Friday, 28 February 2014

Window Box…






Good afternoon crafters, I’m spoiling you  …2 posts in one day!

I have the last card from Tracy who’s been our very fabulous Guest Designer for February

February is such a short month and it’s flown by, Tracy has made some amazing things for us and you are going to love this card…

Tracy 4 - February - Window Box


This stamp is called Window Box and it’s such a cute image!

It’s one of our ‘busy bears’ and is an older design so I was pleased to see Tracy use it because some of our newer visitors may not have seen it before

Tracy also sneaked on one of our useful little sentiment tags

You can see the rest of the details and more of Tracey’s beautiful work on her own Crafteezee blog


I’d like to thank Tracy for joining us, I know you’ve all enjoyed seeing her beautiful cards

I’ll have another Guest designer to introduce over the weekend


Just before I go here’s our Theme Thursday candy winner, it was number 80 and that’s you…

Katie Stringer


Blog candy winner - Feb 27th

Well done Katie, email with your address


That’s me done, home time!

…enjoy the rest of your Friday, and I’ll see you tomorrow for a new Sketch x




Morning all, are you full of the joys of Spring yet?

We’ve had a lovely sunny week here and it really makes you feel happier,  but, I heard that snow is on the way  …brrr, I thought we had got away with it for this year!!

I have a very pretty card to brighten your spirits today…

Our Elise made this with the new Heartfelt papers


Heartfelt - Elise


Isn’t it beautiful? I love to see something a bit different and get some new ideas for my card making

This card certainly shows off our lovely papers, this has been one of your favourite pads from the new launch

You can see full details on Elise’s own blog


We have the heart banner die back in the shop that Elise used on her card, this die was sold out everywhere last year and it took us a while to get it back in stock. We don’t sell the dies on the website but would be happy to post one out if anyone wanted to order it


Leave a comment if you want to be in the draw for today’s candy

I have our winner from Wednesday and it’s you…

Hazel (kbrandy4)

Well done, email with your address Hazel and we’ll send you out a stamp


That’s it from me, these weeks are whizzing by and it’s Saturday again tomorrow so I’ll have another Sketch for you

…and, as it’s the first Saturday of the month our shop is open 10-3 tomorrow

Have a good Friday all



Thursday, 27 February 2014

Theme Thursday …


Morning crafters, time for another Theme Thursday (yes, already!) and I thought I’d do one final music theme because it’s nearly time for our February Challenge to close

You’ve certainly enjoyed this challenge and there have been some very imaginative entries!
Here are a few more ideas, you still have a few days to enter…

Ooops I did it again!

Dancing Queen - Becky
I’m in the mood for dancing

Yeehaa - Dawny
Cowboy dreams

Telephone Ted - Mindy
Hanging on the telephone

James Big Heart - Mary
This old heart of mine

Its good fun thinking of them, I hope that’s given you a bit of inspiration if you haven’t entered yet
The challenge closes at midnight on Feb 28th so still time to get your entry in
You can find full details and the linky to enter on our challenge page at the top of the blog



The winners will be announced along with the new challenge for March on Monday


Leave your name in the linky for todays candy draw
Our winner from Tuesday is number 115 and that’s you…

Blog candy winner - Feb 25th

Well done Yvonne, email with your address


Lucy will have her own Theme Thursday over on Facebook later so do pop over there
That’s it from me for today   …have a great day all x


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Timeless Victorian…



Morning bloggers, thanks for stopping by

I have another stunning card to share with you today from our Kathy

Kathy used some of our new papers from the pretty Timeless Victorian pad

Timeless Victorian - Kathy


The words are from Handwritten Phrases, this is such a useful set of sentiments

…and the rest of the details can be found on Kathy’s own blog

A few of the DT have tried to make cards like Kathy’s  …she has a very unique and beautiful style all of her own. She doesn’t use images, just sentiments and papers with lovely flowers and embellishments and her cards are quite exquisite

Makes sure you leave a comment on today’s card, Kathy likes to use our clear corner stamps so we’ll give away a small set of those for our Wednesday candy and a winner will be drawn at random from all the comments we get


Before I go, our winner from Monday is…


e-mail erica@liliofthevalley with your address Debs, well done, you won our Rosie Posy stamp


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



Tuesday, 25 February 2014

James Umbrella…

Morning crafters, I hope you managed to get your orders in yesterday for the new papers and art pads
Sorry if you were trying to order at 12 noon and had trouble  …. the website had a bit of a meltdown as we had so many visitors at once but it was soon up and running again




Before today’s cards here are a couple of candy winners…


From Saturday’s Sketch post the winning comment was from…

and the winning entry from Sunday was number 89 and that was you…

Blog candy winner - Feb 23rd

Well done ladies, email with your address



Today’s card is by our Jen and she’s used one of the new art pads

This is our cute James the Bear and is from the James and Jenny pad

James And Jenny 2 - Jen


This is such a simple card but it doesn’t need anything else, our cute James is the feature and rightly so!

The greeting is one of our scroll sentiments and then Jen finished it off with some stitching a a bit of glass glitter for the rain   …lovely!

If stamping is more your thing then you can also get this cute image in rubber


Hope you like it, leave your name in the linky if you would like to win todays candy which is a little taster pack of toppers from our art pads

See you tomorrow, have a great day


Monday, 24 February 2014

Blog Hop winners …




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Hey everyone, here are the winners from our blog hop on Friday

The winning blogs were mine, Dena’s and Mary’s so if you left a comment on those posts your name will have gone into the prize draw

Our first 2 lucky winners, each getting 3 of the new paper pads are…

from my blog …


and from Dena’s blog…

Bonnie Weiss

Our 3rd prize, drawn from the comments on Mary J’s blog goes to…


You won a set of the new family sentiment tags Poydan



Well done to our winners, e-mail with your address details

Thanks to everyone for playing along with the hop, we had some really lovely comments and I hope we gave you a few ideas for using the new products

Not long to wait now, they will be on the website at 12 midday!

See you tomorrow

New products launched today …



Morning bloggers, hope you all had a fabulous weekend

Hooray, it’s the 24th, at last! You can get the new papers and art pads on the website today at midday

I have one final sneaky peek before they go on sale, our Gretha made this lovely card using the new Heartfelt papers


This stamp is Rosie Posy, she’s one of our oldest images and still much loved by our customers

Gretha has coloured her beautifully to match these gorgeous papers




You can see a couple of our Sentiment Tags on this lovely card. You don’t always have room for a greeting so these are really handy to just tuck in behind your embellishments and our design team use them a lot

We have a new set of these out too today with tags for all your family members   …I think they will be so useful so make sure you add them to your order




The dies on Gretha’s card are Marianne stitched circle and border, we have these in the shop and although they are not on the website we are happy to post them out if anyone wanted to order over the telephone, they’re really lovely dies and have been very popular


Leave a comment if you want to be in today’s candy draw  …and I’ll be back before the products go on sale with the winners from our blog hop so make sure you check later to see if you were a lucky winner



Sunday, 23 February 2014

Bunnies and Shabby Shack…

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by this Sunday morning   ...I hope you’re all having a nice weekend
I have another card today using both the new art pads and the new papers which both go on sale tomorrow



Our lovely Mary J made this card, isn’t it the cutest!
The image is in the new Bunnies art pad and the papers are from Shabby Shack

Bunnies - Mary

This adorable ‘lil bunny is also available as a stamp if you don’t like to use the toppers  ..he’s called Little Acorn

Don’t forget to leave your name in the linky if you like him  …as this stamp is today’s candy

We held a blog hop on Friday using the new papers and art pads so if you missed that make sure you go back to Friday's post and join in
There’s chance to win some goodies as always!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend, see you tomorrow


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Sketch Saturday…



Morning crafters, the weekend already and I hope you all have something nice planned

There is still plenty of time to play along with our blog hop if you missed it yesterday, just scroll down for the post and hop through the list of DT blogs. We’re showcasing the new papers and art pads and there is chance for you to win some of the new products

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It’s Saturday so time for another sketch




This week the corresponding card was made by our Dena


Celebrate - Dena

Dena used papers from one of our new pads Father Knows Best


I know some of you can’t wait to get hold of these new papers, I hope you will use and enjoy them   …and not just sit stroking (oh yes, we all do it!)

They will be on the website at midday on Monday (UK time) so not long to wait now

The stamp on this card is one of our cute Jack, Patch and Puss images – it’s called Celebrate

The sentiment is from the Simply Sophisticated set

Hope you like it!


Here are a couple of candy winners before I sign off…

From Wednesday, winning a small set of our corner stamps it’s…

Kat W

and from Theme Thursday, winning one of the featured stamps, the winner is number 149 and that’s you…

Annemarie and Merit

Blog candy winner - Feb 20th

Congratulations ladies, email your address details to and we’ll get your candy sent to you

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to be in todays candy draw, we have one of the Celebrate stamps featured on Dena’s card to give away as a prize


Have a great Saturday all, see you tomorrow



Friday, 21 February 2014

DT blog hop …


Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Time for another of our design team blog hops and today we’re giving you some inspiration for using our latest products which will be available to buy on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 24th February

There are 6 gorgeous paper pads, 5 new art pads and also another set of the popular sentiments tags for all your family members




Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each post, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas along the way

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

I will let you know on Monday morning 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 a full set of the 6 new papers to give away, 2 lucky winners will each get 3 pads

...and there will be a 3rd prize of a set of the new family tag sentiment 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 (start here)











Mary J



To kick us off I have a few cards to share using the new art pads, our lovely Dawny made these for us…


James And Jenny - Dawny

This is James from the James and Jenny pad

The banner is blank for your own message (how useful!) and Dawny used a verse from our Set 10 which fits perfectly


Little Ones Girl - Dawny

A cute washing line now from the Little Ones pad, there is also one in blue for a boy

The sentiment is from pad 8 General Sentiments and the papers Perfect Pair (Dawny loves this collection!)


James And Jenny 2 - Dawny

The James and Jenny pad again and this time our cute Jenny Bear

Dawny used Perfect Pair papers on this card too and some of our Sentiment Tags


Cottage Charm - Dawny

Finally a lovely image from the English Charm pad, these are perfect for new home/thank you cards or for older people who don’t really do cute!

The papers are from our new Timeless Victorian and a greeting from the General Sentiments pad


Gorgeous cards, I hope you like them all!

My blog is the next stop   ....and if you get lost you can start again here at the beginning and pick up the links

Finally, don’t forget to stop by here on Monday morning when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the new products go on sale

Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Theme Thursday…


Morning crafters, time for another Theme Thursday and today I’ve chosen…

Food and Drink

My first card is made by our fabulous guest designer for February, it’s the lovely Tracy

Tracy 3 - February - Busy Baking

Tracy used Busy Baking on this beautiful apron card, isn’t it perfect for Mother’s Day or a Mum/Grandma’s birthday?
She used one of the useful Sentiment Tags and then tucked into the pocket is a little tag with one of our Recipe Sentiments
You can see more details and pictures on Tracy’s own Crafteezee blog so do pop over and have a look  ….I’ll have another card from her later in the month


Here are the rest of my picks for Food and Drink, I hope you like them….

Balloon Bunny - Lou
Coffee Break
Never Too Old For Cupcake - Moni
Champagne Fountain
JPP It Takes Two - Gretha
Sprinkled With Sugar - Fleur

Leave your name in the linky for today’s candy, we’ll send the winner one of the stamps featured on today’s cards
Here’s our winner from Tuesday…

Blog candy winner - Feb 18th
It was entry 151 and that’s you…
Well done Claire, email with your address

That’s it from me, make sure you visit tomorrow as we’ll have a DT blog hop giving you some more sneaky peeks and inspiration for the new papers which are out next Monday
Have a good day everyone