Monday, 30 August 2010

LOTV Candle Girl

Another christmas card made - whoopee!  Set a goal to make at least 2 christmas cards a day so when it comes to December I won't be in panic mode as I usally am!

This cute image is Lili if the Valley ( I really love LOTV stamps, can you tell!) and she is called Candle Girl.  She looks so cosy and warm all wrapped up in her lovely red outfit.  I imagined the lovely red coat and hat she is wearing is made from sumptuous red velvet so I added the red velvet ribbon to reflect this. 

She is coloured with Promarkers with lots of Star Dust stickles, the paper is Cosmo Cricket Festivities Mitten Weather, the edges have been coloured using Fired Brick Distress Ink again glittered with Star Dust.  The flowers are Wild Orchid sprayed with Glimmer Mist Pearl with a hint of Star Dust Stickles.

Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday Monday at least the sun is shining here, hope it is wherever you are, thanks for looking!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Lili of the Valley James

Isn't he just sooo cute??  As soon as I saw him I had to have him, he is one of the new Christmas stamps at Lili of the Valley.  He is coloured with Promarkers with lashings of Star Dust and Gold Stickles.  The BP is from my stash and I have had it ages so sorry don't know what it is. The sentiment is again Lil of the Valley.

Hope you are having a nice day, its a bit breezy here in Macclesfield but at least the sun is shining after really heavy rain this morning.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

LOTV Challenge 62 - Circles

Crikey!!  I managed to make 2 challenges within a week, I must be on a roll!!  Or it could be due to the fact I have some scrummy new LOTV stamps and I just had to have a play! 

The challenge at Lili of the Valley this week is a nice simple one, CIRCLES and this is my entry.  This image is sooo cute and ideal for a birth or birthday.  Coloured with Promarkers, paper from stash, flowers from Wild Orchid and pearls from The Hobby House.

Thanks for looking, its much appreciated.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Lili of the valley Challenge 61

There is a fabulous sketch by Bev to follow on this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge No 61.  This sweet image is of course Lili of the Valley bird house, coloured with Promarkers with lashings of Stickles Star Dust.  This is my first Christmas card for this year, been a bit slow to get going with my chrissy cards, just don't seem able to find any mojo or inspiration, perhaps this one will be the start of it, we can hope!!

The new LOTV Christmas stamps are so adorable, just couldnt resist them so watch this space, there will be a few more very soon.

Hope the weather is reasonable where you are, at the moment in Macclesfield its lashing down, ah well, nothing else for it but crafting!! 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 16 August 2010

LOTV Wedding

Firstly I will apologise for the rubbish quality of the photos in this post, I never seem to be able to get the lighting right when I photograph my work, do you have this problem and does anyone have any tips for making it easier?

I just adore this LOTV wedding stamp, so easy and quick to colour.  I have used Promarkers for this image with lashings of Star Dust Stickles glue.  The edges and the butterfly have all been distressed with Victorian Velvet DI and stickles again.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the pearls are from The Hobby House.  The background panels are embossed with Cuttlebug Tapestry and Swiss Dots folders.  The depth of the flowers make this card unsuitable for an envelope so I made a matching box following the same theme as the card which I think serves the purpose and makes a nice keepsake. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Baby Boy Christening Card


This is a card made for a friend's grandson's christening day.
The request was for a fairly simple card and I thought this image was perfect for the occasion. Its a Nellie Snellen stamp called 'Koetie' coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from my stash, sentiment done on PC and flower made using medium and small retro punches.

Isn't this weather weird? Never seen such heavy rain, the guttering is cracked at the front of the house and the garden is flooded, all my poor plants are drowned! Have you noticed that whenever a hosepipe ban is introduced the rain arrives? The forecast for the weekend is supposed to drier and warmer, let's hope so!

Have a nice weekend and thanks for looking!
(ps, what do you think of my new look blog??)