Thursday, 29 July 2021

Magical Wonderland with Connected Rectangles...

Hello everyone, it's Sue here today!

Today I am showing you a card I made with a gorgeous new 
Whimsy Stamps
slimline die

This die is soooo elegant and I decided to use it to make a Christmas card to contribute to my own personal 'two Christmas cards a month' challenge!
I created the inky piece of card by blending Distress Oxides in Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose over a piece of Strathmore Bristol Vellum Card.

Then splattered the card with water and Mica Powder.  When everything was dry I splattered white paint over it.  

I then die cut a piece of white hammered card with the 
and trimmed the inky card so it fitted just inside it.

Then again using white hammered card I die cut the gorgeous 
and trimmed and played the trees and deer behind the rectangles.  Once I was happy I glued everything down.

I stamped the Magical Wonderland sentiment from the
onto a piece of hammered card and die cut it with a 

Finally I added some Glamour Dust to make the whole scene twinkle!
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Happy creating!

**NEW Slimline Connected Rectangles Die - Whimsy Stamps Forest Majesty Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
 Magical Winter Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Vellum Card
Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Seedless PreservesSpun Sugar and Tattered Rose
Mica Powder (Perfect Pearls)
300gsm White Card
Copic Opaque White
Glamour Dust
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
Quickie Glue Pen

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Santa's Train

I've coloured up 3 images from the lovely Santa's Train set to create this fun concertina fold card.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Monday, 26 July 2021

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Elegant Butterfly...

 Morning everyone,

It's Sue here today and I have made a different style of card using a beautiful stamp
by Whimsy Stamps
This card was such fun to make.

I splashed some water about on a piece of watercolour card with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magic Powders and then cut the card down to a 12cm x 12cm square. 

I stamped the butterfly partially over the inky card using Black Stazon Ink.  (This is the best ink I have found for stamping on watercolours, it does nt bleed or blur at all)

I sprinkled the card with Stampendous Chunky White Frantage and heat embossed it from below to set it.

I added a selection of sparkles and enamel dots.  (That was the best part)! 

I added the live laugh love sentiment from the 
which I die cut it with the 

Finally I layered the design onto a piece of black sparkly card.
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
There is a matching die if you wanted to use it - 

Thank you for popping by, I hope you are all keeping well.
Look after yourselves and ... happy creating!

**NEW Elegant Butterfly Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Simple Sentiment Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Watercolour Card
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Powders - Haunted Halloween
Black Stazon Ink
Black Gel Pen
Stampendous Chunky White Frantage
Charcoal Black Pure Pearl Sparkle Card from Papermill Direct
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
Collall All Purpose Glue

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Polar Bear on Cupcake Stuffie

I'm still on a mission to stock up my Christmas cards early this year and have used another Stamping Bella image on a lovely shaped cardbase.

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

The Walrus, The Polar Bear and The Penguin Stuffies

I've used one of my alltime favourite Christmas images from Stamping Bella to create this fun hexagon shaped Christmas card.  

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Art Is

 Hello peeps, hope you are ok, Squirrel here today

I seem to be having a phase of extra CAS cards at the moment, and here's another one



Thursday, 8 July 2021

Whimsy Stamps Cutie ABC and Scalloped A2 Die

 Hello everyone,

Sue here today to show some Whimsy Stamps goodies from our lovely

which I teamed with the new
I used the
to cut kraft card and a piece of gorgeous 

This made two cards which happily gave me my two Christmas cards for my own personal 'two Christmas cards a month' challenge! 

I added the words fa la la and ho ho ho which I die cut 
with the 
in opposing colours to their tartan and kraft background.

These cards were so straightforward and fun to make (as well as being quite striking imho) that I could have made quite a few more!

Thank you for popping by!
I hope you are all keeping safe and well!
Happy crafting

**NEW Scallop Six A2 Die - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Cutie ABC Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
6x6 Paper Pack - Tartan - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Bazzill Basics Kraft Card
Collall All Purpose Glue

Saturday, 3 July 2021


 Morning all (just), Squirrel popping by with a CAS card.

A card doesn't need to be overflowing with detail to have impact.

I used two pieces of the Party Plaid (same pattern, different colours) and pattern matched to get the blue top border lined up with the yellow statement piece


Thursday, 24 June 2021

Whimsy Stamps - Best Friend

 Happy Thursday friends.

I'm whooshing by today with a very simple card - I don't usually make this style of card so it was a very welcome change for me!  - I could get to like it! (;
I made a swoosh inky background with watercolours and cut the card into a rectangle - approx 13 x 9 cm 

I die cut some purple glitter card with the gorgeous Whimsy Stamps
and teamed it with the 'sweet' sentiment from the new release

I used the scalloped frame from the 
and cut it down to fit along the edges of the design as shown.

Finally I added some clear drops. 
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you for popping by today!

Look after yourselves and happy creating

**NEW Best Friend Word Die Set - Whimsy Stamps **NEW Doddle Frames Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
**NEW Doodle Frames Outlines Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die - Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Skating Chicks

I love making shaped cards and this cracker shape is great for an easy festive card. It's just a rectangle with some snipped triangles and die cut ends.  It's great for some of my smaller images.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Warm Fuzzies - Whimsy Stamps Christmas

Hello everyone...

It's Sue here today, still keeping up (miraculously) with my own personal two Christmas cards a month challenge!

I have made a card with a fun stamp set from
Whimsy Stamps
Warm Fuzzies Clear Stamps 
This design is stamped on 
Strathmore Toned Grey Paper and coloured with
 (I'll put a list of the colours at the end of this post for you).

I have die cut the design with the  
and layered it onto a piece of 

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Creating from

Warm Fuzzies Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
6x6 Paper Pack - Comics - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Misti Stamp Tool
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
White Gel pen

Skin - Sepia, Sepia 50%, Dk Flaesh, Burnt Ochre 10%, Brown Ochre 10%
Beard - All the French Greys!
Red - Perylene Brown, Permanent Red, Terracota
Fur - White, Violet Grey
Scarf - Burnt Ochre, Yellow Ochre, Golden Bismuth
Puppy - Sepia, Carmine Lake, Brown Ochre, Buff Titanium
Ground, Dk Indigo, Slate Grey, Silver Grey, White


Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Boozy Foxes

Iv'e got a couple of birthdays coming up and have boughts some boozy presents that I wanted to decorate for gifting.  I've used Foxes as the image on some wine tags and wrapped the bottles with turquoise tissue paper and wired white ribbon.

Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Sweet Birthday Wishes

 Hello peeps, Squirrel here on this rather warm weekend.

Rosie (my cat) has a boyfriend (Meep) and it was his human's birthday this past week.
Rosie told me what to make.

Now, the little kitty came from the BB New Best Friend set (which is no longer on the website) but there are loads of stamp sets with small cats that would work equally well.

Have a super weekend - don't forget the cream if you're out in the sun (we're not used to it!)


Thursday, 10 June 2021

Mermaid Escape and Wonky Windows - Whimsy Stamps

Hello friends,

I hope you've had a good week this week!  

It's Sue here today with a card I made with some fabulous Whimsy Stamps goodies from our lovely 

I made a shaker card which is something I haven't done for aaaages! - the Wonky Window dies are perfect for Shaker cards!

I created two inky background with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magic Powders

I then die cut one inky piece and used the other for the card background.

I stamped the gorgeous mermaid directly onto the background and coloured her with Copics.  (You can colour Copics over watercolour but if you are uncertain please do your own swatch test first)!

I then created the shaker part of the card using heavy weight acetate, Sparkletz and Sprinkletz.

I stamped the sentiment from the Mermaid Escape Stamp Set onto one of the panels I saved when I die cut the wonky window and then placed the panel back in the aperture.

Finally I added some Starry Sky Sparkletz.
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Thank you so much for popping by today!

Look after yourselves and have a good weekend
Happy Creating! - from

**NEW Wonky Window 4 Die - Whimsy Stamps Mermaid Escape Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Other Ingredients
Watercolour Card
Heavy Acetate by Stix2
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair - BV02, BV13, BV04, BV17, BV29, white gel pen 
Tail - BV02, BV13, BV04, BV17, BV29, BG11
Clam Bra - C3, C1, C0