Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lilli of the Valley - 116

The theme for this weeks Lilli of the Valley challenge is 'Warm and Cozy' and I think this little girl fits that description, all wrapped up against the Winter weather. The way the temperatures are dropping I can see that it will not be long until we all are wearing our Winter coats. I suppose we can not complain especially when we realise that there are only 67 days until Christmas!

The image is called 'Christmas Candle' and I have coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The 'fur' on her hat I have enhanced with glitter to add some sparkle. The gold brocade card that I have used as a base and to mount the image and sentiment comes from my stash as does the red card and the ribbons. The large Poinsettia flower has been given its own make over . I took it apart, glittered with Glamour Dust and reassembled it using a jewelled brad instead of the yellow stamens it came with. The sentiment is from Craftworks Cards and the Holly paper is from Papermania's Christmas Time pack.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

I just wanted to show you the wonderful selection of flowers I received from Wild Orchid Crafts for winning the Lili of the Valley Challenge. I have been using flowers and other embellishments from WOC for some time and these blooms will be appearing on my cards quite soon.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Wild Orchid Challenge - Week 33

I am getting back into the swing now and am managing to make more cards. I don't know if it is all the drugs, the physio or if I am just getting used to working around things I can not do. But whatever it is I am grateful that at last I can do more than just watch TV all day!

The Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week is 'Make is Sparkle with Stars' and I have made the above card to enter. I am loving the new LOTV stamps and this is yet another one 'Three Little Angels', however these little cuties look as though they could be a wee bit naughty on the quiet.

I coloured the image with Flexmarkers and Promarkers and distressed the edge with gold ink. I added little star gems to their halo's rather than colouring them but they have not shown up too well in this photo. the backing paper is from the Memory Box 'Yuletide' collection and the sentiment is from Craftworks Crafts. The tree is cut using a Marianne Die and I have embellished it with flatback gems from my stash. The pink and gold ribbons and the pink star brads are also from my stash.

All the flowers and the gold berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The large Hellebore started life as a plain white but I took it apart, glittered the petals and put it back together again. The Carnations have a touch of pink glitter on the very tip of their petals but again the glitter has not shown up too well in the photo.

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Saturday, 1 October 2011

ABC Challenge

I got a real boost to my confidence this week when the card in my previous post that I entered in the LOTV Challenge was picked as a 'winner'. After all I have been going through with my hands it is nice to know that I can still make a decent card. Well, onto this post's card. The ABC Challenges have started again and the theme for this one is 'A for Anything Goes' so I am entering the above card.

The image is another from the latest release from Lili of the Valley, this one is "Angelic Harp" and I have coloured it with a mixture of Promarkers and Flexmarkers. I used a Sakura glitter pen on her wings but that does not show up in the photo. The backing paper is from the Papermania 'Joyeux Noël' paper pack and the music vellum is from my stash. The Rose, Carnation, Cherry Blossoms and gold berries are all from Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Cardwork Crafts and the ribbon is from my stash.

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