Sunday, March 08, 2015

A New Challenge ...

There is a new type of challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog - Anything Goes With An Image - the theme is birthday but they have opened up the challenge to include any kind of image

I used:
Glossy Accents and Mixed Pretty Blooms from The Ribbon Girl
Image from Here Comes Annabel Art Pad and papers from One Birdie Lane and Butterfly Kisses from Lili Of The Valley

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Birthday Wishes ...

It's a card challenge this week over at The Ribbon Girl blog - easy peasy just add flowers! I think I was channeling my inner pinkness!!

I used:
Saddlestitch ribbon, mixed pretty blooms, polka dot button, Divine Twine bakers twine, pink heart dangle beads and stardust stickles all from The Ribbon Girl
Art Pad #6 Fairies image, One Birdie Lane paper pad and Greetings Postmark sentiment stamp from LOTV

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Little Miss Frou Frou ...

I love this new stamp from Lili Of The Valley - this is Frou Frou with her little doggy of course! I used more of those gorgeous pink papers from Nitwit Collections as well as lots of goodies from The Ribbon Girl

Stamp - Frou Frou from LOTV
Papers - Love Struck Collection from Nitwit Collections
Lace, saddlestitch ribbon, pins, satin ribbon, dangle beads and resin charm from The Ribbon Girl

I also made a coordinating gift box using papers from the same kit

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Lovely Lili at The Ribbon Girl

I'm sharing my card for The Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge today. There are two fab prizes from LOTV and The Ribbon Girl and the challenge is to 'add a charm'

I used:
The Ribbon Girl - Daisy and Margaret guipure lace, check and dusky pink lacey edge ribbons, spotty organza ribbon, ricracdummy and pram charm, bakers twineheart pinliquid pearlsstickles

Lili Of The Valley - ArtPad #12 'Toddlers' and Greetings Postmarks sentiment stamps

Nitwit Collections - Love Struck Collection papers

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Baby Girl ...

I love making baby cards and gifts, I think it's because you can go to town with the pastels ... and pink! :)

For this card I used an image from Lili Of The Valley's Artpad #12 Toddlers  - perfect for making coordinating cards and gifts as you get multiple precoloured images in the one pad so everything can coordinate. I also played with new papers from the gorgeous Love Struck Collection from Nitwit Collections (so pretty!!)

I used: Toddlers Artpad image from LOTV
Lovestruck Collection papers from Nitwit Collections
Stretch lace,  guipure lace, picot ribbon, gingham ribbon, trinket pins and liquid pearls all from The Ribbon Girl

I used more of the gingham paper from Nitwit Collections  and another identical image (the beauty of LOTV Art Pad images is several of the same designs in each pad!) to make this cute bauble gift (saddlestitch and spotty ribbon from Ribbon Girl) The plastic bauble is also from The Ribbon Girl

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LOTV Blog Hop ...

Hello welcome to the LOTV blog hop to celebrate the new release of stamps. There will be 4 new rubber stamps released on Saturday 31st January as well as 2 sets of cute mini images which are clear stamps and some sentiments to compliment the stamps. Of course we have a fabulous prize too of a full set of the stamps which will be drawn and announced on Friday

Here is the full list of the Design Team who are taking part in the blog hop:

Andrea - that's me!!

For my blog hop project I made another hanging bauble decoration. I think these make fabulous gifts and I am just a little bit addicted to making them!

I used:
Little Fairies clear stamps and coordinating sentiments from LOTV
Timeless Victorian 8x8 paper pad from LOTV
Acrylic bauble, taffeta ribbon, sheer ribbon, teeny tiny pompom trim and clear dewdrops all from The Ribbon Girl
MFT and Tonic Studio dies

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Birthday Wishes ...

The new challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog is 'seeing spots' and this is the card I made for it. Pop over to check out the rest of the Design Team, we have two fabulous prizes from Magnolia and The Ribbon Girl

I used:
Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics
Microdot satin ribbon, 10mm pale pink roses and white Liquid Pearls from The Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders, MFT and Tonic Studios dies
A cutesey little sentiment tag stamp and Country Meadow paper pad from LOTV

Thursday, January 22, 2015

You Make My Heart Flip ...

