Sunday, 30 October 2016

Don't lose your Head!

As it is very nearly Halloween I have used a Dr Digi image called Headless.  
I knew I wanted to colour this image but wasn't sure what to create to go with him as we don't really do Halloween - but then whilst hunting through my stash for inspiration I found this ribbon / twine - not really sure what to call it really! But it reminded me of whispy cobwebs and spooky haunted houses. 
I have cut some Simple Stories Frankie and Friends paper and matted it on black and dark red base card. I actually went about this card a bit wonky as I found the twine and stuck this all over the base card before I had decided to add the washi tape (From Hobbycraft) and the peel off (From my stash!) So I had to do some jigging around and that whispy stuff got everywhere!!

I added the doodlebug letters using all different fonts which is a great way to use up all the spares! I also used a little gold pen to add the details of buttons and buckles.

I used these promarkers / flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Pants - Marsh Green & Pesto
Jacket - Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red, Crimson & Burgundy.
Collar - Linen & Sandstone
Shoes & hair - Warm Grey 1-5 

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

Hope you have a spooky weekend!

Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 23 October 2016

White on white.

Morning - I'm playing catch up at the mo as I have missed a couple of blog post just due to life being busy. So today I am killing two birds with one stone ... or maybe its cheating a little but its necessary so please forgive me!
So today I am showing you a card I made using Dr digi image Crouching Tiger Hidden Dunderton
This was actually created for a challenge at I Love Promarkers where the theme this fortnight is White on white... but after I had finished it I decided to add the blue ribbon - I thought it was like the belt!! You know me by now... Its all about colour!!
  I used an embossing folder I got from The Range and then attached a panel of the acetate stars from Bella Blvd. I die cut the Good Times and glued it on, along with the die cut stars using a die from Sunny Studio. I attached the image using 3 d foam and ties the ribbon from American crafts into a knot. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.
Hair - Warm Greys
Belt - True blue, Sky Blue & Egyptian blue. 
Slippers - Khaki & pastel beige. 
Karate Gi - Powder blue

Hope you like this card - I will use it for one of the men in my life that all seem to like Martial arts! 
Speak soon, 
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 21 October 2016

Zelina's witches brew.

Hello - Just a quick post to catch up with the latest creations -  This one is using The Paper Shelter image called Zelina.
There is a new challenge over at the Paper Shelter challenge blog and the theme is Halloween. So get your creations in for a chance to win some fab images! 
To make this card I used a circular card base and covered it with the eye paper from Doodlebug Boos and Brews collection. I cut the flag panel from another piece of patterned paper from the same pad and mounted it on to black card. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn stitched circle and the greeting panel. I added some enamel dots and finally some spider peel off stickers.  

I coloured the image using Promarkers and Flexmarkers - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.Baby Pink cheeks.
Clothes - Blue greys & Cool grey 5 for shading. 
Broomstick - Sandstone & raw sienna -  With orange, Bright orange & gold brush. 
Hat - Lilac, Purple & Imperial purple
Hair - Grass, lime green & Soft Lime. 

I don't make many Halloween cards as we don't really celebrate it as a holiday but I think this image is lovely and I enjoyed colouring her. 

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

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

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Road Works Reg.

Morning - This morning I'm showing you a card I have made using one of the new releases - an image called Road Works Reg.  (Just click on the name to find it in the Dr Digi shop.)
I think he is fabulous - it makes me think of the advert where the builders and bankers have a dance off!

I covered a background card with a piece of paper from My Minds Eye All things chalk collection. I die cut a yellow circle and the image frame from red mirri card using Lawn Fawn Stitched dies. I also used the Lawn Fawn big scripty words die to cut "Big Hugs" from yellow and I added a yellow arrow from Doodlebug sprinkles. I used a silver pen on the image to colour what would be metal and added a greeting from Craftworks card.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice. Warm grey 2 for his beard. 
Warm Grey 1- 5 - boots
Warm grey 1 was used to add shading to his "white" t-shirt as well. 
Jeans - Capri blue, dove grey & Denim blue. 
Hat - Lemon, canary, Summer sun & gold. 
Ground - Raw sienna, Sandstone & Cocoa. 
Road sign - Poppy

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

Thanks for taking a look - don't forget to say hi.
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Butterfly Kisses.

Afternoon - today is the start of a new challenge at All Dressed Up. For my DT card this month I have used this gorgeous image called Butterfly kisses (Just click on the name to buy in the Etsy shop.) This challenge runs for a month and you can enter with anything made using an All Dressed Up Image for a chance to win some lovely images of your choice!

I have used paper from First Edition Paradise Crush- the butterflies are on one side and the spots the other. I used a lawn Fawn die cut a circle from the front and then added some acetate between the care blank and patterned paper. I used the spare stripe of paper to attach the Lawn Fawn die cut Happy birthday sentiment which was cut from gold card. I punched some big butterflies using a woodware punch from gold and orange glitter card from Doodlebug. Finally I added some teal gems from Papermania on to the butterfly.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - as always!
Hair - Pineapple crush, Mustard, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Coat - Powder blue
Bag - Tropical orchid & Trick or treat.
Hat & Scarf - Pastel green, Oasis & Island Lagoon.

I hope you like her - I have actually already sent her to my Sister in law for her birthday as she loves Butterflies.
Thanks for looking,
Liz  (:(|)x

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Retro bathtime with Dr Digi.

