Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Our Guest Designer

Good morning sweet peeps and thank you for stopping by today.

Today is all about our fabulous …


… and of course, I’m talking about the super talented Jenny.

This is Jenny’s last card for us and oh my, what a stunner it is …..

Jenny 3 - September - Party Pup

… as I’m sure you will agree : )

It’s absolutely gorgeous and Jenny has used Party Pup - check him out in his cute lil hat, and he is perfect for all sorts of occasions.
And of course, you can see more details about her card on Jenny’s own blog.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Jenny for being part of our team this September and for sharing her beautiful work with us - you've been a star : )

Have a great day everybody, thank you for stopping by today and hugs to all xx

Monday, 29 September 2014

Annabel Lasso...

Hi..hope you are ok this Monday morning?
and had a lovely weekend...

Lou here with the really sweet new image

love her so much and an Autumn/Fall feel
again with the lovely papers from the Enchantment pad 
also paper from the Always and Forever pad,
i stamped one of the Scroll sentiments onto
natural ribbon with Staz-On and tucked one of the
coloured her with distress markers.

Annabel just had to have a star tab and a die cut leaf,
  added some eyelets at the top,lots of faux stitching,couple of brads,
a button and some green thread on the fence post...
just a little reminder that
you still have a couple of days to enter this months challenge...
which is to use our "" Pretty Papers "" on your make


you can use any other images and sentiments too
but please remember they must be ours for you to 
be eligible to enter the challenge.

thanks so much and tomorrow there will be another
gorgeous make from this months Guest Designer Jenny.
Have a lovely day,hugs all Lou.xxxxx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Feed The Birds

Morning, Jen here today whilst Anne is on her holidays... I have a little Christmas card for you today using the very cute Seeds and Greetings and a tag from the popular Christmas Sentiment Tags.

I have used a mix of copics and Prisma pencils to colour in the image on kraft colouring card stock. It's finished off with some texture and some twine.

Hope you all have a great Sunday...


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Smoke Signal

Good morning, Gretha here today
I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far

I like to share "Smoke Signal", one of the latest release of Annabel 
Isn't she adorable, sending some smoking messages to her friend perhaps?

I've used the papers "Country Gents" and "Handwritten Phrases" sentiment

Tomorrow will Jen show you something gorgeous, I'm sure about it 

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day 

x Gretha 

Friday, 26 September 2014

We Wish You a Merry Christmas...

Happy Friday, everyone! It's Kathy here, sitting in for Anne while she's on some well-earned time away.

Today I have a holiday card to share using papers from the new 'Twas the Night paper pad, and a wavy sentiment from the recently-released Set 75, Christmas Wishes sentiment stamp set:

It was fun mixing the more casual look of these papers with more formal die cuts and lots of glittery accents! If you'd like to see more photos and a description of some of the details, including a complete supply list, I have them posted on my blog today.

There's still time for you to enter this month's Pretty Papers challenge, and a chance to win one of three great prizes. Join in on the fun!

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow, when Gretha will be sitting in and sharing one of her beautiful creations with you.  Until then, have a wonderful day!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Saddle Up!

Hello, Fleur here today.
I have one of the latest Annabel releases to share today.
When I saw this sweet image in one of the art pads I hoped that it would be available in rubber.
Isn't she adorable & what little girl doesn't love ponies.!
Saddle Up is available here
I have also used one of the clear sentiments, available here
All other products are from The ribbon girl and you will find the links on my blog!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Hello ...

Hello there!  I hope you are all having a beautiful week so far!

It's Elise here today while our dear Anne is enjoying some fun sunshine on her family vacation!  :)

Have you seen the new ADORABLE release which is available now?  Awwwww .. soooo darling those girls yes?!!  :)

Today I've made a card  with this sweet little image is called "Annabel Camping" and I've lightly stamped around her with "Set 46 Background Bits".  Then I've also combined some lovely papers from "Snow Princess", "Shabby Shack" and "Timeless Victorian".

Hehehe .. did you make play tents when you were little?  I always did with our sheets and blankets .. so much fun!!!  Now my own little boy does it at home too!  :)

Tomorrow the Lovely Fleur will be here to show you her GORGEOUS works!

Thank you so much for visiting with us!!

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Merry Christmas Y'all!

Well hello there!  Dena here to share a card with you while Anne is away having fun on vacation!

Since I am from Texas I just had to use the super cute new "Cowgirl" from Lili of the Valley and make it a Christmas card.

Yee haw!  I used distress inks to color her and then sewed around the edges.  I printed the sentiment on my computer.  The papers are from the Twas the Night pad.  I absolutely LOVE the colors in this pad.  The gingham is from some very old papers that I had laying around.

Be sure to check out the new sweet Annabel stamps, they are sooooo fun and a little something for everyone's interests!

Hugs, Dena

Monday, 22 September 2014

They’re Here : )


A quick thank you to everybody who came to the shop on Saturday – it was lovely to see everybody.

And there’s also some great news lovely crafty friends.

Our 6 new super sweet, super cool Girlie stamps are available to buy now and you can get them right here.

Have you chosen your favourites yet?

Happy crafting xx

Just Arrived......

Good morning everyone, Becky here as Anne is having a few days off, so today is my turn to bring you some inspiration.

This card was published in Papercraft Essentials earlier this year, the card is also in the shop, so you may have seen it before.

I have coloured Just Arrived in with Distress Inks, the sentiment is from the Simply Sophisticated set.

I don't usually put flowers on boy cards, but baby boy cards are a different matter.

Thanks for stopping by,


Becky xx

Sunday, 21 September 2014

James Bear…





Morning all, time for another card from our lovely Guest designer this month

Jenny has used our cute James Pile Of Presents on this pretty card. He’s one of our older James bear stamps but still so cute!!



Jenny 3 - September - James Pile of Presents

The sentiment is one of our popular Christmas Grungy Messages

You can see more details on Jenny’s own blog and there will be another card from her later in the month

Have a good day all x

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Christmas Open Day

Hello, it's Andrea here doing the blog post whilst Anne is away on holiday for a couple of weeks and the Design Team is taking turns to cover the blog.

Today it's our September Christmas Open Day at the Farsley shop, we're open from 10:00 until 4:00 and there is a fabulous 20% off all of our own products for today only (just in the shop)

As it's the Christmas Open Day I thought I'd share a couple of cards made with the Christmas Artpads

Festive Trimmings 8x8 Paper Pad

 If you're going to the Open Day today I hope you have a lovely time and if you're staying at home like me I hope you manage to find some time to pull out all of your LOTV goodies and create something pretty :)

Andrea xx

Friday, 19 September 2014

Our blog hop winners…




blog hop winners880


Evening everyone, thanks for taking part in our blog hop, I hope you all enjoyed seeing the cards we made and that it gave you some inspiration for using the new stamps

You can get them in our shop tomorrow if you are coming to the Open Day and if not they will be launched on the website at midday (UK time) on the website

We have 2 full sets to give away, they were hidden along the hop and the winners were drawn at random from the comments left on the the 2 lucky blogs

Our winners are…

Sonia Stephenson (Andrea’s blog)


Midwife Jem (Fleur’s blog)

Well done ladies, you each get the set of 8 new stamps. Please email your address details to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk


Enjoy the rest of your evening crafters x



Saddle Up!


Morning everyone, we’re busy getting ready for our Open Day tomorrow so I hope to see you there

We will have a very special offer tomorrow just to say thank you to everyone for visiting us, we appreciate that some of you do come a long way; just for one day and only in the shop) we will have 20% off all Lili of the valley products… wow!

You will be able to get hold of the 6 new stamps early too, they will be launched on the website on Monday

I made this card using the topper from the Here Comes Annabel art pad but we’ve had so many requests for it in rubber that it’s here at last, it will be called Saddle Up and is one of the new designs

Annabel Riding - Anne
I’ll be back tonight with the blog hop winners but apart from that this is my last post for a while, I’m going off on my holidays! The Design Team girls are taking over and have some lovely cards to share, there will still be a new card on here every day
Our winner from yesterday is Crea Astrid, well done Astrid, please email your address to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk
As we did last time I’ll draw some winners when I get back and have larger prizes instead of a small daily candy, so, make sure you keep commenting every day as there is still chance to win and the girls will appreciate your support!
See you soon, take care everyone

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Theme Thursday…




Morning everyone sorry for the late post today, a few technical problems!!

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop yesterday, there’s still plenty of time to join in as the prize winners won’t be drawn until tomorrow night. We have 2 sets of the new stamps to giveaway so make sure you visit and comment on every blog




Time for Theme Thursday and I thought because we’re bringing out some new images of her today we’d feature our cute Annabel

First is one of the new stamps that will be launched at our open day on Saturday, this is Annabel Camping

Annabel Goes Camping 2 Sep-14 

and here are the older Annabel stamps that we brought out earlier this year in case you missed any of them…

Music To My Ears - Mindy Music To My Ears

Pedal Power - MaryPedal Power

Roller Girl - DawnyRoller Girl

Texting - LouTexting

 Tug Of War - AnneTug Of War 


Upside Down - Dena Upside Down


…isn’t she the cutest! These images are also available in the ‘Here Comes Annabel’ art pad if you prefer to use those

Hope you like them, leave a comment to be in today’s candy draw. I have a couple of winners; from Monday it’s Susan Stacey and from Tuesday Jolanda Hilderink. Well done ladies, please send your address to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk and we’ll send you each out a little prize


Have a lovely day all, see you tomorrow for my last post for a while!!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sneaky peek hop….


Morning everyone, it’s a while since we’ve done a blog hop and today we’re sneaky peeking some new stamps. There are 8 in the latest collection, you’ve already seen our Bonfire and Halloween images and today we’re showing the other 6

They will go on sale on the website on Monday but you will be able to get them at our open day on Saturday if you are coming along

You need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

As always there are prizes up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where they are hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog

I will let you know on Friday evening 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 2 sets of the new stamps to give away, that’s 8 rubber image stamps for each of 2 lucky winners

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that to have the best chance of winning you will need to visit them all;

Ideas To Inspire (you are here)

I have a lovely card to kick us off by Gretha, this cute image is called Annabel Camping…


Next stop is our newest member of the team, it's our fabulous Andrea
If you get lost along the way just come back here and pick up the links again

Finally, don’t forget to stop by on Friday evening when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Our August Top 5…







Morning everyone, we had a difficult task again this month choosing our Top 5. We had some really lovely entries into our Christmas in August challenge and here are our favourites…

In entry order, first up is number 11 from Gail…

Gail made this cute shaker card using a penguin topper from the Winter Wonderland art pad


Next is entry 18 which is by Kat W…

We love Kat’s beautiful CAS card using James In The Snow



Our 3rd choice was made by Lorraine and it was entry number 23…

Lorraine used the same image as Gail on her fab pop up card, this is the stamped version and he’s called Penguin Presents, the Ho Ho Ho! sentiment is from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases set



Entry 90 is next and this one is by Lesley…

Lesley used one of my favourite Christmas stamps on her gorgeous dimensional card. The image is My Little Tree and the sentiment is from our Christmas Wishes set



Last but certainly not least is entry 93 which is by Kathy

I’ve not seen these ‘bendi’ cards before but I love the effect. Kathy used 2 of our new Christmas stamps, Hat’s Off and Snow Flurries


I hope you like our Top 5, thank you to everyone who entered the challenge…  we always have fun looking through your work!

The challenge for September is to use some of our patterned papers on your card or project, there is still plenty of time to enter and as always we have some great prizes up for grabs


Let me know what you think of the choices for Top 5 this month, a winner will be drawn from the comments in our daily candy draw

Our winner from Sunday is Sharon, well done Sharon please email your address to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk


Have a good day all, make sure you stop by tomorrow for our blog hop, we will be showing some sneaky peeks of our newest stamps which we will be launching at the open day this weekend and I think you’ll love them!


Monday, 15 September 2014

Another cute witch card…

Morning crafters, I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and managed to find some time for crafting!

I have another card today using our cute Halloween stamp, the DT loved using this image and I think the cards have been amazing
Gretha made this one…


Again she’s used papers that I wouldn’t have thought of, these are from the Father Knows Best pad and aren’t they are perfect for halloween!


Don’t forget that our September challenge is to use our patterned papers, you can enter and see all the details on the Challenge page at the top of the blog

Leave me a comment on today’s card and I’ll draw a winner from them for our daily candy
Our winner from Saturday is Marlene Atkinson, congratulations Marlene, please send your address to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk

See you tomorrow, have a lovely Monday

Sunday, 14 September 2014

I Do…

Good morning bloggers, something different today and I have a beautiful wedding card to share by Becky

I Do - Becky

This cute stamp is called I Do and Becky also used a sentiment from our useful Simply Sophisticated set

We have a lovely selection of wedding stamps on our website as well as some fabulous sets to use for making your own stationery

Leave a comment for today’s candy draw, our winner from Friday is Jane (the craft bucket). Well done Jane please send your email address to erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk

Have a great Sunday everyone, see you tomorrow