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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Fabulous, fun blog hop with Crafter's Companion.

Hello to everyone. 
Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion will be part of the HSN 24-hour Day of Crafts on 1st July 2015.  


Welcome to our blog hop to celebrate this great Day of Crafts.




The gift box and matching gift card shown above have been made using the following products which feature in the shows:


All of my teammates are giving away stamps or dies...make sure you hop along to everyone’s blog, and leave comments to win their fabulous prizes! Be sure not to miss the huge prize packs on the Crafter’s Companion US blog and over on Sara Davies’ blog!  Please check the Crafter's Companion US blog for terms and conditions.

We would be so pleased if you joined us, so start hopping and commenting now for your chance to win!   



Layered Popcorn Box made with the following poducts:
Sweet Treats CD-ROM
Sweet Thing Embossing Board - Ultimate Pro.
Spectrum Noir markers:
FS2, FS4, GB1-3, TN2, IBI-2, TB1-2, CR6, DG1-3, PP1-2
Spectrum Noir pencils:
04, 05, 09, 12, 25, 28, 34, 46, 48, 65, 69, 74, 85, 116




This project features the large milk carton from the Special Treats double sided embossing board and papers from the Sweet Treats CD-ROM .

One lucky comment winner from this blog post will win a  'Congratulation to you'  Edge'ables  die from Crafter's Companion.  Comments for this blog prize will close on 2nd July at approx. 10am (GMT).   A random comment winner will be picked and I will post the winner on my blog.  






Another cute project made with the Sweet Things Double Sided Embossing Board and the Sweet Treats CD-ROM.

Enjoy the blog hop lovelies and please leave your comments below.




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Monday, 29 June 2015

Bokeh tutorial for Spectrum Noir.

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.
I would like to share a colouring tutorial for Spectrum Noir.

I have been seeing the 'Bokeh' technique on a lot of creations recently.  I have an easy step by step tutorial, for creating this background using the fabulous Spectrum Aqua markers. 
I hope you will pop over to Spectrum Noir and have a look. 




Details of Spectrum Noir products used to colour this image can be found here.

I really enjoyed colouring the lovely 'Dragonfly' image from Elisabeth Bell and creating this project.

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.



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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Peekaboo - Just for You!

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.  
I have been MIA this last week or so, as I have been getting ready to celebrate both of our daughter's birthdays and our Wedding Anniversary - 39 years.  Where does time go?
This sweet card has been made for a special someone and features Peekaboo from Lili of the Valley.  
  The image is from the pre-coloured pad Jack, Patch, Puss and I have added extra colour with my Spectrum Noir markers.


List of materials used to make this card
Sweet image as listed above
Spectrum Noir markers used:
CR5, TN2, TN3, TN5, IG2, IG3, IG4, IB1
Spellbinders die for image mount
Papers, card, brad and card base from stash.
Sentiment is one of the  freebie's from Crafter's Inpiration magazine - spring edition.

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

http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/june-challenge-furry-friends.html
http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-88-cats-dogs.html
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-21.html

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


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Sunday, 21 June 2015

A cute bear for Father's Day.

Hello to everyone and a Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. I have made an easel card featuring an image from Lili of the Valley.  I was moving some cafty stash the other day and found this cute stamp!  I think it has been retired by Lili of the Valley.

List of materials used to make this card:

Stamp - Lili of the Valley.
Spectrum Aqua markers used:
Bear fur: Topaz, Desert, Fawn, Chestnut
Dog: Slate, Charcoal, Black
Barbecue and detail: Scarlet, Slate, Charcoal, Chocolate
Background: Meadow, Bud Green, Teal.

Memory Box stitched dies for image and sentiment mounts
Card from my stash
DP are from
Core'dinations card
Die cut clouds and bunting
Crafters Companion Die'sire Classiques Only Words Dies - Thinking of You Die 
Brads are from my stash.



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

http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-147-summer-time.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/week-316-use-stamp.html
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/crafty-calendar-june-challenge-fancy.html
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/06/it-is-all-about-those-cute-animals.html
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-264-happy-fathers-day-or.html

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



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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Another fabulous fairy for Crafter's Companion.

Hello to everyone.  My card share for today features one of the fabulous fairy images, from the new Flights of Fantasy CD-ROM, Morgan Fitzsimmons for Crafter's Companion.
She really is a beauty.  This is my card for Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Team for this week.
I have fussy cut the image, after colouring with my Spectrum Noir markers/pencils and mounted onto an acetate wrap attached to the front of the card.


List of materials used to make this card:
Acetate domed wrap for front of card - Image and die cuts are on the acetate wrap.
Ribbon and pearl bling are from my stash.























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Monday, 15 June 2015

Mahalo for Father's Day.

Hello to all.  My card share for today features a fun image from Make it Crafty. 
 With Father's Day approaching fast, I thought it would make a funky and fun Father's Day Card.  
The sentiment 'Mahalo' is Hawaiian for Thank you/gratitude and fitted the image.
  This is a front stepper card with 2 steps of die cut detail.

Materials used to make this card:
Image Surfer Dad - Make it Crafty 
Spectrum Noir markers/pencils used:
Skin and hair: 
FS2, FS4, FS6, TN2, TN4, GB2, GB4, GB6, + O3, 23, 27, 90 ,96.
Clothes and board: IB1, IB2, CT1, CT2, EB2, + 65, 67. 17, 20, 45, 47, 120.
Sand: CT2, CT3, TN3, TN4
Coredinations card to make front stepper card and die cuts
DP are digital
Die cut deckchairs and beach huts from Joanna Sheen
Spellbinder dies for sentiment and mount
Anchor and starfish dies.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
http://www.lisasomerville.com/2015/06/for-guys-bloggers-challenge.html
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/2015/06/ffc-92-fathers-day.html
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-111-must-always-use-image.html - Fathers Day
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/06/week-23-fathers-dayanything-male.html
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-87-masculine.html
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/crafty-calendar-june-challenge-fancy.html
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/06/its-guy-thing.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/challenge-11.html

Inspiration for colouring the skin of this image can be found on the Spectrum Noir blog here:

IMG_4972_zps0576654b

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


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Friday, 12 June 2015

Scruffy Little Kitten - Olivine - Digi from Crafter's Companion

Hello to everyone.  My card share features one of the so cute Scruffy Little Kitten Digital Stamps, available from Crafter's Companion.  Please meet Olivine-Mist.  She and her friends are stunning.

List of materials used to make this card:
Spectrum Noir markers/pencils used:
Skin:  FS2, FS4, FS6, + 05, 09, 32, 86.
Hair:  IG3, IG4, IG5, + 117, 119, 120.
Clothes/background: HB1, HB2, HB3, LV2, LG2, LG3, + 45, 47, 49, 80, 82, 115, 120.
DI cloud detail.
Crafter's Companion A3 double sided card
Crafter's Companion Essentials Butterfly dies
Spellbinders stitched die for mount
Joanna Sheen lace border die
Cheery Lynn Heart border die
Ribbon, flower buttons, bling and DP are all from my stash.




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


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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Forever blowing bubbles with Spectrum Aqua markers.

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.
I would like to share my colouring tutorial for Spectrum Noir.
This month I have coloured the fabulous Sheena Douglass image Maid of the Sea using a really fun technique to create the background.  I hope you will pop over to Spectrum Noir and have a look. 


Details of Spectrum Noir products used to colour this image can be found here 

I really enjoyed colouring this lovely stamp and hope you will find time to visit and view the tutorial.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/add-some-sparkle.html - Lots of glitter and sparkle detail has been added to the waves.


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



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Monday, 8 June 2015

Flights of Fantasy - Morgan Fitzsimmons, for Crafter's Companion.

Hello to all.  I hope you had a fabulous week-end.  
My card share for Crafter's Companion IIDTfeatures a stunning image from the new Flights of Fantasy Twin CD-ROM,  Morgan Fitzsimmons for Crafter's Companion.
This wonderful range is being launched on Create and Craft today, from 8am and includes a CD packed full of the most delicious digi stamps. 


List of materials used to make this card:
Digi stamp and papers from Flights of Fantasy - Morgan Fitzsimmons for Crafter's Companion CD-ROM.
Spectrum Noir markers/pencils used:
Skin: FS2, FS5, FS6, TN2, + 09, 38, 34, 86.
Hair: GB2, GB4, GB6, GB8, + 92, 102, 120
Clothes, flowers, butterflies: HB1, HB2, HB3, LV2, PP1, PP3, LG2, LG3, CT2, CT3, + 18, 20, 25, 28, 43, 45, 47, 80, 83, 120.
Neenah Classic Crest Card.
Crafter's Companion Satin Finish Printer Paper.
Memory Box die for image mount.
Joanna Sheen butterflies and dragonfly dies.
Burlap, laace and pearl string.
Paper flower and bling from my stash.
Lots of glitter on image, which the picture is not showing!


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.


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Sunday, 7 June 2015

Barkley- Best Dad.

Hello to all.  I hope this finds you well.  I have a sweet Barkley creation to share with you today.  This card was made for Crafter's Companion IIDT.  The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers/pencils and would be suitable for Father's Day, which will soon be upon us.

List of materials used to make this card: