Sunday 25 October 2015
Well it is Sunday morning and I am sitting here wondering where on earth the weekend has gone?? Sometimes it goes just too fast!
The good news is that it is Crafters Companion's 10 year anniversary this week which means that there have been lots of lovely new releases and loads of shows on Create and Craft, which will be going out all through the week.
Tomorrow sees the launch of the fabulous and long awaited Sparkle pens and here is a sample that I made painting them directly on to water colour card. Unfortunately I am rubbish at photography so you can't see the lovely sparkle, but trust me, it is there!
There is also a clear sparkle pen in each set and I used mine to colour the little hearts and put a bit of glitter on my backing paper, as well as colouring my flowers, which I had pre coloured with my Spectrum Noirs.
They are very versatile as they come with a built in brush so you can paint them direct, paint on to acetate and mix or water down , and colour over the top of other mediums…they really are fun.
My card today is a suspended butterfly as you can see and, in case anyone was wondering, the trick to this is to attach 2 strips of nylon thread to the back of the aperture and then you have something to attach the butterfly to. :-)
So, before I go, I would like to enter a few challenges, and here they are:
Bye for now. I am off to make the most of what is left of the weekend. :-)
Wednesday 21 October 2015
I chose this lovely image of a boy playing in the mud and matched him up with some lovely NitWits digital papers.
Before I go - a few other challenges that I would like to join in with:
I'm looking forward to checking out all of your creations over on the challenge blog this week. See you there
Sunday 18 October 2015
I coloured this card using my pro markers and a fabulous little stamp from LOTV.
So that's my very quick post for today, and here are some challenges that I would love to enter:
Thanks for visiting today.
Friday 16 October 2015
This was such a quick card to make as there was so little colouring to do, and I didn't even have to cut out those fiddly lights…the die did that job for me. Look at the close up below to see how well they came out.
Of course there are lots of lovely challenges out there to enter so here goes:
Thanks for visiting today. I hope to be back soon with something else to show you. Meanwhile, happy crafting!
Sunday 11 October 2015
Luckily, I could craft for Christmas all year long and I was desperate to have a go at some Clarity style stamping, so here is one of my first efforts.
I did the wonderful ripping up paper technique and got brushing with my Clarity brushes and distress inks to come up with this little creation remarkably quickly. I had to be a bit careful though as my fingers got a bit inky…aaaargghh…smudges. All I am saying is that there is a reason why the reindeer is planted right in that particular spot.
I am really drawn to this style as I think the blue monochrome effects gives a lovey icy feel and it's the kind of card that you could give to anyone.
Anyway the good news is that the damage wasn't enough to have to launch this one in to the bin, so I am going to enter a few challenges now….it would be rude not to…ha ha!!!
Thanks for visiting today…I am off to get my fingers inky again…this time with something fabulous that will be coming from Crafters Companion in the not too distant future……I can say no more, but watch this space!!
Wednesday 7 October 2015
I have partnered her up with a selection of papers from the Crafters Companion Frou Frou CD, plus I have been brave and doodles my own silver swirl embellishments with a quickie glue pen and some beautiful fine glitter.
I had a lot of fun making this card, so I hope you will visit at Fab n Funky this week and get out those Sassy images. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday 6 October 2015
I have used a combination of toppers and papers from the CD, including the little faux buttons which you can see.
I really love this image and was so glad that I found the time to make a card with it. :-)
Finally, here are some inspiring challenges that I would like to enter:
Thanks for visiting.