Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Bundle Girl with Reindeer

I've coloured a couple of Bella Bundle Girl with Reindeer, attempting a lighter touch and more subtle shading.  I really like the final result, but it was much harder than I thought it was going to be to be less heavy-handed with the inks!

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

I'll be gnome for Christmas...

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's Sue here today!

So - I had a plan (as you do) (: ... 
to turn the fab
Whimsy Stamps
into Christmas Gnomes!


(...and it just goes to show how versatile the goodies from our lovely 
Dies To Die For
are and how you can easily stretch your stash)!

Hope you like this as much as I do!
I stamped this gorgeous gnomie in black ink onto white card.

I used Copic Markers to colour the background first.  I always do it that way round just in case I fluff it up!  Freehand drawing backgrounds is still new to me and I don't always get them how I like them first time round!

Copic Markers Used
Glow - Y00, Y02, Y11
Sky - B00, B07, B09, B99
Trees - C8

Gnome & Snail R05, R37, R89, W1, W3, W5, E30, E33, E37

I followed a tutorial by Sandy Allnock for the trees!

I used the following Whimsy Stamps sets to create the sentiment across the bottom of the design.

Finally I added the snowy dots with a white gel pen.
... and remember, a gnome is for life not just for Christmas! (;

Be sure to have a look around our
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
Thank you for popping by!
Happy crafting

Gnome Matter What Clear Stamps You're My Favorite Clear Stamps Magical Birthday Wishes Clear Stamps You're My Jolly Clear Stamps

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Toasty Greetings

Morning all, Squirrel popping in with a warm glow make for you today.

I missed out on this set the first time around, so I have a real warm glow feeling from being able to get my little paws on it from the MFT Vault this time!

I hope you are all keeping your marshmallows warm.


Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Harry The Stuffie has Happy Mail

One of my favourite bears, Harry the Stuffie, is playing on my blog today with this sweet little 'Happy Mail' card.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Sunflower Sweetheart

Hello peeps, and happy Saturday to you.  It's a scheduled Squirrel here today (or not here, as I'm having a hair cut shortly).  I'm popping by with this sweetie to show that you don't have to use winter papers just for winter projects.

For this cutie I have used


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Acting Goofy!...

Hello friends,

Sue here today with a goofy girlie birthday card!
I stamped the image onto kraft card and coloured it with Caran D'ache Luminance Pencils.

I trimmed it to the same size as the polaroid die and fixed it to a die cut piece of kraft card.

I die cut another piece of card with one of the rectangle dies and blended Candied Apple Distress Ink over it through the Hearts stencil.  I then scattered some chunky white embossing enamel over hearts and fixed it with a heat gun - from underneath.  (This is important, it stops the card burning and buckling)!

I layered the hearts background onto a slightly large piece of kraft card and added the image.  (The sentiment is from an older Stamping Bella Stamp but you could use any sentiment that took your fancy)!

Finally I stamped a sentiment and die cut it with a Quick Strips Die, sticking it to the bottom right of the design as shown!

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Snail Mail

I love the sentiment of this card, and I've teamed it up with an image which seems to complement it.  The kitty resembles my furbaby, 'JB', both in colour and naughtiness!

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Saturday, 2 November 2019


Hello peeps, Squirrel popping by this morning, thought I had better introduce myself gently in case a belated Halloween BOO scared you too much!

MFT Die-Namics Dripping Goo Edge die (retired) but there is one from
A mixture of MFT 6x6 paper pads

Which reminds me, if you heard screaming Wednesday night, it wasn't me practising, it was me being attacked by a big hairy spider!  Aaargh!

Hugs all

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Happy Halloween...

Hello friends

Happy Halloween!

I'm sneaking in with this card almost at the last minute!

I have been wanting to colour this image for aaaaages!

I want to say a massive thank you to Antonia at Taffleberry Lane for being so inspirational!

Her tutorials are amazing and as soon as I saw this beautiful background I knew I wanted to have a go at it!
I have used the fa-boo-lous
and a
The image is coloured with Copics and I freehanded the background following Antonia's amazing tutorial.

First I stamped and masked the Haunted House, then I added the sky background.  I removed the mask and coloured the image, finishing off by adding the grass, the tree and the details to the sky.

Copics Used
Sky, RV21, RV14, RV13, R35, R89
Moon, W1, W00
House, C9, C8, C6, C4, V99, RV99, RV95
Windows, Y38, Y35, Y18
Wood, R59, E37, E34
Greens, G29, G07, YG03
Hair/bandages E43, E41

Thank you for popping by!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the DTDF DT – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting
From Sue…xxx

...and if you get chance check out Antonia - Taffleberry Lane on Instagram, Facebook or You Tube!

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Mice in Boots

These cute little mice are huddling up in Santa's boots to bring you a warm and fuzzy Christmas greeting.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Saturday, 26 October 2019


Hello chaps, Squirrel here.
I'm hoping you can hear me this morning, there is a very loud rugby match in the background today!

Now that autumn is here, certain little critters are out
gathering nuts ready for the coming winter months.

Looks like this one is expecting the worst!

Oh dear, it has suddenly got all shouty behind me, and not in a good way, I think I may take my own stash of nuts and hide somewhere warm for a while!


Friday, 25 October 2019

The aliens have landed!

Hey everyone, it's Kat here!

I LOVE interactive cards and when I saw a sample made with the magic picture changer die set from Lawn Fawn I knew immediately that I needed to get it and have a play...

And slide...

How fun is that?!

And I couldn't believe how easy it was to create as well; the die set makes it super simple to figure out where to stamp your image and cuts all the pieces for you.

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, 24 October 2019

Pastels? - I don't think so!...

Hello everyone!

I hope this week is being kind to you!

Today's card is made one of the amazing 
Whimsy Stamps New Release 
stamp sets, available now in store at 
Dies To Die For

The sentiment appeals to my inner chimp and just makes me giggle! 

I made this card by blending Distress Oxides in
Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade over a piece of smooth card.

I then flicked water and black gesso over the card and let it dry.

I cut a piece of black glitter card with the new 
and also die cut the inky card.

I stamped the bats and spider onto the inky apertures and added a hand doodled cobweb.

I stamped Morticia onto white card and coloured her with Copics - E04, E21, E00, E000.

I fussy cut her and added some texture and sparkle to her frock with Copic Glitter pens and a white gel pen.

I put the card together by placing the inky apertures into the black frame as shown.

I fixed the card design to a card blank cut by using the outside of the arch window die as a template.

I stamped the sentiment (snigger)! from the stamp set onto a piece of vellum which I attached to the top of the large aperture.

Finally I fixed Morticia to the card design as shown!
Attitude or what!!! (:

Thank you for popping by!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the DTDF DT – and then follow that with a trip to 

store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx

*NEW Morticia Clear Stamps  *NEW Arched Window Die

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Harvest Mice

I wanted to try something a little different today, and make an animated 'flip' page notebook. I used one of the mice from the MFT Harvest Mice set and stamped him on each page of the notebook gradually moving forwards each time. I also drew in a little cherry from the basket he's carrying to try to make it look like it was falling to the ground.  I've included a video below the main photo and I hope it works to show you what I've done!

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Welcome to Candy Cane Lane...

Hello everyone!

It's Sue today with some more 
Whimsy Stamps
new release gorgeousness!

...and oh my word, I have been sat on my hands for ages in excitement about showing you this!

by Krista Heij-Barber
is one of the cutest sets!

You are going to *need* these in your stash because of the amount of fun you'll have creating and the number of different cards you can make!
The card was so straightforward to make!

I blended Distress Oxides in Antique Linen, 
Worn Lipstick and Barn Door over two 22cm x 10cm rectangles of smooth card (I use Bristol)

Then I flicked water and Perfect Pearls over them and allowed them to dry.
I die cut one piece of blended card with the fabulous new 

I trimmed the second into a rectangle measuring 19cm x 7cm and layered the die cut and the rectangle of blended card onto a slightly larger piece of white glitter card.

I stamped the gorgeous and scrumptious images from the 
in black ink onto white card and cut them out.

I coloured them with Copics
Skin E04, E11, E00, E000 
Hair/Fur Trim/Apron C3, C1, C00, 0
Reds E79, R89, R29
Green, YG17, YG07
Gingerbread House (Cuteness Overload)! (;
BV31, E30, E11, YR31, YR21, E34, E97, E37, E79, R89, R29
Big hugs and thanks to lovely Elaine (Marker Geek) for the colour combo inspiration!

I stamped the Candy Cane Lane sentiment and the coloured images onto the design as shown.
I really hope you love this set of stamps as much as I do!  I have been so excited about showing you all this card!

Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the DTDF DT – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting
From Sue…xxx

*NEW Candy Cane Lane Clear Stamps  *NEW Slimline Postage Die

Friday, 18 October 2019

Snow globe tag...not just for tags!

Hi there, it's Kat here!

If you are not up for Christmas crafting yet then look away now!

This tiny snow globe tag is simply adorable...I can't even.

It's not just for tags can totally add it to your cards too, and I cut off the hanging loop at the top so it was free standing.

I've also used a section of a designer paper sheet for my snow globe scene; perfect for a quick make!

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

Have a great day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Piles of Fun

I like to jump through autumn's carpets, just like this little fella who looks like he's having lots of fun.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes

I did warn you a few weeks ago that Squirrel was in love
with this stamp set and you would be seeing quite a bit of it, so here it is again!

With apologies, I used Lawn Fawn 6x6 Perfectly Plaid Spring papers on this but they have since been retired from the website, sorry!

Have a super weekend everyone.


Thursday, 10 October 2019


Hello everyone.

It's Sue here today with a Halloween card made with products from 
Whimsy Stamps 
Lovely Deb Davis (Amped2Stamp)
has designed a range of dies to perfectly fit DL cards!

These new
are such fun!  The card making possibilities are endless!

To make my halloween card I first cut a piece of black glitter card with the fab

I then blended Distress Oxides in Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves over a piece of smooth card and splattered it with water and Perfect Pearls.

I then hand cut a piece of that card to fit behind the apertures in the Marquee die cut.

I used the 
to cut the word BOO with blended card.

 I created a cobweb mask with a die stuck it to a piece of smooth card and blended Distress Oxides in the same colours over it.  I removed the mask to reveal the cobweb pattern and trimmed it to also fit behind the die aperture.  With black ink I stamped spiders onto the cobweb.  The spiders are from the fabulous 

I tore the blended card into strips and fixed them to a piece of black glitter card. I left a gap in the strips to let the black card show through and fixed some small google eyes on it!
I trimmed that panel to fit behind the aperture in the die.

I created a rectangular card blank the same size as the 
and stuck the three panels to it, fixing the black glittery die cut over them as shown.  I fixed the letters to the centre panel with some adhesive foam

With black ink I stamped the cat from the 
onto a piece of Bockingford card and coloured him/her (: with pencils.
I cute image out and fixed it to the card design with adhesive foam as shown.
Spooky or what!!!

Be sure to have a look around our
to see the gorgeous DT creations here and then to 

to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting
From Sue…xxx

**NEW Slimline Marquee Die  *NEW Morticia Clear Stamps
 Bold ABC Die Set  Going Catty Clear Stamps