Tuesday 31 January 2017


I made this card for a work colleague - I've used Chopper from Dr Digi -  and IT Ian  who has experienced many things drop off his bike on the cycle to work! Vintage map used as well which features his start / end point.

Funnily enough, he is called Ian and does look a bit like the image (although his 'tash is not as impressive!)  And I bet he has an Atari t-shirt too!  He was very impressed with the card!

I'd like to enter the following:

Incy Wincy Designs:  For The Men In Your Life
Imagine That:  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Creative Corner:  Very Funny

Friday 27 January 2017

Polkadoodle Challenge - Design Sheet or Anything Goes

Welcome to a new Polkadoodle Challenge!  The theme, as always is:

Anything Goes

However the Design Team were challenged to use a Design Sheet.  The Design sheets on each CD (or download) are such good value and you get sooooo much to work with!  The hardest bit is trying to decide which elements to use!  I've gone for Work and Play 12 - Geek Scientist - you can buy the sheet on its own or if you want more, buy the download as you get each character with its own design sheet.  All I've added is some card candi, glitter glue and glossy accents!

I've simply selected the elements I wanted and cut them out before playing around with the layout and then sticking it all down with foam pads for extra depth.

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

Aud Sentiments:  Masculine and a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday:  Something Fun
Sasayaki Glitter:  Something Green
Watercolour Wednesday:  Masculine

Thursday 26 January 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 125 - Something Cute

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge!  The theme for the fortnight is

Something Cute

I've used a decoupage topper from La Pashe - Tinsel Tots and then added them to an embossed background - both are Cuttlebug folders - Swiss Dots and a snowflake pattern.  The silver twine is from my stash and I've handwritten the sentiment onto a Sizzix scalloped tag die cut.

The sentiment has been cut with Sizzix sentiments die and I've recycled a tissue box to cut it from.  To finish, glitter glue has been added around the edge of the card.

Good luck with the challenge!  For more details and how to enter, pop over to Crimbo Crackers

I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Die Cutting Diva's:  Snowflake or Snowmen

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:

Cardz 4 Guys:  Shaped Card  TOP THREE
Crafty Sentiments:  Dies
Try It On Tuesdays:  Anything But Square
Incy Wincy Designs:  For The Men In Your Life
Ooh La La:  For A Man Or Boy

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  WINNER
Crafters Cafe:  Monochromatic
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes