Thursday, 18 October 2012


It is a friend's 60th birthday this weekend, and I have just got around to making her card.  There are a number of Autumn themed challenges as well this month, and as it definately looks like Autumn out there I decided to go with that for the card.

I have used a mixture of CDs, the flower fairy and backing paper are from Crafter's Companion 'Fairyopolis'.  The leaves are from Joanna Sheen's 'Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady'.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion - Birthdays
Joanna Sheen - Autumn Breeze
CD Sunday - Autumn Splendour

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Special Occasions

Over on the Spectrum Noir blog they have a challenge of 'Special Occasions'.  I have been collecting the pens for sometime and added to my collection earlier this year when I was lucky enough to win a set on their blog hop.  I decided it was time to actually use them, so as my first project I have made this Christmas card for the challenge.  I think I need a lot more practise!

I used the free Nigel May stamps that came with the Crafter's Inspiration magazine, stamped with Memento London Fog as I wanted a soft outline.  Coloured with the following spectrum noir pens (they all have the older style tops so the numbers may not match with the newer ones).

CG3 - Cool Grey
CG7 - Cool Grey
1 - Red Wine
11 - Carmine
33 - Melon Yellow
51 - Dark Green
68 - Turquoise Blue
104 - Brown Grey

The toppers were then cut with my new spellbinders, Resplendent Rectangles and Fancy Framed Tags One.  The backing paper is from Crafter's Companion Vintage Christmas.  I finished off the card with some paper poinsettias.