Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Sparkle Frame

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday and as usual now it is 'Anything Goes', so no excuse not to join in :)

I started by spraying some watercolor card with a mix of purple and blue inks and once dry some perfect pearls.

I had every intention of doing a conventional square card and then found this small frame I brought some time ago in the pound shop.

So I cut the background down and used the Summertime STAMP ME set to create a dragonfly and also stamps some flowers.  I added a few dots of Stickles around the base of the flowers and a little trail behind the dragonfly.

It looked a little plain, so I edged the frame in flat back diamonds for lots of sparkle.

You can find all Things Polka Doodles with the following links

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Inky Pinkies Coloring Group

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Make it Sparkle
Crafty Boots - Anything but a Card
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media Anything Goes

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mermaid Fun

Happy CHOOSDAY everyone,  I hope you are all feeling better than me, I have been suffering with a very painful ear infection for the last week, just waiting for the Antibiotics to kick in!!

For my Digi Choosday and Inky Pinkies DT inspiration I kept it very simple, as I was finding it hard to concentrate with the chronic head pain!

I chose one of the lovely new Mermaids from the Meribelle Mermaid collection.  With the background already coloured I just had to concentrate on the sweet image.

I coloured with Copics in shades of Blue and Grey and added a sentiment cut in Navy Vinyl and a wave die by Creative Expressions.

Finally I added a hand-tied bow in grey organza.

Colours Used:-

Skin - E04  E11  E21  E00 - Blush -  R20
Hair/Tail - B99  B97  B95  B91  GOO
Dolphins - C7  C5  C3  C1

Don't forget our challenges are now ANYTHING GOES and as always there is a fab DISCOUNT CODE on the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.

You can find all Things Polka Doodles with the following links

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Inky Pinkies Coloring Group

Challenges Entered:-

Craft Deebowz - Anything Goes with a hand tied ribbon
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Animal Friends - Summer - including an animal
Sunday Stamps - Shades of Blue
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Deep ocean - Seaside/Beach
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


This week for my Digi Choosday & Inky Pinkies project, I have used a couple of images from Winnie in Wonderland.

My Images have been coloured with Copics and all of the elements were cut using my Silhouette Cameo.

I also found a fab bit of free software to remove the shadows and background  - Background Burns - which hopefully makes my photos a little better.

On the inside I added the Cheshire Cat and a book shaped sentiment.

We would love for you to come and join in our latest challenge, which is now anything goes and as always there will be a special DIGI CHOOSEY discount code.

You can find all Things Polka Doodles with the following links

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Inky Pinkies Coloring Group

Challenges Entered:-

Inky Chicks - 5 or more Flowers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft Deebowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes 324
Petal Lu - Anything Goes 19

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Dandelion Days

Good Morning, It's Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme for this week is 2 or more Papers..

As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details, you could also win a Feather in Your Cap

As if that wasn’t enough it is also Discount Day so go grab the code from the challenge blog to get a Great discount in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s a limited offer so Hurry Hurry.......

This week for the first time EVER, I decided to follow a sketch for my card layout, which I found on pinterest bu Mojo Monday.

I started by choosing my papers, they are all from the same paper pack - 1st Edition Summer Breeze.

The image I have used is Dandelion Days from the Winnie fruit punch collection and coloured with Copics & Graph It Markers.

I found a lovely dandelion die by Amy Spring and added a little sparkle and also used a banner die by La-La land.

For the sentiment I cut a speech bubble in silhouette, stamped my sentiment, then distressed the edge.
To finish I added a couple of small butterfly punches and some green pearls.

I do hope you like my little project and would love to see you join our challenge this week.

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Boots - Use a Stamp
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Take Two (Dandelion Die-cuts)
ABC Challenge - M is for Maiden
Classic Design Team challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper

Monday, 1 August 2016

Venetian Mask

It is the turn of team Stella to bring you this Fortnights challenge and our theme is Theatrical.

I have wanted to colour Mitzi's Venetian Mask - Harlequinade for some time and thought this was the perfect challenge to use it for my DT inspiration.

I have visited Venice and couple of times, once as a child and about 6 years ago, I think is a beautiful and unique city and one of the things I love the most is the stunning venetian masks in all the shops.

On my last trip I purchased one in a lovely Emerald Green and Gold, which happens to also be the colour scheme I used for my wedding.

So here is my project with my Venetian mask.

 I kept to two colour families, Green & yellow, with just a hint of gold in the some of the pearls on the image and I also outlined some elements with a gold gel pen.  Finally I added a thin line of gold glitter around the image.

It doesn't show up very well, but the background is embossed with a harlequin pattern to match the mask.

The feathers have been cut on my Cameo.

I do hope you come on over and join us.

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:-

Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
A Bit more time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Flowers
Petal Lu - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Swimming with Sharks

It's Digi Choosday and that means I am back with another inspiration post, out theme this week is PUNCHES & DIES.  Don't forget to head over to the Blog to grab todays discount code.

As you read this post, I will hopefully be sunning myself in Zante, but I hope the image below is no indication of what my little boy will find in the sea!!!

I have used Rocco Swimming with Sharks from the Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles collection.

I coloured the image with Copics and the sky with Adirondack ink and added a little texture paste to the waves.

I have used a mixture of die cuts:-

Sea creatures - Joy Crafts
Sea Shell - Sweet Dixie
Waves - Memory Box
Wavy Background - Silhouette Store.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your makes over at the Challenge Blog.

You can find all things Polka Doodles with the following Links

Challenges Entered:-

Through the craft room door - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Make us Smile
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Snow Queen

It's currently party time over at Aurora Wings to celebrate reaching 2,750 members, there is lots of games going on and did you see the new release yesterday?  Who doesn't love Kittys and Puppys.

Today is also the 100th post on the Showcase Blog and we have another stunning image by Mitzi for you today called Snow Queen - Blooms of Ice.

I almost didn't colour this beauty as I am flying off on my holidays tomorrow, but a few late nights and a lot of Colouring brought this beauty to life.

I am so glad I made time to colour this stunning image of Mitzi's, I used Copics in shades of Teal, Lilac, Blue, Pink and Green.  Then went over the icicles with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

It is such a shame that sparkles do not photograph well, because she is very sparkly.  She will be framed and put on the wall at Xmas and probably the rest of the year too - lol.

We would love to see you come and join in the fun and games over on Facebook.

On a personal note, thank you Mitzi for giving us such beautiful images to work with xx

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

Challenges Entered:-

My Time to craft - Christmas in July
A bit more time to craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies - Winter Blues
Sparkles Forum - Chrismas in July
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes