Monday, 26 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
I have used copics, glamour dust and flowersoft on this wee cutie and cut her out with my nesties. Papers are from the Christmas Stack by DCWV, poinsettias and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, glitter flowers and metal snowflake from stash.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
Thursday, 20 October 2011
We have a fabulous challenge at Lili of the Valley so come along and let your creative juices flow with our game of BINGO.
I have gone with a diagonal line of gems, flowers and ribbon/lace and inked up Baby Christening from Lili of the Valley, coloured with copics and cut out with nesties. Flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, gems are Hero Arts, papers are a mixture and ribbon and lace from stash.
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Some more news I have for you is the release on 14th June of the new Summer Girl Images, as from tomorrow you will be seeing sneak peaks on the Design Teams Blogs, please do check out their blogs, links on my side bar, as well as the Ideas to Inspire blog over the coming week as they are all going to be showing sneak peeks of the new stamps.
I am in the process of relocating from Spain back to good ole blighty so please bare with me during this removal and I will be back visiting you when time allows or when I get settled. -x-
Sunday, 22 May 2011
This week at The Crafty Pad we have a fabulous theme for you to follow so time to play again with some of your favourite embellishments
LACE & BOWS
I have printed off the sentiment and Fairy Chloe on Daisies, available from The Crafty Pad Designs, and cut out with my nesties, coloured with copics and prisma pencils, glamour dusted her wings and added a wee bit of stickles to the flower centres. Papers are SU, lace ribbons and gems from my stash.
I have used the sketch, rotated, designed by Carly for Flutter By Wednesday. Carly's wee sister shares my birthday on May 31st along with my grandson Ryan who will be celebrating his 18th. Carly is celebrating her sister´s birthday with some blog candy so do check out her blog for full deets.
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Sketch
Kaboodle Doodles - Tic Tac Toe ... digi, lace, flowers
PaperPlay - Sparkle Galore
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow
Simon Says - Sparkle & Shine
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Thursday, 19 May 2011
This week we would like to see your projects using the theme of
Here Comes Summer
and the lovely Laila and Lisa have kindly donated a £10 voucher to spend in the Store but remember the main image on your creation must be a Lili of the Valley stamp for you to qualify to be in the draw for this fab prize.
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing
Dream Valley - Old and New ... old papers and punch, new stamp
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday - this fabulous sketch
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Old Supplies ... papers , punch and nestiesStampavie and more - Summer
The Corrosive - Birthdays
Thursday, 12 May 2011
We have a new challenge for you at Lili of the Valley . This week we would like to see
I have inked up Gwenn and coloured her with copics and prismas. Paper is BG Urban Prairie, Martha Stewart's punch around page, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from stash.
Crafts and Me - Punches
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Winged Things
Papertake Weekly - Fancy a Punch
Stampavie and more - Ribbons
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Up for grabs are two prizes – 1st is a goody bag which is crammed full of ribbons, charms and a £10 voucher from Lili of the Valley and a second prize of a £10 voucher from Lili of the Valley, so pop across to The Ribbon Girl Blog to enter.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
We have a fabulous theme for you this week at Lili of the Valley - ANIMAL ANTICS and would love to see your interpretation of this.
I have used "dad´s the word" which will be released on the 11th May and this is one release you will not want to miss. I have coloured with copics, cut out with my nesties, papers are from Papermania and ribbon from stash.
My grandson Josh loves to spend time in my craftroom colouring along with me and I think he has done pretty well considering he is only 9 years old. He has made this card for his parents anniversary bless him, mind you that is not until September!
Josh has inked up Lucky Cats and coloured with prisma pencils and chalks. Both his sentiment stamp and mine are from the Clear Stamps range from LOTV. Papers are K&Co, ribbon is SU and flowers from WOC.
Crafty Creations - Anniversary
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
Back to the sunshine tomorrow, another flying visit!
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Anyhoo onto the challenge this week at Lili of the Valley which is EASTER - the perfect time to send your friends and family a special wee card to let them know you are thinking of them so come on in and share your creations with us.
I inked up Easter Bunny from the Spring Collection and coloured with my copics adding a wee bit of chalk, glaze to the eggs and cutting out with my nesties. Papers are Basic Gray and ribbon from stash.
Sorry this is so short and hopefully sweet but with a 4, 6 and 9 year old to care for I am sure you will understand if you too are a Grandma!
Craft Your Days Away - Easter
Cupcakes - Lots of Layers
Dream Valley - Easter
Kaboodle Doodles - Thoughts of Spring/Easter
Little Claire´s - Animals
My Time to Craft - Eater Wishes
Sketchy Colors - Sketch
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
The theme this week is " Happy Birthday" and as we always need birthday cards do come and join us.
Today is the day that the new LOTV Additions Clear Stamps are released on the Lili of the Valley website so do pop over and see the complete range.
Card Patterns - Sketch
I have used one of the new clear addition sentiment stamps along with "Garden of Wishes" which I have coloured with my copics and cut out with my nesties. As you know I do love my fairies and again have given her wings the glamour dust treatment. Papers are BG Wisteria, punches used are Martha Stewart and Papershapers, ribbon, pearls and gems from my stash.
Cooking it up with Katie - Recipe of 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishents ... pearls, gems and ribbon.
Crafts and Me - Use Ribbons
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
My Mum´s Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Stamptacular - Girls and Swirls
The Pixie Cottage - For Mum or a Special Lady
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid - Wings
Thursday, 7 April 2011
I have inked up one of Mollie Harrison´s fairies and she is called "Free", such a pity this is the first chance I have had to ink her up but rest assured you will be seeing her much more on my blog, can´t get over my obsession with fairies lol. I have coloured her with my copics and cut out with my nesties. She just cried out for the glamour dust treatment to her wings and being a lover of glitter how could I deny her this small pleasure! I adore the Clear Additions also from Lili of the Valley and this sentiment is one of my favourites.
Papers are a mixture of MME and PM, roses and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts .
Thursday, 31 March 2011
I have inked up I Do, coloured with my copics and cut out with my nesties. Papers are Stampin Up, pearls and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Good morning folks and what a lovely morning it is here with the sun shining brightly and the birds chirping away. I can´t believe it´s Thursday already, I just seem to blink these days and the week has passed me by.
We have another fabulous challenge at Lili of the Valley for you this week
so let´s see you dust off your punches and play along!
I have inked up Together Forever, coloured with my copics and cut out with my nesties, the circular sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley. Papers are BG Urban Prairie, Martha Stewart border punch and flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I adore this image and can´t believe this is the first time I have inked it up, versatile for so many occassions don´t you think?
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams - Mother´s Day or Special Friend
Let´s Ink It Up - Die Cuts/Punches
One Stop Craft - Diamonds are a girl´s best friend ... Bling
Paper Cutz - Your Choice
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch
Wild Orchid - Dieing to Punch It Out
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Anyhoo onto the new challenge at Lili of the Valley which is a SKETCH by our lovely Bev.
My friend asked me to make a card for her grandaughter because she has just passed her first ballet exam, bless her, I remember only too well running our girls around to their ballet, tap and modern lessons. I knew straight away which stamp to use because "Little Ballerina" fits the bill to perfection as does the circular sentiment also available from Lili of the Valley.
I coloured with my copics and used glamour dust to the skirt of her tu-tu, papers are BG bittersweet, lace, flowers and gems from my stash.
Thursday, 10 March 2011
We have a fabulous theme for you this week at Lili of the Valley - SAY IT WITH FLOWERS - so let´s see all your gorgeous creations ladies.
I have inked up Spring Swing, one of the new Animal Releases which became available yesterday at Lili of the Valley. These little beauties are so quick and easy to colour, I used my copics, added a bit of flowersoft and glamour dust to his cute wee tail and cut out with my nesties. Papers and lace are from my stash and roses and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Little Claire´s - Flowers
Sarah Hurley - Four Legged Friends
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Use Flowers
The ABC - P is for Pearls
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Easter
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Be back tomorrow with another of these fabulous images.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
I have inked up Toadstool for Two which will be available next week. The new Animals Release are gorgeous so don´t forget to check out the Lili of the Valley website on the 9th March to avoid disappointment cos these wee beauties are gonna fly off the shelves for sure. You will also find lots of beautiful creations from the DT using the new releases on the Ideas to Inspire Blog.
I adore this image as it´s so versatile, perfect for anniversaries, engagement, Easter etc. I have coloured with my copics and prismas adding touches of flowersoft and glamour dust. I would be lost without my nesties but decided to use up some old craft stash that has laid about for years. At one point in my crafting I couldn´t live without my peel offs, bet I wasn´t the only one lol, rub on´s were another thing I used a lot before I started stamping and I even pulled out an old punch which hasn´t seen the light of day for I don´t know how long. Papers are BG Urban Prairie, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon from stash.
CES - Flowers and Flutterbies
Charisma Cardz - Four Legged Friends
Crafter´s Companion - Easter
Creative Belli- Animals
Flutter By Wednesday - Open, butterflies on my dp.
Lothian Crafts - Bright Colours
Moving Along With The Times - Anniversary Theme
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Thursday, 24 February 2011
This week we would like to see CIRCLES on your cards and the lovely Laila and Lisa from Lili of the Valley have kindly sponsored us again with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner but remember you must use a Lili of the Valley stamp to be in the draw.
Ooh just wait until you see the Sneak Peeks on the DT´s Blogs and also on the Ideas to Inspire Blog using the gorgeous new stamps which will be released on the 9th March, they are all so cute and will fly off the shelves for sure.
I have inked up Birthday Bumps - coloured with copics and prismas, paper pieced the blanket and cut out with my nesties. Sentiment is also Lili of the Valley , papers are Daisy and Dandelion, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and pearls from stash.
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch
Sir Stampalot - All Creatures Great and Small
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Ooh there are so many gorgeous colour combos and Pink and Mint have always been one of my favourites so have gone along with it for this week.
Paper Pretties - Card for a Child
Sketch and Stash - Fabulous sketch from Jackie - just perfect for my new stamp
How wonderful to be back into crafting and blogging after 3 long months of ill health, glad to say I am more or less back to my old self at long last and hope to catch up real soon.