Sunday, 16 February 2014

Our January Top 5…

 

 

 

 

Hey everyone, I hope you are all having a nice weekend?

I’m off to the NEC today, it’s the trade show so hopefully I’ll spot lots of lovely new goodies for the shop

…and then it’s the craft awards, thanks to all of our lovely friends and customers who voted for us in December. The winners are announced today so fingers crossed everyone that we won an award!

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I have our Top 5 from the January challenge today

When there are so many entries it is virtually impossible to pick just 5, there were some amazing cards and projects and we thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all.

 

 

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Here are our choices (in entry order)

Number 27 is Netty…

We loved the idea of this clever Birthday planner

Netty used a couple of our mice stamps on her version, Party Presents and Birthday Balloons

You’re gonna be busy making cards in the Summer Netty!

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Entry number 48 is Moshie

You all know that male cards are so hard to make, this fabulous bright card was made with the Toot Toot stamp and we also loved the sentiment behind it

Moshie arranged for her craft group to make Get Well cards for a little boy who had accident  …and what a lovely thought and I’m sure the cards really cheered him up

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Next is number 90 and that was Rian

Rian made this gorgeous gift bag using James Big Heart

We all need gift bags, and what a lovely way to use the Sentiment Tags with the ribbon and the charms

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This is entry number 96 and it’s by Jessica

I adore pink and green together!

Jessica coloured our little Blossom stamp beautifully and made her the feature of this pretty card

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Last but certainly not least is number 222 and it’s by Helen

 

We loved the simplicity of this card using our From All Of Us stamp

Helen used some washi tape and isn’t it effective? I bought some of this but it’s been sat in the drawer as I’ve never quite known what to do with it

We’ll have a tutorial soon for making your own patterned tape with our papers so watch out for news of that shortly!

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Well done, everyone, email me anne@liliofthevalley.co.uk for your Top 5 banner

As I said it was really hard to choose, we loved so many of your entries and changed our minds several times!

Maybe we should have a Top 20 instead!

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The February challenge is ‘Name That Tune’ so get your thinking caps on, there are loads of songs that fit in with our stamps …and it’s quite good fun coming up with them!

We’ve had some very imaginative entries so far that we hadn’t thought of!

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone, don’t forget to leave a comment to be in the draw for our daily candy …and I’ll see you tomorrow

 

 

67 comments:

  1. Love your top picks - well done ladies!

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  2. Congratulations to all the winners - the cards are all gorgeous and I love the birthday planner!

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  3. wauwww I'm back in the top 5.
    hugs rian

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  4. Love that idea of a birthday planner!

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  5. Great selection of cards, they are all lovely and what a great birthday planner.
    Chris x

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  6. All lovely, but my favourite is thr little girl with the bunches, I love how the fork tailed ribbon at the back highlights this.

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  7. Lovely cards. My favourite is Moshie's card

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  8. Well done everyone, they are all very clever uses of the stamps, and all gorgeous! xxx

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  9. Such fantastic entries. Must have been a devil of a job picking only 5.
    Good luck today, at have a great time.
    Love Val x

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  10. What lovely cards-well done to all!!
    Have a great show,
    XxRuth

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  11. A lovely selection of beautiful creations!
    Rebecca.

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  12. They´´re all soo gorgeous and really well made and I sure don´t envy you the task of chosing these, but you made a great choise with these beauties here. All are wonderful and perfect.

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  13. I love to see what everyone makes and well done to the top 5, so varied, just shows what a fabulous range of stamps you make

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  14. Amazing Cards/works you choose - congrats to the Happies !!!
    CU hellerlittle

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  15. Wow! What lovely work all these are! Brilliant idea with the birthdays for each month x

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  16. Wow! All fabulous, and such great inspiration too. Congrats to all.

    Lx

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  17. Love them all . Clever people .x
    And love all the stamps and papers

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  18. Congratulations to all the worthy winners! All the cards/ creations are really lovely and so different. Debra x

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  19. Gorgeous Top 5 cards, Congratulations everyone.
    Lorraine x

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  20. Lovely and cute cards, congrats to the lucky girls!!
    Have fun at the NEC, look forward to what you'll bring home!!!!

    xx Irene

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  21. Huge congrats to all! Their creations are gorgeous!!! Hugs, Bastelarena

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  22. What a beautiful creations with the nice stamps.

    Hugs, Astrid.

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  23. Congratulations to the top 5. All gorgeous creations.
    Sharon x

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  24. Congrats to the top 5's!
    Fingers are duly crossed... Can't see how you guys can't have won though! ;-) x

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  25. Great picks! Congrats to the top 5 :)

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  26. Hi All
    stunning set of cards real pretty congrat to thetop 5 .. good luck hope you win you should as you are so inspirational ..
    hugs sarah xx

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  27. Beautiful winners , all well deserved. Adore Netty's entry. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  28. Very worthy winners of top 5. Well done to all. Must up my game then!!!

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  29. WOW. Thanks soooo much, I'm so glad you liked my birthday planner. And yes, all the birthdays seem to be a bit bunched around the summer. I'd best get my LOTV images out and get started early! :0)
    Thanks girls.
    Annette
    xx

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  30. Congrats to the top 5! Well deserved mentions!!!

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  31. Congratulations to the Top 5, all great cards/projects.

    Deborah A

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  32. Great choice, all these creations are wonderful!!
    Hugs, Sonja.

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  33. Great ideas, Congrats to the winners.
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  34. Congrats to the top 5. Such gorgeous projects

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  35. What fabulous cars and projects!!

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  36. Congratulations everyone. Love Nettys bday reminder. Think I could do with one of them. Holly x

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  37. Wow stunning entries and congrats to all. I really must get round to entering one of these days.....;-) xxx

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  38. Congratulations to the to 5. They are all very cute and creative.

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  39. Beautyfull top 5. Great inspiration.
    Hugs Aartje

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  40. Very well done to the Top 5 - some beautiful projects chosen. x

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  41. Congratulations to the winners. Gorgeous creations.
    Hugs Jude x

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  42. Congrats to the lucky ladies with their gorgeous creations.
    Hugs, Donna x

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  43. Such gorgeous creations, congrats to the winners.
    Sue xx

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  44. Simply gorgeous well done to you all x

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  45. Great job ladies. Love the gift bag with James.

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  46. Well done to all you clever ladies. Such great ideas to inspire us. I couldn't choose a winner they are all amazing.

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  47. Congrats to all. Very lovely!

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  48. Great top 5 choices! Congrats to you all!

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  49. Fabulous top picks, congratulations to all xx

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  50. Wow! What beautiful cards, well done girls you have really made some fabulous projects!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  51. Oh, wow! I can see why these made the top 5. Everyone did an amazing job. Well done and congrats!!

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  52. So fabulous example. This 5 looks so good.

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  53. Congrats to all...Gorgeous creations.
    Wendy xx

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  54. Congratulations to the tops!!!! All the projects are wonderful! Hugs, brigitte

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  55. lovely cards. Congratulations for you.

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  56. Bet you are glad you didn't have to pick the winner out of a bunch like that. They are all very inspiring and I hope the little boy is recovering well. Best wishes Mariaxxx

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  57. Congrats on the Top 5, gorgeous creations!

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  58. Hi I love all your products your website and blog

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  59. Oh wow - thanks for choosing my card in the top 5 - such awesome creations from the others! :0)
    Helen x

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  60. WOW I am so blessed to have been chosen in the top 5!!! I love all the other choices.....wonderful!!! Thanks so much for choosing mine. Congrats to all the winners!!! Your creations are awesome and I am in awe of sharing the spotlight with you!!!
    hugs to all

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