Sunday, 11 December 2011

Cover Girl

I’m having a little toot today! Smile  It’s not often I design for Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine (only do so on behalf of Lili of the Valley) so was thrilled to bits to make the cover this month with this card using Summer My Best Friend 

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My brief was to use the Summer girls from Lili of the Valley and combine them with patchwork and paper piecing.  Thank goodness for Nitwit Collections papers, they all work so well together and are perfect for a bit of patchwork Smile.  I just chopped up bits of paper and stitched them in place, so quick and easy to do.

The sweet little picket fence is one of the new Marianne Design dies that are to be released next month.  I inked the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and added tiny little 10mm roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The other flowers used are sweetheart blossoms, 25mm hybrid tea rose and 30mm wild rose.  The gorgeous brad is also from WOC, and the crochet lace is from Dies to Die For.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am hoping to get my second magazine commission done today (got one done yesterday – 6 projects in one day plus shoe shopping for the grandchildren and daughter – wooo go Bev! lol)

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53 comments:

  1. SO super cute and sweet! Congrats on making cover and all your achievements of the day:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  2. Love this card...doesn't look like you JUST chopped up and stiched...will have to get that fence when it comes out. Have a great Sunday, and well done on being a cover girl.

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  3. Love the fence, will definitely have to get that one...congrats on being a cover girl...gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. A beautiful card and lovely papers.

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  5. Mornin' Bev, what a lovely spring card. Great colours and composition.

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  6. Congratulations on making the cover of this months Simply cards & Papercraft, that is just lovely.
    It is such a sweet card too and I love the additon of the diecut fence (must watch for that one).
    I hope you manage to complete all your tasks before the day is over.
    All the best Linda

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  7. Lovely card Bev. Congrats on being on the cover. Love that little picket fence.
    Mags
    x

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  8. anything with a kitten and from LOTV has to sweet- so gorgeous TFS

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  9. Hi I have this stamp was my first choice as it has a wee kitty lol Have not had a chance to play with it yet ! So inspired now adore the patchwork !! so cool with the stitching and the gorgeous colours !! Love it ! My you are a busy cookie hope you get some time to relax lol Kitty ;0)

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  10. Congratulations
    Bev
    your card is gorgeous and beautiful
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  11. Congrats! It's fab!
    As much as I love Christmas, your card is already making me look forward to the spring and summer!

    Have a fab day!
    Sparkly Moo x

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  12. Beautiful Bev and love the lace bow.
    Myrax

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  13. This is absolutely adorable...perfect as always!! A worthy covergirl! Ruth x

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  14. Schitterende kaart Bev,lief die stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
    Heel mooi papier en details.

    Liefs Riet.xx

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  15. Wow, so pretty! Love the soft colors an your coloring. Hugs, Hanneke

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  16. Hi Bev, Congratulations on your cover, your card is gorgeous, how do you possibly fit soooo much into one day, it amazes me!
    tfs.
    Hugs Cheryl

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  17. This card has been delightful, especially the coloring is perfectly managed. Really great!
    Greetings from Austria
    Helga

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  18. Bev, This card is so precious. I love the way you colored her and the gorgeous paper you used. Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Hugs
    Shannin

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  19. Such a sweet image.. and Congratulations...you deserve it you are so talented you should be on the front cover every month

    Debbie

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  20. Congrats for the cover, you deserve it! All your cards are fantastic and this one is no different!!! Love the patchwork!
    Brigitte

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  21. Such a pretty card, Bev and I love the patchwork and the lilac/peach colour combo!
    Diane x

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  22. Hi Bev, This is so lovely:) Sandra H

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  23. Beautiful card! Way to go on getting all your cards and shopping done.

    Jen

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  24. Very cute, but love all your cards. Like the fence especially. Edna

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  25. Summer in windy December, how cool is that!!! LOVE the card Bev and admire you for making sooo many and still have the spirit to go shopping for shoes!!

    Hug, Irene

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  26. This is gorgeous. Now I want to walk with my bare feet in the gras, oh, that would be so, so nice.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  27. WOW Sweetie this is fabulous loving your colour choices too, I love the fence looks ace sweetie huggles Pops x x x

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  28. Just adore this card, Bev. you've coloured her beautifully and the colours of the papers are so soft and fresh- love the colour combination, too. I wish you would convey some of your superwoman powers this way- I'm meeting myself coming back i have so much to do :D

    AliceH

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  29. Aww well done Bev! you should be well proud making front cover!! and what a stunnng card it is… beautiful image coloured to perfection, gorgeous papers and embellishments! I love the white picket fence and those flowers are divine!!
    Hope you have a lovely evening!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  30. Beautiful card Bev. I love this stamp, so cute. Congrats on being a cover girl!

    Hugs
    Judex

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  31. Lovely card. I really like the way you forme the bow from the lace. Really ties it in nicely. And the roses growing on the picket fence - great.

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  32. Well done, such a gorgeous card I am not surprised it is on the cover. Love this image and the patchwork is gorgeous. Marianne x

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  33. This is beautiful, Bev! Congrats on making the cover!

    Wow, 6 projects in one day, and shoe shopping? You need to come give me lessons!

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  34. Wonderful card, not surprised you got on the cover. Many congratulations to you.

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  35. Lovely Card.. And Cute sugar colors...
    I love the fence die too.. I looooove cutting dies and punches.. :o)

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  36. Congratulations Bev, but its no surprise to me, you should really be on every cover!! Another amazing creation.

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  37. Your card is so super adorable and congratulations on the magazine! I love your patchwork and fence die too.
    Have a beautiful day! :D

    Hugs,
    Briana C

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  38. Ohw, she so lovely. Congratulations whit the cover.

    Marie-Anne

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  39. Stunning card and such a sweet image with lovely colours. Congrats on getting your card on the front page, you deserve it

    Lindsay xx

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  40. how gorgeous is this card. Regards.

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  41. Congrats on making the front cover! Just a lovely card!
    Bev, I can't tell you how much I love your blog. I discovered it a few months ago and its the first thing I look for every morning when I go on line. Its boosts my spirits - and gets my own creative juices flowing. Thank you for that happiness you unknowingly bring. I enjoy it so.
    Allison

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  42. I'm not surprised you are the cover girl Bev...your work is tops!
    Jane x

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  43. Bev, Congratulations! This is wonderful news! I love this card. Of course, I love the paper...it is purple. And, I adore this young lady! She is one of my favorite stamps...and you made her look wonderful! I also really like your crocheted bow, and the use of the crocheted lace in other areas. This is amazing, Sweetie!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

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  44. Your card is so beautiful! I love the colors, design, embellies and your coloring of that sweet sweet image!

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  45. Congrats on making the cover!! No I don't believe that you JUST chopped and stitched...just thinking about your day...6 cards and shoe shopping with daughter and granddaughter is daunting! Then again I'm not big on shopping, unless it's crafty!
    R/

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  46. What a lovely card with great colours!
    xoxo Annette

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  47. Oh wow Bev, a cover print, well done! Ruby x

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  48. Beautiful card Bev as are all the others in the article.

    Many congrats on being the cover girl.

    Toni xx

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  49. Hi Bev. Beautiful card and such a sweet image. Donna

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  50. How exciting! She's beautiful. Well deserved.

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  51. A well deserved congratulations Bev!

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  52. Omg! This card is amazing!!!! Love the stamp! It's so cute! And this fence and paper and flowers make it even more cute!

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Thanks for visiting!

Bev x

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