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Spectrum Noir March Challenge 

26 Mar 14

Hi all! I’m afraid I’ve been a bad blogger again.

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Spectrum Noir Challenge – Male card 

15 Feb 14

First of all I must apologise to everyone for being a bad blogger.

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Using Spectrum Noir on Parchment 

14 Jan 14

Why not make more use of your marker pens? The above background is made using my Spectrum Noir markers on parchment paper.

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Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils launch today 

11 Jan 14

Not long now for the live launch on Create and Craft with Leann of the fabulous Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils.

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Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils – Sneak Peek 

10 Jan 14

I’m so excited to be able to share with you this sneak peek of one of the cards I made using the new Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils by Crafters Companion .

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Fabulous Fuschias 

20 Dec 13

Good Morning everyone! I’ve kept today’s card simple as I wanted to highlight the image which is a free digi stamp from Just Inklined .

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Blissful Butterfly! 

6 Dec 13

Hi everyone! Hope everyone hit by the storm surge yesterday has managed to keep safe and warm.

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Red, white and blue 

5 Dec 13

This is a sneaky peek of another one of my samples for the Crafter’s Companion ‘Pick of the Day’ on Create and Craft next Tuesday.

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Pretty in pink! 

4 Dec 13

Hi everyone! I made this card for a MEGA Crafter’s Companion Pick of the day show which launches on Create and Craft (Sky channel 671) at 9pm on Tuesday, 10th December.

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Sheena Douglass – A little bit Oriental 

27 Nov 13

Today I am sharing another of my demo cards – it looks difficult but is really quite simple to do.

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Berry Tree – Jayne Nestorenko 

24 Nov 13

Here’s my last two DT cards using the new stamps from Jayne Nestorenko – this is called the Berry Tree and is available for a very short time on Jayne’s website .

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Wicker Tree – Jayne Nestorenko 

23 Nov 13

Here are two samples that I created with the lovely ‘Wicker Tree’ stamp by Jayne Nestorenko – it is from her latest collection which are available here for a very short time only.

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Snowy Tree – Jayne Nestorenko 

21 Nov 13

Jayne Nestorenko has released some of her recent workshop stamps – they are available tobuy on Jayne’s webpage – but hurry…

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Glittery Tree! 

20 Nov 13

I really wish you could see the glitter and shimmer on this card – it looks so much better in real life.

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A little bit Oriental 

19 Nov 13

Hello everyone Today I am sharing a card I made for some of my recent demos – using the Sheena Douglass ‘Little bit Oriental’ stamp sets.

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We have a winner 

1 Nov 13

Thank you to all you lovely bloggers for taking the time to leave a comment and entering for the Blog Candy.

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31 Oct 13

It’s time for some Blog Candy peeps! I am giving away a copy of the Crafter’s Inspiration Magazine by CRAFTERS COMPANION – it comes with £45 worth of free crafting goodies which includes a Spectrum Noir tutorial DVD, a small embossing folder, …

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Magic Mirror Easel 

30 Oct 13

Todays card is a very simple and easy card to make.

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29 Oct 13

I’m sharing another card I prepared for a demonstration – this photo really doesn’t show up the lovely effect of the shimmer and sparkle.

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Sheena’s a Little Bit Oriental 

28 Oct 13

Thank you to the ladies who attended my demonstration yesterday at Brookside, Stockport – it was lovely to meet you all and I had some lovely comments.

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It’s a Christmas Cracker! 

25 Oct 13

Today I would like to share with you one of the cards I have made for my Crafter’s Companion demonstrations.

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Sweet Treat 

21 Oct 13

Hi all! It’s been a really busy week for me as I’ve been working on DT samples and preparing for the three demonstrations that I’ve got coming up this week (more details on the right side bar of this blog).

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Time for Bebunni sneak peek 3 

16 Oct 13

I’m a bit late with today’s card thanks to a really slow internet connection.

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Bebunni – Sneak Peek 2 

15 Oct 13

Good morning crafters! My main crafting passion is colouring and it was a pleasure to get my Spectrum Noirs out and colour this cutie in.

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Sneak Peek one – Bebunni 

14 Oct 13

CRAFTERS COMPANION are soon to be celebrating their birthday week and it starts this Friday on Create and Craft with a new PICK OF THE WEEK – I am excited to introduce to you …

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Holly Wreath Card 

24 Sep 13

Hello again! Here is another of my cards that I demonstrated at Card-io last Saturday.

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Christmas scene 

23 Sep 13

Hello my lovely crafty friends.

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It’s launch day! 

23 Aug 13

Here’s 3 more sneak peeks of the fabulous new Snowman and Snowdog and Father Christmas CD’s and stamp sets due to be launched as Pick of the Week at midday on Create and Craft.

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Snowman and Snowdog sneak peek 1 

22 Aug 13

Hello crafty friends Tomorrow there’s a new Pick of the Week on Create and Craft by CRAFTERS COMPANION ! It consists of a new Snowman and Snowdog CD-Rom, a bonus Father Christmas CD-Rom and stamp sets and also the popular Hunkeydory paper kit.

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Barkley demo card 

29 Jul 13

I will be demonstrating how I made this card at Garners Garden Centre this Saturday.

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Christmas Holly 

27 Jul 13

I’ve made this octagan card from scratch from 2 pieces of A4 card using my Ultimate Pro – I have also used the new Christmas Die’sire dies and embossalicious folders that have just been released by Crafters Companion – if you want to see how it’s …

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Christmas Scene 

24 Jul 13

As you can see I’ve been busy working on my demo cards for 3rd August.

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Embossalicious Christmas! 

23 Jul 13

I will be demonstrating the new Christmas Embossalicious folders on 3rd August (more details of venue and times on right side bar of this blog).

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Barkley – Demo on 3rd August 

20 Jul 13

I will be demo-ing Crafters Companion products on 3rd August in Newcastle-under-Lyme and this is one of the cards I will be making using the fabulous Barkley stamps.

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My last Barkley sample 

13 Jul 13

I sooo love this image of Barkley partying.

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Barkley launch today! 

12 Jul 13

Today is the launch of the fabulous double ‘Barkley’ CD’s on Create and Craft covering Christmas and Everyday.

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Barkley Christmas sneak peek. 

11 Jul 13

Have I told you how much I love Barkley? Here’s a sneak peek of the easel card I made with items from the Christmas CD.

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Cute little Barkley! 

10 Jul 13

Today I am sharing a card I made from the Barkley Everyday CD.

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Barkley sneak peek 2 

9 Jul 13

Today I’m sharing a Christmas card made from the Barkley Christmas CD by CRAFTERS COMPANION which launches on Friday as Pick of the Week on Create and Craft and consists also of a Barkley Everyday CD and stamp sets.

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Introducing Barkley! 

8 Jul 13

I’m so excited to show you my first Sneak Peek of the super cute new Barkley Range from CRAFTERS COMPANION which launches on Friday as Pick of the Week on Create and Craft.

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Beading Friends Forever – June Challenge 

1 Jun 13

Hi there! It’s the first day of Summer and also time for the Beading Friends Forever monthly challenge.

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Beading Friends Forever – May Challenge 

1 May 13

It’s challenge time again over at Beading Friends Forever .

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Papercraft Essentials Issue 93 – Last card 

30 Apr 13

Here’s my last card – this is the fabulous Beatrix and Bijou stamp from the Kraftin’ Kimmie Circus Collection.

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Papercraft Essentials Issue 93 – Card 6 

28 Apr 13

So sorry I didn’t post this yesterday as promised – I was demoing for the day and I forgot to schedule the post.

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Papercraft Essentials Issue 93 – Card 5 

26 Apr 13

Well I’ve made my picture large so it shows all the flaws so don’t go looking too close lol! This Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp is called Clementine – she’s been coloured with Spectrum Noir marker pens.

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Papercraft Inspirations Issue 93 – Card 4 

25 Apr 13

Ooops, sorry I’m late posting today.

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Papercraft Essentials Issue 93 – Card 3 

24 Apr 13

Today’s card is made with the Ruby the Ringmistress stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie.

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Papercraft Essentials Issue 93 – Card 2 

23 Apr 13

Just a quickie today.

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Papercraft Essentials Issue 93 

22 Apr 13

Over the next 7 days I will be showing you the cards that I was commissioned to make for the Papercraft Essentials magazine Issue 93, which is on sale now in leading newsagents.

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Beading Friends Forever – April Challenge 

1 Apr 13

It’s time for another beading challenge over at Beading Friends Forever .

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