Wednesday, 19 January 2022

TPS - New Beginnings

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you all had a great festive break.

So new year, new beginnings, which is this weeks theme over at The Paper Shelter.

I have chosen to use one of my favourite images The Fairy & the Wizard.

I have used Copics to colour my image.

Both the heart numbers  and the frame for the image are from the Silhouette store.

I made some resin flowers and added them to the side.

I hope to see your lovely creations over on the challenge blog.

Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Fab n Funky - Two or more patterned papers 
Passion for Markers - Use a die cut (frame)

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

TPS 11th Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 11th Birthday on the 8th of December!  This will be a two week challenge, with both teams taking part, and it's our way of thanking The Paper Shelter for sharing their wonderful images with us, and sponsoring our challenge.

The Theme for this challenge is 


If you've arrived here from ISABELLE, then you're heading in the right direction!  If not, then you'll want to pop back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, because you don't want to miss out on this one.  

Both Design Teams are participating, showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter, and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice, as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

I have used the lovely image Winter Goddessto create a winter birthday card. My image is coloured with Copics and I have added blue stickles to snow for a lovely sparkle.

I added a little wooden sentiment tag and added a bow and resin Rose and a few foam snowflakes.

From here, you will need to hop on over to LORI.  Don't forget to leave your comment for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digis available in store!

Good Luck!  Hope you've enjoyed the Hop so far!

Challenges Entered:-

Unicorn Challenge  - Christmas/Winter 

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

TPS Christmas Car

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and it is also the time of year when we start thinking about Christmas.

So with this in mind, this weeks challenge is 'Christmas Card'.

I have used the image The Most Adorable Snowmen and they are so adorable.

I started by printing my image twice and fussing cutting one copy to make a mask, this enabled me to ink my Northern lights background, without getting ink on the snowmen.

Once my sky was done, I removed the mask and coloured my image with Copics.

I felt the scene needed something a little extra, so I stamped a Christmas Tree, again masking off my main image, and added liquid pearls for baubles and a little wooden star to the top.

I created some texture to my snow using fluffy puffy stuff, which swells when you heat it.

I am looking forward to see all your Christmas Cards over on the challenge blog, where you are always in with a chance to win a prize.

Challenges Entered~:-

Try It on Tuesday  - Winter Wonderland 
Unicorn Challenge  - Christmas/Winter 
Make my Monday  - Cute Christmas

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Card io Christmas

After a lot of procrastinating, this weekend I finally started on my Christmas Cards using the wonderful Card-io Stamps.

I started all my cards by using either a bauble or circle mask and using Distress inks to create my take on Northern Lights, I just find them so mesmerising and would love to see them for real.

Once I was happy with the sky, I used another mask to make the snowy hills.

Finally I set to work with the Stamps using Versafine Clair ink.  I have several sets of stamps and just mixed and matched which ones I thought would look nice together.

You can't see in the photos but there is clear spectrum sparkle pen over parts of the snow that give a lovely sparkle.

Three down, a load more to go, but now I have started I want to keep going.

Challenges Entered:-

Craft Rocket - Winter/Snow
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own background
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas/Winter

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

TPS Bookmark

It's new challenge time over at The Papershelter and this weeks challenge is to make a bookmark.

I have always loved to read, but nowadays it is mainly on my Kindle and no bookmark is needed, so I have made a cute girly one for my Niece.

The image I have used is Fairy Tales and she has been coloured with Copics.

I used one of the sentiments from the Silhouette store and printed onto some designer papers, which I mounted onto some Lilac card stock

We would love to see your creations over on the Challenge Blog

Challenges Entered:-

A Perfect Time to Craft - ATG
Arty Divas - ATG

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

TPS - Halloween

Halloween is almost here and so this weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is following that theme.

All the little children on our development love to go Trick or Treating and will only call at houses with a pumpkin or Halloween decorations, so this week I have made a sign to show they are welcome.

I have used a new Halloween image called A Tricky Treat.

I started by cutting a pumpkin on my Silhouette Cameo and embossed the middle portion for some texture, I also cut some flourishes to use as tendrils on the Pumpkin.

As usual I have used Copies to colour my image.

Finally I cut the words from black vinyl and adhered to the pumpkin.

We would love to see all your Halloween makes over at the challenge blog, where you can win a fab prize.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween Colours
Paper Funday - Halloween or Purple
Ikes World - Trick or Treat
Unicorn Challenge - Halloween
Crafting Happiness - Colour Challenge
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

TPS - Two Colours

It's time for a brand new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this week we would like you to use just two colours.

I knew I wanted to use my favourite combo of Pink & Turquoise.

The image I chose is The Mermaid & The Treasure  as I thought Turquoise would be great for her Tail.

It was harder than I thought to just use 2 Colours, but I managed by using Copics in the colour families RV & BG, which gave me quite a variety in Shades.

I kept the main card nice and simple as the image is so Colourful and just added a couple bow and a tiny resin Seahorse.

We would love to see your projects over at the challenge blog, where there is always a chance to win some prizes.

Thanks for looking and until next time xx

Challenges Entered:-

Di's Digi Designs - Mermaids