The darkest nights produce the brightest stars…

Hiya lovelies, I hope you are all well and had a nice weekend ? We had a lazy weekend, and Sunday we had a Pj day which was lovely. 
I wanted to share my latest card with you. 
Now confession time…I am a Mama Elephant hoarder, I hold my hands up I have quite a few of their stamp sets that I have never used, not because i don’t like them…I LOVE them, so much so I don’t want to dirty them..haahaa crazy aren’t I ? 
But that being said this year I am making it my mission to use them all, they are lovely stamps and deserve to be used, not just sat and looked at. 
The set I used to make this card is a special set to me for a few personal reason’s and I loved using it. 
Anyway here it is….
 I knew i had to create a watercolour background for this so I used my Spectrum Aqua Pens to create it and then I added some Distress Ink around the edge to darken it up slightly. 
I then did the water flick and blotted off with some tissue. 
I have stamped this little cutie using Memento Ink in London Fog so it give a kinda no lines look. I then coloured her up using my Spectrum Noir Markers.
I then used a black gel pen to darken her, and her teddies eyes and nose and added some white dots to her hair bow and bag. 
I have used an oval die to create the shape she is sitting on, I wanted it too look moonish ? so used some Distress Ink and again flicked some water over it. 
I have used some foam tape to give her some dimension.
I really struggled too get a good picture to show the different tones in the background, and this was about best i could get…my hubs ended up having to use his i-phone. 
I love this sentiment so much and is such a personal one for me. I heat embossed it and then the final thing I did was using some clear star sequins…I told you I cannot go a card without using sequins of some kind. 
I hope you like the card, I have to admit this is one I really loved creating. 
Have a great day and happy crafting 

It takes time

Hello lovelies. I hope you are well ? Phew i nearly didnt make it on to blog today ! My cat Lily decided that she wanted some Mummy time and she was going to get it by laying on the desk and keyboard so i couldn’t get anything done. 
How can I work with Lily being all cute on my desk ?! #cat #lilycat #nocraftingforme #toocute #furbaby 
And who could resist her ! I know i never can. Anyway she is now off having a drink so I thought i’d jump on here quickly and blog before she comes back. 
I wanted to share a card I made that used a technique from a tutorial on the Spectrum Noir Blog which is Adding depth using a Black Pencil By the Lovely Nicky. The tutorial can be found here
I have slightly mixed it up because I have used it around the edge of my stamped images rather than how Nicky has done on the tutorial. 
 I love this stamp set (link is at the bottom of this post) and wanted to use my Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils but really mix the colours up and make them nice and bright. I also wanted it too look like they was almost falling…hope that makes sense, i know it does in my head but that means nothing haha. 
The sentiment is from a different stamp set along with the small flowers, but both worked so perfectly with this stamp for this card. 
I really wanted it too be a flat card so it was easy to mail and also that the flowers were the main thing on the card. 
   I CANNOT resist these Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, i am telling you I get Sparkle withdrawal if I don’t use them ! But here i only wanted a very small amount of sparkle so I just lightly brushed over using the clear sparkle. On this picture you can also see where I have used the Black pencils and blended it out to give some depth to the card. 
I wasn’t going to mount the card but decided it needed something, black looked too much so i settled for Kraft card. 
I really enjoyed this, it isn’t a WOW card but i find sometimes the simple ones are more fun. 
I hope you like the card, dont forget to check out Nicky’s Tutorial
Have a great day. 
Happy Crafting 
x

I’d like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Best Friends

Supplies used: 
https://inkyfingersandribbon.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/1_120381_fs.jpghttp://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/a-little-bit-sketchy-c2279/sheena-douglass-a-little-bit-sketchy-a5-stamp-set-flower-power-stamp-p21195http://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/papercraft-c2141/colouring-c5/inkpads-c137/tsukineko-versafine-ink-pad-onyx-black-ink-pad-p26706http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/papercraft-c2141/colouring-c5/spectrum-noir-c1423/spectrum-noir-sparkle-pens-c7689http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/search/colourblend-pencilshttp://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-watercolour-card-pack-15-sheets-p9220