Thursday 27 February 2014

Papermill Direct Offer

Today's special offer from Papermill is

Ultra White Pearlised 300gsm - Small box for £7.50

This card is fantastic I've done everything to it with great results. I embossed the back ground and sentiment with an embossing folder and my Grand Calibur. I die cut the swirls too again using my Grand Calibur. Ive printed the image and sentiment from Darcy's Diaries out onto it and coloured it with Spectrum Noir pencils too. I really love how the embossing came out. 
This card would make really gorgeous wedding stationary too , it's really pretty.

You can find it on the special offers page on the Papermill Direct website here.


Cute Card Thursday

The theme this week for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge is


I've used -
White card - Papermill Super Smooth
Image - Bugaboo Girlz stamp
Colouring medium - Spectrum Noir pencils
Papers - Nitwit Perfect Pair paper pad

Hope Spring does show up soon I need some sunshine on my old bones lol.

My teamies have made some beautiful Spring makes this week and you can see them on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog. This week we are sponsored by Inspired by Stamping. 
We'd love you all to join in and I look forward to seeing your Spring projects.


Friday 21 February 2014

LOTV's Sketch

Friday again!! I'm trying to get used to the idea that my kids only do half day at school on Friday's here in West Lothian so have to move my bum a bit on a Friday morning!

Something new for me today I'd like to show you a card I've made using both the Spectrum Noir pens and pencils. Also I've followed a sketch  from Lily of the Valley.

Here's the sketch

And here's my card                                                                                                                                      

Here's what I've used

Stamp: LOTV - Oh so girly stamp plate
Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir pens and pencils
Papers: Prima - En Francais
Doily die cut: Creative Coutures
Scalloped circle die cut: Spellbinders
Rub ons: Making Memories

Have a lovely weekend.


Thursday 20 February 2014

Cute Card Thursday & Papertake Weekly Challenge

This week's theme on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog  is

Buttons and Bows

I have used some brand new stash from the Santora ( Gorjuss) range. The image is an acrylic stamp which I have coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils. Papers, buttons and flowers are from the Santora range too.  

Our prize this week is from Whiff of Joy stamps.

I'd also like to enter this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge, their theme is lovely layers.


Saturday 15 February 2014

Amore - ADU Challenge

It is new challenge time at All Dressed Up.
Our theme for this challenge is 

A Sketch from me!

Here is my card for this challenge

I have used Amore which can be found in the Wendy Burns Designs Etsy store.

All my papers and ribbon are from the Papermania Capsule Parisienne Blue collection. She has been coloured with copics.

Head on over to 
All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.
 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters. 


Thursday 13 February 2014

Papermill Offer

This week's Papermill offer is a bargain!!!

To show you just how much we love you all we have taken 60% off our post box red card packs - usually £2.75 for 10 sheets, it's now at £2.00 for 20 sheets! 

I've made a couple of cards using the offer card.

This first card has been made with all Papermill card. White felt, post box red and black. 

Stamps: Sheena Douglas - A Little Bit Scenic
Embossing folder: Sheena Douglas 
Gilding wax

For my second card I have used my Cameo to cut out the card. I've again used the same Papermill card. I've also embossed the hearts with embossing folders.

Cameo file: Lori Whitlock

Watch out for next week's offer.


Cute Card Thursday

This week's theme on the Cute Card Thursday blog is

Clever Cutting

I've used a Gorjuss girl image and coloured her with my new Spectrum Noir pencils. Love 'em by the way!!
Papers, washi tape, embellies are all from the Madame Payraud's range by Docrafts Papermania.

The flower has been cut with vellum and dies with a little frantage.

This week's winner will win a Whiff of joy stamp of their choice.


Saturday 8 February 2014

Love Notes Gift Box

                                       love notes valentines day card idea

Today I’d like to show you a tutorial for a Valentine’s gift for that someone special. It’s a Love Notes gift box. I made this for the Papermill blog here.  
I cut my box on my Cameo using a file from the Sil store by Jamie Cripps, but I’m sure there would be templates on the internet for this type of box for you to hand cut.
I’ve used Papermill white plain card for the main box.
I then decorated the front and lid of my box with some patterned paper and inked around the edges.
Cut out some little cards, again I’ve used my Cameo but these are easily cut by hand. I’ve used Papermill Ruby Red card. I’m showing you four but you can easily get lots more in the box.
Next I used some more patterned paper to cover the cards and inked the edges and then used the little punch out hearts to decorate.
I’ve stamped some little sentiments onto the cards using some Ali Edwards stamps. I left enough room for a personal handwritten note too.
For the embellishment at the front I cut out a scalloped circle and heart. I used some frantage to sprinkle over the heart and inked the edges of the circle.
To finish off I’ve added a little bow and some heart ribbon. And there you go a lovely little personal love note gift box.
Happy Valentines!

Thursday 6 February 2014

All Dressed Up Image Launch

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.


Love to Dance

Purrrfect Together

Rock my world

How great are they ? to purchase any of the images please head on over to the Shop.

For my design team inspiration card for the launch I have used Rock My World.

I have printed him out onto Papermill Smooth White card and coloured him in with Copics. The papers are by Me and my big ideas.

Don't forget our current  challenge theme is love is in the air   ....and you are in with a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !
Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.
Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month. 


Cute Card Thursday

Thursday? where is the time going, seriously! So time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme this week is                                                                                                                     

Lots of Love

I have used a Gorjuss girl and coloured her with Copics. The papers are all by Prima. And of course a dash of frantage.
The other DT girls have once again made some fab projects with a love theme.
One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher to spend in Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

I will be seeing you later with a card using one of the gorgeous new images from All Dressed Up.


Wednesday 5 February 2014

Morning, on Monday I received my new Spectrum Noir pencils but didn't have a chance to play until yesterday. So today I'd like to show you my first try at using them.
I've used a fab Gorjuss girl image and my pencils with blending fluid and stumps.

I really enjoyed using them and found them easy to blend , much easier than the pens in fact. 
Think I'll make her into a card later.
Im off to Hobbycraft and TKMax to see what goodies I can find,