Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Happy Birthday challenge at TPS

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Birthdays. I have used this fab image called Happy Birthday. The whole Balloon theme just seemed perfect!

 I covered the base card with balloon paper from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Happy Place pad. I tied some pink and gold sparkly twine around the front. I die cut the image and the black surround using a My Favourite Things inside outside stitched frame die.
I also die cut the greeting from black using a Lawn Fawn die. Finally I coloured an Anemone chipboard balloon with promarkers and then glaze which I sprinkled with glitter crystal stars.

I coloured the image using these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush, Antique White.
Hair & Box -  Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Ribbons & Balloons - Poppy & Ruby, Baby Pink & Cocktail pink, Carmine & Magenta.
Skirt - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Cocktail pink.

Warm Grey 2 to shade white areas.

Hope you like this latest card and I would love to see your entries in the challenge - you can enter with any image, not just The Paper Shelter and still win digis!! 

Ok - that's me for today. Be back with you soon, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 23 April 2017

It's a Hard Day's Knight with St George.

Morning - hands up who actually knew it was St Georges Day? Honestly ... ok it was on my calendar when I was planning my cards as I have had to be quite organized, as the Husband & I have been down in London for a few days and we went to see a friend who is a Yeoman in the Tower of London. We got a private group tour of the Tower after it had closed and were priviledge to see 800 year old Ceremony of the Keys.  So this image called Hard Day's Knight just seemed to be ideal! I am feeling all Patriotic!

I don't often put none crafty photos on my blog but think these are worth sharing... Hope you don't mind!

Also shameless plug but its for Charity.... Andy Merry - The Yeoman has recently been diagnosed with MS. Andy was in the Marines before he moved to The Tower of London so has set himself the challenge on climbing Mount Blanc to raise money for the MS society and The Royal Marines Charity. Here is the link  to the website Mount Blanc for MS and the charity fundraising page
 MtBlancforMS  if anyone wanted to read more.

We had a fantastic time and raised lots of money for the challenge.
Thats all from me for now. Hope you don't mind my post being a little different form the norm! The card ingredients can be found listed at the bottom of this post in the Labels sections
Thanks for popping by,
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 21 April 2017

Stamping Bella Happy Birthday Wife

Hello -  I was asked to make this card for a collegues wife for her Birthday. This image from Stamping Bella just seemed perfect! She is called Opal the Optimist
I printed the image and then die cut the edge using a My Favourite things Scalloped stitched basic edge 2 collection.

The stripey and patterned paper I have used for the background is from My Minds Eye Market St Ashbury Heights collection. I used some ribbon from my stash and die cut a gold Happy Birthday sentiment using a Lawn fawn die and attached this over the ribbon. I also used a Craftwork Cards panel saying "for my wife" and layered this up with flags and attached under a pink resin flower.
Finally I added a couple of puffy Freckled Fawn hearts and some glaze to the bottle and glass.

To colour Opal I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Usual
Flowers - Poppy, Cerise and baby pink
Dress - Aquamarine, Oasis, Turquoise & Marine
Drink - Mango & Baby pink
Seamist over the bottle
Hair - Cinnamon, Raw Sienna & Henna

Thanks for stopping by to look at my Blog - I would love you to leave a note so I know you have visited!
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Kenny k - You're Cool!

Morning - Today I am showing you another card I have made with a Kenny K image called Troublemaker.
I had real fun colouring this image - especially as I don't often use Orange as a main colour. I covered a base card with digital papers I printed from Echo Park Summer Dreams collection.

I used a My Favourite Things puffy clouds die on a white panel and mint satin card which I layered up. I used a small Ice Cream stamp from Avery Elle You're Cool collection and added a little glaze and cosmic shimmer over the top to add some detail. I tied some American Crafts twine around the panel and attached a little metal ice cream charm.
I used the same stamp collection to stamp the greeting on a wooden flag from Hobby craft and tied some mint green twine around in a bow.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush, & Antique white.
Ice creams -/ Hair & Trainers - Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink & Carmine.
Ice cream and trousers - Frosted Jade & Pastel Green
Jacket - Gold, Bright orange & Orange
Top  - Canary & Amber
I also used Cloud blue to add some shading to white areas.

I hope you like my card and don't forget the challenge at Club Kenny K on facebook. Use any Kenny K stamped image and you can get the months freebie just for entering!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Blogging... Any time, Anywhere!

Hello All - Todays post is for a new challenge at I love Promarkers. This time the sponsor is my favourite Dr Digi's House Of Stamps and we have an Anything Goes theme - so there is no excuses for not entering some brilliant creations!

I have used an image that makes me chuckle called Airfresh Fiona 
So come on admit it - I do take my Ipad to the bath with me and will often check messages and emails on my phone whilst I'm on the loo!!

To make this card I used a wood effect paper from DCWV Good wood collection and a patterned paper from Pebbles From me to you collection. I covered the join with a ribbon and mounted both panels onto black card. I printed out the greeting from my computer and die cut it with a My Favourite things stitched square die. Finally I used a silver pen to add details to metal objects.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the iamge -
Skin - usual
Hair - Sandstone, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna & Burnt Umber.
Laptop & trousers -  Warm Grey 1,2, 3 & 5
Top - Lipstick red, Red & Ruby
Tray -  Aquamarine & Mint Green.
Pot - Spice & Apricot
Cactus - Lime Zest & Pine
Toilet shaded with Cloud Blue.

Well thats all from me for now - Have  great day and looking forward to seeing all your fab entries!!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Kenny K GDT!

Hello - Exciting news!
I have been asked to be a Guest design team member for Kenny K Stamps. Cool Hey?!?
This image is called Dowager Countess  and the DT have the theme of Spring flowers.
Anyone who enters the current ATG challenge, which lasts all month, will get this image as a freebie - How fab is that! 

I used Echo Park This and That Graceful collection. I thought this was perfect for the image and the flower just reminds me of the Poppies and Ranunculus that I have waiting to be planted in my garden. Sadly the flowers only last through spring but they are so pretty and bright!

I covered the base card with the patterned paper and used one of the patterned panels and a greeting stickers all from the same collection - which I mounted on to Green American Crafts card. I added some gems onto the image and the greeting. I also added some stickles to the feathers and dress to make them shimmer. The final touch was to colour a Wycinaka banner black and add the sparkles. I think it all goes well with the regal image.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral Spice and Baby pink cheeks. Cloud Blue Eyes.
Hat & Coat - Lime Green, Pear Green, Herb Green, Olive  & Moss.
Dress & Feathers - Pastel Pink, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Wild Cranberry.
Hair & Cain - Saffron, Saddle Brown, Cocoa & Walnut.

I hope to see lots of enteries into the monthly contest to get this fab image for free! Have a great Bank Holiday - See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter everybody!

So I've gone with an Easter Bunny... although not a traditional image but it is a fab new digi stamp from Dr Digi called Betty the Bunny. And there are lots of co-ordinating images and papers to use with Betty.

I covered the base card with three different patterned papers from Echo Park Celebrate Easter collection. I die cut the green paper with a My favourite things stitched scalloped edge die and I used a forth pattern page to die cut the egg with a MFT oval double stitiched die. I thought the white Pompom ribbon was perfect for the rabbit theme as they remind me of little Bunny Tails!
I cut around the image and used 3d foam to adhere Betty to the base card. Finally I added  few stripy enamel dots.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Unsual
Eggs - Summer Sun, Lime Green, Poppy, Ocean Teal, Bright Orange and Cloud Blue to shade.

Bunny suit - Blue Greys 1,2 & 3 with Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink and Pink Mittens.
Basket - Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.

I hope you haven't made your self feel sick with too many choc eggs or big easter Roast dinners!
Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday,
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Kindness is beautiful - All Dressed Up Challenge

Afternoon - I hope you are having a lovely Easter Bank Holiday! Today is also the start of a new challenge at All Dressed Up.  I have used this beautiful image called Party Season. 
I wanted to make a special card so used this stunning gold wood effect paper from Jen Hadfield Homemade collection and the foiled greeting is from Homemade Quotes.

