Friday, 16 February 2018

Teddy With Heart Balloon...

Happy Friday everyone...

I'm here today with another gorgeous new release image from
...introducing
Lee Holland's Teddy With Heart Balloon
He's just tooooo cute!
(He's gone to live with my son's gorgeous girlfriend)!
Ingredients
Whimsy Stamps Teddy With Heart Balloon 
(UK Peeps you can buy this cutie from Dies To Die For)
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
MFT Die namics Stitched Rounded Rectangles
MFT Hearts and Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad 
Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Conversation Hearts Add On

Copic Markers
Fur - E30, E31, E34, E37
Paws & Nose - E04, R02, R01
Balloon - R89, R37, R24, R14
Background - YR0000 YR000

Be sure to pop to 
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to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
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to engage in some essential retail therapy!
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating

love from Sue...xxx

Thursday, 15 February 2018

...and now for something completely different...

Hello everyone!

I'm here today with something a little different from me - well, a change is as good as a rest and I did enjoy making this card!  
I think it's good to try something new every now and then!  (Which explains why buying craft items and using them are two separate hobbies)! (-:

This card is one of a set I made last year for our Tracy (Dies To Die For) for 
Die Cutting Essentials magazine.

The eye-catching die cuts are made by blending the Tim Holtz Distress Inks in an ombre effect light to dark, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves on a piece of card and then die cutting two Chrysanthemum Borders from the coloured card. 

The die cuts are then trimmed to fit the top and bottom of the rectangle frame and the sentiment added across the middle as shown.
Paper - My Favorite Things - Dots and Stripes 6x6 Sorbet Paper Pad

Other Ingredients
White card
Hammered white card
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Versafine ink pad in onyx black
Craft Box Basics
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating

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, 9 February 2018

Spring Bling Wryn...

Hello everyone!

Happy Thursday!

I'm here today with a super technique for creating a background with stamps and Copics.

You will need a stamped image, (I have used the beautiful 
Spring Bling Wryn by Tiddly Inks), a background Stamp (I have used Notable Blooms Background by Taylored Expressions), Masking sheet, Copic Airbrush System, Copic Markers and some Colourless Blender.
First I created a  mask of my stamped image Wryn with masking sheet... 
...and placed the mask over the image I intend to colour later.
Then, as I will be using an airbrush I covered my desk with paper (Do not forget to do this or you will end up with a very interesting looking desk)!
I decided (with a little help from our lovely Faye) to use FBG2 in the Airbrush to create the background.
Then, I started to colour the background using the airbrush.
You can get a lovely effect with the Airbrush.  It uses less ink than direct colouring and the trigger is pressure sensitive so you can vary how much ink you use.  Remember that the ink will cover the card in front of where you are pointing the marker and the chisel nib gives a smoother effect.  (the brush nib is lovely to use for some projects as it creates a splatter effect but you don't need that here)!
I airbrushed the card about three times in order to get a depth of colour I liked.
I removed the mask carefully with a pair of tweezers so that I didn't get any marks on the inky background.
I love it when you remove the mask and see the image underneath sat inside a beautifully coloured background.
Next, I stamped the background with the Notable Blooms stamp.
It is important to work quickly here 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 spare top to a Tim Holtz 'dabber' bottle to apply the blender to the stamp, it holds quite a bit of blender and I was able to cover the whole 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 and you can carry on colouring sweet Wryn with Copic Markers.  Don't worry if some background ink has seeped under the mask - you can ease it out with a colourless blender pen.
Copic Markers Used
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair, E29, E25, E23, E21
Clothes E33, E31, Y17, Y15, Y11, BG99, BG72, BG0000
Background FBG2

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

from Sue...xxx


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Gorgeous Giftabella...

Happy Thursday everyone!

I'm here today with one of my tip top favourite images and a card made with some 
Dies To Die For gorgeousness!

Copic Markers
Skin BV20, E21, E00, E000
Skirt (Swoooooon) BG57, BG53, BG11
Gifts BG57, BG53, BG11 R56, RV95, RV93, RV91
plus lashings of Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen!

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Creating

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!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Young Fawn...

Hello Everyone!
I'm here today with some DoveArt from Whimsy gorgeousness!
...and...
I have just realised that tanglemouse cards is three years old!
...quite unbelievable!

I can't even think too hard about how far I've come in that time or I'll get all silly!

I just want to say the biggest thank you to everyone that supports and loves my colour work and my cards - I could n't do this without you!

Today's card is something a little different from me - mainly because I coloured this gorgeous fawn with Spectrum Noir ColourTint Graphite Pencils!
Oh my word - they are fabulous!
Ingredients
(UK Peeps you can buy this from Dies To Die For)
Watercolour Card
Versafine Ink Pad in Onyx Black
ColourTint Graphite Pencils by Spectrum Noir
MFT Die namics Stitched Rectangle and Circle Frames (Dies To Die For)
Cheesecloth (The Ribbon Girls)

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!



Saturday, 3 February 2018

Beary cute Maynard...

Good Morning everyone!

Happy Saturday!

This is such an exciting week at Whimsy Stamps, with a gazillion new releases including the fabulous DoveArt range!
Here is my second card of the new release featuring 
DoveArt's beautiful image
He is soooo cute and just perfect for so many occasions.
Ingredients
DoveArt - Maynard Whimsy Stamps (UK peeps you can buy from Dies to Die For)
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Maja Design Denim and Friends 6x6 paper pack
MFT Homespun Gingham 6x6 paper pad
Copic Markers - 
Maynard Fur - E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, T5, T3
Maynard Paws - E04, R11, R00
Hat - BG49, BG45, BG01, YG67, YG63, YG05
Ground - T5, T3, T1

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

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!

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Winter Chickadee surprise...xxx

Hello lovely friends, happy Thursday!

Oh my!  1st February already!

Well, I am not going to bemoan the passing of time as I have been very excited about today's post for a few weeks and here's why... (;

Gorgeous DoveArt has moved over to Whimsy Stamps and that means I am now part of Whimsy DT.  What a total honour and an absolute thrill!

Thank you so much to Jennifer and Denise for this fabulous opportunity!

So - today is DoveArt release day at Whimsy Stamps!
I have chosen a beautiful image
Winter Chickadee
 which is just perfect for a winter birthday!
I created the background coloured this lovely image with Copics.

Unusually for me I decided to scrunch the sides of the papers up!  I did that with my eyes shut!
Ingredients
DoveArt Winter Chickadee - Whimsy Stamps (UK peeps you can buy from Dies To Die For)
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Vellum by The Hobby House
MFT Dots and Stripes Bright 6x6 paper pad
Studio Light Woodland Winter 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamps and Dies (Dies To Die For)
Archival Ink - Watering Can
Natural Twine -The Ribbon Girl

Copic Markers - 
Background R00, R11 and colourless blender
Chickadee - E43, E42, E41, E40, E34, E31, N0, N1
Berries - R89, R24, R14
Branches - E79, E77, E74
Greenery - BG99, BG96, BG93, YG25, G94, G82
Ground - W3, W1, W0

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

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!


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