Saturday, 9 December 2017

Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes - Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot.

Good Morning Gemsters, this will be our last Challenge for Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot until the New Year and we wont be commenting on your cards as it gives us time to spent with the family so I hope you understand and we want to wish you and everyone a very Happy Christmas.
Anyway the theme over on the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot is


Anything Goes 
and Janet has created some gorgeous images that are just right for this Challenge and for my card my image is really cute to.
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 it, it reminds me of the Conga 


This merry bunch of snowman are titled "Snowman Trio" and you will find them here, I printed the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour them, afterwards I cut them out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto a piece of blue card. The sentiment is a stamp from my stash and has been treated in the same way as the image, but before I mounted both of the I have stuck glitter all around the edge to make it feel more snowy.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the papers I have used are from the "Small Snowflake" digi paper set and you will find them here, then around one end I have wrapped a piece of ribbon and attach it to the back of my first mount. The image was then placed towards the top with the sentiment below in the right hand corner.
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 Teams have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in our Anything Goes Challenge.
We will be back with a new Challenge on 6th January with a brand new Challenge, so I want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a brilliant New Year.
This Card will be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blog Hop - Birthday / Celebrations - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well do you know Marie and I have been with The Paper Shelter for 7 years now, and we do so love being part of their stunning work and running the Design Teams, and so now this Blog Hop is our way and the Design Teams way of thanking them both for giving us their beautiful and stunning Images, Papers and Printables to play with so now I hope you thoroughly enjoy taking your part in our Birthday and Celebrations Challenge and Blog Hop, though its not necessary for you to take part in the Blog Hop if you either don't have the time or don't wish to, but by leaving a comment on my own card you stand a chance of being picked to win one of The Paper Shelter Images that each of the Design Team have to offer as a prize.

So now to launch this Blog Hop here we go:-

Good Morning fellow crafter's and welcome to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 7th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.
 
 

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know will be extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot as you can see Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from their Website and each blog in the hop are offering one lucky commentor a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot
And here is the Card I have made for the theme
 
 
This little lady is titled "A Papercraft Fun" and you will find her here, I felt she was the ideal image to use and although I'm not the colouring of her I really felt she was just right I hope you agree. I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie die to cut her out and a fancy one our of beige card with a fancy die as a mount.
The backing paper is also from the same design set as this image and you will that here, I then used a square doily on top and laid my mounted image in the center. To finish of I have tied a large pink bow and stuck it to the left side and down the right I have placed several sewing embellishments, and the last item with the sentiment which was created on my computer and printed and then mounted on top of yet another piece of beige card.

From here you will need to hop on over to Anna's Blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Challenge #208 - Animals in the Snow - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters, can you believe tomorrow I will be my 75th birthday, I dont know where the years have flown to, I can remember being in a pram being pushed along by my mum back in the 40s, though this last year hasnt been the best for me I cannot believe Im now this age lets hope next year will be a healthier one.
Anyway this weeks theme over on the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot is

Animals in the Snow

and Janet has created some gorgeous images that are just right for this Challenge and for my card my image is really cute to.
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 without further ado here she is:-


This is "Winter Ellie" 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 die to cut her out and a fancy one out of mauve card with a snowflake rectangle, both these dies are from Nestabilities.
The sentiment is one from my stash thats been stamped onto another piece of white card and this was layered up on a smaller snowflake diecut and I also inked around the edge of the sentiment.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of mauve card and the papers I have used are also from Pink Gem Designs and this set are "Pretty Snowflakes" and you will find them here. I used two of the papers and a snowflake border down the edge of the second one which was placed on top of the base mount. I also wrapped a ribbon around the card and stuck it to the back of the card. I also used a second pink card and placed this at the top and bottom of my card as shown in the photo.
I then placed my mounted image towards the left and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
Now that yovue 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 Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Animals in the Snow" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Challenge #319 - A Christmas Card - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe that in just 6 weeks time it will be Christmas, well Im sure you can guess why I picked the theme for this weeks card

A Christmas Card

actually I have had all mine made, signed and ready to post for about a month, I like to get well ahead with all my cards if I can and considering how difficult it has been for me this year I must admit its been quite an achievement, so I think Im well in my rights to blow my own trumpet.
Before I go on I want to give you some future news, in two weeks time we will be hosting our 7th Birthday Blog Hop so I hope you will be back to see that with the chance of winning one of our free digi images for commenting on each of the Design Teams cards, so looking forward to that.
But firstly before I show you my card 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 for my cheeky card hope you like it:-


This sweet image is called "We are Santa and Rudolph" and you will find it here, Im not sure my dog (a yorkie) would appreciate one of my great grandsons putting these antlers on her as she doesnt exactly approve of having a coat on when it rains, but you never know she adores children and no doubt would put up with anything from them.
I printed it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, I then used a nestabilitie die to cut it out and drew around the die to create the mount. Before mounting the image onto it I used some puff embossing powder for the bobble and cuffs and also the nappy which went quite well for me.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of red card the backing paper is also from the same design set and the image and you will find it here. I then placed my mounted image towards the middle with the sentiment which was stamped (about 6years old), in the bottom right hand corner, and to finish of I have used some glossy accents on the bubbles across the top.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that will you pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for you and hopefully you to will be inspired to enter "A Christmas Card" into our  Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/ 
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

DT Card for Crafty Friends - Add a Sentiment

Good Morning Crafters, we were asked by our DT Leader Christine if we would take part in The Crafty Friends Challenge by creating a card "Add a Sentiment" as I am on the Pink Gem Designs Design Team and of course this Challenge is being sponsored by Janet and we thought it was a very good idea and was happy to oblige.

And here is the Card I created for the Challenge




Janet has recently created some really fabulous boy images for us on the DT to play with and I just couldnt wait to play with these and create a card for my great grandson, there is 4 of the Pink Gem Images and they are

Backing Paper - you will find that here
Wigwam  - you will find it here
Tribal Bear - you will find it here  - 
Tribal Fox - you will find it here

I printed all the images onto white card and coloured everything but the background which was already coloured. I used my copic pens on all the images and cut them out completely.The sentiment was created on my computer and then printed and cut out as shown and mounted onto a piece of green card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of green card and I mounted the background onto this, I then created the scene as you can see in the photo.
I do hope that you will pop over to the Crafty Friends Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the Design Teams have created for the "Add a Sentment" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://www.josscrapshack.com/ 
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Challenge #317 - A Card for a Child - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks theme is all about cards for Children and I'm sure if your anything like me this is one of those cards that you have to create most of the time, I have 10 grandchildren between hubby and I and 3 great grandchildren so you can see there is always a card needed for one of those, though not all are small children now but adults with little ones of their own. So we want to see

A Card for a Child

please and it doesn't matter if its a Birthday, Christmas or even a Christening card the choice is totally up to yourselves.
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 for my own choice of images this one was ideal for one of the boys in my family, and believe me we have 8 plus the 3 great grandsons, I do wish we had more little girls but maybe in future we might be lucky.


This little chap is called "Lil Cowboy" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card and used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used Nestabilitie die to cut him out and then inked him around the edge of the die before removing it out of the die, thats what gives the white edge. I then mounted it onto a fancy diecut also from Nestabilities and this was a brown card. The sentiment is one from my stash and was treated in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount the same colour brown card and the fancy mount, onto this I have placed the backing paper that comes with the "Lil Cowboy" set and you will find that here. I then placed the mounted image in the center with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. To finish off I used some rope and string to create a lasso which was then placed in the top left hand corner and embellishments down the right hand side and one in the bottom left.
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 I hope that you will then want to take part in our "A Card for a Child" 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://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Challenge #206 - Ribbons and Pearls - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters this fortnights Challenge is so pretty for me anyway its all about

Ribbons and Pearls

And Ive used a gorgeous image to make my card with but before I show you the results here is my sponsor information.
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 without further ado here she is:-


This beautiful girl is "Vintage Rose" and I printed her onto white card and for a change I used my prisma pencils to colour her I felt they were less harsh then pens and gave her a more vintage look, you will find her here.
After I finished colouring her I cut her out with a Nestabilitie oval die and then a fancy one for the mount out of a gold coloured card. The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" and for my first mount I used the same gold coloured card that I used for my mount and then placed one of the "Champagne Lace" papers from Pink Gem Designs and you will find them here.
I wrapped a gold card around one end of my card on the left and placed my mounted image towards the right, I then created a large bow from the same gold ribbon and with a strip of gold organza ribbon tied it together and placed in the center of my wrapped bow as shown in my photo. The sentiment is one I stamped and mounted it with the same gold colour card and tucked it in the middle of my large bow on the left. My last thing was to to stick yellow pearls down the right hand side.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that will pop over 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 will want to take part in this "Ribbons and Pearls" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Challenge #315 - Halloween - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe that in a few days time it will be Halloween and so Ive a feeling you can already guess what theme we are using this week "Yes" you've guessed

Halloween

We are so lucky working with The Paper Shelter images as we have lots to choose from and I will show you the one I picked in a moment but before I do here is my usual sponsor details.
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 image I chose this gorgeous image and this is the first time I have got around to doing just that


This little madam definitely  has attitude and she is called "Moms little Monster" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then I coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I cut her out completely and then printed the background again and placed her on top in front of the black background, this comes separately from the image so can be used on its on.
I placed the complete picture on a piece of black card and then stamped my sentiment onto another piece of card and mounted this also on a piece of black card and placed it in the bottom right hand corner.
To finish of I used a Memory box spider corner and spider pair of dies and some black card which was then placed 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 and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will then want to take part in our "Halloween" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 

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/