Monday, 16 August 2010

Lili of the Valley

Oh dear, I realised after I had made this card that I have already used this image so it certainly ain’t a sneak peek lol.  But I do love little James so don’t mine using him twice in a week.  Don’t forget the new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps go on sale on the 19th, so not long to wait now.  I will try and get a couple more done this week although I am struggling just now with having to do Tony’s share of jobs around the house as well as mine with him being poorly.  I cut the grass today – first time ever (I have been incredibly spoiled by my hubby over the years and have never had to lift a finger – now it’s payback time and boy I didn’t realise just how much I took him for granted xxx)

So back to my card, I picked up these new Papermania A Silent Night papers last week and love the vintage feel to them.

lotv-james-with-presents

I inked up the edges of the papers with Versamark then dunked them in some gold embossing powder then heat embossed.  The gold is much shinier IRL.  Love the effect this gives.

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The sentiment is from a Kelly Panacci set – how perfect for the image lol.  I have coloured the image with Copics and Prisma pencils:
Fur: E53, E551, E50 and brown Prisma pencil
Hat, Presents: R59, R46, R22 and Tuscan Red Prisma Pencil, G85, G82, G40 and black Prisma pencil.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I used gardenias and 15mm roses.  I broke my MS branch punch the other week and was gutted as I had heard it had been discontinued.  Well,  I got me a new one this week, Dies to Die For have them in stock woohoo.  I was well pleased lol.

Have a good week!

Thanks for stopping by,

 

74 comments:

  1. gorgeous card Bev, i cant wait till i can get my hands on these stamps, i love your embossing effect. karen

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  2. Love it Bev,He`s so cute.I love the effect the EP has made to the edges,i thought at first you had ripped the DP,it looks fab.Good luck for tomorrow,don`t do your self an injury doing all the extra jobs.We don`t won`t you poorly too!

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  3. Gorgeous card Bev fab colours
    Anne xx

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  4. Aww.. cute card
    Love the colors :)

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  5. A beautiful card and the stamp is very cute :-)

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  6. Hi Bev This is beautiful, he is so cute and I love the sentiment.
    Hugs Maxine

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  7. Just lovely Bev. glad you managed to replace your MS punch. Yep we tend to take our other half forgranted and we shouldnt Hope hubby gets on OK tomorrow with some helpful news.
    Myrax

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  8. what a beauty Bev love the gold outside from its thing it a idee by by tanja

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  9. Gorgeous card, love the gold embossing (must try that!), the image is adorable.

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  10. Hi Bev, Gorgeous card! I love the cute image and Silent Night papers. Think they are my fav Christmas papers this year.

    I certainly don't mind seeing this little cutie again. He is defnitely going to fall in my basket when the new stamps are released because I adore bears!

    Lisa x

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  11. Oh Bev wonderful card and adorable bear.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Hiya my sweet friend, totally fell in love with this cute little bear from LOTV...so adorable..wow...THanks for sharing your fabulous card Bev...Hugs Terry xxxx

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  13. Beautiful card Bev. Love the border punch...must get that one!

    Jan R x

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  14. Hi Bev,
    This is gorgeous. I love the colours and the image is fantastic. Brilliant work.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  15. C'est une superbe carte!!

    Djam de France

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  16. Hi Bev
    this is sooo sweet love it ....hope your hubby is getting better
    Hugs
    sylvie

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  17. Hi Bev
    lovely card, I am going to have to buy this cutie bear lol. Hope things go well for Tony tomorrow, I will keep everything crossed for you both.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  18. Adorable image, coloured beautifully, and brill card x .. hehe on you mowing the lawn for first time, now THAT I would loved to have seen . :)

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  19. Gorgeous card, isn't he a sweetie!
    I know what you mean about how much hubbies do, I really am spoilt, it's lovely. Hope you have a good outcome with tomorrows visit:) xx

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  20. Hi Bev
    Totally gorgeous card! Adore this little bear, fabulous papers too, will have to get these!
    Love the beautiful flowers, such a lush colour.
    The two of you take care now :)
    Kelly.x

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  21. Hi Bev...I love your work!! It so much fun to follow your blog...and look forward to your new posts for inspiration. This little card is no exception. Your design is lovely...coloring is gorgeous...and the DPs are just perfect!!! Pat Frank

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  22. It's great to see James the bear again, Bev! He's appearing on another lovely card!
    Diane x

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  23. This is gorgeous, love the paper.



    gr.Helga

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  24. Great card, love the 'peeking' stamp !
    Have a great day,
    greetings, Martina

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  25. wouuuuuuuuuu, die is weer prachtig Bev
    Liefs Anneke

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  26. Hi Bev, wow fabulous and beautiful card, these new stamps are bound to be a great hit as they are stunning as is your card. Its really annoying that these punches back up after awhile as they are so important for our embellishments. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  27. Stunning and I love how you did the gold!

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  28. This is so fab! Thanks for sharing this inspirational card, I just love it!

    Hugs Ida

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  29. Oh how cute is this little guy?? I love the vintagie colors....and you have colored this perfectly.
    Take care hun!
    xxxxx
    Lisa

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  30. this is so pretty...gorgeous stamp!!

    fi
    x

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  31. Gorgeous card Bev.He is so cute.
    Sue

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  32. beautiful christmas card bev i lvoe the stamp and the papers are great
    hugs Lia

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  33. Oh, such a sweet card. The papers have fabulous vintage(y) feel to them. Fantastic!
    Hugs,
    Michaela

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  34. This is beautiful, Bev! Love that bear! I hope your husband is having a good day!

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  35. this is a gorgeous card He`s so cute and i love the gold embossing
    Hugs Tineke

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  36. hope things return back to normal soon in your house - I know the feeling about being spoiled - I keep saying that is why I have 2 big sons .... take care .... and the card is gorgeous!
    Sandra

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  37. Hi Bev A lovely image so well coloured as per, but with the papers so different it is brill just love it, take care of each other hope Tony will be fine and back to mowing the lawn.as if this is so important take care of yourself as well, Doris

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  38. What a darling card and so beautifully colored. Love it.

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  39. What a beautiful Christmas card..I love that image :)

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  40. So cute, Bev! I love that little bear.

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  41. Bev you just make the most gorgeous cards--I love this image and your coloring!!!

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  42. Adorable!! What a wonderful card!

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  43. Gorgeous card Bev and love the design and the details, the colouring is beautiful.Will be thinking of you tomorrow.
    Hugs Linda

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  44. Gorgeous colours on this ccard and what a sweet image. I am loving these teddies. That gold effect is fantastic. Thanks goodness you got a new punch, couldn't do without mine. Marianne x

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  45. This is gorgeous Bev. Love that bear! DP is lovely and I love the embossing.

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  46. Gorgeous card.I love the rich colours you`ve used Bev.
    Hope hubby has some good news
    Take care.

    Love Sian xx

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  47. Gorgeous card, Bev, I love these papers too and love your embossed edging- must try that again- did it once and forgot about it. I hope your husband is feeling a little bit better and I'll be thinking of you both tomorrow.
    Alice (beemer)

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  48. Hi Bev~~I think we all sometimes take our spouses for granted--I am spoiled too :)
    Love the card esp the gold embossing idea~~I gonna have to try this--Love It!!!
    Wishes for hubby to feel better.
    Blessings

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  49. I just love this card and the image....well...I sure hope I am able to get him when the new stamps come out! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!! Bev

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  50. OMGoodness you always amaze me
    Hugs Linda W.

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  51. Oh Bev, what an adorable card. I love the image and the colors are just fabulous. I wish I could find a US source for papermania papers.

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  52. Well, I certainly don't mind seeing him again, adorable! Your card is fabulous!

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  53. Beautiful card, so sweet and pretty
    hugs Mandy xx

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  54. So beautiful card Bev,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  55. what a rich coloured card ~just adorable bev!
    vanessa xx

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  56. Gorgeous card with a really warm winter feel to it, love those papers will have to get some of those.
    Kim xXx

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  57. just adorable ! I love these little stamps :)

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  58. too cute, I especially like the gold embossing around the edges!

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  59. Wow, another card with fantastic colors. Just love it!

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  60. Hi Bev,
    This is a great card. I love the papers and colours and that image is just fabulous.
    Hugs Trudy

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  61. Fabulous! Love the gold embossed edges.
    God bless!

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  62. Love the papers, the colors, the flowers and all the other details but that bear is a real show stopper. He is adorable and you colored him perfectly.
    Blessings Bernie

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  63. Isn't he just the sweetest! I love my LOTV Bear stamps, I think this one needs to come and live with me too! Gorgeous Bev ♥

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  64. Gorgeous card! I love the gold embossing!

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  65. Wow Hun. This is awesome. You just keep amazing me ! How you think of these things I will never be ab to keep up!
    Big Hugs

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  66. completely and utterly gorgeous!! wow.

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Bev x

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