I have been making little posies of Lili of the Valley from pre-coloured images purchased at the NEC. See my last three posts. Having finished my last 5 cards, I now find myself with a veritable bouquet.
Lili of the Valley have a blog hop this week and an "Anything Goes" theme. I have been promoting this pack of pre-coloured image for the last five days and I have been entering my previous cards in various challenges. This most recent set is the one I am entering into the blog hop challenge. I think it's my favourite of the images although I love all of them and I am very happy with all of my cards.
Smaller still are the holly leaves which are the result of some punchings taken from a Christmas corner punch and even smaller are the berries which, believe it or not, are the punchings from a little dotty border punch, glued on to the holly. I took a picture of the candle with my little (pinky) finger nail in it to show just how small the berries are. They are about the size of a standard pin head. Of course creating these toppers somewhat lengthened the time it took to make the cards but even so, I can't recommend these pre-coloured images highly enough. Last year I made 25 Christmas cards in total and laboured over every last one of them. This year I have already made 20 in just four days!
The DT over at Lili of the Valley have produced the most magnificent cards using a newly released stamp set and each DT member is giving away one of the new stamps in the hop. There is a grand prize too of some new absolutely gorgeous sentiment stamps so do visit their blog.
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