Friday, 15 December 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hello lovely people,

It's not long to go and I still don't have all the Christmas cards I need, so guess what my Dies to Die For DT card is today?!

Cute snowman Christmas card using Santa's Wonderland by Neat and Tangled

I definitely didn't need any more Christmas stamps but somehow a set from Neat & Tangled came home with me when I was on the DtDF stand at the last Motorcycle Museum show!

This little snowman and the sentiment are from that set and there are a whole heap of other cute images in there too.

I did basically the same design with the penguin from the set, but he was feeling camera shy and I don't have a photo of him!

Cute snowman Christmas card using Santa's Wonderland by Neat and Tangled

I hope you have all been enjoying some Christmas crafting!

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;
Snowman: C00, N0, N1, N2
Snowman buttons: N5, N6
Snowman nose: YR14, YR07
Mint green: G000, G00, BG32
Lilac: BV000, BV00, BV11
Snow: B0000, B000, B00

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Santa's Wonderland stamps - Neat & Tangled
Graphic grid pastels 6x6 paper pad - My Favorite Things 
Square Peek-a-boo window - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Crystal Glamour Dust

Friday, 8 December 2017

Elves with treats

Hello lovely people,

I'm ashamed to say I have quite a few lovely Stamping Bella Christmas images that haven't been inked up yet, so I'm using one of them today for my Dies to Die For DT card.

Colourful Christmas card using Stamping Bella Littles Elves with treats

I absolutely love these little elves...just look at their adorable little pointy ears and those little legs...sooooo cute!

I'm not sure if they're packaging treats for all those good children (and adults!) or just stuffing their faces!

Colourful Christmas card using Stamping Bella Littles Elves with treats

It's another super simple layout from me but I did find the perfect little candy cane die to use as a co-ordinating detail. 

The sentiment is from a lovely Stamping Bella Christmas sentiment set and I've used a new tag shape to cut it out.

Colourful Christmas card using Stamping Bella Littles Elves with treats

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
Red bits: R27, R46, R39
Green bits: YG03, YG25, YG17 (except sweet: YG01, YG03, YG25)
White bits on sweets / leggings: W00, T0, T1
Gingerbread man: E31, E34, E35
Belt buckle: Y17, Y35, Y38
Hat bobbles / ground: W00, T0, T1, T2

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
The Littles Christmas Collection: Elves with treats - Stamping Bella
Winter holiday sentiment set - Stamping Bella
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things
Slim tags trio - Mama Elephant

Other ingredients;
Joyous 6x6 paper pad - Authentique
Twine, Crystal Glamour Dust, Candy cane die - from stash

Friday, 1 December 2017

Festive bottle tags

Hello lovely people,

I'm afraid I'm back to being busy behind the scenes with not much happening on my blog!

But since it's Friday I have a Dies to Die For DT project to share :-)

"I love wrapping bottles" said pretty much nobody ever, so these bottle gift tags are the perfect answer!

...and yes, you could still wrap the bottle if you were so inclined - lol!

Christmas snowflake bottle tags using MFT dies

I've used a brilliant die from MFT to make it super easy to cut the base shape and then used some fab festive dies to decorate them.

I LOVE these snowflakes :-)

Christmas snowflake bottle tags using MFT dies

I liked the linked chain circle dies but wasn't sure I would use them...then they just somehow came home with me after I was helping out on the DtDF stand at the Motorcycle Museum...and they were perfect for this project...hurrah!

I love a story with a happy ending :-)

Christmas snowflake bottle tags using MFT dies

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,


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