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Thursday, 4 February 2016

My NEW 'From The Heart' craft dies are released today!!

Good Morning Everyone,..

Oh my,.. I can't quite believe it, but, my new 'From The Heart' craft dies are released by Creative Expressions today!!

I've called this my 'From The Heart' Collection and these are sentiment dies (as you would probably have expected from me) and they are designed around our friends, families and the events/occasions that we come across in our lives,..

I've also designed co-ordinating relative sets too, so we are able to achieve a beautiful, seamless finish on our projects..

I'm now allowed to tell you (as they are released today) that there are 9 sets in the collection, 6 sets with full sentiments and 3 sets with relatives :-)

All featuring the same, beautiful font and the connecting heart theme, and all with extra heart dies to complete the look.

I will be adding more relatives and some numbers to co-ordinate soon :-)

And so, I have two more cards to show you, that I've made myself, still in the black and coconut white themes, but this time, I have purposely left all the extra embellishments off the card, no flowers (I know - shocking!), but, I wanted you to see how fabulous these dies are as stand alone sets,.. all I've used are the extra heart dies that come in the sets (and a border and corner of Sues)

Here is card no.1, this is a 17cm x 22cm card, featuring the Happy Birthday To You die and Grandma from the Grandparents set (I've made sure that they were not forgotten in my sets,.. they're too important and should be cherished!)

I love this card, quite simple for me, bit of embossing, bit of die cutting, few pearls (well, lot's!) but, as you've heard me say hundreds of times,.. look where your eyes are drawn,... to the sentiment..

I've made good use of the scraps of black and coconut white card too by using the extra heart dies and creating dimension (putting them on a foam pad lol)

Close up of the sentiment and Grandma die cuts... 

And here's card no.2,.. this is a 17cm x 17cm card, featuring the With Very Best Wishes' die and the Female relatives set..
The hearts around the outside of the frame are from black card and the extra heart dies and I've covered them in Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels :-)

Classic, straight lines and texture from the embossing folder make this stylish card really easy to create.
The focal points (now this will shock you ha ha) are the sentiment and daughter die cuts,.. Add these to some matting and layering and different levels on foam tape to create dimension and and you're onto a winner.

Close up of the centre of the card.
Coupled with a little glacier ice and some pearl strips/corners and you really can't go wrong...

The little tiny pearls on the hearts add a gentle finishing touch that brings the whole design together.

I really hope you like my 'From The Heart' craft dies,.. I've been so careful to design them for us, as crafters, to use for the projects and people we make the most for... family and friends...

The complete collection of dies will be on my website today, with delivery being tomorrow, we will ship them out as soon as they are booked in to stock..

Here's your quick link to the Craft Dies by Phill Martin section on my website :-)

I will give away one of my samples today, to celebrate the release of my dies, so, be sure to leave a comment (good, of course!) and I will choose a name at random later on this afternoon.. I will go through the comments from all my 'reveal' posts :-)
(Good Luck!)

Happy Crafting!
(Thanks so much for all your kind words too - much appreciated!)


  1. Two more amazing cards. Your range of dies are brilliant, just not sure which ones I NEED to buy first!


  2. Morning Phil
    What a stunning collection you are an inspiration to us all. A definate winner for me
    Now my only dilemma is to choose which ones I buy lol xxx

  3. Wow! Wow! Wow! Its thursday and Phils launch day for his brilliant dies i love the ones i have seen so far must see the rest and find my cheque book!! Well done Phil gorgeous xx

  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! Its thursday and Phils launch day for his brilliant dies i love the ones i have seen so far must see the rest and find my cheque book!! Well done Phil gorgeous xx

  5. Love the black and white cards, Phill. Hope you have loads of success with the dies.

  6. Congratulations Phill how amazing to have your own dies released. The cards today are stunning. I am looking forward to seeing the full range of dies. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. There has been some amazing comments Phill, nothing else to add to the wow, wow, wow. Beautiful, elegant cards. They will just fly off the shelves . X

  8. Morning phill, good luck with your new dies being released, what I have seen so far I just love them x

  9. You've nailed it Phill. These dies will be so useful for quick cards, as they say it all. Well done and good luck with your launch. SueL x

  10. Wonderful so gorgeous, I think these will have to go on my shopping list, xxxx

  11. Love these dies and the words are fantastic, perfect. Will be giving in later today for sure. Xxxx

  12. They all look so great and this card is lovely. The link isn't there!

    1. uh oh - I'ts on now,.. fixed it :-) xx

  13. I don't visit you very often but I'd heard you'd released some dies and am being nosey! PLEASE DON'T INCLUDE ME IN THE DRAW IT WOULDN'T BE FAIR ON YOUR REGULAR VISITORS I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS Your dies are superb Live the font - so useable

  14. Well done on your new release the dies are just fantastic - beautiful cards.

    Congratulations Phill

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  15. Lovely cards Phill. :) And the dies look really lovely too. :)

  16. GM Phill,
    Brilliant dies especially the relatives I would use these a lot....beautiful cards as well. Congratulations on your first release!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  17. Hi Phill,
    Your dies are beautiful, a great addition to anyone's crafty stash. Congratulations!!

