Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Crafty Creations is all about circles!

is all about circles this week.

I used this lovely fun image
by Fresh Brewed Designs to create my card this week.

Along with some button printed card and
some spotty Kraft card.
Doodled sentiment and borders with some
stickles for sparkle!

Fresh Brewed Designs are sponsoring
Crafty Creations this week
and the lucky winner will recieve
3 images from their store!

Friday, 25 May 2012

Polka Doodles...a little bit of doodling & Happy Birthday

My turn to set the
challenge this week so we are going
for some doodling on your creation!

We would also like a birthday theme as its
our birthday week this week! Yeah!

I have used the Sundae of Seasons cd for
my toadstool image
and the Sugarplum daisy cd for
those adorable lady bugs!

I'd like to share this with
Ladybug Crafts ink - things with wings

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A wee bit pun intended.

I think it would be fair to say lately my heart hasn't been in blogging. I know through so many of the lovely people that I have met through blog land that folks lives are full of complications. A lot of us use our craft as stress release and I know for me when I don't have time to make cards life just isn't the same.
Anyhow I hope having at last received an appointment for middle child Caleb at Yorkhill (the children's hospital in Glasgow) that things will get a little easier. We discovered at Christmas that Caleb's toileting problems were not habitual as originally believed but medical. What happened after that has been a roller coaster that seemed to only be heading downwards. Hopefully now it's on its way back up ......
Maybe I'll be a better blogger soon but if not please bear with me and normal service will eventually resume!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Polka Doodles 3 today! Big Birthday candy alert !!!!!!

Happy Birthday to Polka Doodles

My special birthday card uses lots of Polka Doodles
elements from magazine freebies and also
from that fab new cd
with Promarkers and some added doodles

Yes can you believe it!
Polka Doodles is 3 years old today
Nikky has quite rightly decided this is a special
something to celebrate, so there is
loads of candy to be had at 

Some words from Nikky:

So to celebrate this fabulous occasion we're having a BIG celebration and you can win over £220 worth of blog candy - so make sure you enter today's EXTRA challenge to be in with a chance to get some wonderful candy! woooohoooo!! We want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who regularly enter our challenges from all across the globe for all your fabulous support over the past 3 years, here's raising a glass to another 3 and beyond!

So, of course, today's challenge is very simple - you need to make us a Special Birthday Card incorporating No. 3 to help us mark the occasion! The 3 can be 3 ribbons, 3 papers, 3 get the idea!...

Monday, 21 May 2012

Polka Doodles watch this space!

Watch this space indeedy!
There is something very special happening
at Polka Doodles this week.
Come back tomorrow to find out what it's
all about won't be disappointed!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Polka Doodles - Wedding Creation......

How pretty is this fab range from the
lovely Polka doodles Love & Cherish Cd!

I have created a confetti box
and gift tag as a project for 
Lou's challenge this week,

Something Old (Plastic box from moisturiser)
Something New (images printed on new sheet of Safmat!)
Something Borrowed (Frantage Iced shavings for confetti)
Something Blue (tiny hearts)

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Crafty Creations - Male Birthday!

challenge you to create a male birthday
card this week!

I have used Spud Shark to paperpiece my card
using Tim Holtz papers. 
A little Shaping to spud to make him 'swim'.
A few hand coloured leather underwater die cuts
and a doodled sentiment and border.

this week and the winner will recieve
their choice of any 3 doodles.

There is also a freebie at Crafty Creations
and anyone using a Hope Jacare doodle
will also go into a draw for the handcoloured die-cuts
in the picture above and another doodle of choice.

I'd like to share this with
Lolipop Crafts - Just for him
Gingerloft - Under the sea
Allsorts - Card for a man or boy
Craft Your Days away - All creatures great and small

Sunday, 6 May 2012

My Favourite technique.....dedication card!

Quite unusual for me to use only rubber
to create a card.
However this best sums up my most favourite techniques
- Paper piecing and colouring.
I love them both in equal amounts so this card
was a joy to create.

I'd like to share this with
who are looking for creations using your favourite technique!

I have used Basic Grey paper
to paper piece the dress on my gorgeous girl
and the butterflies.

My pens of choice are Promarkers
(I still love my copics but I am finding 
I go for my promarkers more and more)

Please cold go away...I feel like my head is going to explode!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Happy Anniversary Reuben and winner of my Birthday candy!

I love the Octopode Factory images,
I bought these a while back and guess I have been saving them for a
special occasion...this must be it!
Married 16 years today has to be something to celebrate.

We are looking forward to a lovely meal out
with kids and all tonight in Largs, thanks for all the lovely
Anniversary wishes - much appreciated!

And my Birthday candy has been won by
Please e-mail me at
and I will get your prize off to you.

3 short years .....It's passed me by...Birthday candy alert!

Please check below for more recent posts.
Birthday Candy Alert!

Where has the last 3 years gone?

Please take my Art Nouveau Rose heart
as a wee gift if you would like it...
I'd love to see anything you create with it!
It will be here until 4th May.

Also a special Birthday discount at my
Etsy store - 33% off any purchase just add
3RDBIRTHDAY as your code
This will be available until the 4th May 
(another anniversary for me - 16 years married!)

Lastly any anyone that leaves a comment and is a follower
will be entered into my birthday draw
 to win 33 of my digi images 
of your choice!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Crafty Creations are looking for those
very special Mothers Day
projects this week.

Here in the UK Mother's Day
has long passed, but we can always
make a card for a Mum.

I have been dying to try a bit of Frantage
after seeing the woman herself on Create and Craft
last week.

This is all a bit spooky actually.....if you have 
this months copy of Craft Stamper have a
wee look at the preview of next months magazine.....
weird or what!( I made mine about 5 days before
my mag turned up.)

Anyhow I have some great chipboard flowers and flourishes
that I played with alongside Vintage embossing powders
and mica flakes.

A lovely corner stamp, some sticky alphas,
little ceramic flowers and my trusty Sakura pen
to doodle.

Crafty Creations are a great team of girls....
pop by and see what they are up to.

I had to make my project early so appologies
for not using the sponsors images this week.
But the lucky winner will recieve some fab digi stamps