Friday, 18 May 2018

Flamingo Friday!

Hello lovely people,

My Dies to Die For DT card this week uses one of the brand new MFT stamp sets; well, how could I say no to some fabulous flamingos?!

Funny handmade card with pink flamingo (image/sentiment from Let's Flamingle from My Favorite Things)

Pink, a bit of sparkle and a punny sentiment...I reckon this card has it all - lol!

Funny handmade card with pink flamingo (image/sentiment from Let's Flamingle 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 below or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a fabulous day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Let's Flamingle stamp set - My Favorite Things
Let's Flamingle dies - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 1 - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
Sequins from stash

Copic colours;

Flamingo body / wing: RV11, RV13, RV14
Flamingo beak: RV10, RV11 and N7, N9
Let's Polka in the Meadow 6x6 paper pad - Lawn Fawn

Friday, 4 May 2018

Floating in space

Hello lovely people,

I have a Dies to Die For DT card for you today and since it is International Space Day today I thought I'd link in with that...yes, I'm aware it's also Star Wars Day...a happy coincidence this year!

Handcrafted Space Explorer Card (image is Space Explorer by MFT)

I'm really enjoying creating backgrounds for my characters with Distress Oxides and I especially love the effect of adding water to them. 
I wanted to create a 'spacey' feeling for this one (obviously!) so first I used a spray bottle from overhead to give a misting of fine dots and then added in some bigger splotches with the end of a paintbrush dipped in water.

Handcrafted Space Explorer Card (image is Space Explorer by MFT)

I love how cute his little silver tubing looks but please don't ask me why it goes into the eyelet on the sentiment...it was one of those 'I just thought it looked cool' moments!  I guess not everything has to make sense in crafting...it's just art!

Handcrafted Space Explorer Card (image is Space Explorer 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 or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for popping in to my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!



Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Space explorer stamp set - My Favorite Things
Space explorer Die-namics - My Favorite Things
A2 stitched rectangle STAX 2 - My Favorite Things
Inside and out stitched circle STAX - My Favorite Things

Copic colours;
Skin: E50. E51, E21, E70
Hair: E53, E35, E57
Spacesuit: C00, C1, C2
Darker grey bits of spacesuit: C2, C3, C4
Blue details: B02, B04, B06
Green details: YG06, YG07, YG09

Distress Oxide colours;
Seedless Preserves
Wilted Violet
Mermaid Lagoon (very tiny amount)


Other ingredients;
Silver twine from stash

Friday, 27 April 2018

Garden gnome

Hello lovely people,

Is it going to be sunny or rainy today?  It's anyone's guess as it seems to be a very mixed bag this week!

It was sunny when I created my Dies to Die For DT card this week and I think maybe you can tell that it influenced my make a little?!

Handcrafted card with gnome among flowers (image is Gnome Bouquet from Stamping Bella)

I was sooooo very restrained with the last Stamping Bella release but I definitely had to have at least one of the super cute gnomes :-)

Handcrafted card with gnome among flowers (image is Gnome Bouquet from Stamping Bella)

I love this sunny colour combo; to think that yellow was once a rarely used colour for me and now I use it quite a bit!

Handcrafted card with gnome among flowers (image is Gnome Bouquet from 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 wish you all a lovely day!



Copic colours;
Skin: E50, E51, E21
Beard / flower centres: T0, T1, T2
Flower petals: Y13, Y08, Y15, Y19
Stems: YG23, YG25
Hat: BG45, BG05, BG07

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;
Gnome bouquet - Stamping Bella
Sentimental Too dies - Avery Elle
Sentimental Too stamps - Avery Elle
Inside and out stitched square STAX - My Favorite Things

Other ingredients;
DP: various from Echo Park pads
Crystal Glamour Dust

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