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Friday, 30 January 2015

Wish I was an elf

A couple of my all time favourite books are the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings so you can imagine how thrilled I've been that they've been made into films.  Normally books don't translate well into film but I think that Peter Jackson has done a fantastic job.

But anyway, I waffle.  I'm actually here today to share my DT inspiration for Alicia Bel this week and I chose Elfa Del Bosque which translates to Forest Elf...

So now you can see why I was going on about Tolkien books!  So I created a window and used a (discontinued) Stampin' Up embossing folder and a Memory Box leaf die to create this.  The sentiment is from the SugarPea Designs Pure Magic stamp set.  Not much else to say about it - pretty simple!

Check out the rest of the design team's inspirational projects over at the blog here.  Thanks for visiting me - I'll see you later on my blog rounds.  Ta ta!

Cookie love

When I saw the For the Boys theme for this week's La-La Land Crafts inspiration, I thought of this little dude straight away and created this card...

Copics used:
Face: E000, E00, E21, R02, R05
Hair: C03, C05, C07, C09
Outfit & tray: C03, C05, C07, B91, B93, B97, R02, R05, R08, E31, E33

This guy is so adorable and I love his hat!  I kept it pretty clean and simple as I thought the papers by NitWit Collections did enough for it!

Check out the rest of the DT creations over at the blog here!  I will be back later with my Alicia Bel DT post - ta ta for now!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

You brighten my day

I'm here today with the last of my Lili of the Valley sneak peeks using one of the cuties and sentiment from the Happy Bear clear stamp sheet that is being released this Saturday - not long now to get your hands on these sweeties!  Don't forget to join the hop (yesterday's post) to win the whole set!!!!

He's so adorable, I'm sure you'll agree!  The sentiment is also from the set.  The papers are called Party Animals by Nitwit Collections and the hearts are die cut from the SPD SugarCuts Heart Journal Card die set.

Okay, I'll be back tomorrow with my La-La Land Crafts and Alicia Bel DT posts - until then, bye!

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.


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