Saturday, 29 September 2012

Toread rocker and stamp companion cards

Hi there everyone i hope your all well
have to crack on sorting my craft room out over the weekend
i have nearly finished but my word some of the things i kept just in case ..
found dies i had forgotten  i had they are all now in the storage boxes with magnetic sheets
that i got from Crafters Companion the other week
so my cards for  today are from the  Toread CD


the Cd is truly jam packed full of goodies i love  all that’s on there something for everyone
i would be here for ever and a day  trying to remember  all the content

I do hope you managed to catch the shows
i must get my back side in gear and start sorting again
do pop back tomorrow i have something new to share
have a great Weekend
hugs linda xxx

Friday, 28 September 2012

Toread launch day has arrived

so sorry for late post im really behind today
just don’t feel 100%
but i hope this finds you all well
im making this a quick as i can before i grab some lunch
i got side tracked watching the launch lol

coloured with Spectrum Noir onto Neenah some Core-dination
some gold mirri  onto an acetate card
i do hope you managed to catch the launch show Sara is back on TV at 3pm
have a great day everyone
hugs linda xxx

Thursday, 27 September 2012

A little colouring tutorial

Hi there every one
it’s my turn to do  a little tutorial over on the
colouring tight curly hair in Spectrum Noir Pens
with a Saturated Canary Digi

please pop over if you have time
it’s very easy to do with lots of tips to help you along the way
full skin tone chart

hugs linda xxx

happy days

Good morning everyone
im late posting today been waiting for a phone call
from my brother  his daughter has safely delivered  her baby box (Max)
both are fit and well Thank goodness

so now i can settle down and share my card for today

a very girlie card all decked out in pink
well im sure even Toread go partying

matted onto core-dination and pink holographic card
with a matching backing paper from the CD
im sorry it’s a quick post but hope you have joined in the fun of the blog hop
do try and tune in tomorrow for the Launch on TV if you can
thank you for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

I’m over the Moon

I had a lovely surprise  this morning from
Pen Storage Stacking System
OK your thinking what is all the fuss about ???
trust me im thrilled to bits and utterly delighted at the end result
it’s going to cut my colouring time in half …. as you know i colour each and everyday with my Spectrum Noir Pens
but never had proper storage 
i like to have my pens all together when colouring i can't be doing with lots of little packages and i don’t have the room
so i  though i would share a before and after Pictures 
i call this the  Needs Must Nightmare lol…… 
had to pack the container to stop pens falling down
believe me when i say the colour you need always landed up flat on the bottom
and how many times have i had to go through them all just for 1 pen

i wonder how i managed to get so much colouring done to be honest with you
to say im jumping for joy is truly an understatement
im now in crafting heaven take a look….

What an improvement …
you can see they accommodate any brand of pens
i need a few more layers for my other pens but that will not be a problem knowing i can order more right here in UK..
they are very easy to assemble strong and don’t fall apart once put together
i assembled mine in my living room added my pens and carried them upstairs to my colouring area in my craft room
they never budged….. so if i fancy colouring in front of the TV i can  Fabulous ……
they hold 12 pens per section you decide how high or how long
if your stuck for pen storage and have limited craft space i would recommend taking a look at this system
Crafters Companion have ticked every box
they will be  launched Monday over on Create and Craft as a 4 day deal
Crafters Companion are doing some fabulous multi buy offers so i would say
why not Tune in ! and see for your self
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Toread and a Nellie Snellen card

Hi there crafters
here is another little cutie her name is
i had lots of fun doing this card
first i used the Sentiment stamp on the card blank it’s self
then i made a stencil and my refill inks to do the leaves for the acetate cover
there is a tutorial
over on the spectrum noir blog if you would like to try it
coloured the image with spectrum noir pens added the ribbon and bow then secured the acetate to the front of the card with little button brads
a little Nellie Snellen
had her for  a while now  only just got chance to colour her in
of coarse i used spectrum noirs lol
matted onto core-dination and a backing paper from a Nitwits kit
then cut out a cactus in plant pot from Neenah coloured in same as the stamped image
the sentiment done with distressing pen then i used the dew drops  that i coloured the other day
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

a little extra for this evening

i have spent a few hours  sorting out my craft room
well the side where i colour flip it’s amazing what you find
i coloured this in last night got twins on the brain lol

i used craft artist for the sentiment on the topper ....made a backing paper from the Happy sentiment and Distressing pens
then i stamped the image covered with a mask then used my brayer to get a reverse  image
i marked a line in pencil so i could get the image lined up as close as i could to the first
i hit lucky lol
should say  your  brayer-ed images will be lighter  than the original stamped
just go around the lighter image with a permanent fine liner pen 
then free hand put some rose bushes behind them just to add that little bit of interest
all coloured with spectrum noir
i do hope you are all enjoying the sneaky peeps of the Toread
also  i have coloured a skin  tone chart in spectrum noir
 it's available to down load over on the
Spectrum Noir Blog 

hugs linda xxx

Day 3 sneaky peeps

hi there everyone
goodness me it’s blustery  here today no rain as yet thank goodness
it didn’t stop all day yesterday so what have i got to share
her name is
coloured with spectrum noir onto Neenah card stock
simply matted and layered onto contrasting Core-dination on the card blank i die cut the leaves a
then added small squares od core-dination on the inside with a touch of crystal glitter
i have used the scalloped  Die-sire tag die for the sentiment
don’t forget to pop over to News and Views leave a comment on your favourite Character
to be in with a chance of a fab prize on offer
thank you so much for popping by today
hugs linda xxx

Monday, 24 September 2012

day 2 sneaky peep Toread

hi there everyone
so it rained all day yesterday and today looks no better
how lovely when i wanted to finish off tidying my garden
here is my card for today

  i Just adore this little Fellow that expression is just so darn cute
His Name is
coloured  with spectrum noir on to Neenah matted onto silver holographic card and core-dination
i used some die cut leaves and a little gingham ribbon 
for the club i cut out a shape from Neenah card and coloured it with pens to match the 1 in the image
here are the colours i used
TN1- TN2- FS1- FS7- CR3- HB1- GBR1- GBR2- GBR3- GBR4- GBR5
GB1- GB3- GB5- GB8- GB11
had this idea running round since i first saw this little fellow
i made the bird cage from A4 centura pearl card from Crafters Companion
i stamped the image then used my brayer to get a reverse image so that i could stick them back to back once coloured
so when it turns you see his cheeky little face
decorated with flowers from Wild Rose
thank you for popping by
hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

At Long Last they Have Arrived

have done it again im proud to present
they will be coming your way very soon
as a P.O.T.W on Friday the 28th on Create and Craft
there is a fantastic Toread CD  that is packed full of  exciting things with 2 Exclusive stamps 
and  a set of 6 New stamps 
 im sure  there will be lots lots more  included  in the show
they are so darn cute i have had so much fun with these little stamps
they are a fabulous size to colour
here is my first card
coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens onto Neenah
matted onto Core-dination and gold mirri the Backing Paper is from the Toreads CD
some satin ribbon flat backed pearls flowers and the Regal Swirl Folder

the Spectrum Noir Colours used are
TN1- TN2- FS1- FS7 - CR3 -HB1- HB2- LV1- LV2- LV3- CG1- CG2- CG3 -
 DG3 –OR1- GB1- GB3- GB5- GB8- GB9 –GB11- EB5- EB8- GG1

So Here is The Good Part !!
Blog Hop Details

if you have arrived here from the fabulous
Your in the right place

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion blog hop to celebrate the launch of the Toread papercrafting range! You could win the new Toread CD-ROM, simply by hopping around the Design Team's blogs and being inspired!

for the full list of Design Team members who are taking part.

The Design team have loved crafting with the new range - i just love these images   you will have a great card made in no time at all... to fit any occasion ...

So we're celebrating the launch of this gorgeous new collection by giving you a chance to see some sneak peeks and have the chance to win a great prize!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is visit each of the Design Team members blogs. They will each be showing you some of their fabulous Toread creations. 

Once you've been inspired, simply head back over to the Crafter's Companion News blog and leave a comment on their blog hop post, saying which is your favourite Toread character and why.

One winner will be drawn at random after 10am on Friday 28th September, and will be notified by email shortly after...

  Happy Hopping Everyone
you now need to
Good luck and do pop by tomorrow for another sneaky peep
Hugs Linda xxx