Monday, 22 August 2016

Sunny is Stylish...

Hi lovelies - I'm home!

Well, for a few days at any rate!

I am so excited about our next trip which as well as being a lovely break has the added bonus of including a weekend at Purbeck Folk Festival.

This holiday lark is all well and good but it means I am not visiting your lovely blogs as often as I should!  Please bear with me.  Normal service will be resumed soon!

I could n't resist making a card with this stamp 
- Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish
from fabulous Dies to Die For
I'd like to say it could be me on my holiday - except - I am no where near as glamorous!

Anways, I have coloured gorgeous Sunny with Copics (aaarrrggghhh - those folds o-:).

I used chalks and a die cut cloud template to create the background and mounted the image on a piece of paper from Maja Design's Summertime Collection

...and here we have Sunny, who is definitely very stylish!
Ingredients
All the following goodies are from Dies to Die For
Stamps - Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish
Dies - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn, Puffy Cloud Borders Die by Lawn Fawn
Papers - Maja Design 6 x 6 Pad Summertime 

Other Ingredients 
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento ink pad
Copic Markers
Archival ink pad
Chalks by Joy! Crafts
Stix2 1mm Foam Pads
Inks Used
Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Archival ink pad in Watering Can
Copics - 
Hair E51, E53, E57
Skin E04, E11, E00, E000
Clothes T5, R29, R27, R24, R22, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91,
Suitcase W7, W5, W3, W1
Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

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! 

from Sue...xxx


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 






Thursday, 4 August 2016

Party Time at In The Pink...

Good Morning lovely friends

Well, this is a really exciting day at In The Pink.

It is our 4th Birthday and our 100th challenge!

To make this super special we have a new challenge of
Anything Goes
(Anything PINK that is)!

There are some fabulous surprise prizes for the lucky winners this time too!

So - what are you waiting for - this is the best challenge on the block and we would love to see as many of your gorgeous pink creations as possible!
For my card I have used some of my tip top favourite stamps from the  

I chose a few of these gorgeous stamps and created a little scene.  I stamped the and Snail first and then masked them (I use post it notes for that) and stamped the Blooms.  The last stamp added was the Bee.  I used Copics and added some sparkly bits with a Pinflair Pearl Wand and Glossy Accents.

The sentiment is from the Snuggle Bunnies Stamp Set by MFT
...and here we are...almost too cute for words!
Ingredients
Rubber Stamps from Stacey Yacula Studio at Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment from Snuggle Bunnies Stamp Set by MFT from Dies to Die For
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink Pad in Black
Copic Markers
Glossy Avvents
Pinflair Pearl Wand
Backing Paper - Carta Bella Giddy Up Girl collection from Dies to Die For
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedeo Black
Archival Ink Pad in Watering Can
Copics
Bunny - W1, W3, W5, W7, B24, B23, B21, C0, C1
Snail - E70, E71, E74, R81, R83, R85
Blooms - just choose a selection of RV's and go for it! - finish with Glossy Accents
Background - B0000
Grass - YG45, YG23, YG17, YG03
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...

...and remember to pop straight to 
to look at the other lovely DT Creations and join in the Birthday fun.

from Sue...xxx

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them all...xxx









Wednesday, 3 August 2016

P is for Paper Piecing

Good Morning lovely friends, Happy Wednesday!
We have a new challenge starting today at
and it is
P is for Paper Piecing 
(Christmas Paper Piecing only though)!

The prize for the lucky winner of this challenge is
a $12 gift card from the fabulous

For my card I have used Sami's too cute digi Present Pups

I coloured those adorable pups with Copics and paper pieced the present box with papers from Wild Rose Studio's Holly Lane Collection.

I opted for a simple layout using the same paper.

...and here we are, Present Pups, I'd be happy to wake up and find those cuties under the tree!
Ingredients
Present Pups digi stamp by Sami's Stamps
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink pad
Copic Markers
Paper from Wild Rose Studio's Holly Lane Collection
Nuovo Crystal Drops
Ranger Glossy Accents
Collall All Purpose Glue

Inks Used
Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Copics -
pups, W7, W5, W3, W1, E44, E43, E42, E41
Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to ABC Christmas Challenge to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!

from Sue...xxx

Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 




Monday, 1 August 2016

A Penguin is for life, not just for Christmas...

Good Morning lovely friends, Happy Monday!

It's a very happy one here for several reasons, firstly, we had the most fabulous holiday in Charmouth, Dorset last week and we enjoyed ourselves so much we are going back very soon!

Secondly, it is my day to make a card for wonderful Dies to Die for, and I enjoyed making this one enormously!

Finally, my darlin' friend Squirrel has invited me to join her and 'the acorns' (or is it nuts)! at  
Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge
and we have a new not so random challenge of 
Anything Goes 
starting today for you!  Just follow the link 
HERE
for all the details.
Phew...and breath!

For today's card I have used a wonderful set of stamps and dies from Dies to Die For - 

I have made a circular card and coloured the background with Distress Inks and splattered about acrylic paint.  I have used dies to cut out the sea and sand and made a little scene framed with an MFT Stitched Circle Frame Die.

The little pingu's are coloured with Copics.

...and here we are, a waddle of penguins in paradise!...
Ingredients
All the following goodies are from Dies to Die For
Papers - Echo Park Keepin' Cozy

Other Ingredients
Memento Ink Pad 
Copic Markers
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Tonic Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Clearly Besotted Wave Edge Die
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Selection of Acrylic Paints
Collall All Purpose Glue
Foam Pads


Inks Used
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Mermaid Lagoon
Selection of PaperArtsy acrylic paints for splattering
Copics - 
Penguins N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, N0, W5, W3, W1, W0, YR24, YR21, YR20
Penguin Accessories B97, B95, B93, B91, BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70, BV34, BV31
Palm Tree, YG67, YG17, YG03, E27, E25, E23, E21
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!

and then remember 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! 

from Sue...xxx


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 






Thursday, 21 July 2016

Pink Chicks...

Good Morning lovely friends...

...and so it continues - this gorgeous spell of summer weather, we've certainly waited long enough for it!

We have a new challenge starting today at
and it is 
Get Out Your Rubber!
(use a rubber stamp) - well go on then, what were you really thinking! (-;

Our sponsor this time is lovely Tracy from fabulous
with a £10 voucher for the lucky winner
For today's card I have used the gorgeous stamp Stamping Bella Stamp - 

I took one look at these cuties and KNEW they had to be pink (Perhaps they are going to be flamingoes one day)!

They are coloured with Copics and the design paper is Giddy Up Girl by Carta Bella.
I have finished off by adding some Glamour Dust to their lovely boa and a doodled frame.

and here we are...The Pink Ladies on a girls night out!  I'm the one with the hat!...
Ingredients
One of My Peeps Rubber Stamp by Stamping Bella from Dies to Die For
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Archival Ink in Watering Can (sentiment)
Tim Holtz Medium 
Glamour Dust
Giddy Up Girl by Carta Bella from Dies to Die For
Copic Multi Liner
Collall All Purpose Glue

Now my lovelies - it is a while since I coloured this beauty and I didn't make a list of the colours I used - but here is a rough guess because it is just a selection of R's and RV's with a few W's
Pearly Chick - R81, R83, R85 and colourless blender
Chick in the hat - RV91, RV93, RV95, R81, W1, W3, and colourless blender
Champagne Chick - R00, R02, R20 (I think)! and colourless blender
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...

...and remember to pop straight to 

to look at the other lovely DT Creations and join in the fun.

from Sue...xxx

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them all...xxx

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...

Good Morning lovely friends
Oh my - what a glorious spell of weather we are having here at the moment - scorching!

We have a new challenge starting today at 
and it is 
O is for Overlay

Our wonderful sponsor this time is 
and the prize for the lucky winner is two digi's of their choice.

I think the heat got to me making this card - I adore the image, I used 

The overlay aspect was a bit taxing - plus it is soooooo hot the vellum kept curling up like those funny red fish we used to get in Christmas crackers years ago!

I coloured this gorgeous image with copics and printed the image on a piece of vellum which I 'laid over' (overlay)! the top.

Finally I added a cute sentiment (Which kept smudging)! and a little star charm.

Anyways, I got there in the end!

Ingredients
A Star Is Born digital stamp by All Dressed Up
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Vellum
Sentiment by Marianne Design (CS0966)
Black Versafine Ink Pad
Star and Twine from The Ribbon Girl

Inks Used
Copics
Skin E04, E11, E00, E000
Clothes T5, BG13, BG34, BG32, B24, B23, B21, E44, E43, E41, W3, W5, W7
Sheep W1, W3, W5, and colourless blender
Ground W1, W3, W5, W7


Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to ABC Christmas Challenge to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!

from Sue...xxx

Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Away with the fairies!...

Good Morning lovely friends
Happy Monday and it looks like a scorcher here!

I am well and truly away with the fairies!

Here is my DT inspiration for wonderful Dies to Die For

I have made my first box card but I must say a big thank you to my lovely friends, Annette for the inspiration and Kat for the technical wizardry with the box card template!

I LOVED making this so expect to see a few more appearing soon!
Ingredients
300gsm card for the Box Card
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Joy! Crafts Decorative Chalks
Joy! Crafts Autumn Die
Collall All Purpose Glue
All below items from lovely Dies to Die For
Maja Design, Enjoying Outdoors, Late Summer Flowers
Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop 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! 

from Sue...xxx

Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 
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