Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Happy Bee-day

I've created this bee themed birthday card using lots and lots of hexagons and a sprinkling of shimmer!




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Tiny Townie Busy Bee

I've created a flower shaped card using my Silhouette machine and layered embossed yellow, cream and orange card for a textured effect.  I've framed the image with some flowers and a pretty organza double bow.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 8 June 2022

The Walrus, The Polar Bear and The Penguin Stuffies

I'm on a drive to increase my Christmas cards in preparation for December. This is one of my favourite Christmas images from Stamping Bella. I've kept it simple with some pretty papers and a layered sentiment.




Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Bundle Girl and the Beehive

I've made a super-sized gift tag using this sweet Stamping Bella image which I've watercoloured and matted onto purple with honey yellow accents.  



Project Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Tiny Townie Nurse

I made this 'get well card' for a friend's mum who's just had a hip replacement.  Because it was hand-delivered I could make it extra dimentional.  I used Tiny Townie Nurse from Stamping Bella.





Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Special Delivery with Thanks

A simple thank you card. The image was watercoloured and I layered the Thanks script die on two outlines that I cut with my electronic cutting machine.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Special Delivery

This image is so versatile for a birthday, or even for a 'just because' card.  I've made quite a fussy card for this one, but am also working on him again for a clean and simple layout because I liked him so much.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Sweet Skunks

I've been in clean and simple mode recently, so this little fella is the centre of attention sat on his log clutching his pink flower.  I've used matching papers and my favourite Whimsy birthday shadow die to frame him.




Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 6 April 2022

It's Always Tea Time

I've made another pair of cards in order to make a gift-set of 4 using my Colorado Craft Tea Time Fun stamps .  

I've stamped and watercoloured the image, and then matted it onto alternating layers of nude pink, white and fuschia pink coloured card.

The 'Friend' sentiment is die cut, and I've created a double shadow using the same card colours around the text.







Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Tea Time Fun

I've made a set of sweet cards using a stamp set from Colorado Craft called Tea Time Fun. I've stamped and watercoloured the image, and then matted it onto alternating layers of nude pink, white and fuschia pink coloured card.  The sentiments are both Mama Elephant and I've cut out a double shadow around the text for each using the same card colours.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Sweet Pea Garden Girl

Another fairly simple layout featuring Sweet Pea Garden Girlie from Stamping Bella.  I've framed her with multiple layers of yellow and orange card, and added some die cut flowers and a layered birthday sentiment.



Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Daisy Squidgy

I loved colouring this Daisy Squidgy image again in these Springtime colours. I just need the warmer weather now to go with it! 




It wasn't until I'd finished colouring my image and composing all the card layers that I decided I wanted to add a die-cut sentiment, and I wanted a 'You Are' portion to go with the 'Amazing' text. After hunting through my images, I found this 'You Are' from a recent MFT Sweetest Safari set, and I set about masking it in order to extract the two words I wanted. 



This is what I ended up with, before adding the die cut 'Amazing', which I cut and layered 3 times in the lime green card:





Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Happy Day!

I've watercoloured the adorable Happy Day bunny image from Colorado Craft Company.  The image has been die cut using a stitched rectangle die before being matted onto multiple layers of red and cream to frame it.

I fussy cut the image and used a blending brush to create a bit of blue sky behind the bunnies.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Bunny Pile

I've been playing with some of my favourite older stamps recently and I'm rather fond of this Bunny Pile image from Stamping Bella's stuffies range.

The papers on my card are only 6" wide, and the cardbase is 7" wide, so I lined up the grids on the paper, and hid the join with a strip of satin ribbon.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Whimsy Stamps New Release expected Friday and it's Paaaartay Time!...

  Hello friends,

It's Sue here today to show you some lovely goodies from the latest mini release from Whimsy Stamps which is available in store for pre-order now!  (Order is due on Friday)!
I created the inky background with some new inks I treated myself too from our lovely Dies To Die For - Pink Fresh Starry Night Ink Pad Set.  I LOVE them!  

I'll pop a link to my inky background tutorial at the end of this post for you.


Ingredients from Dies To Die For


Thank you for popping by today!
Take care of yourselves and happy crafting!
from Sue...xxx




Link to Inky Background Tutorial is 

Ingredients From Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients

Greys - T9, T7, T5, T3, T1
Browns - E77, E74, E71, E70
Blues - B18, B16, B12
Pinks - RV66, RV55, RV52
Violets - V25, V22, V20

Perfect Pearls Mica Powder in Pearl
Mixed Media Card by Daler Rowney
White 300gsm Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine




Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Blanche The Butterfly

I'm on a mission to use some of my older images at the moment, and today's card features Blanche the Butterfly from Stamping Bella.  

I've matted her to give a stencilled background using a Memory Box floral stencil and some blending brushes

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Tiny Townie Garden Girl Orchid

I've used one of my older images for this bright pink card featuring Tiny Townie Garden Girl Orchid from Stamping Bella.  

I've matted her to give a stencilled background using a Memory Box floral stencil and some blending brushes







Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 3 February 2022

Slimline Big Boo Boo - Whimsy Stamps

Happy Thursday friends!

I'm back today with a second card made with the fabulous 
from Whimsy Stamps
This is a bit different to the cards I usually make but variety is the spice of life - eh?  (;

Only one little tip here - if you are doing a white on white design make sure you use all the same brand of card for the white bits - you would not believe how many versions of white there are!  

Ingredients from Dies To Die For


**NEW Slimline Big BooBoo Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die - Whimsy Stamps
Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Get Well Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps


Other Ingredients
Daler Rowley Multi Media Card
White 300gsm Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
 

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

The Chick and the Bunny Wobble

Today's card is a Clean & Simple Easter card featuring The Chick and the Bunny Wobble from Stamping Bella.

I've watercoloured the image and added a typed sentiment.  

It's layered onto bright orange card for a Springtime feel and matted onto a rectangle cardbase.





Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 27 January 2022

Whimsy Stamps New Release - Slimline Big BooBoo Die Set

 Hello everyone,

It's Sue here today to show you some super new release goodies, available to pre order in store right now from Whimsy Stamps (due in store next week)

I love this stamp set - the little lips and heart are adorable and make the whole set so versatile.

Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by today!
Take care and happy crafting ...
from Sue...xxx

**NEW Slimline Big BooBoo Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Mix n Match 2 - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Gnome Get Well Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
White 300gsm Card
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine



Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil

I'm trying my best to move from Winter to Spring themes to encourage in the longer days and sunnier skies!  I've watercoloured the image and added a little pencil and stenciled the background after masking the image.  The sentiment is typed using mycurrent favourite fancy font called 'hello'.





Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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