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

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Candy Canes....

Happy Tuesday too you all! I am currently enjoying our October break and have been getting loads of crafting done for my Craft Fair next month.....EEEEeeeekk!!
So of course it had to be another Christmas card and I have used the very festive Candy Canes from LDRS's Saturated Canary range.......can you tell yet that I am obsessed with Saturated Canary??
The gorgeous papers are from MME's Mistletoe Magic range and I have inked and distressed all the edges.

Thanks for popping by!

Monday, 20 October 2014

TGF Magical bean.........

Morning everyone!!

Lou in with a magical bean post for you today!! oooh I do love me some TGF!!! and whats not to love? they stamp fantastically every time and they are sooo cute! plus they are fabulous fun to colour up! 

I went all cosmic on this one! I tried to cosmic up her hair all funky too!!

The Blueprints 16 set makes it super easy to get a funky slant on your cards too. I don't often do rectangle but when I do this set is my utter go to, it just makes it so easy!!

Thank you for popping in!!
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bildmalarna - Alva Feeling

Hello and happy Sunday everyone.  It's Ann-Marie stopping by today to share some craftiness with you all.

For my make today I stamped up the gorgeous Bildmalarna 'Alva Feeling'.  She is gorgeous and lovely to colour and I teamed her up with some beautiful Glitz Design '77' papers which inspired the colour choice of my image.  I also used the Memory Box 'Diamond Background' frame and wanted it to appear twinkly with stars so once cut out I snipped it up a little and made it square, popped in on a dark blue background to represent the night sky and then added some clear gems for sparkle.  A little ribbon to finish it all off with a little bit of sparkle in the middle courtesy of an old bracelet which had broken and my card was done.   Let me show you how it turned out.  I apologise for the colour and brightness of the piccies I took them outside and the light was very dull.

Items Used

Image:  Bildmalarna 'Alva Feeling'
Papers:  Glitz Design '77'
Dies:  Memory Box 'Diamond Background'
Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

Okay time for me to dash.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend and thank you for taking the time to pop in.

Take care.

Friday, 17 October 2014


Happy Friday everyone. I'm really not enjoying the weather recently, it's been cold wet and miserable, just adding to my mood, so I thought I'd cheer myself up with a make in Spring like colours.

I chose to ink up Casey, from LDRS and my was she fun to colour......and so quick! Since she's just a 'floating top half, I thought I'd 'frame' her with this Memory Box die. I did a little 'out of the box' fussy cutting, so the end of her braid hung over the frame.

I've coloured Casey in Distress Ink Markers, colours used can be found on my blog here.

I added some lovely yellow and lilac trims, 

The inside is decorated simply to complement the front with plenty of space for your own message.

I used the following products:

Well that's all from me today, 
I'll see you again next week with more inspiration *hugs* :) xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Stamp- Bewitching by Tiddly Inks.

Hi! its Lou in with a share for you this morning as I couldn't pop it on on monday because it was my Tiddly Inks DT card for our new challenge yesterday!! lol!!! daft Lou!!

But I do love halloween and I do love the Non Tradtional halloween colours theme forthis one, she looks so sweet in her paper pieced dress!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Butterfly Baby.....

Good Morning!
Jane here to share a card with you all.....the gorgeous Butterfly Baby which you can grab at a special price here........the papers are from a bundle of 12x12 papers which you can also find special deals on here
I have used my black and grey pencils again to sentiment yet as I am waiting on the little arrival so I can add the name and weight etc.
I hope you like and do hop over to the shop and pick up a bargain or two!!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Kimono Marci

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

I've gone a little oriental today and used a fab La La Land image 'Kimono Marci with Fan' and she's so cute and on offer over in the store too.  I thought I would do a little paper piecing for a change so her outfit has been paper pieced and also her fan.  I had an idea to use the Cheery Lynn Spring Oval Frame die but cut it up into sections to make a fan shape behind my image and added a little ribbon to finish it off.

Items Used

Okay that's all from me today folks.  I hope you are enjoying a fabby weekend.

Take care.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Pion Vintage Garden

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

My card today features some stunning papers from Pion Designs Vintage Garden collection. The image and sentiment are from the Vintage Garden Images sheet
The beautiful frame was made with a Whimsy Lace Corner die which I have trimmed and joined to fit.
The delicate butterfly is made by layering 2 Memory Box dies.

Items Used:

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

Friday, 10 October 2014

Wendy's Birthday Cakes - On Sale!

Morning all and happy Friday to you. Linda here.  Lot's of early starts at work for me this week, so I'm looking forward to a Saturday lay in, though not for too long as I have lots of cards to make.

Today's make is made with the super cute Wendy's Birthday Cake from LDRS.
She's on sale in the shop, so if you're quick you can snap up a bargain!

I've coloured her with my copics and paper pieced her little dress.
The beautiful papers are Coffee in the Arbour from Maja Design.  I've put a list of products with links at the end of my post.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Stencil Glue....

 Oh my!! Tracy sent me some of this amazing glue to try with my stencils.......I love it....I have one or two intricate stencils that I just haven't bothered using as I just always messed up inking them or spraying them....but this stuff is brilliant....I used one of my little sponge daubers to dab the glue onto the back of the stencil and left to dry for 5 mins until tacky as per the instructions then apply to my card and ink and splodge to my hearts content without trying to hold it in place with my fingers....then when done just peel away and TaDa!!
I have used the beautifully intricate Memory Box Delicate Butterfly Stencil for this card and also the Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Die

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Good friends never go out of style......

Morning everyone!
Its Lou in with a make for you this morning!!

I am loving making little tags at the minute using my Die Namics Blueprints 9 set. Its just perfect for adding a normal sized stamped image too with room left to play!!

I went for a fairly quiet 2 colour combo for this one with a little  brown inked edge to match her brown hair using my Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress inks.

When I stamped my sentiment I added one of the extra little hats to the tippy top of the d on good and f in friends, I love it! it looks so cute!!

I hope you like it!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Wendy's Little Friends

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

For today's card I have used an adorable image which is a Little Darlings CandiBean stamp. The stunning papers are Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour .
 I love the sentiment, it's from SC Design Collection - Fluttering By and the pretty corner flourish is by WildRose Studio.

Items Used:

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

Friday, 3 October 2014

Vintage Pion Christmas Card

Good morning and happy Friday! 
It's Linda here and today I'm showing you another vintage style Christmas card made without a stamped and coloured image, really useful for when you're a bit more pushed for time and also really lovely to look at I think.
This was made for a lady in the USA who bought the card I shared a few weeks ago and wanted some other similar ones, so I made 3 more, all different but of the same kind of style.

I've popped a list of products used at the end of my post with links for you.

As usual I inked, distressed and hand stitched all my layers. I added a little frantage to the picture to add to the vintage feel. I popped a postcard from the tags sheet behind the frame, this also adds a Christmas sentiment without the need for a stamp.

I added flowers, pearls and pearl trim and even a little fir cone to add to the Christmasy feel. The Snowflake Doily cut with a Whimsy die.

I finished off the oval frame with some liquid pearls and I popped a little Father Christmas charm under the bow to finish it off. 

The inside is decorated simply with a couple of pieces of matching paper, with plenty of room to write a message, and a few flat back pearls.

That's all from me today, thank you so much for dropping by and I'll see you again next week :) xx

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Saturday Birthday

Hello everyone and a very happy Thursday to you.

For my little piece of inspiration this week I thought I would decorate up a little gift bag.  I've been meaning to do this for a while as it's my daughter's birthday in a few weeks and thought I would fill it lots of girlie smellies for her.  I also thought that the Little Darlings Saturated Canary image 'Saturday Birthday' would work beautifully so inked her up with a lighter ink again and coloured with my usual copics and great news is she is on offer in the store at the moment too.  After much deliberation I chose to use some gorgeous Teresa Collins papers called 'Daily Stories' and I really do love the fresh colours in this set and that's where I got my colour inspiration from for the image.

Okay that's it from me today.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your week.

Take care.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Winters Day....

 Morning! Another Christmas card from me using the lovely Winters Day from Little Darlings Saturated Canary Range....coloured with black and grey pencils....the gorgeous papers are from Echo Park and you can grab them here for a bargain price!  I have inked and distressed all the edges and added some flowers from my own stash....
Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Krafty Monkey!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!!!

I just had to schnaffle up CC Designs Latte Monkeyin the sale! at £3 he was an uber cute bargain and couldn't be missed!! he he he!!! and he was just perfect for a bit of Kraft and MME paper piecing fun!!!  I stamped away with my memento Tuxedo black like a little production line of monkey cuteness!!

And to compliment the cuteness, I needed to break out my Die Namics Tag Builder 1. Its seriously soooo much fun! I made 3 different combos before finding the one perfect for this little guy and they were all equally gorgeous!!! I really love the little 4U.

Thank You for popping in
hugs Lou xx