Thursday 30 November 2017

Christmas Sprite Showcase

Who doesn't love an Aurora Wings Sprite?  Well over on the showcase today we have three new ones, just perfect for Christmas or Winter.

First up is Sugar Plum Sprite - I am sure any little girl would love her.  I tried to do a mirror image, so it looks like she is practising in front of a mirror.

This next cutie is Snowflake Sprite - I have used Copic B60's to colour her and added loads of Glitter drops and Spectrum Noir Sparkle, I put her on a black background so she is floating through the night sky.

The last Showcase image is 'Hot Cocoa Sprite', complete with lil marshmallows in his mug.
Again I have coloured with Copics and added to a mug shaped card, in my favourite colour.

I added some gold washi tape to add sone interest to the mug.

You can find all the new releases with the following links:-

You can also find this adorable Reindeer Sprite in the shop

I think I am going to use this one for my little boys Christmas card.  The wreath was stamped in versa fine ink,  using Card-io stamps

Finally there a a great discount you can use with purchases this weekend.

Challenges Entered:-

4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
Crimbo Crackers - ATG
Southern Girls - ATG
Christmas Sweet Stamping - ATG Christmas
Crafting by Design - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
The Merry Christmas Challenge - ATG

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Digi Choosday Week 48

Yay, it's Tuesday and that means a new challenge begins over at DIGI CHOOSDAY, as usual the theme is ANYTHING GOES.

This week I tried something I have been wanting to attempt for a while, a northern lights scene with distress inks.

I tried it a couple of times on black card and was really pleased with the results, but the image just didn't look right on black.

So I attempted (Several times) doing it on a white background and here is the final result.

The sweet Reindeer are from Octavia Frosted Winter and coloured with Copics.

Don't forget to head over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code.  We would also love to see you enter our challenge.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Always Fun - ATG
Cards in Envy - Flat Cards Only
Colouring in Scrubland - Winter is Coming
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
CraftyCard Makers - Animal Magic
Come and Get it - Animals
Pink Gem - Animals in the Snow

Friday 24 November 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

So for the new challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge, we are sponsored by the wonderful Polka doodles.

Inspired by the monthly lessons over at Kit & Clowder, I decided to create a whole scene around my image Winnie Leaving Mince Pies from Winnie White Christmas.

Here is the image before I began.

I pulled the image into the Silhouette Studio Software and began building a scene around her.

Once I was happy I printed her and set to work with my Copics,  then added some gems to the Christmas tree and here is my final result.

The only item digitally coloured is the star wall paper.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafting with Friends - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Daring Carmakers - Trim the Tree
Craft Rocket - Christmas is coming
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Star Stampz - Sparkle

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Digi Choosday Week 47

This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY, the team were asked to do a Christmas Project without Red or Green.  Perfect for me as I rarely use the traditional colours.

I visited my Sister recently who had just had an IPhone case delivered and it came in a cute little box, which she was about to through out, so I nabbed it covered it with Christmas Paper  and  set to work finding an image to use.

I settled on one of the sweet Winnie images from Winnie White Chrismas and coloured her in bright Pink/Purple with Copics, to match the paper, then added plenty of Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the white elements to complete my image.

I added her to the box with a hand tied Organza bow and filled the box with Chocolate coins, I may have nibbled a few in the process (Well they wouldn't all fit in!!)

I hope I have inspired you to try some different colours for  Christmas 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:-

A Snowflakes Promise - ATG Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Baby it's cold outside

Saturday 18 November 2017

Northern Lights

I have wanted to try making a Northern Lights scene on black card since I saw the technique demonstrated on the Inkylicious stand at Ally Pally last year.

Finally I have got around to having a play and I am loving the effect.

I coupled it with an SVG cut by Lavinia Stamps, you cannot see from the photo, but I have added clear sparkle pen to their wings, which looks lovely against the black.

I created a paper stencil to do the snowdrifts in white ink and also dotted a little white gel pen for some brightness.

 Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Katz - ATG
Emerald City - ATG
Simply Create Too - CAS
Artistic Challenge - Black Background
Create & Inspire - ATG
Sheepskin Design - Show us your Wings
Sparkles Forum - White Christmas

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Digi Choosday Week 46

This week at Digi Choosday, the team are making it SPARKLE with our DT inspiration, but our challenge is always ANYTHING GOES, of course you can play along with the theme if you wish.

I have used the cute Snowmen with their lil doggie friend for my card.  The image is from Winnie White Chrismas - I just love this collection.

I went with a standard 8 x 8 card and covered with a lovely blue snowflake paper by LOTV.

I placed my image inside a snow-globe shape and then cut this out along with a blue layer for behind.

I added glitter card to the base of the snow-globe for some sparkle and also a glitter covered sentiment and snowflake.

I couldn't resist a more sparkle for the falling snow, which is a White Opal liquid pearls and also some SN sparkle pen over the snow and edges of the snowmen.

This sweet image is coloured with Copics.

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:-

A Snowflakes Promise - ATG Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Winter
The Holly & The Ivy - ATG Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Unicorn Challenge - ATG
Make my Monday - Snow Fun

Thursday 9 November 2017

Orchidia II

For my second  Aurora Wings Showcase project, I have created a card with the elegant "Orchidia II'.

The image is coloured with Copics and I used papers from a 'Memory Lane'.

Finishing off with some chipboard corners and butterfly.

You can find my Queen Moth Showcase HERE.

This image is available in store Orchidia 2

Queen Moth

We have another double showcase for you today at Aurora Wings

The first is another stunning fantasy image called 'Moth Queen'.  I am so loving these latest releases, they are just the kind of image I love to colour.

I have done her in the same style as the previous three and also at A4 size.

I really like the effect of the Distress Oxide backgrounds they look so magical. I always like to use co-ordinating colours, I think too many colours sometimes take away from the main image.

I have used Wilted Violet and Worn lipstick oxides for this project.
The main image is coloured with Copics in the BV, R & RV groups, with just a hint of green & yellow.

She is available in store:-

You can find my other Showcase image 'Orcidia II' HERE.

Thanks for looking and I hope you will check all the other inspiration on the Showcase Blog.

Challenges Entered:-

A Inky Mess - ATG

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Digi Choosday Week 45

Tuesday already and time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday.

I have used the adorable Reindeer Winnie from Winnie White Christmas to create an accordion fold card.

The main image is coloured with Copics,  in non-traditional colours this time - Pink and Teal.

I used a stepped accordion fold for the card shape from the Silhouette store and covered with some white and silver snowflake embossed papers that I have had for so long, I can't even remember where they came from.

The only embellishment is a large glitter snowflake and a sentiment from the same collection.

For the outside I tied it with some lovely Teal satin Ribbon.

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:-

Colouring in Scrubland - Winter is Coming
Christmas card Challenges - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Winter
Crafty Friends - Christmas
Crafting with Friends - ATG

Monday 6 November 2017


It's time for a new challenge over at Aurora Wings and our theme this fortnight is 'Recycled".

So we would like to see projects where you have Re-used Re-cycled or Re-Purposed something.

I have been making light bottles for quite a while now as gifts for friends, so I thought I could use one of the empty bottles I have scattered around.  But this time I have used different colours of Alcohol inks to colour my bottle.

As it is a gift I made a bottle tag using the latest giveaway image "Wine Sprite" and added my own sentiment.

My little sprite is coloured with Copics.

To re-purpose the wine bottle I started by generously dabbing the ink on the bottle in blue, once the bottle was fully covered I went over again in green and as the ink hits the ink already on the bottle it separates into big bubbles of colour. 

Once it was all dry I sprayed with glitter varnish and added a vinyl sentiment.

Finally I placed some fairy lights inside and added an oversized bow.

Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you enter our latest challenge.

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
Make my Monday - Anything but a card
Mixed Media World - Include Glass
We Love 2 create - ATG Mixed Media
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Food/Drink