Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LOTV Blog Hop ...

We're having a super Blog Hop today on all the LOTV blogs to celebrate a new release of stamps and paper pads (in the shop on Saturday 22nd November and online 24th November).  There will be  prizes of a full set of the stamps and a set of the new paper pads too so get hopping!!

I used:
You're A Star stamp coloured with Copics
Pastel Dreams paper pad
Faux Diamante trim, satin ribbon, star diamante buckle slide and stickles from The Ribbon Girl
MFT scallop dies

Join in by visiting each blog on the list leaving a comment as you go, the winners will be announced on Friday evening
Andrea - that's me!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A girlie birthday card ...

A girlie birthday card with a pop out centre for today's challenge over at Papertake Weekly - you must check out the fabulous girlie cards by the design team - well worth a visit!

I used the new 'Snow Princess' papers from Lili of the Valley and the numbers in the center were cut from sparkly glitter card

I added some 16mm orchid satin ribbon, a 15mm clear diamante embellishment, shiny lilac twine with a couple of crystal beads tied on the ends

My flower arrangement includes WOC lilac roses, a purple rose from the Deep Purple floribunda rose pack, purple/white beaded berries, a lilac beaded twirl and a gorgeous lilac 'Princess' pin

Ribbon, flowers, diamante, shiny twine, Princess pin all from

I hope you will be able to join us over at Papertake Weekly - we would love to see your projects! and there is a nice prize of a £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl - just in time for Christmas :-)

Andrea xx

Sunday, November 16, 2014

LOTV Sneak Peek ...

I'm back with another sneak peek of the new LOTV stamps, they'll be released next weekend!!

I used:
Baby Rabbit stamp - coming soon to LOTV!
Country Meadow paper pad (LOTV)
Lace, ribbon, pearl trim, 10mm roses, pins (tinted with Copics) from The Ribbon Girl
Tonic scalloped dies and La La Land banner die

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LOTV Sneak Peeks ...

Today I'm sharing a sneak peek of one of the new stamps from LOTV, they're being released on the website and at the Christmas Open Day on November 22nd

I have been really drawn to rosettes and badges recently - isn't Pinterest a marvelous invention for inspiring creativity and wasting several hours of the day!!

I used the new stamp 'Baby Balloon' and it is perfect for new baby cards and birthday cards and could be for a boy or girl - I love versatile images :)

I used:
Baby Balloon rubber stamp and Candles and Cake paper from Lili Of The Valley
Spotted Grosgrain, my favourite red and white Saddlestitch, Gingham and Pencil stripe ribbons, tiny ricrac, top stitch thread and Glossy Accents all from The Ribbon Girl
Lawn Fawn word die, Spellbinders circle dies and a Hobbycraft star punch for the sparkly silver paper 

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Ribbon Girl Challenge ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .... well at least it is over at The Ribbon Girl blog because the challenge this week is a Christmas card Lovely Lili Challenge. There are two lovely prizes from LOTV and The Ribbon Girl

I used:
Saddlestitch ribbon
Stardust Stickles
Red princess pin - coming soon to The Ribbon Girl
LOTV Artpad image (#15 Furry Christmas)

These Princess pins are gorgeous - can't wait to get some more from the Ribbon Girl, they'll have them in stock later in the week

Before I go, just a reminder of the next open day at LOTV

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Card Challenge at The Ribbon Girl ...

It's a Christmas Card challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog with two fabulous prizes from The Ribbon Girl and Lili Of The Valley

I used:
Red and white saddlestitch ribbon
Red and white gingham ribbon
Silver glitter velvet
Silver Glacier ribbon
Diamante angel hanging charm
A crystal trinket pin
Stardust stickles

Image from a LOTV Artpad (#15 Furry Christmas)

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Howdy Cowgirl! ...

I love this little cowgirl stamp from Lili Of The Valley

I've used her to make a rosette style hanging and matched the stamp up with lovely papers from LOTV and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl

I used:
'Lasso' stamp coloured with Inktense Pencils (LOTV)
Pressed In Time papers (LOTV)
Faux Hessian (Ribbon Girl)
Cream satin ribbon (Ribbon Girl)
Button, Hemp twine and pearl beads (Ribbon Girl)
Star pins (Ribbon Girl)
Basic Grey alphabet stickers