Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tandem Ride

Today is my last post for the new Polka doodles release - Winnie Special Moments.

I have coloured up a little scene using the wonderful Tandem Ride.

My image is coloured with Copics and I have also drawn in a little scene, using techniques I have learnt from the excellent on-line colouring classes at Kit & Clowder.

Once my scene was complete I wan't sure how I wanted to present it, as there is so much detail, so I went with a simple layout, incorporating the colours used in the image.


I hope you have enjoyed the new release this week as much as I have enjoyed playing with these fabulous images.



You can find all things Polkadoodles and lots more inspiration with the following links.

Challenges Entered:-

Inspiration Destination - ATG
Cards 4 Galz - inspired by a Song - Bicycle by Queen
Through the Purple Haze - ATG
Little Miss Muffett - ATG 163
Crafty Creations - ATG
Fab n Funky - Sport (Cycling)
Crafty Gals - 2 or More Designer Papers

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Flying a Kite


Today I have created an oversized book mark for my son, using Flying a Kite from the new Winnie Special Moments collection.

The reason I have made it oversized, is because Dexter keeps losing his bookmark for his School Book!!  Hopefully this should be easy to spot as it is 10 Inches long!!


I used one of the many papers in this collection for the background and merged on a Sentiment, hopefully it will inspire him with his reading.

He is not that keen a reader, but well above average for his age (7) and we are currently going through all the Roald Dahl books, which I have to confess to enjoying too.


I also merged the image onto the paper and coloured with Copics.

I will be back tomorrow with my final project for this launch, so stay tuned and don't forget to check out the Facebook pages.

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Creations - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Winnie at the Beach

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the new release this week, today I have created an A4 piece, using Vacation Winnie.

This is Winnie admiring the sunset and enjoying a Pina Colada, after a beautiful day at the beach.



I took the sunset idea from a card I saw on Pinterest by Cynthia Milan.

I roughly tore several different shades of card stock and layered them onto a sheet of A4 card, to create a sunset over the sea.

For the sun, I cut a yellow circle and then used Red Pepper Adirondack ink around the edges.

Winnie is coloured with Copics and I added some Glossy Accents to her glasses to make them shine


There are so many fab images in this new collection and I will be back tomorrow, to share some more inspiration with you.

Winnie Special Moments is available HERE

Challenges Entered:-

City Crafter - Sunshine
Ike World - ATG/Happy




Digi Choosday Week 21

For this weeks Digi Choosday challenge, the Design Team were asked to make something using Summer Colours.

I chose to make a beach scene in shades of Orange, Yellow and Pink using an image from the fabulous Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles.

She is coloured with Copics and I cut all the elements for the scene on my Cameo.

I used sandpaper for the sand and I couldn't resist adding the little flip flops, which I have had for so long but never used.

I hope my little scene reminds you of happy times at the seaside.



Our challenges run for two weeks and are always ANYTHING GOES, if you head to the challenge blog you will also find todays discount code.

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


Challenges Entered:-

Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafting when we Can - Bright & Colourful
Dare2bartzy - Girly



Monday, 22 May 2017

Beary Best Hugs

Today I am sharing my third make using an image from the new and fabulous Winnie Special Moments.

I have coloured up Beary Best Hugs with Copics.  .



I wanted to create a childs night light, so I grabbed a £1.00 jar I had purchased a while ago and found an appropriate sentiment to cut in Vinyl - 'DRIFT INTO DREAMLAND'.



I placed this on the outside of the jar and then filled it with fairy lights and iridescent tinsel bits and added a bow around the top.


I had a little trouble placing her, as she was larger than the jar, but I think she has turned out just fine.


I hope you are enjoying the new collection as much as I am and I will be back tomorrow with another new project using this fab collection.

We would love for you to come and share your projects with us over on the Facebook pages, using any of your Polkadoodles projects.

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store




Sunday, 21 May 2017

Tyre Swing

Hi everyone, I have the cutest image for you today from the new Winnie Special Moments collection, this one is called Tyre Swing and it is just perfect for a Childs Birthday card.

That is exactly what I have created for my lil Man to give to one of his friends on her Birthday next month, it is especially apt, as her party is at an adventure playground.



I have coloured the image with Copics, just sticking to a couple of colours - Orange, Green, Brown and Black.

I matted onto green and Brown card stock and then found a cute sentiment in the Silhouette store and cut in Orange card.


There are no embellishments on this one, as I think the image is enough.

You will find loads of beautiful inspiration on the Facebook pages this launch week, but we would especially love to see your work.

Till Tomorrow - See Ya

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store

Challenges Entered:-

Pink Gem - Spring Fever
Crafty Friends - Summer Colours (Orange & Green)
Scrappers Delight - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Rubber Neck Stamps - Friendship



Friday, 19 May 2017

Windswept

So, today is the launch of a beautiful new Polkadoodles Winnie Collection.

There are a whole bunch of fab new images, papers, sentiments and design sheets for you to use and the team will bringing you new inspiration each day from the new collection - Winnie Special Moments

For my first project I have used Windswept.

As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to create a little scene for her.  I toyed with a few card ideas, then checked out the files in my Silhouette software and came across a cute little Gypsy Caravan, which I thought would be perfect for her.

I am not normally one for 3D items, but really wanted to give it a go.

So here is my little Gypsy girl, coloured with Copics, with the wind in her hair, admiring the view from her caravan.


I have also used one of the papers from the collection to make the roof.


and a little closeup of this gorgeous girl.


Please go check out the Facebook groups this week, as there will be loads of fab inspiration for this new release all week long and LOOK a special discount too.

SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER

SAVE 25%
ON THIS NEW RANGE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

ENTER CODE:

SPECIAL MOMENTS

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 20

It's Digi Choosday, time for a new ATG challenge, if you pop over HERE, you can grab todays discount code and also enter the challenge.

This week the Design Team were challenged with using buttons on their project.  Well I have a small phobia of buttons, I don't know why, I just find them weird and I don't like to touch them (I can, I just try to avoid it!!)

So my solution was to use a button frame, cut in card on my Silhouette.

I layered the lovely Helga onto a blue background with a white sentiment, then coloured her with Copics.


Because the button frame is so prominent, I kept it simple and only added a polkadot hand tied bow.


Come on over and join in the fun for a chance to win some free Polkadoodles Digi's.

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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Colouring in Scrubland - ATG
Crafty Card Makers - Add a Sentiment
Dream Valley - Wings
Ooh-la-la-creations - Something beginning with B (Buttons)



Friday, 12 May 2017

Desert Warrior


It's time for a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge and our sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons

The image I have used is by Molly Harrison and is a free colouring page from her site (mollyharrisonart.com).  I didn't take any notice of her name until after I had coloured her, so the colours I have used are a bit of a contrast to her name 'December Blue".

I imagined her as a kind of Arabian Warrior, hence the Red & Orange tones I have used.

I used different coloured ink sprays for the background and once dry, also gave it a quick spritz with a gold spray.  The main image is coloured with Copics.


I designed the trellis myself using Silhouette studio, I wanted her to look as though she was walking into her castle from the desert, at dusk (even though there is a moon in the image - Opps, guess it could be a sun!!)

The trellis arch on it's own looked a little bare, so I cut some urns and palm fronds to place either side

Finishing off with a hand tied organza bow and some mini pearls for stars.


Our challenges are ANYTHING GOES, so any image, any project, so long as there is some kind of colouring medium used.

Challenges Entered:


Craft for the Craic - ATG May
Cut it Up - Wings
Simply Create Too - Use a Digi Stamp
Craft Rocket - Fantasy
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
An Inky Mess - Mixed Media
Ching Chou Kwik - Ribbon/Lace
Crafty Awesomeness - ATG May
Classic Design Team - ATG May




Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 19

This week at Digi Choosday we are 'Thinking about Summer', hopefully some warmer weather is on it's way here in the UK.

I have used an image from Winnie Fruit Punch called 'Treetop Fun', to make a Twisted Easel card.



I have used 'Sweet Owl' papers by first edition, sentiment by LOTV and Polkadoodles flower & leaf die cuts.

I have had the ribbon border in my stash for so long I have no idea where it is from?

I have coloured her with Copics.


So head over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code and join in the fun, remember we are always ANYTHING GOES.

