Friday, 1 August 2014


Happy Friday everyone!
Today, nobody could be more happier than me! I entered a competition on the Lili of The Valley Facebook page and from what I can tell there must have been almost 500 entries and yes-------I won one of the 3 prizes available!!!
Waaaaheyyyyy! As you all know my favourite stamping product is LOTV so I just had to enter and now I am over the chuffin moon!
Follow this link to the new set which will be winging their way to me!!!
I can not wait for them to arrive! My Christmas cards are going to be so special this year.

Speaking of Christmas cards, I haven't started mine yet so winning the new stamps is very timely. I do know alot of crafters have already begun theirs so It's a good job I'm always on the last minute.

Today, it is raining...alot.
I haven't seen so much rain for about 3 weeks.....hahahaha x

Wouldn't mind being lazy round the fab pool at the fab villa I was at this time last week in Kefalonia.
Oh well, I guess we'll just have to start planning another hol for September (my other half wants to go in October but I prefer that little extra heat in Zakynthos during the day).

Now, my second news for today is my uber favourite mag  (I subscribe because it's brill!) are looking for guest DT members for each monthly issue and do you know what? I think I'll have a bash at it!!!

This is the Facebook call out :-
Do you want to be part of the Quick Cards DT? We're looking for three talented crafters each month to make a fabulous card using our bonus papers. You'll receive the papers before the magazine goes on sale and your card design will feature in the issue to inspire other Quick Cards readers.

If you'd like to be considered, email photos showing three examples of your cards to - we can't wait to hear from you!

Here are 3 of my favourite cards : -

TTFN and wish me luck!
L x

3 Summer Girls - Friday Sketch Challenge

Good morning all.
Today is the 1st of August - where has this flippin' year gone?
It only seems like yesterday I was opening Christmas presents and not the 8th of March....those of you in the know (see March posts) will understand!

It has been a lovely week for crafting and this week I've made a beaut of a card for the Friday Sketch Challenge #75.
This challenge is sponsored by All Dressed Up who have a wonderful digi online store over at Etsy,com.
Highlight the link and it will take you straight to a store of goodies!

The sketch to follow for this challenge is this lovely one from Wendy - DT member.

I have used the '3 summer girls' image which is available from the Etsy store.

The papers, the sentiment and the cut-out ice creams are from a pad called 'Ice cream sundae' which was a free gift with the Papercraft Inspirations magazine a few months ago! (freebies should never be ignored!)
These were layered onto white and pink card and I used a black fineliner for the faux stitching.
I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the ribbon effect and threaded it through with cream ribbon from my stash.
Some K&Co sparkly flowers, a small white pearl, glamour dust and glossy accents gel finished the whole card off.

Hope you liked my card!

L x