Monday, 12 October 2009

Digital Doings - and a good weigh in!!!

I've not mentioned on my blog as yet but I've been 'weight watching' since last August and I've now lost 38 pounds.  It's taken quite a long time but being over 2 1/2 stone lighter feels fab.  Weigh in is on Monday night and after staying the same last week (despite a huge effort on my part) I was near to tears - how stupid is that?   Anyway, I persevered and lost 3 lbs tonight - woohoo.  So motivated I came home and made fabby zero point soup and did a pilates dvd.  My halo is shining.

Anyway ..... onto the crafty stuff.

I made my first ever halloween card which I was pretty chuffed with.  Don't know who I'm going to send it to though.



I did it for Die Cut Challenge which provided the sketch and colour combo of black, purple, orange and green - but I missed posting.  Hey ho.

The image is a digital image and came from Nina May and I really loved it - a wee bit different.  I paper pieced the pumpkins on the main image and the pumpkin heads down the side were clip art and treated with glossy accents.

Here's a close up of the wee mousy image:




I'm going to enter into the challenge over at A Spoonful of Sugar which is looking for Halloween or other spooky projects as well as Cuttlebug Challenge blogspot which is challenging us to create a Halloween or Fall card.

Going from spooky to cute, I used another (free) digital image from Digital Delights to create this little card:




I used the sketch from week 73 challenge over at Friday Sketchers which I think fits.  October is Wear It Pink month and at work we do various fund raising events to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and I thought I would make a few cards to sell.  I might even donate the box of cards I just keep in a box and look at!

Take care

Laurane x

9 comments:

  1. Laurane, thanks for still linking your card, I do so loving seeing things even after they have passed, so truly thanks! What a lovely first Halloween card! I know it kind of stinks for the places that don't celebrate the USA kind of holidays, but you did an awesome job and you could always send it to me! I would be honored! :O) LOL... Your other card is especially sweet and I saved that same image as well! What a lovely thought to donate the box of cards for such a worthy cause. I have had several friends over the last several years diagnosised with it. Thanks for playing along this week over at TMITA!!

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  2. and oh... keep on with your goal and don't be so discourage at least it wasn't moving the other way! I think it's great!

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  3. I LOVE your first Halloween card, its fantastic!!
    Congratulations on the weight loss {im a weight watcher too} 12 pounds so far!! Keep up the great work...on the scale and in your craft room!!
    I hope to see you at the cuttlebug challenge blog more often! Shantaie

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  4. Fantastic Halloween card!! Wow! Good to see you over at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot! Keep up the good work on the diet... being a dieter, I know it's hard, but so worth it!

    Cindy

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  5. Two fantastic cards.Love the way you've done the pumpkin.Congratulations on your weight loss too.
    Cass xxx

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  6. OMG Laurene this is a fabulous card and that image is just adorable congrat's on the weight loss and thanks for joining us at cuttlebug challenge this week.

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  7. Lauranne Your cards are so `beautiful`
    Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges
    terrie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  8. beautiful card.
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
    http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a beautiful card you've made with pink ribbon Maggie.
    Julie x

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