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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthday wishes...



Good morning folks, and another card from me...

This time I have used my ebrush to create the background and to shade the flowers and leaves.  I first die cut the flowers and then sprayed them using Spectrum Noir Markers, I did the same with the leaves.  I then die cut the overlays and glued them on top.  I masked off a section of the card and sprayed the top section with a matching colour.  I layered the flowers on to the card.  I doodled the edges as normal.  I thought it looked a bit bare so did some arty type splashes with Spectrum Aqua pens and then added some sequins and gems. 
Hope you likey!

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog for more inspiration or you can check out the Facebook page.


 challenges:
Papertake Weekly - to die for
Less is More - sketch

Fi
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tiddly Inks DT Call - Hugs and Fishes


 
Howdy folks, I hope you are well today.
 
So I have been swithering about this for a few days and decided to go for it, I am entering the
DT Call over at Tiddly Inks.
 
 
 
So I have seen lots of cool shaker cards lately and when I saw this cute little image I thought it would be perfect for making into a shaker card. I have used "Wryn Just Keep Swimming" and coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers and then cut her out. I cut a square and die cut a circle for my shaker, I then die cut a scallop circle to frame the circle as it was a bit plain.  I doodled around the edges of the square and then fixed a piece of acetate to the back.
 
for the inside, I used my Spectrum Aqua pens to make a wash of colour and then added some splashes of water to make it a bit sea like. I added some glitter, seed beads, sequins and some extra fish which I printed off.
 
I then gave Wryn the 3D look and fixed her to the front of the shaker to make it look like she is swimming through that little hole!
 
I added some extra splashes of colour, sequins, pearls and gems to the front.
 
 
Fi
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Some snowmen...




Good evening folks....an unexpected post from me this evening...I completely forgot to post this the other day!

I am sharing my card for the LOTV Design Collective.


A wee sneaky peek at one of the new sets of Christmas stamps that will be available...you know I can't resist a snowman!!
 

I made it quite plain and simple, I coloured the stamped images with Spectrum Noir markers, I cut out each of the images and layered them onto a die cut scallop circle. I cut a square panel and embossed with snowflakes, I also punched some extra snowflakes and 3D them onto the card and glittered them up...oh yes doodled the edge too!

challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - snowmen
Papertake Weekly- To die for
 


Fi
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

You are my sunshine...

 
Well hello everybody....I am getting back on track after my manic few months at work.  So this is a set I have been eying up for a bit and saw a card similar on Pinterest so I knew I just had to buy the set and here's my version...
 
The dies are from Wplus9 called sunshine layers and they have a matching stamp set...they are just so cute!  I used my ebrush and spectrum noir pens to colour the word, the sun and the outline of the clouds...oh I love spray painting!!
 
challenges:
Papertake Weekly- to die for
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - anything goes with a stamp and a die
 
Fi
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Little Umbrella

Hi everybody, something a bit different to share with you, I have decided to follow Laine's tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir blog on how to colour sun kissed skin.

Laine's colouring and instructions are fab so you can't go wrong.




For this card I have used Little Umbrella from Mo Manning which I coloured with Spectrum Noir Marker pens.

I followed Laine's tutorial, which you can find here on the Spectrum Noir blog.

first I coloured all the skin with FS2, then added FS4,TN2, TN4 and FS6, making it darker where there is shade and to the parts of the skin that would get a bit sun kissed.

Gradually build up the layers of colour until your image is sun kissed, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to check out Laine's tutorial as she has step by step instructions.

There's lots of other fab tutorials so why don't you check them out too on the Spectrum Noir blog.
 
pens used: FS2, FS4, FS6, TN2, TN4, OR1,OR2, CG2, DG3, GB8. GB10, GT1, GT2, BT7, IB3.
 
challenges:
Allsorts - inspired by summer
Fussy and Fancy - lazy summer days
Cute Card Thursday - one word
Mo's DP2 Challenge - anything goes
 

Fi
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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Thanks a bunch


 
Howdy folks, well I have been a bad blogger lately, working extra hours at work and getting everything ready to handover and then looking for a new job....anyway I now have more time on my hands so getting all caught up.
 
So today's card I am quite pleased with...I wanted to make something quite quick using my new ebrush and here it is.  so I first of all cut a piece of white card to size, then I sprayed 3 colours together, blending as much as I could.  I die cut the scribbled roses and stitched them in place, I also added some stitching around the edges too.  I then stamped the sentiment and using sticky fixers, layered it to the middle of the card.  to finish I added some pearls and gems.
 
pens used: BP6, OR3 and GT4.
 
challenges:
Sweet Stampin - anything but a birthday
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
 
 
 
 
Fi
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Saturday, August 01, 2015

Spectrum Noir August Challenge



Hi everyone.

There's a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page, this months challenge is "anything goes"...





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.

For my card I have used this little cutie from Rachel Anne Miller which I bought from Crafters Companion.  I coloured stamp up with Spectrum Noir pens, the papers are from Lili of the Valley.



Hope you likey!

Spectrum Noir pens used:
pens used:
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN6, TN7, EB6, EB8, CG1, CG2, GT4


Fi
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Painted poppies SN tutorial 10th July

Hi everybody, for my tutorial today I thought I would show you how I used my new stamp set from Altenew called Painted Poppies.

At first I was a bit scared as I wasn't really sure how these worked, however after a bit of googling this is what I came up with.


For this card I have used Spectrum Aqua pens - Jasmine, Fawn, Lime, Peach, Begonia, Blossom.

First of all I cut a piece of watercolour card, I then coloured in the poppy background with Jasmine...yes I coloured straight onto the stamp, stamped my image on the card. I stamped the poppy twice as I wanted to have a couple of poppies intertwined with each other on my card.


Next I scribbled some of the Jasmine onto acetate and lifted the colour directly onto a brush and just added some extra shading.


Next I coloured the centre part of the poppy with Fawn and stamped onto both poppies.


With a versamark pad I then stamped up the poppy outline and then embossed with gold embossing powder.


Next I coloured the leafy stamp and stamped it where I thought would be best for that leaf to sit.


I then inked up the the leaf outline and embossed with gold embossing powder.


I thought my poppies looked a bit bare so I added another poppy stem and embossed this and then using the colours on my card and some extra colours, I scribbled all the colours onto acetate, spritzed them and then using a paintbrush to make them really wet I lifted the colour and made little splashes all over the card....still leaving it quite delicate.


I then trimmed the image to size and here's my final card, I added some little pearls and gems and some twine. 


Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog for more tutorials from the team.

Fi
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

July Challenge - Spectrum Noir




Hi everyone.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page, this months challenge is "summer"...





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.

For my card I have used James from Lili of the Valley.  I coloured him up with Spectrum Noir pens, the papers are also from Lili of the Valley, I die cut a sun to make it look more summery.



Hope you likey!

Spectrum Noir pens used:
pens used:
IB1, BT1, BT4, BT5, OR1, CR8, CR10, CG1, CG2, DG2, TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4


Fi
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Monday, July 06, 2015

Painted Poppies





Howdy folks, it's me, Fi with my card today!

I couldn't wait to get started using these fabby stamps from Altenew, they are just beautiful...I am still practising but I really do like them and you don't have to be precise with your colouring...you can give it the arty look!

The stamp is from Altenew called Painted Poppies and is available from the Handmade Bliss store here.




I stamped the image onto watercolour card using Distress Inks, I also added some water to a brush to move the ink around a bit.  I dried it off using a heat gun and then I stamped and embossed the poppy outline with gold. The sentiment is also included in this set.

You can check out my blog for more details on how I made my card.



Remember our challenge, you gotta be in it to win it.


Fi

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

July Challenge - Handmade Bliss



Good morning everybody...well it is nice and sunny here today for a change!

Today is the first day of the new challenge over at Handmade Bliss.



#this month we have a wee sketch for you...really clean and simple.





There's a £15 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend at the Handmade Bliss store.

For my card I have used Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Brittany...isn't she super skinny and super fab!  I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens, layered her onto a kraft circle.  Oh yes I added some doodled lines and a piece of hessian.

Fi


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Something different...





Howdy folks, it's me, Fi with my card today!

Now when Joanne sent me this little stamp set to use I have to say I was a bit scared as it was completely out of my comfort zone however I have been around with it and actually it is a beautiful set.

The stamp is from Mama Elephant called Filigree and she is available from the Handmade Bliss store along with other great Mama Elephant sets.


I stamped the image onto watercolour card with archival ink and then built up each of the scalloped rows.  I then used different colours of Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and blended them together.  I added a white a gel pen...not sure about that part!

You can check out my blog for more details on how I made my card.



Remember our challenge, there's still one day left to enter.  Our new challenge will be posted on 1st July and we would love you all to take part.

Spectrum Noir Aqua pens used:
Kingfisher, Aquamarine, Sea Green, Meadow, Magenta, Scarlet, Marigold, Amber, Orange


Fi
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

You make me happy...


Today I am sharing my tutorial for Spectrum Noir.  I bought this stamp a few weeks ago and thought it would be perfect to emboss and then watercolour, blending and shading those lovely bight colours.  The stamp is called "You Make Me Happy" from Woodware.

For this technique I scribbled the color onto acetate and then spritz with water so that it didn't get too wet and then I lifted the color with a paintbrush .

First of all I stamped my image with a Versamark pad onto Watercolour card from Crafters Companion and then sprinkled with white detail embossing powder.


Next heat set the image, you can just about see my embossed image below.


Next I started colouring small sections of the image with Lime and Moss Green Spectrum Aqua Markers, let the sections dry before moving to an adjacent section, this way the colours won't bleed however the embossing does help with holding the colour in the right place.


Just keep adding some more colour, I have added in Aquamarine.


Next I have added some Amber.


You can now start to add more depth the the colour you have ready used, this adds different shades.  I have now added in Crimson and Marigold and went over the areas that I have already coloured.


Keep building up the layers, you can see they are becoming brighter, I have now added Scarlet, Sunflower and Orange.


The image below is my final piece except for the white spacing in between the 3 panels, I added some Marine and then went over all areas again just to make it more vibrant.



Next I used Jasmine, to fill in the white space...I really wanted the image to pop so I don't want any white left.


Again I have made the Jasmine a bit darker.


Once the image has been fully coloured then cut to size and layer onto black cardstock...now you can see the image does really pop!


And here's my final card, I layered the panel onto and embossed card, added a black ribbon fastened with a button to finish.


Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to check it out and other fab projects.

Hope you likey!

Spectrum Aqua Markers used:
Jasmine, Moss Green, Lime, Marigold, Sunflower, Marine, Aquamarine, Crimson, Scarlet, Orange, Amber

challenges:
Papertake Weekly - oh so pretty

Fi
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June Challenge - Spectrum Noir


Hi everyone.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page, this months challenge is "sparkle and bling"...you can check out the details here.

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

For my card I have used my very first Purple Onion stamp called Wishing.  I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens...I am still practising with different cardstock but I have to say I find the Crafters Companion one excellent, this is what I have used for this card.

I then layered the image onto kraft card and added a sentiment but left it quite plain

Hope you likey!

Spectrum Noir Aqua pens used:
Purple Onion stamp - Wishing
Aqua Pens used:
Topaz
Marigold
Gold
Meadow
Bud Green
Moss
Slate
Blossom


Fi
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Sunday, June 07, 2015

Twit twoo...


Howdy folks....what a lovely sunny day it is today...pity it couldn't have been like this yesterday.

Anyway, I ordered some of these Purple Onion stamps from the US and I just love them, they are so cute!

I have used papers that were in my stash and layered it onto green cardstock and then did a bit doodling around the edges. I cut out the floral paper to a square and then die cut a circle to layer on top of the background stamp and then added a little die cut border to frame it.

I used 3 separate Purple Onion stamps...the background with the trees, Shadow the owl and the branch...I did have to do some fussy cutting, I think the cutting took me longer than the colouring!

I coloured the stamps with my Spectrum Noirs as always...hope you likey!

pens used:
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN6, TN7, TN8
EB8, GB8
PP!, PP2, CR6
CG1, CG2, DG2
IB1

challenges:
Sweet Stampin - something old, something new(old papers and new stamps)
Cute Card Thursday - summer colours
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - dies and punches




Fi
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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Candy winner

woo hoo!! Thanks to everyone who entered my candy giveaway.

The winner of my candy is ........

...............................................

...............................................


well done....email me or PM me to claim your £10 voucher to spend online at the Handmade Bliss store...be quick as Joanne also has an offer on orders placed this weekend!

Fi
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Friday, June 05, 2015

A wee candy giveaway...


Hey blogging fans!

Now it's been a while since I have had a candy giveaway so thought now was as good a time as any!





As you know it was my birthday this week and as you knowI have joined the Handmade Bliss DT so I thought I would offer up a £10 voucher to spend in their store, just to celebrate both!

All you need to do is the following...


The winner will be picked on 6th June.

Good Luck

Fi
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Monday, June 01, 2015

June Challenge - Handmade Bliss



Good morning everybody...well it is nice and sunny here today for a change!

Today is the first day of the new challenge over at Handmade Bliss.



This month it's a colour challenge and all you need to do is use at least 2 colours from the photo below...


There's a £15 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend at the Handmade Bliss store.

For my card I have used My Favourite Things Tweet on You stamp set  and the die-namics Tweet on You to match.  

I coloured the little birdies with Spectrum Noir pens...very little colouring but I still built up the layers...
pens used:
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN6
OR1, OR2


Fi
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Abi Ballerina







Today I am sharing a card I made for my niece...I just love this little cutie...she is called Abi Ballerina from All Dressed Up at Sugar Nellie.


She is available along with other stamps from All Dressed Up, so pop over to the Funky Kits store and check them out.

Remember to check out our challenge over on the Sugar Bowl we have an anything goes using a Siugar Nellie image so lets see your creations.

I also have candy on offer....


Fi
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