Monday, 20 October 2014

TGF Magical bean.........

Morning everyone!!

Lou in with a magical bean post for you today!! oooh I do love me some TGF!!! and whats not to love? they stamp fantastically every time and they are sooo cute! plus they are fabulous fun to colour up! 

I went all cosmic on this one! I tried to cosmic up her hair all funky too!!

The Blueprints 16 set makes it super easy to get a funky slant on your cards too. I don't often do rectangle but when I do this set is my utter go to, it just makes it so easy!!

Thank you for popping in!!
hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bildmalarna - Alva Feeling

Hello and happy Sunday everyone.  It's Ann-Marie stopping by today to share some craftiness with you all.

For my make today I stamped up the gorgeous Bildmalarna 'Alva Feeling'.  She is gorgeous and lovely to colour and I teamed her up with some beautiful Glitz Design '77' papers which inspired the colour choice of my image.  I also used the Memory Box 'Diamond Background' frame and wanted it to appear twinkly with stars so once cut out I snipped it up a little and made it square, popped in on a dark blue background to represent the night sky and then added some clear gems for sparkle.  A little ribbon to finish it all off with a little bit of sparkle in the middle courtesy of an old bracelet which had broken and my card was done.   Let me show you how it turned out.  I apologise for the colour and brightness of the piccies I took them outside and the light was very dull.

Items Used

Image:  Bildmalarna 'Alva Feeling'
Papers:  Glitz Design '77'
Dies:  Memory Box 'Diamond Background'
Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

Okay time for me to dash.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend and thank you for taking the time to pop in.

Take care.

Friday, 17 October 2014


Happy Friday everyone. I'm really not enjoying the weather recently, it's been cold wet and miserable, just adding to my mood, so I thought I'd cheer myself up with a make in Spring like colours.

I chose to ink up Casey, from LDRS and my was she fun to colour......and so quick! Since she's just a 'floating top half, I thought I'd 'frame' her with this Memory Box die. I did a little 'out of the box' fussy cutting, so the end of her braid hung over the frame.

I've coloured Casey in Distress Ink Markers, colours used can be found on my blog here.

I added some lovely yellow and lilac trims, 

The inside is decorated simply to complement the front with plenty of space for your own message.

I used the following products:

Well that's all from me today, 
I'll see you again next week with more inspiration *hugs* :) xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Stamp- Bewitching by Tiddly Inks.

Hi! its Lou in with a share for you this morning as I couldn't pop it on on monday because it was my Tiddly Inks DT card for our new challenge yesterday!! lol!!! daft Lou!!

But I do love halloween and I do love the Non Tradtional halloween colours theme forthis one, she looks so sweet in her paper pieced dress!!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Butterfly Baby.....

Good Morning!
Jane here to share a card with you all.....the gorgeous Butterfly Baby which you can grab at a special price here........the papers are from a bundle of 12x12 papers which you can also find special deals on here
I have used my black and grey pencils again to sentiment yet as I am waiting on the little arrival so I can add the name and weight etc.
I hope you like and do hop over to the shop and pick up a bargain or two!!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Kimono Marci

Hello everyone Ann-Marie popping in today to share a little something with you all.

I've gone a little oriental today and used a fab La La Land image 'Kimono Marci with Fan' and she's so cute and on offer over in the store too.  I thought I would do a little paper piecing for a change so her outfit has been paper pieced and also her fan.  I had an idea to use the Cheery Lynn Spring Oval Frame die but cut it up into sections to make a fan shape behind my image and added a little ribbon to finish it off.

Items Used

Okay that's all from me today folks.  I hope you are enjoying a fabby weekend.

Take care.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Pion Vintage Garden

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

My card today features some stunning papers from Pion Designs Vintage Garden collection. The image and sentiment are from the Vintage Garden Images sheet
The beautiful frame was made with a Whimsy Lace Corner die which I have trimmed and joined to fit.
The delicate butterfly is made by layering 2 Memory Box dies.

Items Used:

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

Friday, 10 October 2014

Wendy's Birthday Cakes - On Sale!

Morning all and happy Friday to you. Linda here.  Lot's of early starts at work for me this week, so I'm looking forward to a Saturday lay in, though not for too long as I have lots of cards to make.

Today's make is made with the super cute Wendy's Birthday Cake from LDRS.
She's on sale in the shop, so if you're quick you can snap up a bargain!

