20 Jan 2013

A Little Bit Blue x 2

Hi all, I hope that you are all well, it has started to snow again here in Gloucester but at the moment it is the very fine stuff, it is also very icy.
I actually had some 'me' time yesterday and went through my stamp hoard, I also got very inky, with stamping, cutting out, colouring with Copics, promarkers and Debbie Moore's Vintage Shimmer Paints, it was heaven.
My first card is featuring a stamp that I have had for a few years but it has never been inked she is from The Greeting Farm and called Magdalene, I stamped her twice then cut her out, I have coloured her with a mixture of both Copics and Promarkers/Fleximarkers.  The flower stamps are from Elusive Images which I have had for several years, I used Black Tuxedo Momento ink, cut them out and coloured them with promarkers/Fleximarkers, I added some yellow Viva Decor to the centre.  The base card is a white scalloped 6x6, I then used my 6x6 grand spots embossing folder cut it out to fit the card size then mounted it onto Kraft card, the central circle is a spellbinder die I have used linen textured card stock, finally I added a ribbon, bow and butterfly.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

For my second card I used one of my beloved Tilda stamps with a Christmas theme.  I have used Debbie Moore's Vintage Shimmer Paints I used Copics for her skin and hair. I used my Waltzing Mouse stamps for the background and side panels, also a Spellbinders rectangle die for mounting the image onto, finally I added some flowers and lots of silver glitter.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Well that's it from me until tomorrow I hope that you all have a lovely weekend, hugs to all.


Crafty Chris x said...

Both stunning Lorraine isnt it lovely to have me time, I must look for this stamp again she is gorgeous always liked her, and of course Tilda is lovely too.
Chris x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning cards Lorraine, the blue is so vibrant and the stamps are just gorgeous.The blue flowers are just so beautiful...
Don't we wonder why we stop using our lovely stamps? I do...You have now encouraged me to go through my stamps...

luv annie

Wendy L said...

Lovely card and I love the vibrant blue of your flowers. Thanks for playing at Allsorts. xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both of these creations are gorgeous sweetie. Glad you are having fun in your craft room.

Keep warm.


cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Lorraine, I love Magdalene - she is gorgeous and your blue flowers are so pretty. Lovely blues on both cards, I'm glad you are enjoying your 'me' time.
Take care and keep warm.

Margreet said...

2 gorgeous cards, Lorraine...love the blue/brown combination and your great colouring...fab details too!
If you like, I have a blog candy....
xxx Margreet

Sue - bearhouse said...

It looks like you have been busy Lorraine. Both your cards are stunning. I love the images, your colouring is fabulous and your attention to detail is wonderful

Thank you, also, for entering the first card with that wonderful die cut frame into the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Take care in the snow
hugs Sue

Pat said...

Two lovely cards Lorraine, love the images (I have both of these, though not used either in a while), those flowers on the first one look gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed your day getting inky, hope the snow has stopped, we haven't had much at all, just still on the hills but all roads are clear. Keep warm.

Pat xx

Jac said...

Busy you, 2 absolutely gorgeous makes Lorraine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Mmm not into Tilda at all but love the top cafd. I love that mage, haven't used her for ages, love the color combo too.

NancyD said...

I like brown and blue together - very nice set of cards! NancyD

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Lorraine,fab image and colours.xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both wonderful Lorraine!!

Pia S said...

2 lovely cards! To comment on your first one, I really love the layout with the flowers in each corner. The circle die is beautiful, and what a sweet image too! A great design!

Valou ALLARD said...

Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "S and C with Magnolia". Good luck!

pinky said...

Lorraine are you near Cheltenham, that's where my daughter is at Uni:) Love both your gorgeous cards. The first image I have and must use her again. I just love your sweet little Tilda too. Hope you are keeping well Lorraine.

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Lorraine. I love the image, designs and fab colours.
It sounds like you had a great day getting inky!
Lorraine x

Lynne in NI said...

Hee, sounds like you had a fab crafty day! These are gorgeous cards Lorraine!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Lovely winter themed cards, Blue and white always great colours to use.

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Delicious Doodles DT

Cindy Haffner said...

I LOVE all the blue Lorraine!!~

Nancie Quah said...

Both cards are stunning. Love the color combo and the fab design detail. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp and Create Magnolia Challenge.


Both cards are stunning and beautiful Lorraine love the colour's you have used and thank you for reminding me i have the stamp on your first one Magdalene
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jules said...

Hi Lorraine

Two lovely cards .. .. I love the cute image on your first one very much.

Such lovely colour choices.

We had more snow yesterday and overnight with more promised for today .. .. oh dear!

Stay safe at your end Lorraine.

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

A gorgeous entry for our 'Flower Power' theme Lorraine.

It's lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Marjorie said...

Beautiful cards hun, love your designs too, especially on the tilda card just stunning both of them!..
We have snow again this morning, and the schools are closed.. it's still snowing, but I am still able to go to work, as it's only about a 10 minute walk:(...
Hope all is well with you hun, have a good week:)..

coops said...

both so stunning lorraine.your designs and images are fabulous and i love your colours :D

xx coops xx

MagsB said...

Gorgeous cards! What fabulous shades of blue!

love Mags B x

Krafty Kows said...

Super card and great colours. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Both cards are lovely! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Marcelle said...

Beautiful cards embellished with sweetness!
Blue is a great color to work with!
Thanks for playing along at Stamp and Create with Magnolia.

Merry said...

Two wonderful cards Lorraine, love the vibrant blue on the first card and the lovely embellishing on the second.

Calypso's Crafts said...

Lovely card...Love your blue and brown color combination. Thank you for joining us at Stamp and Create w/ Magnolia.


Dawn Carrington said...

Hi Lorraine, love the blues & browns together. Thank you for joining us at Stamp & create with Magnolia x

Carissa said...

Wonderful card, love that you made your own backing papers! Thanks for playing at Stamp and Create with Magnolia.

Lacey Stephens said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love your wonderful coloring and all of those fabulous embellishments. Thank you for playing along with the Stamp and Create with Magnolia Challenge! We have another fun one today: Spring Flowers (Spring Magnolia image with some flowers on your project). We hope you will play along again soon.
PS We also have the new Little Easter Collection available for pre-order at 10% off! :-)

Craftyrose said...

Hi Lorraine, how are you doing? Sorry that I haven't stopped by in a long while. These are two beautiful cards and Tilda is my fave! Thanks for joining us at Di's digi designs this week. xx

Chrissy said...

GASP!!!...how could I have missed this one...the blue alone should have drawn me in like a magpie to tinfoil...GOR-GE-OUS..love the pansies and such a sweet image...and gorgeous Tilda in blue too, so vibrant, love them both..



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