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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Calla Lily

Good morning everyone.  Tuesday 1st September, I can't believe where this year has gone.  Though they do say that is a sign of old age don't they?  
September is when I start making my Christmas cards.  I don't do craft fayres etc so I only do cards for myself and my mom.  I do admit because of postage I have started designing my main cards in Craft Artist and the hand delivered ones I make in the 'traditional' way.
I have start my Christmas cake making.  Three cakes to make, possibly four and I start a little earlier because the recipe I use means soaking the fruit in alcohol for 7 days plus I need plenty of time of feed them - that's a must for me,  makes the cake so moist and yummy even if I do say so myself.

Enough of Christmas for now.  Today starts a new challenge at Creative Ladybirds Creations.  We hold a monthly challenge and the theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Our sponsor for this challenge is: -

I have chosen to use a digi image called 'Calla Lily'
If you purchase it you actually receive a digi stamp and a pre-coloured image which is great.

This was a very easy digi to colour in because it was just the leaves so would be fantastic for anyone just starting out colouring.  I did get my BSC to fussy cut it for me.

It is such a versatile image which I think would be suitable for may occasions especially sympathy which is always a difficult subject.

I have done some matting and layering, embossed the white card using a couture creations folder called Intrinsic and then used a die from marianne.

I then finished it off by placing an orange bow and some nuvo tonic pearl drops called 'repened pumpkin' as I intend to use this one as a Get Well card.

Thank you for popping along and checking out my design for this challenge.  If you want to see more samples from our design team do follow the link HERE.  I do hope you will enter your own creations in our challenge as there is a super prize form our sponsor.

See you all soon and take care.

I have entered this card into the following challenge:


  1. Fab card, love the lily image!
    Hugs Donna xx

  2. Hi this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

  3. Oh what a beautiful creation Kandy, I just love how you have used the Coosty Creations image, the colouring on the leaves is perfection :) :) Thank you so much for all the love you have put into this piece of artwork. Big hugs, Jane (Coosty Creations) xx

  4. I like those lilies, thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  5. Lovely card - so beautiful. I admire you for starting your Xmas cards now - I am always leaving it until the last minute :-( !!!

    Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    IKE x

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

  6. Kandy this is beautifully elegant the the bow is the perfect finishing touch.
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