I've coloured her with my copics and paper pieced her little dress.
The beautiful papers are Coffee in the Arbour from Maja Design.  I've put a list of products with links at the end of my post.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Stencil Glue....

 Oh my!! Tracy sent me some of this amazing glue to try with my stencils.......I love it....I have one or two intricate stencils that I just haven't bothered using as I just always messed up inking them or spraying them....but this stuff is brilliant....I used one of my little sponge daubers to dab the glue onto the back of the stencil and left to dry for 5 mins until tacky as per the instructions then apply to my card and ink and splodge to my hearts content without trying to hold it in place with my fingers....then when done just peel away and TaDa!!
I have used the beautifully intricate Memory Box Delicate Butterfly Stencil for this card and also the Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Die

Have a lovely day!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Good friends never go out of style......

Morning everyone!
Its Lou in with a make for you this morning!!

I am loving making little tags at the minute using my Die Namics Blueprints 9 set. Its just perfect for adding a normal sized stamped image too with room left to play!!

I went for a fairly quiet 2 colour combo for this one with a little  brown inked edge to match her brown hair using my Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress inks.

When I stamped my sentiment I added one of the extra little hats to the tippy top of the d on good and f in friends, I love it! it looks so cute!!

I hope you like it!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Wendy's Little Friends

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

For today's card I have used an adorable image which is a Little Darlings CandiBean stamp. The stunning papers are Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour .
 I love the sentiment, it's from SC Design Collection - Fluttering By and the pretty corner flourish is by WildRose Studio.

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

Friday, 3 October 2014

Vintage Pion Christmas Card

Good morning and happy Friday! 
It's Linda here and today I'm showing you another vintage style Christmas card made without a stamped and coloured image, really useful for when you're a bit more pushed for time and also really lovely to look at I think.
This was made for a lady in the USA who bought the card I shared a few weeks ago and wanted some other similar ones, so I made 3 more, all different but of the same kind of style.

I've popped a list of products used at the end of my post with links for you.

As usual I inked, distressed and hand stitched all my layers. I added a little frantage to the picture to add to the vintage feel. I popped a postcard from the tags sheet behind the frame, this also adds a Christmas sentiment without the need for a stamp.

I added flowers, pearls and pearl trim and even a little fir cone to add to the Christmasy feel. The Snowflake Doily cut with a Whimsy die.

I finished off the oval frame with some liquid pearls and I popped a little Father Christmas charm under the bow to finish it off. 

The inside is decorated simply with a couple of pieces of matching paper, with plenty of room to write a message, and a few flat back pearls.

That's all from me today, thank you so much for dropping by and I'll see you again next week :) xx

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Saturday Birthday

Hello everyone and a very happy Thursday to you.

For my little piece of inspiration this week I thought I would decorate up a little gift bag.  I've been meaning to do this for a while as it's my daughter's birthday in a few weeks and thought I would fill it lots of girlie smellies for her.  I also thought that the Little Darlings Saturated Canary image 'Saturday Birthday' would work beautifully so inked her up with a lighter ink again and coloured with my usual copics and great news is she is on offer in the store at the moment too.  After much deliberation I chose to use some gorgeous Teresa Collins papers called 'Daily Stories' and I really do love the fresh colours in this set and that's where I got my colour inspiration from for the image.

Okay that's it from me today.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your week.

Take care.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Winters Day....

 Morning! Another Christmas card from me using the lovely Winters Day from Little Darlings Saturated Canary Range....coloured with black and grey pencils....the gorgeous papers are from Echo Park and you can grab them here for a bargain price!  I have inked and distressed all the edges and added some flowers from my own stash....
Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Krafty Monkey!!

Hi everyone!! Happy Monday!!!

I just had to schnaffle up CC Designs Latte Monkeyin the sale! at £3 he was an uber cute bargain and couldn't be missed!! he he he!!! and he was just perfect for a bit of Kraft and MME paper piecing fun!!!  I stamped away with my memento Tuxedo black like a little production line of monkey cuteness!!

And to compliment the cuteness, I needed to break out my Die Namics Tag Builder 1. Its seriously soooo much fun! I made 3 different combos before finding the one perfect for this little guy and they were all equally gorgeous!!! I really love the little 4U.

Thank You for popping in
hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Pion Designs Iris

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

It's Sue here today to share a simple card with you.
I have used the fabulous Whimsy Double Scallop die to make my card base. The beautiful iris image is cut from some stunning papers, Shoreline Treasures collection by Pion Designs the butterflies are from the Borders sheet.
I have stamped the sentiment using Memento London Fog ink and applied the same colour around the edge of the paper.

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

Friday, 26 September 2014

Vintage Gardner Gayle

Good morning and happy Friday!  Linda here and boy am I looking forward to chillaxing at the weekend, work has been mental this week.

For my make today I've used Saturated Canary's Gardner Gayle, from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, but this time I coloured her with distress inks and gave her a vintage feel, using Pion Design's Vintage Garden papers. There's a list of products used with links to the store at the end of my post.  A list of colours used can be found on my blog here.

All papers have been distressed and inked with Walnut Stain distress ink and then hand sewn.

I used some beautiful die cuts made with some La-La Land dies. The card stock is a beautiful iridescent one, but sadly it isn't showing up on camera, which is a shame as it's quite lovely in the flesh. 

I finished off the inside quite simply with one of the 6 x 6 sheets.

Well that's it from me today, I'll see you again next week with something Christmasy! :) xx

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Suzi with Bunny

Happy Wednesday everyone, Ann-Marie popping in today to share some craftiness with you.

I decided to play with a Wee Stamp for my card today and this one is 'Suzi with Bunny' and she's such a cutie pie.  I took my colour inspiration as normal from my papers and I used the gorgeous Bo Bunny 'Prairie Chic' papers which are really pretty folks and are actually on offer over in the store at the moment too.

My usual close up of the image for you.  She is just beautiful and delightful to colour peeps.

Items Used

Okay folks time for me to go.  Enjoy the rest of your week and happy crafting!

Take care.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Autumnal Alva Music.....

sentiment made up by me in word!!
Hi everyone!

Lou in with a squidge of an autumnal make today!! we have had a busy weekend after a water leak in our downstairs loo and I needed to escape into fantasy land after all the painting, new floor, new skirting and hum drumness of repair were done!!

I dove into my Bildmalarna bulk paper pack like an excited child into their christmas stocking when it arrived, its wonderful, all 12x12 and all very stroke only but I broke into one sheet to make this card!! ....and I still have a 6x12 bit left to make another day!!!

The sentiment I made up myself and printed off in word on my computer and then cut it out with the stitched circle die from Blueprints 18 set.

Thank you for peeking in
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Yoga Mama.....

First of all A Huge Happy Birthday! to the wonderful Boss Lady Tracy!! xx I hope you are managing to have a fab day!!

My card today features the lovely Yoga Mama from Little Darlings Saturated Canary range ......I got me pencils out again! The papers are from Glitz Designs very funky 77 pad....I do love a combi....whenever we are all out and about in the car and one passes there is a bit of competition to be the first to shout much so that I have been known to shout it even when I am in the car myself!!

Don't forget there is 15% off everything in the store this weekend!


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Ducks in a Row and 15% OFF this weekend!

Hello Everyone

 I have some great news! There is 15% off everything at Dies to Die for this weekend!
This includes loads of fabulous new products that have just been added from Whimsy, MFT Die-namics, Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn.

My card today features a fabulous stamp from Taylored Expressions, which includes the brilliant sentiments that I have used too. The circle has been cut with a Cheery Lynn die and the wonderful papers are from Doodlebug Designs, I love the bright colours and patterns on these papers.

Items Used:
Cheery Lynn Reflections Boutique Dies Mini Pearl Circle Mega Doily

Thank you for stopping by to look at my card today.
 I hope you get the chance to take advantage of the 15% off deal and have a great weekend.
Bye for now

Friday, 19 September 2014

Emma with Glitz and Sparkle

Happy Friday everyone, it's Linda here with my make for the week.

I have another Saturated Canary design from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps to share and I've coloured up Emma again, but whereas last time she was soft and subtle, today she has some zing in her step.

She's stamped on to some Fabriano watercolour paper and coloured with a mix of Distress Ink pads and markers and some Inktense Pencils, I've popped the colours on my blog for you. I cut her out with the MFT Pierced Ovals Stax.

The gorgeous, gorgeous papers are by Glitz, and called Hoopla.  Green isn't a colour I usually use much, but I do love a pop of acid lime green and against the black and white I thought that these were so striking.

They've been edged with Black Soot distress ink and hand stitched with top stitch thread.

I've decorated the inside to match up with the front and with plenty of room for a message on the larger oval from the Pierced Ovals Stax again.

That's all from me today, I'll see you again next week with something new to share.

Have fun! : ) x x