Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #308 - Layers, a bunch of them


This week I chose the Cute Dressmaker digital stamp. I coloured her in with Copics.  In line with the theme of layers, and bunches of them, I added layers of different papers which remind me of plaids and polka dot printed fabrics.  The background paper is from the stunning DCWV Lace and Linen paper pack which has a 3D look.  I distressed the edges of the papers by tearing them using a patterned ruler and adding Antique Linen distress ink.  I also used a corner embossing punch on the image. I have added some sewing themed buttons and lace flowers. I cut one lace flower and used the petals as leaves and a variety of other flowers and sticky pearls.  My sentiment is part of the Kaiser Craft Birthday stamp set.  I tried my hand at some Metallique Alchemy Art on the laser cut sewing machine and dressform and they turned out quite nice.


Close up shots of the button embellishments and dressform


Close up shot of the Metallique Alchemy Art sewing machine and flowers



This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter with an amazing prize of a $30 gift certificate provided you use one of their products on your card. You could use a digital stamp, paper or a printable image and there is a huge selection to choose from on their website. If you don’t use a Paper Shelter product you could still win 3 images of your choice. 


Be sure to pop over to The Paper Shelter blog challenge and look at the inspirational cardposted by the other members of the design team and the entries. 

Thanks for popping by to my blog and hope to see you again!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 39: Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1736: Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge #70: Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Week 36: Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #306 - Pearls, gems and/or enamel dots



I used the stylish Executive Woman digital stamp on my card, coloured her with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to her glasses and cell phone. I cut her out on a Nesties die and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz distress ink. The sentiment is attached to a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die called Ornamental Tags Two. My papers are from the Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage Collection. I have added a few random pearls and gems and a pearl flourish.  I have used flowers by 49 and Market.  They have such a stunning collection.


A close up shot of the flowers

A close up shot of the sentiment and die


A close up shot of the beautiful papers and digital stamp

This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter with an amazing prize of a $30 gift certificate provided you use one of their products on your card. You could use a digital stamp, paper or a printable image and there is a huge selection to choose from on their website. If you don’t use a Paper Shelter product you could still win 3 images of your choice. 


Be sure to pop over to The Paper Shelter blog challenge and look at the inspirational cardposted by the other members of the design team and the entries. 

Thanks for popping by to my blog and hope to see you again!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge #162: Fave Colour Combo (pinks with anything!)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #64: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #202: Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #304 - Blooming Times


I used the stunning Paper Shelter Magical Light digital stamp. I coloured her with copics and added some Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents to the light.  My papers are from the Prima Tales of You & Me paper pack and distressed the edges using Tattered Rose distress ink. I used a Martha Stewart border punch to match the design on the papers. I added a doily which. My blooming flowers are by Kaiser Craft and my sentiment is part of a Theresa Collins pack to which I added a metal frame with brads. The beautiful lace is from my recent trip to Australia visiting the most fabulous craft store in Brisbane called Bella Paperie.


Some close up shots of the papers, flowers and doily


The sentiment and metal frame


This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter with an amazing prize of a $30 gift certificate provided you use one of their products on your card. You could use a digital stamp, paper or a printable image and there is a huge selection to choose from on their website. If you don’t use a Paper Shelter product you could still win 3 images of your choice. 


Be sure to pop over to The Paper Shelter blog challenge and look at the inspirational cardposted by the other members of the design team.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 30: Anything Goes

Top 3 Badge

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #63: Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 43: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #200: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #135: Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge 8th August: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #347: Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Paper Shelter Summer Break 2 week challenge - Anything Goes


I have been wanting to try my hand at darker skin tones for some time now and decided to use the beautiful Josephine digital stamp. I coloured her with copics. The background paper is Heartfelt Creations from the Daphne collection. This paper is so gorgeous! I didn't want to add too many embellishments, so I just added some peach and silver trim on top, a beautiful big bow and a blend of colourful roses.

A close up of the bow and flowers

The beautiful Josephine

This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter with an amazing prize of a $30 gift certificate provided you use one of their products on your card. You could use a digital stamp, paper or a printable image and there is a huge selection to choose from on their website. If you don’t use a Paper Shelter product you could still win 3 images of your choice. 


Be sure to pop over to The Paper Shelter blog challenge and look at the inspirational cardposted by the members of the design team.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #302 - Dies and/or Punches


I went for a sepia look on my card this week. I used the stamp Vintage Seamstress. She is coloured with Copics. I used a die for the shape of the card and added ribbon and lace through the spaces. I used a Martha Stewart border punch above and below the image. I stamped the edges of the image with a zigzag stitch stamp. The corner heart and buttons stamp and the sentiment are part of a stamp set. My papers are from DCWV Linen and Lace paper pack. The bottom embellishments are buttons and I have added a variety of flowers and smaller buttons to finish it off.

Some close up shots of my embellishments...

  

And my punched edge...


 

This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter with an amazing prize of a $30 gift certificate provided you use one of their products on your card. You could use a digital stamp, paper or a printable image and there is a huge selection to choose from on their website. If you don’t use a Paper Shelter product you could still win 3 images of your choice. 


Be sure to pop over to The Paper Shelter blog challenge and look at the inspirational cardposted by the other members of the design team.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #300 - Summer Birthday




I used the Charming Spring Girl digital stamp and coloured her with Copics. I cut her out on a Spellbinders die called. The doily is cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I have distressed the edges of the doily and die with Antique Ink distress ink. My papers are from Scrapberry's Photo Archive and Bo Bunny Serenade Collection. I used a pansy Martha Stewart border punch. The sentiment stamp is from LOTV. I used a variety of flowers and a pearl flourish to keep by multifold card in a standing position. The corner resin is coloured with Art Alchemy metallique waxes.


A close up shot of my sentiment and background dies by Spellbinders and flowers


The Martha Stewart border punch

This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter with an amazing prize of a $30 gift certificate provided you use one of their products on your card. You could use a digital stamp, paper or a printable image and there is a huge selection to choose from on their website. If you don’t use a Paper Shelter product you could still win 3 images of your choice. 



Be sure to pop over to The Paper Shelter blog and look at the inspirational cardposted by the other members of the design team.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #298 - Tie a Bow


I have used Vintage Teacher digital stamp. I coloured her with Copics. My papers are from the Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret collection. I labelled my filing drawers using the Prima Press alphabet stamp set. My favourite ribbon to tie bows these days is using seam binding from The Ribbon Girl. My embellishments are from Dress it Up and local craft shop goodies, some swirly pearl flourishes, a clock charm and flowers.  I've also used a corner swirl cut on the Cameo, and some die cut leaves.

A close up of my filing drawers


Thank you to all the wonderful teachers who make such a huge impact on our kids' lives.
We appreciate you!

This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter with an amazing prize of a $30 gift certificate provided you use one of their products on your card. You could use a digital stamp, paper or a printable image and there is a huge selection to choose from on their website. If you don’t use a Paper Shelter product you could still win 3 images of your choice. 



Be sure to pop over to The Paper Shelter blog challenge and look at the inspirational cardposted by the other members of the design team.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #37: Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 28: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #192: Anything Goes