Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Hammock days

Morning  Its new challenge day at The Paper Shelter and this weeks theme is Birthday cards. I played with new image called Hammock Days. 
I made this one hoping the weather forecast of Sun may come true!! 
I have used paper from Doodlebug and die cut the image using a My Favourite things double stitched oval. I also added some die cut leaves cut with a Sizzix die on satin green card. The greeting is a sticker from Pebbles


I used Copics to colour the image and just played with the colours to try and match the paper.
Y21, Y35 & Y38
B00 & BG15
BV02, V17 & V09
RV04 & RV06
YG23 & YG 17

I hope you like her and you will get time to join in the new challenge as I know you are all making brithday cards every week!!
Thanks for stopping by - Liz (:(|)x

Puppy Love


Morning - today is the start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers. The theme is Get well soon and the Sponsor is Ikes Art . I have used an image called puppy love  along with papers from Doodlebug Puppy Love collection.


I used My Favourite things scalloped edge die and a paw print die along with a Spellbinders nestibilites die to make the large heart. 
I coloured the dog with Promarkers 
Henna, Cocoa, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna
Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal red & Burgundy. 

Right thats all from me for now - 
Looking forward to see all you cards for this theme. 
Liz (:(|)x



 

Monday, 16 April 2018

It's Party Time - Stamping Bella.

I love this image from Stamping Bella called Uptown Girls Felicity and Blair! 
I coloured it using copics and glued the girls with 3d foam onto so star accetate. I added a glitter black frame cut with a My Favourite things die and a Make it Crafty chippie saying Its Party Time which I coloured with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen in black (Which I love and use all the time!)
Finally I added some Black stars from Doodlebug.

I love the modern feel of this card and am pleased with how they turned out as this was one the first images I played with and coloured when I got my copics.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think..
Thanks
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Time To Sparkle.

Afternoon all

Did you know we have just started our new challenge over at All Dressed Up Blog? Plus we have announced our new dressy girls for you all to meet!! Take a look over at the All Dressed up blog here



Yoga fun

Hello -
Wow its Sunday again - where is the time going?? So I am soon to have a big birthday but I am determined to be in good(ish) shape and given my love for chocolate and cake - this is unlikely but I got an app for Yoga moves.... Now I run 3 times a week so I don't think Im unfit but I couldn't do it! My balance is terrible and my flexibiltiy not much better so I saw this image and Yogic Yulia from Dr Digi is going to be my motivation to get rid of my flabby tummy!!

I used copics to colour her and papers from First Edition paradise crush collection. The greeting is from Jillibean Soup - I will let you know when it becomes Fun!!

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

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Wryn wishes with a pop of colour.

Hello - I finally had a proper go at doing some monotone colouring using W's Copics. I used an image from Tiddly Inks called Wryn Wishes
I kept the card really simple by printing the image big and then mounting her onto red and grey card.
I used a Make It Crafty chipboard XOXO which I coloured with RV29 and W3 into W5 & W7. Finally I used some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen over the top of the chipboard and also a little on the dandelions.

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

I hope you like how she has turned out - Im pleased with and the little pop of red colour.
Liz (:(|)x

Psychedelic Syd.

Hello - Im back today with Psychedelic Syd from Dr Digi. He is too cool and groovy!Obviously he had to be bright and colourful and I thought he would go really well with this paper from my stash called Salsa celebrations from Junkitz. (Ive had this ages so doubt its still available!!) The pink frame is the reverse side of the paper.


I've used Copics to color him in and stupidly wrote the numbers down on the back and didnt make a note of them before I stuck it all together!! D'oh!


Anyway - enough from me - enjoy your Sunday and I hope you get some crafty time!
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Oriental Girl Smiles. (ADU)

Afternoon - I know I say this every month but I love our new releases for April! They are so gorgeous and I got to play with Oriental Girl. 
You can see all the other new release images over at the challenge blog where the Dt have created some inspiration.



The greeting is from Make it Crafty chippie embellishments anfd I coloured this with copics and then added a shimmer over the top using a Spectrum Noir glitter pen.
The background paper is from Creative Imaginations and I have had it my stash for ages! I also raided my stash for the little Chinese lanterns which are from K&Co.

I used Copics to colour the image and added some details with gold pen.
Skin -
Hair -
Umbrella -
Clothes -

I hope you like her and will show us over at the facebook page what you make with this beauty and the other new release images... Plus have you got your hands on the freebie we have in conjunction with Kit & Clowder?? You can get it until the 8th so you have just a few hours left!

Enjoy your weekend.
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Cute cave girl

Morning ! This weeks new challenge at The Paper Shelter is a Girl Power theme and I have used this fab image called Cute Cave girl. 
I've teamed her up with paper from Mr Favourite things and animal print thickers from American Crafts. I also got to play with my new paw print dies.

I coloured her using copics with a touch of white gel pen.
I hope you like what I with her and will join in our challenge. Pop over to The Paper Shelter blog to see what the other DT have created. 

See you soon, 
Liz (:(|)x

Blue Balloons

Good Morning - The new challenge has begun over at I love promarkers 
and the theme is Monochrome so I have stuck with the colour blue. The sponsor is Little Miss Muffet and I've used an image called Celebrate Balloons

I used Royal blue, True Blue and  Sky blue promarkers to colour the image. The striped paper is from Doodlebug and the cloud paper from Echo park. I used a My Favourite things scalloped edge die and added a few pearls. The greeting is a stamp from Mama Elephant.

I hope you will all join us in this new challenge - can't wait to see what you make.
All from me for now,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Happy Easter Folks.

Happy Easter Folks from me and Cuddly Critter Rabbit from Dr Digi! I thought he would go perfectly with this Echo Park Carrot paper. I figured his desire for Carrot is very similar to my Chocolate addiction!
So many many have you eaten already? - Nothing wrong with a full chocolate egg for Breakfast!! Cocoa is a bean so as far I can make out - Its one of my five a day !!

So basically I covered a card blank with Echo Park Celebrate Easter paper and die cut one piece with a Lawn Fawn big stitched circle die. I coloured the bunny with copics and then cut around him and used 3d foam to attach him to the card base. The felt carrots I got from Tesco (?!) and I stamped the greeting from Lawn Fawn Celebration Scripty Sayings stamps and then cut it down to a panel and mounted it on black.

I used W0 to W7 greys and RV10 & RV02 for his nose and ears with a touch of B00 for his eyes.

Right I better hop off.... I have more chocolate to eat!! Have a great day!
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sassy collaboration ADU & Kit & Clowder.

So this weekend All Dressed Up stamps have a special collaboration going on with Kit & Clowder. Wendy has created this beautiful image called SASSY and it is only available as an exclusive Freebi (YEP!! Freebie) over at Kit and Clowder. You can see all the details on how to get her on our All Dressed Up Facebook Page... 

So here is my Inspiration post using Sassy -
I used paper from Shimelle Glitter Girl collection and a star boarder die from Sunny Studio to cut the pink stars. I added some star gems from Papermania and I coloured Sassy with these copics -

I hope you like her and you will join us to get the free image and you may also find a cheeky discount code...

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

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Think Happy Thoughts

Morning -  For todays card I have coloured Commuter Colin from Dr Digi. There is so much going on in this image so I kept the card really simple.
I covered the base card with Black & white striped paper from My Favourite things and then die cut the image using My Favourite things stitched wonky rectangle die.
I stamped a greeting from Mama Elephant and mounted this onto red and used 3d foam to attach it to the card. I used some silver pen to add detail and a few card candy from Craftworks card.


I used so many copics that I didn't even try to keep track of which ones! I figure with this one - just play and see what happens!

Have a lovely day - I am actually on the second day of a copic colouring course with Faye Wynn Jones and the Dies to Die For shop - So I will be learning lots of fab new combos and techniques to share with you!

Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Two Little Mice

 Hello - have you seen the new releases at All Dressed up. I have used Two Little mice - All dressed up stamps.and its just lovely!!


Pebbles, copics, colour mapping, card Recipe, resin flowers, Jen hadfield heart of home, lawn fawn large stitched circle die, Kraft card, Birthday,

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Big Hugs Bunny

Good Morning - Its a new challenge starting today at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Easter -There are so many lovely Easter images to chose from but eventually I decided to use Charmy Bunny.
I loved playing with this image and made her quite big so I only used the top half of the image. I found this lovely patterened paper which just has a hint of yellow on the flowers so I was able to pick that out and add a few yellow details.
The greeting is a stamp and die from Lawn fawn called Big Scripty words and die cut the image using My Favourite things double stitched oval.

