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



Sunday, November 16, 2014

LOTV Sneak Peek ...



I'm back with another sneak peek of the new LOTV stamps, they'll be released next weekend!!

I used:
Baby Rabbit stamp - coming soon to LOTV!
Country Meadow paper pad (LOTV)
Lace, ribbon, pearl trim, 10mm roses, pins (tinted with Copics) from The Ribbon Girl
Tonic scalloped dies and La La Land banner die





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LOTV Sneak Peeks ...


Today I'm sharing a sneak peek of one of the new stamps from LOTV, they're being released on the website and at the Christmas Open Day on November 22nd

I have been really drawn to rosettes and badges recently - isn't Pinterest a marvelous invention for inspiring creativity and wasting several hours of the day!!

I used the new stamp 'Baby Balloon' and it is perfect for new baby cards and birthday cards and could be for a boy or girl - I love versatile images :)

I used:
Baby Balloon rubber stamp and Candles and Cake paper from Lili Of The Valley
Spotted Grosgrain, my favourite red and white Saddlestitch, Gingham and Pencil stripe ribbons, tiny ricrac, top stitch thread and Glossy Accents all from The Ribbon Girl
Lawn Fawn word die, Spellbinders circle dies and a Hobbycraft star punch for the sparkly silver paper 





Sunday, November 09, 2014

Ribbon Girl Challenge ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .... well at least it is over at The Ribbon Girl blog because the challenge this week is a Christmas card Lovely Lili Challenge. There are two lovely prizes from LOTV and The Ribbon Girl

I used:
Saddlestitch ribbon
Stardust Stickles
Red princess pin - coming soon to The Ribbon Girl
LOTV Artpad image (#15 Furry Christmas)

These Princess pins are gorgeous - can't wait to get some more from the Ribbon Girl, they'll have them in stock later in the week

Before I go, just a reminder of the next open day at LOTV



Sunday, November 02, 2014

Card Challenge at The Ribbon Girl ...

It's a Christmas Card challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog with two fabulous prizes from The Ribbon Girl and Lili Of The Valley


I used:
Red and white saddlestitch ribbon
Red and white gingham ribbon
Silver glitter velvet
Silver Glacier ribbon
Diamante angel hanging charm
A crystal trinket pin
Stardust stickles

Image from a LOTV Artpad (#15 Furry Christmas)

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Howdy Cowgirl! ...

I love this little cowgirl stamp from Lili Of The Valley

I've used her to make a rosette style hanging and matched the stamp up with lovely papers from LOTV and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl


I used:
'Lasso' stamp coloured with Inktense Pencils (LOTV)
Pressed In Time papers (LOTV)
Faux Hessian (Ribbon Girl)
Cream satin ribbon (Ribbon Girl)
Button, Hemp twine and pearl beads (Ribbon Girl)
Star pins (Ribbon Girl)
Basic Grey alphabet stickers


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Glad Tidings ...

I made this card using one of the more traditional artpad images from Lili Of The Valley

I used:
Image - Artpad # 34 Christmas Eve
Sentiment - set#75 Christmas Wishes
Embellishments - honey gold satin ribbon, tiny gold liberty bell, gold poinsettia flower all from The Ribbon Girl

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cowboy Cards ...

I made these cards using the FQB Lil' Tumbleweeds Collection from Nitwit Collections - it is such a cute collection and perfect for little boys cards and parties

FQB - Lil' Tumbleweeds Collection





Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge ...

The Lovely Lili challenge at The Ribbon Girl blog is to add LACE - my favourite :)

I've chosen to make a baby girl gift box / keepsake box. It's just waiting to find out the name of the new born so that I can personalise it


I used:
Image - Artpad #12 Toddlers from LOTV
Papers - Country Meadow and Always & Forever Solids from LOTV

Embellishments - Veronica Lace, pink faux silk, 6mm white flatback pearl trim, White Opal Liquid Pearls, 11mm flatback pearls (for the feet on the bottom of the box) all from The Ribbon Girl





Sunday, October 05, 2014

A Little Bit Spooky ...

I made some Treat/Gift bags for Halloween using the latest kit from Nitwit Collections - FQB Fly By Night and some ribbons and charms from Ribbon Girl





Glitz and Dazzle at The Ribbon Girl

The new card challenge at The Ribbon Girl blog is Glitz and Dazzle. Lots of sparkly loveliness on this mornings card and of course the chance to win 



I used:
Image - Artpad #15 (Furry Christmas) from LOTV
Sentiment -  Christmas Wishes Set 75 from LOTV
6 row faux diamante trim
Silver lame ribbon



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pastels at The Ribbon Girl ...

The colour challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog this week is PASTELS. You've still got time to enter. My card is pink and cream and I used the beautiful new papers from Nitwit Collections.

I used:
Papers from the FQB Dress Shoppe Collection from Nitwit Collection
Papertrey Ink number dies, Magnolia star die and Spellbinders scallop circle die


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lili of The Valley Blog Hop ...

Hello and welcome to the Lili Of The Valley blog hop. It's my first hop as part of the Design Team and I'm excited to share my card I've made using one of the new stamps


I used:
'Saddle Up' stamp and papers from Pressed in Time paper pad from LOTV
38mm faux hessian, star charm, pearl trim and hemp twine from Ribbon Girl
Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps

This stamp and the rest of the new release (6 brand new images) will be available in the shop on Saturday 20th September at the Open Day and then from the website on Monday 22nd

To join in with the hop and be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes (there are two full sets of the new images available) simply hop around everyone's blogs leaving a comment. Continue hopping to Anne's blog or go back to the start at the Ideas to Inspire blog


Ideas to Inspire
Andrea (that's me!)

The winners will be announced on Friday evening, Good Luck xx

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lovely Lili challenge ...

Today's challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog is our regular Lovely Lili Challenge - lots of lovely Lili Of The Valley products on show over there today.  I used one of my favourite Artpad images for my card

I used:
Image from Art Pad 9 - Party and Cake LOTV
Paper from Always and Forever 8x8 paper pad LOTV
Gemma and Clementine lace, dusky pink satin ribbon, 10mm rose and Stardust Stickles all from The Ribbon Girl