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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Snowman buddy

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is going well - the weather has been pretty erratic here in the South East of England but it's still warm and the sun is peeking out quite a lot - bliss!
So today, the Lili of the Valley design team are having a blog hop to celebrate the launch of the new Christmas products - and you're going to love them because I know I do!  As you can imagine, they are super sweet with a mix of 22 cute character stamps; new vintage boys & girls, snowmen, penguins and angels.
The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight on Friday August 1st (UK time) along with new Christmas paper pads and some useful clear stamp sets (Christmas sentiments, carols and mini images and also some everyday recipes).

But onto the hop!  Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment along the way.  And if you're lucky, you may win a prize!  We will let you know tomorrow evening who the winners are!  So the prizes are:
1st prize is the 12 angels, penguins and snowmen
2nd prize is the 10 vintage children
So you should have got here from the lovely Lou and you now need to hop off to marvellous Mindy.  Or if you want to start from the beginning, go to the Ideas to Inspire blog.
And here is my card using My Snowman Friend, sentiment from the Christmas Wishes set and papers from the T'was the Night 8x8 pad...

 Adorable image, huh?!  I coloured it in with my Prismacolor pencils and I used a Martha Stewart holly and berries punch.  Another punch that I've never used before but have owned for years!  I really must make a concerted effort to use at least one item a week that I've never used before!
I hope you enjoy the hop!  You can get all the deets on the Ideas to Inspire blog and don't forget to check back there tomorrow evening to find out if you're a winner!

153 comments:

Loopylou. said...

oh Mary thats just fabulous, love that holly paper too! I so want to get my head into doing rectangle cards but I seem to be stuck in square!!!
hugs Lou xx

Holly Gwilliams said...

Great card Mary J. Sweet image. Holly d

rian said...

ohhh Mary it is a very nice card, and the new stamps are zo cute i love it.
hugs rian

Sarah said...

Wow, I love this, it's so fresh and such an adorable stamp!!

cebelica said...

Oh yes, this image really is adorable. And it stands out beautifully from the rest of your card. Fab work! Hugs! xx

Candy said...

How cute!!! This little guy is certainly in his element :o)
Love your colouring and your paper also.
Hugs, Candy

riliska said...

Mary your card is lovely!!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Mary what a cute little fella! Fabulous card and your unused holly punch looks fab!! Susan xx

Debs said...

Love it!!! Super sweet image - think this is one of my favs (so far).
Love the CAS design - perfect!!
Debs xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Mary, and lovely colours used.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Super-duper cuteness!!! Love the darling image which you coloured so beautifully.

Carolyn Bell said...

Absolutely stunning sample, as always from LOTV, love Carolyn x

theCook said...

This is so cute! Love your ability to use LOTV's "vintage" stamps and turn them into something so modern...

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute, that image is adorable. Am amazed you haven't used your holly punch, I use my Woodware one loads. Use it more, it sets it off perfectly.

die waldfee said...

This image is so cool,love it!Your coloring is gorgeous.The colors you choose are so beautiful,great,
hugs die waldfee

Lia said...

The boy really can be proud of his new buddy!
I love the image and the card you've made with it!
Lia xx

Marjorie said...

I think this is one of my favourite stamps so far, I just love the way this little chap stands, he looks as he's having a good old natter to that very smart snowman lol!! fabulous colouring as always Mary:).. gorgeous papers and I really need these new sentiments lol!!
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Lovely card, so cheerful and bright. Love how you created this scene. Thank you for an inspiration!
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Lovely card, so cheerful and bright. Love how you created this scene. Thank you for an inspiration!
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Jane Savage said...

Just stunning and so inspiring as always, Mary! That is my fave of the images that I have seen so far and I love, love, love that sweet snowman! Great papers and layout too! xx

Chris said...

Hi Mary J,
Great card, love the way you have coloured this cute image, love the way the little boy looks so casual leaning on the snowman.
Chris xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh Mary j I love that image and those papers are just yummy,
Hugs Kelly

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous card! This image is so cute and looks great with the beautiful paper.
Rebecca.

NGCARDS said...

Mary this is a gorgeous card, I have to admit this stamp is my favourite from the new release that I have seen so far, it works so well with the paper you have used and the card would be great for both adults and children, lovely :) xxx

Susan Lillicrap said...

I think this is my favourite stamp so far

Diane said...

What a super fresh card Mary !!

hugs Diane xx

Emz said...

Fab card love the little guy & his snowman xx

calleigh said...

I like it. Its so happy!

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous card love this stamp he's just fab great design love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

littlebee said...

Lovely image coloured brilliantly, my images don't look like that. Sue x

Davinia said...

totally adorable! such a cute image and your DP's are gorgeous! love and hugs Davinia xx

crafty said...

Stunning card and lovely image

Midwife Jem said...

These papers are lovely. The card is gorgeous.

Sammy said...

So, so cute Mary! I love the fab cheery colours, and the rounded corners at the bottom are a great touch! Love this! x

Maria :) said...

Very sweet Mary J

CraftyNatalie said...

So cute, love this card

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image, fabulous colouring and beautiful paper too.
Sue xx

Lucy Woods said...

Wow this is fab! The image really pops and comes to life with those gorgeous papers behind! Love the added holly too!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Mary love the image fabulous paper's and design
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous card, gorgeous image. Marlene

Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous, just adorable.
I can safely say this has just got to be the best release ever! Off hopping, Jane x

TinaS said...

Wonderful colors and beautiful colored image! Thank you so much for your inspiration!
Greetings from Germany,
Tina

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally gorgeous! That's some amazing fussy cutting you've achieved! Jo x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Beautiful card Mary J, love everything about it.
Lesley

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Mary J. I love the new stamp and pretty papers, fab design too.
Lorraine x

Nick Wall said...

Another fab snowman card! This little chap looks well chuffed with his new friend! A lovely, bright Christmas card.

Annette said...

Gorgeous card Mary J. I love your colouring and papers. The simple design is just perfect.(ps just saw your card from yesterday too - the fox one - it made me giggle!!)
Hugs
Annette
xx

Del said...

Love the DP you've used and what a fabulous Christmas stamp, coloured so perfectly. xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary J
Fabulous card... Love the new image..... Beautifully coloured....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Donna Mosley said...

Very cute card Mary, love the adorable image and the papers are gorgeous too.

Donna x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Beautiful image and papers.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

These paper pads are going to have to be a must in my stash. Love the card.
Lorraine

Nanda said...

Great card with a lovely image.

Larisa said...

Mary J, another beautiful work!

ionabunny said...

I say, I say, I say... what did the little boy say to the snowman? Ear, you could grow carrots in there.

Sorry. I don't know but it looked like they were maybe sharing a good joke. Not that the one above is! Love those happy modern papers. A beautiful card

Carole said...

Fabulous card, I like the different shape and the freshness of it. Super cute image too...just hope he doesn't lean too hard on that snowman!

scrAPpamondo said...

Very nice card!!
I have seen the great blog hop giveaways!! I love the new collection and cross my fingers!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Such an adorable new stamp! Beautiful colouring and I love the paper you used!

Christine L said...

Love this Mary... another perfect design... love the little snow mound you've put behind them too... makes it more realistic I think. I think I'll be queueing up for these new stamps as I always do...... though I haven't used many of my last buy yet! LOL!

Big hugs
Christine x

loulou said...

Fantastic card. I really like the effect you have created by popping up the fussy cut image on the patterned paper. Great colouring of this super cute new image. Love those papers too.

JOKE said...

Oh what a nice card!!!
Liefs Joke

fame01 said...

Hi Mary
Oh what a fresh looking Christmas card I love the colours so very cute, hugs Sarah xx

~ Kathy said...

Love how you've popped up the image and used bright colors! Love the layout with it's clean lines too!

Fern Dunsmore said...

What an amazing card, I am totally in love with that backing paper. Gorgeous image and love the little details you have added. Fern x

Melanie Reid said...

So cute and cheeky, love it.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous Card Mary. Loving the new images and this one is so cute and beautifully coloured.

Deborah A

butlersabroad said...

Amazing what we all have hidden away in our stashes that we've never used Mary! I'd hate to admit what's in mine, lol. Love the sweet image and the CAS lo, it's refreshing to see.

Hugs
Brenda B

Bunny said...

Cute image. Lovely colors. Did you fussy cut this out? If so, you're my hero.

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh... cute just got cuter! Such a sweet image with the boy leaning on his snow buddy and your colouring is wonderful. Fab papers too.

lorilee said...

Just love these Vintage boys stamps. Your card is beautiful Mary J, love the new papers and sentiment stamps too.

Mariska said...

Love your fresh cute card Mary. That paper is high on my wish list and that image is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Mariska

Anne Crawford said...

Super cute little boy and snowman image , gorgeous card!

Julye Bott said...

More my style Mary always love the clean and fresh feel of your cards you can almost feel the chill from this cute wee chap and the snowman friend he's built thanks for sharing.

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely bright card. Great image.

Rachel Parys said...

Super cute, and super smart to get a jump on those pesky Xmas cards! lol! Great work!

Newtoga said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Lovely card Mary J. Such a cute image and fab papers too xxx

Sol said...

Cute.. he is so proud over his snowman!! Maybe there is a few girls looking!! :) Great image.. FAB coloring.. Great shine in his clothes..

Jane said...

Lovely colours Mary J and the papers look fab x

Renae said...

I love this card. The image is adorable and I love the papers used and the layout!!!!

Iris said...

Super cute card - love the little boy and the snowman.
isoscia at aol dot com

Holly Hughes said...

What a bright and cheerful card! Who wouldn't love to get this for Christmas?? It is beautiful! Love the holly paper you used is so cute and that image is darling! THANKS so much for sharing. :)

Janet Wilson said...

Super card, super snowman

Cathy Moulis said...

Lovely sample, looking forward to the release.

Karen Davies said...

oh how cute are all these images. How do you choose ??? Not easy. Lovely card. xx

Lynn Hardy said...

Such a sweet card and the new papers are fabulous too!

Christine Kiehl said...

I love how you fussy cut the image to make it POP! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us hoppers!

