Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Back to School Challenge at Tiddly Inks


Well it's been quite an exciting couple of weeks over at Lili of the Valley while we've been getting everything sorted for our appearance on Create and Craft and all of the fantastic products were shipped off to them today ready for Thursday! Hooray! =)

You can watch the fabulous Dawny from our DT who will be on with Nigel at Noon and 4pm on Thursday over on Create and Craft TV.

Right, on to today's card which is for the latest challenge over at Tiddly Inks which is 'Back to School'.

And here's the card I made:

I used the fantastically geeky TI 'Genius' digi stamp and coloured him with Berry Red, Blush, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 4, Crimson, Ivory, Sunkissed Pink, Tan and Walnut Promarkers.

The papers are from 'Memorandum' Tiny Tablet by Lily Dee Designs, the die I've used for the page is Marianne Collectables 'Tab with Text', the letters are some I've had for ages that I think I got from Samuel Taylors, the little 'brads' on the clips are 'Newsprint' Candi from Craftwork Cards and the corners, clips and brackets are all Woodware Chippies coloured with Fired Brick and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks from Tim Holtz.

I was a bit worried about doing his hair because I thought it would look accidentally messy rather than purposely messy but it actually looks quite good, I probably couldn't get it to look like that again if tried but never mind! =)

Hope you like the card!



Sunday, 25 August 2013

A Flowery 'Thank You' With Two Challenges in One


Hope we're all having a nice weekend and looking forward to the extra lie-in in the morning here in the UK?

The brand new Christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley were launched today and they've been so incredibly popular, especially the new James the Bear stamps which are so gorgeous, James has got to be my favourite character. There's also some beautiful traditional images, cute polar bears and little squirrels too!

Onto today's card and this one combines too challenges in one; the new challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is 'Flower Power' and the 'T For...Thank you' challenge over at ABC Challenges which is a new challenge for me but it looks really interesting, I missed a few letters so far but never mind! =)

And here is the card I've made:

I used an image from the Jack, Patch and Puss Art Pad from Lili of the Valley, the pads are so fantastic for a quick card, and I cut it out with Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large.

The sentiment is also from LOTV, from Set 10 - A5 Verses and was also cut out with Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large. The back oval on the sentiment and the image are both from the Spellbinders Floral Ovals set.

The flowers and the leaves are Marianne Designs Chinese Rolled Roses and I did two with stripy centres and one with a plain green centre.

The paper are from the 'Animal Antics' paper pad by First Impressions and I was a bit worried about using two papers are they usually look a bit boring when I only use two but I think that the gorgeous stripes and then the lovely Floral Ovals stop it from looking plain.

Hope you like it!