Clearly Besotted With some Sparkle

Hey, I hope everyone had a nice weekend ? 
We did some planning for the garden and also for the remaining rooms in the house we have left to decorate, and dare I say it….Christmas ! 
Those who are on my Facebook know one of my favorite stamp companies are Clearly Besotted and their last release was, in my opinion one of their best. 
From their last release was this super cute and fun set called “Be Lucky”.
Be lucky
As soon as I saw the samples using it I knew I HAD to get it….you all know what it is like. 
My first card with the set had to be that cute unicorn.  
My original thought was to colour using my pencils, but a few people have asked about blending with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, so I thought a sparkly unicorn was too good not to do. 
In the video below I show how I blend the pens, and also how I created the whole card, which includes using the Clear Sparkle Pen with Water based markers. I have also shown a way to use Press’n Seal when Ink Blending.
I hope you enjoyed the video. I changed the video and went for a lot less text…let me know what you think, I REALLY do value your opinions.

If you want a set that is fun and easy to colour then I highly encourage you to get this one, and how could you resist the cuteness !!! 
As always I have linked all the supplies used below. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
I hope you have an amazing day & Happy crafting 

Festive Card Series #2 – Using non holiday/festive stamps

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
When I started my Youtube Channel I wanted to start a festive card series where each month I posted something I had created for the holiday season…Part 1 can be found here
Due to all the computer issues I had Part 2 has been very delayed, but as they say better late than never ! 
I think most crafters like to make their stash go further if they can, so I wanted to show that you don’t have to buy, or use festive/holiday themed stamps to create a holiday card. 
The stamp I have used is by Hero Arts and is called Kelly’s Background Star (all supplies are listed below with links) and I thought the stars worked well for a festive card. 
The sentiment is from a fab sentiment set from Hero Arts that has tons of everyday sentiments on, and again I thought it worked well for this card, it is a great sentiment if you want a general holiday card rather than a Christmas themed one, but would work just as well for a Christmas Card. 
Below is the Video of how i made the card, Enjoy. 
I hope you enjoyed the video. 
I really do encocurage you to check through your stash for items you could use for different holidays, I was surprised how many I had, it makes them so much better value for money 🙂 
  This card could also easily be used to produce a batch, and that is what I am planing on doing with them, maybe try out some different colours.
If you do create something with items that were not intended for that occasion please share them with me, I’d love to see what you create. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting 
Supplies

Spectrum Noir Colorista Blog Hop

Hey lovelies. As you know I was asked to be part of the team working on the new range from Spectrum Noir called Colorista. 
Colorista Is based around adult colouring books and there is some amazing products which I will tell you about below. 
To celebrate the new range Spectrum Noir are doing a blog hop from 23rd August (today)- 29th August. There is going to be an amazing Colorista bundle for you to win (trust me it is awesome), as well as seeing what my amazing teamies have been creating.
 If you are here from the blog hop you should have arrived here from the lovely Lori Barnett.
For those in USA Colorista Is launching on HSN on 30th August and below is the all the show details. 
 
For those outside of USA the range will be launching around September 🙂 
 I wanted to share a quick picture of one of the card kits…Yep it isn’t just for colouring books 🙂
There is several card kits and they are beautiful, they come with your cards ready to colour, inserts & envelopes. I worked with one of the foiled cards kits. 
I do have have to say sorry for the picture but I really wanted to show you the amazing foiling. 
For most of the cards I used the NEW pencils, but for the card on top I coloured completely with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and as you can see the card tock is amazing and didn’t pill or anything. 
The foiling is in gold & silver and really is beautiful. 
One of the things I think is brilliant about the range is to go along side it Spectrum Noir are offering a FREE online colouring course !! Whilst it will be based around adult colouring I highly encourage anyone to sign up, it is free and includes 8 weeks free downloadables, e-books and lots of hints & tips. 
For more info about the course just click on the image below. 
http://www.spectrumnoir.com/sign-up-for-our-free-online-coloring-course/ 
If you have any questions about the course, or once you have signed up then make sure you join us on the course chat event which can be found here
If you would like another chance to win some Colorista Goodies then click on the image below to enter our competition thats running over at Facebook. (this closes 26th August 2016)
http://a.pgtb.me/MPFRSF  
If you would like to check out some more inspiration and any of the latest news then check out all the links below: 
And finally onto the blog hop list. 
Your next stop on the list is Giovana. 
Below is a full hop list just in case you need it:
Tracey Freeman **You are here**
Thank you so much for hopping along. 
Happy Crafting 
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You’re so Lovely- Hero Arts

I hope you all had a nice weekend ? lots of crafting here with some family time so it was a great weekend for me. 
Just wanted to share with you a video where I made the below cards using Hero Arts “You’re so lovely” stamp set, along with some Shadow Inks. I also show a super simple way to create a focal point for your sentiment.

Concord & 9th- I think you’re delightful

Hey guys.  I hope you are all having a good week ? 
We have finally got all things electrical wise sorted so I am back to posting videos !! 
For those who haven’t check out my YouTube channel it can be found by clicking here or the link in the sidebar. 
It is a new channel with only a couple of videos, but now that I can edit videos again I have lots planned for it….if there is anything you would like to see a video on, then let me know 🙂 
I have after a long wait finally got my hands on a couple of Concord & 9th Stamp sets that I have been itching to get hold of, but there in the UK they kept selling out ! 
One of them is called Brushed Blossoms 
Brushed Blossom 
I fell in love with this set because it has so much in it ! It is a layering stamp set, but as I have shown below you don’t have to use it that way. I also love the brush font sentiments, and that a couple are something a bit different. 
I also managed to get hold of the Stripe Builder Set. 
Stripe Builder 
Which after using I am SO pleased I got hold of it, tons of potential with this set. 
This month is Concord & 9th’s 1st Birthday and they have had a ton of guests helping them celebrate….click here for their blog
They are also giving away $20 gift cards and sharing tons of inspiration. 
If you are on Instagram and search the above hashtag you will see some amazing projects, all using Concord & 9th’s products. 
I also just wanted to wish Greg & Angie a very happy birthday and know there will be lots more to come. 
For my card I decided to use just the base layer of the flower stamp in Brushed Blossoms, alone with my Spectrum Aqua Markers to create some dimensional stamping. 
  In the video below I show how I achieved the effect and made the overall card. 
Enjoy 🙂 
I hope you enjoyed the video. I have included the supplies list here on my below, as well as on the description on YouTube. 
The sequins I have used are no longer available, but I have linked to some alternatives from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today, If you have not checked out Concord & 9th then I highly encourage you to do so as they really are brilliant stamps & dies.  
I hope you all have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting 
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