Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year with a Sneek Peek

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Creative Year!

The new image from the new Little Fairies Collection, called "Dandelion Clock",
will be released at Lili of the Valley January 11th!
Isn't she a real cutie?

New Year Hugs from Lena Katrine

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge – New Beginnings and a sneak peek

For our last challenge of 2010 on Lili of the Valley Challenge we have a theme to follow – new beginnings.  This could be a new baby, new job, new school, new life together – wedding or engagement or any new event, new technique or even any new crafty stash.  I have gone with the wedding theme, new stamp, new Doo Hickey dies and a new technique (distressing the seam binding)



The sentiment on the tag is computer generated.



The pearls, guipure lace and flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used 15mm roses, 4mm rose buds, 25mm tea rose, 20mm rose


I cut out a heart, punched two holes in so it looked like a button then coated with Distress Crackle Paint, then once dry heat embossed with UTEE to give a high shine.  I distressed the seam binding which will soon be available at The Ribbon Girl.





Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sneak Peek


As yesterday mentioned i have a card to show with the new “Lili” stamps. This one is called “Dandelion Clock”. All new stamps are going to be up for purchase on the store page on January 11. There are going to be some fabulous Valentines stamps, Wedding theme and all occasion images. Aim sure the DT will show you many samples till January 11. Lisa wants me to let you know that the prices per stamp have slightly increased from 3.75 to 4 pounds a stamp in January 2011.


I usually do not use many lilac or purple colors on my cards… wonder why but i wanted to use the yellows and the lilacs on this card.
The pad is by Basic Grey,
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey Die, Martha Stewart border punch,  Doily from Michaels, Sentiment by Stampin up (Wheel i took apart)

Saturday, 25 December 2010


We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!! Can't you hear me singing for you? It's a really good thing you can't hear it to tell you the truth. haha!

I am so excited to see what the new year brings with Lili of the Valley!  Just hang tight and you are going to be amazed at the sweet things to come. The stamps just get better and better all the time!

For this Christmas Day, I have made a card that is for all of you!  I combined 5 Lili of the Valley Stamps to create an album card.

This is the inside, so that you can see the way it folds out:

This is the front of the card using "Away in a Manger". When all folded up, it ties on the side.
Now for some closeups of the individual panels.  For this middle one I combined "Angel Gabriel" and "Mary and Joseph".

 Here is "Three Wee Kings"
 Here is "Little Shepherd Boy"
Another view of the fold.

Thank you for stopping by and....................




Friday, 24 December 2010

Sneak peek - Teddy Romeo

Here's a wee sneak peek at one of the new stamps coming out in January. Isn't he a cutie! He comes with his own wee sentiment too.

I've coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers and matted it onto rectangle nesties.

The backing paper is from the Prima set 'Annalee' and the cs is Coredinations from the chocolate box collection. The border is punched with a deep edge Martha Stewart punch, flowers are a selection from my stash. The pearls are from the Hobby House.

I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas and New Year and are a lot better prepared than I am at the minute. LOL

Edna x

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Sneak Peek for January Release!

Hello everyone! How are the Christmas preparations coming along?

Today I just had to show you a sneak preview of the most adorable image!!!!!!! This one is called Love Grows and is one of the stamps that comes with the FREE sentiment from Lili of the Valley.

For my card today I colored the images with copics (I know shock, horror).  The papers are Bo Bunny and I added the paper roses, aster daisies and rosebuds, from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The guipure lace is also from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I cut the heart shape and frame from my nesties.

These images will be available early in January so stay posted to this site for more information and sneak peeks from the Design Team.

Have a terrific day!

Hugs, Dena

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Gift Card Purse

Hi ladies, hope you had a wonderful day! I will have more photos up today, but i hope to have an idea for you if you need a last minute gift for one of your friends.

The other day i was at Starbucks and thought about my friend, who’s really busy getting her stuff done before the holidays and i know she loves Starbucks. Who can not use a little boost while shopping and staying in line :-)

So here is my little card purse – i used Lili of the Valley’s cute teddy “Jenny bear – all shopped outwith it.


