Saturday, 20 December 2014

Ready Set Snow!

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

I am here today to share 3 last minute Christmas cards that I made with some cute images and sentiments from Taylored Expressions Ready Steady Set Snow Stamp Set.
 The snowflake dies are Impression Obsession and the gorgeous felt flowers have been cut with an old favourite - Die-Namics Rolled Roses. The papers are by Bazzill Design.

Items Used:
Stamps -Taylored Expressions Ready Steady Set Snow Stamp Set.
Papers - Bazzill Countdown to Christmas and Believe 6 x 6 Printed Multipack
Die-Namics Mini Rolled Roses
Impression Obsession Small Snowflakes Set
Cheery Lynn Holly Leaves
Wool Felt - Red

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my cards today.
Whilst I am here I would like to send you all good wishes for a very Happy Christmas.
Bye for now
Sue xx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Paper Doll Marci - Winter

Happy Friday everyone, it's Linda here on the last Friday before Christmas wheeeeeee!!

Today I'm sharing one of my last Christmas cards for the year, very soon I'll be switching to other stuff like Valentine's day and Spring cards.  I made this card for a friend who's a lover of all things slightly quirky, and I really think this stamp from La-La Land fits the bill. As usual links to products are at the end of the post.

I stamped my image with Versafine ink and coloured Marci in Distress Inks
You can find the colours used over on my blog

All papers were edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and hand stitched. I added lashings of Gesso to the finished creation

I tucked a little snowflake charm under the bow. The little mittens, hats and sock are a small die set from Whimsy called 'Bundled Up'.  I couldn't find it in the store, but I'm sure Tracy would order it for you if you asked her nicely.

Products used:

Well that's all from me today, I'm having a little break for 2 weeks for the Christmas hols, so I wish every one of you a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!:) xx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014


So have you ever made a card and it turns out a complete disaster?  Happened to me yesterday....trying to do to many things at the same time and it just all went the bin it went and now the light has faded soooo badly that my photos are rubbish so I can only apologize...
I have used Yvonne for  my card from LDRS's Saturated Canary Range.....coloured with pencils and then mounted onto a fancy die and a piece of ribbon to finish!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Tiddly Inks Willow Greeting Fairy...

Morning all!!

ooooh christmas week is really coming in and I LOVE it!! in our house we have the little guy's birthday to celebrate tomorrow and then we go all out christmas!! We try to keep the excitement for the 2 special days separate so he gets a real birthday feeling, its so hard when its close to christmas!!

So my share for you all today is a make with Willow Greeting Fairy. This is one of the most delicious stamp sets I have, she is just magical. (The little brown coloured sentiment stamps on her image mat are LOTV)

Heres a picture of the set so you can see just what you get on there! too cute right?!!!

*NEW* Tiddly Inks - Willow Greeting Fairy

Right, time to pootle off! theres a cup of tea with my name on it!!!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Penguin Oops!

Good Morning Everyone

For my card today I have used the fabulous Die-Namics Merry Photo Card to frame a cute Whimsy image from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.
The icicle and snow drift borders are Die-Namics dies and the gorgeous snowflakes are by Impression Obsession.

Items Used:
Stardust Stickles

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Sue xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Anyone for Coffee?.....

How cute is this set of stamps and dies??!!
The stamp set is called Perk Up from My Favourite things and you can find it here and the dies are from Die-namics called Coffee Cup 


Monday, 8 December 2014

Thanks for being you....

Hi everyone! 

Just popping in quick, before I take a shower and chill out after my night shift, with my make for today!! I colored and paper pieced this little cutie up, she is just adorable!! and then I added a few little die cut accents to the card to really highlight her.

This was an uber fun card to make!!

Thank you for peeking in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A little Christmas Willow

Happy Sunday folks, it's Ann-Marie popping in to share some Sunday crafting inspiration for you. 

Well I'm back on to Christmas cards but I thought I'd try a clean and simple look again and it's all about the image and colouring on this so no designer paper in sight!  The image comes with some cute little sentiments and additional images too.

Items Used

That's all from me today, thank you for stopping by.

Take care, 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Penguins Hang a Wreath

Good Morning Everyone
I hope you are all well.

My card today is a side stepper design to showcase an adorable image from Whimsy Stamps - Crissy Armstrong Collection. The sentiment is also by Whimsy Stamps as is the wonderful Jingle Bell Die.
The festive papers are Echo Park - Tis The Season.

Items Used:

Whimsy SC Designs Jingle Bells Die

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

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Whimsy Simply Sentiments

I think I may have gremlins in my house today.....laptop not working, living room lamp not working...hoover making a strange sound!
I am attempting to write this post on my Ipad so heres hoping it works!
I have used Whimsy Stamps Simply Sentiments for my clean and simple cards...nice and quick to if you are ever in a rush for a card....or is that just me?
Please excuse the photo....I normally edit my pics on my laptop...I could cry, really hoping hubster can fix it!  I mounted each panel onto coloured card and added that to my card on foam pads and added a wee gem to each one.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Robot Boy...

Stamp- Robot Boy.
Morning everyone! 

I have been in the boy card making mode as my little guy is turning 10 in a couple of weeks and he loves anything mechanical and taking bits apart so I just had to treat myself to the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Robot Boy stamp! he is just perfect!!

I coloured him up with my promarkers and then fussy cut him out.

Then it was time to have some fun with the Robot glitter pad, oh my! is this one cool!! I LOVE it!!

the stamps I used for the number 10 are the A La Mode Big Birthday Numbers but I can't find them in the shop to linky!! will ask Da Boss and get back to you on that one!! lol!!!

Right then, school run and then bed! last nights shift at work was sooo busy!!

Thank you for popping in

Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 30 November 2014

'Laughter is the best medicine'

Good morning everyone it's Ann-Marie popping in quickly to share a little crafty something with you today.

Well I had a little change from making Christmas cards and made a card just a little out of my comfort zone as there is not an image or copic in sight!  I used some gorgeous paper from The Scrapcake 'My Private Happiness' pad and boy this is just beautiful so pretty and just decided to team it up with a sentiment from a Paper Smooches set called 'Uplifters' and thought the sentiment and paper complimented each other lovely.  I added a little ribbon tied into a big bow and popped a Prima crystal on top for a little bling.

Items Used

Okay, that's all from me today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Take care. 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Jingle Bell Owl

Good Morning Everyone

For today's card I have used an adorable stamp -  Meljens Designs by Whimsy Stamps and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps - SC Design Collection. The fabulous Jingle Bells Die is also from Whimsy
The colourful festive papers are by  Authentique.

Items Used:

Stamps Whimsy Stamps - Meljen's Designs - Jingle Bell Owl coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my card today.
Bye for now
Sue xx

Friday, 28 November 2014

Winter Princess

Happy Friday everyone! It's Linda here.First of all I'd like to say thank you to all the people who sent me messages of concern. I'm so sorry that I've not posted for a while now.  I had some personal stuff going on and some work stuff and health stuff and other stuff all rolled into one and I couldn't even face going into my crafty space to create.  My mojo had been completely squashed by it all. I'm feeling a bit better now and the mojo is slowly coming back, so you should start to see a bit more of me over the next couple of weeks.

Anyway, this is my Dies to Die for DT post for today and as I have a TON of stuff to catch up with I won't waffle on too much but will share pics and the products at the end.

It's also my son's birthday today, 27 years today, now that makes me feel OLD lol!

I'm very happy to be back with you all and I can't wait to catch up with all your makes.

Products Used

That's all from me for today, but I'll be back soon.

Big hugs,

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Test Tube Caddy......

OOOOoooooo I got to have a play with the Taylored Expressions Test Tube Caddy yesterday.......I love it!!
So easy to use and put together.....I used one to hold one of the test tubes I had made for my Craft Fair...the tube is quite fussy so I kept the holder pretty simple....yummy Christmas papers from Imaginisce.....the next one I have plans for a bit more decoration!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Another way to use those pretty papers......

Morning everyone!

Its Lou in for you today and I really had itchy use that silhouette and some lush papers feeling this week so I dug out some stunning papers from my bulk box buys and got to work.

I adore how this came out, I always forget how easy it is to use those 12x12 papers with my silhouette machine,it makes crafting sooooo much fun to slip out of card mode a little and use them for something neat and different. Now, if you feel the neeeeeed for a milk carton die there is one in the shop just crying to be used!!! you will find it HERE.

I am going to fill the little cartons with travel mini's. Mo is going to choose them for his Aunty Lorraine and Uncle Stuart who are jetting off for chrimbles in the U.S.

Thank you for popping in on me,

Huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Bauble

Good morning everyone and a very happy Sunday to you all.  I hope the weather is better where you are folks as its rather soggy here!

Anyway, I have another Christmas make to share with you today and this time I've made a Christmas bauble.  I used a cute little stamp from Taylored Expressions called 'Wishes on a Wire' which was lovely to colour up and of course I had to add lots of Stickles on the snow.  I took my colour inspiration for the image from the gorgeous Bazzill 'Countdown to Christmas' papers and I do love these such rich colours.

Items Used

Okay that's all from me today, thank you for stopping by and enjoy the remainder of your weekend.

Take care.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cool Day

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

For my card today I have used a fabulous new stamp set from MFT Die-Namics called Cool Day. It's a really great set with lots of images and brilliant sentiments too. I have also used the matching Die set to cut out the polar bear and mittens. The landscape die is Die-Namics Tree Lines.
The gorgeous blue textured paper in the background is Bazzill Glazed Ocean Blizzard

Items Used:
Stamps- MFT Die-Namics Cool Day Stamp Set coloured with Promarkers

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Bye for now
Sue xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Merry Christmas!....

It's all going a bit Christmas mad in my house as I madly try to get everything finished for my Craft Fair on Saturday!!
I saw this technique either in blogland or Pinterest....(I spend far too much time on both!!).....and have been itching to try it out...for a first attempt I am pretty pleased with it and it doesn't take long at all!
First I covered my cardstock with Faded Jeans DI, then I dabbed white ink over the stencil ( I used Memory Boxes Bubbles
The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Little Bits of Christmas Stamp set....which I have fallen in love with and has been added to my ever increasing wishlist! And of course a little bit of Stickles to finish off!!


Monday, 17 November 2014

A christmassy hello!!

Hi everyone!

well the christmas tunes have been on all weekend and I have been busy pootling away with christmassy makes!! I love it!!

For this one i decided to go with a really CAS base for my uber cute little bird from the Tiddly Inks for the birds clear stamp set, that I decided to fussy cut out and turn into a little robin for this job!!

Those gorgeous swooshes of brown are from the Die- namics Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set. I generously splodged on some Hero Arts Cup O' Jo Shadow ink, and stamped it twice, the lighter shade is from just re-stamping right away with the residue left over from the darker one. This ink is totally magic because when as dries it fills up all the little 'holes'.I really do love the effect it gave on this one. 

I cut one of the Die-Namics happy hellos dies and just added it on top of the swooshes of brown. Then with a little white gel pen I added some gentle snow flake dots around the card and popped my little robin on with a foam dot so he popped out some sitting on his little 'o'!!

Then I doodled a little around the edges of my card mats, theres nothing like a quick doodle to soften up those sharp edges!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs
Lou xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Two Turtle Doves

Hello everyone it's my turn, Ann-Marie, to share something with you all today.  

So what have I got to show you today; well I'm still in Christmas mode but this time I've made a little something for myself to keep.  I like all these pretty wall hangings I see in the shops so I thought hey I could make one of those and I like how it's turned out so I think I will make a couple more and have them hanging in my hallway at Christmas.

I inked up an older Whimsy Stamps Christmas image called 'Two Turtle Doves' by Elisabeth Bell and coloured her with my usual copics.  I teamed her up with some gorgeous Maja Design papers 'Vintage Winter' and these are so so pretty and they of course inspired my colour theme which has turned out quite traditional.  I added a Whimsy Stamps sentiment 'Holiday Postage Stamps' and distressed it up a little with Tim Holtz 'Walnut Stain' distress ink.

Items Used

Okay so that's all from me.  I hope you are all having a great weekend and have managed to get a little crafty too.

Take care.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Penny's Presents

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

For today's card I have used a sweet Candibean Stamp with a sentiment by Whimsy -  SC Designs Collection. The gorgeous Autumnal papers are Echo Park (in the sale at the moment!), the gingham paper is by Pion.  I have used one of my favourite Die-Namics flower dies and a Whimsy corner die.

Items Used:
Stamp - Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Candibean - Penny's Presents coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
MME Enamel Dots

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

Friday, 14 November 2014


Happy Friday all! It's DT Linda here and  I'm a very happy bunny today for several reasons, firstly I have a few days holiday from work, secondly my beautiful daughter is coming to visit this weekend and finally I absolutely love my card today, it turned out so well!

This is 'Amber', one of the new Saturated Canary collection from Little Darlings Rubber Stamp, isn't she lovely? I just adore her.

I've coloured her up with my Copics today, you can find the colours I used over on my blog here.  I think she would look equally wonderful in Distress Inks,and I will certainly be colouring her in those another time,  but Copics suited this wonderful paper pad 'Ambrosia'  from Bo Bunny perfectly.
I've linked products used at the end of my post.

I cut her out with my pierced ovals from MFT and then slipped a couple of doilies cut with the Felicity Doily Die from Cheery Lynn. All edges have been inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.

I cut a lot of little butterflies with the Dancing Butterflies die from Memory box, to echo the little butterflies that are fluttering around her in the image. I edged the frame with this lovely TuTu trim in lilac, it's called purple, but it seems much more lilac to me!

Finally I decorated the inside to compliment the front, even adding a few more of those delightful butterflies. I was going to add a sentiment involving butterflies to the front of the card, but in the end there really wasn't enough room lol, but one can always be added to the inside if needed.

I hope you like my make for today, I have to admit I'm a little in love with her myself and it's going to be very hard to part with her!

See you soon :) xx

Monday, 10 November 2014

A little Penguin Joy!!

Morning everyone!!

oooooh christmas is getting ever closer and I absolutely love it! I have been playing away making my christmas cards this weekend. A mix of simple ones that are easy to post and floofy ones that I can hand over to family. This little cutie is one of my simple ones.

But honestly, these cute little penguins don't need anything else to go with them, they say it all with those chubby little cheeks don't they? awww they are so cute!! I also layered it out so that I can add a little name along the bottom when I decide whose card this is going to be, I love doing that too!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Mimosa - Christmas Flower

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope you've had a good weekend.  

I've been making Christmas cards again so I have one of them to share with you today.  I really do love Bildmalarna stamps and they have some gorgeous Christmas images and for my card I chose to use an older stamp but still one of my favourites.  This image is 'Mimosa - Christmas Flower' and I chose a very simple colour palette to compliment the Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics '9th December' papers I used.

Items Used

That's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by to have a little look.

Take care, 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Christmas Moments

Hello Everyone

My card today is a simple CAS design to showcase a beautiful sentiment which is in a set by Whimsy Stamps, SC Designs Collection, I love the variety of Christmas greeting in this set.
The snowflakes are also by Whimsy, I cut 6 in total to layered them up  for extra dimension.

Items Used:
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
bye for now
Sue xx