I love Saturdays, Sleep in! Soccer Saturday with my mate Jeff Stelling, my lot rig me that I have a ickle crush on Jeff, truth is I just wanna meet him and have a cuppa T with him, I don't think I've a crush, I just really really like him :) Then after that Strictly will be on :) I adore Strictly, OH MY GOSH, Imagine if Jeff did Strictly - gees not sure I could cope! I am totally rooting for Danny and Ore, I mean seriously one of these guys has to win this year, absolutely amazing both of them!
Anywhoo lol, Today I have a Halloween card to share using this fab image from Mo Manning, I didn't think this one needed a sentiment as its a pretty obvious image lol, she is so cute! I am not a goory Halloween person, It has to be cute!
I kept her clean and simple with a couple of matts and layers
Spectrum Noir Markers Used
Skin - FS2,7,TN3,4,BG2,TN5,FS6,8,PP4 Hair - OR2,TN6,8 Orange - GB6,OR3,BG3, OR1,2 Green - JG2,JG7, LG5,BG8 Outline - BGR1 Purple - IG9,IG6,PL4,5,LV2 Grey - IG6,8,9 Yellow - GB1 Blue - IG1,TB1 Floor - IG1,2,3,5 White gel pen
Its half term, which means lie ins whoooooop, lazy pj days whoooo, Although I do want to get the kids out and about in some fresh air, I love the Autumn, my fave time of the year, the colours are amazing, and its the official countdown to Christmas :)
I hope you all have a restful week if you are on half term
Today IS the day Leann will share these fab NEW NEW pens with you :) 10AM on Hochanda, I'm all set with a cuppa and record button, might even crack open a packet of biccys
This is another scene from Make it Crafty, this image was the second image I coloured up with these markers and I was blown away how easy the blend on them is.
This image is from Mo Manning, how cute is he! I used more of the vintage tones in this one
This one is another from Delicious Doodles, its one of my fave Christmas images ever, I adore it!
3 days in a row, I feel like I have all my ducks lined up lol! Hope you are all well :)
Leann will launch the fantastic NEW Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens over on Hochanda, and there is a discount if you are a Freedom member, and and and........ you wait till you see this babies in action, I mean seriously they are so cool!
The are dual ended, 1 end a fine nib for all your detailed work, the other a glorious brush nib for just about everything else! I'm a bit of a geek, I like the feel of these pens I mean the casing lol, so smooth, and I love the colour. Talking of which, the colours! OMG - Wait till you see them, there are some absolute corkers! the vintage tones are my fave :)
Here are a few samples from me :)
I have used the brush nib only to colour these - Happy Days
This image is from Delicious Doodles. I believe the sentiment is from Whimsie Doodles, although not 100% sure. I love how easy it was to create the sky.
This image is from A day for daisies, and I wanted to add a blue tone to her hair, I love using greys to shadow my pinks too
This scene is from Make it Crafty, I adore the scenes, but I'm always to anxious to colour them, but I just had to with these pens, I was trying to create a sunrise.
Honestly tune in to the shows, you will learn heaps :)
Oh my gosh, I always have such good intentions when I come to blog but months seem to pass before I get a chance! Highlights of a busy life lol
So heaps of launches have passed and heaps of fab samples I could have shown you too eeeeek
So I need to make up for that!
I hope you are all doing ok, and life is being kind, I kinda think I have forgotton how to blog hop around, I am going to try very hard to have a go at it tonight and tomorrow, fingers crossed :)
So one of my favourite, favourite launches EVER! Happened!
As soon as this arrived at my house, I was giddy with excitement, every single thing in this collection screams at me! I could not wait to get started with it, and the samples I am seeing with crafter's using it are AMAAAAAAAZING! like seriously gorgeous, so you all love it as much as me :)
I wanted to try a clean and simple look as I totally knew at some point I'd go super heavy on the leaves and autumn colours!, I cut the die through the white cardstock and layered a piece of the patterned paper behind it, I then added a few touches of glitter, I die cut lots of leaves in white and the patterned paper and shaped them with a ball tool, the sentiment I stamped in the corner, and a few matts and layers, I was really pleased with how clean and simple this one finished up.
As soon as I saw this embossing folder I KNEW, I JUST KNEW, I had to do something for the kiddies with it, Just plain black card and a white inkpad, a few cut leaves shaped with an embossing tool, and super fun googly eyes :)
Then I went LEAF MAD, I mean seriously you could get lost in making leaves, there is something extremely theraputic about making them and then inking them up. This sentiment is my favourite from the entire collection, such a lovely one. The picket fence I have to admit has now become one of my GO to dies, I adore it. I have a 2 little pots on my desk of what I would call my essential dies, the ones I use over and over and over again, the picket fence has ended up there lol, it doesn't have time for a home with the rest of my dies!
A leafy close up, just because I love them!
For this one I was trying to go with clean and simple again and I did the same as I did with the first card, although I matted behind with red mirri card, it screams Canada at me now, everytime I look at it.
I used Centura pearl to create my card base, and edged the panels with the Hybrid die, I then added pearls to each of the flower centres. The papers and die cut flowers are from Sara's ranges - English Country garden and Floral delight
I have heaps to get done today all creative goodness :)
If you are looking for my BLOG HOP post please scroll down :)
Today I have a frame to share with you, using the gorgeous Colourista range
This is one I printed from the USB and coloured up, I added a little sparkle pen and white gel pen to bring it to life, think I need my sunglasses lol. This image reminds me so much of breakfast time and the old cornflakes box :)
I honestly cannot wait to colour this one up again, it is such a happy image. I printed it onto kraft card - neenah desert storm, which is avaliable in the Crafter's Companion shop the white frame I picked up from a cheap shop
I'll be tapping my feet waiting for Strictly tonight! SUPER EXCITED! lol
In one week - YES one week the UK Launch of the fantastic Colourista range will be coming to Hochanda :)
So we are Hopping again with some fabulous prizes along the way :)
You may have already seen some of the US launch shows and lots of inspiration from the team - defintely something we all want to get our hands on! I adore this range.
If you haven't already - don't forget to sign up to the FREE - yes FREE online colouring course :) Click Pic
Our hop closes On September 9th 11.59 am andSara will be announcing an overall winner LIVE on Hochanda! Winners from indivdual blogs will be announced on the Facebook pages of Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir on September 9th - exciting!!!!
If you are in the US you can catch the shows online www.Hochanda.com
Be sure to leave a comment at each stop to be in with a chance of winning!
You should have arrived here from the Lovely Annie
I have 2 projects to share today :)
Using the gorgeous Colourista colouring pads, honestly these blew me away, the Glitter and the Foil what an amazing invention for colouring!
The first is a hanging plaque, I brought in a cheap shop and decorated it
I coloured elements from the A4 Colourista Glitter pad and the 5 x 7 Colourista glitter pad, cut them out and shaped the flowers, I used the Colourista colours to colour with and the shine you see in the photo has had no enhancement, it is the pure glitter! The pens blend magically over it! and the bestest bit is the glitter stays put! you are not covered in it from colouring! The more I colour over Glitter the more I become addicted to it!
The second project I have to share today is the fab Foil pad :)
Oh me oh my
The resist from the foil on this I love, its almost like you try to make the foil disappear but it is not having it and shines through, I adore this pad, and wanted to do something a little different than traditonal colouring, so I got out my sparkle pens and washed over the sheet with water then dripped ink directly from the pens onto the sheet, love it!
I just love the effect! I think I will be doing a few more like this, one of my fave things to do with sparkle pens lol
I kept the card basic as the images says it all :)
Thanks so much for popping by today - I really hope you enjoy the hop - don't forget to leave a comment for prizes :) yay
We also have a WATCH PARTY event happening on Facebook - do join up :) its FREE and FUN
I coloured her with Spectrum noir markers and mounted her onto my card base using 3d glue gel. The papers and deep purple centura pearl I cut using a spiral punch from Stampin' Up. The "A" was cut using the contempoary letters from Die'sire and the sentiment from the Verity Rose range :)
I think I'll be giving this to my Syds - last year of school oh my days how did that happen!!!!!!!!
I really need to get myself into full Christmas mode! I have been making Christmassy items for MONTHS, but nothing for myself argh! I even have my Christmassy playlist on my Ipod and have been rocking around my Christmas tree in my chair :)
I really loved this card I made, its quick, simple and easy and I have made a little tutorial for you on the Spectrum Noir website on how to create it - Coming Soon :)
I think I may well end up doing a few more like this over the coming months :)
I create the tree branches using aquablend pencils and sparkle pens, the lights I used the baubles from Sara's Luxury Christmas range - Avaliable in the Crafter's Companion store, and I added a little white gel pen to them, matted and layered with card and it makes a real quick card :)
The sparkle pens add a gorgeous touch of glitter (not that this pic picked it up!)