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Friday, 31 January 2014

Polka Doodles Challenge week 5



The challenge for the DT this week over at Polka Doodles is Oriental and to use the fabulous new Dollie Daydream Goes East CD.
** Dollie Daydream Goes East CD Collection
I've always struggled with Oriental but this CD has totally changed my mind! I LOVE it, the images are beautiful, and the papers are to die for! The colours used in it are lush. So here is my card.
The image, papers, flowers, sentiments and words are all from the fab Dollie Daydream Goes East CD. The image is coloured with Graph'It Markers. The fan is cut on my Cameo.

The challenge for you is as always "Anything Goes" so come and join us for a chance to win some fab prizes.

Graph'It Markers challenge week 32

Hello all, I have some fabulous (well I think it is) news to share with you today. I have been asked to join the amazingly talented Graph'It Markers design team!! Well you all know how much I love my GI's so of course I jumped at the chance, well, wouldn't you! lol So here is my first card as part of the DT. The theme for the DT is to have a colour hair that is not red, brown or black.

Well of course I chose my favourite colour, (my own hair was this colour last year) and I'm quite please with the result. The image is from the lush Dollie Daydream Girl Talk BCD Collection, as are the papers and the build a fleur. The border and heart stamps, lace, button and ribbon are from my stash.
The colours of the Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170 & 4175
Hair: 7140, 7145, 7150, 7155 & 7160
Dress & Shoes: 5110, 5115 & 5120

I do hope this is up to the high standard of the team.
Thanks for visiting today, I would love it if you left me some feedback.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Shaped card tutorial

It's my turn to do a tutorial over at Studio 12 at Polka Doodles and I am going to show you how to make a shaped card using a die. 
The papers and embellishments I have used are all from the fabulous Studio 12 CD-rom...Picknix Collection 1.
To start with choose the die you want to use and a card blank that is just smaller than the height of the die.
Lay the die over the top of your card blank so the top of the die hangs over the top of the card. I have also chosen to have it over the edge at the bottom as well as this die wouldn't stand up.
Pass through your die cutting machine and you will now have to shaped card.
To make up your card chose a paper and use the next size die to cut out the paper.
 Trim the top and bottom of the die cut paper to have straight edges at the top and bottom to match your card blank.
Next choose all your embellishments and cut them out. 
 I then used a distress ink to ink the edges of the card, the paper and all the embellishments.
 And finally put your card together. I added a bit of lace and some faux stitching around the edges of everything.
I hope you found this useful and will try it out.



Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Digi Choosday challenge week 4

The challenge over at Digi Choosday this week for the DT is "In the pink" Instead if just doing a card with pink papers I thought I'd go with pink hair as well! Here is the card
The image, papers, sentiments and build a fleur are from the Dollie Daydream Girl Talk CD. The image is coloured with Graph'It Markers. I have made some rolled roses from the same papers and added a few die cuts.
The Graph'It's I used are:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4175
Hair: 5110, 5180, 7150, 7155, 7160
Clothes: 9107, 9106, 9105, 9104, 9103

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Digi Choosday challenge week 3

The challenge over at Digi Choosday for the DT this week is "Birthdays"
For my card I have used the fabulous new Dollie Daydream Girl Talk CD. The image is coloured with Graph 'It Markers. The edges of the papers and image have been distressed with ink and I've added some ink lines for more focus. I made some rolled roses from the same papers and mixed them with some flowers from my stash.

Come along and join us for the chance to win some fab prizes. The challenge for you is as always "Anything Goes"

Friday, 17 January 2014

Polka Doodles challenge week 3

The challenge over at Polka Doodles for the DT this week is to make something girly.
Well, it doesn't get more girly than fabulous shoes does it!
The image, papers and sentiment are from the fabulous new Dollie Daydream Girl Talk CD Collection. I have coloured the image with Graph 'It Markers. The flowers on the shoes are highlighted with Glitter Shake - Graph'It Markers. I've matted the papers onto black card to make the papers pop out more. I've made some rolled roses from the same papers and added a bow, some hat pins and die cut banners.
Now the challenge for you, should you wish to join us is "Anything Goes". Come and join us as there are always fabulous prizes on offer.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Digi Choosday challenge week 2

It's time for another challenge at Digi Choosday and the challenge for the DT this week is "For the boys".
I know most people find it hard to do male cards and I am one of those people! When I saw this challenge I thought oh no, but then I saw the Boys Hoot Download Bundle I had lots of ideas. Here is the card I made.
Aren't those owls just adorable! The image, the papers and the sentiment are all from the bundle, I've just added some bakers twine and some buttons. In the bundle there are 11 coloured embellishments, 8 sentiments and 11 A4 papers, and is only £3.39 at the moment, and is an instant download so you can get crafting straight away!
The challenge for you guys is as always "Anything Goes" so come and join us for a chance to win some fab prizes.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge week 12

Hello and Happy New Year to you all, I hope you all have a happy and prosperous 2014.

Today is another challenge over at Digi Choosday at Polka Doodles and the theme for the DT is " New Beginnings" for anyone that enters it is "Anything Goes". So here is my project for this week.
I have made a gift box that will fit a few little baby onesies in. The image is New Baby by Emma Canning which is on the Digistamp Heaven CD Rom Collection, and is coloured with Graph 'It Markers. The papers are from the Boys Hoot Download Bundle. This bundle is great for quick cards as well as it contains: 10 coloured embellishments, 8 sentiments and 11 A4 patterned papers, and is an instant download. I have used a die cut banner, some ribbon bows some hearts and added some faux stitching for extra interest.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Polka Doodles challenge week 1

Firstly I would like to wish all my followers a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. And I would love to thank the fabulous Nikky Hall for allowing me to start another year on her amazing team which is full of such talented people. Pop over to the blog to check out our new teamies that are joining us this year. I'm really looking forward to working with them.



The challenge over at Polka Doodles this week is to choose our favourite make from 2013.

Choosing my fave make from 2013 was a very hard job for me as I love all PD products! I eventually decided to go with these tags from October. I used the A Home for Christmas CD Collection I cut out 3 tags in Kraft card and then printed some papers, embellishments and sentiments from the CD. I cut out three strips of papers for each tag and distressed the edges using distress ink. I glued the papers onto the tags and added some faux stitching with a white opaque pen. I then cut out all the embellishments and stuck them in place. I then used a distress ink on the sentiments and added them. I finished off the tags with some ribbon.

Come and join us, for you the challenge is Anything Goes and you stand the chance of winning some great prizes