Hi! Well, finally got some time to play with my new pens! What a week it's been so far.
This is my first attempt with the new Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom stamp. And I have to say I'm really pleased with the results - the effect of the blending solution is amazing and truly does give a "One Pen Blend". It gives a very smooth blend - it's not as harsh as other blenders. This flower is coloured using YO3 (Warm Sunset), with just a touch of OR4 (Seville Orange) in the centre.
So what do they feel like to work with? Great! The tops come off easily, they are well balanced, and the blending time isn't long at all - shorter than it takes to blend with multiple pens.
As for economy - no more going over and over light and dark to achieve the blend - the pens do it all for you so you must be saving on very expensive ink and blending solution!
And... all the parts are refillable/replaceable.
Value for money? at £89.99 there is no doubt they are expensive but my initial view is that they are good value for money - they will last a lifetime! (as long as the refills are available!)
Hi! and a happy Monday everyone! It's a lovely day here in central Scotland - feeling very autumnal though (brrrr!) It doesn't seem like two months since the summer holidays! I think I might have to look through the photos to remind myself!
I've been having a play with some new stamps from Stampin' Up! Hello Love, Chalk Lines and Draw the Line. I absolutely love this little bird.. I know it's simple and so easy to colour but I just think it's so cute!
Not sure what to get up to today. The craft room is looking tidier than it's been in a long time so I should be feeling motivated! Lets see.. do I craft, or do I just procraftinate!!
Hi! Brilliant day today.. three of the best things combined.. craft shopping, girly lunch and now some crafty time!
Been playing with my new Visible Image stamps.. some of my latest haul from my not-so-local-but-brilliant craft shop in Cupar (Fife) called Mc Oyster Papercrafts at Poles Apart. They have an absolutely brilliant range of goodies.
Love this guy.. so cool! Made this card to carry on practising with my copics and promarkers. Love the combo of Twilight Sky and Denim Blue for the jeans.
Well it's been ages since I last posted. Time has been disappearing! Never enough time to craft and too many distractions. I'm going to try and change all that though, and try to get back to regular posts - I was getting better earlier in the year.
I don't usually buy craft magazines but I had to get this months edition of Quick Cards Made Easy just so I could get my hands on these lovely Tiddly Inks stamps. Three little Christmassy Wryns! I hadn't intended to make cards with these, I was just practising colouring. But then I thought no point wasting them!
So here she is, coloured with a mix of Copics, Flexmarkers and Promarkers. I will add a bit of bling to them (as soon as my clear Wink of Stella pen arrives!)
Copics and Prismas today.. fun fun fun! Penny Black City Devine.. she is so cool. Love the jeans. So easy to colour. I'm using Zest It to blend the prismacolors.. not sure if I should get Gamsol.. or to try baby oil instead.
Hi! I've been playing with my new Stampin' Up! goodies - as I'm I demo I get to order a small amount from the new catalogue which starts 1st of July! The pre-order items included the new Blendabilities (whooo whooo!) and this was my first time playing with them!
Why not pop over to my other blog which is dedicated to all things Stampin' Up!
Made these in celebration of my new Copic markers (should I say "additions" to the existing collection!). I love my Promarkers.. but I do really love my Copics! I got the warm grey set as an addition to the 36 I already have.. I really need to calm down on the craft spending as I've just ordered all the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities. (oops, how did that happen!) .. and I'm supposed to be saving up for spending money for a holiday!
Hello! I hope you are having a lovely weekend! 1st of June already - where does the time go! It does mean the countdown to the holidays is well and truly on!
It's been a busy weekend here with our local highland games also hosting the British Pipeband Championships. Tartan as far as the eye can see!
It was my day over at Make the Day Special yesterday and I made a new home card for family friends who have just moved house. If you've not checked out MTDS before you really need to - Tara has the most amazing selection of stamps and dies from across the pond! You have to be quick though as they are so in demand they do tend to fly out the door as quickly as they arrive!
Hi! Hope your week is going well! I couldn't carry on colouring without including Saturated Canary! So here it is. I've not printed digis for ages as the cardstock I like to colour on wasn't going through the new printer very easily. Then in a moment of sheer inspiration I tried SU! Whisper White and it's absolutely perfect for both Copics/Promarkers and Prismacolor. So all those many trial and error attempts to find the perfect cardstock for colouring and it was right under my nose! (well, in amongst the mountain of SU! cardstock that I seem to be amassing (oops!))
Hello from Scotland. Thank you for you for visiting my blog! I'm Tracy, 46, I live in Bathgate, Scotland, with my husband, gorgeous little girl and three very spoiled and lazy cats. I love to craft, I've been hooked for almost nine years or so now and my main passion is anything paper.. cards, scrabooking, etc.. I also love to make jewellery, do some wet and dry felting, knitting, crossstitch, soap, perfume and candle making, play with fimo and art clay.. and generally have fun! Luckily I share all of this with my little girl!