Christine Kiehl said...

I love how you fussy cut the image to make it POP! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us hoppers!

Laila B. said...

Wow...very cheerful and fun.
Congrats!!!

Donna said...

Wow!!! Your card is so beautiful Mary. Full of crafting loveliness and festive cheer.
Hugs, Donna x

Lynne in NI said...

Such a sweet image, lovin your pretty DP too :)

Julie said...

Fabulous card, love the cute image.

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and adore this stamp. Love your colouring and the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anke said...

lovely card! I love this new stamp!
hugs Anke

Scatty Kath said...

Very sweet & I like the contemporary colours.

Elaine said...

Beautiful & cute x

Guida Machado said...

So cute, Mary J.
Hugs,
Guida

Verushka said...

Cool guys, cool card! :)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Mary...fabulous colouring and I just love the image..July! and we had temps of 20oC..today..gorgeous weather for Winter..

luv CHRISSYxx

cuilliesocks said...

Just so sweet, beautiful colouring and papers, Kate x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun.....:o)

Vicky xx

Denise Bryant said...

Such a cute card, and great paper choices and coloring!

Karen said...

Perfect card for a boy, love it. Kx

Fred said...

so cute! Love the image!!Great card!
Cheryl R.

Jadie said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the bright colors!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

kingsharon1967 said...

Beautiful x

Louise said...

Just lovely and so fresh looking. I love how the boy is casually leaning on his snowman! So cute!! x

Kelly said...

How gorgeous are these new stamps?! And the papers!! Cannot wait till 1st August!
Absoloutely gorgeous creation!

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! The image is fab and the papers look really great. Debra x

Wishcraft said...

Think I might need this one, and the papers too! Gorgeous card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sharon said...

This is such an adorable image Mary and I love the paper and design.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Kerry Phillips said...

This is a very 'cool' stamp, great for the males in our lives. Love the CAS design you've gone for. x

Emma Sheppard said...

My Snowman Friend - I adore this one! I love the papers too, this pad is no. 1 on my wish list! Beautiful card xxx

maria preston said...

Oh just love this stamp and the papers are fab

cghundley said...

Super cute card
and love the colors
you used!
Carla from Utah

Debbie said...

just love the images from lili of the valley you`ve made a gorgeous card

Berina RGA said...

nice card... love the papers... lovely image...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Patty said...

OMG..your card is so sweet!! Love the papers used & the coloring is superb!!

laurigami said...

beautiful ,i like his design, a stamp,and the paper

Mumfie said...

Ahh this is just so cute, love it

Kimmy said...

Very nice card

Pami said...

Such a cute card Mary! This image would be perfect for my nephew for Xmas! Hope you are well hon! P x

Christine Kosmak said...

I'm getting more depressed as I go through this blog hop, seeing all these gorgeous stamps, cards etc and not having any of my own to play around with. Your card is just as gorgeous as all the others!!!! :-( :-)

Laura Love said...

This is adorable! The papers are gorgeous and that image is so cute!

Helen said...

Another sweet image for my wishlist; beautiful card
Regards Helen

Ileana A. said...

Wonderful bright colors! I love coloring,paper, image and layout!
Ileanaxx

*Antonella* said...

Beautiful card!! :)

craftyknitter1 said...

Loving the snowman and the boy - a perfect winter card although I do hope that all these Snowmen are not trying to tell us something!!!

Tirpuunen said...

Oh, this is adorable! Love the bright colours.

Crafteezee said...

Sooooo coool Mary. Love it.
Hugs Tracy x

Alma said...

Bit of a cheeky one, lovely

Lesley Pyle said...

Oh my word! Just when I thought things couldn't get any cuter!!! Fabulous card Mary xxx

De la realidad said...

Wow, that stamp together with that background paper is really nice. It made me happy. :-)

Tanya said...

Gorgeous Mary, I love that paper and your layout is fab!

Such a sweet image too :)

Tanya xx

Susanne said...

Thanks for the chance to win those lovely stamps!
Great card!
Susanne

Liz said...

What a cute image! Gorgeous card! x

Susie said...

Lovely card once again. Great image.

Shazza said...

very cute card x

Kerri said...

Love your card it is clean and simple..

Need More Time to Craft said...

This card is so adorable, love it

Tracey said...

Lovely image. A very modern and traditional Christmas card all in one. Lovely. Thanks for the inspiration. Tracey

Jancardi said...

amazing cards x

Sharon Noble said...

Happy blog time your cards stunning xxx

maria preston said...

Such an adorable card, so eyecatching, just love the stamp and those wonderful papers.

KathR said...

Such a fun cute card!

Christiana said...

Love this bright, fun card and that cute image.

Debbie said...

This image is fantastic and so cute.love your card.Hugs x

Pat said...

This My Snowman Friend image is lovely and the papers are gorgeous. The image has been beautifully coloured too. x

Toni said...

How darling! Love the image and how you have brought it to life. Love the background paper too!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Absolutely adorable designed card. Hugs, AntoinetteT

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the image.
Kath x

coops said...

so gorgeous mary.stunning image and i love your paper and colours ;D

xx coops xx

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