Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Have a Drink

Just a quick post to share some more Coasters I have made, using the pre-coloured images from Polka Doodles Winnie Winter Land and Papers from Octavia Frosted Winter.

They started as plain wooden coasters from Home Bargains for £1.99

I sized my images in the Silhouette Studio (I use it to design most things these days, it is so versatile).

Cut them out and used regular PVA glue to stick the image on.

Once dry, I sanded the edges of the paper and sprayed with Spray and Sparkle Varnish 3 times, leaving to dry between each coat, so simple, but they will look really lovely on my table for Christmas Dinner.

Thanks for looking, have a Wonderful Christmas.

Challenges Entered:-

The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything but a Card

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Baked with Love

It's time for the last Digi Choosday challenge of 2016,  but we will be back on the 1st Jan 2017 with our first challenge of the new year.

This week as always is ANYTHING GOES and I decided to make a final Christmas card using some of the sweet Gingers from Baked with Love.

The base of my card is from the Silhouette store, cut on pearlescent white card, with a gold underlay.

I added some gold washi tape with a sentiment and then set to baking my Gingers.

I printed them on Kraft and cut out on my Cameo, as I wanted to colour with pencils and thought the Kraft would make a great Gingerbread base colour and I love how bright the colours are on Kraft.

I used a mix of Prisma, lyra and SN Pencils.

Come and join our last challenge of the year and don't forget to grab todays discount code.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Crafty new year.

Challenges Entered:-

Creates & Makes - Red, Gold & Green
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Cute & Christmassy
Crafting when we can - Christmas

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Polar Family

Welcome to a new ANYTHING GOES challenge at  Digi Choosday, this week the DT were asked to you a tag somewhere on our projects.

I guess what I have created is not strictly a tag, but this is my interpretation.

I have created a hanging Christmas Bauble using 'Polar Family' from Octavia Frosted Winter.

I cut around the image using a bauble shape, then coloured with Prima, Lyra and SN Pencils, adding a little texture paste to the snow, which I also covered with a little SN sparkle pen.

I embossed some pale blue card for a snowy background and then added some snowflake stickers.

Finally I added a hand tied organza ribbon.

You can find all things Polka Doodles with the following links:-

Challenges Entered:-

Craft Deebowz - Anything Goes with Handtied Bow
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes 342
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Come and Get it - Christmas
Dragonfly Journeys - Snow
Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes

Monday, 12 December 2016

Blooms of Ice

Earlier in the year I had the privilege of colouring up 'Snow Queen Blooms of Ice' by Aurora Wings, as part of the Showcase Team.

She has sat in my draw, waiting for me to be brave enough to make a project with her, I really didn't want to ruin the colouring by making a mess of her, so I decided to scan her and manipulate the colours to more ice blue tones and set about making a Winter/Christmas canvas.

I started by gluing the image to an A4 canvas, the pasting tissue paper around the edge.

Once dry I painted a couple of coats of Pearl white acrylic paint and sprinkled with glitter then left to dry.

It is really hard to see in the photos, but I added some blue, green and purple Kuretake Gansai water colour paint.

Finally adding embellishments, glitter and snowflakes.

I made the icicles by squeezing some regular ova glue on acetate then sprinkling with glitter, which I left to dry overnight.

I also added some chipboard letters and used a touch of liquid appliqué to create a snowy effect.

Thus is my second Aurora Wings seasonal canvas, I made an Autumn one a few months back and look forward to completing the seasons in the new year.

Thanks for looking :)

Challenges Entered:-

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
We Love 2 create - Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media
Lets Craft & Create - Christmas
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Ice Cold
One stitch at a Time - Sparkle
Rhedds Creative Spirit - December Anything Goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Loose Glitter

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Penguin Hugs

Good Morning, it's time for a new Digi Choosday challenge, the theme is always ANYTHING GOES, but the design Team were asked to make a Winter Birthday card.

I have been a little short on time and also a bit under the weather, so decided to do a quick card, using a pre-coloured image from Winnie winter Land.
I used a blue background matted with some old Chrismas paper I have, then used the Ribbon/Gift Frames Die on Kraft and separated the swirls from the square and layered them on.

The little tag is also from Winnie Winter Land.  I  was going to leave it there, but it looked like it needed some sparkle, so I added some silver sparkle washi tape to the corners.

Don't forget to pop over and use todays discount code to buy some of the wonderful images on offer.

Thanks for stopping by x

Challenges Entered:-

Dream Valley - Christmas
Crazy Challenge - Ice Cold
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
Animal Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes

Monday, 5 December 2016

Old Bags

I have something a little different for you today.

Nikky at Polka Doodles has created a special group of images to celebrate the 50th Birthday of RHEA WEIGAND who runs  Passionate Paper Creations and Friends on Facebook and is also a DT member of LDRS.

So Happy 50th Birthday Rhea, stay fabulous and enjoy the celebrations :)

Introducing the Fabulous 'OLD BAGS' - lol

 She was just crying out for red polka dot panties.

I am so going to send this to my Mum for her Birthday - she will definitely see the funny side.

Both images have been merged in Silhouette Studio and coloured with Copics.

There are 6 images available in this new collection and if you head over to the STORE, There are so great intro discounts and also a bunch of great sentiments included.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - U is for Unconventional
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland

It's not too long until Christmas now, so our new Team Stella Challenge over at Aurora Wings is Winter Wonderland.

I have used the adorable Winter Sprite and placed her in her very own Winter Wonderland.

I started by placing her on a Winter Background paper by Polka Doodles and cutting a large snowflake from, from the Silhouette Store.

I edged this with a little distress ink and added some sparkly snowflakes.

Finally colouring up my image with Copics.

I can't wait to see all your Winter Wonderland projects.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Come and get it - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
The Paper Players - Snowflakes
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Copic Spain - Christmas
Dies r Us - Use Die cuts
Sparkles Forum - Christmas is  Coming
World Wide Design Team - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Frosted Winter

Welcome to the latest  Digi Choosday Challenge,  which as always is ANYTHING GOES.  For our DT projects this week, we were asked to use Spots/Stripes.

I have wanted to transform some coasters for a while, and I found some plain wooden ones at B & M, which I thought would be perfect.

Whilst browsing my images, I noticed that some of the papers from Octavia Frosted Winter had stripes on them, so I picked a couple out and merged with the pre-coloured images from this collection along with sentiments.

Once printed, I glued to the coasters and left to dry for a couple of hours.  When they were fully dried I cut close to the edges then sanded them smooth.

I sprayed them with two coats of sparkle varnish to seal.

We would love to see your ATG entries this week and if you pop over to the Challenge Blog today you can pick up todays 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:-

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes 138
Craft your passion - Anything Goes 340
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything but a Card
Critters & Creatures - Anything Goes with Critters or Creatures
Dream Valley - Winter Animals
CD Sunday - White Christmas - Polka Doodles Octavia Frosted Winter CD
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything but a card
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Cold Outside

Time for a new Digi Choosday challenge and this week the DT were challenged to use Green/Red, Windows/Doors.

I was initially going to do a scene through a window, but that didn't leave too much scope for colouring and I really wanted to colour an image this week.

So I had a little look on pinterest and saw several cards that were double opening doors, so i decided to have a go and make my own, I cut all the rectangles and edged with distress ink, before layering them up, I then added a little letterbox, brad door knobs and some mistletoe.

I chose the lovely fireside scene  from Winter Winter Land, to go inside, which I coloured with Copics.

I layered the image onto a lovely paper from the Festive Hollybobs collection to create the wallpaper and also added a framed sentiment as a picture, to finish my cosy living room scene.

Don't forget to go grab todays Discount code and join in with out ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

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:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Use Red
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Friday, 18 November 2016

Whisper of the Sea

It's time for a new Showcase over at Aurora Wings, Mitzi has created the most beautiful mermaid, named 'Whisper of the Sea'.

She is available HERE

I have used mainly Copics to colour her up, but added some pencil to her blue hair.

with some liquid pearls for a bit of texture.

I used several dies by - Polka Doodles, Sweet Dixie and Memory Box and a sentiment from the Silhouette Store, finished off with a sage green hand tied bow.

You can find more inspiration from my lovely team mates of on the Showcase Blog.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Oh Christmas Tree

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday and as always it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge, but the Design Team were challenged to layer it up.

I decided to use another SVG card from Sandras Scrap Shop, this time it is a lovely Layered Pine tree.  The image I have chosen to go with it is the adorable Fairy Christmas from Winnie Winterland.

I cut all the main layers in Kraft card and then used some lovely silver grey christmas DP that I have. I also used this to make the Poinsettia.

I coloured my image with Copics and added a little Spectrum Noir sparkle to her wings.

To finish I added gems, pearls a sentiment and the little swirls behind the Poinsettia are from the new Polka Doodles die Ribbon Frame and corners, they are the ribbon cut in half.

Don't forget to go grab todays discount code.

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Ching Chou Kuik - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas
Inky Chicks - Winter Wonderland
Try it on Tuesday - Trees are Green or any other Colour
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

North Pole

This week at Digi Choosday , the team were challenged to make a Christmas card, incorporating Die cuts, I chose an image from the Winnie Hinterland  collection which I coloured up with Copics.

I decided she would look cute with a night sky, so embossed a black card-base with Snowflakes and then brushed with White Ink.

For my die cut element I added a couple of trees, some snowflakes and my sentiment.

Of course the challenge for everyone entering is ANYTHING GOES and to help as always there is a fab discount code on the Challenge Blog today.

You can find all kinds of inspiration and purchase Polka Doodles goodies 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:-

A Snowflakes Promise - Tis the Season
Deep Ocean - Dies & Punches
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas extra - Anything Christmas

Monday, 7 November 2016

Shine Bright

It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings this week it is the turn of team Stella and the theme is MY FAVOURITE QUOTE.

I don't really have a favourite quote that comes to mind, so I had a look around the internet and this one stood out to me Dream Big, Shine Bright, Sparkle More.

I have been a member of the Aurora Wings DT Family for a couple of years now and thought it would be nice to go back to the beginning and re-colour my first Aurora Wings image and still one of my favourites 'Gardenia & Pearls', it is such an elegant image.

I kept the design simple and created the wording in Silhouette Studio and layered my coloured image onto it, just adding a simple bow and of course some Sparkles.

My two favourite coloured are teal and orange, so using Copics, I kept to this colour scheme.

To finish the image I used liquid peals in white Opal.

I look forward to reading all your favourite quotes incorporated into your projects.

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:-
Craft Deebowz - Handtied Bow
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle & Bling
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
A bit more time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - November Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


It's Digi Choosday once again,  Thank you for all your wonderful comments last week,  the Winner will be announced at the end of this post.

This week the team were challenged to use Red & White for a festive make, but of course for entries to the the challenge it is ANYTHING GOES.

As I said on my last Digi Choosday post I have used an image from the wonderful Winnie Winterland, there are so many great images, but I was drawn to cute 'Candy Cane Winnie'.

I also decided to try and make something 3D, so out of my comfort zone and I applaud my teamies who do this on a regular basis - it was so tricky!

So here is my Snow globe and card combo.

The SVG file is by the wonderful Sandras Scrap Shop, she has the most wonderful templates.

The fab red paper and candy cane is also from the Winnie Winterland collection and the darling snowman from Festive Hollybobs.

All the other embellies are from my stash, I even took some polystyrene balls out of my beanbag for snow balls!

The image is coloured with Copics and the little card actually fits inside the bottom of the snow globe

Don't forget to go grab todays discount code and check out what my team mates have been up to.

Finally, the winner of the Winnie Winterland CD (Chosen randomly by my son) is No 8 Sammi.

Please email me at, so that I can pop it in the post to you.

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:-

Allsorts - Lets make a start on Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Christmas Colours
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Vertical
Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas

Friday, 28 October 2016

Weeping Rose Showcase

We have two beautiful images to showcase today at Aurora Wings, I have chosen to work with 'Weeping Rose'

I kept my layout very simple as I think the image on its own is beautiful enough, so I have just matted and added some corner dies by Polka Doodles.

My image is coloured with Copics

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - W9, W7, W5, W3
Roses - YR000, Y21, YR02, YR12, R22, R17

Do pop over to the Showcase blog, where you can see more projects with the this image and also the other new release 'Crown of Roses'.

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

Challenges Entered:-

Alphabet Challenge - Recipe - Sentiment/Pearls/Flowers/Digi/Dies
Brown Sugar - Birthday
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Hand Coloured
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark
The Crafty Addicts - Halloween Colours
Get Creative - Orange & Black