Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Winter Birthdays

Good morning and Happy Choosday everyone. Before I get onto my post I need to remind you to go over to the blog to grab your discount code for today! 
Now our challenge for this week is Winter Birthdays, and what better to use than the fabulous Octavia Frosted Winter Collection! You can also buy this on CD HERE, and in separates HERE. And as it is my Mum's birthday on the 28th I need to make three cards for her so here they are.
Everything other than the die cut sentiments are from this collection, it really does have everything you need in one place.
This is the one from me.

This one is from my Grandma to my mum

And this one is from my Aunt Sandra to my mum. 
Now please don't forget to check out all my teamies fabulous makes over on the Digi Choosday blog.

I'm entering the top card into the following challenges:

Friday, 20 November 2015

Snowy Christmas

Good morning everyone. Wow Winter is really here now isn't it. Up here in the North of England we are being battered by gail force winds and heavy rain, perfect weather for sitting beside a nice fire and crafting away.
Today I'm here with my make for the Challenge over at the Graph'It Markers colouring challenge blog. We are being sponsored by Polkadoodles this week (Yay!) and the challenge is Snowy Christmas. Here is my make, and the colour chart I had to use.

The image is from the Work & Play 5 collection, Festive Hollybobs. I have kept it simple by just using an embossed background as this will be for our little Nico as he loves doggies.
The GI's I have used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 3120, 4145
Purples: 6190, 6180, 6140
Greens: 7240, 7220, 7210
Greys: 9104, 9103, 9102

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

With Thanks

Good morning and happy choosday. I'm back from my jollies in Sharm-El-Sheikh after having to stop an extra day. Oooo it was so hard to put up with an added day in the 33 degree heat, in a 5* hotel with fabulous food, waiters bringing drink and fruit round all day, lounging around the pool and eating fabulous food! Oh well, it won't be long until I'm back there.

Now onto todays make for the Digi Choosday blog. The theme we have this week is "With Thanks" You may want to get a start on making thank you cards for your Christmas gifts, or maybe you just want to thank someone for something they have done for you, or just for being a friend. Whatever it is we have lots of inspiration for you. Here is my make.

I have used a page from the fabulous Colour Therapy issue 2, Inspiring Foliage. The stamp is from one of my SU stamp sets. I have used my Sakura Tiara pens that I have had forever. I have embossed a back ground and mounted it on 3D foam, and then cut around the image and mounted that onto 3D foam as well.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Sparkly Christmas

Good morning and Happy Choosday everyone. We have a new challenge for you at Digi Choosday and this week it is all about Christmas with sparkles! And here is my make.
I have printed some papers from the Angelberry Christmas collection onto centura pearl card to give the background some sparkle, I've added a bit of glare on the photo so you can see this. I've then printed some embellies from the same collection and some mushroom houses from the Home For Christmas Collection and added some glitter over the snow. I've mounted them all onto 3D foam to give it some dimension. These two collections work fabulously together don't you think!
 A couple of close up shots to show the glitter.

Now don't forget to get over to the blog to get the massive discount code to use on digis until midnight tonight! And of course check out my teamies fabulous makes, they will blow you away.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Autumnal colours.

Good morning. I hope all those that went to, or had fireworks parties last night enjoyed them and stayed safe. They're not my thing, I never liked them as a child and still don't so I usually stay home and keep warm and comfy. This year however I am in the sunshine in Egypt so don't need to wrap up to stay warm! As you are ready this I'm probably on my sun lounger colouring in or reading a good book!
So the reason I'm here is to share my make for the new challenge at Polkadoodles. The challenge we have for this next two weeks is to use the colours of Autumn and here is my make:
I have used one of the designs from the fabulous Colour Therapy Florabunda CD, you can also get this as a download HERE if you can't wait for a CD to arrive! This is one of the 6x6 designs and I have made a card blank to fit it using a Tattered Lace Essentials die. The sentiment stamp and the butterflies are from a Tatty Twinkle stamp set. And the die cuts are TL.
In the stripes around the image I've used a Sakura Tiara gold pen to add a bit of glitter, and some gems on the base.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Reds, oranges and browns.

Good morning and Happy Choosday everyone.
Have you seen the new colouring books on CD and download at Polkadoodles yet? If not get over there and have a look. They sold out when they were on Create and Craft so grab your copy quick! 

You can Florabunda HERE and Inspiring Foliage HERE.

Now onto this weeks challenge at Digi Choosday.
Don't forget it's massive discount day so grab the discount code from the blog before midnight when it runs out.
The challenge this week is to use reds, oranges and browns. We have chosen this as these colours are all around us at the moment in the UK with it being autumn. Look at this photo I took in my garden of all the leaves that have fallen from the Apple and Pear tree.

