Thursday, 21 May 2020

Falling

We are now eight weeks into lockdown and I have re-discovered my love for Lavinia Stamps.

I have had them for years but not really used them very much, mainly due to fear of them looking rubbish, but I am pretty happy with the outcomes.

I spent a whole day creating backgrounds, using a mix of brushos, spray inks and distress inks on a variety of paper types, some shiny photo card and others on smooth white card.  I also used a Gelli plate for most of the backgrounds.

So here are a few of my favourites.








Challenges Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps - Colour Challenge
TTCRD - ATG
Here is a place to start - Custom Background

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Thank You NHS

Wow it has been almost a year since I last posted, mainly due to moving house at the end of last year, but also I must admit my mojo was out of juice.

It is slowly coming back and due to all the time off during this Covid-19 pandemic,  now is a good time to dive back in to being creative with so much spare time.

So when I saw the new Winnie Heroes collection from Polkadoodles, I just had to colour one up in support of all the fabulous workers in the NHS, who are putting themselves at risk every day to help save lives.

I have had major and minor surgery several times in the last 5 years and without exception the care I received was fantastic.

So this is for all the Nurses, Doctors and carers out there doing what they do best, looking after us and saving lives.


Image has been coloured with Copic Markers.


Challenges entered:-

A Perfect time to craft - ATG
A Bit more time to craft - ATG
Crafts galore encore - ATG



Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Hyacinth

Wow, it has been so hot this last week that I have been feeling very lazy, but I did make time to create a Birthday card for a work collegue, which is also my inspiration project for Polkadoodles DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge.

The image I have use is 'Hyacinth' from the Darling Buds collection, I have coloured her with copics in shades of pink and teal, my favourite colour combo.



I teamed her up with one of the beautiful papers from the Helga Hippo collection.




My colleague is a girl who likes a lot of bling, so I edged the white centre chevron with sticky back gems and finally I added a mini envelope with hearts escaping.

We would love to see you over on this weeks challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY as always it is ANYTHING GOES and if you pop over today there is a special discount code.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Polkadoodles Store
Polkadoodles Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
Inspiration Gallery

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment
TTCRD - ATG

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Zodiac Sprites 2

Today I am back with the next set of Zodiac Sprites by Aurora Wings, for the new showcase today.

First up is the elegant Libra, she is coloured with Copics and mounted on Green and Teal Papers, which were left overs from a previous project, with a hand tied Green Satin bow.



Libra Sprite JPG at AuroraWings.com -- https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p728/Libra-Sprite-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings.html#/

Libra Sprite PNG at AW on Etsy -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/715914429/png-libra-sprite-aurora-wings-digital

Libra Sprite PNG at AuroraWings.com -- https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p729/Libra-Sprite-PNG-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings.html#/


I really like the next little fellow 'Scorpio', but for some reason when I was colouring him, I had a lobster in my head - hence the red/orange tones, but I think he looks super cute in these colours.

Scorpio Sprite JPG at AuroraWings.com -- https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p730/Scorpio-Sprite-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings.html#/

Scorpio Sprite PNG at AuroraWings.com -- https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p731/Scorpio-Sprite-PNG-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings.html#/

Scorpio Sprite PNG at AW on Etsy -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/702062850/png-scorpio-sprite-aurora-wings-digital


I really wasn't sure what background I wanted for little Leo, but then I remembered that I had already inked some backgrounds, so added some sparkly stars and a tiny tag, to sit my Leo on.

 Leo Sprite JPG at AuroraWings.com -- https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p724/Leo-Sprite-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings.html#/

Leo Sprite PNG at AuroraWings.com -- https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p725/Leo-Sprite-PNG-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings.html#/

Leo Sprite PNG at AW on Etsy -- https://www.etsy.com/listing/715912253/png-leo-sprite-aurora-wings-digital

Finally we have the beautiful Virgo, standing under a cherry blossom tree, looking so pretty in Red.

And of course, Mitzi is giving some great discount codes to help purchase these lovelies.


Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Some Bunny


I have a very quick and easy project to share today for my polkadoodles DIGI CHOOSDAY inspiration.

The image I have used is "Some Bunny adores you' from the Too Cute collection, I thought this would be perfect to adorn a little treat bag for a new pet.

I have coloured him with Copics and used the blender pen to dab some texture on his fur.


The bag is a design from the Silhouette store which has been cut using one of the papers from Sticks and Bones.

Finally I tied some ribbon from my stash to add a cute bow.

We would love to see your wonderful work over on our Challenge blog where the theme is always ANYTHING GOES and you have a chance to win a Polkadoodles prize and don't forget that every Tuesday we add a discount code to the blog to help with your Polkadoodles purchases.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-


Polkadoodles Store
Polkadoodles Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
Inspiration Gallery

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a card
Cutie Pie Challenge - Ribbons & Bows
Make my Monday - 'B' - Bunny/Bag



Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Little Mermaid

It's been a crazy week for me, busy at work and putting our house of the market, so it was nice to take time out to play with this adorable image from Polkadoodles for this weeks DIGI CHOOSDAY inspiration.

This is Meribelle Swishy Tail, who I have coloured in pinks and purples using my Copics.




I used a kind of fish tank Silhouette file from Sandras scrap shop and I have decorated with various sea themed dies from my stash.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following Link and also on Instagram #polkadoodles.

Polkadoodles Store
Polkadoodles Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog
Inspiration Gallery

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments  - Water
TTCRD - ATG
A Perfect Time to craft - ATG
Classic Design Team - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Science Nerd


For this weeks DIGI CHOOSDAY project, I have made a Fathers day card for my son to give to Hubby.

The image is 'Science Nerd' from Work & Play 12.  The paper is also from this collection.



The image was coloured with Copics and then I found a Periodic tables font, which I used to spell out Dad.

We would love to see your entries in our ANYTHING GOES challenge and there is always the chance to win a prize.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-


Challenges Entered:-