Thursday, 7 July 2011

A pile of late dt cards!


My internet has been playing up these last few days (again!!) and I haven’t been able to get online to post my dt cards, so I have to warn you that this is gonna be a loooong post!!

First up is my Inky Impressions Challenge card. It’s my turn to host the challenge this fortnight (although I had problems getting the challenge post done and my teamie Michaela came to my rescue and did the post for me! Thanks hunnie), and I chose “Distressing” as the challenge.



I made an easel card for a change. I love how these look, but don’t make them often enough.

I used Lili’s Prayer from Inky Impressions and coloured her as usual with Promarkers (I’m not writing the colours I used today as there is a few cards, but if anyone wants to know which colours I used on any image, let me know and I will email you)

I used papers from My Minds Eye from the Lost & Found collection again and distressed all the edges with scissors then inked them with antique linen distress ink.

I used lace and raffia stuff from my stash and also inked them and some blue ribbon from my stash.



The gorgeous butterfly is from Little Snippets Etsy store. It was a white/cream colour but I inked it with distress ink so it matched the colours of my papers and then added some Prima pearls.

While I am on the subject of Little Snippets, I have some news to share……..the lovely Geraldine has asked me to join her design team, and of course I said yes Smile I use her “snippets” all the time anyway because they are so pretty, but this is my first “official” dt card for Little Snippets Smile


My next card is for Charisma Cardz (I’m not so late for this one because the challenge was just posted today, but it should of been on my blog this morning).

The challenge is to use flowers.


I used a cute Penny Black hedgehog and of course coloured him with Promarkers but not my usual choice of colours…….can you spot my mistake?? I was paying attention when I was colouring the daisies and coloured the petals of one of them yellow instead of the centre, so instead of white with yellow centres, they now have yellow petals and orange centres lol.  I also inked around the image with a few different distress inks.

The papers on this one are Heidi Grace…so not my colours and I would of never put the blue with the red/orange, but the blue was the reverse side of the main paper I used. I do quite like the colours though now that I have used them… never know, there may be some unusual coloured cards popping up on my blog now and again.


Finally here’s my card for Digital Tuesday where the challenge by the lovely Maria is “Bling It Up”. Our sponsor this week is Paper Fashions Etc who also gave the design team some of their button card images to use for the challenge.



Sorry about the poor pics of this one (well them all in fact lol) for some reason I just couldn’t get a pic of this one without it looking washed out.

I used a digi image that I found while searching for a different one and I think it is from Stitchy Stamps, but I’m not 100% on that. I coloured her as usual with Promarkers, then drowned her with glitter :)

I’m not sure about this paper either I’m afraid, but the image in the background is a button card image from Paper Fashions which I just printed on some shimmery light blue card and added glitter to the swirly bits. When I first saw these button cards, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but my teamies at DTC Amy and Maria directed me to some samples made with them (thanks girls, I would of been lost without you lol). It’s a pity that I done all the glittering with a quicky glue pen and then covered most of it up…oops.

I used some black organza ribbon from my stash and also made a flower with it, then added a Prima flower and an American Crafts blingy brad on top, and finished with some sticky back gems for some more bling Smile


You can see the glitter on this pic much better…doesn’t she look pretty?


Ok if you have reached the end of this post, you deserve a medal!! lol

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Lora x


Aideen said...

Fab cards Lora :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable cards Lora.

Rica said...

Hi Lora, all fabulous cards, I love the image on the third one 0 she is so adorable, I love it!!
You asked me a question, I think it was about paper, could you ask me again - like you I've been having problems and have how totally lost the plot (what little I had that is)
Heather xx

Diane said...

Lora...I just love your card and the way you used one of our Vintage Button cards. How creative to put it on a shimmery paper to go with the fantasy feel of your card. Such pretty embellishments, just gorgeous. We appreciate your use of our image and invite you back to Paper Fashions Etc. anytime. We'd love to have you!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful cards Lora love the colours and the gorgeous designs, better late than never I say.
Hugs Linda

Amy Johnson said...

gorgeous cards! I love that butterfly!

Sandy O said...

WOW, every card is so perfect. The butterfly is truely gorgeous. Congratualations on making her DT

laney said...

WOW!! Lora amazing cards hun!!

Thistleblue said...

Morning Lora, thanks for stopping by on our Ellephantastic Blog Hop, hope you had fun! these are all beautiful cards.
Best of luck for the candy!
Elle DT