Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lily of the Valley - Just For Me

Every once in a while, I become slightly delinquent with my design team work and I pull out images I bought because I love them and they have been sitting in a tidy little pile on my desk quietly waiting for my attention. Sometimes it takes me a week to find enough free time on the sly to get these projects done! Today, I want to share a 'just for me' project.

I love the whimsey of the Lily of the Valley stamps because they make me remember snippets of my children when they were small and played dress up and would use the entire living room to create a village and the center piece was a tea party on the low table.

This darling image is Birthday Fairy which I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink (recommended by copic for use with their markers) and she was cut out using the largest classic rectangles nestabilities die. I have used some old Cosmo Cricket paper called Little Girls. It's so old it isn't on the CC website anymore!!! Jeepers, it likely should have been used up long before now. Paper doesn't come with an expiration date, does it?! If so, I have more than my fair share of expired paper products... *sigh* My stardust stickles are also getting so old that I have to shake them to re mix the glitter and glue so if you see more sparkle that I normally have on my projects, I want to get this stuff used up not wasted. Now, for fresh supplies like newly released Cosmo Cricket paper and NEW stickles, Kate can meet your paper crafting needs and wants at i {heart} papers!!!

I used tiny flora and fauna punches by EK Success for the floral spray in the corner. Cute, eh?!! I used some really old dew drops for some shine without sparkle.

I used the following copics on this project;
skin; YR0000/000, R12
hair & floor; E11/13/15/19
sweater, pom poms & gift wrap; BG70/72/75, (dots) YG91/93
wings, tutu & bow; R000/20/21/22/24
slippers; R000/20, E71
bear & socks; C0/2/3/4/7
background; E40/42/43, colourless blender

stamps; birthday fairy (lily of the valley)
paper; little girl (cosmo cricket), canvas white, lagoon (bazzill), x-press it (copic)
ink; tuxedo black memento (tsukineko)
accessories; {really old} teal ribbon (american craft elements), white satin ribbon (SU!), flora and fauna punches (ek success), lg rectangle nestabilities die (spellbinders), spring bloom dew drops (the robin's nest), border punch (martha stewart), stardust stickles (ranger)

bows & berries; glitter
kaboodles doodles - lots of layers
lexi's creations - card for a child
tip top tuesday - kids 
art impressions stamps - for the girls
paper shelter - anything goes
southern girls - anything goes
stamp with fun - anything goes
sweet stampin' - anything goes
inspire me fridays - anything goes
crafty ribbons - anything goes
crafty sentiments - birthday
totally stampalicious - birthday card for a child
stampin' for the weekend - what a cutie
di's digi design - make your own flowers
splitcoast inspiration challenge -
card makin' mamas - get punchy 
simon says stamp - dies &/or punches


Debs said...

Fabulous card, brilliant colouring, love the dew drops. Thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
Hugs Debs

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing what stunning colours you have used, its amazing, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxo

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful card. Lovely colours and great dew drop effect. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Deloris said...

What a fabulous card! Great coloring, a super layout and perfect embellishments. I really love it.

Thanks for joining the challenge at Art Impressions. Hope to see you again soon.

Kim. said...

This is a stunning card, gorgeous cutie image and those papers maybe past their expiry but they are really pretty plus your card is beautifully embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.
Kim xXx

LaJanette said...

Very cute project! I just love when you get the chance to work on something JFF! You have done an amazing job; love your coloring, and the use of your papers and those dew drops is just awesome!

Glad you played along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week! Good luck:0)


Kendra said...

The coloring on this is awesome! How do you get your bows so NICE! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious!

Jessie Lubyk said...

This is just so Whimsy and Fun! I love it. Thanks for joining us over at Totally Stampalicious Monday

La Vikinga said...

Hi Loretta; I 'm really a fan of your well-made cards with mats and squares! I love them!

Thanks for participating with this lovely card at Crafty Ribbons!

La Vikinga

Joycelyn Turner said...

H Loretta!!! This is absolutely adorable!!!! Your coloring is superb and every element and just perfect!!! WOW!!

Lisa M said...

Oh good gracious...this is adorable! Yeah you and your "just for me" time. Incredible dainty gorgeous card. I was like a kid in a candy store looking at all the wonderful goodies on this little masterpiece. :)
Thank you so much for taking some time out just for you and playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "1 For the Kids" challenge.
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Abi said...

Doesn't matter how old the papers are, they are fab & perfect for this image. An altogether gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Clare Curcio said...

This is so cute! I love the colors, and the way you've colored the image! I'm taking my first Copic class on Oct. 13 in Knoxville, and I'm so excited to learn how to shade like you have!

I hope your time opens up for you to spend some in your craft room, and things settle down a bit!


Paddington fan said...

What a pretty card, cute image, great colouring and gorgeous flowers!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Lexi's Creations this time. Good luck & I hope you will join us again soon, love Jacky x

Tracey T said...

This is just so pretty. Love your colours and the papers you have chosen. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Penny said...

WOW. Your colouring is absolutely devine. thanks for showcasing your talent with us at the Card makin Mama's

Conniecrafter said...

Awww so sweet, love your coloring and the arrangement of the flowers and greenery is very pretty too.... I am very glad that our products don't have expiration dates I am forever going back and using old papers and such.

Marcea said...

What a really wonderful card!! Thankyou for joining our challenge last week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - make sure you join our new challenge this week .... the theme is Anything Goes


craftykitten said...

Simply gorgeous card. Love the use of those dew drops, just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time. Hope to see you again next time.
Dawn xx

Kazza said...

Beautiful card,image and colouring. Thanks for joining our challenge. xx

Dora said...

Awww how cute this is, love the colours and gorgeous flowers. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' and Crafty Sentiments this week. Good luck xx

Robin said...

Beautiful card and colouring! Happy World Cardmaking Day!! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!! There is a giveaway and 50% off coupon at the blog as part of the celebrations!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, this card is stunning! Your coloring is to-die-for, and I love how you added the glitter. The flowers are gorgeous, too. Thanks for playing along with us at Bows and Berries!

Di said...

WOW this is jusr stunning and i just love those dew drops!
Thanks for joining Digidesigns this week
Hugs Di xxxx

Sande said...

Such a fabulous card. Great colors and your coloring is stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs this time! Hope to see you soon again!

Hugs, Sande xx

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