Friday 25 July 2014

Land Ahoy ! ..... and some FABULOUS News !!!!!!

Hi Crafters,

This card was made for my great Nephew who was the grand age of SIX yesterday and I do hope that he had a fabulous time.

This Lili of the Valley image, 'Land Ahoy !' was so much fun to colour with my Promarkers and to keep with the nautical theme I thought I'd make a porthole using silver eyelets to surround the image. The background papers are both  freebie digi's that I have had for a long time, the wave die is from La La Land Crafts and I have glittered the top edges. A couple of Doohickey Swirl dies to frame the focal image and some banners cut with a Verve banner die to display his age. I did emboss this with clear embossing powder to make it glossy but it's not showing here. To finish it off I stamped and embossed an LOTV circle sentiment and added large, red brads.
As there are two LOTV products used I would like to enter my card in to their challenge this month.

Sister Act - #67 Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - July challenge - Dies and Punches
Scribble & Scrap - #23 Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - #82 Lot of Layers

Now for the fabulous news !
I had a lovely email a couple of days ago from Kathi who is the co-owner of 613 Avenue Create Weekly Challenge blog asking if I would like to join their Design Team !
Well as you can imagine after I came back down from the ceiling I emailed her straight back and was delighted to accept the post. I have been blogging for nearly a year now and this will be my first DT post and I am so very excited if a little nervous but thrilled to be chosen, thanks Kathi. I will be starting next month so wish me luck !
See you all soon,


Alyx said...

Fabulous your nephew loved it! Congrats on your new DT post. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a great boy card and great news too. Have a fab weekend x

Chrissy said...

A fabulous little boy card Lorraine..fantastic colouring and love the papers and your card design.Huge congratulations on your DT position..


Gina's Cards said...

Oh what a fabulous boys card - I bet he loved it! Love the porthole idea and the papers match so perfectly!

Massive congratulations on your DT post - so well deserved.
Gina x

Linda Levoir said...

First of all a HUGE congratulations on your DT spot! Well done you, so well deserved :)
Secondly I have to say that I am totally in love with this card. Love LotV's stamps and this is so cute and I adore the way you've coloured it with your Promarkers.....I actually thought at first it was distress inks, it has that lovely feel to it. You did such a wonderful job of the theme with the porthole, the colours, the skull and crossbones paper, the waves and even the swirls kind of look like plumes of water. Wonderful, I wish I could make boy cards look as good as this does :) xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the porthole, very clever. Congrats on your DT place, very exciting for you. Don't know that challenge so will have to check it out x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, congratulations on your first DT post, I'm sure you will be an asset to the DT, well done.
I love your card, this is a wonderful image and your whole design is just brilliant for a wee boy, Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, congratulations on your first DT post, I'm sure you will be an asset to the DT, well done.
I love your card, this is a wonderful image and your whole design is just brilliant for a wee boy, Kate x

My Creative Therapy said...

We are so happy to have you join us...not to mention lucky ;)


Tracy said...

Yay! Congrats on your new DT! This card is fun in so many ways. I just love the skull and cross bones paper. It's perfect. Wonderful shading in your coloring. Hugs!

Shirley said...

A fabulous fun card Lorraine. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again soon.
Congratulations on joining 613 Avenue create I am sure you will have fun creating and working with their DT.


crafty-stamper said...

congratulations on your first DT post and welcome to the team :) fabulous card love the LOTV image and fantastic B.papers and dies
Carol x

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun design, perfect for that cute image... great papers and layout too. It was really lovely to meet you hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorainne
Well deserved .... Congrats....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Cathy P said...

Congrats on your DT post, Lorraine! Have fun with it. This card is gorgeous and so is your coloring. I love LOTV stamps too (I wish they would come out with digis). Your pirate themed card is so much fun. I am sure it will thrill your nephew! Love the skull and crossbones paper. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Sister Act. Cathyxx

Sandra said...

Fabulous card!! I'm sure your nephew loves it!!
And congrats on your DT post!!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

coops said...

fabulous boys card lorraine.i love your fab papers and design and the lotv image is stunning.huge congrats on your DT news too, enjoy :D

xx coops xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous boys card, love the stamp and the papers are just perfect.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ allsorts and good luck x Susan x