Friday, 10 January 2014

A Hearty Hop Hop Hop :)

 

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Time for another Lili of The Valley design team blog hop and today we’re celebrating our first launch of 2014 - yayyyyy - and if you've come here from our lovely Becky's blog then you are in the right place.

There are 10 adorable new stamps in the set featuring the hugely popular James the Bear and some more of our newest cute characters; Jack, Patch and Puss

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 13th January and also, the shop in Leeds is open this Saturday 10am -  4pm and you will also be able to buy them there is you are going along. If you've never been, you really are in for a treat because its chock full of stuff that just makes you want to get crafty.

So you know how it works peeps - you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. As well as being in with a shot of winning the fab prize or prizes on offer, you're bound to get oodles of inspiration while you are on your travels.

Now talking of prizes, as always there's some hidden along the way. We don’t know where they are so do be sure to visit and comment on every blog - you have to be in it to win it me darlins :) 

There are 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away so 2 lucky winners will each get all 10 new designs.
That deserves a woohoo for sure.

We will let you know on Monday morning which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;

Ideas to Inspire
Anne

Becky

Dawny
(that'll be me then!!)
Debbie

Dena

Elise

Fleur

Gretha

Jen

Kathy

Kim

Lou

Mary J

Mindy

So what did I do then?

Well I did .....

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... this. I am so loving this cute bear and this image is James Big Heart.

He's adorable.

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I coloured him in with these Copics -

E30, E31, E34, E35, E39, E580, R02, R17, R27, R59, YG00, YG03,YG95

I thought for a change I would paper piece the heart and the papers are all from the Country Lady paper pad. These papers have a real fabric feel to them which goes really well with this image I think.

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A Magnolia lace die, some heart buttons from my stash and some beautimous Ribbon Girl  25mm Brown/Cream Rustic Gingham Berisford No 25 ribbon.

Lovely :)

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So that's what I did and the next stop on the hop is the fabulous Debbie  and if you get lost you can start again at the beginning and pick the links up from there .

Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Monday morning when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the stamps go on sale

Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!

And if we've inspired you, why not have a go at this month's don't forget that there is the ...

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... and there's a nice easy theme for January because it's

Anything Goes

Click the pic and it will take you straight there.

Have a fab day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

185 comments:

Berina RGA said...

lovely image... and the heart is very beautiful... love the card
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Holly Gwilliams said...

Woohoo! I love your card Dawny. I think this is my favourite image from the new release. Gorgeous paper piercing. Holly x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So sweet! Love the paper pieced heart.

Chris said...

Hi Dawny,
Your card in beautiful and James is so cute, I love the way you have put the backing papers togetber, all the colours co-ordinate perfectly.
Chris X

Maryann Laursen said...

One more gorgeous card here made with such beautiful colors to it. I love the cuteness on these new stamps.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Dawny
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the stamp fabulous paper's and colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lynn Hardy said...

What a great card! I love how you paper pieced the heart - it looks fab!

Denise Goeldner said...

How inspiring this is truely adorable love it to bits hugs xx

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

what an adorable card...love the design and your coloring is just awesome!

Loopylou. said...

morning Dawny!!
awwwwwww this is cute to the max! I adore the way you did the heart,its just a beautiful card all over
huge hugs Lou xxx

NGCARDS said...

This is absolutely stunning! I can't wait for this release to come out! xxx

Blankina said...

I love how you have paperpireced the heart..and ohh how cute are these new stamps,
Hugs Blankina

Anneke. said...

Lovely card, Dawny. The colors are gorgeous! Very nice details.

Anneke xx

Karen Davies said...

What a great card. Love the big heart. Lovely colours. Fab Hugs Karen x

Sarah said...

Such a fab layout and perfect for James and his HUGE heart!

Scatty Kath said...

Soo cute. Great for Anniversaries as well as Valentine's

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, love the image - perfect for valentine's cards.

Tanya said...

