Love and be loved

Morning lovelies, I hope you all had a nice weekend ?? 
Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and visit my blog over the weekend, it is always lovely reading all your comments x
I wanted to share my latest Visible Image make with you today. I have used some of the stamps from the new release celebrating 75 years of The Wizard Of Oz. 
The Stamps I have used are from The Tin Man set 
I decided to make a tag…well you know me, any excuse to get inky !! 
I used Crafter’s Companion Watercolour card for this….it works brilliantly with any inks. 
I have used my Dylusions and then stamped the heart and picked some sections out using white paint. I then sprayed a strip of card using Cherry Pie Dylusion and stamped the sentiment and heart and then ripped along the edges and glued onto the tag.
This was a total non planned just go with the flow thing. 
Don’t forget the current challenge is Make It Sparkle and you can enter via the blog or via the Facebook Group, just make sure you use a Visible Image Stamp and you could win £20 to spend in the shop !! 
Happy Crafting

Sugar and Spice….

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all having a nice weekend ? 
We are sorting through our mountains of stuff and slowly making a dent…I am determined not to move with lots of stuff we don’t use. 
Anyway onto today’s card, I have used one of the fab new images from That Craft Place. The range is called Sugar and Spice and is so different..and lots of fun to colour too !! 
I have used Whatever the Weather…what do you think
I went for a really bright and bold card and had so much fun ! 
I have of course coloured with my Spectrum Noirs (list below) and i have used white paint to add some dots…not sure if i like the dots or not…I then added some die cut flowers, enamel dots and sequins. I really did have fun making this card and will definitely be colouring more of these images. 
Items used- 
Spectrum Noirs: Skin-FS1,FS2,FS3 LV1, TN3 

Hair- BP3,BP4,LV1,LV2. 

Clothes etc- DR6,PP4,PP5,PP3,LV2,LV3, BT1,BT2,BT3,CT1,CT2,CT3,CT

Pencils used- 42,39,78,80,82
Black card is from Crafter’s Companion 
3D Enamel Gel Globecraft and Piccolo 
Papers are from my stash. 

Happy Crafting and have a lovely weekend 

The wonderful world of Oz…

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
Firstly thank you so much for all your lovely and supportive comments recently, I am truly blessed to have such fantastic friends and your comments really do mean the world to me xx
Over at Visible Image  to celebrate 75 years of The Wizard Of Oz they have realised some fantastic Oz themed stamps. The Stamps can be found here 
I got to play with the fab Tin man  and wanted to share one of my cards with you today 
I have used the castle from Once upon a time set and created this scene…I am rubbish at scenes but really wanted to do a Emerald city and Yellow brick road style. 
I have coloured the Tin Man and all the card using my Spectrum Noirs and added some glitter to the Castle to give it the Emerald look. 
The rest of the design team have been really busy creating some amazing samples, make sure you head on over to the blog to check them out. 
Happy Crafting 

Using blues

Morning Lovelies, I hope you are all ok ? 
Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using a tutorial from the Spectrum Noir Blog which can be found here 
I have used a beautiful image by Art by Miran called Rainy Day
I went for a simple layout because i think it is such a pretty image that not much else is needed. 
I have of course colored her using my Spectrum Noir Pens. 
I hope you like her, make sure you check the  tutorial out, it is a good one for people looking too use their blues more. 
I hope you like her 🙂 

Items used- 
Spectrum Noir pens- 
Skin-FS2,FS3,FS4,FS9, TN4 AND LV2 
Hair- BG4,BG5,IG9,True Black 
Eyes- DG4, DG2
Jumper – TB1,TB2,TB3, TB9 
Misc- IG3,IG2,IG1, Ib1,GT2
Image is Rainy Day 
Papers are Carte Bella Hello Again 
Card is Papermilldirect 
Brad is MME 
Enamel Dots are 3D Enamel Gel from Globecraft & Piccolo. 
Happy Crafting 

Visible Image September Challenge Make It Sparkle

Morning lovelies, It is 1st of the month which means new challenge time over at the Visible Image Blog 
The theme is Make it sparkle and you could win £20 to spend on lovely stamps, just make sure you have used a Visible Image Stamp ! 
For my DT make I have used : 
And the Sentiment from Fae Stamp Set 

I have stamped onto Crafter’s Companion Watercolour Card  and then coloured using my Spectrum Noirs- LV3,PL5,PL4,PL3,PL2,PL1. I then used my glue pen and went round all the stamped lines and sprinkled over some glitter. 
I am really happy how this turned out….especially as i am not really a glitter person. It is also a special card to me…I am not a very public person about my health, but among my various problems I have a condition called Fibromyalgia…is it a horrible lifelong disease, the butterfly is embraced as the symbol for Fibro  (a brilliant explanation can be found here ) and purple is also the fibro colour, the sentiment just seemed perfectly fitting too. 
Don’t forget if you don’t have a blog you can still enter the challenge, just head on over to the Facebook Group and enter via there 🙂 
Cannot wait to see your entries. 
Good Luck and Happy Crafting 

