Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Challenge #258 The Paper Shelter

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at
with the theme of "Ribbon"

As always we have the wonderful Veronica and Pedro 
of The Paper Shelter as our sponsor 
 

 

I've coloured " Serena" available here in the shop.


Coloured with copics.  Sea was created using Marianne Designs Clear Stamp Border TC0838
stamped with Versamark then Ranger White Embossing Puffs powder was added before heat setting.
Sturdy Bridge and Peace Doves are both MB Dies

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you get a chance to stop by the blog and see the wonderful inspiration
from my team mates and play along if you can.
hugs,


Friday, 15 July 2016

Oh what a lovely trio...

Hi everyone,
Back again as promised.  
If you are looking for my Fussy and Fancy post it's below this one.

Today starts a new challenge at
where our lovely Kath is hosting and has chosen the theme "Carol Singers"

We are fortunate to have two wonderful sponsors this week.   
There is a "Closing Down" sale going on now with at least 30% off.... 
and




 I Copic coloured a stamp that's been un-inked for several years...shame, shame!
It's called Christmas Choir Boy part of the Chrissy Armstrong Collection at Whimsy Stamps
Musicality Collage from Memory Box
Sentiment from LOTV
Bough is from Marianne Dies 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas #76 - song Joy to the World

Thanks for stopping by today and have a good weekend everyone.
hugs,
 
 

Christmas in July at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Hi everyone,
I'm scheduling this post, as alway since it goes live at 3 am my time. 
 We finally have rain today..yeah! Not often we cheer for rain but we are in such need 
of a good soaking it's worth celebrating.

Tomorrow I'm off to lunch with friends then we get to have our oldest granddaughter
for a couple of days and I can't wait.  She is such a happy teen and we enjoy her company.

Now..on to my post.  Today starts a new challenge at 
where our super talented Norma is hosting.

This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous

Today's card is a little different from the pastels I've used the past couple of times.
This sweet image from  Ppinkydolls Art called Small Princess
is all dressed for the ballet.


Details:
Coloured with Copics
Design papers from Graphic 45 Nutcracker Suite
Tree on the left is Dee's Distinctively Snow Covered Tree die
Tree on the right is MB Magnificent Pine
Clock die is Sizzix - Tim Holtz
Sentiments are Graphic 45 Nutcracker suite chipboard
Raffia from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.
 I'll be back shortly with my post for Winter Wonderland


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #313

Hi everyone,
It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at 
where our lovely Wendy is hosting.
The theme she has chosen is "Use a Sentiment".

I've coloured with Copics a sweet image that was generously supplied by our
amazing sponsor this week.


This cutie is called Hippie Chick and is available here in the shop.


The sentiment is from TLC, printed on white cardstock and framed using
Spellbinder Antique Frame and Accents die.
Larger butterfly cut in pink using MB Moonlight Butterfly die,
then MB Kaleidescope Butterfly was cut in green and attached
using Xyron.  Image framed using SB Floral Ovals die.
Smaller butterflies are Martha Stewart punches
Green cardstock is SU Certainly Celery...pink is SU Pink Pirouette (love this combo)

Copic Colours:
Skin: E11, E21, E01, E000, E0000, R20, R11
Hair:  E35, E33, E31
Green: G99, G94, G21

Come join us this week at Fab'n'Funky.  There's a great prize
from All Dressed Stamps awaiting the winner.
Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

Monday, 11 July 2016

GDT ~ Crafty Boots Challenge

Hi everyone,

I'm back again with my second post for today and am so excited as I have the honour of being
 a Guest Designer for Crafty Boots Challenge for the second time. 
 Thank you to the lovely Dionne and the rest of the team for having me.
The current theme is Christmas in July...and I do love making Christmas cards.

I've wanted to colour this darling image for some time now so this was the perfect occasion.  

 
Coloured with Copics. The sentiments are Graphic 45 
Poinsettia is a Memory Box Die as well as the Frostyville Wreath.
The Christmas Tree is a Cheery Lynn Designs Die O Tannenbaum X-mas tree
Lace is fromWild Orchid Crafts

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #32 - My Favourite Colour - Pink
Crafty Calendar Challenge - July Challenge
Pile it On Challenge #112 - Favourite colours - pink & cream

Thanks for popping by again and I hope you have a crafty week.
hugs,


 



Polka Dots and Pastels #101

Hi everyone,

Can you believe it's Monday already...the weekends just fly by don't they.  Hope yours was a good one.

Today starts a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge where the theme is "Polka Dots and Pastels"

We have two wonderful sponsors this month.   
and

I've coloured Hawaii Flower available here in the Little Blue Button shop and made a little milk carton.


I've used a sheet of StampinUp paper that I've been hoarding...just love this colour.
Coloured with Copics the Hawaii Flower and fussy cut it then added to the front with pop dots.
Pink Ribbon is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and we'd love it you could play along with the Cutie Pies this month.
psst....I'll be back shortly with my second post for today.
hugs,


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A Summer Time Favourite..

Hi everyone,

Today starts a new challenge at The Paper Shelter 
where the theme is "Use a Summer Image and Happy Colours".

I've coloured with Copics just the head shot of one of my favourites in the shop
...Pretty Little Sailor


As always we have the wonderful Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter
as our sponsor offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website here, 
and if you have used one of their gorgeous images you will be entitled to the whole amount
 but even if you haven't you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice. 

 I got to play with one of my new dies too...Marianne LR0417 is the port hole..
and I just love it.  I added acetate to the inner circle too.


The ships wheel is also part of this set.  The anchor is a Marianne Craftables silver selection
CR1275.  Rope is from my stash.  The sailboat is a Whimsy die...sentiment is an old Amy R Stamp set Beach Sentiments.  Design paper Whimpy Stamps By the Sea



I hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot  
and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration
 and hopefully you to will want to take part in this weeks Challenge. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Red, White & Blue
Scrap Creations Red, White & Blue

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,

Friday, 1 July 2016

Snow Much Fun at Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone,
Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.  Lots of events planned for this long weekend to celebrate the country's 149th Birthday.  And of course there is UEFA Euro 2016 going on too so there is excitement everywhere...and yes I will be cheering for Wales today!

Since this is Friday we have a new challenge starting at Winter Wonderland hosted by the very talented Anet who has chosen the theme "Snow Much Fun" ...things you do in the snow.   I coloured a High Hopes rubber stamp called Snowman Sled Ride SS010   I liked these little characters so much I bought three of them.


 This week we have the wonderful Crafts U Love as our sponsor
offering a £10 Voucher to the winner.

 

Thanks for stopping by ~ hope you can play along with us this week.
hugs,


  

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Something a little different....

Hi everyone,

It's been almost a week since my last post. I was reminded of this by a sweet friend who emailed me to see if I was alright, which I am....just busy with life and enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

Now because it is the last Wednesday of the month it's  
Christmas 
at  

hosted by the lovely Chris and sponsored by the fabulous 

Each of us on the DT were given the choice of a digi in the shop and  my selection was
 "Elf Pocket" available here
I thought it would be fun to try something new...a shirt card.
A little planning ahead would have helped me as I printed and coloured the image first
then decided to google how to make the card.  It turns out all the instructions
are for smaller size cards and since I was so happy with my little elf as he was, 
I just made a shirt for the front.
I added a panel under the buttons and stitched the sides - difficult to see with
that busy pattern though.  

The design paper, which has a lovely gloss to it, was free in an old edition of Scrapbooking Magazine
Bells are from my stash as well as the ribbon, twine and button brads.
Sentiment is a LOTV stamp.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to join us this
week....it's never too early to start on those Christmas cards.
hugs,

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

TPS #254 ~ Birthday Girl

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at


with the theme being "Birthday Girl"
As always we have the wonderful Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter
as our sponsor offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website here, and if you have used one of their gorgeous images you will be entitled to the whole amount but even if you havent you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice. But please if you are going to enter more than once, you are able to take part 3 times but one of those must carry one of our images please.

  

For my card I've coloured with Copics one of my favourite images "Exotic Enchantment"
available here in the shop. I was in the mood for pulling out all
 my ribbons, lace and dies for this beauty.

One of my favourite things is to use 12 x 12 design paper for my cards.
That way there is always plenty left over to decorate both sides of the inside.

Here are some details:
Coloured with Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E11, E21, E04, R20
Dress: BG96, BG93, BG90
Hair: E21, E25, E49
Design Paper: Cosmo Cricket Everafter 
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste was added to the edges.
Circle die is Joy Craft 6003/1002
SB A2 Tranquil Moments cut in cream
Flowers: SB Rose creations. I added gold Wink of Stella to the centers
Ribbon from Michaels
Sentiment is on SB A2 Devine Eloquence smallest die

I hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Birthday Girl" Challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Glitter "N" Sparkle Challenge #193
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #18 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs
 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good weekend.  Someone turned up the thermostat and it was a cooker here today with even higher temps expected tomorrow for Father's Day.    Take care on those outdoor activities everyone.

This is a just-because kind of post and not for my DT requirements.  I recently was lucky enough to win a challenge where the prize was from Pink Gem Designs and I choose Happy Beer Day card topper digi kit knowing this would be perfect for hubby.  He laughed so hard when he opened it as he does love his nightly glass of Bud.

My photo does not show the dimension but there are several pieces added with pop dots.
I have not had the opportunity to work with topper kits but this was so much fun and came together in no time. It feels a little like cheating because of no colouring or design on my part though.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #166

Hi folks, 
I'm back again as promised, this time for a new challenge that beings today at
hosted by our lovely and very talented Nathalie
who has chosen the theme "Say it with Flowers"


No colouring on my card today, I've just used lots of dies
and frilly bits along with some lace and flowers.



Design paper is digital from Bearly Mine which sadly is now closed
Spellbinder dies used throughout the card, finished off with a pink silk ribbon
bow and flowers from WOC as well as the rosette ribbon and lace on the box

We are sponsor by the wonderful Magnolia-licious for this challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Hope to see you playing along with us and
Thanks for stopping by
hugs,

Christmas Shaker Card

Hi everyone,
This is the first of 2 posts I have for you today.

The Winter Wonderland Challenge begins today hosted by our lovely and very talented Anet 
who has chosen the theme..."Add Some Sparkle" . 
 A very easy theme so I hope you get to play along and show us your Christmas creations.

We are fortunate to have two great sponsors this week.
  Crafty Sentiments Designs and
 The Craft Barn

I've coloured with Copics an older image from Elizabeth Bell and made a
shaker card with lots of bling. I'm sorry I do not know the name of this rubber stamp
as it's very old. I filed all my stamps in a binder when I began colouring and regretably
did not write the names beside them. 


Details:
Oval Doily die is Cheery Lynn Designs - Japanses Garden Lace Oval
Present is a QuicKutz die
Snowflakes - Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant die
Sentiment LOTV
Silver metal snowflake from my stash
Sequins from Michaels

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Warm Winter Clothing

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

CH#309 Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.
Awesome weather for us this week...cool nights and warm sunny days, my favourite.
 I had lunch yesterday at the Ancaster Mill celebrating a friends birthday.
Off tomorrow to meet with my DIL and granddaughter...and yes another lunch out
with some shopping I think too so it's shaping up to be a very good week.

Today starts a new challenge at
where our lovely host is Ginny giving us the theme of "shaped card".  

I used a pre-coloured image on my card today
This Tucan is available here in The Paper Shelter shop...our sponsor for this challenge.



For the shape of my card I used a Sizzix Framelits Flipits die set.
Design paper is G45 Bohemian Bazaar
Tassel ribbon from my stash
Letters cut using QuicKutz 

Our wonderful sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter 
offering a prize of $15 to spend in the shop


I would like to enter the following challenge:
Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,

Monday, 13 June 2016

The Cuties Splish, Splash & Splosh

Hi everyone,
Weekend's over...and that brings us to Monday and time for a new challenge at


The theme we have for you is 
"Splish, Splash and Splosh"    
which means we would like to see water, rain, bath, seaside
...or anything with water.

I've coloured a fun image supplied by Crafty Sentiments Designs
one of our sponsors for this challenge. This cutie is called Fifi Bubbles available here in the shop.


Coloured with Copies
Skin:  E11, E21, E000, E0000, R20
Bubbles: BG000, BG0000
Pink - R85, R83, R81
Hair:  E50, E55

Sentiment is from Create with TLC
 Lace & Rosette from WOC
Circle die - Joy Crafts
Paper from Michaels embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder
Star dust stickles added to the bubbles

Our two wonderful sponsors for this challenge are
and

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,