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Sunday, 14 November 2010

A veritable bouquet of Lili of the Valley

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.
Because the LOTV pre-coloured images are printed on really good quality light card, it enabled me to colour a Copic halo around the little girl's candle flame and then I added some stickles to the flame itself.   This is mirrored in my die cut of the candle at the top of the page.  My Cricut was behaving itself when I cut these candles and although they are very small and rather fiddly, I was delighted with how they turned out.     
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 backing papers are by DCWV.  I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder for the snow background.   My sentiment is Papermania I think and the candy is Craft Works.  A little extra Stickles on her coat fur and the ground beneath her feet complete the picture.
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.


Lorraine said...

oh wow i love your last 5 too they all look so beautiful huni maybe i need to think about getting some of these gorgeous die cuts xx

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your bouquet of cards. I love how you've personalised them.

Jules said...

Well done Lesley .. .. such a beautiful array of lovely makes. You must be really pleased with them.

Plus can I add .. what beautiful nails you have too!!

Have a good Sunday.

Love Jules xx

Christina said...

These are gorgeous Lesley!!
Hugs Kristel

Deb said...

wow, well done getting so many made at once they are all so perfect, love each of the images! hugs Debx

amanda stokes said...

Wow these are gorgeous Lesley,love the image,paper's and die cut candle a really lovely touch :)
hugs amanda xx

Anonymous said...

WOW! You've really made some gorgeous creations lady!! I love how you've colored this image!! AMAZING!

Kim Piggott said...

Lesley these are so beautiful wonderful work!
kim x

CraftyC said...

Your cards are gorgeous Lesley, love how you've added to the images. You've done a grand job. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Blog Hop!

Julie said...

Wow you have been busy and you have every right to be pleased with what you've done cos they're fab.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hey sweetie............ I just got ALL of your comments.. LOL... you are so funny..
so now you would say my name like
Ja NEAL like as in Neal Diamond. LOL.... And if I didn't know how old I was I would say that I was around 25 to 30..LOL.(NOT EVEN CLOSE for real).. tee hee heeeeeeeee....

Love your cards here dear.. I love that these images are done for you and still so CUTE!!!!!

I was going to eamil and can't find your email uuhhggggggggg

hugs, Janiel

Dawn B. said...

These are perfect for the upcoming holidays..Love all your little extras.. Great job.

Julie said...

These are all so fabulous!!! And they look awesome together!! Need to get a crack on, I do!! Juliexxx

pickle said...

Oh wow Lesley you have been a busy bee and all as beautiful as ever xx

Marcea said...

What a gorgeous card
Thanks for joining us on LOTV - hope you enjoyed the hop!!

Chris_P said...

Beautiful cards! Simply adorable!