Thursday, 30 June 2011

Just To Let You Know

Hi Everyone, just a quick post to let you know this weeks challenge is up and running on the  Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog, we have a £10 Lili of the Valley Voucher for one Lucky winner and a brilliant theme "CELEBRATE".   Hope you can come and join us.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

NEWS :-) you do not want to miss


Here is some info about my lil’ card. I was feeling a bit better yesterday and did not want to make a huge project with lots of crazy coloring… so as always I choose my sweet and adorable Lili images. This one is called “Happy Times” and was from the recent “Here comes the boys” collection. I had picked the papers for this image a long time ago and when I saw Donalda’s fabulous sketch for the Lili of the Valley Challenge blog I knew it was time to get it colored in. However… I struggled with my embellishments…. don’t you sometimes just wish you could stick a bunch of flowers in one corner to fill it up cause it just does look empty? OH well… lets call this a very manly masculine card lol. BTW… Papers are by Minds Eye

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Emma Walkies!

Hi everyone!  I'm back with a card featuring one of the new cuties from Lily of the Valley called "Emma Walkies".

Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley - Emma Walkie and Mixed Circular Sentiments, Stempleglede Grunge Corner
Inks:  Distress Inks
Paper - Tim Holtz - Vintage Shabby
Tools:  MS Frond Punch, Spellbinder -Parisian Accents , Crealies Border Die

Boy, I sure do love this latest release! Cute, cute cute!
Thanks for checking out the Ideas To Inspire Blog!

Happy Crafting, Dena

Monday, 27 June 2011

You are so special

Hello my friends, thank you for swinging by!

Here is a little card only 5.5x5.5 I made last week. Kept it rather simple. I like this cute girl from the new Lili of the Valley Collection. I started with this card twice over. First I tried to color the flower in yellow (same as the Design Paper) but boy this was way too much. So I just left the flower white and colored the sky blue in. For the outside perimeter I used BG0000 and in between the petals I went in with BG02.

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Stamps: Lili of the Valley Mili flower power
Sentiment: You are so Special is by Magnolia and can be found at Sir Stampalot

Sunday, 26 June 2011



Happy Sunday dear Lily Of The Valley Fans !!!!

I am so sorry I haven’t been bringing you many cards to see, my job has pretty much took over and I am off 1 day a week. But I had to get one of these cuties done today to show you all. This is Milly (Me and My Dog)

Isn’t Milly just the cutest ??? She has been colored with copic’s and the sentiment is from the Dreamy Days Sentiments from Lily Of The Valley also. You always have the perfect sentiments with there collection of sentiments that is for sure. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts .

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today and I so hope you all have enjoyed your weekend.

Sending you big hugs (((((((()))))))))


Milly - Hello

Hi dear Lili of the Valley friends,

I would like to show you my latest Lili of the Valley card, with the image *Milly - Hello* from the new Girls Collection, isn´t it sweet as sugar?! Love it ... :o)

Stamps: Milly - Hello/Girls Collection and Clear Stamps Cute as a Button from Lili of the Valley
Medium: Prismacolor Pencil & White Spirit

Thanks for stopping by and have a good start into the new week.

Sending you hugs and smiles   


OMG it is toooooooo  hot to work in my Craft Room which is in the loft area, Ink will not dry, and I am sure the heat affects copics, so I am going to give it up for the rest of the day and come back up after 6pm, when hopefully it may be cooler.  Luckily I had a card already made so at least I have something to show you.


I think I must have wanted to use every embellishment I had when I made this card as it is rather over crowded.   The Lovely Little “Emma - Walkies” from Lili of the Valley Summer Girls release has been coloured with Copics (again another of the advertising colouring, so no Copics Nos. sorry).  I have used Bev’s Cloud tutorial to colour the sky, think I still need a bit of practise on this.  The Ticket is from Lili of the Valley Grunge Ticket Stamps from the Clear Additions Range. 

The Flowers are a mixture of Prima, Marianne Designs and Wild Orchid Crafts, I am loving this Marianne Designs Roses which are available from Crafts U Love, I have tucked a Doily cut with the Waltzing Matilda Lace Doily Die from Dies to Die for behind the image.  The papers are by Panduro Tilda Fruit Garden Pad.  Key, Ball Chain and Key are by Tim Holtzs.

Ok Girls I am off to catch some rays, have a good Sunday
Jacqui xxx

Weekly Candy

It’s time for more Lili of the Valley candy, and we have a £10 voucher up for grabs.


Entry is open to everyone, 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 on Wednesday. 

Saturday, 25 June 2011


Happy Day to everyone!!! Hope you are into a marvelous weekend!! I wanted to show you a wee card I made using DOGGIE DELIGHT from the Latest LOTV Stamp Launch which has the cutest little girl images yet and features Emma, Milly, Maisie, and Friends. The sentiment in the little metal frame is a mini from the Calendars Set. The DP is from the Neighborhood Collection by Crate Paper and I have used charm, buttons and twine; the image is colored with Copics, adding a touch of Stickles to the candle flame and Liquid Applique to the cupcake.

Thank you so much for dropping by and we hope to see you often! Have a beautiful day...Hugs from Jacque!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Yolanda’s Wedding Project

Yolanda won a Mr & Mrs stamp from my blog a while back and yesterday she emailed me pictures of this amazing project she made using the stamp.  Isn’t that cake just amazing!!!!  You can get more details on how she made the project on her blog here




Doggie Delight

It’s Lili of the Valley Challenge day today and this week we have a brilliant sketch by our Donalda.


The image is Doggie Delight from Lili of the Valley, and the sentiment is one of their fabulous Clear Additions – what did we do before LOTV’s brilliant sentiment stamps?



Card Recipe:
Stamps: all Lili of the Valley – Doggie Delight and Clear Additions
Papers: Bumbleberry Cottage from Nitwit Collections
Seam binding, flowers, German Glass Glitter, brads, Venise Lace  all from Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace from The Ribbon Girl 



Thursday, 23 June 2011

Daisy chain gift set

Hi folks my name is Maddy and i am a newish DT member .
I'd like to share with you my card and fimo gift set , i always love mixing cards with gifts
and the new LOTV stamps are just perfect for this -
This is the cute Daisy Chain one of the new release stamps and she is just delightful !

I have use some lush Prima papers and made the fimo tablecloth in patchwork to match !

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Candy Winner

This week’s £10 voucher winner is


Congratulations Margreet, please email Bev to claim your prize

Wedding Couple ...Card Ideas

Here are 2 fabulous cards using one of our most popular stamps - 'wedding couple'.

These were sent to us by our lovely customer Michelle Plumtree.

Michelle is a very busy lady but still finds time to make her georgous cards and sell them with all the proceeds going to charity.

Thanks for sharing your ideas Michelle, these are great!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Two more cards from Donalda

Here’s the second lot of cards from Donalda featuring the new girls stamps from Lili of the Valley



Monday, 20 June 2011

Weekly candy

Ooops I forgot to post this yesterday, but better late than never :)

This prize is a £10 voucher to spend in the store.  AND … the new stamps go on sale on Tuesday so you could even choose from these as part of your prize :)


Entry is open until Wednesday 22nd  June.  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!

Here's a quick card using one of the new Lili of the Valley girls, this one is Maisie with Two Balloons .

I've decided she's off to a birthday party and given her sparkly balloons and a sparkly dress, I stamped, coloured and cut out her dress twice sticking one on top of the other to give a little dimension. The corners are cut with a Nellie Snellon die and I've created the sentiment with one of the new Mixed Circular SentimentsIt really didn't suit flowers so I cut an extra couple of balloons and added a flower charm.

Copics used
Dress, bow and 2 balloons B0000, B00, B
The other two balloons G00, G20, G21
Hair  E31, E70, 71, 72

Here is another one I forgot to upload last week - ooops!!!

The papers I've used are the Kraft, Lily Kate and Eva. My image is one of the new
 Lili of the Valley summer girls and this one is Emma on Swing, so adorable to colour!! The sentiment is one of the original Lili of the Valley ones.The flowers are mainly Wild Orchid crafts with a few from my stash along with the ribbon which is also from stash.

I hope you've all got your new stamps now and are enjoying them.

Heather xx

Cards from our Donalda

Donalda is having to work incredibly long hours till the end of July so has asked me to post some of her Lili of the Valley cards here



I have two more to share with you tomorrow.

Say it With Flowers–and a Little Tutorial

Good Morning thought I would show you a card I made at the weekend  and at the end of this post I have a little tutorial on how I made the Rose on the card with my new Spellbinders Die.#
Wow just realised looking at this picture just how busy this card is, lots of Dies used on here all available from Dies to Die For and Crafts U Love, The Tag and Border die are Doo Hickeys, I cased the idea for the tag from Maddy (Thanks Hun Mwah xxx), The image of Emma “Plant Pot”, and the Circular Sentiment  are from Lili of the Valley, once again this image was coloured ages ago and although I  wrote down the colours I used on all the stamps I lost the pad I wrote them all on.   The papers are from the Nitwits Possibilities download this is a stunning set full of lilacs and pinks.
I made the large rose with the Spellbinder Rose Creations Dies, more below, the rest of the flowers are by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts, Seam Binding and Fancy Pins are from the Ribbon Girl.
Here is how I made the Rose
You need to cut 2 of each of the smallest roses from Double sided paper,  spray both sides of each layer with pearl Glimmer Mist, dry with Heat Gun, then use a decorative brad .
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Bring the first layer up and over the brad I have added a little dot of glue to temporary keep it in place, then bring each layer up but leaving the bottom layer flat, then add glitter glue (mine hadn’t dried when I took the picture and looks a bit blobby).   I have also used the same die set to make the 2 felt roses, once I had cut the felt layers out I sprayed them with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to which makes then easier to mould the petals.  The felt is available from The Ribbon Girl.
here is the finished rose in the Floral  arrangement.
Jacqui xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

You made my day...


  challenge label 9 

Hello, today i am happy to show you a card made for "The Ribbon Girl" Color Challenge #9.
Please come and join us with your pink and cream creation. Mary and Andrea have a really nice prize up for grasp!

the winner can choose either a Pink or a Cream Ribbon Girl Special Selection Ribbon Kit plus a £10 LOTV voucher

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Image: Lili of the Valley "Daisy Chain" - sooooo sweet :-)
Supplies: Ribbon, crochet lace, button,Hemp and gem swirl can be found at the "The Ribbon Girl" store. 
Tools: Nestabilites Grand Label four
Machine: Grand Calibur

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Happy Father Day!

Say It With Flowers


Hello dear friends!!!

Boy has it been a long week for me. We are back in full swing and short of help and working 12 hour days 6 days a week. So I am a little behind here.

But today I have a card to show you I had on my desk drying last weekend and forgot about. This is Emma Say it with flowers from Lily Of The Valley ‘s new release. I know you have gotten these cuties by now and they are a dream aren’t they??

She has been colored with my copic’s and I have used some papers from Daisy D’s.

See you all soon and hope to get some more of these cuties done today to show you all week.

Thanks for stopping bye. Big Hugs to you all (((((()))))))))


Saturday, 18 June 2011

More of the New Release!

Hello! I have a few cards to show you using the newest release from Lili of the Valley! These are seriously the most adorable stamps!! I love each and every one and I hope you do too.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Lili of the Valley - Milly - Just For You
Inks:  Prisma Pencils
Paper:  Imaginesce
Tools:  MS Pine Branch Punch, Quikutz Photo Corners
Embellies:  35mm Rose Pink Trellis Roses, Blue Cherry Blossoms, 15mmYellow Open Rose, Flower Blooms, 5mm and 3mm Self Adhesive Pearls, Yellow Polkadot button all from WILD ORCHID CRAFTS!!!
Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  LOTV - Maisie Two Balloons
Ink:  Prisma Pencils
Paper:  Girls Paperie
Tools:  MS Pine Branch Punch, Sewing Machine, EK Success Sunburst Border Punch
Embellies:  25mm Two Tone Open Rose, Pink Sweetheart Blossoms, Pink Gypsophilia, Vintage Seam Binding, Self Adhesive Rhinestones all from WILD ORCHID CRAFTS!!!

Thank you for checkout out the Ideas To Inspire Blog!
Hugs, Dena

Friday, 17 June 2011

Lili of the Valley Challenge

.  There is a new challenge posted on the Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog this and we have a fun theme for you “Bring on the Music”.  Do Hope you can come and join us, here is my DT card  for the challenge
My pieces of music may be a bit too old for many of you to remember “Tea for Two” and although the girlies here are actually called “Coffee Break” , I think this image fits the title perfectly.  The papers have been in my stash box forever so cannot remember who they are by but they were the inspiration for this card.  I have tucked a sheet of music stamped with the Lili of the Valley Grunge Music Stamp behind the image, the ribbon is also something I have had for years.  The flowers are a mixture of Wild Orchid Craft Flowers and little material ones from C&H Fabrics.  The Sentiment is computer generated and the Musical Notes are a Die-namics Die from Dies to Die For .
Copics used:
Reds: R29, R35, R22, R21, R11
Blues: B02, B000, B0000
Yellows: YR20, YR02, YR00
Greens: YG07, YG05, YG01
Grey: C9, C8, C6, C3, C00
Flesh: E01, E00. E000
Jacqui xxx

Lili of the Valley Challenge – Bring on the music

It’s Lili of the Valley Challenge day today and the theme is Bring on the Music. 


OMW I am so loving the new Lili of the Valley girls stamps, I really don’t know which one to use first!  Each one is my new favourite although I think Milly Me and My Dog that I have used today is my absolute favourite.  How cute is that ponytail??

Colouring was done with the usual Copics and pencils and the sky was done with Stampin Up Soft Sky ink (I had already coloured one and did the sky with Tumbled Glass and it was way too dark so had to start over).

Colours used:
Skin: E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair: E29, E31, E50
Clothes: R81, RV00, RV000
Doggy: C3, C1, C00
Grass: YG67, YG63, GY61, G20
Swing: E29 E23, E50, and rope E35, E30


Stamps: Milly me and my dog, sentiment and tag Clear Additions all from Lili of the Valley
Embellies: 25mm tea rose, 20mm roses, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, metal embellishments, pearls, button all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Very fine cotton lace edging and 6mm ribbon from The Ribbon Girl 
Tools etc: Cheesecloth, gesso, stickles, MS Frond punch, Nesties, sewing machine