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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

My first LOTV

The roses are really lilac and not the pinky shade they look in the photo - my camera skills not at their best yet again.

As promised, here is my first LOTV (I'm sure it won't be my last). I bought her at the NEC a couple of weeks ago. I didn't know which one to choose as there are so many gorgeous stamps, but I thought this would be a nice one for Mother's Day.

I coloured the image with Faber Castell pencils (dusted off as I haven't used them since being bitten by the Prisma and then Promarker bug).  I thought this image would look nice in watercolours, but I think I will go for Promarkers next time.

The papers are Pink Petticoat, again I thought they were pretty enough for my mom.

I also used Nesties labels two, some Anita's Grosgrain ribbon and computer generated sentiment. The roses are from Hobbycraft and are a matching shade of lilac, but for some reason look pinkish in the photo. The leaves were cut out on my Silhouette.

Mom really loved her card and told me that she'd been disappointed at Christmas to receive a shop bought card (I ran out of time - shameful I know I should have done Mom's first, but I wanted to do her something special, but couldn't get the inspiration and then panicked that I wouldn't get it to her on time).  It's so nice to have your cards appreciated - I have read on some forums of people receiving comments like 'don't be so tight, why don't you buy a card instead of making them'. If only they realised how much more it costs to buy all our craft stuff not to mention the time and effort we put into all our creations.


Sue.x

17 comments :

PAC CHARITY CARDS (Caz 6519) said...

Beautiful Card - I just love LOTV

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous card Sue, lilac is so pretty. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like the image and the papers
Kevin xx

Deb said...

beautiful card, watch out these LOTV's are addictive!
Happy Crafting! Debxx

Katina said...

This is so pretty Sue and perfectly coordinated. I love the soft colours you've chosen and the roses are the perfect finishing touch. Beautiful! xx

Vicky said...

Just so pretty Sue...and I bet it's not going to be to long before you buy another super LOTV stamp lol!

loving those gorgeous dp's too hun..

hugs Vicky xx

Carole said...

Such a pretty card Sue, no wonder your Mum loved it - I do too!

Carole x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

lovely card Sue , i have been looking at LOTV and dont know which one to get first....K x

Caggy said...

Hi Sue, visited your blog via DoCrafts and love your style. I bought this LOTV stamp from the NEC too (as well as 5 others!!). Haven't used it yet but your design has inspired me to have a go with it v soon.
Carry on crafting!!

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is lovely - SO pretty :o) Lisa x

Jackie said...

What a delightful card, so sweet :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Sue.
luv
Debby

Maureen said...

This is lovely!!

Julie said...

A very pretty card, love the colour.

mckinkle said...

What a beautiful card, the image, the colouring and the papers all work so beautifully together, love it!
Keryn x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, beautiful card, gorgeous papers and images. sorry i have not been able to visit your blog in a while, have not been well.

Emzie said...

The colours are gorgeous Sue, The lilac is pretty. x