Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Three Little Angels …




Morning all, the end of July already can you believe it   ….where on earth is the year going?

The last day of July means that it’s the final chance for you to enter our pink challenge …so if you haven’t already got your card in then you need to get your skates on!!



It also means that it’s sadly time for the last card from our Guest Designer of the month. We’ve been joined throughout July by the fabulous Natalie and she’s jumped on our Christmas bandwagon making us this lovely card using one of our older Christmas stamps Three Little Angels


July 4 Natalie - Three Little Angels



Here’s a list of everything Natalie used and you can also see the card on her own blog here



Three Little Angels Stamp

Sentiment from Set 8

Krafty Christmas and Candles & Cake Paper Pads

Flowers & Berries from Wild Orchid Crafts

Charm, Wooden Heart & Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl

Marianne’s Designs Snowflake Die

Glittered Star by Prima

Cheesecloth, Glitter, Dew Drops, Ranger Glossy Accents, PVA Glue & Stickles – Frosted Lace

Chunky White Frantage Embossing Power

Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black & Emboss It Ink Pad

Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass

Copic Ciao Markers – C1, E00, E21, E31, E33, R11, E20, Y28



Thanks for joining us Natalie and making such lovely cards


Because we have so many new stamps coming out at the moment I’m struggling to fit in all the gorgeous cards our DT are making so we won’t be having a Guest designer next month   …but I will have an exciting new one to introduce in September!

See you tomorrow


Tuesday, 30 July 2013





Morning crafters, I hope you’re all well today

I have another of the lovely new Christmas stamps to share and this is our Santa   …as you can imagine he’s been really popular and is one of the top sellers from the latest release!





Our Gretha made this card and she’s used a greeting from Christmas Circular Sentiments and the new Noor snowflake dies which we now have in our shop

Hope you like it, see you tomorrow

Monday, 29 July 2013

Squirrel Snack …

Morning everyone, hope you had a good weekend


We’ve gone right up on the Crafty Blogs and Crafty Sellers lately and it’s thanks to you, all our lovely Customers who visit the blog and website regularly
If you’re new to us then do make sure you become a follower and keeping stopping by. We have a new card every single day to give you lots of inspiration, a challenge once a month, weekly commenters candy and regular giveaways and competitions


The winner of last weeks voucher, drawn from all the comments that we had left is …


Well done Sammy, email Lucy and she’ll give you your voucher code
There will be another voucher next week so make sure you leave a comment each day as you pass through


Onto todays card and this is by our Dawny using Squirrel Snack from the new Christmas collection


Dawny has used papers from the Classic Christmas pad and the little sentiment is from Greetings Postmarks


Have a good day, see you tomorrow


Sunday, 28 July 2013


Morning all, thanks for stopping by   …I hope you’re having a lovely weekend wherever you are

Don’t forget there is still time to enter our monthly challenge, for July the theme is Pretty in Pink so we want to see all your cards that have some pink on them
It can be your colouring, backing papers, ribbons, embellishments etc   …in fact the pinker the better!
The winners are drawn at random so that everyone has the same chance, and if you don’t have your own blog you can email us your entry
You can enter here or at the top of the blog on our CHALLENGE PAGE


As promised we’re having a little break from Christmas this weekend and here’s a lovely card made by Mindy
She’s used the Skipping stamp which is one of the cute Summer images that were released last month


Hope you like it, enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I’ll see you tomorrow


Saturday, 27 July 2013

Something different …

Good morning bloggers!
What have you got planned for the weekend? lots of lovely crafty time I hope
The weather is going to change here after the longest sunny spell for 37 years. It’s been great but I haven’t been in my attic much as it’s been so hot up there so I’m going to hopefully try and spend some time crafting today


I thought we’d have a break from Christmas for a couple of days,  these are some lovely cards and a little box that were made for us by Deb Hughes using some of our sentiment stamps ...

Deb has used the Vintage Sentiments – Just To Say set and also our Calendars stamps on her lovely cards

You can look at more of her work on her own blog here 

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow


Friday, 26 July 2013

Christmas Prayer …




Morning all, Friday again and another week over!

You’ve loved the new products and I hope you managed to get your orders in yesterday. Rich is working hard to try and get them all sent out as quickly as possible. He knows that us crafters don’t like to have to wait for our goodies!

I have another card to show you today with the new stamps and this is by our lovely Debbie


Christmas Prayer - Debbie



This stamp is called Christmas Prayer and she’s sneaked one of the useful little Christmas Sentiments Tags on there

Debbie has sent her beautiful card for us to put on display in the showroom   …and as is usually the case the pictures don’t do it justice at all



Don’t forget to stop by over the weekend as I’ll still have a new card to share with you each day

Have a lovely weekend all



Thursday, 25 July 2013

New stamps, papers and art pads out today!





Morning all, the 25th already which means our latest products go on sale today!

