Sunday, 31 October 2010

Is it Halloween or Christmas????

I know it's Hallowe'en today but as we don't do sending Hallowe'en cards here (Well I don't anyway, don't know about you!). as I'm gradually getting all my colouring made up into cards, I thought I'd share a Christmas card or two with you.

You have probably already realised that all the stamps are Lili of the Valley. I love these stamps. I believe in sending religious cards at Christmas so these get my vote for that and their cuteness.
The papers are Stampin Up and the vellums are Papermania.
The pretty snowflake ribbons came from  a local garden centre and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I think the last one is my favourite of the three. Wonder which you prefer!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Old Faithful and Red Robin

Now if you're not a local, you probably haven't got a clue what my title is all about, so I'd better tell you that these are the nicknames of our two local rugby league teams. I've made two cards using a Lili of the Valley stamp to display both team's colours. I am a supporter of one of them but only in spirit these days. I used to go to all the matches (including away ones) in my dim and distant youth.
So these are for all you Hull Kngston Rovers and Hull FC fans out there!

All cardstock, papers and ribbons are Stampin'Up.

Thanks for the visit,

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

For Freya

Having just spent the best part of the weekend at the caravan stamping and colouring lots of Lili of the Valley images, I thought I'd better start to convert some of them to cards. So here's the first which was commissioned by a lady from church for her great niece, Freya's 1st birthday.

The card colours are WW and Pretty in Pink, the papers are from Sweet Pea DSP and the Love Stories Scrappin kit and I have used the eyelet border punch down the edge.

Hopefully, I'll be posting more later in the week.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 16 October 2010

LOTV Challenge

Here's this week's challenge over at Lili of the Valley which I've managed to find time to have a go at this week.

So here's my humble effort, although I was quite pleased with how it turned out, even if I do say so myself!

The stamp is LOTV of course - cute ain't it? And there's a selection of new and old Stampin' Up stock.
Old cardstock - Taken With Teal ( How sad am I that this one's been discontinued?)
Old DS paper - Sweet pea
NEW - gorgeous Scallop trim border punch
NEW - scrumptious Marina Mist satin ribbon
Ever faithful - word window punch and Basic Phrases sentiment stamp
The flowers are Wild Orchid and the leaves were punched using the Two-Step Bird punch

Thanks for popping by today,

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Made from leftovers

I was looking through my box of leftover bits and pieces the other day and came across a bag full of stamped and punched flowers. So this is what I quickly made with them. The punch was Martha Stewart and the cardstock is all Stampin' Up, although most of the colours have now retired.

And yesterday my clever daughter designed these lovely Christmas cards. The phgotos don't do them justice as they are really quite elegant and sophisticated and the gems on the antlers are stunning.

Thanks for taking the time to look,