Sunday, 29 November 2015

Peg leg Pete

Morning - I thought I'd have a break from the christmas creations just before December kicks in and the festive period takes hold. So I have used Peg leg Pete to make something a bit different.

I do love Christmas but it seems to start earlier and earlier every year... I refuse to put my decorations up until December starts but then don't want to take them down as everywhere looks so bare afterwards.
So I am taking a stand and Peg Leg Pete is my little bit of rebellion against the early Christmas... He is such a fab image and so full of character. I purposefully added a general greeting so I can use this card for any occasion.

I used anchor paper from Project life Becky Higgins collection called Baby Boy. All the other papers are from Doodlebug. The red zizzag and wood effect are both from the Kraft in colour collection. I used lime swiss dot to cut the banner using the Die-namics die. I stuck the letters from Hobbycraft on to spell out "Ahoy" and attached this to the card using 3d foam.
The compass in the right is a stamp from Stampendous Changito Pirates collections and I coloured it with a gold pen, some star dust stickles and a red gem in the centre.  I also used stickles on the cuffs and collar of Petes shirt, along with gold and silver pen to add some metallic detail.

To colour Peg Leg Pete I used these promarkers & flexmarkers -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush, Antique White.
Jacket - Polar Blue, Capri blue & Midnight blue.
Hat & Trousers - Cool Grey 1 - 5
Casket - Caramel & Raw Sienna
Boot & Leg - Caramel, Raw Sienna & Saddle brown.
Shoulders & parrot - Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal red.
Parrot - True Blue & Sky Blue, Lime zest & Lime Green.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crazy for Challenges - Sketch 
Crafty Catz - Masculine
Creative fingers - ATG
Simply papercrafts - ATG.
4 crafty chicks - Masculine.
Crafty Girls creations - ATG 
Southern girls - pattern paper.
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Simon says - ATG

Right - I need to go and get ready for Church. Need to pray for some dry weather as we are off to York for a few days to make a dint in the Christmas shopping. Excited as we are going to Jamie Olivers restaurant for dinner one night too... You know how much I love my food!
Hope you all have a lovely day,

Thursday, 26 November 2015

All dressed up - Christmas Tree

I made this card using All Dressed Up image called All Dressed up for Christmas.

My Minds eye papers from the I believe collection, which is already glazed and glittered, was mounted onto Kraft card. I glued red ric rac ribbon at all the joining points. Once i had coloured the image - I used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut the image and a mount from red bazzill bling and kraft.  I put some gold stars and clear gems on to the tree and also some red gems at the top & bottom. I made the skirt and wings sparkle by adding some Diamond stickles over the top of the coloured image. Finally - I coloured a Happy Christmas peel off with Soft Green promarker to match the papers.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush, Antique white & baby pink cheeks.
Hair - Satin, Terracotta, Burnt Sienna, Walnut & Raw Sienna.
Tree - Pale Citrus & Pear Green.
Star - Vanilla & Raw Sienna.
Top - Cardinal Red & Red Sweater
Skirt & Wings - Honeydew & Pastel Green.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges -
All Dressed up - Spots & stripes (facebook)
Fab n Funky - Christmas 
The Paper Shelter - A Christmas Card. 
Christmas cards all year - O Christmas tree.
Emerald Faeries -o christmas tree

ALL For now,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

New Home

Today is the new challenge from I Love Promarkers and the theme is New Home. The sponsor is  Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps  and I have used an image called mushroom town

To make this card I took a card and folder the top in half to make it a mountain fold. I printed and coloured the image and then die cut it with a scalloped Nestibility. I trimmed the bottom section and tied a ribbon around the base and knotted this through a tag. I used Peel offs to put the greeting on the tag and added a few red gems to match the dots on the Mushrooms.
I used gnome paper from Pebbles and mounted this in red card bazzill card.  I used a die-namics die to cut some grass and then my Silhoutte to cut a Mushroom shape. I added this to the card with 3D foam so it sat above  a little and held the fold in place. Finally I added some stickles to the tops of the Mushrooms and in the holes of the die cut.

To colour the image I used promarkers & flexmarkers -
Top of Toadstool - Red, poppy, Ruby & Cardinal
Bottom of Toadstool - March Hare & Tawny Owl.
Doors - Raw sienns, Henna & Cocoa
Sky & Windows - Powder blue
Grass - Grass, Emerald & Honeydew.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Ribbon Girl - use any image
Allsorts - Use 3 dies

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Santa Selfie

Morning All - Sorry I'm a little later than usual posting this morning but its because I'm using this "Hot of the pencil" image.... Called Santa Selfie from Dr Digi. This will be available very soon to buy -so watch the website!


I actually added loads of glitter but not sure you can see it very well in this photo... glitter for snow is compulsory in my opinion. I saw this image and had to have it - Its traditional christmas with the very modern phenomenon that is the Selfie!! I have so many friends that this image is perfect for.

We had our Girls night out on Friday and headed to the Christmas markets in Chester - It really got me in the Festive spirit - as did the Gluhwein!! I love Christmas but when is it appropriate to put up the decorations... It has to be December at least for me but there is a fully decorated tree in a neighbouring house.

To make this card I used striped paper from Doodlebug Santa Express collection. I also cut a strip of green paper with a deckle edge blade from Simple Stories December Documented collection. I trimmed the image down to a thin stripe and glue it altogether, whilst wrapping some Snowflake ribbon around the top. This is a great layout for using up scraps. I added a Craftworks card Christmas greeting and also some Doodlebug letters to spell out "Santa Selfie". My finishing touches to the image were Diamond Stickles to the snowman and Star dust stickles to Santa's beard. I added a little glaze to the phone and used some black gems to make the Coal on the Snowman's face pop out a bit more.  

I used these Promarkers and flexmarkers -
Santas skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush & Antique white with Baby pink cheeks & nose
Hair & Beard -  Warm grey 1 & 2. Powder blue eyes.
Shirt - Shadowed with Icicle
Pants - Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal Red
Boots & Braces & Snowmans Hat - Warm grey 5, 4 & 3
Snowman - Blue Grey 1 & 2 & Powder blue.
Scarf - Poppy & Cardinal, Grass & Emerald.
Carrot - Bright Orange & Gold
 Stick arm - Raw sienna & Cocoa.

So i'll witter no on more and let you see this fab new image!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges -
My Time to craft -Let it snow
Jingle Bells - Left overs.
Winter Wonderland - 1-2-3
Creative Knockouts - NO square cards
The Sisterhood - Its beginning to look a lot like christmas

Enjoy folks
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

O Christmas Tree

A new challenge is starting today at I Love Promarkers. The theme is Traditional Christmas and it is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique. The image I've used is called Princess Jennifer Latte Decorating the tree.

The papers I've used are from Doodlebug North Pole collection. I've mounted them all onto Black to make them stand out more from each other.
I used the Emerald promarker on the Christmas tree wooden embellishment to co-ordinate it with the traditional Christmas colours and I coloured the ribbon and stars on the tree with Gold pen. The greeting is from Bella Blvd - Make it Merry and the ribbon tab is from American craft.
I added some glaze onto the Baubles to make them shine and also some diamond stickles on to the fluffy cuffs.  Finally I added some Doodlebug sprinkles gold star and dots along with an stripey enamel dot to match everything together.

I used these pro & flexmarkers to colour her -
Skin - Coral, Soft Peach, Blush & Antique White.
Hair - Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber & Walnut.
Clothes & Baubles - Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal Red. Powder Blue on cuffs.
Boots & Box - Raw Sienna & Burnt Umber.
Tree - Grass, Emerald, Lush Green & Pine.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges -
The Shabby Tree rooms - O Christmas Tree (3w)
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of layers. (2w)
Pile it on - Holidays / celebrations (w)
Lacy Sunshine  - tictactoe (2w) - i've gone diagonal.
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge - Red & green (w)

Hope you like card this week - don't forget to say Hi when you stop by!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

All dressed up GDT

Morning - Today I can post this card that I have made using All Dressed Up image called All Dressed up for Christmas.
I am honoured to be asked to be a Guest Design team member for these beautiful images, which you can purchase on Etsy (Just click on the link above.)

The base pattern paper is from Websters Pages All that Glitters collection. I used gold mirri card to cut the Merry Christmas greeting using a Lawn Fawn die cut and glued it to some co-ordinating ribbon. I also used the gold card to mount the image - both of which I cut using the Friskars cutter. I cut the banner from Dear Lizzy Foiled vellum - I actually put white behind this so the pattern of the base card didn't show through. Once I had coloured the tree, I used petal pink Liquid Pearls on the baubles and Gold Pen on the ribbon and stars. Finally I added Diamond stickles to the wings and skirt to make them sparkle and some Gold peel off corners. 

