Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A New Year About to Begin!!!

Hello!  It's Elise with you today!  :)  I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Christmas and my goodness .. can you believe 2014 will be here in a day?!  Whew!  Time just whizzes doesn't it?!

I know you've all been enjoying my DT Sisters GORGEOUS creations .. they're all so BEAUTIFUL aren't they?!

I thought I would have time to make a new card for today's post, but apparently the days keep getting shorter and I truly need 72 hours in a day!  lol!

So, I will share with you one of my favorites this past year .. and this one includes things from the Vintage/Grungy release.  :)  I have used "Set 53 - Vintage Backs - Flora and Fauna".  And the pull out tag has "Set 43 - Statements - Fabulous" along with a little tag from "Set 50 - Tags Madame".




Thank you so much for visiting us!!!  I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  :)

The LOVELY Anne will be here tomorrow to help ring in the New Year with you!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, 30 December 2013

Cute James!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of family and friends and got lots of crafting goodies too!!!!!!!!

I wanted to share a little project with you with James the Bear -Pile of Presents.  I can never get enough of James! haha! I made this tag and then decided to put it on my tree and it looked so cute!


I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color this little guy.  The die is Layer Poinsettias from Spellbinders. 


The round sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder onto black cardstock and is called Pretty Grungy - Wishes!  I even used the Grunge Christmas Postmarks.

I am needing to get back into the swing of regular life.  I have lots of crafting to do! haha!

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Crafting!

Dena

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Festive Post

Hi There 
Debbie here again to share another of the Christmas cards I made for Magnolia Ink back in October.

I used the fabulous Festive Post painted with DI's Reinkers.
For more information on what I used please visit my blog HERE

Hopefully I will be back next year, so until then I wish you a 

VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hugs




Saturday, 28 December 2013

Morning all …

 

 

Good morning crafters, you’ve got me today as our poor Dawny has had a few problems with the horrible weather we’ve been having here in the UK and couldn’t do her post this morning

She’s been without power and of course that has a knock on effect to other things, what a nightmare, I hope you all escaped the storms and the awful floods that we’ve been seeing on the news. Thankfully we seem to miss the worst of it here and just end up with everyone’s recycling all over the place when the bins blow over!

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I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed a few days off, it’s been a quiet one for us this year and to be honest it’s been really nice, I’m getting too old (and lazy) to do hectic!

This is a Christmas card that I made for my friend’s new baby nephew. It was meant to be my Papertake Weekly card before Christmas and I just never found time to take a picture so I’m happy to be able to share it with you today…

 

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The cute image is called Just Arrived and is one of our new baby stamps which can be used for so many occasions

This one was from my colouring lesson using Distress Inks, our lovely Gretha spent some time teaching me when she came over in November,thank you so much Gretha (although I daren't tell my husband that I’ve gone off my Copics and Promarkers just as I’ve bought them all!!) Gretha also adds a touch of Twinkling H20 on top which adds some subtle sparkle and a bit more depth of colour than you get from the ink   …I like the effect very much

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I used gorgeous Fancy Pants papers which matched perfectly and made a little tuck away tag with my DooHickey star die and put his name on it

The trees are DooHickey slender fir dies. These Magnolia DooHickey dies are very popular and we have a selection available in the shop now (the shop re-opens on January 6th)

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Hope you like it, thanks so much for stopping by everyone and I’ll be back on New Year’s Day with the rest of my top picks from 2013

Our Debbie will be here tomorrow with another lovely card so make sure you pop by if you get a minute

 

xx

 

 

 

Friday, 27 December 2013

Rosie Posy

Morning everyone, Becky here again today. I hope you are all having the best time, today I have got a card made with one of my all time favourite images from Lili Of The Valley, Rosie Posy.


For a full list of what I've used please click HERE.

Thanks for looking, and remember to pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Hugs,

Becky xx

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Sledging Buddies

Good morning everyone, 
it´s Moni here today and I would like to share with you a card I made
 using the sweet image Sledging Buddies.


I´ve colored it in to some beautiful papers of the Paper Pad Winter Wishes 
and I also used a sentiment from the set Christmas Circular Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish all of you a lovely Christmas Day and
 a Happy New Year.

♥ Hugs 

Nixe-Moni

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Best of 2014, Part 1

 

Good morning crafters  …Merry Christmas to you all!

I know some of you will have a busy morning getting the turkey ready so if you’ve taken the time to stop by then thank you

I hope Santa brought you all something nice, maybe you had some lovely crafty goodies in your Christmas stocking?

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The Design Team have been doing a great job looking after the blog while we are on holiday so I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the cards they’ve been sharing

I did this last year and everyone enjoyed it so I thought I’d do the same this year. Today and on New Years day I’ll be showing some of my favourite cards from 2013

I’ll do the team in alphabetical order  …and that means I’m up first!

I’ve picked this one from my own cards, I don’t often make shaped cards and was pleased with how this turned out

I used one of our Art Pads, they are great if you don’t like stamping and colouring or just don’t have the time

 

October - Brown

 

Becky is next and I’ve picked a recent piece of work. Becky made this hanging for us using the little girls shoes that were part of our recent baby launch

It’s a set of 3 canvases and is on display in our shop, it’s beautiful and the picture doesn’t do it justice

Shoes Hanging - Becky

 

Dawny next and I had to show one her little paper carts

These were hugely popular when we did them at the workshops and are perfect for showing off our lovely patterned papers

 

Paper Cart - Dawny

 

Debbie joined us in the Summer and our customers love her cards

This was one of my favourites, a lovely Christmas card using Red Squirrels Pine Tree

 

 

This next card is by Dena, Dena makes very pretty cards and I loved this one using Spring Time Bear

She hung him from the aperture so he was actually swinging, how clever!

 

 

I was spoiled for choice choosing a card by Elise, she has made a few where she has combined 2 stamps in one scene and this is one of my favourites

She has used Skipping and Summer Church on this cheerful card and also made a matching tag with one of our Statement stamps and a Pretty Grungy greeting

 

 

Fleur is next and I loved this card she made with our popular Snow Family stamp

She’s used lots of dies and frantage to create a snowy scene

 

Snow Family - Fleur

Last for today is our Gretha and I’ve chosen  another Christmas card

This stamp is A Christmas Carol and I like the colour scheme that Gretha chose, the purple is unusual and I love it with the kraft card!

Christmas Carol

 

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That’s it, my first top picks from the past year

I’m handing back over to the Design team now,there will be a card every day throughout the holidays and I’ll be back on New Years day with the rest of my favourites

Have a fantastic Christmas everyone

xx

 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Twas the Night before Christmas...


Hi! Lou here, so lovely to be with you this Christmas Eve...
how exciting "" really hope you are all having a nice day so far
and that your 'to do' list isn't too long.

for my make i have used the gorgeous
Squirrel Snack image...
love this image so much and added lots of snow...


loved colouring with distress markers,
also used one of the Christmas Grunge Messages,
there is a little bell hanging from the branch,
made a Christmas Rose and love buttons so a couple of those too.

thank you for stopping by,our very lovely Anne will be here tomorrow...

 ""special wishes"" to you all for a magical and  ***Happy Christmas***
hugs all,Lou.xxxxx

Monday, 23 December 2013

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!.......

Hello!

Today it is my turn to share a card with you whilst our fabulous Anne is taking a well deserved break.


This super cute image is Window Seat.
I have coloured with distress ink pads.
The sentiment is LOTV Christmas Circular Sentiments.


Thanks so much for your visit and tomorrow the gorgeous Lou will be saying hello!

I would like to take this opportunity in wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a super Happy New Year!

love
kim xxx

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Warmest of Wishes...

Good Sunday morning, all!  It's Kathy here, my first time posting on the I2I blog. Are you like me this year, scrambling around at the last minute to finish things up in time for Christmas day? (Well, hopefully you're a bit more organized than I've been so far this year...heeehee).

I have one more Christmas card to share with you today. I've used LOTV's Simple Joys patterned papers, and a wonderful sentiment from Set 10, A5 Verses that fits so perfectly inside the small die cut ornament shape...




I've added some additional details and photos over on my blog if you care to pop on over for a visit. Please be sure to stop by here tomorrow, when the talented  Kim will have a beautiful project to share with you.

I won't be back before the new year, so I'll take this moment to send you all warm wishes for a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!



Saturday, 21 December 2013

Twinkle Twinkle

Good Morning, Jen here with you today  sharing a cute little card using my favourite character.. James... 

I've used one of the older images on this card but these are some of my favourites.  I've kept to my traditional CAS style and made him the star of the show! 


He is simply coloured in using watercolour markers and finished off with a little sentiment from Grunge Christmas Postmarks and a some twine. 

I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and the lovely Kathy will be with you tomorrow...

Big Hugs

Jen xx

Friday, 20 December 2013

Shine a light


Good morning everyone, Gretha here to share a card this day
Isn't this stamp adorable I suppose?
I've used the stamp 'Shine a light' which I colored with the distress inks and H2O
On the edges of her coat and hat I used some 'Fun Flock' to create a woolly effect
The postcards behind the image are from a sheet of LOTV "Christmas Icons Stamp Sheet"


If you like to know more details of my card, please visit my blog to read all about it

Tomorrow will Jen join you at this blog, I'm sure she will show you an amazing creation

I won't be back here before Christmas, so I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas

Lots of Love
x Gretha 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Good morning,
Fleur here, it's my turn to share a card today.
I hope you are all prepared for the big day!

I haven't had much chance to craft, but I can finally share my LOTV cards that I made for

Thia gorgeous image is called . . . 
CHRISTMAS BUNTING


For more details please pop over to my blog

Thank you so much for looking and make certain you pop back tomorrow,
when our lovely Gretha will be posting.

BIG HUGZ

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Made with Love ...

Hello there!  It's Elise here with you today and I hope you're all having a beautiful week so far!

I've made a card with the sweetest "Cosy Pram" and have also used papers from the beautiful "Always and Forever" and "Petal Fresh" paper pads. :)


Thank you so much for visiting us!  Don't forget to pop back daily to see my GORGEOUS DT sisters creations .. and tomorrow you will have the LOVELY Fleur with you!  :)

I won't have another post before Christmas .. so I'd like to wish you all a very safe, happy and WONDERFUL Christmas!  I hope Santa will be spoiling all of you like crazy!  hehe!

Warm Hugs ...
Elise

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Mary and Joseph

Hello everyone! It's Dena here, and my turn to share my project with you.

I wanted to show you a nativity wall hanging that I created using the sweet Mary and Joseph from Lili of the Valley!

 
 
I added some Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias with pearls in the center and Stardust Stickles, and a Memory Box die called Magic Flourish. 

 
 
 
The wooden piece came plain from Michaels for just $1 and I just added some papers with Modge Podge and some gold trim around the star.   All of the image was colored with Inktense pencils.
 
I hope you like my little project.  I enjoyed making something a bit different.
 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!
 
Big hugs, Dena

Monday, 16 December 2013

Nativity Angels

Hi There
Happy Monday to all of you. 
Debbie here today while LOTV take a well earned rest over the Christmas period.
OMGosh Dawny was right about the storms we had Saturday night in the UK!!! I live up in Yorkshire and boy was it wild!!!! I thought my roof was going to blow off!!!
Today to share is a Christmas Hanger I made for a recent Magazine project, which I can now share with you.
I have used the fabulous Nativity Angels. I do think this stamp is so very beautiful.
For the decoration I used  DooHickey Dies Pointsettias, Fern and Sizzix Holly and as always lots of white paint.

For more of what I have used please call by my blog HERE for more details.

I wont be here again now until after Christmas, so I will take this time now to wish you all a fantastic Christmas with all your beautiful friends and family
Hugs


Debbie xxx





Sunday, 15 December 2013

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Good morning lovely crafty buds, tis I, Dawny P here today and I hope that you are all OK.
I've scheduled this post and we are due to have a rather stormy night on Saturday night so I hope we are all in one piece by the time you are reading this!!

So I thought I'd share another card from our last show at Create & Craft and this card is using

All Our Dreams

I think it is so sweet and as it's one of our best sellers, I'm not the only one  :)

I made a fairly simple card ....

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... which would work well for a boy or a girl and is quick and easy to put together. I coloured the image using Copics but if you wanted to make the card even quicker, this image is available  in our Art Pad 11 - Babies.

The beautimous papers are from Perfect Pair and I also used ....

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... a little tag which was in the stamp set we had on the show.

If you didn't manage to bag your a set from the show, there's some fab little tags in the SET 40 - Babies Companion Stamps from our latest launch.

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Thanks for stopping by today and I'm off to decorate our tree and house.  I feel like I'm the only one on the planet who hasn't done theirs yet, so best get a wriggle on and deck those halls with boughs of holly (and basically lots of tat that I've collected over the years!!).

