Tuesday, 23 October 2018

For unto us a child is born...

Hello everyone

I'm whizzing buy today with something inky! (:

I absolutely adore this gorgeous 
 stamp set
It has so many possibilities crafty possibilities for Christmas creations!
I masked of the centre of the card in a rectangular shape and painted a blue watercolour wash in the aperture.

Then I stamped the images and sentiment from the gorgeous 
stamp set in black ink 
and mounted the design on a piece of black glitter card.  I'm sorry the glitter card does nt show up too well - you'll have to take my word for it that it's looks gorgeous! 
Finally I added some stars with a white gel pen.
I am definitely going to do this style of card again with some of the other beautiful images from the stamp set.
Ingredients from
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies (for the masked aperture)

Other Ingredients
Watercolour card
Blue Watercolour Ink
White Gel pen

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

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from Sue...xxx

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Giraffe advice!...

Happy Thursday lovely friends

Here's some advice from a Giraffe...

Stand tall
Eat fresh greens
Don't be afraid to stick your neck out
Preserve wild places
Be head and shoulders above the rest
Reach for new heights 
Keep your chin up

Fab isn't it!
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Other Ingredients
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card
Faber Castell Polychromos
Burnt Sienna 283, Burnt Ochre 187, Yellow Ochre 183
Black 199, Nougat 178
Earth Green Yellowish 186, Olive Green Yellowish
Fall Sentiments by Stamping Bella
Emboss Pad and Back Embossing Powder
MFT Wild Print 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Paper Doily
Wooden Button and Twine

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

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from Sue...xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

31 Nights of Halloween with Whimsy Stamps (Boo)!...

Oh my word - there are some super spooky things going on at wonderful 
I am here tonight 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 also used  Woodgrain background stamp to make the coffin lids!  
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
UK Peeps you can buy all these goodies from Dies To Die For
Stamps - Halloweeners
Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Graduated Colour Background - Too cute!...

Hello friends,

I'm here today to show you a really easy background technique with Copic Markers, Colourless Blender and some 
Whimsy Stamps 
new release gorgeousness!

Here are the things I've used...
Whimsy Stamps Polar Bear's Christmas Tree Rubber Stamp on Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes,
Copic Markers - B66, B63, B60, BG11, BG10, C2, B52, Colourless Blender refill and a natural sponge.
I started by colouring across the bottom of the design with B52
 ...then with C2...
 ...then B60... Don't worry about it looking messy, this will soon be fixed!
Then I started colouring across the top of the page with B66...
...then B63...
...then B60...
 ...then BG11...
 ...then BG10...
and B60, again, do not worry about it not looking neat and well blended.
I then repeated all of the above steps, colouring the background once more in exactly the same way.
I'm sure you are all thinking Sue has lost her mind to be showing us such streaky Copic colouring but I promise you this will work out fine! :)
The next step is to dab the background all over with a sponge dipped in Colourless Blender.
I did several layers of this, letting the blender dry between each application.
You will end up with something that looks like this, with lots of texture in the background
I finished the colouring the image with Copics.
I finished my card by sprinkling some Perfect Pearls on the background to add some shimmer, mounting the design on glitter card and adding a silver bow!
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps 
UK friends you can buy from Dies To Die For
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

It would be great to see your graduated colour backgrounds! Please share your cards with us at Copic Marker Europe by following the link 
Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

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

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Tooooo sweet...

Happy Saturday everyone,

It's World Cardmaking day and oh my this is exciting! 
Hello and Welcome to World Card Making Day with Whimsy Stamps!  We are so excited for you to join the fun today with an amazing blog hop from the talented Whimsy artists.  Each blog will have some inspiration with a card perfect for World Card Making Day. 
Today, I would like to share my project using the fabulous 
Kitten Halloween by Lee Holland
Kitten Halloween by Lee Holland
Happy Headlines Clear Stamps by Deb Davis
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Die Set 
Copic Markers
Background - Sky - B24, B21, B000, B0000 and Colourless Blender
Ground - G85, G24, G21, G40
Pumpkin - E19, YR18, YR15, Y18, E49, E47, E35
Kitten - W0, W2, W4, W6, W8, E11, E04
Grey Ink Pad
The card making community is so wonderful and Denise the owner of Whimsy Stamps wanted to share her appreciation with a fun day filled with inspiration, prizes and freebies.   Make sure to comment on each blog post to be eligible for the prizes.  In order to get the beautiful freebies that will be available make sure to join our 
Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook group.

If you stumbled across my blog without knowing there is a blog hop today, make sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful inspiration and prize opportunities!!!

So here's the important bit - make sure you call at each blog and leave a comment to be in with the chance of winning a prize!

Blog Hop List:
Sue (You are here)
Whimsy Blog
Thank you for hopping by!
enjoy yourselves on the the journey!
love from

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Rocket Man...

Hello friends, today I am taking part in a fun Blog Hop to celebrate World Space Week . 

The UN declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year in October 
Find out more on the official WSW page. (http://www.worldspaceweek.org/)

This blog hop is a part of WSW 2018 celebration 
and is listed as an event on the WSW 2018 event list 
which you can find by following the link - (here)

Fantastic artists and companies are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity. 

These are the prizes they have sponsored:
two $15 Gift Certificates to the Store (for two winners)
 ‘Starfield’ stencil (for one winner)
$20 Gift Certificate to the Store
$15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Milka is also giving away a Jane’s Doodles ‘To the Moon’ stamp set to one lucky winner.

I have a card to share with you which I had so much fun making!Ingredients
Black Card
Distress Ink Pads - Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot
White Acylic Paint
White Brilliance Ink Pad
Copic Markers
Skin E04, E11, E01, E000
Hair E41, E43, E44
Red R29, R24, R14
Blue/Green BG57, BG53, BG11
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and 
leave comment on each blog hop stop

After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to Inlinkz, 
but before you do, please read Giveaway terms, rules and privacy policy 
which are shared in Milka's blog post below Inlinkz.

Inlinkz closes on October 10th 2018, 11:55 PM CEST 
and the winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on 
October 14th 2018 during the day.

Here's the fun bit everyone, time to start hopping!

Sue Hastead(you are here) 
Milka Gubo(Inlinkz)
My space card is one of a set of three I made for Making Cards magazine.
You can still buy this issue of the magazine by following the link

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