13 September 2014

I Believe in You

I Believe in You
I've got a fun tutorial over on the IMAGINE Crafts blog today! I got out a bunch of Memento inks, Fireworks! Sprays, a Dreamweaver Stencil & embossing paste, and Stampendous mica flakes and got super inky for this one. I finished it off with a butterfly die from Crafter's Companion and a stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

Many of you know of my love of auctions.... recently I got a whole crate of vintage books and there were a few duplicates. I decided that Anderson's Fairy Tales would be perfect to use for crafty pages! I'm a bibliophile.... it was hard to tear that page out of the book, even though it's the worse of the two copies! But you'll be seeing me use them more often, as I'm now addicted. A thin coating of embossing paste over the page gave it a really cool, almost leathery feel!

I'm playing along in this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge with this one too - it's all about making backgrounds. And be sure to stop by the IMAGINE Crafts blog for my complete supply list and to see how I put this together!



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12 September 2014

Look Whooo's Watching

Whooo's Watching


I made a quick coloring tutorial for this fun new Halloween stamp released last week over at Crafter's Companion US. Stop by their blog today to see how I colored this with my Spectrum Noir markers and put the whole card together!

And how fab does the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Green ink look on the shimmering black cardstock? LOVE!

This also works GREAT for the September challenge at Crafter's Companion (US & UK), which is all about Autumn. Halloween's in Autumn, right?! Play along for your chance to win a $30/£30 gift voucher:  http://a.pgtb.me/NrHXPw


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11 September 2014

Always & Forever

The Capitol

I can remember every single moment like it was yesterday. I don't think I'll ever forget how that day felt. For all those we lost, all the heroes, and all who serve today... THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. Your sacrifice means everything.



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09 September 2014

Memories Last Forever

El Capitan

Crafter's Companion US is releasing fourteen gorgeous new sets today in their Art-Kure collection, and they are FABULOUS (yes, that needs all caps!!). I have long been a fan of the drawings by Mike Goss... they make beautiful stamps (and there's a whole load of scenes from Britain, which we all know I super love!!). The newest stamps all feature US landmarks, including the Capitol Building which is a HUGE bit of excitement in our house, because it's my son's favorite building on the planet!

This card showcases the lovely El Capitan stamp, colored with my Spectrum Noir blendable pencils (113, 108, 103, 58, 56, 47, 60, 59, 92, 94, 89, 55, 64, 63, 112). I kept it simple and just added a great sentiment stamped in Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memeto LUXE ink. (I think the sentiment helps it qualify for this month's Spectrum Noir challenge, which is all about Friendship! Enter here for a chance to win £30/$30 in SN products: http://a.pgtb.me/D9JdlL)

Don't miss any of the beautiful stamps (all available individually - they're not in sets so you can choose the ones that work for you!) released today: http://bit.ly/1ooqvbW




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08 September 2014

Come Rain or Shine

With Love Couple

The challenge over at Spectrum Noir this month is all about Friendship, so I inked up a new-ish Sheena Douglass set with one of the sweetest images ever and colored it up! I colored with:

Tree: TN2, TN3, TN4, TN7

Yellow coat: GB1, GB4, GB6, GB7
Turquoise jacket: GT2, GT3, JG7
Umbrella: CR7, CR9, CR10, DR3
Pathway: EB1, EB2, TN2
Grass: DG3, DG2, TN3, TN2
Sky: BT1, BT2, IB1
Snow: BGR1
Frame: BGR2, BGR3

I added liquid applique to the tree to look like piled up snow and finished the card off with a sentiment from the 'Greetings' set. And inside the card has has a fab sentiment that says ' Come rain or shine you will always be mine'.... this card is for my hubs, and our first dance at our wedding was to Frank Sinatra's 'Come Rain or Come Shine' so this sentiment or has special meaning!!

Play along with the Spectrum Noir challenge to win $30/£30 in Spectrum Noir products (you choose.. markers, pencils, accessories, refill inks, whatever you want!). And of course because I've stamped this, it works for the current Simon Says Stamp challenge!



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