Morning Dawny, another beautiful card, such warming colours too! Think this stamp is one of my favourites! Hoppy Friday :-)

rian said...

Ohhh Dawny , this new stamp is my favorite, I love him.
The cards is so sweet.
hugs rian

theCook said...

Love that you paper pieced the heart with the same paper as the background!

Mumfie said...

Fabulous, this is so cute and would be ideal for valentines and anniversaries.
Sharon xx

Judith said...

This image is soooo cute, love your colour scheme.

Marjorie said...

Awh! Dawny this is soooo sweet! what a lovely image for an 'I love you card'... Just in time for Valentines... fabulous!
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Rachael Evans said...

I adore this image - the paper piecing is a stroke of genius. Such a gorgeous card x Rachael x

Susan Lillicrap said...

Great card, love the papers as well
Hugs
Susan

hotpotato said...

goodness can the stamps get any better, this is another real cutie.

amanda stokes said...

I think I might just NEED this stamp, gorgeous card Dawny! :)

craftyb said...

Super cute James - love his pp'd heart!! I'm keeping everything crossed for this one!!xx

Camellia Cards said...

Beautiful papers and absolutely gorgeous card - love the layering and love the image too. Fabulous x

sue :) said...

So cute, just in time for valentine's day. Well done.

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Oh this is fabulous Dawny love love love it

Ali x

Emz said...

Fab card & the image is brilliant just perfect for Valentines xx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Dawny. The image is so sweet and I love the paper pieced heart. The swirly embellishment is lovely.
Hugs Sharon. x

Lenny said...

OMG! Love your card.. It's so cute. and of course I love James <3

Sammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This stamp is now at the top of my "must have" list, and I love the colour and design. x

Sue said...

Awwwwww James is totally ADORABLE! I love his paper pieced heart. The papers and details are wonderful.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the paper piecing and great image :)

Keeley Ainsworth said...

Dawny I just love your card it is sooooo cute!

Hugs Keeley x x x

meine-bastelarena said...

Awww…too cute! Love the heart shaped buttons to match the image. Hugs, bastelarena

sonia said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours and the heart xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is such a lovely card. I really like what you did with the heart!
Rebecca.

jolanda said...

prachtige kaart

Susan Kennedy said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE that you paper pieced the heart!! Love your coloring... and the papers!! Just everything... WONDERFUL!!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Clevercrafter said...

I adore the layers you always have on your cards, Dawny. I love dimensional cards.
Lorraine

Unbreak my heart said...

Beautiful card, love all the different layers

corryskaart said...

hi dawny
wat een geweldige kaart waar de liefde van afstraalt met die geweldige afbeelding!
groetjes van corry

Lesley said...

The only comment I can leave for this is "oh wow".

Carole said...

Beautiful card, superb colouring and that image is so adorable!!

Del said...

Wow, the paper piecing works so well on this card. Those papers are to die for xx

Jessica Blixt Wendin said...

Beautiful card

calleigh said...

wow what a card! I love it! And I think I have another one on my "must have now" list

Jessica Blixt Wendin said...

Beautiful card

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous and such a little cutie he is! Love how you did the heart to match the paper, it is perfect!

HenP Produkties said...

You are my last hop, and I must say, I am going to love those LOTV images.
Your card is also a beauty, beautiful coloured and love the details.
Thnx for inspiring.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Awww so sweet. The paper pieced heart looks so good. I love the whole layout. Debra x

Carolyn Bell said...

As always the LOTV stamps are sooooo cute, love Carolyn x

Midwife Jem said...

Beautiful. Perfect for valentines.

my craft cupboard said...

Wonderful card !! I love the colours and the BIG heart :)

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card. My fave little bear! Hugs, Carol S.xx

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Soo cute and I love the paper piecing!

Jay Jay

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Soo cute and I love the paper piecing!

Jay Jay

Dena said...

Cute idea paper piecing the heart! Love it! This card is simply gorgeous!!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Renae said...

Great card. I really like this new stamp of James the bear. It is perfect for Valentine's out to just say I love you.

Jane said...

He's gorgeous Dawny and the paper piecing on the heart is fab x

Janiel/ janny said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! I love the way you have done the heart with the background paper. It gives the card more depth... hugs, Janiel

rachel said...

such a fabby card Dawny - great layout and love the papers - the image is just perfect too - aw - so cute xx

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

stunning, I just love James he's adorable!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Dawny. A great card for Valentine's Day.
Lesley

Mad Moose said...

So gorgeous and a perfect image for Valentines/anniversary/weddings! love how you've layered it! x

Tamara D said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Dina said...

he is so lovely and such a perfect card

Astrid said...

Soo lovely your card, and a so sweet image. THose stamps always makes me smile.
Hugs Astrid

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Dawny. James looks fabulous and I love his paper pieced heart.
Lorraine x

Sabrina said...

Such an amazing card!! Love all of the layers on your card too!!

Guida Machado said...

Hello Dawn,
I love your card. The detal of the heart with the gorgeous paper of the card is fantastic.
Hugs,
Guida

bastel_fee said...

So sweet. I live bears.

Hugs,
bastel_fee

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous image and a fantastic layout. Love the colours.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Colinda said...

Your card is soo sweet!!
Great for Valentines day!!
Have a beary nice weekend,

Colinda

agapanthus said...

So cute, great colouring and fab little heart buttons!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Adorable James! The papers you have teamed him up with are perfect too Dawny. Love this layout too
Hugs Kelly

Jane said...

James is just adorable and this one is a must have (well all of them)! Thanks for the chance, love Jane x

K. Joy said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the colors and all the different elements. Great idea to paper piece the heart - there is so much you could do with that idea. What a cute image!! Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

This would make a lovely Anniversary or Valentine card especially with the red and the black. I like all the layers to the card and really like the red heart shaped buttons and the ribbon. That bear is so cute!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card. So many beautiful layers and that image is just adorable.

Tanya said...

Awwww, this is too cute Dawny! Love it! Looks like he's holding a big heart-shaped chocolate box since it's patterned with the paper-piecing! Nom nom nom :D

Tanya xx

Elfi said...

This image is sugarsweet. And your card is perfect.
Hugs Elfi

Carla S. said...

This is adorable, Dawny! Love the color combo and details! The image is so sweet!

rosie said...

gorgeous image. love the paper piecing on the heart. great colours. love the layout too x

kanda said...

This is such a really sweet image and a fabulous card xx

kanda said...

This really is such a sweet image and a fabulous card. Love the paper pieced heart xx

Anne Crawford said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pinhead patterned paper it is so sweet.

JayBe said...

Awe, I just think I've found a favourite and then another one pops up - absolutely love your card, Dawny.
Hugz, Jan xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

crafty said...

Who can't but help 'love' this card

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Love your sweet and darling creation Dawny!
Stunning!
hugs
kim xx

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Beautiful card, and its my fav character again James, I am so glad he is back, as he is just to cute.
Love your card, great paper choice as always.
Looking forward to seeing you in Feb on the telly.
Hugs
Kelly xxx

Nikki C said...

This is just so sweet with his big heart :)

Julye said...

wow another gorgeous card from you as always with super colouring but double wow what a super cute image who wouldn't have their heart melt when they receive such a beautiful card thanks for sharing.

Claveh said...

He is gorgeous. I love the style of your card and your colouring is brilliant. Thanks for your ideas. Xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Cute stamp, & love the papers used

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sooooo adorable! I just love James and the paper pieced heart is a sweet touch!

Tricia

Claire said...

This is just adorable - love the image and fabulous layout. Hugs, Claire x

julie23 said...

Love your card, this image is lovely. Julie

Sue Nicholls said...

I love this card Dawny ,love the papers and James is so cute. Sue nicholls

Brenda Lee said...

How sweet! One of my favorite images from this release. The coloring is fabulous! Love the layout, too.

Sue Nicholls said...

Beautiful card Dawny, love the papers and James is so cute.

Tirpuunen said...

Oh, this is simply adorable!

carsondcat said...

Too stinking cute… James with a heart, just perfect. Love the card..

Clay - Scrap - Kreativ .blogspot.de said...

Such a lovely card!
Hugs, Susanne.

Squirrel x said...

Oh he has won my heart. So excited about this release - can't wait to get inky with James. Gorgeous card hunny! Hugs Squirrel xx

Shazza said...

love the colours in this card, such a cute image x

Mindy said...

Love your card. Haven't decided yet "the number one" from the new release - big heart?

Sonja Kreativ said...

Gorgeous card!! What a beautiful design and cute image!
Hugs, Sonja.

Maria :) said...

Dawny i love your card very much!!! you did an awesome job!!!

ednamburgess said...

Love this card from the colors, paper to the darling little bear carrying a heart. Great job. Edna

Vicky said...

Utterly gorgeous as always hun...and I hope you have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

ednamburgess said...

Really love this card from the bright colored papers to the stamp, coloring and cute heart button. Great job. Edna Burgess

Sarah LeCain said...

So CUTE! I love your design layout for the card and then extra glitter that you added to it!

Sonia Wall said...

This card is gorgeous! Just lovely Dawny x

Wendy Jackson said...

So adorable.....x

Kerri said...

great card and love the image!!

Fiona said...

gorgeous card...love it!!

Fi
x

Emily Lauritzen said...

Oh my gosh, this card is gorgeous! Love the colors with the sweet swirls twirling around James!!
<3 Emily L.

Katie Stringer said...

His is soo cute. Love the dps x

Sarah said...

This is stunning Dawny!! I L❤VE James the Bear & this stamp has to be one of my fave of the new release. I love the papers & colours you've used & the paper piecing is perfect.
Sarah xx ��

Melanie Reid said...

Awe he is so sweet, I can see him being used for my Valentines card this year for my hubby. Love your cards as always.

Kim Pritchard said...

Great card, thanks Dawny. I love those papers too. TFS Kim.

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous, love it!
Wendy xx

Susanne said...

What a lovely card. Feels warm and romantic.

Emma Dawson said...

So gorgeous, I love how you've paper pieced the heart, such a cute card.

Emma x

Mary said...

Oh my, that is an adorable card - so beautiful.
Mary

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. Loving these new images.

Deborah A

Louise said...

Hi Dawny, am loving your card. The colours are fab and so pink. James Bear image is adorable.

Pauline Carr said...

This is so adorable Dawny ... I so love what you have done with this cute image
Pauline x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card. Love the stamp and the colours you've chosen.
Sharon x

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love your papers and paper piecing.

Nael said...

Fabulous!
Congratulations!!

Tracy said...

Awesome card, love the colors!

Rea said...

Adorable Valentine image and card.

Vannessa said...

This stamp is just adorable - definitely on my wishlist!

ribenaruby said...

Hi Dawny, gorgeous layout and truly fab colours, James is definately in love. Good luck to all who enter! Ruby x

CelestialStar said...

Lovely Card Lovely Stamps

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet image, perfect for Valentine's Day :)

Pollard Carole said...

Fab card loving these new stamps
Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

Erin Stephenson said...

Lovely card!

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Such a beautiful card! Well designed! I love the LOTV images too (I have a lot of them already but definitely could use more!).

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh such a sweet card! just love the layout. I never would have thought of adding all those buttons along the ribbon. I'll have to remember this because I love it! Gorgeous image and love how you have colored it! I'm a new follower ;)

loulou said...

Totally gorgeous card. Amazing design and layering. I love this cute James peeking out from behind the heart so cute.

