Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Merry Little Christmas .. Lili of the Valley

Hello there!  Hope you are all doing very well and enjoying your week so far!

I've a Christmas card to show you made with Teddy with Robin and Christmas Grungy Messages  from the latest Lili of the Valley release.  Aren't these animals just so darling?!!  Seems that everyone is totally loving these .. and I don't blame you!!  lol!!!

Papers:  MME
Medium:  Prisma Coloured Pencils with OMS

If you haven't gotten in your order yet, spoil yourself with these cuddlies .. you deserve it!  :)  Also, stop by the Lili of the Valley Inspirational Blog to check out the rest of my fabulous DT sisiters works .. you will SURELY be inspired!  :)

Thank you so very much for visiting me .. love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Luvin'

Hi Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!  :)  This weekend flew by didn't it?

My little one officially turned 6 years old .. sigh!!!  I know I've mentioned that kids say the funniest things so let me tell you a story that may leave you smiling.

When our puppy Max got neutered earlier this year, our little one asked us, "What is neutered?"  So, we told him that it's a surgery so Max can't have any puppies and my hubby gets SO descriptive as to telling our son, "They remove his TESTICLES."  Okay, so whatever ...  lol.  We told him to be gentle with Max since he would be a little sore.

A couple nights later, we're all in the bathroom and my little boy almost trips over Max since Max ALWAYS loves to just lay right in the middle of everrrryyyything.  And my little one gets SO upset and says, "OOOh MAXXX!!!"  I ask him, "Why are you so upset?!" 

My little boy's answer:
"Well Mommmmy!!!  I almost stepped on Max's TENTACLES and it would have hurt him!!!!"

hahahaha!!!  I guess 'Testicles' and 'Tentacles' are the same thing eh?  LMAO!!!

Well, here's a Tilda that I got to play with this Summer and only now have gotten round to posting it:


Papers:  MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

I'd also love to enter this into:
Wild Orchid:  Summer Flowers
Bunny Zoe:  Summer
Stamp and Create:  Stitch and Create

Thank you so much for visiting me and I hope you all have a lovely week!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise


Friday, August 24, 2012

Wheelbarrow Full of Love

Hey Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!  My little one has headed off back to school this past week, and oh how much I've missed him.  The first day I felt completely lost and kept wondering what he was doing at each moment.  I couldn't wait 'till he came home so I could hear everything that he did, and cuddle with him like a lunatic.  :)

And when he finally came home, I could feel my heart beat like it should.  :)  It was happy!  And it was even happier when my little one told me that he had a "GREAT" first day!  :)  Mommies love to hear that.  hehe.  Now, I'm smiling even more because it's the start of the weekend and I get to have him 24/7 ... plus he's turning the big 6 years old on Sunday!  :)

Anyhow, earlier this week I got to play with this darling Lili of the Valley image "Sunny Days and Smiles" which I coloured with Distress Inks.   I also used some of the "Petal Fresh" papers from Lili of the Valley!  OoOoH  my gosh, love the new paper pads!!!  The pink paper is from DCWV, but the rest is from "Petal Fresh" .. they are so dreamy!

I have another Christmas animal card that I've finished also, but I wanted to post this first because my dear DT sister Dena has such a WONDERFUL tutorial on how to color these darling bears with distress inks!  You HAVE to check out her video .. her colouring is incredibly GORGEOUS!!!

I'll save my Christmas card for another day.  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon.

Hugs,
Elise



Monday, August 20, 2012

Lili of the Valley Christmas Animal Blog Hop!!!

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing wonderfully!  We have something pretty SPECTACULAR for youuuu ... hehehe ...

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop – win the all new stamps!

Crazy Sweet right?  ;)

Today we’re holding a Lili of the Valley sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of their new Christmas Animals and Sentiment stamps!

There are 10 of the cutest animals and 4 sets of Christmas sentiments; they will be available to buy on the Lili of the Valley website from midnight Aug. 22nd and don’t forget you can also get their gorgeous new patterned paper pads on there too!

The fabulous Design Team are all taking part, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. We’ve used all the stamps between us so hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration for using the new designs.  :)

We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure you visit every blog. We will draw the winner tonight (Tuesday) which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from the comments that were left on those cards.

Prize 1:   1 set of the brand new Christmas sentiment clear stamp sheets, 1 each of the new designs, worth £50.00

Prize 2:   The full set of the new Christmas animal rubber stamps, worth £45.00

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part and remember you will need to visit them all to be in with a chance of winning:

Anne
Bev
Claudia Rosa
Dawny P
Dena
Elise .. you are here :)
Fleur
Gretha
Katarina
Lena Katrine
Lou
Moni
Pops

So you should have arrived here from gorgeous Dena's blog .. isn't she amaaazing?!!!

Here's my card featuring darling "Merry Christmas Penguins" and "From All of Us" Christmas phrase:



Thank you so much for joining us on our Lili of the Valley Blog Hop .. we hope you're having lots of fun and the best of luck to all of you!  :)

Now hop on over to the next stop .. Fabulous Fleur for her super stunning creation!!!

I'll see you again soon!
Big Hugs,
Elise






Friday, August 17, 2012

Christmas is Coming ... Lili of the Valley

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!  :)  I've been getting in as much play time with my little boy as I can since he'll be going back to school shortly.  This afternoon, he made a tent .. remember making those as little kids?  You know .. place a large blanket over a table and chairs and crawl inside it with a flashlight?  LOL!

He made one, and of course asked me to SQUEEZE in there with him.  hmmmm .. okay so I did and he was tickled silly that I joined him under there.  Thennnn .. our big 'ol pooch Max decided he didn't want to be left out of anything, and somehow sneaked his way in and SQUEEZED himself in there with us too.  A little 5 year old boy, a Mommy and a big 'ol fluffy dog in a little itty bitty space ... I must say we sure did giggle a lot!  LOL!

Well, here's another sneak peek for the upcoming and darling Lili of the Valley 2nd Christmas release.  This one is called "Teddy with Penguin".  They're so cute together right?!  And I've also used a new Lili of the Valley Christmas Sentiment that will be released too!



Papers:  MME
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils w/OMS

I'd also love to enter this into:
Simon Says Stamp:  Animal Antics

Don't forget .. this SWEET new release will be available from August 22nd at Lili of the Valley!!  These fluffers are absolutely precious!!!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again very soon! 

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wishes

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all well!  Can't believe my little one will be going back to school next week ..ugh!  I'm already dreading it ... since I'd rather him be at home with me.  lol! 

I had an "Ice Cream Date" with him the other night .. I took him to an ice cream parlor just he and I.  And he acted like such a gentleman .. asking me, "How are you enjoying your ice cream Mommy?"  We both agreed that each of ours was yummy.  He had Cookies and Cream, and I had Strawberries and Cream.  :)

I loved listening to his chatterbox stories as he told me about Spiderman and Hero Factory ... he knows so much about them and I've grown to enjoy them as well believe it or not!  haha!!!  And at the end, he told me, "I loved my ice cream date with you!  You're the best Mommy in town!"  Awww man!  *Note to self* ~ Gotta make it a point to do this more often!  :)

Well, I had some time to play with this cute Sylvia image the other week, and only now posting it.  :)


Papers: MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

Hope you're all enjoying your week and I"ll see you again very soon!  Thank you so much for visiting me!  :)

Hugs,
Elise


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sugar Sweet ... A Little Sneak Peek

Hello Friends!  Hope this post finds you all doing very well! 

Lili of the Valley is getting ready for their next release .. and as you can imagine .. it is as darling as the last!  This Christmas release will be ready for orders on Aug. 22nd .. oh my gosh aren't you excited?!!  Now let me tell you, there will be SO many cute things in here and you may feel the need to indulge yourself in some spoiling once again.  And rightfully so!  lol!

Today, I am doing a teensy sneak peek of the Christmas Recipe images.  There's something so warm and inviting about Christmas recipes ... maybe because during the holidays so many of us are busy baking to share the things we love?  The way the baked goods make our little ones smile as they sneak some into their little mouths after you've pulled them out of the oven.  The way it makes us ALL smile because everything tastes so yummy.

I'll give you a look into these little recipe cards that I've distressed to give it a slightly aged feel, and then surrounded them with my favorite things.  Then I added lots of those diamond dust to my flowers to make it "feel" like sugar.  :)







This is just a glimpse into the next sweet release .. and you'll be able to find more glimpses in my super fabulous DT sisters blogs also!  :)

*Please don't forget about the gorrrrrgeous paper pads that will be released at LOTV on Aug. 15th and also the current "Anything but a Card" competition going on at the Inspiration blog.  You could do anything simple too .. a bookmark, a bag, a tag ... easy peasy and FUN!*

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lili of the Valley News!!!

Hello there!  I wanted to share some really exciting news with you that I know you will love!

Lili of the Valley have some beautiful new 8 x 8 Paper Pads featuring Nitwit Collections!’




Laila and Lisa have been working behind the scenes for several months putting together a wonderful range of exclusive 8 x 8 Paper Pads. LOTV & Nitwit Collections have worked together to put up extremely gorrrgeous paper pads!

Just the names alone on the paper pads are so dreamy!  .... ‘Bonnets and Bowties’, ‘Promises’ and ‘Petal Fresh’ designed by Mary Fran from Nitwit Collections.   ‘Classic Christmas’, ‘Frosty Christmas’ and ‘Krafty Christmas’ designed by LailaClick here for more details!!!

They will be available from Wednesday 15th August on our website www.liliofthevalley.co.uk and you can get them now from LOTV's shop in Farsley in Leeds.

**Please also don't forget about the super fun challenge going on right now at Lili of the Valley Inspirational Blog!  Make "Anything but a Card" and enter to win HUGE prizes! You have until Aug. 16th to enter, so there is still lots of time to get your entry in there for a shot at some reallllllly generous goodies!**

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ongoing LOTV Competition & Hearts Full of Cheer

A Super Fun Update on my post!  :)

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!  I've been soaking up my time with my little one as much as I can since he'll be going back to school soon.  :(  I sure will miss him and his company.  He tells me so many funny stories .. seeing in from a little person's perspective is pretty cute you know?  And their expressions are so priceless.  :)

**I also want to mention that there is a super fun competition going on a Lili of the Valley Inspiration Blog right now!  Make "Anything but a Card" and enter to win HUGE prizes!  You have until Aug. 16th to enter, so there is still lots of time to get your entry in there for a shot at some reallllllly generous goodies!**

Well, I've made a card using one of the newest release images "Trimming the Tree".  Aren't they so darling putting up the tree together?  I LOVE them!!!  Have you checked out the entire new release over at Lili of the Valley?  OoOh well .. you DEFINITELY have to!!  SOoOo very cute!!

Paper:  MME
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils w/OMS

I'd love to enter this into Simon Says Stamp:  BINGO.  I chose Ribbon, Free, and Blooms

Please stop by at Lili of the Valley Inspiration Blog for so much fabulous ideas by my wonderful DT sisters!  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  See ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thank You Lili of the Valley!!!

Hello friends!  Hope you are all very well and enjoying your days.  I have some realllllly exciting news to share with you ... OoOoOoO .. I was asked to join Lili of the Valley Ideas to Inspire and I am on Cloud 9 for certain!  sigh .. thank you SO very very much Lili of the Valley for having me .. I am TRULY honored and tickled silly beyond words!  For real!!

I ADORE their images tremendously .. love how each release is different from the last and yet captures your heart with an unending beauuuutiful style!

My very first card for them features a darling image from last Winter which I absolutely love!  "Pretty Poinsetta"

Papers:  MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

Also did you get to see Lili of the Valley's newest release?!!!  eeeeek!  Crazy Sweet!  I'll be using one on my next LOTV card.

Please stop on by LOTV Inspiration Blog to see the GORGEOUS works from those fabulous girls.  You surely will not be disappointed!

And don't forget to soothe your LOTV cravings by getting those stamps that you've always wanted .. they are DARLING!!!

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing my giddy news with me!  I'll see you again soon .. hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Basket of Sweetness

Hello there!  Hope you are all doing very well!  We've got some rain here for the past couple of days and it has cooled the weather a TEENSY bit.  It's still a bit hot and muggy too .. which makes a combination for a big YUCK.  lol!

It's already August if you can believe it!  Gosh!!  And so it's time for another fun CLP challenge!  Here's my take on it:



Hope you'll come by to join in on the fun at CLP!  Please stop on by and check out my lovely DT sisters gorgeous creations too!  They are so FABULOUS!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again very soon!

Hugs,
Elise