Friday, 29 September 2017

Chocolate is always the answer

Hey - I have been playing along with Stamping Bella  and made this card using Edna loves Chocolate Seeing as it was all about the chocolate - I themed it with purple that reminded me of Cadburys wrappers and Dairy milk!!

I cut a panel of purple spotty paper from Doodlebug Kraft in colour collection which I die cut with a  My Favourite things scalloped edge die. I also used a double stitched oval die to cut out the image which I stuck to the base card with 3d foam. The Thank you sticker is from Pebbles which I cut down slightly to fit in better. 

I added a spotty co-ordinating button which I tied with the red twine. I stamped the greeting and then used promarkers to colour a chocolate Peel Offs and then added some little heart gems from Hobbycraft.

This is a bit of a close up to show you the sparkle on her wings from Spectrum Noit Sparkle pen.

I used these Promarkers to colour Edna -

Skin- Usual
Hair - Saffron, Cinnamon, Henna & Walnut
Wings - Powder Blue & Blue pearl
Clothes - Wild Orchid, Boysenberry & Aubergine
Chocs - Walnut, Saffron, Cool grey, Umber
Poppy & Burgundy
Leaf Green and Grass.

I hope you like her - I reckon I probably look at chocolate as adoringly as Edna!!
Have a good day,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Elliot & Elvis posing in print.

Morning - this is Elliot and Elvis. They are Elves! And they feature in the current article in Making Cards that includes a Doctor Digi discount code! Did you know its only 91 days till Christmas? It will be here in no time so use this to get organized with your Christmas cards.

I used a Square Card blank to make a mountain folder card and covered it in papers from Doodlebug North Pole paper & Kraft in colour collection. Across the front I added a strip of green ribbon and some matte enamel sprinkles from Doodlebug. 
I used promarkers &  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to colour a Make It Crafty layered sentiment Merry and teamed this with a Kaiser Craft Clear Stickers – Merry Christmas.I die cut the image panel using My Favourite Things Double stitched Oval die and mounted this onto Black card. I also used a little gold & white pen to add some details.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -

Skin – Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice, with Baby Pink Cheeks.
Trousers & Gloves – Grass, Forest Green & Pine.
Tops – Lime Zest, Lime Green & Pear Green.
Bow, Waistcoats & Hats – Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy.
Shoes – Warm greys.

That's all for me... got to make the most for the next 91 days!!
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The Paper Shelter - Autumn Beauty

Sorry Im a little late posting this card for The Paper Shelter, (Afternoon shifts always ruin my plans!!) The new challenge theme is Autumn colours - not nec a Autumn image though I have used this one called  Autumn Beauty.

I used prismacolours to colour the image and printed some digital papers from Whimsy stamps onto a textured gloss paper. I used a pebbles rub on and mounted the image onto co-ordinations core colour card which i sanded back slightly so the purple just begins to show through.

I used a small acorn charm and three different colour ribbons to finish the card.

Hope you like her and all join in with the challenge.
Liz xx

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Flossie Bumblethorpe

Hello - There is a new challenge starting today at I love Promarkers and it is sponsored by Dr Digi with an Anything Goes theme!! I have had fun colouring and creating this card using a huge print out of  Flossie Bumblethorpe 

I printed Flossie out supersized as I was lacking in a bit of inspiration as to what to do for my card this week. I then paper pieced her dress with patterned paper from Basic Grey Urban Prairie Paper. The only other things I have added are some red papermania gems and a resin flower! I doodled a frame around the image and mounted it on black card. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Flossie - 
Skin - usual
Hat & Bag - Raw Sienna, Cinnamon & Cocoa
Hair & Walking frame - Cool grey 1 to 5 and black
Berries - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Trim - Oasis & Pastel Green. 

I really like how she turned out - I reckon Flossie is a bit of a force to be reckoned with!! 

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

Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Dr Digi in Making Cards Magazine.

So I can finally reveal that I have had the cards that I made using Dr Digi images published in  Making Cards Magazine which is out now. In the magazine is a discount code for your to get these fab Christmas images...

 I used a DoCrafts 12 Days of Christmas Filigree Card blank amd covered the inside with Lawn Fawn Snow day patterened paper. I printed the image which is called Simple Santa onto Super smooth card and coloured the image with Promarkers. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn stitiched circle die and attached it to the middle of the card. I used the same die to get the correct shape – arrange the letters from an Alphabet stamp setcalled Harolds Abc into an arc on a stamp block and stamp onto the image panel using Memento Ink. I added some Amercian Crafts Ribbon and then added the greeting from Craftworks cards onto a punched circle. I used diamond stickles to add some sparkle to the snowman and finally added a Holly leaf embellishment from Hobbycraft.

I used these Promarkers and Flexmarkers –
Skin – Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice, with Baby Pink Cheeks.
Trousers & Scarf - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy.
Scarf & Leaves – Emerald, Forest Green, Pine & Holly.
Snowman – Powder Blue
Stick – Cinnamon & Cocoa
Carrot nose – Orange, Bright Orange & Gold.
Beard, Boots, Hat & Phone – Cool Greys 1 to 5

I will post the other cards another time but for now I hope this encourages you to go and get the mag and the images,
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 15 September 2017

All dressed new challenge September

Hello -  Today is the start of the new monthly challenge at All Dressed Up and I have used one of the stamps designed by Wendy for LDRS and this one is called What's your style - Ready to party. I stamped the image with Memento ink and cut around her.

I used a  My Favourite things dies  double stitched oval die to cut panels from Simple stories Vintage Bliss paper pad. I cut a strip of yellow ribbon and glued them both in position. I added a greeting from Pebbles and some enamel dots from My Minds Eye Hello Gorgeous collection.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple Crush & Sleigh Bells
Dress - Rose Peach, Soft Peach & Light Fawn
Tights - Warm grey 1 to 4
I edged her with Aquamarine and used a little gold on her buttons.

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

I hope you will all play along and don't forget we still have our special Childrens crafting challenge running.
See you all soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

So classy

Morning - We have a new challenge starting at The Paper Shelter and the theme is embossing. I have used an image called  So classy. Isn't he a daper fellow! 

I covered a round base card with patterned paper and embossed some mirri board using an embossing folder. I also die cut and embossed the city scape which I glued in place and sealed with a ribbon from American Crafts. The letters are from Cosmo Cricket and I made them fit the oval panel.

I used these Promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Suit - Linen, Champagne & Praline
Hair - Warm Grey 3 & 5
Car - Black, Cool greys 1 to 5, Frosted jade & Pastel Green
I also used silver and gold pen to add details to the car.

I would love to see your creations - And any type of embossing is allowed.... Just look at what you could win...

Thanks for stopping by - See you soon,
Liz xx

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Ben's 40th Birthday

Hello - Today is my Husbands (still odd saying that!) 40th Birthday and I have planned a surprise trip for us in the near future to a Glamping lodge. It is luxury under canvas!! When Dr Digi released this new image - Well I just knew it was perfect for his Birthday card... This image is called Rub-A-Dud-Dub

 And these are the inspiration photos of the lodge!! How amazing does this look... The only thing I'm worried about is the weather but there is a log burning stove to keep us warm so fingers crossed it stays dry!

 I hope it is a fab as it looks but all the reviews suggest it will be!!! I'll let you know when I've been!!
Happy Birthday Ben and here's to a lovely relaxing break.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Reindeer Yuletide

 Morning - A new Challenge is starting over at I love Promarkers today. This week’s theme is Animals  and the sponsor is  Little Miss Muffet, The Prize for the lucky winner is a $6 voucher

I have used this image called  Reindeer Yuletide.  which I was lucky enough to be able to chose for the DT. There are few different Reindeers like this so it was tricky to pick which one to use

I treated myself to some of the new Lawn Fawn paper pads and got this one call Knit Picky. I think it will get lots of use for my Christmas cards. The die cut greeting is also from Lawn Fawn - Big scripty words which i glued to Kraft card. The only other thing I have used to make this card is a gold pen on the wreath and some red & green card to mount the image panel. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -  
Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Holly & Lush Green 
Grass, Emerald &Forest Green
Cloud Blue & Powder Blue. 
Ears  - Baby pink
Reindeer - Tan, Cocoa, Cinnamon & Henna / Light Fawn & Saffron

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

That's all from me for now - Looking forward to seeing lots of entries as Animals is always a popular theme. 
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Feeing spoilt - Kit & Clowder event

Hello - We have a special event happening this weekend along side the party at Kit & Clowder. 

And part of this event is that this image is being given away for FREE!!! She is just gorgeous and called Feeling Spoilt. 
You can see all the details of the event at the Facebook page

I made this card for my Friends 40th and used a little die cut to cut the numbers from the patterend paper. The paper is from Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm pad and I used a My Favourite things scalloped edge die to cut the paper. I added some twine around the top and tied a bow which I glued in place and sealing with a little red heart from Hobbycraft.

The happy Birthday sticker is Kaiser craft .

I used these promarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Satin.
Hair - Sleigh Bells, Raw Sienna, Pineapple crush & Buttercup
Dress - Sky Blue, True Blue, Royal blue & Egyptian Blue.
Cocktail pink present and drink
Poppy & Leaf green rose.

Hope you are all enjoying the party !
Liz (:(|)x