Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Digital Tuesday, By The Cute and Girly and a guest design spot!

This is my second post today. If you are looking for the Inky Impressions blog hop, please scroll down to the next post.

Today is a busy day for me for dt work as I have 4 dt's to post for on the same day! I did combine some of my dt work though because I have been really busy this week with stuff at home, so I only have 2 cards to show, as well as the treat bucket I posted for Inky Impressions earlier today.

First is a card that I made for Digital Tuesday where the challenge this week is "Cute and Cuddly" and also for By The Cute and Girly where the theme this month is "Christmas Girls".

It's a horrible day here today and no matter what I did, I just couldn't get any decent photos. I really need to invest in a lamp to use for these dark days!

I used a sweet image from Di's Downloads who is our digi sponsor this month over at By The Cute and Girly, and as usual, I coloured her with Promarkers and added some diamond stickles to the fur on her hat and jacket.
The papers are from a pad that I won in Brenda's recycling candy :)
I cut the image out and popped her on some scalloped circles cut with nesties and added some snowflakes cut with Marianne Design dies and a Woodware punch.
Oh and the border is also a Marianne die

 Here's a close up so you can see the snowflakes (the pattered ones have stickles on them) and also the dimension of the image.

My second card is for a guest design spot at the Anything Goes challenge blog where I will be guest designer all this month :)
The challenge is to use stitching- real or faux and this fortnight I am in the spotlight over on the challenge blog:)

 I decided to go a bit vintage with this card and used some K&Co papers which I stitched around by hand (I don't have a sewing machine anymore so had to do it by hand).
I used a few Marianne Design dies on this one which are all available to buy at the Craft Den.

 The one in the pic above is the Ribbon Border die (ribbon 3)

 And the flourishes and the decorative panel that Tilda is sitting on are from the Frames and Swirls die set.
You also get a smaller swirl in this set but I haven't used it on this card.

I coloured Tilda with Promarkers and added lots of Icicle stickles to her wings and heart. This Tilda is from the 2010 Merry Little Christmas collection. She is called Tilda With Hanging Heart and can be found in the Craft Den store here. Along with loads of other Magnolia stamps.
You can also find the stickles glitter that I used in the Craft Den here. Not only the icicle one that I used on this card, but the diamond stickles I used on my first card above and loads of other colours too :)
If you haven't checked out this store, it is a must see! Loads of yummy goodies and all at really reasonable prices too.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of my $25 gift certificate from MFT, so if you did the By The Cute and Girly blog hop last month, remember to check back to see if you are a winner! :)


nnalorac said...

Love you DT card for BTC&G Lora, lovely papers and colours. Been a super day here. Carolxx

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Oh Lora, gorgeous card I love the vintage feel. Thank you for guest designing for Anything goes this month. So love your projects.

PS if you are interested I have some blog candy to give away Posh Cat Crafts

Anneke said...

Hi Lora, what a great cards!!! Hugs Anneke

JoanieMc said...

This is so precious! An awesome creation. Love your card. TFS

Kate said...

Great cards Lora, love that cute penguin.

** Kate **

Hannapanna said...

These are lovely Lora, gorgeous colours and details. Hugs, Hanna

Annette said...

This is amazing! So beautiful with that vintage feeling. Great to have you on the team this month at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

Sandy O said...

Both cards are wonderful. The first card is so fun. That image is just the cutest. Not one thing to not like about this!!!

The second card is so pretty with the soft colors.