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!!

http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/ 

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 -} alldressedupchallenges.blogspot.co.uk

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

Enchantress

 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