Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas paper piecing.

Wow can you believe tomorrow is December, I can not believe it has crept up on me so quickly!
Well there is just enough time to share this cute card with you, I have coloured some area's and paper pieced others.
I have coloured the face, hair and tights with my Spectrum Noir pencils in the following colours:
Hair: 087, 102, 089
Face: 004, 005, 009
Bells: 016, 014, 019
Tights: 024, 047
Shading on clothes: 024, 106, 047
White gel pen for highlights.

So where did I get my inspiration? from the spectrum noir blog of course!
I followed a tutorial from the lovely Kalina Pavlova for paper piecing, she shows step by step instructions on how to do it with fabulous colour photos throughout.
Well I hope you Christmas crafty preparations are in full swing,
Happy Colouring,
Nicky x

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Spectrum Noir November Challenge

Here's a little reminder, you have just a couple of days left to enter the November challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook page, and if you need a bit of inspiration here's the card I made!

The theme this month is Winter/Christmas, the image is from the Crafters Companion's vintage Christmas CD-Rom and I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir blendable pencils, I used: 
       Mistletoe: 56, 47, 58
Berries: 4
Bells: 15, 20, 22, 89
Bow: 5, 9
Background: 4, 89
I also used the blending solution and paper stumps.
You can enter your card here.
Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy Colouring!
Nicky x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Bebunni birthday.

Today I want to share a card I made for the first birthday of the shop The Mulberry Bush, which if you didn't know is where I do my day job!
I can not believe it has been a year since Cate took over, she has worked tirelessly getting the shop looking so gorgeous and full of pretty and exciting new things.
(I know, I'm such a lucky girl working in such a gorgeous little craft shop!)
So I thought to celebrate, gorgeous little Bebunni would be just the ticket,
His cake looks good enough to eat!
I coloured him with my trusty Spectrum Noir pencils, and the background is made using the new Spectrum Noir Aquatints, pretty pastels set, I also used the same set to colour my doily!
Here is the list of colours:
Inner ears: 34, 91, 76
Fur: 117, 76
Icing: 34, 76, 117
Blue buttons: 61, 63
Cake: 91, 95, 98
Candle, jam, pink buttons: 39, 42, 76
Flame, yellow buttons: 10, 13, 17, 22
Orange buttons: 20, 22
Thanks for popping in today, If you like my project a comment would be very much appreciated x
Happy colouring
Nicky x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Yay! I'm back in the land of technology!

My apologies for not being able to post anything, my computer has been away getting fixed as its been a little poorly, and I have had a few funny old weeks!

But I'm back and raring to go so here's a wee something to get me back in the swing!

Isn't it cute?
I made it using the new Big Score from Crafters companion,
 The box itself is covered on the
 CD-Rom that came free with the board, and as soon as I saw Sara Davies showing how to make it I knew it had to be a ginger bread house.
To cover the outside of the box I drew around the two ends and stuck them on with collall tacky glue, and made a couple of windows and a door, Then I measured the remaining panels and covered them with Kraft card and the roof in pearlescent card that I embossed, I already had the ginger bread men and candy canes cut out (saved from last year!) I added  Glossy Accents to the canes.
I made the wreaths and sparkly jelly tots using my hot glue gun onto a non-stick craft sheet, while they were still hot I dumped glitter all over them, then waited until they were completely cool before removing them and returning the glitter to their pots.
The "boiled sweets" were made by punching a circle of card then covering with tacky glue then I spiralled bakers twine to cover the circle, when dry I then gave them a good coating of glossy accents, which did take over 24hrs to go completely dry, so beware this isn't a quick project!!

To finish I dripped tacky glue on the pitched roof and sprinkled with iridescent glitter, unfortunately Collall tacky glue being so good it dries completely clear, so I then had to use my chalk ink blackboard pen to paint back in the "snow"!
I hope you like my little Gingerbread House, and if you missed out on the fabulous birthday deal of the Big Score and Free CD-Rom, don't worry we still have a couple left over at the shop from our first birthday free demo day
Thanks for joining me today and remember...
Happy colouring
Nicky x