Thursday, 28 February 2013

Daisy Chain …

 

 

Good morning crafters, did you enter the birthday card competition yet?

We have some Guest Designer spots up for grabs  …so if you’ve always fancied having your work showcased along with the fabulous Lili of the Valley DT then don’t miss this opportunity for a chance to join us

You’ve got to be in it to win it    …the closing time for entries in 6pm on Saturday (2nd)

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Today I have the last card from our current guest designer Becky

Becky has used Daisy Chain on her card, it’s one of our older stamps but still such a lovely image for all occasions

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Becky used Distress Markers to colour her image

The paper is from Bildmalarna, the flowers from WOC and the lace and pearls are from The Ribbon Girl

The die is a Spellbinders floral oval which is available to buy in the Lili of the Valley shop

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Becky’s work during February, she’s made us some beautiful cards and you can see more of her work on her own blog here

I’m excited to introduce a new guest designer to you tomorrow so make sure you stop by

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Have a good day all

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Woof You!

 

 

Good morning crafters, the competition will stay at the top of the page until Saturday so you’ll need to scroll down – make sure you do because there will still be a card to share every day!

Today’s is one of my favourite images from the last release of 2012 and it’s called  Woof You!

Our Fleur made this lovely card …

 

Woof You - Fleur

 

The ‘woof you’ sentiment comes with the stamp (what great value is that for £4.50?) and the ‘you make me smile’ greeting is from Set 29 Vintage Sentiments – Just To Say

You can see this card and all Fleur’s other lovely work on her own blog here

 

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Before I go I just wanted to let you know that all the entries for our birthday competition are being put on a new pinterest board as they come in along with all our inspiration cards from the DT blog hop

Why not have a look at that and all our other new pinterest boards for loads of crafty ideas

 

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Have a good day, see you tomorrow when I’ll have the last card to show you from our February guest designer Becky

 

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Basket Of Roses …

 

 

Morning all  ….

How did you enjoy the blog hop yesterday? I hope it gave you some inspiration to make us a birthday card and enter our competition

We’ll draw the winners on Saturday evening when the competition closes so you still have plenty of time to join in with the hop and also have a chance of winning prizes along the way

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I have a very lovely cheerful card to share with you today …

 

 

Basket Of Roses - Moni

 

This one was made by our Moni and she’s used the new Perfect Pair paper pad – I love this colour combination!

The stamps are Basket Of Roses and Scroll Sentiments

 

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Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow

 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Lost Balloon …

 

 

Good  morning everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend

I have something a bit different to show you today, I’ve been making a few tags lately…

 

Lost Balloon

 

 

 

I’ve used The Lost Balloon and cut out the little bunnies for a different way to use the stamp

The sentiment is from the Greetings Postmarks set and the papers are from our new Perfect Pair pad

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If you’d like to know how I made it and everything I’ve used then I’ll be putting all the details on my blog later today

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See you tomorrow  …have a good Sunday x

 

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Springtime Bear and our birthday competition…

 

 

 

Good morning everyone

I have news today   …I know that all you lovely crafters like to spend time creating on a weekend so I’m giving you a heads up on our special birthday competition which will be announced on Monday

There is going to be a Design Team blog hop to kick off the competition and there are some great prizes …we’d like you to make us a BIRTHDAY CARD,  and it’s easy as that!

Full details will be on here Monday morning as well as on the website and Facebook …so get your thinking caps on!

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Onto todays card and it was made for us by our Dena

 

 

 

How clever and fabulous is this, she’s got that little bear swinging just as he was meant to!

She’s used Springtime Bear and the greeting is from Set 28 Vintage Labels – Occasions 

The patterned papers are from the Petal Fresh pad

Full details for the card are on Dena’s own blog here

 

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That’s it from me for now, go get your crafty heads on and make us a lovely birthday card!

 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Birthday celebrations ….

 

 

Good morning everyone. We’re busy planning our open day on March 2nd for our 9th birthday so it’s a hectic couple of weeks here in the Lili of the Valley office getting everything ready

If you can’t come along then don’t forget that Lucy will be here holding the Facebook virtual party so that everyone can join in the fun as it happens

As before some of the DT are joining in with chat sessions and tutorials so it should be good!

As we know more details I’ll be sure to let you know …and they’ll also be updated on the website and the Facebook page

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With all this talk of birthdays I’ve picked, of course, a birthday card to share with you today!

This was made by our Lou and she’s used Cake Glorious Cake

Cake Glorious Cake - Lou

 

I love how she’s added the ‘0’ onto the candle and made it into a 10  …very clever Lou!

The sentiment is from our Greetings Postmarks set and she’s put a little button in the centre   …so cute!

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That’s it from me, another week over!

See you tomorrow

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Guest designer, Blooming Wheelbarrow …

 

 

 

Good morning bloggers and thanks for stopping by

It’s time for me to share another card from our guest designer, and joining us for February is the very talented Becky

 

 

Becky 3 Feb - Blooming Wheelbarrow

 

 

Becky has used Blooming Wheelbarrow on her lovely card, this stamp has been the top seller from our Spring release

Becky also used papers from one of our new pads and this one is the gorgeous Country Lady 

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You can visit Becky’s own blog here if you would like to have a look at more of her work   …and I will have another card from her later in the month

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Have a lovely day everyone, see you tomorrow x

 

 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Double trouble …

 

 

Good morning everyone, I have a card to share today that you are going to LOVE …

Our very clever Elise made this adorable card using 2 of the new Spring stamps …and what a good idea!

She’s used Springtime Bear and Butterfly Meadow

 

Butterfly Meadow, Springtime Bear - Elise

 

 

The card is slightly bigger than usual (6.5 x 6.5) to make room for both images

Elise has used papers from the new pads, this one is Perfect Pair and it’s a lovely selection of patterned papers in one of my favourite colour combinations; pink and green

Hope you like it   …if you fancy having a go yourself at doing this we’d love to see what you come up with!

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Have a good day

 

 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Watering the flowers and some Pinterest news …

 

Good morning bloggers and thanks for stopping by

I know yesterdays card used the same stamp but we’ve been having such lovely weather here and things are starting to grow in the garden so I thought it was the perfect time to share these cards!

Gretha has used Watering The Flowers from our new Spring release on what I’m sure you will agree is a very different card to the one by Pops yesterday…

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She uses Distress Inks and gets an amazing depth of colour with them, it takes quite a bit of practice to achieve results like this but well worth the time and effort I think

The lovely papers are from our Country Lady pad and the sentiment is from the Simply Sophisticated set

The rest of the details will be on Gretha’s own blog so have a wander over there and you can see more of her lovely work

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Before I go a quick update on our new Pinterest page

Lucy has been working hard pinning lots of goodies to all the new boards (and giving us all a bit of an addiction in the process!) so it’s now another fabulous source of inspiration that we have for you

Wether your crafty mojo has gone walkabouts or maybe you just fancy a browse then do go and have a look at what she’s been up to, beware though …the time just disappears once you get on there!…

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See you tomorrow, have a lovely day

 

 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Watering The Flowers …

 

 

 

Good morning, how was your weekend?

We had a heavy snowfall last week that wasn’t forecast but this weekend has felt quite Spring like, the weather has been lovely and I think it definitely cheers you up!

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I have a card to show you today from Pops and she’s used Watering the Flowers from our new Spring stamps…

 

Watering The Flowers - Pops

 

 

She’s also used a circular greeting from the useful For Her sentiment set

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Don’t forget that we still have some special offers on to celebrate the new Spring launch;

All 5 new paper pads for £35

The 9 new Spring stamps for £36

The 6 Romantic Couple stamps for £24

15 die cut/mini masterpiece sheets for £10

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See you tomorrow x

 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Never Too Old For A Hug …

 

 

Hello all, hope you’re enjoying the weekend

I have a reminder today for you of the workshops we have planned for the first Saturday in the month. That is when we open our shop out of normal working hours, we know that some of you do travel a long way to come and visit us so it’s something else to do while you’re here and make it a worthwhile journey

