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Wednesday 30 September 2015

Music Maestro

Happy Wednesday Everyone

This I am afraid to say is my last challenge on the DT with The Paper Shelter, I am so busy right now that some things Im afraid have to give
I have loved being apart of the DT for the last year and am very sad to be saying Goodbye
I would just like to add a massive Thank you to the lovely Shirley who is just the best team leader , Thank you Shirley for making me feel so very welcome in the team xx

Soooooo here we are with a brand new challenge over at The Paper Shelter

Pop over and join us look at what you might win!!

I have used the lovely image
coloured with Graph'It Markers
Is'nt he so much fun!!

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Something New

Happy Digi Choosday Everyone

This will be my last challenge with Digi Choosday, I have so, so enjoyed my time with the team but there comes a time ...... 
I have been with the team from day 1 almost 2 years, where ever did that time go?
I will still be meeting up with the team in Facebook groups etc, I hope they don't forget me too soon *sobs*. Hey and what better way to exit than with my favourite make ever
Luvs you teamies xx

Digi Choosday it is also discount day!!!! 
Your discount code for this week is....
awaiting you over on the challenge blog!!!

This weeks challenge is.....
Something New

How much fun did I have making my sleigh. 
 I used The Frosted Winter collection - I used the pre coloured sleigh to start and cut several times so it would be sturdy. I also cut a plain base using kraft card to start.And then made a center piece to join them together (this was the hardest bit as I kept cutting the wrong size) I decorated the sleigh with flowers, sprigs ,garland  robin , presents etc all from the collection and adding some glitter here and there. I used pre coloured Octavia Frosted Fox, also available as a B/W digi here. I added the pre coloured deers (also available as a B/W digi here) adding some red sparkles to one nose . Finished off adding some sweeties onto the sleigh which I stuck tiny presents too 

I would like to enter this into
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin'- Lots of Layers
CHNC - Anything Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas/Winter
Sweet Stampin -Christmas Decor
Holly Jolly - Here comes Santa

Monday 28 September 2015

Under The Sea

The seaweed is always greener
In somebody else's lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin' for?

Under the sea
Under the sea

I have had this idea in mind for some time , but it was actually thinking would it really work after some ermmmming and arggghiiing yesterday I decided to go for it
The fish tank and little lighthouse were cut on my portrait. The lighthouse was the most fiddliest ever to put together standing at just 4inches tall from base to top of flag!! but its awww so cute, and well worth the effort.

 The Fish tank stands at approx 6x8 inches depth 4 inches - I wish in hindsight I would have made it slightly bigger so I could cram in a few more bits. I covered the front in acetate to make a little more realistic as a tank.

The mermaid and all the little animals , boat and treasure chest are all from the Bonbon Belle  Collection all pre- coloured .  Although you can buy the mermaid Dairy as a digi on her own here, Isnt she just so preety !!

The mermaid and treasure chest  are attached with foam pads to give some depth - Whereas the fish etc are attached to thin strips of acetate. Love those little sea-horses and spot that Octopus just love him we need to call him Oliver.

 I used some lovely shells I do love shells, These I picked up in Hobbycraft many moons ago there just soooooo pretty I got a huge net of them.
I then punched some green card with a midi leaf punch its only 1.6cm so I doubled them up glueing together, Not sure if I got the right idea but there meant to represent seaweed . 

Sooooo that was Sunday afternoons play (the bubbles were added after to give effect) - Hope you like it 
Check back tomorrow for my favourite Christmas make ever xx

I would like to enter this into
The Craft Barn - Ocean
Crafty Friends Challenge - Pick a tune - under the sea
Crafting with Friends - ATG
Fussy and Fancy - Fantasy

Saturday 26 September 2015

Autumn Colours

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!
C- Autumn Colours

 I adored colouring my image this week - This one is called Autumn Fall reading and you can find her in the store here . I love using the Autumn colours in the pencils apart from the skin colours I used pencils from the 24 set.

Colours I have used
Skin Light skin/Dark Skin/Indian Red/Purple
Hair Dark Sepia/Van Dyck Brown/Gold Ochre
Light Blue/True Blue
Venitan Red /Pompeian Red
Sap Green/Apple Green
Light Orange/Dark Orange

Friday 25 September 2015

Happy Autumn

Autumn my favourite time of the year
I love the colours and seeing all the trees and leaves change , my pear tree at the moment is a lovely shade of orangey reds just so pretty.
When I saw this new collection it just screamed out to me
It is the Polkadoodles new Autumn/Fall digital download collection 
such great value!! £2.25 for the coloured version that I used OMG!
Check it out here
I loved playing and making up my card the hardest part was deciding what to use as there are so many goodies on there, I love, love, love the conker but I really could not squeeze anything else on there.

I started by making a card blank using the buff smooth card from Papermill direct
I used backing papers from Dollie Daydream Goes East collection

Everything else used is from the Autumn/Fall download
Some bits were glued and some were stuck with foam to give some depth
So there you go 
Happy Autumn Everyone!

I would like to enter this into 
Our Creative Corner- Shades of Autumn
Little red wagon - Happy Fall
Sisterhood of Crafters - Pumpkin Patch
Papermill Direct - Autumn Craft challenge
Simply Create too - Autumn Splender
Simply Papercraft - ATG

Favouite Card Shape

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Favourite card shape*

For my shaped card I have used the Work and Play 11 collection going for the golf theme.

