Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sunny flower fairy

Hello lovely people,

We have a new 'Use any image' challenge starting over on The Ribbon Girl blog, so you can enter with any type of project as long as you include an image.
There are loads of fab prizes up for grabs too :-)

I have, of course, popped a few gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl on here and you can find all the product links at the end of this post.

This card seems really appropriate for the beautiful sunny weather we are having in the UK right now!

Sunny floral fairy card using Echo Park papers, embellishments from The Ribbon Girl and Fairy sunny day digi image from Tiddly Inks

I cannot tell you the last time I used a Tiddly Inks image and I sooooo enjoyed colouring this cute fairy; I knew she would look lovely in sunny colours :-)

Sunny floral fairy card using Echo Park papers, embellishments from The Ribbon Girl and Fairy sunny day digi image from Tiddly Inks

I've used a pretty flower border but only wanted a little bit showing for detail, and then I added foliage with a new leafy die cut into small sections; this will be another well-used die I think!

Sunny floral fairy card using Echo Park papers, embellishments from The Ribbon Girl and Fairy sunny day digi image from Tiddly Inks

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 thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to The Ribbon Girl and have a little browse around!

I hope you all have a beautiful day and can enjoy the sunshine :-)

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



Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04
Hair: E53/35/59
Dress / shoes: BG13/15/49
Band on dress / wand glow: Y13/08/19
Flower petals: Y15/17/38/YR16
Flower centres: E37/39/18
Leaves: YG23/25
Wings: BG0000/000/10/11/13
Wand: E43/44

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;


Other card ingredients;
Fairy sunny day - Tiddly Inks
For you circular sentiments - Lili of the Valley
Floral dance Die-sire Edge'ables - Crafter's Companion
Leafy branch die 5 - Moda Scrap for Elizabeth Craft
Other flowers - from stash

Friday, 16 June 2017

You are Mermazing!

Hello lovely people,

As this posts, I will be heading home from a week in Cornwall (near Penzance)  and the weather has been mostly good with quite a bit of sunshine so we did lots of walking and sightseeing.

Oh, and ate a cream tea almost every day...of course!

Today I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you and before I left for holibobs I just had to squeeze in a little play with my mermaid stamps from MFT.  These are from the May release and I already have my June release goodies on the way - lol!

I've also used several elements from one of the MFT Blueprints set.

Cute mermaid card using Mer-mazing stamps by My Favorite Things

Mermaids are perfect for trying out different hair colours and I also LOVE colouring their tails to give a scaly look :-)

I cut out the mermaid and rock with the matching dies and layered them together for my scene; maybe next time I'll also try colouring the background but I do like the quirky look of the DP.

The frame was created by using 2 separate stitched circle dies and then I stacked 3 frames together for depth.

Cute mermaid card using Mer-mazing stamps by My Favorite Things

I have always admired the scattered sequins on other people's cards but never really felt like I could use them effectively on my own...until now!

I was really happy with the sequins on here and it didn't even take me long to place these; it does help to have REALLY pretty sequins - lol!

Cute mermaid card using Mer-mazing stamps by 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 thumbnails 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: E000/00/21/11/04
Hair: V01/05/09
Tail / top: BG000/B00/BG01/02/05/07
Star: Y32/21/35
Rock: W1/2/3/4/5

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Bike ride with bunny

Hello lovely people,

Today I have a card using a very select few goodies from The Ribbon Girl.

I totally intended to add some clusters of flowers but once I had the letters in place, it just looked a little busy, and I was more than a little bit happy not to cover those GORGEOUS papers!

Girly card featuring girl on bike (image by Lili of the Valley)

As you can see, this was a personalised card, which was a commission for a work colleague.  I was delighted when she picked out this image for the card because this pair are utterly charming and I knew they would be so fun to colour :-)

Girly card featuring girl on bike (image by Lili of the Valley)

As I said, I didn't add much in the way of embellishment but the ribbon is really pretty with a lovely texture and matches the papers perfectly.

I can highly recommend the self-adhesive pearls as well; they are fab!

Girly card featuring girl on bike (image by Lili of the Valley)

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 thumbnails 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;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04
Hair: E53/35/57
Pinafore: R81/RV34/RV17
Shirt / top: B000/00/BG53
Socks: B0000/000
Bunny / bunny ears: N0/1/2/3/4
Inside bunny ears: R0000/000/00/01
Bike frame: B00/BG53/57
Bike wheels: N3/5/7
Bike pedals / handle: N2/3/4
Shoes / basket: E41/31/55
Ground: E40/41/31/55

Lovely things I've used from The Ribbon Girl;


Other card ingredients;
Inside and out stitched rounded square STAX - My Favorite Things
Stitched alphabet - My Favorite Things
Stitched numbers - My Favorite Things

Friday, 2 June 2017

Vintage style stitched flowers

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and I am revisiting the pretty stitched floral dies that I used last week, but this time in a vintage style.

This is just a dinky little card at 10cm square, and isn't it always useful to have a few thank you cards on standby?!

Vintage floral thank you card

I do think it's fun to see how the same product looks in different styles.  I would have said that my preferred style was vintage but actually I think I am leaning more towards a cleaner, more modern style these days...but it's nice to do both!

The frame and word are 2 layers of card glued together as it gives a nicer dimension to them.

Vintage floral thank you 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 thumbnails 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;

Friday, 26 May 2017

Wedding fun

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and I thought I'd have a play with another new Stamping Bella image, especially since it is pretty much wedding season now.

Oh, these cheeky little chicks always make me giggle!

Wedding card using Stamping Bella wedding chicks

I am never too sure about yellow colour combos for these guys though, so I tested about a dozen and found a few I liked, but this was my fave.

I also struggle to think what colours to use for cake so thanks to Elaine (Marker geek) for giving me inspiration for this colour combo; I would never have thought to use B60 in the mix but it works perfectly!

Wedding card using Stamping Bella wedding chicks

Apologies to all those I keep on tempting but that little clip is from another newly acquired MFT die set...another 'must have' - lol!

Wedding card using Stamping Bella wedding chicks

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 thumbnails 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: Y21/15/19/YR23
Beaks / feet: YR15/68
Cake: C0/B60/C3 & blender
Hearts / flower: RV34/17
Leaf: G43
Swags / bowtie: BG53/57
Plate: BG0000/000
Ground: W00/0/1

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Studying hard

Hello lovely people,

Is everyone getting nice and warm now?!  I am soooooo hoping for a long sunny bank holiday weekend :-)

This is the last DT card I have made so far for the launch of all those fabulous new LOTV images.  I am not surprised that they have been hugely popular so far.  I know there are loads more I can't wait to use!

This is a fantastic image for good luck cards and especially at this time of year as many kids/teenagers start to get their heads down and study for exams...I'm glad those days are behind me - lol!

Girl studying at desk (image is Jasmine studying by Lili of the Valley)

Jasmine seems to have it all under control with everything organised and her books carefully marked with little flags.  I used to do that too!

Girl studying at desk (image is Jasmine studying by Lili of the Valley)

I found the perfect little tab detail in one of my MFT Blueprint sets.  I absolutely love how useful these are and can feel a new addiction coming on!

The sentiment banner is from a different MFT Blueprints set...see, sooooo useful!

Girl studying at desk (image is Jasmine studying by Lili of the Valley)

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




Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E53/35/59
Jumper / bow: RV23/25/29
Jeans: B91/93/95/97
Desk / chair: N0/1/2/3/4/5
Lamp: N0/1/2/3
Lightbulb / glow: YR30/Y23/YR12
Book / pen pot: BG53/57
Pale book: BG0000/000
Book pages: E40/41