Friday, 9 October 2015

Polkadoodle Challenge Week 41 - Use A Die Cut

It's time for a new Polkadoodle Challenge and the theme is:

Die Cuts

I've made a tee-pee card for a work colleague who will shortly be going on maternity leave and its big enough for all the office to sign.  Papers are from the Twiggy and Toots CD and I've used a Sizzix die for the cute elephant and a Spellbinder frame.

I've inked the edges and used really faded blue, pink and black ink pads to soften the white card for the elephant and frame.  Half pearls from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 91 - Pink

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


I've used off-cuts of card for the pattern (Echo Park) and then added a Christmas tree decoration, along with some silver half pearls (to cover the holes for hanging the decoration!) plus some titchy tinsel and the card is good to go!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Lawnscaping:  Sentiments
Not Just Cards:  Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  Think Pink
Unicorn Challenge:  Think Pink

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Bath Time

There's nothing better than relaxing in the tub with a paper and a hot cuppa - Bath Time Deirdery has it nailed.  Lurid wallpaper from the Bloomin' 70's collection.  Both are from Dr Digi and the image has been coloured with Promarkers.  Sizzix die cut letters with added dome glass gems for a bit of bling.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut:  Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Die Cut Diva's:  Shaped Cards
Karleigh Sue Challenges:  Kraft

Blowing Kisses

Another card ticked off the list for Christmas! Made using a cute Blowing Kisses image by From The Heart Stamps which I've coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue.  I found some spotty pink card in my stash which matched the image colours perfectly.

Layered snowflake has been cut with 3 different dies - Memory Box, Sizzix and finally on the top a Marianne Creatables and a pink half pearl to finish.

Everything else is from my stash and I've handwritten the sentiment tag.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Avenue 613 Create:  Anything Goes / Use Pink
One Stitch At A Time:  Anything Goes / Pink Awareness
Pile It On:  1,2,3 Recipe (1 image, 2 sentiments, 3 snowflakes)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch Followed

Monday, 5 October 2015

From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 121

There is a new sketch with a twist challenge at I {heart} sketches!

I've used the fab image Gift Stack Birdbrain, coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue and glossy accents.  I've layered the image onto some green card (I bought a pack of really lovely block colour card from Lidl a while ago - wish I'd bought more than 2 packs!)  The stamp is from Clearly Besotted.   The digi comes in two versions - this Christmas one and then a more plain packages image so that it can be used for birthdays.

And here is the sketch:

You can follow the sketch or use the twist or combine the two its up to you!  Just remember that you need to use a FTH stamp.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra:  Anything Goes
Lia Stampz:  Animals
Sweet Stamps:  Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 4 October 2015

LIttle Snowman

I'm on a roll with Christmas cards - I've got a rather long list of cards that I've been asked to make and this is another tick off the list! I've used Little Snowman by From The Heart Digi Stamps and coloured him with Promarkers plus glitter glue.

I've cut him out with a Nestabilities die plus used a Sizzix and Marianne Creatables layered die cuts for the snowflakes.  The star is also a snowflake but I've chopped the 'prongs' off!  Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and I found some tiny sequins in my stash so added those too.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches:  Sketch followed
Come And Get It:  For The Boys
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
12 Months of Christmas:  For A Child

Friday, 2 October 2015

From The Heart Stamps October Blog Hop - Meet The Design Team!

It's the Blog Hop!  And this month it's all about meeting the existing team for From The Heart Stamps and also those of us that have been lucky to be selected for a six month term!

As you hop from blog to blog don't forget to leave a comment as we will all be selecting a random comment to win and image of choice from the store plus there will be a game with prizes on the FTHS blog!

So, a few things about me:

I've had a painting exhibited in a gallery.  It was quite a tough selection panel and I was lucky that mine got through to the exhibition and on my first try too!
I use Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Aquamarkers plus from time to time use Watercolour Pencils to colour the images I choose.  And I used to use felt-tips before I found Promarkers!
I love the Birdbrains in the store!
My crafting space is the dining room table – no real dedicated space however, lets say that its a very rare occasion when we get to all sit at the table with all my craft stuff tided away!
I save the containers that sprinkles come in (the things you can shake on to the top of ice-cream) as I keep my rather large (and growing) stash of half pearls in them…..!
The image I've chosen is Snow Girl which is image number 6 in the Project 100 Snowmen.  I really do enjoy making pop up boxes although I don't make them often enough.  This one will have a personal message added on the front flap - my cousin asked me to make a special card for her daughter who will celebrate her first Christmas this year!

I've used Promarkers to colour plus dotted liquid pearls around the edges of each of the panels.  Ribbons and charms are from my stash and the snowflakes are cut with Sizzix and Marianne Creatables dies and I've layered them up.  The large snowflake on the back panel is a Memory Box, cut twice and layered.  Bunting I've hand cut and wrote plus added the bows from another Memory Box die.

As this is a blog hop and if you've hopped from the beginning then you are nearly complete as I am the last link!  You should have arrived at me from Michelle so if you've randomly found me, then please start at the beginning so you don't miss anything!

So before you go, please leave me a comment and then hop over to the FTHS blog and leave your final comment.  The hop will end on Monday 5 October at 6am EST and the list of winners will be posted on the blog on Wednesday 7 October.

Good luck!!

Polkadoodle Challenge Week 40 Inspiration- Favourite Card Shape

We are part way thorough the current Polkadoodle challenge and the theme is:

Favourite Card Shape

I LOVE using Paper Boutique Vol 3 because it makes card making so easy to produce stunning results!  This has to be my favourite card shape - really easy to make, print all the elements out A5 size, cut out, layer up with foam pads and add glitter where required!  You also get a pink version of the cupcake along with blank stars so you can add your own sentiment.

I've added some spotty organza ribbon from my stash to the hole I've punched at the top so I can close the card (it opens from the bottom) plus X Cut die stars from chocolate coloured card.  Really easy and so good on the hips!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Stampavie and More:  Birthday
Going Grey With Scrap Creations:  Birthday
Karleigh Sue Challenge:  Anything But Square

Simply Create Too - Challenge 95 - Autumn Splendor

The current Simply Create Too challenge is under way and the theme is:

Autumn Splendour 

Before Samuel finished Primary School in July, I made his teachers gift bags and then added some useful school equipment - pens, pencils, paper clips, note books etc inside, and this is one of the bags I made.   I bought a job lot of white gift bags a while ago from ebay and I've decorated it with papers from Funky Hand (now retired) using X Cut dies.

I've used a Sizzix die for the tag and handwrote it, adding ribbon from my stash to attach it to the handle.  Really simple and quick to make plus I managed to use up a lot of off-cuts I had lying around which I just did not want to throw away!

Good luck with the challenge - more details are on the Simply Create Too blog.  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons:  Autumnal Hues
Creative Moments:  Autumn Colours
Try It On Tuesday:  Autumn Colours
Our Crafty Corner:  Autumn Colours

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

From The Heart Stamps - Sketch 120 - Inspiration

Welcome to my inspiration for the current I {heart} sketches  #120 challenge.  The sketch is below along with the twist - you can either use the sketch or the twist or both!  Don't forget to link up before the end of the challenge - more details can be found on the blog.

And here is my creation!  I've used French Mustache Birdbrain, coloured him with Promarkers and then layered onto card from my stash; the sentiment comes with the image.  I've used a charm from my stash along with embroidery thread.

A little bit of faux stitching around the edge of the image and card blank (which is a strip left over from making a square card) and all complete!  Don't forget to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and remember that you must use a From The Heart Stamp too!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner:  Things With Wings
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes
Di's Digi's:  Animals Behaving Like Humans