Monday, 18 July 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts/Lili Of The Valley - Christmas In July Party!!!

Challenges

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare (121) - Buttons/Bows/Bling/Brads (1st card)
Allsorts (112) - Free & Easy
C.E.S. (45) - Christmas
One Stop Craft (140) - Sketch (2nd Card)
Secret Crafter (143) - Holidays (Christmas)

This is a long post so grab a coffee and make your self comfortable.

It's Party Time!!!

WILD ORCHID CRAFT/ LILI OF THE VALLEY

A week long of inspiration and prizes so stay tuned to the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and the Lili Of The Valley Ideas To Inspire Blog. Each day some of the Wild Orchid Crafts DT, Lili Of The Valley DT and Guest Designers will be showcasing some of the new 'Christmas Cuties' stamp release from Lili Of The Valley and new products from Wild Orchid Crafts!!!


As I am not too keen on traditional Christmas colours I have gone down my favourite pastel route for this card. I thought I would have a go at cutting my own shaker card as well. I have used recycled packaging for the bubble and luckily it fitted the largest circular nestie I have which I used to cut the aperture. I also used the scalloped nestie to cut a very thin frame to go around it. This gorgeous image is called 'Toboggan For Two' and is one of the new LOTV 'Christmas Cuties' being released on 25TH JULY. I have coloured the image with promarkers and glitter. Just for fun I added some snowballs as the 'shaker' part. The seam binding ribbon has been tied in a bow with a button snowflake and gem attached to the bow. (Top Tip: If your bow will not lay flat run it through your die cut machine between the plates) Naturally, I found this out by accident, don't ask!!! Finally I added some flowers and punched leaves. The flowers have snowflake brad centres with gems added and all covered in glitter.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Paper - Daisy & Dandelion
Seam Binding - WOC
Snowballs - Paper Cellar
Flowers/Brads/Gems/Snowflake Button - Stash
Bubble - Recycled Packaging

Well, I couldn't leave the traditional colours out now could I? As you can see the image has taken on quite a different look now. Again I have coloured it with promarkers and glitter and layered it with nesties. For this card I have followed the great sketch and made it into an easel card. Both panels have been made with layers of plain and border punched card. I have attached some organza ribbon and then added punched snowflakes with star gems in the centres. The lower panel has a bow attached to which I added a stamped sentiment. Both the image and the sentiment has had the edges distressed and glittered. Finally I placed a large die-cut snowflake to the corner and added a mix of flowers, berries and punched leaves. I then went over the flowers with some glitter glue which you can't see very well, but believe me it has really set the flowers off very well.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV
Paper - Forever Friends
Ribbon/Flowers - WOC
Gems - Stash

BLOG CANDY

NOW CLOSED

I am giving away the stamp I have used for my cards so to be in with a chance just leave me a comment below. I will make the draw on 24th July. (All comments on the Christmas In July post below will also be included)


Sorry for such a long post but I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards and been inspired. Thanks for looking.
Now it's your turn to join in the party!

79 comments:

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Pretty cards! Really love the snowball shaker! Such a cute idea!

Tanya said...

Oh these are beautiful! Love the shaker card, I really must try one. As much as I love traditional Christmas colors, I also love pastels too!

sandra(misty) said...

Fantastic card love the shaker card what a great idea

Jill said...

I love both your cards!
The shaker one is fab with lovely colours and the last one is just wonderful!
Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Jill

Nathalie said...

Très jolies cartes que vous nous présentez-là, j'aime beaucoup!!!

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards, fab image. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Suzi said...

Two beautiful Christmas cards, Loving the shaker card and it's so nice to see the same image in different colour combos. Gorgeous creations.
Hugs
Suzi x

CraftinGranny said...

Never apologize for a long posts when it contains such beautiful creations and details. Thanks so much for showing nontraditional and traditional cards. It shows the versatility of the stamp possibilities. Beautiful cards, embellies, and an adorable must have image. "Hugs" Carol

Jude said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. I love the fact that you haven't just gone for traditional colours. Great post!

Jx

thecraftycavalier said...

Absolutely love the cards! The shaker card is gorgeous (my shaker cards always seem to spring a leak!)
Great inspiration. Thank you. Jayne x

Patti C said...

Beautiful work! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing with us.

Patti C

Patti C said...

Beautiful work! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing with us.

Patti C

Frea said...

Hi Christine, wow I love this new stamp, it's so adorable. Your cards are gorgeous, especially the pink one, but then I'm like Bev, I think pink LOL!! Hugs, Frea

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous holiday themed creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter this week.
Hugs Kate xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi, what pretty cards, love the recycling item, it's a wonder what you can save to use later. The image is wonderfully coloured, fabby! Ruby x

Anonymous said...

I have indeed enjoyed looking at your cards which are just beautiful - in both traditional and modern colourways. LOTV stamps are a real must have and these new Christmas stamps are no exception.

Alice

fionalawlor said...

Oh wow! Your cards are stunning, I love the pink one, cos I love anything pink but I also love the more traditional one,the new stamp is soo cute :)
Fiona L x

Penny said...

Both cards are darling--and so different! I love that you can use color to totally change the "feel" of your cards! Great job!

Hugs,
Penny

Sharon Peele said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!! Love the shaker you made and your coloring is awesome!! this stamp image is wonderful!!

troy said...

gorgeous cards, love the shaker card,such pretty colours and clever way of re-using packaging..

the LOTV image is another winner and looks fantastic in both colourways that you've used.

have a lovely week

hugs Troy xx

theCook said...

I just love the second card. Sooo Christmassy!

Susan Armitage said...

love your cards

Susan

Berit said...

Beautiful cards! I really like the shaker card:)

Berit

Hulda M said...

