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Friday 30 March 2012

Cinnamon Sugar

I have had these Papermania papers for quite a while and when I bought my latest Cottage Cutie I just saw her in turquoise green.

She is cut with Spellbinders labels 18 and classic ovals. The sentiment is a LOTV 'Greetings Postmark', Flowers as usual are from WOC.

Ribbon, pearls, brad, gems and beaded stickpin are from my stash.  Buttlerflies are a 'Joy Craft; die, and leaves are a MS punch.

thought I would show the inside for a change.

She is coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils with a little chalk added to the background.

I am entering her at Bell's and Whistle's challenge 'Butterflies'  (I did actually add some this time)
and at Promarkers challenge 'Bead it',

Hope you like her and thanks for looking
Eileen x

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Rosie with presents

Another stamp from Harrogate. Again a pink card but this time a little more dusky than pretty pink. I have used LOTV's 'Rosie with presents'.

My backing paper is from Nitwits, I just love those papers, main image and leaves cut with Spellbinders. Flowers from WOC ribbon and twine from Sam Poole Creative studios and corner, pearls and button from my stash.

She is coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils. Tattered rose distress ink to the edges and Stardust stickles to flowers, hairband and pompoms.

I am entering her in LOTV's National Craft Month challenge week 4 and Simon Says Stamp 'Anything goes' challenge.

Thank you for looking
Eileen x

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Picked Sweet

Again a change in colours today and a new stamp, again from Harrogate, lol, I did buy a few.
This one is 'Picked Sweet' by Elizabeth Bell. Spring is the theme and it definately is that here today.

My theme was lilac and lemon with touch of yellow thown in.

I used Spellbinders Grand Squares and Heart Squares. Paper and pearls from my stash. Flowers from WOC, leaves are a Crealies die.

She is colourd with Promarkers and Prisma pencils.  I added the background with chalks and a tiny little Stickles stardust to the butterfly.

I am entering her in the Joanna Sheen challenge 'Spring is in the air' and the Bells and Whistles challenge 'Butterflies' (I know there is only one tiny one on it, but it is there :))

Thank you for looking
Eileen x

Monday 26 March 2012

Sophia Wishes

I thought I would try another one for the Die-ing for a challenge blog 'Blue and Brown' as it's not colours I had tried together before.

This time I have used a Sarah Kay design from Stampavie, 'Sophia Wishes' Have been dying to play with this since I bought her at Harrogate last week. (Have a few more to get to yet).
I created the card from Kraft card using Spellbinders Grand Lables 11, using a partial cut for the main card. The tag is a partial Labels 21. Flowers from WOC and from my stash, buckle a freebie from Dies to Die for, leaves a MS punch, and ribbon button and corners from my stash.

She is coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils and walnut distress ink around the edges. Stardust stickles added liberally to the flowers.
Hope you like her, and thank you for looking. (finally worked out how to add links to my posts :))
Eileen x

Sunday 25 March 2012

Emma Pot Plant

Peach and apricot for a change. This little cutie is Emma Pot Plant from LOTV. The backing paper is Hunkydory and Nitwits paper. I have used Spellbinders lacy oval and circle. Flowers and lace from WOC, Ribbon, string, button and pearls from my stash.

I have coloured her with Promarkers and Prisma pencils and added distress ink to the edges.

I am entering this card at Wild Orchid Challenge blog 'Bingo' - gems, flowers, ribbon and lace, and at Lili's Little Fairies challenge 'Sketch by Jacque'.

Thank you for looking
Eileen x

Saturday 24 March 2012

Best Dress

Well here I go again with another pink card.

This uses the gorgeous LOTV stamp 'Best Dress',  I used a paper from '' and added grosgrain ribbon from my stash which I ruffled and added stardust sparkles to. The lace flowers, pearls and clear gems are from my stash. The sentiment is again a LOTV stamp which is cut using Spellbinders lacy circles. The whole card is cut using Grand labels 1, as are 2 of the layers. I added a Memory box 'Elegant Scrollwork',

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
She is cut using Labels 25 and coloured with Promarkers,  Prisma pencils and has Spunsugar distress ink added to the edges.

