Tuesday 7 January 2014

A parasol full of roses

A while ago I bought a LOTV Art Pad at the NEC. Subsequently I also bought, online, some LOTV papers and was 'pickled tink' when I realised how well they go with a lot of the images in the Art Pad:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- an image from a pre-coloured LOTV Art Pad called 'Cute Cottage Garden'

- backing paper by LOTV from the 'Country Lady' paper pad

- plain card stock by SU, called 'Primrose Petals'

- sentiment by LOTV as well, from their 'Small Greetings' set (which is always so useful), stamped onto the image after it was die cut - using VersaMagic 'Pink Petunia'

I'm entering this card into the current LOTV challenge for January, which is 'Anything Goes'.

I always try to enclose a little hand made card with Playground prizes, sometimes I don't succeed though, sigh. But this will be winging its way to a recent winner ASAP! Just let me get my snorkel and flippers on and I'll be off to the Post Office - sploosh.



  1. You KNOW how I love these LOTV images! You've done this one up proud, and the prize winner is gonna LOVE it! It says "you" all over it. Beautiful. TFS & Hugs

  2. This is so pretty! That image is beautiful and the patterned paper is just perfect with it! So lovely!

  3. Beautiful card Di, love those images but struggle to match them to papers I already have so fab tip. Hugs, Amanda x

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Lucky Snippets winner!

  5. So beautiful and romantic card
    love it
    hugs Tamara

  6. Perfect matching up Di. Lovely die cut shape too.

    Don't forget your wetsuit to go with the snorkel and flippers!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Di, your card is beautiful, I love the image, beautiful papers and soft colours. Sorry, it's a beautiful day here with bright blue skies.

  8. I do love your LOTV images. This is such a pretty card. Don't drown on the way to posting it. Kate x

  9. This is sooo pretty Di, I must look out for those LOTV images.
    I hope you enjoyed your swim!!! Hope you haven't suffered too badly over the last few weeks.
    Thanks for visiting me, I will definitely play in the Snippets playground, I tend to forget but I do use lots of snippets in my cards everyday!!
    Hugs Lisax

  10. OMG! I am finding it hard to comment whilst thinking of you in wetsuit, snorkel and flippers! Too funny!
    Lovely card there Miss. Love that shaped die too.

  11. Gorgeous card Miss Pixie! The LOTV pads are definitely good for quick whip em ups and so pretty and cute too! I am still on my no buying pretty papers pledge - I've so many to still use up! Take care in that weather, hope you are all safe xx

  12. This is such a pretty image and you've shown it off so well x

  13. I love it when things unexpectedly go together like apples and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, vodka and tonic... you get the picture. That's a very pretty delicate card.

  14. Gorgeous image and a lovely card. Hope to be back with snippets some time soon!

  15. This is such a pretty card, I love the LOTV images. I have a couple of their stamps and the same paper pad that you used here.I bought it at the NEC too, and when I told the man it was hard to chose he "helpfully?" told me there are more to choose from on the website!!!
    Jean x

  16. That is a great image and yes it really does go so well with the papers. Fabulous card Di.
    Go steady on the wine love!

    Kath x

  17. Oh Di.. what an amazing card... reminds me so of one my aunt gave me when I was eight years old... I still have it and still love it.. and yes, love roses too, (who wouldn't) and pink and parasols so there you are.. very clever use of the image well done..

    Oh, and sorry about the need of galoshes, etc.. sending sunshine-y weather of gentle summer days over your way.. yes blessed beyond measure this week. Was bit hot last week! Shaz in Oz.x

  18. Very pretty,...the background papers are perfect. A lovely card.

  19. This is so very pretty! I love the colours and who ever the lucky recipient is, they will be tickled pink too!

  20. My oh my but this is perfectly lovely. The papers match spot on. Been out shopping today in between the rain that is. Hugs Mrs A.

  21. Quite meant to comment on this lovely card when I spotted it on Tuesday but then it slipped my mind ... another senior moment! Love the parasol full of roses topper - gorgeous. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  22. Another lovely LOTV card. I love the upturned parasol with the flowers, so pretty. The colours are so country cottage. x

  23. Such a gorgeous CAS card Diane, the Country Lady pad goes so well with this Art Pad, it looks fabulous.

    Thanks for joining our LOTV 'Anything Goes' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x


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