Thursday, 15 November 2012

It’s mini blog hop time …

 
 
Good morning everyone, it’s the 15th of the month again which means it’s time for another of our Lili of the Valley designer mini hops
 
Today the stamp that we are going to showcase is Bringing Gifts
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The following DT members are all taking part so make sure you hop along from one blog to another and see what the girls have made using this cute little stamp;
 
Anne (that’s me)
Fleur
Gretha
Lou
 
The aim is to to show you some different ways to use the same image  …and hopefully give you lots of ideas!
 
As always we have some prizes up for grabs, all you need to do to be in the prize draw is to leave a comment. Don’t forget that you’ll need to visit and comment on all the cards to have the best chance of winning as the prizes are hidden along the way and we don’t know where they are!
 
 
This is the card I made with the image…
 
 
Bringing Gifts

I thought I’d try something different so I coloured the image with pencils as I was a bit pushed for time with this one. It’s certainly quicker than using Promarkers or Copics but it just looks a bit washed out to me, I think I need to practice!

The papers are Papermania Henbury Lane and the die is a Cheery Lynn doily
The flowers I used are gardenia, asters, sweetheart blossoms, 10mm open roses, gypsophelia and 5mm rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts
The fabulous red berries are from The Ribbon Girl as is the white seam binding
The sentiment is from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases
Finally I added some glamour dust …and then went a bit mad with the liquid pearls!

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Hope you like it, sorry it's a terrible picture. Don’t forget to leave me a comment to be in with a chance of one of the prizes

I’ll be back later today with this weeks Lili’s Little Fairies challenge so please do pop back if you have the chance

























45 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet couple and lovely colours.

    Lisa x

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  2. Hi Anne this is gorgeous the image is adorable and is coloured beautifully. Love the design and layout. Caroline xxx

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  3. Gorgeous card and I love the colouring. Holly x

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  4. Great to see you trying pencils..I must have a go. Lovely card...I do love a mini hop.
    Jane x

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  5. What an adorable and truly christmassy card! I like to softer look of the pencils - like to use watercolour pencils a lot.

    Greetings, Christine

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  6. This is gorgeous Anne. I love the image and your soft colouring looks beautiful. The flower and papers look wonderful

    hugs Sue

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  7. Love this cute couple, gorgeous red and gold. Have to admit you are right, the colour isn't as vibrant as Promarkers.

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  8. Lovely card, Anne, colouring with pencils gives a softer colouring, but I think it looks great.
    hugs Dorte

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  9. As usual Anne, a really beautiful card, I love the unusual colouring, it looks great. Thank you for sharing! xxx

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  10. I like the bright green, different to the usual Christmas colours. X

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  11. Gorgeous card Anne. I love the stamp, they are such a sweet couple. The colours are softer than with promarkers but you can still see all the shading and depth.
    Lorraine x

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  12. What a lovely card have you made.
    hugs, Carla

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    1. Beautiful card Anne, those flowers are gorgeous..

      Hugs Kelly

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  13. This is really lovely; great to see the different ways you have all used the same image - so inspiring :).
    Kate x

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  14. Gorgeous card, gorgeous colors, gorgeous image and gorgeous flowers.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  15. Helemaal super gedaan. Prachtig.
    groetjes Joke

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  16. Nice card, the colouring is soft and pastel.

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  17. I think this is a warm and lovely card! :)

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  18. Great card Anne, I love my promarkers, but it's nice to have a change sometimes & you have used your pencils so beautifully that I have decided to dig mine out!
    Natx

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  19. Gorgeous card Anne! I think the colouring looks lovely :) I'm hoping Santa will bring me a set of prismas lol, I might be setting the bar a bit high though :P I love your colour combo and that sentiment is lovely :)

    Tanya xxx

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  20. Such a sweet image and a lovely bright card Anne!

    xx Irene

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  21. What a lovely card. Looks great all those little pearl drops and great image.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  22. Anne,
    Lovely card, I like your coloring, I think the reason it may look washed out to you, is that the colors of your embelishments are so deep and rish looking, I love it all, design is great and your coloring and embelishments are great, just one is deeper and richer than if you used markers. Thanks for sharing, I think I will get my pencils out today, I don't use them enough. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card.
    hugs
    Donna

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  23. this is gorgeous Anne - love the colours and the image is just fab xx

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  24. Lovely card.. Its a cutie!!!

    Greetings from Belgium..

    Ingrid

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  25. Gorgeous! I think your colouring is fabulous, I like the effect of the pencils xx

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  26. Waw anne this is beautiful. Just love the image and your pretty colouring. Hugs! Mojca

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  27. Lovely card and combi color!

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  28. Hiya Anne , what a scrumptious card... love it.. how fabulous to have a mini blog hop. TFS! Hugs xx

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  29. Wonderful card, love the colors and the 'out of the box'image!
    grtz.Colien

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  30. How pretty, love how you used paper to edge the images with.

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  31. I think your card is absolutely perfect and I love the colors.




    Sabrina

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  32. Gorgeous, as always, Anne.....and those colours look so lush.....love your festive creation!

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  33. This card is so pretty and love the traditional colours Hugs Denise xx

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  34. What an absolutely gorgeous card. Love the little pearls you have put all around.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  35. Beautiful card. I love the colours you have used.

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  36. I's beautiful and I love the little pearls you added!

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  37. The card is lovely Anne, but I do agree with you that I would prefer the image to be a little bit brighter. Love the layout.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x