I am entering LOTV National Craft Month challenge week 3, and Wild Orchid's Craft challenge 'Bingo' (gems, flowers, ribbon and lace.

Thank you for looking
Eileen x

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Never too old for a hug.

Pink is definately one of my fav colours, and who doesn't love fairies?
This time I used LOTV's 'Never too old for a hug' stamp.
 I have used Spellbinders Grand scalloped circles large for my card and some of the layers, with the centre being grand circles lacy circles, and butterfly from fanciful flight. Paper card and ribbon from my stash. Butterfly charm from Meiflower. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Cheery Lynne die for the leaves and Stickles applied to the butterfly, fairy wings and flowers.

I have coloured with Promarkers and Prisma pencils and added Distress ink to the edges and the butterfly.
I am entering this in 'Lili's Little Fairies Butterflies and Fairies challenge' and LOTV's 'National Craft Month' challenge.
Thank you for looking
Eileen x

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Sun Kissed

This entering competitions is quite addictive, I can see why so many people enter so many, lol.  Well here I go again with an Elizabeth Bell stamp.  Must sort out my photography because she looks a little faded.

I used a backing paper, ribbon, lace and pearls and gems from my stash, Spellbinder die for the main image and butterfly, Marianne border. MS punch for leaves, flowers from WOC and my stash.
I coloured her with Promarkers and Copic pencils and added a little stickles to the butterfly.

I am entering this card in the 'Allsorts Challenge - 3 in a row' and 'Die-ing for a Challenge - brown and blue'.

Thank you for looking, any comments would be appreciated
Eileen x

Sunday 18 March 2012

Coffee Break

I made this card for the Wild Orchid Challenge 'Get in Shape'.  It features the LOTV stamp 'Coffee Break'.
I have used a Nitwits backing paper, Ribbon and pearls and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Spellbinders dies Fleur de lis square, labels1 and lacey ovals. My leaves are a Crealies die.Coloured with a mixture of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.

Thank you for looking
Eileen x

Friday 16 March 2012

Allsorts challenge - Say it with flowers

I saw the title of this challenge and thought of this card I made for a friend.  The image and backing paper are from the Jane Shasky cd 'From the heart of the garden', no colouring this time. Mounted on a Spellbinders lattice rectangle, a LOTV sentiment mounted on a Persian accent. Flowers and guipure lace from WOC, ribbon from my stash and everything mounted on rainbow miricard.Stickles added for a little sparkle.

A simple but I think pretty card.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

LOTV week 2 second entry

I just loved this stamp when I saw it. It may be an older range but it's beautiful. I used Spellbinders picot edge circles, persian motifs and grand circles, flowers from Wild Orchid and also some I bought in Florida last year. Cheery Lynn leaf swirl die (searched everywhere for it and eventually got it on reorder from Sunrise Crafts), ribbon from Walmart Florida :)and paper from my stash, think it's Hunkydory... Phew what a list.

Again coloured with Promarkers and distress ink and added Stickles to her wings.
I know my cards don't look as compact as lots of others but I have a passion for 8x8's.

LOTV week 2

Well I thought I would have another try at entering a card, and learning about what to add to the description :)
I used LOTV Blossom stamp, Spellbinders lacy ovals, MS punch, vintage seam ribbon, flowers and lace from Wild Orchid, pearls, silver corner embelishment from Dusk till Dawn and paper from my stash.

I coloured with Promarkers and added Distress ink to the edge.

Thursday 8 March 2012

LOTV 2 basket of roses

Ooop wasn't sure the first one was accepted, I didn't realise I had placed the first entry. Very new to all this as I have never entered a card for competition before.  I will get better I'm sure

LOTV challenge