Saturday, 22 June 2019

Friendly Foxes

Hello, Squirrel here today - I must apologise if you have been saturated in foxes recently, but these really were too cute to resist using


I used this little chap to help me celebrate last weekend's Father's Day with my daddy
and there is a matching Friendly Foxes die set available too

Hugs to all



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Friendly Foxes

I've water-coloured these cuties for another Father's day card using a sentiment from the same MFT stamp set.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 17 June 2019

Special Birthday Hugs...

Hello everyone,

It's Sue here today!

Hope it's a happy Monday for you all!

I absolutely loved making today's card with

To make my card I used 
to cut a piece of Bockingford Card and with 
stamped the beautiful

I then masked the image and created the background with Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide

I coloured this sweetie with a mixture of Polychromos and Caran D'ache Luminance pencils and finished the design with some dabs of 

Finally I stamped the sentiment that accompanies the stamp and die cut it with a
Mama Elephant Slim Tags Trio Die
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
love from
Sue...xxx

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Curvy Girl Eats Cake

Morning my lovelies, Squirrel here today

I think the sentiment that goes with this stamp is going to become
my mantra, I do have a certain weakness for a nice cake!


And the yummy things I have used are
Stamping Bella Cut It Out Die - Curvy Girl Eats Cake CIO789DIE

The CIO Die is on the website, but I can't find the link to it at the moment - if you have any problems just get in touch with Tracy.

That's me done for today, see you next week

Hugs






Friday, 14 June 2019

To plant a garden...

Hi everyone, it's Kat here!

Let's just say it has been rather wet in the UK for far too many days now, so hopefully the sunshine will be back soon and we can all go and enjoy being outdoors; just like this gorgeous lady...


I'm not one for using so many colours all at once but I was inspired by the super pretty floral paper.


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

Have a bloomin' lovely day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Friendly Foxes

I've really fallen for these adorable foxes from MFT and ordered them the second I saw them.  I've water-coloured this guy for a Father's day card with an ultra-simple layout. The sentiment is from the same set and has been stamped onto two lines.
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 9 June 2019

Forever isn't long enough ...

Hello everyone,

I'm here today with another of the beautiful 
May new release images which are available now at 
Dies To Die For

 As a true lover of our four legged friends I absolutely love this set of stamps!

To make this card I die cut a piece of Bockingford with the 

I stamped this beautiful image with black ink and then created a mask which I put over the image while blended Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides over the background.

I flicked water and Perfect Pearls over the background and dried it with a heat tool.

I then peeled of the mask (my favourite part)! and coloured the image with Caran d'Ache Pablos pencils

I then layered the design onto a circular piece of design paper.

I used the
to cut three clouds and then stamped sentiments from the 
Best Buddies Clear Stamp Set 
on two of them.

I embossed the third cloud with paw prints.

I fixed the clouds to the design with clear glue as shown and dabbed some 
Star Dust Stickles 
around them.
Thank you for popping by!

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!
from Sue...xxx

   *NEW Best Buddies Clear Stamps     Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set 

                  Up in the Clouds Die Set Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked Pistachio

Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

Other Ingredients
MFT Hybrid Black Ink Pad
Caran D'ache Pablos Pencils
Sansodor 
Marianne Designs Paw Prints Embossing Folder
Collall All Purpose Glue

Friday, 7 June 2019

Live laugh love

Hello, it's Kat here!

OMG...how did I miss this super cute little heart tree when it was released?!

I reckon there's a ton of ways to use this gorgeous die (and you know how much I LOVE versatile, right?!) but I'm sharing just one option with you today.


A little inking, a little paper piecing and that's it...simples :-)


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

Have a fabulous day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Piggy Pebbles

I've been playing with my little piggy pebbles stamp set again today, using the other two stamps in this cute set. They're so sweet playing in the rain!



Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 2 June 2019

Thank you for being you...

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm here today sharing another card from the of three made with Stamping Bella images for May's Making Cards Magazine.

I was so happy to be asked to make these cards and I am over the moon with how they turned out!

Here's how to create this card!

1.Create a 13.5cm x 13.5cm white card blank with the fold at the side.  Create a square of design paper the same size and fix it to the card blank.  Set aside

2.Create a 12.5cm x 12.5cm square of card suitable for Distress Ink Blending.  With white ink stamp the Love backdrop and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Allow the embossing to dry and set fully.

3.Blend Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide over the embossed design, fading it out towards the top of the card.  Flick water over the design and allow to dry.  Mix some Perfect Pearls powder with a little water and flick that over the design too.  Allow to dry. Fix the card design to the card blank set aside earlier.

4. Stamp the Curvy Girl image on to alcohol marker card with black ink and cut it out with the matching die.  Colour with alcohol markers as shown, adding Wink of Stella to the flowers and Diamond Stickles to the folds of the skirt.  Fix the coloured image to the card design, slightly left of centre as shown. 

