Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop!

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Time for another Lili of the Valley design team blog hop and today we’re celebrating our first launch of 2014
There are 10 adorable new stamps in the set featuring the hugely popular James the Bear and some more of our newest cute characters; Jack, Patch and Puss.
 
The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday (UK time) on Monday 13th January.
The shop in Leeds is open this Saturday 10 – 4 and you will also be able to buy them there is you are going along.
 
 
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Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration for using these cute new images.

As always we have some hidden prizes along the way, we don’t know where they are so do be sure to visit and comment on every blog.
We will let you know on Monday morning which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs.
 

We have 2 full sets of the new stamps to give away, 2 lucky winners will each get all 10 new designs.
  

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;
 
 
Jen
 
 
 
Here’s my card I have used James Butterflies.
 






 
I'm the last stop :)    
 
 
Finally, don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Monday morning when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes before the stamps go on sale.
 
 
Enjoy the hop everyone, good luck!
 
Supplies
Paper - Fancy Pants Designs
Ink - Memento and Copics
 
 
 

181 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! The background you created for James is amazing. Gorgeous card.

Holly Gwilliams said...

Absolutely stunning mindy. Holly x

Denise Goeldner said...

Awesome colouring, the background is stunning love the image and layout too hugs xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Mindy beautiful colouring love the design and love the new stamp
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Chris said...

Wow Mindy,
This card is stunning and the colours are amazing, I love everything you have done.
Chris X

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous work here too. I absolutely LOVE all the cuties here in this release, and I can almost not keep up with more words to describe it, but your card is just amazing here too and all the new stamps are simply gorgeous and soo darned cute all of them.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead now everyone and lots of fun as well.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wow...that background is just amazing and the card if fantastic!

NGCARDS said...

This is absolutely stunning! I can't wait for this release to come out! xxx

Loopylou. said...

hiyah Mindy!!
squeeeee! I love james in white and that sunset coloured background is just swoonalicious! fabuous make hunny
huge hugs Lou xx

Blankina said...

What an original colouring and great lay out!
Hugs Blankina

Anneke. said...

Wow,beautiful card. The colors are gorgeous!
Anneke xx

Lynn Hardy said...

What a sweet card! James looks very puzzled by those butterflies!

Sarah said...

Wow...wonderful background colours...beautiful card!

Julie said...

Stunning card, love the way you have coloured the background.

rian said...

ohhh what a very nice card , I like the colors.
it's so lovely
hugs rian

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful one!! love the image..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Mumfie said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning, love what you've done with the background and image.
Sharon xx

Rachael Evans said...

this is so gorgeous - the coloured image is gorgeous, and I love the colours. Rachael x

Susan Lillicrap said...

What amazing colouring and love the card and stamp.
Hugs
Susan

Judith said...

Love the choice of papers and colours, especially in the background

Tanya said...

Morning Mindy, wow...what a beautiful card! Stunning coloring....I could scoop James up and give him a great big hug! Hoppy Friday :-)

Marjorie said...

James looks so serious in this image! you have portrayed him beautifully.. Stunning colouring and a pleasure to look at!
Hugs,
Marjorie xx

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card, the colouring of the image is stunning.

amanda stokes said...

Gorgeous card and what a beautifully coloured scene you've created for this sweet fella :)

sue :) said...

What a super colour combination, it's given me lots of inspiration. Well done

craftyb said...

I have LOVED this blog hop, gorgeous images and fabulous projects but.....I have to say........they kept the best to last!! Your card is a TOTAL. HUGE. WOW!! YOur colouring is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! The background is soooo my colours, maybe that's why, but also it's unique, something I haven't seen in craft land and I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing this beauty!! Off for another look!!x

Emz said...

WOW love the way you have coloured (or not) James, it makes him really stand out. Love it xx

Sue said...

WOW! Stunning card Mindy. James is adorable and I your colouring is amazing. I love the papers and gorgeous detailing too.
Thank you for the inspiration.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mindy. I love the image and your colouring and shading are fabulous.
I love the new release.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sammy said...

Oh wow! I don't think I've ever seen James in white before, and I love it! Gorgeous card, gorgeous background... Gorgeous everything! x

meine-bastelarena said...

Wow your coloring is stunning. Beautiful card! Hugs, bastelarena

Karen Davies said...

Lovely card using fab colours. This has to be one of my fav colour combos. Gorgeous image. Hugs Karen xx

Keeley Ainsworth said...

Mindy your card is really beautiful, I love how you have created your background to make the bear look so real.

Hugs Keeley x x x

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card and amazing background :)

Camellia Cards said...

A beautiful white teddy, you've coloured him in so well and love the sunset behind him. The papers you have used are beautiful and the colours blend so well. Hugz xx

jolanda said...

prachtige kaart

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Lovely card, such a sweet image!
Rebecca.

Susan Kennedy said...

Wow!!!! This is stunning!! I really love how you colored him!! This is just amazing!! Definitely a work of art! LOVE IT!!! Stunning.. really stunning!!! Wow!!! I'm just speechless LOL I can't express how wonderful this is in words!!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

sonia said...

Wow I love your card. The colouring is fantastic xx

Clevercrafter said...

Oh Wow ! I love your colouring technique on the image and background it looks fantastic.
Lorraine

corryskaart said...

hi hi
wat een mooie kaart in prachtige kleuren en een lieve stempel van LOTV, die ik jammer genoeg niet bezit,haha
groetjes van corry

Unbreak my heart said...

Very creative, I never thought of doing that kind of thing before, love how the bear jumps out from the background

Lesley said...

Wow! Your card is stunning, especially the colouring of James and the amazing background. I would be over the moon to receive such a gorgeous card.

Carole said...

Oh so different! I love the change of colour and the background is lovely too! Brilliant.

Boxofcolours said...

OK the image is darned cute, but oh boy Mindy that background is just amazing......WOW!

HenP Produkties said...

Wow, what a beautiful colours and your colouring, I love it, especially the orange shade behind the lovely image of LOTV.
Thnx for inspiring.

Jessica Blixt Wendin said...

Beautiful card

calleigh said...

Woaw! What a super amazing card! The colours and the base is amazing! I absolutley love it!

Del said...

Beautiful card. Fabulous idea to concentrate on the background, it really accentuates the image. xx

Marilyn said...

Wowsa! What a gorgeous background you created and I love this little fella done in gray. Beautiful card, it really is!

Carolyn Bell said...

As always the LOTV stamps are sooooo cute, love Carolyn x

my craft cupboard said...

WOOOOOOW the background is stunning
Such a beautiful card, very creative :)

Dena said...

He is darling in white Mindy! Love your sweet card!
Hugs, Dena

Midwife Jem said...

Wow! Never would have thought to colour the bear in white. Gorgeous.

Yani said...

Hi Mindy,

OMG this is absolutely stunning!! Loved how you colored this and the card is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing!!

I hope you are doing well!

xoxo,
Yani

Renae said...

Great job.

Jane said...

Hi Mindy these are gorgeous colours, did you just use copics? Such a great background, I love your card xx

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Gorgeous card! Love the new stamps.

Jay Jay

Janiel/ janny said...

very very cute my dear sweet friend!!! Love the different style of coloring you have done on this one... Hope you are having fun at CHA.. hugs, Janiel

Mad Moose said...

WOW! that background is stunning! I'm speechless! just wow! Lovely card all round btw! x

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

so pretty I love the addition of the flowers too, beautiful coloring too!

rachel said...

what a fabulous card - that image pops so much - clever background - fabulous x

Stamping Bubbles said...

Wow - this is gorgeous. I love the colours you have used. They are so beautiful.
Lesley

Astrid said...

Sooo beautiful your card and a lovely image.
Hugs Astrid

Tamara D said...

Love your card! Absolutely amazing work!

Lorraine said...

Wow! James looks fabulous in white! A beautiful card Mindy.
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Last but certainly not least! A beautiful work of art. Amazing colouring and a pretty design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! Absolutely exquisite and breathtakingly beautiful!!

Colinda said...

Wow, this is stunning!! I'm a fan of James, he's so sweet!! Love your card from ysterday too!
Have a beary nice weekend, Colinda

bastel_fee said...

A wonderful card.

Hugs,
bastel_fee

Dina said...

wauh what a beautifull colouring perfect

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! Mindy this gorgeous. Love your colouring in the background of the image. Awesome.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

agapanthus said...

Love the way you have coloured this image - the background is fab!

Kelly Lloyd said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!
I love what you have done with the background just makes the image look even more special
Fantastic card
Love it....
Hugs Kelly

Guida Machado said...

What a stunning card. Congrats, Mindy.
Hugs,
Guida

Jane said...

Every step of this hop is amazing and you may be last but this is stunning. I can dream that one day I too can create this work of art. Take care, love Jane x

K. Joy said...

Wow! This is amazing. I just love how you colored the image and gave a sunset look to the background. Beautiful flowers on your card, too!! Thanks for sharing - this is gorgeous!!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pat said...

