Saturday, 20 November 2010

Lili of the Valley & a do-over ;)

Hi everyone. I hope you're all having a wonderful Saturday. Mine has been busy busy busy as always but I somehow managed to squeeze in a little crafty time ;) 

Well after my little blunder on Thursday with my snow-less card for PaperPlay's Let it Snow challenge I just HAD to make another, lol. I broke out one of the super sweet LOTV stamps that I bought at the NEC - James Bear in the Snow - perfect!! I also opened AND cut... wait for it... my Figgy Pudding!!! This paper line still makes me warm and fuzzy inside :D

so here is my do-over, lol - and it's got snow!!!

I followed the sketch on Friday Sketchers and Lili of the Valley Challenges asked for Glitter and Glitz this week so I used "Crystal Ice" ice stickles to make my card sparkle like you would not believe - I almost had to wear sunglasses to finish it off ;) To embellish I used a selection of Wild Orchid Craft flowers and I did not hold back on the pearls... lol.



I also made a card this week for the Whiff of Joy bi-monthly Guest DT Call. Every 2mths, on the 16th, Katharina holds a guest call for one week. I really love these stamps and figured I'd give it a shot... Nothing ventured, eh?

The image I used is one I bought last Christmas and it's called Henry Mouse Holding Christmas Wreath. Such a cheeky looking fella :) I coloured him using copic sketch markers. For a change I didn't put ANY stickles on my card, the papers, which are My Mind's Eye "I Believe", have a touch of glitter in them and I think it's all it needed. To cut out and matt the image I used octagon and scalloped octagon nestabilities.

I cut the banner out with WOJ's Pennants die and used Waltzing Mouse's Victorian Alphabet stamps with Bundled Sage distress ink to do the JOY. The flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid. The little piece of lace peeking out at the bottom is from my stash.

Copics used: 
E35, 33, 31, 30
R29, 27, 24
G85, 82, 24
Y11, 02

Well that's it from me for today. I'm off now to start dinner. Then it's bath time for the kiddos - oh the joys.. lol.

Have a great Saturday :)


Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW WOW WOW - These are both such Fabby cards! I just love your coloring style, and your colors on everything really pop. Absolutely Stunning Creations.

Polly Pierce said...

Wot no stickles?! And you actually managed to bring yourself to cut into your Figgy Pudding?! Whatever next? Georgeous cards Sandie...

Polly Pierce said...

Wot no stickles?! And you actually managed to bring yourself to cut into your Figgy Pudding?! Whatever next? Georgeous cards Sandie...

CraftyC said...

What gorgeous cards Sandie, hope you get the DT spot, your cards are always beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge and thanks again for helping me out. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Sandie these two are awesome what beautiful designs, papers, colours and images there is so much creativity and inspiration here which I love.
Lorraine x

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards Sandie, they are both soo gorgeous I just can't decide which one I like best :)

Hope you're having a great weekend.

crafty amy said...

Oh my gosh they are 2 amazing cards! I adore your colouring and the way you used the embelishments :D
Good luck with the GDT call.


Amy xx

Cordine said...

Beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

Wow! These cards are absolutely stunning!! Just love them!!
Alicia xx

Scrappinmum said...

WAIT!! Figgy and I Believe in one post!!!! W O W. : D
Love them both. I needs me some "I believe" LOL But I still have loads of Figgy.
Oh ho wwe need to book me a trip so we can play. Think I can pack all my goodies in 2 checked bags? LOL

Katharina Frei said...

A wonderful entiry card Sandie. Love the color combo and what you did with the pennant die.
Katharina x

Nana said...

Congratulation on the GD spot, Sandie! Your cards are stunning!
hugs Nana

Victoria said...

well done congratulatiosn hun x

Scrappy Mel said...

Love your paper selections. Especially the first, but I am a sucker for those cute LOTV bears.
Very nice cards.