Have a fabulous day today and enjoy the rest of your weekend and as I won't be back on here until after the big day, have a wonderful Christmas.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

So Many Presents

Hi everyone, Becky here today, have you all enjoyed our 12 days of Christmas? Over the Christmas break the DT are going to be bringing you daily inspiration.



I have used the super cute So Many Presents from our recent girlie collection. I have coloured her in with a mix of distress markers and reinkers, I love making purple cards :)


For more info on what I've used please check out my blog post HERE.

Thanks for looking,

Hugs,

Becky xx


Friday, 13 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!

 

 

Morning bloggers, it’s our last day in the Lili of the Valley office today so we are officially now closed for Christmas

The shop is closed until the New Year, and although the website will remain open for orders over the holidays they won’t be sent out until the week commencing January 6th

 

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Here is our final 12 Days Of Christmas Winner

From our Day Twelve entries it’s number 194

Emma

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…well done Emma, you have won our 3 polar bear stamps

 

Because I’m feeling all Christmassy, and so many of you joined in, I’ve drawn one final winner…

it was name 30 and that’s…

Rachel

 

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Congratulations Rachel, we’ll send you a set of our Christmas greetings

If you both contact erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk before lunchtime we will try to get those sent out to you today

 

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This will be my last post for a while, our fabulous Design team are taking over the blog for me and there will still be a new card every day so make sure stop by as normal over the holidays

I will be back on Christmas Day and New Years Day to look back on some of my favourite cards from 2013

 

Before today’s card just a reminder about the British Craft awards, we would so love to win as it’s voted for by you our lovely customers...

 

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We have customers all over the World and you can vote from wherever you are so here’s a step by step guide;

Firstly you need to go to  http://www.britishcraftawards.com/ and select to vote in the craft categories

The first section is the one that seems to be confusing people as you need to select a region, this is not where you live, it is the location of the shop you are voting for. You can really choose any of them from this category but if you don’t have a preference just tick ‘other’ in any of the regions

The next question is craft retailer who went the extra mile. You can vote from the list or you might like to choose ‘other’ and write Lili of the Valley in the box

It does ask for a reason on some of these questions but if you don’t want to write anything you may just put . which will allow you to move onto the next category

Next is best online retailer, it does say UK but you must vote to move on so again it would lovely if you selected ‘other’ and wrote Lili of the Valley in the box

Next is about craft chain stores so you can vote or just opt for ‘don’t visit them’

Now it’s us, we’re nominated for the most inspirational craft blog

Next is favourite paper craft range, again you can vote or select other and write Lili of the Valley in the box if you love our papers and art pads

Now us again, this one is stamp range you couldn’t resist

We would really be over the moon if we could win these 2 awards especially as it’s voted for by our customers

There are then a few questions about the craft products which you like to use, dies etc

Nearly there…

favourite card designer is next and our design team member Dawny is up for this award so we’d love you to vote for her (Dawn Phillips)

The final question is about your favourite presenter or demonstrator on craft TV. If you don’t have a preference you can opt for ‘I don’t watch craft TV’ or if you enjoyed our shows and loved watching Dawny create then you can choose other and write Dawn Phillips in the box! If everyone does this we might get our lovely Dawny a couple of awards too!!

That’s it, you just need to put in your name and address (and don’t forget to check the ‘no marketing’ boxes if you prefer not to be added to their mailing lists)

 

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Phew that was a long post today, I think all that is left is for me to say a huge thanks to you all, there are some exciting things in the pipeline for 2014 and it’s great to have the support of our amazing crafty friends and customers

My final card is by Elise, we cheated and added our own greeting just for you …

 

 

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A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

FROM US ALL AT LILI OF THE VALLEY

 

xx

 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Day eleven winner …





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Hi everybody, a quick post from me before I leave for the day, I have our Day Eleven winner
It’s number 144 and that’s you
 
 

Day 11 winner

 
Well done, you won your choice of our 2 squirrel stamps, please email erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk and we’ll get it sent out to you
 

Tomorrow's post will be a bit later because I'll announce the Day 12 winner and have to wait until the linky closes. You still have plenty of time to add your name if you would like to be in the draw to win 3 stamps on the post below
 
 
Have a lovely evening all