Friday, 7 September 2018

Love birds

Hello lovely people,

 I'm coming over all romantic with my Dies to Die For DT card today, which is actually pretty appropriate given that it's my wedding anniversary on Saturday!

Romantic card using MFT Birds of a Feather

I love all the cute elements from this MFT die set and how you can make cards for lots of occasions with them.  I originally sat down to make a new home card but this happened instead!

Romantic card using MFT Birds of a Feather

I coloured the birds, leaves and hearts with Distress Oxides.

I inked the birds after they were die cut so I could give them a little bit of an ombre finish, but for the leaves and hearts I just inked a piece of white card then die cut from that.

Romantic card using MFT Birds of a Feather

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 day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Birds of a feather - My Favorite Things
Heart frame die set - Avery Elle
From the heart sentiments - My Favorite Things
Large dotted square stackables - Lawn Fawn

Distress Oxides;

Tumbled glass
Spun sugar
Bundled sage

Friday, 31 August 2018

Gifts galore!

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and it's a super simple one...but I did try out lots of different colour options!


I love these teeny gift bags...soooo cute, right?!


Does that give away which was my fave colour combo?!

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!



Friday, 17 August 2018

Gnome one like you

Hello lovely people,

Merry Friday all!  I'm popping in with my Dies to Die For DT card and this time I'm using some of the new goodies from Sunny Studio.

I actually squealed with delight when I saw these gnomes because they are so utterly adorable...and they come with punny sentiments too...I can't even!

Cute handmade gnome pun card (using Home sweet gnome by Sunny Studio)

I am also TOTALLY in love with the 6x6 paper pads in beautiful rainbow colours; I think I bought one of each pattern because you can never EVER have too many stripes, polka dots and gingham in your stash!

Cute handmade gnome pun card (using Home sweet gnome by Sunny Studio)

I stamped the gnome, then masked him off and stamped the mushroom trio so he could be sitting on top of the large mushroom.

A little extra grass at the bottom finished off my scene.  I could have added clouds but to be honest I decided it liked it just as it was.

Cute handmade gnome pun card (using Home sweet gnome by Sunny Studio)

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 great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Home sweet gnome - Sunny Studio
Dots & stripes jewel tone 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio
Striped silly 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio
Large dotted square stackables - Lawn Fawn
Grassy hills die - My Favorite Things

Copic colours;
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Top: B14, B16
Shoes / belt: E23, E25
Buckle: Y17
Hat / mushrooms: R35, R37, R39
Beard / mushroom stalks & edges: C00, N0, N1, N2, N3
Big mushroom: YR16, YR68, YR09
Grass: YG03, YG25

Friday, 10 August 2018

Shake it!

Hello lovely people,

I'm popping in with my Dies to Die For DT card...and it seems to be cocktail o'clock!


I used a stitched rectangle die to create the patterned paper layer and also to create the white square layer by die cutting the 2 ends of the square; you don't need the bit in the middle as it's covered!


If you love shaker cards but hate the faff (YEP!) then these MFT dies with co-ordinating shaker pouches are a must-have!

I've used some pretty sequins and beads in the shaker pouch along with the tiny frosty ice cubes...they are so cute!


Is anyone else feeling thirsty now?!

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 great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Martini shaker window and frame - My Favorite Things
Martini shaker pouches - My Favorite Things
Frosty ice cubes - My Favorite Things
Spirited sentiments - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 27 - My Favorite Things (for banner)


Other ingredients;
sequins - from stash

Distress Oxides;
Fossilized amber
Picked raspberry
Twisted citron

Monday, 6 August 2018

Rainbow baby shower card

Hello lovely people,

I'm sneaking in an extra Dies to Die For DT card again so I could share this cute card I made for a friend's baby shower.

Handcrafted rainbow coloured baby shower card (using MFT bundle of baby clothes dienamics and welcome baby stamp set)

Rainbow paper seemed like a great choice since we don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl...either way the laundry WILL be super cute!

You may know that I have a bit of a thing for Nuvo drops and I think these pretty translucent Nuvo jewel drops might just be my faves; they are so subtly beautiful :-)

Handcrafted rainbow coloured baby shower card (using MFT bundle of baby clothes dienamics and welcome baby stamp set)

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 great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Bundle of baby clothes - My Favorite Things
Welcome baby stamp set - My Favorite Things
Stitched jumbo fishtail banner STAX - My Favorite Things
Double stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things (not currently on the DtDF website but click HERE for lots of other stitched circle die sets)
Sweet Celebration 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things
Itsy bitsy polka dots pastels 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things 

Other ingredients;
Sea Breeze Nuvo jewel drops

Friday, 3 August 2018

Donut treats

Hello lovely people,

I have another very special card to share for my Dies to Die For DT post today...it's my Dad's birthday card :-)

Now, it's not that he's especially into donuts but it can be hard to find images that work well for men and I hoped he would love the fun images as much as I did!

Handcrafted mice and donuts birthday card for 65th birthday (using Mama Elephant Donut treats)


The sentiment is pretty funny but also pretty apt because this is a man who has done marathons, triathlons and iron man, and just this year completed his first ultra marathon!
So it's fair to say that he's not your average 65 year old and looking very good for his years!

Handcrafted mice and donuts birthday card for 65th birthday (using Mama Elephant Donut treats)

I've gone for lovely bright colours and I always include red as it's his favourite colour.

Don't those donuts look totally scrummy?!

Handcrafted mice and donuts birthday card for 65th birthday (using Mama Elephant Donut treats)

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 great day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Donut treats stamp set - Mama Elephant
Donut treats die set - Mama Elephant
Let's Polka in the dark 6x6 pad - Lawn Fawn
Blueprints 27 - My Favorite Things (for the flags)
Blueprints 31 - My Favorite Things
Balloon numbers - My Favorite Things (for the numbers)

Other ingredients;
White gel pen - from stash
Copic colours;
Mice: C00, N1, N2, N3
Donuts: E31, E35, E55
Red: R24, R27, R59
Orange: YR12, YR14, YR16
Green: YG03, YG25, YG17

Monday, 30 July 2018

Lookin' sharp!

Hello lovely people,

I have a little bonus extra Dies to Die For DT card for you today.

As soon as I saw the new MFT Wild West themed stamp set set I fell in love with the cute cactus so just had to give him a card of his own!


Cactus' just love to pose for photos and this one has been captured with beautiful sun rays behind him, and of course I had to add that fab punny sentiment!

I've created the washi tape with dies and some DP, and although I normally love to layer up my elements for dimension, I chose to keep the 'washi tape' just one thin paper layer and press it down over the edges of the polaroid frame so it looks more like real tape.


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 day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Saddle up and celebrate stamps - My Favorite Things
Saddle up and celebrate dies - My Favorite Things
Precious polaroids - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Washi tape set 1 dies - Stamping Bella
Radiating Rays stencil - My Favorite Things


Other ingredients;
Dots and stripes brights 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things

Copic colours;

Cactus: YG03, YG25, YG17
Neckerchief: R24, R27, R46, R59
Hat: E41, E42, E43, E44

Distress Oxides;

Wild honey