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:-

Spring Sprites - Crocus

It has been a while, since we had a new Showcase over at Aurora Wings , but today we have two new sprites to share with you.

The first is the lovely 'Crocus Sprite'

I have used Copics to colour the main image and a mix of Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colours for the background.

I decided to do my crocus in the more common yellow, as this is the  colour I have been seeing on the grass verges on my journey to work, they are just starting to bloom.

If you like this little cutie, pop along to my other new sprite post to see the lovely Hyacinth.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Crafts cafe - No Red or Pink
Craft Rocket - ATG
Cute card Thursday - Florals
Southern Girls - Nature Inspired
Crafting by Designs - Almost Spring

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Digi Choosday - Week 8

Welcome to week 8 over at DIGI CHOOSDAY, where our new ATG challenge begins and a new discount code is up on the Challenge Blog.

It's been a busy time over at Polka Doodles Towers and with all my time taken, creating for the recent Darling Buds collection, I plumped for a quick and easy card this week.

I have used 3 pre-coloured images from Darling Buds and merged them together.

I have used Dahlia, Hyacinth and Tulip, to create my girly gang of Best Friends.

The paper is from First Edition - Love Letters and a vinyl sentiment from the Silhouette store.

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

Friday 17 February 2017

Darling Buds - Daffodil

It's time to share my final DT inspiration card for the Polka Doodles Darling Buds launch,

She is of course another beauty - DAFFODIL, coloured using my favourite medium Copics.

Copics Used

Skin - E08  E11  E21  E00  E000  R20
Hair - E08  YR18  YR14  YR12
Daffodils - E15  Y17  Y15  Y02
Leaves - G99  G94  G21

I have made a simple rocker card, layered with doilies and a giant hand tied golden Bow.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the new images and of course they are available singularly or as a collection HERE.

I don't know about you, but I sure hope Nikky designs some more of these beautiful ladies.

Challenges Entered:-

Alphabet Challenge - Y for you choose
Brown Sugar - ATG
Reasonable Ribbon - Celebrate with Ribbon or Lace
Craft Deebowz - ATG with handed Bow


It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge, the challenge where you can use any colouring medium you like and the theme is Anything Goes.

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up and I have used the lovely 'Dreaming of Summer', who else can't wait for longer warmer days?

My image has been coloured with a mix of Copics and Spectrum Noir Pencils.

I used a wall embossing folder for the background.

I really wanted her to be looking out of a window, but I didn't have a suitable die, so I designed my own shutter window, using the Silhouette Software.

Finally adding some die cut grass & vines, pearl centred flowers and a cheeky wooden snail.

I look forward to seeing everyones beautiful colouring this week.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

A Perfect Time to Craft - ATG
All dressed Up - ATG
Crafts & Me - ATG
Die Cut Divas - Pink or Red
Dies r Us - Think Spring

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Darling Buds - Dahlia

Today I am here to share my forth Polka Doodles Darling Buds, she is another Cracker (aren't they all).

Coloured with Copics, here is DAHLIA.
 I started by doing a colour wash with my Kuretake Gansai Water colour paints, using Red. Orange, Yellow and a touch of Gold.

Once dry I mounted onto a pearlescent copper card base.

I added a row of pearls and some wooden dandelions.

Hopefully this photo shows a hint of the shimmer, that is all over the colour wash.

The Darling buds are available individually or as a fab 10 image package including sentiments..

Get yours HERE.

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Darling Buds - Marigold

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful new images this week as part of the Polka Doodles,  Darling Buds launch.

Today I am sharing with you Marigold.

She has been coloured with Copics:-

Hair - W9  W7  W5  W3
Skin - E04  E11  E21  E00  E000 R20
Dress - R29  R27  YR07  Y17
Leaves - G28  G09  YG17

You can find more inspiration with the following links:-

Digi Choosday Week 7

Hi everyone, Tuesday has rolled around once again, which means it is time for a new ATG challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY.

Don't forget to grab todays discount code over on the challenge blog.

The challenge for the Design Team this week was anything but a square card.

I chose my image first 'Serenity Stardust' from the Serenity Fairy Wishes Collection and decided as she is sitting on the moon, I would make a star shaped card.

I coloured her up with Copics, using elements from a recent Kit & Clowder class to create a northern lights background for her.  Her wings are very sparkly, but alas cannot be seen in my photos.

I took some black card and sprayed with clear perfect pearls, then searched for ages for the bottom layer.  Finally I came across a sheet of card my 7 year old son had sprayed with various distress inks last summer, which was sitting at the bottom of my papers.  It made the perfect bottom layer.

I look forward to seeing all your lovely projects this week.

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

Sunday 12 February 2017

Darling Buds - Bluebell

Today I am sharing another new Darling Bud from Polka Doodles.

She reminds me so much of Childhood walks through the woods in springtime, when the ground was covered as far as you could see with BLUEBELLS.

Once again I have kept a fairly CAS layout, as I think these images are beautiful enough.

I have coloured her with Copics add one of the sentiments included in the Bundle.

Just adding a sweet background paper by LOTV and some ferns cut on my Cameo.

I do hope you are enjoying seeing these lovelies as much as I am enjoying bringing them to life.

I will be back on Wednesday with my next Darling Bud, but in the meantime, there is plenty of beautiful inspiration on all of the Polka Doodles pages.

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Inky Pinkies Coloring Group

Challenges Entered:-

A Gem of a Challenge - add a Butterfly
Crafty Addicts - ATG with a Sentiment

Saturday 11 February 2017

Darling Buds - Primrose

I am so excited to join in with the latest Polka Doodles launch Party, because Nikky has designed the most beautiful ladies.

If you loved all the other collections like Octavia and Winnie, then these beauties are a must have, they are called 'Darling Buds'.

We will be showcasing the 10  - YES TEN, new images across the week, they can be purchased individually (included is a coloured version and B&W) and if you by the whole Bundle, there are sentiments included too.

So, first up for me is  PRIMROSE.

I have used Copics to colour my image and I also cut & coloured some additional Primroses and glued over the original image to give a little dimension.

I decided to mount her against a black background to really make her pop, so I heat embossed down one side to add some interest and finished with Pearls and a Hand-tied bow in yellow organza.

I brightened up this photo to show the embossing.

There will be a multitude of Darling Buds across the Polka Doodles groups this week, so be sure to visit and see all the lovely inspiration and versatility of these stunning new beauties.

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook GroupI will be back tomorrow with another Gorgeous Darling Bud.

Challenges Entered:-

All sorts - Hearts/Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - One for the Girls
Crafting with Friends - ATG 36
QKR Stampede - Embossing
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Crafty Girls Creations - ATG
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power
Classic Design Team - ATG

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Digi Choosday Week 6

Hi Everyone, It's DIGI CHOOSDAY and time for a brand new ATG challenge.

As we are approaching Valentines Day, the Design Team are bringing you a little love this week.

I have used an image from Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses, called 'True Love' and I have used it to make a Valentines card for my True Love (My Hubby).

I have cut the base accordion card from a Silhouette file in Pearlescent white card, then cut the letters and hearts with some lovely linen pearlescent card that I found in Poundland.

My image is coloured with Copics.  I look forward to seeing your entries this week, don't forget to pop over to get todays DISCOUNT CODE.

Have a great week x

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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Come and Get it - Valentines
Dragonfly Journeys - Love is in the Air
Glitter n Sparkle - Red & White
International Art & Soul - Love is in the Air
Ching-Chou Luik - Love is all Around
Die Cut Divas - Red or Pink
The East Wind - Love & Romance
World Wide Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday 6 February 2017

Purple Rose

Welcome to the first Aurora Wings Team Stella challenge of 2017.

This time we have a colour challenge for you, which is Mardi Gras inspired.

We would love to see the colours Purple, Green & Gold.

For my card I have used Rose Sprite and turned her into a glorious Purple Rose using my Copics.

I embossed some Gold Paper and matted with green card and various gold papers.

Just adding a couple of sparkly gems and a butterfly to finish.

We would love to see your Mardi Gras inspired makes.

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