Sunday, 9 December 2018

Inky Glittery Trees...

Hello everyone,

I'm going to show you a really simple and effective technique with 
Copic Various Inks (refills), glitter card and some gorgeous products from
Whimsy Stamps

I tried this technique several times until I had found a way to do it which I think gives the best effect!
Here are the things I used:- 
Glitter Card (I used Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust Card)
Whimsy Stamps Snowy Trees by Crissy Armstrong 
(I have made so many cards with this wonderful die set this year - it really is fab)!
MFT Die namics Dies - Stitched Stars
Copic Various Inks - 0 Colourless Blender,
YG63, YG03, YR23, YR21
You will see I die cut the glitter card before applying the inky technique.  I found that if I inked the glitter card first, and then die cut it, the card lost some of its sparkle and it really spoiled the inky finish as it pressed the inks together into one colour.  It gives a much nicer, brighter finish to die cut the glitter card first.

I dabbed some spots of YG63 onto my glass mat
 ...then some YG03
 ...and finally some Colourless Blender - you need to work fast as the ink evaporates and dries quickly!
Then I placed the die cut trees onto the ink, glitter side down and gave them a little wiggle - there's no need to swipe the card through the ink, this technique works fine with just a bit of movement.
You will end up with something like this!
You can see the different shades of green ink on the glitter card - it really does look lovely!
I then repeated the same process with the die cut stars and YR23 and YR21 Various Inks
I am so happy with this technique.  I love glitter card and I use it a lot for my card making.  I am so excited to think I can use my Copic refills to make my own glitter card which will perfectly match my image colour palette!
Here is the card I made with my inky glittery trees and stars...
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Snowy Trees Die Set by Crissy Armstrong
Other Ingredients
300gsm Black Card
Vellum
Stars Embossing Folder

Thank you for popping by, happy Copic colouring, 
from Sue...xxx


Thursday, 6 December 2018

Reindeer Thursday!... (or Reindeer Tuesday two days late) (:

Hello friends, it's Reindeer Thursday
(or in truth, Reindeer Tuesday two days late)! /-:

I have such a soft spot for reindeer and these Stamping Bella cuties had been sat on my 
'to do' pile for far too long!
Ingredients from
Other Ingredients
Hot Press Card
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Iced Spruce
Perfect Pearls
Stix2 Masking Sheet
Caran D'ache Luminance Pencils (Dreamy)!!!
White Gel Pen
Mod Podge
Glamour Dust
Archival Ink in Cobalt
Be sure to have a look around our 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and pop to then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from

Sue...xxx



Monday, 3 December 2018

Reindeer Monday!...

Hope it's a Happy Monday everyone!

Well - so far I'm managing to make a Christmas card every other day, but the month is still young! (:

Here's a real cutie!
from
Ingredients
Other Ingredients
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
Copic Markers and Polychromos
Perfect Pearls
Brilliance Ink Pad in Gold Galaxy
Gold Stars from Paperchase


Be sure to have a look around our 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and pop to then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from

Sue...xxx

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Snow one like you!...

Happy Satur-yay everyone!

Well, I've worked out, if I make a Christmas card every day in December for the next three weeks or so I'll have rescued my Christmas list!

Yeah - like that will happen! (Nice idea though)!

I'm on track so far! ;)

Here is an absolute cutie
for wonderful
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Snowflake Penguin by Lee Holland (Available at Dies To Die For)
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies
Snow Flurry Clear Stamp Set by Deb Davis
Other Ingredients
Other Ingredients
Background - Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, White Gel Pen
Black Ink Pad
Stix2 Masking Sheet
Copics and Polychromos 
Vellum
Stazon Ink Pad in Black
Purple Glitter Card
Mod Podge & Glamour Dust

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
love from Sue...xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Oh Holy Night...

Hello everyone!, Hope it's a happy Thursday!

Today I have been playing with inky backgrounds again and trying to make a ray of light!

This beautiful stamp set 
from 
is just perfect to try this background out!

Ingredients from
(UK friends, you can buy these from Dies To Die For)
Other Ingredients
Copic Markers
Background B39, B37, B34, Colourless Blender Pen, 
Skin V12, E00, E000
Swaddling, E40, E41, E43
Manger YR27, YR24, YR23, E23, E25, E27
Silver Gel Roll Pen
White Polychromos Pencil
Silver Glitter Card


Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!


Thank you for popping by,
love from Sue...xxx


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Be your own kind of beautiful...

Happy Sunday friends...

Today I have a no lines image to show you!

I love Stamping Bella and I have used Copics to colour the gorgeous image
I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and Perfect Pearls to create the background on Strathmore Vellum Bristol Paper.
I die cut Layla with her matching die, fixed her to the background and added some 
The design is mounted on blue mirror card.
Copic Markers
Skin - V12, B93, E00
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Frock - R37, R35, R32
Jacket - B29, B25, B23


Thank you for popping by today!
Happy Crafting!
love from
Sue...xxx

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Cool Christmas...

Hello Friends!

Well, I don't now about you but I have given up pretending that I'm not fussed with Christmas because truth is I am having such a lovely time making Christmas cards! /-:

In fact I'm having such a fab time that today I have made two!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
*(Currently out of stock but there are lots of other gorgeous Christmas papers you could use)
To make this card I stamped and masked the image and first created the background with Distress Oxides
Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio 
The image is coloured with Copics and Polychromos
Car - BV23, BV20, Dark Indigo and Black
Snowmen - Cold Grey iv
Hats and scarves are a selection of reds, greens, purples
The snow is a white Signo Uniball Gel Pen
This tag/card is coloured with Polychromos - I didn't note the colours but it is a simple selection of reds, greens, purples
The snow is a  white Signo Uniball Gel Pen
Finally I added a red velvet bow with silver bells - pure Christmas indulgence! (:


Be sure to have a look around our 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and pop to then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from
Sue...xxx


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