Thursday 19 January 2012

Lavender and Lace

Exciting news! I've been asked to join the DT at Lili's Little Fairies, and of course I said yes! This is my creation for this week's Lavender and Lace challenge. I've inked up the Pom Pom fairy with brown Momento and coloured with my Copics: skin tones E000, E00, E01 & E21; hair and socks E50, E51, E53 & E55; her top and shoes B60, B63 & B66; her tutu and wings V000, V01, V12 & V15; shadow BV31 and an old B60 that I've topped up with blending solution so it's quite pale.And here is my card. I've used lavender gingham paper from my stash, inked the edges with a lavender chalk in then doodled my stitches. Then I cut a white Marianne doily circle, LR0130, and the new embossed scallop, LR0201, layer to pop behind my image. To embellish I cut the Marianne daisy flowers, LR0106, out of vellum then added the punched oak leaves and little Nellie's Choice punched butterflies, finishing them all with pale lavender blue pearls. I almost forgot the lace part of the challenge so quickly tied a lace bow to add, although you could say my circle and scallop edge are also lace elements.

As this is my first week as part of the Lili's Little Fairies DT I'll be posting my card for CCT later on .. .. In the mean time, why not stop by the LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog where you can add your name to the Weekly Candy list for a chance to win fabulous LOTV stamps!

Today is a good day, we heard that we have got the planning permission to build the extension to the bungalow, albeit with some restrictions, but at least now I can go ahead and get builders quotes. Jason has almost finished tiling the kitchen area (he took over as the last bit involves lots of cuts) so I'll be grouting again later. We settled on a mellow green for the kitchen and have painted the bit above the window to make sure .. .. now I need to find a fabric to make a roman blind and prep the rest of the wall ready for painting (peeling of paper -yuk).

The Flutterby Wednesday challenge this week is an open theme, so I can enter my card with them. Crafty Catz want you to use something new on your creation, mine is the new Marianne scallop die. The ABC challenge is H = Happy Birthday so I can enter with them too.


  1. congrats on making the DT - a well deserved place .. gorgeous card - love the lilac shades and those gorgeous flowers
    Lisa x

  2. Beautiful card babes. FANTASTIC news about the house xxx

  3. congratulations Annie so deserved as your work is just so beautiful!

    Good news at last bet you are so chuffed enjoy your grouting Chanelle xxx

  4. Fab news, Annie, congrats with your DT job.
    Lovely card.
    hugs Dorte

  5. Oh Annie! Big congratulations on becoming a DT member for Lili's Little Fairies! Yay! :D
    And it's no surprise they asked you, this is a beautiful creation, the layout is fab and I love the gorgeous flowers too :)
    Good luck with the rest of your kitchen!

  6. your card is beautiful! congrats on your DT post, right up your street eh? fab news on the planning too, at last! This will sure to be a good year for you, got off to a good start!

  7. congratulations Anne on your DT post, such a delightful card

  8. Hello Annie, welcome to the team and working with you at LLF's. Your card is so pretty and I love your stamp choice. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  9. Congrats on joining Lili's Little Fairies DT. I know how you love your LOTVs. Fantastic first card for the DT. Love the colours.

    Kat xx

    ps great news about your planning permission.

  10. Beautifully Done, I love the lilac! Thanks so much for joining in at ABC this time
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Beautiful card thanks for joining Crafty Catz ths week

  12. Gorgeous and adorable.

  13. Hi Annie,
    Congratulations on making the DT at LilisLittleFairies.
    Gorgeous card and she is another fav of mine. Love that new scallop edge.

  14. I'm thrilled on both counts Annie. I just think of you & LOTV. Love the lacey style here with the vellum & the soft colours. the white accenting is just lovely & the butterflies' bodies kist gorgoeus combined with the pearl flower centres.
    Have a good weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

  15. cute card!!!! thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge


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