Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Witch Way is the Candy?

Halloween is creeping up on us and I've created a little topical card for Dies to Die For using and MFT set called Witch Way is the Candy.   I stamped and masked a circle and my characters before inking the whole cardbase with DI using some daubers and then watercoloured my image, adding some creamy yellow and a spot of pale grey to the moon for texture.  I sprinkled some water over the background to resemble a starry galaxy sky and matted the whole panel on black card. 







Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Stamping Bella Holiday 2017 Release!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with some inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog featuring more awesome stamps from the Stamping Bella Holiday 2017 release!

Tracy has all the gorgeous new Stamping Bella stamps and coordinating Cut It Out dies available to preorder now! There's a little something for everyone, I think, from adorable new Littles and Little Bits sets to a stylishly festive Uptown Girl, with some Stuffies, Tiny Townies and Squidgies in between. ;)






I used a few of the new stamps on this one, to create an adorable scene.

Colouring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink

Copic Colouring Video:

Watch me colour the Winter Backdrop below or in HD over on my YouTube channel.  I now create videos for all the Stamping Bella releases, so make sure you check out the playlists over there! Full Copic details are supplied in the videos




That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!



Sunday, 15 October 2017

too cute to spook!...

Happy Sunday everyone...

It's Sue here today with something spoooooooky!
Although we don't really 'do' Halloween at home I do love making Halloween cards, especially with witches as cute as this one!
Ingredients (potions)! (-: 
Pumpkin Die is similar to - Spellbinders - Pumpkin Accents
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating
love from Sue...xxx

Please visit me at 
tanglemouse cards
if you want to find out a bit more about how I made these cards.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Puddle Jumping Twila

Hello lovely peeps, Squirrel here - sorry there was an absence last week, I've been a bit
poorly, but here is the little cutie that had been planned but not posted



and the lovely things used are

She certainly looks more energetic than I have been feeling lately!

Hope you are all germ free.

Hugs, Squirrel xx



Friday, 13 October 2017

Oh deer!

Hello everyone and it's Kat here!

I fell in love with the Dashing Deer stamps from the latest MFT release as soon as I saw them and couldn't wait to play with them.


This really is a dear little deer...and a super cute birdie too!


If you would like more details on how I created this card and a list of the Copic colours I used then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Reindeer Kitty

As soon as I saw this guy in a recent release from Whimsy stamps I knew I wanted needed him. I've used the sentiment that comes with him and shaded it in an ombre style. 

I showed the finished card to my hubby who said 'Who are you gonna give that to? They might take offence at the sentiment".  

I told him I was planning on giving it to him.  ;0)




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 9 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Stamping Bella Christmas Release Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

And am I being lovely to you or what? Because I'm not going to talk, I'm just going to show! 

Polar Bear and Mousie

Tiny Townie Annie the Angel 


The Littles Mr Raccoon and the Winter Tree


The Littles Elf with a Reindeer on Top


Tiny Townie Rita and her Reindeer


And that's it! This Stamping Bella release will be arriving in store soon.

Products Used...
My Favourite Things Lucky Prints Paper Pad
Die-Namics Lucky Stars Die Set
Whimsy Stamps FaDoodles Stamp Set
Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax Die Set
Mama Elephant Snow Flurries Die Set
My Favourite Things Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright Paper Pad
Make it Colour Blending Card

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

Friday, 6 October 2017

It's pasture birthday!

Happy Friday everyone and it's Kat here!

I am a sucker for cute critters and a punny sentiment, and I love to make fancy fold cards so I combined all of that in this pop up box card using the Animal Farm stamp set from MFT.


How gorgeously cute are these animals?!

I'm slightly sad I didn't have space to squeeze in the equally cute horse but I'll save him for another time.


For more card details and a list of the Copic colours I used there, please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a fabulous day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Girl Time

I wanted to give a gift voucher for a massage to a young lady who works at a cafe that hubby and I visit when we venture into town so I made a card so I could pop her voucher inside.  This is what I came up with...  





Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 2 October 2017

New Home - New Memories

Good morning crafty peeps.

Debs here with my usual 

MONDAY MORNING INSPIRATION 
for 

and this week I needed to make a New Home card for my son and his family as they have just moved.

So I thought I would have a little play with the 


And if you would like to know what else I used to put this little card together here's the list - with the links - just incase you want to treat yourself :)
Thanks for popping by.
Have a FAB-U-LOUS day.

TTFN

Sunday, 1 October 2017

You're doubly sweet...

Happy Sunday everyone and Happy October 0-:  

Sue here today with a double dose of Stamping Bella Sweetness.

I have a few thank you's in respect of these two cards - 
firstly to our Faye for her inspiration and patient support and feedback in respect of my no lines colouring,
secondly to our Elaine for her wonderful inspiration in respect of colouring backgrounds and grounding an image, and finally to our lovely Tracy for not giving up on me whilst I've had a little break!

I would never had had the confidence to colour these sweeties without the help of these two lovely ladies!
Papers - Maja Design - Summer Crush
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating
love from Sue...xxx

Please visit me at 
tanglemouse cards
if you want to find out a bit more about how I made these cards.



Saturday, 30 September 2017

More Than Pie

Happy weekend peeps!

Squirrel here today, with a super duper dose of delicious cuteness.



I wonder what the pie filling is?

Hugs
Squirrel xx

Friday, 29 September 2017

Santa overload!

Hello everyone, it's Kat here!

These brand new Santa stamps from Mama Elephant may be tiny but they are perfectly formed and sooooo super cute!


