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,


Friday, 10 June 2016

Winter Wonderland Birthday Celebration

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours.

Today we are celebrating Winter Wonderland Challenge's 7th Birthday
hosted by our lovely Iwona who has chosen the theme
"Add a Ribbon and a Bow"
This is a Christmas challenge so only Christmas creations are allowed.

We are lucky to have 3 sponsors this week

I've coloured an image from A Day For Daisies one of our fabulous sponsors this week.
This digi is called Oh Deer and is available here.



Coloured with Copics
Tall Christmas Tree Die ~ MB Magnificent Pine
Smaller Tree - Marianne Dies
Holly Flourish - MB
Silver snowflake from my stash
Shape -GoKreate XXL Square Frilly #2

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - "L" (light blue, layers)
Christmas Card Challenge #27
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #108
The Ribbon Girl June Challenge


Thank you so much for stopping by.
hugs,

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

TPS #252 ~ Sentimental

Hi everyone,
Hope your week has been good so far.
Our weather has gotten a lot cooler which is a nice relief
but it should warm up again by the weekend,
 
Today starts a new challenge at
with a "Sentimental" theme. 

I've coloured with copics Cool Skater available here in the shop.
I chose these colours because it reminded me of my granddaughters
Nike outfit...seems everything Nike is a hit with young teens around here.
 


Balloons and happy birthday are both MB dies
Sentiment is from TLC
Pink polka dot paper was made using an Impression Obsession stamp

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week at The Paper Shelter, especially
if you use a TPS image.

 
 I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,
 
 

Friday, 3 June 2016

Snowflakes

Happy Friday everyone,

I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend.

Today starts a new challenge at
Winter Wonderland 
where our lovely host Cindy has chosen the theme "Snowflakes

But before I get to my photo...I have to moan a little
...I'm so unhappy with my pictures lately.
Perhaps I need a new camera?
or this 20 year old Canon needs a good cleaning?
not sure which!
 The pencil strokes did not show up on this majestic bear's coat
and I was so happy with them! Oh well...looks better IRL.


 I coloured this digi image from Tiddly Inks with polychromos.
It is called Ricky Winter Light Wishes.
 The background paper is also from Tiddly Inks. 
Snowflakes cut using an older ProvoCraft die
Tall trees - MB Magnificent pines
and my old favourite Marianne tree LR0136
Rhinestones from Michaels

We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week so I hope you get
to play along...Christmas projects only.
Visit the challenge blog too for some wonderful inspiration from my team mates,
you'll not be disappointed.

 

and 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.
hugs,










Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Enchanted I'm Sure at Fab'n'Funky #307

Hi everyone,
I hope your week is going well.
Can you believe it's June already! May just flew by for me...how about you?
Today is Wednesday and that means there is a new challenge starting at


hosted by the fabulous Wends who always treats us with a special
theme, this one being "Enchanted I'm Sure"...which is just something Mythical or Mystical

I've copic coloured a beautiful image from our wonderful sponsor
this week...Julia Spiri who generously supplied our DT with their choice of digi. 
This one is called "The Spring Orchid" available here.


   The beautiful oriental screen printed design paper was a gift from a lovely
young lady ....thank you Jennifer.  Vintage Bird Cage die is Poppystamps,
Orchid from WOC, Sentiment LOTV, Silk ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

I hope you can play along with us this week...and stop by the
challenge blog to see the wonderful inspiration from my team mates.
hugs,


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

TPS #250

Hi everyone,
Wednesday again and time for a new challenge at
where the theme for Challenge #250 is "Make it Digital"

I've coloured "The Lady" a digital image available here in the shop.


Numerous dies used for this creation.  
Oval frame - SB Grand Ovals One
SB Victorian Medallion Three cut in cream
SB Victorian Medallion Two cut in pink
Small rectangular frame - MB Victorian Frame
Leaves cut from SB Poinsettia die set
Flower was a gift from WOC
Digital image Coloured with Copics

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week
so hope to see you there.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge #129 - Shabby Chic or Vintage

Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs,

Friday, 20 May 2016

Non-traditional Colours for Christmas ~

Hello again,
Here I am back with my second post for the day
...this time for the new challenge starting at


where our lovely host Christine has chosen the fun theme "Non-Traditional Colours"
So no greens or reds on those Christmas creations this week.

I've coloured a lovely image from our sponsor
Crafts and Me.  This beauty is called "Nutcracker"
Having a few ballerinas in the family I know this will be a popular creation.


Details
Coloured with Copics
DP and tag - Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Paper pad
Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia Die
Marianne die LR0136
Elizabeth Craft designs Merry Christmas stand Up Helper die, cut in half
and added to each corner
Shape created using MS Cherish Punch 

I would like to enter the Crafts and Me Challenge ~Faces 
Crafting by Designs Challenge - It's Time to Get Ready for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and do pop by the WW blog and see the
wonderful inspiration from my team mates...it's never to early to start on those
Christmas cards.
hugs,

Dies and or Punches

Hi everyone,
Happy Friday.  Hope your week went well and that you've something fun planned for the weekend.
We are celebrating Victoria Day on Monday which means a 3 day weekend..woo hoo!
There is always a mass exodice out of the city as this typically is the start of cottage season.
Weather promises to be lovely...stay safe on the roads everyone.
And for those of us staying home...there is planting to be done!

Now today starts a new challenge at 
where our lovely Lozzy is the host choosing the theme "Dies or Punches"

I've coloured a newer image from The Paper Shelter, our wonderful
sponsor this week called "Green Apples" available here.


The tree is a Memory Box die, cut once in kraft then again in green.  I removed the leaves
from the green die cut and added them to the kraft image.
In hindsight it would have been a lot faster doing it the other way around..silly me!
Picket Fence is a PoppyStamps.
Apple is a Martha Stewart punch
Image cut using MFT stitched rectangle die
Coloured with Copics

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Hope you get to join in the fun at Fussy & Fancy and check out
the fabulous creations created by my talented team mates..you will be inspired.
hugs,



Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A little bit CAS today...

Hi everyone,
I hope you're having a good week.
This is my favourite time of year. Everything is so green and lush
...just need it to warm up a bit though!

On to today's new challenge at
where our lovely host Julieanne has chosen the theme
"No Designer Paper"
I've coloured with Copics an image from our fabulous sponsor

This fella is called Jeronny Gnome



To create the background, I masked the image and used a toothbrush to sprinkle some dots.
I put a few drops of TH Stream Adirondac alcohol ink on my Tim Holtz craft sheet
 and sprayed white Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to dilute it. 
 Dipped the toothbrush in and using my finger splattered some on the paper.  
I used TH Fired Brick and Glimmer Mist for the red.
Sentiment created in Word
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cards and More Challenge Challenge #158

Thanks for stopping by today...enjoy the rest of your week.
hugs,