Friday, 14 December 2018

Festive flamingo

Hello lovely people,

It's a Fabulously Festive Flamingo Friday!!

I've been enjoying a day off today and made a few more Christmas cards as I just can't seem to stop so am sharing one as my Dies to Die For DT inspiration today.

I tried hard to resist jumping on the flamingo bandwagon...but you can see how much willpower I have - lol!

Festive flamingo Christmas card (using MFT Festive Flamingos stamps)

I initially planned to add the 'Fla la la la la la la mingo' sentiment to this cute CAS design, but wasn't sure it worked so well once I'd used the text paper, so I left it off.

I might just stamp it inside because it's too good not to use!

Festive flamingo Christmas card (using MFT Festive Flamingos stamps)

Oh, and did I mention that you can get this stamp and matching die set with 35% off right now?  Well now I have, so even if you're done with Christmas cards this year I'd grab one and save it for next year!

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;
Festive flamingos - My Favorite Things
Candy land 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Stitched rectangle scallop edge frames - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
silver glitter card - from stash

Copic colours;

Flamingo body: R81, R83, RV55
Flamingo beak: T1, T6
Lights: YG23, BG45
Ground: T0, T1, T2

Friday, 30 November 2018

Elf bonanza!

Hello lovely people,

I have not one, not even two, but THREE projects to share for my Dies to Die For DT post this week!

I wanted to share a variety of ideas for using the Mama Elephant Little Agenda stamps because yes, they are utterly adorable but isn't it hard sometimes to create designs with such teeny images?!

There are lots of different Little Agenda sets but I've chosen to use the gorgeous cheeky elves, so it's an elf bonanza!

For my first project I've used polaroid frames as I think this is just perfect to add a selection of images.

If you didn't have polaroid dies this would work really well with the images matted onto squares or circles of coloured card.


I've kept to traditional colours for this card and added a little sparkle to the hats...that was a challenge as the area I wanted to sparkle was sooooo tiny - lol!


The small size of the images makes them perfect for tags and these mini scalloped tags are so pretty they don't need any extra detail; I just stamped straight onto the tags.


I've coloured on Kraft just for a change, and gone with a less traditional colour scheme.


Finally I wanted to show that you can still make a decent size card using just one tiny image; this card is slightly smaller than A6.


Layering up some frames adds interest around the image and don't be afraid to leave a big area of white space around your image as it will just make it pop!


Are you fed up of elves after all that?!

Nope, me neither...I could play with these cuties all day long - lol!

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;
Little elf agenda - Mama Elephant
Scallop tags trio - Mama Elephant
Polaroid fun - Mama Elephant
Polar pals - Mama Elephant (for the sentiment on the polaroid card)
Large dotted square stackables - Lawn Fawn
Blueprints 31 - My Favorite Things
Slim tags trio - Mama Elephant (2 spliced together for the tag on the elf with star card)
Stitched circle scallop frames - My Favorite Things
Reveal wheel holiday sentiments - Lawn Fawn

Other ingredients;
papers and twine - from stash

Copic colours;

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E23
Red: R35, R37
Green: YG03, YG25
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Aqua: BG10, BG11, BG34
Bells: Y35, Y17
Paper: E40
Ground: T1, T2, T3

Copic colours on Kraft;
Skin: E000, E30, E11
Hair: E25
Blue: BG01, BG02
Purple: V15, V17
Green / red / bells / ground: as above

Friday, 23 November 2018

More penguins please!

Hello lovely people,

Isn't it just the best thing when new crafty stash drops through the letter box?!

I am quite sure I have enough Christmas stamps, and MORE than enough penguins...buuuut there's always room for one more, right?!

So, my Dies to Die For DT card today features one of the adorable penguins from the new Pretty Pink Posh release.
Handcrafted Christmas card with cute snow angel penguin (stamp from Pretty Pink Posh)

Awwww, he's making a snow penguin angel!

I've even used some older stash on here too with the paper strip and sentiment die, which I confess to never having used since I bought it last year...shhhh, it's our secret!

Handcrafted Christmas card with cute snow angel penguin (stamp from Pretty Pink Posh)

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;
Penguin pals - Pretty Pink Posh
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 pad - Lawn Fawn

Copic colours;

Penguin: N1, N6, N8
Scarf: R81, R83, R85 and BG10, BG11, BG13
Feet / beak: YR14, YR16
Snow: B000

Friday, 9 November 2018

Foxy Christmas

Hello lovely people,

Yep, I'm still Christmas crafting...well, I have so many new things I just *had* to have that need using!

So here's my Dies to Die For DT card using one of my new stamp sets...

Cute Romantic Foxes Christmas Card using Sunny Studios Foxy Friends

As usual, the design is super simple but I love the detail that stitched dies add; they really lift a design I think.

I wanted it to look like the foxes are sitting on the sentiment strip, which is raised up just a tiny bit with foam pads.

Cute Romantic Foxes Christmas Card using Sunny Studios Foxy Friends

These foxes are from the latest Sunny Studio release and one of the reasons I loved this set is that several of the images could definitely be used all year round, like this one.

Oh, and they are just the cutest too!

Cute Romantic Foxes Christmas Card using Sunny Studios Foxy Friends

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;
Foxy Christmas stamps - Sunny Studios
Classic Gingham 6x6 pad - Sunny Studio
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 27 - My Favorite Things (I used the flag die and cut it down for the sentiment strip)

Other ingredients;
Twig die - Joy! Crafts (AKA mistletoe!)

Copic colours;

Fox body: E97, E99, E57 (not the easiest blend but it's a great fox colour!)
White bits: C1
Nose: C7

Friday, 2 November 2018

Tweet holiday greetings

Hello lovely people,

Ahem, it's been a while hasn't it?!

Nothing terrible to report...other than my utter pants-ness at getting any blog posts done recently.

But I am back now with a Dies to Die For DT card :-)

Christmas card for the one I love with cute robin pair (image from MFT)

I'll admit that I was quite restrained with the latest MFT release but there was no way I could resist the sweet robin stamps, especially this pair all snuggled up sharing a scarf...just tooooooo cute!

I also used the new holiday sentiment background and stamped it with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.

Christmas card for the one I love with cute robin pair (image from 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 cosy day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Tweet holidays - My Favorite Things
Tweet holidays die-namics - My Favorite Things
Stitched arch STAX - My Favorite Things
Christmas background - My Favorite Things
Stylish snowflakes - My Favorite Things (for the tiny snowflakes)

Other ingredients;
Crystal Glamour Dust
Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass

Copic colours;

Robin bodies: E23, E25, E27
Robin tummies: R24, R27, R46, R59
Robin beaks: YR14, YR16
Scarves / hats: BG01, BG02, BG07

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