Friday, 10 August 2018

Shake it!

Hello lovely people,

I'm popping in with my Dies to Die For DT card...and it seems to be cocktail o'clock!


I used a stitched rectangle die to create the patterned paper layer and also to create the white square layer by die cutting the 2 ends of the square; you don't need the bit in the middle as it's covered!


If you love shaker cards but hate the faff (YEP!) then these MFT dies with co-ordinating shaker pouches are a must-have!

I've used some pretty sequins and beads in the shaker pouch along with the tiny frosty ice cubes...they are so cute!


Is anyone else feeling thirsty now?!

If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the links below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Martini shaker window and frame - My Favorite Things
Martini shaker pouches - My Favorite Things
Frosty ice cubes - My Favorite Things
Spirited sentiments - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 27 - My Favorite Things (for banner)


Other ingredients;
sequins - from stash

Distress Oxides;
Fossilized amber
Picked raspberry
Twisted citron

Monday, 6 August 2018

Rainbow baby shower card

Hello lovely people,

I'm sneaking in an extra Dies to Die For DT card again so I could share this cute card I made for a friend's baby shower.

Handcrafted rainbow coloured baby shower card (using MFT bundle of baby clothes dienamics and welcome baby stamp set)

Rainbow paper seemed like a great choice since we don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl...either way the laundry WILL be super cute!

You may know that I have a bit of a thing for Nuvo drops and I think these pretty translucent Nuvo jewel drops might just be my faves; they are so subtly beautiful :-)

Handcrafted rainbow coloured baby shower card (using MFT bundle of baby clothes dienamics and welcome baby stamp set)

If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the links below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Bundle of baby clothes - My Favorite Things
Welcome baby stamp set - My Favorite Things
Stitched jumbo fishtail banner STAX - My Favorite Things
Double stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things (not currently on the DtDF website but click HERE for lots of other stitched circle die sets)
Sweet Celebration 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things
Itsy bitsy polka dots pastels 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things 

Other ingredients;
Sea Breeze Nuvo jewel drops

Friday, 3 August 2018

Donut treats

Hello lovely people,

I have another very special card to share for my Dies to Die For DT post today...it's my Dad's birthday card :-)

Now, it's not that he's especially into donuts but it can be hard to find images that work well for men and I hoped he would love the fun images as much as I did!

Handcrafted mice and donuts birthday card for 65th birthday (using Mama Elephant Donut treats)


The sentiment is pretty funny but also pretty apt because this is a man who has done marathons, triathlons and iron man, and just this year completed his first ultra marathon!
So it's fair to say that he's not your average 65 year old and looking very good for his years!

Handcrafted mice and donuts birthday card for 65th birthday (using Mama Elephant Donut treats)

I've gone for lovely bright colours and I always include red as it's his favourite colour.

Don't those donuts look totally scrummy?!

Handcrafted mice and donuts birthday card for 65th birthday (using Mama Elephant Donut treats)

If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the links below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Donut treats stamp set - Mama Elephant
Donut treats die set - Mama Elephant
Let's Polka in the dark 6x6 pad - Lawn Fawn
Blueprints 27 - My Favorite Things (for the flags)
Blueprints 31 - My Favorite Things
Balloon numbers - My Favorite Things (for the numbers)

Other ingredients;
White gel pen - from stash
Copic colours;
Mice: C00, N1, N2, N3
Donuts: E31, E35, E55
Red: R24, R27, R59
Orange: YR12, YR14, YR16
Green: YG03, YG25, YG17

Monday, 30 July 2018

Lookin' sharp!

Hello lovely people,

I have a little bonus extra Dies to Die For DT card for you today.

As soon as I saw the new MFT Wild West themed stamp set set I fell in love with the cute cactus so just had to give him a card of his own!


Cactus' just love to pose for photos and this one has been captured with beautiful sun rays behind him, and of course I had to add that fab punny sentiment!

