Sunday, 29 October 2017

Wizarding times

Afternoon - Im a bit late posting today. We went to a 40th last night and so this morning I got up and went for a run. The weather was nice so I did a bit of gardening whilst I had chance. So they are my excuses!!

So on with the cards.... Todays post for Dr Digi is using Spells for beginners. 
to celebrate Halloween (Although we don't actually do Halloween - when did it get to be such a massive thing here in the UK?)

All the papers are from Doodlebug boos and brews collection and I've used some nestibilities star dies and a star boarder die from Sunny Studio. I cut the image out using a My Favourite things double stitched dies and coloured the image with promarkers - I added some white and gold pen to the crystal ball to make it shine.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Hat and gown - Orchid, Wild Orchid & Aubergine.
Book & Staff -  Sandstone, Cinnamon & cocoa
Beard - Warm Grey 2 - 5
Belt & Ball -  Lime Zest, Lime Twist & Pear green

Well thats all from me ... its already dark so time to get cosy!!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Halloween Spell

Morning - the new theme for challenge this week at The Paper Shelter is Halloween so I have used this image called Halloween Spell.
I went with traditional colours of orange, green and purple - using patterned papers from Doodlebyg Boos & Brews collection.

I used a My Favourite things double stitched oval die to cut the image out and Spellbinders nestibilities star dies. The star boarder is a die from Sunny Studio and I used some eyes washi tape from Little B. I added some glaze and Cosmic shimmer on the cauldron bubbles and finally added some emanel dots.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - usual combo
Cauldron - Cool greys 2 to 5
Bubbles - Lime Zest, Lime Green & Moss green
Dress & hat - Wild Orchid & Aubergine
Pumpkins - Canary, Gold & Mandarin

Hope you will all join in as just look what amazing prize you could win -

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

Card Mania - Colour challenge
Die Duttin Divas - halloween
Passion for promarkers - Halloween
Come and get it challenge - Add a Pumpkin
A gem of a challenge - Halloween
Allsorts - Halloween
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pumpkins

Thanks for dropping in - Leave me a little message to say Hi
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Christmas Penguin

Hello! I'm back with some more inspiration using the new release images from All Dressed Up. You can see them all on the facebook page and over at the blog. This one I've been playing with is called Christmas Penguin You can get your mitts on them at the Etsy shop.

The striped background paper with the heart and greeting are from Lawn Fawn Snow day collection whilst the patterned papers are from Lawn Fawn Knit Picky collection. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch on the green paper and added a thin strip of red mirri card to give the knitted paper a boarder.

I die cut the image with Lawn Fawn Stitched circle die and then added some stickles around the image to make it shimmer like frost. I attached some white pompom trim and finally a little sparkly snowflake.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Powder Blue
Cinnamon & Henna
Cool Grey 2 - 5
Mandarin & Canary
Forest green & Grass.

Hope you like my creation with this lovely new image.
Liz (:(|)x

Wild Onesie Wynona

Morning - I had fun making this one! This is Onesie Wynona and I just knew I had to use this paper with her! I reckon she'd be a right Cougar..Lol!
These days I would happily spend my nights in my Onesie rather than going out for a night and I do love a singsong!

The paper is from Kaisercraft Say Ahola and it has a texture with the black markings being glossy. This actually made it really hard to shade but think shows up enough to give her some definition. I used My favourite things letter dies with the same paper to die cut Wild and stamped the greeting either side. The stamps are also from MFT and called Essential sentiments.
 I used a My Favourite things Scalloped stitched edge die on the card front and also on pink mirri card.
I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice
Baby Pink, Carmine & Hot Pink
Warm greys 1 to 5

Have a lovely Sunday - Hope your not all getting battered too much by Storm Brian!
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Tiddly Inks - Sloth Hugs

Here is my third and final entry into the Tiddly Inks 2:3 Challenge  and I had so much fun colouring this image. I have been wanting a long fur to colour for a while after seeing a tutorial by Annabel at Cartway Cards where she showed how to achieve this effect with Prismacolor pencils. And I have to say I am chuffed with how well he has turned out! The image is from Tiddly Inks called Sloth's life.

I used a Kraft card base and added a panel of Fauna paper from Doodlebug. I die cut the image panel with a My Favourite things scalloped stitched edge and tied some twine around the edge before using 3d foam to adhere it with some extra dimension. I coloured some little chipboard heart and the double Hugs word with promarkers. I also used some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the word to give it some extra shimmer.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - ANYTHING GOES

So this will  also be entered into the Tiddy inks challenge - Look at this wicked prize!!

