Monday, 24 April 2017

New Stacey Barrass Stamps from Crafters Companion

Today I am sharing with you a collection of cards made using some gorgeous new stamps from Crafters Companion coloured with Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils and Aquamarkers.

Stamp set 1 by Stacey Barrass
8x8 card
Watercolour card
Kraft card
Sara's Signature shabby chic papers and flourish die
Collall all purpose and 3D glue
Aquablend 'essentials' pencils..... ginger, squash, nutmeg and tobacco

Stamp set 2 by Stacey Barrass
A5 card
Watercolour card
Black and white with a touch of silver CP card
Sara's Signature collection lattice die...
Collall all purpose and 3D glue
Aquablend 'essentials' pencils.....pearl white, Anthracite, gravel and ebony
Sparkle pen

Stamp set 1 by Stacey Barrass
6x6 twisted easel card
Watercolour card
Black, white with a touch of silver and silver CP card.
Sara's Signature collection doily die
Aquablend 'essentials' pencils..... pearl white, Athracite, gravel and ebony
Sparkle pen

Stamp set 2 by Stacey Barrass
8x8 card
Watercolour card
Yellow (pastels) coredinations card
Collall all purpose and 3D glue
White detail emboss
ing powder
Aquamarkers..... Meadow, gold and moss

Stamp set 2 by Stacey Barrass
Landscape DL card
Watercolour card
Sara's Signature collection doily die
Collall all purpose and 3D glue
Tea rose archival ink pad
Aquamarkers.....spice, bergonia, moss and desert

Stamp set 1 by Stacey Barrass
Large tag 
Watercolour card
Sara's Signature collection doily die
Collall all purpose and 3D glue
White detail embossing powder
Aquamarkers.....peach, begonia, tan, charcoal, lime, meadow, teal, navy, moss and black

These, along with the rest of the amazing samples made by the Spectrum Noir TV DT can be seen on Hochanda on the 26th April at 8pm for the start of a one day special.


Friday, 21 April 2017

La-la Land Crafts Photo Inspiration

It is the time of the week again where I get to share what I have been doing with the gorgeous La-la Land Crafts products. This week we had a beautiful photograph to use as inspiration
for our project.

.....and this is what I created.....

I had a few mishaps making this but I'm very pleased with how it came out.

Here is my list of products used

Spring Molli rubber stamp
Kitten me rubber stamp...

Pointy flower border die
Pointy flowers die
Spring blossoms die
Spring blossoms small die
Stitched pennants die
Small scallops border die
Filigree flowers die

Molli coloured using Copics and spectrum noir colourblend pencils
Skin - E50, E51, E53, E23, BV20, R11 and linen
Hair - E50, E42, E43, E44, Y21 and walnut
Top - R00, RV11, BV20 and pink blush
Skirt - B000, B00, B01, B02 , denim blue and royal blue
Flowers - V20, V22, V25, G20, G43, bumble bee, fireweed and pear green

Kitten me coloured using Spectrum Noir BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, JG1

I also used Centura Pearl and Coredinations card stock

I hope you like this and feel inspired to make some something.

I can't believe I only have one more project left before my guest spot is up!!


Friday, 14 April 2017

La-la Land Crafts. Easter or Spring

Welcome to team Fridays inspiration post.
Our theme for this was either Easter or Spring.
I made a cute little table decoration to hold miniature chocolate eggs.

The nest has been made using a slice of branch as a base and then sisal and feathers added.
Fill with chocolate and see how long it lasts!!

I have also used the following....

Little Chick Baby Lula

Country Fence
Heart tree

Coloured using Spectrum Noir
Skin - FS2, FS4, PP1, MB1, BGR2
Beak - OR1, BO3, GY3
Shell - EB1, EB2
Chick - LY2, GY1, GY3, CT2
Blender pen
Sparkle pen

My nieces have been over today and they took a shine to this.  Especially Eilonwy (just turned one) who took great pleasure in throwing the eggs all over the floor on numerous occasions!


Friday, 7 April 2017

La-la Land Crafts Spring release

I hope you liked the mini frenchies I'm sharing

Isn't she just adorable!

Here are the full details.

Sitting Marci
Birdcage with bird die
Large stitched pennant die
Cat die
Happy stitched die
Fancy bracket die

Ice blue foil

Coloured using Copics and Spectrum Noir colourblend pencils
Skin = E50,E51,E53,E23,BV20,R11...Eggshell, Cream and Rose peach
Hair = E50,E53,E55,E57....Maple
Clothes = B91,B93,B95,B97,B99, C1, C3 ....Denim blue

How can you resist?!

Pop over to the blog to see the other amazing creations by the DT girls,


Thursday, 6 April 2017

La-la Land Crafts Spring 2017 release and first GDT post!!

It's time for me to showcase my first GDT makes for the fabulous La-la Land Crafts, and how lucky am I to be part of the new Spring 2017 release.

Just look how gorgeous the new stamps and dies are!

For today I was given the Mini Frenchies rubber stamp to play with and I made a collection of three cards.

And as if you need more excuses to go shopping........

One week only! Receive a 10% discount STOREWIDE with the discount code SPRING10
*valid April 2nd through April 10th only ...
*no minimum purchase required
*not valid on previous purchases
*not valid on classes and events
•not valid on Club La-La Land Crafts subscriptions
*coupon code must be entered to receive a discount
*cannot be combined with other coupon codes
Receive A LIMITED EDITION Bookmark with your purchase of over $25!
Each bookmark will include a one-time use code for $5 off on your next purchase!
*minimum purchase $25 after discount
*must enter "BOOKMARK PROMO" in the Special Comments upon checkout
*one bookmark per customer

Visit the blog to see what else this amazing team have been up to.

Come back tomorrow when I share my second project!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Petal Lu Challenge - Yellow Flowers

Team A here with this fortnights challenge
and our theme is Yellow flowers.

Please follow the new rules, your project must have flowers, (we are after all, all about flowers!) Please also add flowers of our themed colour.   Not all of the flowers have to be our themed colours, but a few would be nice.  

Here is my project.  I used the Kuri Komi collection from Santoro.  I think they just ooze spring feelings! I've used a selection of blooms from Petal Lu including the gorgeous big yellow teddy blossoms.

Prize is a 30% Discount to spend in store 

Petal Lu Facebook
A new facebook page (to show off those designs using Petal Lu Blooms, receive discounts and other promotional goodies, exclusive to the page)

Check out the inspiration and full details on the challenge blog.


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Petal Lu Challenge ..... White Flowers

Its time, once again for our Petal Lu challenge.
March is all about beautiful white flowers so today, I'm sharing my Monochrome Magnolia gift bag.

The white blossoms are just beautiful and will make any project just that little bit more special.

I have coloured wrapped heart Tilda with the Ice Grey Spectrum Noir pens and then finished her off with the colourblend pencils and a touch of white gel pen.

Check out our challenge blog to see the other beautiful samples made by the girls and be to be tempted to get some of your own stunning handmade flowers.

What colour will be April be about?

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Spectrum Noir Colorista pencils and foil pads HSN launch

Here are my samples made for the HSN launch.

These have all been coloured using sets 1 and 6 of the pencils.


Spectrum noir FB challenge

Today I am sharing a card I made as an example for the sketch challenge on the Spectrum Noir facebook page.

I have used a combination of Spectrum noir standard and illustrator pens along with colourblend pencils to colour this digital image from CC designs.
FS8, MB1, MB2, IG2, PP1, GB2, GB4, GY1, GY2, CR5, CR7, TB3, TB5, TB6
Daisy, Saddle Brown, Walnut, Coffee Bean, Denim Blue, Atlantic Blue, Petal, Fuchsia and Storm Cloud.
All papers and banner are from Sara's Birthday Party signature collection.


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Petal Lu Challenge

It's the 1st of March already...... it will be Christmas soon..... but first it's time for another challenge with Petal lu.
Our theme this time is "White flowers"
I've used one of my many Saturated Canary digital images.
I have used three different sized beautiful handmade flowers here. 

Check out our challenge blog for more gorgeous inspiration and full details.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Arwyn's 10th birthday

Yesterday was my beautiful nieces 10th birthday.  I can't believe how fast the time as gone.
I made her a card using one of my favourite stamps, Butterfly Marci from La La Land Crafts.
I also used a selection of La La Land Craft dies.  The papers are from Clarity 'sweet dreams'.
Isn't she just gorgeous!  I used my new Spectrum Noir illustrator and bullet nib pens to colour her up and then finished off with a hint of colourblend pencil.

Illustrator colours used
FS7, FS8, MB1, IG2, PD1, HB1, DP2, LV3, LV1 and PP1

Bullet nib pens
EB1, EB2, MB1, AP1

Colourblend pencils
Maple, Boysenberry, Vivid Pink and Rose Peach

Here is Arwyn with her card and her Lady Ga Ga Monster High doll which we gave her.  I have one very happy niece!
And in other news...........
I made the April Guest Design Team slot!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Spectrum Noir TV Design Team!

I can finally share the most exciting news I have had in a long time!  
I've only gone and made it on to the Spectrum Noir TV Design Team with some other amazing artists!   I now have even more reason to sit and colour!
Here are my first four cards made for Spectrum Noir and Crafters Companion using the gorgeous illustrator pens.  They have a brush nib on one end and a fine bullet nib on the others.  I will list the pens I used under each picture for your information.
Fae from illustrations by T
FS7, FS8, IG2, MB2, TN1, EB2, EB7, BT1, BT5, GT2, DG2, CC5, BGR4, CG3
Abi portrait from SBS
FS7, FS8, FS9, MB2, IG2, DP2, DP3, GB7, EB2, GY2, BB4 & true black
Lavinia Outing from SBS
FS7, FS8, MB2, IG2, GB2, EB4, EB2, GB4, TN9, AP3, AP1, PP1, PP2, DG2, DG3, DG4
Breeze from Saturated Canary
FS7, FS8, MB2, BGR1, PP1, GY1, LY1, GB1, EB2, DP1, DP2, FS1, PP4, LG4
Flowers from Petal Lu
I hope you like my first DT projects...... I'm really looking forward to taking this journey and seeing what happens!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

A Valentines Card

Another post already?  Who would've thought it? Lol!
Today I'm showing a 6x6 shaker card I've made using the super cute Aimee and Valentino digital stamp from Polycraft at CC designs.
I've coloured it up using the new Spectrum Noir illustrator pens.

List of colours used

FS7 (linen), FS8 (eggshell), MB2 (soft brown)
BG1 (blue grey 1), PP1 (blossom)
CR11 (flame red), GY1 (moonlight)
GY2 (mimosa), GB7 (raw sienna)
EB2 (natural brown), EB4 (earth brown)
EB7 (dark brown), TB1 (pearl blue)
TB3 (denim), TB4 (true blue)

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

La La Land Crafts DT application photos

As some of you are aware La La Land Crafts are having a design team call and I am a MASSIVE La La Land fan so quite frankly I HAVE to apply!
With this being a brand spanking new blog I thought it would be the best idea to add my favourite makes here for the application.

Keep everything crossed for me!