Sunday, 18 November 2012

Lili of the Valley Oriental

I've just had a lovely crafternoon with my friend, Alison, playing with her new Lili of the Valley stamp.  We both bought a geisha stamp at the SECC last month but made sure they were different so we could use each others, we decided to play with this beauty first, mine will have to wait!
The image was coloured with Promarkers to match the lush papers kindly given to me by Alison, the dragon border punch is her's as well, she's a handy girl to know!  The Spellbinders Cheery Blossom dies are from my SECC haul, I think it's a set I'll get a lot of use from.  I added some gold gem centres to the flowers for a subtle touch of bling.  To finish my card, I used some burnt orange ribbon, a bow, some copper Card Candi and a coin charm.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craftymess - #22 - choose a country, I chose Japan
Stamping With the Dragon - so cute
Frosted Designs - colour inspiration
Crafty Ann's - #78 - tic, tac toe - gems, ribbon, flowers
Craftroom Challenge - punches and die cuts
Papertake - flower power
Crafty Cardmakers - #79 - more than one punch/die cut.  I used one punch, one Nestie and almost the whole Spellbinders Cherry Blossom set.


  1. So very pretty Wendy...gorgeous image, colouring and loving your dies too hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  2. How gorgeous is this, Wendy, love your colours and of course the geisha girl is so pretty.

    Wilma x x

  3. What a gorgeous card!!!! I love the flowers and gems!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!!

  4. Gorgeous card Wendy. Caroline xxx

  5. Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous and I love the layout, kate x

  6. Hi Wendy,
    lovely colour scheme, cute image,
    beautiful creation!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Die-cuts and Punches Challenge;-))m

  7. This is stunning Wendy. I love the image and the colour scheme is gorgeous.


  8. gorgeous card Wendy, love this image & colour you have used.

  9. What a gorgeous stamp - beautiful colour scheme - love it all

  10. This is stunning Wendy love all the elements Ginny x

  11. Love your gorgeous, adorable card.

  12. so gorgeous wendy.fab sweet image and i love your paper piecing and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  13. this is just stunning Wendy - I love the image but oddly I chose the other one too - my mum got this one!!! I love your colours and all the details! Beautiful xx

  14. Wow that image is fab, thanks for joining us at crafty mess. xx

  15. What a beautiful card ... you have embellished it perfectly ... thank you for entering the Craftymess Challenge xxx Tina x

  16. This is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  17. What A great card you have made and a wonderful design.

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  18. Absolutely beautiful. I love how you coloured the girl's Kimono to match the backing paper and the cheery blossom branch is a lovely touch.

    thanks for taking part in the Craftymess Challenge with us.

    Angels (DT)

  19. Beautifully done! I love the metal bit with the pretty bow. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs :)

  20. This is so pretty, Wendy - such lovely subtle colours - beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  21. A lovely card, image and layout.

    Thanks for joining us over at Stamping with the Dragon.

    Love Jo ( dt member)

  22. Beautiful card Wendy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  23. This is so pretty, and what a gorgeous stamp! I love your colour scheme and the cherry blossom die is beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our Die Cuts & Punches theme.

    Maria, Craft-Room Challenge DT


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