Friday, 6 May 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Things With Wings

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Things With Wings

I've used the very cute Lily Bug Love collection, which is available on either cd or download.  I've gone for a pre coloured image which I've cut out and added to the card with foam pads so it stands proud a little.

The two frames are also from the collection and I've added these plus a sentiment.  The card blank I found in my stash and I've added a line of dotted liquid pearls around the edge and inked it a little with a rather faded pink ink pad.


Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Jade's Sparkling Butterflies:  Add A Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks:  Sassy Woman
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Birthday
Unicorn Challenge:  Spotty Dotty

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 106 - Anything Goes

A new Crimbo Crackers challenge has started and the theme is:

Anything Goes

I've made a simple Christmas tree shape using buttons and half pearls plus a sentiment printed directly onto the card blank.  Really quick and easy to make and it uses up some of the many millions of buttons I seem to have......!


For more details on how to enter, pop over to the blog!  Good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz:  Include a Button or Two
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Cute Giraffe

I just love using this cute Giraffe from Jellypark although it's no longer available to buy.  I've coloured it with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue.

The die cut is a Spellbinder fancy oval and I've added liquid pearl dots, flowers, beads, embroidery thread and charm from my stash.  I typed the sentiment in Word and added it


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sassy Studios Designs:  Sketch followed
Crafty Cardmakers:  Pearls or Gems
Crafty Boots:  Monochrome
Critters and Creatures:  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs:  Clean and Simple
Lawnscaping:  Critters

Professor Dummkopf

The Dr Digi images are great for making large cards - Prof Dummkopf has been coloured with Promarkers and I've made him approx A5 size. I hand wrote the sentiment with a black fine liner pen and added glossy accents to mimic the lenses on the specs.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
Where The Heart Is:  One Layer

Monday, 2 May 2016

From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop - Pigging Out

It's time for the May Blog Hop at From The Heart Stamps and we've gone for a theme of

Pigging Out plus the option of adding ribbon

Which is a perfect excuse to show of the fab PigWit images!  Plus there are some new releases in the store which are just wonderful!

I've used an older stamp - Hamlet PigWit Being Shy which I've coloured with Promarkers and added a Spellbinder lacy edge die cut behind her (I've changed him to a her!)  I hand wrote the sentiment on the die cut.  All the papers are from Dovecraft Back To Basics 3 6x6 pad which I bought for £2 from The Works.


The pom pom ribbon is also from The Works - I got a huge roll of it for £3 and the reel is nice too!  To finish off the card I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edges.

If you've arrived at my blog from Michelle then you are on the right track!  Before you hop over to the last stop which is the FTHS blog make sure you leave me a comment.  One lucky person who leaves a comment on my post will be in with a chance to win a free image from the store!

As an added bonus - count up how many of us are using ribbon and then email Faith faith@fromtheheartstamps.com with your answer before the end of the hop to be in with a chance of winning a $15 gift certificate from the store.

Good luck - the hop will end on Sunday 8 May at 6am EST with the winners announced on the blog on Wednesday 11 May.  Good luck!!

I'd like to enter the following challenge:

Paper Play Sketches:  Sketch followed

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 150

It's time for a new sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps - this is a really lovely sketch to use and my card was quick and easy to make!  I've used the Surprised Birdbrain image which I've coloured with Promarkers and watercolour pencils.

The sentiment which is from the digi set has been layered it onto a lacy Spellbinders die.  Papers are Dovecraft Back to Basics 3 (bought from The Works for £2!)  Ribbon and half pearls are from my stash.


The sketch is below along with the twist - don't forget that to enter you must use a FTHS stamp and you can either follow the sketch or the twist or both.  For every entry that meets the rules, a $1 voucher towards your next purchase will be emailed to you!

Good luck!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Pile It On:  Garden Creatures
Crafty Friends Challenge:  All Things Cute
Di's Digi's:  Pastel Colours
A Beautiful Mess:  Anything Goes

Friday, 29 April 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Flourishes and Swirls

We're at the half way point of the current Polkadoodle challenge which is:

Flourishes and Swirls

I've used Winnie Fruit Punch for my shaped card - I layered the image onto the topper using a graphics programme (I did the same with the sentiment).  I've added a line of liquid pearl dots around the edges of the card, a little bit of glitter plus some half pearls and the card is complete.  Really quick and easy to make!



Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  No Patterned Papers
DRS Designs:  The Word 'Day'
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge:  Shaped Cards
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter:  Pearls

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Simple Butterflies

Sometimes I see a challenge sketch and I just know exactly what I'm going to use for it!  I found the CASE This Sketch challenge and came up with this:


I've used white linen card with an extra panel on the front for more depth, ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment and butterflies are FTHS - Time To Bloom.  I've lightly shaded the butterflies with grey Promarkers and then added some half pearls to finish.  I do like the look of this card!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

CASE This Sketch:  Sketch followed
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  Pearls
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes / Use Ribbon

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Recycled and Birthday Tags

Time for more inspiration over on Facebook with Dr Digi!  I've made some tags with Birthday Sentiment Sheet 01.  I've printed two sentiments onto some recycled kraft card - I added a faux running stitch around the edges with a black fine liner pen.

I shaded the letters on the bottom tag and added X Cut star die cuts from the reverse of the Graze box I recycled.  I found some black dewdrops in my stash and added them - they are still blokeish!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Birthday
Shopping Our Stash:  Think Ink (shaded the lettering in the bottom tag)
Always Playing With Paper:  Masculine
Crafting When We Can:  Birthday
Use Your Stuff:  Use Scraps

Monday, 25 April 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 149

It's time for a new FTHS sketch with a twist challenge!  I've used Birdbrain Balloon, coloured with Promarkers and cut him out with a fancy frame X Cut die.  I've also used an X Cut die for the stars.  Papers are from Funky Hand - Boys and Girls download however all Funky Hand products are now no longer available as Anice closed the store last year.


A little bit of faux stitching with a black fine liner pen and the card is complete!

The sketch along with the twist is below - you can use either the sketch or the twist or both but you must use a FTHS in your creation.

Good luck!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Always Playing With Paper:  Masculine
Dream Valley Challenges:  All Creatures Great and Small
Our Crafty Corner:  Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can:  Birthday
One Stitch At A Time:  Anything Goes With Wings