Friday, 21 April 2017

Garden Girl Carnation

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday so it must be time for me to share my latest Dies to Die For DT card!

Today's temptation comes in the shape of one of the new Stamping Bella images.  I treated myself to a few, having spent ages whittling down my wish list to a size that my credit card could handle!

Bold red and black layered card with Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation by Stamping Bella

This is my first purchase of one of the gorgeous little garden girls and although I was tempted to use pink, I decided to go with red.

I know red markers can be a bit 'bleedy' but I love colouring in red, although I had to do this image in several sittings to stop me going cross eyed concentrating on all the teeny petal details!


I also coloured this before picking papers which is not like me at all, but I found some lovely bold papers to match and decided on a clean layered design...but with LOTS of stitching!

Bold red and black layered card with Tiny Townie Garden Girl Carnation by Stamping Bella

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 thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04
Hair / sash / shoes: T5/7/100
Flowers / dress: R35/37/39
Stem / leaves: YG61/63/67
Ground: W00/W0/T1/T2

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Card-io silhouette blooms

Hello lovely people,

I am swinging by with a really quick post today to share a card I made using Card-io stamps.

It's a bit different for me, yes?!

Floral silhouette stamped card using Dragonfly dreams by Card-io


I played around for absolutely ages and this one card is all I came up with, but hey, I had fun!

It's hard to see in the photo but I have smudged a little lilac ink upwards from the bottom of the stamped panel and added tiny dots of Crystal Nuvo drops randomly all over the image.

Floral silhouette stamped card using Dragonfly dreams by Card-io

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



Lovely things I've used;


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Lots of roses

Hello lovely people,

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Easter weekend, maybe with a little chocolate treat from the Easter bunny?!

We have a new 'Use any image' challenge starting over on The Ribbon Girl blog, so you can enter with any type of project as long as you include an image.
There are loads of fab prizes up for grabs too :-)

I've used the recently re-launched House of Roses paper pad from Lemoncraft and it is even better this time round as you get more different designs and the tone is much pinker, which of course I love!

Shabby chic card using Tilda with big big rose and papers/embellishments from The Ribbon Girl


It seems like ages since I used a Magnolia image and it seemed appropriate given that the papers are House of Roses to use a Tilda with a big rose!

I have coloured her with Inktense watercolour pencils.

Shabby chic card using Tilda with big big rose and papers/embellishments from The Ribbon Girl

Just in case the papers and image weren't quite enough, I added paper roses too!

I was going to add some little fishtails in the top left corner but decided to leave it plain for now so I could add a name instead if I wish.

Shabby chic card using Tilda with big big rose and papers/embellishments from The Ribbon Girl

If you find yourself tempted by any of the pretty supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to The Ribbon Girl and have a little browse around!

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




Inktense colours;
Skin: Baked earth, Madder brown
Hair: Tan, Willow, Oak
Dress / ground: Indian ink
Pink bits: Crimson
Leaf / stem: Light olive

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;

Other card ingredients;
Tilda with a big big rose - Magnolia Rubberstamps
Scallop bracket die - La La Land crafts
Fancy flourish die - My Favorite Things
Other flowers - from stash

Friday, 7 April 2017

Jump!

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and after watching my lovely teamie Sue making a cute slider card I just had to give it a go, so here is my very first slider card!



I used a specific circle slider die to cut the channel, but only die cut the top part of it so that the little sheep can jump over the fence...I'm so delighted with how well this idea turned out!


I glued the sheep directly onto a little plastic Spin & Slide disc from MFT and I attached a penny on the other side because the weight of it makes him slide easily.

I can't find a link to the Spin & Slide discs at the moment so I'll add that later if I find it, but they are definitely worth getting hold of because they do make sure the sheep (or whatever you are using) actually slides smoothly and doesn't catch on the edges of the channel.

If you would like to see the sheep in action then check out the video I put up on my Instagram here...I could have made him slide around all day because it's so much fun!

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 thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

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



Copic colours;
Sheep: W00/0/1/2
Sheep heads / legs / ears: W3/4/5
Sheep hooves: W6/7
Fence: E53/55/57
Flowers: Y35/38 & R81/83 & YR31 for centres
Leaves: YG23/25

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Box of dreams

Hello lovely people,

I have a little non-card project to share today using some gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl.

As you can see, this box originally had some extremely scrummy gin truffles in it and since they are sadly now all gone, I thought I'd pretty up the box!


I painted the outside with white acrylic paint then covered the sides and top of the lid with pretty papers, sanding and inking the edges to give a nice vintage feel.

Pretty pink altered circular box


I don't often use pearl string but it was absolutely perfect to put around the edge of the lid :-)

I've finished the top with an inspirational quote and lots of lovely flowers.

Pretty pink altered circular box

If you find yourself tempted by any of the pretty supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to The Ribbon Girl and have a little browse around!

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