Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Fairy picture frame

My friend had a poem and asked me if I could print it out for her a put it in a frame for her daughters birthday.
Here is the final result.

I found this really difficult to photograph because of the glass. The photos don't do this justice!

I used Serif Craft Artist for the design. The digi kit I used was fairies. 
I cut everything out with my brother scan and cut.
As you can see in the photo above I used embossed acetate for water coming out of the watering can.

My friend was over thew moon with the finished result and her daughter loved it.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Let's Create Dabble Day

Well I have a had a fantastic day at Tattershall today. Mum and I decided to go to the dabble day which was organised by the owners of Let's create shop Mark and Jo Channon.

There were four different projects to complete during the day, lunch was provided with plenty of homemade yummy things and in the afternoon we had afternoon tea with cakes!

The first project we did was a gift card. We did this project with Caroline Whatling. I really enjoyed learning the inking techniques on this project. Here is my finished card.

We then made this fabulous candle holder with Jo Channon. I loved this as it would be cheap to make for Christmas presents but looks really effective. I will definitely be making more of these.

These pictures really don't do this justice! The images came a lot richer once the glue was dry.

After lunch we made a card using Tattered Lace Dies with Lizzy Curtis. My Mum loved using the baby blue die cutting machine and I think I will be seeing one in her craft room very soon!

After afternoon tea we did our final project with Antony Minnis and Samantha Thompson from Pinflair. I have never made anything like this but I loved it. I will be definitely making more MDF projects in the future. We used candle wax as a resist and then stamped over the top, just brilliant. Here is my finished sleigh.

As you can see I have made some lovely things and have had a fantastic day.

Thank you to everyone who was involved  it was brilliant and we will be back in April for the next one. 

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 31 October 2015

October Spectrum Noir Challenge

Well it has been so long since I have last blogged. Time just seems to go nowhere!
Through the summer I have made my Christmas cards but other than that I really haven't done a lot of crafting.
I am finding I am watching and looking at what everybody else is doing and doing none myself!
Anyway I decided last minute to enter the Spectrum noir October challenge.
The theme is grey and orange.
I decided to make the card into a birthday card so I could give it as a birthday card for my friends son whose birthday is in November.

The digital stamp was free from Complete Cardmaking and is from Pollycraft.
I coloured the image using the following spectrum noir pens

Jacket BG1, BG2, BG4
Jeans TB3, TB5, TB7 and then went over the top with BT4
Shoes BGR1 and Blender
Hair GB2, GB8
T Shirt OR1, OR2,OR3
Face/Hands FS2, FS3, TN2, CR3 

To assemble the card I used a black card base. Then a orange mat. I then embossed a black piece of card using the textures embossing folder from Crafters Companion. I brought the embossing out using pebeo gilding wax renaissance gold.
I also embossed a grey piece of paper using the same embossing folder.

I then tore the grey and orange piece and assembled as shown.
The sentiment was stamped and came free from Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine.

I will try and blog a little more in future.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Spectrum noir July competition

I decided to enter the Spectrum noir July competition. 
This months theme was all about summer so this is what I have created.

I used both spectrum noir pens and pencils to colour the image in. 
They are as follows
CT2,CT4,GB5,GB8,GB10,EB5, LG1, LG2, LG3, LG5,
13, 18, 22, 45, 46, 49, 86, 96, 101 and 65.

My Mum's favourite flowers are sunflowers and she was called Sunflower at the Brownie pack she was leader for.
Her birthday is in September so I think she will receive this card and love it.

Thanks for looking, 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Last Day at School-Teacher Gifts

Today as been the last day at school and my boys have broken up for the summer.
I made my youngest son a present and card for his teacher as he is still in primary school.
Here it is...
The stamp I used was Crafters Companion Bebunni and I coloured the image in with my spectrum noir pencils. The colours I have  used are the following:
14,17,18,34,35,36,37,38, 41,42,56,57,58,59,65,69,78,112,116 and117

I also did a book fold for her and decorated the outside using craft artist.Unfortunately I can't show you the sides as it as photos of my son with his teacher.

His teacher was thrilled with her gift, hope you like it too x

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Spectrum Noir June Challenge

My new blinkey has arrived!

It has taken ages for me to work out how to get it on the side but it is now there flashing nicely x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Spectrum Noir Competition

Well its been so long since I have last updated my blog!!!
I have been really busy with my proper job I haven't done much crafting.
In April things got a little quiet and I decided to learn how to use my spectrum noir pens! They have looked really pretty on the side for too long!
Anyway after watching lots of you tube videos I have made a few cards with them.
Unfortunately I can't show you any as I have made them for family and friends birthdays for July and August. (You haven't got too long to wait now)
In June I entered the spectrum noir June competition for the first time. The theme was add a bit of sparkle or bling to your card. Here is the card I entered.

I only went and won the top 3

Excited is an understatement!
Here are the colours I used to colour the bebunni in: IG2, IG4, IG6, PP1, PP2, PP4, DG1, DG2, DG3,TB3, TB5, TB6, DR1, DR6, DR6 + pencils 25, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36, 56, 59, 60, 64, 67, 70, 112, 114, 115.