Saturday, 6 August 2011

SWALK sympathy card and Spectrum noir tutorial!!!

Hiya Everyone,

I hope you are all having a good weekend so far. Mine has been pants so far as our car broke down round the corner from our house so I had to ring my dad to help the hubby push it to the house. Hopefully, it's not a big problem but we won't know till the guy comes and takes a look at it.

Anyhoo, I wanted to show you a card I made with a cute (but sad) SWALK stamp that I made as part of a step-by-step colouring tutorial with the fab new Spectrum Noir pens from Crafters Companion. The card (I think) is called a joy fold card although I'm not too sure Lol.
I used the main image on the outside of the card and used the bunch of flowers off the same stamp sheet on the middle panel. The papers are from the SWALK papers CD (disc 2). I decided on a lilac colourscheme as I'd not used it for a while. If you click here it will direct you to the Step-by-step colouring tutorial that is on the Crafters Companion website along with several others by other members of the Crafters Companion DT.

I am really gutted as I've ordered the rest of the spectrum noir pens (the 4 x 24 packs in lights, brights, darks and pastels) and they are on back order and not expected back in stock till the end of September. Patience isn't a virtue of mine but I have no choice as they are not available anywhere. I think they really underestimated just how popular these fab pens would be at Crafters Companion!!! I can't wait to get them!!!

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Crafty Ho's - Anything goes
Dream valley - Surprise
Stampactular sunday - Friends
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Creative stamp friends - Monochromatic
Happileigh scrappin - Anything goes
Incy wincy designs - Monochromatic colours
Make it monday - Anything goes
Nettie G's digital gems - Fancy folds

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x


  1. Beautiful card for a sad occasion, I like the design.
    Kevin xx

  2. Beautiful creation! Yes, that is a joy fold card and you did a fab job! Thanks for joining us for NettieG's digital fancy fold challenge.

    P.S. I hope your car doesn't cost a lot to get it fixed. :-)

  3. super card
    hope your car get sorted soon
    hugs linda xxx

  4. Очень милая открытка!!! Тааакая девочкааааа!

  5. It is so nice fnd cute! I am in love!

  6. That is beautiful Paula, think it is always difficult to do sympapthy cards.

    Pam x

  7. It's so pretty Paula. But so perfect for a sad occasion too. Zo x

  8. Gorgeous card xx
    Luv the fold xx

  9. Oh dear Paula, its awful when something we really want is on back order. But your card is really beautiful. Such a cute image and beautifully coloured too. Lee xx

  10. a wonderful card - sweet image
    Thanks for Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x

  11. This is delish Paula, love love love it

    Ali x

  12. What a darling image! So cute :) Thanks for playing along at NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge.

  13. Oh this is so adorable!
    Gorgeous colours and paper!
    Fingers crossed for your poorly car.
    kim x

  14. Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion and good luck, Gaynor DT x

  15. Very pretty. Perfect sympathy card. Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

    xx Star

  16. Such a beautiful card. It's just perfect for such a sad occasion. X X

  17. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at NettieG's digital gems!
    Hugs, Elenor

  18. Hi Paula, wow! what a very pretty card. Love the sweet image and gorgeous lilacs.

    Donna x