I just had to make a second card as I couldn't tear myself away from these gorgeous little chaps!


Ok, I even made a third card, but to avoid crashing the DtDF blog with Santa overload I'll leave that one on my blog for anyone who wants to take a peek, and of course you can also find the Copic colours I used there, so please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Reindeer Games

I've had this stamp set for a while but this is its first inking. There are three reindeer in the set, and this one was so adorable I had to choose him first.  I've teamed him with a 'let is snow' die and some snowflakes in the form of pearl dots falling around him.





DTDF Goodies:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Trick or Treat with Stamping Bella!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with some inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog featuring more awesome stamps from the Stamping Bella Fall 2017 release!

Tracy has all the gorgeous new stamps and coordinating Cut It Out dies in stock now, with some Stamping Bella restocks on the way too.

Today I'm going a little spooktacular with one of my favourite stamps from the new release.




Adorable, no? I had so much fun colouring this one.

Colouring Medium: Copic Markers

NOTE: If you would prefer, you can also get the Haunted House on its own, without the characters and bat! Little Bits Haunted House (coordinating die also available). Perfect to use alone or as a backdrop for other characters.

Copic Colouring Video:

Watch me colour this scene below or in HD over on my YouTube channel.  I now create videos for all the Stamping Bella releases, so make sure you check out the playlists over there! Full Copic details are supplied in the videos




That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!



Monday, 25 September 2017

You are Beautiful

Good afternoon crafty peeps.

Debs here a little later than planned today with my usual 

MONDAY MORNING INSPIRATION 

And this week I am thrilled to share this little beauty with you 


I worried about my colouring skills for this image but have to say that I was quite pleased with the end result - so if I can do it - anyone can do it.

Here's a list to all the gorgeous goodies I used from the fabulous 



Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous crafty week.

TTFN




Sunday, 24 September 2017

Teddy Birthday Hat

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I love this bear from Whimsy Stamps, he is just SO adorable.

 

I coloured this little guy up at one of the shows I demonstrated at recently. A lady was watching me and asked if I would give him a rainbow hat, so here he is!

If you are local to Leeds Brighouse, we are there today, pop in and say hi:

Bailiff Bridge Community Centre
Victoria Rd
Brighouse
HD6 4DX

Shop Opening Hours:
10am - 1pm

Products Used:

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Jungle Bells

Morning chaps, Squirrel here today!

We are into autumn now, so that means the C.... cards begin with serious purpose.  However these two aren't really all that serious.






Elephant Card

Lion Card

Happy weekend to you
Hugs
Squirrel xx


Friday, 22 September 2017

Garden Fairy

Happy Friday everyone, it's Kat here!

I finally got around to inking this gorgeous little fairy and I thought she'd look lovely in pastel shades...also I may have quite a few of these pretty MFT paper pads ;-)


I've used a selection of dies to create a little scene and that way I could use those super cute mushrooms too!

If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card, and the Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Happy Hedghogs

I've had a play with my favourite hedgehogs - I love these little guys and they always make me smile when I colour them.  As usual I've watercoloured my image using DI reinkers and my dinkiest brush for some of those prickly details.  

I've opted for 'no lines' by stamping the images in pale grey ink.  I masked each element of the scene, starting with the parts at the front (the hedgehogs) and working my way 'backwards' with the toadstool, tree stump and lastly the log.  Finally I drew some grass (with a very fine brush!)

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and the clouds are created using an MFT stencil.





And here's their close up - say "cheese" guys! :0)





DTDF Goodies:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Hedgie & His Acorns - Two Different Looks!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with some inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog featuring some of the brand new Stamping Bella Fall 2017 release!

Tracy has all the gorgeous new stamps and coordinating Cut It Out dies in stock now, with some Stamping Bella restocks on the way too.

Today I'm sharing two cards, showing two looks with one of the new LITTLES stamps!




Colouring Medium: Copic Markers


Copic Colouring Video:

Watch me colouring this adorable hedgie in the video below or in HD over on my YouTube channel.  I now create videos for all the Stamping Bella releases, so make sure you check out the playlists over there! Full Copic details are supplied in the videos


Here's my second card, this time with a pencil coloured hedgie!

I also used one of the Little Bits sets to create the background piece for this one. Love having all the separate accessories available as well as having the pre-assembled "Littles".

Colouring Medium: Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface paper


That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!



Monday, 18 September 2017

Witch Way is the Candy?

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

Debs here with my usual Monday Morning Inspiration and this week I just had to have a play with this adorable 'too cute to spook' witch - and to think I initially thought wouldn't 'need' this stamp and die set - who was I tying to kid lol!!!
And this little cutie is part of this stamp set:


Background created using Distress Inks:

Dusty Concord
Picked Raspberry
Broken China

Have a FAB-U-LOUS crafty week.
See you next Monday.

TTFN


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Squidgy and Teddy

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)  
 

There are two stamps (and a sentiment actually) in the Stamping Bella Squidgy and Teddy Set. One of the Squidgy's is a good size for a card and the other is a good size for journaling.

I was sitting looking at the packet the other day, trying to decide what to do with the smaller of the two Squidgy's, when it came to me... use the smaller Squidgy to create a background. Bosh! Job done. I love it when a plan comes together.

Supplies...  

Stamping Bella Squidgy and Teddy Rubber Stamp  
Whimsy Stamps FaDoodles Stamp Set  
 Make it Colour Blending Card 

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.  
 

Saturday, 16 September 2017