Friday, 13 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!



Morning bloggers, it’s our last day in the Lili of the Valley office today so we are officially now closed for Christmas

The shop is closed until the New Year, and although the website will remain open for orders over the holidays they won’t be sent out until the week commencing January 6th




Here is our final 12 Days Of Christmas Winner

From our Day Twelve entries it’s number 194


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…well done Emma, you have won our 3 polar bear stamps


Because I’m feeling all Christmassy, and so many of you joined in, I’ve drawn one final winner…

it was name 30 and that’s…



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Congratulations Rachel, we’ll send you a set of our Christmas greetings

If you both contact before lunchtime we will try to get those sent out to you today




This will be my last post for a while, our fabulous Design team are taking over the blog for me and there will still be a new card every day so make sure stop by as normal over the holidays

I will be back on Christmas Day and New Years Day to look back on some of my favourite cards from 2013


Before today’s card just a reminder about the British Craft awards, we would so love to win as it’s voted for by you our lovely customers...




We have customers all over the World and you can vote from wherever you are so here’s a 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)




Phew that was a long post today, I think all that is left is for me to say a huge thanks to you all, there are some exciting things in the pipeline for 2014 and it’s great to have the support of our amazing crafty friends and customers

My final card is by Elise, we cheated and added our own greeting just for you …















    to all from LOTV Team
    CU in 2014
    Hugs hellerlittle

  2. Another lovely card, especially like the personal touch! Congratulations to all the winners. Merry Christmas to you all at LOTV and thanks for the fantastic inspiration throughout the year. Sharon x

  3. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of LOTV team see you next year
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  4. Love the card.
    I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014.
    Thank you for beeing with me every day of the year.

  5. Congratulations Rachel & Emma, gorgeous card by Elise and a Very Merry Christmas to all.
    Hugs Teresa x

  6. Very cute card!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the LOTV team.
    Jude x

  7. Congratulations to the winners. Wishing everyone at LOTV a merry Christmas too!

  8. Well done to all the winners. A super card from Elise with that personal touch. Merry Christmas to all at LOTV - enjoy the break.

  9. Beautiful card, as always from Elise. Hope you all have a good, relaxing Christmas.

    Holly xx

  10. Congratulations to the lucky winners! You deserve a big rest Anne, many thanks for the lovely posts you do everyday and Happy Christmas to the amazing design team and all at LOTV! Ruby x

  11. Congratulations to Emma (thought it was me for a second!) and Rachel on being lucky winners!

    I would also like to wish Anne & Dawny & all at LOTV a wonderful Christmas break! Thank you so much for the great inspiration and products, they've given me many hours of crafting pleasure this year.

    See you next year!
    Emma x

  12. so excited! Well done to Emma too - thanks for the win - not sure if I've made lunch time - its 12.30 here! Lol!!! Have a wonderful Christmas! Lots of love Rachel xx

  13. Well done to all the lucky winners and thanks for the daily fun and inspiration the entire year. Have a wonderful Christmas Anne and the whole team, looking forward to seeing what you have up your collective sleeves next year!


  14. Congrats to all the lucky winners. So generous of you. Have a lovely christmas and a nice break. Love those penguins. Glad the DT will still be posting. I would miss my daily visits. See you in the new year.

  15. Thanks for the FUN!!! Merry Christmas Everyone!!
    God Bless!!!

  16. Thanks for all the wonderful inspirations

  17. Well done to all the winners! Merry Christmas to all at LOTV! Enjoy your Christmas break and I look forward to all the goodies in store for us in 2014 x

  18. CONGRATS to the winners here again and again some beautiful created cards here too.
    and finallyA VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you there at LOTV as well and thanks so much for loads of wonderful hours with both your inspiration and all your lovely stamps here in this year.

  19. Congrats to all the winners of the twelve days. I would like to thank all the people at LOTV, for the amazing products they supply us with. For all the DT, that inspire us with their amazing talents. I wish you all a peaceful and Happy Christmas and looking forward to an exciting New Year. Also Happy Christmas and New Year, to all my fellow LOTV bloggers out there. Big hugs, Carol S.xx

  20. Merry Christmas LOTV, congrats to all the lucky Christmas winners, and thanks so much for giving us all these chances to win :) Have a wonderful, safe holiday, and looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the New Year :)

    Tanya xx

  21. Way ahead of you and voted aaages ago! For LOTV, naturally! :-)

    Have a lovely break Anne! x

  22. Congrats to the winners. Have a lovely break Anne and Merry Christmas to all the lovely people at LOTV, my favourite stamp shop x

  23. Congrats to the winners! Merry Christmas to you all, have a great time over the Holidays, Carole Z X

  24. Merry Christmas to all. Enjoy your break

  25. Hope you'll have some lovely time during the holidays. hugs! MOjca

  26. Gorgeous card - Merry Christmas to you all too and l hope you have a relaxing break, see you in the new year x Susan x

  27. congrats to the winners!
    Merry Christmas to you all too, I hope you have a wonderful time.
    Sue xx

  28. Merry Christmas to every-one at LOTV and I wish every-one a safe and wonderful 2014.
    Thank-you for all the hard work that you do to make every-one happy. Enjoy your break.
    Merry Christmas to every-one else as well.
    sharon :)

  29. Many congratulations to the winners and a merry christmas to you too have a wonderful time xx

  30. Congratulations to all the lucky winners :-) Thankyou LOTV for all the inspiration and fantastic products. Looking forward to see what you have in store for 2014. Merry Christmas to you all and enjoy the holidays :-) xxxx

  31. Awh this is so lovely.. great card Elise and a very Merry Christmas to to you all:)... it's been a fabulous year with lots of exciting things happening, gorgeous stamps and some amazing new DT members... Thank you all so much for your time and inspiration throughout the year... hope you all have a FABULOUS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!!..
    Biggest of Hugs to everyone...
    Marjorie xx

  32. Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa

    I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

    Thanks for the masses of inspiration that all of you give to me, this blog is a gift that keeps on giving.

    Nicky x

  33. Thanks so much for an wonderful giveaway and well done to all the lucky winners. Merry Christmas to you all at LOTV and here's to 2014...your 10th Anniversary! How exciting, hugs to you all Jane x