Wednesday 29 December 2010

DT call and News at BLD

As some of you may know, you will be able to find challenges at 
By LORi Designs very very soon!!

Our first challenge will be on Thursday, January 6th and the only hint I can give is that 
it's my favorite kind of challenge..... a Color Challenge!!

I have decided to add to the BLD Design Team ...YAY!!!

The Challenges will be Bi-weekly through out January and then once we have our 
Challenge Team, they will go weekly!!
I am so excited and hope you all love the challenges.

DT Requirements:

You must be willing and able to commit to a 4 month term.

You must be able to meet deadlines.

You must be willing to post a weekly card to your own blog.

You must include a link back to By LORi Designs Shop in each post you post.

DT Benefits:

You will get digi images to use on your cards.

You will receive a 50% Discount on any digis purchased from BLD.

If you would like to apply for a position on the 
please link your name and blog to Mr. Linky 
The Call Closes on Thursday January the 20th

Tuesday 28 December 2010

For all those New Year dieters......

Here is my card following this weeks card patterns sketch. The image is a stamp from the Murray and Ethel set coloured with copics. The giant ric rac is from the Ribbon Girl x
The pic is rubbish due to having to take it inside.

Friday 24 December 2010

Ribbon girl giveaway :)

Starting in January the Ribbon Girl will be a regular sponsor of the Lili Of The Valley Challenge on the second Thursday of every month and Lili Of The Valley will be a regular sponsor of our Colour Challenge on the third Sunday of every month.
So every month during 2011 you will have double the chance to win both Lili Of The Valley goodies and Ribbon Girl goodies. 
We're all very excited about this and to celebrate we're having a huge Christmas Giveaway. All you need to do to win a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Lili Of The Valley online store and a gorgeous selection of silk and satin ribbons, lace, buttons, pins, dewdrops, double sided tape and Stickles embellishments from the Ribbon Girl is to mention our giveaway on your blog and then simply add your blog address to the inlinkz button at the bottom of this post
The Giveaway will run until December 29th (which just happens to be Andrea's birthday!)

Saturday 18 December 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 95

I was lucky enough to be chosen to be a Guest Designer for the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge
This is the sketch
and this is my interpretation of  the sketch

I used A sugar stick digi image by Lori Boyd called Girl with a kite. She can be found here  and I coloured her with copics.

First of all I flipped the image over in photoshop and erased the string (thank you Andrea for explaining how to do this). I then paper pieced the little girls blouse, kite  and bows with Cosmo Cricket  patterned paper. I mounted the kite onto sticky pads and added button twine for the kite string and tied bakers twine  around the string for its little frills.  Both can be bought from The Ribbon Girl.

The patterend paper is a mixture of Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon.  The twill I have had for absolutely ages so I have no idea what make it is.
 And last but not least I machine stitched round the edges of the cardstock and patterned paper.

Friday 17 December 2010

Christmas sale

Christmas Special 
starts right now at 

Every $10 order gets this Santa Digi Free.
This special will run from now until Christmas Eve!

You want another Special to chose from?
Ok, ya go
for a Limited Time Only...
Christmas Special
Christmas Bundle I (Reg. $5)
Christmas Tree (Reg. $2)
Tanner (Reg. $3)
Puddle Jumper Nativity (Reg. $5)
You can get all you see above for $10 and the Santa Digi Free.
This sale will end Sunday Night at Midnight EST.

Click Button Below to Purchase 

Many Thanks!!

Sunday 5 December 2010

Card Patterns sketch 93

I thought I would make a card especially for a challenge that I had seen on my little blog perusal. You can find the challenge here and the picture below is the sketch for this week
Here is my take on the sketch.

 I used an elzybells stamp which I stamped on Neenah cardstock. I have had a small pack in my cupboard for so long I thought I would give it a try. Judgement is still out on that one. I coulred the image with copics and added  glitter and ivory flower soft. The edging is a Martha Stewart punch. All patterned paper is by Magnolia.

Tanner Lollipop

A non christmassy card although I think this digi image by Lori Boyd is a true all rounder, can be used for general cards but also for a Christmas card. You can find him here

Friday 3 December 2010

to cheer us up

A bright and cheery card for all of us in the Uk who are snowbound.  I have never walked so much in my life I tell you x Talk about keeping you fit all it does is make me tired !!!

The pin and ribbon are from the Ribbon girl. The rubber stamp is one of many from the Murray and Ethel set which I bought from the stamp man x

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Two more oldies.

The first card is definately me on a cold snowy morning like today x

Sunday 28 November 2010

Colour Challenge #3

Do you want to win a bagful of lush ribbons and goodies like this below ?  

Well why not join in  with  the latest colour challenge  at the Ribbon Girl. blog

The challenge this month is to create a project with the main colour focus of lilac, pink and white. The challenge will close on Sunday December 12th (Midnight UK time), and a winner will randomly select one project to win this gorgeous prize from the Ribbon Girl

Here are two cards I made following the theme:

Wednesday 24 November 2010

You crack me up

I love this stamp x The image is a stamp recently bought from the Stamp man from the Murray and Ethel collection. Stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with distress inks. The twine and butto are from the Ribbon Girl

Monday 22 November 2010

Getty messy...

A couple of weeks ago I went away for a crafty weekend with a few like minded people. I loved that I tried my hand at different things that I wouldnt normaly make. This was a little project we made, I loved how everyones was very different. I decided to pop a lollipop image from Lori Boyd in my shrine. I hand made the bunting (thank yoy Andrea for providing me with the template) and hung it onto twine from the Ribbon Girl.

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Glittery girly penguins

A lovely digi image called Dana and Penny available from Lori Boyd which can be found here.
Again I coloured the image with copics and added lots of sparkle to her ear muffs, scarf and two little penquins. The dewdrops, ribbon, button and bakers twine can be found in the Ribbon Girl's shop. if you havent visited the shop I recommend you do as they sell a wide range of ribbons and sundries including silk ribbons.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Twit twoo

I made this card whilst away on a crafty weekend............ The digi image is by Pink cat studio, I coloured it with copics, sprinklings of glitter is added as well as glitter and glossy accentes on its eyes. The gorgeous ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.

Monday 15 November 2010

Oh Baby

I have had a wonderful and a little bit of a productive weekend away with new and old friends. This is one of the cards I made using a digi image called Baby Nora by Lori Boyd.
I coloured Nora with copics and used card, patterend paper and ribbon from Andrea's give away box. I tell you she has more stuff to give away than I have in my entire craft room. Even the sentiment stamp by Papertrey was Andrea's. I tell you I want to live in her craft room :)

I am going to enter this card in this weeks the Raise the Bar Challenge   Oh Baby.

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Snow much fun......

A Christmas card, in one of my favourite colour combinations,I made for fun. Little innocent digi image coloured with copics, lots of stickles added. I cut the front of the card so that you are able to see the image from the front.

Sunday 7 November 2010

Baby's first Christmas

I wanted to enter the ABC Christmas challenge which is asking for cards with a white theme.

So using one of the new digis by Lori Boyd I was up for the challenge. All of the card is white except for baby Micah and  the sprig of holly,  a stamp by Magnolia, which were coloured with copics.

Wednesday 3 November 2010

New digis by Lori

Hello Everyone!!

Just wanted to update you on the NEW Digis added to the 
 this week...
 They are $3 each
and can be found HERE