Monday, 24 November 2014



Something different…

Morning everyone, the new products will go on sale on the website at noon today (UK time) hooray

Those of you that have been patiently waiting will be able to get them at last and we still have free postage on all items except our paper pads*

*a small shipping charge applies to the papers because they are so heavy to post, please see the website for details

I have a lovely project to share today using one of the new stamps, Andrea made this gorgeous rosette using our new Baby Balloon stamp and some fabulous ribbons from the Ribbon Girl

Baby Balloon - Andrea

What a good idea, I’m sure like me you all love using ribbons and this is something a bit different!
The papers are from our discontinued Candles and Cake, there is literally just a handful of these pads left so if you like it then don’t miss out as it will soon be gone!

candles and cake
Let me know what you think of todays project and in fact all the new products – do you love them as much as I do?

I’ll draw a winner from the comments for todays candy, our winner from Saturday is Mary Decker. Well done Mary, please email your address to

Have a good Monday all, see you tomorrow

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Secretly Yours…




Morning everyone, are you enjoying your weekend? We had a lovely time yesterday at the shop, everyone had a great day and it felt very Christmassy for the first time this year!

We’ve had great feedback so far about the new products and the Cross Stitch was very well received yesterday…   not long to wait now for the rest of you, they will all be on the website tomorrow!

I have another card made with the latest stamps to share today and it’s by Gretha, this cute image is called Secretly Yours…

Secretly Yours - Gretha


Hope you like it, the cute little heart postmark is from our useful Love Sentiments set

Leave a comment if you want to be in the candy draw, our winner from Friday is you Lia, please email your address to

Enjoy the rest of your weekend crafty friends, see you tomorrow

Saturday, 22 November 2014

New stamps, papers and cross stitch available to buy at our open day today…

Morning all, it’s our Christmas open day today and if you are coming along you will be able to get hold of our new papers, stamps and cross stitch kits… and we have some great offers for you too
Gretha has made the trip from Holland to visit and demo her incredible colouring skills with Distress Inks which we sell in the shop (including the seasonal colours)
We get asked so many times if we sell our display cards so we have a selection for sale and also an advent tombola with all proceeds going to local charities
I have another sneaky peek for you, this sweet stamp is called You’re A Star and Becky made this lovely card, she used the Inktense pencils to colour the image

You're A Star - Becky

The papers are from one of our new pads, this gorgeous pink and green collection is called Butterfly Kisses

Hope you like it, let me know what you think and I’ll draw a winner from the comments for todays candy
Our winner from Thursday is  you Die Waldfee, please email erica@liliofthevalley with your address and she’ll send you out a little crafty prize
Enjoy your Saturday crafters, see you tomorrow

Friday, 21 November 2014

Our winners…




Evening everyone, as promised here are the winners from our new product promotions this week…

Blog hop candy…

from my blog the set of 10 stamps goes to Little K Smith

and from Lou’s blog the 3 new paper pads go to debby4000

Website giveaway…

the set of 10 stamps goes to order 77004, that’s you Clare Smith

and the 3 new paper pads go to order 77018 which is yours Brett Hardiman

Well done to our lucky winners, please email with your address

There will be one more chance to win some goodies on our Facebook page over the weekend so don’t forget to check it out and ‘like’ our page

Hope to see some of you tomorrow, have a lovely weekend all


Dropping The Shopping…



Good morning crafty friends, how are you today?

I hope if you are near enough that you will be visiting the shop tomorrow for our last open day of the year. There are some great offers on (we know some of you travel a long way, so it’s a little thank you from us) and we still a have a couple of places left on the workshops if you fancy joining in and making a day of it

We were hoping that the new Cross Stitch charts would be ready in time…   and they are, yippee! You can buy them tomorrow in the shop and they will be available on the website on Monday

first cross stitch launch


Each design contains two A3 black and white charts; one showing backstitch and cross stitch, and one with just cross stitch symbols for ease of reference. Also included is a full colour front sheet featuring the finished design Our first launch consists of four fairies and two Christmas charts featuring 6 small separate designs on each

I’ve had a go at many crafty hobbies over the years and although I love to sew, Cross Stitch is something I’ve never done. I’ve been watching the girls here at HQ stitching up the samples and they look amazing, I can’t wait to have a go myself!



I have another card today from Sheri who is our Guest Designer for November…

 Sheri 3 - November - Dropping The Shopping

Sheri 3 - November - Dropping The Shopping 2


Sheri used Dropping The Shopping which is one of our older Christmas stamps and is amongst those selected to retire at the end of November

We still have a few of these left so if it’s not already in your collection then now is your last chance to get it!



You can see full details on Sheri’s own blog here and I’ll have more from her later in the month


Leave a comment to be in today’s candy draw, our winner from Tuesday is you Sabrina, well done please send your address to

A reminder before I go, if you joined in the blog hop don’t forget to check back tonight and see if you were a lucky winner. There is still time to play along if you missed it, start with the post on Wednesday and follow the links around the DT blogs leaving a comment on each one to be in with a chance of winning. We have a full set of the new stamps and also the 3 new paper pads hidden at 2 lucky blogs

See ya! xx

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Baby Heart…



Morning all, there’s still time to join in our sneaky peek hop if you missed it (see yesterday’s post)

The winners will be announced tomorrow evening, make sure you leave a comment on each blog to be in with the best chance as we don’t know where the two prizes are hidden.

I have another card today using the new stamps, this cutie is called Baby Heart


Mary J made this adorable card, the sentiment is from Handwritten Phrases and she used patterned paper from our new ‘One Birdie Lane’ collection



Hope you like it, don’t forget that it’s our Christmas open day on Saturday and we have some fabulous offers (these offers are just for the day and ONLY in the shop) Our papers pads will be just £5 each, Art Pads £4 each, and you can get the full set of 10 new stamps for just £35

We still have a couple of places left on the workshops with our Dawny so why not make a day of it and have some crafty fun too? Full details are on the website here


Leave a comment to be in our daily candy draw, our winner from Monday is you Gail, well done, please email your address to

See you tomorrow crafters, have a great day!