Month: June 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo Vintage Gears Mini Canvas

Morning lovelies
This week I wanted to share with a mini canvas that I made for Globecraft & Piccolo 

The canvas was made by using a variety of Distress inks as a base and then taking 3 of the gears from Vintage Gears set and using them as a mask I sprayed over them with Dylusion Ink Sprays…I found it was slightly too bright so I then went over the whole canvas with Vintage Photo Distress ink to darken it, I then randomly stamped the script stamp from Visible Image Revolution set and added some Vintage black Embossing Enamel
Because I used the gears as a mask they were coloured from the dylusions so I added just a rough layer of Vintage black Embossing Enamel over each one, allowing some of the colour underneath to show through. 
Really happy with how this turned out, I love using the piccolos as masks. 
Items used: 
Distress inks – Tea Dye & Vintage Photo
Dylusions sprays – Crushed Grape, Dirty Martini, White Linen & Vibrant Turquoise 
Mini Canvas. 
Happy Crafting 
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Scruffy Little Cat

Morning my lovelies, I have a fab sneeky peek for you today. 
TONIGHT at 9PM GMT the lovely Leann Chivers will be launching a totally fab Pick of the day on Ideal World / Create & Craft, it will be a Spectrum Noir/Scruffy Little Cat Pick of the day….and are you going to love the new Scruffy Little Cat Stamps ! 

Today I want to share with you the super sexy Nicola



I loved colouring Nicola, I have used my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils
The Sentiment is from the Nicola Stamp Set and i have just used some papers from my stash. 
The corner Dies are from Die’sire and are probably my favorite die ! 
I just added a bow and of course some bling ! 

Ideal world
Tuesday 17th June -9pm & 11pm 
Wednesday 18th June- 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm 

Create & Craft 
Wednesday 18th June – 12pm, 3pm & 5pm 
All times are GMT 

Items used-
Nicola coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils- 
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
086,094,049,046,120,119,117,112,041,036,035,029,061,052
Die’sire corner dies
Crafter’s companion Matt Black Card 

I cannot wait for you to see what the rest of design team have been creating, make sure to check out the shows. 
Happy Crafting 
x

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My writing process blog tour

Hello my lovelies, i was very lucky to be recently featured on the lovely Sharon Callis’s blog as part of the My Writing process blog tour…Sharon is super talented so please make sure you stop by and show her some love. I wanted to continue the tour and have picked 3 of my lovely friends who all inspire me with their amazing work, Shary Nettleship,Stacey Schofield & Rita Edwards You can find out a little bit about them all at the end of this post. 

1. What am I working on?
Believe it or not Christmas crafting. & also some mixed media projects. We are also going to be redecorating soon, so i am trying to get colours together and going to be working on some canvases and upcycling for around the house. 


2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Hmmm not sure on this one, I guess not much. But I know I am very lucky as I have worked with some brilliant crafters and companies. I am on the design team for Crafter’s Companion UK, Visible Image Stamps & I am one of the  Design Team Coordinators for All Dressed Up stamps, all 3 companies have different styles and i love that because my crafting style varies so much from cute to the more darker grunge side and i get to do all the styles i love within the teams I am on. 


3. Why do I write what I do?

I tend to stick to just sharing my crafty projects…in fact mainly just my cards, but i always do say i need to start sharing my other projects. I was a very shy blogger until recently. I would like to start doing more product reviews and tutorials.


4. How does my writing process work?

I try to keep my blog posts short, but with as much information as possible, i know what it is like to visit a blog and see a item and wonder who made it, or what it is even called, so i try to at least name what the items i use are, and also provide links when possible. 
One thing i would love to improve is my photographs, especially for my work that features hand coloured images. 

Now for a little bit about the 3 fellow crafters and bloggers i asked to join in 🙂 


Sharon Nettleship

Sharon has been crafting for a very long time now , as a little girl she used to like drawing and colouring
 characters from story books. 
As she got older she spent time on knitting, sewing and cross stitch.12 years ago
 she went into a tiny craft shop and bought a very basic cardmaking set and it all went on from there.
She now likes cardmaking 
using stamps and digi images for her cards and colouring them with copics or spectrum noirs. 
She also enjoys making 3D projects and cardmaking with her Silhouette Cameo and more recently
with her Cricut Explore.
Sharon has been on several design teams over the years but recently decided to step down from them and concentrate more onmaking her 3D projects and cards. 
She also enjoys Project Life and has completed several albums.
Although Sharon gets lots of time to craft with all four kids at Uni or school she looks forward to 
spending time with her husband, kids and dog Milly.
 Having recently moved to a new area they all enjoy going on walks to explore the woods and
 countryside in the area.


Stacey Schofield

Stacey is 35 and married with two kids, Anna 13 and Liam 11. She from Barnsley in South Yorkshire, UK. Stacey works full time on a popular bingo website as a chat room moderator which she has done for the last 8 years. 
When Stacey is not working she can be found crafting. Stacey started crafting when her mum gave her daughter some cardmaking things and it was coming up to her nieces birthday. Stacey decided to ‘have a go’ and the rest,as they say, is history. That was in July 2011 and in the past 3 years Stacey has met some amazing crafters who she now considers friends. Stacey started off using toppers for her cards then moved onto CD crafting, then stamping and now her main love is digi stamping and colouring with copics.



Rita Edwards

Rita has loved coloring and everything crafty as long as she can remember,Rita used to color for hours with Her grandma… And for years now, she has been a graphic designer. 
In 2012, Rita got introduced to Operation Write Home (OWH) cards by her best friend who, at the time, was deployed overseas. So Rita started creating cards. Shortly afterwards, another sweet friend of Ritas introduced her to the fantastic Copic markers and on August 9th, 2013, Rita bought Her very first set of Copic markers, have been coloring ever since.
Rita’s designer life really started to change in November of 2013! She completed and received her Copic Certified Designer certificate. Later in the month, got invited to join her very first design team and, the same exact day, was also invited to become the new colorist for the lovely Scrappers Delight images. Then on her birthday, she joined the wonderful Milk N Coffee Design Team member! 
The amazing announcement in February 2014 made Rita’s wildest dreams come true: Rita is so happy to be part of the first ever Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team!
The very first artist Rita ever noticed and have been admiring ever since is Alyce from Kit and Clowder and guess what? Yes, she invited Rita to her very first Design Team just this March! The Kit and Clowder Online Coloring Community is simply one of the most creative, talented, fun and extremely supportive group Rita has ever been involved in. Any time you’d like to take coloring classes, please remember that her friend Alyce offers the most incredible classes, tutorials, challenges and everything to help you achieve improvement in your coloring technique at Kit and Clowder Online Coloring Community.
Whilst Rita likes many illustrators’ work, there are a handful that I truly love! All Dressed Up Digital Stamps is certainly one of her truly admired favorites and so very happy to be invited to their Design Team, will be working with so many talented ladies! Life is good!
You can also see my Facebook page here: Rita Edwards Design or contact me via email: rbruns1@aol.com.And I hope you’ll visit my Etsy Store as well: Rita Edwards Design Etsy

A huge thank you to Sharon for including me on the tour, and also to Shary, Rita & Stacey 🙂 x

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Scruffy Little Cat Sneeky Peek

Afternoon my lovelies, I have a fab sneeky peek for you today. 
Tomorrow Tuesday 17th June at 9PM GMT the lovely Leann Chivers will be launching a totally fab Pick of the day on Ideal World / Create & Craft, it will be a Spectrum Noir/Scruffy Little Cat Pick of the day….and are you going to love the new Scruffy Little Cat Stamps ! 

I wanted to share with you today the beautiful Aamira 


Totally different for me as i have never coloured darker skin tone before, and i normally add a more subtle shading around the edges…but i decided to go all out, she is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils (list below) and one of the backing papers from the CD Rom (the other is from my stash), the embossing folder is from the Scruffly Little Cat Range and i have added the gems. 

There will be four new Scruffly Little Cat Stamps launched and I know people are going to LOVE them. 
Show times are- 
Ideal world
Tuesday 17th June -9pm & 11pm 
Wednesday 18th June- 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm 

Create & Craft 
Wednesday 18th June – 12pm, 3pm & 5pm 
All times are GMT 

Items used-
Aamira Stamp set 
Spectrum Noir Pens-
GB2,TN5,TN4,TN2,LVI1,LV2,LV3,CT4,BT2,BT3,BT4,BT5. 
Spectrum Noir Pencils- 
079,081,080,082,078,093,017,010
Scruffy little cat  Embossing folder 
8×8 card base 


I will be posting some more Sneek Peeks, but make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page for lots of sneek peeks from the rest of the Design team. 
Happy Crafting 

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Bebunni Christmas ….sneeky peek :)

Morning my lovelies, all these posts in one day from me ! But I had to post this because i am so super excited….From Monday 23rd June the four day deal on Create & Craft will be the ever so cute Bebunni Christmas !! anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Christmas so i had so much fun working on this and will have lots of sneeky peeks for you, my first one is a mini card set I made using the mini toppers included on the topper sheet 
This is a box  that holds the mini cards and i embossed it using one of the new embossing folders from the range
Mini card 1- I have used papers from the 6×6 paper pad and the topper and sentiment are from the topper sheet, I embossed some Kraft card and used Festive Berries Distress ink. 
Mini card 2- I have used topper from the topper sheet and embossing folder from the range, again distress ink over the top and some ribbon from my stash. 
Mini card 3- The papers are from the 6×6 pad and i have used topper and sentiment from the topper sheet, I then used some centura pearl card hint of silver and coloured it with DR7 Spectrum Noir for mat and layering, i then finished off with a bow. 
Mini card 4- I have used topper from the topper sheet and papers are from the 6×6 pad, i embossed a panel of centura pearl hint of silver with one of the new embossing folders. 
This shows them in the box, i love this idea and will be doing it for us this christmas, they are so handy
This range really is so cute ! and there is something for everyone. 
Included in the range is : 
– 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

I have lots more things to show you that i have created, and the design team have made some totally amazing samples ! make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page for more sneeky peeks and info. 
Happy Crafting 
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Visible image….Immortal

Morning me lovelies, No you are not seeing things my posting day for Visible image is now a Monday instead of Saturday. 
Have you all seen the amazing new stamps that were launched on Saturday ? 
For those that haven’t you can check them out here 
I have made a card using one of the horses from the set along with the script and one of the sentiments from Edward is immortal set
I had this pictured in my head and it turned out just how i wanted it too, so I was really happy. 
Don’t forget the current challenge which can be found here , the current theme is Man oh Man and you can win ÂŁ20 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:
Tea Dye Distress ink 
Black and Gold Frantage 
Crafter’s Companion Mat Black Card 
Neenah Solar Card 
5×5 Deckle edge cards blank. 
Adirondack Ink pad 
Happy Crafting 
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Scruffy Little Cat Sneeky peek

Morning  my lovelies, I have a fab sneeky peek for you today. 
Next Tuesday 17th June at 9PM GMT the lovely Leann Chivers will be launching a totally fab Pick of the day on Ideal World / Create & Craft, it will be a Spectrum Noir/Scruffy Little Cat Pick of the day….and are you going to love the new Scruffy Little Cat Stamps ! 

I wanted to share with you today the sassy Jessica (shhh she is my favorite) 


I am so in love with this image, i think she is just fantastic ! 
I have coloured her with my Spectrum Noir pens & pencils (list is below) and the papers are from the Scruffy Little Cat CD ROM, The Sentiment is part of the stamp set, I distressed the edges and added some distress ink, the lasso was made from button twine i also added some cheesecloth, the card is  Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card and Matt Black card. 

There will be four new Scruffly Little Cat Stamps launched and I know people are going to LOVE them. 
Show times are- 
Ideal world
Tuesday 17th June -9pm & 11pm 
Wednesday 18th June- 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm 

Create & Craft 
Wednesday 18th June – 12pm, 3pm & 5pm 
All times are GMT

Items used: 
Spectrum Noir pens-
FS4,TN2,TN3,TN4,GB2,GB10,EB5,TN5,TN7,TN8,CG1,LVI,LV2,CT4,CT2,CT1,TB1,TB2 & BLENDER 
Spectrum Noir Pencils-
110,102,047,058,056,095,091,089,117,112
Crafter’s Companion Kraft card and black card
Papers from CD Rom 
Distress ink
Twine, button and cheesecloth
Collall Glue and red liner tape


Make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page for lots of sneek peeks from the rest of the Design team. 
Happy Crafting 

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All Dressed Up Challenge and Birthday Blog Hop



Hi Dressies, Welcome to our surprise birthday blog hop and challenge.
Today is the very talented Wendy’s birthday, for those who don’t know Wendy is the owner and artist behind All Dressed Up.
All the team would like to wish Wendy a very happy birthday and thank her for her amazing images, and for everything she does.
We normally have our new challenge on the 15th, but as today is Wendy’s birthday we wanted to do a surprise birthday blog hop, along with our challenge.
Firstly the challenge, the challenge theme is Anything goes as long as it features one of our images or digital papers. Here is my card for the challenge


I have used one of the Love To shop Girls  which has been coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils, the ppapers are from Nitwits and the embossing folder is from Embossilicious.  
This is such an easy theme and we cannot wait to see all your fantastic entries, the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the Store
Onto the blog hop, below is a list of the dressy girls for you to hop around….we have a very big team here so you have until  1st July midnight GMT to hop round them all.
At the end of the hop two random Dressy Girls will pick someone who has visited and commented on their hop card to receive 2 images of their choice from the Store
Happy hopping

Tracy *You are here*
The winners of the hop and challenge will be announced on 3rd July  on the blog.
**PLEASE NOTE ANY ENTRIES NOT USING AN ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE OR PAPER WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CHALLENGE**
The challenge and hop run until Midnight GMT 1st July
We cannot wait to see all your creations, why not stop by our Facebook Group and share them there too.
Happy Crafting
The All Dressed Up Team 
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Visible Image NEW Stamp alert !

Morning my lovelies, firstly i am really sorry for not being around much lately my health has been rubbish and we have had lots going on at home which has needed my attention. But …..today is super exciting as Visible Image have launched some new stamps !! I have been excited about these since Helen and Mark started teasing the design team with sneeky peeks of them. And today they are finally release ! 
Let me present ….Revolution
The set is on sale NOW and can be purchased here. I cannot tell you enough how much you need these set it really is fantastic. Here is some of my samples i have made with the set. 

I really did have so much fun with these, the rest of the team have created some totally AMAZING samples, make sure you check out the Visible Image Blog for all the samples. 
These would be perfect for the current challenge which can be found  here , the current theme is Man oh Man and you can win ÂŁ20 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) 
Happy Crafting 🙂 x 

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Scruffy Little Cat & Spectrum Noir Pick of the day Sneeky Peek

Afternoon my lovelies, I have a fab sneeky peek for you today. 
Next Tuesday 17th June at 9PM GMT the lovely Leann Chivers will be launching a totally fab Pick of the day on Ideal World / Create & Craft, it will be a Spectrum Noir/Scruffy Little Cat Pick of the day….and are you going to love the new Scruffy Little Cat Stamps ! 

I wanted to share with you today the beautiful Hayley

With it being summer i went for bright summer colours. 
I have coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pens (list below) and the papers are all from the Scruffy Little Cat CD Rom that was previously launched on Create and Craft. I double mat and layered Core’dinations card and also added some glitter….well it would be rude not to. 
There will be four new Scruffly Little Cat Stamps launched and I know people are going to LOVE them. 
Show times are- 
Ideal world
Tuesday 17th June -9pm & 11pm 
Wednesday 18th June- 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm 

Create & Craft 
Wednesday 18th June – 12pm, 3pm & 5pm 
All times are GMT 

Items used-
Hayley Stamp set for image and Sentiment 
Spectrum Noir pens used are- 
FS4,TN2,TN3,EB1,TN1
PP3,CR4,PP5,CR6,PP2,CT1,CT2,CT4,GB3,GB4,IG9,IG7,IG5,IG4,LY1 & Blender

I will be posting some more Sneek Peeks, but make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page for lots of sneek peeks from the rest of the Design team. 
Happy Crafting 
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