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 

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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,

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Girly time at The Paper Shelter

Good morning everyone,

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


The theme this week is a favourite...."Girly".  

I've coloured with Copics a beautiful image called " I Miss You" available here.


As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner so I do hope you can play along.



Details:
Frame: Joy Crafts 6002/0147
Top frame: Marianne Designs LR0269
Flower:  Wild Orchid Crafts
White seam binding from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #252 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #131 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by,
hugs,

Flutterby in the Spring

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new Challenge at


and our lovely host Sharon would like us to "Focus on the Image

Our sponsor this week is the talented


I've Copic coloured the very sweet "Flutterby" which is available here.


 I mounted the image on Spellbinders Reflective Moment frame.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artbymiran Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today..hope you get a chance to play along with us.
I will be back shortly with my second post.

hugs,


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Hobbies at Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend and that the sun was shining where you are.
It was time to turn our clocks forward on Sunday and everyone is scrambling to
find that lost hour. Hard to wake up in the morning when it was still dark outside.

I have a card for you today as I continue my GDT spot at 


The theme for Challenge #61 is "Hobbies".
I've used a decoupage sheet from La Pashe that is perfect for my hubby.
He spent a lot of time in his youth perfecting his game 
and still enjoys giving the young ones a run for their money.


A very easy card to put together.  I pulled out a very old stack of dp and layered
the image, adding brass brads to the sentiment.

I would like to enter the following challenge.
Just Us Girls Challenge #283 - Masculine

Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.
hugs,



Friday, 6 March 2015

Ribbons & Lace at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Happy Friday everyone,

I hope you had a good week and are planning something fun for the weekend.

Today starts a new challenge at


and the theme chosen by our lovely host Judy is Ribbons & Lace

We are sponsored by the fabulous  


For my entry I chose to colour an image by Ching Chou Kuik Stamps called Papillon


Details:
Coloured with Copics
Shape made with Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral punch
Sentimet - LOTV Everyday Grunge Messages
Stampin Up Square Lattice embossing folder
White frame - MB Victorian Frame
Butterflies from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge #98 - Our Furry Friends

Many thanks for stopping by today and if you get a chance
we'd love if you could play along with us this fortnight.  Check out the beautiful
inspiration from the DT as well...I know you won't be disappointed.
hugs,

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Challenge #249 at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is going well. We had another blast from Old Man Winter yesterday 
with snow and very icy driving conditions.  I really can't wait for spring to arrive.

We have a new challenge starting today at 
and our lovely host Ginny has asked that we make Shaped cards.

We are fortunate to have Lacy Sunshine as our sponsor this week.
They generously supplied the DT with a digi of their choosing
and I selected Ten Gallon Ted Cactus Critters available here.


Details:
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment - StampIn Up rubber stamp
DP - October Afternoon Sasparilla
Wooden Tag - Recollections
Wanted sign is a ClipArt
Brads - StampinUp
Burlap - Michaels
Tim Holtz walnut stain distressed ink, Red twine
Shape is Go-Kreate Half XXL Square Frame Frilly #9

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lacy Sunshine challenge #53 - Passion for Fashion (I'm thinkin he's dressed mighty fine)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #5 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #141 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #231 - Anything Goes (Birthday)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #65 - One for the Boys

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

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

GD at Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #60

Good morning everyone,

I'm excited today to tell you that I put my name in to GD at
Cardz 4 Guyz 
 and was lucky enough to win for the month of March.   Thank you so much for having me.

The theme for this week is "Sailing"  I hope we inspire you to play along.

I Copic coloured a Whimsy Stamp by Crissy Armstrong called "The Little Captain".



The DP is Graphic 45 - By the Sea Collection
Rope is Recollections then tied in a reef knot
Whimsy Sailboat die 
Taylored Expressions banner die and stamp for the sentiment
MB Wonderful whale and Oceana Border dies used on the inside


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations March - One for theGuys
Sweet Stampin Challenge - All or Nothing

If you have time please stop by the blog and see
the wonderful creations made by the DT.   
hugs,

Saturday, 28 February 2015

A special birthday card

Hi everyone, I hope this finds you well.
Sunshine for us today...still very cold though. 

Weekends are always busy but I thought I would pop in a card
I made for my daughter's birthday which was on the 24th.

 
I layered and distressed one of my favourite papers...Graphic 45 Botanical tea.
Shape made with MS punches - Cherish
Spellbinder A2 Devine Eloquence Die 
Pink burlap from Michaels
Silk blue ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Pink ribbon from Buffalo Stamps
White Organza from Michaels
Flower - Prima
Sentiment  - Taylored Expressions stamp & die



I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts #78 - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by today ~ enjoy your weekend.



Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Christmas again at Fab'n'Funky

Hello again,
I'm back, this time with my card for 


It's not my teams turn this week but since our lovely Judith lets us join in if we want,
 I couldn't resist making another Christmas Card.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the fabulous

Our very talented team mate Pat is the host this week and she has chosen the theme "Snowflakes"

Here is my entry.


I Copic coloured the adorable Winter Walk by Ppinkydolls available here.
Snowflakes are Spellbinders and the frame is cut using MS Flourish Lace punch.
DP - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Snowflake border...Tim Holtz

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - D for Die Cuts
Christmas Card Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - February Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,