Sunday, 31 July 2011

Christmas Snooze !!


Happy Sunday dear Lily Of The Valley  friends !!! I hope your weekend is going great.

I got some play time in yesterday and just had to show you another one of these adorable Christmas Cuties from Lily Of The Valley ‘s new release.

Here I have Christmas Snooze. Oh he looks like he got his belly full lol

I have colored this little fellow with my copics and the sentiment is also from Lily Of The Valley from the Christmas Circular Sentiments. I tell you that your never out of sentiments when you have the sentiments from Lily Of The Valley always the perfect on there.

Papers from BoBunny

The Christmas Tree is a die from Marianne Designs and the beautiful poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping bye today and sending you Big Hugs ((((((((((())))))))))))))))



Weekly blog candy and a winner

Last week’s £10 voucher winner is

Lou Mac

Congratulations Lou, please email me to claim your voucher

And now for this week’s candy. 


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 and the winner will announced next Sunday

A Couple of Magazine Cards

Sunday already and start of another week and almost another month, where has this year gone?  I hope you don’t mind but I have a couple of cards to show you that I was commissioned to do by Lili of the Valley for this months Papercraft Inspirations.


The article accompanied a Free Gift with the magazine  (a pad of Lili of the Valley images ready to be coloured)  and my coloured image of  New Hat was used as the cover for the gift. 

The papes on this card are from Nitwits Collections, and lots of dies where used, all of which come from Dies to Die for.  The flowers and Seam Binding are from Wild Orchid Craft.


Fairies Bouquet was used on this card along with a sentiment from The Happy Circular Sentiment sheet from LOTV again the papers are from Nitwits Collections, and flowers from Wild Orchid Craft.

Sorry this is so quick got to get out in the garden and do a bit of tidying up, my poor house and garden have been neglected this last few weeks and are both beginning to look rather run down.

Have a lovely Sunday


Jac xxx

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Icing The Cake


Happy Saturday dear friends !!! I do hope this post finds you all well.

Today I would love to show you a card  I made using Icing On The Cake from the new release at Lily Of The Valley.  There is no way I can choose a favorite for I love them all. I have used one of the Christmas Circular Sentiments also from Lily Of The Valley.

Paper Memory Box

Punches and dies from MS and Magnolia, SU

Flowers Prima

Coloring is done with Copics

Ribbon from my stash.



Thanks for stopping bye and so hope you all enjoy your weekend. Sending Big Hugs ((((((((((()))))))))))

Friday, 29 July 2011

Pretty Poinsettia

I thought I would show you this card I made with one of the new 'Christmas Cuties' stamps called 'Pretty Poinsettia'. It is such a lovely image with those cute little robins on it. I think this stamp would also make great thank you cards after Christmas as well. Have you got your 'Christmas Cuties' yet, if not you can find them all here. For more info about my card please visit my blog. Thanks for looking.

Hugs Christine x

Happy Christmas

Did everyone get a chance to pick up some of the new Christmas images from Lili of the Valley?   It’s so hard to choose a favorite because they are all so cute!


I have a card to share today using the new Feathered Friends image.  It’s such a sweet image.  I used some patterned papers from the Everybody Loves Christmas line from Echo Park and added lots of stitching.  I used these flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts: White Hellebores, 25mm Wild Red Roses, 15mm Open White Roses, 8mm Semi-Open Red Roses, and 4mm Closed Red Rosebuds.

I colored the image with these copic markers: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, YG17, YG63, YG67, B34, B37, R24, R29, R46, R89, Y38, E55, E57, E59, E81, E87, BG000, BG01, BG02, R02, E33, E35, E37, E25, E29, colorless blender.  While the image was still in the rectangle nestability die, I lightly sprayed around the edges with a blue copic marker and my air compressor.   I added some white fun flock to her hat and coat and some white flower soft below their feet. 

I used a sentiment from the Happy Circular Sentiments stamp set and framed it with some flowers.

I decorated the inside of my card to coordinate with the outside using the same patterned papers.  I added a sentiments from the A5 Verses stamp set and red poinsettia from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Christmas Snooze

Hellooo!  Here’s my card for this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge


The heart melting image …….. complete with Cavvie lol is called Christmas Snooze.  This is my favourite of all the images released so far, love love love it!  The sentiment is also from LOTV, from their Christmas Circular Sentiments.  Hugs


Thursday, 28 July 2011

You are absolutely fabulous



and I mean it Smile…. I just love all the Milli images Lili of the Valley has. It is so much fun to color her in. This one has great space to go shaggy on the hair and add shadows onto the face.
This one is called “Milli Cuddle Time”.


