Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Big Forty

I was asked to make a 40th Birthday card for a male and to include some specifics including sky diving, photography, army and motorbikes ........

So, I've used 'snapshots' of various Dr Digi images - Corporal Clegg -  A Dunderton Abroad for the camera  and Harley Claus, each image has been coloured with Promarkers and watercolour pencils and I've used some plain blue card I found in my stash (templates are my own for the large numbers) and added some ink daubs and Memory Box die cut clouds.

The Happy Birthday die cuts are from Clearly Besotted - I've cut a few and layered them up.

I'd like to enter the following:

Friday, 20 January 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Die Cuts or Anything Goes

We're part way through the current Polkadoodle Challenge which is:

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenged to use die cuts.  I've used the beautiful Bubbleicious Die - the initial die cut is from a paper from Belle Papillon Collection and then inlaid it with another die cut using kraft card, adding half pearls to the 'bubbles'.  The oval die was used to add to the centre.  Butterfly is also from the Belle Papillon Collection which I've carefully cut out and then added the antenna as a die cut from a Memory Box die.

I've lightly distressed the edges of the paper and added it to an acetate card blank.  The butterfly, for extra dimension has had its wings curled slightly.

Good luck with the challenge!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Ok, so January is all about eating well and not being naughty however this Sundae from Dr is totally calorie free!  And even better, this one is the coloured version - I've added some sprinkles (seed beads) and layered it onto a panel recycled from a Graze box (had to be creative with the positioning due to text on the panel!) and then added to a scalloped card blank that I found in my stash when having a 'tidy'.

Liquid pearl dotted edges made with Docrafts liquid pearls - they are thicker dots than Ranger; half pearls from stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Scrapers Delights:  Anything Goes
Craft For The Craic:  Pick Me Up
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 124 - All White

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

All White

I've used a snowflake die, added half pearls and layered it onto two different embossed layers - both are Cuttlebug.

To finish, I've added dotted borders to the edges of the card plus an organza bow and a handwritten Sizzix die cut tag.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Perfectly Created Chaos:  Texture
Time Out Challenges:  Winter and White on White
ABC Christmas Challenge:  A is for Anything Goes, B is for Bow
Christmas At Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Monochromatic

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A Little Soak

There is nothing better than a good soak in the bath!  And here is Bath Time Deirdery from Dr Digi.  I've coloured her with Promarkers, sentiment has been cut with Clearly Besotted dies and the numbers are Sizzix Round-a-Bout.

All papers are from my stash and I've made the floorboards myself.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Sentiments:  Anything Goes
Create and Makes:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Simon Says:  Be Square

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Grumpy Old Man

Happy 2017!  We all know a grumpy old man and why not tell them so?!  Card is made with one of the sentiments from Dr Digi's Grumpy Sentiments Sheet; I've enlarged it and added some die cut X Cut stars from different silver card - the holographic one used to be a tissue box.

I'd like to enter the following:

Get Creative Challenges:  Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe:  Monochromatic
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes

Friday, 30 December 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Something New or Anything Goes

There is a new challenge over at Polkadoodles and the theme as always is:

Anything Goes

However, the DT were challenged to go with 'Something New'.  My something new was this rather fantastic new digi in the store - Scratch It - Old Bag which I've coloured with Promarkers.  The image was printed directly onto the cardstock along with the sentiment and I've added a die cut banner plus half pearls to finish it off.

There are more images like this in the store!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Cut It Up Challenges:  Out With The Old, In With The New

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 123 - Snow

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


I've used Snowman Hugs - From The Heart Stamps and coloured it with Promarkers and glitter glue.  The fancy snowflakes are a Memory Box die and added an organza and satin ribbon bow.  Sentiment has been printed onto a Sizzix die cut and the snowflake charm is from my stash.

I've added glitter round the edges.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Let It Snow
Passion For Promarkers:  Use Dies
Cutie Pie Challenge:  A Day In The Snow  TOP THREE

Tuesday, 20 December 2016


A quick little share of a pillow box I made for a tea lover using Tea and Bickies Backing papers from Dr Digi - and the best bit - the set of papers will cost less than the price of a cuppa!

The pillow box template is my own (I'm amazed each time I use it that I manage to score in the right place and it all snaps together!)  Button and bakers twine from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls:  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes

Friday, 16 December 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Traditional Christmas or Anything Goes

We have a new challenge over at Polkadoodles.  The theme is Anything Goes but the DT were challenged to make something for a Traditional Christmas

I've gone for a golden oldie this week - all the way back to Paper Boutique 2 - Creative Christmas.  Simply printed all the elements, cut them out and layered up with foam pads.  Great for something to do whilst watching Christmas films!

Don't forget to pop over to the blog to see lots more inspiration!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge:  U is for Use Some Red
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
As you Like It Challenges:  Favourite Christmas Song - Little Drummer Boy - great vocals from Bing and Bowie
Julia Spiri Challenge:  Shaped Cards