Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Fabulous dancing Squirrel.

I have a massive confession to make... I made this card for todays new challenge over at I LOVE PROMARKERS using an image from this fortnights sponsor Fabrika Fantasy called Dancing Squirrel.
What I didn't think of at the time was that the theme for the challenge was to use Pastel colours... 

In my defence - life is a little manic at the mo!
I've used Simple Stories paper from the I heart summer collection and teamed it with the wood effect paper from Glitz and a little strip of orange card. I die cut a circle of pastel blue shimmer buzzkill using a lawn fawn stitched circle die. The wooden heart is from studio calico and I added a little yellow gem. Finally I added the wooden greeting using some pin flair glue.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the squirrel -
Pumpkin, sunset & berry red,
Grass- aniseed, apple green & forest green.
Warm grey 2 for shading
Edged with cloud blue
Baby pink & antique pink on mouths and ears.
Flowers - canary & poppy

I hope you like this card and get chance to join in the challenge... Don't forget the theme though - like me!!
Liz (:(|)X

2 Cool Cockatoo..

Hello - This is one of two posts today and this one is to show this image from 
The Paper Shelter called Cockatoo Rules

Today is the start of a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and the theme is "For the Boys"
How ace is this image!!

I used a strip of Doodlebug paper from the new Anchors Away collection. I also used doodlebug letters to spell out the 2 COOL which is on a sticker from Ikea (They really do sell everything!) I kept the card simple with a strip of ribbon and a greeting sticker from Kaiser craft. Finally I added a few enamel dots in co-ordinating colours and a little glaze on his Sunglasses and light.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers -
Primrose, Lemon, Yellow & Canary
Pear green, Marsh green & Moss Green.
Sky, Azure & Egyptian blue
Cool grey 2 to 5 for his jacket and bike
Warm grey 1 to 5 for Beak.

I hope you like him - I think he really is "2cool"
Liz (:(|)X

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Wired for Sound

Morning All - Im on my own this weekend whilst the o't half is off on his stag do so I've had some quality time in my Craft room.
Today's post is using Wired for Sound. 
It reminds me of the 80's with the roller skates as when we were growing up there was a roller rink in town. This shut down but has recently re-opened and its cool again... I've not strayed in yet but reckon I'd look pretty much like this image - In my throw back Neon legwarms!!

I used papers from Simple Stories DIY Boutique for both the patterned panels which I mounted onto co-ordinated card stock. I die cut the image using a Lawn Fawn Wonky stitch rectangle. I also die cut the silver chevrons using a My Favourite things die. I added three green Doodlebug sprinkles in the top corner and then added the greeting using Doodlebug letters in pink. I used a little silver pen to highlight bits on the image.

I coloured the image using these promarkers & flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice.
Hair - Ice Grey 3 & 1 along with a little Cloud blue.
Pads & walkman - Ice Grey 1 to 5.
Top - Arctic blue, Sky blue & Azure
Shorts - Lime twist, Lime green & Bright green,
Skates - Babo pink, carmine, shocking pink, vermillion.

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

Hope you like it... I'm going to get my mix tape and find my Ghettoblaster!
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Discount digis!!! Get them quick sticks!

Morning All - my post for you today is to let you know about a special discount at All dressed up as they are teaming up with Passionate Paper Creations.

I have used All dressed up - A Star is Born which I printed out three times and cut to decoupage from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper. 

I found a free template on Google for the baby Onesie shape and cut this from Project life Baby Boy pad. I then glued this to an A5 card base and cut around it. I cut the trims from Yellow card stuck and glued these in place. I then drew the stitching on with white pen. I used pale blue enamel dots to look like the popper fastenings on the Onesie and finally spelt out the babies name using blue Doodlebug stickers.

It was pretty simple to make and Id love to see other creations with this fab digi ... especially as you can get it cheaper than usual!!

Id like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - Shaped card 
Through the purple haze - layers  
Crafty Creations - real or fake stitching.
Double Click - Welcome Baby
Colour Throwdown.
Inky Chicks - Baby Cards
Crafty Cardmarkers - shaped cards.

Thanks for coming by to look at my blog - it is appreciated.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Grandad's 80.

Morning -  Its Sunday so its time for a Dr Digi card. This morning I have stuck with the current challenge theme of Sport as there are so many brilliant images that fit this theme. I was asked to make this card for an 80TH brithday for a Grandad who loves football. Where else would you find such a perfect image than this one which you can find here.

I used a strip of wood effect paper from Crate Paper DIY Shop down the side and then cut a panel from of the sky paper from Crate paper Maggie Holmes collection which I mounted on kraft card. I used a white fence die from Marianne designs and also a grass die from Joy of Crafts which I cut from Doodlebug paper.
The letter stickers are from Websters Pages and I die cut the Happy Birthday greeting from red mirri using a new Lawn Fawn die which I suspect I will use a lot!! I also used a little glaze on the glasses to make them shine a bit.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Shorts & Boots - Cool greys.
Ball - Tan, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.
Clothes - Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgandy
I used a little Icicle to shade the white areas.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Brown Sugar - ATG 
Crafty Catz - Hobbies / Interests.
Creative Fingers - ATG
Jos scrap shack - ATG
Morgans Art - For the men.
Simply Papercrafts - ATG
Crafting with attitude -ATG
Crafting for all seasons - Dies or punches.

I hope you like him and I would love to see your sporting creations over at the Facebook Dr Digi challenge.
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 7 April 2016

All Dressed Up New Releases.

Evening all - Today is new release day at All Dressed up Stamps- I love these days (Its just a shame life is a bit manic at the mo to give me a minute to enjoy them properly!! )
I have used All dressed up - Dreaming of Summer  and it was a privileged to play with this image before it was released. Pop over to the All dressed up blog to see the other three stunning new releases. (Can't wait to colour Smile its your Birthday!)

I cut a base from Crate paper patterned paper called Notes and things and mounted this onto Mint satin card from Create and craft. I glued some lace ribbon around the base card and then some Pale Pink Ribbon along with thin Gold edge cerise ribbon which I used to tie and bow and stuck to the greeting tag which is from Craftworks Card.

I die cut the image using my new Lawn fawn inside out stitched frames and mounted it on to more die cut mint card. A Butterfly was punched from Mint satin using a Woodware punch and I used a trail of yellow gems to link this to several paper flowers and stamen from The Ribbon Girl

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft peach, Coral & Spice with baby pink cheeks.
Hair - Vanilla, Pineapple crush, Mustard, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Butterflies - Maroon & Baby pink, Polar blue.
Leaves & Dress - Pastel Green & Honeydew

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Cardz 4 Galz - Springtime
In the pink - Dies & Punches
Crafty Creations  - For a young girl.
Freshly Brewed designs - Ribbon or twine.
Crafty Sentiments - lace and or pearls. 
Digi Chooseday - Atg 
Lemon Shortbread - ATG 

All for now and fingers crossed next week give me a little more time to catch up with myself!
Liz (:(|)x

Game On!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Tin man is all Heart.

Hello - There is a new challenge starting today over at I love Promarkers and the theme is "Two colours only". The sponsor is Dr Digi and I have used an image called Tin Man as this lends itself to a limited colour scheme - I have used Red & Greys.

 I created the selection of pattern papers from My Minds Eye - Black & Grey necessities and Doodlebug Stars & Stripes. I added a stripe of red glitter peel off and some heart ribbon. I used three red heart shaped gems from Hobbycraft and finally added a greeting sticker from Kaisercraft. I used a little bit of silver pen to highlight the Tin Man.

I used these promarkers & Flexmarkers -
Cool greys 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Axe - Ice Grey 1, 2 & 5 with Poppy, Ruby & Burgandy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Inky Impressions - All about boys.
The male room - Magic / fantasy
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - ATG
Doodle pantry - ATG
Scrap n challenge - ATG

I hope you like my Tin Man - I definitely think he has a heart!
Liz (:(|)x

The Paper Shelter - Spring bike ride.

Hello - I have a confession - I though I had scheduled this post for the 6th which was the start of the new challenge - but clearly I hadn't! So apologies for the late posting but you may have seen it over on the facebook page. The image I have used is called The Paper Shelter -  Autumn Ride. 
And despite its name I have used it to create a card for the theme spring by colouring her in all zingy colours!

