Saturday, 25 August 2012

Playing with some of my new craft Goodies

Hi there everyone
as i said yesterday taking it easy again
why not it’s a holiday weekend
so what arrived in my post yesterday
LOTV Christmas stamps
my new Die’sire (Grace Frame)  from Crafters Companion 
Bridal White satin ribbon from the Ribbon Shop
here is what i came up with
stamped onto Neenah coloured with my Spectrum Noirs
a very simple looking card  but so easy to to do when you have lots of card to make
here are the Spectrum Noirs colour i have used
GB1- GB3- GB6- GB8- GB11 EB4- EB8  for the bear
EB1- EB2 CR11- DR5- DR7 for robin
GG1- GG2- GG3 -blender pen for shadow on snow
its raining but who cares
off to enjoy the rest of my break have a great day everyone
thanks for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

Friday is here

So are you ready for the
August bank Holiday Weekend over here in UK
ha ha weather as per normal is going to be pretty bad so we are told nothing new there then
so  my second card for Sara from Crafters Companion TV show
over in Germany
using the Poppy and Daisy Stamp  from Sheena Douglass
and the sets of 6 pens the  Reds


a very quick card  stamped onto Neenah and just a touch of the Grey Greens on stems and daisy
you could coloured the poppies in with different colours from the spectrum noir pen sets
there are more other  poppies out there than just the reds
  matted onto red  holographic card then black card stock from my stash
i also coloured the pearls and ribbon with my pens to match

im having a steady day here today was very tired last night 
slept like a log so i really needed to recharge my battery
i hope you all have a lovely weekend what ever you have planned
thank you so much for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Thursday, 23 August 2012

good morning everyone

  set myself a challenge for this card
Sara from Crafters Companion is doing a TV show
over in Germany early in September show casing the Spectrum Noir Pens
she asked some of the DT if we could make some cards using
just the pens in the 6 packs and a selection of stamps  how can you say no…. Sara is a sweetie…
i choose to use the Sheena Douglass
Natures Accomplishment  stamp and the
pale hue with brown grey set of pens
had no idea how it was going to turn out
once i had found all the colours i had to work with
i decided to go with an early evening feel  with the sun light coming from the left im really pleased with how it turned out 
it’s surprising you can make some fab cards just using limited colours i must try to do more
but as you know i love my colour lol ….
i stamped on to Neenah matted and layered onto a pre printed paper i had from my stash core-dination and a touch of gingham ribbon
my grand daughter Sophia is over for the day so its back to children's TV and games till later
have a great day everyone
thank you for popping over
hugs linda xxx

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Next Best Thing in water colours paints

Good Morning Everyone
i just love this image from Just Inklined CD
in-fact that is just where i need to live 
 the cottage of my dreams
mind you it would have to be big enough to store all my craft stuff lol


i printed off the digi image with sentiment  in Scrap book Artist
 Crafters Companion Water Colour Card
if your printer will take this type of card do try water colours
i do have to heat set my card stock after printing so that the ink doesn’t run if im going to use water colours
i  painted  it with a little travelling box set of Windsor and Newton water colour paints  i have missed doing water colouring  must do more i do enjoy watching a picture come to life...
matted onto a complimentary piece of Core-dination card
onto a A4 folded Card Blank finished off with a tiny gingham bow
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Next Big Thing

i have to say
i wish i had got this CD  from Just Inklined way before now
crammed full of Digi  Images
and lots more in-fact far too much for me to mention
i will be using this CD a lot .....there is a digi for every single occasion you could think of
so here is a card using just 1 of the  Digital images on there


isn’t this a super image
i wanted  a very simple card layout
took it into Scrap Book Artist as i wanted to add the sentiment
coloured in with my Spectrum Noir Pens onto Neenah card
matted and layered onto Core-dination card stock
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

so blooming cross

hi there everyone 
im spitting feathers here
spent most of the day yesterday doing samples that i was going to drop off at the
Great British Craft Festival
only to find that  with over crowding  and air con breaking …they had decided to not sell on the day ticket
for today
people were being turned away even with tickets
my word i would have been so angry if they had done that to me
so there i sat last night kicking a cushion  very disappointed i had to cancel my travel arrangements
we were supposed to be going for a day out my son his wife grand daughter and myself
now bare in mind my son does not do or get crafting at all he thinks im totally bonkers playing with card
and even he was disappointed
so big thumbs down
Great British Craft Festival
piss up in a brewery more like
mind you i bet they couldn’t get that right either………..
sorry i don’t normally rant about these sort of things but when you have spent weeks organising  and making plans
looking forward to a day out 
i would have been sat in traffic jams and no ticket
i would have exploded ….
hugs linda xxx