Sunday, 23 July 2017

Tv Dinner Dennis

Morning - Here is todays card created for Dr Digi using TV Dinner Dennis.
That big pile of Bangers and Mash just made me think of Cowboys so I've teamed Dennis up with a Western film strip which also holds the Twisted easel card in place. These cards are so easy to do but really effective.

I printed the image out four time - Three on the patterned papers for the chair, trousers and slippers and once onto white. On the white layer I used promarkers to colour the rest of the image and then layered the him on to the chair pattern. The next layer of the trousers I glued onto the coloured image and finally added the slippers.
I used some wood effect paper across the bottom and some white star embossed paper as his floor and wallpaper. I cut a panel from the comic strip and mounted this onto black card which I then used 3d foam to raise in order to hold the front upright.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Unusal
Hair, Tray & Sausages - Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa & Henna,
Top - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Napkin - True Blue & Royal Blue
Mash - Light Fawn & Saffron
Peas - Leaf Green & Lush Green
Warm Grey 1, 2 & 3 to shade the image along with Powder blue on the plate and his eyes.

Right I will be at work whilst you read this today - so hope you all make the most of your Sundays off! Im not at all bitter!! But I will get a lie in on Monday so it's all ok!


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Paper Shelter in Paris

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is .Holiday Time. I have used this fab image called Si Belle!
I went with a city break to Paris rather than a beach Holiday! You can never rely on the weather!!!

The paper I have used is from Carta Bella Metropolitan Girl and I decided to do this card around the paper. The Eiffle Tower embellishment is from Wycinanka which I covered with glaze and then Cosmic Shimmer. I cut some American Crafts ribbon across the bottom and added some red buttons.
I used promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Hair - Cool Greys
Chair - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna
Shoes and scarf - Red, Ruby and Burgundy
Top and Beret - Cadet Blue, Powder blue & Colbalt blue,
Table - Ivory & Buttercup

Hope you will play along and share your creations
Liz (:(|)

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Peg Leg Pete - Seas the day.

Afternoon - Time for my latest Dr Digi card and today I've used Peg Leg Pete . 

I've been thinking and planning Christmas cards this last week so this was a nice change to do something completely different. And these papers from Echo Park Pirate's Life were perfect for the image and to create all the banners which I cut but hand and mounted onto black card. I also used some silver Mirri card to die cut the anchor using a Lawn Fawn Die.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -

Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Cool Grey stubble!
Pants and Hats - Cool Greys - 1 to 5.
Jacket - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Wood - Satin, Cinnamon, Cocoa & Raw Sienna.
Bird - Lime Zest & Pear Green, True blue & Royal Blue, Canary, Gold & Bright orange.

I also used gold and silver pens to add some details.

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

Right - im off out into the garden whilst there is a break in the rain to get a few bits planted in and tied up!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Recycling with Pretty In Plaits

We have a brand new Anything goes Challenge (As long as its an All Dressed Up Image Obvs!) starting over at the All Dressed Up Blog.
This is my card using an image called Pretty In Plaits.

I die cut around the image using a Lawn Fawn Circle die and them mounted this onto the Doily die cut which I think was from Marianne Design cut from Satin Card. Before I glues it in place I added a die cut strip which is actually the waste from a My Favourite things Scalloped Edge die! I attached to this some pearl ribbon too.
The pattern paper has a lovely gloss finish and is from SEI called Bridgeport but I have had it in my stash for ages!
I layered up the greeting from Pebbles and added a co-ordinating Yellow resin flower with some wooden Embellishment branches that had actually broken from the main Bird Embellishement from Hobbycraft. I used Promarkers to colour this in green. So I have actually been quite Frugal with my recycling and using bits up on this card... I knew there was a reason I keep every scrap!!

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Hair - Warm Grey 5,4,&2
Skin - Usual
Flowers - Powder Blue, Buttercup, Lemon, Canary, Gold, Lime Zest, Pear & Moss.
Hat - Peony, Tropical Orchid, Pink Lobster, Wild Cranberry & Maroon

I would like to enter this card into these Challenges also -
Crafty Friends - flowers
Brown Sugar - Colour inspirations
Addicted to stamps - Picture inspirations 
Digi Choosday - ATG
Passion for Promarkers - Add Pearls
CAS colours & sketches - layout.

I hope you like her and get the chance to play along with us.... Take a look at all the other DT Creations  - They are FAB!!
Liz (:(|)x 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Quirky Parrot

Good Morning  -  We are celebrating over at I Love Promarkers as it is the 8th Birthday!

We also have a new challenge starting with an Anything Goes Theme sponsored by Ikes Art. I have used an image called Quirky Parrot.

All the patterned papers are from Kaisercraft Say Aloha collection. I die cut the bottom panel using a  My Favourite Things scalloped stitched edge die and layered some black ribbon behind the greeting to continue the black in the greeting panel.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the Parrot -
Soft Lime, Lime Zest, Lime Twist, Lime Green & Pear Green.
Powder Blue shading on the white areas.
Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink & Carmine
Buttercup & Canary
Cool Grey 5,4 & 3
Sandstone, Cocoa, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.

We would love to see your creations at the challenge blog - 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Moving house with Open Top Olive

Todays Dr Digi card is using Open Top Olive.
It's the first time I've coloured this one up and it was fun doing the car to try and make it look shiny!
I've made this car for My Sister who is moving to the countryside so she and her husband have been back and to decorating and playing with the tractor and sit on lawnmower. They have a soft top MG and three dogs so this image was perfect although not a traditional New Home image - Just shows how versatile the Dr's images are!

I die cut the front of the card with My Favourite things basic scalloped stitched edge die and created a panel using acetate. I covered the back card with Patterned paper from Bella Blvd Family frenzy collection. I used silver pen on the car to give a metalic look and also white pen to give extra shine. I spelt out the greeting using Skinny letters from Doodlebug.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Car - True Blue, Royal Blue & Egyptian Blue.
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple Crush & Raw Sienna.
Dog - Raw Sienna, Warm Grey 3 & 5
Top - Poppy.
Tyres - Black, Cool Grey 2, 4 & 5

Well thats all from me for now - Don't forget the birthday competion is still running at the Facebook page.
Liz (:(|)x
doodlebug, silver pen, acetate, bella blvd,

Friday, 7 July 2017

Day Dreaming New Release

Afternoon - so today we give you the first showing of creations with the new images from All Dressed Up... As always they are the stunning!! I got to play with this beauty called Day Dreaming.

You can see all the other new releases over at the All Dressed Up Blog. 

I used a My Favourite Things stitched Scalloped edge die to cut the image panel which I coloured with Promarkers. The flower patterened paper is from Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection and I used the greeting sticker from the same collection.
I mirrored the stripe in the top with a striped black paper form My Minds Eye Black and Grey necessities collection - Finally I added a few sequins to give a little more detail.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Cocktail pink cheeks and lips.
Hair - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink & Carmine.
Dungarees - Soft Lime, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green & Moss
Head Band - Apple, Chartreuse & Peacock Green.
Top - Rose Peach & Blush

I love this image but I love everything Wendy does!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -

Crafty Addicts - Atg / Summer Colours
Crafts Galore -ATG

Have a great weekend and I will be back soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Enchanted Ocean shaker card

Hello -  Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Going Digital. I have used this fab image called Enchanted Ocean 
I have used the digital coloured image and also the background paper. I have added my own die cut seaweed and fishes using dies from Marianne Collectable . I decided this was a perfect image to make into a shaker card and added clear thread to both the Mermaid and diver so the appear to float around in the card. I added Doodlebug sequins and glitter but learning from past mistakes I didn't add to much! The front panel was created used acetate and around the frame I tied a co-ordinating blue ribbon. Finally I added the Best Fishes using Doodlebug letters.

I think I have always avoided digital images to some extent... But this challenge has really made me think twice about using them. You can still get really creative with what you do with them! We would love to see your creations and look as the fabulous prize... 
All from me for now - Why not pop over to The Paper Shelter challenge and see what the rest of the talented DT have made. 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Festival weekend.

Afternoon All -
I had a technical clitch this morning with my camera - hence the reason for an afternoon post rather then this morning.

So this weekend has been our local Festival on the field at the end of our road (A little too handy to pop in for unhealthy lunch of Crepes and Doughnuts!!) Its also been lovely and warm so the Power of Deirdrey last weekend def helped!
With the festival in mind I've made a birthday card using Strongo the Magnificent. We didn't quite have circus side shows but we did have A Dog Show, Morris Dancers and a Scarecrow Competition!! We went to the live band last night and along with  a fair bit of wine and dancing - We all had a brilliant night.

All the papers are from Carta Bella Circus Party collection and the greeting from Pebbles. I used a My Favourite things die cut to create the frame and added a few matte sprinkles from Doodlebug, along with some gold pen for details like buttons.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Usual
Suit - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy with Aquamarine shading.
Belt, Boots and hair - Warm greys.

Hope it was worth the wait!!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sweet tooth Hedgehog.

Morning - today is the start of a new challenge at I love promarkers and the theme is Special occasions.
We are sponsored this time by Fabrika Fantasy and I used an image called Sweet Tooth Hedgehog

The background paper is from American Crafts Mayberry collection and I used this to die cut the greeting using a Lawn Fawn die. I die cut the frame using a My Favourite Things and then added some We Are Memory Keeper Acetate. I used a Sizzix die to create the strawberry .

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers to colour the image -
Cocoa, Sandstone, Raw Sienna, & Cinnamon
Lemon & gold
Buttercup, Sleigh Bells, Mustard & Pineapple Crush
Grass, Pine Green & Forest Green
Lime Green & Lime Zest
Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Oasis & Turquoise

Hope you like my card and looking forward to seeing what you create!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 25 June 2017

The power of Deirdery

Morning All -  well I have made this card to summons the sun... like a metaphorical rain dance in reverse!!  
So lets all draw on the spirit of Deirdery's Day Off and colour her to bring back the sun for just a couple more days ... On the plus side - we don't need to water the veg patch! And I can't say the grey sky has stopped me indulging in a glass or two of cold cocktails!!

Have you seen our competion... Our Dr Digi is celebrating its 5th birthday and all you need to do is create a birthday card. So add your card to the pinned post at the top of the facebook page  and win some fab prizes!!!! Can't wait to see them!

So quick card recipe for you -
Papers - Doodlebug clouds, Carta Bella Beacj days for the sea and My Favourite things Watercolor Wash Brights. I used a My Favourite Things scalloped stitched basic edge dies to cut the waves and a Sizzix die to cut the palm tree from scraps of paper. The letter stickers are from Hobbycraft and i used a white pen to add the dots to her swimsuit. I also used glaze on the jug and glass.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour Deirdery -
Skin - Usual
Umbrella - Cocktail pink. Carmine and Magenta.
Swim Suit - Lime Zest, Lime Green and pear grean
Hair - Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Mustard and Sleigh bells.
Towel - Oasis and Turquoise.
Juice - Lemon and Gold
Powder blue to shade the sun lounger.

Well all for me for now -
Have a good day... Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Retro Selfie Mum. with Kenny K

Have you seen Kenny K are closing down?!?
It such as shame as the images are so unique. I have been lucky to be part of the Design Team these last few months and made some fab cards with the stamps and digis.

So get over to the website / shop now and get all the images you want before its too late - they are also on discount!
My thanks go to the whole team who have made me so welcome and to the master behind these images and his family that have given us there time and talent!

Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sizzlin BBQ Bill

Happy Fathers Day !
I hope your all allowing your Dad's to display there talents at burning meat on the BBQ this weekend. So for My Dr Digi card today I have used BBQ Bill.
Also the Sun has been shining today and its been hot so everyone has been bbq-ing!

The papers I have used are from Echo Park I love Summer collection along with the Sizzlin' sticker. The Dad stickers are from My Minds Eye and the flowery paper is from Simple Stories Good day Sunshine. I die cut the trees from Kraft card and velvet green card from Doodlebug. The little tree die is from My favourite things as is the stitched wavy boarder die. The only other thing I added was Silver pen to the Bbq legs and the fork for the metallic elements.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour BBQ Bill -
Skin - Usual
BBQ - Ice grey 1, 3 & 5
Top - Powder blue, sky blue, azure blue, True blue & Royal blue.
Shorts - Turqoise, Marine & Oasis.
Sausage - Cinnamon, Sandstone & Raw Sienna.

Hope all you Dads have a lovely day and get to enojy more sunshine!
See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Sarah's Wedding

Evening  - Im goosed today... not sure why really?!? Maybe Hayfever tablets - honestly we get some nice weather and it ruins me!!
So this card I made for the New Challenge which has just started over at the  All Dressed Up challenge Blog  and I have used the image called To Have and too hold.  This image is available from the Etsy shop - All Dressed Up Stamps
I made this card for my lovely friend at work who is currently sunning herself with her new husband on her Honeymoon. 

The background paper with gold flags is from American Crafts which I mounted onto Green satin base card. I made a panel using paper from My Minds eye called Fancy That. The wooden flags are from Scrapiniec Chipboard and I used the wooden hearts from Wycinanka and I filled these with Diamond stickles glue which I also used to add some sparkle on the wedding dress. The gold letters are from American Thickers  Dear Lizzy. Finally I added the ribbon around the base card and tied it in a  nice knot rather than a bow.

I used these promarkers & Flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Dress & Waistcoat - Pastel green & Honeydew with Peach and Rose Peach.
Suit - Warm greys
Hair - Pineapple Crush, Buttercup & Sleigh Bells. Sandstone, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.

Well thats all from me... I might hit the sack!!
Hope everyone is well,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Monochrome Art Deco Charm.

