Sunday, 31 July 2016

Relax in the Sun!

Morning -  Its Dr Digi time! We have had a little sun yesterday so we've been busy in the garden. Hopeful it may be nice today so I can lounge like our Deirdery is doing with her jug of cocktail.  Just click on her name to be taken to the digital image at the shop.

I used paper from Doodlebug Fun in the sun collection and also Doodlebug letters on the Banner. The banner is a die-namics die cut from My Favourite things dots & stripes Sorbet collection. I stuck Deirdery and the banner on with 3d foam for some definition.
I mounted the panel on blue bazzill and added a little Cinnamon stickles to the coconuts and Turquoise stickles to the wave. Finally I added glaze to Deirdrey's glasses, drink and jug to give them a glass effect.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral, spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair  -Cool grey 1, 2 & 4
Swimsuit - Cerise, Shocking Pink & Vermillion. White spots.
Glass - Cool Aqua
Lounger -  Caramel, Cinnamon, Chestnut & Cocoa.
Towel & Umbrella - Lemon & Canary
Cocktail & Umbrella - Orange & Bright orange.

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

I hope you get chance to relax today - that's what Sunday's are all about!
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 29 July 2016

All Dressed Up 3000th...

Its time to celebrate the All Dressed Up Facebook group having 3000 followers! Wow how huge is that!! And I know why so many of you love these image the same as I do! Wendys images are just ace and a pleasure to colour. I feel very privaledged to be part of the design team. So here is the card I have created with the special image drawn by Wendy for this special milestone... The image is called.... and you can get it by clicking on the name.

The patterned panel of paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid which is one of my favourites right now as its so bright and zingy! I used the stitched embossing folder from The Range on my pale blue card and I used a think strip of green bazzil to edge between the two. I used the Lawn fawn stitched edge die and also Lawn Fawn Big Scripty words stamps and matching die for the greeting. I used a small blue bow from Maggie Holmes and below that I used silicone to glue the Cocktail glass charm which I filled with Icicle stickles. Finally I added a few extra sparkles with the yellow gems dotted around.

I used these promarkers & Flexmarkers to colour the Girls -
Skin -  Antique white, Blush, soft peach, coral and Spice.With Baby pink cheeks.
Hair - Cool greys 1, 2, 3 & 5
Top - Soft Lime, Lime Zest & Pear Green.
Hair Bow - Powder Blue & Sky Blue.
Skirt - Soft Lime, Canary & Gold
Hair - Pastel Pink, Baby Pink & Carmine.

If your not in the facebook group yet - just send a friend request and you to can be sharing in the inspiration & support all the members give.
Thanks for stopping by,
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Christmas in July with Holly

There is a new challenge at I Love Promarkers and the theme is Christmas in July. I have used this lovely image called Holly from Wee Stamps.

I have used Patterned paper from Websters Pages Gingerbread collection and the wood effect is from My Minds Eye Necessities. I cut around the image using a spellbinders nestibities die and used a lawn fawn stitched Hillside edge die. I can't remember the make of the pine cone dies - Sorry!!! I mounted everything on brown bazzill card rather than black so it all tied together. I added a few pearl gems and used diamond stickles on the image for the snow.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual combo!
Hair - Nutmeg, Umber, Henna & Walnut.
Jumper & earmuffs - Pink Mittens, Cocktail Pink & Antique Pink.
Scarf - Green shoots, Grass, Forest green, Lush Green.
Wings - Aquamarine.
Stirpes - Red, Lipstick red & Chilli Red with a little burgundy on the berries.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Fab N Funky - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Mod Squad - Christmas in July
Holly Jolly Christmas - Sparkle
Passion for promarkers - Christmas in July.
Pinspirational - Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room - Christmas in July.

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you join in the challenge.
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Anything goes theme at The Paper Shelter.

Morning - Its time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and this one will run for two weeks - a little longer than normal to let us have a little holiday. And to make it even more appealing the theme is "ANYTHING GOES". And remember your card doesn't even have to be made with a Paper Shelter Image - How amazing is that!! SO no reasons not to join in!!

I have used  Pineapple and just had to use this Pineapple paper which is from Carta Bella Beach Days to match her cool top! The stripped paper is the reverse side of the same paper! I die cut around the image using a My Favourite things Inside outside stitched square die and mounted this on black. I stamped the greeting from ..... and mounted this on blue card. I added a Sunglasses paperclip to embellish the card. I used Wink of Stella White over the water to give it a little sparkle.

 I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image in -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hat -  Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Mustard & Sleigh Bells.
Sky - Pastel Blue.
Top - Pastel Green, Soft Green, Lush Green & Mustard.
Skirt - Warm Greys 1 - 5.
Wood - Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa & Raw Sienna.
Hair - Light Fawn, Raw Sienna & Cocoa.
Water - Aquamarine, Oasis, Frosted Jade & Island Lagoon.
Trim - Egyptian Blue, Poppy, Lime Green, Canary & Bright Orange.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge -
Patties Creations - Make a Splash
Digi Chooseday -ATG
Crafty Cardmakers - Summer

Now come on People - I wanna see your creations!!

See you all again soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Beach Bum Bob

Afternoon -
I've had a crafty block this week  -  I just lost my mojo and didn't know what to do or put what where... So I went shopping!! And got a fab new summery cheery paper pad from Carta Bella called Beach Day and instantly knew I had to use this polaroid paper with Beach Bum Bob  from Dr Digi!

I didn't use much else on this card - the polaroid is from La De Dah which I got from Hobbycraft. I used some acetate within the frame to make the image look like a photograph and finally just cut some scrap black card in to triangles to give that old fashioned photograph look. 
Finally the Happy Birthday is a a sticker from Doodlebug. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers - 
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair & beard - Warm grey 5,4, 2 & 1
Coconut - Lemon, Mustard & Sleigh Bells
Hat - Lemon, Mustard, Gold & Bright orange.
Straw & Belt - Powder Blue, Sky blue & Egyptian blue. 
Top - Lime zest, Lime Green & Pear Green
Shorts & Bag - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Background sky - Aquamarine. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 
Eclectic Ellapu -Lifes a beach

Hope you like him and maybe this post has provided you with a little inspiration... if only just to go shopping for this image!!
Liz (:(|)x

All Dressed Up Team up with Kit & Clowder.

This weekend over at Kit and Clowder there is a big celebration with lots of companies and blogs joining in. The DT at All Dressed Up have been privileged to play along with this gorgeous freebie called Fairy Swing.
Click on these links below to find out how you can get this lovely image.…/kit-clowder-…

I kept my card pretty simple and printed the image out on Kraft card and coloured her using Prismacolor pencils. I added a little purple ribbon and knotted a Butterfly charm onto it. 
I then decided to try Stampendous Frantage... should really have tried this out on a practice first to know what I was doing but no... I dived straight in and ended up blowing most of it away with the heat gun!! Finally I added a wooden word embellishment  to tie everything together. 

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

Thanks for popping by - and be quick as the celebration finish late today!! 
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Beach Boy from Tiddly Inks

Hello - Here is my card using Tiddly inks image called My Beach Boy. I loved colouring this image as it just screams being bright and cheery! I thought the image really didnt need to much extra and just to let it be centre stage!

 I cut two panels from patterned paper -  My Favourite things - Just delightful dots & stripes & Amy Tangerine Stitched meadow. I mounted both on black card and then die cut the Beach boy using a My Favourite things wonky stitched rectangle die. The Happy birthday was die cut using a Paper smooches die on blue card and finally I added a couple of co-ordinating buttons. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Satin. 
Hair -  Cinnamon, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna & Henna. 
Vest - Frosted Jade, Island Lagoon & Turquoise. Lemon & Canary
Shorts - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy.
Bucket & Spade - Sky, True Blue & Royal blue
Crab - Gold, Bright orange & orange
Dog - Warm Grey 3 & 4 
Sand - Saffron, Buttercup, Mustard & Sleigh Bells. 

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

I think the very making of this card brought out the sunshine... fingers crossed it stays for a while... and No - it is never too hot for me!! 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Marvelous Iron Dan

Morning -
Today's card for the Doctor Digi DT is using Iron Dan. I wanted to do a night scene with this image so I used a black card base which I cut into a round shape.

  The starry paper is from Pink Paisley - I die cut a circle of this using the Lawn Fawn stitched die and then layered two skyscapes from My Favourite Things from black and glittery orange card from Doodlebug. I added the letters which were from Hobbycraft to create the Marvelous pun (Get it?? Iron Man is a Marvel character... Too geeky??!) 
The greeting is from a collection of stickers from My Minds Eye Necessities and finally I added some white resis stars from Doodlebug sprinkles collection. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Iron Dan - 
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral, Spice & Baby pink. 
Boxers & Socks - Cool Greys 5 to 2
Suit - Cloud blue, Celestial blue, Azure, True Blue & Egyptian Blue. Aniseed, Lime Zest, Lime Twist, Lime Green & Pear Green. 
Instructions - Champagne & Linen. 

I would like to enter this card into these challenges - 

All for now, 
See you soon, Liz (:(|)x


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Where're we goin?

Hello -
The new challenge begins at The Paper Shelter today and the theme is Holidays. I have wanted to colour this image for a while as I think its really pretty so today you see Where're we goin . 
This is the first time I have coloured an image using Prismacolor pencils and I think I am in love with them! My thought process went a little like this.... Holiday... travel... postcards... luggage tags.... kraft...and the only thing that will colour on Kraft is Pencils. So I jumped right to it and just gave them a go. I'm very happy with the result considering I've never used them before. 

I used patterned paper from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection which I trimed the edge from a 6x6 piece and used the spare at the bottom. To cover the gap I used some lace and a strip of watercolor wash paper from My Favourite things. I used the same paper in an embossing folder to create the Postcard. I used the same lace to add detail to the tag and glued a co-ordinating resin flower to cover the join. The heart stickers and Enjoy Tag are from the same Simple storied collection. The final little detail I added was to used a Gold pen to colour the corners of the case and the buckles.

There are great prizes at The Paper Shelter challenge

I would like to enter this card into these challenges -
Crazy Challenge  - Lace
Crafting from the Heart -  ATG
Craft your passion - ATG
Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper - ATG 
Bastel-traum - Journey / Vacation
The Ribbon Girl - ATG 
A Gem of a challenge - Kraft
Creative Corner - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG

All from me for today -
Back soon,
Liz (:(|)x

7th Birthday Rainbows, Unicorns and Glitter.

Morning - Its I Love Promarkers 7th Birthday! And there is a new challenge with a theme of Glitter and Glitz - Perfect for a celebration.

The sponsor this fortnight is Fabrika Fantasy and I have used Fairy-tale Unicorn. You can use any image to enter as long as you use Promarkers to colour it in and you will be in with a chance to win 3 Digi's.

To make this card I covered the base with glittered striped paper from Decotime paper pad from The Range. I used a My Favourite things die-namics die called End of the Rainbow to cut the different colours and the cloud from Doodlebug glitter card. The Greeting is from My Favourite things stamp collection called Magical Unicorns and I mounted this on more glitter card.
I coloured the Unicorn using Promarkers and then cover it with Wink of stella in clear for all over sparkle and a touch of gold pen on the Horn.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Maine - Fresh Bloom, Blossom & Cerise.
Unicorn  - Powder Blue, Cobalt Blue & Grey Green.
Hooves - Cool grey 2 & 4
Bush - Green shoots, Grass, Pear Green, Apple & Emerald.
Flowers - Canary, Summer Sun & Bright Orange. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Ellibelle's - Creatures & Critters
Lets Create & craft - 4 legged friends. 
Crafty Calendar - Dies. 
Send a Smile for Kids - CAS 
Cut it up - Dies.
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Creative Knockout - Animal Antics.

Hope you have a great day,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Life is better in Flip Flops.

Morning - Today's Dr Digi post is featuring Surfin Santa but I have decided a Santa is for life and not just for Christmas (By the way 169 sleeps until the big day...) I am still waiting for Summer to arrive nevermind Christmas and remain hopeful that a Beach will be on the agenda at some point and not just coloured in my imagination!

I cut all the flags from Echo Park I Love Summer collection and mounted the Flip flop sticker onto Black card and mounted them on 3D before I cut the edge of the card around them. 
I used a My Favourite things wonky stitched rectangle die to cut around my image and before I glued this in place I used letters to stamp my greeting.  

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the surfing dude - 
Shorts - Oasis, Frosted Jade & Island Lagoon
Flip Flops - True Blue & Sky Blue
Sand - Vanilla, pinapple crush, Mustard and Sleigh bells. 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice. 
Hair - Ice Grey 2 & 4. 
Surf board - Lemon & Canary with Grey shadow. 
Edged in Powder blue.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Paper creators - Just for men.
Julia Spiri - Beach / sea
Daring Cardmakers - Summer Party
Kitty Bee - Summer Fun
Crafting with Dragonflies - Summer Fun

Have a great day,
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 8 July 2016

Need a personalised Teacher Card?

