Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Digi Choosday Week 30

It's DIGI CHOOSDAY and time for a new inspiration post, these last few weeks we have been getting a start of Christmas.

I have made a Christmas countdown Calendar using a cutting file by Samantha Walker.

I have used papers and an image from my favourite Christmas collection -  Octavia Frosted Winter.  I just love the colours and magic of this collection.

The main part and the two blocks are cut in heavy white card stock.  I printed one of the landscapes from the collection to decorate the stand and added some blue sparkle washi tape to the bottom edge.

The blocks are also covered in different papers from the collection.

I cut the main image out on my cameo and added lots of sparkle with a SN pen.  Finally adding a couple of wooden snowflakes.

Remember to go grab todays discount code HERE.

Have a great week.

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

Challenges Entered:-


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Digi Choosday Week 29

The Design Team have been working on projects using Christmas/Winter colours this week.

I know Red & Green are the traditional Christmas Colours, but when I think of Christmas I see Blue and Silver, so that is what I have used on my project.

I used my favourite pre-coloured images from Octavia Frosted Winter and cut a bauble shape around them.

I then used one of the ribbon dies from Polka doodles ribbon-gift-frames-corners die set and added to the top with a little gem.

I also used one of the stalk stamps from Summertime STAMP ME for the baubles to 'Hang' from.

I added a little MDF Xmas that I painted blue and covered with glitter.



Wow it seems so early to do Christmas, but then I always leave it too late.

Don't forget to visit the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code.

Challenges Entered:-

Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July
Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July


Sunday, 16 July 2017

High Heels

I have waiting for a while now to use one the quirky images by Bloobel Stamps and this week I had the perfect opportunity to use one on a birthday card for a work colleague, who just loves her high heels.


The image is coloured with Copics with some clear sparkle pen on those hight heels.

Papers are from an awesome paper pad I found in B & M home stores for £2.99, bit of a bargain for a 12 x 12 24 page collection and they are great quality paper too.

I finished with a strip of diamonds an some flowers.

Challenges Entered:-

Angies Digital Stamps - Red/White & Blue
Come and Get It - 2 or more designer papers
Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
Pile it On - Primary Colours
Challenge up your Life - Colour Challenge
Seize the Birthday - Red, White & You
Naughty or Nice - If the shoe Fits


Friday, 14 July 2017

Polkadoodles Limited Edition Stamp

I have something extra special today for all you Polkadoodles fans.

There are going to be a new LIMITED EDITION clear stamp of the month.  The first stamp features the fabulous Winnie.

She will never be available as a digi stamp only a physical stamp and there is also a separate Robin too as a bonus.  She is available to pre-order until 28th July 2017 and once stock is gone, it is gone for good, so you need to get in quick if you want to grab this EXCLUSIVE stamp.

To Pre Order your stamp click HERE.

Here she is "Winnie Christmas Wreath", coloured with Copics.

I found this cute Christmas Bucket List in the Silhouette Store and just had to add it.



Challenges Entered:-

Thats Crafty - ATG
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July with a Sentiment
Creative Moments - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - ATG Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy - Christmas





Thursday, 13 July 2017

Adulting is Hard!!

My second project today is a fab new sprite, this is my perfect sprite COFFEE SPRITE.  I am a massive Coffee Drinker and drink it all day long and am a sucker for a visit to Costa.



Isn't she just perfect, I decided on a limited palette of brown, beige and pink.

How I wish I had my own little coffee sprite to bring me coffee all day long.

You can find her HERE,

We would love for you to come visit the Showcase Blog to see all the beautiful inspiration.

Challenges Entered:



Flower Moon

We have a beautiful new double showcase for you today at Aurora Wings the 1st beautiful new image is called 'FLOWER MOON'.

I have coloured my image with Copics in bright summer colours and added a sentiment in Silhouette Studio.



I kept a simple layout to showcase the beautiful image, so just covered with a patterned paper from which I cut a circle aperture.

Finishing with some tattered lace corners and few Nuvo drops around the image.

The image is available HERE.

You can find my other showcase make HERE.

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:-

Craft Rocket - ATG
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Crafty Creations - ATG
Addicted to Stamps - Photo Inspiration
Everybody Art - Summer
Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG
Stamping Sensations - Flowers
Crafty Awesomeness - Hand Coloured






Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Digi Choosday Week 28

This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY, we have been challenged with a theme of 'Thank You', perfect timing as one of my Husbands work colleagues recently gifted us some children's books for my Son.

As always we are an ANYTHING GOES challenge, but you can join in with the theme if you wish.

I started by printing a backing paper from Helga Hippo, I matted one onto pink card stock and used the other to make the folded butterfly.

The centre layers are actually the left overs from cutting one of the flower borders in this collection, to which I added my sentiment (Silhouette store).

I added some pre-coloured flowers from Summertime Stamp Me and a few pearls to the corners.

Don't forget to pop over and get todays DISCOUNT CODE and check out all the lovely new images in the Store.

Challenges Entered:-






Friday, 7 July 2017

PAR-fect Birthday


Today I am representing Team C over at Colour Crazy and our sponsor is the fabulous Doctor Digi, They have the most fun stamps, I find them especially great for Male cards.

With this in mind I had a 70th Birthday card to make for my Husbands Golf Mad Uncle, so I have used Hole in one Hal to create a golf lovers card.



I made the sentiment in Silhouette Studio and also cut the golf ball too.

I have coloured Hal with Copics.


I look forward to seeing your challenge entries on our ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Challenges Entered:-

Craft Rocket - ATG
Crafty Addicts - ATG/Humorous



Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Digi Choosday Week 27

This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY, the team have been playing with the everso versatile design sheets, most collections have several to choose from and they are great because you can resize and also just use the elements you want.

I have used A Gift of Flowers from Winnie Special Moments and created a quick and easy Fathers day Card.



The only additional element I have used is the tiny love and Dad stickers.

Our challenge is always ANYTHING GOES and we would love to see you join us.

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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafty Girlz - ATG/Masculine
Creative Ladybirds - ATG


Monday, 3 July 2017

Butterfly Sprite


We have a new challenge over at Aurora Wings and it's an 'ANYTHING GOES' challenge, so plenty of scope with Mitzi's beautiful images.



I have chosen to use Butterfly Sprite and coloured her with Copics in shades of purple, blue and grey.





Earlier in the year I went to Ally Pally and brought loads of new products to try, one of which was the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and the background on this card was my first attempt using them.  I think it turned out pretty cool.

Another thing I wanted to try was gilding flakes, which I have used here on the dandelion and sentiment, very messy but I like the effect.

I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous projects, we would love to see you share them on our Facebook page too.

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:-

Crafting from the Heart - ATG 166
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - include a critter
A Inky Mess - ATG Mixed Media
A Perfect Time to Craft - ATG
Animal Friends - One Layer
Country View - Things with Wings
Crafty Awesomeness - Hand Coloured








Sunday, 2 July 2017

Bubble Baby

This week I made a baby card for a friend, using bubble Baby by Di's Digi Designs.

I coloured with Copics in shades of Pink, Purple and Brown.


I used first edition papers and I am loving scrabble tiles at the moment, so added her name in these.

Finishing with a hand tied bow and a resin rose from Rainbow Resins.

Challenges Entered:-

Brown Sugar - ATG
In the Pink - Special Occasion (New Baby)




Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 26

It's time for a new ANYTHING GOES challenge at Digi Choosday.

As always the Design Team were given a little challenge (to keep us on our toes - lol)  This week it was to focus on the sentiment.

Picking the sentiment was the easy bit for me, as I love this one and it is included with the Serenity Fairy Wishes collection, which is also where the image is from.


I decided this week to use a pre-coloured image and created the layout in the Silhouette Studio and then added some sparkles down one side and a hand tied double ribbon.

A really quick and easy card for those that do not colour, or if you need a card in a hurry.

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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday Throwdown - Creative Borders
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle/Shine
Come and Get it - Fairies/Trolls





Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 25

For this weeks Digi Choosday ANYTHING GOES challenge, the Design Team were asked to use 2 images, the romantic in me thought that Winne & Rocco from the Winnie Special Moments collection would make a perfect Romeo and Juliet (Hopefully with a happier ending!).



I merged the image with a brick background using the silhouette studio and then coloured with Copics.


It was looking a little too CAS for me, so I used the Cherry Blossom Die to create tree branches laden with blossom.

I also added a little white picket fence, but in hindsight, I should have distress the edges, as it really does not show up so well.

I look forward to seeing all your fabulous projects.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Deep Ocean - Die Cuts/Punches
Dream Valley - Square Card
Crazy Challenge - Summer Love

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 24

Digi Choosday is upon us once again, with a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge.

The design team were tasked with using pastel colours this week - ha ha, I am so not a pastel girl, my colouring always look full on even when I try for the light touch!!

I have used 'Be a Fluffy Unicorn from the Too Cute collection.

The wording and swirls were all created digitally in silhouette studio and the unicorn was coloured with Copics, think I managed to keep it pastel.


I layered the image on pastel card and used the off cuts for the background.

All unicorns need a little sparkle, right?, so I added a row gems to the top.

I am going to hang this in my craft room, to annoy my 7 year old son, who keeps telling me Unicorns are not real - they so are!!.

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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Paper Minutes - Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Cutie Pie - All creatures great and small
Dragonfly Dreams - Add Sparkle



Friday, 9 June 2017

Aurora Wings Celebration

Hi everyone, this weekend at Aurora Wings we are having a celebration, it is a  3K Members Party and we will also be showcasing some beautiful new images, ooooh and a lovely discount code.



I have had the pleasure of colouring up the mesmerising 'Siren', I always enjoy colouring up Mitzi's mermaids and was excited to colour this one.


I have used Copics on this A5 sized colouring and used some techniques learnt with the monthly colouring classes at Kit & Clowder.

I drew in a large moon behind her and thought a nice purple tinged northern lights sky would look lovely against all the green and turquoise.  I also added some home made texture paste to the sea where she is emerging.



There a lots of other beautiful releases that the Aurora Wings DT have been working on HERE.

I do hope you come and join in the celebrations and of course there will be plenty of chances to win prizes.

Here is a little sneak peak of a Freebie which will be available tomorrow?!?



You can find all links to Aurora Wings below:-

Challenges Entered:-

Eclectic Ellapu - A touch of pink or purple
Scrap n Challenge - Create your Own Background (Coloured with Copics)

Summer Garden

Todays new challenge at Colour Crazy is sponsored by All Dressed Up, who have the cutest images.

This sweet Image is called 'Pretty Bonnet' and I have coloured her with Copics.


I wanted to go for a lovely summery card, so have chosen shades of pink in my colouring, papers and flowers.

Papers - First Edition - Spring Drop & Sweet Owl
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Rainbow Resins

Challenges Entered:-

Crafting with Friends  - ATG
Crafty Katz - Dies & Punches
Creative Fingers - ATG
Simply Create Too - Summer Fun



Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 23

This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY the Design Team were asked to make their project 'Shabby Chic'.

I don't know about you, but this is a style I am never too sure what it means.

My understanding was floral, layers and a ton of embellies, but when I came to write this post I decided to look up the definition, which is as follows:-

a style of interior decoration that uses furniture and soft furnishings that are or appear to be pleasingly old and slightly worn.

"the mismatched furniture and wallpaper in varied patterns epitomizes shabby chic"

So, not sure I have achieved the look ( I am not keen on mixed patterns), but I really like the screen card I have created.



The image is called 'Wistful' from one of my favourite collections - Octavia Moonfly and I have coloured her with Copics.


All the embellishments are odd bits I had lying around and the lovely backing paper is Serenity.

Don't forget to go grab todays discount code and to enter the challenge for a chance to win a prize.

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

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

Challenges Entered - 

Dream Valley - More than one fold

Monday, 5 June 2017

Eat Cake

We have a new challenge for you over at Aurora Wings, hosted by Team Stella and the theme this time is 'Celebration', so it could be anything - Birthday, Baby, Wedding, but you must include a hand coloured image.

I thought to myself, what is one of the things I love most about a celebration - well cake obviously has to be up there!!

So I have used the cute Cup Cake Sprite and of course she had to be Chocolate flavour, with a hint of Orange!




She is coloured with Copics and I used a mix of papers to creating the layers.



I added a little peach resin flower to the frosting swirls and a small bouquet of mulberry roses and flowers to complete my card.

If you would like to enter and also see the beautiful inspiration by my Team mates, head on over to the Challenge Blog.

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 - 

The Paper Players - Birthday
Di's Digi Designs - Birthday


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 22

Hi Polkadoodles fans, it's Choosday, so time for a new ANYTHING GOES challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY.

This week we have been having a play with the very versatile Design sheets, that come with all the latest collections and also individually.

I have chosen the lovely Helga Hippo Design Sheet 13.



I wanted to try a spotlight technique that is usually seen when colouring, so I started by changing my base image to greyscale and left the circular image on the sheet in colour and enlarged to merge o er the base image.

Next I cut a whole bunch of the roses in different sizes and layered them up around Helga.

Finally I added boots & butterflies and a sweet polkadot bow.

We would love for you to share your makes with us over of the challenge blog and also the Facebook pages.  It is always so nice to see what you all do with the images.

To find all things Polkadoodles, follow the links below:-

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

Simon Says Stamp - Cirlces
CD Sunday - Polkadoodles Helga Hippo


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tandem Ride

Today is my last post for the new Polka doodles release - Winnie Special Moments.

I have coloured up a little scene using the wonderful Tandem Ride.

My image is coloured with Copics and I have also drawn in a little scene, using techniques I have learnt from the excellent on-line colouring classes at Kit & Clowder.

Once my scene was complete I wan't sure how I wanted to present it, as there is so much detail, so I went with a simple layout, incorporating the colours used in the image.


I hope you have enjoyed the new release this week as much as I have enjoyed playing with these fabulous images.



You can find all things Polkadoodles and lots more inspiration with the following links.

Challenges Entered:-

Inspiration Destination - ATG
Cards 4 Galz - inspired by a Song - Bicycle by Queen
Through the Purple Haze - ATG
Little Miss Muffett - ATG 163
Crafty Creations - ATG
Fab n Funky - Sport (Cycling)
Crafty Gals - 2 or More Designer Papers

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Flying a Kite


Today I have created an oversized book mark for my son, using Flying a Kite from the new Winnie Special Moments collection.

The reason I have made it oversized, is because Dexter keeps losing his bookmark for his School Book!!  Hopefully this should be easy to spot as it is 10 Inches long!!


I used one of the many papers in this collection for the background and merged on a Sentiment, hopefully it will inspire him with his reading.

He is not that keen a reader, but well above average for his age (7) and we are currently going through all the Roald Dahl books, which I have to confess to enjoying too.


I also merged the image onto the paper and coloured with Copics.

I will be back tomorrow with my final project for this launch, so stay tuned and don't forget to check out the Facebook pages.

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Creations - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Winnie at the Beach

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the new release this week, today I have created an A4 piece, using Vacation Winnie.

This is Winnie admiring the sunset and enjoying a Pina Colada, after a beautiful day at the beach.



I took the sunset idea from a card I saw on Pinterest by Cynthia Milan.

I roughly tore several different shades of card stock and layered them onto a sheet of A4 card, to create a sunset over the sea.

For the sun, I cut a yellow circle and then used Red Pepper Adirondack ink around the edges.

Winnie is coloured with Copics and I added some Glossy Accents to her glasses to make them shine


There are so many fab images in this new collection and I will be back tomorrow, to share some more inspiration with you.

Winnie Special Moments is available HERE

Challenges Entered:-

City Crafter - Sunshine
Ike World - ATG/Happy




Digi Choosday Week 21

For this weeks Digi Choosday challenge, the Design Team were asked to make something using Summer Colours.

I chose to make a beach scene in shades of Orange, Yellow and Pink using an image from the fabulous Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles.

She is coloured with Copics and I cut all the elements for the scene on my Cameo.

I used sandpaper for the sand and I couldn't resist adding the little flip flops, which I have had for so long but never used.

I hope my little scene reminds you of happy times at the seaside.



Our challenges run for two weeks and are always ANYTHING GOES, if you head to the challenge blog you will also find todays discount code.

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


Challenges Entered:-

Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafting when we Can - Bright & Colourful
Dare2bartzy - Girly