Friday, 17 April 2015

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 14 - Pretty and Pink - Inspiration

It's mid-way through the current Polkadoodles challenge and the theme is:

Pretty and Pink

I've gone clean and simple this week and quick as well!  I printed the pre-coloured Dollie from the Dollie Daydream Girl Talk cd directly onto the cardstock; the sentiment is from the same cd.  A little bit of doodling around the edges and some half pearls and a card in a hurry is complete!

It took a bit of working out and positioning to get it just right onto the cardstock, but I'm rather pleased with how it turned out!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments:  Birthday Sentiment
Little Miss Muffet Challenges:  Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Birthdays
Penny's Paper Crafty:  One For The Girls
Ruby's Rainbow:  Clean and Simple

Simply Create Too - Challenge 81 - No Stamped or Digi Images

We are at the mid point of the current Simply Create Too challenge and the theme is:

No Stamped or Digi Images

I've made a Wedding Word Book and used white linen effect card.  All the letters have had their edges glittered, and the smaller lettering is a Cuttlebug Baby Face die and I've added the letters to a strip of acetate.

Charms (I've used a chimney sweep and also a 2014 year charm) , ribbon and pearls are all from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  Please see the blog for further details on how to enter and when the challenge closes.

I'd like to enter the following:

Cute Card Thursday:  Charmed
Moving Along With The Times:  Anything But Square
Ruby's Rainbow:  Clean and Simple
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Professor Dummkopf

Well, as with any good team, people come and go.  And there have been quite a few going where I work and here is one of the cards I made for the occasion:

The wording on the front is an 'in joke' across the office so I won't explain it!  Prof Dummkopf is available to buy in the Dr Digi store.  He's been coloured with Promarkers and I've lightly distressed a piece of blue card for the background and the lettering is a Sizzix die.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes

Funky Daze - Fourth Day

There is some wonderful colour collections on the Funky Daze cd - this particular one is called Fourth Day and is just perfect for males!

All the papers, with exception to the blue one, I've printed as A6 so that I can fit 4 different papers on a sheet of A4 card.  The patterns are also small enough so that they are not lost in the layering and overlapping.  This was a really quick card to make - great when you're in a hurry!

I've used an X Cut circle die and the lettering is two Clearly Besotted dies.  The stars have also been cut with an X Cut die and I've recycled a Graze box with the lettering and stars.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Use Kraft
Melonheadz:  Use 2 or More Designer Papers

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Lots O' Luck

I managed to get quite a few images coloured up over the Christmas break and this is one of those - Lucky Birdbrain Chick - From The Heart digi stamps.  Which was good thinking as I needed a good luck card for work tomorrow!

I've coloured it with Promarkers and added glitter glue around the edges and also sentiment.  Everything else is from my stash including the printed paper.  The charm is from my rather extensive stash (and growing!)

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Di's Digi's:  Include An Animal
Dragon's Lair:  Add An Animal
From The Heart Stamps:  Sketch followed

Saturday, 11 April 2015

A Birthday Brew

A quick card from me today using a From The Heart digi stamp - Birthday Brew, which I've coloured with Promarkers and added a bit of glitter to the froth and flame.

I've layered the papers, sentiment and image onto the reverse of a Graze box - really good quality kraft thick card and if I'm careful, I can crop out the writing!  The papers are from my stash and are all scraps that I've had to be creative with so that you can't see the joins!  The only full piece is the spotty one - all the others are parts I've added together like a jigsaw!

The sentiment came with the digi and I've added a cute bottle opener charm.  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Bugaboo:  Earth Day - Recycle
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Super Scraps
Open Minded Challenges:  Recycle
Crafty Catz:  2 or More Patterned Papers
From The Heart Stamps:  Sketch and Twist followed

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 78 - Bears

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:


I've used a cute topper from Lily of The Valley, layered it onto some gold card and then papers from my stash.  The ribbon and wooden star are actually from Tesco and I've had them some time in my stash!  I've added glitter around the edges of the card and also image for some delicate sparkle.

Good luck with the challenge - the rules can be found on the blog.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  Glitter
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner:  Any Holiday
Clear It Out:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Paint Cans

I don't know what is more daunting - seeing open paint cans or the actual house move.....

Still at least these paint cans from Dr Digi are easy to use and won't break the bank!  I've coloured them with Promarkers and then added glossy accents over the paint.  All wording is by me and I've added two little key charms with embroidery thread.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Digi Galore:  New Home
My Time To Craft:  Get Krafty
Crafty Catz:  Anything Goes

Monday, 6 April 2015


I do like making wordbooks and what better than to use the Funky Daze cd from Funky Hand! If you've not made wordbooks before and just want to try to see if you like, then Funky Daze is the cd for you! There are two wordbook sections and this is the male one.

They are really easy to make - just print the letters you want (I've added the number by using one of my own templates) and then if you wish, print a contrasting paper on the reverse.  Easy peasy!  I've edged each letter with a Promarker and then gone over the top with glossy accents.

The stars are cut with an X Cut die and I've popped them up with tiny foam pads and then covered with glossy accents.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle:  Anything Goes
Pink Gem:  Anything But Square
Crafty Calendar:  Add A Sentiment
Crafty Catz:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Magical Thumbs

Do your kids spend hours on video games and end up with magical thumbs?  Then this is the perfect digi for them!  High Score Hugh is only £1 in the store.  You'll have to make up your own sound effects though!

I've coloured Hugh with Promarkers and used a template for the game controller.  The superhero sound effects are from Sassy Designs.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Gem of a Challenge:  Anything But Square
Fairy Tale:  Many Colours
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes