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

Recycled

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





Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 44


This week at Digi Choosday out challenge was to use Bright Colours on our project.

I just happened to need an 8th Birthday card for my Sons friend, so this was the perfect project for bright colours.

I used a pre-coloured image from Work and Play 2,  along with a backing paper and border from the collection.


I created the text in silhouette and finally added some glitter stars.

we would love to see you at the challenge blog where the challenges are always ANYTHING GOES, will also be a lovely discount for today.

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:-

Creates & Makes - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Dream Valley - ATG


Friday, 27 October 2017

Santa's Letter


It is the turn of team C at Colour Crazy Challenge and we are sponsored by the wonderful StarStampz.

The image I have worked with is called Santa's Letter and is available HERE.




I coloured the image with Copics and found a sweet little frame to place over the image.


I look forward to seeing your entries this week.

Challenges Entered:-

ABC Christmas - V for Vibrant
Crafting by Designs -  - Get ready for Christmas
Fab n Funky - Christmas


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 43

We are all about Christmas this week at DIGI CHOOSDAY, but the team were challenged to make anything but a card, but for you it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Last year I made some lovely little coasters using Winnie Winterland, they were a hit with my family and I ended up giving a set to my Sister and Mum.



So this year I have made a new set (which I hope to keep for myself) using the new Winnie White Christmas.


I  used the pre-coloured images and glued to plain wooden coasters.  Once it was fully dry, I sanded around the edges to remove the excess paper and then sprayed with Iridescent varnish to seal.


They are so simple to make, but look great with all the sparkle.

You can find all things Polkadoodles below and we hope to see you over on the Challenge Blog.

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

Challenges Entered:-

A Snowflakes Promise - ATG
Creates & Makes - ATG
The Holly & the Ivy - ATG



Thursday, 19 October 2017

Queen of the Forest

My second post today is part of the new Showcase over at Aurora Wings.

The beautifully elegant "Queen of the Forest".  She was such a joy to colour and will be added to a frame later to add the last showcase images.

I have coloured in A4 size with Copics.


As with the Fairies in the last showcase, I have used distress oxides to create the background in Fossilised Amber, Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio.  I went around the edge with an Adirondack in in Red Pepper.

Once it was all dry, I added some splashed of Gansai Tambi Gold watercolour paint.


She is available to purchase HERE


Today is a double showcase and if you would like to see my other project " Fins & Pearls" you can find it HERE.


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:-

The Crafty Addicts - Autumn Colours
Ike World - Autumn
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Country View - Mixed Media Autumnal Hues
Sparkles Forum - Autumn Colours
Sweet Stampers - Autumn/Halloween




Fins and Pearls

We have another gorgeous double showcase for you over at Aurora Wings.

The first is the beautifully detailed 'Fins & Pearls'.  Available in the shop today - HERE

She didn't turn out at all like I imagined, but still I think she is rather beautiful.



She printed 8 x8 and coloured with Copics.

Please pop along to the Showcase to all the beautiful inspiration by my Team Mates.

You can find my second showcase image "Queen of the Forest" - HERE

We also have some great offers this weekend






Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 42

Wow, these Choosdays come around fast!

This week I have been playing with the gorgeous Winnie Wednesday to make my little boy a Halloween card.

I designed the layout in Silhouette Studio and then printed to and coloured Winnie with my Copics.


There was a bit of empty space so I decided to cut out a skeleton and give him some googley eyes.



Finally layering onto some bright green card.

We would love to see your creations over on the DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE BLOG and if you pop over today there will be a fab discount code you can grab.

You can find all the Polkadoodles links below:-

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

Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 41

This week for me has been so busy, with my day job and organising my Sons 8th Birthday party.

But that is the beauty of using Polkadoodles beautiful pre-coloured images, I can have a cute card made in 10-15 minutes.

So for this weeks Challenge we were asked to make a white card with a hint of colour and the images in the new Winnie White Christmas are perfect with their pastel shades.



I also used a backing paper, sentiment, tree and hearts from the collection (all cut on my Cameo) to bring my card together.

I finished by matting onto  turquoise card and adding a couple of snowflake embellishments.

Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations over on the Challenge Blog.

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

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

Challenges Entered:-



Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 40

It's time for a new challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and this week the Design Team were asked to make something 'Black, White and one other colour'.  So I decided to go with different shades of blue.

I have chosen Fairy Christmas from Winnie Winterland.

I have wanted to make a shadow box for ages, so I used a basic cutting file from Silhouette and then designed some layers myself, finally adding a small set of led lights between the star layer and back panel.


I cut the sentiment in white vinyl and also added some die-cut Christmas lights.

Here is a lightened image below, so you can see the inside layers.



As always our challenge is ANYTHING GOES or you can join in with our theme.  There is also a fab discount code every Tuesday, posted on the challenge blog.

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:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
The Holly & the Ivy - ATG Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG

Monday, 2 October 2017

CAS at Aurora Wings

We are going all CAS (Clean and Simple) for our new challenge at Aurora Wings.



I picked the ever so adorable Winter Sprite to adorn my CAS card.



I began by choosing the sentiment from the silhouette store and changing it to a pale grey and to print only.

I also fussy cut my sprite with my silhouette and coloured her with Copics in the BV & R families.

I couldn't resist adding a couple of gems for a little sparkle.


I can't wait to visit you and see your CAS creations.

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:-

All sorts - Sentiment in Focus
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - ATG Christmas
Winter Wonderland - ATG Christmas
Crafting by Design - Let's get ready for Christmas
Water cooler Wednesday - Christmas

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Happy Hauntings

We are not big in celebrating Halloween, but we always love to carve a couple of pumpkins.

This year with the new release of Polkadoodles Winnie Wednesday, which is adorable, I decided to make a little wall hanging to put up.

I used some of the Pre-coloured images and then created a little scene of the gang going Trick or Treating.  

I used Adirondack Inks for the background and some silhouette die cuts.

I cut the sentiment in Orange vinyl and will add come ribbon to hang up over Halloween.


Challenges Entered:-

Angies Digital Stamps - Spooky
Crafty Creations - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Day Dreamer - ATG
Cute Card Thursday - Trick or Treat



Friday, 29 September 2017

Reindeer Blocks

Our sponsor this week over at Colour Crazy Challenge is the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps and the image I have used is the cheeky and adorable Reindeer Blocks.


It is a super cute image and I have coloured with Copics and kept to a nice CAS layout.

All our challenges are ANYTHING GOES, so everyone can join in with any colouring medium they prefer.

Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Digi Choosday week 39

I have had so much fun making up this weeks DT card for Digi Choosday.

It is another christmas card, but the base I used was a design from Sandras Scrap Shop and is just perfect for my chosen image from Work and Play 5 - Festive Holybobs.

The colour scheme of Pink and Mint green was suggested to me by one of our Facebook members 'Margaret Ronan'.


I Coloured my image with Copics and added some pearl and flower embellishments and also some lovely mint green lace.


I hope I have inspired you with an alternative Christmas colour scheme and look forward to seeing you at the challenge blog, which is always ANYTHING GOES.

Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code.

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

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



Friday, 22 September 2017

Winnie Wednesday Halloween

Have you seen the cute new Halloween images at Polkadoodles  - Winnie Wednesday Halloween.

They come in both coloured and B & W and have some fabulous papers and sentiments to match.

Usually I colour my images, but time is short this week and that is the beauty of Polkadoodles and the pre-coloured images.

So todays card was uber quick, using a paper, sentiment and pre-coloured image, together with a couple of elements form the Silhouette store and an Organza Bow.


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