Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Good morning and happy
We have a new challenge over at the Digi Choosday blog. As always for you it is anything goes, but the design team have the challenge of "romance"
When I heard this challenge I immediately thought of using the Lily Love Bug collection, and a wooden heart I got in the sales last year. So here is my make.
I printed the image and the embellies on glossy photo paper to make then more durable and to make them pop more. I printed the papers onto Ultimate Graphic paper. I also use the fab new toadstool border die from Polkadoodles. I added some red distress ink and a black faux stitching line around the edges.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
A Bit more time to craft - ATG
A Perfect Time To Craft - ATG
Classic Design Team Challenge - ATG
Craft Galore - ATG
Digi Stamps for Joy - All About Love
Not Just Cards - ATG

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Tag it

Hello, yes it is I once again. This time I want to show you some tags I made using the new Helga Collection. My regular followers will know I love to make tags, and people I give them to love receiving them as well, which is a massive honour. For these I cut the tag shape out of Kraft card and used a purple ink around the edges. I then cut some paper from the collection into squares and inked the edges before gluing them onto the tags. I then added some faux stitching with a black marker. I then added the sentiments, some foliage and a flower. I finished them off with some matching ribbon.

Sweet Helga

I'm back again, hopefully on time this time.
I've kept this card really simple so you can see the beautiful Helga without too much going on around her. I've used an embossed background and I've coloured Helga with my Copics, in nice soft colours. Then I've just added some foliage and some flowers to the corner. So you can find all things Helga HERE.

Helga is back

Good afternoon everyone. I'm very, very late to the party today, so I am writing this post from the draughty naughty step. 
So I'm sharing with you my 3rd make from the stunning new Helga Collection, which everyone is just loving, well how can you not when you look at her cute face!
On this make I've used a pre-coloured image, 2 papers and some of the fab embellies that I fussy cut. I've done some matting and layering and there you have it.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Another Helga

Good afternoon everyone. What did you think of the new release, Helga, yesterday? I think she is just adorable! So of course I have quite a few makes to share with you and here is my next one.
Ok, it's actually two makes lol
 I used design sheet number 08 to make this card and then the tag with the left over bits.
I sat and fussy cut all the elements out, and left a little white border around the flowers to make them stand out from the background.
As you can see I haven't actually used Helga herself on these, so as gorgeous as she is, it's not all about Helga. If you love pinks, lilacs and flowers you will love this collection too.

Use a Die

Good morning everyone. Today I'm here with my challenge from the Polkadoodles blog. The challenge for you is Anything goes but the team were challenge to use a die on our makes for this challenge.

For this card I have used the paper pad from the Bella Papillon crafting kit. You can also buy the paper on it's own HERE. I have then stamped the flower from the Bella Fleur craft kit. You can also buy the stamp set on it's own HERE. I have then cut out a frame using the Elegant Nest set of 3 dies. I used the same die to cut out the flower and trimmed it down to size. I then added a bow and some flourish die cuts behind it.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Say hello to Helga!

Good morning blogland. I have something very exciting to share with you today. The boss lady at Polkadoodles, Nikky Hall, has been slaving away to bring us another new release and today is the day we get to share it with you. We are all so excited about this and we hope you are too.
So this is a little bit different and we hope will fill a gap that isn't out there yet. 
So please say hello and welcome Helga to the Polkadoodles family.

Eeeeekkk how cute is she!!!!

You can find all things Helga HERE
And If you're quick you can use the code HELGA to get 15% off for a limited time, how fabulous is that!
For this card I have used an 8x8 Kraft card blank. The mats are done with a cream card and more Kraft card. I chose this as I think it goes so well with the stunning pink backing papers from the collection. All the embellies are from the collection as well, and I have coloured Helga on this one with my Copic pens.
If you want to see more the team will be sharing their makes over on Facebook over the next 4 days, so come and join us in our Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday pages. They will also be shared on our colouring page if they have a coloured image on them. So see you over there, and I'll be back tomorrow with my next make.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Winter wishes

Good morning and happy 
All of our challenges at the Digi Choosday blog for you are anything goes but the team were challenged to make something with a Winter Wishes theme.

For this card I've used the fabulous Octavia Frosted Winter collection.
I've kept this card simple by using one of the scenes for the background, and cutting a tree, 2 snowmen and 3 faux brads. I've mounted them all onto 3D foam to make them pop. And the sentiment is from Tattered Lace and is cut in silver glitter card.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Colour Crazy

Good morning everyone. I am here today with a new post for a new(ish) blog. At the end of last year a group of us that love colouring thought we should bring a few groups together so we were all in one place, which not only makes it easier for us, it makes it a lot easier for you too. Now we have quite a decent sized team we will take it in turns to post and we have split into 4 teams, so each of us will be sharing a make once every four weeks. And I am in the first team to share, woo hoo. So we are called the Colour Crazy Craft challenge and you can find our blog HERE. We will all be using different mediums so you can pick up lots of tips. And we will be sponsored by some amazing companies. So to kick us off we are being sponsored by the very talented Nikky Hall and Polkadoodles.
So here is my make.

For this I have used the Bella Fleur large stamp set. I have done lots and lots of masking to create this little scene. And I have to credit my lovely friend Claire Boelema for giving me the inspiration for this. I am always in awe of her work and would love just a smidging of her talent.
I have used my very much loved Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints to colour the scene in.

Something New

Good morning everyone. Today I'm here with my first challenge of the year from the Polkadoodles blog. The challenge for you is Anything goes but the team were challenge to use something new on our makes for this challenge.

So I used some of the fab new products that I have from Polkadoodles. For starters I used the paper pad and foliage dies from the Belle Papillon collection. I distressed the edges of the paper and then added some copper gilding polish. I also added some of the polish to all the die cuts. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using the middle die in the Elegant Nesting set of 3 dies. I finally added some flowers from my stash.