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush & Antique White.
Hair - Satin, Terracotta, Burnt Sienna, Walnut & Raw Sienna.
Skirt & Present - Pale pink, Baby pink & Cocktail Pink.
Tree, Wings & Present - Honeydew & Pastel Green.
Tree trunk - Raw Sienna & Walnut.

I hope you like her ... I'm really pleased with her sparkle!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crafty Calender - Sparkle, bling & embellishment. (M)
Disdigi design - TicTacToe - (M) I went straight down the middle with this one!
Alphabet Challenge - T is tis the season (m)
Christmas stamping - ATG (2w)
Craft for the Craic - Something glittery (M)
Graphit Markers - Xmas sparkle (W)
Craft Challenge - Christmas (W)
Crafty ribbon - Christmas tree (W)
Creatalicious Challenge - Merry Christmas (m)
Ribbon Girl - Use any image. (2w)

Thanks for popping by - leave me comment if you do!
Liz (:(|)x

Retiring Professor.

Morning! For todays card I have used this image called Professor Dummkopf  from Dr Digi. I love this image and he has so many uses...

I made this card on specific request from my other half  - his friend and colleague was retiring. And he picked this image to use on the card that I made for all the team to sign. They are all forensic science geeks so Prof D was perfect. (I can call them that because Geek is chic these days!)

I've used paper from Heidi Swapp collection called No Limits. I mounted the panel from this pad onto black and then green glitter card. I cut a die-namics banner and the word "happy" from black card. I then added green letters from Doodlebug to spell out retirement. I added some green gems and the letters to spell out the name. Finally I used some glaze on his glasses and boots to make them shine.

I coloured Professor Dummkopf using these Promarkers / flexmarkers -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush & Antique white.
Clothing - April Shower & Powder blue, Cardinal red, and Khaki shirt.
Hair & tousers -  Cool grey 1 - 5.
Drs Coat - Shadowed with Blue Grey.
Boots & Glove - Lime Zest, Lime Green & Pear Green.
Clipboard - Cinnamon, Caramel, Sandstone & Raw Sienna.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Scrappers Delight - Challenge 50 (m)
Creative Fingers - ATG (w)
Jos Scrap shack - ATG (w)
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG (w)
Creative Knockouts - Something to say (w)
Inspiration Destination  - ATG
The Crafty Addicts - ATG - Use a die cut. (m)

Have a lovely day - fingers crossed it stops raining at some point as I need to go for a run (Got a white frock to fit into soon...)
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Sweet treats with love

This weeks challenge at I love Promarkers is sponsored by Just Inklined and I picked this lovely image called Be Mine to go with the theme of Food & Drink.

I kept this card clean and simple - I made the image the feature by printing it quite big. I tied a big bow from Doodlebug ribbon to match the image's bow. I mounted the image on to patterned paper from Heidi Swapp - Favourite things collection. I added some doodlebug sequins and crystal gems to add a bit of sparkle and a greeting using a Peel off.

I used these promarkers -
Ice grey 1 & 2 to Shade the bag
Honeydew & Pastel Green
Pale Pink, Baby Pink & Carmine
Soft Lime

I also used a Staedtler 0.3mm fine liner pen in pink to add the writing on the love hearts and also to draw a boarder edge to the card.

I'd Like to enter this card into the following challenges -

The Ribbon Girl  - ATG
Cupcake Inspirations -  Photo Inspiration
Allsorts challenge - Ribbon & bows.
Lacy Sunshine - TicTacToe.
Cute Card Thursday - Food & Drink.

Hope you like my card and get chance to play along this week - everyones busy making Christmas cards... lots of them feature festive food & drink so get entering...
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Remembrance Sunday with Corporal Clegg.

Good Morning - Today is Remembrance Sunday so I have made today's card using Corporal Clegg.
from Dr Digi.

I am really interested in my family history and have done a huge family tree. I found one relative who was in a prisoner of war camp and died two days before liberation - So sad! I managed to find where his war grave is in Belgium and was able to have his story remembered by the Royal British legion campaign to commemorate every fallen solider. It really is an amazing and interesting site and really quite easy to find any relatives they may have been involved in the Wars. I hope every generation continues to remember and be thankful for the sacrifices made by these Soldiers.

I really wanted to use the poppy paper but mixed it with the wood effect to create some harsh contrast to the pretty flowers - I guess that's part of the symbolism of the Poppy in War.
The poppy paper is from Prima "The Optimist" range and the wood is from My Minds Eye - Necessities collection - Wood.
I thought the zig zag card fold worked well as it allowed the different papers to be seen. I added a small paper poppy flower that I  bought from The Ribbon Girl. Finally added "lest we forget" using little letter stickers from Webster Pages. I also added Glaze to the buttons, Cane and Gloves.

I used these promarkers / Flexmarkers to colour Corporal Clegg -
Shoes / Belt / Moustache - Black & Cool greys.
Uniform - Pastel beige, Pesto, Olive, Herb Green, Earth Yellow.
Shirt and tie - Khaki.
Hat - Burgandy, Cardinal red, Ruby & Poppy.
Skin- Usual combo of Antique White, Spice, Coral, Soft Peach & Blush.
Gloves - Nutmeg, Cocoa & Saddle Brown.
Gold buttons etc - Gold, Canary & Buttercup.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Didigi designs - TICTACTOE (2W) Ive gone diagonal.
Crafting with friends - ATG (2W)
Creative fingers - ATG (W)
Paper take weekly - ATG  
Crafty Cardmakers - Thankyou (w)

See all you all soon - Im planning on a productive crafty few days coming up.... ummm we will see how that pans out!
Have a good day,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Mad Skillz birthday.

Evening - Im a bit late with this post - The new challenge over at I love Promarkers started yesterday and the theme for this week is Music. (Cool theme isn't it - and can be interpreted in so many different ways!) The sponsor is Kenny K and I've used an image called Mad Skillz. 

The pink star paper is from Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party collection and from pink Heidi swapp paper I die cut a star using a spellbinders Nestabilities. I also used a Memory box die to create the Happy Birthday greeting. I added UR A Star from Doodlebug letters to tie it altogether with the star theme and added loads of star gems from Papermania. I have also used some silver metallic pen on the image and co-ordinated this with the shimmery silver ribbon and large pink gem.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice with Baby Pink cheeks.
Mouth - Cocktail pink & Antique pink.
Lips - Red sweater.
Hair - Buttercup, pineapple crush & Sleigh Bells with Wild Cranberry tips.
Hat & Trousers - Cool greys.
Trainers - Carmine, Pink Lobster, Wild Cranberry & Red Sweater.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crafting by design - ATG (m)
Crafting for all Seasons - Girlie (2w)
Fabnfunky - Die cut or punches. (w)
Craftyaddicts - ATG / Die cuts (m)
Fantastic tuesday - Sparkly sky. (W)
Love to scrap - bling (2w)

Right blogger mates - All for now -
Ill be back on Sunday with a Dr Digi to show you,
Take Care,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Made for Halloween

Morning All - I know officially Halloween was last night but as I missed posting last week - I thought I would post my Scary creation today... after all it was only a few hours ago!
This is an image called Made for each other from Dr Digi.

I've wanted to colour this image up for a bit and how great would it be on an Anniversary card or engagement card! Cos if I'm honest I don't really do Halloween - I prefer Bonfire night but I do like any excuse for a party!!

Apologies for not being around last weekend - I went to London to see my Uni girls. It was great to catch up and my friend lives right opposite a wall that has two Banksy's painted on it. They are brilliant and I am fascinated by the mystery that surrounds him.  I love London... for a weekend... especially around Borough Market where she lives but its too busy for me. So I am happy to be home and normal service is resumed!!

The papers are all from Doodlebug and the spooky house is cut using my Silhouette. Its pretty cool how detailed it can do. I used some silver pen to colour the monsters bolts and screws and also added some glaze to her lips, nails and hair.
The image is coloured using these Promarkers & Flexmarkers -
Monster - Aniseed, Lime Zest, Lime Green & Pear green.
Suit - Cool greys
Top - Honeycomb, Orange & Bright Orange.
Dress - Lavender, Purple, Purple Velvet, Imperial Purple.
Skin - Blue Grey 1, 2 & 4
Hair - Cool greys & Solstice blue.
Nails & lips - Poppy

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Crafts 4 eternity  - Orange, black & purple
Thats crafty - Halloween
Creative Knockouts - Halloween

Right troops - hope you've not eaten too many treats and have a good day,
Liz (:(|)x