Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #412 A Bit ‘O Green

 

Hiya lovelies, I do hope you are all having an amazing week. It is Wednesday which means new Challenge time over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

 This week our challenge theme is 

A Bit O’ Green

This week we are showcasing Taylored Expressions You don’t have to use them to join in, but we would love to see what you create with them. 

As always when you enter the challenge you have a chance to win $50 to spend on the Simon Says Stamp Store. 

I love llamas and used to actually have two so when I saw this set I just knew I had to use it for this challenge.

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Spectrum Noir March Challenge

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all having a nice week ? As you may have noticed I finally made the switch from Blogger to WordPress, My old blog is set up to redirect here….if that isn’t happening then please let me know.

I wanted to share with you today my card for this months challenge over at Spectrum Noir.

The theme is to follow a sketch In order to be eligible to win a prize you need to follow the theme, or you can submit an anything goes project and although you won’t be eligible to win the £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir goodies you will still be eligible for Top Card honours.

The sketch this month was created by me and is a nice and easy one to follow.

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Clearly Besotted Just Hatched…

Hiya ! I hope you are all well and had a nice weekend ? Happy Spring !! 
Sorry for not being about much over the last week. 
I wanted to share a card today that I created using one of the new releases from Clearly Besotted Stamps and also the new Aquablend pencils from Spectrum Noir. 
For those who haven’t heard of Clearly Besotted then I highly recommend them, Stephanie and the team are amazing and the stamps always stamp perfectly and range from seriously cute to some beautiful florals, and they also have matching dies for a lot of their sets. You can buy directly from Clearly Besotted on the link above, and I know in USA Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hudson both sell them. 
The Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils….Oh my !!! Now yes i am on the Spectrum Noir design team, but i will always be honest and I have to say I am in love with these pencils. My first colouring medium was watercolour so it is something I always have a huge soft spot for and these are perfect, they blend beautifully and come in a range of lovely colours and are really nice and bright too. 
I finally have my camcorder and we are in the process of setting up so I can create crafting videos, I promise one of the first ones I will do will be using these pencils. 
Anyway onto the card. I have used the seriously cute Hot Stuff stamp set. 
https://i2.wp.com/cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-vw57mn/products/32346/images/43877/Clearly-Besotted-Clear-Stamps-Hot-Stuff-CBS286_image1__88238.1457627173.250.250.jpg 
How adorable is it ! I love dragons so really couldn’t resist this set. 
I have used the little one hatching and the just hatched sentiment. 

I have stamped using Versafine onto some Ranger Watercolour card and then I used my number 3 brush to take colour directly from the lead of the pencil. 
I am very impressed at how well you can layer colour and create texture with the pencils, the dragon was coloured using a light green blended with some yellow and then i took a darker green and dotted the colour to create some texture and almost look scale like. 
I added some very light shading around the little fella. 
Around the edge of the finished piece I used two of the Avery Elle Pierced Rectangle dies, the joy of these dies is they don’t cut and just leave the piercing details so i was able to add this double dotted detail without having to worry about it cutting the rectangle out. 
I then adheared a sheet from Lawn Fawns new let polka in the meadow paper pad onto a card base which is just slightly larger than A2. 
I used some fun foam and adheared that onto the back of the watercoloured card and using some strong glue adheared that onto the card base. 
What I love about this card is you could send it as an Easter/Spring card, but also for a new baby card. It is a set I will definitely be using lots of times. 
I hope you like the card, thank you for stopping by today. 
The supply list is below. 
Have a great day and happy crafting 
Supplies Used- 

Quick no fuss Birthday card

Hello lovelies…I hope you are all ok and getting ready for the man in the red suit ? 
I won’t lie i am the least prepeared I have ever been ! 
Which leads me on to todays card…Now I have a couple of birthdays around the holiday season and also just after, so today I have made a quick no fuss (and also no colouring for the non colouring crafter’s) birthday card. What is even better is that it has been made using this months free Club Inspire Download from Crafter’s Companion. 
All you need to do is click here to either join, or sign in and the downloads are on the Club Inspire main page. 
The download comes with several papers and a sheet of sentiments and embellishments. 
I used the cupcake and the Happy Day sentiment. 
The kraft card I have used the Hessian embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion Inspiration 6 magazine. 
I trimmed it down to fit onto a 4×5 card. 
The papers I trimmed down to 1″ wide to just under 5″ to fit the Kraft card and overlapped them. 
The cupcake I have used Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle pen and then added some sequins. 
I then mounted the cupcake and sentiment using 3d foam to give some dimension. 
To finish i rounded off the bottom corners and adheared to the card base. 
So there you go a nice simple and fun birthday card for any age. 
I know a lot of my blogger friends won’t be around now, so i will take this chance to say have a very Merry Christmas, and thank you for all your contiued support. 
Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays 
Items used: 
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/crafters-inspiration-magazines-c3/crafters-companion-crafters-inspiration-issue-6-spring-edition-p26778https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/register?referer=%2Fmembershttp://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/essential-cardstock-c271/crafters-companion-kraft-cardstock-a4-pack-of-50-p24959http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/colouring-c5/spectrum-noir-c1423/spectrum-noir-sparkle-pens-c7689

New Spectrum Noir Challenge….Clean & Simple.

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
It is new challenge time over at Spectrum Noir, This months theme is super easy Clean & Simple. 
All you need to do is use one of the Spectrru Noir Mediums on your project and then upload it to the challenge which can be found by clicking the image below.
The prize as always is £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir Products. 
https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumNoir/app/610925878965605/
I used Spectrum Noir Aqua pens for my card, I get asked a lot on how I use these and do plan on doing a video in the new year. The main i use them is scribble onto my watercolour pallet and use just like watercolours, but my advice is too play around and find what works for you. I use to do watercolouring before I started crafting so the way i use them works best for me, but I know some people who get on better with using them pen direct to paper…play around and have fun 🙂 
Anyway on to my card….
I have used a stamp set from Sheena (link below) and the tree branches I drew on myself using a brush and my Aqua’s. I then stamped onto some vellum with Versamark and Heat Embossed using WOW embossing powder, i cut the bottom edge of the vellum user my Crafter’s Companion trimmer on the wave setting. I then added just a couple of sequins and gems to finish.  
I then mat and layered onto some black cardstock and added it too a 5.5×4.5 card base, it looks wonky in this pic but i promise that was just camera angle 🙂 
Make sure you head on over to check the challenge out and see what my fellow teamies have been creating. 
Thank you for stopping by
Happy crafting 
I’d like to enter this into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Just a Pinch (just a pinch of gems were used) 
Items used: 

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/tools-c2148/tools-c17/crafters-companion-clevercut-a4-paper-trimmer-p6672http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/stamps-c15/sheena-douglass-c914/a-little-bit-festive-c1999http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/pens-c1403

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/colouring-c5/inkpads-c137/tsukineko-versamark-watermark-ink-pad-p89http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-printable-vellum-paper-15-pack-p105http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-watercolour-card-pack-15-sheets-p9220http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/essential-cardstock-c271/crafters-companion-matt-black-a4-cardstock-pack-of-40-p24207