Monday, 26 January 2015

LDRS Saturated Canary Amber.

Stamp- Amber.
Morning everyone!

I'm back!! I also have share of LDRS Amber for you all today. She was my make for last week but I was too late to share her so I saved her for this weeks post over here!!

I love this stamp, she is good for so many things but I am still in valentine mode so I got loved up with her!!

The papers in the MME Unforgettable paper pack made it easy though! they have these cute little quote pages in there so I grabbed a couple of those to embellie up!!

Thanks for peeking in!
Lou xxx

Friday, 23 January 2015

Romantic Eva

Happy Friday everyone, DT Linda here and so it's nearly the weekend!  I've been super busy this week working on some secret projects that I can't tell you about just yet, but I will say it's terribly exciting!

I must admit to being just a little bit in love with today's card, the mojo was just racing along with this one, I had so much fun making it.

The beautiful girl is Eva, a Saturated Canary image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.
Isn't she gorgeous? 

I went for a romantic vintage feel with this and it could easily be sent as a Valentines card as for a birthday or other occasion.  For that reason I didn't add a sentiment to the card....well that and I ran out of room lol!


I coloured her with my Distress Markers, and colours can be found on my blog here. I cut her out with one of my MFT Pierced Ovals dies I added a few dots of liquid pearls around my image.
I used some lovely sale papers from Bildmalarna and layered them up, inked and hand sewed them as usual.


and decorated the inside simply to complement the front.



Well that's all from me today, do head over to my blog if you want more details and photos. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you next Friday! :) xx

  

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

"Serena"

Hello everyone it's Ann-Marie popping in today to share a crafty make with you all.  

For my card I got to play with the sweetest fairy from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - From the Hollow collection called 'Serena' and coloured her up with my copics.  I took my colour inspiration from Websters Pages 'Parkdrive' paper pack and this is a beautiful collection of papers and are a lovely quality to work with but I seem to have managed to cover the majority of them up but trust me they're gorgeous.




Items Used


Okay that's all from me today.  Enjoy the remainder of your week and I hope you get to sneak in a little crafting.  

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xxx



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Yvonne.....

Good Morning!
Jane here...can't quite believe that Tuesday has come around already!
Now please be gentle with me.....I have dug out my Distress Inks and am determined to master the art of colouring with them!
This is LDRS Saturated Canaries Yvonne coloured with Distress Inks

Saturday, 17 January 2015

One of my Peeps

Good Morning Everyone

My card today features a fabulous image and sentiment by Stamping Bella with some colourful papers  by My Minds Eye. I have used  Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Edges to shape the lower edge of my card blank and the flower is one of my favourites - Die-Namics Upsy Daisy.






Items Used:
Stamp and sentiment  - Stamping Bella - One of my Peeps coloured with Promarkers
Die-Namics Upsy Daisy

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
bye for now
Sue xx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Serenade Moments for Valentines or Anytime

Morning all! Linda here.Well that's another week almost done and looking forward to my weekend again. With Valentines seemingly just around the corner I'm sure you're getting a huge chunk of Velentine's cards thrown your way to look at. So my card today which has a definite love theme and would make a perfect card for Valentine's, but also for other occasions because I steered away from the 'traditional' Valentine colours of pink and red (ok there is a little red in there, but really not enough to make a difference).

This super cute stamp is one of the Candibeans range, isn't it lovely? I'm still on my Distress Ink colouring kick...well my OH bought my a bunch for Christmas so it would be rude not too.



I've not added the colours used today because to be honest I coloured it a couple of weeks back and I've forgotten doh!


The beautiful papers are from the new Maja collection Nyhavn, aren't they just scrummy, they are limited edition though so they won't be available forever.  Lovely colours and made me feel quite summery in the middle of winter!


As usual I've inked and hand stitched all my layers.


Love that cut out heart die and the edging round the card is made from a large die cut into pieces. I used the border strip from one of the papers to make up a little sentiment banner.


Well that's all from me for today, I will see you again next Friday with some more inspiration :) xx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Monster Mash.....

Good Afternoon!
Jane here with a wee monster make for you!
I have developed a bit of a thing for anything Lawn Fawn at the minute.....my purse is not liking me!....I have used the Monster Mash Stamps and co-ordinating Die set for this card....it is out of stock at the moment but there are loads of other lovely sets too...next on my list are these cute robot stamps
The super yummy papers are from Echo parks Summer Days pad.
Have a lovely day!
Jane
xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

You have my heart....

Stamps - You have my heart.
Morning everyone!

I hope you all had wonderful weekends. Its me, Lou, in to post today and  I just had to get busy with some of the new Dienamics releases I treated myself to last week! ...well they were too cute to resist!!

I have to say that Dienamics Tag Builder Blue Prints 3 is going to be my favourite little die set for a while! its just wonderful and so much fun to play with!

Thank you for popping in
Lou xxx


Sunday, 11 January 2015

'You're Amazing'

Hello everyone it's Ann-Marie popping in today to share a little something with you all.  Today I have a card that is completely out of my comfort zone as there's no colouring, designer paper or ribbon involved but I do love how it turned out and I think it's a good thing to challenge yourself to do something a little different from your norm occasionally.

For my card I used the 'Gingham Background' stamp from My Favourite Things which is a lovely big stamp to work with and stamped up beautifully and teamed this up with one of the sentiments from the My Favourite Things 'Banner Greetings' set and used the matching Die-namics 'Banner Greetings' die to cut out the sentiment which makes things a whole lot easier.  I then layered this up on to a die cut heart made using Nellie's Multi Frames 'Heart' set which is actually on offer in the store.  Anyway, let me show you the outcome.



Items used


Okay, that's all from me today.  I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xxx






Saturday, 10 January 2015

Beary Happy Birthday

Good Morning Everyone

For today's card I have used an image and sentiment from MFT Die-Namics Cool Day Stamp Set which is perfect for Winter Birthdays. I have paper-pieced the bear's jumper, hat and cup. The background has been made with a selection of Die-Namics dies - I have added all the links to the products used below my photo.




Items Used:

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
Bye for now
Sue xx

Friday, 9 January 2015

I dream of Genie with the Lime Green Hair

Happy Friday everyone! Linda here.  It was my first week back at work today after my holidays (well I say week I was only in for 2 days lol) and I'm already missing my craft corner, it was really nice to have the time to really go all out and get creative.

I'd been itching to ink up this stamp for quite a while now and yeah I know that maybe genies are supposed to be all floaty and ethereal BUT, look at that funky hair? To me she was crying out to be totally edgy and cool.

I was originally going to colour her with my Copics, or Inktense pencils, but I got all these new colours for Christmas that I wanted to play with and it seems you can go bold and bright with Distress Ink and still keep that translucent delicate look, it shouldn't work, but it does.  I hope you like her.

I've added links to products used at the end of my post. 


If you want to know the colours used, please head over to my blog

Then I covered her trousers and top with Glamour Dust, which looks really lovely and sparkly, but I could not get the camera to pick it up hardly at all.


I edged my papers (these are old Glitz ones called Hoopla but you can get them in a sale bundle which is a really super deal) with Old Paper Distress Ink and hand stitched them all with Top Stitch thread and edged all the dies with the same ink and some splodges of Gesso.  The dies here are from Cheery Lynn and Little Darlings.



Finally I decorated the inside to complement the front and spritzed the whole up with some flowers, lace and ribbon and some little sparklies from my stash.



Well that's it from me, I do hope you liked my take on Genie and I'll see you again next week! :) xx

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Coffee Time...............

Afternoon!!!
Jane here with a coffee themed make to share!
I have been watching a lot of Youtube videos lately on shaker style cards and have been dying to have a go myself....so this is what I have come up with.....
I have used the Die-namics Traditional Tag Stax to cut my aperture piece and filled with some sequins I have had forever!
The sentiment is from the fab Perk Up set of stamps from MFT and the coffee cup is from the Die-namics Coffee Cup set..

Jane
xx

Monday, 5 January 2015

Bowie...


HI everyone! its Lou in with a little post for you today!

I had a few little gift bags left over from christmas presents so I thought I would jazz one up a little with Bowie! she is so cute! I do love decorating little bags, its a quick but fun project to do and I love the end result.

I fussy cut Bowie out after colouring ( ...fiddly but fun!!) added a little twine and then stamped my sentiment down in the bottom right to finish it off.

Now I Just need me someones birthday to wrap a little pressie in!!!

Thank you for peeking in!
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Woodland Winter

Hello everyone Ann-Marie popping in today to share a little craftiness with you all.

Okay so I know you've all probably had enough of anything Christmas related but Tracy sent me the most cutest set of stamps and as my Christmas stash was still out all over my craft room I couldn't resist playing with them.  The stamp set is 'Woodland Winter' by Taylored Expressions and you get such a fab choice to play with and if you look on the shop website here there is even a set of matching dies you can use.  I kept my card really simple I paper pieced the tree from a couple of sheets from the paper pad 'December Documented' by Simple Stories, coloured up the cute little squirrel with my copics and stamped out one of the sentiments in the stamp set.  Such a simple card but I love it.



Items Used

stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

Okay so that's all from me today.  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xx

Monday, 29 December 2014

Bugs & Kisses.........

Hi everyone! 
Wow monday whizzed round fast again! I have had such an uber duber fabby christmas week! I hope you've all had a lovely one too.

I've had time to have a first go with this fabulous Lawn Fawn stamp and Die set that Little Mo and I treated ourselves too before christmas. We both fell straight in love with it! it really is the cutest set so be warned for weekly postings of variations on this set!! he he he!!

Thank you for popping in, all the linkies are above under the photo that you might need!!!

Hugs Lou xxxx



Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Butterfly.....

So today I have been inspired by this video.......but I do not have any word dies....can you believe that!!! 
So I thought I would try it with this beautiful butterfly die from Marianne designs....which doesn't quite work the same as a text die but I like how it has turned out


Monday, 22 December 2014

Santa Louis..........

Stamp- Santa Louis.
Hi everyone!!

Its Lou in with a post for you today. I am a squidge later than normal today..bad me! lol!! I didn't get my little tag quite finished before I went to work last night and then when I got home at 7:10am this morning I had to rush straight up to get a quick nap in as its holiday time and little Mo is not at school (....today is mostly being sponsored by espresso...!!!!).

In between being taught how to play Minecraft, making cinder toffee and playing with the dogs I have finally managed to get a piccy taken and write a bloggy post!!

Oh my...I am so in love with this little Stamping bella stamp. Mo Manning always knows howto capture magic in her stamps and this one just reminded me so much of my little guy and our 2 dogs that I just had to pop it in my shopping cart!

I cut the tag and stamped him just a little off to the side to get the nose of the pooch in, its too cute to miss out!!

The little stars are cut out with the off cuts of my Basic Grey Aspen paper from last week, there were a couple of oddments just sitting near my ebosser when I went to cut the stars out and I decided the blue tones would match his little dungarees.

I can't wait to get Little Mo's christmas present wrapped and pop his tag on, he will love it!

Right, time for more coffee....I look like a zombie today...I am going to take really good notice of the Minecraft playing going on by laying on the settee next to Mo...its purely just to watch and learn...no snoozing will be happening after 2 seconds......bwah ha ha ha!!!

Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Ready Set Snow!

Good Morning Everyone
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

I am here today to share 3 last minute Christmas cards that I made with some cute images and sentiments from Taylored Expressions Ready Steady Set Snow Stamp Set.
 The snowflake dies are Impression Obsession and the gorgeous felt flowers have been cut with an old favourite - Die-Namics Rolled Roses. The papers are by Bazzill Design.







Items Used:
Stamps -Taylored Expressions Ready Steady Set Snow Stamp Set.
Papers - Bazzill Countdown to Christmas and Believe 6 x 6 Printed Multipack
Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses
Impression Obsession Small Snowflakes Set
Cheery Lynn Holly Leaves
Wool Felt - Red

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my cards today.
Whilst I am here I would like to send you all good wishes for a very Happy Christmas.
Bye for now
Sue xx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Paper Doll Marci - Winter


Happy Friday everyone, it's Linda here on the last Friday before Christmas wheeeeeee!!

