Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sugar Nellie for a special friend

 I had a play with my stamps today and made a card for the Sugar Bowl challenge where Tiets has done another great sketch.
I don't have that many stamps but of what I do have, most of them are Sugar Nellies as I love their designs and they are a delight to colour :)
The optional theme is Autumn so I got out all my Autumn coloured papers and had a go. I even coloured my image with distress inks for the first time! I need loads of practise, but it was fun, so think I might buy some more colours and use the inks more often.

I must apologise for this pic as it is really bad!! I still don't have a working camera so had to scan it and the card is quite dimensional because there is a lot of layers so it didn't scan very well and for some reason no matter where I place the card in my scanner, it always cuts off one of the annoying!!
My new battery charger thing (long story lol) shoudl be here tomorrow, so hopefully my next card on here will be a half decent pic!

Oh my, this photo really is blurry! but hopefully you can get the jist of it .  I will replace it as soon as I get my camera up and running again!

I made this card with a special friend in mind as she has been going through a tough time lately so just wanted to let her know that I am thinking of her :)
As I said I coloured the image with distress inks, except the grass which I did with Promarkers because I don't have a green ink yet.
I'm not sure how I did?? Please leave me a comment and let me know. Any constructive criticism welcome, and if anyone has any tips for using them it would be much appreciated :)

The papers are a bit of a mix, the light leaf print one is Bo Bunny and the others are Papermania Capsule Collection.
The ribbon and rafia stuff are from my stash, sentiment is from an Autumn Leaves Stampology set and the sunflower (not very Autumn like lol) is from

I have some more cards to show over the coming days using embelishments from Janlynn which unfortunately are now disscontinued, but they have so much more crafty goodies for you to look at, from craft stamps to cross stitch, so no matter what crafts you like to do, they have something for everyone.

That's it from me for now. Hope you have had a great weekend and for my UK friends, hope your having a great October Holiday!


Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Lora love the colouring and gorgeous design, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

Berenice R. said...

Such a darling card :)

Lilian said...

Lovely card Laura :) Your friend is very lucky to have someone like you - she will love your card! I do not color with Distress Inks so I have no coloring tips on how to use them - my advice would be not to give up and keep on practicing! As with any medium add darker shades to show some depth on your image. :)
Thanks fror joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!