Friday, 12 October 2018

Sparkly Star Bottle Tag

Hello lovely people,

I love creating non-card projects so for my Dies to Die For DT make this week I am sharing a simple and elegant wine bottle tag.

Handcrafted sparkly stars wine bottle tag

I just love this die and it's such a great way to dress up a bottle of something as a gift...or it doubles quite nicely as a door hanger!

I've gone with a white and silver theme as you can't beat a bit of sparkle for Christmas :-)

Handcrafted sparkly stars wine bottle tag

I die cut the large stitched circle then stamped the sentiment onto it using my Misti.

I layered up 2 of the star frames as I think this gives it a more dimensional finish and then added a few more die cut stars as accents.

Handcrafted sparkly stars wine bottle tag

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 sparkly day!




Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Wine tag - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle scallop frames - My Favorite Things
Jingle greetings - Mama Elephant (currently out of stock but I think Hand lettered holiday greetings from MFT would also work perfectly for this)
Star Frame - Avery Elle (currently out of stock - use the 'notify when back in stock' button or use any decorative frame from your stash!)


Other ingredients;
silver sparkle card - from stash

Friday, 5 October 2018

Alpaca fun!

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday again and I am popping in with my Dies to Die For DT creation.

I made the 'mistake' of taking a peek at the new Sunny Studio release...and of course a few items just fell in my basket - ooooops!

So this is one of the gorgeous tag die sets; I had to get both because they have loads of different elements so you can build tons of designs with just the cutest details.


And I fell in love with the alpaca set...although I'm pretty sure these could double as llamas too!

...Llampaca anyone?!


I've coloured this cutie with Copics using a dotting technique to make him look furry and of course, a little sparkle was a must for the hat!


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 lovely day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Alpaca holiday stamps - Sunny Studio (I didn't use them here but there are matching dies available)
Build-a-tag #1 - Sunny Studio
Classic gingham 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio

Other ingredients;
twine - from stash

Copic colours;

Alpaca: E40, E41, E42, E43
Inside ears / hooves: E43, E44
Hat: B00, BG01, BG53

Friday, 28 September 2018

Reveal wheel gaming fun

Hello lovely people,

Friday...Friyay!!

So that means a Dies to Die For DT card and I finally had time to play with my Lawn Fawn reveal wheel dies to make this fun card for my nephew.


I've used a fab Lawn Fawn stamp set for the little scene because he does love his gaming...well, he's a 13 year old boy so what do you expect?!


I stamped three words on the reveal wheel and then added die cut numbers for the age.


This was pretty straightforward to put together and it does work beautifully...and of course it's just soooooo much fun to spin the wheel and see what pops into the aperture :-)

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!

STOCK NOTE: Several items I have used are out of stock so just hit the 'notify when back in stock' button and type in your email address so you'll know as soon as it's available :-)

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




Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Screen time - Lawn Fawn
Reveal wheel - Lawn Fawn
Reveal wheel sentiments - Lawn Fawn
Balloon letters - My Favorite Things
Balloon numbers - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Fine and dandy boy 6x6 paper pad - My Mind's Eye

Copic colours;

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E50, E53, E55
Top: YR14, YR16, YR07
Trousers: W6, W7, W9
Teal bits: BG13, BG49
Popcorn: YR30, YR31
Drink: E97, E99
Console / controller: W4, W5, W6
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3

Friday, 21 September 2018

Big birthday balloon

Hello lovely people,

I've been doing a little die cutting for my Dies to Die For DT card this week, using one of the recent MFT sentiment dies, which I teamed up with a balloon edge die from a blueprints set.  This particular blueprint set is currently out of stock, but you could also cut the balloon shape by hand, or use a circle die and add the little piece at the bottom.


I die cut the balloon shape from purple stripy card, then taped the words in place where I wanted them before die cutting them.  I removed the letters but made sure to keep all the little bits from the centres of letters like the B.  I added some twine before attaching the balloon piece to a square of white card so I would have a backing to attach the letters to.  I die cut the words again from silver glitter card and inlaid them in the spaces, popping the purple centres back in where necessary.


Once again, I've made this design in a few different colours...with girl and boy options!


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 fabulous day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Birthday boy & girl - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 26 - My Favorite Things
Dots and stripes jewel tone 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studios
Shaker tags - Avery Elle (for the stars)


Other ingredients;
white bakers twine, silver glitter card - from stash

Friday, 7 September 2018

Love birds

Hello lovely people,

 I'm coming over all romantic with my Dies to Die For DT card today, which is actually pretty appropriate given that it's my wedding anniversary on Saturday!

Romantic card using MFT Birds of a Feather

I love all the cute elements from this MFT die set and how you can make cards for lots of occasions with them.  I originally sat down to make a new home card but this happened instead!

Romantic card using MFT Birds of a Feather

I coloured the birds, leaves and hearts with Distress Oxides.

I inked the birds after they were die cut so I could give them a little bit of an ombre finish, but for the leaves and hearts I just inked a piece of white card then die cut from that.

Romantic card using MFT Birds of a Feather

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;
Birds of a feather - My Favorite Things
Heart frame die set - Avery Elle
From the heart sentiments - My Favorite Things
Large dotted square stackables - Lawn Fawn

Distress Oxides;

Tumbled glass
Spun sugar
Bundled sage

Friday, 31 August 2018

Gifts galore!

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and it's a super simple one...but I did try out lots of different colour options!


I love these teeny gift bags...soooo cute, right?!


Does that give away which was my fave colour combo?!

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 fabulous day!



Friday, 17 August 2018

Gnome one like you

Hello lovely people,

Merry Friday all!  I'm popping in with my Dies to Die For DT card and this time I'm using some of the new goodies from Sunny Studio.

I actually squealed with delight when I saw these gnomes because they are so utterly adorable...and they come with punny sentiments too...I can't even!

Cute handmade gnome pun card (using Home sweet gnome by Sunny Studio)

I am also TOTALLY in love with the 6x6 paper pads in beautiful rainbow colours; I think I bought one of each pattern because you can never EVER have too many stripes, polka dots and gingham in your stash!

Cute handmade gnome pun card (using Home sweet gnome by Sunny Studio)

I stamped the gnome, then masked him off and stamped the mushroom trio so he could be sitting on top of the large mushroom.

A little extra grass at the bottom finished off my scene.  I could have added clouds but to be honest I decided it liked it just as it was.

Cute handmade gnome pun card (using Home sweet gnome by Sunny Studio)

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;
Home sweet gnome - Sunny Studio
Dots & stripes jewel tone 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio
Striped silly 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio
Large dotted square stackables - Lawn Fawn
Grassy hills die - My Favorite Things

Copic colours;
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Top: B14, B16
Shoes / belt: E23, E25
Buckle: Y17
Hat / mushrooms: R35, R37, R39
Beard / mushroom stalks & edges: C00, N0, N1, N2, N3
Big mushroom: YR16, YR68, YR09
Grass: YG03, YG25