Saturday, 30 November 2013

Celebrate in a Big Way!

Eeek - almost ran out of time with this one!  But at least I am almost upto date with all my DT commitments plus all my Christmas orders are complete so its just my own stuff to do now but I've probably got enough Christmas cards as I've made them throughout the year.

Anyway, this digi image that I've used is From The Heart Digital Stamps monthly progressive challenge - you join in and then get the next month's image free!

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and then the background with watercolour pencils.  Layered it onto an offcut of red card, added the sentiment (comes with the image) and then added the gingham ribbon which is from Meiflower (a bargain at £2.49 (half price!) for a roll!) I've added glossy accents to the heart balloon - it just doesn't show up too well in the photo.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From The Heart Digital Stamps:  Monthly Progressive Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons:  Birthday's
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes

Jellypark Challenge - Christmas

At Jellypark we have a month long challenge and the theme is: 


I've used the cute Five Christmas Robins digi stamp which I then printed an additional robin and added him to a branch with foam pads - the card was for a family of 6 so I wanted it to be representative!  I've kept the card quite simple - the robins have been coloured with Promarkers and I've added stickles and liquid pearls too.  The background I coloured with watercolour pencils for a softer look.

The image was layered onto some red card and I've added bakers twine and a snowflake charm (which is actually back to front but I liked the plainer side for the card!)

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

Wags n Whiskers:  Things With Wings
Aud Sentiments:  Any Sentiment
Charisma Cardz:  Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge:  No Squares Allowed
Fab n Funky:  Cute Critters

Friday, 29 November 2013

Polkadoodle Challenge 48 - It's A Sketch!

There is a new Polkadoodle challenge and this week there is a sketch to play with!  For all the details, pop over to Polkadoodles.  I changed the star element and decoupaged the cute bear from A Sundae of Seasons:

The sentiment ticket is from A Home For Christmas and I've used my fab Memory Box die to create the top and side snowflake border.  Ribbon is from my stash along with the three pearlescent stars.  Stickles around the edges of the card and ticket and the card is complete!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Left of Centre:  No People
Pattie's Creations:  Christmas Card
4 Crafty Chicks:  Christmas
Crafty Ribbons:  Anything Goes With Ribbon

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Christmas Sparkle!

The reason why Phyllis the Festive Fairy is so late today in making her appearance is because she's not wearing a watch and the time just simply flies by when you're sprinkling fairy dust! And the reason why she's not wearing a watch? It clashes with her costume!

You can find Phyllis as a digi stamp over at Dr Digi. I've coloured her with Promarkers and stickles. The wooden star is a Tesco ornament from a few years ago that I've covered with gold stickles (it is gold, just the photo is rather naff!) A bit of gold cord and a handwritten sentiment and its done!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers: Clean and Simple
Imagination Crafts: Glitter and Sparkle
Lexi's Creations: Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Things With Wings

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Funky Hand New Releases!

There are some fab new digi image releases over at Funky Hand - 3 different animal monsters - all cute (of course!) plus a monster themed digi paper pack called Hairy and Scary! I've got one of the new digis to share - Monster Dog:

I've dug out some old die cut letters that I've had for years, coloured them with Promarkers to match my colouring of the dog and have added them to a kraft bag. Quite pleased that I didn't make the image any larger otherwise it would have covered up too much of the letters!

The kraft bags were a bargain - I bought a pack of 10 from the poundshop for £1 during the summer and I thought at the time I should have picked a few packs up......!

To have a look at the other Design Team creations pop over to Funky Hand and the paper pack is fab - great for the little monsters in your life!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles:  No Designer Paper
Digitally Sweet:  Anything Goes
Left of Centre:  No People
Aud Sentiments:  Any Sentiment

Friday, 22 November 2013


There is a new digi release from Jellypark - a rather cute Scarecrow! I've coloured mine with Promarkers and then added it to a kraft card blank with a patch of hessian that I found in my stash (and I've had for at least 8 years!)

I've made the card blank into a gift wallet hence the chunky button and garden twine added so it can be closed.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: Colouring
Fab n Funky: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes
Colour Q: Colour Challenge
Colour Throwdown: Colour Challenge

Jellypark Challenge - Give Thanks

I am rather late with this post. A week late, to be precise. However the challenge is still running for another week so not all is lost! The current Jellypark challenge is:

Give Thanks

And I've made this very quick card using a Cuddly Buddly download - you get 16 different 'card fronts' that print out to around 13cm square (or that's the size I make them) for only £2.49! I've then added a cute Jellypark image - Flowers In Vase digi stamp which I've coloured with Promarkers and added tiny amounts of stickles to the flower centres.

