A little Snail Mail

Hey all, I hope you are all well ? 
I’m sharing a card today featuring stamps from Sunny Studio Stamps, If you have never heard of them then make sure you head on over to their website and check them out. They are cutesy stamps, but slightly different and I LOVE their style they produce some awesome stamp sets, they also do some fab dies too so make sure you check the out.

I have used their Backyard Bugs set which I will confess I purchased as soon as I saw the snail in the set. 
 Sometimes something just needs googly eyes and this guy for me was crying out for them.
I created the main background by stamping onto some Simon Says Stamp card stock (all links are below) in Simon Says Stamp Fern ink with some of the smaller stamps in this set, I then coloured them and went over them my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen and die cut along the edges using  Lawn Fawns Stitched border die.
I coloured the images using the following Spectrum Noir Markers- 
IB1,IB2,DR7,DR6,DR5,DR3,CR11,CR10GB3,CT4,CT3,CT2,LY3,BG7,BG6,BG5,BG4,BG3,BG2,BG1,EB1,EB2,TN1,TN2,TN3. 
And fussy cut them out. 
I applied some glossy accents to the toadstools spots and windows, and whilst I waited for that to dry I created the background. 
I took some Neenah and using Twisted Citron & Tumbled Glass Distress inks and blended them to create a simple Grass-sky background. 

The cloud is from the Mama Elephant Landscape trio set and I die cut some Neenah and stamped the “A little snail mail” sentiment along with two of the heart stamps using Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone ink….I did originally try this with vellum and embossing powder, but for this card it just didn’t look right to me.  
I adhered the cloud to the background and then decided to using some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle over it…confession time, I squeezed the pen when I really shouldn’t have and ended up with a big drop on my distress ink background, I REALLY didn’t want to do the background again so I just flicked the pen across the background to give a sparkle splatter look…I am really not sure I like it, but I just went with it. 
I then die cut the Stitched Square frame from Neenah and using some foam tape I adhered it to the inked square. 
I then adhered the rest of the elements to the card, I decided to put the snail on the edge of the square and used some foam tape on him. I then adhered those googly eyes along with enamel dots and the card was done. 

This card was a total non planned go with the flow type card, and I smile every time I look at it because that snail is just so much fun ! 
The toadstool house was brilliant to colour and you can see in the picture above the dimension from the Glossy Accents. 
I have sent this card to a friend in the states and I hope it makes her smile. 

Thank you all for stopping by my blog today. 
I hope you all have an amazing day
Happy Crafting 





Rainbow love with Spectrum Aqua & Pretty Pink Posh

Hiya, I hope you are all having a great day ? 
I wanted to share another rainbow card I created for the Pretty Pink Posh Rainbow Challenge. I had this idea in my head after the awful events in Orlando. 
The world definitely needs more love for everyone, that was the idea behind this card, And is something I firmly believe in.
I lined up the nesting heart dies on some Strathmore Water Colour cardstock and run it through my die cutting machine. I didn’t want to do any fancy colouring on the hearts so I took my Spectrum Aqua Markers and coloured each heart in the following colours: 
Sunflower, Crimson, Budgreen & Kingfisher 
Once dry I flicked some water over them and blotted it off with some tissue and then left them to dry. 
I then used the largest heart and die cut it out of some Neenah so that I could create a inlaid die card. 
I was going to leave it plain white but i kept looking and decided on flicking some colour across it, so I scribbled the same Spectrum Aqua colours  onto my mat and mixed it with some water and then using a small brush I flicked the colours across the card. 
For the sentiment I die cut some Neenah, along with some black card and some black fun foam. 
On the Black card and the Neenah I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to add some sparkle and the I used my Xyron machine to apply adhesive to them.
 I laid the Neenah slightly off centre over the black so the black acts kinda like a shadow…I really like this look, but it was fiddly to get it right….I will add it wasn’t helped by the fact that Chloe the cat was demanding my attention and attempting to steal some sequins ! 
I then adhered them to the fun foam to give it some dimension, I really wanted the love die to be quite dimensional.
I then started pulling the card together, I used some Ranger Multi Medium Matt to adhere the heart pieces and I used some more fun foam to adhere the whole panel to A2 card base. 
I finished off with some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, a few are from some of their fab mixes and are all listed and linked below.
Speaking of Pretty Pink Posh I am entering this into the current Rainbow Challenge 
I have to thank Paulina and the team, I have loved this challenge and really do have TONS more ideas. 
Pretty Pink Posh: Rainbow Challenge 
I will be making some more of these cards and mailing them out to people, just to try and spread a little bit of love. If you would like to receive one then let me know via email (email address is in my sidebar) and I will send some love through the post to you. 
I hope you all have a great day. Thank you so much for stopping by to my little corner of blogland. 
Happy Crafting 🙂 
Supplies 

Spectrum Noir May Challenge- Flowers

Hiya lovelies, I hope you have all been having a good week ? 
I haven’t done much crafting this week, but been doing lots of house stuff, which has been lovely. But i do have tons of crafty projects planned so i cannot wait to get back into my craft room today.
But before I do it is new challenge time over at Spectrum Noir, the theme this month is Flowers, perfect theme for this time of year. 
Here is my design team card for the challenge. 
I have used Stamps from Lawn Fawn (supplies are listed below) And coloured using my Spectrum Noir Markers & Sparkle Pens. 
 
For the background I used Wood grain stamp from Lawn Fawn and stamped it with Hero Arts Wet Cement Shadow Ink, it is quite a narrow stamp so using my Misti I lined it up and stamped it cross the card. 
The stamp set for the flowers is called Blissful Botanicals and has co-ordinating dies which once I coloured a selection of the flowers and leafs I die cut them all out and arranged them on the card, my original plan was to only have them in one corner, but the top corner look a bit bare so i added some there too. I used some foam tape to give them some dimension and added some clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to some of the flowers. 
The pink paper is from My Minds eye and I looked and looked for the pad online but cannot find it so i am guessing it is no longer available. 
I tried a few different sentiments but decided a simple Happy Birthday one was best….especially as this was sent to my Great Aunt for her birthday…The happy die is from MFT and comes as a trio and is a really handy set to have. 
I then stamped the birthday using Versafine Onyx Black. 
And of course I had to add some sequins !! 
The card base was created using some Kraft card to match the Happy die. 
So there we have it, a nice flowery birthday card. 
To check out the rest of the design teams amazing cards and enter the challenge click on the banner below. You could win $30/£30 of Spectrum Noir goodies. 
https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumNoir/app/610925878965605?app_data=referer_override%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.facebook.com
Thank you for stopping by and also a huge thank you to everyone who takes the time to leave comments and check my out my videos it really does make my day. 
Have a great day and happy crafting 
Supplies used

You Inspire me

Morning lovelies, I hope you all had a nice weekend ? 
Ours seemed to go far too quickly but we finally ordered the paint for our living room which I am really pleased about. 
I wanted to share a quick card I made using some Lawn Fawn Stamps and Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils and Aqua Markers. As always supplies are listed at the bottom of this blog post. 
I really wanted to do a watercolour background for this card, when i was creating the background it was a nice sunny day with beautiful blue sky so i think that infulenced me with the background. I also wanted the pencil colouring to be soft and not too much detail…the overall look i was going for was soft i guess the word is. 
I am totally addicted to vellum and honestly would use it on every single card and have to really stop myself from doing so ! 
Here is the card and I hope you like it. 
I used some foam tape to pop the middle flower up. I of course used some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle over the top of the flowers to give just a tiny bit of sparkle. 
I stamped the sentiment used Versafine onto some vellum and added these 3 little flowers, when they was dry i used some of the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle. 
Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I hope you all have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting
I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Lawnscaping Challenge Blog the theme is Watercolouring. 
Supplies used: 
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Penshttp://www.sprinkle-twinkle.co.uk/?s=Lawn+Fawn+Flutter+by&post_type=productSpectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
Crafters Companion Printable Vellum Paper - 15 packhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Press-High-Tack-Tape-1-Yards/dp/B007AHO5M0/ref=sr_1_17?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1453717234&sr=1-17&keywords=3d+foam+tape Tsukineko VersaFine Ink Pad - Onyx Black INK PAD
Crafters Companion Watercolour Card Pack - 15 sheetsCrafters Companion Kraft Cardstock A4 - Pack of 50

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