I made the card base by simply folding the front panel back in half and the band is folded the opposite way. Its very simple but effective. I covered the band with paper from MFT watercolour wash brights and used a little gold mirri to edge the panel. I used gold pen on the girls belt, purse and top. I used Olympic Gold Cosmic shimmer pigment to colour the middle top and it really does shine like gold! I used a Woodware punch to make some leaves and added a resin flowers that I edged with Gold stickles. Finally I added a couple of puffy Gold Hearts from Freckled fawn.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Blue Greys 1 - 5
Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Sleigh Bells and Raw Sienna.
Saffron, Cinnamon,Cocoa, Saddle Brown & Walnut
Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Pink Lobster & Red Sweater.
Meadow Green, Apple, Leaf Green & Forest Green.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Fussy &Fancy - Fancy folds
Cardz 4 Galz - Handbags & Gladrags
Fairy Tale Challenge - More than one fold
Love to Scrap - Girls rule
Naughty or nice - Three of something

I hope you like my card and will take some time to create with these beautiful images from All Dressed Up. There are some Freebie to get you addicted over on the blog too! Take a look Here -}

Hope you are having a lovely Easter Weekend and get some time to get your craft on over the Bank Holiday!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


 Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Girl Power. I have used this fab image called Enchantress. 
I've been after a reason to colour her up and she just reminds me of something from Game Of Thrones!

 I thought the shapes and shimmer on this SEI paper called Jocelyne was perfect to go with the image. I kept the design simple as the paper is so detailed. I used a corner rounder punch on the image panel and the base card. I tied two different ribbons around the top of the card and ties a litte bow. Finally I added some gems and lots of gold pen to give the image detail. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - usual
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Sleigh bells
Staff - Saffron, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna
Top - Fresh Bloom, Peony & Tropical Orchid. 
Skirt - Honeydew, Fresh Meadow, Sea Mist & Soft Green 
Leg sheilds - Apricot & Mango

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

And just look as the ace prize you can win if you enter the Paper Shelter Challenge...!

Well - that's all from me for now, 
Have a fab day! 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Green fingers and thumbs.

Morning - For my Dr Digi DT card today I have used Green Fingers and Thumbs.
It has been lovely weather here today and yesterday so I have been able to get into the Garden and do some serious weeding! But wow do I ache now...

I used paper from My Minds Eye called On the Brightside to cover the entire base card. I then added a spotty panel from paper from Echo park Dots and stripes. To the bottom of this I glued some lace and then some twine which I also used to tie a bow. I used a Die-manics double stitched oval die to cut otu the image panel once I had coloured it with Promarkers. The wooden embellishments are from Hobbycraft and I cut it in half to spread in across the card. 
On the image I used a silver pen for the spade base and also the buckles on her dungarees and then added white spotty detail on the wellies and head scarf. 

I used these promarkers and fkexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - usual
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Raw Sienna & Cinnamon
Scarf, top and wellies - Red, Ruby & Burgundy. 
Marrow - Mustard Green, Lime Zest, Pear & Moss
Spade - Saddle Brown, Cinnamon & Walnut. 
Cool greys 5, 4 & 2
Eyes - Cloud Blue. 

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

All for now  -  an achy Liz signing off! (:(|)x


Friday, 7 April 2017

New release post All Dressed Up.

Hello - It's the most exciting time of the month... New release day at All Dressed Up and I have been playing with an image called Spring Walks
Click on the link and it will take you to where you can get your mitts on this little beauty in the Esty shop!
And click here -} to see all the design team inspiration and the other fabulous new images...

All the papers I have used are from Doodlebug Puppy Love pad. I cut the image out and used a fine liner pen to outline the frame of the image. I tied some twine around the blue paw panel and attached a paw charm. I added a few colour co-ordinated matte sprinkles from Doodlebug and finally a Dog Bone shaped paper clip that I have had in my stash for a while. This will be a prefect card for my Sisters birthday so I added a Doodlebug doodles sticker Happy Birthday.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral, Spice & Baby Pink cheeks.
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Top - Sky Blue, True Blue & Royal Blue.
Sky Blue around the edge and background.
Warm Grey 1,2, 4 & 5 for dogs and shading.
Dogs - Burnt Umber & Saddle Brown.
Flowers - Red & Ruby
Grass - Soft Lime, Lime Twist, Leaf Green, Lime Green & Pear Green.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Creative Knockouts - Outside fun
Double D -  Brights. 
Dream valley Challenge- four legged friends.
Crafting when we can  - Animals
The Crafty Addicts - ATG with sentiment.

Hope you like what I've done with this brand new image and looking forward to seeing what you create with them - Don't forget to share them with All Dressed Up on the facebook, Pinterest and Instagram page.
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Dream Catcher.

Sorry peeps - For some reason I didn't post this on Wed!! Better late than never hey!!

Morning - today is that start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers. 
The sponsor is Ike's Art and the theme is Embossing. I have used an image called Dreamcatcher.

The Patterned papers are from Crate Paper collection called Journey. The Wooden Feather is from Frackled Fawn. The cut the image in a panel and mounted it onto mint satin card. I added lots of gems to the image and some liquid pearls to give detail. I glued some ribbon on to the embossed and punch panel that had been made with a Martha Stewart. The Believe greeting is from Make it Crafty and I coloured the base layer with Promarkers in a co-ordinating colour.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Carmine & Cocktail pink
Marine & Oasis
Ice Grey 2 & 5
Sleigh Bells, Pineapple Crush, Buttercup & Eggnogg
Midnight Blue.

All from me for now,
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Mother in law 60th Birthday

Hello - just a quick post to share with you a card I made for the the Mother-In-Law's 60th Birthday using a Stamping Bella Stamp called Uptown Girl Bentley gets blown away! The MIL loves balloons so this image was perfect. 

I used lots of Fruit punch stickles over the Sunset Promarker on the middle balloon along with glaze over all the Balloons. I die cut the cloud edge from white card and also the greeting - both from Lawn Fawn. I covered the base with the sky and cloud patterned paper from My Minds Eye and over this I die cut a Skyline from My Favourite things Die-namics.  I added some My Favourite things Just Delightful paper for the green stripes and over that I placed the glittery American Crafts Thickers called Amber to spell out MUM. I die cut some leaves in co-ordinating pink satin card using Marianne design dies and added the co-ordinating resin flowers.
Finally I tied some yellow ribbon around the top to add a little extra detail.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers - 
Skin - Coral, Soft Peace, Blush & Antique white with a little pink on the cheeks. 
Dress - Yellow, canary, lemon & Soft Lime. 
Hair - Raw Sienna, Sleigh bells & Lemon. 
Balloon -  Yellow & Canary, Sunset, Cerise and Magenta

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

Thanks for stopping by - leave me a little message to say Hi!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Tiki Pole spinner.

Morning - I have something a little different for you today... I made a spinner card using TIKI POLE from Dr Digi.

I printed the image out twice on to wood grain paper - making sure I flipped the image so they match when I stick them back to back.
I then coloured the images in using Prisma Colour pencils -
Jade Green, Light Aqua & Aquamarine.
Ultra Marine, Indigo Blue & Peacock Blue
White & Black
Dark Brown, Burnt Ochre & Ginger Root.
Crimson Lake & Crimson Red.
Yellowed Orange & Orange
Canary Yellow & Lemon Yellow.

I cut a panel from the base card and them glued the two coloured images together with a clear thread running in between them. I then glued the top and bottom of the thread into the top and bottom of the base card so the image could spin in the space.
I covered the back panel with patterned paper from Crate Paper Journey and edge this panel and the aperture with peel offs which I coloured with Turqouise promarker.

Hope you like this card - It was really fun to colour this image although it was a little labour of love as I had to go over every line to make it pop out.

All from me for now - See you back here soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Easter Bunnies

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Easter Time. I have used this fab image called Little Easter Bunnies.  And nothing says Spring and Easter like bright sunny colours!!

I cut a panel of the Egg patterned paper from an Echo Park pad called Celebrate Easter and glued this to the base card. I doodled a boarder around this with a thin black liner pen. I die cut the image panel using a Double stitched Oval Die from My Favourite things. Over this I also added a die cut cloud edge panel using swiss dot bazill card. I tied some red twine around the card and added a little butterfly charm. I then also added a few little resin butteflies and stamped "Happy Easter" using Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC stamps to finish the card off. 

I used these promarkers and flex markers to colour the image - 
Bunnies - Warm Grey 2 & 3 with Baby Pink. 
Egg - Soft Lime, Lemon, Canary, Yellow & Tulip yellow. 
Paint - Baby Pink, Carmine & Magenta. 
Grass - Pear Green, Lime Green, Lime Twist, Lime Zest & Aniseed. 
Brush - Cinamon, Cocoa & Champagne. 
Bow tie and sky - Turquoise & Oasis 

I hope you get chance to join the challenge and use the DT cards for inspiration and just look at the value of the prize!! How fab is that?? 

All from me for now - hope you have a lovely day, 
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Friends & Fairies

Hello - Today is the start of a new challenge at I Love Promarkers and the theme this fortnight is Angels & Fairies. The sponsor offering the prize digis is Bugaboo  and I have used an image called Kidz fairy sitter.
I reverted to type this week and went bold and bright with a bit of quirky edge with a circular base card.

 I covered the base card with Doodlebug papers called Colorwheel and cut the greetings panel from the same collection. I mounted this onto black card and used a corner punch to round the edges. I added some co-ordinating flowers from my stash and attached black gems into the middle of them. I covered the wings in clear Wink of Stella and attached a little black Onxy liquid pearls into the middle of the flower on the greeting.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - Usual
Hair - Buttercup, Summer Sun & Gold
Tights - Bright orange & Mandarin, Wild Orchid & Red Violet.
Top - Pink Lobster & Vermillion
Wings - Pastel Green & Frosted Jade
Skirt - Lime Zest, Lime Green, Grass & Emerald.

I hope you like her and I would love to see all your entries into the challenge for a chance to win these ace digis!
Take care,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Endless Wash day's...

Morning All
I'm making lots of Mother's Day cards at the mo so thought this image called Wash Day from Dr Digi. This is to say Thanks to all those hardworking Mum's out there with endless laundry!

I printed the image onto white and also onto the coloured Papers which I then cut out and paper pieced onto the base image and glued in place.  
I coloured the rest of the image and used a punch to round the corners. I mounted this on to paper from My Favourite things Just Delightful Fun & Frolic collection. I also used a piece from this to cover the base card and used the green spotty paper to die cut the grass using a die from Joy of Crafts.
I tied some red twine around the top and tied a bow which I then added a little heart too which is from Make it Crafty. Finally I used Harold ABC stamps from Lawn Fawn to spell out the "Thanks Mum". 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image
Shading - Cool Grey 1 & 2
Powder Blue to highlight the white.
Buttercup, Pineapple Crush & Sleigh Bells
Leaf Green & Grass
Royal Blue & Prussian
Poppy & Burgundy
Henna, Cocoa & Cinammon
Skin - Usual

And don't forget you still have a few days left to enter the chance to win some digis by following the details on the pinned post on the Dr Digi Facebook page here
Have a great day and I'll see you back here next Sunday for more Mothers Day creations!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Anna's Birthday Card

 Hi -
There is a new challenge starting over at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog - This is my DT card.
I was asked by a friend to make a birthday card for her Daughters 17th birthday- sadly around the same time there lovely dog George died and I was asked to include a little dog on this image called
Mirror Mirror from All Dressed Up. I added the dog to the image in photoshop - this one isn't
actually available anymore but you could easily use the dog from the Time for Walkies image.

I used a My Favourite Things scalloped edge die to cut the image panel and mounted the pattern paper from Dear Lizzie 5th & Frolick behind it. I then mounted the whole lot onto pink satin card and added the Gold letters and hearts from Maggie Holmes alphabet.
I cut the top from a Craftworks card greeting and mounted this onto the pink card also and coloured the mirror frame using a gold pen.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin -Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair - Cocoa, Henna & Walnut.
Mirror & table - Blue Greys 2 & 4
Trousers - Pastel Green, Aquamarine & Soft Green.
Top - Vanilla, Buttercup, Pineapple Crush & Mustard.
Dog  - Warm Greys 2, 3, 4 & 5 - with some cocoa.
Dogs Bow - Frosted Jade & Island Lagoon.
Perfume bottle, bow & butterflies - Baby Pink & Cerise.

