Wednesday, 30 November 2011
12 Days of Christmas Event
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
WoooHoo I have a new PC and I am now fit to Go!!!!!, not only have I been PC less, I have also been away for 5 days on my annual crafting holiday at Crafters Companion FANTASTIC Craftaganza, had the most amazing time with lots of old friends and even more new friends. Also had really fantastic workshops with
Sara Davies, Leann Chivers, Sheena Douglass, Sarah Millsop, Claire Hamer and Louisa McLean
I didn’t realise how many techniques there were still left to learn.
I have a couple of cards to show you today first of all an acetate Easel card using one of my favourite Lili of the Valley images, this one is Twinkling Star.
I am really pleased with how this a acetate card has turned out. The image has been coloured with Copics and has lots of Glamour Dust added, The two trees are stamped with a Magnolia stamp and Broken China Distress Ink. The papers are from the new release by Nitwits Collections called Holiday Charm all lovely Blues Whites Creams and pale Greens yummy!!!! I have also used the Doo Hickey Swirl available at Dies to Die For
The sentiment is from the Grunge Christmas Postmarks from Lili of the Valley
The Copics used:
Flesh: E11, E21, E000, Hair Y26, Y23, Coat & Hat B00, B000, B0000, Brown E53, E50.
Just a reminder that Lili of the Valley have 10% off all orders plus free P&P but be quick you just have until 30th November to take advantage of this offer.
Before my PC gave up the ghost I was asked to do some samples for a New Release from Katy Sue Designs (AKA Flowersoft)
About Mabel Lucie Attwell
I am sure many crafters remember English artist Mabel Lucie Attwell who was a prolific illustrator, famous for her unique ability to reach adults through her drawings of children. Her illustrations appeared on advertisements, postcards, calendars, tins and books and, for many, her images became the back drop of their childhoods from the 30's, 40's and 50's. The humour of day to day situations can be seen in these nostalgic images of children which give them special appeal and guarantee to make you smile. Katy Sue Designs are releasing a New CD which includes fantastic Digi Images and also some papercrafting kits, the launch shows will be on Create and Craft on Dec 6th at 10am and 5pm. Sue has agreed for me to show you some sneaky peeks this week.
Here is the first one using a Digi image and papers from the CD. I have used Go Kreate Half XXL Circular Dies, the roses were hand made and distress with white paint. The Pretty Blossoms are from The Ribbon Girl. I have coloured the images with Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir Pens.
Well its great to be back with you all again and hopefully this is the end to all my techie problems, see you tomorrow
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Ribbon Girl Challenge
Happy Sunday all, I will be home later today so I have scheduled this post, Today it is time for Novembers The Ribbon Girl Challenge, which this month has a theme that is really one that appeals to me “PINK and WHITE”.
As usual there is a fantastic prize from The Ribbon Girls up for grabs.
Plus a £10 voucher donated by our good Friends Lili of the Valley
This Years Christmas Collection from Magnolia is certainly one of the best I adore most of the images, after a couple of disappointing releases its nice to know Tilda is back to her best. Lots of lovely products from The Ribbon Girl used on this one including the delicious 25mm Pink/White open roses, 30mm Pink White open roses, 13mm white mulberry roses, crown pins and white seam binding. The awesome lacy snowflake is called Memory Box Bianca Snowflake, from Dies to Die For.
The little sentiment behind the floral arrangement is from Lili of the Valleys “Grunge Post Card Stamp”, and the leaf branch is a Doo Hickey Die from Crafts U Love, the delicious soft pink stripped paper is by Best Creations and is also available from Crafts U Love.
The Copics used:
Flesh: E11, E21, E000
Hair E74, E70, E40
Pinks: R83, RV000, RV0000
Fur C1, C00
Enjoy your Sunday
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Twice as Nice
A Scheduled post for you today (Hopefully), one of the worst things about being without my PC was not being able to show more of the fabulous new Lili of the Valley Release, so to make up for it here is one of the cards I made for the stand at the NEC.
This delightful image is called “Twice as Nice” and comes complete with Sentiment. The papers are by Magnolia, lots of Doo Hickey Dies have been used here, the Border Die down the side is Swirly Lace Border Die, when the border was cut instead of throwing away the waste I thought I would use it on the bottom border (waste not want not), Doo Hickey Vintage Daisy's and Wild Strawberry Flower, and Martha Stewart Frond Branch Punch are all availabler from Dies to Die For.
Sorry this is a short one but have got a train to catch now.
