Thursday, 28 April 2011

LOTV (95) - Love Is In The Air

Challenges

Lilli Of The Valley (95) - Love Is In The Air
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop (56) - Anything Goes
M.A.W.T.T. (96) - Anything Goes

It's Thursday again which means another challenge at Lili Of The Valley and this week we are celebrating the Royal Wedding so we want to see your 'Love Is In The Air' projects and cards. We are again being sponsored by Lisa & Laila who have kindly donated a £10.00 voucher to spend in the LOTV Online Shop. Don't forget, to be eligble for the prize you must use an LOTV image on your project. The DT have created some beautiful cards so why not pop on over to the blog and have a look.

Today I have made a little easel card. First I covered both parts of the base card with DP. Next I stamped and coloured the image with promarkers and cut and layered with my nesties and attached with foam pads. Having punched out a couple of lattice hearts, I then stamped and coloured the circular sentiment (which is from the new LOTV Additions range) and attached with foam pads, making sure the hearts were behind the sentiment.

Another sentiment was stamped, layered and attached to the bottom of the base card. Finally I punched some butterflies from some glittered handmade paper and attached these in a staggered fashion adding gems to their bodies giving the illusion of flight. A couple of punched butterflies added to the main image finishes the card. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Image/Circular Sentiment Stamps - LOTV
Sentiment Stamp - The Stamp Barn
Papers - Papermania
Gems - Stash

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Elf Tilda

Challenges

Magical Monday (20) - Monochromatic
Whoopsi Daisy - Fairies
Delightful Challenge - Paper Piecing/Piercing
Just Magnolia (103) - Sketch
Totally Tilda (21) - Paper Piecing

Oops! I can see a stray gem... Maybe the glue hadn't quite dried before I shoved the card in the scanner. Too tired to scan it again so will just make sure the gem is glued back on before going to bed.

I followed the great sketch using these gorgeous papers and added some punched photo corners. Tilda has been coloured with promarkers and glitter. Not only have I paper pieced her dress but I have also 3D'd her. The flowers and leaves have been punched with gems added to the centres. A few more gems and a peel-off greeting finishes the card. Thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Magnolia
Papers - Forever Friends
Gems/Peel-Off - Stash

Monday, 25 April 2011

White Wedding

Challenges

A Gem Of A Challenge (19) - Pearls & Swirls
A Passion For Promarkers (96) - White On White
Fab 'N' Funky (69) - Wedding
Simon Says - Emboss It
Stampin For The Weekend (8) - Wedding
Totally Papercrafts (63) - Weddings
Stamptacular (108) - Pile It On
Stamp With Fun (108) - Sketch

HOORAY! DONE IT AT LAST!

You won't believe how many times I have tried to do a 'white on white' card only for them all to end up in the bin. I just couldn't seem to get them to look right at all. At last I think I have managed to do one that looks ok.

I started with a plain base card and then added a 'swiss dot' embossed layer followed by a 'swirl' layer. Next came three layers of punched heart borders. The image was coloured with promarkers and cut with a lacey nestie and popped on top. The sentiment came next and this was stamped and layered twice with some pearls added to the corners. There are several layers of punched leaves and flowers with roses added to the larger flowers and pearls added to the smaller flowers. I hope you like this as much as I do, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Papermania
Roses/Pearls - Stash

April Showers

Challenges

Whiff Of Joy (102) - 3 Buttons/2 Papers/1 Ribbon
Ooh La La (78) - Aqua/Bling/Sentiment
Creative Card Crew - Recycle Something (Gems From Bought Card)
Stamp Something - Flowers/Buttons/Sparkle
Allsorts (100) - April Showers
Sunday Sketch & Stamp (52) - Sketch

I coloured this image
with promarkers a couple of weeks ago and didn't get around to using it until now. I just love the way the aqua, pink and white go together don't you? Having coloured the image I then distressed and glittered the edges and added glitter to the 'rain'. I also distressed and glittered the pink layer behind the image. The circular sentiment stamp is one of the new LOTV 'Additions' stamps available here. These are great as you can add different words in the centres for different occassions. The ribbon slider has been made using a punch I bought years ago and was sadly neglected at the back of a drawer. I hope you like this one, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Whiff Of Joy/LOTV
Papers - Funky Fairys
Gems - Recycled From Bought Card
Ribbon/Buttons/Roses - Stash

Sweet Tilda

Challenges

Truly Scrumptious (55) - Vintage
Colour Create (69) - Pink/Blue/Brown
One Stop Craft (128) - Chocolate
Secret Crafter (131) - Pink/Cream/Brown
Cupcake Craft (138) - Fluffy Bunnies (Flowersoft)
Sketch & Stash (60) - Free Choice Sketch (20) (Neglected Gold Leaves)
Wild Orchid (22) - White/2 Other Colours (Pink/Brown)/Roses

I have tried to create a 'vintage' feel to this twisted easel card although I'm not very good at the vintagy thing. The image is coloured with promarkers and chalks and a bit of glitter glue on the dress. The butterfly border was made using a friend's punch and I have added little punched flowers to it and more glitter glue. For the flower spray in the corner I have used some neglected gold leaves (with spiralled wires), punched leaves, roses (dipped in pink glitter) and handmade flowersoft flower spikes. A circular sentiment and even more glitter glue added to the design paper finishes the card. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Magnolia/LOTV
Paper - Docrafts
Roses - Wild Orchid Craft
Gold Leaves - Stash

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Creative Inspirations (58) - Digi Day

Challenges

Creative Inspirations DT (58) - Digi Day
Stamp With Fun (107) - Birthday
ABC - S is for Sparkle
C.R.A.F.T. (99) - Flowers
Digi Doodle (55) - Glitter & Glitz
Our Creative Corner - Easel Cards
C.E.S. (33) - Spring Colours/Images

Time for another great challenge at Creative Inspiration and this time it's 'Digi Day' so we want to see what you do with all your digital stamps and papers etc. We are kindly being sponsored this time by The Stamping Boutique who have donated a great prize.

I decided to do an easel card to fit an A5 envelope so needed to keep my image quite large. I just love this digi from The Stamping Boutique, she is called 'Hidden'. I have coloured her with promarkers and brushed on some glitter glue for sparkle. All the flowers have been sprayed with pearl Glimmer Mist to give them sparkle too. Hope you like this one, thanks for lookings.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - The Stamping Boutique
Sentiment Stamps - LOTV/Inca stamps
Digi Paper - Pink Petticoat
Flowers/Gems - Stash

Thursday, 21 April 2011

LOTV (94) - Easter

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (94) - Easter
Stampin For The Weekend (7) - Easter
Daring Cardmakers - Spring/Easter
Totally Papercrafts (62) - Springtime
Cupcake Craft (137) - Lots Of Layers
Whoopsi Daisy - Free & Easy
A Spoonful Of Sugar (148) - Let's Celebrate
Digital Tuesday (107) - Pretty Punches
Crafty Creations (115) - 1 Technique (stamping)/2 Embellishments (all in two's)/3 Patterned Papers (dots, spots & stripes)
I Love Promarkers (62) - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday (161) - No Text
Paperplay (16) - Easter Time
The Rainbow Lady (149) - Sweet Treats For Easter (Easter Eggs)

It's Thursday again which means another challenge at Lili Of The Valley and this week we want to see your 'Easter' projects and cards. We are again being sponsored by Lisa & Laila who have kindly donated a £10.00 voucher to spend in the LOTV Online Shop. Don't forget, to be eligble for the prize you have to use an LOTV image on your project. The DT have created some beautiful cards so why not pop on over to the blog and have a look.

For my Easter card I have used 'Bunny and Chicks' and coloured it with promarkers as usual. I have added two punched lattice hearts, two chipboard Easter eggs and four paper flowers with gem centres to the card to embellish it. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Digi Papers - Pink Petticoat
Chipboard Eggs - Magazine Freebie
Flowers/Gems - Stash

Thursday, 14 April 2011

LOTV (93) - Happy Birthday

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (93) - Happy Birthday
Allsorts (98) - Anything But A Square
Papertake - Truly Dimensional
Digital Tuesday (106) - Little Women
Dutch Dare (108) - Fancy Folds
M.A.W.T.T. (94) - Chocolate (Colour)

It's Thursday again which means another challenge at Lili Of The Valley and this week we want to see your 'Happy Birthday' cards. This time we are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl who have kindly donated some of their fantastic ribbons for one lucky winner. Don't forget though, to be eligble for the prize you have to use an LOTV image on your project. The DT have created some beautiful cards so why not pop on over to the blog and have a look.

