Friday, 6 December 2019

Christmas Wishes...

Hello everyone!

Happy Fri-yay!

Today I'm sharing a card I've made with a gorgeous set of stamps by Christine at 
Paper Nest Dolls

North Pole Collection 
(This is a great set of seven stamps)
I used Powerpoint to assemble these cute digi images which I printed onto Kraft card and coloured with Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils.  I added the dots with a white gel pen.

I trimmed the design into an 11cm square and mounted it on a Kraft card background.

I used Whimsy Stamps 
Everyday Scripted Sentiments clear stamps 
to stamp the sentiment.

Such fun!
Thank you for popping by!

Happy Crafting
love from
Sue...xxx



Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ellie's Snowman...

Hello everyone,

Hope things are well in your world!

I have a cute card to show you today made with a gorgeous
new release image 
I stamped 
Ellie 
with black ink onto a square of Bockingford card and coloured her with Derwent Lightfast pencils.

I added the snow with a white pen.

I layered the design onto piece of white card and a strip of candy striped design paper.

The sentiment is from
stamped in red and die cut with 

Isn't Ellie just lovely!
She is the star of several Christmas images this year at 
so be sure to visit the store and have a good look around!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx

*NEW Ellie's Snowman Rubber Cling Stamp Very Mice Christmas Clear Stamps Quick Strips Die Set

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Fabulous Holiday Sale at Purple Onion Designs...

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I'm back today with another card for 
as a reminder that the fab-u-lous 25% off holiday sale is still on!
Today's card was such fun to make!  (well let's be honest every card made with gorgeous 
goodies is fun to make)!
I have used some beautiful stamps designed by Stacey Yacula
plus the super Purple Onion Designs 
along with the wonderful
To make this card I masked a square on a piece of smooth card and blended Catherine Pooler Inks over it to create the background.

With the mask still in place I stamped the
and doodled a little star hanging from it. 

I removed the mask and added some gold embossed dots and some glitter.  (This is always my favourite part - I LOVE embellishing backgrounds)!

I stamped and coloured gorgeous
and cut her out, fixing her to the left hand side of the card design as shown. 

Finally I stamped a sentiment from the 
along the bottom of the design.

Cute-ness over-load!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the Design Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx

Ingredients from Purple Onion Designs

6 x 6 Clear Mounting Stamp

Other Ingredients
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Smooth Card
Taylored Expressions Square Masking Stencil
Catherine Pooler Inks in
Shea Butter, Royal Treatment and Juniper Mist
Ink on 3 Hybrid Ink Pad in Black
Copic Fine Liner in Black 0.5
Gold Glitter
Stampendous Chunky Gold Embossing Enamel

Copic Markers 
W1, W3, W5, C0, C1, Y04, BG49, BG45, BG23 

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Winter Wonderland...

Hello everyone,
I'm back today with probably my most favourite 
Whimsy Stamps
new release goodie ever...!

The new  
This was such a fun and straightforward card to make - totally do-able for everyone!

First I blended some Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar over a piece of smooth card, then I flicked water and Perfect Pearls over it.

I die cut some white the card with the 
and used it along with some card and vellum cut with the 
to create the wintery design on my card.

I stamped the sentiment from the 
across the top of the card in black ink.

Finally I trimmed the whole design into a rectangle and mounted it on a piece of sparkly card!

Simples!!!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx
*NEW Mountain Majesty Die Set Wavy Edgers Die Set  

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Whimsy new release - December excitement!

Oh.My.Word!!!

1st December!!!

I swear the years are speeding up! (: 

Hope today is kind to you all!

Today is the start of the wonderful
December new release!

The crafty goodies this month are beautiful so prepare to have your hearts completely stolen!

Today I am showing you the brilliant background builder die
which I have put together with a beautiful clear stamp set from last year
I created the background with Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire and flicked Perfect Pearls and water over it to make it sparkly!

To make the backdrop I die cut white card with the 
and the 

I blended a little blue ink over the die cuts and then layered them onto the inky background to create the wintery scene.  I die cut the whole thing with a

I stamped a sentiment from the 
die cut it and added it to the design with twine as shown.

Next I stamped the 
images and coloured them with Copics
Skin E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair  E47, E44
Outfit B39, B37, B24, B34, YR04, YR61, YR00
Bunny W3, W2, W1

I fussy cut them and added them to the design as shown.

Finally I added some 
and some 
to the scene to create some frosty shimmer!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx
*NEW Mountain Majesty Die Set Wavy Edgers Die Set Bundled Up Clear Stamps Notched Squares Die Set
Stickles Glitter Glue - Star DustSparkletz - Starry Sky


and....
be sure to visit
tomorrow as there will be some a-ma-zing digital bargains for Cyber Monday










Friday, 29 November 2019

Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale...

I am so happy and proud to have been asked by lovely Michele from 
to Guest Design for her 
Annual Holiday Sale

This is so exciting for me as I absolutely adore these gorgeous designs!


I had a lovely time deciding which of my stamps to use and really enjoyed creating some cards so be sure to look out for them over the next two weeks while the sale is on!

This card is created with a selection of stamps designed for Michele by Stacey Yacula.

I have used them to create a little scene.

Here some photos to hopefully help explain how I stamped and masked everything.

Before I started the serious business of stamping and masking I did a practice piece on a piece of card where I did nt bother masking, I just stamped everything where I wanted it to be using acetate to line things up.  I then made marks on my stamp platform with tape to make sure I stamped the sleigh and the stable in the same place on my working design.

 
The first image I stamped was the 
I masked the portion of the card where the little dog 
would sit and stamped him over the top.
I then placed a piece of acetate over the top of the card and stamped the
onto it.
 Then I placed the other stamps on the stamped barn in the position I wanted them to be on my design.  I have used ...
This was made so much easier by using the brilliant 
I stamped everything onto the acetate to check its position before I stamped it on to the design.
When I was happy with how the design looked I removed the acetate and then stamped and masked all the gorgeous images. 
Then I put the acetate back over the design and lined up the 
with the purple tape marks made earlier.  I stamped the barn onto the acetate to check everything was still properly in place.  (Thank goodness for acetate)! 
Then I removed the acetate and stamped the Barn Door Background onto the design.
Next came my favourite part - removing the masking tape and colouring the whole scene.

I simply can't tell you how much I enjoyed creating and colouring this scene!
It really is straightforward if you take it slowly and use acetate to check the position of everything before stamping it on your design!
 Here is the full list of my ingredients from
Other Ingredients
Bockingford HP Card
Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad by MFT
Acetate
Derwent Lightfast Pencils
Honeybee Stamps River Rock Stencil
Chunky White Embossing Enamel by Stampendous
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the Design Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx





Thursday, 28 November 2019

Celebrate...

Happy Thanksgiving to my lovely friends across the pond!

Wishing you all a blessed and restful day with those you love!

Today's card is one of those 'all purpose' cards, you could use for lots of occasions - including Thanksgiving!
I made this card for a photo inspiration feature in November's issue of 
Making Card Magazine!

Here's how...

Create a 14cm square card blank with the fold at the side.  Create a square of black glitter card the same size and fix it to the card blank.  Set aside

Create a 14cm square of smooth card and starting in the centre blend the distress oxides outwards in the following order - Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot

Fix the stencil over the inky card securing it to the work surface with masking tape.  Spread the Glimmer Paste over the stencil, scrape off the excess.  Carefully remove the stencil and leave the design alone until the paste is completely dry.

Once the paste has dried flick water and Perfect Pearls over the design and allow to dry.

Tear a 17cm x 2.5cm strip of vellum and wrap it around the bottom of the card design as shown, securing it at the back with tape.

On a piece of smooth card blend distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves and Flick with water.  Die cut with the celebrate sentiment and fix to the vellum.

Fix the card design to the card blank set aside earlier.
Ingredients
White Card for card blank 
Black Pearlised Glitter Card 
Smooth Card Suitable for Blending Distress Inks (I use Strathmore Smooth Vellum Bristol Board)
Distress Oxide in Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot
Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone
Perfect Pearls by Ranger in Perfect Pearl (mixed with a little water)
Vellum
(I could nt find my Whimsy one when I made this but I have added the link as it is perfect for this card)!

Fireworks Stencil Celebrate Word and Shadow Die Set

Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx

and....

be sure to visit
on Friday 29th November as there will be some a-ma-zing bargains for Black Friday!


and there's more!...



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