Thursday, 25 September 2008

Welcome LOTV 1st Challenge

Well D- Day is here for The lili of the valley challenge blog, a special thankyou to Jacqui for all her hard work in getting it set up, We have a fabulous Design team to inspire you all, and I do hope you will be able to join in, in the first few we have kept it open to use any other products as well as lili of the valley products so it gives everyone a chance to join in on the fun!!!

without further ado, here is the first challenge,...

WELCOME


Now this could be Welcome Baby, Welcome to your New Home, Welcome back or any other occasion when a welcome card would be appreciated. We look forward to seeing your interpretation of the theme. There is a fantastic prize on offer to one lucky person picked at random next Thursday which has been donated by Laila & Lisa.


This week's prize is
The LOTV Cute Rocking horse stamp with Backing Papers and Greetings to match... Check out the blog for the prize, is fabulous...

Here is my Team card, I kept it quick and simple as I have been so busy, I didn't want to miss the first challnge, But i think you will agree it's rather nice, even if I say so myself.. I coloured the image in promarkers from Secret crafters, they are smashing and I am getting quite addicted to them, thanks to Caz.... Stamp and backing papers are of course from Lili of the valley....


Wednesday, 24 September 2008

The Secret crafter

How lucky am I, I have been asked to join the design team for The Secret crafter, it feels like a reunion for me, as I know a few of the design team, and what a talented bunch they are so I said yes, I am looking forward to the first Challenge, my I am gonna be busy aren't I....
Here are the details and a link to the challenge blog...


We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our new challenge blog Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.This blog is an addition to the shop and Forum on Secret Crafter.We will be posting our first challenge on Saturday 4th October which will be a sketch layout designed by Jane.We would love you to spread the word ready for the launch and details are on the right about a great prize at the end of each month.Please feel free to pick up our blinkie and add to your blogs!While you are waiting go and have a lookey at our Design Teams Blogs (links on the right of the blog)

Lili of the Valley Challenge update

Challenge Update

Thursday 25th September

A date for your diary, We will be posting our First Challenge on Thursday 25th September.
This is the official Lili Of The Valley Challenge blog with prizes supplied by Laila and Lisa themselves, they are looking forward to seeing all your fantastic creations. We hope you will join us in the first challenge.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Yayyyy!!! Another new Challenge blog!!

I have been asked to be on the Design Team for Lili of the valleys Challenge blog as a well as for there website Design Team, I am really proud that they have asked me, and although very busy at the minute, I endevour not to let them down in the challenges..

Please do pop over to Lili of the Valley's blog HERE and see whats going on, when the Challenges start and what the theme is.... and ultimately i hope you can join in on the fun too!!!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Lily of the valley.......

Hello everyone, sorry for no blogging, am tied up with various commissions and feel like I am chasing me tale at the mo!!

So whilst I have been tied up and not able to show :(((( I can show some cards I made for Lili of the valleys create and craft show as it were televised on Monday mroning, I was well pleased to see two cards on the counter and this time saw most of mine, lol it were like playing spot the card with Paul as I showed him what i made before sending them off, I didn't make too many this time, I just couldn't seem to find enough hours to make them all the mag stuff has come all at once and the deadlines within days of each other, but hey enough of me gabble...

Oh before i show, just to say belated birthday wishes to Paula and Heidi do check their blogs terrific cards you will find...









Sunday, 7 September 2008

Long awaited birthday blog candy...

well folks am sorry for the long awaited blog candy , I put it all away safe then couldn't find it...:((((

well I said I would pick two crafters for this candy, and the winners are, Liz from Crimson Moon and Justine from Just Crafty..
Congrats Ladies if ya can email me your addy's that blog candy will finally be on it's way....

Bigs thanks to everyonelse who joined in on my blog candy....

Friday, 5 September 2008

Cards & Crafts for christmas...

Volume 2 of the above is out now on sale in W H Smith's.

I am really pleased as I have a big article in their, that considering the very short notice i got came out particularly well under the circumstances..

I was asked to do gift writing set with box, 8 cards and 5 tree decorations...

For the decorations I used nestabilites, and the Amuse Elzybells Na designs... these little fellas are just too cute..

I was asked to use blue silver and white and that all items including papers were to be current. well i thought i were stomped until i remembered i had the Pink petticoat christmas design CD.... WHHHOOOPEEE!!!

I used cuttlebug nesting hearts die to cut out chipboard hearts, everything had to be of a stamping orientation... so I painted the hearts with paint dabers and embossed them using a flourish stamp and clear embossing powder...

Other than stated the rest of the stash I got from Craftsulove...

Although the mag is £5.99 there are some stunning stuff in there 177 projects....
A worthwhile buy if i might say so myself...





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