Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Easter Bunnies

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Easter Time. I have used this fab image called Little Easter Bunnies.  And nothing says Spring and Easter like bright sunny colours!!

I cut a panel of the Egg patterned paper from an Echo Park pad called Celebrate Easter and glued this to the base card. I doodled a boarder around this with a thin black liner pen. I die cut the image panel using a Double stitched Oval Die from My Favourite things. Over this I also added a die cut cloud edge panel using swiss dot bazill card. I tied some red twine around the card and added a little butterfly charm. I then also added a few little resin butteflies and stamped "Happy Easter" using Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC stamps to finish the card off. 

I used these promarkers and flex markers to colour the image - 
Bunnies - Warm Grey 2 & 3 with Baby Pink. 
Egg - Soft Lime, Lemon, Canary, Yellow & Tulip yellow. 
Paint - Baby Pink, Carmine & Magenta. 
Grass - Pear Green, Lime Green, Lime Twist, Lime Zest & Aniseed. 
Brush - Cinamon, Cocoa & Champagne. 
Bow tie and sky - Turquoise & Oasis 

I hope you get chance to join the challenge and use the DT cards for inspiration and just look at the value of the prize!! How fab is that?? 

All from me for now - hope you have a lovely day, 
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Friends & Fairies

Hello - Today is the start of a new challenge at I Love Promarkers and the theme this fortnight is Angels & Fairies. The sponsor offering the prize digis is Bugaboo  and I have used an image called Kidz fairy sitter.
I reverted to type this week and went bold and bright with a bit of quirky edge with a circular base card.

 I covered the base card with Doodlebug papers called Colorwheel and cut the greetings panel from the same collection. I mounted this onto black card and used a corner punch to round the edges. I added some co-ordinating flowers from my stash and attached black gems into the middle of them. I covered the wings in clear Wink of Stella and attached a little black Onxy liquid pearls into the middle of the flower on the greeting.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image-
Skin - Usual
Hair - Buttercup, Summer Sun & Gold
Tights - Bright orange & Mandarin, Wild Orchid & Red Violet.
Top - Pink Lobster & Vermillion
Wings - Pastel Green & Frosted Jade
Skirt - Lime Zest, Lime Green, Grass & Emerald.

I hope you like her and I would love to see all your entries into the challenge for a chance to win these ace digis!
Take care,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Endless Wash day's...

Morning All
I'm making lots of Mother's Day cards at the mo so thought this image called Wash Day from Dr Digi. This is to say Thanks to all those hardworking Mum's out there with endless laundry!

I printed the image onto white and also onto the coloured Papers which I then cut out and paper pieced onto the base image and glued in place.  
I coloured the rest of the image and used a punch to round the corners. I mounted this on to paper from My Favourite things Just Delightful Fun & Frolic collection. I also used a piece from this to cover the base card and used the green spotty paper to die cut the grass using a die from Joy of Crafts.
I tied some red twine around the top and tied a bow which I then added a little heart too which is from Make it Crafty. Finally I used Harold ABC stamps from Lawn Fawn to spell out the "Thanks Mum". 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image
Shading - Cool Grey 1 & 2
Powder Blue to highlight the white.
Buttercup, Pineapple Crush & Sleigh Bells
Leaf Green & Grass
Royal Blue & Prussian
Poppy & Burgundy
Henna, Cocoa & Cinammon
Skin - Usual

And don't forget you still have a few days left to enter the chance to win some digis by following the details on the pinned post on the Dr Digi Facebook page here
Have a great day and I'll see you back here next Sunday for more Mothers Day creations!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Anna's Birthday Card

 Hi -
There is a new challenge starting over at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog - This is my DT card.
I was asked by a friend to make a birthday card for her Daughters 17th birthday- sadly around the same time there lovely dog George died and I was asked to include a little dog on this image called
Mirror Mirror from All Dressed Up. I added the dog to the image in photoshop - this one isn't
actually available anymore but you could easily use the dog from the Time for Walkies image.

I used a My Favourite Things scalloped edge die to cut the image panel and mounted the pattern paper from Dear Lizzie 5th & Frolick behind it. I then mounted the whole lot onto pink satin card and added the Gold letters and hearts from Maggie Holmes alphabet.
I cut the top from a Craftworks card greeting and mounted this onto the pink card also and coloured the mirror frame using a gold pen.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin -Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair - Cocoa, Henna & Walnut.
Mirror & table - Blue Greys 2 & 4
Trousers - Pastel Green, Aquamarine & Soft Green.
Top - Vanilla, Buttercup, Pineapple Crush & Mustard.
Dog  - Warm Greys 2, 3, 4 & 5 - with some cocoa.
Dogs Bow - Frosted Jade & Island Lagoon.
Perfume bottle, bow & butterflies - Baby Pink & Cerise.

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

I can't wait to see your enteries this month as they are always stunning!
Thanks for popping in to my little corner of blog land,
Liz (:(|)x

Away with the Fairies.

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is "Away with the Fairies". I have used this fab image called Pure Innocence and tried to keep it muted tones rather than my usual style of all out bright but it was so difficult!!

The patterned papers I have used are from My Minds Eye Cut & Paste pad and I used some navy Bazzill to mount the image and also to die cut some scalloped edges using a My Favourite Things die. I also used a double stitched die to cut the image out in the oval shape.
I used a greeting panel from Craftworks Card and used a matching promarker to colour the greeting before also mounting this on to the Navy. I added a Petaloo Sweet Petites flower to a small hand cut flag in the top corner that I attached with 3d foam to give some depth. 
I have put a side view in to show the Wink Of Stella clear pen that I have used over the Fairy Wings and also on the butterflies. This angle makes it shimmer a little more.

I u. sed these promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Hair - Blue Grey 1,2 & 4, powder blue & cloud blue.
Dress, wings & butterflies - Fresh Bloom, Pastel Pink & Heatwave

The challenge at The Paper Shelter is on now and just look at the prizes available... 

Thanks for reading my blog and can't wait to see your entries, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Happy Birthday Dad.

Morning - March is both Dads birthdays so I get to think of more ideas for the men. Today I am showing you the card I made for Bens dad's birthday. We have been teasing him that he is becoming a grumpy old man so Happy Hour Horace from Dr Digi was perfect. 

I played with my Prismacolour pencils to make this card after printing the image onto Kraft card base. The only other thing I added was a Happy Birthday clear sticker greeting from Kaisercraft and some large letters from Doodlebug to spell out "Dad". 

I didn't record what colour pencils I used as I was just playing around with them but pretty pleased with the colour coverage - I just need to perfect my blending a bit more I think. I need to do the Kit & Clowder pencil class. 

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

Thanks for popping in - Don't forget to say Hi - AND we still have the little competition running at Dr Digi Facebook page.... 
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Aviator Scottie

Morning - We have new challenge starting this morning over at I love Promarkers and this fortnight the theme is Transport. Our sponsor who is providing the prize is Digital Delights
and I have used an image called Aviator Scottie

I cut the front from a square card blank and attached a front panel of acetate. I covered the whole back panel with patterned airplane paper from Echo Park Little Boy collection. I due cut the cloud shape and the bottom panel using My Favourite things dies and glued them to the acetate. I attached a large Airplane sticker from the Echo Park collection. I added some twine tied around the top and secured in a little bow. Finally I die cut the Happy Birthday from blue mirri using a Lawn Fawn die. 

I coloured the image using these promarkers and flexmarkers =
Skin - Usual
Hat - Azure, True blue & Royal Blue.
Scarf - Red & Burgundy
Coat & Boots - Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.
Googles, Trousers & gloves -Blue Greys
Collar & cuffs -  Champagne, Vanilla & Linen.
Hair - Cinnamon & Chestnut Hair.

I hope you will all play along with our challenge - love to see what you make for this theme!
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

All Dressed Up New Releases - Beautiful Mum

Wowzer - Have you seen all the new releases at All Dressed Up - they are just fantastic!!! I have used this gorgeous image called Beautiful Mum and I will probably be giving it to my Mum for Mothers day so ssshhh! Please don't tell! 
You can see what the Design team have done with all four of the new images over at the All Dressed Up Blog

I used a paper from My Sweetest thing collection from My Minds eye to make a panel on the base card. I printed and coloured the image and then used a My Favourite things scalloped stitched edge die to cut the wavy edge which I rasied slightly on 3d foam. I added a strip of Green nail heads (Dont known why they are called this but they are like a metallic enamel dot!) and finally some diamond stickles in the middle of the flowers and a little on the patterned paper.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Watering can - Blue Greys
Leaves - Grass, Lush Green & Pine.
Flowers - Pink Pearl & Maroon / Gold, Lemon, Yellow & Summer Sun / Carmine, Baby Pink & Pink Mittens / Canary, Halloween & Bright Orange.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
The Crafty Addicts - CAS
Aloha Friday - Flowers 
Crafty Calender - Mums Day

Don't forget All Dressed Up have a Themed challenge running on Facebook and an Always anything goes with ADU monthly challenge on the blog  -I'd love to see your creations and inspiration with these images!
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 6 March 2017

Stamping Bella - thanks.

Thought I'd take this chance were I have no DT post to show you this card I made for Ben's Nan to thank her for a lovely gift. I have used a stamp from Stamping Bella called Tiny Townie Bonnie Loves Bows  - I love this image and used the spots as the theme for the card. 

The Striped paper is from My Favourite things Just delightful Dots & Stripes Sorbet. To the bottom I added a panel of Spotty paper from My Minds Eye Black and Grey Necessities paper pad and I used another sheet to die cut the heart using a spellbinders nestibilities die. To mirror all the bows I tied a thin piece of ribbon around the edge of the heart.
I used a Lawn Fawn Big Scripty die to cut the word Thanks from pink satin card and added a few co-ordinating gems.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the lovely Bonnie -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral, spice and Baby pink cheeks.
Heart -  Red, Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal red
Skirt & Bow - Pink mittens, Cerise, Magenta & Vermillion
Bow & Underskirt - Lemon, Canary, Summer Sun & Gold.

Hair & Tights - Black, Ice Grey 5,4,& 3

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

I hope you like the card and don't forget if you want a specific card made personally to you - I may be able to help!
Thanks for stopping by - and don't forget there is still the competition running at Dr Digi

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Spring clean Sonia.

Morning - I hope you have all popped over to the Dr Digi facebook page and joined our little competition to win some freebies... if not get yourself there now... you just have to like and share the pinned post for a chance to win!!

Today I am sharing a card with you today that I made for a friends Mother in law who loves cleaning!! This image is from Dr Digi and called Spring Clean Sonia
So cleaning...? Personally I don't do much of it but luckily the other half does get some odd enjoyment from it. (Im too busy crafting!!) Are you planning a big spring cleaning frenzy??

I used a My Favourite things die cut to make the banner from mirri card and used Doodlebug letters to spell out the  name. I cut a section of paper from My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing collection and then glued a stripe of ribbon and the banner over the top. I used promarkers to colour the Make It Crafty die cut happy and glued the two layers together. I cut a section from a Happy Birthday clear sticker from Kaisercraft and added this to the ribbon.. Finally I added a row of gems across the top and a few scattered around the image.

I used these promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin -  Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Baby Pink cheeks and Powder Blue eyes.
Hair & mop - Chestnut, Raw Sienna, Caramel & Cinnamon.
Bucket, Apron & shoes - Blue greys
Gloves -Lemon, Canary & Summer Sun
Skirt - Fresh Bloom, Tropical Orchid, Wild Cranberry & Maroon.
Top - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Carmine
Bucket head & cloth -  Vanilla, Champagne & Linen

Thanks for stopping by... forget the spring clean... just go an play with your crafty stash and claim you are "sorting" it!!
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Me, Dr Digi & Making Cards Magazine.

Well.... who has seen it?? My first time in a printed magazine Making Cards! I was so excited to see the projects in print that I did for Dr Digi's House of Stamps.  (It's been a hard kept secret!) But here it is.... And to top it off - one of my cards is on the front cover!! There is also a great post over on the Dr Digi Facebook page....

I'm not going to go into detail of the recipes as I feel like this is covered by the magazine but I do want to show these fabulous images that I got to play with in a bit closer detail! Plus there is a 50% Discount code in the magazine for these images.

So here is Angling Andy -}

And the fabulous Aubery Bumblethope

And last but definitely not least - the wonderful Weekend Walter

I hope you enjoy seeing these pics and will use them as inspiration to get these images and create your own cards which we would love to see over at Dr Digi's facebook page.

We also have  a competition running at the Facebook page... you just need to like the page  and share the pinned post to be in with a chance to win some great digis of your choice!

Thanks for reading my self-indulgent post!!!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Animal Magic. I have used this fab image called Teamwork.

I printed my image and coloured it in with Promarkers before I die cut the edge with a My Favourite Things scalloped stitched edge die. To the side of this I cut a piece of striped grey paper from My Minds eye Necessity pad. I mounted it all onto Green satin card - you can't tell from this pic but it is even all the way around (My issue with balance would not allow it to be otherwise!!) But because I have raised the coloured image panel up using 3d foam - it is hidden a little! I tied neutral  twine around the entire panel before I glued it down. I then added some Heart from Wycinanka which I coloured using Promakers. I also did this on the "Believe" which is from Make it Crafty. I have to say I am a little bit obsessed with these double layered words!! Finally I added a little flag of green ribbon and a little Wooden embellishment from My Minds Eye.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Tree - Sandstone, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Walnut & Henna.
Grass - Leaf Green, Grass,  Emerald, Lush Green & Forest.
Pandas - Black & Blue Greys with Cocktail Pink ears & feet.
Bamboo - Linen & Forest Green.
Hearts - Red & Carmine.
Believe - Leaf Green, Grass & Emerald with Blue Grey 5 as base layer.
Finally I edged the entire image with Powder Blue which I then blended in to give a soft finish.

I would love to see all your makes with Animals included entered into the challenge.... Just look at the value of what you could win! Thats a fantastic prize and there are so many great images to choose from!!

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.
Liz (:(|)x