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/