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

Snow

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

Tea

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  TOP THREE
Julia Spiri Challenge:  Shaped Cards

Thursday 15 December 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 122 - Animals

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

Animals

I've gone for quick and easy and I found a die cut pack in my stash - Pepper's Christmas Party which is a rather cute die cut decoupage pack.  I've layered the background onto some blue card from my stash and then onto the card blank and the satin and organza ribbons are from my stash along with the wooden snowflake (Sainsbury's parcel decor!)


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

Crafty Ribbons:  Christmas with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday:  Snowflakes
Moving Along With The Times:  Christmas Scenes
Show Us Your Pussies:  Krimbo Kats  WINNER

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Santa Selfie

It's getting closer! I've made a card for a work colleague to give to her husband who is a fanatic Manchester City supporter hence why Santa has a blue shirt!  I've used Selfie Santa from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers and added to a star shaped card base - my own template.


The banner is a Sizzix die cut which I've hand written and the footballs I found as free images on the internet.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Boots:  Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges:  Christmas
Make My Monday:  Show Me A Snowman
The Paper Girls:  Snowmen
Come And Get It Challenges:  Christmas

Saturday 10 December 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 7

Yeh! I've made it! Day 7 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge!  The theme for the final day is to follow a bingo board.  I've gone for the vertical line of Glitter / Bling, Snowflakes and Non Traditional Holiday Colours.

I used this image - Snowflake Reindeer Silhouette earlier in the week but I'd printed two onto the card stock just in case I made a mistake with one.  And because I like the image so much, it was easy enough to use for this challenge!

I bought some glitter stickers from Lidl, not realising they were for windows (doh) but they are so pretty and sparkly that I decided to add them to a sheet of acetate I found in my stash which layered over the front of a card blank.


Ribbon and half pearls from my stash.

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do all 7 days of the challenge - half of the photos I've had to take under the kitchen lights as I don't see daylight and I have a long commute each day which means I'm shattered when I get home - up at 5am and home for around 7pm plus everything else that goes on in a busy house!

However, I have done it and I'm pleased that I have!

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos Day 7 - Holiday Bingo
Crafty Catz:  Non Traditional Christmas Colours
QKR Stampede:  Non Traditional Christmas Colours
4 Crafty Chicks:  No Patterned Paper

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 6

Morning! Day 6 coming up of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge.  The theme Flashback Holiday  - to use an old image and equally old papers from your stash.

I've search back through all my digis and this is probably one of the oldest ones I have from Bugaboo - AKV Winter Ski which I've coloured with Promarkers and then added with 3 layers of foam pads (so it does look like he's doing a huge ski jump!)


The papers are a combination of some I found in my stash (the dots are glittered - just does not show up on the photo) which I roughly tore plus off cuts from the card blank.  I found some cloud die cuts (Memory Box) in my stash too and added them.

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos Challenge Day 6:  Flashback Holiday
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations:  Anything Goes Winter
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Friday 9 December 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Blue Christmas or Anything Goes

We are half way through the current Polkadoodle challenge and the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenge to a Blue Christmas theme.  I've made a cute little card for a special little boy - Winston Bear was perfect, coloured with Promarkers and layered onto papers from the Winston Deluxe CD.  Various snowflake die cuts and ribbon from my stash and the card is complete!


I've also added a handwritten sentiment and some half pearls from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge and for more inspiration, pop over to the blog!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Aunts:  Sketch followed
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons:  Christmas
Through The Purple Haze:  Winter / Christmas Colours  WINNER
Crafty Creations:  Masculine

Thursday 8 December 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 5

Day 5 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge!  The challenge was to make a funny card.  I've used the Make It Snappy - Friends digi, coloured with Promarkers and watercolour pencils.

The star shaped card base is from one of my own templates and I've added a silver wooden snowflake and an off cut from a Christmas tree garland.


Fairly quick and easy!

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Day 5:  Make It Funny
4 Crafty Chicks:  No Patterned Paper
Cute Card Thursday:  Stars
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 4

And here is day 4 of the Bugaboo Christmas Holiday Chaos challenge!  The theme to follow is Clean as Snow and no Designer Paper so I've found this stylish image - Snowflake Reindeer Silhoutte.  I've printed it onto white linen effect cardstock and then cut round it and layered it onto the background with foam pads for depth.


The background die is Memory Box and I've added glitter glue around the main panel and the landscape.  Half pearls and ribbons from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos Day 4:  Clean as Snow
Crafty Boots:  Christmas
Melonheadz:  Winter Is Here
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Create a Winter Scene

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 3

Day 3 of the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos challenge!  Today it is to make a gift tag with red and white stripes.  I've gone for this Circle Sentiments - Ava Fairy Special, coloured it with Promarkers and a little splash of glitter glue.

I've used a Spellbinder die to cut the circle (I line it up on the laptop monitor with the image before I print it to make sure its the right size - it works for me!)


I don't know where the paper is from as I found it in my offcuts box.  I've added a faux running stitch around the edges.

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Day 3:  Tag with Red and White Stripes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes Christmas
Stampin' Royalty:  Holiday Tags
Crafty Cardmakers:  Anything But A Card

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 2

Day 2 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge and today its a sketch to follow.  I've used Friends Don't Let Friends Drink Alone 2 and coloured it with Promarkers.  Ribbon is from Tesco a few years ago and the fancy border die is from Sizzix along with the sentiment.


I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos Day 2:  Sketch
Fab n Funky:  Make Someone Smile  TOP THREE
Craft-Dee Bowz:  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Bugaboo Holiday Chaos 2016 - Day 1

I've challenged myself to enter all 7 days of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge.  Like I have the time or see daylight!!

Anyway, Day 1 was All That Sparkles, so here is my entry:


I've used Ruby Christmas Ornaments and coloured her with Promarkers.  I've glittered her glorious red hair with glitter glue and added it to the edges of the image.  The fancy frame is a Spellbinders and the silver wooden snowflake is one I found in my stash.  Ribbon is from Wilkos.

I'd like to enter the following:

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Day 1:  Make It Sparkle
Fairytale Challenge:  Christmas Ornaments
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge:  Add Some Glitter

Blue Mini

Here is a cute shaker card I made especially for a little boy who loves his cars! It had to be coloured with blue Promarkers as his Daddy is a Man City supporter!  You can get the Mini Cooper image from Dr Digi for only £1.

I've used an X Cut die for the oval shape and also the stars.  The snowflake is a Marianne Creatables die.  Sizzix die cut tag has been handwritten and I've added organza blue ribbon from my stash.


And of course, liquid pearl dots around the edges!  I've used a combination of blue seed beads for the 'shaker' stuff and some fake glittery snow which I bought a large bag of a few years ago really cheap because I knew I'd use it one day!

I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas With The Cuties:  Anything Goes Cute Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Incy Wincy Designs:  Tic Tac Toe - middle column - star / word 'Christmas' / Sparkle  WINNER
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Create A Scene

Sunday 4 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Another Christmas card order ticked off my list. Brief was to use lots of glitter!  I've used Jingle Bell Birdbrain - From The Heart Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and glitter glue

I've layered it onto some shiny red card from my stash and a Spellbinder cut frame.  The tag is a Sizzix die cut and the ribbon is from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

AAA Cards:  Christmas
CAS On Sunday:  Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys:  Christmas Critters
Dies R Us:  Christmas
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Thursday 1 December 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 121 - Non Traditional Christmas

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

Non Traditional Christmas

Here is another unusual request for a Christmas card - a 12 year old boy who loves the Skylanders game.  So, I did a little research and found this image as a free colouring page.  It's been coloured with Promarkers and I hand wrote the Sizzix tag and added a punched snowflake.


The embossed pannel across the centre is a Cuttlebug one and I've used one of my new steel dies for the snowflake (total bargain from ebay seller in China and it cuts like a dream!)  Charm and embroidery thread are from my stash.

Needless to say, the receipents Mum was really pleased with it and knows her son will love it!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creative Sketchy Girls:  Sketch followed
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Guitar Hero

From time to time I get asked to make quite personalised cards and here is one of them.  The brief was for a 28 year old male who loves guitars and to add the sentiment as shown.

