Monday, 24 December 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

Hello lovely friends,

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

I wish you and those you love a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas.

Here is my final Christmas card of 2018

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps 
(UK friends, you can buy from Dies to Die For)

Other Ingredients
MFT Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black
Copic Markers - BV29, 25, 23, N2, N1, N0, C2, C1, C0, R59, 29, 35, 32, 30, YR24, 23, Y19
White Gel Pen
Glue Pen and Glamour Dust
Blue Glitter Card


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love from Sue...xxx







Friday, 21 December 2018

May your days be merry and bright...

Hello everyone,

Happy fri-yay!

Not long left now /-:

I hope all your holiday plans are coming together.

I can not resist candles, especially at Christmas!
They make such lovely gifts as well with individual and unique images.
Ingredients from wonderful

Other Ingredients
White Candle, 
Tissues, 
Greaseproof Paper
Silver Twine
Snowflake Charm
Slate Coaster

There is tutorial 
HERE
if you would like to see how I transferred the snowflake to the candle


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love from Sue...xxx





Friday, 14 December 2018

Happy Birthday Wonderful Whimsy ...xxx

Our wonderful
is celebrating its 10th Birthday this weekend!

Some super fun things are planned and there are prizes!  - so keep your eye on the 
and 
for all the details!

The Birthday party starts on Instagram at 
4pm EST or 9pm GMT today 
with an instagram hop so make sure you're there!

Can.Not.Wait 

Here's my card to say 
Happy Birthday Wonderful 

I am so happy to be part of the Whimsy family and celebrating this fabulous milestone with you. <3 <3 <3 
Ingredients from
(UK friends you can get these goodies from Dies To Die For)
Fadoodles Clear Stamps by Faye Wynn-Jones

Other Ingredients
Kraft Card (I use Neenah Desert Storm)
Black Ink Pad (I use MFT Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black)
Polychromos Pencils
Your Next Stamp Enamel Dots
Archival Ink Pad - Potting Shed

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....and don't forget the 
Instagram Hop
@whimsystamps
at 4pm EST or 9pm GMT

Thank you for popping by,
love from Sue...xxx

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Inky Glittery Trees...

Hello everyone,

I'm going to show you a really simple and effective technique with 
Copic Various Inks (refills), glitter card and some gorgeous products from
Whimsy Stamps

I tried this technique several times until I had found a way to do it which I think gives the best effect!
Here are the things I used:- 
Glitter Card (I used Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust Card)
Whimsy Stamps Snowy Trees by Crissy Armstrong 
(I have made so many cards with this wonderful die set this year - it really is fab)!
MFT Die namics Dies - Stitched Stars
Copic Various Inks - 0 Colourless Blender,
YG63, YG03, YR23, YR21
You will see I die cut the glitter card before applying the inky technique.  I found that if I inked the glitter card first, and then die cut it, the card lost some of its sparkle and it really spoiled the inky finish as it pressed the inks together into one colour.  It gives a much nicer, brighter finish to die cut the glitter card first.

I dabbed some spots of YG63 onto my glass mat
 ...then some YG03
 ...and finally some Colourless Blender - you need to work fast as the ink evaporates and dries quickly!
Then I placed the die cut trees onto the ink, glitter side down and gave them a little wiggle - there's no need to swipe the card through the ink, this technique works fine with just a bit of movement.
You will end up with something like this!
You can see the different shades of green ink on the glitter card - it really does look lovely!
I then repeated the same process with the die cut stars and YR23 and YR21 Various Inks
I am so happy with this technique.  I love glitter card and I use it a lot for my card making.  I am so excited to think I can use my Copic refills to make my own glitter card which will perfectly match my image colour palette!
Here is the card I made with my inky glittery trees and stars...
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Snowy Trees Die Set by Crissy Armstrong
Other Ingredients
300gsm Black Card
Vellum
Stars Embossing Folder

Thank you for popping by, happy Copic colouring, 
from Sue...xxx


Thursday, 6 December 2018

Reindeer Thursday!... (or Reindeer Tuesday two days late) (:

Hello friends, it's Reindeer Thursday
(or in truth, Reindeer Tuesday two days late)! /-:

I have such a soft spot for reindeer and these Stamping Bella cuties had been sat on my 
'to do' pile for far too long!
Ingredients from
Other Ingredients
Hot Press Card
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Iced Spruce
Perfect Pearls
Stix2 Masking Sheet
Caran D'ache Luminance Pencils (Dreamy)!!!
White Gel Pen
Mod Podge
Glamour Dust
Archival Ink in Cobalt
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Happy creating! 

love from

Sue...xxx



Monday, 3 December 2018

Reindeer Monday!...