Beautiful cards and I agree with all the others that say that they like your shaker card :)

LaJanette said...

What adorable cards; like them both in traditional and non-traditional colors. I would love to make home to this stamp :0)

Aunty Sue said...

no apoligy for long posts of information and beautiful cards

Tracy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the contrast of the two different color schemes and that shaker card is so fun. :-)

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Ya Sweetie! Your shaker card is wicked adorable. I LOVE the little snowballs that are inside.
Hugs Bonnie

Amanda R said...

Love them both and nice to see such different colorways used. Great idea with the shaker card too!

krussellstudio said...

Really love the card. Great job!

Sue said...

Aww love the image - it's SO sweet! Beautifully coloured on both and love the snow and glitter on first card. Gorgeous papers, ribbon and flowers on both! Two stunning cards!!

Hugs Sue xx

LINDA W. said...

Great cards love both in the different colors great coloring.
hugs from Texas Linda

Melissa M said...

I love the colors on your shaker card card but that flower cluster on the more traditional card is wonderful! And another sweet image from the new LOTV set! Can't wait to see them all.

Heidi said...

The colors are beautiful,just beautiful images again.

Maryann said...

Wauw both cards are sooo gorgeous. I really love the pink one, but also really like the more traditional one as well. You´ve done such an awesome job on both. Stunning work.

claire-bears-cards said...

Oh how beautiful- I love the colors! x

Curlybear said...

OMGosh such wonderful creations I love the LOTV images and the colour themes,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 143 Holidays I hope you join us again next week,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.
SCSC DT

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas cards you made. Love them both very nice. Find the first lot of fun with snowballs as a shaker and the color is something different than the Christmas colors. Nicely done so.
Thanks for the chance on this beautiful Christmas stamp.

Greetings Astrid.

Lorraine said...

Oh both your cards are really lovely, the image is really sweet. xx

Lisa said...

Hi Christine, Beautiful cards! Such an adorable image which looks gorgeous in traditional and non-traditional colours.

Lisa x

Uta said...

Your card is so wonderful and the image is so cute.

Hugs, Uta

AJECreativity said...

Oh these designs just get better and better, you are all spoiling us sooo much and we love it.....Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ..who could not be charmed by Lili of the Valley xxxx Amanda

Аня said...

Awesome card!!! Great colors, so Christmas! Thanx for the chance to win!

alethea said...

Love this image and it looks great in both traditional and non traditional colours!! Awesome colouring!! hugsxx

Elaina said...

What cute cards, I love the shaker card idea ant the colour combination is so pretty.

Julye said...

Stunning card and gorgeous image ,it's going to be so hard to decide which to spend and stay within budget, can see me going over by a long way.

Lillian Child said...

It always amazes me when I change up colors or patterns using the same stamp and get such diverse results. These cards are BOTH absolutely stunning!

Angela said...

Your cards are so fantastic and the images you've used are so cute.I love all the new images.
Many thanks for the chance to win and many greetins
Angela

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous and beautiful
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Karina said...

Oh my... I love those sweet new Christmas images. The card you made with this lovely image is fabulous.
Hugs, Karina

Kim. said...

These are both really pretty cards, loving the new images and I love to see the difference of both traditional with non traditional too.
Kim xXx

bastel_fee said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the image.

Hugs,
bastel_fee

CaroleD said...

I love how you have shown how different a stamp can look in different colourways. i m abit of a red and green fan but very much liking your pink and blue too.

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Super comparison I like both so much !! Thanks for the tips too ! So inspired Thanks Kitty ;0)

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous cards, i,m loving the new Christmas images.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such gorgeous cards! I love the pom poms in the shaker card. Very cute!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

scrappinpeg said...

Wow both your cards are so lovely. I love the new Christmas images

lisbeth said...

Love your card, and the new stamps are so cute. Love it and cant wait to get some

Burbulex said...

Your card is so wonderful!!! I love the colours and the stamped image ;-)

Jani said...

wonderful cards!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Holidays" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Dot said...

Wonderful Christmas cads you shows us. Those new LOTV images are so cute.
Thank you for joining our challenge at DDCC this week. And good luck.
Dorte,x

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love these new LOTV Christmas stamps.
Pauline
x

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

thanks for giving us this chance, love to take a chance for this!

Shirley N said...

Your image is so adorable--your cards are beautiful!!!

Julie said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

SannaS said...

beautiful card!!! gorgeous!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Helen said...

Fabulous 'holiday' card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Becky Dunham said...

Both of these cards are just gorgeous! i can't decide if I like the pastel or the traditional better - i think I love them both! Absolutely stunning!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Annelies said...

Hi Christine, both your cards look fabulous! The new stamps are really great! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 gorgeous cards. Just love the shaker one - really beautiful.
Thanks for joining our 'christmas' challenge at CES.
Caroline xxx

Marion said...

Two fabulous cards and what a difference a colour change can make to the same image. Colouring is wonderful and I must say I love the pastel shades.
hugs
Marion

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i just love the image. Thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts this week. luv gina xx

Zora said...

They are beautyful, you have a touch for colour

Vaktmästarn said...

So beautiful and perfectly Christmassy card!
Outi xxx
http://pappersgalen.blogspot.com/

scotspanda said...

awww what an adorable image, your pink xmas card is stunning!!

thankyou so much for being free n easy with us this week at Allsorts

hugs

Amanda xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Christine,
These look totally gorgeous. I'm a sucker for anything Christmassy, so I think both colour ways are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful.Loving these new stamps.Beautiful colours used and embellishments.Thank you for the chance to win.Debbie Johns x

Teresa said...

OH wow! This is just stunning! hugs Teresa xx