Friday, 31 May 2013
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Here are a few more ideas for using Kraft card on your projects …
Have a lovely day all x
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Good morning everyone, before todays card I want to tell you about our open day this Saturday 1st June
If you’re able to get to Leeds we’d love to see you, we’ll have some of our design team here doing demonstrations and we also have a couple of workshops
They are getting booked up but we have a few places left if you fancy attending. Both are being taken by our Dawny, in the morning we have how to create the perfect card and in the afternoon by popular request we have a candle workshop. Full details are on the website here
You will also be able to get hold of our fantastic new PRETTY VINTAGE range of clear stamps which don’t go on sale on the website until June 12th
Onto todays card and it’s by our guest designer for May …the brilliant Jane Millard
This is the last card from Jane, you’ve enjoyed seeing her work throughout the month and this one will be no exception I’m sure…
The lovely papers are Echo Park 'Bundle of Joy Boy' , a button and ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and finally My Mind's Eye enamel dots
I’d like to thank Jane for joining us during May, you can see more of her work on her own blog here
We will have a new guest designer for June so watch out of more details of who that is, I’m excited to show you what she has made for us!
See you tomorrow for another Theme Thursday …as always there will be a little prize draw just to say thanks for joining in!
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Good morning bloggers, I hope you all had a lovely weekend
I have another sneak peek for you today of the latest stamps, it’s a great mix of backgrounds, sentiments and tags which we have called PRETTY VINTAGE. As you can tell from the name most of them are quite vintage in style but with a Lili of the Valley take on them so not too grungy!
This is one of the new Background Bits
These are clear A5 sets and there are 4 on a sheet, they are smaller versions of the fab Vintage Backgrounds which have 2 on a sheet
This lovely design is on a set called Old Romance
The tags are brilliant, these are going to be so useful and there are 3 sets of them… Madame, Monsieur and Le Jardin
These 2 are from the Le Jardin set
Hope you like it, I’ll put all the details on my own blog later today so pop over and say hello if you get chance
I’ll be back in the morning with our final card from Jane who’s been our guest designer for May and I also have news about our next event at the Lili of the Valley shop which is this coming Saturday June 1st
Have a good day
Monday, 27 May 2013
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Good morning everybody, thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re all having a nice weekend
Isn’t it beautiful!
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Morning everyone, I’m starting the weekend with a sneaky peek of our brand new Pretty Vintage stamps
Laila has been busy and she’s come up with 26 amazing new A5 clear stamps sets which will be available at our Summer Open day next Saturday (1st June)
If you’re visiting us at the Doncaster Stamp Magic show on June 9th we will have them there and then they will be launched on the website at midnight on June 12th
There are sentiments, quotes, vintage backgrounds, tags and more ….they’re a bit different for us and we really hope that you’ll like them
This is from one of 3 new Statement Stamp sets, brilliant large distressed sentiments designed to be the feature of your card
These stamps are perfect for Jen’s CAS style of card and I like how she’s used the different colours, very effective yet still simple
Do let us know what you think, remember all the comments go into a draw each week to win a £10 voucher
Enjoy your Saturday
Friday, 24 May 2013
Good afternoon bloggers, just a quick post from me to announce the winner of our Thursday Theme draw
Not sure what happened with the linky and why the names weren’t displayed on the blog, they were listed on the linky here and I did a random draw from 1-94
The winner was number 28 and that is you…
Well done Marianne, email me your address and I’ll get your stamp sent out (it will be Tuesday now as we’re closed for the bank holiday)
Have a lovely weekend everyone whatever you’re doing x
We haven’t had a boys card for a while so I thought I’d share this one today using one of the new Vintage Boy stamps
This has been very popular and I’m not surprised …isn’t it perfect for men and boys of all ages!
I’ll announce our Thursday Theme winner later so make sure you pop back
Enjoy your day!
Thursday, 23 May 2013
....sorry everyone, just noticed that the names entered in the linky are not showing, they are all there but I don't want to change it in case I lose them. Just enter your details as usual and I'll still announce the winner tomorrow
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Good morning crafters, I have the second of our 9th birthday card competition winners to introduce to you today…
Our 3 lucky winners all got, as part of their prize, the chance to feature on our blog as a guest designer
Today it’s the turn of the lovely Nela and here’s a little bit about her…
Hi, I'm Nela from Germany.
I´m married and mother of a 6-year-old son.
My job is Financing Controller in a hospital.
I love to craft since I can remember and I have been scrapbooking for 6 years and card making for 3 years.
My favourite part is colouring, I use Copics, Polychromos and Distress Inks.
I am so pleased to be this GDT at Lili Of The Valley!
I hope you'll like my creations!
Nela has made 5 lovely pieces of work for us today
I’m going to put the first three on here and Lucy will show the other two over on Facebook so make sure you stop by and see those
I love this, wouldn’t it make a beautiful gift?
Papers: Nitwit Perfect Pair
Dies: Sizzix Framelits Circles and Circles Scallop, Marianne Design Creatables Leaves
Coloured with Copics
Viva Pearl Pen
Lace and ribbon from my stash
Pins from Wild Orchid Crafts
Next is a clever tri-fold card using two of our stamps and some circular sentiments from Set 6 Dreamy Days
Papers: Nitwit Petal Fresh
Dies: Memory Box Macarena Corner, Marianne Designs Creatables Layered Flowers, Cheery Lynn Embellishment 1,
Coloured with Copics
Finally look at this fabulous little gift box
Nela has used our popular Posy Trio stamps, they’re the perfect size for a project like this
Papers: Nitwit Perfect Pair
Dies: Spellbinder Floral Doily Motifs, Cheery Lynn Embellishment 1,
Marianne Design leaves and English Rose
Coloured with Copics
Aren’t they all just lovely! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them
There will be 2 more cards from Nela on our Facebook page a bit later
Thanks for joining us Nela …and congratulations on being one of our winners!
You can see more of Nela’s work on her own blog here
See you tomorrow
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Monday, 20 May 2013
Good afternoon, just to update you on the phone situation here …
…there seems to be a fault at the exchange so if you have been trying to ring us you won’t have been able to get through
Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience, it won’t be fixed until tomorrow evening so if you would like to order the best way will be on the website or by email
If you have any urgent queries please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact us form on the website
Sorry about that!
Good morning bloggers, I hope you all had a fab weekend, these Monday mornings seem to come round quickly don’t they!
I have some exciting news for you today …we’re having a May Madness sale!
For 48 hours until Wed at 9.30am (UK time) there is 10% off all orders over £20.00
Thank you for all the lovely comments that you’ve left for us over the week, I’ve done the draw and this weeks voucher winner is …
Well done, please email me email@example.com and I’ll give you your code
Finally before today’s card we are still having a few problems with the phone at HQ so if you are trying to ring us and don’t get an answer that is why
You can email us with your order or enquiry firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for any inconvenience caused
Todays card is by Fleur and she’s used our fabulous Mme de Pompadour…
See you tomorrow when I’ll have another lovely card from Jane who’s our Guest Designer for May
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Good morning crafters, thanks for stopping by…
The fab curved border is one of the new Spellbinders dies and we now have them available in the shop
We have a huge selection of Spellbinders dies (amongst many other popular brands) and all at less than RRP
The sentiment is from the very useful Simply Sophisticated set
Hope you like it, enjoy your Saturday!
Friday, 17 May 2013
Hey everyone, just a quick post to announce the winner of yesterdays theme day prize draw
I used a random number generator and the winner is…
…that’s you Rian
You can pick any stamp which has a cake on it as your prize
Email me email@example.com when you’ve decided which one you would like
Thanks everyone for joining in, we’ll have another prize draw next Thursday
Just before I go, if anyone has tried to ring us and not got a reply we are here, but are experiencing a few problems with the telephone
If it’s urgent you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for any inconvenience caused, hopefully it will be working shortly