Friday, 17 November 2017

Cosy lights

Hello lovely people,

I have a day off today and soooo much I want to get done!  Getting my hair cut is already ticked off my list so now it's onto my blog post for the day, then some shopping and crafting for the rest of the day :-)

It's Friday so that means I'm sharing a Dies to Die For DT make and today I have a set of fairly quick and easy Christmas cards that would be perfect for batch making.

String of lights Christmas card

I've used digital sentiments for these but a stamped sentiment would work just as well.

How cute do those lights look in knit-effect DP?!

String of lights Christmas card

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 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,



Friday, 10 November 2017

Snowman love

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and I dived straight into my gorgeous new stash of Stamping Bellas for this one!

Winter / Christmas card using Snowman Love by Stamping Bella

These Littles look so cute and cosy as they build their snowman, and I've added Nuvo drop snow in the sky and along the snowdrifts on the ground.

Winter / Christmas card using Snowman Love by Stamping Bella

I finally got round to using the mod squares I bought and they are fab...so I can't wait for the stitched ones I ordered to arrive now!

I've just added a touch of detail with my favourite snowflakes...or at least they are my favourite for now but guess what?  I have some more arriving soon and they may soon become my favourites - lol!

Winter / Christmas card using Snowman Love 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 links 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, E00, E21, E11, E04
Girl's hair: E53, E35, E59
Boy's hair: E21, E25, E29
Snowman: C00, C0, C1, C2
Snowman hat: C7, C8, C10
Snowman nose: YR12, YR04
Snowman stick arms: E35, E59
Pink clothing: RV10, RV11, RV34
Blue clothing: B000, B01, B02
Mint green clothing: BG10, BG11, BG23
Snow: BG000, BG70, BG000

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
The Littles Winter Collection: Snowman Love - Stamping Bella
Winter Holiday Sentiment Set - Stamping Bella
Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 pad - Lawn Fawn
Mod square STAX - My Favorite Things
Stylish snowflakes - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard
pearls from stash

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Flowering bike

Hello lovely people,

I made this card back in August for my Mum's birthday and somehow it has slipped through the net for blogging so I thought I's share it today.

This card has a very Summery vibe to it; I can't believe it's now November and Autumn...and it will soon be Christmas - eek!

The stamp is quite a large one so I actually made this a 7" card, which I almost never do but it was definitely the right choice in this case.

Floral birthday card using Flowering bike image by Woodware

I really enjoyed colouring this beautiful image, partly because it's just really pretty and partly because I used my favourite colours :-)

Floral birthday card using Flowering bike image by Woodware

I added pearl details to both the image and the border.  I always forget about my border punches but I should use them more...this one is so lovely.

Floral birthday card using Flowering bike image by Woodware

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



Copic colours;
Bike frame: N0, N1, N2, N3, N4
Bike wheels: N3, N4, N5, N6, N7
Basket: E41, E42, E43, E44
Pink bits: RV52, RV63, RV55
Turquoise bits: B00, BG53, BG57
Leaves: BG72, G46, G28
Chicks: Y21, Y32, Y35
Ground: C00, N0, N1, N2, N3

Lovely things I've used;
Flowering Bike stamp - Woodware
Vintage Garden patterned cardstock - The Hobby House (not currently available)
Turtle doves papercut die - Creative Expressions (for the corner detail)
Twine, pearls, Kraft card from stash

Friday, 3 November 2017

Me love you

Hello lovely people,

I don't think I've posted on here since my last Dies to Die For DT card but it seems to be Friday again so it's time for another one, and I thought I'd do something non-Christmassy for a change!

Cute romantic card using Cave couple by Stamping Bella

Well, these guys are super adorable aren't they?!

Cute romantic card using Cave couple by Stamping Bella

I just love that cute sentiment and it fitted so beautifully onto one of the MFT speech bubbles :-)

Cute romantic card using Cave couple 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 links at the end of my post or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

I'll be back to Christmas next time I think because my Stamping Bella Christmas stamps have arrived - squeeeeeee!!!!

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Cave girl hair: E50, E53, E55
Cave boy hair: E53, E55, E57
Cave boy loincloth / Cave girl bone: W1, W3, W5
Cave girl dress / flower: R81, R83, R85
Stem / leaves: YG61, YG63, G46
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Cave couple - Stamping Bella
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Essential speech bubbles - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Devoted 6x6 paper pad - Carta Bella

Friday, 27 October 2017

Beary cosy snow globe

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today using some more of my fab new MFT goodies.

I have developed a love/hate relationship with shaker cards...I LOVE the pretty sequin mixes and I  LOVE the finished result but HATE how fiddly they are to put together!

