Thursday, 2 July 2020

Sweet and Salty - Whimsy Stamps

Hello everyone!

It's Sue here today, flying by with a card I have been wanting to make for aaaaages using the gorgeous 
Whimsy Stamps
I coloured this beautiful mermaid with Copic Markers
Skin E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair R30, RV42, R43, R39
Tail YR000, YR01, R12, R32, R35, R43, R56, E81, E84
Clam Shell Bra YR21, YR12, YR27, YR18

...and used white and red gel pens to add some sparkle to her tail.

I cut her out and layered her onto an inky background with an aperture made with a 
inside a rectangle die cut with a

I added a sentiment from the 
Sweet and Salty Clear Stamp Set
and finished the design with some 
Sweet and Salty Clear Stamps Set by Deb Davis Amped2Stamp
Wavy Nested Frames Die
Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die 
Catherine Pooler Ink Pad in Twilight

Thank you for popping by today!

I hope you are all managing to stay safe and healthy in these unsettling times!

Happy Crafting
From Sue…xxx
Sweet and Salty Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Wavy Nested Frames Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Sakura Gelly Roll 0.8 White Gel Pen
Watercolour Card
Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pen in Deepest Ocean
Salt Water Sparkletz 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The Gnome in the Hammock

I've been playing with one of the new releases from Stamping Bella and have used this little Gnome in the Hammock for today's card. 

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Thursday, 25 June 2020

This Curvy Girl Loves The Beach! - Stamping Bella...

Hello everyone,

It's Sue here today!

Today I'm showing you a 'no lines' technique card coloured with Copics markers.

This is still a fairly new technique for me so I'm very much at the practise stage!

I used the beautiful image
I stamped this gorgeous image in Antique Linen Distress Ink (...big thanks to Alice Huang for the tip)! onto 

I have to say that the best ink by far for the no lines technique is 
but I am long overdue a trip to the opticians and I simply cant see it well enough at the moment!

I coloured her with Copic Markers
Hair E79, E47, E44
Skin E04, E11, E01, E000
Swimsuit R39, R27, R24, R14, Y38, Y19, Y15, C9, C6, C4
Basket YR24, YR23, YR21

I then cut the card to 'slimline' size, masked the edges and blended distress ink around the left hand side of the image.

Finally I stamped the sentiment in
and added some 
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by!

Happy Crafting 

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Sunset Soul Mutts...

Hello friends!

It's Sue here today!

I hope you have all had a good week and are staying safe and well!

Today's card is for a very special friend of mine who recently had to say goodbye to her precious four legged family member!
I thought this image from
coupled with a sunset beach scene would make a lovely card to let her know they are all very much in my heart!

I want to thank lovely Amy Young (A Thousand Sheets of Paper) for her background inspiration.
Ingredients from

Copic Markers
Sand E33, E31, E30
Sea BG57, BG53, BG32, BG11, BG10
Sky Y00, Y000, YR20, YR00, YR000, R00, R30, RV95, RV93, 
Hair, E47, E44, E43, 
Skin, E04, E13, E21, E00
Dress V99, RV95, RV95, RV94
Pooch E47, E44, E43, E42 

Thank you for popping by!
Happy Crafting

Soul Mutts Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
6x6 Paper Pack - Pets Woof - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Early Birds

Going by the time and volume of the dawn chorus recently, there are a lot of early birds out there.
(Most of them shouting their beaks off right under my bedroom window)

I wonder how many of them may be having their breakfast?

Items used:

No worms were harmed in the making of this card,


Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Piggy Pebbles

I really like making large tags.  They are a change from making cards and are lovely to add to a gift for someone special. 

I've made my own base shape from a stitched square rectangle and a stitched oval nesting die to curve the top.

To make the tag shape I popped the oval on the top of the rectangle but only placed the top plate up to the point where I want it to cut. 

This only allows the pressure to cut the top curve and not the bottom half.  I do the same with the patterned paper, but use a smaller oval.

Project Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Monday, 15 June 2020

Barnyard Squares - Whimsy Stamps ...

Hello everyone

It's Sue here today to show you a fab new release item from Whimsy Stamps

I don't do very much 'no line' colouring because to be honest I just can't see the lines! I had great fun having a go with this sweet image though!  

I stamped the image onto white card with Inkon3 Fadeout No line Coloring Ink and coloured it with Copic markers
Cow - C0, C1, C2, N9, N7, N5, R32, R30, R000
Flowers - V17, V25, V12
Greenery - YG67, YG63, YG03
Sky - BG000, BG0000

Then I trimmed the image along the outline into a square and set it aside.

