Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Christmas in July and sneak peeks day 2 and Teddy Bo Tuesday and a quick toot

Lots to shout about today – it’s the Christmas in July bash – day 2 with Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley so I have a sneak peek for you.  Not that it’s a very good photo, I was rushing on Friday night to get them all photographed before packing them up to take down to Doncaster and just when you don’t want the afternoon sun shining in the window what does it go and do???  Flipping blazes in and turns me card all yellow looking instead of bright white grrrr.  I suppose I shouldn’t complain seeing as we haven’t seen it since, I wonder if it took the huff lol.

Before I get on to my cards today just a quick toot ….. Dies to Die For is now stocking …. wait for it ….. deep breaths Bev ……  MAJA DESIGN PAPERS!!!  OMG they are just stunning, I have drooled over mine since I got them on Friday.  There are 12 x 12 papers and also 6 x 6 pads but they are whizzing so go grab yours quick!!  I should have a card ready to post tomorrow.

This little sweetie is called Oh Christmas Tree and will be on sale at Lili of the Valley on the 25th July.  The big wooden star is new in at Wild Orchid Crafts, I just applied some gold Stickles to the edges for a bit of bling and to pick up the gold in the Forever Friends paper.  I carried the gold through to the “leaves” which are actually small gold padded angel wings, also from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I think they are just perfect for the poinsettias.  The lace, satin ribbon and pearls are also from WOC and the sentiment is from LOTV – from the Christmas Greetings small set.

Don’t forget to check out the Ideas to Inspire blog and Wild Orchid Crafts blog to keep up to date with who has candy to give away today!


And now on to my Teddy Bo Tuesday card, I have used one of the new releases (out today) – Teddy Bea 123.  Now this is one cutie patootie!  It was chosen by my grandson for his teacher and he peered over my shoulder giving constructive criticism (cough) …… help whilst I was making the card.  He chose the paper and also the flowers and even helped to glue the flowers in place (all he really wanted to do was get at the guillotine – uh oh!!)


The raffia ribbon and roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the pearls and corner metal embellishment.  The fab sentiment is from the Whimsy Thank You Tiles stamp set from Dies to Die For.  The dotty paper is Memory Box Bubblegum Dots.  There are some delish colours and patterns in this range that pretty much work with any patterned paper.  And that gorgeous die is from Go Kreate!  LOVE the shape of it (and the price lol)

To sign off here’s a sneak peek of all the new Teddy Bo digi stamps that have been released today.




  1. what a gorgeous cards, I love the christmas card
    hugs linda

  2. Both cards are wonderful!x

  3. Two stunning cards, Bev. I love them both! hugs, Miria

  4. Both cards are gorgeous as always Hun. Wonderful keepsakes. Hugs x

  5. Both cards are gorgeous Bev. I really like both of them, but the christmascard is just a tiny bit ahead, as I just so loves all about christmas.

  6. Gorgeous cards Bev, lol at your grandson ;-) x

  7. Hi Bev,
    Two fabulous cards and I must say these Teedy bo images are growing on me.

  8. Both Gorgeous cards..... LOve your LOTV stamp and the paper looks sooo pretty because of the 'shine'
    Teddy Bea? What a cutie...Laughed when you told us you had help.... It's wonderful when they do things like that! makes you love them more!

  9. These cards are both beautiful. Your grandson's teacher is a very lucky person receiving one of your stunning cards!!


  10. Oh they're both gorgeous Bev!
    Hugs Heidy

  11. Two stunning cards again Bev, I love them both hugs maxine x

  12. Your cards are so beautiful.

    Hugs, Uta

  13. Wow Hunnie, These are gorgeous, Just adore the christmas card! Hope you are feeling better than you did at the week-end:)You are amazing, how you keep going I don't know!!

  14. You've made some gergeous cards
    Hugs Miranda

  15. Joanna McDonald xx19 July 2011 at 12:05

    OH MY GOODNESS! Love the Xmas card!
    Love that paper, the star, and using the wings as leaves is so
    clever! And the cute little couple
    are precious! Your grandson did
    such I great job in picking Teddy!
    I'm sure he was a BIG help!? Love
    the colors and design. The coloring
    on both is tops! You're the best!

  16. The Oh Christmas Tree is so bright and colorful. Very cute. Edna

  17. Gorgeous cards Bev, beautiful papers and stuff.
    Hugs, Yvon

  18. What beautiful cards Bev, absolutely gorgeous :)


    Kaz Bee x

  19. What a joy it is to admire your amazing creations, Bev! They are both such magnificent cards; always perfectly and beautifully coloured, and wonderfully designed. Love them!!!!! Have a nice day, hugs, Lori P

  20. They are beautyful and yor son has good taste :O)

  21. The christmas card with that adorable stamp 'Oh Christmas Tree'
    is so beautiful!
    Love Christmas in July!!

    The other card is also gorgeous!


  22. Both cards are awesome, but the Christmas card is just over the top gorgeous!! Well done!!!

  23. Gorgeous cards as usual I definitely can see my bank balance reducing as I look.

  24. Oh Wow! These are stunning Bev! Very cute images both of them and love the papers and embellishments. Truly Gorgeous!!

    Hugs Sue xx

  25. Two fabulous cards, Bev with wonderful colouring and design on both!
    Dane x

  26. Bev your cards are beautiful!! Love all the sparkles.

  27. What beautiful cards. I just love them both. TFS.

  28. Wooh Bev~
    Wow you rock on both cards...
    They both came out gorgeous...

  29. Hi Bev

    What fabby cards .. .. it must take you ages to do all your links!!

    A quick thank you for your sky tutorial.

    I used it on a creation today and have linked to your tutorials so others can share.

    Many thanks

    Love Jules xx

  30. Oh how do you do it Bev, two stunning creations.

  31. Two gorgeous cards Bev, love the images.

    Pat xx

  32. These are fabulous cards both images are fantastic:) Sandra H

  33. Wow Bev - two amazing cards, both are stunning. That LOTV stamp is to die for.

    Toni xx

  34. Oooohhh both your cards are sooooo beautifull!!!

    gr. arjette.

  35. Hi Bev. Two very beautiful cards. Love the colours and papers and the LOTV image is so sweet. Donna

  36. OMGoodness your cards are always GORGEOUS thanks for sharing
    hugs Linda

  37. Love both the cards. So many nice new products and stamps!

  38. Two real beauties Bev..just gorgeous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  39. OMG....what a lucky, lucky teacher!!!! This card is a treasure!

  40. 2 wonderful cards, Bev. Love the use of the staples on the lace- must try that and that raffia ribbon looks quite cool, too.


  41. Wow these are both gorgeous, what a lucky teacher your grandson has. All the Lili images are adorable.
    Kim xXx


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