Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LOTV Starrry Ted ...

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!

Lili of the Valley's newest release is ready for ordering if you haven't already done so!  They are absolutely DARLING as you already know by the cards my fabulous DT sisters has been giving you.  :)

This precious image that I'm using is called "Starry Ted" .. awwww!  Sweet right?!   I've coloured this with my Prisma Colored Pencils and OMS.  And the beautiful papers are from Lili of the Valley's "Promises" pack.



Go and get your fill in with these cuties at Lili of the Valley!!!  SoOoO ADORABLE beyond words I say!

Are you all gearing up for Christmas?  It is right around the corner .. my gosh!  Fast right?!  sigh ....

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

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, November 23, 2012

Lili of the Valley Facebook Party!!!

Hello Friends!  I wanted to remind you of LOTV'S parties tomorrow which is rather exciting!

There will be an actual AND a Facebook Online virtual party starting at 10am UK time.  The actual party will be going on in Farsley with lots of yummy desserts, super fun workshops and amazing surprises!  And the FB party will be from 10am - 10pm UK time! 


Hope to see you there .. I'll be there for certain!  :)

Big Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek Blog Hop!

Good morning Friends, thanks for stopping by!


Today we’re holding a Lili of the Valley sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of the gorgeous new stamps! There are 18 of the cutest baby and animal designs (unmounted rubber) and also 2 new A5 sheets of clear stamps (a companion set and also an everyday version of the hugely popular Grungy Christmas Messages).

The stamps will be available to buy on the Lili of the Valley website from midday on Sunday the 25th November (UK time) and you will also be able to get them at the Lili of the Valley Christmas party at their showroom in Leeds on Saturday (24th) if you are able to make it.

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.

We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure you visit every blog. We will let you know Friday evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left.

There will be 2 prize winners, each winning the 2 sets of clear stamps and 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs (each prize value £52.00)!  Lucky chicks!  :)

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part ...and remember you will need to visit them all to have the best chance of winning;

Bev
Elise - you are here  :)

So I am here to show you this DARLING Lili of the Valley "Playful Puppy"!  Awwwwww!!!  They're looking at a teensy ladybug on the block ... CUTE!!!  And all of my papers are from the gorgeous LOTV Petal Fresh paper stack.  :)


I've also the giraffe image on my pull out tag from the LOTV A5 Babies Companion Set .. sigh .. giraffe's are one of my fave animals!  :)


Alright, thank you so much for hopping along with us and I hope you're having fun!  Your next destination will be to the FABULOUS Fleur!  :)

See you soon!
Hugs,
Elise


Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Magic

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing well!  It's the start of another weekend .. and for us it's the beginning of a mini-holiday.  Bodhi starts his Thanksgiving vacation and has the ENTIRE week off from school!  Lucky kid!  lol!  Gosh, when I was in school, we only had 4 days off for Thanksgiving break.  His school gives the WHOLE week off! 

I'm looking forward to it.  Means we can get up a bit later in the mornings, and also .. more cuddle time!!!  For some reason, I'm so into blankets at this time of year.  And I love shopping for one or two more every year.  hehe.  So, I went out and got us a couple more for the living room .. with hanging out on the floor and watching movies in mind.  :)  I know we'll probably be moving furniture around, and laying down layers of blankets to watch movies downstairs .. so it'll be nice and cozy!  :)

Annnnyways ... I've made a Christmas card using Lili of the Valley's darling "Ice Skating" image.  I LOVE them!  Do you know I've never been ice skating?!  Yup!  Never!  I rollerskated, but never ice skated.  I can only imagine what I'd look like if I tried it .. and this beautiful graceful image does not come to mind if I'm in it.  LOL!  :)

Here's my card:


Papers:  MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

Also have you been catching those darling sneak peeks from my wonderful LOTV DT sisters for the next LOTV release?!  Pretty CUTE eh?!!  Yes yes yes!  More to come!!!  :)  Irrisistable!!

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

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lili of the Valley Recipe Card Stamps ...

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing well!

You know, the more I think about it, the more I'm starting to get myself into a slight panic.  Christmas is right around the corner, and like ... is it just me or do you feel like you're in one of those dreams where you're running and running and running and not getting anywhere?!!  hahahahaha!!!  Plus we're helping my father in law move homes .. so that's kinda making us rush around a little more too.  sigh ... not enough hours, not enough days, not enough time .. lol!!!

But I've managed to make some cards using Lili of the Valley's Recipe Stamps .. I so LOVE these!!!  Cooking and baking always makes me feel so cozy and homey .. and I'm NOT saying I'm good in the kitchen .. but it just makes me feel good inside to think of it and watch it on TV.  haha!  I love the Food Network and Cooking Channel.  :)

Here's what I've made:

I think these Lili of the Valley Recipe stamps are so sweet to use for cards, I love them a lot!!

Also, have you been seeing sneak peeks from my wonderful LOTV DT Sisters for the new release coming up??  Aren't they so PRECIOUS?!!  sigh ...

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

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!  :) 

We have have a 3 day weekend here in the U.S. for Veteran's Day, and we had a very nice start on Saturday.  We had teensy falling snowflakes!  OoOh we were so excited!  I kept hoping that the flakes would get bigger, but .. it didn't.  lol!  The mountains by our home ended up with all the snow and it's put such a nice chill in the air.  :)  I'm crossing my fingers that it'll snow at our home again this year.  :)

Well, in my last post I mentioned that Lili of the Valley is having another DARLING release.  And I'm so not kidding!  lol!

Today, I'm going to show you "Football Bears" .. they are cuUute!!!  So perfect because Bodhi loves playing soccer at school!  I decided I'd make him one of those corner bookmarkers since he really needs more of them and this is what I've come up with:



Medium:  Prisma Coloured Pencils w/OMS

The new release will be launched in LOTV's shop on November 24 at Christmas Open Day and then available on LOTV's website on November 25th at midday!  Awesome right?!!!  You have time to prepare and get your list in order.  Until then, keep a lookout on all my FABULOUS DT Sisters blogs .. they will be showing you lots of PRECIOUS Inspiration!  :)

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

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Home for the Holidays ...

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well and enjoying your week so far!  :)

I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone in watching those Phineas and Ferb cartoons that I mentioned in my last post .. hahaha!!!!  They really are pretty hilarious.  lol!  I sometimes even watch it late at night if I can't fall asleep in bed.  LOL!!!!  :)

Well, I've had a play with another LOVELY Lili of the Valley Christmas image .. this one is called "Victoria and Pup" and I've used Distress Inks to colour.  Oh how I love them together .. I think this image evokes so many warm fuzzy feelings and it's a "must-have" for every Christmas!!

These beautiful Pion papers I've used were given to me by a very dear friend last Christmas (thank you SO much!!) .. and I've had such a difficult time cutting into them.  I swear I must've had sweat dripping from my brow as I was trimming these papers.  LOL!

On to some other exciting news which will capture your attention for sure .. lol .. Lili of the Valley is having another new release soon!!!  Oh me oh my!!  You'll start seeing sneak peeks on all of our blogs, so keep checking my fabulous DT sisters posts!  I know I say this all the time .. but this will be yet another AMAZING release .. so very very PRECIOUS & ADORABLE!!!!  :)  Every image will leave you saying, "Awwwww!!!  SOoO darling!!!"

That's my teaser end line for today ... LOL!!!

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

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friends Always ...

Hello Friends!  Hope you're having a great weekend!  :)

We're hanging out and just relaxing .. watching some Phineas and Ferb cartoons with Bodhi.  Have you ever watched those cartoons?  lol ... lemme tell you ... they're hilarious!  I'm all grown up (well at least I think I am) .. and when I watch that cartoon, it literally cracks me up.  Like out loud cracking up.  hehe!  It's such a great cartoon series .. and it's even better since Bodhi loves them too.  :)

I've gotten to complete a card using Lili of the Valley's darling Little Mermaid Friends.  I started colouring these cuties, and totally messed them up.  So I tried again and the colors that I was thinking for definitely did NOT happen.  I was about to start over AGAIN .. but I thought, "Hmmm.  Let me try and finish this up and see the end result."   And here they are:




Did you all get to check out the entire new "Fairies and Mermaids" release over at Lili of the Valley?!  OoOh my .. seriously, how does a person choose?  Simple solution .. get them ALL!  :)  hehe!

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

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sending You Love ...

Hello Friends!  Hope you all had a Happy Halloween! I'm writing & scheduling my post before Trick or Treating with Bodhi and hubby tonight .. so I hope you all had a fabulous time in your festivities. :)  We so love Halloween!!!

Well, it's time for another fun challenge over at CLP!  Gosh, this entire year flew by so quick didn't it?!!!  It's now November 1st .. sigh!  We've another fab sketch to play with and here's my card:



Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  DCWV
Medium:  Distress Inks

Sorry so quick .. little Bodhi is extremely excited for tonight so we're getting everything ready.  LOL!!!

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

Hugs,
Elise