I created a 13cm square card blank and fixed a piece of design paper from the beautiful
to it.  I added a piece of ribbon across the centre fixing it to the reverse with tape.

Then I die cut white card with the largest banner from the 
and fixed that to the top centre of the card design with foam tape

I die cut a piece of white card with the 9cm die from the 

I left the card in the die and blended blue and green ink over it as shown.
Next I die cut a 5.5cm square of white card to sit just inside the circle and blended ink over it in the same way.

I then layered the square and the image onto the circle fixed it firmly to the banner as shown.

Finally I die cut one of the  
and stamped a sentiment from the Barnyard Squares set onto it.  I fixed the strip to the bottom right hand side of the card design as shown.

*NEW Barnyard Squares Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps *NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Eggstra Bunnies - Whimsy Stamps Shaker Maker Banner Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
 Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

The Gnome and The Letter

I don't usually make cards this big, but oh yeah, this one's a big 'un!  So big, in fact, that I had trouble making an envelope that would fit. 

I used The Gnome and The Letter for this 'hello' card.  The colours were inspired by the Lawn Fawn Spring Plaid papers which I thought were fun and jolly. 

I think this is the first time that I've used this image. I admit that I struggle a bit with the beards on these gnomes, but I love the fun image.

He's perfect for a 'just a note' or 'Hello' card. 

I hope you like him!

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Saddle Up & Celebrate

Morning all, Squirrel here today, in the saddle as you might say

A little something for the boys

Yummy things used:

I used an old MFT Die-Namics die set called Grassy Edges which has long retired but
you can still get the MFT Tall Grassy Edge die

Yee haw!


Thursday, 4 June 2020

Cattitude! - New Arrivals from Whimsy Stamps

Happy Thursday Friends!

It's Sue here today to show you a card made with one of the latest arrivals in store from
Whimsy Stamps

I have been playing with
Cattitude Clear Stamps  (by Deb Davis - Amped2Stamp)
This card was so straightforward to make!

First I die cut a 10.5cm x 13.5cm rectangle of Kraft card with 
different sized circle dies from the 
to create the card design.

Then I die cut three Kraft card circles, each one a size larger than the apertures in the card design.

I stamped a cute attitude on each one and coloured them with 
Prismacolor pencils.
PC 945 Sienna Brown, PC943 Burnt Ochre, PC1033 Mineral Orange, PC1043 Golden Rod, PC1003 Spanish Orange, PC1099 Expresso, PC1031 Henna, PC 1021 Jade Green, PC1086 Sky Blue Light, PC1005 Limepeel.  (I also used a cream polychromos I had to hand but there is a cream in the Prismacolour set you could use perfectly well).

I coloured the cats with pencil strokes to make them look a bit scruffy!

Then I mounted the cat circles on a x 13.5cm background so that they matched up with the circles I had cut in the card design and stuck them down.  (The circles overlapped the edges but I just trimmed them to size with scissors).

...then I fixed the die cut design to the kitty background with foam tape so you can see a cat peeking out from each circular aperture!

Such fun and simples!!!

Thank you for popping by!
I hope you are all managing to stay safe and healthy in these odd times!

Happy Crafting
From Sue…xxx
*NEW Cattitude Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Snowy Bears

I'm on a mission to make Christmas cards throughout the year so I don't have a shortfall by the time I get to December.  This one's using a CC Designs bear that I couldn't resist.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Saturday, 30 May 2020


Hello peeps, Squirrel here, a little later than usual but we have had huge excitement watching a shrub being removed!

Anyhoo, today I have something very simple for you, and no coloured image in sight.

For this I have used:

Hugs to all

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Bee happy...

Hello friends!

I hope it's a happy Thursday for you and you are all well in these challenging and uncertain times!

It's Sue here today to show you a card I made to celebrate World Bee Day

I used 
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Black Ink Pad
Water Colour Card
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Tumbled Glass
Clear Sparkle Pen
Mod Podge
Crystal Glamour Dust

Copics Markers Used - 
Bees - YR18, YR16, YR04, Y17, Y15, Y13, N9, N7, N4, BG53, BG10, BG0000
Thank you for popping by!
Happy creating
love from

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Christmas Together

I thought it would be a good idea to colour these little pingu friends in pink rather than grey for a change.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting