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
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




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #296 - Make it Digital



I have used the new Dutch Girl digital stamp and coloured her with Copies and added Star Dust Stickles. The stunning background paper is from the Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose collection. I've used lots of flowers and used quite a few dies on this card:-

Marianne Design LR0236 (behind the image)
Poppy Crafts Fancy Doily
Poppy Crafts Ornate Labels #2 for the tags
Spellbinders Petite Labels One for the sentiment tag




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. You can enter three projects but at least one must have a Paper Shelter product.




Pop on over and see the design team cards for some inspiration!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Paper Shelter Challenge #294 - Stitching Faux or Real

It's time for a new weekly challenge at The Paper Shelter and this week the challenge is to use faux or real stitching.


I have used a printed image from The Paper Shelter called "I can fix". I normally use a digital stamp and colour it in but I decided to try the printed image this week and it is fabulous. You have to try it! I used a Prima stitching stamp around the edges of the image and the stitch-edge tag and distressed the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink and both were cut out with dies. My paper is from a Hot Off The Press paper pack called Floral Fantasy. The tool corner frame is a die called "Tool Corner" by Amy Design and "Mini Fanciful Flourish Left" by Cheery-Lynn Designs.

A few other pics show off the gorgeous flowers, brads, corner and lace bow.







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. You can enter three projects but at least one must have a Paper Shelter product.



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

I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful creations entered.

I will be entering my card into the following challenges this week:

Glitter n Sparkle #239 - For the ladies
Creatalicious #115 - Anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise #40 - Anything goes
Allsorts #415 - Ring an ring 'O Roses