Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Opal the Optimist

Happy Tuesday!!  It's Linda here, hope you are all doing well and if you're in the UK I hope you're enjoying the hot weather that we've been having lately.  

Today I had a play with one of the delightful Uptown Girls images. This is Opal the Optimist. I coloured her with Inktense pencils. Papers are MME, all inked and hand stitched.

I popped a Cherry Lynn clock behind her, set to 5pm to go with the ticket sentiment.

 The flowers are by Prima. The little hearts are Prima Sugardots. I made a little flag banner stack in the top left corner.

I decorated the inside to complement the front.

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Well that's it from me, I'll be back again next week!

TTFN : ) x x 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Purfect Wryn....

Morning everyone! its Lou here with a post for you this morning.

I am just a total squidge in love with this stamp!! she is just my sup of tea and the sentiments that come with her are just big enough for my Die-namics mini tab foursome dies! wohoooo! love that too!!!

I even got brave enough to add some cute lil freckles across her face! go me!!!!!

Thank you for popping in

Lou xxx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Butterfly Baby.....

 Happy Sunday! DT Jane here today with a baby card to share using the cuteness that is Butterfly Baby from Little Darling Stamps Saturated Canary range...this is my go to stamp when I have a baby card to  make!
I have used my warm grey copics to give it a sepia feel and inked all my edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink  the papers are from Maja Design which I have distressed and inked...the beautiful die is from Cheery Lynn called Butterfly Out...... the little tiny hearts are from the Clothesline set from Impression Obsessions
thanks for looking !!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pink and Purple Mini Flutters

Good Morning Everyone

For today's card I have used a fabulous stamp set from The Greeting Farm called Mini Flutters. In this set you get 5 different patterned butterflies, a sentiment and a matching die. Also, I have just spotted it's in the sale at the moment too!
The pink butterflies were stamped using Hero Art Shadow Ink. These inks are really great for solid images, the coverage is fabulous and the colours are gorgeous. For the purple butterflies I used a MFT Hybrid Ink pad which also stamps beautifully.

I will show the side view first so you can hopefully see the dimension. The circle aperture has been raised with foam pads which is hard to see on my photo!

Items Used:

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

Friday, 18 July 2014

Princess Rebecca

Hey lovelies, Jen here - Happy Friday!! So today I thought I would share a girly little card with you all.

I coloured up Rebecca with distress inks in these yummy purples, and finished her off with lots of pretty flowers and pearl pins, lace and ribbon.

Thanks for popping in. Have a great day xxx

Thursday, 17 July 2014

A Little Thursday Blossom


Good morning sweet peeps, Dawny P here and a very happy Thursday to everybody x

The card I’m sharing today features the little cutie above.

She is CC Designs - Pollycraft – Blossom and I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E13, R00, R02
Hair – E31, E35, E39, E50
The rest – B63, BG0000, BG10, BG15, R00, R02, R05, YG00


The papers are from the new Echo Park - Simple Life - Dots & Stripes 6 x 6 Pad – drool slurp at the colours in these!!!






I actually used an Impression Obsession die here – it’s the Square Cutout Border die.
I curled it slightly then stuck it down so that it bevelled in the middle. 
Then I promptly covered it up with some chopped up leaves cut with a
Memory Box Lavish Branch and some little Wildflower Patch flowers.  


Am I the only one that does that???
Sometimes even I don't understand myself!!!!





So that’s my card and if you want more details, then please pop across to my blog .

Thank you so much  for stopping by and have a great day.

Huggiest of hugs to all,


Dawny P xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A little bit of Pion Design

Good morning folks, Ann-Marie popping in to wish you a very happy Wednesday and to share a little crafty inspiration with you all.

My card today has been made using some beautiful Pion Design papers.  I didn't use a stamped image but used the Pion Design 'Shoreline Treasures - Iris Sibirica' and cut out the iris from the paper with my Spellbinders die.  I also used Pion Design 'Shoreline Treasures - Seahorse' papers and matted them onto some blue card.  I used my favourite corner flourish Cheery Lynn 'Victorian Romance Flourish' I so love this die its just so pretty and also an Impression Obsession 'Love Birds' die and inked up the edges with Tim Holtz 'Walnut Stain' distress ink.  To add a little sparkle I added some glitter accents with 'Star Dust' Stickles.  Once I'd decided where everything was going this card didn't really take that long to make it was just a case of sticking everything into place.  I think I may give this one to my aunt for her birthday in a couple of days as blue is her favourite colour and all.

Items used

Right that's all from me today, enjoy your Wednesday folks.

Take care.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Yuki & Serenity

Good morning! It's DT Linda here and that must mean that it's Tuesday...again...I don't know about you but the weeks seem to be whizzing by for me.  Looking at my DT diary I seem to be busy right up to September, but I do have a little holiday booked then and shall be taking a week off!

For my card today I chose to use a LDRS Saturated Canary stamp called Yuki. One thing I love about this stamp is that I've seen her used by various people and she always looks really different depending on how she's coloured up, colours, medium etc.  Since she has a Japanese name I decided to go with an Asian skin and hair tone and matched her to these beautiful papers by Bo Bunny, called Serenity. Totally not my usual type, but oh my I just love them.

  I coloured her with Copics to match the papers, she has a great outfit that can take several different colours without looking like she's just thrown up on herself lol. For the Copic colours I used, please pop across to my blog here.

I added a touch of glamour dust to the lace ruffle on her skirt.

The black frame she's on is cut with the 2nd largest dies from the Simply B Scallops set.The lovely brad on the bow is MME -Lush. Sadly the black ones are out of stock now, but you can still get them in Pink, Green, Brown or Blue.

I thought that the Cherry Blossom Branch die from La-La Land Crafts, was very in keeping with the papers and I cut 2 in black card stock and popped them down in opposite corners, adding a few little self adhesive pearls.

 I really LOVE the way this turned out, just goes to show it's always worth stepping out of your comfort zone now and then and working with something a little different.

That's all from me today but I'll be back as usual next week with some more inspiration :) xx

Monday, 14 July 2014

Magical beans...oooh yes please!!!

Morning everyone!!

I know I say it all the time but I am reaaaaaaaally excited about this card!! lol!! I used my new The Greeting Farm Magical Beans Kit!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!! its just fabulous!! this is what you get.....

too cute!!! love them all!!
Now I know they have been in clear a while but a whole set of them in rubber was just what I needed!! and you get 3 little sentiments on the set too.

I coloured her up with my promarkers, she totally needed blue hair ;) and then popped her together with some flowers from my stash and some more of that stroke only Bo Bunny Prairie Chic paper.

Thank you for popping in!
Hugs Lou xxx

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Zoe Butterfly

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

For my card today I have used a sweet image from Elisabeth Bell made by Whimsy Stamps, she's called  Zoe Butterfly. The stunning papers are some of my favourites, Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour Collection .The tiny butterflies are also cut from this paper.
The beautiful sentiment is Whimsy Stamps - SC Design Collection - Fluttering By . I have stamped this with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The delicate corner die is Die-namites - Butterfly Corner.

Items Used:

Stamps -Whimsy Stamps - Elisabeth Bell - Zoe Butterfly coloured with Promarkers

Dies - Die-namites - Butterfly Corner
Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Stax

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

Friday, 11 July 2014

Birthday Girl

Hey lovelies, Happy friday to you all! Jen here with a little Inspiration. I am sharing a card a made for a friend with this fab image from Little Darlings - Ellies Birthday.

I coloured her up with Distress Inks to match the yummy new Maja Papers - Coffee in the Arbour. I can see a new fav coming on :)  I popped a lovely view finder die from Little Darlings under her. and masked Happy Birthday from the Birthday Sentiment set to fit on my tag punch.

Hope you all have a fun weekend planned. Have a great day xxx

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Little Dawn :)




Good morning sweet peeps.
Dawny P
here and a happy Thursday to everybody.

My card for today features a very sweet lil poppet called Dawn : )

She’s Little Dawn to be exact (oooh I wish!!) and she’s a Nellie Snellen image.

Her full title is Little Dawn - Watering and here’s …..

… what I made with her.


I coloured her with the following Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E13, R00, R02
Hair – E31, E34, E35, E50
The rest – E30, G0000, G000, G21, G94, YG00, YG03, YG95, YR02, YR04, YR20, YR61

and I outlined her with Glamour Dust.


The papers are from an Echo Park Sweet Day 6x6 Pad – such sunny colours : )




I thought I’d add a few clouds to mirror the paper here and these were made using the Joy Crafts Clouds set.
I gave them a bit of bling as well (sometimes I just can’t help myself!!).




These blooms were made from the paper pad and I used a Die-namics Rolled Daisy die. 
You can just about see the
Francesca Border here and there’s also some leaves which I punched from a Martha Stewart Punch - Frond Branch.



For other details, please nip over to my blog.

Right I’m done and I’ll see you next week. Have a great weekend – it will be here before you can say ‘tomorrow’s Friday’ : )

Take care and huggiest of hugs to all,

Dawny xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes - Flower/Leaf

Hello everyone, Ann-Marie popping in today to share a card I have made using a fabby clear stamp from Joy Crafts.  Okay so I've challenged myself with this one as it is something a little different for me as there was no colouring involved and I've also gone a bit clean and simple, but I love the outcome and can see this stamped up in all sorts of colours.

Items used

Okay that's all from me today, I hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. 

Take care.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Nurse Nightingale

Good morning!  It's Linda here again Tuesday has rolled around and I'm here with my regular weekly post and my 4th card of the week *phew!*

I needed to make a card for a friend at work who was leaving clinical teaching to go back into nursing.  I thought that Nurse Nightingale was perfect for this.  Sadly she's now out of stock, but the good news if you're a Kraftin' Kimmie fan, is that all Kraftin' Kimmie stamps in the store are all on sale and most are around half price!  Grab a bargain while they're still in stock!

I coloured her in Copics and paired her with the gorgeous Shoreline Treasures collection by Pion Design. These papers are so lovely and you can use many of them for more than just seaside or summer themes. I paired the Pion paper with some Kraft.

I've distressed all the edges of my paper and inked with DI in Walnut Stain and hand stitched as always with top stitch thread.

I fussy cut her out and popped her up on foam tape on a couple of sheets cut with a Die-namics Notebook Paper die. On top of that I've cut a couple of little banners with the smallest sizes of the Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax. The sentiment is from the Everyday Mini Postage Stamps sentiments by Whimsy and cut with the matching die.

The inside is decorated with the same paper range to complement the front...as you can see I wrote my message before remembering to take pics oops.
The wings at the top of the card are cut with the La-La Land Craft's Wings Set

A reminder of what I used from the store:

Distress Ink: Walnut Stain

Well that's it from me today, I'll see you again next week for some more crafty fun!  Take care :) xx

Monday, 7 July 2014

Smart Phone........

Good morning all!

I am sorry i am a bit late popping in for you all but I am still on a go slow! 

Luckily I have an E Bosser so pain is not a problem with the old die cutting! I just pop it in and whizz and oh my gosh!! I cannot tell you how much fun I had with this Die- Namics Smart Phone die set! I  think it is just the bees knees!!!!!

It really doesn't need anything else other than a cut and stick on as all the dies that come with it just rock and the MME cut & paste flair papers were just the right ones for the job!!! I used an extra 'U' from the parker alphabet set just to finish off the reply!! too cute!!

Thank for popping in! hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Lily of the Valley........

Oh I am a wee bit late today....had an amazing long lie in!  
I sat yesterday in the sun and coloured this little beauty in...Lily of The Valley from CC Designs you can find her here
I have also added loads of stickles which you can just about make out in the photo!
Don't forget there is 15% of across the whole store this weekend!!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Jelly Bean's Flower

Good Morning everyone.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.
For my card today I have gone for a bright summery theme using some wonderful new papers from Echo Park.
The adorable elephant is called Jelly Bean from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.
The fabulous flower and leaves are from Die-Namics Blueprints 14, these were cut using white card and coloured with Promarkers to match the papers.

Items Used:

Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

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

Friday, 4 July 2014

Lizzies Daisies

Hey Lovelies, Happy Friday! Jen here with a little Inspiration today. This time I used an image from Joy crafts - Lizzies Daisies.

She is coloured with Distress Inks. I have used Autumn Basics papers from Maja. I love the bold blue on these papers. I simply distressed the edges with my ranger tool and layered up with a few flowers.

Hope you all have a fab day xxxx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Sunny Tilda


Hi sweet peeps, Dawny P here.
A very happy Thursday to everybody and thank you for stopping by today : )


The card I’m sharing with you today is ….



.. this one here.

The image I’ve used is Special Moments - Tilda with Spitz Pocket – she is sooo sweet.

I coloured her with Copics in the following colours -


Skin – E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R02
Hair – E31, E35, E39, E50
The rest – G99, E50, R05, R17, R59, YG00, YG03, YG95


And I’ve added just a tiny bit of glitter today – just on the lacy bits of her dress and her socks.



These lovely sunny papers are Bo Bunny Alora 6x6 Pad – I really like the zingy colours here.

The borders were cut using a Magnolia Doohickey Die - Scalloped Stitch Lace die – sooo lovely : )


I made the flowers from a six petalled flower punch and chopped in between 2 of the petals then overlapped the petals either side of the cut to form a 5 petalled flower with dimension.
Then I just added some leaves made with a
Martha Stewart Punch - Frond Branch



So that’s my card today and  full details can be found on my blog.

Enjoy the rest of your day and see you next Thursday.

Hugs to all, Dawny xx