I used some lace from Papermania and added a prima flower and gems. 
I used Promarkers for the skin and Copics for the rest of the image -
Bunny - RV10, RV21 & RV23  - CO, C2 & C3
Hair -  E77, E25, E77
Shading on the shirt - BV00
Pants - BV02, BV04, BV23 & BV25
Shawl - R81, R85 & RV95
Flower YR31 & Y11

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
 
I really love how she turned out. Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my little blog, 
Have a good day, 
Liz (:(|)x

Party Bird

Morning - we have a new challenge starting at I love Promarkers #355 sponsored by Bugaboo and th theme is Things with wings. I have used an image called Birthday Bird 1 
I found this perfect paper to go with the bird and coloured him in the matching promarkers. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn circle die and added some glaze and cosmic shimmer to the balloon. 



I used these promarkers - 
Cool Greys, 
Soft Lime, Lemon, Yellow& Summer time
Pink Mittens, Baby Pink, Watermelon
Apple green. 

I hope you will all play along with our challenge -Good Luck, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Land-Ho!

Afternoon -
Vikings are everywhere at the mo... and so many beards.... even my husband has grown one. Its all very trendy and there is a place in Manchester where you can compete at Axe Throwing... in a bar... recipe for disaster or genius???
So to keep on fashion I have used Land Ho from Dr Digi. There is also Vik the Viking who is not in a boat and could be teamed up together.

I used papers from Echo Park and Project life Baby boy edition for the framed image which is made using a My Favourite things die. The edges are all also a MFT scalloped edge die. The greeting is from Pebbles and I added a few gems.

I still use Promarkers for the skin but the rest is coloured with Copics.
Boat - E31, E35. E37 & E29
Sail - R37 & R35
Clothes - BG 01 & BG 13, B24 & B28
Beard - YR15, YR68, E08 & E18
Bird  - 100, C7 & C5
Helmet - C01, C2 & C3
Horns - E000, E21 & E51
Right I better crack on with the rest of my day!! Where does the time go???
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Magical Bee-day

Afternoon - there is a New challenge at All Dressed Up and I have used Busy Little Bee for this months Always anything goes theme. I teamed her with some bee paper & Yellow from Basic Grey Urban Prairie collection. I also used some black and white striped paper from My Favourite things and some stripey ribbon. I stamped the greeting from Mama Elephant and added a yellow resin flower button.

Busy Little Bee
I added some diamond stickles to her wings and coloured the image using these copics & Promarkers
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice.
Hair - YR31, E33, E35, E47, E37
Clothes - Y15 & Y21, 100, C7 & C5
Wings & Tutu - B000, B00, B02
Headband -  YG11 & YG23

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Creative Moments - For a girl
Catch the bug - All creatures big and small

I hope you will join in our challenge and play with these lovely images from All Dressed up that you can get here on ETSY. 
Thanks for stopping by. Id love you to leave a comment so I can thank you for visiting.
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day

I know I am a little late posting this card but thats because it only got handed to the Mother -in -law yesterday. (My Mum and Dad are busy sunning themselves on holiday!)
I used this new image from Tiddly Inks called Molly Shares. 
I used a My Favourite Things scalloped stitched edged die to cut the edge on the pink and yellow paper from My Favourite Things Bundles of Blossom brights pad. The middle paper panel is from Crate Papers notes and things collection.
I added a large wooden glittered greeting from Hobbycraft and a little pink flower from Petaloo and little pale pink gems.

I used these copics to colour Molly -
Hair - YR31, YR23,E35, E37
Dress - RV10, R81, RV13
Flowers -R35, R37
Leaves -YG11 , YG09

I'm really pleased with how she has turned out and its a pretty simple layout.
I would like to enter Molly into these challenges -
Tiddly Inks - Molly Month
Pink Gem Challenge - Mothers Day
Crafty Friends - For a special Lady

Thanks for visiting,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Dad's New Car.

Morning- Happy Mothers Day...
Now you may be wondering why I'm not showing you a card suitable for this special day in our calender... well basically cos the Mothers haven't has the cards yet so instead I am showing you the card I made for the Father in Laws Birthday yesterday!

I used Motorbility Malcolm from Dr Digi to make this card and used racing car paper from Crate Paper Boys Rule.
I used a My Favourite things stitched edge die and some stripy paper from MFT Hearts and Stripes Just Delightful paper. I added some glitter stickers from Hobbycraft and a Happy Birthday disk from Craftworks cards.

I used these copics to colour the image -
Wheels - Black & C7
Wheelchair - R29, R46, R59
Cardigan - Y15, YR23, Y28 & Y11
Seat & Patches -E47 & E35
Slippers - B000 , B00 & B02 with B97
Pants - C7, C5 & C3
Shading on shirt - W1 & W3.


I still use my usual Promarkers for my skin tones!

Well, all from me. Hope you Mothers get some time to relax today!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Easter Tea Party at All Dressed Up.

Good afternoon - Its new release time at All Dressed Up and the new images are beauties!! They always are though aren't they!!

This one I have played with is called Easter Tea Party which is available in the Etsy shop now. 



The paper is perfectly plaid from Lawn Fawn and the Happy Easter stamp is also Lawn Fawn. I die cut the images using a My Favourite things wonky stitched rectangle and I coloured the image with copics. The little wooden wreath is from a pack I bought from Hobbycraft.

You can see other new release inspiration over at the All Dressed Up Blog and Facebook
AND Do you know we currently have a DT call happening for both the Blog and Facebook teams!!
See you soon.
Liz (:(|)x

Spring time


Good Morning - Its a new challenge starting today at The Paper Shelter - The theme is Spring time and I have used an image called cute bike.
I've raided my paper stash and found the spotty paper which matched her shirt. I don't know where I got it from though... (Im trying to be good and use up my massive stash!!) The red paper is from Echo Park...
I added some ribbon and the greeting from Pebbles in the co-ordinating Turqouise. As a final touch I added the spotty buttons and matching resin flowers.


I've used these copics to colour the image - 
Top - B23, B24, B28
Tyres - C3, C5 & C7 
Bike - R17, R29, R27, B59
Trousers - BG15, BG23, BG49 
Basket - E37
Hair - E35, E33 & Y21
I also used a little silver pen to add some metallic details. 

Right well - thats all from me for today so Im looking forward to seeing your entries into the challenge! 
Liz (:(|)x

For a Girl

Morning  - Its new challenge time at I love Promarkers and the theme is For a Girl. We are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and I have used cute toy 1.

I coloured the image and then found this gorgeous paper in my old stash that matched it perfectly... A happy coincidence!! I'm not even sure what brand it is - I have had it for that long!!
I die cut a My Favourite Things scalloped stitched frame from green and used 3d foam to mount this as long with the Bunny. I used a greeting from Pebbles which I cut into a flag shape at the end and added a little yellow resin flower at the bottom left corner.

I used these promarkers to colour the image -
Cool Greys
Soft Lime, Lemon, Yellow & Summertime.
Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Watermelon
Apple Green
Cloud blue eyes.

I hope you will all join in with the challenge and show us what you are making for the Girls!
Thanks for stopping by,
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Flowers for Mother's Day

Hello - I can post this card for my Mums Mothers day as they are in Barbados so unlikely to read this!! This is made using a Stamping Bella stamp called Edna's Cup of Tea
along with a stamped greeting from Lawn Fawn. I have also used some dies to cut the stitched edge and the circle - They are from My Favourite things.

The paper is from ... and I added some little pearls in the middle of the flowers. Finally I used some stardust stickles on Edna's wings.

I used Promarkers to colour the image -
Usual for the skin,
Hair - Baby Pink & Cocktail pink
Powder Blue & Cloud blue
Poppy & Ruby. 

Hope you like her - I have entered her into the Stamping bella challenge on Facebook.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Derek Clapton

Morning - How are you all doing in the snowy weather and storms... I know its been horrendous for so many but we have had so little of the extreme weather - I feel a bit aggrieved that we have had hardly any of it and not much snow!! But seriously I hope you are all staying safe and using the terrible cold to remain inside and create...

So this week I have coloured Derek Clapton and teamed him with some music themed paper and a greeting from Pebbles. We all know that special person who loves to air guitar to there favourite music.  


I used these copics to colour Derek -

Hope you like this card and stay safe in the cold snow and ice.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Ted and his Shed

Morning - I've been doing some colouring with my Copics and Ted and his shed from Dr Digi allowed me to have a right good play with texture and colour blends. 