I have used both the Male and Female Golfer although he is hidden - I coloured up with pencils . Everthing used is from the collection - the images are avaiable as digis too - Female Golfer  and Male Golfer

Thursday 24 September 2015

Ice Queen

Happy Thursday Everyone
Sharing with you today a little card with a matching tag
I just adore The Frosted Winter collection.
I have used the fantastic image Ice Queen she is on the collection and you can also find her as a digi here

I coloured up using Graph'It markers , for the detail I used White shake'It marker
The holly and flowers are also from the collection I cut them out and coloured them to match, 
(I used some white liquid pearls to finish) 
Also coloured some plain white candi to which I added some glossy accents with a pinch of glitter

I would like to enter this into
The Craft Barn - Snow/Snowflakes & Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas/Winter
Paperminutes - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Christmas

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Trick or Treat

Here I am again back in Halloween mode
This time with a bootfull of goodies and a super cute witch to boot!! 
(hehe see what  I did there bootfull))
Have you spotted all the Halloween lovelinees in the Polkadoodles store
Make sure you check it out , If your not into Halloween there is also a delicious Autumn collection , complete with the most perfect scarecrow ever
Check all the new stuff out here

I have used the lush new Spooky Witch you can find her here
For some reason un beknown to me Ive called her Mary
I have coloured her with Graph'It markers
Colours used 
Skin 4125/4135/4150/3120/3125
Greens 7270/7260/7250/7220
Orange 2160/2150/2140
Greys 9107-9102
Blender for texture on hat

The cat , broom. graves and bat are cut on my portrait using the digis from The Witchie Witchie Craftload bundle that you can find here
I just added some googly eyes to the little cat how cute is he
The boot was cut on my portrait  just added a strip of ribbon and filled with sweeties to finish- spot the drumstick lolly my favourite!!

I would like to enter this into
Artistic Inspirations - ATG with a twist of magic

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Ribbon or Lace

Happy Digi Choosday Everyone

Digi Choosday it is also discount day!!!! 
Your discount code for this week is....
awaiting you over on the challenge blog!!!

This weeks challenge is.....
Ribbon or Lace

I used the lovely Eden collection this time , colouring up the stunning Eden Blossoms I used my  Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils. You can also get Eden Blossoms as a single digi here. The flowers, sentiment an adorable matching papers are all from the collectionand also the lovely paper ribbon which I popped intp Craft Artist and simply coloured it to match.

The Pencil Colours I have used are
Skin 030/031/032/076/092/094
Hair 076/080/082/085/087/092
Blues/Greens 053/054/055
Oranges 008/008/013

I would like to enter this card into
Make My Monday - Nature

Sunday 20 September 2015

Lets get that spook on

Have you seen the new releases in Polkadoodles Store OMG
I love Halloween and Autumn my favourite time of the year 


Here is a quick looksie at some of the bundles, you can buy seperates and some great seperate digis so make sure you follow the link here and pop and check out the goodies

I decided to make a halloween banner I made a Christmas one a few weeks back and really enjoyed it . Everything I have used is from the above collections  and some digi's just added a few bits of ribbon and a few gems here and there ( The Alphabet I borrowed from The Frosted Winter Collection , just changed the colours a little to suit )
The digis have been coloured with a mixture of Graph'It markers and Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils
Spooky Mummy can be found here

Spooky Dracula is here

Spooky Witch is here

I would like to enter this into
Brown Sugar - Not a card
Fussy and Fancy - Fantasy
The Stamping Boutique - Banners

Friday 18 September 2015

Wakey Wakey

Wakey Wakey
Rise and Shine
Don't Miss our lovely Nikky
on Create and Craft TV at 10.00 am for an amazing show all about  The Coloured Pencils we have been using
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils 
absolulty fabulous!
There will also be some Graph'It markers on the show along with some other fantastic goodies
You really don't want to miss this
Here is one of my pencil samples

Shabby Chic

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Shabby Chic*

For my Shabby chic project I have used one of the scrummy cut files and used the Teapot template for my card - The papers and flowers are from The Rose Budd collection, Just added some lace and bling to finish

Wednesday 16 September 2015

A card of many folds

Happy Wednesday Everyone
Here we are with a brand new challenge over at The Paper Shelter

Pop over and join us look at what you might win!!

I have used the lovely image
My Style and Winter Breeze Paper pack
coloured with Graph'It Markers
Is'nt she just adorable

Tuesday 15 September 2015


Happy Digi Choosday Everyone

Digi Choosday it is also discount day!!!! 
Your discount code for this week is....
awaiting you over on the challenge blog!!!

This weeks challenge is.....

 I love the Work and Play 11 so much . This time I have used the Gymnast twirling girl available as a digi or part of the amazing CD collection .  The paper and sentiment are also from the collection. I have coloured up with pencils. Punched a few flowers out and added some gems and a feather. Some stickles on her twirler to finish. Ohhhh and a legnth of lush ribbon on the bottom
I would like to enter this into
Crafty Boots - Monochrome
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral emblies
Craft your Passion - ATG

Dolly Dimples Decoupage - Part 11

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