Thursday, 31 October 2013

Crafters Inspiration magazine Volume 3

Hi Everyone

Have you got your copy of the Crafters Inspiration Magazine, Volume 3 yet???  If not its still available on the website and I'm sure you will find it in shops out and about.  However it will also be at the Nec next week on Pink Frogs stand.  Leann will be there Thursday and Friday and Dawn Saturday and Sunday.  Plus I'll be there Thursday till Friday too and then i have a whole day shopping on the Sunday.  I love the NEC.

Its packed full of fab tutorials from all your Crafters Companion Favourite team and there's also £45 worth of free product inside just for you.

Here's my tutorial that's in the magazine and i just loved making these.

There's 3 separate items to make so take your pick and they are all using the Barkley Everyday stamp range.  There's full written step by step instructions in the magazine and all products are listed.

Hope you like it and i cant wait for Volume 4...........

Louise xx

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Spectrum Noir Challenge Blog - Orange

Hi Everyone

My first post since vie returned from hols and this card has been ready for a month, just no time left in the day...............

So the them is orange this month and it would have been easy to make a Halloween card but i decided to colour this image in as ive had her for ages and not even tried. She's called Fairy Fae from Tiddlyinks and i just love her, she is very delicate and sooooooooo pretty.

All of the colours ive used are listed on the Spectrum noir blog, where you can find details of how to enter but October is nearly gone so get moving.

I've used paper from my stash and i think these two are from K&Co, backed on coredinations and a centura pearl card base.  The die is a sissix die that i bought in belgium and not sure of the name. I've used spray and sparkle iridescent on her wings and the cloud background is done by masked a cloud cut out and using tumbled glass distress ink.  It so easy to do but not got time to show you today.  If you would like details please leave a comment below and i will find some time to add it.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Spectrum Noir Blog - Embellishments

Hi Everyone

My card for October is using a beautiful belles and whistle image that I've not even stamped before, shameful.  (I've searched for this one on-line and can't find anywhere to buy it now, maybe I've just not searched enough) However i wanted to show how spectrum noirs could be used for other things and not just colouring images.  My blog challenge for September was using the refill inks direct to make a background paper and this time i have used my pens direct to vellum to colour tint a quilled flower.  This one is a small sunflower but you could use any of your choice.

I've used my favourite black card, Crafters Companion new Matt black cardstockSpectrum Noirs and the patterned paper i picked up on one of my demo days at a local craft shop but i think i got the last pieces. However i have searched on-line and here's a place you can find them, the black background, the yellow polka dot, but I'm sure if you search more you could find single sheets.

Then I've added some black lace from my stash, leaves using leaf 2 and some black pearls.  The sentiment is printed from my pc.

You can find a full list of the colours used on the Spectrum Noir Blog.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Crafters Companion Challenge Blog - Baby

Hi Everyone

This months challenge on the Crafters Companion Blog Challenge  is 'Baby'.  Crafters companion have just brought out their Makey Bakey Mice range and i knew i would find a perfect image for this them on the Everyday CD.  Soooooo  a really simple (but effective card)....  i've printed of a page of toppers, matted it onto some matching Co-ordinations card.  The base is Watercolour Card and then just added a sentiment with a couple of matching brads, and i bit of glitter on the edge of the image and poppy..

Why not have a go yourself.............

Hope you like it.

 Louise  xx