Let It Snow - Stamping Dragon Designs

This week the theme at Stamping Dragon is
Let It Snow
Last year we had plenty of the white stuff but I have seen only a teeny bit so far so we will have to make do with snow on our cards! 
I have used this cute snowman from Stamping Dragon
not much colouring to do here LOL!!
the little cream berries are supposed to be mistletoe lol 
the sentiment reads what happens under the mistletoe stays under the mistletoe
and it was a freeby word art download from 
Random Thoughts by Linda Blog

I made this card for my OH 

Have fun and I hope you manage to join the challenge the winner get 4 digis from the store 


The Paper Shelter - The Lace Look

Thank you to all that took part in our Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter 
The lucky winner of the digi image for leaving a comment on my Blog is 
Go to The Paper Shelter  choose your image and click on the email elf left hand side bar and let the store know what you would like :0)

On to this weeks challenge 
The Lace Look
We would like to see lace on your project

I coloured up my lace with Promarkers to match the mermaid and made a little rosette flower
The stamp is called Beautiful Mermaid

Hope you are not too busy with the festivities to join in our challenge

Happy Christmas 


Bling it on Christmas !!

This week at Stamping Dragon Designs we want to see your Christmas Bling!
Get out the glitter, 

We are sponsored this week by Meljens Designs and this little cutie digi stamp is from  their store and is called Christmas Bow Fairy 
 I decided on an easle card this week.
The papers are not from a Christmas pad 
but have a Christmassy feel and are glittered 
Hope you will join the challenge 
the winner will get 4 images from Meljens Store 

Have a fab weekend 


Good Morning!!! 
Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in 
celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!!

 If you have landed here from Shirley AKA Nannie Flash  then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! The Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and 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 Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

I have use Happy Birthday To Me available HERE
And Papers are Tea Time available HERE

From here you will need to hop on over to Gina'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.



Paper Folding

I thought I would try my hand at some paper folding 
I Google'd some images and came up with this Christmas tree design which I really like 
All of the papers except the music sheet are from Stamping Dragons  Designs and are from the Christmastide Paper Pack 
The papers have made the card have a vintage feel which I really like

The inspiration and the tutorial for making the folds came from Purple Fearie

Have a fab weekend


The Paper Shelter is 1 year old and we are having a Blog Hop !!!!

Please click on the banner above to read about the fabulous Blog Hop we are having on the 7th December where there will be prizes galore to be won!!!!


Stamping Dragon Challenge sponsored by Stamp Fairy and a cute ted

Challenge week @ Stamping Dragon and this week we are sponsored by
The theme is Anything Goes Christmas  and the prize is a $10 gift certificate 

The Ted is a digi called Patches from the stamp fairy
Papers are from Nit Wit

Have a fab Friday 


No Card Today But I Do Have My Holly Rose Candle

I am really pleased with this little crafty make 
I have only tried to use a stamp on a candle once before and I made a bit of a hash of it.
But when I saw this Holly Rose Digi from Stamping Dragon Designs I couldn't resist having another go

My goodness finding plain white tissue paper and and the right candle this time of year was a mean feat in itself! all the shops are carrying is festive candles and festive colour tissue paper grrrr ..
Well I managed to scrape some tissue paper from the deepest depths of my craft stash and Morrisons came to my rescue for the yummy vanilla scented candle.
It took an age to carefully cut around the digi after colouring with Promarkers. I heated it all up with my heat gun and Voila!! I like it
I added some stickles and punched a pretty little wrap for the base with mt MS punch The papers are again from the Stamping Dragon and from the Christmastide collection
The ribbon is Anitas  

I made a matching carton for it below 
I would like to enter this make into the
  My Time To Craft which is two of something - I have two ribbons on my candle

Moving Along With The Times Let It Snow - I have glitter snow on my candle 

Truly Scrumptious which is Pearls or Vintage I think my candle has a vintage feel 

Don't forget our challenge over at the Dragons Lair is still running

Have a fabby weekend x


Stamping With The Dragon with Bugaboo Stamps

Happy Friday 
Our challenge this week at Stamping Dragon Designs is being sponsored by the fab Bugaboo Stamps and the
theme for our challenge is FOOD! 
You can win 7 images from their store!

I have used Ginger - Spoon and you can get this cutie HERE
I have coloured with my Promarkers as usual and added some Stickles although they are not catching the light in the pic
I have used my new MS heart punch which I just Luuurvveee  
the ribbon is from stash box and the button is a die cut I have coloured to match 
The DP are from a freeby pad from a craft magazine 
Take a look at the DT's fab creations this week and I hope you can take part 

Have a fabby weekend 


The Paper Shelter Challenge #39 - All Pink - Warm In The Winter

Oh dear Blogger failed to schedule my post, better late than never I suppose x

It is Wednesday and that means a new Challenge at The Paper Shelter 
The theme this week is "All Pink"

I have used the image Warm In The Winter 
And I dusted off my Silhouette to make the gorgeous circle frame 
This frame is a free download from Bird, check out her website for some fantastic cutting files as well as other fabulous freebies = Birds Cards 
Hope you will join us this week 
remember that there is a prize up for grabs

You can win three digis of your choice from the store by entering the challenges with any image at all. If you want the chance to win a gift voucher worth $20, use a Paper Shelter image on your project. It doesn't have to be a card. We love to see all the things you create as long as it follows our theme. 



Happy Friday!
The card I have to share today is Vintage Lady framed from Stamping Dragon
Coloured with Promarkers 
I bought a new paper pad Desert Blooms by Trimcraft and must say I love it, the papers are fab quality and the glittered ones are gorgeous. I cut the glittered flowers and leaves out and raised them up for a little definition
I added Stickles to the frame and to her necklace.

Remember the challenge  Fun Things To Do In The Fall is still running
and Stamping Dragon Designs is still running the Grab Bag promotion
Check it out!!!!
Have a fab weekend Peeps .....x
 I am entering this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge 
Anything Goes with optional extra sparkle or bling


TGI Friday! and It is challenge time @ Stamping With The Dragon

Friday at last!
I have a long weekend as I have booked a few days off work so I am hoping to catch up with some 
Housework    Crafting   :0)
It is challenge time @ Stamping With The Dragon and this week the theme is
Fun Things To In The The Fall!
Winner will receive 4 images of choice 
Don't forget to check out the shop "Grab Bags" are on special $3

I have coloured my dragon with Promarkers and added Stickles
The papers are gorgeous digi downloads from Nitwit
The faux suede flowers are from Dunelm Mill I coloured them with Promarkers to match as I did the Brads 
Hope you can see on the close up pic I have used some crackle glaze to age the barrel a little?
Ticket - Tim Holtz 
Ribbon  from Stash 
I decorated the inside a little also - I drew and coloured the apples 
Look forward to seeing what you create 


Challenge 37 @ The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Challenge 37 @ The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Hi it's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and this week is
Anything Goes
I have use Bewitched Night for this weeks challenge seeing as it is nearly Halloween
you can get her HERE
Well not a Designer Paper in sight this week!
I sponged the sky with Distress Inks and added Stickles for twinkly Stars
The Spooky House was a freeby download cut on my Silhouette
I cut the Circle with my Fiskars Circle cutter and coloured with promarkers and added Stickles
 Witchy Poo is coloured with Promarkers 
I added crackle glaze to the door to make it look old
cut the grass and drew  pumpkins by hand and coloured with Promarkers

Hope you will join our challenge this week 
remember you could win



Cute Monsters....

This pair can be found @ Stamping Dragon Designs

I really enjoyed colouring them with my Promarkers and adding a couple of odd googley eyes
LOL I knew they would come in handy at some point!!!
The sentiment is a freeby download not sure who's, Sorry..
DP is papermania I think hmm should write what I use down shouldn't I?
Embossing folder is by Cuttlebug
and the circles are punchies

Don't forget you can still enter the Challenge over at Dragons Den -" Buttons and Bows"
Go for it !
I am entering my card into the My Time to Craft Challenge  Punches and Dies 


Challenge Time Again @ Stamping With The Dragon

I have used Yoohoo' s Crib Get Him

This weeks challenge is sponsored by 
The theme is Buttons and Bows, my button is the small white heart 
The winners prize is $10 voucher to spend in store @ the Stamp Fairy

Stampfairy.com is a young company owned and illustrated by Gerda Burghardt. She creates cute and whimsy images for young and old, inspired by life, love and 4 cute cats. The StampFairy-Store launched in November 2010 and is steadily growing. Gerda and her wonderful DesignTeam are running and sponsoring challenges for crafters. Every friday Stampfairy will be offering at least 1 free Digi for download, so be sure to stop by. You will definitely want to check out that cute shop, you will be sure to find something for your crafting needs


The Paper Shelter Challenge #35 - We Love Animals

Challenge 35 @ The Paper Shelter 
We Love Animals 
I have used Holy Night for this weeks card
you can get it HERE

Image coloured with Promarkers and added Stickles, Flowersoft and Gems
Sentiments printed from Computer 
DP from scraps box
Ribbon from stash
Punch - Fiskars Threading Water
Die - Nestability 

Take part for the chance to win

My dog Harvey 
he is very much loved, how could you resist?


Stamping With The Dragon - Cute Christmas Bear

He is just adorable, I could give him a great big cuddle.
He is Bear With Scarf and you can get him from Stamping Dragon Designs
I dragged out last years Christmas stash and got to work!
I coloured him with Promarkers with added Stickles and Flowersoft snow
Greeting Stamp Is from Cuddly Buddly
Just a reminder that the challenge is still running @ Stamping with the Dragon - fall colours 

I would like to enter this card into
 Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything Goes -Optional use of Punches 
My Time To Craft - anything to do with baby's -  all baby's love a cuddly bear?

Have a fab weekend

Caroline xx 


Stamping With The Dragon - Fall Colours

How excited am I to bring you my first project as part of the Design Team for Stamping With The Dragon! The Theme this week is Fall Colours and is being Sponsored By Meljen's Designs. I have used Happy Fall.

I have seen lots of shaped cards being used in Blogland so thought I would have a go at cutting one on my Silhouette. I purchased the file from Silhouette and set to work cutting it.... about 5 sheets of card later I got there! That darn machine is so picky about what it will and won't cut LOL So what should have been a fairly quick make took the best part of two hours all in all!!

On the other hand the Digi Stamp was a dream to print and colour

I changed the stamp from black outline to brown and then coloured with my Promarkers 
I added some Stickles and ut the circle with my Fiskars Circle Cutter 
I coloured a yellow ribbon with a Brown Promarker
added a flower from my stash and some gems

Hope you will take part the winner gets 4 images 


The Paper Shelter Challenge #33 - For The Girls

It's Challenge time again at the Paper Shelter and this week the Theme is 
For The Girls
There are lots of gorgeous girly images at The Paper Shelter
Why not take a look? 

I love the image I have used called Training The Dragon

My card recipe
                                                                            Image  -  Training The Dragon - TPS
Design Paper  PaperMania 
Word Art Free Download 
Art Medium - Promarkers & Pencils for the skin tones & shadows 
Ribbon and Flowers From Stash 
Oval Die
                                                                                              Sizzix Corner Die
Woodware leaf Punch
Doily sponged with purple ink then sponged with Cosmic Shimmer

Remember you can win a gift voucher if you use a Paper Shelter Image