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Because I love Stampingbella SALE!

It should come as no surprise to you all that Stampingbella is one of my ALL TIME favourite Stamp lines ( I cannot get enough!) so therefore it is one of the lines I actually put on sale most often so that everyone gets a little more Stampingbella love in their lives! SO starting right NOW until October 30th ALL Stampingbella stamps and dies will be 20% off!!!

 

…and

of course you will need to colour in those beauties so ALL Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers will be 15% off! (FYI another of my FAVOURITE brands!

 

BUT…

It doesn’t stop there! Maple Syrup Designs was THE first Canadian retailer to stock the Gemini Go by Crafters Companion and that is also on a whopping sale!

 

Sale links:

Stampingbella: HERE

Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers: HERE

Crafter’s Companion Gemini Go: HERE

Hopefully this makes you smile as you strat into a new week!

All the best and happy crafting!

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Hello Gorjuss!

I really love the Pattern Play Circles by Altenew. I’ve used it in different cards as the main stamp but I also think it makes a brilliant background like in this card.

For the background I used Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink to stamp the circles, then Wow! Embossing Ink pad to stamp in some of the circles and sprinkled with Wow! City of Angels Embossing Powder and heat set.

I have used one of the Large Santoro Gorjuss Girls (we have three different ones in stock) and coloured her using Spectrum Noir Markers.

I found the perfect sentiment for this card in the Honey Bunn Stamp Set by Mama Elephant.

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Hope You enjoy this quick little post.!

 

Colleen

 

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Crafter’s Companion and Spectrum Noir SALE!!

Here are some SALES that are on at the moment, click on the photos to be directed to them in the shop.

It is a perfect time to stock up and grab some Incredible deals on your favourite Crafter’s Companion and Spectrum Noir products at ultra low prices!

 

* Spectrum Noir Colorista Pencil Pads – These are great for relaxing and make for amazing greeting cards!*

 

 

 

* Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark Pencil Pads, are stunning when used with Metallic Pens, Pencils and Markers! *

 

 

 

* Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers – THESE ARE PHENOMENAL!!!! *

* Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils *

* Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils *

 

* Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers *

 

* Spectrum Noir AquaTint Pens *

 

* Spectrum Noir ColourTint Pens *

 

* Spectrum Noir ArtLiner Pens *

 

 

* Crafter’s Companion Stamps, Dies, Cardstock and more found HERE *

 

* More Spectrum Noir Products found HERE *

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 1 – 10 of the #thedailymarker30day Colouring Challenge

Are you joining in #thedailymarker30day challenge hosted by Kathy Rac on Instagram?? I am, all you need to do is a pic on Instagram everyday during the month of your colouring and use the hashtag above (I missed one day so far) but here are the posts I have done so far and the supply list for each.

Day 1

Stamp Set: Beach Bums by The Greeting Farm

Background: Nuvo Shimmer Powder

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Day 2

Stamp Sets:

Markers:

 

DAY 3

Stamp Set: Rockstar Anya 2

Markers: Spectrum Noir

 

Day 4

Stamp Sets:

 

Day 5 and 6

Stamp Set: Viking by MFT

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

 

Day 7 – oops, missed this day

 

Day 8

Stamp Set: Puddle Jumper by MFT

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

 

Day 9

Stamp Set: Town Bear by MFT

Dies: Our Town & Open Road by MFT

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Day 10

Stamp Set: Wheek, Wheek, Wheek by Gerda Steiner Designs

Markers: Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

 

Hope you enjoyed! 🙂

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More #maplesyrupmonday with Stamping Bella

So the last #maplesyrupmonday post was a little light spa here is another 🙂

For This card I have chosen the Stamping Bella “Uptown Zodiac Girl Virgo”.  I am totally not. into the zodiac at all, but some of these stamps lend themselves very well to other purposes.

Here is a quick tutorial for this card:

  1. Cut a piece of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth cardstock and stamp your image.
  2. Colour Using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers in AP3, AP2 and AP1.
  3. To make the folds in the dress a made some dark “crease” areas with the AP3 and gradually blended out with AP2 and then AP1.
  4. Deepen the dark areas with AP3 and the blend all over with AP2 leaving slight highlights of the lightest AP1.
  5. Using a ColourBlend pencil in “geranium” deepen the shadows on the dress.
  6. Now don’t look to close at the hair as it was messed up, but I liked the rest of the card, so I went with it, it is also coloured with ColourBlend Pencils.
  7. In order to protect the image before distressing the background I used masking fluid on her hair as it was super think to cut out on masking paper.
  8. Stamp out the image in masking paper, don’t worry about the hair as you have the masking fluid, stick on top of your coloured image.
  9. Using a mini blending tool and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink apply ink onto the background.
  10. Apply a little Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink to the edges and then some Vintage Photo Distress ink along the edge as well.
  11. Peel off the masking paper and then use your finger to rub off the masking fluid.
  12. I used the “Heartfelt Sentiments” stamp set buy Altenew paired with “icing on the Cake” Ink by Catherine Pooler.
  13. Using a small flower stamp from the “Birds of a Feather” Stamp set by Catherine Pooler stamp randomly around the background using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink.

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!

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Flash Sale!

SALE!! Whoohoo……why you ask? Because we all love craft deals!

HUGE saving can be found in the Spectrum Noir Section on a variety of products!

  • the Spectrum Noir Original Markers will be on sale until this Sunday

  • Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers will also be on sale until Sunday, use coupon code: spectrumnoir

***ALL Craftin’ Desert Divas products are 15% off until Sunday!

Plus make sure to check to the CLEARANCE section for more great “while they last” prices!  Enjoy 🙂

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*NEW* Spectrum Noir AquaTints are HERE!!!!

I am SOOOOO excited about these products because they are AMAZING!!! These are so fun and easy to use, grab these, some watercolour paper and you are set! They work brilliantly with stamps, embossing, sparkle pens, there are just so many techniques!

You can find the 7 sets HERE

These are a few projects that I have made with them, but will add links below for the official Crafter’s Companion Pinterest AquaTint Board for some more inspiration.

 

These will be shipping to you from Friday, so get them before they go!

 

Crafter’s Companion AquaTint Pinterest Board HERE

Projects on my Instagram HERE

 

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Fun with Catherine Pooler Stamps and Inks!

I have been wanting to use these two Catherine Pooler Stamp Sets since they arrived in my shop, but I had some projects on the go that needed to be finished first, so the moment they were done today I grabbed the Doin’ The Polka Background Stamp and the Grateful Heart Stamp Set.  I had totally planned to colour in these flowers but loved the look as it was so I just added a little sparkle instead with my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay

  1. Cut your piece of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (or Catherine Pooler Smooth White Cardstock) to measure 4.25″ x 5.5″.
  2. Using your Tim Holtz Stamp Platform (I used the *NEW* travel sized one), position the sentiment and the large floral spray on the card as shown:
  3. Stamp the floral spray into a piece of stamp masking paper, cut out and stick over top of the floral spray that is stamped directly onto the card.  
  4. Using the Doin’ The Polka Background Stamp, stamp in versa mark to totally cover the card (Don’t worry your floral spray is protected by the masking paper), sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  5. Using a mini ink blending tool with Catherine Poole “It’s A Girl” ink start at the top right hand corner and work down on a diagonal.  In the lower left hand corner blend up with Catherine Pooler Ink in “Party Dress” and blend the two together.
  6. Cut a piece of black pearl cards that measures 6″ x 4.5″ and cut a decorative edge into the top using a die from the Crafter’s Companion Decorative Edge die.
  7. Attach the Card front to the black Panel using some double sided tape.  From here you can either make a card back and attach pr mount this right onto a card blank.

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks to see more projects that I make with these amazing stamp sets!

Also, it is totally worth noting that by far, Catherine Pooler Inks are indeed the best and most versatile inks that I have EVER used!

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Saturday’s are meant for coffee!

The new Cup of Java Stamp Set by Penny Black is so perfect, and totally sums up how I feel today! 🙂 ….”Sometimes they just make coffee cups too small” -TOTALLY

Here are the steps to make this card and supplies will be listed at the end:

 

  1. Cut a piece of white card (my preference is Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth) to 4.5″ x 4.5″
  2. Using the large stripe from the Eat, Sleep Create Stamp Set by Catherine Pooler and the |Midnight Black Ink Pad, also by Catherine Pooler stamp out some horizontal lines for the background.
  3. Take a large Nuvo Glue Pen and add a rough edge border with the glue around the card, let the glue dry for about a minute.
  4. Apply Nuvo Gilding flakes in Gold onto the glue border and burnish off the excess.
  5. Cut a piece of Black Shimmering Pearl Cardstock slightly larger than the striped piece and affix together.
  6. Cut a coral bling cardstock slightly larger than the black and affix to a cardstock base, then affix the black piece to that.
  7. Stamp the Cup Of Java Stamp and sentiment and cut out.
  8. Colour the Stamp using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, glue to the bottom right of the card.
  9. Using a medium Nuvo Glue Pen add a border to the sentiment and apply the gold gilding flakes again, affix to the card using foam squares.

I hope you have enjoyed this card 🙂  go pour yourself a cup of java and have a great weekend!

Colleen

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Spectrum Noir Illustrator Sale ends this Sunday!

Just to let you know that the extended sale on Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers will end this Sunday (March 25, 2018).  They will then return to the Regular Retail price of $5.50 from the $5.00 sale price……which is still a good deal!