Friday, 20 April 2018

Boom!

Hello lovely people,

Merry Friday everyone and of course, I have a Dies to Die For DT card to share.

A few weeks ago I really enjoyed playing with the volcano dies from MFT...so much so, that I went back for another play...

Volcano slider card (using volcano die-namics from MFT)

Ok, so you've probably spotted the pull tab...wanna see what happens?!

Volcano slider card (using volcano die-namics from MFT)

Boom!  It's really quite a simple card but the fab slider action and punny sentiment make this so much fun :-)

Even better, it's really easy to put together the slider element...it's at this point I realise a tutorial might have been good!  Maybe for next time, because there WILL be a next time as this slider could be used on all sorts of cards.

Volcano slider card (using volcano die-namics 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 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;
Volcano Die-namics - My Favorite Things
Lava You sentiments - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things
Let's polka in the dark 6x6 paper pad - Lawn Fawn

Distress Oxide colours;
Volcano: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Smoke: Pumice Stone
Sky: Broken China
Flames: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple

Friday, 13 April 2018

Sweet Pea Birthday Wishes

Hello lovely people,

It's that time of the week again where I aim to inspire (tempt?) you all with my Dies to Die For DT card.

I have not had much time to spend in the garden lately (too much crafting - lol!) but one of my favourite flowers is the sweet pea, so I very much enjoyed colouring this pretty little lady from Stamping Bella.

Handmade pretty floral birthday card using Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea

I was aiming for the flowers to look like a picotee variety sweet pea as I love the beautiful delicate colouring on the edges and I think it turned out quite well!

Handmade pretty floral birthday card using Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea

For me, these gorgeously detailed images really work well on a CAS design and it gave me an excuse to use one of my fave sentiment dies again!

Handmade pretty floral birthday card using Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea

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 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, E51, E21, E70
Hair: E53, E35, E59
Flowers: RV0000, RV000, RV91
Stems / top: YG61, G21, G24

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea - Stamping Bella
Tiny hearts pastels 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things 
Blueprints 31 - My Favorite Things
Sentimental Too stamps - Avery Elle
Sentimental Too dies - Avery Elle (please note photo is currently incorrect and will be updated soon)

Friday, 6 April 2018

Little mermaids scene

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card to share with you and this is one that started with a very simple idea and got gradually more and more complicated!

Mermaid scene using Little Mermaids from The Greeting Farm

My thought process for this card went along these lines...Oooh let's use some adorable mermaids...well, they'll need some waves to play around in...now this would look cute as a scene in a frame...ok now I'm going to have to add an inked beach/sky backdrop...hmmm, that bottom right corner looks a little bare so I'd better pop in some seaweed and a starfish...and finally...ta da!

Mermaid scene using Little Mermaids from The Greeting Farm

I used foam pads between the layers so the scene ended up pretty dimensional, and I really didn't want to add much more so I just mounted it on spotty paper and added a couple of cute embellishments.


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, E51, E21, E70
Green hair / bikini top / seaweed: YG41, G03, G17
Purple air / bikini top: V12, V15, V17
Mermaid tails: BG45, BG05, BG07
Starfish: YR31, YR21, YR14


Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Little mermaids stamps - The Greeting Farm
Little mermaids dies - The Greeting Farm
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Ocean waves - My Favorite Things
Mini messages - Mama Elephant
Mini tags - Mama Elephant


Other ingredients;
Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber (beach), Salty Ocean (sky), Peacock Feathers/Mermaid Lagoon (waves)

Friday, 30 March 2018

Lava-ly!

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and brace yourself because there's not a Copic in sight!

Punny love card using MFT Volcano and I Lava You sentiment stamps

How could I resist the chance to make punny cards with this fab new volcano die set from MFT and the co-ordinating sentiment stamps?!

Punny love card using MFT Volcano and I Lava You sentiment stamps

I also saw this as a great opportunity to play with my Distress Oxides to make the background and also to colour the die cut volcano and the foliage.

I did use some slightly pearlescent red card for the lava but that's only because I don't have any red Distress Oxides - lol!

Punny love card using MFT Volcano and I Lava You sentiment stamps

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 hope you have a lovely day...and a fabulous Easter!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Volcano Die-namics - My Favorite Things
Lava You sentiment stamps - My Favorite Things
Fab foliage Die-namics - My Favorite Things
Mailbox Die-namics - My Favorite Things (for the grass)
Tag builder blueprints 5 - My Favorite Things (for the hearts)
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 2 - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Fossilized Amber/Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides for background
Hickory Smoke/Black Soot Distress Oxides for volcano
Bundled Sage Distress Oxides for foliage

Friday, 23 March 2018

Belated chicks

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and I just couldn't resist making another card with those adorable chicks!

Belated birthday card with cute chicks (stamp images are Birthday Chicks from My Favorite Things)

It's a really good job MFT include such great sentiments for belated cards as I always seem to need them - lol!

I am also a huge fan of the MFT Blueprint die sets so I bought myself another one a few weeks back and couldn't wait to try it out.  I actually can't believe I didn't have this one as it is unbelievably versatile, but hey, I have it now!

Belated birthday card with cute chicks (stamp images are Birthday Chicks 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 hope you have a wonderful day,



Copic colours;
Chicks: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
Cick beaks: YR12, YR16
Green hats: YG23, YG25, YG17
Pink hat / balloon: RV32, RV34, RV19
Blue hat: BG53, BG57

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Birthday Chicks stamps - My Favorite Things
Birthday chicks dies - My Favorite Things
Anything-but-basic birthday wishes stamps - My Favorite Things
Blueprints 27 dies - My Favorite Things
Slim tags trio - Mama Elephant

Other ingredients;
Cool Summer 6x6 paper pad- Echo Park
Twine - from stash

Friday, 9 March 2018

CELEBRATE!

Hello lovely people,

I didn't have a Dies to Die For DT card to share last week as I was on my holibobs and am so disorganised so didn't manage to schedule it before I went - oops!

I had an amazing week skiing in Austria with Dr. Hubby, my parents and some friends; it was so funny to hear of all the snow in the UK while we were away!  We did have extreme temperatures of -25 degrees in Austria but managed to cope and had one of our best week's skiing ever I reckon :-)

Ok, so I'll get onto my card and it's a simple but very cute and colourful affair...

Celebrate speech bubble birthday card with cute chick (image from Birthday Chicks set by My Favorite Things)

I just had to have the adorable birthday chicks from the February MFT release and have plans for lots more cards with them...if I can just find the time - lol!

Celebrate speech bubble birthday card with cute chick (image from Birthday Chicks set by My Favorite Things)

Now, what do you do when you make a design you really like?  Make another one in different colours of course!

Celebrate speech bubble birthday card with cute chick (image from Birthday Chicks set by My Favorite Things)

So, which do you like best?!

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;
Chicks: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
Cupcakes: YR30, E50, E51
Cupcake cases: T0, T2
Orange icing / hat: YR12, YR14, YR16
Green icing / hat: YG23, YG25, YG17
Pink icing: RV32, RV34, RV09

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Birthday chicks stamps - My Favorite Things
Birthday chicks dies - My Favorite Things
Celebrate speech bubble - My Favorite Things
Itsy bitsy polka dots 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Stripy DP - from stash (old MFT pad)

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