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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Playing with sand

Hello to everyone. 
 I hope you are managing to keep warm and dry in this awful spell of weather we are having.  
My card share for today features a male themed card using a Stamp and DP from the Camden Town range from Crafter's Companion.


I have been exploring creating texture using alcohol markers with some of my recent cards and in this one I have used craft sand coloured with my Spectrum Noir Markers to create depth and extra texture.  This image brings back many happy memories, as we used to have a split screen camper van.  

List of materials used to make this card:

Crafter's Companion Camden Town Stamp
Neenah Solar White Card
Spectrum Noir Markers Used:
TN1-4, BG1-6, TB, IG1-3, EB1
Centura Pearl Card – Darks for mat and tag
Image and mat cut with Spellbinders Labels Die
Shaped A4 card base
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Sentimentals Stamp – Imagine.
Paper is Camden Town free CD-ROM with Crafter's Inspiration Magazine – Volume 3, printed onto Satin Finish Printer Paper
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Dies – Scalloped Tags
Collall Tacky Glue
Ribbon and button 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,


X



Monday, 27 January 2014

A little Bamboo

Hello to everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful week-end.  My card share for today features the so sweet Bamboo from Crafter's Companion.


List of Materials used to make this card:

Crafter's Companion Party Paws Bamboo Stamp
Memento Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Card
Spectrum Noir Pens Used:
BG1- 9, CR6-11, HB1-3, LG1-3, CT4, OR1, EB1, IB1, Blender Pen
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Dies – Chantilly Lace Frame and Circle Doilies
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion Die'sire Sentimentals Stamp – Imagine.
Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Power.
Papers are Sheena Douglas 'A Little Bit Oriental' free with Crafter's Inspiration Magazine – Volume 3, printed onto Satin Finish Printer Paper
Centura Pearl Card A4 folded at A4 half fold and gate-fold on one side
Gold Mirror Card

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

MIM - Challenge #176

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


X

Friday, 24 January 2014

Eye colouring tutorial for Spectrum Noir Markers

Hello to everyone I hope this finds you well.  

 Today I have a colouring tutorial to share with you, posted on the Spectrum Noir Blog.  
Please click here to visit and view. 

 I have used the image Amber Eyes from Crafts and Me.  
I was intrigued by the eye colours used and thought I would case the image and provide a tutorial on my interpretation for colouring these beautiful eyes.


List of materials used to make this card:

Wonderful image as listed above
Spectrum Noir markers used listed in tutorial, please seen link above.   White gel pen.
Crafty Individuals design paper which were embossed and distressed using gilding wax, gold and patina.
Die cut mount is a Spellbinder Die.  I also used a Marianne clock die, distressed with gilding wax and flower sprays.
Ribbon, flowers are Prima and bling are from my stash.
Card base and detail are kraft card.


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 crafty hugs to everyone.


X

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Wonderful Brambly Hedge

Hello to everyone and a happy Wednesday.  
This week is rushing past, like every other.  I am so looking forward to the longer days and more daylight for colouring.  
 My card for today features another cute Brambly Hedge image from Crafter's Companion.  I really do love this little fellow.


This is another one of my Creative Cardmaking Magazine cards which I have been sharing with you this week.  It has been a delight to provide my first stand alone feature and I so enjoyed exploring all of the techniques I used to add texture to alchol marker colour.

List of Materials used to make this card:

Crafter's Companion Brambly Hedge Spring Stamp
Memento Ink
Neenah Solar White Card
Spectrum Noir Pens used:
TN1-5, TB1-4, CT1-3, CR4-7, IB1-3, LG1-3. EB1, BG1
Spectrum Noir Refill Ink – Blender 
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Dies – Chantilly Lace Frame, Circle Doilies, Lace Border 8 and Camellia Quilling Die Small
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion Die'sire Sentimentals Stamp – Imagine.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China
Spellbinders Oval Die Cut and Mount
Centura Pearl Card to make card base 8'' x 8''
Centura Pearl Card – Pastels for mats and detail.
Crafter's Companion Brambly Hedge Spring/Summer CD-ROM for design papers printed onto Crafter's Companion Satin Finish Printer Paper
Ribbon, buttons and twine are 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,

  

X



Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Creating texture for alcohol marker fur tutorial

Hello to everyone.  Just a quick post from me today to let you know that the tutorial for creating texture for alcohol maker fur is now on Crafter's Companion blog.



I hope that you find this useful.  

Sending hugs to all from,

  

X





Monday, 20 January 2014

A sweet little Friend

Hello to everyone.  Did you enjoy your weekend?  It was lovely here on Sunday, mild and for once, sunny.  We found a butterfly in the conservatory, never seen that before in January.  I think we are in for a spell of much colder weather but its mid-January and spring is fast approaching.

My card share for today features the super sweet image Friend from Crafter's Companion. 


List of materials used to make this card:
Crafter's Companion Mulberry Wood Everyday Stamp – Friend
Neenah Solar White Card
Spectrum Noir markers:
TN1-5, BG1-3, PP4-5, HB1-3, LG1-3, CT4
Spectrum Noir Refill Ink – Blender 
Crafter's Companion Mulberry Wood Everyday CD-ROM
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Dies – Chantilly Lace Frame, Enchanted Spring and Camellia Quilling Die Small
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion Die'sire Sentimentals Stamp – Imagine.
Centura Pearl Card White 
Core'dinations Card 
Spellbinder Die Cut Leaves
 Fancy button and pearl medallion from The Hobby House
Ribbon and lace 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,

  

X

Saturday, 18 January 2014

A sweet Barkley creation.

Hello to everyone and Happy Saturday.  
I hope you are well and the weather is being kind to you. 
 Its so wet here.  I can't remember another winter with so much rain, but it has been mild.

I have a sweet Barkley creation to share with you today. 
I don't usually find male cards easy to create but I loved working on this one and Barkley is so very sweet.


List of materials used to make this card:

Crafter's Companion Barkley Everday Stamp - No 1
Spectrum Noir markers Used:
LG1-LG4, TN1-5, BG1-5, CR7-8, Blender Pen
Spectrum Noir Re-fill bottle - Blender to distress wheelbarrow
Darice Embossing Folder – Brick Pattern
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Dies – Chantilly Lace Frame and Scalloped Tags
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion Die'sire Sentimentals Stamp – Imagine.
Centura Pearl Card, Core'dinations Cardstock 
Paper from Barkley Everday CD-ROM

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.  
A very warm Welcome to all of my new followers.

Sending crafty hugs to all and hope  you enjoy your weekend.

  

X




Thursday, 16 January 2014

One of my featured cards and a link to the tutorial on Creative Cardmaking Magazine website.

Hello to everyone.  Just a quick post from me tonight.  
One of my cards featured in Creative Cardmaking Magazine is on Crafter's Companion FB page tonight with a link to an online tutorial on the Creative Magazine website here 

I am totally thrilled about this. 


My card has been coloured using Spectrum Noir Pens.
Spectrum Noir  markers:
FS2, FS4, TN2, TN3, TN4, EB1, PP1-6 IB1-3, HBI1-3, LG1-3, BG1


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

Sending crafty hugs to all from,


X

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Colourful Friends

Good evening to everyone.  Have you had a good day? 
 I have been out and about most of the day and got rather wet.


I have been having more fun using my Spectrum Noir Pens (and a little pencil detail crept in - I can't resist them).  
This image is Wendy from Saturated Canary.  Its one of my favourite Saturated Canary images.  I love her serene face. 
 I have been trying to bring more definition to my face colouring using my wonderful Speccies.

List of materials used to make this card:
Wonderful image as listed above
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, FS6, FS8, TN1, TN2
Hair:  TN1, TN2, EB1, EB2, EB3
Dress and Ribbon:  PP1-3, IB1-2 and blender pen
Ground: IB1-2.
Image on Neenah Solar Card
Centura Pearl Cardstock form Crafter's Companion
Heart Doily Die Cut - Die'sire Die Crafters Companion
Heart edge border die - Memory Box, Cherish Border
DI for edges of image and papers
DP are from my stash
Ribbon, pearl button and beautiful pink ribbon lace are 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,


x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

My feature article for Crafter's Companion and card on font cover of Creative Cardmaking Magazine - Issue 63

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well. 
 I have just received my copy of Creative Cardmaking Magazine Issue 63.  
This contains my feature article for Crafter's Companion - Adding texture to coloured images and my card made the front cover.



To say I am delighted is an understatement.  

Many thanks to Leann Chivers for this fabulous opportunity.

Sending crafty hugs to you all and many thanks for your continued support.


X

Monday, 13 January 2014

A little spring card to brighten your day - colour blending practice

Hello to everyone and Happy Monday.  I hope you are well and had a good weekend.

I have a sweet little card to share with you today featuring Goosey Gander from Sugar Nellie.  


I am a bit obsessed with blending colour tones at the moment and the new Spectrum Noir marker are an absolute dream to blend with. 
 Here is a link to a blending tutorial which I have found so useful. 
 I have also used the flicking technique to colour the hair of this cute little girl using the new Spectrum Noir Brush Nibs.  

List of materials used to make this card.
Wonderful Sugar Nellie image.
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, FS8, TN1, TN2
Hair:  TN1-4, EB2-4
Clothes:  CT1-4, IB1-3, TN1-4 plus blender pen
Goose:  CT2-4, OR1, TN4, IG1-2
Ground: BG1-2, TN2-4
Dei'sire Heart Doily Cutting Die
Papers are from my stash
Centura Pearl Pastel Card from Crafter's Companion
Glitter Card
Flowers and ribbon from my stash.

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

Sending crafty hugs to all from,


X




Saturday, 11 January 2014

Sharing another Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils preview for CHA


Hello to everyone.  I have another CHA preview card to share with you for Crafter's Companion.  I hope you like it.



This card has been coloured using both my Spectrum Noir Pens and the new Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils from Crafter's Companion. They work together so well.  The image just lifts from the page.

Here is a link to the Spectrum Noir Blog where further information and images of these fabulous pencils can be found. 

Leann will be appearing on Create and Craft today at 4pm GMT and broadcasting from CHA with these lovely new products.


Saturated Canary, Willow, Digital Stamp
Using markers, pencils and blending solution
Spectrum Noir markers:
FS2, LY1, TN1-3, IG1-2, HB1, EB1-2, LG1-3, IBI-2
Spectrum Noir pencils and Blending Solution
Pencils used:
004, 005, 007, 008, 001, 002, 009, 16, 84, 87, 107, 106, 15, 78, 80, 38. 45, 48, 52.
Crafter's Companion Neenah Classic Crest Card – Solar White
Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock


A quick update from Sara's Blog featuring Leann, Taylor and a certain card at CHA, so thrilled.  Everything looks fabulous. 




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

Sending crafty hugs to all from,



X

Friday, 10 January 2014

A sneak peek of the new Spectum Noir Blendable Pencils. My first project for CHA.

I am so very excited to share a project I have made, using the new Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils from Crafter's Companion.



Here is a link to the Spectrum Noir Blog where further information and images of these fabulous pencils can be found. 

 The pencils really are a joy to use with a wonderful range of colours, fabulous tonal shades and are so easy to blend.  They also work beautifully with my Spectrum Noir Pens.

Leann will be appearing on Create and Craft on Saturday 11th Jan. 2014  at 4pm GMT and broadcasting from CHA with these lovely new products.




A closer view of this so sweet boy in all of his coloured splendour. 
 I have used the pencils to colour this stamp, including blending the background.

List of materials used to make this card:

Crafters Companion Humphrey – Stamp and Sentiment. 
Using pencils and blending solution
Crafter's Companion Barkley Everyday CD-ROM for papers
Spectrum Noir Pencils and Blending Solution
Spectrum Noir Pencils used:
112, 114, 116, 61, 62, 65, 001, 14, 43, 46, 47.
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Die – Chantilly Lace, Butterflies and Circle Doilies
Crafter's Companion Neenah Classic Crest Card – Solar White
Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl Card

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 crafty hugs to all from,



X










Wednesday, 8 January 2014

So excited about publication - Makey Bakey Mice feature in Papercraft Essentials Magazine

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well. 
 I am having a couple of quiet days and am so enjoying the projects I am working on.  

Recently Papercraft Essentials Magazine featured the Makey Bakey Mice and I had ordered a copy of the magazine, which arrived today. 
 Several of the Crafter's Companion DT have cards showcased in the magazine and I was so delighted to be included in this.




The image above show the magazine photograph of my card.  I am so pleased with how good the card looks in the pictures.

Sending hugs to everyone from,

X

This Little Piggy!

Hello to all!  Sharing a quick Spectrum Noir ArtLiner sketch for #inktober2017.   I have so much fun sketching and drawing with these pens...