Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Don't worry...be happy...

Good Afternoon lovely friends,

Big apologies from me, I am a bit behind the plot this week, we have had a massive internet 'outage' (technical term).  Apparently Sky customers nationally have all been affected.  Funny how used we all are now to having the www at our fingertips!

So, the long and short of it is that I am so far behind, I think I am in front!  Hope to visit you all soon, please bear with me :-)

Today's card is a preview of a gorgeous new stamp by Lili of the Valley.
It is Oliver Kicking About which is available, along with the full range of Oliver and Jasmine stamps for pre-order HERE
I have have coloured Oliver with Copics and created a little scene for him to stand.  I used my new 'embossing folder and mallet' technique which I described in a previous post HERE.  I embossed the background and inked it up with some Distress Ink and a splatter of Picket Fence Ink.

I added a die cut frame and some sentiments, also part of the new launch from Lili of the Valley and available HERE

...and here we are, Rueful Oliver - a true teenager and as a Mum of two now post teenage boys, I feel quite well qualified to comment!... (He's great though ain't he, and so are my two)!
Make it Colour Blending card from Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Brickwork Embossing Folder by Crafter's Companion
Die-namics Rectangle Stitched Frame Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillsides Die
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Tea Dye and Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picket Fence
Papers from Project Life, Becky Higgins, Kraft Edition
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Hair Y21, Y23, E33
Skin E19, E21, E11, E00, E000
Clothes & Accessories B93, B95, B97, B99, T5, E19, E07, Y15, Y17, E19, C1, C3, C5

Thank you for visiting
Happy Crafting!

From Sue...xxx

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  1. Love the new LOTV teenagers stamps, your card is so cool, lay out and colour ..great showcase, hugs Blankina

  2. Fabulous card Sue, I love the bright papers you've used. The stamp is fantastic- my 7 yr old already wanders around like this ;-) Cathy x

  3. Wow great image and great background. Love your card!

  4. Brilliant card Sue. I love the colours you've used and the background suits the character perfectly. I shall have to have a go at your mallet technique, what a great idea.
    Katrina xx

  5. Fantastic card Sue! gorgeous background! perfect card for a teenager!
    xoxo Olga

  6. Fab card, perfect for a guy, and gorgeous colouring.

  7. Oh this is just fabulous sue!! What a great background! Totally perfect for that image!
    Lucy x

  8. Beautiful card Suee, love the colouring.
    Gr, Elly

  9. This is totally brilliant!!
    Kevin xx

  10. Brilliant teenage image and love the wall background-you miss a couple of days internet and it puts you soooo far behind with comments takes ages to catch up !!!
    Carol x

  11. Fabby card... Sue... Great image ... Perfect colouring... Love the embossing folder....
    Hugs zsylvie xx

  12. Great card Sue, love the stamp and your little scene. Fab papers too :)
    Hugs, Kaz x

  13. Great card Sue with amazing colouring as always, love your background and yep teenagers...gotta love them!!

  14. A wonderful card for a teenager. You always do such stunning background Sue and this is no exception - this rocks - Michelle x

  15. Oooo absolutely super and such a great teenagers card too, luv Sam x


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