Saturday, 26 January 2013

♥ LOVE ♥

I just sat down with some die cuts and put together this wee card for a couple of challenges :)  I'm happy with the result :)
All the dies are from Wplus9 apart from the spotty circle with heart {it's from Papertrey ~ love lives here}
I'm entering my card into:

Less is more {sketch}
Addicted to CAS  {heart}

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend ♥
Also don't forget to checkout our latest challenge over at Let's Create and Craft {CAS ~ love}

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

♥ Let's Create and Craft #62 .. CAS ~ Love ♥

It's Challenge time with us over at Let's Create and Craft :)   This challenge is to make a CAS ~ love themed card.  My team pals have created beautiful cards and a lovely set of stamps from Clearly besotted for the winner :)  We would love for you to share your creations with us

Supplies used:

Wplus9 heart stacking dies
sentiment Clearly besotted
gem & pearl stones
Design paper MME

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

♥ Birthday Wishes ♥


Hi there, just over a week from my last post, haven't been feeling too great (".)
Just decided to make this wee card and has anyone "ever??"  left a die in their Cuttlebug by mistake while trying to cut out another die??? ..   Well I just did :( and totally "crushed"  one of my new Die-namic fishtail dies :(

I used my new Wplus9 nesting heart dies and butterfly die from Clearly besotted.  the birthday sentiment is also from Clearly besotted and the little curly wirl  :)

have a lovely evening ♥

Monday, 14 January 2013

♥ Daring Cardmakers ~ use ruffles ♥

It's been a long time from I joined in with Daring Cardmakers Challenge.  So when I seen this weeks challenge "use ruffles" I just had to make a card using some of the gorgeous pleated ruffled satin ribbon I won from The ribbon girls :)
The stamp is from My mind's eye and the paper .. Echo Park (Victorian gardens).  Thank you stamp is from Papertrey.

Thanks for stopping by ♥

Sunday, 13 January 2013

♥ Flutterby Dreams ♥

Hi there :)  I received this beautiful set of stamps from my long time blogging friend ~ Mandy :) :) ~ Thank you soooo much Mandy!! ;)
We started blogging the same time back in 2007 and I am a design team member for Mandy & Eileen over at Let's Create and Craft ♥  
I just opened the set this evening and sat down to make this card for 2 challenges:

Cas-ual friday's ~ A round of applause ~ use at least one circle

Dynamic Duo's ~ yellow & green {which is something different for me .. LOL .. as you know i'm a pink girl}

The beautiful stamps are from Clearly besotted stamps and if you love to stamp and love great quality stamps I highly recommend this company.
I used Versafine inks and stamped all 3 butterfly images first and then punched them all out using my circle punch.  I put 3d sticky pads to raise up the middle image.

Thanks for stopping by ♥

Thursday, 10 January 2013

♥ Another card for Die-ing for a challenge ♥

I have another card to share with Die-ing for a challenge :)  the theme is "Celebrations"
I made this cute little baby girl card using the following dies:

CC Cutters banner
Papertrey baby giraffe
Papertrey note die
Nestabilities square beaded die

Added a bow and some pearls and the sentiment is from Daydream designs  
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

♥ Twinkle toes ♥

Another card to share today :)  This is one of my favourite stamp sets from Clearly besotted .. "Twinkle toes"
totally adorable and very very cute :)
I stamped the little ballerina in smokey grey (Versafine ink) and added little pink gem stones.
The gorgeous ruffled pleated ribbon is from The Ribbon Girls (I actual won a lovely bundle of goodies at Christmas)  The design paper is Cosmo Cricket and the sentiment is also from the "Twinkle toes" set.
Don't forget to check out our current challenge over at Let's Craft and Create challenge ~ Anything goes and the fabulous prize for the winner :)

Have a lovely evening
Marlou ♥

♥ Let's Craft & Create ~ Anything goes ♥

Hi everyone :)  It's our first challenge of 2013 over at Let's Craft and Create and we would love to see you join in with your talent.  There is a fabulous prize for the winner ~ a beautiful stamp set and matching die from Clearly besotted :)
Here is a list of what I used to create my "thank you" card:

Die-namics ~ fishtail banners
Echo park ~ victorian gardens DP
Clearly besotted ~ butterfly die
Wplus9 ~ leafy branch die
Papertrey ~ notebook die
Papertrey ~ thank you stamp
pearls & bling

Hope you can join us
have a fab day
Marlou ♥

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

♥ Guest designer for CAS-ology ~ ♥

I was very overwhelmed when I received an email from Melissa and the team at CAS-ology to be this week's guest designer :) :)  ... and without hesitation I said "Yes" ... :) 
The "cue" word this week is winter.  So I got out these Kim Hughes stamps with this adorable snowman and matching sentiment.  I kept my embellishing to a minimum just adding a little blue "bling" for snow and some baker's twine and a little pearl in the letter "O".
Pop over and see all the teams fabulous creations and join in with the fun :)

Have a fab day
Marlou ♥

Sunday, 6 January 2013

♥ The Paper Players ~ Love is in the air ♥

As a new year has started I have found some new challenge blogs to join in and play along the fun :)
This new one {to me } ... The Paper Players challenge this week is .. "Love is in the air" ♥
I used Wplus9 "LOVE" die as my main image and layered a heart circle from love lives here Papertrey die set and the design paper is also Papertrey.   If you zoom in picture you will also see I have added heart die border from Memorybox.

Two posts in one day, I have been feeling
quite creative this weekend :)

Marlou xxx ♥

♥ With gratitude ♥

Back again today with another black, white and pink card {love this combo of colours}
Design paper is from Papertrey and the butterfly stamped on butterfly die both from Clearly besotted and also the "with gratitude" sentiment.
I'm entering this card into "Less is more challenge" ♥

Have a lovely day
Marlou ♥

Saturday, 5 January 2013

♥ CASUAL-FRIDAYS ~ Thank You ♥

This week's challenge over at CASUAL-FRIDAYS is "Thank you" ... again, you can never have too many thank you cards at hand :)   These are the fabulous new butterfly dies from Clearly Besotted, which I cut out using some Papertrey raspberry fizz cardstock and added some pearls.  the tag is also from Papertrey and the thank you sentiment.  Music DP .. Echo Park (Victoria gardens) and the white leaf branch is from Wplus9

Have a lovely weekend
Marlou ♥

Thursday, 3 January 2013

♥ Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes ♥

My new stamps and matching dies arrived this morning from Clearly Besotted and I couldn't wait to get them stamped up :)  The matching dies are amazing!  they even cut through felt for me :)
This is a little gift card, always handy to have at hand :)
I stamped this cute little guy on the matching die in versafine toffee ink and just "had to" add pearls to his eyes .. LOL ;)
I mounted on 3d pads on a tag inking around the edges with white ink, added some jute and stamped the
sentiment directly onto the card.
I'm entering my little gift card into Papertake Weekly challenge ~ Anything goes ♥

Have a fab day
Marlou ♥

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

♥ CAS-ology Challenge #25 ~ New ♥

A very Happy New year everyone :)  Here is my first card for 2013.  I finally got opening my Die-namics number dies and used colourful dotty papers.  Layered them on Papertrey notebook die and sentiment is from Clearly Besotted signature Christmas set.  I added a red felt star topped off with a pearl and some yellow spotty paper I found lying on my desk ... LOL .. inserted under the note paper.
The challenge over at CAS-ology is .... "New"  so im joining in with my card :)

Enjoy your New Year's day
Marlou ♥