Morning - Here is today's creation using Bath Time Deirdery from Dr DIGI.
and I have gone a bit retro. I went with an advacado green bath tub like we had growing up and then to match I added some flying ducks... well birds were all I had!! I reckon our Deirdery would not get rid of anything that still worked - I don't think she is a slave to fashion!

In truth I have fell out of love with modern technology today as my digital harddrive is refusing to work so I can't access any of my digital images or photos or anything and I am pretty gutted ! I hope they can be retrieved so fingers crossed but luckily I had this image and a couple of others already printed.

  The papers are all from Tilda Summer Blues collection and I cut them all to slightly different lengths. I added the resin birds which I think I got from ebay sometime ago and used silicon to give them a firm stick to the base kraft card. I tied a length of pink satin twine from Hobbycraft around the side and added the image with 3d foam to stand out a little. 
I used a gold pen on the feet and tap and added some diamond stickles to the bubbles but you can't see that very well on this photo. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour our Deirdery - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice. 
Hair - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink and Pastel pink. 
Hat - Powder blue.
Duck - Lemon, Canary & sleigh bells. 
Bath, matt & pillow - fresh meadow, apple, green shoots, apple cider & moss.
Edge of matt - Prussian
Paper & pipes - Warm grey 1 & 2

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Hiding in my craft room - Use scraps.
Artbymiran - ATG

I hope you like my card - hopefully I will be back with more images soon - And don't forget over at the DR Digi facebook page there are new images being released almost every wednesday,
Thanks for reading,
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 7 October 2016

Double the trouble - All Dressed Up New Releases.

Good afternoon - Today at All dressed Up blog we are show casing the new releases and I have used  
Double the Trouble. Isn't it ace! In fact all this months images are fab. You can see them all at the blog and purchase them now from the All Dressed Up shop
The papers are all from Doodlebug Boos & Brews collection which is full of lovely Halloween papers - I struggled to pick which ones to use!! The washi tape is from Hobbycraft and I love the gold foiling on it. I made the pumpkin using a peel off on to Orange and green paper which I then cut around. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die and mounted this onto Green card. I added some Spider cobweb peel offs and finally added some yellow stickles to the Pumpkins face and some diamond stickles to highlight the image.  

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice. 
Skeleton -Black & Ice Greys
Boys Hair - Cinnamon,Cooca & Burnt Sienna.
Devil - Red, Poppy, Cardinal red & Burgundy
Girls hair - Vanilla, Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Mustard, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Pumpkin - Halloween, Orange & Bright Orange. 

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

I hope you like this new image and do take a look at the others - we would love to see what you make with them over at the All Dressed Up facebook page and Blog Challenge which is always anything goes with an All Dressed Up Image. 

Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Happy 40th - happy hour.

Morning - its a new challenge at I Love Promarkers. The theme this week is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Kenny K.  I have used an image from Kenny K called Happy Hour. 
I actually have a couple of friends turning 40 very soon so I grabbed this image
and set to work!
I covered the card base with a section of this lovely shimmery Budgie paper and the other half with the reverse cream shimmer card  from a First edition collection called Paradise crush. I die cut the happy birthday from pink satin card and added the wooden numbers. I covered them with Star dust stickles and added some highlights to her dress. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers - 
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair -  Satin, Terracotta, Burnt sienna & Walnut. 
Dress - Buttercup, Lemon, Halloween
Bow & drink - Cerise, Magenta & Maroon. 
Eyes & glass - Powder blue.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Scrap - creations - Birthday
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Shopping our stash - birds
Crafting from the heart - ATG
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays.
The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see loads of entries into the ATG challenge! After all what could be easier - Don't be shy!!
Liz (:(|)x

Los Mariachis

Morning - today is a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Music and dance. I have been waiting for a reason to colour up this image called Los Mariachis  (Not that I need one!) so I did this for my Husbands Birthday (Still seems weird saying that!!) as he had always wanted a Mariachi band to play live for him since we went to Mexico for a holiday. 

It also gave me the chance to use my new stamps from My Favourite things - called Sweet Succulents.The greeting is also from the stamp collection. I coloured  the Cactus using pink, green & gold Wink of Stella pens that I used more like watercolours and it worked really well as they really sparkle. The stripe of paper is from Crate Paper - Journey collection. I also used a little gold pen to add some details.

I used these promakers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice.
Hats - Chestnut & Raw Sienna
Suits - Emerald & Lush green.
Bow ties - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Hair & Shoes - Warm greys
Instruments - Sandstone & Cinnamon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - ATG 
Digi Chooseday - ATG 
Craft your passion - ATG
613 Avenue - Green & Gold
A bit more time to craft - ATG
Crafting circle - ATG

We would love to see all your creations for the new challenge at The Paper Shelter. The new theme is Music and Dance.  And just look at what you could win...!

Thanks for stopping by - say hello before you leave!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Oktoberfest Otto

Morning - today's card is using Oktoberfest Otto from Dr Digi - This is such a fab mans image that needs little else to make a fab card. I've kept this one really simple.

I used papers from My Minds Eye Jubilee collection which is a really subtle orange pattern. I used some letter dies from My Favourite things to cut out Cheers. I added three enamel dots and a little gold detail to the image that I coloured with promarkers.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral, spice.
Mustache - Orange & Burnt orange.
Shorts & Hat - Forest green, Pine green & Holly.
Boots - Tan & Raw Sienna. 
Khaki shading on the shirt & powder blue shading

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