Month: August 2014

Vintage Christmas

Morning lovelies, phew it has been a busy week here ! 
As many of you know we live in an extremely old house, this house has had our blood sweat and tears poured into it but we have made the very hard decision to move, I have Fibromyalgia and arthritis along with other conditions and sadly my body cannot take living in a cold damp house with steep stairs anymore. 
Fingers crossed we may have found the perfect house so we have begun the huge task of sorting out this house….for two people we have the amount of stuff a family of 5, and then we also have all the furbabies to move too….this is going to be a very stressful move ! So please bare with me πŸ™‚ 
Anyway now onto my recent card…I am sure most of you have seen the fantastic Vintage Christmas Range from Crafter’s Companion…If not you NEED to check this range out, The CD ROM is amazing, not only does it have tons of gorgeous papers, embellishments, sentiments etc but also some lovely digi stamps and today’s card i have done a simple card using one of the papers and digi stamps from the CD ROM 
I have coloured the image with my Spectrum Noirs (list below) and used Neenah Desert Storm which is perfect for vintage feel. 
The backing paper is from the CD ROM and i made the card blank using Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card , I then distressed all the edges and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink, the twine and button are from my stash and i added some Frantage around the image…I hope you like it πŸ™‚ If you can I highly recommend the embossing folders in this range too, they are fantastic and all my christmas cards will be made using them πŸ™‚ 
Items used : 
Spectrum Noirs- 
DR7,DR6,CR8,CR9,IG4,TN6,GB6,GB5,CT4,CT3,CT2,CT1,DG4,DG3,JG4,JG5 & Blender pen 
Gold pen for the ribbon 
Shabby White Frantage 
Red card is from Papermilldirect 
Twine & button from my stash 
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Visible Image Go Where Your Dreams Take You

Morning lovelies, I hope you all had a lovely weekend ? It is Bank Holiday here in the uk so i hope everyone will have a lovely day. 
Anyway with it being Monday that means Visible Image day from me. I have used one of the newest stamps from the fab INKognito range and also my trusted Grunge Florish
I used Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress inks and water to create the background and then stamped part of  Grunge Florish around some of the card, I then stamped Go Where Your Dreams Take You stamp in the center, then to make it pop i used some white paint and highlighted the stamps. 
I hope you like it πŸ™‚ 
Don’t forget the current challenge is Anything goes and you can enter via the blog or via the Facebook Group, just make sure you use a Visible Image Stamp and you could win Β£20 to spend in the shop !! 
Happy Crafting
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Treasured Times Spanish Dancer

Morning lovelies, i hope you are all having a lovely weekend ? 
I wanted to say a huge thank you for everyone who stops by and leaves comments, it really does mean so much, and also those of you who are on my Facebook and who have been a huge support to me this last week…I am very blessed xxx
Anyway onto my latest card for Treasured Times Rubber Stamps
, it is the gorgeous Spanish Dancer By Tracy Malnofski and can be purchased here, it comes with two sentiments. 
It was so much fun to colour. 
I went for pinks reds and blacks, but i think she would look great in lots of other colours. 
I have coloured her using my Spectrum Noir Pens (list below)
I hope you all like what i did with her….don’t forget we LOVE to see what you created with Treasured Times Stamps, so make sure you share with us on our Facebook Group or why not join in our challenge which is Anything goes. 
Items used: 
Spectrum Noir Pens- 
Skin- FS4,FS8,TN3 
Hair- True Black, BG4,IG9 
Dress-True Black, IG9,IG7,IG6,IG5,DR5,CR5,CR4,CR6,CR8,CR9,CR10,CR11,DR1,DR7,DR6OR1,OR2,OR3,PP2,PP4 & PP5 
Papers are Basic Grey Out Of Print 
Red Paper is from Papermilldirect 
Black Card Is from Crafter’s Companion 
Net, Sequins & Gems are all from my stash. 
Happy Crafting πŸ™‚   
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Lilly Mae Kite Flying

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all having a good week ? 
A huge thank you to everyone who takes the time to stop by and say hello, it really does make my day reading all your lovely comments and visiting all your amazing blogs. 
I wanted to share my latest make with you today.
 I have used the beautiful Lilly Mae Kite Flying from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and I have coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pencils & Pens (colours below) 
I love this image and it was one of those I had no plan for it i just coloured and went with it…love doing that. 
I hope you like it πŸ™‚ 
Have a wonderful day whatever you are doing 
Items used: 
Spectrum Noir Pencils-
003,004,005,008,015,024,031,033,047,056,058,088,089,095,112,117,119 
Spectrum Noir Pens- 
TB1, BGR2, BGR3 & Blender 
Papers are Prima FairyBelle 
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card 
Circle Sentiment is LOTV 
Lace, Ribbon & Large Rose are all from my stash 
Other Flowers are all from Iamroses 
Corner Florish is from Globecraft & Piccolo. 
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Visible Image You only live once….

Morning Lovelies, 
I hope you all had a nice weekend with lots of crafting ? 
I wanted to share with you my latest DT make for Visible image 
 I have used the flowers from the following More Than Words sets- 
I have used the following stamps for this card: 
I created the background using Dylusions ink sprays and then stamped once dry, i then added some frantage and distressed the edges. 

Don’t forget the current challenge is Anything goes and you can enter via the blog or via the Facebook Group, just make sure you use a Visible Image Stamp and you could win Β£20 to spend in the shop !! 
Happy Crafting 
x  
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Spectrum Noir August Challenge Nature/landscapes

Morning lovelies, the weekend is here YAY ! I have lots of crafting planned, including playing with some new unreleased products….. 
But today i wanted to share my design team make for the current Spectrum Noir Challenge (click on the banner to enter) You need to use Spectrum Noir Pens or Pencils and could win Β£30/$30 Of Spectrum Noir products !! 
Here is my design team card for the challenge 
I have used Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Poppies & Daisies set and then i set myself the task of using just 3 pencils and to go for a soft almost watercoloured look…I am really pleased with how it turned out. 
I hope to see you enter the challenge, i love this theme, especially for this time of year πŸ™‚ 
Items used:
Spectrum Noir Pencils   – 024,059 & 065
Happy Crafting 
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Heartfelt Love

Afternoon lovelies, hope you are all ok and looking forward to the weekend πŸ™‚ 
I wanted to share my latest card with you today. I have used Tiddly Inks Wryn – Heartfelt love and coloured her using just my Ice Grey Spectrum Noirs with a tiny bit of red. 
What do you think…
I have had this idea for a while after looking through the Tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir blog and knew this would be the perfect image for it. I wanted to keep the rest of the card nice and simple because i think this image really doesn’t need much else with it, so all I have done is added some ribbon and wood hearts which I coloured using my Spectrum’s. 
I hope you like it πŸ™‚ 
Items used:
Spectrum Noirs- 
IG1,IG2,IG3,IG4,IG5,IG7,IG9
CR8,DR6,DR7
GG1,GG2,GG3
Blender 
Papers- My Minds Eye Rosy 
Red is from Papermill Direct 
Hearts are from Globecraft & Piccolo 
Ribbon is from my stash. 
Have a lovely weekend everyone, and happy crafting 
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Crafter’s Companion Snowman, Snowdog & Father Christmas 4 day deal Sneak peek

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all ok ? 
Next week the lovely Sara will be bringing you an AMAZING 4 day deal on Create and Craft…I can’t tell you too much but any Snowman, Snowdog & Father Christmas fans you NEED to watch. 
Part of the deal is a fab CD Rom  & Stamps and today I wanted to share with you some of my design team samples I have made. 
This card is done using Embossalicious Vintage Christmas collection 6×6 vintage decorations embossing folder, I have rubbed some gilding wax over the embossing to bring the embossed details out and then the Father Christmas’s are from Father Christmas Stamp Set and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs (colours below) I then just added some Twine and the sentiment is also from the same stamp set.
On the CD Rom is a section for decorations, and I thought this image screamed vintage so I printed it onto Kraft Card and then added some twine for hanging and some distress ink….it is such a beautiful image i didn’t think it needed much doing to it.  

Also on the CD Rom is Christmas Wreaths….I am not the worlds greatest at cutting out, but have to say i really enjoyed doing this. I printed it all onto Kraft Card and then the berries i coloured with DR2 and DR3 Spectrum Noir Markers. I then added a Silk crush ribbon bow, a poinsettia flower and some heather. 
What you need to know…
The Four Day Deal will start On Create & Craft 8am GMT Monday 18th August, further shows are then on at the following times 
Monday – 1pm GMT & 7pm GMT 
Tuesday – 9pm & 4pm GMT 
Wednesday – 2pm & 7pm GMT 
Thursday – 1pm & 5pm GMT 
The shows will include – 
CD Roms 
An AMAZING paper crafting kit 
Stamps 
Items used- 
Father Christmas CD Rom 
Core’Dinations Card
Spectrum Noirs – 
FS2,FS4,FS6,FS9,TN2,GB4,GB6,BGR2,DR6,DR7,CR8,IG1,IG2,IG3,BG5 & Blender 
Make sure you check back for more samples from me, also check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page  & Crafter’s Companion Blog for some of the fab samples from the rest of the design team. 
Psssttt….make sure you also check out Sara Davies Facebook Page  for a brilliant chance to win over Β£100 worth of Snowman goodies
Happy Crafting 
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Visible Image ATC’s

Morning Lovelies, 
I am a bit late with my post this morning, the weekends weather has been causing lots of problems with internet here. I do hope you are all safe. 
Anyway on to my post for Visible Image. 
This week i decided to make some ATC’s 
 I have used the flowers from the following More Than Words sets- 
The background i have used Bronte Script and stamped without a stamping block to give a different effect. I have then used  chalkboard paint and Dylusions. The edges were done using Grunge Florish stamp
I really enjoyed doing this and it was so fun to do something different. 
Don’t forget the current challenge is Anything goes and you can enter via the blog or via the Facebook Group, just make sure you use a Visible Image Stamp and you could win Β£20 to spend in the shop !! 
Happy Crafting 
x  
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Treasured Times Stamps

Hello Lovelies, i hope you are all well ? 
 Today I wanted to share with you today my Treasured Times Design Team card. 
I have used the cute Emo Elenora’s Sunflower which is designed by Jehanne Silva-Freimane. 
 I have coloured her using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils : 
FS1,FS2,FS4,FS8,FS9,TN2,TN1
GB1,TN2,094,LY1,GB3,GB5,GB6,EB1,EB3,EB5,TB1,074,070,069,IG1,LG5,LG3,DG2
The papers are Adrienne Looman Citrus Squeeze. 
The Kraft card is Crafter’s Companion and the flowers are all from Iamroses. 
Don’t forget to check out our current challenge and also head on over to the Facebook Group
Happy Crafting 
x  
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