Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Paper Shelter Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning - Today we are Hopping! Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop to celebrate the 6th Birthday of this fab company and it's gorgeous images on December 8th. 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 the celebrations and so we have a "Special Birthday" Theme!

If you have landed here from Patty-Sue's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again,as you will not want to miss out on this one!
The Design Team have all made stunning creations which really show off the gorgeous images available from the Paper Shelter Website. On each blog that you hopto you can leave a comment and be in with a chance of winning a digi of your choise - Just for saying Hello! There is also the chance of one lucky person winning the main prize, all details about this can be seen on the Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. 

For my Special Birthday card I have made a card for my friend to give to her Mum for her 70th Birthday. I have used a Paper Shelter image called Regina.
I used papers from Bo Bunny Collection called A gift of life and die cut some feathers from the papers to tie all the colours and patterns together. I used a Lawn Fawn cloud edge die which I used on the black card and also the white pearl base card. The letters and numbers are thickers from American Crafts and I used a few co-ordinating enamel dots along with some silver pen to add details and make it extra special!

I used these promarkers  and flexmarkers to colour Regina -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair, Boots & Cain - Warm Greys.
Skirt - Oasis, Turquoise & Marine
Jacket & Hat - Wild Orchid, Purple Velvet & Plum
Feathers & lining  - Lime Zest, Lime Green & Pear Green.
Finally I edged it all with Soft lime. 

Ok - now its time for you to hop on over to Lena's Blog. But remember to leave a comment below before you jump away for your chance to win the digi's.
I really hope you are enjoying this Birthday celebration with me and the rest of the DT!
Good Luck, Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Rescue Squad in Plaid

Morning - Today's Dr Digi image is called Rescue Squad. 
I love the current trend for red and black plaid! I think I need a shirt just like this patterned paper! But how cosy does he look in his fur lined coat and gloves.
We are currently decorating our front room so we have no carpet down and it is freezing in there! I need this coat and gloves! 

The base paper is from My Minds Eye Comfort and Joy collection whilst the plaid is from Simple Stories Classic Christmas. I mounted both these panels onto green bazzill card and wrapped some twine around the base and knotted in glove charm that was from my stash. I then cut an oval shape using my friskars cutter which I attached on top using 3d foam. I then placed the image on to the oval panel which is from American Crafts and has a wood grain texture to it. Finally I used a gold pen to add some metal details.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the Rescue Squad -
Dog - Warm Greys
Jacket - Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy
Fur - Tan, Sandstone & Cinnamon.
Trousers - Pine & Forest Green.
Boots & Gloves - Holly.
Barrel - Cinnamon, Raw Sienna & Cocoa.
All edged with Powder blue.

Hope you like today's creation - and are enjoying and hopefully getting some inspiration from these Christmas cards.
Thanks for stopping by, Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Enchanted Christmas

Morning - The new weekly challenge is starting at The Paper Shelter and the theme is to make a Christmas Card. Now I know you will all be doing these so I am expecting lots of entries as they don't have to be a Paper Shelter image but you get better prizes if they are!!

I have used an image called Enchanted Christmas. I covered my card base with paper from Lawn Fawn Snowdays and matted this with Red mirri card which I also used to cut the scalloped circle using a Nestibilities die.

I added some Tilda ribbon and covered the bauble in the image with glaze pen which I then sprinkled with cosmic shimmer.
The chipboard bauble is from Scrapiniec and the hearts are from Wycinanka - I think these are my newest obession! I filled some of the shapes with Star dust stickles.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - usual.
Pink Mittens, Baby pink, Cocktail & Cerise
Lime Zest, Lime green & Pear Green
Lush Green, Emerald & Pine
Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal red & Burgundy
Powder blue & Blue grey 2 (With a little Cloud blue & Imperial Violet prisma colour pencils)
I used white pen on the spots on the wings.

I hope you like her - you will notice I have done her socks just like my Monkey emblem as these are just like the socks I made my first Monkey from.

Liz (:(|)x

Toasty Greetings

Hello - its time for a new challenge at I love promarkers and the theme is Snowman. We were all able to pick any image we wanted this week so I used my stamps from My Favourite things called Toasty Greetings.

