Friday, 8 December 2017

Polkadoodles Challenge DT

Good Morning :o)

Time for a new challenge at Polkadoodles... as always it's 'anything goes' for participants, although the DT have all made 'anything but a card' this week.


How I wish I was better at taking photos!  This is quite pretty and sparkly in real life, but I'm not sure you can really tell.  I've used flowers and leaves from Winnie White Christmas, cut them all out, shaped them with an embossing tool, inked the edges and dabbed Stickles all over them with a brush... original plan was to spray them all with Spray & Sparkle, but the can just wouldn't spray... I cleaned the nozzle, poked things into it, swapped for a new spray top, swore a lot and then gave up and got the Stickles out!  I used Collall 3d glue to attach all the flowers to a plain polystyrene bauble... oh, and a pin to attach the ribbon before that.  The flower centres are silver pearls.

I'm entering my card bauble for the following challenges
Paper Minutes - Christmas ornaments
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Pile It On - non-traditional holiday colours

Ooh the more I look at this, the more I dislike the photo lol... might see if I can retake it later!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Harry & Beer - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

My hubby asked me for a card for his colleague, who's leaving to start a new job tomorrow... he and his girlfriend are expecting their first baby any day now too, so I thought 'good luck' would sort of cover all bases...


I used the fabulous Harry & Beer from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with copics.  It made a nice change to colour something non-Christmas!  The papers are Echo Park, sentiment tag stamp is LOTV, corner dies are Whimsy and I added a Doodlebug enamel dot to finish.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crazy 4 Challenges - colour your day
Simon Says - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - food or beverages

Off to get some breakfast now, as I haven't quite managed that yet - school run done, dog walked, blog post written.... now I can fill my tum lol.  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Sweet Stampin' - sketch

Happy Saturday :o)

This week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' is a sketch... not overly happy with my card though, I've overdone it on the patterns I think, so it's a bit on the fussy side!


I've used a very pretty image from All Dressed Up, called Mirror Mirror, coloured with copics.  The papers are the ones that helped me find Northern Whimsy papers, as I was searching for something makeup themed - you can find this set HERE.  The sentiment stamp is from DigiStamp Boutique HERE.  The little tabs and flowers are MFT die-namics dies from different Blueprints sets, the fancy circle die is Spellbinders and the sparkly enamel dots are Doodlebug.

And here's the sketch
I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - anything goes
Everybody Art - anything goes
All Dressed Up - anything goes (with an ADU image)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely weekend :o)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Arctic Fun - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I'm just popping in quickly to show you a card made with a super cute DigiStamp Boutique image called Arctic Fun... I don't think I've used this one before, and I've no idea why!


I'm sensing a theme with my Christmas cards for this year... most of them seem to feature a penguin or two!

The image is coloured with copics, with a touch of Prisma pencil, plus Glamour Dust sparkle and some tiny Viva pearl 'snow' dots.  The papers are those pretty Northern Whimsy digi ones again - Peppermint Latte Plaid and Peppermint Latte Coordinates, printed on linen card.  Sentiment tag stamps are LOTV (stamped in white on black card), snowflake dies and the oval are MFT die-namics and the border die is possibly Lil' Inkers?  Black twine and blue gem from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Come and Get It - animals challenge
Crafty Cardmakers - animal magic
Cutie Pie - bear hugs
Moving Along With the Times - Christmas animals
Crafty Catz - anything goes + optional winter colours

There was a showcase at Dex's school today - they have them a few times a year to show parents whatever the kids are working on.  There were little quizzes for the parents to join in with, and Dex's table did 'sentences using your senses', so we had to write something about what we could see/ hear/ smell etc... my sentence won first place, and I asked Dex afterwards if he cheated and made sure I won... he said 'no, I thought you should have got second' LOL!  I always go to Dex if I want an honest opinion on anything I'm making... he doesn't sugar coat anything!

Thanks for popping in :o)

Friday, 24 November 2017

Polkadoodles DT!

Good Morning :o)

I've sat on this news for a little while, so I'm thrilled to be able to say I've joined the DT at Polkadoodles!  I decided that the only way I'm ever going to get going again properly, making and blogging more, is if I join a fun new DT, so I did :o)

Our challenge is always 'anything goes', and there's a $10 voucher prize for the winner, plus a free digi stamp for each of the top 3, so lots of chances to win.


I've used a super cute penguin from Winnie White Christmas, coloured with copics and Glamour Dust glitter for 'snow'.  I also printed the papers, sentiment and holly from the same set onto linen card, fussy cut the holly and added some enamel dots for berries.  The penguin is also available HERE (with another cute penguin) separately from the set.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
The Merry Christmas Challenge - anything goes + Christmas
Cards und More - things with wings
Deep Ocean Challenge - things with wings
Pile It On - large sentiments and/ or things with wings

I'm scheduling this, as I'll be doing the school run and then walking the dog right about now... fingers crossed for a less freezing morning!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Stocking Milly - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello :o)

I've used one of the new images for this month from DigiStamp Boutique... this is Stocking Milly, available HERE.  Another Christmas card for this year's too small pile.


I coloured her with copics and a touch of Prisma pencil, and lots of Glamour Dust sparkle of course.  The stitched oval die is MFT die-namics, as are the (new, very naughty) snowflake dies.  The sentiment is a Tonic die and the sequin is Doodlebug.  It doesn't show in the photo, but the sentiment and snowflakes are all covered in Novo clear sparkle pen, so they're lovely and shimmery.  The papers are another recent naughty purchase... I was actually looking for some themed papers to fit a customer's request, which I found, but also couldn't quite resist these Christmas papers!  They're from Northern Whimsy and it's the Peppermint Latte Plaid set and Peppermint Latte Coordinates... they've printed very nicely onto linen card, so I'm sure I'll be back for some more.  If you're also tempted, make sure you go to their Facebook page first, as there's a 20% discount code available if you sign up for their newsletter.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Sketch Saturday - fab sketch
Allsorts - glitter
Crafting by Designs - get ready for Christmas
Animal Friends - Merry Christmas

We had Dex's parents evening last night, and his teacher is really pleased with him... she says his work is 'amazing' and in literacy he's already where he should be towards the end of Year 6 (he started Year 5 in Sept).  He just doesn't believe in himself enough, so we all need to work on boosting his confidence - she's giving him 'star of the week' today and he had a Deputy Head award this week for his writing.  Morgan got a 'praise letter' from his school today too, so we might have to take them roller skating or trampolining for a treat this weekend I think.

Thanks for popping in, hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sweet Stampin' - birthday

Happy Saturday :o)

It's our birthday over at Sweet Stampin', so we'd love you to join in with your 'birthday' themed creations!


I rummaged through my stamps recently, and realised I haven't coloured a Sugar Nellie for ages... so, I grabbed one and had a play!  Her hair is a teeny bit intimidating, but you have to try, right?  I don't think this stamp is available anymore, but her name is Tabitha and you can find other Sugar Nellies HERE.  She's coloured with copics, the papers are My Mind's Eye 'Cambridge Court', sentiment is an old one from CC Designs, numbers are Crafter's Companion dies (coated in Nuvo clear sparkle pen).

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Crafty Catz - anything goes
In The Pink - spots and/ or stripes (not sure if I have enough pink?)
Aud Sentiments - anything goes + sentiment
Addicted to Stamps - use more than 1 stamp

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely weekend :o)