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
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