Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Whimsy Stamps Build A Castle Die Set - or - Mother Of Dragons!

 Hello friends and Happy Tuesday!

April is true to form and like every other month recently is rushing away - or perhaps I'm just old and time is speeding up...  o-:

Today with have a super new release of wonderful
Whimsy Stamps Goodies!
I could hardly stop myself crafting with them and over the next few days have three cards to show you!

The first, made with the 
is my own favourite...
(I was thinking Game of Thrones thoughts when I made this one! (:
This was great fun to make and very straightforward.

I used some fabulous Lindy's Stamp Gang Magic Powders to create the background and die cut the inky card with the Slimline Card Builder Die.

I then die cut the Build A Castle Die in black card and created the silhouette as shown by trimming the pieces down to fit along the bottom of the card.  I love this die - I mean who could resist the windows and teeny tiny flags - not to mention those a-ma-zing dragons!

Once I had lined up the design I fixed it in place and stamped that perfect sentiment from the 

Finally I layered the design onto a piece of black sparkle card.

Mother.Of.Dragons!

Thank you for popping by today - stay tuned this week for some more Whimsy Stamps gorgeousness!

...take care of yourselves and happy creating
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Build-a-Castle Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Slimline Card Builder Die - Whimsy Stamps Magical Birthday Wishes Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps


Other Ingredients
Black Card and Charcoal Black Pure Pearl Sparkle Card from Papermill Direct


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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Whimsy Stamps - Gnome Think Spring!

 Happy Sunday Friends...

I have been enabling my Gnome crush!

I absolutely can not resist Crissy Armstrong's beautiful Gnome images for

I have been playing with 
I used this gorgeous stamp set to make a card and a matching envelope!

The gnomes are coloured with Prismacolor pencils, I'll pop a list of the colours I used at the end of this post for you.

Is it wrong to want to post this to myself /-:
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

Thank you for popping by today, I hope you have a super Sunday...
Happy creating
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Gnome Think Spring Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Slimline Envelope Builder Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
DecoArt® Glamour Dust - Whimsy Stamps



Other Ingredients
Bazzill Basics Kraft Card
Catherine Pooler Ink Pad in Icing On The Cake
White Gelly Roll Gel Pen

Skin - Clay Rose, Nectar, Salmon Pink, Seashell Pink
Beard - Warm Grey, 50%, 30%, 20%, 10%, White
Hat - Card - Slate Grey, True Blue, Muted Turquoise
Envelope - Mulberry, Process Red, Hot Pink
Gown - Card - Mulberry, Process Red, Hot Pink
Envelope - Slate Grey, True Blue, Muted Turquoise
Shoes - Dark Umber, Light Umber, Ginger Root
Flowers - Bronze, Yellow Ochre, Canary Yellow, White
Butterflies - Bronze, Yellow Ochre, Canary Yellow. Mulberry, Process Red, Hot Pink
Ground - Indigo Blue, Slate Grey, White



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I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.
Please see my About Me page for more information.










Thursday, 15 April 2021

Whimsy Stamps Bookmark and Tags Instahop...

 Hello everyone...

We have a fab and fun event for you to join in with today on instagram! 
All the details are at the end of this post.
The Creative Team have made some projects with the amazing 

This was a double win for me because I made two cards which not only used this beautiful set of dies, it also fulfilled my own
'make two Christmas cards a month' challenge for April! 
These cards were so quick and easy to make and included some of my absolutely tip top favourite Whimsy Stamps goodies!
Ingredients From Whimsy Stamps

Thank you for popping by today!
Hope you are all keeping well, look after yourselves and happy creating...
love from
Sue...xxx

Now here's the important info so you can join in with our instahop and try and win a gift voucher to treat yourself to some Whimsy Stamps goodies!

The best place to start is on my instagram feed which you can find by following this link
or by using your own instagram app and searching for me
@tanglemousecards

If you then look at my insta post featuring these cards you will see all the hop instructions and be good to go! 

Happy hopping and good luck!

Bookmark and Tags Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Slimline Card Builder Die - Whimsy Stamps 
Merry Large Word Die - Whimsy Stamps Happy Large Word Die - Whimsy Stamps
Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
 6x6 Paper Pack - Tartan - Whimsy Stamps 6x6 Paper Pack - Cozy Winter - Whimsy Stamps
Sparkletz - Starry Sky - Whimsy Stamps


Other Ingredients
Bazzill Basics Kraft Card 
Red Glitter Card
Gold Glitter Card
Natural Twine



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I only work with products I love and my opinions are my own.
Please see my About Me page for more information.



Sunday, 11 April 2021

Gnome Get Well - Whimsy Stamps

 Happy Sunday friends...

I'm back today to show you a simple card made with a gorgeous new family of gnomes - (my favourite people to colour) - from

This was so sweet to make - I really am falling in love with making a more CAS style!  

I used a rectangle of inky card from the box of pieces I hoard (...because you never know when they will come in useful - right)?!

I stamped the Get Well Gnome image onto the card in black ink and coloured it with Copics.  (I'll pop a list of the colours I used at the end of this post for you).

I have used Copics to colour over Distress Inks.  As the inks are water based it is totally safe to do this but please do your own swatch tests first if you aren't sure!  I also coloured onto watercolour card, the card soaks up a lot of ink and I love the effect it gives - you can really lay down a lot of ink and I love that!

I layered the coloured image onto a piece of paper from the 

I added a sentiment from the Get Well Gnome Stamp Set and finished the card with some glittery rain and some clear drops.  The rain is made with a glue pen and Glamour Dust.
Thank you for popping by today.

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday...
Happy creating from Sue...xxx

**NEW Gnome Get Well Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps 6x6 Paper Pack - Mermaid - Whimsy Stamps
Sparkletz - Salt Water - Whimsy StampsDecoArt® Glamour Dust - Whimsy Stamps

Rainbow Brolly - V22, R05, R12, YR12, Y11, Y19, YG41, G11, BG32, B41, B63
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000
Beard, Hat, Shoes, -  E44, E43, E42, E41
Bunny - C6, C3, C2, C1
Robe - R39, R37, R35, R32



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I only work with products I love and my opinions are all my own.
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Saturday, 10 April 2021

Mushroom Mash Up - Whimsy Stamps

Hello everyone...

 I have to say I'm struggling with how quickly the days, weeks and months are flying by!
I swear they are speeding up!

I'm here today to show you a beautiful new rubber stamp and 6x6 paper pack by
The Mushroom Mash Up Stamp is really beautiful and has a gazillion uses!  
I decided to use it as a 'sort of mixed media' background stamp and made three cards.

I made these cards by stamping and heat embossing the 
Mushroom Mash Up Stamp onto a piece of 6x6 Floral Impressions Paper.

I then die cut an aperture into a rectangle of hammered white card and layered it over the mushroom image.

I randomly added some texture paste through the honeycomb stencil and a die cut fairy from the 

Finally I stamped a sentiment from the 
onto the design in black ink and added a few clear droplets similar to those in the 

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Thank you for popping by today.

I hope you are all keeping well.

Happy Crafting from
Sue...xxx

**NEW Mushroom Mash Up Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps **NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Floral Impressions - Whimsy Stamps
Honeycomb Drips Stencil - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Build-a-Fairy Garden Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Beaucoup Bouquet Sentiments Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Sparkletz - Salt Water - Whimsy Stamps
Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Rounded Rectangles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
White Hammered Card by Papermill Direct
WOW Embossing Pad
WOW Cosmopolitan and Oceanic Embossing Powders
Black Stazon Ink pad


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I only work with products I love and my opinions are all my own.
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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Slimline Envelope Die - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello everyone,

I hope today finds you well.

I have a fabulous new 
product to show you today - sheer genius and one I know I will be using A LOT!

I could not resist using this brilliant die with the new

How fab would it be to get one of these in the mail!
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps 

Snail Shell - BG72, BG23, BG11, BG10
Snail - BV23, C5, C3, C2
Envelope - E23, E31, E31
Heart - R27, YR18, R05
Mail Box - E18, E17, YR27, YR14
Letter - Y26, Y15, Y11
Thank you for popping by today,
hope you have a good one...!

Happy creating
love from
Sue...xxx

**NEW Slimline Envelope Builder Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Snail Mail Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps





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Monday, 5 April 2021

Polka Dot Pals Vera and Imogen - Whimsy Stamps

Happy Monday friends.

I hope you had a peaceful and Happy Easter weekend.

Ours has been lovely and today it is snowing!  o-:

Today's card is one that has been on my mind to make for a while.

I knew I would have to commit some quiet time to it and this weekend seemed perfect for that!

I have used some of my favourite images, Polka Dot Pals by Barbara Sproatmeyer for 

I also had to engage my technical brain and do some mirror image stamping! 
I meant to take some pics to show you how I did it but I got so caught up in the process and excited by the fact that it worked so well that I completely forgot! /-:  
I'll take some next time!
I had a few panicky moments - adding the background definitely bought me out in a sweat and I have always found hair a particular challenge!

I want to say a big thank you to lovely Barbara for creating these beautiful images and for always being so lovely and inspirational!

Here's a few WIP photos so you can see what a jumble of pens and pencils I always work in! (: 
                     

                                
I mainly used Copic Markers and added some details with Prismacolor Pencils.  (I'll add the details of the colours I used at the end of this post for you).
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

Thank you for popping by today, have a lovely Bank Holiday and look after yourselves!

Happy creating
love from Sue...xxx

Polka Dot Pals Imogen Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Polka Dot Pals Vera Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps 
**NEW Build-a-Fairy Garden Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Comic Speech Bubbles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps 
DecoArt® Glamour Dust - Whimsy Stamps


Other Ingredients
(Also available from Whimsy Stamps HERE)

Skin - E04, E31, E30, E000, R12
Hair - E27, E23, E21, E34, E31, Dark Brown, Light Umber, White
YR24, YR23, YR31, YR30, Artichoke, Goldenrod, Cream
Reds - R39, R37, R35, R32
Oranges - YR18, YR07, YR04, YR21
Yellows - Y26, Y15, Y32
Background - G29, YG67, YG25, YG23, YG21, YG63, YG61, YG11, BG32, BG11, BG10

White Gelly Roll Gel Pen*
300gsm White Card* (For Card Blank)



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 all my own.
Please see my About Me page for more information.