Sunday, January 25, 2015

Birthday Wishes ...

The new challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog is 'seeing spots' and this is the card I made for it. Pop over to check out the rest of the Design Team, we have two fabulous prizes from Magnolia and The Ribbon Girl


I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Microdot satin ribbon, 10mm pale pink roses and white Liquid Pearls from The Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders, MFT and Tonic Studios dies
A cutesey little sentiment tag stamp and Country Meadow paper pad from LOTV


Thursday, January 22, 2015

You Make My Heart Flip ...

Hello, I am back again with another sneak peek of a new stamp from LOTV, this little fella is called 'Pancake Day' and he is totally scrummy :)



I used 'Pancake Boy' rubber stamp from LOTV (released January 31st)
Ricrac, ribbon, heart pin and heart dangles from The Ribbon Girl
October Afternoon paper and Martha Stewart border punch
The sentiment was printed from my computer


 Before I go have you seen these - can't wait for all these stamps to be released - they are gorgeous!!




Monday, January 19, 2015

LOTV Sneak Peek ...

I'm back to share a sneak of a new Lili Of The Valley stamp due to be released on Saturday January 31st. 
I made something different today - a hanging decoration (inspired by what I have been seeing on Pinterest and by the lovely Christmas decoration my friend Jean made me for Christmas) using half of a clear acrylic bauble (the type that come in two halves and clip together)


This stamp is called In Love and it's just so sweet, I couldn't wait to colour it in and it would make a great Valentine, Engagement or Anniversary project :)


I used:
True Love stamp (released 31.1.15), papers from the Bonnets and Bowties paper pad and a tiny tag stamp from Set 24 Sentiment Tags all from Lili Of The Valley
Spotty organza ribbon, Ruffle edge ribbon, Dewdrops, Liquid Pearls and a Diamante Heart embellishment all from The Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders, MFT and Tonic Studios dies


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ribbon Girl Challenges Are Back ...

The Ribbon Girl blog has started up it's challenges once again now that everyone has had a well deserved rest over Christmas and New Year and it's a colour challenge this week ... PINK! my favourite :) We're sponsored by Marianne Designs and The Ribbon Girl this week

I used:
Lacey edged pink check ribbon, daisy guipure lace, natural hemp twine, pink heart pin and star dangle beads all from The Ribbon Girl
Jenny Bear Artpad image, Country Meadow paper pad and Pretty Grungy sentiment stamp from LOTV


Monday, January 12, 2015

You're Lovely ...

I got some new stamps! I've had my eye on these little beauties from LOTV for a long time and on Saturday they landed on my doormat so I just had to have a little play with them and with some of the new ribbons that the Ribbon Girl has in too



I used:
Pretty Grungy Sentiment stamps (Good Times) from LOTV
Pastel Dreams and Country Meadow 8x8 paper pads from LOTV
Aqua daisy and sage green lace edge ribbons, natural hemp twine and dangly beads from Pretty Little  Bottles - Jewel and Pearl

**I LOVE these Pretty Little Bottles from The Ribbon Girl!








Friday, January 09, 2015

Up, Up & Away ...

I've been missing from blogland for a while due to a broken laptop but I've now got a shiny new Macbook and I'm back in the game again and here to share my latest paper project for Lili Of The Valley


I made this lovely hot air balloon using papers from the Up, Up & Away and Pastel Dreams paper pads and the basket was made by weaving strips of the solids from Always and Forever the gingham ribbon and pompom trim are from The Ribbon Girl

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


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Glad Tidings ...

I made this card using one of the more traditional artpad images from Lili Of The Valley

I used:
Image - Artpad # 34 Christmas Eve
Sentiment - set#75 Christmas Wishes
Embellishments - honey gold satin ribbon, tiny gold liberty bell, gold poinsettia flower all from The Ribbon Girl

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cowboy Cards ...

I made these cards using the FQB Lil' Tumbleweeds Collection from Nitwit Collections - it is such a cute collection and perfect for little boys cards and parties

FQB - Lil' Tumbleweeds Collection