Sunday, 24 May 2015

Ahoy Matey!

It's Faye here today... Happy Sunday Peeps :)

With Father's Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to start playing with some of the yummy boy stash in Store. This little fella, oh my gosh, he's cute, isn't he, is called Pirate Boy. I had so much fun colouring him up too. As I've mentioned before, I'm not big on sentiments, but the one that comes with our little pirate is too perfect not to use! Talking of perfect, how spot is the Carta Bella Ahoy There Pad for this image? Swoon!

Talking of, talking of, did you know there's a 15% off discount across the Store this weekend? Just sayin'...

Products Used...
Whimsy Stamps Pirate Boy
Carta Bella Ahoy There

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day everyone.
Faye xx

Friday, 22 May 2015

Baby Boy Mini Album

Happy Friday everyone! Linda here.  If you're in the UK I hope you're looking forward the the long Bank Holiday weekend.  It's even longer for me because I have a whole week off, so there won't be much to see from me next week as I'm going away to Guernsey for a few days and then to my parents to celebrate my Dad's 85th! 

Anyway, this is my cute little mini album made with Carta Bella Baby Mine Boy....I just love these papers sooooo much!

To be honest this could as easily work for a girl where the family isn't much into pink, also.

This is the front, I went for a 3 ring binding this time. I really love the way this came out.

The inside pages.  There are photo mats on all pages and spaces for tags. There's a flip open page that closes with a small magnet and also a flip down page with a ribbon and button closure.

I used lots of fun die cuts to embellish along with some buttons and enamel dots.

It's quite late as I'm writing this and I'm half asleep, but I will post a video on my blog at the weekend, so that you can see all the removable mats, tags and flip out pages.

I used the following items:
Dies to Die for
Silver Tone Feet Charm

Well that's all from me today, I hope you like it and that it inspires you to have a go :) xx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The Key To My Heart.....

Okay so this has not come out entirely as I imagined it in my head but I am still pretty pleased with it!
I have used the scrummy dies from First Editions Lock and Key set  cutting out one of each of the keys and then glued them to my wooden heart and then painted a few layers of paint and a wee spray of glimmer mist...some flowers and lace to finish!  I am thinking you could add the names for a lovely wedding gift!
I really hope you like it!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Hoppy Poppy for Dad.....

Papers- Lost and Found 2- Rosy.
Teresa Collins Far and Away enamel dots.

Morning all! monday again?? must be time for a Lou post then!!

I adore this stamp! its adorable and sooo perfect for so many occasions and today I am using her for a fathers day card!! she comes with an awesome little sentiment but last week I bought the new gorgeous and funny set of  Taylored Expression My Favourite Dad stamps!  

It took me 10 mins to choose the sentiment I wanted! I just kept having a giggle at them all because there were a few that fitted!! lol!!!

Thank you for peeking in!
Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 17 May 2015

You Gnome Me

Alrighty then! It's Faye here today, and I have some lovely news... 

Tracy had a massive My Favourite Things restock this week. Oh yes, these Gnomes (amongst some other rather lovely MFT goodies) are back in stock. (Well, they are as I type this...) I have a serious soft spot for these little fellas, and as you know, I have a paper crush on all Simple Stories Papers. Isn't this one from the A Charmed Life pad super cute with our chap here?

I have a problem with sentiments, which is why you will often see I don't use one. I just can't figure out where to stick them... There are often many rude answers! I have a few favourite solutions. 

Luuuuuuurve. Nuff said.

Boy, have they got me out of a few tight squeezes. I often use both Upper and Lower Case, and the numbers come in handy too. Just sayin'.

I am loathe to use the term 'crush' again. But, I'm afraid I do sit in the corner and swoon. Especially the Handwritten Notes Set. I was all over them like a rancid teenager rash the other day, but, I'll share that project another time.

So, to recap... Gnomes, back in stock. Simple Stories, yum. Sentiments don't always suck. 

Happy Sunday!
Products Used...

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Baby Luka

Good Morning Everyone
It's Sue here today to share my card made with an adorable La La Land stamp and some gorgeous papers from Carta Bella. The cute button was made with a Impression Obsession die.

Items Used:
Stamp - La La Land Baby Luka coloured with Promarkers

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

Friday, 15 May 2015

Vintage Wedding Mini Album

Happy Friday everyone, it's nearly the weekend...wheeee!
Linda here again for my regular Friday posting and I have something a little different for you today, it's not a card....don't faint now lol!

I've been messing about with a mini album using the new Maja collection, that's not quite ready to share yet, BUT while researching different styles of page, binding etc, I came across these really neat mini mini albums made from beer mats or drinks coasters.  Now if you don't have any of these you could just cut them from regular chipboard, but luckily for me I had a whole bunch of promotional ones sitting in a draw just waiting for me to be creative :P

As luck would have it Tracy had just sent me some of the gorgeous Vintage Wedding papers from Pion Design, so I made a sweet little wedding album. 

I've listed all the products from Dies to Die for at the end of my post.

If you want to see some more close ups of the pages, just visit my blog here.

I did want to try making a video to show you it properly, but I ran out of time to try, so hopefully I will upload the link that on my blog this weekend.

List of products used:

I'm really happy with the way this turned out, the photos really don't do it justice. Also it was so much FUN to make, you really should have a go, I already have the cutest baby beer mat mini nearly completed and I'm sure I'll make more because they really are easy and fun to make.

Right that's all from me today, sadly I'm stuck at work today, but it's the weekend soon and then I get to play ;)  Happy crafting! :) xx

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Birthday Roses...........

Good Morning! Jane here to share some pretty roses!
This is the super gorgeous Sketched Roses from Impression Obsession...a super size stamp to fit my 6x6 card....I have stamped and embossed and then watercoloured with Distress Inks then also added a few dots of Glossy Accents for raindrops....the sentiment is from Lawn Fawns Scripty Sayings stamped onto a Die-namics Fishtail Stax...
I hope you like!
Have a fabby day!!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Lets party til the cows come home...

Stamps- The whole herd.

Morning all!! Lou in for you today!!

Oh my!! have you seen the new stamp set frmo MFT by Birdie Brown????? its way too cute!! and of course I totally couldn't resist it!! (...though after spending yesterday playing with it with an excited son and hubby picking the animals they wanted me to use I can safely say its a winner of a stamp set for all!!!)

I had some fabby papers left in the bottom of my draw that were just perfect for this card too,  Carta Bella Giddy Up boy. They are just the best mix of fun papers and of course quite perfect for little farm critters!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Paper Crush

Alrighty then, it's Faye here today and I'm treating you to a double dose of gorgeousness, with some scrummy goodies from the latest release at C.C.Designs, and papers from Simple Stories. Which, I have to say, I have a serious paper crush on. So, I think it's time for less talking and more looking...

What've we got here then? C.C.Designs Swiss Pixie Ready for Rain... soooooo cute. I've used a C.C.Designs By DIE-Zyne Half Oval Die, to pop up an oval from the back of the card to make a bit of a different card blank. And have I mentioned my Simple Stories paper crush?! This pretty paper comes from Simple Stories A Charmed Life. Lovely colours.

Ready for some more?

This project is all about my fave's. I think the Simple Stories Homespun paper pad has to be my all time favourite. I literally only have a few scraps left. C.C.Designs Swiss Pixie Banner Heidy is also possibly going into my fave's box, along with this old Simple Banner Die from Memory Box.

Anyway, all this talking about favourites has made me hungry, time for some breakfast me thinks! Have a wonderful day.

Faye x

Friday, 8 May 2015

Eva in Soft Colours

Happy Friday !!

Linda here and today I thought I'd share Eva again, I used her back in January and I used quite deep strong colours and I thought it might be fun to colour her again in a quite different style...well still MY style, but I thought it might be nice to go for much lighter softer colours etc to show the difference.

I used the beautiful Paris Fleamarket Collection from Pion Design, these are so yummy. I edges all my papers with Walnut Stain distress ink.

I coloured her with distress inks to match my papers. You can find those on my blog.

I cut out letters from the border sheet and popped them on some foam squares to make a little sentiment in a Scrapberry polymer frame, I used some Frantage over the frame for a nice effect.

I echoed the layout on the front inside the card, using one of the border strips to replace the lace and ribbon.

Items used:

That's all from me for today,  have a great weekend! :) xx

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Betty Loves Books!

Hellloooooo! Jane here with a bit of a sepia make today!
I love this stamp from Uptown Girls.... Betty Loves Books......the papers are the last few pieces from my Teresa Collins Something Wonderful pad..... I am going to have to order another one as I have loved it!
I inked all the edges with Walnut Stain DI and then made some rolled flowers with some old book pages and then just a few wee pearls to finish!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Happy Birthday Hoppy Poppy..

Stamp- Stamping Bella Happy Birthday Hoppy Poppy.

Hi everyone!

its Lou in with a share for you today using one of the gorgeous new releases from Stamping Bella. I absolutely adore these little Hoppy Poppy's!!! (...there will be a small break in this post whilst Lou goes to order another couple........)

Ok!! I'm back!!! lol!!!...sigh ordered 2!! got to make the most of the sale!! lol!!

Isn't she just the cutest?! coloured up with my promarkers and a few splodges of white gel paint and she was done. ooooh I do love her!!!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxxx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Dies to the rescue

Hi Everyone :)

It's Faye here today, sharing something a little different.

Picture this...

It's 4.30 in the afternoon and you're feeling smug, as, your Brother and Sister-in-Law's Wedding Anniversary is coming up, and you still have loads of time left to make a card. Slowly, it dawns on you that the week or so you had to delay making it, because you really struggle with Anniversary cards play with, has gone, the Anniversary is tomorrow, and the last post goes in one hour.

OMG. Actually. I think I might say that again. OMG! There may have been a few other words in there too. I'll leave that to your imagination.

Tell me you haven't been there? Because, it's not the first time I've been caught out with Anniversary cards. Did I mention how much I dislike making Anniversary cards? I'm not overly keen on Wedding cards either, but, I manage to get into the spirit of that more easily.

Anyhoo. What to do. I have an hour. Ok, scrub that, because I've been running around the house swearing for twenty minutes. I have forty minutes. What to do? I reach for my MFT Dies, is what I do. I have a soft spot for My Favourite Things, and as I said, it's not the first time I've been caught like this... I'm a Dies To The Rescue Veteran.

In this instance, I've layered some Vellum, which I embossed with hearts and distressed, onto a card blank. Then I layered the Die-Namics Layered Heart, with more distressing, vellum and twine, to make a focal point.

On other occasions, the card has been similar, but I have used Die-Namics Heart Stax, or Die-Namics Heart Doily and then layered Die-Namics Boy Meets Girl on top, for something a little quirky and fun. Of course, if hearts are your thing, don't forget about Die-Namics Pierced Heart Stax and Die-Namics Stitchable Heart Stax!

Oooof, that's a lot of scrummy product right there. Now, before you flick my ear for tempting you with all these goodies, you know there's 15% off, across the whole Store this weekend, right? New La-La Land Dies and Stamps are now in stock, along with all the lovely new Cheery Lynn Dies, Pion Design Vintage Wedding and Colour Palette Papers, and Memory Box Stencils and Dies. Ooopsy. Did I say that out loud?!

Have a great day!
Faye xx

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Spring Bunnies

Good Morning Everyone
It's Sue here today to share my card made with the adorable Spring Bunnies from Wild Rose Studio.
The beautiful papers are by Dovecraft.

Items Used:
Stamp- Wild Rose Studio Spring Bunnies coloured with Promarkers
 Sentiment - Whimsy SC Design Everyday Moments

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

Friday, 1 May 2015

Cocktail Dress

Happy Friday folks! Hope you're all looking forward to the weekend as much as me.

It's a work pal's 40th soon and for once I had the time to think about making a specific card.  I thought that Time for Tea's Cocktail Dress would be just perfect for this, who wouldn't enjoy cocktails on their 40th birthday.....well maybe some people wouldn't, but that's certainly not me, though my 40th is definitely behind me lol!

