Friday, 30 December 2022

Spring Thank You

Hello Crafty Peeps,
We've had snow and cold for a long time now, so I'm dreaming of spring and warmer weather!
I have cropped a Sweet November Stamps image, "Vintage Spring Ladies: Estelle", to make a simple thank you card.


I added some patterns to her dress and accessories for some extra detail and texture.

Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Cardstock
  • Sherbet patterned papers
  • Die-cut sentiment
  • ProMarkers - Cloud Blue, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Blush, Sandstone, Champagne, Satin, Lush Green, Grass, Black, Sunflower, Tulip, Soft Lime, Bright Orange, Pumpkin, Gold, Forest Green, Pastel Yellow, Mandarin, Mango & Soft Peach
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

 

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Box Of Love at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's our final challenge of the year at The Paper Shelter, so it's an Anything Goes theme this time. This challenge will run for four weeks to give the team a festive break.

I have used 'Intertwined Hearts' to decorate a gift box.



Christmas may be close, but it's time to start crafting for the next holiday - Valentine's Day!

Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Jewellery box
  • Patterned paper
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Cardstock
  • X-Cut Circle die
  • X-Cut Scalloped Circle die
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1, Burgundy, Crimson, Lipstick Red, Burnt Sienna, Sky Blue, Powder Blue, Cloud Blue, Indigo, Royal Blue, Pine, Forest Green, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower & Yellow
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
I am entering my gift box into the following challenges:




Wednesday, 7 December 2022

12th Birthday Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Crafty Peeps!

Welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop, in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 12th Birthday on the 8th of December!  This will be a two week challenge, with both teams taking part, and it's our way of thanking The Paper Shelter for sharing their wonderful images with us, and sponsoring our challenge.

The theme for this special challenge is:

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

I have made a layered birthday card using 'Kittens In The Snow'


So often snowy images get used only for Christmas cards, so I thought it would be good to use one for something different.

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Snowflake corner die-cuts
  • Oval die
  • Stickles - Glisten
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • ProMarkers - Cloud Blue, Sky Blue, Satin, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Black, Cool Grey 5, Cool Grey 1-3, Coral, Indigo Blue, Royal Blue, True Blue, Azure, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Warm Grey 1-3, Holly & Lush Green
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Pink, White & Dark Green

If you've arrived here from Natascha, then you're heading in the right direction!  If not, then you'll want to pop back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, because you don't want to miss out on this one.  Both Design Teams are participating, showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter, and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice, as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

From here, you will need to hop on over to Patsy.  Don't forget to leave your comment for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digis available in store!

Good Luck!  Hope you've enjoyed the Hop so far!

{Crafty Hugs}

Thursday, 1 December 2022

'Tis The Season

Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's December already and I'm still making Christmas cards! I couldn't resist the cute pixies from Sweet November Stamps. 'Christmas Pixie Chrissy' and 'Christmas Pixie Nicholas' go so well together I think.

I've been doing everything with traditional colours lately, so I wanted to change it up and go for non-traditional this time.


I decided to give them matching outfit colours for a more cohesive theme. I think this is the first time I've used this combo!


Thanks for stopping by today, your kind comments mean the world to me.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Shimmer card
  • Plaid patterned paper
  • ProMarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Blush, Ivory, Cocoa, Saddle Brown, Raw Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Aubergine, Plum, Purple, Amethyst, Lilac, Lavender, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Cool Grey 3, Petrol Blue, Marine & Turquoise
  • Glitter gel pens
  • Posca paint pen - White
I am entering my card into the following challenges:



Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Christmas Celebration at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

We're getting down to the last few challenges of the year at The Paper Shelter, including our Birthday Blog Hop coming up next week!

This week's theme is Winter Celebrations so I have made a fun layered Christmas card using 'Here We Go'


I used some snowfall acetate over blue card for the background and edged it with Liquid Pearls for a better finish.  My daughter chose the colours for the presents.

Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Patterned paper
  • Snowfall acetate
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Liquid Pearls - White Opal
  • Snowflake die-cuts
  • Sentiment die-cut
  • Semi-circle die
  • ProMarkers - Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Cool Grey 1-4, Black, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick Red, Holly, Lush Green, Emerald, Marine, Turquoise, Prussian, Violet, Umber, Maroon, Magenta, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Tan, Burnt Sienna & Saddle Brown
  • Glitter gel pens
I am entering my card into the following challenges:




Saturday, 26 November 2022

Warm Winter Wishes

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's been unseasonably warm here, so I'm just waiting for the proper winter weather to come! While I wait I am crafting and binge-watching Sleepy Hollow.

I love creating new scenes with images that I have used before. This time I have made a Christmas card using 'Mr. McFlurry' and 'Gnome Home: Holiday scene builder set'


Thank you for stopping by today, your kind comments are appreciated.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Coloured cardstock
  • ProMarkers - Midnight Blue, Cloud Blue, Pine, Forest Green, Lush Green, Emerald, Holly, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Yellow, Poppy, Caramel, Mandarin, Raw Sienna, Saddle Brown, Lipstick Red & Crimson
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Glitter gel pen
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Crafts Galore Encore - #105 ATG
  2. I♥Promarkers - #523 ATG/Add a Sentiment
  3. Crafter's Cafe - #291 Use Dies And/Or Punches
  4. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #2247 ATG


Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Special Birthday Wishes at The Paper Shelter

Hello Crafty Peeps, 

We have a special challenge for you at The Paper Shelter this week as we are celebrating the birthday of Mickey Mouse.

First appearing on Steamboat Willie on the 18th November 1928, Mickey Mouse has remained a global favourite and become a legend in his own right. Undergoing some appearance changes over the years Mickey is still looking good for his years and his popularity never wanes! Did you know the first ever version of the lovable character was actually called Mortimer and only for Walt Disney’s wife Lillian did he get re-branded with his new moniker, Mickey 


So, in honour of this most famous mouse, we are asking you to create something using the colours Red, Black & White.

For my birthday card I have used 'Harlequin' as I think this image works perfectly with the colour scheme.  I have also added some yellow to represent the bright lights of the circus and because Mickey's buttons are yellow.



Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Coloured cardstock
  • Sentiment die
  • Gems
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1-3, Lipstick Red, Carmine, Red, Black, Cool Grey 5, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Yellow, Sunflower, Gold, Amber, Pumpkin, Baby Pink, Hot Pink, Soft Lime, Lemon, Buttercup, Canary & Primrose
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Monday, 14 November 2022

Christmas Cheer

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

The snow is falling and I'm sitting here with a hot cup of tea to warm me up! Figured why not make another Christmas card as it is starting to feel all wintery already.

This time I have used Power Poppy's 'Cup of Good Cheer' image, which I printed off ages ago and then never did anything with. I really must stop doing that.

I've gone for a pretty simple layered card again, as I usually do with Christmas cards. It's easier when there's lots to make and better for posting too!


I gave my cups and flasks a metallic look, then added some extra sparkle


Thank you for stopping by today. Your kind comments mean so much.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Black cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Chipboard Words & Stars
  • ProMarkers - Cool Grey 1-4, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Gold, Sunflower, Yellow, Burgundy, Poppy, Red, Lipstick Red, Pine, Forest Green, Burnt Sienna, Umber, Caramel, Sandstone, Champagne & Saddle Brown
  • Metallic gel pens
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Onyx Black
I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Friday, 11 November 2022

Sparkling Treats

Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's been ridiculously cold here this week, so I've been cozying up with hot chocolate and a blanket to keep warm.

Oh, and crafting of course!

I've had this fun image from Power Poppy (Cozy Candlelit Sips) for a little while, but just hadn't gotten around to using it with design team and other stuff I've been doing. It felt like the right time to bust it out though. 


It's never easy to get a good card photo as well as capturing the sparkles, so I made a quick video to show those!!


Products used:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Adhesive glitter paper
  • Gems
  • Sequins
  • Glitter Gel Pens
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • ProMarkers - Sandstone, Champagne, Yellow, Sunflower, Soft Lime, Gold, Umber, Chocolate, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Cocoa, Cardinal, Ruby, Saddle Brown, Spice, Ginger, Red, Lipstick red, Holly, Lush Green, Grass, Pine, Forest Green, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna, Poppy, Mandarin, Apricot, Raw Sienna, Prussian, Violet, Black, Petrol Blue, Marine, Meadow Green, Apple, Pastel Green, Tea Green & Primrose
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

A Delicious Christmas at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

Well didn't October just fly by!? We might now be looking forward to Thanksgiving (In USA) and Christmas and all the feasting those bring, so our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week is Something Yummy

I have used 'Christmas Candy Fairy' to make a fun gift tag.


I used traditional colours for the fairy and treats, and put her on a background of glittery felt.



Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Kraft card
  • Glitter felt
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Shimmer Dots
  • Tag die
  • Banner die
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Satin, Cardinal Red, Poppy, Red, Raw Sienna, Saddle Brown, Cocoa, Holly, Lush Green, Cool Grey 1-3, Grass, Black, Cool Grey 5, Gold, Apple, Meadow Green & Coral
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
I am entering my gift tag into the following challenges:


Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Witchcraft Shadow Box at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's time for a spooky challenge at The Paper Shelter as we are asking you to make something for Halloween or use Halloween Colours.

I have used 'Witchcraft' to make a fun shadowbox decoration for myself.


I went with both parts of the theme, and created a messy background using markers and Distress Inks


I can never resist some flowers!


Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
  • Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet
  • RIbbon
  • Assorted flowers
  • Gems
  • Resin dew drops
  • 3D bat stickers
  • ProMarkers - Lavender, Orchid, Pink Pearl, Tea Green, Blue Pearl, Wild Orchid, Lilac, Pastel Green, Amethyst, Mint Green, Warm Grey 1, Cinnamon, Caramel, Sandstone, Champagne, Black, Cool Grey 5, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Buttercup, Yellow, Sunflower, Gold, Cool Grey 1 + 2, Burnt Orange, Spice, Ginger, Apricot, Holly, Forest Green, Grass, Aubergine, Plum, Purple, Prussian, Violet, Firebrick, Burgundy, Poppy, Red, Burnt Sienna, Pear Green, Lime Green, Azure, Arctic Blue, Cool Aqua, Powder Blue & Apple
I am entering my shadow box into the following challenges:

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Fruity ATCs

Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's been a while since I made any ATCs so I decided to use the images from Power Poppy 'Cherries and Berries' set to make a few for their current challenge.

I have previously used the images together for a card, so I wanted to use them separately this time.




Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate your kind comments.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:

  • Sentiment stamps
  • Memento Dew Drop - Tuxedo Black
  • ProMarkers - 
    • Cherries - Poppy, Berry Red, Red, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Holly, Lush Green, Lemon, Soft Lime & Primrose
    • Blackberries - Forest Green, Lime Green, Prussian, Violet, Orchid, Pink Pearl, Lemon, Soft Lime & Primrose
    • Strawberries - Pine, Forest Green, Sandstone, Burgundy, Crimson, Red, Lipstick Red, Apple, Yellow, Cool Grey 1, Lemon, Soft Lime & Primrose
I am entering my ATCs into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Vintage Style at The Paper Shelter

 Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's time for another challenge at The Paper Shelter and this time we want you to get out those fun patterned papers - 3 Or More Patterned Papers to be precise!

I thought 'Vintage Amy' would be perfect for this, so I coloured her up to match some new papers that I just bought. It's good to use papers from a set if you want them to go together well!


I think these colours really suit her vintage vibe!


Instead of a sentiment, I embossed a 'postage stamp' onto one of the papers. I used a bit of Distress Ink blended over it so the details would stand out a bit more.


Please come and join in our challenge this week and remember, you can use any image but if you use a Paper Shelter image you are eligible for a higher value prize!


You can also share your creations over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}


Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Scrapbook.com Boho papers
  • Sequins
  • ProvoCraft postage stamp die & embossing folder
  • Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  • Ribbon
  • X-Cut circle die
  • ProMarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Almond, Olive Green, Moss, Pear Green, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Black, Cool Grey 5, Burnt Sienna, Pine, Forest Green, Cinnamon, Tan, Caramel, Sandstone, Spice, Ginger, Apricot & Chocolate
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Pumpkin Orange, Light Peach, Burnt Ochre, Goldenrod & Blush Pink
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Spun Gold
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

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