Sunday, 20 April 2014

Spring Bunny with Eggs

Good morning everyone, 
Gretha here today on Easter Sunday, hope you have found your hidden eggs this morning

I made this card with Spring Bunny with Eggs 

I've coloured this image with the Distress inks and H2O
If you like more details of this card, please visit my blog

Tomorrow will Mary show you a beautiful creation
Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely Easter weekend

x Gretha 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Bunny Cupcakes

Hi everyone, Fleur here.

I'm standing in for Anne this morning, 
and I'd like to share my recent make . . . 

This is one of LOTV's older stamps, but perfect for so many occasions.
For more information of products please visit my blog

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Friday, 18 April 2014

Hoppy Easter

Morning, Jen here today whilst Anne is having a nice break...   
I thought I would show you an Easter creation using the very cute "Hoppy Easter" stamp.... 
Make's me want chocolate just looking at that egg!

I have kept it simple... would you expect anything else and simply coloured in the image using Stampin Up markers for the bright colours. 
Simply finishing it off with some signature stitching and a scalloped edge die.

Hope you have a great Good Friday!

Jen xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Rocking Horse

Morning everyone, Becky here today as our Anne is having a few days off over Easter.

I have made a card using Rocking Horse.

I have used distress reinkers to colour this sweetie in.

Thanks for looking,


Becky xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Fairy Friends mini hop…

Good morning crafty friends, thanks for visiting our Ideas to Inspire blog

Thank you for all your orders of the new papers pads, we’re so pleased that you love them as much as we do!

We’ll get them posted out as quickly as possible but please bear in mind that there is no post over the Easter weekend so they might take a few days longer than usual to reach you


We’re having a mini hop today, but first a couple of candy winners…

from Monday it was you Eemeli 

…and yesterday’s winner is CleverCrafter

Well done lovely ladies, email with your addresses



To celebrate our 10th birthday we are bringing out some new fairy stamps, watch out for sneaky peeks starting soon   ….they promise to be our cutest fairies ever!!

Before we start with the new designs the DT have been revisiting some of our older fairy images and today we are holding a fun hop using the adorable Fairy Friends stamp

We’ve all used this same stamp and have come up with some very different cards and projects to show you today

Just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each post, we’ll have a couple of winners and you will each be able to choose 2 of the small fairy stamps as your prize

We don’t know where the goodies are so make sure you visit and comment on every blog

The winners will be drawn at random from all the comments left on the 2 blogs where the prizes were hidden

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part;

Ideas to Inspire







Mary J




Some of our regular visitors will have already seen this fabulous exploding box but because we are using this stamp today I thought it was a good chance to show it again for our newer bloggers…

This was made by the very clever Katarina who used to be on our Design Team. She wrote us a tutorial to make the exploding box which you can find on the website here

You might have noticed that our Pops is joining in the hop too, Pops had a few things going on at home so she’s been taking a break from the DT and working behind the scenes for a while, lovely to have you back Pops!

Next stop is my blog here and if you get lost you can start again here at the beginning and pick the links up again

The winners will be announced next week


I’m having a few days off now so the DT will be taking over the posts, make sure you stop by and see what they’ve been making

I didn’t want the girls to have to be drawing candy winners each day so what we’ll do this week is have 2 larger prizes of sentiment stamp sets. I’ll draw the winners when I come back after Easter along with today’s hop winners. Make sure you still leave a comment each day to support the DT and also if you want to in the draw for one of those prizes

Have a fabulous Easter everyone, I’ll see you next week xx



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

More 10th Birthday Cards…



Good morning crafters, the new solid colour paper pads go on sale at midday today, they are fabulous block colours but they also have a textured effect so can be used on their own too as a feature paper and not just for matting and layering

Here are our winners of the last 2 pads that we had up for grabs as candy…

Our Promises pad from Saturday goes to…


and the Always and Forever pad that was Sunday’s prize was won by…


Well done ladies, please email your address details to

(please click on your name just to make sure it’s you as we have quite a few visitors with the same name!)


I showed you Kathy’s challenge card on Sunday and I have 2 more to share today

Our fabulous DT each made a card for our 10th Birthday and today I have these from Dena and Fleur


Emma Presents - Dena


Dena used Emma Presents on her pretty card and a greeting from the Simply Sophisticated set


Mirror Mirror - Fleur


…and Fleur has used Mirror Mirror along with a couple of Sentiment Tags on this lovely shaped card


The challenge is open until the end of April so still plenty of time to get your entry in

Leave a comment if you want to be in the draw for today’s candy, and tomorrow we have a mini hop so make sure you stop by!


Monday, 14 April 2014

Chocolate Factory…



Morning crafters, did you all have a fabulous weekend?

We’ve had some great comments about the new paper pads, I’ve been playing with them over the last few days and think you will find them so useful for all your cards and projects. They are especially great for matting and layering when you don’t always want to use your precious patterned papers

I’ll announce the winners of our final couple of solids pad in the morning before they go on sale, thanks all for joining in the draw and for your encouraging feedback


I have something completely different to share today…

Becky made this gorgeous card using one of our Mice stamps


Chocolate Factory - Becky

This image is called The Chocolate Factory

We have quite a few of these stamps with the cute little mice getting up to mischief and they suit all occasions

You can find them on the website in the ‘animals’ section

Bye for now…