Thursday, 20 October 2011

Eyes down at Lili of the Valley

It’s Eyes Down at Lili of the Valley challenge this week, our theme is to play a bit of bingo!  I went with the easy option, the diagonal line of gems/flowers/ribbons and or lace.

bev rochester lotv daisy chain bingo 20 oct

I used gorgeous Nitwit Collections papers – Crab Apple Lane.  I love this kit, crammed full of delish rich colours.  I made a ribbon rosette to set off the cream 25mm wild rose and added some 15mm roses to pick up the red in the paper.  The seam binding and guipure lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the gorge flowers.

The image is Daisy Chain by Lili of the Valley and was coloured with Promarkers and Prismacolors for a commission in Simply Cards and Papercrafts magazine.  The sentiment was computer generated (the commission was themed around children’s birthdays)

My craft room is almost complete, just the finishing touches now which take the longest like the last bits of skirting, finding place for stuff that I forgot I had and really don’t have the place or need for lol.  Now I need to sort out the rest of the house.  You do one room and the entire house ends up in total chaos.  We spent all day yesterday and almost till midnight last night clearing out the last of the stuff from the back bedroom that was my craft room and reorganising and finding place for all the stuff that came out of the garage that had been put in the lounge, the dining room, the spare bedroom, the landing, the shed …… (you get my drift lol) so now everything is neat and tidy again.  I hate living in a builders yard.  OMG and now him indoors wants to start decorating the bedrooms.  He is going to drive me NUTZ but the house will be gorge when it’s all done …… eventually lol.

I will post some pics of my new craft room as soon as the last bits are done.




  1. This is just soooooooo cute, and my little granddaughter who´here next to me right now, is totally in awe about it too, so she´s a proogf, that it´s just right for a little girl. It´s just gorgeous work again.

  2. Трогательный сюжет ... и прекрасная работа !

  3. Christine Harrop20 October 2011 at 07:55

    Very pretty card Bev. I have some idea of what you are going through. We are in the process of taking out our solid fuel central heating boiler from the kitchen and replacing it with a woodburning system which also includes an oven ( a poor mans version of the Aga!!!!). My darling OH has just removed the old flue pipe without checking all the soot had been removed - my kichen is now covered in sooty dust!!!!!!! I have escaped to my computer before I do something drastic - like murder him! Flippin men!!! Oh well like you say about your craft room - it will be great when it is done! Good luck with it and hope you are in there soon and providing us with even more inspiration!

  4. Such a lovely card Bev hugs maxine x

  5. hiya sweetie
    this card is so gorgeous
    i just love it all
    the details and coloring are perfect sweetie
    hugs angelique

  6. Just lovely Bev such a cute image and love the colours reminds me of days making daisy chains with my two when they were young..Good luck with the sort out..get the drift we are upating the kitchen say no more..

  7. Gorgeous card with a very cute image♥. The details and colouring is fabolous♥.

    Have a nice day:)

    Hugs, Marita

  8. Stunning, just love the rich colours. I am dying to see that craft room!!

  9. Hi Bev,
    Your card is gorgeous, love that color and the image is so cute.
    Can't wait to see piccies from your craftroom.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Yvon

  10. As always truly gorgeous card, so pretty Bev.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  11. Sooo pretty!!
    Looking forward to seeing your new craft room!

  12. Such a cute card, love the color combo

  13. Sounds as though when you move into your new Craft Room you will have a bigger house Bev!
    Fabulous card as always!

  14. How adorable! I love the colors and the lace. Congratulations on your new craft room.

  15. How precious Bev, very very pretty. Darling image, and so perfect for a little girl. Love the sentiment!

  16. really Beautiful ! I love the sentiment too

  17. Very, very, very cute!!! That image is too adorable, the flowers are gorgeous!!!!
    Can't wait to see your room! I love when everything is all messed up... it means something new is happening somewhere!!! LOL!!!

  18. Hi Bev, another of your gorgeous creations, adorable.xx

  19. A beautiful card using fab colours, love it
    , trace x

  20. Oooo!! Gorgeous colours Bev, any little girl would just love this card.
    xx Vee

  21. Very pretty card! I love when you do a specialized sent; make it that much more special.

    Can't wait to see your new craft space:0)


  22. Gorgeous card Bev! I love this image - so precious :) I am jealous of your new craft room, even if the rest of the house is in chaos! My whole house is in chaos including my craft room and I doubt there will be a change in that any time soon :)

  23. Hi Bev, adorable card, there's one little girl going to be very happy with this one!! I can't wait to see the pics of your new craft room. LOve those new stamps, can't wait to get myt hand on those! Hugs, Frea

  24. Gorgeous card Bev. Lovely cute image, and very pretty lace ribbon.
    Cant wait to see your new room.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  25. Beautiful card Bev, love the colours, the gorgeous image and the flowers. Thanks for a great day at the LOTV Masterclass on Saturday, learned some great techniques which I now need to put into practice.

    Pat xx

  26. Stunning card Bev, I adore this image and the colours are beautiful x

  27. Aww this is so cute Bev! Love the image and it's perfect for Girl's 3rd Birthday! Gorgeous papers and bellies!
    Oh I know exactly what you mean about moving stuff from room to room when having work done! Then you have to move it all back, so hopefully you can find it again!!
    Hope you have a good evening!
    Hugs Sue xx

  28. What à wonderful card SO cute. Hugs Marja

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  30. Wow Bev this is so cute:) Sandra H

  31. Awww, Bev, isn't she just too cute- your card is so beautiful; just love the colours and embellishments.
    Can't wait to see your new craft room and I do know what you're going through. I love to have decorating done but I absolutely hate the upheavel!


  32. Bev this is so pretty - I love the paper and that image is adorable - Love it!

    Can't wait to see pics of your craft room - will be nice to see where you work your magic ;)

    Carol x

  33. What a sweet and beautiful card Bev. The image is so lovely and your colouring is great.
    Hugs Jacqueline

  34. Beautiful card Bev as always. Really looking forward to seeing pictures of your craft room.


  35. Fabulous card Bev, and if your OH wants rooms to paint he can always come to my house lol xx

  36. Oh, I just loved re-doing my art room...and I am at it again. I am adding some shelves for all of the 12"x12" paper I have bought over the years. Now, I only buy 8 1/2"x11" for solids, and 6x6 in pads...

    How do you store your 12"x12? I can't get one of those shelves from a craft store...too costly. I am getting several flat shelves for them. My smaller solid is in the filing cabinet, but the 12x12 won't fit in there.

    I just love this card of yours! I really just gasped when I saw the exquisite English Red and cream flowers beautiful. And, this image is delightful! I love how you colored it! How in the world do you color with both markers and colored pencils? Are they water color pencils? I hope you will find it in your heart to please answer my questions. I am new to your blog...but have loved visiting Jacque's for quite a while. I am just new to the technique you used. I would really appreciate the education.

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

    [email protected]

  37. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the pic's of your new room. I know what you mean about having stuff all over the house, amazing isn't it! Just keep telling yourself how wonderful it will be when it's all done. At least you'll have your nice new room to escape to!

  38. Beautiful card Bev and I cant honestly wait to see this new craft room I want one!!!! xx

  39. Adorable card Bev! I love LOTV stamps. I can't wait to see pictures of your craft room. I am in the midst of a SLOW transition to moving my goodies to a downstairs room and love to see other's organization and storage ideas. I feel that everything is everywhere and it makes it not so fun to stamp when you have to search each time. Thanks for sharing.

  40. This image is Adorable!!.. Lovely colors you have used to color her too!!.. Great Embellishing.. The color of the Bow is Beautiul.
    Lovely Card! :o)

  41. What a sweet image. You have made such a lovely card Bev.

  42. so sweet, you are my inspiration, but I still dosn't have enough staf to start cardmaking :):):)


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