I used another of the Make a Card die sets from CC designs, I used the 2 larger rectangle shapes to mount my fussy cut image, plus the long narrow one for my sentiment.

I just love these little polymer frames from Scrapberry, they are perfect as an accent and I used it here to frame the number 40.  I'm sure she will just love me reminding her how old she is lol!

You can find a full list of items available from the shop below:

That's all from me today, have a lovely Friday and if you're in the UK I hope you enjoy the long weekend :) xx

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Be my sunshine...

Papers- First Edition New Leaf.
Promarkers- burnt orange, coral, sunkissed pink and blush.
Mustard and Tulip Yellow.
Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone.
Midnight blue, Denim Blue and Pastel Blue.

Morning everyone! its Lou!

I thought I would just pop in with the little make I did for my passion for promarkers DT make this week. I used Tiddly Inks Be my Sunshine clear stamp set, its soo cute!! 

I used a cutfile from the sil store to make the little box, I like to fill them with sweeties!!! all linkies you need are above.

Thanks for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Dandy as Candy

Hi Everyone :)

It's Faye here today with another Clean and Simple make. I love the Sweet Tooth Range of Stamps from Tiddly Inks, maybe as I have a sweet tooth myself. Each of the girls has a naughty little cake or sweet... Who doesn't love cake, right?!

Anyhoo, this is Sweet Tooth - Dandy as Candy. I just had to make that huge lolly glittery. Yum. Unusually for me, I've used pastel shades. This sweetie can pull it off, but I think I need a lie down!!

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

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Happy Birthday

Good Morning, Jane here with a make to share with you all.....
I have gone clean and simple again using one of the lovely stamps from Impression Obsessions Let Us Celebrate set.
I used the Memory Box Bubbles stencil and Peacock Feather Distress ink for the background and a few black sequins to finish off!

Thanks for popping by today!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Especially for you Petunia..

Papers- MME Nostalgia.
Morning all!!

Lou in for you today with one of the stunning new Stamping Bella Woodsies range. Oh they are just amazing and just what I needed to bump me out of the doldrums on sunday!!!

Coloured up with my trusty promarkers and some Lou -froo added on for good measure, she is all ready to go live in my box of cards!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 26 April 2015

I Dig You!

Hi Everyone :)

It's Faye here, and I'm excited to be joining the Design Team, and sharing some inspiration with you today!

I'm afraid I fell in love with the You Gnome Me Stamp Set from the latest Release at My Favourite Things, the minute I set eyes on them. Oh my, so many cute gnomes and fab sentiments in one set. Oi, oi!

Anyway, as you'll often find with me, I've made a very clean and simple card, so our cute Gnome gets all the attention. I had two random die cut hearts lying around. So I added a final one with the heart die from the Die-Namics Notched Tag Set, coloured them all in, popped them on some foam pads, stamped a sentiment, doodled a border, and bish, bash, bosh, job done!

Products Used...
My Favourite Things You Gnome Me
Die-Namics Notched Tag

Thank you so much for stopping by... Have a wonderful day.
Faye x

Friday, 24 April 2015

Emma - rocker card

Happy Friday everyone!
It's Linda here with my regular Dies to Die for inspiration post.  It's not often that I get some time to try something different, but I've seen a couple of my friends make rocker cards recently and I thought I'd like to have a try.

 This is how it came out.

I kept my design fairly simple as there wasn't tons of space. The strip of paper from the bottom of the paper sheet made a pretty border. I managed to fit a few flowers on one side and underneath that I added one of the lovely new polymer frames that Tracy has in stock from Scrapberry's. These come in a set of 4 and are very inexpensive. They come in plain white but I fancied mine up with a little frantage, doesn't it look wonderful?

I coloured Emma up with my distress ink and Aquatint markers and decided to give her a funky hair colour.

A few close ups for you, isn't that little frame fab?

 I used the following Dies to Die for  products to make my card

Well that's all from me today, I hope I've inspired you to try something new, and I'll see you again next Friday! :) xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Love and Smiles.....

Afternoon all!!

I thought I would pop in with a make I did a couple of weeks ago. It was for a something and our gorgeous Linda used the same poppystamps die too so I booted my little bunny card out of the something so you guys get to see it instead!!!... the something of course is the Die Cut Essentials magazine, due out on May 21st. I am spoilt because I have seen the makes from the girls and oooooooooooooh they are delicious!!

I love this banner die but found it a tricky one for a Lou's brain to put into use! lol! so I added some strips of my paper and a couple of the sentiment sheet 'posters' to layer it out with before popping my bunny out on some hot glue over the whole lot!!

I made my little bunny look all textured by dotting on him with my blender pen after he was coloured up! soo cute!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Engagement Card....

I am soooo late poor wee laptop has died again and I don't think it can be revived so I am attempting to post from my ipad but it just doesn't work the same way!
I have used MFTs All My Love stamps and co-ordinating dies for this engagement card.......I also used Lawn Fawns Violets ABCs and the papers are from Teresa Collins Something Wonderful range.....super gorgeous strokeable papers!!

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, 20 April 2015

Chloe Darkwing....

Stamps- Tiddly Inks Chloe Darkwing.
Morning all! 

I hope you all had a great weekend. I thought I would pop my Chloe Darkwing card on for you all today. She really is just perfect for spring fun makes! and she comes with some beautiful sentiments to just make someones day too.

Thank you for popping in, all linky's under the photo.
Hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Baby Marci & Baby Mine

Happy Friday everyone! Linda here.  Just a few (well quite a few lol) hours and it will be the weekend! Yay!  This week has been soooo busy at work, you know how it is, you have some holiday and the work is all piled up and a mess to clear through when you return.  What happened to it being quieter over the Easter holidays?! 

Anyway, I managed to make this card last week when I was on my hols and I have to say that I love the way it came out. Baby Marci is a fave of mine and these papers from Carta Bella....well what can I say, I had to really restrain myself from buying extra pads lol, I still may cave in, they are just sooooo pretty and such a nice change from the usual mainly pink (though there's enough pink in there too to please).

I kept my decorations fairly restrained (for me!) because I really did not want to cover too much of the lovely paper.

I've popped links to the items used at the end of my post, and if you want to know what distress ink colours I used to colour her in, you can find them on my blog here.

I do hope you like my make today, enjoy your weekend and I'll see you again next Friday! :) xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Hello everyone, Ann-Marie popping in today to share with you all a little something of the crafty variety and it's a little something completely different for me too.

When I opened up my dt pack there was a set of My Favourite Things 'Jumbo Abstract Art' stamps and I looked at them and thought I'm not really sure what to do with those, so I had a little play with some ink and oh my it was such fun and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  It felt good to stretch myself and try something different and I now have lots of ideas buzzing around my head so I think I'll just leave that set of stamps on my desk so I can play again.

That "cheers" sentiment is part of a fab Avery Elle stamp set and they do stamp beautifully.

Items Used

Okay that's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week folks.

Take care.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

I Heart You....

Jane here....I hope you are all having a lovely time whatever you may be doing! Most of the country seems to be basking in sunshine but up here in the Highlands it is freezing and wet...please send some my way!
 I have two cards to share today! The Aim High stamp set from Avery Elle is just so has not left my desk for the last few days!!
For the first card I have used MFTs Jumbo Abstract Art stamp and Distress Ink for the background and then stamped the cute arrows on the top
For the second card I have used some more of the gorgeous Teresa Collins Something Wonderful papers....
Thanks for popping in today and I hope you like my makes!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Chloe and her peeps...

Divine twine yellow.
Morning all!! 

Lou in with a share for you today!! I have been having fun with my Tiddly Inks clear stamps sets the last couple of weeks and wanted to share my Chloe and her peeps make.

The delicious bit of patterned paper came out of that gorgeous random mixed 12x12 papers I treated myself to a few months ago...yes!! a few months!! it had 30 bits of yumminess in it and I am not even half way through yet!!!

The little paper doily is a poundshop bargain! love the baking aisle in there!! lol! just shows how you can mix them in with your cardmaking!!

Thank you for popping in 
hugs Lou xxx