Friday, July 5, 2013


#106550  Very Vanilla A4 card stock
#109129 Gold -embossing powder
#127003  Apothecary Accents Framelits
#126189 Paper Piercing tool
#126199  Piercing Mat
#126187  Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
#127072-c  Layered Labels-c stamp
#Fabuluos Florets-c stamp
#104430 Dimensionals
#129055 Heat Tool
#127562 Distress Tool

Skills used making this card:-
Embossing - masking - fussy cutting - 3d - Heat tool

If you would like to come play and learn to make this card leave a comment or contact me for a card date.
I hope you are haveing a very inky fingers day...inky love, Susan

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thinking of You

I loved makeing this card!

Products used in this card:-
#108630 Naturals Ivory -A4 card stock
#129381 Ovals Collection -Framelits
#120999 Very Vanilla seam -binding ribbon
#124117 Dazzling Details
# 119804 Wonder Crayons
#103954 Aqua Painter
#103579 Paper Snips
#129406 Bitty Butterfly
#127562 Distress Tool
#104430 Dimensionals
#122334 Simply Scored
#125595 Adorning Accents Edgelits
#125482 Bordering Romance-c
#123759 Paplillon Potpourri-c

Skills used while making the card:-
Fussy cutting - water coloring - 3d - distressing - scoring - useing edgelits - layering

This is one of my fav. If you want to spend a few hours playing and learning with me, leave a comment or contact me to make a card date.
Wishing you a inky finger week, inky love Susan

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thinking of You

One of my favs!
I just loved making this card...and loven sharing with you.

Products used:-
#108630 Naturals Ivory A4 card stock
#106576 Old Olive A4 card stock
#126953 Old Olive Ink
#119804 Wonder Crayons
#124117 Dazzling Details
#127562 Distressing Tool
#104430 Dimensionals
#117191 Bird Builder
#129582 Hopeful Thoughts-c
#122752 Language of Friendship-c

Skills used to make this card:-
3d - shadow inking - distressing- water coloring - masking

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.
If you would like to come to play and learn, leave a coment or make contact to make a card appiontment with me.
Inky fingers love , Susan

Friday, April 12, 2013


This card does not need many words....

PRODUCTS:  #129144   Secret garden -c-stamp
                       #129372    Framelits dies
                       #131099    Bundle of the above
                       #129406    Itty Butterfly -punch
                       #123759    Papillon Potpourri-c-stamp
                       #119981    Rich Razzleberry A4 card stock
                       #108630    Naturala Ivory A4 card stock
                       #126950    Rich Razzleberry Ink
                       #119804    Brights Crayons
                       #104199    Linen Thread
                       #109130    Embossing Powder -clear
                       #124117    Dazzling Details
                       #127562    Distress Tool
                       #129055    Heat Tool

Skills used while making this card: 
embossing - water coloring - shadow stamping - distressing - masking - resist stamping

If you would like to have a fun day or evening learning and playing with the above products, leave a comment or contact me.

I hope you have a inky fingers day, Susan

Thursday, April 11, 2013

For You

Welcome to my first card post for Stampin' Up

There is a story behind this card - 
Last month, 3 days after signing up to be a Stampin" Up demonstrator, I ventured on a bus trip. Destination - "Stampin' Up" office in Frankfurt, Germany.

I thought it was well worth the effort, spending a day in the bus with over 30 other woman plus one male, the driver. It was good to meet everyone at the office, to see how the orders are picked and packed before sending to there final destination.

But the highlight of the day, or what made it all worth while meet all the help desk names and voices!
Now I have faces to put to them.
You know all the help one gets, when one gets stuck , or needs an answer now! Stampin' Up you don't get put on hold!.......
All we had, was a name and voice to be ever so thankful to.......thus a face to the name was the order of the day.  

I felt they all deserved a special recognition. I made one for each of them.

Thus 'FOR YOU"

I love the crayons!

Products used:      #121680 Daffodil Delight  A4 card stock                               
                             #108630 N Ivory A4 card stock
                             #120453 Just Believe-c                                 
                             #126257 Itty Bitty Banners-c                                 
                             #130733 Oh Hello-c
                             #127562 Distress Tool
                             #109130 Emboss Powder-clear
                             #126974 Early Espresso-ink pad
                             #119804 Wonder Crayons-while stocks last

Sorry to say...the crayons will soon be retired. Due to problems with delivery.

So be quick to order them while they are still available.... Good news, you can still color with water and inks...we just find a way around it.....and finding the that can be such fun......

Do you want to play and learn together?
Contact me so we can make a date.

If you would like to have a fun afternoon or evening making this card or any other of my cards soon to be posted, leave a comment or contact me for a date.

I can speak and read Dutch......I just can not write it. Belive me, you do not want me to try. haha

wishing you all a inky fingers day
Love Susan

Monday, April 8, 2013

Color Refresh at Stampin' Up! YAY!

Hello Stampin' Up! fans!

If you haven't heard... I have! So, today I'm sharing this WONDERFUL NEWS with you - Stampin' Up! are updating their color palette!

We've got 10 new colors coming you way! Four of them are brand new: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Smoky Slate, and seven are returning: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Sky, and Wisteria Wonder.

The new color palettes will be available for purchase from July 1st, 2013.

inky hugs, Susan xoxo

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Also Available - DAD

 STAMPIN'UP - CRUMB CAKE  #121699 and STARFRUIT #126836

I have heard, a lot of ladies find the card stock Starfruit #3126836 a hard color to work with, but for me, this was love at first sight. 
I love this SEAM BINDING RIBBON! - CRUMB CAKE #122332.
This seam binding ribbon is available in 8 different colors! 

Another reason to love STAMPIN' UP! They have every thing color coordinated.
Stampin'Up makes our lives so simple, we have more time to create!

The chevron lines have been cut with a craft knife, then rolled back.  
The stamp used  for the ink splatters -FRENCH FOLIAGE- #121166c / #120845w
Over inking can be wonderful! Some thing different!

Sprayed with SHIMMER PAINT #116806 (self made shimmer mist) This gives the shimmer gold it!

Sorry ladies the mini clip is from STAMPIN' UP, but it is retired..they will just have to release it again...don't you think? 
See how the STARFRUIT #1268336 card stock distresses! Just so thick and fluffy.
 Love the new release-Stampin' DISTRESS TOOL #127562. (page 14 of the mini catalog )
I find this tool, is good in the hand, thus easy to use and because you have 8 blades, it is great value for money.
 A bonus! It comes in a little clear plastic zip bag, so it makes life easy when you are on the move going to a crops or fun afternoons with the girlfriends!
Another reason to love STAMPIN" UP!

Last but not least! Don't you just love this little face? This is Edward, my sisters little one. 
Time does not stand still. Edward started his first year at school the beginning of the year. He is loving it!
I hope you have enjoyed your visit, have a inky day,

My Boys

STAMPIN' UP with CRUMB CAKE  paper #119711 and GESSO


"My Boys", A sketch taken from the nearest scrap store in Carins. They do a challenge every month.

The boys are my sisters children, Edward and Ethan. I wanted to leave a bit of me when I left, and of course such little adorable monkeys they are.....just love them to bits. I sure am going to miss playing dinosaurs  bad man and getting all the latest info explained top me.....I won't be missing the Macky's ice cream that I got addicted too!

The paper I  used is brought out through Stampin new project...hahaha

I have tried something new here. Using the basics....card stock. design paper and gesso. The back ground is made with masks and gesso, using the bingo and the ink splatter design. Circles punched out of design paper done the same as the back ground. The numbers are fancy cut from the design paper and flowers cut with dies. Below are a few more close ups to enjoy.

                        I hope you have enjoyed one of my first LO's using "STAMP'IN UP" products.