Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sarah

Yoo-hoo chaps!

Squirrel here today on what is (here) a rather nippy November day.  It's warm hat,
coat and boots weather - all you need is a furry friend to finish it all off


So, the yummy things used here are

Right then, when did I put my bear ....

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx


Friday, 17 November 2017

Cosy lights

Happy Friday everyone...it's Kat here!

You may have noticed that I have been on a roll with my Christmas cards...well, I really do love making them :-)

However nice it is to make those special cards for special people, it's also great to have some designs that you can make in batches but still look really stylish...so this was my attempt at that!



I've used digital sentiments for these, but you could use a stamped sentiment just as easily.

How gorgeous and cosy do those lights look in the knit effect papers?!


If you would like more details on how I created these cards then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a fabulous day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Walrus, the Polar Bear and the Penguin

It's 'Hump Day' so I'm here with my mid-weekly dose of cuteness from Dies To Die For using this adorable image called The Walrus, the Polar Bear and the Penguin Stuffies from Stamping Bella
.

I love these Stuffie images and wanted to keep the image as the central focal point. I've added a narrow matting layer of dusky blue and embossed a layer of white card as a background, stitching both layers.






Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 12 November 2017

let yourself sparkle...

Happy Sunday everyone!

It's Sue here today and I'm trying to get ahead! (ha! I wish - more like trying to catch up)!

I could n't resist this gorgeous image and *needed* it as soon as I saw it!
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating
love from Sue...xxx

Please visit me at 
tanglemouse cards
if you want to find out a bit more about how I made this card.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Edna Needs A Martini

Hello all, Squirrel here again with another big 
whack of sunshine and a smile

You might have noticed this little lady earlier in the week on my own blog, but hey, I absolutely
love her so why not use her again



There is something about Edna that I find hard to resist, perhaps
it's the sassyness that I relate to!

Bottoms up - shaken not stirred of course.

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Friday, 10 November 2017

Snowman Love

Hi everyone...it's Kat here!

I did say I'd be back to Christmas cards this week and I've dived straight into my gorgeous new Stamping Bella stash for this one...


Aren't these guys soooooooo cute!

If you would like more details on how I created this card and a list of the Copic colours I used then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Oliver Loves to Celebrate

Cards don't come much more simple than today's, but I'm on a mission to ensure that I have enough Christmas cards for the guys in my life!  I'm horrendously bad at making cards for the gents, but I'm hoping this one is suitably non-fussy while still being adorable (which satisfies my need for cuteness!).  The stamp is Owliver Loves to Celebrate from Stamping Bella and I've used the sentiment which comes from the same set.







Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 3 November 2017

Me love you

Hi lovely people and Happy Friday...it's Kat here!

I've snuck in a non-Christmassy card this time so I could play with this super adorable Cave Couple from Stamping Bella.


I might be back to Christmas next time though as my gorgeous new Stamping Bella Christmas stamps have just arrived - squeeeeeeeee!!!

If you would like more details on how I created this card and a list of the Copic colours I used then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Santa's Elves

I've been getting inky again with my ink pads and daubers to create a background for some die cut images.  I 'cased' a card from Karin using the Santa's Elves stamp set.  I liked it so much that I made 3 using different elves from the same set.

To create the circle I cut a circle from paper and then use that as a template to ink some Tumbled Glass working my way inwards from the edge getting slightly lighter towards the centre.











Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with some inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog featuring more awesome Stamping Bella stamps!

Tracy has all the gorgeous new Stamping Bella stamps and coordinating Cut It Out dies available on the website now. If something is out of stock, use the notification feature on the product page - that way you can get a heads up as soon as it comes back in!




Now, I know I've used her on a Halloween card here, but this gorgeous little witch doesn't need to gather dust all year. Cute little witchies aren't just for Halloween, especially when there are no pumpkins or jack o lanterns in sight!

Personally, I'm partial to a little magic all year round. ;) She'd be just as gorgeous on a bewitching birthday card.

Colouring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink

Copic Colouring Video:

Watch me colour gorgeous little Hattie below or in HD over on my YouTube channel.  I now create videos for all the Stamping Bella releases, so make sure you check out the playlists over there! Full Copic details are supplied in the videos




That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!



Monday, 30 October 2017

Let it Snow

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

Debs here again with a little Monday Morning Inspiration 
and this week I've gone VERY Clean & Simple - maybe because that's all time allowed or maybe because that's what we need to do for Festive batch card making :o) 



Here's the list of goodies I used:


Have a lovely crafty week - see you next Monday.

TTFN
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Friends till the end

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here :)


How cute is this little witch? She's from the Friends Till the End Stamp Set by the amazing Deb Davis. (I met her at the Whimsy Stamps Retreat and she is 'such' a cool girl.) I love that she (the witch, not Deb!) looks like she has had one too many of whatever it is that witches sip by the pool, but still managed to slap on some lippy. Go girl!


I doodled my spider webs. Clearly I also had one too many of whatever it is that witches sip by the pool, because there are cobweb doodles included in this stamp set too ;)

Make it Colour Blending Card 

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.  

Friday, 27 October 2017

Beary cosy shaker card

Hi everyone...it's Kat here!

Well look at that...the adorable Bitty Bears from MFT are just the perfect size to pop into the shaker domes!


Shaker cards are not the easiest to photograph, especially late in the evening with no natural light - lol!

I shook the sequins around for this angled shot and I just have to say...how ridiculously cute is that little bear?!


If you would like more details on how I created this card and a list of the Copic colours I used then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Halloween Hello

I 'cased' a card by Tara following her fabulously easy tutorial for a night sky background using my DI pads and a dauber.  I did get quite inky fingers though, and only the finger with the dauber seemed to escape!  

I stamped the bat and then masked it with a fussy cut version that I'd stamped onto a post-it note.  The moon was a simple circle which further masked the card. I then used my dauber to ink from the edges inwards getting lighter as I moved inwards.  

When the masks are removed the moon looks like it 'glows'. I added a bit of shading to the moon itself, coloured the bat and stamped a sentiment.



Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Merry Christmas from Santa and his Reindeer

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with some inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog featuring more awesome stamps from the Stamping Bella Holiday 2017 release!

Tracy has all the gorgeous new Stamping Bella stamps and coordinating Cut It Out dies available on the website now!






I am a sucker for a cute Santa stamp, and this one ticks ALL the boxes, even without those ridiculous and adorable reindeer! I think he's going to need more than a bit of magic dust to get them pulling his sleigh!

Colouring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink

If you would prefer to create your own scenes, you can get Santa, the reindeer, the sleigh and gifts in the Little Bits Christmas Collection Santa's Gifts stamp set (coordinating die set also available). I'll show a card I made with these and some of the other stamps another week!

Copic Colouring Video:

Watch me colour Santa and his Reindeer below or in HD over on my YouTube channel.  I now create videos for all the Stamping Bella releases, so make sure you check out the playlists over there! Full Copic details are supplied in the videos




That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!



Sunday, 22 October 2017

Whimsy Stamps October Release

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I have another packed post for you today, so I will keep the blah blah to a minimum! The October release from Whimsy Stamps. Yum. There's a little bit of everything...


St. Nicholas. Check.


Angel Blessing. Check


Christmas Bear. Check. 

Sorted!

Products Used...
Whimsy Stamps St Nicholas Clear Stamp Set
Whimsy Stamps Angel Blessing Clear Stamp Set
Whimsy Stamps Christmas Bear Rubber Stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Hugs and kisses

Happy Friday everyone...it's Kat here!

Today I have a romantic little number using the fab Xs and Os stamp set from MFT.


That's it!  A short and sweet post from me today but if you would like more details on how I created this card and a list of the Copic colours I used then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a fabulous day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Witch Way is the Candy?

Halloween is creeping up on us and I've created a little topical card for Dies to Die For using and MFT set called Witch Way is the Candy.   I stamped and masked a circle and my characters before inking the whole cardbase with DI using some daubers and then watercoloured my image, adding some creamy yellow and a spot of pale grey to the moon for texture.  I sprinkled some water over the background to resemble a starry galaxy sky and matted the whole panel on black card. 







Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Stamping Bella Holiday 2017 Release!

Hey everyone it's Elaine, back with some inspiration today here on the Dies to Die For blog featuring more awesome stamps from the Stamping Bella Holiday 2017 release!

Tracy has all the gorgeous new Stamping Bella stamps and coordinating Cut It Out dies available to preorder now! There's a little something for everyone, I think, from adorable new Littles and Little Bits sets to a stylishly festive Uptown Girl, with some Stuffies, Tiny Townies and Squidgies in between. ;)






I used a few of the new stamps on this one, to create an adorable scene.

Colouring Medium: Copic Markers, Distress Ink

Copic Colouring Video:

Watch me colour the Winter Backdrop below or in HD over on my YouTube channel.  I now create videos for all the Stamping Bella releases, so make sure you check out the playlists over there! Full Copic details are supplied in the videos




That's it from me today! Happy shopping and happy stamping!



Sunday, 15 October 2017

too cute to spook!...

Happy Sunday everyone...

It's Sue here today with something spoooooooky!
Although we don't really 'do' Halloween at home I do love making Halloween cards, especially with witches as cute as this one!
Ingredients (potions)! (-: 
Pumpkin Die is similar to - Spellbinders - Pumpkin Accents
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating
love from Sue...xxx

Please visit me at 
tanglemouse cards
if you want to find out a bit more about how I made these cards.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Puddle Jumping Twila

Hello lovely peeps, Squirrel here - sorry there was an absence last week, I've been a bit
poorly, but here is the little cutie that had been planned but not posted



and the lovely things used are

She certainly looks more energetic than I have been feeling lately!

Hope you are all germ free.

Hugs, Squirrel xx



Friday, 13 October 2017

Oh deer!

Hello everyone and it's Kat here!

I fell in love with the Dashing Deer stamps from the latest MFT release as soon as I saw them and couldn't wait to play with them.


This really is a dear little deer...and a super cute birdie too!


If you would like more details on how I created this card and a list of the Copic colours I used then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx

Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Reindeer Kitty

As soon as I saw this guy in a recent release from Whimsy stamps I knew I wanted needed him. I've used the sentiment that comes with him and shaded it in an ombre style. 

I showed the finished card to my hubby who said 'Who are you gonna give that to? They might take offence at the sentiment".  

I told him I was planning on giving it to him.  ;0)




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 9 October 2017

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Stamping Bella Christmas Release Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

And am I being lovely to you or what? Because I'm not going to talk, I'm just going to show! 

Polar Bear and Mousie

Tiny Townie Annie the Angel 


The Littles Mr Raccoon and the Winter Tree


The Littles Elf with a Reindeer on Top


Tiny Townie Rita and her Reindeer


And that's it! This Stamping Bella release will be arriving in store soon.

Products Used...
My Favourite Things Lucky Prints Paper Pad
Die-Namics Lucky Stars Die Set
Whimsy Stamps FaDoodles Stamp Set
Die-Namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax Die Set
Mama Elephant Snow Flurries Die Set
My Favourite Things Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright Paper Pad
Make it Colour Blending Card

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.