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

Wednesday 29 September 2021

TPS - Rock Star

This weeks challenge over at  The Paper Shelter is all about Hobbies, jobs or Activities.

I have used the image Rock Star for my card, seems like a cool hobby to me!

I have used Copics in shades of Purple and Green to bring her alive.

I found some matching paper in my stash and used a sentiment I repurposed from a Birthday card I received.

Finally I added some die cut musical notes.

We would love to see your creations of on the challenge blog, where you can win a great prize.

Challenges Entered:-

Shopping our Stash - Musical Notes

Wednesday 15 September 2021

TPS Animal

I hope everyone is well and you have enjoyed the recent hot weather.  Today is new challenge day over at The Paper Shelter and our theme this week is ANIMALS.

I have chosen to use an image called The most adorable Jellyfish, it is such a sweet image.

I have used Copics to colour my image and added come bubble die cuts and a sweet Turtle.

I also added a tiny resin seahorse that I made.

I added some clear Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to the Jellyfish, but as usual it is impossible to see in a photo, but it is so sparkly.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog, to see the fabulous projects from the rest of team and of course we would love to see your animal projects entered into the challenge, where you can win great prizes.

Challenges Entered.

Wednesday 1 September 2021

TPS Back to School

Wow, where did the Summer holidays go???

Just a couple of days until my Son starts secondary school, I think I am more anxious than he is at the moment, I don't think he realises what a big change it will be, but I am sure he will smash it.

So with that in mind our challenge over at The Paper Shelter this week is BACK TO SCHOOL.

I created my card with the new image A Lovely Girl and she is coloured with Copics.

I found some old paper that looked like some kind of school report, so I sat her on this and then layered with Green card and some Lilac and green patterned paper from my stash.

Finally I added some flowers, a star and a sentiment.

I look forward to seeing all your lovely entries for the challenge over on the Paper Shelter Challenge Blog
Where you can win some great prizes.

Challenges Entered:-

Wednesday 21 July 2021

TPS Baby Drago

Today I have made a side opening card using a new image from the  Paper Shelter , called New Born Baby Dragon, he is so sweet just popping out of his shell.

I have coloured my image with Copics and again I have used some wall paper sample for my Background.
I have kept the card quite plain and just added some ribbon from my stash and some left over patterned paper from a previous project for the inside.

This challenge over at the paper shelter is a month long, so plenty of time to get you entries in and also it is ANYTHING GOES.

As always there is a great prize on offer.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG

Wednesday 7 July 2021

TPS Challenge 477 - Going Digital

Hi everyone, todays card is for the latest challenge over at The Paper Shelter, our theme this week is GOING DIGITAL, so I have used the digital image called Follow Me on Fairybook.

My image is coloured with Copics and I have used a background technique from one of the monthly classes over at Kit & Clowder, which involved drawing in and colouring the background.

My silver backing paper is actually a wallpaper sample, they make great backgrounds and you can grab them free at most DIY shops, I happen to be decorating, so I have a whole bunch of great papers I can now use.

The other papers are cutoffs from previous cards.

I finished with a matted sentiment the stamp is from Card-io.

Do come and join our weekly challenge over at The Paper Shelter,  you will have a chance to win a great prize.

Challenges Entered:-

Wednesday 23 June 2021

TPS Challenge 475 - Things with Wing

It is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and the theme this week is THINGS WITH WINGS.

Originally I had printed a fairy image and was just about to colour her up, when I remembered the Dragon images and in particular Queen of Dragons, which reminds me of my favourite character from Game of Thrones - Daenarys Targaryen the Mother of Dragons, so I just had to swop.

My image is coloured with Copics and the background is done with a cloud stencil and distress inks.

I layered up with some papers from my stash and a dandelion die cut I already had cut.

Now its your turn, pop over to the challenge blog for lots more great inspiration from my Team Mates and don't forget there are prizes up for grabs if you win.

Challenges Entered:-

CCK Digital Stamps - Something that Flies

Wednesday 9 June 2021

TPS Challenge 473 - Flowers

Hi Everyone, hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather here in the UK.

It's so lovely to finally see the flowers start to bloom, which brings me nicely to this weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter, which is all about Flowers.

I chose the image Incantation to work with this week, mainly because I love the background and thought it would be great for our Flowers challenge.

I tried to keep my colouring light to complement the background, which is hard for me as I sometimes go a little dark.

I used copics to colour my image and then added some pink and white flowers from my stash.

The sentiment was printed and cut using my Cameo and edged with a little copic.

I took this darker picture so you could see the sparkle on her wings for which I used a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

Now it's your turn, pop over to the challenge blog for lots of lovely inspiration from my Teamies and we would love to see your creations featuring Flowers in the challenge and you could win a great prize too.

Untiil next time, have a great week and thanks for visiting.

Challenges Entered:-

Wednesday 26 May 2021

TPS Challenge 471 - Embellishments

Hi Everyone, it is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this week is all about embellishments.  There are so many options with embellishments, flowers, die cuts, sparkles, the list is endless.

My image this week is the adorable Unicornmania.

I have coloured my image with Copics and used Papers from a Hobbycraft stack called "Sparkle and Shine'

For my embellishments I added flowers using  Sue Wilson dies, these have been layered and a little gem added to the centre.

I couldn't resist a little bling, so added some sticky back gems from my stash.

Pop over to the challenge blog for lots of lovely inspiration from my Teamies and we would love to see your embellished creations in the challenge and you could win a great prize too.

See you next time x

Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Crafty Gals Corner - For the Ladies

Wednesday 12 May 2021

TPS Challenge 469 - A Shaped Card

So Summer is hopefully on it's way and we know how important Bees are, so I thought I would use The Queen Bee for this weeks challenge inspiration for The Paper Shelter, which is all about shaped cards.

She is so cute just chilling on her Flower.

I have coloured her with Copics, just sticking to three main colours, Yellow, Green and Black, although I used many different shades.

Her wings have been dusted with Clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, I wish it would show on the image, it look so sparkly.

I would love for you to come and join the current challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog the Theme is 'A Shaped Card', you can enter up to 3 times but one of these must be with a TPS image.

If you win using one of our images you can win a $30 gift certificate, or without a TPS image you can win 3 digital images of your choice.

Challenges Entered:-

Paper Funday - ATG/Flowers
Unicorn Challenge - Shaped Card

Wednesday 28 April 2021

The Paper Shelter Challenge 467 - A Birthday Card

Today I am so excited to share with my 1st card as a part of the Design Team for the The Paper Shelter.

I have been a TPS fan for many years and have accumulated quite the collection of their images, so it is a great joy to finally join all the other ladies on their Design Team.

Our challenge theme this week is 'A Birthday Card", so I have used this sweet fairy image called 'Did you ask for a Fairy?', I love a fairy so think this is a perfect image to start my TPS journey on.

As usual my image is coloured with Copics and all other papers, ribbons, embellishments are from my stash.

Now that you have seen my card, I would love for you to come and join the current challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog the Theme is 'A Birthday Card', you can enter up to 3 times but one of these must be with a TPS image.

If you win using one of our images you can win a $30 gift certificate, or without a TPS image you can win 3 digital images of your choice.

I look forward to seeing all of your lovely cards.

Challenges Entered:-

Creative Knockouts - Wings & Things

Sunday 11 April 2021


Today I have been getting inky, I watched a tutorial by Tracey Dutton of Lavinia Stamps and thought would attempt a version.

I used Brushos and Distress Oxides for the background and Verafine Clair ink for the stamping, I also added a little white posca pen dotted around.  I struggled with the reflections as I was using the wrong paper and it was breaking down with the water colours I was trying to use.

My first card is using Lavinia Stamps, Wishing Tree and Toadstools.

For my second card I used Card-io stamps to create my scene.

Challenges I would like to enter - 

Snarky Stampers - Distress
Creative Cottage - Include an Animal

Spring Time

Todays cards are all made using Digital stamps by the wonderful LOTV, I really love their cute fairies.

They have all been coloured with Copics.

First up we have Midsummers night, I have used Distress Oxides to create the night sky.

This cutie is Lily Pad

Lastly we have Cobweb

Challenges I would like to enter -

Crafters Castle - ATG

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Fairy and the Wizard

I have had several Paper Shelter images in my stash for such a long time and have never gotten around to colouring them, so due to a computer problem with work, I decided to print a few and have a play.

The card I am sharing today is an image called The Fairy and the Wizard, which I thought would be perfect for an Anniversary card for my Hubby.

The image is coloured with Copics and I added to the tree branch to make a tree as the image is so wide.

I used a mask I made on my silhouette cameo with some distress inks to create the dreamy clouds in pink and blue.

Her wings are shimmering with clear spectrum noir sparkle pen.

Finally, I matted and layered to create my card and added a stamped sentiment.

Thanks for visiting.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Sunday 14 March 2021

Time for Tea

I am sharing my second card today which is an image by The Paper Shelter called "Time for Tea", which I am entering into their Design Team Call, fingers crossed.

She is steampunk looking, but I wanted to use some Spring/Summer colours for her as Spring is almost upon us,  so went with a Pink/Green combo.

She has been coloured with Copics.

The backing paper is from Summer Breeze, with metal embellishments from my stash and a resin rose I made recently.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

My Time to Craft - Feminine


Wow, it has been so long since I posted and quite the year.

I moved house just before lockdown to be closer to work, only to be furloughed and then made redundant. I thought with all that time on my hands I would craft endlessly, but it seems to have had the opposite effect, I have barely coloured or made cards at all.

Now I am settled in a new job and new home, my MoJo seems to have come back - Yay!!

The card I am sharing today is actually an image I coloured some time ago, but never got around to putting her on a card.

The image is "Sapphire" by Ching-Chou Kuik and she is coloured with copics in my favourite teal colours.

As I was arranging my papers and dies to complete the card, I knocked over my coffee and typically it splashed onto my image, so after a quick clean up, I had to rethink my layout to cover up the coffee stain.

So here she is :)

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Crafters Castle - ATG