Monday, 25 January 2010

Fred She Said first challenge! and Cute Daisy May vintage style

Good morning everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. It goes too fast doesn't it?!
Anyway today is the 25th and that means time for the first Fred She Said challenge!
And the challenge for this month is use the header and background of the challenge blog as the inspiration for your card.
You must use a FSS image to enter but don't worry if you don't have any yet there are loads of freebies in the store that you can use. Check then out here
And the best bit is the prize of course, which is a $20 (CAD) gift certificate to spend at the FSS store!!! How cool is that!?

Right onto my card then. The blog is green and purple with some of Fred's flowers, so I used the colours (once I eventually found some papers of that colours in my stash that is!).

I used the shrugger girl and one of the sentiments from the same set. There is loads of fun sentiments in this set but I just used the Happy Birthday and will write something inside to match the image as I have something in mind for the person I will give this too.
I coloured her with my Polychromos pencils which I am really loving now (thanks for the tips Tracey!) and the flowers are also coloured with my pencils and oms. The flowers I used are the new point daisies. I cut down in between the petals and used my embossing toll to give them some shape.
The purple paper is Bassil bling and the dp is by K&Co. I hand stitched the papers for a change just because I found some green embroidery thread while I was looking for something else lol. Ribbon is from my local craft shop (Holburn Crafts in Aberdeen) and everything else is from my stash.
Oh the stamp I used on the scalloped circle mat is a little clear Stag 'em stamp which I won months ago in a blog candy and this is the first time I have used it. I think it will get another outing now though because I quite like it :)
I hope you will join in with the first challenge. You have a whole month to enter so plenty of time to get a card done. But you have to go check out the other DT girls cards on the challenge blog now because I just went and had a look and wow there is so much eye candy!

Right my other card is another DT one, this time for Cute Daisy May. The challenge this week is vintage.
I love the vintage style and love trying to create vintage cards (trying being the key word here!!) but my cards never turn out looking vintage lol.
I had loads of fun making this one though and I think it kind of turned out vintage. I will let you decide though.

I have used this sweet little Daisy from sheet 134 which you cam find at the CDM store here and coloured her with Polychromos pencils and oms then inked all around the edges of the image with distress ink.
The papers are K&Co again. Sorry I know I have been using K&C o on almost every card lately but I can't help it, they just call out "use me, use me" very time I go to make a card lol.
I have distressed and inked all the edges of the papers (maybe a bit much lol).
The flowers which have also been lightly inked and sprayed with iridescent gold glimmer mist are a mix again, the large rose is from Hobbycraft, the little white ones (well were white before I got my hands on them!) are from the Works and the tiny pink ones are from Joanna Sheen's website. Hat pin and key charm are both from my stash and the ticket thing is from a sheet of French postmarks that I downloaded ages ago but can't remember where from. I don't normally download stuff like that but for some reason I thought I would use it. I can't remember what my original plan for them was but they came in handy for this :)
I just cropped the bit of the sheet I wanted to use, printed out, inked it a bit, then scrumpled it up a lot and inked some more so the ink would go into the creases.
I must admit that I was about crying with the thought of distressing the K&Co papers because they are so pretty in real life lol, but I have a few spares so I managed to bring myself to do it lol.

The other DT girls have done a fab job as always so why not pop over to the challenge blog to see all their cards too?

Now I'd better get busy with other DT stuff. I still have a few bits to do for next months By The Cute and Girly challenge, so got to get cracking with that. By the way you still have this week to get your entries in for that too. The theme for January is "New" so loads of options there, new baby, new home, new job, wedding, well you get the picture lol. Remember you can enter using any craft and as much times as you like as long as you have done a different craft each time (for exampled a card, a lay out, an altered item, knitting, jewelry etc) and there are some great prizes to be won too!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my cards, especially the Cute Daisy May one, I would love to know what you think of my vintage efforts lol Your comments mean a lot to me and although I don't always have time to come visit you, I love to sit and read your comments. It really makes it all worthwhile when people take the time to comment, even if it's just to say hi :)

Hugs Lora x


Carol said...

Two lovely cards!!! Your Fred She Said design is so adorable. Great job!


Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Lora and the colours and design are gorgeous, lovely detail and papers.
Hugs Linda

Michele Spera said...

both your cards are fabulous!! Love the coloring on the Cute daisy especially:-)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i cannot believe i haven't been here for ages! hope you are well. i see your mojo is still fabulous and you are doing wonders. these are gorgeous. i love your purple card. reminds me of your little one.

definitely have missed you.

hugs :)

Lisa said...

Both projects are lovely! Really enjoy your colors!

Holly said...

Super cute and sweet Lora!

Bev said...

Both cards are so pretty Lora. Love all the fabulous detail and sweet image. The papers are gorgeous too x

Maria Matter said...

beautiful cards Lora!

your FSS is so adorable and your CDM is so pretty...well done on both!!!
blessings, maria

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Well done, Lora! So prettty. Great colouring with your new pencils! :D