Monday, 5 September 2011


Iam sooo into creating Christmas cards right now…lol I decided to join in with this weeks LILI OF THE VALLEY CHALLENGE which is this sketch.


These sort of sketches ‘scare me’ lol It’s the whole layer on layer thing. Iam ‘trying’ to get over me fear of these sort of sketches though…lol  I decided to join in with this one though so as to use me gorgeous Lili of the valley stamp.

Today was my gorgeous li’l Chloe monsters 1st day of ‘BIG’ school.

She still seems just too little to be at big school, she isn’t even 5 until January. For the next 2 weeks she goes from 8.50am until 1.20pm, then after 2 weeks she will be going from 8.50am until 3.20 pm. She had her 1st ever school dinner today and when she came home she was so pleased with herself because she managed to carry her own dinner tray without spilling any food Smile

………..So while she was at school i decided to make a Christmas card for her using the lili of the valley sketch. Here is what i made

I love the way that this turned out in the end. Iam LOVIN this colour combo and can see me using it a LOT! The image has been coloured using prisma pencils. It’s the 1st time i’ve used that bluey/turqoisey coloured pencil and i LOVE  it. The wooden snowflake is smothered in glitter but the pic doesn’t show just how sparkly this is. The papers are a mixture of basic grey/bo bunny and papermania. The ribbon and button from stash (coloured button with copics)

Over at the LET’S CRAFT AND CREATE challenge blog they are celebrating their 1st Birthday (I can’t believe that it has been a year already) They want you too re-visit a previous challenge, so i have gone for #11 – A stitch in time/ #19 –Sew Lovely/ #8 – It’s Christmas and #2 – Cute.


Iam also entering this into some other challenges which happen to be ne to me Smile

Crafters companion – Christmas wishes

Crafting when we can – anything goes

Fashionable stamping – ribbon or lace

Winter Wonderland – Special friends or for someone special


Shaz xxx


♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! I loooove this card so much!! thanks for joining our birthday :) x

Mandy said...

Shaz, your little girl is growing up so fast. First day at! How time flies.

Your card is absolutely stunning, such beautiful detail and it !

Mrs.B said...

This is such a cute card and you have coloured the image beautifully. I love all your embellishments and detail on this card.
Thanks for joining us a Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Mindy said...

You shouldn't be 'scared' of the layer on layer sketches... you nailed this one... absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

Romaine said...

Looove this!

Di said...

Oh Shaz, this is sooo beautiful, the colours are just perfect and every detail is so right. I've got that stamp and am terrified to use it - plus I'd seen the sketch and had to lie down in a darkened room - you certainly rose to the challenge though! Love it!!

Super photo of young Chloe - she's going to break a few hearts when she grows up :) Di xx

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous card, what a sweet image.

Diane said...

An absolutely gorgeous card. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining in our birthday challenge.

stompy said...

what a beautiful card - my little daughter Chloe will be 1 just after christmas - so this is her first one - your card has inspired me to do her a special christmas too.
kind regards stompy

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank you for creating a card for your special friend, and sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested :)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous i love the colours you have chosen, thanks for joining us this week at LOTV big hugs love pops x x

carol said...

gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with our First challenge at CRAFT WHEN WE CAN this week, x carol

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love this image and sketch and your colour choice is perfect. Thanks for playing at Crafter's Companion. Marianne x (I have some candy on my blog.)

Suzi said...

Wow Shaz!!! this is one gorgeous card, wish my name was Chloe. lol. She is going to treasure this. Beautifully put together.
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Bev said...

Ah this is just too cute for words! Thanks for joining us at LOTV x

Lena Katrine said...

GEORGEOUS!!!! Great creation in beautiful colours, colouring and details! Thanks for playing with us at LOTV this time, hope to see you back at our next challenge!
Hugs, Lena K

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous card and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along at LOTV this week, hope to see you next time. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

Fliss said...

A lovely card Shaz. Gorgeous colours and a sweet image. Love the ribbon embellishment too.
Thanks for joining in with FSC Ribbon and Lace challenge and good luck.
Fliss x

Poppet said...

Congratulations to Chloe on carrying her tray, I'm 47 and still can't carry a tray without spilling something.

I love your colour combo too and the image is very cute and beautifully coloured.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Susan Flynn said...

What a beautiful card your daughter is one lucky lady xx

Iulia said...

Simply beautiful sweetie!And your little one sooo adorable!
Congrats on your GDT spot! It's so well deserved!
Hugs, Iulia