Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 17


This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY the team were challenged with using a design sheet and I have chosen one from Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses, to create a door hangar to give to my Brother for his honeymoon in the Summer.


I started by gluing my background paper to the MDF hangar and once dry, sanded around the edges.

The next step was to print the design sheet elements and layer them on.

I added a little strip of bling and a hand tied bow and final cut the wording in white vinyl.

Remember our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES and run for a fortnight.  Also every Tuesday there is a discount code for the day.

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As always you can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
A Bit more time to Craft - ATG





Thursday, 20 April 2017

Flora 2 Showcase

Mitzi at Aurora Wings is really creating some stunning images at the moment and today we have another stunner to Showcase.

Introducing FLORA 2.  She is available Here.  I have coloured her with Copics in the Cool Grey and BG families.



I decided to try and use just two colours (never done this before), I chose Grey and Teal.

My original idea was that just the large flowers would be teal and everything else Grey, but as usual with me, it just kind of evolved and I have ended up with way more Teal than planned, perhaps because it is my favourite colour.

I have made a standard easel card and decorated with some lovely papers I found in the local cheap shop.  I also covered an MDF heart with the paper.

To finish I added a double layer butterfly and some pewter liquid pearls.



If you pop over to the Showcase Blog, you can see what my lovely team mates have created with this beauty.



Challenges Entered:-

4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Everybody Art - Blue and one other colour
Shopping our Stash - Must have a Rose
world Wide Design Challenge - ATG
Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 16

It's DIGI CHOOSDAY time and this week the Design Team were challenged with making a card/project for a special Birthday.

I have four members of my family celebrating their 70th this year, so thought I would make a card for   my Husbands Auntie.

I used a paper from the Summertime Stamp Me collection for the background  and also the '70' in the centre of the circle aperture I cut.  Next I framed it with a die cut doily frame.




I then print and cut several of the flowers from the collection  and layered them around the frame and covered them with clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.


Finally I added an accordion butterfly in pink paper.

Remember to go grab TODAYS DISCOUNT CODE and I look forward to visiting you all to see your beautiful creations.


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

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Creates & Makes - ATG/Spring
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
CD Sunday - Spring Colours (polka doodles Summertime CD)





Saturday, 15 April 2017

Blue Wedding

Today I am actually sharing a card that is not for one of my Design Teams.  A lady at work asked if I could make a wedding card, the only info she gave me was the names and light blue with a little sparkle.

So here is what I came up with.


I started by printing the sentiment onto a cornflower blue base and then cut a heart wreath and various flowers in pearlescent white card on my Cameo.

The butterfly is a tattered lace die and finally some resin flowers and gems were added to complete my card.

I think it turned out really pretty and hope the recipient likes it too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafting with Friends - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Stamping with Dragon - Wedding
Simply Papercraft - ATG
CRAFT Challenge - White and one other colour
Crafting by Design - Girls or Flowers




Friday, 14 April 2017

Swings and Slides

Todays card is for the latest challenge over at Colour Crazy, where ANYTHING GOES, as long is there is some element of markers/paint/pastels/pencils on your project.

Our sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I have been working with the very sweet image 'Swings and Slides Wagon'.

I stuck to just three colours, Blue, Red and Green (Hair and skin apart).  I think these bold colours are great on images of Children.
I had the hardest time coming up with a layout (always my downfall), but after much fussing around I picked a pretty blue paper and some blue glitter washi tape.  At the last minute I decided to add a banner and found a little sentiment that I think goes nicely with the image.


Image coloured with Copics,

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Purple Frog - For young People
Oddball Art - Your my best Friend




Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 15

For todays DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge the Design Team have been busy with Easter themed projects.  I must admit to being a little stumped with this one, but after browsing my Polkadoodles images, I thought I could make something a little alternative to the usual Chicks and Bunnies.

So here is my Prehistoric Easter Chick - My egg and chick are from the Sticks and Bones Collection.




I coloured with Copics and then covered my egg with Glossy accents to give it a shell like appearance.

I then cut an Easter Basket on my Cameo and covered with some Easter papers.


Finally I put some tissue paper in the bottom, then filled with milk chocolate eggs, voila the perfect Easter present for my little boy.

Our challenges run for two weeks and are always ANYTHING GOES, also every CHOOSDAY, you can find a new discount code for use that day only.


You can find links to all things Polkadoodles below.

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group


Challenges Entered:-

Die Cuttin Divas - Easter
Ike World - Easter
Animal Friends - Easter


Friday, 7 April 2017

Veil of Petals

There is a new Showcase up today at Aurora Wings and the stunning new image is called 
VEIL OF PETALS, you can find her HERE.

I have coloured her in shades of Purple and Pink using Copics, and a little liquid pearls on the background.



I chose two complimentary A5 pieces of card and glued them on to some thick A4 card, to create a two tone split background.

My son had previously played with my spray inks and created a lovely A3 splatter pattern of pinks, Purples and Blues and I used this to cut the oversized flower and small Butterflies.

The large Butterly is an accordion butterfly from the Silhouette store, which has been cut in blue velum and tied with wire to create the feelers.



