Friday, September 26, 2014

You've Been Mummified!

Hey Ya's!  Can you believe it's Friday already?!  The days keep going faster and faster right?!  hehe!

So, Halloween is definitely one of my most favorite holidays of the year .. who am I kidding .. I love all the holidays!  But Halloween is certainly up there .. where we love to decorate our home and enjoy the festivities.  My little Bodhi also loves it very much, and loves choosing scary things to put outside our home .. but then he gets scared to walk past it?  hahahaha!  Crazy kid!  ;)

Well, I made a mixed media Halloween canvas .. which I truly ENJOYED playing so much!  And here it is:

The spooky house, "creepy" banner, mummies, kitty, spider, spiderweb and gravestone are all Jolee stickers.  I created a textured background, painted it and such .. then placed the stickers where I wanted.  Then filled it up with things from my own stash like flowers, pearls, beads, frantage, wooden fence which I painted, cheesecloth that I sprayed ... 





  
Look at the lady mummy .. she has a cute little bat purse .. hahahahahah!  I hadn't noticed it until I took it out of the packaging!  :)

Well, thank you so very much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful week!

The weather has been getting really nice in the mornings and nights for us .. so cool and comfortable .. Autumn has begun!  ;)  They already have pumpkins in the stores for sale .. to be honest .. I get excited every year to pick our pumpkins and decorate them.  hehe.

Well the DARLING new LOTV release is ready in the webstore!!!  :)  Today I've made a card that defies Autumn .. but I loved making it because I think Summer flew by too quick.  :)  This sweet little LOTV image is called "Annabel Camping" and I've lightly stamped around her with "Set 46 Background Bits".  Then I've also combined some lovely papers from "Snow Princess", "Shabby Shack" and "Timeless Victorian".





I've also used some of that beautiful white lace that a dear friend gave me .. thank you sweetie!



Please don't forget that you still have time to join in our LOTV Monthly Challenge .. this month is "Pretty Papers"!!!

I hope you'll have fun shopping for your favorite LOTV stamps .. FREE shipping on all stamps!!!   Incredible deal right?!!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop!!!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful week!

Today we are having a Lili of the Valley Blog Hop featuring 6 new darlings that will be released Sept. 20th at the Leeds shop and then on Sept. 22nd online!!!  :)  So right now, you should have arrived from the gorgeous Dawny's Blog!

There will be TWO lucky winners who will receive the entire full set!!!  Wowwww!  The winners will be announced on the LOTV Inspirational Blog.

As always, all you need to do is hop from one blog to the other, and leave comments on each blog for your chance to win!  Here are the list of blogs in order:

Elise .. you are here  :)

For my card, I've used this adorable "Smoke Signal" and tried my best in an attempt to a sunset background along with floating hearts around the rising smoke clouds.






I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far!  Your next blog stop will be the Gorgeous Fleur!!!

Thank you so much for joining us and the BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!

See you soon!
Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful weekend!

It's time for a new Lovely Lili's Challenge over at the Ribbon Girl .. and this time it's "Use Flowers" .. how EASY is that?!!!!  ;)  

For my card I had the pleasure of using some yummy Ribbon Girl goodies such as:

I've used LOTV'S "Cheerleader" and also their "Country Meadow Papers".



I hope you'll come on over and join in on the fun at the Ribbon Girl!!  :)
Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Making Memories ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're having a beautiful week so far!

I have another card to show you using Lili of the Valley's "Bonfire" image which is ready for sale at LOTV's webstore along with the cutie "Halloween" stamp too!  :)

I made it verrrrrrry clean and simple .. and decided to put on a couple pearls at the last minute.  ;)  This image reminds me of how much I used to love camping and roughing in the outdoors when I was younger.  But if you ask me to go camping now .. I will insist on having a nice cabin with running water, beds, baths, kitchen, etc .. LOL!



I've coloured with Distress Reinkers, Prisma Pencils and Watercolor .. and of course outlined in white.  hehehehe!  :)

Please don't forget to visit my beautiful DT sisters on their personal blogs as well as on the LOTV Inspirational Blog to see their gorgeous creations!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek!!!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all starting off to a fabulous weekend!

