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Monday, 28 July 2014

A little chocolate smile to brighten your day.

Hello to everyone.  I have a sweet Mo Manning image to share with you today, Chocolate Smile.  This really is adorable and I hope will make you smile.   I had so much fun colouring this cutie pie.  




List of materials used to make this card:

Chocolate Smile from Mo Manning
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, TN2, CR6, + 02, 09, 23, 85, 102
Hair:  EB2, GB1, GB3, GB5,  + 14, 18, 21, 102, 120
Clothes and Chocolate:  TB1, TB2, TB3, CR2, CR4, CR6, LY1, LY2, LY3, OR2, EB2, EB4, EB6, blender, + 14,18, 90 27, 32, 68, 74, 102, 111, 120
Background:  IB1, IG2, blender
Neenah Classic Crest Card
Coredinations Card
Crafter's Companion Kraft Card
DP form my stash
Embossalicious folder - Clouds
Prima flower
Die cuts are:  Joy Craft, Spellbinders circles and leaf, Marianne Design Button (I think, I have had this for quite a while). 
Frantage - Shabby white.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Use a sentiment
Crafting at the Week-end - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Dies and or Punches
Papercreator's Crafts - For a child


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Friday, 25 July 2014

My first DT card for Wags 'n Whiskers

Hello to everyone.  I am so delighted to be able to share some exciting news.  I have been asked to join the Design Team for Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge Blog and I am enjoying working with these fabulous images.   This Challenge is Polka Dots and I have featured the sweet image Love You Sis, coloured using my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils.



List of materials used to make this card:

Neenah Classic Crest Card
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, TN2 + 05, 09
Hair:  GB1-4 + 88, 92
Clothes and brolly:  CR6-8, TB1-3 CT1-3 + 14, 18, 27. 68, 74, 87, 120
Ground:  IG1-2
Coredinations Card and Core Coutour Glitter Card
DP from my stash
Martha Stewart heart border punch
Spellbinders roses die cuts, La-la-land Banner, Marianne Swirl, tag die cut
Fran-tage, Shabby Blue
White gel pen dots
Ribbon, buttons, bling from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bebunni Christmas Present. Creating a light source tutorial for Spectrum Noir.

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.  I would like to share a step by step tutorial on creating a light source as my monthly tutorial for Spectrum Noir.  I have used the so cute stamp Bebunni - Christmas Present from Crafter's Companion.



List of materials used to make this card:

Spectrum Noir markers and blendable pencils used, listed in the tutorial. 
Snowflakes folder from Crafter's Companion
Distress Ink detail
Ribbon and bling from my stash.


I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Come and Get it Challenge - Christmas in July
Storyteller Challenge  -  Christmas in July
That Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Christmas in July
Craft your passionChristmas in July
Lexi's CreationsChristmas in July
Sparkle 'n SprinkleAnything Goes
City Crafter's Challenge  - Christmas in July
Die Cuttin Divas Christmas in July
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Deck the Halls

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,



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Saturday, 19 July 2014

A little foxy flicking practice.


Hello to everyone.  I hope your week-end is going well.  I have been practicing my flicking technique with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils.  I have found it very theraputic.  This so cute digital stamp is Fox from Oak Pond Creations.  I was lucky enough to have won this in a recent challenge.  



List of materials used to make this card:
Image Fox - Oak Pond Creations. 
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Fur: TN1-6, EB1-2 + 88, 92, 120
Ground and sky: IG1, IG5, IG7, IB1
Neenah Classic Crest Card for image and sentiment
Core'dinations Card for mats and layers
Papers are from my stash
Die cuts are - Magic Mirror and Leaf One - Die'sire Dies, corners are Marianne designs die
Flower punch in 3 sizes
Pearls are from my stash.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A little vintage creation for Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team


Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.  Thank you all for your continued support and lovely comments, which are much appreciated.  I have a vintage/shabby chic style creation to share with you today.


List of materials used to make this card:

Image from the Vintage Floral Collection - Crafter's Companion
Vintage Floral Collection - Crafter's Companion - Sentimentals Rubber Stamps - Sentiments

Crafters Companion Vintage Floral Collection 6x6 Paper Pad

Spectrum Noir markers and pencils:
PPI, PP2, CR6, CR8, DR6, DG1-3, IB1, GB1, + 27, 48
Core'dinations card  stock
Neenah Classic Crest card
Crafter's Companion Lace Border Die

Crafters Companion Die'sire Decorative Die - Circle Doilies

Crafters Companion Lace Flower Die'sire Quilling Die

Crafters Companion Leaf 1 Die'sire Quilling Die

Lace and fabric rose bud from my stash.


A picture of the card when closed

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


A picture of the inside of the card featuring sentiment and die cut flower detail.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Perfect Summer's Day.

Hello to everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your week-end.  I have a sweet card share today featuring Strawberry Girl from Mo ManningI love working with this image.  She is an absolute delight to colour.


List of materials used to make this card:
Image - Mo Manning - Strawberry Girl.
Spectrum Noir markers and pencils used:
Skin: FGS2, FS4, FS6, TN2, CR3 + 03, 08, 09, 85
Hair: IG3 - 6, + 119, 120

Dress, flower, flip flops: PP1, PP2, CR6. CR8, DG2, DG3, + 01, 27, 32, 45, 47, 115
Grass and background: DG1-3, BT1-2, + 45, 47, 49, 67
Centura Pearl card base
Core'dinations card for mats and Camellia flower
Camellia flower large and small, Leaf one, left over from lace flower forms centre of flower  Quilling Die - Crafter's Companion
Die'sire Circle Doily die cut and Spellbinder circle die.
DP from my stash.
Fran'tage shabby white.
Embossalicious folders, Fly a kite and Beautiful Bunting
Sentiment is Sentimentals - Nature.
Bling and buttons from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge - Flowers
Fussy and Fancy  Challenge - Its all about girls
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting at the week-end - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Summertime Fun
Di's Digi's - Summer Fun
Digi Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Challenge - Anything Goes
Twisted Thursday challenge for July 10 - July 16, the challenge is Anything goes with the optional Twist of Fun in the Sun.
Come and Get it Challenge - Colours of Summer
Fairytale Stamper -Summer
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challege - July - Summer

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,



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Friday, 11 July 2014

Fun with the Blender pen!

Hello to everyone.  My card share features the lovely image, Mermaid of Star, from A Day for Daisies.  I am particularly fond of this image and have tried to colour her to reflect the shades of the ocean.  I have used the blender pen to create definition and texture on this image and you will find a fabulous tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog using this technique.  

 

List of materials used to make this card:

Shaped card base
DP from my stash painted with Gesso through the blue bubble trellis used on the card.
Image is Mermaid of Star from A Day for Daisies
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, TN2
Tail and hair:  TB2, TB2, IBI, BT1, BT2, CG1, CG2,  DG2, blender pen
Fran-tage Shabby Blue
Spellbinders frame die
Floral swirl die
Die cuts, ribbon, cheese-cloth, pearl ribbon and flowers from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:




Just a quick reminder of the July Spectrum Noir Challenge - Summer.  We would be so pleased if you joined us using your Spectrum Noir markers and//or pens.  Here is the link.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,



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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Little Drummer Boy for Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team

Hello to everyone.  I have another sweet card to share with you for Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team (CCIIT).  This features the so cute image Drummer Boy from the Angelica and Adam Collection for Crafter's Companion.  


List of materials used to make this card:

Little Drummer Boy - Angelica and Adam Collection - Acrylic Stamp - Crafter's Companion
Spectrum Noir Markers and pencils used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, FS6, TN2, + 03, 08, 09
Hair:  GB2, GB4, + 85, 90, 100
Clothes and drum:  TB1, TB2, CR6, CR8, EB2, IG1, IG2, + 27, 67, 74, 90
Background and stars:  BG1, BG2, GB2, + 115, 14, 17 
Neenah Classic Crest Card 
Buttons, twine and tile from my stash.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Monday, 7 July 2014

A Little Bit Magical - Sheena Douglass - Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team

Hello to everyone.  I have a Sheena Douglass creation to share with you today.  This features a stunning image from the Honesty Collection from Sheena Douglass coloured using my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils.  

I have added hidden tag detail to this card which will fit behind the front image.


List of materials used to make this card:

CR8, CR10, CR11, DR5, FS2, FS4, LG1
01, 02, 05, 06, 08, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 45, 50,
84, 90,104, 113, 115
Designer papers are freebie from magazine
Ribbon, bling, charms from my stash

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Shirley from Mo Manning for Spectrum Noir

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well. A warm welcome to my new followers, so happy to see you here.   I have sweet card to share with you today featuring the so cute image Shirley from Mo Manning  The image is coloured using my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils with a little touch of white gel pen.  Here is a link to a Spectrum Noir tutorial on creating folds in dresses. 


List of materials used to make this card:
8'' x 8'' shaped card base
Image – Shirley – Mo's Digital Pencil image
Sentiment - computer generated
Spectrum Nior Markers and Blendable Pencils used:
Skin: FS2, FS4, FS6,TN2, TN4, 03, 23, 27, 90, 96
Hair: GB1-2, TN2, 90, 92
Dress, shoes, ribbons and trim, : LG1-3, PP1-3, 32, 35, 46, 48, 115, 120
Background: IB1-2, TN2, TN4,EB5
White Gel Pen
Glitter, Frantage – Shabby White and Shabby Pink
Designer Paper – Kaisercraft – Chanteuse, Bo Bunny – Little Miss Collection, Glitz - Hello Friend
Core'dinations Card – Nostaligia
Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl Card – Fresh pink and Snow-white, silver
Neenah Classic Crest Card for image and sentiment
Die cuts: Sweetheart Frame – Cheery Lynn Designs, Marianne Designs – Swirl #1, Fancy Tags #3 – Spellbinder Dies
Collall Tacky and Multi-purpose Glue, Quickie Glue Pen
Crafter's Companion – Red Liner Tape
Flowers, buttons, lace, satin and organza ribbon and pearls from my stash



I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges.

Art by Miran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Summer Days
Craft for the Craic - Favourite Colours - Pink and Green
Crafty Little Fairies - Summer Fun
Mo's Digital Challenge - Its a girls world
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Summer Fun
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Just Inspirational Challege - July - Summer

 Just a quick reminder of this month's Spectrum Noir Challenge - Summer.
 I hope you can join us using a creation coloured with your Spectrum Noir markers and/or pencils.
The Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge has now moved to Facebook and you can enter your creation here.


So delighted that this card has been featured on the Outlawz Challenge this week.


This card also made Top 3 at Mo's - so pleased.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.  Many thanks for your continued support which is much appreciated.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bebunni Christmas for Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.  A sweet Bebunni Christmas card share from me today for Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team.  I am loving working with these so cute stamps, papers and folders.    
 I had recently been asked to join the Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team.  You can find more information on the role of this team on these links:   here  or  here.  



List of materials used to make this card:

Crafters Companion Bebunni Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad

Fur - IG1-4 ( PP1 for ears, CR6 for nose and ear crease)
Pudd - TN1-4, BG1-2, CR6, DG3
Ivy - LG1-3, DG3, CR6
01,28, 32, 46, 85, 87, 92, 100, 115, 117, 119, 120

Crafters Companion Kraft Cardstock A4 - Pack of 50

Ribbon and button from my stash.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes 
As you like it Challenge - Do you prefer images of people or animals?  At the moment it would be animals.  I am always in love with the image I have just coloured.  These are so endearing.  I love cute, so will fall head over heels with the next one, be it a cute person or animal to colour.


So pleased this card made Top 3

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all from,


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