I kept the card pretty simple as there is lots to see in the image so i covered the base card with garden patterned paper from Pebbles Jen Hadfield Simple life collection.
I used some wood grain kraft card to make a frame using a My favourite things stitched rectangle scalloped frame die and used 3d foam squares to attach this. I used a MFT's stamp set called Sweet Succulents to stamp a pot and coloured this with copics. I used scraps of green paper to make the leaves in the pot using a MFT fab foliage die. I added some natural twine across the top and knotted on a little spade charm.

I used promarkers for the skin as I am comfy with the blends I use and I need to practice this with teh copics but overall I love the nibs of my new pens!
For the shed I used - E31, E35, E37 & E29
Pots - E33, E08 & E11
Barrel - E29 & E37
Jumper - YR31 & YR23
Glass & sky - B000
Waistcoat - B93, B95 & B92
Roof - C01 - C07
Wellies - YG63, BG96 & G85
Leaves -  YG11 & YG23

I found lots of lovely combos to use in future and love the way this card and image turned out!
Thanks for stopping in...
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Things with wings

Morning - There is a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Things With Wings so I have used this cute twosome called Birds couple .

I die cue a piece of wood effect paper from Doodlebug using a stitched scalloped edge die and positioned it towards the branch.

I coloured the birds with copics - 
Bird - BV00, BV02 & BV13
Girl Bird - Y11, Y08, Y35 & Y17

I then used Prisma colour pencils over the top to make the birds look fluffy! 
PC 915 Lemon Yellow, PC 916 Canary Yellow & PC 1003 Spanish Orange. 
PC 956 Lilac, PC 1008 Parma Violet & PC 1007 Imperial Violet. 

I also used these prismacolours -
Leaves - PC989 Chartreuse, PC912 Apple Green & PC 909 Grass Green 
Heart -  PC 926 Carmine Red & PC 924 Crimson Red
Feet & Beak - PC 935 Black, PC 1056 70% Warm Grey, PC 1054 50 % Warm Grey & PC 1051 20% Warm Grey. 
Branch - PC 997 Beige, PC 941 Light Umber, PC 945 Sienna Brown & PC 946 Dark Brown.

I used a a stamp to make the greeting and added a matching red heart. Finally I used a white POSCA pen to add some highlights on the birds. 

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

I really love the way the pencil adds detail over the copics and thinks these little Birds look very cute!! 
Liz (:(|)x

Have a Super day Captian Thunderpants !

Good Morning - There is a new challenge starting over at I Love Promarkers and the sponsor is Dr Digi. The theme is Anything goes so you can go wild with your creations and I hope to see lots of entries!! I have used an image called Captain Thunderpants



The background paper is from American Crafts Shimelle Starshine collection and I used a My Favourite things Die-namincs Skyline boarder die in black and gold. The SUPER stars are from Simple creative from Hobbycraft and I used them with Teeny type from Doodlebug. The gold stars are also from Doodlebug.

I used these promarkers -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice.
Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Sky Blue, True Blue, Royal blue & Egyptian Blue.
Gold, canary
Black and cool greys

I think Captain Thunderpants would be fun on a night out on the town - If he could stay awake!!

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

All for now, Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Gripper gives big hugs.

Morning All - I will be in work when you are reading this but I can post thanks to the wonders of scheduling! So this week I have been colouring Gripper Stebson  just because he is a cracking image and I reckon he is really a big ol'softie who just wants to give you a big hug!! 


I used paper from My Minds Eye Alphabet soup collection and covered a square card base. I use a Die-namincs in and out diagonal stitched square die to cut the frame from red card and a Spellbinders nestibilities die to cut the star from black card. I die cut the greeting from gold card using Big Scripty die from Lawn Fawn and added some gold foam stars from Pink Fresh.

I used my usual skin combo for his skin but the rest of Gripper was coloured with Copics. I added little details with a gold pen and white posca pen.

Hope you like this weeks cards and come back next week to see my next Dr Digi creation,
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 15 February 2018

All Dressed Up February challenge 78

Afternoon,
Have you seen the new challenge has started at All Dressed Up? As always its an anything goes theme as long as you use an All Dressed Up image. I've used a stamp actually called All Dressed Up which is available from various online stores as these are images designed by our Wendy and brought to life by LDRS.

I coloured the image with Copics and teamed it p with patterned paper from American Crafts Shimelle Star shine collections and cut the edge around the hexagon shape.The little gold and navy sticker is from Pink Paislee and the gold stars are from Pink Fresh. I used navy ribbon and bow from Papermania and added a greeting using a Paper Smooches stamp.

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

Thanks for stopping by and I would live to see all your creations in the challenge.
Liz (:(|)x




Sunday, 11 February 2018

I'm Nuts about you.

Morning - I had a fun afternoon yesterday sat watching the rugby (Come on England!!) and colouring lots of images. The weather was awful - It rained all day so I didn't leave the house. (I didn't even get dressed... I showered and put clean pjs back on!!!) It was a very lazy Saturday but also quite productive for a little project we have coming up at Dr Digi.
So today's card is the last one before Valentines day and I've used  Cuddly Critters Squirrel along with a pun (You all know I love a pun!) but you could use this little fella for all sorts of occasions with a different greeting. 


I used paper from Doodlebug Kraft in colour collection and the scalloped edge die from My Favourite things. I stamped a wood grain heart and the greeting from a discontinued stamp set at Some Odd Girl. I tied a little bow of twine and attached some of the nuts that I coloured and cut out.

I used these copics -
Squirrel- YR04, YR07,E08.E18
Belly & face - E50 & E53 with Blender.
Eyes - B32
Cheeks - RV10
Acorns - E31, E35 & E15
Acorn Cups - YG67 & YG95

I might go and get some real clothes on today! Who knows??
Have a lovely day - whatever you are wearing!
Liz (:(|)x 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

How you doin?

Morning - the new challenge is beginning at The Paper Shelter and the theme is all about love which being so close to Valentines Day is very appropriate isn't it.
I have used this fab image called How you doin?
I printed it on to Kraft card so I could use my Prismacolor pencils on the image.

I cut the paper panels from Echo Parks spots and dots collection and mounted them on white and I used a My Favourite Things die to cut a frame from the white also. I added some pink heart ribbon from American Crafts and made a little bow which I sealed with a pink resin flower.

I finally added some white pen details to the image and I'm please with how it has come out.

So now its your turn to show us your cards and creations - There is a fab prize to win - Just think how many digis that will buy you !!


I would like to enter this card into these challenges -

Have a good day and I hope you get some time to craft and colour!

Liz (:(|)x

The Fariy & The WIzard

Ooops - this should have posted on WED! Sorry!!

Hello -  There is a new challenge at I love promarkers today and it is sponsored by The Paper Shelter
The theme is Love or Anniversary and I have used an image called The Fairy and the Wizard.
I have teamed it up with paper from My Minds Eye Ashbury Heights and I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the image. 


I added a wooden word from Ginger Bay and I covered the image with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear. I also added some gold stars and used a corner rounder punch on the card.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers  to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Fairy hair - Cocktail pink, Dusky Pink, Cerise,
Fairy dress - Heatwave & firebrick

Wings -Tea green & Pastel green
Wizard top - Khaki, Soft Khaki & Pesto
Wizard Boots & belt - Petrol Blue & Twlight sky
Wizards hair - Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Raw Sienna & Tan.
Branch - Raw Sienna, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Tan

I think its turned out quite magical!
Have a lovely day,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Mum's Birthday.

Morning - Today's card is one I have made for my Mum's birthday using Dr Digi image called Salon Deirdrey. Mum asked for a voucher for the Hairdressers for her birthday so once again Dr Digi came to the rescue with this perfect image for me to create with. I am so grateful there are talented people out there to draw the pictures that I get to play with!!

I used paper from My Favourite Things Smitten pad and used a MFT puffy clouds die to cut the edges. I joined them together using acetate and them attached my image panel. The image was die cut with MFT inside outside stitched frame die and mounted onto silver mirri. I also used silver pen on the chair legs but you cna't really tell!!
I added a clear Happy Birthday sticker on some orange card and some Doodlebug letters to spell out Mum. I also used a white POSCA pen (Which I think is brilliant by the way!!) to add some details to the images. The rest of the image I coloured with my new copics... which I am in love with!!
Although I still used my promarkers for the skin... I still need more practice with the copics skin pens.

I used these copics -
Chairs - BG10, BG23, BG49
Cushion - B000, B23, B24, B28
Dress - RV10, RV21, RV14
Hairdryers - Y21, Y35, YR16
Dog & Deirdery's hair - E31, E35, E37

So it's not actually my Mums Birthday till tomorrow but we are going out for dinner today and so the card and gift voucher will be handed over later... hopefully she won't see this until then??!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Allsorts - spots and stripes 


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

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