Pick of the week Texture Folders and Stamps

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ?? 
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my recent blog posts, it really does make my day reading them. 
Crafter’s Companion have a brand new range launching as the Pick Of The Week Launching this Friday on Create & Craft TV, It is all about Texture…the folders are AMAZING, and the stamps are fantastic, and so versatile. 
Anyway I was asked to create some samples for the shows and wanted to share some with you today. 
This one is using Leaf Vein Folder with Kraft card, I have then brushed over with Distress Inks and Gilding wax. The Tag features a couple of the stamps. 

This is another using the Leaf Vein, This has Aquatints, Distress inks, Pebeo Paint and Gilding wax. 
The centre I have embossed with gold embossing powder, both the swirl and sentiment are from the new stamps. 
This one just kinda came together, it is using the Pebbles Folder, I cut it into 1.5″ squares and then coloured using Distress Inks and mounted them using Collall 3D Gluegel. 
I then cut the pennant and stamped the sentiment…from the new stamp sets and went around the edge using Distress inks. 
I hope you like them, they really are great folders and stamps. 
Make sure you check out the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page for lots of other samples from the design team. 
Happy Crafting 

Spectrum Noir January Challenge…anything goes

Morning lovelies, Brrr it is cold here today and very windy, I hope all my friends in the USA are ok after the storm there this week, and all my friends in the uk are wrapped up. 
I wanted to share my Dt challenge Card with you for the Spectrum Noir January Challenge…Theme is Anything goes so a nice and easy one 🙂 just make sure you use Spectrum Noir pens (either Aqua or Alcohol), Pencils or your Aquatints and you could win  £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir products. 
Just click on the pic below to see how to enter, and also check out the rest of the teams cards 
For my card I have used the super cute Lomasi by Wee Stamps. 
I have coloured her using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils…So much fun to colour. 
Make sure you enter the challenge, and check out the rest of DT fab creations for this challenge. 
Happy Crafting 
Items used: 
Lomasi by Wee Stamps
Pens used are- 
Skin FS2,FS4,FS8,TN3,TN4 
Hair- EB1,EB2,EB3,EB8 
Clothing etc – TN3,TN4,TN5,TN6,TN9,TB1,TB2,TB3,GT2,GT3,JG3,JG4,GB4,GB5,GB6,GB7,CR10,DR4,DR7,EB1,EB2,BGR2,BGR3,BGR4,BGR5, PL1,PL2,PL3, IG1, IG2, PP5,CT4, OR1 & Blender 
Pencils used – 091,009, 086
DP are EchoPark Happy Camper 
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card 

Jewel Simply Betty…

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all having a nice weekend ?? 
Over on Facebook there is a fab new crafting group called Passionate Paper Creations, it is a really friendly and fun group and this weekend they have teamed up with the lovely Simply Betty for a competition, Betty has drawn up a beautiful Mermaid which can be purchased here  and you need to colour her up in Jewel colours and post her on the Passionate Paper Creations group for a chance to win $15 to spend at Simply Betty Store…but just because Betty is so kind if you share your card on the Simply Betty Group  you get a chance to win two images from Betty !!! How fab is that ? 
Anyway I decided to play along, the card ended up NOTHING like i’d planned, mainly because i realised i have NO purple papers…which considering it is my favorite colour that needs sorting haahaa
Here is my card…I hope you like her 🙂

I have coloured her using my Spectrum Noirs (list below), i added some purple embossing powder along with some frantage around the edges to give it some texture…what do you think ??
I loved colouring this…really need to colour more of Betty’s images !!

If you have time why not stop by the groups and join in 🙂

Happy Crafting

Items used:
Spectrum Noir Pens-
FS2,FS4,JG2,JG4,LG5,FS8,EB3,PL1,PL2,PL3,TB1,TB2,TB3,TB4,TB5 & Blender
Spectrum Noir Pencils-
Neenah Solar White
Papers are all from my Stash
Flowers are Iamroses and my stash
Seam Binding is from Crafty Ribbons
Cheesecloth, Charm, Jewels all from my stash.

I’d like to enter this into ..
I Am Roses January challenge 


Hello lovelies, how are you all ? I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend. 
I wanted to share with you a card a made using a beautiful Saturated Canary Image called May. Krista released a fab new year bundle which can be purchased here  I instantly fell in love May and had to colour her, I also used a fab tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog by the lovely Lis about creating Shiny hair which can be found here, don’t forget we have tons of tutorials….and not just on colouring so make sure you check the blog out. 
Anyway here is my card…I hope you like it 
I went for one of my full on cards for this one…I hadn’t intended to, but hey that is often the case. She is of course coloured with my Spectrum Noirs (list below) 

Ever find something and think “I didn’t even know i had that !!” well that was the case with this charm, I am a New Orleans Saints Fan (NFL Team) and this is their logo so I decided to sneek it on the card, the beautiful ivy die you can see if by Die’sire, and the flowers as always are I Am Roses with some Distress Ink added. 
This little butterfly die is Bebunni die and i love it, the fence die is Die’sire and the beautiful papers are Michele R Designs 
I love blue, but REALLY struggle to colour with it so i am really happy with how this turned out 🙂 
I have used SN pencils for extra shading and depth on the Face, Love how they let you add that special something to your colouring. I also added some Midnight blue frantage and using silver and white pens I added some dots around her. 
So there you go, I hope you like her, she was great to colour. Make sure you check out Lis’s Tutorial 
Items used : 
Spectrum Noirs 
FS2,FS4,TN2,TN3,GB1,GB8,GB10,EB5,LG4,DG3,TB1,BGR1,BGR2,BGR3 And Blender 
Pencils used are – 002,009,004,089,074,118,070,075,079,098
Neenah Solar White 
Die’sire dies 
Papers are Michele R Designs Vintage Teal
Core’dinations card
Broken China Distress Ink.
Flowers bar the large blue on are Iamroses
Everything else is from my stash.

I’d like to enter this into the I am roses January Challenge 
Inky Chicks Anything Goes 

Happy Crafting 🙂

Sheena’s new stamps and dies

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? I know a lot of people are poorly at the moment, so sending lots of healing hugs to them. 
The lovely Sheena Douglass is back on your screens on Monday at 9am & 4pm GMT on Create & Craft with her gorgeous stamps and matching dies. 
I really cannot recommend these enough, they are fantastic quality and so versatile. 
Anyway I wanted to share a couple more of my creations  (my original post showing some of my samples can be found here) that I made using them 
This one I used my Aquatints to create the background and also colour the apples, I then added some white paint to the letters to make them pop slightly. 
I LOVE this branch die and can see it being a firm favorite, I diecut the branch and leaves from Core’dinations cardstock and then sanded back slightly and added some Pebeo Gilding wax. The background is Aquatints and how perfect is this sentiment stamp ? 
How cute is this fella ? this shows how detailed Sheena goes with her stamps, I love that you don’t have to colour them to create a really beautiful card. 

Loved colouring this stamp, of course I have used my Spectrum Noirs to colour this and i then used the matching die set to create the border…the embossing detail on this dies are perfect. 
So there you go, I hope you liked my samples, make sure you check out the shows, or why not head on over to the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page or Sheena’s Facebook page to check out more gorgeous samples and for more info. 
Happy Crafting