Sunday, 30 August 2009

Funky Flowers - Happy Birthday

I really enjoyed colouring my new funky flowers doodle last night. I have decided to enter it into the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge - I have only just come across them but they have some wonderful DT projects - worth popping by to have a look. I have used copics to colour image and some glossy accents and crackle accents for extra texture. A few die cut hand coloured butterflies - the challenge is for a project with wings. My Minds eye paper for background with hand doodled sentiment.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Welcome Tilly Teddy

Welcome Tilly Teddy is for this weeks Dare U 2 Digi stamp challenge which is a recipie - 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers and 3 flowers along with a digi stamp! I have used a new doodle of Tilly Teddy - I have alot of friends babies due to be making an entrance soon , so thought I'd make a start on some cards. I have used a piece of DCWV ribbon, 2 patterned papers to paperpiece my digi stamp(both freebies from mags) 3 doodled flowers using Sakura pens. Some added Sakura to Tilly and round edge of card. Inking to edges of card. Basic Grey rubons sentiment.

James - On your Baptism....Allsorts Challenge 16

Tomorrow is a big day for myself and baby James - I am becoming his godmother at his baptism -and yes I am quite excited! Due to unforseen large amount of card requests I have been quite last minute with this one for me - just hot off the press as it were.
I had already decided that I would use this wonderful illustration by Mo Manning
and when I saw the challenge at Allsorts this week I thought it would be ideal.
They have banned rubber but digital is fine and no stamped rubber sentiments - so I have cut alphas and layered them. My image has the background paper pieced - it's a wonderful cloud paper from the Basic Grey Mellow range. I have coloured with copics and added a little Sakur stardust glitter and flocking to the clouds. The background and alphas are cut from Coredinations Vintage range - all inked at edges.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Polkadoodle time again!

Once again it is polkadoodling fun day Friday! A huge congratulations to the winners this week - Peggy - Dolly and Teri your projects were all fab.....I find it very hard every week to pick my favourite 3 as I'm sure do the rest of the team.
This week as my Dt card I created a fun card for Christie who is going to be 11 and is a keen cardmaker herself so thought I'd better put in extra effort here- it's a fab sketch
and really enjoyed working with it!
I made a circular card base and a smaller circle from coredinations vintage card - It does stand well - but couldn't get a decent photo as the light is still dire here. I attached Polkadoodles bunting around the top of small circle and attached to card base with foam pads. Polkadoodles Sugar Birdies Alphas were used for Christie and slotted between circles. A lovely big cake again Sugar Birdies - added a little Sakura to cherry and bow. The Flowers are also SB with inking at edges, faux stitching and shaping with scissor egdge. Stars are cut from Coredinations. Doodling round circle to finnish - using stardust Sakura outlined in white!
Pop over and see the other projects - all sorts of fun - for boys and girls of all ages! We all love seeing your creations and don't worry it's not compulsory to use Polkadoodles - but the products are hard to resist!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Embossing

I have been so looking forward to using the beautiful set of flourishes stamps that I won recently and this seemed the ideal opportunity. Over at C.R.A.F.T. this week the challenge is embossing - it could be heat or dry or whattever type of embossing you fancy!
For my DT card I have used some coredinations vintage card as a base. I drew round a plate onto a piece of Bristol board (all very technical like!) then stamped around the lemon image added a few extra leaves and sentiment. Coloured with copics. Stamped centre area with lemons and heat embossed in clear to create a resist. Coloured over heat embossing with copics. Added the ribbon and hand tied a bow.

I am also entering this into the Copic Buzz challenge which is anything inspired by Nature - Flourishes that produce the lemons stamp are the sponsor this week - pop over and have a look! Some lovely creations by their D.T.
Again this week the DT at C.R.A.F.T. have done us proud with a wide range of different cards. Just Tracy's have sponsored the prize - thanks Tracy and look what you could win.....
An undecorated tabbed journal and some surprise goodies - we all love a surprise! Go on get embossing.....

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge - Farm

This week we are going down on the farm with Crafty Creations.....My Dt card is a wee picture of Sam Scarecrow, who doesn't seem to be doing a very good job. He has a family of birds setting up home on his hat, along with a very happy spider and a wee mouse hiding in his pocket!
I have paper pieced Sam with a selection of free magazine papers and the background is a twelvebytwelve paper. Sakura added details for a bit of sparkle. Go pop by and visit all the fab projects this week at Crafty creations and then why don't you come join us down on the farm!

The prize this week is a fab paper pack by Close to my Heart sponsored by our DT member Jaime - go visit her site and see all the fab products!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Wanda Witch!