I've added a Sizzix die cut tag and I handwrote the sentiment. Embroidery thread is from my stash. Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Shelly's Images: Give Thanks
Creative Belli: Thank You
House That Stamps Built: Giving Thanks
Word Art Wednesdays: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Giving Thanks

Simply Create Too Challenge 51 - Snow or White

There is a new challenge over at Simply Create Too and its also our last challenge until the New Year. The theme is:

Snow or White

I've used the cute Jellypark penguin, coloured him with Promarkers and then added him to the snowy scene I created with a Memory Box tree die, some stickles, two layered Marianne Creatables snowflake die cuts and two little Sizzix tag dies.

I layered everything onto some blue card as the white was a little over powering! I found embroidery thread to match in my stash and handwrote the sentiments.

Good luck with the challenge! For more details, pop over to the Simply Create Too blog!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments: Any Sentiment
Creative Knockouts: Snowflakes
Happy Campers: Glitter It
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: It Will Be All White On The Night
Scrapbooker Phd: Christmas Without Red or Green

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 55 - Anything But A Card

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

Anything But A Card

The challenge is sponsored by Funky Hand and a download of the winners choice is the prize! I've made a bottle tag with left over papers from making a word book using the Sleigh Ride Wordbook download and also the Merry Christmas doodleword digi

I've simply used what leftovers I had from making the pages of a wordbook - the ribbon hides the joins - added some die cuts and then the doodle word which I've coloured with Promarkers. The charm, ribbons and embroidery thread are from my stash. I don't like to throw away the leftover bits from making wordbooks and the pages are a perfect size to make these bottle tags!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

As You Like It Challenges: Spots or Stripes - stripes for me as I know that my project is straight!
Cute Card Thursday: Anything But A Card
Delightful Challenges: Anything But A Card
ABC Christmas Challenge: Winter Wishes
Paper Shelter: Christmas

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Baaaa Humbug!

Flossy is getting into the Christmas spirit - she's wearing her best coat and is braving the rather chilly cold snap.

You can buy Flossy for the grand sum of £1 in the Dr Digi store! I've coloured her with Promarkers, used a Sizzix tag for the sentiment (handwritten) and a Memory Box die for the tree. Ribbon is from my stash and I've added some offcuts of card and stickles and fashioned them to look like snow.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Cards In Envy: Die Cuts
C is for Challenge: Winter Is Coming
There She Goes: Winter Fun
Glitter n Sparkle: Tag It

Friday, 15 November 2013

Polkadoodle Challenge 46 - Shaped Card

Hope you're keeping up with all the posts today and with a bit of luck blogger will be publishing them correctly too! I've been having trouble with the internet and proxy servers and this means that my blog posts are duplicated a number of times or don't even publish!

Anyway, the current Polkadoodle challenge is to make a

Shaped Card

But with no die cuts! So I've gone for one of the cute images from A Home For Christmas cd, enlarged it so that two would fit on a sheet of A4 card, cut them out and then decoupaged it!

I've added a bit of red glitter to the berries in her hair and stickles on her dress, and that's it! Really quick and simple and the images don't distort even when enlarged! Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

An Inky Situation: People
Fab n Funky: Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty: No Embellishments Holiday Card

Forgotten Funkies - Funky Little Christmas!

It's time for another blast from the past with a Forgotten Funkies post! This time the download choosen is Funky Little Christmas! It's not one for the faint hearted as its loud and proud!

I've made two gift card holders which have used one sheet of card each. I've then added some white satin ribbon so that the flap at the top remains closed, added a Marianne die snowflake and a matching button from my stash along with some embroidery thread, and its done!

They didn't take long to make at all - it took longer for the glue to dry!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks: Snowflakes
CRAFT: Gift Bag or Box
Sassy Studio Designs: Not Your Typical Christmas
Bearly Mine Challenges: Christmas In Pink
City Crafter: Hold It

Simply Create Too Challenge 50 Midway Extra - Give Thanks

The Simply Create Too challenge is at its midway point and the theme is:

Give Thanks

I've coloured this cute thank you tag from Jellypark with Promarkers plus stickles and then added it to a lilac card blank along with some Cadbury purple ribbon!

It's a busy Friday today with blog posts - look out for some more to follow! Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers: Stitches
Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges: Thankful
Shellys Images: Give Thanks

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Not Feeling Human

There is a nasty lurgy going around and especially this time of the year it makes everyone feel even worse than they actually are. So here is The Goon From The Lagoon from Dr Digi wishing you make a speedy recovery!

I've coloured him with Promarkers and then added him to the kraft card blank. The sentiment has been stamped with tiny wooden Studio G individual alpha stamps - that's why they are a little wonky!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Anonymous Stamps: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Use A Sentiment / Anything Goes
Card Mania: Anything Goes
Love To Scrap: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Humour

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Funky Hand New Release!

There is a fab new digi paper pack download available from Funky Hand called Little Princess - perfect pinks and perfect for big or little Princesses!  There are also three digi stamps all drawn by Anice!  And here is one of them - Georgie Where Is It?  Each of the digi stamps is only £1.49 so great value!

I've printed her directly onto some lovely linen effect card from The Papermill and coloured her with Promarkers.  I cut round one of my X Cut fancy dies to make the front of the card and left the back as a square.  The heart is cut with a Sizzix die and the papers are from the Winter Wedding download.  And embroidery thread from my stash!

Don't forget you can get 15% off website orders from now until Monday - use the code DT9NOV at the checkout stage!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Brown Sugar:  Anything Goes
Challenges and Candies:  Clean and Simple
Craftitude:  Anything Goes with String or Twine
Charisma Cardz:  Anything Goes

Funky Hand Sale!

Everyone likes a sale and there is one right now over at Funky Hand until Monday - add this code:


And get 15% off at the checkout!

Go on - what are you waiting for?!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 54 - Christmas Words

Better late than never - due to technical problems!  The new Crimbo Crackers challenge theme for the fortnight is:

Christmas Words

I'm sponsored by Scribbles Designs who are offering three images from the store to the challenge winner and I've been lucky enough to play with one of their images - Wintertime Subway Art.  I've simply coloured the images and added some stickles here and there, mounted it onto some shiny blue card and added a boarder of stickles and its complete!

Good luck with the challenge - for more details pop over to Crimbo Crackers!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Jingle Bells:  Holiday Traditions
Totally Papercrafts:  Use Glitter
CRAFT:  Christmas
Delightful Challenges:  All That Glitters

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Wanderin' In The Grass

Poor Nessie is a little lost, although she seems to be enjoying the freedom to kick her heels in the long grass on the banks of Magnetic Island on the other side of the world in Australia.

And who said she was camera shy?! I've coloured Nessie with Promarkers then added her to a card blank which has been covered with a random bit of card I found in my stash. And that's it!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Card Mania: Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge: Animals
Dream Valley Challenges: Humour
Lacy Sunshine: Anything Goes

Friday, 1 November 2013

Jellypark Challenge - Anything But a Card

I must have a bit of a thing for making boxes at the moment as here is the second blog post and second box for the day!  The new Jellypark Challenge is:

ABC - Anything But a Card

And I've made this gift box from my own measurements (it was missing a side at one point!) as I'm making a set of new baby cards to add to it for a friend who is due in the next month.

I've used the fab Toy Giraffe digi stamp (only £1.25!) and coloured it with Promarkers.  I used one of my new Nesties to cut the shape (and I love it!) and some yellow organza ribbon that I bought from Lidl ages ago.

I made the box so that the front of it was where it opened so one side is slightly larger than the other to enable this.  The cards inside are dinky and have the same image.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps:  Clean and Simple
I Love Promarkers:  Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas:  Anything Goes

Polkadoodle Challenge 44 - Anything Goes Christmas

Time for a new Polkadoodle challenge!  The Design Team were challenged to make a Christmas Gift Box but the challenge on the blog is Anything Goes Christmas!

I've used the fab A Home For Christmas cd and printed off one of the box templates onto white linen effect card from the Papermill Direct.  I then added a band of velvet red ribbon (got ages ago from the Scrap store!) and then added one of the little cute images from the same cd that I'd decoupaged.

It didn't take a lot of time to make the box so great if you need quite a few!  Good luck with the challenge!