Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lili of the Valley designers mini hop!


Welcome to my blog, a month old today whey hey and it’s lovely to have your company on this Sunday morning

This is the second Lili of the Valley Designers Mini Hop!!  our previous hop was so successful that we thought we would bring you a Mini Hop each month  

This month we are thrilled to be joined by
Wild Orchid Crafts who have kindly sponsored some prizes along with prizes from Lili of the Valley


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We are showcasing  stamps from the latest release so we hope you will join us on the hop and check out what the DT have done with their chosen stamp and you could even pick up one of the mystery prizes from Wild Orchid Crafts and Lili of the Valley along the way

We will be giving away 4 amazing prizes and 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 Wednesday

Good luck!

 
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The DT taking part are;
Anne (me!)


This is my card, I used Kitchen Herbs which took me out of my comfort zone a bit. This image doesn’t lend itself to lots of girlie embellishments but I couldn’t resist using a few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, do make sure you have a look at their website, it’s an Aladdin's cave of gorgeousness!!


Lili of the Valley Kitchen Herbs April 2011


I used papers from one of the new Cosmo Cricket pads and core’dinations card
The little brads are Tim Holtz and the flowers (cosmos daisies) of course are from our generous sponsors this month Wild Orchid Crafts


Lili of the Valley Kitchen Herbs April 2011 2


The sentiment was printed on the computer and the dies I used are Spellbinders large deckle edge rectangles
The ribbons, twine and heart are from The Ribbon Girl
I used Promarkers to colour the image and then tried a bit of shading with some PolyChromos pencils, I’m just starting out with this technique and am far from mastering it so don’t look too close at that bit!!

Hope you enjoyed your visit to my little blog, I’d love you to pop back and do make sure you visit all the blogs on the hop and leave a comment to be in with a chance of one of our fabulous prizes

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Anne xx

122 comments:

  1. beautiful card, love how the patterned papers blend together with the image and overall colour theme...so sweet!

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  2. lovely card! beautiful papers and great details! TFS! ;D

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  3. hiyah Anne!
    oh this card is just fabulous, it reminds me so much of my mum because she lines her herbs up in pots like that on her kitchen windowsill.
    I just saw these gorgeous flowers on bev's blog too, I have never really seen that type before and they do look awesome!
    hugs Lou xxx

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  4. Love this! Fantastic papers and color theme. Those WO flowers are lovely.
    Hugs

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  5. A wonderful card - love the stamp

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  6. Beautiful card,love the layout
    Nena x

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  7. Beautiful card,love the layout
    Nena x

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  8. Hello Anne - nice card, your colouring is great! Little Manny looks cute! Mary G x

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  9. ...a beautifully put together card, gorgeous colour theme and elements...step out more,this is loVely work...mel :)

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  10. Awww this is gorgeous Anne, love the image and the beautiful colours on your card.... I'm off to hop as well :D Hugs xxx

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  11. Beautiful card, love your choice of stamp and the papers a re lovely.
    Hugs
    Decsnan

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  12. Georgeous work as always, sweetie :)

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  13. Would never have believed this was out of your comfort zone. It's so beautifully matched and lovely layout.
    Anne x

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  14. Beautiful Anne, embellished perfectly.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  15. lovely card, love the colours that you have used.hugs jo x

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  16. A beautiful and very stylish card! Lovely papers and embellies! hugs, Marlies

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  17. Such a lovely card Anne, love the image and great choice of colours. Hugs, Claire x

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  18. Such a lovely card, not a stamp I would normally go for but you've made me want it now! Hugs xx cara xx

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  19. Lovely card, looks like à small painting that would fit perfectly in any kitchen. Great work

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  20. Wow this is fabulous! I bought this stamp at the NEC the other week and have yet to use it but I think it is a lovely stamp and you have used it beautifully! Hugs Susan x

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  21. lovely card Anne this stamp would be great for your herbs!
    hugs
    Suzie Qx

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  22. Gorgeous card Anne. Great papers and the stamp is great too
    Thanks for the hop
    Anne x

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  23. Anne

    This is a great card and it doesn't look like you are out of your comfort zone at all - just lovely.

    I am now your newest follower and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

    See you soon.

    Toodle pip.

    Hazel x

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  24. Fab card. I love the papers. Hopping off to the next blog! Ali x

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  25. I love your card, Anne - it's great to see something different. Fab colour scheme and lovely papers. Thanx for the hop and the chance to win some LOTV/WOC goodies. Jan x

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  26. This is so pretty and your stitching is so neat! Tracey x

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  27. For someone out of their comfort zone this is remarkable love it

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  28. A lovely card Anne, I'm so pleased the Lili of the Valley are now producing some stamps that aren't cutie.

    Anne

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  29. happy one month old, just loving these new stamps from LOTV some thing for everyone
    hugs

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  30. Beautiful card Anne, the image is fab and all the layers are gorgeous!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

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  31. Super creation, love all that rich paper colours and ofcourse fantastic gardening image pots. Great that the sentiment is printed in red, goes so well! Have a wonderful Sunday. Ruby x

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  32. What a lovely card simple yet stunning. x

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  33. Beautiful card Anne and the stamp is simple but very effective, great colouring too

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  34. I am very impressed by the design in this card. Well done.

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  35. Beautiful card, love the layout and the papers.
    kraftyk xx

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  36. wow, Anne, your creation is very nice! Love the christmas colours LOL! the design is terrific!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  37. This looks great! Maybe not a girlie image, but you've managed to make the picture complete! Lovely, well done!! I'll hop to Dawny P, the last on the list...
    grtz.Colien

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  38. Even this was out of your comfortzone, you sure did a great job. It´s awesome and I like it a lot. Really beautiful card here.

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  39. lovely card just found your blog will visit again thanks for sharing angxx

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  40. This is wonderful, I love the colours and it is such a great image.
    Janet

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  41. Wow and this is a card OUT of your comfortzone? It is fabulous, I know just the person who would like to receive this card .... my neighbour!
    Thanks for the inspiration your card gave me.
    Have a great sunday!
    Yolanda

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  42. This is so pretty and quite unusual, a great card for a gardener.
    Thank you.

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  43. Hello...Gorgeous card, super image, x carol

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  44. Lovely card and great mix of papers :)

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  45. Lovely card Ann, like the way you have placed the sentiment .

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  46. Hi Ann,
    This is perfect! jUST RIGHT FOR A GARDENER.
    Hugs
    Chris x

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  47. Gorgeous, really fresh card :)

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  48. This is really pretty and the flowers that you've added seem to match the image really well. More foliage than floral because of the green one. It's beautiful Anne.
    Annette
    xx

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  49. oooh, that stamp is wonderful!!

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  50. Love this stamp. I purchased it from the N.E.C. and have made several cards with it already. Love the colours you've used.
    Lorraine

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  51. This is so perfect. Thank you for the inspiration - my family love gardening.

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  52. A lovely garden! So bright and colourful! Loved all those PP and what a perfect coordination!

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  53. Hi Anne - what a gorgeous country garden theme card - the papers and sentiment tie in perfectly :-) Thanks so much for this fab mini hop with LotV and WOC :-)
    hugs
    Pauline x

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  54. Absolutely perpect, gorgeous. Jane x

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  55. beautiful peaceful card!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  56. Lucky you, Anne, working at LOTV. This hopping is great! I'm getting names for suppliers which will save me so much time searching and getting to see some wonderful cards as well. Love your card. It's suitable for so many occasions and for male and female.
    Cathy - Drogheda Ireland

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  57. This is simply gorgeous and different from the normal cards we get...Love it and will be back to see more...♥

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  58. wonderful job, I love it!! Thanks for Sharing

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  59. It is always good to try something out of your comfort zone! You did a great job!

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  60. Hi Anne, a whole month has whizzed by! This card is great, lots of lovely details. Just hopping by....
    Jane x

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  61. This is lovely and reminds me of spring. Looking forward to having my own little garden of pots just like this.

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  62. Lovely card and that stamp is so great =)

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    1. Well done Anne on our 1st month blogging :)your card is lovely love the little heart charm and the twine it goes perfect with the stamp.

      Hugs Mandy xxx

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  63. Beautiful card, fabulous choice of papers and details
    Louise

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  64. Great card. Makes me want to cook!

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  65. What a sweet card. I love the image; so versatile! Great dp's as well! xxx Ann Marie

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  66. Hi Anne~~Very cute card!!! Great colors and dp's!!
    Hugz and blessings

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  67. Congratulations on your one month anniversary. Great card. Love your coloring and the patterned papers you used. Thanks.

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  68. This is really stunning Anne.

    I love those papers and layout.. The colours are great and that stamp is just wonderful..

    Thanks for the mini blog hop

    Hugs Kelly

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  69. Gorgeous card, your colouring and shading is great.

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  70. Wow perfect for the gardeners and cooks of the world

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  71. Lovely Card Anne,
    this is one of my fav stamps from the new releases @ LOTV.

    love and Hugs,

    Dawn.W

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  72. It's so much fun to be blog hopping! I really like your card and the colours you've chosen. :) Hugs

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  73. A lovely card with beautiful combo colours
    hugs

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  74. lovely card and great colour choices. Love that little charm you've used too!
    Kim x

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  75. Really lovely card, so sweet (but without being too girly). x

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  76. Gorgeous card, wonderful colours.
    Hugs Sue x

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  77. Love the card. I always struggle for ideas when making cards for my Gran and this would suit her perfectly. Thanks for the inspirational ideas.

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  78. This is a gorgeous card and I love your coloring.

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  79. Beautiful card lovely layout x

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  80. great colour combination, great for green fingered friends, male & female.

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  81. The coloring us stunning and I love the sketch !xxx

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  82. Gorgeous card, Anne! I love the papers you chose to go with the wonderful image! Fantastic coloring and layout!

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  83. Beautiful card design. Just lovely.

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  84. I really like the new stamps like this one and the heart, the church, the cupcakes (especially the cupcakes!) the cute stamps are adorable, but these are so versatile!

    What a lovely card, and how gorgeous those papers are!

    love Mags B x

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  85. Great card. The addition of the flowers was a nice touch. Almost missed the little heart! Good color choices.

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  86. Congratulations on your one month anniversary. sweet little card. great for both fem or male who in to gardening. Love your coloring and the patterned papers you used. klare :O) x

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  87. I love all the different lements you used on this card, so many pretty things to look at! TFS.

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  88. Oi, Anne!
    Gostei muito do seu cartão!
    Diferente e criativo! Parabéns!!

    Abraços!

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  89. Love the colours, and the papers go so well with this image! x

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  90. Beautiful card. Such a simple image but makes a great card. Love all of your finishing touches too. Beautiful hun. Off to make sure I'm following you too xx

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  91. Love the card and the colours go so well together. x

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  92. Beautiful card Anne, love your layers and colouring. Janette x

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  93. Beautiful card, love the image and so well done!

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  94. Super card Anne, this is such a different stamp from LOTV.Love it.Beautiful papers and embellishments.Hugs Debbie x

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  95. Gorgeous card Anne. I love the colours and image.
    Lorraine x

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  96. LOVE this card!! The saying is perfect for so many occasions!! Gorgeous colors & beautiful papers!!

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  97. Beautiful - love the papers, image and sentiments.

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  98. Really beautiful card, fab colours x
    Wendy x

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  99. Beautiful card, just perfect, this image I need to get!!... Hugs May x x x

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  100. Hi Anne,
    Well all I can say is if this is you out of your comfort zone, then I beg you go there a little more often. This is gorgeous; the layout, colours, styling and use of space is just perfect. Sometimes a image like this can seem limiting but I think you have done a wonderful job.
    Have a great week Linda x

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  101. This is beautiful! Love your design, and I think you did a fabulous job with the coloring!

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  102. wow...this is wonderful and something a bit different.

    fi
    x

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  103. love these potted herbs and your great card design, so perfect

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  104. wow...great card and good inspiration!

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  105. Wow hun, this is amazing!! You should go out of your comfort zone more often!! this is really, really, lovely. I love the papers you have chosen and the design is so fresh, it's nice to see something different..and your colouring is great, fab shading lol!! Wish I could stitch like that..really must try it lol!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  106. great card!!! never seen this stamp before. i like it! great LO too. love what you made!

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  107. You may HAVE BEEN OUT OF YOUR ELEMENT,BUT YOUR CARD DOES NOT SHOW IT.BEAUTIFUL

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  108. Gorgeous cute card Anne ,beautifully coloured
    Hugs Linda

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  109. I feel like gardening when I see this card and believe me that feeling doesn't come around often *lol*. Great choice of papers and colours.

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  110. Lovely card Anne. So nice to see this new stamp in use. I wasn't sure how I'd work with it, but this gives great inspiration x

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  111. This card is absolutely lovely! Great job!

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  112. Hi Anne,
    What a lovely card, loving the image, and the colours you have used brings it to life, a lovely creation Anne
    hugs
    Heather x

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  113. Oooh, this is lovely! What a fantastic design. The colors are beautiful, as is every perfect accent. :o) Amazing work on this sweet nature-loving card! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

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  114. So beautiful card you have done Very cute image too!
    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