Today I'm sharing one of my last Christmas cards for the year, very soon I'll be switching to other stuff like Valentine's day and Spring cards.  I made this card for a friend who's a lover of all things slightly quirky, and I really think this stamp from La-La Land fits the bill. As usual links to products are at the end of the post.


I stamped my image with Versafine ink and coloured Marci in Distress Inks
You can find the colours used over on my blog


All papers were edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and hand stitched. I added lashings of Gesso to the finished creation


I tucked a little snowflake charm under the bow. The little mittens, hats and sock are a small die set from Whimsy called 'Bundled Up'.  I couldn't find it in the store, but I'm sure Tracy would order it for you if you asked her nicely.

Products used:


Well that's all from me today, I'm having a little break for 2 weeks for the Christmas hols, so I wish every one of you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!:) xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Yvonne...........

So have you ever made a card and it turns out a complete disaster?  Happened to me yesterday....trying to do to many things at the same time and it just all went wrong....in the bin it went and now the light has faded soooo badly that my photos are rubbish so I can only apologize...
I have used Yvonne for  my card from LDRS's Saturated Canary Range.....coloured with pencils and then mounted onto a fancy die and a piece of ribbon to finish!
Jane
xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Tiddly Inks Willow Greeting Fairy...

Morning all!!

ooooh christmas week is really coming in and I LOVE it!! in our house we have the little guy's birthday to celebrate tomorrow and then we go all out christmas!! We try to keep the excitement for the 2 special days separate so he gets a real birthday feeling, its so hard when its close to christmas!!

So my share for you all today is a make with Willow Greeting Fairy. This is one of the most delicious stamp sets I have, she is just magical. (The little brown coloured sentiment stamps on her image mat are LOTV)

Heres a picture of the set so you can see just what you get on there! too cute right?!!!




*NEW* Tiddly Inks - Willow Greeting Fairy

Right, time to pootle off! theres a cup of tea with my name on it!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Penguin Oops!

Good Morning Everyone

For my card today I have used the fabulous Die-Namics Merry Photo Card to frame a cute Whimsy image from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.
The icicle and snow drift borders are Die-Namics dies and the gorgeous snowflakes are by Impression Obsession.



Items Used:
Stardust Stickles

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Sue xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Anyone for Coffee?.....

How cute is this set of stamps and dies??!!
The stamp set is called Perk Up from My Favourite things and you can find it here and the dies are from Die-namics called Coffee Cup 

Jane
xx


Monday, 8 December 2014

Thanks for being you....

Hi everyone! 

Just popping in quick, before I take a shower and chill out after my night shift, with my make for today!! I colored and paper pieced this little cutie up, she is just adorable!! and then I added a few little die cut accents to the card to really highlight her.

This was an uber fun card to make!!

Thank you for peeking in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A little Christmas Willow

Happy Sunday folks, it's Ann-Marie popping in to share some Sunday crafting inspiration for you. 

Well I'm back on to Christmas cards but I thought I'd try a clean and simple look again and it's all about the image and colouring on this so no designer paper in sight!  The image comes with some cute little sentiments and additional images too.




Items Used


That's all from me today, thank you for stopping by.

Take care, 
Ann-Marie 
xxx





Saturday, 6 December 2014

Penguins Hang a Wreath

Good Morning Everyone
I hope you are all well.

My card today is a side stepper design to showcase an adorable image from Whimsy Stamps - Crissy Armstrong Collection. The sentiment is also by Whimsy Stamps as is the wonderful Jingle Bell Die.
The festive papers are Echo Park - Tis The Season.


Items Used:

Whimsy SC Designs Jingle Bells Die


Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
Bye for now
Sue xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Whimsy Simply Sentiments


I think I may have gremlins in my house today.....laptop not working, living room lamp not working...hoover making a strange sound!
I am attempting to write this post on my Ipad so heres hoping it works!
I have used Whimsy Stamps Simply Sentiments for my clean and simple cards...nice and quick to if you are ever in a rush for a card....or is that just me?
Please excuse the photo....I normally edit my pics on my laptop...I could cry, really hoping hubster can fix it!  I mounted each panel onto coloured card and added that to my card on foam pads and added a wee gem to each one.
Jane
Xx