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Saturday 30 November 2013

CAS Christmas card

It's my last week as Sketch Saturday's guest designer for November - it's been fun using their sketches and this week I made a very CAS Christmas card using a simple snowflake punched border from glitter cardstock and a sentiment from the Lili of the Valley Christmas Handwritten sentiments...

I'm going to make a lot more of these using different coloured glittered cardstock - my Christmas cards are going to be finished off in no time!

I'm off now but I'll be back tomorrow - see you then!


Friday 29 November 2013

Bellarific Friday time!

Please scroll down for my There She Goes and
Lili of the Valley posts (there are prizes to be won!)

It's Bellarific Friday!  Here is my card using the dragonflies are from the Em's Lantern Flowers set...

I just love those delicate little things and how they add a touch of elegance.  I used Prima paper and my Stampin' Up embossing folder for some texture.

Next week's Bellarific Friday is the theme of winter - yep, I need to get another Christmas card made so I'm up for that!


Last day of the There She Goes November release sneak peeks!

Please scroll down for my Lili of the Valley
new release blog hop post!

It's the last day of new November There She Goes release and today we are showcasing designs by the lovely and talented Torico.


Torico has created three new sets this month - Merry Christ-moose set that includes a total of 18 stamps, a matching called Nice Rack with a little bit naught set of sentiments and a totally gorgeous
set of Nordic Borders.
Here's a treat box I made with the Nordic Borders set...

Ack!!  I love love love this set!!!  And here is my next Trendsetter make using the Merry Christ-moose set...

This set is so much fun and the sentiments are perfect!

Okay, that is it for the new release sneak peeks!  The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, November 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

I'm off now but I'll be back later with my Bellarific Friday Babe post - ttfn!


Lili of the Valley new release blog hop!

We’re having a Lili of the Valley blog hop today to celebrate the launch of our new baby stamps.
And not only that but we are holding our biggest ever sale giving you a massive 20% off Lili of the Valley products* on the website and also in our shop on Saturday at the Christmas party! 
And the new stamps will be included in the sale too!  You won’t be able to order them until Monday however you will get a 20% discount on the brand new stamps too!!
The website sale starts from midday (UK time) on Monday 2nd December for 24 hours
The 10 new babies will be available to buy in the shop on Saturday and then on the website from midday Monday 2nd .  So, just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card - there are hidden prizes along the way!!
If you're already on the hop, you should have arrived here from lovely Lou and you now need to hop off to sweet Moni.  If you get lost along the way, here is the list over at the blog here.
So without further ado, here is my DT make using one of the very sweet Girls Shoes set...
Ack, so cute!  I also used sweet papers from the Perfect Pair paper pad and used a sentiment from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases set.
Thanks for visiting and hope you like my tag.  Check out all the deets over at the LOTV blog here!

Thursday 28 November 2013

There She Goes Be Merry Blog Hop Challenge!

It's day three of the new November There She Goes release!  Today we are showing the new set by Danielle Lounds called Be Merry.


Here is my Trendsetter make...

Not a great photo - just couldn't get it right!  You can't see it very well but this card really sparkles!  There is glitter on the paper and on the snowflakes and text too - it's so pretty in real life!

I'll be back tomorrow with the last day of the sneak peeks!


Wednesday 27 November 2013

There She Goes 'Tis The Season Blog Hop Challenge!

It's day two of the new November There She Goes release!  Today we are showing off the new 'Tis The Season set by Wendy Leach...

Here is my make...

I love this dinky penguin!  Perfect for a Christmas pressie tag!  I used Doodlebug papers and finished it off simply with some gingham ribbon with a button tied to it using twine.

Check out more inspiration from this set and also get the deets on how you can win it here!


Vote for Lili of the Valley!

Exciting news - the Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire blog and stamp range have both been nominated for an award!!
They have been shortlisted for the 2014 British Craft Awards and what we would love you all to do is to  visit, click on the vote in craft categories and then vote for Lili of the Valley in 'Most Inspirational Craft Blog' and 'Stamp Range You Couldn't Resist'  It would be amazing if they won, especially when it’s voted for by you, the lovely customers.
Thank you!

More Christmas makes!

It's time for a CC Designs November release review and today I have a card using Roberto's Rascals Cocoa Cuddles Rubber Stamp and AmyR Stamps Christmas Sentiments II...

This is such a sweet stamp!  Definitely warms the heart!  I also made another treat box and lollipop holder (love filling these with sweets!) using C.C. Cutters Christmas Accessories Die and
C.C. Cutters Presents Die...

You can check out more DT inspiration over at the blog here.  I'll be back later with my There She Goes DT post - see ya then!


Tuesday 26 November 2013

There She Goes Dare To Jump blog hop challenge!

It's that time of the month when we showcase the new November There She Goes release!  Today we are showing the new Dare To Jump set - I think this set is perfect for kids and teenagers.

Here's a card I made for my nephew...

And I love that sentiment too!  I must say that I'm rubbish at skiing, much prefer snowboarding although I don't really have the energy for it anymore!

So, check out more inspiration from this set and also get the deets on how you can win it here!


Saturday 23 November 2013

Balloon buddy

Hi everyone!  I'm here today with my Lili of the Valley DT card using the very sweet Balloon Bunny...

So adorable!  I used my Quickutz embossing folder and papers from the LOTV Bonnets and Bowties pad.  And as their November guest designer, I used this week's new Sketch Saturday sketch...

I hope you can play along too!  Check out all the deets here for how to join in and win.  I'm off to do my Saturday chores but I'll see you again soon.  Thanks for visiting!


Friday 22 November 2013

Wine bottle tag for my MIL

Yes, here I am again today!  Nothing all week, then three posts in one day - whew!  I'm here now with my Bellarific Friday creation and this week we had a photo to get inspiration from.  I went for some of the colours and made this wine bottle tag that is going to my MIL...

The photo isn't very good but it looks fab on the wine bottle!  I used Em's Lantern Flowers and the Eclectic Mini Checker stamp for some texture in the background.  I finished it off with some simple ribbon and a bow.

The next Bellarific Friday is this sketch...

Send your creations to Em by next Thursday for a chance to win some Bella Bucks!  I'm off now but I'll be back tomorrow - ttfn!


There She Goes Again time - winter fun!

This week over at There She Goes we have been showcasing three "classic" stamp sets from the store and today the Trendsetters have made new cards using Wonderful Winter Wishes, Season's Greetings and Penguin Pals.  I decided to make tag using Wonderful Winter Wishes...

This is going on my friend's Christmas present - she has a little girl so I know she will love this!

Check out more new creations using these classic sets here and there's still time to join in with our current challenge of Winter Fun for a chance to win a TSG gift certificate!

I'll be back later with my Bellarific Friday DT post - see you then!


Saturday 16 November 2013

Little boy birthday wishes

Hi everyone!  I'm here today with my Lili of the Valley DT card using the very sweet Party Pup - Christmas Card and as I'm the Sketch Saturday guest for November I used their sketch for inspiration...

Of course, this puppy isn't just for Christmas!  I made him for my nephew's birthday.  I also used papers from the LOTV Petal Fresh pad and a Nesties die for the silver star.  The border die I used is by My Favorite Things.

I'm off now to write Christmas cards and wrap presents - yes, really!


Friday 15 November 2013

Tra la la la!

Okay, this really is my last post for today - I promise!  A new All Dressed Up fortnightly challenge has started today and this week's theme is ribbon and/or lace.  I went for both!  And the design team are using the two new release digis in store today and I used the very sweet Tra La La La...

I love these little fellas!!  I used Zoe Pearn digi papers, my Quickutz snowflake embossing folder and Doodlebug rub on letters for the sentiment.

Check out all the deets on the blog here - hope you get a chance to join in for a chance to win your own All Dressed Up digi!



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