Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lady Butterfly 2

Our second Showcase image is another gorgeous 'Lady Butterfly' which I have done in shades of blue, green and yellow.

This time around I made the mask smaller and did the Distress Oxide background first.

She is once again Coloured with Copics with a large dose of Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle on those beautiful wings.


Hopefully you can see the sparkle in her wings below.



You can find my other image HERE

Challenges Entered:-



Lady Butterfly

It's been a couple of months since we had a new showcase over at Aurora Wings, but the team is back today with a DOUBLE RELEASE  of two beautiful 'Lady Butterfly' images.

I have done both of my projects A4 size to be displayed  in my dining room.

I coloured the main image with Copics and then masked her off to create a background with distress oxide inks.  On this first image I made my mask a little too big for the image (too scared of ruining the colouring).


Once the background was dry, I spritzed with perfect pearls.


Then finally adde some flowers using gold gilding flakes and dotted with liquid pearls.


To see my other Lady Butterfly click HERE

You can find these images using the links below:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop

Thats not all, with all purchases over $10 you can get this beautiful 'Autumn Mermaid' FREE




We would also welcome you to join us on Facebook and our Challenge Blog.

Challenges Entered:-




Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Digi Choosday Week 38

This week the team were asked to make a CAS card and I knew just the collection I wanted to use, the adorable Lil Miss Sugarpops - The image is from the Mini Download 1 and I think it is my favourite Sugarpop.

I have been obsessed by Unicorns Since I was little, so this card was inspired by my inner child.


I created the layout in Silhouette with a sentiment from the Sil store and then coloured with Copics.

I wanted a really girly colour hairs, so once I had laid down a pale pink with Copics, I used various, blue, pink and purple Spectrum Noir pencils to create the texture and colour of the hair.


Finally I added a load of sparkle to the stars and horn with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen, because Unicorns sparkle, right?

We would love to see you enter our ANYTHING GOES challenge and also share your creations on our Facebook pages, you can find all the links below.

Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Digi Choosday Week 37

It's time for a new challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge.  The team are busy bringing you Christmas inspiration, it's getting closer and POLKADOODLES has the most fabulous downloads and Stamps packed with Festive Lovelies.

For my card I have used an image from Winnie Winterland and kept to a nice simple card, so the image pops.

I have coloured in Copics in one of my favourite Christmas colours Turquoise and for a change mixed it with Red.



You probably can't see here by that snowman is sparkling like a star.



Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Digi Choosday Week 36

Welcome to a new DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge which as always is ANYTHING GOES.

You know by now that the design team doesn't get it that easy and are given a theme to follow, this weeks theme is 'MALE'.

I am not a fan of male cards, I am usually pretty stumped, which is not good, with a family of Nephews, Dads, Step Dads, my Son and all his male Friends, and get this I work in a Car Dealership ( I make everyones birthday cards) and it is mainly male, so really I should be a pro!!

Anyway, Polkadoodles makes it easier for me with their fun images, for this challenge I have used Gamer from Work and Play 2, perfect for all my sons friends, who are all crazy about gaming.


I coloured my image with Copics and made an easel card with Kraft and put some funky arrow papers from my stash on the front.  I also added a Playstation controller from the Silhouette store to complete my gamers card.

Would love to see you enter our challenge which runs for 2 weeks and of course Prizes!!!

Also every Tuesday there is a discount code posted along with the challenge, fab for all the new images Polkadoodles have released recently.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Make my Monday - For a Child
Crafters Cafe - Boys will be Boys



Monday, 4 September 2017

Pink Pansy

It's an anything goes challenge over at Aurora Wings and I thought I might try some colours that are a little out of my comfort zone.

I chose Pansy Sprite, which was a freebie a little while ago.  I had a search on google and found a pansy in unexpected colours.


So had a little attempt with these colours, it started fairly well, but I think the shades of pink I chose didn't quite work as expected, still it is always a lesson learnt.

To keep with the bold colour choice I used a mixture of die cuts in pink and orange to complete my card.


You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:


Challenges Entered:-

Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
Scrappers Delight - ATG
A Bit more Time to craft - ATG
Cards galore Encore - ATG


Friday, 1 September 2017

Poppy Mouse

We have a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we have two lovely sponsors.



I have chosen to work with Poppy Mouse by Di's Digi Stamps.


I coloured the lil mouse first using Copics and to get the texture,  once the ink was dry I put a little surgical spirit on an old flannel and dabbed a couple of times.

Once the mouse was dry I coloured the remainder of the image with Graph-it Markers.

I cut a swing card template and added a few odds of patterned paper.



Challenges Entered:-

Cute Card Thursday - Too Cute
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Day Dreamer - ATG
Alphabet Challenge - Make your Mark
Emerald City - ATG
Di's Digi Designs - Bright Colours


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Digi Choosday Week 35

It's time for a new challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and the team are still busy with Christmas makes.

Of course all our challenges are ANYTHING GOES, but it want to join in with a Christmas theme, you are more than welcome to.

I have used an image from Winnie Winterland to make a fairly CAS card.


My image is coloured with Copics and Graphic markers with some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

The sentiment is from the silhouette store, all finished off with a hand tied bow.



Remember to head over to the challenge blog today to grab the discount code.


Challenges Entered:

Christmas with the Cuties  - Cute Couple
Dream Valley - Use a stamp or Digi
Christmas Card Challenge - ATG Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Bright Colours
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday





Sunday, 27 August 2017

The Wedding

So for the last year I have spent a lot of time working on the Invitations and decorations for my Brothers Wedding.

The Wedding was last Saturday and it was a beautiful day, just wanted to share all my hard work.  

Everything was designed in Silhouette Studio and cut on my Cameo (Except the invite outers)



















The beautiful newlyweds.



Thanks for stopping by x


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Digi Choosday Week 34


I have been itching to use some of the new Lil Miss Sugarpops images, so I chose 2 images from the Download 1 Kit to create my Tag cards.

Last Summer, my son and I had fun with Shaving foam and distress inks and created these beautiful marbled backgrounds, finally I have a project they are perfect for.



Both of my images are coloured with Copics and I have used the same tag and background for each, just in different colour schemes.  I think they make perfect cards for little girls.



Our challenge as usual is ANYTHING GOES and we would love to see you join in and also post to our Facebook group.

You can find all thing Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
Challenges Entered:

Always Fun Challenges - Tags
Crazy Challenge - Inking is Fun
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafty Friends - ATG
A Bit more time to Craft - ATG

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Digi Choosday Week 33


It's Tuesday, so that means a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and a new DISCOUNT CODE.

All of our
 challenges are ANYTHING GOES, but the design team are still full of Christmas inspiration for you.

This week I have used an image from Winnie Winterland.  I have coloured up a whole scene around her, adding in some snow and a night sky.

I kept the background and embellishments simple to show off this beautiful image.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge


Challenges Entered:-

A Snowflakes Promise - ATG
The Holly and the Ivy - ATG
Tuesday Throwdown - ATG
Dream Valley - Christmas Animals



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Digi Choosday Week 32

This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY the design team have been playing with the design sheets that come with many of the Polkadoodles collections.

I have used a design sheet from Works and Play 9 - Love & Kisses to create an engagement card.

I matted onto a co-ordinating heart embossed background, then edged with Gold card, to match the colour scheme of the design sheet.
All of our challenge last for two weeks and are ANYTHING GOES, come join in for a chance to win a Polkadoodles Prize.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge




Monday, 7 August 2017

Aurora Wings Elements

We have a new challenge for you today over at Aurora Wings and our theme is........


I was convinced I wanted to do Fire as my theme, but as you can see from the image below, I had a major change and went with Water - I so love colouring Mitzi's Mermaids.

Normally I go for Teal or Orange, but this time I went for a rainbow look inspired by a recent


I started by painting a watercolour background and was going to colour with Copics, until I realised they do not blend on watercolour paper, so instead I grabbed my Prisma Pencils and used a combination of purple, pink and orange to colour her beautiful tale.


Then I went a bit mad with Gold paint splatter and novo drops, but it looks really magical in real life, not sure I have truly captured it in the photos. 

 I added some coral using stamps from Inkylicious and Lavinia Stamps using adirondack inks.

Finally I mounted onto black card and added a memory box die cut.

We would love to see your element projects.

You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Showcase Blog
Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

A Vintage Journey - Watercolour
In the Pink - Fantasy
Star Stampz - Hand Coloured Image
Simon Says Stamp - Splatter It

Sunday, 6 August 2017

The Dancing Princess

Today I am sharing a card I have made using the image I coloured with the latest Kit & Clowder class.

The beautiful image is by Moonflower called Lilly The Dancing Princess.

I have coloured with Copics and made into a card for my niece's 18th Birthday this week.


I wanted to keep my original colouring, so I scanned it and made the card with copy.  The colour is a little duller in the scanned image, but still looks good.  

I decorated with a mix of resin and paper flowers.

This is my original coloured image.


Challenges Entered:-

Pink Gem - Birthday
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers





Friday, 4 August 2017

Baby Couple

We have a challenge starting today over at Colour Crazy Challenge, which is sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps.

I have used my Copics to colour this cute couple with a new baby - available HERE.


Our challenges are weekly and we would love to come and join our ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Challenges Entered:-




Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Digi Choosday Week 31

We are still full of Christmas spirit over at DIGI CHOOSDAY.  

Unfortunately work commitments have meant I am a little behind with my DT work (oops), but wait all is not lost, with all the pre-coloured images available to me, I was able to make a really quick hanging decoration.

I took an image from Festive Hollybobs and cut around it on my Cameo.  I found a Poinsettia file I have (Sandras Scrapshop) and cut out several layers in red card stock.

I edged each petal with my clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and 20 minutes later a beautiful decoration for my tree.


We would love to see you enter our ANYTHING GOES challenge and of course there is a prize on offer.

To help there is also a discount code every Choosday.


You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following Links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge

Challenges Entered:-


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Digi Choosday Week 30

It's DIGI CHOOSDAY and time for a new inspiration post, these last few weeks we have been getting a start of Christmas.

I have made a Christmas countdown Calendar using a cutting file by Samantha Walker.

I have used papers and an image from my favourite Christmas collection -  Octavia Frosted Winter.  I just love the colours and magic of this collection.

The main part and the two blocks are cut in heavy white card stock.  I printed one of the landscapes from the collection to decorate the stand and added some blue sparkle washi tape to the bottom edge.

The blocks are also covered in different papers from the collection.

I cut the main image out on my cameo and added lots of sparkle with a SN pen.  Finally adding a couple of wooden snowflakes.

Remember to go grab todays discount code HERE.

Have a great week.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenges Entered:-


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Digi Choosday Week 29

The Design Team have been working on projects using Christmas/Winter colours this week.

I know Red & Green are the traditional Christmas Colours, but when I think of Christmas I see Blue and Silver, so that is what I have used on my project.

I used my favourite pre-coloured images from Octavia Frosted Winter and cut a bauble shape around them.

I then used one of the ribbon dies from Polka doodles ribbon-gift-frames-corners die set and added to the top with a little gem.

I also used one of the stalk stamps from Summertime STAMP ME for the baubles to 'Hang' from.

I added a little MDF Xmas that I painted blue and covered with glitter.



Wow it seems so early to do Christmas, but then I always leave it too late.

Don't forget to visit the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code.

Challenges Entered:-

Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July
Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July


Sunday, 16 July 2017

High Heels

I have waiting for a while now to use one the quirky images by Bloobel Stamps and this week I had the perfect opportunity to use one on a birthday card for a work colleague, who just loves her high heels.


The image is coloured with Copics with some clear sparkle pen on those hight heels.

Papers are from an awesome paper pad I found in B & M home stores for £2.99, bit of a bargain for a 12 x 12 24 page collection and they are great quality paper too.

I finished with a strip of diamonds an some flowers.

Challenges Entered:-

Angies Digital Stamps - Red/White & Blue
Come and Get It - 2 or more designer papers
Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
Pile it On - Primary Colours
Challenge up your Life - Colour Challenge
Seize the Birthday - Red, White & You
Naughty or Nice - If the shoe Fits


Friday, 14 July 2017

Polkadoodles Limited Edition Stamp

I have something extra special today for all you Polkadoodles fans.

There are going to be a new LIMITED EDITION clear stamp of the month.  The first stamp features the fabulous Winnie.

She will never be available as a digi stamp only a physical stamp and there is also a separate Robin too as a bonus.  She is available to pre-order until 28th July 2017 and once stock is gone, it is gone for good, so you need to get in quick if you want to grab this EXCLUSIVE stamp.

To Pre Order your stamp click HERE.

Here she is "Winnie Christmas Wreath", coloured with Copics.

I found this cute Christmas Bucket List in the Silhouette Store and just had to add it.



Challenges Entered:-

Thats Crafty - ATG
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July with a Sentiment
Creative Moments - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - ATG Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy - Christmas





Thursday, 13 July 2017

Adulting is Hard!!

My second project today is a fab new sprite, this is my perfect sprite COFFEE SPRITE.  I am a massive Coffee Drinker and drink it all day long and am a sucker for a visit to Costa.



Isn't she just perfect, I decided on a limited palette of brown, beige and pink.

How I wish I had my own little coffee sprite to bring me coffee all day long.

You can find her HERE,

We would love for you to come visit the Showcase Blog to see all the beautiful inspiration.

Challenges Entered: