Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pastels at The Ribbon Girl ...

The colour challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog this week is PASTELS. You've still got time to enter. My card is pink and cream and I used the beautiful new papers from Nitwit Collections.

I used:
Papers from the FQB Dress Shoppe Collection from Nitwit Collection
Papertrey Ink number dies, Magnolia star die and Spellbinders scallop circle die

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lili of The Valley Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to the Lili Of The Valley blog hop. It's my first hop as part of the Design Team and I'm excited to share my card I've made using one of the new stamps

I used:
'Saddle Up' stamp and papers from Pressed in Time paper pad from LOTV
38mm faux hessian, star charm, pearl trim and hemp twine from Ribbon Girl
Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps

This stamp and the rest of the new release (6 brand new images) will be available in the shop on Saturday 20th September at the Open Day and then from the website on Monday 22nd

To join in with the hop and be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes (there are two full sets of the new images available) simply hop around everyone's blogs leaving a comment. Continue hopping to Anne's blog or go back to the start at the Ideas to Inspire blog

Ideas to Inspire
Andrea (that's me!)

The winners will be announced on Friday evening, Good Luck xx

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lovely Lili challenge ...

Today's challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog is our regular Lovely Lili Challenge - lots of lovely Lili Of The Valley products on show over there today.  I used one of my favourite Artpad images for my card

I used:
Image from Art Pad 9 - Party and Cake LOTV
Paper from Always and Forever 8x8 paper pad LOTV
Gemma and Clementine lace, dusky pink satin ribbon, 10mm rose and Stardust Stickles all from The Ribbon Girl

Monday, September 08, 2014

How to make the owl ...

Lots of people have asked how I made my owl so .......

Print the template image on an A4 piece of paper - it's upside down because I scanned it upside down and I can't work out how to turn it round :)

Cut the body shapes and wings from stiff card or several layers of thinner card glued together. Cover each of the body shapes and both sides of the wings with patterned paper. I used a different pattern for each pattern piece. Cut out two tummies and four eyes, ink the edges of everything with walnut distress ink and use a fine pen to draw faux stitching around the edges. Sandwich the wings between the body pieces and glue together. Adhere the tummy pieces and circles for the eyes and glue two black buttons on each side. Punch a hole at the top and thread through twine tied with rusty jingle bells. Cover wooden festive shaops with paper scraps and add tot he lengths of twine

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Exciting News!!!!!!

Hello, I have some very special and exciting news to share today ........................ Lili Of The Valley invited me to join their Design Team!!!! You would not believe how quickly I replied to their email and I've been sitting on this news for a few weeks because they asked me just before I was due to go on my holidays. 

So today I am sharing two projects, the first is also my card challenge project for The Ribbon Girl blog which is to add ribbon and uses one of the upcoming stamp release images from LOTV - my first sneak peak as a DT member :o)

For this card I coloured 'Halloween' with my Copics and I used papers from 'Snow Princess' 8x8 paper pad
I added Mauve Mist and Persian Lilac seambinding and Lavender openweave ribbon and a spider charm from Ribbon Girl

My second project is hanging in the Lili Of The Valley shop and it's made using all the patterns from the 8x8 paper pad Woodland Wishes

I used:
Woodland Wishes paper pad
Black buttons
Natural button twine
Christmas tree wooden shape

Monday, September 01, 2014

You Make My Heart Leap ...

I absolutely love this digital kit from Nitwit Collections. The papers and characters are gorgeous and the colours have *just* the right green and blue. 

FQB - On Nitwit Pond Collection

These are what I made using it, plus my can't live without Liquid Pearls and Stickles!