Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Best of 2014, Part 2



Good morning bloggers, I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed welcoming in 2014 last night

I’m kicking off the New Year with the rest of my Top Picks from 2013 and I’ve chosen a card from each of our Design team. They all made some beautiful cards last year and it wasn’t an easy job!

I’m showing them in alphabetical order,  carrying on from Christmas Day next up on my list is Jen

Jen makes quite simple cards which were very different from the rest of our team members and they’ve proved a big hit, they show off the images perfectly

This is a recent card from Jen using our new babies, the stamp is Rocking Horse and I love how she cleverly coloured the horse on this cute card


Kathy is the newest addition to the Lili of the Valley design team and she focuses mainly on our background and sentiment stamps

She makes exquisite cards and this is one of my favourites using a quotables stamp and Beach Bliss papers


Quotables 5 - Kathy


Kim is next and this is one of my favourites from her using Cute Fairy

Kim makes very girlie cards with lots of beautiful embellishments and they are much admired by our customers



Lou is next and she has a unique style, Lou thinks outside the box and pays attention to some very minute details

This gorgeous Christmas hanging with James Snowman  is stamped on fabric and then made with an embroidery hoop, who would have thought of doing that except our Lou!


James Hanger - Lou


Mary J joined us recently and like Jen makes cards that are a bit different from the rest of the team. Mary’s work is quite simple but very colourful and she has a style of her own

This pretty card is using Pom Pom and papers from our Petal Fresh pad


Pom Pom - Mary


Mindy is next and this lovely card is made with the Bluebells and Primulas stamp

Our flower stamps proved very popular and you can get them in an art pad too if you can’t colour like our clever Mindy!



Last on my list but by no means least is Moni. Moni makes beautiful cards (did I say that about all the girls!!) and has been on the Lili of the Valley design team for a long time

She  likes to use stitching on her cards and it’s very effective, this is one of the Vintage Boys (Mans Best Friend) that we brought out in May and Country Gent papers

An adorable card for those hard to make for males in your life!


That’s them all, I hope you like my selection

I’d like to just say a quick thanks to the team for looking after the blog for me over the festive break , there will still be a new card on every day for the remainder of the holiday so do keep stopping by and I’ll be back on January 7th

Enjoy the rest of your holidays crafters!


  1. wauwww what a nice cards.
    hugs rian

  2. Hi Anne, first of all a very 'Happy New Year' to all!!! Oh my word....these creations are all so adorable and individual to each of your design team, magnificent and they are all a delight to see. Many thanks for all the lovely ideas! Ruby x

  3. More gorgeous cards and all so varied. Happy new year to all at LOTV x

  4. Another utterly gorgeous selection. If you ask me, LOTV has hands down the best design team out there! x

  5. stunning pieces Anne - love them to bits - but I don't know how you manage to choose xx

  6. A very happy new year to everyone! Wow Anne, what a fab selection to show us today! I love them all. Always love stopping by every day to see the fab creation of the day x

  7. Beautiful Cards.. Love the variety of the style in each Designer!! And I just now fell in love with that sentiment stamp... Beautiful..
    Great coloring girls and FAB colors you have used!! :o) Happy New Year to all of you!! :o)

  8. A wonderful selection Anne showcasing lotv amazing stamps. It's great to see different designers using them..I have recently been playing with new styles and techniques and that's one of my resolutions for my crafting in 2014. Happy new year to you all x

  9. Happy happy New Year to everyone at LOTV
    These are another brilliant selection of DT cards, here's looking forward to another brilliant year of creativity
    Jackie x

  10. waw all look so very pretty! hugs! MOjca

  11. Happy New Year everyone x Lovely choices and I love the little synopsis of each DT x

  12. Happy New Year to all of you there, and thanks so much for all these beauties here again today. All is so gorgeous, and I so look forward to see lots more in this new year ahead of us.

  13. "WOW" Totally stunning array of cards

  14. Happy New Year! beautiful card as always!!!!
    Mirella DK xx

  15. Beautifully stunning cards, every single one of them is so gorgeous :D Happy New Year to you all, and best wishes for 2014.

    Tanya xx

  16. Beautiful creations all of them!!

  17. Lovely cards every one. Happy New Year to all at LOTV and LOTV fans and all the best for 2014

  18. Happy New Year to all at LOTV!
    Such a stunning selection of creations, thank you so much for all the inspiration.
    hugs Sue xx

  19. Wow!! What an outstanding selection of cards. If these don't inspire you, there is no hope for you!!Lol! In my opinion, they are the best DT on any blog around. Happy New Year to you all and looking forward to your creations in 2014. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  20. Great start of the new year with so many wow cards :)

  21. How amazing these all are. Each one has the wow! factor but each in its own way be it the colours, style, details or whatever. Fabulous inspiration, thank you xx

  22. I just love all of these cards.. They are Fantastic

  23. superb.. love the 2nd one so much..
    Moxie Craftie

  24. All beautiful cards, as they always are from your wonderful DT. Happy New Year to all at LOTV :)

  25. They're all beautiful Anne and I think it's very important to have a mix of styles on a DT. Looking forward to what LOTV have up their sleeves for 2014.


  26. wow, all cards are stunning!!

  27. wow these are amazing cards x

  28. Gorgeous cards,love the different styles from your dt plenty for everyone to try angxx

  29. So lovely Anne this image with all this cuties.
    A wonderful collection with a pretty coloring.
    Every card looks so stunnig on his one,
    Thank you for this great collection taking a look
    to all,