Monday, 18 August 2014


Hi everyone!
Monday again so its little ole me, Lou, in with a share for you today. 

I decided to go with 'Yvonne'. I don't know why I love this rubber stamp so much but she is just so fabulous and I love that she has a real woman figure! I love that!!

I coloured her up with my promarkers and then it was time to sploosh some papers together. The MME 6x6 Unforgettable pad made that super easy so a bit of roughing up the edges and a few of those delicious Prima Camille flowers to the bottom corner. I tucked in a La La Land heart doily too, well its too cute to miss out!!!

Recently I have been trying to ease myself out of adding sentiments to my cards, its a really tough thing to teach myself to do but I do love the fact that its an open event card if you do that! then you can just add the sentiment when you need it!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

SC Shay.....

 Good Norning! DT Jane here.......horrible windy wet day here in Fort William, a day for hiding in my cupboard making cards I think! One more day and then I am back to work after being off for the summer!
Anyways on to my card!  I have used the cute wee Shay for my card today from the Little Darlings Saturated Canary Range....and I have coloured her with my pencils....I have kept it all pretty simple as these papers are gorgeous and I couldn't bear to cover them up with embellishments! They are BoBunny Isabella....the tiny details on the papers are so beautiful, I don't know if you can make out in the pic below the wee cluster of butterflies in the corner......just gorgeous....can you tell I love papers!
Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Home is Where the Heart is

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

For my card today I have used some gorgeous papers made by Simple Stories. They have been cut with  Die-Namics Blueprints 12 and 13 and the beautiful flower is the wonderful Die-Namics Gerbera Daisy.

Items Used:

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

Friday, 15 August 2014

Twinkle Toes for a Special Someone

Happy Friday! DT Linda here. This is my first post for Dies to Die for in my new Friday spot, I've moved from Tuesday since Friday became vacant as it works out a little easier for me with other postings and my family and social stuff.  Talking of family, the card I'm sharing today was made for my beautiful daughter's birthday which was on Monday.  She's 25, blimey that really makes you feel old when your 'baby' turns a quarter of a century lol.

Anyway, this is what I made for her, I thought Twinkle Toes form Whimy's Time for Tea collection, was quite appropriate as she did loads of dancing and dance competitions when she was younger, so she really was a Twinkle Toes hehe.

I used the My Precious Daughter collection from Pion Design (love this collection and also the new Pion Christmas collection, Days of Winter,  which Tracy now has in stock in the store here. Expect a make from me with these new papers soon, they're lush!), I thought these papers were very fitting for a card for my daughter as well as being downright gorgeous. I mostly used the 12 x 12 versions. The beautiful border at the top is cut with the MFT Crown Border

I coloured her with distress inks, full colours used plus more photos and details can be found on my blog.

She's mounted on some pierced ovals cut with the Pierced Ovals Stax from MFT. I dotted her around with some Liquid Pearls.

I inked all the edges of my papers with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, before distressing them and hand stitching them with top stitch thread. The little banners on the top left were cut with the Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax from MFT. Flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.
I cut a little butterfly and a pair of tickets from the element sheet and added them to my card. 

Finally I decorated the inside with a piece from one of the 6 x 6 sheets to match the front and stamped a Happy Birthday to You sentiment from the Impression Obsession  Life Stuff Sentiments set.

Well that's all from me today but I'll be back next Friday with something new for you.
Have fun! : )  x x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Pion Design - Shoreline Treasures

Hello everyone and a very happy Wednesday to you all.  It's Ann-Marie here as it's my turn to post something for you today.

Okay so you know when you have a card to make for someone and you're not quite sure what to do for them as you know they don't do girly and flowery and cute.  Well I had one of those I needed to make so here is what I came up with.

