Friday, 16 March 2012

A cute little dragon :)

It's the middle of the month already! Where did March go??!! and I have a dt card to show for By The Cute and Girly where the theme this month is "In The Kitchen".
I was planning on having a baking session with my 2 girls for this challenge since you can enter with any craft, even baking, but Chiara was ill last week and has chicken pox this week and then Rhianna was up last night being sick so she is off school too and Liam has a tummy ache too today, so I have 3 sick kids and there's no way I was getting to do any baking! lol
It's Barry's birthday tomorrow (the girls dad's) and then of course we have Mother's Day here on Sunday, so hopefully they are all feeling better soon!!

So as I said, I made a card for the "In The Kitchen" theme. You can use anything food or drink related, so I decided to use a stamp that I have had for ages and only used once since it has a bottle of bubbly on it.

As usual, the photos are rubbish! lol but hopefully you can see it clear enough. I really have to get a light tent soon!!
The image is a Nellie Snellen stamp which I coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Copics. I only have a couple of Copics so couldn't colour it all with them, but I still love my Promarkers anyway, although I find the Copic tips easier to colour with.
I used some Dovecraft "Tea House" papers, though the cupcakes went well with the food theme.
The flowers are from my stash and have all got stickles added to them, lace from my stash and the little pink pearl hearts were from a little craft shop in Montrose.

Isn't this image sweet? I don't know why I haven't used it a lot more because it is really cute, but it's a clear stamp and me and clear stamps don't go too well together! lol
You wouldn't believe me if I told you how much times I stamped this image before I got one that was decent enough to use! I have no problem with rubber stamps, mounted or unmounted, but clear stamps, I just find a lot of them difficult to get a crisp image with.

I'm off to make some birthday cards and one for Mother's day........I know I haven't left myself much time to get them made, but hey that's just me, I am never organised!
I do only have one Mother's Day card to make though because my own Mum died when I was 10 so she won't be needing one lol, and my Step Mum, well she is not really my Mum so I don't send her one.....that's sounds terrible doesn't it? I do get on with her well enough but we are not close at all, even though she has been with my dad for 14 years. They live far away from me and we don't see them much, maybe once a year......
Anyway, enough of my life story! I have to make one for Barry's Mum, since men never remember to do that kind of stuff!! lol and then some cards from the kids and me for Barry's birthday and then I might be able to put the finishing touches to a challenge card that I started making yesterday.

Thanks for stopping by


Pinkllilac said...

Love your card Lora,all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.
Hugs Linda

Brigitte said...

Ohh Lora!!! Your card is gorgeous and I love your flower arrangement! I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Hugs, Brigitte

sassy said...

hiya lora...what a cute little fella he is love the lay out and the ribbons flowers...everything such a card so full of sweetness have a gr8weekend hugs sassyx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Lora
Brillaint card, sorry to hear the kids are ill, hope they are all better soon. We used to have chicken pox and mumps parties when my kids were younger, shove all the kids in the road together in one room and so they all get it whilst they are young... LOL those were the days.
Suzie xx

~ Barb said...

Boo to sick kids. And to trying to get things done with sick kids. You are one busy lady. You are right this is a cutie image and the cupcake paper is perfect! Hope everyone gets well soon.

Ellie said...

What a darling card Lora!! Such a sweet image, beautiful papers, and I love the flowers!!

Amy Johnson said...

How adorable! Love the flower cluster.