Saturday 23 December 2023

The Merriest Little City - Purple Onion Designs

Hello friends,

I hope you are all keeping well and are ready for the imminent Christmas holiday break.  

I feel I am scraping into the festive season by the skin of my teeth!  I am just looking forward to having a rest, with my boys, and getting by!

This is my last card of 2023.  It has been a sad and difficult year but I am looking forward with optimism to 2024.

It is no secret I am a massive lover of all things Stacy Yacula by Purple Onion Designs.  I have adored and cherished the beautiful red rubber stamps for many years and have been lucky enough to appear several times as a guest designer for lovely Michele.

Picking a favourite collection is like picking my favourite child but he latest of Stacey's collections,
The Merriest Little City is I think my favourite one so far!

I can not tell you how much fun I had creating this card.
... silver bells ... silver bells ...
come on... you know you want to! (:

Ingredients from Purple Onion Designs
Stamps from The Merriest Little City Collection by Stacey Yacula

Other Ingredients
Black Cardstock
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue
Vellum
Black Stazon Ink Pad

I want to say a massive thank you to Michele for her kindness and support with my card making!

...and also to Amy Young for always being so generous and sharing her talent, colouring palettes and processes.  I borrowed from Amy in the making of this card!

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy time
from Sue...xxx



Saturday 2 December 2023

I'll Be Home For The Holidays - Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale

Saturday hugs friends!
2023 Holiday Sale Graphic - 3 Dogs and Row House
I am so thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Michele's fabulous 
Purple Onion Designs 2023 Holiday Sale!

There are BIG reductions in store so please be sure to follow the links below for all the details.  Sale ends 3rd December so don't linger!!!

Here is another of my cards made with some of the gorgeous stamps available at Purple Onion Designs.
The ones I have used here are from the 
I'll Be Home For The Holidays series by Stacey Yacula
I stamped, masked and coloured this scene with Copics.  
I did a masking tutorial a while back especially for creating these gorgeous designs with Stacey's images.
I'll pop the link at the end of this post for you!

Ingredients from PURPLE ONION DESIGNS


Other Ingredients
Multifarious Card by Lavinia Stamps
Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad by MFT
Distress Ink Pads Spun Sugar, Dusty Concord & Faded Jeans
Dr Ph Martin's Bleedproof White Ink
Gold Acrylic Paint 
Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape
Ranger Stickles Glitter Gel - Moon Dust
Acetate
Turquoise Card

Copic Markers 
Holiday House - BG93, BG90, BG75, BG72, BG70
Windows - E11, YR21, YR31, Tree YG67, YG25
Melvin - C2, C0, R24, R14, E34, E33, E30
Fox - YR68, YR02, YR00, YR0000, YR31, YR21
Eddie & Ethel - W3, W1, W0, R20, B28, B24
E34, E33, E31, V15, V12
Ground E50, N2, N1, N0

Thank you so much for popping by today.  

I hope you and those you love are all keeping well

Sue...xxx

Link to Stamping/Masking instructions...




 

Friday 1 December 2023

Stamping Bella December 2023 New Release Day!

Happy Fri-Yay friends!


The much waited for Stamping Bella December Release Day is here!

All the new gorgeous stamps are available in store right now!

Here is a round up of the cards I made with some of the new stamps!

I had such fun, thank you to lovely Elaine and the Bella's for having me!


If you check out my blog posts for the last couple of days you will see all the ingredients I used to make these cards!

Be sure to pop to the Blogabella to see all the gorgeous inspiration from the wonderful Bella's!

Thank you for popping by today!  Happy Crafting!

from Sue...xxx

Thursday 30 November 2023

Sneak Peeks Day Two - Stamping Bella 2023 Release

  Hello friends!


I am back again today as a Guestabella for the fabulous Stamping Bella new release tomorrow! 

Enormous thanks to lovely Elaine and the Bella's for having me.  It is always such a privilege to join in with this wonderful team.

Today is Day Two of the Sneak Peeks and yet again it is sure to blow you away!
Ingredients from Stamping Bella
(UK Friends - These are available from Dies To Die For)
Tiny Townie Wonderland Alice Rubber Stamp

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23
Frock - BG49, BG13, BG32, BG11, YR23, Y18, Y08, Y06
Leaves - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Bow/Shoes - R46, R24, R14
Stockings - N8, N6, N4, N2
Ground - N2

Other Ingredients
Quickie Glue Pen
Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter

Ingredients from Stamping Bella
(UK Friends - These are available from Dies To Die For)
Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Wonderland White Rabbit Rubber Stamp

Blues - B29, B28, B24
Reds - R46, R24, R14
Yellows - YR23, Y18, Y08
Ground - C3, C1, C0, 0

Other Ingredients
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Be sure to pop to the Blogabella to see all the gorgeous inspiration from the wonderful Bella's!

Thank you for popping by today!  Happy Crafting!

from Sue...xxx

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Sneak Peeks Day One - Stamping Bella December 2023 Release

 Happy Wednesday friends! 

I am over the moon and absolutely thrilled to be a Guest Designer again for fabulous Stamping Bella for the latest new release. 

Enormous thanks to lovely Elaine and the Bella's for having me as a Guestabella!

Today is Day One of the Sneak Peeks - prepare yourselves peeps!

The new release stamps will be available to buy online at Stamping Bella on 1st December.  (UK friends you will be able to order them from Dies To Die For)

Ingredients from Stamping Bella
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Snow White
Princess Sentiment Set

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Copic Markers
Skin E13, E11, E00
Hair C9, C8, C5, C3
Reds R39, R29, R14
Blues B29, B28, B24
Yellows YR14, Y17, Y15

White Gel Pen
Ingredients from Stamping Bella
(UK Friends - These are available from Dies To Die For)
Bleeding Heart Oddball

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Skin E13, E11, E00, E0000
Hair - E44, E43, E42
Frock - BG49, BG13, BG32, BG11, YR23, Y18, Y08
Leaves - YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
Flowers - RV13, RV21, RV00, RV0000
Ground - E42, E43
Ingredients from Stamping Bella
(UK Friends - These are available from Dies To Die For)
Oddball Mending Hearts Rubber Stamp

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Skin E13, E11, E00, E0000
Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23
Frock - BG13, BG32, BG11, B28, B24
Heart - V15, V12, V01, R24, R46, R24, R20, YR23, YR18, YR08
Shoes - E44, E43, E42

Background 
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Speckled Egg
Gold & White Acrylic Paint.

Be sure to pop to the Blogabella to see all the gorgeous inspiration from the wonderful Bella's!

Thank you for popping by today!  Happy Crafting!

from Sue...xxx




Sunday 26 November 2023

Winter Silhouettes - Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale 2023

Happy Sunday Friends!

I'm back today with another card made with beautiful stamps from 
Purple Onion Designs.

Today's card is vastly different to anything I usually make - in fact it is so different it spent half a day in the bin before I fished it out and decided perhaps it was okay after all! (:

I used one of the gorgeous stamps from Julian Charlton's Winter Silhouettes set.
See!  I told you it was different! 
It has some sparkle added which sadly the camera does n't capture.
As a bonus this card was quick to make and the style suits any of the beautiful images in the Winter Silhouette collection.

Ingredients from Purple Onion Designs

Other Ingredients
Black & Blue Card Stock
Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube (White) Ink Pad
Ranger Stickles Glitter Gel in Moon Dust
Ink on 3 Detail Black Ink Pad
White Pastel Pencil
White Gelly Roll Gel Pen Number 08
Small Circular Mask

Thank you so much for popping by today.  There'll be more Purple Onion gorgeousness from me soon!

I hope you and those you love are all keeping well

Sue...xxx



Friday 24 November 2023

A Little Christmas Magic - Purple Onion Designs Holiday sale

 Hello friends!

Oh my! It has been an age has n't it!

An understatement, but I have had a bit of a year and blogging has definitely fallen off the edge!

Thankfully I have some lovely friends in our craft world and they have stuck with me - the first of those being dear Michele from wonderful 
Purple Onion Designs

I am beyond thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Michele's fabulous 2023 Holiday Sale!
There are BIG reductions in store so please be sure to follow the links below for all the details.

Here is the first of my cards made with some of the gorgeous stamps available at Purple Onion Designs.
The ones I have used here are from the 
A Little Christmas Magic series by Stacey Yacula
I stamped, masked and coloured this scene with Copics.  
I did a masking tutorial a while back especially for creating these gorgeous designs with Stacey's images.
I'll pop the link at the end of this post for you!

Ingredients from PURPLE ONION DESIGNS

Other Ingredients
Bockingford HP Card
Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad by MFT
Distress Ink Pads Chipped sapphire & Faded Jeans
Dr Ph Martin's Bleedproof White Ink
Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape
Ranger Stickles Glitter Gel - Moon Dust
Ranger Distress Glitter - Rock Candy
Acetate
Black Card

Copic Markers & Derwent Lightfast Pencils
Workshop/Sack E74, E77, Chocolate Brown, Natural Brown
Windows & Sleigh Trim E11, YR21, YR31 
Sleigh - B95, B93, Ocean Blue, Dk Indigo
Comet B25, B23, B21, R20, Sienna Red
Chippey W3, W1, W0, R20, Taupe
Reds R46, R124, Raisin, Scarlet
Roof BG99, BG96, Spruce Green
Trees G29, G28, Grass Green
List/Sign E43, E41, E40
Ground E50, N2, N1, N0

Thank you so much for popping by today.  There'll be more Purple Onion gorgeousness from me soon!

I hope you and those you love are all keeping well

Sue...xxx

Link to Stamping/Masking instructions...