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Monday, 10 June 2013

Join the Lili of the Valley design team - moi?

Yes, I have some fab news - I've been invited to join the Lili of the Valley design team - woo hoo!  I love their sweet, sweet stamps but haven't really used them much as I have so much else to play with.  But when I was asked to make some samples with my CAS style I enjoyed playing with them so much that I was happy to then be invited to join the very talented team!
 
Today is my debut and we are also holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous Pretty Vintage stamps.  Vintage, you say - but I thought I had joined for my CAS style!  Well actually I think I managed to keep to my style and still loved playing with them!  There are 26 new sets and they will be available to buy on the website from midnight (12am) on Wednesday 12th June (UK time) 

The prize is a full set of the Pretty Vintage stamps...
That’s 26 A5 sheets, one each of all the new designs, and it’s worth a massive £325
 
Pretty impressive, huh?!  So, for a chance to win this fabulous prize you need to visit everyone on the hop and leave a comment along the way.
 
 I really did enjoy playing with the stamps, so much so that I not only made one card, but three!  And I have more half made that I'll be able to share with you over the coming weeks!  So you may want to get a cuppa while I show you my makes!  So without further waffle, here is my first make....
 
I am really pleased with how this one turned out.  I used the butterfly and leaf stamp from Grunge Elements, a sentiment from the Pretty Grungy Good Times set and the papers are the LOTV Petal Fresh collection. I used a selection of Versamagic inks to give a softer look and added a bit of texture for interest.
 
For my second card I used a stamp from the Vintage Background Script set (using Versafine Smokey Grey ink), the leaf and corner stamp from the Grunge Swirls set, the butterflies and postage stamp from the Grunge Elements and a sentiment from the Quotables Go For It set.

My last card is probably to more natural CAS style.  I simply used the True Love sentiment from the Statements Congratulations set against some grungy floral, gingham paper and topped on foam pads for depth.
 
I hope you like my first makes for LOTV!  You should have come from sweet Lou and you now need to hop off to the lovely Mindy.  If you need to start from the beginning or get lost along the way, go to the LOTV blog Ideas to InspireDon’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of this fantastic prize
 
 

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rian said...

welkom Mary , ik vindt deze kaart al erg mooi, mooie kleuren, daardoor spreekt hij
groetjes rian

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous collection of cards!

Pauline said...

lovely selection. Lots of ideas

Karin Åkesdotter said...

That is wonderful news - you will be perfect for them!
These are GREAT cards!!! Hugs!

Ulrika said...

Lovely cards! Love the colors!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Congratulations Mary J your work is beautiful xx

eva said...

congrats mary!!

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely cards, all so different, Kate x

Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous, congratulations on being the new member of the team. Loving your work, truely inspiring. Jane x

Sara said...

Firstly congrats on joining the fab LOTV DT, your cards are amazing, love the fresh colours in the first one, the little tag is lovely, the second one is very striking with the combo of colours and I love the simple but elegant style of the third one, hugs Sara xxx

Squirrel x said...

Congratulations hunny. Sxx

Sabrina Serra said...

Wonderful!!!
Sabri e Ile

Christine Harrop said...

Congratulations! Your cards are fabulous. Christine

Loopylou. said...

Hiyah Mary!
ooooh all your makes are fabulous and huge congrats for you DT place too, so exciting.
hugs Lou xxx

Christine L said...

All are fabulous Mary... and congrats on your DT position!

Hugs
Christine x

Sonia Wall said...

Welcome Mary, these are all lovely. Very pretty x

Sue Butler said...

Mary, Mary, Mary
How absolutely delightful these cards are, it is a pleasant change to view something of another genre from you and my can you produce!!!!
You always make my jaw drop with your creations,even though I am not into cute, I still appreciate the exquisite cards you create, but these are right up my alley, and I just love all of them, wonderful wonderful work... and congrats to.
Smiles:)
Sue

Craftychris said...

Welcome to the DT! Your cards are all gorgeous! All so different and all brilliant! xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary J
Congrats your cards are stunning.... Love all LOTV images....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Congratulations! I love Lili's stamps and am eagerly waiting for this release. Can't wait to see more of your Lili cards, these are stunning.

Chris said...

Hi Mary J,
Firstly Congratulations on joining the DT. All your creations are stunning, I look forward to seeing your future designs, well done.
Love Chris X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Huge congrats and well done for making three very different cards

Sue - bearhouse said...

BIG congrats to you Mary J, I am so pleased that you are joining the LOTV team. You know how much I love your style of card making.
Your cards are stunning, the designs and colours are so beautiful.
Sue xx

Sandra said...

