Monday, 22 May 2017

More new LOTV: Two's company

Hello lovely people,

Ok, I promised you all I would have another LOTV Design Team project for you on Sunday, but realised I had another blog post scheduled for then, so I delayed it until today.

This one uses many of the same elements as my card from Saturday, but a slightly simpler design with no stitching.

Birthday card using Two's Company by LOTV

I think you'll agree that the image is just as super cute though!

Birthday card using Two's Company by LOTV

I added a fab set of stitched basic and scalloped edges by MFT (of course!) to my collection a few weeks ago so thought I'd take the opportunity to use them on this design :-)

Birthday card using Two's Company by LOTV

I wish you all a great week ahead even if you have to work...I know I do!

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: Y21/YR23/E15/E18
Dress: R81/83/85 & BG 11/53/57
Jumper: BG0000/000/10
Balloon: BG11/53/57/49 & R81/83/85
Bear: E40/41/42/43 (&R000/00/01 for ears)
Present: R81/83/85 & BG10/11/53
Bench: E55/57/59
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sweet pea slumber

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.
There are loads of fab prizes up for grabs too :-)

Girly pink card using Sweet peas image from LOTV


I am still working my way through using all the amazing recent-ish images from LOTV and isn't this wee mouse just adorable?

Girly pink card using Sweet peas image from LOTV


The edge die was one of a few Crafter's Companion edges I bought recently, and this one is definitely my favourite.  The 'waste' pieces included a couple of cute swirls that were perfect to tuck in around the flowers...not that you can see where they came from because it's quite a deep edge and I only left a little bit peeking out!

Girly pink card using Sweet peas image from LOTV


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,



Copic colours;
Mice: E40/41/42/43/44
Flowers: R81/83/85
Leaves / peapod / peas: YG61/63/G94 
Grass: YG61/63/G94/YG67
Bamboo: E51/53/55
Ladybird: R24/29/59

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;


Other card ingredients;
Sweet peas digital stamp - LOTV
Handwritten phrases digital stamp set - LOTV
Renaissance Edge'ables die - Crafter's Companion
Other flowers - from stash

Saturday, 20 May 2017

LOTV launch; birthday treats!

Hello lovely people,

I am off to the in-laws for the weekend and am taking my Copics with me - lol!

Today is a very exciting day as it is release day for a whole heap of gorgeous new images from LOTV :-)

So of course, I have a DT card to showcase one of the new images...

Birthday card using Milkshake image by LOTV

This is a new character and she has the cutest little bear friend!

Birthday card using Milkshake image by LOTV

I've added my usual layers and stitching but kept the embellishments sweet and simple.

I used the balloon dies from the Adorable Elephants set but cut off the strings and added the longer thinner strings from the Blueprints set; there's nothing like making life complicated is there?!

Birthday card using Milkshake image by LOTV

Tune back in tomorrow for another card featuring a different image with this little pair of sweeties!

I hope you all have a fab weekend whatever you are up to :-)

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




Papers are discontinued ones by Nitwit Collections

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: Y21/YR23/E15/E18
Dress: R81/83/85 & BG 11/53/57
Backpack: BG11/53/57/49
Bear: E40/41/42/43 (&R000/00/01 for ears)
Present: R81/83/85 & BG10/11/53
Milkshake: B0000/000 & RV000/10
Straws: BG0000/000/10
Table / stools: N0/1/2/3/4
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3

Friday, 19 May 2017

Stitched floral tags

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT project for you today and I thought I'd do something other than a card so I made a set of cute floral tags.

Floral tags using MFT Blueprints and stitched flowers

"Is that yet more new MFT stuff I see there?" I hear you ask...

...well, yes it is because I couldn't resist the fab Blueprints tag sets!


Floral tags using MFT Blueprints and stitched flowers

...and these stitched flowers are pretty awesome too don't you think?!

It was a very grey day when I made these so I reached for the most colourful papers I could find!


Floral tags using MFT Blueprints and stitched flowers

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,



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

Friday, 12 May 2017

Up in the air

Hello lovely people,

Gosh, Friday has rolled around again and so I am here as usual with a Dies to Die For DT card using one of my newest MFT acquisitions, from the April release.

Yep, I couldn't resist another stamp set featuring cute animals, this time combined with hot air balloons!

My little framed scene was coming along nicely until I realised I needed something as a sky background, which was a problem because I am not very confident at creating sky/clouds as a background.

After faffing around with some DP which didn't feel quite right, I finally conceded that I was just going to have to put on my big girl pants and colour a cloudy backdrop with my Copics - eeeeeek!!

I used some cloud dies as a template and after all that worry, I am actually pretty pleased with how it turned out :-)

Hot air balloon card using MFT Up in the Air stamp and die sets

As you can see, I added the foreground balloon with foam pads and I also stacked up the letters apart from the very bottom section which rests on the frame...yep, that was quite fiddly to do!

Hot air balloon card using MFT Up in the Air stamp and die sets


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;
Pink: RV83/85/19
Purple: BV01/04/08
Turquoise: BG53/57/49
Cat: W0/1/2/3/4

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

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Sweet little bridesmaids

Hello lovely people,

My blog posts seem to have been very few and far between in the last month but on the more positive side I have found a wee bit of time here and there to pop in and see some of the creations on your blogs, which has been lovely :-)

I also haven't been colouring as much as I would like but I got some time at the weekend, so decided to colour up one of the new LOTV images being released on 20th May.

Wedding card using Bridesmaids by LOTV


I've used the digi image for my card but printed it exactly the same size as the rubber stamp will be, so you can see how it fits on a 6" square card.

I have left quite a lot of white space around my image because I wanted to use the stitched panel out of one of my new MFT Blueprints die sets!

Wedding card using Bridesmaids by LOTV


I didn't feel it needed a lot of embellishments so kept it to 2 small clusters and a sentiment tag.  Once it was all finished I did go back and add some sparkle to the bows though with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen, which is a 'use your imagination' job as usual!

Wedding card using Bridesmaids by LOTV


I am planning some more colouring today because there is a HUGE release coming up from LOTV and there are so many images I want to use!

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair (littlest bridesmaid): Y21/YR23/E35
Hair (middle bridesmaid): E53/57/59
Hair (tallest bridesmaid): E53/35/37
Dresses: E40/YR30/blender
Pink bits: RV000/10/11
Leaves: YG93/G99
Bear: E41/42/43
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;


Other card ingredients;
Sentiment tags - LOTV
Blueprints 29 - My Favorite Things