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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Birthday...



Howdy everybody...it's Fi here with today's post!  It's late, but as they say better late than never..




For this card I used the MFT Happy Birthday Background stamp and the MFT Beautiful Butterflies, I white embossed the background on watercolour card. I then stamped distress ink onto a piece of acetate, I loaded my brush with water and lifted the ink and washed it randomly over the embossed writing.  I didn't want to cover it all.  I inked up the butterfly with distress inks aswell and cut out.  I used sticky fixers to layer the butterfly and the sentiment. The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love. 
I finished with some ink splodges and sequins.

challenges:
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Fab n Funky - create a background



Fi
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Birthday...



Hi everybody....well my few days off haven't gone quite according to plan...I did intend to be crafting for at least one full day that I have been off...never mind!

Somy friend asked me (well in advance this time) if I could make her a card for another friend of hers daughter...and here it is!

I thought I would try something a bit different for a wee change...so I randomly inked up the watercoloured card with a few shades using my zig pens,I left it to dry and then added the sparkly numbers.  I pierced a couple of holes at either side in order to thread the ribbon and fix it to the card.  I layered the panel onto pin cardstock and distressed the edges.  I added a sentiment from Altenew Label Love. I finished with doodled edges, sequins and splodges.

Hope you like!


challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - May card challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge - anything goes


Fi
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Hello...




Howdy everybody...here I am with my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop!


For today's card I have used the stamps from the Altenew Hibicus Bouquet set which are really pretty. I white embossed the flowers and the leaves onto watercolour card, I then scribbled randomly some of my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers on top and loaded my brush with lots of water and just kept brushing until I got the shade and colouring that I wanted.  I did leave it to dry in between applications.
Next I white embossed the sentiments onto black cardstock and layered onto the card and die cut the hello and glued directly onto the card. I added a few sequins to finish.

Fi
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Daisy Squidgy


Hi everybody, I thought I would share my latest card with you!

As soon as I saw this little cutie, I had to have her.

I stamped the image onto watercolour card and coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils. The sentiment was also included with this stamp....bonus!!

I finished with some sequins!

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiration!

challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - showers or flowers


Fi
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Beautiful Butterfly...






Good morning everybody, I'm sharing my latest DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop!



So for today's card I have used one of the butterflies from the MFT Beautiful Butterflies set.

I inked up the background stamp with my Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker and spritz it with water and stamped onto watercolour card.  When it was dry I then stamped the overlayer with black ink.  While the butterfly was drying I scribbled the marker onto acetate and loaded my brush with water and lifted the ink and sprayed onto the card.  I used some black splodges too.  I then cut out the butterfly and layered it onto the card.  The sentiment is from the Altenew Label Love set.  I added some sequins to finish.

Hope you likey!

Fi
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Friday, April 14, 2017

My Mum's Craft Shop DT card



Howdy everybody, today I'm sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



For today's card I have used Altenew - Halftone circles, which is a recent purchase!!...I think it's quite trendy.

I stamped a selection of the circles in different shades on Altenew ink, stamped up one of the sentiments and added some sequins!!

If you're looking for something quick then this stamp set is the way to go!.


Fi
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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Spectrum Noir April Challenge




Hi everybody...there's a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook page.

This month's theme is "anything goes" with the optional "think spring" theme.  All you have to do is use some of the Spectrum Noir products.  you also use the photo below as inspiration..



For my card I have used these fabby flowers from Tim Holtz and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  I used Moss, Lime, Sunflower, Fawn, Magenta and Wildflower.  I also added some splodges and sequins to finish.


You can also pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to find out loads of tips and techniques on using all your Spectrum Noir products.


challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - happy birthday
The Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes

Fi
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Friday, April 07, 2017

Garden Girl Rose


Good morning everybody, today I am sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



For today's card I have used this little cutie called Garden Girl Rose from Stamping Bella.

I stamped the image onto white cardstock and coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens.  I cut out the image using a die from from WPlus9 called Sunshine Layers.  I used some sticky fixers to stick to the card.  I used a sentiment from Altenew Label Love and some sequins to finish.

Hope you likey!

Fi
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Birthday


Hi folks, here's today's card, it should have actually been posted last week but I forgot.

