Monday, 19 July 2010

Loving LOTV

Hello, lovely Bloggers. I've just dropped my SIL off at the airport so that she can jet off to meet up with her Hubby in Venice!!! Unfortunately, she only had hand luggage so there's no way on this earth I could squash myself into it so here I am, back home hoping that someday it'll me jetting off to my dream place!!

It's been really hot here today, totally unexpected after the weather we've had lately so I'm afraid I've made the most of it and sat out with my book, just as well really 'cos it's raining now so I don't feel too guilty.

I did take some colouring out with me too. At the minute I'm totally in love with the gorgeous Lily of the Valley stamps. I don't normally do cute but these have really taken my fancy and they are a joy to colour, especially with distress inks.


I'm going to enter this one into the LOTV challenge this week. The sketch proved a challenge in itself as it's the first time I tried following a sketch for a card but I'm quite pleased with the result.

This little fairy is my all time favourite. She is stamped on a Nestie and the papers were all off a freebie docrafts CD. The roses were made out of pearl paper with chalk ink rubbed on the edge. The sentiment is from Dawn Bibby. Where would I be without her brilliant sentiment stamps!! A little bit of stickles added the fairy magic to her wings.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Monday is going well so far. Just as an after thought, while blog hopping over the weekend one kind blogger was giving away seeds from her garden and that reminded me I have some blue Aquilegia seeds freshly gathered. If anyone wants any just drop me an e-mail with your snail mail address and I'll gladly pop them in the post.

13 comments:

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Venice - makes me drool, it's such a wonderful City even if a bit warm in July.

A very pretty card, that little image is so sweet.

Warm here as well, garden is really looking sorry for itself now and no sign of rain, even what they promised never materilaised properly.

B x

Lynne K said...

Hi Lisa,

What a lovely card! I can see why you fell in love with the fairy image, she's a real sweetie, isn't she? Your paper roses are perfect, and I like the patterned ribbon across the bottom.

Sorry I haven't been keeping up lately. Been very busy at work with end of term concerts & other things. I'm SO looking forward to the hols - roll on Thursday evening! It's been very warm and muggy here today, but rain forecast for tomorrow. Not complaining, could do with it a bit fresher and the garden needs it. Have a good week.

Lynne xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Lisa this is so very beautiful!
I love this image too and your colours are so pretty!
So glad the weather is sunny again!
hugs
kim x

Jill said...

Hi Lisa. I will go with you on LOTV stamps, only have a couple but they are gorgeous aren't they. Jill x

Lynda said...

This is such a lovely card Lisa - I've got a few LOTV stamps and I haven't had the chance to ink them up yet - I've used some of their printed die cut sheets and they are fab.

I hope you get some takers for the seeds - I've got a lovely blue Aquilegia in my garden too thats seeded but I'm going to have to dig my borders out soon as they're getting a little overgrown with the same old stuff and I need to get some goodness into the soil and some fresh planting to revive it. Just need to muster up some strength and enthusiasm first.

Love Lynda xxx

Hope Jacare said...

Wonderful card Lisa - every element ties in so well. The ribbon and the flowers are perfect - your colouring is gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Karen said...

Now I don't normally do 'cutesy' either but this image is really pretty isn't it Lisa? You have made a really beautiful card!

Ahhhhh Venice....would so love to go there too! XXX

Kay Carley said...

Oh you've used my favourite colour I see!! Just love this stamp and you've coloured her so nicely! I too have succumbed to this LOTV image - haven't had chance to ink it up yet though!

Kay xx

chris said...

Hi Lisa, this is so beautiful, Its one of my favourite images, I adore what you have done with her.
hugs chris xx

Kathy said...

Pretty card Lisa. Such a shame about missing out on the visit to Venice.....

So, where's your WOYWW this week?

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Lisa pretty colours. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge
Clairexx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Lisa - oooh - isn't she just the cutest little fairy you've ever seen!! I love her, and your card is so beautiful. Your handmade flowers are stunning too.
Hope all is well with you and yours -have a great school holiday with your family. Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

I missed this one before I went away.

I love how you used the sketch and your colouring is so well done.

Great flowers - they set everything off beautifully.

Love Jules xx