Saturday, 29 August 2009

Love this card, just can't get a good photo ! ! !

My card is for 2 challenges:

Inspirational Card Sketches - scrummy sketch & knew which stamp set I wanted to play with this week.

La-La Land Crafts Blog - The challenge this week is Stitching. Please use stitching somewhere on your card or other papercraft project. It can be machine stitching, hand stitching or faux stitching.

Thoroughly enjoyed making my card . . . played with these "All of Twitter" stamps from Elusive Images and must tell myself off as they have been sitting in a drawer doing nothing for ages . . tut, tut, tut. The tree images was just what was needed for this card as it fitted so beautifully into the fab sketch from ICS this week.



I have coloured all the images with my Promarkers & shimmer chalks. The tree toppers were then sewn onto the backing paper . . . many thanks La- La Land . . . and further layered onto other papers. Finally the last layer was stitched to my base card using my sewing machine. All papers are from Basic Grey.

Now please believe me when I say the card does look better in the flesh and I will take a new photo tomorrow & hope it turns out a lot better ! Off to do some baking now . . . blueberry muffins . . . we've got visitors tomorrow.

Hope you also have a fun Sunday,

Lou
x x x

28 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fab card Lou :-) I love the image and a fabby idea to make 2 !! :-) Love the mummy bird with her babies following ,, sooo cute :-)


Luv
Lols x x x

Craftyanny said...

Wow Lou this is gorgeous, those stamps are beautiful. You deserve a good talkling to for neglecting them for so long lol
hugs
Anne x

Maureen said...

great card...I love the popped up birds...fab touch there...colors are splendid too!
((()))Reen
I think I smell those yummy muffins over here....ummmmmmm

Fink said...

Wowsers! I really adore this card!

Saskia said...

Ooooh.... Gorgeous work.... so beautiful and so sweet!

Saskia :)

Kim Marie said...

FANTASTIC card, Lulu!
There is nothting but wonderful about it! I adore everything on it and you are right! It is a fabulous sketch!
Kim Marie

eiyiyi said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! hugs, eileen

Paul said...

The fact that you thoroughly enjoyed making this card shows in the final project - it's amazing. Thanks for joining in with the La La Land Challenge and hope to see your work again in the future ones.
TFS
Paul

Irina said...

Lou, this is one absolutely gorgeous card!!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

lyzzydee said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Lulu, absolutely gorgeous card and stamps!!! thanks for your lovely comment aren't owls amazing? the one in my photo wasn't heavy to hold at all and they are so timid :) you can stroke them and they wouldn't harm you. I held a bigger one that weighed 6 and a half pounds, now he was heavy to hold after few minutes, great experience :) ♥

my5bratz said...

well I think it looks FAB!!

Maureen said...

Great card! Love that image and all the extra birds and your stitching is fab! Thank you for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh I LOVE THIS CARD!!!! soooo wonderful and the birds are too cute!! great details. way to go on the IC card sketch this week!!

Karin said...

Beautifull card. love the papers, colours and gorgeous images.
Thanks for joining LLWWC.

xoxo karin

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Fantastic card, Lou! I can see the joy in this card... you must have had a lot of fun with this one. Love everything about it. Thank you for playing along with us at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

Marcea said...

very pretty indeed, gorgeous colours and layout. Lovely stitching and attention to detail. Thankyou so much for joining us on LLLC
-x-

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, this is so cute, Lou! I LOVE it!!! The detail is amazing!

Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at La-La Land Crafts! We hope you come back again!

jo said...

Ooooh this is gorgeous!!! Just love the colours!

Terrie B x said...

Hiya Lu Lu...great to see your beautiful card..I think it looks completly fine...Hope your all well.as always `Thanks` for joining in with the ICS ...
Have a lovely week:)X

Irina said...

Hi Lou, make sure to come back to La-La Land Crafs blog, there is something for you there!!
Hugs!!
:) Irina

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Congratulations, Lou! You are in our Top 3! Please come back to La-La Land Crafts and see for yourself! xx Jane

http://lalalandcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/08/winners-of-la-las-weekly-wednesday.html

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Lou, love image and papers. Thanks for joining ICS!
Clairex

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my GOODNESS it's breathtaking GORGEOUS! You are so creative. Love it! Thanks for taking the time to play along with ICS this week. :)
♥Dawn♥
Owner of ICS

Heather said...

ACK! Ia m in love!!! Absolutely fabulous! EVERYTHING about it! What a wonderful card. . sorry I am late commenting. Thanks for playing along with us at ICS

Emma said...

Wowzers...stunning card!!
Emma x

Sue from Oregon said...

I think this is one of the most creative cards entered in La-La Land's challenge last week...the stitching you added was so creative and wonderful! Not an easy design you picked there girl! I really just totally LOVED your card!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Oooh I really love these - so pretty!!