Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Lili of the Valley sneak peek

Phew, I’m home from Ally Pally, and what a marathon that was!!!  I arrived there on Saturday morning with a stinking migraine – not a good start to the weekend I can tell you.  Then, I left Ally Pally just after 4 on Sunday afternoon and got home just before 1 am on Monday morning.  There was engineering works on the rail lines which caused utter chaos, at one stage we were so delayed (train change number 3) it was touch on go whether I was going to catch the East Coast train home.  I have never been so pleased to see my hubby as I was when he got to the station, he was delayed as the back brakes seized on the car so he had to leave the car where it was (luckily he hadn’t gone too far) and dash back home for my car to come and fetch me.  It’s not very nice standing at the railway station on your own in the middle of the night I can tell you – what a wuss I am.  I won’t be doing that again!!   But it was wonderful to see all my lovely friends and all the wonderful ladies that took the time to stop by and say hello and have a quick natter.  And Jacqui, thank you sweetie for being you xxxx.  And Rach surprised us with a visit too – it was so fab to see you again honey.

Okay, so enough about my travel tribulations lol (if you’re still with me and not bored witless), how cute is this little bear!  She is one of the new releases from Lili of the Valley that go on sale on Wednesday 21st April.  The stamp I have used is called Window Box.

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I got this stamp at Ally Pally on the weekend and had time to make a quick card yesterday.  At first I thought this might be a bit fiddly to colour – not so.  I coloured it with distress inks and Twinkling H2O’s and added some stickles to the flowers and also around the image the the papers (these are from the Papermania Rose Garden pad).

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The cherry blossoms and the gorgeous lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I used the sketch on Sketch and Stash challenge and am also entering this card in The Pink Elephant challenge which is 1 image, 2 die cuts and 3 flowers,  and Totally Gorjuss which is texture.

Thanks for stopping by,

54 comments:

  1. Oh Bev! This card is just cute!
    Love this sweet Teddy and the papers.
    Details and design are fabulous as usual.

    Hugs,
    Marina

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  2. oh Bev it sounds like your homeward journey was a right nightmare, and i would have hated to have been stood on a railway platform on my own in the middle of the night either... i am so glad that you got home safe and sound... it was lovely to see you Saturday, i am so glad that we decided to come to Ally Pally in the end...
    I adore your card that you have made honey, so beautifully coloured, with wonderful details...
    hugs Rach xx

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  3. Such a wonderful card. The colours are just great! Great work!
    xMarie

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  4. Such a pretty card Bev, and a gorgeous image (another bear I think I NEED!!)
    Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  5. Hi Bev, the card is beautiful!-definitly worth going to Ally Pally, even though you had a bad journey back!!
    Love Vicky xx

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  6. this card is beautiful bev

    hugs from arina( holland)

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  7. Wonderful card, the image is so cute, the colors are beautiful

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  8. Oh my goodness Bev what an awful journey home. I can really sympathise with you not nice on that station on your own. So glad you got home ok there is no where like home!
    Love your adorable card!
    Such a cute image and your paper is so pretty!
    hugs
    kim x

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  9. Fabulous card Bev, That image is just so sweet and gorgeous colouring. Nightmare journey, glad you got home safely.
    Marion

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  10. Bev this is gorgeous as always and I am so glad that you got home safely, what a nightmare, I would have been scared silly, you must be shattered. Take care. hugs Jo x

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  11. Oh Bev this is adorable. Love that image. A winner once again!

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  12. Gorgeous card, what a sweet image! Sorry to hear about your journey home, not one to be repeated in a hurry x

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  13. Hi Bev the card is beautiful a real cutie.Im surprised you managed to do any cards with that journey home and so late back too,you must have been cream crackered to say the least.I agree with the other ladies i too would not of liked being stuck there on my own either.Glad your ok.
    Kelly.

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  14. This is so cute Bev love the image and how youve displayed it.And love those flowers. Can sympathise with the Migraine I used to suffer terribly but good news they become much less frequent as you get older.
    Myrax

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  15. Sorry for the damp patch on your blog page hun, that'll be me drooling over that stamp! Your card is utterly beautiful. So glad to hear you had a great time at AllyP. Hugs, Sxx

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  16. Lovely! Beautiful papers too!
    Hugs,
    Karen.

