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)

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Large Christmas Penguins - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I've actually made a Christmas card... hurrah!!!  My Christmas pile is pathetic this year, so I really must get a wriggle on!


Just love these penguins, aren't they fabulous?  They're called Large Christmas Penguins and you can find them HERE at DigiStamp Boutique.  I coloured them with copics and added lots of Glamour Dust sparkle.  The papers are Doodlebug, sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, snowflakes cut with a Martha Stewart punch, pearls from my stash.  And only other crafters will understand that feeling of panic when you're 3 penguins in and one of your grey copics runs out lol.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday - sparkles
The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - anything goes + Christmas
Crafting By Designs - winter sparkle

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

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Sweet Stampin' - Fairies & Fantasy

Hello... ok, so I failed slightly with the 'more frequent blogging' thing... must try harder this week!  Had a lovely week with the boys though... well, mainly Dex, as Morgan spends most of his time in his dressing gown, on his Xbox in the dark.  Managed to drag him out for a walk once though, which is a fairly major achievement with a teenage boy I think!

So, anyway... our challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is 'fairies & fantasy'.  I have a basket of images that I've either stamped or printed, and then not got round to colouring, so I thought I'd have a rummage and choose one from there.


I'd forgotten about this image - she's adorable, isn't she?!  She's a digi from CC Designs, but I don't know if she's even available anymore... maybe as a stamp?  I coloured her with copics and a touch of prisma pencil.  The papers are new (to me) from Polka Doodles, they're called Belle Papillon, the star die is Memory Box, sentiment is Clearly Besotted.  Finished off with some Glamour Dust sparkle for her wings and a sparkly enamel dot... oh, and some lace I found in my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Aud Sentiments - bingo (pink, digi, die cuts)
Crazy 4 Challenges - layer it up
Cutie Pie - think pink

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

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Busy Alf - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Happy Saturday :o)

Oh, I really must blog more often!  I make cards and then just forget to blog them... need to start scheduling a few posts in advance I think, try and override my forgetfulness!

Anyway, here's one I made for a customer weeks ago, and then forgot to post...






I've used the fabulous Alf from DigiStamp Boutique, as my customer was quite taken with him... and really, who wouldn't be?  He might actually be my favourite character ever.  You can find Alf HERE.  He's coloured with copics, the papers are retired ones from LOTV and the large number dies are Crafter's Companion.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - anything goes
Dream Valley - birthdays

The boys are off for the half-term now, and Dex has plans for fairy cakes and crafting apparently... but hopefully I'll remember to pop back soon!  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Sweet Stampin' - bingo board for Halloween

Happy Saturday :o)

For this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin' we have a Halloween bingo board... although there are a couple of lines where you could squeeze something 'un-Halloween' in too!


Here's my card... another one that I have absolutely no use for really, but I had fun making it.


I used the Halloween Squares set from DigiStamp Boutique, coloured with copics, with some old First Edition papers and a sentiment from a magical/ fairy themed set... which is so old I have no idea where it was from.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - photo inspiration
Allsorts - Halloween
Try it on Tuesdays - Halloween
Sweet Stampers - autumn or Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Pile It On - fantasy and/ or spiders/ cobwebs

Pav's off out tonight (drinking mucky beer, as Dex puts it), so I have pizza and the remote control all to myself... might even get my knitting out.  Ooh I know how to party eh?!

Thanks for popping in :o)