Friday, 14 June 2019

To plant a garden...

Hello lovely people,

I suppose all the recent (and seemingly never ending!) rain is very good for the garden but I do wish the sunshine would come back now!

This gorgeous Curvy Girl Gardener on my Dies to Die For DT card looks like she has been having a lovely time outside though!


It's not often I use so many colours all together but I was very much inspired by the pretty floral paper that I chose.

I also don't often reach for the sequins but they seemed just right to finish off this card :-)


I always have the best time colouring Stamping Bella images, and isn't that just the loveliest sentiment too?


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 bloomin' lovely day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Curvy girl gardener - Stamping Bella
Spring fling 6x6 paper pad - Lawn Fawn
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Scallop borders 2 - Pretty Pink Posh


Other ingredients;
twine / sequins - from stash

Copic colours;
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E53, E35, E59
Dungarees: B00, BG01, BG02, BG05
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Green: YG03, YG25, YG17
Yellow: Y15, Y19, Y38
Flowerpot: E97, YR27, E99
Watering can / trowel: C00, C0, C01, C02, C03
Flower centres: C5, C7

Friday, 7 June 2019

Heart tree

Hello lovely people,

It's back to die cutting this week for my Dies to Die For DT card because I fell in love with this cute little MFT tree die; it's not new but I somehow missed it at the time it came out.

There are lots of options for using this die...but I limited myself to just the one card this time!


I've inked a slightly shimmery card with Distress Oxides and placed that behind the die cut tree, then die cut the trunk in Kraft and hearts in silver to piece back into the holes.


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;
Heart tree - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched rectangle STAX - My Favorite Things
Mini tags - Mama Elephant
Mini everyday messages - Mama Elephant

Other ingredients;
Distress Oxide ink pads in Twisted citron and Mowed lawn
twine - from stash

Friday, 17 May 2019

Fairy Time!

Hello lovely people,

By now you may be getting the idea of how much I love the Mama Elephant Little agenda stamps so you probably won't be surprised by what's on my Dies to Die For DT cards today!


You wouldn't believe how long I faffed around with various sentiments before realising that once again vellum was the answer!


I actually coloured up about 30 of these little beauties all at once, so I still have plenty more left to use on other projects!

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;
Little fairy agenda stamps -  Mama Elephant
Little fairy agenda dies -  Mama Elephant
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Puffy cloud borders - Lawn Fawn
Fairy happy - My Favorite Things (for the sentiment)
Dots and stripes pastels 6x6 pad - Sunny Studio
Vellum - Lawn Fawn

Other ingredients;
Crystal Glamour dust for the wings

Copic colours;

Skin: E000, E21, E11
Hair: various combos that I didn't write down - oops!
Errrr...actually it appears I didn't write any of it down, so sorry :-(

Friday, 10 May 2019

It's cocktail o-clock!

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday so I think we should all drink to that!


I tried really really hard not to buy EVERYTHING from the latest Stamping Bella release but this image was first into my basket!


I think that sentiment is making a fair point, don't you?!


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 whole day of happy!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Curvy girl with a cocktail - Stamping Bella
Stitched rectangle scallop edge frames - My Favorite Things
Dots and stripes pastels 6x6 pad - Sunny Studio
Stitched jumbo fishtail banner STAX - My Favorite Things


Other ingredients;
Sentimental Too dies - Avery Elle

Copic colours;

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair / flower centres: T5, T7, T10
Dress: B01, B02, B04, B05, B06
Dress frill: B000, B00, B01
Flowers: R81. R83. R85
Leaves: YG17, YG67
Drink: R0000, R000, R30
Ground: T0, T1, T2, T3

Sunday, 5 May 2019

A Bunny Thank You

Hello lovely people,

I'm pulling out all the cute for my Dies to Die For DT card today...

Ok, I admit it...I have a little bit of an obsession with polaroid frames!  I have quite a few already but MFT bring out a new one...and I just can't resist - lol!

Cute bunny thank you card, using Sweetest Somebunny by MFT


As you can see I also couldn't resist these sweet bunnies...and the ric rac...total cuteness :-)

The grass and little flower stamps I used here are also part of the stamp set, and I inked them up with Distress Oxide pads.

Cute bunny thank you card, using Sweetest Somebunny 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 lovely day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Sweetest somebunny - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Polaroid shaker frame - My Favorite Things
Stitched ric rac - My Favorite Things
BB Greetings galore - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 29 - My Favorite Things (for the fishtail banner)
Gingham pastels 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio


Other ingredients;
Distress Oxides in Mowed Lawn and Wilted violet
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft card - Crafter's Companion

Copic colours;

Bunny: E41, E42, E43, E44
Ears: R0000, R00, R01

Friday, 26 April 2019

Finally...Heartstrings!

Hello lovely people,

I have to say that I am usually fairly speedy at using my new stash but occasionally there is something that for some reason sits unused for aaaaages, and the die I have used on my Dies to Die For DT card this week is one of those things!

Heart wedding card using inlaid die cutting technique (die is Heartstrings by Concord and 9th)

I really don't know how I ignored this die for so long as it's one I had wanted for quite a while by the time I bought it, plus it's absolutely gorgeous :-)

It finally got used because I had a wedding card to make - lol!

Heart wedding card using inlaid die cutting technique (die is Heartstrings by Concord and 9th)

I've chosen to use an inlaid die cutting technique here but there are several other ways to use this die too...quicker ways as well, but I do love the inlaid look :-)

Heart wedding card using inlaid die cutting technique (die is Heartstrings by Concord and 9th)

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 beautiful day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Heartstrings - Concord and 9th
Fancy frames squares - Sunny Studio

Other ingredients;
Sentimental dies - Avery Elle (not stocked at DtDF any more)
Devoted 6x6 paper pad - Carta Bella

Friday, 19 April 2019

Little Chickie Notelets

Hello lovely people,

It's Easter weekend, the weather is set to be lovely and I persuaded Dr. Hubby that I really *needed* an Easter egg, so all is well in my world!  I hope it's all good for you too :-)

So, I have a quick little trio of notelets to share for my Dies to Die For DT project.

Cute chick noteletes using Little Chickie Agenda from Mama Elephant

I am such a sucker for the Mama Elephant little agenda stamps; I adore these cute chickies!  They are fab for quick little notelets.

The sentiment is also a new Mama Elephant set which I took about 0.2 seconds to decide I needed because...well, you always need sentiments and these are gorgeous!

The fishtail banner is also new, from MFT, and I know some people were unsure about this as it comes in 3 parts rather than a single folded banner, but I think it's more versatile in 3 parts.  Here I shortened the main banner and the ends to give me a teeny banner to match my sentiment!

Cute chick noteletes using Little Chickie Agenda from Mama Elephant

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 and a lovely Easter!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Little Chickie Agenda - Mama Elephant
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 2 - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things
Flirty flowers 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio
Fishtail flag trio - My Favorite Things
Mini everyday messages - Mama Elephant

Copic colours;
Chicks: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
Beak: YR04
Blue: B01, B02, B04
Pink: RV52, R83, RV55
Hat: E41, E42, E43
Grass: YG03, YG25