Friday, 26 February 2016

Lily of the Valley...

Happy Friday,

Well we have reached the end of my Stamp release days its back to something different tomorrow but I have saved Mrs Ducks favourite flower for last, I just hope I have done it justice!  as you may have guessed form the title and the card this is the Lily of the valley set the flower of may.

To me the background and main image form the elements set just tired out to be stamped then gilded in silver moon gliding flakes, in real life the stamping is in pure reflective silver which really sets the flowers off.  Therefore I ma premiering the spring grail A6 background as well as the Lily of the Valley elements clear stamp set and the lily of the valley sentiments set.

In the main elements set I have drawn a few different spray of the lily of the valley with a set of uplifting sentiments as well as some delicate sentiment which are perfect, again, for smaller and batch cards.  As usual there are all the elements you need to add to the flowers and to make your own backgrounds etc.

The sentiments set is in the everyday mode with a set of 6 everyday use sentiments this time with a circle surrounding them.  I have added stitch detail to the circles as well as a delicate spray of the lily of the valley (which can cover loads of different flower form bluebells to snowdrops) surrounding them 

I really hope you haven't mind me showing you the new releases.  There are background stamps and other rubber stamps to compliment all the ranges and the paper pack which I'm sure will be popping up over the coming days and weeks!

I have the first collection on Hochanda the 7th March with the second instalment later in the month and have loads of demos planned to show you ideas I have for using them.



  1. Morning John, a fabulous card and fantastic stamps so useful can't wait to see your shows for all the different ways you have used them.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John.
    Beautiful card and great stamps.
    thank you. Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning John, oh yes I absolutely love lily of the valley and these stamps are gorgeous, another to add to my long growing list. Looking forward to the 7th when we see you on Hochanda again and see all your demos, yes every time I learn something new, it is wonderful.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Thank you for your week of showing us your beautiful new things. Now which to get😶 Will wait for your to shows and then decide me thinks.

    Have a great day


  5. Good morning John, don't mind at all everything you've shown is gorgeous!!! I've got Lily of the Valley by my front door and they look beautiful!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  6. Morning John, beautiful card today x

  7. Good morning John,
    Certainly don't mind you showing us your creations. They are beautiful - you should be very proud. Can't wait to see them and use them.
    Well done you!
    Anne M xxx

  8. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. The stamps are devine. I like seeing the stamps in detail it helps me to decide which ones to buy. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Ang will be thrilled with these, I'm sure.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. What a lovely stamp release. Look forward to seeing your demos on 7 March.

  11. A stunning collection John
    I look forward to your shows xx

  12. Absolutely lovely favourite as I too adore Lily of the valley,

  13. Gorgeous card and fabulous stamps John. Love them. X

  14. Morning John,
    A gorgeous and I love the new stamps.
    You are bad tempting me, I can see me ordering all these stamps very soon.
    You are a very talented person.

  15. Have loved all these cards showing the new stamps and papers - superb !!
    Sue Mac

  16. Hi John
    A beautiful card and lovely stamps.
    B xx

  17. Eh up John
    Eeeeee, I can just imagine the glint from the gilding and the stamps are just superb. Terrific sentiments again.
    Thank you for saving this for me as its made me smile on a bit of a twitchy morning.
    Ang x

  18. Morning John, Beautiful stamps, I have 'loved' your 'showcasing' of them all.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Morning John,
    Gorgeous cards and stamps, It's been lovely to see your collection, good luck with them.

  20. Stunning card, thanks for the inspiration

  21. John this is gorgeous, my shopping list is growing as all the stamps shown today are stunning.
    Looking forward to show tomorrow, xxx

  22. Beautiful card, love the ribbon running through , and what a lovely sentiment .
    Elaine H X

  23. Good morning John such a plethora of goodies absolutely delightful set again. Love from Jackie xx

  24. Morning John, yet another beautiful card.
    Will have to the stamping blocks out now.
    Tina T

  25. Good morning John, your card is gorgeous, I love the colour you have used, hugs Johanna

  26. Good morning John, your card is gorgeous, I love the colour you have used, hugs Johanna

  27. Lovely stamps John. I love Lily of the Valley and I like how you have created your background. SueL x

  28. Hello John

    Wow.......I love this collection of stamps.

    The sentiments are great and I love the way they look, the main word larger and the others more delicate. Must haves for any crafter!

    The card today is beautiful and love the use of gilding flakes.

    So looking forward to seeing you demo on Hochanda next month.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  29. Lovely card John. Lily of the Valley always reminds me of the good times of my childhood and my grandmother who was a really lovely lady. Thanks for the reminder. :) xxxx

  30. A stunning card John you are a very gifted crafter o love your work
    Thank you June Horrocks xxxx

  31. Hi John,
    lovely stamps and a lovely card. When will we see the stamps in the shops?
    Hugs, Rose

  32. Hi John - this is a very pretty card, and I really LOVE the sentiment on it, perfect for those special people in life! The stamps are really good, and we are all looking forward to seeing you demo these on Hochanda! Hugs Gilly x

  33. Hi John
    Awesome Stamps Can't Wait To Purchase, I'm Looking Foward To Watching You On Hochanda.
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  34. Hi John,
    Beautiful stamps, love the card it's gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing,

  35. Hi John, I think these will be perfect for the smaller card sizes. Love the short sentiments with the lines. Congratulations on the release.


  36. Hi John, beautiful stamps and beautiful card, Very elegant.

  37. Stunning! Love lily of the valley.
    Linda xxx

  38. Beautiful stamps and card. I love Lilly of the Valley!

  39. Yet another brilliant set of stamps. Thanks John they are all fab. Luv jxxx

  40. More gorgeous stamps and a lovely card John. Lily of the Valley was my Mum's favourite flower and she would have loved these stamps. Pat x

  41. Another beautiful set I bet Ang is beaming with delight Lily of the Valley always remind me of my dear old mum She must have had LofV soap or perfume or someting