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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Lili of the Valley new release blog hop!

The Lili of the Valley design team are having a blog hop today to show off the new release that will be available from the webite from 31 January.  There are four new rubber stamps and some clear ones too.  I used another adorable bear from the Happy Bear clear stamp sheet for my DT make...

The papers are... guess what... yep, Party Animals by Nitwit Collections and again I used my old Woodware punch for the little stars.

I forgot to mention that I've been colouring in these cuties with my new Polychromos pencils.  Steve bought me the whole 120 set for Christmas - what a lucky girl I am!  Personally, I prefer them to my Prismas as the lead is harder and easier for me to be lighter with them.  I still love my Prismas though so they won't be relegated to the bin!

Back to the hop!  One lucky hopper will win a full set of the new release!  The winner will be announced this Friday.  Here is the hop list...

Mary J (me!)

Okay, I'll be back on Friday with my La-La Land Crafts and Alicia Bel DT posts.  Enjoy your week until then!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Hi everybody!  Thank you for visiting me today.  I'm sharing an early Valentine's card that I've made for my husband.  As my regular visitors will know, my husband isn't very impressed with my cards, especially if they are cute (my usual style!) but I think he'll like this one as it doesn't have a cute image in sight!

Now I just couldn't photograph this card very well - it looks much better in real life!  I die cut the pink card with DCWV glitter cardstock and used lots of foam pads for depth.  I used dies from the SugarPea Designs SugarCuts Heart Journal Card die set and the polka dot paper is by Doodlebug.  Take a closer look at this gorgeous die set...

And here's a closer look at the glitter cardstock...

Well, we'll have to wait and see if he likes it!  In the meantime, I'll be back later in the week with my La-La Land Crafts and Alicia Bel DT posts - see you then!

Monday, 26 January 2015

Heart shaped easel card

Just popping in to let you know that there are some freebie printables papers on our docrafts Facebook page.  As soon as I saw them I knew that I wanted to create a heart shaped card and this is how it turned out...

As you can see, I created an easel card with the papers and added some flowers and butterfly elements.  I finished it off with a few iridescent gems dotted around for some added interest.  I love how this turned out so I'm going to give this to my Mother-In-Law for her birthday.  The docrafts goodies I used were:

Xcut Petal Posy dies
Xcut Floral Frame dies
Xcut Nesting Heart dies
Xcut Nesting Circle dies
Xcut Butterflies die set
Papermania Transparent Adhesive Stones

That's it from me today - thanks for visiting and I'll see you again soon!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sweet Bear bum!

I've got yet another Lili of the Valley sneak peek of one of another adorable bear from the Happy Bear clear stamp sheet that is being released on 31 January.

Look at that cute little bum!  And I really love the font of the sentiment that also comes with this set.  The papers are (again!) the Party Animals by Nitwit Collections and I used a very old Woodware punch for the little stars (although I don't think they are called stars!).

Okay, that is it from me this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you next week.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Docrafts Design Team blog hop!

Hi everyone!  As I announced on this post here, I'm now on the Docrafts design team and we decided to have a little blog hop to introduce the team and show you our "typical" styles.  As you'll know, my style is CAS with a touch of cute!  But I'm trying to move away from too much cute as it's not everyone's cup of tea.  My husband is especially not a fan of cute so I decided to take the opportunity to make his Valentine's Day card...

A bit soppy, but not too soppy.  He should like it, but then again he rarely likes my cards so he'll just have to suck it up, lol!  Here's a list of the Docrafts goodies I used:

Slimline Alphabet die
Quilting Embossing Folder
Heart Nesting dies
Papermania Monochrome Buttons
Papers from the Valentines Collection (free download here)

You can find Docraft stockists over at the website here.  So if you're on the hop, you should have come from Katie Lamb and you now need to hop off to Sarah Douglas.

I'll be back tomorrow with a Lili of the Valley sneak peek so see you then!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Alicia Bel new release

The Alicia Bel new releases for this month is now available in store and the design team are showcasing them over at the blog today.  I decided to use the beautiful Blowing Kisses...

I love her outfit - I want one just like it!  And I definitely need the platform shoes what with only being 5' 2"!!  The papers are by Pink Petticoat and the sentiment is from the SugarPea Designs Happy Mail stamp set and the SugarCuts Heart Journal die set.

You can see all of the new goodies being showcased over at the blog here.  I'm off now - enjoy the rest of your Friday!

Green hair - really?!

The theme over at the La-La Land Crafts blog this week is funky hair colours.  Here is my DT take on it...

La-La Land Craft goodies used:

Copics used:
Face: E000, E00, E21, R20, R02, R05
Hair: YG000, G20, G21, G24
Outfit: R00, R02, R05, Y11, Y15, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78

It felt really weird not using normal hair colour but I think it came out ok!  The papers are by My Minds Eye and I used some little pearls for interest.

I will be back later with my Alicia Bel DT post - see you then!


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