Thursday, 23 February 2017

Mum's 70th Birthday

Morning  - I know I told you it was my Mum's70th birthday recently but I don't think I showed you the card I made for her using Stamping Bella - Uptown Girl Brittany the Birthday Girl
(As a side issue... how are is it to photograph a card that has foiling detail on it??!) The kraft card has lovely gold detailled flags and is from Dear Lizzy American Crafts.

































I die cut a banner from Purple swiss dot bazzill card and used Doodlebug letter stickers to spell put 70th. I mirrored the big bow of the image with a big purple ribbon bow from Paperchase and then added the Happy Birthday which I cut in half to fit in the space better. These are from Pebbles. I also added a little silver pen to add details and some co-ordinating purple gems from Papermania

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft peach, Coral, Spice and Baby Pink.
Hair - Warm grey 5 & 3
Cake - Gold, Sunflower & Canary.
Dress - Pink Pearl, Spring lilac, Wild Orchid, Red violet & Imperial Purple. 

I hope you like it  - I know Mum did. We bought her a lovely necklace too made up of 7 rings and with an amethyst in the middle as this is the Birthstone for February and why I went with this purple and gold theme.

See you back here soon with some very exciting news....
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Shabbier Chicier??

So here is Part II - a bit shabbier!! This is also for the new challenge at I love Promarkers. For those who haven't seen my previous post -The sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy  and the image I have used is called  Summer Fairy.


To make this card I used My Minds Eye Pretty little things paper to cover the base card and added some lace across the middle. I die cut a frame from gold card with a sizzix die and added the coloured image behind it. I coloured the butterflies with promarkers and attached these along with a greeting from My Minds Eye Blue Necessities.

I used these promarkers and Flexmarkers -
Skin - Usual
Hair -  Eggnog, Buttercup, Saffron, Tan
Fruit - Mango, Saffron, Buttercup, Lilac & wild orchid, Burgundy & Cardinal red.
Leaves - Meadow green, apple cider & Olive Green.
Wood - Raw Sienna & Henna.
Top - April shower, Pastel blue & Twilight sky
Butterflies - Azure, Oasis & Reef blue.

Thanks for stopping by today,
see you again soon.
Liz (:(|)x


Life is sweet.

Today is the start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers and the theme this time is Shabby Chic.
The sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy  and the image I have used is called  Summer Fairy.

 For this card I used a MFT  double stitched oval die to cut around the image and sizzix swirl 2 die from kraft card. I attached some Butterflies which I coloured with Promarkers and also some berries and leaves. The greeting is from Jillibean Soup labels and the base card is flittered and glazed and is from Best creations.

I made this and then decided that it hadn't really turned out as Shabby chic as I wanted so I made another.... Post part II!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

We have Undeniable Chemistry


Morning -  Today I am showing you the card I have made using Prof Dummkopf and I have combined this with papers from Taylored Expressions - Formula For Love paper collection and My Favourite things "Undeniable Chemistry" Diea and stamps.






I used the dies to create a shaker topper with the Chemistry bottles and filled them with Doodlebug chunky glitter (I learnt my lesson from my last shaker card and didn't overfill them but maybe I should have placed a little more in them!! Need to find that happy medium!!


I used MFT scalloped edge dies to cut a  stripe of red mirri just to separate the two different patterned papers and also MFT dies to make the connection tubes. I used the stamp saying "We have awesome chemistry"as a greeting inside the card.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the Prof. -
Skin - Usual
Jacket shaded with Blue Grey 1 & 2
Hair, Clipboard, Pants & shoes - Cool Greys
Jumper - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy.
Tie - Black & Magenta
Shirt -  Baby Pink & Cerise. 
 
All from me for now - 
Have a great day, 
Liz (:(|)x


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Little Treasures - ADU

Afternoon all - Have you seen there is a new challenge starting today at All Dressed Up blog? 

As always it is an Anything Goes challenge as long as you use one of the gorgeous All Dressed Up Images. And the quality of the Design team inspiration is just fabulous! (And I'm not just saying that as I am one of them!!)

This month I have used an image called  Little Treasure  and it was made for all my work colleagues to sign to send to celebrate a new baby. 



































Firstly I covered a large base card with wood effect paper from DCWV - The Goodwood Stack. I also used a scalloped die edge from MFT to cut the panel from Tilda Flower garden spotty paper which I also used to paper piece the Teddy's top. I added some Wycinanka hearts a couple of this I filled with Diamond stickles. I tied some red twine around the base card and tied this in a bow and also glued this in place with a little wooden heart.

I die cut a banner and used Doodlebug letter stickers to spell out the new babies name and put some gems on the first and last flag. I also used gems to separate the number stickers which show her date of birth.
I also used Paper Smooches stamp to say "Congratulations" inside the card along with Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC  stamps. 

I used a  MFT dienamics scalloped stitched edge, banner, inside / outside stitched square to cut the image which I coloured using Promarkers & Flexmarkers -

Bunny  - Warm Greys
Teddy -  Linen, Tan & Nutmeg
Feet & ears -  Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Cocktail pink
Blue grey - edges

I hope you like it - I love making cards like this that can be kept as a keep sake or framed for the Baby's room.
Back with you again soon to show you some more of the latest creations and hope to see lots of entries in the challenge,
Liz (:(|)x

You have Mail

Hello - have you had any happy mail lately? How many Valentines cards did you get? We don't "do" Valentines in our house... (Apparently I get treated like a Princess everyday??) But I do enjoy making Valentines card and there are so many great images at The Paper Shelter to chose from.

For the latest challenge #281 at The Paper Shelter the theme is Be My Valentine and I have used an image called You Have Mail.






I printed and coloured the image which I then die cut using MFT Inside outside stitched square die. I mounted this onto striped paper fromDoodlebug Stars & Stripes collection. I tied some Papermania twine around the edge and tied a bow which I secured with glue and a little wooden heart. I backed a  Wycinanka envelope and hearts onto red heart paper from Taylored Expressions - formula for love  pad and positioned this in the corner. I cut a Kaisercraft clear sticker greeting so I could place it better on the card and added a little red heart from Hobbycraft.  Finally I stamped the little postage mark in the top corner.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral, Spice - Baby pink cheeks and Powder blue eyes, 
Hair - Sandstone, Tan, Cinnamon & Henna
Post box - Red, Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red, Burgundy.
Inside box & shoes - Cool Grey 2,3,4 & 5
Bag -Sandstone & Tan.
Uniform - Egyptian Blue, Indigo Blue & Midnight Blue


Thanks for popping by and leaving some love at this Romantic time!
Liz (:(|)x





Sunday, 12 February 2017

Will you be Mine?

Morning - It's so nearly Valentines day so I thought I would make a manly card that wasn't too lovely or slushy and Deep Sea Doug from Dr Digi was the ideal image.

Hubby and I had date night last night and went for dinner and cocktails until we were so full we could barely walk home!! It wasn't because it was nearly Valentines day but our first weekend off together for a while so we had it booked in for ages... Romantic hey??!


So how do you think I have done? Even though there is pink - it isn't too girlie! This paper from a 12 x 12 Reflections pad called Today, Tomorrow and Forever matched perfectly the colours I used on the image (Incidentally I got this pad from TK Maxx and its is identical to a My Minds Eye 6X6 Pad... ?) I die cut the anchors using a Lawn fawn die from silver mirri and a gold textured card and couldn't decide which one to use so I used both!! I punched a hole in them and tied some twine around them to dangle which I attached on the inside.

I die cut around the image with  My favourite things wonky stitched rectangle die and mounted it on to black card. Finally I added a few co-ordinating sequins and some silver pen to add a little extra detail.

 I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - usual
Helmet & hair - Cool greys
Words - Pastel pink, Antique pink & Red Sweater.
Suit - Sea Mist, Pastel green, Aquamarine & Soft Green
Mine - Dove Grey, Stone wash, Blue Lake & Hearthstone.

That's all from me for now - Hope you all have a love filled Valentines Day - how ever and whom ever you spend it with,

Liz (:(|)x