My shining star

My shining star

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Happy Birthday LOTV!

Hello lovely people - how are you today? We're all good - hoping to go swimming later. I'm looking forward to that as i finally have my prescription goggles - here's hoping they help me spot my lovely family lol!!!

I managed to put the scarecrow up yesterday - it looked great in the sunshine - but I'm not sure it will be looking very good by now! Oh well - we did our best.

I'm really pleased with her - I hope she manages to withstand the rain - and her cakes - lol - thats what they're supposed to be!!!!

Anyway - onto todays post - I decided I would like to use my favourite LOTV stamps to make a 10th birthday card for their challenge this month. I've been playing with the technique on mojo monday from chocolate baroque - basically stamping in versa and adding pan pastels over the top - its a great technique and I hope to apply the idea often - thanks for that one Glenda!

I've used the accordion flip album die - I stamped the background in black ink then added the extra panels on top using the stamping in versa mark and adding red pan pastel. The details pop out beautifully - then I added some pretty lace from the ribbon girl and also some sentiments, I cut the single letters from a sentiments stamp set.

I love the LOTV stamp set I've used as the main focus - you can get it here.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

LOTVideastoinspire: 10th birthday challenge
Thats Crafty thatscraftychallenges- black and white with a splash of colour.

Hope you have a great Saturday - enjoy whatever you're doing!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Good morning Rachel, I hope you didn't have the terrible rain over night that we have had, or you will be looking at a very wet scarecrow!!! I love driving through one of our local villages who do this every year, it's great trying to work out which each one is. A beautiful card too. Enjoy your swim. Hazel xx

  2. Beautiful card today Rachel, hope the scarecrow stood the weather overnight

  3. The scarecrow looks amazing! I love the bright colours.
    Your card is stunning, the design is fabulous, the stamps and colours are gorgeous.
    I hope you enjoy your swim
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Super scarecrow, such bright colours. A great card too. I really must get this die. Have a great weekend.

    Sue xx

  5. A fabulous scarecrow Rachel, really colourful, will certainly catch everyone's eyes lol !! A beautiful card. Have a lovely weekend with your family.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. Brilliant card Rachel, fabulous design.
    I love your brightly coloured scarecrow, I hope she survived the rain.

  7. The scarecrow looks amazing Rachel, I really hope she made it through the rain! You know already how much I love accordion cards and this one is wonderful, what a lovely card to celebrate LOTV's birthday too! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Wonderful scarecrow Rachel! I bet you and the girls had so much fun making her and the cupcakes :) fingers crossed that the weather stays fine for you. Love the accordion card, the lace is beautiful around the edge.
    Dawn x

  9. Oh I am loving the scarecrow Rachel! Gorgeous card too I do love these style of cards.
    Linda xxx

  10. brilliant scarecrow and prescription goggles lol didn't know you could get those!great card and thanks for the tip about pan pastels -I have some and not much idea how to use them
    carol x

  11. Scarecrow and props look great! Pretty card, inside and out!

  12. Hi Rachel, fab scarecrow, love all the little bits and pieces.
    Love your card for LOTV, looks so complicated, but it's gorgeous, hugs Kate x

  13. Lovely bright scarecrow Rachel. Lots of detail.
    Love your accordion card. I have recently purchased one of these so just trying to find the time to use it.

  14. Fabulous card Rachel, I bought this die with good intentions and haven't opened it yet!

    Thanks for joining our '10th Birthday' challenge!

    Good Luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley


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