Thursday, 31 January 2013

Over The Threshold, and we’re on Pinterest…



Good morning all!

I hope you all got your new Spring stamps yesterday, we’re so pleased that you’re LOVING the new designs and also the new paper pads

Don’t forget that we have some special offers on for the new launch;

All 5 new paper pads for £35

The 9 new Spring stamps for £36

The 6 romantic couple stamps for £24

15 die cut/mini masterpiece sheets for £10


Before today’s card I wanted to let you know that we are dipping our toes into the water of Pinterest! We are complete beginners with it but Lucy has jumped on in and done a few boards to get us going

It's just a start and we've got loads more to add over time but we know that lots of you do use Pinterest so any tips, advice, problems, suggestions etc etc would be gratefully received! Here’s a link if you would like to have a look at what we’ve done so far - Pinterest





Onto today’s card and I’ve used Over The Threshold, we’ve had requests for more wedding stamps so hopefully this cute couple will become a firm favourite..



Over The Threshold - Jan



The greeting is from the Handwritten Phrases set which I use such a lot, it’s so versatile

I’ve put the rest of the supplies on my own blog if you would like to know what I used



Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

They’re on sale now …



Just a reminder that it’s midday here in the UK …so the new stamps and paper pads are available to buy on the website NOW!









We have some special offers on to celebrate the new launch;

All 5 new paper pads for £35

The 9 new Spring stamps for £36

The 6 romantic couple stamps for £24

15 die cut/mini masterpiece sheets for £10




It’s Spring release day …


Good morning crafters, you can get finally get our new Spring collection on the website and they’ll be launched today at midday (UK time) …hooray!

We think you are going to love these stamps, there are the 6 romantic couples that went on sale last week and also 9 other cute Spring designs, a clear A5 alphabet set, and a small clear set of stitched borders

There are also 5 fabulous new NitWits paper pads …and, we’ve got the Frosty Christmas pad back in stock that you’ve all been waiting for

We didn’t want to exclude those of you who don’t stamp so we have a special offer on our die cut and mini masterpiece sheets – you can get 15 for just £10


Here’s a last sneaky peek for you, this stamp is Butterfly Meadow and the card was made by our Lou

Before I sign off I have one more bit of good news  for you  …we’ve extended the free shipping for the new release, as before sorry but this doesn’t include the paper pads because of the weight (details are on the website)

Have a good day

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Blog Hop winners …




Hey everyone, just a quick post to let you know who were the winners from our blog hop …

The 2 lucky blogs were Gretha and Dena and the winners drawn at random from the comments that were left are;

From Gretha’s blog    …Lis-M

and from Dena’s blog    …Sonja Kreative


Well done ladies, email me at and I’ll get your prizes sent to you, you have each won the 2 new clear stamps and your choice of 6 rubber ones from the new release

Thank you everyone for supporting the hop and for all your lovely comments, it’s very much appreciated by us and by the DT

See you tomorrow

Kitten Cuddles …



Morning all, thank you for all the lovely comments that you left on our cards yesterday, I’m glad that you enjoyed our little sneaky peek blog hop.

I’ll be back this evening to announce the prize winners so if you didn’t leave your comments there is still time  …the winners will be drawn at random from the comments on 2 of the DT blogs so to be in with the best chance of winning you need to visit them all

Todays card is a peek at another stamp from the new Spring release which is available on the website from midday tomorrow. This was made by our Moni and she’s used Kitten Cuddles…

Kitten Cuddles - Moni



Moni has used papers from our Promises pad and the sentiment is one of our Everyday Grungy Messages

There are also 5 great new NitWits paper pads out tomorrow along with the new stamps

Have a good day


Monday, 28 January 2013

Sneak Peek blog hop …

Good morning crafters, and thanks for stopping by!

Today we’re holding a Lili of the Valley sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of our gorgeous new Spring stamps!

The first 6 were released last week and the remaining 11 will be available on the 30th January
There are 9 more super cute rubber stamps and also 2 new clear sets (an alphabet and some stitching borders)

You will be able to buy all the stamps on the website from midday on Wednesday 30th (UK time) and you will also be able to get them at our showroom in Leeds on the same day if you are near enough to visit. More details can be found here

The fantastic Design Team are all taking part, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. Hopefully you will pick up lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new stamps

We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure that you visit everyone. We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those 2 blogs
Each winner will get the 2 sets of clear stamps and also 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs
Here's a list of the blogs that are taking part   ...and remember you will need to visit them all to have the best chance of winning;

Ideas to Inspire (you are here)
I have a couple of cards to get you started;
This stamp is Armfuls Of Daisies and the card is by our Bev…

This one is Love Balloon again by Bev …

and this one was made by Erica using Carriage For Two

Hope you like them!

‘Hop’ over to my blog which is the next on the list  …and don’t forget to leave comments on all the cards as you visit to ensure that you go into the prize draw

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Flower Arranging …



Good morning everyone, hope you’re all enjoying the weekend

I have another sneaky peek for you of the new stamps which will go on sale next Wednesday, this is another one of the cute little bunnies and it’s called Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging - Jan

I’ve used papers from one of the 5 new NitWits pads that will also be out on Wednesday, I love the bright colours of this particular collection and they will be perfect for boys cards

The border is also a new stamp, this is a clear one called Little Stitches which will be so useful

I’ll put a list of everything I used on the card on my own blog later today for your information

Don’t forget that tomorrow we have the sneaky peek blog hop, the DT all have new cards to share using the stamps and there are some prizes up for grabs



Enjoy your Sunday


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Kitten Cuddles ….

Morning all, we’re snowed in (again!) here so hopefully a full day of lovely crafting for me  …hurray!

I have 2 more sneak peeks to show you today of these adorable stamps featuring a little girl and her cute kittie

It’s the same characters on both so I couldn't really show you one without the other could I!


This first one is Saucer Of Milk and this lovely card was made by our Fleur

The second card is by Dena and this stamp is called Kitten Cuddles...

I love these 2 stamps   …yet more favourites doh, I just can’t choose because I love them all!

They’ve both used our sentiment stamps on their cards, Fleur’s is from the Simply Sophisticated set and Dena’s is from Vintage Sentiments – Just To Say
Dena has also used papers from our Promises pad


Have a nice Saturday, and do make sure you pop back tomorrow for another sneak peek!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Blooming Wheelbarrow …



Good morning everyone, I have another sneaky peek for you today and this was made by our very imaginative Dena

She’s used Blooming Wheelbarrow from the latest release and you can get this stamp along with 10 others on January 30th

The DT are  doing a blog hop next Monday (28th) and they have lots of new cards to share with you using the new stamps. There are prizes up for grabs so make sure you don’t miss that

Lucy is also putting sneak peeks on our Facebook page so we’re hopefully giving you lot’s of ideas leading up to the release of the new stamps


Before today’s card just a reminder that our sale finishes today. We have over 50 stamps at a special offer price of just £3.00 and you can find them on our website here. The price will go back up to £4.50 at midnight tonight so make sure you stock up while you can get them at this great price

We still have free postage for a limited time and this also includes overseas orders



Onto todays project and Dena made this using a simple brown paper bag, she folded it up to make the pockets and used our Summer Bears Companion stamps on the clever little packets…








The lovely ‘I Cherish Your Friendship’ greeting is from our Vintage Sentiments - Just To Say set

Dena has put this on her own blog if you would like to know what she used, and we also have a tutorial on our website that Dena did for a similar project which you might like to try

That’s it for another week, I’ll be back over the weekend with more cards to share  …enjoy your Friday everyone

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Lost Balloon …

Good morning, Thursday so soon  – another week nearly over already!

Not long now until the launch of the rest of our new Spring stamps, they will be on sale on Wednesday 30th at mid day UK time
We’re so pleased that you loved the romantic couples and I’m sure you’re going to like the rest of the release just as much

This is one of my favourites and it’s called The Lost Balloon

The Lost Balloon - Jan

I tried to keep this card quite simple so that you could see these delicious papers, they are from one of our 5 new pads which will also be available on the 30th. I can’t wait for you to see them!

I’ll pop a full list of the other bits and pieces I used on my own blog, and if you can spare a minute to stop by I’d love it
I hope you like my card today   …and I’ll see you tomorrow


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Watering The Flowers …


Good morning crafters, I have another sneaky peek for you of the new Spring stamps that will on sale next week…

this adorable card is by our Moni and she has used Watering The Flowers


Watering The Flowers - Moni



I feel cheered up on this cold Winter morning looking at this bright and colourful card!

She’s used papers from our popular Bonnets And Bowties pad and a sentiment from the Everyday Grungy Messages

Don’t forget that we released 6 of the new stamps early so you can get our Romantic Couples on the website NOW!

See you tomorrow

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Love Balloon …



Good morning everyone

I didn’t manage to get into work yesterday, I did set off but the roads were so bad that I had to turn around and come back home. I’m not a nervous driver but it was a bit hairy even on the main roads. We didn’t have any more snow last night but it’s all frozen now so it’s quite treacherous   …wherever you are, please take care


I have another card to show you using the new stamps that went on sale yesterday, this is by Mindy she’s used Love Balloon





Another gorgeous card I’m sure you’ll agree  …and Mindy has used the new La-La Land heart banner that I NEED for my stash

I’ve searched high and low for this die but don’t think they are available in the UK yet  …boo hoo!

As soon as we can get hold of them we’ll have them in the shop so watch this space. Meanwhile don’t forget that you can visit us in Leeds and see our huge range of dies in the Lili of the Valley showroom  …we have Memory Box, Spellbinders, Marianne and Cheery Lynn. Also for 2013 (as requested by our customers) we have some of the new Noor designs that our DT have been using a lot

Enjoy your day and make sure you stop by tomorrow for another sneak peek at the new stamps


Monday, 21 January 2013

Over The Threshold …


Good evening crafters, I’m back with my last post for today    …I wanted to show you a card for each of the 6 new stamps and this is the final one in the series

This gorgeous card was made by our clever Elise and the stamp is Over The Threshold

We’ve had a few requests for more wedding stamps so we really hope that you like this one







Elise has put it on her own blog along with all the details if you would like to know more

Hope the snow hasn’t affected you too badly today, enjoy the rest of your evening


Under The Moonlight …



Hey everybody, the 6 new Romantic Couple stamps are available to buy on the website now  …you can get them here

We have a special price if you want to buy all 6, they’re just £24 for the set  …and, we have extended the free postage offer!

As promised I have another little sneak peek for you, this one is called Under The Moonlight and our Erica made this lovely little picture as a gift for a Ruby Wedding anniversary



Under the Moonlight Erica



Hope you like it, she’s put a list of all the bits and pieces she used on her own blog

Have a good day


The Charleston…

Good morning, hope you all had a good weekend and that the weather wasn’t too bad. I think it’s been snowing all night here and we look to have about 5 inches, hopefully the main roads will be clear but I can’t even see the road in front of my house at the moment

Hooray, todays the day, we have 6 gorgeous new stamps for sale at midday!

They are the cutest romantic images and we wanted you to have them in plenty of time for making your Valentines cards
Of course they’re not just for Valentines  …in fact they’re perfect for any romantic occasion and will be a great addition to your Lili of the Valley collection

Keep popping back today because I have a few cards to show you, this first one is called The Charleston ...

I've used some gorgeous papers from one of our new NitWit pads which will be launched on the 30th along with the rest of the new stamps

You can also get the new stamps in our Leeds shop so if you can’t wait to get your hands on them then do pay us a visit if you are near enough!
Our normal opening hours are Monday to Friday 10 until 3. Today is looking a little doubtful because of the weather so do please ring before setting off if you were planning to call in today

Back soon!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Anniversary Surprise and Love Balloon …

Good morning, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend

Before todays cards I have some more very exciting news to share with you!

Lili of the Valley will have a stand at the popular ‘Artspecially Stempel Event’ in Zeist, Netherlands on 6th and 7th April!

There will be a selection of our latest stamps and loads of cards for inspiration all brought over for you by our Mick (he keeps all the stock topped up and helps Rich with the orders). He will be joined on the stand by our DT member Gretha and her friend Karin who both live locally to the show

So, all of you lovely people on the continent who can’t get to visit us in the UK can come and see us at the largest Stamp Event in Europe!

More information to follow, but if you would like to attend, visit


Talking of Gretha, our first sneak peek today was made by her and she has used Anniversary Surprise...

...and my second card today is Love Balloon from our lovely Fleur


You can get these stamps and our other 4 Romantic Couples on the website from midday tomorrow. Don’t forget that if you buy all 6 they are on special offer for just £24 with free postage   …now that is just too good to miss!

See you tomorrow, don’t forget to visit the DT blogs and our Facebook page for more lovely sneak peeks

Saturday, 19 January 2013

A sneaky peek …

Good morning crafters, we’re well and truly snowed in here so I’m planning to spend the day in the attic making some cards with the new stamps

I love to hear  when the kids are out sledging and screaming!! It’s so good to see them playing outside and having fun instead of sat watching TV or playing computer games!

Me and the white stuff don’t really get on these days, I like to look at it out of the window but that’s as far as it goes!


This is one of the new Romantic Couples that you can get from Monday and this one is called Carriage For Two

If you don't want to spend hours colouring in or you're a beginner then this image is perfect, it's so easy to colour



I’ve used some tags from our Sentiment Tags set. These are great as you don’t always have room for a big sentiment, it is nice to have some words on a card and I can always find a little space for one or two of these useful tags

I’ll put all the other supplies on my own blog and I’ll try my best to have another sneaky peek tomorrow for you. Meanwhile check out all the DT blogs as we’ve been cracking the whip and they’re working very hard to get some cards made using these stamps for you

Enjoy your Saturday, stay safe and warm

Friday, 18 January 2013

Exciting News …

Hello again, 2 posts in one day   …are you wondering what’s going on??

I have some Great News that I couldn’t wait to share. We have managed to get our ‘romantic couples’ stamps ready earlier than planned, so you will have more time to make your Valentine’s cards!

Six beautiful designs from our up and coming stamp release will be available from midday on Monday 21st January 

You will be able to get all 6 for £24, making them only £4 each   …and it’s free postage!

Sneak peeks of the full set will still be shown from 20th  as planned but we’ve got our design team working overtime and we’re going to try and put some on over the weekend for you of these first 6 stamps

Be sure to check on here, on our Facebook page and all out DT blogs over the next few days


This is the first one from our Pops and she’s used Anniversary Surprise cute is this stamp! 

Pops also used papers from our Petal Fresh and Promises pads on her lovely card
We have 5 new patterned paper pads coming shortly so watch out for news of those too

Pops will be putting this on her own blog so make sure you have a look for the rest of the details


Enjoy the rest of your day, hope the snow isn’t too bad for you

We don’t have any here at the moment …but it is forecast to be quite heavy this afternoon and over the weekend brrrr...

My Little Tree

Good morning crafters,!

I thought with the weather as it is, that it seems only fitting that I show another snowy card!!   …or would you maybe prefer something more cheerful?


This was made by Fleur at our open day before Christmas  …everyone was completely in awe watching her, Gretha and Lou colouring with distress inks. I’m going to have a go myself but I think  as with anything it takes a lot of patience and practise to be able to achieve results like this!

I love the simplicity of this card but if you look closely there are quite a few layers and certainly more to it than first meets the eye

We have this tree die available in our Leeds shop now and Fleur has used it beautifully here to create a little scene

The sentiment is from the hugely popular Christmas Grungy Message sheet


That’s it from me, enjoy your day everyone

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Telephone Ted …



Good morning everyone,  I hope no-one is snowed in. It’s still holding off here in West Yorkshire but the forecast for tomorrow is TERRIBLE!

Don’t worry though, if I don’t make it to work I’ll do the post from home so there will still be a card for you to see   ..I know how much you all like your daily fix of Lili of the Valley lol


Today’s card is by our Lou and she’s made this gorgeous little index card using Telephone Ted

Telephone Ted - Lou




The sentiment is one of the fabulous Everyday Grungy Messages  …these are just so handy to have in your stash

The little wording strip on the tab is from our Scroll Sentiments

Lou is putting the card on her own blog today so make sure you pop over there to see what else she used on the card and also take a look at more of her lovely work


See you tomorrow   …fingers crossed!!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Patchwork Daisy …



Good morning, before todays card I have a couple of bits of news for you;

We're really excited to let you know that our first launch of 2013 is on Wednesday 30th January; We have lots of gorgeous new rubber stamps and also 2 clear ones. There are also 5 lovely new Nitwit 8x8 Paper Pads coming out which we hope you will love as much as you did the first range of pads that we launched last summer. There will be sneak peeks from the 20th on here and our DT blogs and also on our Facebook page

SPECIAL OFFERS ENDS 25TH JANUARY; Our special stamp offers have been so successful that we are able to extend the offer until the 25th, so you have a couple more weeks to grab a bargain! If you haven't already had a look at our offers page, over 50 of our lovely unmounted rubber stamps are only £3.00 so don’t forget to have a look before the offer finishes. The free postage offer is still on at the moment but this will be ending soon

LOTV SHOP; Just a little reminder of our shop opening hours. We are open weekdays (Mon to Fri) 10 – 3 and and then the first Saturday of every month 10 – 4

CRAFT SHOWS; We have now booked our Spring shows so if you want to find out more about where we will be exhibiting over the next few months then visit our craft shows page on the website


Onto todays card and this is one by our Dawny using the Patchwork Daisy stamp. I thought the nice bright colours would cheer you up on this cold day!

Picture 001 copy



Dawny has used papers from our Bonnets And Bowties and Promises paper pads on her card and the greeting is from the Vintage Sentiments - Just To Say set

Have a lovely day, see you tomorrow


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Perfect Snowman …



Good morning crafters, I hope you’re not snowed in this morning!

It’s not too bad here at the moment   …there is just enough to be an inconvenience

I remember when I was young thinking my Mum was a real misery because she didn’t like the snow but I’m saying just the same now and my kids think I’m a misery lol  …I’m getting old!!


This gorgeous card was made by our clever Moni and I thought it was perfect to share with you on this snowy morning, I’m sure this is what all the children will be doing this afternoon!



The Perfect Snowman - Moni



The ‘special friend’ sentiment is from our popular Handwritten Phrases set

Some of the Christmas stamps are perfect for a winter birthday and don’t always have to be used for Christmas cards


See you tomorrow, have a good day!