Sunday, February 26, 2017

Marianne Dies

Today we are featuring Marianne Dies. I absolutely love these dies.The oval has been around awhile, but I just got it. It is so versatile. My use is vertical, but go look on the web and it is stunning in a horizontal format.
The image above is ephemera found on the web. They look pretty much the same. One is pink, one is peachy. The roses on the card below are from Germany.

Bunny is from a Marianne collage sheet. The Butterflys are from Authentique paper pack.

Think this grey one is my favorite!
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Just a couple cards to show you today. The first is another red heart that didn't get in the first post. So, I think they are pretty, and wanted to share!
So this is large, but is turned out so nice. Just needs some pearls and more glitter! I used a template for the "Romantic Swing Card" from a company called dutch doobabadoo. Just google it and you will see a huge variety of images, from basic shapes, stars to teapots, cameras and more. You are supposed to cut with your x-acto I am sure, but I started the cuts, then used a detail scissor. Next I will feature the gatefold. So easy!
Thanks for looking!
Celebrate with something yummy, chocolate??

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Today is February 12th. It is almost Valentines day. These 'valentine' cards feature a Marianne heart die. It is sooo lacy & pretty. Hope you enjoy! 
This card and the next one  are both the same. The lacey edges on the side of the heart is a circle die that came with another set.

A little valentine card inside

The next one is the folded heart.
Who says Valentine has to be red or pink??
Thanks for looking!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

We have more of the 'ribbon laced' cards. I have had fun doing them, I hope you enjoy! Oops!
Tell me this isn't adorable!!!

Eleven months to go!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ribbon Square Die.

My intent was to show these pics side by side so you could see the difference. This one was taken with the newer Sony. Both pictures had the Auto contrast added in photoshop. Otherwise they were taken in the same light, same conditions, same exact time etc: On my screen the Sony looked better than the Canon, but right now... well, I'll let you be the judge!

S'Mores Milkshakes in Martini glasses??

S'Mores an Cream puffs

First day of February!

Already, it is the 2nd month of 2017. Hope you enjoy this first post. This is about my latest obsession, a Marianne 'ribbon' die. Luckily, I didn't get the round one, (just the square), or this post would be really Long!! In the first part of this I get to compare two cameras,two shots.  Lets get started!

These are a few of the Marianne Designs Cutting sheets. They are only .84 a sheet! Yes, they are from the BUDDLY Crafts in the UK. The shipping is reasonable and it takes 11 days.  About 6 days then it depends on where you are in the USA. The Cartoppers are shown below. They are $2.63 for 3 each of 7 images. They are windmills, houses, snow covered trees, or fields and winter animals. They are a perfect size for the ribbon square die.

The cards above were taken with the canon SX201. 18 megapixel. Love this camera. It is my 'go to" and has been for 4 years. It is bigger than a  'point & shoot' but ALOT smaller than the D70. So the next picture is the same card taken with the Sony A6000. It is about the same size as the SX201 but it has 24 megapixels. It shoots in RAW. It is a long & techie story, but it does almost everything that the D70 does!!  Love the low light capabilities!