Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop!

Hello there! Hope you're all having a gorgeous week so far!

The Lili of the Valley DT have been revisiting some of the older fairy images and today some of us are doing a fun hop using the adorable Fairy Friends stamp
We’ve all used this same stamp and have come up with very different makes!

Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each post, we’ll have a couple of winners and you will each be able to choose 2 of the small fairy stamps as your prize.

We don’t know where the goodies are so make sure you visit and comment on every blog
The winners will be drawn at random from all the comments left on the 2 blogs where the prizes were hidden.
  
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part:

Elise .. you are here  :)

Here's a little basket that I've made and I've coloured these sweeties with Distress Reinkers:


Next stop is the gorgeous Fleur!  And if you get lost you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there.

The winners will be announced on the Ideas to Inspire blog next week

Enjoy the hop and best of luck to all of you!  :)

Big Hugs,
Elise 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Go Baby Go!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

Do any of you have your little ones on Easter Vacation right now?  :)  My lil' Bodhi is on his Easter Break .. he'll be home with me for 10 days!!  *tapping chin* .. hmmmmm .. what kind of fun shall we get ourselves into?  ;)  I LOVE it when he's at home with me!

Anyway ... hehe .. it's time for a new Lovely Lili Challenge over at the Ribbon Girls and it is soooo easy .. "Anything Goes"!

I've used lots of delicious treats from the GORGEOUS Ribbon Girl Store such as:
Emily Lace, Cream Concertina Lace, Teresa Lace, Floribunda Roses, Seam Binding, Cheesecloth, Ivory Cherry Blossoms, Pale Pink Rose Buds.

And for my image .. I have used "Annabel Roller Girl" coloured with Distress Inks.  For some reason, whenever I see this image .. it makes me break out into a huge smile.  ;)  She is heading somewhere .. and by golly .. she is GONNA get there!  lol!



I do hope you'll head over and join us at the Ribbon Girl Blog  ... and there's always lots of yummy prizes to be won too!  Also go over and check out my gorgeous DT Sisters creations as well .. they are so inspiring!

Here's the gorgeous prizes to be won:

LOTV stamp of your choice


and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl



Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sweet ...

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Kit and Clowder April challenge! Every month we will be doing a fun new challenge over on the Kit and Clowder website where you can win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors.

Our fabulous challenge sponsor this month is Whimsy Stamps. Whimsy Stamps also sponsors the K & C website and have generously donated a $15 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge! You do not need to use a whimsy stamps image to participate but there are some fabulous images over in the store to inspire you.

This month we want you to show us your Blue creations! We just require any part of your project to be blue... we would love for you to experiment colouring Blue but if it's in your papers or embellishments that is ok too! The design team has some fabulous inspiration this month and have even listed what colours they have used in their favourite mediums to create some beautiful blue hues.

The challenge will remain open until the first Saturday of May. Hope to see you all playing along!

Here is my card using an absolute darling image from Sylvia Zet called "Mary" coloured with Distress Reinkers.  :)





My blues are verrrrry simple!  lol!
Her dress:  Tumbled Glass
Sky:  Salty Ocean



Please pop on by Kit and Clowder and hope that you will join in on the fun!  And come over to see my fabulous DT Sisters gorgeous creations .. you'll love them!  

Thank you so very much for visiting me .. I love it when you do! See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Special Birthday ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all enjoying a nice beautiful week!

For us here .. it's been so windy and cold again!  Our poor roses are thinking, "Open?  Or stay closed?  Open?  Or stay closed?  What is going on here?!"  LOL!

As you know, Lili of the Valley will be celebrating their 10th Birthday this year in May .. woooohoooo!  So the LOTV Monthly Challenge is to make a "Birthday Card"!  :) 

I've used the adorable "From All of Us" coloured with Distress Reinkers.  Then the pull out tag is from "Set 43 Statements Fabulous" and "Set 50 Tags Madame".





Well, thank you so very much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, March 24, 2014

You Rock My World ...

Happy Monday to you!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We sure did here!

The weather here has been absolutely BEAUTIFUL .. it is impossible to stay indoors!  Our rose bushes have loads of buds just waiting to burst open .. sigh .. I simply can't wait!!  We have one loner rose that got anxious and opened up this morning .. hehe .. so we'll pick it tomorrow morning before school and gift it to little Bodhi's dear teacher.  ;)

Well, as you know .. LOTV's newest Annabel release is available at midday today!  Ohhhhh yes!  She is the sweetest lil' thing right?!

This one for today is "Annabel Music to My Ears" .. and my hubby has an electric guitar this color so that's why I chose this red.  :)  I've used Distress Inks and some Prisma pencils to colour this up.


Don't forget that we also have our LOTV Monthly Challenge and it's "Crafty Bingo" month with fabulous prizes as always!  You have till the end of the month to join in .. why not whip something up?! :)

Please also visit my beautiful DT Sisters to see their gorgeous creations on their personal blogs as well as on the LOTV Inspirational Blog!  They're so AMAZING!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ribbon Girl Giveaway!!!

