Wednesday 21 December 2016

Have a Drink

Just a quick post to share some more Coasters I have made, using the pre-coloured images from Polka Doodles Winnie Winter Land and Papers from Octavia Frosted Winter.

They started as plain wooden coasters from Home Bargains for £1.99

I sized my images in the Silhouette Studio (I use it to design most things these days, it is so versatile).

Cut them out and used regular PVA glue to stick the image on.

Once dry, I sanded the edges of the paper and sprayed with Spray and Sparkle Varnish 3 times, leaving to dry between each coat, so simple, but they will look really lovely on my table for Christmas Dinner.

Thanks for looking, have a Wonderful Christmas.

Challenges Entered:-

The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything but a Card

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Baked with Love

It's time for the last Digi Choosday challenge of 2016,  but we will be back on the 1st Jan 2017 with our first challenge of the new year.

This week as always is ANYTHING GOES and I decided to make a final Christmas card using some of the sweet Gingers from Baked with Love.

The base of my card is from the Silhouette store, cut on pearlescent white card, with a gold underlay.

I added some gold washi tape with a sentiment and then set to baking my Gingers.

I printed them on Kraft and cut out on my Cameo, as I wanted to colour with pencils and thought the Kraft would make a great Gingerbread base colour and I love how bright the colours are on Kraft.

I used a mix of Prisma, lyra and SN Pencils.

Come and join our last challenge of the year and don't forget to grab todays discount code.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Crafty new year.

Challenges Entered:-

Creates & Makes - Red, Gold & Green
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Cute & Christmassy
Crafting when we can - Christmas

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Polar Family

Welcome to a new ANYTHING GOES challenge at  Digi Choosday, this week the DT were asked to you a tag somewhere on our projects.

I guess what I have created is not strictly a tag, but this is my interpretation.

I have created a hanging Christmas Bauble using 'Polar Family' from Octavia Frosted Winter.

I cut around the image using a bauble shape, then coloured with Prima, Lyra and SN Pencils, adding a little texture paste to the snow, which I also covered with a little SN sparkle pen.

I embossed some pale blue card for a snowy background and then added some snowflake stickers.

Finally I added a hand tied organza ribbon.

You can find all things Polka Doodles with the following links:-

Challenges Entered:-

Craft Deebowz - Anything Goes with Handtied Bow
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes 342
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Come and Get it - Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys - Snow
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes

Monday 12 December 2016

Blooms of Ice

Earlier in the year I had the privilege of colouring up 'Snow Queen Blooms of Ice' by Aurora Wings, as part of the Showcase Team.

She has sat in my draw, waiting for me to be brave enough to make a project with her, I really didn't want to ruin the colouring by making a mess of her, so I decided to scan her and manipulate the colours to more ice blue tones and set about making a Winter/Christmas canvas.

I started by gluing the image to an A4 canvas, the pasting tissue paper around the edge.

Once dry I painted a couple of coats of Pearl white acrylic paint and sprinkled with glitter then left to dry.

It is really hard to see in the photos, but I added some blue, green and purple Kuretake Gansai water colour paint.

Finally adding embellishments, glitter and snowflakes.

I made the icicles by squeezing some regular ova glue on acetate then sprinkling with glitter, which I left to dry overnight.

I also added some chipboard letters and used a touch of liquid appliqué to create a snowy effect.

Thus is my second Aurora Wings seasonal canvas, I made an Autumn one a few months back and look forward to completing the seasons in the new year.

Thanks for looking :)

Challenges Entered:-

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
We Love 2 create - Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media
Lets Craft & Create - Christmas
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Ice Cold
One stitch at a Time - Sparkle
Rhedds Creative Spirit - December Anything Goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Loose Glitter

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Penguin Hugs

Good Morning, it's time for a new Digi Choosday challenge, the theme is always ANYTHING GOES, but the design Team were asked to make a Winter Birthday card.

I have been a little short on time and also a bit under the weather, so decided to do a quick card, using a pre-coloured image from Winnie winter Land.
I used a blue background matted with some old Chrismas paper I have, then used the Ribbon/Gift Frames Die on Kraft and separated the swirls from the square and layered them on.

The little tag is also from Winnie Winter Land.  I  was going to leave it there, but it looked like it needed some sparkle, so I added some silver sparkle washi tape to the corners.

Don't forget to pop over and use todays discount code to buy some of the wonderful images on offer.

Thanks for stopping by x

Challenges Entered:-

Dream Valley - Christmas
Crazy Challenge - Ice Cold
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
Animal Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes

Monday 5 December 2016

Old Bags

I have something a little different for you today.

Nikky at Polka Doodles has created a special group of images to celebrate the 50th Birthday of RHEA WEIGAND who runs  Passionate Paper Creations and Friends on Facebook and is also a DT member of LDRS.

So Happy 50th Birthday Rhea, stay fabulous and enjoy the celebrations :)

Introducing the Fabulous 'OLD BAGS' - lol

 She was just crying out for red polka dot panties.

I am so going to send this to my Mum for her Birthday - she will definitely see the funny side.

Both images have been merged in Silhouette Studio and coloured with Copics.

There are 6 images available in this new collection and if you head over to the STORE, There are so great intro discounts and also a bunch of great sentiments included.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - U is for Unconventional
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland

It's not too long until Christmas now, so our new Team Stella Challenge over at Aurora Wings is Winter Wonderland.

I have used the adorable Winter Sprite and placed her in her very own Winter Wonderland.

I started by placing her on a Winter Background paper by Polka Doodles and cutting a large snowflake from, from the Silhouette Store.

I edged this with a little distress ink and added some sparkly snowflakes.

Finally colouring up my image with Copics.

I can't wait to see all your Winter Wonderland projects.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Come and get it - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
The Paper Players - Snowflakes
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Copic Spain - Christmas
Dies r Us - Use Die cuts
Sparkles Forum - Christmas is  Coming
World Wide Design Team - Anything Goes