Wednesday, 30 November 2011

12 Days of Christmas Event

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means our 12 days of Christmas event starts tomorrow!!  So please do pop back here every day as there will be a give away each day for the next 12 days with an amazing grand prize up for grabs on the last day, you won't want to miss it!!


LOTV sale news and a posh new currency converter!!


Check out Lili of the Valley’s updated website, which now finally has a currency converter for all our overseas customers!! It’s really easy to use so you never have to wonder anymore how much you are spending!

And now is the time to try it out, as there is 10% off and free postage on all orders – the best ever discount on the LOTV store. The offer runs until 5pm (UK time) on Wednesday 30th November. So if you want to buy someone a stamping gift, or treat yourself to an early Christmas present, now’s your chance.  It’s a small thank you for all your custom throughout the year! Look out for more ideas and videos added to the new look site by the New Year.

Delight in Simple Things

Hei there.. today I have a few “springy” things to show you. This weekend I was busy with a order I got through my Etsy store for some baby items. I made this card sometime last week using one of Lili Of The Valley’s new images called “Never too old for a cupcake” The stamp comes with the cute sentiment but it was a bit large for my layout. I love stamp sets like that – what a great deal to get a image AND a sentiment for the same money. Most of you what a little sucker iam for sentiments. hahahahha

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Papers are by Stampin up 
Gems and crochet ribbon is by: The Ribbon Girls

hop on over to the ribbon girls blog challenge no #13 for the colour challenge “PINK AND WHITE
Other: Liquid Applique , Stickles, Spellbinder lacy circles, little pearl Stickers can be found at Cute Stamps and cards

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Right now iam sitting close to my sewing machine Smile I have sew a little sack close to stuff with some fibers, to finally finish my pin cushions. My “master plan” is to finish all my knitted and most of my crochet stuff that’s been sitting here but the ends have not been waved it. I can not tell you how much I dislike to do this job. By the time I have something “finished” I have the next project in mind I and I think – oh I wave the ends in tonight but it never happens. I literally have stuff from last winter sitting in my closet that has to be finished!

Moonlight Wishes

Can you believe Christmas is less than a month away?!  I can’t believe how quickly the year is speeding by.  Since my kiddos started school, it seems like I blink and another month is gone!  I’m hoping to get a few more Christmas cards made before I need to get them mailed out.

Today, I thought I would share a card that I made with one of the Lili of the Valley Christmas images called Moonlight Wishes.  This was one of my favorite images from the Christmas releases this past summer.

There is just something so sweet about this image!  I stamped the image on copic x-press it cardstock with tuxedo black memento ink.  Then, I colored it with  these copic markers: YG93, YG95, YG97, R24, R27, R46, R89, W1, W3, Y15, Y17, E35, YG17, YG67, E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R02, colorless blender.  I created a mask with eclipse masking tape.  Then, I used a BG72 copic marker and my air compressor to spray the sky.  I added some glitter to the moon and stars and some white fun flock the the ball on her cap.

I used some patterned papers from October Afternoon’s new Holiday Style paper pad.  I added some crocheted lace from May Arts and some baker’s twine.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley’s Grunge Christmas Postmarks stamp set.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Hello dear friends !!

I wanted to show you a CAS card I made. This is one of the new images from Lily Of The Valley. This is Summer. Isn’t she a cutie??

I colored her with my copic’s and used some Spica Glitter Pens on her. The papers I have used today are from K&Co.

The sentiment I have used is also from Lily Of The Valley using a die from Go Kreate.

Well that is it from me today. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thanks so much for stopping bye, I so appreciate it and all your lovely comments you leave.

Don't forget the sale going on over at Lily of the Valley. 10% off and free shipping. A great deal. And a great way to get those Christmas goodies for your friends !!

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


Musical Christmas

Hi dear Lili of the Valley friends,

I´ve made another christmas card and therefore I`ve chosen the lovely image *Musical Christmas* from Lili of the Valley and I used this time the colour combo green/red AND of course some wonderful papers of Maja Design ;O)

Stamps: Musical Christmas & Grunge Christmas Postmarks from Lili of the Valley
Sentiment: Christmas Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

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


Monday, 28 November 2011

Quick Flicks Monday

Hi there, I’m back with the follow on from last week’s Quick Flicks colouring tutorial.  This week I’ve concentrated on colouring brown.


Have a great week



Sunday, 27 November 2011

Weekly candy winner

The new candy is now up here.

This week's candy winner (£10 Lili of the Valley voucher) is

Fiona L

Congratulations Fiona, please email me to claim your voucher.

LOTV New Launch

Here is one of the new LOTV New Launch and this is one called Friends Forever

The Friends Forever image is coloured with Copics. The papers are part of  Bo Bunny
The sentiment is a Mixture Circular with added Friends Forever with it.



My flowers are used to Wild Orchid Crafts

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've had a great weekend although I think many of you feel by heavy winds like we have here!!

Little Trumpet

Hello everyone, another card added to the Christmas card pile, ready to be stamped, sealed and delivered. I'm getting there, slowly but surely!

This time I used 'Little Trumpet' for my card, and I just had to paper piece her gown. It looks like a rich, velvety damask with a bit of shading with my Copics. Just like an angel should have, lol!

The papers are from Kaisercraft, I am loving their Christmas paper pads this season! I also love that they have some coordinating die cuts in the back of the paper pad, easy to add some fancy touches to my layout.
The little silver bells and the pretty wood star are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Well I'm off to relax on my one day off from work this week, laundry, cleaning and some more stamping, lol! What a way to relax, right?!

Thanks for peeking in,


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Heaven Sent

Hi everyone,

I want to share with you another card of me ... this time I`ve  made a baby card using the cute image *Heaven Sent* from Lili of the Valley. This image included the sentiment *A Baby is a Blessing sent  from Heaven*, which I´ve placed on a tag and then hidden behind the image.


Have a wonderful weekend all and thanks for stopping by.


Cake Glorious Cake!

It’s the weekend!  Woohoo!!  There are some exciting things happening over the coming days at Lili of the Valley so keep yer eyes peeled here ladies Winking smile

Today’s card is one I made a while back using the sweet image Cake Glorious Cake from the latest release.


The gorgeous flowers and silk ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also used some cheesecloth behind the image, new in stock at Wild Orchid Crafts.

The papers are MME Lost and Found Blush from Dies to Die For, the colours are gorgeous in this pad. The swirl die is a Doo Hickey, also from Dies to Die For.


Isn’t she just the cutest lol.

Have a fab weekend



Thursday, 24 November 2011

Watering Can


I've made some sort of a Gate-Fold Card for today's Challenge #122 at Lili of the Valley :)
I've used the super cute LOTV image called "Watering Can", along with a couple of sentiments that comes along with some of the other new images :)

Stamps: Lili of the Valley - "Watering Can" & sentiments from Summer - "Garden Angel" & "Perfect Present".
Colouring: Prismacolor Premier Pencils.

Thanks for visiting - have a great day!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Santa Mail

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Reminds me of something I want to do with my kids each year Smile At Macy’s there is a red mail box and I tell my kids we are going there to drop the list off for Santa. Last year I got myself out of it – I told them that I had posted the letter while they were in school and I was at the mail office lol.

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this card has been ordered from Sonja quite a long time ago – I just had such a hard time to find a paper I liked with it. I thought I would need papers with reds but also lots of other colors so I can color the clothes in. After I had given up digging through all the pads I have – I just started coloring and it came together so easy and I did not even need many colors.

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to the card Smile
Supplies on it are as always Copic pens
Then paper is by Echo Park 12x12 – I must say I love it – I have the entire pack almost used up (shared half with a friend)
Stamps: Lili of the Valley Lots of Letters
Sentiments: Postmark clear this is really a great set to have and best of all they are back in stock! You might want to hurry with them – If you like them. They have been sold out just earlier this week.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Quick Flicks Monday

Morning ladies,I’m back with this week’s Quick Flicks.   I’ve had lots of requests to do a tutorial on colouring reds, so here it is.  I will continue to colour this image over the coming weeks to demonstrate colouring with greens, browns and gold until the image is complete.



Moonlight Wishes

Hiya all,

here I am again with another card of me. This time I´ve chosen the lovely image Moonlight Wishes from Lili of the Valley and matching to it, I´ve cut out some stars with my slice, which I`ve covered with a lot of glitter, just as the stars on the image :O) I also used the wonderful Grunge Christmas Postmarks, love this kind of stamps so much!

Medium: Prismacolor Pencils & White Spirit

Have a wonderful day and thanks for swinging by.


Sunday, 20 November 2011


Hi Peeps,

Just to let you know that this week's candy is now up hereAnd also, we have a winner!!
#162 Rufus.

Congratulations sweets, please email me to claim your voucher.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Garden Angel

Here’s another of those adorable new Summer stamps from Lili of the Valley, this little sweetie is called Summer Garden Angel.  And no surprises….. the card is PINK!  I just can’t help myself rofl.


The paper is Echo Park Victorian Garden from Dies to Die For.  I have used the Doo Hickey Lovely Fence die instead of lace for a change.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch.

The scrummy flowers and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I adhered 10mm roses to the fence and bow.  Those dinky little roses were made for this die I think.  I finished it off with a 30mm wild rose, sweetheart blossoms and 8mm semi open roses.




Friday, 18 November 2011

Musical Christmas Exploding Box

Hello blog friends, I've made another exploding box using Musical Christmas from the latest Christmas release. I love making these, they're time consuming, but the end result is just so impressive! 
Here's the outside, all closed up in a pretty package.

And when you slide off the top, voila! A little holiday scene and floating snowflakes pop out at you. 

I decorated little die cut pine trees with gold tinsel and red pearls. 

The poinsettias are cut from vellum using a Spellbinders die, sponged with a bit of color before assembling.

The snowflakes are a SU die strip, frosted with German glass glitter and attached to thin strips of acetate.

I can't wait to send this to a very special person this Christmas!
Thanks for looking, I appreciate all the wonderful comments.

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Memento, Distress, Marvy Heritage, Distress
Paper: Bazzill, PTI vellum, Kaisercraft, gold mirror c/s, Hammermill, Cascata
Tools & Supplies: SU Northern Frost die strip, glass glitter, Spellbinders Poinsettia dies, Copics, rhinestones, Scor Pal, PTI tree die, pearls, tinsel, gold embossing powder, red satin ribbon


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Rosie with Cake

Hi dear friends,

just wanted to share with you another card of me ... this time I used sweet Rosie with Cake, love her so much and coloured her in pink/blue, my favorite colours :O) It´s the first time that I used some crocket flowers and I am quite happy with it ...

Medium: Prismacolor Pencils & White Spirit

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Hugs and smiles

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Little Sleepy Head

I wanted to show you a sweet little card I made using one of the latest images from Lili of the Valley and this image is so darn cute that I could just squeeze that little cuddled down bear!! He is Little Sleepy Head and he was colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers adding a touch of Prisma Glitter to the mobile. The base of the card is Bazzill, the double matting is PTI, the DP is from the Kaisercraft Lullaby Collection, and all background panels are machine stitched. I used an IO Shake It and cut out the openings with a Nestie, surrounding the image with some lovely blue lace. I filled the shake it with It's A Boy confetti from the local party shop. For the horizontal I used some polka dot grosgrain and dangled a baby footsies charm from the double flat bow.Finally I added a baby boy bead bracelet and some polka dot buttons to the corners!

The inside is very simple, adding another horizontal with double flat bow to the first panel and on the jotting panel, a sentiment from the For You Circular Sentiments set and several baby buttons.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and we would love to have you visit here often!! Until the next time, big hugs from Jacque!

May your layers be many & your frosting be thick

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Hi friends … finished an other Lili of the Valley card. This card was ordered and I just loved to make it. This new Lili of the Valley image “Cake Glorious cake” is just too sweet and as you know all stamps have been released today!!!! I went with some pretty Stampin up papers I had saved up for a very long time.
The pinks are from the RV 000 range – I hardly ever color with the RV range but it turned out to be okay.

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Sentiment: Stampin up
butterflies and swirls are Recollections – found them at Michaels

lots of love