Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Challenge #313 - Music and Dance - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I do hope you enjoyed the Autumn/Fall colours challenge a couple of weeks ago this time its all about

Music and Dance

and I know that if you are anything like me you have loads of images, papers and designs that will cover this theme and we all look forward to seeing your projects.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website

But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And for my own card this is the result, hope you like it


 and this young man is "The Saxophonist" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used a oval die to cut him out and then cut a larger one out of brown card for the mount. The sentiment is one I found on the internet and printed it and mounted this also onto a piece of the same brown card as the image.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of brown card, the backing paper I also used from "The Saxophonist" and you will find it here. I then placed some sheets of actual music score on top of this first mount and used some brown ink to tone it down and age it, I also used the same brown ink of the image and sentiment.
To finish of I have used several music embellishments and placed them all around my mounted image.
I hope that now youve seen my card you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented design team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Music and Dance" themed Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.mycreativescoop.com/tag/color-inspiration-monday-link-up/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Challenge #204 - Birthday Card - Pink Gem Designs Challenge

Good Morning Gemsters can you believe we have reached this months theme

Birthday Card

and its my turn to host the Challenge so I hope you will enjoy taking part, we all have a lot of birthday cards to create for family and friends I chose one of my little granddaughters as the one who will receive this cutie.
But before I show you what I have been up to, I must let you know who is sponsoring us and that is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs go and visit the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself
 
what beautiful and stunning images and papers that she creates for you to play with and create cards with.
And here is the Card I created for this theme


this is "Bella with Flowers" and you will find her here. I printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a oval Spellbinders die to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount out of blue card.
The base white card is a 6.50"x 6.50" and for my first mount I have used blue card and the papers are also from Pink Gem Designs and this design is "Shabby Daises" and you will find them here. I printed several papers from this set in different colours then cut them in layers and used a Martha Steward border punch and laid them as seen in my photo. I then placed my mounted image in the center towards the top, and down the left hand sie I have used some orange and yellow punched out flowers and layered them up as shown.
My sentiment is a stamp from my stash and this was also mounted on a piece of the same blue card and to finish of Ive used orange and yellow tonic dew drops down the edge of the card.

Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Birthday Card" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Challenge #311 - Colours of Autumn/Fall - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well no doubt you have already noticed that the colours of the leaves have started to change so this week I have chosen the theme of

Colours of Autumn/Fall

and Im sure you will enjoy using the beautiful colours that usual appear at this time of the year, browns, oranges, yellows etc so I look forward to seeing what you create for it.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website

But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now to show you what my card looks like I hope you like the result


for my card I used this sweet image "Autumn Breeze" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a rectangle Nestabilitie Die to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount out of brown card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same dark brown card and the backing paper is also from the "Autumn Breeze" digi image and you will find it here.
For the sentiment I found it on the internet and printed it and mounted this also onto a smaller size set of dies as the image and placed this in the bottom right hand corner, I then placed my mounted image towards the top left and to finish of I have used two sizes of leaf embellishments and acorns.
  Now that you've seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Colours of Autumn/Fall" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://highhopesstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Challenge #309 - Embossing of any kind - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers this weeks theme over on The Paper Shelter is

Embossing of any kind

This could either be with a Embossing Folder or even Embossing Powder and I seem to have used both.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now for my own Card I hope you like it.


For my image I have used this little lady "Art deco Charm" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie Rectangle die to cut her out then used a blue piece of card for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the backing paper I have used is the one that comes with the image and you will find it here. The I took a piece of gold card and used a Art Deco Embossing Folder and used some silver wax polish over it, and then placed this also onto a piece of blue card and mounted my image towards the left of it and placed it down the left side of my card. The sentiment is one from my stash and is also in Art Deco script and this is a stamp from my stash thats been stamped with clear embossing powder and a sparkle powder and this also was mounted onto blue card and placed in the bottom right hand corner as shown in the photo. To finish of I have used three pearls in the top right hand corner.
 Now that you've seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Embossing of any kind" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://tiddlyinkschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Challenge #202 - Use Kraft Paper - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Crafters, over on the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot its the turn of the Pinks Team to create a card and our host this time is Lisa and she has chosen for us to

Use Kraft Paper

and Ive got to be honest I find that its quite difficult to colour on it so I chose to use Kraft paper as a backing paper and I hope that it does'nt upset the balance of my card.
But before I show you what I have been up to, but firstly I must let you know who is sponsoring us and that is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs go and visit the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself

 
what beautiful and stunning images and papers that she creates for you to play with and create cards with.
And here is the Card I created for this theme


This gorgeous image is titled "The Ark" and I printed a coloured image then cut it out completely ready to place it on my background you will find it here. 
The base card is again a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card, the backing papers are from my stash I believe they are from Sweetshoppe Designs, and because of the water theme I have used three of them, the first a bubble one which I placed on top of my first mount, then I cut a smaller mount out of blue card and then layered up firstly the kraft paper which stood for my sky, then used a scalloped edge cutter and made two wave layers and tucked the cut out image behind the last one to make it look as if its sailing along in the water. To finish of I used some glaze over the portholes. The sentiment is one from my stash and was mounted up and placed in the top right hand corner and to finish of I have used several fish related embellishments and placed them down the left hand side.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Use Kraft" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Challenge #307 - Back to School - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, where do these weeks go? the children are almost back at School again after the summer holiday which Im sure they have thoroughly enjoyed and even my eldest great grandson starts School this September, hes so excited to especially since his cousin will be there to, good luck Jacob I hope you really enjoy your first day and make lots of friends to.
And now for this weeks theme as Ive already said the new year starts so no doubt youve guessed I picked
Back to School

for it and we want to see your images showing how you see it for your family, it could be little ones on their first day or the older ones starting College or University which ever applies in your family or even your friends, no doubt you have sent them a good luck card anyway, or if not now the chance to do so.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website



But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now for the Card I created for this weeks theme:-


This image is called Science and you will find it here, I printed it onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used my Nestabilitie Die to cut her out and layered her up on some mauve card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same mauve card I used for my image and the backing paper is also from the same design set as the image and you will find it here.
I then found a sentiment on my computer and printed it and mounted it up also on another smaller piece of mauve card and placed it in the top left hand corner. The mounted image was placed in the center and then to finish of I have used several science buttons and embellishment down the right hand side.
Now that you've seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Back to School" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
http://daydreamerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ 
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/ 



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Challenge #305 - Punches and Dies - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe its three weeks since I posted a challenge over on The Paper Shelter and for the A Team this week its all about

"Punches and Dies"

And Im sure you must be like me I have a hell of a lot of both in my stash so you shouldnt have a problem making a card with this theme this week.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website



But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now for the Card I created for this weeks theme:-


This gorgeous image is "Pictures of my lil'Sister" and you will find the image here, I printed it onto white card then coloured with my copic pens then cut it out with a Nestabilitie die and I used a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of beige card and the backing paper is also from the same design set and the image and you will find it here, I then placed on top a beige paper square and I used a border and corner punch from Martha Stewart and placed it in the diamond shape. On top I placed my mounted image and the sentiment is downloaded from the internet and printed and mounted on yet another piece of beige card and placed in the bottom right hand corner.
To finish of I have used a heart punch also from Martha Stewart and then on top I have used Heart buttons and placed them in the top right hand corner and bottom left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Punches and Dies" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Challenge #200 - Birthday Wishes - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters, its been a month since I sat down and wrote up a complete post as you are probably aware its not been a very comfortable month off for me either, but hopefully by the time this post goes live I will be over the worst and Im looking forward to a better future.
This Challenge today is all about sending Birthday Wishes and I sincerely hope you like the card I created for it. But firstly I must let you know who is sponsoring us and that is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs go and visit the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself


 

what beautiful and stunning images and papers that she creates for you to play with and create cards with.
Before you go any further there is a Special Childrens Challenge over on our Challenge Blog and if your like some of the DT they have some very talented children of their own taking part so if your little people would like to take part in their own special Challenge do guide them to have a go.
And here is the card I made for you


This pretty little minx is "Fairy Faye" and I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a large die to cut her out and inked the edges with lavender inkpad and created a mount for her out of a darker mauve card, I also did the same with the sentiment. You will find Fairy Faye here on the Pink Gem Designs website. 
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same mauve card and on top of this I have used papers from the Daisies pack and you will find them here. I used three of the papers in mauve, blue and red and then used a Martha Stewart Border punch down one side and layered them up as shown in the photo, afterwards I wrapped a piece of satin ribbon around the card and attached it to the back, then placed my mounted image towards the top and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used some check buttons in the bottom left and some pearls in the opposite corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and hopefully the DT will have inspired you to take part in this "Birthday Wishes" Challenge and also the Childrens Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge - Anything Goes - 2 weeks

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well as I said in my last Challenge post we have reached our Summer Break Challenge "Anything Goes" and this one will combine both the A and B Design Teams and its going to carry on for 2 weeks and we wont be commenting on your entries as when these themed Challenges are held they are always well entered and also by not doing so it gives the girls a chance to spend time with their families so I hope that you will understand why we wont be visiting you.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website



But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now for the big reveal


This image is rather ironic as this was made to send to my great grandson last month when he went into hospital to have his tonsils out and I thought it would make a fabulous card for this challenge as well, its called "Say Aah" and you will find it here, I printed it onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I cut it out with a Nestabilitie Die and used a larger one and some blue card for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and was also stamped and mounted onto more blue card to.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the backing paper is also from the same digi set as the image and you will find it here. I then placed my mounted image in the center with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used several medical embellishments to give it more of a clinical appearance.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the Design Teams have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Anything Goes" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://aussiedigitalartistschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.craftingcircle.com/Bloggit/?cat=2148 
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Challenge #303 - Holiday Time - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers well hopefully by the time this post goes live I will be getting over my operation and maybe I can now get back to normal.
This Challenge this week is all about

Holiday Time

I know its only a few weeks before the children break up for their Summer Holidays and this will be our last usual themed Challenge as the next one will be our Summer Break one which means we wont be commenting on your entries and as such it gives the Design Teams a chance to spend time with their families and I hope you understand this and wish them a fabulous break.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And here is my card for this Challenge


This is such a cheerful sunny image for this Challenge and its called "Fun in the Sun" and hopefully in a few weeks time you will do exactly this, you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used the Little B circle die to cut her out and a larger one for the mount out of yellow card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mounted out of yellow card, the backing paper is also from the same digi set as the image and you will find it here. I stamped a sentiment on another piece of white card and then placed this also onto a piece of the same yellow card and placed it in the bottom of the right hand corner.
The mounted image was placed center in the circle and around it I have placed several embellishments that show everything to do with holidays, ice lollies and a yacht in the seam and a bright sun in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and hopefully you will have been inspired to take part in this "Holiday Time" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Challenge #198 - Animals - Pink Gem Designs Challenge

As with my other Challenge posts Im having to write them up in advance as I should if all goes well be recovering from a bowel operation which is supposed to take place last Wednesday, hopefully but this time it wont be long before Im allowed home.
Anyway this fortnights Challenge over on Pink Gem Designs is all about

Animals

As always our brilliant sponsor and designer is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs  do please go and visit the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself

 
  As I had a new home card to create I decided to use this cute image
 
 
This is called "Snail Home" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie Die to cut him out, and placed him onto a mount of larger green card of the same shape.
The backing papers are also from Pink Gem Designs and this set is called "Slugs and Snails" and you will find them here. I have used several of the papers the make one which was stuck on a green mount is a green background with snails on, then I have created a fence with a border punch and placed it along the center, and below this i have used another paper in beige and a snail border punch and this was placed in front of the fence.
The mounted image was placed in the center towards the bottom, and for my sentiment I printed it on my computer and then mounted this on another piece of green card and placed this in the top left hand corner and used some Scrabble tiles for the actual New Home title and to finish of I have used a bee and ladybirds embellishments.
Now that you've seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and hopefully it will have inspired you to take part in this "Animals" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Challenge #301 - Going Digital - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, Im writing this post well in advance as hopefully if all goes well I will be in hospital waiting sometime today to have my bowel operation, thats providing it does'nt get postponed or cancelled, and I'm leaving the running of the Design Team to my fellow Team member Nikki who I know is extremely able of taking it on, thank you Nikki I do appreciate it.
Anyway this weeks theme is all about

Going Digital

This means we want you to use a digital image and you can also use digital papers as well, which I shall do anyway.
 But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you don't, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation don't you think.
And now to show you what I have created for this Challenge


This image is called "Business Man" and he reminds me so much of all the young men who go up to London on the train to work in the offices in the City, mind you that over 60 years ago no doubt things have'nt changed much since I worked there. You will find him here.
I printed him onto white card then coloured him with my copic pens and then cut him out with my Nestabilitie Die and made a mount out of larger one in black card. The sentiment was one I downloaded by the internet and printed it onto a piece of card and mounted this onto another piece of the same black card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of black card the backing paper is also from the same design set as my image and you will find it here. I then used another piece of black card and used a Martha Stewart punch along the edge and placed it on the left hand side of my card. I then placed my mounted image towards the left and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
I then used several embellishments, down the right hand side and a bus on the bottom under the image.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of my very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope you will want to take part in this "Going Digital" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Challenge #299 - Ribbons and Buttons - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, where do these weeks go, here are half way through the year I cannot believe its only 6 months to Christmas what a thought. Anyway this weeks Challenge is all about

Ribbons and Buttons

and for this we would like to see you using both of these but its not critical and Im sure the choice is entirely up to you.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now to show you the card I created for this Challenge


This image reminds me so much of my own mum as she had a treadle machine on which she created such beautiful clothes for myself, brother and sister she was extremely talented and to hear the noise of the foot treadle going up and down was music to our ears. She is called "Vintage Seamstress" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie die to cut her out and a larger one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of brown card the backing paper is also from the same image set and you will find that here as well. I then placed my mounted image towards the top left and the Sentiment was one I found on the internet and then printed it and mounted this also onto a piece of the same brown card.
I then placed a tape ribbon in the bottom right hand corner with the sentiment placed on top, and it the opposite top left I placed another ribbon with a button on top. To finish of I diecut a model and placed in the bottom left and a selection of buttons and embellishments around the mounted image.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will take part in this "Ribbons and Buttons" Challenge.


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Challenge #196 - Wedding or Anniversary - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters, Im writing up this post a couple of weeks early due to the fact that Im hoping by the time this also goes live that I will be recovering from a operation, keep your fingers crossed all goes well. Well the update to this is I have now got my provisional operation date the 5th July, so Im really hoping that it goes ahead without any hiccups as its been a struggle to get this far but hoping once its done I can start to live some sort of normality again.
Anyway todays theme is all about "Weddings and Anniversary's" and if your anything like me I certainly do have a lot of these sort of cards to deal with during the year.
As always our brilliant sponsor and designer is Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs  do please go and visit the Pink Gem Designs website and see for yourself

what beautiful images and papers she has created for you to play with.
And here is the Card I created for this Challenge


These two are titled "Mr and Mrs Hedgie" and you will find them here, they are definitely a cute couple I printed them onto white card then used my copic pens to colour them, afterwards I used a Little B Heart shape die to cut them out and a fancy one from the same die set for the mount out of blue card, I have also stamped a sentiment on another piece of white card and used a smaller die to cut this out and again used a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card, the papers I have used are also from Pink Gem Designs and this design is titled "Blue Sweetheart" and you will find it here, I then used a piece of white lace to wrap around the right hand side of the card, then on top of this I have put a heart doily towards the left with my mounted image on towards and the mounted sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Weddings and Anniversary" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://just-add-ink.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Challenge #297 - Flower Power - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers Im writing up this post a couple of weeks before it goes live and Im hoping by the actual date that it does I will be recovering from a operation (still not date, still waiting) so in the mean time Nikki one of my Design Team has been promoted to taking on the responsibility of running the Challenges for now, I do hope that you will support her every way you can Im really grateful to her, thank you my love.
This weeks Challenge is all about  "Flowers" and if your anything like me the more the merrier but of course with the postal charges going up all the time the cheapest way is to find colourful printed backing papers instead but on this card I have gone a bit mad hope you like the results.
But firstly you will want to know who our Sponsors are and as always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website


But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont, they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now for the big reveal


and Im really pleased with the end result this little chap is called "Cheerful Humming Bird" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used one of Sue Wilsons dies to cut him out and a fancy one for the mount out of beige card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with the first mount out of the same beige card and the backing paper is also from the same digi image set and you will find it here,  I  used a sentiment from my stash which I stamped onto white card and cut in the same shape as the main image, this was then mounted on top of some beige card and placed in the bottom right hand corner.
I then placed my mounted image in the center and around it I used leaf dies and white and pink lily flowers, and to finish of I have used several different coloured Nuvo drops from Tonic, down the right hand side.
I do hope you like the result and if you do please do go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Flower Power" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
                                           

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Challenge #294 - "Lace and Pearls" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, Im writing this post up a few weeks early as Im thinking its possible in the next few weeks Im going to be rather busy with health problems so I do hope you will forgive me.
The Challenge this time is "Lace and Pearls" and Im sure if your anything like me you have hoards of them in your stash, and I had some really pretty lace with pearls sown into it as you will see on my card which I will post in a moment.
As always our sponsers are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website



But as always it comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card or project, this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and even if you dont they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, so it really is a win win situation dont you think.
And now to show you my Card


This beautiful little lady is titled "The Bride" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, after wards I used a oval die to cut her out, and a larger one with a pretty edge to put behind her, then I used a even bigger one and blue card for the mount.
I also used the same set of dies for the sentiment which is from my stash.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the backing paper is also from the same design set as the image and you will find it here, I then used the piece of lace down the left hand side and attached it to the back of my first mount. I then placed the mounted image in the center with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner, to finish of I have used some rose buds and some backing sprays and tied a red ribbon around them and created a bow and placed them in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I do hope that you will want to take part in this "Lace and Pearls" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-