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Sunday, 29 March 2015

It's Nearly Easter!!

Oh my goodness this year seems to be getting faster and faster.I mean it seems no time at all that I was getting excited about becoming a grandmother and now I have the pleasure of minding my beautiful granddaughter in the mornings for an hour while my daughter goes to the gym and boy do I love every minute of it!
she just loves lying on the settee getting tickled,what a joy she is,such a happy little girl and the apple of my eye.
Anyway I'm getting all soppy going on about my granddaughter,as I said this year is going so fast and it's nearly Easter already,thank goodness the Explore has some great baskets to cut so here are 3 I've made today......

I love being able to resize and decorate,it keeps all the baskets unique and perfect for each individual!
I've also being doing a little colouring with my spectrum noir pencils the more I use these the more I just love them..

I coloured both these cute image using the primary set of pencils,unfortunately I can't remember where I got the images from so I can't give the artist a mention!When I had finished coloured I had a little mishap,my tin of pencils fell and landed quite hard so unfortunately I have broken some of the leads inside oh well these things happen I will just have to buy some more!

                                         Dorothy x

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Get Creative Challenges

Hello crafters just a quickie blog as I'm slowly getting back on track to let you all know that the new challenge over at will begin on Monday 23rd the artwork is by Odd Ball Art and the wonderfully talented Lizzy Love so the images are amazing,the theme must use a diecut,simple challenge so come on over and have a go,I just love the images,I was lucky enough to get my image before Mothers Day here in the UK so I made a card with mine,this is what I came up with......

the mum and the little butterfly in the corner are die cut,the background embossing is from crafters companion scruffy little cat and the image was coloured with spectrum noir blendable pencils.I am so pleased to be part of the dt on this blog,so I have to send a big thankyou to Angie our wonderful blog owner,who has such a lot going on at the moment but still manages to keep us all organised.Come on guys head over and have some fun we are all friendly and you never know maybe you will win!

                                               Dorothy x

Friday, 20 March 2015

Nearly back to Normal!!!!

Hey all well the title may be a little misleading as I was never really normal to begin with!! haha but I am starting to feel a little better,so alls well.I found this fun digi image on a La Pashe disc I have and thought it would make a great retirement card.I have coloured the image using my Spectrum noir blendable pencils and a little gold glitter pen just to give it a little lift,I used the primaries set of pencils...
I cut this out and layered it on black card,for the background I scanned some maps into my computer and printed them of and again used a black background......
for the inside of the card I used the serif programme in my computer and just scanned the image I had coloured and then added my own 'verse' just ties it up nicely!
I think it's a really fun card and I'm pleased with how it turned out!Now thats a good start,so I will be blogging more over the weekend!

                                         Dorothy x

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy Saint Patricks Day

Just A quick blog to wish everybody the luck of the Irish on this Saint Patricks Day,it's been a beautiful sunny day but I have been freezing as unfortunately I've been sick since the weekend so I haven't made anything and for that I'm sorry hopefully I will be feeling back to my old self soon,as I miss not having anything to show,I am still looking at others peoples blogs and still loving all the fabulous creations,it still makes me feel proud to be part of such a great community,and I thank you all.

                                             Dorothy x

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fab Cards In 20 Minutes!!!

Hello crafting friends,what I hear you say, is this crazy person on about with that title?????How on earth can you have great cards in such a short amount of time.....witchcraft?,magic?? No just the fabulous Hunky Dory,I do believe I've said it before I really don't believe you can make a bad card with anything from this fab company.These 2 cards took me just under 20 minutes to complete them both.The first one is just so cute and a really lovely girly card.....
the only thing on this card that isn't Hunky Dory are the 2 dazzlers,everything else is .
The next card is just genius,we all at sometime struggle with male cards,well struggle no more Hunky Dory have it sorted,this is just one of the many wonderful male cards,I will make some more and show them soon....
I have not added anything that isn't Hunky Dory,I just love this card ,the images are so good and everything is die cut already,crafting made easy!!!!

                                       Dorothy x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Loving My pencil colouring!

When a lot of us think of colouring in we think back to thick colouring books at Christmas and felt tip pens or crayons,well I can tell you things have moved on a great deal from those days!!!It really is the most relaxing thing I do,just to sit and colour an image either stamped by me or printed of.The spectrum noir pencils are just wonderful and so easy to use and with the help of the blending solution well its just wonderful.I have even joined a great group on face book called Spectrum Noir Connoisseurs and my goodness such a lot of talent,the wonderful lady on admin Laine is a fantastic colourer,someday I hope to be that good!!!Anyway this card I made using the spectrum noir blendable pencil,I used the primaries....
Just before I show you the card I must tell you that I also bought the dvd that goes along with the pencils,it from crafters companion and has the wonderful Leanne Chivers showing how to take care and use the pencils.On it there are practice sheets and also these....
you can print one of these of for each set of pencils,as you see the bottom shows the colours in the set and to top is for you to colour with each pencil to show( how when you colour)what each colour will look like,I think this is a brilliant idea and I use it a lot.
Now for the card as I said the image is coloured with the pencils,the imbossing is a folder by crafters companion and is from the scruffy little cat range,the sentiment is again from a cd by crafters companion called Morehead

because of the sentiment I think this would make either a great 'get well' card or even 'thinking of you'.

Dorothy x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sunday Crafting!

I'm really getting into the entering challenges thing,I actually took the plung and entered the spectrum noir challenge it is anything goes as long as its coloured with specs and you must add a sentiment,so this is what I entered..
I coloured the bear with spectrum noir pencils,the sets I used were the essentials and the primaries,I just find colouring very relaxing.I also coloured this fairy but don't know what to make her into just yet!
it was a lovely image to colour but I can't remember where I got it from!
I also had a play on my cinch,I needed a little note book so thought I'm a crafter I should make one!!! The image is from Mulberry Wood everyday cd by crafters companion...
 this is the front of my notebook and below is the view of the back
I also wanted the pages inside to have the little mouse image on and maybe just a little sentiment,so this is what it looks like inside....
I am pleased with how it turned out and slowly but surely I'm getting better on the cinch!!

                                               Dorothy x