Wednesday, 28 September 2022

TPS - Buttons & Bows

Our theme this week over at The Paper Shelter is 'Buttons and Bows", I always find this one a bit tricky as I have a bit of a button Phobia.

Never the less I managed to find a tiny metal button charm to add to the corner of my card.

The image I have used is Moon Goddess, she is coloured with Copics and for the background I have used distress inks to create a kind of Northern Lights look.

For my bow element, I used two contrasting ribbons to create a double bow, I left the bottoms of ribbons long and twisted them down the side of the card.

Remember to enter for a chance to win a Paper Shelter prize.

Challenges Entered:-

A Place to Start - Fantasy

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

TPS - Waterwise

Our new challenge over at The Paper Shelter is WATERWISE, we want to see any water related projects.

I have chosen to use the image The Suns in my Heart, which I coloured a while back following a colouring class from Kit & Clowder.

I have used Copics to colour my image.

I matted with hot Pink card and used a base layer of pattered paper, finishing off with a die cut umbrella and 'Sparkle" sentiment.

Don't forget to join us for a chance to win some Paper Shelter goodies.

Challenges Entered:-


Wednesday, 31 August 2022

TPS - Autumn Colours

So Summer will shortly be at an end and the lovely colours of Autumn will arrive, so our challenge this week over at The Paper Shelter is AUTUMN COLOURS.

I love the colour of the leaves in Autumn, so I have tried to depict this in my card, by using Red, Orange, Yellow and Green

The image is Enchanted Serenade and coloured with Copics.

Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

TPS - Charming

We are back with a new challenge after our summer break and the theme this week is CHARMING.  

We would love to see your makes with an added charm.

I have used the image Playing under the Sea.

I started by masking my image and inking the background in green and blue, then I used a stencil for the bubbles.

I coloured my image with Copics and have added tons of sparkle to her tail with a clear Spectrum Noir pen.

I layered her up and added with bubble die cuts and little seahorse charm and a couple of my resin makes - a starfish and another seahorse.

As always there are prizes to be won.

Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark

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