Sunday, 19 November 2017

LOTV Polar bear

Hello lovely people,

It's time for another 'Use any image' challenge over on The Ribbon Girl blog, so you can enter with any type of project as long as you include an image.
There are some fab prizes up for grabs too :-)

Winter card using LOTV Polar bear

It's a double whammy this time as I'm also giving you a sneak peek of one of the new LOTV Novem-bears which will soon be released, and this is the adorable Polar bear.

I've kept the shading really subtle, which also means it's super quick to do :-)

Winter card using LOTV Polar bear

As I've previously mentioned and as I'm sure some of you will have noticed, my cards are a little more CAS these days but I still like to add details...just a very carefully curated selection of details and The Ribbon Girl have the perfect choice of pretty embellishments.

Winter card using LOTV Polar bear

If you find yourself tempted by any of the pretty 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 The Ribbon Girl and have a little browse around!

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



Copic colours;
Bear: N0, N1, N2, N3
Snow: B0000, B000, B01

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;
16mm blue ruffle edge sheer ribbon
Silver metallic twine
10mm silver jingle bells
Lucy's Lagoon sparkly shaker selection

Other card ingredients;
Polar bear - LOTV (coming soon!)
Snow Queen 12x12 papers - Galleria Papieru
Inside and out stitched rectangle STAX - My Favorite Things
Layered snowflakes - My Favorite Things

Friday, 17 November 2017

Cosy lights

Hello lovely people,

I have a day off today and soooo much I want to get done!  Getting my hair cut is already ticked off my list so now it's onto my blog post for the day, then some shopping and crafting for the rest of the day :-)

It's Friday so that means I'm sharing a Dies to Die For DT make and today I have a set of fairly quick and easy Christmas cards that would be perfect for batch making.

String of lights Christmas card

I've used digital sentiments for these but a stamped sentiment would work just as well.

How cute do those lights look in knit-effect DP?!

String of lights Christmas card

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, 10 November 2017

Snowman love

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and I dived straight into my gorgeous new stash of Stamping Bellas for this one!

Winter / Christmas card using Snowman Love by Stamping Bella

These Littles look so cute and cosy as they build their snowman, and I've added Nuvo drop snow in the sky and along the snowdrifts on the ground.

Winter / Christmas card using Snowman Love by Stamping Bella

I finally got round to using the mod squares I bought and they are fab...so I can't wait for the stitched ones I ordered to arrive now!

I've just added a touch of detail with my favourite snowflakes...or at least they are my favourite for now but guess what?  I have some more arriving soon and they may soon become my favourites - lol!

Winter / Christmas card using Snowman Love 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: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Girl's hair: E53, E35, E59
Boy's hair: E21, E25, E29
Snowman: C00, C0, C1, C2
Snowman hat: C7, C8, C10
Snowman nose: YR12, YR04
Snowman stick arms: E35, E59
Pink clothing: RV10, RV11, RV34
Blue clothing: B000, B01, B02
Mint green clothing: BG10, BG11, BG23
Snow: BG000, BG70, BG000

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
The Littles Winter Collection: Snowman Love - Stamping Bella
Winter Holiday Sentiment Set - Stamping Bella
Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 pad - Lawn Fawn
Mod square STAX - My Favorite Things
Stylish snowflakes - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard
pearls from stash

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Flowering bike

Hello lovely people,

I made this card back in August for my Mum's birthday and somehow it has slipped through the net for blogging so I thought I's share it today.

This card has a very Summery vibe to it; I can't believe it's now November and Autumn...and it will soon be Christmas - eek!

The stamp is quite a large one so I actually made this a 7" card, which I almost never do but it was definitely the right choice in this case.

Floral birthday card using Flowering bike image by Woodware

I really enjoyed colouring this beautiful image, partly because it's just really pretty and partly because I used my favourite colours :-)

Floral birthday card using Flowering bike image by Woodware

I added pearl details to both the image and the border.  I always forget about my border punches but I should use them more...this one is so lovely.

Floral birthday card using Flowering bike image by Woodware

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



Copic colours;
Bike frame: N0, N1, N2, N3, N4
Bike wheels: N3, N4, N5, N6, N7
Basket: E41, E42, E43, E44
Pink bits: RV52, RV63, RV55
Turquoise bits: B00, BG53, BG57
Leaves: BG72, G46, G28
Chicks: Y21, Y32, Y35
Ground: C00, N0, N1, N2, N3

Lovely things I've used;
Flowering Bike stamp - Woodware
Vintage Garden patterned cardstock - The Hobby House (not currently available)
Turtle doves papercut die - Creative Expressions (for the corner detail)
Twine, pearls, Kraft card from stash

Friday, 3 November 2017

Me love you

Hello lovely people,

I don't think I've posted on here since my last Dies to Die For DT card but it seems to be Friday again so it's time for another one, and I thought I'd do something non-Christmassy for a change!

Cute romantic card using Cave couple by Stamping Bella

Well, these guys are super adorable aren't they?!

Cute romantic card using Cave couple by Stamping Bella

I just love that cute sentiment and it fitted so beautifully onto one of the MFT speech bubbles :-)

Cute romantic card using Cave couple 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!

I'll be back to Christmas next time I think because my Stamping Bella Christmas stamps have arrived - squeeeeeee!!!!

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Cave girl hair: E50, E53, E55
Cave boy hair: E53, E55, E57
Cave boy loincloth / Cave girl bone: W1, W3, W5
Cave girl dress / flower: R81, R83, R85
Stem / leaves: YG61, YG63, G46
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Cave couple - Stamping Bella
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things
Essential speech bubbles - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Devoted 6x6 paper pad - Carta Bella

Friday, 27 October 2017

Beary cosy snow globe

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today using some more of my fab new MFT goodies.

I have developed a love/hate relationship with shaker cards...I LOVE the pretty sequin mixes and I  LOVE the finished result but HATE how fiddly they are to put together!

At least the MFT shaker domes make the construction quite a bit easier :-)

Trying to get decent pictures of this card was also not a lot of fun but that's what I get for doing it late last night with no natural light - lol!

Christmas snow globe shaker card using MFT Bitty Bears and snow globe die


The Bitty Bears are the perfect size to go inside the shaker dome and I've coloured this one white to make him a polar bear.

I've added an inked background and snowy hill and of course, that all important sequin mix, which is actually a mix of 2 mixes!

Christmas snow globe shaker card using MFT Bitty Bears and snow globe die

I shook the sequins around a bit for this angled shot...aren't they pretty?

And really, how cute is that little bear?!

Christmas snow globe shaker card using MFT Bitty Bears and snow globe die

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, 23 October 2017

A Very Merry Thoroughly Modern Miss

Hello lovely people,

From midday today you can get your hands on the Thoroughly Modern Misses from LOTV!!
They will be available as digi stamps and Simply Print sheets.

There are 12 modern girly images, one for each month, and today I have used the December image.

Christmas card using LOTV Thoroughly Modern Miss December

I love how stylish this little lady is and I do really enjoy colouring red so she absolutely had to have a red coat!

One tip I have for these images is to make sure you add a teeny little bit of pale blue to the eyes which helps to stop them looking flat...even white should be coloured - lol!

I've added tiny spots of Nuvo drops to the wreath.

Christmas card using LOTV Thoroughly Modern Miss December

I keep finding great ways to use my stitched rectangle dies and for this card I discovered that they look lovely with a frame layered on top!

Now, why is this is the first time I have used those tiny stitched tags when I have had them for ages?!  I guess they were waiting for just the right project - lol!

Christmas card using LOTV Thoroughly Modern Miss December

I've just been working this weekend so am enjoying a day off today and a spot of crafting!

I hope you all have a great week :-)

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Eyes: B0000, B000
Hair: E53, E35, E59
Coat: R37, R56, R39
Belt: W7, W8, W10
Leggings / hat: W0, W1, W2, W3
Boots: W7, W8, W9 (& W00, W0, W1 for fluffy bits)
Wreath / ribbons: YG93, YG95, YG97
Presents: E41, E42, E43
Ground: W00, W0, W1, W2, W3