Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween offer update....

Evening all, just to let you know that there was a glitch on the website between 7pm and 10pm tonight and if you didn't get the Halloween offer that's why!
We will be in touch tomorrow if you haven't already contacted us to give you the 25% discount on your order (if you spent over £25.00)
Sorry about that, if you were ordering earlier and decided not to proceed because you didn't get the discount then please do try again as it is now working
We will be extending the offer until tomorrow at midnight to give those who missed out a chance to make the most of it
Must have been spooks in the system!!

It’s Halloween, and we have a sale…







Morning all, it’s Halloween today and we’re having a fabulous 24 hour sale…

We have an amazing 25% off all our products on the website and in the shop today when you spend over £25…

it’s our biggest ever saving so get your orders in, don’t forget that some of our older stamps are retiring at the end of November so it’s a great chance to stock up on any you may have missed first time around!

Please note that we will be very busy during this amazing sale…   it is for 24 hours only (finishes at midnight) and is while stocks last. The discount will be applied to orders of Lili of the Valley products (stamps, art pads and paper pads) over £25 and no back orders will be taken. Please allow a few extra days for delivery and the usual postage charges on our paper pads apply, worldwide postage is free on the other products. The sale only applies to Lili of the Valley products and the £25 order threshold doesn’t include postage costs



2014 saw our first limited run Seasonal stamps at Lili of the Valley, you’ve loved our cute Halloween and Bonfire images and although the Halloween one has sold out now I couldn’t not share these cards again with you today for some inspiration!

Halloween - Dena

 Halloween - Gretha

 Halloween - Lou

 Halloween - Mindy

 Halloween- Andrea

Halloween - Elise


Aren’t they fabulous!

Leave a comment to be in the draw for todays candy, our winner from Wednesday is you Carol S, well done Carol please send your address to




Have a lovely day all, make sure you stop by tomorrow when I’ll be introducing our new Guest Designer, she’s joined us before but you loved her work so much that we’ve asked her back!!



Thursday, 30 October 2014







Good afternoon bloggers, just a quick heads up to watch out

for a FRIGHTENINGLY good deal on our website from


You won’t want to miss it, and if you’re not up at midnight

then all the details will be in tomorrow’s post!!




Sledging Fun…




Morning all, there’s no Theme Thursday today as I have one last card to share with you from Anke who’s been our lovely Guest Designer for October

Anke made this beautiful Christmas card and she’s used a stamp from our 2014 collection, this cute image is called Sledging Fun






The wavy sentiment is on the Christmas Wishes stamp set and Anke used papers from our Festive Trimmings pad




Isn’t it beautiful, I’d like to thank Anke for joining us this month and I’m sure you’ve all enjoyed seeing her lovely makes

You can see more details on her own blog and make sure you let me know what you think before you go and I’ll draw a candy winner from the comments we get

Our winner from Tuesday is you Carole Pollard, well done Carole please email your address to


Our October ‘Anything Goes’ challenge finishes tomorrow night so if you haven’t entered already then visit our challenge page at the top of the blog for all the details


Have a lovely day all, see you tomorrow when I’ll have news for you!!


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Feather Boa…



Hello lovely crafters, how are you all this morning?




I have another card to share today using one of the stamps that will be retiring at the end of November…

Gretha made this and the cute image is called Feather Boa

It’s one of our older images, isn’t she cute!




Gretha used the handy Journaling Tags too on her card, and papers from our popular Snow Princess pad




Hope you like it, let me know what you think and as always I’ll draw a winner from the comments for our daily candy

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

See you tomorrow everyone when I’ll have our final card from Anke who has been our Guest Designer for October… enjoy your Wednesday!


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Little Acorn…



Morning crafters, I have a lovely journal page to share today made by Lou

This is one of the stamps that is retiring, I’ve always thought of this cute little bunny as a Spring image  but as you can see here it’s perfect for Autumn too…



I love this, Lou used a variety of our clear sentiment and element stamps too and you can see full details on her own blog 

Let me know what you think, it’s always nice to see our stamps used in other ways and I can always rely on our clever Lou to come up with something a little bit different!



Our candy winner from Sunday is you Sarah (fame01). Well done Sarah please email your address to

See you tomorrow everyone, have a good day!



Monday, 27 October 2014

Retiring Stamps…

Morning all, did you have a lovely weekend?
The clocks went back for us in the UK so winter is certainly on the way now and the dark nights are here brrrr, a perfect excuse to stay in and do some crafting I think…

I have a couple of cards by Jen today using some of the stamps that are being discontinued, stocks are limited on many of these now so don’t miss out while we still have them
All our small rubber stamps are just £4.50 each at the moment or 5 for £20 (with free postage too)

Little Astronaut - Jen
Little Lorry Bear - Jen

I know many of you love Jen’s clean and simple style of card, they certainly show of the cute images perfectly!


Don’t forget to get your entry in for our October challenge, you still have a couple of days and this month it’s a nice easy one…
 Anything Goes!
You can see full details and find the entry linky on our challenge page at the top of the blog

One last thing before I sign off, our candy winner from Saturday is Berit, huge congratulations to you, please send your address to

Have a lovely day all, see you tomorrow

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Inktense Pencils…

Good morning crafters, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend?
Have you seen the Inktense pencils that some of our Design team have been using?
The super talented (and very lovely) Dena came all the way from Texas for our 10th birthday event in May and demonstrated them for us. You often buy a full set of these things on impulse only to find you use maybe a quarter of them (I think we’ve all done it!) so… Dena has selected 15 essential colours for us to get you started
They were only available in the shop initially but we’ve had so many requests for them that we’re now delighted to be able to offer our exclusive set for you to order on the website here
Dena did a video for us to get you started and I also have a card coloured with the pencils so you can see the effect, you get a deeper colour than with inks but with less effort and cost than the alcohol markers

Pedal Power - Dena

Dena used our cute Annabel Pedal Power stamp and a sentiment from Handwritten Phrases
Here’s the tutorial, if you’ve already got the pencils I hope you find it useful… and if you’ve not seen this fabulous colouring medium before why not give them a go!


Our candy winner from Friday was the very first comment of the day and that was Ali, well done Ali, please email your address to
Leave a comment if you want to be in the draw today…   and enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Saturday Sketch…




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Morning crafters, it’s a while since we’ve had a Sketch on a Saturday what with one thing and another so here’s a new one for you to try, and a lovely matching card from Gretha

Sketch #28



Winters Walk - Gretha


Gretha used one of our 2014 Christmas stamps called Winter Walk on this lovely card with papers from Pastel Dreams



You can stick to the Sketch and them embellish as Gretha did here, or you can choose to move/rotate the elements. Remember they are simply to give you inspiration and you can move things around to suit yourself

You can see all our layouts on the Sketch page at the top of the blog


As always we have daily candy so don’t forget to leave a comment. Our lucky winner from Thursday is CraftyChris, well done Chris please email your address to and she’ll send you out a little crafty prize!

Have a fab Saturday everyone, see you tomorrow


Friday, 24 October 2014

Baby Gift Box, and some news…

Morning all, before today’s card I have a bit of exciting news for you
I know many of you card makers out there (myself included) also love sewing so I think you’ll be pleased to know that we will shortly have 4 of your favourite Lili of the Valley fairies available as cross stitch charts…

Here’s a little sneeky peek…

Photo: Ooh exciting news - Anyone for Cross Stitch? 
Coming soon in November 2014, 4 fab fairy charts :-) Here's a sneaky peek! xx

…they’ll be available in November so watch out for more news of them over the coming weeks!

We're at the Glasgow SECC HobbyCrafts show so if you're going along today or over the weekend make sure you stop by and say hello Rich, he's on stand B20

I have a beautiful baby gift box to share today, this was made by Andrea using one of our Art Pad images. The art pads are on special offer at the moment, you can buy 4 for just £20 and postage is still FREE!

Toddler Box - Andrea

You can see full details on Andrea’s own blog
She’s used the Toddlers art pad and a selection of papers from Country meadow and Always and Forever solids


Isn’t this a sweet idea to use for a gift or as a keepsake box, all the lovely trimmings are from the Ribbon Girl
Let me know what you think, I’ll draw a lucky winner from the comments for our Friday candy
Our winner from Wednesday is you Shan, congratulations, please send your address to
Have a great day everyone, see you tomorrow for a new Sketch

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Theme Thursday…




Morning crafters, how are you today?


It’s Thursday again (blimey, where are these weeks going?) so it’s time for another Theme Thursday and today I’ve chosen…

Love Balloon

We have some of the cutest stamps around in the love and romance category, some of them are being discontinued too so have a look at the retiring section on the website and don’t miss out on them

Today I’m featuring different styles of card using the same stamp, this adorable image is called Love Balloon


Love Balloon - Becky


Love Balloon - Dawny


 Love Balloon - Elise

Love Balloon - Fleur

Love Balloon - Gretha

Love Balloon - Lou

Love Balloon - Mindy

Love Balloon - Moni


I love every one of these cards, our DT really enjoyed using this sweet couple

Lucy has some cards to share on facebook today using another one of our stamps so make sure you check that out too and see what she has chosen!

Let me know what you think of today’s selection, a winner will be drawn from the comments for our daily candy Our Tuesday giveaway goes to Annette Reed, well done Annette please send your address to

Have a great day everyone, see you tomorrow

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Times To Treasure…






Morning all, I have a beautiful card to share today using one of the stamps that will be retiring at the end of November

Gretha made this and the adorable stamp is called Times To Treasure




The lovely sentiment is also included with this stamp, what fantastic value for £4.50!

The pretty papers are from Country Meadow


You can see all the stamps that are being discontinued on the website, there are some super cute ones and when they’re gone they’re gone!!


Leave me a comment to be in today’s candy draw, our winner from Monday is Renae, well done Renae please email your address to

See you tomorrow for Theme Thursday! Have a great day everyone