Friday, 24 April 2015

Emma - rocker card

Happy Friday everyone!
It's Linda here with my regular Dies to Die for inspiration post.  It's not often that I get some time to try something different, but I've seen a couple of my friends make rocker cards recently and I thought I'd like to have a try.

 This is how it came out.

I kept my design fairly simple as there wasn't tons of space. The strip of paper from the bottom of the paper sheet made a pretty border. I managed to fit a few flowers on one side and underneath that I added one of the lovely new polymer frames that Tracy has in stock from Scrapberry's. These come in a set of 4 and are very inexpensive. They come in plain white but I fancied mine up with a little frantage, doesn't it look wonderful?

I coloured Emma up with my distress ink and Aquatint markers and decided to give her a funky hair colour.

A few close ups for you, isn't that little frame fab?

 I used the following Dies to Die for  products to make my card

Well that's all from me today, I hope I've inspired you to try something new, and I'll see you again next Friday! :) xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Love and Smiles.....

Afternoon all!!

I thought I would pop in with a make I did a couple of weeks ago. It was for a something and our gorgeous Linda used the same poppystamps die too so I booted my little bunny card out of the something so you guys get to see it instead!!!... the something of course is the Die Cut Essentials magazine, due out on May 21st. I am spoilt because I have seen the makes from the girls and oooooooooooooh they are delicious!!

I love this banner die but found it a tricky one for a Lou's brain to put into use! lol! so I added some strips of my paper and a couple of the sentiment sheet 'posters' to layer it out with before popping my bunny out on some hot glue over the whole lot!!

I made my little bunny look all textured by dotting on him with my blender pen after he was coloured up! soo cute!!

Thank you for popping in
huge hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Engagement Card....

I am soooo late poor wee laptop has died again and I don't think it can be revived so I am attempting to post from my ipad but it just doesn't work the same way!
I have used MFTs All My Love stamps and co-ordinating dies for this engagement card.......I also used Lawn Fawns Violets ABCs and the papers are from Teresa Collins Something Wonderful range.....super gorgeous strokeable papers!!

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, 20 April 2015

Chloe Darkwing....

Stamps- Tiddly Inks Chloe Darkwing.
Morning all! 

I hope you all had a great weekend. I thought I would pop my Chloe Darkwing card on for you all today. She really is just perfect for spring fun makes! and she comes with some beautiful sentiments to just make someones day too.

Thank you for popping in, all linky's under the photo.
Hugs Lou xxx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Baby Marci & Baby Mine

Happy Friday everyone! Linda here.  Just a few (well quite a few lol) hours and it will be the weekend! Yay!  This week has been soooo busy at work, you know how it is, you have some holiday and the work is all piled up and a mess to clear through when you return.  What happened to it being quieter over the Easter holidays?! 

Anyway, I managed to make this card last week when I was on my hols and I have to say that I love the way it came out. Baby Marci is a fave of mine and these papers from Carta Bella....well what can I say, I had to really restrain myself from buying extra pads lol, I still may cave in, they are just sooooo pretty and such a nice change from the usual mainly pink (though there's enough pink in there too to please).

I kept my decorations fairly restrained (for me!) because I really did not want to cover too much of the lovely paper.

I've popped links to the items used at the end of my post, and if you want to know what distress ink colours I used to colour her in, you can find them on my blog here.

I do hope you like my make today, enjoy your weekend and I'll see you again next Friday! :) xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Hello everyone, Ann-Marie popping in today to share with you all a little something of the crafty variety and it's a little something completely different for me too.

When I opened up my dt pack there was a set of My Favourite Things 'Jumbo Abstract Art' stamps and I looked at them and thought I'm not really sure what to do with those, so I had a little play with some ink and oh my it was such fun and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  It felt good to stretch myself and try something different and I now have lots of ideas buzzing around my head so I think I'll just leave that set of stamps on my desk so I can play again.

That "cheers" sentiment is part of a fab Avery Elle stamp set and they do stamp beautifully.

Items Used

Okay that's all from me today.  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week folks.

Take care.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

I Heart You....

Jane here....I hope you are all having a lovely time whatever you may be doing! Most of the country seems to be basking in sunshine but up here in the Highlands it is freezing and wet...please send some my way!
 I have two cards to share today! The Aim High stamp set from Avery Elle is just so has not left my desk for the last few days!!
For the first card I have used MFTs Jumbo Abstract Art stamp and Distress Ink for the background and then stamped the cute arrows on the top
For the second card I have used some more of the gorgeous Teresa Collins Something Wonderful papers....
Thanks for popping in today and I hope you like my makes!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Chloe and her peeps...

Divine twine yellow.
Morning all!! 

Lou in with a share for you today!! I have been having fun with my Tiddly Inks clear stamps sets the last couple of weeks and wanted to share my Chloe and her peeps make.

The delicious bit of patterned paper came out of that gorgeous random mixed 12x12 papers I treated myself to a few months ago...yes!! a few months!! it had 30 bits of yumminess in it and I am not even half way through yet!!!

The little paper doily is a poundshop bargain! love the baking aisle in there!! lol! just shows how you can mix them in with your cardmaking!!

Thank you for popping in 
hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Aim High............

Good Morning! Jane here with my make!
I have had a play with the scrummy new Stamps and Dies from Avery Elle...this set is called Aim High! They will be in the shop very soon!
I have kept my card quite simple as the paper is just too scrummy to cover up! It is from Teresa Collins 6x6 Something Wonderful paper new fave for the moment!

Monday, 6 April 2015

I'll woof you forever..

Stamp- PI woof you.

Morning everyone!

A quick zoom in from me this morning as we are off to the zoo with mo but I just had to share this cutie before we go!!

I absolutely adore this PI stamp set and oh my!!! the Echo Park papers are just too cute! I actually struggled to cut these to use them!! I am such a dafty!!!

Right, got to go!! family time to be had!!

Huge hugs Lou xxxx

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Lamb Hugs

Good Morning Everyone

For today's card I have used Crissy Armstrong's delightful Lamb Hugs stamp with some gorgeous Whimsy Shabby Spring papers.
The tree, flowers and wicker panel are all Memory Box dies.

Items Used:
Stamp - Whimsy Crissy Armstrong Collection - Lamb Hugs coloured with Promarkers
 Sentiment - Whimsy SC Design Everyday Moments

**As a special Easter treat there is currently 15% off all products at Dies to Die for all Weekend!**

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

Friday, 3 April 2015


Happy Good Friday everyone. If it's a holiday for you I hope you get to spend a lovely day....I now have 10 days without work...woohoo! Lots of crafting to be done methinks ;) I also want a good sort out of all my crafting stuff, I think it's taking over lol!

Anyway I'm here today with a bit of inspiration for you (I hope you find it inspiring anyway).
I used Gothica on my card today and I fell in love with this stamp as soon as it was released, but this is the first chance I've had to use her.

I've coloured her with my distress inks, colours are listed on my blog and there are links at the end of my post to products used on my card.

I went for a Victorian Gothic look on the card, well with a name like Gothica I just had to didn't I?
Her dress has lashings of sparkle with some black stickles but I just couldn't get it to sparkle on camera. I added a clock behind her and a chandelier, I thought they really helped to set the scene.

The lovely edging on the card is made by using 4 strips of the border die on the fron and 3 on the inside. Use a fairly thick stiff card if you want to do this or it will collapse under the weight of your finished card.

I used the following Dies to Die for products:

MFT Die-namics Pierced Oval STAX Dies

Well that's all from me for today, but I'll see you here again nest week, in the meantime have a lovely Easter!

Linda :) xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Flutterby to say hi.....

Hi everyone!

Lou in with a make for you today using the gorgeous Flutterby to say hi  stamp set from Tiddly Inks.

Teamed up with the super springy and cheery Doodlebug Designs Springtime papers from Doodlebug Designs this little cutie would cheer up anyone's day.

Thank you for popping in hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015


Good Morning! Jane here with a make to share....How gorgeous is this Sketched Roses Background stamp from Impression Obsession?  I have stamped the huge stamp with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and then also coloured some ribbon to match....the sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Digits set.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Petunia thinks she's a prezzie....

Afternoon everyone!!!

Lou in with a make of total and utter cuteness! you know...those ones where you just awwwwww the whole time you are colouring?!! yup, this was it!! I adore this stamp soooo much!! and what even better is that it comes with the most awesome sentiment ever.

Al the links you need are just under the top piccy, if you click on the coloured text it will take you right to their home in the shop.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Sunday, 29 March 2015

'Bunch of Balloons'

Hello everyone a very happy Sunday to you.  It's Ann-Marie here today to share something crafty with you all.

I decided to make a card using the most cutest little elephant from Wild Rose Studio called "Bunch of Balloons" and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to 3d the balloons so that's what I did.  I picked out a sheet of beautiful paper from Carta Bella "Baby Mine Girl" pad and used this as my colour scheme for my card.

Items Used

Okay that's all from me today.  I hope you have had a great weekend with a little crafting thrown in to the mix!  Thank you for stopping by.

Take care.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Boho Chic

Happy Friday everyone, it's the weekend soon ..wheee!! and that can only mean one thing, it's time for my inspiration piece for Dies to Die for.

Today I'm using the delightful 'Boho Chic' a Dollhouse stamp from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

This is my first time using one of the Dollhouse collection, but it certainly won't be my last, I just love them!

My choice of which stamp to use was driven primarily by the paper, as soon as I saw this fabulous flowery MME paper that came in my DT pack, I knew which stamp I wanted to use with it.

I've listed the products I've used at the end of my post along with links to take you directly there.

I coloured her with my Distress ink Markers.

Skin: Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick.
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Outfit and Bird: Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage

I used the new LDRS Dewdrop Circle die behind her, isn't it fab, look at that gorgeous embossing.

I thought this MFT die echoed those pinking edged circles on the paper perfectly!

The sentiment, which is also from LDRS, is framed by a Scrapberry's frame embellishment. These come in white but I colored it with one of my Copic markers, Tracy has only just got these in stock at Dies to Die for (lucky me I got to use one first!) but they should be available on the website really soon, maybe even this weekend :)

Products Used:

That's all from me, but I'll see you again next week. 

Happy crafting! :) xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

'Enjoy the Little Things'

Good morning everyone Ann-Marie popping in today to share a little crafty make with you all.

When I opened my DT box I fell in love with this cute little pair from Stamping Bella's "woodsies" collection called 'Maisy and Madeline have some tea'.  They are just adorable and beautiful to colour up and it just seemed fitting to make a little teabag caddy to keep all my fruit teas in.

On the back of the tea caddy I used the beautiful little sentiment that comes with the stamp and just matted it up and used the cute Whimsy Stamps 'teapot and cup' die and popped them at the bottom.

Adorable little pair aren't they!

Items Used

Papers:  My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary 'Isn't She lovely - lovely lines'

Okay that's all from me today.  I hope your week is going well so far and you've managed to sneak in a little crafty time!

Take care. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Stay Tuned!........

Good Afternoon!
Jane here with a make to share!
I love this co-ordinating stamp and die set from can find the stamp set here and the die set here....there are a tonne of different sentiments in the set!
The paper I used is from a Teresa Collins gorgeous 6x6 pad you can find here...truly strokable papers!
Have a lovely Day!!

Monday, 23 March 2015


Stamps- Serena.
Hi everyone! 
I have a LDRS From the Hollow Serena to share with you fact this card is a whole lot of LDRS but hey, who can resist that gorgeousness????

I won these stamps and dies from Angie herself but luckily, Tracy stocks them over in the Dies to Die For shop so you can click on the linkies under my piccy to be magically pinged there by Serena!!! he he he he!

Here's a close up of how blingy she is, I used my sakura clear star pen to get this effect on her hair and wings.

Thanks for popping in
Hugs Lou xx

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015

Fiona Loves Flowers

Linda  here,  it's Friday again and soon the weekend with lots of time to craft.  I'm on time this week with my Dies to Die for card, finally getting a bit back on track after all the time lost to being ill, and with energy back the mojo seems to be flowing better.

It seems ages since I used an Uptown Girls stamp, but when this one arrived in my DT pack I couldn't wait to stamp her out and colour her up.

I coloured her with my distress ink markers, and you can find the colours here on my blog.
The lovely papers are from Whimsy.

I edged everything with Walnut Stain distress ink.

A little Prima bling and some daubings of gesso to finish.

A view of the inside, very simply decorated to match.

I've included a list of products used with links below, but I couldn't find the link for the border die at the top of my card, if we find it I'll add it later!

That's all from me today, but I'll see you again next week, take care and enjoy your weekend! :) xx

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Jane here with a make to wet your crafting appetites!
For the cloudy base of my card I have used Die-namics Cloud Die to cut a stencil and then I have dabbed some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink ........this fab sentiment is from Impression Obsession and is called Let Us Celebrate...there are 5 sentiments and the 5 candles in the set so great value for money!
Thanks for popping by today!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Woof You...

Stamps - PI Woof You.
Morning everyone!

Lou in with a post for you today using the super cute new Woof You stamps and die sets from MFT. This one is way too cute and I am going to have so much fun making a few cards for the RSPCA branch where we got Dasher from.

Coloured up with my promarkers, I tucked the little girl and the dogs into the fronds of grass and oooh they look so cute!

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

"Worry Less, Giggle More"!

Good morning everyone Ann-Marie popping in today to share a crafty make with you all.

I have made a card using a fabby little sentiment from the Paper Smooches 'Uplifters' set of stamps.  I love this set of sentiments and wanted to make something that used one of them as the main focus.  I chose a sheet of gorgeous MME Record It "Follow your Heart" papers and chose to stamp in a cheery yellow to compliment them.

Items Used

Okay that's all from me, thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday folks.

Take care.

Saturday, 14 March 2015


Good afternoon. It's Linda here and late with my make for yesterday as this week was a really busy one at work, good busy, but still I'm happy it's the weekend and I can relax and craft. 

Today's card is made with the delightful Bowie by Saturated Canary from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, of course it's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Krista Smith's gorgeous images, and I've teamed her with these oh so pretty papers from Glitz...aren't the colours just so sweet?

I've linked the products used at the end of the post for you.

I coloured Bowie with my Distress Ink markers, you can find the colours on my blog here.

I edged all the layers with Walnut Stain DI and stitched them with top stitch thread. I've popped some cheesecloth under the layers.

I cut my image out with a Stitched Circle die and slid a Lovely View die cut behind.

A little trim, some flowers and pearls and voila! I really love the way she turned out, I hope you do too.  

That's all from me for today, I'm off for a trip around blogland to see what I've missed. 

Hope you have a great weekend! :) xx