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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

"" Pedal Power...Annabel ""


Hi..hope you have all had a lovely
Easter weekend and it didn't go too quick..
we didn't go far from home,it was lovely
and tried not to eat too much chocolate :)
for this make i have used the really sweet



she is out on her bike in the countryside....
 love going out on bikes...just needs to warm up a bit :)
 

i have coloured with distress markers,
Memory Box..Rooster, made my flower with the Zinnia die
and love this grungy sentiment too
and a button :)

thanks so much for all your lovely comments,
have a nice week,hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

** Fairy Friends ** LOTV blog hop.


Hi..hope you have had a nice week so far?
it's been really lovely to see the sun and a bit warmer too :)

lovely to be here with another Lili of the Valley DT blog hop,
for this one we have all used the same gorgeous image...

""" Fairy Friends """


Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links
 and leave a comment on each post,
 we’ll have a couple of winners
 and you will each be able to choose 
2 of the small fairy stamps as your prize.
 

We don’t know where the goodies are 
 so please make sure you visit and comment on every blog.
The winners will be drawn at random
 from all the comments left
 on the 2 blogs where the prizes were hidden.
  
 Here's a list of all the blogs taking part;


loved colouring these two sweeties
and i have given them some purple sparkle too...


also used one of the lovely word stamps
and the pretty Vintage background stamped in 
purple ink for the decorative strip along the top,
the middle piece and flower too
a couple of brads,lots of fake stitching and a button...  

the lovely Mary J is your next stop
    and if you get lost you can start again
 at the beginning and pick the links up from there.

The winners will be announced
 on the Ideas to Inspire blog next week.




Good Luck! and hope you enjoy looking at 
all the different makes...
thanks so much for joining in,
have a nice day...hugs all.Lou.xxxxxx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Happy Easter...LOTV.


Hi..hope your having a nice week so far :)
i have a little LOTV Easter make today,
really love this sweet image..


 they have been coloured with VersaColor cubes and distress markers
a simple layout and just tucked a couple of the
circle sentiments under the layers..
i have used Pretty Grungy-Good Times and Greetings Postmarks 
 the lilac paper is from the Timeless Victorian pad
 and the yellow paper is from Father Knows Best pad.
 lots of fake stitching,rounded the corners too 
and added a couple of buttons.
thanks so much for stopping by,
hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxxx


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

LOTV...April Challenge.


Hi.. time for a new monthly challenge over at LOTV,
for April's challenge it is a bit of a 
special one...we would love
to see your cards to celebrate the
10th Birthday of Lili of the Valley...

loved making this for the birthday celebrations,
  i have used the very sweet image


with this cute image you also have the Let's Party wording stamp,
which i have put at the top of my card for a change
and also used one of the vintage background stamps
and a calendar stamp
i have coloured them with distress markers,
used a few pearls, added a button and some
of the die cut elements from
 Die-namics Blueprints 10 set...



 thanks so much for stopping by,
really hope you are all doing ok?
enjoy the rest of the week,hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxxx

Friday, 21 March 2014

LOTV...new release "Annabel" blog hop.


Hi...Friday already and it's blog hop time :)
hope you have enjoyed seeing
all the gorgeous design team makes this week 
with the sweet new
Lili of the Valley character "" Annabel ""

 there are 7 new stamps in this release
 (really love** them all) 
and they are available to buy on the website from
midday (UK time) on Monday 24th March...

*
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.
We 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 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away, 

2 lucky winners will each win the set of 7 Annabel 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;

Becky


for my make i have used
the lovely Annabel stamp "" Music to my Ears ""





i have used distress markers to colour
and tried :) to give Annabel's guitar
a wood-grain look..
i have also used some of the pretty
Timeless Victorian papers and
just thought the sentiment was lovely
for this image with a bit of a country look
with the details too... 


Next stop for you from here
 is our lovely Mary J
     and if you get lost you can start again at the beginning
 and pick the links up from there.

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog 
on Monday morning when you can find out
 who the lucky winners were of the 2 sets of stamps...



thanks so much for joining in with us all,
hope you have fun and 
a lovely day too...hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxx 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

LOTV..sneak peek.

Hi..hope your week has started good?
its been so lovely to see the sun
and to be a bit warmer too :)

you are really going to adore this lovely new
sweetie...she is tomboy Annabel,there are 7
images in this release which will be launched on Monday 24th...

this one is """ Texting Annabel """



love her so much and those plaits are so sweet too,
i have coloured with distress markers and gone
with the colour theme of red and turquoise
also used a sentiment and word stamp
for the little sign hanging from the picket fence
i have used a corner rounder,the die cut fence,
dies from the blueprints 10 set by Die-Namics
a couple brads and a button...

thanks for stopping by today,
don't forget to look on the dt blogs as there will
be lots of gorgeous inspiration this week...

have a nice day...hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxxx

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Just love these cuties...


Hi..hope it's nice for you today?
loved colouring these two,
they are LOTV  """ Fabulous Flower """ image...


i have coloured them with distress markers,
also used some of the pretty Antebellum paper,
one of the lovely grungy Good Times stamps
and handmade stamp from Everyday Grungy Messages
the frantage is Aged Wine 
 on the corner die, also on the middle of the flower
 and used the lovely Sizzlits die for the leaves edge
a couple of pearls and a button...

thanks so much for stopping by,
have a really gorgeous day.....hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxxx
 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

LOTV..Wedding invites

Hi..it's been a nice sunny day here
and hope you have enjoyed your day too...

i have another wedding collection to show you,
this set i made with the lovely new LOTV """ Art Nouveau """  
clear stamp set and i used 
some of the pretty Baskets and Bunnies papers. 



 they are very simple,love the soft colours
of these papers and i have made a
little favor thank you box too...




there is an amazing 20 individual stamps
on each A4 sheet,all you need to make
 your wedding stationary collection
 and some really pretty corner ones too...
 

you can find the 5 new stamp sets here...
thank you for stopping by,hugs all.Lou.xxxxxx


Thursday, 6 March 2014

LOTV New release stamps...Wedding Stationery.

Hi..feeling a little Spring like here :)
hope you have been doing ok?
lovely to be here with a new post today :)
SORRY i haven't been here for a couple of weeks.


Really exciting over at LOTV...
it is new release time again with
a gorgeous collection of
Wedding Stationery clear stamp sets...
these will be available on Monday 10th March
on the website from 12 noon.

there are 5 designs in this collection and
for my invites today i have used the really
lovely """ Art Nouveau """ stamp set...



i have also used papers from one of the
gorgeous new paper pads...

""" Pressed in Time """ 

 

there are 20 individual stamps on these
clear A4 stamp sheets,absolutely everything from
day invitations right up to your
 order of service/evening invitation stamps
and some lovely corner ones too...

the day invitation and evening one tuck inside
the save the date folder,i have used frantage aged silver
to give them a bit of sparkle,pearls and thread.

i have stamped one of the corners onto the heart tag and  
there is a frantaged key tied under the tag
loved making the favor box and great to
have a thank you stamp as well as the
menu,order of service,seating plan and R.S.V.P stamps.

lots of lovely stamps to make your Wedding stationary,
thanks so much for stopping by
and have a nice day....hugs all Lou.xxxxxxxx


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Balloon Bunny...LOTV.


Hi..hope you are doing ok?
a little make today,
it was lovely to do and such a 
sweet LOTV image...



 i have coloured with distress markers,
used some of the pretty
Always and Forever papers and
a Grungy-Good Times sentiment...
 


also stamped the sweet image on
the pull out piece and used 
a little sentiment,button,brads and die cut a felt flower.

thanks so much for stopping by,
have a nice day...hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

LOTV...new paper pads.

Hi...hope you are doing ok this Sunday?
a wall hanging make today with one of the 
gorgeous new LOTV paper pad designs, i have used...
Heartfelt.....they are so pretty  :0)


i had lots of fun stamping with the lovely flowers
from the Cute as a Button clear set
and cutting them out too...
really love these papers with the mix of reds/pinks,
floral and distressed crackle effect
 the cut out heart is also from this set 
and i have added the little bird from the journalling stamps
also used the lovely tickets and words stamps
die cut buttons,brads,charm,paper clip and more buttons...

*************
our lovely Dawny is on Create and Craft
tomorrow (Monday) at 9am and 3pm launching these new paper pads
and more gorgeous products from LOTV...

 
thanks so much for stopping by,
have a nice day...hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxxxxx


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Blog Candy Event...LOTV.

Hi...hope you are enjoying the weekend?
we are going over to Leicester today as Sophie
has her divisional under 18's Rugby trials
hope it doesn't rain... :0)

a bit of exciting news...over on the Ideas to Inspire Blog
 from tomorrow there is a new Blog Candy Event
that means there will be........
 gorgeous LOTV candy **every day**



 ooh.. so lovely and if you would like
to share this news on your own blogs
here is a banner for you too...thank you.


  have a nice Sunday,take care...
hugs all Lou xxxxxx.

Monday, 27 January 2014

LOTV... Dafodills.

Hi..so sorry not been here much,
its my second time around with the cold
 and really sore throat bug :(
i really hope you are all ok? 
we have a bit of sun today which is lovely...

i have a make to share that i did last week
i have used the very lovely LOTV Spring image...
 


   loved colouring with distress markers,
did a bit of over stamping with a lovely little
textured stamp from Grunge Swirls set,
and a vintage background stamp.
the papers are from Antebellum pad,
added a bit of thread,hessian ribbon,charm and buttons...

there is also another lovely treat on the website this week...


buy 2 of the A5 stamp sheets and you
will recieve the Love Sentiment Sheet for free...

 have a nice week,
thanks as always for stopping by...
hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxxx

Monday, 20 January 2014

LOTV..Stamp Sale.


Hi...hope your day is going well so far..

just wanted to pop on and
say about the amazing 48 hour sale over at LOTV...


until 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd of this month
you can buy 3 of the gorgeous selected stamps at just £10..
what a treat :0)
 
thanks so much,hugs Lou.xxxxx

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

James...laptop

Hi...a really lovely sunny morning
here in Lincolnshire :) hope it is for you too...

just loved colouring sweet James,
i usually do the fury characters in VersaColor cubes
here he is in distress markers today...



bit of a simple make and the paper
i have had for years and it made me feel a bit brave to sit 
James on a red area for a change :)

also used a LOTV sentiment stamp, words for tags
love this frame die too,added a star charm,
thread and couple of buttons...

thanks as always for stopping by.
have a nice day..""" hugs """ all,Lou.xxxxxxx



Monday, 13 January 2014

New release...today.


Hi...the gorgeous new release LOTV stamps are available
from midday today..just adore them all...



and our first challenge of 2014 is
now running too and would love to see
your makes and it is nice and simple this month...

""Anything Goes""



thanks so much for all the lovely
comments for the hop too
and Hi... to my new followers...
have a nice day,hugs all.Lou.xxxxx 

Friday, 10 January 2014

LOTV new release...Blog Hop.

Hi...ooh it's lovely to be Friday and
time for another Lili of the Valley design team blog hop
 and today we’re celebrating our first launch of 2014...
There are 10 adorable new stamps in the set
 featuring the hugely popular James the Bear 
and some more of our newest cute characters; Jack, Patch and Puss

The stamps will be available to buy
 on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 13th January
The shop in Leeds is open this Saturday 10 – 4
 and you will also be able to buy them there is you are going along
*
Just ‘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 for using these cute new images...

As always we have some hidden prizes along the way,

 we don’t know where they are
 so do be sure to visit and comment on every blog...
We 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 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away, 

2 lucky winners will each get all 10 new designs...

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;
Becky 

for my make i have used the very sweet image
""" Just a Note """
 

coloured these two with VersaColor cubes
and the grass/background with distress markers
over stamped with an Alphabet stamp and used
it on the little blue cloud too
i use these word stamps so much :)
 die cut a star button and note paper edge,
used a couple of brads,paper clip and a button...

Next stop is our lovely Mary J
 and if you get lost you can start again
 at the beginning and pick the links up from there...

Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire Blog 
 on Monday morning when you can find out
 who the lucky winners were of the prizes
 before the stamps go on sale...
 Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!

thank you for stopping by and joining in with us...
have a nice day...hugs all Lou.xxxxxxxx

Monday, 6 January 2014

So sweet...LOTV

Hi..hope you are all doing ok?
** Happy New Year **
and hope you have enjoyed the Christmas holiday?
gone a bit too quick but been so 
lovely to switch off and just enjoy time together
(could do it all over again :0)

really loved doing this make...
it is a recipe bag and I have used a favourite LOTV image



i have coloured with VersaColor cubes
and distress markers...


Victoria Sponge Cake recipe


also used Everyday Grunge messages,
Words for Tags and Grunge Tickets
die cut a strawberry,
tied a little charm to the wooden spoon,
added some lace and a button too... 

thank you so much for stopping by,
have a really nice day..hugs all,Lou.xxxxxx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Twas the Night before Christmas...

Hi..ooh it's Christmas Eve and how exciting...
hope you are all doing ok?
and enjoying the very quick run up to Christmas too...

really loved making this card
and i have used one of my favourite
winter images-Squirrel Snack


it's so sweet just love little ones face,
i have coloured with distress markers
and used lots of puff white embossing powder for snow
there is a little bell on the branch,
made a christmas rose and a couple of buttons...

thank you so much for stopping by,
i wish you all a very...

****** MERRY CHRISTMAS *****
 
BIG hugs and loads of **special wishes**...
Lou.xxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Eve Tilda...not long now.

Hi..ooh not long now until the special day,
really hope you are having a nice weekend too...

this Christmas make i did as a class
card at Sirstampalot and it was great fun :)
and love this sweet Christmas Eve Tilda...
 

we used white embossing powder on kraft card
 for the background
love this look and distressed the edges with
frayed burlap,lots of fake stitching too
and used the Tim Holtz packages/bows die.

thanks so much for stopping by,
hope to pop back before Christmas day...
take care and hugs all,Lou.xxxxxxx


Saturday, 14 December 2013

BasicGrey...last challenge.

Hi...can it really be the 14th December,
the past couple of weeks have
just flown by and truly hope you are all
doing ok? and getting all your jobs
done for that special day soon.....

today's post is for our last challenge
over at BasicGrey, i have had such a great 3 years
and enjoyed being part of an
amazing design team and all of 
the girls are just ""so lovely"" thank you *****

 for my "anything goes" little make i have used
BaicGrey Kraft paper
and really loved making this,
it is very simple.....


 totally love these words for a crafter
and i think a 10" square is just
what most of us end up working on.....
 

we are so lucky to have our wonderful sponsor..
and thank you for sponsoring us 
over the years...

  
 and one very lucky person
will win a fab $25 shopping spree...

 

  **thank you** again to all of my lovely
friends on the BasicGrey design team..BIG hugs**

have a nice day,
hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxxx  

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Cozy Christmas...class SirStampalot.

Hi..really hope your week has been a good one,
 it has been so nice to spend a 
couple of days with the lovely ladies
at SirStampalot ...this is the card that we made.



we had lots of fun with cutting out,
sanding,fake stitching and colouring...
love this sweetie...Cozy Christmas Tilda,
and the main die cut card shape is labels one...
don't forget to vote for... SirStampalot
in the 2014 Craft Awards...Best Local Craft Store



i would like to enter a couple of challenges...
Tilda's Town-Christmas
 Midweek Magnolias-White Christmas.

thank you for stopping by,
hugs all...Lou.xxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 30 November 2013

BasicGrey Challenge...Christmas.

Hi...time is going super quick :)
love the run up to Christmas..
hope you are doing ok this Saturday morning..
we have a new challenge over at BasicGrey...

**** Christmas ****
 

really loved making this little decoration,
i have used some of the 
pretty Jovial papers again for my layered
Christmas trees and the really sweet
LOTV image...James/Snowman
 and it is made in an embroidery hoop
from the lovely Sew Sweet....

we are so lucky to have our wonderful sponsor..

  
 and one very lucky person
will win a fab $25 shopping spree...

 

  we love to stop by and see your creations..
please remember you must use at least one
BG product to be in with a chance to win...
 
thanks so much for stopping by,
have a really **lovely** day...
 
the new LOTV images are available at the Leeds
shop today and on the website from midday on Monday...
 

also don't miss out on the amazing**sale too...
 
 
 take care,hugs all.Lou.xxxxxxx
 

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