Sunday, 28 January 2018

Love from Valentine Derek

Morning -
Well what comes next in the Crafty calendar after Crimbo is done... Valentines! So I've had a little play with Valentine Derek from Dr Digi. I teamed him up with a Spellbinders nestibilities heart die cut from My Favourite Things Just delightful paper and layered some kraft & gold dot card behind it.

I added a die cut Love from gold mirri and added some gold hearts from Pink Fresh. Finally I added some ribbon and details with white pen.

I used Promarkers to colour Derek -
Skin - antique whit, blush, soft peach, coral & spice
Suit - cool greys & black
Flowers, bow tie & ribbon - poppy, ruby & burgundy
Chocs & flowers - baby pink & cerise
Leaves - forest green & lush green.

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

I hope you like this card and I think I would be quite happy with some chocolates and a bunch of flowers!!

All for now,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Casual Boy in Blue

Good Morning - we have a new challenge starting today on the challenge blog at The Paper Shelter. 
The theme is shades of blue so I used this gorgeous image called Casual Boy

I coloured him with my new copics (EEEKKK!!) and kept the colour scheme restricted. I used  the My Favourite things dies stitched wonky rectangle to cut the pattern paper panel from My Favourite things paper, just delightful hearts & stripes collection. I also used this paper to cut the greeting with a Lawn fawn Big scripty words die. The gold tag is from Hobby craft and I mounted the panel on gold also to tie it altogether. Finally I added the three blue star stikcers.

I hope you like him!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

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

The perfect day.

Morning - Have you seen the new challenge at I love promarkers -Our challenge is to use Embossing and the sponsor is Bugaboo. I have used an image called PoppiPenguin - Water Toy

I have used a Spellbinders embossing folder and I used Versa Mark inks to colour the waves which were die cut using My Favourite things scalloped stitched edge di. I used a  lawn fawn large stitched circle die, and attached it all together on a Round base card. I added some stardust stickles to the waves and finally a greeting sticker from Echo park Swim collection.

Looking forward to seeing all your entries into the challenge to win a fab prize!
Good luck!!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Some Bunny Loves You.

Hello -  Hopping by to show you my latest card for Dr Digi using the Cuddly Critters again. This one is called Rabbit. I'm trying to practice my fur colouring as its a bit of a sticking point for me so I coloured this little chap up with Prismacolor pencils on a Kraft card base. I also treated myself to a new white pen and wow - its brilliant!!
I thought would add a cute little sentiment and then I could use this as Valentines card... wonder who will be the (un)lucky recipient???

I used Echo Park Dot and Stripes collection paper and just cut little flags. And Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC to stamp the greeting.
My new with pen added the dots in his eyes, nose and a little on his teeth. The pen is a 0.7mm from Posca and its not a roller ball end so doesn't get clogged up by the waxiness of the pencils.

I used these pencils -
White, Cloud blue PC1023, PC904 - for white shading.
Fur - PC 1060, 1063, & 1065 which are  20% / 50% & 70% Cool grey .
I used Pink PC 929 & Blush pink PC 928 on his nose and ears.
For the grass I used various greens including PC 989 Chartreuse, PC913 Spring Green, PC912 Apple Green, PC 909 Grass Green.

Thanks for Hopping by!!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 15 January 2018

Keira Lilys arrived...

Afternoon - It's the first challenge of 2018 for All Dressed Up blog and I have made this card for my new niece (Is she my niece if its my Husbands sister's baby??)

The challenge is always anything goes with an All Dressed Up image and I have used Little Treasure

 The background paper is from Crate Paper - Little you and the Banner & mat are from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow. I also used this to paper piece some of the image. It is all mounted onto pink bazzill card. I used My Favourite things inside outside stitched square die on the image and a dienamics banner die for the name. The letters are from My Minds Eye essential collection. The numbers for the date of birth are from Doodlebug and I used a Spellbinders heart die and attached a little wooden elephant embellishment. I also added some little gems and some Wycinanka hearts which I filled a couple with Star dust stickles.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Warm grey 1 to 4
Baby pink & Pink Mittens
Tan, Linen & Nutmeg
Powder Blue.

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

Im pleased to say the new little family loved the card and Keira is growing bigger everyday.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Alistair the Alligator

Good .... Afternoon (Blimey where has this morning gone??!)

Todays Dr Digi card is using Alistair the Alligator. 
I've never coloured him up before and wanted to practice doing texture on his skin (Do Alligators have skin??) Anyways - I coloured him and them once the shading was added - I used white pen and the colourless blender pen to try and make him look a little "bumpy". I think it turned out ok although it maybe doesn't show as well on the photo as it does in real life.

The background paper is from My Favourite things Plaid Patterned Merry & Bright. The little flag greeting I cut from white card and stamped with Paper Smooches greeting. The three little green pearls are from Doodlebug.

