Saturday, 22 January 2022

Speckled Background Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps

 Happy Saturday friends!

I hope you are all well and your weekend has happy plans!

I am off to London tomorrow to see my youngest son Als and we are going to see Hamilton for the second time!  I am waaaaay too excited already! 

In the meantime, I am containing myself by sharing a couple of my favourite makes so far this year!

Wonderful Whimsy Stamps have released an absolutely fabulous background stamp, perfect for so many card making ideas but especially great for someone like me who LOVES making Winter themed and Christmas cards!

This card was so lovely to make, and quick!

I cut a wavy line into a piece of masking paper and starting at the horizon and working down I very gently blended Distress oxides over the card to create the sky and the hills in the snow.  I used a really light touch for this so that the ink faded away into the background.

I stamped that fabulous tree in black ink.

I stamped and heat embossed the gorgeous speckled background in white.

Finally I stamped the sentiment as shown, again in black ink.
I made three cards in this style, to be honest I could have played all day and made dozens!  The 
possibilities are endless, especially if you are after a quick and effective card.
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps * 

Thank you for popping by today, take care of yourselves and have a great weekend!
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Speckles Background Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Notched Squares Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Create a Scene - Forest Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps You're My Jolly Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Ingredients From Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Daler Rowney Mixed Media Pad (new find - I absolutely LOVE it)!
Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Speckled Egg
Black Stazon Ink Pad
WOW Slow Drying Embossing Pad
WOW White Embossing Powder
White 300gsm Card (for card blanks)
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Please note that in order to assist with the running of this blog I do use affiliate links from time to time and there may be some in this post, denoted with a *.  You can use these links at no cost whatsoever to yourself. 
I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.



Thursday, 20 January 2022

Big and Bold Winter Wishes Snowflake - Colorado Craft Company at Dies To Die For

 Hello everyone,

I hope this week is being kind to you!

I'm here today to show you some Christmas cards (because I am never done with Christmas)!
I absolutely loved making these.  The layout was inspired by Colorado Craft Company DT (BIG thanks) - but for my cards, I created my own backgrounds and used some odd bits of old design paper.
My favourite of this set was heat embossed in silver onto a background I created by using a brayer to add Stoneblue Catherine Pooler Ink onto card.  I then lightly splashed the card with white acrylic paint.

I finished the card by adding a white heat embossed sentiment on black card and some clear droplets.  (I cut little banners myself)
These two are stamped onto a rather ancient piece of design paper - I knew I kept it for a reason! 
...and to mix it up a bit I stamped this one onto another senior piece of design paper and heat embossed it in glittery gold embossing powder, finally adding some gorgeous gold droplets.

Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Winter Wishes Snowflake
Catherine Pooler Stone Blue Ink Pad
as and alternative you could use 
which have both gold, white and clear drops!

Thank you for popping by today!  happy creating
from Sue...xxx
Other Ingredients
White Acrylic Paint
WOW Slow drying Embossing Pad
WOW White, Silver, Gold Glitter Embossing Powder. 








Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Slimline Heartbeats Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello friends,

Today's card is another made with whimsyso clever 
from
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps*

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


**NEW Slimline Heartbeats Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Slimline Embossing Folder - Wave Lengths - Whimsy Stamps
Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Gnome Get Well Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Ingredients From Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Watercolour Paint (Background, I used Daniel Smith)
White 300gsm Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Please note that in order to assist with the running of this blog I do use affiliate links from time to time and there may be some in this post, denoted with a *.  You can use these links at no cost whatsoever to yourself. 
I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.




Saturday, 15 January 2022

Loon Scene - Whimsy Stamps

 Happy Saturday friends!

I hope this week has been kind to you!

I'm whizzing by today with a slimline card made with a beautiful new image from 
Jennifer Dove - DoveArt 
for 
The background is created with Distress Oxides and I fussy cut the top of the Loon Scene to fit over it.

The image itself is coloured with Copics.

I added vellum die cuts of clouds and the wavy foreground, (Which was done with an embossing folder).

Finally I added a glittery frame and a stamped sentiment.

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps*

Loon Scene Rubber Cling Stamp

Thank you for popping by today!
I hope you have a lovely weekend
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Loon Scene Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
 **NEW Slimline Embossing Folder - Wave Lengths - Whimsy Stamps Slimline Birthday Scallops Die - Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Ingredients From Dies To Die For

BG99, BG96, BG93, YR24, YR23, B000, B00, B01

Other Ingredients
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Vellum Card
Speckled Egg and Crackling Campfire
Green Glitter Card
White 300gsm Card
Cheesecloth
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Please note that in order to assist with the running of this blog I do use affiliate links from time to time and there may be some in this post, denoted with a *.  You can use these links at no cost whatsoever to yourself. 
I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.



