Sunday 10 July 2011

My favourite LOTV and a bunch of challenges

Today I'm loading up a card that I made especially to fit a number of challenges.

There are so many lovely challenges out there this week, that I know I won't have time to do them all, so I have taken inpsirationfrom the Sketch Saturday sketch, lace and ribbons and Summertime, to come up with the design that you see below.

This image is such a cutie - it's from the new LOTV range and I have used hera couple of times already. It reminds me of when I was little as this is exactly what I would have been doing, whilst playing in the back garden. I have a beutiful (well he's beautiful to me anyway!) shabby old teddy that my Grandad gave me for my very first Christmas, and in my younger years I would not be parted from him, so this image really reminds me of that and also of my Grandad who, sadly is no longer with us.

I have coloured the image with my trusty promarkers, and the beautiful papers are a Pink Petticoat set that came with one of the craft mags recently.

I've also made the little flowers using one of the Spellbinders flower die sets. I cut two different sizes, dirstressed them around the edges, cureled the petals and added brads, and I think they have come out quite nicely. I really love all the fabric flowers that you can get, but I am reluctant to use them, as, once they're gone - they're gone as they say - so I can see that getting to be quite expensive. This way - although you have an initial investment, you get to use it over  and over again and really customise your flowers, so I am loving this alternative.

Anyway - on to the challenges. I am entering this card for:

Bearly Mine - Summertime
Card Making Mamas - Summertime
Cute Card Thursday - Lace
Sketch Saturday
CES Challenge - Recipe

On a final note - I just wanted to thank you for all the lovely comments that you have been leaving me. I love reading them all, and I appreciate every one.


Sharon xx


  1. love the colour combination of this card. Great job.

  2. So sweet :o) Lovely image and very pretty papers. Lisa x

  3. A very pretty card Sharon, love the sweet image an gorgeous embellies.

    Donna x

  4. So pretty,one of the cutest images ever!Fab papers too, thanks for joining as CES thisweek, Karenx

  5. Oh what a gorgeous card, fab image and papers.

  6. Beautiful, Sharon - I've got that paper pad too and it's really pretty.

    Helen x

  7. Hi ya
    very pretty card, lovely cute image, lovely lace, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  8. Beautiful card Sharon and I love lotv to. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  9. Shabby teddies are the best kind, they prove that they were/are loved.
    Your card is lovely, LOTV images are very cute indeed.
    Thank you for joining in our Sketch Saturday challenge
    Jo xx

  10. Fabby card.. I love this image too...very scrummy!! Thanks for playing at CES xx

  11. Oh wow! So pretty and feminine!
    Thanks for joining us at CCT this week,
    Hugs Kylie xx

  12. Fabulous - your papers are gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining in our recipe challenge at CES this wee, Juliexxx

  13. ahhh this is so sweet thanks for joining our recipe challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon