Monday, 26 December 2016

Surfin Santa - And Relax....



Hello - Happy Christmas !
I have used Surfin Santa as I think Father Christmas will by now be lay on a beach somewhere relaxing after all the manic rushing around. I hope you are all getting chance to chill out a little now that lunch has been served and everyone is a little snoozy!
 
I have used paper from Lawn Fawn Snow days and present paper from Pink Fresh Oh joy and covered the join with red Ric Rac ribbon. I added some Doodlebug enamel dots and a clear sticker greeting from Simple Santa Claus and Co. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn double stitched oval and mounted it onto black. 
I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Ivory, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice. 
Beard - Ice Greys.
Shorts - Powder blue, Sky Blue & Royal blue. 
Surf board - Red & Ruby, Emerald & Lush Green, Lime Green & Pear Green. 

Hope you are all having a lovely Christmas holiday and spending it just how YOU want to!! 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas under the Mistletoe.

Happy Christmas!

To celebrate Christmas day we have a special challenge starting at I love Promarkers and its an Anything Goes challenge. However seeing as I was still making Christmas cards up till Christmas eve - Mine is obviously a Christmas card! I have used Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Eve under the Mistletoe.  Its a lovely big stamp - perfect for those special cards for loved ones.


I have used Pink Fresh Papers from Oh Joy collection long with the greeting which I have mounted on gold foil card. I tied some thin red twine around the bottom section and secured the bow with a small wooded heart from Wycinaka.

I used these promarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Dress -  Red, Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal & Burgundy red
Belt - Cool greys.
Fluffy - Blue Grey 1 & 3

I really love this card and think its simple but stylish.
Hope your having a great day.
See you all soon,
Liz (:(|)x
Mistletoe - Pine

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Decorations.

Morning - there is a new challenge starting today at The Paper Shelter which will run over the christmas holidays. I have used an image called  Christmas Decorations but it is an Anything Goes Challenge.  





I have used paper and a greeting from October Afternoon called Holiday style as the retro images seemed to match the image. I die cut the image and the gold mat using a spellbinders nestibilities die which also has a retro feel. I used some pine twine from Tim Holtz and attached to it a large wooden bauble that I have embellished myself using gems and a gold pen to add details. Finally I added the little blue bow. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin- Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.
Top - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink, Cocktail pink & Carmine.
Hair - Buttercup, Mustard, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Skirt - Red, Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy. 
Tree - Holly, Forest Green, Pine & Pear Green. 
Demin Blue.

I'd love to see loads of enter in the challenge and hope you get some time to craft during the holidays. 
Have a lovely few days and I'll be back on Christmas day with some more inspiration. 
Happy Christmas, 
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 19 December 2016

The night before Christmas All Dressed Up New Release

Apologies - This should have been posted on the 15th... I must have missed scheduling it!!!

Evening - We have some fabulous new images at All Dressed Up and I have been luck to play with one called The night before christmas


















I have used a round base card and covered half with Pink Paislee star paper (Which I am totally in love with!) and the bottom half using a sheet from My Favourite things Plaid Merry & Bright. The greeting is from October Afternoon Holiday style. I used some ribbon from Hobbycraft to cover the join and a little bow tied in thin red twine above the Stocking. I mounted the wooden stocking embellishment from Wycinaka onto red mirri and added some wooden stars which were covered in Star dust stickles.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image  -
Bow - Poppy, Cardinal Red & Burgundy.
Bedding- Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Cocktail Pink & Powder blue.
Hair - Saffron, Buttercup & Pineapple crush.
Cool grey 2.
Bed - March Hare & Tan
Holly - Leaf Green & Lush Green. 

There are lots of other creations made by the DT over at the Challenge blog and on the facebook page. Plus we have a challenge running every month from the 15th which is always an Anything goes theme as long as you use an All Dressed up iamge and even better there are some lovely freebies on the blog to get you started.

Hope you're all in full festive swing and I will be back with more Christmas cards soon.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Nightcap Derek - ready for Christmas

Afternoon - finally got to this Sunday where things can slow down a little. All the christmas parties and party prep is done and great times had but I am now ready to have a few cosy nights in front of our new log burner and freshly decorated living room. I - like Derek - from this image called Nightcap Derek will be sitting in my PJ's whilst drinking sherry and wrapping presents. 

 This card used paper from Pink Paislee which I cut using a lawn fawn die, The greeting is from Elle's studio and the present is a sticker from Doodlebug. I added a few wood chip stars (I have bought loads of these wooden embellishments lately... my current fav!) these are from Wycinanka and I added some star dust stickles to them. I used some gold pen on Derek and attached him with 3d foam.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour him -
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.

Right thats all for me for now as I do still have to make all my Family Christmas cards - They always seem to be left till last!
See you next sunday
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Jingle all the way.

Afternoon Dressies! We have some beautiful inspiration for you at this Months All Dressed Up Challenge. We don't have themes for the Challenge - just ask that you use any All Dressed Up image and believe me you will struggle to pick one as they are all so lovely. I have used 3 Little Christmas Girls.

I covered my base card with Kraft and Gold paper from American Crafts and used the red foiled panel from Simple Stories Claus & co collection. I added some ric rac ribbon across the join and some red mirri die cut music notes.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Usual
Outfits - Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
          Cool Greys 1-5
          Summer sun, Gold & Orange
Hair - Raw Sienna & Sleigh Bells
Rudolph hat - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Cocoa with some red stickles on the nose!
A little Honeydew to shade the fur and wings.

I hope you like this card and will join in with our challenge which will run until the 15th Jan. I hope you get lots of craft goodies from Santa and some time to play with them!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas Cheer

Good Morning - Today sees the start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers. The Sponsor this fortnight is Dr Digi and the theme we would like you to follow is HATS. With all the Santas and snowmen around this should be fairly easy for you. I have used a Dr Digi image called We three Kings


 
I have used paper from My Minds Eye Cosy Christmas collection to cover a base card and then die cut some Kraft card using a lawn fawn tree boarder die.  The Cheer is from Heidi Swapp and I used promarkers to colour the image 

Skin - Usual
Holly & Pine
Linen - Hymm Books
Warm greys
Baby Pink & cocktail pink - mouths
Tan, Satin & Caramel
Pear Green, Marsh Green& Olive Green
Khaki
Rock pool & Pastel Green
Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy. 

Hope you like this card and all the other dt cards. Make sure you get your enteries in for a chance to win some fab Digis. 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Banksy Claus

Morning all -

Today's card is using Banksy Claus from Dr Digi. This is such a fab image for those tricky teenagers. I've stuck with simple red here but the beauty of digital it can be in any colour!!



































I have used paper from Studio Calico paper for the background as it reminded me of more graffitti. The brick pattern paper is from Simple Stories collection called I AM. I mounted this on black card and then added black house boarder.
I used glaze and whilst this was still sticky I added Cosmic Shimmer to make it look wet. I also used Diamond stickles on Santa's fur to give it a sparkle.

I used Red, Poppy and Cardinal red to colour the santa suit and Warm Greys 2 to 5 for his boots and gloves. I also used silver pen for the cannister.

Anyways I better get back to it... lots more cards to make yet before I'm done. Although I have got most of my Christmas shopping done after a mammoth session in Chester this week!! And if anyone is struggling to think of what to get me for Christmas - I'd love a Bansky...

Have a lovely day,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Paper Shelter Birthday Blog Hop


Good Morning - Today we are Hopping! Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop to celebrate the 6th Birthday of this fab company and it's gorgeous images on December 8th. It will be a two week challenge and both Design Teams are taking part. 

 

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in the celebrations and so we have a "Special Birthday" Theme!

If you have landed here from Patty-Sue's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again,as you will not want to miss out on this one!
The Design Team have all made stunning creations which really show off the gorgeous images available from the Paper Shelter Website. On each blog that you hopto you can leave a comment and be in with a chance of winning a digi of your choise - Just for saying Hello! There is also the chance of one lucky person winning the main prize, all details about this can be seen on the Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. 



For my Special Birthday card I have made a card for my friend to give to her Mum for her 70th Birthday. I have used a Paper Shelter image called Regina.
I used papers from Bo Bunny Collection called A gift of life and die cut some feathers from the papers to tie all the colours and patterns together. I used a Lawn Fawn cloud edge die which I used on the black card and also the white pearl base card. The letters and numbers are thickers from American Crafts and I used a few co-ordinating enamel dots along with some silver pen to add details and make it extra special!

I used these promarkers  and flexmarkers to colour Regina -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair, Boots & Cain - Warm Greys.
Skirt - Oasis, Turquoise & Marine
Jacket & Hat - Wild Orchid, Purple Velvet & Plum
Feathers & lining  - Lime Zest, Lime Green & Pear Green.
Finally I edged it all with Soft lime. 

Ok - now its time for you to hop on over to Lena's Blog. But remember to leave a comment below before you jump away for your chance to win the digi's.
I really hope you are enjoying this Birthday celebration with me and the rest of the DT!
Good Luck, Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Rescue Squad in Plaid

Morning - Today's Dr Digi image is called Rescue Squad. 
I love the current trend for red and black plaid! I think I need a shirt just like this patterned paper! But how cosy does he look in his fur lined coat and gloves.
We are currently decorating our front room so we have no carpet down and it is freezing in there! I need this coat and gloves! 

The base paper is from My Minds Eye Comfort and Joy collection whilst the plaid is from Simple Stories Classic Christmas. I mounted both these panels onto green bazzill card and wrapped some twine around the base and knotted in glove charm that was from my stash. I then cut an oval shape using my friskars cutter which I attached on top using 3d foam. I then placed the image on to the oval panel which is from American Crafts and has a wood grain texture to it. Finally I used a gold pen to add some metal details.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the Rescue Squad -
Dog - Warm Greys
Jacket - Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy
Fur - Tan, Sandstone & Cinnamon.
Trousers - Pine & Forest Green.
Boots & Gloves - Holly.
Barrel - Cinnamon, Raw Sienna & Cocoa.
All edged with Powder blue.

Hope you like today's creation - and are enjoying and hopefully getting some inspiration from these Christmas cards.
Thanks for stopping by, Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Enchanted Christmas

Morning - The new weekly challenge is starting at The Paper Shelter and the theme is to make a Christmas Card. Now I know you will all be doing these so I am expecting lots of entries as they don't have to be a Paper Shelter image but you get better prizes if they are!!


I have used an image called Enchanted Christmas. I covered my card base with paper from Lawn Fawn Snowdays and matted this with Red mirri card which I also used to cut the scalloped circle using a Nestibilities die.

I added some Tilda ribbon and covered the bauble in the image with glaze pen which I then sprinkled with cosmic shimmer.
The chipboard bauble is from Scrapiniec and the hearts are from Wycinanka - I think these are my newest obession! I filled some of the shapes with Star dust stickles.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - usual.
Pink Mittens, Baby pink, Cocktail & Cerise
Lime Zest, Lime green & Pear Green
Lush Green, Emerald & Pine
Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal red & Burgundy
Powder blue & Blue grey 2 (With a little Cloud blue & Imperial Violet prisma colour pencils)
I used white pen on the spots on the wings.

I hope you like her - you will notice I have done her socks just like my Monkey emblem as these are just like the socks I made my first Monkey from.

Liz (:(|)x

Toasty Greetings

Hello - its time for a new challenge at I love promarkers and the theme is Snowman. We were all able to pick any image we wanted this week so I used my stamps from My Favourite things called Toasty Greetings.


I have used papers from Doodlebug Frosty friends collection and die cut a glitter base using a Lawn Fawn boarder die. I added some yellow and star dust stickles to give the images and fire a little twinkle. I stamped the greeting from the same set and added some yellow gems and snowflake ribbon from Hobbycraft.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Marshmallows & Stick- Baby pink, Cocoa & Raw Sienna.
Fire & trim - Canary, Gold & Bright Orange.
Coat - Wild Orchid, Purple Velvet & Plum.
Penguin - Warm Grey 1, 3, 4 & 5
Powder blue shading on the white areas.

I hope you like my bright card. I had fun colouring these and will be doing lots more!
Stay warm,
Liz (:(|)x


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Simple Santa on a Simple Sunday.

Hello - The theme for today is Simple... I have a little bit of a headache after being at a friends 40th Birthday party last night so everything I do today needs to be very simple and will be done very slowly!!!

The card I have made to show you today is using DR Digi image called Simple Santa. And I have kept the design very Clean and Simple too and even used a background paper and greeting from Simple Stories!! (It's like it did it on purpose!!) The range is called Claus & Co and it has lovely sparkle foiled elements - I really love it.

I used a friskars punch to make the boarded in red mirri card and mounted the greeting panel in the same. The Ribbon is from Hobbycraft. Other than that the card is very SIMPLE and with these lovely crisp images - I don't think they need much else. Oooo apart from a bit of diamond stickles on his fur trim!!

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Clothes - Red, Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy.
Sack - Pear green & Lime Zest with a Emerald & Grass green panel.
Boots and gloves - Cools greys
Used a little cool grey and powder blue to shade the beard also.

Right I'm off to get copious amount of tea ...
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Christmas Chris All round.

Afternoon - Sorry i'm late today. I have no excused - I just wasn't organised so this card has literally just been finished in the Monkey Hut.
I've gone with a very rotund theme... Round card base, spotty paper, round die cut and a "portly" image from Dr Digi called Christmas Chris

I've left a space above the ribbon as I plan to customise this card for someone nearer to Christmas. I can add there name then along the curve with gold letters.
The fab gold spotty paper is from The Gilded collection from Die Cuts with A View and I mounted this onto  round base card. I die cut a circle using Lawn Fawn stitched dies from an embossed card piece from Spellbinders. The ribbon was from my ever growing stash! and the wooden embellishment was from kaisercraft. I used Christmas Holly stickles on the leaves and added 3 red gems.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers for Christmas Chris -
Skin - Usual with Cocktail pink cheeks and ears.
Hooves - Warm Grey 5,4, 3 &1
Holly - Lush & Forest Green
Berries & nose - Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal red
Antlers & Belly- Light Fawn, Tan & Saffron
Onesie - Cinnamon, Cocoa & henna
Pudding - Walnut, Cinnamon, Aubergine & Burgundy (Could almost be the ingrediants!!)

Hope you are likely my Christmas cards!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Snug but stylish.

 Afternoon - The new challenge has started over at The Paper Shelter and I have used an image called Snug but Stylish.

Theme of the challenge is to use more than one of Anything so I have added ... (Wait for it... ) - two flower embellishments from the internet, two felt holly leaves from Hobbycraft, Two layers using gold mirri and two gold leaves cut using a Marianne die. I even use a lamp post with two lights which I filled inside with two colours of stickles - diamond and yellow, as well as two different patterned papers from Papermania.  Think I got the theme covered and if I'm honest as lot of it happened by accident!!



































I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair, skirt & bag -  Cool Greys & Black
Coat & hat - Burgundy, Cardinal red, Ruby & Poppy. 
Fur - Linen
Wooden bench - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Cocoa. 
Grass - Pine & Lush green. 
Edged in Soft aqua
I hope you like her - there are so many gorgeous image at The Paper Shelter and if you enter any of the challenges you could be in with a chance to win a fantastic voucher -

I would like to enter this card into these challenges -
Fab n Funky - Hats.
Addicted to stamps - Picture inspiration
Double D challenge - Traditional Christmas colours.
Crafting Musketeers - Christmas wishes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge- Holly & Ivy
Sparkles Monthly challenge - Christmas is coming.
Whimsie Doodles - Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is coming.

Thanks for taking a look at my blog - I really appreciate it.
Liz (:(|)x


Sparkly Flamingo

OOPS I'm a bit late with this post... sorry and don't tell the bosses over at I love Promarkers!! Where the new challenge has gone live. The theme is No Patterened papers which I don't mind admitting was really hard for me! Thats really my thing - I have always wanted to create my own backgrounds with inks and stencils etc but just never seen to find the time. Plus I have such a huge stash of paper - 12x12 and 6x6 (But hush... Don't tell the other half I admitted that as I always NEED more!!)

So the challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights  and I have used an image called Festive flamingo. Which just has to be pink!! 


I wish I could remember where the background die cut was from but I really can't and it doesn't say on it!! I coloured the bulbs and added some silver to make them shine. I glued this onto the sparkly Doodlebug glitter card and at the bottom some silver mirri to look like ice or a frozen lake. I mounted all this onto black card and then attached the fairy lights embellishment banner from Hobbycraft. I used the greeting from Kaiser craft and added some diamond stickles.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Hat - Poppy, Burgundy & Cardinal
Skates - Cool grey 3,4,& 5 -with black.
Beak - Canary & gold
Wing - Magenta & Mulberry
Bird - Rose Peach & Carmine
Powder blue shading and True blue, Emerald,canary & poppy lights. 

Hope you like my sparkly pink flamingo. 
See you soon, Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

All Dressed Up Cool Dude

Wow - don't the months fly by at the moment... Its def time for me to be in full flow christmas making season... every year I promise myself I will make Christmas crafts all year around to be ready but it has yet to actually happen!!

So It is time for a new challenge to be launched at All Dressed Up stamps. And here is my DT creation using Cool Dudes. 
There is loads of inspiration over at the blog page and on the facebook group. You can enter the month long challenge with any creation using an All Dressed Up image to win more of the fabulous images by designer Wendy Burns. 
The background scene is from Simple Stories Snow Fun collection and I have created a frame using the different shades of Blue Bazzill card stock. The Ticket is also from Simple Stories. I added my coloured image using 3d foam and then I used some Frantage embossing powder (Which I still don't quite have the hang of!!) to look like snow over the whole piece. I added some wooden snowflakes to keep it more masculine and used some liquid pearls to and some snowy dots. Finally I used some glaze pen on the googles to give them a reflection.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual!
Pants - Cornflower blue, Denim & powder blue
Red, Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal
Top - Lime green, pear green & Marsh green.
Hoody & gloves - Sky blue, Egyptian blue & Indigo blue
Dog - Ice grey 1, 3 & 5.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Ellibells creative Moments - Outdoor scene with a critter/ creature
Dream valley - Winter birthday.
Scrapbook stamp society - Frame it
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Use embossing powder
Allsorts - Feature a creature
Send a smile 4 kids - Happy Holidays for children
Colour my heart - colour challenge.

Thanks for coming by- Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 13 November 2016

I'm dreaming of a wide christmas


Morning - the wonder of technology is letting this post go live whilst I am at work. Yesterday, on my way home from work I saw my first christmas tree up in a house and it got me thinking... Its 6 weeks today till christmas day so I figure I better get my full christmas mojo on the go!
Todays Dr Digi card is using an image called "I'm dreaming of a wide christmas" 
How could anyone not want this stunner for Christmas??


I used papers from Bella Blvd Christmas collection called Make It Merry and mounted it onto a spotty sheet from Doodlebug. I used a Marianne design die to cut the mistletoe from Green felt and attached some pearls for the berries. I also used some glaze pen on top of the red hearts to make them glossy and a little diamond stickles on the fur of her hat.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.
Hair & boots - Black & cool grey 2,3, 4 & 5.
Clothes - red, poppy, ruby, cardinal red & burgundy.
Mistletoe - Grass & lush green
Powder blue shading.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
52 Christmas card Throwdown - Lime green & real red.
Digi Designs challenge blog - Hand coloured image 
Cardz 4 Gals - Contempory Christmas
Sweet Stamping - Anything Christmas goes.



I hope you like her and enjoy making some christmas cards with this and all the other fab images in Dr Digi 
Liz (:(|)x


Monday, 7 November 2016

All Dressed Up Christmas Tree Fairy

Afternoon  - Have you seen the gorgeous new releases at All Dressed up? I have used an image called Christmas Tree Fairy but you can get all the new releases and any other image here -} All Dressed up Etsy.  And for lots of inspiration visit the Challenge Blog.

The paper I have teamed up with our fairy is quite bold but I love the bright contrast of it with the white. Its from Tilda Christmas flowers collection. I die cut the image using Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle and mounted it onto gold mirri. Behind it I glued some shimmer ribbon and a die cut tree boarder from Lawn fawn using a lovely green satin card.
I used a sticker from Do crafts for the greeting but this was clear and got lost on the background so I stuck it onto some shimmery Vellum and then cut around it before attaching it with 3D foam.
On the fairy I used a gold pen to make the stars sparkle and diamond stickles on her wings and finally added a few red gems from Papermania.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Coral, Soft peach, Blush, Antique white & baby pink.
Hair - Warm grey 5, 4 & 2
Wings - Powder blue
Skirt - Baby Pink, Carmine & Magenta
Tree - Lime & Pear green and Emerald & Lush green.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - ATG
Stamping Sensation - Christmas greetings
Come and get it challenge - TICTACTOE -Pink, gems & Ribbon
Cute as a button - Christmas
Simply Create too - Christmas colours
Alphabet challenge - Recipe - Ribbon, digi, dies.

Hope you like this card and the new images. Make sure you show the All Dressed Up team what you make with these beautiful digis,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Santa Selfie

Morning - I have been busy making Christmas cards and today I am showing you one made with Santa Selfie.
One of the things I love most about Dr Digi image is that they are great for the Men in our lives. So often its hard to find images for the boys that are not too cute or stereotypical "Masculine"  like cars and sports. Dr Digi allows me to make humorous cards and at the mo I am loving the wood effect backgrounds and elements - which go perfectly with the Dr Digi guys.

The papers are from Simple Stories Snow days and I have die cut snowflakes from Vellum using Lawn Fawn dies. I have also added some wooden embellishments that are from Do Crafts (I think?)
I've included the next picture to show the shimmer and snowy effect I have tried to add using Sakura Glaze and Souffle pens along with Stickles and using Powder Blue Promarker to add shading. 


I have used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Santa -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral, Spice & Cocktail pink cheeks
Pants - Red, Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal red.
Shirt - Linen with gold buttons
Braces, Boots, Mobile & Hat - Warm Grey 1,2 4 & 5
Scarf - Lime Zest, Lime green & Pear green, Sky blue, arctic blue & indigo blue.
Stick arm - Sandstone, Burnt Umber & Cocoa
Snowman - Powder blue.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges -
Christmas cards all year - Santa
Gem of a challenge - Snowflake
Crafty Catz - Snowflakes.
Creative fingers - ATG
Unicorn challenge - Snowflakes

Thanks for popping in,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Baby's 1st Christmas

Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter  and the theme is "For a child" so I have used this cute image called Christmas Stocking 

I used paper from Simple Stories Claus and Co collection for the background and coloured the image in to match. I cut around the image and attached it to the background with 3d foam and a small silver gem to look like a nail head. I added a few glittery silver stars from Doodlebug and two larger stars from Simple Stories. 
I used Harolds ABC alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn to spell out Baby's First Christmas and finally added some star dust stickles to the fur and bobble of the hat. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Cocktail pink cheeks. 
Leaves - Forest green, Pine & Holly.
Bow & Hat - Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal red & Burgundy
Stocking - Lime Green & Pear Green. 
Shadow - Warm Grey 1 & 2 
Hair - Warm Grey 5 & 3
Fur - Powder Blue

I'm really pleased with how he has turned out & I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

Don't forget to say Hello when you are popping in. 
Thanks for reading, 
Liz (:(|)x



I love promarkers distressed edges

Hello - today sees the start of the new Challenge at I love Promarkers and the theme is Distress those edges.
This isn't something I do very often so I'm not that great at it. I used a Tim Holtz distresser on all the edges but obviously I'm not heavy handed enough (ha - if only!!) as you can barely see the effect on this picture.
The image I have used is from iKESART digital stamps and is called Muse 3.


I have used paper from My Minds Eye Fancy That collection to cover the background. I used a Paper Smooches die cut to make the greeting from pink Satin card. I die cut the image using Lawn Fawn stitched square die and mounted this on the same pink Satin card. Finally I added 3 co-ordinating gems. 
 
I have used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peace, Coral & Spice. 
Hair - Raw Sienna, Sleigh Bells, Mustard, Pineapple crush, Vanilla & Warm grey 3
Lips and Nails - Magenta, Carmine & Hot pink.
Eyes - Pastel Green & soft green.

We would love to see all your entries into the challenge - Prizes everyweek!!
Speak soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Don't lose your Head!

As it is very nearly Halloween I have used a Dr Digi image called Headless.  
I knew I wanted to colour this image but wasn't sure what to create to go with him as we don't really do Halloween - but then whilst hunting through my stash for inspiration I found this ribbon / twine - not really sure what to call it really! But it reminded me of whispy cobwebs and spooky haunted houses. 
I have cut some Simple Stories Frankie and Friends paper and matted it on black and dark red base card. I actually went about this card a bit wonky as I found the twine and stuck this all over the base card before I had decided to add the washi tape (From Hobbycraft) and the peel off (From my stash!) So I had to do some jigging around and that whispy stuff got everywhere!!

I added the doodlebug letters using all different fonts which is a great way to use up all the spares! I also used a little gold pen to add the details of buttons and buckles.

I used these promarkers / flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Pants - Marsh Green & Pesto
Jacket - Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red, Crimson & Burgundy.
Collar - Linen & Sandstone
Shoes & hair - Warm Grey 1-5 

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



Hope you have a spooky weekend!

Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 23 October 2016

White on white.

Morning - I'm playing catch up at the mo as I have missed a couple of blog post just due to life being busy. So today I am killing two birds with one stone ... or maybe its cheating a little but its necessary so please forgive me!
So today I am showing you a card I made using Dr digi image Crouching Tiger Hidden Dunderton
This was actually created for a challenge at I Love Promarkers where the theme this fortnight is White on white... but after I had finished it I decided to add the blue ribbon - I thought it was like the belt!! You know me by now... Its all about colour!!
  I used an embossing folder I got from The Range and then attached a panel of the acetate stars from Bella Blvd. I die cut the Good Times and glued it on, along with the die cut stars using a die from Sunny Studio. I attached the image using 3 d foam and ties the ribbon from American crafts into a knot. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.
Hair - Warm Greys
Belt - True blue, Sky Blue & Egyptian blue. 
Slippers - Khaki & pastel beige. 
Karate Gi - Powder blue

Hope you like this card - I will use it for one of the men in my life that all seem to like Martial arts! 
Speak soon, 
Liz (:(|)x
  

Friday, 21 October 2016

Zelina's witches brew.

Hello - Just a quick post to catch up with the latest creations -  This one is using The Paper Shelter image called Zelina.
There is a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter challenge blog and the theme is Halloween. So get your creations in for a chance to win some fab images! 
 
To make this card I used a circular card base and covered it with the eye paper from Doodlebug Boos and Brews collection. I cut the flag panel from another piece of patterned paper from the same pad and mounted it on to black card. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn stitched circle and the greeting panel. I added some enamel dots and finally some spider peel off stickers.  

I coloured the image using Promarkers and Flexmarkers - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.Baby Pink cheeks.
Clothes - Blue greys & Cool grey 5 for shading. 
Broomstick - Sandstone & raw sienna -  With orange, Bright orange & gold brush. 
Hat - Lilac, Purple & Imperial purple
Hair - Grass, lime green & Soft Lime. 

I don't make many Halloween cards as we don't really celebrate it as a holiday but I think this image is lovely and I enjoyed colouring her. 

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

Thanks for stopping by, Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Road Works Reg.

Morning - This morning I'm showing you a card I have made using one of the new releases - an image called Road Works Reg.  (Just click on the name to find it in the Dr Digi shop.)
I think he is fabulous - it makes me think of the advert where the builders and bankers have a dance off!


 
I covered a background card with a piece of paper from My Minds Eye All things chalk collection. I die cut a yellow circle and the image frame from red mirri card using Lawn Fawn Stitched dies. I also used the Lawn Fawn big scripty words die to cut "Big Hugs" from yellow and I added a yellow arrow from Doodlebug sprinkles. I used a silver pen on the image to colour what would be metal and added a greeting from Craftworks card.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice. Warm grey 2 for his beard. 
Warm Grey 1- 5 - boots
Warm grey 1 was used to add shading to his "white" t-shirt as well. 
Jeans - Capri blue, dove grey & Denim blue. 
Hat - Lemon, canary, Summer sun & gold. 
Ground - Raw sienna, Sandstone & Cocoa. 
Road sign - Poppy

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

Thanks for taking a look - don't forget to say hi.
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Butterfly Kisses.

Afternoon - today is the start of a new challenge at All Dressed Up. For my DT card this month I have used this gorgeous image called Butterfly kisses (Just click on the name to buy in the Etsy shop.) This challenge runs for a month and you can enter with anything made using an All Dressed Up Image for a chance to win some lovely images of your choice!

I have used paper from First Edition Paradise Crush- the butterflies are on one side and the spots the other. I used a lawn Fawn die cut a circle from the front and then added some acetate between the care blank and patterned paper. I used the spare stripe of paper to attach the Lawn Fawn die cut Happy birthday sentiment which was cut from gold card. I punched some big butterflies using a woodware punch from gold and orange glitter card from Doodlebug. Finally I added some teal gems from Papermania on to the butterfly.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - as always!
Hair - Pineapple crush, Mustard, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Coat - Powder blue
Bag - Tropical orchid & Trick or treat.
Hat & Scarf - Pastel green, Oasis & Island Lagoon.

I hope you like her - I have actually already sent her to my Sister in law for her birthday as she loves Butterflies.
Thanks for looking,
Liz  (:(|)x

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Retro bathtime with Dr Digi.

Morning - Here is today's creation using Bath Time Deirdery from Dr DIGI.
and I have gone a bit retro. I went with an advacado green bath tub like we had growing up and then to match I added some flying ducks... well birds were all I had!! I reckon our Deirdery would not get rid of anything that still worked - I don't think she is a slave to fashion!

In truth I have fell out of love with modern technology today as my digital harddrive is refusing to work so I can't access any of my digital images or photos or anything and I am pretty gutted ! I hope they can be retrieved so fingers crossed but luckily I had this image and a couple of others already printed.

  The papers are all from Tilda Summer Blues collection and I cut them all to slightly different lengths. I added the resin birds which I think I got from ebay sometime ago and used silicon to give them a firm stick to the base kraft card. I tied a length of pink satin twine from Hobbycraft around the side and added the image with 3d foam to stand out a little. 
I used a gold pen on the feet and tap and added some diamond stickles to the bubbles but you can't see that very well on this photo. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour our Deirdery - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice. 
Hair - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink and Pastel pink. 
Hat - Powder blue.
Duck - Lemon, Canary & sleigh bells. 
Bath, matt & pillow - fresh meadow, apple, green shoots, apple cider & moss.
Edge of matt - Prussian
Paper & pipes - Warm grey 1 & 2

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Hiding in my craft room - Use scraps.
Artbymiran - ATG

I hope you like my card - hopefully I will be back with more images soon - And don't forget over at the DR Digi facebook page there are new images being released almost every wednesday,
Thanks for reading,
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 7 October 2016

Double the trouble - All Dressed Up New Releases.

Good afternoon - Today at All dressed Up blog we are show casing the new releases and I have used  
Double the Trouble. Isn't it ace! In fact all this months images are fab. You can see them all at the blog and purchase them now from the All Dressed Up shop
 
The papers are all from Doodlebug Boos & Brews collection which is full of lovely Halloween papers - I struggled to pick which ones to use!! The washi tape is from Hobbycraft and I love the gold foiling on it. I made the pumpkin using a peel off on to Orange and green paper which I then cut around. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die and mounted this onto Green card. I added some Spider cobweb peel offs and finally added some yellow stickles to the Pumpkins face and some diamond stickles to highlight the image.  

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice. 
Skeleton -Black & Ice Greys
Boys Hair - Cinnamon,Cooca & Burnt Sienna.
Devil - Red, Poppy, Cardinal red & Burgundy
Girls hair - Vanilla, Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Mustard, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Pumpkin - Halloween, Orange & Bright Orange. 

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

I hope you like this new image and do take a look at the others - we would love to see what you make with them over at the All Dressed Up facebook page and Blog Challenge which is always anything goes with an All Dressed Up Image. 

Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Happy 40th - happy hour.

Morning - its a new challenge at I Love Promarkers. The theme this week is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Kenny K.  I have used an image from Kenny K called Happy Hour. 
I actually have a couple of friends turning 40 very soon so I grabbed this image
and set to work!
I covered the card base with a section of this lovely shimmery Budgie paper and the other half with the reverse cream shimmer card  from a First edition collection called Paradise crush. I die cut the happy birthday from pink satin card and added the wooden numbers. I covered them with Star dust stickles and added some highlights to her dress. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers - 
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair -  Satin, Terracotta, Burnt sienna & Walnut. 
Dress - Buttercup, Lemon, Halloween
Bow & drink - Cerise, Magenta & Maroon. 
Eyes & glass - Powder blue.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Scrap - creations - Birthday
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Shopping our stash - birds
Crafting from the heart - ATG
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays.
The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see loads of entries into the ATG challenge! After all what could be easier - Don't be shy!!
Liz (:(|)x

Los Mariachis

Morning - today is a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Music and dance. I have been waiting for a reason to colour up this image called Los Mariachis  (Not that I need one!) so I did this for my Husbands Birthday (Still seems weird saying that!!) as he had always wanted a Mariachi band to play live for him since we went to Mexico for a holiday. 

It also gave me the chance to use my new stamps from My Favourite things - called Sweet Succulents.The greeting is also from the stamp collection. I coloured  the Cactus using pink, green & gold Wink of Stella pens that I used more like watercolours and it worked really well as they really sparkle. The stripe of paper is from Crate Paper - Journey collection. I also used a little gold pen to add some details.

I used these promakers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice.
Hats - Chestnut & Raw Sienna
Suits - Emerald & Lush green.
Bow ties - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Hair & Shoes - Warm greys
Instruments - Sandstone & Cinnamon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - ATG 
Digi Chooseday - ATG 
Craft your passion - ATG
613 Avenue - Green & Gold
A bit more time to craft - ATG
Crafting circle - ATG


We would love to see all your creations for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. The new theme is Music and Dance.  And just look at what you could win...!

Thanks for stopping by - say hello before you leave!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Oktoberfest Otto

Morning - today's card is using Oktoberfest Otto from Dr Digi - This is such a fab mans image that needs little else to make a fab card. I've kept this one really simple.


I used papers from My Minds Eye Jubilee collection which is a really subtle orange pattern. I used some letter dies from My Favourite things to cut out Cheers. I added three enamel dots and a little gold detail to the image that I coloured with promarkers.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral, spice.
Mustache - Orange & Burnt orange.
Shorts & Hat - Forest green, Pine green & Holly.
Boots - Tan & Raw Sienna. 
Khaki shading on the shirt & powder blue shading

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

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