Saturday, 22 October 2016

Neve and Ashleigh

Hello Folks

Another post featuring some Spectrum Noir Illustrator samples. Fiona is on our screens today at 11am, 3pm and 6pm putting these pens through their paces. I do hope you can join her.
For this 6" square card I have used a Whimsy stamp called Neve which I stamped onto Neenah card and coloured with the Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens - 
  • skin - eggshell, linen, honeydew and blush
  • hair - ice grey 1, ice grey 6, blue grey 3 and petrol blue
  • dress - pearl blue, denim, true blue, blue grey 1 and ice grey 2
  • snow - sterling silver and crystal clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
  • sky - smokey blue

For my second card I have used Scruffy Little Cat Ashleigh stamp (from Crafter's Companion) and the following Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens - 
  • skin - eggshell, linen, honeydew and blush
  • hair - russet, leather and henna
  • shopping - pale tan, honeydew, apricot, pink lace, vintage pink, flame red, wisteria, old lavender, ice grey 2, soft brown and raw sienna
  • clothes - smokey blue, vintage blue, green grey 1, green grey 3, golden wood, soft brown and raw sienna
  • lips - vintage blue and blender
  • eyes - wisteria, old lavender and black
  • sky - ice grey 2
  • ground - brown grey 2 and brown grey 6
Thank you for stopping by today

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Tilda and hummingbirds

Good Friday afternoon folks

Yipee IT'S HALF TERM!!!! Yes I have finished work for a week and it is Crafter's Companion's 11th birthday so I can finally share my samples made using the fabulous new Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens. I have been busy playing with these gorgeous pens for the past few weeks and they are AMAZING!! They are very juicy, blend seamlessly and have the most fabulous nibs - one is an extremely soft brush nib and the other is a small bullit nib which is just perfect for colouring tiny areas. I thought I would share 2 cards today. Here is the first one - 
For this 6"x6" card I have used A little bit sketchy tropical nectar stamp (from Sheena Douglass) and the following Illustrator pens - 

  • bird - pearl blue, denim, true blue, petrol blue, blue grey 1, canary, bright orange, emerald & pale citrus
  • flowers - baby pink, fruit pink, cocktail pink, daffodil, sunshine, canary, yellow, pale citrus & salad
  • background - pale mint, pearl blue, denim & blender

For this easel card I used a Tilda stamp (sweet Tilda with balloon) from Magnolia and the following Illustrator pens - 

  • skin - eggshell, linen, honeydew & blush
  • hair - amber, leather, henna & black
  • suit & balloon - portrait pink, rose, rose blush, blush, blender & cocktail pink
  • sky - pearl blue & blender
Leann is back on Hochanda this afternoon at 5pm and tomorrow at 11am, 3pm and 6pm. Why not join her and see these fabulous pens in action. They have an amazing deal on which includes the pens, storage trays and a gorgeous bag too.

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy your evening

Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Anniversary congratulations

Good morning folks

Wednesday already. Only 3 more days before half term; not that I am counting (well I am)..... Woo Hooo!
This is my final anniversay card for a while - 

I have used - 
  • paper flowers paper pad from First Edition
  • white/hint of silver and lilac centura pearl
  • gold mirri
  • Spellbinder's Botanical Bliss - Botanical medallion die set
  • Spellbinder's Botanical Bliss - Floral tags die set
  • Woodware Happy Anniversay stamp set
  • milled lavender distress ink
  • gems from my stash
I inked through the die with milled lavender distress ink.
Thank you for stopping by today

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Love Blossoms

Hello Folks

Today I thought I would share some Hunkydory cards I made in the summer. Again this kit had been languishing in my crafty stash and I decided to make it up. Here are some of the cards I made - 

I have used - 
  • Love Blossoms card kit from Hunkydory
  • gold mirri
  • ribbons, pearls and gems from my stash

All very simple and straight forward to make but perfect for when Mr Mojo trots off on holiday (which is exactly what happened to me in the summer). 

Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs

Monday, 17 October 2016

Seasons Greetings

Hello folks

One week to go before my week off - yipee....... Nothing exciting planned just lots of R and R before the mamouth 8 week Christmas term to come.
Today I am sharing another "I wonder what....." card. I watched Leann on the TV a few weeks back when she was showcasing the 8x8 create-a-card dies and I thought "I wonder if that would work if I used the 6x6 create-a-card die?" This is the result - 
I have used -

  • white/hint of silver, platinum and blue centura pearl
  • Die'sire 6x6 create-a-card Christ,as Eve die
  • Die'sire Edgeables seasons greetings die
  • Nordic Christmas - reindeer forest embossing folder
  • silver gems from my stash

I added some Tumbled glass distress ink whilst the card was still in the die to add definition to the die cut.
Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Lawn bowls

Good morning folks

A quick post from me today......
This is a card I made for my dad's recent birthday. He is a regular bowler during the summer months so this was just perfect for him.
I have used - 

  • Hunkydory's gentlemen's journey - you bowl me over
  • Green Adorable Scoreable
  • gold mirri
  • Gentlemen's journey inserts
Right that's all from me for today. I am off to hockey with my children this morning and then into my craft room this afternoon; I have some DT work to do and some birthday cards too. Busy, busy, busy.

Enjoy your weekend

Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Good morning folks and a very happy hump day.

Today at work I am dressing up as a Victorian school marm for our topic this term. I have to be very stern and strict. This should be fun.
As a complete contrast this is my card for today - 
This was another of my Spectrum Noir TV design team samples for the launch of the Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils launch in the USA. I have used Verity Rose Moonstruck stamp from Crafter's Companion which I stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and coloured with the following pencils - 

  • chair - verdigris, night sky, havanna, coffee bean, forest green, viridian, grape, sangria and black
  • hat - red currant, grape, sangria, verdigris, night sky, smoke and pewter
  • skin - cream, eggshell, saddle brown and peach
  • hair - copper, walnut and bark
  • eyes - vintage blue and black
  • ground - stone and earth
  • sky - seal grey

I also used - 

  • Verity Rose paper pad
  • teal and purple core'dinations
  • white/hint of silver centura pearl
  • Verity Rose accessories stamp and die set
  • Spellbinder's oval nesties
  • Die'sire Be-bunni lace border die
  • hickory smoke distress ink
  • white satin ribbon and pearl rom my stash

I stamped and die cut the owl from the accessories kits and then coloured him with the following Spectrum Noir colourblend pencils - 

  • havana, coffee bean, eggshell, saddle brown, canary and crystal clear Sparkle pen

Thank you for stopping by today

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