Hi All - I'm currently making a few cards for Thank you's as its nearly the end of term. These can be personalised with names for the favourite teacher too. This one uses a stamp from Stamping Bella Uptown girl range called Tessie the Teacher.

I covered the card base with paper from Simple Stories Snap collection and then added a strip of the books which is from Echo Park Teachers pet collection. I die cut a panel from Blackboard paper from My Minds Eye All things chalk 6x6 paper pad using a My Favourite things wonky stitched die. I used versamark to stamp the greeting and then heat embossed it with white powder from Papermania. 
I used a little strip of Doodlebug washi tape and finally added the paper clip around which I tied a little ribbon.  I cut around the image and used 3d foam to attach it to the card after I added a little glaze to her glasses and the cup. 

I used these promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour Tessie - 
Skin -  Spice, Coral, Soft peach, Blush & Antique White. Cerise pink cheeks. 
Globe - Cloud blue, Sky blue & Azure. Meadow green, Grass & Emerald. 
Desk - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Cocoa
Skirt - Ice greys and black top. 
Apple & Book - Red, Poppy & Burgandy
Cardy - Soft Lime, Lemon & Canary with Orange and gold pockets.
Cup - Cerise & Cocktail pink
Books & Paper  - Champagne. 
Hair - Walnut, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa & Terracotta

Just drop me a note - here or on facebook -  if you would like any personalised card - not just teachers.
Li z(:(|)x

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Exciting news at the Monkey Hut...

Morning - Today's post is to tell you my very exciting news... You can now buy my Cards from a real shop! EEEKKK!! 

A lovely lady called Rebecca is now selling a hand picked selection of my cards in her equally lovely Cafe. The cafe is called Flipside Cafe and Cakery and is part of the Aberuchaf Craft Centre in Abersoch, North Wales - A place that holds many happy memories for me and many more to come hopefully! (For those that know the area - its just up the bend at the side of Land and Sea ) Bec's other half also has a studio next door called Flipside Jewellery where he hand makes Jewellery. If you are in the area make sure you pop in - I can highly recommend the Chocolate mud cake and the Cream teas! In fact its all delicious!!

If you have never been to this part of the world - you really NEED to go. It is lovely with big sandy beaches and lovely coast. I can also highly recommend Abersoch Holidays Homes to provide a fabulous to stay. It is a family run business of one of my closest friends and they pride themselves on  excellent service and the rental properties are stunning! 


I could go on posting photos but I think you get the idea! 
I am very grateful to Becs for giving me this opportunity and if you find yourself in this neck of the woods - Go and say "Hello" and enjoy those cakes!! 
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 2 July 2016

All dressed Up - Best Teacher Ever,

Evening folks. I am currently sat writing this with a belly full of food after eating some Pork, Cranberry and Rosemary Sausages with Mash, Gravy and Peas!! Just had to share that!! Its our village festival this weekend so I ventured to the Farmers market and got those bad boys!! They are huge too - I only managed one. So now I am washing my dinner down with a glass of red wine whilst I indulge my second favourite past time - Crafting! (First is eating... Ha!)

Today is the start of a new challenge at All Dressed Up - You can enter with any All Dressed up image for a chance to win. I have used an image called Best Teacher Ever.

 The background paper is from Simple Stories Snap 6x6 pad. I die cut the star paper from Echo Park Techer's Pet collection using a large stitched circle die. I cut around the image and attached him to the card with 3D foam. I used a little gaze on his eyes and used wooden textured paper on the desk. Finally I added the Thank You greeting from Pebbles. 
I am going to make a few Teacher Thank you cards and so left the bottom fairly empty so it could be personalised with the teachers name.

I used these promarkers and Flexmarkers - 
Skin - Coral, Soft peach, Blush & Antique White with Baby pink cheeks. 
Hat & Shirt - Cool Greys.
Eyes & cup - Powder & Sky blue.
Tie - Canary yellow.
Apples - Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgandy.
Desk - Champagne & Tan. 

I hope you like this and if anyone wants a personalised card with a name on - give me a shout. Leave  comment here or on my facebook page. 

Liz (:(|)x