All Dressed Up Challenge Follow a Sketch

It is new challenge time at All Dressed Up.
Our theme for this challenge is Follow a sketch

Here is my card for the challenge

I have used the super sweet Little Flower Girl Image and coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pens and pencils (list below)
This challenge will run until 2nd August.

Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.
 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.

Don’t forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 

Items used: 
Little Flower Girl Image
Spectrum Noir Pens: FS2,FS4,TN3,EB5,TN8,TN7,TN6,TB1,LG2,LG3,LG5,GB5,CT4,CT2DR3,DR4,CR2,PP4
Spectrum Noir Pencils:
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card
Neenah card
Shabby White Frantage
Die’sire Ornamental Flower Frame Die
Fence was cut on my Cricut Explore
Flowers are from Iamroses
Papers are from my stash

All Dressed Up Challenge Stitching faux or real

Hello lovelies, sorry i have been awol for a couple of days I have had lots going on so I have not been around blog land much. 
Anyway, I hope everyone is well and ready for our new challenge at All Dressed Up
The theme is Stitching Faux or real and the winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the shop
Here is my challenge card…

I have used the fab Freebie Twinkle Toes which can be found on the Facebook Group 
I have coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pens & Pencils (list below) and sewed around all the edges and then distressed them all, of course I have then added some frantage and cheesecloth along with flowers and the brooch which i added some gold gilding wax too, the frame i also distressed slightly and added some wax to. 
I hope you like what I have created, Don’t forget to enter the challenge all we ask is you use one of our images or papers. 
Head on over to the blog  to check out the rest of the Dressy Girls beautiful creations. 
Items used: 
Twinkle Toes image
Spectrum Noir  
Pens-FS4,EB6,CT1,LG2,LG4,LG5 & CT4
Pencils- 015,020,091,095,004,005,009,056,058,110,102,088,014,012,018,004,089
Papers are Prima 
Flowers from Iamroses
Sewing Machine 
Hunkydory Diamon Sparkles Glitter 
Tea Dye Distress Ink 
Gilding wax 
Just for you Stamp, Brooch and frame all from my stash

Globecraft & Piccolo Canvas

Morning everyone, it is Tuesday which means some Globecraft & Piccolo inspiration from me. 
I have been creating with some of the new release this week, and have created a mini canvas. 
This was so fun to do. I coloured the canvas using Distress inks and then stamped along the bottom using Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp, i then dabbed adhesive fluid across the grasses and sprinkled a mix of Mermaid Tears Embossing enamel & Aged White across and heat set, I then took two of the new 3D Enamel Gels  and randomly dotted them to give them the look of flowers. 
The birds are from the Lil flowers, Leaves, Birds & Bows set and I have given them two coatings of UTEE in White and then rubbed some gold wax over them. 
The sun is from one of the new Piccolo Sets, Spring Accents, I did something slightly different with the sun.I cut it so it would fit in the corner  & then used my black Spectrum Noir and Coloured it so it was all black (including the edges), I then gave it a thin layer of 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl, whilst it was still wet I sprinkled some Aged White over it and heat set, I then took the 3D Enamel Gel In Daffodil Pearl and put another layer on and waited 5-10 mins before wiping some of the gel away…I really love effect this has given and will certainly be using it more in the future. 
I hope you like my mini canvas, don’t forget to check back each day for some wonderful creations from the rest of the fab team. 
Items used- 
Mini Canvas
Distress Inks

Visible image

Morning everyone ! 
Well today is the day ! Visible image are on your screens again, and with some gorgeous new stamps (trust me you NEED these stamps) Mark will be on at 10am & 4pm TODAY on Create and Craft 
Not to be missed… Sky channel 671 / Freeview 36 / Freesat 813 / Virgin 748 
OR download the Create& Craft App.

I wanted to share with you some the samples I made for the show using the new stamps.

