Sunday, 7 March 2010

WOJ challenge and 2 forgotten cards!!

I must warn you first of all that this will be a long post! I have 3 cards to show and a bit of a rant too lol.

I have been such a bad blogger this week! I have been making cards and other bits but I just haven' t had time to put them on here.I am starting a craft club for parents at the kids school this Thursday so I've been busy with getting things ready for that.
I kinda got roped into it but it should be fun. We will be making things to sell at the school fayre's etc to raise money for the PTA (parent and teachers association) which gets used for the kids parties and trips etc.
So the classes are free and the PTA pay for all materials and tools which sounds great doesn't it? Only problem is that I have a budget of £40 to start the whole thing up!! That's to get all materials that we will need from now till Christmas. We will make a few bits for Easter but that won't make much money because we don't really have time to make or sell much and then we will have a Summer Fayre and then one at Christmas so I went shopping yesterday for crafty bits and we are out of money already and still don't have half of what we need!
We are not allowed to use the schools card/paper, or glue etc, but they have gave me permission to use their scissors and a guillotine if it is available on the day. Very kind of them eh? lol
I'm laughing about it now, but I have absolutely no idea where I am getting all the stuff we will need from! I have asked for donations from parents but as yet have nothing and I have tried Freecycle but again looks like my stash will be getting raided.....again!! Problem is that I raided it at Christmas for the school and I haven't got much left for myself!

Right sorry big rant over! lol have a card that I did the other day for the Whiff Of Joy Challenge which is a colour combo- coffee and cream.

I went for a bit of a distressed look for this. I don't know why but when I think of browns and creams, I just think of distressing and inking, so that's what I did :)

Image WOJ coloured with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor then inked round the image with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.Papers: base is SU! kraft, cream cardstock is coredinations, brown bit is SU!, patterned cream is s.e.i (I think) and music is from an old viola sheet music book I found in a charity shop window lol.
Embellishments: Flowers are Primas, lace from local haberdashery and a button from my stash.

I also made a card for last weeks challenge which was a sketch but I forgot to post it...duh. So thought I would show it anyway.

Image: Whiff of Joy coloured with Polychromos and Karisma pencils and Sansodor.
Papers: All from Paper Cellar wedding stack.
Embellishments: Plain flower from Tabby Crafts and a baby's breath flower from my stash (but you can't really see the little spray in the centre of it in this pic). Pin is from Tabby Crafts, and spacer pearls and spray are all from my stash.
Tools: Fiskars scalloped border punch

And I have one more card to show that I found when I was looking for a different card that I haven't yet shown on my blog. I am useless at this blogging lark aren't I? lol
It's one I made for Valentines day and took it with some others to sell at the school but this one didn't sell :(

Image: Freebie digi from The Greetings Farm ( I think, please correct me if I'm wrong), coloured with Polychromos Pencils and Sansodor.
Papers: All Stampin Up
Sentiment: Cut from a sheet of dp I found in my stash. Think it's Papermania.

Right I promise that's it for now! If I haven't bored you to death, I might be back with a card later but first I have loads of DT stuff to catch up with!

Remember the new challenge over at By The Cute and Girly has started and there are some fab prizes to be won! The theme this month is Spring and you can make whatever you like as long as it fits in with the Spring theme. And you can enter as many times as you like as long as it's with something different each time, eg, 1 card, 1 layout, 1 ATC, 1 cross sticth, 1 knitted item etc.
Imagine how many time you could enter if you liked to do lots of different crafts! And of course the more times you enter, the bigger chance you have of winning one of the great prizes :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I love to read your comments so please leave me one to let me know you have been and then I can come visit you :)

Lora x


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hi lora! your cards are - as always - gorgeous. as for your school project.... i would definitely make them pay up or pay out for your supplies or tell them that you want reimbursement. you should not have to use your stash for the school unless this was your idea in the first place. if not, i would get the parents to help pay for the products. if they refusse, then i would do just one class and tell them i have nothing else to do. you cannot put yourself in a bind because the school wants a craft fayre. anyway, that's just my opinion.

Juls said...

You deserve to have a rant!! Its not fair that people take advantage of you and your craft stash...I just dont think people that dont craft are aware of how much stuff costs..they just see a pretty card and thats it....

Anyway your cards are Gorgeous!!! Really Love your WOJ one the distressed look is just fab!! Big Hugs Juls

pinky said...

I agree with Stef, pay or no play. A few pound each would go a long way to buy supplies and if the school can't even supply glue! well I think I'd leave them to their own devices, they would soon change their minds. I love your cards Lora, just adorable, especially the vintage one. Great news about Brenda. hugs

freckleface said...

Hey chick...loving all your creations...and i agree with the a parent i would expect to contribute!!...Debs x

Emma Lockley said...

Hi Lora have just seen your message on Ali's blog about blogger gadets and side bar not working, i have had the same problem for the last month too. BUT after googling till ive got a pounding headache ive found the reason why! Blogger has stumbled across a problem and cannot recognise Google Chrome or Firefox (hence some blogger features like gadgets and posting not working), i was using both, so i have changed back to Internet explorer .

and ta da....its all working fine again now

I hope this helps hunni. If you need anymore help, email me
love emma xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Fab cards - i particularly like the one in creams/browns - and the distressed look.
The parents craft class looks great. i am sure if you let us know what type of things you need we might all be able to send you some stuff - cos lets face it we all have far too much lol! I don't mind rooting through my stuff and letting you have some surplus . Just let me know
Lisa ;)

Linda L said...

Beautiful cards! I agree with the rest. Card making or crafting of any kind can't be free. Instead of BYOB have BYOG Bring your own glue. LOL I hope it all works out!

Rufus said...

Pretty much all that's left to say is DITTO to what everyone else has said! If the parents can't bring in crafty items, they can certainly bring CASH! Def. on the BYOG and throw in scissors, too!

Your cards are all fab today. Think my fav is the WOJ.

Donalda said...

This is just gorgeous dear, so love all the detail hon. Thanks for joining us at WOJ Challenge Blog

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

Gorgeous cards Lora, lovely coloring and great details :)