Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Rosie With Presents…


Good morning crafty friends, thanks for stopping by
I have the final card from our fabulous April guest designer today…
it’s the lovely Debby and her sweet card was made using Rosie With Presents
Debby 4 - April - Rosie With Presents

This is an older stamp but still a very popular one
The papers are from my favourite pad (at the moment!)  Shabby Shack, this is such a pretty collection

Hope you like it, I’d like to thank Debby for joining us, do go and check out her own blog to see the details for this card and all her other beautiful work
I’ll have a new guest designer to introduce tomorrow, and a Theme Thursday which I know you will all enjoy!

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It’s the final day for our 10th Birthday challenge which closes tonight  …so if you haven’t entered already there is still time, we’ll have a new challenge tomorrow 

Finally, don’t forget to leave a comment on Debby’s card today if you want to be in the daily candy draw
Here’s our winner from Monday…
…congratulations Netty, email your address to
Thanks for all your lovely comments on the first sneak peek of the new fairies, we knew you’d love them!
Have a great day everyone, see you tomorrow



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Fairy Tea…

Morning crafters, I hope I’m finding you all well today?
I have another sneaky peek of the new fairies to share and today’s card is by our Lou


This little cutie is called ‘Fairy Tea’ 
Look at the teapot and cup made from acorns ….how adorable!
Lou used one of the Pretty Grungy circular sentiments and a Journaling Tag
If you would like to know what else she used, full details for the card are going to be on her own blog later today


Leave your name in the linky if you would like to be in the draw for today’s candy
Here are a couple of weekend winners…
From Saturday     …Berina RGA
and from Sunday    …Whisper (Sam)
Well done ladies, email with your address details


Have a fab Tuesday folks, see you tomorrow


Monday, 28 April 2014

Our new fairies…

Good morning everyone, how was your weekend?
I’ve been so excited to start showing you our new fairies, there are 10 of the cutest stamps



My first sneaky peek is called ‘Time Flies’ and Pops made today’s card…



If stamping is not your thing, or maybe you just sometimes need a quick card, we have 4 new art pads coming out too...
one features our Annabel who was ever so popular with you all, there is one with the new fairies, and then 2 more with flowery/general images for those of you that don’t do cute!


Make sure you visit the DT blogs over the next couple of weeks to see all their sneaky peeks
We’ll be showing some on here and on our Facebook page too  …and, they will all be put on a Pinterest board so that you can pin them to your own boards
There will also be a blog hop too with chance to win some of the new products


Have a great day all, see you tomorrow



Sunday, 27 April 2014

Offers finishing …and one day to go until sneaky peeks


Morning bloggers, hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far

The weather is a bit disappointing isn’t it   …but if it’s miserable it’s a perfect excuse to stay inside and do some crafting I think!!


Just a reminder that all the current offers on the website will finish at the end of April so make sure you make the most of these fabulous discounts before they end!

6 small stamps for £26.00

3 paper pads for £21.00

3 large stamp sets for £36.oo

and 5 art pads for £27.00

…and don’t forget that postage is free on all products except the paper pads, details of the charges for those can be found on the website


Just one day to go until we start showing sneaky peeks of our newest products

Wait until you see what the design team have made with these gorgeous new fairies, we all love them here and we’re sure will too – they are so cute!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow to see our first card


I have 2 more of our birthday challenge cards to show you today, both using our popular Jack, Patch and Puss stamps…

Celebrate - Jen

Jen used Celebrate on her beautiful CAS card with some die cut numbers and letters

From All Of Us - Elise

…and Elise used From All Of Us 


From All Of Us 2 - Elise

The lovely hidden tag is made with one of our Statement stamps and a tag from the Madame set



One last thing before I go, our candy winner from Friday is…


Email your address to Helen

See you tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone




Saturday, 26 April 2014

More Birthday Cards …and a new Sketch




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Good morning crafters, it’s Saturday so I have a new Sketch for you today along with a couple more birthday cards from the selection made by the Design team for our 10th birthday

There are still a couple of days to enter our birthday challenge if you haven’t done so already

Here’s todays new Sketch…

Sketch #10

…and here’s the corresponding card made by our Mindy


Bumblebee Fairy - Mindy


Mindy used Bumblebee Fairy and one of our Everyday Grungy Messages on her pretty card

It’s an easy Sketch, just lots of lovely layers and a sentiment

You can move the elements around, Mindy used a decorative edge on one of the layers, put the sentiment at the top and added some gorgeous flowers


Another birthday card, and completely different, is this one from our Mary J

Mary used some fabulous brightly coloured papers from the Candles and Cake pad

The stamp is Party Pup and the Happy Birthday greeting is from the Scroll Sentiments set


Party Pup - Mary


Hope you like today’s cards, let me know what you think and a name will be drawn from the comments to win today’s candy

Our winner from Thursday is…

Sandra H

…well done Sandra, email your address to erica@liliofthevalley


That’s it from me, have a great Saturday everyone



Friday, 25 April 2014

Wedding News…



Morning everyone, can you believe it’s Friday again already!

It’s been a short week with not working Monday and I’ve been confused all week which day it was (it doesn’t take much lol!)


I have wedding news today for you…

I have a beautiful set of stationery made by our Fleur to show you further down the post, but first a peek at a magazine feature by our Dawny





Dawny made a gorgeous full set of wedding stationery using the Handwritten stamps

You can see full details and pictures in the May edition of Cardmaking & Papercraft which is on sale now




This is a really elegant set by Fleur using the Traditional stamp collection

You could easily match the card and ribbon to your own chosen colour scheme and a set like this would be ideal if you had a lot to make as they’re not too detailed

The embossing adds a lovely finishing touch, very simple but classy


Traditional - Fleur


Hope you like it, you can see the full range of our wedding stationery stamps on the website here and I think there is something there to suit everyone, whatever your taste


Just before I go here’s our candy winner from Wednesday, it was linky number 20 which was you…

Emma R

April 23rd candy winner

Well done Emma, email your address to




That’s it from me, see you tomorrow for another sketch card

….and watch out for sneaky peeks of our new fairies which will be starting shortly!


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Theme Thursday …



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



First up is the card I made for our 10th birthday challenge, the whole team made one each and I’ve been showing them throughout April. The challenge closes at the end of April so still plenty of time to enter if you haven’t already. You can find full details on our separate challenge page at the top of the blog or by clicking on the graphic below

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I used Shabby Shack papers and a sentiment from the Handwritten Phrases set

This cute stamp is called So Many Presents although I used one of the handy pre-coloured images from the Party and Cake art pad to save time

Party And Cake 2 - Anne

Here are my other choices for today, I had a difficult time selecting them as we have quite a few stamps which feature gifts and presents, hope you like them…


Companion Stamps - Dena

Sending Love

A Special Gift - Elise

A Special Gift

Present Kitty - Lou

Present Kitty


Fun Birthday (3)

Fun Birthday

Big Present - Mary

Big Present

Emma Presents (5)

Emma Presents

Birthday Fairy - Jen

Birthday Fairy



Aren’t they all cute!

Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll draw a name at random to win one of these stamps

Have a great Thursday crafters, see you tomorrow


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Meant To Be…

Good morning everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend?
The design team certainly gave you plenty of Easter inspiration with the gorgeous cards they had to share while I was off didn’t they, thank you for all the lovely comment you left for them
The new paper pads have proved very popular and we’re really pleased that you are liking them, if you placed an order don’t forget to allow a few extra days for delivery because of the Easter post if you haven’t received it yet



I have another card today from our April guest designer, it’s the fabulous Debby and today she’s used Meant To be on her pretty card…

Debby 3 - April - Meant To Be

The papers are from the Timeless Victorian pad and  the sentiment is from Set 28
Hope you like it, Debby will put the details on her own blog here and you can see more of her lovely work on there too
I will have another card from Debby next week


As promised we have a couple of larger prizes to give away this week so here are the lucky winners of our A5 stamp sets, drawn at random from the comments left while I was off…
from Friday’s comments it’s you … CelestialStar
and from Sunday’s comments the winner is… Renae

and here are the winners from our Fairy Friends blog hop last week…
from Becky’s blog it’s you… Gail (Ionabunny)
and from Mindy’s comments it was… Jane Savage
…you two lucky ladies have won your choice of 2 of our fairy stamps

Well done to all our winners, please email with your addresses

We’re back to normal now with a small candy giveaway each day so if you want to be in with a chance of today’s goodies make sure you leave your name in the linky

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



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Flower Arranging

Hello! I have a cute Spring, bunny card to share with you today.  Lili of the Valley has some adorable Spring stamps, which I am sure you have been seeing on the Design Team's blogs.

My card today features the sweet Flower Arranging colored with Inktense Pencils!  Such a sweet stamp for Spring.  I used Maja Design Sofiera collection for the papers.  I used lots of Ribbon Girl accessories: 20mm Diamante Round Spacer, Acrylic Gem, Rolled Paper Flowers, Sweetheart Blossoms, Pale Pink Faux Silk, Gertrude Embroided Net Lace and Pearl White Flat Backs.

 Have a wonderful week my friends!!!   Stay tuned as more of the DT share their Spring cards with you.

Hugs, Dena

Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter sweeties!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a lovely long Easter weekend.  So nice not having to get up for work on a Monday for me!  Today I am sharing one more Easter card using the gorgeous Lili of the Valley Easter Sweeties stamp...

I love this stamp - it so so adorable!  I fussy cut out all of the duckies used a sentiment from the Simply Sophisticated set.  I also used My Minds Eye Notable papers and CC Designs Cutter grass die.

Right, I'm off to enjoy the rest of my long weekend!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Spring Bunny with Eggs

Good morning everyone, 
Gretha here today on Easter Sunday, hope you have found your hidden eggs this morning

I made this card with Spring Bunny with Eggs 

I've coloured this image with the Distress inks and H2O
If you like more details of this card, please visit my blog

Tomorrow will Mary show you a beautiful creation
Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely Easter weekend

x Gretha