Friday, 29 August 2014

Pink Butterfly Elf

I found this Make it Crafty stamp Elven Samenah at Quixotic Paperie.  She looks kind of SteamPunk so I wan't quite sure which way to go.

As In The Pink have challenge #51 on at the moment which is Pink Faries and Elves I thought I'd have a go at doing her pink and enter her.  I coloured the image with Pro-Lite Markers.

Papers were from First Edition Rose Garden, Lili of the Valley and NitWits Collections - Solids - Bonnets and Bowties and Solids - Always and Forever.

Embellishments are two types of silver metal butterflies some paper flowers and self adhesive pearl gems.

Happy Friday everyone!

Andrea x

4 Sept 2014 - Top 5

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fishing with Stars

So I had a bit of a hard choice for my last entry to the Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire Challenge Christmas in August.  My hubby loved this one when I showed him it so I decided to enter it, even though I had plenty more to choose from.

I adore penguins, I love their intelligence and they are so cute, particularly depicted in this stamp Fishing Buddies.  I coloured the stamp with Pro-Lite Markers and the falling snow was highlighted with DecoArt Twinkles Writer
The papers are from First Edition Gilded Winter, Lili of the Valley and NitWit Collections Snow Princess and Solids Snow Princess .  I've also used some plain dark red card.
Extra embellishments are silver snowflake beads, self adhesive gems and a Warmest Wishes sentiment.

I'll still be making plenty of Christmas cards over cards next few months so will post a few more of our top choices x

Baby boom!

We seems to be having a bit of a baby boom a work.  A couple of months ago I had a run on requests to make baby girl cards. 

Flavour of this month seems to be baby boys with our latest being Davinia's baby boy Leo.  I won't write the rest as its a huge name (probably about 6 names) with her and him being Spanish.

For the girl card I used the All Our Dreams stamp coloured with Pro-Lite Markers
The papers were from First Edition Rose Garden and Santoro's Gorjuss Neutrals
The flowers were made with three different colours of pink paper using two different sized flower punches and embellished with self adhesive gems
I also added a tag edged in pink with a couple of tiny pink feet from Dress it Up Ten Tiny Toes and tied some ribbon through
And finished the card off with some small brass butterflies 

For the boy card I used the Just Arrived stamp coloured with Pro-Lite Markers
The papers were from First Edition Rose Garden and Lili of the Valley & NitWit Collections Winter Wishes
The shoes are from the Girls Shoes but I coloured them blue :)
The extra embellishments are a wooden star and wooden letters which I found in a local shop near me called Sprinklynn Gems

Hope you like them x

Monday, 25 August 2014


What card do you make your younger bro who loves all things techy?  It's not east to find cards for guys but this little James bear was perfect in this case.

The stamp from Lili of the Valley is James - Laptop
The image was coloured with Pro-Lite Markers
The papers are from NitWits Collections - Winter Wishes, Lili of the Valley & Raspberry Road Designs - Father Knows Best, Tim Holtz - idea-ology and Wellington 6" paper pack - phew bit of a mix there
The sentiment was created using wooden scrabble blocks

I've entered this card into the Craft Little Fairies Challenge - Cute & Cuddly

Hope you love him just as much as I do x

Candle Light

This was the first Christmas card I made this year.
  I've already had a couple of people asking if they could have him, both for people who love bunnies.
My mum talked me into buying this Lili of the Valley stamp last year, it took a lot of arm twisting - NOT!

The image was coloured using Pro-Lite Markers
Papers are from NitWits Collections - 'Twas the Night  and Festive Trimmings
The ribbon is from Lili of the Valley Little Bag of Ribbons - Christmas
Extra embellishments are a wooden star, holly, self adhesive gems and a red Merry Christmas ribbon sentiment

Craft Little Fairies Challenge - Cute & Cuddly

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Let it Snow

I saw this stamp from Lili of the Valley and couldn't resist.  I wanted a stamp I could use to create a Christmas card for my hubby.
This is my first attempt using it and I'll do something in secret later for his!  I may not use this stamp though in case he looks at my blog ;)

Stamp - Winter Walk
The image was cut using a BigShot Machine and Spell Binders Nestabilities Scalloped Circles
I've coloured the stamp using Pro-Lite markers
The papers are from Santoro's Simply Gorjuss Neutrals, and Lili of the Valley's Frosty Christmas
I've got a double layer of ribbons behind the picture which are from Lili of the Valley's Little Bag of Ribbons - Blue 
There's a small tag in the corner stamped with one of the Christmas Greeting's Small.  Added to this is a silver metal snowflake embellishment and ribbon
Extra embellishments are plain wooden trees, hears and silver self adhesive gems.

I've entered this one into the Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge - Christmas in August and the Papertake Weekly Challenge

Happy Bank holiday weekend all x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Roni's Leaving Card

So today was Roni's last day at work.

My boss couldn't fine a suitable leaving card - they were all too sloppy, too cheeky or ones she might have taken the wrong way.

So I volunteered to make one.  A huge challenge as we wanted to have a large card for everyone to sign in the company.

I decided to use one of Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls stamps - Victoria and Juliette's night out.  The stamp was coloured using Pro-Lite markers.
Backing paper was an A4 sheet of Pearlised papers.  On top of this I used two sheets from Lili of the Valley & Raspberry Road Designs - Baskets and Bunnies cut at an angle.
Ribbon was from Lili of the Valley's Little Bag of Ribbon - Purple.
For the writing I used black and purple felt adhesive letters I'd picked up from Hobby Craft.
Additional embellishments silver metal corners, some Hobby Craft 3D flower toppers and self adhesive gems.

Overall I was very happy with the way it turned out.
Hope you like it too x

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Waiting for Santa

Evening all

After a brief break from Christmas cards, I've got back to it - seen as I need to make at least thirty cards for hubby and me.
I also have some friends requested I make some for them too.

This one was inspired by Lili of the Valley's post from Saturday.
Dawny had used an art pad image that was NOT in my normal Christmas colours (at the moment red and green).

I love this stamp - Christmas Eve Girl.  I've coloured it with Pro-Lite markers.
Papers are from NitWit Solids - Always and Forever and On a High Note and First Edition - Rose Garden
There was a post card stamped with a sentiment from Lili of the Valley's Christmas Greetings - Small and highlighted with a Pro-Lite Marker
Extra embellishments are a silver snow flake, small wooden reindeer, laser cut Christmas tree, bear button and self adhesive.
I've entered this card into the following blog competitions
Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - Anything Goes for Christmas

Hope you like it
Andrea x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Shoe Shopping

Thought I'd have a break from Christmas and do something girly.

I think she may take after me - you can never have enough shoes!!
The tag on this card is tied into the flowers and hangs free.

Details of what I've used below
Andrea x

Stamp LOTV  - Emma Shoes coloured with Pro-Lite Markers
The image was cut using a BigShot Machine and Sizzix Framelits - Scalloped Squares
Paper - Raspberry Road Timeless Victorian and NitWits Collections Solids Promises
Mini tag - edge coloured with Pro-Lite Marker and Letter Beads
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl self adhesive gems

I've entered this one into the Papertake Weekly Challenge

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Snow in August

This is this first time I've entered a Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge. For this month it's Christmas in August.
Seen as I've just ordered lots of new papers and stamps for creating Christmas cards it's perfect timing. Having said that I decided for this one to use an older stamp but one of my favourites - Snow Family
Papers I used were from NitWits Woodland Wishes, 'Twas the Night and Festive Trimmings
The image was coloured using Pro-Lite markers
The snow effect DecoArt Americana Writer - white/blanc
Embellishments are silver minature snow flakes, a Merry Christmas sentiment picked up recently, gold self adhesive gems and holly

Hope you like it x

Santa Stop Here

Will Santa stop by to see James Bear?
Stamp coloured with Pro-Lite markers
Post card stamped with a sentiment from Christmas Greetings - Small
Other embellishments lamp post, glitter corner, wooden snow flakes and self adhesive gem stones/heart
Snow - DecoArt Americana Writer, White/Blanc

James bear is one of my favourite characters and this was one of the first Christmas cards I made this year.
Emailed to Lili of the Valley for the Christmas in August monthly challenge before I worked out how to do a blog.

Happy Saturday x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Wedding Madness

The wedding season is nearly over, but I thought I'd share with you one of my more popular wedding cards

I've used one of Lili of the Valley's clear stamps for this one from Set 42 Statements - Congratulations
Gold card to back the stamped image with
Two lots of ribbon, gold organza and cream satin with gold edges
Two sizes of flower punches and three different gold papers to make up the flowers
Yellow, pearl and clear Rhine stones
Metal embellishments - butterfly's, a key and a decorative corner

Andrea x

Curious Reindeers

This is one of my favourite cards to make for Christmas - it always makes me smile!

Green and white card stock overlaid
The two herds of reindeer are coloured wooden embellishments left over from last year
I use a grey pro-marker for their footprints in the snow
The trees are by Artoz Artwork
The "Seasons Greetings" is from a pack from Hobbycraft

Happy crafting and Christmas :) x

Entered in the Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog Anything Goes For Christmas

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Experiment with Flowers

Originally posted in Lili of the Valley world on Facebook.

Still practising and a gaining a little more experience working with flowers. Thank you to all the ladies that commented x

Coloured with Pro-Lite Markers
 Lace from LOTV and Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl adhesive gems

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Early Valentine


Early Valentine? I've had a few people at work tell me this would be a good one for that. However, it seems to be very popular already and I've had to make a few.

I used red and card white card stock overlying each other. Partial jigsaw blanks with red glitter letters to spell LOVE. The red heart is a wooden embellishment I bought last week

Hope you like it x


Double Trouble

After much faffing about I finally managed to work out what I was doing and now have a blog. Hubby's gone to bed - snoring his head off while I do a quick post.
This is a card that took a while to make mainly because I couldn't decided if I wanted to do girls or boys.
I've used Lili of the Valley's Twice as Nice stampColoured with Pro-Lite MarkersPaper stash is from NitWits Winter Wishes collection and Solids - Bonnets and Bowties
Embellished with small letter beads, iron-on embroidered elephant, tiny hands and feet on a mini luggage tag

Night all x