Some Newton’s Nook loving. Spectrum Noir February Challenge.

Hello lovelies, how are you all ? I have been totally lazy today and all I have done is printed off some photos and framed them…that really is all I have done and it is 3:30pm here ! But on the plus side I have also been online window craft shopping, which is always fun. 
Today I am sharing with you a super cute card featuring the newest release from Newton’s Nook which Is for the February Challenge over at Spectrum Noir. 
The theme for this months challenge is Colours of love- Use Red or Pink. It doesn’t have to be a Valentines card, it just has to have either red or pink on it somewhere and use a Spectrum Noir Medium…easy or what !
Now if you haven’t ever seen  Newton’s Nook stamps then where have you been, they made brilliant fun stamps and I was SO lucky to win a set from their latest release. 
For my card I have created a background using two of the heart stamps from the set, the bigger hearts I wanted kinda a distressed look so I blotted some of the ink before stamping…not sure if it turned out how i thought it would, but i kinda like it. 
I coloured the image….just how adorable is this image ? with my Spectrum Noir Markers and then cut out using a heart die by Die’sire, I then very lightly inked around the edge using Distress Ink in Spun Sugar.
The frame is by Memory Box and I thought went perfectly with this set. 
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 
I then finished off with some sequins (hey i just can’t leave the sequins alone) and a couple of tiny gems.
 I really had so much fun with this card, I love the stamp set and cannot thank the guys at Newton’s Nook enough for it. 
Don’t forget to stop by the Spectrum Noir Challenge (click on the banner below) to check out the rest of design team’s creations and why not enter whilst you are there for the chance to win £30/$30 worth of Spectrum Noir Goodies. 
https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumNoir/app/600469859988196/
Thank you for stopping by. 
Have a great day and happy crafting 
I’d like to enter this into the following challenges- 

You Colour My World.

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well ? Sorry for not being around for a few days we have been decorating our living room finally ! and I have to admit it looks lovely. Even the cats and Miley the dog decided to help (you can imagine the mess). 
But anyway i hope you all had a nice weekend with lots of creating 🙂 
I wanted to share a Valentines card with you today. Now I have to admit me and the hubs do not celebrate Valentines so it isn’t something I normally really do cards for, but i don’t know why this year I am feeling the love a lot, and there really is some amazing Valentines crafting items around that I cannot resist. 
Saying the above the card I have made I have used not a Valentines stamp set.
  
Now you know when you are sitting there watching a movie or something and a card idea comes to you ? well this came to me at 3am when i was sat in bed with Chloe cat demanding a fuss…I know my brain is weird and always comes up with these ideas at random times. 
I LOVE this stamp set by Lawn Fawn (it is called Color my world),  the little hearts are from another Lawn Fawn Set (Love you S’more), this set comes with a smiley face that you can stamp on the crayons, but it is Valentines so I HAD to use the heart 🙂 
I have coloured this using Spectrum Noir markers and for the pink crayons I have used a previous tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog on Pink colour focus which can be found here
The border of the shaker is made from Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares dies and all i did was mat and layer them onto some kraft card and run them through my die cutting machine. 
The sentiment I stamped the word colour using an old Pigment inkpad and heat set with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment with Versamark ink pad and then heat embossed using WOW white embossing powder. 
 The background of the shaker is made using Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, I wet down some watercolour cardstock and then scrubbled my markers onto my pallet and then added them to the paper and let the water do its job, when dry I added some flicks of water and blotted it off with tissue. 
I really do think I have a sequin obsession, these are from Taylored Expressions and are amazing ! 
I wanted to add some hearts so I created these using the Banner Parade Die from Memory Box. 
And there you go a fun shaker card using non Valentines Stamps.
Why not go look through your stamps and see what you can create ?
Have a great day and happy crafting 
x
I’d like to enter this into the following challenges- 
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All roads lead home…..

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
Well first of all sorry for my lack of being around, Blogger has not been letting me comment or post since last week! But hopefully it is all sorted out now. 
I wanted to share my latest card with you that I created for Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration Team. 
I haven’t created a shaker card and forgot how much i love these. It has been YEARS…and I do mean years since I made a shaker so there was a couple of hiccups but I got there in the end. 
I have used a stamp & embossing folder from the Nordic Range which i totally love. I have coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Markers and my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. 
What do you think…..
Excuse the glitter I forgot to use my powder tool so ended up with static. 
The sequins are a total mix of some that I have had for years and Taylored Expressions, I also added some Microfine Glitter & Microbeads. 
The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the image (linked below) and I stamped it using Versafine and then used some WOW Embossing Powder. I cut the edges using the wave blade on my Crafter’s Companion Clevercut. I was going to go for a different coloured card for the sentiment but the red just worked best and gave it a little pop of colour. 
I have lost my white gel pen so for the “snow” I used a fine paintbrush and some white acrylic paint. 
I hope you like the card, it really was fun and i will be making more. 
I hope you are all having a nice week and to my UK friends I hope you are all staying dry and warm. 
Thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting 
x

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The Microbeads I have I couldn’t find, but I have found some pretty much the same in stock here.

I would like to enter this into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Holly Jolly Stamping