Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Music and Dance With The Paper Shelter

Hi!!!!
Thanks for popping into my Blog.

I a sharing my design team card for The Paper Shelter with you today.
This weeks theme is Music and Dance.

I have used
Spirit of the Woods
I am not sure what is going on with my camera but IRL the colours on this card are a lot more vibrant.
I coloured the image with copic markers.
And since it is pretty clean and simple there isn't much more to tell you about it so I will talk about the white cardstock....
Until recently I always used Gina K brand cardstock, but then I ran out and decided to have a look at other options that weren't going to kill me in shipping.
I bought some papers that are specifically designed for alcohol markers from a few different shops here in NZ.
Then my friend Trace asked me if I had tried the Warehouse Stationary cheap stuff.
I said no so she sent me some, when I say some I am talking a pack of 250 sheets!
I better like it I thought, but if not it would be useful for card bases.....
Well I love it!!!!!
And at only $35 for 250 sheets it is an absolute bargain
I can get my blending as good as I can on expensive paper, and because of the price I don't freak out if I stuff up an image when I am stamping YAY
So yep there you have it, a bit of a tip there for you NZ marker chickies out there.

Thanks loads for dropping by 
Lou

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge Time

Hi!!!!
So pleased to have you here ;)
So today being the 5th, it is a new challenge over at Bizzy Bec's

For my card I have used a cute image from Whimsy Stamps called


Bec has loads of Whimsy Stamp images available in the store.  And they really are adorable so go and check them out.

I coloured my image with Copic alcohol markers.

Come and play along with our challenge.

Lou

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Scootin By on SGC Thursday

This fortnight at Southern Girls Challenge we would like to see stripes on your projects.
Our sponsor is Newton's Nook
They have very cute sets including sets that include Newton himself.
I have used a Newton set on my card...

I coloured him up with Copic Markers.
I used Bermuda Bay SU ink to stamp the sentiment.


I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies - Furrythings Go
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Moments of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Autumn/Fall Colours at The Paper Shelter

Team A is up over at The Paper Shelter and for our challenge we would like to see Autumn colours on your projects.
I  had a tough time choosing an image for this challenge as there are so many beautiful Autumn images to choose from in the shop.
However, I finally manged to narrow the choices down and then this cutey arrived in my inbox which decided it for me :)
The image is called A Fairytale's Autumn

I coloured this one up with my copic markers as I am going through seeing which ones need refilling at the moment which is an ok job as it means I get to colour ;)
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Fall Goes
EllieBell's Corner - Signs of Autumn
Lil Red Wagon - Falling Leaves
Sisterhood of Crafters - Autumn
That's Crafty Challenge - Autumn

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Rainbow Unicorn Wishes with Bizzy Bec's

Hi I am here today with a quick, easy and super cute birthday card to share.

I stamped my unicorn, from Stamping Bella Set of Unicorns, onto Spectrum Noir White cardstock ad coloured her using copic markers.

I then fussy cut her out and set aside

Next I cut a piece of Spectrum Noir white cardstock to 13x8cm.
I then mounted my sentiment from Avery Elle Big Greetings to my stamp block.
To get the rainbow I gently rolled each part of  stamp onto my different coloured dye ink pads, making sure to blend the edge of the last colour into the new colour.
I then huffed on it as it takes a little time and I wanted it to still be wet.
I centered the sentiment and stamped.
This is the first time I have tried this and it turned out pretty well.
I have since re-inked my red ink pad.
I then stamped the small stars around the sentiment and adhered my unicorn.


I hope you will try this rainbow effect for yourselves as it is a lot of fun.

Thanks for stopping by
Lou

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes clean and simple
Always Fun Challenge - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Papernest Dolls - Anything Goes


Thursday, 30 August 2018

Back to School with The Paper Shelter

Hi, it is time for Team A's challenge at The Paper Shelter.
This week our theme is Back To School.
I am assuming that up there in the Northern Hemisphere it must be time to head back after the Summer holidays.  Here we are only just heading into Spring so our summer break is still quite a way off.

