Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tags & Bags


Wow is it Tuesday already, that can only mean one thing.... A brand new ANYTHING GOES challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY.

This week we were given the challenge to make something Christmas themed but not a card.  Well I nearly always do cards, but it was a great opportunity to use some of the fabulous papers and pre-coloured images that Polkadoodles has.

I chose papers from Octavia Frosted Winter and decorated a little gift bag I made from card and also a matching Tag.


The Poinsettia is also from the collection and layered then edged with tickles.

We look forward to seeing all your makes over at the CHALLENGE BLOG.

Don't forget to hop over there for todays 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:-


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Dragonfly Moon

I am so excited to share my DT card this week for DIGI CHOOSDAY, as I am rather pleased with the background.

The image is from the Octavia Moonfly Collection and as the Design Teams brief was to use an animal, I took a little artistic licence and used Octavia Moonfly Dragonfly.


The image and background are both coloured with Copics.  The background was a technique I learnt with one of the monthly Kit & Clowder markers classes and I just love how it turned out.



I break up the sky I cut two cityscapes from black card and layered them at the bottom, I had seen a layout out very similar to this on a challenge blog - you can see my inspiration here.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links - including the fab inspiration gallery.




Thursday, 26 July 2018

Succulent Sprite

We have some gorgeous new sprites to show you over at the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog.

Unfortunately I have only had time to colour one of these cuties.

So here is my 'Succulent Sprite'.



She is coloured with Copics, I think I used about 12 different greens.  I used a design from the silhouette store to create the cutout and layered  onto some designer papers.

Please head over to the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog, where you will find inspiration from the rest of the team for Forget me not Sprite and details of a surprise spite with purchases.

Challenges Entered:-


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Husky Hugs

For this weeks DIGI CHOOSDAY  inspiration have used an image from one of my favourite collections Octavia Frosted Winter, it has some beautiful images as well as tons of gorgeous backgrounds, sentiments and embellishments.

This image is called 'Husky Hugs'.


I Spritzed the background with a mix of turquoise and Red distress inks and also splattered with gold water colour paints.

The image is coloured with Copics, with a hefty amount of clear SN Sparkle pen on the snow.


Lastly I cut some pine cones and branches from white card to embellish.

We would love to see you enter our Challenge which is always ANYTHING GOES and why not share your projects with us over on Facebook or Instagram, we always love to see what you are making with Polkadoodles images.

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:-

A Snowflakes Promise - #53 ATG
Ike World - #110 Christmas in July
Lemon Shortbread - #72 ATG
Shopping our Stash - #362 Christmas in July
The Holly & The Ivy - #32 ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Classic Design Team - ATG
Crafty Animals - ATG
Sweet Stampers - Chrismas in July
The Merry Christmas Challenge - ATG
World Wide Design Team - ATG
Morgans Art world - ATG




Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Party Time

We have a party theme to our Design Team projects this week at DIGI CHOOSDAY, of course the theme to enter our challenge is always ANYTHING GOES.

I have used the sweet 'Winnie Hurray' from Winnie Celebrations 1.

I cut a cake stepper card using my Cameo and used papers and a sentiment from the collection to decorate.



I used Copics to colour my image.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links as well as Instagram , twitter and Pinterest:-

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

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colours
Get Creative - Shaped Cards

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Sentimental

I found this weeks DIGI CHOOSDAY Design Team brief, a little tricky as I am primarily a colourist and don't often use a sentiments on my cards, so it was hard for me make the sentiment the focus.

But of course, there are so many beautiful sentiments in the Polkadoodles collections, that it didn't take me long to find a beautiful one to use.  This one is from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.

I had an abundance of beautiful papers to choose from as well and finally settled on papers from Lil Miss Sugar Pops 1, which I used for the background and the Butterfly.





I cut a couple of the cute unicorns which are also fromLil Miss Sugar Pops 1, coloured them with Copics and SN Sparkle pens and layered them.

We would love to see you enter our challenge which is ANYTHING THING GOES and as usual on a Tuesday, there is a lovely discount for you to use.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Shopping our Stash - Use a machine - (Silhouette and cut n boss)
TTCRD - ATG
Colouring in Scrapland - Unicorns


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Flower Sprites

It has been a while since our last Showcase at Aurora Wings, but we are back today to share four beautiful new Flower Sprites.

I have coloured both Buttercup Sprite and Thistle Sprite.

Both images have been coloured with Copics, using dies and papers from my stash.



There is also Honeysuckle Sprite and Trumpet Honeysuckle Sprite - which unfortunately I did not have time to colour, but the rest of the team have made some lovely inspiration samples for you to see.



Challenges Entered:-

4 crafty Chicks - Birds/Blooms
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Creative Knockouts - ATG
Southern Girls - ATG
Crafty Creations - ATG



Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Outdoor Fun

The summer is nearly here and the weather has been lovely in the UK for the last couple of weeks, so at DIGI CHOOSDAY this week our DT inspiration is all about outdoor fun.

One of my favourite things when I was younger was to look in the rock pools at the beach and when I visited Hawaii for my Honeymoon, we snorkelled in the sea with wild turtles, so the image I chose to use this week is from Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles.


The papers and sentiment are all from the same collection and I used a polka doodles Cloud die along with a couple of others from my craft stash.

The image is coloured with Copics and I used a little fluffy puffy stuff on the wave breaks.

You can enter our challenge with any project and the theme is always ANYTHING GOES.

We also have a weekly discount code, which you will find on the Challenge Blog.

Challenges Entered:-

Lemon Shortbread - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Always Fun - Summer Fun
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Cute n Crafty - Summer



Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Vintage

It's time for a new challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and this week the Design Team were challenged to make a vintage style card, but as always the theme to enter is ANYTHING GOES.

Well this is sooo not my style, but having watched Nikky Hall on Hochanda recently, I took some inspiration from her use of papers and stamps.

So, here is my "vintage card"



The papers are from Winnie in Wonderland, I cut 2.5 inch squares and then edged them with distress ink and layered them onto Kraft and coral card.

I found the sentiment in the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection and added to a oval die in the silhouette studio, this was also edged with distress ink.

Next I stamped 2 butterflies from Daisy Days STAMP ME onto the Winnie wonderland paper and fussy cut them.

I then stamped them onto the oval and glued the fussy cut butterflies on top.

Finally I used a bubble stamp from the same collection and also some liquid pearls, round the edge of the oval.


Thanks for looking and I do hope to see your entries in the challenge this week.


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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Snarky Stampers - I is for Inky
jo's Scrap Shack - ATG



Sunday, 13 May 2018

Bubble Fairies

Today I had a go at making bubbles, with  home made stencil and my ink pads.

I used white, Pink and Blue inks on a black background.  I also used a white pencil around the edges and to create a shine effect.

All the stamps are by Lavinia Stamps.


I used  light blue embossing powder on the sentiment and added some glitter dots and stripes.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings
Just us Girls - Stencils
Sweet Stamping - Magic/Myth & Fantasy






Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sparkle and Shine


I hope you all enjoyed the gorgeous bank holiday weather here in the UK, wasn't it lovely for a change!!

At DIGI CHOOSDAY this week, we are all about sparkle and shine, so I have added both to my project.

The image I have chosen is Ruby Celebrations and she is coloured with copics.



To add my sparkle I used some silver washi tape on the pearl grey background, matted and layered my image and added a couple of glitter stars.

For shine, I added glossy accents to the balloon.

Our challenge as always is ANYTHING GOES, or you can join the design team and add some sparkle or shine.

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

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

Friday, 27 April 2018

Together

I haven't played with my Lavinia stamps in a while, but at Ally Pally a couple of weeks ago, I found the perfect stamp to create a beautiful background for them by Inkylicious.

I used Distress Oxides on the stamp, spritzed with a little water, then added some stars with a white gel pen.

Apart from the background, all other stamps are by Lavinia Stamps



Challenges Entered:-





Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Paper Pieced Princess

Something new for me this week for my DIGI CHOOSDAY inspiration, paper piecing!!

So I think I may have tried this once a long time ago and it was a bit of a hot mess, so I took my time with this one and admit to needing a little guidance from my teamies.

Anyway here she is Serenity Princess from one of my favourite collections Serenity Fairy Wishes.



I started by printing some of the lovely papers from Winnie Special Moments, then printed my little princess on top. I am not much of a hand cutter, but think I did ok cutting out all the elements I need for my card.

I found some plain card for her hair and again printed the image and cut.

Once all was cut out, I coloured her skin with Copics and glued all my layers together.



I used Distress Oxide inks and gold spritz to decorate the photo mount from inside a frame and then stamped and embossed using Polkadoodles Summertime STAMP ME stamps.

Finishing off with some gems and resin flowers.  I really enjoyed doing something outside my comfort zone, I may even do it again!!

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


Challenges Entered:-


Friday, 20 April 2018

Ruby Sweet

So here is my final card for the new release at Polkadoodles, the beautiful 'Ruby Sweet'.

I have made a simple easel card for her, in Red and Gold.


She is of course coloured with my trust Copics.  I used a die for the red bow and just added a few tiny red flowers and a Dream Sentiment, I think she is dreaming of Mr Right!!



I think you will agree Ruby is a beauty and so lovely to colour, I am looking forward to seeing more of Ruby this year.

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

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

Challenges Entered:

Craftaholics r us - ATG
Crafty Creations - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafty Addicts - ATG
Creates & Makes - ATG
Fussy & Fancy - Add a die Cut (Ribbon)
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Ruby Boho Chic

It is the final day of inspiration for the new release at Polkadoodles and I have 2 images to share today.

First up is 'Ruby Boho Chic'.

I used a rose cut out card from the silhouette store and backed with a rich Purple card, then coloured this cutie to match, with my Copics.


As I printed her direct onto the card base, the comics didn't blend quite as I would like, but I still think she looks lovely.

Pop back later for my final inspiration card using Ruby Sweet.

Polkadoodles links below:-


Challenges Entered:-

Colour Crazy Challenge - ATG
Crafty Catz - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Craft Rocket - Flowers
Time out Challenges - Spring/one layer


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Ruby Dog Day

I hope you are enjoying seeing all the inspiration on Social media for the latest collection from Polkadoodles.

I am back today to share my second inspiration card, using 'Ruby Dog Day'


Isn't she lovely with her sweet lil dog.

My image is coloured with Copics and I have used papers my my stash and a heart embossing folder for the green strip.

Just adding a few gems and flowers from Rainbow Resins.

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


Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned paper - ATG
Love to Craft - ATG
Morgans Art World - ATG
Not Just cards - ATG



Ruby Frou Frou

So today I have done something different and not a card!

The image is Ruby Frou Frou, from this weeks new release at Polkadoodles.

I recently went to the craft show at Ally Pally, (and spent too much money as usual), I saw these fab MDF lightbulbs, which I really wanted to use for a project.

I am really fascinated by mixed media, although I have only dabbled a couple of times and am really not sure that I have got the hang of it, so I pulled on my big girl pants and had another go.


I am so happy with how this turned out, way better than I expected.

I started by trawling through my craft goodies to find some MDF shapes,  I found a couple of dandelions and some tiny hearts, so after gessoing the lightbulb I glued them on and gessoed over those too.

Once it was dry, I grabbed a pink and turquoise distress spray ink and sprayed away, what I actually ended up with was pink and purple, but it looked pretty.


I dryed the ink and then added a touch on white pearl paint and some Shaved ice  ( I love sparkle).

Next I stamped a verse to the side and added a resin butterfly.

I coloured up Miss Ruby Frou Frou with Copics in matching colours and Voila, think I may try this again!


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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Crafters Castle - ATG
crafty Friends - Favourite Colours - Turquoise
Di's Digi Designs - Hand Colour Image
Creative Artiste - ATG Mixed Media
QKR Stampede - ATG
Creates & Makes - ATG
A Inky Mess - ATG
Altered Eclectics - ATG
Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG



Saturday, 14 April 2018

Ruby Hey There

We are showcasing a beautiful new collection of Chic Ladies for you this week at Polkadoodles.

Introducing the ever so chic RUBY.

My first image of the week is 'Ruby Hey There'


She is coloured with Copics in shades of Red, Orange and Yellow, I kept the design simple to show the image off, just adding a pearl embellishment to the edge of the card.

There will be gorgeous inspiration from my team mates and I for the rest of the week on Facebook and Instagram, so keep a look out.

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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Brown Sugar - Pearls or Mothers Day
Colour Crazy Challenge - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Seize the Birthday - Vibrant Colours
Pearly Sparkles - ATG





Thursday, 12 April 2018

Marisol Mermaid

I am just fascinated with mermaids (and unicorns), so I was delighted that the latest Aurora Wings Showcase is a beautiful new mermaid.

I wanted to try some new things with this image, I am not sure if they all worked as I imagined, but hey you don't know until you try.



Firstly, I wanted to create a background with Distress Oxides, to look like the sun was shining through the water and then adding some water sloshes to take the colour away for a bubble effect.  I also tried to add some frontage, but most of it blew away, I never have been able to get the hang of it!

I also thought it would be nice to colour her in different colours, instead of the usual turquoise or orange that I use, so I took inspiration from a past Kit & Clowder Class and tried a rainbow mermaid.


As always when I work with Mitzi's images, my project ended up way to big for a card, so I backed her with a seashell frame from the Silhouette store and she will go on my craft room wall with my other Aurora Wings Mermaids, although I am slowly running out of space :)



Challenge Entered:-

Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Dig Stamps for Joy - Bright Colours








Tuesday, 10 April 2018

B is for .....

This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY the design team are all about the letter B.

But for you all the challenge is ANYTHING GOES, we would love to see you enter for a chance to win some Polkadoodles goodies.

So for my B's I have Blue, Balloons & Birthday, using another fabulous image from Winnie Celebrations 1 Top banana Download called Lets Celebrate.



I cut a balloon background on my cameo and backed it with shiny blue card.  For my image I coloured with Copics and added a little brown pencil to her hair.

The sentiment is from the same collection.

Don't forget to grab todays discount code from the challenge blog and then pop to the Polkadoodles Store and look at all the fabulous images you can use your discount code to buy.


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

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

Did you know we also have an inspiration gallery, with all the past DT projects to inspire you.


Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - Only for Girls
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Stinking Inkers - Simply Made
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Get Creative - No Patterned Papers




Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Easter

It's time for a new ANYTHING GOES challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and this week the team are all about Easter.

Not being a religious family, I have to say for us it is all about the Chocolate eggs, so to show that, I have created a little easter card for my son.


I have used 'some bunny adores you' from the Too Cute download collection, together with papers, sentiment and eggs from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.

My image is coloured with Copics.

HAPPY CHOCOLATE DAY EVERYONE

You can find all things polka doodles with the following links:-

Challenges Entered:-

Always Fun Challenges - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers - Bunnies, chicks or eggs
Cutie Pie challenge - Spring
Make my Monday - Easter
Dragonfly Journeys - Bunnies, chicks or ducks
A Gem of a challenge - Easter Time


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Sprite Showcase

We have a  trio of delightful sprites for you today over at the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog and of course some wonderful discounts to go with it.



First up is 'EASTER BUNNY SPRITE', happily decorating his eggs.


I have coloured the image with Copics and played some designer papers behind him and some cute sparkly bees for company.

You can find this image with the following links:-

https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p622/Easter-Bunny-Sprite-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings
https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p623/Easter-Bunny-Sprite-PNG-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings

Next up is my favourite of the bunch 'UNICORN SPRITE', anyone who knows me, knows I have had a fascination with unicorns since childhood.


Again I have coloured with Copics and kept to a simple design, the heart frame is a representation for my love of unicorns :)

Last but by no means least is 'ANEMONE SPRITE'


I made a little criss cross card, using some of my lovey papers that I have been hoarding!!

I added an embossed sentiment and also embossed some flowers on the papers.



You can find this image with the following links:-

https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p624/Anemone-Sprite-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings
https://www.aurorawings.com/store/p625/Anemone

Challenges entered:-

A bit more time to craft - ATG
A perfect time to craft - ATG
Animal Friends Challenge - ATG with a critter
Card Mania - Embossing (Sentiment and flowers)
Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG
Sweet Stampers - Spring/Easter
World Wide Open Design Team - ATG
Moving along with the Times - Easter