Morning - Today is the start of a new challenge at I Love Promarkers. The theme is Monochrome and we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter.  
I have used this image called Art Deco Charm as I thought it would work well with minimal colour of pale pinks. 

The background paper is from Carta Bella Hello Again collection. I use gold washi tape from Hobbycraft around the edges. I used a My Favourite things die to cut the gold frame and used the same card to mount the the greeting which is a sticker from Pebbles. I used gold pen to add some details on the image and glued a gold trimmed feather in place. 

I used very few promarkers - 
Skin - Usual 
Sand Dune, Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Cocktail pink. 

I hope you like this card and I would love to see your creations in the challenge. 
Liz (:(|)x


Sunday, 11 June 2017

First Place Phil.

Evening -
Firstly I don't know where this whole week has gone!! I've worked 7 days and lost track of days so I'm very late with this card! But I am getting ready for Fathers Day next weekend. (Luckily my Dad doesn't do Blogs or Facebook so I'm safe posting... )
This is First Place Phil from Dr Digi and the sentiment is from the Fathers sentiment sheet.
There is also currently a discount code available for you to stock up on Mens images until 18TH JULY  - See the link below...

This card uses background paper from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline - Dilly & Dally collection. The star is from a pack I bought at Hobbycraft donkeys years ago (So long it was no longer sticky!!) The arrows are from Doodlebug sprinkles. I used Glaze on the helmet to make it shiny!

I only used a few promarkers -
Skin - Usual
Suit - Poppy Ruby & Burgundy
Gold, Canary & Lemon
Ice Grey 1,3 & 5
Hope you like Phil - Sure Dad will as its in the Ferrari Red colour which he calls the works team... (He used to work for the group that owns them...! No sadly we never had a Ferrari... Although I do blame him for my fast driving and my sporty Alfa... )
Right all - I have two days off... lots to do and some miles to clock up running. Also hoping to get some new running trainers... I get a little too excited about this thought!

See you soon,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Sweet Succuents

Afternoon -
Have you seen the stunning new images at All Dressed Up?? You can see the full release here on the Challenge blog. I have been able to colour this one called Flower Pots and it is just lovely!! I have a really thing for Succulents at the mo and we even had them in our wedding flowers and for the Men's button holes!

The paper is from Basic Grey and called Terrarium. I mounted this in to pale pink and brown bazzill card. I tied a strip of green thin ribbon and a bow across the top. I also added some pale coloured lace across the bottom. I added some co-ordinated resin flowers and the copper foiled wording from Do Crafts. I used a My Favourite things square die to cut the image and I added liquid pearls around the scalloped of the base card and also on the plants. (White Opal, Avocado, Peacock, Mint Green & Petal Pink)

And in a shocking turn.... I did not use Promarkers!!! I used Zig Clean colour brush pens... 

I did use promarkers to colour her skin but them used these Zig pens -
Beige, Mustard, Pale Oatmeal, Mid Brown & Oatmeal - Hat
Gray & Light Gray - Shading
Pale Pink. Light Pink & Light Carmine - Dress & Flowers
Light Blue -background
Turquoise Green, Yellow Green, Mid Green, Emerald Green, Green, Light Green & Pale Green (Ha! So many greens!!!)
I used all these colours with a water brush - I think I still need more practice on this technique!

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

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

Having a Good Time

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Flower Power. I have used this fab image called Having a good time.
I have used a paper which is glittered from Decotime pad along with some shades of blue bazzill card which I cut using My Favourite things Stitched Scalloped Basic edge dies. I cut around the image using a Lawn Fawn stitched circle die. The letters for the greeting are from Sue Wilson.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image - 
Skin - Usual
Wood - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna
Grass & Hat - Apple, Leaf Green, Forest Green & Grass. 
Cherries & Sandles - Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy. 
Cushion - Lemon, Canary & Gold. 
Top - Aquamarine & Frosted Jade. 
Shorts - True Blue & Egyptian Blue. 
Beard - Warm Grey 1 & 3.
Sky - Powder Blue.   

You can win some fab digi images at this challenge - so make sure you get your entries in...

Have a good day and Ill be back later with some new All Dressed Up inspiration!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Let's Party

Morning - Here to show you my latest post at Dr Digi using Vic the Viking.
I actually did a Chicken & egg thing with this card as I got the image to go with the papers which are from Doodlebug and called Dragontails. I love the blues & greens with the orange - right up my bright street!

As you know I have been a little quiter than usual lately due to being busy at work helping to deal with the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Manchester so it is really sad to be typing this post with another incident being reported on the news in London Bridge which has more fatalities and injured.
The world is certainly a crazy and confused place right now.
Seems a little glib to say this but Crafting is my switch off button... I get completely caught up in my colouring and creating that I thing about little else. I can forget about a crappy day at work or any worries for a few hours.

All of the papers used are from Doodlebug DragonTails. The image and Ship panel are die cut using My Favourite things Inside Outside square stitch die. I then cut the little flags by hand and cut out the greeting strip from one of the patterned papers. Finally I added some matte enamel dots also from Doodlebug and used Silver pen to add some metallic detail.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Boots & Belt - Ice greys 1-5
Bag - Oasis & Turquoise
Trousers & Helmet - Lime Zest, Lime Green & Pear Green
Beard & Hair - Gold, Bright Orange & Orange
Top - Sky Blue, True Blue, Royal Blue & Egyptian Blue.
Shield & axe - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.

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

That's all from me for now,
Stay Safe,
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Not all Heroes wear capes.

Morning  - Firstly I'm sorry I haven't been around for a while - I have been very busy at work. I have made this card as a little colouring therapy for me as a break from work but also to show my thanks for all those first responders and people who risk there safety on a daily basis -I include all the emergency services in that - not just the police!
I'm sure you will all have seen the horrific news and footage of events in Manchester last week on the 22nd May. I got called into work in Manchester at 11.30 pm that evening to help deal with the incident but I was in a safe location away from any risk so I do not consider myself as one of the "heroes" but I feel priviledged to have been able to do my bit to help all those affected.
So I hope you don't mind my card being a slightly different take on the challenge theme of Super Heroes over at I love Promarkers using this image from Digital Delights called Policeman Scottie.

The Worker bee is a symbol of Manchester and represents resilience and the work ethic of industrial Manchester so this paper from Authentique called Be(you)tiful Persevere was perfect. The blue paper is from Papermania as is the ribbon of Union Jacks.
I used a Die-namincs banner die to cut the banner in gold card and used Doodlebug letters to add the letters and a red Hobbycraft heart.
I used Harolds ABC alphabet from Lawn Fawn to spell out and stamp the greeting.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hair - Umber & Cinnamon
Uniform - Storm Blue, Twlight Sky, Midnight Blue & Indigo Blue
Hat & Shoes - Cool Greys.
I also used a touch of black and a gold pen to add some metallic details.

I hope you like my card - it was first chance to colour for a while so it was definatly a way of relaxing. I don't know about you but I don't really think about anything else when I am busy using my pens.

Thanks for stopping by - Please leave a comment so I know who's beeeeen!
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 18 May 2017

UR Awesome

Morning - Here is another card I have made using Kenny K stamps whilst I am a Guest Design Team member! This image is called Download Diva
and I though she was just perfect for this paper...
So question - which comes first the Papers or the image?  Or Maybe you design a whole layout before you start colouring.
I think my usual method is to pick the colour scheme and probably papers and then colour my image to co-ordinate. Sometimes my cards look nothing like what I initally intended to design!!
This paper is from Heidi Swapp - Favourite things pad. I kept it very simple with two bold letter stickers from Pebbles ABC and a wood chip saying from Freckled Fawn. I coloured this with a promarker and then covered it in glue and Cosmic Shimmer glitter.

I used 3D foam to attach the Diva to the card so she stood out a little from the background.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Antique white, Blush, Soft peach, Coral, & Spice with Cocktail pink cheeks.
Hair and socks - Vermillion, Magenta & Carmine
Top & Trainers - Frosted Jade & Soft Green
Jeans & Hair - Cool Greys.

I hope you like her and don't forget the fab challenge at the Kenny K facebook page where you recieve an image just for entering!!

Thanks for stopping in - don't forget to say Hello
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Little Girls Tea Party

Morning - today is that start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers.  The sponsor is Little Miss Muffet and the theme is Girls Birthday. I have used an image called Swings and Slides Tea for Three

I used a MFT wonky stitched rectangle die to cut the image and mounted this onto black card. I die cut several Lawn Fawn Big Scripty word dies from black and glued them together - I die cut the patterned top layer from the same Lawn Fawn Perfectly plaid paper that I covered the card with.
I glued a green stripy button to the card and used some twine to tie a charm to the card. Finally I added some co-ordinating Doodlebug Enamel dots and a resin butterfly.

I used these promarkers  and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Hair -Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Grass & Lush Green
Cloud Blue sky.
Carmine, Baby Pink & Cocktail Pink,
Orchid, Spring Lilac & Purple,
Sky Blue & True Blue,
Burnt Sienne
Warm Grey 2, 3, 4 & 5

I hope you like this card and how I have used the image. Now lets see your creations over at the challenge.
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Food is love!

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Love is in the Air. I have used this fab image called Trattoria Chef.

I definately love food!!! And get a great deal of enjoyment from eating. In fact my day is probably planned around meals and what the next thing to eat will be!!

I kept the card fairly simple and the image as the key focus. I coloured him in with promarkers an fussy cut around him. I die cut a large heart using a Spellbinders Nestibilites from My Favourite Things Paper pad Hearts and Stripes collection. I added some ribbon from my stash and three striped Card Candi dots from Craftworks cards.
The greeting was stamped using letters from Lawn Fawn alphabet called Harold's ABC.  Finally I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen over the grey fork to make it look metallic.

I coloured the image with these promarkers & Flexmarkers -
Skin -  Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Apron - Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Hair  & Fork - Cool Greys
Spaghetti -  Saffron & Sandstone.
Meatball - Pine, Saddle Brown & Burnt Umber.
Sauce - Firebrick & Poppy.
Powder blue on the whites to shade

Hope you like this card and agree with me that the way to the heart is definitely through the stomach!!
Liz (:(|)x

Monday, 15 May 2017

Happy Summer

Afternoon - the new challenge has literally just gone live over at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog. I know as I have posted it!! And this challenge is ace as it is always an Anything Goes theme as long as you use an All Dressed Up image and there are sooo many beautiful ones to choose from!
For my DT card this month I have used 3 Little Summer Girls which you can get in the Etsy shop here -} All Dressed Up 
Now when I decided I was going to use these girls - it WAS sunny! We had lovely weather but sadly it hasn't hung around and I think it has rained all day today!! This image demanded a warm summery colour scheme.

I used a little strip of paper from Carta Bella Beach Day which I used a My Favourite Things Scalloped edge die on for a bit of added detail. I cut a strip of ribbon from my stash and glued this to the card base. I coloured and fussy cut around the Girls and used 3d foam to add them to the card. I used a Make It Crafty wooden die cut word and coloured the base layer in yellows and the top layer with the pinks. I added a few co-ordinated Doodlebug enamel dots around the image and some white gel pen dots on the swimming costume to keep the spot and dot theme going. 

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the girls -
Skin - Usual
Carmine, Magenta & Vermillion
Wild Orchid, Red Violet & Boysenberry
Mango, Bright Orange & Mandarin
Hair 1 - Chestnut & Peach
Hair 2 - Buttercup, Pineapple Crush, Mustard & Sleigh Bells
Hair 3 - Cool Greys.

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

So I am hoping this card will bring the sunshine back! Wishful thinking?? If not at least it reminds me of the warmer weather!
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Our First Wedding Anniversary.

Wow - that year has flown! Today is our first Wedding Anniversary. So today's card is one I made for my Husband (still weird saying that!) to celebrate. First Wedding gifts are traditionally paper so that's an easy one for any crafter... Just give us a paper pad and we are happy as larry. (Who was Larry??) This is actually Morris and Mildred or is this the future for us... Ben would have to shrink from his 6ft5 and would have to put on a little weight!!

The card is made with a background from Doodlebug Sweethearts paper. I coloured and cut around Morris and Mildred and glued them on to the card. I used a fine black liner pen and drew the broken line around the paper panel. I die cut a little heart using Spellbinders nestibilities die and added the wooded button with some red twine. I attached a strip of pale blue lace from Papermania and added the extra words and numbers with Doodlebug letters. Finally I added some pearl hearts from Hobbycraft.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - usual
Morris' suit - Warm Greys
hair - Cool Greys
Dress - Pink Mittens,
Flowers and waist coat - Carmine, Vermillion & Poppy.
Leaf green and Lush green leaves
Powder blue eyes.

Ben got me these lovely flowers which are a bouquet full of different Peonies. They are my favourite and we had Peonies for our wedding flowers.

So that's all for me now so I will be back soon with some inspiration from All Dressed up.
Have a great day,
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Strawberry Patch - May New Release Images.

Afternoon - Have you seen the gorgeous new images at All Dressed Up? If not get yourself over to the Challenge blog or facebook to see them all in wonderful creations or the Etsy shop to get your crafty mitts on these beauties. Make sure you share your makes with us over at Facebook and don't forget to enter them into our challenge.

This new image is called Strawberry Patch

The background paper is foiled strawberries on kraft paper which I got in a pad called Papercraft designs from Pound world! I created the mat layers from Green American Crafts card and a strawberry patterned card which is all flittered. This was from a pad I got for The Range by a make called Decotime. So this is quite the bargain make!! I used a My Favourite things inside outside stitched frame die to create the layers and also die cut a strawberry using a Sizzix die. I used onxy liquid pearls to create the pips and a little white pen on the image to highlight the strawberries.
The greeting sticker is from Jillibean soup labels from the Coconut lime collections.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice.
Hat -  Light Fawn, Sandstone, Cinnamon & Chestnut.
Grass - Lime Zest, Lime Green & Leaf Green.
Leaves -  Lush and Pine Green
Top - Lemon, Summer sun & Gold.
Strawberries & Shoes - Red & Ruby
Jeans - Powder Blue & Cornflower.
Warm Greys 5 & 2

Hope you like what I've done with this image and looking forward to all the inspiration from seeing your creations with these new images.
Liz (:(|)x

Martin's 50th Birthday card.

