Friday, 29 January 2016

A Country Life

Wow! Twice in one week, must have fallen and bumped my head!

But I'm back for a really good reason and that is to remind you all to tune in to Create and Craft at midday today when Fiona will be bringing the pick of the week, which is a stunning new collection from Morgan Fitzsimons (yes the same lady who brought the INCREDIBLE Flights of Fantasy collection).  There is a fabulous CD full of the most amazing images to cover so many occasions and then some beautiful stamps too so you can get colouring with all your Spectrum goodies!

This card was made using one of the Card Companions from the CD, together with one of the backing papers.  The flowers were cut from Centura Pearl using the Die'sire Forget me Not dies, I then coloured the flowers using Spectrum Noir pens (PL2 and PL4), shaped using a ball tool, layered and added a gem to the centre, some ribbon and a double bow (used the bowmaker on my Ultimate Pro) and your good to go, well once you've added an insert to the inside of the card, and there are some really lovely ones on this CD as well as some really lovely verses for your cards.

Well, make sure you tune in at MIDDAY TODAY and grab yours early!



Thursday, 28 January 2016

Just a quickie

Well, I'm trying to post slightly more often as I've been very quiet recently, still crafting but not getting it online.

This is a card I made for my daughter to take into the place she had been doing some work experience, it's a really simple card made using the Spectrum Aqua pens.  I just put some colour onto a piece of acetate (Teal, Gold & Red Violet), spritzed with water and then put the watercolour card on top, give it a wiggle and lift, then matt and layer onto some coloured card (I used Core'dinations) and add a die cut sentiment from the Die'sire Only Words range.

Well, hope you like it - it can be adapted in all sorts of ways, in fact I have already made another card in this sort of style which I will show soon....



Monday, 25 January 2016

Remember me?

 I cannot believe how fast this year is going, it will be pancake day in just a few weeks!  And then Valantines shortly after.

That being said, today I'm sharing a Christmas card, yep, I never stop with them, love making Christmas cards and with all the lovely pictures of New York covered in snow it really looks quite Christmasy over there (wet and windy over here as usual!).

I started with a 6x6 card blank and used Sara's Signature Collection 'Festive Wonder' Snowy Corner embossing folder to make one corner snowy and then inked this with Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks.  Then I used the Die'sire Christmas Edge'able 'Let it Snow' to give the sentiment at the top and embellished the card with some snowflakes cut using the 'Snowflake Trio' die (again from Sara's Signature Collection).

The image is a Woodware clear magic singles stamp that I got at Exeter last year, and coloured with my Spectrum Noir pencils (I have the old style ones but have given the link to the new), anyway, time to see the card....

These are the pencils I used:

Holly: 46, 49, 53
Berries: 26, 33
Nose: 19, 22, 26
Hat: 18, 80, 82, 1, 112, 114
Scarf: 78, 83, 66, 70, 73
Background: 74

Well, hope you like it & remember, it'll be Christmas again before you know it!