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Friday, 28 November 2014

Nordic Christmas

Good morning everyone, I'm here today with a new challenge for the Polkadoodles Challenge blog, the challenge is Nordic Christmas and here is my make.

I got these MDF letters at a craft show back in the summer and dug them out for this challenge. I love nothing better than to make my own Christmas decorations, I think it shows your own style off to people. I started by giving them a coat of White Gesso. The papers I have used are from Magical Winter and all the embellies are from Work & Play Festive Hollybobs. I have done faux stitching with the white Shake It pen from Graph'It Markers and I have added some White Gesso and Light Modelling Paste to look like snow. The die cut poinsettias are from Tattered Lace.
 Here are some close up of the individual letters.

I can't wait to hang this up in the bar to show off to everyone!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Presents and gifts

Good morning blogland, it Choosday again and todays challenge is all about Christmas Presents and Gifts. I have made a gift box for my make to put a present inside.
I have used a paper (printed onto card) and embellishments from the Work & Play Festive Hollybobs CD. I have printed the poinsettia 3 times and decoupaged it up to give it some dimension. The presents, reindeer, holly and sentiment are all on 3D foam to give them dimension as well.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Cold and Frosty

Good morning all, I'm here today with a make for the Premium Craft Brands blog where the new challenge that starts this week is "Cold and Frosty Colours". That's perfect for the time of year in the UK isn't it!
I have created a background by drawing some rough squares with a fine liner pen and then colouring them and the background in using Pan Pastels. I have used the Pearlescent blue, green and yellow Pans. I have used the stamps from The Purpose of Art stamp set and coloured them in using the same colour Pan Pastels.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Happy Choosday everyone, I hope you all had a fab weekend. Today over at Digi Choosday the challenge we have set for you is CAS, Clean And Simple. This is a hard one for me as I usually throw everything I have at a card! It was soooo hard to step away lol.
The image is Octavia thinking from the download store and is colured with my Graph'It Markers. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.
The Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3120, 3210
Hair: 1210, 1230, 3110, 3140
Dress: 6110, 6120

Sunday, 9 November 2014

More bling

Todays post is some mid challenge inspiration for the Premium Craft Brands blog, and the challenge is still to add some bling. I've kept with the CAS these I used last time.
I have used the Winter Spruce stamp set for this card and have coloured the tree and the holly with the Permanent Green Pan Pastel. I have added some red pearls to the holly for my bling element.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Winter thank you

Good morning and Happy Choosday everyone. Today at the Digi Choosday blog we have set the challenge of making a thank you card but using winter colours. Here is my make.
I have chosen a cool blue colour palette. The image is Octavia bird in hand and is an instant download item. She is coloured with my Graph'It Makers. The papers, flowers and butterflies are all from the Dollie Daydream Download Collection, this is also available as a CD. The bird cage and sentiment are Tattered Lace dies.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 2 November 2014


This mornings post is for the Premium Craft Brands blog where the challenge is to Add Some Bling, and here is my make. I've gone very CAS for this one so the stamp does all the work.

I have used the Perfect Poinsettia Stamp set. I have layered the stamp up on 3D foam to really make it pop. I have coloured the Poinsettia in with the Permanent Red and Permanent Green Pan Pastels. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. The bling I have added is in the centre of the flower, I have added some gold pearls.

Saturday, 1 November 2014


Good morning everyone, I'm here today with a make for We Do Doobadoo. The challenge this time is to enhance dies.
I have used a Sizzix crown die to match the image. I have then used the Kraft Crown which I have coloured with a Gold Pan Pastel. I have also used the Kraft Hearts and the laser cut Fence. I have aged the edges using the Orange Extra Dark Pan Pastel.
The image and bow are from the Winston CD from Polkadoodles, which is also available as an instant download.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Recycle it!

It's nearly the weekend and I hope you have a great one. Todays post is for the Polkadoodles challenge blog, and this week we set the new challenge of Recycle it. I've done a few of those word picture for people lately and I take the mount out as I don't use it. So I have a few of these mounts and so thought I would use one of those.

I started by going around the outside with a black marker and then adding a piece of pink card. I then printed out some papers from the Pretty Sweet CD and used the pink one on the mount and the blue one to cut a border and place on the mount. I then coloured in the sweet Amelia Braids image using my Graph'It Markers. I cut out a fence from a Marriane die to sit Amelia on, and the bird house and bird. I then cut out the flowers from the left over papers and layered them up with some leaves and swirls which are all from Tattered Lace.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Happy Choosday everyone. This week over at the Digi Choosday blog the challenge is to use lace, and here is my make.
As soon as I saw lace was the challenge I knew I wanted to use an image from the Rose Budd download Collection. The collection is also available as a CD should you wish to buy it that way. Miss Harriet is also available to buy as a clear stamp. The papers are also from the same collection. I have coloured the image with my Graph'It Makers. I have added the lace over the top of some vintage ribbon. This lace is just adorable as it has some small beads running along the middle of it. You can buy it from HERE. I have then added some Tattered Lace die cuts and some flowers from my stash.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Halloween Colours

Good morning everyone, hope you are having a great weekend. I'm here today with some mid challenge inspiration for the Premium Craft Brands blog, the challenge started last week and this time it is Halloween Colours. Here is my make.
I started by stamping the background using the Vintage Scruffy Flowers stamp set. I then coloured all the flowers and background using the Orange, Violet, permanent red and permanent green Pan Pastels. I then added the white dots using the Graph'It Shake white pen. Next I stamped the girl and wings from the Art Girl stamp set onto white card and coloured them in using the the Violet, Orange, Neutral Grey Extra Dark, Paynes Grey Extra Dark and Black Pan Pastels. I then added the dots using the White Shake pen, and cut the images out. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Christmas fun

Good morning everyone. I'm here today with some mid challenge inspiration for Polkadoodles. The challenge which started last week is "Christmas Fun" and here is my make.
I was challenged to make a Christmas card without using anything from any of the Christmas collections. At first I thought how the heck am I going to do that? Then I thought of this paper from the Pretty Sweet Collection, and thought if I glittered it it would look Christmasy and I think it does. (You can't really tell on the photo). The image is also from the Pretty Sweet Collection or is availalbe as an instant download here and is coloured with my Graph'It Markers. I made rolled roses from the same papers, and added some Tattered Lace Christmas dies.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy Birthday to us!

Good morning everyone and Happy Choosday! We are celebrating today as we are one year old! Can you believe it, where has this past year gone? So with that in mind we chose Birthday as this weeks challenge, and here is my make.

The image is the adorable new Octavia Best Friends, isn't she just adorable. She is flying out of the store. If you are wanting to practice your colouring I think this image is perfect for it with all that hair and the folds in the dress, so go on and grab it and get colouring.
The papers are from the Rose Budd download, which is also available as a CD if you prefer. I went around the edges of the papers and the image with the pearl blue Pan Pastel, you can't really see it on the photo but it gives it a great glittery effect. All the die cuts are from Tattered Lace. The scrabble letters are from Docrafts and you can buy them here.
The image is coloured with Graph'It Markers and the colours I used are:

Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3120, 3210
Hair: 5120, 5130, 5160, 5170, 5230
Dress: 7140, 7150, 7160

Friday, 17 October 2014

Colouring backgrounds

Good morning everyone, it's nearly the weekend and I hope you all have a fabulous one!
I'm here today with a new challenge from the Graph'It Markers Colouring Blog. The new challenge is to colour landscapes or backgrounds. 
When I saw this challenge I must admit I panicked a little bit, well quite a lot actually! While I'm ok at colouring images, creating backgrounds I can't do! Anyway I had a go and this is what I came up with.

The image is a Tatty Twinkle stamp and the papers are from the Work & Play Collection CD 2. The die cuts are from Tattered Lace.
To create the background, after colouring the sky I used the blender to take out some of the colour in the shape of clouds.
The colours I used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3120, 3210
Hair: 3210, 3245, 3250, 3255
Clothes: 8130, 8140, 8150, 8160
Sky: 7105
Grass: 8110, 8120, 8130, 8240, 8270