Saturday, 21 July 2012

Christmas In July Spectrum Noir Blog hop

A few members of the Spectrum Noir team have gotten together to celebrate Christmas in July!  We have an inspiration-filled blog hop today, along with a few great prizes! 
 If you have arrived here from Jennie's's blog, you are in the right place.  
If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog so you don't miss a thing!

Here is my contribution to a Fantastic  
Spectrum Noir Blog Hop....

 i love the way the Spectrum Noir Reds blend so well together
they give you a rich luxurious look to any of your projects 
i have used Neenha card  Core-dination Centrua pearl card  Satin finish printing paper  E craft 
all from Crafters Companion

the stamp is from LOTV 
the backing paper is from a Nit Wit kit ,fancy oval frame from spellbinders  GoKreate die for base card and matting layers
crystal gems ribbon and silver bell cut glass glitter all from my stash

my Tip
 for getting a smooth blend  colour the complete area with your lightest colour first  then go over with your other colours  blending out the joins as you go 

the colours i have used for this card are

EB1- EB2- BG2- CR10- DR3- DR5- DR7- CG1- CG2- CG3- GB3- GB4- GB5 GG1- GG2- EB6- EB8
BLENDER and white gel pen for highlights on his nose 

 i have had so much fun making this card 
you can never go to far on a Christmas card the
 reds and green are traditional colours of Christmas in my home
hugs linda xxx

check out the great prize on offer but remember you have to be in it to win it!!

We hope you've been checking out the Spectrum Noir blog - it is full of great tutorials, techniques, and other projects from our design team.  If you haven't been over there, go take a look!  Before we get to the rest of the hop today, let's have a little fun.  How about a prize?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner two sets of six markers, a pack of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock (perfect for coloring!), and an adorable stamped called All Wrapped Up, from the new Mulberry Wood line.

Entering to win is easy.  Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us your favorite Spectrum Noir color combination you saw while hopping with us this week (please comment no later then Friday, July 27 at 6:00 PM GMT).  
A random winner will be drawn using and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, July 28, 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. 

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

Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Christmas in July!  
Have fun hopping around to see all of the inspiration

Friday, 20 July 2012

Hair colour’s in Spectrum Noir pens

Good Morning  my crafting friends
as you know i have had my Spectrum Noir Pens
since they where Launched here in UK
i have been collecting some of the colour combinations that i like to use
so thought it was time i shared some with you
  cropped a digi from  the fabulous Saturated canary   by Krista
in my grafics programme
 just adore this image  it's perfect to do my swatches on

under each image i have added the Spectrum Noir colours for you

i have started a little book that  I'm going to keep them all in
at the moment it’s just scraps of Neenah with my scribbles on all over the place lol 
I'm about as organised as a chocolate tea pot
it’s got to silly point now lol
if you love your Spectrum Noirs like i do …. it’s time to get organised
over time i will be sharing more colour combinations so do keep popping by
must crack on and get my back side in gear lots to do  have a great day everyone
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx
PS…… drop by tomorrow The Spectrum Noir DT  have a Blog Hop
another fab prize on offer if you join in

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Naughty but Nice

 colouring in this Digi  last night from
Saturated Canary
with my Spectrum Noir Pens
Crafters Companion
will make it into a card later
here are the Spectrum Noir Colours i  have used
TN1- TN2- FS1- EB2- HB2- EB7-  CR3- CR10- DR3- DR5- DR7- IG1- IG2- IG3
 im watching my grand daughter  again today sorry for such a short post  it's raining yet again here so looks like dvds and crayons are in order
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Faux Tile Effect with Distressing Markers

Goodness me im so late today
so what have i been playing with
the new Sheena Douglass Stamps that are Launched today
Tim Holts Distressing Markers and Embossing powders

I used water colour paper ,centrua pearl  and core-dination from
if you would like to try making a Faux  Tile Effect
draw a grid in pencil on  your water colour card fill in with 3 colours from same colour family
i used  mustard seed spiced marmalade and barn door
colour in your blocks  then spritz with water   so that your colours start to bend
when it’s nearly dry go over your lines with fine tip in forest moss
it will bleed slightly  but that gives you some depth then leave it to dry completely
i over stamped using Sheena’s Silhouette of the highland in  versa fine  watermark ink pad with  a white glitter embossing powder
matted onto core-dination card  onto a 8x8 centrua pearl card blank added a few crystal dew drops
have ago its great fun
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

that little red dress

Good Morning everyone
  i had already got her printed out yesterday
so  had to colour her in


i do hope you managed to grab this stunning little digi from Saturated Canary
Krista is so kind offering her as a freebie
of coarse coloured her in with my Spectrum Noir’s

here are the colours i have used
TN1- TN2- FS2- FS8- CR3- DR3- DR5- DR7- BT3- HB2- BGR1- BGR2IG1- IG2- IG3- IG5- IG7- IG8- IG9 - True black - blender

i think she would make a super Valentines day card who could resist her
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Touch of Citrus Going on

Good Afternoon everyone
the rain is here again so im sat colouring
with my Spectrum Noirs from
Crafters Companion
a free digi from Saturated Canary
for a limited time only ….so be quick if you would like to colour her in
and a big thank you to Krista for drawing such adorable images


bright orange and lime green 
thought i would go outside the box on hair this time lol
i have had such a lovely time colouring her in

here is a list of the colours i used In the Spectrum Noir Pens
TN1- TN2- FS1- FS8- GB2- BG4- OR1- OR2 GB7- EB3- BG4- CG1- CG2- CG3 HB1- HB2- GG1-  GG2
thank you for popping by this afternoon
hugs linda xxx

Colouring directly to stamp with Spectrum Noir Pens

Good morning everyone
I'm killing 2 birds with one stone here today perfect timing lol
don't you just love it when a plan comes together.....
it’s my turn to add  a tutorial /post over on the 
here is what i came up with using 
Sheena Douglass  Silhouette of the Highlands stamps
launch date Wed 18th….. 8 am over on create and craft
these stamps are perfect for   this technique


if you would like to see how it’s done pop over to
i do hope you will give it a try it’s easy and you get some beautiful effects

 im off back to bed feeling pretty rough this morning have a steaming head cold
didn't feel to clever last night with bit of a headache...  wow it's a beauty this morning sneezing  and coughing thrown in for good measure
perfect just when you dont need it....

thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Live in the Moment

i hope your weekend is going well  my little ray's of sunshine....
i feel so bad not taking pictures of my samples from Sheena’s new stamps
so i had to make a card that i could share with you all today


i have used the Sentiment  also one of Sheena's stamps 
a meaningful statement but so true we should embrace each moment in time and live it to the full
i heat embossed with WOW gold sparkle powder
and the wild grass stamp inked in Tim holts fired brick and forest moss
then distressed around the edge again with fired brick and shabby shutter
matted onto core-dination  card  onto a pre printed backing paper  from  a nit wits kit  with some wooden heart buttons
on to a card blank made from centrua pearl card stock
i feel alittle better now i have been able to share another card  using these fabulous new stamps
i hope you can catch the launch show  with Sheena on wed
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx