Heartfelt Love

Afternoon lovelies, hope you are all ok and looking forward to the weekend 🙂 
I wanted to share my latest card with you today. I have used Tiddly Inks Wryn – Heartfelt love and coloured her using just my Ice Grey Spectrum Noirs with a tiny bit of red. 
What do you think…
I have had this idea for a while after looking through the Tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir blog and knew this would be the perfect image for it. I wanted to keep the rest of the card nice and simple because i think this image really doesn’t need much else with it, so all I have done is added some ribbon and wood hearts which I coloured using my Spectrum’s. 
I hope you like it 🙂 
Items used:
Spectrum Noirs- 
Papers- My Minds Eye Rosy 
Red is from Papermill Direct 
Hearts are from Globecraft & Piccolo 
Ribbon is from my stash. 
Have a lovely weekend everyone, and happy crafting 

Globecraft & Piccolo Heart stencil card.

Morning lovelies. 
I have been using my stencil technique again…original post can be found here 
This time i went for something slightly different and created a coloured base and then stuck the Filigree Heart Accents over the background and sprayed over the card using Black Dylusions and some mica spray.
I then used the Filigree hearts and arranged them on the card. 
What do you think ? 
This picture shows the sheen from the mica. 

Once it was all dry i mounted it onto some black Core’dinations and then onto a card blank. 
Happy crafting 🙂 

Globecraft & Piccolo…adding texture

Morning everyone, Tuesday which means Globecraft & Piccolo day from me. 
I wanted to show you today a pendant I have made that is slightly different…
I have used Royal Sterling Embossing Enamel and given 4 thick layers into a Teardrop bezel. Whilst it looked beautiful without me doing anything else i wanted to add some more texture, so whilst the immediately after heating the powder on the last coat I used a script rubber stamp…**PLEASE NOTE** do NOT use any other stamp other than rubber otherwise you risk damaging your stamp…Leave the stamp until the enamel has cooled and then slowly remove….and you then have some beautiful texture. 
 You can just see a hint of blue here, that is because i used some 3D enamel gel in Turquoise  and “buffed” over the surface with it, because the surface was so textured you find the gel sticks in certain areas…it is a lovely effect. I also rubbed some gilding wax in some areas and then finished off with a nice thick layer of Glastique Finishing Glaze  

 This picture shows all the different colours, texture and glaze perfectly. This technique can be used with so many different stamps….and it fun too 🙂 
Happy crafting 

Globecraft & Piccolo Steampunk Frame

Morning Lovelies. I hope you all had a lovely Easter ? 
I have been playing this week with one of the fantastic new Bubble Frames from Globecraft & Piccolo
I love how this turned out, and the possibilities are endless with these. 
The list of items used are at the bottom of this post. 
This picture shows just how fantastic the powders are, you can also see the “face” which I used a clock embossing folder on and then distressed using inks, Glimmer mists, waxes & Enamel powders. 
This one shows the gears and the lock…..you can also see the dimension of the powders. 
I hope my post has inspired you. These frames are brilliant for preserving keepsakes, or photos. 
Items used- 
Bubble Frame
Enamel Powders-
Stazon Ink 
Gilding wax 
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
Happy crafting x

Globecraft & Piccolo Stencil card

Morning Lovelies, today is Globecraft & Piccolo day.  
I wanted to show you an that Piccolos have lots of uses, and one of the ones i love is that you can use them as a stencil. 
I have used ATC Bubble Background which i have to confess is my favorite Piccolo at the moment. 
I then took a 4.5 x 5 card blank , a black strip of card cut to 2 x 5 and a strip of watercolour card cut to 1.9 x 5

For the next step you need a temporary adhesive to hold your “stencil” in place, I always use Crafter’s Companion Stick and Spray. 
Spray one side of your Piccolo “stencil” and position on the watercolour card. 
Pick your medium you wish to use to add colour, I swear by Dylusions, but it is totally up to you. 

Be as creative as you wish and apply your colour, I run a heat tool over the area before i remove the Piccolo, and then VERY carefully remove the Piccolo, I have found removing the paper from the Piccolo is the best way. 
And of course you now have a pretty coloured Piccolo 🙂 
Once fully dry rub away any excess adhesive and glue to your black strip and then adhere this to your card blank. I then rounded off the bottom two corners and added a simple sentiment. 
And here is the finished card, you could be so creative with this method. 
Items used: 
4.5×5 Card Blank 
Watercolour Card 
Black Cardstock
Dylsusions Ink Sprays 
Crafter’s Companion Stick & Spray 
Sentiment Stamp. 
Happy Crafting 

Visible Image April Challenge…Tags :)

Morning Lovelies…I hope you are all well ?? 
Well it is new challenge time already (where did March go !!!) at Visible Image  and the theme is Tags…I love this theme because you can be very creative with Tags i think. One lucky person will receive £20 to spend on Visible image stamps ! 
Here is my Design team tag….

I got so inky making this and LOVED it ! 
I have used the super fab Time after Time Stamp Set & the very beautiful Dragonfly Stamp
There was no real method to this, i will be honest I coloured the tag using my Dylusions and then coloured some sheets of pretty paper in the same way. I then randomally stamped using different stamps from the Time after Time Stamp Set (you get soooo many different stamps in this set) and ripped them up and stuck them down using Collall Tacky Glue. 
I then stamped the Dragonfly & One of the clocks over the top and Embossed using G&P Copper Kettle Embossing Powder, I also sprinkled some  Starry Sky embossing powder  randomally over the top. I then  added the sentiment with the brads and used Vintage Photo Distress ink and went around the edges to grunge it all up a bit. 
I hope you like the tag…Anyone who has not played around tags I highly encourage you too, they don’t have to be grungey, check out the rest of the design team samples on the Visible Image blog
Don’t forget to also check out Facebook Group to see all the latest Visible image news, chat to fellow crafters and also see others crafters fantastic makes. 
I hope too see your entries in the challenge
Items Used: 
Dylusions Ink Sprays 
Happy Crafting 

Visible Image Window hanger

Morning everyone 🙂 I hope you are well ? 
Firstly sorry for my lack of visiting, I have been very busy and to add to it I have been poorly…but on the mend now and here I am today with a Window Hanger using some of the fab Visible Image Stamps 
This is what I created…This picture doesn’t show how bright the colours are really.
So how did I create it ? Well firstly i started by cutting 2 hearts with the centre removed, I used Greyboard to do this but any think card is ok. 
 I then took my black Spectrum Noir and coloured the hearts, make sure you go around all the edges. 
 You then need to take some Acetate and pick a selection of Spectrum Noir pens…it can be any Alcohol marker, but it has to be alcohol, the colours I used are listed at the bottom…Random ally colour your acetate, i wanted the effect of grass,sky, sun with mine , but you can do anything. 
Now take your blender refil and drop a drop onto a paintbrush and flick, now the trick to this is too build up the effect, but have fun with it. 
This was after a few mins and was the effect I wanted, set it aside to dry fully for 10 mins. 
I then took the flower from More Than Words Thank you set & Butterfly stamp and stamped on the reverse (take that into account when stamping, you can stamp on the same side but the stamp won’t be crisp), make sure you use Stazon ink for this, I then stamped the butterfly image onto some Acetate and cut it out and put to one side. 
Now using a good strong glue (I use Collall all purpose) you need to glue your heart frame on either side of your acetate and leave to dry. 
Once dry you want to punch a hole to hang it by and then seal the card, I have used Globecraft & Piccolo Glastique Finishing Glaze, but Glossy Accents or even UTEE would work. 
 Once dry take your Butterfly and bend up the wings and fix over the stamped butterfly so that you have a 3D effect. 

I then added a layer of Spray & Sparkle to give it a extra layer of protection and also some sparkle. 
And there you have it, a fun technique which will be totally unique each and everytime. 
Items used- 
Spectrum Noirs- 
Blender Refill, TB3,TB5,BT9,JG3,LV3, Black 
Greyboard & Acetate
Crop a dile 
Spray & Sparkle. 

Globecraft & Piccolo Key chain

Morning everyone it is Tuesday which means Globecraft & Piccolo  day from me. 
Mothers day & spring are nearly upon us here in the UK, and when I saw Floral Eggs in the new release I had the perfect idea for them, I decided to make a nice keyring…here is how I did it…
I one of the Acrylic Oval Charms & two of the pansy Floral Eggs

I gave both the eggs two coats of Copper Kettle Embossing Enamel, once I did that I stuck them onto heatproof acetate, the eggs are going to go back to back, so make sure you stick the acetate onto the correct side.  

I then cut around the eggs so they now have a acetate backing. 

Using my Spectrum Noir pens I coloured the flowers & leafs, I did this from the back. 

I then removed the protective film from the Acrylic Oval Charms and glued an egg to each side, making sure they line up. 

I then gave the Oval a coating of Turquoise 3D enamel gel, allowing each side plenty of time to dry. 

Once dry I took some fine sandpaper and “roughed” up the Enamel gel..I wanted this to have an aged look, if you do not want this then ship the next few steps…I then used some Distress stain and rubbed over the gel, wiping off the excess. 
I then used some Gilding Wax around the edges.

Each side was then given a layer of UV Resin to give extra protection and had a key chain added . 
And there you go, a lovely floral key chain. 
Items used- 
Distress Stain 
Gilding Wax 
Spectrum Noir Pens 
Happy crafting 

Visible Image, Molly

Morning everyone, where did the week go !! 
This is one of two posts from me this morning, Please check out the other post for details on the new challenge from Visible image 
I have been creating with the fab Molly Rules set this week…what do you think….
She is so much fun ! As always she has been coloured using my Spectrum Noirs. 
I went around Molly using Pickled Raspberry Distress ink and then sprinkled round some Vintage black embossing enamel and heat set.
I made a step card and then using Pickled Raspberry Distress stain I coloured some Neenah card and then stamped using the Heart & Skull from the Molly Rules set
I then cut a strip of black card for along the front step and stamped the barbed wire from the set and heat set with clear embossing powder. 
I took some tulle and made a bow and then stamped one of the skulls onto some pink card and cut it out, i then stuck this into the centre of the bow. The sentiment was then stamped onto some pink card . 
I love how funky this card is, so much fun to create.  
Don’t forget the Visible Image Facebook Group  to share your  creations, and chat to fellow crafters.
Also don’t forget to check out the Visible Image website for the new fantastic range “More Than Words”, these stamps really are gorgeous and were written by Helen so are not verses you would have read anywhere else.

Items used-
Molly Rules set
Crafters Companion Neenah card
Pickled Raspberry Distress ink & stain
Vintage black embossing enamel
Clear Embossing powder
Black and pink Pigment ink
Spectrum Noirs –

Happy Crafting 🙂

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