27 Jul 2014


Hi all, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend, it was a tad cooler here last night and for the first time in days I was able to turn the fan off but it still a little too warm for me, lol.  I know that sounds strange to all you sun worshipers but I really do not like it hot.
Before I tell you about my card I would like to THANK YOU all for visiting and leaving me such lovely comments on my postings, several months ago I never thought I would ever get back into the swing of crafting I had lost all thoughts of creating cards and projects, I was even tempted to sell off all my stamps including my collection of Tilda's, I did have a huge clear out but thankfully I kept the items that were dear to me.  I think the clear out did me a little good it was like sweeping away the cobwebs that seemed to be fogging my brain, I do feel like 'a born again crafter'.  It is the support and friendship that I receive from you all that has also helped me to return to my much loved craft world, so thank you again.

Now onto my card that I would like to share with you and to enter a few challenges.  I have decided to follow the challenge theme over at FITZTOWN which is to use 'browns', now I am a big lover of this colour so I had a lovely time making this one.  I have used an image that is available from Fitztown called Enchanting Elves 15a, I have coloured her with Graph It Markers, I rounded off the edges and adhered her to Kraft card, I have used a black 7 x 7 card for highlighting the papers that are from LOTV, I used my EK Success circle cutter for the central display of the image.  I have added gold organza flowers from Creative Expression, peach roses, gold gems, butterflies punched out with my Tonic punch also some little wee daisies punched out with a Hobbycraft punch, I used yellow Viva Decor for the centers of the wee daisies and the butterflies also in the image's hair, finally I added some Bronze Glass Glitter to the top of the dress.
I have taken 2 photos of the main card but at different angles so you may see a slight difference

A closer look at the image 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Many thanks for visiting me I hope you like what you see and if you would like to buy this image and more then please pay a visit to Fitztown you will be pleasantly surprised at all their gorgeousness in store.


Chris x said...

Stunning Lorraine beautifully coloured gorgeous design, oh no I will have to pop over and have a look.
Chris x


Stunning and beautiful card Lorraine just love this image and you have coloured beautifully and thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous card Lorraine! It's so good to have you back in Blogland, Jo x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just beautiful Lorraine and the sparkle is in just the right places! Fabulous creation!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and love the colour combo's used...fab design too.

♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

ahlers5 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is wonderful. I especially love how you colored the roses. So glad you'll be joining us!

Jacee said...

What a very elegant classy card you've made here Lorraine, a really lovely image, your layout is great and your colour combo just right, there's only one word for this super creation FAB-U-LOUS!!!
Hugs Jacee
So pleased you came back to crafting, I too lost my mojo for quite sometime but I'm glad I took the step to come back, and the clear out...I did that too, it must be cathartic, it seemed to work anyway LOL And Like me, you and the heat don't get on...SNAP!! LOL

Sue said...

Gorgeous colouring Lorraine! stunning card and I'm so glad you decided to 'stay':)) I would have missed you..lots of huggles Sue xxx and I don't like the heat either LOL

Margreet said...

I'm so glad you are back in blogland for a while now! Your card is so beautiful...great coloring, pretty details and a fab color combination!
xxx Margreet

Ema M said...

Lorraine, this is GORGEOUS! The flowers you've used go so well with the image. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator

Maire Gamber said...

I love your beautiful card and it certainly is a touch of elegance. The background is beautiful too!
X Marie

Maire Gamber said...

I love your beautiful card and it certainly is a touch of elegance. The background is beautiful too!
X Marie

Maire Gamber said...

I love your beautiful card and it certainly is a touch of elegance. The background is beautiful too!
X Marie

Maire Gamber said...

I love your beautiful card and it certainly is a touch of elegance. The background is beautiful too!
X Marie

Maire Gamber said...

I love your beautiful card and it certainly is a touch of elegance. The background is beautiful too!
X Marie

Sue said...

This is stunning Lorraine, such a gorgeous image coloured so beautifully and your detailing is wonderful.
I am so pleased that you didn't decide to give up crafting, you designs always bring so much joy and inspiration to others.
hugs Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous sweetie, your colouring is awesome especially on her hair.
I am so pleased you haven't thrown the towel in with your crafting, you would have missed it and you are so talented it would have been a shame.

Creations by Shirl said...

Oooh how pretty - this is gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

Totally stunning Lorraine..gorgeous image and colouring and love the trim on her top..beautiful.I think we are the lucky ones to have you back crafting..


cotnob said...

This certainly is a classy card Lorraine, such a beautiful image and your colouring is brilliant.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are really enjoying your crafting again - I'm glad you stayed with us.

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Lorraine, love the gorgeous image & details.

Donna x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Fabulous image and I love the colours and all the pretty embellies.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and layout.xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, I'm always very envious of your fabulous hair colouring skills!!

Jules said...

Hi Lorraine

I don't like it super hot either.

I was out watering the garden at 8.00am this morning and it was just perfect for me then. Nice and bright and fresh.

Great card! Love the layout and the colour combo ... plus of course your gorgeous colouring as always.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Veerle said...

How very beautiful that card is Lorraine. Very pretty the glitter on the top of the dress and such a beautiful image. Nice colouring you did too. I am so glad to read that you feel like a re-born crafter and you feel up to creating again. So we can continue to enjoy your company in blogland and enjoy your beautiful craft works. Hugs, Veerle xxx

MaryH said...

Ah, so very lovely. These browns were wonderful for this image, and those organza flowers are lovely. You have really captured the facial color so perfectly, with the shadows & highlights shaping the curves of the facial structure. Wonderful hair as well. Just a beautifully colored & designed card. So happy you decided to return to Blogland and share your skills with us. TFS & Hugs

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great coloring and image good luck on the challenges
Hugs from California

Julie P said...

Such a pretty image, love the flowers too, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card and such a beautiful image.

Avril Ann said...

So glad you decided to join us in crafting again Lorraine, you are so talented and would have been a huge loss to the crafting world...this card is indeed Elegant, fabulous image, stunning colouring and detail, huge hugs xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

A very elegant card Lorraine I like the image and the design
Kevin xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Lorraine what a beautiful card! Susan x

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow hun,this is stunning oh that lady is just gorgeous,and the colours are divine,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Jane Savage said...

So glad you are a ‘born again crafter’, Lorraine! Your designs are just gorgeous and this is no exception! I love those autumnal colours (bring on the autumn, I’ve had enough of the heat now!!) and that image is so elegant and beautifully coloured! xx

Karen Petitt said...

So happy to hear that you are finding life and craft a lot easier these days Lorraine. RL is very tough on us at times.
As always a really beautiful creation - your colouring skills are amazing.
Just popped over to let you know you have won a La Blanche stamp from Brenda at Floral Fantasies.
I hope you have a fabulous day and a brilliant week too Karen xx

Cindy said...

Fabulous card! So elegant and the coloring is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy -GDT

pinky said...

Wow Lorraine wonder if I had a good clear out would I be able to produce such stunning cards!! This is truly gorgeous.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Lorraine this is beautiful, what a fab picture and gorgeous colouring. Love the gold flowers and glass glitter! Susan x

Carla Harkies said...

Love this card and all the lovely details you have added. Fabulous.
Thanx for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenges.


Davi said...

Stunning Lorraine!! Your image is beautiful and your colroing is amazing!! The colors and wonderful flowers are SO pretty with her!!

PaperDaisies said...

What a pretty card. I love the way you have showcased the image. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Congratulations on your win at Crafty Catz!! Hugs
Ingrid xx

Lisa B said...

Very elegant and pretty! Great job on the card.

Thanks for playing along with our Dies & Punches challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

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