Saturday, 31 August 2013

Fairy Lights …



Good morning bloggers, thanks for stopping by!

Before today’s card, just a quick reminder that we still have free postage on the website, we’ve had a few emails recently from customers abroad saying that the shipping is expensive from the UK!  Not if you buy from Lili of the Valley it’s not  …our free shipping offer includes overseas orders and covers all our products except the paper pads (we do make a small charge towards the cost of posting these because of the weight)


It’s your last chance to enter our Make It Festive challenge today so if you want to win one of our fabulous prizes or be a Guest designer for us then make sure you get your entry in on time


Back to Christmas today and I have a card to share using one of the latest images which were released last weekend…

Dena made this lovely card using Fairy Lights which features our Jack, Patch and Puss characters

Christmas Lights - Dena



I love the simplicity of this card, Dena has used pencils to colour the image on kraft card

…and added a sentiment from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases set


Enjoy your Saturday, and make sure you stop by tomorrow when I’ll be introducing a new guest designer


Friday, 30 August 2013

Back to School …


Morning everybody, did you manage to catch us on Create & Craft yesterday? Our Dawny did us proud and the products sold like hot cakes

If you’re a new visitor who saw us on the shows then welcome to Lili of the Valley!

This is our official blog, we have a new card every day, a monthly challenge, a weekly voucher prize drawn from all the comments that are left and also a stamp giveaway every Thursday. We have regular blog hops too with our fabulous Design Team (always with a great prize up for grabs) so do make sure you add us to your favourites and stop by regularly

If that’s not enough inspiration you can visit all our DT blogs   …and also find us on facebook and pinterest 


Today’s card is very appropriate for this time of year …



This stamp always sells out at the end of the school holidays   …he’s such a cutie setting off for his first day at school!

We also have a matching girl, you can find her on the website here


Hope you like it, have a good day all



Thursday, 29 August 2013

Theme Thursday …


Morning all, time for another Theme Thursday and before today’s cards here is our last winner …


Drawn at random from all the names that were left in the linky, it’s number 24, and that is you…

thursday theme winner

Well done Martina, email Erica with your address


Today I’m doing the one stamp several cards theme, I know that you all like to see different ways to use one image …

Pots Of Love - Dena
Pots Of Love - Fleur
Pots Of Love - Gretha
Pots Of Love - Lou
Pots Of Love - Moni
This stamp is called Pots Of Love and here it’s been used on 5 very different cards

If you’d like to win this cute stamp then don’t forget to leave your name in the linky!


See you tomorrow   …and don’t miss our Create & Craft shows today at 12 and 4





Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Pom Pom …




Good morning crafters  …I thought we’d have a break from Christmas today!

Our Mary J made this adorable card using Pom Pom which is one of our older but still very widely used stamps…


Pom Pom - Mary



Isn’t it lovely!

Mary has also used papers from our Petal Fresh pad


Have a great day, see you tomorrow

Tuesday, 27 August 2013




Morning all, how was your bank holiday weekend?

The weather actually turned out to be really nice here after a drizzly start, we had a beautiful day which was unexpected

Sorry for the late post today, it was a hectic start getting everything sent off to Ideal World. Don’t forget that we’re appearing on Create & Craft TV this Thursday (29th) at 12 and 4pm so make a note of those times and don’t miss the shows featuring our fabulous Dawny


The latest Christmas stamps are now on sale on the website and in our Farsley shop

This is another one of the new ‘James’ designs and Gretha made this lovely card …

James Snowman - Gretha

This stamp has been one of the most popular so far and is called James Snowman

Gretha has used papers from our Classic Christmas pad and also one of the useful Christmas Sentiment Tags


Have a lovely day




Monday, 26 August 2013

Snow Buddies …



Morning all, an extra day off for us here in the UK today as it’s a bank holiday

It’s the last one of the year and sadly the weather is not great but I hope you all have something nice planned


Did you manage to get your favourites from the latest release yesterday? Don’t forget that the orders won’t start being sent out until tomorrow and we have been very busy so please allow a few more days than usual before you contact us chasing your delivery




The winner of last weeks commenters candy, drawn at random from all the comments we had, is…

Katie Stringer

Well done Katie you have won a £10 voucher. Please contact for your code

Don’t forget to leave us your thoughts as you pass through because there will be another voucher next Monday


I have one last Christmas card to share with you and then we’ll have a change tomorrow

This stamp is called Snow Buddies and our Kim made this lovely card …

Snow Buddies - Kim



The little tags are from the Christmas Sentiment tags set


That’s it from me, I’ve nothing planned for today so a little sneaky crafting time is in order I think!


Have a lovely day everyone, see you tomorrow


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Top Hat!



Morning everybody,  it’s here  …launch day at last!

You can get our 20 fabulous new Christmas stamps on the website from midday today (UK time)

*just a reminder that because it’s a bank holiday here in the UK tomorrow, your orders will not start shipping until Tuesday


This adorable image is called Top Hat and features our cute Jack and Puss characters…

Top Hat - Gretha



Gretha made this lovely card, she’s used one of the Christmas Grungy Messages and papers from our hugely popular Frosty Christmas pad

We also now stock these lovely Noor snowflake dies that Gretha uses in the shop



Have a lovely Sunday everyone, see you tomorrow

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Blog Hop Winner …








Evening everyone, just a quick post to announce the winner of our blog hop prize

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments, you seem to love the new stamps which is great


There can only be one winner, this time the prize blog belonged to our Fleur, and the winner drawn at random from all the comments left on Fleur’s card is …



Well done Blankina, you have won the set of 20 new stamps!

Please email with your address details


Enjoy the rest of your evening, and don’t forget that the new stamps go on sale tomorrow!



Nativity Angels …





Good morning crafters, I hope you all have some nice things planned for the long bank holiday weekend

The new stamps go on sale tomorrow at midday (UK time) so not long to wait now


Here’s another sneaky peek and this one is Nativity Angels by our Debbie



Nativity Angels - Debbie

We have Debbie’s beautiful cards on display in our shop and the pictures don’t do them justice – they are exquisite!

Don’t forget you still have time to join in our fun blog hop and there’s chance to win all 20 of these latest stamps. I’ll be back tonight to announce the winner, the hop closes at 8pm

Enjoy your Saturday x


Friday, 23 August 2013

James Christmas Tree …



Morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed our Christmas blog hop

The prize winner will be drawn on Saturday evening so still plenty of time to join in if you weren’t around yesterday. Just start from yesterdays post below and leave a comment on each blog to be in with a chance of winning the 20 new stamps which are released on Sunday


This stamp wasn’t featured in the hop so I thought I’d show it today, this is our adorable James the Bear…

James Christmas Tree - Fleur



Our Fleur made this lovely card and the stamp is called James - Christmas Tree

She’s used one of our Christmas Recipes too as a background, these are ever so popular!


Hope you like it, see you tomorrow

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Christmas Blog Hop #2 …

Good morning bloggers, how are you all today?

Thanks for stopping by   …and you’ll be glad that you did because it’s time for another of our fabulous Design Team blog hops. For this one we’re celebrating the launch of the latest gorgeous Christmas stamps!

This is the second set of the 2013 Christmas collection and there are 20 new stamps  …they include some of your favourite characters and also a few more traditional designs too!

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday on Sunday August 25th (UK time)


Simply ‘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 new images

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

You have a couple of days to join in, we will let you know on Saturday 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 20 rubber stamps, one each of all the newest 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













Mary J



I have 3 beautiful cards to kick us off, the first couple showing how one image can be used in two very different ways

This lovely stamp is called Partridge In A Pear Tree…

Partridge In A Pear Tree - Elise

Partridge In A Pear Tree - Jen

and this one is my own personal favourite from the new release, Nativity Angels

Nativity Angels - Dena

You should be visiting my blog next, and if you get lost along the way you can always come back to the beginning and pick it up again from here

Don’t forget to stop by on Saturday evening at 8pm, the hop will close then and you can find out who the lucky winner is of our great prize

Good luck!



Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Sledging Buddies …



Morning everyone, thanks so much for stopping by

Not long to wait until the new stamps go on sale, you can get them on the website from midday UK time on Sunday August 25th


I have so many sneaky peeks to share that I can’t fit them all in so do make sure you check out all our individual blogs too!

The DT have loved using these images and there is a blog hop tomorrow when you will have chance to win all these Christmas stamps, that’s a set of 20 of all the newest images! 



Today I have a card by our Lou, this stamp is called Sledging Buddies and I love how she’s created the snow with white embossing powder

Sledging Buddies - Lou

Lou also included a sentiment from Christmas Handwritten Phrases  and a few little bits from the Grunge Christmas Postmarks set

You can see full details of everything else she used to make this lovely card on her own blog here 



See you tomorrow bright and early for the hop, it kicks off at 7am UK time


Have a lovely day all


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Holly Tree …




Good morning everyone, thanks as always for stopping by and I hope you’re all well today

I have another new design to show you today, this is one of our more traditional of the new images and it’s called Holly Tree

Holly Tree is also included in the Festive Foliage art pad which contains 10 fabulous Christmas images all pre-coloured and ready to use. The pads are great if you don’t like to colour or just want a quick card,  I made my card today using one of the sheets from the art pad…


I’ve also used one of the sentiments from the very useful Simply Sophisticated set. It’s not just Christmas words, there are greetings for all occasions and it’s great value for money

I’ll put all the details on my own blog, hope you like it!

See you tomorrow

Monday, 19 August 2013

James is back!!





Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend


First of all our commenters candy, we draw a winner every week from all the comments that are left so do be sure to leave yours as you pass through each day and you could be the lucky winner next Monday!

Last weeks winner, drawn at random is …


Well done Sharon, contact Lucy and she’ll give you your voucher code




Now, onto todays card,  and ….


Whoopee, we’ve had so many requests for more stamps featuring our popular James the Bear, that at last, here he is!

There are 5 of the cutest designs featuring him and I know you are going to want them all

This one is called James - Christmas Tree and Dena made this lovely card




She’s also sneaked a couple of the little Christmas Sentiment tags on there, hope you like it!

See you tomorrow

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Emma …



Morning bloggers, how’s your weekend so far?

I hope you’re all doing something nice today

As promised I have another girlie card to share and this is one of our Emma stamps…

Emma Pot Plant - Gretha



There are quite a few stamps featuring this character and you can find them all in the Girls section of our website here

Gretha made this card and the image she’s used is Emma Pot Plant

The papers are from our Promises pad



Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend, make sure you stop by tomorrow for another sneaky peek at the new Christmas stamps


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Basket of Roses…



Good morning crafters, hope you’re all well today and looking forward to the weekend

I thought we’d have a little break from Christmas for the next couple of days and share some lovely girlie cards


This first one is by our Debbie and she’s used Basket Of Roses


Basket Of Roses - Debbie



Debbie’s style of heavily embellished card is very popular at the moment, I think it works perfectly with this pretty stamp

Hope you like it, enjoy your Saturday


Friday, 16 August 2013

Nativity Angels …








Morning all,  another sneaky peek for you today   …and also I’m revisiting one of my favourite Lili of the Valley cards ever!

This image is called Nativity Angels and I think it will be hugely popular

Becky made this lovely card and you can see full details on her own blog here






We actually have a few stamps in the Nativity set, they were released a while ago and they’ve always been much loved by our customers

If you’re new to Lili of the Valley or just not familiar with them here’s a beautiful card by Dena using the older images;


lotv christmas open


lotv christmas fold



This one is Little Shepherd Boy

Little Shepherd Boy - Dena


this is Away In A Manger

Away In A Manger - Dena


Three Wee Kings

lotv christmas lpanel


and finally Mary and Joseph with Angel Gabriel 

Mary & Joseph - Dena



I really hope the Nativity Angels will promote a bit of interest in these older stamps and introduce them to a new audience   …aren’t they just the cutest!!


That’s it from me today, see you tomorrow