Sunday, 11 September 2011

A bit of Hanglar and Stanglar and some Bildmalarnas

I haven't posted for a few days because I've been busy getting things ready for my Daughter Rhianna's girly birthday party which was yesterday. She invited her new friends from school and they all had a lovely (but noisy!!) time.

I did make a few challenge cards last week, but forgot to post them....oops, so thought I would just show one today anyway and also one of my By The Cute and Girly DT cards for this month where the theme is "All Things Bright and Beautiful".

I think I made this for Just Magnolia and Hanglar challenge but they have a new one up now, so I had a look around blog land and C.R.A.F.T challenge is looking for cards with children this week, so I am entering it there.

The cute Hanglar girl is coloured with Promarkers and I used some Dazzling Diamonds glitter from SU! on her wings and her bow on her hat.
I'm not sure who makes the papers I used on this card as they were from a friend, but the gorgeous flowers and butterfly are from Little Snippets, aren't they pretty?
Ger has lots of lovely snippets for your cardmaking but they can also be used for so much more. I have a horrible light shade which I think I will transform using some of these lovely "snippets". I will share some pics if I ever get around to doing it lol.
The pretty wire spray was also a gift and the flourishes and decorative border are both Marianne dies. This is the first time I have used the border one because I lost my embossing mat for my cuttlebug and this die embosses as well as cuts, so I haven't ever used it, but I was mounting some stamps the other day and thought I would be able to use some of the mount to use instead of the tan mat to emboss worked perfectly, although I don't think I will be able to use the mount for stamps now, because it now has a pretty embossed pattern on it! lol

Here's the little cuties close up :)

You can see the glitter on her hat and wings better in this one and also the pretty embroidered detail on the Little Snippets flower. Oh and I threaded some ribbon from my stash through the border too.

As I said, the theme over at my monthly challenge blog, By The Cute and Girly is "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and to be honest, I was kinda lazy with this challenge and only made cards because I had just moved house and didn't have much stash to make anything, but at least I made something :)

The top strip of paper on this card looks really wonky, but I promise it's not in real life, don't know what happened with the pics there lol.

Again I have no idea who makes these papers, but they are lovely and glittery, so I thought they would be good for the challenge.
The cute image is a Bildmalarna stamp which I got as a birthyday pressie last year from one of my BTC&G DT girls, Hanna, and I have to confess that I have only used it once before. Not because I don't like it, because I love these cute stamps, but because I lost it and found it again when I moved :) So she will be getting a lot of inking now.
I coloured her as usual with promarkers and used a little bit of glitter.
The gorgeous butterfly and pretty crotchet flowers are again from Little Snippets.
I also followed a sketch for this one but I missed that challenge as well.......I know there is just no hope for me! lol

You can see the glitter on her little bows and on the yellow bits of the flowers.

That's all from me today. I will be back tomorrow with an Inky Impressions Inspiration post on the Inspirational blog, but today I need to make a pile of thank you cards for Rhianna's friends who came to her party yesterday.

Thanks for stopping by


nnalorac said...

Real cuties Lora, lovely colours and the flowers are gorgeous. Hope your getting a bit more organised down there! Carolxx

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Lora!
so glad to see you posting again!
hugs & blessings

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards Lora .. you are managing to make soe gorgeous creations with your limited stash
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous cards.

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

dragonllew said...

Great cards thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
Jenny x