Friday, 22 July 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Summertime

We're on the second week of the current Polkadoodle challenge and the theme is:


I've made a cute pillow box pouch with Lily Bug Love papers - you can either buy the paper pack or the whole collection!  The template was really easy to use providing the scored lines are followed.

I've added a double windmill with papers from the same collection and a half pearl to the centre.  To finish, I've added some pink ribbon, tied in a bow from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!

Craft Rocket:  Spots and or Stripes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons:  Pink and Girly
Stampavie and More:  Dots
Tuesday Throwdown:  Favorite Embellishments

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 159

Time for the mid post inspiration from the Design Team over at From The Heart Stamps.  Remember to follow the sketch or the twist, or do both and you'll be emailed a $1 code to use towards your next FTHS purchase!  Or save them up and get a free stamp!

I've used Hamlet Pig Wit Determined To Fly and used a loose interpretation of the sketch by adding Memory Box die cut floating clouds.

I've used Promarkers to colour the image and watercolour pencils for the background plus dotted liquid pearls around the edges of the card.
Good luck!  I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
ABC:  L is for Lots of Layers
Animal Friends:  Animals and Die Cuts
Let's Craft and Create:  Four Legged Friends

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

El Gordo

Sometimes there is a perfect image for that just right Birthday card for a work colleague - El Gordo from Dr Digi is just that image.  Coloured with Promarkers and added to the card base with a spring - the backing papers are also from Dr Digi - Luchador and the sentiment too!

As you can imagine the card was a success!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Guys:  Make Us Smile
Paper Minutes:  Make A Happy Card
Try It On Tuesday:  Me Me Smile
Dragonfly Dreams:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Crimbo Crackers - Challenge 111

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

Anything Goes

Please remember that it does need to be Christmas or Festive themed but that is about it!

I've used a wonderful Jellypark image that is sadly no longer available, coloured with Promarkerd plus glossy accents on the windscreen and his goggles.  I've used a Memory Box die for the houses and hills and a random snowflake punch that I found.

He's attached to the card with a spring.  Good luck with the challenge - all the details are on the blog.

I'd like to enter the following:

Art Impressions Stamps:  Anything Goes
Craft Rocket:  Anything Goes
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times:  No Designer Paper
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp:  Create A Scene

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Mini Cooper

Great Mini Cooper digi from Dr Digi - printed off small and coloured with Promarkers and made to look like a road for a 4 year old!

I've used black card and then added dashes of liquid pearls for the road markings and handwrote the Sizzix balloon sentiment, attached it to one of the cards with wire.

Quite quick and easy to make!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes
Ooh La La Challenges:  Something Beginning with F (Four)
A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes

Friday, 1 July 2016

Polkadoodle Challenge - Ribbon or Twine

Today is the start of a new Polkadoodle challenge which lasts for two weeks so plenty of time to get your creations linked up!  The theme is:

Ribbon or Twine

I've gone for a cute mix of Winnie Fruit Punch and  Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.  The main image is from the Fruit Punch cd and the sentiment tile and card shape are from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.  The best bit is that the cd's are quite interchangeable and complement each other!  Oh and if you don't want a cd, you can buy as a full download!

I've added liquid pearls dots around the edge of the card and handwrote the banner.  Half pearls, ribbons and charm are all from my stash.

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

Cute Card Thursday:  Add Banner / Flags
City Crafter:  Bunting
Craft-Dee BowZ:  Anything Goes with Handmade Bow

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 110 - Anything Goes

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

Anything Goes

I've used a cute image and coloured it with Promarkers from Polkadoodles - the image and papers are all from Work and Play Vol 5 Festive Hollybobs.  I've added some tiny fairy lights plus half pearls and ribbon from my stash.

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

Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Digital Delights by Louby Lou:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Fab n Funky:  Christmas
Inky Chicks:  Christmas In Summer
Holly Jolly Christmas:  Add a Ribbon

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

To Brighten Your Day

If you're looking for something cheap, cheerful and to brighten what can only be described as a gloomy day, then look no further than the lightbulb from Dr Digi - its a freebie in the store!

I've coloured the images with Promarkers and added glossy accents to the highlight.  Die cuts are Nestabilities and I've handwritten the sentiment.

Some faux stitching around the edges and it's complete!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Repeat Impressions:  Sketch followed
Cardz For Guys:  Clean and Simple
Die Cuttin' Divas:  Birthday

Monday, 27 June 2016

From The Heart Stamps Sketch 158

Welcome to a new From The Heart Stamps Sketch with a Twist!  Don't forget that you can either follow the sketch or the twist or both - just remember that you must use a FTHS stamp in your creation and there are some great freebies in the store too!

I've used Precious Gift digi and coloured it with Promarkers.  The main backing paper is Dovecraft Back to Basics 3 and I've layered the image onto some lilac card from my stash.  Ribbon is also from my stash plus the half pearls.

To finish, I've added dotted liquid pearls around the edge of the image.  I've added my own sentiment to the tag on the image.

Below is the sketch along with the twist.  Good luck!  Each entry receives $1 towards a purchase in the FTHS store or you can save them up to get a free stamp!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafting When We Can:  Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time:  Anything Goes With Flowers
The Ribbon Girls:  Any Image
Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Good Luck

A card for a work colleague who is leaving us for a new post very soon.  Trouble is, I've had to make a few cards for her so they have all needed to be different!  This one uses the Lucky Birdbrain Chick image from From The Heart Stamps.

I've coloured it with Promarkers plus added glossy accents on the eyes and added a blingy pearl to the centre of the shamrock.

I found a perfect green satin ribbon in my stash, tied it with some bakers twine and added the charm.  I've handwritten the sentiment which is on a half of a die cut shape.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday:  Sketch followed
Great Impressions:  Anything Goes TOP PICK
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations:  Feature A Creature