Sunday, 25 September 2016

Nightcap Derek.

Morning - Here is today's card using Nightcap Derek from Dr Digi. I've been wanting to colour this image for a while and love how he turned out. I kept him quite manly with the blue and kraft combo. I don't know about you but I love my Bed! It is one of my favourite places and so so comfy!! I think Derek here agrees with me anyway. He certainly seems pretty pleased that its time to hit the sack.

I used a My Favourite things die cut background to cut the blue bazzill zigzagz and then trimmed to base card down a little to fit better. The gold star and speech bubble are from Simple stories and I added the Happy from My Minds Eye Necessities sticker collection. I added a few little red gems and red stars to tie all the colours together. I also used Gold pen on the candlestick as I remember we used to have an gold one just like it. Finally I add some Stardust stickles on the pompom of his hat.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Derek-
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & SPice.
Moustash and shading on white - Cool grey 1, 2 & 4
Candle - Buttercup
Hot Water bottle - Red & Poppy.
Nightshirt - Powder blue & cloud blue.

Thanks for popping by and chances are whilst your reading this - I will still be lazing around in bed...

Well if your reading this before 10 ish anway - It is Sunday after all - a day of rest!!

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

See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 22 September 2016

All Dressed Up September new release - Time to shine.

Here is my second new release from All Dressed up and its called TIME TO SHINE. You can get this in the etsy shop now... Think the image demands sparkle!!

I die cut the stars from Nestibilities from a selection of glitter card from Doodlebug. I glued them together and then cut the base card away. I then glue the actetate from Bella Blvd behind the cut away space. I used some diamond stickles on the image with fruit punch and yellow stickles on the stars. Finally I added some Star gems from Papermania that I got from Hobbycraft.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Carmine.
Dress - Summer Sun, Sleigh bells, Tequilla Sunrise, Mango & Halloween
Leaves- Lime zest & Lime twist.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Inspiration destination - ATG
Passion for promarkers - CAS
Digi Choosday - ATG
Craft your passion - ATG
Love to scrap - ATG
Classic design team - ATG
Glitter & Sparkle - ATG

I would love to see your creations in the ATG challenge - just remember to use and All Dressed Up Image. See the blog challenge here...
Liz (:(|)x

September All Dressed Up releases - Autumn Hedgehog

Hello - Exciting times at All Dressed Up as we will soon be introducing our new Design team. There was a lot of talent that entered and we had a hard job of picking the team.
Today we have the second installment of the new releases from ALL DRESSED UP. I have been greedy and done two images - My first one is using Autumn Hedgehog.

 I die cut the scalloped shape using a Nestibilities die and on the shape removed I cut the image of the Hedgehog. I mounted some patterened paper from Carta Bella - A Perfect Autumn collection on to swiss dot bazzill card in purple. I used Marianne design leaves die and glued three of these to the front along with a die cut tree from Memory box. Finally I added some detail with a gold pen. 


I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Grey Squirrel, Morning Mist & Tawny Owl. 
Maroon, Sleigh Bells, Burnt orange, Pear green, Moss, Olive Green, Firebrick & Burgundy

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Creative Moments - Fall colours.
Double D challenges - Trees.
Freshly brewed designs. - Animals 
Color throwdown - Colour challenge
The sisterhood of crafters - Halloween colours
Cards In Envy - fall 
Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn
Scribbles design - woodland creatures
Make my Monday - Autumn colours

Pop over to The All Dressed Up Blog to see the other inspiration. And the challenge is still on until 14th Oct so get your entries in!

Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Big Hugs & Naps

Evening - Todays new challenge at The Paper Shelter is to use a fancy fold. This was quite a challenge for me as I don't do these very often. I have used a twisted easel card and my image from the paper shelter is called The Best Nap ever

 I used Nestibilities die to cut the image frame and mounted this on to gold mirri. I used a Lawn Fawn big scripty word to die cut Big Hugs from gold mirri and also white card and I glued several of these together to form a stopper for the Easel. The patterned papers are from My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline. I used a little diamond stickles on the hat and added a little wooden elephant (Which I think was Kaisercraft?) Finally I added some Craftwork cards candy dots. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, soft peach, blush, coral, spice. 
Hair - Tawny Owl, Grey Squirrel, Morning Mist. 
Primrose, Buttercup & Pineapple Crush. Sea Mist & Honeydew
Elephant - Soft Mauve, Heather, orchid & Spring Lilac. Warm Grey 1 & 2 toes & Cerise & Baby pink ears.

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

I hope you like this card as much as I do - Its not the norm for me to do pastel and I like the softness of it! 
Pop in again soon. 
Liz (:(|)x

Nan's birthday - Mesmerising Scent.

Good Morning - There is a new challenge this morning over at I love promarkers and the theme is Flowers and Nature.
I have used an image from The Paper Shelter called -  Mesmerizing scent. And I actually used this image to make Nan's birthday card. 

I covered the base card with My Minds Eye - My Story paper - but because this is a bigger card I had space left at the bottom so I used a Friskars boarder punch to cut some Bazzill bling and under this I glued gold Mirri. I also added some detail using a thin piece of gold diamond washi tape from Hobbycraft.
I die cut the image with a Lawn Fawn stitched frame and mounted this on gold mirri and tied some ribbon around it in a bow. I added a Craftworks cards greeting and a Petaloo butterfly. Finally I added the gold letters from ... to spell out Nan and a heart.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Leaves - Honeydew & Mint
Butterfly & bottle top - Primrose, Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Sleigh Bells.
Shading - Warm Grey 1 & 3
Bottles -Powder Blue
Flowers - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink, Carmine
Bows - Ruby, Poppy & Red

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Sunnyday crafting  -ATG 
Crafty Sentiments - For someone special
Scarp-creations - Birthday
Through the craft room door - ATG
Unicorn Challenge - Birthday 
Craft-dee bowz - ATG with handmade bow 
Use your stuff - Butterflies

Hope you like this card - and the image I've used.
Leave soon love, Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Phyllis the Festive Fairy.

Hello -  Todays post for Dr digi is using an image called Phyllis the festive fairy. I had every intention of making a christmas card but got carried away with all the pink and gold! But how versitile - shows how these images can be used for so many different occasions.

And I am definatly beginning to understand the concept of leaving white space on an image rather than swamping it full of colour!!

The paper is from My Minds Eye - My story collection and I love the gold foiling. I die cut some gold stars using a new star boarder die from Sunny Studio. I also die cut a big star using Nestibilities dies from EK Success Pixie dust vellum and I edged this with gold peel offs! The Greeting is also peel offs. Finally I used some diamond stickles on Phyllis' wings and some gold pen on her wand. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice. 
Hair - Warm greys 1, 2 & 3
Dress - Pink mittens, Baby pink & Carmine
Wings - Powder blue and cloud blue. 

I hope you like Phyllis  - she would like to enter these challenges - 

All for now, 
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Over the moon with All Dressed Up.

Hello - It's time for the first Challenge over at All Dressed Up since the rejigging of the Blog. You can use any image to enter this challenge - with only one rule... IT MUST BE AN ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. This isn't hard as there are so many beautiful image on the etsy page here... 
But on the blog there are also some freebies - so there are no excuses for not joining in!!

My DT card is using an image called Over The Moon.
I actually made this card as it was a Cousins wedding and I just thought it lent itself perfectly for lots of gold and sparkle and so I could use my new paper from My Minds Eye called Yes Please.

I cut a panel of the paper and mounted it onto Black card. I die cut the image using a Nestibilities die and cut another also from the black.
I tied a ribbon across the top and tied this in a bow. I used Lawn Fawn big scripty words die to cut about six Congrats from black card and one from gold. I glued all these together - putting the gold one on top. I am really pleased with how it has come out! Finally I added a gold heart from Freckled Fawn. I coloured the moon using Cosmic Shimmer watercolours in Olympic gold but I tried to keep them quite thick rather than too wet. I also used a little gold pen to add detail to his outfit and some diamond stickles on her dress and Veil.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair - Burgundy, Henna & Chestnut.
Dress  - Powder blue, Satin & Linen
Flowers - Soft Green, Violet & Lilac
His Clothes - Warm greys 1 to 5

