Sunday, 23 August 2015

Old enough to know better...

This is Svetlana & Cyril...from Dr Digi - aren't they fab. I love Cyril's face and how pleased he is with himself for having such a blessed Nurse! And don't be fooled by him - he knows exactly what he is doing hiring Svetlana to care for him in his old age! The greeting is from Birthday Sentiments 1.  

I've left the image and greeting to take centre stage but I'll have to think carefully about who I'd give this card too... wouldn't want to offend! The paper is from October Afternoon pack called Woodland Park. I used a little glaze on Cyril's glasses and also some silver pen on his wheelchair. I mounted the image onto blue Bazzill basics and attached with 3d foam. Finally I added a few homemade enamel dots.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.
Svetlana's hair - Primrose, soft lime & lemon.
Lips - Cerise & Hot pink.
Dress - Tea Green for shadow.
Cyrils jacket - Soft Khaki & Khaki
Top - Linen & Warm grey 2
Trousers - Midnight blue, Indigo blue & Navy Blue.
Wheels, shoes & Hair - Warm greys.
Wheelchair - Ice greys
Cushion - Cardinal red & Burgundy.

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

That Craft Place - Blue. 
Patties creations - ATG
Simple Papercrafts - ATG
Sassy Studio designs - For the boys. 
Sugar & Betty - ATG
CCC Digi creation - ATG 

Have a great week folks,
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Half Pint Heroines Balloon

I forgot to blog this card... been a hectic week at work and think I've just crashed out when I've got in so not really done much blogging recently but now I'm on catch up... And I've got a lovely new laptop to play with! (Although its taking some getting used too!)

I made this card for the Balloon theme challenge over at I love promarkers 
I've had these stamps for a while but forget I have them and they are really versatile. This is from a collection from Waltzing Mouse Stamps - Half Pint Heroines.  

The papers are from My Favourite things and they are currently ... my favourite! The pad is called Dots and stripes Sorbet. The greeting is from Pebbles and all the flowers are from Prima flowers and from my huge stash.
(Which reminds me I've just bought a trouser hanger to put my ribbon reels on... I'll post a picture if it works??!)
The gems are Jade from Papermania and I used a punch which rounds the corners and did this on the black mount card also.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers -
Skin - Soft peach, Blush & Antique white.
Balloon - Cerise, Frosted Pink & Lobster & Soft Lime, Tulip & Sunflower.
Hair & Basket - Apricot, Nutmeg, Raw sienna & Cocoa.
Bags - Oasis & Turqoise. 
Powder blue for the outline and background.

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Layout  
Through the purple haze - Flowers.  
A gem of a challenge - One for the girls. 

Right folks - all from me. Time for bed  - Up early again in the morning. (ie 5.30am! boo!)
Take care,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Professor Dummkopf.

 Morning - Its Wednesday so it's time for a new challenge at I love Promarkers and this week is an ANYTHING GOES theme... So no excuses for not playing along!

The sponsor is Dr Digi and I used this image called Professor Dummkopf .

I had these papers from My Minds Eye called Cut and Paste "Flair" and I thought they would go perfectly with the Glasses theme. I used a wooden embellishement for a pair for glasses that I stuck some goggly eyes into the lenses. The letters are from Hobbycraft and I just cut the coordinating paper into a banner shape and added a ribbon bow.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the Professor -
Skin -  Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice. 
Shoes & Hair - Warm Greys
Trousers - Khaki & Soft Khaki.
Jumper - Crimson & Burgandy.
Clipboard - Sandstone, Cinamon & Cocoa. I also used some silver pen on the top clip. 
Jacket -  Icicle to shadow coat.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 
Digi Choosday - For the Men.

Enjoy the rest of your day... I have a new laptop so I am playing catch up - apologies for bombarding you with posts!!
Take Care,
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Beach Bum Bob

Sorry I'm late with this post - Its been up on the Dr Digi page since Sunday but I had a crazy morning... This is what I wrote  -

Morning All - Wow I would love to be relaxing somewhere with a cocktail right now... Really rubbish morning so far! I've been working late so was trying to get this post up for your this morning as soon as I woke but my laptop has decided to die on me! Ever tried to do a blog post via an ipad??

Anyway to cut a long story short.... I'm now rushing!! But hopefully you will be able to see the Fabulous Beach Bum Bob below.... I am so very ready for a holiday by the sea in some tropical paradise...

Our Bob still has his party shirt on despite the fact hes stranded... nothing will get him down!
Check him and his mates out over at the shop at Dr Digi

I used 3 different papers from Kaisercraft Say Aloha collection and cut around the flowers from one sheet to create the front, which I raised slightly with 3D foam. Even the greeting is from the paper pack. I love using packs which have everything all co-ordinating! The flamingo paper clip is from Tesco! 

I coloured Bob using Promarkers and Flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Shorts - Soft Khaki & Khaki.
Hair - Warm grey 2 & 4
Bag & Hat -  Saffron & Raw Sienna.
Shirt - Baby pink, Cerise & Magenta.
Coconut - Henna & Saddle Brown.
I edged around Bob with Powder blue to make him standout a bit.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Heart 2 Heart - Good day Sunshine.
Digi Choosday - For the Men.
Crafty Boots - Fair & Square. 

Have a great week people and fingers crossed the sun currently coming though my windows stays with us long enough to get our cocktails like Bob!
Liz (:(|)x

Gemma's Birthday

I love this stamp called  Uptown Bentley gets blown away from Stamping Bella.
I made this card for the Boyfs cousin Gemma. I went with all bright summery warm colours to celebrate her birthday.

I love these colours together. Yellow is def my favourite at the mo - Maybe its the summer vibe and the memory of sunshine (Haven't had much of the real thing!)
The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and I have this twill in every colour. I love it - I think the width if perfect to make it a feature on the card.
I cut  circle from Echo park paper called Blue Sky using a Fiskars circle cutter. I covered the square card in two different patterned papers from My Favourite things Dots and stripes paper called Sherbet. The Greeting is from Pebbles and the letters spelling out Gemma are from Doodlebug. The gem swirls are from Hobbycraft. I added glaze to the middle balloon and then sprinkled some Cosmic Shimmer it before it set. I attached the image using 3D foam.
I used these Promarkers / flexmarkers on this card -
Skin - Soft peach, Blush & Antique white.
Hair - Sleigh Bells, Mustard, Pineapple crush, Buttercup
Dress - Soft Lime, Primrose, Lemon, Canary & Sunflower.
Trim & Shoes - Baby pink , Cerise, Frosted pink, Pink Lobster & Maroon
Balloons - Pinks & Yellow as above. Bright Orange & Mango.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

Crafty Cardmakers - Warm Summer Colours.
Craft-dee Bowz - Handmade bow.
Crafty Boots - Fair & Square. 
Pile it On - Bright colours. 
The Ribbon Girl - Colour Pink 
Allsorts - Favourite Colour

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out - Hope you like her too.
Liz (:(|)x 

Sunday, 9 August 2015

U Shine.

Hello World. I am actually at work whilst your reading this. Clever technology isn't it! Speaking of technology - I love this Lightbulb image from Dr Digi. And guess what... IT IS FREE!!! RESULT!

You could use this image for so many occassions - New Home, Passing exams, Valentines or any celebration.

I really wanted the colours to jump off the page so I used a matt black background. Its a great way to use up scraps of paper. And being a Digi image - you can print it to whatever size you need. The big bulb I printed onto Mirri card first and stuck with 3D foam to make it stand out a little more. The smaller bulbs I used silver pen rather than Mirri and glued them to the base. I used a white pen to add the edges, the light cords and also to give the bulb a shine.

I added some Doodlebug letters to say "U SHINE" and finished it off with some co-ordinating twine.

Make sure you take a look at the other images in the Dr Digi shop - All the Bits and bobs are great additions to your crafty collection.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
ABC Challenge - O is for Open (ATG)
Cards in Envy - A2 Birthday.
Hiding in my craft room - Super Scraps.
Speedy fox - Use Twine.

Liz  (:(|)x

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Dragons in the Garden.

Here is my latest DT Card for the I love Promarkers challenge #281 - The theme this week is "In the Garden" and it is sponsored by Letraset. You can win a pack of Promarkers - if your creations is chosen by the random number generator.
I bet loads of you out there are making lovely Summer garden based cards - Get them entered and resist the Christmas in July!!!

This image is from Tiddly Inks and is called Hello Pet.
I used a DL card as the image was just the right shape. I mounted it onto matt black card and drew around the edge using a Letraset 0.2 fine marker pen in black.
I used a little blue chalk to take the white from the sky and I also used Clear Wink of Stella on the Dragons wings and the lollipop flowers - but neither shows up here very well! I attached three homemade enamel dots made from Perle beads in shades of blue and green. 

I used the following Promarkers & Flexmarkers -
Dragons - Pale Citrus, Bright Green, Emerald, Turquoise & Sea Green
Horns - Sky, Azure & True Blue.
Lollipop flowers - Sunflower, Mandarin & Hot Pink. 
Grass -Pale Citrus & Grass green.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Aurora Wings -  anything with wings
Colouring in Scrapland - Things with Wings.
Always something special - CAS
A Gem of a challenge - Animals

I have my fingers crossed for sunshine very soon!
Have a good week
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Salon Deirdery

Morning All - It's Sunday Morning and time for me to post my latest card featuring Salon Deirdery from Dr Digi. I love her attitude!

I printed the digi image quite big and allowed Our Deirdery and her furry companion to take centre stage. Obviously she had gone to get her purple rinse so I stuck with the purple colour scheme!

I used a Spellbinders nestability to cut around the image and layered it onto Doodlebug Glitter card stock. I used some two tone ribbon glued to the top and used the reverse to make the bow. I added a couple of gems in coordinating colours and added the colour panel using 3d foam. I added a little glaze to the dryers to give a glass effect.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice.
Hair - Blue pearl & Bluebell
Chair - Aniseed, Lime Zest & Pear green. Legs & arms - Ice Grey 5, 3 & 1
Dress - Pale Blossom, Baby pink & Carmine.
Dog - Vanilla, Saffron, Raw sienna & Cocoa. Poppy on his collar.
Cushion - Burgandy, Cardinal red & Lipstick Red.
Dryer & plug - Blue grey 1 & 2 
Icicle to give shadows.
I also used a little silver pen to add some glaze to the metal elements.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Brown Sugar - Animals
Crafts 4 Eternity - ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack - ATG
That's crafty - Purple Passion.
Crafting by design - ATG.
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Digi Choosday - Animals

All from me for the time being - see you again on Wed when it will be time for another I love promakers challenge.

Liz (:(|)x