Congratulations on your new DT position Mary....and gorgeous makes for the Hop....love your use of these new stamps.

San x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fantastic creations Mary j. Welcome to LOTV team too.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work
Hugs Kelly

kathleen said...

Beautiful cards.

jessica said...

Hello Mary,
Congrats!!! Your card is beautiful,with amazing colors!!!
With love,Jessica

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful collection of cards Mary fabulous colour's and love the different styles and congratulations on your DT position
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Ann Lomax said...

three stunning cards.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous selection of cards

Emz said...

Love your cards & well done on joining the LOTV DT x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful cards. Beautiful color also, the first.

Hugs, Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

Maria Therese said...

Congrats sweetie!!

DesignerDiva said...

Huge congrats Mary and well deserved in my booK!
Love all 3
Hugs Laurie xx

Muhriel said...

If I had to make a choice, I'd pick the second of your new creations, but also the other two are really nice!
Oh, and welcome "onboard", Mary!
Regards, Britta

Sally said...

Well big Congratulations are in order Mary J so happy for you and can't wait to see a different style at LOTV.
Love all 3 cards.
Hugs Sally xxx

Anneke. said...

Congrats, Mary
These are GREAT cards.
Hugs Anneke.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful cards,loved the big sentiments and colors used

Maryann Laursen said...

CONGRATS on your new spot on the DT here. We´ll look forward to see a lot more of your lovely work here now. Your cards today are all really beautiful and sooo well made.

NGCARDS said...

An abolutely gorgeous card, I love these new stamps! xxx

Hellen said...

such fab designs - can't pick a favourite love them all!

Anonymous said...

beautiful colours tx

Blueangel said...

All three cards are brilliant but the middle one is my favourite!

Debbie L said...

Congratulations on your new DT post Mary J. Loving your selection of cards using these new stamps, it's obvious how much you enjoyed playing with them ;) Can't wait to see your half mades completed in your upcoming posts.

Nathalie Rita said...

Welkom bij Lili of the valley :) supper mooie kaarten. en hele leuke stempels van lili he
groetjes Nathalie

Izzy said...

Hi Mary, love all ur cards they're just stunning :-)

sonia said...

Welcome Mary J. Am totally loving your cards xx

fabiola jaques said...

oH! e qu'elle est chou!! j'adore, biz

Stamps and Paper said...

3 fabulous cards Mary and totally different..you have done an amazing job with both colours and design

Anne

lis-m said...

fabulous creation honey.. and a huge congrats .. richly deserved
hugs xx

Claire H said...

These are stunning Mary! Congrats on getting into the team, I'm looking forward to seeing your creations! I can't wait to get the new stamps - so looking forward to using them!
Claire xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Mary J
Gorgeous cards :)

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, love the versatility of the new stamps.

Nicolchen said...

your creations are all simply wonderful :0)))

Hugs Nicole

Rosietoes said...

Congratulations on your DT place with LOTV Mary. Love your cards - beautiful selection. x

Jillee said...

The totally different cards but all three total fantabulous! Love the play with all the textures that just fo so well with those gorgeous stamps!

Yvi said...

wow, your work is stunning! a real inspiration :)

Brigitte said...

So beautiful!!!! Both cards scream of spring, such soft colours with awesome accents! Hugs, brigitte

Merry said...

Wonderful creations, congrats on the DT position.

Pauline said...

Congratulations Mary! Well deserved.
Love your cards - my favourite is the first one.

Hanneke said...

Wow Mary, congrats on becoming a DT member! I love what you did with these great stamps, your cards are always gorgeous and I love your style. Hugs, Hanneke

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your DT place at LOTV Mary, so pleased for you... love all 3 creations, gorgeous work as always.
Wendy xx

Emma Sheppard said...

Hello Mary, Your cards are absolutely gorgeous and I am looking forward to following your creations! Love Emma xxx

Gaynor said...

Congratulations my lovely, what an asset to have you on the Dt, love your cards so I'm very excited to see what you come up with x x Love your three creations x Gaynor x

Heather Kate said...

Congrats on joining the design team!
Your cards are lovely!

Emma Dawson said...

Your cards are all beautiful and congratulations!

Emma x

Lotta said...

I love all three cards. So simple and so very nice

Rachel said...

Wonderful projects. All very different, and all very pretty.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats on the new team. I love seeing your creations and now I'll get an extra chance.

victoria bougen said...

This is a great combination of 3 totally different cards,styles and colourings absolutely love them. Totally imperational for us beginners

Lynn Hardy said...

Welcome to the LOTV Design Team Mary! Your three cards are lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing your other artwork in future too.

Elizabeth S said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for the opportunity to win the new stamps

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness 72 lovely comments so well deserved, congrats,not surprising though, your work is TOP NOTCH, Look at the cards you made, not a bit of coloring and you still made some gorgeous card, your talent is endless, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

Za ovinkom said...

WOW! This is so precious! A Sweet work of art.

Jasmina

theCook said...

I am a huge fan of LOTV, I'm so happy you're been invited to be part of their team... Great cards, can't wait to see the rest you'll come up with!

Ileana Artuffo said...

Very very wonderful cards!
Ileana

Dragonlady said...

Congratulations on your new DT position. Gorgeous inspiration.
Hugs Ali x

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Wow Mary J! All three of these are just gorgeous and I fully understand how easy it would be to make 3 creations. :D I think the tag is my favorite, but wow...I really love all of them.

Tina Le Brun said...

Love your cards. Welcome to the LOTV team.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What beautiful cards! Love them all!

Carolyn L. said...

Your cards are definitely inspiring!

Jennifer Antill said...

Welcome to the LOTV design team! Your cards are beautiful I look forward to seeing more! Jenfie x

Hazel said...

Hi Mary

First of all - CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT spot with LOTV - your work is just lovely and you will love every minute of it working with the wonderful LOTV girls and their DT team mates.

Wow - such stunning cards - I love the new range they are just about to release - amazing as always.

Thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize.

Have a great week.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Congrats! Nice cards - I especially like the black/red one.

Ciska said...

Congrats Mary, LOTV really is a fantastic brand and these new stamps really work well with your style! Looking forward to seeing more of your vintage makes :)

Jill Norwood said...

Lovely cards Mary! Congratulations!

Dawn Louise said...

Congratulations on a super team. love all three cards, each different yet equally stunning and showcases the stamps brilliantly, thank you for the inspiration too x

Alison Scott said...

Congratulations on your Design Team spot. Love your style and think you will be a great addition to the team.
Love the cards you have made.

rachel said...

wow wow wow - these are all so amazing - love them all xx

Carla S. said...

Congratulations on your new DT spot, Mary! These are all gorgeous cards! Wonderful designs!

Betty Boop said...

I love the colour combination, its so fresh and sweet.

Del said...

Wow Mary, you certainly know how to make an entrance, not just one make but 3! and everone sooo different but all equally as beautiful Good luck with your new DT position, I'm sure you're going to have a blast with all the other LOTV Girlies xx

Mojca said...

Simply beautiful. Hugs! Mojca

hauiline said...

Hi Mary,

I love how you used the new stamps, beautiful creations!

Hugs
Anja

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Knock out makes Mary! Congratulations on being part of the team, lucky girlie!! Love each of your creations hun, they're all so pretty and so different! Talented lady!! Hugs, Wends x

Anne said...

I love this card. My sort of colours and design. Anne x

Véro said...

Welcome Mary and congratulations!

Penny said...

All of them are beautiful, congrats on your new DT spot :)


Penny

Carol S. said...

Hi Mary J, Love your first collection. All of them are gorgeous, pretty colours and great design. Looking forward to seeing more. Hugs, Carol S.xx

carsondcat said...

Congrats on joining the design team, awesome job.

=^-^=

hotpotato said...

what lovely cards you have made.

Rachel Parys said...

These are both so soft and pretty!! I love all of the layers on the first card! Awesome work!

Samantha said...

Such wonderful cards! Looking forward to following your blog now!

ionabunny said...

Congrats on joining the LOTV team. Great makes. Love the tag.

Marcy said...

These cards are all beautiful! Congrats on your new DT Mary J! I know whoever gets you on their team is so lucky because you are such a talented designer. Your projects are always so inspiring! Great job!!!

Theresa said...

Wow! Three great-looking cards!

manuela said...

The Stamps are sooooo beautiful !!!!

CraftingMum said...

Lovely cards Mary, you live in the best county! I live there too! X

Craftilicious said...

Congrats :-)

I don't know how you find the time for all your DT work! Have you found the secret to crafing in your sleep lol?

perfect blend of cas and vintage on these ones.

Tara
x

Patty said...

OMG..these are all pretty cards!! You have shown the great versatility of these vintages stamps!!

Marleen said...

Leuk achtergrondpapier, ik gebruik het ook graag ! Heel leuke kaart !

Clare Jones said...

Welcome to the LOTV family

Would love to win the stamps - can't wait to see the full collection
Fingers crossed I might be the lucky one as I could give them such a good home ....
Hugs
Clare xx

Carole said...

All different and lovely in their own right. Brilliant.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous cards, Mary! I love the second one.

Ingrid said...

Welcome Mary..!! Love the cards you have made!! Very soft colors ..


Hugs

Ingrid

Sabrina said...

Such beautiful cards and I just love the sentiments!!

Jane said...

Welcome Mary J, LOTV are my fave stamps...great to see you on the DT.YOur first makes are great, love the postcard ;0) x

Maria :) said...

all 3 such wonderful creations, but my favorite is the first one...love the blue colorscheme and just can´t resist butterflies....welcome to the LOTV DesignTeam Mary...you deserve to be there

Lena said...

Wonderful card. I love it.
Lena

CraftinGranny said...

Congratulations on your new DT position. Wonderful creations for your first DT post. These are truly beautiful with versatile styles. Looking forward to more of your amazing designs. "Hugs" Carol

Louise said...

Hi Mary J, first of all congratulations on joining the LOTV design team. You've certainly done yourself proud on your first outing. I love all 3 of your makes but if I had to choose a favourite it would be the middle one as I really like that sentiment.

Lotte said...

First of all: Welcome to LOTV! I wish you a lot of happy crafting hours and I can't wait to see all your cards. I love to see your three makes! They are fabulous. I've looked at your other cards here on you blog as well. You have an own unique style. Thank you for sharing your inspiration! Hugs Lotte

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oh my, Mary J, not just one but three beautiful creations! I love love love them all!
HUgs
Dawn xx

Debra Miller said...

All 3 are fantastic - Congrats on the new DT too! Hugs Deb

Anke said...

I Love the new stamps. Great cards.
hugs Anke

Renae said...

Beautiful cards. I forward to seeing more ideas from you.

ang said...

beautiful cards look forward to seeing the rest of your cards and the delicious stamps angxx

heidy said...

fabulous collection of cards MaryJ and congratulations on your new DT position!!
XXX Heidy

Gramadonnie said...

These cards are lovely. All three of them. What creativity.

Marjorie said...

MaryJ.. what fabulous cards!! They are all just so beautiful..lots of inspiration, can't wait to have a try at something different:).. Very Beautiful!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Debbie said...

Congratulatins dearie.I bet you're over the moon.Beautiful cards, I can tell you were totally inspired by these fantastic stamps.Stylish makes.Hugs Debbie x

Gro said...

Love all your cards!
Hugs

Janet Wilson said...

3 really great card ideas

Marlies said...

Congratulations with your new DT job.
Your have a lovely style of card making. I love all three of your cards. Very stylish! hugs, Marlies

Shazza said...

these are great, the second is my fave x

Neets B said...

These are fantastic. I love the soft feel of the first card, with the hydrangea background, so pretty. And the sentiments are all fabulous. Massive congratulations on your new role :)

Aartje said...

Love them all, but the second is my favorite. Love the lay out and the colors.
Hugs Aartje

Guida Machado said...

Congrats for the DT invitation.
I love all your cards.

Uzma Butt said...

Beautiful creativity ..I am blown away by your talent!!,

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on your new DT post. Your cards are gorgeous, you will be a fabulous asset to LOTV.
Lorraine x

Wishcraft said...

A beautiful selection of cards Mary, love all of the new stamps! Huge congrats on your new DT post :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Andrea said...

Congratulations ! Looking forward to seeing more of your work x

Annette said...

Wow, congrats honey, this would be my dream DT role. Sooo jealous!! LOL
Fab first cards for the team too, and I look forward to seeing many more.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Mama Eagle said...

I love all three cards and am really going to enjoy seeing more. I love your style!

Dina said...

wauh perfect

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Lovely makes Mary J and particularly like all the elements on the first one. It's simply beautiful x

Gertine Visser said...

Wauw, echt mooi...

naomimade@comcast.net said...

lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Jimilyn Butt said...

Beautiful selection of inspiring ideas. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

butlersabroad said...

Conrats Mary, it's so nice to see different styles on the LOTV blog, I really like the CAS card you and Jen make. These are all beautiful, the first one is so pretty.

Hugs
Brenda

Sharon said...

Welcome to the DT Mary, your cards are stunning. All of your vintage cards are stunning but my favourite must be the first one. I love these papers.
Hugs Sharon x

Katie Stringer said...

Amazing work Mary x

Judith said...

Congratulations! Stunning work. Can't wait to see more.

Ea Christiansen said...

Really love the middle one, but they are all great.
Hugz
Ea

Jeannette said...

Love your style of cardmaking. Good luck in your 'new' job!

Kathleen said...

Well done Mary, I hope your blood pressure can handle all this fame lol.
Great use of the images and I do like the large ones.

Kath x

Marie-Anne said...

These are beauties, the first one you showed is my favorite one.

Marie-Anne

Jay Gee said...

Wow Mary congrats on joining the Lili of the Valley DT, that is fab news :) Great cards too.

Dot said...

First congrats to you joining this beautiful team.
I love all your projects for this blog hop and cant wait to see more of your creations,
hugs Dorte

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, your Card is amazing, love the colors and all the beautiful Details.

Hugs Heike

JoanneO said...

Great trio of cards! Love the stamps!

Patsy said...

I love the words - the quotes are great, and I would love to use them in my designs. My fav is your second one, although I also really like the first one. Tough choice!

Ffion Jones said...

Well done on joining LOTV
Would love to win the stamps as I spend most of my pocket money on crafting & love LOTV stamps

Hugs Ffion aged 12

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Super cards Mary would love to win all these

Kat said...

Gorgeous makes Mary. I think the second one is my favourite.

Kat x

Lisa E said...

Congratulations on joining the design team Mary, you must be thrilled1 Beautiful cards, i'm looking forward to seeing your creations for LOTV x

~ Kathy said...

Wonderful variety of designs! You've shown the wide range of uses for the set! Love the textures of your first card, and the stamp layering in the second!

xxcalamityxx said...

All your cards are stunning, congrats xhugsx Nikki

Jude said...

Fabulous cards Mary. Congrats on joining the LOTV Design team.

Hugs
Judex

artjunkie2 said...

Fabulous cards!! Loving the new stamp collections!!

Tanya said...

Congrats on the dt post Mary - by the looks of these cards you definitely deserve it - superbly talented :) I love all your colour combos, the first one is so fresh! And the beautiful colours and quote on the second are just perfect, and the third is so simple but elegant :)

Tanya xx

Kara Lynne said...

Love all three and all so different! You've got an eye for design, can't wait to see more.

Anita said...

They're all beautiful Mary J. Congratulations on your new DT - they are so very lucky to have you!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards, I can see why you were asked to join the team. Congratulations.

Candida said...

Welcome, Mary! Your cards have such a delicacy and sweetness that I really enjoy.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Super super congrats on joining DT!
You soooooo rocked this hop! Love em all (-:

Elise said...

Woot woot Mary!!! :) So happy that you are with us on LOTV! :) And your cards for this hop is just sooooo BEAUTIFUL! Love each and every one of them .. all so GORGEOUS .. yet each one different and unique! Absolutely STUNNING! I've enjoyed this hop with you lovely ladies!

Sending Big Hugs,
Elise

Inky Angel said...

Oh I am so happy for you Mary J, big congrats to your new LOTV DT spot. I wasn't able to comment earlier today, and now I have to scroll down this far :^). Your work is certainly amazing and we are all your big fans.
Hugs,
Katie

Holly Gwilliams said...

Congrats on making the DT! Both of your cards are soooooooo pretty. Holly x

Anda said...

Gorgeous - and well done on your new DT position!

Nicky Chamallow said...

Magnifique collection de cartes,j'aime ces grands sentiments et les beaux papillons ! hâte de découvrir ces nouveaux tampons

KraftyKim said...

All the cards are lovely Mary J. Good luck on LOTV team!

Susie Sugar said...

Congrats Mary ....all your cards are totally amazing ....no wonder they wanted you on the DT
Well done
Big hugs Susie xx

crafty said...

All your cards are so lovely

Carol D said...

Pretty cards. Love the gingham . X

ellyscard creatief said...

Hello Mary. Lovely cards, nr 1 is my favorit. Love those colors.
Gr Elly

my craft cupboard said...

All of your cards are lovely. I love the colours in the first one :)

Wendy L said...

Love them all but 1st is my fave, so pretty, xxx

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous Mary, love love the new stamps, perfect. Debbiex

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous stamps and great cards Love and Happy crafting Carole x

coops said...

all so gorgeous mary.fabulous stamps and your designs are beautiful.Huge congrats on your new DT too :D

xx coops xx

Camellia Cards said...

Hi Mary J, they are all lovely, can't choose a favourite. Love the second one's sentiment but love the colours and the circle tag on the first one. Hugs Clare xx

Hermien said...

clean and simple, beautiful

Hermien

mgq said...

beautiful cards.

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful creations Mary, you deserve to be on the DT!!

mgq said...

lovely cards

Mirre said...

Congrats to the DT post.
Really beautiful cards!!
xx

Amanda R said...

Lovely cards Mary and they are soooo lucky to have you! Congrats! Amazing how far we have come huh?

Kitty said...

Well done Mary for getting on the LOTV team!! Adore all your cards and these ones are just beautiful as always xx

Mary-Anne V said...

congrats on joining the team. love your creations esp the first with the burlap.

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