Sunday, 22 September 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 66 - Autumn


Well it's all happening now, isn't it? The nights are drawing in, I've dug out my cosy pj's and I've even started sorting through that hat-scarf-and-glove box.....

AUTUMN is on it's way!

I've had a really lovely summer this year, despite everything with my poor old hip (which, I'm very happy to say, is now almost better....!) but there's something really comforting about Autumn. Everything is a bit cosy and snuggly. Yummy stews and casseroles after coming in from the cold. Hot chocolate at bedtime. And I love the beautiful colours of the leaves. Every year we go hunting for conkers and pine cones with the boys. I'm looking forward to this year's trip :-)

Anyway, you may have guessed that this card has an Autumn theme for Dream Valley's latest challenge!

This card is for my lovely Father in law whose birthday it is today. I've used a gorgeous pic from one of LOTV's art pads - Vintage Boys.....

And I used one of their lovely Country Gent paper pads too - both bought on my recent shopping trip to Leeds.... :-)

A bit of ribbon, some card candi and a bit of raffia to make the sheaf of wheat and hey presto!

Please pop over to Dream Valley to find out what the rest of the DT have made!

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Dream Valley Challenge 65 - Purple and Green


Well it's just about time for another challenge at Dream Valley! This time we've got a little colour challenge for you....

Purple and Green!

Well, this colour combination always makes me think of Halloween but I'm not ready for that just yet - I'm not ready to give up on Summer yet :-) So instead I decided to use one of my other purchases from my little trip to the Lili of the Valley shop......

I teamed it up with some papers by Wild Rose Studio that were just made for this challenge and then a little bit of ribbon and card candi....

A close up of the image.... as you can tell, I had a bit of fun with my glitter again :-)

Anyway, I'd better get on with things - lots to do again now the kids are back at school. Homework, spelling tests, reading books.....

Don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley and check out all the other purple and green creations by the rest of the DT :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

Thursday, 5 September 2013

My shopping trip to Lili of the Valley....


I thought it was about time I started showing you what I bought on my wonderful trip to Leeds to visit the Lili of the Valley shop - which, by the way, is the cutest shop I have ever visited! I could have stayed all day! I must have gone round it three times - first to find where everything was, then to make my first decisions as to what I was going to buy and then again just to make sure I hadn't missed anything and I'd made exactly the right choices :-)

And this stamp, and the papers I have used were the first things I wanted to play with when I got into my craft room.....

Sooo cute! I couldn't wait to colour in the little fella! And the papers are gorgeous to work with :-)

A close up of the images.....

I also added a paper pieced "Mum" from another LOTV stamp I already had cos this card was for my Mum's birthday.... I added a little bit of glitter too..... :-)

Anyway, I'll show you some more of my purchases over the next few posts :-) Hope you like!

Love 'n' hugs,