For the challenge I have used...
I have been wanting to use this image for ages as it reminds me so much of the morning ritual here at home 




I have coloured the image with Promarkers and the papers are from My Minds Eye.


As always our sponsors for this Challenge are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a really fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their store

The $30 will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an Image, Paper or Printable. However, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so I'm sure you will agree that its still worth taking part in our Challenges. So many more of you are actually using The Paper Shelter items in your creations so a lot more winners are now winning the whole $30 to spend. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Punches and Dies With The Paper Shelter

This week at The Paper Shelter we are back from our break with a new challenge.
For this one we would like to see punches and or dies used on your projects.

I have used Cute Bike



My image is coloured with Copic Markers.
The sequins are Milkshake Mix available through my facebook page

Thanks loads for visiting my blog :)
Lou

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Summer Break at The Paper Shelter

 This fortnight at The Paper Shelter Challenge we are on a break so the challenge is running for 2 weeks.
The theme is Anything Goes.
For my card I used The Butterfly Whisperer

The sequins are one of my specialty mixes available from PUNKNSCRAP
Come and check out all the mixes available



Thanks loads for dropping by
Lou 

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Holiday Time with The Paper Shelter

This week at the Paper Shelter it is HOLIDAY TIME,  well not quite, in 2 weeks we get a break BUT this week Holiday time is our theme.

For my card I used Adorable Spring Piglet
I had to use the pre-coloured image as we have had SOOOOO much going on here.


But I know I will be forgiven as Veronica just just a gorgeous job of digitally colouring them.

Be sure to come an play along with our challenge.
Lou

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Anything Goes at Bizzy Becs

Time for a new monthly challenge over at the Bizzy Becs blog.
Join in and you could win 5 digis of your choice from the store.
Along with the cool new digis Becs also has a HUGE range of stamps and die suppliers to get goodies from.
One of those manufacturers is Whimsy Stamps.
I love Whimsy Stamps, they have such awesome artists including Sylvia Zet, Marina Fedotova and Crissy Armstrong.  Along with loads of other great artists.

For my card I have used Flower Fairy by Marina Fedotova

Coloured with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils
Accents Liquid Pearls
Diecut background from silhouette
Papers 6x6 Crate Paper Heart Day

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Lou




Thursday, 31 May 2018

Flower Power at The Paper Shelter

This weeks challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge is Flower Plower.
We want to see lots and lots of flowers on your projects and if you use a TPS image you will go in the draw to win a $30 TPS voucher.

For my card I have used HAPPY
She is so cute....


I coloured the image with copic markers.
The sentiment die is from MFT and the fence and clouds are Lawn Fawn.
The flowers are from wild orchid crafts.
Cardstock is American Crafts and the patterned paper is from Fancy Free 12x12 paper pad.

Thanks so much for popping by my blog
Lou

I would like to join the following challenges......
Fab n Funky - for a child
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pearls and Lace with The Paper Shelter

Hi, teams As week over at The Paper Shelter Challenge
This challenge we would love to see Lace and Pearls on your projects.
For my card I have used Wrapped In Cotton Wool as my image.
I coloured her with copic markers and fussy cut the image.
I used foam tape to pop her up from the watercoloured background.
I have sewn my lace to the background and used sticky backed pearls.

As always our sponsors for this Challenge are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a really fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their store


This will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an Image, Paper or Printable. However, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so I'm sure you will agree that its still worth taking part in our Challenges. So many more of you are actually using The Paper Shelter  in your creations so a lot more winners are now winning the whole $30 to spend.  You can enter up to three projects but one of these must carry one of our products please, its only fair. 

Thanks loads for popping by,
Louise

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Love Is In The Air At The Paper Shelter

This weeks challenge theme at the Paper Shelter is Love is in the air.
We want to see projects filled to the brim with adoration and devotion.

I just loved the new image "Lunch on Wheels" and thought it would be fantastic for an anniversary card for my husband.
So I turned the image characters into "us".
Hubby loved it!


As always our sponsors for this Challenge are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a really fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their store


I know that you have heard this before, but this will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an Image, Paper or Printable. However, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so I'm sure you will agree that its still worth taking part in our Challenges. So many more of you are actually using The Paper Shelter  in your creations so a lot more winners are now winning the whole $30 to spend.  You can enter up to three projects but one of these must carry one of our products please, its only fair. 