Now, as you know there are different ways to keep things like this closed.. Velcro or the tiny magnets. I did no have any magnets and i do not really like the look of Velcro. My flap holds shut with the rather stiff felt ribbon, i placed just so it would overlap the circle a little bit.


simple inside… i could have decorated here even more… at some point i wanted to add some scallops to the opening. I just ran out of crafting time :-)


Alright.. here is an other shot :-) DT will keep showing images with the very new January 2011 stamp release and i can tell you… they are SUUUUPER cute. You will love them 20!!! new stamps!


Papers: Stampin up Design Paper
Other: Spellbinders dies, Stampin up Top Note die
Sentiments: Magnolia (inside) and Whimsy Postmark stamp.
How to make the purse, can be found here, i extended the size to i believe 8 inches so i would be able to use a bigger focal point image.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Sneak Peek - Candle Jar

Garden Of Wishes

Let Your Light Shine Through


Candlelight/Dare To Dream

Hi everyone, I thought you might like to see a card and gift I made for my friend's birthday using some of the new stamps to be released in January. Aren't these fairies just sooo gorgeous? As soon as I saw these beauties I knew I wanted to colour them blue with sparkly wings. With each fairy I cut the first image with a Nestie label. The second image was then cut out completely and 3D'd on top with foam pads. Check out the rest of the LOTV DT blogs to see more sneak peeks.

Take care, stay warm and have a great Christmas.

Hugs Christine x

Sneak Peek...Dandelion Clock

Here is an Easel Card Calendar that I have created using one of the new release coming in January. The image is called Dandelion Clock, and  I have coloured her with Copics and added some chalk ink to soften the background.
 And from the side...
These new images are amazing and I just know how much you are all going to love them. Some of them even come with sentiments. From 2011 there is going to be a small increase in the price of these stamps from £3.75 to £4 each, although I think you will all agree this still offers amazing value for such gorgeous images.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow to see another sneak peek...
~Caroline (Caz)~

Monday, 20 December 2010

Frea’s card

Frea emailed in this gorgeous Tip Toe Fairy card to share with us.  Loving all the pink Frea, so pretty.


Thanks for sharing hun x

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Nanda’s Christmas Card

When this gorgeous card landed in my mailbox I had to share it with you.  This card was submitted by Nanda.  The colours are so pretty and the detail and colouring fantastic!


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Celine’s cards

Celine has shared two of her wonderful Christmas cards with us.  Love her use of colour and detail. 

celine 1


Thanks for sharing with us Celine

Friday, 17 December 2010

Sneak Peek... 'I Do'

Hello everyone, I've got a peek at one of the new stamps coming out in January called ' I Do'. I don't have a single wedding stamp, so when I saw this one, I nearly melted. How darling is this little couple?! 
I wanted a simple and elegant card to frame this beautiful image. I colored them with Copics, and added a tiny bit of glitter along the edges of her veil. 

I thought about using one of those glamorous Prima pearl flourishes to adorn the card, but I didn't have a plain white one. So I created my own by embossing a flourish stamp and tracing it with a white Viva Pearl pen. I added a few tiny rhinestones for a little more sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by, keep checking back for more peeks at the new stamps next week!


Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Inkadinkado flourishes
Ink: Memento, Versamark
Paper: Heavenly White, Memory Box
Tools & Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities/Lacy circles/Labels 17, Papertrey Ink satin ribbon, pearl brad, Glamour Dust, Quickie glue pen, Viva Decor Pearl pen, rhinestones, Copics, EK Success edge punch, white embossing powder

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Wished you were here

Hello my friends… back with a new Lili of the Valley card :-) aahh… it is just soooo nice to be able to look through papers that are not dark.

Notice something :-) noooo flowers on my card today and it was not even difficult to stay away from them. I like the look just with some colored buttons. Something different for a change – again a flat card!!!

