Friday, 24 May 2019

A Gnomie Glow!...

Hello everyone!

Happy Fri-yay!

I'm here today with another of May's fabulous new release images from

To make this card I used the new 
to cut a piece of card, suitable for alcohol markers.

I stamped this fabulous image with black ink and started colouring - background first!

Once I had achieved an effect I was happy with I used a sponge to dab Copic Colourless Blender all over the background to add some texture.

Then, I left the background alone and went on to colour this amazing gnome and his snail pal!

I stamped the sentiment from the
set and die cut it with 
fixing it to the card design as shown.

I layered the coloured design onto a piece of black glitter card and finished it by adding some dabs of 
Star Dust Stickles
and some
Glossy Accents
to the snail's eyes.
Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
from Sue...xxx

*NEW Gnome Matter What Clear Stamps  *NEW Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

Glossy Accents

Other Ingredients
Black Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Background Y02, Y11, Y000, B00, B21, BG07, B99, W7, W5, W3 and Colourless Blender
Skin E04, E21, E00, 
Beard, C1, C3, C5
Clothes BV08, BV04, BV01, E99, YR24, YR23
Snail YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, G11, G43, G48, YG03
Crate E47, E44, E43, R24, R14, White Gel Pen
Black Glitter Card by Crafter's Companion


Thursday, 23 May 2019

Bee mine!...

Hello everyone!

I'm back today with a card I should have finished last week - in time to join in with my lovely friend Milka's To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop! (For World Bee Day)

That plan failed as life got in the way and then we were away on holiday!

So - I'm showing you all what should have been my To Bee Or Not To Bee Card and asking that you kindly visit Milka's blog and join in the hopping fun!  There are some amazing prizes!

Follow this link!
You will not bee disappointed! (:
To make my card I used 
to cut a piece of Bockingford Card and with 
stamped the beautiful

I then masked the image and created the background with Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide

I coloured this sweetie with Caran D'ache Pablos pencils and finished the design with some dabs of 

Finally I added a frame which I die cut with 

I am a bit in love with this card!
Be sure to have a look around our
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

...and remember to pop to Milka's blog
HERE
to join in with the fun!



Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Breeze and a background..

Hello everyone!

I'm back after a little break, we've just had a fabulous holiday in Dorset, what a beautiful county that is!  We did lots of walking and ate several very good cream teas!

I was so happy to recently be asked to contribute to Creative Stamping Magazine  with three beautiful digis from 

I did a feature which included some handy tips about creating your own backgrounds for your stamped images!
Here's how I made this cute card!

1.With the 12.5cm circle die create a white card blank with the fold at the top.  With the same die create a square of design paper the same size and fix it to the card blank.  Set aside

2.Print the Breeze digi at a height of about 10cm.  With the 11.5cm circle die cut out the image and colour it with alcohol markers as shown.  

3.Create a cloud template with card using the Up In The Clouds die set.  
Use the cloud template to mask the background as you apply Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.
Starting at the top of the design move the template from left to right carefully adding the distress oxide with a brush or sponge as you go. 
 
4. Tear a strip of vellum approximately 14.5cm x 6cm and emboss it with the clouds embossing folder.  Layer the vellum and the coloured design onto the card blank set aside earlier.

5. With black ink stamp the Special Friend sentiment onto white card .  Cut the words out with sharp scissors and fix to the top right of the card design as shown.

Top Tip: - When using Distress Ink on the background start with a very small amount of ink on your blending sponge or brush – it is easy to build the colour up but you can’t take it away if you go in too heavy handed to begin with!
Ingredients From 

Breeze - Digital Stamp Up in the Clouds Die Set

You're Too Kind Clear Stamps Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set

Distress Ink Mini Pad - Tumbled Glass
You can get hold of a copy of issue 71 of Creative Stamping again by following the link
HERE
Thank you for popping by!

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
from Sue...xxx

Other Ingredients
White Card
Card Suitable for Alcohol Markers (I use Make It Colour by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek)
Spring Fling 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Lawn Fawn
Tonic Studios Circular Layering Dies
Alcohol Markers (I use Copics Skin – E04, E21, E00, E000, Hair E42, E43, E44, E47, Clothes & Kite – R32, R22, R30, B13, B32, BG10, Puppy - YR18, YR16, YR14, W6, W4, W2, Ground – YG63, YG61)  
MFT Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black
Vellum
Die’sire Embossalicious Cloud Embossing Folder
Craft Box Basics



Thursday, 9 May 2019

Military Heroes...

Hello everyone,

During May our friends across the pond are celebrating Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, VE Day; in the US May is always Military Appreciation Month.

In recognition of the great sacrifice made by all military veterans the very lovely and talented Deb Davis has designed several military themed stamp and die sets for wonderful

I made this card using the fabulous clear stamp set

Using tape I masked a rectangle on a piece of watercolour card and used Distress Inks in Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphire to create a wash of colour across the card - rather like a sunset.

I then die cut the card with the largest rectangle die from the 

Using stamps from the 
set and black Stazon ink I created the design as shown.

I finally stamped the always remember sentiment onto a banner and fixed to to the card with a star and black twine.
Thank you for popping by!

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
from Sue...xxx

*NEW Military Heroes Clear Stamps Card Builder Windows Die Set

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Magical Mermaid Wishes...

Hello everyone!

I'm back today with even more 
new release gorgeousness!

Isn't she just the.most.beautiful!

I stamped her onto Bockingford Watercolour Card in black ink and coloured her with Polychromos.

I blended Distress Inks in 
Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw and Salty Ocean to create the background.

I added some Star Dust Stickles bling and a glitter card background.

Finally, I added a die cut sentiment, some twine and a charm!

I loved colouring this beautiful image! 

Thank you for popping by!

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 

to engage in some essential retail therapy!
from Sue...xxx

*NEW Mermaid Isabelle Rubber Cling Stamp Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust
Whimsy Stamps - Word Die Set - Birthday Wishes and Magical

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

There might be gnomes!...

...and the finest month in all the year is the very merry month of May!

Happy May lovely friends - my favourite month of the year!

I'm here all ship shape on the 1st of the month with the start of several days of 
gorgeousness!

I'm kicking it off with one of the most adorable gnomes -
and a beautiful background stamp - 
I stamped and coloured this fabulous gnomie with Copics and used the cloud from the 
to make a template for using 
to create clouds.

Then I blended Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw Distress Inks over a piece of card and stamped and heat embossed it with the wonderful new 

I assembled both pieces of the design - the image and the background and added some vellum grass which I die cut with a die from the 

I stamped the sentiment from the 
and die cut it with the smallest 

Finally I added some 
to the flower
Thank you for popping by!

Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous Creative Team creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!
from Sue...xxx

*NEW Gnome Matter What Clear Stamps *NEW Scratchy Plaid Background Rubber Cling Stamp
 Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set Tombstone Tag Die Set
Distress Ink Mini Pad - Tumbled Glass
Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust









Tuesday, 30 April 2019

May all your wishes come true...

Hello everyone,

I'm whooshing by today with probably one of my own personal top 5 favourite cards!

...you know how sometimes you make a card and it just brings you joy?

This card is one of a set of three made for 
Making Cards magazine
and it was so loved by one very special friend that she now owns it!

Ingredients (from Dies To Die For)

Here's how I made this card...

1.Create an 11.5cm x 14.5cm card blank with the fold at the side.  Create a square of design paper the same size and fix it to the card blank.  Set aside

2. With the largest rectangle die from the Card Builders die set cut a piece of card suitable for Distress Ink Blending. Blend Scattered Straw Distress Oxide in the centre of the card blending it outwards, fading it out towards the edges of the card.  Flick water over the design and allow to dry.  Mix some Perfect Pearls powder with a little water and flick that over the design too.  Allow to dry. Fix the card design to the card blank set aside earlier.

3.Stamp the Curvy Girl image on to alcohol marker card with black ink and cut it out with the matching die.  Colour with alcohol markers as shown, adding Wink of Stella to the flowers.  Fix the coloured image to the card design, slightly left of centre as shown.

4.With Archival Ink stamp the sentiment to the right of the image as shown.

Other Ingredients
Copic Markers - 
Skin - E93, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E41, E44, E47
Turquoise - BG49, BG15, BG13
Blue, B39, B06, B02
Peach - YR02, YR01, YR00
Green - G46, G43, YG03
Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Card Suitable for Distress Ink Blending (I used Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface)
Card Suitable for Alcohol Markers (I used Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes)
Perfect Pearls Powder in Perfect Pearl
Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Archival Ink in Watering Can
Be sure to have a look around our
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

You can buy the May issue of Making Cards Magazine by following the link
HERE
The magazine is full of wonderful inspiration and has some gorgeous freebies!

Thank you for popping by,
happy creating!
from Sue...xxx

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