Sunday, 25 June 2017

Girls just want to have sun!

Happy Sunday everyone,
I'm here today with some seasonally suitable sweeties!

Hasn't the weather been glorious this last week!
Lawn Fawn Papers - Beachside Pint Size Patterns
Inks Used
Copics - 
Skin R11, R00, E000, E0000
Hair T1, T3, T5
C1, C3, C5
Pineapple YR21, YR24, YR27
Coconut E91, E95, E97
Sunglasses W0, W1, W3 Copic Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Pink - E35, E37, E59
Turquoise BG09, BG45, BG49
Thank you for popping by
Happy Crafting!

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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!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Party like a pirate!

Hello everyone...

I'm here today with a card for Copic Marker Europe
made with some Copic coloured die cuts.
This card was really good fun to make, I enjoyed colouring the sky, sea and sand backgrounds and adding texture to them with Colourless Blender.

Here's a tutorial to show you how I made the sky, sea and sand background - it was very straightforward so I hope you'll try it too!
Here are the ingredients I used for the first part of the background - the sunset.
The Copics I used here are Y35, Y38, YR04, YR09 and Colourless Blender refill.
Take a piece of card measuring approximately 15cm x 12cm and colour across the top of the card with YR09.  This doesn't need to be too precise and you can use the broad tip of the marker (I love using that - after all we don't get to do so very often)!
It doesn't matter if it looks a bit streaky as sunsets often look like that.
Repeat this with YR04...
and then YR38...
and finally Y35.
Fix the Rays stencil on top of the Copic coloured sunset and stick it down with masking tape.  Pour a small amount of Colourless Blender into a spray bottle.
Spray the card and stencil with Colourless Blender - about four times should be fine.
Carefully remove the stencil and you will see that the Colourless Blender has lightened the colours leaving behind the stencil shape.
Set this aside.
These are the ingredients for the next part of the background - the sea.
The Copics used here are B18, B16, B02, B01 and Colourless Blender refill.
On another 15cm x 12cm piece of card colour horizontal bands of colour darkest to lightest, as shown. 
Pour a small amount of Colourless Blender into a spray bottle.
Dab the Colourless Blender over the Copic coloured card with a sponge, you will see the texture of the coloured background starting to change straightaway - I love this - it's like doing a magic trick!  The sponge gives the Copics a bubbly texture which is perfect for water!
With the Ocean Waves dies cut the card and set aside.
Here are the ingredients for the final part of the beach background - the sand.
The Copics I have used here are E33, E31 and E30.
Colour a pice of 15cm x 12cm card in exactly the same way as you did previously with the sunset and the sea...
Using a small piece of towelling or flannel dab colourless blender over the Copic background, tiny little dots will appear which are perfect for the texture of sand.
Using the Scenic Safari Dies cut the coloured card and start to assemble the beach scene.
Once the pieces are glued together and cut down to measure 14cm x 11cm the beach scene should look a something like this!
You can see the texture and patterns that the Colourless Blender has made in the Copic Colours, I think it looks really effective - I hope you do too!
It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at 
on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
All above from Dies To Die For
Copic Markers
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Rays Stencil
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Copic Markers Used -
Hair E19
Skin E04, R11, R00, E000, E0000
Clothes, Blues, B99, B97, B93, B91, 
Reds, R39, R37, R35, R32
Greys W9, W7, W5, W4, W2
Browns E27, E25, E23
Thank you for popping by, 
happy Copic colouring

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Salt in the air...

Hello everyone!

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

Featuring 8 fun NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection
 We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will love them too!!!  The sand castle event comes in two sizes.  One for the full card or one to add along with another favorite stamp you have.  Clever right?

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 (including our new DT member Barb) will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

I chose the gorgeous sand castle, all coloured with Copics and painted at the end with clear Wink of Stella to give some sand/sea shimmer.

Salt in the air, sand in my hair!
DoveArt Studio Large Sandcastle Rubber Stamp
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Papers from My Favourite Things Sweet Sunrise 6x6 Collection
La La Land Flag Banner Die (Dies To Die For)
Mama Elephant Mini Messages and Mini Tags (Dies To Die For)
Star Fish Charm, Cheesecloth and Twine (The Ribbon Girl)
Inks Used
Copics - 
Sand Castle YR30, YR31, E31, E33, E35, Clear Wink of Stella
Sea B99, B97, B95, B93, C0, C1
Sky BG000, B41, B93
I hope you enjoy 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 these stamps at CCDesigns as well as one of your local store or online stores.

Now, here is the important bit - 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
Sue (That's me)!
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Some bunny loves

Happy Monday lovely friends, hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday!

I'm here today with some cute bunny love!
This gorgeous image Woodland Bunny is by Lee Holland for Whimsy Stamps.

I decided to take the plunge and colour him/her Copic 'no lines' technique!  I'm not confident with critters at the best of times so yes, this was a challenge but I am really happy with how he/she turned out!

The gorgeous papers and embellishments are from the wonderful store -  

...and here we are, a super cute Woodland Bunny...
Ingredients from 

Other Ingredients
Woodland Bunny by Lee Holland for Whimsy Stamps (Dies To Die For)
Memento Ink Pad in Desert Sand 
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Big Scripty Words Dies (Dies To Die For)
Archival Ink in Cobalt
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Stix 2 Double Sided Tape
Medium Leaf Punch by Woodware
Inks Used 
Copics -
Woodland Bunny W0, W1, W3, W5, E04, R11, R00, E30, E31, E33
Ground, YG11, G21, G24
Background BG01, B00, B000
Thank you for visiting,
happy crafting!

...and remember to pop straight to
The Ribbon Girl
to look at the wonderful DT inspiration - there's still time to join in the challenge fun!
...and then straight to 
The Ribbon Girl Store
for some essential retail therapy!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

You are so sweet...

Good Morning everyone, 
hope you are enjoying a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.

I'm here today with something sweet made with gorgeous goodies from wonderful
Dies To Die For

Did someone mention cupcakes! (-:
Papers - My Favourite Things - Hearts & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad

Other Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Copic Glitter Pens
Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copics -
Skin V20, E00, E000, E0000
Hair E50, E31, E33, E29
Frock T5, R59, R56, R85, RV34, RV32, B29, B24, B23, B21 
Dots - Blue Copic Glitter Pen 
Underskirt - Clear Wink of Stella
Frosting C3, C1, C0
Thank you for popping by
Happy Crafting!

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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!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

To bee or not to bee...

Hello everyone!

I'm here today as part of a super fun blog hop in honour of the beautiful bee! We want to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. 20 May is declared World Bee Day by the United Nations (UN) and the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association has just been started to further support bees.

This hop has been arranged by my lovely blogging friend

We are celebrating everything bee-ish!

Milka has managed to find some fab sponsors for our hop and there are lots of prizes!

Here are some of the fab prizes you could win...

Crafty Sentiments Designs; 3 digital images of winner's choice 
Create a Smile; 25€ Gift Certificate to the store 
Gerda Steiner$15 Gift Certificate to the store
Happy Little Stampers; $20 Gift Certificate to the store
Jane's Doodles; 3 (in stock) stamp sets of winner's choice
Kitty Bee Designs; 1 digi of winner's choice
Lawn Fawn; $20 Gift Certificate to the store
Little Miss Muffet Stamps; $10 Gift Certificate to the store
Me! 6x6 Paper Pad
Milka; Jane's Doodle Daisies Stamp Set
Paper Smooches; Bee Mine Stamp Set
Sasayaki Glitter; 1 digi of winner's choice
STAMPlorations; $20 Gift Certificate to the store
Uniko; Clear (in stock) Stamp Set of winner's choice

14 prizes will be given away to 14 winners. For your chance to win, all you have to do is hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop. You can enter the giveaway until Saturday, 27 May (12 AM, CEST +2 UTC). Milka will announce winners on her blog on Wednesday, 31 May. Winners have to confirm prizes in a week. Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn.

I couldn't resist these gorgeous HoneyBear Stuffies by Stamping Bella...
This is a wonderful image!  There are bees, bears, honey, and a Winnie the Pooh sentiment!

You can say aaaahhhhh! <3 
Now, this is the important bit!

Here is the blog hop order, if you have come to see me first you need to go all the way around the list of blogs until you are back with me!

There are some fabulous designers taking part so pull up a chair, grab a coffee and start hopping!

There's a real buzz about this don't you think! (-;

Sue Hastead (That's me so you are now here)!
HoneyBear Stuffies by Stamping Bella (from Dies To Die For)
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black
Tonic Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Layering Dies 
Victoria Park 6x6 Paper Pad by Lillybee Designs (from Dies To Die For)
Whimsy Stamps Honeycomb Die (from Dies To Die For)
Collall All Purpose Glue

Copic Markers
Bears E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, R01, R02
Honeycomb Y23, YR23
Honey Pot B21, B23, B45
Branch and leaves, E44, E79, YG13, YG25, G94
Background BG10, BG70
Thank you for popping by.
Happy crafting and happy hopping!

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