Saturday, 31 July 2010

Christmas Joy

I thought you might like to see a card I have made using two of the gorgeous stamps from the recent release. The two stamps I have used are 'Christmas Candle' and 'Star Of Wonder' and are definately favourites. To find out more about my card please visit my blog here. Don't forget, the stamps are now available from the Lili Of The Valley shop so pop on over and have a look.

Thanks for looking, hugs Christine x

Friday, 30 July 2010

All Wrapped Up

Isn't this little sweetie so cute All Wrapped Up although I wish now I hadn't coloured her in red :(  The papers are from last year  and are Kaiser I think.  I am so over last years Christmas papers now lol. Just wish the new papers would hurry up and be released.  


The Poinsettias have been coated with twinklets and I added Stardust Stickles to the edges although it's not showing up in the pic.



Bev x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Congratulations to Chrissy, this weeks winner of the two Christmas stamps. Please email me with your address to claim your prize. Please put LOTV candy in the subject line.

The Carol Singers



Good Afternoon Peeps another Lili of the Valley Christmas Release (Part 1) image to share with you today. 


This little image is just so adorable, I think a lot of this years Christmas Cards will be made with it.  I have used Copics and Prismas to colour the image, with lots of Glamour Dust to add sparkle.   The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves have been punched with Martha Stewart Punch.

016aIf you would like a little more info on the card please visit my blog by clicking here.  Hope you are all having a good day and from the comments I have received lots of you have received your Christmas release stamps, hope you have as much fun creating with them as I have had,

Thanks for looking

Jacqui xxxxx

Monday, 26 July 2010

Dropping the Shopping

I absolutely looooove the new Christmas range from Lili of the Valley!!!
This is another one of my favourite images - "Dropping the Shopping" :)
Is'nt it just adorable??
If you haven't got this yet, you can still order it from the web-shop :)

Recipe for my easel-card:

Size: 15 x 15 cm
Ink: Archival Ink - Jet Black for stamping, Distress Ink - Dusty Concord for inking the edges & Refills for colouring.
Papers: Ladybug & Friends - Spring has Sprung "Grow Up" & "Field of Roses", Bazzill - white & purple cardstock, Canson - Montval aquarellpaper 200g.
Tools: Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Mega Ovals.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Wild Roses 30mm (mushroom), Poinsettias small (white) & Pearlescent Heartpins (white), Kuttut - lace, Kaiser Craft - rhinestones, Kort & Godt - pearls, Stickles - Frosted Lace (on the snow), Glitterglue - "Lucky Oyster" (on the flowers)

Thank you for visiting - have a lovely week!

Hugs, Lena Katrine

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Weekly Candy

Candy now closed, please pop back on Sunday for the next draw

The lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley have asked me to run a weekly candy here. So every Sunday we will be giving away some stamps. This week we have two little Christmas cuties up for grabs.


So don't forget to check back each Sunday!

Entry is open until Wednesday 28th July. All we ask is that you put our Ideas to Inspire Blog Banner on your blog in your side bar with a link back to us - then leave your details with Mr Linky and a winner will be chosen at random next on Wednesday 28th July.

Good luck

Candy now closed, please pop back on Sunday for the next draw

Friday, 23 July 2010

Meet Milkshake

At Doncaster last week I was telling Jacqui and Marcea about my new and very lovely little car – I’ve just bought it and I said I’d post some pics up here so they could see….

(If you’re wondering about the weird number plate – I got some strange attack of paranoia about posting my acutal number plate on here – for anyone to see – who know’s what they’d do with it and all that – but anyway, I hid it :))


I’ve been planning on getting a new car for a while – I’ve loved my blue polo (which you can see just peeking out of the front of this picture) but it’s 9 years old now and getting it through it’s MOT this year cost me nearly what it’s worth so I reluctantly decided it was time to move on.  I hate selling cars but this time it was easy as my brother’s girlfriend is taking the Polo so I can be happy it’s off to a good home.


Anyway, back to Milkshake…I'm loving that chrome! .

I’d pondered over what car to buy this time around and had decided that a Fiat 500 was for me.  I love the retro styling and had read that they were roomy inside even though they are so small and dinky.  So off I went to the Fiat garage – all set to buy one in Bossa Nova white.  But my attempt at being all grown up and sensible was doomed before it even began.  Got to the Garage,  in I walked and there it was – so Pink and shiny.  I spent about half an hour wandering around looking at all the other cards but all along I knew I was kidding myself – I wasn’t going to buy a white one, or a red one, or a black one, etc, etc – you know the rest.  The minute I saw it I knew – I was going to have a bright, bubblegum pink, super girlie, retro cutie car.


It’s even pink inside – look!  And there’s only 500 ever been made.  I don’t know if that’s good because it’s rare or bad because they only think 500 people in the whole world would want one!  And what’s worse – I’m one of them – lol!


I do feel I must stress – I’m not usually the kind of person to name a car.  I love them and usually cry when I sell them – so I am soft, I admit that much.  But no I don’t name them.  But this car does strange things to you.  I smile at people when they push in in front of me – I get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside everytime a 4 year old jumps up and down going ‘Look Daddy a pink car’ when I drive by – All in all it’s so pink it’s make me act all pink and girlie.  It was just crying out to be christened and it’s just that colour – such a cool, strawberry ice cream pink.  So Milkshake was born.

You’ll have to let me know what you think – what I know is I absolutely love it!!!!!!!

Laila x

Father Christmas


Whilst at Doncaster I realised we hadn’t got a card made with the awesome father Christmas Stamp from the new release, I have been trying since I got back to get one made as this image really comes to life when it is coloured.  It has taken me all week to finally get this card done, but I hope you think it worth it.


have used my usual Copics to colour him with PolyChromos pencils added to give a bit more depth.  I will be posting this card on my Blog tomorrow so if you would like to find out more on how it was made please pop over then.


Don’t forget Dawny P and I (Jacqui), have some LOTV Candy on offer on our blogs, and our dear teamie Bev has some delicious Wild Orchid Craft Candy on offer to.

Hugs Jacqui xx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

New Challenge on Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog

Just a reminder that the New Challenge on the Lili of the Valley Challenge blog has been posted today, the Dt have surpassed themselves and have provided some fabulous eye candy for you to feast your eyes on and hopefully to inspire you. 

We also want to let you know that  our Dt members Jacqui and Dawny P are offering a little Lili of The valley Candy on there blogs so don’t forget to pop over and have a go.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Candy Winner

The winner of the 2 Christmas Stamps from the new release is Riina

Congratulations Riina, please email us to claim your prize.

A little candy for you

This candy is now closed

Please note this post will stay at the top until 21st July, please scroll down for newer posts.

We have a little candy for you - two Christmas stamps from the new release - Mr Snowman and Father Christmas. For a full view of the whole set, do look on our website for more info.


Entry is open until Wednesday 21st July. All we ask is that you put our Ideas to Inspire Blog Banner on your blog in your side bar with a link back to us - then leave your details with Mr Linky and a winner will be chosen at random next on Wednesday 21st July.

Good luck

This candy is now closed

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Star of Wonder

 Well here I am again!!!!! I just had to post this cutie of a stamp this evening, I couldn't leave her until the morning. Just how much are you all loving the new christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley .... I really cannot choose a favourite and neither could all the fabulous crafters I met at the weekend ... one stamp is never enough is it!

 I have coloured the very pretty Star of Wonder with my copics and added lots of fabulous glamour dust (oooh it feels good to be covered in glitter again, lol).

There are still a few of the christmas stamps available on the website but you will have to be quick because they have almost all sold out. Don't worry though if you miss out this time because more are on their way and stocks should be replenished again in the next week or so .

I love making christmas cards in non traditional colours, it means you can use your favourite colours all year round. More gorgeous blooms from Wild Orchid Crafts, I love these flowers. So many LOTV customers were asking about these flowers at the weekend that I expect there will be a mad rush onto their website this week .... you can't mistake quality and value for money can you!

Right, that is more than enough ramblings from me, I expect I have sent you all off into a deep sleep, lol. Back with more cards through the week, you can see more on my blog with other details about my cards - hope you have a good one! xxx

Monday, 19 July 2010

A Chatty Post

Good afternoon everyone, I am so late with today's post, but I have been trying to tidy up after my weekend away.  What a fantastic time we had at the Lili of the Valley Stand at Doncaster it was mega mega busy and on Saturday we sold out of lots of the new and old stamps, Bev, Marcea and I had to send Lisa and Laila home to pick up lots more stamps for Sunday, and again by the end of the show we had more empty boxes than full.
It was fabulous to see you all and thank you so much for your lovely comments, it is so nice to know that you love the stamps as much as we do, and once again it was so nice to put faces to names, a big thanks to Net who bought us a lovely box of yummy Cupcakes and also a fab punch each thanks hun XXXXX.
You may find that some of the  new stamps have also sold out on the website, Lisa and Laila order even more stamps than usual but the demand has been unprecedented, but don’t panic we hope to have them back in stock asap.
004 I coloured this image up at the show and he seemed to be very popular so i thought I would bring him home with me and make a card.
Here are a couple of photos taken of the Lili of the Valley Stand
002may I present to you Laila, Marcea  and Lisa, the girls changed the layout of the stand on Sunday, and it worked really well, looks good don’t you think.
Now there is a reason for me showing this picture, I have a little story to tell about why I look so tired!!!!!, I stayed Saturday night at a hotel in Doncaster had a fabulous evening with Sara and the Girls from Crafters Companion, when I got back to the bedroom I had my shower before bed and put my watch back on, I woke up with a start in the morning took a look at my watch and saw it was 9am, we were supposed to be leaving for the racecourse at 9.15, I rushed had a shower put on my slap then pulled the curtains to find it pitched black outside, NUMPTY that I am I had put on my watch upside down!!!!!!! and it was actually 3am.  Nothing for it but to go outside and have a ciggie, so now you know why I look as if I am falling asleep on my feet
Hugs to you all dear friends

jacqui xxxx

Friday, 16 July 2010

Bringing Gifts!

Just a card from me!  I am having more fun coloring these gorgeous images!!!! Every single one of the new releases are so pretty!  Have you bought yours yet?  Here's what I used for the card:

Stamp:  "Bringing Gifts" from Lily of the Valley's newest release
Inks:  Distressed Inks
Papers:  Basic Grey
Tools:  Sewing Machine, MS Layered Arches
Embellies:  Wild Orchid Poinsettas, Wild Orchid Organza Ribbon, Pearl Brads, Platinum Stickles, Prisma Glitter

I was thrilled to try Bev's technique with the flowers by taking off the middle yellow pieces and adding these silver centers!  I added the glitter as well!
Beautiful Wild Orchid Crafts Poinsettas!
Sweet image called "Bringing Gifts" that you can find HERE!

Thank you for looking!

Hugs to you all!!!!


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Star of Wonder Christmas Card!

Heres another card to show you using todays new launch of the "Christmas People Collection 2010". These are the most gorgeous designs and I'm sure you'll get so much pleasure from this new collection. This ones called "Star of Wonder". I have coloured her with Copics, Stickles & Viva Pearl Pens. I don't usually make many christmas cards in July and it will be nice to get ahead of myself for once.
Pop along to the Lili Of The Valley Shop and browse the whole collection!


"All Wrapped Up" in a sneekpeek

Wooohooo!!! Today Lili of the Valley's DT is showing off sneekpeeks of the new Christmas People Collection 2010 launched at the web-shop today!!!

And WOW! These are the most fabolous christmas stamps ever!!!
I love them all - and I'm sure you will too :)
I've had fun crafting with this beauty - "All Wrapped Up", making my first Christmas card of the year :)

 I've used Distress Ink - Refills to colour the adorable image "All Wrapped Up" (mainly in the colours of Shipped Safire & Pumice Stone) on aquarellpaper.Weathered Wood has been used to ink the edges.
The text is also from LOTV.
The PP I've used for this card, are from Maja Design's last years Christmas Collection, and are named Vintertid "Kyla" & "Snöflingor". I've also used white canvas & blue shimmer Bazzill cardstock. The georgeous frame is created by using Marianne Design - CreaTables LR 0112 (Bunny Zoe's Crafts) and Spellbinders - Nesting Classic & Petite Circles.
I've embellished the card with Hybrid Tea Roses 25 mm, Paper Roses 10mm & 15 mm, Poinsettias & Pearl Spray from Wild Orchid Crafts, and rhinestones from Kort & Godt.
The girls muff & tassels and all the beautiful roses are springled with glass glitter.
If you look closely at the image, it seems like the girl is covered with tiny effect as a result of trying to seal my printer ink with Fixativ spray :) Quite cool, ha?

Hurry over to the LOTV web-shop to buy the stamps from the georgeous Christmas People Collection 2010 - I have a feeling this will run out fast :)

Thanks for peeking in - have a lovely day!

Hugs, Lena Katrine

Another Christmas sneak peek

The new Christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley ARE ON SALE!!!  I think these are going to fly and be a sell out just like the A5 Stamp Sheets did so if you want some (or all!!) of these little darlings go and order them now so you are not disappointed.

I cannot believe just how much I am in love with these little darlings, they are just too adorable for words and today I am sharing Angel Gabriel.  Just check out those socks lol.


The light was really poo yesterday when I photographed this card (best place was the bathroom lol.  I have used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers, lots of Stickles and Twinklets were also added. 

Here’s a close up of the snowflakes, cut with a Spellbinders Create a Flake 1 die and smothered in Twinklets.  The sweet little 15mm roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


This was another mega rushed card so I don’t have the Copic colours I used, sorry.  The sentiment is from a Studio G set that I have had for absolute ages and it comes out every year and gets used over and over again.  The delish 25mm organza ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts.





Tuesday, 13 July 2010

2 hours and counting for the Release


Tuesday Night 13th July- 10pm.

We are nearly there just 2 more hours before the lovely Christmas Collection (Part 1) will be available on the Lili of the Valley website.  I know the girls are sitting by their computer screen waiting for the orders to come in, I am sure they will be in for a long night judging by the fantastic comments you have all been leaving.   So Roll on MIDNIGHT!!!!!!!

All thats left for me to do is show you all a couple more sneak peeks.


This darling image is called Christmas Magic and if I really really had to choose a favourite I do think she would win, I will post details of the card etc on my blog tomorrow if you are interested to see how  I made it.




This image is called Babys First Christmas, I think it fits the bill perfectly



And Finally for tonight


Isn’t she amazing!!!!!

I am sure these stamps are not going to last long so be sure of getting yours click here at MIDNIGHT to go straight to the Website

Big Hugs

Jacqui xxxxx

Another sneak peek for you

Today I have another Christmas sneak peeks for you.  Don’t forget the new stamps from the Lili of the Valley release is going on sale tomorrow.

This stamp is called Mary and Joseph. I used Craft Creations gingham paper cos it puts me in mind of the tea-towels these little darlings would be wearing on their heads. Now is this just an adorable image or what, makes my lil old cynical heart melt right into a puddle lol.


The snowflakes are a combination of a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and Spellbinders Create a Flake 1. I have coated the aqua snowflakes with Twinklets (Love this stuff) and popped a spacer and pearl brad in the centre of each. Here’s a closer look


I have used the delish 25mm organza ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, couldn’t believe how well it matched with the rest of the card.

I’ve coloured the image with Copics (I was in a rush to get this done so didn’t make a note of the colours I used, sorry).



Monday, 12 July 2010

Tip Toe Fairy

Here’s my attempt at an easel box with a drawer thingy (not quite sure what to call it)   and got the inspiration for this from Kirsten who does the most exquisite work. I opted for the easy version and only made one drawer which will be filled with chocolates or fashion jewellery for our Ben’s teacher (2 gifts down, loads more to go!). Sorry there are quite a few photos.


I am well pleased with how this turned out, even though I made it up as I went along as I wanted the easel card to be 6 x 6 so had a bit of a fiddle on to get the drawer the right size. The “handle” on the drawer is made up of two gold findings with a brad pushed through and secured on the inside of the drawer.


I used Papermania papers (Blueberry Hill) and stamped around the edges with a stamp from my Stempelglede Grunge Flourish Hearts set with Walnut Stain distress ink. I used a neglected border punch from Martha Stewart – forgot I even had this one it’s been gathering dust for that long!


The sentiment is a Stampin Up rub on, another thing I have had for so long I wasn’t even sure if it still had it’s stick. It did thank goodness. I overloaded on the pearls too, popped the little 3mm ones around the image and also on the punched border.


A close up of the roses that have been blinged with Glimmer mists to within an inch of their little lives lol.


And lastly to show the drawer does open (no chocs in yet cos I will just eat them lol).

I coloured the image with distress inks and watercolour pencils (couldn’t get the right shade of blue to match the roses on the paper till I got out the pencils).