Sunday, 4 December 2016

Make a Scene!

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


Don't you just love making a scene sometimes? ;) Of course pulling together lots of different elements and doing it yourself can seem a little intimidating, so you'll love the stamps from the new DoveArt Studios Release. All the work is done for you, so all you have to do is stamp, and colour. Sorted!

I enjoyed colouring Horse Barn so much, I went straight onto Bridge Over Water. I just haven't made a card with it yet.


Products Used...

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

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Holiday Anya 5...........


Morning all!!

It's a Lou day for a make today and I have turned my little coloured TGF Holiday Anya 5 into a 'something' now!!!! she is just so sweet it was really easy to have some festive fun with her.

I have to admit to having a 'get the die to cut them out' addiction recently but it is just so nice to get that perfect little white edge around the stamp and so much fun ti watch it come to life like that with a little foam to pop her out underneath.

Thank you for popping in
Hugs Lou xxx

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Merry Everything

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


So. That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention. It's coming. It's coming fast. And while I'm still not prepared to admit this, out loud and in a public place :) I will admit I had better start making some cards. And fast. Anyone know the last postal dates?

Merry Everything!


Products Used...

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

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

May All Your Wishes Come True

Hey everyone, it's Elaine, back again to share some more Stamping Bella inspiration today on the Dies to Die For blog.

Instead of sharing another Christmas card, I thought I'd share a little inspiration for your Christmas wishlist. ;) Who wouldn't love to find some of the gorgeous Bellas from Stamping Bella under the tree?



Stamp: Stamping Bella Balloonabella (incl. sentiment).
Colouring Medium: Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils.
Paper: Hot pressed watercolour paper.
Misc: MISTI Stamping Tool, Distress Inks
 
Just love her. So pretty, and a lot of fun to colour. You can find the rest of the revamped Bella stamps HERE at Dies to Die For.
 
If you would like to take a look at how I colour using coloured pencils, I filmed the colouring of another of the Bella images - Flowersbehindmybackabella.
 
Watch the video below or in HD over on YouTube.
 

 
As you can see, I use the pencils themselves to blend, without any solvent.
 
That's all for today, see you again next week. In the meantime, happy colouring!
 
~Elaine aka Marker Geek
 
 
 

Monday, 21 November 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Good Morning everyone...
Happy Monday!

Sue here today.

Did you know there are only 33 days until Christmas /: and only 4 more weekends!

I bet you are all really glad I've told you that!

I really enjoyed colouring this beautiful image by Jennifer Dove - it was a happy challenge!
Papers - Echo Park Winter Wishes 6 x 6 Pad
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting
love from Sue...xxx
If you would like to know a bit more about how I made this project please feel free to visit me at 



Sunday, 20 November 2016

Cuddle Mice

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


Have you seen the latest release from Whimsy Stamps? Oh. My. God. Adorable! This image is called Cuddle Mice, is from said release and proves the point! They will be arriving in Store, very, very soon...

Products Used...
Whimsy Stamps Cuddle Mice Rubber Stamp
Whimsy Stamps Winter Wishes Paper Pad
Make it Colour Blending Card

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

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Tiny Ninja's...................

HI-YAAAAAA!!

Little Mo kapowing in for you today! I have had a couple of weeks settling back into my school routine after the holidays but I had to have a make this morning because my new Mama Elelphant Tiny Ninja's arrived and I couldn't wait to rip them out of the packet!!!

I decided on a black and white theme for my card and used mummy's Die Namics Blueprints 24 for my card layout. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Blueprints sets! it makes it so much easier for me to learn the mechanics of putting a card layout together.

Thank you for popping in
From Mo!!!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Christmas Cheer.....

Good Morning!
Another Christmas make using this fab sentiment from one of my favourite Christmas movies!!
This is from a brand new set from Kraftin' Kimmie called Christmas Cheer


I made a festive feel watercolour background and then stamped and embossed with some sparkle powder.......added a little bit of twine and a bell for some jingle!!

Have a fab day!
Jane
x

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Koetie.......

Stamp- Koetie.
Morning everyone!

It's an oldie but oh so goodie make from me today. I have had this stamp for ages and never used him until last night and I don't know why! I absolutely love it but have never got round to popping some ink on him.

One of my BF's little baby boy is poorly in the hospital so I wanted to make him a little shaker card. I think he will like watching the little balls and stars wiggle around when he feels a bit better.

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Sending Christmas Cheer!

Hey hey, it's Elaine, back again to share some more Stamping Bella inspiration today on the Dies to Die For blog.

How are you doing with the Christmas card preparations? In full swing? There's still time, but it's running out fast!

Luckily there are some great stamps that will have card recipients exclaiming with festive glee, but which won't take you a lifetime to colour. Here's a card featuring one of them!



Stamp: Stamping Bella Chickadeer (incl. sentiment).
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
 
Love this little guy. He's so...chirpy...Ha! The background did not take long to add, and Chickadeer would look fantastic without it too! Depends how much time you have to play with, and how big that festive to do list is.
 
Watch me colour Chickadeer in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.
 

 
You will find all the Copic Marker info listed in the video.
 
Watch how I added the simple background using Copics in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.
 

 
That's all for today, see you again next week. In the meantime, happy colouring!
 
~Elaine aka Marker Geek

Monday, 14 November 2016

Reindeer food...

Happy Monday everyone...

Hope you're having a good one whatever you're up to!

Sue here today and I am playing with reindeer (:
Reindeer food is such a fun project and tiny tots (and not so tiny tots)! adore it.
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting
love from Sue...xxx
If you would like to know a bit more about how I made this project please feel free to visit me at 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Snowman Present



Hi Everyone, it's Faye here :)


Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the Colouring Snow Class I taught at the last Dies To Die For Craft Event in Surrey. We were discussing snow. Lol, obviously! It can be really easy to reach for the same Copics when we want to colour something. For example, my go to colour blend for snow is C0, C1 and C3. That's the three markers I reach for, without really thinking about it. Until I thought about it! In our class we played with other combinations for snow, but ironically, the sample I am sharing today is with my old time favourite. 

I coloured the image with these colours to match the Whimsy Stamps Winter Wishes Paper Pad, but when I came to make the card, I felt there was too much going on, so I went for a very clean and simple card. 

Anyway, I promise the next time I colour snow, I won't automatically reach for my favourite. Maybe I'll get a new favourite. You'll have to keep an eye on me, won't you?!


 Products Used...
Whimsy Stamps Snowman Present Rubber Stamp 
Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Dies
Make it Colour Blending Card

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

Friday, 11 November 2016

Let it Snow.....

It's Friday!!
I have another Christmas card to share today using a cute wee penguin from the Let it Snow set from The Greeting Farm.....



I die cut three penguins, hats and scarves and then gave each a different colour....with a  little added sparkle of course!
For the background I used the falling snow and snowflakes from the set stamped with Versamark and the embossed with sparkle powder then I used Tumbled Glass Distress ink.


Have a wonderful day!
Jane
x

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Fang-Tastic Beast......


Morning all (.....just!!!),

Its Lou in with a make for you today and I was having an 'ooooooh lets mix and match' moment this morning!!!

I wanted to make a little something for my little guy who has had a rough couple of weeks and we are very proud of him for just pootling along in his normal Little Mo way despite feeling a bit mehhhh! (he's a trooper bless him, I think he fared better than mummy and daddy through it all!!).

So a good old inking of a couple of my fave stamps sets mixed together and oh my!!!! Shaker Pouches, soooo much fun!!! wahhoooooo!!! a Little Mo treat was made!! I took a squidge of extra time to pop a strip of the paper left from the front of the treat holder to cover the little treat holding part and it really lifted it so don't throw those scraps of paper away peeps!! 

The sentiment from the MFT Frightfully Fun Halloween set was just perfect for those cute little beastie fangs!!!

Thank you for popping by
Hugs Lou xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

May Your Season Be Merry!

Hey everyone! It's Elaine, back again to share some more Stamping Bella inspiration today on the Dies to Die For blog.

I can't believe we're now in November. This year has been a bit of a whirlwind. If only we could slow it down a little before we hurtle into the festive season. No use wishing though, might as well just crack on with the cards!

Here's one featuring a favourite new Tiny Townie image from the latest Stamping Bella release.



Stamp: Stamping Bella Pamela the Poinsettia (incl. sentiment).
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
 
Love the Tiny Townies, they are just so sweet.
 
Watch me colour Pamela in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.
 

 
You will find all the Copic Marker info listed in the video.
 
That's all for today, see you again next week. In the meantime, happy colouring!
 
~Elaine aka Marker Geek

Monday, 7 November 2016

Away in a manger...

Good Morning everyone, Happy Monday!

Sue here today with a beautiful stamp that I could n't resist when we were at the pop up shop last weekend.  (Along with all the other goodies I could n't resist)! /-:
I have been humming Away In A Manger to myself all weekend!...and you'll all be humming it too now!


Thank you for popping by.

Happy Crafting
love from Sue...xxx

If you would like to know a bit more about how I made this card please feel free to visit me at 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sleepy Bunny Wobble

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


How adorable is this bunny? And. How cute is the bunny's bunny?! Yeah, I want them both to come and live with me. I could love them and squish them and call them my own. *Sigh* Moving swiftly on, if you want Stamping Bella Sleepy Bunny Wobble to come and live with you, pop over to the Store. You might need My Favourite Things Painted Prints Smitten too. Oooh, and the new Offer of the Week is up too. Just sayin'! ;)

Products Used...
Stamping Bella Sleepy Bunny Wobble
My Favourite Things Painted Prints Smitten Paper Pad
Make it Colour Blending Card

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

Friday, 4 November 2016

Seasons Greetings......

Good Morning!
A Christmas card today using two cute sets from Paper Smooches...coloured with my watercolour and a few sequins added for some sparkle.....got to have some sparkle at Christmas time!


ITEMS USED
PAPER SMOOCHES WARM HEARTS
PAPER SMOOCHES SWANKY SNOWDUDES

Have a great day!
Jane
x

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Snow cool........

Morning everyone!

Lou in for you today with a make using Lawn Fawn Snow Cool. This is such a sweet little set and wahooooooooooooo! it's not geared to only being a christmas set! which was blooming fabulous as my friend's will be moving in a few weeks time and a winter new home card is just what I wanted to make!! yey!!!!

I had a couple of my little Die Namics Stitched Jumbo Fishtail banner Stax left that I had made up to make a banner for the open day with some Lou colouring on, they are so easy to make and a whole tonne of fun for just having some colouring fun. The post service devoured my first banner (...grrrrr....) so I made another as quickly as I could.

Because it was already made up, I quickly cut out another banner frame in paper to pop over the top of my made up banner piece to protect the frame as I stamped. I wanted my little scene to be confined within the frame.

I stamped my first little igloo and then masked it off to get the other 2 on there, placed either side of the first one.....( let's take a moment to thank the delicious Misti for it's help in the making of this card!! oh my days, I can't tell you how easy it makes it!!).

A little pop of putting the 2 super cute penguins popped up on some foam and then making up my little sentiment finished with a snowflake and poomf!!!! cute new home card a la Lou'd!! he he!!

Thank you for popping in
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

MFT Stamps Happy Hedgehogs Card

Hi everyone! Elaine here, with a little MFT Stamps inspiration for you today on the Dies to Die For blog.
I am a sucker for hedgehogs. I've loved them since I was very small. My Dad always used to buy me little hedgehog toys and books, some of which I still have. So, I obviously had to have the MFT Stamps Happy Hedgehogs clear stamp set (there's also a coordinating die set)!

Here's a card I created using the set:


Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Paper: Make it Colour Blending Card, Echo Park Digital Paper.
Misc: MISTI Stamping Tool, Distress Ink
 
I filmed the colouring process so you can take a look at how I approach colouring a little scene for the hedgies to sit in.

Watch me colour the hedgies in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.



You can see all the Copic colours I used listed in the video above!

That's it for now! See you again next week.
 
~Elaine aka Marker Geek

Monday, 31 October 2016

With lots of love...xxx

Happy Monday everyone.

Sue here today feeling thankful for lovely friends after our wonderful weekend at the DTDF pop up shop and colouring event.

Squishy, girlie pink card from me today then! (with flowers)!
Thank you for popping by.

Happy Crafting
love from Sue...xxx

If you would like to know a bit more about how I made this card please feel free to visit me at 


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Getting Festive with Christmasgiftabella

Hey everyone! Elaine here, with a little festive inspiration today on the Dies to Die For blog.

I've got another card to share with you featuring one of the recent Stamping Bella Holiday 2016 releases, available at Dies to Die For. Over the past couple of weeks I've shared some autumnal inspiration, but as time is ticking by and that holiday is creeping ever closer I thought I should share something a little *whisper* Christmassy.

Here goes!

I'm definitely a fan of the revamped Bellas. I remember when I first came across Stamping Bella around ten years ago, and fell in love with the cute, fun, but somewhat simplistic Bella stamps. Fond memories! The new versions of the Bellas are amazing, and totally up to date, with much more scope for colouring.



Stamp: Christmasgiftabella (incl. sentiment).
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
 
 
Lots of colouring fun to be had with this one. You can add pleats/folds to the dress like I have, or colour more simply. She looks gorgeous either way.
 
If you're looking for some pointers on colouring this image, and specifically in colouring pleats and folds using Copic Markers, click through to check out my blog post: Copic Pleats & Folds Step By Step with video.
 
Watch me colour Christmasgiftabella in the video below or in HD over on YouTube.
 

 
That's it for now! See you again next week.
 
~Elaine aka Marker Geek

Monday, 24 October 2016

Frightful Friends

Good Morning lovely friends
Sue calling!  I can't believe it is Monday again already!

We now have less that one week until our fabulous Dies To Die For Event, I don't know about you but I am super excited!

plus....something spooky is happening soon!
Thank you for popping by.

Happy Crafting
love from Sue...xxx

If you would like to know a bit more about how I made this card please feel free to visit me at 


Sunday, 23 October 2016

That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention Bunnies

Eeepers, I'm late off the block today! Hiya, Faye here :)


Ok, so I'm late getting my post up today, but at this rate, I am going to have at least five That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention Cards ready, ahead of the last posting date. Woooohoooo!

These bunnies are included in the new release from Whimsy Stamps. Aren't they cute?!

Products Used...
Whimsy Stamps Christmas Bunny Row 
Whimsy Stamps Christmas Cheer Paper Pad
Whimsy Stamps Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots
Make it Colour Blending Card
 
Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Reindeer Games............

Good Morning!
Getting my Christmas on today....I was inspired to make this card after watching this video
I have used Mama Elephants Reindeer Games for this card....loving these cute wee guys!

ITEM USED

Have a lovely day!
Jane
x

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Ewe are the best......


( used inside for writing on).
Papers- from my scraps box.
Morning everyone!!

I have been busy cooking away this morning so only just got time to sit down and get my blog post done! my house smells yummy!! I am going to get my homemade soup once I have written this post as my reward for not forgetting!! he he!!

This is my mum's birthday card. I love these twist and pop cards and have been making them for some time now but a lady I follow called Dawn did an amazing tutorial for them that makes it sooooo much easier to make them. You can find it HERE ON THIS LINK

I used some scraps of paper from my scarps box for the patterned pieces and then it was time for those super super cute MFT Ewe are the best sheep. My mum loves sheep so these stamps and their matching dies just rock in our house!! we use them tonnes!!!

Here is how it looks when it's open....(....and it still looked like that when my mum opened it because I totally forgot to write in it in my excitement when I finished it and put it in the envelope.....!!!!!)...

I love how you can showcase a few of these gorgeous stamps with this card fold! and here's a video of it opening because I just love it!!!!! Hugs Lou xxx