Thursday, 28 July 2016

Sheena Dragon Fly Dance

Good morning all!, Well us Inkoids have all started to do 2  blog posts each month using Sheenas gorgeous range of products, revisiting older collections to give some inspiration, we sometimes forget our old stash when new collections come along! we are all taking it in turns.... our fabulous Design Team coordinator Donna has whipped up a rota to get us organised and today it's MY TURN!!
 so......I was looking through all my stamps deciding which set to revisit, when I happenned upon...
Dragon Fly Dance- Check it out on the website just HERE!!
a gorgeous stamp, I love Dragonflies so pretty. This stamp also has a coordinating die too as it is part of Sheenas Perfect partners collection, you can visit the full range just HERE!!
 but for this little CAS style card I decided I just wanted to use the stamp.
Quite simple to create , I have a circle mask and stencil set, so first off I used the circle mask, spraying with stick n spray to hold in place whilst I inked around the edges, once happy with that I removed the circle mask and popped over the circle stencil, so the inking was then covered leaving the circle space in the centre free....I stamped my 2 Dragonflies, and covered up with drawing gum ( amazing stuff this ! if you havent tried it please give it a go, its really usefull great for this tecqnique and lasts months!! here you go if you want to try it pebeo-drawing-gum-masking-fluid-45ml-p26259
once the drawing gum was dry, and keeping the stencil in place, I inked around the circle, 
then rubbed out the drawing gum and coloured up my dragon flies with Spectrum Sparkle pens! you can find those just here on the website http://spectrum-noir-sparkle-pens-c7689  
and here you go! A little simple mat and layer popped onto a white card base
and a quick simple pretty card !

next up on our blogging Journey is my lovely Inkoid teamie Alison, on Monday 1st August, you can find her blog right over
I do hope you will pop over and see what she has in store for you.
craft hugs Nicole

Friday, 22 July 2016

Sheena Douglass Home Life Part 2

I'm back! with the rest of my samples from the Sheena Home life coleection.... hope you likes part one!! more bold colours again....welll you expect nothing less now surely lol, once again you can check them out on line just ...HERE!
and... here we go!

 once again all coloured up using distress inks Spectrum Aquatints and Spectrum Aquapens.
my favourite medium at the minute to work with!!
thank you for coming back!!!! hope you have enjoyed looking through them, would love it if you left a little message below!!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Sheena Douglass Home Life Part ONE

Hi guys!! Time to share some samples from Sheena's Perfect partners collection....Home Life, 
Stamps and coordinating dies you can check the range out just over ....HERE! 
on the Crafters Companion website. I love this set and it was hugely popular when it launched. I made a few samples for this one so I'm doing a part one and part 2 blog!, part 2 being tomorrow!
there were 7 stamp plates in this set, I was lucky to work with the gardening set, they OBVIOUSLY stamp and die cut perfectly,
so heres Part one....
coloured with distress inks and Spectrum aqua tints and Aquapens

this collection is brilliant!! the seed packet stamp and die is the cutest thing EVER, and I love all the bold bright colours of the aquatints on these, 
I made quite a few for this launch so part 2 is tomorrow!! I hope you will drop back to take a look
Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Sheena Rock & Roll Collection

Good morning all!,
Back with some more fabulous Sheena Rock 'n' Roll samples for you!!!
This collection quite simply.....ROCKS! its brilliant ! and just flew when it launched which means you all loved it as much as we did!! coloured up with Distress inks and spectrum noir pens this time and as you will see the Pebeo foil kit, superb way of adding foil to your cards this!!so easy to use too.

I love this Rose, and fancied a change from the usual Red, thought the yellow tones were lovely and bright!!
well, its taken a week but i'm almost...( not quite mind) caught up with my Sheena makes, best get making more then!
thank you for taking the time to stop by it is very much appreciated! I always wonder if people read my ramblings :)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

THE INKOIDS with their debut album .... FLEATHER !!

