Thursday, 21 May 2015

Exciting News ...

Been a little bit excited this week as I have had some good news. I have been accepted on a Design Team for Spectrum Noir!!! The team will be making samples for the TV shows on Create and Craft. I didn't think my colouring was good enough, so was really surprised when the news came through. 

This is the sample I sent

The stamp is by Sheena Douglass called Tropical Nectar and is coloured 
with Spectrum Noir pens. the colours I used are:-
Flowers LY3, CT2, CT4, GB4, OR1, OR2
Leaves GG3, GG4
Wings and Beak TB3, TB3, HB2, GT1
Head TB3, TB4, TB5, TB6, TB9
Body OR1, OR2, CT4, TB2, TB3, GT1, CG3, CG4, JG3

Off to do some more colouring - better get plenty of practice in !!

Happy Crafting xx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Memory Box Meadowbird Branch

Good Morning,

Here are some cards I made for this months Papercraft Essentials magazine.

The cards are aimed at men - always difficult to do - so no frills! The die set is from Memory Box called Meadowbird Branch. You get a small bird, and four dies which cut some really delicate bits of foliage in the set. The foliage would be useful for any cards with flowers to add some 'green bits'.
Here are the cards I made with the die.



These could easily be made into Christmas cards by making the little bird a robin with a red breast - will have to give that a go.

Happy Crafting xx

Monday, 11 May 2015

Spectrum Noir Pencils


Here's a stepper card I made using a Sheena Douglass stamp called Milestones and Moments
from the A Little Bit Sketchy stamp range.

I have coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Pencils.
These are the colours I used:- 18, 26, 47, 56, 58, 59, 60, 74, 75, 76, 112, 113, 118, 120
I blended the pencils with paper stumps and blending solution which gives a really
smooth finish to the coloured image.

Also used are Embossalicious Birthday Text 6x6 folder, Centura Pearl Snow white card,
Black card, VersaFine Black ink, Ribbon, glitter dots.

Happy Crafting x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Hot Air Balloon

Good Evening Crafter's,

Hope you have caught the shows on Create and Craft showing the new 3D templates from Crafter's Companion, they will be on again tomorrow if you missed them. This was my favourite one to make and the template is so simple to use and goes together really well.

Teddy is going for a ride!

This was made with the new A3 Springtime card and the die cut leaves and flowers are a Sheena Douglass die called Wild Rose. You can see more inspiration for the templates from the rest of the Design Team here.

Happy Crafting xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

Star Box

Just a quick post today to show you one of the new 3D templates from Crafter's Companion which are launching on Create and Craft at the weekend. This is the Star Box which is really easy to assemble and makes a lovely box - but a little bit different. 

This box was made from white Centura Pearl and the patterned card is from a new A3 pack called Springtime, which is double sided and gorgeous! The flowers are made with Die'sire Essentials - Flowers for all Occasions die.

 This one is made with another new A3 card pack from CC called Timeless and the butterfly is cut in glitter card with Die'sire Filigree Butterfly.

There are 6 new 3D templates, including a Hot Air Balloon which I will show you tomorrow.

Happy Crafting xx