Saturday, 30 November 2013

Blog Hop Winners …



I hope you all managed to join in the blog hop, I think you’ll agree that the design team surpassed themselves this time and produced some amazing inspiration for using the new baby stamps

We had 3 hidden prizes and the winners were drawn from the comments left on Jen’s, Mary’s and Kathy’s blogs






Drawn from the comments on Jen’s blog, our first prize winner is…


Well done, you won the full set of 10 new baby stamps




Drawn from the comments on Mary J’s blog, our second prize winner is…


Congratulations, you also won the new baby stamps




Finally, drawn from the comments left on Kathy’s card our third prize goes to…


Well done Yvi, you won one of our baby companion stamp sheets


Congratulations ladies, please email erica@liliofthevalley with your address details

Thank you to everyone for joining in and for all your lovely comments




Before I go I want to tell you about a little Christmas treat we have for you, starting tomorrow on the blog for the first 12 days of December we will be having a…

12 days of Christmas

…event and there will be a stamp to give away every day for those 12 days!

See you tomorrow!




Christmas Party!!





Good morning lovely bloggers, we’re so pleased that you love the new baby stamps as much as we do, you left some really lovely comments on all our cards yesterday in the hop

You still have a few hours to join in if you missed it, I’ll be drawing the winners later this morning

It’s our Christmas Party today (and if you didn’t know about it then where have you been!!) We have 20% off Lili of the Valley products in the shop today as a special Christmas treat for our customers, as always there will be lots of crafty goings on to keep you entertained

If you’re not able to get to the shop then you can still benefit from the discount, we’ll be having a 20% sale on the website and for telephone order for 24 hours on  Monday




I have one final sneaky peek today, this little cutie is called Just Arrived…


Just Arrived - Dena



Dena made this lovely card, she used Bear Necessities papers and the tag and words are on the babies companion set

Hope you like it, don’t forget to stop by later to see if you were a prize winner in the hop!


Friday, 29 November 2013

We’re having a sale …and a Baby Blog Hop!


Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

We’re having a blog hop today to celebrate the launch of our new baby stamps. Before we start the hop I have some news for you, we’re holding our biggest ever sale giving you a massive 20% off Lili of the Valley products* on the website and also in our shop on Saturday at the Christmas party


We had planned to launch our baby stamps on the 30th** (yes I know you were all excited!) but, we’ve decided as an extra Christmas treat for you we are going to include them in the sale. This means you won’t be able to order them until Monday however you will get a 20% discount on the brand new stamps too!!

The website sale will be for 24 hours from midday (UK time) on Monday 2nd December

We’re sure to be busy, everyone loves a bargain, so get your orders in early as it’s while stocks last!

Don’t forget too that we still have free postage on everything except the paper pads and this includes all overseas orders!

*please note that the sale in our shop on Saturday applies to Lili of the Valley products only

**because of the date change some of the DT blogs may say that the stamps go on sale on the website on the 30th, sorry about that!


Righty, time for our hop to show you the full set of our new baby stamps

The 10 new babies will be available to buy in the shop on Saturday and then on the website from midday Monday 2nd

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 for using these cute new images

As always we have some hidden prizes along the way, we don’t know where they are so do be sure to visit and comment on every blog

We will let you know tomorrow which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs

We have 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away, 2 lucky winners will each get all 10 new designs and there will be a 3rd prize of a clear set of our baby companion stamps 

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


Here’s the first card to kick us off and this delightful image is called Bang The Drum…


I used papers from the Candles and Cake pad, I love these brightly coloured papers for children’s cards

Next stop is my own blog here, I’ll put the details for this card and I also have another to share

If you get lost along the way just come back here and pick the links up from where you were

Finally, don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes

Enjoy the hop everyone!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Theme Thursday …


Morning all, Thursday again already so time for another of our fun theme days!
Firstly last weeks winner, we had a baby theme and the winner of two of our brand new baby stamps is number 113 and that was you…

theme thursday

Well done Heather, email your address to our Erica
We’re busy at Lili of the Valley HQ getting ready for our Christmas open day on Saturday,  so I thought  it only proper that today’s cards should be Christmassy!
I’ve chosen…
hats and scarves!
If you’d like to win one of these Christmas stamps featuring our cute characters wearing hats or scarves then don’t forget to leave your name in the linky before you leave!

Boy Sledging - Pops
Christmas Bunting - Moni

Christmas Carol

My Little Tree - Anne

Snow Family - Fleur

Sledging With Daddy - Jen

James Snowman - Gretha

Hope you like them, I’ll announce the winner next week
Make you you stop by tomorrow when we’ll be holding a DT blog hop to celebrate the launch of our new baby stamps, this blog will be the first stop and as always there will be prizes along the way

Have a good Thursday crafters!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The British Craft Awards …









Hey everyone, how’s your day so far?

I’ve had quite a few queries about voting in the British Craft Awards. It is the British awards which means that only British Company's are eligible to win but voting is open to anyone wherever you are

We have so many lovely customers all over the World, we would really love you to all vote for us so here’s a little step by step guide;

Firstly you need to go to and select to vote in the craft categories

The first section is the one that seems to be confusing people as you need to select a region, this is not where you live, it is the location of the shop you are voting for. You can really choose any of them from this category but if you don’t have a preference just tick ‘other’ in any of the regions

The next question is craft retailer who went the extra mile. You can vote from the list or you might like to choose ‘other’ and write Lili of the Valley in the box

It does ask for a reason on some of these questions but if you don’t want to write anything you may just put . which will allow you to move onto the next category

Next is best online retailer, it does say UK but you must vote to move on so again it would lovely if you selected ‘other’ and wrote Lili of the Valley in the box

Next is about craft chain stores so you can vote or just opt for ‘don’t visit them’

Now it’s us, we’re nominated for the most inspirational craft blog 

Next is favourite paper craft range, again you can vote or select other and write Lili of the Valley in the box if you love our papers and art pads

Now us again, this one is stamp range you couldn’t resist

We would really be over the moon if we could win these 2 awards especially as it’s voted for by our customers

There are then a few questions about the craft products which you like to use, dies etc

Nearly there…

 favourite card designer is next and our design team member Dawny is up for this award so we’d love you to vote for her (Dawn Phillips)

The final question is about your favourite presenter or demonstrator on craft TV. If you don’t have a preference you can opt for ‘I don’t watch craft TV’ or if you enjoyed our shows and loved watching Dawny create then you can choose other and write Dawn Phillips in the box! If everyone does this we might get our lovely Dawny a couple of awards too!!

That’s it, you just need to put in your name and address (and don’t forget to check the ‘no marketing’ boxes if you prefer not to be added to their mailing lists)

Thanks so much everyone for voting, I’m sure if we win we will be celebrating with some fabulous candy for you!!


See you tomorrow for theme Thursday



Balloon Bunny …



Good morning crafters, thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all well this morning


Don’t forget that it’s our Christmas party this weekend if you are near enough to visit our shop near Leeds

Keep an eye on the website and the newsletter for full details about what will be going on!


I have a card using on older stamp today, this is Balloon Bunny and I love this cute little fella…

Balloon Bunny - Mary 


Our clever Mary J made this adorable card and she used  Bonnets and Bowties papers

Isn’t it sweet!


Have a good day all, see you tomorrow x



Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Baby Shoes …

Morning crafters, hope you are all well today?
We’ve had a few new visitors to our blog in the past couple of weeks so welcome to you all if you just found us!
We hope you enjoy the blog, we have a new card on here every single day throughout the year, we have a voucher to give away each week (the winner is drawn from the comments that are left on the posts) and we have some fun candy most weeks when we do our Theme Thursday (and that’s usually on a Thursday lol!!!)
We have a monthly challenge with prizes, and we also hold a DT blog hop for each new stamp launch with a chance to win the latest products!
So, there's lots going on, I hope you’ll pop back each day and add us to your favourites

If that’s not enough crafty goodness we also have;
1) A Facebook page where you can upload your own cards, chat and ask us questions

2) Card galleries on the website with almost 1000 card samples for you to browse

3) Pinterest boards, this is our most recent venture and again there are hundreds of gorgeous samples which you can pin to your own boards or just use as inspiration for your own cards and projects
We’d also LOVE it if you would vote for our blog and also the Lili of the Valley stamp range in the British Craft Awards




I have another sneaky peek to share today, these baby shoes are a little bit different but I think they’re really cute. They are tiny (3 pairs to the A7 stamp sheet) so perfect for invitations, birth announcements, thank you cards, tags or just using as embellishments on your cards and projects. They will be out on November 30th with our new baby images, there is a girls set and a boys set

I made two little tags, these are really simple and quick to make but how sweet would they be attached to a gift...



Hope you like them, see you tomorrow x


Monday, 25 November 2013

Voucher Winner …


Good afternoon all, just a quick post to announce this weeks £10 voucher winner
Drawn at random from the comments that were left on Becky’s ‘Cosy Pram' card on Saturday, the lucky winner is …

Maria Preston

Well done Maria, email and Lucy will give you your code


Thanks everyone for taking the time to leave us your lovely comments, we enjoy reading them and appreciate your feedback  …I will have another voucher to give away next week

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, see you tomorrow

Woodland Wishes, Christmas Angel …



Morning crafters, hope you all had a fabulous weekend

I’ll be back later with this weeks voucher winner, I thought we’d sneak in a Christmas card today as I know quite a few of you are making them at the moment…


Christmas Angel Oval Bauble - Gretha



Our Gretha made this gorgeous card and she’s used our new Woodland Wishes paper pad, aren’t the colours great!

The stamp is Christmas Angel Oval Bauble and Gretha finished off with a Christmas sentiment from Set 5


Hope you like it, back soon with the commenters candy draw …





Sunday, 24 November 2013

Balloon Basket …



Morning everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely weekend and that you’re managing to get some crafting done!


I have another sneaky peek for you today of the new babies and this little cutie is called Balloon Basket, our Debbie made this lovely card

Balloon Basket - Debbie


So many of you have left lovely comments saying that you have a new baby in the family or one is due, we’re really pleased that these stamps will be useful and more importantly that you love them as much as we do


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Exciting news …and cosy pram!








Morning crafters, I have some exciting news for you today…

our Ideas to Inspire blog and our Lili of the Valley stamp designs have been nominated for an award!!

We've been shortlisted for the 2014 British Craft Awards and what we would love you all to do is to  visit, click on the vote in craft categories and then vote for us in 'Most Inspirational Craft Blog' and 'Stamp Range You Couldn't Resist' We would be so delighted to win, especially when it’s voted for by you, our lovely customers

There are so many fabulous craft companies in the UK that we're extremely excited and very honoured to be nominated in these awards!
The winners will be announced on the Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine Facebook page in February 2014


Onto today’s card and I have another sneak peek of the new babies, this was made by Becky

Cosy Pram - Becky



This adorable stamp is called Cosy Pram, the new babies will be available to buy on November 30th

Have a great Saturday everyone, see you tomorrow


Friday, 22 November 2013

Festive Tree



Morning folks, sorry about the late post!

I usually try to do the post the previous afternoon so that it’s there at 7am each morning, I know a lot of you UK ladies are early risers and like to check first thing

I was having problems yesterday, I put the time in but it kept publishing it instead of scheduling,  it finally showed as being scheduled and then the blooming thing never went on this morning!!



Anyway here we are better late than never! I have a lovely card to share today from our guest designer this month, it’s the lovely Teresa

We haven’t had a Christmas card for a while and I love the girlie colour scheme Teresa used here instead of more traditional reds and greens. It’s a lovely change and a very pretty card


Teresa 3 November - Festive Tree



The stamp is called Festive Tree and it’s one of this year’s Christmas range, it’s been a popular one and is very cute!

You can see the full details on Teresa’s own blog here

Don’t forget to let us know what you think, I’ll have another voucher on Monday to giveaway which will be drawn from this weeks comments


Just a mention before I go that some new pages will be appearing at the top of the blog over the next week or so, don’t think you’re missing something, these are under construction so might be emptyfor a while!!

That’s it from me, another week has whizzed by   …see you tomorrow!


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Theme Thursday …




Morning bloggers, thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is ok this morning?



Time for another Theme Thursday (where do these weeks go?) and today you have chance to win 2 of our brand new stamps
Firstly our winner from last weeks ‘CATS’ theme, drawn at random it is number 62 and that was you…
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Well done Renae, email with your address, you can choose any of the cat stamps that were featured on last weeks cards as your prize
I thought because we’re sneak peeking our new baby images that we’d have a mixture of new and old today   …so our theme is



We have so many cute stamps for this topic, here’s my selection including a couple of sneak peeks and also some of our older baby images

Just Arrived – Scroll Sentiments
Companion Set - Jen_thumb[1]
All Our Dreams (3)_thumb[1]
Bath Time - Gretha_thumb[1]
Companion Set 3 - Anne_thumb[1]
Special Delivery (3)_thumb[1]
Twice as Nice (2)_thumb[1]
Hope you like them!

Pop over to Facebook later today because Lucy will have another Theme Thursday on there  …and if you want to win the 2 stamps that I’ve featured from our new launch then don’t forget to leave your name in the linky, I’ll announce the lucky winner next week

Have a good day all, I have another card from our fabulous Guest designer Teresa tomorrow so make sure you stop by x