  18. Good morning Phill,
    both cards are wonderful.
    I love the writing of your dies so much.
    Congratulations and best of luck for the launch today.
    Rolf xxx

  19. Hi Phill
    Gorgeous cards and dies. Such simple, elegant designs.
    B xx

  20. Oh wow! Phill, theses dies are stunning. And the black and white cards are fabulous. I love black and white, always eye-catching.

  21. Stunning Phil, I just knew we would not be disappointed. These will walk of the shows. Xx

  22. Wow phill I knew they would be brill congratulations you must be so proud the cards are beautiful
    Thank you love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

  23. Stunning cards and such an intricate font - Perfect!

  24. Wow Phill the day has arrived and what a way to deliver them, what a really stunning collection, I know they are large sentiments and there are many occasions when this is exactly what is required and I have never seen such beautiful font on these words before, I love all the extra heart's on them and yes I know these can be cut off if you want, definitely something that will be jumping into my basket as soon as I can.

    I know you will be very successful with these, but I will add my best wishes for your success as well so you will be sure to get it doubled. ha ha.

    Good luck everyone

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  26. Congratulations Phill you must be thrilled to bits, bet you're grinning from ear to ear this morning, and such affordable prices too - thank you, at least I won't have to smuggle them in and shred the receipt before hubby see's it lol ( I must add he's not an oga) if I'm happy so is he !
    Just one little request if you don't mind, can we have some 'old fashioned' sentiments that a lot of people still use such as nanna, nanny, grand-dad etc as they would also be so useful just like the grandparent selection you have already.
    You've done a great job Phill, they will fly off the shelves that I'm certain. Off to see which I need first before you bring your next collection out !

    Have a brilliant day. Hope you've got that table booked for your celebratory meal tonight after reading all the complimentary comments.
    Steph x

  27. Good morning Phill,
    Two beautiful cards Phill with beautiful text making up your sentiments. I think that you will have a hit on your hands with these and especially the fact that you are and have done relatives as well in a decent size of type. Yes there is other relative dies out there but the ones i have seen are either too small or all different types of font to the text which just plays havoc with my brain cells especially when i want and need to have things matching, i know nuts but can't help that. Good luck flower and enjoy your success of your first launch into the world of dies.
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  28. Good morning Phill,
    Congratulations on your release of new dies. They are brilliant and so usuable. The font is superb, they can be used as they say straight out of the box with minimal decoration.
    Good luck with your future releases.
    Crafty hugs
    Tina Thompson (Hull)

  29. I can understand how excited you have been, it must have been very hard not to scream from the roof tops, lol. The dies are lovely, I really like the heart connections, so pretty and very useful. I am sure they are going to be a huge success, Congratulations.

  30. Oh no! I said I wouldn't buy any more dies for a while - but these are ESSENTIALS lol

  31. Morning Phil. You should feel very proud of your designs as they are gorgeous. Just the right size to feature on a card and perfect for those people who you don't know what sort of image to use for their card. Thank you


  32. Hello Phil

    Your new collection is beautiful and each sentiment is so useful.

    The family dies are so useful and I love the way you have used both new collections together on today's cards.

    Love the black and white design......so elegant.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  33. Lovely Phill, looks very regal. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  34. Hi Phill Congratulations on your new dies fabulous Jeanie.e

  35. Congratulations Phil on your new die range I love these dies and the font used is gorgeous I can see that these are all going to be on my "want" list.

  36. Well done Phill, they are amazing, and the one die we are always reaching for. Love the font, will definitely have to make a note of getting them....luv Ursula xx

  37. Wow phill just seen the collection it's brilliant and first thing is I will be able to get more than one at a time not out of reach and to some that's just brill thank you so much phill
    love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  38. Congratulations lovely dies great ideas.

  39. Sorry I am late today but my email from your blog doesn't come until late evening for some reason. Love all the sentiments, I am called Nannie. Don't know if others have ie instead of y but I have for a very long time now.

  40. hi Phill, like Littlelamb, I don't get my email till late evening either, but now i'm here all i can say is, these are the dies i've been waiting for. These are the dies i know i can start making cards with.

    Thank you very much (i'm a Nannan by the way) x

  41. Your new dies are amazing I love sentiments and they look a lovely size too. Not been able to craft for a while so hoping a few of these (or all of them if I can sneak them in lol ) will kick of my mojo.
    Looking forward to either more. All the best pauline b

  42. Hi Phill. Many congratulations on your die launch, I can see why you were excited. Beautiful sentiments and very useful words - and so affordable. Off to order the set with "daughter" and hope it arrives in time to put on an 18th card! Sue XXX

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  44. Hi Phill, Fabulous, fabulous dies. Congratulations Phill and I hope this is the start of more to come.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  45. Congratulations on your die launch. Love the beautiful designs x

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  47. These are such lovely dies, Phill, so looking forward to using them.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac