Friday, 27 May 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Birthday!

To continue with the Polkadoodle Birthday celebrations, the current challenge is:


I've used the very cute Winston Bear Birthday and coloured it up with Promarkers.  I've made a he into a she for this card to celebrate a first Birthday!  The card is for one of my cousins as its her daughter's birthday soon.  And Winston is so versatile!  I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those digi stamps that I use time and time again - it's on my favourite list!  Papers are from Work and Play 10.

I've used my own template for the large number, layered it onto white card and glittered the edge.  Bunting is from scraps of printed card with vellum overlay and half pearls.  Sentiment cut with Girls are Weird Sizzix letters and then also glittered.

I'd like to enter the following:

Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Polkadots
Everybody Art:  For The Girls
Fairy Tale Challenges:  Girls Only
Inky Chicks:  Anything But Square and Favourite Stamp
Tuesday Throwdown:  For A Child

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

And Relax!

There is nothing better than to have a nice soak along with a cuppa, newspaper and favourite rubber duckie - Deirdery certainly knows how to roll!

Coloured with Promarkers plus liquid pearls on her cap and glitter glue on the bubbles, Papermania Tea House 6x6 papers plus a Clearly Besotted die cut.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge:  For Girls
Fairy Tale Challenge:  For Girls
{PIN}inspirational:  Anything Goes
Craftin' Desert Divas:  Create a Scene

Monday, 23 May 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 153

It's Monday so it can only mean that there is a new From The Heart Stamps challenge!  Don't forget that you can either use the sketch or the twist or both!  The only other stipulation is that you use a FTHS but with some freebies in the store you really can't go wrong!

I've used one of the Birdbrain Chicks - What's Up Chick and coloured it with Promarkers.  Papers are from Funky Hand - Funky Daze cd, which is sadly no longer available.  I've added a banner and the half pearls are from my stash along with the vellum.

The sentiment are two dies from Clearly Besotted.  The sketch is below - good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps:  Pretty In Pink
Love To Scrap:  Anything Goes
CD Sunday:  Things Beginning with B - Bird, Branch, Bunting, Birthday

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Flower Power

A quick card for a work colleagues Birthday - she likes to travel so I thought that the Birdbrain Hula Chick by From The Heart Stamps would be perfect!  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used papers from Echo Park - Summerdays.

The flowers are from my stash - the larger 3 are actually recycled from a flower garland and the others I found lurking in the box.

I'd like to enter the following:

Mojo Monday:  Sketch followed
A Gem of a Challenge:  Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams:  Summertime
One Stitch At A Time:  Hot Colours
Stamping Sensations:  Anything Goes

Polkadoodle Birthday Celebrations - 7 Year Itch (part two)!

Here I am again with my second and final part of the 7th Birthday celebrations going on over at Polkadoodles. I've been part of the Design Team right from the start and the 7 years have totally flown by!

Each Design Team member were asked to create merged / scratched images from existing digis and these were then shared but we didn't know who created what!  I've been sent this image - using Hats off Twiggy and one of the shops from the Dollie Daydream cd.

I've used Promarkers to colour and also watercolour pencils plus added ribbon and half pearls from my stash.

Hope you're enjoying the Birthday celebrations - there is something going on each day!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Calendar:  Things With Wings
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Feminine
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps:  Animals
My Sheri Crafts:  Pearls

Friday, 20 May 2016

Good Luck

A card made for a colleague who is leaving to start a new role - he works in finance and I've used the corporate colours (yes, orange is one of them!) but tried to keep it masculine.  Papers are Papermania  For Him colossal 6x6 paper pack which I've had in my stash for more years than I care to remember.

I've used a wonderful Jellypark image which sadly is no longer available, coloured with Promarkers and layered onto black card.  I've hand written the sentiment and made the bunting too and added half black pearls from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

My Time To Craft:  Sketch followed (mirror flip)
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Cards Und More:  Masculine

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 107 - Anything Goes

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and to keep things easy, the theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

I've used papers and image from Polkadoodles - Work and Play 5 - Festive Hollybobs cd.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added glitter glue.  All papers are from the cd and I've layered onto silver card, added some silver string, a charm and a snowflake Marianne Creatables die.

To finish off, I've added a dotted line around the edge of the image with a blue gel pen and a faux running stitch around the papers with a white gel pen.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT Challenge:  Christmas
Moving Along With The Times:  Man or Boy
Christmas at Sweet Stamping:  Winter Fun
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Creations:  Monochromatic

Polkadoodle Birthday Celebrations - 7 Year Itch!

Polkadoodles is 7 years old and to celebrate this achievement and the anniversary which is usually called 'The Seven Year Itch' the team have done something a little different and mixed up / scratched some images together!

I've used the cool Hairdresser digi and combined it with the mirror from Dolly Daydream Girl Talk cd.  I've then flipped the hairdresser image to make it a reflection and added it to the mirror!  I've used Promarkers to colour, the ribbons and comb charm are from my stash and the papers are also Polkadoodle.

The celebrations are lasting two weeks and we will all have something to share!  I'll be back again with a merged image from one of the DT later in the celebrations but for now, the discount code from me to use in the store is:


It will give you a whopping 25% discount on individual downloads only.  But be quick!  It expires at midnight on 21 May GMT!

I'd like to enter the following:

Craft Rocket Challenges:  Flower Power
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Baking Brian

An easy to make male Birthday card is to use Baking Brian from Dr Digi - I've coloured him with Promarkers plus some liquid pearls on the cake.  Backing paper is from Funky Hand which is no longer available and I had in my stash.

I've also used up an off cut from making a square card - I have loads of these off cuts and need to use them up!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Going Grey With Scrap Creations:  Masculine
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Stamps and Fun = Creativity:  Male

Monday, 16 May 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 152

Another Monday and another From The Heart Stamps sketch challenge with a twist!  I've used Echo Park papers from Summerdays and added a black card border plus two faux gems from my stash.  The image is Spectacular Birdbrain but it's not available in the store as it was part of the fundraising pack Faith released a while ago.

The sketch is below along with the twist - you can use either the sketch or the twist or both but you must use a FTHS - there are freebies in the shop and a new cute one was added not so long ago!  Every entry that is linked up will receive a $1 voucher to spend in the store - save them up to buy a free stamp!  Good luck!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time:  Hot Colours
A Beautiful Mess:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes