I love you this much …Paper Smooches.

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all having a nice weekend with lots of crafting. 
It is cold and wet here…perfect weather to craft 🙂 
I wanted to share a card I made today using the fab Freezy Fellas Stamp Set from Paper Smooches. You may remember I used one of the fab little fellas on another card a couple of weeks ago….click here to check it out. 
I wanted to show that with this stamp set you really don’t need to add much, I have used the stamps to create backing paper and just added some dies. 
Anyway here it is…..

 As always I have coloured him with my Spectrum Noir Markers. The hearts in the background were stamped using Lawn Fawn Cranberry Ink and then I went over them with Red Berry Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. I also went over the mistletoe, the heart on sentiment and the snowmans Scarf & hat Band.
  
Here you can see that sparkle….well it isn’t Christmas without some sparkle is it.
I have listed all products used below, just click on the pictures to take you to the stores where you can purchase them. 
So as you can see a great card created with just a few products. 
Paper Smooches are currently looking for a GDT for January, so I am being brave and throwing my hat in the ring ! Although there is TONS of amazing entries so i don’t eveny Kim and the Team. 
If you want to check out the GDT then head on over to the Paper Smooches Blog
I’d also like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Holly Jolly Stamping
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend. 
Happy crafting and thank you for stopping by 
Items used: 
http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/Freezy_Fellas_p/nos-12-123.htmhttp://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/new-c2158/new-products-c848/crafters-companion-spectrum-noir-sparkle-12pk-autumn-winter-p27964http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/spectrum-noir-c6010/spectrum-noir-bundles-c6016/crafters-companion-spectrum-noir-marker-sets-all-168-pens-14-black-trays-2-packs-of-neenah-3-packs-of-brush-nibs-p15424

http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/memorybox.htmhttp://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-neenah-classic-crest-card-pack-a4-solar-white-20-pack-p9523http://www.onceuponastamp.co.uk/lawn-fawn-s-stitched-hillside-borders/

http://www.sprinkle-twinkle.co.uk/shop/accessories/lawn-fawn-mermaid-ink-padhttp://www.sprinkle-twinkle.co.uk/shop/accessories/lawn-fawn-cranberry-ink-pad

Using a die in a different way

Good morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
It is a cold and wet morning here so i intend on spending the day crafting and wrapping gifts. 
I wanted to share with you 2 cards i made yesterday, I have taken the Die’sire Ivy Die and used it in a slightly different way. 
I have coloured the ivy with my Spectrum Noir Sparkles in Holly Leaf and then using some supersticky tape I arranged in a wreath shape tucking in the ends. You do have to be careful and slightly bend the diecut. 
I did the two cards ever so slightly different, on one card i used two more die cuts and i have to admit i prefer the “fuller” look. And I also changed the position of the bow
 

Here is the fuller one, I also added gems & enamel dots as i went, but i tried to hide them so they just peeked out as I wanted them to be subtle.
 This one is the one with less die cuts on. 
I have used some washi tape behind the sentiment, i did it without at first but it was missing something.
 I am loving this sentiment at the moment, it is from the Nordic Christmas range and I have stamped it using Lawn Fawn Inkpad. Using a gel pen I added some faux stitching around the edge.
 I LOVE the sparkle the new Spectrum Noir Pens give, and this colour really is perfect for leafs.
So there you go, a slightly different way to use a die. I have used the small ivy die for this as it is a 5×5.5″ card, but if you wanted to go bigger then the larger ivy die would be perfect and you could maybe build the layers up more. 
I hope you all have a great weekend. 
Happy Crafting 
Items used: 

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/diesire-c5894/diesire-decorative-dies-c5897/crafters-companion-diesire-christmas-classiques-ivy-p27469http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/new-c2158/new-products-c848/crafters-companion-spectrum-noir-sparkle-12pk-autumn-winter-p27964http://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-p24959
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/new-c2158/new-products-c848/crafters-companion-nordic-christmas-a6-rubber-stamp-santas-delivery-stamp-p27306http://www.sprinkle-twinkle.co.uk/shop/accessories/lawn-fawn-cranberry-ink-pad

All roads lead home…..

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
Well first of all sorry for my lack of being around, Blogger has not been letting me comment or post since last week! But hopefully it is all sorted out now. 
I wanted to share my latest card with you that I created for Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration Team. 
I haven’t created a shaker card and forgot how much i love these. It has been YEARS…and I do mean years since I made a shaker so there was a couple of hiccups but I got there in the end. 
I have used a stamp & embossing folder from the Nordic Range which i totally love. I have coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Markers and my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. 
What do you think…..
Excuse the glitter I forgot to use my powder tool so ended up with static. 
The sequins are a total mix of some that I have had for years and Taylored Expressions, I also added some Microfine Glitter & Microbeads. 
The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the image (linked below) and I stamped it using Versafine and then used some WOW Embossing Powder. I cut the edges using the wave blade on my Crafter’s Companion Clevercut. I was going to go for a different coloured card for the sentiment but the red just worked best and gave it a little pop of colour. 
I have lost my white gel pen so for the “snow” I used a fine paintbrush and some white acrylic paint. 
I hope you like the card, it really was fun and i will be making more. 
I hope you are all having a nice week and to my UK friends I hope you are all staying dry and warm. 
Thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 
x

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/new-c2158/new-products-c848/crafters-companion-nordic-christmas-a6-rubber-stamp-santas-delivery-stamp-p27306http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/new-c2158/new-products-c848/crafters-companion-spectrum-noir-sparkle-12pk-spring-summer-p27963http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/pens-c1403/spectrum-noir-markers-c1420

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/embossalicious-c5909/embossalicious-a4-embossing-folders-c5916/embossalicious-christmas-c5918/crafters-companion-nordic-christmas-6x6-reindeer-parade-embossing-folder-p27317http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-neenah-classic-crest-card-pack-a4-solar-white-20-pack-p9523http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/tools-c2148/tools-c17/crafters-companion-clevercut-a4-paper-trimmer-p6672

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/coredinations-c5951/coredinations-core-essentials-pads-c5953/coredinations-12x12-cardstock-core-essentials-darks-p12704http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/colouring-c5/inkpads-c137/tsukineko-versamark-watermark-ink-pad-p89http://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk/wl03-vanilla-white-20-p.asp

The Microbeads I have I couldn’t find, but I have found some pretty much the same in stock here.

I would like to enter this into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Holly Jolly Stamping 

Sparkle at Christmas

Hello lovelies. 
I hope you are all well and that you have had a nice weekend…and for my all my lovelies in USA I hope you have all had a great Thanksgiving. 
Today I ams ahring my latest creation for Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration Team. 
I challenged myself with this one and decided to use no patterned papers or embossing folders…what do you think…..
 I have used Die’sire Mistletoe die and coloured it using the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. 
The sentiment and border die are both gifts from the latest Crafter’s Companion Magazine. 
I did something a little different with the border die, i cut it out but then reattached it too the piece of card and i really how the effect looked. I added some colour to the bottom of the die using the same Sparkle pen. 
I finished off with some twine 
This Picture shows the sparkle on these pens, and also how highly pigmented they are. This was cut from Kraft Card and as you can see it covers it really well.
It was so hard not too put some patterned paper behind the lattace area on the die, but i am really glad i didn’t. 

I have listed below all items used. 
Thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/colouring-c5/spectrum-noir-c1423/spectrum-noir-sparkle-pens-c7689/spectrum-sparkle-12-packs-c7693http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/crafters-inspiration-magazines-c3/crafters-companion-crafters-inspiration-issue-8-winter-edition-p27739

http://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/shop-by-brand-c2159/diesire-c5894/diesire-christmas-dies-c5898/crafters-companion-diesire-dies-mistletoe-die-p22832

All that glitters is snow…

Hello lovelies. 
It feels like it has been far too long since I was in blog land last…I do hope everyone is well. I will stop by all your blogs today. 
I am very happy to be back in crafty land and have missed you all. 
I wanted to share with you a card I made for Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration Team. 
I have used one of the embossing folders from a range that Crafter’s Companion Launched this year called Nordic Christmas. It has lots of lovely stamps, embossing folders and a great CD ROM packed with papers and projects. The range can be found here and I will link directly too the folder and all other items used at the end of this post. 
I have used one of the Die’sire Snowflake dies, and heat embossed it using High Copper Embossing powder from WOW, I also run some Versamark around the edge of the embossed panel and used the same embossing powder to give a bit of texture and shine. 
The sentiment stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion Inspiration Magazine issue 5 from last Christmas, and is one of my favorite christmas sentiment stamps, I heat embossed this using WOW Copper powder, this is the same colour as the other powder but is finer so lots better for detailed stamps such as sentiments. 
The edges of the vellum I cut using Crafter’s Companion Clevercut paper trimmer, you can cut several different ways with this trimmer, including wavy edge which I have used here. 
I then finished off with some sequins and a couple of gem stones. 
I have been so un organised this year that this is my first Christmas card !! But this is an easy card to do un bulk so I will do a couple more of these in different colours. 
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. 
Happy Crafting x
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