Wednesday, 20 July 2022

TPS - Upside Down

It's time for our Summer challenge over at The Paper Shelter, which will run for 4 weeks, with the theme ANYTHING GOES.

As it is our Summer challenge both Teams have provided inspiration cards, so there is plenty to inspire you over on the challenge blog.

The image I have used is Upside Down, a great image full of Summer fun.

I have coloured using my Copics and added a sentiment stamp from LOTV.

Challenges Entered:-

2sistersontheblog - ATG

A Perfect time to Craft - ATG

Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG

Lets craft and Create - Fun in the Sun

Rabisco Challenge - ATG

The Crafting Challenge - A Taste of Summer

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

TPS - Going Digital

Hi everyone our new challenge over at THE PAPER SHELTER is 'Going Digital', so you can create anything you like with a digital image, or how about a couple of merged images, the scope is endless.

My Niece recently brought her first flat, so I used the magical Mushroom Castle to create a new home card.

The papers are from my stash - which seems to be growing - I think this one is from the range, they have some fab 12 x 12 paper pads.

The image is coloured with Copics and I dusted distress inks for the sky..

Finally I used my Tattered Lace foiling machine to create the sentiment.

As always I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have made, who knows you could win a fab prize.

Challenges Entered:-


Sunday, 26 June 2022


There is a new challenge on the Card-io Facebook page and I really wanted to have a go and create some quick Birthday cards.

The Theme is Monochromatic - Which for anyone that does not know, using different shades of the same colour and no other colours.

So I had a go with three different colourways.  They have all been created using Card-io stamps and several different types if Ink

Verafine Clair
Spectrum Noir Harmony
Distress Inks
Ranger Addirondack




Challenges Entered:-

Daisy Chain - Flowers

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

TPS - Things with Wing

Todays challenge over at The Paper Shelter is a favourite of mine "THINGS WITH WINGS' as I just love to colour a Fairy.

The image I have used for my card today is Daisies in Paradise.

I have coloured mainly with Copics and a few Graph-It markers.

I have added a layer of clear Spectrum Noir Glitter pen for a lovely sparkle, unfortunately it never shows in the photos!

I layered papers from my stash and added some die-cut corners.  Finishing off with a Foiled Sentiment.

We would love to see your makes using "Things with Wings' and who knows you could win a prize.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:-

Color Throwdown - Colour Palette

Fab n Funky - Summer Colours
Passion for Markers - Celebrations (Birthday)
aaabirthday - Flowers

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

TPS - Flower Power

Its time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this week our theme is FLOWER POWER, we would love to see your projects featuring flowers.

I have coloured up the beautiful Rose with my Copics.

My background is a rose embossed pink cardstock with an orange band, I love these colours together.

Finished off with Resin flowers and die cut leaves and Butterflies.

If you enter our challenge you could be in with a chance of some fabulous prizes.

Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to stamps  - Make Your Mark

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

TPS - Embellishment

This week over at The Paper Shelter it is all about Embellishments.

The image I have used this week is Moon Spell which I have coloured with Copics.
I made a mask to do the background with distress inks and then flicked over some metallic white water colour.

I kept the embellishments quite basic just framing with some bling and adding a couple of flowers in the Corner.

Challenges Entered:-

Dream Valley - Embellishments 

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

TPS - Shaped Card

So we are back today with a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter

I have used the image Unicornmania.

I have only made this bow card once before, it is from Sandras Scrapshop and really thought it was pretty, so started by cutting out the white blanks on my Silhouette Cameo.

Next I looked through my papers and picked a bunch of co-ordinating papers from a 12 x 12 paper pad I got in Hobby Craft - Sparkle & Shine.

I should have used white paper instead of card, as it is really hard to bend the bow using thick card, but got it stuck together eventually with a glue gun.

Once all my layers were glued together, I coloured my image in shades of blue and purple with my Copics, then added some tiny flowers and some pink leaves also cut on my Cameo.

I hope to see you enter our Shaped Card challenge and look forward to seeing your lovely work.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Gals Corner -  Buttons/Bows
Cutie Pie - Digi's & Diecuts
Mix It Up - ATG/3D