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Sunday, 31 August 2014

You're a gem!

Hello everyone!  I hope you've had a lovely weekend.  I spent mine today for my belated birthday day out with my family at Leeds Castle, which funny enough is nowhere near Leeds.  Still, it's conveniently situated for us and they had a medieval thing going on so there was plenty to see, learn and eat!  A great day out.

I also managed to squeeze in some crafting time this evening and made a thank you card using the brilliant SugarPea Designs Go-pher It stamp set...

I used Echo Park Simple Life papers, layered some die cut grass and used my Darice weaved embossing folder.  I love the sentiments in this set - makes it so versatile.  Take a closer look...

Okay, I am off now - back to work tomorrow so an early start for me tomorrow unfortunately.  I'll be back on Tuesday though with my Whimsie Doodle DT make - see you then!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Winter wishes

Yes, I know we're technically still in our Summer, but, boy, it feels like Autumn here in the UK!  We're already putting the bed blanket on at night and I'm wearing my thermo wellies on the dog walks.  NOT GOOD!  Still, it helps to get you in the mood for making Christmas cards and here is one I made today using those gorgeous new Lili of the Valley goodies...

I just love these new Art Pads - brilliant for creating fast Christmas cards of which I have many, many, many to make!  This little fella with his sweet squirrel friend is from the 'Tis the Season pad and he very conveniently goes well with the Festive Trimmings 8" x 8" paper pad.  All I added was a strip of holly embossed cardstock and some punched snowflakes from DCWV glitter card topped off with sequins for a bit of shimmer.

I'm off to bed now but I'll be back tomorrow with my SugarPea Designs DT post - see you then!

Lili of the Valley reminders!

Hi everyone!  Quickly popping in to let you know that there's still time to join in with this month's Christmas in August challenge over at Lili of the Valley!

For those of you who can join in, I'll have everything crossed that you'll win one of the three prizes!  And if you don't have time to join in, there's also candy to be won every day at the moment just by commenting on the Ideas to Inspire blog too!

I'll be back later with a little Lili of the Valley inspiration - see ya then!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Back to school Luka

It's another La-La Land Inspiration Friday and this week the design team had the theme of...

Back to School

...inspiration!  Here's my make using the very sweet Back to School Luka and Picket Fence die...

Face: E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Outfit: B93, B37, B39, Y13, Y35, Y38, C01, C03, C05, C07, R22, R27, R29

It always amazes me how creative and crazy talented this team is!  Don't forget to check out all the current goings on over at the La-La Land Crafts Facebook Page and on Twitter!

Thanks for visiting and have yourselves a fab weekend!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Baby it's cold outside

Hi everyone!  I'm here today to share this fun Christmas card...

I love this little guy!  He's from the Brrr stamp set for A Jillian Vance Design and I also used the snowflake stamp from the set too.  I used K and Company papers and created the snowline with some Glossy Accents sprinkled with American Crafts glitter to make it pop.  Here's a look at the whole set...

Isn't it fab?  I love the little outfits and the igloo and the sentiments are so cute!  I can see I'll be making quite a few of my Christmas cards this year using this set!  I'm off now - enjoy the rest of your day!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Gifts on the tree

I'm here today with another Christmas card that only took me 20 minutes to make.  These Lili of the Valley Coloured Art Pads save so much time and that's just what you need to get that conveyor belt of Christmas cards finished!

This image is sooooo adorable and beautifully coloured.  The rubber stamp version called Gifts on the Tree can be found here.  I also used papers from the Festive Trimmings pad and a sentiment from the Christmas Wishes set.  The snowflakes are made using a Martha Stewart punch and I simple topped them off with some white buttons from my stash.

I'll be back tomorrow with my SugarPea Designs DT make - ttfn!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Nautical tag

Over at the La-La Land Crafts blog this week we're having a tags or tickets inspiration week. I went for a tag using the new fab dies Wheel and Anchor dies and the Diamond Wire die...

I love those dies!  This'll look perfect on a man's present, don't you think?  Check out the rest of the gorgeous tags and tickets over at the blog here.

I'll be back this weekend with my Lili of the Valley DT post so see you then!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Penguins are so cute!

There's a new SugarPea Designs challenge starting today and the theme is Anything Goes!  So here is my DT make using one of my all time favourite sets Rice Rice Baby...

I can't stop using this little fella - he is so cute and so fab to colour in too (read that as "quick"!!).  I used a Sizzix triangle embossing folder for the background and some Digital Design Essentials stripey with a touch of red and orange.

You can use any stamp you like for these challenges but if you win and use a SugarPea Designs set, we'll top your voucher up to $15!  Check out the deets and more gorgeous DT inspiration over at the blog.

Thanks for visiting and I'll be back on Friday with my DT make for La-La Land Crafts - ttfn!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Club La-La Land Crafts - the August kit reveal!

Have you heard about the Club La-La Land Crafts yet?  It's where you pay for a monthly subscription for an EXCLUSIVE kit!  Each month you will receive a surprise package containing an EXCLUSIVE Kit 
based on your subscription!  The products (stamps and dies) included in the Club Kits won't be available for purchase outside of the Kits until one year after the release.  There are two kits to choose from and you can check out the differences on this post here.  

So today the design team are revealing the August kit - and you're going to be sorry if you didn't sign up for this month's because it is gorgeous!  I've made two cards with the kit and without further ado, here is my first one...

Isn't she beautiful?  She is called Sitting Mermaid Marci and I also used from the kit the Seashell and Rocks and Seaweed Border and Under the Sea die set.  I matched her up with Bo Bunny papers and used my Embossilicious polka dot embossing folder for those bubbles.

Here is my second card...
I love these cute fish and the dies are so gorgeous!  From the kit I used the fishes and sentiment from the Sitting Mermaid Marci stamp set and also the Seaweed Border and Under the Sea die set.   The papers are by KaiserCraft.

These cards were so fun to make and I can't wait to for the next kit to arrive - hurry up September!!

There is more gorgeous August kit inspiration over at the La-La Land Crafts blog here.  I'll be back tomorrow with my SugarPea Designs DT post so see you then!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Ready. Set. Blow!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I'm determined to enjoy today and not let thoughts of work tomorrow get me down!  Last week was so busy and next week looks like to be another packed out week of work, work, work!  But I managed to squeeze in a little crafting and created this birthday card using the fabulous Blow Me Away set by SugarPea Designs...

Super sweet set, don't you think?  And I totally love the font of the sentiments in this set too.  I used papers from the Lili of the Valley Up, Up and Away pad and some little die cut balloons to finish it off.

Okay, I'm off to do a little gardening this morning (groan) and as it's raining this afternoon I'm going to do lots of crafting (yay!).  Ta ta for now!

Friday, 15 August 2014

What a doll!

Over at the La-La Land Crafts blog we're having a colour challenge inspiration week. I went for the green and purple...

This is the gorgeous Paper Doll Marci Hearts stamp with matching sentiment.  I also used the Whimsical Tree die, Cherry Blossom Flowers die and the new and very beautiful Lattice Doily Border die.  The papers are from the Lili of the Valley Timeless Victorian pad.

Check out more gorgeous DT inspiration over at the blog here.  I'll be back this weekend with my SugarPea Designs DT post - see ya then!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Sweet penguin pals!

Hi everyone, hope your week has started well.  It's very raining here in the UK and it's got colder - it really does feel like our Autumn has arrived a month early!  Hey ho, what can one do?  Apart from get the Winter woolies out!

So, I'm back today with another quick make using one of the new Lili of the Valley Coloured Art Pads...

I try not to use this layout too much - but I do love it so!  I used papers from the Festive Trimmings pad and the sentiment is from the new Christmas Wishes set.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the holly and berries.

If you like the image but want the stamp, they are already available in the store here.

I'll be back later in the week with some more makes - see you then!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Easy peasy Christmas card!

Quickly popping in with my Lili of the Valley DT card using one of the new Coloured Art Pads that will be available in the store from Thursday...

These new art pads are so gorgeous - again!  This little lady is from the Vintage Christmas set.  I also used papers from the 'Twas the Night pad and the sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes set.  I simply framed the gorgeous using a Memory Box Holly Vine die with some teeny tiny flat backed pearls.

Enjoy the rest of your day and I'll be back very soon with another make using one of the new art pads - ttfn!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Sweet2Repeat blog hop!

(Please scroll down for my La-La Land Crafts inspiration post!)

Yes, it's me again, two posts in one day!  And I'm back for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat blog hop!

Today all the SugarPeas are showcasing more ways to use the last gorgeous July release - Seaside WishesGreat CatchSpare Me and Twinkle Twinkle.  Here is my DT make using Great Catch...

I can't get enough of this guy - so perfect for my dad who is a keen fisherman!  I love the sentiments in this set too - it makes this set so versatile.  I matched him up with Digital Design Essential papers and My Favorite Things dies to create a simple scene.

Want this set for free?!  Just join our hop and leave a comment at each spot along the way for a chance to win $10 to spend on some SugarPea sweetness of your very own!

I hope you enjoy the hop!  I really am off now but I will be back over the weekend with my Lili of the Valley DT post - ttfn!


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