Sunday, 30 June 2013

Anita - Hello little One




Good morning crafters, hope you’re all enjoying your weekend

It’s the last day of June so sadly time to say goodbye to our fabulous guest designer of the month   …Anita

You have loved Anita’s work and have left a record number of comments on her posts to let us know it!


Her final project is this beautiful little Jacob’s Ladder for a new baby…


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She’s used the Sentiment Tags and our cute Baby Companion Stamps on this amazing project and she will put some instructions on her own blog if you would like to see how she made it


I’d like to thank Anita for joining us throughout June

She says it was a lovely challenge to be asked and that she really enjoyed it   …and now she’s in love with the cute stamps from LOTV!

Do have a look on Anita’s blog to see more of her amazing work


I’ll be back tomorrow with a brand new Guest Designer …and don’t forget that you only have a day left to enter our June ‘use a sentiment’ challenge



See you tomorrow x


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Our Pretty Vintage winner …



Good morning all, have you got anything nice planned for the weekend?

I haven’t really so I’m hoping to do some crafting and find time to have a play with the latest stamps, I hope you’ve been checking all the DT blogs for sneak peeks!


I have something a bit different to show you today, Jane was one of our lucky winners last month and she won the full set of our new Pretty Vintage clear stamps

Jane was thrilled to see her name drawn (she was actually on holiday at the time!) and was definitely a very worthy winner

She sent us a beautiful thank-you card and also pictures of this amazing card she has made using the Quotables stamps so I thought you might like to see it…

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Jane has put a fabulous tutorial on her own blog showing exactly how she made her card so do go and have a look

See you tomorrow


Friday, 28 June 2013

A sneaky peek …



Good morning crafters, before todays card  just a reminder about our workshops on July 6th

If you’re planning to visit our shop (we are open the first Saturday of every month) then why not make it a great day out and do one or both of our fun classes?

 'How to Create the Perfect Girlie Card'

Learn how to create a gorgeous girls card from scratch!

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

£15 per person, all materials provided

' Make Four Gorgeous Quick Cards'

Create four fantastic quick cards from scratch using both art pads and stamps

1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

£15 per person, all materials provided.


The workshops are taken by our fantastic Dawny P and places are limited so if you would like to attend then please e-mail Erica  for more details and to book


Today I have a little sneaky peek of the latest stamps for you

This was made by Dena and she’s used Love Birds…

Isn’t this a lovely image,  it could be used for so many occasions!

Keep an eye on all the DT blogs as they are showing sneak peeks of the new stamps over the next couple of weeks, it’s a lovely Summery collection including some fairies and flowers before we start with Christmas

The new range will go on sale in our shop on July 6th and then on the website on July 8th


See you tomorrow



Thursday, 27 June 2013

Theme Thursday …

Morning all, Thursday again so time for another one of our Theme Thursdays


Last weeks winner was drawn at random ...

...and it was number 99, that's you Steph!

Please email our Erica with your address, you can choose any of the stamps used on last weeks Theme Thursday cards as your prize


There’s a little giveaway again this week so don’t forget to leave your name in the linky at the bottom of the post if you would like to win todays featured stamp
You seem to enjoy seeing different ideas for using the same images so today I‘ve chosen one of our most popular stamps  …Posy Trio


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Aren’t they cute, these 3 little bears are a bit smaller than our usual images as there is 3 on the stamp sheet. They’re great for using on your smaller projects such as tags and bookmarks as well as cards
There is also a similar stamp called Present Trio and on that set the 3 little bears have got presents instead of flowers

They're great value for money because you get all 3 images for just £4.75
Hope you like them. don’t forget to pay our Facebook page a visit and see what Lucy is doing for her Theme Thursday today

See you tomorrow x


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Pretty Vintage …

Good morning bloggers, thanks ever so much for stopping by today and I hope you’re all well?
I just want to say thanks for all the kind comments that you leave for us. The voucher draw every week is a little thank you but you really all do say lovely things about Lili of the Valley and all the cards that we share and it’s very much appreciated   …we enjoy reading them all and like to hear what you think!


This is a card I made using the new Pretty Vintage Statement and Quotables stamps
These have all been so popular, we weren’t sure how they would go down with our customers as they are a bit different from our usual style but you have loved them which is great and we’ve been seeing some lovely cards appearing on the blogs using them
On the front of the card is the birthday sentiment which is from the Statement stamps, this is on the  Fabulous set. These are perfect to use as the focus of your card, no colouring involved and it says exactly what you want it to say… in huge letters!

On the inside is one of the Quotable stamps, this is from the Friendship set


I used loads of Frantage powder which we now have in the shop, it’s fabulous stuff for adding a bit of dimension to your cards
This one is ‘aged ivory’ but we have a lovely selection of colours available
The gorgeous flowers and lace are all from The Ribbon Girl


Hope you like it, I have a little giveaway on my own blog at the moment so do stop by if you would like to enter or would like more details about this card

Have a lovely day everyone and make sure you visit tomorrow for another theme Thursday
If you have any ideas for our theme Thursday or would like to see cards using a particular stamp then do let me know in your comment and I’ll try to oblige




Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sneaky Peeks …




Morning all, how are you today?

You might have seen already that we’re starting to sneak peek the next range of stamps on the DT blogs’s a few lovely Summery images before we start with Christmas!

Here’s one of the new designs and this is called Skipping  …isn’t she cute!

We’ve had many requests from you for these little fairies to be brought out in stamps so here they are! There are 3 in this set and if you don’t like to stamp you can get the same images in our Art and Sketch pads






Gretha made this lovely card and she’s also used one of the new Pretty Grungy sentiments and the postcard is from Background Bits – Notes

The papers are all from our Petal Fresh pad




Hope you like it, the new stamps will be out on July 6th at our shop and July 8th on the website so not long to wait!

See you tomorrow x


Monday, 24 June 2013

Voucher Winner …and a Garden Party!










Good morning crafters, I hope you hall had a great weekend

It’s Monday, so before today’s card here’s our weekly voucher winner (drawn at random from the comments we had left last week)


It’s you…


butlers abroad (Brenda)


Well done Brenda, email me for your voucher code


There will be another voucher next Monday so be sure you leave us a comment as you pass through to be in with a chance of winning – we do enjoy reading them all!


Today I have another card to show you from our Guest Designer for June    …it’s the fabulous Anita

I thought this was appropriate with the Strawberries seeing as it’s Wimbledon time. It’s a tennis tournament if you’re outside the UK and don’t know about it, it’s traditional to eat strawberries and cream while you watch the tennis   …quite often in the pouring rain lol!


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I was speechless when I opened the pictures that Anita sent me, how amazing is this card?

Anita used the Blooming Wheelbarrow stamp, coloured it with Distress Inks and then cut out the image



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She used 2 tags to make ​​a pop up card and bound them with Spellbinder Bracket Borders One



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 Anita loves pop up cards, she says you can have a party on the inside!  The banner is made with Noor flag dies trimmed with alphabet letters (also Noor) and then embossed with UTEE

The flowers and grasses are Joy crafts dies and it’s completed with the delicious Strawberries, again stamped, coloured and cut out and finally a sentiment from Set 28 - Vintage Labels – Occasions

Let the party begin!


I hope you like it as much as we did, you’ve loved Anita’s work so far throughout June and there will be another card from her next week

See you tomorrow


Sunday, 23 June 2013

Quotables …



Morning all, thanks for stopping by as always – hope you’re having a lovely weekend

Just before todays card I have a new product to tell you about that we now stock in the shop; it’s called Tack’n’Peel and one of the girls on our Design Team discovered it. It’s a clear tacky sheet that you stick onto your acrylic block and it makes it sticky so you can take your unmounted rubber stamps on and off without the need for tape, glue or spray. It’s not a huge sheet but will do 1 or 2 blocks depending on the size so that’s probably all you’d need. We won’t be putting it on the website but would be happy to post it out if anybody wanted to order some to try. I’ve only used it a couple of times on my own block but it’s still sticky and looks very promising so far!


Our Dawny has enjoyed using the new Quotable stamps, she’s made a few lovely cards with them and this is my favourite of hers…


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I love the pink and green combination, it’s so cheerful   …these papers are from our Perfect Pair pad

This quote is from Friendship, there are 5 different sets to choose from with a lovely selection of sayings to cover all occasions


Hope you like it, see you tomorrow

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Emma Swing and Pretty Vintage …





Morning all, thanks for taking a minute out of your Saturday to stop by

I normally try to leave it a while to put cards on  here that have been on the DT blogs so that you’re not seeing the same thing   …I couldn’t wait however to share this gorgeous card made by our clever Elise



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Elise has used one of the new Pretty Vintage backgrounds as a frame to the cute Emma Swing image

The frame is on Vintage Backgrounds – Sweet Serenade and the music on the underneath layer is one of our Background Bits – this is on the Notes set

The ‘souvenir’ wording she used is from another Vintage Background set; Flora and Fauna 

This card is on her own blog with more details so do have a wander over there and take a look at it and you can also see what else she’s been up to. Elise has made some beautiful cards, tags and boxes with the new stamps


Hope you like it, don’t forget to leave a comment, we love to know what you think and there will be another voucher giveaway on Monday

See you tomorrow


Friday, 21 June 2013

Baby Christening …




Good morning bloggers, thanks for stopping by

Nearly the weekend again, I thought I’d share this card with you today by our Fleur


This image is one of our older designs,  I think it’s one of the nicest Christening stamps on the market and maybe you agree as it’s still really popular

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The stamp is Baby Christening and Fleur has used a sentiment from Set 30 Vintage Sentiments – Occasions 

She has used the floral ovals Spellbinders dies which she likes to frame her images with. We have those, and also the Marianne English rose die (which she’s made the flowers with) available to buy in the shop. We don’t have the dies on the website but if you did want to buy them just give us a ring


That’s it from me, another week over   …have a fab weekend everyone



Thursday, 20 June 2013

Theme Thursday …

Morning everybody, hope you’re all well today?


Thursday again (already!)   …so that means it’s time for another Theme Thursday!

You enjoyed last weeks cards so I thought today we’d have…

Say It With Flowers - take 2!

I showed you some of the animals last week so here are a selection of our little people giving flowers
These stamps are always popular and I think you could find an image to suit every occasion in this section

Close Your Eyes - Dawny

Anniversary Surprise - Gretha

Rosie Posy - Moni

Milly Flower Power (4)

Milly just for you (2)

Emma Pot Plant - Elise

Fairies Bouquet (3)


Aren’t they lovely!
Don’t forget we have a prize draw every Thursday just for a bit of fun …so if you fancy winning one of these lovely stamps just leave your name in the linky
I don’t always find time to announce the winner of the draw the following day so from now I’ll do it each Thursday when the new theme is put up

Have a good day, see you tomorrow