Thursday, 20 January 2022

Big and Bold Winter Wishes Snowflake - Colorado Craft Company

Hello everyone,

I hope this week is being kind to you!

It's Sue here today to show you some Christmas cards (because I am never done with Christmas)!
I absolutely loved making these.  The layout was inspired by Colorado Craft Company DT (BIG thanks to them for being amazing) - but for my cards, I created my own backgrounds and used some odd bits of old design paper.
My favourite of this set was heat embossed in silver onto a background I created by using a brayer to add Stoneblue Catherine Pooler Ink onto card.  I then lightly splashed the card with white acrylic paint.

I finished the card by adding a white heat embossed sentiment on black card and some clear droplets.  (I cut little banners myself)
These two are stamped onto a rather ancient piece of design paper - I knew I kept it for a reason! 
...and to mix it up a bit I stamped this one onto another senior piece of design paper and heat embossed it in glittery gold embossing powder, finally adding some gorgeous gold droplets.

Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Winter Wishes Snowflake
Catherine Pooler Stone Blue Ink Pad
as and alternative you could use 
which have both gold, white and clear drops!

Thank you for popping by today!  happy creating
from Sue...xxx
Other Ingredients
White Acrylic Paint
WOW Slow drying Embossing Pad
WOW White, Silver, Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
Black Cardstock 


 

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Sweetest Safari 2

I love this smiling little Leo from MFT's Sweetest Safari set so I've made him the focal point of today's card.  I've used a Honey Bee double layer stencil to create the scattered leaves background.






Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Sweetest Safari

I've masked together a trio of images from two different MFT Sweetest Safari stamp sets to create this little jungle scene.  






Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 6 January 2022

Dragon Holiday Peekers - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello friends and Happy New Year to you!

Today's card is made with a super stamp set from Whimsy Stamps which is currently available in store!
and the matching die set,

The back ground is made with distressed inks (I'll pop a link to my inky background tutorial at the end of this post - along with a list of the Copic Marker colours I used).


I hope you are all keeping well - happy creating!
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Dragon Holiday Peekers Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Dragon Holiday Peekers Outlines Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Forest Majesty Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Slimline Scenic Countryside Die - Whimsy Stamps

Link to Inky Background Tutorial is 

Reds - E19, E09, E08, R08
Greens - BG99, BG96, BG93
Greys - W3, W2, W0, E40, C1, C0, C00 and Colourless Blender

Other Ingredients
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Vellum Card
Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough, Hickory Smoke
WOW Embossing Slow Drying Embossing Pad
WOW white Embossing Powder
300gsm White Card
White Glitter Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Santa's Train

I've watercoloured 3 different images from Whimsy's Santa's Train stamp set to create a concertina card.




Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx







Monday, 27 December 2021

Cupcake Cutie (and cheerio)

Yoo-hoo, hope you all had a super Christmas and were
on Santa's naughty list (much more fun!).

 This is it then folks, the last DTDF make from Squirrel




So, I would just like to finish with a THANK YOU to Tracy and my
team mates for the opportunity, and for putting up with me over the years, it's been a blast, and
you all have a very special place in my heart.

BIG HUGS


Thursday, 23 December 2021

Bunny Winter Holiday - Whimsy Stamps

 Hello everyone,

Sue here today!

Is n't the month flying away!  I swear time is speeding up - or perhaps I'm just getting old! /-:

Today's cards are a couple of cute one layer makes made with Whimsy Stamps
I stamped and then masked the bunny images and then applied a circular aperture mask before blending Distress Oxide Ink over my card.

I then removed the masks and coloured the Christmas Bunnies with Copics.

I stamped the Merry Christmas Sentiments in grey ink.

I then trimmed the card so that the circle was over to one corner of the design.  The finished cards measure about 8cm x 8cm so they are fairly small but VERY cute!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by today, look after yourselves - things aren't going well again!  This flippin' virus is a horror show!

from Sue...xxx

*NEW Bunny Winter Holiday Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps *NEW Sentiment Assortment - Merry Christmas Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps


Pink - RV04, RV52, RV0000
Reds - E19, E09, E08, R08
Greens - BG99, BG96, BG93
Bunnies - E53, E51, E50
Snow - BV31, C0, C00 Colourless Blender

Other Ingredients
Archival Ink Pad in Shadow Grey
Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar
Kutetake Tansai Gambi Starry Colours Paints
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine




Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Bethlehem's Light - Colorado Craft Company

 Hello friends,

Today's card is made with a beautiful image I have been wanting to colour for aaaaages!
I decided to stick to a simple one layer card and let the gorgeous image speak for itself!

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Archival Ink Pad in Shadow Grey
WOW Embossing Slow Dying Pad
WOW Gold Embossing Powder
White and Gold Gel Pen

Sky - C10, C8, C6, B97, B95, B21
Shawl - E09, E19, E08, R08
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000
Manger - E30, E34, E44, E47
Straw - YR27, YR23, YR21
Sheep, C5, C3, C1, C00 Colourless Blender

Thank you for popping by today, look after yourselves!
from Sue...xxx



Birthday Bears

This little bear is actually from a Birthday stamp set, but he's versatile enough to be used on a Christmas tag.






Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 15 December 2021

It's Penguining to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It's definitely Penguining to feel a lot like Chrismas with this cutie from MFT and I've created a simple card with a pop of red for my rosy-cheeked little pingu to sit on.  


Saturday, 11 December 2021

Deck The Halls

 Hello peeps, Squirrel here on this chilly Saturday morning.



There are only two more posts to come from me before I step down from the Design Team at Christmas.  I've been working with this fabulous team for several years now and it has been a really hard decision to make, but I will still be around on the Facebook pages, you don't get away that lightly!

Hugs


Thursday, 9 December 2021

Champagne Slimline Papers - Whimsy Stamps

Hello friends...

Sue here today to show you couple of cards made with a gorgeous new slimline paper pack.
 by Whimsy Stamps which is in store now!
I randomly stamped and heat embossed some snowflakes from the 
Whimsy Stamps Snow Flurries Clear Stamps Set
over a piece of the gorgeous design paper.

I then trimmed the paper slightly and layered it onto a piece of glitter card and then a piece of white card.

I then stamped in grey a sentiment from my current favourite set - 
Merry Christmas Clear Stamps

...and finished the card off by adding some bling to the snowflake centres and rounding the bottom corners of the card.

Just in case it's helpful - the finished card measures 20cm x 10.5cm.

These cards were so straightforward to create and I'm really happy with how they look.

They are another ideal card to make if you need several and are a bit short on time! 
Ingredients From Dies To Die For
I used Whimsy Stamps Snow Flurries which is currently out of stock but you would get a lovely effect by using the Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Nordic Snowflakes

Thank you for popping by today!
Look after yourselves and - Happy Crafting!...
from Sue...xxx


**NEW Slimline Paper Pack - Champagne - Whimsy Stamps  *NEW Sentiment Assortment - Merry Christmas Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps 




Other Ingredients
WOW Embossing Slow Drying Embossing Pad
WOW Gold Embossing Powder
Glitter Card
WOW Pewter Embossing Powder
300gsm White Card




 

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

It's Penguining to Look a Lot Like Christmas

There's nothing I love more than a cute Pingu, and this cutie fits the bill perfectly!







Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 6 December 2021

SurReally Cool Christmas Papers - Whimsy Stamps

 Happy Monday friends!
(There is such a thing - honest)! (:

It's Sue here today to show you some super quick cards made with the gorgeous 
Whimsy Stamps
These came together really quickly and I could have made a lot more!  The paper pack is so beautiful and I thought the simple effect of adding the Believe die cut and a sentiment made the perfect and stylish card! (Not like me at all)  :)
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by today!
...happy creating!
from Sue...xxx 


*NEW Slimline Paper Pack - SurReally Cool Christmas - Whimsy Stamps *NEW Believe Word and Shadow Die Set - Whimsy Stamps 
Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps


Other Ingredients
Mirror Card
Black Card
WOW Slow Drying Embossing pad
WOW Gold Embossing Powder
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Winter Clear Stamps

 Hello everyone,

It's Sue here today!

I had the best time making todays card!  
It has all my favourite things!
...penguins, copics, inkiness, winter, snow and it's a Christmas card which are all my favourites!
I made the background by brayering Distress Oxide onto a piece of card.

The penguins are coloured with Copics (list of colours at the end of the post)

I layered the images onto vellum and fixed them to the background, finishing off with a sentiment.

such fun!...
I had a couple images left so I made some gift tags!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by today!

Hope you are all keeping well 
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Penguin Winter Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Penguins - BV29, BV25, BV23, C3, C01, C00 and blender, YR27, YR24, YR23
Reds - E19, E09, E08, R08
Greens - BG99, BG96, BG93
Browns - E79, E77, E74
Night Sky - B99, B97, B95

Other Ingredients
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Vellum Card
Faded Jeans
Brayer
WOW Embossing Slow Drying Embossing Pad
WOW White Embossing Powder
300gsm White Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine