Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Christmas blog hop and a new team member …

 
 
 
 
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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


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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
 


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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...
 


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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

 
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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!
 
 
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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;
 

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
 

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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!
 

 

161 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love the new stamps.
    hugs Anke

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  2. Oh my gosh, Kathy's card is just stunning, I love the way the papers, lace and flowers are put together. Welcome to the team Kathy.
    Chris X

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  3. The new stams are so pretty!
    Hugs, June

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  4. Two gorgeous cards today Anne loving the new stamps
    jacqui x

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  5. Welcome Kathy. Two beautiful cards today x

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  6. wooooohoooo for another Bloghop. welcome kathy

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  7. Kathy's card is beautiful. I made a card yesterday with the sentiment as the focus for a change and was really pleased with it, Kathy will be offering some great inspiration for different cards. Need some more of these sentiments.

    Adore this Christmas image, off to hop now x

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  8. Beautiful cards....welcome to Kathy & her stunning card....off to hop now!
    Hugs Jo x

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  9. What gorgeous cards, love the new stamps and I know what my birthday money is being spent on :-)

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  10. A big welcome to kathy. I love her card! I also love the new Christmas squirrel card. Very cute! Looking forward to the blog hop today x

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  11. Wow, what a fabulous array of images and cards. Mmmm, which to buy that is going to be a big decision. Thanks for a great hop and some fabulous inspiration x

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  12. Welcome to Kathy and I look forward to seeing her work. I am so excited to start hopping and this is a brilliant first stop x

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  13. Congrats to Kathy, another too cute card and yay for a blog hop..

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  14. Welcome Kathy!
    So beautiful cards today.

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  16. OMG can't wait for the new releases - LOTV have come up trumps again with so many uber cute images.
    I LOVE making Christmas cards and with such gorgeous stamps it will be a real pleasure.
    Welcome to Kathy - love her style.
    Thanks for a fun hop.
    Debs xx

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  17. I use quotes and sentiments a lot as the focus on my cards so I was pleased to see the Qutable stamps. Kathy's card is lovely, as is this Christmas card. Christine

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  18. Leuke kleuren, prachtig geheel ! Love it !

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  19. EEEEK! I LOVE Christmas stamps so I am excited to check out the hop! Welcome to Kathy! What a stunning card! Using a sentiment as the main image is so hard for me so I look foraward to seeing more of her work! That Angel is beautiful! Such pretty colors and Designer Papers!

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  20. Welcome Kathy, your card is so pretty, great use of the beautiful stamp. Great details, love it.
    That Christmas make is wonderful too.
    Looking forward to this Christmas hop too, just what we need to get me moving with my Christmas makes. I have not purchased any Christmas goodies for this year yet. So fingers crossed I will be the lucky person picked haha, thanks for the chance.
    Off to have a nose now.
    Hugs Kelly

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  21. Wow, such a pretty card. A simple angel design.
    Well done to the new DT member, the card is beautiful.

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  22. I am really looking forward to this hop, the new stamps look amazing. Welcome Kathy your card looks beautiful.

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  23. Congrats Kathy....so well deserved,your cards are amazing....
    The angel card is gorgeous.....perfect colour scheme for the image...fab work!
    Thanks for the chance of winning the new Christmas release....such a fantastic prize for someone...

    San x

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  24. Love the angel card. Also looking forward to seeing cards involving sentiments as I don't often use them

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  25. Beautiful card here , soooo cute and awesome coloring.

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  26. Just popping back to say thank you for an amazing blog hop, this has been one of my most favorite hops. The talent and inspiration the team gives us crafters is amazing. Thank you. Xx

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  27. Kathy has made such beautiful card will look forward to seeing more.

    The now images are wonderful and this little Angel card is fantastic, Kate x

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  28. Wow, just finished the blog hop. Such an amazing, talented design team with so many different styles. Good luck to everyone.

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  29. Congrats on joining the DT Kathy. Your card is beautiful.

    I also love the sneek peak card. I adore that image.

    Holly
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  30. Absolutely gorgeous, she is such a cutie! xxx

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  31. Gorgeous card, I love the new stamps.
    Lorraine x

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  32. Anne looks like an adorable new set.......love that blue card! Good choice with Kathy - I love the way she makes the sentiment the focus.

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  33. What a stunning card Kathy,
    welcome to LOTV and have a wonderful time,
    the new stamps are wonderful, great images again LOTV,
    hugs
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

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  34. What a beautiful cards are made ​​by DT with the beautiful Christmas stamps. The DT has again made ​​wonderful things and I have inspiration.

    Hugs, Astrid.

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  35. Beautiful card, welcome to the DT Kathy. Loving the new stamps.

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  36. Welcome, Cathy!
    And such great stamps, I love them all!
    Keep up the good work, LOTV!

    Love, Dieke.

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  37. So beautiful! I love the new stamps.
    What a beautiful card.

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  38. Lovely card, i have a lot of the older Christmas stamps & can't wait for the new ones x

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  39. Fantastic card, and a big welcome to Kathy! I personally adore the LOTV background stamps! I bought 2 sets and a set off sentiments on my last visit, and have used them numerous times already.

    Now, off to go take a peek at all the adorableness!

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  40. What a marvellous blog hop!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration, what a talented dt you have. Thanks also for the chance to win the new range, keeping fingers & toes crossed. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  41. Beautiful cards. Kathy's is stunning. Look forward to seeing more.

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  42. I've really enjoyed seeing all of the cards by the team, excellent work and welcome to your new DT Kathy, beautiful card. Mary x

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  43. It´s a beautiful and lovely cold-looking card (something that would be great for an hour or so tosay...). Great bloghop! And almost to much inspiration! Creative greetings, Gerrina

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  44. Well I've just completed the blog hop and what stunning cards the DT team have done, they are a very talented bunch of ladies I am still droolling at what I saw. I now can not wait to get my hands on the new Art Pads especially the christmas ones, I will have to stock up at Ally Pally too! I now know what I'm using to make mine this year as I know the Art Pads are such good quality my results will be great.

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  45. I absolutely adored every single one of these cards! And the new stamps are all utterly adorable! I have to say though, the "Christmas Cupboard" one is probably my favourite. It's unusual, yet utterly delightful!

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  46. What a fabulous blog-hop - such an amazing collection of super creations.
    Toni xx

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  47. Gorgeous card, fab way of using a sentiment stamp. Looking forward to more :)

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  48. What a great blog hop!! Beautiful inspiration from your talented DT.
    Thanks also for the chance to win

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  49. WOW!!! Such a wonderful blog hop, I really enjoyed looking at all the DT creations. Think I have about 6 favourites, I especially love the Christmas Prayer image, Dena's card is totally stunning.
    Thank you for all the inspiration.
    hugs Sue xx

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  50. What a stunning showcase of cards and love all the new stamps so beautiful thanks for the chance to win hugs xx

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  51. What a beautiful angel image and stunning Colour scheme too. X

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  52. Great cards and know I'll just love the new stamps Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  53. woohoo another blog hop...and lots of lovely new stamps. Can't wait to get started xx

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  54. Beautiful card loving the stamps.x

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  55. It's a hot summerday, but I'm looking forward to christmas!
    The new stamps are great, also the paperblocs and the lovely cards made by the DT!

    Hugs,
    Jeannette

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  56. Just completed the hop, it was a real eye candy to see all gorgeous cards!
    Thank you for the chance
    hugs, Miria xx

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  57. Like what I am seeing so far! Can't wait to see all the cards on the hop & the new images.
    Tine :)

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  58. I thought i had enough stamps, but thats never true is it:) bautiful newstamps and card thank you

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  59. Just finished the hop and what a talented bunch of designers. All lovely cards and these images are of course superb, how can one choose? LOTV just seems to go from strength to strength. Brilliant.xx

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  60. Gorgeous stamp and card off to "hop" now
    Jackie x

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  61. Welcome Kathy, beautiful card! And a beautiful Christmas card too, off to go hopping!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  62. Back for a quick comment. Checked out all the blogs and you have picked the perfect people to showcase your new stamps. Everything is just so eye catching that i can already see myself buying all these stamps, they have done your stamps proud and your stamps are worth looking at. Job well done. Aileen

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  63. Two wonderful new cards, looking forward to the 25th :)

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  64. Welcome Cathy, I love your card!

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  65. Lovely card with adorable embellishment and a cute angelstamp.

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    1. And al the stampa are solo cute.

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  66. Lovely card, looking forward to getting my hands on some of the new stamps.

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  67. Can't wait for these to come out on Thursday - these stamps look so sweet. Tracey x

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  68. I must say, these new stamps are stunning. And I'm happy that after this blog hop I discovered the Christmas Handwritten Phrases!!! Hehe. I'm crossing my fingers to win this blog hop. :)

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  69. Love the new stamps, beautiful cards. Can't wait to get my order in!!

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  70. I love LOTV Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  71. wauw this is very nice
    hugs rian

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  72. A beautiful card! I can't wait to see the rest of the sneak-peeks!

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  73. Lovely card! on to see the rest of the sneak peaks. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  74. fab card I like to make cards without character images at times it gives the message priority! enjoy being on the DT team im sure you will from Lesley xx

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  75. What a gorgeous image and card! Love the new images!
    Looking forward to put my order in :-D

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  76. Love the card! LOTV has the best digi images! Loly

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  77. Stunning card from Kathy and I'm looking forward to seeing more of her creations.
    Off to have a hop around now and if this first card is anything to go by then we're in for a big treat xx

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  78. Welcome Kathy! ... thank you for this fantastic Blog Hop to the whole team!
    Valentina ;)

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  79. I can eagerly off to view all the cards, based on the sneak peaks, I know already, I want all of them! Gorgeous card!

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  80. Wow this is gorgeous and thank you for a great blog hop. Such stunning cards! hugs! Mojca

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  81. Oh my goodness!! Gorgeous card and I love that angel!!

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  82. Hi so looking forward to buying some new stamps and papers ...having fun starting the hop..thanks for all the fun and inspiration and sneak peaks ;0)

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  83. Gorgeous card and Stunning card from Kathy. Looking forward to seeing more. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  84. Welcome to Kathy - her card is amazing! Am off to do the blog hop, can't wait to see all the DT makes and collect lots of inspiration along the way! Thank you xx

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  85. Congratulations to Kathy! Her card is beautiful! Can't wait to see all the new stamps!

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  86. Oh my gosh absolutely love Kathy's card! ALso like the new Christmas image card. Thanks!

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  87. The two cards are amazing! I'm loving the angels, girls with the trees and the holiday singer! What an amazing release! Oh I could go on and on! Essentially it's all fabulous. Th blog hop was so fun seeding all the amazing designs!

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  88. I love kathy's card, I love LOTV, I love the new stamps love Lesley xx

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  89. She's abolutely gorgeous a is your card :)

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  90. She's abolutely gorgeous a is your card :)

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  91. beautyful cards - lovely new stamps!

    Karin / sharona82

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  92. Beautiful card. Such a pretty angel.
    Clair xxx

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  93. Beautiful card and embellishments, good luck with the launch of the new range. Cheers Sue N x

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  94. This little angel is adorable. I can't wait to see all the other images.

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  95. Welcome Kathy, gorgeous. Off hopping, thanks for the chance fingers x
    Jane x

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  96. I am looking forward to this release of stamps, I'll be visiting the shop to see them all in real life.

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  97. Wow! What a gorgeous card and the stamp is too. Congratulations to Kathy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Hugs
    Donna x

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  98. Congrats Kathy..stunning card, I am always looking for inspiration for non image cards!

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  99. Gorgeous card Kathy!! I'm amazed by everyone who can make such beautiful card with "just" a sentiment - thank you for the inspiration!!
    Anne - your card is brIlliant and I can't wait to hop on... ;-)
    Hugs
    Linda

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  100. Such wonderful creations by all the team, I love their colouring and their design imagination, so talented. xxx

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  101. Gorgeous card, lovely colours and fantastic image! Great start to the hop :D Welcome to Kathy! Looking forward to seeing lots of your lovely work :)

    Tanya xx

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  102. Just finished the hop...what an amazing DT you have.....gorgeous makes!

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  103. You can't beat an Angel at Christmas! This is a lovely card.

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  104. The sentiment card s pretty too.

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  105. Gorgeous cards - both fabulous x

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  106. Kathy's cards are gorgeous, great addition to the team. Love the Christmas Angel card too,
    Kate x

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  107. Love your card and I enjoyed seeing all the lovely cards and creativity of the design team. Love all the new images.

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  108. Just love this, such a lovely image that could be used for any occasion!..

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  109. OMG I have just spent a good half hour hopping around everybody's blog and I am in awe the cards the DT are amazing and each and everyone are so unique in their own way! You really do have a fantastic DT. Thanks so much for the chance to win the new stamps, and I can not wait for them to be available so I can have a small okay large spending spree lol.
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly
    xxx

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  110. gorjuss card the image is very sweet and the colouring wow TFS Margit

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  111. This card is absolutely adorable! Fantastic coloring of the precious image! The entire hop was amazing! Thanks to the DT for sharing their incredible talent! Love the new stamps!

