Saturday, 29 September 2018

Lili of the Valley news…

Hello bloggers, thanks so much for stopping by

We had a lovely time in Rome, what an amazing city. I’ll share a few piccies another time I haven’t had chance to sort through them yet. I love taking photographs but I think with all the digital technology now you just snap away at anything and I took 1000’s. When you had a film in your camera you were more selective, now I take about 20 from every angle and then when I get home they all nearly look the same! Mind you when the Truprint envelope dropped through the door in the old days I was inevitably disappointed because out of every 24 there were probably only about 6 decent ones!!


Onto the LOTV news…

due to some new EU VAT reporting regulations it’s proving difficult for them to sell digital images at the moment. I did mention the new Art Sheets a few weeks ago but they’re also going back to selling printed papers and stamps which I know will please many of their customers

If you are new to Lili of the Valley they have 2 fantastic bundles offering their whole collection of digital images or Simply Print sheets for an unbelievable 90% off. If you already have some of their images (which I think most of you will have) then there are still some great offers if there are any you are missing. They are only on sale until tomorrow so don’t wait or they will be gone



Here are a few simple cards I made using the new Christmas Art Sheets and some of the new papers…

Art Sheet 28 Christmas Pugs 2 w

Art Sheet 28 Christmas Pugs w

This is the Christmas Pugs Art Sheet and the papers are Scandi Christmas

The circle die is Reverse Confetti from Dies to Die For

Art Sheet 22 Christmas Friends w

This is the Christmas Friends Art Sheet and the papers are Vintage Christmas

Art Sheet 32 Snowy Friends w

This is the Snowy Friends Art Sheet and the papers are Frozen Snowflakes

The square doily die is Tattered Lace


Hope you like them

I have a question before you go…

if any of you lovely crafters are subscribed to my blog feed could you let me know if you are still getting an email when I do a new post? I don’t always get a notification now from a few of the blogs that I follow and one of my followers emailed me to say she wasn’t getting any notifications. I know things changed a while back with the new data protection rules so I’m interested to know how it’s affecting the blog and if I need to do anything

Thanks so much, enjoy the rest of your weekend


Thursday, 13 September 2018

Copolop Christmas cards…

Good morning everyone…

I’ve scheduled this post and hopefully while you are reading it I’ll be on my way to Rome. We’ve never been before and I got some great recommendations of where to visit,  thanks so much if you commented on my Facebook post

Carol… you really make me want to go and tour around Italy in a little sports car, maybe next year!


Despite good intentions at the start of the year I’ve hardly done any Christmas cards, I had a free day so bit the bullet and did some batch making. I love these Coppoloppolaro stamps from Mama Makes, they’re quirky and a bit different

I didn’t want to spend hours colouring so just did a loose dot technique which was so much easier and quicker…

Sept blog 3

The stamps are mixed and matched from the following sets; Copolop Christmas Hug, Copolop A Beary Good Christmas and Copolop Christmas Pals – all available from the Mama Makes website

The cross stitch frame is Memory Box


There are more pictures and a quick step by step for these on the Mama Makes blog so I’d love it if you would leave a comment on there and say you visited from here

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a good day everyone


Sunday, 9 September 2018

NEW - LOTV Art Sheets

Good afternoon bloggers, thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the weekend

I’m indulging and sharing another picture of our sweet Rolo. It’s 2 years since Jess got him and Facebook cruelly keeps throwing up memories for me of my posts from that time saying how excited we were for him to arrive. She has his ashes back in a lovely little box and now has to decide where to put him. It’s her decision of course but I’d take him back to where he loved running and playing and that would be the moor in Middleham. They lived there for most of his short life


I have a card today using one of the new Lili of the Valley art sheets

If you liked the art pads that they used to do then you will love these; there are 4 coloured toppers on each A4 sheet and they are beautiful quality. The simply prints are great but not everyone has the facility to print at home so now you can order the printed sheets again to be delivered to you ready to use

LOTV art sheet 9d

This is one my favourite images and is available also as a digital stamp and a simply print. It’s called ‘a hand to hold’ and is so adorable, it can be used for many different occasions

The papers are from a forever friends pad that I’ve had for years

This is from number 9 of the new art sheets, there are quite a few different ones with more planned. You can find them all on the LOTV website


That’s it from me…

enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone and if you can take the time to leave me a comment I would appreciate it, I love to read them