I love the way this has turned out! I love all things shimmery and gold!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Thanks for popping in - see you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sundae Sue

Morning all - I have Bagsy'd the brand new images being released today for my card using Sundae Sue. There are matching papers and a separate Sundae glass too which I have used to create a little gift tag. I can just picture her in a Diner with her can of squirty cream being all flirty with the customers!! You can find all the new releases HERE at the Dr Digi shop

 I have used the matching papers in pink and mounted them on black card. I stuck a little scrap black spotty paper in the bottom corner as a floor for Susie to stand on. I added a little pink spotty ribbon and punched a circle from gold card that I attached the Craftwork Cards greeting to. I then added SWEET in big gold American Craft Thickers. I have also used a little diamond stickles on both the card and the tag. To the tag I also added a button where the cherry is and attached some twine to the button.

 I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair -  Buttercup, Pineapple crush & Sleigh bells.
Dress - Baby pink, Carmine & Magenta, Powder blue & Bluebell.
On the Sundae - I also used Poppy and Eggnog.

Hope you like these new images as much as I do!!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 9 September 2016

Gorgeous Real Girl

Morning - Here is a post about a card that I made to sell in the Flipside cakery at Abersoch. I thought this image was perfect... food and bikini for the cake and beach location!
She is called Real Girl and unfortunately no longer available as the fab Saturated Canary have shut the shop in preference for a subscription. But I was lucky enough to buy lots before it closed.

The background paper is from Carta Bella Beach Day collection and I teamed it with matching bazzill card to die cut the squares using Lawn Fawn Inside outside stitched square frame. I also tied co-ordinating twine from We Are Memory Keepers and attached a Wooden embellishment like a flag which I used Doodlebug Rubs ons to spell out Gorgeous. Finally I add three little red hearts from Hobbycraft. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers  to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral, spice & baby pink. 
Eyes - Sky Blue
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Sleigh Bells, Mustard & Raw sienna. 
Bikini - Royal Blue & Poppy.
Burger - Linen &Tan, Green shoots & Leaf green, Henna.

I hope you like this real girl - Although pretty sure I don't look like this wearing a bikini but I def don't hold back on the eating of Fries and I'm definitely not perfect but I am me!! 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges - 

See you soon, 
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Serena - The Paper Shelter.

Morning - Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and I have used this gorgeous image called Serena . The theme is Embossing and any kind of embossing so I have chosen dry embossing used a folder from The Range that mirrored the pattern on Serena's hat.

The paper is from a Pebbles pad called Happy Day and I used a lawn fawn scribbled flower die in black and pink shimmer bazzill card. Did I go a bit over the top with the gems?? NO! you can never have too much sparkle!! 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers on my image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral, spice and baby pink cheeks. 
Dress - Blue pearl & Lilac.
Flowers - Leaf Green & Grass, Mango & Hot Pink.
Hair & shoes - Cool grey 1,2,4 &5
Hat - Pink mitten, cocktail pink & antique pink.
Powder blue outline.

And don't forget the brilliant prizes from entering the challenges at The Paper Shelter-

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
 Digi choosday - ATG
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
City Crafter - Inspiration photo - FLOWERS.
The Paper Nest Dolls  -ATG
Come and get it  - Flowers

Hope you like what I have created with Serena. Looking forward to seeing you creations!
Liz (:(|)x

Wise Dragon

Morning - Today sees the start of a new challenge at I love promarkers and the theme is Spots and / or stripes. The sponsor and generous prize provider is Fabrika Fantasy  and I have used an image called Wise Dragon. 

I kept the layout simple and cut four identical panels from My Favourite things Just delightful Painted prints citrus collection. I drew around these with a thin black marker pen. I die cut the image using a sizzix tag die and mounted this onto black card. I used some matching twine that was in my stash! I thought the whole tag could be removed from the card and used as a bookmark. The stamped creating was from My Favourite Things - Magical Unicorn Stamps.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Dragon - Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green & Peacock.
Books - Gold & Summer sun, Orange, Sky Blue & Indigo blue, Pages - Pastel Beige.
Warm Grey 1,3,4 & 5.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Aurora Wings - Fantasy
Cards in envy - for the kids
Connie Can Crop - Bookworm
Crafty Hazelnuts patterned Paper - ATG with patterned paper.
Dragons Lair - Books or paper

All for now from me - Be back later,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Elliot & Elvis Christmas present.