I have used papers from Doodlebug Frosty friends collection and die cut a glitter base using a Lawn Fawn boarder die. I added some yellow and star dust stickles to give the images and fire a little twinkle. I stamped the greeting from the same set and added some yellow gems and snowflake ribbon from Hobbycraft.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Marshmallows & Stick- Baby pink, Cocoa & Raw Sienna.
Fire & trim - Canary, Gold & Bright Orange.
Coat - Wild Orchid, Purple Velvet & Plum.
Penguin - Warm Grey 1, 3, 4 & 5
Powder blue shading on the white areas.

I hope you like my bright card. I had fun colouring these and will be doing lots more!
Stay warm,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Simple Santa on a Simple Sunday.

Hello - The theme for today is Simple... I have a little bit of a headache after being at a friends 40th Birthday party last night so everything I do today needs to be very simple and will be done very slowly!!!

The card I have made to show you today is using DR Digi image called Simple Santa. And I have kept the design very Clean and Simple too and even used a background paper and greeting from Simple Stories!! (It's like it did it on purpose!!) The range is called Claus & Co and it has lovely sparkle foiled elements - I really love it.

I used a friskars punch to make the boarded in red mirri card and mounted the greeting panel in the same. The Ribbon is from Hobbycraft. Other than that the card is very SIMPLE and with these lovely crisp images - I don't think they need much else. Oooo apart from a bit of diamond stickles on his fur trim!!

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Clothes - Red, Poppy, Ruby, Cardinal Red & Burgundy.
Sack - Pear green & Lime Zest with a Emerald & Grass green panel.
Boots and gloves - Cools greys
Used a little cool grey and powder blue to shade the beard also.

Right I'm off to get copious amount of tea ...
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Christmas Chris All round.

Afternoon - Sorry i'm late today. I have no excused - I just wasn't organised so this card has literally just been finished in the Monkey Hut.
I've gone with a very rotund theme... Round card base, spotty paper, round die cut and a "portly" image from Dr Digi called Christmas Chris

I've left a space above the ribbon as I plan to customise this card for someone nearer to Christmas. I can add there name then along the curve with gold letters.
The fab gold spotty paper is from The Gilded collection from Die Cuts with A View and I mounted this onto  round base card. I die cut a circle using Lawn Fawn stitched dies from an embossed card piece from Spellbinders. The ribbon was from my ever growing stash! and the wooden embellishment was from kaisercraft. I used Christmas Holly stickles on the leaves and added 3 red gems.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers for Christmas Chris -
Skin - Usual with Cocktail pink cheeks and ears.
Hooves - Warm Grey 5,4, 3 &1
Holly - Lush & Forest Green
Berries & nose - Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal red
Antlers & Belly- Light Fawn, Tan & Saffron
Onesie - Cinnamon, Cocoa & henna
Pudding - Walnut, Cinnamon, Aubergine & Burgundy (Could almost be the ingrediants!!)

Hope you are likely my Christmas cards!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Snug but stylish.

 Afternoon - The new challenge has started over at The Paper Shelter and I have used an image called Snug but Stylish.

Theme of the challenge is to use more than one of Anything so I have added ... (Wait for it... ) - two flower embellishments from the internet, two felt holly leaves from Hobbycraft, Two layers using gold mirri and two gold leaves cut using a Marianne die. I even use a lamp post with two lights which I filled inside with two colours of stickles - diamond and yellow, as well as two different patterned papers from Papermania.  Think I got the theme covered and if I'm honest as lot of it happened by accident!!

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair, skirt & bag -  Cool Greys & Black
Coat & hat - Burgundy, Cardinal red, Ruby & Poppy. 
Fur - Linen
Wooden bench - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Cocoa. 
Grass - Pine & Lush green. 
Edged in Soft aqua
I hope you like her - there are so many gorgeous image at The Paper Shelter and if you enter any of the challenges you could be in with a chance to win a fantastic voucher -

I would like to enter this card into these challenges -
Fab n Funky - Hats.
Addicted to stamps - Picture inspiration
Double D challenge - Traditional Christmas colours.
Crafting Musketeers - Christmas wishes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge- Holly & Ivy
Sparkles Monthly challenge - Christmas is coming.
Whimsie Doodles - Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is coming.

Thanks for taking a look at my blog - I really appreciate it.
Liz (:(|)x