Monday, 27 July 2015

Last Post (for now)

Hi everyone,
After a lot of deliberation, I've decided to stop posting on my blog for now. This has been such a difficult decision but, as you already know, I've had a lot of exciting but time-consuming changes taking place over the past few months which have really had an impact on my crafting and blogging time. I hate not being able to visit all of your gorgeous blogs when you leave me such wonderful comments! I will still be crafting and will share my Lili of the Valley Design Collective makes on Facebook, where I will also keep up with those of you who share cards on there too (please feel free to add me through the link at the side...).

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for every kind and supportive comment you've left for me throughout my blogging journey - they have all meant so much to me!

So goodbye (for now!) and I hope to keep in touch with most of you through FB.

Rebecca.

x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Skipping - LOTV Design Collective

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all well. I'm here with my first July card for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective. I've used an image from the Just for Girls coloured art pad but it is also available as a stamp called Skipping. The papers are from the beautiful Dress Shoppe pad and the sentiment is from the new Birthdays and Best Wishes set. I've also used:
Flowers - WOC
Lace - LLC
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Aged Silver and Chunky White




































Thank you so much for stopping by and making my day with your lovely comments!

Rebecca.
x

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Two Stamped Images at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
It's time for a new Deep Ocean Challenge and our theme is: Two Stamped Images (sentiment doesn't count!). I've used Celebration Tilda and a champagne bottle which is also from Magnolia (both coloured with Inktense pencils). The papers are Pion Design: My Precious Daughter and have been hand-stitched. I've also used:
Flowers (with added pearl paint) - WOC
Pearls, stars (also with added paint) - Samuel Taylors
Ribbon, pin, pearl string - Ribbon Girl
Lace - LLC
Frantage: Chunky White and Aged Silver
































































You will find some gorgeous inspiration from my teammates and information about our prize over at the Deep Ocean blog.

Thank you for your lovely comments and continued support - it means so much to me!

Have a great week.

Rebecca.
x

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Little Pals - LOTV Sneak Peek

Hi everyone,
I hope you're all having a brilliant weekend! Lili of the Valley have lots of gorgeous new products coming out soon and I have a sneak peek to share with you today. I'm sure you've already seen the adorable new Odd Dog character being used by the Design Collective and the stamp that I've used is called Little Pals. The papers are from the gorgeous new Sunny Side Up pad and the sentiment is one of the Everyday Grungy Messages. I've also used:
Red roses and white carnations - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace, blue flowers - Ribbon Girl
Pin - Tim Holtz
Leaves - Martha Stewart punch
Walnut Stain Distress Ink, pearls - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Chunky White and Aged Silver



































The LOTV Design Collective have lots of beautiful sneak peeks to share with you which you don't want to miss!

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such lovely comments!

Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Over the Threshold - LOTV

Hello everyone,
Here's my first June card for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective using one of my favourite wedding stamps, Over the Threshold (coloured with Inktense pencils). I've also used:
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics
Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace - Live and Love Crafts
Seam binding, pin - Ribbon Girl
Butterflies - Dutch Doobadoo
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Chunky White and Aged Silver
























Thank you for stopping by - your lovely comments mean so much to me!

Rebecca.
x

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Monochrome at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. It's been very frustrating having to neglect blogging and crafting recently so your kind words meant so much to me.

It's time for a new challenge at Deep Ocean and our theme is Monochrome! I've used a pre-coloured image from the Lili of the Valley True Love art pad along with the Grunge Postcard and Country Gent papers (also from LOTV). I've also used:
Die-cut frame - Spellbinders
Lace - Live and Love Crafts
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Charm, pin - Ribbon Girl
Walnut Stain Distress Ink, pearls - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Shabby White



You will find some stunning inspiration from my teammates over at the Deep Ocean Challenges blog and information about the fantastic prize on offer!

Thank you so much for stopping by - your wonderful comments make my day!

Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 4 June 2015

LOTV Summer Challenge

Just to let you know that there's only a few hours left to enter the special Lili of the Valley Summer Challenge over on their Facebook page!



There are some fantastic prizes on offer!

Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Never Too Old for a Hug - LOTV

Hi everyone,
I'm sorry I haven't been around for so long! I've been so busy that I've barely had time to craft and ended up taking an unplanned break from blogging, as a result. I've finally had some crafting time though so I'm here today with my second May card for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective. I've used the adorable Never Too Old for a Hug (coloured with Inktense pencils) with Promises papers (hand-stitched). I've also used:
Tag (with Pion Design letters) - LOTV Sentiment Tags
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace, seam binding, twine - Ribbon Girl

Butterfly (with added Milled Lavender Distress Ink) - Dutch Doobadoo
Shabby bark star - Live and Love Crafts
Frantage: Aged Silver, Chunky White, Vintage Lilac Tinsel Embossing Powder
























Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you're all well.

Rebecca.
x

Monday, 11 May 2015

3 for 2 at LOTV

Hi everyone,
Just stopping by to let you know about this fantastic offer at Lili of the Valley:


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Treat yourselves - you deserve it!
Rebecca.
x
 

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Flowers at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
It's time for another Deep Ocean Challenge and we have a lovely and easy theme for you this time: Flowers! I've coloured Magnolia Tilda with Inktense pencils and hand-stitched papers from Pion Design Paris Flea Market. I've also used:
Bow - Magnolia DooHickey die
Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies (Pion Design), pearl diamante embellishment, lace, cheesecloth - Live and Love Crafts
Heart pin, pearl string - from my stash
Frantage: Shabby Pink






























































You will find some stunning inspiration from the DT over at the Deep Ocean Challenges blog. We also have a fantastic prize on offer from the Ribbon Girl:


I'm entering the following challenges:
All About Magnolia - Flowers
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Spring Colours
Fussy and Fancy - Lots of Flowers
Ribbon Girl - Mother/Female
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by - your visits and lovely comments mean so much to me!
Rebecca.
x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Watering Can - LOTV Design Collective

Hello everyone,
I hope you've all got something lovely planned for the weekend - I'm hoping to do lots of crafting! I have my first May card for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective to share with you today. The image is Watering Can and has been coloured with Inktense pencils. I've also used:
Papers (hand-stitched), butterflies, border, sentiment, pull-out image - Pion Design: A Day in May (via LLC)
Paper pocket - Live and Love Crafts
Leaves - Martha Stewart punch
Apple blossoms, sweetheart blossoms (with added micro-beads) - Wild Orchid Crafts
Hessian ribbon, ivory and natural twine - Ribbon Girl
Pearls, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (used on leaves) - Samuel Taylors
Spool, charm - from my stash
Frantage: Shabby White


































































































There is free shipping at Lili of the Valley this weekend so now is a great time to treat yourself if you've had your eye on anything!

Thank you for stopping by - your lovely comments mean so much to me. I hope you all have a brilliant weekend!

Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 30 April 2015

FAF or CAS at In the Pink

Good morning everyone,
This is a really sad post for me because this will be my last challenge at In the Pink! I have to make a few changes due to new commitments in my life but I will miss the fabulous Pink Ladies so much. Huge thanks to Rizzo and the team for making these past few months so wonderful! So the theme for my last challenge is Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Simple. I went for FAF (of course!) and used Insta Tilda (coloured with Inktense pencils). The papers (hand-stitched) are Maja Design Crea Diem. I've also used:
Filmstrip - MFT die
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Open roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Large bloom (stamens replaced with Hobby House sparkler), lace, ribbon, seam binding - Ribbon Girl
Frantage: Aged Silver and Silver Glass Glitter



































You will find some gorgeous inspiration from the DT over at the In the Pink blog - I wish you all the best, ladies!

Thank you so much for stopping by - your lovely comments make my day!

Rebecca.
x

Friday, 24 April 2015

Little Mermaid - LOTV

Good morning everyone,
I'm here with my second post of the month for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective. I've used Little Mermaid 2 which is one of my all-time favourites - some of you might have seen me use this one a couple of times already but I haven't coloured her with Inktense pencils until now. After I made a shaker card last month I've been itching to do another one and I thought this image would be perfect for it. The papers are Beach Bliss (hand-stitched) and I've used one of the Sentiment Tags too (with Glossy Accent water drops to go with the underwater theme!). I've also used:
Lace, charm (with added Pearl paint), twine (I used three different colours for the plait around the image) - Ribbon Girl
Flowers (also with added Pearl paint and Glossy Accents), pearl embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts
Cheesecloth, beaded berries - Live and Love Crafts
Frantage: Shabby Blue































































Thank you so much for stopping by today - I really appreciate your lovely comments.

Have a great weekend!

Rebecca.
x

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Nothing is Impossible - LOTV

Hello everyone,
I hope you're all well! I still can't believe I'm saying this but I'm here today with my first post for the Lili of the Valley Design Collective. I've used one of the sentiments from the Quotables - Go For It set which I absolutely love, and the papers are Snow Princess (patterned) and Snow Princess Solids. I've also used:
Lace, Dutch Doobadoo butterflies - from the LOTV shop
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl string - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Aged Wine (the latest addition to my collection and I love it so much!)



A huge thank you to Lili of the Valley for giving me this opportunity, I'm so grateful and thrilled to be part of the team!

Things are really hectic for me at the moment (but in a good way!) so I'm using this card for our new challenge at Deep Ocean too where the theme is Shaped Cards. I improvised for this one using some Spellbinders Scalloped Circles - it's such a tiny card! You'll find lots of stunning inspiration over at the blog plus information about our brilliant prize from Live and Love Crafts who are generously sponsoring this challenge with a £10 voucher.

Live & Love Crafts

Thank you for bearing with me these past few months even though I've been such a bad blogger! Your support and kind words mean so much to me.

Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Make it Sparkle at In the Pink

Good morning everyone,
This time at In the Pink we want you to Make it Sparkle! Time and mojo were against me for this one but I managed to get my card finished. I've used the beautiful Sylvia Zet image Rosetta (coloured with Inktense pencils) from Whimsy (available through Bunny Zoe's). I've also used:
Reprint papers (hand-stitched), pearl button with rhinestones - Live and Love Crafts 
Hessian, ribbon, lace, twine - Ribbon Girl
Tag - Lili of the Valley
Dutch Doobadoo corner (covered with glitter), butterfly - Noor! Design
Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Bottle, beads - from my stash































































Our prize for this challenge is a £10 voucher to spend in the fabulous Ribbon Girl store! I hope you can join us over at the In the Pink blog where you will find some gorgeous sparkly creations from my teammates.


http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


I'm entering my card into the following challenge:
Noor! Design - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments - they make my day!

Rebecca.
x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

LOTV Special Offer

Hi everyone,
Just stopping by to let you know about a brilliant offer at Lili of the Valley:
 
 
Happy shopping!
 
Rebecca.
x

Monday, 13 April 2015

Guest Designer at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Hi everyone,
I'm so excited to be Guest Designer at Bunny Zoe's Crafts for this month's challenge - thank you so much Nikki for this opportunity! The theme is Anything but Square plus Pink, Lace, Pearls - I'm sure most of you know by now how much I love this combination! I decided to decorate a gift bag to cover the Anything but Square requirement, and I chose the beautiful Amber (coloured with Inktense pencils) by Saturated Canary to use on my project (you can find lots of gorgeous SC stamps in the Bunny Zoe's store here). I've also used:
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design: Vintage Spring Basics (via LLC)
Marie Therese Lace (white), Pastello Lace (pink), Shabby Bark Heart (with added glitter), Fleur de Lis charm (with added paint) - Live and Love Crafts
Pink pin, natural twine - Ribbon Girl
Roses, tulips, pearl string - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - cut out of a sheet of Bo Bunny paper
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Frantage: Chunky White, Aged Silver, White Mica Fragments

 
 
You can find more information about the challenge on the Bunny Zoe's Crafts blog - you could win a £25 voucher to spend in the gorgeous store where you'll be spoilt for choice!
 
I'm entering my gift bag into the following challenges:
Live and Love Crafts - Signs of Spring
Ribbon Girl - Any Image: Add Ribbon or Lace
 
Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you left on my post whilst I was away - they mean so much to me!
 
Rebecca.
x


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Things with Wings at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.
It's time for a new Deep Ocean Challenge and our theme is Things with Wings (one of my favourites!). I've used the sweet fairy Daphne from Whimsy (via Bunny Zoe's) with Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers. I've also used:
Pin, stamens, open roses, sweetheart blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterflies - Pion Design (via Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding, large pearl - Ribbon Girl
Small pearls - Samuel Taylors
Chicken wire - MFT die






























































You'll find some gorgeous inspiration from my teammates over at the Deep Ocean Challenge blog. We're sponsored for this challenge by the fabulous Ribbon Girl:


I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Ribbon Girl - Pastel Colours
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Many thanks for your comments about my LOTV news - your kind words and support really mean so much to me! I'll be staying in Durham for the next few days so I will catch up with your blogs when I get back.

Have a great week!

Rebecca.
x

Friday, 3 April 2015

Let It Snow at Winter Wonderland (and some news!)

Good morning everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and the theme is Let It Snow! This will be my last post as a DT member for WW so I'd like to say thank you so much to my lovely teammates for being so brilliant and supportive over the past year - I have absolutely loved working with you!

I've gone for a design that's very CAS for me and here's what I've used:
Coloured art pad image (Furry Christmas)
, paper (Simple Joys)sentiment (Christmas Grungy Messages) - Lili of the Valley
Then just some hand-stitching, tiny pearls and Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels to embellish and that's it!




































We have a fantastic prize on offer from the Hobby House who are generously sponsoring us with a £10 parcel of goodies!


You will find some gorgeous inspiration over at the Winter Wonderland blog (where you can also find information about the DT Call which is taking place) - thanks again for having me on the team, ladies! x

And now for my news:

 
I am absolutely over the moon to be able to tell you that I have been chosen to be part of the new LOTV Design Collective! I'm so honoured and excited to be joining so many brilliant crafters in this new venture. A huge thank you to my FB friends who left me messages there, it meant so much to me!
 
I'll be back on Tuesday with a card for Deep Ocean Challenges, but in the meantime I hope you all have a really Happy Easter!
 