Well .. the last time I did a post .. I mentioned that my family was coming into town to surprise Bodhi.  ;)  And this time, they all hid in one of the bathrooms that Bodhi goes in to wash his hands after school .. hehehe!  So when Bodhi opened the door to go into the bathroom .. my Dad jumped forward and said, "HIIIIIIIIII Bodhi!!!!!!!"  And whew ... the scream that came out of Bodhi's mouth .. omg .. it was HILARIOUS!  Once he realized who it was .. he was over the moon happy!  ;)

Well .. this story also goes perfectly with my card .. lol!  Lili of the Valley is having another darling release .. and I can't tell you how much I LOoOooOve Halloween!  So when I saw this image, I had the biggest smile!  This one is called "Halloween" and I've coloured it with Distress Reinkers, Prisma Pencils and Watercolors.






I've also been lucky to use some yummy goodies from the beautiful Ribbon Girl Store such as:

Please don't forget to visit all of my beautiful DT Sisters on their personal blogs as well as on the LOTV Inspirational Blog for their GORGEOUS sneak peeks!  And the LOTV Inspirational Blog has this too ....... !!!!!!


Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lili of the Valley August Challenge Reminder ...

Hello!  I just wanted to pop in a quick note to tell you all that we'd love for you to come and join our Lili of the Valley August Challenge which is "Christmas in August"!  which ends on Sunday.



There are 3 prizes up for grabs;

1st prize - your choice of 3 of our rubber Christmas image stamps

2nd prize - your choice of one of our Christmas art pads

3rd prize - a £10 voucher to spend at the Ribbon  Girl

Hope you'll join in on the fun!  

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Silent Night ...

Hey Ya's!  I hope you're having a fabulous week so far!

Well, my little Bodhi has gone back to school on Monday .. and let me tell you .. I am not a happy camper!  lol!  The Summer flew by too quick .. I feel like we needed another 3 more months .. and let's face it .. I love hanging out with this little dude.  :)

My family will be surprising Bodhi once again by flying into town today .. and I can't wait to see the look on his face when he finds them!!! 

Last year, my family all hid in my car in the garage, and I asked Bodhi to please get my purse from the car.  And he says, "But Mommy, your purse is right here."  OMG .. the ONE time he pays attention to details right?!  lol!  So I said, "Ooooh no!  I meant my wallet!"  When Bodhi opened the car door .. ooooh he was soooooo HAPPY!  So hmmmm .. where shall they hide this year?!  ;)

Anyway, I've has a play with this darling LOTV image called "Christmas Light" along with the Silent Night sentiment from "Set 75 - Christmas Wishes".  I've also stamped some words and musical notes on the side of the image from "Set 77 - Everyday Recipes" (from the Silent Night recipe card) and also "Set 55 - Vintage Backs" (Musical Sheet).









Well, thank you so very much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

ps .. wishing you all a most BEAUTIFUL week!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Winter Wishes ...

Hey Ya's!  I hope you're all having a beautiful week!

I'm treasuring my time with Bodhi before he heads back to school next week .. omgosh .. can't believe the Summer is over!  It definitely flew by too quick, and I am sure going to miss hanging out with him!

Well, I've made a card with another DARLING Lili of the Valley image, this one is called, "Hats Off!", and I've used "Twas the Night" papers.  Then I've also added some sweet sentiments from "Set 75 - Christmas Wishes".

I've also used some lovely goods from The Ribbon Girl Store such as:
Amelia Lace, Wavecrest Seam Binding, Ivory Pearl Flower Trim, and some cheesecloth
The Ribbon Girl is currently on beautiful holiday and will be back on Saturday Aug. 23rd 2014 in the afternoon.  :)



Thank you so very much for visiting me ... I truly love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, August 15, 2014

Let It Snow ...

Hey Ya's!  I hope you're all ready for your weekend once again!  :)

I have another darling LOTV image that I've played with .. this sweet penguin is from the image "Snow Flurries".  Then I've used a sentiment from Set 75 Christmas Wishes at the bottom of the image frame and stamped some random snowflakes from Set 36 Christmas Icons.  The papers are from Snow Princess Solids and Snow Princess (but that red/white strip down the middle is from my own stash).

I am once again grateful to be able to use lovely goodies from the Ribbon Girl such as:
Blue Velvet Lace, Butterfly Lace, Seam Binding, Cheesecloth, White Roses
They are currently on holiday until the afternoon of Sunday Aug. 23rd, 2014.



Please don't forget to visit my lovely LOTV DT Sisters on their personal blogs as well as on the LOTV Inspirational Blog for their peeks at their always gorgeous creations!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise