Monday, 10 June 2013

Oooh La La, We're Having A Blog Hop :)

 

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Today we are holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous Pretty Vintage stamps

There are 26 new clear stamp sets and it’s a fabulous mix of backgrounds, sentiments, quotes, tags and more...

They keep up perfectly with the current trend for all things vintage and grungy whilst still retaining a bit of the feminine charm that you’ve come to expect from Lili of the Valley!

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight (12am) on Wednesday 12th June (UK time)

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The LOTV design team are all joining in and you may have noticed a new name on the list.
We’re all thrilled to welcome our new teamie   ...it’s the very fabulous Mary J!

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You just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. We know that these stamps are a little bit different so hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images.

There is an amazing prize up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where it is hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog

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

We will let you know tomorrow evening which was the ‘lucky’ blog and a winner will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on that blog :)

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, because we don’t know where the prize is hidden.

Ideas to Inspire 
Anne

  Dawny

Dena
Elise

Fleur

Gretha
 
Jen
 
Lou
 
Mary
 
Mindy
 
Moni

So what did I do?

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Well I did something totally and utterly and completely different for me, that's what :)

For a start, I deviated from my usual 6x6 square card base, and I also just kept to black cardstock. And I've been faffing with the editing as well and I added a darker edged misty thingie (I'm sure there's a technical terms for it - maybe vignetting?). I will have to find out but till then sorry peeps, it will have to be darker edged misty thingie!!!

I used one of the Vintage Backgrounds Prints stamps to create the main panel and rather than stamping with ink, I used copper gilding flakes.  I've never used these before and they do give a lovely shine which wouldn't work for all stamps etc but for these I think it's fine.

I think this set stamps is so useful to have in your stash as it works for both male and female cards. In fact, there's quite a bit in this release that works like that - marvellous!!!.

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For the rolled flowers I stamped another panel and gilded it in the same way then just cut out 3 circles. As these panels are a fab size, you can easily get 3 or 4 circles from each one. 

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This lovely sentiment is from Set 58 Pretty Grungy - Good Times.
Can you guess what I did with it lol!!!

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As it had a bit of a French feel to it, I added a feather which I had in my stash for an extra bit of ooooh la la. It just wouldn't behave itself for the pictures and kept wafting all over the place.

Silly feather!!!!

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So that's the old card done and now it's back to the hop.

Don’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

Enjoy the hop…    and good luck!

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

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rian said...

deze is wel heel appart. maar wel mooi
groetjes rian

rian said...

deze is wel heel apart, maar wel heel mooi
groetjes rian

Pauline said...

Love the feathers, love reading your blogs. Can't wait to see the new stamps. x

Ulrika said...

Oh oh, love this card! Getting so many ideas from the blogs!! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...love this project...stunning!

Jane said...

Fabulous creation, loving the sneak peaks. I do not know how I am going to decide which ones to go for, sorry Mr Bank Manager! Jane x

cuilliesocks said...

What an amazing card, love the look, fab image and details, Kate x

Jane said...

Wow how dramatic Dawny and I love it. I really enjoy seeing something very different. Happy Monday x

Sabrina Serra said...


Very Very beautiful!
Sabri e Ile

Sara said...

Wow this colour combo is really striking, love the grungy feel to it and I also am a fan of the darker edged misty thingy LOL, hugs Sara xxx

Sonia Wall said...

Very different. Love the frou frou of the feathers x

Craftychris said...

Very dramatic! Love it! I am impressed with the misty edge thingy - I am rubbish with my photo's! xx

Christine Harrop said...

Wow! This is so different for you but I love it. Christine x

Loopylou. said...

morning Dawny!!
oh my!! oooooh la la, Moulin rouge here !! I adore the black and gold colour combo and the big feathery bit looks awesome.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Chris said...

Wow, what a different card, love the colour combo. I so need these new stamps,roll on 12th.
Chris X

Holly Gwilliams said...

Amazing card Dawny. Totally different but I love it. Holly x

Sandra said...

Wow....such a dramatic card...love it!

San x

ang said...

wow lovely card very different,but very inspiring angxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

C'est tres chic, love it

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Dawny. I love the design, wonderful colours and gorgeous flowers.
hugs Sue xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Wow wow wow Dawny.
This is stunning, I love it.. The black and embossing is so striking together. A wonderful way to use those fab new stamps
Hugs Kelly

Gibmiss said...

Hi Dawny
Fabulous card.... Cant wait to see all the new stamps....
Hugs Sylvie xx

kathleen said...

Wow very dramatic.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous and fantastic card Dawn love the colour's and the style
Hugs Dianne xx :)

gwen70 said...

OOh la la such a gorgeous card, love the feathers and flowers

jessica said...

Hello Dawny,
A nice card...with beautiful colors together...my compliments!! With love,Jessica

Ann Lomax said...

wow, fabulous.

Muhriel said...

That's really something different! Very well done!
Regards, Britta

Emz said...

Such a different card but i do like it. Can't wait for the new stamps to be released x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So elegant!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card.
Beautiful chic.

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

Sally said...

Oooh la la indeed, stunning card. Love the black and the feather. Love the new look for LOTV with these stamps.
Hugs Sally xxx

Anneke. said...

Wauw, Beautiful!
Hugs Anneke.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

beautiful card,amazing with the feather.

Debbie L said...

Simply stunning Dawny - I do love a bit of embossing but have to say the gilding flakes will most certainly be making an appearance in my craft room very soon now too ;)
I am positively drooling over these new stamps, Congratulations to all of the LOTV DT, you have done a beautiful job of demonstrating just how versatile they can be, thank you :D

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful card, and I love those flowers too. All looks awesome.

NGCARDS said...

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

Hellen said...

Love the design of this and the colour!

Izzy said...

Stunning card, great colours and layout, love it :-)

Nathalie Rita said...

speciaal maar mooi.
groetjes Nathalie

Jillee said...

What an awesome card! Feels French just by looking at it! Would love to see it in real life...looks full of texture! Congrats

sonia said...

Wow this is fab. Love the gilding and especially the roses xx

Wishcraft said...

Fabulous details and a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

brenda said...

Love this look, the colours are gorgeous, bet it looks even better in real life!! X

Julie said...

Stunning card.

lis-m said...

I love everything about this creation, the colours and the flowers, and the feathers... that sentiment is fab!
TFS!

ionabunny said...

Wow, fantastic the black and copper. So elegant, is that the right word?? Maybe suave, yeah, very...

Claire H said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!! I can't wait to get the new stamps - so looking forward to using them!
Claire xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi dawn
Gorgeous card, fab design :)

Rosietoes said...

It's so different Dawny to your usual style but I love it. :) Gilding flakes and feathers! Wow!

Yvi said...

different, but i like it! :)

victoria bougen said...

Absolutely love the styling of this card, the colouring and use of materials it great!

Brigitte said...

OMG!!! This is so elegant and STUNNING!!!! Love the copper and black! Hugs, brigitte

Wendy said...

Stunning card Dawny, love it!
Wendy xx

CraftingMum said...

Wow this is different, I would love to have a go with these colours, x

Heather Kate said...

What a lovely card, love the colours you've used!

Hanneke said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that big stamp and the stunning black feather and flowers. Hugs, Hanneke

Emma Sheppard said...

Morning Dawny! Hope you are well x Lovely card xxx

Gaynor said...

Now that's a stunning card Dawny, love the colours amaazing, Gaynor x

Rachel said...

Very striking card. those colours are great together. The feather is a wonderful addition too.

xxcalamityxx said...

WOW!! This is stunning, absolutely gorgeous!! xhugsx Nikki

Lotta said...

Wow, gorgeus card.

Emma Dawson said...

Wow! Love the French style and the colours are fab!

Emma x

Cindi Flass said...

Stunning card! I love the colors and the feathers are a great touch.

Lynn Hardy said...

The copper on black looks very classy!

Elizabeth S said...

Fantastic card, love the layout and thank you for the opportunity of winning the new stamps

Ileana Artuffo said...

Wonderful card!
Ileana

Dragonlady said...

Fantastic inspiration Dawny, very chic.
Hugs Ali x

Za ovinkom said...

So cute! Love your color combo!
Jasmina

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

I don't know where to begin Dawny! I LOVE this card and even if it is out of your comfort zone you totally knocked my socks off. That stamp, as you say, is perfect for both feminine and masculine cards and art journals! Oh wow, I just love this!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a beautiful card! I love the feather!

Jennifer Antill said...

WOW, an amazing card! Great to see something different :-)
Jenfie x

Tina Le Brun said...

Love the vintage feel of this card.Will have to try this myself.

theCook said...

Looks like it's been made to advertise for a dancing cabaret!

Hazel said...

Dawny such an awesome card - love the use of the gilding flakes it really stands out on the black and I'm with you - let's call it a black smokey kind of outline thingy ;o)

This new range of stamps is just incredible - i love love love them and have already got me mits on a couple.

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a massive prize.

Have a fabulous week.

Toodles

Hazel xx

Carolyn L. said...

LOVE how graphic your card is!

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Cool looking card! I especially like the flowers.

Jill Norwood said...

Love the misty look to your photo! Love the embossing!

Dawn Louise said...

stunning card, the gilding on the flowers really makes a difference, love it all x

Alison Scott said...

I love this too. This blog hop is going to cost me a fortune. ;-)

Anne said...

Brilliant. Love those flowers and the silly feather :-) Anne x

rachel said...

this is amazing - the colour contrast is just fabulous - love it all xx

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is stunning, Dawny! Love the colors and feathers! Very elegant!

Ciska said...

Such a stylish card, love the black base and the feather!

Del said...

Great card, loving the grungy effect but then blinging it up with the flowers and the flower really brings it to life xx

Mojca said...

Waw such a gorgeous peace if work! really elegant. Hugs! Mojca

hauiline said...

Love the unusual coulours ... such a wonderful card!

Hugs
Anja

carsondcat said...

wow, that is all.

Betty Boop said...

Your card is very special, had a mysterious feel!

Carol S. said...

Hi Dawny, Love this card. The flakes look amazing and the feather and flowers are a great finishing touch. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, that's gorgeous Dawny, love the feather and the black and gold, very 'Moulin Rouge'! Hugs, Wends x

Penny said...

Gorgeous, love the vintage style along with the feather and roses. Beautiful!


Penny

hotpotato said...

these new stamps look exciting.

Samantha said...

So classy! Love how different it is from your usual design :)

Theresa said...

The dark colors are completely different for me. I think the card is beautiful, but I would really have to work hard to get such a wonderful result with the dark colors.

manuela said...

The Stamps are soooooo beautiful !!!!

Patty said...

Wow...very sophisticated..love the black & copper!

Clare Jones said...

Stunning ideas & cards
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 .... (tho I think Ffion might help to rehome them as well if I won)
Hugs
Clare xx

Maria :) said...

wow, that card is so impressive.....just wow

Carole said...

Wow Wow wow! So very different -really like this black and copper!

shirley-bee said...

Wow, fantastic card! I love that panel. And the vignetty thingy!

Marleen said...

Heel origineel, leuk met de veer !

naomimade@comcast.net said...

Wow, that is different! And beautiful!

Ingrid said...

The black color is very diffrent.. But I love the card!! Love the feather..


Hugs


Ingrid

CraftinGranny said...

I'm in awe with this one! Whatever you did is absolutely stunning. Fantastic color combination and design. "Hugs" Carol

Lotte said...

Wow. This is stunning. Totally different then I have ever seen but just stunning! Hugs Lotte

Lena said...

Wow! Very nice color on your card.
Lena

Lena said...

Wow! I love the color.
Lena

Louise said...

Hi Dawny, How gorgeous is this card then? The new stamps look fabulous. x

Sabrina said...

Just amazing! I would have never thought of using the gilding flakes. it really does add a nice touch!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oooohhh La La Indeed Dawny! It's utterly divine! I love the feather too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Debbie said...

Wow Dawny this is so striking.Love it.Hugs Debbie x

Patsy said...

I really love this card! It's a bit romantic, yet could be given to a friend. The feather really makes it!




Renae said...

Stunning card. Love the antique look.

Gramadonnie said...

This is a beautiful card. I'm sure it is even prettier than its picture. A very unusual and surprising card. I never would have guessed what you used. Good Job Gramma Donnie

Kerri said...

love your card!!!

Anke said...

I Love the new stamps. Great card.
hugs Anke

Marjorie said...

Oh Dawny, this is just beautiful, gorgeous stamps and I love the feather, it's such a nice touch:)..
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Gro said...

Wow! Love this project Fabolous!
Hugs from Gro

Janet Wilson said...

Wonderful card

~ Kathy said...

Stunning card, and a great example of what can be done with just a few ingredients! The feather is the perfect little extra touch! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Neets B said...

Wow, loving the copper. I've not yet tried gilding flakes but they look fab used with this set. Great card :)

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! Very stylish and elegant! hugs, Marlies

Shazza said...

great colour combo, very ooh-la-la
x

Guida Machado said...

So different, but so lovely.

Aartje said...

This is amazing. I would never use this colorcombo, but the result is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration

Hugs Aartje

Uzma Butt said...

Love the card .. You are so talented!!

Uzma Butt said...

Love the card .. You are so talented!!

Annette said...

Wow, fab effect with the colours. Love the feather too.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Dina said...

wauh so perfect

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Dawny. Love the colours and design.
Lorraine x

Mama Eagle said...

WOW!WOW!WOW! WHat more can a girl say!!!!!

Andrea said...

Ooh very different but very lovely :)

Gertine Visser said...

Zo dat is heel wat anders, cool....

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great card and love the feather and all things French - just beautiful. x

butlersabroad said...

That it totally different for you Dawny, you must have had to psyche yourself up for that one!! I do like it though, very cool.

Hugs
Brenda

Jimilyn Butt said...

I love the feel of this card. The combinations you used are gorgeous and something that I'd not have thought of. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeannette said...

So totally different from your other cards, but even pretty as always!

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Dawny. The colour scheme and design are stunning and I love the feather. The new stamps are gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon. x

Katie Stringer said...

Amazing. Love the feathers

Judith said...

Oh La La! Am loving the new stamps.

Marie-Anne said...

Ohw, it's a gorgeous one.

Marie-Anne

Ea Christiansen said...

What a great card - looks really old :o)
Hugz
Ea

Dot said...

What a fabulous card Dawny, love the feathers and the flowers.
Hugs Dorte

Heike's Creativeplace said...

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

Hugs Heike

JoanneO said...

Wow, what a dramatic card! Love it!

Kat said...

Great card Dawny. That feather makes it very exotic.

Kat x

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Wow I am loving this creation.

Caz

Ffion Jones said...

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

Hugs Ffion aged 12

xx

Asilyn said...

Just up my street!! Love it!!!

Lisa E said...

Your card looks so dramatic and opulent Dawn, very effective use of the stamp x Lis x

Jude said...

Fabulous creation. Love the effect the copper gilding flakes give.

Hugs
Judex

artjunkie2 said...

Great card!! Love the technique!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Dawny, so glamorous! Love the feathers and the black, so elegant :D

Tanya xx

Sharon said...

Wow, this is stunning.

Kara Lynne said...

What a dramatic look! Very fun and elegant at the same time.

Candida said...

Wow! Your card is striking. Really gorgeous. Loved the feathers on the black background.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Ewwwwww la la! That black is soooo striking...lovin your embellishments!

Elise said...

Wowwww Dawny! This is so ultra ELEGANTLY chic!!! I don't know how to put this into words .. but it feels like one of those special invites to a super FAB party?!! I so love it!!! Absolutely GOR-GEOUS! As always, I've enjoyed this hop with you lovely ladies!

Sending Big Hugs,
Elise

Candy said...

Such a different card! LOVE the copper on the black. Beautiful stamps :o)
Your flowers are gorgeous and the feather is the perfect finishing touch!
Hugs, Candy

Rene Stansell said...

I love this card, very vintage.
Rene from OZ xo

Anda said...

Wow, I love this! It *almost* makes me want to dig out my gilding flakes which I've only used once :)

KraftyKim said...

Tres chic Dawny and love the colour combo!

Nicky Chamallow said...

wow ! superbe carte j'adore l'embossage et la grandeur des sentiments ! j'ai hâte de découvrir tout ce lot
super aussi de découvrir tous vos blogs grâce à ce jeu.

crafty said...

Wow! I didn't know you could do so much with just comments

Carol D said...

Looks very ohh la la. so very different to your usual, fab card x

ellyscard creatief said...

Great card, love the flowers.
Gr Elly

my craft cupboard said...

Stunning card, love the colours :)

my craft cupboard said...

Stunning card, I love the colours :)

Unknown said...

I love the colors that you used on this card!!

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, great idea. Love it. xxx

Debbie said...

Gosh Dawny These stamps are just so different, your card s stunning. Debbiex

Pollard Carole said...

absolutely stunning so elegant love and Happy Crafting Carole x

Camellia Cards said...

This is really different - love hopping round blogs you get so many ideas. Hugs xx Clare xx

Hermien said...

Wat chique zo in het zwart.

Groetjes Hermien

mgq said...

very different. love the colours

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! This is stunning Dawny, love the elegant look!!

Mirre said...

Gorgeous card!
xx

Kitty said...

Loving this vintage style, gorgeous keep up the good work hunny xx

Sandra said...

WOW. Very cool and unusual.
Love it.

Mary-Anne V said...

so elegant...love how you stamped on black.

Pauline C said...

Hi Dawny ...Love these fabulous new vintage style stamps, and wow!! your sample card is simply amazing!!. Thanks so much for this great blog hop and chance to win
Hugs
Pauline x

pysselfnatt said...

That's gorgeous, love the colours!

Darija Marovt said...

Wonderful, I'm in love with LOTV stamps and designs :)

Darija Marovt said...

Wonderful, I'm in love with LOTV stamps and designs :)

Kerryn said...

What a great and original card! That would be very different from my normal style too but I love it. It is very Parisian!

Sue Chaney said...

Lovely card. I always love black with a tan. The feather adds the perfect touch.

Sue Chaney said...

Beautiful card, the black feather adds the perfect touch.

Kat said...

Love the feathers and the colour scheme! Great card!!

Teresa said...

Love how you did the colors.. super cute!

Jackie said...

Love your card and can't wait to see the new stamps.x

DonnaA said...

This is gorgeous. I especially like the colours you have chosen to work with. Donna.x

PurpleJet said...

Love the distressed look of your card.

PurpleJet said...

Love the distressed look!

Sande said...

Dawny, your card looks stunning!!! Wow, love it!
Hugs, Sande xx

Jody said...

very beautiful card

Stampaholic said...

Although your card is (relatively!) simple in design, it is also very dramatic. I must admit I am also a fan of dark backgrounds highlighted with copper, gold, silver or other metallics. Can't wait to see the new stamp sets tonight!

crafty jo said...

wonderful project loving the new stamps i don't have many vintage styles ones so would be great to win some
thanks joanne

Maja said...

Waw, amazing card!

robbin said...

So different , can't wait- but have to!!

Sue

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