Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Butterfly Baby

Happy Tuesday everyone, DT Linda here.  I hope you all enjoyed your Easter holiday, I certainly did!  I've made rather a lot of Easter/Spring cards recently with spring colours, so I thought I'd do something completely different, although still kind of spring related.

Spring is a time of new growth and that includes new babies, so I thought I'd make a lovely baby card using the wonderful Sweet Baby collection from Pion Design. Links to products used are at the end of my post.

I used the Butterfly Baby stamp by Saturated Canary for Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  Isn't it just the sweetest? and of course suitable for a boy or girl.

The Copic colours I used can be found on my blog here along with a close up.

I used a sweet little Memory Box die in the corner isn't it cute? and shaped the corners with the Cheery Lyn Fancy Corners die. The little Welcome Baby sentiment is made with stickers from the Authentique -Smitten pad, just showing how versatile they are.

The card shape is made with a Martha Stewart, PATP punch set. I added a little MME Pearl brad and a Stork and Baby charm to finish off.  For the inside I simply used a square of the 6 x 6 sheet with an image in the corner and plenty of blank space for writing a message.  As I don't currently have a person in mind for this card, I didn't personalise it, but it would be pretty easy to do so.

Well that's all from me today, I'm off work till tomorrow, but I have the glorious job of cleaning house ready for my daughter's arrival this evening, so no crafting for me today. It does mean that I get to spend a few days with my baby though, so I'm not complaining! :) 

Monday, 21 April 2014


Coloured by Promarkers.

Happy Bank Holiday monday peeps!!!

Its Lou again with my normal little slot today and I decided to go CAS.

Now if you are a lover of CAS the Die- Namics Blueprints range from MFT are just the best for helping you on your way to quick and easy CAS cards. The dies just do it all for you, I absolutely love them. All I needed to do was arm myself with a stamp, promarkers, yummy papers and glue and go for it!!

Sassitude is just adorable! I layered up her skirt by stamping it a couple of times on the papers I was using and then paper pieced her up. Her little sentiment is so cute too, she has a selection of sentiments but this one was Mo's pick! I love it when he helps me choose bits to use!!

Thank you for popping in
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Mini rolled roses...they're not just for paper!!!

Felt- Red.
Ribbon- Green Polka Trim.
Hi everyone!!
Its Lou today. I am just stepping in for our gorgeous Jane who is poorly with a really sore back, sending huge but gentle hugs your way hunny xx

So I was in a play mood with my  Die- Namics  Mini rolled roses this morning. They are just gorgeous and with the red felt they make the cutest little roses. And the felt from the shop washes so well. I made my little Mo a pocket for his t-shirt last year and it has been worn and washed so many times and still looks fabulous!!

So I stole a few baby grows from my friend who has just had twins! he he he! and then got to playing. I cut my roses and then rolled them up and stitched them closed with some red sewing thread. Then I made some little bows with my Green Polka Trim and sewed each rose onto each bow.

Then I sewed one little bow and rose onto each little footsie on the babygrow. Awwwwwwwwwww so cute!! I love it! here's a little close up.....
Thank you for popping in!
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Elsie with Roses

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

I have had fun making an easel card to feature a totally adorable Wild Rose Studio stamp, this is Elsie with Flowers. The gorgeous papers are from Bo Bunny, I love the colours of these. The sentiment is from Die-Namics Polka Dot Greeting, this fabulous set comes with a choice of greetings and backgrounds and is so useful. The pretty peach scalloped layer had been cut with a Tonic Studio Nesting Die
I have used a Marianne Design Die for the rolled roses and a La-La Land Die for the stitched border.

To show the sentiment

Items Used:
Stamp - Wild Rose Studio Elsie with Roses coloured with Promarkers
Impression Obsession Butterfly Set

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

Friday, 18 April 2014

Love you Furever

Hello lovelies, well its Friday inspiration time. This week I have used this little Cutie from The Greetings Farm - Furever set

I used copics to colour her up. I matched her with lush papers from Cart Bella sew Lovely . I kept this super simple, but I did pop a few paw prints inside :)

Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for popping in xxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Birthday Wishes

Good morning everyone and as it's Wednesday that means you have me, Ann-Marie, popping in to share some crafty love with you all.