Rebecca.
x


Saturday, 28 March 2015

DT Call

Hi everyone,
I'm just stopping by to let you know that there is a DT call taking place at Winter Wonderland and you can find more information about it here. If you enjoy making Christmas projects and would like to make a head start on your cards this year then we'd love to hear from you!

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Before I go I just want to apologise for being a bad blogger again this week. There don't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment but I'll catch up with you all soon! :)

Have a great weekend!

Rebecca.
x

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter/Spring at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
Our new theme at Deep Ocean Challenges is Easter/Spring. I've used the cute Tilda with Elsie the Lamb (coloured with Inktense pencils) with Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers (hand-stitched). I have also used:
Carnation, tulips, open roses, rosebuds - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace - Live and Love Crafts
Seam binding - Ribbon Girl
Butterflies - Noor! Design die
Letters - Pion Design cut-out sheet
Pearls, tag, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Samuel Taylors


































































It's a very special week for us at Deep Ocean because this is our 100th challenge and we're having several prizes to celebrate! You can find more information and lots of gorgeous inspiration over at the blog!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Easter
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Butterflies
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above

Thank you for stopping by, your lovely comments mean so much to me!

Rebecca.
x

Friday, 20 March 2015

Warm Winter Wishes at Winter Wonderland

Hello everyone,
It's time for a new Winter Wonderland challenge and our theme is Warm Winter Wishes so we'd like to see images with warm winter clothing! I've gone quite simple this time with a pre-coloured Mo Manning topper from the Hobby House. I've also used:
Papers (from a discontinued pad), sentiment tag - Lili of the Valley

Flowers, stamens - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace - Ribbon Girl (smaller lace is from my stash)
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Twine - from my stash



































We are sponsored for this challenge by Crafty Ribbons:


Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your lovely comments. Have a great weekend!

Rebecca.
x

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Lots of Layers at In the Pink

Good morning everyone,
We have a new challenge for you at In the Pink and we'd like to see Lots of Layers. I decided to make a shaker card for a change! I had so much fun with this so I'll definitely be making some more soon. The image is Blossom from Lili of the Valley - she was one of the first I bought from there and remains one of my favourites. I've also used:
Papers, postcard, butterflies - Pion Design: Paris Flea Market (via Live and Love Crafts)
Seam binding, lace, twine, pin, heart button (with added Picket Fence and Crackle paint), resin bird (with added paint) - Ribbon Girl
Open roses, apple blossom, sweetheart blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts
Bird cage (covered with Shabby White Frantage) - Live and Love Crafts
Beads (for the butterflies and shaker) - from my stash































































You'll find some beautiful inspiration from my lovely teammates and our talented guest designer over at the In the Pink blog. We would love to see you there and you could be the lucky winner of a £10 voucher to spend in the gorgeous Ribbon Girl store!

http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you for taking the time to stop by - your comments and support mean so much to me!

Rebecca.

x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Hello everyone,
Happy Mother's Day! I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. I have a Mother's Day card to share with you and it was inspired by the beautiful photo collage for this month's Live and Love Crafts challenge - I absolutely loved this colour scheme as soon as I saw it. I've used:
Papers (hand-stitched) - Maja Design Vintage Spring and Summer Basics (via LLC)
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Simply Sophisticated set
Frame (layered, painted, and given a coat of Crackle Paint with some Pumice Stone Distress Ink rubbed into the cracks), roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ivory ribbon, lace, cheesecloth, butterflies (Pion Design: My Precious Daughter - with added microbeads and cord), Prima Vax Cord - Live and Love Crafts
Flourishes - Marianne Design die
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Pin - from my stash














































I added some Mica Fragments to Aged Ivory Frantage:























I'm entering the following challenge:
Live and Love Crafts - Photo Inspiration Collage:



Thank you so much for stopping by - you make my day with your lovely comments. I hope you all have a brilliant Mother's Day!

Rebecca.
x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Vintage at Deep Ocean

Hello everyone,
It's time for a new Deep Ocean Challenge and our theme is Vintage. I decided to use the gorgeous new Pion Design Paris Flea Market collection (available at Live and Love Crafts) and the layers (hand-stitched), postcard, stamps, butterflies (with added micro beads), tags and spool are all from those papers. I've also used:
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Cheesecloth, lace, paper pocket - Live and Love Crafts
Seam binding - Ribbon Girl
Pearls - Samuel Taylors
Hanger (with added Shabby White Frantage) - Tim Holtz
Pins, hemp twine - from my stash






























































A close-up of the tags:




































We have a great prize on offer from the Ribbon Girl who are sponsoring us for this challenge - I hope you can join us over at the Deep Ocean Challenge blog!

 
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Scrap & Craft - Mother's Day
Fussy and Fancy - Ribbons and Lace
Papertake Weekly - Mum's the Word
 
Thank you so much for visiting - your lovely comments make my day!
 
Rebecca.
x