Monday, 18 July 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge and Christmas in July Bonanza AND a sneak peek!

I’m home from my fab weekend away with the best peeps on the planet – yep those gorgeous LOTV girls (and Richard and Danny – can’t leave them out now can I lol).  It was great to catch up with lots of you even though there’s never much time to chat.  And those of you that were lucky enough to get the new Christmas stamps before they sold out will be happily stamping away all week I guess!

Wild Orchid Challenge blog is a year old – where has the time gone??  So to celebrate we are not only having our regular challenge which is a fab sketch by Dena, but we are kicking off our

Christmas in July

with Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley bonanza

with oodles of inspiration and prizes so stay tuned all week to the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog and Ideas to Inspire blog.  Each day some of the DT and Guest Designers will be showcasing Christmas products from Wild Orchid Crafts and the new Christmas stamps release from Lili of the Valley!!

So for my card today I am using one of the new Christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley, this one is called Pretty Poinsettia.  Isn’t she just gorgeous!!!  The sentiment is from the clear Additions sentiment sheets also from Lili of the Valley.

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For the past few weeks I have made so many traditional Christmas cards for magazines and samples that I broke free and went with PINK lol.  I used those gorgeous Affection digi papers from Nitwit Collections.  Soooo pretty!  And I brought a bit of brown in for a totally different look for Christmas.

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The embellies are all from Wild Orchid Crafts – gingham ribbon, hellebore, sweetheart blossoms, cherry blossoms, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, corner metal embellishment, pearls, and those gorgeous gold berries.  There are loads of new Christmas embellies on the website, you can take a peek here

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I honestly can’t remember the Copic numbers for this card (and most of them that I will be posting this week) as I coloured all the images together and I think every Copic I own was on my desk the whole of last week lol.

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I do hope you will join in with the challenge and also all the fun – there will be 3 or 4 prizes being given away each day plus 2 grand prizes at the end of the week, you need to be in it to win it!!

Have a fabulous week, I know I will because I am on my jollies for a fortnight so am going to terrorise (ahem supervise) Tony doing the garage/utility to craft-room conversion

hugs

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53 comments:

  1. Hi Bev this is so sweet I love the new lotv Christmas stamps. A great colour combo for a Christmas card stunning hugs maxine x

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  2. hiya sweetie
    what a super amazing cute card hunni
    i love all the details on it
    hugs angelique

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  3. Just perfect for a winter birthday. Lovely image and super card.

    Toni xx

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  4. This is so cute Bev enjoy your supervising lol
    Myrax

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  5. Amazing hun! Love the pink. She is such a sweetie - looking forward to 25th, lol. Hugs Sxx

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  6. Gorgeous card, lovely new image! Thank you for sharing, hugs, Miria

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  7. Awesome card Bev. I love the different lok of the pink on a christmascard. A wonderful change from all the tradsitional always, and as always you´ve made a masterpiece here again. I just love it.

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  8. Hi Bev,
    A stunning card and an adorable christmas image. Just love it.
    hugs
    Marion

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  9. Gorgeous card Bev and a lovely christmas image!
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs, Jill

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  10. A really gorgeous card, Bev! I love the blingy fur and the delicate colouring!
    It was good to have the opportunity to chat with you on Saturday and I hope you had a good show.
    Diane x

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  11. What a beautiful card, this has become. Pretty sweet Christmas stamp too. Go for the other DT see what beautiful things she made it.

    Greetings Astrid.

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  12. Love that cute little girl and the golden berries are gorgeous!

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  13. Gorgeous card, images from LOTV are always so cute.

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  14. What a gorgeous creation; love the colours. Good luck with your supervising!

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  15. Hi Bev. Beautiful image, love the colours and detail. Enjoy your holidays and hope all goes well with the craft room conversion. Donna

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  16. Gorgeous card Bev, love the cute image and beautiful papers x

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  17. Beautiful card Bev,
    love the colours and the gorgeous design.
    Hugs Trudy

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  18. Stunning card Bev. Gorgeous colours. The stamp is so lovely.

    Jx

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  19. Beautiful pink card...Love the new LOTV images so far.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  20. This is so perfect. I LOVE that image and the pinks and browns work so perfectly together! That gingham ribbon is making me drool and those gold berries add just enough Christmassy cheer to this gorgeous winter card!!

    What a cracking start to the week!! Can't wait to see more! xo, Lou.

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  21. This is a gorgeous card hun xxx

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  22. What a fantastic card. I love the new stamps LotV.

    Hugs, Uta

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  23. Oohh Bev, your card is gorgeous!!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  24. Joanna McDonald xx18 July 2011 12:05

    WOW!! Details, details and more
    details! She is adorable - love the
    little bird holding her scarf, the
    pearl on her purse and all the
    glitter!! Love the design and the
    coloring is exquisite.

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  25. Oh Bev shes is such a sweet image and your card is stunning. hugs Shirleyxx

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  26. O my, this is a cute image!! Love the pink with Christmas :). Great flower arrangement again.
    Hugs Yolanda

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  27. Fabulous card love the new image.

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  28. Adorable. Almost---makes me want to start Christmas cards, but way to may birthdays to do before thinking about that. Keep up the great cards. Edna

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  29. Sorry to have missed you on Saturday. You must have been on a break when Cally & I were at the stand 'cos you were nowhere to be seen :0) Would have good to say hello again but no matter - perhaps next year ;o)

    Mission was accomplished though as I saw and bought what I wanted. Nothing mega, just some greeting stamps I wanted to see 'in the flesh' before I bought 'cos they're not totally clear on the website so have been putting it off for yonks - lol!

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  30. Lori Podolsky18 July 2011 14:26

    Super darling image and wonderful design, Bev! Splendid creation, great colours. So glad you had such a fun filled weekend. Have a happy week, hugs, Lori P

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  31. Ohhh Miss Bev I love your non traditional card...and the new stamp is yummy too! Hugs.

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  32. I love pink on Christmas cards! this is gorgeous!

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  33. Hi Bev, Another beautiful card. Love the pinks and love your coloring.

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  34. Gorgeous as always....love your coloring and the sweet image.
    hugs from Texas
    Linda

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  35. Oh wow, she's CUTE! Love your gorgeous card made with her and all the pretty flowers/berries...will have to check those out! :) ~hugs

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  36. Schitterende kaart Bev,leuke stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
    Prachtig papier en details.

    Liefs Riet.

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  37. This is gorgeous:)Sandra H

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  38. stunning card,lovely in every way sue xx

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  39. Always love your coloring and your gorgeous flowers, beautiful card!

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  40. Aw, Bev, this is super cute. Love the Nitwit papers with it_ pink is good at Christmas!!

    You supervise/terrorise indeed, young lady, but also watch that hubby of yours!

    AliceH

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  41. Stunning card! I love your colouring, so beautiful.
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  42. hi Bev what an amazing card as always the girls always come up with something wonderful,love the colour combo and all the decoration pleased you had good time Doris,

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  43. Its so gorgeous Bev and in my favourite colours. She is such a sweetie. Hope you get everything sorted on your 2 weeks off.

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  44. I just love her Bev! Wow...Christmas in July!! :) Can't believe we're talking about it!

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  45. Hi Bev, Fabulous card. This new stamp is so cute! I love those gold berries.
    Hugs Bonnie

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  46. Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Bev! What a sweet image! and so beautifully coloured. Love the papers and flowers - a gorgeous card!

    Took a sneak peak at the new stamps on LOTV Ideas to Inspire Site also and they are adorable!!! I'm going to have to do some Christmas Shopping very soon! LOL

    Hugs Sue xx

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  47. Ooooh Bev! This is INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS! I love your colouring of this beautifully sweet image and all of your details are, are, are ... wowwweee STUNNING! :)

    Hugs,
    Elise

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  48. Gorgeous- love the coloring and glitz, and the flowers - wow!

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  49. Wow your card is so gorgeous as usual! Beautiful coloring!! I so do enjoy visiting your blog!!

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  50. Gorgeous card, love the new image and the sparkle really give it an amazing Christmassy feel.
    Kim xXx

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  51. Another stunner, love all the glitter.

    Hugs Ali x

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Bev x

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