Sunday, 7 April 2013

Spectrum Noir Blog - Bella Rose Vintage Background

Hi Everyone

This months tutorial for the Spectrum Noir Blog post is using the Bella Rose Vintage Background Stamp by heartfelt creations.  I am really loving these stamps and you can buy dies to match but I've not ventured that far yet and just wanted to colour this with my Spectrum Noir pens when i first saw it.

I've used some K&C paper to match the colours i have used and then a specllbinders lace doily motif die.  I've added some brown binding ribbon that wasn't quite the correct colour so i coloured it with EB7 and then added one heart button that i bought at the NEC hobbycraft fair one year i was there.  I've distressed the edges of the stamped image after colouring with Frayed Burlap and Black soot and then decorated the inside of the card to match.

Don't forget to pop over to the spectrum noir blog for a full tutorial and list of colours used.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Crafters Companion Challenge Blog - Flowers

Hi Everyone

Well its Easter Sunday and my plan was to make cards and use papers from my Crafters Companion CD, however my printer is playing up its putting lines across all printed items and I've cleaned the printer heads, run test pages and recalibrated it and its still not working................ I've just replaced the black ink so i'll try a colour one and see if this helps, if not it looks like i need a new printer..........  I'm so sad as i love this one.

This card is for the Crafters Companion  challenge blog and the theme is flowers, there are lots and lots of crafters companion products that have flowers on so get hunting. And I must thank Tracey Watkiss for the inspiration in making ths as she made one like ths with a party paws image ad I just loved it!!!!!! You can see Traceys card here.

So as i had no printer to use i searched through my stash and i wanted something bright red to go with the flowers i had coloured on the mulberry wood image, Friend.  So once again i found this in my free stash from a card making mag, boy its coming in handy just recently.

I've used my Spectrum Noir Pens and only a few colours on this one, i love this little cutie in grey tones.  I've used the Waltz frame to mat the image onto after cutting him out using a circle die and then layering with a black circle.  The flower is using a Blissful diesire die and then a Marianne Leaf die.  There is a sentiment stamped in side the card, 'A Birthday Flower just for you' and this is from one of the Party Paws stamps.

Don't forget to pop over to the blog and take part, I'm sure you have a Crafters companion card with a flower on that you could enter......

Louise xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

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Crafters Inspiration

Hi Everyone

I know you have all been looking forward to issue 2 of the Crafters Inspiration magazine and now it is available so please get it while the stocks are there if you would like it.  As with the first issue once they were gone no more were made and there are some fabulous projects inside as well as £35 worth of free goodies that come with the mag.  I think this afternoon after doing some spectrum noir colouring I'm going to make up the free shamballa bracelet.
Crafter's Inspiration Spring Edition

So my contribution to this issue is 3 items made using Crafters Companion range of embossing folders and with these i used two of the new ones and one of the previous releases.

I addition to using the folders, I've used the same theme throughout all 3 projects, kraft card, red, backing paper from party paws, Sheena's sentiment stamps and quilling flowers  All of the details of items and instructions are in the mag but I've linked them below too.

Embossing Folders, A4 paisley8x8 Regency Damask6x6 latticeCamellia Small Quilling dieTags 1Scalloped tagsLeaves 2Sheena's SentimentsParty Paws CD.

Oh and i nearly forgot, Grace is also featured in the magazine with a beautiful angelica stamped card so i will be posting this on her blog very soon. Graces card Creations.
 Hope you like them.

Louise xx