Monday, 30 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
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.
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
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
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
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
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 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
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
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
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!
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)
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
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!
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
We have some super duper mega candy to welcome in the New Year for you from those lovely girlies at Lili of the Valley.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
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.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
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
Saturday, 7 January 2012
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
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
Thursday, 5 January 2012
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