Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Travel/Holidays

Good morning everyone, I hope you all have a very happy Choosday. For our challenge this week at Digi Choosday the theme is Travel/Holidays, well as I'm sure you are all aware holidays are my favourite thing to do EVER, and I'm having serious withdrawals this year only having one holiday and a quick trip to Spain.
Anyway when I saw the new digi images in the Polkadoodles store one of them reminded me of me so much I had to have it. Why did it remind me of me I here you ask, well once when I went to visit my friend in Spain, she didn't recognise me as I had died my hair and I was wearing a hat! So the image is Maddie Twirling Curls and here she is!
I chose these two colours as they are my favourite colours and my hair used to be that shade of blue and at the moment is purple!
Maddie is coloured with my Graph'It markers and the papers and flowers are from the Dollie Goes East collection download . The postcard stamp and message are from the Postcard stamp set. The suitcase and caravan dies are from Tattered Lace.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Holidays

Good morning everyone, it's a new month which means a new challenge over at the Tattered Lace Challenge Blog. The challenge theme we were set this month is "Holidays" and here is my entry
The image is from the Cherryblossom Lane Polkadoodles CD, and is coloured with Graph'It Markers
The Tattered Lace Dies I have used are the Bon Voyage, the Bucket and Spadethe Postcard and the Helter Skelter all from the Days Out Collection.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Pink, Pink, Pink

It's time for a new challenge over at the Premium Craft Brands blog, can you tell what it is? Yes, you've guessed it, it is to make something pink. Now that's now hard for most girls is it! So here is what I have come up with.

It started out life as a Kraft board bird house. To start with I gave it a base coat of white Gesso. I then mixed the Magenta Pan Pastel with the Gesso and gave it another coat. I then used the same Pan Pastel through the Spirograph mask to create the pattern. I then painted over it with a coat of Glassy Gesso and painted and added a wooden butterfly.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Organised for Christmas

Good morning everyone. It's time for a new challenge over at the Polkadoodles blog, and this week the challenge is "Get organised for Christmas" with the added challenge for the DT to make a shaped card.
So here is my make.

I have used the Dutch Doobadoo Shape art 4 to create the card shape and the matting and layering. The image, papers, sentiment and parcels are all from the Angelberry Christmas CD. The bells and spruce die cuts are from Tattered Lace. I have used the Dusty Concord distress ink around the edges of everything.

Transparency

Good morning everyone. I'm here today with my make for the Graph'It Colouring Crazy Challenge Blog.
The challenge for the DT is colouring things that are transparent.
I admit when I saw what this challenge was I went into panic mode as it's not something I think I can do!
I have used the old Pond Neighbours Clear Stamp from Nikky Hall at Polkadoodles, it may be old but I still love it. Watching Nikky colour this range of stamps was what go me hooked on colouring!
So the colours I used are:
The pond: 7210, 7220, 7240, blender and the silver glitter shake pen
I started at the edges with the darkest colour and worked into the centre with the lightest. I them went over the middle with the blender pen to take some colour out and add swirls. I then added the glitter over the top to make it shimmer.
The bridge and fence: 3110, 3210
House: 5110, 5120, 1210, 1230
Grass: 8110
Sky: 7105

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Blooms

Good morning and happy Choosday to you all. I know I have been missing for a week or so, I am recovering from having my gall bladder removed just over a week ago so haven't been making anything until this pas few days. Hopefully all is good now and I am back into the swing of things!
I'm here today with this weeks DT make for Digi Choosday, and the challenge we have set this week is Blooms. Here is my make
The image is a old one from the Pretty Sweet CD remastered and brought up to date by Nikky Hall. You can now buy Amelia with Basket as a digi download here. The papers are from the CD. The image is coloured with my Graph'It Markers . The roses are made from the same papers. The dies I have used are from Sizzix. I have used a distress ink around the edges of the papers and added a black ink line.

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Texture

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all having a good weekend.
I'm here today, a day late, with a make for We Do Doobadoo UK. The challenge this time is to use textures. Here is my make
I have added texture to my make by using the Hearts Laser Art, the Pink Gingham material, the Dark Denim Material, the Kraft Hearts (covered with Glassy Gesso to add more texture), and some embossed Co-ordinations card.
I have used the Piper With Bunches image from Polkadoodles which is coloured with Graph'It Markers.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Stitching

Happy Choosday everyone. We have a new challenge for you at Digi Choosday today and it is, stitching, whether it be real or faux. I'm sure you all know I'm a fan of faux stitching as I often do it on my projects, so this time I thought I would add some real stitching as well.

I have used the Owl Always Love you download for all the elements on the card other than the sentiment. I have used a distressing tool around the edges of the card, paper and topper. I then got my mini sewing machine out to add the real stitching around the edges of the paper. As you can see it didn't want to play and sew so I ended up having to wind the machine by hand which has given a wonky line of stitching, but this kinda adds to the distressed look of the card. I then added the faux stitching around the topper with a white pen.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Bold and Bright

Good morning blog land, I hope everyone stays safe and dry during the remnants of hurricane Bertha today!
I'm her to share my latest DT make for the Premium Crafts Brands Challenge Blog. The challenge for this next two weeks is Bold and Bright.
I have made this canvas by firstly covering it all in white Gesso to give it a base. I then covered it with a light covering of the orange Pan Pastel. I then made my own circle mask my punching different sized circles into a piece of acetate. I then used Pan Pastels as a paint (mixed with a little water) and painted through the stencil. I then went around the edges of all the circles with a black Sharpie pen and added some white highlights with the white Gesso.

The Pan Pastels I used are:

Friday, 8 August 2014

Fur

Good morning everyone. Over at the Graph'It Markers Challenge blog today the challenge is all about colouring fur. Here is my DT make
The colours I have used are:
Bear: 4110, 4150, 3210, 3140, 3150, 3160
To give the fur some texture I sprayed a piece of velvet ribbon with Graph'It Mix It Fluid and pressed it over the fur.
Chair: 1210, 3110, 3120, 3125
Blues: 7145, 7160, 7165

I am also using this as my DT make for the We Do Doobadoo Blog. The challenge over there this week is Shabby Chic.
The Dutch Doobadoo Products I have used are:
A5 Chicken Wire mask