Here are the links to all things Polkadoodles - We are also on Pinterest, where you can find lots of past projects for inspiration.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Di's Digi Designs - Fold it Fancy
Cards 4 Galz - Shaped


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 18

It's DIGI CHOOSDAY and the start of a new ANYTHING GOES challenge.

The design team were asked to incorporate Flowers in their projects, so of course I head straight for one of the gorgeous Darling Buds, this time I have chosen 'Hyacinth', who has been coloured with Copics.

I used a lovely rose embossing folder for the background over a flowery paper form Nit Wits.

Finally added a few flowers to the bottom edge.


You can find todays discount code, if you head over to DIGI CHOOSDAY.

Challenges Entered:-

Country View - Flower Power
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or Flowers
Crafters Cafe - Feminine
Crafts & Me - ATG May



Monday, 1 May 2017

Frame it


It's time for a new challenge over at Aurora Wings, this time hosted by Team Stella and we want you to 'Frame It'.

I chose to colour up Columbine Sprite, I seem to have a thing about purple at the moment, perhaps it is because I am currently creating my Brothers Wedding stationery in that colour?

Anyway, she is coloured with Copics and I have cut a frame on my Silhouette Cameo in a pale blue, I also used a sentiment from Silhouette Studio.


I kept it pretty simple and just added a few flowers from my stash.


We would love to see your entries with any type of frame.

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:-

Always Fun - Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - ATG 157
Make my Monday - Flowers
Come and Get It - Make it Square
Glitter n Sparkle - Flower Power




Magic This Way

Today I have coloured an image and made a card for a competition over at Kit & Clowder, the fab image is by Scrappers Delight.

I have used my Copics and tried out some elements from the monthly Kit & Clowder colouring classes (Gold, Sparkle, Hair)

I hope you like her.



Challenges Entered:-

Kit & Clowder - Colouring Competition Scrappers Delight
Crafty Catz - ATG - No designer papers

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 17


This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY the team were challenged with using a design sheet and I have chosen one from Work & Play 9 - Love & Kisses, to create a door hangar to give to my Brother for his honeymoon in the Summer.


I started by gluing my background paper to the MDF hangar and once dry, sanded around the edges.

The next step was to print the design sheet elements and layer them on.

I added a little strip of bling and a hand tied bow and final cut the wording in white vinyl.

Remember our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES and run for a fortnight.  Also every Tuesday there is a discount code for the day.

http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

As always you can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

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

Challenges Entered:-

Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
A Bit more time to Craft - ATG





Thursday, 20 April 2017

Flora 2 Showcase

Mitzi at Aurora Wings is really creating some stunning images at the moment and today we have another stunner to Showcase.

Introducing FLORA 2.  She is available Here.  I have coloured her with Copics in the Cool Grey and BG families.



I decided to try and use just two colours (never done this before), I chose Grey and Teal.

My original idea was that just the large flowers would be teal and everything else Grey, but as usual with me, it just kind of evolved and I have ended up with way more Teal than planned, perhaps because it is my favourite colour.

I have made a standard easel card and decorated with some lovely papers I found in the local cheap shop.  I also covered an MDF heart with the paper.

To finish I added a double layer butterfly and some pewter liquid pearls.



If you pop over to the Showcase Blog, you can see what my lovely team mates have created with this beauty.



Challenges Entered:-

4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Everybody Art - Blue and one other colour
Shopping our Stash - Must have a Rose
world Wide Design Challenge - ATG
Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 16

It's DIGI CHOOSDAY time and this week the Design Team were challenged with making a card/project for a special Birthday.

I have four members of my family celebrating their 70th this year, so thought I would make a card for   my Husbands Auntie.

I used a paper from the Summertime Stamp Me collection for the background  and also the '70' in the centre of the circle aperture I cut.  Next I framed it with a die cut doily frame.




I then print and cut several of the flowers from the collection  and layered them around the frame and covered them with clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.


Finally I added an accordion butterfly in pink paper.

Remember to go grab TODAYS DISCOUNT CODE and I look forward to visiting you all to see your beautiful creations.


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

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

Challenges Entered:-

Creates & Makes - ATG/Spring
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
CD Sunday - Spring Colours (polka doodles Summertime CD)





Saturday, 15 April 2017

Blue Wedding

Today I am actually sharing a card that is not for one of my Design Teams.  A lady at work asked if I could make a wedding card, the only info she gave me was the names and light blue with a little sparkle.

So here is what I came up with.


I started by printing the sentiment onto a cornflower blue base and then cut a heart wreath and various flowers in pearlescent white card on my Cameo.

The butterfly is a tattered lace die and finally some resin flowers and gems were added to complete my card.

I think it turned out really pretty and hope the recipient likes it too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafting with Friends - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Stamping with Dragon - Wedding
Simply Papercraft - ATG
CRAFT Challenge - White and one other colour
Crafting by Design - Girls or Flowers




Friday, 14 April 2017

Swings and Slides

Todays card is for the latest challenge over at Colour Crazy, where ANYTHING GOES, as long is there is some element of markers/paint/pastels/pencils on your project.

Our sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I have been working with the very sweet image 'Swings and Slides Wagon'.

I stuck to just three colours, Blue, Red and Green (Hair and skin apart).  I think these bold colours are great on images of Children.
I had the hardest time coming up with a layout (always my downfall), but after much fussing around I picked a pretty blue paper and some blue glitter washi tape.  At the last minute I decided to add a banner and found a little sentiment that I think goes nicely with the image.


Image coloured with Copics,

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Purple Frog - For young People
Oddball Art - Your my best Friend




Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 15

For todays DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge the Design Team have been busy with Easter themed projects.  I must admit to being a little stumped with this one, but after browsing my Polkadoodles images, I thought I could make something a little alternative to the usual Chicks and Bunnies.

So here is my Prehistoric Easter Chick - My egg and chick are from the Sticks and Bones Collection.




I coloured with Copics and then covered my egg with Glossy accents to give it a shell like appearance.

I then cut an Easter Basket on my Cameo and covered with some Easter papers.


Finally I put some tissue paper in the bottom, then filled with milk chocolate eggs, voila the perfect Easter present for my little boy.

Our challenges run for two weeks and are always ANYTHING GOES, also every CHOOSDAY, you can find a new discount code for use that day only.


You can find links to all things Polkadoodles below.

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


Challenges Entered:-

Die Cuttin Divas - Easter
Ike World - Easter
Animal Friends - Easter


Friday, 7 April 2017

Veil of Petals

There is a new Showcase up today at Aurora Wings and the stunning new image is called 
VEIL OF PETALS, you can find her HERE.

I have coloured her in shades of Purple and Pink using Copics, and a little liquid pearls on the background.



I chose two complimentary A5 pieces of card and glued them on to some thick A4 card, to create a two tone split background.

My son had previously played with my spray inks and created a lovely A3 splatter pattern of pinks, Purples and Blues and I used this to cut the oversized flower and small Butterflies.

The large Butterly is an accordion butterfly from the Silhouette store, which has been cut in blue velum and tied with wire to create the feelers.



I just love this beautiful image, it may be my new favourite and I think I may frame this one for my work room, although I am running out of wall space now!!

We would love for you to visit us and see all the other beautiful projects the team has made and their is a great discount code available too this weekend.



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:-

Inky Chicks - Purple
Stinking Inkers - Shower of Flowers
Try it on Tuesday - Botanical
Crazy Challenge - Include Blue
Classic Design Team - ATG
Copic Spain - Spring
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
Noor Design - Flowers
World Wide DT Challenge - ATG
Morgans Artworld - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Digi Choosday Week 14


This week the DIGI CHOOSDAY Design Team were challenged with making a spring themed card, so I took the opportunity to make my Mums 'Mothers Day Card', which hopefully will have arrived safely in France where she now lives.

I used one of my Favourite images from the Darling Buds Collection the oh so pretty 'Dahlia'.



I picked a pretty spring paper from one of my many paper pages and then covered with a simple die cut frame.
Adding a hand tied bow and my new love 'Resin Flowers' from Rainbow Resins to complete my card.




My image is of course coloured with my trusty Copics.

Our challenges run for two weeks and are always ANYTHING GOES, also every CHOOSDAY, you can find a new discount code for use that day only.


You can find links to all things Polkadoodles below.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Unicorn Challenge - Petal Power
Creatalicious - ATG/Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Shopping our Stash - Ribbon/Twine
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG