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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Design Sheet

Good morning and Happy 
Today over at the Digi Choosday blog the team were challenged to use a design sheet. The challenge for you, if you wish to enter, is as always anything goes.
So I thought I would make an early start on my Christmas cards for this year by using a design sheet from the fab Baked With Love download collection. I love all the Gingerbreads that Nikky creates, I think they are just adorable and those who are regulars to my blog, know I use them loads and loads.
So I started with an A5 Kraft card blank, and ran around the edge with a stitch tool, and then went over it with a brown fine liner pen to make it look stitched. I then cut out all the elements on the design sheet and arranged them on the card. When I was happy with the position of everything I glued them down.
When I fussy cut I like to leave a border around everything to make it pop a bit more. It also saves having to cut around very delicate areas and risking chopping them off.
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Special Birthdays

Good morning and a very, very happy
Today over at the Digi Choosday blog we are celebrating "Special Birthday's".
"Why was that theme chosen?" I hear you ask, well, it's a certain someones 50th birthday this coming Saturday. Yep, you guessed it, I will be 50 magnificent years old (young) on Saturday. I've been looking forward to this for so long, and planning my party for about a year now. I can't show you all the things I've made yet but I will do after the event. My unbirthday surely will be a frabjous event. I just hope the Jaberwocky doesn't fly in an cause havoc. And I do hope the Tweedles don't send people off in the wrong direction to Trotters Bottom, or the ghastly Salezen Grum. Oh and I hope my cake isn't Upelkuchen. And if anyone has a Bandersnatch please leave it tied up outside, I wouldn't want them to get hurt while we are all doing the Futterwacken!
So, onto today's make. Seeing as my party has a Mad Hatter's Tea Party these I have (once again) used the fabulous Winnie In Wonderland collection. I have covered these cardboard numbers using one of the backing papers, I covered them with a black acrylic paint first. I then slightly distressed the edges by lightly sanding them, then added some faux stitching with a white pen. I then printed and fussy cut lots and lots of images and embellies out. I laid them all in place on the numbers, moving them around until I was happy with them, and then glued them all in place, and there you have it. I will put these in the middle of the food table I think.

Here they are individually so you can see them closer.

Righto, I'll be back soon, another year older, but probably not wiser!
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter

Good morning and a very happy
This week over at the Digi Choosday blog the team were challenged to make something with an Easter theme, for you of course it's anything goes. So here is my make.

I've inked around the edges of the paper to make it stand out as I haven't matted any card onto the back of it. I also added a squiggly line around the edge with a fine liner pen. I've mounted all the embellies on to 3D foam and there you have it. Quite a simple, but effective card.
Now don't forget to pop over to the Digi Choosday blog to get today's discount code, and to have a ganders at all my teamies makes.


Friday, 7 April 2017

Not a square card

Good morning from us all at the Polkadoodles challenge blog
This week the challenge set for the team was to make anything but a square card. I thought I would make a circle card for a change as I haven't made one for a while. So here it is.
I have used left over bits of design sheet 1 from the ever so cute Sticks and Bone collection. I used the other bits for a make a few weeks ago. This is why it's always worth while saving the bits that are left over. I've used the Tattered Lace Decorative Edge circle dies to create the card shape and added a squiggly line around the edge. I've place the image and all the embellies on to 3D foam to make them pop. I've shaped and layered the flowers and added to the edge of the card.
Don't forget to go over to our blog to see all the other makes from the team.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Spring

Good morning and a very happy
Today over at the Digi Choosday blog the team were challenged to make something with a Spring feel, the challenge for you is as always anything goes. So I chose to use the beautiful Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection, and worked with design sheet 5 from it. As you can see I didn't use the Winnie image from the collection but it still makes a beautiful card. There were a few other bits left as well, which will go to make another card. The card blank is cream and I have drawn a line around the edges with a brown fine liner pen. I have used a brown ink to ink around the edges of the paper and topper, and mounted all the embellies on 3D foam.

Now don't forget to pop over to the blog to grab today's massive discount code, and of course check out all my teamies makes.
Thanks for visiting and commenting, I really appreciate it. See you soon xx
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - ATG
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - ATG
A Bit More Time To Craft - ATG


Friday, 31 March 2017

Flowers

Good morning everyone. Today at the Polkadoodles blog we have been challenged to use flowers on our makes. For you the challenge is as always anything goes.
So here is my make

I used the fab stamps from the Daisy Days collection. You can get the stamps on their own HERE if you wish to. I did lots of masking and used different inks to stamp the images with onto watercolour paper. I masked the edges of the paper so the stamps wold have a border around them. I then used my Kuretake Zig Art and Graphic pens to water colour the flowers and background. I added a couple of squiggly lines with a black fine liner pen and then mounted to picture on to 3D foam.

So don't forget to go to the blog and check out me teamies makes. 
Thanks for visiting and commenting, I really appreciate it. xx

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Oddball

Good morning everyone. It's already time for another make from me for the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. This time we are being sponsored by the fab Oddball Art and I got to play with this image which is called Daydreams

I coloured the image with my Copics.
The papers are from a stack I got cheap at the Doncaster Crafting Live show last July. It's from Joy! Crafts and it's called Noor's favourites paper bloc.
Now don't forget to pop over to the team blog so you can check out my fab teamies makes.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - ATG
Crafty Creations - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Simon Says - ATG

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Use a design sheet

Good morning and a very happy
For this week the team were challenged to use a design sheet and I chose one from the adorable Winston collection. Here is my make

I've used a cream card blank and printed the design sheet onto cream paper to give it a different look. I've added some faux stitching around the edges of the card which I love to do but this time it fits the theme perfectly! All the elements are mounted onto 3D foam to give them more dimension.
Everything on the card is from the design sheet, nothing added at all.
Now don't forget to pop over to the blog to grab today's massive discount code and check out my teamies makes.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Not a card for Mum.

Good morning and happy
Today over at the Digi Choosday blog the team were challenged to make something for Mothers day that wasn't a card, and here is what I made.

It does look like a card from the front but it isn't it is a wooden standing plaque. I got this in the sale somewhere for 50p and kept it for altering and upcycling into something better. Firstly I painted it with white gesso to give it a base and to cover the wording that was on it. Then I used the script stamp for the Belle Papillon stamp set and stamped all around the edges. Then I used 2 papers from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection, inked around the edges and glued in place. I stamped out some foliage and the bird and butterflies from the Belle Papillon stamp set, and then die cut them with their coordinating dies. I then used the fence from the Winnie collection and watercoloured it with Kuretake Gansai Tambi pains and mounted on 3D foam. I glued the rest of the embellies in place. Then I coloured up the new Primrose digi stamp and mounted her onto 3D foam and place her on the plaque. Finally I used the sentiment from the stamp set and stamped direct on to the paper.


This shows how all of Polkadoodles collections can be used together, whether they be stamps, dies or digital download images and collections.
Now don't forget to pop over to the blog to check out today's massive discount code and or course to check out my teamies makes!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Come and Get It challenge - ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Crafting From The Heart -ATG


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Green

Good morning and a very happy 

Our new challenge for the team over at the Digi Choosday blog today is to use lots of green. Well this one is always a challenge for me as I really don't like the colour green. So after looking through my massive Polkadoodles collection for inspiration I suddenly remember there was an army topper in Work and Play 2 collection that would be great for this challenge so I went with that. There are also a male and a female army image in the collection too should you want to use those.
I printed the topper twice so I could decoupage the truck, and matched some papers to the image. I then thought it need a little bit of something else so I added 3 simple wooden buttons.
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