Tuesday, 28 July 2015

You Make My Heart Melt.......

I have gone uber clean and simple today!
This is one of the stamps from the super cute Paper Smooches Warm Hearts set...this card was inspired by the talented Michelle Short and her super cute CAS style!
Have a great day!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Oh Hoppy Days!

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here :)

The other day I had a few minutes to spare and I was mooching around the Dies to Die For Store, when I came across Broasca the Frog. I was particularly pleased to see him in amongst some of the other gorgeous Little Miss Muffet Stamps line, as he's one of my faves! What's not to love about a cute frog?

So, as is my custom, I thought I'd plonk him on a rather Clean and Simple Card. But, see, I have a bit of a thing about die cut frames at the moment, you'll probably notice it in the coming weeks! Today, I took a rather cheeky liberty with the By DIEzyne Double Circle Dies, so I could sit Broasca behind. And then I popped on one of the gorgeous sentiments from the Avery Elle Oh Happy Day Sentiment Stamps.

I love it when a plan comes together! 

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a hoppy day! Sorry, I do love a pun...

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Strawberry Mouse

Good Morning Everyone

I am here today to share my card using an adorable stamp from the Whimsy Stamps - Crissy Armstrong Collection.
 I have used some fabulous colourful Echo Park  papers and a Taylored Expressions embossing folder for the background. 

Items Used:

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

Friday, 24 July 2015

Say Cheese!

Warning! Photo heavy post.
Happy Friday! Linda here and I have another mini album to share today. This one uses the fantastic paper pad from Simple Stories 'Say Cheese'. I love, love, love this paper collection. I had such a lot of fun making this mini and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

I kept the design on the front fairly simple to showcase the fab papers, just decorating with some chipboard letters, brads and fishtail banners and some stitched frames from the CC Designs Make a Card set #4.

The only thing I hate about mini albums is trying to photograph them, it's sooooo hard, and no way to show all the photo mats and interactive stuff. SO ....if you want to see more, drop by my blog tomorrow because I'll be sharing a video of this album, which really is the best way to view these.

I used the following items from Dies to Die for

(Ignore the picture of the stamps, this is the link to the 6 x 6 paper pad I used in this mini album)
(to edge my layers)

Well that's all from me today, don't forget to check by my blog for a video of this project tomorrow afternoon, and I'll be back again next Friday. Happy crafting! :) xx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Spring Fawn.............

 Good Morning! Jane here with my share....I have dug out my paintbrush and had another go at painting with Distress Inks.......This is the gorgeous Spring Fawn from Saturated Canary....another one of my faves!
Have a fab day!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Herd You Had a Birthday!!

Papers- Teresa collins She Said.
White wool felt.

Hi everyone! 
I'm a bit late popping in today but I so wanted to share my DTDF inspiration post. Its another of the makes I did for the Die Cutting Essentials 4 magazine.

Our brief was ladies birthday cards using the new Die Namics Build able blooms stamps and Die Namics Build able blooms die set. And we had a gorgeous summery colour palette to follow too. I used my flower dies nd stamps to make some clouds and a sunshine to show how versatile the sets are!it was so much fun to put together and of course, the felt cut like butter for the little textured clouds.

I used one of my favourite stamp sets to go with my card this time, The Whole Herd stamp set. Its just so sweet and I adore the sentiments! they are just perfect!

Thank you for popping in, Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Little Cloudy

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here :)

And boy am I teasing you with some cuteness today?! The whole of the Swiss Pixie Range from C.C.Designs has me swooning at the best of times, but I can't get enough of Little Cloudy here. And for all you Fussy Cutting Phobics out there... there's a coordinating Outline Die Set too. Oh yeah! Just Sayin'.

And while we're on the subject of Just Sayin'. Did you see the latest My Favourite Things Release? My poor bank account groaned. No, that's a huge, huge, huge understatement. Pain. But, the pain is sooo pretty. Just check out these Plaid Patterns. Okay, I'm going...

Products Used...
C.C.Designs Swiss Pixie Little Cloudy
C.C.Designs Swiss Pixie Little Cloudy Outline Die
My Favourite Things Plaid Patterns Paper Pack

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

Friday, 17 July 2015

Uptown Girls Audrey Loves Her Make-Up

Morning everyone! It's Friday again yay! Today I'm sharing a card I was asked to make by a friend at work for her Mum.  The brief I had to work from was that she liked Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, that she loved fashion and that her favourite colours were black orange and green.

I must admit that I skipped the green as trying to put those 3 colours together really wasn't working for me on a card.

Anyway I chose the fabulous Uptown Girls Audrey Loves Her Make-Up from Stampin' Bella, perfect to fit the Audrey Hepburn part I thought. I actually used Halloween papers (just to show they're versatile lol) for the black and orange as they were the only papers I had with that colour combo, and I can't find them in the store now, but you could use something like Thrilling to a similar effect, I just avoided the more Halloween prints with bats and spiders.

I used the fab big stitched and pierced rectangles, these are great for helping to make a layout in a hurry with no fuss and i mounted her on some dies from the Make a Card #4 set.

My friend loved it and I must admit that after struggling a bit with it I really love the way it turned out.

La-La Land Dress Form
(I couldn't find the link to this in the store anymore, but I'm sure Tracy would get in in for you if you asked)

That's all from me today, see you again next week! :) xx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Hello...Jane here today with a splodgy make to share,.....I dug out me old Jumbo Abstract Art stamps from MFT for this card....inking with Distress Ink and then spraying the stamp before stamping to get a nice wet splodgy look, I also flicked some wet ink onto the card...then I stamped the Hello with Lawn Fawn Violets ABCs and then a few tiny sequins to add some sparkle..
Have a lovely Day!

Monday, 13 July 2015

Petunia gets a piggy back.........

Hi everyone! Lou in with a share for you today!  this  Petunia gets a piggy back stamp is just too cute and I have to admit to it being one of those stalk the posty moments until it arrived!!! and as for the  Avery Elle Wonky Stitches....well...they might just be my fav companion at the minute! I love the little effect they give around the edges and that tag is just too cute!!

Here is a little bling shot too! I so suck at getting photo's of the pretties on her skirt!!

Thank you for popping in xxx

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Jessica with Cupcakes

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here, and yes, today, it'll be me with a stack of cupcakes :)

Today is my Niece's Birthday, no prizes for guessing her name! I thought Jessica with Cupcakes would be perfect for her, Evie, like me, has a love of cake. And you know me, once I get involved with one favourite thing, I like to play with some of my other faves too. Can you spot 'em?! Before I scoot off and do the appropriate number of abdominal crunches to allow me the quantity of cake I am going to consume today, let me just tell you, Jessica comes with a coordinating Die too, perfect for all you Fussy Cutting Phobics out there!

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Crateful of Kittens

Good Morning Everyone

For my card today I have used an adorable stamp from the Whimsy Crissy Armstrong collection called Crateful of Kittens. The beautiful papers are by Maja Design and the gorgeous flower is made with a Cheery Lynn Die.

Item Used:
coloured with Promarkers
Die-Namics Blueprints 20

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

Friday, 10 July 2015


Morning all, it's Friiiiiday! I must admit with everything going on this week I lost my mojo a little, but I'm bringing you some LDRS Dollhouse inspiration using Wings.

Skin: Vintage Photo
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Clothing and Wings: Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet.

I've used a Joycraft die behind her, and my embossing mat has also gone walkabout too, so I had to forgo the embossing this time.

Layers are distressed and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Love, love, love that Prima bling!

Products Used

That's all from me today but I'll be back again same time next week. Happy crafting! :) xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Yo Yo Dapper Dan...

Stamp- Dapper Dan.
Morning all!! 

The summer holidays is coming up soon ( oh boy , I am so on countdown! can't wait to get my hands on some mamma and me time with the squidger!!) and every year Scott and I get together some little bits to put in the mail for Mo for surprises! ( the postman is still kinda exciting to him and in the holidays its all mamma and daddy mail....yeah..its mostly icky bills but to him we still get mail and he doesn't!!) so this is my first Mo Mail make for this holiday!!

He absolutely loves yo yo's! we have tonnes in our house but each new one is exciting and I wanted to make him a special one as I had picked up a couple of plain wooden yo yo's on my travels to keep in reserve!!

Now..for the confession...this is actually Mo's stamp!! lol!! when he saw it he decided it looked just like him so he NEEDED it (...proud mamma moment, I have taught my prodigy well bwah ha ha ha ha!!!) I cut 2 little circles of letraset paper out and stamped just Dapper Dan's head on them. I coloured them both up the same and glued them onto the yo yo then gave it a good old spray with some spray varnish ( I wrapped the string round and covered the centre strip with masking tape before spraying away).

I can't wait to pop it in a little box and get it in the mail for him! roll on holidays!! 2 weeks to go and counting!!

Right, time for a cuppa and a good old womble in blog land!!

Huge hugs for you all Lou xx

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Super Hero............

Jane here with my special make today.....we are now on holiday from school for the summer and the weather today is a bit pants and you know what that means with kids in the house! "Mum I'm bored!" cries.....and because I feel guilty hiding in my cupboard when they are around with nothing to do so..........
TaDa...we have a joint effort from myself and Jude, my 11 year old......I did the background while she coloured up the tiny Super Hero....I think she has done a fab job!
You can find all the gorgeous Mama Elephant Stamps and Dies here

Monday, 6 July 2015

Hockey Player....

 Rubber stamp- Hockey Player.
Papers- Bo Bunny Double Dot from my Bo Bunny offer box.
Hockey Puck border from Silhouette store.

Morning all!!

Lou in with some cuteness for you this morning..and yes..I'll admit..its a very funny very tongue in cheek make but I love it!!! The little Hockey Guy on my make is actually digital but luckily for you guys Tracy has  Hockey Player all cosy in the store in rubber form!! wohoooooo!!! 

And here's a video of how he works. I made the sentiment up myself..totally my humour..sorry peeps!! and printed it out for the slider part!!

Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Vintage Wedding Album

Morning everyone, it's Linda here coming at you on a Sunday as the heat just wiped me out earlier in the week and so I wasn't quite ready to post this on Friday. Luckily for me I have wonderful teamies, and the super fabulous Faye (have you been following her work? It's amazing, I'm just a fan boy lol), stepped in for me and swapped days, isn't that sweet of her?

Anyhoo, on to my make and as you know I've recently been dabbling in some mini albums.......but now I've moved up into the next leave and so today I'm posting my first 'proper' mini album. (Well if I'm honest it it's actually the 3rd, but it's the 1st one I've shared)

I don't know about you but for me at this time of year it's all about Weddings. I've been asked to make several wedding cards and recently a work friend asked me to make a wedding album for her daughter to take as a gift for a wedding she was attending in Ireland. The bride likes vintage.

Immediately I thought of the Vintage Wedding collection by Pion Design, it fits the Vintage and Wedding theme and it has all these great cut aparts and tags etc. I used a mixture of 6 x 6 and 12 x 12 papers.

This is what I made.

I edged all of my layers (but not the pages themselves) with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 

I hope I'm not blowing my own trumpet when I say that the pictures do not do it justice, it's so difficult to photograph these well,  and I have also made a video which you can find the link to on my blog, but it really does look lovely in real life and I'm rather chuffed with it.

The link to the tutorial I used is also on my  blog if you wish to have a go at making one of these for yourself.

Pion Design Vintage Wedding Collection
Other Items

I had an immense amount of fun making this and my work friend loves it, so I hope the bride and groom do too!

That's all from me today but I'll be back again next week in my regular Friday spot.

Happy crafting! :) xx

Friday, 3 July 2015


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here, on this rather gorgeous Friday:)

I'm afraid I have a soft spot for fairies, they appeal to some part of my airy, fluffy, free spirited side. And of course I'm always on the look out for them at the bottom of the garden! So, it's only natural that Vixie here, is a well loved and well used part of my 'Craft Collection'.

I've not made a Shaker Card before, they seem to be popular at the moment, so, Vixie, these scrummy Simple Life A Charmed Life Papers  and some Circle Dies were the perfect partners for what I had in mind. Simples!

Products Used...
Make it Crafty Vixie Rubber Stamp
Simple Stories A Charmed Life Paper Pad
By DIEzyne Double Circles Dies

Thank you so much for stopping by... have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

If cats could talk....

Hi everyone!!

Lou in with a post for you today!! and I have been having fun with the TE If cats could talk  stamp set!

So a little die cutting (..the little kitty even comes with his own die to cut him out with....love this set!!!) a little bit of colouring and the cat was done, now it was time for a face!! there are so many to choose from in the set!! I chose a grumpy face and a good old coffee sentiment from the set and he was done!!

huge hugs Lou xxx 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Nevaeh & My Precious Daughter

Morning all, Linda here, yes yes, I know it's Wednesday, but I missed posting this on Friday, so I'm popping it on now.
I decided to make another easel card (I don't make this very often, but I do love them), using the gorgeous Nevaeh by Krista Smith (one of the first stamps I ever bought). She's on sale in the shop at the moment so snap up a bargain before she's out of stock!
 I paired her with these lush papers from Pion.  I wanted to showcase the wonderful contrast of the purple and pink, so I coloured her outfit to match.

This is the card shown closed.
Colours used

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet
Outfit: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves

This is the opened card, I kept the inside pretty simple so as not to distract from the front.

Products used:

That's all from me today, happy crafting! :) xx

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Teacher Heart....

Well it is that time of year again...here in the Highlands we break up for the school hols on Thursday......I am a dinner-lady so I get the holidays too!!
A little gift for the teachers is required so I have  made this little heart using some school style papers....the papers I have used are not available but you can get some lovely ones here...
I used Lawn Fawns Violets ABCs to stamp the sentiment and then added some flowers and a cute wee apple charm to finish off!
I hope you like!

Monday, 29 June 2015

I'm so Jelly ....

DieNamics Blueprints 24.
Papers- Bildmalarna An ocean with strawberries.
Hi everyone!!

I'm back with another Lawn Fawn So Jelly stamp set make again! these little sets are not only a fabulous price but a ridiculous amount of fun to play with!!

I used one of my MME coastal card blanks for this one and then some papers that are just so prefect for casual under the sea-ness, Bildmalarna An ocean with strawberries.

I also just had to get in using my DieNamics Blueprints 24  set...... again!! but it just makes rectangle cards soooo easy to make up and the little confetti dies that come in the set are just perfect for splodging around your card. Did you know that there are some sketches for you to use with the Blueprints sets too? you can find them all HERE.

Thank you for popping in, hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Over the Threshold

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

This summer, I am going to two weddings. I'm excited to be dusting off my party shoes, but, I was not so excited about making the two cards! I find wedding cards a struggle.

 Or rather, normally I do. This card is for the second wedding, so I am feeling super smug, as it's over a month away, and I'm ready. But, Over the Threshold, is such a fab and perfect likeness of the couple in question, it made the whole card, simples!

Products Used...
Die-Namics Notched Tags Die Set

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