Friday, 20 July 2018

Fairy Gifts

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today, and it seems that it's Fairy Friday!


I bought this stamp only last week and just had to colour her straight away...and now I think I have a new stamp brand addiction - lol!

So, I think I shall be buying a few more of these fairies to keep her company because she was soooo much fun to colour and is quite simply adorable :-)


Can you believe that I never really used to pick bright colours like this very much and now I am absolutely loving them?!


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 fairy lovely day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Fairy Gifts for You - Whimsy Stamps
Stitched rectangle scallop edge frames - My Favorite Things
Sentimental die - Avery Elle


Other ingredients;
So Happy Together 6x6 paper pad - Echo Park
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean ocean and Dandelion yellow

Copic colours;
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E53, E35, E59
Aqua: BG11, BG13, BG15
Red: R14, R24, R29
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y19
Wings: BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13
Ground: C00, T0, T1, T2, T3

Friday, 13 July 2018

Snappy birthday!

Hello lovely people,

 I am really excited to be off to the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford today...and ironically, it's finally scheduled to rain!

So, while I hide under an umbrella either for shade or protection from the rain, here's my Dies to Die For DT card.

I know it was a little while ago but I did promise a third card to complete my trio of beachy/underwater critters cards and here it is!

Handmade personalisable crab pun birthday card (image from Just Beclaws by MFT)

I'm not even sure I'd be upset if this little crab came and nipped my toes...he's just too adorable!

It's not really visible in the photo but I've added a little glossy accents to his eyes to make them shine :-)

Handmade personalisable crab pun birthday card (image from Just Beclaws by MFT)

I really enjoy finding ways to personalise cards and with the crab holding his claws in the air it just seemed natural to add in the number...how cute? 

Handmade personalisable crab pun birthday card (image from Just Beclaws 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 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 'clawsome' day!



Friday, 29 June 2018

You levelled up!

Hello lovely people,

I'm running a teeny bit late with my Dies to Die For DT card today - oops!

This is a very special one as it's Dr Hubby's birthday card and oooh, look at that big number!

Handmade gaming birthday card with fun sentiment (using Screen Time stamps from Lawn Fawn)

I bought this stamp set to use for birthday cards for my nephews who all love gaming, but it was also perfect for my lovely Dr. Hubby :-)

So, this is the two of us playing games together, which admittedly we don't do all that often because I'm too busy crafting!

Handmade gaming birthday card with fun sentiment (using Screen Time stamps from Lawn Fawn)

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;
Screen time stamps - Lawn Fawn
Screen time dies - Lawn Fawn
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 2 - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 31 - My Favorite Things (for the sentiment strip)

Other ingredients;
Beachside 6x6 paper pad - Lawn Fawn

Copic colours;
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Boy hair: E53, E57, E59
Girl hair: E55, E57, E59
Orange top: YR14, YR16, YR07
Aqua top: BG53, BG57, BG49
Boy jeans: B93, B95, B97
Girl jeans: B91, B93, B95
Controllers / console: N series (+ B05, G09 for buttons)

Friday, 22 June 2018

Totally jawsome!

Hello lovely people,

Normal service has been resumed and I'm back to my regular Friday post for Dies to Die For - I guess I've just been a busy bee this past week!

Well, I had a play earlier in the week with the little MFT fish from the latest release, so now it's time for a bigger fish!

Handmade Funny Shark Birthday Card (using Beach Buds stamps from MFT)

This little shark is really quite adorable I think!

Handmade Funny Shark Birthday Card (using Beach Buds stamps 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 head over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

I'm not done with the underwater critters yet; there's another one waiting in the wings; what will it be?!

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



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Beach buds stamps - My Favorite Things
Beach buds dies - My Favorite Things 
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Ocean waves - My Favorite Things

Copic colours;
Shark: C00, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6

Distress Oxide colours;
Salty Ocean

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Unicorns and rainbows

Hello lovely people,

What can I say, I'm back on yet another day that isn't usually my day at Dies to Die For - lol!  And yes, I'll be back tomorrow as well, but I've just got so many cards I want to share with you!

Handmade birthday card featuring unicorn with rainbow balloon (using Unicorns rock stamps from Your Next Stamp)

I fully admit that I have a serious unicorn addiction but how could I not add these guys to my collection...they are just awesome!

Handmade birthday card featuring unicorn with rainbow balloon (using Unicorns rock stamps from Your Next Stamp)

I was so in love with these unicorns that I made a co-ordinating bookmark with one of the other images...oh yes, unicorns definitely rock!

Handmade bookmark featuring dancing unicorn (using Unicorns rock stamps from Your Next Stamp)

I created the spotty background with a stencil and Distress Oxides, and then stamped the sentiment straight onto the bookmark, which is an MFT die.  I coloured and die cut the unicorn then glued him on top and added a couple of stamped musical notes.

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, even if it's not filled with unicorns and rainbows - lol!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Unicorns rock stamps - Your Next Stamp
Unicorns rock dies - Your Next Stamp
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Bunting borders - Lawn Fawn
Essential sentiments - My Favorite Things
Tall tag duo - My Favorite Things
Polka dot stencil - Whimsy Stamps


Other ingredients;
Birthday Wishes 6x6 pad - Echo Park
Twine - from stash
Copic colours;
Unicorn body: C00, N0, N2 (tiny touch N3)
Unicorn inner ear: R000, R30
Pink bits: R81, R83, R85
Aqua bits: BG10, BG11, BG34
Yellow bits: Y13, Y15, Y18
Lilac bits: V22, V25
Ground: C00, N0, N1, N2

Distress Oxide colours;
Peacock Feathers
Picked Raspberry

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Hoppy hoppy joy joy!

Hello lovely people,

You may have spotted that it's Tuesday so not my usual day for sharing a Dies to Die For DT card but I had something I wanted to share with you...and it wouldn't wait until Friday!

I don't know if you remember my volcano card from a couple of months ago (HERE if you missed it) but I knew I would find more uses for the slider mechanism...

Handmade card with jumping frog (using Toad-ally awesome stamps/dies and volcano slider die from My Favorite Things)

and the reveal...

Handmade card with jumping frog (using Toad-ally awesome stamps/dies and volcano slider die from My Favorite Things)

Well, this was just meant to be...that frog and that slider mechanism are the perfect match!

You know what else is perfect?  My timing, because the volcano die set which includes the slider mechanism is on offer this week at Dies to Die For (see list at end for product links) so it's a great time to snap it up!  And I can honestly say that I didn't know it would be on offer when I made this card; sometimes these things just happen :-)

Handmade card with jumping frog (using Toad-ally awesome stamps/dies and volcano slider die from My Favorite Things)

It's probably not quite as much fun seeing it on screen as in real life, but it still makes me smile to see the cute froggie jump!

Here he goes again...

Handmade card with jumping frog (using Toad-ally awesome stamps/dies and volcano slider die from 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 below or just head over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

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



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Toad-ally awesome stamps - My Favorite Things
Toad-ally awesome dies - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things (I used 2 of these to create the frame)
Volcano dies - My Favorite Things (for the slider mechanism)
Ocean waves - My Favorite Things
Stencil cloud - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things


Other ingredients;
Spotty paper - from stash
Copic colours;
List is currently AWOL...I hope I find it because I spent a long time finding the right green combo!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Something fishy...

Hello lovely people,

Another working week almost finished so that must mean another Dies to Die For DT card from me!

There's been something fishy going on in my craft room this week as the June MFT release included several fab underwater themed stamp sets.  They all co-ordinate perfectly so of course I just had to have them all ;-)

Handmade funny birthday card (using Gill Friends stamps from My Favorite Things)

I've given these 3 gorgeous little fishies an inky background to swim across, using my Distress Oxides.  The fish are all from the same set, which also has LOADS of other cute fish to choose from :-)

I discovered that stitched 'hillside' borders also make fabulous wavy edges for that ocean feel - lol!

Handmade funny birthday card (using Gill Friends stamps from 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 below or just head 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;
Gill friends stamps - My Favorite Things
Gill friends dies - My Favorite Things
Stitched hillside borders - Lawn Fawn

Copic colours;
Blue fish: B01, B02, B04
Orange 'Nemo' fish: YR12, YR14, YR16 & C00, C1, C2
Yellow fish: Y13, Y15, Y18

Distress Oxide Inks;
Cracked pistachio
Peacock feathers
Mermaid lagoon