Thursday, 6 January 2011

My first LOTV card and challenge

I bought three Lili of the Valley stamps before Christmas and am just now finally getting around to playing with them. I am in love with LOTV! I think the images are sooooo cute and the price is great too ;) I can't wait for next week when the new stamps come out.
All I want to do at the moment is make cards! My laundry is piling high and I can't seem to pull myself away from my office long enough to start ironing. Am I the only one out there with this problem?!

This card started off as a wedding card for my niece using the Cappella collection from Basic Grey but once I'd added the ballerina and glittered her up I don't think it fits for a wedding, so I think I'll use it for a birthday card instead.

I'd made this card last night without a sketch and to my amazement when I looked at the new challenge on LOTV my sketch was nearly what Lena had chosen. So with a little "artistic license" I am entering this on their challenge and hope they don't mind that it isn't exactly like Lena's sketch. I don't think my kids would appreciate me making another card when they haven't got any fresh clothes to wear! lol!

Card recipe:
Papers: Basic Grey Cappella
Stamps: Lili of the Valley- Little Ballerina S203 / Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments S214
Inks: Image: Stazon Black / Distress Inks (tattered rose, antique linen, tea dye, scattered straw)
Sentiment: Colorbox chalk - dark brown
Die cuts: Nestabilities Large Circle and Scalloped circle

Punch: Martha Stewart 
Glitter and pearls from my stash

Thanks for looking.



  1. Love your card Becca!

    It's gorgeous with the grey, peach and pearls and I really like the sparkle on the skirt and hearts. Lovely!

    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Hi Peggy,
    this is super sweet
    iam loving your card

  3. Sweet & adorable card Becca :o)

  4. hi Becca Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my blog candy.

    I hope you will return ...

    big hugs for you...Claudia


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