Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year, new crafty stuff...

Happy New Year to all that follow my blog posts, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

I got what I wanted for Christmas as I ordered it!  Men! 
After using pro markers for a few years and seeing how the spectrum noir pens work I decided to make the switch.  I bought half and got the rest as pressie's! The colours are so vibrant and easy to blend, although I think I need some super smooth paper as mine started to fluff a little when doing the blue as there was so much ink! 

My new year's resolution is to make a male card every time I make a female card as every time I need one I never have one ready made!

Decorated using free papers and embellishments from a magazine, some scrap embossed and leaf patterned papers, ribbon and buttons on sale now at Hobbycraft as Christmas buttons!  All edged with lake mist adirondak ink pad.

 I used the media mixage papers from spellbinders for the topper, the other paper is brown handmade paper and WRMK 6x6 paper pad. The ribbon is from a qvc pack.  The candles & happy birthday are from a stampin up set and the tag is from a gorjuss set. The rosette is a Tim Holtz die. All edges are inked with Blue denim distress ink.
 Here are my 1st attempts using my spectrum noir pens with the full set trying out different skin tones.  The paper is a bit fluffy for colouring but it will do while I'm practicing blending the inks!

The full 168 set. Happy me!

My main pressie was an ebosser, I was making so many A4 cards or quantities of cards last year I wanted an A4 platform machine, so I got it!  I have only managed to play with it once but it cut out my Sizzix dies beautifully!

Till next time

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