Saturday, 20 January 2018

Challenge #211 - Cool in Blue - Pink Gem Designs

Good Morning Gemsters, Pink Gem Designs has changed its format slightly and we have only one Design Team and I missed their first Challenge of the Year as I was having my cataract done I do hope that you did manage a visit to the Challenge Blogspot to take part in their "Happy Anything", anyway the theme for this Challenge is

Cool in Blue

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 here is the card I created.


This is "Andy on a Snowboard" and you will find it here, I printed it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie rectangle die to cut it out, afterwards I created a mount out of blue card and layered them up as show in the photo.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is the same blue die and I have used two papers from the "Snowflakes" and you will find them here.  One of them is the background on top I have used the Martha Stewart border and corner punches and layered it on to of one another. 
I then placed the mounted image in the center towards the top and below I stamps the sentiment "Let if Snow", also for the last embellishment I have punched a snowflakes and layered them up I also used glitter on the end of them and on the actual image.
Now that you've 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 "Cool in Blue" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Challenge #321 - New Beginnings - The Paper Shelter

Happy New Year Paper Shelter Followers, can you believe we are already well into January, I sincerely hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are now ready to start creating new cards for 2018, and for me I am hoping that by now I am recovering from my second Cataract Operation and not for yet another cancelled appointment, will keep you updated on that one. Good News I had my eye operation on Saturday 6th, and although its still a bit sore and bloodshot its recovering well.
Anyway for this first Challenge we are picking I feel is a ideal theme as my second eldest grandson and his wife have just become 1st time parents and  the little chap arrived on January 1st and he is my third great grandson, yes it is a boy and I was rather hoping for a little girl but maybe in time I will get my wish, and this is why the theme I have picked is

New Beginnings

This can be anything in your life which is a new start perhaps a baby, new house etc but we will leave that choice up to you.
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 card Im hoping it will be appropriate for my new great grandson what do  you think?


This little chap is titled "Boy with his Toys" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card before colouring him with my copic pens, afterwards I used one of the Nestabilitie Labels to cut him out and then used a ink brush around the edge. I then used a fancy one for the mount out of blue card, then sentiment is also using the same die set and the sentiment was stamped onto the small one which was cut out of white card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first layer out of pink card, the backing paper is also from the same set as the image and you will find it here. On top of this I placed my mounted image in the center and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
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 "New Beginnings" into our  Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Winner from the comments on my Card for The Paper Shelter Blog Hop

I can now announce my winner of the comments left on my card which I entered in The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and that person is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
14
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If you now return to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot you will be able to fill the request form at the top of the blog to claim your Free Image. 
Congratulations on winning my free image.
 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas Break Challenge - Anything Goes - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well I do so hope that you enjoyed our Blog Hop I will be announcing my image winner as soon as Im able but it will be in a separate post but I do want to thank you all for taking part I know the Design Teams certainly loved taking part.
Todays Challenge is our last one for this year and both the Design Teams will be taking part, our 1st Challenge after this will be in the New Year on January 10th, so I want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and I hope you thoroughly enjoy it as we wont be leaving any comments on the entries for this Challenge as its only fair that the Design Teams have a chance to be with their families and not worry with commenting on the entries.
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 image is titled "The Santa Family Selfie" and you will find it here, I printed the image onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I cut it out with the Nestabilite die and used a larger one for the mount out of Red Card.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card and Ive used the backing paper from the image set and you will find here, and this was also mounted onto a piece of the same dark red card. I then placed a large red bow in the top left hand corner and on top I have placed a poinsettia flower. To finish of I have used some nuvo drops in the two opposite corners.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the Design Teams have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Anything Goes" Challenge.
We will be back on January 10th, so have a wonderful Christmas.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes - Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot.

Good Morning Gemsters, this will be our last Challenge for Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot until the New Year and we wont be commenting on your cards as it gives us time to spent with the family so I hope you understand and we want to wish you and everyone a very Happy Christmas.
Anyway the theme over on the Pink Gem Designs Challenge Blogspot is


Anything Goes 
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 here is the card I created for it, it reminds me of the Conga 


This merry bunch of snowman are titled "Snowman Trio" and you will find them here, I printed the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour them, afterwards I cut them out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto a piece of blue card. The sentiment is a stamp from my stash and has been treated in the same way as the image, but before I mounted both of the I have stuck glitter all around the edge to make it feel more snowy.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the papers I have used are from the "Small Snowflake" digi paper set and you will find them here, then around one end I have wrapped a piece of ribbon and attach it to the back of my first mount. The image was then placed towards the top with the sentiment below in the right hand corner.
Now that youve 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 very talented design Teams have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in our Anything Goes Challenge.
We will be back with a new Challenge on 6th January with a brand new Challenge, so I want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a brilliant New Year.
This Card will be entered in the following Challenges:- 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blog Hop - Birthday / Celebrations - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well do you know Marie and I have been with The Paper Shelter for 7 years now, and we do so love being part of their stunning work and running the Design Teams, and so now this Blog Hop is our way and the Design Teams way of thanking them both for giving us their beautiful and stunning Images, Papers and Printables to play with so now I hope you thoroughly enjoy taking your part in our Birthday and Celebrations Challenge and Blog Hop, though its not necessary for you to take part in the Blog Hop if you either don't have the time or don't wish to, but by leaving a comment on my own card you stand a chance of being picked to win one of The Paper Shelter Images that each of the Design Team have to offer as a prize.

So now to launch this Blog Hop here we go:-

Good Morning fellow crafter's and welcome to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 7th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.
 
 

The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know will be extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot as you can see Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from their Website and each blog in the hop are offering one lucky commentor a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot
And here is the Card I have made for the theme
 
 
This little lady is titled "A Papercraft Fun" and you will find her here, I felt she was the ideal image to use and although I'm not the colouring of her I really felt she was just right I hope you agree. I printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie die to cut her out and a fancy one our of beige card with a fancy die as a mount.
The backing paper is also from the same design set as this image and you will that here, I then used a square doily on top and laid my mounted image in the center. To finish of I have tied a large pink bow and stuck it to the left side and down the right I have placed several sewing embellishments, and the last item with the sentiment which was created on my computer and printed and then mounted on top of yet another piece of beige card.

From here you will need to hop on over to Anna's Blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
 

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:-