Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 26

It's time for a new ANYTHING GOES challenge at Digi Choosday.

As always the Design Team were given a little challenge (to keep us on our toes - lol)  This week it was to focus on the sentiment.

Picking the sentiment was the easy bit for me, as I love this one and it is included with the Serenity Fairy Wishes collection, which is also where the image is from.


I decided this week to use a pre-coloured image and created the layout in the Silhouette Studio and then added some sparkles down one side and a hand tied double ribbon.

A really quick and easy card for those that do not colour, or if you need a card in a hurry.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 25

For this weeks Digi Choosday ANYTHING GOES challenge, the Design Team were asked to use 2 images, the romantic in me thought that Winne & Rocco from the Winnie Special Moments collection would make a perfect Romeo and Juliet (Hopefully with a happier ending!).



I merged the image with a brick background using the silhouette studio and then coloured with Copics.


It was looking a little too CAS for me, so I used the Cherry Blossom Die to create tree branches laden with blossom.

I also added a little white picket fence, but in hindsight, I should have distress the edges, as it really does not show up so well.

I look forward to seeing all your fabulous projects.

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge

Challenges Entered:-

Deep Ocean - Die Cuts/Punches
Dream Valley - Square Card
Crazy Challenge - Summer Love

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 24

Digi Choosday is upon us once again, with a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge.

The design team were tasked with using pastel colours this week - ha ha, I am so not a pastel girl, my colouring always look full on even when I try for the light touch!!

I have used 'Be a Fluffy Unicorn from the Too Cute collection.

The wording and swirls were all created digitally in silhouette studio and the unicorn was coloured with Copics, think I managed to keep it pastel.


I layered the image on pastel card and used the off cuts for the background.

All unicorns need a little sparkle, right?, so I added a row gems to the top.

I am going to hang this in my craft room, to annoy my 7 year old son, who keeps telling me Unicorns are not real - they so are!!.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge

Challenges Entered:-

Paper Minutes - Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Cutie Pie - All creatures great and small
Dragonfly Dreams - Add Sparkle



Friday, 9 June 2017

Aurora Wings Celebration

Hi everyone, this weekend at Aurora Wings we are having a celebration, it is a  3K Members Party and we will also be showcasing some beautiful new images, ooooh and a lovely discount code.



I have had the pleasure of colouring up the mesmerising 'Siren', I always enjoy colouring up Mitzi's mermaids and was excited to colour this one.


I have used Copics on this A5 sized colouring and used some techniques learnt with the monthly colouring classes at Kit & Clowder.

I drew in a large moon behind her and thought a nice purple tinged northern lights sky would look lovely against all the green and turquoise.  I also added some home made texture paste to the sea where she is emerging.



There a lots of other beautiful releases that the Aurora Wings DT have been working on HERE.

I do hope you come and join in the celebrations and of course there will be plenty of chances to win prizes.

Here is a little sneak peak of a Freebie which will be available tomorrow?!?



You can find all links to Aurora Wings below:-

Challenges Entered:-

Eclectic Ellapu - A touch of pink or purple
Scrap n Challenge - Create your Own Background (Coloured with Copics)

Summer Garden

Todays new challenge at Colour Crazy is sponsored by All Dressed Up, who have the cutest images.

This sweet Image is called 'Pretty Bonnet' and I have coloured her with Copics.


I wanted to go for a lovely summery card, so have chosen shades of pink in my colouring, papers and flowers.

Papers - First Edition - Spring Drop & Sweet Owl
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Rainbow Resins

Challenges Entered:-

Crafting with Friends  - ATG
Crafty Katz - Dies & Punches
Creative Fingers - ATG
Simply Create Too - Summer Fun



Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Digi Choosday Week 23

This week at DIGI CHOOSDAY the Design Team were asked to make their project 'Shabby Chic'.

I don't know about you, but this is a style I am never too sure what it means.

My understanding was floral, layers and a ton of embellies, but when I came to write this post I decided to look up the definition, which is as follows:-

a style of interior decoration that uses furniture and soft furnishings that are or appear to be pleasingly old and slightly worn.

"the mismatched furniture and wallpaper in varied patterns epitomizes shabby chic"

So, not sure I have achieved the look ( I am not keen on mixed patterns), but I really like the screen card I have created.



The image is called 'Wistful' from one of my favourite collections - Octavia Moonfly and I have coloured her with Copics.


All the embellishments are odd bits I had lying around and the lovely backing paper is Serenity.

Don't forget to go grab todays discount code and to enter the challenge for a chance to win a prize.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge

Challenges Entered - 

Dream Valley - More than one fold

Monday, 5 June 2017

Eat Cake

We have a new challenge for you over at Aurora Wings, hosted by Team Stella and the theme this time is 'Celebration', so it could be anything - Birthday, Baby, Wedding, but you must include a hand coloured image.

I thought to myself, what is one of the things I love most about a celebration - well cake obviously has to be up there!!

So I have used the cute Cup Cake Sprite and of course she had to be Chocolate flavour, with a hint of Orange!




She is coloured with Copics and I used a mix of papers to creating the layers.



I added a little peach resin flower to the frosting swirls and a small bouquet of mulberry roses and flowers to complete my card.

If you would like to enter and also see the beautiful inspiration by my Team mates, head on over to the Challenge Blog.

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 - 

The Paper Players - Birthday
Di's Digi Designs - Birthday


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 22

Hi Polkadoodles fans, it's Choosday, so time for a new ANYTHING GOES challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY.

This week we have been having a play with the very versatile Design sheets, that come with all the latest collections and also individually.

I have chosen the lovely Helga Hippo Design Sheet 13.



I wanted to try a spotlight technique that is usually seen when colouring, so I started by changing my base image to greyscale and left the circular image on the sheet in colour and enlarged to merge o er the base image.

Next I cut a whole bunch of the roses in different sizes and layered them up around Helga.

Finally I added boots & butterflies and a sweet polkadot bow.

We would love for you to share your makes with us over of the challenge blog and also the Facebook pages.  It is always so nice to see what you all do with the images.

To find all things Polkadoodles, follow the links below:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
Challenges Entered:-

Simon Says Stamp - Cirlces
CD Sunday - Polkadoodles Helga Hippo


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tandem Ride

Today is my last post for the new Polka doodles release - Winnie Special Moments.

I have coloured up a little scene using the wonderful Tandem Ride.

My image is coloured with Copics and I have also drawn in a little scene, using techniques I have learnt from the excellent on-line colouring classes at Kit & Clowder.

Once my scene was complete I wan't sure how I wanted to present it, as there is so much detail, so I went with a simple layout, incorporating the colours used in the image.


I hope you have enjoyed the new release this week as much as I have enjoyed playing with these fabulous images.



You can find all things Polkadoodles and lots more inspiration with the following links.

Challenges Entered:-

Inspiration Destination - ATG
Cards 4 Galz - inspired by a Song - Bicycle by Queen
Through the Purple Haze - ATG
Little Miss Muffett - ATG 163
Crafty Creations - ATG
Fab n Funky - Sport (Cycling)
Crafty Gals - 2 or More Designer Papers

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Flying a Kite


Today I have created an oversized book mark for my son, using Flying a Kite from the new Winnie Special Moments collection.

The reason I have made it oversized, is because Dexter keeps losing his bookmark for his School Book!!  Hopefully this should be easy to spot as it is 10 Inches long!!


I used one of the many papers in this collection for the background and merged on a Sentiment, hopefully it will inspire him with his reading.

He is not that keen a reader, but well above average for his age (7) and we are currently going through all the Roald Dahl books, which I have to confess to enjoying too.


I also merged the image onto the paper and coloured with Copics.

I will be back tomorrow with my final project for this launch, so stay tuned and don't forget to check out the Facebook pages.

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Creations - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Winnie at the Beach

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the new release this week, today I have created an A4 piece, using Vacation Winnie.

This is Winnie admiring the sunset and enjoying a Pina Colada, after a beautiful day at the beach.



I took the sunset idea from a card I saw on Pinterest by Cynthia Milan.

I roughly tore several different shades of card stock and layered them onto a sheet of A4 card, to create a sunset over the sea.

For the sun, I cut a yellow circle and then used Red Pepper Adirondack ink around the edges.

Winnie is coloured with Copics and I added some Glossy Accents to her glasses to make them shine


There are so many fab images in this new collection and I will be back tomorrow, to share some more inspiration with you.

Winnie Special Moments is available HERE

Challenges Entered:-

City Crafter - Sunshine
Ike World - ATG/Happy




Digi Choosday Week 21

For this weeks Digi Choosday challenge, the Design Team were asked to make something using Summer Colours.

I chose to make a beach scene in shades of Orange, Yellow and Pink using an image from the fabulous Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles.

She is coloured with Copics and I cut all the elements for the scene on my Cameo.

I used sandpaper for the sand and I couldn't resist adding the little flip flops, which I have had for so long but never used.

I hope my little scene reminds you of happy times at the seaside.



Our challenges run for two weeks and are always ANYTHING GOES, if you head to the challenge blog you will also find todays discount code.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-


Challenges Entered:-

Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafting when we Can - Bright & Colourful
Dare2bartzy - Girly



Monday, 22 May 2017

Beary Best Hugs

Today I am sharing my third make using an image from the new and fabulous Winnie Special Moments.

I have coloured up Beary Best Hugs with Copics.  .



I wanted to create a childs night light, so I grabbed a £1.00 jar I had purchased a while ago and found an appropriate sentiment to cut in Vinyl - 'DRIFT INTO DREAMLAND'.



I placed this on the outside of the jar and then filled it with fairy lights and iridescent tinsel bits and added a bow around the top.


I had a little trouble placing her, as she was larger than the jar, but I think she has turned out just fine.


I hope you are enjoying the new collection as much as I am and I will be back tomorrow with another new project using this fab collection.

We would love for you to come and share your projects with us over on the Facebook pages, using any of your Polkadoodles projects.

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store




Sunday, 21 May 2017

Tyre Swing

Hi everyone, I have the cutest image for you today from the new Winnie Special Moments collection, this one is called Tyre Swing and it is just perfect for a Childs Birthday card.

That is exactly what I have created for my lil Man to give to one of his friends on her Birthday next month, it is especially apt, as her party is at an adventure playground.



I have coloured the image with Copics, just sticking to a couple of colours - Orange, Green, Brown and Black.

I matted onto green and Brown card stock and then found a cute sentiment in the Silhouette store and cut in Orange card.


There are no embellishments on this one, as I think the image is enough.

You will find loads of beautiful inspiration on the Facebook pages this launch week, but we would especially love to see your work.

Till Tomorrow - See Ya

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store

Challenges Entered:-

Pink Gem - Spring Fever
Crafty Friends - Summer Colours (Orange & Green)
Scrappers Delight - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Rubber Neck Stamps - Friendship



Friday, 19 May 2017

Windswept

So, today is the launch of a beautiful new Polkadoodles Winnie Collection.

There are a whole bunch of fab new images, papers, sentiments and design sheets for you to use and the team will bringing you new inspiration each day from the new collection - Winnie Special Moments

For my first project I have used Windswept.

As soon as I saw this image, I knew I wanted to create a little scene for her.  I toyed with a few card ideas, then checked out the files in my Silhouette software and came across a cute little Gypsy Caravan, which I thought would be perfect for her.

I am not normally one for 3D items, but really wanted to give it a go.

So here is my little Gypsy girl, coloured with Copics, with the wind in her hair, admiring the view from her caravan.


I have also used one of the papers from the collection to make the roof.


and a little closeup of this gorgeous girl.


Please go check out the Facebook groups this week, as there will be loads of fab inspiration for this new release all week long and LOOK a special discount too.

SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER

SAVE 25%
ON THIS NEW RANGE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

ENTER CODE:

SPECIAL MOMENTS

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 20

It's Digi Choosday, time for a new ATG challenge, if you pop over HERE, you can grab todays discount code and also enter the challenge.

This week the Design Team were challenged with using buttons on their project.  Well I have a small phobia of buttons, I don't know why, I just find them weird and I don't like to touch them (I can, I just try to avoid it!!)

So my solution was to use a button frame, cut in card on my Silhouette.

I layered the lovely Helga onto a blue background with a white sentiment, then coloured her with Copics.


Because the button frame is so prominent, I kept it simple and only added a polkadot hand tied bow.


Come on over and join in the fun for a chance to win some free Polkadoodles Digi's.

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:-

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Colouring in Scrubland - ATG
Crafty Card Makers - Add a Sentiment
Dream Valley - Wings
Ooh-la-la-creations - Something beginning with B (Buttons)



Friday, 12 May 2017

Desert Warrior


It's time for a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge and our sponsor this time is Crafty Ribbons

The image I have used is by Molly Harrison and is a free colouring page from her site (mollyharrisonart.com).  I didn't take any notice of her name until after I had coloured her, so the colours I have used are a bit of a contrast to her name 'December Blue".

I imagined her as a kind of Arabian Warrior, hence the Red & Orange tones I have used.

I used different coloured ink sprays for the background and once dry, also gave it a quick spritz with a gold spray.  The main image is coloured with Copics.


I designed the trellis myself using Silhouette studio, I wanted her to look as though she was walking into her castle from the desert, at dusk (even though there is a moon in the image - Opps, guess it could be a sun!!)

The trellis arch on it's own looked a little bare, so I cut some urns and palm fronds to place either side

Finishing off with a hand tied organza bow and some mini pearls for stars.


Our challenges are ANYTHING GOES, so any image, any project, so long as there is some kind of colouring medium used.

Challenges Entered:


Craft for the Craic - ATG May
Cut it Up - Wings
Simply Create Too - Use a Digi Stamp
Craft Rocket - Fantasy
Crafting with Attitude - ATG
An Inky Mess - Mixed Media
Ching Chou Kwik - Ribbon/Lace
Crafty Awesomeness - ATG May
Classic Design Team - ATG May




Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 19

This week at Digi Choosday we are 'Thinking about Summer', hopefully some warmer weather is on it's way here in the UK.

I have used an image from Winnie Fruit Punch called 'Treetop Fun', to make a Twisted Easel card.



I have used 'Sweet Owl' papers by first edition, sentiment by LOTV and Polkadoodles flower & leaf die cuts.

I have had the ribbon border in my stash for so long I have no idea where it is from?

I have coloured her with Copics.


So head over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code and join in the fun, remember we are always ANYTHING GOES.

Here are the links to all things Polkadoodles - We are also on Pinterest, where you can find lots of past projects for inspiration.

Polka Doodles Store
Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge
DigiChooseday Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

Di's Digi Designs - Fold it Fancy
Cards 4 Galz - Shaped


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Digi Choosday Week 18

It's DIGI CHOOSDAY and the start of a new ANYTHING GOES challenge.

The design team were asked to incorporate Flowers in their projects, so of course I head straight for one of the gorgeous Darling Buds, this time I have chosen 'Hyacinth', who has been coloured with Copics.

I used a lovely rose embossing folder for the background over a flowery paper form Nit Wits.

Finally added a few flowers to the bottom edge.


You can find todays discount code, if you head over to DIGI CHOOSDAY.

Challenges Entered:-

Country View - Flower Power
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or Flowers
Crafters Cafe - Feminine
Crafts & Me - ATG May



Monday, 1 May 2017

Frame it


It's time for a new challenge over at Aurora Wings, this time hosted by Team Stella and we want you to 'Frame It'.

I chose to colour up Columbine Sprite, I seem to have a thing about purple at the moment, perhaps it is because I am currently creating my Brothers Wedding stationery in that colour?

Anyway, she is coloured with Copics and I have cut a frame on my Silhouette Cameo in a pale blue, I also used a sentiment from Silhouette Studio.


I kept it pretty simple and just added a few flowers from my stash.


We would love to see your entries with any type of frame.

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:-

Always Fun - Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - ATG 157
Make my Monday - Flowers
Come and Get It - Make it Square
Glitter n Sparkle - Flower Power