Hello - Its actually been sunny here today and I have been making Christmas cards! But these NEW Christmas Images from Dr Digi are so much fun to colour in. If you saw the facebook post you will know my plan for another card will be to use these images to use for decoupage. This image is called Elliot and Elvis.

This fab and colourful background paper is from Echo Park - Everybody loves Christmas and I have used black and green card for the mounts. I handtied a red bow from ribbon and added two silver bells from Paperchase.

The image was coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.
Red, poppy, ruby & Burgundy.
Leaf green, Grass & Emerald
Soft Lime, Lime zest & Lime green.
Baby pink , Carmine & Magenta.
Gold & Orange
Sky Blue
Cool grey 1,3,4 &5 

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

Christmas Card Challenges - ATG
12 Months of christmas - anything christmas
Paper creators - Christmas

All for now - see you soon.
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 2 September 2016

Perfect Day - at All Dressed Up!

Evening all - Just got home from work so updating this post with some very exciting news to make this ace Friday (All Fridays are ace if I have the weekend off!) an even better day - some may say Perfect Day.

The All Dressed Up challenge teams - facebook and blog are after some more Design Team members! Its a great team and a brilliant oppourtunity for you cards markers out there to get your hands on these beautiful images before they are released. To see the full details just click on the banner below and follow the link... AND for every comment left on the challenge blog post you will be entered into a chance to win 3 image of your choice - for doing nothing at all really!!!

To celebrate this I have used an image called Perfect Day which you can get from the Etsy shop by just clicking on the title.

I used a Lawn Fawn die to cut a frame to look like a polaroid and cut some black card to look like picture holders. The greeting banner is from Websters pages Beautiful chic collection and was a last minute addition but I think it works well as the colours and sentiment are perefect. The flowers are from Prima and the sequins from Teresa Collins. Finally I added a few gems here and there!
I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral, Spice and Baby Pink cheeks.
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple crush and Sleigh bells.
Buildings - Soft peach, Orchid & Dove Grey.
Water - Dove Grey & Honeydew.
Bike - Frosted Jade & Turquoise.
Sky - Powder Blue.
Skirt - Baby pink & carmine.
Boats - Tan & Cocoa.
Flowers - Carmine, Orchid & grass.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Daring Cardmaker - September Elements.
Simon says stamp - atg
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Crafting circle - Sept
I hope you are having a lovely day too and don't forget to get those entries in to join the Design team. Closing date is 14th - can't wait to see what you all make!
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sandy Beach.

Hello everyone - There a couple of changes happening at All Dressed Up at the mo with some new ideas regarding the challenges so whilst they are all taking shape I have made this card for the FACEBOOK challenge and the theme is Pastels! As I told the DT - this is pretty much as pastel as I get as you all know I love the brights....I do love this mint green and peach combo though.

The image I have used is called Sandy Beaches which you can buy just by clicking on the link. Its a fab image and so much fun to colour in.  I think these big images need to just be centre stage so I kept it pretty simple (Although now I've posted it... my OCD is twitching at the uneven matt... its didn't look so wonky before.... I think the corrugated card has unrolled and flattened more in the bottom left corner!) 
The card and wood effect paper are from Teresa Collins Trendsetter collection as are the letters and the enamel dots. (Think I got it all as a kit from Create and Craft... had the whole lot for a couple of years if I'm honest!!) 
I used a My Favourite things die-namics die to cut the banner and added a little wooden shell embellishment. Finally I used a white gel pen and a silver pen to add some shine and details

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers - 
Soft Peach, Peach, Mango & Orange. 
Honeydew, Aquamarine & Mint. 
Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Mustard, Sleigh bells & Raw Sienna. 
Cool greys 
Powder Blue.

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

Make sure you all get your entries into challenge on facebook- can't wait to see what you create! 
Liz (:(|)x