I have a card to show you today which I have made using the gorgeous My Mind's Eye 'Chalk Studio 2' papers and I do love these folks together with the adorable Tiddly Inks 'Birthday Wishes' stamp.  I love the fact that I have only used one sheet of paper and I coloured up the image, cut her out and raised her a little with some 3d glue.  I didn't really want to cover much of the paper so just made a pennant from Whimsy's 'Celebration Pennants' set and stamped it on to card which I had coloured with the same pens as the image and cut them out.  

Items Used

Image:  Tiddly Inks 'Birthday Wishes'
Papers:  My Mind's Eye 'Chalk Studio 2'
Pennant:  Whimsy 'Celebration Pennants' stamp set
Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

Okay that's all from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get your crafty fingers a making!

Enjoy your day, take care.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mimosa - Summer Wind

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's DT Linda here. Are you almost ready for Easter? I'm really not lol, I have so much still to do!   Anyhoo....on to the reason I'm here. This week I've used one of the sweet little Mimosa stamps from Bildlamarna, and normally I like to colour up these cuties with my Distress Inks, but I thought for  change I'd use my copics.  I rather like the way she turned out especially her hair. Links to products used are as always at the end of my post.

Colours used

Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20, 11
Hair: E00, 11, 13, 15, 18
Clothes: RV000, 91, 93, 95, B000, 00, C2, E50, 51, 53
Basket and flowers: B000, 00, RV91, 93, 95, E41, 42, 44

I used these gorgeous papers from Pion, and I believe that they've now been discontinued, so best snap them up from Tracy while you still can...I must admit I'm very sad that I won't be able to get this range in the future as it's one of my favourites.  I do hope they plan on replacing it with something similar, because while the A Day in May range is drop dead gorgeous, it doesn't have the range of colours that this collection has.  Luckily for me I still have various sheets in my stash. I inked the edges and then sewed them with top stitch thread.

I used some lovely La-La Land and Die-namics die cuts and this rather lush Prima flower, though I was rather mean to it an pulled out the centre and replaced it with one of my rolled rose ones. I finished off with this fab sentiment from Whimsy, cut with a matching die, a little stamp cut from the element sheet to match the papers used,  and some liquid pearls.

Well that's all from me for today and I get a bit of a break soon to get ahead with my crafting, and enjoy my holiday

Enjoy your Easter everyone! : ) x x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Brynn has a baby shower.....

Coloured with promarkers.
Hi everyone!

I just had to get this  Uptown Girl inked up this weekend, she is just such a sweetheart.

I went for a good and big 8x8 card for this one because so I could use some nice big cuts of the Echo Park bundle of joy mini kit and its stickers!! oooh its so gorgeous!! I paper pieced her dress up and coloured the rest of her with my promarkers then it was just a case of choosing which couple of stickers I wanted.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with her on a scrap of the pink and then spent some time carefully die cutting my other scraps to get a lovely little assortment of fishtail banners I could layer up at the side.

I added a little enamel dot onto the edge because they do just make fabulous faux brads! they look awesome with none of that poke it through and fold the backs down palava!!!

Thank you for popping in!
Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Easter Baskets...

Goodness Sunday has come round quick again!! Today I have made some little Easter treat baskets, you can watch a fab tutorial here
The papers I have used for these are 
I just have to go buy some little eggs to put in them!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Bildmalarna Alva Music

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

For my card today I have used a sweet Bilmalarna Stamp together with some gorgeous Bildmalarna papers from the stunning Soft Collection paper pad. The flowers have been made with Cheery Lynn Rose Dies and the leaves are from the Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip. The wonderful Bird Cage die is also from Cheery Lynn.

Items Used:

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

Friday, 11 April 2014

Emily and Ryan

Hey lovelies, its Friday inspiration from me Jen this week. This week I have gone with a gorgeous image from Stamping Bella - Emily and Ryan under the Umbrella

I used copics to colour them up. I matched her with lush papers from Authentique - Elegant The sentiment is from Whimsy - Simple Sentiments. I went with a more unusual colour pallet today, but I am loving the purple with the turquoise :)  Short and sweet today, busy, busy with Bethy today as its the school hols.

Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for popping in xxx