Thursday, 15 March 2012

Lili of the Valley mini hop ….and I’m finally up and running!!!


Hi everyone and thanks for visiting - what a lovely way for me to launch my blog with a Lili of the Valley Designers Mini Hop!!
We have a very special treat for you today because not only will we be showing you several different ways to use a single stamp, but it is also our very first sneaky peek day for the March Lili of the Valley release.
Yes, that’s right, another release from LOTV will be available for sale starting March 28th!!!
The image we are using today is called “Shall We Dance”. This release will be filled with adorable bears, cute couples, and some very new and different designs from Lili of the Valley. Keep your eyes on the Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks in the next few weeks.
Lili of the Valley AND WhichCraft UK are our sponsors for this hop and we will be giving away 4 fabulous prizes!! - WhichCraft carry an amazing variety of shaped cards and other paper products so make sure you take a look at their site.
All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating designer’s blogs.
We will then choose 4 winners from our mystery prize blogs on Friday.
Good luck!

Here is a list of the designers participating in this hop:
Bev
Dena
Fleur
Anne (me!) 
Dawny
Pops


I decided to make an anniversary card with this cute image…

Full card for blog hop

…and also some matching 'his and hers' gift tags

Tags for blog hop

I usually tend to use the Lili of the Valley children rather than the animals but I really like this adorable pair and I enjoyed making these.

For your information here’s what I used; Core’dinations card, Doo Hickey and Spellbinders dies, Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, ribbons and flowers from The Ribbon Girl, Maja Design backing papers, Tim Holtz music tissue strip, Stickles stardust

I hope you like my post today and have enjoyed the blog hop, don’t forget to leave a comment for all the designers to be in with a chance of the prize.

I feel very fortunate to be part of Lili of the Valley and to work with such a talented bunch of girls. I’d love you to follow my blog and visit regularly, I’m going to try and post something new every day and there will be plenty of ideas, tips and candy.

Bye for now
Anne xx

100 comments:

  1. What a lovely card and the gift tags are fab.

    Vicki C

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  2. Goodmorning Anne, such a lovely card, and like you, I too rarely use LOTV animals. But you're so right, these two are adorable! Hugs, Frea

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  3. Gorgeous card and the tags are beautiful too.
    Loving the adorable new images - can't wait to get my order in :o)
    Have a fab day.
    Debs xx

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  4. This couple is so cute, and I LOVE your tags, this is a great idea!

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  5. Yeah Anne! Welcome to blogland. I joined in November and haven't done a bit of h*******k since! Just love the card - beautiful image and perfectly coloured!Love the gorgeous tags too! Will you be at Harrogate this weekend? I'm going on Saturday but as I will have my little one with me may only be there 5 minutes! Hugs, Jayne xx

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  6. From the first time I saw the LOTV-bears I loved them but these 2 did steal my heart instantly. They are soooo cute and you made an extra treat with those adorable tags!!!!

    Hugs, Irene

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  7. Hi, Anne. Such a sweet card and the tags adorable as well! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Miria xx

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  8. Aww these are adorable,love your card but the tags have caught my eye...Can't wait to get mine saving my pennies for the show at Ally Pally so I can stock up on a few more as well....
    Mandy x

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  9. Beautiful card hun, love the papers you have chosen, they go so well with the colours you have chosen, what a lovely idea to scatter pearls like that..love it! and I really love those little tags, so glad you are up and running now..look forward to lots of lovely creations! Hope to see you on Saturday if your at Harrogate:)
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  10. What a super sweet card and I just love those tags - what a great use of the one stamp!! xx

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  11. The cute bears are adorable! Gorgeous pearls scattered all over the card, great idea.
    I love those tags too!
    Yolanda

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  12. Just adorable - beatifully coloured

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  13. hello ann love youe card and tags,we seem to be seing more tags now. never get on with tage very well,will have another go,love bluebell-flowerwood.

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  14. Such a lovely card & tags Anne. Love your colour combo.

    Sally Lou

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  15. Beautiful card and those little tags are fab. Love the little heart border too.

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  16. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card & tags, can't wait to see more...

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  17. Gorgeous!!! Love the little matching tags too - adorable!!
    Rach xx

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  18. How gorgeous Anne, I love the tags!

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  19. Gorgeous card and Tags Anne, Such cute images and coloured so perfect!! adorable Hugs May x x x

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  20. A gorgeous debut card Anne, it's so pretty. I love it
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  21. Hi Anne, great to see a new blogger but you are obviously an expert card maker. This is such a gorgeous first card on your blog. You are so lucky to be part of the LOTV team, they make my favourite stamps! Lovely to meet you,
    Jane x

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  22. loving the pretty backing paper in grey and pink ,and i NEED that punch with the hearts on . gorgeous card and tags

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  23. Absolutely beautiful card and those bears are so adorable. Glad you have joined blogland, (my list of blogs I visit daily is getting longer and longer, so like you, the housework will have to wait.)
    Lorraine

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  24. simply stunning, i love the tags.. I have David Bowies lets dance song going on in my head now lol.. love the stamp and definatley will be on my wish list Px

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  25. Lovely card Anne,also loving your tags great idea x

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  26. Hi Anne. Really enjoying the hop and all the variations using the same image. Lovely card.
    Tine :)

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  27. love the matching tags..so beautiful!

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  28. Beautiful card and just the cutest tags. Lovely to see the images used in a different way.

    Edna x

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  29. I love the card... but I am bowled over by those pretty tags. I love the layers and composition of them. Absolutely incredible!

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  30. Hi Anne lovely card and fab tags coloring is beautiful hugs Mandy xx p.s welcome to blog land :) xx

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  31. What a cute stamp I love the card you made with it.

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  32. Lovely set of tags! And awesome card!!

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  33. Adorable... Lovely Card... I love the way you have used the heart border dies... And those Pearls are Perfect... Great Distressing on the edges too! :o)

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  34. Beautiful card, sweet image
    Louise

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  35. Oh, the image is cute! Your colouring is gentle ao much! Love the papers you used here - all is fine!

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  36. Looking forward to the new release, this stamp is just gorgeous. Jane x

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  37. Hey Anne, welcome to blogland, your card and tags are fab! Looking forward to seeing more from you soon :)

    Tags xx

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  38. Congratulations fellow blogger - your card and tags are beautiful - the dancing bears are gorgeous! Mary G x

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  39. Oh this is gorgeously cute and what wonderful colours....love the matching tags xxx hugs amanda

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  40. Such a pretty card and love the matching tags.
    Welcome to the land of blogging!
    Denise xx

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  41. Aaawww this is so pretty Anne, a fab layout and I love the cute matching tags too :)
    Kelly.x

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  42. wonderful image, absolutly sweety, I want it....
    hugs, patty from germany....

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  43. hiya sweetie
    what a amazing cute tags
    your card is awesome sweetie
    super cute image to
    hugs angelique

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  44. Pretty in pink and loveing those gift tags.Brilliant idea.
    Myrax

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  45. Beautiful card Anne to go with your oh so cute Tags! the image is just adorable!.x

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  46. Great Card and lovely colour combo. Cant wait to see the others.

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  47. Stunning card & tags Anne! Love the colours you've used.

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  48. Beautiful card!

    Hugs
    Paola ♥

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  49. Gorgeous!!! loving the tags,luv Georgina x

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  50. Hi! gorgeous creations Anne,they are so sweet together and your card is so pretty
    Love the bit of sparkle and such a great idea with those lovely tags.
    See you soon :)))))
    hugs Lou.xx

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  51. Great card, love the cute image,
    beautiful colour combo.The tags
    are a great idea. Hugs Kim xx

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  52. Gorgeous bears, can't wait to see the rest of the release.

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  53. stunning colour combo and i do like these bears sue xxx

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  54. This is such a beautiful little image and your card as always is simply gorgeous..Love the little tags too..
    Hugs, Linda

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  55. So cute! Love how you have made those tags to go with this gorgeous card! So super cute!

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  56. The image is adorable and love the distressing.

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  57. Just Love the little bears and the colors you are using. The tags are wonderful also.

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  58. The matching tags are so cute. What a lovely idea.

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  59. Hi Anne
    A gorgeous and beautiful card and love the tags you have made too
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  60. A gorgeous card and image. Love the matching tags too.

    Sarahxx

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  61. Love the tags - just shows how versatile one stamp can be. Can't wait to see more releases xx

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  62. oh how cute! love the pretty papers and adorable matching tags! TFS! ;)

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  63. very sweet love the little tags.

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  64. What an adorable couple these bears are! And what a totally brilliant idea to have the DT showcasing the same image! Your card is so pretty, and I love the tags! What versatile little bears!

    love Mags B x

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  65. Beautiful card and I love the his and hers gift tags you made.

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  66. Beautiful creations made with this cute little couple. Love the LOTV images.
    Janie

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  67. Really gorgeous, love the pearls and this image is so adorable, hugs, Karenx

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  68. These are so cute! love your little tags!

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  69. Beautiful card, love the image and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

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  70. Lovely card, love the way you've added the pearls. WONDERFUL!
    Hugs
    Fiona xx

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  71. The colours are stunning and the matching gift tags are a great idea. Pat x

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  72. Gotta love the pink ones and the heart border...and the tags..so so pretty things you've made.

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  73. A beautiful card - glad to see the variety using the same stamp.
    Hugs SarahS

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  74. Gorgeous card and matching tags Anne. Also welcome to Blogland! Hugs Judex

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  75. Like the card and tags ,really sweet. Gill

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  76. Wonderful card, so many cute things to look at. The little tag idea was super!!! Congrats on starting your blog. I've become a follower!

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  77. Fantastic card and tags.Simply beautiful.Great colours too.Hugs Debbie Johns x

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  78. beautiful card!! fabulous tags!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  79. Beautiful card and love the matching tags. Great idea.
    Mags
    x

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  80. Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm a newbie too!! :) Love the card! The papers and border die you've used really do convey a lovely romantic feel. The tags are too cute. Definitely makes me inclined to look a little more closely at the animal characters. I too absolutely love the other characters. Ooh how exciting, new stamps and just in time for my birthday! :)

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  81. awesome card and I love the cute little tags to match, this new image is just gorgeous thanks so much for shareing this with us :O)

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  82. Love the card and your gorgeous tags. The papers and dies are lovely too. I love LOTV! Thanks for sharing. Hugs. Jo xx

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  83. I am going crazy over this image really. Fantastic card and super cute tags.. superb.

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  84. This card is lovely and I love the punch you have used and the matching tags are such a lovley idea.

    Kelly x

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  85. These are all adorable - love the little tags - hugs Judith x

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  86. Hi Anne,
    Well you've done it at last, and what a lovely start. Both your card and tags are delightful.
    Thank you to you all for the beautiful inspiration.
    Off hopping again, now to say Hi to Dawny. All the best Linda

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  87. Beautiful card! Your papers are gorgeous and the 2 matching little gift tags are fab :)
    Fiona L x

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  88. This image is sooooo cute, I love it! Your card and tags are lovely.
    Blessings Bernie

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  89. Congrats on your new blog. I love your cute card.

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  90. Welcome to blogland Anne! Your card and tags are so cute!!!

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  91. OMG! I love the tags - far too cute for words. So excited for another release of stamps for LOTV!

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  92. Hi Anne, I really like the matching tags. And a warm welcome to Blogland :o)
    Hugs, Anja

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  93. Morning sweetie this is stunning I love this, fabulous colours too hugs ♥Pops ♥

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  94. Fabulous card and adorable little tags. Congrats on getting your blog up and running. Off to a fab start.
    hugs
    Marion

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  95. Well done Anne! It's such a lovely card and the colours are good.
    Jeannie E.

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  96. Great card! And the tags are soo cute!

    Hugs, Sonja (http://www.kreativplanet.blogage.de)

    Had to use my husband`s google-account...

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  97. Loving the different looks with one stamp x

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  98. Welcome to blog land Anne. Your card is lovely I love the two cute tags and dotted pearls , am so envious of your job lol.
    Hugs
    Lottie x

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  99. What a beautiful card and tags - the colours are fabulous
    Hugs Manuela

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x