Thursday, 23 April 2015

Pretty in Turquoise ~~

Hi everyone...I hope this finds you well.

We woke up to a little bit of snow this morning...poor daffodils are hanging their heads!
...but the sun is out and it should climb to 6 C today and that is bound to cheer us all up.

I thought I would share with you today a card I made using the beautiful Lonely Sis from
Chrishanthi's Ppinkydollsart available here.  


A few details...
Coloured with Copics...turquoise was using the BG series BG02, 01, 00, 000
Hair:  E50, 55, 53, touch of E25
Skin:  E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Shape created using MS Double Loops punches
Lace - WOC
Flower - SB Crafty Flower One with WOC orchid on top
SU leaf punch
SU design paper & distressed with Baja Breeze dye ink
Ohhh....and my new SB Mini Envelope 1 die....isn't it cute!!

Here is a peek at the inside:


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe Challenge #113 -  Ribbon /or lace

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Celebration ~TPS Challenge #200

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge starts today at

with the theme of "It's a Celebration" 

I've Copic coloured a cute pair called Birds Couple available here.


Details:
DP - Recollections
SB Grand Scallop Square die used to create the shape.
Applied a corner rounder to each square layer.
SB Grand Circles Die and Grand Decorative Circles One
SB Romantic Agenda Die
Flower cut using SB Crafty Flower One Die.
Anniversary circle sentiment available here.  Thank You Netty!

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week.
If you use a TPS image you could win a $30 gift certificate to spend in the store,
but even if you don't you could win 3 digital images of your choice.
Hope to see you there!


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #56 - ATG
Craft Your Passion Challenge #258 - ATG
Crafty Boots Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Love To Scrap Challenge #52 - ATG
OLLCB Challenge #178 - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,

Monday, 20 April 2015

Thank You Flip-it card ~~

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend.   
Rain, rain, rain today for us but we had a great run 
of warm sunny weather recently so no complaints.

Today I thought I would post a card I made using the Sizzix Circle Flip-its die #2
I had so much fun using this die and made several cards as they come together quickly but
unfortunately I gave them away before taking pictures...but here is the one I do have.


Open view
 


Thank You created in Word...inside sentiment is a wonderful freebie from TLC

I would like to enter the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge #67 - Make it Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,
 


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Masculine card for Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
I hope this finds you well.
Spring has finally arrived for us.  The lawns are starting to green up
 and I have hyacinth waiting to burst with colour....my favourite time of year.

Today starts a new challenge at 


and our lovely host for #255 is Chris who has chosen a Masculine theme.

We are sponsored by the wonderful Doodle Pantry
who generously supplied us with digital images of our choosing.

I've used a pre-coloured image from the Big Trucks collection available here.
I couldn't help buy another pre-coloured image when I was on the site
as I think they are fabulous to have for those last minute cards.

I had so much fun making this swing card.  I followed the tutorial made by
the very talented Norma of From My Craft Room available here.


View of the card when it's closed.

 Open view


I would like to enter the following challenges: (listed alphabetical)
ABC Challenge - H for Happy Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge  #197 - ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to
play along with us this week.
hugs,


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Springtime Birthday

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great Holiday Weekend and perhaps had a little chocolate!
We had snow early Easter Sunday but it melted by mid afternoon...winter will not give up!

Today starts a new challenge at


#198 has a theme of "Birthday with Sentiment

I choose to colour the very sweet "Spring Enchantment" available here.
I attempted to keep the design light and airy as she looks like she's floating along to me.


A peek at the inside....


Details:
Copic coloured
Frame made using Martha Stewart Mini Daisy punches
MB Grand Oak Tree, Kaleidescope butterfly, Spring Border dies used
Fence - Joy Crafts - Noor Design 6002/0192
Clouds are Die-Namics - sentiment created in word
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Rosette ribbon - Tim Holtz

I do hope you get a chance to join us this week and remember,
if you play with a TPS image you have a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate
If you play with another brand you could win 3 digis of your choice.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - March - Spring colours
Make my Monday Challenge - Springtime picture inspiration
OLLCB #177 - Spring
The Pink Elephant 293 - Pastel Colours

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,

Friday, 3 April 2015

Ballerina Kitten ~~

Good day everyone and Happy Good Friday,

Today starts a new challenge at


hosted by our lovely Kavitha who has chosen the theme

Buttons & Bows

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Aurora Wings

We were fortunate enough to select our images 
and I couldn't resist Swan Lake Ballerina Kitten available here.


Details:
Coloured with Copics
Shape and inner layer made using Martha Stewart Flourish Lace dies
Marianne Die LR0240 framing the image
HB sentiment - Taylored Expressions Banner Day 1 die & stamp
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge (T) - Furry Friends  (Won Top 3)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #283 - Call the Vet
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #221 - Anything Goes

Have a very Happy Easter everyone and if you can
please stop by the blog and see the wonderful inspiration by my
ubber talented teamies.  
hugs,


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Lots of Layers ~~

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at


Hosted by our lovely Jools who has chosen the theme
"Lots of Layers
Or wonderful sponsor this week is Di's Digi Stamps.

Here is the card I prepared for the challenge.  Image colored with Copics.


 
I decided to colour up an Easter card and used the adorable image by Lynne Stansbery 
called Blow me a Kiss available here at Sweet Pea Stamps  
I thought she was so cute all dressed for Easter in her bonnet.



