Sunday, 2 July 2017

NOTICE ABOUT MY BLOG IMAGES

PHOTOBUCKET, MY IMAGING HOSTING PROVIDER HAS RECENTLY SWITCHED FROM BEING A FREE SERVICE TO CHARGING IN EXCESS OF £300 A YEAR (for third party embedding of images)
         
This was done with no notice to users of the service and has plunged many a blog owner in to dispair!
                  
Please bear with me whilst I relocate the 1500 images on this blog to a new provider and slowly work through all my blog posts fixing each one at a time.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Combining Spectrum Noir Products - Aqua Markers & Sparkle Pens

Good morning friends! You may have seen THIS card recently on my blog.

Today I'm sharing the same basic layout but instead of just Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, I added a little of the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to the background and coloured the whole of the butterfly with the Sparkle Pens.  
                  
                                   
Because both of these products are waterbased, they really do work fantastically together, giving even more scope for fantastic colour filled projects!
                           
You can find a list of all the materials I used below.  I am also planning (in the near future!!) to do a video tutorial for this style of card, including how to do this background, so stay tuned for that.
                 
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MATERIALS
                    
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AQUA MARKER COLOUR LIST:
             
Orchid
Wildflower
Red Violet
                   
             
SPARKLE PEN COLOUR LIST:
             
Amethyst
Pink Garnet
                    
              
Links you need to know 
               

                                      
                  
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
                    

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

HOME Freestanding Plaque | Daisy's Jewels & Crafts

There's no place like home, right? So I just had to decorate this plaque!
                 
Pairing Graphic 45 Papers with MDF from Daisy's Jewels & Crafts, the result is a colourful centrepiece for my mantlepiece!
                                
HOME plaque by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Daisy's Jewels & Crafts and Graphic 45.
              
MATERIALS
       
HOME plaque by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Daisy's Jewels & Crafts and Graphic 45.
             
HOME plaque by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Daisy's Jewels & Crafts and Graphic 45.
              
Links you need to know 
            

                                         
Daisy's Jewels and Crafts - SHOP
Daisy's Jewels and Crafts - BLOG
Daisy's Jewels and Crafts - Facebook Page
  
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 26 June 2017

Have A Whale Of A Time - DAISY'S on Hochanda

Here once again, this time with a simple card which was fast to make!
                            
From the Daisy's By The Sea collection it incorporates the Whale from the "Cute Creatures" stamp set and the Waves from the "Boats" stamp set.
                               
             
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MATERIALS
Sentimentals Alphabet Stamps (discontinued)
             
Spectrum Noir - Aqua Markers
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AQUA MARKER COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
Navy, Kingfisher, Black
                          
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Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Picture Frame Book Box - DAISY'S on Hochanda

I just LOVE this collection!  I'm so lucky to work with companies who just keep producing products and themes that I love.
                 
Daisy's Jewels & Crafts have just joined Hochanda!
             
You can see this framed book box and other Daisy's goodies on their show at 10am today! (UK)
                         
                                                 
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Catch the show!
26 June - 10am
                          
You can find the show here:
                
Sky - channel 663
Freeview - channel 85
Freesat - channel 817
OR
hochanda.com 
(watch live & catch up on shows you've missed)
                     
                   
MATERIALS
                                                      
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AQUA MARKER COLOUR LIST:
             
Navy, Kingfisher
                  
           
Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
         
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 19 June 2017

Father's Day 2017

Just a brief blog post to share what I made for my Dad for Father's Day yesterday
                           
       
MATERIALS
         
A3 Centura Pearl - Downton Abbey "Below Stairs"
The Big Score A3 Score Board
Diamond Press Dies - Block Alphabet
Die'sire Essentials - Circles
Sara Davies - English Country Garden - Flutter Away
                                      
Links you need to know 
            

                                              
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Friday, 16 June 2017

Gift Box - Butterflies & Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers #5

Well it's time for the last live Hochanda show for this great collection of stamps.
                            
No doubt it won't be the last you see of them on my blog!  I simply love butterfly stamps and this collection gives you every kind and size you could wish for. 
          
             
                
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MATERIALS
Spectrum Noir - Aqua Markers
(full colour list below)
 Watercolour Card
Core'dinations Cardstock - Darks
VersaMark Ink Pad
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Collall All-Purpose Glue
Collall 3D Glue Gel
Uni-ball Signo UM-120AC - White *
Bakers Twine
                   
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS GIFT BOX? WELL YOU'RE IN LUCK!
Stay tuned for a tutorial!
        
              
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COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
Navy & Kingfisher
(From the Primary & Nature sets)
                 
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Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Hydrangea Heart - Cherry Green & Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers #4

Yep, it's me again!  Here to remind you about the 1pm Hochanda show featuring these fantastic stamps (and not forgetting the vibrant Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers).
                                         
Hydrangea Heart Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter featuring Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
                 
You can find the shows here:
             
Sky - channel 663
Freeview - channel 85
Freesat - channel 817
OR
hochanda.com 
(watch live & catch up on shows you've missed)
                                          
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MATERIALS
       
        
COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
Navy, Aquamarine, Gold, Sunset, Bud Green
(From the Primary, Nature & Floral)
          
COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
Clear Overlay
               
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Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Shaker Card - Butterflies & Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers #3

I am very enamoured with Shaker Cards lately and this card in particular, which features more of the butterflies from Cherry Green's new release of stamps!
                            
The background that I've created for a few of these samples is one of my favourite techniques and I'm planning a video tutorial, so keep checking back! 
                                  
Shaker Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Cherry Green stamps.
                            
In the meantime, don't forget to catch Cherry Green demoing her new stamps on Hochanda today!  
                 
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MATERIALS
Spectrum Noir - Aqua Markers
Art Liners by Spectrum Noir
(full colour list below)   
Sheena Douglass - White Stamping Card
 Watercolour Card
Matt Black Cardstock
Heavyweight Acetate
Archival Ink - Jet Black
VersaMark Ink Pad
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Collall All-Purpose Glue
Collall 3D Glue Gel
Foam Tape 
Sequins & Microbeads
                              
COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
Scarlet, Jasmine, Sunflower, Bud Green, 
Aquamarine, Charcoal, Black
(From the Primary, Floral & Essentials sets)
   
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Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Let's Dance! - Cherry Green & Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers #2

Called "Let's Dance", this stamp from Cherry Green, would not normally be in keeping with my style.  

However! Paired with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and a modern clean and simple card style,  I really loved the outcome! 
       
Please join us on Hochanda at 6pm for the live launch of Cherry Greene's new stamp collection.
              
Let's Dance! A card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter .
                 
This card taught me to try new things, to work outside of your usual style, because you may just surprise yourself. 

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MATERIALS
COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
Scarlet, Jasmine, Sunflower, Bud Green, 
      Aquamarine, Charcoal, Black
   (From the Primary, Floral & Essentials sets) 
                        
Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Colourful Card - Butterflies & Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers #1

If you love butterfly images as much as I do then you are going to adore this new stamp release from Cherry Green!
                            
Launching on Hochanda at 6pm this evening, this card features "Midnight Dreams", just one of the new stamps available.
              
Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter. Features Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers & Cherry Green stamps
                   
I've paired the new stamps with one of my favourite Spectrum Noir products, the Aqua Markers!
                 
The Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers were used for both colouring the butterfly stamp and for the background!
                    
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MATERIALS
                   
                         
COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
             
Navy
Teal
Yellow
Wildflower
Red Violet
 (From the Primary & Florals sets)
                      
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Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
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Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Sunday, 4 June 2017

NEW COLORISTA PAD - Colouring Page to Card #4 - Leafy Card

Here it is! My last sample for the gorgeous Enchanted Forest colouring pad from Colorista!
                           
And for your last chance to check out all the designers samples using these new pads, join us on Hochanda at 4pm.  
              
Leafy Coloured Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter!
                 
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 COLORISTA MARKER - COLOUR LIST:
BUY YOUR MARKERS HERE
               
Umber
Maple
Sandstone
Forest Green
Pear Green
         
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Links you need to know 
            

                                      
                 
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Assuming you simply can't resest these pads, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with yours!
       
Use the hashtag #thecrippledcrafter on any social media to grab my attention.
          
xxSAMxx