Friday 30 December 2011
Saturday 17 December 2011
Evening what a busy day, sorry I am so late with this post, its going to have to be a quick one as I am waiting to watch Strictly, I think all 3 of them deserve to win although I think my heart says Chelsie but my brain says Harry. Here are a couple of cards Imade a couple of weeks ago for my Grandsons Ben and Robert.
The next card is made with “Snow Fun”
Right got to pop off Can hear the Strictly Music downstairs
How rude of me
Friday 16 December 2011
Morning peeps, well with this card I am almost at the end of my Christmas Card Making, what a marathon it has been, I am afraid I still had to resort to bought Christmas cards for some friends (not cardmakers I assure you).
Another stamp I have made had time to colour is Sugar Nellies I Grant You a Wish from Funky Kits, isn’t she gorgeous, the new Nitwits Collections Woodland Wishes was the perfect partner for the colours I used to colour the fairy, and I tried to carry that through to the floral embellies.
I used lots of elements from the Sizzix Tim Holtzs Alterations Festive Greenery Die and Grunge Pine Cone die, and Doo Hickey Wild Starwberry Die all from Crafts U Love to compose this border. I also used the Pine Cone Die to make the rose.
have a good day all
Thursday 15 December 2011
Lili's little Fairies Challenge Blog, has now been published, this blog will continue where Lili of the Valley Challenge finished, we will have the same blog address and the same rules will apply we will still be a Lili of the Valley Only Challenge and we will still post a challenge every week , but we have a fabulous new Design Team made up of some of our previous DT members and some wonderful new ones, also some awesome new Sponsors so lots in the pipeline for you
from Lili of the Valley we have
From Which Craft we have
From Nitwits Collections we have:
From Bev we have
Finally from Me we have
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Morning Peeps, Ohhhh its really cold this morning turned the heating right up. Off to watch Grandsons Nativity Play this evening so thought I would show you the card I have made for him to celebrate his acting debut.
I thought I would make this into a Label Card, I have coloured one of last years Lili of the Valley Christmas Releases “Mary and Joseph”, I have also popped an image from the Grunge Christmas Postmarks A5 sheet also from Lili of the Valley. Maja papers from Dies to Die for , and the Magnolia Silent Night Stamp have also been used. I have searched everywhere for my Lili of the Valley Music Stamp and cannot find it, so a more through search is needed tomorrow.
Bit rushed today sorry
Monday 12 December 2011
Hi Peeps, hope you all had a good weekend. I am off to Crafts U Love for the final colouring course of the year tomorrow so will be busy today getting ready. I now have only 2 presents to buy and then my Christmas Shopping is finished, I have also finished all the commissions so am looking forward to 2 weeks of making cards with some of the stamps I have bought over the year and not had time to play with.
It has been an age since I have used a Penny Black stamp, but this image was just perfect for a friend who adores cats, of course it doesn't need saying that it has been coloured with Copics. I have used 5 Doo Hickey Dies on here, didn't realise just how many until I came to list them here, they are Mini Doily Die, Wild Strawberry Leaf, Vintage Flowers & Leaf, Romantic Lace Border and Bon Voyage Foliage, Plus Marianne Designs English Rose Flower Die, the papers are from Magnolia Christmas release, all the products are available from Crafts U Love .
Off to have a play, hope you have a lovely day
Sunday 11 December 2011
Morning, just a quick one today again!!!, I am going to put up the tree and decorations at some stage today, was going to do it yesterday but had my handsome Grandson Robert stay with me yesterday, we had a lovely day together, its not often I get him to myself.
This Surprise Tilda image is so versatile great for Birthdays & Christmas, I have coloured her with my beloved Copics. The delish papers are from the Christmas Magnolia Papers Collection, I have tucked the Tim Holtzs Snowflake Border from Sizzex behind the image. The Paper, Image and Die are all from Crafts U Love. I Have stamped the Lili of the Valley Grunge Postcard Stamp and popped it behind the image.
I made the Crystal Snowflake using the Beaders Companion Christmas Decoration Packs which I am pleased to say is on offer at half price on the Beaders Companion Website, there is enough to make 12 snowflakes in the pack and all for under £7 they are so easy to make and the rest of mine are going to be hung at different lengths in the Window.
Sorry this is so rushed. have a good day
Hugs Jac xxx
Friday 9 December 2011
The winners for the Crackers candy kindly sponsored by the lovely Paula at Which Craft UK
Thursday 8 December 2011
Morning Peeps, I am finding it really hard to write this post after 4 years this week sees the last Lili of the Valley Challenge , I cannot believe how much the Challenge and Lili of the Valley itself has blossomed in this time, but we are thrilled to tell you that Bev and Myself are going to continue running it as “Lili’s Little Fairies” from January!! There are some new faces on the DT to mix in with the old so lots of exciting things happening soon! The blog address will stay the same to avoid confusion, and we will still be a solely Lili of the Valley images challenge, we just couldn’t leave you without a showcase for your fantastic Lili of the Valley creations could we. before I go any further can I thank each and everyone of you who have supported us every week I have made some fantastic friends through the blog and hope you will still continue to support the new Challenge. I also need to say a very big thank you to the Design Team most of whom have been with us since the early days, lots of them will be staying with the new Challenge and the rest will be joining Bev and Myself on the Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire Blog Design Team.
Our Challenge this week is PINK WHITE AND SILVER ohhhhh lovely just the colours I love. This card is remarkably similar to the original card I made with Moonlight Wishes, but the image just calls for a soft approach.
The Snowflakes are made with Marianne Designs Dies, the Label is Doo Hickey Die both available from Crafts U love. I have distressed the edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Don;’t you just love the Silver Net ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.
Don’t forget there is still time to enter my Which Craft Cracker Candy it is open until 6pm tonight, just scroll down to the post below.
Wednesday 7 December 2011
Tuesday 6 December 2011
Morning Peeps, blimey its blooming cold here this morning, I am so pleased I have not got to go out today. I am watching Breakfast TV as I am writing this and have just seen the Turner Prize Winner, is it just me or are they just taking the Michael, A Room with a Table in, a rubbish Bin and Paper Leaves on the floor, the artist said that even the ventilation brick was part of the art installation, WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!. Think I will enter my Craft Room next year its much more interesting. What do they take us for!!!!!
Well rant over. Here are a couple of cards I have made from the Flowersoft Mabel Lucie Attwell CD ROM and Paperkits that are to be released on Create & Craft TV at 10 am this morning.
I have used Copics to colour this Digi Image from the CD, I have used a set of Go Kreate Dies for the base of the card and Paper and Sentiments from the CD.
This is an image from the Paperkit, ideal for a really quick card. The papers are Best Creations from Crafts U Love, I made the rosette with my Hugie Board.
This little Box was made with a blank card from “Paulas Crackers” set from Which Craft I have turned the bottom of the Cracker over to make a box. I love these shaped card blanks they are so useful. The Image is from The Decoupage Sheets from the new release.
Monday 5 December 2011
Morning, got up this morning feeling as tired as I went to bed last night cannot believe there is another 15 hours at least before I can crawl back into my very comfy bed. I managed to crawl around in the loft and get the tree out yesterday but that is as far as I got it is now in the hall still in its box and thats where it is likely to stay until next weekend, I have so much work to do in the next 7 days why do commissions all come at once?
Because of the above I am afraid this is a very quick post, Lili of the Valley Festive Fairy has been coloured with Copics, more Maja Old fashioned Christmas paper has been used for the bottom layer with Magnolia Christmas Release paper from Crafts U Love for the top layer.
The flower and leaves are all cut from white paper which has been distressed around the edge and glittered are all Magnolia Dies. The little label is from Lili of the Valleys Grunge Christmas Postmarks sheet and has been stamped with Iced spruce Distress Ink and cut out, have used my favourite Gold Mesh Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl to finish.
Thanks for looking
Sunday 4 December 2011
Morning again Peeps, 21 days to Christmas and I still have hardly anything bought or planned, the tree is still in the loft and my enthusiasm seems to have one gone on holiday, must try and get myself in gear this week.
The papers are more of the lovely Maja designs Old Fashioned Christmas from Dies to Die for, I have used Tim Holtzs Alterations Sizzix Dies to cut The Swirl, Tattered Pine Cone, and Magnolis Doo Hickey Die to cut the Strawberry Leaf all available at Crafts U Love. The swirl was cut from white card which I distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, I used brown card for the pine cone, then added white paint to the edges of the cone and glittered up with stickles. The leaves and Pine Branch were cut from shades of Green Co-Ordinations Card and distressed with a Sand It Gadget Tool. I also distressed the White Seam Binding with Iced Spruce Distress Ink, and added a couple of bells and Berries to finish.
I am going to brave the spiders in the loft now and get the tree out.
Have a good Sunday
Saturday 3 December 2011
Good Morning all, a bit late posting this morning have been waiting for my Waitrose Order. I have lots to do this weekend including getting my Passport Photo taken somewhere (defo not in Canterbury). Decided to make a start on family Christmas Cards this weekend, have not made any yet and I couldn’t stand the humiliation of having to send them bought cards
I bought lots of Wee Digis ages ago then forgot all about them, opened the folder by mistake yesterday and of course had to drop everything and make a card with one of the super cute images, this one is called “Christmas Bunny”.
The yummy paper is Magnolias Christmas Collection available at Crafts U Love., I bought 6 sheets of this design I loved it so much. I have tucked a “Bianca Snowflake” die, cut with a Memory Box Die and covered in Glamour Dust behind the image, and another Memory Box Die “Frosty Border” has been attached down the side of the card. Both these dies are available form Dies to Die for.
Bunny: E53, E51, E50
Parcels: E43, E42, E41, R59, R37, R35, R32, YG67, YG63, YG61
Hat & Bows: R59, R37, R35, R32
Sledge: E74, E71, E70, E40
Hope you have a great weekend