Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A calendar for Mum, and goodbye Lena …

Good morning bloggers, it’s the 29th of February - I wonder if anyone has made or received a surprise proposal today? Don’t miss your chance or you’ll have to wait 4 more years lol!

March is going to be busy on the blog, remember there is a new post on here every single day and we’re hoping to give you lots of hints, tips and ideas for card making, gifts and even scrapbooking.
We are going to have 2 themes again, and for March the first one is Mum. I’m sure lots of you will be wanting some inspiration for Mother’s day cards and gifts so I promise you that there will be plenty a taster here is a fabulous little calendar by our Lena Katrine

Lena is leaving our design team to go back to her studies so this will be her last post on our blog.
She's been an amazing DT member and has produced the most incredible work for us, we will all miss her and we're hoping that she will find the time to pop back occasionally as a guest designer for us.

29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 1  
        29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 2

Teddy for Mum (project):
When you're having a lot of friends and family, it's quite easy to forget someone's Birthday, so I decided to make a Birthday Calendar to keep up with all the Birthdays during the year. I've recycled a simple Photo Frame Album from IKEA, but I'll guess you can make the rack by using cardstock and a Bind-It-All machine.
I cut green cardstock a little bit smaller than the plastic rack, and added panels of white cardstock and patterned paper.
The template to the calendar, I got from my friend Marianne, but I resized it, and changed the the letters and numbers like I wanted them. I printed out the calendar on copy paper 280g - the same as I coloured my image on. The image is just perfect for a February posting, since we celebrate Mothers Day in February here in Norway.
I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes, and set eyelets to fit the rings on the rack

29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 4  
         29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 5

Recycled Photo Frame Album from IKEA
Birthday Calendar Site February
Size: 14 x 19 cm
Ink: Memento - Pitch Black, Distress Ink - Bundled Sage.
Colouring: Prismacolor Premier Pencils.
Papers: Bildmålarna - Picnic "Butterflies", Bazzill - ivory & sage cardstock, copy paper 280g.
Tools: Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace corner punch, EK Success - corner rounder punch, Crop-A-Dile, craft knife.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Chrysanthemums, Carnations, Open Paper Roses 20 mm & 15 mm, Heather Stem Flowers & Self Adhesive Pearls, Stickles - Diamond, eyelets.

Beautiful and unique as always from Lena, we wish her all the best for the future and if you'd like to see more of her work you can visit her blog here

Thanks for looking, tomorrow we’ll have some more news about what will be happening on the blog in March and a fabulous card from our Bev x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Gift Wrapped, and some news ...

Nearly the end of February already, can you believe it?

We have some news for you today, we're delighted to tell you that we will be holding Mini Make and Takes at The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza show in Harrogate on both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 2012. 
You can come along and create with our very own colouring guru Bev Rochester  using promarkers and our latest goodies!

There's no need to book, just come along to our stand at the show and take a seat!

There is also a breakfast workshop each day (booking required)
Saturday is sold out but I think there is still availability on the Sunday

Spring is hopefully just around the corner, but for now we have a card by Dawny P using gift wrapped, these lovely bright Spring colours should cheer everyone up!!

28 Feb - Dawny - Gift Wrapped

Don’t forget to enter our weekly blog candy draw here, you can be in with a chance of winning a £10 Lili of the Valley voucher and there is a new draw every week

Make sure you come back tomorrow for news about what will be on the blog in March, and there will be a lovely card to show you from Lena Katrine

Monday, 27 February 2012

2 projects to share with you today



Good morning everyone, hope you all had a lovely weekend

We have  a treat for you today, Pops has 2 projects to share with you

This fabulous little notebook is first up, she made it with our messy messages stamp. You can get this stamp and a selection of our other favourites for just £3.00 on our special offers page

Pops kindly sent us this to display in our new shop and it is the cutest little book, it would make a gorgeous gift …



27 Feb - Pops - Messy Messages 1


Today I am sharing a little notebook with you that I made using up scraps of paper and Messy Messages...


27 Feb - Pops - Messy Messages 2


I have stamped my image on to Neenah Card and coloured with markers, pencils and chalks, I have distressed the edges with chalks as always. I have used up scraps of MME Breeze, I love to saves scraps up for things like this.

I have used a notebook punch for the edge of the paper, and a Bracket Tab Die for the side.

I have added a little pearl Heart and then popped it all in my Bind It All machine to create my little notebook. I have used up scraps of Sky Blue Seam Binding to the rings for a bit of texture and on the letter I have stamped a heart from the new Love Sentiments and then added some Stardust....

The second project for you today from Pops is a tag card made with bunches of love which is also on special offer at £3.00 for a limited time

27 Feb - Pops - Bunches Of Love 1



I have coloured my image with markers, pencils and chalks, the papers are scrap bits of MME Blink of an eye and Everyday Flair, all the edges have been distressed with chalk ink, I have added some Fabric behind the image, I have used Kraft Card and stamped my Sentiment on to it, I have also added a Corner Stamp to the back piece, I have added a tiny bit of scrap ric a rac, some scrap Lace and a string of Pearls, I have added some Blooms and 10mm Open Roses, I have punched my own leaves and added lots of Stardust for extra sparkle...


27 Feb - Pops - Bunches Of Love 2


I have made the tag myself, these are perfect for using up scraps…

  1. Take a bit if card stock and cut to 15cm by 29.5cm.
  2. Fold in over at 13cm.
  3. Cut of the corners to create your tag.
  4. Decorate as you would like it to be.
  5. Cut a scallop and plain circle and glue together, then fold in half.
  6. Pop this over the top of your tag card and punch a hole through the centre.
  7. I have used wet glue and an eyelet.
  8. Using up scraps of ribbon and lace for the top.

Thanks Pops for those, they’re both lovely and I hope everyone will have a go themselves

Make sure you visit tomorrow when we’ll be showing another lovely card from Dawny P


Sunday, 26 February 2012

Weekly candy winner and new candy up

The new blog candy is up on the weekly blog candy page and, this week’s weekly blog candy winner is

#198 Debbie D

Congratulations Debbie, please email me to claim your £10 voucher.

A little romance!

Welcome back everyone, how's your weekend so far?

We have a new post every day, a candy draw each week to win a £10 Lili of the Valley voucher (enter here on our weekly blog candy page)  and also sneak peeks of our new stamp ranges

Todays card is made by Fleur and uses our together forever stamp

26 Feb - Fleur - Together Forever

Kraft card stock,
Nestabilities ~ Scalloped rectangles,
Prima papers ~ Botanicals,
Doo~Hickey ~ Fence, Small dragonfly & Swirl,
SU ~ Scalloped circle punch & corner punch,
Marianne ~ English rose,
DieNamics ~ Daisy,
Wild Orchid ~ Sweet heart flowers,
Sentiments ~ LOTV, For you sentiments set 7  & Greetings Postmarks
Tim Holtz DIs ~ Aged mahogany, Antique linen, Scattered straw, Frayed burlap & Walnut stain,

Scrim and pearls.

Thanks for looking, you can visit Fleur’s blog here and tomorrow we have a fabulous card and a project from Pops so make sure you stop by!

Don't forget to leave a comment and let us know what you think of our blog and the cards, we'll be randomly drawing some prize winners from the comments that are left.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you tomorrow!


Saturday, 25 February 2012

The Little Things

Hello bloggers, hope everyone is well this morning. It looks set to be a nice weekend so maybe Spring is just around the corner at last.

Make sure you come back often as we have a new card or project to show you every single day.

Today we have the cutest card to share with you made by Claudia Rosa

25 Feb - Claudia Rosa - The little Things 2

Lili of the Valley stamp -  The little things 
Sentiment, Stampin up
Paper: My Minds Eye
Spellbinder circle and lacy circle
Embellishments: WOC,Prima Marketing, Websters Pages Sparkler, Paper Doily, The Ribbon Girl, Tim Holtz, Recollections
Schuhe: W6/0/3
Hintergrund: Slate Grey
Haare: E50/31/Dark umber
Boden: W00/YG93 olive green
Gesicht: E000/00/R20/13 Terra Cotta
Kleider: R32/30/00/35/24 warm grey 90%
B0000/06/02 true blue, cool grey 90%
E44/43/47/41 Warm Grey 90%

25 Feb - Claudia Rosa - The little Things 3

Take a look at Claudia’s work on her blog and make sure you pop back tomorrow for another card from our lovely Fleur

Friday, 24 February 2012

Teddy For Mum

Good morning everyone, it's a bit of a miserable drizzly start in Leeds after a lovely day yesterday.

 Hope you managed to get hold of the latest stamps, we’ve been so busy the last few days that a few of them are out of stock but they'll be back soon – we're thrilled that you are loving the new designs!

We'd like to know what you think of our blog, our products, the cards etc so please do leave a comment and let us know that you've visited.
We'll be be drawing some random winnners from the comments to win a small prize.

Don't forget that we also have the weekly draw to win a £10 voucher which you can enter here

Todays card is by Katarina and is using our teddy for mum stamp, this is so effective using the patterned papers as the landscape

Supplies Used:
Stamps: LOTV Teddy for Mum, Papertrey Ink flower stems
Ink: Distress
Papers: Memory Box, Hammermill, Core'dinations
Tools & Accessories: My Favourite Things grass die, McGill Petite Petals Flower Punch, PTI cloud die, wool felt, embroidery floss, red seed beads, Copics, Soufflé pens, Crystal Lacquer

Hope you liked todays card, take a look at Katarina’s blog here to see more of her work and make sure you stop by tomorrow when we’ll have another card to show you from Claudia Rosa

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Good Morning Crafters!


How is everyone this morning? – very well I hope.

Thanks for visiting our blog, don’t forget to make a regular stop here as there is a new post every single day with cards, projects, hints and tips as well as a sneaky look at the new stamps we have coming out.

Todays card is by Dena and uses the never too old for cupcake stamp

23 Feb - Dena - Never Too Old For Cupcake


Dena has also used one of our circular sentiments, this one is from set 8 ‘happy’ but we have lots to choose from – take a look at them here along with our other clear stamp sheets

Hope you enjoyed seeing todays card, you can visit Dena’s blog if you would like to see more of her work and we have a gorgeous card to show you tomorrow by Katarina


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Bunny Cupcakes


Good morning bloggers, welcome to the Lili of the Valley ‘Ideas to Inspire’ blog

Today we have a fabulous card from Bev using our bunny cupcakes stamp which is on sale at the moment for £3.00. Take a look at our special offers page for a selection of Spring animals and a few of our favourite stamps all at special reduced prices.


22 Feb - Bev - Bunny Cupcakes 1



22 Feb - Bev - Bunny Cupcakes 2

Bunny Cupcakes Card – supplies
Paper is Echo Park, shaped card is die cut with a large Go Kreate die from A4 card.  Coloured with Copics and Pencils -  Bunnies C3, 1, 0, 00 and black pencil, clothing R85, R83, R81 and mulberry pencil, grass YG693, 61, G20.  Embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have a look at Bev’s popular blog and make sure you come back tomorrow when we have a card by Dena to show you

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

3D Tent Card


Good morning crafters, thanks for visiting our Ideas to Inspire blog.

Don’t forget to enter our weekly candy draw to win a £10 voucher here


This amazing 3D tent card was made by Moni



                                                    21 Feb - Moni - Teddy For Mum 1    21 Feb - Moni - Teddy For Mum 5   


Recipe for the Tent Card:

Stamps: Teddy for Mum from Lili of the Valley

Papers: Cardstock from Stash, Patterned Paper: Magnolia


                                                     21 Feb - Moni - Teddy For Mum 3    21 Feb - Moni - Teddy For Mum 4


Tools: Scor Pal, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Circles & Spellbinders Scallop Circles, Doo Hickey Swedish Lace Die, Heart Die/Whiff of Joy, Butterfly Punch/Martha Stewart, Oval Punches/Stampin`Up!, Sewing Machine

Embellishments: Half Pearls, Ribbon/Stampin`Up!, Distress Crackle Paint/Tim Holtz, Scrappers Floss/Ranger, Roses from stash

Sentiment: hÄnglar stamp; stÄnglar
Medium: Prismacolor Pencil & White Spirit

Colours used:
Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Black, Pink Rose, Henna, Blush Pink, Hot Pink, Process Red, Dahlia Purple, Magenta, Mediterranean Blue, Non Photo Blue, Slate Grey

Take a look at Moni’s blog here and tomorrow we’ll have another card for you by Bev so don’t forget to stop by


Have a good day x


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Weekly and Mega Candy Winners and new candy now up!!

Winners, winners, we have winners!!!

First up is the winner of our weekly candy (£10 voucher) and that’s you ….



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





And now for the winner of the Mega Candy  (the entire new release that goes on sale at midnight).  And that’s you ….



Congratulations June, please email me your address to claim your prize.  Please put LOTV Mega Candy winner in the subject line

Sneak Peeks on Parade!

Woohoo!  It’s almost that time when you can go and order your new stamps from Lili of the Valley they go on sale midnight tonight so get ya fingers ready on your mouse to get yours!
We thought we would put all the sneak peeks “on parade” in case you can’t make your mind up,  and here they are
Basket of Roses
1 basket of roses
Wish upon a star
2 wish upon a star
3 blossom
Moving Day
8 moving day
Easter Sweeties
9 easter sweeties
A special Gift
5 a special gift
Make a Wish
27 make a wish
Dainty Dancer
32 dainty dancer
Party Girl
31 party girl
Baby with Bunny
10 baby with bunny
Baby with Teddy
13 baby with teddy
24 blossom
Hoppy Easter
Easter Sweeties
22 easter sweeties
Dainty Dancer
14 dainty dancer
Pretty Bouquet
11 pretty bouquet
27 puppy love
Special Gift
23 special gift
Hoppy Easter
19 hoppy easter
Moving Day
Baby with Teddy
15 baby with teddy
Basket of Roses
29 basket of roses
Wish upon a star
4 wish upon a star
Pretty Bouquet
6 pretty bouquet
Party Girl
17 party girl
Puppy Love
7 puppy love
Special Gift
30 special gift
Baby with Bunny
16 baby with bunny
Easter Sweeties
18 easter sweeties
Make a wish
25 make a wish
Wish upon a star
26 wish upon a star
Special Gift
12 special gift