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!
Jane

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.
Ann-Marie 
xxx


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!
Jane
xx

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

Grandad...

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
Jane
xx

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

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Spring Bringer

Good morning everyone it's Ann-Marie popping in today to share some crafty love with you all and today I thought I would bring a little bit of spring with me in the hope that it's soon around the corner.

I inked up an older Whimsy Stamps Wee image 'Spring Bringer' but she is still one of my all time favourites.  I coloured her up to compliment the oh so gorgeous Echo Park For the Record 2 'Tailored' papers which are actually on offer at the moment too over in the store.  I decided to mat them onto black card stock just to make the colours pop.




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That's all from me today, thank you for dropping in and I hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xxx 


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Perk Up.....

I love this stamp set sooo much! It MFTs Perk Up and it has loads of coffee based sentiments...I have watercoloured a background again with my distress inks and then stamped and embossed the wee coffee cup and mounted on foam pads...the wee heart is from my stamp stash.
I hope you like!
Jane
xx

Monday, 9 February 2015

Gulity of love in the first degree!!

Hi everyone!!

Lou in with a make for you all this morning and I just had to get one of those stunning new Tiddly Inks release stamps inked up for you all!!

I can't help myself with this release! I just love every single one of them!! this one is called 'Guilty of love in the first degree' (...yup...I have been singing that bananarama song ever since I wrote it too!! he he he!!!)

Christy is so clever when she puts these sets together.She has the cutest little trio of hearts in the stamp set that is just curved so perfectly for going around a circle die cut! its a dream!!! and it makes such a gorgeous little edge detail too.

I tried to colour her up with a bit of a smokey flash background so it looks like she is having one of those police photo's taken after being arrested!! then the little film strip die cuts worked just pefrectly and the sentiment speaks for itself for the theme!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 8 February 2015

'Together Anywhere'

Hello everyone it's Ann-Marie popping in today.

I want to share with you a card I have made using an adorable image from The Greeting Farm 'Together Anywhere' rubber stamp set and my sentiment is also part of the set and some beautiful designer papers from My Mind's Eye Record It called 'Charmed'.  I coloured her up using copics to compliment the papers and kept it fairly simple by just adding a few flowers and some leaves cut using Die-namics 'Royal Leaves' die set. 




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Okay that's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed a crafty weekend.

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xxx

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Valentine Moments

Good Morning Everyone.

For today's card I have used a sweet Little Darlings stamp  Candibean -Valentine Moments which is on special offer at the moment.  I think it could be used for a number of occasions so have not added a sentiment at this stage.
The corner flourish is a Wild Rose Studio die and the hearts have been cut from the La-La Land Heart border


Items Used:
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox




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

Friday, 6 February 2015

Rebecca, Masquerading at the Ball


Happy Friday everyone! It's Linda here and I have another Saturated Canary creation to share with you today, this time in rubber from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

This is Rebecca, isn't she just dreamy?


I coloured her to match these beautiful Pion papers, these are from the My Beloved Son collection, but they look wonderful used on girly cards too! That wonderful mask die is from La-La Land Crafts, I can see myself using that a lot.


I've finished with some gorgeous embelliesgone all shabby chic here with lashings of Gesso.


The inside is simply decorated with more of those pretty papers and a blank space for a message.

List of products used:

LDRS Saturated Canary Rebecca - Sadly out of stock
Pion Design Paper - My Beloved Son
Pion Design Paper - My Beloved Son - Pansy
Memory Box Victorian Frame Set
La-La Land Masquerade Mask Die
Walnut Stain Distress Ink




Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Wallflower.........

Good Morning!
Jane here with a wee make for you all....
This does look better in real life I promise!
I have used the shy Wallflower from LDRSs Saturated Canary range....she has been stamped with black Versafine and then embossed with some clear embossing powder then I have used Distress ink to do the watercolour effect...I also inked around the base card too..
thanks for looking!
Jane
xx

Monday, 2 February 2015

You're so good for my heart...


Dies- Die- namics you have my heart.
Papers- Daisy Bucket perfect harmony Callie.
Morning everyone!!

Its Lou in for you today!!

I  used my Have a Heart co-ordinating dies for my stamp set for the first time. Now...I need to practice a bit more with these! lol! I got a couple of them a bit off centre but they still look uber cute so I forgave myself!! 

Here's a piccy of the card open with more of the gorgeous Have a heart stamp set used inside.


The sentiments in this set really are so me, I just absolutely love it. I think it has been one of my most used sets recently.

Right, time for me to pootle off! 

huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Birthday card....

Good Morning!!
I have a CAS card for you all today
Some water colouring for the background and then this lovely sentiment from Taylored Expressions In & Out Birthday set....which has a whole load of other fabby birthday sentiments...... and a little bit of ribbon to finish...
Jane
xx

Monday, 26 January 2015

LDRS Saturated Canary Amber.

Stamp- Amber.
Morning everyone!

I'm back!! I also have share of LDRS Amber for you all today. She was my make for last week but I was too late to share her so I saved her for this weeks post over here!!

I love this stamp, she is good for so many things but I am still in valentine mode so I got loved up with her!!

The papers in the MME Unforgettable paper pack made it easy though! they have these cute little quote pages in there so I grabbed a couple of those to embellie up!!

Thanks for peeking in!
Lou xxx

Friday, 23 January 2015

Romantic Eva

Happy Friday everyone, DT Linda here and so it's nearly the weekend!  I've been super busy this week working on some secret projects that I can't tell you about just yet, but I will say it's terribly exciting!

I must admit to being just a little bit in love with today's card, the mojo was just racing along with this one, I had so much fun making it.

The beautiful girl is Eva, a Saturated Canary image from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.
Isn't she gorgeous? 

I went for a romantic vintage feel with this and it could easily be sent as a Valentines card as for a birthday or other occasion.  For that reason I didn't add a sentiment to the card....well that and I ran out of room lol!


I coloured her with my Distress Markers, and colours can be found on my blog here. I cut her out with one of my MFT Pierced Ovals dies I added a few dots of liquid pearls around my image.
I used some lovely sale papers from Bildmalarna and layered them up, inked and hand sewed them as usual.


and decorated the inside simply to complement the front.



Well that's all from me today, do head over to my blog if you want more details and photos. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you next Friday! :) xx

  

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

"Serena"

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

For my card I got to play with the sweetest fairy from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - From the Hollow collection called 'Serena' and coloured her up with my copics.  I took my colour inspiration from Websters Pages 'Parkdrive' paper pack and this is a beautiful collection of papers and are a lovely quality to work with but I seem to have managed to cover the majority of them up but trust me they're gorgeous.




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Okay that's all from me today.  Enjoy the remainder of your week and I hope you get to sneak in a little crafting.  

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xxx



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Yvonne.....

Good Morning!
Jane here...can't quite believe that Tuesday has come around already!
Now please be gentle with me.....I have dug out my Distress Inks and am determined to master the art of colouring with them!
This is LDRS Saturated Canaries Yvonne coloured with Distress Inks

Saturday, 17 January 2015

One of my Peeps

Good Morning Everyone

My card today features a fabulous image and sentiment by Stamping Bella with some colourful papers  by My Minds Eye. I have used  Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Edges to shape the lower edge of my card blank and the flower is one of my favourites - Die-Namics Upsy Daisy.






Items Used:
Stamp and sentiment  - Stamping Bella - One of my Peeps coloured with Promarkers
Die-Namics Upsy Daisy

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

Friday, 16 January 2015

Serenade Moments for Valentines or Anytime

Morning all! Linda here.Well that's another week almost done and looking forward to my weekend again. With Valentines seemingly just around the corner I'm sure you're getting a huge chunk of Velentine's cards thrown your way to look at. So my card today which has a definite love theme and would make a perfect card for Valentine's, but also for other occasions because I steered away from the 'traditional' Valentine colours of pink and red (ok there is a little red in there, but really not enough to make a difference).

This super cute stamp is one of the Candibeans range, isn't it lovely? I'm still on my Distress Ink colouring kick...well my OH bought my a bunch for Christmas so it would be rude not too.



I've not added the colours used today because to be honest I coloured it a couple of weeks back and I've forgotten doh!


The beautiful papers are from the new Maja collection Nyhavn, aren't they just scrummy, they are limited edition though so they won't be available forever.  Lovely colours and made me feel quite summery in the middle of winter!


As usual I've inked and hand stitched all my layers.


Love that cut out heart die and the edging round the card is made from a large die cut into pieces. I used the border strip from one of the papers to make up a little sentiment banner.


Well that's all from me for today, I will see you again next Friday with some more inspiration :) xx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Monster Mash.....

Good Afternoon!
Jane here with a wee monster make for you!
I have developed a bit of a thing for anything Lawn Fawn at the minute.....my purse is not liking me!....I have used the Monster Mash Stamps and co-ordinating Die set for this card....it is out of stock at the moment but there are loads of other lovely sets too...next on my list are these cute robot stamps
The super yummy papers are from Echo parks Summer Days pad.
Have a lovely day!
Jane
xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

You have my heart....

Stamps - You have my heart.
Morning everyone!

I hope you all had wonderful weekends. Its me, Lou, in to post today and  I just had to get busy with some of the new Dienamics releases I treated myself to last week! ...well they were too cute to resist!!

I have to say that Dienamics Tag Builder Blue Prints 3 is going to be my favourite little die set for a while! its just wonderful and so much fun to play with!

Thank you for popping in
Lou xxx


Sunday, 11 January 2015

'You're Amazing'

Hello everyone it's Ann-Marie popping in today to share a little something with you all.  Today I have a card that is completely out of my comfort zone as there's no colouring, designer paper or ribbon involved but I do love how it turned out and I think it's a good thing to challenge yourself to do something a little different from your norm occasionally.

For my card I used the 'Gingham Background' stamp from My Favourite Things which is a lovely big stamp to work with and stamped up beautifully and teamed this up with one of the sentiments from the My Favourite Things 'Banner Greetings' set and used the matching Die-namics 'Banner Greetings' die to cut out the sentiment which makes things a whole lot easier.  I then layered this up on to a die cut heart made using Nellie's Multi Frames 'Heart' set which is actually on offer in the store.  Anyway, let me show you the outcome.



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

Take care.
Ann-Marie 
xxx