Wednesday, 2 April 2014

I'm back

Hi there crafters 
what a few weeks i have had
caught cold on top of cold laid me out flat i can tell you for a few days

im feeling a lot better now thank goodness
just got to get rid of the cough that seems to be lingering

still been busy with samples i hope to share soon 
but i thought i would share a card  that i made using some  Pebeo Iridescent paints
and my new Gorguss stamps 
and of coarse my 
Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils

i first stamped the image then masked it off
to apply the paints on the background the shimmer is just yummy once dry 
it went through my ebosser with the spellbinder die thank god for that machine
don't have to do anything just switch it on lol
hard to get a good picture  it's dull here and shimmer on back ground make it glare in full light
 colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils 
 i then matted onto some brown mirri
matted onto a layer of Centura Pearl card that i embossed with my Swirl embossing folder 
 here are the colors i have used

Pen Colors TN1-TN2-TN3-FS3-FS8-CR3-CG3-IG4-IG6-IG9-TN6-OR1-OR3
Pencil colors 120-014-057-053-020 blended with Sansodor

 thanks for popping by 
hugs linda 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

have you heard

Sheena Douglass 
has had her paper and pencils out again
are you ready for even more fabulous new stamps
launching this Thursday  over on 
Create and craft
 now if you like Mystery these will be right up your street
 there are 3 sets of themed stamps 
 a sentiment stamp which is so versatile
so here are three samples to share
i have been very busy so terribly late with my 
sneaky peeps sorry for that,

colored with spectrum noir
matted and layered onto an embossed  layer with the rose 
embossing folder  die cut and rolled the roses made from the backing paper
with a touch of glitter on the windows
such a pretty stamp  i do like it alot

 the next two cards  
are using stamps from the sentiment stamp plate

 i hope you will agree
 the sentiments make totally different cards
would fit any occasion
 more sneaky peeps tomorrow 
 thank you for dropping by 
 hugs linda xxx

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Two totally different effects

  had a delivery of some new stamps today  
from LOTV only ordered them 
Yesterday Lunch time 
fantastic service.....

so i had to try them out
yep !!!
my Spectrum Noir Pencils  from
 were out 
 so why not used those lol 

  thought i would try to show 
 the same image and same color pencils
Two different effects 

the bottom image
 i blended out the colors  using Light Medium and Dark Pencils
with blending fluid and paper stump  exactly the same technique as when using pens
the top image 
 i laid down a base layer all over the image with my lightest pencil color then with very sharp points on my Medium and Dark Pencils 
using little flicking strokes randomly following the contour of the image to fill in the area

 you really can get some Fabulous effects 
The Spectrum Noir Pencils

  thank you for dropping by today 
hugs linda xxx

Monday, 13 January 2014

Birthday card

Goodness me where has the day gone
I'm very late today  had a me day just relaxing
so as you might already know 
the Spectrum Noir Pencil 
Crafters Companion
sold out at the CHA show
 how fantastic is that 

  while preparing all my samples i had to make 
a birthday card for my son
so had to be Bebunni 
apart from the fact i had already got it stamped out 
 my son loves Cake!!! lol
 this is done with a combo of Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils

 simply matted and layered onto core-dination 
 a backing paper from a Nit wit collection i had already got printed out
 and dew drops to finish
 while making the card i  wondered how the  SN pencils would behave on 
Centura Pear card ???
 so i stamped  and set too coloring 

  all i can say is 
They behaved as i knew they would
Centura pearl card has a lot of tooth and has a slight  grainy texture
it just grabbed the color and blended a dream !!!
i used Layering for this little test piece
this means Direct to card  coloring is another big plus
 for those who like to do clean and simple cards
using the  Spectrum Noir Pencils 
  thank you for dropping by 
 hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Spectrum Noir Pencils on Kraft card

hi there crafters
 i do hope your all keeping warn 
 we had a very hard frost come in over night  
flip it's cold here .. 
when i got up it looked like my first card im sharing today out side 
Chilly is not the word lol 

did you catch our Leann  from Crafters Companion
and the fantastic 
Premier of the 
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

i sat glued to the TV what a great show
 as i said i have put these pencils through there paces 
experimenting on all different  types of card stock
 kraft card is so popular what a great way to test them !
  i don't normally use Kraft Card so this was a challenge for me 
did i have fun oh yes!!!
 it can be very hard to totally block out the base card color
but not with these beauties
take a look

 this is using the fabulous Sheena Douglass stamp 
 with the Spectrum Noir Pencils and Blending Fluid on the  buildings 
on the roofs that is the White pencil on it's own 
now that to me shows the quality of these pencils 
you are able to get a good coverage with  these pencils
the falling snow is white Pebeo acrylic paint

this one  is using the layering technique 
where you use a light -medium- and dark to get dimension  
 i hope you can see how well they blend
 to a smooth seamless  finish
 i added the tiniest touch of white acrylic paint to the snow then on his wellies for the shine
and finally

 just couldn't resist making a card with this image 
he tickles me  every time is see his expression  go on admit we all feel 
at some point over the festive season a bit frazzled  and grumpy
i know i do 

i used  a blender pencil to blend the colors together 
  i hope i have been able to show you 
 these pencils work brilliant on Kraft Card
 thanks for dropping by today 
 hugs linda xxx

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Blendable Pencils hit the screens today

 Are you ready to see 
the LIVE Link
Leann from
Crafters Companion 
Presenting the
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

 I have really put these pencils through there paces
hope to share  over next few days my results
so here is
my card for the big day

Spectrum Noir Pencils on Vellum

 they blend a treat on vellum give you a lovely soft effect
im very happy this means i can now flip images for gate fold cards with the SN pencils
happy days

 i used some Neenah and a small piece of core-dination to mat the Vellum onto to
 then ran some pink centura pearl card  
with the  Crafters Companion Rose Embossing folder 
through my Ebosser 
layered onto silver mat card added the dew drops with a tiny touch of cosmic shimmer on the flowers for that bit of sparkle

 don't forget if you can tune in at 4pm
over on Create and Craft for the live link
 hugs linda x

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Buzz word is B in Spring

This coming Spring

are bringing yet another 
Fabulous Product to the Crafting World 
I know your going to love them as much as i do

 The Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

Leann  will be Introducing the New Pencils at 
the CHA
over in the USA  
This Saturday 11th at 4pm UK Time
 with a live link to the Create and Craft Channel
 how great is that ! 
so as you can imagine i got to play with these beauties early 
im so darn lucky i caunt tell you 
it's been a true pleasure it really has
 they are a fantastic product to work with
i have done a couple of toppers using the SN Pencils on there own 
Spectrum Noir Pens along side the Spectrum Noir Pencils

so here we go 
this Bebunni image is colored with Pencils 
they blend together beautifully 

This one
 I have used Spectrum Noir Pens as a base layer
them colored on top with The Spectrum Noir Pencils 
 they really  make the image pop
 makes your colouring even more vibrant

if you would like follow the link below 
it will take you to the

where you can read all about the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils 
at your leisure
 I do hope you will try and tune into Create and Craft 
to see Leann live Tomorrow
im going to be tuning in 

thank you for dropping by today 
Hugs linda xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year Crafting Project

IT'S 2014
 Hope you all have a wonderful year
i spent the holiday with my family
 had a super time
 while out one day with son and grand daughter
we collected some leaves which gave me the idea for this art project
so new year's eve arrived and i set to trying to get the idea out of my head

 i had no idea what i was aiming for
 but hey
that's the best part just go with it and see where you end up
i had great fun and as ever made a mess

 I'm pleased with the result
 first i made a stencil from the original leaves
then went to town with my acrylic paints and  ice silk
  love that stuff it looks like a watermark when painted onto a plain surface
 the 3 top leaves  are sponged in a slightly darker shade to the ones on the background

i then added veins with my quickie glue pen and foil flakes
they didn't stand out enough from the background
so i gave them a coat of spray and shine quickly covered with
micro beads it's hard to see in the picture but when you see them in real life
they look like velvet  the leaves were stuck in place with 3D gel from
Crafters Companion
 brilliant stuff held firm straightaway

so here is my first crafting project
my new 12"x 12" altered canvas
something different to fill a corner

i hope you all have a smashing time crafting in 2014
thanks for dropping by today
hugs Linda x

Thursday, 12 December 2013

More Sea Life with Sheena Douglass

Hi there Crafters
 more of the beautiful stamps 
Sheena Douglass
 two card  hopefully showing they will fit any style of cards

i created a backing paper using  my Gelli Plate the stamps the Silks from set 1 and the brown fusion acrylic paint 
did some heat embossing on the top with clear and holographic powders
 the topper was coloured in with Spectrum Noir pens
BT1.BT2, BG1 and Blender pen 
onto Centura pearl card 

my second card could not have been more simple
stamped and coloured with Spectrum Noirs
embossed lines and some Glossy  accents on the fish added a few bubbles
leading up to the sentiment matted onto 
Crafters Companion Kraft Card

off to colour some more 
catch you all later
hugs linda x

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sea Life with Sheena Douglass

Hi there crafters
 there are some stunning 
stamps coming soon
from our Sheena
 Sea life 
 over on Create and Craft
Friday 13th at 10 am
there are 2 A5 plates in this collection

 i just love this stamp

i stamped out the image then heat embossed 
went in with distressing inks and even more embossing powders  once i was happy with the background i added the distress inks to the sea horse added frantage to finish off
the backingpaper was made using lots of layers embossing powders and stamps

well after that i had to make a candle

i embossed the image then applied it to the candle painted in the back ground
using silks from set 1 i then painted the sea horse with spiced tomato from set 4
the seaweed is one of the solid stamps from this set
 i cut them out added the ribbon flowers and gems  
it was very hard to get a half decent picture but boy in real life that seahorse does sparkle
i will hopefully be sharing more tomorrow

 thanks for popping by today 
hugs linda xxx