Thursday, 2 June 2011

Inky Impressions, Charisma and a few challenges

I have two cards to show again today, one is my Charisma Cardz DT card and the other is an Inky Impressions DT card that is being shown on the Inky Impressions Inspirational blog later today.
Last time I had a card shown on the Inky blog and only showed a sneak peek here, a few of you said that you would of liked to see it on my blog, so I decided I would show it here as well as the Inspirational blog, but please do pop over there as the design team post on the blog every day, so there really is loads of inspiration going on over there.

Ok first up is my Inky card (well actualy it is just a topper because I have ran out of white card lol and I am sick of using those teeny tiny 5x5 cards so I will just mount it onto a card once I get some) which I am also entering into the Papertake Weekly challenge because I followed the sketch from there and also Stampin' for the Weekend where the want to see blue, buttons and bling.

I used Lili's Prayer for my card today which is still one of my fave Inky stamps and I coloured her as usual with Promarkers. You can pick her up from the Inky Impressions store along with a whole lot of other cuties.

The papers are all My Minds Eye from the Lost & Found collection. I just love these papers, they are sooo pretty and such good quality. The only thing is that I don't like cutting into them because they are double sided and each side is as pretty as the other.
I distressed the edges of all the patterened papers and the light brown coredinations cardstock with my scissors to give it a bit of a shabby chic feel.
The gorgeous butterfly was a gift from my By The Cute and Girly DT member Geraldine who very kindly made them up in the colours I wanted (thank you so much sweetie mmwaahh).

Geraldine sells these beauties in her Etsy Shop, Little Snippets (link in the sidebar) along with a whole lot of other pretty embellishments.
I used some ribbon from my stash, a paper button which I got ages ago on a magazine and I coated it with Glossy Accents then bent it a bit to make it crack once it was dry, and the pretty flourish is by Prima.

 This is my card for the Charisma Cardz challenge which this week is something that flys. I used some more of the My Minds Eye papers for this one, and another butterfly from Little Snippets.
the sweet image is a Wags n Whiskers digi  called "Say A Prayer"which I coloured with Promarkers and used some Dazzling Diamonds glitter from SU on her wings and sash.

The pretty heart doily is from Poppy's Cabin (link in sidebar) and I coloured the edge of it with a baby pink Promarker.
The flower I made by cutting out some "bumpy" circles by hand just by moving the paper as I cut and then covered them with gold Cosmic Shimmer Mist, scrunched them up, then opened them up and layered them all together with a brad and added a large pearl in the middle.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are having a great day!


nnalorac said...

Fab cards Lora, loving the look of those papers and pretty embelishments. Carolxx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, adorable cards Lora.

Redrottie said...

lovely card xx i love your papers and your colouring is fab xx thank you for joining us over at SFTW xx karen

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge

clare brown said...

I just love your shabby chic card, those papers are gorgeous and have now been added to my ever expanding wish list lol good luck at SFTW this week.

clare x

Anonymous said...

Lora, your cards are just gorgeous my friend!! I love your Inky card with the butterfly pearls!! It turned out so gorgeous!! And the sparkle on the wings of the second is so lovely too!! TFS! HUGS