Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year ….

Good morning crafters …HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!!

I hope you’ve all had the best Christmas ever and managed to find lots of time to do some crafting. As usual I’ve done far too much eating and drinking and I’ve made the same New Years resolution that I’ve made for the last 20 years and that’s to lose some weight. I usually get a week in and then it all goes horribly wrong   …maybe it’s time to find something new!!


Firstly today the winner of our December commenters candy…

the winner drawn at random from all the comments we’ve had left throughout the month is

***   CAROLINE ***

Well done Caroline you have won a £25 voucher to spend on our website
E-mail me and I’ll let you have your voucher code as soon as I get back into the office
Sorry you couldn’t all win, thank you for your lovely comments  …we do read each and every one x


As promised here are the rest of my favourite cards from 2012 …

this first one is by our Fleur,  I love everything about this card and it would be perfect for any little boy (or big boy!)
Fleur has used the Sailing Boat stamp


It’s not long since I showed you this amazing little advent calendar that Lou made but I didn’t have to think for long about which was my favourite piece of work from her this year. Lou had got the most amazing imagination and eye for detail, we have this in the office and it is just amazing in fact I’m going to put it away until next year now and then it doesn’t get spoiled.
She’s used the Build A Snowman stamp to create this adorable 3D scene

This is a card that Mindy made for us when she was a guest designer at the beginning of the year
She’s used Patchwork Bunch Of Balloons on this lovely card, we were so excited about these stamps back in the Spring  …it seems so long ago now!


This is a little calendar made for us by Moni. Again how do you pick a favourite from so many wonderful cards but I do love this and think it would make a lovely little gift
She’s used Best Friends which is one of our older stamps but so cute!



Finally my pick of Pop’s lovely cards. Pops made this using the Geisha Girls (this one is Aimi) 
It’s such a girlie colour scheme and it’s worked really well with this image – it’s a gorgeous card



That’s it from me, I hope you like the cards that I’ve chosen to share. We’re back in the office on January 7th so the Design Team will be carrying on with the posts until then so there will still be something new for you to see every day. I’d like to thank the girls on the team for all their hard work throughout the year, I’m sure you’ll agree they’ve given us some fabulous inspiration

The website is still open for you to order but please remember that any orders we have over the holidays won’t be sent out until we return on the 7th


Have a great day, and again  …a very Happy New Year!

Anne xxx


  1. Gorgeous creations.
    Happy New Year
    hugs Anke

  2. Gorgeous and beautiful cards and Happy New Year
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  3. Beautiful creations, every one. Happy New Year Anne. Ordered my everyday grunge sentiments so looking forward to using them this month. X

  4. Happy New Year!!! Congratulations to Caroline, and the showcase of projects are lovely. All the best to the LOTV family in 2013! Ruby x

  5. Happy New Year to all of you at LOTV towers!! What stunning creations by your very talented DT. Lotsa luv, hugs xxx

  6. Happy New Year to you all!
    Thank you for sharing such wonderful creations with all my favourite images

    Hugs Sue

  7. Happy New Year All. Gorgeous creations. xxx

  8. wonderful set of cards - and well done to Caroline xxx

  9. Happy new year to your Anne and all the team.
    Beautiful selection of cards.
    Congrats to Caroline too, what a great way to start a new year
    Hugs Kelly x

  10. Happy New Year!!!! They are all wonderful! And congrats to the winner. Hugs,Brigitte

  11. Always so beautiful! Happy New Year! Carole Z xx

  12. Beautiful creations! The colouring is as amazing as ever.

    Lilly xx

  13. Congrat's to Caroline, and a happy new year to you and yours.....Oh wow this is a good start to the new year these are totally stunning x

  14. All so beautiful :) I got 18 LOTV stamps, 3 LOTV sentiment packs and a LOTV paper pad for Christmas - so excited to use them all and maybe one day I'll be able to make creations even a fraction as amazing as these are - then I will be happy :)

    Happy new year, and best wishes to all the DT and their families for a wonderful 2013 :)

    Tags xx

  15. Waw this are alll gorgeous. Wish you all a happy new year. Hugs! MOjca

  16. Smashing cards & projects x

    hugs sally x

  17. Amazing cards. Your stamps are adorable and your design team so talented. Wish I could colour like them. :)

  18. Happy New Year. I can see why the cards are your favs from 2012.... FABULOUS!!

  19. Happy New Year! I don't know how you managed to pick favourites, all the cards from last year have been fantastic, a really brilliant show case for the LOTV stamps!

  20. Happy New Year to all involved with LOTV, I have had a great time seeing all the lovely cards and I look forward to all the wonderful goodies for 2013!

  21. Wow wonderful creations!
    Jani x

  22. All the card are really amazing.
    Happy New Year!

  23. Beautiful choices!!!Happy new year and enjoy your weekend, Colinda

  24. Congratulations to Caroline!! Happy New Year to all at LOTV!! Gorgeous cards!!
    Hazel xx

  25. Hi, left a comment on this on 1st Jan and not there!! love the cards from your design team. This one is very 'Fleur' and love the colours she uses. Hugs, Carol S.xx