Thanks for dropping by
Lou

Friday, 20 April 2018

Birthday Card with The Paper Shelter

Hi :)
This week at The Paper Shelter our theme is birthday cards.
I chose this mage as it is what I dream of my birthday being like, relaxing with a good book.
The image is called Hammock Days



I coloured her up with copic markers.
The flowers and palm tree were cut on my silhouette cutter.


As always our sponsors for this Challenge are The Paper Shelter and they are offering a really fabulous prize of $30 to spend at their store


I know that you have heard this before, but this will only be given if you have used one of our products on your card which could be either an Image, Paper or Printable. However, even if you haven't used an item from The Paper Shelter and you are picked as a winner you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice so I'm sure you will agree that its still worth taking part in our Challenges. So many more of you are actually using The Paper Shelter items in your creations so a lot more winners are now winning the whole $30 to spend.  You can enter up to three projects but one of these must carry one of our products please, its only fair. 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges...
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything Goes with flowers
Make My Monday - In The Garden 
Digi Chooseday Challenge - Anything Goes

Triple F Challenge at SGC

This fortnight iis Team Lou's challenge at Southern Girls and we would love to see Fairies, Flowers and/or Fantasy on your projects.

This is my card and I chose to use a fairy.....


I a so not in love with my background o the image but I was at the end of it after a whole day crafting and just wanted to get it done.  Love the fairy though ;)

Our 2 super fantastic sponsors are....
Hannahlynn Art (I used an image from the store called Bookworm Fairy)

And

who have some totally awesome stampsets in their store so be sure to click the logo to check out the store.


I would like to enter the following challenges....
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
FabnFunky - Fairy Tales or Fantasy
Frilly and Funky - Elegant Jewels
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Craftaholics - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The Paper Shelter Girl Power Challenge

Hi!!!!!
Hope everyone had a super wonderful Easter break and got to celebrate with your loved ones.

This week our theme at The Paper Shelter Challenge is Girl Power.
My daughter is all bout the girl power having 3 brothers, she certainly holds her own and is a feisty little thing.
So this card is for her, she loves cats and the image is called Loves Cats so makes a lot of sense really.


Remember to drop by and join in the challenge and if you use a TPS image you could win a $30 voucher for the store.

Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. Nice and easy to play along, right? 

You can enter our challenges up to three times, but at least one of your creations needs to have a TPS image on it.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Easter Wishes With The Paper Shelter

Hi, this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge
or theme is EASTER.

There are so many fantastic Easter images in the shop it was hard to pick just one to use for the challenge.

I ended up choosing Charmy Bunny after much deliberation.
I did fully intend to colour up the image unfortunately I have had a pretty horrendous couple of weeks with one thing and another so ended up using the lovely pre coloured image.


Remember to drop by and join in the challenge and if you use a TPS image you could win a $30 voucher for the store.
Playing with another brand gives you the chance of winning 3 digis of your choice. Nice and easy to play along, right? You can enter our challenges up to three times, but at least one of your creations needs to have a TPS image on it.

Thanks for visiting
Lou

Friday, 9 March 2018

Let It Be Spring With the Paper Shelter

Time for Team A's challenge over at the paper shelter challenge blog and this week it is all about Spring.
Despite the fact we have had 156mm of rain in 48 hours I manages to embrace spring on my card.
I have used The Sweet Gardener on my card.
She was one of my first TPS images and I still love her.


I have used loads of spring coloured papers to match the theme.
I coloured my image with copic markers.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the grass die is from Bizzy Becs.

Thanks loads for dropping by and I hope you will come and play along at the challenge with us.
Lou

Alphabet Challenge - Y for your choice
Brown Sugar Challenge - Spring or Easter
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - In The Garden

Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Paper Shelter - Things That Fly

Hi, this week over at The Paper Shelter Challenge we want to see things that fly on your projects.

I have used THE AVIATOR


Thanks so much for dropping by
Lou