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