6 Nov 2014


Hi all, today it is raining, windy and very cold, yesterday the sun was shining although still very cold, I have finally resorted to putting the heating on for an hour at night.  Last night we had a power failure and lost all electric for 2 hours mum had come round while my brother went out for a few hours so I was glad I had her for company.  Jess is frightened of the fireworks so kept cuddled up with mum.
   A week this coming Sunday mum will be 95 years young so I have been making some cards for her, this one i am sharing with you today is for my son James to give to her.
I have used a digital image from Besties and is a little different to the usual 'big eyes' images, she is called 'Sweet Lil Rose' I have coloured her with Graph It Markers and Copics, I doodled the frame, added some gold leaf around the edging and mounted her onto Bazzill cardstock. The base card is from Hunkydory, I folded the A4 sheet in half then cut is down to make a square, I then measured the edges, cut then embossed fold lines to make a side step card, I added a double bow using organza and gingham ribbon, the banners I adhered using 3d foam pads, flowers, sentiment then found an old wood mounted stamp 'Nan' and stamped it on the image.
side view 
closer view of the image 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I have just finished another card for my mum and will post that in a day or two until then have a lovely week.


fiona henderson said...

Absolutely stunning Lorraine...i love it ...

Fiona DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so very pretty Lorraine and your Mum will love it bless her. Give her a little hug from me. I hope she enjoys her day.

Stampsnob said...

aawwwhh! Any MOM would just love to hug this image Such a sweet card........Lis

kyllimarjaana said...

STUNNING! I would like to know more English language that I could better describe how beautiful and marvelous are your cards.

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine your mum will love it. I prefer the Besties images without the big black spooky eyes. I have two besties with eyes closed and I prefer it that way. So I really like this image too. Hugs, Veerle xxx

*Vicki* said...

Such a pretty and colorful stair step design here Lorraine!! I love the image and your personalized design too!! HUGS :)

Pat said...

What a stunningly beautiful card Lorraine, I am sure your Mum will absolutely love it, the image is so sweet and the colours and design are gorgeous. It got a little chilly here last night too we had quite a frost, but it has warmed up today with the rain.

Pat xx

Pat said...

Sorry me again Lorraine, forgot to say thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx


Gorgeous card Lorraine love the image beautiful colour's and fabulous design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Lorrain what a fab card for your Mum. 95 wow that is fabulous a real cause for celebration!! Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card. Not sure if you know this but when I visit your blog another link opens up and it's not very nice.

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely card Lorraine.... love the step easel card and the pretty details...

Margreet said...

Beautiful card Lorraine...your mum will surely love it!
xxx Margreet

Rose said...

Beautiful card Lorraine love the gold edging you added. I am sure it will be well received.
Rose xx

Chrissy said...

95!..well done Mum...wishing her a very Happy birthday..and such a pretty card. Love the sweet image fabulous colouring and fabulous design...gorgeous.


Debs said...

Super pretty card Lorraine - love the bunting.
Sorry I've not been around for a while.
Debs xx

NancyD said...

Gorgeous step card Lorraine. Love the colors and your beautiful coloring. NancyD

Doreen said...

A beautiful card Lorraine.xxx

Sue said...

Another stunning card Lorraine I hope she has a fab birthday! and thanks for joining us at TTPH huggles Sue DT xxxx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, the image is so sweet. Carol x

cebelica said...

Happy (early) birthday to your mum. I hope she'll have a nice day. I'm sure she will love the card you made for her. It's stunning!
Hugs! xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such a sweet image, stunning colouring and beautiful papers. I am sure your mum will be thrilled to receive such a special card.
hugs Sue xx

Jacee said...

This is a beauty Lorraine, love your design, so well put together with such nice papers and a really sweet image, I love it and I bet 'Nan' did too.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Linda . J said...

What gorgeous card Lorriane and in such beautiful colours, love the design.
Hugs Linda

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine, love the sweet image and pretty design.
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Lorraine, I love your pretty image and colour choices, such a fabulous design.

Julie P said...

Just beautiful, love this pretty image, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

scrappymo! said...

This is so gorgeous! Your Mum is going to love it! The image is beautifuland I lovethe pretty design.

Mine is 91 this year...the dog feels safe with her too! And protective of her as well...

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, your Mum is going to love all the beautiful cards you have made.. 95 Bless:)..
Marjorie xx

Jane Savage said...

Love that centre stepper fold, Lorraine and your design is so pretty! Your mum will adore it!
My girls (dogs) are quite used to the fireworks. We have a lot where we live and they go off quite regularly. They have had to put up with them since they were puppies so are luckily not that bothered.
Have a lovely weekend! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card, Lorraine and love your image and design and awesome colour combo..big hugs and a happy birthday to your darling mum..xx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

Asha said...

What a pretty card, Lorraine. Beautifully coloured and I love the banner detail. Gorgeous!
hugs, Asha

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.i love your card fold and pretty colours and the image is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Dangina Martinez said...

Oh so adorable! Love the image and design! Thank You so much for joining in at The Through The Purple Haze Challenge this week!
Hugsxx, Dangina

Dawn said...

Hello Lorraine my lovely. This is such a gorgeous card sweetie, I am sure your Mum will love it. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze this time.
Dawn TTPH DT xx

Beccy said...

Hi Lorraine - Mum will love this fabulous card, thanks for sharing with Fab N Funky.

Hugs Beccy x

Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Lorraine - You have done it again - another gorgeous card. Love all the pink you used and your coloring is fabulous. I think the image is adorable - I have added her to my Besties wish list. LOL It grows by leaps and bounds.

I hope your Mum has a fabulous birthday.


Laine Kammeraad said...

Hi Lorraine - You have done it again - another gorgeous card. Love all the pink you used and your coloring is fabulous. I think the image is adorable - I have added her to my Besties wish list. LOL It grows by leaps and bounds.

I hope your Mum has a fabulous birthday.


Crafty Train said...

Wow! Stunning card! The Image is just beautiful. Love the Bunting and the embellishments. Just Beautiful. Lisa x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and stunning image thanks for joining in our challenge of anything goes/paper piecing..
aNNie Scrappers Delight DT Member

Debbie said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, LOVE the image! Good luck in our challenge over at Scrapper's Delights, I wish you the best!

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