Monday, 9 October 2017

Stamping Bella Marigold for Dies to Die For

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

 I'm here again with a little 

MODAY MORNING INSPIRATION 

for 


and this week I've been playing with another gorgeous Stamping Bella flower girl



And here's what else I used:


Have a lovely crafty week - see you next Monday.

TTFN
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Monday, 2 October 2017

New Home - New Beginnings for Dies to Die For

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here with my usual 

MONDAY MORNING INSPIRATION 
for 

and this week I needed to make a New Home card for my son and his family as they have just moved.

So I thought I would have a little play with the 


And if you would like to know what else I used to put this little card together here's the list - with the links - just incase you want to treat yourself :)


Thanks for popping by.
Have a FAB-U-LOUS day.

TTFN



Monday, 25 September 2017

You Are Beautiful - for Dies to Die For

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here a little later than planned today with my usual 

MONDAY MORNING INSPIRATION 

And this week I am thrilled to share this little beauty with you 


I worried about my colouring skills for this image but have to say that I was quite pleased with the end result - so if I can do it - anyone can do it.

Here's a list to all the gorgeous goodies I used from the fabulous 



Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous crafty week.

TTFN

Monday, 18 September 2017

Witch Way is the Candy? for Dies to Die Fo

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here with my usual 
Monday Morning Inspiration
for
DIES TO DIE FOR

and this week I just had to have a play with this adorable 'too cute to spook' witch - and to think I initially thought wouldn't 'need' this stamp and die set - who was I tying to kid lol!!!
And this little cutie is part of this stamp set:


Background created using Distress Inks:

Dusty Concord
Picked Raspberry
Broken China

Have a FAB-U-LOUS crafty week.
See you next Monday.

TTFN


Monday, 4 September 2017

Flower for a True Friend

Good morning my gorgeous crafty friends.

Apologies for my absence the last couple of weeks - unfortunately I was poorly and taken into hospital for a few days - but I'm pleased to report I am now feeling so much better and ready to get back into my little crafty haven.

So today I'm here with a little 

MONDAY MORNING INSPIRATION

for

DIES TO DIE FOR 

and I just had to play with this stunning floral image from Stamping Bella 
'A Flower for a True Friend'

I kept the design CAS to showcase the gorgeous image.

Here's a link to everything I used:

Lost & Found - Blush 

Have a fabulous crafty week.
TTFN


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Monday, 14 August 2017

Me Love You for Dies to Die For

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

 Here I am again with a little Monday Morning Inspiration 
and this week I've been playing with one of my new Stamping Bella stamps from 

 
Here's the links to products used:


Copic Sketch Markers
Rhinestone Hearts 
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink

Have a lovely crafty week - see you next Monday.

TTFN

Monday, 7 August 2017

Mason Jar of Flowers for Dies to Die For

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

I'm here again with a little Monday Morning Inspiration 
and this week I've been playing with probably my MOST favourite floral stamp from 

Here's what I used:

Copic Sketch Markers
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Button Twine
Adhesive Pearl
Have a lovely crafty week - see you next Monday.

TTFN

Monday, 31 July 2017

More Sketchy Flowers for DtDF

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

I'm here again with a little Monday Morning Inspiration 
and this week I've been playing with my MFT Sketchy Flowers again from 




This time I coloured the stamped outline flowers with Copic Markers and mounted them onto an inky background created with Distress Inks squished onto an acrylic block and spritzed with water.

Here's the links to all the fabulous items from DtDF online shop:


Have a lovely crafty week - see you next Monday.

TTFN

Monday, 24 July 2017

Chrysanthemum Birthday Greetings for DtDF

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here again with a little Monday Morning Inspiration 
and this week I've been playing with some totally scrummy stash from 

DIES TO DIE FOR


I just love the gorgeous summery colours of this card - so bright and cheery.

I created the sparkle behind the die cut panel using Versamark, Stamp n Bond and lashings of Glamour Dust - so sparkilicious!!!

