Wednesday, 20 October 2021

GnomeDeer

This is my second gate-fold chocolate advent calendar, made using mount board which I've covered with 12" papers and decorated with a matching band to keep it closed.   

I've used a Stamping Bella image and some wide satin ribbon to decorate the band, and there are some large 3D pearls to hold it in place.




Project Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 18 October 2021

Whimsy Stamps Hourglass Die and Eye Scream Stamp Set

  Hello everyone...

OH MY WORD!  

I have been ridiculously over excited by today's project, I literally could.not.wait. to share it with you!

I thought a mask would be such fun to make and use if you are a trick or treater!

I blame the terrifying film 'The Masque of The Red Death' for giving me this idea! 

The Masque is made in black card die cut with the fa-boo-lousWhimsy Stamps 
which is available in store right now!

I cut the lens with an oval die from the 

The inky background is made with blended Distress Oxides, I'll pop a link to a tutorial at the end of this post for you.

I used a stamp from the spook-tacular
which I coloured with Copic Markers - I'll pop  a list of the colours I used at the end of this post.

The eyes are attached to the mask with wobble springs!

Finally I painted a skewer with black paint and fixed it to the side of the masque with tape.


I think this design would work equally as well as a slimline card if you did nt want to make a masque!

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by today...

Happy haunting!
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Slimline Hourglass Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Antique ATC Frames Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Eye Scream Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps


Other Ingredients
 
Eyes - R59, R46, Y38, Y17, T5, T3, T0
Bandages - E81, E43

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Vellum Card
*Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Ripe PersimmonCandied AppleFired Brick
Mica Powder (Perfect Pearls)
White and Black Gesso
Wobble Springs
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine

Follow the link
for my background tutorial


Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Penguin Party

This adorable little pingu looks like he's playing 'Jack in the Box', popping up to say 'hi' on this Christmas gift tag.  As usual he's watercoloured with Distress Inks and topped off with a scrap of organza ribbon.




Project Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 11 October 2021

Whimsy Stamps Flower Wishes...

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

It's Sue here today to show you some products currently in store from Whimsy Stamps

and 
I don't usually colour flowers, I find them difficult but I gave myself a prod and had a go at a no lines technique with Copic markers!  /-:

I also frightened myself by going quite CAS - I find leaving white space difficult!

Overall though I was pretty chuffed with how this card turned out!

I coloured the white card die cut with Wink of Stella clear pen, it looks lovely and shimmery in real life but the camera has nt picked it up!

...and honestly!!! - you are going to NEED the
and 
in your life - they are soooo versatile and usable!

I'll pop a list of the Copic colours I used at the end of this post for you!

Thank you for popping by today,
take care of yourselves and stay cool!

Happy creating!
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Flower Wishes Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps **NEW You Word Die Set - Whimsy Stamps


Other Ingredients
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
Collall All Purpose Glue
Wink of Stella Clear Pen

Flowers - E99, YR27, Y38, Y18, Y08, 
V17, B66, V15, V12, 
BG13, BG23, BG11, BG10, 
R39, R37, R17, R14, YG67, YG17, YG25, YG01
Vases - BG0000, BV31, W00, B0000, B41




Saturday, 9 October 2021

Bundle Girl With Winter Branch

 Hello peeps, Squirrel popping in again

I've not made many Christmas cards yet this year, normally I would have started in June, so panic mode is setting in a little bit


Lovely things used

Hugs





Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Bundle Girl with Christmas Tree and a Birdie

I've made a gate-fold chocolate advent calendar using mount board which I've decorated with patterned papers and a matching band to keep it closed.   I've used a Stamping Bella image and some wide satin ribbon to decorate the band, and there are some little pearls to hold it in place.

Project Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 4 October 2021

Stamping Bella - donttalktomebeforemycoffeeaBella

Happy Monday friends...xxx

It's Sue here today...
Sometimes it is so nice to just take a deep relaxing breath and do something you absolutely LOVE!

In my case that is keeping myself occupied with a colouring challenge! 


Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by!
Happy Crafting ...
from Sue...xxx

Other Ingredients
Copic Markers
Skin - E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000
Hair - E27, E25, E23, E53
Tee Shirt YR23, Y17, Y18
Leggings - E19, E09, E08, R08
Mug and Bag - BG49, BG15, BG13, BG23 
Chair - YR23, Y17, Y18, YG99, G99, YG95, YG93
Ground - E53, E51, Colourless Blender

Caran d'Ache Luminance Pencils in Sepia, Anthraquinoid Pink, Raw Umber

 

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Strike Up The Band

 Hello peeps, Saturday Squirrel here today

The inspiration for today's card was actually a commission - a friend requested a card for her brother-in-law who is a musician.  Well, there was only one stamp set that I could possibly use for that!


I adore these bunnies, they make me happy

Ingredients
Red card from own stash

Hugs


Thursday, 30 September 2021

Dracula is going Batty at the Castle!!!...

 Hello everyone!

It's Sue here today and I have been having a play with some 
Whimsy Stamps Halloween goodies!

I thought it would be great fun to use the 
as a Halloween backdrop!
So I added 
and 
I used Distress Oxides to create the inky background along with mica powder and white paint.  (I'll pop a list of the colours I used at the end of this post for you).

The brick detail is made with a stencil and distress ink.  

Dracula is die cut with black glitter card and white card to create a reflection.  

The ghosts are die cut in vellum.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white.

Thank you for popping by today,
take care and... happy creating!
from Sue...xxx


Build-a-Castle Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Dracula Going Batty Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
 Boo Die Set - Whimsy Stamps You're My Boo Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
 Brick Pattern Stencil - Whimsy Stamps
Slimline Envelope Edger Die Set - Whimsy Stamps



Other Ingredients
Misti Stamp Tool
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
Distress Oxide Ink pads in
Brickwork - Pumice Stone
White Acrylic paint
Honey Doo Crafts White Opal Mica Powder
Distress Splatter Brush
WOW Embossing Slow Drying Embossing Pad
WOW White Embossing Powder
Charcoal Sparkle Card from Papermill Direct
300gsm White Card

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Snowman with a Chick on Top

Another shaped card from me, this time with a Snowman!



Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Thursday, 23 September 2021

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Pups For Christmas

 Hello Everyone,

It's Sue here today to show you a gorgeous
Whimsy Stamps new release goodie which is in store right now!  

This card is a 'last minute' option, it is really quick and easy to make and is a different take on recent card I shared if colouring in is n't really your thing!

Ingredients from
Thank you for popping by today!
Take care and...
Happy creating!
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Pups for Christmas Clear Stamps Bookmark and Tags Die Set - Whimsy Stamps 6x6 Paper Pack - Tartan - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
Natural Twine

Puppy Nose - R27


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Santa's Train

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


Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Sweet Surprise

I am building up a little stash of birthday gift tags and today's features a little Birthday Mouse by Rachelle Anne Miller.  I've use my favourite stencil behind the image and some MFT papers as a topper for the tag shape.





Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 11 September 2021

Birthday Besties

 Hello peeps, it's Squirrel here, I think I should change my middle name to "sorry I'm late again"

Anyhoo, I have a sweet but very simple birthday card to share with you today


I have used
MFT Pure Innocence Birthday Besties MFT-PI-301 (there are two girls in the set) 

It's my mum's birthday today, so we are about to dash off to visit with her presents and a yummy cake

Hugs






Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Bundle Girl with Reindeer

This is the last one in my Hexagon series. I've really loved making this shape of card. It's so easy, but I think it really stands out.



Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 4 September 2021

Warm & Feathered Hugs

 Hello chaps, Squirrel here again, and this time with something
warm and feathery



This is
The stamp and die sets are available together for an excellent price at DTDF

Hugs


Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Ellie loves Phant

I often go overboard with the embelishments when it comes to wedding themes.  In this case it's an engagement card for some friends of ours who live in The Netherlands featuring a pair of loved up heffalumps from Stamping Bella. 





Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 28 August 2021

The Walrus, The Polar Bear, And The Penguin

 Hello peeps, Squirrel here today - sorry I was MIA last week, I was laid low by a rather unpleasant bug.

Anyhoo, today's offering reminds me of a joke

A penguin walks into a pub.  He goes to the bar and says to the landlord
"Have you seen my brother?"
The landlord looks at him, scratches his head, thinks for a minute, and asks
"I'm not sure, what does he look like?"

Sooooooooo, on to today's make then


And the lovely things used are

Hmmmm, I've not had a Penguin in ages, but I know where there is a stash of dark mint Kit-Kat

Hugs







Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Santa's Train

There are tags galore today with these little stamps from Whimsy's Santa's Train.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 August 2021

The Penguin and the Marshmallows

My Christmas card box is filling up nicely, and here's another cutie to pop in there ready for December.




Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx