An Englishman’s home is his Mushroom Castle!


At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Something New.We have the fabulous The Paper Shelter  as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

I’ve decide to go with a New Home theme using Mushroom Castle by The Paper Shelter,as I’m being very good about my stash diet 😀 I’ve printed the coloured version of the image (you get 1 outline and coloured digi stamp included) directly onto  a kraft card blank using a verse editor CD-rom.The sky and clouds behind have been coloured by me with Polychromos pencils,blending the sky using low odour oils thinners and a blending stump for a softer look.A sentiment has simply been added by die cutting self adhesive canvas applied to a length of baker’s twine,looped around some brads and adhered into place.A couple of jump rings allow the key charm to dangle from the middle brad to finish.Quite a simple card as I’m hoping the postage won’t be too expensive to send this to one of my old neighbours who is waiting for her new house to be finished 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Mushroom Castle by The Paper Shelter
Sentiment : Hand stamped with an alphabet from Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Boxed Stamp Set 
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card & Materials : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank,DCWV The Adhesive Fabric Stack 6 x 6 
Tools : Kars Blending Stumps,Joy!Crafts Labels & Tags Cutting Stencil,Big Shot
To Embellish : Trimcraft The London Line Twine, Dovecraft Neutrals Brads,Key Charm and Jump Rings from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Crafting from the Heart : Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Pick from our favorite challenge – Challenge #140: Celebrating the NEW
That Craft Place : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge : W is for Whatever You Wish
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards : New Beginnings
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge : Something New
Digitally Sweet : Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. : New Year/New Beginnings/New Baby
Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes
Crafty Creations : Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge : Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
LEJ Designs : Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly : Pick Of The Year – Happy New….
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Desire Fourie
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 09:47:44

    This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 130,000 Page View Give-Away. Thank you so much if you have already entered.}
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


  2. karin
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 14:47:34

    So sweet and a very beautiful card Lisa.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}



  3. Michelle
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 15:27:21

    Great idea to do the printing on kraftpaper. I like the banner.
    xxx Michelle


  4. Judith W
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 03:41:11

    Hi Lisa great stuff hun love it ty so much for playing along at crafting from the heart xxx


  5. michele
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 15:15:52

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week Happy New Year! hugs x


  6. Cazro
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 00:23:21

    oh I love your card, the mushroom castle is amazing and well coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz


  7. Lisa Tyrell
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 03:46:41

    First off ‘Happy New Year’…. Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 84 – Anything Goes.

    What a really fun and different card. I really love that beautiful image and the wonderful way it is coloured. The kraftcard really makes the image and white bunting pop. This would put a smile on anyone’s face.

    This is the last Challenge of the year, as well as the last ‘weekly challenge’. As of the 7th January, we will be going to Monthly Challenges and I hope you will join in with plenty more of our challenges in 2014.

    ❤ & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser


  8. Fran Hancock
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 11:49:53

    Fab card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx


  9. Natascha
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 15:01:03

    Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge. Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha


  10. verybellemakes
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 16:07:30

    Really lovely image! Truly fairy tale.. Hope the postage wasn’t too high – I was stung by the inflated cost of postage over Christmas, and have learnt to keep things flatter when posting 😉 Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT


  11. rachel fisher
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 21:39:54

    this is wonderful – thanks for joining us at that craft place and good luck x


  12. Mikha Adriani
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 09:14:58

    Wow… This is really beautiful, dear. I love everything about it! Your neighbour must be really happy recieving this pretty card 🙂
    Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges. Hope to see you again! 😀

    Hugs, Mikha


  13. Samantha K
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 11:09:01

    What a fab card Lisa. And although you’ve used the coloured version, you’ve still done a fab job colouring the background. Hugs x


  14. Charlene
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 23:44:15

    This is just too sweet! Love that adorable image…just perfect for a Welcome to your new home card. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT


  15. Sharon Caudle
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 05:55:09

    Super cute card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon


  16. E.T.
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 07:11:23

    i love that image! so cute. Thank you for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!


  17. Pat(mspfd)
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 17:11:12

    Very nicely done! Printing and coloring on colored cardstock is such a great look.


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