And here is my card for the challenge.
I have used the sweet Snow White image and coloured her with alcohol markers. The papers I have used are from the Wonderland CD, they are all matted onto brown card.  I made my own flower using the same papers and the foliage is a Tattered Lace die. The bow is from the Octavia collection.

Now don't forget to pop over to the blog to get the discount code and check out my fabulous teamies makes!

Friday, 30 October 2015

All that glitters!

Good morning from a very cold and dreary Yorkshire, I hope the weather is better where you are! I know I don't like this cold wet weather but there is an upside, it makes me want to craft more. So the fire is on, I have printed pages from the fabulous Colour Therapy Inspiring Foliage, and I have my pens and pencils so all is good!

Anyhoo today I am here with my make for some mid challenge inspiration for the Polkadoodles blog. The challenge which started last week is " Add sparkle, bling or glitter" and here is my make:

 I have used the Serenity Fairy Wishes collection to make this card. You can buy the image Serenity Resting on her own HERE if you would just like that. The fabulous Toadstool border has been cut using my cameo and the cutting file can be found HERE, isn't it just perfect for this image!!!!! For the challenge I have added superfine glitter to her wings which you can see better in the close up image.
The sentiment is from a Tatty Twinkles stamp set and the die is from Tattered Lace.
Now pop over to the blog to see me teamies makes, you are going to love them!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Fave colour combo

Good morning everyone, did those of you in the UK remember to put your clocks back an hour this weekend? And if so did you actually get an extra hour of sleep? I didn't as no one told my 19 1/2 year old cat that we were having an extra hour of kip, bless her lol

Anyway the reason I am here today of course is because it's Choosday, yay it's massive discount day over at Digi Choosday so don't forget to get over there and grab this weeks code!

And of course we have a new challenge for you, and this week we want to see your favourite colour combos. You can use 2, 3 or more colours as long as you use more than one colour tone.
Here is my make for this week.

Everyone who knows me knows this bright blue is my fave colour of all time and that I also love purple. This past 3 or 4 years my hair has been both of these colours a few times!
The image, papers, embellies and the sentiment are all from the fabulous Octavia Frosted Winter download collection. If you prefer this on CD you can buy that HERE. And you can buy the image on it's own HERE.

I'm entering this into the following  challenges:

Friday, 23 October 2015

Christmas colours

Good morning, I'm here again with a make for the Graph'It Colouring Challenge blog. The challenge is to use Christmas colours from this palette

Well I love red and blue so this wasn't hard for me! The cute image is from Oddball Art and is called Sherry Rescues a Puppy. I coloured the image and then coloured a background which was a total fail so I fussy cut the images out to add to a new background! The background was supposed to be glittery to fit in with the Christmas colours but my shake it pen ran out halfway through and there is nothing else like it so I could rescue it. So I used a stencil to emboss a brick wall and then coloured it in.

The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4105, 4125, 4150, 3120
Reds: 5210, 5222, 5240, 5270
Blues: 7122, 7125, 7130
Dog: 9100, 9101, 9102
Wall: 3210, 3230, 9401, 9402, 9403

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Good morning everyone, how are you all? I'm here today with a post for the Digi Choosday blog and this week we are having a massive party as we are now officially two years old! I can't believe it, it only seems like yesterday when we were starting out. We have lots of cake, jelly, ice cream and some bubbles, so no doubt there will be lots of mess to clean up later on, I wonder who will get that job???

And of course every week we have a MASSIVE discount code for you to use so nip over to the blog to get that. Remember it only lasts for one day so don't miss it!

So to celebrate that we are two we decided the challenge needed to be all about Birthday Celebrations. So we want to see what you can come up with, it can be whatever you want to make from a card to home decor. I chose to use my fave EVER Polkadoodles product for this special occasion and to make a card, so here it is:

I'm sure you will recognise that the product I have used is the fabulous Home Grown collection from the Picknix one collection. You can buy the whole set of three collections HERE. Or HERE as a CD should you wish.

Now as it's our birthday I thought I would give one of my followers a gift! All I want you to do is of course be a follower of me, be a follower of the Digi Choosday blog and enter our challenge this week. Lastly you need to be in the UK as I will be posting your prize to you. When you've done all this come and leave me a comment and let me know which number entry is yours and I'll pick a winner at random to receive a Polkadoodles Work and Play 9 Collection. And before anyone asks, if you are a member of any of the Polkadoodles DT's you can not win this candy, you can enter the challenge but not for my candy, sowwy and all that but you ain't having it!!!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: