Sunday, 13 April 2014

Camden Town sneaky peek - Crafter's Companion

Hello there crafty peeps!

Got a sneak peek for you today of a fantastic new double CD ROM available on Create and Craft on Thursday with the lovely Dawn Wheeler! This is going to be a one day special so get yours before they go! Show times are 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm.

It is a gorgeous Camden Town double CD ROM - one for your female makes, one for your male. For those of you who loved the paper kit and stamps from last year, you will LOVE these!!! They are just beautiful!!

I made this card using the female CD ROM with a matching envelope:

The papers and topper are from the female CD ROM and the butterfly die is from the Die'sire range. All use with silver mirri card and some light blue pearls and three turquoise gems. I printed my topper onto Crafter's Companion Printable card and the papers are printed onto Crafter's Companion Satin Paper, which is super super smooth. Gorgeous stuff, and finished your makes off to a top quality!!

I raised the topper slightly using my Collall glue gel and the rest of the layers were stuck down using Collall All Purpose to give the card a nice sturdy finish.

This is the matching insert I printed for the inside:

Here is a side view:

Don't forget to tune in on Thursday to see Dawn demonstrating with these fabulous new CD's! They are beautiful!!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Mo Manning: Baby Fairy in Monochrome - Spectrum Noirs

Happy Saturday everyone!! Hope you are all having a restful weekend. I have to admit that I have hardly done anything today but I have had the busiest few weeks in a long time so it has been nice to just lounge around. 
This evening however, I managed to drag myself on the sofa up to the attic to do some crafting!

I coloured this little cutie in a couple of weeks ago so I thought it was about time I made him into a card ... 

Mo Manning baby fairy image coloured in monochrome using Spectrum Noir pens: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG5, IG7, IG9, True Black, DR4, DR6, DR7 and CR6. Coloured on new Desert Storm Neenah card

Papers: J'Adore by First Edition
Sentiment: Tim Holtz
Vintage Photo Distress Ink 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Rachelle Anne Miller - Magazine Freebies

Today I am sharing a card that I have made using one of the Rachelle Anne Miller toppers and two of the backing papers that were in the free paper pack with this month's Crafter's Inspiration magazine, available from Crafter's Companion.

I used a blank 6x6 card and matted the topper onto Centura Pearl card, all stuck together with the best glue in the world - Collall All Purpose! Then I added some embellies - some felt stars (not sure where I got them from!), some green gems and some sticky letters by Tim Holtz.

The images on the Rachelle Anne Miller CD ROM are just gorgeous, I love this one of the tortoise and as well as being in the free paper pack, there is a CD ROM with the magazine that contains a selection of goodies, including some from this range!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget the get the new mag, it is fab!!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Saturated Canary - Kisses (Spectrum Noir pens)

I have finally made her into a card! I just love this image and I spent a lot of time colouring her with my new Spectrum Noir pens, which I have to say I am loving!!!

So here is the final card featuring Kisses by Saturated Canary:

Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens:
Hair: BG2, BG3, BG4, BG6, BG7
Skin: FS1, FS2, TN2, CR2
Dress: BT2, BT4 and BT5
Top: IG1, IG2 and Blender
Boots: BG2, BG3, BG5, BG6, BG7
Lips: BP2
Hearts: DR7, DR4 and DR3
Stippled Background: BG2, BG3, BG5 and blender

Other materials:
Whitewash Core'dinations
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
Butterfly Flourish Die by Joanna Sheen
First Edition New Bloom papers
Purple pearl gems
Vintage raffle ticket (Etsy)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

On your screens now!! Barkley 4DD!

Hope you have been tuning into the fabulous 4 Day Deal shows on Create and Craft with the lovely Dawn. We are now half way through and there is so much gorgeousness to be had!!

The new papercrafting kits are from Crafter's Companion and feature the adorable Barkley and his friend Purrdey. 

Here is another of my samples, that has been on the telly!! I am so excited to see my cards on TV .. it is so exciting. I am so priveleged to be part of this design team for a company who bring us such amazing products on a regular basis!!

This card was made using the new papers, flowers for you embossing folder, epoxy stickers and acrylic stamps from the new Barkley papercrafting range. The colours and beautiful and perfect for all your spring/summer makes.

I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens and the colours I used are:
HB1, HB2, HB3, LV3
IG1, IG3, IG5, IG8
True Black

Other materials I used were Graphic 45 Core'dinations, Centura Pearl Hint of Silver for the base, Neenah for stamping my image onto and colouring, my Collall Glue Gel and 'best glue in the world' All Purpose glue. You have to try this glue if you haven't yet .. it gives a really nice sturdiness to your cards and will not come unstuck!! All available from Crafter's Companion. Click here to take you to the online shop!

And don't forget to stick the new magazine in your shopping basket with £50 worth of free gifts included!!

Happy crafting (and shopping!!)


Saturday, 29 March 2014

Another Barkley sneaky peek!!!

It is nearly time for the Barkley 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft at 8am on Monday .. got another sneaky peek for you!!

This is one of the acrylic stamps from the papercrafting kit along with the Dottie embossing folder, also in the kit!!! Along with lots more Barkley gorgeousness!!

The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir pens:
DR4, DR6, DR7
TN1, TN3, TN5
IG1, IG3, IG5, IG8
True Black and Blender pen

The card base is made with Centura Pearl Hint of Silver and I used some red Core'dinations. The image is stamped onto Neenah Classic Crest white card. The sentiment is from the 'Love is All You Need' Sentimentals range - all available from Crafter's Companion.

Finished off with some red pearl gems and a couple of paper flowers.

2 days to go ....

Friday, 28 March 2014

Saturated Canary Kisses with Spectrum Noirs

Still early days with my Spectrum Noir pens but am loving them! There are lots of fab tutorials on the Spectrum Noir website to help you!! Click on the image above to take you to the official website!!

Finished this yesterday and am really chuffed with how it has turned out! This is Kisses by Saturated Canary, I just love this image!!!

I used Neenah Classic Crest white cardstock available from Crafter's Companion to print my digital image onto and these are the Spectrum Noir colours I used:
Hair: BG2, BG3, BG4, BG6, BG7
Skin: FS1, FS2, TN2, CR2
Dress: BT2, BT4 and BT5
Top: IG1, IG2 and Blender
Boots: BG2, BG3, BG5, BG6, BG7
Lips: BP2
Hearts: DR7, DR4 and DR3
Background: BG2, BG3, BG5 and blender

I used Leann's tutorial on the Spectrum Noir website to help me with the curly hair. Click here to watch this video! And this is also my first successful attempt at pleats, what do you think??

For the stippled background tutorial by Alyce from Kit and Clowder, click here.

Happy weekend all!!!