Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #287 - For A Special Lady

Hi Crafters,
With Mother's Day only a few days away our theme this week at Passion For Promarkers is 'For A Special Lady', so you can make a card for your mother, aunt, grandmother, sister, daughter etc. whoever is that special lady in your life.
I have chosen my youngest daughter, it is her 22nd birthday in a few days and so I have made this card using her favourite colours.

Butterflies of Hope image by Hannah Lynn
LOTV/ Raspberry Road Papers - Timeless Victorian
Tonic Butterfly Border Punch
Magnolia Frond Die
Joy Butterfly Border Die
Britannia 'Daughter' Die
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Gutterman Thread
Hobby House Bling
This is a first for me - distressing the edges of the design papers - I have seen so many lovely cards with this feature that I thought I would give it a try and I quite like the look I have achieved. I also hand stitched around the edge of the background layer - it took forever! this is an 8 x 8 card and seemed never-ending, but again I like the effect it gives.   
Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #259 Distress Those Edges
Sister Act - #96 ATG
Creative Fingers - #70 ATG
Fussy & Fancy - #134 Ribbons and Lace ( feel free to delete if this doesn't qualify)
Addicted To Stamps - #99 Use A Number
The Ribbon Girl - Birthday Theme - use any image
Come & Get It - 3-2-1- Challenge (3 embellishments, 2 design papers, 1 image)
OSAAT - #232 ATG with Women
Crafty Card Makers & More - #134 For A Special Woman
Back to the challenge though and our Sponsor is Polkadoodles they are offering a fab prize so pop over to the blog and enter for your chance to win.
See you soon,


Myrna Hare said...

This is lovely Lorraine and your sewing is really neat love the colours xx

Doreen said...

Love the fabulous image,this is gorgeous.xxx

brenda said...

This is just stunning Lorraine, beautiful image but it's you wonderful choice of colours that is really appealing to me.

B x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lorraine, just gorgeous! Her hair is outstanding and your colour combo is so unique and vibrant! Wow! hugs :)

Sue said...

This is stunning Lorraine, such a pretty image and wonderful colouring. I love the papers and gorgeous detailing too. The stitched border in the contrasting thread looks so effective.
Sue xx

Bunny said...

Lorraine, this is very lovely. Her hair color is so pretty. Your daughter is going to love this. A true labor of love hand stitching around the card. I like the distressing. I bought a tool last week and tried it. I think I need some practice. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Kat W said...

Oh my word, this is stunning! The rich colours are perfect for this image and all the details are delightful :-)

I love to stitch my layers of DP so I'm probably a little biased but I love how it looks on your card, especially with the distressing.

Big hugs, Kat xx

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful card, stunning colours, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

Natalie said...

such a great card! The coloring is awesome and I love your choice of colors.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

Gina Knott said...

The first word that jumped into my head when I saw this was WOW!Your colouring is fabulous and the colours are so striking! Your daughter will treasure this card.
Gina xx

Jacee said...

Such a striking card Lorraine, fabulous design, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Stamping With Bibiana said...

your card is so beautiful! love all the die cuts, that ribbon is gorgeous and the colors used too!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting on the passing of my grandfather. Thanks for the sympathy and uplifting words!
I am doing OK!
hugs from California

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. I love the image and her purple hair looks brilliant
Lorraine x

Josephine said...

Beautiful - love the strong, vibrant colours!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time!

JenniferD said...

WOW WOW WOW this is AWESOME Loooove the Colours and bet your Daughter loved it!

Carol S. said...

A beautiful image and a stunning card. Love the colours and your daughter is so lucky, having a talented Mum! Hugs, Carol S. XX

crafty said...

Stricking colours. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Cardmaking and More. Mary DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful colour combo for this gorgeous image. Love the stitching, I thought about giving that a go but can imagine how long it takes. You know I love distressing, fun isn't it x

rachel said...

stunning work Lorraine - love the purple hair - gorgeous xx

Asha said...

Just one word, Lorraine : STUNNING! Love the hair.
hugs Asha

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful creation, the colours and image are gorgeous...xx
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Lilibet said...

Stunning card! Love the colours.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer this is a stunning creation Lorraine the image and the wonderful bold colours look amazing, this is fantastic.
lorraine x

Leeann said...

This card is gorgeous! Stunning colors.

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning card Lorraine, your colouring has blown me away and the colours really pop together! :) Donna ♥ x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
Hugs, Sandra F&F DT

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more.
Hugs Julie x