Friday, 9 November 2018

Foxy Christmas

Hello lovely people,

Yep, I'm still Christmas crafting...well, I have so many new things I just *had* to have that need using!

So here's my Dies to Die For DT card using one of my new stamp sets...

Cute Romantic Foxes Christmas Card using Sunny Studios Foxy Friends

As usual, the design is super simple but I love the detail that stitched dies add; they really lift a design I think.

I wanted it to look like the foxes are sitting on the sentiment strip, which is raised up just a tiny bit with foam pads.

Cute Romantic Foxes Christmas Card using Sunny Studios Foxy Friends

These foxes are from the latest Sunny Studio release and one of the reasons I loved this set is that several of the images could definitely be used all year round, like this one.

Oh, and they are just the cutest too!

Cute Romantic Foxes Christmas Card using Sunny Studios Foxy Friends

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!





Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Foxy Christmas stamps - Sunny Studios
Classic Gingham 6x6 pad - Sunny Studio
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 27 - My Favorite Things (I used the flag die and cut it down for the sentiment strip)

Other ingredients;
Twig die - Joy! Crafts (AKA mistletoe!)

Copic colours;

Fox body: E97, E99, E57 (not the easiest blend but it's a great fox colour!)
White bits: C1
Nose: C7

Friday, 2 November 2018

Tweet holiday greetings

Hello lovely people,

Ahem, it's been a while hasn't it?!

Nothing terrible to report...other than my utter pants-ness at getting any blog posts done recently.

But I am back now with a Dies to Die For DT card :-)

Christmas card for the one I love with cute robin pair (image from MFT)

I'll admit that I was quite restrained with the latest MFT release but there was no way I could resist the sweet robin stamps, especially this pair all snuggled up sharing a scarf...just tooooooo cute!

I also used the new holiday sentiment background and stamped it with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.

Christmas card for the one I love with cute robin pair (image from 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 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 lovely cosy day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Tweet holidays - My Favorite Things
Tweet holidays die-namics - My Favorite Things
Stitched arch STAX - My Favorite Things
Christmas background - My Favorite Things
Stylish snowflakes - My Favorite Things (for the tiny snowflakes)

Other ingredients;
Crystal Glamour Dust
Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass

Copic colours;

Robin bodies: E23, E25, E27
Robin tummies: R24, R27, R46, R59
Robin beaks: YR14, YR16
Scarves / hats: BG01, BG02, BG07

Friday, 12 October 2018

Sparkly Star Bottle Tag

Hello lovely people,

I love creating non-card projects so for my Dies to Die For DT make this week I am sharing a simple and elegant wine bottle tag.

Handcrafted sparkly stars wine bottle tag

I just love this die and it's such a great way to dress up a bottle of something as a gift...or it doubles quite nicely as a door hanger!

I've gone with a white and silver theme as you can't beat a bit of sparkle for Christmas :-)

Handcrafted sparkly stars wine bottle tag

I die cut the large stitched circle then stamped the sentiment onto it using my Misti.

I layered up 2 of the star frames as I think this gives it a more dimensional finish and then added a few more die cut stars as accents.

Handcrafted sparkly stars wine bottle tag

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 sparkly day!




Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Wine tag - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle scallop frames - My Favorite Things
Jingle greetings - Mama Elephant (currently out of stock but I think Hand lettered holiday greetings from MFT would also work perfectly for this)
Star Frame - Avery Elle (currently out of stock - use the 'notify when back in stock' button or use any decorative frame from your stash!)


Other ingredients;
silver sparkle card - from stash

Friday, 5 October 2018

Alpaca fun!

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday again and I am popping in with my Dies to Die For DT creation.

I made the 'mistake' of taking a peek at the new Sunny Studio release...and of course a few items just fell in my basket - ooooops!

So this is one of the gorgeous tag die sets; I had to get both because they have loads of different elements so you can build tons of designs with just the cutest details.


And I fell in love with the alpaca set...although I'm pretty sure these could double as llamas too!

...Llampaca anyone?!


I've coloured this cutie with Copics using a dotting technique to make him look furry and of course, a little sparkle was a must for the hat!


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 lovely day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Alpaca holiday stamps - Sunny Studio (I didn't use them here but there are matching dies available)
Build-a-tag #1 - Sunny Studio
Classic gingham 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studio

Other ingredients;
twine - from stash

Copic colours;

Alpaca: E40, E41, E42, E43
Inside ears / hooves: E43, E44
Hat: B00, BG01, BG53

Friday, 28 September 2018

Reveal wheel gaming fun

Hello lovely people,

Friday...Friyay!!

So that means a Dies to Die For DT card and I finally had time to play with my Lawn Fawn reveal wheel dies to make this fun card for my nephew.


I've used a fab Lawn Fawn stamp set for the little scene because he does love his gaming...well, he's a 13 year old boy so what do you expect?!


I stamped three words on the reveal wheel and then added die cut numbers for the age.


This was pretty straightforward to put together and it does work beautifully...and of course it's just soooooo much fun to spin the wheel and see what pops into the aperture :-)

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!

STOCK NOTE: Several items I have used are out of stock so just hit the 'notify when back in stock' button and type in your email address so you'll know as soon as it's available :-)

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a wonderful day!




Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Screen time - Lawn Fawn
Reveal wheel - Lawn Fawn
Reveal wheel sentiments - Lawn Fawn
Balloon letters - My Favorite Things
Balloon numbers - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Fine and dandy boy 6x6 paper pad - My Mind's Eye

Copic colours;

Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E50, E53, E55
Top: YR14, YR16, YR07
Trousers: W6, W7, W9
Teal bits: BG13, BG49
Popcorn: YR30, YR31
Drink: E97, E99
Console / controller: W4, W5, W6
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3

Friday, 21 September 2018

Big birthday balloon

Hello lovely people,

I've been doing a little die cutting for my Dies to Die For DT card this week, using one of the recent MFT sentiment dies, which I teamed up with a balloon edge die from a blueprints set.  This particular blueprint set is currently out of stock, but you could also cut the balloon shape by hand, or use a circle die and add the little piece at the bottom.


I die cut the balloon shape from purple stripy card, then taped the words in place where I wanted them before die cutting them.  I removed the letters but made sure to keep all the little bits from the centres of letters like the B.  I added some twine before attaching the balloon piece to a square of white card so I would have a backing to attach the letters to.  I die cut the words again from silver glitter card and inlaid them in the spaces, popping the purple centres back in where necessary.


Once again, I've made this design in a few different colours...with girl and boy options!


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!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Birthday boy & girl - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 26 - My Favorite Things
Dots and stripes jewel tone 6x6 paper pad - Sunny Studios
Shaker tags - Avery Elle (for the stars)


Other ingredients;
white bakers twine, silver glitter card - from stash

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