Wednesday 21 February 2024

Santa In His Sleigh - The Paper Shelter

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...


It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Your Favourites.

Now here is my card 
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Sentiment: Spellbinders Charming Tag Sentiments Stamp. Dies: Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes Die and Altenew Once Upon Time Tree Die. Stamp: Altenew Snowing Stamp and Altenew Once Upon Time Stamp. Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. Couture Creations Christmas Green Pigment Ink. Embossing Powder: Altenew Pure White and Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes Winter.
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
Classic Design Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Christmas.
Passion For Markers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Dies and/or Punches.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Contemplating Butterflies - The Paper Shelter

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...


It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Hearts.

Now here is my card 
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Sentiment: Couture Creations Elegance Collection Sending Love Hotfoil Stamp and Die Set. Stencil: Tim Holtz Bricked Stencil. Die: Altenew Modern Deer Heart Die.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Worldwide Crafters Colorists Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Classic Design Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Love/Have a Heart.
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Valentine/Love and/or No Pictures.
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Valentine's.
Stencil Fun Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Love/Hearts.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge.  Theme:  Fun With Stencils.
Passion For Markers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Use Red and/or Hearts.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Peaches - The Paper Shelter

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...


It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Anything But A Square.

Now here is my Slimline Card 
using Peaches
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Sentiment: My Favorite Things Itty Bitty Gifting Stamp. Dies: Altenew Plum Blossoms Layering Die Set. Couture Creations Deck The Halls Hanging Bauble Tall Card Nesting Die Set. Stencil: Altenew Fine Tulle Stencil.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stencil Fun Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Classic Design Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Make My Monday Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Happy Birthday.
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Inkspirational Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Use Stencils.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Wednesday 20 December 2023

Ribbon Dance - The Paper Shelter

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...


It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Anything Goes

Now here is my card 
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Sentiment:  Altenew Happy Holidays Script Die SetStencil:  Tim Holtz Latticework. Distress Oxide Ink.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Feminine.
Morgan's Artworld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Classic Design Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
The Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crazy Is Our Fame - Stencils Is Our Game Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes (Stencil - Tim Holtz Latticework).
Passion For Markers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Add A Sentiment.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Thursday 7 December 2023

Slimline Card & Memory Keeping Orange Blossom - Reimagining Slim Line Cards Into Memory Keeping - AECP Level 3

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing with you my fifth and final completed Level 3 Classes card for the Altenew Academy Level 3 Classes - Reimagining Slim Line Cards into Memory Keeping. The course demonstrated how to create a stunning Slimline Card as a starting point for your Memory Keeping. 

After I completed Nathalie and Maryam's course I was so inspired to improve on and stretch myself in creating a Memory Keeping Layout using a Slimline Card as an example for motivation. I was so amazed by using the Altenew Dies, Inks and Stamps and thinking out of the box, you can create two beautiful projects which compliments each other. I think that is a win don't you?

For today's Slimline Card and Memory Keeping I used the beautiful Altenew Orange Blossom Die Set and Altenew Dotted Waves Cover Die with a few Card Techniques. 


Slimline Card

First I die-cut and embossed white cardstock with the Altenew Dotted Waves Cover Die and ink blend it using the Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye InkI love the pretty textured background I created for the Altenew Orange Blossom die-cuts.


Following on from this I die-cut white cardstock with the Altenew Orange Blossom Die Set and ink blend it with the Altenew Summer Afternoon Crisp Dye InkFrosted Foliage Fresh Dye Ink and Coffee Break Espresso Crisp Dye InkI adhered it onto the card panel using 3D Foam Dots.


I then added splatters using the Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set and Altenew Watercolor Fine Brush. I adhered it onto the card front using the Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape.


To finish I die-cut white and green mirror cardstock with the Altenew Envelope Liner Hello Die to create a shadow effect sentiment. I adhered it onto the card front using 3D foam dots and added some sequins.

Memory Keeping

I just had to use a photo of our adorable and cute furry child. She gives us so much love and joy and the Altenew Orange Blossom die-cuts just makes a beautiful frame around the picture.

First I die-cut and embossed white cardstock with the Altenew Dotted Waves Cover Die and ink blend it with the Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye InkI layered it onto cardstock and then onto white cardstock using the Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

Following on from this I die-cut cardstock with a circle die, layered the photo onto the cardstock and adhered it onto the ink embossed panel using the Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape.


I then die-cut white cardstock with the Altenew Orange Blossom Die Set and ink blend it with the Altenew Summer Afternoon Crisp Dye InkFrosted Foliage Fresh Dye Ink and Coffee Break Espresso Crisp Dye InkI adhered it onto the ink embossed panel using 3D Foam Dots.


Following on from this I added splatters using the Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set and Altenew Watercolor Fine Brush

I then die-cut white and green mirror cardstock using a sentiment die to create a shadow effect sentiment and adhered it on the ink embossed panel.


Following on from this I die-cut green mirror cardstock with the Altenew Modern Deer Heart Die, adhered it onto the ink embossed panel using 3D foam dots and added some sequins.

To finish I trimmed coloured and white cardstock and layered the ink embossed panel onto the cardstock using the Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I will share more of my projects from the AECP as I work my way through the courses so stay tuned for more cardmaking posts! 

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Thank you for visiting me and I hope you enjoyed how I created my Slimline Card and Memory Keeping. I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.

Anet x


I would like to enter the following challenges: 

Dream Valley Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafts Galore Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Critter Crazy Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's Artworld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Birthstone Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Turquoise.
Classic Design Challenge blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
The Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

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Wednesday 6 December 2023

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop - Motorcycle Mechanic

Hi Everyone and welcome to
in celebration of  The Paper Shelter's 13 Birthday


This will be a two week challenge with both teams taking part, and it is our way of thanking The Paper Shelter for sharing their wonderful images with us, and sponsoring our challenge.

The theme for this special challenge is:

Now here is my card 
using Motorcycle Mechanic.
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


For my card I used: Sentiment: Altenew Happy Pomegranates Stamp. Embossing Folder: Altenew Masonry Wall 3D Embossing Folder. Couture Creations Mid and Navy Blue Pigment Ink. Gold Embossing Powder.

If you arrived here from Tia's Blogthen you're heading in the right direction! If not, then you'll want to pop back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, because you do not want to miss out on this one. Both Design Teams are participating, showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelterand each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice, as well as the main prize, details of which are on the The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

From here you will need to hop on over to Kel's Blog.  Do not forget to leave your comment for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digi's available in store!

Hop!  Hop!  Hop!

Good luck! Hope you have enjoyed the Hop so far!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Birthday.
Dream Valley Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Crafts Galore Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's Artworld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Classic Design Challenge blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Navy Blue, White and Gold.
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Passion For Markers Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Add A Sentiment.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Merry Gnome Light & Happy Baby Deer - The Paper Shelter

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...


It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Colours Of Winter

Now here is my card 
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.


Sentiment: Couture Creations The Gift Of Giving Merry Christmas Die. Dies: Impression Obsession Scribble Circles. Find It Trading Poinsettia Corner. Sizzix Seasonal Flowers Framelits.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Beccy's Place Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Month Of Holiday Cards.
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Got To Be Christmas.
Christmas With The Cuties Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Something Die Cut.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog.  Theme: Festive Creatures.
Classic Design Challenge blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Christmas Goes.
Passion For Markers Challenge Blog.  Theme: Baby It's Cold Outside.
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes Christmas.
Double D Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Stripes and/or Dots.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x

Wednesday 15 November 2023

On Air! - The Paper Shelter

Hi Everyone, are you ready ...


It is time for a new challenge at Paper Shelter
and the theme is Fun Folds

Now here is my card 
using On Air!
Coloured with Copic Sketch Markers.



I decided to make a Z Fold Easel Card and found the inspiration on Lynn's Blog.

Z Fold Card Base:

First I trimmed cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it at the 11" side at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".  Accordion fold on the score lines to create the Z-fold section of the card.


Easel Card:

Following on from this I cut cardstock to 3 3/4" x 10" and score it at the 10" side at 5". Fold in half on the score line. Adhere the back of this folded card to the inside top section of the Z Fold Card Base.

I then cut cardstock twice to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and adhered the first panel onto the inside of the easel card.

Following on from this I die-cut with the Couture Creations Peaceful Peonies Tall Branches and Marianne Design Flower Set and adhered the die-cuts onto the inside the easel card.

I then embossed the second panel using the Altenew Inky Trellis Stencil and I think it just created a beautiful textured background.

Tip:
Just remember to use an embossing mat and the special sandwich for your die-cut machine in order to get the perfect embossing with the stencil.


Following on from this I ink blend the embossed panel using the Altenew Blue Mountains Alpine Fresh Dye Ink and adhered it onto the front of the easel card using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I then coloured the On Air! image with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, fussy-cut it and adhered it onto the card front using 3D foam dots.

Following on from this I die-cut with the Couture Creations Numeric Set and adhered it onto the card front.

To finish I cut cardstock to 3/4" x 2 1/2", stamped a sentiment and heat embossed it. I layered it onto the cardstock that measures 1" x 2 3/4" and adhered it onto the Z fold flap using 3D foam dots.

Our Sponsor The Paper Shelter are offering one lucky winner a fabulous gift certificate of $30. But, you must use a Paper Shelter product on your card or project. This could be a Paper Shelter Image, Paper or Printable. If you don't use a Paper Shelter product, you could still win 3 digi images of your own choice. So it really is a win win situation don't you think.


Make sure you go over to The Paper Shelter Shop and take a look at all the beautiful digital stamps.


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Love To Craft Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes/Optional Embossing Wet or Dry.
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Dots and or Stripes.
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.













Through The Purple Haze Challenge Blog.  Theme:  Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting me, I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a lovely comment.


Anet x
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