Thursday, 31 May 2012

Best Dress, and thanks Elise…


Good morning lovely crafters and thanks again for popping by

Today is the last day of May (seems like 2 minutes since I was saying that at the end of April, where did it go??) and therefore we have to say goodbye to our fabulous guest designer for the month Elise


Here are a few words from Elise as this is her last post for us as guest DT;

"It's my final card for LOTV Inspiration as a Guest Designer, and I would like to say Thank You to all the Lili of the Valley girls and all you lovely followers for having me! It's been an honour and a pleasure to be on here having fun with these most beautiful stamps and designers! I truly loved and enjoyed my time here! Thank you for the sweet comments that makes me smile and keeps me motivated. I know I'll definitely keep coming back here for gorgeous Inspiration!"



We’ve enjoyed having you Elise! You’ve loved  the work that she has done for us throughout May …and this card is going to be no exception

4 Elise May Best Dress



Supply list for this card:

Image:  Best Dress 

Papers:  Recollection "Union Square"

Medium:  Distress Inks

Other:  Wild Orchid Crafts  flowers, Magnolia Die Cut Swirl


How gorgeous is this? You can check our more of Elise’s work on her own personal blog here

Make sure stop by tomorrow for news of our guest designer for June and also some great Jubilee giveaways.

Have a lovely day x


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

It’s sunny again!

Good morning, I hope you’re all well today.

I’ve got a few days off work and had planned to do allsorts around the house, I've ended up doing nothing but potter about in the garden and play with my dog! We so rarely get weather like this in the UK I feel I ought to be outside and make the most of it.

I was hoping to fit in some crafting while I’ve got the house to myself but my craft room is in the attic and it’s like a furnace up there so I’ve had to put that on hold which is a shame. The attic is great but not so good in the summer, I think I might have to invest in a a little air conditioning unit for up there.

This is a card I made for our showroom and I thought it was a bright and cheery one to share with you today.
The image is Milly flower power. It was coloured beautifully by June but did prove a bit of a challenge for me because it’s not colours I would normally choose.

Millie Flower Power Blog May 12

Core’dinations card
Doohickey doily die
Memory Box flower die
Distress stickles
Ribbon and pearls from The Ribbon Girl
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
The sentiment if from our Set 8 - happy circular sentiments
Sorry, the patterned paper was from my stash and I don’t know the make if it, it was a lucky match!
Quick edit - the striped paper is Doodlebug (thanks Squirrel!)

That’s it from me for today, I’m going to try and do a few chores before the sun comes out and I get lazy again!
Make sure you keep stopping by, we’re planning some fantastic giveaways to celebrate the Jubilee weekend so don’t miss out!

PS. I’d love it if you’d have a little peek at my own blog which you can find here

Anne x

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Dainty Dancing

Hello dear friends,

today it´s my turn to show you a little something from me ... I´ve decided to make a gift box for a little princess, which I´ve first colored with acrylic paint in pink and after that I´ve spotted it with the color white. Then I covered the lid with my favourite paper Bittersweet from Basic Grey and used the sweet image Dainty Dancing from Lili of the ValleyThe sentiments are from the Vintage Sentimens - Just To Say and Simply Sophisticated collection, which you also can find at the shop of Lili of the Valley, as well as the frame from the Cute as a Button collection, in which I´ve stamped the words.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by today.

Lots of hugs 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Candy Winner

The winner of this week’s £10 voucher is

142.  Faye Loseby

Congratulations Faye, please email me to claim your prize.

The new candy will be up on the blog at 9.30 pm.

Birthday Fairy

Good morning everyone I hope that it is a nice sunny day for you all where ever you are, today I am sharing Birthday Fairy with you, she is one of my favourite stamps I know I say that about them all but the girls are my favourites...

I have been feeling in a minty mood for a few day and I think the mint colours suit her, I was inspired by a peppermint Aero I do not like chocolate but I do like the smell of those, she has been coloured with Copics and a touch of white pen, I have added some Stardust for sparkle, the sentiment is from the new Handwritten Phrases and I have stamped one on the inside too along with the Grudge Corners....

Thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Saturday, 26 May 2012

A gift idea for a footie lover

Good morning Fleur here, 
YAY, It's the weekend, hope you are having the lovely weather we've had.

I have a quick card & gift idea to share today.

First up is the card, and I'm sure you'll all agree these are not my normal colours 
but I feel they suit the image well.

I have made a milk carton for some treats & a small bookmark.
I have laminated the bookmark to protect it a bit.

I have used:
LOTV ~ Super Striker, (I've just noticed he's out of stock, but keep checking back)
You really must check these sentiments out, 
they are fantastic value for money and cover all occasions!

The template for the milk carton can be found here 
I printed of Nitwit ~ Kickin' it and then printed the template onto the other side.
I searched high & low for some chocolate footballs, but couldn't find them so I used Jelly Beans instead.

For the book mark, I used classic & scallop oval nesties and then laminated it. 
I then secured a ribbon with an eyelet ~ SIMPLE!

Thanks for looking & Enjoy the rest of the weekend


Friday, 25 May 2012

Goalie Saves …

Good morning lovely crafters!

I do hope you’re all well and thanks again for stopping by.  Fingers crossed that this fabulous weather keeps up for the weekend - isn't it glorious!

I have a shaped card to show you today from our fabulous Claudia Rosa, isn’t this just perfect for any little boy

Claudia has used goalie saves which is from our latest collection of boy stamps
Here’s a list of the other supplies she used to make the card;
Papers: Magnolia "you are the winner"
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Set 8 happy circular sentimemts & Stampin up
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girls
Card style: Wiper card - how to: source Splitcoaststampers

You can see more of Claudia’s work on her blog – have a lovely weekend everyone and make sure you pop back tomorrow when we’ll have another gorgeous card to show from our Fleur x

Thursday, 24 May 2012

You're Cool Beans!

Hello friends! I've got a little project using one of my most favorite LOTV stamps to share today. I needed a little gift set for a good friend who loves coffee almost as much as I do, so I decided to make up this cute little K-cup gift box with a matching card. 

I went with a monochromatic color scheme using many different shades of browns and creams, just like a creamy hot cup of good coffee! I colored the little cuties from 'Coffee Break' with my Copics and a little colored pencil for additional shading and detail. 

I stamped my own background papers so I could coordinate everything the way I wanted. The little K-cup gift caddy is from a tutorial I found on The Cat's Pajamas web site. 

I added little circle seals to the tops of each K-cup that says 'You're cool beans!' How cute is that! I think my friend will get a chuckle out of it, and enjoy my favorite coffee as well. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Stamps: LOTV 'Coffee Break', Waltzingmouse Stamps, Impression Obsession & Papertrey Ink (for background papers), Gina K (sentiments)
Ink: Memento, Distress, Adirondack, Perfect Match
Papers: Hammermill (stamped imaged, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill
Tools & Accessories: PTI ribbon/button, SU wide striped ribbon, Copics, colored pencils, Spica pens, Souffle pens, baker's twine, Cheery Lynn doily die, Nestabilities, Spellbinders Fancy Labels

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Dainty Dancer

Hey there!  It's my turn to show you something sweet from Lili of the Valley and I chose to show a little matching card and tag.

Now here's the little tag that matches.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley - Dainty Dancing
Inks:  Distress Inks
Paper:  MME - Dolled Up
Tools:  Cricut (stars and tag), MS Pine Branch Punch and Border Punch, Stickles
Embellies:  Vintage Seam Binding, 25mm Baby Pink , 15mm white open roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and the lace is from a sweet friend

Who can resist a sweet ballerina?  Love her!!!!

Have a wonderful day! Thank you for coming by the Ideas To Inspire Blog!

Hugs, Dena

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Patchwork Daisy

Today’s card features Patchwork Daisy from Lili of the Valley, these little bears are just so easy to colour.  I also used the Grunge Corners set for the top corner (stamped with brown ink) and also the circular sentiments.



The flowers, pearls and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The image has been coloured with Copics and pencils.





Monday, 21 May 2012

Guest Designer …and we’re having a SALE!!

Good morning lovely crafters, I hope you all had a brilliant weekend.
I have two things to share with you today; another piece of work from our fabulous guest designer for May Elise and also some exciting news!
We’re having a sale on the website and any orders placed before midnight tomorrow will receive a 10% discount. It’s a great time to treat yourself to those stamps or die cuts that you’ve been promising yourself at a great price.
*  Whilst stocks last, until 23.59UK Time on Tuesday 22nd May

Now on to todays post. Elise has made this gorgeous little door/wall hanger using our pretty bouquet stamp

Elise is the queen of all things girlie and I’m sure you’ll love this!

3 Elise May Pretty Bouquet

Papers:  DCWV
Medium:  Distress Inks
Other:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Martha Stewart Punch, Magnolia die cut,
Everything is placed on a clear acrylic plastic holder

3 Elise May Pretty Bouquet 2
Hope you enjoyed todays ‘idea to inspire’ - you can see more from Elise on her blog here
Don’t forget to get your order in while the sale is on and we’ll see you tomorrow for a card from our Bev
Have a lovely day x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Weekly candy winner

The winner of this week’s £10 voucher candy is

#153 Isobel

Congratulations Isobel, please email me to claim your prize

A Pair of Sweeties :)

Hi there lovely peeps and I hope you are all having a fab Sunday  :)x 
Dawny P here and today it’s my turn to share a card with you.
I’ve stuck with my fave pinks ( just for a change !!) and the image I’ve used  is Milly Me & My Dog

I coloured her and her little pal  with the following Copics -
Skin -  E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20
Hair – E43, E50, E81
The rest – E43, E50, E81, R85, RV0000, RV000, RV00, YG0000, YG00, YG03
And all the papers are from NitwitsFQB Butterfly Kisses and FQB Confection collections.

I also used some of the brilliant new tag sentiments which I really cannot stop using.  They are from Set 24 and they are just the most versatile set of sentiments that I think I’ve ever used.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day and of course there will be more inspiration for you here tomorrow so if you get a sec, stop by and check it all out.

Dawny xxx

Saturday, 19 May 2012


Hello sweet friends,

 it´s Moni here and it´s my turn to show you a little something today ... I´ve made a card using the sweet little Astronaut from the Boys collection and I also selected a fab sentiment from the Calendars collection too. The papers are from the Beach Bum Paper Pad from Fancy Pants Design and I finally used again my cutting machine Slice, with which I´ve cut out the star.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great weekend :o)

Lots of hugs


Friday, 18 May 2012

A die cut card today, and news about our galleries…



Good morning bloggers, I have some exciting news for you today about our Lili of the Valley card galleries!

We’ve been updating and re-organising them and now there are 11 fabulous albums for you to browse through with hundreds of card ideas.

The albums are categorised as follows;





Die Cuts







Click on the name to view the gallery,  you can also access them to the right of this screen where it says ‘LOTV card galleries’ or by clicking on the inspiration tab on the website and then selecting ‘card inspiration’

We hope you like them, new cards will be added all the time as well as all the DT work from each new release.



On to today’s card, this is made with one of our die cut toppers. These are fabulous if you need to make a quick card, I love stamping and colouring but just don't always have the time.

This was a last minute anniversary card that I'd forgotten to make so I dug out the love is in the air sheet and used the die cut version of our popular bubble bath stamp.

At only £1.00 a sheet for 6 images they are great value, there are 36 sheets to choose from and you can see the full range on our website here


Lili of the Valley die cut May 2012


The card is core'dinations with a square of Magnolia patterned paper, the lace is from The Ribbon Girl


May 16 006


The little wooden buttons were bought at the NEC and the flowers were in my stash, they are cream so I inked them with a bit of vintage photo distress ink.

I made a little tag using a doohickey die and stamped a sentiment on it from the Lili of the Valley love sentiments sheet.


May 16 007



I hope you like my card today, don’t forget to check out the galleries and I’d also love for you to visit my blog here


Have a lovely weekend xx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Walk the Plank

Today I am sharing the creation I made for the blog hop with you...

I love this little guy, he has been coloured with markers and a touch of white pen the papers are MME On the sunny side (thank you sweetie) I have distressed all the edges with chalk inks, I have used lots of layers and added some die cut stars that I popped through the ribbler, I have added a sentiment from the For Him set and a Grunge Ticket and added the word unique using the Words for Tickets, I have added some glossy accents to the water in the bowl...

Thank you for looking hugs Pops x x x

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

For Mum

Good morning, Fleur here, I hope you are having a good week so far..

I have "Mum's" card to share with you today.
Isn't this fairy just so elegant! She's available here

Fairy Bouquet

I have added a little tag/bookmark too and also used some of the new sentiments.

This one was from Set 30 Vintage Sentiments Ooccasions

More information over at my blog

Remember to pop back tomorrow for more gorgeous inspiration
Thanks for popping by

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Mini blog hop

Good evening everyone, thanks for stopping by – I hope you like today's card from Claudia Rosa. The little boy kicking the ball is super striker from the latest stamp release which is available to buy now.


Don’t forget too that it’s mini hop day, 5 of the Lili of the Valley DT have made a card using another design from the new range called walk the plank and you can be in with a chance of winning a prize. You just need to hop from one blog to another, leave a comment on each of the cards and then check back on Friday to see if your comment was the lucky winner (drawn at random)  – simple!


These are the blogs taking part in the hop…








…so if you haven’t been already today then get hopping!!

Super Gal


Stamps: Lili of the Valley “Super Striker”

Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: My Minds Eye
Dies: My Favorite Stamps “Grass Border”
Embellishments: Black grosgrain Ribbon – The Ribbon Girls,  Stickles, Spellbinder: Large Circle Grand, Medium Circle, Scalloped circle , Grand Calibur, Pink Paislee glitter alphabet stickers

Thanks for visiting the Lili of the Valley inspiration blog

yours sincerely
Claudia Rosa

Monday, 14 May 2012

Bowl of Strawberries

Hello blog friends! It's the start of a new week, and with the temperatures around here, feeling a bit like summer! In a few days we could be expecting temperatures a bit too warm for my tastes, lol. I'll take the warmer days over the bitter cold anytime though!

With summer fast approaching, I felt like making a bright summery card, with Strawberries of course. I love strawberries, next to watermelon they are my favorite fruit for eating, but tops for coloring. This charming bowl of berries is something new for LOTV, but I really hope to see more. They really are fun.

I colored them with my Copics, and to highlight the seeds instead of leaving them white (too difficult!) I went back with a Souffle pen. Not exactly realistic looking, but kind of fun and whimsical. 

The papers are a digital collection, again from Raspberry Road Designs, called Flour Sack. Lots of lovely vintage, remind-me-of-Grandma's apron and dishtowel patterns. Perfect for this strawberry bowl image! 
The sentiment is from the new clear set 'Vintage Labels- Occasions'. Love these! I cut it out with my scissors, then added a border in a red Copic. The look of a matted layer, without the work.

Hope you like it, thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley 'Strawberries' and 'Vintage Labels- Occasions'
Papers: Digital papers from Raspberry Road Designs printed on Hammermill 
Tools & Accessories: polka dot ribbon, button, ball-head pins, Martha Stewart corner punch, Copics, Souffle pen, Spica pens, sewing machine, Spellbinders Labels die

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Candy Winner!

The winner of this week’s candy is

#271 Steph

Congratulations Steph, please email me your address so we can post your prize off to you.  Please put LOTV candy in the subject line.



Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who celebrate Mother's Day this month.  I hope you all get wonderful craft goodies!

I have a card for you today that uses the sweet Best Dressed image! She is too adorable.  I think she would be great for a Mother's Day card.

Card Ingredients:

Inks:  Distress Inks
Paper:  MME - Dolled Up
Tools:  EK Success Leaves Punch
Embellies:  Sweetheart Blossoms, 10mm Open Roses, White Rose Buds and Aqua Curly Rose all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I cut the small butterflies from the paper and added glitter here and there and sewed all the edges.

If you pick up a copy of the Cardmaking and Papercrafts Magazine you'll see this card and several more this month.  I was super excited to contribute!

Thank you for stopping by our Ideas to Inspire Blog!  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Dena

Saturday, 12 May 2012


Hello and I hope the sun is trying to break through the clouds in your part of the world.  We have had soooo much rain here we have webbed feet lol.  But at least it’s the weekend!

The new boys and sentiments sheets went on sale this week and hoo boy they are flying! My card today features Scooter Boy, one of the fab new stamps out now.


I printed off the sentiment then die cut it with Memory Box cloud dies.

Have a good one Smile



Friday, 11 May 2012

Guest DT card – Emma Walkies



Good morning lovely crafters, Friday again can you believe it?

Thanks for stopping by, today we have a beautiful card to share with you made by our guest designer for May Elise

Elise has used our Emma Walkies stamp for this card, we love all things girlie here at Lili of the Valley and you can’t get more gorgeous and girlie than this!


2 Elise May Emma Walkies


Stamp; Emma Walkies

Papers from DCWV:  Preppy Princess, Mariposa

Medium:  Distress Inks

Others:  Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, tiny clothes pin from Walmart (lol!)

The sentiment "Beautiful" is computer printed




Hope you like todays card, you can see more of Elise’s work on her blog here

Have a lovely weekend  …and make sure you stop by for more lovely cards from our Bev and Dena on Saturday and Sunday


Thursday, 10 May 2012

New Boys out now …

Good morning bloggers, it's raining again today here in Leeds so I hope it's a bit brighter wherever you are, I think it's time we had a bit of sunshine now!

Today we have the last of the cards for now made using our new boy stamps which came out yesterday. There are 6 new designs and if you buy all 6 then you get them at a discounted price.
You loved the new release and Richard is working hard to make sure all your orders go out quickly – we know how you crafters hate to wait!
Don't forget that we also have 8 new sheets of sentiments, they're going to be popping up on the cards that our DT make so keep an eye out for them on here and on all their own blogs. They went like hotcakes yesterday so you obviously spotted how useful they are for all occasions. We have a special launch offer on these too for a limited time - if you buy 4 sheets you get 10% discount.
This card is by Moni and she’s used walk the plank along with sentiments from 2 of the new sheets handwritten phrases and vintage labels – just to say


and Dena made this card using the tree house stamp
Tree House - Dena

Have a good day everyone, and make sure you call by tomorrow when we'll have another piece of work from our guest designer Elise

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

All Our Dreams ...

Hi dear friends,

I'm popping in to show you another card of me using the cute image All Our Dreams of the Occasions collection from Lili of the ValleyThis stamp included a suitable saying too, isn´t that great?!

Have you all checked out the new collection with 6 gorgeous boys stamps and 8 sheets of sentiments over at Lili of the Valley? The new stamps are now out and I´m sure you will love them all ...

Thank you all for stopping by and taking a look today :O)
Big Hugsss