Introducing Wanda Witch. Had alot of fun doodling this - Wanda has a tiny spider hanging from her hat, freddie frog in her hands and Charlie cat hiding in the cauldron. I have used crackle glaze on top of my copic coloured doodle to add detail an d a few cuttlebug die cut bats and spiders. I love the magical colouful paper from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey range.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Poppy - Lola and her dog

Poppy is one of Hope's little friends and is going to be 3 this week! Her mum asked me to make her a card with a Lola theme as she is mad on Charlie and Lola. I have to admit Lola's dog is a wee cheet as it was a kit that came from a comic. Lola is paperpieced with Copics on her face. Some resin flower stickers and a few layered flower stickers from a kit.....'jobs a good un' as they say round here

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Saskia has candy!

Look what you could win over at Saskia's - a reminder that it is still summer! Ever hopeful the weather will turn a bit more summery here sometime soon.......
If you haven't visited Saskia's blog you need to go anyway and see all her great creative projects! Always something a little different and so beautifully created!

B is for buttons!

This weeks challenge over at ABC Challenge is B is for buttons. This Christening card is for a friends daughter Megan that is getting Christened tomorrow. I have used Polkadoodles papers with some added inking and some lovely flower shaped buttons from My minds eye. A few bling dragonflies to finnish.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Polkadoodles Challenge 14....

This week over at Polkadoodles we had a sketch to work with and to use the sugar birdies CD.

The images and papers on this CD are fab - such lovely soft colours. I made a card for Poppy who is 3 next week as my DT card.

I managed to get some fantastic irredescent heavy weight paper at my local garden centre (Cardwell) from Papercellar part of their fill a box range. It is a wonderful quality and prints on really well - very designer feel.

I coloured Polly using Sakura stardust pens - the whole card is very sparkly!

Some great cards as always by the DT this week using the Polkadoodles images...go have a nosey. Still a few days to enter the current challenge "more than 2 folds"! Or have your sketch project in by Sunday 30th and you could win a great polkadoodles freebie or a blinky for your blog.....

Thursday, 20 August 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 13....

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week is an inspirational photo.Oh how I wish it was like this photo in Largs today - alas not - the sky's have opened and it's well and trult misearable!
I wanted to make a project using the shells and bits I collected on my holiday last month. It's another one of the bubble painting backgrounds. My image of Octavia coloured with copics and a crackle glaze finnish. I like the effect it gives - makes her look like she is underwater.

There is a lovely Joanna Sheen book as a prize from Anesha - thanks Anesha! Pop over and see all the really different projects this week!
I was having a bad day on Monday as my E00(skin white) copic had run out...what was I to do. Decided a refil was the best option - because I am obvoiusly going to go through alot of this colour. So did a wee search online. I want to say that I am thrilled with the service I recieved from Stamp Galaxy .
A great price on Copic Ciao £1.89, refils £4.60 and Sketch £3.90. Super fast servise - with me yesterday - how brill is that! I should say I have no conections with this company - just wanted to say thanks!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge - Tags!

Look at the beautiful piece of crochet you could win this week in the Crafty Creations Challenge! Trudette is sponsoring us with this lovely prize - if you pop over to her Etsy shop you will find some other beautiful creations by Trudette.

The Challenge this week is tags. I have some friends due babies soon, so baby tags seemed a good idea. This is a set of images by Mo Manning

I cut some tag shapes on my Pazzles - each shape in two sizes. Coloured babies with copics- ahhhhh skin tone is running out......Coloured edge of larger tag with the same shade as extras around baby. Used off cuts to cover smaller tag and rubon sentiments. Layered then threaded fancy fibres through hole set with eyelet.

Popover to crafty creations and see what the rest of the DT have created this week - you won't be dissapointed.....

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Bella and Bronte.....

One of my friends asked me to make a card for Emma who is dog mad! What better illustration to use than Bella and Bronte by Mo Manning. This is for the ABC Challenge - A is for anything goes with the additional optional extra of animals!

Stef - not sure what a magic border is! I outline my images with a paler co-ordinating copic and then hand cut them out a little away from the pen outline....if that maskes sense.

Monday, 17 August 2009

70th......Alcohol, Poker and football.....

Not my usual request for a card. But my friend Julie asked if I could make one for her father-in-law's 70th - his hobbies Poker, beer and football......worked out not too bad - thanks to First Floor Flat for the images of the playing cards. I used Basic Grey paper, football stamp then coloured white and hand cut beer glass with felt froth....

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Copic Buzz - Mo manning

This is my first entry over at Copic Buzz and lets face it you have to have a go. The challenge this week is to use an illustration by the fab illustrator Mo Manning. If you don't already own any of her works of art they will even give you the little sweetheart above to use for your entry! How good is that....
The prize is vouchers for Mo's illustrations - well worth a try!

Saturday, 15 August 2009

13th Robbie - Copics Colour Challenge........