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  112. Gorgeous card, the angel image is absolutely adorable. TFS. Lizzie

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  113. Wow oh Wow have just finished the hop and the cards were absolutely stunning the new stamps are fabulous and would love the chance to win them :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  114. Simply delightful card creation, Anne! I have many of LOTV designed stamps, but none for the holidays. My fingers are crossed that I'm a lucky winner on this generous giveaway blog hop! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  115. Oh my goodness what a treat we are in for this is so lovely and l'm sure many more will be of the same quality l'm looking forward to this blog hop and hope to see lots of lovely images along the way which l'm sure to do this card is absolutely beautiful the colours and the layout and the image of course which is just so adorable xxx

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  116. What a delightful angel stamp, perfect for Christmas.

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  117. Absolutely gorgeous card sweetie. Loving these new stamps and looking forward to hopping to see all the fantastic inspiration that I know the wonderful DT will have instore. Hugs xNx

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  118. Hi Anne, Wow what a beautiful Christmas prayer image your card is beautiful and what an amazing blog hop which l have just completed all of the images and all of the Dt's cards are so inspiring truly are a lovely set of stamps to be used and do make beautiful cards tags etc......what an opportunity to take part and whoever wins will be one very lucky person and thank you all for making this blog hop happen xx

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  119. Double inspiration today with Kathy's beautiful sentiment card and the gorgeous blue and white angel - just lovely! I'm off to hop around the other blogs now...
    Hugs, Kat x

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  120. Wow, so jealous of the new girl but I can see why you've asked her to join the team, her cards are gorgeous. I've just been off to check our her creations and they're stunning. Congrats to Kathy and lovely card from Dena too.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  121. Beautiful card, blue is my favourite colour at Christmas x

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  122. Just finished the hop, such amazing creations! I can't believe how every card made me sigh with awe... Really love your new stamps!! Congrats to the new DT member, I hope my comment at her blog does show later as I couldn't see it.

    Love Birgit

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  123. Congrats Kathy, beautiful cards hugs Terrie

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  124. What a gorgeous start to the blog hop - traditional with a modern twist. Love the blue colours to!

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  125. Je ne fais que commencer le blog hop et déjà je suis conquise par ce beau projet mais aussi par ces magnifiques étampes. Félicitations à la nouvelle dt

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  126. Beautiful card!! I was constantly & totally amazed at all the stunning creations as I went through the hop! LOTV has the most wonderful stamp creations ever! I've been trying to buy digi images for the most part from several very talented artists because the price is so reasonable & the storage non-existent. But I am constantly drawn back to your adorable images. I guess I'll just have to break the bank and order some! Have you ever thought of offering the same adorable images in digital form?? I am hesitant to order real stamps lately because of storage issues.

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  127. Je viens de terminer le tour de chacune des Dt, et toutes les cartes sont vraiment magnifiques, vous avez une équipe merveilleuse, elles sont toutes très inspirantes. Merci beaucoup

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  128. The card is really beautiful, love it!

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  129. Love your cards, they are all so beautiful, this one is no exception. You have the gift to turn a sentiment stamp into the focal point and make it so beautiful.

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  130. This new release is totally awesome!! Welcome Kathy, your card is beautiful. Can't wait to get these new Christmas stamps in my hand.....they are amazing!! What a gorgeous Christmas card!! "Hugs"

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  131. Gorgeous card with beautiful details! Love the sweet Christmas Prayer image!

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  133. What a great hop.
    Thank you DT for some gorgeous creations.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  134. amazing creations all around! love the new images and had fun on the hop :)

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  135. Wow a fantastic hop just love all of the new stamps and all of the gorgeous and fantastic cards from all of the DT ladies
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  136. Oh what a lovely image & card - Beautiful :) x

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  137. Very sweet and so "Christmas'y"!
    Regards, Britta

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  138. Gorgeous.
    The DT have excelled. x

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  139. Amazing blog hop.What amazingly beautiful stamps.Hugs Debbie x

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  140. Just finished the blo GOP ... Love the new images and the fantastic DT creations. Looking forwards to them going on sale tomorrow unless I get lucky in the hop lol :-)
    Pauline x

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  141. Fabulous cards! So lovely! Going on the hop now, can't wait for the new release! Lyns xx

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  142. I just love the LOTV blog hops. Always so fun and inspirational!

    Laura C.

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  143. HOP
    I love Your card and
    I LOVE LOTV STAMPS.
    TAINA

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  144. Amazing blog hop.What amazingly beautiful stamps.
    Hugs Manuela

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  145. Thank you for another great hop :) Awesome prize!

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  146. Gorgeous card, love that sweet angel.

    Love Kathy's card too, really pretty.

    Kat x

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  147. What adorable images! I love the little penguin one with the presents!

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