Sunday, 28 February 2010

Incy Wincy - add some texture - Polkadoodles baby blocks

The challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week
is to add some texture to your project!

I have used the baby blocks from the Polkadoodles
new CD Paper Boutique.
Added texture to the blocks on the left side with UTEE.

Also heat embossed the green star and the apple!

Secured with ribbon threaded through eyelets and a little tag added to the end of each.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Toadstool cottage

Had been really looking forward to colouring this one since doodling it last week.

Mostly paper pieced with some copics and sakura colour added.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Everybody - Art - Challenge - Easel cards - Polkadoodles

As promised two of the cards I made using the wonderful new
Paper boutique CD from Polkadoodles-
As shown on Create and Craft yesterday!

I would like to enter these into the Everybody Art Challenge.
They are looking for easel cards - so I thought these round easel cards would be ideal!

Polkadoodles Challenge - A shaped card

Very appropriately the DT were challenged by Lou to create a
shaped card this week at Polkadoodles!
Paper Boutique previewed on Create and Craft Yesterday and
I have to say it is a wonderful collection of crafting digital goodies!

I have used Funky Munky for my card and pretty much built it as an
easy version (not the maximum layers) of the decoupage on the CD.

Just added flocking to the cute monkey and
 heat embossed the banana and foliage.
The backs are as cute as the fronts of these cards!

I hope you manage to see the CD being showed yesterday but if not have no fear I have several projects to share with you over the weekend.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 39 - ribbon and sparkle

We are happy to welcome new sponsors Toucan Scraps at C.R.A.F.T.
this week. Angela creates Digital collections for cardmakers and scrapbookers alike.
Our challenge this week is a recipe - ribbon and sparkle!

I have been dying to use these fab new stamps from the
Ketto range at Stamping Bella. Ivy and Frog are so cute!
They just worked so well alongside Angela's - Victorian Parlour collection papers.

I have also used Polkadoodles tree & leaf stamps and
a Basic Grey vine stamp.
Copics and Sakura
Ribbon from local habedashery shop with owl charm
Stickles on trees for sparkle.

Pop over to C.R.A.F.T. to see what the rest of the DT have been upto!

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Crafty Creations - Pop it up!

This week at Crafty Creations Deena has asked us to
Cut it out and Pop it up!

I have used this fab hose image from this weeks sponsor
Lovely Papermania papers, die cut leaves and some lovely pressed daisies.
Chipboard letters for the Welcome sign.

We love to see any Craft work at Crafty Creations -
so come along and lets us see what you have popped up!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

My Best Friends Wedding

Ross and Margaret Anne - the Wedding was wonderful and such a lovely sunny day!

Reuben and Hope

Caleb - up to mischief!

Jacob - blowing bubbles!

Myself and Reuben - Hope took this photo!

Family Phillips!

Margaret Anne and Ross
with his daughters Katrina and Morven

A wonderful wedding but unfortunately I took really ill in the afternoon and had to go home - missing the party .......But at least I made it to see M-A married at last!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge - sketch - Dt card

Lovely sketch this week over at Polkadoodles - thanks Kris!
Kris has also challenged us to use a bird in our creation....

I have been a naughty girl and used some of the fabulousness that is the not
yet released new Polkadoodles CD!
Paper boutique will air on the 25th February and it is fab!!!!

There is something special about the new CD but my card does not give that away.
Lets just say it's worth the watching.......

Thursday, 18 February 2010

C.R.A.F.T.Challenge 38 - Ei's Sketch!

Ei has created a fab sketch for this weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T.
I have used a cute digi stamp from The Crafty Pad
Roshell and her chick
(they are available as both types of stamp)
Papers from Basic Grey and Papermania ribbons, gems , flowers and buttons.
Paper pieced the images and a little doodling to finnish!

You could win this adorable stamp from the Crafty Pad!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Crafty Creations DT project - stitching

This week our challenge at Crafty Creations was to use some sort of stitching!
I have used the lovely love bird image supplied to the DT this week from

To create my decoration on Shrink plastic - I traced the image and coloured with Sakura, then added holes around edge of plastic with my crop-a-dile before shrinking. I then stitched beads around edge with some silver wire and created a heart at top and bottom!

We'd love to see your new creation encorporating stitching over at Crafty Creations
 and you could win a fab stamp set from Stamps and Smiles.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Wedding Horseshoe

It is my best friend Margaret Anne's Wedding this Saturday to
The wonderful Ross...

May not be round alot as still lots of things to do for it! I have had to find another outfit as the one I ordered a wonderful chocolate silk velvet trouser suit eventually arrived - only to discover they sent me a black dress.......disappointed isn't the word!

Anyway finnished the horseshoe last night for Hope to give M-A.
She is getting married in a deep red dress and you may remember the cards are a snowdrop theme.
I made the horseshoe with glass beads, some fancy fibres, mulberry paper snowdrops and there are silver charms attached - you don't seem to see them in photos.
Tied with ribbon to match dress.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

All my Love....

Julie used this fab image by Michelle Perkett on C.R.A.F.T.
last week and I could not resist it - for Reuben's Valentine!

Just how simple and beautiful . Coloured with my copics and Sakura.
Dp is Basic Grey Obscure collection and some
textured blue Bazzil.

Secured with a ribbon(one of those really anoying bits supposedly used
to keep you clothes on a hanger, I just end up choking myself with them)
And a really cute aeroplane charm.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Home is where the heart is.....

Now I know this has  reached its destination....
a very late new Home card for Magda!

Coloured with copics and I have used crackle finish
glaze on clouds and trees.

Basic Grey Obscure paper to back!

Friday, 12 February 2010

DT card Polkadoodles Challenge - hearts and flowers

Another round easel card for Polkadoodles this week!
Love is being with you.....I am getting into the whole valentine thingy at the mo....

Decided this design would work well on another round easel card. Using that wonderful owl design from Polkadoodles Love and Cherish CD. Also alphas and flowers are from the CD as well.
Both the alphas and the flowers I printed onto papers from the Cd before cutting them out.
Just added a little doodling and some heart brads to centres of flowers.

Psst! Nikki is working on a new CD and we have just had the first samples to work with....its very good - very, very this space!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

C.R.A.F.T. DT card - Digi colouring challenge

Digital Delights are this weeks sponsor at C.R.A.F.T.!
I have used Penelope Pegasus on my card.
I decided to give my copics a well earned rest for this one!
I have heat embossed the outlines on Penelope and then coloured with H2O's.
My background and clouds are created with bubble painting. The clouds I then drew with Sakura silver shadows and cut out, sticking with foam pads for a little depth.
Sentiment also written with Sakura shadow but the gold version.

The lucky winner will recieve a voucher for Digital Delights -

just have your new project featuring digi colouring with Mr Linky by 8p.m. on Wed 10th February!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Crafty Creations - challenge 'Friends'

The Challenge this week at crafty creations is 'Friends'
and what a great image from our sponsor

depicting the friendship between boy and dog!

DP is Basic Grey - part of the mellow range and the image is paper pieced
from the mellow range also with some Copic colouring for the flesh areas.
Additional sections to corners of card are fussy cut using the same DP.

I'd also like to enter this at Digital Tuesday who's challenge this week is
"It's all about the animals"

A wee freebie......

I was a doodling last night and thought it's a while since I did a wee freebie!
Thank you to all my followers and all the lovely comments I recieve - they are much appreciated.
Please take the image to use as you wish and let others know where it came from so they can have it too!
I'd love to see anything you create with it.....

Monday, 8 February 2010

Another twin card.....

Another card for twin boys - using Die cut Dreams bunnies and a lovely silver teddy from

Happy 70th - joy fold

A joy fold Happy 70th Birthday for a lollypop man -
(for those of you who call them something different - the person that helps kids across the road at school)
Mostly using Basic Grey Recess range.
School bus and crossing sign are die-cuts - very handy for a quick card.
Some grungeboard hinges, copper brads and Sakura to doodle.

Rosie-D's  have  masculine challenge on the go 'Just for men'.....pop by and see what the fab DT have been upto!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Round easel card - new adventure

Spent yesterday working on a new version of an easel fold in the round and I am really pleased with it. I haven't seen a round version elsewhere but you may well have! You will see a few of these this week as once I'd sorted the template I was keen to make more......

Please note my husband is not 70!!!! This is for a friends mother to give her husband.

Polkadoodles papers and some Basic Grey. Sakura to doodle and some screw head brads to finnish!

Digital Tuesday are looking for Try a new fold - I've used digital papers but no image if this doesn't count girls don't worry!

Jaguar Racing ....

A request for a car nut!
Basic grey paper to back. My new  Racing 2 doodle
Coloured with copics and some Sakura doodling.

Hope to be back later with a new fold I've been working on - luck has it Batteries in camera have died!!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Polkadoodles.....and I get to choose!

Yes I get to choose the challenge at Polkadoodles this week!
My choice was paper piecing  - I love it!!
Nikki (boss lady) has some fab digital paperpiecing on her CD's but I thought it would be fun for a bit of old fashioned cutting and sticking....

All the elements I have used are from the new Love and Cherish CD - these birds are so sweet!
I also love the flower patterns and have simply printed these on to some of the patterned papers and cut then layered them.
A little inking to edges and then some gems to finnish off.

Pop by Polkadoodles  - join in - Polkadoodles goodies could be yours!