Sunday, 9 October 2011

Let it Snow..... in October? LOTV Challenge 115

Apologies to my dear friend Vivienne but the reason I am writing this post is that I have decided to start entering an occasional card challenge. For those who are not card makers there are many, many card making  blogs out there who set card making challenges with a theme (and sometimes there are even prizes ;0). Everyone who enters goes into a draw. I am a HUGE fan of Lili of the Valley (LOTV) stamps and I use these a lot in my card making.

I just could not resist entering this week's challenge as the theme is "Let It Snow".  I recently bought some of the new release Christmas stamps made by LOTV, including the "Let is Snow" sentiment, so I decided to use it for making my card.I  also used the wonderful" Milly Winter Window" stamp. I thought the name is so apt as it's my daughter's family name (she is really an Emily). As you all know I am a HUGE Christmas fan and this is rubbing off on my girlie too ;0)

I hand coloured my image with Promarkers and accented the shading with Prismacolour pencils.
My backing paper is a Forever Friends Christmas paper. I also added some lovely mulberry flowers. I could not think how I could make them appear more festive so I cut some snowflakes and popped the flowers on top.

I also attached a ribbon on top of another snowflake and added plenty of glitter including some wonderful Glamour Dust around Milly's hat and top...lots of shine there!

I am entering this in this week's LOTV Let it Snow challenge 115 There are some technical problems with linking at the moment so sadly all the entries added so far are only showing as "pending" not as little thumb nails but I hope they can  fix this really soon.

I hope you like my card and thanks for looking. To all my Jane's Journal regular readers thanks for putting up with this early "C" indulgance (I hope you still found it interesting!)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

19 comments:

  1. Jane!!!!!!!!
    It's OK, I'm forgiving you this time as I know cards need to be done early.
    I do like the colours the blue with the glitter or should I say glamour dust (great name)is very pretty and I absolutely love the puss! :)
    Enjoy your Sunday (pouring down here),
    Vivienne x

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  2. I'm glad you were able to read this post Vivienne...;0)
    Yes cards do need early making or I just run out of time! I hate to say it but it's been a gorgeous sunny autumn day here and I have been out in my garden clearing up! Enjoy your evening rain or no rain!
    Jane x

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  3. Hi Jane,
    It's a rare treat to see snow in October, especially here in southern California. But what fun to get a sneak peek at a dusting of the sparkly stuff, by way of one of your adorable holiday cards! Good luck in the challenge- hope your card shows up soon- your fans are waiting! :o)

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  4. Hi Michele, the papers today have been saying that we may get another severe winter here in the UK as we did last year. Our weather forecasters struggle to get the next week's forecast correct so I am not sure how they are predicting this! Enjoy my sneak peak, just in case it does not snow ;0)
    Jane x

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  5. Gorgeous, Jane! This is so beautifully designed and executed..your work is top-notch, that's for sure! Wishing you well in the Challenge..I'm off to check it out! : ) And goodness, I'm still brushing away tears from your recent post.

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  6. Thanks Shirley, that is indeed high praise from such a talented artist as yourself. Take care and have a wonderful week ahead,
    Jane x

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  7. Jane, you had me going with the post title.. I thought it was snowing there already!!

    Your card is exquisite and I hope you win! I treasure the card you sent to me and will keep it forever!

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. Jane,
    I love this card and I'm sure you could win because your cards are amazing. So much goes into each card and anyone who gets one should be so honored, I know I am. I'm sending lots of positive energy so you will be a winner.
    xoRobin❤

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  9. Tee hee Teresa, now snow here in October would be quite rare but it has happened. Thanks for your kind words and I'm so glad you love the card I made for you. Hope you foot is improving
    Jane x

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  10. Hi Robin, you are so sweet! I have a feeling that the winner is "drawn" by the random number generator so it is a challenge rather than a competition but I am sure your positive thoughts will help me!I would really love to win...the prize is £15 to spend on the LOTV website.
    Have a great week,
    Jane x

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  11. What a beautiful way to open this special C-season (my dearest apologies to Viv again)! It's now officially opened?! I can start wow-wowing some stuff in blog too? Yippee!! :)

    Your card is AMAZING, Jane, I just cannot understand how you make these... Wow. And the name is just perfect too, I love Milly&Billy (it surely is him?) there!

    Have a wonderful new week and oh, it's said to be snowing here this week, eeeeeek!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  12. Good luck with your contest! I hope all the people you send cards to appreciate all the work and love you put into them. I'm so glad you're studio is coming together, and so glad for you that your father made your work table. That's something special you can keep forever. Glad you snapped a picture of him too :)

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  13. Thanks Mia and I thought it was so Milly and Billy too, great stamp isn't it. Now much as I do love "C" and snow I would not want it yet...England cannot cope with it! A light sprinkling would be very pretty in December if you can put the order in!!
    Have a great week,
    Jane x

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  14. Thanks Linda...yes I do put lots of love into them and it is my pleasure to give them. My Dad looks good on his age doesn't he.....if I can be doing that at nearly 80 I will be one very happy bunny.
    Have a great week,
    Jane x

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  15. And a happy Autumn to you, too, Jane! Have a lovely week ahead!

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  16. Hello Jane I'm so glad you showed your lovely Christmas card today. I love the frosty blue shades and the little character and the sparkles! Good luck with it, I'm sure you will do really well!
    Enjoy your week.
    Helen x

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  17. Thanks Helen, it's been another rather pleasant autumn day here again,so definitely no snow ;0)
    Jane x

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  18. A gorgeous Christmas card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at LOTV this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  19. Thanks for visiting me here Fleur, I have enjoyed entering my very first LOTV card challenge.
    Jane x

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Jane x