7 Jan 2015

A LITTLE SAD BUT FOREVER HOPEFUL

Hi all, I am a little sad today to find that I have lost not one but 2 treasured followers/supporters of my blog, I hope that I have not offended anyone, I know my work is not outstanding but each and every project is made with love and hopefully a little inspiration.
Sometimes I wonder if some find my comments insincere or OTT but I can assure everyone that they come from the heart as I tend to write what I feel for each creation I see.
I so appreciate every comment that is left for me on my postings I get a thrill when I read them, it gives me the will to go on creating and showing my latest makes, I do understand that sometimes life is difficult and it is not always possible to stop and take time out to leave a comment believe me I feel like that on some days when my depression is at it's worse, but to me you are all gems.
Well as my regular followers know it is very rare that I say more than a few words about anything really, I tend to focus on my post than on me, lol.

Anyhow onto my card for today, I have actually used my all time favorite AURORA WINGS image LITTLE ELF KIA
I always keep several of her printed ready to colour and I just felt the need to do just that, I have used Graph It Markers and Copics for the skin tones, the papers are Papermania Capsule collection, I have used mainly black, pink and a touch of green, I used my SU corner punch and double layered them I added some Cosmic Shimmer PVA Antique Green PVA for the pearls, I also added a couple of resin roses and sentiment
I have taken several photos as different angles so, hopefully, you can see the colouring effects

the top 2 pictures were edited with the 'sharpen' effect but on this occasion I think it has washed the colour out, it was too late for me to change them but the one below gives the softer look of Kia. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
That is it from me today but I will be doing the rounds later so see you then.

50 comments:

Crafty Train said...

Wow Wow Wow! Lorraine. What a fabulous Card. I have had this image for ages but never had the courage to colour it. I will never do it now I have seen yours lol! This is so gorgeous. Love the colours and the Papers you have used. Lisa xx

Veerle said...

This image is so beautiful Lorraine, you coloured it perfectly. Beautiful card.
Don't be sad about loosing 2 followers, I'm sure you didn't offend anyone can't see how you would have done that. Sometimes people just make some decisions. sherish the ones you do have. And that's still A LOT (said one jealous girl ha ha ha ha LOL LOL LOL this is just a joke hey Lorraine) I love visiting you and enjoying your cards and I love it when you pop in to visit me too. And we will continue doing just that won't we ?!
Big hug, Veerle Xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Lorraine don't be dis heartened, I have heard that some are losing followers and wonder if blogger is playing a game with everyone...I am sure your comments are not the issue or anything for that matter. I always find your comments on my work inspiring and add confidence to me....your card is absolutely stunning....You have my email if you want to 'chat'....xx
...{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Sheila said...

Oh I love this one too lorraine. I have to get my butt in gear and get rid of this bl##dy flu and get my stamps out again. I do wonder if folk have been tidying up blogs. I tend to do that from time to time as my taste changes,etc. Keep em coming x

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card Lorraine. I visit often but haven't been leaving comments over the past few weeks - just sooooo busy! But hopefully I can now get back to normal - whatever that is! I always love to receive your comments Lorraine and I'm sure that can't be what has upset anybody. Don't worry about it! Your cards are great! Hugs Christine xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is fabulous.
We all loose bloggers sometime please don't take it personal peoples lives revolve and change.
I don't always visit people as much as I would like but I love your cards, I am never disappointed. ((((hugs)))) xx Jan

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, the colours are so pretty together. I often lose followers too and wondered whether I'd offended people but I think some are blogs which have been closed down for one reason or another. Carol x

Karen Petitt said...

Now then Missy Lorraine - it is not you and most definitely not what you create! Peeps are fickle huni and sometimes like me they can't visit peeps as much as they would like due to health or family issues. It is most definitely not you, your colouring skills are awesome and you do not come across as insincere either, so don't take it personally huni xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured, I can see why you love her. Your cards are wonderful and like you I struggle to fit in the time to comment on everyone's blog but we can only do what we can do so don't worry,
Hugs,
Lorraine

Sue said...

Fabulous card Lorraine..sorry I haven't been round visiting lately but you know how tough it get's sometimes lots of huggles and I'm thinking of you xxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxx

Jane Savage said...

Well you’re not getting rid of me, lady!!!! :) Love your designs and I’m not ashamed to say I have ‘nicked’ the odd idea from you from time to time (hope you don’t mind). I always find your comments both encouraging and COMPLETELY sincere so you have no worries on that score! It is possible that computer problems or people closing their blogs that has resulted in followers no longer being there. Don’t despair; keep making projects like this absolute beauty and you’ll be fighting us off with a stick! Or should that be a marker!!! xxx

cotnob said...

I'm sure your lost followers have just stopped blogging or don't make cards any more Lorraine, I'm absolutely positive that you have done nothing to offend anyone and they are the ones that are loosing out because they will no longer see your wonderful creations.
Your card is beautiful, I can see why this image is one of your favourites - she is adorable. You have chosen such a pretty colour combination and your design is lovely.
Pauline
x

Rose said...

Hi Lorraine love that image and your colouring. Beautiful card. I find the comments you leave for me encouraging and supportive so I am sure do all your followers. Carry on as you are.
Best wishes.
Rose xx

Sue said...

Hello Lorraine.
Your card is gorgeous, such a pretty image and stunning colouring. I love the papers and layout too.
I am sure you have not offended anyone and I for one really enjoy reading the kind comments you leave for me. Sometimes followers disappear when really old blogs are closed down or no longer used. Your cards are always fabulous and it's clear to see the effort and thought you put into each one.
hugs Sue xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my dear blog friend, I'm sorry you have taken loosing followers to such heart. I've lost many followers...or what "appears" to have lost them and sometimes people just discover a different way to follow along or could be a variety of other reasons all together. I can tell you this, I used to have over 800 followers on my last blog that I lost and had to rebuild again all over...so...this is where I am now and I'm totally fine with it. I am who I am and will always be myself and if someone doesn't like it, then I suppose they will have to scoot along. I don't take it to heart or personal attach against me. I hope you will do the same. You are a kind person and very creative as well! I have followed along with you for years and will be here in some form! :)

Now...after that long book....about your card, your coloring is absolutely amazing!! I love the pinks and the plaid papers here!! Beautifully done my friend!! HUGS

KraftyKoolKat said...

First of all sweetie DO NOT PUT YOURSELF DOWN!!! Your work is AWESOME. I wish I was half as talented as you. It is probably just the fast pace of life sweetie. Do not think it is anything you have done. I am myself playing catch up today to all the blogs I usually follow it has been one of those weeks and it is only Wednesday. Lol!!
Your card today is as awesome as ever, very pretty and gorgeous colouring and layout.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

brenda said...

It happens to us all Lorraine, same with me today funnily enough. But as hubby always points out to me, when you have been blogging several years as we both have (about six I think) there are bound to be those that close their blogs and disappear from our lists. So I am sure it's just one of those things and you need not worry yourself about it being personal.

A great card today, beautifully put together as always.

B x

Dawn C said...

Lorraine she is adorable! Dont worry about losing followers, thats life & sometimes people leave, but another time you will gain lol. Happy New Year to you x

Chrissy said...

She is beautiful Lorraine..so serene and gorgeous colouring too. I love the papers,colours and your card design. Dont worry about followers dropping off..sometimes mine wander off but I think it is a blogger thing as they do come back.Your work is always beautiful and you leave the most wonderful comments..chin up..

luv CHRISSYxx

Margreet said...

Oh my Lorraine...what a beautiful coloring of that lovely image...you made again a gorgeous card.
Reading your comments on my blog I always think I'm too straight with my commenting, but I think that's also due to my English....somewhat more difficult to say what you mean.....so don't think you lost some followers by your commenting!!!
Love, Margreet

Jacee said...

Lovely card Lorraine, fabulous image and coloured perfectly.

Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

pinky said...

She is stunning in both photos Lorraine, beautiful card. Don't worry about missing followers. I had two disappear on Monday but they are back today so I think its probably a blip with blogger.

dstandard said...

Such beautiful coloring! I adore your cards! Love your paper choices here as well! Don't know how you could loose followers - your work is amazing!

fiona henderson said...

Absolutely beautiful card....i adore it..

Fiona DT
TTPH

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. The image looks fab and you've coloured her beautifully.
Lorraine x

JoanieMc said...

Awesome creation!! I love the image and it's beautifully colored!! The layering and choice of papers are fantastic! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here.

Hugs
Joanie DT

Daniele said...

such a delightful card, love the hair colouring
hugs x

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.your design and colouring is fabulous and i love the beautiful image :D
i have lost a few followers too, lotsa hugs.

xx coops xx

Lynne in NI said...

I wouldn't worry about losing your followers Lorraine, they probably left as they felt inadequate looking at your colouring! .... her hair is absolutely AMAZING!
Fab card my friend :)

Davi said...

I dont think you could ever offend anyone my dear friend!! I love the combo of dps on this beautiful card. The coloring on the image is REALLY outstanding Lorraine, love it ;) Have a great day!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine! Such pretty colouring and papers. Don't worry too much about the loss of followers, I lost two also (maybe the same 2??). I don't think its because they don't like your work anymore just that they don't want too many on their Dashboard so try to 'tidy' things up. That's what I think anyway! Hugs Susan x

Nannieflash said...

Honey Im sure its nothing to do with your cards as they are stunning, and this one is so beautifully coloured. Im sorry Ive not been by for awhile but I do seem to have so little time to do blog hopping but you are always in my thoughts and heart. Do look after yourself and Jess, Happy New Year my love. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Stampsnob. said...

Don't be sad sweetie people clear their box at the beginning of the year it is sure they were not viewing your blog . When people unsub it is like the trash threw itself out .
Your card is lovely I don't know what you did with her eyes but they follow me across the screen .fabulous. .......Lis

Pat said...

What a beautiful card Lorraine, the image is so sweet and your colouring, as always, is fabulous. I don't think you can have offended anyone, I think some people decide to give up on blogging and tidy up before they close their blog, I am sure you will get many more followers to look at your lovely creations.

Pat xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Your cards are beautiful so I doubt if its anything to do with your card making talents! I often find I've leaked a few followers here and there and do wonder if its something to do with older blogs being deleted or something. Anyhoo, hun, I'm here for the long haul as I always enjoy my visits here! Take care, Jo x

Desire Fourie said...

Lorraine this is so beautifully coloured. I am so sorry about your lost Followers, and I am very sure its not something you did. You are one of my nicest and most treasured followers xxx

Diane said...

Greetings Lorraine, sorry you lost some followers, I really think it happens to all of else. I lose and gain followers also. Just a stunning card design, you are really great at coloring and all the fun details.

Hugs Diane

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine, she's adorable your colouring is amazing!
Try not to feel sad about lost followers, it's probably just blogs that have closed down for one reason or another or blogger playing up! I don't think you could offend anyone and I always appreciate your lovely comments you leave me and I love visiting your blog to see your gorgeous creations.
hugs
Wendy xx

Linda said...

Oh don't be sad. Your work is always lovely. This is beautiful. I have had people drop off but they view another way. Or if they are not interested in my style that is a good thing that they don't stop by and use time that they have very little of.
We are still on vacations so I haven't been able to comment but I want you to know I am always here checking on you and loving every thing you do.
Big Hugs,
Linda

Judith said...

Hi Lorraine - I can see why this is your favourite image - she's gorgeous and the colour scheme you've chosen is lovely too. I can't imagine that you've upset anyone enough to un- follow you - i think they just disappear with old blogs- have a lovely weekend - you'll hear from me soon
; ) hugs Judith xx

MagsB said...

As always, your colouring is just gorgeous! (I don't know why anyone would unfollow you - really, it's their loss. They don't appreciate you! Sending lots of hugs!)

love Mags B x

Merry said...

Oh wow, what an amazing image...so detailed and you have coloured it beautifully. Lorraine, I would not take offence to people leaving your blog. They may be just like me......I tend to at the start of each year go through my blog list and try to reduce it to a manageable amount. Also I find some blogs I once followed have either stopped posting or my tastes have changed in crafting. I am sure they did not mean to hurt your feelings. By the way you are still on my list even though I went from 120 to 58. :-)

Intruderlady said...

Gorgeous card. Love your colors.
Thanks for joining our Challenge at Love to Create. Good luck!

Kitty
LTC DT

aussie aNNie said...

See how loved you are.xxxx :)

{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Lau W said...

Don't be sad my friend !!! Many people love love you ;-))
Your card is pretty, fabulous colors !!
xxx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Lorraine,I really wouldn't worry about the followers that have left it is their loss not yours... I too have lost a few followers of late.xxx

Nancy said...

Beautiful card!!! I am sure the comments you leave are sincere, encouraging and supportive. I am sure all your follower do too. Be true to yourself and don't let it bother you! If blogging makes you happy then that is all that matters! Your coloring is INCREDIBLE! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

Linda in Sweden said...

Super sweet card, love your coloring.

Linda DT
TTPH

OttawaMom said...

Beautifully coloured image and I love all the layers of paper! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Seize the Birthday!

Hazel said...

Very pretty. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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