Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well  and all had a lovely Christmas ? 
This is a scheduled post as I am going into hospital today to have an operation so I am sorry that I would be able to visit your blogs for a little while, but as soon as I can I will 🙂 

I would like to take the chance to wish you all a very Happy 2017 and thank you all for your support during this year, you guys are awesome and I am very blessed to have some many kind friends. I hope 2017 is an amazing year for you all. 


It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is

Anything goes

This week we are showcasing
Lindys Stamp Gang You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see what you create with them.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


 I decided to make a Happy 2017 card for this weeks challenge and I did some ink smooshing using my Spectrum Aqua Markers.

 This is such a fun technique….I even got Mr Inky doing it with me. If you haven’t tried it then I highly recommend it.

I used my Aqua Markers but it can be done with with Distress Inks and watercolour paints.

I created several panels but decided to use this one which I due cut using Stitched Rectangle die.

The Happy sentiment I die cut from some black card and then when over it with my Spectrum Noir Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen.

I then die cut the numbers from some Silver Glitter card.

 I adhered everything to the panel using some Multi Medium Matte, and once it was dry I added some shadows to the numbers using a black gel pen. 
I then added some sequins and adhered to a black A2 note card. 
 This picture shows some of the sparkle on the Happy Die cut. 

I really had lots of fun getting inky with this card.   

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting



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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 

Happy Crafting 



Festive Card Series- Layering Wreath Stamp

Hey lovelies, Hope you are all well and having a lovely week ? 
It is time for the next Festive Card Series Installment. 
I have created 3 cards using a layering wreath set from Clearly Besotted, as I type this the set is still avalible at Simon Says Stamp (linked below) but if you want it grab it as Clearly Besotted have closed their doors until next year so stock is limited ! 
These cards will actually be the main cards I send as they quick to create, easy to mail and yet look pretty.

I love the sparkle you can add with the spray from Crafter’s Companion, what I was trying to show in the video is that is like a varnish style spray and the glitter doesn’t shed ! 
I love the detail on the little pinecones in this set too, so sweet ! 
It can also be used as a non holiday wreath. 
The other good thing about this is non crafters can help create them…yep I am roping hubby in to make the rest of these with me so we can get a little production line going ! 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day 
Happy Crafting 

Colorista is coming…

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well ? 
Some of you might have seen that Spectrum Noir is launching  new range called Colorista. 
This is a range of coloring books, pencils & pens and I was very lucky to be able to play with the goodies before their release. 
Before I show you some of my coloring I also wanted to let you know that Spectrum Noir are offering an 8 week FREE coloring course where you will receive e-books, downloads & video content, whilst this is based around the Colorista Range it will cover coloring basics that can be used within card making, and hey it is free so what do you have to lose ? 
You can sign up for the course here
The Colorista range is something I have to be 100% honest about, I have tried the adult coloring books…infact I have a few, but didn’t like them as I found the paper quality was poor. 
Me and the rest of the team working with the books have all commented on how amazing the cardstock in the books are….honestly its like coloring with butter on it, such smooth blending with pens & pencils ! 
The books also come in a variety of different finishes including Foil (for use with pencils) and also colourable glitter ! (for use with markers). They also come in A4 and smaller A5 size and with a number of different themes. 
Anyway here is some of my colouring that I have done with the range. 
With the range you can also buy a USB stick which is preloaded with tons of printable pages for you. 
I printed one out, coloured the flowers and then made a card. 
This is one of the A4 Foil books, I colored it using my pencils and then went over the top with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle. I have not used any blending solution, this shows how fab the pencils and also the paper are. 

This is another one of the foiled books, but this is smaller A5…perfect for taking out and about. 
For this one I again coloured with pencils but then one the butterflies I went over them with my Black Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and using a clean cloth I dabbed the color which left this effect. 
This was a total fun, going in with lots of random colors type coloring. 
This is an A5 Glitter pad. Most of the flowers and house are glitter so you can see how well it allows you to blend with your markers. 
I loved colouring this one….but then I am a huge fan of lilies. It is from the USB and printed onto Neenah and coloured using the new Colorista Markers. 
 This is A4 from one of the larger books, and although it took me ages it honestly was so relaxing and i really enjoyed it.
 For this one I wanted to show the how the pages looked coloured, against uncolored.
Along with the books Spectrum Noir are also launching a new range of pens and pencils specifically for the range. 
The pens are Alcohol based Markers but come with a bullet nib and an ultra fine nib for all those tiny areas. 
The range will be launching on HSN in USA at the end of August and then launching here in the UK soon after. 
To be kept upto date with everything make sure you check out the Spectrum Noir Facebook page where there is also a ton of sample pics being shown from my amazingly talented teamies. 
I will also have some more samples coming soon to show what you can do with your pages when you have finished colouring them. 
I hope you all have a great day, thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 

Yep, more Christmas cards..

Phew it has been a busy week, i swear someone stole a couple of days too ? 
I hope you are all well and for all my UK friends I hope you are all safe in this horrible weather ! We lost our beloved greenhouse yesterday and a few other things, but at least we are ok otherwise. 
I wanted to share two cards with you today, one I have been having a look through the Spectrum Noir Blog Tutorials and used a older tutorial, I love looking back through the blog and using some of the other tutorials, i find it really inspires me. 
Both my cards today have used some of the fantastic Elizabeth Craft Designs Outline Stickers.
I think most crafters have used Peel Off’s at some point, I have to admit I threw all mine out years ago, But Elizabeth Craft Designs have kinda revamped them and they have some amazing designs and they are great to use and fun to colour. 
Now I have to say a huge thank you and shout out to my amazing friend Rita, who sent me some of these goodies to play with. Rita is one of the amazing talented crafters I know, as well as being the sweetest person around. Here blog can be found here, i highly recommend checking her work out.  
Onto the cards, the first one today I have used some super fun Snowman Stickers, along with some trees and created a little scene. 

How cute is this fella ? I have coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pencils and tried to go for nice simple colours. The dies I have used are all Lawn Fawn and are listed below. 
This card is the one I used a previous tutorial Colouring on microfine glitter. I have used Elizabeth Craft Designs Glitter for this and I put the stickers on double sided adhesive and applied the glitter that way. I then used my Spectrum Noir Markers for colouring them. I was going to add a sentiment with this but everyone i tried didn’t work so I just finished off with some sequins & gems. 
I hope you like both the cards I have shared today, i really do encourage you too check out some of the older tutorials on the  blog
Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely weekend. 
Happy Crafting 
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