Thursday, 27 January 2011

Lili of the Valley challenge

The Lili of the Valley challenge this week is Anything but Square.  So, you know me and easy … well I got out the fab XXL dies from Go-Kreate and whipped up this card in next to no time.  I cut out the shape using the largest die then just scored and folded it in half and matted and layered using the smaller die.  Simples.

Edited after lots of messages lol- you need an A4 die cutting machine to cut the biggest dies in these sets.  I have a Grand Calibur that I use for the bigger dies but if you want an A4 cutter that takes all dies then the Grand Calibur is not for you - it does not take thicker dies like Sizzix, which sadly I only discovered after I had bought the machine (I should have checked first instead of just assuming it would).  An expensive assumption as I am going to replace this with a cutter that takes all dies so I don't have to faff on with having to use different machines for different dies.  However, Go Kreate do the same shaped dies in a smaller size and these do go through the Big Shot and Cuttlebug - 180002 XL frames - Frilly #2

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The gorgeous paper is a Tilda Pad – Frosted Bluegreen.  I just adore the colours in this pad (okay in all the Tilda pads).  The lace is from The Ribbon Girl, so pretty.
I made the button by stamping the Love sentiment on a scrap of white card with Walnut Stain ink, cut out a small heart (approx 1/2”), inked up the edges then punched two tiny holes to thread the twine through.  I then triple embossed the button with UTEE (any Ultra Thick embossing powder will do or you can use clear embossing powder but will have to emboss several times to get the nice domed effect).

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I distressed the seam binding with some very diluted tea die ink spritzed on randomly then I dabbed tea die ink on whilst it was still wet, scrunched it up and left it to dry.
The Mr & Mrs stamp from Lili of the Valley has been coloured with Promarkers  from Letraset 
Skin: Oatmeal and blush (with a touch of baby pink for the cheeks)
Hair: Him – Walnut, Almond; Her - Pastel Yellow, Ivory
Clothes: Him – Cool Greys 1 – 5, Marine,  pastel green; Her – Ivory and blender pen, Marine, pastel green

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hugs
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55 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Bev - I absolutely love those colours together. I've had a go at making the heart buttons - love the effect - but can't get the 'right' heart punch.... any suggestions? Also, the XXL dies have to have the larger machine..... is that right? If so....... wahhhhhhhhhhh - I want one!! hehe
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  2. Such a fabulous card Bev. Love the sweet image and the button is gorgeous. Pretty paper and lovely colourway.

    Hugs Jannie

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  3. What a beautiful card. The colours are perfect and the image is just lovely.

    Toni :o)

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  4. Beautiful card Bev!

    Hugs, Jolita

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  5. Gorgeous hun, loving that shape! I also need to come and play in your craft space, you must have sooo much kit in there lol! Such a beautiful creation, and your heart button is inspired. Hugs, Sxx

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  6. Bonjour Bev
    Ta carte est très jolie j'adore
    Bisous

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  7. Just beautiful Bev and that heart just finishes it off perfectly.
    Myrax

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  8. Your cards are so pretty, and I love the flowers and all the little pretties that you put on them!

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  9. Goodmorning! What a beautiful wedding card. Great shape, lovely DP(yummie) and the heartshaped button is fabulous!
    Thank you for the inspiration I get from all your craftwork.

    Hugs Yolanda

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  10. FABULOUS work! I must give one of your little buttons a try.

    Judi x

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  11. Beautiful card Bev, absolutely love those colours and great card shape too!
    Helen x

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  12. Beautiful! Love this card! The shape is perfect and the colors are really nice + love this image!

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  13. Hi Bev. Beautiful wedding card. Love the shape and the colours. Donna

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  14. this is just stunning Bev, a gorgoeus card.xx

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  15. Gorgeous card, lovely colours and your heart button is beautiful! Mary G

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  16. Wow, this is flippin' stunning Bev. Just love the colours you've chosen and that die is to 'die' for, excuse the pun! LOL I don't suppose it would go through a Cuttlebug would it? hugs Sharon

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  17. Totally gorgeous,Bev!!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  18. GORGEOUS card Bev. By the way what machine do you use to cut the XXL dies?
    hugs Sarah x

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  19. Oh this is beautiful, i will be buying this image, its beautiful.
    x laura x

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  20. Oh wow. The card is gorgeous. The colours are really nice and the image so cute. The button is stunning too.

