Thursday, 11 August 2016

A couple of quick cards

Here is a very quick card I made for my Dad for his birthday.
I used Kraft card as a base and kept the colors neutral. The papers and topper are from Docrafts. I embossed another piece of Kraft card and blue piece using the Crafters Companion textures hessian embossing folder.
I love the texture range that they have brought out.
Its quite simple but my Dad really liked it.

I made quite a few of these cards in different color ways as they are really quick and simple to do.
I embossed a piece of patterned paper using a Sheena Douglas embossing folder that looks like splats. I then used a butterfly stamp that was free with Crafters Inspiration Issue 9 and colored the butterfly with my Spectrum Aqua markers. The sentiment stamp was also free on the magazine.

Hope you like them


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Busy few months!!!!

I cannot believe how quick this year is going. Time literally seems to be flying.

I have a new job which I have been learning the ropes to. I have been crafting in my spare time but just forgot about the blog!!!

So here I go, lets go back to Christmas.......

For the last few years my Mum and I have loved the Great British Bake Off and each Christmas we have a bake off with my youngest son being the judge.

These were this years entries.

Unfortunately I didn't win this year. I made the snowman cake on the right and my Mum made the snowflake cake but the judge thought the snowflake cake had more elements to it. Oh well I will try again next year.

It was my Grandma's birthday in February so I made her this card. I used white embossing powder for the outline of the stamp and then colored the image in with my Spectrum  Aqua Markers. I didn't write down what colors I used just enjoyed the coloring (sorry)

 Not the best picture in the world.

That's all for now.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

February spectrum noir challenge

This months theme for the Spectrum Noir challenge is reds or pinks so I decided to have a go and enter.
The image was free from Tiddly Inks and is called Awww Thanks!

I used the following Spectrum Noir Pens to colour in the image
T Shirt PP5, PP4, PP3, PP2
Trousers CR11,CR9, CR7
Hair TN7, TN5, TN4, TN3
Skin TN2, FS9, FS3, FS2, CR3
Flowers, Leaves OR1,OR3,JG2, JG1

Here is a closer look

To put the card together I used a 5x7 kraft card as my base.
I used a free cutting file from birds cards and cut it out with my Brother Scan and Cut.
I stamped sentiment was free from a Crafters Companion Magazine and I used StazOn Jet black, 
This is going to a special friend whose birthday it is soon. I hope she likes it.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Fairy card and frame gift

I recently made this card for my friend's birthday which then also became in a gift.

I used a image off the Flights of Fantasy CD Rom and coloured it in with my Spectrum Aqua Markers.
The colours I used were 
Dress - Kingfisher, Heather
Blackberries/Butterfly - Purple
Skin - Peach
Flowers -Blossom
Butterfly - Begonia, Crimson
Dragonfly - Seagrass
Flower middles - Sunflower
Hair - Dessert
Leafs -  Bud Green

I decided to decorate a frame so that when the card was finished with, my friend could then attach it on the front of the frame. 
Here is the finished result.

I cut the letters out with my Brother Scan and Cut in vinyl and used transfer paper to put them onto the frame. The flowers were also cut out using my Brother Scan and Cut and coloured using Spectrum Aqua Markers - Kingfisher and Heather to match the dress. 
My friend loved it and knew exactly where it was going to hang in her house.

Thanks for looking