Sunday, 15 July 2018

You brighten up my Day

The new challenge has just started over at All Dressed Up - Pop over and see all the DT design team cards.
I've used an image called Play Days and she is so lovely!

Monday, 9 July 2018

Summertime at All Dressed Up

Hello - did you all see the freebie available as part of the 20 days of giveaways at Kit & Clowder? If you follow the instructions here -}
you can get this image called Summertime. Make sure you share your creations with her here and why not enter the challenge at the All Dressed Up Blog for more chances to get win some of the gorgeous ADU images.

 I hope the sun continues to give us a lovely warm summertime for a few more days yet!!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Hole in one Hal

Firstly ... I know ... I should have done a football card (Well Done England!!) but honestly its been a bit crazy busy here with house reno's and work etc so I am showing you the last card I did for the magazine a while back. I've kept it in reserve for this very reason... This is Hole in one Hal and he is such a fun image to colour.
So I have a question for your crafty folk... do you make your cards from start to finish in one go or in stages... I have loads of images coloured as thats the bit I love doing but then I need inspiration for how to make then in to a card. I should do the whole thing as I go along right? So be interested to know what your creative process is... if you have one!

Hole in one Hal was coloured using copics and papers are from My Minds Eye and Doodlebug. The greeting is from Make it Crafty and an embossing folder was used to make the golf ball effect pattern in the background.

I hope you like him and take a look at all the wonderful images at Dr Digi.
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Have a tweet birthday

Hello -So did you watch the football ? Have you had a great afternoon?
We have the first showcase of our new images over at All Dressed up to make the afternoon even better!! You can see all the new images and gorgeous dt creations over at the All dressed up blog

This image is called Summer Bird and I teamed him with a greeting from My Favourite things stamp set.

Hope you like this latest creation and all the new images - I love them all!!

Have a great evening and weekend
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Hot Videogame Vince.

Morning - I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather ... I admit I love the heat and Sunshine but also the shade. I wonder how many people have been sitting around in the house in the evening with just there pants and underwear just like Videogame Vince - although I think his atire is more due to laziness than weather. I doubt he has even opened his curtains to see the daylight!

The image is from Dr digi and I coloured him with Copic pens but used Prismacolour pencils on the chair. I die cut the image using My Favourite things dies and also the patterned papers which hold the fold open. I added some emanel dots and a greeting from Craftworks card to finish off the card and did it all on a manly Kraft card base!

I hope you like him and have a lovely Sunday - however you choose to spent it!
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 29 June 2018

Fly Elf

So clearly I was busy on Wed as I didnt realise these new challenge cards hadn't launched! I hope you dont mind being bombarded with then now!
I made this card for the new challenge at I love Promarkers and the sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. I have used an image called Fly Elf 

The theme is to use 3 different embellishments so I have used Ribbon, emanel dots and a wooden cutout.


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Dance dance dance (TPS)

Hello -  I some how managed to forget to schedule this post - Im so sorry!
We had a new challenge go live at The Paper shelter on Wednesday and the theme is Digital. I used an image called Shes a Maniac and used a digital background that I printed and cut out before adding the DANCE banners 

I hope you like her and will join in the challenge for a chance to win loads of digis of your choice!
Thanks for stopping by,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Happy Fathers day

Happy Fathers Day!
Good Afternoon (Only just missed Morning!) I have been busy this morning packing jars and glasses into boxes from the Kitchen in preparation for losing my kitchen shortly when the extension gets knocked through... dreading it!! But I do still have my craft room (for now at least...) So as its Fathers Day - here is the card I've made for my Dad using Worlds Best Dad from Dr Digi. And he does love his tea - as do I. In fact its been at least 30 mins since my last cuppa so I better go and get the kettle on! 

I used a kraft base and covered it with patterend paper from American Crafts Amy Tangerine cut and paste paper pad. I coloured Dad with copics and stuck him down with 3d foam. I then added some scattered around.I hope you like him - he's no too fussy and fairly simple - Perfect for my Dad Ha!!
Have a lovely day, 
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 15 June 2018

Golden Wedding Anniversary - ADU

Hello -  We have a new challenge starting today at All Dressed Up and as always its an Anything Goes theme as long as you use an ADU image.
Now I have used this image called Happy 50TH to make an Anniversary card for my Parents as it was there Golden wedding anniversary on the 8TH June. To celebrate they hired a house in the Peak District for a week and we all went along for a few nights. We did lots of walking and eating and we were really lucky as the weather was lovely the whole time so we were able to get the dogs tired out! 

I mounted the image onto Gold card and used a Sharpie to  colour the greeting. I coloured the flowers with copics and added some gold gems. I also coloured some peels off gold to add the wedding anniversary. 

This next photo shows the dimension with the Butterflies a bit better.The butterflies are from the poundshop and I added a little gold pen detail.

I hope you will all join in the new challenge and share your All Dressed Up creations.
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hey There Lil' Cowboy (TPS)

Morning - this weeks new challenge at The Paper Shelter 
is just beginning and the theme is ribbons and buttons. Ive used an image called Lil' Cowboy 
and he was real fun to  colour. I hope you don't mind me using Die Cut buttons but these little stars just seemed to match the image and the demin, wood and Gingham. 

I used Copics to colour the image and the stamp is from a Paper Smooches set.
I hope you will all join in the challenge and show us your fab creations!

Liz (:(|)x

Going on a bug Hunt

Morning - Today there is a new challenge starting at I Love Promarkers and theme is "BOYS CARDS" The sponsor is Bugaboo digital stamps and I have used  Knobbly knees - Boy bugs.

I coloured the image with Promarkers - picking out the colours from the bug background paper which is from Bella Blvd Bug Explorer paper collections
I cut some jars out from the same range of paper and covered these with glaze so they look like glass. This is definately a card for a Bug Hunter!

I hope you like this card and will play along with the challenge
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 11 June 2018

Dads Donuts

I've just got back from a lovely few days in the Peak District - we did lots of walking, eating and drinking but there was hardly any wifi so here I am with my post - a little later than usual!
I've used Caffeinated Craig to make a Fathers Day card (Which is next you need to get your images soon!)

Right I've got to go get ready as I'm off to a concert tonight in the Forest and need to get my picnic organised (I say picnic... I mean crisps and wine!!) Enjoy the rest of your day,
Liz (:(|)x

All dressed up June New Release

Hello -
Im sorry I am late in posting these cards here on my blog as they have been live on the All Dressed Up Challenge blog since the 7th as thats the day when we first showcase the gorgeous new images.

This first new image I got to play with is Lets Fly a Kite 
and I teamed her up with a Mft Hugs die and the cloud stitched boarder die. The papers are both from Doodlebug and I coloured her with Copics, 

The second image I used was Sight seeing in Paris and I wanted it to look like a polaroid picture in a frame so I used aMFT die and used Doodlebug gold arrows to add corners. I also added some Paris skyline washi tape. I added a Eiffel tower embellishment which I coloured with gold pen and I used a greeting from Pebbles with Happy Birthday in gold.

Pop over to the challenge blog and the facebook page to see the other new images and what the amazing  DT have created with them.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Hen Do!

Morning  - I was at my Sister-in-laws Hen party last week and so I coloured this image up, which is called Bachelorette Babs. It just shows Dr Digi has an image for every occasion
I kept the card fairly simple and covered a base card with My Favourite things Black & white basic stripes and two stripes of Washi tape.
I added a few gems and some hearts and lips from some stickers I got on sale at Paperchase.
I used florescent pink copic to colour the image along with grey copics.

Right thats all from me for now... make sure you visit the website to see all the latest image and there are many perfect ones for your Fathers Day cards!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

I must have Flowers

Morning - There is a new challenge starting at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Flowers. I have used this image called The Florist with a greeting from Dear Lizzy that says I must have flowers.
I recently had a big birthday and got lots of lovely flowers from friends. My favourite flowers are peonies and anmeonies.
I used paper from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Stay colourful collection and I used both sides of the sheet. I covered the join with lace and mounted everything on lilac satin board. I used flowers from The Ribbon Girl to make a bouquet and tied a small bow around it.

 I coloured the image with Copics and die cut the image with a My Favourite Things Square die.

I hope you like this card and will join in the with challenge at The Paper Shelter.
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Love Bubbles at I love promarkers

Morning - The new challenge #360 is starting at I Love Promarkers in Anything goes with added challenge of Circles. The sponsor is The Paper Shelter and I have used an image called Love bubbles

 I die cut the image and coloured it with promarkers. I used the blender pen to make a watery background. I die cut the leaves to look like seaweed and star fish. I also added lots of Circule Bubble gems. 

I hope you like what I have done and join in the our challenge this week-
Thanks for stopping by, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Melvin the mod

Morning All - Today I am sharing with you a card I made for Making Cards magazine using Melvin the Mod  from Dr Digi.
I had a big birthday this last week and the various celebrations have gone on all week so all my good intentions of having a brand new creation for you have gone a little wayward!!

Ingredients –
Paper – My Favourite things – Black & White basics
Lawn Fawn Large stitched circle dies.
American Crafts Thickers Letters
Craftworks card greeting panel.
Orange stickles
Silver & White pen
Blue, white & Red card / paper.

     I made a square card blank into a round base card by trimming off the corners. I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut the circles of different colour papers and glue onto the base card and covered the bottom section of the card with black and white patterned paper.
    I used these Promarkers for skin - Skin – Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
   And these Copics  -
Tyres & Shoes - C7, C5, C3 & Black
Jeans – B93, B95 & B97
Jacket – YG63, G85 & YG67
Bike – B000, B00 & BG01
Light – Y17, YR04 &YR07
     I Cut around Melvin and put 3D foam on the rear and place him on the base card off centre. I     added some details to metal of the bike with a silver pen and some highlights with a white pen and used some stickles to make the headlight shine.
     I used Amercian thickers to add the letter stickers to spell out a greeting and  mounted the greeting panel from Craftworks card onto black so it stands out, cut around and stick to your finished card with 3D Foam.

I  I hope you like my card and will join me back here on Wednesday when I have new cards to show you from The Paper Shelter.
   Liz (:(|)x


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Have A ball

 Morning  -  I made this card for my Brother in Laws birthday - They have three dogs so anything pooch themed is always good for him! This image is from Dr Digi and is called Graham and Grendel. 

I used paper and the greeting from Doodlebug Puppy Love collection and covered the card base. I used a stencil to act as an embossing folder for the paw prints which I then die cut with a  My Favourite things double stitched oval die.
I used Copics to colour the image.

Right thats all from me for today... I off out with the Girls for an early birthday lunch and cocktails ..
I will soon be 40!!! I really don't know where the last decade went!!
Have a lovely day,.
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Relax Barnaby Bee

Morning - there is a new challenge starting this morning at I Love Promarkers and the theme is Anything goes. The sponsor is Digital Delights and I have used Relax Barnaby

 I used Promarkers to colour the image and cut him out with My Favourite things die. The greeting is a stamp from Mama Elephant.
I hope you like him- he defo looks relaxed!
Liz (:(|)x

The Beautiful Aerialist

Morning - There is a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is pearl and lace - What a great challenge theme! I have used an image called The Beautiful Aerialist 

I loved colouring this image and it reminded me of the Greatest Showman that I have recently seen. I coloured the image with Copics and die cut the image. I attached lace all around the edges covered the back with black & white striped card from My Favourite things. 
I hope you like this card - Im pleased with how this has turned out. 
All for now, Have a nice day
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Spring walks

Hello -  We have a new challenge at All Dressed Up starting today.
For my challenge this month I have used Spring Walks

I was asked to make this one for a friends daughters 18th which is such an honour. 
Hope to see you all joining in the challenge, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Onesie Wynona

Morning - Ive been paper piecing again with animal print paper and this fab image from Dr Digi called Onesie Wynona
She is my Ode to Eurovision as she sings her little heart out. I admit I love Eurovision - It makes me laugh and it is definitely my guilty pleasure!!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday - Im working... BOO!! but it does mean when all normal people are heading to work on a Monday morning - I get a lie in!!
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 7 May 2018

May New release images at All Dressed Up

Afternoon on this sunny Bank Holiday (a phrase that is not heard often enough!!)
And to make this day even better - there is a new release of four images at All Dressed Up and they are perfect for Fathers Day and for the schools breaking up for summer which is not that far away!!
I got to play with Daddys Day. Love this cute little bear. You can see all the new images here at the blog and you can see the inspiration from others on the Design Team. 

The papers are from Echo Park and cut with a Mama Elephant moutain die. I added the matching Enamel shapes from Doodlebug and fussy cut around the image which I had coloured using Copics. I added a thin black boarded with a fineliner pen just the frame the image.
I hope you like it and will continue to enter your cards into the ADU challenge.

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

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Pierre the postie

Morning - Im back with Pierre the Postie,
I thought he went perfectly with the paper and these little envelopes where you could put a secret little message! 
These little envelopes would also be easy to make yourselves from brown paper.

I used a die to try and make a stamp shape image which the image was printed on to. I coloured him using Copics and added some twine which is from Papermania the same as the background paper.

Just a quick one from me today - lots to do!
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and bank holiday.
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Lovely Donkeys

Good Morning- The new challenge starting today over at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Love is in the Air. I have used an image called Always Together.   So I reckon one is a Donkey and one a Unicorn??

I cover the base with doodlebug paper which was mounted on to Satin card. I also used the satin card to die cut the Heart with a Spellbinders die and also the Love Ya die from Lawn Fawn. I added some co-ordinated Enamel dots and used  little white pen to highlight bits of the image
I used these copics to colour the gorgeous creatures...
Donkey -  Y06, Y08, Y19 & YR16, RV23, RV06, R35 & R29
Unicorn - B000, B00, BG01, B23, B66 & YG11 & YG03.

I hope you think they are lovely too!!
All for now, back soon,
Liz (:(|)x


I love promarkers has a new challenge starting today and the theme is CAS - Clean and simple and the sponsor is Dr Digi. I have used an image called Cuddly Critter Cow.

The background paper is from Barnyard collection at Bella Blvd and I used a stamp greeting from My Favourite things. I die cut some grass and couldn't resist adding a few pink enamel dots.
But as its a CAS theme - I stopped there!!
I used promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the cuddly critter.

I hope you will join our challenge which is going to be a Anything Goes theme with an optional twist from now on so easier to join in.

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

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Life is good.

Sooo I obviously coloured this image when it was still sunny!! You know that whole weekend we had...??!
This is using Tiki Tim from Dr Digi and papers from Doodlebug Fun in the Sun collection. I coloured Tim with Copics and used more tanned skin tones whilst adding white dots to his shirt using a Posca pen. I also mounted the panel on green satin card. 

Hopefully Tim will bring us more sunshine - especially as we have started the rennovations on our house - Not sure how I'll cope if it gets colder!!

All for now,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Dunderton Decorators Ltd

Hello -  today I am sharing with you one of the cards I made for Making Cards Magazine. Im cheating a bit as I haven't made a card this week as we have been sorting out and emptying the house as we have major renovations starting on Monday. Its been a long weekend already!!!
So this card uses Dunderton Decorators Ltd and I am dreaming of the day when we are at the point of being able to decorate!!

Paper – My Favourite things – Bundles of Blossom
Hobbycraft Letters
Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords stamps
My Favourite things Distressed pattern stamps
Yellow ink
Yellow stickles
Silver & White pen

        Cut two stripes of patterned paper the same width and glue to the card base leaving the top corner free to curl over like peeling wallpaper.
     Ink the Distress pattern stamp of any brush effect and paint splodges and stamp onto the base card. You could do this by flicking ink also.
    Print the Digi image of Dundertons Decorators on to Super Smooth card.
4  Colour the image using your preferred colouring medium. This card has used the following Promarkers for skin - Skin – Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
And Copics –
Overalls – C0, C1 & C2
Moustache – C7, C5 & C3
Roller – E000 & E51
Paint – Y15, Y35 &Y17
Shirt – B000 & B29
Roller handle – B24 & 29
Boots – Black 100, C7, C5 & C3
     Stamp the greeting in the top left corner
Add the letters to spell out what ever word you chose in the opposite corner to balance the card.
Add White and silver pen to add detail to the image.
Use yellow stickles to make the paint seem wet.

So all from me for now.... off to empty and pack up another room!
Ebay is getting some bargains on me this week!
Liz (:(|)x