It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means the Lili of the Valley 12 days of Christmas event starts tomorrow!! So please do check out the Ideas to Inspire Blog every day as there will be a give away each day for the next 12 days.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Little Andrew has been coloured with the usual … Copics and pencins:
Hair: E25, 23, 50 and dark umber pencil
Skin: E11, 00, 000; R20, 30
Sleep suit: BG11, 10, 000, 70; R29, 24, 22 and muted turquoise pencil
Bear: E35, 31, 30; R29 and light umber
Stocking: R29, 24, 22; E42, E40 and tuscan red/french grey 70% pencils
I have used the Tim Holtz clock die behind the image panel, with a Whimsy Stamps sentiment and a few bells from my stash to finish the card off. As always the inside has been decorated following through the design from the front of the card. AND …. not a flower in sight! Good grief girl, that’s a rarity! I had to sit on my hands to stop myself from fiddling and adding flowers but for once managed to restrain myself
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Hair: E29, E25, E50 and dark umber
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
Reds: R39, R37, R35, R32 and tuscan red pencil
Greens: YG67, YG63, YG61 and olive green pencil
Gold: YR24, YR21, Y11
Shadow: W5, W3, W1
Monday, 28 November 2011
I had a lovely day yesterday meeting up with old friends, and we got to craft too. I took a little class and this is what we did.
I had not decorated a candle in yonks so when the girls asked if I would do a class with them I was thrilled to get to play again
I coloured Angelic Candle from Lili of the Valley with copics stamped on to tissue paper. After I had heated the image into the candle I did my usual glitter treatment – Diamond Stickles on the wings and stars (loving this colour at the mo). The 15mm roses from Wild Orchid Crafts also got the stickles treatment
The paper that I used on the box (made from a sheet of A3 card and A4 card) is from Craft Creations. Had it for a few years now, it was one of those that were for stroking only lol. But I loved the rich, vintagey look to the paper so it got cut into. The die cut border is from a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis set. The green satin ribbon, hybrid tea rose, cherry blossoms, aster daisies, holly leaves and berries are all from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps
I also have a couple of new videos up on my Video Tutorials page if you want to take a peek
Have a brilliant week, I am hoping to get the last of my Christmas shopping done and I may even get the Christmas tree up on the weekend
Sunday, 27 November 2011
I’m scheduling this post because I am out teaching a class today so had to be up with the larks getting myself sorted. My card today was a request from a lovely lady in Canada, it’s similar to another card I made using All in a row from Lili of the Valley, I just changed up the papers and embellies (she wanted the same colour scheme).
Isn’t that pearl trim just gorgeous?? It’s new in at Wild Orchid Crafts, love it! I adhered it to the paper using Collall All Purpose glue and it attached beautifully, no probs at all and it dries a lot faster than Glossy Accents which is a bonus cuz I am always in a mad rush lol. The satin ribbon and flowers (15mm roses, 25mm hybrid tea rose, cherry blossoms, gypsophila and hybrid tea rose )
The paper is Pink Paislee from last year (or was it the year before?) The lace borders are die cut with my new Tim Holtz border die and I think the sentiment is from a Personal Impressions stamp set.
And now for the Lili of the Valley news!!!
Check out Lili of the Valley’s updated website, which now finally has a currency converter for all our overseas customers!! It’s really easy to use so you never have to wonder anymore how much you are spending!
And now is the time to try it out, as there is 10% off and free postage on all orders – the best ever discount on the LOTV store. The offer runs until 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday 30th November. So if you want to buy someone a stamping gift, or treat yourself to an early Christmas present, now’s your chance. It’s a small thank you for all your custom throughout the year! Look out for more ideas and videos added to the new look site by the New Year.
Have a fabulous Sunday and stay warm, it’s been blowing a gale and a half up here all of last night brrrr
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
Sorry I don’t have a card for this week’s Just Magnolia challenge, I had some deadlines to meet but with having a migraine everything went on hold this past couple of days. So instead I have a DT sample card I made for the Lili of the Valley stall at the NEC using the sweet image Cake Glorious Cake from the latest release.
The gorgeous flowers and silk ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts. OMW I really love this ribbon! The flowers I have used are 25mm hybrid tea rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, carnation, tulips and 6mm rose buds. I also used some cheesecloth behind the image, new in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts.
Isn’t she just the cutest lol.
Have a fab weekend
Thursday, 24 November 2011
A super quick post from me today (well last night because I am scheduling this early then off to bed with a migraine). It’s Lili of the Valley challenge day and this week’s challenge is Anything Goes and there are two fab prizes up for grabs, a voucher from Lili of the Valley and a bunch of floral deliciousness from Wild Orchid Crafts!!
My card is the last magazine card that I have ready and waiting in the wings for just such a night when I can’t see straight to craft lol. It’s the Forever Friends paper pack that I have used again. The image is Oh Christmas Tree and was coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The gingham ribbon, pearls and brads are from Wild orchid Crafts, the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
Told you it was a quick one lol.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
And I got me some new papers (ssssh don’t tell Tony, he will flip!!) but how could anyone resist this K & Co Glad Tidings pad?? Not me for sure. OMW I broke out in hives when I cut into these babies! And I just remembered I used one of my forgotten Crealies dies for the border. The stamp, papers and die are all from Dies to Die For.
Copics and pencils used are
Skin: E13, E11, E00, R20
Reds: R39, R37, R35, R32, tuscan red and black pencil
Greens: YG99, YG67, YG63, YG61, olive green and black pencil
Gold: YR24, YR21, Y11
Browns: E29, E25, E50 and dark umber pencil
Fur and ground white, cool grey 70% and lilac pencils
The gorgeous lace, trellis rose, carnation, 15mm roses, tulips, and crown pins are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
How CUTE is that reindeer lol.
I’ve popped this in my Etsy shop along with another card.
And if you’re still with me you will want to know what I’m giving away lol. It’s a £25 voucher to spend on the BeadCrafty website!! All you need to do is leave a comment and I will draw a winner on Friday night (only comments up to 7pm UK time on the 25th will be included in the draw please), and if you could mention this on your blog if you have one that would be great, but not necessary to be in the draw.
Have a fabulous day