Thank you



Happy Day Everyone!! I hope your week is going well!

My card today uses one of the cutest stamps from the Latest Stamp Launch at LOTV which includes 21 darling Christmas/holiday images! And it won't be long until the next Christmas Launch. You can see the upcoming collection in the catalog on the LOTV site. This image is Christmas Puppy and he looks like he is in doggie heaven, sitting on all of the cushions with bright packages all around him! Because the image is so colorful I decided to use only one layer of a very simple patterned paper. He was colored with Copics, adding a bit of Glamour Dust to his Santa cap. I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting; the DP is from the Polar Expressions Collection by Imaginisce; and all panels are machine stitched. I used a small snowflake ornament to back the double matted sentiment from the Christmas Circular Sentiments set. To finish the front I added some polka dot satin ribbon tied across the corners, and a few red pearls.

Have a delightful day and until the next time, BIG HUGS from Jacque!!

Christmas Dance



Good day everyone !! Hope your week is going well.

Today we have a new challenge up over at Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog. There is a wonderful sketch by my teamie Domi. Thanks dear gorgeous.

I have used today for my card Christmas Dance. Isn’t she adorable?? I have also used one of the sentiments from the A5 Verses .
My papers and ribbon are from BoBunny and I have used some snowflake buttons and also a spellbinders snowflake die.

I know many of you have gotten these adorable images now and I know you are having a blast with them.

Do hope you will come and join in the challenge with us this week. See you there.

Big Hugs ((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Pretty Poinsettia


I wanted to show you Pretty Poinsettia today from the new release over at Lily Of The Valley! I colored the image with my copic’s and used some glamour dust on her fur. I am not for sure of the papers it was from last year.

I used a Cheery Lynn Design doily die and some seam binding from  Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sentiment is also from Lily Of The Valley.  The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Well I can’t wait to see what you all are doing with your new images. I know you had to be like me and have them all !!!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping bye.

Sending big Hugs ((((((((())))))))))))


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Advent Calendar


Hello dear Lily Of The Valley  friends.

I was able to get a few more of the new release done over the weekend from Lily Of The Valley and thought I would show you what I made.

Did you all fill your carts up???

I used the new Advent Calendar. Oh I just love this one.  I colored it with my copics and used some papers from MME. The sentiment is also from Lily Of The Valley. The corner punch is a die from Spellbinders and the doily is a die from Marianne Designs.  I used some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts as well as the lace and the leaf is from Nellie Snellen, the branch punch is from MS. Ribbon is from SU

Have a great day and thanks for stopping bye. Big Hugs ((((((())))))))))


Little Festive Robins

Today’s card features Little Festive Robins, one of the new Christmas stamps from Lili of the Valley.  I adore this stamp, one of my faves from this release.  The stamp is also from LOTV, from the Christmas Circular Sentiments set.


The papers are Nitwit Collections that I have had printed off for an absolute age.  The ribbon I have had for ages as well.  The snowflake is a Christmas decoration that a lovely lady in the US sent me last year (yep the same little angle that knows I love nougat lol).  The corner metal embellishment is from Wild Orchid Crafts.



Christmas Puppy!

I have another card to show you today using a stamp from the newest Christmas release from LOTV called "Christmas Puppy".  Awe! Isn't he cute? Ok, yes, they are all cute huh?  If you didn't already know, the Christmas release is now on sale at the Lili of the Valley Store!!! Get a head start for Christmas and get them now! haha! That's what I am doing!

I colored the puppy with copics and the papers are MME.  My flowers are: baby pink small gardenia, blue cherry blossoms, 15mm ivory open rose, and Gypsophila all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also used the self adhesive pearls and organza ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts!!!

Thanks you for visiting the Ideas to Inspire blog today.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, 25 July 2011

Today's the Day!!!


Yes today is the day !!! The new release for Lily Of The Valley is now here and soon these adorable Christmas Cuties will be right in your hands.

Today I am using Toboggan for Two. Oh it looks like they are having a blast.

I have colored them with my copic’s and used some glamour dust on my image. The sentiment is also from Lily Of The Valley from the Christmas Circular Sentiments .  The large snowflake is a die from Whimsy Stamps I just love this snowflake so much detail. and then I added a snowflake brad in the center.

I used a MS snowflake border punch and the ribbon was from my stash. My paper is from MME.

Sorry the photo is a little dark. 
Thanks for stopping bye and oh go fill your carts up now with these gorgeous cuties at Lily Of The Valley.

Big Hugs (((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Winner of the Christmas in July Party Drawings!

Girls, you all really love your Lili of the Valley stamps don't you?  Those Christmas images would make anyone's heart melt!!! Wow! We had 453 entries to win this amazing GRAND PRIZE from the Christmas in July Party:

And the winner of this prize is:

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Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-07-24 20:22:36 UTC

That's you REGINA !!!

 Please contact Dena at to send me your contact details! 

Now here is a list of winners from the Design Team's blogs.  Please contact the Design Team member, if you are a winner, with your contact information.

Dena  JorunnB

Marcea - Linda (Pink Lilacs) ....
Jacqui - Natalie of NG Card
Anne  Tanya
"Christmas Snooze" stamp is theCook:
Kathy M - Theresa P.
Loriete - CraftinGranny
Malin - Kathleen/Crafty Kat Design:
 Elise - Anne from

Kylie - LaJanette

Kim - Teresa

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thank you all for entering into our blog candies and leaving us such nice comments on our blogs!  We hope you enjoyed the Christmas inspiration!


5 hours to go and counting!!!!!!

Well Peeps thats come around quickly there is now only 5 hours to go before you can get you hands on the lovely new Lili of the Valley Christmas Release, they go on sale at MIDNIGHT tonight.  As well as giving me  chance to show you my last sneak peek it has also allowed me to show off my NEW LOVE Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir marker pens. 


Being a Granma to 7 boys this has to be my favourite image from the new release it is called “Ski Jump”.  The papers used at from Nitwits Collection Simple Joys, I have run green card through the Cuttlebug in the Snowflake  embossing  folder.  The Christmas tree is a die cut from Mariannes Designs and is available from Crafts U Love, and the border is a border punch from Martha Stewart I have glittered the tree and border with Glamour Dust.  The sentiment which I have attached with staples is from Lili of the Valley  A5 Verse Sheet   set 10.  To find out more pop over to my blog


Looking forward to seeing all your creations with the new stamps


Jacqui xxx


Weekly blog candy

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

And as the new Christmas release is due out 25th July you will be spoilt for choice on how you will spend your winnings!


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 the winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday.

Plum Pudding

Not long now till you can get your paws on the newest Lili of the Valley Christmas release!!  I hope you have been loving the oodles of inspiration on the Ideas to Inspire blog, and do check back later this afternoon when all the winners of the Christmas in July week will be announced there as well as on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog.

So today I have a card made with the Plum Pudding image to share with you (and yes I wish it was the real thing with lashings of custard rofl).  The paper is from the new Papermania Christmas pack (sorry I don’t know what it’s called as I chucked the promo sheet away that comes in the pack – not a clever move Bev!)   The French Pastry doily die is from Dies to Die For.  The lace, satin ribbon, holly berries and poinsettias are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the holly is a Woodware punch.




Saturday, 23 July 2011

Last week’s blog candy winner

Whoops, with all the Christmas in July excitement I forgot to draw a winner for last week’s £10 voucher!

So without any further ado the lucky lady is


Congratulations Sebrina, please email me to claim your voucher

Plum Pudding!

Not long to go now! Are you counting the hours until you can get hold of these gorgeous new 'Christmas Cuties'?

I have used 'Plum Pudding' for this card and tried to get a Fifties feel to it. I'm still undecided whether I managed it or not. For more info please visit my blog here.

Hugs Christine x

From Our Home to Yours


Hi Everyone! I have a card to share today using another one of the new stamps from Lili of the Valley, Turkey Dinner. I love this image! (Of course, I love them all! lol) The new stamps will be on sale soon (July 25th)!

I stamped the image on copic x-press it cardstock and colored it with copic markers. I used these markers to color the image: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, T1, T3, T5, T7, C2, Y17, W1, W3, W5, W7, E31, E33, E35, E37, YG93, YG95, YG97, E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R21, BG11, BG13, BG53, BG05, YR30, R24, R27, R46, R89, colorless blender. I used some Christmas papers from Bo Bunny. I die cut the image using a rectangle nestability die and stitched around my papers.


I also used a sentiment from Lili of the Valley’s Christmas Circular Sentiments stamp set. I added a small filigree gold corner from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used some gold elastic cord and some red buttons from my stash.

I decorated the inside of the card with the same patterned papers that I used on the front, some more gold corners, and a sentiment from the A5 Verses stamp set.

Have a great weekend!


Feathered Friends!!

Oh My!!! We are finally down to hours now when these new Christmas darlings will be available in the LOTV shop. You will see 21 of the most precious holiday stamps in this release so you better start watching your clock and be there at the magic hour!!! Remember that hour is midnight UK time!!

This little Feathered Friends is just too cute and so festive! The image was colored with Copics, adding a little Spica to the feeder, Prisma Glitter for the snow, and Crushed Velvet for the fur. The Base and double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Mistletoe Collection by Memory Box. The flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The checked trim is from my stash and I braided some of it to make the horizontal. The gold bird charm is from Blue Moon Beads.

Tick, tick tick.....the minutes are clicking away!!! Remember MIDNIGHT UK time!!!!

Thanks for dropping by today!! Hugs from Jacque!

Lots Of Letters


Happy Saturday dear Lily Of The Valley friends !!!

I so hope you have enjoyed all the sneak peaks this week and from all the comments I was able to read I know you all love them as much as we do. Gorgeous !!!!!!!

Today I am showing you Lots of Letters. Aren’t they just darling mailing there letters to Santa??

I have colored my image with copics and used some papers from MME. I added some glamour dust to my image and have used the snowflake border punch from MS.

The sentiment and ticket die is from Whimsy Stamps .

I hope you all enjoy your weekend and just a few more days and you will have these adorable images to play with. Can’t wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping bye today. Sending you all Big Hugs ((((((((((())))))))))))


Sneak Peek - O Christmas Tree

Hi everyone :)

Today I have another Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek for you!!!
I still haven't found time to make a card with these new adorable images, but I managed to squeeze in some colouring again :)

Today I want to show you the cute little image called "O Christmas Tree"!

Aren't these two just the cutest???
The image is coloured with Prismacolor Premier Pencils. 
The fur on the girl's coat is made with crushed velvet, and the snow is glittered up with Stickles "Frosted Lace".

Thanks for stopping by - have a lovely day!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Oh Christmas Tree


Hello dear friends !! Are you counting down the days ????? Oh they are getting so close to the launch of the new release from Lily Of The Valley.

Today I am showing you Oh Christmas Tree.

My image has been colored with my copic’s  and my papers are from BG. I have added some glamour dust to the fur of her coat.

The sentiment is also from Lily Of The Valley from the Christmas Circular Sentiments Collection.

I used a MS Christmas Tree border punch and some seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I added some flat gems to the corner of the card and have used Magnolia’s flourish die.

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping bye and I hope you are enjoying these sneak peaks as much as I have had fun making them. These images sure put you in the mood for Christmas even if it is



Big Hugs to you all ((((((())))))))))))

Mistletoe Kisses

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Hello today I would like to show you an other sweet image from the forth coming Lili of the Valley Christmas Collection.
This cutie is called “Under the Mistletoe
Thanks for your visit
Don’t forget to swing tomorrow by my blog to enter for a chance to win one of the new stamps. Remember… it is a 24 hour only candy Smile
see ya!
Claudia_Rosa_under the mistletoe_3

It's my turn to play now and give you some candy :o)

Good morning ....... I am so happy to be able to be part of the joint Lili of the Valley & Wild Orchid Craft's Christmas in July party. I really need to get a few more christmas cards done and the Lili of the Valley stamps are just perfect .... so cute!!The new stamps will be available to order from Monday so get your fingers ready to press 'order' because you know how popular they are.

I have used 'Turkey dinner' and coloured it with my Spectrum Noirs (launched today on Crafter's Companion website - woop woop!!!!!!!!). The papers are some from last year, I will pop the pack on here later .... I forgot to write it down. The embellies are all from Wild Orchid Crafts - aren't the just fabulous. I will link individually to them after work but in the mean time you can browse them all HERE.

Finally, I have the Tukey Dinner stamp by LOTV to give away as a candy. If you would like to be in with a chance just add your name to my linky below before lunchtime on Sunday ... easy peasy!!! Make sure you visit my blog HERE to take part!!

Don't forget to pop over to the LOTV inspiration blog and also the Wild Orchid Craft blog for more inspiration and other chances to win candy