Sunday, 29 March 2015

'Bunch of Balloons'

Hello everyone a very happy Sunday to you.  It's Ann-Marie here today to share something crafty with you all.

I decided to make a card using the most cutest little elephant from Wild Rose Studio called "Bunch of Balloons" and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to 3d the balloons so that's what I did.  I picked out a sheet of beautiful paper from Carta Bella "Baby Mine Girl" pad and used this as my colour scheme for my card.

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Okay that's all from me today.  I hope you have had a great weekend with a little crafting thrown in to the mix!  Thank you for stopping by.

Take care.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Boho Chic

Happy Friday everyone, it's the weekend soon ..wheee!! and that can only mean one thing, it's time for my inspiration piece for Dies to Die for.

Today I'm using the delightful 'Boho Chic' a Dollhouse stamp from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

This is my first time using one of the Dollhouse collection, but it certainly won't be my last, I just love them!

My choice of which stamp to use was driven primarily by the paper, as soon as I saw this fabulous flowery MME paper that came in my DT pack, I knew which stamp I wanted to use with it.

I've listed the products I've used at the end of my post along with links to take you directly there.

I coloured her with my Distress ink Markers.

Skin: Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick.
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Outfit and Bird: Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage

I used the new LDRS Dewdrop Circle die behind her, isn't it fab, look at that gorgeous embossing.

I thought this MFT die echoed those pinking edged circles on the paper perfectly!

The sentiment, which is also from LDRS, is framed by a Scrapberry's frame embellishment. These come in white but I colored it with one of my Copic markers, Tracy has only just got these in stock at Dies to Die for (lucky me I got to use one first!) but they should be available on the website really soon, maybe even this weekend :)

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That's all from me, but I'll see you again next week. 

Happy crafting! :) xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

'Enjoy the Little Things'

Good morning everyone Ann-Marie popping in today to share a little crafty make with you all.

When I opened my DT box I fell in love with this cute little pair from Stamping Bella's "woodsies" collection called 'Maisy and Madeline have some tea'.  They are just adorable and beautiful to colour up and it just seemed fitting to make a little teabag caddy to keep all my fruit teas in.

On the back of the tea caddy I used the beautiful little sentiment that comes with the stamp and just matted it up and used the cute Whimsy Stamps 'teapot and cup' die and popped them at the bottom.

Adorable little pair aren't they!

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Papers:  My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary 'Isn't She lovely - lovely lines'

Okay that's all from me today.  I hope your week is going well so far and you've managed to sneak in a little crafty time!

Take care. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Stay Tuned!........

Good Afternoon!
Jane here with a make to share!
I love this co-ordinating stamp and die set from can find the stamp set here and the die set here....there are a tonne of different sentiments in the set!
The paper I used is from a Teresa Collins gorgeous 6x6 pad you can find here...truly strokable papers!
Have a lovely Day!!

Monday, 23 March 2015


Stamps- Serena.
Hi everyone! 
I have a LDRS From the Hollow Serena to share with you fact this card is a whole lot of LDRS but hey, who can resist that gorgeousness????

I won these stamps and dies from Angie herself but luckily, Tracy stocks them over in the Dies to Die For shop so you can click on the linkies under my piccy to be magically pinged there by Serena!!! he he he he!

Here's a close up of how blingy she is, I used my sakura clear star pen to get this effect on her hair and wings.

Thanks for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015

Fiona Loves Flowers

Linda  here,  it's Friday again and soon the weekend with lots of time to craft.  I'm on time this week with my Dies to Die for card, finally getting a bit back on track after all the time lost to being ill, and with energy back the mojo seems to be flowing better.

It seems ages since I used an Uptown Girls stamp, but when this one arrived in my DT pack I couldn't wait to stamp her out and colour her up.

I coloured her with my distress ink markers, and you can find the colours here on my blog.
The lovely papers are from Whimsy.

I edged everything with Walnut Stain distress ink.

A little Prima bling and some daubings of gesso to finish.

A view of the inside, very simply decorated to match.

I've included a list of products used with links below, but I couldn't find the link for the border die at the top of my card, if we find it I'll add it later!

That's all from me today, but I'll see you again next week, take care and enjoy your weekend! :) xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Jane here with a make to wet your crafting appetites!
For the cloudy base of my card I have used Die-namics Cloud Die to cut a stencil and then I have dabbed some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink ........this fab sentiment is from Impression Obsession and is called Let Us Celebrate...there are 5 sentiments and the 5 candles in the set so great value for money!
Thanks for popping by today!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Woof You...

Stamps - PI Woof You.
Morning everyone!

Lou in with a post for you today using the super cute new Woof You stamps and die sets from MFT. This one is way too cute and I am going to have so much fun making a few cards for the RSPCA branch where we got Dasher from.

Coloured up with my promarkers, I tucked the little girl and the dogs into the fronds of grass and oooh they look so cute!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

"Worry Less, Giggle More"!

Good morning everyone Ann-Marie popping in today to share a crafty make with you all.

I have made a card using a fabby little sentiment from the Paper Smooches 'Uplifters' set of stamps.  I love this set of sentiments and wanted to make something that used one of them as the main focus.  I chose a sheet of gorgeous MME Record It "Follow your Heart" papers and chose to stamp in a cheery yellow to compliment them.

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Okay that's all from me, thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday folks.

Take care.

Saturday, 14 March 2015


Good afternoon. It's Linda here and late with my make for yesterday as this week was a really busy one at work, good busy, but still I'm happy it's the weekend and I can relax and craft. 

Today's card is made with the delightful Bowie by Saturated Canary from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, of course it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Krista Smith's gorgeous images, and I've teamed her with these oh so pretty papers from Glitz...aren't the colours just so sweet?

I've linked the products used at the end of the post for you.

I coloured Bowie with my Distress Ink markers, you can find the colours on my blog here.

I edged all the layers with Walnut Stain DI and stitched them with top stitch thread. I've popped some cheesecloth under the layers.

I cut my image out with a Stitched Circle die and slid a Lovely View die cut behind.

A little trim, some flowers and pearls and voila! I really love the way she turned out, I hope you do too.  

That's all from me for today, I'm off for a trip around blogland to see what I've missed. 

Hope you have a great weekend! :) xx

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Smart Phone....

Image- Janny Texting from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Hi everyone!

Lou in with a quick post for you this morning.

You all know how much I love to combine my digital images with my favourite dies and papers from the shop so I thought I would pop in and share this one with you today!

All bits linked in under the photo for you.

Thank you for popping in
Lou xxx

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Vintage Paris Flea Market

Happy Wednesday! this card should really have gone live last Friday, but I was a little late though not being well and then when I got home from work I fell asleep and didn't get to post it!

As I hadn't been feeling well I wanted to make a card that wouldn't require colouring an image, so I chose these gorgeous papers from the new (ish) collection by Pion, 'Paris Flea Market'.

They are all so lovely I had a hard time deciding what I was going to use, but they also have a fabulous sheet of vintage images that are just perfect when you don't want to stamp and colour.

So I got out my ink, distressing tool, needle and thread and some gesso and distressed and shabbied everything up.

This is the result.

I've linked the products I've used at the end of the post.

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Well that's all from me today but I'll see you soon! :) xx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Little Loves....

Why is it always when you are rushed for time and late that laptops decide to start playing up!! Anyway all seems to be working....if not a bit here I am with my make!
I did have a card just about finished but when my DT box arrived yesterday with my new SC stamps included I had to scrap everything and make this...
This is the gorgeous Little Loves...I love butterflies! And I just had to use the new Lawn Fawn Scripty them!
Have a lovely evening!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Willow birthday fairy...

Morning all!
Lou in with another fabulously cute Tiddly Inks make.

This is the one that was sent in to the Die Cut Essentials magazine with my other cards but she didn't make it into the magazine so I am sharing her with you all instead.

I coloured up my tonic studios rosea butterfly die in with my promarkers to try something a bit different and I love how it came out, the paper was pearlescent and it looked so glimmery and special IRL.

Thank you for popping in.
HUgs Lou xx

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Whimsy Sentiments....

I have a quick and fun make to share today using Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiments
this technique is great for making batches of cards....I like to make little sets of thank you cards for selling at craft fairs...
All you need is a stamp block, Distress Inks.......stamp chosen colours directly onto the stamp block spritz with water and then press the block onto the cardstock....easy peasy! then you can stamp your sentiment once the ink has dried!
Thanks for popping in!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Berry Sweet Wryn..

Stamp- Berry Sweet Wryn from Tiddly Inks.
Morning all! 

