Friday, 1 June 2012

A new guest designer …and some jubilee celebrations!

Good morning everyone, I hope all our UK visitors are looking forward to a lovely long holiday weekend

Let’s hope that the weather is kind to us for the Jubilee celebrations – it's changed for the worse today and sadly our bank holiday weather is not always the best!!

We have a new guest designer for June who has made a beautiful card to share with you today, more about that further down the post but first we have some exciting giveaways to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee;

First of all a special bank holiday weekend* offer  - you can buy 5 stamps on our website for only £20.00 and also if you spend £20.00 or more you might even get your order for FREE!!

5 lucky customers will be picked at random every day over the bank holiday weekend* and will automatically receive a refund for their entire order.

You will also have chance to win a fantastic blog candy, just enter your name in the linky that will be put on tomorrow (you have until Tuesday night* to enter) and you will be entered in the draw to win £60 of Lili of the Valley goodies!

* all offers are Saturday to Tuesday inclusive (UK time). The lucky winners of the free order offer and the blog candy will be announced on here and on the website so make sure you keep checking back.


Now onto todays card. Our new guest DT member is Gretha and here’s a little bit about her;

Hi, I`m Gretha Bakker, I’m 48 years old, and I live in the Netherlands.

3 Gretha pic

I`m married and we have a son of 22 years old.
I`m a designer in the Dreamteam of Mo Manning, Cuddly Buddly, Elke Kaart Een Feestje and also a designer for the shop ``t Hobby Hoekje de Linge` in the Netherlands.
I make cards for many years and the last 2 years I make cards with colouring images. First with the Derwents pencils and now with Distress ink and Twinkling H2O. I love to work with cute images like LOTV, they are my favorite!
Other hobbies of mine are long distance walking about 40 - 50 km a day and I love to make jigsaw puzzles.

3 Gretha June Meant To Be

The materials for the card are:

Stamp - Meant To Be
Papers - My Minds Eye Howdy Doody
Martha Stewart punches - Lace hearts and small ribbon threader
Nestabilities - romantic rectangles
Flags - doohickey magnolia
Letters - Tim Holtz die
Flowers, ribbon and pearls – Wild Orchid Crafts
Colouring - Distress inks: Tattered rose, vintage photo, aged mahogany, antique linen, scattered straw, gathered twigs, pine needles, broken china, walnut stain, peeled paint, forest moss and H2O’s: sunset glow and poppy

Isn’t it a beautiful card!

You can see more details for this card and lots of Gretha’s work on her own blog here

Make sure you keep popping back over the next few days and have a really lovely weekend everyone x


  1. What a gorgeous card!


  2. This is sooo gorgeous and sooo well made. The coloring is soooooo great and soo perfect, that I get all jealous on your skills ha ha ha. Wonderful candy for the eyes.
    Have a wonderful week-end everyone.

  3. wow gorgeous card ....stunning sassyx

  4. Such a beautiful card! The colouring is fantastic and the colours are so bright and cheerful! Love it!

    Tags xx

  5. Stunningly gorgeous card!! xxx

  6. Hi Anne, it is a gorgeous card that Gretha has made, love the colouring on the image and the way the ribbon is threaded through the card at the bottom too. A x

  7. Some nice designs! I love how much effort people are making for the Jubilee!

    This kid made me smile!

    What do you guys think of it?

  8. love the overall feel of your cards Gretha very different hugs JEss

  9. Hello Gretha, congratulatins that you are geast DT member of LOTV. I love this cute images too and i know how beautiful your cards are always.

    Hugs Thea