Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday and LOTV Challenges

It was my birthday recently and Joey and Sue had both sent me a voucher to spend at the Ally Pally ( they had to convert them to cash lol ) I chose several LOTV stamps with it :-) Thanks so much girls xx

When I saw what the theme was on the Lili of the Valley Challenge , Here Comes Summer, I had a choice of stamps to use ,,, the BBQ bear ,,, bears with flowers ,,, oohh the choice was so difficult, but in the end decided to go with this gorgeous one with a bear on a deck chair :-)




I followed Arlana's lovely sketch on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge :-)I stamped the image onto vanilla SU cardstock and I must admit I did have a bother colouring it, either my pens were slightly dry or the paper is much more absorbant than the white I generally use. Anyho ,,, I think it looked OK in the end. The papers are from a Beach Fun pad from American Traditional Designs ,, I have had this forever and not used it ! The flower is prima and the central one is from Wild Orchid Crafts, sprayed with glimmer mist, as is compulsory :-) I added a few dots of stickles, unfortunately the camera has picked it up too much, the little bird isn't quite so sparkly IRL :-)The ribbon was a gift from Debby and the sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Exclusives set I then saw a 'wish you were here' stamp in the same set and that got me thinking ,,,,, postcard,,, so I went on the hunt for a postcard download and found this one free on the Tammy Tutterow site, so I made a postcard too :-)



edited ,,,, oops ,,, forgot to colour the canvas on the postcard deck chair lol ,,,, have done it now ,,, imagine it looking like the one on the card :-)

thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

I have a GORGEOUS blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a peek it is at the top of my blog :-)

26 comments:

ribenaruby said...

What a gorgeous image, they are sooo yummy Lorraine!Thanks for the link to the postcard d/load, I'm sure it'll come in handy!

Liza said...

Stunning work Lols, the image is so cute.

Liza x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card (and postcard!), Lols! The image is so cute and the layout is great! I also really like the embellies and the PERFECT paper! Hugs Delphine xx

sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, I love this image...I can already feel the sun! You did such a super job. Love the warm colors. Thanks for joining us at SSW!

Susan said...

Oh your card is simply adorable and fun! I love the sweet image, colored so beautifully, as well as the touches of shimmer and sparkle and those flip-flops! Very cute indeed!

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww gorgeous card, he is so cute luv the papers & them flipflops, have stamped mine hope to get some colouring n cards done at the weeknd. sue,x

Cathy said...

Fabby card Lols ... love that ickle bear and the dp is fab.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so utterly gorgeous Lols!
hugs
kim x

Jeanet said...

Oh, what a lovely cards, I love them both.... they are so adorable the LOTV stamps!

Diane said...

Oh Lorraine,these are too cute!!!

mulberry station said...

How cute is this!!!! I love the image and your detail is fabulous!!! The paper and colors are perfect for this wonderful card!
Nancy SSW-DT

Stacy said...

Ahhh, I can't even tell you how cute I think this little bear is!!! I think your coloring turned out great! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very cute theme Lorraine and I like the little flip flops!
Hugs,
Cabio

Terry Oulboub said...

This is too cute! I love that bear relaxing like that, the lemonade glistening - the flip flops - now we know it's summertime! Thanks for joining us at SSW! :)

Anne said...

What an adorable card, how cute, love those flip-flops

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a sweet image - I just love him!!!!! Love the colors and those flip flops are adorable!! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Melissa Craig said...

Ha! He looks way too relaxed! So cute!! Thanks for playing along with at SSW.

Jeannie said...

The flip flops crack me up! Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

KymKreates said...

Oh my gosh!!! What a wonderful creation!!! Thanks so very much for joining us at SSW and good luck!
KymKreates

Heather said...

This is darling! i love the image and the papers and the touch of shimmer! Thanks for playing along at SSW~!

Sharon Caudle said...

FABULOUS! I love that precious little image and those flip flops are a perfect touch!!! The postcoard looks really awesome, too! Gorgeous work as always, Lols!!
hugs!
Sharon

Arlana said...

What a darling image. Love your colors and added detsil it so perfect. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

JR Creations said...

Wow! And wow some more! Love that image and how you've used it. Great card. Thanks for playing at SSW!

Jenny T

Pops x said...

Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

Caz said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us on LOTV.
Caz
x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Lols thanks so much for joining us at LOTV such a great idea that Postcard, just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x