Here are the links to the items used:

Memory Box Chrysanthemum Collage Die
MFT Hello
MFT Blueprints 15
MFT Blueprints 18
MFT Dots & Stripes Sorbet
YNS Jessica with Cupcakes
for the Birthday Wishes sentiment
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry & Squeezed Lemonade
Glamour Dust
Stamp n Bond

Have a lovely crafty week - see you next Monday.

TTFN

Monday, 17 July 2017

Sketchy Flowers Happy Birthday for DtDF

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here again with a little Monday Morning Inspiration 
and this week I've been playing with some totally scrummy new MFT stash from 


I love all things floral and these Sketchy Flowers matching stamps and dies are fabulous and so versatile.
You can simply layer the stamped outline with the solid stamped in the ink colour of your choice if you're in a hurry and have no time to colour - or get your preferred colouring medium out and have fun colouring the stamped outline yourself.

For this design I went with the layered stamped look.

Here are the links to the gorgeous stash used:


Have a lovely crafty week - see you next Monday.

TTFN

Monday, 10 July 2017

Happy Birthday from Stamping Bella Orchid Girl for DtDF

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here with my usual little Monday Morning Inspiration using some gorgeous stash from 


I recently had a play day with the lovely Sue and Kat and as always they totally inspire me to colour every time we get together so this week I have a card to share using the adorable 
STAMPING BELLA GARDEN GIRL ORCHID


And here are the links to all the gorgeous products used:

Echo Park Birthday Wishes 

Isn't it great to have crafty friends that always inspire you.
Thanks for popping by.

Have a fabulous crafty day.
TTFN

Monday, 3 July 2017

Flashy Florals - Sending Best Wishes Your Way for DtDF

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. 

I'm back with a little Monday Morning Inspiration using some gorgeous stash from 


and this week I have played my fabulous FLASHY FLORALS from MFT 
and stamped them with some gorgeous MFT Inks - SET 17

 And here's how it turned out:


Just so you know here are the links to all the fabulous products used:


Hope you feel a little inspired to have a crafty play day.
Thanks for popping by.
TTFN

Monday, 19 June 2017

Dog & Doggie for Dies to Die For

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you are well and enjoying the glorious weather we are having in the UK - I know for some it is a struggle with the heat but for me personally I love it :o)

Today I would like to share with you my DT make for

DIES TO DIE FOR

I made this card only yesterday morning with the purchases I made at DtDF the day before in Telford - so I broke my record for using new stash the fastest.

There is a 'meaning' behind the choice of images on this card - when Jack was very small he and John would play a game where Jack would say Dog and John would reply Doggie - they would do this repeatedly and for some strange reason they thought it was so funny - the best bit for me was hearing them laugh so much together - so when I saw this set of stamps I just knew I had to have them!!!




John also used to play both the drums and the guitar (not both at the same time lol!!!)

Card Ingredients:

Image: Mama Elephant Rock and Paws Stamp Set
Mama Elephant Rock and Paws Die Set
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Paper: Best Creations Rock Star
Sentiment Stamps - Free with this month's Making Cards

Thanks for popping by and for all your continued support.
Have a fabulous day.

TTFN

Monday, 5 June 2017

Birthday Cupcake Greetings for Dies to Die For

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
I'm back again with my usual Monday Morning Inspiration for 


And this week I have gone all girlie girlie with a super sweet image from 
I decided to do  bit of paper-piecing - something I've not done in ages.
The rest of the image was coloured with Copics - and I had another go at leaving a little teeny bit of white in the hair - quite pleased with the end result - but still a long way to go.

This card was for my snuggalicious Granddaughter Ruby Mae's 4th birthday yesterday


Here's the links to the other items used:

Image & Sentiment: 'Jessica with Cupcakes'
Design Paper: Doodlebug 'Sugar Shoppe'


Hope you have a fabulous crafty week.
TTFN





Monday, 29 May 2017

Birthday Candles for Dies to Die For

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are enjoying the extended BH weekend.

Today I'm here with my usual little Monday Morning Inspiration for


 And this week I have a male card to share with you using some fabulous MFT Birthday Candles Dies and bright papers but it could equally be suitable for a female - just change up the colours :o)


And here are the links to products used - just in case you want to treat yourself :o) 


Thanks for popping by.
Have a wonderful crafty week.
TTFN 


Monday, 22 May 2017

Discover Your Wings

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Today I'm here with my usual Monday Morning Inspiration for 

 And this week I have a little piece of 
Home Decor to share with you - using some beautiful elegant stamps by Taylored Expressions


I started by painting an MDF heart using two gorgeous Chalk Paint colours by Viva Decor - Revive and Vintage - Just tore across a piece of paper and masked off one half then painted with one colour and then flipped the paper over and painted the other half with another colour.

When the paint was dry I added some Crackle Medium over the top and when that was dry I stamped the images and sentiment using Ranger Black Archival Ink.

I also stamped one of the large butterflies onto patterned paper and adhered along the body and added   that on top of a stamped butterfly on the MDF heart - lifting the wings for some dimension.

 Here's a link to all of the gorgeous DtDF stash I used:


Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Here's to a fabulous crafty week.

TTFN

Monday, 1 May 2017

Happy Birthday Dude for Dies to Die For

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I'm back with my usual Monday Morning Inspiration for 


 I had to make a card for my nephew who was 6 years old last Friday and that gave me the perfect excuse to ink up this uber adorable Cowboy Dude from Stamping Bella 



And if you have a special dude that would like a card with this fabulous image (just to let you know we have a female version just as adorable for all the special dudettes) then here's the links to the items used:

Design Papers: Bo Bunny 'Surprise'
Colouring Medium: Copics 

It's also my birthday today and my DH has planned a surprise for me - I'm sooooo excited and can hardly wait to find out what it is!!!

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous crafty day.
TTFN

Monday, 24 April 2017

Flutterby Butterflies for DtDF

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

I'm here with a little Monday Morning Inspiration using probably my most favourite-ist  crafty theme of Flutterby Butterflies :) as my DT project for 


For today's piece I went down the 'Arty' route and had a play with creating a colourful inky background for my gorgeous MFT B butterflies to flutter out of
I created the background using my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - I simply scribbled different colours onto a clear plastic bag - a cello card bag would be perfect - then I spritzed with some water and then pressed my white card onto the plastic bag to pick up the ink.

When it was dry I positioned the Butterfly Dies where |I wanted them and then die cut. Then I over-stamped the butterfly die cuts with the co-ordinating stamp - using Archival Black Ink.

I adhered the die cut inky background  onto a base card and then after shaping the butterfly wings I adhered them back into the die cut background - just putting the adhesive along the centre of the body so that the wings could be lifted and it looks like they are fluttering out of the background.

Finishing with one of the co-ordinating Sentiment Stamps.

And here are the links to the gorgeous MFT stamps and dies:


Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous crafty day.
TTFN

Monday, 10 April 2017

I Just Luuuurrrrvvvve Flutterbys

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.

Hope you have been enjoying the fabulous weather we have had this weekend in the UK. We spent most of it in the garden - just lovely to have a bit of sun on the skin and fresh air in your lungs - what a difference it makes to how you feel.

So today I'm here with a little Monday Morning Inspiration and this weekend I've been playing with some of my new stash from 


and when I saw the new release from MFT this time included my all time favourite flutterby butterflies I just could not resist!

So here's a CAS design I put together yesterday


And here are the links to the items used:


You just gotta love flutterbys - don't ya?

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous crafty day.
TTFN


Monday, 3 April 2017

A Mason Jar of Flowers for Dies to Die For

Good morning lovely crafty peeps.

Today I'm here with a little Monday Morning Inspiration for 

 This week I've had a little play with one of my (current) favourite floral stamps


Love the simplicity of the image - perfect for CAS style cards - or dress it up with some fabulous patterned paper for a more dramatic effect.

Card Ingredients:

Colouring Medium: Copics

Before I go I would just like to share some of my favourite photos of last week:

Starting with my little Prince - my Grandson Oliver at his karate graduation ceremony


Then my 3 beautiful little Princesses - my Granddaughters Lola Arizona, Ruby Mae and my newest little Granddaughter Scarlett Melodie


Thanks for popping by and for all your continued support.
Have a wonderful crafty day.