Month: April 2015

You’re a star !!!

Hello lovelies, Hope you are all well ? 
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last blog post, you guys are all fab ! 
Something slightly different today, I wanted to play around with a lovely stencil and some lazer cuts from That Craft Place. So I got my Gesso and Spectrum Noir AquaTints out…….
 What do you think ? I used Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card as a base and then mixed my Aquatints from the Bright and Beautiful Set with Gesso and sponged through the stencil, I then took 3 of the Lazer cut stars and gave them two rough coats. 
The sentiment is computer generated. Once everything was dried I glued it all in place using Collal 3D and Tacky Glue and it was done….really enjoyed making this one and love how colouring the Gesso came out !! 
Make sure you check out That Craft Place, the lovely Lisa and Danny are always really helpful πŸ™‚ 
Also i highly encourage anyone with the Aquatints to have a play around with them, your fingers by get inky but it will be fun πŸ™‚ 
Happy Crafting 

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May the memories of today last a lifetime…

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all ok and having lots of crafting time πŸ™‚ 
Thank you for all popping by and commenting on my last few posts, it always makes me smile. 
I wanted to share my lastest card for Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration DT. 
Crafter’s Companion offer a free download every month in their Inspire Club area (totally free to join) and they are always such lovely papers and embellishments. 
The April one is utterly gorgeous and I had to use it as soon as I saw it. 
What do you think ? The papers are beautiful aren’t they. 
I have used some of my Die’sire dies (list and links below) and the Sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimental Range. 
I have added some Distress Ink around all the edges and some Cheesecloth and Seam Binding to finish. 
Make sure you head on over to the Crafter’s Companion website to grab your download, and make sure you share your makes with us on the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page.
Items used 

https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/register?referer=%2Fmembers   
Click above to join Club Inspire
Happy Crafting 
x  
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Clearly Besotted

Morning lovelies, I hope you all had a lovely weekend πŸ™‚ 
Thank you for all stopping by and leaving such lovely comments on my last few blog posts.
I seem to be a on CAS thing at the moment, so many fantastic stamps out that just lend their way to CAS, and I am besotted with Clearly Besotted stamps (see what I did there ) for CAS. 
A friend of mine knows how much I love Clearly Besotted and recently sent me this stamp set πŸ™‚ and I decided to use a fab tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog about Stamping with your Spectrum Aqua’s which can be found here. I stamped the jar and then masked the sweets off as I stamped them. 
The embossed panel is some Core’dinations cardstock embossed using the free embossing folder that you get with the latest Crafter’s Companion Inspiration Magazine   I added some twine around the Jar and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to colour the base and lid, I then 3D Mounted it and added the sequins and stamped the sentiment (which is also from the same set) 
Make sure you check out the tutorial, it is a really great one, and gives you something else to try your Aqua markers with πŸ™‚ 
Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting 
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You have the Potential to make beautiful things…

Morning lovelies, Hope you are all having a nice weekend ? It seems that I haven’t stopped all weekend and yet have got very little done…do you ever get days like that ? 
A huge thank you for all your recent lovely comments, they really do mean a lot and always make me smile πŸ™‚ 
A little bit of news…I was asked a little while ago if I would like to join the Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration Team, this is a HUGE honor and it an amazingly talented team and i was very shocked to be asked, at the time I had some stuff going on and asked if I could join in April, very luckily they said that was fine and today is my first official blog post for them. 
I have used my Spectrum Noir Aquatints in Perfectly Primary on Crafter’s Companion Watercolour Card to create the background. I then used Die’sire Sentimentals Wildflower stamp set , I used the main stamp along the bottom but wanted a kinda distressed look to it so I inked it up and then stamped the excess off onto some scrap card and then stamped onto the card, I then stamped the sentiment which is from the same set. 
The little dandelion seeds are part of the large stamp, I inked them up and tried to create the swirl of them blowing around…hope that worked ?! 
I then added some Stampendous Fran-tage in Shabby White and heat set and around the edge I used some Pebeo Gilding wax
I then mounted it only some Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card and created a card blank using Centura Pearl Hint Of Gold and it was done. 
I hope you like it, It was a nice relaxing card to do. 
Items used- 
     
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting 
x  
  
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Spectrum Noir April Challenge…Use a Die

Morning lovelies, Hope you are all ok ? 
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented on my last post πŸ™‚ 
It is a new month which means new challenge time at Spectrum Noir and this months challenge theme is super easy…Use a Die…how easy is that !! Just remember that you have to also use a Spectrum Noir medium also. 
All the challenge details can be found by clicking below. 
Here is my DT card for the challenge…
I have been dying to colour this image up for ages now, it is by C.C Designs and is just too cute !! 
I have used my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils (list below). I created the sentiment on computer and then cie cut it out and added some faux stitching. I then took some Core’dinations and die cut a circle and 3D mounted it over some paper. 
Nice and simple, but then i think this image needs to be the main focal point πŸ™‚ 
Make sure you check out the challenge πŸ™‚ 
Items used: 
Image is PBNJ from C.C Designs
Spectrum Noir Colours- 
Hair- EB2,EB3,EB8
Skin-FS1,FS2,FS4 &089 
Peanut and Jar-GB1,GB9,GB7 
Reds- CR10,DR3,DR5,DR7 
Shoes-110 & 102 
Can’t wait to see what you create for the challenge πŸ™‚ 
Happy Crafting 
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Crafter’s Companion Kimono Range

Hello Lovelies, Me again πŸ™‚ 
Two blog posts in a day from me !! this never happens ! haaha 
Anyway I am so excited to share the newest release from Crafter’s Companion 
It is called Kimono and is by artist Marilyn Robertson. I really cannot explain just how beautiful this range is. 
The range includes: 
Rubber Stamps 
Embossing Folders 
CD Rom 
Range of Dies. 
The range will be  4 Day Deal on Create and Craft from Monday 13th April and I will share show times as soon as I have them πŸ™‚ 
Here is some of my DT makes 
I am so in love with this range and these dies and folders are my favorite. 

I have coloured this one with Spectrum Aqua’s…how beautiful are the butterfly dies ? 

For this one I went slightly different colours. I rubber Black Soot inkpad over the embossing folder and then embossed the card, I have then used Pebeo Gilding wax around the edges and over the fan. 
I have also coloured this lovely lady using Spectrum Aqua’s 
I hope you like them, I will be sharing a couple more with you soon. 
Make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page for more info and creations from the Design Team 
Happy Crafting 
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New Sheena Douglass Release….

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend…I cannot believe it is Thursday already !!! Who stole the week ?? 
Thank you for everyone stopping by, it always makes me smile reading all your comments. 
Now I know I have a lot of Sheena Douglass fans on my blog list who will be excited about this….Sheena is launching some fab new stamps this weekend on Create & Craft !! 
There is 6 in total and they are gorgeous ! Sheena Will also be launching some new paints by Pebeo and I have to say you need them ! I am totally in love with them, they are call Pebeo Dyna and are the most fantastic colours with amazing shimmer to them. 
Anyway being a lucky inkoid I got to play with the paints and stamps and wanted to share some of my makes with them. 
 This one I decorated a notebook with the paints (told you they was lush) and then I used one of the new stamps and sponged over and stamped onto Crafter’s Companion Black card. 
I love this stamp, I coloured some Sheena Stamping card with Broken China Distress ink and then stamped the image, Using the new paints I just added some colour…The sand is a lovely golden colour I just couldn’t get a good enough picture of it πŸ™ I then finished off with some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges. 
The Embossing Folder is by Sheena from her Taste Of India range.

I had fun doing this one πŸ™‚ I painted some Crafter’s Companion Black Card using the Green Blue paint and then using one of Sheena Stencils (link is below) I sponged through using the Gold and Orange paint. I coloured the stamp using my Spectrum Noir Pens and then cut out to fit the die cut circle which I also painted with the Green Blue paint. I then Embossed the sentiment and 3D mounted onto the background. 
I hope you like what I created, These stamps and paints are a total must (I know i will be buying the ones I don’t have !!) 
You can catch Sheena on Create and Craft on 
Saturday 11th April at 9am, 12pm and 6pm all GMT 
Sunday 12th April at 11am, 2pm and 7pm 
The rest of the inkoids have created some AMAZING samples so make sure you check it out. 
Items used: 
Laguna Stamps 
Pebeo Dyna Paints 
Sand CR1,CR2 & CR3 
Bottle IB1, IB2, EB1 & EB2 
Happy Crafting 
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Time for Tea

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend ? 
It has been very rainy and chilly here, but as i type the sun is streaming through the window. 
The Time for Tea design team have been busy creating some amazing cards for this months new release, and the lovely Jo has decided to have an Easter sale with 30% off !!! 
Make sure you head on over to shop to grab your images, just click the pic above and it will take you straight there. 
And here is my DT card using one of this months new releases….
I have used Vet Girl  as I just couldn’t resist those little cut furbabies. 
she is of course coloured with my Spectrum Noirs. The sentiment is from Jellibean Soup. 
I went for a CAS card as I thought this image really didn’t need anything else adding to it. 
The rest of the DT have made some AMAZING creations please make sure you check out the Time for Tea blog to see all their fab work and keep up with all the latest releases and offers πŸ™‚ 
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy crafting 
x  
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