Saturday, 21 April 2018

But First Coffee...

Happy Saturday everyone!

Gorgeous weather here today in UK!  Here's hoping it lasts /-:

I'm here today with some 
new release gorgeousness,
a fab and fun stamp set...
Ingredients 

Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Copic Markers
BG09, BG57, BG53, R39, R37, R35, E43, E42, YR30, YR31
Copic Clear Glitter Pen
Be sure to pop to 
Whimsy Stamps Blog 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
Whimsy Stamps 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
happy creating, love from
Sue...xxx


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Miss You...

Happy Saturday everyone!

The sentiment on this card is quite fitting today because I do miss you!  
I have been away from the blog for a couple of weeks - flu thing - *rolls eyes*

I am back today to show you some 
gorgeousness in the way of a beautiful DoveArt new release image
Fantail Goldfish
and a brand new stencil
*NEW Sprinkles Stencil
I love this little fish - I thought the sentiment suited him/her perfectly with the downturned mouth and tail!
Ingredients from 
StampsFantail Goldfish
(UK Peeps you can buy from Dies To Die For)
Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
MFT Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad 
Copic Markers
Clear Copic Glitter Pen
Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers
MFT Die namics Stitched Circle Frames
Archival Ink in Cobalt Blue (Sentiment)
Glossy Accents

Copics - 
Background - B00 and Colourless Blender
Fish - YR09, YR04. Y19, Y15, E81, T5, Copic Clear Glitter Pen

Be sure to pop to 
Whimsy Stamps Blog 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
Whimsy Stamps 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
happy creating, love from
Sue...xxx




Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Love you more than the deepest oceans...xxx

Happy Tuesday everyone!

The gorgeous new releases from 
just keep coming - what a fabulous week of gorgeousness we are having!

I absolutely LOVE today's card.
I have used the beautiful DoveArt stamp
The anchor is such a special image I think.
As well as its obvious symbolism of the sea and sailors it represents constancy in love and hope, it is also the recognised jewellery hallmark for jewellery assayed in Birmingham UK - where I was born.  
Ingredients
from Whimsy Stamps 
UK peeps you can buy from Dies to Die For
          *NEW Ocean Journeys Sentiments
                DoveArt - Anchor  Ocean Journeys Sentiments
        *NEW Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set*NEW Farmhouse Shiplap Background
Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad by My Favorite Things
Copic Markers
Crafter's Companion Glitter Card
Vellum
Embossing Pad and With Embossing Powder
Stix2 Acetate
Sequins
Cheesecloth

Copics - 
Wood - E59, E35, E33, E31
Buoy - B28, B24, B23, B21, W7, W5, W3, W1
Anchor - E35, W7, W5, W3
Sand - E41, E42, E43, BV00
Be sure to pop to 
Whimsy Stamps Blog 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
Whimsy Stamps 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
happy creating, love from
Sue...xxx

Monday, 2 April 2018

Spring Bouquet Bunny...

Hello friends,

Today is day 2 of a really fabulous new release week at

Here is another exciting new release image - the totally gorgeous 
Spring Bouquet Bunny
Just too darn cute - you can say aaahhhh! (:
I have coloured this cutie with Copics, and as I coloured the background, I have gone for a fairly CAS design.
Ingredients
 (UK Peeps you can buy from Dies To Die For)
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad by My Favorite Things
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Petite 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Twine
Copic Markers
Background - B41 and Colourless Blender
Bunny - C3, C2, C1, C0, R02, R01, R81
Daffodils - Y38, Y35, Y32, YR18, YR14
Grass - G28, G24, G21, YG01
Be sure to pop to 
Whimsy Stamps Blog 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
Whimsy Stamps 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 
love from

Sue...xxx


Sunday, 1 April 2018

In a world where you can be anything - be a unicorn!

Hello friends,

Sending you all very best wishes for a peaceful Easter Day!

I'm here to day as it is day one of a really fabulous new release week at

I'm ready - are you?! (:

Here is the first exciting new release image I have to show you, the very beautiful 
I have coloured this image with Copics and added some Whimsy sentiments

Finally I sprayed the entire image with Spray and Sparkle.
which looks amazing in real life but unfortunately the camera does nt pick it up!
Ingredients
Whimsy Stamps Unicorn Framed by Chrissie Armstrong
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Pad by My Favorite Things
Copic Markers
Crafter's Companion Silver Spray and Sparkle
Copic Markers
RV000, RV10
RV19, RV66, RV06, BG57, BG53, BG11, T3, C2
E47, YR23, Y13

Be sure to pop to 
Whimsy Stamps Blog 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
Whimsy Stamps 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 
love from

Sue...xxx



Saturday, 31 March 2018

More Honey Bunnies

Hello everyone

I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful Easter weekend!

I have a tutorial for you today, to show you how to create a masked Copic airbrush background and also how to colour some rather cute bunnies to go with them.

Here are the craft items I used -
a Copic Air System,
Copic Markers FBG2, BV04, V04,
Make It Colour Blending Card 
Three masks created with die cut shapes from heavy weight card,
a selection of Mama Elephants gorgeous Honey Bunny stamped images.
It is also really important to cover your desk otherwise everything will be airbrushed! 
I have discovered I can use my MISTI as a base for securing images for airbrushing!
I cover the MISTI magnetic base with paper and place the card and the mask (or stencil) on the paper and fix it down with the MISTI Magnets!  The MISTI stays clean because it is covered in paper and I have a spare set of magnets I only use for airbrushing!

I covered the white card with the square mask and fixed it down.  Then I then started airbrushing in FBG2, slowly and steadily to cover the card.
I repeated this until I had a depth of colour I was happy with.
I repeated this again with the heart and circular shaped masks.  (I then die cut them to use as card backgrounds later).
I decided it would be nice to create a pattern on one of the airbrushed backgrounds with a stamp

When creating a background stamped with Colourless Blender It is important to work quickly as the Colourless Blender will evaporate quite rapidly.
It's a good idea to get everything ready before you put the blender in the pot!
I used a super size dauber by Tsuksienko  to apply the blender to the stamp, it holds quite a lot of blender and I was able to cover the stamp quickly.
Then I stamped the background onto my airbrushed design.  The secret here is to make sure you haven't used too much blender and you don't press down too hard.  A light touch will be all you need to apply the blender to the design.
Your design will now look something like this - I absolutely love it when I see the design the Colourless Blender has created - Colourless Blender really is one of my favourite Copic products!
I love this background stamp so much I think I might use it on everything! (:

Next, I assembled the colours I needed to colour the bunnies.
W00, W1, W2, W4, W6 & C00, C1, C3, C5 
I started to colour the areas where I want the darkest part of my image to be with a W2.  This primes the card and makes it easier to blend the darker colours; it basically creates a base for the pigments in the alcohol solution to move about on.  
I then colour with W6 where I want the darkest part of my image to be.
Then I used W4 to blend out the W6 
...and then W2 to blend out the W4 towards the light.
...and the same with W1

(I then repeat all these steps to create a good definition between the darkest and lightest parts of my image)

Finally I colour with my lightest marker W00 where I want the lightest part of my image to be.
Finally I added a cast shadow under the bunny's chin with W8
Here are the cards I created with the Copic backgrounds and bunnies!
Ingredients (From Dies To Die For)

Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Copic Markers
Black Glitter Card by Crafter's Companion

I had such fun doing this!  It would be great if you could try this too and show us your cards at
Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
HERE.


Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

from Sue...xxx

Friday, 30 March 2018

Flower Bouquet

Hello friends,

I'm here today to show you some 
gorgeousness with a card I made for 
Making Cards magazine!

I used the beautiful DoveArt Stamp
Ingredients
300gsm White Card
Americana DecoArt Acrylic Paint in Peacock Teal (Free Gift December 2017)
Americana Decor Crackle Medium
Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Lace Cream
Americana Decor Cream Wax
Paintbrush
 DoveArt Bouquet Stamp for Whimsy Stamps 
(UK friends, you can buy this stamp from Dies To Die For)
My Favorite Things Ink Pad in Extreme Black
 Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes
Copic Markers 
Mama Elephant Framed Tags Madison Die
My Favorite Things Tiny Hearts Pastels 6x6 Paper Pad
Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Mama Elephant Mini Tags
Natural Twine
Pinflair Glue Gel
Craft Box Basics
Copic Markers
RV55, RV63, RV02, RV00, YG67, YG25, YG23, BG57, BG53, BG11

Be sure to pop to 
Whimsy Stamps Blog 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
Whimsy Stamps 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
love from

Sue...xxx
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