Monday, 31 October 2011

Friends Forever Sneaky Peek!

Just look at these gorgeous little fairy friends!! They are just so sweet and definately one of my favourites from the soon to be released new stamps. These too come complete with the 'friends forever' sentiment and is being released on the website on 10th November but you can grab them earlier if you are going to the NEC at the weekend. Please visit my blog for more info about my card and make sure you visit the rest of the DT blogs for more sneaky peeks. Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs Christine x

Sneak Peek - Champagne Fountain!

Howdy girls! It's time to show you another sneak peek from the upcoming release from Lili of the Valley.  This one is called "Champagne Fountain".

I colored this little image with pencils and stitched all around the edges.  I had to add lots of glitter to bring on the celebration theme! haha!  I wasn't really sure how to color mice, so sorry if they are not colored correctly.  I think we can have a creative license for this sort of thing, don't you? haha!

Keep watching this blog for even more sweet new releases!

Thank you for visiting!

Hugs, Dena

Icy Angel

Hi dear Lili of the Valley fans,

I would like to show you another sneak peek with one of a new image from Lili of the Valley. As you know there are 28 new super cute stamps, which will be available from 10th November 2011 at the Lili of the Valley Website.


I´ve chosen the sweet image Icy Angel, which included the sentiment Winter Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week :O)

Hugs and smiles 

Party Presents


Well it is the start of a new week !!! I trust everyone had a great weekend!! I know I played, played and played lol

Today I would like to show you another of the soon to be released images from Lily Of The Valley. This is Party Presents!!  These little stinkers are just having a blast aren’t they?

I have used some papers from Authentique that I got at Susana’s Custom Art and Cards. This image was colored with my copic’s and the dies are from Magnolia.

The release will be available at the NEC show this Thursday and online the 10th of November.

Keep an eye out for the rest of the DT is showing lots of sneak peaks.

Thank you so much for stopping bye.

Sending you Big Hugs((((((((()))))))))


A sneak peek and a Quick Flick Tutorial

Today I have the first of my sneak peeks for the new release that are going on sale at the NEC next Thursday, but they won’t be on sale on the website until the following Thursday 10th November so if you are going to the NEC head to the LOTV stand first as these stamps are going to whizz I’m sure.  The stamp I have used is called Daydream, she is one of the new Molly Harrison stamps and I am totally blown away by this collection.  I love love love how she has drawn the hair, I could sit all day just colouring up the hair lol.


And of course I went with PINK, now why wouldn’t I lol.  All the details of products used etc. are on my blog   

I also have a Quick Flicks video for you, it was a bit of a comedy of errors as I had originally planned on doing a colouring video but the light was so bad last night it just wasn’t working so I had to quickly rustle up another one – so here’s the card box tutorial that an awful lot of you have been asking for. 


Have a great week



Happy Halloween



My  card today is another sneak peek from Lili of the Valley available on the website from 10th November, but they will be available to those luck enough to be going to the NRC this week.  I will be there from about 1pm on Thursday until Sunday close so hope to meet up with lots of old and new friends, don’t forget to come and visit us on the Lili of the Valley Stand.


Another little fairy for you today this one is “Never to Old for Cupcakes”  and again the sentiment is included with the stamp.   She has been coloured with Copics, the backing paper is from Nitwits Collections.  The Swirl is a Marianne Design Die and the lovely Pink Rose Ribbon (to which I have   added lots of Stardust Stickles) are from The Hobby House (Jill if you read this you will be my first shopping stop at the NEC).  The Flowers are by prima I have had them ages so not sure where I bought them.



I have added lots of Glamour Dust to her wings and to the swirl.  Sorry this is quick must get ready for Thirsday.

Have a good day and watch those ghosties and witches tonight


Jacs xxxxx


Sunday, 30 October 2011


Oops, I have been so busy I forgot to draw a winner from the last candy and also put up a new one.  We have a new page for our weekly candy draws so that they don't snag up the blog with long posts filled with links.  You can find our candy page along the bar above or HERE where you can go and enter.  But before you do check out below if you were the winner of the last candy's £10 voucher

And our winner is


Congratulations Elise, please email me to claim your prize.  Please put LOTV £10 voucher in the subject line

Sneak Peek - My Best Friend

Good afternoon, I hope you are enjoying all the sneak peeks so far. I am so excited and I just know you are going to love all the new stamps so much.

Today I have our beautiful new character .... she is called Summer and has been drawn by the talented Molly Harrison .....

This stamp is called 'My Best Friend' and will be available to buy at the Hobbycrafts Show from Thursday or from our online store from 10Th November.

I just love this stamp. The sentiment is also included which makes it a really sweet set.

Keep popping back for  lots more sneak peeks.

Have a lovely weekend ...... Marcea xxx

Sneak Peak - The Flower Shop

Hello one and all!
I have a sneak peak to share from the new Lili of the Valley release,
What can I say ~ they are all totally Gorgeous!
They will be on sale at the big UK Hobbycrafts show next Thursday, 
BUT they won’t be on sale on the website until the following Thursday, which is 10.11.11
I have used a gorgeous image from the "Mice are Nice" release.
This sweet image is called...
I have used Distress inks to colour and the sentiment is also from LOTV available here
Will be back soon with another peak 
Thanks for looking


Sunday Sneaks

Happy Sunday everyone, I was looking forward to having a lay in this morning but Rosie had different ideas and woke me at 6.30, so I am really thankful we put the clocks back, I have used the extra time well, done all the housework etc and now have a day free to craft.  I have a couple of Lili of the Valley sneak peeks for you today, I want to show you as many of the new stamps as possible before the NEC to help you make your shopping list. 
We are launching the new stamps at the big UK Hobbycrafts show at the NEC next Thursday, but they won’t be on sale on the website until the following Thursday, which is 10.11.11, so if you are at the NEC next week please come and visit our stand and be one of the first to get your hands on these delicious new images
I am going to showcase 2 of the Baby Collection today, but the whole new  Lili of the Valley release is made up of  Babies, Fairies, Mice, Sweet Little Girls and Cute Animals.
This is “Heaven Sent” such a beautiful soft image.
My Next Card is also from the Baby Range and is called 'Little Sleepy Head'
Again the Sentiment comes with the image, thanks  Lili of the Valley it is such a boon to have sentiments with images.  

Hope you have enjoyed these Sneakies
Hugs all
Jacs xxxx

Little Sleepy Head

I am back to bring you another sneak peak of the soon to be release images .

This adorable cutie is Little Sleepy Head !!!

The images will be available online the 10th of Nov. But remember if you are at the NEC show Thursday they will be available to you then.

Trust me you all are going to love them ALL !!!!!

Thanks for stopping bye and keep an eye out for the DT has lots of new images in store for you to see.

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


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Sneak Peek!

Another sneak peek for you!  This one is called "Summer Perfect Present".   The blog will be very busy with sneak peeks so be sure you scroll down to see them all in case you missed something!

The sentiment you see on my card comes with the image!  So you kinda get a twofor! haha!

Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  LOTV "Summer Perfect Present"
Inks:  Prisma Pencils
Paper:  K&Co.
Tools:  Spellbinder Artisian Accents, MS Frond punch, Rolled Rose from MFT
Embellies:  My ever so favorite flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts:  Lg. Cream Trellis Rose, 25mm Cream Wild Rose, 15mm Cream Open Roses, Self Adhesive Pearls.  I used some glitter on the flowers.

Here is a close-up of the sweet image.

I know you will love this new release just like all the others.  Keep an eye on the Ideas to Inspire Blog and be sure to become a follower because all of the Design Team will be showing sneak peeks until the release.
Thank you so much for visiting us!

Hugs, Dena

Sneak Peak for LOTV

Happy Saturday dear Lily Of The Valley Friends !!!

Now I have a sneak peak for you from today !!! OHHHHHHHHHHH you all are going to love this release !! I can’t wait for you to see all of them. They will be released at the store on the 10th of November. But they will be available at a NEC show Thursday so if you are lucky enough to live close you can grab these cuties up fast.

I have used this adorable little puppy called Buckets of Love !!! Oh I just love him. He has been colored with my copic’s and the papers are from Nitwit called Grin n Bear it. Love these papers.  Now this new release, most of them come with a sentiment free so what a great deal. So start stalking Lily Of The Valley !!!

Thanks so much for stopping bye and for you lovely comments they are so appreciated.

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


a Sneak Peek

I have a Sneak Peek from the New Release from Lili of the Valley we are launching them at the big UK Hobbycrafts show at the NEC next Thursday, but they won’t be on sale on the website until the following Thursday, which is 10.11.11, so if you are at the NEC next week please come and visit our stand and be one of the first to get your hands on these delicious new images.


This little image is called Positively Pampered and comes complete with her own sentiment, when I was colouring her I decided to use the same colours as my first Fairy Tiptoes card as I am sure it is the same fairy.  IF you want to know how the card was made just visit my blog.


All thats left to say is for those of you in the UK don’t forget to put your clocks back tonight, woooooooheeeeee an extra hours sleep.  And all of you have a fabulous weekend


Jacs xxx

Winter Fun

Good morning everyone! Have you heard the news? New LOTV stamps coming out in a few weeks! Oh wait till you see, you can get a peek of what's coming on the Lili of the Valley home page. The DT will be showing you peeks soon too!
In the meantime, I've got an easel card to share with you using these two cuties, 'Toboggan for Two'. 

They look like they're having so much fun on their sled, they needed a beautiful snowy scene in the background. I love the beautiful landscape digital stamps from Motivet, a perfect match for this image. 

I colored everything with my Copics, cut out the girl and boy and popped them up on the background. I even added some Crystal Lacquer over the pond to make it look like ice. This card was a lot of fun to make, I love landscapes and I love LOTV, what a perfect combo!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Stamps: LOTV Toboggan for Two, A5 verses; Motivet digital background
Ink: Memento
Paper: SU, Heavenly White, Bazzill, shimmer white cardstock, unknown patterned paper from my stash
Tools & Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch, SU Northern Frost die, Copics, pearls, Crystal Lacquer, EK Success edge punch, organza ribbon, Spellbinders Fancy Labels


Friday, 28 October 2011


Morning Peeps, back in the world of the Internet again,  isn’t it strange how being without Internet Access makes you feel out on a limb, I have really missed everyone this week, but BT assure me that all my problems should be over now.

One good thing was I had some time to make a few cards and catch up with the dreaded housework, so here is the first of the cards I made.


   The awesome Little Bears are from Lili of the Valley the stamp is called “Christmas Bears Mistletoe” who could resist them.  For more info on the card please visit my blog here


Hugs to you all

Jacs xxxxxx

Have a Spooktacular Halloween

IMG_7608 I had to squeeze in just one more cute Halloween card before Halloween.  I just love this adorable image, Abracadabra.  It’s perfect for Halloween as well as just fun for birthday cards, boy cards, etc.  I used some patterned paper from Echo Park’s Halloween line from last year.

IMG_7611 I stamped the image on copic x-press it cardstock and colored it with copic markers.  I used these colors:
skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
clothes: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, V93, V95, V99, T3, T5, T7, T9, Y35, YR04, YR07, W1, W3
bear: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
book: Y26, YG93, YG97, YG99, W1, W3
ground: E33, E35, E37
background: Y21, (E37 – speckles)

After coloring the image, I masked it.  Then, I sprayed the background behind the image with a Y21 marker and my air compressor.  I sprayed the ground using an E37 marker.  I ended up with some over spray so I just embraced it and added a little more.  I kind of like the speckles it added to the background.  I finished the card off with some buttons and twine.

Have a Happy Friday!


Thursday, 27 October 2011

I Do

My card today is for this week’s Lili of the Valley challenge is a wedding card I was commissioned to do months back, following one of my sketches.  The image had to be none other than I Do from Lili of the Valley 


The paper is digital but right now my brain is so befuddled I have no idea where it is from, if I can remember I will update this post (although Raspberry Road rings a bell).  The sentiment is one I whipped up in Photoshop, feel free to save it if you have a use for it.  Just click on it to bring it up to full size before saving to your computer.

Bev Rochester Always and Forever

The gorgeous 30mm wild rose, Tea Rosebuds, cherry blossoms, sweetheart blossoms and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The Fretwork Heart behind the image is a Go Kreate die as is the tag.  The Heart Chain border die is from Dies to Die For.


The bride to be wanted a tag on the inside so she could write a message to her future husband.  She chose the colours and also asked for me to make the card similar to one I had done before using a different image.  I hope she liked it Smile



And before I sign off, I see there is a sneak peek on Lili of the Valley’s website of the new stamps that are going to be released on 10th November on the website but if you are going to the SECC or NEC you will be able to get hold of yours sooner!!




Wednesday, 26 October 2011

James the Bear!

Seriously cute bear huh? haha! Well, he is called "James Bear - Pile of Presents" and you can find him HERE at the LOTV Shop.  He  is colored with Distress Inks.  My papers are Bo Bunny. 

We can't be neglecting our cute older stamps now can we!?

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!


Monday, 24 October 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Hi there, another Christmas card from me today, this one is for this week’s Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge


The image was coloured with copics, and I even had the colours written on a post it note attached to the back, woooo get me …. organised or what lol

Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Beard: C1, C0
Reds: E19, R29, R24, R22 and Tuscan Red pencil
Black: C7, C5, C3 and Black pencil
Browns: E57, E55, E53, E40 and Dark Umber pencil
Greens: YG99, YG93, E81
Shading: BG000, E40, BG0000


I even managed to decorate the inside following the layout on the front of the card, and now that I have actually got space for my sewing machine even that got put to use Smile


The lace started off life white, but I spritzed it with a mixture of Tea Dye and Walnut Stain to give it a vintagey look to match the papers.



Stamps: Father Christmas stampLili of the Valley, sentiment from a Jayne Nestorenko set
Papers: Pion Design - Dies to Die For
Dies: Fancy Hearts Border Die – Crafty Sentiments, Frilly Square 6Go Kreate 
Embellishments: All Wild Orchid Crafts35mm Trellis Rose, 20mm Rose, carnation, 15mm rose, holly leaves, seam binding, lace, metal corner

Before I sign off I did not manage to get a video done on the weekend for today, but I will have one done sometime this week.



Sunday, 23 October 2011

Christmas Dance

Christmas Dance

I would like to show you this one of the  little sweet one called Christmas Dance.

I decided to something rather than my usual  blue at the moment and tried pink and black.

Stamp:  Christmas Dance   Magnolia Snowflake
Sentiment:  Happy  Circular Sentiments
Papers:  Pandura

Tools:  Spellbinders Pendants,  Round circulars  and Create a Flake
Embellishments:  Flowers -  Prima athena, Wind Orchid  
Other:  Diamond Dust  -  Stickles Star Dust
Medium Copics

Hope you'v all has yourself's a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

An Advent Calendar

Hi there, me again!  I thought I would share another of my magazine cards using the gorgeous Advent Calendar stamp from Lili of the Valley


The flowers are die cut from Marianne Design Poinsettia dies and I just popped a button in the centre after threading through Divine Twine.  The gingham ribbon, twine and buttons are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The image was coloured with Copics, colours used are R29, 27, 24, 22; YG67, 63, 61,G20; YR24, 21, Y11 and then I used E41 and E40 for the shading around the tree.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Circular Sentiments set from Lili of the Valley and the papers are Nitwit Collections.



Friday, 21 October 2011

Happy Halloween


I made also a Card with this wonderful
Halloween image
which you can get in the

Its a Digital Image called
Witch & little Cat

Happy Halloween :-)