Saturday, 25 January 2014

Later than I hoped but done at last

Hello again, bet you thought I wouldn't be back for ages, I would have posted last night but Blogger wasn't having it so I'm here today instead.

This is a Lilly of The Valley stamp I bought a few years ago but haven't used until now, I know I loved it at the time and meant to use it straight away but never for round to it. I have done now though. I coloured it with my Promarkers, added some free papers from a magazine, some scrap silver card and paper for my mounts and snowflakes cut using  my dies. I have used some heart brads I've had forever, and the snowflake ones, I added some glitter onto these to make them sparkle a bit more, some ribbon and some gems. I'm really quite pleased with this one.
 This is a close up of the image, actually the stamp doesn't have the little robin on it but I wanted to add something so what better than a robin for a Christmas card. I started making this card for a challenge last week but only got it finished last night.
This one is cut with my new tonic dies. I tool me a long time to get it t cut properly, I have spoken to them and they sent a replacement immediately which has arrived but I'm still not happy with the cut. I do love how it looks and hope they can advise me how to get it to cut a bit easier.
I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
Paper Make Up - Snowflakes 
Sketch and Stash - Sketch
Passion for Promarkers - Use ribbon
Papertake weekly - Use dies
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Divas By Design -Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - For the girls
ABC Christmas Challenge - Bare Essentials
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft - Use two images
Fantasy Stampers - Anything with Wings
Creative Corner - No more shopping sins
Crafting by Designs - Get your girl on
Crafts and Me - Use a heart
The ABC Challenge - D for Dazzle
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Use Real Ribbon 
Lilly of The Valley - Anything Goes 
Thank you as always for popping by and any comment you are kind enough to leave are always appreciated.


Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the image and beautiful design.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty image and a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Nikki said...

Lovely card. That is such a pretty image. Thanks for entering our DT call at ABC Challenges.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, great idea adding the robin!
If you would like to be our GDT for the month of February email me on
& I will get the themes out to you asap!
Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

JayBe said...

A gorgeous traditional design, love the little puppy carrying his present. Thanx for joining us at Fantasy Stampers this week and good luck.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

aussie aNNie said...

So love that tonic die, it's just gorgeous...your sweet card is just that, sweet. Funny I have heaps of LOTV stamps but gosh when do I have the time...might be like you and in three years

Pat said...

Lovely card with a sweet image and love the little bird. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

butterfly said...

So glad she finally got inked up - she's adorable, and so prettily coloured. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

die amelie said...

Such a cute stamp and your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Dawn Lancaster said...

A gorgeous little card! Thanks for Playing along with us at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
PS Have you tried wax paper in your die? xx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and design.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x
{Nellie’s Handmade Cards} said...

Such a pretty card love the image and the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Love Alison xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Lovely card hun great job have a fab day x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card...thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

aussie aNNie said...

Good Morning from Australia my friend...and a hot one again today...
The ballerina on my Mo's card is made of resin that's why it looks 3D. I get quiet a few of those over here and they are lovely but did you notice her arm raised was broken....that's the only problem.... thanks for being such a wonderful buddy.xxxxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for playing along with us at PFP & good luck. Jane x

sandra carey said...

Oh how lovely Thank you so much for playing at Fantasy Stampers hope to see you again Hugs Sandra dt xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wonderful and cute card.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Made by Mandy said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous. I too am guilty of having LOTV stamps that have never been inked.

The die that you have used may be improved if you use a piece of greaseproof paper as a layer between the die and the paper. I have read quite a few people leave that tip on blogs especially for the very intricate dies.

Worth a try :) Go raid your kitchen.

Love Mandy xxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Lovely card and a very sweet image I like your new die too. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch n Stash x

Erica said...

Beautiful card, such lovely, bright colours.

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Helen said...

Fabulous card - I love that image too!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Charlene said...

Such a beautiful card...that image is too adorable and that die cut is to "die" for lol (sorry, I couldn't resist). Thanks for playing in our Add a Real Ribbon challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
♥ Charlene DS4J DT

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is lovely and I also love this cute image. Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE. Good luck and please play with us again.

Carissa said...

This is one beautiful card. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas.