Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Digital Tuesday DT , a challenge and my birthday cards

This is going to be a long post because I have quite a few cards to show!
First is my Digital Tuesday DT card. Amy is the host this week and she wants to see paper piecing.
Our sponsor is My Grafico who are giving the winner a digi set of their choice and 30% off in store.
They also very kindly gave the design team their "Birthday Girl" set designed by Chi Chi Memories to use for  this weeks challenge.
My camera is really playing up just now and every photo I take seems to be really washed out, but hopefully you can see the cards well enough.
Here's the card I made for the challenge.

 I followed the sketch at Sketch and Stash for this but I didn't use the circle for my image as I had already cut her out before I went and found the sketch, and I only used 1 flower instead of 3 because there wasn't enough room, so I don't know if I can actually enter this into the challenge but I will give it a go anyway.
The brown paper I used is Stampin Up and the others are Paper Cellar. I paper pieced the girls dress, socks and hat and coloured the rest of her and the cupcake with my polychromos pencils and oms. I also added a bit of glitter in the cup cake and the girls hat but you can't see that here.
The lace and pearls are from my stash and I made the flower using 2 flowers embossed with a glitter girls embossing board and cut them out, cut down the petals and curled them then sprayed with glimmer mist and layer them on top of each other and added an organza flower from Hobbycraft.

Here's a close up of the flower where you can see the organza one better.

My next card is for the Truly Scrumptious challenge which is a sketch and the optional extra of "Fly Away".

The colours on this card are nothing like they are in real life and I just can't get a decent photo but here it is anyway. I used a digi image from Stitchy Stamps. If you haven't checked out these digi's you have got to go have a look, they are fab!
The papers are a mix of Basic Grey, K&Co and SU! and I traced over the flourishes on the green and blue strip of dp with a quicky glue pen and added some glitter. You can't see it very well here but it looks really pretty irl. The sweet image is coloured with Polychromos pencils and oms and I also added glitter on her wings.
The tiny butterfly's were done with an old £1 punch that I have had forever and have no idea ho makes it, and the corner on the image mat was punched with a Mcgill corner punch on some scrap dp and I just cut around it so I could stick it onto the corner of my image.

Now that's the cards that I made done, but it's my birthday today and I got some beautiful cards from some blogging friends so I just have to show you them :)

The first one is from Lisa who is on my design team at By The Cute and Girly. She also sent me some lovely chocolates in a special box but I can't show that just yet.
So here's the card for now.

The next one is from Debbie who is another one of my dt girlies at BTC&G. She has a much better pic of this on her blog.

This one is from the one and only Glitterbabe (Stef).

And last but by no means is one I got from my lovely friend Lorraine (Coldwaters) who also sent me a stamp!!

My photo's do not do any of these beautiful cards justice but I just had to show you them :)
Thank you so much girls, you are all the best!!


mariska said...

Hello Lora!!

What a beautiful cards!!

Greets mariska

Rach said...

gorgeous cards both yours and the ones that you have received for your birthday... Happy birthday...xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

everything is beautiful - isn't there a song with that??? lol


Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous cards Lora, both made and received!!!
Happy birthday hun!
I was hoping my card would arrive on time! Well, you will just have to keep celebrating until you receive it! lol
Have a wonderful day!!
blessings, Maria

Lisa Jane said...

Hope you have had a very Happy Birthday .. love your cards ( i mean the ones you made and the ones you received from other people NOT me lol) ...
Enjoy the rest of what left of your day
Lisa ;)

Rufus said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a great bunch of cards. The ones that you made and the ones that you received.

Becky said...

What gorgeous cards Lora, love the little smile on the cupcake!
Happy belated Birthday!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx