Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Bugaboo christmas chaos: Day 5

 

Hello,
I hope you've been enjoying the Christmas chaos event over at Catch the bug, I know I have. You still have time to join in with the challenges.
This is my day five card and the challenge today was family photo.
I took this Gertrude image and placed it into a Polaroid style digi 3 times to create a set of photos. I coloured my i!she with promarkers and matched with Hobbycraft papers, matted on red and white. I also added some pearls to finish.

Challenges: 


The paper shelter 8th anniversary blog hop!

 

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 8th 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 is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from  Nikki then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is 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.

My card features the image rose, which I coloured with promarkers and for cut into an oval. I created a stepper card and used first edition butterfly papers matted on purple pearl card.  I embellished with flowers and a die cut butterfly.

From here you will need to hop on over to Julie's 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.
Natalie.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Bugaboo: Christmas Chaos Celebration Week!

 
Hello,
This week over at catch the bug we have a special Christmas chaos week featuring a challenge a day!
Our first day's challenge is to feature a type of snow.
I chose to use Stella in sleigh and create a shaker card, using sequins as my snow.
I used crafters companions Christmas papers, matted on matching blue mirror card. I added ribbon, a bow and stellas sentiment.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: 407


Humour me Wednesday at Catch the Bug

 

Hello,
It's humour me Wednesday over at catch the bug and for my card i decided to celebrate international men's day.
I used Gus fishing, coloured with promarkers and used some old first edition papers.
I kept it simple, finishing with a sentiment.

The Paper Shelter: Christmas

 
Hello,
This week's challenge over at the paper shelter is Christmas.
I'm sure your all into the swing of things by now and most of you will have finished your cards for this year.
I used this sweet new image of Mr and Mrs clause, coloured with promarkers.
I used dovecraft papers, matted on gold pearl card and added lace, ribbon, pearls , a poinsettia and a sentiment to finish.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Catch the Bug: BINGO!

 

Hello,
This week's challenge over at catch the bug is Bingo! 
To see the bingo board head over to the main challenge blog.
For my card, I used the diagonal line of ribbon, embossing and charm.
I used the image close knit friends, coloured with promarkers.
I used first edition paoers, matted on lilac and added ribbon, some enamel dots, a bow with a yarn charm attached and the matching sentiment to finish.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: 406

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and as ever the theme is anything goes.
This week we are sponsored by Cute as a Button and i used their image, Winter mocha latte.
I coloured the image with spectrum noirs and die cut into an oval.
The papers are from an old first edition christmas pad, matted on pearlesent gold.
I added snowflakes, a sister sentiment and pearls as well as some glitter.

Mooey Christmas!

 

Hello,
I recently saw the new highland cow release over at Di's digi downloads and knew we had to have them.
I coloured this cute couple with spectrum noirs. The parts are from crafters companions Christmas range, matted on gold pearl card.
I added gold ribbon, bow, button and pearls as well as a sentiment. There is also some glitter on the bell and baubel but it doesn't show very well.


Challenges:

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Stella Says Sketch!

 
Hello, 
It's time for a new Stella says sketch challenge over at catch the bug and this week I have a card to share using the sketch.
I used first edition papers matted with silver. This image comes for snow set 2, coloured with promarkers.
I added a silver embossed tag and a sentiment to finish.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Penny's Paper crafty Challenge: Anything goes


The Paper Shelter: For a Child

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this weeks theme is For a child. 
There are plenty of images perfect for this theme in the shop so why not take a look.
For my card i used the image Happy, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I matched it with papers  from The Works, matted on white and made one of the stepper cards that i showed how to make last week. You can find the link to my tutorial here.
I added lace, flowers and a sentiment to finish.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Little Blue Button: GDT

 

Hello, 
I'm one of the guest designers again over at little blue button and this month's challenge is orange accents. 
I used the image tree asana, coloured with spectrum noirs. I used nitwit collection happy papers and added flowers and ribbon which include orange.  I also added pearls and a sentiment.

House Mouse: Toboggan

 

Hello, 
Today I have a house mouse card to share featuring this cute toboggan image, coloured with promarkers and with added sparkle.
I used crafters companion papers and mirror card.
I die cut flowers and built up my own poinsettia, adding sparkle to the edges. I added ribbon, sparkly gems and a sentiment to finish. 


Challenges:

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Snow Friends

 

Hello,
Today i have a card to share featuring this cute snow friends image from Bugaboo.
I coloured my image with promarkers and added glitter to give it that snowy look.
I used papers from The Works, matted on silver and added ribbon and some metal dots to embellish, finishing with a sentiment.

Challenges:

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: 404

 

Hello, 
It's time for a new challenge over at penny's paper crafty challenge and as ever the theme is anything goes.
We are sponsored by a day for daisies and di's digi designs. 
I used a day for daisies image, coloured with promarkers. 
I used some old papers, matted on white. I embellished with ribbon and flowers.

Catch the Bug Wednesday Tutorial: Fairy Stepper Card

 

Hello, 
It's my turn to share a tutorial today for Catch the bug and I'm sharing how to make this fairy stepper card.

Items you will need:
2 sheets white card
2 sheets pale green pearl card 
Bella trio and Kidz fairy sitter images from Bugaboo
First edition lets celebrate paper pad
Acetate
Alcohol markers
Die cutting machine with oval and circle nest dies
Ribbon 
Ultimate pro or a scoreboard
Pearls
Double sided tape, ruler, pencil, silicone glue, foam pads and scissors.

Step 1: Take an A4 piece of white card and using an ultimate pro, score down the half fold A4 line then turn to landscape and score down the half A4 again. Fold and then cut the remaining bottom strip off, this should leave you with a 6x6 square.
Step 2: Place your 6x6 back on the board and score down the  front on the gatefold A4 line, then fold. This leaves you with the stepper element.
TIP: If you'd rather you could use a pre made 6x6 card and just continue from step 2.
Step 3: Create your green mats. One measuring 14.9 mm x 15mm and a strip measuring 14.9 x 7.2mm.
Step 4: Put your most patterned design paper to the back as you will see much more if it. Cut it to 14.5x 14.5 mm and stick to the green mat. Next using your second design, cut a peice measuring 7 x 14.2 mm then adhere to the green strip.
Attach your ribbon to your strip wrapping it securely around your layer, then adhere both layers to your card. 
Step 5: Print out your digi images. For my card I used fairy kidz and fairy trios. Using a computer programme, make your trio's quite small. Colour your images then die cut your fairy in an oval along with a slightly larger green mat. Using the nesting circles, cut our two smaller circles for your trio's.
( nesting circle sizes vary so find out which fits your image and cut two from the green card. We will only be using two images from the trio's.) Cut out two of the trio images by hand and adhere to your green mats.
Step 6: Create two acetate springs by folding two strips of acetate into three sections, fold and you should find you have a spring element. Attach the trio images onto them and attach to your card, one at the back and one on the stepper. 
Step 7: You'll see that your card doesn't stand up but DONT WORRY , you stick this to another 6x6 base card. You can either make one using our first step or use a pre made one, making sure to stick it to a tent fold base.
Step 8: embellish however you like.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial, if you have any questions leave a comment!

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: anything goes

 

Hello,
Its time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper crafty challenge.
For my card, i used one of ouir sponsor images, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I matched it with old dovecraft papers, matted on lime pearl cardstock.
I added a doily and the matching sentiment along with some buttons.

The Paper Shelter: Halloween

 

Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this weeks theme is Halloween. 
Yes, its that time again. If im honest, i don't actually celebrate halloween, but TPS have some fun images for the occasion.
I used this newish one called My cute little devils, coloured with promarkers.
The background came from digi set, matted on black.
I added ribbon and a sentiment.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

 

Hello,
It's time for a new anything goes challenge over at Penny's and this week we are sponsored by Hetty Clare and Sheepski designs.
I used this cute from sheepski designs. I coloured it with Promarkers and matched it with crafters companion papers.
I added die cut Christmas bunting, snowflakes and ribbon.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: 401

 

Hello,
This weeks challenge over at Penny's is anything goes.
For my card I used the image Dress up from sprinkle and sparkle, coloured with Promarkers.
I created a simple fold back card and used Nitwit collections dress Shoppe papers.
I added a sentiment to the inside, which you can just see behind the image on the first photo. I added lace, flowers and pearls.




Thursday, 11 October 2018

Catch the Bug: Oldie but goodie Thursday

 

Hello! 
It's oldie but goodie day over at Catch the bug and I shared this festive creation featuring Grumpy Gertrude.
I coloured her using Promarkers and added some glitter.
I used some festive red and turquoise papers, matted on red and added some sparkly ribbon. I finished with her sentiment and some gems.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Autumn Foxes

 

Hello,
I have an autumnal creation to share featuring one of the cute Fox images from wild rose studio.
I've had these stamps for a while and thought it was time to use them again, so I created a really fussy and fancy easle.
I don't seem to have made really fussy cards for a while so I thought it would make a nice change.
I coloured my image with Promarkers and die cut into a oval.
The papers are prima marketing's Amber moon, matted on black. The leaves and flowers are also from prima.
I added lace, a bow, pearls, a doily, the leaves and flowers and a sentiment to finish.

Challenges:

The Paper Shelter: Music or Dance

 

Hello,
This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is music and dance.
For my card I used the image The Saxophonist.
I coloured my image with spectrum noirs.
I fussy cut my image and placed in embossed oval.
The papers are from polka doodles Horace and Boo collection.
I kept it simple and finished with a sentiment.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Christmas Wishes

 

Hello,
Today I have a card to share featuring a image from The Paper Shelter. I used Christmas shopping which can be found here.
I coloured my image with Promarkers and die cut into an oval.
I used Anna Marie Designs blissful Christmas papers, matted on gold. I also used a matching sentiment.
I added lace, ribbon, pearls, flowers and die cut leaves.


Challenges:

Friday, 5 October 2018

Little Blue Button Guest Designer

 

Hello,
There is a new challenge beginning over at Little Blue Button and this months theme is Halloween.
I used this sweet witch for my card, coloured with Promarkers.
I matched her with nitwit collections papers, matted on black and added ribbon and a sentiment.
I also created a spider's web in the top left corner using stickles.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Penny's Paper Craft Challenge: anything goes

 

Hello!
It's time for a new challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges, challenge 400! and as ever the theme is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Polka doodles this week who kindly gave us images to use. For my card i used the fun Twiggy and Toots, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I used papers from The Works, matted on yellow.
I added the matching sentiment, ribbon and an owl charm to finish. 

Challenges:



Monday, 1 October 2018

Simply Magnolia: Autumn

 

Hello,
It is time for a new challenge over at Simply Magnolia, and for me, my final one as a DT member. 
This months theme is Autumn, and for my card i used this sweet sunflower tilda image, coloured with promarkers. 
I used Prima marketings Amber moon papers, leaves and flowers to embellish. The papers are matted on black. I also added lace.

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Catch the bug : Recipe challenge


 

Hello!
It is time for a new challenge over at Catch the bug and the weeks challenge is a recipe.

1 RIBBON, 2 IMAGES, 3 BUTTONS

For my card I used two Ruby images, with poinsettias and with Christmas drink, coloured with Promarkers and cut out.
I created a step card, matting my first edition papers on gold.
I die cut a fancy shape and stamped a festive sentiment for the back.
I look forward to seeing your creations! 

Challenges:

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: anything goes

 

Hello,
This weeks challenge over at Penny's is as ever anything goes.
We are sponsored by Little Blue Button. 
I used the image, Mixed media 1 to create this card, cutting the head out and colouring with promarkers.
Again, i used the Amber Moon papers, leaves and flowers from Prima Marketing, matted on black.
I die cut a black circle mat and embossed a white circle to create the mat that the head sits on. I finished with ribbon, a bow, a sentiment and some flat gems.


Challenges:

The Paper Shelter: Autumn Shades

 

Hello,
Today is the start of a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this weeks theme is Autumn.
The moment i got this image, i knew i had to use it, even though i had already made a card for this challenge. This image is one of the newer releases
I coloured my image with spectrum noirs and die cut into a circle.
I decided to make a twisted easle. The papers are from Prima Marketings Amber Moon range, perfect for autumn birthdays. I also added matching leaves and flowers from the collection.
I embellished with ribbon, a bow and a button. 

Challenges:

Monday, 24 September 2018

Wedding Penguins

 

Hello,
Today i have a card to share that features one of the Whimsy Penguin images.
This is the wedding couple, aren't they sweet?
I coloured the image with promarkers and die cut into a circle.
The papers are nitwit collections Mr and Mrs, matted on white.
I added lace, ribbon, flowers and a sentiment. There is also some glitter on Mrs Penguins veil and bouquet.

Centre line: {Glitter, flowers, animal}

Christmas with the Cuties: For a child

 

Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties and the theme this month is for a child.
I used pink gems Ollie owl for my card, coloured with spectrum noirs. 
The papers are from a new paper pad, double matted on white and red.
I kept it simple adding just a sentiment.

We look forward to seeing your Christmas creations!

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Gardening Gruffies

 
Hello!
Today I have a fancy fold card to share featuring the gruffies.
I recently won a stamp from one of the house mouse DT ladies and I couldn't wait to use it after I got back from my holiday, so I used it on the front of my card.
I can't remember what this fold is called though, but I have seen them in pinterest. I used pebbles garden paper pad, one of my favourites.
The images are coloured with Promarkers.



 
This is how it looks inside.
I used another gruffle image and added a sentiment too. There are also seed packets I cut out from the paper pad on the panel to add to the gardening theme. This style of card also gets you to use up your scraps or leftover sheets with the different size panels. 

I'd like to enter this into:

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Catch the Bug

 

Hello,
This weeks challenge over at Catch the bug is photo inspiration.
I was inspired by the colours rather than the pic itself so I created this fun card using Stella and Gus.
I coloured the image with spectrum noirs and matched it with nitwit collections country roads papers, matted on white.
I added the matching sentiment and some ribbon to finish.   
 Challenges:




Friday, 21 September 2018

Dressmaking Etty

 

Hello,
Today I thought I'd share a card featuring Etty, who is part of the Winston range at Polka Doodles.
I love the Winston range as it features plenty of images that fit card for grandparents as well as everyone.
I love sewing Etty and coloured her with Promarkers.
I matched her with nitwit collections dress Shoppe papers.
I added lace and a sentiment to finish. 

Challenges:

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Penny's paper craft challenge

 
Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at penny's and this weeks challenge is anything goes.
We are sponsored by Oddball art and starz stamps.
For my card I used lexi from Oddball. I coloured her using Promarkers.
The papers are from a Works paper pad, matted on white. I added LOTV sentiments and ribbon to embellish. 

Challenges:

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Bingo Board at Catch the Bug!

 

Hello!
I'm back after my holiday to share a card got the new Catch the bug challenge which this week is a bingo board.
I used the bottom line, sentiment, sparkle and bugaboo image.
I love fairytales so this Cinderella inspired image definitely stood out to me. I matched it with papers from The Works, matted on pearl card. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some ribbon and a large bow to finish.
The sparkle comes in on the shoe which I glittered with stickles. 

Challenges:

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Paper Shelter: Embossing

 

Hello,
This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter is embossing.
For my card I used the image lovely umbrella, coloured with Promarkers.
I used blissful peach papers and embossed the large panel behind the image. 
I embellished with ribbon, lace, pearls, pins and a pearl centre for my bow. I finished with a sentiment. 

Challenges:

Saturday, 8 September 2018

New challenge over at Catch The Bug!

 

Hello,
It's time for a new challenge over at Catch the Bug and this weeks theme is make us smile. Bugaboo has many fun images so this is an easy one.
For my card I used the image Stella ruin mood found here, coloured with spectrum noirs.
I created a fold back card using first edition celebration papers, matted on turquoise pearl card. I added ribbon and a double bow to embellish. The sentiment that goes with this one is cheeky but definitely makes you smile!

Come and join us over at Catch the Bug!

Friday, 7 September 2018

Guest Designer and Freebie Friday over at Bugaboo!

 
Hello!
I received some exciting news last weekend when I found out I had been chosen as September's guest designer over at Bugaboo! 
I was so excited as I've become I really big fan of the images over the last year.
This weeks freebie Friday features this sweet Gus and Stella image with a fun sentiment. 
Gus and Stella are some of my favourite characters as I love their cheeky sentiments!
I kept the colours to red, black, grey and white. The papers came from Nitwit collections ladies and gentlemen collection, matted on black. I added some ribbon to embellish.
You can find out how to get your Friday freebie over at the Catch the Bug blog.

I'll be back tomorrow with my Saturday challenge card.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Penny's Paper crafty challenge: anything goes

 

Hello,
Its time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and as always its anything goes.
We are sponsored by Imagine that and Cute as a Button.
I used a digi from Cute as a Button called Breakfast fro Mum and Dad,
 coloured with spectrum noirs and promarkers.
The papers came from The Works, matted on white.
I added a sentiment to finish.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Hedgehog Easle

  

Hello,
Today's card is a bit different for me as its a twisted easel inside a card. 
I used my favourite hedgehog images to create this card, coloured with Promarkers and spectrum noirs.
I used papers from The Works, matted on black.
I added polka doodles sentiments and pearls to embellish. Below is the easel that's inside.

Challenges:










Bugaboo christmas chaos: Day 5

  Hello, I hope you've been enjoying the Christmas chaos event over at Catch the bug, I know I have. You still have time to join ...