Saturday, 30 April 2011

Karate Kick!

Hello everyone,
I'd love to show you another sneak peak from the new Boys collection..
This adorable image is called 'Karate Kid'
It's such a fun image to use for birthdays, congrats or good luck cards.

I have coloured him with Copics:
Belt, Socks, BG10, BG11, BG72,
Suit, T0-to-6,
Hair, E70, 71, 47, 49

Please keep your eyes peeled for more peaks real soon as there are no less than 16 new stamps coming your way :-)

Hugs, Marlena x

new Release 11th May

I show you a card, where I have used one of the new
images from
which are coming on the
11th May.

Its a new Little Boy and Bear Collection!

I`m shure you will love them all :-)


Together Forever

It’s Lili of the Valley Challenge day today and this week the challenge is “Love is in the Air”
Stamps: Lili of the Valley Together Forever
Papers: MME Lost & Found
Embellishments: Trellis Roses, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, pearls.
Tools: Crealies Border Die No 12, Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirl


Friday, 29 April 2011

Best Friends

Happy Day Everyone!!! I wanted to show you a little card with one of my favorite images from LOTV-- Best Friends! Can't you just imagine what these two little cuties are discussing after picking a handful of flowers!!!

I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Julianne paper pack by K&Co. The sweet image was stamped on Cryogen White, colored with Copics, adding a few Waterfall Stickles to the flowers, and cut out with triple Nesties. This little scene makes me feel that all the world's problems are solved now!!!

AND...a little bird just told me that you are going to start seeing some LOTV SNEAKY PEEKIES very soon--the cutest little boys and bears ever!!! Keep your peepers wide open!!

Thanks for dropping by to see what's happening in the LOTV world!! Have a marvelous day!! Hugs from Jacque!

Sneak Peek–New Release BOYS!!!!! 11th May

Just a little sneak peek of  the next release from Lili of the Valley available from 11th May, this is a Little Boy and Boy Bear collection absolutely perfect for Fathers Day, everytime we bring out a new release I am amazed how they just get better and better, you are really going to love this one and I know lots of you have been waiting for some more Boy images.
I will be back later today (after the TV coverage and a surfeit of Wedding Celebrations) to show you the complete card and colours.
Enjoy this happy day
Jacqui xxx

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Time to have a little fun


Hello my friends, an other boy card. I really love what great sports themed images Lili of the Valley offers. There is something to find for every kid. 

Tried to add some texture and interest with hardware, rather than with the typical flower treatment :-) 


Stamps: Lili of the Valley
~ Rugby Mad
~ Clear Additions
Mixed Sentiments

Get ready for some new super cute boy images that Lili of the Valley is going to release may 11. Stay tuned here on the DT blog as the girls will share their sample cards any day.
You will love the new collection :-)Claudia_Rosa_Time_to_have_Fun_4

A New Challenge

Morning Peeps, its Thursday so that means we have a new Challenge posted on the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog and this week we are celebrating the Royal Wedding  with the Theme of “LOVE IS IN THE AIR”, so if you fancy the chance of winning a £10 voucher to spend on the Lili of the Valley website then please pop over and join us.



Here is my card for the Challenge using “LOVE GROWS”, for more details on the card and ProMarker colours please pop over to my blog  here

Have a good day

Hugs Jacqui xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

When i grow up…

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I was able to make card yesterday – Thought it would be nice to start with some Mothers Day cards.

This image by Lili of the Valley “ Mirror, Mirror” along with a boy image – which i can show tomorrow i had picked for a while to make a card with.

 Claudia_Rosa_When I Grow U_1

The inside of the card is stamped with a sentiment by Stampin up and the corners are from a Lili of the Valley Clear Addition set “Corners Ornate”.
Papers are by Prima Marketing “Sweet Fariy”

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thank you dear Lili of the Valley friends for your visit, please come back soon

White Wedding

Hi everyone, hope you have had a good Easter weekend and now looking forward to the royal wedding on Friday. With that in mind I have made this little wedding card using the stamp 'I Do' which you can find here. This is the first time I have managed to create a 'white on white' card without it going in the bin!!!

Have a great week, hugs Christine x.

Good Morning All

Good morning hope you have all had a fabulous Easter Break with lots of Choccie and of course lots of time for crafting.  I thought I would share with you a card I made for A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge using “Its My Party” image.




This card is quite bright for me, but its good to change your style sometimes, if you would like to see more info on how the card was created please visit my Blog here.


Have a good day and don’t forget the  Lili of the Valley Challenge  this week, the theme is EASTER, a new challenge will be posted on Thursday.


Jacqui xxxx

Wild Orchid Challenge

Hi there, I thought I would share my card I made for this week’s Wild Orchid Challenge


A close up of Pom-Pom from Lili of the Valley (still think she’s the most cutest lil fairy ever!!)


I coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor pencils:
Hair: E53, E51, E50 and light umber pencil
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Jumper: E42, E41, E40 and warm grey 70% pencil
Skirt: BG11, BG10, BG70, 0 and Jade Green/ black pencil
Grass: YG63, YG61, G20 and olive pencil
Shadow around her:  BG000, BG0000




Monday, 25 April 2011

Enjoy Yourself ...

Hi dear all,

today I would like to show you another card of me.

This time I selected the image *Spring Swing* from the last Animals Spring Collection, I really love this sweet bunny :o) I also used the Mixed Circular Sentiments and Words for Tickets from the new clear addition release April 2011.

Stamps: Spring Swing/Lili of the Valley
Sentiment: Mixed Circular Sentiments, Words for Tickets/Lilly of the Valley

Have a wonderful sunny day and thanks for swinging by.


Saturday, 23 April 2011

Wishing you Happiness

Hi dear all,

what do you think about this cute image?? ... it´s called *Lucky Cats* of the last Spring Collection 2011 and I think these little cats are just so sweet :o) I also selected some great papers of the Granola Collection from Basic Grey, thought it fits really well together.

Stamps: Lucky Cats/Lili of the Valley
Sentiment: For You Circular Sentiments/Lili of the Valley

Thanks for swinging by and I wish you all a very Happy Easter and a wonderful time :o)


Thursday, 21 April 2011

Lili of the Valley challenge

Hi there, a quick post to share the card I made for this week’s Lili of the Valley challenge.  Please do pop across and see the rest of the DT’s fab cards.  Hope to see you all joining in.


Not much to say on this card except I used my favourite image from the last Lili of the Valley release – Spring Swing.  I just totally love this little bunny.  I coloured the little daisies on the sentiment and popped a little rhinestone in the centres.



Card Recipe:
Pre-Cut and scored  Scallop Concertina card from Which Craft
Stamps: Spring Swing and Clear Additions Happy Circular Sentiments sheet
Paper from my box of scraps.
Embellies: Daffodils, Sweetheart Blossoms and rhinestones from Wild Orchid Crafts




Don’t forget to come and Join us

The new Lili of the Valley Challenge was posted this morning, our theme this week is EASTER, so don’t forget to come and join us we have been sponsored this week by the lovely Lisa and Laila from Lili of the Valley.

Here is a card from our Guest designer the lovely talented Donalda and there are more stunning cards by the DT on the Challenge Site to give you inspiration.


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Best Wishes with Dandelion Clock

This little Dandelion Clock girlie is the cutest thing ever!! She can be used for so many occasions and would make anyone happy! She was colored with Copics, adding Prisma Glitter to her wings and Stickles and Doodlebug Fluff to the dandelions. The DP is from the Lilac Avenue Collection by Kaisercraft, the ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and all of the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The "made with love" angel charm is handmade.

On the inside I have used a lovely sentiment from the Set 10-A5 Verses from the Clear Additions Range cut out with a Magnolia die.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in the wonderful Land of Lili of the Valley and we hope you will drop by often!! Until the next time, Jacque sends hugs!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Step card by Julie



I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Julie at the Lili of the Valley Stand at Alexandra Palace last weekend.  When she got home she e-mailed me to ask if I would mind her having a go at the Side Step Swirl Card I had made,  of course I didn’t mind thats what our Samples are for to give you inspiration.  Anyway Julie has completed her card and sent me the link, Wow Julie it is just perfect, I thought you would all like a chance to see it.




I am sure, like me you are impressed, if you would like to see more details of the card please click here to go to Julie post on her blog.

Thanks again dear for sharing this with us

Hugs Jacqui x

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Bunny Cupcakes

Can't quite believe I'm back so soon, but here I am showing you a twisted easel card
with the theme of this weeks LotV challenge blog theme.

The theme this week is birthdays and the sentiments on the new 
set are just perfect for this and gorgeous beyond words.

All the details of my card can be found here and
I sincerely hope you will all join in with the Birthday celebrations on the

Big Hugs,
Marlena x

Lili of the Valley Challenge - Birthday

Today is the day!!!  A whole bunch of you ever so patient peeps have been waiting for the Lili of the Valley Clear Additions launch on the website – well your wait is over, they are on the website today!!  I am sure when you see the range you will agree the wait will have been worth it.  They are the most useful stamps I’ve got and am constantly reaching for them.  So go fill ya boots girlies.

Whilst I was here thought I would quickly share my card for this week’s Lili of the Valley challenge, which is Birthdays




Stamps: Bunny Balloon and Clear Additions circular sentiments



Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Weekly blog candy winner

This weeks blog candy winner is

Peggy Biggs

Congratulations Peggy, please email me to claim your prize

Lili of the Valley Additions Range

A quick Reminder to all those who have been waiting for the new Lili of the Valley Additions Clear Collection of Stamps, they will be for sale on the Website from tomorrow morning. 


This collection, as it’s name suggests, has been created  to complement and add to the normal Lili of the Valley Character stamps, it includes a stunning Ribbon Stamp sheet, Postcards, Labels , Various corners , Tags and more Round Sentiments plus lots m0re, all produced in strong Polymer for easy placement.  They have been a hit at all the shows we have taken them to and will be a great “Addition” to everyones stamp collection.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Love Grows Mini Canvas

Hello everyone,
Today I wanted to show you a mini canvas decorated with the gorgeous
'Love Grows' stamp from the love collection.
My first thought was to stamp directly onto the distressed canvas,
but this didn't work for me,
so I went and stamped/coloured the normal way onto paper,
cut out and added to the canvas with a glue sealant.
The sentiment was added in the same way
and I've finished it by adding some sticky gems and flowers in matching colours.

The current LotV challenge blog theme is Peach & Green,
you still have a couple of days to join in
and be in with a chance of winning some yummie goodies by
Wild Orchard Crafts.

Thanks for looking!!
Marlene x

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Lili of the Valley Additions!!

I really had fun with this one using a quite a lot of Lili of the Valley's new Additions range of stamps - the corner stamps, the script stamp are both two of the new ones, and I used one of the other set of corner stamps around the edge of the image, the ribbon and bow and the flowers are also from the new sets and the sentiment is one of the new ones - they are absolutely fabulous and a must have!!

My image is a Toadstool for Two and coloured with distress inks, it's inked around the edges with  Vintage photo distress ink. The papers are from an old Papermania stack called Nostalgia stamped with another of the new additions corner stamps. The piece behind the image is the  text/leaf stamp and the 'ribbon' and bows are from the new additions range also.
The flowers were samped with yet another of the new Additions stamps, I added two of the larger flowers and two of the smaller ones then shaped them and fastened them together with a small brad. They are sat upon some spotted voile ribbon from The Ribbon girl and some leaf swirls cut with Sizzix die.

This is the card opened using the 2nd stopper which is a butterfly stamp (now probably an antique) and showing the sentiment panel.

A close up of the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by
Heather xx

Weekly Blog Candy

Happy Sunday everyone! I’m back with this week’s Lili of the Valley candy.  This prize is a £10 voucher to spend in the store.


Entry is open until Wednesday 13th April.  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 in Inlinkz below and a winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday.

Good luck!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

LOTV Additions Clear Stamp Range


We have had lots of enquiries about the release of the LOTV Additions Clear Stamp Range on the website, this collection was originally due to be released on 19th April but to ensure delivery before the long Easter Holiday we are bringing the release date forward to 14th April.

If  you are planning to visit Alexandra Palace show this weekend they will also be on sale there, if you are visiting please come and say hello to Lisa, Laila, Richard and Jacqui


And Finally!!! don’t forget there is a new challenged posted today on The Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog today the theme is to make a project using Peach and Green.


Have a good day.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Oh so cute ..... blowing bubbles

Hi, oh I am just loving the fabulous animal release .... they are all so sweet and this little guy (or is it girl????) is simply adorable!!!!! 

You can get your own little heffalump from here .... every time I colour a new image I love it more than the last, it is so hard to just pick one favourite. I am also mad about these sentiment stamps - seriously, how clever being able to change the middle part of the sentiment ...... I just love this idea!!!

The flowers and pearls are from our lovely friends over at Wild Orchid Crafts - what would I do without my blooms!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening .... can't wait to see what gorgeous stamp is shared next

Marcea xxx

Birthday Bumps and Sunshine!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Hope you are all settled into a delightful week!

I just wanted to share a card I made for Papertake Weekly Challenge since LOTV is the sponsor this week. I used Birthday Bumps...Gosh!! These five little bears are having so much fun, it makes me want to be a part of the frivolity!! All of the sweet animals in the New Release are just too, too cute, aren't they?!! I also used one of the darling sentiments from the Dreamy Days Set.

The image was colored with Copics, adding a bit of FlowerSoft to the grass. The floral treatemtn is all from Wild Orchid Crafts: 25mm Open Rose, 15mm Open Roses, and a few 5mm Closed Rosebuds.

Thank you so much for coming by LOTV's Ideas to Inspire Blog and we hope you will drop by often!! Hugs from Jacque!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Lili of the Valley Bunny Style!

Hello! I wanted to show you a few of those darling Easter looking stamps at Lili of the Valley!

Presenting "Bunnies In Love" and you can find it HERE

Now here's "Spring Bunny With Daffodils" and it is HERE

My last one to show you is "Spring Bunny With Eggs" and it is HERE

To find the most adorable bunny stamps check out the Lili of the Valley site!!!

Hugs, Dena

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Today is Mothering Sunday here is the UK and all of us at Lili of the Valley would like to wish all those lovely hardworking Mums in blogland an extra special Day today.


I have a little Step card for you today to showcase lots of Lili of the Valley Stamps




I have used “Together Forever” Image and Sentiment  from The Romance Collection and The lovely Ribbon Stamp from The LOTV Additions Range, I have also used LOTV Additions Blossom corner on  the image my idea was to give the impression of the wing hanging from a Cherry/Apple Tree, think it looks quite good.




More information and details of how this card was made are on my blog .

Thanks for looking


Jacqui x

Friday, 1 April 2011

Altering Christmas Cute Squares to use for other occasions...

Hi, Caz here, I wanted to show you a card I made using one of the Christmas Cute Squares for something other than Christmas. I have taken one of the bears and trimmed off the baubles from his paws, and also the top part of the bauble on his foot so now it looks like a balanced ball, and of course he isn't wearing tinsel....that is a feather boa now....

If like me you have some of these Christmas Cute Squares laying around in your stash...why not try altering them to use on a Birthday Card. In the store they are also selling through the packs of the cute squares before they revert back to the A4 can find the Christmas Bear ones HERE.