Friday, 24 February 2017

18th birthday wishes

Good morning

Well I hope you all survived storm Doris without much damage. We were remarkably unscathed, thank goodness although I did have a near miss with a men at work sign!
Today is my son's 18th birthday and he shares it with two of his friends. These are the cards I made for them -
I have used
  • Woodware 18th birthday stamp
  • Sara's signature collection - Just for men paper pads
  • gold and silver mirricard
  • Neenah crest card - white and desert storm
  • gold and silver embossing powder
  • Tonic layering circles and scalloped circles die sets
  • Die'sire congratulations die
That's all from me today, I am off to wake the birthday boy now and I will see you all soon.

Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Paper flowers

Good morning folks

Wednesday already...... my week off is flying by. I have been busy in my craft room preparing all my cards I need for March and today I am off to visit my eldest son in Preston and will take in a little crafty spending too!!
This is a recent card made with Tattered Lace's decorative trifold card die set (it looks wonky on the photo but it isn't in real life).
I also used - 

  • pink and platinium centura pearl
  • First Edition's Paper flowers paper pad
  • Tattered Lace blooms die set
  • Tattered Lace Happy Birthday with embellishments die
  • Tattered Lace pearl flourish 7
  • gems and ribbon from my stash

A little photo heavy from now on.......

Well that's all from me today, I hope you all have a good day.

Crafty hugs

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Exquisite florals

Hello folks

My final samples for the Colourista Dark launch for me to share with you today. These were both made using Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad - Exquisite Florals.

Firstly a picture - 
  • Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad - Exquisite Florals
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils - green, blue, light blue, silver and nickel
  • scraps of matt black card and platinium centura pearl
  • Sara's signature collection - floral delight pretty petals die set
  • Sara's signature collection - Butterfly lullaby fancy flourishes die set
  • dazzler from my stash
And finally a MDF heart hanger
For this heart I used
  • Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad - Exquisite Florals
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils - purple, violet, yellow, green, rose gold, blue and pink
  • MDF heart
  • black gesso
  • Sara's signature collection - Love and romance - I love you die
  • ribbon and pearl from my stash

Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs

Monday, 20 February 2017

Turning to teens

Good morning folks

Today sees the start of my half term holidays and I am hoping to get some crafty me time this week. My son is celebrating his 18th birthday at the end of the week too and my garden is in need of some TLC so it is promising to be a busy week. Lets hope I can fit it all in.
Today's card is one I made for my god-daughter's 13th birthday. She isn't a girly girl so I am hoping that this hit the right tone, pretty (not too pretty) and a little grown up - 
I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to colour the whole card and I was very pleased with the results.
I used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Neenah white stamping card
  • matt black card
  • blue core'dinations
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens - inspired violet, aquarmarine, amethyst, starry sky, crystal clear and onyx black
  • Sheena's perfect partners dragonfly dance stamp and die set
  • Tonic Chevron number 1 and spotted number 3 dies
  • pearl swirl from Creative Expressions
  • sentiment from Crafter's Companion Inspirations magazine

I created the background using the Sparkle pens which I scribbled onto a glass mat, spritzed with water and blotted with a piece of Sheena's stamping card.
I coloured the numbers in a similar way to the background but added onyx black to the edges and then blended with the crystal clear pen.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - - week 403 - anything goes.html - animal magic

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Under the sea

Good Sunday morning folks

Today I am sharing another couple of sneaky peaks. This time using the Under the Sea Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad.
Firstly a diarama card - 
For this card I have used - 

  • Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad - Under the sea
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils - pink, violet, purple, green, yellow, blue, light blue, silver, nickel, mica, rose gold and gold
  • matt black card
  • pale blue centura pearl
  • Die'sire Edgeables - on your special day die

And a box - 

For this box I used - 

  • Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad - Under the sea
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils - yellow, blue, purple, pink and rose gold
  • matt black card
  • yellow centura pearl
  • Die'sire Downton Abbey delicate bow die
  • pearl from my stash

The pads and pencils will be launched on Hochanda TV on 27th February 2017 at 8pm.

Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy your Sunday.

Crafty hugs

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Introducing Colourista Dark and Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils

Good morning folks

Yes you read correctly - metallic pencils. These are fabulous, rich and creamy texture which look amazing on black card stock. The Colourista range is also introducing some beautiful dark pencil pads on which the pencils are superb. 
Here are a couple of sneaky peaks - 
Firstly a framed picture -
I have used - 

  • Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad - Exquisite Florals
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils - pink, violet, gold, silver, nickel, purple, yellow and green
  • cheap photo frame which was originally bright red. I painted it with black gesso and then rubbed silver gilding wax lightly over the frame once the gesso was dry
  • platinium centura pearl

Secondly a side stepper card - 

I have used - 

  • Colourista Dark Premium pencil pad - Exquisite Florals
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils - green, purple, violet, pink, gold, rose gold and yellow
  • matt black card
  • lilac centura pearl
  • Die'sire Happy Birthday die
  • black satin ribbon and pearl from my stash

These pencils are pads are due to be launched during the Crafter's Companion Anniversary shows on Hochanda commencing on 23rd Febuary.

Thank you for stopping by today
Crafty hugs

Friday, 17 February 2017

Y - You choose

Hello folks and a very happy Friday

I know it has been a while hasn't it. I have been very busy in my craft room with projects I am hoping to share with you next week but today sees the start of a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge and this fortnight it is a simple challenge (I think) of "You choose".
This is my DT card for the challenge - 
I have used - 

  • Sheena's A Little bit Sketchy - Every Rose
  • Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens - cherry red, ruby, cardinal, moss green, camo green, forest green, sand, earth brown, smokey blue and vintage blue
  • Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils - sangria and fern green
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - crystal clear
  • matt black card
  • black magic core'dinations
  • green core'dinations
  • Sheena's Day of the Dead twisted vines embossing folder
  • Tonic layering squares dies
  • Spellbinder's A2 filigree delight die set
  • ribbon and gems from my stash
  • antique linen distress ink

I added crystal clear Sparkle pen to the rose although you can't see it very well from this photo.
I do hope that you will be able to join in the fun this fortnight at Alphabet Challenge, why not pop over to the blog and see what my fellow teamies have made.

Enjoy your day.
Crafty hugs