Apologies for bad photo, don't know what went wrong with the colour, this is the best of a bad bunch.

This is the step card I made for my sister's birthday. The base card is chocolate brown with chocolate gingham paper added. She loves the Autumn colours so I coloured 'Rosie Posy' accordingly with promarkers. I punched some leaves and flowers and added her favourite colour roses to the centres. A bit of card candy finishes this simple card, hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Digi Paper - Pink Petticoat
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Roses - Stash

Monday, 11 April 2011

In Her Easter Bonnet.....

Challenges

Creative Inspirations DT (57) - Easter
Digital Tuesday (105) - Easter
I Love Promarkers (60) - Easter
Dutch Dare (107) - Spring Has Sprung
Pollycraft (88) - Easter

Sorry for the late posting again, still not enough energy to stay awake long. Anyway, enough of that. Here is my card for the Creative Inspiration Challenge where this time we want to see all your wonderful Easter projects. Our great sponsors this time are Simon Says Stamps and Whiff Of Joy Stamps who are kindly donating some fantastic prizes for one lucky winner. The rest of the DT have made some gorgeous cards and projects so don't forget to pop along to their blogs to see them.

Whenever I think of Easter I not only think of all those lovely chocolate eggs but I also think of Easter Bonnets which is why I have used this lovely image on my card. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and tried to give it a slightly vintagy look.

The sentiment stamp is one of the new LOTV Additions stamps that are being released at LOTV on Thursday 14th April (not long now). These are great as you can alter the middle bit with various other words to make different messages, how cool is that?

I like the soft look of this one and hope you do too, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Whiff Of Joy/LOTV
Digi Papers - Pink Petticoat
Pearls - Stash

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Destiny's Moon

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (92) - Peach/Green
Mami Doodles (23) - Punch or Die Cut (Flowers/Leaves/Ribbon Slider)
Allsorts (97) - Bloomin Blossoms
One Stop Craft (125) - Spots & Dots
Our Creative Corner - Girly/Handmade Flower/Ribbon/Bling
A Spoonful Of Sugar (146) - Texture (Ribbon/Embossing)
Papertake - Anything Goes
ABC - R is for Ribbon
Simon Says - Spring Colours

It's Thursday again which means another challenge at Lili Of The Valley and this week we want to see your 'Spring' projects and cards. This time we are being sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts who have kindly donated some of their fantastic flowers and lace for one lucky winner. Don't forget though, to be eligble for the prize you have to use an LOTV image on your project. The DT have created some beautiful cards so why not pop on over to the blog and have a look.

The image I have used for this card is called 'Destiny's Moon' and I have coloured it with Promarkers and added glitter to the wings and ball. After layering it very simply I embossed and cut the edge of the card adding some of the paper behind it. The flowers and ribbon slider have been punched and embossed from gold mirri and pearl card and I have added green gem stars to the centres of the flowers. An organza ribbon and bow finishes the card. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Paper - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon/Gems - Stash

Monday, 4 April 2011

Spring Bunny

OOPS! So sorry I forgot to post my DT card on Thursday, I have been that exhausted I clean forgot all about it. All I seem to be doing at the moment is working and sleeping even my mojo has done a runner!!!

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (91) - Spring
A Spoonful Of Sugar (145) - Easter
Crafty Creations (112) - Bunnies
Delightful Challenge - Flowers

It's Thursday again which means another challenge at Lili Of The Valley and this week we want to see your 'Spring' projects and cards. We are again being sponsored by Lisa & Laila who have kindly donated a £10.00 voucher to spend in the LOTV Online Shop. Don't forget, to be eligble for the prize you have to use an LOTV image on your project. The DT have created some beautiful cards so why not pop on over to the blog and have a look.

I have coloured my image with Promarkers and cut and layered it using my Nesties. I then arranged some flowers and leaves around the edge. Adding some card candy finished it off. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Papers - Magazine freebies
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Flowers/Leaves - Stash