Sunday, 1 July 2018

LOTV on Hochanda

Hello crafty friends, another hot day here so I’m doing a quick post and then sitting out for a while and enjoying my garden

I have an appointment in Wetherby next week so we had a drive out this morning in Keith’s little sports car just to see where it is and for parking. I thought he was a bit mad when he got that car but I have to admit it’s really good fun and he’s certainly felt the benefit of a convertible the last couple of months. We called and had breakfast on the way back (I love eggs benedict so don’t even look at the menu) so that was a really lovely Sunday morning

I’m not really a big sports fan but I do like Wimbledon so I‘m excited for that to start tomorrow, and I’ve been enjoying the World Cup too so fingers crossed for a good result on Tuesday. 


If you haven’t seen it on Facebook already I need to tell you that Lili of the Valley are back on the TV tomorrow. They have new Christmas images for 2018 that will available in rubber, I know many of you have missed the rubber stamps


There are some fabulous samples from the team and my lovely crafty friend Lorraine will be demoing some of her pretty cards on air using the new stamps


Here are some of my makes, I used old favourite James the Bear…

Anne - hochanda - james present

Anne - hochanda - james star

and this is one of the new images, penguins are always top of my list at Christmas…

Anne - hochanda - christmas friends

These papers are on the LOTV website, Laila made a few different coloured versions of their hugely popular frosty Christmas in digital format for you to print at home, this is the pink one and you can find them here along with some other designs

The lovely swirly sentiment on the 2nd James card is from a new set that will be also available tomorrow

The mountain die and ‘let it snow’ are Lawn Fawn, scalloped frame is MFT


Hope you like them, do try and catch the shows tomorrow at 11am and 3pm on Hochanda


Have a wonderful Sunday everyone whatever you are doing



  1. James certainly is an old favourite and I fully agree that penguins are a 'must' at Christmas! I love your cards Anne, they're adorable. I love James' golden fur too. Beautiful colouring. xx

  2. These are all so sweet and beautiful!! I love James the Bear!! The designs of both cards are so gorgeous!! And the penguins are adorable!! Love them all, Anne!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Hi Anne, really looking forward to seeing LOTV on Hochanda and to seeing Lorraine in the flesh to speak. The images are all so sweet and your cards are gorgeous.
    We went to the beach today, but it was so very hot, still up here in Inverness=shire it's unprecedented to have such consistently good weather, Kate x

  4. Hi Anne... oh James the bear makes me smile...he is so cute. I love your cards...both James and the penguins. xx

  5. Very sweet cards with the old and new LOTV images! Them all have a lovely dimensional feel!!

  6. James the bear has always been one of my favourites and I do love my stamps over Digis. Loving the ones I have seen, so will be making a purchase tomorrow!! Love your cards, the penguins are adorable. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. Three fab cards love James. Looking forward to the shows.

  8. Love the James the Bear cards - they are so cute! You penguin card is very pretty and the penguins are adorable. You make the characters come alive! Your Sunday morning sounded lovely. xxx

  9. Three gorgeous cards Anne! I'm so pleased they've brought rubber stamps back as you can't do embossing with Digi stamps. Just love your card designs. The first two suit being CAS cards, I really like the embossed background of the first one, but I do like the black mountain background with pink spotty frame on the penguin card. All wonderfully coloured as ever :). Will all the stamps be on their website too? Debra x

    1. Thanks Debra, I think the rubber is a limited run at the moment just to see how much demand there is for them. If there are any left from the shows they might go on the website x

  10. Hi Anne

    Gorgeous cards as always!

    Your Sunday sounds like it was really enjoyable.

    Looking forward to seeing Lorraine.

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Hi Anne, these are so super cute, love Christmas cards can't wait to get started on mine.
    Sounds like a perfect start to a Sunday and this weather has been fabby. I have convertable and it's great to be able to use it.
    Happy to see LOTV is back on TV, can't wait to see the stamps I'm not a digi fan really, I enjoy the stamping. Really miss going to the shop too. Hope you're well.
    Hugs Sue W.

    1. aww I really miss the shop too Sue :(
      Thanks for stopping by x

    2. I don't know how to get in touch with you Sue but maybe you'll see this. I'm trying to visit your blog but I'm just getting a pop up ad every time I click on it, I think you might have a problem with the page xx

  12. Beautiful cards Anne, Manage to get to see the last minutes of the show.
    Pam x


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