Friday, 1 December 2017

POLKADOODLE - Challenge No.48

Theme:  - Lots of Sparkle

For this weeks challenge I have gone completely glitter bonkers.  I have added glitter to the Snowman, die Frame and tree background scene with various Stickles glitters and even added a few sparkling gems for extra measure!

The items I have used are the Christmas Frosty the Snowman - Clear Stamp Set  and the Baubles and background papers from Winnie White Christmas BIG KAHUNA DOWNLOAD KIT - digital printables  at Polka Doodles.  

The background Birch tree scene was created with Copics markers and was a technique available at Sandy Allnock on line Art classes.

Please pop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge here and take a look at the DT's samples.  Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Challenges I'm entering this into 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' -  Anything Goes for Christmas
Craftaholics R Us  - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - December Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner  - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky  - Christmas
Inspiration Destination  - Always Anything Goes 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Winter Weather
Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes
Stampaive and More  - Snow
The Merry Christmas Challenge Anything Christmas
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes

Friday, 17 November 2017


This is an old wooden stamp I don't know which brand.  For this project I used watercolour traditional palette paints and watercolouring pencils.  I used a flower die for the sentiment and added some gingham trimmings.

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Happy Little Stampers November - Anything Goes + option: Tag
Kleuren Met Potloden  November Christmas/Winter
Mix It Up Challenge  #7 Anything Goes + option: Stencilling
My Besties Germany Challenge #46 Anything Goes + option of Christmas Cards
My Besties Spanish Challenge #39 - Anything Goes

Wintery Scene

This is another of the Sarah Kaye polymer stamps.  I've had this stamp several years and never got around to stamping her up.  I used my Copic markers to colour her.   
I've kept the card quite simple, I used a large Spellbinders die and a flower die to cut the sentiment.  The backing papers are from Kanban.  I finished the card with a couple of crystal gems.

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Card Mania  #98 - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges #14 Christmas/Winter
Dies R Us Challenge  #85 Snow
Do-Al(l) Kreatives  #11 - Christmas Time
Fabrika Fantasy #15 - Winter Theme

Another Card for Christmas

This is a Sarah Kay stamp that I felt needed to be inked up in time for Christmas.  Again as in my previous post I created the background with Copic markers which was a technique of Sandy Allnocks.  Please see my previous post if you want to find out more about her courses.
The rest of the card has been left pretty simply.  I have used a piece of silver card for created the matting and a couple of dies from my stash.  Unfortunately they are no longer in their packaging so I have no idea who's dies they are!

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog - No. 5 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge  No. 23 - Anything Goes (W1 of
QKR Stampede –  Give Thanks or Anything Goes
Sami Stamps  No. 55 - Use A Sentiment
Simply Papercraft  No. 52 - Anything Goes

Sami Stamps MSIR (First Friday of Month) - November - No. 55 - Use A Sentiment

Christmas Card

For this project I tried out one of Sandy Allnock copic Wintery background scenes.  For more information on how to create Wintery background with just copics markers you can find her site here.

I used one of Mo Manning's polymer stamps called Siku and Shiya.  I coloured the image with Copic markers and used a frame die cut from my stash (can't remember the name or make) for the frame.  I used a flower die to frame a sentiment I found in my stash.

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
  • Colour Crazy Challenge   - No.46 - Anything Goes
  • Crafting-With-Friends - No.55 - Anything Goes 
  • Crafty Catz – No. 393 - Anything Goes
  • Creative Fingers  No totally digital projects - No. 141 Anything Goes  
  • Cut it Up -  Must have Die Cuts - No. 134 - Thank You Cards 
  • POLKADOODLES - Challenge No 46

    Theme:  Winter/Christmas

    Here is my sample for this weeks Challenge over at Polkadoodles Anything goes challenge.  The theme for this card is Winter/Christmas and I have used this gorgeous Winnie image from the White Christmas BIG KAHUNA Kit.  I have also used one of the backing papers from the same set.  The items can be purchased here from Polkadoodles.  

    I also added some Silver cardstock and used a Rectangle Spellbinders die.  I have used my Copic markers to colour this project, below are the colours used including a couple of sparkle and white gel pens.

    Pop over and join us at Polkadoodles Challenge here

    Best wishes,
    Challenges I'm entering this into 

  • A Bit More Time to Craft  Always Anything Goes
  • A Perfect Time To Craft  - Always Anything Goes
  • Card Mania  #98 - Anything Goes
  • Classic Design Team Open Challenge, Must be a DT creation) Always Anything Goes
  • Craft-Dee BowZ (project must have hand-made bow) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
  • Crafts Galore Encore November - Always Anything Goes
  • Crafty Girlz Challenge ( November - Anything Goes + Option: Christmas)

  • Friday, 10 November 2017

    POLKADOODLES - Challenge No: 45

    Theme:  White with a hint of Colour

    This is my first card for Polkadoodles and I've enjoyed playing with the WINNIE WHITE CHRISTMAS KAHUNA download kit.  I used the Winnie sledging digi stamp from that kit.  Here is the link to the shop and items used in creating this project.  

    I've kept it simply and tried to keep to the theme of WHITE with a hint of colour by only colouring part of the stamped images.  I used copic markers and a glitter pen as my choice of medium for this project.

    Why not check out the other DT samples and find out what they've been busy creating this week here.  I hope to see your creation there.

    Best wishes,
    Challenges I'm entering this into challenges
    C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #441 Winter
    Craft Rocket Challenges M 1st Thurs #43 Christmas Is Coming
    Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes
    2 Crafty Critter Crazies (M, P1, E5, must have a critter) #8 - Anything Goes with a Critter
    Animal Friends Challenge (M, P1, E3, must have an animal) #56 - Christmas
    Daisy Chain Challenges (M, P5, E3) #14 Christmas/Winter
    Happy Little Stampers Dies (M, P9, must use dies) Always Anything Goes with Dies 

    Friday, 27 October 2017


    I'm coming back to crafting very soon.  I will be joining the lovely people at Polkadoodles as part of their Design Team.  I am so looking forward to getting to know them, following their work and contributing to their amazing inspiration.  Why not checking out their blogs and see what they are doing.  Here is the main Polka Doodle Challenge blog link
    Best wishes,

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    Cuddly Buddly

    "Present Tag"

    Techniques:  - Distressing - used a scissors to distress edge of tag

    USED:   CUDDLY BUDDLY DIGI STAMP - Pachela Studios - Toby Tumble just saying HI

    Medium:   Mainly Copics, (SNoir/Promarkers), glitter, Stardust glitter pen
    Papers:    Craftwork cards (green leaves)

    Dies used:  Magnolia swirl and Cheery Lynn flourish
    Cricut machine used to create label - Lacy Label cartridge

    Embellishments:   Eye-let, Ribbon, gems, flower, Butterfly

    Best wishes,
    Challenges I'm entering this into 
    Anything goes Challenge - anything goes
    Bearlymine Challenge - anything goes
    Inky chicks - summer colours
    Ladybug craft ink.... - Birthdays
    Alittle bit crafty - die-ing for a die
    A&T Emerald Faeries - Happy Birthday
    Card and scrap - Ribbon