Saturday, 6 December 2014

2015 diary!

A couple of weeks ago I was working on my own diary for 2015. I had seen lots of printables on Pinterest, which gave me the idea of making my own! I am so chuffed with how it turned out.

I used Craft Artist 2 software and the Plumberry Harvest digikit by Peppermint Creative.

Here is the front cover ...

And inside the front cover/birthday covers ... 

And for the main pages I have done the weekly planner on one side and a general notes page on the other ...

And the back (not very interesting but essential) ...

All attached together with some Woodware binder rings.

It was so simple to do, just arranged the layouts on Craft Artist and printed onto A5. Hole punched them all and attached together with the rings.

For the cover and the back, I printed them onto some Satin Paper from Crafter's Companion and then wrapped it around a more solid cardstock cut to A5 size and then cut a slightly smaller piece of paper to cover the workings on the inside (see second picture).

It is always difficult finding a diary that meets your needs or that you like, so why not make your own!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Bebunni Winner!

Well done to you:

Teddas Duxbury

You are the winner of the Bebunni stamp - please email me at with your address so we can get it sent to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered :)

Monday, 20 October 2014

Crafter's Companion Birthday Week Celebrations!!

This week is Birthday Week for Crafter's Companion and there are lots of celebrations going on, on Create and Craft, on the website and even here on my blog! There are some fabulous deals to be had so if you need to stock up on anything or just treat yourself, now is the time to do it!

Yes, you are in the right place, as the very generous team at Crafter's Companion are offering one lucky reader of my blog the chance to win this fabulous Bebunni stamp set!!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment below and I will pick a winner at random towards the end of birthday week. The competition will end at 8pm on 24th October!

Don't forget to keep an eye out after that time to see if you are the lucky winner as I will need your details so we can send out your prize!

Good luck to everyone!! And I hope you will join us for our celebrations this week!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Spectrum Noir Accreditation

Got some good news today! A little while ago I submitted my assessment to be a Spectrum Noir Accredited Colourist and I have finally got my email to say that I passed! Woo hoo!! So chuffed!

Here is my certificate :)

If you love your Spectrum Noirs and would like to take the assessment too, click here.

Until next time ...

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Happy Birthday Hubbie!

It was my husband's birthday over a week ago now but I have only got round to posting this with all the other things I needed to post ...

This is the card I made for him using the fabulous Patch and Puss Art Pad from Lili of the Valley! Aren't they just adorable! I love these characters sooooo much! I used the out of the box technique on the image with a Sizzix circle die.

Other Materials:
First Edition J'Adore Paper Pad
Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours Elegant Family sentiment stamps
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Spellbinders Deckled Edge Rectangle dies
Spellbinders Star Circles dies
Black card
Paper flowers
Black pearls

Thanks for stopping for a peek!

Monday, 13 October 2014

More Scruffy Little Cat - Autumn's turn!

Don't forget to tune in today at 12pm for the first Spectrum Noir show of the week with Leann! Here are the times again for all the shows ....

This is my final sample that I did, this time using the Autumn stamp set from the Scruffy Little Cat range from Crafter's Companion.

The backing papers are from the Scruffy Little Cat paper pads and the sentiment is from the Autumn stamp set too, die cut using Spellbinders Lacy Circles and inked with a bit of Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils:
FS1, FS2, FS8, FS9, TN2, EB2, GB8, GB10, EB7, PL4, LV3, TN3. TN5, TN7, TB2, TB3, IG3, IG5, IG7, GT1, GT2, GT3, JG6, True Black, Blender + 100

I created the background using a die cut cloud and sponged around it using some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Chanel - Scruffy Little Cat

Good Morning!

Today, I have another of my makes for the Spectrum Noir shows starting tomorrow on Create and Craft. This one is using the Chanel rubber stamp set, coloured of course with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.

Colours used are as follows:
Skin FS1, FS2, FS8, FS9, TN2, 
Dress: Black, IG5, IG7, IG9, Lips: DR1Eyes: TN5, TN7, IG1, IG3, IG5, IG7, FS9, FS1Perfume bottle: PP1, PP2, CR5, GB1, GB3, GB6HairL: EB2, GB8, GB10, EB7Pencils: 30, 32, 87, 88 and 120

The backing papers are from the Scruffy Little Cat paper pads, I think I used a sheet from both the dark and light pads for this one. I also used the Chic embossing folder from the SLC collection too on the black layer underneath and curled one of the backing papers over to reveal it. I used liquid pearls to accentuate the pattern and also for the string of pearls on the image.

The sentiment is also from the Chanel stamp set, die cut using Spellbinders Wonky Squares die.

Thanks for stopping by!