Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Challenge #178 - "Monsters and Mythicals" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, now its rather unusual for me to take part in the even Challenges but I was asked by my joint Team Leader Marie if I could help her by taking part in this weeks "Monsters and Mythicals" Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and I thought of course I would and as usual our sponsors are the very generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

And they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website The Paper Shelter and that could be either a Image, Paper or Printable and at the moment they have a "Halloween Sale" on so you will benefit from even more the special prices they offer. Even if you dont use one of their images on your card they will still give you 3 image of your own choice.
But Im getting ahead of myself and here is the card I have created.


And this young lady is called  "The Dragon Whisperer" and you will find her here, and I printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I cut her out with a Nestabilitie die Labels Die No.4 and a fancy one for the mount out of beige card.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card with my first mount of beige card, and the paper I have used is the background paper that comes with the image, then I placed my mounted image in the center of the card. I then used some scripted paper and rolled it into scrolls which were inked on the ends and tied together with black and white ribbon and placed on top of the printed scrolls already on the backing paper. The sentiment is one from my stash thats been placed on a banner die cut and placed across the top of my card.
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 "B" Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this weeks "Monsters and Mythicals" themed Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ 
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


ABC Challenges - "V is for Vibrant"

Good Morning Crafters, I dont know about you but it doesnt seem possible that we are halve way through October already and only 14 weeks to Christmas, I do hope that you are getting ahead with your Xmas Cards. Anyway over on the ABC Challenge Blogspot we have arrived at the letter "V" and for our theme we want to see "Vibrant" images and designs.
We are being sponsored this time by

https://www.etsy.com/shop/OakPondCreations?ref=si_shop
and 

http://www.markerpop.com/catalog/
And we were lucky enough to choose a image to play with and I chose this one from Oak Pond Creations

 
And this one is just right for the time of year its called "Halloween Friends" and you will find the image here. I printed it onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it, then cut it out with my rotatrim and created a mount out of black card for it afterwards.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of black card, the papers I have used are from Sweetshoppe "A Wizarding World" digi paper set, and I have used four papers from the set, and also used a Bat Border punch from Martha Stewart on the stripes I have layered down the center. 
I also used some black card and a edge die from Memory Box to create the tombstones at the bottom, and at the top two corners I have used the spider web corner dies and also cut out three bats to finish if of. The Sentiment is also one from my stash and this was also mounted on a piece of black card and placed it in the bottom right hand corner and the mounted image was placed in the middle.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC 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 "V is for Vibrant" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Challenge #177 - "Shabby Chic" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Crafters, do you know I almost forgot to write up my DT post for The Paper Shelter, its been a busy couple of days and it went out of my head completely, I was just going to turn of my computer when I realised I hadnt written it up yet. Anyway this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is all about being "Shabby Chic" and I know its debatable as to what is termed as this anyway we leave the choice upto you how you wish to interpretate it. And when you go to visit the Challenge Blog you will see that we have two new Team Members on my A Team and I do hope you will give Jan and Sandra a very warm welcome.
As always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. to spend on their website

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

But as always this comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card, and that could be either Image, Paper or Printable but even if you havent they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice.
And now I want to show you what I have made for this Challenge.


For my card I have chosen this "Time for Tea" image from The Paper Shelter and you will find her here, and I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her. Afterwards I cut her out with a oval Nestabilitie Die and used a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first mount of beige card, I then used the background paper that came with the image and on top of this I have used a circle doily and distressed it with a beige inkpad.
I then placed my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment is one I stamped and mounted on a smaller oval die and mount which was then placed in the bottom right hand corner. I then used several sized roses to create two flower sprays which were placed either side of the image, then below I have used some clock faces and the final flourish are the pearls placed in the top right 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 "Shabby Chic" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DPDC 
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://kreativeinkauf-challenge.blogspot.de/ 
http://myartisticadventureschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

ABC Challenges - "U is for Unique"

Good Morning Crafters over on the ABC Challenge Blogspot we are onto another new month and this first one is "U is for Unique" and we are being sponsored by

http://www.stampandcreate.com/

And for my Card I used this gorgeous Magnolia Stamp

she is titled "Tilda with a Bunny Balloon" and I stamped her onto white card before using my Nestabilitie Label Die No.8 to cut her out then used a fancy one for the mount our of pink card. The sentiment is one from my stash and this was stamped onto white card and I then used a label die to cut it out and another for the mount out of the same pink card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount of pink card and the papers I used are from Sweetshoppe Digi "A Happy Thought" digi paper set, I used a very pretty paper for the first mount and then I used a square doily placed on top, along the bottom is another of the papers from the set and I used a heart border and stuck it along the bottom.
I placed my mounted image towards the right and then placed my sentiment along the bottom under it. I then used several different sized roses and created a spray with some pink tulle under it and white pearl sprays. To finish of I have used three pearls in two opposite corners.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will pay a visit to the ABC 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 "U for Unique" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Challenge #129 - "Clean and Simple" - Pink Gem Challenge

Good Morning Gemsters, over on the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot we are now onto our Challenge #129 and this time we want you to create a "Clean and Simple" card and of course we are being sponsored by Janet of Pink Gem Designs

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/
And I decided to used this gorgeous image "Angelique"


I printed Angelique (and you will find her here,) onto white card then coloured it with my Copic pens and then cut her out with Nestabilitie Die Label No.1 and then I used a fancy one for the mount.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card and for my first mount I have used a piece of white pearlescent card and then used a Embossing Folder to create the pattern on it, then around the middle I have wrapped a piece of pink ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount. 
The mounted image was then placed in the middle and the sentiment has been stamped onto another piece of white card and mounted on a diecut from another Nestabilitie die.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot site 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 "Clean and Simple" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Challenge #175 - "A Card of Many Folds" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Fellow Followers, well a lot has happened since my last Challenge for The Paper Shelter, we have been away to Guernsey for a week spending time with my friends and their little lad Nicolas, we had a really fabulous time and the weather was just perfect, thank you so much Jo and Stephen for having us. Also my eldest grandson has returned from Afghanistan and I do so hope that this will be his last posting there, I believe hes actually had three and I know he misses his son so much to, so lets hope the RAF officially leave by Christmas as theyve promised.
Anyway this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter is "A Card of Many Folds" so I will show you my interpretation in a moment but first you will want to know who our sponsors are and they are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

But as always this comes with the rule that you must have used one of their products on your card and that could be either a Image, Paper or Printable but even if you havent they will still give you three digi images of your own choice. Their library at The Paper Shelter website is full of surprises and the value against the £ is just unbelievable so do pay them a visit and browse for yourself.
And now for my card


I do apologise for the side of the card being in shadow I meant to take another photo but couldnt find the card so I do hope it wont spoil your view of it. I have used this gorgeous "The Time of My Life" image (remind you of anything?) and you will find them here, I printed them onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie rectangle die to cut them out and a fancy one for the mount out of pink card.
The base card is basically a 6.50"x 6.50" white card thats been folded twice to create this gateleg card, and the papers are from The Paper Shelters "The Happy Couple" and you will find them here, and I used two papers a pink and a blue patterned design, and these were mounted onto pink card and put inside and on the two sections in the front.
The mounted image was placed on the very front one over the fold, and the sentiment is a stamped one and this was also placed on a mount of pink card and then placed on the back section in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used three different sized pearls in the top and bottom corners that I could reach.
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 "A Card of Many Folds" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Monday, 15 September 2014

ABC Challenges - "T is for Tic, Tac, Toe"

Good Morning Crafters, by the time this goes live I will be in Guernsey watching the Red Arrows flying over the island on their special day and Im really looking forward to that with my friends. Anyway for this fortnights Challenge over on ABC Challenges its theme is "T is for Tic, Tac, Toe" and for this you will want to see the bingo box so you can choose your line and here it is.


You can choose any of the lines either across down or diagonally but you must tell us which one you are going to use. And for this Challenge we have two sponsors the first is

http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/

and we have a brand new sponsor

http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13_38

And we were so lucky to be able to choose one of her fabulous images to play with and I chose this one


and I chose to use the left hand line "Flowers, Lace and Dies/Punches" for my theme, the image is called "Maggie" and you will find her here, and I printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Die Labels No.1 and the mount is one of the fancy one for the mount, I also used the sentiment that came with the image and this was also printed onto white card and cut out with a small Nestabilitie Label die and mounted on a piece of the purple card thats been used for the mount of the image.
The base card is a 6.50" x 6.50" white card and the mount is a piece of purple card and the papers are from Sweetshoppe digi set, and I then placed around the middle a piece of lace and attached it to the back of the first mount. The mounted image was placed in the center and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
The flower spray was a number of different coloured cosmo daisies and placed in a spray in the top left hand corner and at the bottom I have placed a blue bow and to finish of I have used two butterflies that have been punched out with a punch and pearls in the top left and right hand bottom corners.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see for yourself what stunning cads the Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Tic, Tac, Toe" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Challenge #173 - "Embossing of any kind" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Fellow Paper Shelter Followers, well when this goes live I will be getting ready to fly to Guernsey for a weeks holiday and Im really looking forward to that, just hope the weather is kind to us and Im sure we shall have a fabulous time with our friends who have invited us to stay with them.
This weeks Challenge is "Embossing of any kind" and Im sure you will find this quite a easy theme to follow and as always our sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter who will be sponsoring us and they offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on their website.

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

But this is providing as always that you have used one of their products on your card and that could be either a image, paper or printable but even if you havent they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice so you really cannot loose can you.
And if you are interested in joining one of our Design Teams as you will probably know we are holding a Design Team Call at the moment and you will find all the details in the post below so please do pay a visit to our Challenge Blogspot and see for yourself what is needed to take part in it.
Anyway here is my card for this weeks Challenges.


For my image I have used this beautiful "Rose" image from The Paper Shelter and you will find her here on their website. I printed her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens, afterwards I used the Wild Rose die to cut her out and for her mount I have used a piece of pink pearlescent card and a tied together embossing folder.
The base card is a 6.50" x 6.50" white card and the first mount is a piece of the same pink card, and the paper is also from the "Rose" digi image and paper set and I placed this on top of the card. Then I placed my image at angle and in the bottom left I have used another of the Wild Rose dies for the sentiment which is also a Wild Rose one. In the right hand corner is a pink bow created with seam binding and on top I have placed a pearl button, and in the top left hand corner I have used several roses of different sizes to create a spray.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogpost 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 "Embossing of any kind" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-