The papers are from Simple Stories and are really pretty so thought I would so something that would match.

I stamped up the flower and embossed in gold and cut out using my scan n cut, I then coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  I cut out a circle and added some shading and splodges and then layered both onto the card.

I added the sentiment to finish along with some little sequins.

Products used: Altenew Beautiful Day, Altenew Lavel Love, Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers - Moss Green, Red Violet, Orange, Sunflower, Fawn. Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness.



Fi
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Be Positive...


Good Morning everybody, today I am sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop!

I just love this stamp set, it's so versatile and has beautiful sentiments included in the set.  It's from Altenew and is called Smile More.

I white embossed the flowers and leaves randomly on to watercoloured card, I did have to do a bit of masking so that I could layer the images.  I then coloured the panel with distress inks, I think distress inks are really easy to use with this technique...I love it!

I stamped the sentiment using black archival ink and then added a few sequins to finish.


Fi
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A sneaky peek

Hi folks....here's a wee sneaky peek at a couple of my cards that will be featured in the Papercraft Essentials magazine on sale Friday 9th March.

You need to buy the mag to see how I made these plus a few more....woo!








Fi
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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Be Positive


Hi folks,

Hope you are having a happy Saturday!

Here's today's make...well I actually made it last week but just getting around to posting it.

The stamp is from Altenew and is called Smile More, I stamped the flowers and them embossed with gold embossing powder, I then cut them out using my scan n cut.

I then coloured the flowers and leaves using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, I wanted the colours to loo like peacock feathers and it does but not sure you can see that in the photo. I added some splodges and sequins to finish.

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog for more inspiration.

challenges:
Sweet Stampin - no designer paper
Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes



Fi
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Birthday Greetings


Good morning everybody, I'm here sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop which I actually made for my dad's 80th....don't think he was that impressed as it didn't have a boat, a fish or some kind of sport on it...



For today's card I have used one of the new Altenew stamps called Birthday Greetings,...this is a fab set and so many sentiments are included.

I inked up the balloon with different distress inks and stamped onto watercolor card, I spritzed some water over the top and gently pulled some of the colour from the balloons to colour the background.

 I then used my distressed patterns stamp to stamp some little black splodges, I die cut the numbers from a spare piece of watercolour card that I had also coloured and then stamped one of the sentiments included in the set to finish.

Hope you likey!

Fi
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bed of Roses


Hey everybody...a non DT card from me this morning

When I saw this stamp I thought it would be perfect for white embossing, which it is, thought it would just a bit bigger but still I like it!

I inked it up with distress inks, cut it out and distressed the edges.  I added some splodges and sequins and then layer the roses onto the card.  I added one of the messages from the Label Love set.


challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - florals


Fi
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A Splash of Colour




Good morning everybody, today I'm sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



For today's card I have used one of the new Altenew stamps called A Splash of Color, I have to say this is a fab set and it's amazing what you can do with the stamps...you know I like a splodge...watch this space!

I inked up of of the stamps with 4 different colours of distress inks, spritzed them with a light spray of water and then stamped onto watercolour card, then colours then bled together.  I repeated another twice.  I then used my distressed patterns stamp to stamp some little black splodges, stamped one of the sentiments included in the set and then added a few sequins to finish.

Hope you likey!

challenges:
The Colour Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - no patterned papers


Fi
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Prima Princess's


Hi folks,

Well the magazine is on sale and I thought I would share a wee close up of my first commission cards for Papercraft Essentials.

For the first card I have used Spectrum Noir Aquablends to colour...




For this card I used Zig Clean Color Brush pens to colour.




For this one I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to colour




This one I used the zig pens again...



This one I used Spectrum Noir Markers.


And finally, I used Spectrum Noir Markers for this one too.



Papercraft Essentials is on sale now, you can find find out how I made each of these cards...hope you like them.


Fi
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Spectrum Noir February Challenge




Hi everybody...there's a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook page??

This month's theme is "anything goes" with the optional "love and friendship" theme.  All you have to do is use some of the Spectrum Noir products.

For my card I have used these cute little owls from MFT - I'm Owl Yours stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Markers.  I used GB8, GB10, BP2 and TN1. I die cut the hearts and arrow from one of the die-namics blueprints sets...which fitted the them perfectly.


You can also pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to find out loads of tips and techniques on using all your Spectrum Noir products.

Fi
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Birthday




Howdy everyone...here I am sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



So for today's card \|I have used one of the new stamps from My Favourite Things - Floral Fantasy Background and white embossed it.  I coloured it with distressed inks, blending the colours into each other.  
I added the wording which is also from My Favourite Things - Cause for Celebration. I also added some splodges which are from the MFT Distressed Patterns set and a few sequins to finish.

Hoe you like.

Fi
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sneaky peek




Hi everybody...thought I would show you a wee sneaky peek!

I am super excited to share my news that I have been asked to join the Design Team for Papercraft Essentials...can't quite believe it!!

I have made 6 cards to be featured in the next edition which goes on sale on 9th February.

Here's a wee taster of what's to come....so watch out for the magazine!


Fi
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Friday, January 13, 2017

My Mum's Craft Shop DT Card


Good morning everybody, today I'm sharing my DT card for My Mum's Craft Shop.



For today's card I have used MFT - Wavy Colouring book Background stamp, I bought this before Christmas but didn't get round to using it until now....I think it's quite trendy.

I stamped and white embossed the stamp and the randomly coloured using my zig clean color brush pens.  I then added a wash of water over the full image which blended out the colour making it quite soft and subtle.

I then die cut the sentiment which is also from My Favourite Things called Hello Beautiful.  I added a few sequins to finish.

Fi
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Friday, January 06, 2017

Spectrum Noir Tutorial

And now for something completely different.....

I thought I would show something different for this months tutorial, so here is my tutorial on how to paint or marble a ceramic mug using alcohol inks.
For this project you will need some Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink, rubbing alcohol and mod podge.  I have used IB1, IB2 and BT1 inks.

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First I cleaned the mug, and stuck some tape around the lip to protect from the ink, and then painted it with the rubbing alcohol. I then loaded my paintbrush with some of the ink and painted around the bottom of the mug, I held the mug by the handle and moved it around to swirl the ink.

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I then added another colour of ink and repeated the step above. 

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Again, repeating the steps above I added a third colour of ink.

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I left the mug to the side to let the ink dry off and then I added a coat of mod podge to seal the ink.  I only had the glitter mod podge which actually has given the mug a nice sparkle.

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Here's the finished mug from both sides.

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Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiration.



Fi
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My first DT card of 2017


Hi folks...my first DT card of 2017!!

Today is my last day before going back to work tomorrow s I made a point of spending most of the day crafting!

I bought this stamp just before Christmas as I thought it was quite versatile and I could do lots with it...I haven't used all of the stamps in the set only the main one, still practising with the others.

The stamp is from Concorde and 9th and is called Hello Lovely.  I stamped onto watercolour card and white embossed.  I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils, I started with the lighter shades and then gradually added until I got the shade I wanted...I wanted it to look quite soft.

I stamped some splodges and the sentiment which are from the same set and then added a few sequins to finish.

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiration.

Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - watercolour challenge
Penny Black and More - anything goes
Allsorts - something new (new stamp)
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Brown sugar - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes




Fi
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Spectrum Noir January Challenge



Hi everybody...have you seen the challenge the first challenge of 2017 over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook page??

This month's theme is "use a colouring book or page".  All you have to do is use some of the Spectrum Noir products.

I have used a page from the Colorista Exquisite Florals book and coloured the page with Colorista pens.


You can also pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to find out loads of tips and techniques on using all your Spectrum Noir products.

Fi
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Spectrum Noir Tutorial


Edited:Just noticed, my tutorial ever posted so here it is.

First cut a piece of watercolor card to size.

Then scribble the Spectrum Noir Aqua markers onto a stamping mat or acrylic block. This card uses Moss and Navy.

Stamp the tree stamp in to the ink and on to the card.


Using a waterbrush, blend the color so that it is not quite as blotchy.


Add some shading around the trees using Slate.


Optional: go around the outline with a fineliner just to give it a bit more detail.


Cut the image down to size and layer it onto black card.


Layer the image onto the card and add a die cut sentiment. Finish it off by adding some snow and glitter



Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for more inspiration.


Fi
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