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Some are technique based and others are crafting, all the materials are provided and where you finish a project you will be able to take that home with you

Saturday 6th April

Beginner’s stamping - “Get to grips with how to stamp, what inks to use, what card to use, how to get a crisp image” - £10

Beginner’s colouring - “How to use marker pens to colour in an image” - £10

Saturday 4th May

Party Papercrafting! – using papers and dies to make all kinds of party things from cupcake wrappers and favours to invitations and place names - £15

The Recipe for a perfect box - Making a beautiful Recipe Box from scratch - £15

Saturday 1st June

Light the Flame – create a beautiful wedding candle gift - £20

How to create the perfect card – from creation to completion - creating card-making perfection! - £15

The classes will be taken by our Dawny and to help with numbers you do need to book in advance. The times will be confirmed shortly but if you would like to secure your place then please contact Erica on erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk or telephone 0113 257 8778

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Onto today’s card and this was made by our Fleur

Never Too Old For  A Hug - Fleur

 

 

Fleur has used  Never Too Old For A Hug on her card today

The little circular words are from our Greetings Postmarks set which is amazing value for money at £12.50. The set contains 33 sentiments, the outer circle and the postmark and they can be used together or separately

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That’s it from me today, have a lovely Sunday and I’ll be back tomorrow

 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Kitten Cuddles …

 

 

 

Good morning, here we are again at the weekend, where do the days go?

Today’s card is by our Lou and she’s used Kitten Cuddles from the latest stamp release

 

Kitten Cuddles - Lou

 

 

 

Lou is hoping to do us a tutorial on how she does that lovely patchwork background so keep your eyes open for news of that

We’ve also had lots of people asking in the shop about this little gate die that Lou uses on her cards so I have good news  …it’s on order and will be in stock shortly

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Enjoy your weekend

 

Friday, 15 February 2013

Stitched Alphabet …

 

 

Good morning crafters, before todays card a note about the workshops we are holding at out Birthday open day on March 2nd;

The card making class is now fully booked and there are just 2 places left on the beginners colouring …so if you do fancy coming along and learning how to use your Promarkers you will need to be quick!

The classes are always popular and we get very good feedback from the people who have attended

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If you can’t make the open day we will be holding some Saturday workshops on the first Saturday of every month when our shop is open

I’ll put details of these on the blog  over the weekend if you are interested and they are also listed on the website,  again you do need to book in advance as places are limited

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Todays card is one I made using the fabulous new Stitched Alphabet stamp set…

Alphabet

 

 

I used the letters on my balloons, I stamped and coloured them, cut with a circle die and then coated the circles with glossy accents

The papers are from the bonnets and bowties pad and the little greeting is one of our useful Sentiment Tags

The stamp is Teddy For Mum and I just cut off the balloon

The clouds and balloons are stuck on with PinFlair (or you can use foam pads) to give a bit of dimension

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Hope it’s given you a bit of inspiration for using the new alphabet!

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See you tomorrow

 

 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Mini candy, and we’re in the mood for love ….

 

 

 

Good morning, happy St Valentine’s day everyone!!

Did you get lots of cards from your secret admirers??

I had a card and some flowers waiting for me when I got up. I’m a lucky girl because my Husband does buy me flowers quite regularly which is lovely as I love to have fresh flowers in the house   …they cheer me up!

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Because it’s a special day we’ve got a mini blog candy and I’ve picked a couple of random winners from the comments that were left on Mindy’s card yesterday ….

Sandra H

Elly

 

Well done ladies, email me with your address anne@liliofthevalley.co.uk and I’ll send you each out one of our Romantic Couple stamps

 

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Onto todays gorgeous card, this is by our Moni and she’s used Love Balloon from the Romantic Couples…

 

Love Balloon - Moni

 

 

I love everything about this card   …you can see more details on Moni’s own blog here

 

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There are 6 stamps in the Romantic Couple set;  Love Balloon, Anniversary Surprise, Under The Moonlight, The Charleston, Carriage For Two and Over The Threshold

You can buy all 6 for a special price of £24 and you can find the offer on the website here

 

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That’s it from me today, Lucy has a love theme for today’s Facebook post so head over there and see what cards she has to share

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Enjoy your Valentine's day x

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Armfuls of Daisies …

 

 

Good morning crafters, I hope you’re all well today

Todays card is by our Mindy and she’s used Armfuls Of Daisies from the new stamp release

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Don’t forget that we still have some special offers on to celebrate the new Spring launch;

All 5 new paper pads for £35

The 9 new Spring stamps for £36

The 6 Romantic Couple stamps for £24

15 die cut/mini masterpiece sheets for £10

 

Armfuls Of Daisies - Mindy

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by  …enjoy your day

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013



We were planning to do a big candy giveaway when we got to 3000 blog followers …it would be lovely if we could get it to coincide with our 9th birthday celebrations on March 2nd
We’re nearly there, so when you visit make sure that you are a follower of our blog …and if you’re not then be sure to click the button and join us!

Lucy is storming ahead with her Facebook followers at the moment and she was hoping to get to 5000! It's quite a big ask but if we could manage it by our birthday weekend that would be AMAZING!


Tell all your friends ...and we'll make sure that there are some lovely prizes up for grabs!


 

 
 
 
Scroll down for todays card

Little Pirate …

 

 

 

Good morning bloggers, how are you today?

We haven’t had a boy’s card for a while so this morning I thought I’d share this lovely one by Gretha with you …

 

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Gretha has used our Land Ahoy stamp and the lovely backing papers are from the new Bear Necessities pad

Hope you like it, have a lovely day and I’ll see you tomorrow

 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Guest DT …Love Balloon

 

 

Good morning everyone and I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I know some of you stop by before you go to work for your daily fix of crafty inspiration so I’m sorry for being late today with the post

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It’s time for another card from  our guest designer Becky and she’s used Love Balloon

 

 

Becky 2 Feb - Love Balloon

 

 

 

Here’s a list of what she’s used on the card if you would like to have a go, this image is perfect for your Valentine’s cards and don’t forget that you can still get all of our 6 Romantic Couple stamps for just £24.00 …

Martha Stewart edger punch

Kaisercraft papers

Cosmos daisies, rolled roses, mini pompom trim and beaded berries all from The Ribbon Girl

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Despite having a massive stash of patterned papers I don’t think I have any Kaisercraft ones

I like the colour scheme on Becky’s card, it’s non-traditional for a Valentine’s card but it works really well

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You can see more of Becky’s work on her own blog here

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See you tomorrow x

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Starry Ted …

 

 

Morning all, I hope you’re having a nice weekend so far

Don’t forget that all the comments you leave are put into a draw at the end of the month and the winner gets a £25 voucher so let us know what you think. We love to get your comments and we all enjoy reading them

I have an adorable card to share with you today by our clever Elise

 

 

 

 

She’s used Starry Ted and the papers are from our Promises pad

 

Hope you like it, see you tomorrow!

 

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Fairy With Dove, and some exciting Saturday Workshops…

 

 

Good morning everyone, I can’t believe it’s Saturday again, where are these weeks going?

As you know our Lili of the Valley showroom is open on the first Saturday of every month, we realise that some of you travel quite a long way to visit us so to make your trip a bit more worthwhile we are going to be holding some workshops on those Saturdays

Some are technique based and others are crafting, all the materials are provided and where you finish a project you will be able to take that home with you

Saturday 6th April

Beginner’s stamping  - “Get to grips with how to stamp, what inks to use, what card to use, how to get a crisp image” - £10

Beginner’s colouring - “How to use marker pens to colour in an image” - £10

Saturday 4th May

Party Papercrafting! – using papers and dies to make all kinds of party things from cupcake wrappers and favours to invitations and place names - £15

The Recipe for a perfect box - Making a beautiful Recipe Box from scratch - £15

Saturday 1st June

Light the Flame – create a beautiful wedding candle gift - £20

How to create the perfect card – from creation to completion - creating card-making perfection! - £15

The classes will be taken by our Dawny and to help with numbers you do need to book in advance. The times will be confirmed shortly but if you would like to secure your place then please contact Erica on erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk or telephone 0113 257 8778

We’ve had lots of requests for classes so demand is sure to be high and it’s very exciting for us to be able to bring you them!

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Onto todays lovely card and this was made by our Moni

 

Fairy With Dove - Moni

 

 

Moni has used the Fairy With Dove stamp, papers from our Promises pad and a greeting from Set 30 Vintage Sentiments – Occasions

 

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Enjoy your Saturday x

 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Pots Of Love …





Good morning lovely bloggers and thanks for stopping by
 
We were planning to do a big candy giveaway when we got to 3000 blog followers   …and I was thinking how lovely it would be if we could get it to coincide with our 9th birthday celebrations
 
We’re nearly there, so when you visit make sure that you are a follower of our blog   …and if you’re not then be sure to click the button!


Lucy is storming ahead with her Facebook followers at the moment and she was hoping to get to 5000! It's quite a big ask but if we could manage it by our birthday weekend that would be AMAZING!

Tell all your friends  ...and we'll make sure that there are some lovely prizes up for grabs!





 

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Onto todays card and this one was made by our Fleur
 
 

 
 
 


…she’s used Pots Of Love which also comes with the free sentiment
I think this stamp is sooo cute and I love the muted colours on the card
Fleur has a unique style of her own that is very popular with our customers


 
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Have a good day   …and don’t forget to make sure that you are a follower before you go!

 


 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

James The Bear …and exciting news!

 

Good morning everyone, before todays card(s) I have some exciting news to share about upcoming events at Lili of the Valley

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Firstly  …it’s our Birthday!

Come and help us to celebrate LOTV’s 9th Birthday at our next Open Day on Saturday 2nd March at our showroom in Leeds

Can you believe it’s 9 years since Laila started Lili of the Valley in 2004?!

We will have special offers across all ranges in store, a goody bag, free demonstrations and workshops too.  You will be able to sample a wonderful selection of refreshments, enter our free competition to win a fabulous birthday hamper and be inspired by our Spring displays   …you won’t want to miss all that so why not come along and join the party!

After the success of our Virtual Christmas Party on Facebook, we will once again be inviting everyone around the world to join us for our cyber birthday party too!

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As before the workshops will be bookable in advance as places are limited. If you are interested in attending then please contact our Erica on erica@liliofthevalley.co.uk

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How to create the Perfect Card

1 ½ hours (10.30 – 12 noon)

£15  (all materials provided)

You will take away a finished card

If you would love to know the secrets of how to create beautiful professional looking cards every time, then this is the course for you! We will cover everything from how to select backing papers, matt and layer your card, co-ordinate colours, use a die, add flowers, use an image, where to put a sentiment, what a sketch is and more.  All materials will be provided and you will leave at the end of the class with a beautiful card.

This is for beginners and for anyone who always wishes their cards looked better! 

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Beginner Colouring Class

1 hour (2.00 – 3.00)

£10 (all materials provided)

You will take away a completed coloured image for you to add to a card

This class will teach you how to colour an image including skin, hair and clothes using basic shading and blending techniques. You will leave at the end with  a finished coloured image, a colour suggestions chart and a free booklet as a reminder on how to colour

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Both these workshops will be taken by our Dawny P

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Watch out on here, the website and our Facebook page for more details about the open day as we have them

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Onto todays card  …I know I said that I was done with Christmas but I couldn’t resist showing you these 2 lovely cards that Pops made as our die cut sheets are on special offer at the moment…

Beary Merry Christmas - Pops

 

 

Beary Merry Christmas 3 - Pops

 

 

Pops has used the sheet that features our ever popular James The Bear   …it’s called Beary Merry Christmas

The A4 Die Cut and Mini Masterpiece sheets are great for a quick card or if you don’t like to colour. They are usually £1.00 each but for a limited time you can get 15 sheets for just £10.00

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Phew that was a long post!

Enjoy your day and I’ll see you tomorrow x