All for now - Good luck to everyone entering, 
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Girlie Winterlight Wynn

Hello - I'm back again today to share my second creation for the Tiddly Inks 2:3 Challenge. 
This one is for the second theme of Girlie Girl and what could be more girlie that pink, shimmer and gems. It is quite rare for me to do muted tones but I really love the natural and soft look of this using the filigree card base from Papermania. This image from Tiddly Inks is called Winterlight Wishes

I've included a closer picture so you can see the lovely shimmer on the polar bear which I got using a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen and a little stickles. The ribbon and wooden embellisment are for Hobby craft. The pink background paper is from Pink Fresh Oh Joy collection which I think is my favourite so for Christmas papers.

I coloured the image using promarkers - A little powder blue on the polar bear and Blossom and baby pink on Wynn's clothes. I used warm greys on her hair and the fox.

Just look at this amazing prize... how much fun I could have spending this!!! FINGERS CROSSED! 
All for now and Ill be back tomorrow with my last card for the 2:3 challenge.
Liz (:(|)x

Birthday Monsters

Today is the start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers and our theme is Birthdays -Easy right!! So no excuses not to get your entries in!! We are sponsored by Bugaboo and I've used this fab image called Birthday Monsters 


All the patterned papers are from Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray collection.  The image was cut out with a Lawn fawn circle die which I trimed down to the stitched detail so I could mat it onto the orange die cut. I cut the tag by hand and punched a hole to feed the ribbon through which I tied with some twine. I used glaze and cosmic shimmer on the balloons and added some googly eyes to the monsters, The greeting is a clear sticker from Kaisercraft and the other letters are from Doodlebug. I used a little silver and white pen to add details and finally a few little stars scattered around.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Aquamarine, Oasis & Frosted Jade.
True Blue, Royal Blue, Egyptian Blue & Sky Blue 
Canary, Gold & Mandarin
Lime Zest, Lime Twist, Lime Green & Pear Green 

Hope you like this colourful card
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tiddly Inks - Fuschias

Hello - I am sharing this post with you as there is a fab challenge over at the Tiddly Inks blog. There is a fantastic prize on offer and they have such lovely images. This is a link to the challenge for all the details - Tiddly Inks 2:3 Challenge 

I am entering all 3 catergories and this one is for the Floral category and is called Mama's Fuchsias

 I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the flowers and mounted them on to mirri card. I added a few little co-ordinating gems and a die cut greeting which I layered to give it some dimension.

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

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

Monday, 16 October 2017

Uptown Girl Monique loves Macarons.

Hello - did this card for the Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella and used Uptown Girl Monique loves Macarons.
I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and then added some dots with white pen and some stickles on the Macarons.

I used My Favourite things inside outside stitched dies to create the panels and layered them all together on Kraft. The Papers are from Doodlebug Kraft in colour collection.

Hope you like her... I can't decide on a sentiment so any ideas be gratefully received!!

Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

ADU Feed the birds

There is a new challenge starting over at All Dressed Up and as always the theme is anything goes as long as it is using an All Dressed Up Image. Ive used Feed the Birds

Now I coloured this image up whilst I was on our little holiday in the glamping lodge- I was sitting by the log burner , colouring by virtually candle light and drinking red wine feeling all snug and autumnal. (I've added a few pics as its an indulgent memory for me!! ) Today - a month later and the weather is warmer at 18 degrees and I'm sitting in a t-shirt! What is going on!!??

I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the image and I die cut it with a spellbinders die. The edge of the patterned paper I did with a punch from Woodware. The paper is from My Favourite things and the background paper has wood grain effect and is from Bazzill basics. I added a wooden embellishment leaf and little bird and finally tied some twine in a bow and secured it with a matte enamel dot sprinkle from Doodlebug.

I tell you there are million worst places to colour! I would love to go back - reckon I could quite happily life a simple life!!

All for now - looking forward to seeing lots of enteries!!
Liz (:(|)x

Alpaca the Wine.

 Good Morning - Now you all know I love a pun - especially when an animal is involved too.... So here is Alice the Alpaca from Dr Digi -  sending her Happy Birthday wishes along with some celebratory wine!

I used two different colours of pompom trim  to keep a Peruvian theme (Are Alpaca's from Peru? and whats the difference between an Alpaca and a Llama??) along with the geometric patterened paper from My My Minds eye Jubilee Tangerine collection.

I cut the pattern panel and image using a My Favourite Things die called Wonky Stitched rectangle and then used stamps from Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC before finishing the card off with some co-ordinating enamel dots.

I only used a handful of promarker pens to colour the image -
Warm Grey  1 to 5
Surf Blue & Powder blue
Coral, Baby Pink & Blossom

Have a great Sunday... Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Hello - Sorry Im a bit late posting this today... but there is a new challenge going live at The Paper Shelter today and the theme is Music and Dance. I have been waiting for a chance to colour up this fab image which is called Tango!

The background paper is from My Favourite things and the pad is Black & white basics. I used some red mirri card to cut some music notes from MFT note dies and also used black and gold mirri to die cut the skyline.
I added a chipboard greeting from Make it Crafty which I coloured with Ruby and Black promarkers and then covered with Spectrum noir clear sparkle pen for a bit of shimmer. Finally the whole image panel was mounted onto a gold mirri mat.
I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and kept it very monotone - just adding a little glow from the light and a dot of Stickles on the light bulb.

Im pleased with how she turned out as I really wanted to get the sense of night time and being a bit sultry!!
Be great to see all your entries into the challenge and just look at the amazing prize!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Back soon with more creations,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Take a Hike

Morning - having a little break from Chirstmas... I saw these papers from American Crafts Creekside collection  and thought they were perfect for this image, which is called Faldaree Deirdery Dunderton from Dr Digi.
I love the autumn - especially the days that are dry but cold and crisp so last weekend we went to a local country park for a wander with the deer.

I used Prisma color pencils to colour the image and then cut around her. I mounted the paper panel on to mustard yellow and red Bazzill card and tied a little twine around the top. I added the bag charm to the twine before I glued it all in place.

Hope you like the card and get chance to get some fresh air this weekend.
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Christmas Hair Do

Hello - the new release has gone live at All Dressed up.... ooo I love the new images!! I got to play with this little beauty called Christmas Hair Do!

I kept it all simple using a piece of Pink Fresh paper from the Oh Joy collection. I added some Spectrum noir clear sparkle brush pen to the paper and also some gems and pearls over some of the dots and also on the antlers and holly.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral, spice & cocktail pink.
Hair - Warm greys & black
Leaves - Forest Green & Holly
Baubles & Scarf - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Top & Headband - Duck egg & Denim blue
Antlers - Tan, Cinnamon & Cocoa
Bird - Henna & Cocoa

Pop over to the All dressed up blog to see more inspiration and the other new releases.

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

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

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Krayzee Katz

Morning - its the start of a new challenge over at I love promarkers and sponsored by Ikes Art. I have used an image called   Krayzee Katz the theme is to use dies.

I covered the base with card with paper from Crate Paper On Trend. I die cut the image with My Favourite things wonky stitched die and went over the stitching with silver pen, which I  also used to colour the image. I also used silver mirri to die cut the leaves from MFT and Paper smooches Happy Birthday and another die from Marianne design to create the red mirri flower. Finally I added a thin strip of silver washi tape. 

I used these flexmarkers and Promarkers to colour the image -
Pastel green & Frosted Jade
Blue pearl, Violet & Prussian
Poppy & Cardinal Red. 

That's all from me for now, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Stamping Bella - Flower Fairy for Amy

I made this card for the Sister -in -laws birthday and coloured it whilst we were away for the o'th halves birthday in the lodge using Prisma Color pencils.

The image is from Stamping Bella and is called Tiny Townie Garden Girl Sweet Pea

Other than colouring the image and fussy cutting around her - I kept it simple. I used a scalloped edge die on a panel of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper and I die cut a gold frame using a My Favourite Thing scalloped edge frame. The greeting is a gold rub on from Pebbles and finally I added some co-ordinating enamel dots from Doodlebug.

I would like to enter this card into the folllowing challenge.

Passion for Promarkers - Rainbow colours
Stamping Bella - Free form 

All for now from me. Back again soon.
Liz (:(|)x

Christmas Chris in print.

This is the final card from Making Cards Magazine. I've used Christmas Chris who is one of my favourite Christmas images from Dr Digi. Don't miss your chance to get you discount code from the article.

I used Doodlebug North Pole paper to create the background panel and mounted this with red mirri. I used a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud stitched Boarder die on the image panel and mounted this on red mirri also. I used a sentiments panel from Craftwork Cards and attached a felt holly embellishment and some Doodlebug Holly sprinkles.

This card has used the following Promarkers and Flexmarkers –

Skin – Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice, with Baby Pink Cheeks.
Antlers & Tummy – Saffron & Tan.
Nose - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy.
Onesie – Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa & Henna
Pudding – Aubergine, Walnut & Tan with Lush Green and Leaf green leaves.
Hooves – Warm Greys
Eyes – Powder Blue.

I hope you have enjoyed your Christmas inspiration... think I am well in the stride now with all christmas papers out. It is only 11 weeks away and they are already selling selection packs in the shops!!

Liz (:(|)x