Wednesday, 30 January 2013
New Stamps and Papers out today …
Monday, 28 January 2013
Sneaky Peek blog hop …
Good morning crafters, and thanks for stopping by, hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Today we’re holding a Lili of the Valley sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of our gorgeous new Spring stamps!
The first 6 were released last week and the remaining 11 will be available on the 30th January
There are 9 more super cute rubber stamps and also 2 new clear sets (an alphabet and some stitching borders)
You will be able to buy all the stamps on the website from midday on Wednesday 30th (UK time) and you will also be able to get them at our showroom in Leeds on the same day if you are near enough to visit. More details can be found here
The fantastic Design Team are all taking part, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. Hopefully you will pick up lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new stamps
We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure that you visit everyone. We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those 2 blogs
Each winner will get the 2 sets of clear stamps and also 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs
Here's a list of the blogs that are taking part ...and remember you will need to visit them all to have the best chance of winning;
Anne (you’re here)
Here’s my offering, and the stamp I used is called Springtime Bear…
How cute is he! …I used the Magnolia tree stamp so that he wasn’t swinging in fresh air lol
The papers are some I got from Create and Craft – they are by Hot Off The Press
The sentiment is computer generated and then cut out with Spellbinders labels one, I fastened that behind the piece of card and the whole thing is then stuck with 3d tape so it’s raised up, you can’t really see on the picture
I made the little flowers with the Spellbinder cherry blossom die and they’re again stuck on with 3d foam pads to give a bit of dimension
The grass is a Magnolia Doohickey die and the flat back pearls are from The Ribbon Girl
Hope you like it, head from here over to Bev's blog and don’t forget to leave a comment as you pass by to be in with a chance of getting your hands on some of the new stamps before anyone else!
Have a good day
Sunday, 27 January 2013
New Magnolia challenge, and sneaky peeks …
Evening everyone, hope you’re all having a good weekend
First I have some news about a new challenge over at The Ribbon Girl for all you Magnolia lovers…
The first challenge is an easy one, simply create a new project and 'use ribbons or lace'
Because it’s a Magnolia challenge …of course you must use a Magnolia image
There are 2 prizes for one randomly selected entrant;
A £10 voucher towards a spending spree at the Ribbon Girl online store and a Magnolia stamp
There is loads of scrummy inspiration from the design team so make sure you go and have a look
Here are 2 sneaky peeks of the new Lili of the Valley stamps with, as promised, a list of everything I used
This first image is called Flower Arranging and you can get this stamp, along with the papers and the stitching border stamp when they go on sale next Wednesday at midday
I love these papers, they are so bright and cheery …and, they will be perfect for those tricky boys cards!
I used Spellbinders Labels 18 to mount the bunny on and the border die is Magnolia Doohickey
The flowers were made with a Crealies die which I do use quite a lot, I like to make flowers but can’t quite get the hang of the rolled ones – I think I need to talk to our Fleur who’s a bit of an expert at them!
The stitched Grosgrain ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, the lovely girls over there sent me some samples to try and there are some gorgeous ones (and they have some that are exclusive to them too) so do have a look at their website if you get the chance
The brads in the middle of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl
The greeting is from the Lili of the Valley Vintage Sentiments – Just To Say set cut, out again with Labels 18
This second stamp is The Charleston which is one of the 6 romantic couple images which went on sale last Monday. You can get all 6 for a special offer price of £24 at the moment
The papers are again from one of the new pads, this one is my favourite colour combination of pink and green and I think will be a firm favourite
The greeting is from the useful Everyday Grungy Messages set
The leaves were cut with one of the new Noor design dies from Joy Crafts that we have available in the Lili of the Valley showroom.There are so many dies out there now it’s hard to come up with something new but Noor have managed it I think with these and there are some lovely ones
The divine silk ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl. I’ve looked at this for ages but couldn’t bring myself to use it ….it went so well with the papers that I had to brace myself and cut it ….yikes! It’s a bit of a big bow for me but the ribbon is so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist showing it off!
