Well today is a special day, we are celebrating Live and Love Crafts 1st Birthday with a Hop, wooo hoooo, so it will definitely be inspirational and worth visiting. There is a store voucher up for grabs so someone is going to have a good shopping spree and there are hidden prizes on some of the DT so be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs to be in with a chance of winning some candy and speaking of candy, here's some piccies of the prizes...
All the details can be found on the LLC blog
and the winners will be announced on Tuesday. Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along your way. So if you arrived here from the oh so talented Alyce's blog
, then your on the right track, if not you need to start at the LLC Blog HERE
Now the DT are following the theme of "Favourites". OMG, where do I start. Well when I joined LLC I had already inherited the title of "Embellishment Queen", so this store is perfect for me. So let's see, if you know me then you'll already know that I love beautiful embellies and I always use beautiful lace, I just love beautiful lace, I mostly use the wide lace, but the smaller lace comes in handy for those tags.
I am also in love with the new pearl trim and I just sneaked some in on my project today, you can see it on the edge of the book on the right hand side.
I am sure you have all heard of Frantage too. Well I did a video and gave out lots of ideas of what to do with this gorgeous invention, you can always pop back to see the video HERE, so of course I had to use some shabby blue and shabby white on my project today, just love, love, love the texture and it certainly brings a different dimension to your projects, don't you think.
I have altered an A5 Notebook for one of my son's English Teachers. My directive was to include a bottle of water..... what???? Apparently his teacher keeps a bottle of water on her desk and each time she has a slurp, she says just taking a swig of gin. So this is what I have come up with.
The beautiful papers are all by MajaDesign and all links are at the bottom of the post. I am in love with these papers, so don't buy them all before I get chance to get some more in, lol.
The beautiful butterfly is by Melissa Frances and these resin embellishments are again another favourite of mine, just love love love them too and can you see that beautiful Kort and Godt lace. Goodness I should have given out a warning at the beginning of this post as to how many "Beautiful's", "Gorgeous's" etc I am going to say.
The image is by the wonderful Krista Smith of Saturated Canary, came to my aid perfectly don't you think and I have coloured with copic markers, and do you see the little bottle of water on the desk, lol.
Of course my card wouldn't be complete without my white Gesso, Distress Crackle Paint and Snowtex, yep, again if you know me you'll know snow tex isn't just for Christmas, right..... lol. I absolutely love all these and again I do have a tutorial on the "white stuff" HERE and the differences between them.
Here's the inside of the Note book. I have stamped some tags out as there are 10 in his class that want to sign the Notebook and my new Melissa Frances hanger just sneaked into the picture, who put that there......lol.
One last thing I don't think I could be without and that is distress inks, I love using the distress inks to distress edges and also to colour with, they are so versatile. Oh and OMG, I nearly forgot I always, always have some sort of flowers on my project, now I definitely couldn't live without them, my ultimate favourite, but then I have so many as you have already gathered.
Next on the hop is Louise
, now I think you might be in for a treat of Pinkalicious Delights at this stop... have fun.....