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

I can't wait to see your enteries this month as they are always stunning!
Thanks for popping in to my little corner of blog land,
Liz (:(|)x

Away with the Fairies.

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is "Away with the Fairies". I have used this fab image called Pure Innocence and tried to keep it muted tones rather than my usual style of all out bright but it was so difficult!!

The patterned papers I have used are from My Minds Eye Cut & Paste pad and I used some navy Bazzill to mount the image and also to die cut some scalloped edges using a My Favourite Things die. I also used a double stitched die to cut the image out in the oval shape.
I used a greeting panel from Craftworks Card and used a matching promarker to colour the greeting before also mounting this on to the Navy. I added a Petaloo Sweet Petites flower to a small hand cut flag in the top corner that I attached with 3d foam to give some depth. 
I have put a side view in to show the Wink Of Stella clear pen that I have used over the Fairy Wings and also on the butterflies. This angle makes it shimmer a little more.

I u. sed these promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Hair - Blue Grey 1,2 & 4, powder blue & cloud blue.
Dress, wings & butterflies - Fresh Bloom, Pastel Pink & Heatwave

The challenge at The Paper Shelter is on now and just look at the prizes available... 

Thanks for reading my blog and can't wait to see your entries, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Happy Birthday Dad.

Morning - March is both Dads birthdays so I get to think of more ideas for the men. Today I am showing you the card I made for Bens dad's birthday. We have been teasing him that he is becoming a grumpy old man so Happy Hour Horace from Dr Digi was perfect. 

I played with my Prismacolour pencils to make this card after printing the image onto Kraft card base. The only other thing I added was a Happy Birthday clear sticker greeting from Kaisercraft and some large letters from Doodlebug to spell out "Dad". 

I didn't record what colour pencils I used as I was just playing around with them but pretty pleased with the colour coverage - I just need to perfect my blending a bit more I think. I need to do the Kit & Clowder pencil class. 

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

Thanks for popping in - Don't forget to say Hi - AND we still have the little competition running at Dr Digi Facebook page.... 
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Aviator Scottie

Morning - We have new challenge starting this morning over at I love Promarkers and this fortnight the theme is Transport. Our sponsor who is providing the prize is Digital Delights
and I have used an image called Aviator Scottie

I cut the front from a square card blank and attached a front panel of acetate. I covered the whole back panel with patterned airplane paper from Echo Park Little Boy collection. I due cut the cloud shape and the bottom panel using My Favourite things dies and glued them to the acetate. I attached a large Airplane sticker from the Echo Park collection. I added some twine tied around the top and secured in a little bow. Finally I die cut the Happy Birthday from blue mirri using a Lawn Fawn die. 

I coloured the image using these promarkers and flexmarkers =
Skin - Usual
Hat - Azure, True blue & Royal Blue.
Scarf - Red & Burgundy
Coat & Boots - Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.
Googles, Trousers & gloves -Blue Greys
Collar & cuffs -  Champagne, Vanilla & Linen.
Hair - Cinnamon & Chestnut Hair.

I hope you will all play along with our challenge - love to see what you make for this theme!
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

All Dressed Up New Releases - Beautiful Mum

Wowzer - Have you seen all the new releases at All Dressed Up - they are just fantastic!!! I have used this gorgeous image called Beautiful Mum and I will probably be giving it to my Mum for Mothers day so ssshhh! Please don't tell! 
You can see what the Design team have done with all four of the new images over at the All Dressed Up Blog

I used a paper from My Sweetest thing collection from My Minds eye to make a panel on the base card. I printed and coloured the image and then used a My Favourite things scalloped stitched edge die to cut the wavy edge which I rasied slightly on 3d foam. I added a strip of Green nail heads (Dont known why they are called this but they are like a metallic enamel dot!) and finally some diamond stickles in the middle of the flowers and a little on the patterned paper.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Watering can - Blue Greys
Leaves - Grass, Lush Green & Pine.
Flowers - Pink Pearl & Maroon / Gold, Lemon, Yellow & Summer Sun / Carmine, Baby Pink & Pink Mittens / Canary, Halloween & Bright Orange.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
The Crafty Addicts - CAS
Aloha Friday - Flowers 
Crafty Calender - Mums Day

Don't forget All Dressed Up have a Themed challenge running on Facebook and an Always anything goes with ADU monthly challenge on the blog  -I'd love to see your creations and inspiration with these images!
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 6 March 2017

Stamping Bella - thanks.

Thought I'd take this chance were I have no DT post to show you this card I made for Ben's Nan to thank her for a lovely gift. I have used a stamp from Stamping Bella called Tiny Townie Bonnie Loves Bows  - I love this image and used the spots as the theme for the card. 

The Striped paper is from My Favourite things Just delightful Dots & Stripes Sorbet. To the bottom I added a panel of Spotty paper from My Minds Eye Black and Grey Necessities paper pad and I used another sheet to die cut the heart using a spellbinders nestibilities die. To mirror all the bows I tied a thin piece of ribbon around the edge of the heart.
I used a Lawn Fawn Big Scripty die to cut the word Thanks from pink satin card and added a few co-ordinating gems.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the lovely Bonnie -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral, spice and Baby pink cheeks.
Heart -  Red, Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal red
Skirt & Bow - Pink mittens, Cerise, Magenta & Vermillion
Bow & Underskirt - Lemon, Canary, Summer Sun & Gold.

Hair & Tights - Black, Ice Grey 5,4,& 3

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

I hope you like the card and don't forget if you want a specific card made personally to you - I may be able to help!
Thanks for stopping by - and don't forget there is still the competition running at Dr Digi

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Spring clean Sonia.

Morning - I hope you have all popped over to the Dr Digi facebook page and joined our little competition to win some freebies... if not get yourself there now... you just have to like and share the pinned post for a chance to win!!

Today I am sharing a card with you today that I made for a friends Mother in law who loves cleaning!! This image is from Dr Digi and called Spring Clean Sonia
So cleaning...? Personally I don't do much of it but luckily the other half does get some odd enjoyment from it. (Im too busy crafting!!) Are you planning a big spring cleaning frenzy??

I used a My Favourite things die cut to make the banner from mirri card and used Doodlebug letters to spell out the  name. I cut a section of paper from My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing collection and then glued a stripe of ribbon and the banner over the top. I used promarkers to colour the Make It Crafty die cut happy and glued the two layers together. I cut a section from a Happy Birthday clear sticker from Kaisercraft and added this to the ribbon.. Finally I added a row of gems across the top and a few scattered around the image.

I used these promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin -  Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Baby Pink cheeks and Powder Blue eyes.
Hair & mop - Chestnut, Raw Sienna, Caramel & Cinnamon.
Bucket, Apron & shoes - Blue greys
Gloves -Lemon, Canary & Summer Sun
Skirt - Fresh Bloom, Tropical Orchid, Wild Cranberry & Maroon.
Top - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Carmine
Bucket head & cloth -  Vanilla, Champagne & Linen

Thanks for stopping by... forget the spring clean... just go an play with your crafty stash and claim you are "sorting" it!!
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Me, Dr Digi & Making Cards Magazine.

Well.... who has seen it?? My first time in a printed magazine Making Cards! I was so excited to see the projects in print that I did for Dr Digi's House of Stamps.  (It's been a hard kept secret!) But here it is.... And to top it off - one of my cards is on the front cover!! There is also a great post over on the Dr Digi Facebook page....

I'm not going to go into detail of the recipes as I feel like this is covered by the magazine but I do want to show these fabulous images that I got to play with in a bit closer detail! Plus there is a 50% Discount code in the magazine for these images.

So here is Angling Andy -}

And the fabulous Aubery Bumblethope

And last but definitely not least - the wonderful Weekend Walter

I hope you enjoy seeing these pics and will use them as inspiration to get these images and create your own cards which we would love to see over at Dr Digi's facebook page.

