Lili of the Valley Cards

I got some Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp sets for Christmas and totally loved them so went back last week and bought some more of their other cute little girlie stamps and these are a couple of 7 x 5 inch cards I made with them today.

This first card is for The Sweet Stop's Sketch Challenge #195, Inky Chicks Challenge #2 to use the bingo grid to choose your elements (I chose die cuts, image and flowers) and for Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #253 Out of the World, to use something not of this world. I think mermaids qualify for that!


Recipe:

Stamps: Little Mermaid Friends, Vintage Labels - Just To Say both from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore (Retired), Rainbow Sherbet DSP (Retired) all from SU, Copics Express It Blending Card

Inks: Tempting Turquoise from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Dotted Scallop Punch both from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Frosted Lace Stickles, Paper Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

My next card is for Sketch Saturday's Challenge #243, F4A143 to use something warm and fuzzy (I used felt to make my roses and that's warm and fuzzy!) Cupcake Crafts Challenge #226 to create a scene (ok so mine was mostly on the stamp, but I did attempt to do the grass and sky, although I do definitely need to practise my skies much more! I used some of my new patterned papers from Lili of the Valley for this one as well and these are gorgeous!


Recipe:

Stamps: Emma Swing, Vintage Labels - Just To Say both from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Pale Plum, Sage Shadow both retired from SU, Copics Express It Blending Card, Nitwits Promises Patterned Papers from Lili of the Valley

Inks: Sage Shadow (Retired) from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Felt from Hobbycraft, Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics from MFT, Tender Leaves Dies from memory Box, Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon from SU

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by!

The Richness of Red

I never use to really like red, either for my cards or clothes, but lately I have been wearing a lot more red and using red more on my cards too. I suppose Christmas and Valentines helps with that too!

My first card is for Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #163 to use something old and something new. My olds are several - my image was coloured in absolutely ages ago but never used, my ribbon is a few years old as well and the gold swirly papers I used on my lanterns is also a few years old. My new things are my Love Story papers from Echo Park which I bought just after Christmas but hadn't used and the greeting came from a new PTI stamp set that arrived on Monday! This card is also for Friday MashUp's Challenge #94 to make a Chinese New Year Card (oops I used a birthday greeting!) and to use the faux Chinese lantern technique, which I kind of did on my mini lanterns. Now I know sweet Sakura is probably meant to be Japanese, but I couldn't decide so thought she would work for this one.


Recipe:

Stamps: Sakura from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Quilled Elegance from PTI

Papers: Real red, Basic Black both from SU, Copic X-Press It Smooth Blending Card,  Love Story Patterned Papers from Echo Park, Scrummy, Yummy papers from Craftwork Cards

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers

Accessories: Ribbon from old stash, Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Edgers Dies #4 from PTI

My next card is for Mojo Monday's Challenge #277 for the sketch and Make It Monday's Challenge #101 to use Layered Embossing. Just had to use my new Quilled Elegance on this one - love this stamp set!


Recipe:

Stamps: Quilled Elegance, Fancy Flourishes both from PTI

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake all from SU

Ink: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Versamark all from SU

Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (Retired), Whisper White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Neutrals Buttons all from SU, Brads from stash

And that's all for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Flowers and Butterflies

Just a couple of cards I made this weekend with some flowers and some butterflies - simples!!!

This first card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #4 for January and Color Throwdown's Challenge #226 to use these gorgeous colours - perfect for 2-step stamping, although I don't have any 2 step stamping leaves from Verve so just did the flowers and added the other green elsewhere. Love how this one came out.


And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Tag Time, Thoughtful Florals, Fancy Florals Remixed, Bloom and Grow all from Verve Stamps
Paper: Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Whisper White all from SU
Ink: Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery all from SU
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon both from SU, Tagged Rectangle Die from Verve Stamps, Decorative Labels 8 from Spellbinders

My next card is for SC420 for the sketch and CC410 to use Soft Suede, Calypso Coral and Pool Party. I fancied doing some butterflies and came up with this!


Recipe:

Stamps: Quilled Elegance from PTI
Paper: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Shop DSP (Retired) all from SU
Ink: Soft Suede from SU
Accessories: Woodgrain Embossing Folder from Craft Concepts, Beautiful Butterflies Dies, Double Ended Banner Die from PTI, Buttons from Stash, Everyday Enchantment Brads (Retired) from SU

And that's all for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Mostly White Papertrey

Just a couple of mostly white cards I made this weekend. As you all know I don't do CAS cards very often nor very well, so these were both a struggle for me as I wanted to add more - more colour, more layers, more embellies, just more, more, more, but I do really like how they both came out even if they are not my usual style!

This first card is not one I especially enjoyed making because of the reason, but fitting all the same. Aimes, who runs the A Passion for Papertrey blog with Kate and Caryn has had some sad news recently so this card goes out to her! Sending Aimes lots of big hugs! This card is for A Passion for Papertrey's black and white challenge, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use a bow and Viva La Verve's Sketch #5 for January. Not sure if you can see on the photo but I impressed the card front as well so it has a lovely soft texture to it.


Recipe:

Stamps: Over Under Easy, Think Big Favorites #3 both from PTI
Paper: Stampers Select White from PTI
Ink: Basic Black from SU
Accessories: Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired) from SU, Damask Designs Impression Plate from PTI

My next card is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #150 for the sketch and Play Date Café's Challenge #166 to use these gorgeous colours. I thought I would go with a little blackboard style using some of my new PTI stamps!

 

And here's my card.


Recipe:

Stamps: Signature Greetings, Over Under Easy both from PTI
Paper: Glorious Green (Retired), Basic Black, Whisper White all from SU
Ink: Versamark, Whisper White both from SU
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder both from SU, Labels 23 Nestabilities, Candy Ribbon Border Die from Memory Box

And that's all for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

A Couple of Quick Thank Yous

Just a couple of quick thank you cards I made this weekend.

This first card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #2 for January and Create with Connie and Mary's Challenge #236 to use the gorgeous colour combo below. My sentiment was a little too small for the Labels Framelit so I cut it apart, stuck it back together so it was smaller, curved the middle edges, drew round it all, cut it out and now it fits perfectly! Love how you can chop die cuts up and rearrange them to fit what you want!


And here's my card.


Recipe:


I used the same thank you sentiment from the gorgeous Perfectly Penned SU set for this card for Inkspirational's Challenge #4 for the sketch and ColourQ's Challenge #173 to use these lovely soft colours. Thought I would pull out my retired Spiced Paisley set for this one as well as I haven't used it in a while and I was feeling inspired by that pretty skirt!

 

And here's my card.


Recipe:


And that's all for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by.

Calendar Page for February

I did my next calendar page today - this one's for February and I just had to go with lots and lots of Valentine's hearts and the gorgeous Queen of Hearts from Saturated Canary for their challenge #35 to be inspired by a movie. Well mine just had to be Alice in Wonderland, although my Queen of Hearts is way cuter than Helena Bonham-Carter's version!


I also made a stand from Crumb Cake cardstock to hang all my calendar pages too. It did need reinforcing a bit on the inside as it has already got a little too heavy for its size (It's an 8x8 inch calendar), but might need even more when I finish the other months' pages off.

Recipe:


And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Digi Doodle Studios New Release Inspiration Post

Good afternoon and welcome to my DT post for this month's new releases from Digi Doodle Studios. For my inspiration project, I have us...