Thursday, 19 August 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge and Release Day

Woohoo, it’s release day for the new Animals Christmas and Back to School stamps at Lili of the Valley.  If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Ideas to Inspire blog and the DT’s blogs you will have seen lots of sneak peeks to tempt you lol.  I wouldn’t hang about, I am sure these will sell out as fast as the Nativity release did a few weeks back.

The challenge this week at Lili of the Valley Challenge is another of my sketches.  I apologise now for the card – my mind was so not on crafting this week.



I just love these sweet little bears, what a joy they are to colour.  This little cutie is called Jenny the Bear – All shopped out.  The papers are last year’s My Minds Eye (might even be from the year before lol).  The large snowflake is a Marianne D die Swedish Ice Star – isn’t it gorgeous!  The smaller snowflakes are Martha Stewart and Woodware punches.  The image was coloured with Copics and Prisma Pencils:

Bear:  E53, E51, E50 and brown pencil
Reds: R29, R25, R22 and Tuscan Red pencil
Blues: B01, B00, B000, B0000 and turquoise pencil
Greens: G82, G40 and olive pencil


I have another card to share using another of the new bears.  This little poppet is called James the Bear – in the Snow, and I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly, love Dawny P’s sketches.


I got these new Papermania papers from Cutting Edge Crafts this week, oh they are sublime!  I am going to use these loads this year for sure.  The snowflakes are Martha Stewart and Woodware punches, the pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is a Studio G one.


The image was coloured with copics and Prisma pencils:

Bear:  E53, E51, E50 and brown pencil
Blues: BG 05, BG02, BG00, BG000 and turquoise and black pencils

A Tony update – he started on the tests yesterday, the heart scan has shown no cardiac disease thank goodness.  We won’t get the other results for a few more days yet.  Poor soul came home wired up to a heart monitor and is grumbling cos he has to bath instead of showering so he don’t get the pads and machine wet.  He must be starting to feel better if he’s grumbling lol.

I have a few more LOTV cards to share over the next few days, the cards are all made up, just need to try and get the images coloured.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Hi Bev, Gorgeous cards! Such cute images and fab papers. I have had a little spend at LOTV this morning ~ I couldn't resist these little cuties!

    Lisa x

  2. beautiful cards! Love the new LOTV's.
    Thank god your husband has no cardiac disease.

  3. Ohhh Bev those images are very very lovely. I loved Christmas a lot.
    Hugs Astrid

  4. Hi Bev,

    I so love your cards, they're always stunning...
    I already ordered some of those cute bears this morning ^^

    Thanks god your husband has no heart disease, I hope he'll feel better soon. God bless you both.


  5. Gorgeous cards, adorable images and love the papers, embellishments etc.

  6. What a wonderful cards Bev,I love the images and the colours.
    So beautiful papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Love your cards!
    hugs Yvonne

  8. Hello Bev,
    I love all your card. I only can say:
    you are an inspiration to all card crafters. Thank you for that.
    Greetings from Belgium

  9. Bev your cards are gorgeous such an inspiration. Hope your hubby is feeling better soon xxx

  10. Both cards are really yummy. Love the image. But LOL No pink!!!!!

  11. Gorgeous cards as ever, Bev! Sending positive thoughts and hugs to you sweetie. Here's hoping that the rest of Tony's tests come back with 'good' results. Hugs, Simonne x

  12. Both cards are beautiful :):)

    Hope your hubby is feeling better soon ...

    Loves Thea from Holland

  13. Both lovely cards Bev, the images are so cute!

    Hope hubby is soon on the mend.

    Jan R x

  14. 2 smashing cards Bev cute images great papers layouts and embellishments both WOWs for me. Glad to hear some of hubbys test are ok hope he gets sorted soon.

  15. Hi Bev
    I don't know why you are apologising for your card/s they are both lovely. As for your mind not being on crafting this week I'm not surprised, in fact I can't beleive you have managed to make any at all. I was so pleased to hear that Tony has no heart diease, it must be such a huge releif to you both. And as for his moaning, moaning is good Bev, as long as he doesn't make a habit of it lol.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  16. Too cute for words.
    Love the papers and i`m so glad about Tony,hope all the tests go ok ,and things will get sorted soon.

  17. Good news for your hubby, My Dad suffers with heart problems and has had a quadruple heart bypass, not very nice. I hope all turns out OK. Fabulous creations Bev, love your images.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Both gorgeous cards Bev got my order in last night Jenny was one of them there all so cute glad Hubbies heart results were ok
    Anne xx

  19. Apologies for what! Your cards are stunning as always, good news about your husband, I hope he's feeling better soon - and yes, if he's complaining that's a good sign! ♥

  20. Lovely cards, Bev, both of them and your usual awesome colouring! Good news about Tony, you must both be mightily relieved.
    Diane x

  21. Hi Bev, two fabulous card, I do love these new stamps and Ive just ordered three its so difficult to pick out ones that you carnt do without.
    Stunning both of them and so cute. With love and hugs Shirleyx

  22. Hi Bev, these are gorgeous cards! I hope your hubby feels better soon.

  23. Aaawwww... these are absolutely adorable! Cutie cute cute!

  24. Hi Bev,

    Wauw, pretty colors on these cards and I totally love the beautiful big red ribbon ont the first one, very very pretty!!

    Hugs, Wendy

  25. hi bev, beautiful cards. i have just placed my order for LOTV stamps. cant wait to get them.
    x laura x

  26. Absolutely stunning Bev! luv the cute images.
    Hugs Trudy

  27. I'm not surprised your mind is not on crafting this week!
    You have had so much to contend with,your hubby xx

    Don't know why you are appoligising for your cards because as usual they are fantastic.

    Great images & great cards xx

  28. These bears are super cute! Both of your cards are gorgeous Bev, I love the vibrant red card especially.

  29. prachtige kaarten weer Bev, sterkte met je man!!
    greetings Anneke

  30. Hello Bev, what cute little bears, the are adorable. Gorgeous cards too. Glad to hear your hubby is feeling better en that there was nothing strange to see on the scan.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs, Yvon

  31. Both cards are adorable...loving those bears...

  32. Hi Bev,
    These are beautifully crafted cards. The images are just gorgeous.
    Fiona x

  33. oh my .... you are amazing.
    these little guys are so cute - but your magic makes them works of arts!

  34. Hi Bev, these images are soooo cute. Can't buy them all, but really want to.

    Good to hear that your hubby has no cardiac disease! Grumbling is a good sign, lol. Wish him well.

    Thank you for sharing these gorgeous cards in spite of everything that is going on in your life.
    Hugs Yolanda

  35. oh I love those little bears!! Your cards are awesome as usual!

  36. Oh these bears are so sweet and you sure do them justice with your coloring. As always you use the perfect papers and embellishments.
    OMG you gave me a giggle. I always tell DH I know he is feeling well when he grumbles. Thanking the Lord Tony has no cardiac disease.
    Blessings Bernie

  37. Great news about Hubby....You and your Husband are in my prayers.
    GREAT CARDS as always.
    HUGS from Texas Linda W.

  38. i love, love,love them, aspecialy the blue one, soooo cute

  39. Gorgeous cards Bev! So full of color and sprakles...and such beautiful papers!

  40. Hooohhooo what a beautiful lovely card you have made,
    hugs xx maranda

  41. Wow, gorgeous cards! And your colouring of the image is always sooo beautiful: I always enjoy watching your cards.

  42. Hi Bev
    Beautiful cards, adorable little bears and fabulous papers, love your layouts too!
    Thinking of you both.

  43. Gorgeous!! What an inspiration!

  44. Oh Bev, I'm so pleased for your husband, hope the other tests are just as positive. He'll just have to persevere, won't he? :) and take the rough with the smooth if it makes him well.
    Both your cards today are beautiful and just love that paper on the blue one.

    Take care
    Alice (beemer)

  45. Fabulous cards, well wishes for your hubby & loving the new LOTV release, added more to my ever growing collection today. Jane x

  46. Hi Bev, those little bears are just the cutest eva! Your cards are always so inspiring.
    Keep well

  47. These are bouth just so beautiful!!Love the darling images and the papers are wonderful!!
    Hugs, Linda

  48. Bev, I LOVELOVELOVE both cards, your creations are just so amazing!!!

  49. These are both so gorgeous, fab new images, think I need some of these. Glad to hear the good news of hubby. Marianne x

  50. Both cards are so cute and wonderful Bev, so lovely!
    Hugs Jacqueline

  51. Hi Bev,
    I love both your card, they are just gorgeous. i love LOTV images, soo cute.
    Love Kerry xxx

  52. Hi Bev
    Stunning cards babes and thanks for reducing my bank balance once again by tempting me with stamps and papers !
    You make if all look so wonderful I jut have to try !

    big hugs and lov to your hubby

  53. Such stunning cards - what a shopping list I now have! you don't have the gift of the gab but the crafting charisma that gets us all wanting to buy. Best wishes Sarah x

  54. These cards are so, so beautiful, Bev! Love the sweet designs and remarkable colouring! And, the darling little bears are too cute for words. Hugs, Lori

  55. Oh these are amazing! The images are beautiful and your coloring is fabulous as always. Still have your hubby in prayers, thank goodness no cardiac disease.

  56. Oh wow, I *love* your card with the turquoise, what a perfect colour for that adorable image.
    Great news about your husband, what a relief for both of you :)

  57. Bev these are just gorgeous..Love the images and the colors and coloring.

  58. Hi Bev those cards are sublime love the new images, glad to hear the tests are going ahead fingers crossed hugs Toni

  59. Wow, your cards a so wonderful! I love the colours and little bear is so cute!
    Hugs Jeanette

  60. What sweet Christmas cards!! I love the images!

  61. both fab cards Bev, cutest little bears x

  62. Both your cards are just FABULOUS!!!!


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