Vintage Christmas

Morning lovelies, phew it has been a busy week here ! 
As many of you know we live in an extremely old house, this house has had our blood sweat and tears poured into it but we have made the very hard decision to move, I have Fibromyalgia and arthritis along with other conditions and sadly my body cannot take living in a cold damp house with steep stairs anymore. 
Fingers crossed we may have found the perfect house so we have begun the huge task of sorting out this house….for two people we have the amount of stuff a family of 5, and then we also have all the furbabies to move too….this is going to be a very stressful move ! So please bare with me 🙂 
Anyway now onto my recent card…I am sure most of you have seen the fantastic Vintage Christmas Range from Crafter’s Companion…If not you NEED to check this range out, The CD ROM is amazing, not only does it have tons of gorgeous papers, embellishments, sentiments etc but also some lovely digi stamps and today’s card i have done a simple card using one of the papers and digi stamps from the CD ROM 
I have coloured the image with my Spectrum Noirs (list below) and used Neenah Desert Storm which is perfect for vintage feel. 
The backing paper is from the CD ROM and i made the card blank using Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card , I then distressed all the edges and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink, the twine and button are from my stash and i added some Frantage around the image…I hope you like it 🙂 If you can I highly recommend the embossing folders in this range too, they are fantastic and all my christmas cards will be made using them 🙂 
Items used : 
Spectrum Noirs- 
DR7,DR6,CR8,CR9,IG4,TN6,GB6,GB5,CT4,CT3,CT2,CT1,DG4,DG3,JG4,JG5 & Blender pen 
Gold pen for the ribbon 
Shabby White Frantage 
Red card is from Papermilldirect 
Twine & button from my stash 

Visible Image Go Where Your Dreams Take You

Morning lovelies, I hope you all had a lovely weekend ? It is Bank Holiday here in the uk so i hope everyone will have a lovely day. 
Anyway with it being Monday that means Visible Image day from me. I have used one of the newest stamps from the fab INKognito range and also my trusted Grunge Florish
I used Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress inks and water to create the background and then stamped part of  Grunge Florish around some of the card, I then stamped Go Where Your Dreams Take You stamp in the center, then to make it pop i used some white paint and highlighted the stamps. 
I hope you like it 🙂 
Don’t forget the current challenge is Anything goes and you can enter via the blog or via the Facebook Group, just make sure you use a Visible Image Stamp and you could win £20 to spend in the shop !! 
Happy Crafting

Treasured Times Spanish Dancer

Morning lovelies, i hope you are all having a lovely weekend ? 
I wanted to say a huge thank you for everyone who stops by and leaves comments, it really does mean so much, and also those of you who are on my Facebook and who have been a huge support to me this last week…I am very blessed xxx
Anyway onto my latest card for Treasured Times Rubber Stamps
, it is the gorgeous Spanish Dancer By Tracy Malnofski and can be purchased here, it comes with two sentiments. 
It was so much fun to colour. 
I went for pinks reds and blacks, but i think she would look great in lots of other colours. 
I have coloured her using my Spectrum Noir Pens (list below)
I hope you all like what i did with her….don’t forget we LOVE to see what you created with Treasured Times Stamps, so make sure you share with us on our Facebook Group or why not join in our challenge which is Anything goes. 
Items used: 
Spectrum Noir Pens- 
Skin- FS4,FS8,TN3 
Hair- True Black, BG4,IG9 
Dress-True Black, IG9,IG7,IG6,IG5,DR5,CR5,CR4,CR6,CR8,CR9,CR10,CR11,DR1,DR7,DR6OR1,OR2,OR3,PP2,PP4 & PP5 
Papers are Basic Grey Out Of Print 
Red Paper is from Papermilldirect 
Black Card Is from Crafter’s Companion 
Net, Sequins & Gems are all from my stash. 
Happy Crafting 🙂   

Lilly Mae Kite Flying

Morning lovelies, I hope you are all having a good week ? 
A huge thank you to everyone who takes the time to stop by and say hello, it really does make my day reading all your lovely comments and visiting all your amazing blogs. 
I wanted to share my latest make with you today.
 I have used the beautiful Lilly Mae Kite Flying from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and I have coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Pencils & Pens (colours below) 
I love this image and it was one of those I had no plan for it i just coloured and went with it…love doing that. 
I hope you like it 🙂 
Have a wonderful day whatever you are doing 
Items used: 
Spectrum Noir Pencils-
Spectrum Noir Pens- 
TB1, BGR2, BGR3 & Blender 
Papers are Prima FairyBelle 
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Card 
Circle Sentiment is LOTV 
Lace, Ribbon & Large Rose are all from my stash 
Other Flowers are all from Iamroses 
Corner Florish is from Globecraft & Piccolo. 

Visible Image You only live once….

Morning Lovelies, 
I hope you all had a nice weekend with lots of crafting ? 
I wanted to share with you my latest DT make for Visible image 
 I have used the flowers from the following More Than Words sets- 
I have used the following stamps for this card: 
I created the background using Dylusions ink sprays and then stamped once dry, i then added some frantage and distressed the edges. 

Don’t forget the current challenge is Anything goes and you can enter via the blog or via the Facebook Group, just make sure you use a Visible Image Stamp and you could win £20 to spend in the shop !! 
Happy Crafting