Thursday, 13 January 2022

Stethoscope and Heartbeats Die Sets - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello everyone!

I'm back today with some more 
new release gorgeousness.

If ever there was a time to celebrate our health service heroes then we are living in it right now!
Whimsy Stamps have designed some gorgeous stamps with exactly that in mind!

Last time I showed you a card made with the fab Nurses Day Stamp and Die sets.
Today I have made a card which combines two new die sets -
and
I created an inky background using Distress Oxides (link at the end of this post to my inky background tutorial)

I then die cut red, navy blue and silver card with the new die sets and assembled the card as shown.

I used the 
Quick Strips Die Set
to cut a small banner and stamped the speedy recovery sentiment from the 
Gnomes Get Well Clear Stamps Set
on to it. 

Finally I added the sentiment to the card design as you can see...

The possibilities for these stamps sets are truly infinite!  

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps*

Thank you for visiting me today!
Take care of yourselves and ...happy crafting!
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Slimline Heartbeats Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Stethoscope Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Gnome Get Well Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Link to Inky Background Tutorial is 

Ingredients From Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Vellum Card
Distress Oxide Ink Pads* in Antique Linen, Salvaged Patina, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood
Silver Mirri card
White 300gsm Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Please note that in order to assist with the running of this blog I do use affiliate links from time to time and there may be some in this post, denoted with a *.  You can use these links at no cost whatsoever to yourself. 
I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.




Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Nurses Day - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello friends and happy Tuesday.

I hope life is treating you well.

Today I have some 'Fantabulous' (;  new release goodies to show you from

I created an inky background using Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink and Sparkly Paint.
(I'll pop a link to a background tutorial I did a while ago at the bottom of this post for you).
The background is cut to about 10cm x 13.5cm

I then used a piece of inky red card left over from a previous project to die cut the stars with the 

I also die cut a kraft card frame using the 

I stamped the 
in red ink and die cut it using the new release matching dies.

I die cut a speech bubble from the 
and stamped a sentiment from the Nurses Day stamp set onto it 

I set all these elements to one side whilst I stamped and coloured our nurse here!
(List of Copic Markers used at the end of this post for you)

I cut her out using the matching Outlines Die Set.  

Finally I assembled the card design as shown adding some 
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps*

Thank you for popping by today,
look after yourselves!
Happy crafting...
from Sue

**NEW Nurses Day Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Nurses Day Outlines Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Fantabulous Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Fantabulous Outlines Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
 Slimline Bunting Borders Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Comic Speech Bubbles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Sparkletz - Starry Sky - Whimsy Stamps


Link to Inky Background Tutorial is 

Ingredients From Dies To Die For

Hair E35, E34, E31 and brown pencil
Skin E13, E15, E17
Eyes E35, E33, E31, T5, T3, T1
Lips E04, E09
Scrubs R85, R83, R81
Greys - C5, C3, C1

Other Ingredients
Archival Ink Pad in Shadow Grey
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Vellum Card
Salvaged Patina
Kraft Card
White 300gsm Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Please note that in order to assist with the running of this blog I do use affiliate links from time to time and there may be some in this post, denoted with a *.  You can use these links at no cost whatsoever to yourself. 
I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.





Friday, 7 January 2022

Whimsy Stamps - Heart Border Stamp and Die Combo

 Hello everyone!

I'm back today with some more
January Release gorgeousness!

I have used the new
and put it with an older Whimsy Stamps goodie!
I created the background with some sparkly watercolours and the stamped the heart die over the top.  I then cut the design into a 12 cm square.  

I cut a second piece of card into a square of the same size and die cut it with the heart die.  I layered the die cut over the heart design and fixed it down with foam tape.

I then die cut in white card the beautiful
and 

Finally I added some sequins very similar to the gorgeous

Thank you for visiting me today!
Happy creating
from Sue...xxx

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps *

**NEW Heart Border Rubber Cling Stamp and Die Combo - Whimsy Stamps **NEW You Word Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Love Word Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Crafty Foam Tape WhiteSparkletz - Mermaid


Other Ingredients
300gsm White Card
Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pens
Sequins
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine


Please note that in order to assist with the running of this blog I do use affiliate links from time to time and there may be some in this post, denoted with a *.  I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.
Please see my About Me page for more information.