Monday, 31 March 2014

Guest Designer…

Good morning lovely crafters, did you all have a fab weekend?
It’s the last day of March so our bingo challenge will close tonight, there’s still time to get your entry in as it closes at midnight (UK time)
The new challenge will be announced tomorrow and we have a bit of a special one for April!


It’s the last post for our March guest designer today, Donna has made us some beautiful cards and we’re finishing off with this amazing Easter basket…

Donna 4 - March - Easter Basket


She used our Flower Arranging stamp and papers from the Promises pad… isn’t this just gorgeous?

Donna had some sad news this weekend so is taking a little break but the details for this will be on her own blog here shortly. I’d like to thank her for joining us this month as a fabulous guest DT
Because we have the April challenge tomorrow I will be introducing you to our new guest designer on Wednesday


Don’t forget to leave your name in the linky if you want to be in the draw for today’s candy
Have a good Monday, see you tomorrow



Sunday, 30 March 2014

Flower sale…



Morning everyone

Happy Mother’s day to all the Mums and Grandmas out there… I hope you’re being spoiled today!

We’re having a 24 hour sale to celebrate Mother’s day and you can get 10% off selected flowery stamps and art pads until midnight tonight



You can see which products are included in the sale on our special offers section of the website

This cutie is James Daisy, he’s one of our newest James images and he’s available in the offer

James Daisy - Jen


Jen made this lovely clean and simple card and she also used one of the Scroll Sentiments




Leave a comment to be in today’s candy draw

Here’s our winner from Friday…


Well done Hetty, email your address details to

See you tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your weekend

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Saturday Sketch…




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Morning everyone, I have a new Sketch for you today as it’s Saturday…

We’ve had some great comments on these and I’m so glad that you are finding them useful


Sketch #7


This lovely card by Dawny has the same layout as this weeks Sketch

Dawny used a shaped card instead of  a square and then just added some ribbon and a pretty punched border. You can flip and rotate the elements, they are not set in stone, more just a guideline to give you ideas

Birthday Fairy - Dawny


This cute stamp is Birthday Fairy and the sentiment is from the Handwritten Phrases set

The gorgeous blue papers are from our popular Petal Fresh pad


Here’s our winner from Thursday

It was entry 16 which is…


Email your address to Marianne, you won the Armfuls Of Daisies stamp that was featured on Thursday’s cards

Leave a comment if you want to be in the draw for today’s candy and have a fabulous weekend everyone


Friday, 28 March 2014

Upside Down…


Morning crafters, Friday again and another week has flown by, can you believe that it is nearly April already?
I have another card today using one of our new Annabel stamps
Gretha made this lovely card and the image is called Upside Down


I love this stamp, it’s so adorable!
Gretha also used papers from our gorgeous Pressed In Time pad


Leave us a comment if you want to be in the draw for today’s candy
Our winner from Wednesday is…
email your address to Nikki and we’ll get your prize sent to you


It's Sketch day tomorrow so make sure you stop by
Have a lovely Friday all


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Theme Thursday…


Morning all, time for another Theme Thursday and today we’re having the same stamp used in different ways…
This adorable little chap is called Armfuls Of Daisies
Here’s my choice of cards today, all very different styles but using the same image…
Armfuls Of Daisies - Gretha
Armfuls Of Daisies - Mindy
Armsful Of Daisies - Anne
Armfuls Of Daisies - Pops
Armfuls Of Daisies - Elise

If you’d like to win the stamp that has been used on today’s cards then leave your name in the linky, sorry the linky didn’t work yesterday folks but we’ll still draw a winner from the comments that were left
Here’s our winner from Tuesday…
Rebecca Bradshaw
congratulations Rebecca, e-mail your address to

Have a great day, see you tomorrow


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Traditional Wedding Stamps…





Morning all, a change today and I have another gorgeous set to show you using our new Wedding Stationery Stamps

This beautiful invitation was made by Dena and she used the Traditional set

Dena - traditional 2

Dena - traditional 3

Dena - traditional



Dena used kraft card with some pretty lace for her set, what a gorgeous combination

You can see more details on Dena’s own blog and you can see our full range of Wedding Stationery stamps on the website here



Leave your name in the linky for today’s candy draw

Here’s our Monday winner…


Well done, email your address to


See you tomorrow crafters, have a lovely day all

Tuesday, 25 March 2014




Morning everybody, you couldn’t wait to get the new Annabel stamps as soon as they went on sale yesterday. Thank you for all your orders, we’re so pleased that you like our adorable new character and Andrea is working hard to get all your packages sent out as soon as possible (we know that you crafters don’t like to have to wait long to get hold of your goodies!)

I have another card to share today using the new images and this one is by our Fleur using the stamp called ‘texting

Texting - Fleur


This little cutie could be texting or looking at a tablet or maybe even reading or using a remote control, it’s such a useful image for today’s technology mad kids!

Fleur also used one of our popular Everyday Grungy Messages on her card


Hope you like it, leave a comment if you want a chance to win today’s candy

Here are our latest winners;

From theme Thursday it’s you…

Jessica Strider

from Saturday it’s you…


and from Sunday’s linky entries it’s number 50 which was you…


Blog candy winner - March 22nd

Well done everyone, email with your address details


Have a lovely day, see you tomorrow


Monday, 24 March 2014

Our Blog Hop winners…




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Me again, I’m back with a quick post to let you know the winners from our Annabel blog hop

We had 2 full sets of the new stamps to giveaway and our hidden prize blogs this time were Becky and Elise

Drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those 2 blogs here are our winners;

from Becky’s blog it’s…

Jane Savage

“Oh my, how utterly beautiful. Gorgeous details and amazing colouring. I need that stamp! :) xx”

and from Elise’s blog our second winner is…


“Omg , So stunning this is one of my favorite stamps in this set the. Card lay out to is so striking perfect thanks for the inspiration..crafty hugs Sarah xx”

Well done ladies, you both won the set of 7 new Annabel stamps, email your addresses to


One more quick sneaky peek before the stamps go on sale at midday, this pretty card was made by Elise and the image is called ‘music to my ears’

Music To My Ears - Elise

Have a great Monday everyone

Annabel stamps out today…



Morning crafters, hope you all had a great weekend

It’s finally the 24th and our new Annabel stamps go on sale today  …hooray!

They will be on the website at midday (UK time) and if you buy all 7 in the set you will get them for a special discounted price of £30.00…  and don’t forget that shipping is free on stamps wherever in the world you are ordering from

I’ll be back later this morning with the winners from our blog hop, there’s still time to join in if you missed it on Friday but be quick!


I have one last sneaky peek, this little cutie is caller Roller Girl and our Dawny made this lovely card…

Roller Girl - Dawny

Dawny used papers from my favourite pad Shabby Shack – just love this pretty collection!




Make sure you check back before ordering the new stamps to see if you were a blog hop winner


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Our 10th Birthday…

Morning all, have you got May 10th in your diaries? 
Lili of the Valley is 10 years old this year and we are having some birthday celebrations


If you are able to visit our shop near Leeds there will be lots going on, we have some of our DT from around the world coming along to demo and meet everyone and there will be special offers and new products
For those of you that can’t make it or are too far away we will be holding our virtual Facebook party again, it was really successful last time and our DT that won’t be here in the shop will be joining in with that


We had a nice surprise too, our lovely friends Mary and Andrea at the Ribbon Girl named two of their beautiful laces after our Laila and Lisa to celebrate the 10th birthday
We have the lace available in the shop or you can get it online at the Ribbon Girl

This first one is Laila lace and is £1.45 a metre…
17mm 'Laila' White Vintage Style Lace
and this is the Lisa lace which is £2.30 a metre…
32mm 'Lisa' Ivory Fine Cotton Lace
Aren’t they gorgeous, we all love using a bit of lace on our cards… especially Elise who made today’s lovely card

Baskets And Bunnies - Elise

Elise used one of our Statement stamps on this card, they’re great when you just want to say something without using an image
The papers are from our Baskets and Bunnies pad, they look so pretty gathered along the bottom of the card, I’d like to have a go at this myself
You can see full details, as well as a link to the tutorial Elise used for the paper technique on her blog here
That’s me done for today, I was going to have a trip down to the NEC this weekend but I’ve changed my mind. I love a mooch round the sewing and fabric show too but it’s such a long way and I know I’ll just end up buying more things I don’t need. I’m going to have a couple of hours in the attic instead and make use of some of the huge stash that I already have!
Leave your name in the linky for today’s candy, and don’t forget to do the blog hop if you missed it on Friday. There are some of the new Annabel stamps up for grabs and the winners will be drawn from all the comments tomorrow morning


Have a great day whatever you’re doing folks

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Sketch Saturday…





Morning all, what have you got planned for the weekend then… something nice and crafty I hope?

If you’re visiting the HobbyCrafts show at the NEC make sure you stop by and say hi to Rich and Andrea, our stand is B12. He did take a few of the new Annabel stamps for each day but when they’re gone they’re gone so if you miss them they’ll be on the website on Monday at midday (UK time)

Don’t forget that we have free postage on all our stamps, this includes overseas and we aim to ship all orders within 24 hours* sometimes even the same day

*it can take a little bit longer at busy times such as when we have a sale or a new launch




I have a new Sketch for you today and a matching card


Sketch #6


Texting - Lou


Lou made this lovely card with our new Annabel stamp and this image is called Texting

Lou’s card shows that you don’t have to stick exactly to a sketch but can still use them for layout ideas - I like how Lou used the fence instead of the bottom strip and added her own embellishments


Leave a comment if you want to be in today’s candy draw, and there’s still time to join in with yesterdays blog hop if you want chance to win a set of the new Annabel stamps

Have a great day everyone

Friday, 21 March 2014

Sneaky Peek Blog Hop…






Good morning lovely crafters!

Time for another design team blog hop and today we’re giving you some inspiration for using our latest stamps which will be available to buy on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 24th March

There are 7 images featuring our adorable new character…  Annabel


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 to 2 lucky winners



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;

Ideas To Inspire (start here)











Mary J


I’m kicking the hop off with a couple of cards by Jen

This first image is called Pedal Power

Pedal Power - Jen

and this one is Tug Of War

Tug Of War - Jen


I love these cards, I think Jen’s clean and simple style shows off Annabel perfectly!


Next stop is my blog and if you get lost just come back here and pick up the links again from where you got to

Finally, don’t forget to stop by here on Monday morning when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the new stamps go on sale

Good luck everyone!