Saturday, 30 June 2012

Goodbye to Gretha….




Good morning bloggers, it’s the last day of June which means we sadly have to say goodbye to our guest designer of the month.

Gretha has made some beautiful things for us throughout the month and this last one is no exception;


3 Gretha June Daisy Chain 2




She’s used our daisy chain stamp to make this gorgeous little girlie door hanger



3 Gretha June Daisy Chain



Supplies are as follows;

Papers - My Minds Eye `lost and found`

Doily – Cheery Lynn `Italian Flourish`

Flowers - dienamics

Twigs - Martha Stewart punch

Label – Doohickey Magnolia

Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch

Birdcage -  Marianne Design Creatables

Lace - Marianne Design

Roses - Wild Orchids crafts

Organza ribbon, rope and pearls from stash.



Isn’t it lovely? I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Gretha’s creations in June and that’s it’s given you some inspiration (which we all certainly need!), you can see more of her work on her blog here and I’m sure she’d love it if you’d pay her a visit.


Makes sure you pop back tomorrow when I’ll be introducing you to our new guest designer for July

Friday, 29 June 2012

A little bookmark…

Good morning crafters, I hope this terrible rain hasn't affected you where you live, the Summer is a bit of a wash out so far isn't it.

My daugher is doing Race For Life tomorrow at Temple Newsham in Leeds, we've had everything crossed for a nice day but the forecast is not good.

So many fetes, festivals, sports day etc have had to be cancelled, it's such a shame.

I have a treat for you today! Lena Katrine has made this divine little corner bookmark using one of the new little stamps from our Summer Bears companion set.

How cute is this!

The companion set is an A5 sheet with 7 stamps and 10 sentiments that can be used alongside our Summer bears stamps or on their own.

At just £12.50 for the set it’s great value for money too.


She’s used Promarkers and Prisma colour pencils to colour the image and I think it would make a lovely little gift


Lena left our design team a while ago but she still occasionally does sneak peeks for us using our new images. She's made another one which I will be showing you in a few days time so don't miss that.

Have a lovely day, and do stop by again tomorrow for some more ideas and inspiration

Anne  xx

Thursday, 28 June 2012

A card from June….



Good afternoon crafters, apologies for the late post today but thanks so much for stopping by

Today’s lovely card is by our June and she’s used sending love from the new Summer bears






June has also used one of our circular sentiment stamps, this one is from set 7 ‘for you’, these are so handy to have in your crafty stash and are used by all our design team


Have a lovely evening everyone and make sure you pop back tomorrow when I’ll have a little treat for you from one of our past DT members, the very talented Lena Katrine

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

A couple of cuties :0)

Good morning today I am sharing 2 of the gorgeous new bear images that are now available to buy, first up is Bobbing on by...

Here is a close up of this cutie...

Then Fun Birthday I wish this was my pile of gifts :0))

And here is a close up of this cutie too...

Both are coloured with copics and lots of stardust for sparkle, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Summer Bears

Hello! Fleur here
Hope you've got your orders in for the new stamps,
I'm sure you'll agree, they are just the most adorable images.

Here's some cards I have made using them

Posy Trio
  & Girlie Banners

Fun Birthday
& Sentiment from stamp

Close of Tag ~ Using an image from the companion set.

Bobbing on By
Sentiment from Stamp & Simply Sophisticated

Sunny Days & Smiles
& Vintage Sentiment ~ Just to Say

Thanks for looking,
drop by tomorrow to see some gorgeous cards from Pop's

Monday, 25 June 2012

More Summer Bears….




Hello again, how’s your day going so far?  ….good I hope!

We’re spoiling you with 2 posts in one day but I can’t resist showing you all these cards using the new Summer Bear stamps which are out today.

These were made by our Pops  and the first one is using ‘sending love’ which you can find here


Pops Sending Love 


    Pops Sending Love 2



The second card she’s made is using ‘sunny days and smiles’ which you can find here




  Pops Sunny Days And Smiles    



Pops Sunny Days And Smiles (2)



Hope you like them, and make sure you pop back tomorrow for some cards by our very talented Fleur 

Have a good evening x

Lili of the Valley goes Origami


First off today we have a little quick gift card holder to show you by Claudia Rosa using the new Summer bears which are out now.

Its fairly quick made and perfect for gift giving and those little cute Lili of the Valley images. I had made it initially to give this my son’s teacher. I might put a tutorial up on my blog soon, how to make this. I am just so busy with my trip and the reno in my house has not even started yet.


To decorate the outside of the holder I used a image from the Cute Companion set – lots of sweet images and matching sentiments. In the inside I used one image of my favorite set from the new Summer bears Posy Trio

I finished the holder up with a sentiment tag also by Lili of the Valley.

Claudia also made this gorgeous card using present trio

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Aren't they fab! Make sure you stop by later today when we'll have more cards to show you using the new Summer Bears, they're available to buy on our website now

Have a good day x

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Weekly Candy Winner

This week's voucher winner is
Congratulations Sue, please email me to claim your prize.
The new candy goes live at 9pm tonight.  And a wee reminder ……  the new release goes on sale at Lili of the Valley at midnight!!

Sunny Days & Smiles

Hello friends! What do you all think of the new Summer Bears coming out on the 25th? I just adore them! I got the pleasure of creating a little card and gift set using the Sunny Days & Smiles bear along with something new to LOTV, companion stamps. These little versions of stamps are a perfect compliment to the larger stamps because you can use them on the inside of your card, for smaller tags, boxes and tons of other projects where you need a smaller sized image. LOVE this idea!

Here's what I created with them. I used the larger, normal sized stamp for the card, then colored  the smaller coordinating stamp and used it on the matching candy dispenser.

I got the Candy Dispenser Box from the Silhouette Store and cut it out on my Cameo. It is perfect for little candies or chocolates, it is so cute!

I have a lot more projects using these new stamps coming up on my blog, Watermelon Sugar, so check in if you want to see more.

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley Sunny Days & Smiles (June 25, 2012), Summer Bears Companion stamps (June 25, 2012), and Vintage Sentiments
Ink: Versamark, Perfect Match
Papers: My Mind's Eye paper pad, Bazzill, Hammermill (for stamped images)
Tools & Accessories: Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Copics, silver charm from Whimsey Stamps, satin ribbon, Silhouette Cameo, Taylored Expression border die, Martha Stewart leaf punch

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Sneaky peek, Summer bears….

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by on this Saturday morning.

It's the weekend so hopefully I'll find time to do some crafting. I love it when the football is on because it means my husband is nicely occupied for a couple of hours and I can take myself off into the attic!


I have another sneaky peek to show you today of the new bears which are out on Monday.

This one is by June



june summer bears




Have a lovely weekend everyone x

Friday, 22 June 2012

Facebook competition, win the new Summer bears….



Hi all, we are excited to announce our first ever Facebook competition ...
ooh :-)

Everyone who 'likes' us on Facebook before Sunday night at 6pm (including those who already have of course) will be entered into a draw with the chance to win the full new set of Summer Bears. There are 8 rubber stamps and one clear A5 sheet of super sweet new companion stamps, this fantastic prize is worth RRP £48.50!

There will be 3 lucky winners and they will be announced on Sunday night, so you will know if you have won before the launch on Monday.

So that we can join in the fun in the office we are each going to have a guess at what the total number of 'likes' will be by Sunday – we’ll let you know who was the closest!


Summer Bears Sneak Peeks

Good Morning Crafters!

I'm so lucky to have this day to show off some sneak peeks I made, using the cute little bears from the upcoming Summer Bears release from Lili of the Valley the 25th :)

First up is a Calendar Page I made, using two of the fun and cute bears from "Present Trio".

The second project I've made, is an Easel Card using the cute image "A Little Message" and a sentiment from the "Summer Bears Companion Stamps Set".

The 3rd one, is a tiny Square Box, where I've used the adorable image "Blooming Lovely" on the top, and a cute little image and a sentiment from the "Summer Bears Companion Stamps Set" inside.

All images are coloured with Promarkers & Prismacolors.

That's all folks - hope you liked them :)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Happy together ….

Good morning bloggers!
A bit of  a change today, I have another card to show you from our guest designer of the month Gretha

3 Gretha June Happy Together

Gretha has used our happy together stamp and coloured it with distress inks.

Colouring with inks is very popular at the moment but it does take quite a bit of practice to achieve this level of dimension

3 Gretha June Happy Together 2

Card supplies;
Inkido `forever collection` and Kraft Edge papers
Magnolia Doohickey birdcage and heart border
Marianne Design flowers, butterflies and corners
Unique hobbyproducts flowers
Wild Orchids crafts lace
Marianne Design paper doily, pearls, rope
Distress Inks: tattered rose, vintage photo, aged mahogany, black soot, frayed burlap,walnut stain, antique linen, victorian velvet, stormy sky, peeled paint

I hope you liked today's card, tomorrow we have 3 amazing sneaky peeks of the new bears from Lena Katrine so do make sure that you stop by for a look at those

Have a lovely day x

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Blooming Lovely and Fun Birthday

I’ve a couple of sneak peeks to share today from the new Lili of the Valley release that goes on sale on the 25th.

First up is Blooming Lovely. I have used the accompanying sentiment on the card


And next is Fun Birthday, unfortunately I got muddled up and used the wrong accompanying sentiment on this one (it’s my age lol)


Keep an eye on the blog as the DT will be updating it daily with new sneak peeks.



Tuesday, 19 June 2012

More sneaky peeks!



Good morning crafters, I hope everyone is well on this Tuesday morning

I have a couple more sneak peeks today for you of the new bears which are out next week

This first one is called bobbing on by…


bobbing on by 2


…and this one is called a little message


little message 2



The stamps are £4.50 each and you get the sentiment included too so apart from being super cute they’re also great value for money!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for more peeks at the new range

If you would like the full details of everything I used to make these cards they will be on my blog later today, you can visit  here 


Have a lovely day

Anne  x

Monday, 18 June 2012

Happy Monday :)


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Good morning peeps. 

Dawny P here and a very happy Monday to everyone xxx

And it IS a happy Monday today because today is the day that we start to share the new Summer Bears release with you.

This new release is, as always, absolutely gorgeous and super sweet and will go on sale on 25th June. So between now and then, keep an eye out on the DT blogs, as well as here on the Ideas To Inspire blog.

The images are quite clever I think because they are perfect for everyone so will be a great addition to your stash. And they come with a sentiment as well – just perfect :)

So, let me introduce you to ….

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... Fun Birthday.

I’ve gone for pastels here which makes the image really stand out. I’ve used soft and pretty colours but you could easily change them, along with the papers,  and turn this into a man’s card with very little effort.

Copics I’ve used are -

B0000, E42, E43, E50, E51, E81, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV14, RV34, YG0000, YG23 (plus polychromos pencils)

and the papers are from the Nitwits  FQB Stuffed With Love collection

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A perfect sentiment for a perfect image :)

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I hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by today.

There will be another sneakie peekie tomorrow so if you get a sec, do stop by. So until then, have a fabulous and sunny day,

Huggiest of hugs,

Dawny P xxx