Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Lili of the Valley with a Sneak Peek

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Lili of the Valley. This fortnight we have a COLOUR theme for you and we would like to see your creations including

Blue, Silver and one other colour

Lili of the Valley have kindly donated two adorable stamps for one lucky winner so just leave a comment with a direct link to your card on Mr Linky.

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


Stamp: Lili of the Valley NEW RELEASE on 21st April
Ink: Copic Ciao
Papers: K&Co Hopscotch
Sentiment: See D
Nestability Dies
Everything else from my stash


Cute Daisy May - One for the Boys
Sophisticat - Raining Cats & Dogs
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
Charisma Cardz - Animal Majic

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Easter Weekend break. -x-

Black/White plus 1

Afternoon peeps, sorry I haven´t been blogging much recently but last week I was floored with the dreadful sickness bug which has been doing it´s rounds here and this week started off with food poisoning following eating out on Sunday, reckon I will stick to my own cooking for a while.

Any hoo onto this week´s challenge at Die Cut Dreams which is


I don´t think I have ever made a card so quick before and I actually do like this, looks much richer IRL.
Just a simple stamped image matted and layered with the addition of peel off´s, omg I do have 100´s of peel offs and am now tempted to get them back out. I heard all those groans rofl but I did use them lots in my paper embroidery days.


ABC - R is for Red
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Open

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Lili of the Valley and Sneak Peek

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Lili of the Valley. You blew us away with all your entries for our last challenge, thank you. We welcome our new GDT Pam onboard for the next 4 challenges, her work is amazing so do pop by her blog and say Hi.

Today I have used a new stamp due for release on the 21st April, when I think these stamps can get no more adorable Lili of the Valley keep proving me wrong.

Anyhoo onto our theme for the next fortnight and it is this wonderful SKETCH, remember you don´t have to use a Lili of the Valley image to enter, just leave a direct link on Mr. Linky.


Artful Inkables Think Ink Tuesday - Birthday Card or project in celebration of AI's Birthday!
Crafty Calendar - Flower Power with optional extra of pastel colours
Crafty Creations - Spots & Dots
Creative Card Crew - Going Dotty
Kaboodle - Happy Birthday
My Time To Craft - Lovely Lace
One Stop Craft - Spots & Dots
Papertake Weekly - Lilac and Lemon

Materials used:

Ink: Copic Ciaos
Paper: K & Co Sparkly Sweet
Sentiment: See D
Frames: Nestabilty Circles and Long Rectangles
Punch: X Cut Retro
Lace, Ribbon, Roses, Card Candy and Glamour Dust from my stash

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Pack a Punch

Good morning ladies, I hope you were all spoiled rotten yesterday and had a wonderful Mother´s Day.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams and this week we would like you to

Pack a Punch ... use at least 2 different punches

This week we are sponsored by Di from Di´s Digital Downloads and she very kindly supplied the DT with some of her wonderful images and is offering the winner their choice of 2 images from her online store.

We extend a warm welcome to Tasha who is our Guest Designer for the next fortnight, be sure to check out her Blog and view her wonderful creations.

I love my punches so this challenge was the perfect excuse to have a play. I have been good and restricted myself to only using 3 although I was tempted to punch out some leaves and include a sentiment onto a punched out circle.

I cut out a 5cm circle from the centre of the orange paper and punched around this using the gold punch, punched the corners with the purple one and the flowers of coarse came from the blue retro.


Cute Daisy May - Anything goes
Dare you to digi stamp - No patterned paper
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
The Secret Crafter - Anything goes

Digi Image: Maisy with Muff
Ink: Copic Ciao
Punches: X Cut Retro, Ling Trading Art No 8002, Ling Trading Art No 8005
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Art Institute Glitter

Thank you for stopping by today. -x-

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Lili of the Valley New Releases

Yesterday saw the launch of the brand new Spring Collection at Lili of the Valley and these stamps are already flying of the shelves.

They are amazing value for money at under 4 pounds each and every image is adorable.

I recommend you get over quick to Lili of the Valley online store so as not to be disappointed.

I hope you all have a lovely day, we are just setting off to Gibraltar. -x-

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Flutter By Wednesday reaches 100

Today marks our 100th Challenge at Flutter By Wednesday and in honour of Danni, the creator and fantastic leader, we the DT are celebrating this wonderful event with something special. Danni asked us if we could all use a butterfly on our project this week to mark our 100th Challenge.
Our fabulous teamie Karen contacted the DT and suggested we all make Butterfly Boxes using a lovely template that was found on Brenda´s Blog , thank you Karen and Brenda, I really enjoyed making this.

After cutting and assembling my Butterfly Box I drew a butterfly free hand then ran this through the cuttlebug folder. Top butterfly is stamped onto acetate with stazon and decorated with Art Institute Glitter. The handle was made using MS Valentine punch and trimmed with ribbon. Floral and Pearl display are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

This week´s challenge is an open one, just make sure you have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your project and upload to Mr. Linky and if you upload to SCS or PCP please use the keyword, FBW.
I do hope you will all help us honour Danni´s 100th and don´t forget to check out the DT, links on my sidebar, to see what they have created with this fabulous template.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

No Flowers Allowed

Welcome to a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams, this week´s theme is

NO FLOWERS ALLOWED ... not even on your image

I decided to start early on my Christmas gift boxes and this one is 3d´d with the only extra´s being ribbon, gems and a touch of glamour dust from my stash.

Pixie Dust Studio - 3d creation

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.


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

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-

Monday, 1 March 2010

Die Cut Dreams and a Sneak Peek

Today sees the start of a new month and a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams. Our very own Karen has set the theme and designed the


and I hope you enjoy playing along with us.

Today I wish to share with you another of the new adorable stamps due for release on the 10th March by Lili of the Valley and the good news is ... these will be available in 9 DAYS time.

Rosie D´s - Friendship
Ink: Copic Ciao
Papers: BG Wisteria
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: Stash
Swirl Flourish Punch: The Hobby House