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, also available from The Ribbon Girl and we do have a lovely selection in the shop if you’re visiting
Think that’s it, make sure you pop back tomorrow for the Lili of the Valley DT hop, we all have cards to share using the new stamps so there’s lots of ideas and inspiration to be had …as well as a couple of prizes along the way!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday x
Thursday, 24 January 2013
The Lost Balloon …
The gauze was given to me by our lovely Fleur to try and I really like it, it just gives a bit of something extra to the card when you don’t want another layer
The seam binding is from The Ribbon Girl as is the little wooden heart button. I love these buttons and can see me using them a lot, they come in a natural colour so I just tinted it with a bit of distress ink to match the paper and then tied through some button twine
The gorgeous rosebud trim is from our showroom
Hope you like it, enjoy the rest of your Thursday
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge …
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Sneaky peek …
Good morning crafters, we’ve had a heavy snowfall overnight but I think compared to the rest of the Country we’ve got off quite lightly. I hope it’s not affecting you too much and that you are able to stay in keep warm. Good that it’s on a weekend really when there is no work or school so I think the disruption is slightly less than it might have been
There was a story on the news about a headmaster who slept in his school on Thursday night so that he could keep it open …I bet he was really popular with the kids lol
You probably know about out new Lili of the Valley Stamp launch on the 30th January, well we were able to get them ready early so Lisa and Laila thought it would be a nice idea to release 6 of them early so you can get them in plenty of time for making your Valentines cards
There are 6 super cute Romantic Couples and you can get from Monday midday on the website. If you buy all 6 they are on special offer for £24 …and we still have free postage for a limited time so don’t miss this great deal
This one is called Carriage For Two and is one of my favourites…
I’ve been having trouble uploading my pictures and had to switch to Google Chrome, it works fine now but the pictures don’t seem very sharp …or maybe it’s just me that needs to put my glasses on lol
I’ve used some tags from our Sentiment Tags set
The papers are K & Co Smitten which a fabulous collection, I do like the weight of the K & Co papers, they are a bit more expensive than some others but really lovely quality. Because they’re double sided you use them all because if you don’t like one (which is inevitable with a pad I find) you can always use the other side
The chipboard hearts are Maya Road, they were pale pink and just inked over them with Worn Lipstick so they matched the papers
The flowers are a selection from Wild Orchid Crafts and you can also get them from The Ribbon Girl or from our shop in Leeds if you are near enough to visit. We’re the only actual shop in the UK to stock them and I know not everyone likes to shop online
The flatback gems and the little heart charm (which you can’t see very well) are both from The Ribbon Girl as is the organza ribbon. The ribbon goes round the back and then ties at the side, the front of the card is narrower than the back
I can’t resist adding a bit of glitter just to finish off and I used Stickles on this one
That’s it from me, I’m hoping to spend some time crafting today and I’m just itching to get using these new stamp designs they are so cute!
Don’t forget to check out the Ideas to Inspire blog and also the DT blogs for more sneak peeks
I’ll be back tomorrow with my card for the Ribbon Girl January colour challenge …enjoy your Saturday!
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Another challenge …
Good evening bloggers, the weekend nearly gone already I just don’t know where the time goes
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last card, I was sorry to hear that I’m not the only one who was ill over the festive period
We had a little hiccup on the last Lili’s Little Fairies challenge and the post wasn’t done so this week we are combining the 2 themes in case anyone made a card already
Last week it was use 2 backing papers and this week is charming so you can use either the backing papers or a charm …or both!
Because both teams have done cards there is loads of lovely inspiration to get you going!
Here’s the card that I made this week using an adorable little scooter charm from The Ribbon Girl which went perfectly with this stamp
I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts some of which you can get in the Lili of the Valley shop
The lace is some I got from Indigo Blu at a show and it matched perfectly with this K & Co paper
The sentiment is another Lili of the Valley stamp, this one from the handwritten phrases set which I use a lot
The narrow grosgrain ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
Enjoy the rest of your evening, I will try to visit some of your blogs this week and see what everyone has been up to over the holidays. Christmas seems like a distant memory now doesn’t it!!