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Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I'm debating whether to tell you what I was presented with when I got up this morning????  Suffice to say that my dog wasn't well in the night.  Right through the bungalow from one room to the next from both ends.  YUK!  Bet that's made your day hasn't it? Ha, ha.  Can the day get better?  Hmmm, I shall see.  I am off on a craft retreat this weekend, so today I should start getting all my stuff ready.

Anyway, it's week #163 over at I ♥   PROMARKERS and this week's theme is embossing.  Heat or dry, it's entirely up to you.  We have two great sponsors. J & C CREATIONS and INKY IMPRESSIONS and the DT all used Inky Impressions images.  I used two, 'cause I couldn't decide which one to use. Umbrella Lili and Angelica Crafting.  For both cards, my embossing was done on the card itself.

The papers used on Lili were Echo Park 'For The Record' and on Angelica MME 'Fine and Dandy Girl'. On Angelica, I also used a Martha Stewart border punch, a Spellbinders corner die and a Cheery Lynn greeting die. The shading around the image was done with a pan's pastel.  Lili's raindrops were done with liquid pearls.

Entering LILI into:
CRAFTY RIBBONS #42 - Anything goes with ribbon.
CRAFT YOUR PASSION #157 - Water, water everywhere.
PAPER MAKEUP #83 - Water.
PAPER GIRLS #29 - April showers.
SQUIRREL AND FOX #41 - Inspired by song/movie (Raindrops keep falling on my head).
OPUS GLUEI #154 - Colour challenge (all bright or all pastel).
CATCH THE BUG April - Anything goes.
OSAAT #158 - Anything goes.
WAGS N WHISKERS #101 - April showers.
DRUNKEN STAMPERS #122 - Singing in the rain.

Entering Angelica into:
OPUS GLUEI #154 - Colour challenge (all bright or all pastel).
CATCH THE BUG April - Anything goes.
OSAAT #158 - Anything goes.
MY GRAFICO #148 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #135 - Anything goes.
BEARLY MINE #81 - Anything goes.


Michaela said...

Hi Lorraine
I am glad I've just finished eating before I read your post or am I (LOL)? I hope your dog feels better soon.
The cards you made are super gorgeous. Love the colour palettes and images on both and also the embossing too.
Craft retreat sounds so exciting and full of fun! Have a lovely time, can't wait to see what you come back with.
Michaela xx

Susan Kennedy said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the embossing! And your choice of colors and your coloring is fantastic!! Really beautiful cards!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time! Good Luck!! I really hope I see you again for our next challenge!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Crafty Kitten said...

Lovely card, sweet Inky Impressions image. Great colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Two fabulous cards brilliant layouts on both Ginny x

Bea und Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards. The images are so sweet.
Doreen xx

Donna said...

Awwwwww hope the dog feels better soon!!! Thanks for playing along with the Singing in the Rain challenge at Drunken Stampers this week!

Jodie Mackrell said...

great cards! thanks for joining us at catch the bug!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card I love that image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Josephine said...

Fabulous cards - love them both!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

~ginny said...

Welcome to the "Water, water everwhere" Monday Challenge Lorraine... I like the liquid pearls for rain - that's nice! And love that lime green for her umbrella and boots!
Good luck in the Challenge and I hope we see more of your work next week!
Design Team - Craft Your Passions
RubberMAD (http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lorraine these are beautiful I adore the cute, sweet images, the design and the embossing looks FAB.
lorraine x

Lisa S. said...

Love your card Lorraine! You used an adorable image for your song inspiration. Thanks for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image and colouring Lorraine, such a little sweetie.
Both cards are gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


coops said...

both so stunning lorraine.really gorgeous images and i love your fab designs.
i don`t envy you the clean up you must of had.

xx coops xx

Electra said...

Ooo, that does NOT sound like fun! These cards are both adorable, you are so talented in colouring the images! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Opus Gluei, we are always happy to see your beautiful work!

Deloris said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for joining the challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP.
DT Craft Your Passion

Kimberly S said...

Lovely job on your cards! Adorable images you chose, and pretty coloring. Hope your fur baby is feeling better now. Thanks so much for entering at Wags n Whiskers challenge, hope to see you again! :) hugs, Kimberly

Chris D. said...

Hi Lorraine! Sorry to hear that your fur baby wasn't feeling well, and hope he/she is better now! Love both of your cards! Thanks for playing along with the Singing in the Rain challenge at Drunken Stampers!

sammi said...

Great cards! Thanks so for stopping by! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our April “anything goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining our April Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

Rosemary said...

OH my, the day had to improve after that lovely wake up find. You poor dear, you channeled your frustration into two lovely cards. I really enjoy them both - their vibrant and yet gentle with their images and work wonderfully for our challenge. It looks like they were fun to make and color. I need more practice with my coloring. Yours looks grand.

Thanks again for sharing your cards with us at Opus Gluei! Hope the pup is feeling all better now or is at least waiting until outside!

Judy said...

Adorable card! I love how the reds and greens just pop! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Girls!

Natascha said...

Great creations! Thank you so much for joining our last "Anything goes" Challenge over at Bearly Mine. Tune in our new Challenge again. We would love to see you again.

Hugs, Natascha

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