Friday, July 29, 2011

Totally Papercrafts and Stamp Something Challenges :-)

Hi all :-) I hope all is well with everyone and you’re enjoying the summer :-)

This week the theme on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge was chosen by Anne and she chose ,,,, BLING IT UP and the Stamp Something Challenge s is SUMMER so I combined the 2 ,,, I have visitors arriving soon so I am pushed for time and took a short cut :-)

The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring both challenges so a fab voucher to spend on the Stamp Something Challenge and a fab parcel of goodies on the TPC. The TPC also have an extra sponsor, The Stamp Fairy is offering a fab choice of digi images too :-) Lots of lovely prizes !! :-)

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Sketch and Stash Challenge

I used this lovely CC Designs Bubbles Lost Lagoon image. I coloured her with Copics , cut her out and popped her onto a foaming sea, created using a Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder and sprayed with Diamond Glimmer mist ( very sparkly IRL :-)) The clouds were made using my Copic air brush and a scalloped nestie die cut. The card, papers and ribbon are fall new and are from are Stampin Up ( available from Mandi) and I bought the flowers at the NEC. I finished with some Hero Arts flat back pearls and used a Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pens to pop some pearls in her hair. I used Star Dust stickles here and there and some Frosted Lace stickles on the foamy water :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT’s have made some gorgeous cards for you too see so please hop on over to the challenge blogs to see them Smile

This card is now available in my BRAND NEW Etsy Store , Lorraine Loft :-) ( I did have a Lorraine’s Loft store but I couldn’t access it so had to knock the ‘s’ off and start again) Sad smile

Challenges :

Sketch and Stash ,,, Sketch

Crafting for all Seasons ,,,, Beach/Ocean

Diva’s By Design ,,,, Summer

Stampavie and More ,,,, Summer

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, Make it Girlie

Ooh La La ,,,, Circles

Crafty Pad ,, Embossing,, Heat or Dry

Craft Your Days Away ,,,, Summertime

Crafty Calendar ,,, Under the Sea


Squirrel x said...

She's a beauty Lols! Wonderful card hun, the colours are fabulous, and I just ADORE the pearls in her hair. Hugs Sxx

Dawn said...


What a beautiful card! Love the bling on your mermaid! thank you for joining in at CFAS!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card, Lols. Love the 'bubbles' she is sat on and those pearls in her hair are so pretty.
Caroline xxx

heidy said...

Fabolous card Lorainne!
Hugs Heidy

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely Lols. Fab image and those papers are absolutely gorgeous, such lovely colours :o) Love the embossed bubbles too! Lisa x

Jacee said...

How fabulous Lorraine, such lovely ideas with this card, love it!
Hugs Jacee

Andrea said...

A gorgeous card - I love the way you've used the bubbles embossing folder for the sea. Your colouring is amazing - she looks so beautiful.
Love, Andrea xx

Vicky said...

I love it Lols..! her hair is gorgeous hun...

thanks for joining us at Divas & tpc...and good luck..

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fab layout and details gorgeous work, hugs Pops x x x

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, pretty papers & design, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA,hope to see you next

Anne said...

Love it Lols
It's a gorgeous image, coloured beautifully too. A smashing card.
Anne x

Crystal said...

AWWWW Lols she is FABULOUS LOVE this image and your card is FABULOUS!!!

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card as always Lols, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! This is so pretty and I love how you have used your embossing folder - it really lifts the image! Thank you for sharing and playing with us at The Crafty Pad!

Jill said...

aww Lols your card is so gorgeous love the DP and soft colours great take on the sketch thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

Hazel said...

Lorraine what a great card - I especially love the way you have created the bubbles with the Cuttlebug folder - fab. I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

aqualeiga said...

Totally adorable card, I LOVE it! Great bubbles she's sat on :D

Thanks so much for participating in THE CRAFTY PAD challenge this week, hope you play along again soon.

Hugs, Ali x

Unknown said...

Hi Lols, wow just gorgeous! Wonderful image and coloured perfectly. I love the bubbles she is sitting on! Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

PaperCutsForU said...

Wonderful!! I can't believe "you cut her out". Innovative bubble technique too. Love the sketch you used for the card too!!

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
An adorable image and beautiful colors.
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

chilli pip said...

I love it when people get 'crafty clever'and you certainly have with this card from the choice of papers to the bubbles and the pearls ,thanks for playing with Ooh-la-la

Anonymous said...

Such a perfect cute and girlie card love the extra sparkle and her hair too!
Thanks for playing along with us on the
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge
hugs Samantha 

Bettina L. said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the colours, the cloudy background and the sweet embellishments. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see yo again tomorrow for another challenge. Bettina

Unknown said...

This is just beautiful Lorraine! I love the image, the colouring, and all the sparkle! :)

Thanks for joining us at CFAS this week :)
Lizy DT x


This is a terrific summer time image! Thanks so much for joining us at Diva's by Design this time, good luck and come back next time!
Tammy Louise xx

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous card the image is beautiful love the textured card and bubbles
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Mel X said...

This is fab Lols. Love the colour and that pretty image.

Just noticed you joined over at CYDA - cheers for that and good luck

Mel X

Shelley said...

What a fab summery card. Thanks for joining in with our summertime challenge at CYDA. Hugs Shelley xx

America said...

beautiful coloring, gorgeous details. love how you add sparkle to your designs Lols! :)