Morning Dr Digi patients.
I have been wanting to colour this image up for ages but if I'm honest I was a little daunted by it. But it was great to play with and use all the primary bright colours! The image is called Biffo and he also comes in a coloured version.
I made this card for my Brother in laws 50th Birthday. We bought him a metal detector!! What do you get for the person who has literally everything... He was really pleased with and we may get a share in the fortune he discovers!!

I printed the image quite big and let BIFFO take center stage! I used a My Favourite things dies called Scalloped stitched edge boarder 2 (Catchy hey??) on the image panel and also on some Grey American Crafts card. I used 3d foam to raise the panel and placed enamel dots from Doodlebug in various spots around the card. The Happy Birthday is a clear sticker from Kaiser craft and the 50th are Doodlebug letter stickers and they are both so useful.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Hair, Nose and Shoes -Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy

Suit - Cool Greys 1-5
Shirt - Celestial Blue, True Blue, Egyptian Blue & Indigo Blue. Little powder blue for shading white areas.
Balloon - Lemon, Canary & Summer Sun
Balloon Dog - Meadow Green, Grass & Emerald.

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

I'm pleased with how Biffo had turned out and he is perfect for any birthday card!!
Liz (:(|)x

Friday, 5 May 2017

Danger Dad - Kenny K stamps.

Hello -  Thought I would share this creation with you today. Its the current freebie from Kenny K and you can get your paws on it by entering the Challenge at Club Kenny K May Challenge on Facebook. The image is called Danger Dad.

I wanted to create a night sky and thought of the light signal used in Batman so I thought a round base card would be a good idea.
I covered the base with map patterned paper from DIY pad by American Crafts. I used a My Favourite things die-namics die to cut the skyline in Black and Gold and glued them together slightly of line to give a light glow.  I also used an sky / star die from MFT to cut out stars from blue card which I then die cut using Lawn Fawn Large stitched circle die. I used this die to cut the gold circle also and after gluing them together and attaching the sky line - I cut off the bottom.
I used gold sparkly letters from Hobbycraft to spell our SuperDad as I thought this could be a Fathers Day card. Finally I added gold pen details on the image for the belt and chevrons, along with a little glaze on his boots.

I used these promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Cool Greys 2, 3, 4 & 5
Suit - Celestial Blue, True Blue, Egyptian Blue & Indigo Blue.
Cape - Burgundy, Ruby, Poppy & Red.
Skin - Usual

Lots more to come from me in the next few days... mainly cos I'm trying to reduce the amount I eat so need to keep busy!!
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Total Drama in One layer.

Morning - today is that start of a new challenge at I love Promarkers. 
The sponsor is Kenny K Stamps and the theme is One Layer. I have used an image called Total Drama. I thought this image would work perfectly with a simple one layer retro pop-art feel.

I printed the image and trimmed it down with a white boarder and mounted it on to black for my one layer. I have coloured the background of the image with a Royal Blue promarker. (One of the reasons I love these pens - no streaks!!) I coloured her hair with Canary and the top in with Poppy. I used soft peach on her skin and used a blender pen to make the dots. 
I used a Docrafts letter dies on red card to spell out the saying, "How Old!"
I'm really pleased with how its turned out! 

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

Hope to see lots of entries into the I Love Promarkers challenge - 
Liz (:(|)x

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Garden Girl Poppy

 Morning - Thought I'd take the time to show you this card I made with one of my new Stamping Bella stamps called Tiny Townie Garden Girl Poppy.

I printed the image out and die cut it using a My Favourite things wonky stitched frame. I then die cut using a scalloped stitched edge on Doodlebug Kraft in colour blue striped paper and glued it to the base pad. I die cut some green leaves using a Marianne Design die and glued this to a Poppy paper flower that I think was from The Ribbon Girl. Finally I add the "Love Ya" which was die cut from red card using Lawn Fawn Big scripty word die. 

I used these Promarkers and flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin - Usual
Poppy flowers and skirt - Red, Poppy, Ruby & Burgundy
Stripes and bow - Indigo Blue
Leaves - Emerald, Lush green & Pine Green
Hair and centre of poppy - Ice grey 2, 3 & 5 

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

I love colouring these images - they are so crisp and make such lovely cards!!
See you back again tomorrow for a new I Love Promarkers challenge.
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Hello - It's Sunday so Dr Digi Time and this week I've used Tea Trolly Dolly.
We are big fans of the TEA over at Dr Digi and I admit I consume far too much Tea on a daily basis! Especially when I am at work which is where I will be when you are reading this - I know... on a Bank Holiday weekend. Poor me!!

I covered a round card base with papers from My Favourite Things Just delightful Fun & Frolics and die cut the edge of one with a My Favourite Things scalloped edge die. I also used a Lawn fawn stitched circle dies for the image and greeting. I added a tea cup sticker from K&Co Bloomscape.
I added some Doodlebug enamel dots and a little red heart sticker.

I used these promarkers & Flexmarkers -
Skin - Usual
Tea Urn & Trolley - Cool Greys
Dress - Sky Blue and Powder Blue
Trays - Sandstone, Cinnamon & Raw Sienna.
Apron -  Lemon, Summer Sun & Gold.
Letters & Hearts - Poppy.

I hope you like our Dolly and don't forget to keep sharing your Dr Digi creations with us.
Liz (:(|)x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

One Martini, Two Martini, Three Martini, Floor

I love this stamp from Stamping Bella! This is Edna Needs a Martini
I just love her for Birthday cards and she is really good fun to colour up with all her curves to shade. I kept the card really simple so Edna is the main focus - what else do you need!!

I used papers from My Favourite Things Hearts and Stripes collection and I added a thin red twine which I tied into a bow and attached a cocktail glass charm too. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the wings to give them a shimmer.

I used Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image -
Skin- Antique White, Blush, Soft Peach, Coral & Spice with Baby Pink Cheeks
Flower & Shoes - Poppy, Cerise & Baby Pink
Dress - Aquamarine, Oasis, Turquoise & Marine
Drink - Olive Green & Holly, Sea mist
Hair - Black, Blue Greys 1- 5

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Addicted to Stamps - CAS 
Passion for Promarkers - Add a charm 
Always fun challenges - CAS
Crafting when we can - One for the girls
International Art - Wings 

That's all from me for today. I'll be back on Sunday with a new Dr Digi card.
Liz (:(|)x

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Happy Birthday challenge at TPS

Morning -
Today is the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Birthdays. I have used this fab image called Happy Birthday. The whole Balloon theme just seemed perfect!

 I covered the base card with balloon paper from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Happy Place pad. I tied some pink and gold sparkly twine around the front. I die cut the image and the black surround using a My Favourite Things inside outside stitched frame die.
I also die cut the greeting from black using a Lawn Fawn die. Finally I coloured an Anemone chipboard balloon with promarkers and then glaze which I sprinkled with glitter crystal stars.

I coloured the image using these promarkers and flexmarkers -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush, Antique White.
Hair & Box -  Buttercup, Pineapple crush, Sleigh Bells & Raw Sienna.
Ribbons & Balloons - Poppy & Ruby, Baby Pink & Cocktail pink, Carmine & Magenta.
Skirt - Pink Mittens, Baby Pink & Cocktail pink.

Warm Grey 2 to shade white areas.

Hope you like this latest card and I would love to see your entries in the challenge - you can enter with any image, not just The Paper Shelter and still win digis!! 

Ok - that's me for today. Be back with you soon, 
Liz (:(|)x

Sunday, 23 April 2017

It's a Hard Day's Knight with St George.

Morning - hands up who actually knew it was St Georges Day? Honestly ... ok it was on my calendar when I was planning my cards as I have had to be quite organized, as the Husband & I have been down in London for a few days and we went to see a friend who is a Yeoman in the Tower of London. We got a private group tour of the Tower after it had closed and were priviledge to see 800 year old Ceremony of the Keys.  So this image called Hard Day's Knight just seemed to be ideal! I am feeling all Patriotic!

I don't often put none crafty photos on my blog but think these are worth sharing... Hope you don't mind!

Also shameless plug but its for Charity.... Andy Merry - The Yeoman has recently been diagnosed with MS. Andy was in the Marines before he moved to The Tower of London so has set himself the challenge on climbing Mount Blanc to raise money for the MS society and The Royal Marines Charity. Here is the link  to the website Mount Blanc for MS and the charity fundraising page
 MtBlancforMS  if anyone wanted to read more.

We had a fantastic time and raised lots of money for the challenge.
Thats all from me for now. Hope you don't mind my post being a little different form the norm! The card ingredients can be found listed at the bottom of this post in the Labels sections
Thanks for popping by,
Liz (:(|)x