Sunday, 17 May 2015

Groovin' and some very exciting news

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend

The weather here is very stormy and cold, I am struggling to deal with the fact that this is May for goodness sake - where is the warm spring weather?? I put some grass seed down on my front lawn 2 weeks ago but there is no sign of life what so ever, I am beginning to think that it is too cold for the seed to germinate. Lets hope the sun decides to put in an appearance sometime soon.
So because of the horrible weather I am camped in my craftroom in the company of Captain Poldark (yes I pre-ordered the DVD so I could still get my Sunday fix) and doing a little colouring.
I challenged myself to only use Die'sire dies and embossing folders but just had to included the Memory Box Heart flourish as I think it looks a little like a music score.
Ingredients -
  • Spectrum Noir pens and pencils - IG1, IG2, IG5, IG6, IG7, FS2, FS4, FS9, TN2, TN4, TN6, TN7, TN8, TN9, CR2, CR6, CR8, CR10, GT1, GT2, GT3, IB1, 089, 119, 095, 072, 094 and 023.
  • First Edition's Boho chic paper pad
  • Die'sire Aurora Create-a-card and Chantilly Lace stamping frame
  • Memory Box heart flourish
  • Embossalicious music embossing folder
  • glitter
  • tumbled glass distress ink
  • sentiment - everyday grunge sentiments from LOTV

Background made using Die'sire Aurora Create-a-card die
I hope you can just make out the embossing. I inked the edges with Tumbled glass distress ink to add a little definition to the embossing. I cut out 2 pieces of the score to create the border.
The sentiment

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - - May colour challenge - Aqua - May challenge - dies and punches (2nd entry) - #36 - girl power

And finally for my news. Some of you may have noticed that I only use my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils these days (Don't worry my Promarker collection has been passed onto my eldest son for his Game Art degree), well this week I have been invited to join the Spectrum Noir TV design team. I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am - there was lots of happy dancing and I have been smiling to myself all week. I am now practicing madly trying to get the samples just right. It is very nerve racking I can tell you. My blog posts may be a little few and far between for the next week or so but as soon as I am given the go ahead I will share my makes with you.

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing my news



  1. Hi this is a gorgeous card. I too love Poldark enjoy your DVD.Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Hugs Jackie DT

  2. Great card you've coloured the hair brilliant fab teenage image Debbs xx

  3. A very pretty card Lesley. Such beautiful colours with lots of layers.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  4. Lovely card, pretty image.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Dies & Punches' challenge and good luck x Susan x