Sunday, 1 April 2012

Once Upon A Time.......

You may want to get comfortable before reasing this post, as I have a feeling that it may get a bit long as I have a few pics to share today.
The new challenge is up over at By The Cute and Girly and what a fun challenge it is too! Aideen chose this months challenge theme and I was so happy when I saw what theme she chose because there is just so much you can do with this theme and of course what appealed to me was that you can go super girlie with this one :)
So the theme is Once Upon A Time..... This can be a fairytale, other story, nursery rhyme or even just take an actual book itself as inspiration like some of the dt have done and alter a book.
I didn't go quite as far as altering books (that seems like too much hard work for me! lol), so I made 2 cards instead using our new sponsor Milk N Coffee's images.
If you haven't checked out Milk N Coffee's Etsy store, you must go and have a look! I had never heard of them before, but their images are fab!

Ok, this is the first card I made using "Charlotte Is Going To  A Date" digi.

This sweet image reminded me of Cinderella. I know she doesn't look anything like Cinderella, but the clock made me think of the bit when the clock strikes midnight and she has to run home (can you tell I  have watched that film more times than I care to remember?!! That's what happens when you have 2 little girls lol).
I coloured her with Promarkers and added some stickles on the clock, then cut her out and mounted the image on cream linen card.
The pretty papers I have used are Websters Pages and they are actualy from their Christmas and Winter pack but I thought they went perfect with this challenge. This one has "my little fairy tale" written on the bottom which is why I chose these papers.

I edged all the papers and image with stickles for a bit of bling, added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers which were also stickled and some lace from my stash.

My second card also uses a Milk N Coffee image. This one is called "Glamourous Tiffany In Her Night Dress".
Now I am not sure where I was going with this image. I'm not sure that it remindes me of any story, but I thought it looked quite wedding like and lots of girls dream of a fairytale wedding don't they?
Ok, I had absolutely no idea why I chose this image lol, I just liked it.

I used more Websters Pages papers and this time chose one that actual has Once Upon A Time written on it (just incase I didn't get away with just using the image lol). These papers are so pretty and it would be a sin to have to wait until Winter comes again to use them! Some are really Christmassy but I think ones like this you can get away with using any time of the year. This one does have an angel and bell on it (which I should of probably covered up!) but I suppose bells go with weddings....don't they??
I coloured this one with Copics, then stamped around the image (and all the other papers actually but you can't really see it in this pic) using a Dovecraft stamp and Antique Linen Distress ink.
The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts and the gorgeous lace was given to me by my teamie Ger (thank you hunnie is beautiful!).

If you read to the end of this post, you really do deserve a medal!! lol
I hope some of you will join in with this months challenge at By The Cute and Girly. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this theme. As always we have prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Joanna Sheen and also 5 digi images up for grabs from Milk N Coffee, so you have the chance to get your hands on these fab digis! (or any others in the store of course).
Oh and just a reminder that I will be picking a random comenter from everyone who comments over the next 2 weeks, to win a yummy crafty prize :)

Thanks so much for stopping by


Brigitte said...

WOW Lora, your cards are soooo beautiful!!! And Bravo for making two, lol! Hugs, Brigitte

Happy Crafter said...

Wow they are beautiful Cards :)
Hugzz Val xx

Bettina L. said...

Wow you've been busy Lora. I love both your cards and your colouring is excellent. The colour choice is gorgeous too. Bettina xx

Kate said...

Beautiful cards Lora and what a great sponsor!!

** Kate **

nnalorac said...

Sorry took so long to get round to getting here. Internet playing up, waiting patiently (no I'm not, lol)for hubby to look into it so could be some time before he listens to me! Both gorgeous cards Lora, lovely sweet images this month. Carolxx

Amy Johnson said...

Such pretty cards!