Thursday, 4 October 2012

Aimi with Lantern

Hello Everyone, 

I'd like to say a big 'Hello' to my new followers. Thank you very much for taking the time to look at my little blog and I hope you enjoy your visits.

Well, I'm now officially a 'Stay at home mum!' I think I'd better make the most of it before my money runs out and I need to get another job!!

I have a little card to share with you toady. I've used one of the new images from Lili of the Valley, she's called 'Aimi with Lantern'
I've coloured her with promarkers, and used liquid pearls for the decoration in her hair.

The background card is from Kanban. By the time I had layered up the kanban card, black card and mirri card...this card weighs a ton!! 
I've used a Cheery Lynn die to make the 'arch' above the image and I finished off with some gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a bit of bling and ribbon from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Use some texture

Well, as I'm at home I'd better get on and do some housework! - no excuse not to do it now!! LOL

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog today and for all your lovely comments.
Lorraine x


Wendy L said...

Hi gorgeous card and I love the image, so cute. I think your money will run out fairly quick as you are a crafter, LOL. xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Love this gorgeous card Lorraine. Adorable image and beautiful papers. Love those die cut corners too.
Denise xx

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, love this new stamp from LOTV and your colouring is just fantastic.. I'm sure you will enjoy being a SAHM,... wow you will have so much more time for crafting now.. I'd love to be too he he :P

Stamps and Paper said...

SUch a gorgeous Oriental card Lorainne...lovely image and wonderful will so enjoy being at home..its great!!


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

This is a stunning image wonderful coloured, have a great weekend hugs Ginny ♥

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sweetie this is gorgeous. I adore the kanban card and I expect it does way a ton with all the layers. I hope you are handing it over and not posting it. Lol!!! What did I say in the posting before? You will not have the money to buy now. It didn't take you long to get this awesome stamp.


Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Lorraine. I love the image and the colours are amazing

Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image....fabulous

downrightcrafty said...

oh love the oriental and those little pearl drops looks great
Hugs Kate xx

Marilyn said...

What a fab card you've made! Cute image, your colouring is perfection and my oh my... those gold patterned paper is so perfect for this.
Enjoy your retirement... I have two years to go and am looking forward to it. I tell myself that's why I buy so many paper supplies now while I have the regular paycheck... it would be a disaster if I had to cut back.

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous :0)) Hugs Pops x

Margreet said...

Oh, this is your colouring of that lovely image and your coordinating papers...thanks for playing in the texture challenge of the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Patricia said...

Good Evening, this a stunningly beautiful card. I am not a stamper and so admire your talent with the fantastic colouring.
Happy Crafting

Patricia x

Boxofcolours said...

Hello Lorraine
Wow what a lovely card.

brenda said...

Really really gorgeous Lorraine, wouldn't it be nice to think that Oriental is going to make a comeback into crafting.

B x

nnalorac said...

A ~WOW~ card Lorraine, gorgeous colours, the Kanban papers go so well with your adorable image. Good luck keeping hold of the money pot!
crafty hugs

Chrissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine. love the foil papers and the liquid pearls, so beautiful, gorgeous image and colouring.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Lorraine.
Sue x

Irene said...

Gorgeous cad Lorraine, and those pearls are brilliat. Enjoy your time at home.

pinky said...

Wow its just gorgeous Lorraine. Love the little pearls in her hair too and the colours are so gorgeous. Hope you are enjoying your new lease of life.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lorraine this is stunning, I love the Oriental theme, those background papers are lush, that image is beautiful a stupendous card.
lorraine x

Faye said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Lorraine. The papers are just perfect for this image and I luuuurve the colours. P.S. buttons hurt teeth! X

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so beautiful Lorraine! Adore the sweet image, gorgeous colours and those papers are just LUSH! :)

Wishcraft said...

Wow Lorraine, this is a beauty! Love the image, perfect papers and that lovely arch. Hope you didn't do too much housework - you don't want to be setting the standards too high ;o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jacque said...

Oh what a STUNNING card!!! The gold and red is just perfectly oriental and all of the details you have added to showcase this sweet image are so lovely!! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Wild Orchid Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you again real soon...Hugs...Jacque

Sharon said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the image and the such beautiful vibrant colours. All the time you can have crafting now - I am not one little bit envious!!!
Hugs Sharon. x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable and so gorgeous too.

Debbie said...

Stunning card Lorraine. I just love those fabulous papers and of course that gorgeous image works so well with it.
Debbie x

Susan Flynn said...

Oh wow Lorraine this is just gorgeous! Love the cute image, coloured brilliantly! The backing papers are absoloutely spot on for the oriental theme and that arch is gorgeous too xx

Whisper said...

Enjoy your SAHM, but i bet you'll get too used to it though !!

I'm loving the Far Eastern look - i'm now thinking i should have kept my DCWV Far East papers, instead of selling them !!! Luv Sam x

coops said...

so gorgeous lorraine.fabulous rich colours and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

thecraftycavalier said...

This is way beyond stunning hun! This is my favourite Lorraine card ever. In fact, I think this may well be the most gorgeous card I've ever seen - I really LOVE it! The colours and colouring are perfect! I am in awe :) This has soooo cheered me up today. enjoy Harrogate and leave something for me!!!! Hugs, Jayne xx

Berit said...

Hi Lorraine,
Such a pretty card! Lovely image and great colouring as always.
Have a wonderful weekend:)
Hugs, Berit

Anne said...

Lovely to meet you last week Lorraine hope you enjoyed your visit to the shop. I love everything about this card, the colour scheme ...perfect choice of backing papers ...clever use of the liquid pearls ...and beautiful colouring xx

Jennifer said...

"Oh my giddy aunt", Lorraine, you've really outdone yourself with this card - it is a stunner! I have lots of oriental stamps, papers and embellishments that have not seen the light of day for longer than I can remember, but after seeing this gorgeous creation, you have inspired me to find and use them.

Jennifer. x

Elise said...

Well oh my gosh!!! Lorraine, this is simply STUNNING!!! I love the rich colors and how you've colouring this beautiful image!!!! So love this!!!

And yayyy at being a Stay at home Mom!!! It's WONDERFUL!!!

Big Hugs,

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine - I love the papers and you have coloured her perfectly! Hugs x x

Julie Richards said...

Awesome card. Cute image, beautiful colouring. A truly inspirational card. Thanks for sharing
hugs julie

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun! Thanks for popping by, glad to hear you enjoyed Harrogate! Thanks for the birthday wishes :) xxx

Kim said...

Lorraine this is absolutely FABULOUS! I love love love everything about your card!!! And your flower arrangement is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at WOCC!
Hugs~ Kim

Anonymous said...

Stunning! fabulous colours and beautifully done hunny xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely stunning Lorraine! Thank you so much for joining the celebration at Papertake Weekly :)

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card, love the image and gorgeous papers...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

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