Monday, 28 July 2014

New Christmas papers…




Hello lovely crafty friends, how are you all on this Monday morning?

We’re still having some beautiful weather in the UK so I hope you’ve been enjoying it wherever you are, it does seem a bit odd to be making Christmas cards with the sun shining outside but the DT have been busy making sneak peeks for you with all the new products

Another look at the new paper pads today, the launch is on Friday and we have new rubber stamps, clear stamps and 4 fabulous seasonal paper collections …    you’re gonna love them all!

This is a card made with one of the new pads called Festive Trimmings, a lovely set of traditional papers in red, white and green

Festive Trimmings

It doesn’t show up very well on the picture but I used a mask to emboss a snowflake background. The simple tree is just made from strips of contrasting papers and stuck on with foam pads to give a bit of dimension and then a star on the top

The sentiments are from one of our new sets which I stamped and then embossed with silver powder

A few diamantes to finish off and your done…   hope you like it!


Leave a comment if you want to be in today’s draw, our candy winner from Saturday is scrAPamondo

Well done, email your address to and we’ll send you out a little prize


That’s it from me folks, hope you all have a lovely Monday…   I’ll see you tomorrow with news of a hop and chance to win a set of the new stamps and paper pads


Sunday, 27 July 2014

New Recipes….

Morning crafters, have you got anything nice planned for the weekend?

Don't forget that this weeks Summer Saver offer ends tonight. Get stocked up on your art pads for just £5 each (while stocks last) until midnight... and postage is still free wherever in the world you are!!

I have something a bit different today, this is another sneaky peek of our new products and these are some clear recipes stamps
You love the Christmas recipes that we already have in our range so this year we are bringing some more basic recipes that can be used for any time of the year…

Recipes - Elise

This beautiful card was made by our Elise and she’s used 2 of the new recipes (there are 4 on the A5 sheet)
The papers are from the Woodland Wishes pad


Hope you like it, please let me know what you think and I’ll draw a winner from all the comments that are left for today’s candy
Our winner from Friday is Tanya, well done Tanya email your address to


Have a lovely Sunday everyone, see you tomorrow


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Sneaky Peek and a new Sketch…







Morning crafters, I have another lovely sneaky peek for you and because it’s Saturday there is also a matching Sketch


Lou made today’s card and she used the stamp called A Fairy On Top



The papers and sentiment are both new too so watch out for those. The papers are from a gorgeous collection called Snow Princess and there will be pads of both patterned and matching solids





Here’s today's corresponding Sketch. Lou’s card has kept the layout as it is and then she’s added some lovely embellishments and a stitched border, don’t forget that you can move all the elements around…  it’s just a guideline to help get you started!

Sketch #20



Leave a comment if you want to be in the candy draw, our winner from Theme Thursday was linky entry 80 which was you Lorilee…


July 24th winner

Congratulations Lorilee, please email your address to erica@liliofthevalley

That’s it from me folks, hope you all have a lovely day x

Friday, 25 July 2014

Festive Lantern…






Morning lovely blogging friends, how are you all today?

Can you believe it’s Friday again, where are these weeks going?

I have another sneaky peek for you of the new Christmas stamps, Gretha made this lovely card and the image is called Festive Lantern





The papers are from the Woodland Wishes pad and the sentiment is from one of our new sets which will come out with the stamps on August 1st




Hope you like him! The Vintage Boys and Girls have always been very popular and I think you’ll like the new Christmas designs we have for 2014

You can see more details for today’s card on Gretha’s own blog


Our candy winner from Wednesday is Sue, well done Sue please email your address to

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to be in today’s draw, we have a giveaway every day here on the Ideas to Inspire blog


See you tomorrow for another sneaky peek and a new sketch

Have a good Friday all!!


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Theme Thursday…


Good morning crafters, are you all enjoying the lovely sunshine we’ve been having?  It’s forecast to stick around for a few more days so I thought we’d have …
as our theme for today!

We had so many lovely cards that I was spoilt for choice, I picked some animal cards which all have a lovely summery feel to them and I’ll do the ones with people another time
I hope you like my selection…

Armfuls Of Daisies - Gretha

 Butterfly Meadow, Springtime Bear - Elise
Watering The Flowers - Dawny
 Sunny Days & Smiles

Leave your name in the linky before you go and I’ll draw a winner for today’s candy
Our winner from Tuesday is Maria Preston, well done Maria, email your address to
Enjoy your Thursday everyone, see you tomorrow for another Christmas sneak peek



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Guest DT…







Morning everyone, I have another card today from the lovely Netty who is our Guest Designer this month…


Netty 3 - July - Watering Can


Annette used one of my favourite stamps, this is not really a very well known one so I think it may be the first time some of our newer visitors have seen it

It’s called Watering Can, it’s a bit of a generic design and I can think of so many occasions it can be used for – really cute!

The papers are from our popular Promises pad… and you can now get a set of solid colours to match this collection for all your matting and layering



There will be more details on Annette’s own blog and I’ll have another card from her next week


Here’s our winner from Monday; it’s Jackies Crafts

Well done Jackie, email your address to and we’ll send you out some candy

Don’t forget we have a little giveaway every day so leave a comment to be in our crafty draw!

See you tomorrow for Theme Thursday, have a fabulous day everyone





Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sneaky Peek…







Morning bloggers, today I have another sneaky peek at the new Christmas stamps and this one is called ‘Sledging Fun’




Jen made this lovely card and the greeting is from our new set of mixed Christmas sentiments, I think you will find this set really useful as there are 4 different styles on the one A5 sheet, and they are polymer for accurate placement on your work



We have another sensational Summer Saver for you, for one week only all our art pads are just £5.00 each – and postage is still free so don’t miss a great chance to stock up on them!



Our candy winner from Sunday was Marjorie, well done Marjorie,  email your address to

Leave a comment to be with a chance to win todays giveaway and make sure you stop by tomorrow when I’ll have another card from Annette who is our Guest Designer this month

Have a lovely day all