Friday, September 21, 2012

Lili Of The Valley Guest Design Spot...Week 3

Hi folks...time to share the third project for my Guest Design Spot over at LOTV's Ideas to Inspire Blog...how time flies when you're having fun.  The weather in my neck of the woods has been rather chilly of late...there's been a bit of a snowfall on the hills so my thoughts are turning to Christmas...not too far away is it...I don't know about you but every year without fail it seems to sneak up on me so now is the perfect time to get ahead with the Christmas Cards...

I had great fun making this card....I started off masking off the bottom and then colouring the mat with one of my favourite Distress Inks...Pumice Stone then I overstamped with images from Set 21 - Grunge Corners.
Stamped the Grunge Postcard image...overstamped with Grunge Letter and tinted with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Then I cheated slightly by cutting out some images from Traditional Christmas Die Cut Designs...
finishing off with a liberal helping of Glossy Accents and lots of Frantage Fun
It's going to be a running hither and tither kind of a day...I'm off to The Papeterie this morning to set up for tomorrow's workshops...woohoo I'm excited...excited...then home for a quick scrub up for tonight's welcome dinner...can't wait to meet all our lovely Crafty Retreaters.
Hugs Kath xxx


26 comments:

  1. Kath this is so beautifully designed. Loving your creative style. Lots of eye candy here. Wishing you a fab Friday.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Love the card Kath there are so many lovely elements to it - you are so inventive! Have a brill weekend with your crafters x

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  3. Love the Card Kath very festive, know what you mean about it creeping up on you, also lots of Birthday before then.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Big Hugs Carol xx

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  4. Great card Kath, love the snow effects - hope you have a great weekend at your crafty retreat! Mary G x

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  5. Lovely card Kath, love the snowy textures. Have a fantastic time this weekend. Alexandra x

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  6. O my word, this is a beautiful Christmas card, Fabulous design & detail, Have a wonderful time at the weekend.. Hugs May x x x

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  7. Great card Kath, love all the Fran-tage, it's a fabulous snowy effect. The festive season is certainly on its way, only 94 days to go!
    Have a great weekend on the Craft Retreat. Looking forward to hearing all about it. xx

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  8. Oh my gosh...what a gorgeous card...I am going to have to look for that snowy stuff. I have written own the name you mentioned.
    It looks just like snow!

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  9. this is stunning Kath. I love the design

    Hugs Sue

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  10. Absolutely beautiful Kath, I love everything about it, and I'm sure your workshops/craft retreat will go brilliantly. Hugs, Julie xxxx

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  11. Pumice stone is one of my favourites too - it certainly works beautifully with these colours & you've certainly shown a different take on LOTV style. All the best with the headless chicken act......remember to have lunch!
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. Stunning card, love the colours and textures. Hugs to Buddy.

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  13. gorgeous card Kath, love that layout and something so different! fantastic!
    Kim x

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  14. Lovely card Kath.The frantage finishes the card off perfectly.Have a good tomorrow.Stella

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  15. Gorgeous card Kath. Love how you've put the different images together. Love the texture.

    Hope you enjoy dinner with those lucky crafters tonight. Hope you have a lovely crafty weekend.

    Kat xx

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  16. I love your style! And I don't consider cutting out the images cheating - it's taking full advantage of supplies and efficiently using your time! {grin} Thanks for sharing your vision with us!

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  17. what a beautiful collage of Christmas lovelies, Kath! Love the snowy accents especially!

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  18. That's such a beautiful card kath, that Frantage really looks like Fun! Won't be long now til it's here! Buddy has the right idea, snuggle up on the couch.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  19. Gorgeous card Kath - love all the elements and design.

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  20. I just love your "take" on the LOTV stamps...just brilliant and so different. Looking forward to more!
    Jane x

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  21. Gorgeous card Kath. I love all the different techniques you use on your cards. The images and colours on this one look fab.

    Have a lovely crafty time at the retreat- wish I was there!!
    Lorraine x

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  22. Fab design Kath, love what you have created with LOTV. Enjoy your weekend. Carolxx

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  23. Absolutely magical.Hope Buddy is still doing well.Hugs xx

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  24. Oooh I love this card :)
    Bob (2 yr old manic border collie) says hello to Buddy.

    Jackie

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  25. I've just been saying over at LOTV that I think this may be my favourite festive card so far this year - absolutely stunning in every way... (for more gushing, see my LOTV comment!) I absolutely love it!
    Alison x

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx