Friday, 28 November 2014

Winter Princess

Happy Friday everyone! It's Linda here.First of all I'd like to say thank you to all the people who sent me messages of concern. I'm so sorry that I've not posted for a while now.  I had some personal stuff going on and some work stuff and health stuff and other stuff all rolled into one and I couldn't even face going into my crafty space to create.  My mojo had been completely squashed by it all. I'm feeling a bit better now and the mojo is slowly coming back, so you should start to see a bit more of me over the next couple of weeks.

Anyway, this is my Dies to Die for DT post for today and as I have a TON of stuff to catch up with I won't waffle on too much but will share pics and the products at the end.

It's also my son's birthday today, 27 years today, now that makes me feel OLD lol!

I'm very happy to be back with you all and I can't wait to catch up with all your makes.

Products Used

That's all from me for today, but I'll be back soon.

Big hugs,

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Test Tube Caddy......

OOOOoooooo I got to have a play with the Taylored Expressions Test Tube Caddy yesterday.......I love it!!
So easy to use and put together.....I used one to hold one of the test tubes I had made for my Craft Fair...the tube is quite fussy so I kept the holder pretty simple....yummy Christmas papers from Imaginisce.....the next one I have plans for a bit more decoration!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Another way to use those pretty papers......

Morning everyone!

Its Lou in for you today and I really had itchy use that silhouette and some lush papers feeling this week so I dug out some stunning papers from my bulk box buys and got to work.

I adore how this came out, I always forget how easy it is to use those 12x12 papers with my silhouette machine,it makes crafting sooooo much fun to slip out of card mode a little and use them for something neat and different. Now, if you feel the neeeeeed for a milk carton die there is one in the shop just crying to be used!!! you will find it HERE.

I am going to fill the little cartons with travel mini's. Mo is going to choose them for his Aunty Lorraine and Uncle Stuart who are jetting off for chrimbles in the U.S.

Thank you for popping in on me,

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Bauble

Good morning everyone and a very happy Sunday to you all.  I hope the weather is better where you are folks as its rather soggy here!

Anyway, I have another Christmas make to share with you today and this time I've made a Christmas bauble.  I used a cute little stamp from Taylored Expressions called 'Wishes on a Wire' which was lovely to colour up and of course I had to add lots of Stickles on the snow.  I took my colour inspiration for the image from the gorgeous Bazzill 'Countdown to Christmas' papers and I do love these such rich colours.

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Okay that's all from me today, thank you for stopping by and enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Take care.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cool Day

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

For my card today I have used a fabulous new stamp set from MFT Die-Namics called Cool Day. It's a really great set with lots of images and brilliant sentiments too. I have also used the matching Die set to cut out the polar bear and mittens. The landscape die is Die-Namics Tree Lines.
The gorgeous blue textured paper in the background is Bazzill Glazed Ocean Blizzard

Items Used:
Stamps- MFT Die-Namics Cool Day Stamp Set coloured with Promarkers

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
Sue xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Merry Christmas!....

It's all going a bit Christmas mad in my house as I madly try to get everything finished for my Craft Fair on Saturday!!
I saw this technique either in blogland or Pinterest....(I spend far too much time on both!!).....and have been itching to try it out...for a first attempt I am pretty pleased with it and it doesn't take long at all!
First I covered my cardstock with Faded Jeans DI, then I dabbed white ink over the stencil ( I used Memory Boxes Bubbles
The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Little Bits of Christmas Stamp set....which I have fallen in love with and has been added to my ever increasing wishlist! And of course a little bit of Stickles to finish off!!


Monday, 17 November 2014

A christmassy hello!!

Hi everyone!

well the christmas tunes have been on all weekend and I have been busy pootling away with christmassy makes!! I love it!!

For this one i decided to go with a really CAS base for my uber cute little bird from the Tiddly Inks for the birds clear stamp set, that I decided to fussy cut out and turn into a little robin for this job!!

Those gorgeous swooshes of brown are from the Die- namics Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set. I generously splodged on some Hero Arts Cup O' Jo Shadow ink, and stamped it twice, the lighter shade is from just re-stamping right away with the residue left over from the darker one. This ink is totally magic because when as dries it fills up all the little 'holes'.I really do love the effect it gave on this one. 

I cut one of the Die-Namics happy hellos dies and just added it on top of the swooshes of brown. Then with a little white gel pen I added some gentle snow flake dots around the card and popped my little robin on with a foam dot so he popped out some sitting on his little 'o'!!

Then I doodled a little around the edges of my card mats, theres nothing like a quick doodle to soften up those sharp edges!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs
Lou xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Two Turtle Doves

Hello everyone it's my turn, Ann-Marie, to share something with you all today.  

So what have I got to show you today; well I'm still in Christmas mode but this time I've made a little something for myself to keep.  I like all these pretty wall hangings I see in the shops so I thought hey I could make one of those and I like how it's turned out so I think I will make a couple more and have them hanging in my hallway at Christmas.

I inked up an older Whimsy Stamps Christmas image called 'Two Turtle Doves' by Elisabeth Bell and coloured her with my usual copics.  I teamed her up with some gorgeous Maja Design papers 'Vintage Winter' and these are so so pretty and they of course inspired my colour theme which has turned out quite traditional.  I added a Whimsy Stamps sentiment 'Holiday Postage Stamps' and distressed it up a little with Tim Holtz 'Walnut Stain' distress ink.

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Okay so that's all from me.  I hope you are all having a great weekend and have managed to get a little crafty too.

Take care.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Penny's Presents

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

For today's card I have used a sweet Candibean Stamp with a sentiment by Whimsy -  SC Designs Collection. The gorgeous Autumnal papers are Echo Park (in the sale at the moment!), the gingham paper is by Pion.  I have used one of my favourite Die-Namics flower dies and a Whimsy corner die.

Items Used:
Stamp - Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Candibean - Penny's Presents coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
MME Enamel Dots

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

Friday, 14 November 2014


Happy Friday all! It's DT Linda here and  I'm a very happy bunny today for several reasons, firstly I have a few days holiday from work, secondly my beautiful daughter is coming to visit this weekend and finally I absolutely love my card today, it turned out so well!

This is 'Amber', one of the new Saturated Canary collection from Little Darlings Rubber Stamp, isn't she lovely? I just adore her.

I've coloured her up with my Copics today, you can find the colours I used over on my blog here.  I think she would look equally wonderful in Distress Inks,and I will certainly be colouring her in those another time,  but Copics suited this wonderful paper pad 'Ambrosia'  from Bo Bunny perfectly.
I've linked products used at the end of my post.

I cut her out with my pierced ovals from MFT and then slipped a couple of doilies cut with the Felicity Doily Die from Cheery Lynn. All edges have been inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.

I cut a lot of little butterflies with the Dancing Butterflies die from Memory box, to echo the little butterflies that are fluttering around her in the image. I edged the frame with this lovely TuTu trim in lilac, it's called purple, but it seems much more lilac to me!

Finally I decorated the inside to compliment the front, even adding a few more of those delightful butterflies. I was going to add a sentiment involving butterflies to the front of the card, but in the end there really wasn't enough room lol, but one can always be added to the inside if needed.

I hope you like my make for today, I have to admit I'm a little in love with her myself and it's going to be very hard to part with her!

See you soon :) xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

A little Penguin Joy!!

Morning everyone!!

oooooh christmas is getting ever closer and I absolutely love it! I have been playing away making my christmas cards this weekend. A mix of simple ones that are easy to post and floofy ones that I can hand over to family. This little cutie is one of my simple ones.

But honestly, these cute little penguins don't need anything else to go with them, they say it all with those chubby little cheeks don't they? awww they are so cute!! I also layered it out so that I can add a little name along the bottom when I decide whose card this is going to be, I love doing that too!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Mimosa - Christmas Flower

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope you've had a good weekend.  

I've been making Christmas cards again so I have one of them to share with you today.  I really do love Bildmalarna stamps and they have some gorgeous Christmas images and for my card I chose to use an older stamp but still one of my favourites.  This image is 'Mimosa - Christmas Flower' and I chose a very simple colour palette to compliment the Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics '9th December' papers I used.

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That's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by to have a little look.

Take care, 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Christmas Moments

Hello Everyone

My card today is a simple CAS design to showcase a beautiful sentiment which is in a set by Whimsy Stamps, SC Designs Collection, I love the variety of Christmas greeting in this set.
The snowflakes are also by Whimsy, I cut 6 in total to layered them up  for extra dimension.

Items Used:
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
Sue xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

Zoe Butterfly

Happy Friday all. Linda here again at the end of the week, I hope your week has been good to you.  Mine has been horrendous ....mostly because my boiler broke down last weekend and I've had no heating and no hot water, add to that the roadworks causing long delays on my journey home from work (it's taken me 2 hours to get home most evenings this week) and a couple of other issues, I'm more than glad to see this week come to an end.

But enough of my moaning. let's move on to my card which is MUCH more cheerful lol.

I used Zoe Butterfly, by Elisabeth Bell from Whimsy Stamps, isn't she pretty? 

I coloured her with distress inks (you can find the colours I used listed on my blog here) and matched her to these lovely papers from the MME 6 x 6 pad Lost & Found - Find Your Wings and Fly. Papers have been edged with Walnut Stain distress ink and then hand stitched with top stitch thread.

I popped a couple of hot air balloons cut with a La-La Land die behind the image and added some lovely trims and flowers from my stash.

I also added some little enamel dots from MME, to match the papers.

I decorated the inside to complement the front.

List of products from the shop.

Stamp: Zoe Butterfly
Papers: MME Lost and Found - Find Your Wings and Fly
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
La-La Land Hot Air Balloon Die
Enamel Dots MME Record it - Follow your Heart

That's all from me today, but I'll be back next week!

Have a great Friday! :) xx

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

A wee Sneaky Peek.....

 Morning!! DT Jane here with a wee teaser of a new stamp set hopefully due in the store early next week!
The lovely Build A Snowman Stamp set from Impression Obsession..all the lovely wee snowman parts to build any way you want!.......I have made some little sweet treats and then came up with these cute wee cards....perfect for all those Frozen fans out there!

Keep your eyes peeled in the shop!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Birthday Fairy....

Morning everyone!

Its Lou in for you this morning and I just wanted to share my Tiddly Inks make with you as they have just gone into the shop  HERE and they are just stunning! I made it a little while ago because I got my stamps a while ago with being on the Tiddly Inks DT. This set of fairies have been one of my favourite releases ever.

I added lots of little extra's with those gorgeous papers to make it look magical!! so quick! go get yours!!!
hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Warm Hands Warm Heart

Hello everyone Ann-Marie popping in today to share with you another little Christmas card I have made to add to my Christmas stock.   

I went all warm and cozy with my make today I have chosen to ink up the gorgeous Whimsy Stamps 'Warm hands warm heart' image by Time for Tea Designs.  I do so love this image and its fabby to colour too and to stay in keeping with the warm theme I inked her up in Memento 'warm cocoa' before colouring her in with my copics.  Once I had my chosen image the bit I find the hardest to decide on is what yummy papers to use and settled on some beautiful Bazzill papers called 'Nordic Pines' and love the colour combination in the set.  

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Okay time for me to toodle on off folks.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend I know I'll be trying to sneak a little colouring in if I can.

Take care, 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Bluebell and Presents

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

I decided to make a centre stepper card to showcase the adorable Bluebell and Presents from Wild Rose Studio, the gorgeous papers are Frosted Lace, also from Wild Rose and the snowflakes are a set by Impression Obsession.

Items Used:

Whimsy Holiday Mini Postage Stamps
Whimsy Mini Postage Die

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

Friday, 31 October 2014

Candy Canes in Pink

Wheeee! DT Linda here,  it's Friday again, I've been horribly unwell this week (I even took a couple of days off work sick, which rarely happens), but it's almost the weekend and I'm here with my regular Dies to Die for post. Well I know it's Halloween, but it's another Christmas card from me, I do hope you're not getting tired of these lol, but I promise I have some non Christmas creations coming up as well!

This is another Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - Saturated Canary image, she's called Candy Canes.  Now I have to say it wasn't originally my intention to go monochrome with this, she just turned out that way, but I really like the effect. Don't you just love her hair? It reminds me of Mr Whippy ice cream lol  just substitute a couple of chocolate flakes for the Candy Canes hehe.

I've popped a list of products used, along with some links at the end of my post.

I matched her with some gorgeous Maja design papers from the Vintage Frost Basics collection, and coloured her with Distress Inks. Colours used can be found on my blog here.

I added this lovely MFT Snowflake Doily behind her.

I kept the inside quite simple, as by this time I was feeling very poorly indeed.

Stamp: Candy Canes
MFT Sowflake Doily Die
Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Maja Vintage Frost Basics-3rd December
Maja Vintage Frost Basics-5th December
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Candy Cane Charm

I hope you like her and that she's inspired you to make a start on those Christmas cards if you haven't already.  TTFN! :) xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


 Oh I am so late today.....I had a pretty stressful week last week for reasons that I won't bore you all with but cardmaking was waaayyyy down the list.  So it was a quick aarrgghh I need a card for my post.......this took probably not even half an hour to make....great for if you need to make a card in a hurry!
I have used 2 colours of Distress Ink to make the background and then these gorgeous Marianne Design Snowflake dies...really wishing now that I had cut them from sparkly card instead of time!
and then a few sequins added from my stash to the centre!
I am thinking you could use this style for loads of different, stars, numbers....I could go on but I think you get the idea!
I hope you like!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Deck the halls Tobie...

Morning everyone!

Monday has rolled around quickly again and it Lou in the blog posty day hotseat today!!!

I am not afraid to say that I absolutely adore christmas and I am loving getting on with some christmas card makes for friends and family.

I broke out this because SOG Deck The Halls Tobie  its just gorgeous!!! and I had a delicious stroke only page of my Pion Designs play time paper left that was just perfect for being a good old chimney stack for this shadow box card. I love making these too! a good old bit of dimension is always fun to play with.

I made a little row of stockings to hang down inside and finished each end with the bell stamp, popping them all out on foam for some umpf!!

Thank you for popping in 

Hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 24 October 2014

Time for .....Presents

Happy Friday everyone! DT Linda here and as usual I'm very happy that it's almost the weekend.  I have another Christmas card to share with you today....yep, it's definitely 'that' time of year.

I won't waffle on too much but will let the photos do the talking, products and links are listed at the end of my post.

Time for Tea - Presents

Well that's all from me for today, enjoy your weekend and I'll be back again next Friday with some more inspiration for you! :) xx