Tuesday 31 December 2013

Wishing You A Happy New Year!

It's New Year's Eve and the entertainment is warming up at the Dr Digi party.  Metal Mick from 'The Dunderheads' is cranking it up to 11 and is hoping that the Wall of Sound and his Pretender Strat don't let him down in his finest hour.

Someone else who is hoping for their finest hour at the party is the original glamorous Martini Bianca who fondly remembers when she was Miss April in the Bunny Girl Calendar for 1972.

These days, however, she has a little difficulty in getting herself in and out of the comedy Martini glass, so she's decided to spend the whole of the evening pointing her platform lurid pink shoes at the ceiling and hoping that the turkey butties don't repeat.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Card Mania:  Happy New Year
Crafty Bloggers Network:  Girly
Digi Makeover:  Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge:  Celebrate the New Year
Whoopsi Daisy:  Celebrations

Saturday 28 December 2013

Dr Digi Sale!

25% off with XMAS25 code - offer on till New Years Day!


Fill your boots!

Friday 27 December 2013


Here is an image I found in my box of random images that I'd already coloured - quite like it when that happens!  I've used a Bugaboo image and sentiment, Spellbinder circles die and scalloped edge behind it.  Everything else is from my stash - image has been coloured with Promarkers and a smidge of glitter glue.

With a bit of luck this will be me (without the blue hair) on New Years Eve as I've had a rather up and down year for various reasons and I have a feeling that the rollercoaster will still run for some time....

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Catch The Bug:  Stella Says Sketch
Cut It Up Challenges:  New Year Celebrations
Delicious Doodles:  Let's Party
Sassy Studio Designs:  New Year
Crafters Cafe:  Happy New Year

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Snow Fun

Are you ready?!  The tree is up, the presents are wrapped (well, they will be tonight!) and the turkey is stuffed. So its time to let the dog out........  But its Snow Fun for some!

Happy Christmas to all Dr Digi fans!  I've coloured my image with Promarkers and used an offcut of card to create the base - I've lots of these which are left over from making 13.5cm Wedding invitations and I hate to throw away good card, so you'll probably be seeing more and more odd bases as I use them up!

The sentiment tag is from Polkadoodles and the ribbon from my stash.  And to keep in the winter theme, I've used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Card Mania:  Winter Wonderland
Get Inky:  Winter Snow
Lunagirl Challenge:  Blue Christmas
Sentimental Sundays:  Anything Goes Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge:  Last Minute Christmas
Drunken Stampers:  Embossing

Sunday 22 December 2013

For The Birds

I'm making an early start on Christmas cards for next year!  I've used the For The Birds digi which is the free December image from the progressive monthly challenge at From The Heart digital stamps.  I've used my circle Nesties to cut him out (just about got the sizing right!) and then the lacy circles layered behind. 

I've gone for an ice blue and chocolate brown colour scheme and found matching papers in my stash (Polkadoodles) plus a freebie tag from Cuddly Buddly.  I've coloured the image with Promarkers and stickles and added a dotted line around the edge with a blue gel pen to finish.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

I Heart Card Sketches:  Sketch Followed
From The Heart Stamps:  Monthly Progressive Challenge
Allsorts:  Brown and Blue
Crafty Calendar:  Cold and Frosty
Cut It Up:  Christmas and Die Cuts
Pattie's Creations:  Snowy Scene with the image

Saturday 21 December 2013

Using Offcuts

I am a big fan of the Wordbooks that Anice at Funky Hand designs - I make quite a few of them during the year as they are easy to make and look fantastic!  However, when cutting out the 'pages' for the wordbooks, I'm always left with a top and bottom strip as I print on both sides of my card.

So, what to do with these strips as I don't like to throw anything away - just in case!

I've made this gift card wallet using leftover strips from the Blue Christmas wordbook download.  I made sure that the strip would be long enough to make the band to go round the wallet itself, added a dotted line with a blue gel pen around the edges and then embossed the front of the wallet with Swiss Dots and inked the edges.

On the inside, I added the little flap to contain the gift card from a matching scrap of card so that I can make two of the wallets from a sheet of A4 card.  I've always got scraps of card left over!

I've added some glittered snowflakes and also some ribbon I found in my stash and the gift card wallet is finished!  I've got lots more left over strips to use up so I'll be making more of these in the future!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craftitude:  Anything Goes - Christmas Sparkle
Creative Corner:  Clean and Simple
Happy Campers:  Christmas
Shelly's Images:  Welcome Winter

Friday 20 December 2013

Dear Santa... Define Good

This is an image I found in my box that I must have coloured last year (or the year before!)  Bugaboo images always make me smile - and this one is no exception!  I've coloured it with Promarkers and added some stickles to her hat.

Papers are Echo Park - All I Want For Christmas and they are leftovers from a pile of cards I made two years ago and have had to make a join as I didn't have an offcut big enough!  Ribbon and gems are all from my stash and the mini lights were rescued from a previous project that I decided I didn't like anymore and not wanting to waste them, I removed them!

I'd lie to enter the following challenges:

Catch The Bug:  Favourite Christmas Song  - Santa Clause is Comin' To Town (he's making a list, he's checkin' it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice....)
Sketch and Stash:  Sketch followed
365 Day Cards:  Day 351 - Recycled
Digi Haven:  Red and Green
A Little Bit Crafty:  Christmas Cheer

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Christmas Gingerbread!

The month long challenge at Jellypark is still ongoing and there have been some really cute new Christmas digi stamp releases too!  I've used two of them to make His n Hers Christmas Gift Wallets - these are actually for my parents!

I've used the Gingerbread Man and Gingerbread Woman, coloured them both with Promarkers and added liquid pearls for detail, cut them out and added them to the wallets I made with my own template, using Funky Hand papers - Funky Christmas Time download.

The wallets were made from one sheet of A4 card along with some careful cutting and joining!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

All Crafts Challenge:  Anything Goes but No Cards
Craft Your Passion:  Christmas ABC
Digi Makeover:  Swirls
Shabby Tearoom:  Red and White and Gingham or Gingerbread
Glitter and Sparkle:  Traditional Red and Green Christmas

Tuesday 17 December 2013


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  And here is a Festive Freebie from the good Dr Digi - quite perfect for the more male cards that one needs to create during this season.

And baubles to you too!

I've coloured it using Promarkers and added some titchy festive lights.  Faux stitching around the edge of the kraft card and job is done!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Boots:  Christmas
Love to Create:  Anything Goes
Make My Monday:  CAS Christmas
Stamps and Fun = Creativity:  Kraft Cardstock
Dream Valley Challenges:  Christmas
Here Come The Boys:  Anything Goes For The Boys

Friday 13 December 2013

Polkadoodle Challenge 50 - For The Christmas Table

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the Design Team were asked to make something for the Christmas table!

I've used a church candle and printed one of the papers from Here Comes Christmas onto some vellum then added some red velvet ribbon I've had in my stash for ages.  The clock and flowers are from A Home For Christmas and I've used the decoupage version.  To make it fit better round the candle, I gently rolled it over the edge of the table.

Good luck with the challenge - for more details, pop over to Polkadoodles!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenges:  V is for Vellum
Brown Sugar:  Christmas
Crafts To Challenge You:  Natural World (candle) and Add Flowers
Stampin With the Dragon:  Gifts and Decorations
Crafting For All Seasons:  Anything But A Card

Tuesday 10 December 2013


You can almost smell it. No, not the sprouts but the fantastic Christmas Pudding!! And unlike most Christmas Puds, this digi can be bought all year around and for the bargain price of 50p from Dr Digi! Go on - you know you want to!

Great for those pesky male cards too! I've used a kraft card blank and coloured the pud with Promarkers and added some ribbon I bought from Lidl!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

C is for Challenge: Traditional Christmas
Crafty Boots: Christmas
Melonheadz: Christmas
That Craft Place: Christmas
The Ribbon Girls: Ho Ho Ho Christmas

Tuesday 3 December 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It's turing frosty, there is a nip in the air and I hardly see daylight! And if you fancy treating yourself (just in case no-one else does!) then head over to the Dr Digi store and grab this digi snowman for only 50p!

And you too will be grinning like he is!

I've coloured my Dr Digi image with Promarkers and used a background from CraftsUPrint plus some grey embroidery thread and a snowflake charm. Rather quick and easy to make!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Everybody Art: Winter
LEJ Designs: Christmas is Coming
Artistic Inspirations: Winter Wonderland
Created With Love Challenges: Christmas
Digi Makeover: Snow Fun