Hey crafters!! so now time to share my favourite make from Sheenas Rock Launch..... I can't tell you the fun I had making this! I cried I laughed that much...why you ask? making up the song titles of course!! So I had made a few band themed cards .... you saw my singles card.... now our FIRST Album!, brilliant!!  if you know someone who loves music or is in a band! this would be perfect, just think of the fun you could have coming up with song titles that suited them !


 so first the album cover...... I used a sheet of Sheena card and printed my wording, then cut it to size and stamped the drum stamp in the centre, coloured up with distress inks, then used the stars and burst stamp from the collection, a little bit of a bokeh technique too! added Pebeo foils. jobs a good un.....then the inside!!!
 isnt it fab!! by base card is an 7 x 7 black card base, I popped on the front cover then to make the 2 side pockets i just printed my song titles on my pc, stamped inked and coloured up, then simply stuck the 3 edges down on each side, made 2 records using a large circle die, or as I did using my circle scissor, added white ink to the edges more foils etc, and done, sooooo what do you think of my song choices!!
next up I decided to make one of those A boards you see out side venues advertising THE BAND!

Very easy to make! but if you were having a music themed party how cool would these be as decorations!
I hope you like my favourite make of this launch!! and thanks so much for stopping to take a look!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily

Good morning Crafters!,
      Today I'm sharing a card I made last week for a friends parents on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They both love flowers and gardening so I thought this collection fitted the bill! Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily,  and as it is for a Golden Anniversay I chose some beautiful golden yellow tones to colour! You can check out the collection on the HFC Website just HERE!!
thank you so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sheenas Rock 'n' Roll stamp Collection

Good evening everyone!, oh my gosh how hot is it!! I'm roasting in my craft room about roasting I have a raost in the oven too! I must be bonkers in this heat lol oh well.....
sharing some more fabulous Sheena makes this evening, with the amazinglyfabulous 
ROCK 'n' ROLL stamp Launch!! what can I say......I always seem to be repeating myself in these posts BUT... they really are amazing!! and of course another favourite!! 6 stamp sheets in the set and to check the stamps out on line just pop on over to the Crafters Companion website below!..
right then here we go, I'll share a few now and a couple in the week save bombarding you with a mamouth post again!! ...
 so for this first card I have used the silhouette rock band stamp and the crowd hand border stamp, how cool are these ! I created a stage simply by blending my distress ink darker at the bottom, you need to ground your figure stamps or they just appear to be floating lol, then for the background I wanted it to look like the bright lights!! so I blended a few different coloured inks and then created a Bokeh effect for the white circles, this is simply done buy using a circle template and white ink, then I used one of the small star stamps in the set to dot around and add a bit of interest, on this card I also used the Pebeo foils and glue, THIS STUFF IS FAB!! check it out ...HERE!!
 Next up one of my favouite cards, so here I used the guitar, mic, amplifier and swirl stamps from the set, and created myself a couple of singles ( showing my age there!)  oh also the sentiment stamps too!
 Tunnel card next! this is the same principal as my skull card that i'm going to do a step out for so I will do this one too as I've also been asked ( I am so behind!!! SORRY if you are waiting)
 Simple but effect card next, I loved these Flying V guitars SO ROCK! I created a lovely bold background with my Spectrum Aquatints, and then created a sort of guitar stand to have all my cool guitars hooked up to!  the R stamp in the centre is also in this collection, I just splodged it into some HOT embossing powder!
thats my first 4...but....I have some really cool ones coming up tomorrow....I created an album OMG I loved it , I very nearly didnt send it off!!!'ll see what I mean tomorrow
thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Sheena Douglass "Day Of The Dead"

Hey guys! I'm BACK, with a bit more catch up!! ......DAY OF THE DEAD!! what an absolutely FANTASTIC collection!! Totally missing I thought from the craft world and I just love it all!! Collection of Stamps and coordinating dies from our Sheena for this launch, if you want to check them out you can over on the Crafters Companion website just ....HERE!!
So we have 8 fabulous stamps and 6 die collections...where to start!! The Inkoids had so much fun with this launch, I checked out on line the "Day of the Dead" festival to get a feel and some inspiration!! favourite just HAS GOT to be the Skull, its fantastic , great size too, would work brilliantly in mixed media, infact our DT Coordinator Donna made a fantastic canvas, you need to go check it out!! 
So here you go....... it's a loooooooong post!
here is THE SKULL!! isnt it fabulous!! I had so many ideas with this I just didnt know how to clolour in I made 9 on a baord haha, Now the skull comes plain its not decorated as you see here, I've used some of the stamps that come in the collection and also used a fine line black pen to draw some of my own! so...endless combinations here!! this is also the Skull I teamed up with the skull on Sheenas new Torn collection I posted a couple of days ago!