Happy Sunday to you!  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

I wanted to let you know that the lovely Ribbon Girl has some GORGEOUS goodies to giveaway!!  Wowww!  

The prize consists of a metre each of 'Lisa' and 'Laila' fine cotton lace; a packet of Prima Fairy Rhymes flowers; a metre of lilac concertina pleat ribbon, a packet of Melissa Frances pink vellum envelopes and tags and a packet of 5 Maya Road crystal trinket pins all available from stock at The Ribbon Girl online store.



All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave us a comment and pop a link to the Ribbon Girl store from your blog - the winner will be picked at random on Saturday 29th March at 9pm UK time.

Good Luck to all of You and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop!

Hey Ya's!!!  Hope you're all getting ready for another fabulous weekend!

Time for another Lili of the Valley design team blog hop and today we’re giving you some inspiration for using their latest stamps which will be available to buy on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 24th March!  Wooohoooo!


There are 7 gorgeous stamps featuring their adorable new character Annabel ... LOVE HER!

Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each post, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas along the way.

As always we have some hidden prizes, we don’t know where they are so do be sure to visit and comment on every blog.  
We will let you know on Monday morning which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs.

We have 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away, 2 lucky winners will each win the set of 7 Annabel stamps!!!  Lucky you's!!!
  
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;
  
Dawny
Dena
Elise .. you are here  :)

Here’s my card using this ADORABLE "Tug of War" .. hehe .. I so LOVE them!!! Uh - oh .. it looks like puppy will get that stick!  lol!  I've also stamped some beautiful LOTV corners from "Set 68 Corners".  :)


I've also gotten to use some beautiful yummies from the gorgeous Ribbon Girl Store such as:
Pink Pleated Ribbon, Carnations, Floribunda Roses which I spritzed Pumice Stone Distress Ink for color, and Cheesecloth.

Next stop is the GORGEOUS Fleur and if you get lost you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there.

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Monday morning when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the 2 sets of stamps!!!
  
Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!!!!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kit & Clower along with WhimsyStamps Hop!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are having a lovely week so far!

Wanted to share with some FABULOUS news with you!  The AMAZING Alyce from Kit and Clowder has asked me to join her Design Team and ... Yes!  Yes I have!  :)  Thank you SO very much dear Alyce for having me .. it is an absolute honour to be with you incredible ladies!!!  Gosh!

To kick things off ... Kit and Clowder will be having a live release party along with WhimsyStamps to bring you a showcase of new goodies and win some amazing prizes!


Start your hopping from Kit & Clowder HERE.
Good luck to all of you and have a ton of fun!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

LOTV Sneak Peek ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful weekend!  :)

We've been fortunate to start getting some really nice weather here .. so our street barbecue's have begun!!! And I guess we're all so excited about the great weather .. we're all starting to talk and plan for our street pool parties already too!  LOL!!!  Jumping ahead of ourselves aren't we?!  haha!  

I moved 2500 miles away from Hawaii .. and can you believe .. on the street we live .. there is a guy who is from the same town in Hawaii that I grew up in?!!!  Yes ... AND .. he even went to the SAME high school as I did!!!!!!  Now what a small world right?!  Annnnnd if that's not enough .. one of the other guys that had lived in the house was my "young-love boyfriend!"  No way right?!!!  hahahahaha!  What are the odds of that?!  :)

Annnyways .. I know you've heard .. Lili of the Valley is coming out with yet another GORGEOUS release!  It is ..... oh sooooooooooo DARLING!  Her name is Annabel and there will be 7 new images available on March 24th midday .. woohooo!

Today I've to show you "Annabel Texting" .. hehe .. she is on a MISSION to say what she needs to on her little android!  I think she's texting "LYSM" .. which means "Love You So Much" .. and she's texting her MOM & DAD!  ;)

Don't forget to check out GORGEOUS sneak peeks from my LOVELY DT Sisters on their personal blogs as well as on LOTV Inspirational Blog!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, March 14, 2014

Enjoy Life ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a lovely week and ready for your weekend!

You know, this school year Bodhi has such a wonderful teacher .. and we love her so much.  And some mornings, I get to speak with her for a few minutes when I walk Bodhi to class.  :)  The other morning while speaking with her before class, the little ones started coming in all wide eyed and bushy tailed .. full of SO much energy and rearing to go!  Jibber jabbering and such ... going 150 miles per hour ...

His teacher and I looked at one another and she must've read my mind because immediately she said, "Wine.  I looooove my wine at night.  I GOTTA have my wine!  It gets me ready for the next day."  ahahahahahahahaha!  :)

Anyways ... I've made time to play with this darling Mo Manning image the other week and coloured her with my Distress Reinkers.

I've used some beautiful yummies from the GORGEOUS Ribbon Girl store such as:
Wooden Hearts along with some pieces of Edwina Lace as wings, Amelia Lace, Seam Binding, Pink Pleated Satin Ribbon weaved in the fence, Sweetheart Blossoms and Rosebuds.  :)






Well, I hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!  Enjoy your time!

Thank you so very much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise