Saturday, 7 May 2011

Childhood Memories at Sweet Stampin'

My second post for today - this time for  Sweet Stampin'  and our theme this week is Childhood Memories.

This week we are sponsored by Tiffany Doodles, don't you just love here digis - particularly the flower ones.  Tiffany is offering one lucky winner 5 digis.  Our monthly sponsor is the fabulous Joanna Sheen, and the winner will get a £10 gift certificate to spend in her store.

So on to my card about Childhood Memories.  As a child we lived in the sticks - down a small lane.  Our garden was immaculate in some places, but Dad had an orchard of fruit trees with rambling roses, it backed on to fields and had loads of wildlife as well and that is where my sister and I conjured up most of our imagination.  So my memories are of building a fairy den in the orchard where our dolls used to play!  The chicken also used to roam there, so you can image we were pretty filthy by the end of the day.

I have used a Lili of the valley image - coloured with Copics.  My papers are My Minds Eye - the spotty one is the reverse of the main one.  Various punches and dies have been used, and a layer of lace has been used across the bottom panel.  The flowers are from WOC - they have been glittered with Stickles, as has the main image..

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Raise the Bar - Flower Power
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Use a die or punch
Delicious Doodles - Fantasy/Mythical - (do you believe in fairies???)
Little Miss Muffet - Die cuts or punches
Divas by Design - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Cute and Girly
Flutterby Wednesday - must include a butterly, fairy or angel

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. fab card Val...pretty image!!


  2. Very pretty Val...loved your story...I think all us as little girls had fairy friends, down the bottom of the garden...and now as big girls we can play with our fairies in a different way.
    Gorgeous image, and beautiful colours.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. themessycraftroom7 May 2011 at 20:49

    beautiful card love all the punching and the lace. Hugs x ChrisB

  4. Your card is beautiful...lovely coloring and great floral accents! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  5. This is gorgeous Val what gorgeous colours and design and love that image it all looks wonderful.
    Lorraine x

  6. Wow - fabby card - so much to look at!

    thanks for joining us at delicious doodles this week!


  7. Oh my goodness, your card is gorgeous Val!!! I love your colours!

  8. This may be a double post (blogger playing up)

    I love your card Val, its a great image and I really like the colour-combination. I want that punch! :)



  9. Wonderful, beautiful card Val such a pretty fairy.

  10. Such a pretty card Val...

    thanks for joining us at Divas..and good luck!

    hugs Vicky xx

  11. Val this is gorgeous, amazing colouring as always!

    Thanks for joining in our Cute & Girly Challenge at MMCS.

    Kitty xx

  12. Beautiful creation hun!
    Thank you for playing our Fantasy/Mythical challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck in the draw!
    Teri x

  13. Gorgeous card! I love the colours and it is such a lovely image too : ) Great use of punches!

    Thanks for joining the diecuts and punches challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


  14. Beautiful card and gorgeous choice of colours. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

  15. Another stunning card Val!!
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again

  16. Another great Card! Thanks again for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge!
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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