Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Bundle Girl Winter Friends - Stamping Bella

 Hello friends!

This is the last card from me this year - I'm so sorry to not really have made very many!

It has been a fairly mad, bad and sad year every way up!

I did consider that it may be a bit lightweight to keep blogging throughout the awfulness of it all this year but I decided that as it keeps me happy and sane, it might just be doing the same for you!

Twelve months ago I never expected that the world and the UK would be in such a state!

Neither did I expect that a simple slip whilst on a summer walk along the cliff side in Dorset would cause such damage to my leg!  It has been a horrible ordeal to break bones!  The only thing I've ever broken in my life is the speed limit and an occasional nail!  However, it is small fry given what so many others have to contend with!  I have surgery scheduled in January to remove the metalwork in my leg and then all should be good to go!

I am genuinely moved and quite bowled over by the love and support of so many of you - thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I think this beautiful image and sentiment says it all!...
Bazzill Basics Kraft Card
Archival Ink Pad in Shadow Grey
Prismacolour Pencils
Skin Light - Umber, Lilac, Rosy Beige, Beige, Peach, Light Peach, Cream
Reds - Tuscan Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red, Salmon Pink
Browns - Dark Brown, Light Umber, Clay Rose, Putty Beige, Ginger Root
Holly Leaves - Dark Green, Olive Green, Limepeel, Yellowish Chartreuse
Boots - French Grey 90%, French Grey 70%, French Grey 50%, French Grey 30%, French Grey 10%
Snowy Ground - Slate Grey, White
Twigs - Sepia
Thank you for popping by today!

Take extra special care of yourselves, those you love and those who love you this festive season, even if it is at a distance!

love from
Sue...xxx 






Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Snowy Trees - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello everyone...

I am such a bad example!... (:

I leave everything until the last minute and am probably the only person still madly making Christmas cards! 

I am so thankful that wonderful
has so many lovely products!

I cobbled together a set of cards using the beautiful

These were so easy to make! (...and did I mention quick)!!!

I swooshed some water colour card through some ink spritzed with water.  (I used Sparkle Pens but you could easily use which ever you have to have to hand.

I then cut a small rectangular piece of hammered white card and die cut the smallest tree in the centre of the rectangle.  ( I eyeballed the sizes and did nt write them down!  If you wanted to, you could cut the tree out first and then cut the rectangular shape to a size you are happy with)!

I cut the inky card 5ml wider than the die cut tree pieces and fixed them together as shown with foam tape.

The sentiments are stamped on in grey ink.

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

Snowy Trees Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Gingerbread Greetings Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Warm Fuzzies Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Watercolour Card
Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pens

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Sunday, 20 December 2020

Thank goodness for Tartan Paper! - Whimsy Stamps

 Happy Sunday friends!

If you are anything like me then you are in a state of panic and still making Christmas cards!

Thank goodness for 

Yesterday I made a set of cards with a few Whimsy Stamps goodies to help rescue myself! 
These were so quick and easy to make and despite being in a flap I really enjoyed putting them together!

Thank you for visiting!
I hope you have a good day and are managing to stay safe and well. 

Happy Crafting!
love from
Sue...xxx
Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Primitive Shaker Shapes Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Bookmark and Tags Die Set - Whimsy Stamps 

Other Ingredients

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Saturday, 19 December 2020

A Stinkerbell Christmas! - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello everyone!

I hope this rather damp and gloomy Saturday finds you all safe and well!

I love to be able to make Christmas cards with stash that was nt intended for that!
I try and challenge myself to use 'everyday' goodies for seasonal cards!

This year the very fabulous
Stinkerbell by Whimsy Stamps (Deb Davis Amped2Stamp)
has had a Christmas makeover!
Ingredients from
Copic Markers
Skin E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair R30, RV42, R43, R39
Clothes YR000, YR01, R12, R32, R35, R43, R56, E81, E84
Wings YR21, YR12, YR27, YR18

Thank you for popping by,
Have a lovely weekend and Happy crafting!
love from
Sue...xxx

Stinkerbell Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Slimline Card Builder Die - Whimsy Stamps Primitive Shaker Shapes Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
You're My Jolly Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Happy Large Word Die - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Watercolour Card


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Thursday, 17 December 2020

Mochi Ornament Girl - Stamping Bella

 Hello everyone!

I hope the world is being kind to you today!  

I have been wanting to make this card for agaaages but I knew it would take some concentration and time so I've been 'sitting on it'!

From the moment they were released I lost my heart to the beautiful

I have been determined to get creative with them before Christmas and I've had a lovely couple of days this week designing and colouring this card.

Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Other Ingredients
Judkins Eclipse Masking Paper
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Tumbled Glass

Hair - Payne's Grey 30%, Payne's Grey 60%, Prussian Blue, Idanthrone Blue, Black
Skin - Dark Flesh 40%, Herculanian Red Burnt Ochre 10%, Pink White
Eyes - Cobalt Green, Grass Green, Violet Grey, Sepia
Reds - Moss Green, Scarlet, Anthraquinoid Red, Anthraquinoid Pink
Yellows - Raw Sienna, Medium Cadmium Yellow, Naples Ochre
Blue/Black Sweater - Copic Markers BV29, BV25, BV23 plus Prussian Blue, Indanthrone Blue, Slate Grey

Thank you for popping by!
Stay safe and well and happy crafting!
love from
Sue...xxx 

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Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Paisley has a Pressie - Stamping Bella

 Happy Tuesday friends!

I have of my favourite stamped images to share with you today, and although she isn't a Christmas image per se I decided to make her into one!

available in the UK from  
Ingredients from
Dies To Die For

Copic Markers
Skin - E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000
Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
Clothes - R24, R22, R20, YR24, Y18, Y08
Pressie - B04, B02, B01, B00, YG25, YG03, YG01
Ground, W7, W5, W3, W1

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


Sunday, 13 December 2020

Whimsy Stamps Pine Bough Background and other goodies!...

 Happy Sunday friends!

Whilst I am writing this post it is absolutely chucking it down with rain and still dark!  - So not very festive at all to be honest!

Hopefully I can change that feeling with today's card with is something a bit different from me but I did enjoy putting it together.

I used some gorgeous goodies from Whimsy Stamps
(UK friends you can find all of these goodies at Dies To Die For)

To make the delicate looking stamped background I painted directly onto the 
with brush markers.  (I used Arteza but any would be fine, you could even use straightforward watercolours and apply them with a brush.  

I used a selection of browns and greens and just dabbed them on the star roughly where I wanted the colour to be.

I then very lightly sprayed the stamp with water and stamped direct onto watercolour card.  I dried it with a heat tool (because I'm impatient, you can let it dry naturally)!

Next I sprinkled on some chunky embossing enamel and heat set it from underneath.  

I assembled the rest of the card with goodies from Whimsy Stamps as shown.

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps

Thank you for popping by!  Stay safe and happy crafting

from Sue...xxx <3

Slimline Card Builder Die - Whimsy Stamps Pine Bough Background Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy StampsBookmark and Tags Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Tartan - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Sparkletz - Peppermint Stix - Whimsy Stamps 

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Saturday, 5 December 2020

Whimsy Stamps - Gnome(s) For Christmas ...

 Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend!

Oh.My.Word - you know how sometimes you make a card ... and you just get ridiculously over excited...well here is THAT card!

(Thank you Hazel France for such a fabulous photo)!

I made this card with two amazing stamp sets from
and one of the fabulous Whimsy Stamps innovations,

I have put together a little tutorial to show you how I masked and stamped this Gnomie panorama...
 
I die cut a piece of Kraft card with the Card Builder Die and stamped the first gnomes right in the centre.
...then I stamped and created a mask with my favourite masking paper (Judikins Eclipse) and put it over the top of the original stamped gnomes.  (The best way to create the mask is to cut very carefully just into the black outline so that you can line up you images without any gaps)
I then placed a piece of clear acetate over the card and stamped my second gnome onto it.  I do this as it helps to see what the design will look like and I can make sure the images are lined up how I like them!
...I repeated this with the third gnome...
I then masked the second and third gnomes...
...and stamped the final two images onto acetate again to line them up.
I stamped the two final gnomies and then peeled off the masking paper - the reveal is my favourite part!  This is how the gnomie scene looked - and I have to confess I was pretty happy!

I settled down to do some colouring with my Prismacolor pencils, lashings of tea and the odd chocolate biscuit! - such FUN!
...it was worth every colourful minute!

Thank you so much for popping by!
Take care of yourselves and happy creating!
(Thank you Elaine Marker Geek for the colour combo inspiration)
Skin - Clay Rose, Nectar, Peach, Seashell Pink
Beards - French Grey 70%, French Grey 50%, French Grey 30%, French Gray 10%
Reds -  Olive Green, Crimson Lake, Scarlet Lake, Carmine Red
Blues - Poppy Red, Aquamarine, Light Green
Greens - Crimson Red, Kelly Green, Apple Green, Spring Green
Yellow/gold - Lilac, Goldenrod, Spanish Orange, Jasmine

Gnome for Christmas Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Gnome for the Holidays Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
Slimline Card Builder Die - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card
Crystal Glamour Dust

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Friday, 4 December 2020

Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale 2020 - Egg Nog!

 Happy Fri-Yay friends!

I hope you are all well and getting your heads around it being DECEMBER!!! o-:

You still have a few days to visit the fabulous Holiday Sale at

Purple Onion Designs

...there is so much off the scale gorgeousness to look at there so be sure to pop along and look at the beautiful selection of stamps bought to life by Michele's amazing Design Team! - I can't tell you how humbled I am to be a Guest Designer for this fabulous event.

This little chap has had quite a journey with that lantern to light his way!

Ingredients from Purple Onion Designs


Other Ingredients
Judikins Eclipse Masking Tape
Copic Markers
Egg Nog - E47, E74, E71, E43, E50, E41,W8, W4
Scarf R89, R39, E35, YR23
Lantern Y02, Y21, Y26, E39, G20, Y04, G000
Light Y0000, Y000, YR30
Ground BV21, BV23, BV25
Catherine Pooler Inks in Stone Blue, Twilight, Limoncello
White Gel Pen
Sparkle Spray (Prima I think)!

Thank you for popping by!
Please stay safe
love from Sue...xxx