Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge - Autumn/leaves - Wild child

I doodled Annabel Acorn while on holiday and have been so looking forward to adding some colour when a suitable project came up. This week Shelly has set the project over at Crafty creations and it seemsed very appropriate as my DT card. I have coloured the image using copics, Basic grey DP, Papermania Christmas ribbons, brads and a wild child Basic Grey rubons. Added some extra oak leaves cut from second image.

this weeks prize are these beautiful crochet flowers and butterflies from Paperblooms.

Pop over and see all the lovely DT cards and join us with your crafty creation!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Polkadoodles - Not for girls.....

A few samples using the soon to be released Polkadoodles CD - Not for girls.
Samples are for Create and Craft on Friday 2nd October 11 a.m.
Superheros and cool dude birds

Sorry about photos but needs must as posting them today.
Robots card uses printable acetate from Donnas Den and fab irredescent paper bought at local craft centre - papercellar I believe - both however are a pain to photograph.

I love the  black and white cars, car papers and there are lots of fab alphas.

Another beautiful tree range.
Over 1500 printable sheets - lots of ephemera type imagery aswell....hobbies, football, golf, bowls, scooters
motorbikes, fab papers - woodgrain, textured, stars, gardening, music, bottletops,
There is so much I want to play with but lots to do befor I go away, so hopefully more time end of next week!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Ben 10 - Harley is 4

A quicky Ben 10 card for a friend....handdrawn and coloured with copics - I am informed by Jacob that this is Ben 10 alien force not the original Ben 10!
If anyone is looking for a Ben 10 image let me have your e-mail address and I'll send you the digi image- a wee freebie - I scanned it befor colouring!

Anyhow have been on a mad catch up as dying to make some samples using the soon to be released Mens CD from Polkadoodles 'Not for girls'- It has oodles of great images and papers on it! I will hope to have some samples to show you tomorrow.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Freedom and 70th Wedding Anniversary....

This is my youngest cat Freedom - a colour point persian - he was watching me make cards this afternoon - an ideal photo opportunity!

Quite a simple Anniversary cards for Reubens grandparents. It is mostly Basic Grey papers and adhesive alphas(Sultry) with some beautiful white glitter Papermania handmade paper, gem brads and little leather die cut handcoloured flowers and butterflies.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Busy week.....Mum and Dad's Birthday

I feel a bit like this cat this week.....It's just going to be one of those weeks!
Spent a lovely early Birthday celebration today with my Mum and Dad - Hi folks!
My parents share a birthday - how strange is that.....have to add that on the 2nd of October
my Mum will be a mere 68 years young

Whereas my Dad has reached the big 70! Can't see it very well on his card - it's that pesky acetate again, so hard to get a decent photo.

We were celebrating early today as we will be heading South on their Birthday. Reuben's Grandparents will be celebrating 70 years of Marriage - how wonderful is that. They are 95 and 94 and haven't yet met our youngest two children, so it will be a special party and we decided we should make the trip to Henley on Thames - rather a long way with 3 children 6 ,4 and 2!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Polkadoodles Challenge 19 - Colour a Polly or Jack

This weeks Challenge over at Polkadoodles is to colour your own image. I have used Polly on my Gatefold card for my DT contribution. Coloured with copics and a little detail added with Sakura after. All my papers are from the Candy doodles CD. The flowers are also from the CD just added alittle ink to edges and secured with a brad.

And the winners for Challenge 17 (Not a Card) are:

1st place: Lisa B
2nd place: Dolly
3rd place: Aquarius

Well done lots of really great entries in the challenge - so hard to choose!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 18 DT card - No backing paper.....

No Backing Paper is the challenge at C.R.A.F.T. - my husband said "try making an acetate card."...he's full of good ideas is Reuben! But then he doesn't have to photograph them! The card is lovely and very tactile but the photos don't do it justice.

We are lucky to have The Crafty Pad as sponsors this week and I have used one of Debbies stamps to make my card. Printed on acetate - coloured with Sakura glaze, stickles and some snowflake diecuts.

The lucky winner will recieve Percy Stargazing - such a cute image....

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge - Windows

Over at Crafty Creations this week the challenge is Windows! It is my turn to host and set the challenge, so on a selfish move on my part I went for windows. We live in a late 1920's house which still has some original glass work which I have wanted to do some work with for a while.

We have a Glasgow rose style stained glass pain in both bay windows to the front of the house - one a 5 panelled squared bay and the other a five panelled round bay. We also have a textured glass front door - I have combined both for my DT project.

The prize this week as chosen by Random generator is my project card below and the digital image used to create it-Rose Window.

Paper piecing, copics, crackle glaze, glossy accents and Sakura stardust!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Brenda's wings request - Dragonfly

As you may know Brenda won my blog candy. I am the worlds worst at waiting for new craft goodies.
So I presume everyone is like me! I spent yesterday doodling a wings theme for Brenda and this what I came up with. I hope you like it Brenda!

Brenda if you e-mail me your snail mail addy I will pop the original in the post and send you the digi stamps!
Thanks one and all for entering .

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Winner of my Blog candy....

Thanks so much to everyone that entered my blogcandy - It's so much fun. I am thrilled with the support that has been shown to me in blogland. The winner - as chosen by is Brenda . So if you pop by when you get a minute to let me know what you'd like, I'll get my doodling hat on......

Saturday, 19 September 2009

New shop and blog candy!

This post will stay at the top until the candy is drawn.... At last I hear you say Keryn (amongst others)! Thanks for all your encouragement to do something with my doodles. And before another year passes thought I'd get me act in gear and at least take the easy option - with secure payment methods - and go for a shop at Shophandmade. It's my Birthday tomorrow 39 years if I don't do it now It will be next year and I'll be 40 and still thinking about it!

As a little thanks for anyone who would like to do a wee linky thing to spread the word I will have some candy thought I ! What would you like....mmmmm!

Since it went down well last time I was thinking a personal doodle. You give me a theme and I will create you a digi image and also send you the coloured original - so it's all yours!

Please just provide a wee link to this post to spread the word and leave me a comment to let me know . Also if there is anything that you are looking for I will add it to my ever growing list of things to doodle! I will try to work out how to keep this post at the top and it will end on the 19th September.

Thanks again for all your encouragement and taking the time to blog hop in my direction.

One for the girls - Saturday Challenge - Jenna 6

I finally gave in this week and bought some new Sugar Nellies.
I needed to make another Birthday card for Jenna and  a couple of notelets to add to my Mum's stash.

All 3 are gate fold and very simple - the images are so lovely - I don't feel they need alot extra.
All coloured with Copics with a little sakura glitter added

Pop over to Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and see their lovely cards!
Have bought some of their lovely Manga stamps aswell - so watch this space!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Polkadoodles Challenge 18 - Make your own flowers....

The challenge this week at Polkadoodles is to make your own flowers! What fun I had with this. I have used the new doodles stamps to create flowers by heat embossing acetate and colouring with Sakura Glaze.
Then layered with eyelet in centre. Made wire stems and leaves with a glass bead as flower centre.

Background of card is stamped with doodles stamps and I have used candy doodle cd for paper to cut 50 and alphas in circles. The flowers each have their own vase made from bendy section of a straw.
Added doodley details to finnish.

If you are heat embossing on acetate - you need heat resistant acetate - I bought mine from Donnas Den its made by Crafters Companion.

Congratulations to the winners from challenge 16 (spots and stripes) :

3rd place - Dolly
2nd place - Aud Cards
Winner - Aunty Nonie

Thursday, 17 September 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 17 - Pink and Brown

This weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  is pink and brown - a lovely colour combination to work with!
I have used some DCWV Once upon a time paper as backing, Flowers are diecut My minds eye set with an eyelet and velvet ribbon stem, diecut leather flowers and trellis set with brads.
Sakura doodling to finnish.
Thanks to Tracy from Just Tracy's for sposoring us this week - with a brill prize - pop over and have a wee look to see what you could be playing with!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Happy 80th Birthday - Sally shetland

I had been asked to do a card for a lady's 80th who loves horses - I have used my image of Sally Shetland and some lovely DCWV Once upon a time paper.....

Crafty Creations Challenge 33 - tea and coffee

This week at Crafty creations the challenge is Tea /Coffee.
I decided to make a set of atc's with a tea theme.
I have used a vintage illustration of a tea plant and made little tea bags from polly pockets to hold mini versions of picture with a little ribbon and a hand written sentiment.
They attach to the atcs wrapped round a large fancy eyelet/snap by We are Memory Keepers.
All attaching of papers to atcs is done with coloured staples and inking and doodling to finnish.
Thanks so much to our sponsor this week Annaandbella
The lucky winner will recieve this stamp!

I really enjoyed visiting all your creations last week - looking forward to seeing what you get upto this week!
Pssst! Liz these are my atcs for the Drayton swap this month.......

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Hi Mum!

My Mum and Dad are popping up for dinner on Thursday! So on with a few little cards for Mum to replenish her stock .....
A couple of sqaure Baby boy cards using the fantastic illustrations of Mo Manning - basic grey papers,
Copics to colour, Basic Grey Rubons, velvet ribbon from Donnas Den,
Large eyelets ( on special at docrafts) and some doodling.
Baby girl card using my doodle of Geraldine Giraffe .....
Basic Grey paper to back.
Simon Snail - I love these colours and that Basic grey paper is fab!
Have some more to do as she is needing some thinking of you and get well cards......better get sticking!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Copic Colour Challenge - R29, BG05, Y15.....

This week over at Copic colour Challenge the colours are
R29, BG05, Y15
I have also added into the mix R59, BG09, Y17, G05 & G17.
I had a couple of small thankyou cards to make and have used my own doodles
with some tiny Basic Grey rubons and Basic Grey papers as backing.
Pop over to copic colour challenge and see all the fab colouring by the Dt

Last few samples for Polkadoodles

Just the last few Polkadoodles samples using their new rubber stamps.
If you get a chance watch them on Create and Craft at 9a.m. Tuesday 15th September!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Clara Cupcake - Make a Wish

A great sketch from Dare U 2 Digi Stamp this week and lovely cards by the DT as always - pop over and have a look!
I am also combining this with Copic Creations that has a challenge of your favourite colour combinations.
One of my all time favourites is purple, red and turquoise.
I have used BV00, V12, V15, V17, YR20, R20, E00, E04, E08
R37, R59, BG09 & BG49.
Copic creations have a wonderful prize - a gift certificate for illustrations by the wonderful Mo Manning!
Pop by and have a look at the fab colouring by the girls at Copic Creations!
For my card I have used my own doodle Clara Cupcake, paper off cuts and some Coredinations Vintage, copics with a little sakura and a Basic Grey rubon.