Month: June 2014

Some VERY exciting news

Hiya lovelies….I can finally spill my good news (can’t tell you how hard it has been not to scream it from the rooftops). Last week I was asked if I would like to join the Spectrum Noir design team !!! Now of course i said yes in an instant and had to pinch myself several times to make sure I was not dreaming. 
I never ever in a million years thought I would be asked to be part of the team, but the fact that i am I consider myself to be extremely lucky, it is an amazingly talented team and I am so excited to be working with them. 
I was asked to pick 3-4 of my favourite Spectrum Noir makes for the Spectrum Noir Blog, so I thought I’d share them with you πŸ™‚ 
This was a very recent card, but probably one of my most favorite cards I have done, I have used Copica from Saturated Canary. Colours used are: 
FS2,FS4,FS9,TN2,TN3,TN4,EB5,EB6,BT1-5, IG1-9,CT1-4,GB5,PP2-5

This was one of the new Scruffy Little Cat Stamps from Crafter’s Companion Called Nicola, I had so much fun colouring her. Colours used are:
TN2,TN3,TN4,FS4,FS3,EB1,EB2,GB9,GB8,CR4,CR5,PP3,GB1,GB3,GB5,BT1,BT2,BT3,PP1,PP2 ,IG10,IG9,IG6,IG4 BG1,BG2.BG3 TRUE BLACK & BLENDER

Pencils-086,094,049,046,120,119,117,112,041,036,035,029,061,052

This card was done using a free image from All Dressed Up Facebook group called Twinkle Toes. Colours used are: 
Pens-FS4,EB6,CT1,LG2,LG4,LG5 & CT4
Pencils- 015,020,091,095,004,005,009,056,058,110,102,088,014,012,018,004,089

 I was so happy with how this turned out, This is the beautiful  Fae from Visible Image. 
Colours used: 
TN1,TN2,EB1,TN4,FS9,FS3,FS4, BT1,BT2,BT4,BT5,LV1,LV2,CT1,CT2,CT3,BG1,BG2,BG3 & BLENDER 
Pencils-079,081,063,106
So there you are some of my favorite Spectrum Noir creations. If you haven’t already make sure you check out the Spectrum Noir Blog for tutorials and some amazing inspiration from the team. 
Happy crafting
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Visible Image More than words

Morning lovelies, I hope you all had a nice weekend ? 
It is Monday, which means Visible Image Day for me. 
This week I have made a Sympathy card using the beautiful poem from More Than Words With Sympathy Set and the Forest Background
I wanted a slight distressed look so out came the distress inks for this, I have used Vintage Photo, Tea Dye and Antique Linen, The sentiment was stamped, rough cut and then I used Collall 3D glue to give it some depth. Sounds strange saying this about a sympathy card but I hope you like it. 
Come back tomorrow for all the details on the new Visible Image Challenge for July. 
Happy Crafting πŸ™‚ 
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Bebunni Christmas Table Set

Morning Lovelies, I wanted to share something i made for the recent Bebunni Shows on Create and Craft. 
One of the CD Rom’s is all about the home, and part of it is all about your Christmas Table, I made this set using all elements from the CD/paper kit
The box is covered with one of the A4 papers and I have used one of the Epoxy Stickers on the bow
Included in the box is 4 placemats, 4 napkin rings, coasters & 4 party hats…i thought this could be a lovely gift to someone, or even something nice to have on your own dinner table….i know we will be using it on ours πŸ™‚ 
Here is the Napkin Rings, I have printed them onto Centura Pearl with a hint of silver and then to add Dimension I printed another 4 out, cut the circle out, glittered the edges and mounted using Collall 3D glue. 
 This is one of the party hats, all the elements were printed onto Centura Pearl with a hint of silver and embossed using the Embossing folders from the range. I then added a circle topper and bow…brilliant thing about these hats is they have an extra section which can be added for people like me (and Leann) who have lots of hair ! 

This is the Place Mats and Coasters…I was going to emboss the placemats but then realised they should probably be kept as flat as possible ! 
Also on this part of the CD is Christmas Crackers !! I made a set of four, these were meant to be square crackers but i went for something different and made triangle ones πŸ™‚ I glittered the topper and added some Ribbon 
Today is your last chance to grab the four day deal (if it lasts that long !) for those who haven’t seen it yet, the range includes- 
– One twin CD-ROM
– One 6×6″ paper pad
– One A4 paper pad
– Eight A6 unmounted rubber stamp sets
– Poinsettia (which is what I have used above)
– Christmas Story
– With Love at Christmas
– Christmas Present
– Christmas Angel
– Snowy Hugs
– Rudolph
– Figgy Pudd (which I have used above)
– Two 5×7″ embossing folders
– Snowflakes
– Sentiments
– One A4 toppers sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One A4 decoupage sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One epoxy stickers set


Of course I would highly recommend getting the whole range if you can stretch to it, i really have had so much fun with it. 

Happy crafting X 
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Bebunni Christmas

Morning lovelies…phew what a couple of busy days ! I hope you have all managed to catch some of the Bebunni shows on Create & Craft….told you that you would love them πŸ™‚ 
I wanted to share a couple more samples I made for the show with you today. 
This one was such a quick and easy make, this is actually one of the papers from the 6×6 pad and i have added some Frantage (which can now be purchased from Crafter’s Companion YAY), some Vintage Photo Distress ink, a sentiment from the topper kit which i cut in half and distressed, a bow and one of the epoxy stickers….such a simple yet fun card. 
 This cutey is the Rudolf stamp and I have coloured him with my Spectrum Noirs (list at the bottom) 
The papers are all from the A4 paper pad, I have used the Snowflake embossing Folder on the background oval and the rest of the die I have cut out using Kraft card and added some Frantage….I really do love this little cutie ! 
Tomorrow is your last chance to grab the four day deal (if it lasts that long !) for those who haven’t seen it yet, the range includes- 
– One twin CD-ROM
– One 6×6″ paper pad
– One A4 paper pad
– Eight A6 unmounted rubber stamp sets
– Poinsettia (which is what I have used above)
– Christmas Story
– With Love at Christmas
– Christmas Present
– Christmas Angel
– Snowy Hugs
– Rudolph
– Figgy Pudd (which I have used above)
– Two 5×7″ embossing folders
– Snowflakes
– Sentiments
– One A4 toppers sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One A4 decoupage sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One epoxy stickers set


Of course I would highly recommend getting the whole range if you can stretch to it, i really have had so much fun with it. 

Items used: 
6×6 & A4 paper pads
Snowflake Embossing Folder
Epoxy Stickers
Rudolf Stamp Set 
Die’sire Corner Die from Ornamental flower frame Die set
 Spectrum Noirs- 
BG2,BG3,BG4,CR3,CR4,FS8,GB8,EB5,EB6,EB8,DR7,DR6,DR4. 
Spectrum Noir Pencils-
086,112,117,119
Check back tomorrow for something fun for the home πŸ™‚ 
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Globecraft & Piccolo ATC…Live the Life you’ve Imagined

Morning lovelies
This week I wanted to share with you an ATC I made for Globecraft & Piccolo

I used the frame from Butterfly Flurry Flourishes set and backed it with some watercolour card that I had coloured using my Distress Inks, I then used ATC Bubble Background & Keys to my heart accents
The Frame and Heart I coloured using my PL3 Spectrum Noir Pen and then added a rough layer of 
Girl’s Night Out Embossing Enamel. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz and i stamped it and then cut it out and inked the edges using Distress ink in Worn Lipstick. 
I hope you like how it turned out πŸ™‚

This is sadly my last post for Globecraft & Piccolo, I have really enjoyed my term on the team and love the products, a huge thank you to Stacey & Sandy for having me on the team.

Items used
PL3 Spectrum Noir 
Crafter’s Companion Watercolour Card 
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink 
Tim Holtz Stamp 
Happy Crafting 
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Visible image…Fae

Morning lovelies, it is Monday which now means Visible Image day from me πŸ™‚ 
Now i was extremely lucky to be asked by lovely Helen and Mark to colour the gorgeous Fae image for the packaging, I did her in some lovely soft tones, but since i did I have thought “I wonder what she would look like in darker tones, maybe even monochrome” Well this week I FINALLY got round to trying and have to say i love how she has turned out…what do you think ? 

I coloured Fae with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils (list below) 
The card blank, papers, butterflies & florish were all cut on my Cricut Explore. The butterflies I coloured using my Spectrum Noirs and then used some gold gilding was over them. 
the circle behind Fae was done using background technique that can be found here, i used some Embossing Enamel from Globecraft & Piccolo on the card and around the circle, its called Shamrock Dreams, 
I hope you like what i did with Fae, Don’t forget the current challenge which can be found here , the current theme is Man oh Man and you can win Β£20 to spend on stamps ! 
Make sure you share your creations with us at- 
Visible Image Facebook Page (you can enter the challenge here if you do not have a blog) 
Items used: 
Spectrum Noir pens and pencils- 
IG1-10, LG2, JG4, True Black and Blender pen 
047,056,058,117,119,045,051 
Cricut Explore 
Neenah Solar
Embossing folder is  Embossalicious decorative heart
Papers are some DP I have with no name on. 
Card is Papermill Direct Hammered card. 
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Bebunni Christmas Figgy pudd

Morning lovelies, I know it is hard to believe with the beautiful weather atm that Christmas crafting has began..but it will soon be here, and the utterly fab Bebunni Christmas 4 day deal starts tomorrow !! 
I wanted to share with you a card i made using the seriously cute Figgy pudding stamp. 
How cute is he ! I coloured him using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils (list below) onto Neenah Desert Storm, the sentiment is also from the same stamp set, I have then used papers from the 6×6 paper pad and just added some ribbon and pearl snowflakes which I coloured using DR7 Spectrum Noir. 
The four day deal launches tomorrow at 8am GMT on Create and Craft, and will include the following: 
– One twin CD-ROM
– One 6×6″ paper pad
– One A4 paper pad
– Eight A6 unmounted rubber stamp sets
– Poinsettia (which is what I have used above)
– Christmas Story
– With Love at Christmas
– Christmas Present
– Christmas Angel
– Snowy Hugs
– Rudolph
– Figgy Pudd (which I have used above)
– Two 5×7″ embossing folders
– Snowflakes
– Sentiments
– One A4 toppers sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One A4 decoupage sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One epoxy stickers set

Items used: 
Spectrum Noir Pens-
EB5,EB6,EB7,EB8,TN5,TN7,TN8, BG1,2,3,4,5 & 6 & blender pen
Spectrum noir pencils-
003,088,057,048,056
Figgy Pudd Stamp 
Neenah Desert Storm Card 

Core’dinations Card 
6×6 paper pad 
Snowflake pearls 
Don’t forget to stop by the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page to check out the rest of the amazing samples from the rest of the Design Team 
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Creating backgrounds with Spectrum Noir Pens & Pencils

Afternoon lovelies, I hope you are all having a lovely week and are looking forward to the weekend. 
The current challenge theme over at the Spectrum Noir challenge this month is backgrounds, I love creating different backgrounds using my Spectrum Noirs, but i know people have said to me before they find it a bit daunting….which you shouldn’t because it is so much fun ! 
Now i had to pick which two backgrounds to show (if i had my way this tutorial would include several backgrounds) but i settled on two…one using your Spectrum Noir Pens, and one very quick and easy one using your Pencils. 
First one is using your pens and you will need: 
  • Your Spectrum Noir Pens….I tend to use 3 colours that I will be using to colour my image, or that matches backing papers 
  • Spectrum Noir Blending fluid 
  • A small paintbrush for each colour marker
  • A craft mat….or something to protect your surface with 
  • Some Scrap paper
I will be using Saturated Canary Copica Digital Stamp for this, and you need to print out/stamp out two copies, one on your Neenah Card Stock and one onto some copy/scrap paper. The one on the Scrap paper needs to them be cut out as you will be using this as a mask to stop your main image getting ruined. 
Two bits of advice regarding this technique…
1. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty…you MAY get ink splatter and i don’t want you ruining your best shirt. 
2. Colour the image AFTER you have done the background, i say this because something you will get the odd splat of ink go through/get under the mask and if the image is already coloured it could end up ruined. 
First thing you want to do is protect your work surface and then have a practice run, for this you need your Spectrum Noir pens you have picked, the 3 paint brushes, scrap paper & Spectrum Noir Blending Fluid 
You need to do one colour at a time. Take the chisel end of your marker and “colour in” the bristles on the brush, I really load the brush up otherwise you have to keep going back, Then add 1-2 drops of blending fluid onto the brush and flick onto the paper. I find it better to build the layers up otherwise you can overload the paper, and make sure you leave each colour to dry before moving onto the next one. 
If you find your brush has dried, add some more blending fluid. 
This was the effect i got with 2 drops of blending fluid, for me it was too much….this is why we do a practice first…so i know for the effect i want this time I only need 1 drop per brush. 
Now you are ready to mask off your image, I just lay it on top, but you can buy masking fluid. 
 I have got a nice even mix of colours :), you can now see why you need to mask off the image ! 
You can now remove your mask…but don’t throw it away because you can use it again next time. 
You can now colour your image πŸ™‚ 

 Here she is on the finished card, along with mini Spectrum Noirs πŸ™‚ 
And here is a little side view, I went for a subtle background, but you can really layer this up and use as many colours as you wish. 
Items used: 
Spectrum Noir Pens-
FS2,FS4,FS9,TN2,TN3,TN4,EB5,EB6,BT1-5, IG1-9,CT1-4,GB5,PP2-5
Blending Fluid 
Neenah Solar Cardstock 
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card
Crafter’s Companion Printable Vellum 
Cocktail sticks 
Papers are from My Minds Eye 
Background using Spectrum Noir Pencils 
This is a nice quick and easy background if you do not have much time. 
Items needed: 
Embossing folder of choice….I have used Embossalicious Rose Vine
Spectrum Noir Pencils, I only used 025 which is a nice red, but you can use multiple colours. 
I want a circle for my background, so I die cut one using Core’dinations and then embossed it using the above folder. Then all you need to do is take your pencils and colour the raised areas, i only wanted to pick the roses out this time, but you can colour whichever bits you like….you can even leave the raised sections and colour the background….play around πŸ™‚ 
And here is it on a card…looks effective doesn’t it ? I have used the ever beautiful Princess Rose Red Digital Stamp and coloured her with my Spectrum Noirs (list below) This technique is a really nice simple one, but can be so effective.  
Here is a side view and you can see the red on the roses a bit better. 
Items used: 
Spectrum Noir Pens: 
TN1-4,EB1,EB5,EB6,EB8,DR4-7,TB2 & 3, CR1,FS4,FS7
Spectrum Noir Pencil 025 
Papers are from my stash 
Flowers are all from Iamroses 
Ribbon & broach are from my stash 
So there you go two fun background techniques that you can use and have fun with, and if you do recreate them and have used your Spectrum Noirs why not enter this months Spectrum Noir challenge you could win Β£30/$30 of Spectrum Noir products
Happy Crafting 

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Bebunni Christmas Sneeky Peek Lantern

Morning me lovelies, I have another Bebunni Sneeky peek for you today. 
As soon as i saw the decoupage sheet i knew what i wanted to create, I have used a file from Sandra’s Scrapshop and I have created this lantern 

I was so happy with how this turned out, I have used Crafter’s Companion Velum and embossed it with the new snowflake embossing folder, the two Bebunni’s are just too cute aren’t they ? I used the sentiment embossing folder for the top of the lantern and I have used Distress ink over the whole Lantern. 
The Icicle is a die from Die’sire and can be found here  i have then used PVA and glitter for the “snow”
The inside holds an electric tealight. I have already been asked by hubs to make some of these for our fireplace at Christmas. I hope you like my lantern. 
Don’t forget the new Bebunni Christmas Range launches Monday 23rd as the four day deal on Create & Craft and includes the following: 
– One twin CD-ROM
– One 6×6″ paper pad
– One A4 paper pad
– Eight A6 unmounted rubber stamp sets
– Poinsettia 
– Christmas Story
– With Love at Christmas
– Christmas Present
– Christmas Angel
– Snowy Hugs
– Rudolph
– Figgy Pudd
– Two 5×7″ embossing folders
– Snowflakes
– Sentiments
– One A4 toppers sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One A4 decoupage sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One epoxy stickers set

Check back for more sneeky peeks between now and next week 
Happy Crafting 
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Bebunni Christmas Sneeky Peek

Hello my lovelies, I know how super excited lots of people are when we started to share the first Sneeky peeks of Bebunni Christmas the other day…It really is fantastic. 
I wanted to share with you some more design team makes from me 


This is one of the new stamps that are going to be launched and how cute is he !!! I have coloured him using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils (list is below) and I have also used the papers from the paper pads, the sentiment is also from the stamp set. 

The new Bebunni Range will be the four day deal on Create & Craft from Monday 23rd June and the range includes: 
– One twin CD-ROM
– One 6×6″ paper pad
– One A4 paper pad
– Eight A6 unmounted rubber stamp sets
– Poinsettia (which is what I have used above)
– Christmas Story
– With Love at Christmas
– Christmas Present
– Christmas Angel
– Snowy Hugs
– Rudolph
– Figgy Pudd
– Two 5×7″ embossing folders
– Snowflakes
– Sentiments
– One A4 toppers sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One A4 decoupage sheet set (2 sheet pack)
– One epoxy stickers set

I have LOTS more Bebunni Christmas samples to share with you, so check back for more sneeky peeks. 


Items used: 

Poinsettia Stamp set 
 Spectrum Noir Pens and pencils- 
DR7,6,4,CR7, BG2,3,4,FS8,CR4,LG3,CT4,IG1,2,3,4
047,056,058,117,119,112,024
Core’dinations Card 
Papers are from the A4 paperpad 
Corner Die is from Die’sire
Circle & Scalloped Dies 
Flowers and gems are from my stash. 

Happy Crafting 

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