I used these promarkers to colour Alistair -
Leaf green, Charteuse, Grass, Lush Green & Forest Green
Summer Sun, Gold, Orange 
His eyes are Cloud Blue
His claws were done with Cool Grey 1, 4 & 5

Right off to try and make this Sunday afternoon a little more productive than Sunday Morning (But relaxing and being lazy is what Suandays are for right?? )
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New beginnings

There is a new challenge starting today at The Paper Shelter blog and the theme is New Beginnings. I have used an image called A Papercraft fun 
The reason being that I got new pens for Christmas... I got my first set of COPICS! So excited.. I have umm'ed and argh'ed about them for ages as they are expensive but the Husband bought me a pack of skin tones and I was sold as soon as I used one - that brush nib!! Its brilliant! So I then bought another two sets. I'm still a long way from having a full set but I will get there eventually.

 The patterend paper is from Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection and I used a MFT Dienamics banner which I attached letters from Websters pages stickers on. I also used a die to die cut the "good times" The Image I die cut into a panel using  Mft wonky stitched rectangle. Finally  I added some enamel flowers from My Minds Eye Just Gorgeous collection.

I haven't recorded what Copics colours I used as I was just playing and experimenting really but I will start doing soon.

Im looking forward to seeing all your "new beginning" creations!
Liz (:(|)x

Thanks with Peonies

Morning everyone - the first challenge of 2018 has begun at I Love Promarkers. The theme is Thank You and it is sponsored by Ike's Art. 
I kept my card quite Clean and Simple and printed the image twice to layer it up slightly, which I hav tried to show on the second photo.  

 I used a corner rounder punch on the image and the gold mirri mat. I added gold pen on the dots and also in the middle of the flowers. I used gold mirri to die cut the Thanks 6 times and layered these together.
I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Leaves - Bright green, Emerald & Sea Green
Flowers - Maroon, Vermillion, Hot Pink & Cerise
Shading - Cloud Blue & Powder Blue.

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

I hope you like the way it has finished up and you are full of creativity to start 2018!!
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 8 January 2018

The Two of Us

So I have been loving  playing with this image and I know christmas is done but I still have so many images and ideas I want to play with. So I have been playing with this image from Stamping Bella  called Polar Bear and Mousie Stuffies and how it looks on Kraft.  I love this image as the size difference is about right for me and my Husband!
This first one I coloured used Prismacolour pencils and I am pleased with how it turned out. I think he looks quite fluffy!! I particularly love his little paws!! I added a little liquid pearls to make dots and a little stickles on the mouse' hat.

This one I coloured with promarkers and then fussy cut the image and attached it to the kraft base. The little strip of paper is from Lawn Fawn Snow Days. I added some red twine and a little chipboard snow flake

I hope you like them!
I have more Christmas to play with yet before I pack it away for another year so Sorry! (Not really sorry!!)
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Man about the house.

Hello - I hope you are all settled into 2018. We took our deccies down yesterday and the husband has cleaned the house from top to bottom today whilst I have been at work. He is very good at doing all that stuff which I am not so good at!!

But this card was made for the In Laws to give to there builder as a Thank You. They joked with him about the mess he made and that he brought dust with him to scatter around.  I have used this Dr Digi image called Man About the House

I covered the base card with patterned paper from Papermania and the greeting is from Pebbles. I used die cuts to cut out the tools from silver mirri card. The speech bubble was from Ikea and I wish I had better handwritting to use !! And I coloured the image with Promarkers.

Ok thats all from me for now and hoping now life is back to normal I can get a bit more interactive and get entering some challenges again - so thanks for being patient with me while it was all a bit hectic!!

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

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Beastie's Birthday

Hello -  My first post of 2018!  Happy New Year!
I made this card for my Goddaughter's birthday using a digi image called Dark Queen from Tiddly Inks
We always watch the film Maleficent together and this image that I used just reminded me of the film. The film is basically Sleeping Beauty but from the perspective of the Witch and it's really good!! She is the fairy Godmother and calls Sleeping Beauty "Her little Beastie"

I used a Friskars punch on a panel of My Favourite things Pinstripe in purple and I used the grey star paper from Pink Fresh Oh Joy collection which I used a MFT oval die to cut an panel. I added some gold letters and stars from Thickers and I used Lawn Fawn Harolds ABC to stamp "BEASTIE"

OOOO I almost forgot.... this was also the first outing for my new COPICS! I got a set for Christmas and was sold by just the black and Skin colours that I used on this card!! That brush nib just blows all the others away. So I immediately used some Christmas money and bought another 72!! I am still 100+ missing from my collection but... they will be mine!!! (MWAH HA HAH HA ... Evil laughter!)

I still used Promarkers too -
Cool greys
Purple & Wild Orchid
Raw Sienna, Cinnamon & Tan

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Tiddly Inks - Anything Goes with Tiddly Inks
Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital
Die cut divas - Use something new
Sweet Stamping - Anything New
Love to scrap - Anything Goes

I really love how she turned our and I am definitely (and I did resist for sooo long!!)  a convert to Copics - but I still love all my colour choice from my Promarkers!!

See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x