Sunday, 28 February 2010

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek

Good morning my lovelies. It is a very grey day here on the Costa del Sol but at least the sun is attempting to shine through, whether it succeeds or not is another story.

Today I wish to share with you one of the new stamps due for release on the 10th March by Lili of the Valley. It was such a difficult decision which one to ink up first as they are all adorable and the good news is ... these will be available in 10 DAYS time.

Charisma - Birthday card ... must include a candle
La La Land - Sketch It
Pixie Dust - Think Birthday
Ink: Copic Ciao
Paper: K&Co Sparkly Sweet
Frames: Nestability
Flowers and Pearls: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Cuddly Buddly
Glamour Dust
I hope you all enjoy your Sunday, I better get my skates on and go mix the Yorkshire puds or hubby won´t be a happy bunny. -x-

Monday, 22 February 2010


Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams. The theme this week is


This is the first Side Step Card I have ever made and after taking ages to enlarge the original pattern I had - I think it may be my last one too - but again I am pretty pleased with it so may well just give it another try rofl.


Creative Belli - Butterflies or Dragonflies
Corrosive - Wings
fun with shapes and more - Spotted
Inky Impressions - Think Spring
Kaboodle Doodles - Fancy Folds
Practical Scrappers - Stamps
Stamp Something - Touch of Spring
Your Next Stamp - Spring Colours


Side Stamp: Easter Bunny by Lili of the Valley
Step Stamps: Haribo
Ink: Copic Ciao
Paper: From scrap box
Frames: Nestabilities
Chalks: I kan dee
Glaze to eggs
Glamour Dust

Thanks for stopping by today.
Nicola -x-

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Lili of the Valley - Sketch

Good morning peeps, I hope you are all well. It is time for a new challenge on Lili of the Valley, where has the last fortnight gone!
First of all I have some news to share with you. Sadly our lovely teamie Risa is stepping down from the challenge, we are all going to miss her beautiful cards. It is also Ria's last week as Guest Designer - thanks sweetie your cards have been fabulous. Now for the good news, I am delighted to let you all know we have 2 new teamies so make sure you pop over and say hello to Dawny P and Pops!

So here is our challenge set by our lovely Domi.

A Sketch

Thank you Domi, I really enjoyed playing with your sketch and will use it many times over.

Don't forget it is not necessary to use a Lili of the Valley image on your card, just follow the theme.

This challenge we are looking for a GDT member to join us for 4 Challenges, the GDT will be chosen by the Design Team. We also have some candy for one lucky entrant chosen at random by Random.Org so you have two chances this week, this candy was donated by our Bev, thanks sweetie.


A Spoonfull of Sugar - Spring Time

ABC - O is for One Paper

Allsorts - Recipe 3,2,1 - 3 flowers, 2 gems, 1 ribbon or 1 paper

Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pink

Crafty Angels - Fantastic Flowers

Inky Impressions - Think Spring

Pile It On - Flowers

Practical Scrappers - Flowers

Stamp: Spring Bunny from the Spring Collection by Lili of the Valley
Ink: Copic Ciao
Paper: Stash
Ribbon: Stash
Gems: Stash
Frames: Nestabilities
Swirl: Sizzix
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Monday, 15 February 2010

A Recipe

Good morning and a very happy Monday to you and as you know Monday´s always bring a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams.
This week´s challenge theme is a Recipe set by our Vikki
3 x Different patterned papers
2 x different ribbons
2 x flowers+ added option of using gems

The Prize this week is the same fabulous kit which Vikki provided the DT with as seen in the photo below

And here is what I created with my kit.

Allsorts - Recipe 3-2-1 incl lots of fun - I have 3 patterned papers, 2 ribbons and 1 brad

Stamp: Summer Day Emma from Whimsy Kids Collection
Ink: Copic Ciao
Paper: Making Memories
Ribbons, gems, flowers and brad: also inc in kit

Be sure to visit my teamies Susie, Vikki, Victoria, Helene and Karen and see their fabulous creations.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

With Love

I do hope you are all snug and warm as it is bitterly cold and grey here today brrr, can´t believe it was a sunny 25 yesterday!

This week at Flutter By Wednesday our challenge is the theme of


along with your Butterfly, Fairy or Angel.
This is also the theme from a few blogs this week and we are delighted for you to combine your creations. Please leave a direct link to your creation in Mister Linky and if you upload to SCS or PCP,please use the keyword FBW.

Be sure to visit our Flutter By Team, links are on my sidebar - and Guest Designers Jeanette, Debby, Suzie, Brandi and Randi for LOTS of awesome inspiration!!


ABC - New ... stamp
By The Cute And Girly - Love
Crafty Calendar - Love & Friendship
Incy Wincy Designs - Use Pink or Red and Black
Papertake Weekly - Sketch

Pixie Dust - Decorative Border

Pollycraft - Things with wings
Simon Says - Love
Stamp Something - Love Somethings

The Pixie Cottage - Love

Stamp: Love is Gone

Ink: Copic Ciao

Paper: eskimo kisses

Martha Stewart Border Punch


Sentiment: studio g

Ribbon: Stash

Monday, 8 February 2010

Have a Heart

This week over at Die Cut Dreams our theme is

Have A Heart

and our lovely sponsor, Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs, supplied the DT with some of her fabulous images.

Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Stamp Something - Love Somethings
Stamp with Fun - Hearts
Craftycardmakers - Digital Delights
Gingersnap - GC 41 Romance
Charisma - I Love You

Image: Prairie Fairy
Ink: Copic Ciao
Paper: K & Co - Roam
Heart Gems: Stash
Sentiment: Anita´s
Ribbon: SU

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Nicola -x-

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Love is in the Air

Thank you for all your fabulous entries this past fortnight, we seem to be growing from strength to strength. I hope you all managed to get your New Stamps, Lisa and Liala were overwhelmed with the amount of orders they took on the first day of release.
Our new challenge at Lili of the Valley is


We know lots of other challenges have this topic so please feel free to combine your entries. Just leave a comment with a direct link to your card below, (a small plea from the DT ... it would make viewing your cards and leaving comments so much easier if you have comment verification turned off!!).

Don't forget it is not necessary to use a Lili of the Valley Image on your card, just follow the theme.

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Sketch
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Valentine/Love
Charisma - I Love You
Cupcake - Four Legged & Furry
Secret Crafter - Hearts
Papertake Weekly - Love Actually
By the Cute And Girly - Love

Saturday Spotlight - Bigger is Better

Stamp: Teddies - Blooming Lovely
Ink: Copic Ciao
Scalloped Frames: Nestabilities
Paper: Extreme Vol1 BMD
Hearts: from stash
Sentiment: computer generated
Ribbon: Dovecraft
Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs Nicola -x-

Meet Alfie and the bumble bee

Good morning folks and welcome to the NEW Willow Sketchie Challenge.

The new challenges are going to be run a little different.
1. Running EVERY week, starting on a Thursday.
2. All the DT will be working with some fab stamps and downloads from Willow Designs. For inspiration please feel free to browse the downloads and products although not a requirement of the challenges.
3. A free download will be given away to one lucky random entrant, every week.
4. Please follow the sketches as you wish and leave a direct link to your blog and challenge card.

This week´s sketch was designed by Sharon and was a dream to work with. We were all provided with a fabulous download of "Alfie and the bumble bee", ain´t he just the cutest! and he comes in both coloured and digi form along with a pretty mix of pink and green papers so you have the choice of a quick make or be a bit more adventurous and let your creative mind flow.

I went for a quick make by using the pre coloured image of Alfie and the bumble bee, mounting him on nesties, and I love these papers which print off to perfection. Everything else is from my stash.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Flutter By Wednesday

Good morning and welcome to Flutter By Wednesday.
We have another open challenge this week, just be sure to have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creations and leave a direct link in Mister Linky. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword, FBW.


The Pink Elephant - All About Pink - In Honor of Ella

ABC - New ... stamp

Crafty Creations - Wings

Stamp: Come Softly

Ink: Copic Ciao

Chalks: I kan´dee

Paper: Dovecraft

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Pearls: Papermania

Lace: stash

Thanks for stopping by today, Hugs Nicola -x-

Monday, 1 February 2010

Red and Black with Love

Morning folks, I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend. Hard to believe we are now into February, where did January go?
This week I have set the challenge at Die Cut Dreams and I would like to see

Red & Black with Love

We are joined by the uber talented Chris Olsen who is our Guest Designer for this fortnight. She is one amazing lady, her cards and projects are mind blowing so please take a moment to visit Chris's blog and feed your eyes on her awesome creations. Warning !!! it will take more than a moment so get a cuppa and biccies at the ready!

Friday Sketchers #87 - Sketch
Fussy and Fancy #3 - Hearts
Secret Crafter #68 - Hearts
By The Cute And Girly - Love

Stamp: Sweet Love
Ink: Copic Ciao
Paper: Extreme Vol1 BMD
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Hearts: Sissix
Penny Black
Ribbon: Smirk

Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs Nicola -x-