At midday UK time you’ll be able to finally get your hands on our 16 new Christmas stamps, 3 fabulous new patterned paper pads and 6 new art pads


There are some great money saving offers on multi buys to help make your pennies go a bit further;

A5 Stamp Sheets - 3 sheets for £36.00

Small Stamps - 6 stamps for £26.00

Art and Sketch Pads - 5 pads for £27.00

Paper Pads – 3 for £21.00

And finally…

we still have the FREE postage offer on  …this includes overseas orders too!

(please note that the patterned paper pads are not included in the offer, they do incur a small charge towards the cost of posting because of the weight)



Todays card  features one of the new stamps and this ‘lil cutie is Squirrel Snack


Squirrel Snack - Moni



Moni made this lovely card, she’s also used a greeting from Set 5 Christmas Circular Sentiments and the Santa postmark is from Grunge Christmas Postmarks


Hope you like it, stop by at midday if you can to make sure you get your favourites from the new release

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Blog Hop prize winner …









Evening all, as promised I’m back with the winner of our blog hop candy

The hidden prize blog belonged to our new girl Kathy and the winning comment, picked at random, is  …

~ Marlies ~


Here’s what Marlies wrote;

Congratulations on your lotv DT job. Your card is gorgeous! I've just been looking through your blog and admiring your creations. You make absolutely gorgeous cards, so such attention to all the pretty details. I love your style of work, elegant and romantic. Thanks for the inspiration! Marlies

Well done Marlies, email with your address - you have won the full set of 16 new Christmas stamps!

Thanks everyone for joining in and for all your lovely comments


Before I go I wanted to just show you this card…

Jen made it using one of the new patterned paper pads which are out tomorrow




This pretty pad is another popular NitWit design and is called Always and Forever

We are also pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Rasberry Road to bring you two of their collections; Antebellum and Beach Bliss

The 3 new pads will be available on the website tomorrow along with the new Christmas stamps and some more lovely art pads (including the Christmas ones which have been much anticipated)


Enjoy your evening whatever you are doing and I’ll see you tomorrow



Festive Post ….




Morning everybody, I hope you enjoyed the blog hop yesterday

Thank you all for the big warm welcome you gave to Kathy  …I think she was a bit overwhelmed by the number of lovely comments she got! We’re delighted to have her on board and I know she will be a great addition to our team

If you missed the hop there is still time to join in, start with yesterdays post below and hop round all the DT blogs

There is a prize of the full set of Christmas stamps hidden somewhere along the hop so make sure you visit and comment on each blog to be in with the best chance of winning

The winner will be announced tonight and the stamps go on sale tomorrow at midday (UK time) along with some fab new art and patterned paper pads


This stamp  is called Festive Post and Gretha made this lovely card…

Festive Post - Gretha



She’s used some of the fab new Noor snowflake dies which we now have available in the shop


Make sure you stop by tonight to see who was the lucky blog hop prize winner   …and I might even have another card to share if you’re lucky!


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Christmas blog hop and a new team member …


Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!
Today we are holding another of our design team blog hops to celebrate the launch of the new Christmas stamps
This is the first set in the 2013 Christmas collection and is an adorable mix of 16 cute characters which we think you are going to LOVE!
The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday on Thursday July 25th (UK time) along with some fabulous new art pads and patterned papers


The LOTV design team are all joining in and you may have noticed that there is another new name on the list, we’re all thrilled to welcome to the team the lovely Kathy


We’ve been looking for someone to work predominantly with our sentiments and background images
These stamps tend to get overlooked and are rarely the focal point of a card, it’s quite a skill to do this and yet still keep your work pretty and girlie (and you all know that here at Lili of the Valley we like to keep things as pretty as possible!)
Kathy makes the most beautiful cards and doesn’t generally use characters so she was the perfect choice to join and complement our already amazing design team
Kathy didn’t come on board in time to join in with the sneak peeks so before we start with them here’s one of the first cards she's made for us...



She’s used one of our new Quotable stamps (this one is in the Friendship set) and papers from our popular Country Lady pad
Lucy has another one of Kathy’s cards on Facebook this morning and she’ll also be joining in the hop with us so I hope you’ll all give her a big warm welcome


I’m sure you know what to do by now lol   ...just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the stamps. Because the team is a bit larger now we’ve been able to show you all of the new images
There is a fabulous 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 new Christmas stamps...
…that’s 16 rubber stamps, one each of all the new designs!

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;

Ideas to Inspire (you’re starting here)


Righty, off we go with the Christmas stamps and this adorable image is called Christmas Prayer


...isn't this a lovely image?
On to my blog next and you can always start again here if you get lost along the way


Don’t forget to stop by here tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of our great prize

Enjoy the hop…    and good luck!


Monday, 22 July 2013

Voucher Winner and another sneaky peek …





Good afternoon, 2 posts in one day you lucky bloggers  …I’m spoiling you!

I couldn't resist sneaking another card in using the new Christmas images and I also have the winner of this weeks £10 voucher…





Drawn at random from all the comments that were left on yesterdays card, todays lucky winner is …


Sandra H


Well done Sandra, email Lucy and she’ll let you have your code

We’ll have another vopucher up for grabs next week so make sure you leave a comment every day as you pass through!






This final sneaky peek before tomorrows blog hop is using one of my favourite stamps from the new release

Mary J made this fabulous card and the image is called Penguin Presents



Penguin Presents - Mary J



Isn’t it cute!

See you tomorrow, have a lovely evening everyone


Christmas Bunting …

Morning all, Monday again already! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, they just go too quickly don’t they!


I have another sneaky peek to show you today of the new Christmas stamps. We’re doing a DT blog hop tomorrow so don’t miss that, you’ll be able to see cards made using the full collection which is available on July 25th  … and as always there will be a great prize on offer!


This ‘lil cutie is called Christmas Bunting and our Becky made today's lovely card...


She’s put the card on her own blog if you would like details of what she’s used

See you tomorrow bright and early for the hop!



Sunday, 21 July 2013

Get Well Soon ….

Good morning crafters, thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend


I have another card to show you today by our July Guest Designer Natalie, you’ve enjoyed seeing Natalie’s work and we’ve enjoyed having her because we know that she is a huge Lili of the Valley fan!

Natalie has used our ever popular Little Nurse stamp and a mixture of papers from our pads
The spotty one at the back is from Krafty Christmas and the others are in the Promises collection. I wouldn’t have thought to use the 2 sets together but they work really well with the colouring in the picture

Natalie will put the card on her own blog here so you can get the full details and also see more of her lovely work. I’ll have another card from her later in the month


That’s it from me, have a lovely Sunday and I’ll be back tomorrow with another sneaky peek for you


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Polar Pair …

Good morning everyone, I hope you all have some nice things planned for the weekend
The good weather is still continuing here in the UK, that’s about 4 weekends in a row that we’ve had sun which is very rare!
I can’t get much crafting done because it’s like a sauna up in my attic  …but I’m not complaining!


I have another sneaky peek today and this is very different from the one I had to show you yesterday…
our Jen made this card and the stamp is called Polar Pair…


The image has worked perfectly with Jen’s CAS style and I love the bright colours she’s chosen


Something different tomorrow as it’s time for another card from our Guest Designer for July. That’s the lovely Natalie so make sure you find a few minutes to stop by!

Enjoy your Saturday x


Friday, 19 July 2013

Sneaky Peek …

Morning everyone, how exciting about us going back on the TV?
Make sure you keep an eye on here , Facebook and the website because as soon as we have any more news we’ll let you know!


Time for another sneaky peek of our new Christmas stamps and this was made by our very clever Elise
She used 2 of the stamps on her card, I would never have thought of this but it’s made such a sweet scene!

The little boy in the window is called ‘Feeding Robins’ and in his garden are our new ‘Snow Family’

She’s also made a lovely tag which tucks away, it’s got one of our Christmas Recipes and the little tags at the top are on the Christmas Mini Icon Tags sheet which is very useful. Elise does a few of these little tags and I think it’s a great idea, just adds a bit of extra interest to your card
The Let It Snow sentiment is on the Christmas Handwritten Phrases sheet


Hope you like it, I’ll have another one to show you tomorrow so make sure you stop by x



Thursday, 18 July 2013

Breaking News! ….




Hello all, I’m back just sneaking in a quick post because I’m bursting to tell you our exciting news ….

Lili of the Valley are returning to Create and Craft TV! 

Create and Craft

We’re delighted to let you all know that you will soon have to opportunity to watch LOTV shows once again and we’re working really hard to bring you exclusive products, offers and fantastic demonstrations

Laila and Lisa will be taking a back seat this time when it comes to presenting the shows, they will be concentrating on running LOTV!  Our new TV Star will be our very own Design Team member Dawny P who already runs our fabulous workshops in Leeds. We were all delighted when she agreed to bite the bullet and do this for us and we know she will do a brilliant job inspiring you all!

Formalities still have to be agreed but once everything is finalised we’ll be sure to let you know the time and date of our first show. We’re aiming for the middle to end of August but will obviously announce it once we know exactly when  … so do tune in if you get the chance!


Enjoy your Thursday everyone, and don’t forget to leave your name in the Theme Thursday linky below to go in our candy draw



Theme Thursday ….


Morning everyone, hope you’re well today

Time for another Theme Thursday and because we’re starting with our 2013 Christmas collection I thought I’d do a Christmas theme with some of our older images and this week I’ve chosen Christmas animals…
There wasn’t a Theme Thursday last week   …so because we’re feeling all Christmassy here I’ll draw 2 prize winners from today’s names and the lucky winners will each get one of the stamps used on todays cards
Just leave your name in the linky before you go and the winners will be announced next week


Igloo Bears - Moni

Party Pup - Jen

Merry Christmas Penguins - Elise

James Bear Deck The Halls (2)

Pups With Present - Dena

James Bear Sledging Along

Cosy And Warm - Kathy


Snow Cute - Bev

Teddy With Robin - Lou

Pup With Stocking - Dawny

Teddy With Penguin - Gretha

Aren’t they fab!

These images are all still available and we have 16 new Christmas stamps coming out on the 25th July with more on 25th August   …just wait until you see them!

Have a lovely day and don’t forget to leave you name in the linky before you go!