Friday, 30 September 2016

Aurora Wings Double Showcase Part 2

Welcome to the second Aurora Wings  Showcase of the day, I have to say I absolutely loved coloring this beauty.

Say hello to JELLYFISH SPRITE isn't she just adorable.  She is most definitely my favourite of all the Sprites.

I have used Copics to bring this little cutie to life.

I printed her on a  blue ombre background which I then stamped with a Polka Doodles bubble stamp.

Finishing with some pearls and a brush of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen over her head then adding a lovely seahorse I cut on my Cameo.

Thanks for joining us for todays double showcase, you can find PART ONE  HERE you can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Alphabet Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Hand Coloured
Cut it Up - Pink
C.R.A.F.T - Fantasy

Aurora Wings Double Showcase Part 1

It's Showcase time over at Aurora Wings and this time Mitzi has given us two stunners to Showcase.

First up we have a full A4 sized Snowqueen, I really wanted to capture a feeling of sparkling ice, which I think I achieved, but as always when you photograph it, those sparkles hide!!

I used Kuratake Gambsi watercolors for the background in blue, pink and white gold shimmer.

The main image is coloured with Copics, then I used a silver and metallic blue gel pen for the icicles, which show up much better in the closeup below.

Here you can see better the sparkle much better
Head over to the Showcase to see all the beautiful projects by the rest of the Design Team, there are some real beauties.

This image will be available in the Easy Shop Today.

YOU CAN FIND PART 2 OF THE SHOWCASE HERE - Just to warn you it is another fabulous Sprite!!

Challenges Entered:-

Fantasy Crafters - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Hand Coloured
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Thats Crafty - All of a Sparkle

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Wandering Star

It's Digi Chooseday and this week we have gone all Christmassy, using a colour palette of blue and white, these are my favourite Christmas colours, I am not really one for the traditional red and green.

Of course the challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES and there is a great discount code over on the Challenge Blog, which you can use to buy one of the fab Polka Doodles Chrismas images, there are so many lovelies to choose from.

This is how my project started, with a £1.00 wall hanging from the local B & M Stores.

Using papers and the 'Wandering Star' Image from Octavia Frosted Winter I turned it into this lovely Christmas Decoration.

I started by printing the paper out and glueing it to the sign, once dry I trimmed the edges and added some ultra fine crystal glitter.

I fussy cut the image on my cameo and coloured her with Copics and a silver metallic gel pen.

I then picked a nice christmas sentiment and cut in blue vinyl.

Finally adding a few snowflake gems and a large snowflake or the corner.

We would love to see your creations over on the challenge blog, where my teamies have been so busy and creative with their makes.

As always you can find all things Polka Doodles with the following links, you should definitely take a look at the new range of dies Nikky has designed they are beautiful and cut so nicely.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Come and Get it - One Layer
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Welcome to another Digi Choosday challenge, this week the design team were challenged with making a Chrismas decoration with the classic Red & Green colour Palette. REMEMBER our challenge is now ANYTHING GOES and of course if you pop over to the challenge blog, there will be a lovely Choosday Discount Code.

For a change I have not coloured for my project and opted to use some of the gorgeous pre-colored images from Octavia Frosted Winter.

I decided to make a start on some Crackers ready for our Christmas table.

I used a lovely sage green snowflake paper from the Octavia collection and duplicated it and colorized it to red in Silhouette Studio.  I then printed on light Pearlescent card, so it has a lovely sheen to it and cut with my trusty Cameo.

The rest was fairly simple, just using the pre-made images and holly from the collection to decorate.
I finished with some organza ribbon a little red gem for the holly berries and a tiny tree button.

Do check out all the fab makes by the Polka Doodles Teams with the following links.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:-

A Snowflakes Promise - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas Goes

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Snow White

For this weeks Digi Choosday inspiration the DT were given the challenge to use ribbon and/or lace on our projects, but don't forget the challenge for you is ANYTHING GOES.

I have used one of the first Polka Doodles Images that I ever coloured the beautiful Snow White, I think she is also one of my Favorites.
I used Copics for my image, I ended up using well over 50 different colours for this image and completely lost track of my colours (again), but I am over the moon with how she turned out. I even managed to save her after a major a pen leak!!

I hand tied a lime green organza bow and cut some tattered lace corners and finished with some flowers from my stash.

Remember to head over to the Challenge Blog today to grab a great Digi Choosday discount code.

You can find all things Polka Doodles by visiting the links below:-

Challenges Entered:-

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft Deebowz - Anything Goes with a Bow
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Flowers
Melonheadz - Hand Coloured
Addicted to Stamps - Trees/Leaves
A Gem of a Challenge - Ribbon/Twine
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Open
Copic Spain - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes - Handcoloured Image
World Wide Design Team - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


ATTENTION!! It's Digi Choosday and this week I have made a card for my best friends son, who is Army mad!!!

Head on over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays DISCOUNT code for individual downloads and to check out all the fab DT projects.  Also all our challenges are now ANYTHING GOES - so no excuses not to enter.   We would love to see your crafty projects and there is also a chance to win a prize.

I have used an image from Work & Play 2 - 'Army Boy' and also one of the fab background papers.

I have used the following  Copics for the image.

Skin - E04  E11  E21  E00 E000
Clothes & Helmet - BG99 BG96  G99  YG67  G94  E43
Glasses & Gun - W9  W7  W5  W3
Boots - E29  E25

Challenges Entered:-

Cards in Envy - For the Kids
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Children
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes

Monday, 5 September 2016

Mermaid Lagoon

It's time for a new Challenge over at Aurora Wings, we have a great challenge this fortnight FANTASY,  so plenty of scope to use all the fab Sprites, Mermaids and Maidens.

I have used the sweet ''Sea Turtle Kiss' - Available here.

I started by spraying my background with Sprinkys in Aegean Sea and Dylusions in Dirty Martini.  Once dry I specked with gold Kuretake Gansai water colour in Gold and finally spritzed with perfect pearls for an iridescent sheen.

I used Copics for my little mermaid and pencils for the turtle.

I added various diecuts and some Fimo Clay shells to complete my Mermaid Lagoon and a sentiment in Gold Vinyl cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

Copic Colours:-

Hair - W9  W7  W5  W3  B00
Skin - B000  B0000  BG10  BG01  G000  G00
Tail - R17  YR18  YR14  YR12  Y17  Y15
Jellyfish - RV10  B000

You can lots more fab inspiration over on the challenge blog and all things Aurora Wings with the following links.

Challenges Entered:-

ABC Challenge - Open
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Fantasy Crafters - Fantasy
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes