Thursday, 11 December 2014

Theme Thursday…




Morning crafters, time for our final Theme Thursday and as promised I’m doing more cards featuring…


…and this week it’s the turn of our cute animals (you can see the people ones on last Thursday’s post if you missed it)

I was spoiled for choice, we have lots of stamps with animals in the snow! I’ve picked 8 of my favourite images today (thrown caution to the wind because it’s my last Theme Thursday!) hope you like them…

Polar Pair - Mary

Polar Pair


Fur Cones

 Igloo Bears - Dena

Igloo Bears

Grunge Christmas Postmarks

  James Snowman - Becky

James Snowman

Christmas Sentiment Tags

Snowball Fight - Moni

Snowball Fight

Frosty Christmas papers

 Red Squirrels Christmas Tree - Anne

Red Squirrels Christmas Tree

Classic Christmas papers

Christmas Handwritten Phrases

  Sledging Buddies - Jen

  Sledging Buddies

Christmas Handwritten Phrases

  Teddy With Pengion - Lou

   Teddy With Penguin

Christmas Grungy Messages

Frosty Christmas papers

Grunge Christmas Postmarks

Aren’t they cute! I love all these stamps so much!

Here are our two final candy winners; drawn at random from Tuesday it’s you Susan Lilicrap and from Wednesday the winning comment was yours Wendy L

Well done ladies, please email your address details to

Please do still leave your comments, even though the blog is closing I love to know what you think. I’m going to be featuring some of my favourite cards from our fabulous DT over the next few days so I hope you’ll keep visiting. Have a lovely day all..


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Baby Bunny…



Good morning crafters, thanks for stopping by…

Our fabulous 3 for 2 offer ends at noon UK time on the website so if you haven’t taken advantage yet then get your order in before it finishes as it’s our last deal of the year!

It is extended until 8pm tonight in the shop so if you are coming along to our late night shopping evening you will still get 3 for 2 on our stamps, papers and art pads


I have a cute card to share with you today by Lou, this adorable stamp is from our latest release and it’s called Baby Rabbit




Lou used a sentiment from our Christmas Wishes set and one of the patterned papers from the new Mr & Mrs pad. This pad has a gorgeous grey and pink colour palette with a touch of black, it’s a bit different to our others but it’s proving to be a very popular collection and the DT love it


Today is our final daily candy draw, I’ll announce the winner tomorrow when I do my last Theme Thursday and then the final few posts before the blog closes next week will be featuring some of my favourite DT cards from 2014

Our winner from Monday is you Mirella, please email your address to

Have a lovely day all, and if you’re coming along to the late night shopping event tonight then I shall look forward to seeing you there!


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Our final Top 5…




Morning everyone, how are you today?

I have our Top 5 this morning from the November challenge which was our last one

Thanks everyone for joining in with the challenge over the last 18 months, we’ve really enjoyed looking through all your amazing work

The prize winners were drawn at random but we’ve gone through the entries and chosen our favourites. As always it was so hard to narrow it down to just 5 and we changed our minds several times. But, we did it, and here are our top picks in entry order…

First up is entry 5 which is from Kunis

This is one of our new Christmas stamps and it’s called The Perfect Tree

We loved the non-traditional colours used on this gorgeous card


Next is entry 57 by Stacy

Stacy did 3 variations of this card and we loved them all. She used James Snowman and coloured the image with pencils on kraft card – what a fabulous effect


Entry 77 is our next choice and this is by Stacey

These are gift cards made to hold a bar of chocolate

What a lovely idea, and there is a tutorial on Stacey’s blog too if you would like to have a go. The stamps used on these are Santa, Twinkling Star, and Feeding Robins


Our 4th pick is by Jules, entry number 93

This is such a lovely design, Jules used our Teddy With Robin stamp with a plain white embossed background and then some patterned paper behind the aperture


Our final choice was entry 117 from Andreja…

Andreja made these gorgeous personalised tags on kraft card, I like this idea very much.

The James and Festive Fairy images that Andreja used are now retired unfortunately but you could use any of our Christmas designs. The one on the right is Snow Queen


Hope you like our choices, please email me ladies for your top 5 banner

Don’t forget to let me know what you think, one of the comments will be drawn to win our daily candy

Our winner from Sunday is you ‘the cook’. Well done, please email your address to

See you tomorrow, have a lovely day everyone






Monday, 8 December 2014


Good morning crafters, did you all have a great weekend?

Our festive 3 for 2 offer will be on the website from noon today, it is our last special deal of the year and will run for 48 hours

It will be extended in the shop until Wednesday evening so if you are coming along to our late night shopping event you will still be able to get your 3 for 2 as well as a complimentary mince pie and coffee!


I have a card by our Fleur to share today, this sweet image has been very popular with our customers this year and she’s called Cheerleader

Cheerleader - Fleur

Hope you like it, don’t forget to leave a comment and a winner will be drawn for todays candy

Our lucky winner from Saturday was you Guida Machado, well done Guida, please email your address to and she’ll send you out a little crafty prize

Thanks for stopping by everyone, see you tomorrow…   have a lovely day

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Baby Heart…



Good morning bloggers, thanks for stopping by

Before todays card I have news…



We have a Christmas treat for you, we’re having a final special offer for 2014 – you can get 3 for 2 on the website for 48 hours from noon (UK time) tomorrow until Wednesday

It will also run in our shop and will finish at our late night shopping event on Wednesday


The offer includes our small and A5 stamps, art pads and paper pads, for every two of each product type you will get a third one for free (it’s not a mix and match across the ranges) Please see the website for full terms and conditions!

Just one more bit of info, the last date for definite dispatch of orders before Christmas will be December 15th. The website will be open over the holidays but we always take quite a long break so any orders placed after the 15th will be sent out in the New Year when we re-open


I have a lovely card to share today by Jen, this is one of our cute new stamps and it’s called Baby Heart

Baby Heart - Jen


…such a cute image, and it’s shown off perfectly here on Jen’s CAS style of card

Leave me a comment and one of them will be drawn out to win todays candy

Our winner from Friday was the 2nd comment of the day and that was from you Chris. Well done Chris, please email your address to


Enjoy the rest of your weekend crafters, see you tomorrow


Saturday, 6 December 2014

A colouring video…

Good morning crafters, I have another fantastic colouring video to share today by our Mindy
We’ve had amazing feedback when I’ve shown these before so it’s great to know that you find them useful…

Afternoon Stroll - Mindy

Mindy’s card is using one of our cute new images and this one is called Afternoon Stroll and the words are from one of our Everyday Grungy Messages
I’ve watched this video a few times now, I’m fascinated by those pleats in the dress… and what a lovely touch to add the grass and the flowers too, she certainly makes it look easy! I think one thing I’ve learnt from watching Mindy is that it’s ok to leave some areas white, I’d have had the bunny, the pram, the bonnet and the socks all coloured in!!

Here’s the video, enjoy…

Let me know what you think and as always there will be a winner drawn from all the comments we get. Our candy from Thursday goes to you Anet Van Zyl. Congratulations Anet, please email your address to

Have a lovely Saturday all, see you tomorrow


Friday, 5 December 2014

Merry Christmas Penguins!



Morning all, it’s hard to believe that it’s Friday again… where do these weeks go?

It’s the first Saturday of the month tomorrow so our shop will be open 10 – 3 and if you can’t make it don’t forget that we have our Christmas Late Night Shopping evening next Wednesday

I’m feeling a bit Christmassy surrounded by all these festive trimmings at LOTV HQ so I’ve chosen another Christmas card to share today…

This is Merry Christmas Penguins which is one of my all time favourite stamps and Becky made this gorgeous card…

Merry Christmas Penguins - Becky


Leave me a comment if you want to be in the candy draw, our winner from Wednesday is you Ann-Marie, well done please email your address to

See you tomorrow crafters, have a good Friday!


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Theme Thursday…






Morning bloggers, time for another Theme Thursday and today I’ve chosen some of our cute stamps that feature…


Hope you like my selection…

My Snowman Friend - Gretha

My Snowman Friend

Christmas Sentiment Tags


Girl Sledging - Dena

Girl Sledging

Christmas Grungy Messages

Classic Christmas papers

Christmas Carol - Fleur

A Christmas Carol

Christmas Grungy Messages

Background Bits Notes

Light The Way - Kathy

Light The Way

Aren’t they lovely!

I might have the same theme next week and share some of our snowy images with animals. I had too many lovely cards to choose from so I’ve just done the people this week!

Leave me a comment to be in the daily candy draw, our winner from Tuesday is you Lorraine (Rainey’s Craft Room)

Well done Lorraine, please email your address to

See you tomorrow, have a good Thursday all



Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Wishes…




Morning crafters, before today’s card I have a bit of news…


We love Christmas here at Lili of the Valley and because we’ve got hundreds of twinkling lights all around the shop we’d like you to share the sparkle!!

I know many of you work and can’t get here during our normal opening hours so, on Wednesday 10th December we’ll be staying open late until 8pm for a special late night shopping evening

Why not join us for a complementary mince pie and a cuppa – and we might even have a cheeky little offer on our products for you!


  I have another Christmas card to share today, this one is very different from yesterdays…

Kathy has a very beautiful and unique style all of her own, she used our Woodland Wishes pad to make this beautiful card

Woodland Wishes - Kathy


The main greeting is a stamp from our new Christmas Wishes set (which you have loved) and Kathy sneaked on one of our Christmas Sentiment Tags too



Kathy has lots more pictures on her own blog here and she’s put full details of everything she used to make this gorgeous card

Hope you like it, leave a comment to be in todays candy draw

See you tomorrow for Theme Thursday, have a lovely day all


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Our challenge winners…





Hello everyone, here are the winners from our final challenge which was to make us a lovely Christmas card or project using Lili of the Valley products

We had some amazing entries as always and here are our 3 prize winners that were drawn at random…

Steph gets 1st prize, her entry was number 43

You won your choice of 3 of our small stamps Steph

November challenge 1st

2nd prize goes to Nikki, entry 116

Well done Nikki you can choose one of our A5 clear stamp sets

November challenge 2nd

and last but not least, winning a £10 Ribbon Girl voucher, is entry number 7 which was yours Netty

November challenge 3rd



Congratulations ladies, please email your details to and she’ll send out your prizes (and she’ll pass you on to Mary at the Ribbon Girl Netty)


Thanks everyone for joining in with the challenges, it’s been great that so many of you have entered over the last 18 months and we’ve enjoyed looking through your lovely work

There will be a Top 5 from November when we’ve had a chance to take a better look at all the entries

See you tomorrow, enjoy your evening



A Time To Care…




Good morning everyone,  I have a Christmas card to share today and this is by Gretha using one of our 2014 Christmas stamps…


A Time To Care - Gretha

This sweet image is called A Time To Care and Gretha made a really pretty card using some very non-traditional Christmas colours

She’s used an assortment of our papers and the sentiment is from our new Christmas Wishes set


Our final challenge is now closed and I’ll be announcing our lucky prize winners later today so if you entered make sure you pop back this afternoon


We haven’t had our daily candy as I was off so I’ve drawn some winners from the comments that were left over the last few days and here are our winners…


Lynn Hardy

Denise Bryant

…well done ladies, we’ll send you each out a sample pack of our 8x8 patterned papers so please email your addresses to

We’re back to the daily draw for our last couple of weeks so leave a comment on each post if you want a chance to win!

Back soon



Monday, 1 December 2014

Baby Heart…



Good morning bloggers, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend

Our final challenge has now closed and I’ll announce the winners later today, thanks everyone for joining in with our challenges over the last couple of years, we’ve had some amazing entries and have really enjoyed looking through them all


I have a lovely card to share today by Mindy using one of our new stamps, this sweet image is called Baby Heart

Baby Heart - Mindy

This image is adorable and Mindy has (as always) coloured it beautifully

She used papers from the Promises pad and the words are cut from one of the Everyday Grungy Messages, what a great idea!

We have the heart bunting die that Mindy used back in stock in the shop, if you were waiting for it don’t miss out again, give us a ring and we’ll be happy for you to order it over the telephone


Don’t forget that until Christmas we have our great £20 multibuy offers, you can get 5 stamps, 4 art pads, 3 paper pads or 3 sets of A5 stamps for just £20 – and postage is still free on everything but the paper pads

 rubberstampsofferartpadofferoct  paperpadoffer  a5stampsheetoffer

Leave a comment to be in with a chance to win some of our patterned papers, I’ve had a few days off so I’ll draw a couple of winners from the comments that have been left over the last few days and announce the winners tomorrow

Have a good Monday all