Friday, 23 February 2018

Wine time!

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday, so it's time for a Dies to Die For DT card and later tonight I think it will be time for a nice glass of wine...

Girly wine time card using Uptown Girls Whitney and Wendy love wine by Stamping Bella

I bought this image because I absolutely loved it (as I say, I do appreciate a nice glass of wine!) but then I looked at it properly and wondered if I would ever be brave enough to colour it...look at those dresses!

But then I did the Copic level 1 and 2 classes and some extra classes with the amazingly talented Faye, and suddenly I did feel brave enough!

Girly wine time card using Uptown Girls Whitney and Wendy love wine by Stamping Bella

I have to say I really love the bright colours of this card and also that sentiment...so very true!

If that was me pouring though, my friend would have wine all over her hair - lol!

Girly wine time card using Uptown Girls Whitney and Wendy love wine 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 links 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: E50, E00, E21 (E70 for cast shadows)
Hair for right hand girl: E50, E53, E55
Hair for left hand girl: E53, E35, E47
Aqua dress / party hat: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG09
Pink dress / party hat: R81, RV34, R85, RV19
Bottle: YG25, YG17, G28
Bottle label: N0, N2, N3
Drink: Y0000, YR30, YR20
Shoes / spots on party hat: N6, N8
Ground: N0, N1, N2, N3

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Uptown Girls Whitney and Wendy love wine - Stamping Bella
Stitched rectangle scallop edge frames - My Favorite Things
Sweet Celebration 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things

Friday, 16 February 2018

Awesome sticky notes

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT project to share today...but of course, because it's Friday!!

I wasn't sure I should really use this as a DT project because I've only used ONE main item from DtDF on it and the rest is from my stash!

But what an item it is and there is a story behind this too...

I really loved these Mama Elephant sticky notes stamps when they were released but convinced myself that I didn't really need them and probably wouldn't use them, and didn't buy them.  Last weekend at a show with DtDF I spotted these and decided that yes, I really did need these and now I am so glad I bought them because they are...well, awesome!

So, the moral of my story is...if you really really want something then just buy it - lol!!!

Sticky notes pad using Sticky Notes stamps from Mama Elephant

Ok, so as well as the stamps I did use a scrap of MFT paper for the notes, which I fussy cut out, and then also fussy cut a separate bulldog clip which I coloured pink.

And there's also a stitched square; to be fair, it's rare that I make a project without a stitched shape die on it!

Sticky notes pad using Sticky Notes stamps from Mama Elephant

Inside is fairly plain and simple but I wrapped the twine all the way around so it shows inside too.

Sticky notes pad using Sticky Notes stamps from Mama Elephant

Now I'm looking forward to seeing what else I can create with this fab 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 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;
Sticky Notes - Mama Elephant
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Graphic grid pastels 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things 

Other ingredients;
twine, stripy paper - from stash

Friday, 9 February 2018

Bee mine

Hello lovely people,

Merry Friday everyone, and here I am again with my weekly Dies to Die For DT card.

Now, this is pretty unusual for me...I went back for another play with a stamp set that I used only recently; that doesn't happen often because I am usually too eager to move on to playing with other new stash!
However, these bees are just too cute and I really wanted to make a shaker card with them.

Bee mine Valentine's Day card using Meant to Bee stamps/dies from My Favorite Things

I've heat embossed the hexagon background in white then inked the panel with Distress Oxides.

I stamped the heart trail on the full panel, then die cut the hexagon shape and stuck that to the card front.  I added the plastic pouch to the aperture, piled up my sequins on the hexagon stuck to the card front, and attached the panel over the top, lining it up with the hexagon on the card.

Bee mine Valentine's Day card using Meant to Bee stamps/dies from My Favorite Things

I could have just put the plastic pouch on top of the inked panel and covered the edges with the frame, but I wanted the plastic pouch to be sitting right at the bottom of all the card layers because then it sticks out less and I think it looks neater.

The sentiment is computer generated because the stamp set didn't have the words I wanted!

Bee mine Valentine's Day card using Meant to Bee stamps/dies 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 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;
Yellow stripes: Y15, Y35, Y17
Black stripes / face: T3, T4, T6
Wings: C00, T0

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Meant to Bee stamps - My Favorite Things
Meant to Bee dies - My Favorite Things
Honeycomb background stamp - My Favorite Things
Hexagon shaker window and frame - My Favorite Things
Hexagon shaker pouches - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Lemon sherbet sparkly shaker mix (no longer available) - Little Things from Lucy's Cards
Distress Oxides in ...Fossilized amber and Spiced marmalade

Friday, 2 February 2018

Jar of hearts

Hello lovely people,

You can tell it's Friday if I'm posting, as I only seem to have time for blogging my Dies to Die For DT cards at the moment.

I'm still creating love themed cards with all my fab new stash and today is a little Lawn Fawn offering...

Jar of hearts Valentine's Day card using How You Bean and Conversation Hearts add-on from Lawn Fawn

The 'How You Bean' jar stamp and die set was released a little while ago but the Conversation Hearts add-on is part of the newest release and I loved it so much, I just had to go back and buy all the original jar stamps/dies so I could get the heart add-on!

I stamped and coloured the hearts and then decided to add the words...all I can say is thank goodness for the MISTI, combined with a bit of judicious masking!

Jar of hearts Valentine's Day card using How You Bean and Conversation Hearts add-on 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 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;
Green hearts: G000, G00, YG41
Purple hearts: BV31, BV11, V25
Pink hearts: RV52, RV63, RV55
Yellow hearts: YR30, YR20, YR21
Jar: B0000, B000
Lid: C2, C4, C5, C6

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
How You Bean? stamps - Lawn Fawn
How You Bean? dies - Lawn Fawn
How You Bean? Conversation heart add-on stamps - Lawn Fawn
How You Bean? Conversation hearts add-on dies - Lawn Fawn
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 2 - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Let's Polka in the Meadow 6x6 pad - Lawn Fawn
Twine, tiny tag - from stash

Friday, 26 January 2018

Monster-sized love

Hello lovely people,

It's Friday and time for my Dies to Die For DT card, which features some of the gorgeous new love-themed release from MFT.

Punny monster Valentine's Day card (using Monster Sized by MFT)

I've used the peek-a-boo heart to create an aperture for my little monster to climb out of; he thinks he's scary but I think he's more cute than scary!

Punny monster Valentine's Day card (using Monster Sized 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 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,



Friday, 19 January 2018

Rawr!!

Hello lovely people,

I am so in love with all the cute new releases for Valentine's Day so you may be seeing a bit of a love theme on my blog over the next few weeks, starting with my Dies to Die For DT card.

Cute punny Valentine's Day card with adorable dinosaur (image is Rawr! from Lawn Fawn)

I think this little dino is utterly charming and I've used the little speech bubble and sentiment to create a fun design.

Cute punny Valentine's Day card with adorable dinosaur (image is Rawr! from Lawn Fawn)

I hope you've had a good week and have something fun planed for the weekend!

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 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,



Monday, 15 January 2018

So many candles

Hello lovely people,

Does anyone else sometimes find a blog post lurking in your drafts that you thought you'd posted?

Well, I just did and it was far too cute to leave in my drafts folder, so I'm sharing it now.   I made these cards using one of the images from the last LOTV launch, which was the Novem-bears...

...co-incidentally there is another fantastic new release from LOTV today, and I've already shared lots of cards from that, so today I'm all about the bears!

Colourful birthday card with many candles and cute bear (image from Lili of the Valley)

This little guy peeking out from the candles totally stole my heart and I picked out some lovely colourful paper and coloured the candles to match.

Colourful birthday card with many candles and cute bear (image from Lili of the Valley)

Now, I liked this image soooooo much that I really wanted to see what it looked like in black and white but with just a few pops of red, so I decided to do that too!

The sentiment is from an MFT set and seemed the perfect fit!

Stylish birthday card with many candles and cute bear (image from Lili of the Valley)

I added some Crystal Glamour Dust to the candle flames on both images.

Stylish birthday card with many candles and cute bear (image from Lili of the Valley)

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



Lovely things I've used;
Candles digi stamp - LOTV (also available as rubber stamp)
Birthday Wishes 6x6 paper pad - Echo Park
Make a wish stamp set - My Favourite Things
Crystal Glamour Dust

Copic colours for colourful version;
Bear fur: E41, E42, E43
Bear nose / inside ear: E40, E41, E42
Green jumper stripes: YG13, YG25, YG17
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Aqua: BG10, BG11, BG32
Yellow: Y32, Y21, Y35
Orange: YR12, YR14, YR16
Flames: YR30, YR31, Y32
Envelope: T0, T1, T2
Ground: T0, T1, T2, T3

Copic colours for black and white version;
will add later