Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Challenge #357 - Music or Dance - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers I dont know about you but these dark morning and evening I dont like at all, here in the UK its only a matter of weeks before we have to put the clocks back so it makes the mornings lighter and the days shorter and Im not looking forward to that.
Anyway this weeks theme over on The Paper Shelter is all about


Music or Dance

Im sure like myself when your on the computer you either listen to Audible books or Music I love both so this is what the theme is all about and also Dance Im not so good at that but I love to watch skaters dancing on ice but then the choice of theme is up to you.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
For my own card I chose this little lady
This is "A very Special Band" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I use a rectangle die from Spellbinders and a fancy one for the blue mount.
The sentiment was one from my computer and then I printed it and mounted it also onto blue card. The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card and the backing paper I have used is also from the same design set as the image and you will find it here. 
I then wrapped a piece of lace around the middle and the mounted image on top, the sentiment is down in the right hand corner. To finish of I have used several musical embellishment down the right hand side.
Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Music or Dance" Challenge. 
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:
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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Challenge #228 - Halloween or Halloween Colours - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters, today is a very sad day for me and the rest of the Pink Gem Design Team as this is our very last Challenge so this weeks theme is ideal for me to use it to get myself ready for Halloween and as I have several small grandchildren and great grandchildren to get cards made for so this is a ideal time to get them done and ready to post and I hope it is for you to, so the theme is

Halloween or Halloween Colours

and here is the choice of colours to pick from please

Unfortunately Janet Roberts of Pink Gem Designs has decided that this will be our last Challenge post and from now on she will be trading from her Etsy shop and this is


not only does she own the website Pink Gem Designs  but is also the designer and creator of our gorgeous images, so do go and visit her website and see for yourself what stunning and usable images, papers there are to buy.
For my own card I used one of Janets pre-designed cards and here is it.


This little lady is called "Halloween Chloe" and you will find her here as near to this design as I can find on her Etsy site. I printed her onto a stiff white card and then used the front and insert by placing these onto pieces of mauve card and then stuck them onto a base card.
The image in the center of the front was cut from another printed sheet and decoupaged up on top of the printed image already on the base card, I then chose a sentiment in fact I picked two and placed these also on to mauve card and stuck them in the two opposite corners at the top.
 Now that youv'e seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and you can see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in our  "Halloween or Halloween Colours" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 



Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Challenge #355 - Colours of Autumn/Fall - The Paper Shelter Challenge

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I dont know about you but here in the UK we are already showing signs of Autumn and as I live in a huge Wooded Area on the border of Wales you can image what its beginning to look like, and of course the Wild Boar are enjoying the treats digging up the sides of the road to get to the juicy worms etc, and believe me they certainly do a lot of damage if they can get into playing fields of any kind, luckily where I live they haven't ventured as we are a bit to close to busy roads otherwise I would need some very strong fences to keep them out.
Anyway this weeks theme is all about


Colours of Autumn/Fall

and we would like to see you using any of the appropriate colours on your card please.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
Over at The Paper Shelter website they have some really beautiful Autumn/Fall images and for my own choice I picked this one


This beautiful image is called "Autumn Beauty" and you will find her here, and I so agree she is a beauty, I printed her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a square die to cut her out, and a larger one for the mount out of orange card. I also put some glitter on her wings.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same orange card, and the backing paper I used was from the same design set as the image and you find her here. On top of this I placed my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment was printed from one I googled on line and then mounted also onto a piece of orange card which was then placed in the bottom right hand corner.
After I had done this I diecut a load of leaves and placed around the mounted image and the final flourish are the leave and nut buttons which were placed in between the diecut leaves.
Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Colours of Autumn/Fall" Challenge. 

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Challenge #227 - A Card for the Girls or Ladies - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters this fortnights theme is all about creating a card for

Girls or Ladies

Im sure like me you are no doubt always creating cards for these in your family and friends and as usual we are being sponsored by Janet Roberts who
not only owns the website Pink Gem Designs but is also the designer and creator of our gorgeous images, so do go and visit her website and see for yourself what stunning and usable images, papers there are to buy.
For my own card I used this sweetheart


I decided this was a ideal image for one of my granddaughters as they are now well into their teens or at least the older ones are, this is titled "Emma in Torn Jeans" and you will find her here.
I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her afterwards I used my rectangle die to cut her out and then used a fancy one for the mount out of pink card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is a pink card and the papers I have used is from "Micro Dots" and you will find it here. I printed three of the papers in pink, yellow and blue, I used a punch along each of the edges and placed them onto the mount, then used a ribbon around the whole card on the left hand side and attached it to the back.
I then placed my mounted image towards the top left and stamped a sentiment and mounted this also on a smaller fancy diecut and placed it in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used some nuvo drops down the right hand side.
Now that youv'e seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and you can see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in our  "A Card for Girls/Ladies" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Challenge #353 - Embossing of any kind - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks theme over on our Challenge site is to use

Embossing of any kind

and this can mean it can be a embossing folder or embossing powder so you have at least two ways of using this them Im sure you can find some more.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
For my card I used this sweet image
and this titled "Drizzle" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her.
Afterwards I cut her out completely and then used another piece of white card and ran it through a raindrops embossing folder and matted this onto a piece of brown card, after this I place my cut out image on top.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount again from from card and the backing paper is from the same set as the image and you will find it here. 
I then placed a stamped sentiment onto a another piece of brown card and placed it in the bottom right hand corner and my mounted image towards the top left hand corner.
 Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Embossing of any kind" Challenge.

This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Challenge #226 - Anniversary/Wedding/Engagement - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters, wow that month has certainly flown by over on the Pink Gem Designs Challenge page and we start the Autumn term with a brand new theme and that is

Anniversary/Wedding/Engagement

this means we want to see a card that will use one of these themes please.
The Challenge is being hosted by Janet Roberts who
not only owns the website Pink Gem Designs but is also the designer and creator of our gorgeous images, so do go and visit her website and see for yourself what stunning and usable images, papers there are to buy.
And here is the card I created for this theme


for my card I used the Printable "Wedding Day" and you will find it here. I printed the images onto white card the the outer sheet was mounted onto a card base and the insert to the inside.
I then cut the images out and mounted them with glue gel to decoupage them, or in other words to give them depth.
Now that youv'e seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and you can see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in our  "Anniversary/Wedding/Engagement" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Challenge #351 - Back to School - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge is hopefully going to help you get those cards ready to give your little people in your life, I have 2 great grandsons starting back to School and Nursery this September and felt my card was ideal for them, so the theme is

Back to School

I hope you like what Ive created for you.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
For my own Card I used this fabulous image for one of my great grandsons


This little chap is titled "In the Class" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card and then coloured him with my copic pens, I then used a circle die to cut him out and a larger red one to mount him on.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is again the same red card as used before, and the backing paper is also from the same design set and the image and you will find it here.
I placed the mounted image in the center as shown in the photo and the sentiment was from my google search and this was mounted in the same way as the image and placed in the bottom right hand corner, and to finish of I have used three buttons down the edge.
 Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Back to School" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Challenge #349 - Punches and Dies - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I hope that you enjoyed our last Challenge and welcome back to our usual one which means we shall be leaving you comments again. This weeks theme is all about using
Punches and Dies

so we shall expect to see either of these used on your cards.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
For my own Card I used this fabulous image for one of my many grandsons


my eldest grandson and his two little boys love motorbikes so this is just idea for them, this is "Motor Mechanic" and you will find him here, I printed him on to white card then coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I used one of my rectangle dies to cut him out and then mounted him onto a larger rectangle out of black card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same black card and the backing paper is also from the same "Motor Mechanic" design set and you will find it here. I then took a piece of orange card and a border punch and punched it all down one edge and place this on the left hand side of my main card.
On top of this I have placed my mounted image with a stamped sentiment below, which has also been mounted onto black card. To finish of I used a motorbike die to cut out the diecut and a spanner which have both been stuck along the bottom of my card.
 Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Punches and Dies" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Challenge #225 - Breast Cancer Awareness use PINK - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters, this is our very Special Summer Break Challenge

Breast Cancer Awareness use PINK
And its going to last a month, and we shall not be commenting on your entries, its to give the Design Team a chance to spend some quality time with their families. And the next Challenge we will hold will be on September 1st.
The Challenge is being hosted by Janet Roberts who

not only owns the website Pink Gem Designs but is also the designer and creator of our gorgeous images, so do go and visit her website and see for yourself what stunning and usable images, papers there are to buy.
And to create my card I used this little lady.


This is Ballerina Chloe and you will find her here, she is a printed card which I have printed in layers then cut her out and decoupaged up as shown in the photo.
I then created a card with not only the outside paper but you also get a insert to which was like the outside mounted onto pink card.
To finish of I placed my decoupaged Chloe in the middle and in the top right hand corner I have stuck the sentiment with a pink ribbon behind it.
Now that youv'e seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and you can see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in our  "Breast Awareness use Pink" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Summer Break Challenge - Anything Goes - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter is our Summer Break one, which means that both Design Teams will be taking part and its going to last 2 weeks and for this it will be a

Anything Goes

one which also means that we wont be leaving any comments on your cards, this is to allow the girls to spend some quality time with their families, I sincerely hope you appreciate this, we shall also be back again to normal for our August 15th Challenge.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
For my own card I created this one
this little lady is called "Coconut" and you will find her here. I printed onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens and cut her out with my Circular die and cut a fancy one out of orange card to mount her on.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white  card with a first mount out of the same orange card and the backing paper is also from the same design set "Coconut" and you will find it here. Then I used several Joy/Marianne dies to create the diecuts and placed them around the mounted image which has been placed in the center. The sentiment is also from my stash which was then stamped and placed onto a piece of orange and yellow card and placed in the bottom right hand corner.
Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Summer Break Anything Goes" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Challenge #224 - Summer Time/Holidays - Pink Gem Challenges

Good Morning Gemsters, only a week away before most of the Schools start to break up for the long Summer holidays so this weeks theme for Pink Gem Challenges is

Summer Time / Holidays

and Janet has created some really fabulous images for you to use so do pay a visit to her website and see for yourself
who not only owns the website Pink Gem Designs but is also the designer and creator of our gorgeous images, so do go and visit her website and see for yourself what stunning and usable images, papers there are to buy.
And to create my card I used this Andy with his little friend.


For this design I have used "Andy with a Frog" and you will find him here, and I printed him onto white card before colouring him with my copic pens, afterwards I cut him out completely ready to stick him to the main card.
This was created with a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and for the first mount I have used blue card and the backing paper is also from Pink Gem Designs and you will find it here and the umbrella and fence here.
This were them laid as shown in the photo and my image was stuck towards the right in the water, to finish of I have stamped a sentiment from my stash and mounted this also onto blue card and placed two ship buttons on the water line.
Now that you've seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and you can see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in our "Summer Time/Holidays" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 
 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Challenge #347 - Holiday Time - The Paper Shelter Challenges

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, its only a couple of weeks now till we host our Summer Challenge Break so to start this years holiday cards this weeks theme is

Holiday Time

and I hope you like my first themed card I sincerely hope it gets you in the mood.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
So without further ado here is the card I made for this weeks theme:-

This gorgeous image is titled "I wish I was there", and you will find it here, I printed her onto white card which I then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I cut her out with a rectangle Nestabilitie Die and cut a larger one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is a white 6.50"x 6.50" one with a first mount out of blue card, the backing paper is also from the same design set and you will find it here. I placed this on top of the first mount and then placed my mounted image in the center and the stamped sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. 
To finish of I have used several themed buttons down the right hand side.
Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Holiday Time" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Challenge #223 - Teddy Bears - Pink Gem Challenges

This weeks Challenge is all about that special friend our "Teddy Bears" and for me this is just fabulous as I love to collect them and I'm not going to let you know how many I have but all I can say is my cupboard is over flowing and I'm always careful when opening the doors.
So the theme is

Teddy Bears

and as I have 3 great grandsons my card I feel will be just right for any one of them.
 
who not only owns the website Pink Gem Designs but is also the designer and creator of our gorgeous images, so do go and visit her website and see for yourself what stunning and usable images, papers there are to buy.
And to create my card I used this little bear,


This Football Teddy and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used a rectangle Nestabilitie to cut him out and a larger one our of green card to mount him with. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been stamped and mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of the same green card and she the image, and then on top I have used one of the background papers also from Pink Gem Designs and you will find it here. I then placed my mounted image towards the left with my sentiment down in the bottom right hand corner, to finish of I have used embellishment down the side of the card.
I just realized that I posted the wrong card last month so I do apologize this is the right one for this month.
Now that youv'e seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot and you can see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you will take part in our "Teddy Bears" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Challenge #345 - Going Digital - The Paper Shelter Challenges

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well I hope you've been enjoying watching the World Cup, not thats its my sort of thing and luckily my hubby's not into it either thank goodness, though a lot of he likes to watch really isn't my sort of thing either but we manage to sort out things we do both like to watch and spend a couple of hours in the afternoon catching up with those.
Anyway this weeks theme over on The Paper Shelter is

Going Digital

and being that I work mainly with digital images and this is what The Paper Shelter is all about I have lots of images to choose from and I hope you enjoy seeing the one I actually chose for my card.
 And you will find beautiful images over at The Paper Shelter and there's lot to choose from to. 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 don't forget they will only give you the whole amount if you have used one of their images on your card but don't worry if you haven't, they will still give you 3 digi images or your own choice if you are picked as a winner.
And here is the card I created:-
This little lady is called "Retro Chic" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her afterwards I used one of my Nestabilitie Dies to cut her out and a larger one out of orange card for the mount. The sentiment was stamped and created in the same way.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of orange card and the backing paper that came with the image and you will find it here. On top of this I place a circular doily and then placed my mounted image in the center with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
To finish of I have used several nuvo drops around the image and in the top right and bottom left hand corners.
 Now that you've 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 hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Going Digital" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-