Monday, 5 December 2016

Easter Promises

Happy Monday everyone

Well another week begins and it is going to be a busy one for me. We have the school fair on Friday and our stall is looking a little bare so myself and a colleague will be busy with the children getting our penguins and snowmen biscuits ready for Friday.
Today's card is another made using the new Colorista card kits -
I have used - 

  • Colorista Eastern Promise card kit
  • Set 2 and 3 of the Colorista pencils


Off to work then. Thank you for stopping by today.

Crafty hugs
Lesley

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Butterfly garden

Good morning folks

Firstly apologies for my lack of posts recently - I am not feeling 100% and I have been snowed under with work projects (it is that time of year again) and DT work.
Here is another of my recent Spectrum Noir TV design team makes - 
This is a card made with one of the new Colorista card making kits. These are pre-printed card blanks, this one is foiled (some are glittered) which include envelopes and inserts to complete your card. This one is from the butterfly garden set and I have coloured it with set 1, set 2 and set 6 of the Colorista pencils.

Right back to the craft desk - final sample to finish. Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs
Lesley

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Follow your heart

Good morning

A quick post today. This is one of the recent cards I made for the one day wonder shows on Hochanda today. Fiona Clayton is showcasing some new Colorista products which includes some fabulous new card kit. For this card I have used the Floral Inspirations kit and the Colorista pens - 
I used the following products - 

  • Colorista pens - cream, blue pearl, sorbet, magenta, purple, pale mint, pistachio and leaf green
  • Floral Inspirations Colorista card kit

Fiona's shows are 9am, 12pm, 4pm and 7pm. 

Right I am off to defrost my car and head off to work. Enjoy your day, keep warm.

Crafty hugs
Lesley 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Time traveller 50th birthday

Hello folks


Ah the weekend - and relax....

This week my hubby celebrated his 50th birthday and today we are having a family party for him. This is the card I made to celebrate his big day - 
(Apologies for the picture quality - it was a rather dull day)
Once again I have been playing with the gorgeous Time Traveller range from Sheena Douglass but I also challenged myself to use the Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens. They are very different from my Spectrum Noir pens (defo my favourite colouring medium and my comfort zone). You have to use the lightest touch with the brush nibs and you seem to be able to add so much more shading without saturating the paper. Not sure how they work but I am sure with more practice I will love these pens as much as my Speccies. For my card today I used Steampunk man stamp which I coloured as follows - 
  • skin - eggshell, linen, pale tan, muted brown and soft brown
  • lips - pale tan, muted brown and soft brown
  • eyes - true blue, black and a white gel pen
  • clothes - russet, leather, henna, ice grey 2 and ice grey 6
  • hair - ice grey 2, ice grey 6, black, IG7 and IG9 (Spectrum Noir pens)
I also used - 
  • matt black card
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Sheena's Time Traveller - timepieces stamp and dies
  • Sheena's Time Traveller - geared up stamp and die sets
  • Sheena's Time Traveller - time pieces stamp and die sets
  • Tonic striped number 0 and number 5 dies
  • Pebeo silver and king gold gilding wax
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - starry sky (for the background)
  • old paper, antique linen and brushed corduroy distress inks
I created the background using a technique I saw Sheena demo on the telly box. I used a piece of Sheena stamping card and a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to create a colourwash background, then spritzed with water and blotted with kitchen roll to create the starry sky.
I cut the cogs from matt black card and then rubbed with gilding wax. These look really bright in the photo but are much more muted in real life.
To create the texture on the numbers a stuck cogs onto the numbers before rubbing the gilding waz on and then trimmed with scissors.
Right that's me finished for today. I am now going to create a storm in the kitchen. 


Enjoy your weekend
Lesley

Friday, 25 November 2016

Starry birthday

Good morning everyone

A quick post from me today. This is a simple card I made a while ago using Sara's signature collection Just for men - 
I have used - 

  • matt black card
  • yellow core'dinations
  • Sheena's stamping card
  • Sara's signature collection - Just for men urban graffiti and rock star stamp sets
  • Memento inks
As I said short and sweet today. Thank you for stopping by.


Crafty hugs
Lesley

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Time flies

Hello folks 

I bought the new Sheena time traveller range during the Crafter's Companion birthday week but haven't had much time to have a little play so this weekend I decided to put that right.
I managed to catch quite a few of Sheena's shows during the launch so I have used a lot of what I learnt on this card.
I have used - 

  • Sheena's stamping card
  • matt black card
  • Tattered Lace Tri fold card die (another new purchase!!!)
  • Sheena's Time Traveller Make time stamp and die sets
  • Sheena's Time Traveller Timepieces stamp and die set
  • Pebeo silver and king gold gilding wax
  • clear embossing powder
  • antique linen, brushed corduory and ground expresso distress ink
  • expresso Adirondak ink
I followed Sheena's demo to make the watch, I couldn't believe how realistic it is. Very impressed. Sheena is so inventive.

I adore this range and can't wait to spend more time with it. I definitely need to follow this sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Crafty hugs
Lesley

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Vintage Christmas

Hello folks

Today sees the launch of a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers and this fortnight we would like to see your stamped projects for 
Vintage Christmas
Here is my DT card - 
I have used LOTV's Edwardian Christmas which I stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens - 

  • chocolate, tan, slate, leaf green, burgundy, peach, desert, topaz and sepia

I have also used - 

  • Tonic bowscale die set
  • Spellbinder's resplendent rectangles die set
  • First Edition's gilded winter paper pad
  • ivory centura pearl
  • ribbon and lace from my stash
  • LOTV's handwritten Christmas sentiments
  • antique linen distress ink
Why not join in our challenge this fortnight; you can visit the website here.


Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs
Lesley