Sunday 3 November 2013

LOTV open day and a very special guest card...

Good day my lovelies.

Well, I ended up at the LOTV open day yesterday (I'm not even going to pretend to "oops" anymore, lol), and this time my dear 13-year-old daughter came with me. Under duress, I might add!
So we got to the shop, moody teen in tow and started to look for bits and bobs I was after. It didn't take long for her to drop the moody teen thing and start exclaiming over the gorgeous cards on display! So she helped me choose some stamps and flowers and then we went upstairs to share a slice of choc fudge cake! (also foregoing the "oops"...) She then won me some goodies on the tombola, including a paper pad! Woohoo!

Purchases purchased and us ladies escorted safely back home by the boys (who waited in the car the whole time and would absolutely not be coaxed out under any circumstances), said previously moody teen ran off upstairs - after making me stamp her several LOTV images - to go off and create.

As for me, I had a half-finished image on my desk, which I was able to finish off with the new Promarkers I had just picked up and then turned into this card:

You can just make out the glossy accents on the windows!


Image - "Window seat" - LOTV
Medium - Promarkers
Paper - Boofle - Docrafts
Sentiment - Christmas grungy messages - LOTV
Poinsettia - WOC
Die - Xcut
Everything else from stash.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

CHNC - November
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas is coming
Allsorts challenge - Christmas Cheer
Crafty calendar challenge - All things Christmas
Sister Act challenge - Anything goes 
Crafty ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Inky Impressions - Traditional Christmas

Now, for the special guest card. Designed by Miss Kayleigh...

Kayleigh used "James Snow Angel" and teamed him with some magazine freebie papers I'd donated to her.
She had the idea of covering all the white bits with Stickles, and I love how sparkly it is!

So there you have it. Her first LOTV card, and she's already gotten me to stamp her about a dozen more images so she can make cards for all her friends! Feel free to leave her some love and encouragement here, and I'll be certain to pass it on! :-)

Hope your day is a great one,



Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Ha lovely you will make a crafter of her yet ! I couldn't trust myself in that shop! but then again I will be seeing them at the NEC on Thursday..will be lots of OOPS going on for sure !! xx

Sarah said...

Great cards BOTH of you!! Sounds like this could be extremely expensive if Kayleigh has inherited the crafty gene!! xx

Unknown said...

Two gorgeous cards. I wish I could have joined you, a bit far for me to travel though. I go the newsletter and wished I lived

Sue said...

Awwww fab cards Sammy and well done Kayleigh you did a great job! your mam will have to watch her crafty stash LOL lots of huggles Sue xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards Sammy, love them both. Fab design & details and how lovely to have a crfting buddy. Hope you had a lovely time at LOTV, I went also and oops! :o)

Donna x

Darnell said...

What a fun post, Sammy! Your card is sensational!!

I felt like I was right there with you on your outing! It must have made your heart swell with pride and happiness to watch Kayleigh go from surly to starstruck, especially when she immediately followed through with a stunning card of her own!! Talk about WOOT!!

Kayleigh, you did an excellent job and you have made me, an old granny, extremely delighted to see this hobby carried on by such a talented young woman!!

Hugs, Darnell

Unknown said...

That is so lovely! Of course who can resist the crafting bug whilst in the midst of so much LOTV inspiration?! She has done an amazing job, and how fabulous that she wants to make them for her friends. I was at the workshop yesterday and it was great fun.
Many congratulations on the Sweet Stampin' DT spot! Your cards are beautiful xxx

cotnob said...

I love your card Sammy, adorable image and lovely Christmas papers - but I have to say you certainly have some competition. Kayleigh's card is gorgeous, I love the sparkle on the image and the lovely bright colours she has chosen.

Cathy P said...

So jealous of your day at the LOTV shop! Love your card and the coloring. Thanks for linking your card up with us at the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Cathy xx

Elise said...

Yayyy! Glad to hear that you got to go to LOTV!!! And we have a new fan! :) Both of your cards are BEAUUUUTIFUL! And she did such a FAB job with James the Snowangel!! Can't wait to see more of her projects!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,

brenda said...

As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Hazel said...

They are both beautiful cards - Kayleigh did so well - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a beautiful card, I like the image and the design, Thank you for joining in with us at Gem of a challenge this week, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

How adorable is this card. your colouring is absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

A special hello to Miss Kayleigh for your adorable James Snow Angel card. I especially like how you have accented the pocket on his jacket. Thank you to your Mum for showing your card at Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

Jo Channon said...

Love the way your Daughter was turned around but not surprised with these gorgeous stamps. Great design and lovely colour scheme. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts challenge this week. Jo x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Ah wow, gorgeous, gorgeous.thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Jo said...

Both gorgeous cards....thanks so much for joining us over at crafty Calendar this time and a huge well done to your Daughter! I craft with my Daughter too (she's 11)but oh my, what a mess she leaves in my craft room lol! Isn't it great when the younger ones want to craft....hope you have many happy crafting times together.
hugs Jo x