27 March 2017

Spring with Simon Says Stamp and Spectrum Noir

Hi Everyone,

When you look out the window, do you see spring yet?! I still don't see too much of it in Helsinki, but I can definitely feel and smell it in the air! And no, it's not wishful thinking, this time I think it's for real! The sun is shining, the temperatures are becoming a bit easier on the skin, and... I don't know, it just feels like spring is really finally coming! YAY!

I have been in a spring-like mood for a while now, all thanks to card making - I've been trying to focus on happy floral images and colours! Don't you just love this hobby? :o)

In the last few days, I have been playing with a set of Spectrum Noir sparkle pens that I got from a crafty friend quite a while ago. I am so glad I finally gave them a go - the results are truly wonderful! To start with, I have created quite a few flowers from the SSS Spring Flowers stampset (I heat embossed the images in white on a kraft-like cardstock, coloured them with the sparkle pens & fussy cut them), and now whenever I have a short while, I am trying to put together a card with the images. 

Below are my first two attempts. I hope you like them. I had the idea of turning these flowers into butterflies since I bought this set (which is when it was first released ages ago!), but I only finally did it now! And let's just say you might see a few more of these soon... 

And now the butterflies out of flowers - I love them so much!
By the way, isn't the shimmer from the pens just amazing?!

I am entering these into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Layer it up

Have a great week,


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Sentiments: SSS Lovely Spring - appears to be discontinued? 
Enamel dots - from my stash
Kraft paper -  Clairefontaine PaintOn Mixed Media kraft paper, Naturel

Simon Says Clear Stamps SPRING FLOWERS SSS101595 Crafter's Companion PERFECT PASTELS Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens SPECNSPAPAST3 Crafter's Companion CLEAR OVERLAY Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens SPECNSPACLE3 Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies Mama Elephant LANDSCAPE TRIO Creative Cuts Steel Dies Lawn Fawn LARGE CROSS-STITCHED SQUARE STACKABLES Lawn Cuts Dies LF1182 Memory Box DAPHNE BUTTERFLY POPPY STAMPS Craft Die 1469 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA Ranger TDP39877 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED MOONSHINE ASMS37 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Silhouette PICK ME UP Sticky Pen Tool Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085


  1. These cards are so pretty, love those colors with the white and the kraft.Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Oh I do LOVE my Sparkle pens and they are currently on sale in my local crafty shop. I've been very good and not bought more than one set - amazing eh? I love the look of them on Kraft and I particularly love the way you've made the flowers into butterflies. That is really very clever indeed! xx

    1. Oh wow, you have been very good indeed! Which set do you have? :-)

  3. wow, these are both gorgoeus...luv the shine and the white embossing! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*


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