Elegant Emma set 

 Items used-
Elegant Emma Set
6×6 Scalloped Edge card Blank
Crafters Companion Neenah cardstock
Spectrum noir pens & pencils -FS9,FS8,FS5,FS4,FS3
Sewing Machine
Distress ink-Tea Dye & Vintage photo

Items used- 
Once upon a time Stamp set 
Mens Collage stamp
Crafters Companion Watercolour card
Distress inks
Brown card from Papermilldirect
Gold Pearl WOW Embossing powder

More than words, Sympathy Set 

Items used-
More than words Sympathy set
Black Versafine inkpad
Cream hammered card & Black card from Papermilldirect
Ribbon & Pearls are from my stash

More than words- Thank you set 

Items used-
More than words Thanks so much set
Dot stamp from Debonair Bradley
Grunge Polka dot Background stamp
My minds eye Kraft card
Dylusions ink in Calypso Team
White Distress stain for stamping
Versafine for stamping

Debonair Bradley set 

 Items used-
Debonair Bradley set
Crafters Companion Neenah  card
Papermania & KaiserCraft Paper
Versafine Ink pad
Spectrum Noir Markers in FS9,FS5,FS4,FS3

More than words- Congratulations set 

Items used-
More than words Congratulations set
Border Punch
PapermillDirect Card
White card is Crafters Companion Neenah
Versafine Ink pad
Tea dye Distress ink

More than words- On your Wedding Day set 

 Items used-

 More than words On your Wedding Day set
Papers are Prima Fairy Belle
Ribbon and Pearl Button are from my stash
Sewing Machine
Tea Dye Distress ink

I have used Elegant Emma, Debonair Bradley & More than Words Wedding day for this card. 

 Items used- 
Elegant Emma Stamp
More than words Wedding Day
Debonair Bradley Stamp
Distress inks
Spectrum Noirs –
TN1, EB1,EB2

Don’t forget the current Challenge where you could win £20 to spend on Visible Image Stamps.  
Also head on over to the Visible image Facebook Group   to join in chat with fellow crafters & show us what you have been creating with your Visible Image Stamps 🙂

Hope you all have a lovely crafting weekend 

Visible image Book with a sneeky peek….

Morning everyone 🙂 Well it is Saturday which means Visible Image day for me.
Now for those on the Visible image Facebook Group   you would have seen that NEW VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS LAUNCH on Create & Craft TV!
 10am & 4pm on Saturday Feb 22nd! 
Mark will be back on your screens with some awesome demos! 
Not to be missed… Sky channel 671 / Freeview 36 / Freesat 813 / Virgin 748 
OR download the Create& Craft App.

On to this weeks make from me. This is going to be one of the samples on the show. 
Like most little girls I used to love Fairytales, so i decided to use the stamps to make a book, and here it is…

This is the outside of the book, I have used Once upon a time Stamp Set (list of all items used are at the bottom of this post) 

This is page one which Features the lovely Emma…and another stamp from one of the new stamp sets that will be featured on the show

Pages 3 & 4 which feature BradleyBricks from Max RocksBelieve SetHearts are from Harley Set

Page 5 Features Ink splats and Create with your soul

 Page 6 features BradleyEmma. & Chandelier set…The Rose is from the new Beautiful Emma Set that will be on the show 🙂

Page 7 features one of the new totally gorgeous More than words  sets that will be premiering on the show…you cannot miss these sets, this is the Wedding Day set which comes with the rose.

Page 9 Features Live your dreams and Hearts are from Harley set

Page 10 features Once upon a time Stamp Set and the rose is from the new Emma Set which will be on the show.

I hope you liked my book…I cannot tell you enough how much you need to tune in and see how gorgeous these sets are.
Other items used are-
Spectrum Noir pens in following colours –
FS3,FS4,FS5,FS9, CR3 
Crafters Companion Water Colour Card 
Mica Powder
Versamark Ink pade
Kraft Card
Bronze Embossing powder
Silhouette Cameo
Distress ink
Wooden Heart is from Globecraft & Piccolo 

Make sure you check out the Visible Image Blog  every day from now until the show for more sneeky peeks at the fantastic samples the rest of the team have been creating, and also don’t forget the current Challenge where you could win £20 to spend on Visible Image Stamps.  

Hope you all have a lovely crafting weekend 

Frame card

Hiya all, 
I wanted to show you how beautiful the Piccolo Frames look when used on a card. 
Here is what I have created: 
And here is how I created it.

First of all here is all the items you will need-

Cardstock cut to 10×8″ and folded in half for your card blank, and a Piece of watercolour card cut to 4×3″
Paper & Ribbon of your choice
Inkpad for Background & Stamping
Cut your card blank, and also make sure your piece of water colour card fits well behind the frame. 
Using blue Distress ink cover your Watercolour card, you want this too be patchy as represents the Sky. 
A good tip I use is to give a light spray of water over the top of the card, this helps “soften” the distress ink and makes it look more sky like. 
 Take your frame that comes with your Butterfly Flurry Flourishes Piccolo Set and give a nice layer of  Enamel & Embossing Powder Adhesive Fluid
Apply a nice thick layer of  Mermaid Tears Embossing Powder…I love how this picture shows all the beautiful colours in this powder. Tap off the excess & set with your heat tool. 
Take the butterflies from the Butterfly Flurry Flourishes Piccolo Set and emboss with Mermaid Tears Embossing Powder
Take the Tall Grassy Flowers Stamp and stamp up your card. 
I used Green Distress ink for this. 
Once stamped I then used Aged White Embossing Powder on the heads of the flower grass and sprainkled some across the bottom, heat set this from underneath your card. 
Glue your frame and butterflies to your watercolour card. 
Assemble your card using your paper, ribbon & frame.  Here is a closer look at the Flowers & Butterflies. 
Finishing touch is done using the brilliant Satin Silver 3D Enamel Gel , put 3 dots in the corner of your card. 
And here is the finished card again. I do hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. 
Don’t forget to head on over to Globecraft &Piccolo Facebook Page to share your creations, and pick up some inspiration. 

Songbird Challenge #29

Hi all, I hope you are all well ?? 
Well it is new challenge time already over at Songbird Challenges, the theme this fortnight is “dies” 
And is kindly sponsored by Meljens Designs
Here is my design team card for this challenge 
I have used the image Caroling Snowmen and coloured them using my Copics & Spectrum Noirs.
Card is Crafters Companion Neenah
The papers are Kaisercraft.
The snowflakes I have Frantaged.
The Sentiment is from the Silhouette Store and is part of a set.
I hope you like my card, don’t forget to head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the teams fab cards. And why not enter the challenge whilst you are there ? 
Happy Crafting x

Heart Hanging

Afternoon everyone, I hope you are all having a nice crafty weekend ?
I wanted to share with a little something I have been working on for my craft room wall. 
As I mentioned on another of my posts, my friend Shary got me some chipboard bits when she went to a recent craft show, well amonst what she got me was some beautiful Hearts, As soon as i saw them I knew I wanted to decorate one for my wall. And here is it….
 Now the lovely Lisa from That Craft Place has launched her own range of stamps called Ditzie Designs…they are great and you must head over and have a look. The sentiment on this is from Lisa’s range, I didn’t want to stamp straight onto the heart as I wanted a certain “look”, so what Did was put the sentiment onto tissue paper and then using watered down PVA I applied a layer onto the heart and VERY carefully applied the tissue paper, gently using a soft brush I applied a layer of PVA over the tissue paper. 
I love the effect this technique gives. 

 This photo (hopefully) shows the different layers, this has 3 layers of paint, starting with pink, then gren and then white. I then sanded back revealing mainly the green, but picking the pink out in certain areas.
I then went over the main part of the heart (only a tiny bit in the middle) with my distress inks & stains.
The gold around the edges is Creative Expressions Gilding wax…..this stuff is fantastic and i recommend it to everyone to try. 
You can just see to the right of the picture the text stamp that I used, I stamped using Versamark and then brushed over it with olive green Mica powder. I also used a pink pearl mica powder and brushed that over the rest of the heart to give it a nice sheen and a blush of colour.

And of course i had to add some frantage didn’t I 🙂

This one shows the sentiment better and also the effect you get with the tissue paper effect. You can also see in this picture the pink & green layers.

Well I hope you like my little heart, don’t forget to head over to That Craft Place to check out the rest of the range. 

Crafty Hugs x 

LOTV Snow Buddies

Afternoon everyone :), well it is that time of year again, I have started on my Christmas cards. 
I couldn’t resist using one of the gorgeous Lili Of The Valley  stamps, I adore their stamps, especially their christmas ones. 
I have used the adorable Snow Buddies I think this is probably one of my favorite christmas images Lili of the valley have made so far ! So versatile. 
I decided to go for a vintage look with lots of distressing & Kraft card. 
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you are all having a lovely week. 
Items used –
Lili Of the Valley Stamps- Snow Buddies & Circular Sentiment set 
Silhouette Cameo, Tulle & Copics Avalible from That Craft Place
PapermillDirect Buff (Kraft) Card & Supersmooth card
Distress ink Tea Dye
Frantage (for the snow)
Hunkydory Glitter
My Minds Eye Lost & Found Brad
Tilda Button
Sewing Machine

Digital papers from Silhouette Store
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