Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Gone Fishin'

Hello Everyone,

Here is my very first card using one of the lovely stamps from Lilli of the Valley, made for one of my nephews birthdays. I am entering it in their October monthley Challenge "Anything goes" also in 4 Krafty Girls Challenge  and Ribbon Girls  Everything goes challenge of the same name. (links below  so you can take a look).

It is a half zigzag and here it is opened out.......

I just loved the stamp from the first time that I saw it as it reminds me of my father in law who loved to fish and whom Samuel is named after. It also actually resembles my nephew, so it was an easy choice for his card. I was able to layer the sentiment behind the main picture so that you only see it when it opens out, and this one from the Wellington Stamp collection seemed to fit so well.  I used my new pad called country Gent from Lilly of the valley for backing papers.  It was one of my favourite birthday pressies from my lovely hubby who spends as much time on craft websites as me.  I always feel boys cards are my nemisis but the papers all go together so wonderfully in the pad that I really enjoyed myself.
Here is a close up of the stamp, it was a dream to colour, and I'm sure I will get lots of use out of it on future projects.  Below is a link to Lilli of the Valleys lovely website, so that you can take a look at their amazing stamps and their gallery is so inspiring. One day I aspire to be half as good as any of their designers, but I really enjoyed making Samuels card so thats all that really matters, hope you like it.
Bye for now
Happy Crafting
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  1. Very nice Maria - he will love it , Mary x

  2. Beautifully done! Those LOTV stamps are addictive :)

  3. Hi Maria,

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge with another gorgeous card!

    Good luck!


    Erica x