Monday, 10 June 2013

Pretty Vintage Blog Hop …

 

 

 

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Today we are holding a design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of our gorgeous Pretty Vintage stamps

There are 26 new clear stamp sets and it’s a fabulous mix of backgrounds, sentiments, quotes, tags and more...

They keep up perfectly with the current trend for all things vintage and grungy whilst still retaining a bit of the feminine charm that you’ve come to expect from Lili of the Valley!

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight (12am) on Wednesday 12th June (UK time)

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The LOTV design team are all joining in  …and you may have noticed a new name on the list today…

we’re all thrilled to welcome our new teamie   ...it’s the very fabulous Mary J!

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My mum is Chinese and my dad part English and Portuguese.  Born in Hong Kong, I came to England when I was 2 years old and now live in a small village in East Sussex with my husband Steve and our two Yellow Labradors called Poppy and Lulu. 

Most of all we love going for long walks along the coast and spending time with family. 

Workwise, I am a senior project manager based in Central London for a large corporate company – which means I have the discipline to juggle my life with lots of creating! 

I found card making through a friend several years ago and I’ve now got the crafting bug BIG time!  I like to experiment, using different styles, mediums and techniques.  My favourite has to be stamping though – as my husband says, “Are you colouring in again?”  cheeky so and so…

Some of you will already be familiar with Mary’s work, she makes the most gorgeous cards, a bit different from what you will normally see from us, and she’s going to complement our talented design team perfectly! Make sure you give her a big welcome as you go round the hop today!

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Onto the blog hop, and as always you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, we know that these stamps might take some of you out of your comfort zone so hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

There is an amazing prize up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where it is hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog

We will let you know tomorrow evening which was the ‘lucky’ blog and a winner will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on that blog

The prize is a full set of the Pretty Vintage stamps...

that’s 26 A5 sheets, one each of all the new designs, and it’s worth a massive £325

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Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning as we don’t know where the prize is hidden;

Ideas to Inspire (you’re here)

Anne

Dawny

Dena

Elise

Fleur

Gretha

Jen

Lou

Mary J

Mindy

Moni

Here’s a card to get us going, thanks to Louise Collins who made this lovely one for our showroom, isn’t it a bit different…

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The ‘good luck’ is from one of the 3 new Statement stamp sets, large wording designed to be the feature of your card

The design behind it is one of the Vintage Backgrounds embossed with white

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There are 3 sheets of useful tags; Monsieur, Madame and Le Jardin

 

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The bird and the little embellishments are made using other Vintage Background stamps

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Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of this fantastic prize

Enjoy the hop…    and good luck!

 

177 comments:

  1. Very unusual card. Love it

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  2. Wow, just gorgeous. Welcome to Mary J and I am really excited about these stamps, very on trend. Thank you, Jane x

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    1. Amazing hop, loving all the inspiration. I feel a (big) spend coming on. Good luck everyone, Jane x

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  3. Very unusual but I like it, Kate x

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  4. wow what a great card to start the hop with...gorgeous work! I am doing half a hop now and half later after work....time to hop.....x

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  5. wonderful project...looking forward to the hop!!

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  6. This is very grungy but really lovely x

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  7. Lovely card! Very cool indeed! I am looking forward to the blog hop - I am on my way now! Thank you for the chance to win! fingers and toes crossed! xx

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  8. Different - in a good way. Christine x

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  9. oooh off to hop!!
    Louise hunny that card is just amazing, I love the burlap on it and the way the tags are tucked in
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  10. Wow, I love this card by Louise, it is such a great style. Roll on the 12th, I can't wait to place my order, you are all such a tease.
    Love Chris X

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  11. Stunning card....love the texture that's been created...perfect look for thirst stamps.

    San x

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  12. Great card and welcome Mary J. Looking forward to seeing your creations. Holly x

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  13. wow lovely card, these little sneaky peaks are very exciting can,t wait to see them all.
    angxx

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  14. Beautiful card! Have a nice day, Colinda

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  15. Stunning card and I am SO pleased that Mary J has joined your team, I LOVE her style of card making
    Sue xx

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  16. Wow. I love this unusual card. Welcom to Mary j
    Off to do the hop now
    Have a good week all
    Hugs Kelly x

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  17. Wow, what a fabulous hop. So many ideas spinning through my head right now as there were so many different ways to use these stamps thanks

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  18. Omg! I've just finished the hop and what to say thank you soooo much for the wonderful inspiration. So many different styles and techniques used. The new range of stamps are brilliant and so versatile, well done to all at LOTV.
    Hugs Kelly

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  19. Love your card something very different.

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  20. Hi there,
    today's card is really a looker! The rough cloth definitely complemets your vintage stamps perfectly!
    Regards, Britta

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  21. Hello Mary,
    What a nice card...with beautiful embellishments!! With love,Jessica

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  22. Love the use of the hessian and all the little tags. Great colour scheme too

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  23. Loving the new stamps & this card is something i would never think of, thanks for the fab inspiration x

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  24. Gorgeous card from Louise and just love all of the different styles from all of the DT using the fabulous new stamps and fabulous blog and lot's of inspiration
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  25. Thanks for the great hop! Gorgeous sample projects from everyone.

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  26. Beautiful card Louise, I love how you've lightened up the card with the white vintage background, it's just gorgeous.

    Well done to all of the LOTV team for a show stopping set, and thank you for a 2nd opportunity to win this fabulous set of stamps on the blog hop. I have to say I can't wait to see the whole collection together, all of these little snippets have certainly got me hungry for more - the 12th can't come soon enough lol

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  27. What a wonderful card with beautiful details.

    What a beautiful creations are made ​​by the DT with the new vintage stamps. Combining them like Gretha did lovely and wonderful. I have again gained inspiration.

    Hugs, Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

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  28. I loved your card with big sentiment, going to start my bloghop.

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  29. This is an awesome card. I love those wordstamps as they can always help us say, what can sometimes be hard to speak out.

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  30. What a fab card! Loving these new stamps.

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  31. Great bloghop. Loved how beautiful the stamps are and their inspirations. thanks for the hop,enjoyed.

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  32. Stunning i really need these stamps :-)

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  33. Heel mooi , wie zou deze stempels nu niet graag winnen. ik wel hoor :) groetjes Nathalie

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  34. Fantastic card - can't wait for the release. Welcome Mary J - looking forward to seeing your creations.xx

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  35. Fabulous card. Looking forward to the new stamps.

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  36. Look forward to seeing Mary's projects. :) Love the card today - great accents to a fab stamp.

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  37. Your card is simply wonderful...love the brown tones :0)))

    Hugs Nicole

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  38. thanks for an awesome hop.. truly inspirational!
    I have had chance to see all the images.. and i NEED them all
    TFS!
    Hugs xx

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  39. Loving the brown tonings on this card and it has the vintage look you have really court the essense of the stamp! :)

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  40. Love this card, and wonderful hop! All the cards and creations are absolutely stunning, and Mary is a fab addition to your team! I can't wait to get the new stamps - so looking forward to using them!
    Claire xx

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  41. What a great card, fab idea! Loving the new stamps :)

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  42. Hi LOTV, bloghop - love it! Just been busy making a Father's Day card for my dad this weekend using 'Dad's the Word'. Have a look: http://pinterest.com/cardtherapybyem/card-therapy/
    Thank you btw for the Perfect card workshop the weekend before last, I really enjoyed the 'craft and chat' with Dawny P and even won a stamp! Emma x

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  43. Wow! I love how you used two stamps on top of each other. Hugs, Brigitte

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  44. thx for all the inspiration and the chance to win!! :)

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  45. Love the textures on this card. Makes me want to keep feeling it!! Wonderful!

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  46. Love the use of hessian on this card, very nice x

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  47. love this textured card, really vintage, Gaynor x

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  48. I am loving the look of the sentiment stamps, lovely size and font. Hessian is one of my favourite fabrics to add texture, your card is stunning. Can't wait to see all the other DT projects too xhugsx Nikki

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  49. Wow, what a great card with all of these gorgeous sentiment stamps! They really are a great focal point for cards and other craft projects. Lovely DT creations too! Hugs, Hanneke

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  50. So exciting, I just came on to youre blogg for some inspiration for a graduatingcard and I really love the card you are showing today. Yes it is diffrent but it´s fun to try out new ideas too.

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  51. Love the new stamps and the vintage feel of this card. The labels are definitely catching my eye!

    Emma x

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  52. Gorgeous creation from Louise and congrats to Mary J, love her work.
    Thanks for a fantastic blog hop, gorgeous work from all the DT, loving all the new stamps.
    Wendy xx

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  53. Fantastic card, love the layout and thank you for the opportunity of winning the new stamps

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  54. Beautiful card! I love the burlap.

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  55. Beautiful card! I love the burlap.

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  56. How exciting! Welcome to the DT Mary - looking forward to seeing your artwork. I'm off to check the DT blogs now!

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  57. Fantastic creation, love the texture. Off to check out the inspiration on the DT blogs.

    Hugs Ali x

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  58. Absolutely amazing texture on that card! Fabulous work Louise! I've been anticipating the new stamps so can't wait to see all the lovely creations from the DT!

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  59. Gorgeous! love all the yummy embellishments too.

    Jasmina

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  60. What a wonderful card! I love the texture!

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  61. A gorgeous card, I love the little tag behind the hessian at the top! I love these sentiment stamps can't wait to get my hands on them soon!

    Jenfie x

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  62. Love that Good Luck stamp!

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  63. Ladies ladies ladies - you have gone a done it AGAIN!

    What an absolutely stunning range of stamps, its just amazing.

    I treated myself to a couple of those beauties on Saturday - I mean how can you resist - and can't wait to have a play with them.

    Thank you for the chance to win such an amazing prize.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Ta ta for now.

    Hazel x

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  64. What a very nice and unusual card. Going to hop on...you have to be in it to win it, right?

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  65. Brilliant card love all the different elements. Welcome to Mary & what an awesome prize. Good luck everyone. Anne x

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  66. Firstly fabulous card, different and creative with little treats tucked here n there, super. secondly a marvellous blog hop, I'm all hopped out and ready for a coffee I was so enthralled lookin through all the team's work, I left my tap running as was making one at the start of the hop, lol. loving all the new stamps shown so versatile and appealing to many different styles of crafting x happy crafting x

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  67. Fabulous card - love the texture and the whole feel of the card - brilliant xx

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  68. Wow! Stunning card! So many wonderful details! Welcome to Mary! Off to hop!

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  69. Fabulous card, loving the hessian effect, it works so well with the grungy feel of the stamps. Off to see the rest of the lovely inspiration you all have in store for us xx

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  70. Hi Anne, Fabulous card to get the hop on it's way! I can't wait for these stamps, as they are just right for me, as I do a lot of altering. The items are then sold for a charity, at craft and village markets. I am in the process now, as I have two markets on a weekend at the end of this month. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  71. Certainly a different card, it really makes a statement.

    Kia Ora to Mary..

    I'm going to go hopping now.. woo hoo.

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  72. A wonderful card you made!

    Hugs
    Anja

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  73. The card is gorgeous and the blog hop was just amazing, I love the pretty new set of stamps, the sentiments are so touching! Hugs! Mojca

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  74. Welcome Mary, you totally deserve it!

    Hugs, Franz.

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  75. So excited, the day is finally here! Gorgeous card, love the hessian! We're off to a great start xxx

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    1. Blog hop was awesome! Gorgeous gorgeous new stamps!! Thanks for such an inspiring hop and well done on another amazing stamp release. Hugs, Wends xxx

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  76. Wouah!This card is very beatiful and unusual!

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  77. How amazing - love the texture and the hidden little tag!


    Penny

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  78. Well, I've just finished the blog hop and I just absolutely love the stamps that have been used so far! Can't wait to see the full collection when it's released online on Wednesday! even better I'm making a BIG wish that I'm the lucky one ;) keep it up LOTV, you're getting better and better :)

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  79. Very nice card! The burlap is definitely something I had never thought about using! I really like it!

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  80. Very nice card! The burlap is definitely something I had never thought about using! I really like it!

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  81. The stamps are sooooo beautiful !!!

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  82. The stamps are sooooo beautiful !!!

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  83. Stunning ideas & cards
    Would love to win the stamps, fingers crossed
    Hugs
    Clare xx

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  84. Very unusual card and great for the men too! A lovely card.

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  85. Helemaal mijn stijl, ik hou van vintage !

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  86. Love this style!!!

    Next week is my Birthday .. So fingers crossed..

    Hugs

    Ingrid

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  87. Wow...great hop!! I am one of those person's you mentioned that are uncomfortable with vintage, and I have to say, these beautiful creations from your DT's has given me a different perspective!! Thanks!

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  88. Great start to the hop with this gorgeous card and showcasing some of the new stamps. "Hugs" Carol

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  89. First of all: Welcome Mary to the team. I'm looking forward to see your cards with LOTV products here on this and on your own blog :D Now on to the blog hop with a great start here. Really makes me want to use my own embossing powders more. Thank you for the inspiration. Can't wait to see what all the others of the team have been crafting. Hugs Lotte

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  90. Super card and welcome to the team Mary - looking forward to seeing your makes. Thanks for this blog hop fun!

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  91. Fabulous card and I sure like the looks of the burlap!

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  92. Off to hop round! Fantastic prize up for grabs & a great DT card to get us started!
    Good luck all!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  93. Wow this is lovely.loving the new stamps.Thank you for the chance to win.Fingers crossed.Off I go and hop....Hugs Debbie x

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  94. Just finished the hop! Absolutely awesone ladies, what a talented bunch you are!
    Thank you!
    Dawn xx

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  95. I Love the new stamps. Great card.
    hugs Anke

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  96. I like this a lot. So different from the normal things we see here. Great addition to an already great lineup of stamps.

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  97. Nice card. Wonderful hop. Thank you.

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  98. How lovely to MaryJ as one of the new team, her cards are always so inspiring, fabulous new stamps, and what a fantastic card from Louise:)..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  99. Love this card - and the extra texture added by the "ripped" burlap is wonderful! The new line looks amazing!

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  100. Georgous card. Thanks for the chance to win his fabulous prize.

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  101. This is lovely, the neutral tones work really well to create the vintage feel. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  102. A beautiful card! Very stylish and I love the vintage look! hugs, Marlies

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  103. loving all the texture, great card x

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  104. Fabulous new release. (I just made the bloghop and my end is here), I love the vintagestyle. And the DT members give a great inspiration. Thanks to all of you for this great bloghop.
    Hugs Aartje

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  105. Love the jute and texture on this one. Fab card.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  106. What a gorgeous card.

    Marie-Anne

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  107. Gorgeous card. I love the design and colours.
    Lorraine x

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  108. Wow, just gorgeous A beautiful card! Very stylish and I love the vintage look! Welcome to Mary J and I am really excited about these stamps, very on trend.

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  109. Wow! Thatis really different - I would love to have it in my hands to see and feel it properly. Looks gorgeous

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  110. Gorgeous card and I love all the new stamps :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  111. Prachtig, wat een nieuwe spulletjes weer. Leuk,leuk

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  112. Oh how lovely all that new stuff! I go to the next blog to see more...

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  113. Finally time to do the hop after a long day at work x

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  114. Yes, a very different type of design...and I love it! Thanks for sharing the inspiring ideas.

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  115. Really different card - love the detail with the ripped cloth with the tag inside at the top.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  116. The card is gorgeous and the blog hop was just amazing, I love the pretty new set of stamps, the sentiments are wonderful,
    hugs Dorte

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  117. Great card! I love the stamps you used!

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  118. Great card, really different. Love it.

    Kat x

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  119. Would love to win the stamps as I spend most of my pocket money on crafting & love LOTV stamps

    Hugs Ffion aged 12

    xx

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  120. The hop is such a fantastic way to showcase these scrumptious new stamps. I'm loving every one of them, there's so many possibilities! Lis x

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  121. Fabulous card. Great stamp.

    Hugs
    Judex

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  122. Great addition to your team! I love her style, love that tag coming out of the burlap too!

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  123. Welcome to Mary! Fabulous card, and thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize :)

    Tanya xx

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  124. Fantastic card!! Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize!! Can't wait to get the new stamps sets!!

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  125. Gorgeous. These new stamps look very tempting.

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  126. I am so excited with this hop! I love this new collection and your design team is the best to show it off! Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  127. Welcome Mary!
    I love this card ....perfect vintage...love all the texture (-:

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  128. This card is great, love the burlap look.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  129. Stunning project - I love these new stamps and can't wait to buy some of them!

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  130. Beautiful card.Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway.
    Gr Elly

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  131. Great hop and some really outstanding creations, such talented team. Thanks for the chance. xxxx

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  132. Thank you so much all at LOTV. As always your stamps are stunning, we cannot wait to get them and make beautiful cards like the DT. Thank you again. Debbiex

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  133. Love the jute background and the little bird and tags. Thanks for the chance of some goodies xx Hugs Clare xx

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  134. Beautiful card, thanks for the bloghop and the chance to win some goodies

    Hermien

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  135. Thank you for a fabulous blog hop showing all of the stunning DT creations using the gorgeous new vintage stamps!! :-)xx

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  136. Really beautiful card!!
    Thanks for the bloghop :)
    xx

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  137. What a great blog hop, beautiful inspiration from the dt, all different. I really like this card too, especially the burlap, it adds a little something.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  138. Thank you for an AMAZING blog hop, you really have the best team of designers! Each creation i loved and now i have a huge list of 'stuff what i need'...you are no good for my bank balance lol! xx

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  139. Can not wait to start the hop.

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  140. Love these fabulous new vintage style stamps, and your sample cards are stunning. Thanks so much for this great blog hop and chance to win
    Hugs
    Pauline x

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  141. I superb hop. Only problem is that I want them all! I sense a domestic coming. LOL.

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  142. Fabulous new vintage stamps, i love it.....

    Warme groetjes,
    Anita

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  143. Just completed the blog hop, wow! So much talent, so many wonderful creations! I just love LOTV stamps and the new one ain't no exception... ;) :D
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Love from Sweden,
    Birgit/Pysselfnatt

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  144. Just finished hopping around the blogs. What a great range of cards and it just shows how versatile the new stamps are! I can't wait to see the full launch,as I loved all of what I saw. I've been wanting to try to do some more "vintage" stuff, so the stamps will help me with that.
    Thank you for the chance to win. It's an incredible prize on offer! xx

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  145. Great idea with the hessian/burlap included on the card.

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  146. Fabulous blog hop! Thank you for the chance to win! Love all the textures on this card and especially like the tag peeping out of the top. Donna.x

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  147. Awesome!! I fortunately have some time to hop! Wonderful new stamps, love them!
    hugs, Sandexx

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  148. wonderful project loving the new stamps i don't have many vintage styles ones so would be great to win some
    thanks joanne

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  149. I love vintage and how ever many you get you can never get enough! such lovely designs amongst the blogs I want to see the stamps tonight!

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  150. Great card, and wonderful use of the new stunning stamps,
    Well done LOTV for another great release
    hugs
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

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  151. A brilliant project with so many interesting details.

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  152. I have enjoyed the bloghop. The DT team has made beautiful creations with the marvellous stamps. Great idea to release vintage stamps too!
    Above card has a brilliant use of the stamps...love all details too!
    xxx Margreet

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  153. Hi LOTV,
    Marvellous creations, love the images, your blog hop is fabulous. Really enjoyed it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  154. Such a Beautiful card... Love the colors and design, amazing work!
    Hugs Natalie xx

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  155. wow, what a fantastic creation!

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  156. Beautiful card. Love all the texture you put into it!

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  157. The hop showed so many fabulous stamps... can't wait to have atleast some of them.

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  158. I love what I have seen of the new collecton so far! It will be difficult to choose what to buy.

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  159. The projects are all Soooo amazing. Fingers cressed
    Leona x

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