So, Kenny K Guitar Rocker digi was called upon.  Coloured with Promarkers and a scrap of stripy blue paper I found in my stash, layered onto some very shiny blue card that I've had for an absolute age.


All the snowflakes are Marianne Creatables plus I added a wooden snowflake over the blue one.  Stars are from a cute little X Cut reindeer die and I handwrote the sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following:

Sketch Saturday:  Sketch followed  TOP THREE
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
Merry Monday:  Masculine Christmas
Crazy Challenge:  Get Ready For Christmas
Glitter and Sparkle:  Blue and White

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Prezzie

A quick Christmas card rustled up with the help from Dr Digi and the fab Prezzie digi.  I've coloured it with Promarkers and added a sentiment that is personal to the recipient.

I've added it to a star shaped card - green card from my stash and I've added a faux running stitch around the edge.


Pretty simple really!  Don't know why I've not thought of this combination before!

I'd like to enter the following:

Make My Monday:  CAS Christmas
CAS on Sunday:  CAS Christmas
Allsorts:  Anything Christmas
Fussy and Fancy:  Shaped Card

Monday 28 November 2016

Two and Cute

My youngest niece turns two at the end of the week and I've made her this cute card with a Lily of the Valley panel - great for quick card making.  Plus I'm virtually guaranteed to have some ribbon to match!

All the pink card is from my stash and I've hand cut the bunting and double glittered a wooden number - I did a pale pink glitter glue base to start with but it wasn't deep enough colour for my liking so out came the cerise!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Paper Play Sketches:  Sketch followed  WINNER
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Cute and No Designer Papers  WINNER
Ooh-La-La:  Birthday Celebrations
Patties Creations:  Birthday

Friday 25 November 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Christmas Non Card or Anything Goes

The current Polkadoodle challenge still has a week to run and the theme is

Anything Goes

The DT had a theme of Christmas but not to be a card.  I've made a cute tag with kraft card (Sizzix tag die used) plus a swirly bit from a little X Cut holly and berries die.  The red and green papers are printed (double sided) from Winnie Winterland papers and I've used the flowers from the Bubbleicious Frames die, pinched the edges and layered up using foam pads.


The centres are seed beads which have been glued with glossy accents.  Some organza ribbon from my stash and its complete!

Good luck with the challenge - for lots of inspiration pop over to the challenge blog!

I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT:  Not a Card
Crafty Ribbons:  Christmas with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday:  Tag, Ornament or Bauble
Moving Along With The Times:  Anything Goes Christmas
Card Mania:  Tag - You're It
Dies R Us:  Tags  TOP THREE

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Selfie Santa

This is Selfie Santa from Dr Digi which I've coloured with Promarkers plus a little glitter glue.

The snowflakes are a combination of Sizzix die cut with a wooden painted snowflake added to the top.

Apologies for the photo - it was actually really sunny when I took it but because its winter sun, its not quite the same!


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guys:  Snowman
The Crazy Challenge:  Get Ready for Christmas
Creative Corner:  Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge:  Christmas

Monday 21 November 2016

Lilac Birthday

Sometimes I find an image and just 'have' to buy it!  This one is just that - from Kenny K - Happy Hour which I've coloured with Promarkers and added a bit of sparkle to the glass.

Papers are from a bargain £1 stack from The Works and I've cut the sentiment with Clearly Bessotted dies (I've chopped the loopy bits off the start and ends of the words).  Half pearls, ribbon and charm are all from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Craft Cottage:  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl:  Any Image plus Ribbon
Sweet Stampin':  Happy Birthday  WINNER
Pattie's Creations:  Birthday's
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed


Sunday 20 November 2016

Powered By Caffeine (and Gin)!

Another card for one of the football coaches (hence the black and white wrapping paper as that is the team colours) and the red layering is because the recipient follows Liverpool.  And likes gin too!

The image is From The Heart Stamps - Christmas Spirit Birdbrain which I've coloured with Promarkers.  The sentiment comes with the stamp.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Fairytale Challenge:  Sketch followed
Stamping Sensations:  Christmas Greetings
The Paper Players:  Clean and Simple Christmas
Crafty Creations:  Animals
I Love Promarkers:  No Patterned Paper  WINNER

Thursday 17 November 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 120 - Anything Goes

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is

Anything Goes

I've made a simple card with my Memory Box die - snowflake wreath cut out of white linen effect card and added gold half pearls here and there.  Beads and wire are from my stash along with the wooden snowflake / flower and I printed the sentiment before using a Sizzix die for the tag.


Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Cardz 4 Gals:  Contemporary Christmas  TOP THREE
Craft Rocket Challenge:  White on White
Cute Card Thursday:  Christmas
Live and Love Crafts:  White Christmas
Crafty Sentiments:  Snowflakes

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Simply Santa

A quick card from me today using Dr Digi's Simply Santa which can be bought pre-coloured and this is the one I've used.  Own holly and berries plus Memory Box die for the background.


I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas Cards All Year Around:  Santa or Elf  WINNER
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Open Minded Challenges:  Christmas

Monday 14 November 2016

Time To Get Your Jingle On

A quick card from me today - one of three that I've been asked to make for the football coaches.  The team colours are black and white, hence the candy cane and layering!

I've used Jingle Bell Birdbrain - From The Heart Stamps and coloured with Promarkers, plus glitter glue on the hat and glossy accents on the candy cane.


Quick and easy!  I'd like to enter the following:

CAS Colours and Sketches:  Sketch followed
Glitter and Sparkle:  Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations:  Christmas Greeting
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes and a Sentiment

Friday 11 November 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Christmas Paper Weaving or Anything Goes

Good morning!  Time for a Polkadoodles challenge and the theme is

Anything Goes 

The Design Team were challenged to use a Christmas Paper Weaving Theme.  I've printed two of the silvery grey papers from Winnie Winterland and used these to weave a background - I lightly distressed the edges of the strips before weaving for a more shabby chic feel.  The image is also from the same download (pre coloured), printed onto linen effect white card.  Everything else is from my stash


The snowflakes are two Marianne Creatables dies layered together with half pearls added.  Good luck with the challenge!  For more inspiration pop over to the Polkadoodles blog.

I'd like to enter the following:

Winter Wonderland:  Add Ribbon or Lace
Cardz 4 Galz:  A Contemporary Christmas
Cute Card Thursday:  Something Metallic
Christmas At Sweet Stamping:  Anything Goes Christmas

Thursday 3 November 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 119 - Shaped Cards

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

Shaped Cards

I've made a simple card using a great digi image from Cuddly Buddly - Sam Salt's Lilyboo Designs Christmas Buddies and coloured it with Promarkers and watercolour pencils; I've added a bit of glitter glue to the hat bobbles and glossy accents to the eyes.


Papers are rather old - DCWV  Christmas Wishes 6x6 multi stack.  The base layer of card is an off-cut from making a square card - I hate to throw them away!

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

I'd like to enter the following:

City Crafter Challenge:  I See A Star
Christmas Card Challenges:  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments:  Cute and a Sentiment  TOP 5
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes


Tuesday 1 November 2016

Spooky Cupcakes part two

Part two of my DT post for Doctor Digi - this time I've used the Crossbones digi and coloured each with Promarkers then attached to a cocktail stick.

Cupcakes not my creation - courtesey of Sainsburys!



I'd like to enter the following:

Going Grey With Scrap Creations:  Halloween
Inky Chicks:  Too Cute To Spook
Get Creative Challenges:  Anything Goes
Left of Centre:  Halloween

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  TOP FIVE

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Cuppa

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:

Pink

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  TOP THREE
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

Thursday 22 September 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 116 - Snowmen

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

Snowmen

I've used a cute decoupage sheet - Tinsel Tots from La Pashe and used up an offcut of card to make the base.  The paper is from my stash and I've added cute little wooden stars and a string of fairy lights.


Good luck with the challenge!  For more details pop over to the blog!

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready for Christmas
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes / Funny
Come and Get It:  Lot's of Layers

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Tea Trolly Dolly

I made this card for a work colleague's birthday as we always joke that we need a tea trolley - so perfect image from Dr Digi - Tea Trolly Dolly which I've coloured with Promarkers.  I've added one of the sentiments from Comic Sentiments sheet which comes pre coloured so its simply, cut it out and add it to the front of the card with a foam pad!



I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cards and More:  No Designer Paper
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers:  Clean and Simple
Sunny Day Crafting:  Anything Goes

Thursday 8 September 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 115 - Shaped Card

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and I'm joined by a Guest Designer!  The theme for the fortnight is

Shaped Card

I've used a pre printed die cut decoupage card kit from a pack - Pepper's Christmas Party that I've had for a few years and found in my stash (whilst looking for something else!)  I had to trim some edges as they had a little tab and I've inked the edge with a rather worn out pad and added a straight edge to the bottom of the card so it would stand up.


All the decoupage elements have been added with foam pads.  A really quick and easy card to make!  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Paper Creator:  Christmas
Cute Card Thursday:  Animals / Creatures
Ellibelle's Creative Moments:  Anything Goes with a Critter or Creature

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Faldaree Deirdery

I made this card for a work colleague's Birthday who was not amused with the thought that there were snakes on Anglesey when she went walking with her family!

Faldaree Deirdrey from Dr Digi has been coloured with Promarkers and I've added her to the old road map with foam pads.  I managed to find a page with Anglesey on it so it was perfect!  I made the sign and the grass is a Clearly Besotted die (which I think is retired as its no longer on the website)


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sunny Day Challenge:  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion:  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes TOP THREE

Monday 5 September 2016

From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop - Random Image!

It's the first Monday of the month so it can only mean a From The Heart Stamps Blog Hop!  The theme for the month for the DT is:

Random Image

Each of the DT were assigned a random image from the store and I was given this cute Back to School Snowman which is from the Project 100 Snowmen.  I've coloured him with Promarkers plus glossy accents over the glasses and decided to make a gift tag with a jumbo Sizzix die and ribbons from my stash.

 



If you've arrived at me from Michelle then you're on the right track - I'm the last in the hop so don't forget to leave me a comment and then hop back to the blog and leave a comment there too!

This hop is just for fun as Faith is unwell, and it is likely to be our last activity as a Design Team for some time - we hope to be back with Faith is well enough.

The hop will end on Sunday 11 September at 6am EST and the winners will be posted on the From The Heart Stamps blog on the following Wednesday.

Good luck!

Saturday 3 September 2016

First Day At School - Amy

This is the fourth and last card I've made for little ones starting school this September.  This one is for my niece Amy who is so looking forward to going!

I've used a Jellypark image, coloured with Promarkers and added with foam pads for depth.  The sentiment is also Jellypark - both no longer available.



Papers are A to Z by Samantha Walker - I've been creative with the borders as I'm using a lot of left overs!  Charm is are from my stash along with the embroidery thread.  

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  Back to School
Patties Creations;  Back to School
The Paper Shelter:  Make It Digital

Friday 2 September 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Something Beginning with F

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

Anything Goes or Something Beginning with F

I've gone for this Footballer digi and he's been coloured with Promarkers along with the ball.  I found some printed green papers in my stash so turned them into football pitches with a black fine liner pen.  The sentiment stamp is one I found in my stash.


Good luck with the challenge - pop over to the blog for much more inspiration from the Design Team!

I'd like to enter the following:

Colour Crazy Challenge:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks:  Fussy Cutting
Craft Rocket Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday 30 August 2016

Time For A Soak

Now I like nothing better than an uninterrupted soak in the bath. Of course, that very rarely happens...... Deirdery, from Dr Digi, on the other hand has it down to a fine art! 

Deirdery as been coloured with Promarkers then added to the background - papers from my stash and I've made the floor boards and skirting board myself - with foam pads so she stands proud a little.  Letters have been cut with a Cuttlebug alphabet set.



I'd like to enter the following:

Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes TOP THREE
Passion For Promarkers:  Make Us Smile  TOP PICK
Cards In Envy:  Square Cards
Ooh La La:  Girlie