Sunday, 26 February 2017


Happy Sunday everyone.

Sue here today with a card to hopefully turn our thoughts and the weather to spring!

This card was one of a set I made for our lovely Tracy for 
an issue last year of Die Cutting Essentials magazine.
In fact, I have some more cards made with gorgeous 
goodies in the new issue of Die Cutting Essentials which is super exciting!
This is available in the shops now so make sure you collect a copy!

Today's card was such fun to make - and not a copic in sight! /-:
This card is made with a selection of circular die cuts and gorgeous Pion Design Paper all from wonderful Dies To Die For.  

The embellishments are made with a lovely Poppystamps die and some flowers, charms and twine from The Ribbon Girl 
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Card-io Friends sentiment stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Frayed Burlap
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can
Natural Twine
Mulberry Flowers
Butterfly Charm
Stix 2 1mm foam pads
Craft Box Basics
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting

love from

Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!

Friday, 17 February 2017


Hello everyone,
I'm here today with my first project for 

I am so happy to be asked to design there, it is a great honour to be part of such a wonderful and talented Design Team.

For my first project I chose one of my favourite digital images - Wryn - Watcha Doin? by Tiddly Inks.
I had such fun colouring this as I used a great Copic technique to create the pink background.
Before I coloured Wryn, the first thing I did was use my Copic marker R81 to colour the background all around her.  I used the brush tip for the detailed parts.
...and I used the chisel tip for the rest of the card.  (We don't get to use that nib very often but this is a good time to use it)!
Then I dipped a small piece of sponge into some colourless blender.  The sponge only needs a small amount of blender on it so it is a good idea to blot off the excess onto a separate piece of card.
I then dabbed the sponge all over the pink background. You can see the colourless blender bleaching out the pink colour.
It is fine to dab the sponge over the stamped image so that the effect goes right up to the edge of it.  The colourless blender will dry and you can carry on and colour with your Copics as normal.
This is what the background looks like when the colourless blender has dried.  Isn't this a lovely effect!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
Tiddly Inks - Challenge #198 Love
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge #108 Simply Love

I have coloured Wryn with some of my favourite Copic combinations. 
Skin - E71, E21, E00, E50
Hair - E70, E74, E77, E79, E29
Clothes - R32, R35, R37, R39, T5
Background - R81, Colourless Blender Refill, Sponge
Ground T1, T3, T5
Other Ingredients
Digi Stamp - Wryn - Watcha Doin? by Tiddly Inks.
MFT Large Rectangle Stitched Frame from Dies To Die For
MFT Roses All Over 6x6 Paper Pad from Dies To Die For
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler from Dies To Die For 
Thank you for popping by.

Happy Copic colouring!

love from

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Special friend...

Hello everyone, Happy Thursday.

I'm here today with a pocket sized pressie!
 I have had this fabulous die for ages and just have n't got round to using it!
As I'm trying really hard (well hard - ish)! to use all my stash I decided to make a little note.
I die cut the paper twice and stuck it together to make it double sided - thinking on, I should have stuck it together before I die cut it which would have been a bit easier - you live and learn eh!
 These hedgehogs are so cute!  In fact this Your Next Stamp - Fairytale Friends stamp set has six cute images and seven sentiments - total gorgeousness!

Paper - My Favourite Things Hearts and Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad
Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card from Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento ink pad in Black and Rhubarb Stalk
Copic Markers
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
hedgehogs E41, E42, E43, E44, E47 Blender Pen
Ground T1, T3
background B0000
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting

love from

Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

A simple thank you...

Happy Sunday lovely friends.

Tanglemouse is two years old!   

I will arrange something nice for you all to join in with in the next few days, and I have some super exciting crafty news coming in the next few weeks!

Stay tuned!

Today we have a new card challenge starting at
We have our usual theme of 
Anything Goes 
with some fabulous prizes for three lucky winners.

All the details can be found
Today's card is made with one of my favourite digi characters - sweet Wryn by Tiddly Inks.

I have coloured Wryn with Copics and set her on a background I made with a die cut cloud template and some chalk.

I have used a paper pad and lots of gorgeous embellishments from the 
The Ribbon Girl to finish my card.

The die cuts and sentiment are from Dies To Die For
The Ribbon Girl
Astrid Pale Cream Tulip Lace
5mm Pearl Ivory Flower Trim

Other Ingredients
Wryn andWren - Too Tweet digi stamp by Tiddly Inks
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Ovals from Dies To Die For
MFT Grateful For You Sentiment from Dies To Die For
Blue Chalk by Joy! Crafts
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Skin E70, E01, E00, E000
Hair E70, E74, E77, E79
Dress BG23, BG11, BG10, E09, R27, R24
Wren, YR23, YR21, Y21
Grass YG45, YG67, YG25, White Uni ball Gel Pen
Thank you for visiting
happy crafting!

...and remember to pop straight to
The Ribbon Girl
to look at the wonderful DT inspiration and join in the fun
and then straight to 
The Ribbon Girl Store
for some essential retail therapy!