Wednesday 30 October 2019

Happy Halloween!...

Hello friends

Happy Halloween Wednesday!

I'm sneaking in with this card almost at the last minute!

I have been wanting to colour this image for aaaaages!

I want to say a massive thank you to Antonia at Taffleberry Lane for being so inspirational!

Her tutorials are amazing and as soon as I saw this beautiful background I knew I wanted to have a go at it!
I have used the fa-boo-lous
and a

The image is coloured with Copics and I freehanded the background following Antonia's amazing tutorial.

First I stamped and masked the Haunted House, then I added the sky background.  I removed the mask and coloured the image, finishing off by adding the grass, the tree and the details to the sky.

Copics Used
Sky, RV21, RV14, RV13, R35, R89
Moon, W1, W00
House, C9, C8, C6, C4, V99, RV99, RV95
Windows, Y38, Y35, Y18
Wood, R59, E37, E34
Greens, G29, G07, YG03
Hair/bandages E43, E41

Thank you for popping by!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous cards by the rest of the DTDF DT – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting
From Sue…xxx

...and if you get chance check out Antonia - Taffleberry Lane on Instagram, Facebook or You Tube!

Monday 28 October 2019

31 Nights of Halloween - Night 28

Hello everyone!

I hope it's a Happy Monday!!!

I'm here today with a spook-tacular project to play along with wonderful
31 Nights of Halloween!
This is the best event of the year!  There is heaps of fa-boo-lous Halloween Inspiration and prizes to be won!  So - stick around until the end of this post to see how you can enter!

I have used one of my favourite images
and the boo-tiful new paper pack

I thought it would be fun to make a little treat bag!

Here are some quick instructions!

Create a 10cm x 30cm strip of black card and score and fold it horizontally at 13cm and 17 cm.
on both ends - make a mark on each side 8cm up from the fold and a mark halfway across the top at 5cm.
Cut the ends into points, punch a hole and round them slightly.  Cut a piece of design paper to fit to the outside of the box when folded, as shown below.
Create a 13cm x 13cm rectangle of black card and cut it in half diagonally making two triangles.  Score the triangles 1cm in from each edge.  Cut a piece of design paper the same size and then trim it to fit inside the triangles.
Fix the longest scored edge of the triangles to the back of the stripy panel
Then fix them across the front of the panel with a row of glue dots along the bottom edge
So - I'm a muppet because I completely forgot to take a pic of the triangles folded and fixed across the front of the stripy panel but hopefully you can get the idea from pic of the finished treat bag!  Please feel free to contact me if you want me to explain further!

I decorated the bag with strip of black card, a skull die cut from the 
and a sentiment from the
Goth Girl stamp set 
stamped and heat embossed onto a 

I stamped and cut out Goth Girl (with my Scan n Cut) and coloured her with Copics
Skin E04, E21, E00, E000
Hair BV04, N4, N6, N8 100
Clothes V17, V15, V12, R17, RVV, G28, G24, G21

Finally I fixed her to the finished gift bag!

The 'gift' is Candy Cane in a cello bag which is fixed to the back panel of the bag with Glue Dots!

Finally - I have to say that sentiment is just PERFECT and sums me up most days!!! (:
Now's the important stuff about how to enter the Grand Draw and hopefully be a winner!!

The grand prize is a $100 shopping spree at wonderful
Whimsy Stamps!

and... one other lucky winner from the comments on my post on the 
Whimsy Inspirations blog
will win two gorgeous rubber stamps by our Crissy - Cat Witch and Penguin Trick or Treaters.  
The comment with the scariest halloween/horror movie will be the winner!  
The scarier the better so be sure to pop over and leave a comment there!...and remember to check back on 31st to see if you're a winner!


💀  Share our Halloween event banner on any/all social media and TAG at least one friend
💀  Link your posts back here with the linky tool below
💀  Each new post counts for one entry
💀  Enter as many times as you'd like between now and 10/30/19 by 11:55pm

Add your link below for the prize draw, and then pop to the Whimsy Blog to comment scarily for a chance to win the rubber stamps...

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Dracula's Coffin Die Set  Tombstone Tag Die Set

Friday 25 October 2019

Holiday Joy - a special new release day!

Hello everyone!

I hope this week is being kind to you!

I'm here today as we have a very special 
Whimsy Stamps 
mini release, 
arranged to go along with the first day of the fabulous and exciting 
Whimsy Craft Retreat in Fort Myers!

Over the next few days you will be treated to some absolute gorgeousness which the Whimsy Team have been desperate to share with you for weeks!!

I have used the most beautiful image by our lovely Crissy Armstrong 

Ellie the Special Reindeer 
is coloured with Caran D'ache Luminance pencils and fussy cut!

The background is a piece of card which 
has been blended with Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar.  The background has also been splattered with water and Perfect Pearls

The J and the O are cut with my scan and cut but you could absolutely get the same effect by using 
Whimsy Stamps Bold ABC Dies

The letters have been blended with Distress Oxides in Hickory Smoke, Aged Mahogany and Worn Lipstick in an ombre style.  They have also been slathered with Perfect Pearls.

The card was assembled as shown and mounted on a piece of design paper.

Finally I added a sentiment from the 
You're My Jolly Clear Stamp Set 
which was stamped in black ink and die cut with a 
Quick Strips Die

Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous new release 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
**PREORDER NEW Ellie the Special Reindeer Rubber Cling Stamp Bold ABC Die Set

You're My Jolly Clear Stamps Quick Strips Die Set

Friday 18 October 2019

Toadally snowy!...

Happy Fri-yay friends!

I have a toadally cute 
Whimsy Stamps
image to show you today!

This cute toad  (yes there absolutely IS such a thing)!
is coloured with Copics YG00, YG03, G07, G29, Y04, Y08, Y18, Y26 and fussy cut!

He is sat on a piece of torn vellum embossed with snowflakes.

The background is a piece of card die cut with a
The card has been blended with Distress oxides in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar which has been splattered with water and dabbed with 

So cute and I LOVE the other image in this set with the toad in the snow globe!
Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous new release 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 Toadally Snowy Clear Stamps *NEW Wavy Pierced Rectangles Die Set
Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

Sunday 6 October 2019

World Space Week Blog Hop - Moon Gazing!

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to this fab event which was such great fun last year!

We are celebrating World Space Week (WSW), an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The UN declared in 1999 that WSW will be held each year from October 4 – 10. Find out more on the official WSW page. (
The theme of WSW 2019 is: " The Moon: Gateway to the Stars."
According to the WSW theme, we will be showcasing projects featuring Moon in this year’s blog hop.
This blog hop is a part of WSW 2019 celebration and is listed as an event on an official WSW 2019 event list (event no 27855).
Here is the card I made in celebration of World Space Week!

I used fabulous products by wonderful 

A Boy's Dream Clear Stamps
Moon Background Rubber Cling Stamp
Mini Action Wobbles Springs - 12 pack
Thank you to my lovely friend Elaine (Marker Geek) for the background colouring inspiration and the superb galaxy colouring tutorial which you an see
Fantastic artists and companies are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity. These are the prizes they have sponsored:
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Certificate to the Store
Jane’s Doodlestwo stamp sets of winner's choice
Lawn Fawn$25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Newton's Nook Designs: $20 Store Credit
Your Next Stamp: $15 YNS e-Gift card
 5 prizes will be given away to 5 winners. 
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 prior 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 2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on October 14th 2019 during the day.
 Blog hop list:
Milka Gubo                   
Neha Bhatt                   
Sue Hastead      (You Are HERE)           
Tanja Kabel       

Thank you for hopping by!
happy crafting love from

World Cardmaking Day with wonderful Whimsy Stamps...

Hello everyone!

There's a world of fun to take part in for 
World Cardmaking Day at Wonderful 
Whimsy Stamps

We have a blog hop and an instagram hop all with prizes so please join us! 

Here is the card I made to celebrate this special day for all of us cardmakers!

I found a fabulous copic colouring tutorial on You Tube by

I was so inspired by the background colouring that I had a go at it myself!  I have been wanting to improve my background colouring and I really enjoyed this!

To make this card I stamped and masked the 
far too cute to spook images from the 
Whimsy Stamps

I left the masks in place and coloured the image - background first - with Copic Markers.

I removed the masks and completed the colouring.

I am so happy with how this turned out!

I stamped the trick or treat sentiment using the 
Whimsy Stamps

Finally I mounted the design onto a piece of turquoise mirri card!
Be sure to visit
to join in the hopping fun!

Thank you for popping by!
Happy Crafting
From Sue…xxx

Halloweeners Clear Stamps You're My Boo Clear Stamps

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Welcome to Candy Cane Lane!...

Hello everyone!

I am back today with some more 
Whimsy Stamps
new release gorgeousness!

...and oh my word, I have been sat on my hands for a week in excitement about showing you this!

by Krista Heij-Barber
is one of the cutest sets!

You are going to *need* these in your stash because of the amount of fun you'll have creating and the number of different cards you can make!
The card was so straightforward to make!

I blended Distress Oxides in 
Worn Lipstick and Barn Door over two 22cm x 10cm rectangles of smooth card (I use Bristol)

Then I flicked water and Perfect Pearls over them and allowed them to dry.
I die cut one piece of blended card with the fabulous new 

I trimmed the second into a rectangle measuring 19cm x 7cm and layered the die cut and the rectangle of blended card onto a slightly larger piece of white glitter card.

I stamped the gorgeous and scrumptious images from the 
in black ink onto white card and cut them out.

I coloured them with Copics
Skin E04, E11, E00, E000 
Hair/Fur Trim/Apron C3, C1, C00, 0
Reds E79, R89, R29
Green, YG17, YG07
Gingerbread House (Cuteness Overload)! (;
BV31, E30, E11, YR31, YR21, E34, E97, E37, E79, R89, R29
Big hugs and thanks to lovely Elaine (Marker Geek) for the colour combo inspiration!

I stamped the Candy Cane Lane sentiment and the coloured images onto the design as shown.
I really hope you love this set of stamps as much as I do!  I have been so excited about showing you all this card!

Please have a good look around the 
At the gorgeous new release 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 Candy Cane Lane Clear Stamps  *NEW Slimline Postage Die
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Antique Linen