5.With Archival Ink stamp the sentiment to the right of the image as shown.
Ingredients from Dies To Die For


Other Ingredients
White Card for Card Blanks
Card Suitable for Distress Ink Blending (I used Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface)
Card Suitable for Alcohol Markers (I used Make It Colour Blending Card)
Alcohol Markers (I used Copics Skin - E93, E11, E00, E000, Hair - E41, E44, E47, Turquoise - BG49, BG15, BG13, Blue, B39, B06, B02, Peach - YR02, YR01, YR00, Green - G46, G43, YG03)
Perfect Pearls Powder in Perfect Pearl
Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Archival Ink in Watering Can
ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad in Frost White
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Ranger Diamond Stickles

May's issue of Making Cards is available by following the link
HERE

Thank you for popping by!

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!
from Sue...xxx

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Picture Perfect

Good morning peeps!  Squirrel here today, early, before it gets hot and I wilt under a lettuce leaf.

When I had hamsters, it was hard to find a "thank you for looking after me" card, but
that problem has now been solved.  All I need now is a hamster......


To make this I have used:

For more ramblings, feel free to pop over to my blog

Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs



Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Piggy Pebbles

The Stacey Yacula piggies hit my doormat a couple of weeks ago and I've been playing with them for today's squeal of a card. I've used 2 of the piggies from the set to create a scene and added a sentiment.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 27 May 2019

A gnomie glow...

Hello everyone!

Hope it's a Happy Monday!

I'm here today with another of May's fabulous new release images from

To make this card I used the new 
to cut a piece of card, suitable for alcohol markers.

I stamped this fabulous image with black ink and started colouring - background first!

Once I had achieved an effect I was happy with I used a sponge to dab Copic Colourless Blender all over the background to add some texture.

Then, I left the background alone and went on to colour this amazing gnome and his snail pal!

I stamped the sentiment from the
set and die cut it with 
fixing it to the card design as shown.

I layered the coloured design onto a piece of black glitter card and finished it by adding some dabs of 
Thank you for popping by!


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!
from Sue...xxx

*NEW Gnome Matter What Clear Stamps  *NEW Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

Other Ingredients
Copic Markers
Background Y02, Y11, Y000, B00, B21, BG07, B99, W7, W5, W3 and Colourless Blender
Skin E04, E21, E00, 
Beard, C1, C3, C5
Clothes BV08, BV04, BV01, E99, YR24, YR23
Snail YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, G11, G43, G48, YG03
Crate E47, E44, E43, R24, R14, White Gel Pen
Black Glitter Card by Crafter's Companion

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Fluffy Hanging In There

Hello peeps, Squirrel popping in today for the start of a (UK) three day weekend, yaaay!

It's been a while since I hoiked this family member out of the darkness, so I
thought it about time he (or she) got inky again!


So, the things I have used from the Dies To Die For store are


If you are interested in any of the other info, and a bit more of a natter, you would
be welcome to pop over and visit me at Squirrel's World

Anyhoo, whatever you are up to, have fun

Hugs


Thursday, 23 May 2019

Magical Mermaid Wishes...

Hello everyone!

It's Sue here today with some
new release gorgeousness!

Isn't she just the.most.beautiful!

I stamped her onto Bockingford Watercolour Card in black ink and coloured her with Polychromos.

I blended Distress Inks in 
Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Salty Ocean to create the background.

I added some Star Dust Stickles bling and a glitter card background, including a 
Marianne Designs Scales Die.

Finally, I added a die cut sentiment from 
Whimsy Stamps Magical Word Die Set 
some 
Pretty Pink Posh Droplets 
twine and a charm!

I loved colouring this beautiful image! 

Thank you for popping by!


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!
from Sue...xxx

*NEW Mermaid Isabelle Rubber Cling Stamp Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Stickles Glitter Glue - Star DustWhimsy Stamps - Word Die Set - Birthday Wishes and Magical


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Picture Perfect Smile

I really love this set of Picture Perfect stamps from MFT. The images are much larger than I expected (based on other MFT stamp sets) so they're great as a focal image.  I've used one of the sentiments from the same set on a simple layout.



Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 18 May 2019

Bundles Of Love

Morning all, Squirrel here again.

I'm not sure why, but the Pure Innocence girls don't seem to do as well in the UK as they
do in the US, which is a real shame, because they are such cuties, and so versatile.  I really like them so I shall continue to share them with you!



Hugs to all







Friday, 17 May 2019

Fairy Time!

Hi there, it's Kat here!

Happy Fairy Friday everyone :-)


That's a lot of fairies...I couldn't stop colouring them - lol!


If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card (but unfortunately not the Copic colours I used this time because I didn't write them down - oops!), then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly

Have a fairy lovely day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;