Friday, 2 April 2010

By The Cute and Girly and Fred She Said DT cards

The new challenge is up over at By The Cute and Girly (well actually it was up yesterday but I couldn't get my cards uploaded so I am a day late!) and the girls have done an amazing job!
There is so much inspiration over there, you just gotta check it out!
It's my turn to host this month and I chose the theme of Fairytales (surprised? didn't think so lol)
We have some fab sponsors again this month and as always, you can enter the challenge as much times as you like as long as each entry is a different craft. Someone asked me the other day if a card and an ATC would be classed as a different crafts as they are both papercrafts, so I thought I would answer that question on here. In short yes we class them as different crafts, although they are both papercrafts, they are different to each other, you could also enter a card and a layout and an ATC if you like because they are all different. Really we just don't want people entering 4 or 5 cards because there are people who enter our challenge who do x stitch or knitting etc and it's not really fair to them if we let others have multiple card entries as their craft takes a lot longer to make KWIM?

Anyway now that I have explained that, I will get on with my cards. As I said the DT done an amazing job, but me......well that's a different story lol. I left everything till the last minute and had t6o rush to get my makes finished on time (no surprise there either!) and when I did get them done, my camera decided it didn't want to work properly so I have rubbish pics too lol.
My pics are really blurry but hopefully you can just about make everything out.
But here they are anyway, hopefully I can get a better pic of these later.

I went with the Little Mermaid for this one (obviously lol) and I did this for Chiara's birthday which is this Wednesday coming.
The image is Emma The Mermaid from Fred She Said and it is an old one but I love it and so does Chiara so hopefully she will like the card.
The papers are We R Memory Keepers, lace is from my stash and ribbon is Bo Bunny, I just threaded the ribbon through the holes in the lace. The number 5 was a download from somewhere ages ago but I have no idea where and I stuck a string of pearls round it, which you can't see very well here but you may be able to see it a bit better below.

 Oh and everything is coloured with Polychromos pencils and oms.

My next card is a little different to what I normaly do but I thought the shape would fit this months theme.  (Sorry but this one is a really bad pic!)

 I used my very old Glitter Girls Bookatrix embossing board which hasn't seen the light of day for goodness knows how long! I was trying to think of something quick I could do but something that was a little different than a normal card and I thought a book shaped card would be good since you read Fairytales and then I remembered I had the board.
I used some white card and stamped around it with little flourishes using a tiny Studio G stamp, then done the next layer in a light puple and the next with some pink dp that was a freebie from a a magazine.
The bookmark which can come off the card and be used was done with the same card and stamp and I added some purple stickles around the edge to make it sparkly :) I also inked all the edges except the pink layer with the same purple ink I used to stamp with.
The wording is done with some rub ons but I can't remember who makes them and I will also add Chiara's name to the bookmark once I find bigger letters.
The image is a Sugar Nellie and I am afraid she has lost her wand! I cut her out and the wand fell off because it was so thin and by the time I went to stick it on, I had lost her star lol. She is coloured with my pencils again and I used some white glitter on her wings and the stars on her shoes. And finally the flowers are handmade. I used a flower shape from the same embossing board and I have no idea why I never thought of using it before because it works great. Anyway I embossed 4 of them, cut them out, stamped  the same swirls all over and sprayed with glimmer mist, then I cut down each petal and kind of rolled each petal side one way and the other side the opposite way (I have no idea if I am making sense here! lol) then used my embossing tool in the middle to make them curl up a little and layer two on top of each other and finished them off with a little flower from my stash and a large pearl.

I did take pics of the pages seprately so you might be able to see it better but they are not very good either so that was probably pointless lol. But here they are anyway.

Oh the lace is from my stash and is the same kind I used on my other card but this one is sparkly :)

Right I promise I am finished now!
Why not go and check out the other girls projects and enter while you are there :)

Also just a reminder that you still have loads of time left to enter the Fred She Said challenge which is Spring with pastel colours.

Thanks for stopping by to visit little ole me, I really do appreciate it :)



Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

awww lovely Lora very sweet & girly. My niece would love them. She was 4 yesterday.

Hope you are well? This is the first chance I've had to visit people in ages!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Dont eat too much chocolate!!

Hugs x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow lora! are these ever beautiful! that book-look one is just stunning!

i'd be happy to sponsor by the cute & girly whenever. just give me a holler!

happy easter!

Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

stitchy said...

Lora, your projects are so amazing, thought I would pop over and say hello and glad I did, I love your creativity...see you next month...

stitchy xoxox