Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy Hogmanay

Happy New Years Eve... or Hogmanay if you are in Scotland. I'm not... we are actually at friends in Wales so we are Celtic at least. But I have always fancied a New Years celebration at a big Scottish Castle on a Loch!
 So here is Hamish McDougal to wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope 2018 is a fantastic time for you all!

I used promarkers to colour the image and I used My Favourite Things wonky stitched die cut frame. I use papers from Echo Park and stamped the greeting across the bottom.

So this is me - waving goodbye to 2017 and welcoming in 2018... lets hope it holds lots of happy times for all!
Liz (:(|)x

Stamping Bella for Mum

Evening  -  I still have lots of christmas card photos to create but as many were commissions I have to wait to post them so I am now playing catch up!

I love this gorgeous image from Stamping Bell. Ive been waiting to use this piece of gold foiled paper from Heidi Swapp for the perfect card and teamed with the Wycinanka chipboard that I coloured with promarkers and Spectrum noir sparkle pen.

The Greeting is from crate paper and the letter are thickers. I used stickles and sparkle on the image too.

I used promarkers to colour the image -
Ruby, Poppy & Burgundy
skin - usual
Hair - Henna, Walnut & Chestnut with cinnamon
Tree - Lush Green, Emerald and pine

I wouls like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - Add a sentiment
Pinspirational Challege - Christmas Photo

All for now!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas

So... it's Christmas Eve!! I think we are just about sorted! Its crazy so much time and preparation goes into one day!! I never feel ready no matter how early I start and I still have a  few friends that will be getting New Years cards instead of Christmas cards!!!

This card was made using Simple Santa  from Dr Digi and coloured with Promarkers. I die cut the frame using a My Favourite things scalloped die. All the papers are from Doodlebug as are the letters spelling out Mum and Dad. I used red mirri card to die cut the Merry Christmas. I also used some stickles on the fluffy trim on his clothing.

Right I have the last few little finishing touches to do... I have to go make fudge and a Nutella christmas tree!

Have a Merry Christmas and I will be back in 2018 if not before if Father Christmas brings me some crafty goodies to play with!!

Thanks for all your support and lovely comments through the year,
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 22 December 2017

Yappy Christmas at All Dressed Up

The second part of the new release from All dressed up has gone live and for this one I have been able to play with Christmas Pooch. I took the knitted jumper theme and used papers from Lawn Fawn and a knitted embossing folder to make the base card. The image was die cut using a My Favourite things die and mounted this onto red knitted paper. I used a martha stewart punch for the edge and the greeting is a stamp from My Favourite Things also. finally i added some Green stickles to the scarf.

I used promarkers to colour the pooch and tried to make him love textured using all the warm greys.

All from me for now -  be back soon with more christmas creations xx
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Chistmas shopping

Hello -  We have a joint team blog challenge for the next few weeks over the Christmas period at The Paper Shelter Blog.
The theme is Anything goes so there is no limit as to which images you could use to play along and the prizes as just as fab as ever. I have used this lovely images called  Holiday Shopping.

I have teamed it up with paper from Pink Fresh Oh Joy collection and I LOVE the blue in this collection. I used a greeting from Crate paper and used the stitched edge to line it up and match. I die cut the frame from Blue pearl card using a My Favourite things die and mounted the whole panel on to red card. And I left her pretty simple!

I used these promarkers -
Cool greys
Skin - as always!
Coat - Poppy, Ruby, Burgundy & Cool grey
Scarf - True blue, Egyptian blue &  Royal Blue /  True blue, Agean blue & Sky blue.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Passion for promarkers - add a sentiment

I hope you get some time to craft over the festive period and if I don't blog to you again - Have a lovely Christmas and New Year,
Best wishes,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Happy Christmas you Filthy Animal!

Ok so I am cheating a little as I am kind of using last weeks idea and doing it again but this time I used Double Bass Dougs christmas hat on Cuddly Critters Pig. 
I just couldn't get this saying out of my head! Its a christmas classic of a film to quote though. I did toy with the idea of putting the hat on the grumpy gorilla but figured a festive pig  was more in keeping with Christmas (I love crackling and pork pies and pigs in blankets etc...)

So the last minute dash is on to get all my christmas cards made and as usual it all my family cards that get left till last!!

The papers are all from Pebbles Holly Jolly papers and I used Lawn Fawn Harolds Abc stanps to do the greeting. The Merry Christmas is a die cut from green mirri. The Image panel and the mount are die cut from My favourite things double stitched oval dies.

I used promarkers to colour the image -
Baby Pink and Blossom with Warm grey 3 for shading.
Hat - Poppy, ruby & Burgundy with Leaf green and emerald.
Eyes - Powder blue and cloud blue
Bell - Gold and Canary.

Hope you like him and you still have time to get more cards made... keep going?!!
Liz (:(|)x

Girls Christmas Stocking.

Hello -  This is my latest card for the new challenge over at the All dressed Up challenge Blog. Its always anything goes as long as your creation uses an All Dressed up Image.
I have used an image called -

Girls Christmas Stocking

The papers are from Pink Fresh Oh Joy collection and I have used a Chippie from Make it Crafty which i coloured with Promarkers. 
I kept her very pink and sparkly as she is for a friends daughter. 

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

Hope you like her and will play along at the challenge. 
Liz x

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Troll

Good Morning  - Today is the start of a new challenge over at I love Promarkers.
The theme is Anything Goes and the sponsor is Bugaboo who have some wicked images. I have used an image called  Christmas Troll  to make a special card for my Goddaughter as Trolls are very trendy!

I went with the pink and sweet theme and these papers from Doodlebug were perfect!  The trim across the top is glittered and also from Doodlebug as is the candy brad at the top of the tag. I mounted everything on kraft card which matches the Gingerbread men and die cut a scalloped edge using a My Favourite things die and also a nestibilities dies to create the scalloped circle. I used green glittered letters to spell out the name and a small peel off which I coloured with promarkers to match. 
Finally on the sweets I added some glaze and some Cosmic shimmer glitter. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Hair - Vermillion, Shocking pink & Hot Pink  with white gel pen detail. 
Skin - Baby pink & Fuschia pink.
Dress - Lime Zest, Lime Twist & Grass.
Headband - Lush Green & Emerald. 
Powder Blue eyes. 
Poppy & Ruby on the sweets and candy cane. 

I love how she turned out and hope you do to. Looking forward to seeing all your cards in the Anything Goes theme 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Happy Hour Horace forced to be Festive.

Hello - A little earlier I posted this card over on the Dr Digi facebook page.
I've combined Happy Hour Horace with the hat from Double Bass Doug and forced him to celebrate christmas. I know a few people like Horrace!!

I covered the base card with patterned paper from Pebbles and mounted the image panel onto black card. I used a saying sticker from Kaisercraft which I thought was ironic!! I also used some glaze on the glass.

I used these promarkers to colour him -
Skin - Usual
Suit -  Warm Greys,
Hat - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy with Lime Green & Emerald with gold & canary bell.
Glass - Powder blue, linen froth, Raw Sienna & Mustard.

I hope Horace brings you some joy!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Paper Shelter 7th Birthday

Good Morning everyone and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. We are here to celebrate it's 7th Birthday on the 8th of December. It will be a two week challenge and both Design teams are taking part.  

 The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a Birthday / Celebration theme, which I'm sure you will all be keen to play along! 

If you have landed here from Patty Sue's Blog  then your going the right way... If not Don't forget to go right around the hop from the beginning as all the DT have created amazing inspiration with images from The Paper Shelter that you will not want to miss. Also each blog is offering one lucky commentor a digi of their choice as well as a main prize, details of which can be found on the
The Paper Shelter Blog

So here is my card... using this gorgeous image called The Glamorous Girls

The gorgeous gold background paper is from My Minds Eye Market Street pad and the gold letters are from American Crafts Thickers. The only other thing I have added is a few wraps of red Twine which I tied in a bow.
I used gold pen on the girls and these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour them -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Baby pink cheeks.
Hair & Dress  - Warm Greys
Dress - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Glasses - Powder blue
Hair - Raw Sienna, Sleigh Bells, Pineapple crush and Buttercup

From me you need to carry on hopping and go to Lena's Blog 
Don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance to win a fabulous digi of your choice

Good luck and keep Hopping!! 
Liz (:(|)x 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Party time with Photocopier Pheobe

Yep - Party season is on us.... every weekend at the mo and it's costing me a fortune!!! Luckily none of my parties take place anywhere near a photocopier or I reckon someone would think this was a good idea like Photocopier Pheobe (Yep - probably me!!)  

So this card was used by covering the base card with gold glittery card from Websters page - All that Glitters collection which I mounted onto red mirri card. The greeting is also from the same collection. I added a little ribbon and also a glittery peel off that I shaped with to be a banner.

I covered Pheobe's dress with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen as every girl needs some shimmer at Christmas right?!

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Pheobe -
Skin - Usual
Photocopier -  Warm Greys
Dress - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Hair -  Raw sienns, Cocoa, Chestnut & Henna
Glass- Cardinal red & Cloud blue.

Hope you all get to be a little bit naughty this festive season!!
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 2 December 2017

adu magic of christmas

Its the start of a new challenge on the All Dressed Up Facebook page and the theme is Warm Winter Wishes... I loved the sentiment on this paper so though it would be a great one to team up with ADU image called Merry & Bright

I hope you've all grabbed our freebie as part of the Kit and Clowder Advent calender and can't wait to see lots of entries on the facebook and blog challenge!!!

Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Stamping Bella Andy & Nikki's Wedding.

I made this card recently for a special Wedding we were invited to.
The image is a stamp from Stamping Bella called Uptown couple Brett & Brenda get married. I cut around the image and used 3d foam to attach them to the card. I covered the base card with paper from Tilda Flower Garden. I used a little stripe of pale lace ribbon and added the wooden Wycinikca hearts which I filled with Diamond stickles.  The card was personalised using letters and numbers from My Minds Eye and I added a wooden LOVE.  I used Wink Of Stella in white on the dress to make it sparkle along with more Stickles.

I used these promarkers & flexamarkers to colour the image -
Skin -  Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & spice.
Dress - Blossom & Baby pink.
Hair -  Cinnamon, Pineapple crush & Sandstone. .
Suit - Warm Greys
Flowers - leaf green, Poppy, Burgundy & Baby Pink .

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

All for now,
Liz (:(|)x