I like the way you have kept the bear white and made a nice bright coloured background. The dp's go with it beautifully, and some lovely flowers to finish it off. A lovely card.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mindy! Fantastic coloring of the adorable image and scene!

Elfi said...

Wow! Great background and wonderful decoration. This card is very gorgeous.
Hugs Elfi

kanda said...

What a fabulous card. Love the image and super background xx

JayBe said...

What a super card to end the hop - love the background behind James, really makes him pop off your card.
Hugz, Jan xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Absolutely stunning colouring! The contrast between the white bear and the background is so gorgeous. To be honest it is so eye catching you barely notice the papers and flowers. I could look at this all day. Definitely the best card was saved for last. Wonderful blog hop with so many fabulous cards thanks to the design team and LOTV. :-) Debra x

crafty said...

A beautiful card

rosie said...

stunning colouring in. fab layout. love the flowers x fab colour combo.

Kim Piggott said...

So beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Scatty Kath said...

Such a sweet card. The stamp is lovely & I really like the background colours.

Anne Crawford said...

The amazing background sets off James the bear beautifully , stunning card!

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

OMG this is fantastic, I LOVE the background behind James, that is excellent! How cute is James, he is amazing!
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Kelly xxx

Nikki C said...

WOW this is just amazing love the sky you've coloured around James it makes him pop !!
Fabby Hop thanks for sharing this with us all

Janet Wilson said...

Fantastic background & beautiful card

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Mindy, your colouring is INSANE amazing! Just wow… it's so beautiful!

Tanya xx

Claveh said...

Mindy, this is lovely. I love the background is fab and I love the colour of James! Xxx

julie23 said...

Wow your card is so striking, love it and the new stamps. Julie

Julye said...

Wow what a super gorgeous card love the image but also how you coloured him very clever and the background too would love to be able to colour like that thanks for sharing.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How sweet! It looks like a summer sunset. I could use some summer right now! : )

Tirpuunen said...

Wonderful colouring!

Clay - Scrap - Kreativ .blogspot.de said...

WOW. Your coloring is perfect and so so... i can't find the words!
Love it!!!
Hugs, Susanne.

Squirrel x said...

Oh he looks so wistful in the sunset, perhaps thinking of a lost love? So excited about this release - can't wait to get inky with James. Gorgeous card hunny! Hugs Squirrel xx

Shazza said...

wow I adore the way you coloured him and the background is amazing x

carsondcat said...

Awww, he's a white bear… Awesome card, I love it.

Brenda Lee said...

WOWZA! Truly an outstanding card. I love that you colored him as kind of a black and white character with the colorful background. Awesome layout.

Sonja Kreativ said...

Woow what a stunning background!!! Wonderful card!
Hugs, Sonja.

ednamburgess said...

Such a wonderful card. The coloring is great and the background is fabulous. Edna Burgess

ednamburgess said...

Such a wonderful card. The coloring is great and the background is fabulous. Edna Burgess

Mindy said...

Your card is beautiful as always. James the bear, has been my favourite since the day one... Love the new set of stamps - just can't wait 'till get mine.

Sue Nicholls said...

Beautiful card Mindy, I love how you have coloured James, so cute.

Kerri said...

great card and love the image!!

Maria :) said...

Mindy i love the idea of your card...i need to try it too. It just looks stunning. thank you for your inspiration

Fiona said...

aw wow Mindy this is stunning, love the way you have coloured this, it's so effective!!

Fi
x

Fiona said...

aw wow Mindy this is stunning, love the way you have coloured this, it's so effective!!

Fi
x

Sarah LeCain said...

Amazing card! I love the color effect that you created, it reminds me a bit of a modern quilt with all of your color with a grey/white accent! Really BEAUTIFUL!

Mary said...

I love how you have coloured this image - it it beautiful.
Mary

Emily Lauritzen said...

I love how you colored this image! So much depth! And gorgeous card!!
<3 Emily L.

Katie Stringer said...

Wow this is beautiful x

Elizabeth S said...

Stunning card, love the way you have added the colour to the background. Lizzie

Melanie Reid said...

WOW, wow and even more wow. I just love how your have coloured your image. Please do a tutorial on how your coloured him, its totally awesome.

Kim Pritchard said...

Adorable card, I love it, thanks Kim.

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning, LOVE how you have coloured this adorable image, it's amazing.
Wendy xx

Emma Dawson said...

Wow, stunning card, what amazing colouring for the background!

Emma x

Deborah said...

Wow gorgeous card. Love the cute image and the background is fab.

Deborah A

Sonia Wall said...

Wow, this card is fab! Such a different look but it works so well! Lovely rich colours and the contrast of James is very clever x

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Mindy! Such a cute image and your colouring really shows James at his best. Have a great weekend.

Pauline Carr said...

Amazing colouring Mindy ... You have really made this adorable image "pop"!
Pauline x

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card!

Jackie Scott said...

Your amazing colourful background makes the white bear pop! Great embellishments with the flowers, lace and pins!

Tracy said...

What unique coloring and card, great project.

Rea said...

Adorable image, love the butterflies around him. Cute card.

Vannessa said...

Very cute - love the different take you took on colouring this image.

ribenaruby said...

Oh so amazing...fab colouring on James and such a delightful card! Ruby x

CelestialStar said...


My favourite

Susanne said...

Very very nice. The background fits perfect. Good job!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours and layout and ofcourse the James Bear stamp.
Sharon x

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a sweet card, beautifully coloured too :)

Pollard Carole said...

What a gorgeous card love this image definitely one for the shopping list Just perfect Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Mindy. The coloring is gorgeous! Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Erin Stephenson said...

OMG this is my fave! Your cards are amazing. Becoming a new follower! I hope to learn a lot from you in the future as I am a new card maker!

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

I love your cards (I subscribe via RSS feed!) - this is a beauty! I especially love how you did the background! Nice!

loulou said...

Stunning card. I love your amazing colouring of background behind James it really makes him pop.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

The background you have created for him is just gorgeous!!!! Love all the great details as well!

Kathy Rogers said...

Stunning, I love the background on this card.

Suzana said...

Gorgeous card. Love it!

Olivia said...

Gorgeous colored. Beautifully done.

Clair Hughes said...

Wow! he just pops out of that card. The background is amazing and the bear is fabulous.
Clair xxx

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

wow...really love this card!!! I am in love with the color scheme you used!!!! also amazing coloring job and that stamp is precious!!!

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wonderful Card, so sweet.

Hugs
Heike

Laura said...

Wow, love your coloring of sweet James. The scenery is beautiful.

Laila B. said...

Stunning...fabulous image with a awesome background. Congratulations Mindy!!!

Muhriel said...

Interesting approach!
Regards, Britta

Helen J said...

Lovely card, the background on the main image is beautiful.

Crafteezee said...

Totally awesome Mindy, but didn't expect anything else. Love it.
Hugs Tracy x

Christy Beans said...

My first thought was 'someone bleached James!'. Unexpected James as a white bear is a real stunner with that gorgeous orange and blue background and color combo. Wow =)

Kat said...

Gorgeous Mindy. That image of James is just adorable.

Kat x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card.Love this image.Great colouring and shading.Hugs Debbie x

Grandma Bonnie said...

Mindy, Mindy, Mindy..i love James in white too, but that background WOW is that awesome. That would take me days to color! Thank you for sharing your awesome talent!

Kit said...

Precious card. I love the shading. Go James. You're a star.

Judith said...

What a cute little white bear - so different for James to be white - I love it! Hugs Judith x

Pam Jacobson said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. :)

Pam Jacobson said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. :)

Maggie said...

A gorgeous card and James Butterflies has to be my favourite stamp in this new set, thanks for sharing
MaggieH

Kat W said...

This stamp is so sweet but oh my word, how fab does he look with that stunning background?!
I love that the rest of the card is relatively simple to allow your fab colouring to take centre stage :-)
Hugs, Kat x

Carmen M. said...

Super cute love how you did the background so interesting... Beautiful job. Hope you had fun at the CHA I am so jealous

Marie-Anne said...

You made a stunning card! I love it.

Marie-Anne

Annette said...

Oh Mindy, this image of James is definitely on my wish list. He's adorable. Your colouring is, as always, stunning.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Reginella T said...

Love your card. It is so beatiful.
Reginella

Yvi said...

i absolutely love the background! fab work!

Gail Townsend said...

Fab card, your colouring is gorgeous, love these new images. Gail

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card. Love your colouring.
Gr Elly

Julie Kitchener said...

Wow stunning card and so cute!

Patty said...

Wow,Wow,Wow!! Beautiful coloring!! And I LOVE the papers you put together on this card!

crafty lil mouse said...

beautiful image given a really different look just lovely

Arty said...

Your colouring is so captivating! I absolutely love the whole card but especially how you gave such life to James and the scene. The artists at Lili of the Valley are extraordinarily talented and are my absolute favourite images on the market. And Im not just saying that because there is candy involved!

Debs said...

WOW stunning card - amazing colouring and James is soooooo adorable.
Thanks for a fab blog hop.
Debs xx

maria preston said...

Love the background and all the great colouring, you are so clever
Mariaxxxx

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