Saturday, 18 March 2017

Glitter and magic...xxx

Good Morning everyone,
It's Sue here today with something sparkly!

Last year I was asked to do a fun feature for the UK craft magazine, Making Cards.

I was asked to colour on glitter with my Copics!
This was such a fun technique I thought I would share it with you all.
Here is a photo of the ingredients I used to complete this super technique.
I stamped the image on to card with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Then I used a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to completely cover the card.
I generously sprinkled glitter all over the card until it was completely covered and shook off the excess.
Then I rubbed my finger in small circles all over the card to firmly fix down the glitter.
This is the effect you will have.  (Isn't this gorgeous! Don't be tempted to stop here though!  It's time to get your Copics out)!
I then started to colour this sweet image using my Copics, starting with R83 to map out my darkest area.  I coloured on the glitter in exactly the same way as usual to blend the colours and create light and shade.
The only thing I was careful with was to make sure I stopped colouring just inside the outline of the image so that the ink did not bleed into the glitter outside the image.
You will may see little bits of glitter sticking to the nib on your Copic marker.  Don't be worried by this, it is not a problem.
I simply swooshed my nib in a little pot of Copic Cleaner and dabbed it dry on a piece of paper towel.
I carried on colouring with markers R59, R85, R83, R81 until I had finished the first piece of my image, this sweet unicorn's mane.
I carried on colouring with Copics, I was really careful to stop colouring just inside the outline of the image to prevent the colour bleeding into the glitter outside.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link

I coloured this pretty unicorn with some of my favourite Copic colour combinations
Mane and tail - R59, R85, R83, R81
Unicorn body - W5, W3, W1
Horn - B95, B93, B91
Ground - W3, W5, W1
Background - BG01, BG000, BG0000

Other Ingredients
Rainbow and Sentiment from - MFT Magical Dragons
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring!
love from
Sue...xxx







Sunday, 12 March 2017

You're sweet...

Happy Sunday lovely friends!

While you are reading this I shall be having extreme crafty fun in Bristol
with my crafty besties!

This will involve a lot of chatting and eating cake and possibly a little bit of crafty expenditure!

Today's card is made with some gorgeous Lawn Fawn goodies 
I have used a sweet (-; Stamp and Die set by Lawn Fawn

The images is coloured with Copics and set on some some gorgeous papers from the Lawn Fawn new release.

This is a brilliant little set with so many elements and lots of card design possibilities!  Expect to see more of this one from me soon!
Inks Used
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Copics - 
Jar B28, B24, B23, B21
Lid C5, C3, C1, C0
Label YG17, YG25, YG03
Beans R46, R24, R14, BV08, BV13, BV11, YR18, YR23, YR21, YG17, YG25, YG03
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting

love from Sue...xxx

Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!



Friday, 10 March 2017

You make me happy!...

Morning lovely friends and Hello Friday!
 Hope you all have a good one and have some super weekend plans!

Today I am showing you a card made with a gorgeous image from

Christine very kindly asked me if I would make a card for her with one of her beautiful digital images 
I have coloured this sweetie with my beloved Copics and used some scrummy new papers and sentiments by Lawn Fawn.
Finally I added some flowers and sequins
...and here is Emma, such a sweet chick!
Ingredients
Little Chick Emma by Christine Young at Paper Nest Dolls
Inks Used
Copics -
Skin E04, E11, E21, E51, E50
Hair E31, E33, E57. E59
Clothes R59, R85, R83, R81, YR31, YR30, W3, W1
Chicks Y21, YR31, YR23, YR18, YR04
Ground YG67, YG25, YG03
Background B0000, B000
Thank you Christine for asking me to do this!

Happy Crafting
Lover from
Sue...xxx

...and remember to pop to Paper Nest Dolls on line and Paper Nest Dolls Inspiration on Facebook to look at all the loveliness there!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

DoveArt Studios March Release Boat Harbour

Good morning lovely friends,
happy Tuesday!

I can say in all honesty that today's post is probably one of the most exciting I have ever shared!

The lovely artist 
has asked me to be her guest and take part in today's new release of some beautiful 
DoveArt Studios stamps!

To say I am over the moon is an understatement!
I am thrilled to be asked to do this and have been bursting with excitement!

So here we go lovely friends, read on to find out all about my card and the other new releases and to join in with this wonderful DT's fabulous prize winning blog hop!

It's time for our latest RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.



Featuring 6 fun NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

A selection from vintage, nautical and nature.  We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will love them too!!!
We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:


I fell in love with this image Boat Harbour as soon as I saw it!  The sea is such a special place for me and those lovely fishing boats just made me think of all our wonderful family holidays to our beloved Dorset.

Copics - 
Sky B0000, B000, B41, B52, B93
Sea C0, B34, B95, B97, C9, 
Cliffs E55, E53, E51, E50
Greenery YG95, YG97, YG99 with tiny dots of R14
Sand E31, E34
Boats E71, E74, E77, E79, R46, R24, R14, BG18, BG13, BG11, T5, YR23, YR24, YR21, 
C3, C1, C0
Papers - Carte Bella Ahoy There
Dies - Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frame


I hope you enjoyed this hop and seeing all the inspiration along the way.  We appreciate your love for the DoveArt Studios line and hope you continue to enjoy them for all times.

You can find all the new release stamps at CCDesigns, including the one I coloured

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  Come back on Sunday morning to DoveArt Studios blog to see if you won a stamp or two from CCDesigns.

We hope you enjoy!!  Get ready to be inspired!!

Jennifer Dove

Andrea
Rhea
Faye
Sue
Dorinda
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!


Thank you for visiting everyone!
Happy hopping and happy crafting
love from
Sue...xxx





Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Wryn says 'you're special'...

Good morning everyone,
Happy Wednesday!

Well, 1st March eh!  This year is already going by too quickly!

I'm here today to share a card for
Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge

The challenge theme this time is 
Spring Fever and all the details can be found
 I am seriously hoping that gorgeous Wryn with her short sleeves and no cardi will bring us some lovely spring weather!

I have coloured Wryn with Copics and used some gorgeous MFT Dies and papers from Dies To Die For
to make my card design.  

Finally I added some beautiful embellishments from The Ribbon Girl
...and here we are, pretty Wryn letting you know that you're special...
I'm playing along with Kathy Racoosin's (The Daily Marker)
30 Day Colouring Challenge for as many days as I can.
Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Papermania Purple Cardstock
Flowers and Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copics - 
Skin E71, E21, E00, E50
Hair YR24, E19, E18
Frock BV29, BV13, BV02, BV31
Underskirts and Shoes RV95, RV93, RV91
Grass YG99, YG67, YG17
Background - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Tumbled Glass
Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

Don't forget to pop to Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge to look at the gorgeous cards by the other acorns and join in the fun!

from Sue...xxx





Sunday, 26 February 2017

Friends...

Happy Sunday everyone.

Sue here today with a card to hopefully turn our thoughts and the weather to spring!

This card was one of a set I made for our lovely Tracy for 
an issue last year of Die Cutting Essentials magazine.
In fact, I have some more cards made with gorgeous 
goodies in the new issue of Die Cutting Essentials which is super exciting!
This is available in the shops now so make sure you collect a copy!

Today's card was such fun to make - and not a copic in sight! /-:
This card is made with a selection of circular die cuts and gorgeous Pion Design Paper all from wonderful Dies To Die For.  

The embellishments are made with a lovely Poppystamps die and some flowers, charms and twine from The Ribbon Girl 
Ingredients from Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Card-io Friends sentiment stamps
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Frayed Burlap
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can
Natural Twine
Mulberry Flowers
Butterfly Charm
Stix 2 1mm foam pads
Craft Box Basics
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Crafting

love from Sue...xxx

Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!


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