Friday, 28 October 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Christmas Red and Green or Anything Goes

This is the second week of the current Polkadoodle challenge and I've used the wonderfully Christmas (especially in red!) Bubbleicious Frame as my background and starting point then made a wreath of poinsettias with  the very versatile Flowers 2 dies - I pinched the edges to create the flower shape.

Papers are printed from Winnie Winter Wonderland (print on both sides so you don't get any white showing) plus added some seed beads to the centres.  And to finish off, the little tiny sentiment tags have been cut with the Versatile Door / Window / Flap die.

I used some cream card for the base as white was too stark and dotted a line around the edge with a gold gel pen.  Although you can't see it, I made a wreath from some dark brown raffia and it looked really good!

Good luck with the challenge, for more details and inspiration pop over to Polkadoodles.

I'd like to enter the following:

Art Impressions Stamps:  Prep For Christmas
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Spooky Cupcakes

Here are some cake toppers made with the Spook digi from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers and then a cocktail stick has been glued to the reverse.  Cupcakes from Sainsburys - I'd never be able to make anything that looks that good!

Apologies for the poor photo - I'm not seeing daylight much during the working week!

I'd like to enter the following:

Deep Ocean Challenge:  Halloween
Make My Monday:  Halloween
CAS on Sunday:  Halloween
Dragonfly Journeys:  Trick or Treat

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 118 - Die Cuts

There is a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Die Cuts

I bought a some of these felt reindeer Christmas tree decorations a few years ago and they originally had a ribbon loop attached but I've carefully snipped that off so I could use it on a card.

The papers are Docrafts Glad Tidings 6x6 and I've distressed the edges, added some half pearls plus some cotton ribbon, button and waxed cord from my stash.  The die cuts are a mixture - the words are Clearly Besotted and the ampersand is from Tim Holtz.  I've added glossy accents to the top to give it a bit of a shine.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  Vintage and a Sentiment
CRAFT:  Christmas
Crafty Ribbons:  Ribbon or Lace
ABC Challenge:  R is for Red, Ribbon and Reindeer

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Ah, nothing better than a good cuppa in a decent sized mug!  This Cuppa digi image from Dr Digi is just perfect - this has been printed and then coloured with Promarkers just slightly larger than real life, so no loss of quality!

For more inspiration and news pop over to the Dr Digi Facebook page!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting:  Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Friday, 14 October 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Autumn Colours or Anything Goes

It's time for a Polkadoodle Challenge!  The theme is:

Anything Goes

I made a Birthday card for my Mum using papers from the Twiggy and Toots cd and added inks around the edges plus a faux stitched line with a black fineliner pen.  The chocolate satin ribbon is from my stash and I've coloured some cheap chipboard letters with Promarkers after covering them with paper (couldn't colour directly onto the chipboard!)

And to finish I've added some half pearls, again from my stash!  Good luck with the challenge!  For more details and inspiration pop over to the blog!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Rocket:  Happy Birthday
Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Birthday

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

A Cuddly Good Luck!

I made this leaving card for a teacher who loves pandas!  I've used Cuddly Critters Panda from Dr Digi and coloured it with Promarkers with glitter glue on the nose and glossy accents on the eyes.

The grass is a combination of a Marianne Creatables icicle die and a Clearly Besotted die.  Letters are Sizzix Round-a-Bout which have been covered in pink glitter glue.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 117 - Pink

There is a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


I've made a cute stocking card using papers from Funky Hand which are no longer available.  I've added glitter around the edges plus a Sizzix tag.  The sentiment is a Tim Holtz die plus a Marianne Creatables snowflake with a wooden white snowflake layered on the top with a half pearl centre.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafters Cafe:  Use Lots of Pink
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Daisy Chain:  Pink for Breast Cancer Month
Crafting When We Can:  Christmas Comes Early

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Thumbs Up

A cheery Birthday card using Birthday Sentiment Sheet 01 from Dr Digi and the famous thumbs up sign of facebook.  All I've added is the facebook logo and some little punched stars and some black ribbon.

Nice and quick and good for a teen!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge:  Blue and White
Going Grey With Scrap Creations:  Birthday
Ike's World:  Tag You're It
Crafty Cardmakers:  Birthday

Friday, 30 September 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

The current Polkadoodles challenge is part way through and the theme for the last week is:

Anything Goes or Christmas

I've kept it simple and easy this week - I've made some cute pillow boxes which will contain gift cards for my three nieces this Christmas.  Paper and penguin image are all from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun and I've added some glitter to the image, silver curling ribbon and a wooden snowflake.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Julia Spiri Challenge:  Boxes
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge:  Animals
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Animals

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Bah Humbug!

Candy image from the cheapies section in the Dr Digi store which has been coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads.

I've added glitter glue around the edges of the card plus also on the letters which are ones I found in my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Snowflake's Promise:  Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers:  Spots or Stripes
Make My Monday:  No Patterned Paper