Friday, 28 July 2017

Just floating along

Hello lovely people,

Hurrah, it's Friday!!

I have a Dies to Die For DT card to share with you today and I made a start on using my rather large pile of new Stamping Bellas!

I know the weather isn't too sure, but it IS Summer so I've gone all Summery with this one...

Colourful Summer card featuring Frances loves to float rubber stamp by Stamping Bella

I've created a little scene in the aperture and since I don't have any wave border dies (yet!) I decided that hillside borders would do the job instead!

I die cut the clouds from plain white card and added a touch of colour with Copics.

Oooooh, wouldn't you just love to be chilling out like this right now?!

Colourful Summer card featuring Frances loves to float rubber stamp by Stamping Bella

The sentiment is cut out with another of those super useful little MFT Blueprints elements, and I reckon it's one we can all agree with, right?!

Colourful Summer card featuring Frances loves to float rubber stamp 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, E00, E21, E11, E04 & R20
Hair: E53, E35, E59
Swimming costume: R81, R83, R85
Ring: Y15, Y19, YR23 & B00, BG53, BG57
Watermelon: R14, R17 & G19, G28
Clouds: C00, C1

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Tiny Townie Frances loves to float - Stamping Bella
Tiny Townie Frances loves to float 'cut it out' dies - Stamping Bella
Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things
Stitched hillside borders - Lawn Fawn
Blueprints 13 - My Favorite Things
Puffy clouds - Memory Box

Other ingredients;
Cool Summer 6x6 paper pad - Carta Bella
Pink Baker's twine - from stash

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Coffee for Dad

Hello lovely people,

I seem to have been very busy crafting lately as I have a few projects lined up to show you, and today's card is the one I made for my Dad's birthday.

Coffee cup birthday card using MFT coffee cup die

He and I share a love of coffee and since I had just 'acquired' this fab MFT coffee cup die, it seemed it would be rude not to use it!

I thought it would look cute tucked into my new Happy Birthday circle die...and then I realised the lettering exactly matches the lettering in the stitched banner alphabet - perfect!

Coffee cup birthday card using MFT coffee cup die

I used some bean stamps to add detail to the corners of the base layer of DP, and a little coffee steam swirl.  I wanted to use a darker ink than I usually would to ink the edges and stamp the beans so really, I had to use Ground Espresso didn't I?!

Coffee cup birthday card using MFT coffee cup 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 thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

I hope the week is going well for you all :-)

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



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Die-namics Coffee cup - My Favorite Things
Die-namics Happy Birthday circle frame - My Favorite Things
Die-namics Stitched banner alphabet - My Favorite Things
Mini remix brewtiful stamp set - The Greeting Farm


Other ingredients;
Joyous 6x6 paper pad - Authentique
Ivory button twine
Ground Espresso Distress Ink

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Cosy penguin

Hello lovely people,

I'm still all about the brand new LOTV Christmas release, and today I have the final one in my trio of cards using matching papers and detailing.

These gorgeous images are selling like hot cakes and some are already out of stock but can be pre-ordered for when more stock comes in.

Even better, the introductory offers on multibuys of the new stamps (rubber or digi) and Simply Print sheets have been extended until midday on Sunday 30th July so if you haven't already got your hands on them... again, just saying ;-P

Christmas card using Cosy Penguin digital image by Lili of the Valley

I felt like I had a teeny bit more white space around this image than I wanted so I added some little snowflakes with pearl centres.

Christmas card using Cosy Penguin digital image by Lili of the Valley

I got these snowflake dies last year and I just know they are going to be the first ones I reach for to embellish my Christmas cards for many many years as they are just soooo pretty :-)

Christmas card using Cosy Penguin digital image by Lili of the Valley

This is my last LOTV Christmas card for now...but all the other images are so gorgeous that I need to find some time to play with more of them!

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




Copic colours;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair: E41, E43, E47
Aqua bits: BG10, BG11, BG23
Red bits: R24, R27, R46
Fluffy trims: W00, W0, W1, W2
Penguin / boots: W6/W7/W9
Penguin tummy: W00/W0/W1/W2
Penguin feet: YR12/YR14/YR16
Ground: B0000/B000/B00/B01 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Reindeer love

Hello lovely people,

A couple of days ago I shared the first of some DT cards I made for the brand new LOTV Christmas release, and today I have another one for you.

Oh yeah, and they were released today...just saying ;-P

Christmas card using Happy Reindeer digistamp from Lili of the Valley

Isn't this more cuteness than you can shake a carrot at?!

Christmas card using Happy Reindeer digistamp from Lili of the Valley

You'll see that I've kept the same colours, papers and snowflake detailing as the first card but with a different design.

Christmas card using Happy Reindeer digistamp from Lili of the Valley

It's a shame it's Monday again, but I hope you all had a good weekend.

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




Copic colours;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair: E41, E43, E47
Aqua bits: BG10, BG11, BG23
Red bits: R24, R27, R46
Fluffy trims: W00, W0, W1, W2
Reindeer: E41, E43, E47
Antlers: E40, E41, E42
Reindeer ears: R000, R01, R30
Carrots: YR12, YR14, YR16
Carrot tops: YG17, G07 Ground: B0000, B000, B00, B01

Friday, 21 July 2017

Wedding squidgies

Hello lovely people,

I'm enjoying a few days off work and trying to squeeze in as much crafting as I can, but I guess I have to do some chores too - lol! 

Today I have a Dies to Die For DT card to share with you.

Wedding card featuring Love Story Squidgies by Stamping Bella

I coloured this image whilst on holiday in Cornwall in June so thought it was about time it made it onto a card.  I added pink details to the image because I knew I wouldn't have a hard time finding some pink papers in my stash to use with it - lol!

Wedding card featuring Love Story Squidgies by Stamping Bella

The little tab with the sentiment on is a strip die from a Blueprints set; I always seem to find useful little bits and pieces in these.

The paper pad is probably quite an old one but a new one to me; I have quite a stash of lovely paper pads I picked up at one of the Dies to Die For pop up shops :-)

Wedding card featuring Love Story Squidgies by Stamping Bella

I also have a fairly sizeable pile of new Stamping Bella gorgeousness ready to play with though so can't wait to get stuck into those!

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
Bride's hair: Y21/YR23/E35
Groom's hair: E53/E57/E59
Dress: C3/B60/C0/C00
Veil / shirt: B60/C00
Suit: N5/N6/N7/N8/N10
Shoes: N4/N6/N8/N10
Ground: N0/N1/N2/N3/N4

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Love Story Squidgies - Stamping Bella
More Essential Sentiments - My Favorite Things
Stitched square scallop frames - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 13 - My Favorite Things


Other ingredients;
Be Mine 6x6 paper pad - Echo Park
Baker's twine - from stash

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A gift for you

Hello lovely people,

It's the most wonderful time of the year...oh yes, I'm talking Christmas!

I am not known for starting my Christmas cards this early in the year but it is time for the first of the LOTV Christmas releases (on Monday 24th...put in it your diary!) so I have been making DT cards to share some of the gorgeous new images with you.

Here's the first one...

Christmas card using 'A little gift' by Lili of the Valley

I love this sweet little girl and her penguin friend, and of course, I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle and some pearls for that essential Christmas bling!

Christmas card using 'A little gift' by Lili of the Valley

I do love this colour combo for Christmas cards as it feels so bold and fresh...and my red and aqua Copics are some of my faves to colour with :-)

Christmas card using 'A little gift' by Lili of the Valley

I'll warn you now that I was on a bit of a roll when I made this card, so I have two more coming up with other images, using the same colours!

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




Copic colours;
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Hair: E41/E43/E47
Aqua bits: BG10/BG11/BG23
Red bits: R24/R27/R46
Fluffy trims: W00/W0/W1/W2
Penguin: W6/W7/W9
Penguin tummy / scarf / tights: W00/W0/W1/W2
Penguin feet: YR12/YR14/YR16
Ground: B0000/B000/B00/B01

Friday, 14 July 2017

What's up?

Hello lovely people,

Happy Friday and roll on the weekend, when I will be spending time with some family including two of my lovely nephews so I am really looking forward to that.  

But first...I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you and it's hopefully an 'uplifting' one for a Friday - lol!

TGF were one of my fave brands when I first got into stamping and I realised I haven't really used a lot of them recently so I 'acquired' a super cute set to play with.

Cute colourful card using Mega mini lift off stamp set from The Greeting Farm

I decided to paper piece the balloon, partly because colouring balloons scares me and partly because I think it looks so good..and then I thought she could have a dress to match because every girl likes to co-ordinate right?!

The dress paper is from the Cool Summer pad and the background papers are from the other pads as listed below.

Cute colourful card using Mega mini lift off stamp set from The Greeting Farm

I used my new MFT stencil for the clouds but I really must get myself some DIs for shading because at the moment I can only do the clouds with Copics and although I think they look ok, I think DIs would be better.

Cute colourful card using Mega mini lift off stamp set from The Greeting Farm

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!

I hope you all have something good planned for the weekend :-)

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




Copic colours;
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Hair: E21/E25/E29

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
(link for matching die set coming soon!)


Other ingredients;
Cool Summer 6x6 paper pad - Carta Bella

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Sweetie on Kraft

Hello lovely people,

I am so thrilled and honoured to have been designing for Papercraft inspirations magazine every month throughout 2017 but I never seem to get round to sharing my projects, so I thought it was about time I did!

In the June issue I did a Masterclass on colouring on Kraft and it was a special treat to see this as the main cover card too :-)

Shabby chic fairy card using Sweetie by Wee Stamps for Whimsy stamps, coloured on Kraft

This little fairy has always been a favourite of mine and I enjoyed the challenge of colouring her on Kraft instead of white card.

Shabby chic fairy card using Sweetie by Wee Stamps for Whimsy stamps, coloured on Kraft

This was a very 'me' style of card too, with the shabby chic finish and pretty flowers.  Lots of the goodies on here came from The Ribbon Girl and you can find all the links at the end of my post.

Shabby chic fairy card using Sweetie by Wee Stamps for Whimsy stamps, coloured on Kraft

I hope you are all having a good week :-)

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000/E51/E30/E11/E13
Hair: E53/E57/E59
Flowers / tunic: BG02/BG05/BG07
Wings / bottom of tunic: BG0000/BG000/BG01
Leaves: G94/G99

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;

Other card ingredients;
Sweetie - Wee stamps for Whimsy stamps
Sentiment tags - Lili of the Valley

Friday, 7 July 2017

Lovely lilac

Hello lovely people,

Last week I enjoyed a day of drinking tea/coffee, chatting and colouring with my buddies Sue and Debs :-)

There was more of the first 2 and less of the 3rd to be honest (lol!) but I did get this little lady coloured up and thought I'd share her for my Dies to Die For DT card this week.

Handmade card featuring Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac by Stamping Bella

I didn't originally buy many of the garden girls but I have recently been falling in love with them so had to expand my collection.  This lilac girl is going to be a favourite, I can tell, because I really love colouring all the teeny flowers!

Handmade card featuring Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac by Stamping Bella

I don't use my purple Copics very often but it was the classic choice for this image and I also added Nuvo drops to the centres of some of the larger flowers.

Handmade card featuring Tiny Townie Garden Girl Lilac 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!

Happy FRiday everyone and I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to :-)

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




Copic colours;
Skin: E000/E00/E21/E11/E04
Flowers / top of dress / shoes: V20/V22/V25
Leaves: YG61/G82/YG63
Sash: C0/B60/C2
Ground: C0/C1/C2/C3/C4

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

Other ingredients;
Gloss white Nuvo Drops - Tonic Studios