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.


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