I know she likes her animals and her favourite colour is blue so what did I do I turned to Pion Design 'Shoreline Treasures' papers of course!! I used Shoreline Treasures 'Iris Sibirica' and 'Bottom of the Sea' and used my Spellbinders die to cut the image from a tag on the 'Shoreline Treasures Tags' sheet and layered them up using the dies and foam pads for depth.  I added some 'Western Eyelet Trim' ribbon to soften it a little together with some blue ribbon and a big bow.  It was missing just a little something when I put it all together so just added four My Mind's Eye 'Just Splendid' wooden dots which finished the card off lovely.

Items Used

Image:  Pion Design 'Shoreline Treasures Tags' sheet
Papers:  Pion Design Shoreline Treasures 'Iris Sibirica' and 'Bottom of the Sea'

Okay so that's all from me today, thank you for stopping by.

Take care, 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Beary Sweet- Wryns Panda.......

Morning everyone! its a Lou post day again and I just had to go for cute!!

Have you all peeked in on the newest Tiddly Inks stamps in the shop? they are just gorgeous.

I had a tough time choosing which cutie to use for my post but went with Beary sweet Wryn's panda, I love her hat! I neeeeeed one!!!

And oh my! the Frantic Stamper swirl die...oh my! its beautiful. I gentle pressed it around my promarker pen barrel to get the rounded feel to it and ohhhhh is this one going to get used a whole tonne!

Rigth, I've waffled enough to you all!! going to get a cup of tea before I decide what to do with my day!
Thank you for popping in,
Lou xx

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Artist Trading Cards....

 Good Morning! DT Jane here and today I have made some ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I am pretty new to these but have seen loads of gorgeous ones on Pinterest! I have used some yummy papers from Teresa Collins called Save the Date and the flowers were made with the Die-namics Botanical Beauty Dies and there are a few enamel dots on there too...

Thanks for popping by!!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

It’s A Breeze :)




Good morning sweet peeps.
Dawny P here with a spot of Thursday cardage for you.

And ….

… this is the very chap here.

The super sweet  image I used is called Breeze and she is one of the new CC Designs images.

I coloured her with the following Copics -


Skin E000, E00, E13, R00, R02,
Hair E31, E35, E39, E50
The rest E30, E31, E35, E50, G99, V000, V04, V06, V12, V15, V91, V95, YG00, YG03, YG95


The pretty paper is Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour - Grandma's Old Porcelain.

I really struggled to choose which side of this paper to use as they are both so gorgeous.
Mrs Predictable wanted the plaid and Mrs Dosomethingdifferentforachange  wanted the floral.

Mrs Predictable won.

She usually does!!!!





The bloom was made using Marianne Design Creatables - Flowers Style 1  and Marianne Design Creatables - Flower – LR0107 dies. 
Apols for the blurry pic!!).




I printed the sentiment out and added the little flourish from the Marianne Design Creatables - Flowers Style 1 set

The little clouds are Joy Crafts Clouds – sooo sweet : )









Full deets can be found over at my blog 

So there you are for another week.
I’ll see you next Thursday but till then, have the best weekend and hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Pion - My Precious Daughter

Hello everyone, Ann-Marie here with my usual Wednesday inspiration for you.

Well I really couldn't resist using these absolutely gorgeous Pion Design Precious Daughter papers again I am so smitten with them!  So what did I do with them well I decided I didn't want to just make a card so I made a little wall hanging from a 6 x 6 canvas I had lying around and which I thought would just go lovely in my daughter's bedroom.  Here's some piccies and the links to the goodies used:-

Items Used

Papers:  Pion Design - My Precious Daughter 'Alma's Dress' and 'Baby Doll'

Okay that's all from me today.  I hope you are having a fab Wednesday.

Take care.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sew Lovely Vintage Violet

Happy Tuesday crafters! DT Linda here and I'm very happy to be here today to share my inspiration post with you because I really love the way this turned out. You know how sometimes you see something on someone's blog or FB and you think, wow, I would love to be able to make something like that....well when I finished this card I felt almost like that except it was my own work!  I hope that doesn't sound too vain, I'm just sooo happy with this one, it really is one of my best ever works (in my opinion).

Soooo what did I make?  Well some time ago now Tracy sent me some lovely Carta Bella papers, Sew Lovely  and though I really liked them, I really wasn't coming up with any inspiration for using them.  Then more recently I received a die set Stitched with Love  by Taylored Expressions in my DT pack to play with, I decided they were made for each other and put them together with Vintage Violet by Saturated Canary from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  Now I know there's nothing on this stamp to do with sewing, but she always makes me feel like she puts her outfits together from vintage buys on an old sewing machine.

Anyway, here's what I made putting them all together.

I also added a Memory Box Button Border at the top of my card. I've distressed and inked all my papers and hand stitched them with top stitch thread. Violet is coloured with distress ink, pads and markers.
Colours used can be found on my blog here.
I cut her out with a Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles nestie.

I cut all the dies cut pieces from a sheet of Bazill Basic, I'm sorry but I can't remember which colour this was, and then backed them with plain white card stock, this makes them less bendy.

Finally I decorated the inside with scraps of paper to complement the front.

I hope you like my make for today as much as I do, I only hope I can do as well on the next one!!

That's all from me for today, but I'll see you again next week, but as a heads up from next week I'll be posting on Fridays instead of Tuesdays, so until next Friday, have fun! : ) x x

Monday, 4 August 2014

Ricky hanging around.....

Stamp- Tiddly Inks  Ricky Hanging Around .
Morning everyone!

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. I wanted to share a good old boy make with you all today!

This is Ricky Hanging Around from the Tiddly Inks clear stamp range and I just love him. I really struggle when it comes to boy cards so having one that I love makes it soooo much fact I love all the Tiddly Inks boys!! they are just so wonderful to work with.

The paper is from my stash at home, along with the gardeners tape and punched twigs but you can get Ricky and the Vine border with the links under the photo up there!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Numbers Birthday.............

 DT Jane here.....and today I have a lets have a play and see what happens card!lol
I have die cut all the numbers from the Die-namics By The Number set and then stuck them down and painted over the card......then I used my lovely new stencil from Memory Box and dabbed some white paint and also flicked a few wee splodges too! Then added a bronze 50!
I hope you like!

Friday, 1 August 2014

Little Indian

Hey Lovelies, Happy Friday! Its with a heavy heart I write this post, as its my last for Dies to Die for. I am trying to make a bit more time for family stuffs, but I am going to miss all my lovely teamies so much. Thank you so much for having me Tracy <3

So on to my card. Its another cute little boy card again. I used the sweet little Indian Warrior from Nellie Snellen.

I have coloured him up with my copics, and matched him with Echo Park Thats my boy papers. I had to hold myself back from the flowers as its a boy's card. so I did another little button arrangement instead.

Hope you all have a super fab weekend. xxx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

'Under the Stars'

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

Well today I have a little something Christmassy to show you.  I know it may be a little early for some but for me I must say its been on my mind for a few weeks now that I should get started so here is my first Christmas card of the year.

First off I chose my image and I have a soft spot for Bildmalarna images so I used 'Under the Stars' and I so love this stamp.  Next I chose my papers and went with Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics '8th December' and '9th December' and these are simply beautiful folks.  I decided to distress the edges a little with my scissors and then inked over them with Tim Holtz 'Walnut Stain' distress ink.  A few dies used on my card this time so I've listed them below with links to the store as usual.  What I love about Christmas cards is I can add tons of sparkles so my card would not be complete without a dose of 'star dust' Stickles on a few edges and die cuts.

Items Used

Papers:  Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics '8th December' & '9th December'

Okay that's all from me today folks, I hope I have inspired you to get a little crafty and maybe make a start on those Christmas cards we all need to make.

Happy Wednesday.
Take care. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Goldie Locks

Morning folks! It's Tuesday and that means it's Linda here with my inspiration post.  I'm very late getting finished and barely have any time so this will be a brief post with no drivel from me lol.

This week I coloured up an older Elisabeth Bell stamp called Goldie Locks.  Tracy has these older ones on sale in the shop, so it's worth having a look and picking up a bargain.

I used the lovely A Day in May collection of papers by Pion Design and coloured her with distress inks. The card is lovely and subtle but sadly it's looking a little washed out in the photos. I've distressed, inked and stitched all my papers.

I popped a Heart Doily from La-La Land Crafts behind her . On the other side is a little stack of banners cut with MFT's Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax.  I dotted a few of MME's Dots, these are Necessities - Wood and they really do look like wood, sooooo cute.

Well that's all from me this week, this humid weather is really knocking my mojo recently, but I'll be back next week to share some more inspiration.  Stay cool and have fun! 

Linda :) xx

Monday, 28 July 2014

Up Up Bean.....

stamps- TGF Up Up Bean.

Morning everyone! its Lou in today with a little bit of The Greeting Farm gorgeousness for you today!
The Bean range is still by far my fav ever range of their stamps and I can't get enough of them! I decided to go the good old paper piecing fun route with this one, her little balloons were just calling out for some dp on them! he he he!!

I also just LOVE the Taylored Expressions Designer Mini Tags, they work so awesomely with the Taylored Expressions Many Minis sentiments stamp set, I just think they are fabulous!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Little Lady Bug.......

Happy Sunday!  DT Jane here with a little ladybug for you! We rarely see them in our garden and they are one of my faves!  This is Little Lady Bug from LDRS Saturated Canary Range and I have coloured her on Kraft card...something I rarely do and need a bit more practice I think!

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out the new goodies in the store!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Lizzy Lady

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

For my card today I have used a sweet stamp by Joy! Crafts, she is called Lizzy Lady and the beautiful papers are Glitz Designs, Hello Friend. Both of these items are in The Sale at the moment!
The image has been layered onto a Double Scallop Doily die by Whimsy and the pretty flowers are made with Cheery Lynn - Sweet Christine die.

Items Used:
Papers Glitz Design Papers Hello Friend 6 x 6 Pad
Whimsy Shapeology Dies Double Scallop Doily Die

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

Friday, 25 July 2014

Lets Play!

Hey lovelies, Happy Friday! Jen here, I thought I would share a fun boy's card as my inspiration today.

I have coloured up Hopperhop by Nellie Snellen with my Copics. I have used MME - Fine and Dandy Boy papers. I popped a little Whimsy Sentiment from the Boy talk collection.

Thanks for popping by, have a great weekend all xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Sweet Mimosa




Good morning sweet peeps – phew it’s another hot one!!!
Dawny P
here and it’s my turn to post today.


And here’s ….


… my card.

It features a Bildmalarna image  and this one is the sweet Mimosa Guitar.
I’ve never coloured one of these images before but they are  just gorgeous, and I coloured her with the following Copics -


Skin E000, E00, E13, R00, R02,
Hair E31, E35, E39, E50
The rest B0000, B05, B23, B32, B39, B93, B97, E30, E41, E42, E43, E50, E87, R00, R045, YG00, YG03, YG95


So just one or two then lol!!!


The beautiful papers are Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour - White Daisies – verry pretty I think .





See the border there with the lace on?

Well this is the strip on the bottom of the plaid paper …


Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour - White Daisies


… you can see it on here.
I thought it was too good not to use.



I haven’t used it for a while I now but I thought it had been idle for long enough!!
Yes I’m talking about the good old
Magnolia Doohickey Leaf and Swirl die.

In fact, I thought that as it had been slacking for soooo long, I would use it twice : )



So that’s my card for today and thank you so much for stopping by.
Full details can be found on
my blog.

Have a fabulous day, stay cool and I’ll see you next week.
Hugs, Dawny xx