Wednesday 22 May 2024

TPS - Sing a new Song

Todays image is called She's a Maniac and I am guessing inspired by the movie FLASHDANCE, I can here the music in my head as I type this post.

She has been coloured with Copics.

I added some music notes cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

I look forward to seeing your entries to our challenge, perhaps you will win one of the wonderful prizes below.

Challenges Entered:-

Monday 20 May 2024

Sakura Fairy

Today I am sharing my latest Design Team inspiration for MOONDREA DESIGNS, this image is Sakura Fairy and you can find her here.

I have coloured her with Copics, with added stickies, metallic stardust pen and Spectrum noir clear sparkle pen.

The background was created with spray inks.

Once again I used my Colour Cube to pick my colour combo.

Challenges Entered:-

A Place to Start - For a Lady

Wednesday 8 May 2024

TPS - A bit of a Giggle

This weeks challenge is called A BIT OF A GIGGLE over at The Paper Shelter.

I have used a new image called Gnome with a Daisy, he is just so cute.

I have made a Birthday card for my Hubby, colouring the image with Copics.

Challenges Entered:-

Saturday 4 May 2024

Garnet Fairy

My latest DT inspiration card for Moondrea Designs is the stunning Garnet Fairy.

I recently received my Colour Cube by Sarah Renae Clark and thought it would be a great opportunity to use it for my colour choices.

This is the card I chose to use, it was a great way to use colours together that I would not normally go to.

I used a sparkle gel pen for the copper around the wings and on her jewellery.

I hope you like the finished image.

Here is my card with the colour cube card.

Challenges Entered:-

Aloha Friday - Flowers
Just Add Ink - Shimmer or Shine

Wednesday 24 April 2024

TPS - Yummy Delights

Our theme this week at The Paper Shelter is YUMMY DELIGHTS.

My favourite things are a coffee and a muffin, so what better image to use than Pixie Caramel Macchiato.

I used my Copics to colour the image and some papers from my stash.

I created the sentiment in Silhouette Studio.

So come and show us your yummy delights over on the challenge blog.

Challenges Entered:-

Paper Funday - Sweet Treats
Addicted to Stamps and more - Make your Mark

Monday 22 April 2024


Today I am sharing a card that I made using an image coloured following one of the latest Kit & Clowder markers classes.

It was such a fun image to colour, with some great techniques being taught and I am really happy with how it turned out.

Challenges Entered:-

A Place to Start - One or more Flowers
Cutie Pie - Something Cute
Rabisco - ATG

Sunday 21 April 2024

Baby Dragon

Today I would like to share with you a card I made after following a Kit & Clowder colouring tutorial.

I decided to colour this image using my Spectrum Noir pencils.  I didn't have any pencil paper, so used some paper I had for acrylic paint, which mean't I didn't really have enough texture for the pencil to adhere to, but I like the softness achieved.

Challenges Entered:-

Saturday 20 April 2024

Daffodil Maiden

I am delighted to be sharing my first post as part of the design team for Moondrea Designs.

The image we are showcasing is the beautiful Daffodil Maiden, which is just perfect as the daffodils are just staring to bloom in the UK.

I have coloured the image with Copics and also used some sparkle pens for the pearls, belt and edge of her dress.

I then matted and layered her with complementary card and finally used some patterned paper from my stash for the background.

Challenges Entered:-

Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the Air

Wednesday 10 April 2024

TPS - Hug your Dog Day

We are celebrating National Hug your Dog day here at The Paper Shelter, in fact we are celebrating any pets, so we would love to see your makes over on the challenge blog.

I have used the image Not Exactly a big bad Wolf.

The image has been coloured with Copics and a silver sparkle pen for the pattern on the hat.

Challenges Entered:-

Allsorts - For the love of Animals
Classic Design Challenge - Four Legged Friends
Do All Kreavtives - Humans with Animals

Wednesday 27 March 2024

TPS - Easter

With Easter fact approaching out theme this week at THE PAPER SHELTER is of course EASTER.

I used the image Easter Masterpiece for my card.

I have coloured the image with Copics and also a little stardust pen for the glasses, paintbrush and fusion, which gives a lovely sparkle.

I found some cute easter paper in my stash for the background and finished with some colour co-ordinated card and gems.

Challenges Entered:-

Sisterhood of Crafters - Bunnies or Chicks
Shopping our Stash - Spring/Easter
A Place to Start - Its hip to be square
Creatalicious - Easter

Monday 18 March 2024


Just put together this quick card for my Father-in-Law for his 80th Birthday from my Son.

The image is by Pink Ink Designs and called Merryfall.

I stamped the image onto a background I had created some time ago and then coloured with Pencils.

The top sentiment is from Lisa Horton and bottom using Clarity Stamps.

Challenges Entered:-

Inct Wincy Designs - Birthday

Wednesday 28 February 2024

TPS - Pink or Pearls

Our theme this week at The Paper Shelter is Pink and or Pearls.  I decided to use both in my card this week.

I have used the image Valentine Hugand made a Valentines card for my Hubby.

I used some paper from my stash and also embossed some pink card with hearts for my background.

I coloured my image with Copics and added some pearls down the side and also a pearl heart.

I look forward to seeing all your entries this week, don't forget there are Paper Shelter prizes to be won.

Challenges Entered:-

Wednesday 14 February 2024


For this weeks DT card for The Paper Shelter, I have used the image She's Charming.

Our theme this week is Ribbon or Twine, so I did a ribbon weave in Red and added a contrasting Turquoise Bow, I really like Red & Turquoise together.

My image is coloured with Copics and Graph-it Markers and the papers are from my stash.

Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps - Make your mark
Unicorn Challenge  - Spots/Stripes
Lets Craft & Create - Spots or Stripes

Sunday 4 February 2024

Toadstall House

Had a little play with my Lavinia Stamps, I have such a large collection but rarely have the time to get all inky with them, so this was really enjoyable.

The images are stamped in Versavine Clair and coloured with Polychromas Pencils.  I have used sparkle Posca Pens on the Flowers.

Inspired by a Tutorial by Jo Rice.

Challenges Entered:-

We Love to create - ATG

Wednesday 31 January 2024


Our challenge this week at The Paper Shelter is SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH F, which is a lovely chance to colour one of my favourite things "Fairies".

I have used the image Fairy Queen.

I used left over papers from my stash for the layers and background and coloured my image with Copics.

I embossed my sentiment in gold and added some die cut butterflies.

Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps - Die Cuts

Wednesday 17 January 2024

TPS - All Things New

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break, we are back with our first challenge of the year over at The Paper Shelter.

Our theme this week is ALL THINGS NEW.  I was a little stumped at first with this one, you have the obvious new baby, new home, new year, but I wanted to do a particular image Lullaby Moon, after a bit of thinking I thought "What is better than a new day", so here is my card, coloured with Copics.

I die cut some stars and found the quote on line.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Dream Valley - New Beginnings