Sunday, 23 February 2014

Nearly There Plus A 'Shelfie' lol xx


Morning possums and a very happy Sunday to everybody - I hope you are all enjoying your weekend :)

Are you all excited about the new Lili of The Valley release tomorrow?

Check it all out .......

... and as you can see, there are 6 gorgeous paper pads, 5 new art pads and also another set of the popular sentiments tags for all your family members so in just over 24 hours you will be able to get your mitts on them.

I have to say that this has been one of my fave ever launches.
The papers are so lovely - every single pad - and the new Art Pads are stunning.
And of course we all love those little tag sentiments :)

I thought I'd also share  another card that I made for Create & Craft and this one features  the beautiful Timeless Victorian papers and an image from the  English Charm Art Pad.  This was one of those times when I knew as soon as I saw the image what I wanted to do with it - don't you just love it when that happens - and I had planned to demo this on the old telly but it took so long that it wouldn't have worked there.

But I was really pleased with how it turned out.

I thought the image was perfect for a shelf card  as the pots of lavender are already sitting on a shelf and the dimension created in the image is stunning. The background wooden panels on the image match one of the papers in the pad perfectly ....


... as you can see here.  
You can almost smell that lavender :)




I made the shelf from card and  covered it with the paper.
Then I stuck it onto the front of the card and added the trimmed down image which I stuck on with lots of silicone glue so that it almost hung over the edge.

I carefully cut out the little tag from the image so that it actually did hang over the edge, just as it would if it was really on a shelf. I made the scalloped borders using a Spellbinders die and cut 2, one from the papers and one from white card and glued them together


I made another one for the top of the image and then went to town with loads of punched leaves and little flowers .....



... as you can see lol!!

I added some liquid pearls as well.
This card was lots of fun to do  - it isn't too difficult and you just need to use loads of silicone glue to hold it all in place :)




You can see how I made the shelf a bit better on this pic.
A beautiful lilac bow and sparkler which I got from The Ribbon Girl.
The shop is closed for a short while but it will re-open once Mary feel able to deal with it following the sad death of her beloved husband Roy.

Right that's me done.
I'm off to finish a commission then I better start the dinner. My lot are in residence so it's an almost full house. We are minus Nikkie though because she is travelling down to Brighton today for a week with work.

Enjoy the rest of your day and don't forget if you haven't taken part in the Lili of The Valley blog hop from Friday, there's still time to do so and you can find the deets right here.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Sammy said...

Utterly gorgeous! This is so beautifully put together and such a great idea!
I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the new papers too, but it'll have to wait until next month *sulk*
Oh, and I booked myself into your 3D workshop at LOTV in April. Really looking forward to it! x

Jane said...

Aww Dawny this one is a beaut! I really love it....when I first read you post title I thought it said a selfie not a shelfie....I thought I was going to see your smiling face....LOLOL! Happy Sunday x

Jane said...

Oh I almost forgot to say that I have a jewellery giveaway/candy over at my blog, please feel free to join the fun, hugs xx

Linny said...

WOW Amazing card. Love the shelf idea. Linda x

Marjorie said...

Oh! my word!! this is just soooo beautiful Dawny! Love the image and the art pads are always a favourite of mine, so this is definitely on my list for tomorrow, as well as the gorgeous papers!.. love all the flowers, you have made, it really is a pleasure to behold!!
Marjorie x

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! Love it, it's just so gorgeous!

Tanya xx

Sue said...

WOW!! This is absolutely stunning Dawny. I love the image, your design is so beautiful and I really love all the detailing you have added not to mention those gorgeous papers too.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the day with your family.
hugs Sue xx

Clevercrafter said...

Beautiful card and stunning papers and image, will be waiting for the launch tomorrow to get mine.

Debra Kenworthy said...

A..MA..ZING as they say on strictly! Wonderful card Dawny. I would have loved to have seen this demo.... any chance you coming to my house to demo it? ;) Absolutely love it. Debra x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is gorgeous, what a great idea - love the flowers over the shelf! I just love using LOTV art pads and can't wait for these new ones to come out!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card l am almost picking the flowers x Susan x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Dawny. Love the design and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

Lauren Hatwell said...

It's beautiful. Lx

Patty said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? I have never seen such an exquisite creation in all the years I've been visiting everybody in the worlds blogs!! I don't have enough words to properly explain how beautiful this is! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is gorgeous Dawny, I love the shelf image and papers.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.