Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A few challenge cards and some pics of the kids

I must warn you that this will be a long post and has loads of pics so you better make yourself a cuppa and get yourself comfy before proceeding to read lol.
I done a few challenge cards today using the new stamps I bought from Funky Kits a few weeks ago.The first card is for The Sugar Bowl and it's a sketch by Tiets and the "please include" option is 3 flowers, 2 brads and 1 button.

The image is of course Sugar Nellie "Peek A Bunny" which I bought in the January sale. I couldn't resist buying most of the sale stamps as they were such good value for money!
I couldn't get a very good photo of this one but I find every time I use this muted kind of colours, I can never get a good pic for some reason, and the image lines look very dark in places but they are not like that IRL...weird.
Anyway the papers are K&Co, flowers are Prima and Tabby Crafts and brads, spacers and button are from my stash.
The image is coloured with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor.
My next card is for Stamp With Fun where they have a great sketch. I rotated the sketch to fit my image better.
I'm not sure about this card because it's colours that I never normally use and I also used some sheet music which I don't think I have ever used either, but here it is anyway.
The image is one of the new Sugar Nellie Manga Girls and this one is called "Coffee Time". I coloured her with my pencils and Sansodor.
The papers are from Basic Grey's Scarlet Letter collection and the sheet music is from an old viola music book. Just in case you were wandering, I don't play the viola and never have lol.
We were visiting Barry's Mum and Dad on Monday and there is a charity shop across the road from their house and I saw the book when I was passing so I nipped in and bought it lol. It's amazing what you can do with other peoples rubbish lol.
I distressed the edges of all the papers and inked them with brushed corduroy distress ink.
The sketch had a stitched circle on it but my sewing machine in broken so I wasn't going to attempt stitching a circle by hand (I have enough trouble stitching in a straight line!!), so I used some pearls from my stash instead.The lace is from a local haberdashery and the red organza ribbon is by Dovecraft. For a change I made a faux bow :)

My last card is one I did for fun, just because I wanted to ink up my new CC designs stamp lol.

I'm not sure about this card either but thought I would show it anyway.
I got a pack of about 300 tiny spacers months ago that are too small to use on most flowers, so I wanted to find other ways of using then up instead of binning them, so I used them to make some swirls.The papers are Papermania, flowers are Prima and Tabby Craft, large spacer and pearl from my stash and the image "Gretel" is coloured with my pencils and oms and I used some glitter for her wings.

Now that's all the cards done, but I thought I would show you some pics of the kids that I took at their Nana's house on Monday :)
I took these just after they came back from getting pics done at the photographers.
Barry's Mum wanted a photo of the 3 of them together so she paid for a photographer so she could get a big decent pic of them all :)

They are all of Liam and Chiara except this one of Rhianna raiding her Nana's fridge! This is just after she raided Nana's make up bag lol. She has some make up on here (which she did herself) but by the time we left, she looked like a clown lol.

Liam had a headache and had went for a lie down, this is him after he just woke up. Bed head lol.
He normally has his hair short but he is growing it just now. I think he's only growing it to annoy his Dad because he keeps moaning at him to get his hair cut!

Liam posing!!

Liam and Chiara playing Ring A Rosie with Ted lol. Liam will be so embarrassed when he finds out I have showed these pics on my blog lol.

"We all fall down"!

Chiara with "Traveling Ted" from her nursery.

How cute is this kid??

I have loads more but I will save them for another day. I really shoulddo a scrapbook for some of these pics but I have never done any scrapbooking before so have no idea where to start......maybe one day :)

Hope I have not bored you with all the pics but I had to show them, who can resist that 3 cute faces?? I am sooo biased lol


Donna said...

Adorable cards and adorable kids, Lora. Love your cards. They are all fun! Good luck with the challenges.

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Fantastic cards, particularly like the one wher eyou used music as a background.
Your kids are fab too, and why not show them off.

Hugs Ali x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i love your cards and i just love what you did with the spacers! super idea! and holy moly.... those kids have sure grown since i first saw their pictures! liam is definitely a hottie and ciara is just too, too cute. you should be very proud of them and thank you sooooooooooo much for sharing.

hugs ♥

Beryl said...

Great cards Lora and gorgeous kids.
Beryl xx

Holly said...

Cute pictures of your kids Lora, and I love all of the cards you've made. I think what you did with the spacers is such a wonderful look! They kind of look like tiny flowers themselves - just put a dot of stickles in the center or something!

Kirsty said...

Your cards are lovely I like the swirl you made with the spacers great idea.
Your kids are absolutly beautiful Liam is going to break some hearts xx

Jaspere said...

Your cards are awesome and your kids are adorable.

coldwaters2 said...

I have really enjoyed this posting Lora the cards are all such a pure delight to see those images and the colours on each and everyone are wonderful and it has been such fun seeing the kids having fun thanks for this it has brightened a horrible snowy day.

Lorraine x

Milnie said...

Gorgeous creations and very sweet pictures Lora!

Hugs and have a nice sunday!