 little close up shot!! Do you like my eyes on the centre one!! love it, so simple just used the waste from the die cut and drew them myself very easy
 and here's the beautiful lady! Adore this stamp, she doesnt
 come with her face painted, I added that myself!!here is
 the stamp so you can see how she comes..
...beautiful yes?! but I added the iconic makeup that is so well known with this festival, then her hat, is a stamp and die also in this collection that goes with another set!! worked perfectly I thought
Next up the skull again, this time as a floating skull, I made a diarama card with a piece of acetate in the centre that i stuck my skull to, gives the appearance it is floating!! These flowers are in the collection too!!

..... More skulls... and how amazing is that music stamp!!! also in the collection!
The couple... went bold and colourful on this one....unusual for me right??? hahahahha
next.....i LOVED MAKING THIS!! I didnt see it on tv which was a shame though lol but it was so much fun to make, and I am sooooo making a few to decorate the house when I have an halloween party!!

even the cat and dog are in on the act!!
...last but by no means least the card I was asked so much about was my tunnel floating skull card with the eyes that FOLLOW you!! I will be doing a step out for this card with much better lighted photos that this one shows!! because of the tunnel the eyes that are only on the base layer give the illusion of following you its so cool!!, will get the step out for this one done asap ...and I also need to make one for my shelf lol
right folks thats it!! Check out the rest of the Inkoids for some more inspiration and our Pinterest board too
thanks for stopping by! would love to know what you think so please do leave a comment!!

Heartfelt Creations - Sunrise Lilly

Good afternoon crafters!!
So a little break from catching up on this years posts to share a couple of new makes with you all. a lovely friend of mine Cheryl asked if I could make her 2 cards for her Mum for her 50th Birthday, of course !! and straight away I thought it just has to be Heartfelt Creations! I am so in love with this companies collections I can't even tell you! I only discovered them last year!! and now I need everything...if only lol
I chose to work with the Sunrise Lilly collection for these 2 cards, the paper pad is simply divine, such beautiful colours and the quality of it ALL is seriously outstanding! 
I chose 2 different colours ways as one needed to have Mum on and the other Wife 
 so for this first card I chose some papers from the pad that had beautiful warm orangey tones that I teamed with green, distressed the edges added a little distress ink, then I used the images from the paper pad- Vase, Lilles and the corner lillie.. and die cut them with the matching dies, the frame they are on is also HFC but from the shoe collection, I then printed a sentiment, added more distress inks and some stickles so simple but beautiful!!
then for the next card , using the same paper pad I chose more pinky tones, added a little distress ink to the edges and this time run a line of stickles around, same frame die as before, printed my sentiment, and then used the main Lilly stamp and die combination to create these gorgeous Lillies!! very simply coloured with distress inks, 
added glitter, some cosmic shimmer pearls and done!
2 pretty cards 2 different colours same kit!
I also made one in gorgeous yellow tones but I can't share that one yet as it's not being given till monday!!
thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Friday, 15 July 2016

Sheena Douglass Torn Collection Part 1

Hey crafters!! well, I'm back with my Torn samples part ONE!! :) Oh my days... THIS launch was one of my favouirtes, it's the skull ...I just love the skull stamp and it teams very well with another fabulous launch of Sheenas ...."Day Of The Dead!" ( thats tomorrows post!) so if you want to check the stamps out on line you can find them on the Crafters Companion website right over...HERE!!
 6 stamp sets in the collection again, all amazing , I especially love the blank one, this gives you endless possiblilies using your own stamps!! but as you can see on my first sample below I used it to create an aperature in my card!! so heres my Design Teams samples for this launch!, all coloured with Spectrum Aquatints/ markers and Distress Inks.... 

 so the big skull that I have used for the inside is from Sheenas, "Day Of The Dead " launch , more with that next post!

 all the torn edges I've made 3D wich give a fabulous effect!!
and there you go, Torn part ONE!
thanks millions guys for stoping by and checking these samples out!! please leave a little comment below, I would love to hear from you,