We also have  a competition running at the Facebook page... you just need to like the page  and share the pinned post to be in with a chance to win some great digis of your choice!

Thanks for reading my self-indulgent post!!!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Animal Magic. I have used this fab image called Teamwork.

I printed my image and coloured it in with Promarkers before I die cut the edge with a My Favourite Things scalloped stitched edge die. To the side of this I cut a piece of striped grey paper from My Minds eye Necessity pad. I mounted it all onto Green satin card - you can't tell from this pic but it is even all the way around (My issue with balance would not allow it to be otherwise!!) But because I have raised the coloured image panel up using 3d foam - it is hidden a little! I tied neutral  twine around the entire panel before I glued it down. I then added some Heart from Wycinanka which I coloured using Promakers. I also did this on the "Believe" which is from Make it Crafty. I have to say I am a little bit obsessed with these double layered words!! Finally I added a little flag of green ribbon and a little Wooden embellishment from My Minds Eye.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Tree - Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Walnut & Henna.
Grass - Leaf Green, Grass,  Emerald, Lush Green & Forest.
Pandas - Black & Blue Greys with Cocktail Pink ears & feet.
Bamboo - Linen & Forest Green.
Hearts - Red & Carmine.
Believe - Leaf Green, Grass & Emerald with Blue Grey 5 as base layer.
Finally I edged the entire image with Powder Blue which I then blended in to give a soft finish.

I would love to see all your makes with Animals included entered into the challenge.... Just look at the value of what you could win! Thats a fantastic prize and there are so many great images to choose from!!

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 27 February 2017

Stacey & Barrys Wedding.

I have been sorting through my photos and found this card that I forgot to show you. I made this for my Friend Stacey who had a beautiful wedding in Sandbanks, Poole which we had the pleasure of attending.
Stacey and I have been friends for years and her new hubby Barry is just lovely! Stacey loves pink so I was certain the wedding would have a pink theme and made them this card (There wasn't actually any pink to be seen  - it was a lovely cream and neutral colour scheme.)
The image is from Stamping Bella and is called Uptown Couple Brett & Brenda get married and it is my "go to " image for weddings.


To make this card I covered the base card in a paper I have had for ages from KI Memories Soul Mates. I stamped the image and then trimmed the panel down to cut around her leg and dress. I added some lovely lace to the side and tied some thin pink sparkly twine around the edge. I spelt out the names using gold letters I got from Hobbycraft and added some diamond stickles to her dress for extra sparkle. I used Doodlebug numbers to add the wedding date and used gems to add detail.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Dress - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink, Cocktail & Magenta
Hair - Vanilla, Buttercup, Pineapple crush & sleigh bells.
Bouquet - Pear green & Moss green
Suit - Warm greys
His Hair - Caramel, Raw Sienna, Chestnut & Warm grey.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out and it is just perfect for Stacey!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my post -
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 26 February 2017

St Davids Day with a Dragon.

Morning - I have made this card for the Welshies in my life. Wed 1st March is St Davids Day and what image would be better than a big red Welsh Dragon. This is an image called BBQ Dragon from Dr Digi,
Now don't be confusing this with me supporting the Welsh rugby team - I definitely do not!! (Come on England!) But my Godchildren live in Wales and try to teach me Welsh words but I've not picked up many that are useful!

I wanted to keep it white and green across the background so at to represent the Welsh Flag. I due cut the green patterned paper from American crafts Colour of memories collection using a MFT stitched edge boarder. The white paper is Swiss Dot from Bazzill and I also used this to die cut the clouds.
I mounted both pieces onto red mirri card and tied red twine around the - securing with a bow and then a little wooden die cut heard from Wycinanka. I used yellow and orange peel stickles on the flames to make them sparkle, along with silver pen on the spear. Finally I added three little yellow resin flowers that were the closest thing I had to Daffodils in my stash!!

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Dragon - Red, Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy.
Flames - Summer Sun, Sunflower, Gold & Bright Orange.
Chicken - Tan, Raw Sienna & Cinnamon.

There is some big news coming later this week so stay tuned for that!! I know - I'm teasing you!
Have a lovely Sunday,
Liz (:(|)x

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