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 
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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 
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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

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Dinosaur Friends...

Hello everyone,
Hope you all have some nice plans for the weekend!

I'm here today with a fab
card that was published recently in
Making Cards magazine!  
I was lucky enough to have the card featured along with two of my lovely Whimsy Creative Team teamies.

I made the card with the super 
Dinosaur Friends Clear Stamp Set by Chrissy Armstrong
with Denise Lynn's gorgeous digi paper set
Dino Friends 
Here's how I made this card!

1. Create a 12.5cm x 14cm card blank with the fold at the side.  Create a rectangle of design paper the same size and fix it to the card blank.  Set aside. 

2.With the Hand Stitched rectangle die cut a piece of card suitable for alcohol markers.  With grey Ink stamp the image onto the centre of the card and colour with alcohol markers as shown.  Place the card back into the metal die and distress it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  With Archival ink stamp the sentiment next to the dinosaur as show.  Set aside

3.With a small stitched banner die  cut two pieces of design paper and a strip of vellum.  Emboss the vellum with a circles embossing folder,  Staple all three strips together as shown.  Set aside 

4.Fix the coloured image to the centre of the card design set aside earlier and fix the stapled strips along the bottom of the card design as shown.

Thank you for popping by!

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

Dinosaur Friends Clear Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles
Dino Friends - Digital Papers
Distress Ink Mini Pad - Tumbled Glass
If you want to see the whole feature and read about the cards the Whimsy Creative Team made then you can still buy March's issue of Making Cards magazine by following the link

and finally and very importantly...you can still enter our Whimsy Stamps April Challenge!  Click on the banner to follow the link!




Friday, 26 April 2019

Gnomie Secret...

Happy Fri-Yay friends!

I'm here to day with a card made with a beautiful new stamp from

I stamped these gorgeous two in 
 Black MFT Hybrid Ink
and coloured them with Card d'Ache Pablo pencils.

I used the  
Gnomes With a Secret Matching Die 
to cut the out and put them to one side while I made the background.

I cut a rectangle of Smooth Strathmore Bristol Vellum Board and blended
Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxide over it.

I then stamped and heat embossed the 
Stamping Bella - Gnome Backdrop 
onto the blended background

I fixed the gnomes to the background with foam.

I used a spare piece of card blended with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide from another project and used the 
Stamping Bella - Happy Dies 
to create the happy sentiment.

Finally I stamped a sentiment from the 
Stamping Bella Birthday Sentiment Set
onto white card and cut out the word birthday.

I fixed the sentiments to the card as shown 


Ingredients from
Dies To Die For
Extreme Black MFT Hybrid Ink
Stamps - Stamping Bella - Gnomes With A Secret
Stamping Bella - Gnome Backdrop 
Stamping Bella Birthday Sentiment Set
Dies - Gnomes With a Secret Matching Die
Stamping Bella - Happy Dies 


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!

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


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