I just love this beautiful image, it may be my new favourite and I think I may frame this one for my work room, although I am running out of wall space now!!

We would love for you to visit us and see all the other beautiful projects the team has made and their is a great discount code available too this weekend.



You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Showcase Blog
Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Inky Chicks - Purple
Stinking Inkers - Shower of Flowers
Try it on Tuesday - Botanical
Crazy Challenge - Include Blue
Classic Design Team - ATG
Copic Spain - Spring
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Noor Design - Flowers
World Wide DT Challenge - ATG
Morgans Artworld - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 14


This week the DIGI CHOOSDAY Design Team were challenged with making a spring themed card, so I took the opportunity to make my Mums 'Mothers Day Card', which hopefully will have arrived safely in France where she now lives.

I used one of my Favourite images from the Darling Buds Collection the oh so pretty 'Dahlia'.



I picked a pretty spring paper from one of my many paper pages and then covered with a simple die cut frame.
Adding a hand tied bow and my new love 'Resin Flowers' from Rainbow Resins to complete my card.




My image is of course coloured with my trusty Copics.

Our challenges run for two weeks and are always ANYTHING GOES, also every CHOOSDAY, you can find a new discount code for use that day only.


You can find links to all things Polkadoodles below.

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Unicorn Challenge - Petal Power
Creatalicious - ATG/Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Shopping our Stash - Ribbon/Twine
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG


Monday, 3 April 2017

Spring Sprite

It is the turn of Team Stella at Aurora Wings to host the latest challenge.



I decided to make a birthday card as there are many birthdays around easter in my Family.

I have used the cute Spring Sprite for my card and coloured her in pastel colours, with my Copics.


I chose some pale lilac card for the base and cut a blossom edge on my Cameo.

I kept if simple with just a couple of butterflies and some mini flowers.

We would love to see you join in our Pastel/Easter challenge and look forward to seeing all your beautiful work.  Here are some discount codes to help you on your way.



You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into Spring
Glitter & Sparkle - Pastel Colours




Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Digi Choosday Week 13

It's a new week and time for a new Challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY, as usual it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge, but the Design Team, was challenge with using one of the many versatile Design Sheets.

I have used Design sheet 6 from Winnie in Wonderland

I Printed the sheet twice and also enlarged it for an 8 x8 card.  It is hard to see in the photo, but many of the elements are double layers so giving some dimension, I have also brushed a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen over the Bows, Flamingos and hearts.


The only items I added that were not on the design sheet is the wooden clock and a couple of hearts.

Remember to go grab todays code for a lovely discount on Polkadoodles goodies.

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

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Die Cuttin Divas - ATG
Ooh La La - Layer it up



Friday, 24 March 2017

Lady Blossom

We have another beautiful image to showcase today over at Aurora Wings, she is called 'LADY BLOSSOM' and is just covered with beautiful spring flowers.


This was an epic colouring challenge, not only because it is A4, but also because there are so many different flower elements and lots of delicate floating petals.

Last Autumn I started my seasonal canvases and I thought she would make a beautiful spring Canvas for the collection.


I used Distress and Adirondack inks on the image background and also on the canvas behind, I wasn't sure how I was going to merge this one onto a canvas without adding tissue paper and I didn't want to to do that incase I ruined all the hours of colouring.

Instead I opted to glue the original to the canvas, then disguise the join with strips of sparkle to frame her, this way it kind of merges into the canvas.

I finished by adding a few different flower embellishments along the bottom edge, as though she is rising from a  bed of flowers.

Here is a close up image, so you can see all the details in the image.


Please pop along to the Showcase to show my team mates so love and see their beautiful creations and don't forget to enter our current sketch challenge on the Challenge Blog hosted by the Aurora Team.


You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Showcase Blog
Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

A you like it - Favourite Medium (Copics, they blend beautifully and you can create fabulous backgrounds using them with alcohol etc)
Creative Knockouts - Spring is on the way
Star Stampz - Gems or Pearls
Through the Purple Haze - Springtime
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything but a card
Fab n Funky - Flowers
Inky Chicks - Flowers


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Digi Choosday Week 12

Yay, my favourite day of the week is here DIGI CHOOSDAY, we have another new ANYTHING GOES challenge running for the next fortnight.

The Design Team were asked to make something for Mothers Day, but not a card!

I had no idea what to create, I was going to do a framed image, but I have done a few of these recently, but once I had coloured up the beautiful Tulip Darling Bud, I thought she would make a great bookmark, then I realised my mum has a kindle, no book mark needed.

Instead I thought of using her to decorate a little plant, so here she is, she can always be taken out and put to use in another way.



I used some lovely patterned card to create the box (silhouette Store), then tied a bow with some bright orange organza ribbon.  Finally a went to the shop for a small plant (Thankfully it was a perfect fit).

I attached her to a wooden stirrer I acquired from the coffee shop!!



Thanks for stopping by, you can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Challenges Entered:-

Ribbon Girls - ATG with Ribbon
Colour Inspiration Monday - ATG Hand Coloured
Ooh La La - Spring is in the Air
All sorts - Anything but a Card
Crafty Calendar - Mothers Day

Friday, 17 March 2017

Birthday Hugs

We have a new challenge today over at Colour Crazy Challenge, which is sponsored by My Mums Craft shop who are offering a £10 shop voucher.

It is an ANYTHING GOES challenge as always.

This week I have used an image by Satured Canary, called 'On my Heart'.  As Hubbies birthday is coming up, I took the opportunity to make his birthday card.
I have coloured the main image with Prisma Pencils, then fussy cut the image.

The chipboard sentiment is from Make it Crafty and these have been coloured with Copics.



I wanted to add something a little extra to the card, so I made a heart shaped paper pocket, then decorated a hanging heart with co-ordinating paper and a vinyl sentiment, which can pop out and be kept.


We would love for you to pop over to the challenge and join us and you can also see loads more inspiration from my fabulous Team Mates.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Catz - A touch of Pink
Creative Fingers - ATG 126
Morgans Art World - Include a Sentiment
Cards 4 Galz - Pretty in Pink
Craft Rocket - Feminine








Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Digi Choosday Week 11

It's the start of a new ANYTHING GOES challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as it is St Patricks day this week the design team were challenged with using lots of Green.

I wasn't sure which image to choose, then when I was searching I came across an image from Winnie in Wonderland and thought, I could swop out the flower in her hat with some Shamrocks, so here she is my little Winnie Leprechaun.


I merged her with a sentiment from the Sihoutte store and then found some left over green paper and matted and layered this in the corners.

I used Copics to colour her up.


don't forget to pop to the Challenge blog to grab todays discount code.

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

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Challenges Entered:-

Dream Valley - Lots of Layers
The Paper Girls - Luck of the Irish
Creatalicious - Lots of Green
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Some Green
The Paper Players - Green & White

Friday, 10 March 2017

Crimson Blossom

We have a beautiful double showcase for you today over at Aurora Wings.

Unfortunately I have only had time to colour up one of the beauties, so here is Crimson Blossom.




She has been coloured with my trusty Copics in shades of red and Green.
I framed her as a Mothers Day present for my Step Mum, who loves anything Red, especially Poppies, hope she likes her.



If you pop over to theShowcase Blog my Team Mates have made some beautiful samples and you can also see the Stunning 'Dark Princess', I will definitely make time in the future to colour her up.


You can find both of the new images in the Shop now. Don't forget the discount code below.



You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Showcase Blog
Facebook Group


Challenges Entered:-

Alphabet challenge - Z for Zero Embellishments
Crafting with Friends - ATG 38
Craft Rocket - No Patterned Papers
Crafting with Attitude - ATG 25
Through the Purple Haze - ATG 120
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
The Crafty Addicts - ATG/CAS
Classic Design Team - ATG
Copic Spain - March ATG


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Digi Choosday Week 10

Happy CHOOSEDAY, which of course means a new ATG challenge over at Digi Choosday.

I just can't keep away from the new Darling Buds and as soon as I saw Snowdrop, I knew I wanted to colour her on Kraft.

I have used Prisma Premier Pencils.


I embossed the green background with a leaf folder by Creative expressions and added some lace borders and also a hand tied Lace bow.

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

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Ooh La La - Embossing
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with Die Cuts

Monday, 6 March 2017

Sprite Delight

It's the first Monday of the month, so it must be time for a new Team Stella challenge over at Aurora Wings, with a theme that seems to be very popular SPRITE DELIGHT.

There is also a lovely Pansy Sprite FREEBIE on offer if you head to the challenge site HERE.



There are also so many wonderful Sprite images in the Shop, it was hard to choose which one to use, but I finally chose 'Raspberry Sprite'.


I coloured this little cutie with my trusty Copics.

The papers were a bargain from our local B & M Stores, £3.00 for a 24 page double sided 12 x 12 paper pad and all the papers are beautiful.

I just added a die cut lace border and a couple of matching flowers.


Come on over to the Challenge Blog, there is some beautiful inspiration from my team mates and of course a chance to win.

You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-


Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Digi Choosday Week 9

Hi Everyone, Tuesday has rolled around once again, which means you can grab new discount code over at DIGI CHOOSDAY, ready for our new ATG challenge.

The Design team were asked to use a design sheet this week, which is a great way to make a super quick card, when you need one in a hurry.

I have used a design sheet from Helga Hippo, it has such lovely spring colours.


I used most of the items from this sheet, with only a couple of banners left.

I just added a couple of extra die cuts, backing paper and a little liquid pearls.

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

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Cray Challenge - We love Animals



Friday, 24 February 2017

Spring Sprites - Hyacinth

Welcome to my second Sprite Showcase the beautiful Hyacinth.



I decided to do another water colour background, I really like how the colours mix and the random patterns you get.



But this time I have put her in an 8 x 8 frame and she will be a Mothers Day gift for my lovely Mum.

I created the white insert in the Silhouette studio and added some iridescent gems to the bottom of the frame.


I also added tiny gems to the centre of each flower.


I really love how this one turned out.  If you would like to see more inspiration from the Design Team, then pop along to the Showcase Blog.

Challenges Entered:-