Kathy Rogers said...

I just love this one, perfect Valentines day image

Olivia said...

Stunning job. Love the paper pieced heart.

Suzana said...

Very cute card. The image is adorable.

Clair Hughes said...

Yore colouring looks amazing. Love the bear holding the heart.
Clair xxx

Laura said...

LOVE James! I adore this card and the paper pieced heart is fantastic. I love that you added the shock of black gingham ribbon to really make everything pop.

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

super adorable stamp...I really love the feel of this card..awesome job!!!

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wonderful Card, so sweet.

Hugs
Heike

Laila B. said...

Wow...lovely image, love all the layers and your coloring is precious. Congrats!!!

Kat said...

Gorgeous, James is just adorable.

Kat x

Helen J said...

Love this card, the colouring is superb!

Muhriel said...

Lovely idea to paper-piece the heart! Love the card with all it's layers!
Regards, Britta

Christy Beans said...

Fab card and I like seeing the paper-piecing for the heart vs coloring - love how it all ties together. This release is SO cute! =)

Crafteezee said...

Oh my he is adorable, gorgeous card.
Hugs Tracy x

Grandma Bonnie said...

Aww, i still have tears in my eyes reading about your relationship w/your granddaughter. I've taken care of all 4 of my grandkids since they were 3-5months old. They bring super joy..and maybe i can still hold out for my youngest that doesn't want any children as well.
Your card is precious..and that has probably been repeated over 150 times now in different ways. I am pinning your card to my board! Thanks for sharing your card and your precious granddaughter!

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so darn cute.Love this image.Hugs Debbie x

Judith said...

Aw this is gorgeous - a lovely image for valentines
, hugs Judith x

Kit said...

Adorable James the bear card. I love it.

Saintly Lisa said...

Its gorgeous Dawny x loving the sneaky peaks x

Saintly Lisa said...

Loving the sneaky peaks, the new stamps are gorgeous x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card. Love the red kraft combo. Such a cute stamp

Maggie said...

Fabulous card love the colour theme and this image would be so useful for so many occasions too.
Love the photos of your Granddaughter she is gorgeous It's great to be a grandparent :)

MaggieH

Kat W said...

I love all this new release but this cute James bear just went to the top of my wish list! I love the DP and colours you chose for this card and the paper pieced heart is gorgeous :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Carmen M. said...

So incredibly cute... Love the paper piecing you did on the heart.

Marie-Anne said...

What an adorable card. I saved the image and the copic colors you've used for inspiration, because I love the way you've colored James.

Marie-Anne

Reginella T said...

What a lovely card and cute stamp!
Reginella

Reginella T said...

What a lovely card and cute stamp!
Reginella

Annette said...

When I saw this image I knew I needed it as it was James (and he's my favourite Lili character) but I was wondering how I could colour that huge heart. Now I've seen your card, WHY OH WHY didn't I think I could just paper piece it? D'uh!! Love your card hun, and he's definitely on my list for tomorrow now. It's gonna be an expensive day!
Hugs
Annette
xx

Gail Townsend said...

What a super sweet image, lovely card. Gail

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovelly image for a valentine card.
Gr Elly

Julie Kitchener said...

Stunning card Dawny, love it

Patty said...

Wow!! What a beautiful card!! That image is just precious & I love the colors you used and the layout of your card!!

crafty lil mouse said...

lovely cards and such a cute image

Deborah Adams said...

I like the Valentine image. What a big heart this little guy has. :D Really liking the new images.
Deborah

Arty said...

James is so cute peeking behind the heart. I love the paper piecing idea.

samantha wade said...

hi, what a lovely bear, love the colours and textures, great card.x

Debs said...

What a stunner Dawny - love the rich colours and gorgeous LO. James is uber adorable.
Thanks for a fab blog hop.
Debs xx

maria preston said...

Such a lovely card, my favorite papers and my favourite bear
Mariaxxx