Saturday, 10 December 2016

LOTV new release: 3 kind mice

Hello lovely people,

I said I wouldn't keep you waiting long so here is the first of my DT cards showcasing one of the new releases (available from 16th Dec) from LOTV.

You get all 3 mice in this set and I think using just one of these images would make a fab card but I thought the 3 in combination might be nice to celebrate moving into a new home.

I've re-sized the digi stamps to fit inside the polaroid frames, which just happened to fall in my basket recently ;-)  I think they will see lots of use; aren't they just awesome?!

The 2 smaller framed images are layered on foam pads to add dimension to my very CAS design.

CAS new home card featuring 3 cute mice (images from LOTV)




Mouse #1 would also be great for romantic occasions especially if you teamed it with one of the sentiments designed to match the images which reads 'you hold the key to my heart.'


Mouse #2 is lovely for thank you cards, birthdays...anything really!


Finally, mouse #3 is my favourite because she clearly knows how to have a good time; just look at the size of that bottle!


I can't wait to show you even more of the cute images and you only have 6 sleeps to go until you can get your hands on them!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekends :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Card recipe;
Image: 3 kind mice - LOTV (coming soon!)

Copic colours;
Mice bodies: E30/31/55
Mice tummies: YR30/E30/31
Mice ears / feet / tails: R000/01
Bottle: YG93/95/97 & B0000/00
Flowers: R81/83/85
Leaves: G40/82
Key: W1/3/5
Label: W00/0/1
Ground: W00/0/1/2

Friday, 9 December 2016

LOTV teaser

Hello lovely people,

Ooooh, what do we have here then?!


It's a sneek peek of one of the new LOTV images being released on Friday 16th December!

Shall I tease you just a little more?  Oh, go on then...


Well, all I can say is that I think you will adore the new images because they are cute, cute and more CUTE!  Plus there are LOADS of them too so you will be utterly spoilt for choice :-)

You won't have to wait long to see all the full images as the Design Team and Design Collective will be showcasing them over the next week.
I've got several cards to show you so do pop back in and allow me to tempt you some more!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Thursday, 8 December 2016

Winter fairy

Hello lovely people,

I'm going to get straight down to business today...


We have a new challenge starting at In The Pink and our theme this time is...

CHRISTMAS
Don't forget we want to see more pink than any other colour!

Our fabulous sponsor this time is Polkadoodles with a £6.75 voucher

I kept this pretty simple because it's nice to give the image 'room to breathe' and I think you'll agree that this lovely new die really makes a statement too!
The double stitched circle die is also new ;-)

Fairy Christmas card (image from Polkadoodles)

This gorgeous image is from the Polkadoodles Winnie Winterland collection and I reckon she looks so pretty in pink.

I've added a subtle sparkle to the stars, headband and present ribbon with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen...use your imagination - lol!

Fairy Christmas card (image from Polkadoodles)

I've used one of my new favourite products which is the sparkly twine from The Ribbon Girl...this is soooo gorgeous!  The snowflakes are new in stock at The Ribbon Girl and are the nicest design I have ever seen...and I've purchased quite a few snowflake charms over the years!


Fairy Christmas card (image from Polkadoodles)


If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,




Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E51/55/57
Dress: Rv32/34/R56
Present ribbon / Baubles / Wings: RV000/10/32
Dress ribbon / baubles: W00/0/2
Holly: YG61/63
Box: E41/42/43
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Be merry embroidery hoop

Hello lovely people,

I love a good craft room day...and today has definitely been one of those!  There's still plenty more time to keep on crafting as Dr. Hubby is away so I can craft as long as I like ;-)

I thought I'd take a little break from colouring to show you something a bit different; it's a 3" embroidery hoop that I have made into a Christmas decoration.

I glued DP to card so it was nice and sturdy then covered the front and the back of the hoop.

Embroidery hoop Christmas decoration with poinsettia in traditional colours

I used my beautiful poinsettia die and various snipped up die cuts to add decoration and finished it with a computer-generated sentiment and pearls.

The back is covered with DP but otherwise left plain.

Embroidery hoop Christmas decoration with poinsettia in traditional colours




I really loved making this and was delighted with how it turned out so do let me know what you think of it :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Card recipe;
DP: A gift for you - Maja Design
Dies: Circle STAX - MFT Die-namics, Stitched poinsettia trio - Poppystamps, Tall Chloe stem - Memory Box, Fancy flourish - MFT Die-namics


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Special delivery

Hello lovely people,

Wow, it got cold!  Really really cold!  That's not a complaint though, and the thick frost was soooo beautiful when I went out for a little walk yesterday.  I think my heating stayed on all day though - lol!

And I stayed tucked up in my craft room :-)

It seems like I haven't done that much colouring lately, maybe because I am focusing on quicker makes for Christmas and maybe because I've had some new stash that has pushed me towards other techniques/styles such as die cutting and chipboard shapes.

Whatever the reason, I think I need to get back to more colouring so on that note I have a card with colouring to share today!

I made this a few weeks ago for a commission and I think baby girl cards might just be my fave type of cards to make...well, there's so much cuteness and pink you can add!

Shabby chic baby girl card (image from LOTV)

I just realised that this image is no longer available from LOTV (not even in digi format), which is very sad because it's such a gorgeous one.

Since I have this as a rubber stamp and was using such pale papers, I opted to colour it with Inktense pencils and was especially please with my first attempt to colour a cardboard box with them!

Shabby chic baby girl card (image from LOTV)

Once the colouring and basic layout was done it was on to my favourite bit of the creative process...flower arranging!  It's also probably one of the bits that takes me the longest because the flowers all have to be just right and I'm such a stickler for co-ordination!

Shabby chic baby girl card (image from LOTV)

I hope everyone's week is going well and if not, sending hugs your way.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Card recipe;
Image: discontinued (by LOTV)
DP: Vintage baby - Maja Design
Dies: Precious stars - Memory Box
Silver baby feet charm - The Ribbon Girl

Inktense colours;
Skin: Baked Earth, Carmine Pink, Madder Brown, Saddle Brown
Jumper / bear: Carmine Pink
Box: Tan, Saddle Brown, Oak
Label / ground: Indian Ink

Monday, 28 November 2016

Frosty and sparkly(ish)

Hello lovely people,

Whooosh!  That's the weekend flying by again!  We spent a lovely Saturday with my 2 sister-in-laws, 3 nephews and 1 niece, and then on Sunday I was busy crafting items for my very first Craft Fayre in just 5 days time!  It's been fun creating some non-card projects and of course I will share all of them with you in due course!

In the meantime, I have a card to share with you using some gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl (see list at the end of my post for all the details). 

Despite all the pretty flowers and beaded bits, this somehow still ended up more CAS than I had envisaged, but I tried adding more and it didn't work for me so it is what it is!

These papers are such gorgeous frosty colours and I just knew they would work well with the chipboard tree...although I did have to hunt high and low for where I had 'safely' stashed the tree after I bought it - lol!

Frosty Christmas / Winter card with chipboard tree and flowers

I've stacked up a few circular die cut frames to give a little height and layered a stitched die cut circle inside.

I dabbed white acrylic paint onto the tree and star, and then added sparkle to the stars on the tree and over the flowers using a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.  I've got a clear Wink of Stella pen but I think the SN pen seems a bit more sparkly...although both are very camera shy - lol!

Frosty Christmas / Winter card with chipboard tree and flowers

I hope you all have good weeks, whether you are working or otherwise occupied or just doing nothing!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



The Ribbon Girl products;
Craft and You 'Frozen' 6x6 paper pad
Scrapiniec chipboard Christmas trees
White cherry blossom
White sweetheart blossoms
Miniature white blossoms
White beaded cherry
White seam binding
Ivory button twine
Wooden star buttons

Other products;
Other flowers: from stash
Dies: Circle STAX, Inside/outside stitched circle STAX - MFT Die-namics
Sentiment tag: Christmas sentiments tags - LOTV

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Odd Dog with flowers

Hello lovely people,

I am hoping to have a productive crafting day today but first I have a little DT project to share with you.


It's time for a new challenge at In The Pink and our theme is...

CUTE AND CUDDLY
Don't forget we want to see more pink than any other colour!

Our fabulous sponsor this time is the fabulous Dies to Die For with a £10 voucher

I used a fair few new bits of stash on this card, which I always love to do.  The papers are old but new to me, and the frame and flower dies are new too :-)

Pink card with die cut details and LOTV image 'Odd Dog - bunches of love'

Odd dog is most definitely cute and cuddly and you can find this image plus loads more gorgeous new Odd Dog digis over at LOTV :-)

For this card I printed the digi image quite small but you can see that it still looks great on a standard 14.5cm square card.

Pink card with die cut details and LOTV image 'Odd Dog - bunches of love'


If you haven't already done so then do pop over to In The Pink and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Pink Ladies.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,



Card recipe;
DP: Paris flea market - Pion Design
Dies: Greek Island collection (Rhodes) - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions, Flower mix - Craft Emotions

Copic colours;
Odd dog: W00/0/1 & E31/35
Flowers / bow: R20/21/32
Flower centres: Y32/35
Stems: YG95/97
Ground: YG93/95/97