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Tuesday 28 August 2012

Winter Fairy

 I have another Christmas card to share today.

I love this sweet little LOTV fairy,

I have used ~ 
The messages have sold at, but should be back in stock tomorrow, 
you better be quick ~  they're extremely popular!
Raspberry road ~ Winter's Beauty
Nestabilities ~ Decorative Oval
DooHickey ~ Poinsettia, Wings & Leaves.
Thank you so much for looking

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Back to School

Morning, Thank you so much for all your lovely comments yesterday,
The LOTV blog hop was a huge success,
If you weren't lucky enough to win I hope you managed to get stamps some ordered.

I have a Magnolia card to share today.

 and the tag
 I have used:
DooHickey ~ So Wrapped, Lovely
Nestabilities ~ Classic Ovals, Scallop Ovals & Decorative Element Floral Ovals
Marianne ~ English Roses
Dienamics ~ Butterflies
SU ~ Seam Binding
Charms & Pearls from stash

I'd like to enter the following:
Just Magnolia ~ Back to school
Magnolia-licious ~ Back to school
Deep Ocean ~ Deep Blue

Thanks for looking

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop – win the all new stamps!

Good morning crafters, thanks for stopping by! 
Today we’re holding a Lili of the Valley 
sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of their new 
Christmas Animals and Sentiment stamps!

There are 10 of the cutest animals and 4 sets of Christmas sentiments; 
they will be available to buy on the Lili of the Valley website from 
midnight tonight and don’t forget you can also get their 
gorgeous new patterned paper pads on there too

The fabulous Design Team are all taking part, 
you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links below
 and leave a comment on each card. 
We’ve used all the stamps between us so hopefully 
we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration for using the new designs.

We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure you visit every blog. 
We will draw 2 random winners tonight from the comments left on the ‘lucky’ blogs

Prize 1; 1 set of the brand new Christmas sentiment clear stamp sheets, 
1 each of the new designs, worth £50.00

Prize 2; The full set of the new Christmas animal rubber stamps, worth £45.00

I've used the gorgeously cute
Close up of the tag
 LOTV products I have used:
 Pup's Christmas Stocking,
Christmas Sentiment Tags,
Christmas Grungy Messages

Other items are:
Noor Design ~ Embroidery Die
DooHickey ~  Poinsettia, Leaf & Vintage Tag
Charm & Seam Binding from stash

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part and
remember you will need to visit them all to be in with a chance of winning; 

Claudia Rosa
Dawny P
Fleur (Me)
Lena Katrine

Thanks so much for looking
& Good Luck

Friday 17 August 2012

LOTV Sneak Peek ~ Teddy with Robin

Hi, hope you are all well

I have another gorgeous LOTV card to share tonight

The gorgeous paper pads are already available here and.........
.......don't forget, the images and sentiments are available from the 22nd August

this ADORABLE image is called 


I have also used the gorgeous new " Christmas Grungy Message"
 and the gorgeous backing papers
available here
I have also used:
DooHickey ~ Poinsettia, Swirl and Star tag
Go Kreate ~ Frilly #10
SU ~ Corner punch

Thanks for looking

Wednesday 15 August 2012

LOTV August Mini Hop

Hiya crafters

It's that time of the month again,
 a few of us LOTV DT Ladies are putting on a mini hop for you.

This month we are using

Emma Walkies
 and a close up of the little tag
 I have used:
Nestabilities ~ Decorative Elements
Marianne ~ English Rose

I have also used 2 of the gorgeous new embroidery dies from Noor Design,
I have not stitched mine, bit have distressed and inked the edges, also added a few pearly brads.

We have 2 fab sponsors for this month's hop

There will be some prizes hidden along the way,
SO to be in with a chance you need to comment on the following blogs

don't forget Me 

Thank you so much for looking

Tuesday 14 August 2012


I have a tag to share today,
I made for Sir Stampalot

I have used this sweet Flamingo from Magnolia,
I love Flamingos,
When Mac was little she thought they were called "Fleurmingos", 
one day, at the zoo, she suddenly said "Oooh look, there's a mummymingo"
and it's just stuck, So now we all call them mummymingos, LOL 

 I have used:
 Magnolia 12 x 12 paper ~ Art deco, Miami
Tim Holtz ~ Tag
DooHickey ~ Peony Petals & Hibiscus
Nestabilities ~ Ovals, Scallop Oval  & Decorative Elements
Scrim, Charm & Brads from stash

Thanks for looking and for your lovely comments

Sorry if your comment doesn't show ~ I just deleted a load by accident :-(


Monday 13 August 2012

Another LOTV sneak peek

I have another LOTV sneak peek to share today,

And I think is my favourite out of the new Christmas animals,
these will be released on the 22nd August

I have again used the LOTV Classic Christmas 8x8 paper pad,
this is available from Wednesday

and that gorgeous Grungy sentiment is available from the 22nd
This adorable image is called
I have also used:
Marianne ~ Poinsettia
Tim Holtz  ~ DIs and Tattered pine cone die
Snowtex and Stickles

Will be back later in the week with the monthly blog hop 
and hopefully some more sneak peeks

See ya then

Thanks for looking


Sunday 12 August 2012

My candy winner

Hi everyone,

Thank you to all of those who entered my blogoversary candy,
and a huge HELLOOOOOOOO to my new followers,
I do so hope you'll stay.