Hello, I am back again with another sneak peek of a new stamp from LOTV, this little fella is called 'Pancake Day' and he is totally scrummy :)

I used 'Pancake Boy' rubber stamp from LOTV (released January 31st)
Ricrac, ribbon, heart pin and heart dangles from The Ribbon Girl
October Afternoon paper and Martha Stewart border punch
The sentiment was printed from my computer

 Before I go have you seen these - can't wait for all these stamps to be released - they are gorgeous!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

LOTV Sneak Peek ...

I'm back to share a sneak of a new Lili Of The Valley stamp due to be released on Saturday January 31st. 
I made something different today - a hanging decoration (inspired by what I have been seeing on Pinterest and by the lovely Christmas decoration my friend Jean made me for Christmas) using half of a clear acrylic bauble (the type that come in two halves and clip together)

This stamp is called In Love and it's just so sweet, I couldn't wait to colour it in and it would make a great Valentine, Engagement or Anniversary project :)

I used:
True Love stamp (released 31.1.15), papers from the Bonnets and Bowties paper pad and a tiny tag stamp from Set 24 Sentiment Tags all from Lili Of The Valley
Spotty organza ribbon, Ruffle edge ribbon, Dewdrops, Liquid Pearls and a Diamante Heart embellishment all from The Ribbon Girl
Spellbinders, MFT and Tonic Studios dies

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ribbon Girl Challenges Are Back ...

The Ribbon Girl blog has started up it's challenges once again now that everyone has had a well deserved rest over Christmas and New Year and it's a colour challenge this week ... PINK! my favourite :) We're sponsored by Marianne Designs and The Ribbon Girl this week

I used:
Lacey edged pink check ribbon, daisy guipure lace, natural hemp twine, pink heart pin and star dangle beads all from The Ribbon Girl
Jenny Bear Artpad image, Country Meadow paper pad and Pretty Grungy sentiment stamp from LOTV

Monday, January 12, 2015

You're Lovely ...

I got some new stamps! I've had my eye on these little beauties from LOTV for a long time and on Saturday they landed on my doormat so I just had to have a little play with them and with some of the new ribbons that the Ribbon Girl has in too

I used:
Pretty Grungy Sentiment stamps (Good Times) from LOTV
Pastel Dreams and Country Meadow 8x8 paper pads from LOTV
Aqua daisy and sage green lace edge ribbons, natural hemp twine and dangly beads from Pretty Little  Bottles - Jewel and Pearl

**I LOVE these Pretty Little Bottles from The Ribbon Girl!

Friday, January 09, 2015

Up, Up & Away ...

I've been missing from blogland for a while due to a broken laptop but I've now got a shiny new Macbook and I'm back in the game again and here to share my latest paper project for Lili Of The Valley

I made this lovely hot air balloon using papers from the Up, Up & Away and Pastel Dreams paper pads and the basket was made by weaving strips of the solids from Always and Forever the gingham ribbon and pompom trim are from The Ribbon Girl

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

LOTV Blog Hop ...

We're having a super Blog Hop today on all the LOTV blogs to celebrate a new release of stamps and paper pads (in the shop on Saturday 22nd November and online 24th November).  There will be  prizes of a full set of the stamps and a set of the new paper pads too so get hopping!!

I used:
You're A Star stamp coloured with Copics
Pastel Dreams paper pad
Faux Diamante trim, satin ribbon, star diamante buckle slide and stickles from The Ribbon Girl
MFT scallop dies

Join in by visiting each blog on the list leaving a comment as you go, the winners will be announced on Friday evening
Andrea - that's me!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A girlie birthday card ...

A girlie birthday card with a pop out centre for today's challenge over at Papertake Weekly - you must check out the fabulous girlie cards by the design team - well worth a visit!

I used the new 'Snow Princess' papers from Lili of the Valley and the numbers in the center were cut from sparkly glitter card

I added some 16mm orchid satin ribbon, a 15mm clear diamante embellishment, shiny lilac twine with a couple of crystal beads tied on the ends

My flower arrangement includes WOC lilac roses, a purple rose from the Deep Purple floribunda rose pack, purple/white beaded berries, a lilac beaded twirl and a gorgeous lilac 'Princess' pin

Ribbon, flowers, diamante, shiny twine, Princess pin all from

I hope you will be able to join us over at Papertake Weekly - we would love to see your projects! and there is a nice prize of a £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl - just in time for Christmas :-)

Andrea xx