Friday, 22 April 2016

New Beginnings.....

New Beginnings

Hi everyone, I hope that you're all well. We've had beautiful weather these 
past few days, which really helps to lift the spirit doesn't it.  
Well after a rather eventful weekend, those of you who know me will already
 have heard that I've now sadly left the Aurora Wings Design Team. I've been with 
Mitzi and the team right from the very beginning almost 3 years ago now, but 
after a lot of soul searching I've now decided it's time that I moved on 
to pastures new.

So I am so excited and pleased to announce that I am now going to be working 
alongside the lovely talented Petal-lu  Design Team ladies, some of whom 
I have been lucky enough to have of worked with before,I'm so looking forward to
working with Lu's beautiful blooms which are all handmade by Lu herself.
I will also be making some samples for the lovely Lisa of That Craft Place too. 

Anyhoo the card that I have for you today is one that I made at the weekend, 
and I thought that this beautiful Angel by Molly Harrison Art was just the perfect
 card to make for for my "New Beginning" and as the saying goes
"Every end is a new beginning" 

Card Recipe
Mink coloured Bazzill, Gold Satin Mirri, First Edition Design Papers, White Stitched Organza 
and Satin Ribbon which I colourised with Promarker to match the colours used on the Angel 
image, Hand Tied Double Bow, Pale Blue Pearls, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll and Glossy 

I coloured this beautiful image 2x using the following Pro/Flexmarkers 
Skin - Coral, Dusky Pink, Blush & Almond
Hair - Satin, March Hare, Tawny Owl & Shale
Angels Dress and Wings - Ivory, Satin & March Hare
I then fussy cut the image to raise her to help create more depth to the card.

I then added the Glossy Accents and the Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll to add extra depth,
dimension and a little bit of sparkle.

I made the "New Beginnings...." sentiment myself in word and just matted it up onto 
some of the Gold Satin Mirri, I then curled the sentiment before adding to the card.

I hope that you like her. 

Huge Hugz

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


  1. Such a wonderful card. I just love the image.

  2. Hi Lorraine, many congratulations on your DT post. Your card is fabulous, love the Angel and your background design is gorgeous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Congratulations Lorraine. It is always good to have a change, and am sure it will be good for you. They are so lucky to have you on their teams.
    Your card as always is stunning

  4. Congratulations Lorraine. It is always good to have a change, and am sure it will be good for you. They are so lucky to have you on their teams.
    Your card as always is stunning

  5. Beautiful card Lorraine, love that image. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  6. A beautiful image, fabulous colouring and lovely design. Thank you for joining us at craft Calendar this month.

  7. Congratulations on your new DT. I am sure Mitzi and her team will miss you! A fabulous card, love the beautiful angel and card design.
    Linda xxx

  8. Congratulations on your new DT job. Your card is fantastic! A lovely angel and I like the way you created the depth. A very nice design and the bow looks great too!. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  9. This is just stunning! I love it! Congrats on your new DT position. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  10. A stunning card. Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  11. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at OSAAT. Fabulous image and I love the background paper. Good luck. Christine DT x

  12. Beautiful image, beautuifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at PFP

  13. Very beautiful card, lovely colouring and fabulous composition. Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.

    Buffy x

  14. Hi this is a stunning card the image is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Amazing card, gorgeous angel image and your lyout is stunning. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  16. Your card is simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart this week. Please link directly to the Challenge post rather than the Challenge blog to be eligible for the prize or Favorite.

  17. Lorraine a stunning card as always love the image. Congratulations on joining Petal Lu's DT well deserved, I order from Petal Lu every now and again. I want to take this opportunity to say a HUGE BIG THANK YOU for the card and the flower die will show you my card using this as soon as I have five minutes to finish it. Lots of Love Alison xxxx

  18. Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenge. Hope to see you again.

    Lots of Hugs

  19. what an amazing Card!! Thanks for showing it for paperminutes this week.

  20. Beautiful card Lorraine & I love all the gold details :o)

  21. Beautiful card.Super colouring and love the dimension you'very given the image.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  22. Congratulations on your new team. I love your work and this image is darling. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  23. This is so Beautiful stunning colouring and love the colours , thanks for sharing with us at Julia Spiri Challenge Blog in our ANYTHING GOES challenge. Hope to see you back next time and good luck.
    Aunty Sue DT

  24. This is such a lovely card!

    Thanks for playing with us this week at


  25. Gorgeous image. There is so much to like about your card, the layers, the subtle colours, the glitter etc. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, but unfortunately your entry does not qualify to be in the prize drawing because we require some sort of stamping on our entries. Please read over our Rules Feel free to fix your entry & re-submit a new photo (you will need to delete your previous entry in order to do this) to be included in the prize drawing. We hope to see you again next month!

  26. Stunning card Lorraine. I love the beautiful image and your dimension and sparkle looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at PFP for Lorraine B.'s 'things with wings' challenge. Hugs, Denise x
    p.s. I apologise for my late comment x

  27. such a beautiful image and put together so well on this lovely card! congrats on your new DT, too! :)

    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

  28. A beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining my 'Things with Wings' challenge at Passion for Promarkers
    Lorraine x

  29. Such a lovely card. Love that image. So serene.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab N Funky.


  30. wow , stunning , thank you for sharing at TTCRD DT lisa

  31. Wonderful card & congratulations on DT post !!Thank you for playing along with us @ Decorate to Celebrate Challenge !!
    DT **

  32. Wonderful card & congratulations on DT post !!Thank you for playing along with us @ Decorate to Celebrate Challenge !!
    DT **

  33. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Julia Spiri and Not Just cards.
    Hope to see you again next time.

  34. Such a beautiful card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at the Julia Spiri Chalenge.

    Helen x

  35. Stunning, love the image and your beautiful colouring, thank you for joining us in Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge - Anything Goes best of luck, hope we see you again on Ribbon Girl Challenge
    Hugs Jacqui

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  37. Hi again
    Deleted My comment by mistake so make a new!!
    So beutiful ! GREAT make ! Really love all about it
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Scrappers Delights this Month. Looking forward to see you again next challenge and Good Luck:0)
    Hugs Cicci
    Scrappers Delights DT
    Cicci Vid Pennan {My Blog}
    Scrappers Delights

  38. Hi Lorraine - it is always so difficult to decide to move on from something you have loved - I am sending you love and best wishes for the next chapter of your creativity.
    This card is amazing - your colouring is beautiful and I love your delicate colour scheme and gorgeous card design. Have a lovely weekend.

  39. Absolutely stunning card really beautifully coloured image and love the layout and all the layers--congrats on your new DT ---Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
    Carol DT x

  40. This is gorgeous, absolutely stunning. Love the image and all the detail and beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week, good luck and well done on your new DT xx

  41. This is stunning! Thank you for playing in our challenge at Hugs, Rosie

  42. Lovely card! Very sweet. Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights! Maria


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