Friday, 31 December 2010
Thursday, 30 December 2010
For our last challenge of 2010 on Lili of the Valley Challenge we have a theme to follow – new beginnings. This could be a new baby, new job, new school, new life together – wedding or engagement or any new event, new technique or even any new crafty stash. I have gone with the wedding theme, new stamp, new Doo Hickey dies and a new technique (distressing the seam binding)
The sentiment on the tag is computer generated.
I cut out a heart, punched two holes in so it looked like a button then coated with Distress Crackle Paint, then once dry heat embossed with UTEE to give a high shine. I distressed the seam binding which will soon be available at The Ribbon Girl.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
As yesterday mentioned i have a card to show with the new “Lili” stamps. This one is called “Dandelion Clock”. All new stamps are going to be up for purchase on the store page on January 11. There are going to be some fabulous Valentines stamps, Wedding theme and all occasion images. Aim sure the DT will show you many samples till January 11. Lisa wants me to let you know that the prices per stamp have slightly increased from 3.75 to 4 pounds a stamp in January 2011.
I usually do not use many lilac or purple colors on my cards… wonder why but i wanted to use the yellows and the lilacs on this card.
The pad is by Basic Grey,
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey Die, Martha Stewart border punch, Doily from Michaels, Sentiment by Stampin up (Wheel i took apart)
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Friday, 24 December 2010
Here's a wee sneak peek at one of the new stamps coming out in January. Isn't he a cutie! He comes with his own wee sentiment too.
I've coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers and matted it onto rectangle nesties.
The backing paper is from the Prima set 'Annalee' and the cs is Coredinations from the chocolate box collection. The border is punched with a deep edge Martha Stewart punch, flowers are a selection from my stash. The pearls are from the Hobby House.
I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas and New Year and are a lot better prepared than I am at the minute. LOL
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Hi ladies, hope you had a wonderful day! I will have more photos up today, but i hope to have an idea for you if you need a last minute gift for one of your friends.
The other day i was at Starbucks and thought about my friend, who’s really busy getting her stuff done before the holidays and i know she loves Starbucks. Who can not use a little boost while shopping and staying in line :-)
So here is my little card purse – i used Lili of the Valley’s cute teddy “Jenny bear – all shopped out” with it.
Now, as you know there are different ways to keep things like this closed.. Velcro or the tiny magnets. I did no have any magnets and i do not really like the look of Velcro. My flap holds shut with the rather stiff felt ribbon, i placed just so it would overlap the circle a little bit.
simple inside… i could have decorated here even more… at some point i wanted to add some scallops to the opening. I just ran out of crafting time :-)
Alright.. here is an other shot :-) DT will keep showing images with the very new January 2011 stamp release and i can tell you… they are SUUUUPER cute. You will love them 20!!! new stamps!
Papers: Stampin up Design Paper
Other: Spellbinders dies, Stampin up Top Note die
Sentiments: Magnolia (inside) and Whimsy Postmark stamp.
How to make the purse, can be found here, i extended the size to i believe 8 inches so i would be able to use a bigger focal point image.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Candlelight/Dare To Dream
Take care, stay warm and have a great Christmas.
Hugs Christine x
Monday, 20 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
I thought about using one of those glamorous Prima pearl flourishes to adorn the card, but I didn't have a plain white one. So I created my own by embossing a flourish stamp and tracing it with a white Viva Pearl pen. I added a few tiny rhinestones for a little more sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by, keep checking back for more peeks at the new stamps next week!
Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Inkadinkado flourishes
Ink: Memento, Versamark
Paper: Heavenly White, Memory Box
Tools & Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities/Lacy circles/Labels 17, Papertrey Ink satin ribbon, pearl brad, Glamour Dust, Quickie glue pen, Viva Decor Pearl pen, rhinestones, Copics, EK Success edge punch, white embossing powder
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Hello my friends… back with a new Lili of the Valley card :-) aahh… it is just soooo nice to be able to look through papers that are not dark.
Notice something :-) noooo flowers on my card today and it was not even difficult to stay away from them. I like the look just with some colored buttons. Something different for a change – again a flat card!!!
Stamps: New Lili of the Valley January 11 stamp called: “Times to Treasure” actually this stamp will come with the sentiment “Times to Treasure” it was just easier for me to use my new rubbers stamps i got from Tammi as a Christmas gift also by Lili of the Valley called “Dreamy Days”.
Papers: are Basic Grey “Olivia” and i never used that pad. Actually there are some nice patterns in for Valentines.. never even noticed that.
Tools: Fiskars circle punch and Stampin up border punch
Ribbon: Stampin up: black taffeta and Offray – peachy organdy ribbon.
Some Stickles in Diamond dust is on the hat and the sentiment
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Hi there, I have a sneak peek to share with you. This is Pom Pom, one of the new fairies and one of the 20 stamps that are being released on 11th January.
The DT are starting to show sneak peeks so keep an eye on the blog as I’m sure they will be posting their cards here.
And a close up of the little cutie, coloured with Copic Markers
Monday, 13 December 2010
I've changed my Tea-light card template a bit, and combined it with a Criss-Cross card :)
I found this georgeous LOTV image called "Christmas Magic" just perfect for the colour pink, don't you agree?
♥'s & Hugs, Lena Katrine
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Our last prize is a Little Shepherd Boy stamp. All you need to do is display the banner in your side bar and pop your name in the Inlinkz below. We will draw the winner tomorrow night, so good luck!
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Welcome to day 11 of our 12 days of Christmas event. But before we do the next give away we have to announce the winner of the Christmas Surprise stamp is Cyprus Anne. Congratulations Anne, please email me to claim your prize.
Today we are giving away an Angels with Crib stamp. All you need to do is display the banner in your side bar and pop your name in the Inlinkz below. We will draw the winner tomorrow night, so good luck!