Thursday, 12 April 2012

Your thoughts please

Today I have decided that it is time I got myself some colouring pens, the question is which ones, there are so many different ones on the market at the moment, I really don't know which ones to choose.  Should it be Whispers, Spectrum Noir, Promarkers or others I haven't even heard of.  So I thought the best thing to do is to ask all you lovely crafters who read this to give me your opinion on the ones you use, if you would, and that will help me make up my mind.  I want to be able to blend colours almost seemlessly without any pen strokes visible if that is at all possible and also to be able to shade the colours so that it looks natural and not obviously pen coloured.  Now I know alot of what I want to do will depend on my colouring talent (which may be in doubt) but the theory is that if I start with the best I can get then my amature efforts won't look so bad.  Tell me what you think please, it will help alot.
I will leave you with that thought and look forward to hearing what you think.  Linda xxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Just having fun with the spellbinders rose creations and bitty blossoms dies, I just love the way the flowers turn out, this card was made with an embossing plate on the back card, that was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to make it shine. The card front was folded back with the persian motif die half cut and the other half embossed so that when the front is folded back half the die stays facing forward, bit complicated to explain, I got the idea from Sue Wilson on her she is certainly a good source of inspiration.  Anyway after all that it was fairly straightforward to just decorate with a flower arrangement.

Same roses and similar arrangement in another colourway.That's all for now, enjoy looking. It's been another lovely day hear again beautiful sunshine hope it's nice wherever you are. Love Linda xxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I've just won my first challenge

Today I won my first Challenge held by Teri at  The competition was to name the above image that Teri had just created and my winning name was ..."Friends Forever".  I am so pleased that it was picked and my prize was this digi image she has drawn.
So as soon as it was e-mailed to me I got cracking and put this card together, it's such a lovely image, and it was a beautiful sunny day here today, so I just had to keep with the sunny fresh colours.  The images that Teri has on her blog are lovely and well worth a visit.  I hope you all had a lovely Easter and that the weather wasn't too bad, it has been a mixed bag here, but thankfully more sun than rain.  Thanks to all my lovely new followers and for looking and commenting on my blog, I know there's not much here yet, very little time I'm afraid, but all comments are really appreciated, thank you once again. Lots of love Linda xxx

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Wee stamps

I have just visited this ladies blog she is the designer for the wee stamps and she does some fab images, go and take a look, she also has free digi stamps on her blog.  Well worth a visit.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Card No 2

I must be feeling unwell, just went for a mouch about on different blogs and came across Krista's blog at  wow wow wow, what more can I say that lady can certainly draw, her images are simply amazing, this was a free digi download, but I have since ordered more.
I have just coloured this with colouring pencils as I don't yet have any promarkers or the like and I did try watercolouring but I'm not happy with it (every one else is mind you) I'm just fussy I never think my work is good enough.  The side banner on the card is from spellbinders bordabilities,  one of the best systems ever invented in my opinion, and the flowers are the bitty blossoms from spellbinders so easy to make have a go.  These were made in plain white card then spritzed them with mica spring pearls.  Hope you like it. That's all for now, see you soon. xxx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Card No. 1

Hi there everyone, this is the first card I've posted to my blog.  I made it for my son's girlfriend who will be 21 soon (hope she like's it ).  As you will probably guess by most of the cards I will upload I LOVE purple with a passion and can not seem to make anything that doesn't have the colour included in it somewhere, if anyone knows of a cure please let me know lol.
Another thing you will probably all notice is that I have a grand caliber and just about every card I make usually has something die cut on it somewhere.  Like these spiral flower dies on this card, they are so effective and look lovely when done (well I think so anyway), if you have the opportunity and can have a go at making them go for it you will not be disappointed they are the best thing invented in my opinion.
That's all for now, hopefully be back soon as time allows, hope you like looking at my card projects, if you care to leave any comments they would be very welcome.
Love from Linda xxx