    But I also wanted to comment on your new header. I thought I hadn't clicked on the correct link, but then I saw the gorgeous LOTV image and with all the pink, for sure, I was at the right address.
    Although I absolutely loved the old one, I adore this one. Very nice colour, the image is so sweet.

    Have a great day
    Laetitia xx

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  21. Oh Bev, this is stunning such a beautiful colour combo, and always a fabulous design.
    Hugs Trudy

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  22. You are such a talented lady Bev, this is an absolutely STUNNING card !!

    Hugs, sandiblu xx

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  23. Hi Bev
    love your card, love the heart button, I will have to try & make some. As I was very very lucky & won your fantastic L.O.T.V. candy a few weeks ago, I have this lovely stamp, so I am going to try & ink it up today & make a wedding card.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  24. Absolutly gorgeous.
    Love you new header as well.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  25. OMG bev, these are stunning using those Go create dies...you say about the grand calibur....so would the BIG shot take those dies????

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  26. Beautiful card Bev, realy romantic.
    Marlies x

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  27. Hi Bev, such a lovely card, love the colour (even though it's not pink LOL). I have some seam binding on the way, but haven't worked with it yet and I see these lovely double and threedouble bows on your card. How do you make these?? Couldn't you do a little tutorial on how to do these? Hugs, Frea

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  28. love the card as always Bev, and love the new look on your blog header!!! Vick x

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  29. Beautiful card. Love the button!

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  30. Ohhhhhhh.....this is absolutly stunning!!!!! The shape, the image, the embellishments... it's sooo elegant!! Another perfect card, Bev!!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  31. Stunning card Bev! Love the shape you've used and the beautiful image! A beautiful palette of colours too!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  32. A stunning card, Bev. That new LOTV stamp is just so beautiful- and with the unusual shape of your card and that pretty paper, it makes for such an elegant wedding card. In my fav colour too.
    Alice (beemer)

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  33. Ooh, gorgeous card! Love the shape, colors and the beautifully colored image!

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  34. Such a pretty card, love the shape and the colours are gorgeous.
    Kim xXx

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  35. Beautiful card! Love your new banner!

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  36. I've ordered this stamp but I was wondering what color to use for the bride's dress. Now I saw your receipe and I love it so I'll get those colors as soon as I'll receive my stamps.
    Hugs,
    Lyse

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  37. Wow! Bev, I am now following your blog because all I could say as I scrolled through was 'wow' and 'beautiful!' and 'stunning!' ... you are so talented! I'm so glad I clicked on a link from Aussie Loz's blog.

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  38. This is so gorgeous! The colors are beautiful, and your coloring is perfect. :)

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  39. Oh wow Bev, this is gorgeous. Loving that stamp, loving the binding, loving that shape, think I just love it.

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  40. Just lovely, Bev! Love the colours!
    Diane x

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  41. Girl, everything you do is fabulous, and this card is no exception.

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  42. What a beautiful card Bev stunning as usual really love the shape of the card xx

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  43. tres belle carte , j'adore
    bravo
    Cordialement
    Lydie

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  44. Bev love the new heading you have created but another wow card wedding but so so modern and all so well matched Doris, take care you are a great help to us all thanks a bunch

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  45. Lovely card!! :)
    I like the shape and colouring!

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  46. Such a beautiful card Bev, shape is fabby and seam binding just gives it an extra edge for a vintage type card! Ruby x

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  47. Hi Bev this really is stunning and I love your button and the tutorial is fab, thanks hugs maxine x

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  48. Hi Bev

    this is absolutely stunning, I adore the edge so elegant.

    Joey x

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  49. Such a beautiful card, Bev!! :) I thought so when I saw it last week and the Marine PM I ordered as a result arrived yesterday (I've been trying to figure out which PM I needed for my fav 'Tealy' shades for ages) and it's gorgeous, so just wanted to say thanks!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

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Bev x

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