Sunday 31 July 2011

Satin Bows and MORE Satin Bows!!!

Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you are having a splendid weekend and we are all so happy to see you here!

On this little card I used a wide red satin ribbon, topped with blue grosgrain, and then 1/2" Red Satin Ribbon from WOC, with triple flat bows with ladybug toppers. Although we usually think of amazingly beautiful FLOWERS when we think of WOC, they also have so many other wonderful things as well. The satin ribbon is available in both 1/4" (7mm) and the 1/2" (12mm), and both widths in 27 gorgeous colors!!!! The floral treatment is by Wild Orchid Crafts also: Sweetheart Blossoms and Poppy Stem Flowers.

We have seen so much Christmas in the air this month, that you will certainly want to drop over to the WOC Shop and check out the NEW PRODUCTS in order to see all of the Christmas Delights which are in the shop now!!!

Thank you so much for your visit today and we would love to see you here each day to take a peek at all of the magnificent products from WOC. Have a marvelous week!! Hugs from Jacque!

Saturday 30 July 2011

GDT Card

Hi there, today I am sharing a card that our GDT Donalda has done for us.  I love how the flowers are arranged around the Eiffel Tower and the use of the soft, subtle colours.


Friday 29 July 2011

Buttons, Bows and Blooms

A card to share today using my favorite colours, and a Venice Lace Butterfly...

I have coloured Tilda with Markers, Pencils and Chalks, I have used Lost and Found papers, I have distressed all the edges, my flowers are 25mm Wild Rose, 25mm Open Rose and Hip Rosebuds, with some punched Frond leaves, I have added some White lace and a strip of Ribbon with a bow I have added a Venice Lace Butterfly to the bow, I have added a punched Butterfly and some White Pearls, and 4 little buttons, the sentiment is done in stickers....

Thank you so very much for looking today and any comments that you may leave, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x x

Thursday 28 July 2011

Venise Lace

Hi there, today my card features the gorgeous Venise lace that Wild Orchid Crafts stocks, isn’t that heart just stunning!


The Venise Lace  heart and satin ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the trellis rose, poppies, corner metal embellishment and pearls.

The inside has been decorated to compliment the front.




Tuesday 26 July 2011

You're only young once...

...but you can be immature for a lifetime :)

A card full of fun, laughter, happy colours and lots of joyful embellishments!

Gate-Fold Card with a Shaker-Frame

Monday 25 July 2011

Cream weddingcard

I have a creamcolored weddingcard to show you today. The cardbase is cut with GoKreate XXL Square Frame Frilly #2, and the small panels are from Spellbinders. Papers are from Pion Design and texts from Kort og Godt. Punches are from MS.  Smal Flat Gardenia, Self Adhesive Pearls and Organza Ribbon are all from Wild Orchid Crafts :)

Thanks for stopping by, hugs Elsi ♥

Sunday 24 July 2011

Winners of the Christmas In July Party Drawings!

The  GRAND PRIZE from Wild Orchid Crafts is this amazing selection of goodies!  Please go to the Ideas To Inspire Blog to see who has won the Lili of the Valley Grand Prize!
 and the winner of this  WOC GRAND PRIZE is.............................

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-07-24 19:38:10 UTC

That's you Scrappy Max -!!!
Congratulations girlie! 
Please contact Dena  at to give me your contact details.

Now for our Design Team Blog Candy Winners!!!!

Marcea - Linda (Pink Lilacs) ....
LOTV Stamp winner is Suzi at

"Christmas Snooze" stamp winner theCook
Kathy M - Theresa P.
Malin - Kathleen/Crafty Kat Design:
 Elise - Anne
 Kylie - LaJanette

Kim - Teresa


If you are a winner, please contact the Design Team member that drew your name to send your contact details!
Congratulations to everyone and thank you all for the very sweet comments you sent each of the Design Team! 

Saturday 23 July 2011


This is our last day of our CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY.  I hope you have been inspired to get ready for the Christmas season. We have had a wonderful time showing you all our creations!   If you would like more details on the projects being shown today, please visit the designer's blogs.

To enter into the Wild Orchid Crafts GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!!  

To enter the LOTV GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!
Now for some inspiration!!!!

Christmas Card
by Design Team Member Kim
Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Lots of Letters"

Christmas Stocking Gift Bag
by Design Team Member Dena
Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Icing The Cake"

Christmas Card
by Design Team Member Bev

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Christmas Dance"
Wild Orchid Crafts supplies: Lg. Red Poinsettia, Gold Metal Corner, Guipure Lace, Self Adhesive Pearls, Gold Padded Angel wings

Our Christmas in July Party has come to an end.  I hope you have lots of ideas swimming in your head now!!!

The Wild Orchid Crafts Grand Prize Drawing will be tomorrow so be sure you enter from the link at the top of this post.

Happy Crafting!

Friday 22 July 2011


Another day of fabulous Christmas ideas!
Have you been enjoying all the ideas and tutorials?  I know you have.

To enter into the Wild Orchid Crafts GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!!  

To enter the LOTV GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!

Here are a few more gorgeous projects from the Design Teams!!!

Shaker Ornament
by Design Team Member Kylie

To make your shaker ornament you will need:

Patterned paper for the back
Patterned paper for the front
Heavy cardstock for reinforcing your paper
Acetate sheet
German Glass Glitter
Coloured image
Foam tape
Embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts

1. Colour your image and choose the dies you wish to use. You will need a nestie (or other die) large enough to fit another nestie inside with a boarder of 1/4 inch. I have used Large Classic Ovals and Labels 18. 
2. To give your shaker ornament a bit more stability, adhere the patterened paper to some heavy cardstock. Do this with the rear of the ornament as well as the front.
3. Cut your 'window' with your oval nestie and line up your label nestie over the cut piece so you have a border large enough to attach foam tape later on. I like to have 1/4 inch.
4. Use your shaped nestie to cut around your coloured image and adhere this to your backing piece.
5. Cut a piece of acetate with the shaped nestie as well

6. Adhere the acetate shape to the back of the front of the frame to create a window
7. Attach some foam tape around the frame, being careful that you have no gaps for the glitter to fall out but also so you can't see the foam tape from the front of the window section
Now the fun part Smile
8. Pour about 2 teaspoons of German Glass Glitter into the window. I have used 'silver'
9.  Then remove the tape backing and attach the coloured image to the window,carefully lining up the corners.
10. Your shaker ornament is now coming together...
11. If you like a vintage look, ink the edges with some distress stain.
12. Then add some Seam binding "Oloroso", 20mm Open Roses in Deep red, 10 mm Open Roses in Cream and 5mm closed rose buds in Red roses, Holly leaves and charm to your shaker ornament.
And the finished Ornament

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Make it Festive"

Christmas Card
by Design Team Member Pops
Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Under The Mistletoe"

Christmas Card
by Design Team Member Marcea
Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Turkey Dinner "

Be back tomorrow for the last day of our Christmas in July Party and more inspiration!

Thank you so much for visiting the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog!!!

Thursday 21 July 2011


It's now day 4 of our Christmas in July Party! Have the designers given you lots of Christmas ideas and inspiration or what!? There's still a coulpe more days of projects and prizes. We all sure hope you are enjoying our little Holiday Party!

To enter into the Wild Orchid Crafts GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!!  

To enter the LOTV GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!

Don't forget to once again visit today's designers to enter into their
individual Candy's on their blogs!

Christmas Tea Light Card
by Design Team Member Jacque

Christmas Card
by Design Team Member Claudia

by Design Team Member Jacqui

Christmas Kisses
by Design Team Member Caz

Thanks once again for joining us!
 See you all tomorrow for some more fun!!

Wednesday 20 July 2011


Than you for joining us on the 3rd day of our Christmas in July Party.
 All of the Designers have some CANDY on their blogs, so be sure visit them all!

To enter into the Wild Orchid Crafts GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!!  

To enter the LOTV GRAND PRIZE click HERE!!!!

Here's some wonderful Christmas ideas and projects from the Design Team!

Vintage Christmas Tag Tutorial
by Design Team Member Anne.

Step 1. Glue the top of your tag (not all the tag) with Glue n'seal matte or multi medium matte.

Step 2.  Place some old paper or newspaper over your tag.

Step 3.  Paint some Distress crakle paint Picket Fence on the bottom of the tag. Let it dry!

Step 4.  Remove the old paper from the tag.

Step 5. Distress the tag with distress ink vintage photo and paper distresser.

Step 6. Add some paper and ribbon and wrinkle up the corner a little.

Step 7. Paint the seam binding ribbon with disress ink refills Aged Mahogany and water. Let dry!

Step 8. Add bow to the tag and your finished.

Now for the Envelope

Step 1. You need a paperbag or something similar.
Trim around the tag and sew around the paperbag with a sewing machine.

Step 2.  Fold the bag over and sew shut. Then at an angle use a punch.

Step 3. Paint some pearl spray with Adirondack Alcohol Ink Cranberry.

Step 4.  Decorated the envelope with a adorable motif from Lily of the Valley , some snowflakes, roses, paper doilies and pearl spray.

Lili of the Valley 'Feathered Friends'

Christmas Box-Card
by Design Team Member Mindy

Lili of the Valley 'Plum Pudding '

Christmas Card
by Guest Designer Elise

A Christmas Card
By Design Team Member NIKI

Lili of the Valley- 'Christmas Puppy 'and "Holly Bough"

Wild Orchid Crafts Supplies
45mm Red Rose, 25mm White Roses10mm Red Roses, Lace

Thank you for coming to our Christmas Party today.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more great ideas and inspiration and yes, PRIZES!