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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Basic Grey and CES challenges do Lili of The Valley!

Did you enjoy watching the Royal Wedding yesterday?  We did, thought everything about it was wonderful and an extra day off work too!! 
For my cards today, I'm continuing with the romance theme and have made two engagement cards that I needed to make, both using these luvverly LOTV images.
My first card is for the next challenge at CES challenges and our wonderful Vicky has chosen this gorgeous piccie to use as inspiration:
Isn't that a gorgeous room!
I've coloured the image with Promarkers and  Copics and just paper-pieced the parcel she is sitting on with a piece from the Webster's Pages set (Spring/Yacht/Country) that I have used for the rest of the card. Yet more Webster's that are to die for and can be bought at Emma's on line store here.

I said you'd be seeing some more of these ribbon roses!  Here I've made them with white seam binding that I've coloured with my promarkers to tone in with the papers - so easy!!  The leaves were made from a Marianne Poinsetta die that I cut into individual petals as they look just like leaves.
The sentiment is from LOTV, the bracket punch is from EK success and the dies are Nesties. 
As always, Emma is offering a £10 gift voucher to spend in her store so hope you can join us this week.  Also check out the awesome cards made by my teamies at CES Challenges- wow!!

The next card is for the new challenge over at Basic Grey challenges which has been set by the fabbie Sandie and she wants to see Charms on your card.

I've used another little LOTV image - these are just so sweet, coloured with Promarkers and Copics, and then layered up with a new Flourish Nestie and then onto this lush paper from the Curio 6x6 pad. 
I didn't want to do much more than that as it would hide this gorgeous paper so just used this little heart connector charm (from Crafty Emma's, as are the gems). More ribbon flowers and that was it!!

Our regular sponsor at Basic Grey is offering the great prize of a $25 voucher to spend with them, and that of course is Simon Says:

Simon Says Stamp $25 Credit Voucher

Don't forget that you have to use a Basic Grey product to join in with the challenge (and remember to point it out to us!).  Those awesome girls on BG Challenges have got  some fabulous cards to share with you so don't forget to check them out.

I'm entering both cards into the current Lili of the Valley Challenge which is Love is in the Air.
That's all from me for now, the sun is shining here, hope it is where you are and that you have a fab day!


Larisa said...

Julie, I love your colouring so much) Every time I wonder what way do you get the wonderful resalt? I am shure you have the golden hands)
Sorry, I have not any Copic s to try the same...
hugs. Larisa. xx

Rica said...

Two fantastic cards Julie - I love both images - fabulously coloured and I would never have dreamed of putting the LOTV image on those Curio papers but it works brilliantly!! Your ribbon flowers are divine - lessons please - mine are all in the bin - so far!!
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! These are really sweet!! LOVE the gorgeous design and colors here Julie!! Beautiful work my friend!! Happy day to you!! :)

jennie'g' said...

the cards are gorgeous and the ribbon roses are to die for well done you jenniexx

Vicky said...

OMW...They are both stunning hun..and such gorgeous ribbon flowers too..

hugs Vicky xx

Crafty Chris said...

2 stunning cards Julie wouldnt have a fav love them both.
Have a great weekend.
Chris x

coops said...

2 fantastic cards julie.the lotv images are so sweet and stunning colours and papers on both cards.i love your gorgeous ribbon roses, think you need to do a tutorial on how to make them :D:D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Two great cards hun, love the LOTV images so sweet!
hugs shell xx

Jennifer said...

Wow. Two stunning works of art Julie! Have a fabby weekend! xx Jenny xx

xxxtglxxx said...

these are both just gorgeous Julie! :) So romantic too.

Love the idea with the Marianne Poinsetta die, they are so useful!



Alice Wertz said...

beautiful coloring. such pretty cards. love them!

louise said...

Two amazing cards Julie and love those flowers.
Louise xx

MIE(Mieko) said...

Two gorgeous cards.The little heart connector charm is so cute!Hugs Mieko xx

Julie said...

Both cards are lovely Julie, gorgeous colours, very rich and warm.

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Julie, your colouring is amazing and I love your added detail so pretty, especially the flowers on the 2nd card! :) Donna x

Jill said...

aww Julie your cards are absolutely stunning love the colouring and the images , gorgeous papers too hugs Jill xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I saw these in the making and they were beautiful even before they were finished. I do love your twisted ribbon roses, especially how you have used them to such great effect on the green swag! GORGEOUS colouring, girlfriend! Perfect paper choices too! Love Lesley

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie finally got here I'm on trying to play catch up I just dont seem to be getting far lol so its taking me ages....train would of been so much quicker but I'm
Anyway thats it for my mad moment lol your cards are gorgeous they really are I love your ribbon roses they are fantastic. Ooooh I dont know which of these cards are my fave cus I really love them both. The one for my photo is just mind blowing hun it really is.

Lotsa squishy hugs Vicky xxx

Laura said...

WOW both are stunning darling but that first one is so so gorgeous, i love the colours, your layout is gorgeous and those roses and amazing xxxx

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous cards. Love the attention to detail. The colours are scrumptuous.

Thank you for joining with us at LOTV this week.

Edna x

CraftyC said...

These are both adorable cards Julie, you've done these stamps proud, and thankyou so much for my birthday card, its gorgeous!!!
Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge. Enjoy the rest of your week

jules said...

wow Julie two stunning cards!!! love em!!!

Kathleen said...

what beautiful cards jules!
kathleen mc xx