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


  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!!

  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!

  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

  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!


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

  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.

  7. Lauranne Your cards are so `beautiful`
    Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges

  8. beautiful card.

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