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  17. Wat een schitterend kaartje

    gr hetty

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  18. Oh Bev,how cute is this.
    Lovely.
    Hugs Heidy

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  19. Hi Bev ,me again,what a adventure,glad that your safe and home atlast.
    Hugs Heidy

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  20. Hoi Bev,
    what a beautiful card this is
    love the colors and paper
    hugs andrea

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  21. This is gorgeous, love the DP and colours wow and those flowers! And the image is adorable!
    hugs
    Sue x

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  22. I adore LOTV, and I love how you've coloured this one, it's so adorable. Great layout and finishing touches.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  23. wow bev sounds like ou were glad to get home , i think you must have been very brave to stand there at that time in morning :) .
    your card is amazing hun, such a sweet image huggs jo x

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  24. Beautiful card Bev,i love your image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  25. Hi Bev,
    What a horrid journey it sounds. Roll on Transporter Technology - "Beam me up Scotty" - travel would be a dawdle then.
    Your card is gorgeous. I love the colours, paper and ribbon and that image is adorable.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  26. Hi Bev, I loved your humorous detail about your train journey; although it wasn't fun for you - it was delightful to know that in other countries, travel is a bit sticky as well and oh how frustrating! Don't blame you for not wanting to be on the waiting station at night! But your trip sounded lovely. Your cards are always a delight to see; the wonderful embellies you use - just grand! ;)

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  27. suuuuchh a pretty card Bev! love love love the colours!

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  28. Yes Bev, great card. Loved the colours too.
    Hugs Astrid

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  29. Oh what a rotten end to the weekend, glad you got home safe.
    It was lovely to see you again.
    Adorable card, its so cute, I couldn't resist the boy bears.
    luv
    Debby

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  30. Lovely card. Love the colours and the image is gorgeous. Shame your trip home was so awful but I bet you had a brilliant weekend
    Hugs
    Suzanne x

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  31. this is en Gorgeous card, and what a sweet image
    I like the papers
    Hugs Tineke

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  32. This is a gorgeous card Bev, really nice!!
    hugs, Elly

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  33. Preciosa, los colores que eliges siempre son tan brillantes y armoniosos que me encanta. Esta combinacion y el sello son adorables.
    Bss

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  34. Bev your card is just sooo pretty, do so like the glitter on the flowers. I would also have been so nervous waiting at a lonely station. Rosie x

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  35. Adorable Bev, love the color combo and the beautiful flowers, lovely as always!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  36. Cute card Bev - that LOTV image is just darling and you've coloured it beautifully! So glad you had a good time at AP and not so glad to hear of your nightmare trip home - however happy to hear that you got home safe & sound! Hope your migraine is feeling better now too!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  37. Hi Bev
    poor you with that journey back home. Wish I had known you were at Ally Pally. I was there too. Were you on The Hobby House stand wearing some type of uniform?And do you have a northern accent?If yes to both of those I think I did see you but not to speak to. If not then that was obviously someone else!!!
    LOve Sarah XXX

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  38. Me again. I forgot to say lovely card!!!
    Love sarah XXX

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  39. Ohhhh Bev, this is sooo sweet and beautiful!!!!
    Lovely details and cute image.
    Hugs Trudy

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  40. Hi Bev


    what a gorgeous card...i bought loads of them at Ally pally...plus ...plus..it was so good to meet you ...
    hugs sylvie xxxx

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  41. Fabulous card once again. As ever detailing is gorgeous.
    What a nightmare getting home - so glad you got home safely ..
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  42. Oh Bev it sounds as though you had an awful time travelling home, I hope you had some company part of the way, and you are no wuss, I would have hated travelling on my own anyway.
    I love your card its gorgeous another fabulous LOV image and youve created a stunning card with it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  43. Such a wonderful card!!! The colours are just great!

    -hugs-

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  44. Gorgeous card, Bev! I love the flowers.
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  45. Such a cute stamp, Bev. Gorgeous, gorgeous card- lovely papers and colours are so fresh and vibrant. Pleased you arrived home safe and sound.

    Alice (beemer)

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  46. Another stunner Bev! Super sweet image, love those papers and flowers and the lace finishes it off just perfect.
    Kelly.x

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  47. So Pretty that image is super cute and the paper is fab
    Hugs Susie xx

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  48. Oh my Bev I know the feeling stuck at a station waiting they can be scary and I was only 5 mins away from home Gorgous card I love it hugs Toni xx

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  49. so glad you eventually got home safely! beautiful card, such a gorgeous image and so love those papers! hugs debx

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  50. Oh such an adorable card Bev. Love the cute image you've used and the colours also.

    Hugs Jannie

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  51. Love that little bear and paper. So sweet and pretty.

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  52. Hello Bev, this is a perfect card. Adorable. Gorgeous colors and image. I really love ti!!
    Hugs
    Lena

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  53. lovely postcard. I wish I could ever learn to do the same.

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Bev x

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