This weeks challenge over at Copics colour Challenge was to use R59, BG09 and G99.....but I didn't have those, so I have used my closest colours that still worked well - I think!
I have doodled an image of a skateboarder for a friends son's 13th next week. Used Basic Grey paper as background and alpha stickers. The Copics I have used are R29, BG15, BG49, YG67, YG63, 100, E00, E29 and R20....

Friday, 14 August 2009

Polkadoodles Challenge 13.....

This week over at Polkadoodles the DT were challenged
to make a two fold or more fold card using sugar birdies.
I love Polly Polkadoodle and these flowers are great for layering.

My Dt card is a trifold scalloped oval.
I cut a paper layer to matt onto card and decorated all panels with
images from the Cd.
Flowers are layered and secured with an eyelet.

I used a scalloped circle inside to write on with one of the cute birdies added.
A ribbon secures the card through eyelets on the outside ovals.

Lots of great projects by the Design team - pay them a visit at the blog and be inspired!
You don't have to use their images for your entry - and you could win some -
well worth a go I'd say!

All entries due in by Sunday 23rd August......

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Last lot of Jingle Jangle doodley Christmas....

The last lot of Polkadoodles Christmas samples that I have managed this week.
If you get a chance Jingle Jangle Christmas is being pre-viewed
on Create and Craft on Monday morning at 9a.m.

The CD is now available to pre-order from the Polkadoodles shop
and contains so much more than I have shown this week-
no doubt will be using it soon for some more cards though.....
I have really liked the images- especially liked doing the A4 card below, the cute polar bears
and deer are lovely .

Off to bed - I have had a request for a motorbike card - CBR 1000
- not feeling too inclined at this moment......
Still wanting to Jingle Jangle!

Craft Challenge 12 - A Sketch!

This is my Dt card for C.R.A.F.T.
this weeks challenge is a sketch and you could win a fab Basic Grey Rub on tool -
I use mine alot - a very handy wee thing!

Go visit all the DT - some great projects by them this week - nothing like a bit of blog hopping!
So come play - Thursday it's time to C.R.A.F.T. !

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

More Jingle Jangle Plokadoodles fun.....

Having a productive week as Reuben is off on a week at home allowing me
more time to play than normal - make the most of it - I say.
Still playing with the new Jingle Jangle Cd available to pre- order from Polkadoodles.
The only additional items on Christmas Polly are some eyelets, ribbon and stickles.
Just a little doodling added to gingerbread man using black pen and red stardust Sakura.

How cute are these robins - a touch of stickles and black pen are the only added extras here!

They are really cute - as you can tell I love working with them.....

Crafty Creations Challenge 28- Yellow

A little something to brighten up your day!
The challenge over at Crafty Creations this week is Yellow-
Be it mellow or be it bright, make it yellow for our delight!

My Dt card this week is the bubble monsters from the planet bubble wishing
somebody a happy birthday.
I had so much fun doing the bubble painting this week
( mix up washing up liquid, paint & water in a bowl and blow with a straw-
Take a print off the top of the bubbly bowl )
- Yes Spyder I also learnt this at playschool-
My mum taught at playgroup and I love helping out at ours now.
A few aditional Basic Grey Cupkake rubons and chipboard sentiment.
Bubbles cut from vellum and joined with eyelets - they just slot over edges.
Thnaks to Ali this week we have some gelatins as a prize.......
good luck and have fun!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Jingle Jangle Christmas - Polkadoodles.....

Just incase anyone thinks I am missing in action!
I am busy playing with some of the new images from Polkadoodles "Jingle Jangle" Christmas range - now available to pre-order from the Polkadoodles shop.

Nikki's images are great to work with and there is a huge range on this new cd.
These are just a few quick cards and I will put on more projects over the week.

I adore the deer and the owls.
There are eskimos, snowmen, trees and so much more.....
keep watching this space!

The new "Jingle Jangle"range will be shown on Create and Craft
at 9 a.m. on Monday the 17th August - worth the watching I'd say.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Drayton Lady atc swap - My Time to craft

Oh Liz! I am just getting organized - yes I am that organized person by nature -
just takes me a while to get there!
Recieved my swaps from the Drayton Lady swap on Trimmcraft on
Wednesday - thanks Cheryl, Sandie J and Crafty Critter!
So last night put on my thinking cap for this months swap....
I have combined my swap this month with the My Time To Craft challenge
which is neglected or forgotten stash!
"Underwater bubbles"
use a handmade background of bubble painting.
eyelets and ribbon and some hand coloured underwater
leather die cut creatures.
The neglected or forgotten item are the bracelet fastenings that I bought an age ago - thinking "oh! they could be good for something!" - gathering dust perchance!

Anyway had lots of fun doing these - atc's are cool and I always enjoy them - don't do enough!
I'm sure everyone has some neglected stash - go pay them a visit!