Saturday, 23 June 2012

And The Winner is!!!!

Drum roll please
   winners of the

for the 12 sets of pens
                                              Becki Wagner

the £25 / $25  Crafters Companion Gift Voucher
goes to
congratulations Ladies 
you need to pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for details on how to claim your prizes....

and a thank you from me to all that took the time to join in on the hop….
and left me some fantastic comments you are all fantastic,
i really wish you could have all been winners
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxxx

Friday, 22 June 2012

Friday already

my word this week has gone by so darn quick
it’s still raining here bit chilly too i have been very very busy here
have been wondering about an embellishment  for my walk like an Egyptian topper
i coloured last week so got out my papers and core-dination
didn’t want to put flowers and bows on it …. so came up with make your own again lol
palm leaves this time


from the textured  hessian backing paper i cut 3 oblong strips
folded them in half cut free hand a thin elongated leaf shape then snipped in with my scissors
not having seen a real palm leaf im guessing they look something like these lol
not a bow or ribbon in sight  for this card i think it works ?

thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Spectacular First Ever Spectrum Noir Blog Hop

This Post will Stay at the Top Till 
the 23rd of June  please scroll down for newer post 
thank you 

Welcome to the very first Spectrum Noir Blog Hop!  
This week our entire design team has come together to start off summer with a grand celebration 
of Yellow - 
the color of summer! 

If you have landed here from
you are hopping in the right direction.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog so you do not miss a single stop!

hello everyone
 Linda here I'm so happy you have arrived at my blog this is so exciting
Here is my card  for this special occasion

in this picture you get a better idea of the dimension.

 i have used Strawberry Kisses Stamp called Party Animal 
Core-dination card  gold Mirri  Centura Pearl card  satin ribbon  memento ink 3D gel and all purpose glue
 and my Spectrum Noir pens of coarse.
all from 
a backing paper from nitwits and flowers from wild orchid.

i decided to do some decoupage  with my stamped image 
you get a fabulous result and such dimension to your  finished topper 
there are 6 layers to the shoe topper 
my advice would be
 try doing Decoupage with your rubber stamps   
you are never restricted when you have a stamp in your crafting collection.

i have added a list of the Spectrum noir Colours used 
you might like to try it for yourself
GG1-GG2- EB1- EB2- FS8- CR3- CT1- CT2- CT3- GB4- GB5- GB6
 i do hope you are enjoying your Spectrum noir Pens

 im sending you all hug for joining in on the blog hop....

We are excited to announce that our new Spectrum Noir website and blog is up and running. If you have not had a chance to check out all of the great tutorials, tips, suggestions and samples our design team has posted, today is a great day to take a peek.  Before we get to the rest of the blog hop, how about we add a bit more excitement?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner with a full set of 72 Basic Spectrum Noir Pens!  Yes, that's right...all twelve sets of six pens each.

Entering to win is easy.   Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us one fun new thing (tip, trick, interesting combination of colors, etc) you learned about the Spectrum Noir markers while hopping with us this week.  A random winner will be drawn using and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, June 23, 2012 so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!  The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen.  How about a bonus chance to win?  If you add our blinkie to your blog and mention in your comment that you've done so, you will be entered into a second contest to win a $25.00 / £25.00 gift certificate to be used on any Spectrum Noir product at Crafter's Companion (the US or UK site).  

To add the Blinkie, simply download the code from the downloads section on the Spectrum Noir Blog and place it prominently in the sidebar of your blog. Do not forget to let us know in your comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post  that you have added the blinkie to your blog!

Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what
Jennie has to share!  
In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:

Thanks for joining us today, and best of luck on winning a 72 piece set of Spectrum Noir pens (and maybe even a gift certificate)!
thank you so much for popping by today 
hugs linda xxx

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Candle Glow tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir Blog

good afternoon everyone
there is a new tutorial over on the 
don't forget to leave a comment on the blog hop post !
your in with a chance of a great Prize that’s on offer there is still time
Good Luck ....
but please do leave me a comment too
 i love to read them it makes me feel as if we are one big family.
hugs linda xxx

Hello Kitty

LOL it’s pouring down again here in my part of the world
i got my grass cut Yesterday thank goodness
so lawns are neat and tidy rest of garden and house look like a
Jungle LOL
Hey that’s crafting for you i hope you are getting better weather
i have been busy making samples even more goodies on the horizon
but for today i have a saturated canary topper i coloured yesterday afternoon
only just got back online darn internet

i have had this little digi for a while but not had chance to colour her in
with my trusty Spectrum Noir Pens
thank you for popping by today
have a great day what ever your doing im going to try and tackle my craft room
can't find a thing in there nothing more annoying i know i have it but it’s in hiding
mind you when i tidy i still can't find things lol
hugs linda xxx

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

two for today

Good morning  to you all

today i thought i would share two projects that i coloured yesterday


i used the Pansy stamp from Sheena Douglass

coloured in with my spectrum noir pens using  LY1- LY3- GB3- GB5-  CG2 – CG3- DG4 – IG10 - GG1- GG2

I distressed the edges and over stamped with a little corner stamp from Barbara Grey

matted onto contrasting core-dination card and silver mirri  the satin ribbon is from Crafters Companion

the gem i changed it’s colour also using my pens it was green.


for this project i coloured  the little girl image the other day but wanted a frame the only thing i had here were the fusion

Papier-mâché  frames from Crafters companion as some will know  that do fusion they are a yucky tan colour …

so out came my pens this was an experiment…. i had no idea if it would work…..

coloured direct onto the frame i did some wood grain type lines in 3 of the browns then went over it all in bg5 to blend the lines out  the pens did a fantastic job im really impressed with how they coloured  direct to frame it even has a slight sheen to it now it’s dried

so i now have a faux wooden picture frame

thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Beach Babe Card

Good Afternoon Crafters

just finished this card using the topper i coloured

with my spectrum noir pens


i had no idea what to use as embellishment  to go with my topper


i cut out a surf board  shape added the lines with my pens on a scrap piece of Neenah and backed it onto some core-dination card  for matting and layering

the flower gems were originally green….. so out came my spectrum noir pens

they are now orange gems !!!

the backing paper is printed onto centrua pearl paper

i had to use orange gingham ribbon my spotty ribbon is in hiding !

but i think it works ok

thank you for popping by this afternoon

hugs linda xxx

Two Christmas cards

Hi there Everyone

well i have been busy got to make some of my  toppers i have been colouring

into cards how Good am I !!!!


I have used my toppers  that were coloured in with spectrum noir pens

Neenah and core-dination card


Crafters Companion

backing papers from Nit Wits and my E craft cut out the snow flakes few flat backed gems and diamond glitter

well it has to have a bit of sparkle

Have you joined in on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop???? great prize on offer as ever from Crafters Companion yet again.

and of coarse there is the TV Launch of Nigel May’s

crafting into Christmas Double Cds and stamps today over on Ideal World at 9pm tonight

do try and catch the launch if you can.

thank you for popping by today

hugs linda xxx

Monday, 18 June 2012

ophs late again

hi everyone goodness me im so late again
just noticed the time ouch where has the day gone
will have to be quick  got to tackle my craft room it’s a total disgrace
two toppers i coloured last night


hope your having a great day
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

something in blue

Good afternoon crafters

had a little session with Spectrum noirs and digi i printed out last night


here are the colours i used for this little chap

EB1- EB2- Blender- GB3- GB4- GB5- GB6- CR2- CR5- GG1- GG2- BGR1- GBR2- GBR3- GBR5

Thank you for popping by

hugs Linda xxxx

Good morning my lovely Crafting Friends

First let me say a very big heartfelt thank you for all your lovely  comments

on my blog hop card  im over whelmed …….your all fantastic…

i did enjoy reading them cheered me up  no end……i had the worse ever Headache yesterday

made me feel really sick  but im alot better today.

sat colouring in this little image last night to take my mind off things

might send it to myself  lol….. boy did i need to be in my bed…


this little sweetie is from Di’s Digi

i coloured him in with my Spectrum noir pens

from Crafters Companion

here is of list of the colours i have used

teddy GB2- GB3- GB5-  GB9- CR2- CR5

rabbit- EB1- EB2- CR2- CR5

pillow and quilt- BG2- GB3- GB- GB11- BGR1- GBR2- GBR3- GG1- GG2- DR5 – BLENDER

hope you are joining in on the blog hop

you might just be the lucky one who wins that fab prize on offer

thank you once again for popping over to visit

hugs linda xxx