Friday, 18 November 2011
Just Magnolia Challenge
Well at last I have been able to create a DT card for Just Magnolia Challenge seems ages since I have participated, this week we are hosted by the lovely Mina who has chosen the Theme of Ribbon, Ribbon and More Ribbon, wow a challenge right up my street, thank you dear xxx. I am also entering this card for Novembers Challenge on CPL Challenge.
I really enjoyed making this card, lots of my favourite images, dies, and of course ribbons!!!!! I have used Copics to colour Tilda and the fabulous Trees, the trees have been covered in Glamour Dust. The inspiration for the colours I have used on Tilda were inspired by the delicious Magnolia Paper available from Dies to Die For. The Doo Hickey “Lovely Fence” and Tilda Stamp are also available from Dies to Die For.
The Christmas Tree Stamps are old Magnolia ones, I am not sure if they are still available, but I bring them out every year I love the shape of them and they are a dream to colour. I bought the Sizzix Snowflake Border Die from Crafts U Love at the NEC this is the first time I have had a chance to use it I distressed the edges of the snowflakes with Iced Spruce Distress Ink from the New Winter Collection of Three inks, (each one of them is an awesome colour these are another must have).
The Ribbon & Flowers I have used are from The Ribbon Girl and the Holly Berrys from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have used one of the stamps from the Lili of the Valley “Grunge “Grunge Post Card Stamp Sheet” on the Tag.
the Copics Used:
Dress & Hat B99, B97, B95, Coo
Ribbon R59, R37, R35, $22
Trees YG99, G94, YG61, G20
Flesh E11, E21, E000
Hair E74, E70, E40
I am off to babysit for Owen this afternoon and will be staying until Sunday Morning, cannot wait to see him, think we will have tea nice and early and sit down together to watch Children in Need this evening, I have got both of us a pair of Pudsey Ears to wear.
Have a lovely Day
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Lili of the Valley Challenge
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Lili of the Valley Challenge
Hope this has worked, if you are reading this then all is well
I am on my way to Birmingham as this is being posted, if you are coming to the NEC don’t forget you can get your hands on the new releases from the Lili of the Valley stand, if not they will be on sale on the website from 10th November. This weeks Challenge is BRIGHT AND SPARKLY
This really has to be my favourite of all the new Baby Images, as a bonus the sentiment comes with the stamp plate. The papers are from my stash drawer, I have used A Doo Hickey Tag Die to tuck behind the image. The Daisy Lace is fom The Ribbon Box and the awesome Silver Mesh Ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl. Although it dosen’t show there is loads of glamour dust on the image.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Final Sneak Peek before the NEC and a Crafters Companion DT Card
Morning all, this will be my final sneak peek post before the NEC, also I have yesterdays DT card for this months Challenge on Crafters Companion Challenge which this month is Let It Snow Let it Snow, Let it Snow.
I will try to schedule more Lili of the Valley Cards whilst I am at the NEC, keep your fingers crossed I do it right, me and Technology do not get on to well. I hope to see lots of you in Birmingham, it is always such a great place to meet up with friends.
Today my sneak is from the fantastic Mice Collection, I love the meeces they are perfect for men's cards as well as for the girls. The papers are from Nitwits Collections “Buds and Blossoms”, for once I choose the Paper before colouring the image, I know it is much easier to do this but all my good intentions are forgotten when I see the images I just want to get colouring .
I have used quite a a few Dies on this card , The roses are made with a Marianne Designs Die, The leaves are a Doo Hickey Die as is the Border, and of course nesties have been used to cut out and frame the image, the Button is also a die by Die-Namics, all these dies are available from Tracy at Dies to Die For.
Now for my Crafters Companion Card, sorry I am late with this, I had to go out yesterday afternoon and forgot to schedule this one.
This gorgeous SWALK Image from the Winter Cheer Collection is Called Snowman. I have used Spectrum Noirs to colour the image. The paper on the base of the Rocker card is from the Winter Cheer Collection CD. Again I have used a couple of die cuts on this card. The Christmas Trees which I have distressed around the edge with Broken China Distress Ink, also available from Crafters Companion, and the fence are both Doo Hickey Dies.
I hope you can come and join us for this months Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge, Sara has donated a £30 voucher to spend on the website for one lucky person so it is well worth joining in.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Never too old for a hug
Hi Peeps, another Lili of the Valley Sneak Peeks for you today, this one is called “Never too Old for a Hug”, don’t forget that you can check out more sneak peeks from the DT by visiting Lili of the Valleys Ideas to Inspire Blog everyday.
The papers used on his card are by Pion and are avaiable from Dies to Die For, the sentiment comes with the stamp. The latge flower is by Prima and the smaller ones are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the lace which I have stapled to the base.
I have woken up with a horrible scratchy throat today, hope it doesn't mean that I am getting a cold.