Thursday, 27 September 2018

Jar of Hearts...

Hello everyone,  I hope it's a happy Monday! 

I'm here today to share a special card - special because I made it for a lovely friend's birthday!
It was actually one of the most difficult things I have ever coloured because it involved colouring a transparent object!  
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Copic Markers - 
Background BG11, BG10
Greys  C6, C4, C2, C0
Hearts FV2, V17, V15
Label C1, C0, E50
Purple Twine
Heart Charm
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love from


Sue...xxx

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hot Chocolate Honey...

Happy Wednesday everyone, 

Before I show you today's card I just want to take a moment to say a massive thank you to you all for the love I received for my last post.  
I am quite overwhelmed by it and your kindness means the world to me as for me, that was a very special card to make and share.

...and now for some thing completely different! :)

Today's card has the biggest hair challenge I have ever undertaken...
and...
I am so glad I stuck with it!
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps 
UK peeps you can buy these goodies from Dies To Die For
Card Builder Windows Die Set
Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
MFT Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black
Distress Oxide Ink pads in Wilted Violet and Iced Spruce

Copic Markers
Skin BV00, E53, E000, R20, Eyes B02, YG23
Hair 100, N8, N6, N4, BV04
Jumper G28, G24, G21, FV2, V17, V15
Mug C1, C00, E50

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love from Sue...xxx



Sunday, 23 September 2018

to everything there is a season...

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3 1-8
For my beloved friend of many years at this time of trial.
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Copic Markers 
V91, V93, BG10, BG11, BV20, B41, BG0000, W00
Thank you for popping by lovely friends
Sue...xxx


Thursday, 20 September 2018

The stars are brightly shining...

Happy Thursday everyone!

Here's a very cute Whimsy Stamps mouse.

I absolutely loved colouring this gorgeous image 
by Crissy Armstrong 
You can say aaahhhh!  <3
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
(UK Peeps you can buy these from Dies To Die For)
Mousey Candy Cane by Crissy Armstrong 
Oh Holy Night Clear Stamps by Deb Davis (sentiment)
Wish Upon A Star Clear Stamps by Denise Lynn (background)
Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Circular and Square Dies by Tonic Studios
Bannertastic Stamps and Dies by Lawn Fawn

Copic Markers
Background - B18, B69, B79 and Colourless Blender
Mousey - E41, E42, E43, E44
Ears and Tail - E04, R21, E11, E000, E00
Hat and Jumper - G28, G24, G21, G20
Trim - W2, W0, and Colourless Blender, White Gel Roll Pen
Candy Cane - C2, C1, C0, E50, Colourless Blender
R89, R29, R27, R24, R22

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love from Sue...xxx


Sunday, 9 September 2018

A whiter shade of pale...

Hello everyone!

I'm here today with a fiendish tutorial involving gorgeous 
Whimsy Stamps - Halloweeners stamp set and some frightful colouring! (: o:

As it is now the time of year when we all love colouring ghosts, snowmen, polar bears I thought I would show you how I colour white with my Copics!

The items I have used for this colouring technique are - 
The ghost stamp from Whimsy Stamps - Halloweeners Clear Stamps
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes - Marker Geek
MFT Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black
Copic Markers
W3, W1, W0
C3, C1, C0
BV00, B000, B0000
and 0 Colourless Blender
I decided to colour three ghosts each in different shades to represent white,
Ghost number 1!
 I coloured the areas where the darkest part of my image would be in W00 to provide a base for the darkest colour I'll be using.
It helps to remember that when you colouring something to look white you are not colouring the white areas you are colouring the shaded areas.  My light source is coming from the top right hand side.
Then I coloured on top of the W00 with W3,
...then blended out the W3 with W1,

...then blended out the W1 with W00
...finally I used the Colourless Blender to push back the W00 so there is a smooth blend between the marker and the parts of the image I am leaving as a white space.
Ghost Number 2
 I coloured the areas where the darkest part of my image would be in C0 to provide a base for the darkest colour I'll be using.
Again, my light source is coming from the top right hand side.
Then I coloured on top of the C0 with C3,
...then blended out the C3 with C1,
...then blended out the C1 with C0,
...finally I used the Colourless Blender to push back the C0 so there is a smooth blend between the marker and the parts of the image I am leaving as a white space.

Ghost Number 3
(Thank you to Elaine Hughes - Marker Geek for the colour combination for this one)!
I coloured the areas where the darkest part of my image would be in B0000 to provide a base for the darkest colour I'll be using.
Again, my light source is coming from the top right hand side.
Then I coloured on top of the B0000 with BV00,
...then blended out the BV00 with B000 and blend out the B000 with B0000,
...finally I used the Colourless Blender to push back the B0000 so there is a smooth blend between the marker and the parts of the image I am leaving as a white space.
I repeated all the above steps to give a real depth of colour.
Here are my three ghosts so far!  What do you think?  Do you have a favourite?
I finished the ghosts off by colouring their shoes and adding white highlights with a gel pen.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, colouring white is so useful, not only can you colour ghosts, snow, animals, you can also use exactly the same technique for colouring white clothes and flowers!

This is the project I made once I had finished my ghostly colouring!
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Other Ingredients - 
Frantage Trick or Treat Fragments
Halloween Charms
Baker's Twine 

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

from Sue...xxx

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Contemporary Colours for Christmas...

Hello everyone!

Here we are on day two of our exciting release week at

Now, you may know that I am a bit of a stickler for traditional Christmas colours, your, red's green, golds etc! 
 So ... today's card will be a surprise for you having certainly been a shock for me! (:

I have used some contemporary Christmas colours along with a beautiful new release
stamp 
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Kraft Card
Twine and Rusty Bells

Copic Markers
Background RV34, RV32, RV01. RV30 and Colourless Blender
(I coloured the background ombre style with Copics, then daubed colourless blender on the Woodgrain stamp and place it on the background to 'bleach out' the woodgrain pattern)
Wreath RV69, RV34, RV32
BV08, BV17, BV34
G24, G43, YG03
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love from
Sue...xxx

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Boo!...

Happy 1st September everyone!

....lots of reasons to be happy today!
Firstly in my book it is Autumn so I can think about hibernating and forget about cooking myself in 30+ degree temperatures! (:
Secondly, it is the start of a week of gorgeous new release goodies from
wonderful 

Oh my word - there are some super things to look forward to this week!

I am kicking things off with a fa-boo-lous stamp set from Deb Davis
In all honesty you could make dozens of cards with this amazing set and just never get bored!
I had fun!  I used the new release stamp Woodgrain background to make the coffin lids!  
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Stamps - Halloweeners
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love from
Sue...xxx
A little note about the papers I used - I have had them for eons and they were gift - I have no idea who designed them - however, cobwebs and stars are pretty standard for Halloween papers so hopefully if you wanted to, you could find something similar!
Happy Crafting!
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