Thursday, 15 November 2018

Giraffe Advice...

Happy Thursday everyone!

Sue here to day with some advice from a Giraffe...!

Stand tall
Eat fresh greens
Don't be afraid to stick your neck out
Preserve wild places
Be head and shoulders above the rest
Reach for new heights 
Keep your chin up

Fab isn't it!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Other Ingredients
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card
Faber Castell Polychromos
Burnt Sienna 283, Burnt Ochre 187, Yellow Ochre 183
Black 199, Nougat 178
Earth Green Yellowish 186, Olive Green Yellowish
Vellum,
Fall Sentiments by Stamping Bella
Emboss Pad and Back Embossing Powder
MFT Wild Print 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Paper Doily
Wooden Button and Twine

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from Sue...xxx


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Go Wild with Party Animals

I've combined a couple of Gerda Steiner stamp sets to create a scenic safari themed card.  I'm not sure that the little park ranger knows that he has some companions although they don't look like they're about to gobble him up!



Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 9 November 2018

Foxy Christmas

Hello, it's Kat here!

CAS design + cute image = perfect Christmas crafting :-)


One of the reasons I loved this fox stamp set from Sunny Studio is that there are several images in there that could be used all year round, like this one...

...oh, and they are just the cutest too!


If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card, including the Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a fabulous day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Thursday, 8 November 2018

For Unto Us A Child Is Born...

Hello everyone

It's Sue with something inky! (:

I absolutely adore this gorgeous stamp set
Whimsy Stamps
It has so many crafty possibilities for Christmas creations!
I masked of the centre of the card in a rectangular shape and painted a blue watercolour wash in the aperture.

Then I stamped the images and sentiment from the gorgeous 
stamp set in black ink 
and mounted the design on a piece of black glitter card.  I'm sorry the glitter card does nt show up too well - you'll have to take my word for it that it's looks gorgeous! 
Finally I added some stars with a white gel pen.
I am definitely going to do this style of card again with some of the other beautiful images from the stamp set.
Ingredients from
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies (for the masked aperture)

Other Ingredients
Watercolour card
Blue Watercolour Ink
White Gel pen
Archival Ink Pad in Black
Black Glitter Card

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from Sue...xxx

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Happy Hedgehogs

My Happy Hedgehogs are playing on the blog today!  I love these critters and the sentiment is perfect for them.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 3 November 2018

Santa & Friends

Hello chaps, Squirrel here today

In the USA, I think they are called cubicles, a very small office space - here it's
called a pokey corner.  In my pokey corner, there isn't much room for
festive decorations, so I have made this mini-banner to hang from the hook
that holds my calendar!



Hugs to all




Friday, 2 November 2018

Tweet holiday greetings

Hi everyone, it's Kat here!

It's full steam ahead for me with Christmas crafting and these adorable robins were top of my wish list from the latest MFT release :-)


I've perched the robins in an aperture backed with the new Christmas background stamp.

How cute are this pair all snuggled up sharing a scarf?!


If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card, including the Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a lovely cosy day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Mason Jars are useful!...

Hello everyone and Happy 1st November!
It's properly Autumn this morning and by that I mean it's blooming cold and very damp and foggy!
So - here's a jar of flowers to lift the Autumn blues!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Copic Markers 
V91, V93, BG10, BG11, BV20, B41, BG0000, W00

Be sure to have a look around our 
Dies To Die For Blog
to see the gorgeous DT creations here and pop to then to 
Dies To Die For
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 
love from
Sue...xxx


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Happy Halloween

I don't 'do' spooky so I've made some cute Halloween bunting using a couple of Gerda Steiner stamp sets.  I've die cut them into banners and strung them together with some purple ribbon.










    I've also used some twigs from the garden to make some matching flags by using the bunting dies horizontally.












    Card Recipe:

    From Dies To Die For:

    Happy crafting
    Annette
    xx



    Sunday, 28 October 2018

    Bonnie Loves Bows

    Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


    You don't have to colour the whole image to make the card fab.

    Products Used...

    Thanks so much for stopping by... 


    Saturday, 27 October 2018

    Love You Bunches

    Sorry, pant pant, Squirrel here, a bit late for this morning's post.

    I seem to have spent my year so far apologising.



    A simple little card with a heartfelt message.

    Hugs

    Thursday, 25 October 2018

    Rocket Man...

    Hello friends, 
    It's Sue here today with some space age gorgeousness from Gerda Steiner.
    Ingredients
    Black Card
    Distress Ink Pads - Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot
    White Acylic Paint
    White Brilliance Ink Pad
    Copic Markers
    Skin E04, E11, E01, E000
    Hair E41, E43, E44
    Red R29, R24, R14
    Blue/Green BG57, BG53, BG11


    Be sure to have a look around our 
    Dies To Die For Blog
    to see the gorgeous DT creations here and pop to then to 
    Dies To Die For
    to engage in some essential retail therapy!

    Thank you for popping by,
    Happy creating! 
    love from
    Sue...xxx
    My space card is one of a set of three I made for Making Cards magazine.
    You can still buy this issue of the magazine by following the link


    Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    Polar Bear on a Cupcake

    I think this is my favourite image from Stamping Bella's September release. It's really easy to colour too despite my usual apprehension about colouring 'white'.  The pops of colour are really effective.





    Card Recipe:

    From Dies To Die For:

    Happy crafting
    Annette
    xx



    Sunday, 21 October 2018

    Straight Up Floral

    Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


    Sometimes it's really easy to create something stylish!

    Supplies...

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


    Saturday, 20 October 2018

    Thursday, 18 October 2018

    Toooooo sweet!...

    Hello friends, 
    It's Sue here today to share my card using the fabulous 
    Whimsy Stamps - Kitten Halloween by Lee Holland
    This was made as a birthday card for a very special friend recently!
    Ingredients
    Whimsy Stamps - Kitten Halloween by Lee Holland
    Whimsy Stamps - Happy Headlines Clear Stamps by Deb Davis
    Happy Headlines Clear Stamps by Deb Davis
    Whimsy Stamps - Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies
    MFT - Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black
    MFT - Premium Ink Pad in Cement Gray
    Neat and Tangled - Sunset Shimmer Sequin Mix

    Other Ingredients
    Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
    Copic Markers
    Background - Sky - B24, B21, B000, B0000 and Colourless Blender
    Ground - G85, G24, G21, G40
    Pumpkin - E19, YR18, YR15, Y18, E49, E47, E35
    Kitten - W0, W2, W4, W6, W8, E11, E04
    Be sure to have a look around our 
    Dies To Die For Blog
    to see the gorgeous DT creations here and pop to then to 
    Dies To Die For
    to engage in some essential retail therapy!

    Thank you for popping by,
    Happy creating! 
    love from
    Sue...xxx

    Wednesday, 17 October 2018

    Mice In Boots

    When I saw this image I immediately knew who I wanted it for but as soon as I coloured it I fell in love with it myself.  The little meecies are really sweet and the image was easy to colour.





    Card Recipe:

    From Dies To Die For:

    Happy crafting
    Annette
    xx



    Sunday, 14 October 2018

    Lily of the Valley

    Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


    I thought I might do a pink version.

    Products Used...

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


    Saturday, 13 October 2018

    Yappy Christmas

    Morning all, a slightly behind schedule Squirrel here today!

    After last week's little card with lots of lovely ingredients, today's is a far simpler affair.




    and that really is all folks

    Hugs


    Friday, 12 October 2018

    Sparkly Star Bottle Tag

    Happy Friday everyone!

    It's Kat here with a cute gift wrap idea for you.

    I used this bottle tag loads last year and will be using it loads again this year because it's just such a great way to dress up a bottle of something as a gift.

    I've gone for a CAS design in white and silver...because you gottta have sparkle for Christmas, right?!


    I've stamped the greeting onto a stitched circle and layered up 2 of the star frames to give a bit of dimension.


    If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this bottle tag, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

    Have a wonderful sparkly day!

    Kat xx


    Lovely things I used;
    Wine tag - My Favorite Things
    Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things
    Stitched circle scallop frames - My Favorite Things
    Jingle greetings - Mama Elephant (currently out of stock but I think Hand lettered holiday greetings from MFT would also work perfectly for this)
    Star Frame - Avery Elle (currently out of stock - use the 'notify when back in stock' button or use any decorative frame from your stash!)