I used several sizes of Go Kreate XXL square
frame frilly #2 die to create the shape and bottom layers.  
Added Gesso to the edges to soften the look. 
Corner rounder punch used around the image
Bits of ribbon and lace from my stash
Sentiment created in Word, cut using
SB Labels 4 die







I would like to enter the following challenges:
OLLCB Challenge #177 -  Spring/Easter

Thanks for stopping by and Happy April Fools Day.
hugs,


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Cardz 4 Guyz ~ Sneakers

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend and that this finds you well.

Today is my last post as a GDT member at Cardz 4 Guyz.  
Thank you so much for having me....it's been a pleasure.

This week's theme is "Something that begins with S
I've Copic coloured a great pair of hightop "Sneakers" 
that I found at Just Inklined available here.


Inside


All the papers are bits from my stash. 
 The stars are Sizzix Stars #2
Sentiment:  LOTV 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge 117 - Anything goes
Sister Act Card challenge #99 - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts Challenge #1 - Anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your lovely comments are always appreciated.
hugs,
 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Christmas..Boy and His Dog

Hi everyone,
I hope you are well and that the sun is shining where you are.

It's team Fabs' turn to post this week at 


 hosted by the lovely and talented Lorraine.

 Now it's technically not my week but since it's a Christmas theme I couldn't resist joining in.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps

I've used a cute digi called Christmas Boy and His Dog available here 

.
Coloured with Copics. Design paper is Basic Grey Jovial
Christmas Sentiment Tags are from LOTV 
Evergreen branch is a Marianne die LR0181


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland  - Warm Winter Wishes

Thanks for stopping by today.  It would be great if you could stop by the
blog and see the wonderful inspiration by the DT.

I will be back shortly with my second post for today.
hugs,
 
 

Blooming at TPS

Hi everyone,

I'm back as promised, this time to tell you about the new challenge starting today at


The theme this week is Blooming and I couldn't resist colouring up one of the new images
called Peaceful Easter available here.


Coloured with Copics
I cut the eggs using MB Classic Egg die, ran them thru my Xyron so that
the right side was sticky.  I then added Stampendous Crystal Snow Ultra Fine glitter
in white.   The top layer was cut using MB Filagree Egg.
Bottom floral border is MB Summer Border
The bunnies were cut using a Martha Stewart punch and glitter added
in the same way as the eggs.
Sentiment created in Word
Flowers from WOC...butterfly is a MS punch
Flower ribbon - Tim Holtz

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #128 - Anything Goes with a twist of Easter
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #78 - Anything Goes with Easter Twist

Thanks for stopping by today. Your lovely comments are always appreciated.
hugs,

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A different kinda Transport

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend. 
Sorry I've not been around much ....not enough hours in the day it seems
but things have settled down so I should be around to visit you all soon.

I'm enjoying my GDT spot at Cardz 4 Guyz and have a card to show you
for the latest challenge which is
 "Transport"

 I thought I would do something a little different
and used this digi from JustInkLined called Paint this Wagon available here.


It took some time to colour this up.  Copics used as always. 
The paper is from October Afternoon, Sasparilla
I added grommets and brads to the linen swatch and finished it off with twine.
StampinUp sentiment stamped on a piece of linen
Burlap from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card and Scrap Challenge #93 - Use Layers

Thanks for stopping by today.
If you can, please check out the blog and see the wonderful inspiration from the DT.
hugs,


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spring into Colour

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday.

Today starts a new challenge at 
 and the theme is "Spring into Colour"

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
 and I've chosen to colour an image by Alipeeps Art 
called Spring Meadow available here.


Not sure why her cheeks are so rosy... not like that irl...perhaps the camera
thought she stayed in the sun too long!
DP and Sentiment is Graph 45.
Flowers from my stash, beautiful purple burlap is from my lovely friend Vera

I would like to enter the following challenges: (in alphabetical order)
Di's Digi Challenge - Lots of Green
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #232 - Anything Goes with Women
Pile it On Challenge #60 - Use 3 of something  (3 flowers)

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Adorable......

Hi everyone,
Just popping in today to show you my latest card as guest designer for

with a theme of CAS

I've Copic coloured a very sweet image from JustInklined 
called Cavalier King Charles Spaniel available here.


The woven kraft dp is from DCWV and the black textured sheet is from Michaels.
Sentiment created in Word..101 Star Studded font
Copic Colours:
Black...C9, C7, C5, 100
Brown: E13, E11, E19
White:  C00, C1, C2

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge #220 - Our Animal Friends

Thanks for stopping by today. I do hope you get a chance to play along
this week, and stop by the blog to see the wonderful creations made by the DT.

hugs,



Thursday, 12 March 2015

DT Call - TPS Going on Now


Hi everyone

Just a quick reminder to tell you that The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot 
is hosting a DT Call for new Team members to join both Design Teams.
If you would enjoy being part of a friendly team and love to create with the wonderful Paper Shelter images then head over to the challenge blog and check out all the details.


  Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

Love at First Sight....

Hi everyone,

I've been up to my old tricks of purchasing and printing off digi stamps
but this time I intend to colour all of them!  I need to get down to 
business as Spring cleaning is right around the corner and that
leaves no time for crafting.

I found this adorable image by Lynne Stansbery at Sweet Pea Stamps
called Devotion...available here.

I'm thrilled as to how this turned out.  Colouring animals is difficult for me but practice does help.
  I kept the design fairly simple as I wanted the image to take center stage
....and I do love the sentiment which comes with the image.
We are a family of dog lovers so I'm sure this card will find a home....if I can part with it.



I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - E is for Exceptionally Cute
Fairytale Stampers #52 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #5 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #280 - Cute, Cute, Cute
Path of Positivity Challenge #24 - Serendipity
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment


Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,