Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Lili of the Valley with a Sneak Peak

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Lili of the Valley. This fortnight the theme is to make an

Easel Card

I had never made one of these before as they looked so complicated, yes I am a scaredy cat of something new, but now I am well and truly hooked and to be honest they really are simple to make so if like me I recommend you do step out of your comfort zone, you won´t regret it!

Lili of the Valley have donated 2 stamps for the winner and don´t forget it´s not necessary to use a Lili of the Valley stamp to enter.




I have used another of the adorable stamps from Lili of the Valley due to be released on 1oth March so you only have 6 more days to wait for these.






I found it difficult to photograph my easel card so any hints and tips will be welcome.

Challenges:

Allsorts - Mother´s Day
Creative Card Crew - Celebrations ... congratulations on your 1st anniversary girls
Gingersnap Creations - Celebrate ... congratulations to your 1st anniversary too
Lili-Boo Too - Mothers Day
My Time To Craft - Just for Mum
Simon Says - Mother´s Day/Girly
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch





Materials:
Stamp: Released on 10th March
Ink: Copic Ciao
Frames: Nestabilities
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers: Extreme Vol 1
MS border punch
Pearls: Papermania
Sentiment: See D
Ribbons and Gems from stash

Enjoy your day. -x-

38 comments:

Saskia said...

Ooooh... your card is so sweet!!! Beautiful work!

Saskia :)

Kimberly S said...

Wow Nicola! How pretty! Love the purples and pinks, and that adorable image! Beautiful job on the Easel Card! (I've never tried one, but I'm always thinking that I really need to...lol)

Liz said...

Wonderful card I just love it

Liz xx

Kim Piggott said...

On wow Nicola I love it!
Such a beautiful card and your image is so sweet!
Beautiful paper and detail!
hugs
kim x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! wow! wow! gorgeous!!!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Oh this is so cute! I just love the image and the colors are gorgeous. Wonderful card for our Pixie Cottage Challenge!

Loopylou!! said...

that is beautiful nicola, i love the easel fold and the flowers are so pretty. thank you for coming over to play with us on LB2 xxxx

Paula said...

Hiya Nicola wow what a beautiful easel card i adore the cute image and what fab colours. Thanks for joining in with our Birthday celebrations over at CCC and please dont forget to pop over to my blog to enter my DT candy.
Paula xxxx

Anne said...

What a awezome card, beautifully decorated with flowers! Super cute image too. Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Poppy said...

gorgeous card,loads of lovely cards since my last visit
poppy

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nicola this is stunning I just love the colours and the easel card design is perfect so is that gorgeous, sweet, adorable image. I love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

CreaRenata said...

You did a great job on the easelcard. I love this cute little image. Beautiful papers. Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

Hugs,
Renata

Berni said...

This is so cute, I love it.
Berni

Tammy said...

Awwww....how precious is this!?! I love the purple and that easel card is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good luck!

Michelle said...

Oh what a sweet image! You're killing me with these adorable images...I'm going to have to have them all!! Your easal card is adorable...love all those flowers you use - so pretty!

Jodi said...

This is so cute Nicola! I love the cute image and the embellishments you used!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Danni said...

This turned out wonderful!! So cute and pretty Nicola!!

Jo said...

Hi Nicola - hope you won't mind a comment from a new follower!

I love this card; the stamp is adorable and the whole thing is really beautiful.

You've inspired me to have a go at an easel card now!

Jo x

POPPET said...

This is just gorgeous i love the colours that you have chosen, the flowers are lush too, big hugs Pops x

Biscuitlid said...

this is so very pretty Nicola, love it
xx

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Celebrate Challenge!

artish said...

looks like you mastered it! love the pearl accents! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

nessy said...

oh nicola this card is just so very sweet and just love the colour combo and all the pretty detail!
vanessa xx

Katie said...

This is so super cute!
Gorgeous image and I love the colors!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage and at LBT!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous!!! beautiful colouring and the pink roses look so gorgeous with the lilac papers! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Jane xxx

Bettyirene said...

Gorgeous card Nicola I just love easel cards.I was a bit apprehensive at first but they are very addictive
Bettyxxx

Pam said...

The Pixie sketch worked perfect for your beautiful easel card.Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for our challenge.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Nicola this is adorable darling so pretty and very cute I love everything about this fab easel card and that the sun is shinning on it too
Hugs Susie xx

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous easel card - absolutely adore that new LotV image. Thanks for joining in the celebrations at CCC and good luck with my blog candy.
Pauline x

Stressed Stamper said...

stunning - love the image and colours used - must try to make one of these cards - one day!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Nicola, this is such a gorgeous easel card sweetie!! I love the colors and the pretty flowers!1 ;) HUGS

Sam said...

Beautiful card Nicola, love the papers and the soooo cute image.
Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew's birthday celebrations. Good luck in my blog candy draw.
Sam x

Sam said...

Beautiful card Nicola, love the papers and the soooo cute image.
Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew's birthday celebrations. Good luck in my blog candy draw.
Sam x

Marcea said...

very pretty card and lovely colours
x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Darling image and beautiful soft colors. Great job on the easel card! So happy you could have some fun with us for the Creative Card Crew's birthday celebration. Good luck on all the candy give-aways and thank you for entering mine.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering for a chance to win my candy giveaway! Good Luck!

Janna :)

Neet said...

A really pretty card - love the colours you have used.

~JulieH~ said...

absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at LB2 this month
Juliexx