Paper Smooches You’re a Good Egg

Hello lovelies. I hope you are all well ? 
I wanted to share a card I made today using the super cute stamp set from Paper Smooches called Wake Up I am a huge Paper Smooches fan, and this is possibly one of my favorite sets. 
I wanted to do a card that looked like pictures hanging on a wall….what do you think ? 
 How adorable is that little cockeral ? he made me smile so much colouring him. 
The set comes with a couple of faces that you can add to the elements, I went for a simple smiley for Mr. Egg there. They was coloured with my Spectrum Noir Markers.
I wasn’t going to add any embellishments to this card, but ended up adding some twine and enamel dots.
On Mr. Eggs “face” and Cockerals beak I added some Glossy Accents. 
I used some Stampin Up White Embossing Powder for the sentiment. 
I hope you like the card 🙂 I am entering this in the current challenge over at Paper Smooches Blog , the theme is 4 Colours- I have used Yellow, Red, Brown & Orange. 
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 I hope you all have a lovely weekend, with lots of crafting. I know some of you are expected some bad weather so stay safe and warm. 
Happy Crafting and thank you for all your lovely visits and comments
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The Enamel Dots Are Doodlebug but I cannot find them online so I am guessing they are no longer for sale, same goes for the Embossing powder which is by Stampin Up. If I do manage to find them anywhere I will add the links 🙂 

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 
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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 

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

Freezy Fellas


Morning lovelies. I hope everyone is well, I know a lot of you have snow at the moment so stay warm. 
I wanted to share with you a card i made using one of my favorite christmas stamp sets and my Spectrum Noir Aquas, and the new totaly amazing Spectrum Noir sparkle Pens. 
 How cute is he ? I have to say I have been trying to track the stamp set down here in the uk and had no luck, but my good friend Lis helped me and i now finally own it…so a huge thank you too Lis. 
I have coloured the little fella using my Spectrum Noir Aqua pens (colours & links at the bottom of this post). If you haven’t seen or used Spectrum Noir Aqua pens they are waterbased markers that have such vibrancy to them and are so easy to blend. 
I have also used the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens…which trust me you NEED. They are waterbased with tons of sparkle and come in either packs of 3 or two sets of 12. The 12 sets come in brilliant little hard plastic case which keep them nice and neat aswell as looking great. 
They come in lots of lovely colours as well as clear. And being waterbased you can blend them together and also using water. 
The background on this card was made by using watercolour cardstock, i then used the AquaMarine Sparkle pen from the Autumn-Winter 12 set, I then brushed over with a number 3 brush dipped in water to blend it out and soften the colour. 
This Picture shows the sparkle 
I have used the clear sparkle on the little bird house, Snowman and the snowhills. What I also love is that it isn’t “in your face” sparkle, it is just enough 🙂 
The “snow” on the birdhouse was done using Stamping up white embossing powder, I used the same embossing powder for the snowflakes(they are from Lawn Fawn Critters in the Snow)  and sentiment. 
I really had so much fun making this card and will be making some more in different colours to send to people. 
Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting 

I’d like to enter this into the current challenges:
  Lawnscaping Challenge, the theme is In with the Old. The Sentiment stamp used on this card is from an old set that I have (I *think* it is an old Crafter’s Companion set)

Simon Says Stamp  the theme is Christmas. 

Colours usedSpectrum Noir  Aqua colours used – Aquamarine, Bud green, Boulder, Charcoal, Chestnut and Orange

Spectrum Noir Sparkle used – Aquamarine & clear.

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