Claudia_Rosa_You were here

Stamps: New Lili of the Valley January 11 stamp called: “Times to Treasure” actually this stamp will come with the sentiment “Times to Treasure” it was just easier for me to use my new rubbers stamps i got from Tammi as a Christmas gift also by Lili of the Valley called “Dreamy Days”.
Papers: are Basic Grey “Olivia” and i never used that pad. Actually there are some nice patterns in for Valentines.. never even noticed that.
Tools: Fiskars circle punch and Stampin up border punch
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copics
Ribbon: Stampin up: black taffeta and Offray – peachy organdy ribbon.
Some Stickles in Diamond dust is on the hat and the sentiment

Claudia_Rosa_You were here_1

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Love Is in the Little Things!

Hello! I would like to introduce you to "Love Is In The Little Things" from Lili of the Valley.  This sneak peek will be one of the new stamps coming out in January.  This one includes a free sentiment!
 The image has been colored with distressed inks.

I made a little bouquet of flowers like the one behind his back!  All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The paper is October Afternoon.

This is such a cute release, stay tuned to this blog for more sneak peeks from all the Design Team!

Hugs, Dena

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

A sneak peek

Hi there, I have a sneak peek to share with you.  This is Pom Pom, one of the new fairies and one of the 20 stamps that are being released on 11th January.

The DT are starting to show sneak peeks so keep an eye on the blog as I’m sure they will be posting their cards here.


And a close up of the little cutie, coloured with Copic Markers




Monday, 13 December 2010

Final winner of 12 days of Christmas candy

Thanks so much for joining us each day for a bit of candy fun!  The winner of the final candy – Little Shepherd Boy – is


Congratulations Alison, please email me to claim your prize

Pink Christmas

Happy St.Lucia Day :)

This time I'd like to show you my first ever made pink Christmas card - and it's a Tea-light card with a twist :)
I've changed my Tea-light card template a bit, and combined it with a Criss-Cross card :)
I found this georgeous LOTV image called "Christmas Magic" just perfect for the colour pink, don't you agree?

All shiny and glittery - and very, very cute :)

Size: 12 x 16 cm
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso, Archival Ink - Jet Black, Tsukineko - Embossing Stamp Pad.
Colouring: Letraset - Promarkers.
Stamps: Lili of the Valley - "Christmas Magic", Fancy Pants - Bella Brush (circle), Stampology - On the edge, Kaiser Craft - 'Tis the Season Collection (text).
Papers: Maja Design - Sommartider "Iskall saft", Bazzill - pink & white cardstock, Letraset - Cartridge Hevywight Paper 270g.
Tools: Martha Stewart - Scoreboard, Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Scalloped Squares & Classic Circles, Heat Gun, Ranger - Embossing Tinsel "Silver".
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Poinsettias, Paper Roses 15 mm, Paper Roses 10 mm, Gypsophilas, Pearl Stamens & Self Adhesive Pearls, Unik Hobby - methal flowers & charm, Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist "Pearl".

Thanks a lot for stopping by - have a wonderful day!
♥'s & Hugs, Lena Katrine

Sunday, 12 December 2010

12 days of Christmas candy – last day


Welcome to the last day of our 12 days of Christmas candy.  The winner of the Angels with Crib stamp is Kathrin aka Kreumel.  Congratulations Kathrin, please email me to claim your prize.

Our last prize is a Little Shepherd Boy stamp.  All you need to do is display the banner in your side bar and pop your name in the Inlinkz below. We will draw the winner tomorrow night, so good luck!



Saturday, 11 December 2010

12 days of Christmas candy – day 11


Welcome to day 11 of our 12 days of Christmas event. But before we do the next give away we have to announce the winner of the Christmas Surprise stamp is Cyprus Anne.  Congratulations Anne, please email me to claim your prize.

Today we are giving away an Angels with Crib stamp.  All you need to do is display the banner in your side bar and pop your name in the Inlinkz below. We will draw the winner tomorrow night, so good luck!