Friday, 13 January 2012

A hard Decision

Hi all, I have made a really hard decision today,  I have stepped down from Lili of the Valley,  most of you will know how hard this decision has been to make, I have been with Lili of the Valley for a long time and I absolutely love their images, as I know you all do, and Lisa and Laila have been like family to me.  I have made so many friends through working for them especially  all you lovely people who visit the stands at the exhibitions your kind words when you have visited will always be with me and I will treasure them.  But I feel as if I have neglected very important things by getting so tied up in crafting, like family and non crafting friends and recent personal experiences have made me realise just how remiss I have been as a Mum.

I will of course  still be posting lots of cards using my beloved images and be the first in line to buy the new releases, and I will still continue to run Lilis Little Fairies Challenge, couldn’t let all you LOTV lovers down now could I

Anyway I am not really in the mood to make or post a card but I will defo be posting one tomorrow.

Lastly I would like to thank Lisa and Laila for all they have done for me and for allowing me to be the first to play with their fantastic products,  I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Hugs

Jacs xxxx

 

48 comments:

Pami said...

This is very sad news Jacqui, you have to do what is right for you and your family. I will still look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and I will be joining in with the challenge as much as I can! Hugs, Pami x

Joey said...

Biggest of hugs to you Jacqui, cant imagine how hard that was a decision to make. Joey x

~ Ali ~ said...

Sending you mahoosive hugs Mrs....Luvs ya

Ali x

PatR said...

Know exactly where you are coming from Jacqui. Big hugs xxx

Annie said...

I am sure you will be missed at LOTV Jacqui, but I totally understand what you are saying. I'll still be stopping by to check you out, even if I don't always get time to leave a comment. take care,
love and hugs,
annie x

misteejay said...

That really must have been a difficult decision.

I'm sorry I haven't been by to comment lately but Blogger has been causing me problems with a few blogs - I haven't even been able to get in and view...fingers crossed all is well now.

There are some really fab cards amongst your recent posts and I just loveyour Saturated Canary images.

Big hugs
Toni xx

Marcea said...

{{{huggles}}}

xxxxxxxxxx

Cathy said...

Awww Jacqui, that is sad news as you have been an amazing designer for LOTV. BUT family and life are more important than crafting, and you must do what is right for you and your family.

Sending you HUGE {{{{hugs}}}}
cathy xx

PS might see you at the NEC?? xx

Debbie said...

Hi Jacqui, a tough decision for you but you have to do what is right for you dearie.Lots of Love and support to you.Love Debbie x

Archies Mum said...

Sad to hear that you are having to step down Jacqui, but I suppose there are only so many hours in the day. Can I just say that I thought you were a brilliant teacher when I met you at the LOTV colouring course, really enjoyed the day. I'm glad I got the opportunity of meeting you.

Chris x said...

Hi Mummy Fairy,
Sending a big cuddle just for you.
Chris xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw that must have been a very hard decision to make. So plesed you are still on the DT team. Big Hugs, Judy x

mandy said...

aww sorry to hear tht jacs but im sure it was the rite decision as family and friends truly come 1st glad to see tht u will still be posting your creations when u can I will be looking out for them as your cards are fab !! I sent u an email about winning the punches from 1st lotv challenge did u recieve it ?? hugs mandy xxx

Sarah said...

Sending you big hugs hun. That would've been such a hard decision for you to make but I can completely understand where you have come from. Family and friends mean so very much. I'll still be a loyal follower even if I don't always get a chance to comment. xx ♥ ♥

Tracey T said...

I can imagine how hard this decision must have been to make, but as the others have said, you have to do what is right for you. The main thing is that you are happy - this has to be the end result of whatever decision you have made. Sending a big hug, Tracey xx

downrightcrafty said...

so sad but totally understand
Hugs Kate xx

Pamela said...

Sorry to hear this Jacqui, but quite understand your decision. We sometimes have to stand back and re-evaluate
things and of course family has to come first.

Hugs
Pam xx

julie_woolston said...

Jacqui I am so sorry to here your news I totally understand tho, I will still look forward to seeing some of your creations, you are a very talented lady as are many other Crafter's, sending you big hugs.

Hugs Julie x

Diane said...

This must have been so difficult for you Jacqui and I shall miss seeing you at the shows but, on a positive note, you're not disappearing from the crafting world altogether - just cutting back on your workload. I'm sure you'll enjoy having more time for the family and I'll see you around blogland!
Diane x

Sandra said...

So sad to hear your stepping down but at least we will see your lovely creations:) Sandra H

Frea said...

Oh dear, that is rather sad news. But I know everything about lack of time so I understand your decision. I hope you have a great weekend, hugs Frea

Brigitte said...

We will all miss you!!! I hope that you will take the time to relax and take care of yourself and your family. Hugs Brigitte

Di said...

Sometimes the hardest decisions seem pretty awful at the time. BUT, I hope you wake up in the mornings in future feeling less pressure and able to have more time with your family Jacqui. I think you will, this is the first step to breaking into your own life again! Di xx

Lorraine said...

Very sad news Jacqui, and I will certainly still be keeping an eye on your blog as your cards are brill and give so much inspiration to us all. Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww im sure you will be missed, i hope you feel better for making the decision, big hugs hun, sue,xx

craftymum said...

How sad Jacqui. Your cards are so inspiring. But family comes first and its not like you are stopping making cards
hugs Sarah x

Niki Estes said...

Sorry to hear you had to make this difficult decision, but I certainly understand why. Hugs, Jacqui!

MagsB said...

Sweetie, what a hard decision that must have been. But you're absolutely right, family and friends must come first. *HUGS*

love Mags B x

Mau xx said...

So sad to hear this Jacqui, but at some point we all need to take stock of our lives and make changes. Hope things settle down for you and we look forward to seeing your posts xxxxxx Huge Hugs Mau xx

Vicky McClean said...

Aww i love everything you make Jac and i know how much you love LOTV, so im sure it was a decision you really wrestled with, i too had to make a hard decision like that in August last year but when you have to do it, you have to do it, i will still follow your blog as i know everyone else will, hugs to you , Vick xxxx
www.the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YT : Vixcrafts

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Sending you lots of love, you will be sadly missed but enjoy your family and time to yourself, Heidi x

Pinkllilac said...

Sending you a big hug your way Jacqui as I know how much of a hard desision this must have been for you.
Big Hugs Linda

lin70 said...

Hi Hun, a very hard decision but the right one. You are still the number one crafter in my eyes and always will be. You will now have time to teach me everything you know.
Love You to the moon and back.
Huge Hugs
Lin
XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Jacqui,
Sorry to hear that you are standing down from LOTV, but family and friends are important and time spent with them is so special, you have made the right choice, and will have lots of special times with family and friends, we have loved your designs and cards and look forward to visiting and seeing more of them on your blog
many hugs
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Elaine said...

Of course you will be greatly missed Jacqui..as soon as I think of LOTV the first name that pops in my head is yours, but your family and other personal commitments must take priority. I imagine it must've been a really hard decision for you to make so I'm sending you a big, squishy hug.

Love Elaine xxx

May said...

very sad news, but you have to do what is best for you & family x x big Hugs May x x x x x x x

Nicola said...

Sorry you have had to make this decision sweetie but I understand why. LOTV will never be the same without you cos you helped put them where they are today.
Big Fairy Huggles xxx

Elise said...

Oh Jacqui .. I am like .. my heart has dropped. :( I am truly going to miss you dearly. Although I've not worked with you for long, I feel like I've known you for quite a bit of time and yes you are our Mummy Fairy!

I can totally understand that you need time to do other "life" things. Those are most important I agree.

I am giving you the hugest of hugs and I am going to miss you so much!

Love,
Elise

paola said...

I am gobsmacked to say the least, i am sure the team are gonna miss you stax and i sure will miss seeing your amazing cards featuring LOTV coming into my reader, having said all of that i know what your reasoning is as family should always come first, the other thing that you shouldnt forget is one door closes opening another of opportunity, wishing you everything of the very best
smiles
Paola

Marion said...

Hi Jacqui,
Such sad news but family must always come first. So glad you are going to carry on running the challenge.
Best of luck
hugs
Marion

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Jacqui, just read about your passport debacle and the drunken tramp. Also just read this on the LOTV blog. I am so surprised but quite understand. Crafting can take over your life if you let it. I had hoped to see you at the LOTV stand at Hobbycrafts. Maybe you will still be going there though. Glad you are continuing to run the challenge. Hugs Marianne xxx

Squirrel x said...

Sending you the biggest of hugs hun. Totally understand your reasons and just wanted to thank you for all the LOTV inspiration you have shared with us so far - and I must also thank you for my empty bank account, lol! Very pleased you are continuing with the challenge though, after all, we couldn't let you escape completely could we. Sxxx

Shazza said...

sending you a big hug Jacqui, must have been a difficult decision but family comes first - I sometimes forget that myself when crafting/blogging overtakes me
x

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Hi Jacqui

Sorry to hear this news but I will still follow your blog. You are a great inspiration to us all.

Caz

June Nelson said...

Aw what a shame and ivbe just met you, never mind lovely lady you have to do what is best for you, and im pleased your still going to run our challenges huggies june xxx

Marjorie said...

Aw hun!! it must have been a hard decision to make, but totally understand where you are coming from..
Biggest of hugs,
Marjorie
xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Don't know how I managed to miss this post Jacqui! So very sorry you're leaving LOTV. Glad that you're staying on as Mummy Fairy. Big hugs, Jayne xx

Lorraine A said...

I am really sorry to hear this Jacqui :-( your LOTV creations are 2nd to none and am sure you will be sadly missed by everyone at LOTV !

sending HUGE HUGS and best wishes for the future xx

luv n hugs
Lols x x x

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