Sunday, 11 May 2014

Papercraft Essentials

Hi All,

Had another article published in this months Papercraft Essentials magazine. The lovely people at PE sent me a pack of goodies from Hot Off The Press from their new Chalkboard range. The brief was to make cards for Fathers Day - not always easy to come up with ideas for men's cards that don't feature sports or beer! This was a lovely range to work with, hope you like the cards.


You can find this range of crafting goodies here
Happy Crafting, and don't forget Fathers Day is 15th June.
Marie x

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Spectrum Noir Pen Storage

Hi all,

Just a quick post to share how I have stored my Spectrum Noir Pens

This is an old DVD storage rack which I picked up at a Car Boot sale for £1. I have made 'shelves' for the pens from sheets of grey board. The storage for my ink pads next to it was also from a Car Boot - £1 for 3 - a real bargain!
Happy Crafting
Marie x


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Scruffy Little Cat

Another quick sneak peek using the new Scruffy Little Cat CD and stamps from Crafters Companion which are launching tomorrow as Pick of the Week on Create and Craft at 12pm.

This time I have made the bag from Kraft Card and used Ashleigh stamp coloured with Spectrum Noir pens:
Skin - TN2, TN3, FS2, FS3, CR3
Hair - GB3, GB5, GB8, TN6, TN9
Dress - DR2, DR4, DR6, DR7
Bags - TN1, TN2, EB1, EB2, EB6, GB8, GB9, GB10
This is only the second image I have coloured with the SN pens - they really are great.
The papers and flower are from the CD. Quite liking the Red with Kraft Card. Don't forget to check out some more ideas and interview with the creator of Scruffy Little Cat here.
Hope you are able to catch some of the shows.
Fri 9th - 12pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sat 10th - 8am, 1pm, 5pm
Sun 11th - 12pm, 1pm, 4pm
Mon 12th - 2pm, 5pm
Tue 13th - 12pm, 5pm
Wed 14th - 3pm, 6pm
Thur 15th - 9am, 1pm
Happy Crafting
Marie x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Scruffy Little Cat

Scruffy Little Cat sneak peek

Hi All

Today I have a sneak peek of the fabulous Scruffy Little Cat range from Crafters Companion that will be launching on Create and Craft on Friday 9th May.

This is a gift bag which looks a bit like a handbag. I have used a stamp from the collection called Louise and coloured her with Spectrum Noir Pens and used papers from the Scruffy Little Cat CD.

Spectrum Noir pens used:
SKIN - FS3, FS5, FS7, FS8, TN2
HAIR - EB1, EB2, GB1, GB2, GB8
DRESS - PP1, PP3, PP4, BP2

In the new collection includes:
- Two 6x6" paper pads
- Two 5x7" embossing folders
- One die-cut topper sheet
- Eight 4" acrylic stamps
- One papercrafting CD-ROM
- Six A6 rubber stamp sets (plus two exclusive Ideal World ones)

 The images are perfect for using with your Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils and you can really go to town enhancing your backgrounds with embossing folders and embellishing with gems, glitter and ribbon!

So why not pop over to the Crafter's Companion site where you can read an interview with the artist and discover her inspiration behind the fantastic Scruffy Little Cat range:, then simply remember to tune in to Create and Craft on Friday 9th May for the first show at 3pm!

Happy Crafting
Marie x