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Hello and welcome to my little piece of blog-land where I share my cards and other crafty stuff I do.

Thanks for looking, Lorry :o) xx

Friday, 28 September 2012

Trying New Colour Combos

I was a bit stuck for a colour scheme so I headed over to ColourQ and as usual they delivered. I am trying to do new colour combos as I don't normally do more than 3 colours, this 4 colour combo was a bit of a push but I think I may have managed it?!

I am entering this card into the following challenges: ColourQ Challenge #156 and Freshly Made Sketches #54.

Thanks for stopping by, Lorry :o) xx


Here's the sketch and the colours.

 


And here is my effort.




I like the way this card turned out so I have done another ColourQ combo from the past #15.



Ingredients:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch and Swirls and sentiment from Make a Cup Cake from Stampin' Up!.  
Punch and Dies: Blossom from Stampin' Up! and Classic Circles from Nestabilities
Colours Used: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajan Craze, Soft Suede, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery all from Stampin' Up!



Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thanks So Much

I made this card a few weeks ago at one of Pat's card classes. It is not my usual stylee, but that is part of the fun of going to Pat's, she makes me do stuff I wouldn't normally do!

I am entering it into Daring Cardmakers Make a Thank You challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, Lorry :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch and Swirls and Curls Verses (Hostess) from Stampin' Up!.  
Punch: Blossom from Stampin' Up!
Embellishment: Ribbons and Brad from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

A Flowery Thank You

I woke up this morning with a vision of this card in my head, second time in as many weeks that has happened. Not sure if this makes me a saddo or not?!

I originally had the idea to enter this card into CAS-ual Fridays CFC70 Black & White plus One as well as  Less Is More Week 85 include and Oval, then I realised it fitted into Dynamic Duos #20 Black Tie week with Luck Limeade challenge too.

I thought it may look good in another colour so I did a pink version as well.

Thanks for stopping by. Lorry :o) xx




Ingredients:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor and Petite Pairs from Stampin' Up!.  
Dies: Classic Ovals from Nestabilities.
Promarkers: Meadow Green, Lime Green (mixed to make it closer to Lucky Limeade) and Fuchsia Pink.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A card made in a mood!

I have had a bit of a bad afternoon and so I went to my 'therapy' room to try and get rid of my bad mood. I came up with this offering and cheered myself up a bit.

I am entering it into the following challenges:  Retro Sketches Challenge #28 and Pin and Tuck Challenge #1, Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by. Lorry :o) xx


Here is my effort


Here is the sketch



Ingredients:
Stamps: Up, Up and Away and Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin' Up!.  
BG Papers: Pattern paper from Shery K Designs – Blue and Green, plain coloured card from my stash.
Embellishment: Ribbon from Stampin' Up!.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Happy Flower

I love this Paper Smooches stamp set, I don't use it as much as I should.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges: CASE Study Challenge #107 and CAS-ual Fridays CFC69



Here are the inspirational cards from Yoshie Nakagaki aka Torico, CASE Study's September Muse.






Ingredients:
Stamps: Perky Plants and Simply Said from Paper Smooches.  
BG Papers: Plain coloured card from my stash.
Dies: Nestabilities Classic Circles.
Embossing Folder: Trendy Circle from cArt-Us.
Promarkers: Canary, Lemon, Poppy and Forest Green.

Friday, 7 September 2012

2 Challenges Combined

For this card I combined a layout challenge and a colour challenge, made my life quite easy really, I will definitely be doing it again.

The challenges I am entering this card into are: Try Stampin' On Tuesday: Challenge #82 and colourQ #153.


Here is the sketch and the colour combo.





Here is my effort





Ingredients:
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess) from Stampin Up!
BG Papers: Made up on my computer and printed out at home.
Embellishment: Ribbon from Dartford Market.

Black and White Sympathy Card

Well I have really pulled my finger out this week on the card front, another challenge entry. I seem to be into making little A7 cards (or perhaps I didn't have enough background paper  for a bigger card?!).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
That Craft Place Challenge: Black and White and Clear It Our Challenge, Sympathy and Dark Papers.

Thanks for looking and Happy crafting, Lorry :o) xx




Ingredients:
Stamps: Reason to Smile and Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin' Up!
BG Paper: ?? random piece found in my stash box.


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Another Challenge Entry

Well I'm going great guns today, this is my second post and second challenge entry. I am entering this card into Nacho Average Challenge 10 and Skipping Stones Designs Sketch Challenge 144.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting, Lorry :o) xx


Here is the sketch

And here is my effort.


Ingredients:
Stamps: Every Little Bit from Stampin' Up! and Simply Said by Paper Smooches.
Ink and Paper: Rose Red, Early Espresso and Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up!

Quickest Card I have Ever Made!!

This is the quickest card I have ever made, no faffing about background papers and colour matching, it just came to me this morning just before I got out of bed. I know sad cookie thinking/dreaming of card making but hay-ho that's me! It took a grand total of 8 minutes to make, most of my cards take at least half an hour. I am well chuffed, perhaps I can carry on with the non-faffing mojo, here's hoping!

I am entering this little quickie into Less is More: Week 83, Brown and Pink.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting. Lorry :o) xx




Ingredients:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor and Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up!
Punches: Butterfly punch from Hobby Craft.
Embellishment: Flat back pearls from Hobby Craft. 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Baby, Baby!

I am entering these 2 new baby cards into the Simply Stampin' Challenge: Baby, Baby! and Retro Sketches 27.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting Lorry :o) xx



Ingredients:
Stamps: Fox & Friends and Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin Up!
BG Papers: ?? from my stash.
Punches: Scalloped border and word window from Stampin Up!
Embellishment: Flat back pearls from Hobby Craft. 


Monday, 3 September 2012

Daring Cardmakers: Focus on Flowers entry

Here is my entry for the Daring Cardmakers: Focus on Flowers challenge. I made this card a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't sure if I liked it once it was done but it has grown on me.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting :o) xx



Ingredients:
Stamp: Petite Pairs from Stampin Up!
BG Papers: Freebie from the web, plain paper from my stash.
Punches: Scalloped border from Stampin Up! Flower and circles from Hobby Craft.
Embossing: Not sure what it is called, it came with my Cuttle Bug.  

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Some cards for my big Sis.

My sisters asked me to make some blokie cards that are not football or golf. I love the ship image from The Open Sea from Stampin Up!, I know some of the recipients are going to be older gentlemen so I think this set works quite well.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting :o) xx





Ingredients:
Stamps: The Open Sea, Curly Cute and Itty Bitty Bits all from Stampin Up!
BG Papers: Dotty and striped papers made up on my computer and printed at home, plain paper from my stash.
Punch: 1 1/4", 3/4"  Circles from Stampin Up! Classic circle Nesties and Stars from X-cut.
Embellishment: Ribbon and embroidery thread from Dartford Market.