I have used random Org. to pick a winner and that lucky lady is.....









please send your snail mail details by Friday to



Some candy

This is a sticky ~ please scroll down for newer posts

I almost forgot, I've just passed my 3rd year of blogging.
I've made some fab Cyber friends & met a few in real life too.
I've been lucky enough to get on some awesome design teams and
 I have a respectable number of followers, although, sadly a few a left me.

As a thank you, I would like to offer a little bit of candy.

I would love my candy to go to a follower, but it's not compulsory,
although if you like my blog, I'd love you to hang around.

Please put a picture in your side bar, linking back to me.

There is:
Go Kreate large frames ~ Frilly #3
Bo Bunny 6x6 pad ~ Welcome home
10 Dove Charms

Please leave your name with Mr Linky below,
The candy will be drawn just after
12th August  


LOTV ~ Christmas Animals Sneak Peek

Good morning, 
I had a lovely day yesterday, I went to the LOTV shop's open day,
It's a couple of hours drive, but the ladies are so nice & always make me feel welcome.
Darren dropped Lou & Me off, then he went off to Leeds Royal Armouries for a bit of a nose.

I have made a card to share today, it's quite traditional for me,
Not my usual colours at all.
I have used one of the new Christmas animal images & the new A5 sentiment sheets
These will be available from the 22nd August
I have also used papers from one of the new LOTV 8x8 pads and
these are available from the 15th August, 
at £7.50 for a 40 sheet pap they are great value for money.

I have used:
LOTV ~ All Cosy & Warm
LOTV ~ Christmas Grungy Messages ~ I love these so much
LOTV ~ 8x8 Classic Christmas
Tim Holtz ~ Weathered Clock, Stickles & DIs
Marianne ~ English Roses

Thank you for looking,
Make sure you check the other DT logs for more sneak peeks,


Thursday 9 August 2012

LOTV Competition & a FAB new Product

Afternoon ladies,

I have some exciting news to share with you all
First up is.....

 at Lili of the Valley

Girls! Hurry up and get your entries in!  You have until next Thursday 10am  (16th August).

Just remember to use a Lili of the Valley image on your entry, this is the only rule and entries that don't comply will be deleted.
It doesn’t have to be too complicated, maybe a tag, a bag or a bookmark etc.
All eligible entries will be entered into a draw with the chance to win – to make it fair 2 projects will be drawn at random and will each win £15 LOTV vouchers, and there will also be a £25 LOTV voucher for our favourite entry which will be featured here on Ideas to Inspire blog and also on our Facebook page
The same competition with 3 more prizes will also be running on our Facebook page but you can only enter for one or the other – and only 1 entry per person please.

and WOW take a look at this

Laila and Lisa have been working behind the scenes for several months putting together a wonderful range of exclusive 8 x 8 Paper Pads.
The first 3 Paper Pads being launched feature designs from Nitwit Collections  ‘Bonnets and Bowties’, ‘Promises’ and ‘Petal Fresh’, and Laila has also designed 3 Christmas Paper Pads which are really pretty and perfect for Christmas card-making.  ‘Classic Christmas’ is a traditional collection of essential red and green Christmas designs with a warm and luxurious feel. ‘Frosty Christmas’ features an array of delicate and useable blue and white snowflake inspired designs. ‘Krafty Christmas’ offers a more modern slant on traditional festive papers with a collection of beautiful white and brown designs printed on ‘Kraft’ effect paper.
Each 8 x 8 Paper Pad contains 40 sheets, 4 each of 10 designs and costs £7.50.
They will be available from Wednesday 15th August on our website www.liliofthevalley.co.uk and you can get them now from our shop in Farsley in Leeds.

You’re gonna love them!!

Thanks fo much fo looking

Wednesday 8 August 2012

A New Baby Girl

Good morning, 
I have a card to share today which I made for Jolanda, at Noor! Design
Jolanda recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.

I have used:
Raspberry Road ~ Always & Forever
Marianne ~ English Rose
Nestabilities ~ Decorative Elements
Go Kreate ~ Frilly #5
Silver Corner from Stash

I have added a small tag
for this I have used:
Joy Crafts ~ Flourish
Charm, Twine & Seem Binding from stash

I'd like to enter the following:
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Bunting
Simon Says Stamp ~ Bingo ~ Ribbon, Free &amp Blooms

Thank you so much for looking


Sunday 5 August 2012

With Love On Your Wedding Day

Happy Sunday,

I have a LOTV card to share today

A bit of a late night last night, went on a Hen Night,
and this is this card I've made for the happy couple,
Hopefully they won't see it on here, as they're not bloggers!

I have used my all-time favourite wedding stamp,

Wedding Couple
available here

I have added a little tag
I have also used:
Raspberry Road ~ Always & Forever
DooHickey ~ So Wrapped - Lovely
Tim Holtz ~ DIs & Hardware
Marianne ~ English Rose & Open Leaves
Go Kreate ~ Frilly #5
Cheery Lynn ~ Exotic Butterflies
SU ~ Sentiment,
Stickles, Charm, Pearls, Seam Binding & Scrim from Stash

I would like to enter:

The Ribbon Girl ~ Bingo (Ribbon, Pearls & Image)
Deep Ocean Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Thank You for looking


Wednesday 1 August 2012

A Christmas Gift

Good Morning & Happy August!

I have a LOTV card to share this morning,
using one of the gorgeoug new images.

Isn't this one pretty, I think she looks very elegant and grown up.

A little tag
I have used:
Raspberry Road Papers ~ Victorian Holiday
Tim Holtz ~ Holly Branch
SU ~ Twine, Kraft Seam Binding
Snowtex and Stickles
Bell from Stash

Thanks for looking