The Paper Shelter Challenge #154 - Spring is Here!

Welcome to The Paper Shelter's "Spring is Here" challenge.
We are so looking forward to all of your 
submissions and seeing your creativity. 
My inspiration card that I am showing you 
today uses the cutest stamp called Teddy Picking Flowers. 
You can find it here!

Don't you just love this stamp? The little flowers just 
remind me so much of spring....
I tried to make them a little 3D by popping them up.
I added some texture to the bear by colouring it like I normally
would and then I did some crazy dotting with the blender pen, letting it dry and
doing more layers just over and over until I was happy with it.
I also added some Diamond Stickles to the flowers to add some shine!

Copic Markers

Bear: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, RV10, RV11, O
Flowers: RV10, RV11, V25, V91, BG10, BG11, BG13
G21, G24, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Bee: Y11, Y13, 110, B0000

I hope you enjoyed this card. I really enjoyed making it!

Please don't forget that if you use a Paper Shelter design,
you could win a $30.00 voucher {pictured below} to the store.
If you choose to use another, you will have
a chance to win 3 digis of your choice.

Either way I wish you the best of luck.

Don't forget to pop by the store and
see all of the lovely designs.


1. You don't need to use a Digi from The Paper Shelter to enter,
but those using a Paper Shelter Digi will be eligible to win a $30
Gift Certificate {pictured below}. Any winner not using a Paper Shelter image will
win 3 Digis of their choice.
2. No back-linking to previous posts
3. You may combine your challenge with any other challenges but you MUST provide 
a link back to our challenge blog in your post.
4. Prize must be claimed by the Saturday after the winner is announced or 
it will be forfeited.
5. Maximum 3 entries (one of them must contain a Paper Shelter image)

**Anyone not following the rules will have the entries deleted**


Guest Designer - PND - Dress Up Ellie

Greetings Everyone!
I was thrilled when Christine from The Paper Nest Dolls asked if 
I would like to be a guest designer for the month of April.
As you may be aware,
Christine gave me my first opportunity to 
be on a design team and I spent almost a year doing it.

She asked me if I would like to colour
a really special image for you.
Oddly enough, I did the original one many moons ago. She has 
been working on the new and improved versions of the stamps 
she originally drew. The card I am going to
be showing you today is using Dress Up Ellie.
You can find her here!

I chose an unusual colour combo, not something I have really
done before, but I had all these paper packs that
had this specific combo. So I thought why not?

What do you think? I actually like these 2 colours together.
She is so sweet, I loved this image back then and
I still think she is amazing!

Copic Markers

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E30, E31
Dress/Hat: BG10, BG11, BG13
Accessories: YR12, YR14, YR18

I hope you enjoyed this card I made.
Don't forget to stop by The Paper Nest Dolls.
She offers rubber stamps as well as some digital stamps.
Super cute!

I would love to hear your comments so please leave them below.

Stuff I could not find links for were
Authentique "Gathering"
Making Memories "Just Chilling"
Orange Ribbon
Little Yellow Bicycle "Birthday" sentiments


Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair Online Class - Part 1

So I decided to take the plunge and join the 
Kit and Clowder Skin and Hair class 
over at Alyce's NING community.
You can visit her community here....
I am GIDDY with excitement.... SO EXCITED.
Everyone knows what a HUGE fan I am of Alyce's work, 
so much that I even bought one of her cards and 
I have it on my shelf in my craft room 
for inspiration. She absolutely ROCKS and so does her class.

It took me awhile to decide about taking it as it 
is a little expensive at $70.00 AUD!
BUT, it is SOOOO worth it! I can't stress that enough.
I can already tell from the the first video
that I am going to learn tons from this.

So I have decided that I am going to blog my progress as I go.
I purchased the class about a week and half ago. I did the printing of lesson 1
of stuff on my last set off and I just started the lesson today.

I have always done things my way, LOL.... 
and so one of the things
we were asked to do was to colour something the way 
we would normally do it. I chose to
 use the practice image and colour 
it with the colours that I would normally use and
colour it the way I would normally colour it. 

I already see a difference and this was first try!

** I am sorry about the crappy pictures, 
I was too excited to show you
and did not have the energy to set up my light box**

These are the colours that I tend to gravitate too...ALWAYS ;)
E0000, E000, E00, E11 and R20.

This is the way I usually would do the skin. I think it is ok...
I was never bothered by it BUT.... look at this.....

These are the colours that Alyce suggests..... yep there is
that SCARY E04 in there..... YIKES!

Now keep in mind, this is my first attempt AND
my markers need to be refilled in a BAD way
but I am thoroughly impressed with not only the colours
that were used but it actually looks good!

Here is the side by side image so you can see what
an amazing difference when you shade correctly.

I need to practice without a doubt, 
I also need to refill my skin markers.
That is on my to do list..... but holy smokes
I can not wait to do more with this class...

AND it is a reason for you to join as well....

Stay tuned for more..... =)