Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy Birthday LOTV!

Hello! How are things!

I am here today not with a DT make but with a card I made to celebrate LOTV’s 10th birthday in May.  It also doubles as a thank you card as, can you believe it, in the last two LOTV blog hops my name has been randomly picked to win some of their amazing stamps? I know!! Today I discovered I had won some of their gorgeous fairies and then last month I was the uber lucky recipient of all 7 of the new Annabel stamps! No way! Yes way!

So after I had stopped jumping up and down screeching unattractively when they arrived what did I do?  Well, being me I had to make life difficult for myself didn’t I and I decided that I wanted to make a card using all 7 Annabels! Yes all 7!! So that’s what I did.  You gotta love me, I‘m a trier!! :D   

What's the collective noun for a group of Annabels? Maybe it's a giggle! A giggle of Annabels! 
The card size started out as a whole A3 sheet of Centura Pearl folded in half but I managed to trim it down a little as I got the images to fit! Just!

She's an energetic little thing! Makes me exhausted just looking at her!
I made the ‘zero’ from a combination of Spellbinders and Tonic dies and the number ‘1’ is a hopeless hand drawing all be it with a ruler!

Ah, I can do this........

…….but probably not this! J

Stamps: All 7 of the Annabel Series 
Dies/Punches:  Spellbinders ‘Grand Scalloped Circles’ – Tonic scalloped ovals
Paper/Card: Centura pearl base – American Crafts - LOTV ‘Bear Necessities’ 
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir Markers & Pencils – Vintage Photo & Stormy Sky DI
Others: Clear acrylic stones from stash
Hopeless Hand drawings: Just some faux stitching and a dodgy looking 1!

So there you go.  Lots of little Annabels all in one place! Bless ‘em!

Thanks so much for looking!
See ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

LILI OF THE VALLEY – April Challenge: 10th Birthday Card!
CREATIVE FINGERS – Challenge #32: Anything Goes
SCRIBBLE & SCRAP – Challenge #16: Anything Goes
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – Challenge #68: Use a Die-Cut or Punch
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #15: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE PURPLE HAZE – Challenge #38: Creativity Strikes!    
DIGI CHOOSDAY – Week 16: Numbers
ART BY MIRAN – Challenge #4: Anything Goes


  1. How sweet and cute Jane... love the scene going on with this card....

  2. This is gorgeous,fab images and

  3. This is amazing Jane and I feel sure there's bound to be another win as a result!!

  4. Clever girl. Saw this on FB and just had to come immediately and say how much I love this creations Jane. A fabulous thank you and birthday celebration. So much work. You have really rocked this one.

  5. WOW Jane what a stunning card - sooooooo clever :o)
    Fabulous colouring of all those little LOTV cuties.
    Huge congrats on your wins - so well deserved.
    Debs xx

  6. This is a beautiful project, I love the colours and all the girls!!!

  7. WOW! Lucky you winning all those gorgeous stamps!
    Your card is amazing! Your colouring of those sweet images is fabulous and I really love your design and beautiful papers too.
    Sue xx

  8. Wow Jane! This card is amazing! They are going to love it! I think is unlikely for you to be the lucky winner again but they are most likely to choose your card in their top 5. Congratulations on your prizes.

  9. Oh WOW Jane! What an amazing card, just fabulous hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  10. WOW! Jane, this is absolutely stunning hun, love it! Gorgeous design and those images are so adorable and perfectly coloured.

    Donna x

  11. Jane,this is simply gorgeous!! How lucky is the recipient!! You have done it very creatively :)

  12. OMG Jane! This is AMAZING! Wow wow wow! You did wonders with Annabel!!!!!!!!! Truly love your project!

    Big Hugs,

  13. This is a WOW its such a lovely lot of work....and very very pleasing to the eye....absolutely a WOW....

    Fiona DT

  14. This is fabulous, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday for our 'number' challenge. Take care Zo (DT) xx

  15. Oh, too precious!!! What an awesome card!!! Love the design, the images, the coloring, well..... Just everything! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge and hope to see more of your great creations here. Good luck!


  16. Wow! Jane, this is amazing and so beautiful!!!! I just love it, This is a 'Winner' for sure!!
    It is so creative and I love how you have used all the Annabel's. What a lovely tribute to LOTV!!
    Marjorie xx

  17. oh wow so stunning jane.i love your fantastic design and colouring and the images are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  18. Love this Jane! What a fabulous design. Judy x

  19. WOW sweetie this is just amazing, hugs Pops x x x

  20. wow! Just... Wow!! This is so fun and lovely! Thanks for Joining us at Through The Purple Haze this week. :)

    Katrine- DT for TTPH.

  21. Just darling!! You put a lot of work into this!! LOL Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  22. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our fourth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  23. Love, love, love this! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  24. What a stunning car. Beautiful images and I love the way you have done the numbers.. Thank you for sharing at cfth challenge.

  25. Wow, this is amazing! Love that you used all 7 Annabells, and they all are placed in the perfect spot! Very unique card, I love it! Thank you for joining Through The Purple Haze this week, and good luck :)

    Lisbeth, DT

  26. Oh my...Jane. stunning once again. So much fun and details going on here. Love it. Thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs Miran

  27. What an absolutely SPECTACULAR card!!! I love all the images and the rhinestones you added around the card. Thanks for joining us at TTPH!


  28. really awesome card love all the images!! thanks so much for joining us at ArtbyMiran Challenge blog be sure to join us again!!

  29. Hi Jane, the prize draws are random and obviously the more you comment and join in the more chance you have of winning.. I know you are a big LOTV fan so well done on getting lucky!

    Such an amazing card, this must have taken you ages, it's fabulous.

    Thanks for joining our '10th Birthday' challenge!

    Good Luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  30. Super card .
    Thanks for joining our Die cut and punch challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox challenge.
    Hugs Tania (DT) xx


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