Monday, 30 January 2012

Some special offers!

Good morning everyone, hope you all had a good weekend!  it’s quite frosty in Leeds this morning but thankfully no sign of any snow.
Just a quick reminder that we have some stamps on sale at special reduced prices for a limited time. There is a lovely selection of Spring animals along with a few of our other favourites. Have a look here on our special offers page.
This card is using Pom Pom which was the first ever stamp I bought from Lili of the Valley and still one of my most used images. You can buy her at the moment for just £3.00

Pom Pom (5)

The backing paper is made using our roses background stamp which is also on special offer. These designs are so versatile, I just stamped this with some spun sugar distress ink but you can get some amazing backgrounds by embossing with clear ink and then colouring over it with distress inks or using a resist technique.
The little heart stamp is from our fantastic new set of love sentiments
The other cards/papers are magnolia and core’dinations, the flowers and lace are from Wild Orchid crafts, and the cutting dies are Spellbinders and Nellies multi frames.

Have a good Monday x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

One for the Boys

It’s Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge today and this week our challenge is to make a card for a boy (or in my case man lol).  I have made a valentines card and although there are the usual flowers on it does it for me.



I have used Bubble Bath from Lili of the Valley, as well as the Grunge Corners and Love Sentiments.


The paper is Prima Alla Prima pad, the ribbon is Light Scallop Blue Trim and both are from Dies to Die For.

The gorgeous turquoise flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, I spritzed them with chalk white glimmer spray then inked them with Walnut Stain.


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Love Grows

My card today is a totally new colour scheme for me.  It’s not often I colour with the E93 – E99 family but I love this Prima Romantique paper so it had to be done.  The pretty lace is Grand Lace Trim but I am being frugal and cut it in half, so twice the lace for 1/2 the price lol


The stamp is Love Grows from Lili of the Valley.  I have also used the new Love Sentiments and Grunge Corners on the card.  These stamps are just totally fab and having them clear is such a bonus.

The seam binding and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used 4mm rose buds, 15mm roses, 20mm roses and 25mm hybrid tea rose

A close up of the heart from the Love Sentiments which I stamped onto Kraft in Walnut Stain then stamped the Cherish sentiment in black ink.


The inside showing the Grunge Corners in use, love them (think I already said that lol)


A close up of the image, I coloured the sky with the ink and brush technique (video tutorial on my Video Tutorials page.


And that’s it from me today, must dash Smile



Sunday, 22 January 2012

New candy up and a winner

Just a quick post to let you know this week's candy is now up on the Candy Page,

and the winner of last week's candy is

#298 - Nannapat

Congratulations Nannapat, please email me to claim your prize

Saturday, 21 January 2012

New Lili of the Valley stamps out now!!!


Lili of the Valley have launched their new Love Sentiments and Grunge Corners.  I have been using them for the past few days and they are going to be the stamps that never get put away Smile  I love the grunge corners, at last a grungy look with clear stamps so no more guess work!!

As well as these two new A5 clear sheets which are great value at £12.50, they also have some fantastic Spring offers on 20 stamps on a new Special Offers Page.

For those of you waiting for new cute images, don’t worry, the LOTV girls are working some amazing new designs which will be out in the next couple of months.

Friday, 20 January 2012

All our dreams

Hi there, a quick post to share the card I made for Lili’s Little Fairies challenge – Lavender and Lace.  I sneaked some buttery yellow in to warm the lavender …. I’m not fussed on purples, lavenders and lilacs much.  Give me pink any day Rolling on the floor laughing


I have used All our dreams from Lili of the Valley and only had a scrap of the dotty paper which fitted the tag card that I had been fiddling with so job’s a good’un – card done Smile 

The 25mm hybrid tea rose, 15mm roses, 10mm roses, 6mm rose buds and lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts.



Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lazy Afternoon

Good morning,
Like many crafters I really struggle with male cards,
but every time I do need to make one I always reach for one of the LOTV boys/men images.
They are all just so gorgeous!
I made this card for my father-in-law, using my particular favourite, "Lazy Afternoon"
you'll find the stamp available here.

for more details please feel free to visit my blog

Don't forget the fabulous new stamps available from midnight on Saturday
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Some Fabulous New Stamps – Coming Soon!


Here’s a sneak peek of our new clear stamps which will be available on the website from midnight on Saturday

There are 2 A5 sheets, one with some useful grunge corners and the other is a selection of ‘love’ sentiments

There are also going to be some great Spring offers coming up so make sure you don’t miss them!



A New Baby Girl

Hi dear Lili of the Valley friends,

today I want to share with you another card of me ... this time I`ve made a baby card using the cute image *Baby Girl* and I selected also a matching sentiment of the For You Circular Sentiment Set, both from Lili of the Valley.

I thought the beautiful papers of Magnolia are just perfect for this cute image and I finally managed to make some Spiral Roses :O)

Stamps: Baby Girl & For You Circular Sentiments from Lili of the Valley

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Sending happy smiles and lots of hugs

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New weekly candy up

Hi Peeps,

Just a quick post to let you know that this week's candy is now up on the Weekly Candy Page

Sorry it's late, I am still totally out of sync after the holidays!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Mega candy prize winner

Wow, 876 entries for our mega candy!  We’ll have to do this more often Smile

The winner of the candy is

#824 Marie


Congratulations Marie, please email me to claim your prize

Exciting News!


Morning! It’s a lovely sunny and frosty day here in Leeds.

If you wondered what we have been doing here at Lili of the Valley recently, we have been beavering away getting ready new ideas & designs, and we’ve also got some other exciting news too!

We have new premises in Farsley in Leeds where we are creating a lovely shop for you to visit.

As well as being able to buy all our LOTV stamps and die cuts designs, there will be lots of card samples & inspiration for you to look at and even space for workshops, colouring classes and open days too!

It will be great to be able to welcome you to Lili of the Valley, so watch this space for more details and our official opening which will be in the next month!


image for blog

Quick Flicks

Woohoo!  I have at last managed to complete the series of videos colouring Under the Mistletoe.  Sorry it has taken so long, but Christmas got in the way!

Apologies for the mess with the green, I should have checked the markers were all full before starting the video! 

Have a great week


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Goodbye Jacqui

It’s with regret that we want to let you know that Jacqui Dennis has stepped down from our Design Team due to other commitments. 
Jacqui has been with us as one of our official card designers for many years and has played a key role in making Lili of the Valley what it is today.  She will be sorely missed. 
We’d like to say goodbye and good luck Jacqui and thanks so much for all that you’ve done for us.  We wish you all the best in the future.  Hope you keep in touch.

Super Duper Mega Candy

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We have some super duper mega candy to welcome in the New Year for you from those lovely girlies at Lili of the Valley.


We have TWELVE, yes TWELVE stamps to give away to one lucky winner, and the winner even gets to choose which stamps they want!  And what do you have to do?  Nothing much really, just pop your name in the linky below and spread the word on your blog (sidebar is fine).  If you don’t have a blog please don’t worry, you are still more than welcome to enter, just skip the box that asks for your URL and just enter your name and email address (your email address is not visible to anyone).

We will draw a winner next Sunday, so good luck!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Never too old for Cupcake

Hi there,

A quick post from me to share the card I have made for this week’s  Lili’s Little Fairies challenge.  I have used Never too old for cupcake  from Lili of the Valley Stamp.


I started off with a Craftwork Cards scalloped base card, added some old Papermania papers then lace, pearls  and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts with a couple of punched butterflies and job done Smile



Monday, 9 January 2012

The Chocolate Factory

  I love these little mice, they are perfect for all sorts of cards and they are a doddle to colour too.  The one I have used today is The Chocolate Factory.  The sentiment is from the For You Sentiments set also from LOTV.



The paper is K&Co Sweet Nectar from Dies to Die For, the gorge guipure lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used sweetheart blossoms and 30mm wild rose




Sunday, 8 January 2012

Pottering Around


Happy Sunday Lili of the Valley followers, thought I would just pop on here and post a card to cheer up your day, I defy anyone not to smile at these gorgeous Mice are Nice stamps from the Autumn Release.


This is called   The Potting Shed and is a fantastic stamp for spring birthdays, I made this card for a pull out and keep article in this months  Papercraft Essentials.  The papers used on this little rocker card are from Nitwits Collections Butterfly Kisses, I also cut the Doo Hickey Die flowers from the same paper.


I used Copics and Polychromos Pencils to colour the images the colours used are:

E53, E51, E50 R20 for the mice,

B04, B00, B0000, R83, R81RV000, RV000, BV01, BV00, BV000, YR21, YG67, YG63, E71, E70, E40 Flowers, Plant Pots and Fence.

have a good day


Jacqui xxx

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Little Sleepy Head

Happy Saturday!  I thought I would share the card I made for the first Lili’s Little Fairies challenge, which is the new home for all things “Lili of the Valley” challenges Smile


The image is Little Sleepy Head with matching sentiment from Lili of the Valley, the papers are from a My Minds Eye pad -  Honey Cake,  and of course the gorgeous flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the lace and Divine Twine.

The image was coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils and the colours used are

Bear E35, E31, E30 and light umber pencil
Bed: E43, E41, E40 and warm grey 50% pencil
Aqua: BG11, G10, BG70
Gold: YR21, Y11




Friday, 6 January 2012

Take Care Of Yourself

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The image was colored only with Copic Markers – the Paper is by Maja Design and the cute image is by Lili of the Valley “Milly Cuddle Time”– Sentiment is Stampin up.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Happy New Year

Good morning and a happy New Year to all our lovely followers.  Hope you had a fantastic Christmas, we have really enjoyed our break and are now ready to go again.  The Website is now open and taking orders.

This is a very exciting and busy time for us and we will have some  awesome news to share with you next week.   We also have some exciting plans for this blog, with lots more inspiration and  projects, designed by our brilliant  Design Team, to share with you, we are really excited about  all these new plans and cannot wait to share them with you.


Just a quick reminder that the first  Lilis Little Fairies Challenge  started today the theme this week is “New beginnings” , so do hope you can pop over and join us, here is a card by one of our new Challenge Designers Elise just click Here to see the rest of the DT cards and find out more about the challenge.





We will be back with more cards and inspiration soon