At least the MFT shaker domes make the construction quite a bit easier :-)

Trying to get decent pictures of this card was also not a lot of fun but that's what I get for doing it late last night with no natural light - lol!

Christmas snow globe shaker card using MFT Bitty Bears and snow globe die


The Bitty Bears are the perfect size to go inside the shaker dome and I've coloured this one white to make him a polar bear.

I've added an inked background and snowy hill and of course, that all important sequin mix, which is actually a mix of 2 mixes!

Christmas snow globe shaker card using MFT Bitty Bears and snow globe die

I shook the sequins around a bit for this angled shot...aren't they pretty?

And really, how cute is that little bear?!

Christmas snow globe shaker card using MFT Bitty Bears and snow globe die

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 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,



Monday, 23 October 2017

A Very Merry Thoroughly Modern Miss

Hello lovely people,

From midday today you can get your hands on the Thoroughly Modern Misses from LOTV!!
They will be available as digi stamps and Simply Print sheets.

There are 12 modern girly images, one for each month, and today I have used the December image.

Christmas card using LOTV Thoroughly Modern Miss December

I love how stylish this little lady is and I do really enjoy colouring red so she absolutely had to have a red coat!

One tip I have for these images is to make sure you add a teeny little bit of pale blue to the eyes which helps to stop them looking flat...even white should be coloured - lol!

I've added tiny spots of Nuvo drops to the wreath.

Christmas card using LOTV Thoroughly Modern Miss December

I keep finding great ways to use my stitched rectangle dies and for this card I discovered that they look lovely with a frame layered on top!

Now, why is this is the first time I have used those tiny stitched tags when I have had them for ages?!  I guess they were waiting for just the right project - lol!

Christmas card using LOTV Thoroughly Modern Miss December

I've just been working this weekend so am enjoying a day off today and a spot of crafting!

I hope you all have a great week :-)

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Eyes: B0000, B000
Hair: E53, E35, E59
Coat: R37, R56, R39
Belt: W7, W8, W10
Leggings / hat: W0, W1, W2, W3
Boots: W7, W8, W9 (& W00, W0, W1 for fluffy bits)
Wreath / ribbons: YG93, YG95, YG97
Presents: E41, E42, E43
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3

Friday, 20 October 2017

Hugs and kisses

Hello lovely people,

I'm here this morning with my Dies to Die For DT card and you probably all know by now how much of a sucker I am for cute punny cards so there was no way I could resist the Tic Tac Toe stamps and dies from the latest MFT release.

I've used mainly the stamps for this simple design.

Tic tac toe card design using Xs and Os by MFT

I've added in a few other dies to create the design and at the last minute I thought a couple of sequins would finish it off nicely.

Tic tac toe card design using Xs and Os 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 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,



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Xs and Os - My Favorite Things
Tic tac toe dies - My Favorite Things (for the heart)
A2 stitched rectangles 1 - My Favorite Things
Hip clips - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things (for the sentiment strip)
Pink lemonade sequin mix - Neat & Tangled

Other ingredients;
Be mine 6x6 paper pad - Echo Park
Notebook edge die - from stash

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Thoroughly Modern Misses from LOTV

Hello lovely people,

I have something very exciting to share with you today...we have NEW images on the way from LOTV so myself and the rest of the Design Team will be sharing some sneak peeks with you over the next week until their launch on Mon 23rd October.

We are introducing the Thoroughly Modern Misses; there's one for each month of the year so I thought it appropriate to start with November!

WARNING!!!  They are a little bit different so I'll just show you my card and then we can talk...

Autumnal CAS card using Thoroughly Modern Miss November by LOTV

Now, I know some of you will be a bit taken aback by the lack of facial features other than eyes but I have totally been won over by the gorgeous modern style of the images and the fabulous clothing and am loving them.

I've given this little lady a long coat but it could just as easily be a jacket over a skirt/dress, and you could give her tights instead of bare legs...so many choices!

Autumnal CAS card using Thoroughly Modern Miss November by LOTV

Oh my goodness...I nearly forgot to mention that there are some beautiful new sentiments coming out too, and you can see one of them on my card here.

Autumnal CAS card using Thoroughly Modern Miss November by LOTV

Watch this space for more sneak peeks and do check out the samples from the rest of the DT too.

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Eyes: B0000, B000
Hair: E50, E53, E55
Coat: E41, E42, E43
Scarf: YR21, YR23, YR24, & R05/E07 for stripes
Pumpkin: E97, YR24, E99
Jumper: B91, B93, B95
Hat: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Shoes: E42, E43, E44
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3


Lovely things I've used;
Thoroughly Modern Miss November and sentiment - LOTV (coming soon!)
Autumn Spice 6x6 paper pad - Lilybee Design
Stitched jumbo fishtail banner STAX - My Favorite Things
Ivory hemp twine - The Ribbon Girl

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Acorn angel

Hello lovely people,

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.
I hope you will come and join us as there are three fab prizes on offer this time :-)

It's well and truly Autumn here in the UK so I was inspired to dig out my cute MFT hedgehogs from last year to make this card.

Autumnal hedgehog in acorn pile card using Happy Hedgehog stamps by MFT

I started by stamping a few acorns on white card and coloured those in.  Then I stamped, coloured and die cut a whole load more acorns to add with foam pads. Finally, I stamped, coloured and die cut the hedgehog to go on top...he is making an acorn angel!

I ended up shading the background too because it looked too bright white against the ivory and brown of the papers.

Autumnal hedgehog in acorn pile card using Happy Hedgehog stamps by MFT

I really liked the simplicity of using all white cherry blossoms and blossom flowers to embellish...oh, and that uber cute little acorn charm...sooooo sweet!

Autumnal hedgehog in acorn pile card using Happy Hedgehog stamps by MFT

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 links 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,



Copic colours;
Green acorns: YG93, YG95, YG97
Brown acorns: E33, E23, E25
Acorn cups: E43, E44, E47
Hedgehog spikes: E33, E25, E59
Hedgehog tummy: E40, E41, E42, E43
Background: E40, E41

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;
Denim & friends 6x6 paper pad - Maja Design
White cherry blossom
White small blossom flowers
Miniature white blossom flowers
Ivory hemp twine
Small silver acorn charm

Other card ingredients;
Happy hedgehogs stamps and co-ordinating dies - My Favorite Things
Spring foliage die - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions

Friday, 13 October 2017

Oh deer!

Hello lovely people,

Friday is here again so I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you and I have been playing with my new MFT stash :-)

I *almost* couldn't decide what to play with first...ok, who am I kidding?  It was always going to be those darling deer!

CAS Christmas card using Dashing Deer by MFT

I had my first play with my new Distress Oxides, which I totally did NOT need until I saw them being demoed at a craft show...and 12 of them came home with me - lol!

I've used just one colour to lightly ink around the background panel and added a few very light water splashes.

The gorgeous deer is joined by his little birdie friend for my scene and they were so fun to colour...I just had to add pink hats and scarf, and a tiny sprinkling of sparkle!

It may be stating the obvious but just in case anyone is wondering, I made the spots on the deer using the blender pen after I had coloured the image, and I did this a few times over to get a slightly clearer spot.

CAS Christmas card using Dashing Deer by MFT

I had a lightbulb moment where I realised that I might be able to stamp sentiments nicely with the DOs because the colour is so much creamier than the normal DIs...and yes, you can!
It does take a little longer to dry though...I found that out the hard way - lol!

I was really unsure if I *needed* to buy the stitched rectangle dies but am delighted that I did as they are going to be so useful for creating mats and layers on cards.  I do already have the inside & out stitched rectangles but these new ones are bigger and there are more of them so I needed them too!

CAS Christmas card using Dashing Deer 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 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;
Deer body: E30, E31, E34, E35
Deer chest / face: YR30, E50, E30
Deer spots: blender pen
Bird: E31, E34, E35, E37
Hats / scarf: R81, R83, R85

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Dashing deer stamps - My Favorite Things
Dashing deer dies - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 2 - My Favorite Things
Stitched hillside borders - Lawn Fawn
Blueprints 31 - My Favorite Things (for the sentiment strip)
Stylish snowflakes dies - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Distress Oxide pad in Faded Jeans

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

LOTV Celebration Bear

Hello lovely people,

I'm just popping in with a reminder of our LOTV October Facebook challenge as you have just a few more days to come and join in as it ends on 15th October.  We are going all retro, so would like you to share a project using your first ever LOTV stamp...or one of the first if you can't remember exactly!

Celebration card using retired bear stamp from LOTV

I am about 99% sure this was my first LOTV stamp, and it is certainly one of my most used, although sadly it's now retired so I'm glad I hung onto it!

Celebration card using retired bear stamp from LOTV

I've used some beautiful papers, ribbons and sparkly things from The Ribbon Girl to give this a gorgeously girly feel.

Celebration card using retired bear stamp from LOTV

I hope all is well in your worlds and if not, sending hugs.

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



Copic colours;
Bear fur: E40, E41, E42, E43
Dark pink daisies: RV19, RV09, RV55
Mid pink tulips: RV09, RV55
Light pink tulips / daisies: RV52, RV55
Aqua flowers: BG10, BG11, BG13
Foliage: G40, G12
Envelope / plastic wrap / tag: RV0000, RV000
Ribbon: RV09, RV55, RV52
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;
Daydream 6x6 paper pad - Lemoncraft
38mm Pale pink sugar sprinkles sheer ribbon
15mm Pale turquoise No.48 Berisford satin ribbon
7mm Pale turquoise No.48 Berisford satin ribbon
Round 14mm diamante buckle slide
Lucy's Princess Sparkly Shaker Selection
Lucy's Aquamarine Sparkly Shaker Selection

Other card ingredients;
Celebrate and enjoy dies - The Greeting Farm
Stitched mini scallop square STAX - My Favorite Things

Friday, 6 October 2017

It's pasture birthday!

Hello lovely people,

I just couldn't resist all the MFT gorgeousness released this week and just *had* to have a 'few' things - lol!

So, while those are on their way to me I thought I'd best use some bits out of my fairly large pile of unused MFT goodies on this week's Dies to Die For DT card.

I wanted a design where I could use several of the cute critters from the Farmyard Animals set and I haven't made a box card for ages so it seemed like a good opportunity.

Pop up box card using Animal Farm by My Favorite Things

This also happens to be a birthday card for my brother who thought this sentiment from the set was pretty funny...so he will be getting this card deliberately late just so I could use it - lol!

Pop up box card using Animal Farm by My Favorite Things

I've kept the design pretty simple with just a couple of hills on the tabs inside, a small fence and those gorgeously cute animals.  I couldn't quite squeeze in the horse though!

Pop up box card using Animal Farm by My Favorite Things

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 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;
Pig: R00, R01, YR61, R02
Sheep / cow bodies: W00, W0, W2
Sheep legs: W5, W7 (&W8 for hooves)
Cow spots / nose: W5, W6, W7, W8
Chick: Y21, Y15, Y19, YR23
Chick beak / feet / carrot: YR15, YR68 (& YG17 for carrot top)
Signpost: E33, E35, E37 

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Animal Farm stamp set - My Favorite Things
Animal Farm die set - My Favorite Things
Animal Farm fence - My Favorite Things
Stitched speech bubble edges - My Favorite Things
Stitched hillside borders - Lawn Fawn

Other ingredients;
Fine and dandy boy 6x6 paper pad - My Minds Eye

Monday, 2 October 2017

Time to sparkle

Hello lovely people,

Today I have a DT card for The Ribbon Girl and I wanted to use some of the gorgeous sparkly things to make a Christmas card.

I don't use gold a lot in my crafting but these papers are absolutely gorgeous and I have heat embossed the sentiment in gold to match.


I don't think the photos do the ribbon justice either!  It is simply stunning; the shade of gold and the subtle shimmer is so elegant.

I'm rather taken with the hemp twine as an alternative to the button twine I often use too.  I was going to tie a small bow with it but the long ends fell onto the card like this and I thought it looked pretty so I left them long!


Don't forget we also have our October Card challenge running over on The Ribbon Girl blog at the moment and we'd love to see you enter...all you have to do is make a card - easy!

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 links 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,



Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;
Time to sparkle 6x6 mini paper pack by Dovecraft Premium
25mm gold pearl sparkle ribbon
Ivory hemp twine
10mm silver jingle bells


Other card ingredients;
Traditional Christmas Greeting - Lili of the Valley
Stitched rectangle scallop frame - My Favorite Things

Friday, 29 September 2017

Santa overload!

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday (woohoo!) so it's time for me to show off some gorgeous goodies from Dies to Die For.

I was so excited to play with my new Tiny Santa Agenda from Mama Elephant that I couldn't stop making cards with them so I have 3 cards to share!

For my first card I have Santa standing on a triple stacked die cut word.


I used the same Authentique paper pad for my second card and this sentiment is included with the Santas.

I added some sparkle to the images because Santa loves a bit of bling!


Finally, I used a Blueprints set from MFT to create this layered design, and this is a different paper pad from Carta 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 links 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, E00, E21, E11
Clothing: R24, R46, R39
Beard: W00, N0, N1, N2
White trim on clothes: N0, N2
Boots: N5, N7
Sack: E33, E35, E37
Presents: B14, YG17, R46

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Little Santa agenda stanps - Mama Elephant
Little Santa agenda dies - Mama Elephant
Inside and out stitched rounded square STAX - My Favorite Things
Stitched mini scallop circle STAX - My Favorite Things 
Blueprints 13 by My Favorite Things 
Scripty Merry - Lawn Fawn

Other ingredients;
Bundle 6x6 paper pad - Authentique
So this is Christmas 6x6 paper pad - Carta Bella
Crustal Glamour Dust
Twine, Kraft card - from stash