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Saturday, 13 November 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugary Lili of the Valley; posy number 3

I love these Lili of the Valley pre-coloured images which come in squares.  They have a blog hop this week but I'm not entering these cards there, I have another set coming.    I cut this image as an oval with my nestie and backed them with some DCWV paper and some pearlescent card.  I added a cut-down Fiskars sentiment and three MS punched snowflakes - "snow/snowflakes" is the theme at this week's Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.
I had soooo much trouble with my snowflakes.  I have several cuts in my Cricut cartridges but I just couldn't get a good one.  The paper was too thin (use a different one), the card stock was to thick (use a different one), I changed the blade and the mat, tried different cuts and nothing worked so then I opted to use an MS snowflake punch with acetate but I kept losing the punches on the carpet and I couldn't glitter them up and they were too thin and arrrrhhhhhhhh!

I got there in the end although my silver snowflake looks blue in these rather unsatisfactory photos.  I stickled the lilac snowflake and added some gems (from Quixotic Paperie) to all of the centres.  A ribbon and a handmade bow (using my Bow Easy - also from Elaine at Quixotic) and a bit of stickles on the furry bits of the image and voila - 5 more cards in the bag!

8 comments:

Kristel said...

This is really wonderful Lesley! Love the purple colours!!
Hugs Kristel

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lesley absolutely gorgeous set of cards,love these pre-printed images they're fab for quick cards are'nt they.Love the colour too
hugs amanda xx

dolcreations said...

Lesley you have certainly put me in the mood to start going on my Christmas cards! Wow...your colour choice is so my favourite! Love your colouring and that cute little bow is perfect!!!

Vicky said...

Hi hunni these are so soooo pretty I love these coloured image they are fab. Hope you have a great weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
P.S your snowflakes look awesome!!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER lady!! I sure do love your choices of color on these!! How you can make more than one of these designs is so awesome!! I love them!! HUGS

chris said...

You been going for it again Lesley, and so very beautiful they are too. very special. hugs chris xx

Mina said...

yyyyoooohhhhooooo Lesley I love these they are fabulous...I love the lilac
Mina xxx

Faye said...

This card is sooooo pretty, the snowflakes were worth the trouble and I love the LO. Have a wonderful weekend. xxx