Sunday, 29 January 2017

Reach for the stars...

Morning -
I got some zig clean colour pens for christmas and have been playing with creating backgrounds. I made this night sky to go with this image from Dr Digi called Saucer Head.
I decided to make it into a shaker card by die cutting a panel from black card using a Nestibilities die and covering the gap with accetate. I filled the shaker with far too many sequins and glitter from Doodlebug- when will I learn that less is more!! I also used some Cosmic shimmer olympic gold paint on the background to give it areas to look like stars.

I coloured the image and made sure I went around the image to so it blended with the background - I also coloured the clear space of the saucer and used some blender pen and white pen to make it look like glass. I think its quite effective!
I die cut the Happy Birthday from gold card using a paper smooches die and I added the other bits by hand using a gold and silver pen.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Sky - Midnight blue,
Saucer - Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Alien - Soft Lime, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green and Marsh Green
Powder blue eyes and Gold top.
The lights are Lemon, Summer Sun & Sleigh Bells.

Thats all from me for today - I would love to know what you think of my background and if you make your own backgrounds - What do you use ?

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

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Santa's family Selfie

Good morning
Today sees the start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers and this time we are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and its an ANYTHING GOES theme.

I have used an image called Santa's Family Selfie.  I am going to try (see how long I keep it up for??!) and make a few Christmas cards all year around this year as I am always rushing and my nearest and dearest always seem to be the ones that end up losing out. I must owe my Husband several years of Birthday, Valentines and Anniversary cards!!

I cut some Doodlebug christmas papers down to make a panel and put some green glitter ribbon across to cover the join. I coloured the image and then cut a frame from black card and glued the image behind it. I added three little red gems to the bottom corner and also die cut the greeting from black card using a Lawn Fawn die.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Warm grey hair
Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal Red.
Emerald, lush green & lime green
Cocoa & caramel

Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Tommy Gunn - keepin' it Gangsta!

Hello - its Sunday once again... don't these weekends come and go far too quickly!

Today's card for Dr Digi is using Tommy Gunn just because I have never used him before and thought he should be coloured.  I tried to think of a pun to go with him and searched the internet but although I found many that made me laugh - they weren't suitable for general consumption! So instead I went with a black and gold theme.

I covered a base card with Brick pattern paper from Docrafts Mr Smiths workshop collections. I die cut the skyline from Black and gold and glued them together slightly of line to look like a light glow. I have used a black and gold tag from Noir De Luxe collection from Craftworks Card and also a matching paper bow. 
I have also used gold pen on the image and some glaze on his brogues!

I have used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Tommy - 
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice
Hair - Chestnut, Henna & Saddle brown.
Suit - Black, Ice greys 1 to 5 
Gun and violin case - Blue Grey 3 to 5 
Tie & flower - Cerise, Tropical Orchid & Wild Orchid with Grass on the leaf.
Powder blue to shade the white areas.

Hope you like him and I'd love to know if you can think of any witty greetings for him!

Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

TPS Blue Heart

Morning - today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and if you enter you get a chance to win some fabulous images of your choice.

The theme for this week is Shades of Blue. I have used an image called Fancy Psychedelic Love. 

I coloured the image using Zig Clean Color brush pens that I got for christmas - They took a little getting used to but I'm pleased with the overall result.
I used blues - 36, 31, 37, 30, 32 and 38 for the dark background. I also used Reds 20 & 24 and added details and dots with white pen and went over them with White Opal Liquid Pearls. 

I cut the image down to a square and then mounted this onto three different shades of blue Bazzill card. Into the corners I places four blue gems and another two on to the bottom corner on the base card. I all the scalloped edges I used Ocean Blue Liquid pearls to create detail.
Finally I added some thin blue ribbon and tied it in a bow across the top of the card.

I hope you like my card, even though it's a little different from my usual. 
Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge. 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

All Dressed Up - Christmas Postbox

Hello - Today we launch the first new challenge of 2017 over at All Dressed Up challenge blog.
We have all the usual rules - Anything goes as long as you use an All Dressed Up image and there is even a page of freebies to get you started if you don't already have any of these gorgeous images.

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas holiday and found some time to get into your crafty stash and create. I have used an image called Christmas Post from All Dressed Up Stamps.

I covered a card base with paper from Pink Fresh - Oh Joy collection. I also cut down a piece of paper from ... and matted it onto black card. I added a strip of Green shimmery ribbon before I attached the image panel. I tied a bow with the ribbon and glued it just on the edge. The greeting is a sticker from Doodlebug and once I had coloured the image I cut around it and attached it to the panel with 3d foam.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Post Box - Red, Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy with Cool greys & black. 
Hat, Scarf & Letter - Lime green, Pear Green & Emerald green
Kitten - Ice greys
Dog - Saffron & Ivory.
Letter & tie - Powder blue & sky blue.

Hope you join in with our challenge and pop over to the blog to look at all the fantastic creations from the DT.
Liz (:(|)x

Man Flu season

Morning all - there seems to be lots of bug and germs going around at the minute and so far (touch wood ) I have avoided getting any illness.
But I have picked up Man flu from Dr Digi (see what I did there??) and had great fun colouring him and paper piecing on him. I kept the image really big - filling almost half the a4 sheet and kept it as an A5 card.

This is how the image starts off - printed out twice - once onto the plain card to be coloured in with the Promarkers and printed the same size onto the patterned paper. I then cut out the areas of the duvet that I glued onto the coloured image. I did use some Warm Grey 1 & 3 to add some shading on to the patterned duvet also.
The background paper is from Mambi and I used a corner punch to take the edges off the bottom section. The duvet paper is from My Favourite things and the letters are from Doodlebug. Once the image was completed I cut around the entire thing and stuck it to my base card with 3d foam.

I used these promarkers and flex markers to colour him in -
Skin - Usual
Bed & Drawers -Caramel, Cinnamon, Henna & Walnut
Socks & Top - Red Poppy & Burgundy
Medicine and soup - Apple & Pine
Medicine and drink - Orange & Bright Orange
Warm greys 1 to 5 for shading.
I also used a little silver pen on the spoon and thermometer, along with some powder blue to add shading to the white areas.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Brown Sugar - ATG (w)
YOur next stamp - layout
Crafting with attitude - ATG
Crafty Gals corner - Use Patterned paper

SO keep eating your greens and getting your 5 a day.
Stay Healthy!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Using new toys at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

This week’s theme is at the I Love Promarkers Challenge blog is  Anything Goes.
Our sponsors is  KennyK  and you could get more new things with the prize of 3 Images of your choice. There are loads of bold, cheeky and fun digi stamps and clear stamp sets and even better it’s  30% OFF your first purchase with code MYFIRSTPURCHASE.

I have used an image called Socialite 1920'S Flapper and I have used my new Die-namics double stitched oval die that my Hubby bought me for Christmas. 

I covered a base card with foiled gold arrow paper from My Minds Eye My Story collection. I coloured the image using Promarkers and then die cut around it using my new Die-namics double stitched oval die. I used a gold pen and some diamond stickles to added detail to the Image. I picked a tag from the Noir De Luxe tag pad from Craftworks Cards and attached it with 3d foam and placed a pink resin flower at the top. I added some ribbon from American Crafts and topped it off with a a paper black and gold bow from the same Craftworks Card collection.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral, Spice and Magenta lips.
Jacket and Hat -  Fresh Bloom, Budding Rose, Dusky Rose & Antique pink.
Hair - Chestnut.
Dres & Gloves - Tan and Champagne.
Flower - Magenta & Baby Pink
Power blue shading on the collar & cuffs.

I hope you like my creation with this image and my use of my new dies. Can't wait to see what new toys you have got for christmas or maybe bought in the sales!!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Do what makes you happy ...

Morning -
I'm back today with my "Go-to" Dr Digi image - Weekend Walter. I love colouring him up with his big round tummy!
I have kept it simple and let the image and greeting speak for themselves - Be Happy and do what you love. I am a creature of habit and I love nothing more than an brew and lazing round in my PJ's!

I covered the base card with the zig zag paper from My Minds Eye Find your Wings collection. The Greeting stripe is from the same collection. 
I printed Walter out twice - once onto My Favourite things paper and cut the shape of his dressing gown out. Once I had coloured Walter in using promarkers - I glued the dressing gown pieces on. 

I stuck Walter on with 3d foam and added a few co-ordinating enamel dots from Doodlebug and also an enamel heart to mirror the heart on his mug. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Usual
Slippers - Soft Lime, Lime Twist, Lime Green & Pear Green. 
Pants - Sky blue, True blue & Royal Blue. 
Tea -Poppy, Cocoa and powder blue shading. 
Hair and shading on dressing gown - Cool Grey 2 & 4

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Hello from 2017!

Morning - I have scheduled this post in advance as I fully expect I will be feeling a little delicate this morning after a New Years Eve celebration in Abersoch with friends.
I can not get over how quickly the last year has gone - only seems like yesterday we were planning our wedding and doing our invites on New Years day 2016!

So this year my resolution is to take better care of myself... little things like moisturising regularly and using leave in conditioner!! Nothing major!! Although we have said we will do a dry January and I would really like to get back to running after a few months rest due to injury to my hip. I need to drink more water and eat more fruit and less chocolate (But there is soooo much of it from Christmas and you can't throw it away!!) So hopefully I will get a waist like our Petunia Butterthwaite in my card below but I ain't holding my breathe!!! Although I could give her ample hips a miss!!

This card was simple to make - I cut some stripes of patterned paper from My Favourite things pad called Fun and Frolicks and glued them to the edges. I used a fine black pen to doodle around the edge and add the dots. The greeting is from Pebbles and the 2017 is from Doodlebug.

I used these promarkers and Flexmarkers on the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft peach, Coral & Spice.
Shoes, glasses and lips - Poppy & Cocktail pink.
Hair -  Cloud blue & Powder blue.
Costume or leotard? - Soft Lime, Lime Zest, Lime Twist & Pear Green.

I hope you like her and that 2017 brings you everything you wish for.
Liz (:(|)x