Sunday 31 December 2017

Green Monster

And here is another monster from Polkadoodles - spotty papers and monster from the Little Monsters download kit.  I've coloured him with Promarkers plus found some wonderfully matching green card in my stash.  Buttons and half pearls are also from my stash.  I've cut out the image and layered it using the Stitched and Pierced dies also from Polkadoodles.


I'd like to enter the following:

The Sketch File:  Sketch followed
Hiding In My Craft Room:  Freestyle
Pause, Dream and Enjoy Challenges:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Challenges:  Masculine  WATERCOOLER ROCKER

Saturday 30 December 2017

Winnie Mermaid

Here I am with another of the wonderful Winnie dies from Polkadoodles!  I've made the card base using the Stitched and Pierced Circles dies, the Winnie Ballerina body, top part of the tutu and also the single hair piece.  I used Aquamarkers to colour a scrap bit of card, cut out the top part of the tutu and then two of the single hair pieces - I cut one in reverse so I could get the mermaid 'tail'.

After gluing the tail together, I applied quite a lot of glossy accents over the top and added seed beads from my stash and a lot of very fine glitter - it doesn't really show up in the photo but there are lots!

The hair has been cut using the Winnie Chic die set and the body colour uses one of the papers from the cardstock pack.

I made the background by adding more glossy accents and the fine glitter and then inking the edges of the card.


Organza ribbon is from my stash along with the flower brad.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World:  Anything Goes
That's Crafty: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks:  Glitter

Friday 29 December 2017

Monster Party!

Another cute Little Monster from Polkadoodles!  Everything you see here (with exception to the glass beads!) have been printed from the download kit - all the images, the sentiment and the paper.  I've coloured the images with Promarkers and I added extra bubbles to the top left corner,


I've added glass beads from my stash and used the stitched and pierced circles dies on the two corners.

I'd like to enter the following:

Less Is More:  Sketch followed
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes WINNER

Thursday 28 December 2017

Got My Eye On You!

How cute is this monster - from Polkadoodles Little Monsters download kit.  I've coloured him with Promarkers and added papers from the kit plus the speech bubble and sentiment from the same kit.


The fancy card edge has been cut with the Scenic Landscape die also from Polkadoodles.  Nice and quick and cute but scary at the same time!

I'd like to enter the following:

CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Add A Sentiment

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Introducing Miss Winnie!

How cute is Miss Winnie!  Made with one of the new dies from Polkadoodles - I've used Miss Winnie plus used papers from the cardstock pack - skin, hair, dress plus the two different backing papers on the card.  There are lots of dies in the Miss Winnie set and are interchangeable with the other two Winnie dies.

I've added a stamped sentiment from my stash and added dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the Sizzix die cut and the sentiment.  Plus half pearls (including the tiny ones on the shoes!) and ribbon also from my stash.


I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Atlantic Hearts Challenge:  Sketch followed
Crafterholics R Us:  Birthday
Crafty Gals:  Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes

Tuesday 26 December 2017

Christmas Chris

Happy Christmas everyone!  Here is Christmas Chris from Dr Digi tucking in to his 10th Christmas pud and wearing the best thing since sliced bread - his reindeer onesie!  I've coloured him with Promarkers and used an offcut from a Graze box for the background.


Card Candy from my stash.  I'd like to enter the following:

Dream Valley Challenges:  Christmas
The Paper Girls:  Holiday Fun  WINNER
Use Your Stuff:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday 22 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 51 - Crafty Ribbons

Time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Crafty Ribbons!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used a From The Heart Stamps - Wee Bit and Lots O Luck, coloured with Promarkers with little lime green half pearls added to the shamrock centres.  Co-ordinating ribbon and waxed thread with two little silver charms in their centre!


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

CRAFT Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze:  Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us:  Anything Goes

Thursday 21 December 2017

Kraft and Blue

Here is another Stampin' Unicorn creation, this time I've used the butterfly from Daisy Friends, coloured them with Promarkers and the added to the kraft card blank with foam pads.  I've also used the grass boarder and the sentiment (although just noticed that it is the wrong way round!)

I stamped directly onto the kraft card using the Blossom large flower and little hearts and then used a little glitter glue and white gel pen for highlights.


I created the border around the card with a black fine liner pen.  All the items are linked above and are available to buy from the Etsy store!  I'd like to enter the following:

Craftaholics R Us:  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Cards Und More:  Birthday

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 148 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've made a cute Christmas card using The Magic of Christmas from Di's Digi Stamps, coloured with Promarkers and Watercolour pencils.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and added a layered snowflake die.


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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Moo Mania and More:  Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Surfin' Santa

Not quite your usual image of Santa but here he is with his surfboard!  Surfin' Santa is available from Dr Digi and I've coloured him with Promarkers plus used papers from Dovecraft Let It Snow 4.5 x 6.5 stack - red card, ribbon, half pearls and charm are all from my stash.


And to finish off I've added a faux running stitch around the edge of the card and the layers.

I'd like to enter the following:

The Holly and The Ivy:  Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes:  Twist - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams:  Non Traditional Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys:  Here Comes Santa Claus
Crafty Cardmakers:  Christmas
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch followed

Sunday 17 December 2017

Summery Daisy Friends

I do like making clean and simple cards and with using this stunning Daisy Friends stamp, then its so easy!  I first of all made the card blank with white linen effect card and cut the aperture with a circle die.  The Daisy Friends stamp was inked up and I stamped it directly through the aperture, coloured it with Promarkers and then used dry watercolour pencils for the background.  The sentiments were stamped on off-cuts of the same card and then added around the frame.


And to give it a bit more interest, I added some cute die cut LDRS Dotted Wings Butterflies, added some half pearls from the Magic Sparkles embellishment pack to their centres and five around the top left of the circle aperture.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Girls Creations:  Anything Goes
Create and Inspire:  Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes

Friday 15 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 50 - Melonheadz

Time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Melonheadz!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used the little boy and girl from the Snow Day bundle, coloured them with Promarkers then added to the white hammered card blank with foam pads for a bit of depth.

I've cut a background from off cuts of the same card using a steel die with a sticthed edge and then added the hand written Sizzix tag.


Half pearls and embroidery thread are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

CAS on Friday:  Christmas
Winter Wonderland:  Christmas
CRAFT Challenge: Christmas
Passion for Promarkers:  Add A Sentiment

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Shabby Chic

Bit of a shabby chic card here using some wonderful Stampin' Unicorn products!  Both papers are taken from the Butterfly Dreams 6x6 paper pad (the paper is really good quality and nice and sturdy which makes it great to rough up!)  The sentiment is from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera 6x6 paper pack (again, I've lightly distressed the edges).


The flowers are beautiful and I've curled some thin strips of the paper which were left over after trimming - flowers and half pearls from the Heavenly Dreams Embellishment pack.

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Fab N Funky:  Anything But Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday:  Any Occasion
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Last Tree In The Shop

Here is a card for those who leave getting their Christmas Tree until the very last possible moment.  Having said that, one year our tree did look like this come Christmas Day as all the needles dropped off!  I've used Last Tree In The Shop from Dr Digi and coloured it with Promarkers.  I've been having a sort out with all the craft papers I have printed and found these in my stash - they are that old that they've been retired!


The base card is from a great pack I bought a while ago from Lidl and the ribbons and charm are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Christmas
Addicted to Stamps:  Season's Greetings
Come and Get It Challenges:  Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge:  Christmas

Sunday 10 December 2017

Pretty Petals

Hello! Sometimes dies just make the most wonderful flowers!  I'm using products from Stampin' Unicorn that can be bought through the Polkadoodles website. Here I've used papers from the Wonderland paper pad and balanced the pinks with one of the ditty flower papers from the Itsy Ditsy paper pad then used a few different sizes of the LDRS Pierced Ovals dies.

I've also cut the aperture of the flower with one of the larger dies.  The sentiment is from the large grab bag of toppers and to finish, the little flower pearl and half pearl on the topper is from the Magic Sparkles embellishment pack.  Ribbon is from my own stash.


Even though it looks quite complex, it was pretty quick to make!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting with Friends:  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday 8 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 49 - Dr Digi

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Dr Digi and I've used Christmas Chris as he makes me chuckle every time!

I've coloured him with Promarkers and added glossy accents to his nose.  I found the gold card blank in my stash when I was having a clear out and the stripy card is the back of a Graze box which I've cut with one of my wavy stitched edge dies.


Half pearls, red parcel twine and the two charms are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Card Mania:  Christmas
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations:  Spots or Stripes
Creative With Stamps:  Reindeer
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Not A Card

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenge to make something other than a card and I've made these cute crackers and gift boxes using papers from Winnie White Christmas and added sparkly thin tinsel plus some really cute tree baubles I bought from Primark.  The tops of the baubles came off really easy with a twist (well, what do you expect when you're getting 30 for £2?!) and I used glossy accents to stick them to the boxes and crackers.


I made the bows with offcuts of card (so not to waste anything) and put some treats inside the boxes and crackers.  They were actually quite quick to make - just had to be patient with the glossy accents drying!

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

Christmas Cards All Year Round:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage:  Christmas Is Coming
Naughty or Nice:  Seasons Greetings
SheepSki Designs:  Sparkle and Shine

Thursday 7 December 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 147 - Boxes

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

Boxes

I've made these cute gift boxes with a Sizzix box die - really easy as all I needed to do was score, fold and stick! The card is a lovely hammered effect which looks a bit snowy!  I've added gift tags from the offcuts with another Sizzix die and the bows have been made with card I found in my stash and added mini glittered baubles that I bought from Primark.


The clasp bit at the top of the bauble came off really easily so I was able to glue the flat bit directly to the centre of the bow.  And as luck would have it, the baubles matched papers from my stash!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Simon Says:  Gift It
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Christmas

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Small Beginnings

I have a new Stampin' Unicorn project to share today that I've made with a wonderful stamp set - Small Beginnings.  There are 8 individual stamps in the set and they can be used to layer up the flowers.  I've used the largest stamp as the main image (the dies are Sizzix) and then added the sentiment onto a circle die cut.


I've added liquid pearl dots around the edges of the image, card and sentiment.  And I've used Promarkers to colour.  Look out for more from the DT - we've loved these stamps and have lots to show you!  You can still catch the show on Hochanda and all the products can be bought through Hochanda or the main stockist Polkadoodles.

I'd like to enter the following:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Add A Sentiment
The Paper Girls:  Stamping Fun
Fashionable Stamping:  Nature

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Quick Box

Here is a quick gift box made with a cushion box template from Dr Digi - all you need to do is cut, score and glue!  I've added a matching gift tag.


The template fills a sheet of A4 so its large enough to put quite a few chocolates in it!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Cards and More:  Snowmen
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges:  Snowmen
Aurora Wings:  Anything But A Card

Saturday 2 December 2017

Stampin' Unicorn - Blossom

I have a really quick and easy card to share, made using the Blossom stamp set from Stampin' Unicorn and the Daisy Friends Happy Birthday sentiment  You really do get a lot for your money with the Blossom Stamp set!

I've used Promarkers to colour the image after I've stamped it directly onto my white linen effect cardstock.  For some reason I seem to have a rather lot of random seed beads in my stash so used some of them up here by sticking them on with glossy accents.


I stamped the sentiments from Daisy Friends on off-cuts of card and then added them to the panel with foam pads for extra depth.  Around the edge of the panel I've added a dotted line with a black fineliner pen and to finish off, a little LDRS butterfly die cut plus a little white half pearl from the embellishment pack.

This has got to be one of those stamps that I will go to time and time again - so lovely to use and colour up and it stamped perfectly for me every time!

Don't forget to tune in to Hochanda tomorrow (3 December) at 8am and 12noon GMT for a new release that the Design Team have had lots of fun with!  If you like this stamp then you will love the new release!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes  BIRTHDAY HONOUR
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting:  V is for Violet  TOP PICK

Friday 1 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 48 - Crafty Sentiments

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.  The challenge theme is:

Anything Goes

I've used two of the cute images from the sponsor, the first is Benson and Betty which I've coloured with Promarkers.  Snowflakes are a metal unbranded die and the ribbons are from my stash.  I've handwritten the little Sizzix tag.


The second image I've used is Christmas Penguin and I've also coloured him with Promarkers but made it into a slider card.  I've embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder and the sentiments are Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.  And yes, it really does slide!


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

Benson and Betty
Moving Along With The Times:  Christmas Animals
Fab N Funky:  Christmas
The Paper Shelter:  3 Different Embellishments (snowflakes, ribbon, tag)
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Christmas

Christmas Penguin
Aud Sentiments:  Christmas and a Sentiment  TOP FIVE
Creative Knockouts:  Snow Much Fun
Cute Card Thursday:  Things With Wings
Fairytale Challenge:  Christmas Animals

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Simple Snowman

A quick card that I had to make 3 of in team colours (black and white) - I've used Simple Snowman from Dr Digi, coloured it with Promarkers and then added it to the hammered card base with foam pads.


The words are Sizzix Tim Holtz die cuts and the stars are various X Cut dies and I've used silver card from my stash.  The large die cut snowflake is an unbranded metal die.  And to finish, a faux running stitch around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen.

I'd like to enter the following:

The Sketch File:  Sketch followed
Cards In Envy:  It's Only Paper
Dream Valley Challenges:  Add Texture
Addicted To Stamps:  Monochrome
Alphabet Challenge:  S for Snow People

Friday 24 November 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 47 - Polkadoodles

It's Friday so time for another Colour Crazy challenge!  And, as always, the theme is

Anything Goes

And for the second week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles!  I've used Winnie Wings, coloured her up with Promarkers plus glitter glue and made a half circle card with papers from the same Winnie White Christmas collection.


I've added dots of liquid pearls around the edges plus a sentiment from the same collection, and the snowflakes are die cuts with pink half pearl centres.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
Craft Rocket:  Christmas Is Coming
In The Pink:  Spots / Stripes  PERFECT PINKIE
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner:  Dies  TOP THREE

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Christmas

The current Polkadoodle challenge is, as always, a theme of

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make something Christmas so I've gone for the Winnie White Christmas collection and used one of the pre coloured images.  The colours are really soft and gentle and are also continued in the papers.  I've gone for a distressed look, added one of the sentiments which I layered onto one of the papers using Pic Monkey.


Half pearls, organza and satin ribbons from my stash (and matched the colour ways perfectly!) Snowflake charm and bakers twine also from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Alphabet Challenge:  Snow People
4 Crafty Chicks:  Winter Activities
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Craftaholics:  Girlie
The Paper Shelter:  Christmas Card

Thursday 23 November 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 146 - Anything Goes

A quick and easy card for the new Crimbo Crackers challenge, the theme is

Anything Goes

I've used a wooden Christmas tree decoration that I bought a few years ago in the sales, added a Sizzix tag that I've hand written, a bell and then tied it all together with the candy twist string that was attached to the decoration.


I've used a Sizzix embossing folder for the top half, and I found an offcut of spotty paper in my stash so used that for the bottom half.  I cut them with an unbranded die to give the wavy effect.  A faux running stitch with a black fineliner pen around the edges plus some half pearls and the card is complete!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Inspire Create:  Sketch followed
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges:  Christmas Card
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Christmas Is Coming
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Pud

A quick card from me today using Xmas Pud from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers plus a little glossy accents added to the berries.  I've used a kraft card blank and added a piece of printed burlap from a 6x6 pad from The Works which I've layered on to a random piece of pale gold card I found in my stash that has been recycled from some packaging.



The waxed cord is from my stash.  I'd like to enter the following:

A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Ike's World:  Anything Goes / Cake (it is a cake really!)  TOP THREE
Passion for Promarkers:  It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy:  Anything Goes

Friday 17 November 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 46 - Polkadoodles

Time for another Colour Crazy challenge and as always, the theme is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles and I've used this very cute Rudolph Onsie, coloured with Promarkers plus glossy accents on the nose.  The papers are also from the same Winnie White Wonderland collection.  The wooden reindeer and stars are from my own stash.


I've lightly distressed the edges of the image and papers with scissors.  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Createful Heart:  Anything Goes  TOP THREE
Daisy Chain:  Christmas / Winter
Love To Craft:  Anything Goes  
Sweet Stampers:  Christmas  DT FAVOURITE
CRAFT:  Christmas
Craft Rocket:  Christmas Is Coming

Friday 10 November 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 145 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've used a kraft card blank and then with offcuts I've added a Marianne Creatables snowflake die cut and Sizzix thinlits.  The mitten is my own template and I've used papers I found in my stash plus the off cuts made the bow..  I've hand cut the holly and the berries are embellishments from a posh set of crackers from a few years ago.


The bell I bought as a set from ebay and the little lego man was personal to the recipient!  A bit of light inking and faux stitches with a black fine liner pen and the card is complete!

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

Daring Cardmakers:  Wollen Mittens
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Christmas Is Coming
ABC Christmas Challenge:  X Marks the Spot
Dream Valley Challenges:  Sentiment
Pile It On:  Large Sentiment

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 45 - All Dressed Up Stamps

There is a new challenge over at the Colour Crazy blog and as always, the theme is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps and I've used A Star Is Born, coloured it with Promarkers and used Watercolour pencils for the background.


I've hand written the sentiment on a Sizzix tag die cut and the ribbon, embroidery thread, wooden snowflake and half pearls are all from my stash.

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

CRAFT Challenge:  Winter
Sasayaki Glitter:  Blue
Animal Friends:  Christmas
Daisy Chain Challenges:  Christmas
The Paper Shelter:  For A Child (4 year old nephew)

Friday 3 November 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or White With A Hint Of Colour

Time for a Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to make a Christmas project that was mainly white but with a hint of colour.  I've used Holly Sparkles Christmas Unicorn from the Winnie White collection.  Coloured with Promarkers plus some die cut snowflakes, lots of sparkle and organza ribbons; cute!


I've also added some half pearls too and the edge of the image and card blank I've scored with a bone folder.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Jingle Belles:  Not A Creature Was Stirring  DT FAVOURITE
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Christmas Is Coming
In The Pink:  Ribbons and Bows  TOP PICK
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes With a Bow  TOP THREE
Crafty Animals:  Anything Goes

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Counting The Years

A Birthday card for the older fellas in our lives!  I've used Drac's Dentures from Dr Digi and coloured him up with Promarkers.  The papers I found in my stash and I've not got a clue where they are from!

I've handwritten the sentiments with a white gel pen on off-cuts of black card and the charm is from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Create and Inspire:  Anything Goes
Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  Birthday
Avenue 613:  Anything Goes / Male Card

Friday 27 October 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Non Card Winter Themed

The current Polkadoodle challenge theme, as always is

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to create a Winter Themed Non Card.  I've made a cute kraft card gift box - the box die is from Sizzix (it came with the Big Shot!) and I've used papers from Winnie White Christmas to make the gift bow - layered onto the off cuts of kraft card from making the box.


The tag is also from the collection - I added the wording using Pic Monkey and then added some thin red satin ribbon from my stash.  The little stars were cut from glittered cardstock (amazing that I had some in the same colours!!) using a little X Cut die.

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

Moving Along With The Times:  Add a Charm or Tag
Through The Purple Haze:  Non traditional Christmas Colours
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy:  Christmas Anything Goes

Thursday 26 October 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 144 - Quick and Easy

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

Quick and Easy

I've made a card using one of the pre coloured image panels from the Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas collection.  I've added the sentiment using a free graphics programme and then added extra holly as decoupage and some small X cut glittery stars.  Half pearls have been added as berries to the holly.


And I think it took me about 15 minutes to make the card!

Good luck with the challenge!

Crafting By Designs:  Christmas
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
Sunny Day Crafting:  Quick and Easy
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Stampin' Unicorn - Blooms

Here is my first creation with these wonderful Stampin' Unicorn clear stamps!  I've made a simple repeat stamped panel using the All About Daisy set.  I coloured an additional daisy with Promarkers plus a leaf, cut them out and added to the panel with foam pads.


I coloured strips of card with the same Promarkers to layer behind the panel.  Finally, I scored a border around the edge and added some chunky glass beads to the daisy centres.

Easy peasy!!  And so many possibilities!

I'd like to enter the following:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Create and Inspire:  Anything Goes
Cute As A Button:  Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps:  Flowers
CAS on Friday:  Flowers

Grumpy

A quick card made with one of the Grumpy Sentiments from Dr Digi, enlarged so it became the focal point and then printed.  I've also added Pint Glass from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers.

The stars are cut from off-cuts of scrap card with an X Cut die and then layered with foam pads.


I'd like to enter the following:

Connie Can Crop:  To Die For
Crafter's Cafe:  Shaped Card
Creative Craft Cottage:  Sentiment
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Goes with Twist of Male Card

Friday 20 October 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 42 - Crafty Sentiments

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and we are sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments Designs, and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

I've used Day Dreaming and coloured him with Promarkers.  I found some scraps of paper in my stash that were offcuts from a previous project and as they were only strips, I had to be creative to get them to fit around the image and embossing panel.

The embossed star panel is From Me To You and I've added faux stitching round the edges.  Buttons and embroidery thread are also from my stash.

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

As You Like It:  People or Animals (people are easier to colour!)
Passion For Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesdays:  Masculine Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  One For The Boys

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Toolshed Ted

Here is Ted pottering around in his garden!  I've coloured Toolshed Ted from Dr Digi with Promarkers and then attached him to the card base with a strip of acetate so he can be moved about.  The numbers show 65 and I've used my Clearly Besotted grass die (offcuts of card coloured with Promarkers) to cover them.  The templates for the numbers are my own creation.

The wooden board backing paper is from my stash and I've handwritten the sentiment on a scrap of kraft card and used a cocktail stick to attach it to the card.


I've also added two little seedlings, also coloured with Promarkers.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes DT FAVOURITE
Digi Choosday:  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks:  Anything But Square
Passion For Promarkers:  Anything Goes TOP FIVE
Connie Can Crop:  To Die For
Crafters Cafe:  Shaped Cards TOP THREE

Friday 13 October 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 41 - Oddball Art

Time for another Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

This week we are sponsored by Oddball Art and I've used this wonderful image Smile generously donated to be used by the DT.  I've used Promarkers to colour with watercolour pencils for the background.  I've used an unbranded metal die to cut out the image and I've used Dovecraft 6x6 More or Less papers.


Ribbon, flowers, button, embroidery thread and half pearls all from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

I Love Promarkers:  Dies
The Crafty Addicts Challenge:  Autumn Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Autumn Colours
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter:  Orange
Moving Along With The Times:  Autumn / Fall

Thursday 12 October 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 143 - Create A Scene

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

Create A Scene

I've made a shaker card and this was a special request card too for a Chelsea Football fan who loves cars!  I've used a Memory Box die for the scene and added some fake snow and seed beads for the shaker bits - both from my stash.


The car charm, ribbon and bakers twine are also from my stash and I've used an X Cut star die plus a swirly little X Cut die too.  I printed the Chelsea emblem a few times and then cut then out.

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

ABC Christmas Challenge:  U for Unlimited and V for Vibrant
Christmas at Sweet Stampin';  Anything Goes
The Male Room:  Use Metal
A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges:  One For The Boys
Crafters Cafe:  Die Cuts / Punches

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Morag The Moo

Here is a card made using Morag the Moo image from Dr Digi.  I've coloured her with Promarkers and added to an offcut of card for the base.


The grass has been coloured with Promarkers and I've used a Clearly Besotted die to cut out the shapes.  The sign has been handwritten.

I'd like to enter the following:

Creates and Makes:  Anything Goes  DT FAVOURITE
Inky Chicks:  Anything But Square
Always Fun Challenges:  Lots of Layers
Make My Monday:  Animal Antics  TOP THREE
Ooh La La Challenges:  Die Cuts

Friday 6 October 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Halloween

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

The DT were challenged to create something spooky and I've used the new Halloween Trick or Treat collection.  I've made a simple pillow box from one of the papers and a sentiment, scoring the different folds and also the top and bottom - I use a scrap piece of card as a template for the shaped parts otherwise I could end up with anything!  I layered the sentiment onto a circle die cut and added a plain black card band so that it can slide off.


The sentiment are letter die cuts I found in my stash - I cut up a letter g to make the two o's and then coloured them with Promarkers.  The little bats are table confetti.

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

Sasayaki Glitter:  Orange
Crafty Gals:  Add A Bat
Double D Challenges:  Fright Night / Mood Board
Delicious Doodles:  Halloween
Scor-Pal:  More Than One Score - Treat Holders
Paper Creator:  Simply Spooky

Colour Crazy Challenge Week 40 - Di's Digi's and Scrap N Dipity

Welcome to a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is as always:

Anything Goes

We are sponsored by Di's Digi's and Scrap N Dipity who generously provided the DT with images to play with.  The first one is from Di's Digi's - Football Bench and I've coloured with Promarkers plus watercolour pencils for the background.  I've handwritten the sentiment and added X Cut stars from papers I found in my stash.


And I also got to use an image from Scrap N Dipity - Little Super Hero Boy which I've also coloured with Promarkers and then added to the background (actually wallpaper) and I made the Clearly Besotted die cut sentiments by cutting up various words and piecing them together, except the birthday one which is an actual full die cut!


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

Football Bench
Aud Sentiments:  Use Die Cut and Sentiment
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes Birthday
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Dies

Superhero
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Birthday or Pretty Pinks
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers:  Dies
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Dies