Hope it's a Happy Monday everyone!

Well - so far I'm managing to make a Christmas card every other day, but the month is still young! (:

Here's a real cutie!
from
Ingredients
Other Ingredients
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot
Copic Markers and Polychromos
Perfect Pearls
Brilliance Ink Pad in Gold Galaxy
Gold Stars from Paperchase


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Happy creating! 

love from

Sue...xxx

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Snow one like you!...

Happy Satur-yay everyone!

Well, I've worked out, if I make a Christmas card every day in December for the next three weeks or so I'll have rescued my Christmas list!

Yeah - like that will happen! (Nice idea though)!

I'm on track so far! ;)

Here is an absolute cutie
for wonderful
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Snowflake Penguin by Lee Holland (Available at Dies To Die For)
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies
Snow Flurry Clear Stamp Set by Deb Davis
Other Ingredients
Other Ingredients
Background - Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, White Gel Pen
Black Ink Pad
Stix2 Masking Sheet
Copics and Polychromos 
Vellum
Stazon Ink Pad in Black
Purple Glitter Card
Mod Podge & Glamour Dust

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love from Sue...xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Oh Holy Night...

Hello everyone!, Hope it's a happy Thursday!

Today I have been playing with inky backgrounds again and trying to make a ray of light!

This beautiful stamp set 
from 
is just perfect to try this background out!

Ingredients from
(UK friends, you can buy these from Dies To Die For)
Other Ingredients
Copic Markers
Background B39, B37, B34, Colourless Blender Pen, 
Skin V12, E00, E000
Swaddling, E40, E41, E43
Manger YR27, YR24, YR23, E23, E25, E27
Silver Gel Roll Pen
White Polychromos Pencil
Silver Glitter Card


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love from Sue...xxx


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Be your own kind of beautiful...

Happy Sunday friends...

Today I have a no lines image to show you!

I love Stamping Bella and I have used Copics to colour the gorgeous image
I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and Perfect Pearls to create the background on Strathmore Vellum Bristol Paper.
I die cut Layla with her matching die, fixed her to the background and added some 
The design is mounted on blue mirror card.
Copic Markers
Skin - V12, B93, E00
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Frock - R37, R35, R32
Jacket - B29, B25, B23


Thank you for popping by today!
Happy Crafting!
love from
Sue...xxx

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Cool Christmas...

Hello Friends!

Well, I don't now about you but I have given up pretending that I'm not fussed with Christmas because truth is I am having such a lovely time making Christmas cards! /-:

In fact I'm having such a fab time that today I have made two!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
*(Currently out of stock but there are lots of other gorgeous Christmas papers you could use)
To make this card I stamped and masked the image and first created the background with Distress Oxides
Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio 
The image is coloured with Copics and Polychromos
Car - BV23, BV20, Dark Indigo and Black
Snowmen - Cold Grey iv
Hats and scarves are a selection of reds, greens, purples
The snow is a white Signo Uniball Gel Pen
This tag/card is coloured with Polychromos - I didn't note the colours but it is a simple selection of reds, greens, purples
The snow is a  white Signo Uniball Gel Pen
Finally I added a red velvet bow with silver bells - pure Christmas indulgence! (:


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love from
Sue...xxx


Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Penguin and Reindeer Crush...

Hello everyone!

I'm flying by today with the sweetest card!

It has several of my favourite features...
Reindeer, penguins, and a Copic coloured background!

Plus, it is made with stamps by Crissy Armstrong and Deb Davis 
for wonderful
Whimsy Stamps
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps 
Penguin and Reindeer Friend Rubber Cling Stamp by Crissy Armstrong
Dash Away Clear Stamp Set by Deb Davis
Other Ingredients
Grey Ink Pad
Archival Ink Pad
Stix2 Masking Sheet
Embossing Pad and Silver Embossing Powder
Black Glitter Card
Copic Markers
Background - B99, B97, B93, B91, Colourless Blender Pen, Silver Pen
Moon - C00, B60, BG000
Penguin - BV29, BV25, BV23, C00, C2 and Colourless Blender, YR27, YR24, YR23, 
Reindeer - E40, E41, E43, E44, W7, W5, W3, E40, W00, W2
Reds - R59, R29, R27, R24, R14
Greens - G28, G24, G21
Yellows - Y19, Y15, Y11
Grey and Brown Polychromos for eye detail
I absolutely loved colouring this!

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love from Sue...xxx





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