Friday, 27 May 2016

Time for Tea - Graph It Markers Challenge

Happy Friday 

This week over at 

Hop on over you could win some fabby prizes 
*****You can use any type of colouring medium*****
 new stockist for Graph'It, so you can now purchase your markers from 

This week our Challenge is ...... Time for tea

Well you certainly cant beat a bit of Polkadoodles our fab sponsor this week along with time for tea, a perfect match! And just look at those colour palettes on the challenge blog for inspiration, I used the first one. I used the wonderful Barista digi that you can find instore here. Dhe is also part of the Work & Play 12 ,where you can find the scrummy paper that I used along with the sentiments and flowers - I used a little detail sparkle to finish

Colours Used
Skin 4115, 4125, 4135, 4145, 3120
Hair 1270, 1230, 1280, 1210, 3125
Blue 7140, 7145
Pink 5120, 5110
Grey 7109, 7115
White Shake'It Marker

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Sailing Boat - Silhouette GDT

Hi there and Happy Tuesday
I am here today to show you a little fun card I made using this weeks freebie from Silhouette Store

The Sailing Boat 
How cool! Perfect to use for Summer Birthdays
(you also get the wave)

Why not join us on our weekly challenge
As long as you have a silhouette/portrait
Grab the freebie and your good to go
Would be fab to pop by and see your take on it 
You can join the Challenge here - You can also find lots of cool stuff on the blog, there are some awesome tutorials, I have learnt lots from them. 

I layered up the sailing boat several times , so in real life it really pops of the page,
I added in a couple of characters, and the paper used on the Sailing Boat and the waves paper 
these were from Work & Play 4 Collection - The Characters are also available as individual digis - Diving and Swimming Girl - What a pair of cuties!

For the fish, lighthouse, sentiment etc I used the fantastic collection Bonbon Belles, probably one of my favourite ever collections 2 CDs packed jam full!!
Thank you for looking
I would like to enter this into
Dragonfly Dreams - Summertime
Crafty Friends - Summertime
MAWTT - Man/Boy
Cardz for Guyz - Its Hip to be Square

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Woooohoooo anyone for a Birthday Steal??

Woohooooo here is one you do not want to miss
Did you see my scratched post earlier this week
Check it out here!!

And whats more if you liked my image

You can buy her here for just £1
But hurry she wont always be that price!!

Tetra Colours - The Pencil Case Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone 
pop on over for our new challenge
where we are using
 Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils

Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils are available from Jacksons and other good Art & Craft stores across the UK.

So let's get to the challenge!
T.......................Tetra Colours

 I used the lovely Oddella with bag this week , she is from our lovely sponsor Polkadoodles and you can find her here. My colour choice was Pinks/Purples and I think the colours suited her. The Paper, Butterf;y and dragonflies were also from our sponsor they were from the Dollie Daydream goes East collection
The colours used are
Skin 30, 31, 32, 92, 94
Pinks 21, 24, 27, 29, 93, 94
Purple - 34, 36, 41, 94

For my second creation I have used the wonderful butterfly from Polkadoodles, it can be found on the Winnie Fruit Punch collection. The papers again from Polkadoodles  Dollie Daydream goes East collection
The colours used are
Pinks 21, 24, 27, 29, 93, 94
Purple - 34, 36, 41, 94
I then sprayed lightly over with iridescent spray and sparkle was a little worried how it would dry over the pencils but it dried fab! and gave the butterfly a wonderful sparkle

Friday, 20 May 2016

Happy 7th Birthday - Polkadoodles Crafting

Wow what a really special post this is
Polkadoodles has turned 7 this month- How amazing is that!
I have been with them for the last few years and I so enjoy being part of the DT I feel so lucky.
We get to work with the most amazing images and products
So of course our Challenge this time is Birthdays

So I really wanted to celebrate this Birthday by making something special
Maybe a large cake?
I cut the cake on my portrait 
and decorated using Winnie Fruit Punch and  Lavender Tea
It was hard to take a photo but the butterflies printed onto acetate just jump of the cake.
But Alas........ The cake itself was not enough - It showed none of the pretty papers
Sooooooo what better than to have cake with a cup of tea
Inserts Tea cup and Tea Pot (both again cut on my portrait)
I used the lovely Butterfly paper to decorate (can you see the theme here) From Winnie Sugar Sprinkles
I then made some little cup cakes, just used pink and white card , the sprinkles are Liquid Pearls - Finished off with some fruit from Winnie Fruit Punch.

It was at this point things really took over as I popped them on my kitchen side to take photo's , I was pleased with it but........ No ice cream , Definatly no 7th party can be without Ice Cream, what a sin!!
This was all getting rather large now so it was time to move plans and the party now ended up being a garden party - much more room to make a few more fun things.
So here we have the Ice cream man (now he is actually the Lollipop Man from Work & Play 12 - he is a brilliant Multi- Tasker)
Winnie make a list from Winnie Fruit Punch ( I just swapped her pencil for an ice cream)

Then I spotted it ........... It would sit perfectly in my garden party
Everyone Loves some Popcorn (except I did'nt have any - so I swapped the popcorn for mini mallows - one for the cart two for me , you get the idea)
This time using another charater from Work and Play 12 - Fast Food (I just snipped the straw from his drink and cut away his background)

Okay Party almost complete ......hmmmmmm need something for entertainment ......
Of course the Dinousel !!!

This time using animals from Sticks and Bones collection and 
the image - Riding High
also used a few of my Granddaughters straws ...sssshhhhhhh
Party almost complete - Just to add a little (actually quite big) bunting  made from 
Elements - Winston

And of course to invite along a few guests so others you will spot in the slide show below but not in above photos are
Work and Play 12 - Barista x 2 (one with dark hair other with blonde)

So .... Thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit to the party please help yourselves to a slice of cake
I would like to enter this into
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenges - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Happy Anything

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Birthday Itch - Part 2 - Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy 7th birthday Polka Doodles.
As this anniversary is normally called the "7 year itch", the Polka Doodles team have embraced the prickly feeling by scratching that itch and mixing/scratching up some new images ... get the pun? Corny we know but the team have had great fun. So to embrace the “itchy scratch” the Polka Doodles team have thrown caution to the wind and “scratched up” a different kind of birthday celebration.
The birthday celebrations will be running for 2 weeks and each day someone from the Polka Doodles team will be sharing their “mixed/scratched up” image. It’s been all hush hush and secret squirrel too as no one knows who has been busy creating what and when they will be revealing their image... so the Polka Doodles team get to join in the fun too. To add an extra layer of itchy fun, everyone has also been colouring up the new “scratched/mixed up” images, (still not knowing who designed them) and they will be sharing via their blogs and on FaceBook.

We really have scratched things up ... new merged images, no one knows who created what and no one knows when they’ll be sharing them ...!

Today it's my turn to share with you my mixed up image, I hope you like her new look!
I have used the adorable 
Maddie Give us a Twirl 

but this time she has been borrowing things from Winston
She has borrowed some glasses and a hat and pinched his cake!!

The papers I used are from Octavia Moonfly The flowers and buttons also from the same collection. The really are some beautiful papers on this  collection.
Both of the sentiments are from Work and Play 12
I coloured Maddie up using my Graph'It markers,( I havent listed the colours here but if you would like them shout me)
 I adore her she is such a pretty Miss and looks so different in her newly borrowed attire.

Please  visit the Polkadoodles team and see their new digi images because you will find a discount code (or two) along your way to use in the Polkadoodles store
Make Sure to check out our Facebook Group

Ohhhhh I nearly forgot to share with you...........
BIRTHDAY 25 = 25% discount on individual downloads only (not collections) expires 21st May midnight GMT
Have a great day - Thanks for looking xx

I would like to enter this into
Creative Moments - Black/White and one other
The Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Tiered Cake Gift Card Holder - GDT Silhoutte

Hey who saw my post last week with my fantastic news of becoming a GDT for Silhouette?
I know a few of you did as I received some fantastic responses
Thank you so much xx

Soooooo here goes for my first project....
A lovely Tiered Cake Gift Card Holder
and whats more.... Its free for a week 

If you have a Silhoutte/Portrait why not pop into the shop and get it , better still make something with it and enter the weekly challenge.
I would love to come visit your blogs and see your take on it

You can find the Silhoutte Blog right here

My project turned into a wedding cake but of course use it how you wish, Birthdays, christenings etc 

I cut all the pieces out on my portrait, and popped the base together, I then used a heart embossing folder on the overlay panels (this took me a while as it was a massive search to find my missing folder - why is it always the one you want to use?)

I then found some lovely Characters to use
The Wedding Car and Bride and Groom ( although I used the coloured version from the Collection on mine) - I decided on making the gift card so it all matched in, but a normal gift card slots in there perfectly.
I cut out lots of flowers on my portrait , stuck them on and then added lots of little pearls.
Thank you for looking
I shall be back again next Tuesday with another project to share