First for the year
I am sharing the first birthday card for the year with you, using, one of my favourite Lili of the Valley, LOTV stamps – Playing Golf. If you look at some of my past blogs, you will begin to understand why it is such a popular stamp.
I began by colouring in with Promarkers, framed it with paper which is meant to resemble grass – if you look close enough you can see small blades of grass. I then decided to try something new and layered the image onto a background which included a cut off from the cellophane used to wrap bouquets. Crafters never throw anything away!
As this is a first for this year, I am entering the card in the Lili of the Valley Facebook Challenge – Something New. I also wish to enter it in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge – Masculine and Paper Creator’s Crafts – Anything Goes
As an update, this card made the Top 5 in the Passion for Promarkers challenge.
I, like one of my friends has a birthday on the 14th July – so I should have no excuse and not forget her birthday. However, on many an occasion I have been making a card which is drying the night before a birthday. This time I have planned well ahead and tied it in with the Lili of the Valley Facebook July Challenge – Feature a Creature and entered it in to a new challenge I have never entered before – Paper Creators – Anything Goes.
I used the Balloon Bunny, coloured in using my faithful Promarkers Pens and made the layers using different shades of purple card in my stash. Circle was cut using the Spellbinders Grand, and the layering background was made using the cellophane from flower bouquet which I thought was a good way to add a bit of interest to the card along with a bit of ribbon.
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I regularly post cards that I make for friends and family. As this is my 35 Wedding Anniversary – who would believe it I wanted to make a quick card for my husband who loves all cards I make for him.
This one was made using another Lili of the Valley stamps, James the Bear, which this time I bought the digital download to use. Coloured him in using grey Promarkers and layered onto Nitwits backing paper.
Guilty as charged. I have not written for a while, but have been busy making cards. On this dull dreich day, I thought I would share this thank you card made for a friend. I thought that I would also enter it in to the Lili of the Valley March Challenge on Facebook.
Using the Cupcake stamp, I coloured in with Promarker pens, Nitwits paper background paper, spellbinders were used to cut the layers and paper flowers added to finish it off.
Hope you are having a sunnier warmer day than us. I promise that I will share more designs with you soon.
Lili of the Valley December Winter Challenge
I cannot believe that we are now in December. Where did the past year go? Christmas cards are being made as we speak, so I thought I would use the opportunity to use one of my favourite Lili of the Valley stamps, the cute Penguin which is no longer available to buy, to enter the December Challenge on Facebook. I was lucky enough to win back in June, which has encouraged me to challenge my imagination. Hope you like the result and fingers crossed.
LOTV November Facebook Challenge
Having entered the LOTV Facebook Monthly Challenge regularly, this was one that stretched my abilities. Having never made a card with specific colours, the LOTV Facebook November Challenge wanted to bring together colours to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. This time I did not have a card ready and waiting to fit the challenge so had to look through my paper stash to see what was available. I picked three different LOTV stamps as I was still not sure what the theme was going to be. I found Nitwits Polar paper which I though had all the colours I needed, background plain paper, Promarker pens and WOW Glitter. These would be perfect to make a Christmas Card using James the Bear with tinsel.
Hope you like the result.
LOTV James the Christmas Bear
Still cannot quite get in to the groove to make Christmas cards. Made one before, but saw the competition on Lili of the Valley Facebook Challenge which this time is Christmas. So I decided to enter (again)
I just love James the Bear – whether it is for a Birthday, Christmas or just a Get Well card. He is so cute. This one was made using Chilli Red ProMarker a tough of glitter and layered on to NitWit Polar Pals paper.
LOTV 60th Birthday Card
It has been some time since I added a card to the blog. I knew that I had a card that I wanted to make for someone special and lost my mojo. This card was the one that I eventually made for her 60th birthday for someone. It started out as one design, and then as it was for my friend, it was one of those ideas that I just didn’t feel happy with. Do you ever start of with an idea, then change midway as you do not feel that it is working, or the colour scheme or layout is not right?
Anyway after days of layout designs and recolouring Rosie, I finally settled on the current card, coloured with Promarker pens and layered onto paper background cut with Sue Wilson Shadow Dies. I hope you like
LOTV James and the Daisy
As you can see Lili of the Valley are one of my favourite stamp companies. Their stamps care so versatile and can be used on many different occasions. James is a friendly bear who just wants to give – and this time it is a daisy.
Coloured with Promarkers, the pink and black theme works quite well. I used some of my card stash, and using my Spellbinder square dies, cut out the layers for the 7 x 7″ Get Well card, for my sisters mother-in-law who fell and broke her hip.
Lili of the Valley Challenge
I love the fact that Lili of the Valley have a monthly challenge on their Facebook page. I was lucky enough to win in the June challenge, but want to enter this one for their August challenge.
Sending love was a card made using Promarkers to colour the bear and Nitwits papers used for the background.