I've created the washi tape with dies and some DP, and although I normally love to layer up my elements for dimension, I chose to keep the 'washi tape' just one thin paper layer and press it down over the edges of the polaroid frame so it looks more like real tape.


If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the links below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a wonderful day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Saddle up and celebrate stamps - My Favorite Things
Saddle up and celebrate dies - My Favorite Things
Precious polaroids - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Washi tape set 1 dies - Stamping Bella
Radiating Rays stencil - My Favorite Things


Other ingredients;
Dots and stripes brights 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things

Copic colours;

Cactus: YG03, YG25, YG17
Neckerchief: R24, R27, R46, R59
Hat: E41, E42, E43, E44

Distress Oxides;

Wild honey

Friday, 27 July 2018

Cute MFT cowgirl

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday again, so I'm here with my Dies to Die For DT card and I was sooooo excited to get my hands on the new MFT stamp set full of Wild West themed images :-)

I also used a few other new goodies on this card, including my new stitched arch dies, which I LOVE!  (OK, I could have used a circle die in this particular case but that's not the point...I'm sure they will be super useful - lol!)


I've discovered that a combination of a stencil and a die makes for a great way to add dimension to a mini scene, as I've done with the grass here.

Probably no one is looking at the grass though because that sassy little cowgirl is stealing the show!


If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the links below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Saddle up and celebrate stamps - My Favorite Things
Saddle up and celebrate dies - My Favorite Things
Stitched arch STAX - My Favorite Things
Tag builder blueprints 6 - My Favorite Things
Sweet Celebration 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things
County fair plaid 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things


Other ingredients;
Twine - from stash

Copic colours;
Skin: E50,E51, E21, E11
Hair: E11, E15, E18
Skirt / waistcoat: R81, R83, R85
Neckerchief: Y13, Y15, Y19
Shirt: C00, C2
Buckle: C1, C3, C5
Hat / boots: E40, E41, E42, E43
Darker bottom section of boots: E42, E43, E44

Distress Oxides;
Cracked pistachio (grass)
Salty ocean (clouds)

Friday, 20 July 2018

Fairy Gifts

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today, and it seems that it's Fairy Friday!


I bought this stamp only last week and just had to colour her straight away...and now I think I have a new stamp brand addiction - lol!

So, I think I shall be buying a few more of these fairies to keep her company because she was soooo much fun to colour and is quite simply adorable :-)


Can you believe that I never really used to pick bright colours like this very much and now I am absolutely loving them?!


If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the links below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a fairy lovely day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Fairy Gifts for You - Whimsy Stamps
Stitched rectangle scallop edge frames - My Favorite Things
Sentimental die - Avery Elle


Other ingredients;
So Happy Together 6x6 paper pad - Echo Park
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean ocean and Dandelion yellow

Copic colours;
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E53, E35, E59
Aqua: BG11, BG13, BG15
Red: R14, R24, R29
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y19
Wings: BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13
Ground: C00, T0, T1, T2, T3

Friday, 13 July 2018

Snappy birthday!

Hello lovely people,

 I am really excited to be off to the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford today...and ironically, it's finally scheduled to rain!

So, while I hide under an umbrella either for shade or protection from the rain, here's my Dies to Die For DT card.

I know it was a little while ago but I did promise a third card to complete my trio of beachy/underwater critters cards and here it is!

Handmade personalisable crab pun birthday card (image from Just Beclaws by MFT)

I'm not even sure I'd be upset if this little crab came and nipped my toes...he's just too adorable!

It's not really visible in the photo but I've added a little glossy accents to his eyes to make them shine :-)

Handmade personalisable crab pun birthday card (image from Just Beclaws by MFT)

I really enjoy finding ways to personalise cards and with the crab holding his claws in the air it just seemed natural to add in the number...how cute? 

Handmade personalisable crab pun birthday card (image from Just Beclaws by MFT)

If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the links below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a 'clawsome' day!