Hello and welcome to my crazy world of craft and colour.
Hop on board the magical rainbow bus and enjoy the journey.
I have no planned destination, my mantra is "I follow my own path, my heart leads the way".
8th November saw the launch of the new 'Catitudes' collection from Crafter's Companion on Hochanda.
My DT brief for this was:
To use the 'Catitudes' rubber stamps and the new Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers (which I love).
Here's what I created. Clean, simple, but effective.
I have the full 'Catitudes' collection; the glittered/foiled card stock paper pad, embossing folders, stamps, dies and CD rom, but I focused on the stamps and SN Illustrator markers leaving the other products for the rest of Crafter's Companion design team to use (the allocation is divided up between the design teams to give a good variation of samples in different styles, using the different products within the whole collection). I love seeing them all brought together and how we have all added our own individual twist our designs. You can find the complete collection with more examples from the rest of the design team over on the Crafter's Companion website
https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk You will also find lots of inspiration there in the gallery to help you with your own projects and at the Crafter's Companion Facebook pages and Pinterest
Colorista Background Stamps And Card Blanks
I shared a few samples with you using these stamps and card blanks on my first post remember?....
Here they are again (plus a few more)
(I'm not happy with the poor light/ blue background in this image, but I still wanted to share the design because I really love this stamp).
You can now find the complete collection of the Colorista markers, pencils, stamps, colouring pads (glittered and foiled) and card blanks on the Crafter's Companion website: https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/brands/spectrum-noir/spectrum-noir-colorista.html/ The past few weeks, I've been working on new Spectrum Noir Colorista projects which I will able to share with you once they have been aired on TV (no sneaky peeks yet sorry). You can find details of the products and colours that I use over on my Pinterest design boards (just click on the widget links on the right hand side underneath my blog profile). I also have an overview of my marker pen collection on YouTube (unedited), which includes a look at the new Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers if you are interested.
I'm hoping to do more on my channel soon, it's a case of learning to edit etc (I feel like I am learning so much and not enough hours in the day lately, but I will get there).
It's really late now, so I'll finish up here for tonight and pop back soon.
It's been a crazy busy week for me and there's not been much time for crafting, but this weekend I hope that will all change *fingers crossed*.
Have you seen the 30 day crafting challenge over Crafter's Companion's Facebook Page and Instagram?
Today we are on day 4 and here is my #CCNOVCRAFTCHALLENGE photo. My neat and tidy Spectrum Noir pens
Why not join in too? You could win a voucher to spend over at the Crafter's Companion Website. :-)
I'm also taking part in another crafting challenge;
A group of my paper cutting friends are taking part in a challenge that we call "The Twelve Days Of Christmas".
This has evolved from the secret Santa that we have all enjoyed over the past few years. We are paired up on Elfster, ask our elf anonymous questions to then find a suitable gift (£10 max), send and then make our unwrapping videos on Christmas Eve to share with the rest of the group. It has always been great fun, especially watching the unwrapping of gifts *exciting*.
Anyway, this year we have added a twist and more of a crafting challenge to our secret Santa:
12 months to make 12 handmade gifts for your elf.
It can be anything and any craft, the challenge is to learn and try out as many new crafts as we can.
It's been fun so far, with LIVE 'how to' demos on Facebook, lots of idea posts, heaps of encouragement and support. We're all learning new crafty skills, some of which haven't turned out as well as we would like, but at least we are all trying and a lot of love is going into our gifts, which is what really counts.
My elf doesn't have a clue as what I am making and probably has never seen my blog (well it is new), so I'm going to share a few of my makes and ideas here with you, along with some of my other crafty makes and DT samples.
I also need to have a think about my own personal Christmas card design to send out this year (if it ever happens). I have been totally rubbish with this over the past few years with so much going on in my life, but *fingers crossed* I hope that I can manage to pull something out of the bag this year.
Lastly, before I sign off tonight, I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Sam Healey for saving my sanity after I totally failed to add my Design Team badges (blinkie links) to my side bar last night. Like they say "It's easy once you know how". I didn't have a clue and was looking and pasting links in totally the wrong place. I am now at peace with my blinkies so all is good :-)