Thursday, 15 August 2019

All dressed up new challenge #96

Have you popped over to the All Dressed Up Blog Challenge yet to see the new Challenge inspiration? The DT has outdone themselves!!
I have played with an image called Pool Ready for my card as it went perfectly with the paper from Doodlebug. I also used a greeting sticker from Pebbles
Hope you like her !
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Skull and Roses

Morning  -
The Paper Shelter challenges are back after there Summer Break. And the first challenge theme is Punches and dies. I have used this image called - Mysterious Skull and Roses and  used lots of different dies.

I hope you like my card and will join along with the challenge.
See you all soon back here!
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Dr Digi catch up !

Hello - I'm sorry I have missed the last few Sundays posting my Dr Digi Design team cards here. I still post every Sunday on Facebook and always mean to post here too but often end up rushing around and forget.
So here is my last two weeks using Morag the Moo and Rocky
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

You're Cool

Good Morning
 It's the start of our little summer break at The Paper Shelter and the theme for the extra long challenge is Anything goes. I've gone with the holiday summer theme by using Ice Cream Man.
I put him with the perfect Ice Cream cone paper and coloured it in pinks and mint greens. I added some pink pom pom trim that reminded me of scooped Ice cream and added some twine with an ice cream cone charm attached. Finally I stamped the You're cool onto the chippie flag.  

I could live off Ice Cream at the moment in this amazing heat wave!

So you have extra time to join the challenge this time and I know its school hols but why not get the kids creating too... Great way to spend an afternoon and its free!!

See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Cracker image for a Pun

Morning - 
Have you seen this new image yet from Dr Digi. Its called Safecracker Sam. 
I enjoyed colouring him as I got to practice my Black shading. Using a little trick I had learnt at a copic class of leaving a small lighter edge to show some the depth.
And you know I love a pun so what better than this "Cracker" but I do wonder if Sam got much swag? 
 The paper is from My favourite things and I mounted the image onto black card. I used green lettters from Doodlebug and some silver and black letters from Hobbycraft. 
Have a fab Sunday peeps, See you next week
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 15 July 2019

new All Dressed Up Challenge

OOPs - I forgot to post this.... this is my new card for the new All Dressed Up Challenge on the blog. The theme is always Anything goes with an ADU image and I used one of the new rubber stamps from Crafteezee - called  Looking good.
I wanted to practice my Black colouring and am pleased with how they have turned out, 

Hope you like it and will play along,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Lazy Days Of Summer

How is the weather doing round your way? Yesterday was our local parade day and it turned out nice but today is expected to be the mo its quite cloudy but warm. Im not sure its suitable for
Paddling Pool Peggy from Dr Digi to lounge in like on this picture. And regardless... I have to empty and sort out under the stairs whilst we still have the skip on the drive. So no lazy days of Summer for me at the mo!!
Hope your get a chance to relax today - that's what Sundays are for!

I coloured Peggy with Copics and the paper & greeting sticker is from Echo Park I love Sunshine collection. I used a My Favourite things scalloped edge die to cut the blue paper and a posca pen to add dots to Peggys swimsuit.

Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Trekking Girl

Hello -
There is a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Holidays. I used this image called
Trekking Girl
I really struggle to not go full bold colour on everything... so I'm pleased with the soft tones I managed to stick to with this card.  I teamed it with kraft card and a grey boarder to match the font. I kept it simple but I think its a cute card.

Thanks for visiting my blog - its appreciated,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Cheeky cocktails

Hello !
Have you seen the New All dressed up images? Once again they are fab! They are every month!!
This time I played with an image called Fruitti Tutti. I actually picked this one as I knew I had the perfect paper to go with it!! This paper is so lovely!!
I used a chippie from Make it crafty and coloured it to match with copics. 

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

Monday, 1 July 2019

All Dressed Up Copic Challenge July 2019

It is the 1st July! It will soon be Christmas... (EEK -Should I have started making Christmas Cards??) So it does mean that there is a new challenge over at Copic UK and this months optional theme is to use An All Dressed Up Image... This is to celebrate the new Rubber stamps that have been released and are available from Crafteezee but these fabulous images are also available from the All Dressed Up Stamps store on Etsy (And there are also some freebies on the the All Dressed Up blog... #enabler!) 

Of course the theme is always an optional extra and we love to see any creation using copics so with all these mediums covered there really is no excuse to not join in for your chance to win a prize from our Faye.

I have played with this rubber stamp called Time to Shine. 
I used vellum over the base card and a star die cut with pink satin card. I covered the glass with glaze and sprinkled a little cosmic shimmer to give it a little sparkle.
I also made this card with the new rubber stamps and haven't shown this card yet. This image is called What to wear.
I used a greeting from Pebbles and added a couple of red gems to copy the gold dots. I also added some red ribbon.

Right that's all for now. I hope you get to join in the Copic challenge or the All dressed up blog challenge which is always an Anything goes theme as long as you use an All Dressed Up image. 
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Joy for Happy Hour Horrace.

Happy Hour Horrace from Dr Digi

Digital Backgrounds

The new challenge at the Paper Shelter is a Digi theme. Now this could just be a digital image but I decided to do something I've not done for a while and made a card without a coloured image. So I used the background papers from Wearing Spring
I printed them out a few times and cut less and less from each layer before I used 3d foam to attach them.

I mounted the background onto some grey card and added some Wink of Stella clear on to some of the leaves. Finally I used a Make It Crafty chippie and coloured the base layer in a matching grey colour with copics (I had to get them in somewhere right!!?) I think it looks quite effective over all and shows how many uses there are with the image packages from The Paper Shelter not just the individual image alone!! 

Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Enjoy the summer

EEK! Seems I completely to have missed posting this card from a couple of weeks ago!! It was for the last The Paper Shelter Challenge  and I used an image called Enjoy the Summer

 So sorry Im late!!
Hope you like my creation xx

Enchanted Rockability

There is a new challenge starting today at  The Paper Shelter Challenge and the theme this week is Ribbones and Buttons. I have used an image called Enchanted Rockability

I hope you like her and will join in with our challenge. 
Liz xx

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Thanks Dad

Morning -
So next weekend is Fathers Day here in the UK so I made this card for My Dad (Don't worry he won't see this!) I've used Dunderton Decorators Ltd from Dr DIGI along with some paint splatter stamps I have from My Favourite Things.
The letters are from Doodlebug and the Thanks is stamped from Paper Smooches set. I also used some glaze over the paint and sprinkled in some cosmic shimmer glitter to try and make it look wet. What little top tips do you have to give your card a little bit extra?

I'm posting this card this week as next weekend we kick of a really special celebration at Dr Digi and you will definitely want to check back to find out whats going on!! #Teaser!!!

Thanks for stopping by and see you next week!
Liz (:(|)X

Friday, 7 June 2019

Vicky's Kids

Hello -
today sees our latest release at All Dressed Up stamps. We are so lucky to have so much talent on the design team but Wendy who owns and draws this fab images is so generous that she even tackles our custom requests!! This image called Billy Goat Wendy created after I told her my sister had got some miniture goats and Id love a Goat image I could use for her upcoming birthday card!! Wendy produced this beauty!!!!
How many people can say they got the birthday card image drawn especially with them in mind??

I coloured the image with copics and added some texture fur to the Goat with prismacolour pencils. I die cut the image with a lawn fawn circle die and added a stamped greeting and some foam letters. Finally I added some die cut flowers and a gem.

These are my Sisters goats... they join the two sheep and have recently also been joined with two Donkeys!!

 So thats all from me - have a great weekend,
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Blue and yellow Copic challenge.


It is the 1st June!! How did that happen? But is does mean the new challenge has started over at Copic UK and this months theme is to use Blue & Yellow. I've used this fab curvy girl image from Stamping Bella and teamed her up with paper from My Favourite things
I used a Make It Crafty Chipboard greeting which I coloured with Copics. I also added some Clear wink of Stella but Im not sure you can see the sparkle too much on this photo. 

Well I hope you like her and will all join in the challenge,

Have a great weekend
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 27 May 2019

Wryn Spring Bling dots.

Evening all
I've been playing with Tiddly Inks image called Wryn Spring Bling to join the Tiddly Inks polka dots challenge  so I went all out spotty.... 

I went with the purple and yellow colour scheme and the little bit of minty green and stuck with the dotty theme with the circle dies. To finish I added a few little purple pearls. 

Hope you like her 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Pansy Potter

Afternoon - Im a bit late posting for Dr Digi today as we had a little party last night to watch Eurovision so everything is being done in slow motion today and I forgot I hadn't schedule my posts.. D'oh. Think maybe I have pickled a few brain cells!!

So this is Pansy Potter

I've used her name as inspiration so coloured her purples and yellows like Pansy's and used this lovely flowery paper.

I hope you like her and enjoy whats left of Sunday.
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Autumn or Spring Girl?

Evening - Challenge #93 has begun at All Dressed Up blog and for this month I have coloured this image called Autumn Girl. 
But I thought she was also a perfect image for spring with her lovely scarf and denim skirt. I teamed her up with a denim frame I cut using a MyFfavourite Things scalloped die.  And then one of those rare things happen where I remembers something in my stash... these matching Thickers letters in the same animal print which is so "On trend" right now.

I hope you like her and will join in with our challenge.
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 13 May 2019

Little Mermaid

There is a new challenge starting today at  The Paper Shelter Challenge and the theme this week is Lace & Pearls. I have used an image called Little Mermaid on Vacation

The coral papers are just beautiful and is from ... I used die cuts from Marianne designs for the shells and My Favourite things dies for the seaweed leaves. I added a pearl in the clam shell and a pearl swirl around the top.

I coloured the image with Copics and used stickles on her tail.  Finally I added the frame and put a band of lace on the folded edge of the base card. 

I hope you like her and will all join in the challenge, 
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 10 May 2019

Curvy Yellow birthday

Afternoon... I love love love this image from Stamping bella called Curvy girl bride rubber stamps
that I was lucky enough to get my sticky fingers on in the new release at Dies to die for. 
(Fab shop that I highly recommend btw)
Now I know its supposed to be a wedding dress but I don't need to make any of those at the mo and really wanted to colour this up so I went rouge and did the dress yellow! Possibly my favourite colour - its so happy!! I  went with a completely different background colour to make the yellow pop even more and used this gorgeous pink wash paper from Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection.

I coloured the image with copics and used a little stickles on her ribbon which I have tried to show in the picture below. I did some serious pleatage practice with this one on the skirt but think they look pretty good. I  went with a completely different background colour to make the yellow pop even more and used this gorgeous pink wash paper from Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection.

I'm chuffed with how this card has turned out with the extra large brithday clear sticker from Pebbles too and the black and white striped paper from My Favourite things. Finally a few yellow enamel dots finished off the card.

All for me from now - Have a lovely weekend,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Wryns Avatar

Morning - 

I coloured up this image for the Copic Uk Challenge and the theme this month is "Avatar."
This means colouring an image a bit different from what you expect... so blue skin or a green sky or a pink sheep. At first I was bit daunted by the idea but it was actually very liberating.

I have used Wryn's Glasses Tiddly inks and coloured her with blue tone skin and green hair -she was very nearly a smurf!! 
I used spotty paper from Echo Park and mounted it on Blue satin card. I used Pebbles greeting on 3d foam to add the "Hi"

I hope you like her and the effect of this challenge. Be great to see you have a go and enter!
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Summer tortoises

Hello - 
Im back with the second new release images from  All dressed Up stamps from etsy. 
And this one is called Summer Tortoises  and they just screamed to me to be layered up for dimension so I printed them out several times and cut one layer away each time. There are four layers in total.

You can see all the design teams creations on the All Dressed Up Blog and on our Facebook page

The paper is from Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow collection and I coloured the image with Copics. The greeting is from Pebbles and I added a little die cut flower and leaves from My Favourite things.

I made the card  on a hill fold to be a 3d stand up base and used a brad to hold the card together.
Hope you like them and will pop along to the All Dressed Up blog and maybe join in our challenges.
Liz (:(|)x

Sending Sunshine & Smiles

Hello -  Im here with the first of two posts today with the new release images at  All dressed Up stamps from etsy. 
This one I got to play with is called Popsicle Girl.and she is adorable! You can see all the design teams creations on the All Dressed Up Blog and on our Facebook page

I used paper from Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow collections and coloured the image with Copics.

I added Chippies words from Make it crafty and coloured them with Copics and them covered them with stickles to give them a sparkle.

Finally I added the co-ordinating enamel dots.
Its definitely a sunny warm card! I hope you like it.

Ill be back shortly with my second new release card- Be sure to pop back!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Connie Confectionery

Morning -
Feeling a bit more mojo this week!! I think it was the obvious sparkle that Connie's outfit demand that told me it had to be pink! Isn't she brilliant - I would love to do this one day! How much fun would it be to jump out of a massive cake and I reckon I could probably eat a cake this big!! If you want to get this image she is called Connie Confectionery  from Dr Digi

The papers are from Doodlebug and I can't for the life of me remember what make the die cut Happy Birthday is from... I've had it ages. The sparkle is Stickles star dust and I added a mixture of gems and enamel dots in co-ordinating colours.

I hope you like Our Connie and will share what you create with her!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great bank holiday weekend

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Jurassic love - Raptor round your finger!

Today is the start of a new challenge at The paper shelter. The theme is "love is in the air" and Ive used an image called Jurassic Love 
Hope you like them!!
Liz (:|)x

Monday, 29 April 2019

Summer Breeze - All dressed up freebie.

Popping in to share my creation - 
Have you all got your sticky crafty fingers on this freebie image yet from our facebook group ?  If not you need to pop over to Kit & Clowder and follow the instructions!
It is called Summer Breeze and was a joy to create with with the grey rainy saturday we just had.

The papers are from COCOA VANILLA Happiness collection and I used a spell binders die to cut away the middle and mounted the dark paper behind it. I used copics to colour the image. and 3d foam to raise the flower papers up to give some dimension. 

 Don't forget to share your creations with us and why not join the blog or facebook challenge ? You could win more of these beautiful All Dressed Up images.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 28 April 2019

Lifeguard Lynn

Morning - so I've had chance to catch up on a little colouring this week and played with this new image called Lifeguard Lynn from Dr Digi. I also used the Lifebelts paper.
Now for some reason my mojo for using the coloured up images to make a card is struggling a bit of late. So I'm letting myself of the hook a bit by making them up and stepping away till I think of how to complete them. No point in messing it up. 
What do you do when your mojo is low?

All for now, Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Beautiful Birthday

There is a new challenge starting today at  The Paper Shelter Challenge and the theme this week is Birthday so thats a really easy one to join in with!  I have used an image called Beauty Session

I used Copics to colour the image and the papers are from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid pad. I stamped the greeting using My Favourite things stamps. 

Have a great day and bank holiday weekend. 
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 15 April 2019

Denim City Girls

Hello -

Its the 15TH so... not only does that mean its PAYDAY!! but it is also the start of a new challenge at All Dressed Up. I coloured up this image called City Girls.
I coloured the image with copics and cut a frame using a Lawn Fawn die from Demin fabric - I glued this first to card to give it more sturidness (is that a word??) and help stop it fraying. The die cut through the fabric really well!  So much I decided to cut a flower also to match the flower in the girls hair and added a little red button and some red ribbon. Demin is just so practical on a city break!!

 Be lovely to see you join our challenge - only rule is you have to use an All Dressed Up image and they are gorgeous you will be spoilt for choice!!!

See you all soon -I'm off out for a run whilst the weather is nice and dry.
Have a great evening and week,

Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Dumbell derek

This is Dumbell Derek  from Dr Digi - keeping his strength up and doing his fitness training to stay young and healthy. I thought this sentiment from My Favourite things was perfect to go with him but I am not sure how those bandy legs and knobbly knees are holding him up.

I have kept this card clean and simple but I think it looks quite effective with the striped My Favourite things paper.
I am in work today so I hope you all have a much more fun than I do!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Love is in the air.

Afternoon -
I'm back again today as it is New Release day over at All Dressed Up Stamps and I got to play with this image called Wedding Balloon. The version of this in the shop has a veil on the bride also. But I thought it would make a perfect anniversary card as Ben proposed to me in a Hot Air Balloon (Despite him being afraid of heights!!) so Wendy was happy for me to use it without the veil. I would always recommend asking the designer / artist before you alter an image though as it could be a copyright issue.

The image was coloured with copics and I used a die to create the cloud edge and attached both pieces to acetate and glued blue stripped My Favourite things paper behind.

You can see the other new releases over at the All Dressed Up Challenge blog or at the All dressed up Facebook group.  And please share your creations with us! We love to see what everyone is making with these lovely images.

The most adorable Ducky

Here is my latest card for the Paper Shelter challenge - the theme is Spring and I've used The most adorable Ducky

Sorry Stocks

Morning -
I coloured this image called SORRY STOCKS  from Dr Digi up a week or so ago but seems quite apt to post it this weekend. I had a boozy night out on Friday with my work girls and was drinking lots of cocktails so I know we were very noisy walking home and when we all got back to mine with music and singing... also the Sat morning I felt a little delicate so I made them make there own breakfasts!! Such a fabulous host I am!! So this card can be for them and the local neighbourhood whose peace we definitely disturbed...
I feel like this card needs something else across the top but my mojo was being overwhelmed by my hangover and I could not figure out what to put on it so any suggestions welcome!
Right time for me to go for a run... burn off some of those calories!!
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 1 April 2019

Copic UK April Challenge - Flowers

Good Afternoon 
Wow it's April! How did that happen!! And its April Fools Day... Now some may say Faye is playing an April prank by letting me loose with the Challenges over at Copic UK facebook group!! But I hve been trusted with this and I am thrilled to be able to do my bit to help the group. 
You have to ask to be a member of the group to be able to play along but just hola and I'm sure you will be added. 

So the theme this month is Anything goes with the Optional extra of Flowers - easy right? 🌺🌼
and you get the chance to win two Copic Ciaos by adding as many entries as you like to the album. It doesn't even need to be a full or completed project - just share your Copic colouring with us. We love to see it!
You have until close of play on Tuesday 30th April 2019 when Faye will announce the winner on Wednesday 1st May.

And I have coloured it with these copics - 
Skin - E21, E00, E50 
Flower - Y08, Y17 & YR16
Seeds -B60, B63 & B66
Leaves - G00  & G02
Wings - RV00 with a little Diamond stickles. 
I used paper from Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection and satin card which I cut with a My Favourite Things Stitched edge die. I used my copics to colour some Chippies from Make it Crafty to add the greeting.


Can't wait to see what everyone is creating, and hope you will share it with by joining the group if you aren't already!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Mothers Day with Weekend Wanda

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are all having a great relaxing day.

Its a lovely day here today and I have to be quick as I have a few things I need to do including a trip to the garden center (With thousands of others I suspect) and then I need to get home and get baking as my alternative Mothers Day gift to my Mum who feeds us a massive Roast every Sunday!! Without further waffle from me .... here is todays Dr Digi card is made using Weekend Wanda.

Hope you all have a fab day.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Bundles of Joy

Morning - 
This time next week is Mothers Day here in ol'Blighty so I though I would do a lovely traditional image of a Mum from Dr Digi! She really is a classy lady this one but I'm sure there are many out there who would find this image hilarious. And even funnier... It is called Bundles of joy! I think many Mums will relate to the situation even if they don't quite have this look going on!! 

 The image is called Bundles of Joy and I have used a My Favourite things die to cut around her. The image is colored with Copics and the base card is covered in paper from Lawn Fawn. I drew the wobbly lines around the edges with a fine line marker. The greeting is stamped and stuck above a die cut gold star with 3D foam. 

I hope you like this card and it makes you chuckle as it did me!
Liz (:(|)x