All the patterned papers and the little greeting flag are from Pebbles Happy Day paper collection, which I mounted onto matching green Bazzill. I tied some co-ordinating Blue ribbon around the base and made a big bow. I picked another strip of the patterned paper and mirrored the flowers from the paper with peach resin flowers. Finally  I added  few turquoise gems in swirls around the flowers and on the banner.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Baby pink cheeks.
Hair - Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna , Henna & Cool grey 3
Jeans - Cloud Blue,
Shoes & paper bag - Tan, Cinnamon & Cocoa
Dress - Aquamarine, Oasis & Frosted Jade
Cardigan -  Soft Lime, Aniseed, Lime Zest & Pear Green,
Bike - True Blue, Egyptian Blue, Royal Blue & Indigo Blue
Tyres - Cool Grey 5, 3 & 2 with a touch of black. I also used a  little silver pen for the wheel trim.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Spring colours
Scrap Creations - Going green

If you would like to enter the challenge just click on the picture below.... 

All for now - Ill be back in a few hours with my regular Sunday post...
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Iron Dan

Hello - this is my latest creation for Dr Digi and I've used an image called Iron Dan.  
I really liked colouring this one in for some reason and used paper from My Minds Eye necessities to match his boxers!  

I kept the yellow colour by adding the striped paper from Echo Park dots and stripes collection and then used red Bazzill to die cut the Star using a nestibilities die. The greeting tag I die cut from Lawn Fawn Wonky stitched rectangle die and then added a Happy Birthday greeting from Kaisercraft. Finally I added some homemade enamel dots to add a little extra detail and used the Lawn Fawn edge dies to go around the edge before I glued everything together.

I used these promarkers & Flexmarkers to colour Iron Dan -
Skin- Antique white, blush, soft peach, coral & Spice.
Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgandy
Gold & Summer Sun.
Powder blue on socks & eyes & power button.
Boxers - Cool grey 4 & 5
Instructions - Morning Mist & Sand dune.

I hope you like him.  I'm really pleased with how this has turned out and think it works great with the Kraft background.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Allsorts Challenge - April fools / Humour
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes.
Brown Sugar - ATG
Crafting with friends - ATG
Morgans artworld - For men
The Stamping Boutique - Masculine.
Juliaspiri challenge - Film

See you all soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 2 April 2016

On My Farm...

Howdie... (Farmers terminology right??) Todays post is to tell you all about the new Challenge at All Dressed Up Blog. It is always an Anything Goes theme as long as you use an All dressed up image. I have used an image called On my Farm
There was a little irony around the creation of this card as I had spent all day in the Garden putting horse manure on the flower beds so I did smell a bit like I'd been down on the Farm! Don't worry I did shower before I put my grubby hands on my precious paper stash!!


Speaking of paper - How ace is this perfectly plaid paper from Lawn Fawn!! They are all so bright and lush!! I teamed it with a strip of Country Fair green paper from My Favourite Things to mirror the grass. (These two companies can do no wrong in my opinion at the moment.)
I used a Lawn Fawn Die called "Inside out diagonal stitched Square" to cut the image out and mounted each layer onto Black bazzill.
I die cut a flower using Marianne Design and glued a pearl to the middle. The two smaller flowers are sequins from Doodlebug which I glued a gem to the middle of. I also die cut some clouds (I can't remember what brand they are ... Sorry. I normally write it on the back but haven't on these.) which I stuck to the card to overhang the image and then added a bright yellow button to represent the sun. Finally I used a little silver pen to highlight the wheels and grill on the tractor.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Sky - Powder blue with lots of blender pen.
Wooden fence and carts - Caramel, Cocoa & Raw Sienna.
Pig - Blossom, Baby pink & Antique Pink.
Chicken - Poppy & Yellow.
Tractor - Yellow, Gold & Sleigh bells.
Grass - Leaf Green & Pressed leaf.
Tyre's - Black, Cool greys 3,4 & 5
Cow & Sheep's face - Ice Greys 3, 4 &5

I hope you like how My Farm turned out - it looks pretty idyllic but I reckon the manure is just out of shot!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Thanks for visiting and Im looking forward to seeing all your creations entered into the Challenge.
Liz (:(|)x