Thursday, 30 October 2008

Lili of the Valley Challenge & new crafty stash

Hi! This week's challenge (6) over at Lili of the Valley is to create a Christmas card which should be nice and easy! The winner gets a guest spot for 2 weeks on the design team so why not have a go?!

This is my DT entry. I used the Lili of the Valley cute Spice reindeer stamp which I coloured in with my copics. I then highlighted his nose with some Glossy Accents to make it stand out- I think the photo catches it! The paper is from a Dovecraft Christmas paper set and the sentiment is Lili of the Valley from their Christmas greetings. I then added some square gems and I had this little bell and ribbon which I took off a chocolate reindeer a friend gave me last year and thought it would be perfect as a finishing touch!

Crafty stash used: Stamp (LOTV); Copics; Sentiment (LOTV); Paper (Dovecraft); Assorted cardstock; Gems (Lakeland); Glossy Accents; Bell and ribbon (recycled)

Thought I'd show you my new stamp sets- two Sophie's alphabets. I haven't heard of this make before but I was looking for a new funky alphabet set and I saw these on Ebay. I got them for £7.50 for both sets which is about a third of the price so I think I got a really good deal. They stamp beautifully (will be posting a card using them later this week). The other really good thing about them though is that they have more than one of each letter. At first I thought "why've they done that? that's stupid!" but then I realised it's so you can make words on your acrylic block before you stamp!! So then I thought "genuis!" I haven't seen that before- such a good idea!!

I've got a blog award from my lovely friend, Fi.
The rules are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award
3. Nominate 5 blogs
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees

The bloggers I'm going to nominate are Fi, Linda, Crafty Lou, Ann and Mel
BUT basically I'm saying enjoy the award, don't worry about passing it on as I know if you get tagged alot etc it can take up lots of precious blogging time!! ;0) The people I've nominated have truly amazing blogs which fill me with inspiration and bring me lots of pleasure looking at them! Enjoy!! x


strawberry fields said...

Ah, thank you hun! I love love love the reindeer. I smiled when I saw your letter stamps as I've just bought some and tried to stamp the word 'peace' realising I didn't have enough 'e' stamps so a clever design having several of the style xx


Hi Steph, oh your new stamps love lovely, can't wait to see what you do with them. There are some great bargains to be had on ebay, but im trying to be good, at least for this week! Hugs to you Linda x

Andrea, said...

Fab card, the reindeer is so cute. The sizes for the step fold card are

Base Card 10.5” x 5”
Fold + Score at 1.25”, 2.5”, 4.25”, 6”, 8.25”
and then fold, the smallest at the front of the card

I hope this makes sense if not just let me know. Have fun!

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, great DT card, and thanks for the Blow Award, I feel truly honoured. Louise x

Rosette said...

That reindeer is so cool.. and that bell... mwaaa! Lovely

CraftyC said...

A great christmas card, love the LO and a cute image!