Lou in with a post for you today. This card is a bit exciting because its the one that features in the latest Die Cut Essentials magazine!! eeeep!!! they asked team DTDF to make a few bits for them using Tonic's butterfly die sets and this one is one of 3 that featured of mine.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Together Anywhere (No 2)

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

A couple of weeks ago I used The Greeting Farm 'Together Anywhere' stamp set and made a girly card HERE so I decided to use the same stamp set but use the male image and make a masculine card this time.  I used a sheet of designer paper from the Echo Park For the Record 2 'Tailored' paper pad and based my image colour around this.  Added a little ribbon and string and a cute tie charm and my card was done.  I don't do male cards very often but I do love how this one has turned out.

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

Take care.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Happy Birthday...

Good Morning Everyone

It's Sue here today to share a card I have made featuring a fabulous Tonic Studio die and some gorgeous Bazzill papers.

Just to let you know that there is currently 15 % off  all products this weekend too!

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

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Paper Smooches...

Oh My Gollygosh....I am so late! I totally got my days muddled today!!
So I am leaping in quickly with a make for you all!

I have used Paper Smooches Digits for this card...I tried an apeture card filling inside with some tiny stars....the sentiment is also from the set...
Thanks for popping in!

Monday, 23 February 2015

You bring out the best in me...

Dies- Die- namics you have my heart.
Morning everyone!

Lou in with a little post of cuteness again using those yummy Birdie brown stamps and die set from Die Namics.

Teamed up with some Doodlebug papers they just rock the cute for a good old any occasion thinking of you card!!

Thank you for popping in!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 20 February 2015

Red Riding Hood

Good evening! I'm very late with my post today as my daughter has been visiting and we've been spending mother daughter time together until she went home today (and I'm missing her already). So it was a big rush to get this ready in time. 

Luckily I already had the image coloured as I was practicing my pencil work.  I have to admit that while I'm happy with my colouring I will redo the image as the paper (which was one of several I bought to try out, ended up being far too soft for this technique and as you can see the paper started coming away and 'splitting' a little. Which doesn't look tooooo bad on the cloak as it looks a little like velvet, but I'm not happy with it so I will redo and replace the image on the card later.

I went for a slightly darker look here, some of the Brother's Grimm tales are quite gruesome, so I added in some black and the clock? well I kept remembering that old school playground game 'What's the Time Mr Wolf' lol.

I used the following products:

Well that's it from me today, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :) xx

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Die- Namics layered hearts.
Afternoon all.

Thought I would quickly pop in today and share the little flowered heart I made for Scott's Grandad funeral on monday.

Nanna had asked that we didn't go overboard with expensive floral arrangements so we bought a beautiful bouquet but I still wanted it to be a little more special for Grandad because he was such a wonderful man. So quiet and gentle and very very loved.

So I did it the only way I know how, I made something. I cut some flowers in happy colours and added them to a hearts base. Then once they were all on, I glued on my vine and added my Grandad along the middle.

Here it is on the bouquet.

Thank you for popping in 
Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Little Lady Bug...............

Morning all!
Jane here with a make to share and I have used the cuteness that is Little Lady Bug from LDRS's Saturated Canary range....ain't she a cutie!
I stamped and embossed her then used my Distress Inks to watercolour a background...the sentiment I made using Lawn Fawns Violets ABCs
Hope you  like

Monday, 16 February 2015

Cute as a cupcake!!

 Stamp- Cute as a cupcake sweet tooth by Tiddly Inks.
Papers- errrrr....still thinking on that one!!!!!
Card tutorial- Surprise pop up card.
Morning all!!!

how does monday always squiggle round so fast?!! but I am not complaining this week as its half term break so I have my lil guy at home with me all week and I love that.
He is having a pj morning this morning and relaxing with a bit of tv so thought I would pop in with my make for this week while he is busy.

I was in the mood for some fun with this make so hit one of my fav places for a fun tutorial and had a play with the surprise pop up card. I love doing things that are a bit different!
Here it is all open with cute as a cupcake just peeking out to see you all!!! I LOVE this!!

 Here's a piccy of the whole thing so you can see where the slider goes! isn't it a fun card?!

I used the hearts on a string border to go along the top and the sentiments are just fabulous again! I used one with my little lady and then one for the front of the card when it is closed! 
Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx