Friday, 26 May 2017

Wedding fun

Happy Friday everyone, it's Kat here!

Everyone enjoys a good wedding, and that includes chicks!

This new Stamping Bella image is just so much fun :-)



If you would like more 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 wonderful day...and a lovely (hopefully sunny!) bank holiday weekend!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Merry Everything

I've got, not one, but two cards to share today featuring some cute pingus playing with a snowman in a snowglobe!  The designs are the same, but different colour combos.





On the second one I've chalked some background in to give the image some 'pop'!





Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 22 May 2017

Discover Your Wings

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

Debs here with my usual Monday Morning Inspiration and this week I have a little piece of 
Home Decor to share with you - using some beautiful elegant stamps by Taylored Expressions from 



For full details on what I did - please pop over to see me here

But here are the all important details of the gorgeous DtDF stash I used:


Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Here's to a fabulous crafty week.

TTFN






Sunday, 21 May 2017

Whimsy Release

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Have you seen the latest Whimsy Stamps Release yet? It's on it's way and should be in store this week. Woooohoooo! In the meantime, I thought I'd share a couple of the new stamps from the Lee Holland Collection...


Kitten Flowers. Nuff said, really!



Saturday, 20 May 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

Stitched floral tag set

Hello everyone, it's Kat here!

I fancied making something other than a card this time so created a little set of floral tags.

It was a very miserable grey day when I made these so I chose the most colourful and Summery papers I could find!


If you would like more details on how I created these tags then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Huggy Squidgies

Today I'm sharing a card featuring a lovely image called Huggy Squidgies from Stamping Bella.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I've kept the design really clean and simple as I thought they deserved to be the centre of attention!  They were so much fun to colour and I love this image for a friend themed card, or 'just thinking of you' card.






From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Trust Your Journey with Stamping Bella

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with more Stamping Bella inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog.

I've got another card for you today featuring a fantastic Stamping Bella image.



Love this Squidgy, she's just so sweet!

Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Paper: Make it Colour Blending Card, Echo Park Just Be You

Copic Colouring Video:

You can watch me colouring the image in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.


All Copic colours are noted in the video!

That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sending Flutterby Wishes

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

Debs here with a little Monday Morning Inspiration

Using some scrummy stash from 


And this time I just had to have another play with my most favourite Flutterbys again


Here are the links to all the gorgeous goodies:


Have a wonderful crafty day.
TTFN

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Chrysanthemum Collage...

Happy Sunday everyone!
Sue here today with a card I made for our Tracy for a feature in Die Cutting Essentials magazine.

The card design is something a bit different for me and I really loved making it!

Here is a little tutorial for you which describes how I made the blended ombre background and put the card design together.

 1. Create a 14.5cm x 17cm card blank with the fold at the side.  Create a panel of purple card the same size, fix it to the card blank and set aside.  Cut a strip of polka dot card 2.cm x 16cm, and a piece of white hammer card measuring 12cm x 16cm, set aside

2. On a piece of white card measuring 10cm x 14cm blend the Tim Holtz Distress Inks in an ombre effect light to dark, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves. Set aside. 

3. With the Chrysanthemum Collage die cut the panel of white hammer card set aside earlier.  Fix this card panel on top of the ombre effect card.  Using Onyx Black ink stamp the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of this panel as shown.  Set aside.


4. Fix the strip of polka dot card and the card design to the front of the card blank set aside earlier as shown.
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting

love from Sue...xxx

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Pinkies Cupcakes & Balloons

Good morning everyone, Squirrel here today

I've gone rather clean and simple with this stamp set, because it is worthy of no distractions



Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Friday, 12 May 2017

Up in the air

Hello everyone, it's Kat here!

I've been playing with yet another cute stamp and die set from MFT to create a little framed scene...

...up, up and away!


I've added some depth to the design by adding the foreground balloon on foam pads and stacking up 4 layers of each letter.


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

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Hedgehog Love

I was quite pleased with the colouring of this little critter, so I decided to give him full focus of attention with a 'Faye-inspired' doodle frame and nothing else.  He's called Hedgehog Love from Dies to Die For and I stamped him in a pale grey so that the lines didn't show when I'd coloured him.






Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 7 May 2017

Mason Jar of Flowers

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


Are you local to Newark? If you are, stop by and see us today!

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a little Mason Jar luuurve. I was having a pink day when I made this card, can you tell? ;)


Products Used...
Stamping Bella Mason Jar of Flowers Rubber Stamp
My Favourite Things Homespun Gingham Paper Pad
Make it Colour Blending Card  

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


Friday, 5 May 2017

Feel better soon

Hello all you lovely people, it's Kat here!

I have to confess that I got home from work yesterday and did not have a card to share with you today - eeeeeek!

However, I knew I could rely on my stash of MFT goodies to help me whip up something cute and colourful in no time at all :-)


Get well soon cards are always good to have in your stash and these little plasters are really just the cutest!

.
Oh, and did you see all the brand new May release MFT loveliness?!

I think a lot may have sold out already so I'm glad I got my order in already ;-)

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

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Woodland Bunny

Today's card uses a rubber stamp from Lee Holland's Whimsy collection and my Frantic Stamper stitched edger from Dies to Die For.  I've kept the design simple because the image is quite large.







From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A Stamping Bella Howdy!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with more Stamping Bella inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog.

I've got another card for you today featuring one of the latest releases from Stamping Bella.

This stamp set coordinates with a couple of the others (Squidgy Cowboy & Squidgy Cowgirl), and I'll be creating a fun scene card with them all soon. In the meantime though, it also makes for a pretty great card all on its own!

 
You get the three sizes of Squidgy Cactus in the set, as individual stamps to arrange however you like! The "Howdy" sentiment comes in the set too.
 
 
Stamps: Stamping Bella Squidgy Cactus stamp set (coordinating Cut It Out die set also available)
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers

Copic Colouring Video:

You can watch me colouring the image in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.


All Copic colours are noted in the video!

That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Happy Birthday Dude!

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

It's Debs here with my usual Monday Morning Inspiration for 


 I had to make a card for my nephew who was 6 years old last Friday and that gave me the perfect excuse to ink up this uber adorable Cowboy Dude from Stamping Bella 



And if you have a special dude that would like a card with this fabulous image (just to let you know we have a female version just as adorable for all the special dudettes) then here's the links to the items used:

Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Surprise'
Colouring Medium: Copics 

Have a fabulous crafty day.
TTFN




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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Happy Thoughts...

Happy Sunday everyone!

Sue here today with a real sweetie!  In fact she's a real 
Braided Sweetie
...and I want to say a big thank you to my lovely DTDF DT teamie Elaine for the inspiration - I love how Elaine cuts out the individual words for the sentiments on some of her cards and could nt wait to try that myself!
If you want to find out a bit more about how I made this card then please pay me a visit at 

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting

love from Sue...xxx

Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!



Saturday, 29 April 2017

4 Seasons Girls

Morning all, Squirrel here today with something summery (well, it needs to start warming up soon!)


Only a wee one, but small can be beautiful


For more details, and a bit of a natter, do pop over and say hello

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Beary special twist and pop card

Happy Friday everyone, it's Kat here!

I do love a bit of paper engineering and fancy folding so I was really excited to have a go at making a twist and pop card.

I've kept the front fairly simple...but check out that fab sentiment label strip die!


And when you open it up...


If you would like more details on how I created this project, including more pics and a list of Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Timeless Tulips

I've been playing with some lovely stamps that are something a bit different for me. I normally opt for 'cute and cuddly', but today I've been playing with some of the gorgeous Sunny Studio layering stamps called Timeless Tulips.  

I've made a couple of notelet cards, and a matching gift tag. I stamped the tulips onto smooth white card, layering each one using the same ink pad which became darker each time I added a layer.  I then stamped the stalks and leaves before adding detail with my pencils.  

I added quite a lot of pencil to the leaves, and then stupidly cut them off when I die cut the images to fit my notelets!   ARGH!!!!

I used a 'hello' text stamp from the same stamp set.










Project Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Best Love Story is a Squidgy Love Story!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with more Stamping Bella inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog.

 The latest Stamping Bella release is on the website - I know some things have already sold out, but Tracy has restocks coming, just sign up with your email address over on the product pages to be notified when things arrive back in stock.

The latest release includes lots of those adorable SQUIDGIES! I know they have been proving popular, probably because they are just ridiculously cute and squidgable. Much like my little nieces and nephew - I just want to squish their little cheeks!

Right, on to my card, featuring one of the gorgeous new Squidgy stamps:

 
They are just adorable, aren't they? The sentiment is gorgeous too, and would be great on all sorts of cards - Valentine's, anniversary, engagement, wedding... Love it.

Along with this image and the sentiment you also get a mini version of the Squidgy couple in the stamp set, perfect for decorating the inside of your card, the envelope, a matching gift tag etc! Love that. :)
 
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers

Copic Colouring Video:

You can watch me colouring the image in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.


Copic colours used are all noted in the video!

That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Flutterby Butterflies

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

Debs here with a little Monday Morning Inspiration using probably my most favourite-ist  crafty theme of Flutterby Butterflies :) 

But first an apology for being AWoL last week - all I can say is I had a brain malfunction probably due to chocklit overload!!!

For today's piece I went down the 'Arty' route and had a play with creating a colourful inky background for my gorgeous MFT B butterflies to flutter out of
For more details on how I created this card - please pop over to see me here

But here's a link to the gorgeous MFT stamps and dies:


Have a fabulous crafty day.
TTFN



Sunday, 23 April 2017

Bree Loves Buttercream

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


I love Bree. Her skirt is just so fun to colour . This time, I fancied giving it a froooouthy, tutuie effect. In red. Oh yeah, I had the big girl pants pulled right up to my armpits! This is one of those cards that look nothing like the initial plan. But never mind, I loved doing it anyway!   

Products Used... 
Make it Colour Blending Card  
Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Bree Loves Buttercream Rubber Stamp
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka In the Meadow Paper Pad  

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

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Girl Time

Morning all, Squirrel here today with something all
us ladies need from time to time - a little pampering session



I have used:

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend.

Hugs
Squirrel xx

Friday, 21 April 2017

Garden Girl Carnation

Happy Friday everyone, it's Kat here!

I treated myself to a few of the new Stamping Bella stamps including my very first Tiny Townie Garden Girl so here is the beautiful Carnation.

She even tempted me away from my favourite colour, pink!


If you would like more details on how I created this project, including a list of Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Pin the Tail

I've always loved donkeys. I'm not sure if it's my childhood (and adulthood) love of Winnie the Pooh, or my fondness of the actual animals (we have a Donkey sanctuary not far away), but I do love 'em.  It's not often I see images of donkeys, but as soon as I saw this one, I knew that I had to ink him up.  So here is 'pin the tail' from Whimsy Stamps.




Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 18 April 2017

My Fairy Tale Obsession!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with more Stamping Bella inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog.

The latest Stamping Bella release is now on the website! Whoo!

Today however, I'm actually going ignore the new release once again, if you can believe it and share more cards featuring my absolute favourite stamp sets of the year so far, if not EVER. I'll admit, I'm a bit obsessed, but I think you'll understand...



 
Seriously. SERIOUSLY. Are they not the cutest unicorns ever? So cute and chubby. Much like the gorgeous dragons I shared last week - and perfect for mixing and matching!
 
Colouring Medium: Twinkling H2Os, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Inks
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Board

That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!