Sunday, 30 September 2012

Spectrum Noir Holiday Challenge

I've been working on a card for the Holiday Cards/Projects challenge on the Spectrum Noir blog.
The prize (drawn at random from all valid entries) will be one set of twenty-four pens (winner chooses the set – Brights, Lights, Darks, or Pastels!) and any one holiday stamp of the winner’s choice (from Crafter’s Companion UK or US).    How could I resist?!

Here's my Aussie Christmas card (better photo below, taken outside in the sunshine), with colouring information below:

The stamps are from Stamp-It and are called Gumnut Christmas and Koala Bauble.
The card base was embossed with a Spellbinders Embossabilities folder EL-014.
The images are stamped with  Memento Rich Cocoa on Bazzill Kraft card (the lighter coloured one) and coloured with my fantastic Spectrum Noir pens as follows:
   Leaves DG4 and DG2
   Small gumnuts GB5 and GB8
   Large gumnuts and branches GB8 and GB10
   Koala IG4 (shadowed by going over a second time)
   Santa hat DR3 (trim is Liquid Aplique)
The green and gold/brown ribbon strips have been coloured to match with Spectrum Noir pens (DG4 and GB10). Wish my camera would recognise that - they actually look the same colour as leaves and gumnuts in real life :(  I'll try taking another photo in daylight tomorrow...

Aaah - that's better :).

Friday, 14 September 2012

Buttons, buttons & more buttons ...

It's challenge time again. I wasn't going to enter this one - I battle with buttons. Then I  blog-hopped and inspiration hit. I've killed two birds with one stone - an entry, and one Christmas card completed! What challenge, I hear you ask? This one - Scrapbook Boutique Buttons, buttons & more buttons!

I've dipped each button into Versamark ink then into silver embossing powder and heat-embossed (yes it did take a while!). The music stamp is from a Kaisercraft Xmas set, and the tree music is Washi tape. White cardstock is Bazzill Orange Peel and I've also used silver foil board.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


A number of our our customers have commented on the gorgeous paper shoe made by Robyn, displayed in the shop. (It had chocolates in it but they are LONG gone!)
Here is the best link I have found for the shoes:

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

My Desk

If you click on the My Desk tab, I have started to work through items I consider indispensable, starting with cutters. And you get to see my workspace at its best :) .

Monday, 3 September 2012

I have a BLINKIE!!

A big THANK YOU to Jennie Black, who has been assessing my work for accreditation as a Spectrum Noir Colourist. After weeks of careful colouring I opted to post my work to the US via regular mail ($8 ish) instead of registered mail ($22). Needless to say it didn't get there! Jennie has kindly been assessing images as I have re-completed them and today this arrived!
 Happy, happy, happy dance!!!