Sunday, 25 September 2016

Nightcap Derek.

Morning - Here is today's card using Nightcap Derek from Dr Digi. I've been wanting to colour this image for a while and love how he turned out. I kept him quite manly with the blue and kraft combo. I don't know about you but I love my Bed! It is one of my favourite places and so so comfy!! I think Derek here agrees with me anyway. He certainly seems pretty pleased that its time to hit the sack.

I used a My Favourite things die cut background to cut the blue bazzill zigzagz and then trimmed to base card down a little to fit better. The gold star and speech bubble are from Simple stories and I added the Happy from My Minds Eye Necessities sticker collection. I added a few little red gems and red stars to tie all the colours together. I also used Gold pen on the candlestick as I remember we used to have an gold one just like it. Finally I add some Stardust stickles on the pompom of his hat.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Derek-
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & SPice.
Moustash and shading on white - Cool grey 1, 2 & 4
Candle - Buttercup
Hot Water bottle - Red & Poppy.
Nightshirt - Powder blue & cloud blue.

Thanks for popping by and chances are whilst your reading this - I will still be lazing around in bed...

Well if your reading this before 10 ish anway - It is Sunday after all - a day of rest!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 22 September 2016

All Dressed Up September new release - Time to shine.

Here is my second new release from All Dressed up and its called TIME TO SHINE. You can get this in the etsy shop now... Think the image demands sparkle!!

I die cut the stars from Nestibilities from a selection of glitter card from Doodlebug. I glued them together and then cut the base card away. I then glue the actetate from Bella Blvd behind the cut away space. I used some diamond stickles on the image with fruit punch and yellow stickles on the stars. Finally I added some Star gems from Papermania that I got from Hobbycraft.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Carmine.
Dress - Summer Sun, Sleigh bells, Tequilla Sunrise, Mango & Halloween
Leaves- Lime zest & Lime twist.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Inspiration destination - ATG
Passion for promarkers - CAS
Digi Choosday - ATG
Craft your passion - ATG
Love to scrap - ATG
Classic design team - ATG
Glitter & Sparkle - ATG

I would love to see your creations in the ATG challenge - just remember to use and All Dressed Up Image. See the blog challenge here...
Liz (:(|)x

September All Dressed Up releases - Autumn Hedgehog

Hello - Exciting times at All Dressed Up as we will soon be introducing our new Design team. There was a lot of talent that entered and we had a hard job of picking the team.
Today we have the second installment of the new releases from ALL DRESSED UP. I have been greedy and done two images - My first one is using Autumn Hedgehog.

 I die cut the scalloped shape using a Nestibilities die and on the shape removed I cut the image of the Hedgehog. I mounted some patterened paper from Carta Bella - A Perfect Autumn collection on to swiss dot bazzill card in purple. I used Marianne design leaves die and glued three of these to the front along with a die cut tree from Memory box. Finally I added some detail with a gold pen. 


I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Grey Squirrel, Morning Mist & Tawny Owl. 
Maroon, Sleigh Bells, Burnt orange, Pear green, Moss, Olive Green, Firebrick & Burgundy

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Creative Moments - Fall colours.
Double D challenges - Trees.
Freshly brewed designs. - Animals 
Color throwdown - Colour challenge
The sisterhood of crafters - Halloween colours
Cards In Envy - fall 
Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn
Scribbles design - woodland creatures
Make my Monday - Autumn colours

Pop over to The All Dressed Up Blog to see the other inspiration. And the challenge is still on until 14th Oct so get your entries in!

Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Big Hugs & Naps

Evening - Todays new challenge at The Paper Shelter is to use a fancy fold. This was quite a challenge for me as I don't do these very often. I have used a twisted easel card and my image from the paper shelter is called The Best Nap ever

 I used Nestibilities die to cut the image frame and mounted this on to gold mirri. I used a Lawn Fawn big scripty word to die cut Big Hugs from gold mirri and also white card and I glued several of these together to form a stopper for the Easel. The patterned papers are from My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline. I used a little diamond stickles on the hat and added a little wooden elephant (Which I think was Kaisercraft?) Finally I added some Craftwork cards candy dots. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, soft peach, blush, coral, spice. 
Hair - Tawny Owl, Grey Squirrel, Morning Mist. 
Primrose, Buttercup & Pineapple Crush. Sea Mist & Honeydew
Elephant - Soft Mauve, Heather, orchid & Spring Lilac. Warm Grey 1 & 2 toes & Cerise & Baby pink ears.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

I hope you like this card as much as I do - Its not the norm for me to do pastel and I like the softness of it! 
Pop in again soon. 
Liz (:(|)x

Nan's birthday - Mesmerising Scent.

Good Morning - There is a new challenge this morning over at I love promarkers and the theme is Flowers and Nature.
I have used an image from The Paper Shelter called -  Mesmerizing scent. And I actually used this image to make Nan's birthday card. 

I covered the base card with My Minds Eye - My Story paper - but because this is a bigger card I had space left at the bottom so I used a Friskars boarder punch to cut some Bazzill bling and under this I glued gold Mirri. I also added some detail using a thin piece of gold diamond washi tape from Hobbycraft.
I die cut the image with a Lawn Fawn stitched frame and mounted this on gold mirri and tied some ribbon around it in a bow. I added a Craftworks cards greeting and a Petaloo butterfly. Finally I added the gold letters from ... to spell out Nan and a heart.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Leaves - Honeydew & Mint
Butterfly & bottle top - Primrose, Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Sleigh Bells.
Shading - Warm Grey 1 & 3
Bottles -Powder Blue
Flowers - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink, Carmine
Bows - Ruby, Poppy & Red

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Sunnyday crafting  -ATG 
Crafty Sentiments - For someone special
Scarp-creations - Birthday
Through the craft room door - ATG
Unicorn Challenge - Birthday 
Craft-dee bowz - ATG with handmade bow 
Use your stuff - Butterflies

Hope you like this card - and the image I've used.
Leave soon love, Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Phyllis the Festive Fairy.

Hello -  Todays post for Dr digi is using an image called Phyllis the festive fairy. I had every intention of making a christmas card but got carried away with all the pink and gold! But how versitile - shows how these images can be used for so many different occasions.

And I am definatly beginning to understand the concept of leaving white space on an image rather than swamping it full of colour!!

The paper is from My Minds Eye - My story collection and I love the gold foiling. I die cut some gold stars using a new star boarder die from Sunny Studio. I also die cut a big star using Nestibilities dies from EK Success Pixie dust vellum and I edged this with gold peel offs! The Greeting is also peel offs. Finally I used some diamond stickles on Phyllis' wings and some gold pen on her wand. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice. 
Hair - Warm greys 1, 2 & 3
Dress - Pink mittens, Baby pink & Carmine
Wings - Powder blue and cloud blue. 

I hope you like Phyllis  - she would like to enter these challenges - 

All for now, 
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Over the moon with All Dressed Up.

Hello - It's time for the first Challenge over at All Dressed Up since the rejigging of the Blog. You can use any image to enter this challenge - with only one rule... IT MUST BE AN ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. This isn't hard as there are so many beautiful image on the etsy page here... 
But on the blog there are also some freebies - so there are no excuses for not joining in!!

My DT card is using an image called Over The Moon.
I actually made this card as it was a Cousins wedding and I just thought it lent itself perfectly for lots of gold and sparkle and so I could use my new paper from My Minds Eye called Yes Please.

I cut a panel of the paper and mounted it onto Black card. I die cut the image using a Nestibilities die and cut another also from the black.
I tied a ribbon across the top and tied this in a bow. I used Lawn Fawn big scripty words die to cut about six Congrats from black card and one from gold. I glued all these together - putting the gold one on top. I am really pleased with how it has come out! Finally I added a gold heart from Freckled Fawn. I coloured the moon using Cosmic Shimmer watercolours in Olympic gold but I tried to keep them quite thick rather than too wet. I also used a little gold pen to add detail to his outfit and some diamond stickles on her dress and Veil.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair - Burgundy, Henna & Chestnut.
Dress  - Powder blue, Satin & Linen
Flowers - Soft Green, Violet & Lilac
His Clothes - Warm greys 1 to 5

I love the way this has turned out! I love all things shimmery and gold!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Thanks for popping in - see you soon,
Liz (:(|)x