Monday, 29 December 2014

Get Creative Challenge 5 - 1 Ribbon, 2 Papers & 3 Brads - Lacy Sunshine

Welcome back to my blog after the Christmas break and to get into the swing of things, here's my last DT card for 2014.

Get Creative

This fortnights challenge is a 1, 2, 3. Use 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 brads. All this and using a fabby image provided by the wonderfully talented 

Lacy Sunshine

After creating quite a few Christmas themed cards in the run up to the big event, it's been nice to do something a little different. For this card I've gone down the Steampunk route, love the idea of it, but I'm still learning with the colour combinations and good layouts for this style.
Hope you like.

I've coloured this solely with Spectrum Noir pencils, think I need a little more practise to make the colours 'pop' a bit more, but I do like the aspect and light accents on it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 50 - Last Minute Christmas

So with this weeks theme being last minute Christmas, I thought I'd do just that, make my card a the very last minute. It WAS out of choice! So with this in mind, I chose to use one of Nikky's design sheets from Festive Holibobs. I love these design sheets, they are great for either a quick card or if you're not that confident yet with layouts. With a few additions of buttons and a bit of backing card, I love how it's turned out.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 49 - Christmas Table/Decor

For this weeks table decor challenge, I have done a full place setting, including Cracker, Cutlery Holder & Napkin ring. I've used a paper from the Festive Hollybobs Collection and printed this on both sides of card for a consistent look. The image of Santa is again from this collection, but also available individually as a digi stamp here,as well as a polymer stamp to order here.

The team have got same amazing creations for you to peruse and be inspired over. Hop on over and take a looksie

Digi Choosday

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas - Top pick
Tuesday Throwdown - Family Christmas
Craft my Life - ATG no cards - 01/01/15
Bunny Zoe - Buttons - 31/12/14
Fitztown - ATG with Digital
Love to Scrap - Shape Shift (no squares/rectangles)
Not Just Cards - ATG 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 48 - Christmas

More christmas this week on Digi Choosday. This time I've chosen an image which isn't actually from a christmas kit. Maddie with Presents, is available as a single digi but she's also available as part of the Pretty Sweet Mini CD Collection. I've used papers from the Christmas Joy Bundle.

The card is a precut one from Docrafts, they have been in my stash since last year, I've been meaning to used them for ages, so I'm really pleased I got round to it!

List of pens used:
Spectrum Noir's
Reds - DR1, 3, 5 & 7
Browns - TR2, 7 & 8
Greens - DG2, 3 & 4
Skin - FS2, 3 & 6
Greys - IG1, 2 & 4

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders - Celebrate the Season with card that's been hoarded
Fitztown - Red & Green
PDE Link Party - Christmas
A Girl who Crafts - Christmas
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas
Emerald Faeries - Christmas Red & Green

Monday, 1 December 2014

Get Creative Challenge 3 - Christmas

Another lovely christmas card for you. this time our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique ans I love this digi stamp, I've not used my Spectrum Noirs for a while, so I thought I'd have a play and I like how it's turned out.. I've twinned it with come fabby papers from Michelle R Designs.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Jellypark Friends - Bow - 03/01/2015

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 47 - Christmas Celebrations

Christmas is always a celebration, but never so much as when it's baby's first and I've made matching cards and candles for a boy and a girl. The papers are from Festive Hollybobs, with the pink papers having been recoloured in Craft Artist. The images are from this collection too, but are also available as individual digi's here for the boy and here for the angel.

The dies are from Tonics new topper range, these are my first Tonic purchase and I love them! The candles took a bit more time, after importing the image into Craft Artist and adding the appropriate sentiment, the skill comes with getting them printed onto tissue paper, not a easy feat and several pieces chewed up by the printer, but I love doing them.
Join in the fun and have a chance at winning one of Nikki's amazing digi's,

Digi Choosday

I am entering my creations into the following challenges:
Digi Designs - For Kids
Inspirational - Christmas with no red or green 
Altered Eclectics - ATG not a card - 01/12/2014
Crafting Musketeers - Anything but a card
Seemacrafts - Monochrome
Come and Get it - Winter Theme
Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 45 - Presents & Gifts

OK, so with Christmas creeping up thick and fast, I thought I'd use the opportunity to use my DT projects to make my gifts for the family. With so many to do though, hand colouring isn't always an option, so I decided to use a design sheet from the  Festive Hollybobs collection. Every image and paper is taken purely from 1 single A4 sheet. with the addition of some sparkly Stickles and a cutting file on the silhouette, this project only took about 15 minutes including all the fussy cutting!

If you want to get some great presentation and gift ideas, have a look at my teaamies fab creations.

Digi Choosday

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG
Craft Room Challenge - Something 3D
Try it on a Tuesday - Handmade Gift

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 45 - Clean & Simple

This week was really hard for me, can't do CAS very well! I chose the North Pole sign  from the embellishments section of Festive Hollybobs and coloured with Graph'Its. With a little bit of Stickles glitter glue, I think it's simple but effective.The sentiment is from the same collection.

Have a look at what the rest of the DT have created and why not take part while you're there.

Digi Choosday

Don't to forget to join us on our Facebook page, for this week we are offering a code that gets you  40% off Polka doodles Digi's.

Digi Choosday Facebook Group

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calender - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts - Christmas keep it flat
That Craft Place - ATG
City Crafter - Christmas CAS
Creative Card - Christmas Joy
PartyTime Tuesday - ATG
Dream Valley - ATG
Love to Create - ATG
My Craft Creations - ATG

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 44 - Thank You in Winter Colours

Mmm.....winter colours, brown like leaves and blue like ice I think. For this weeks card I've made a double Z-fold and I just couldn't resist using an image, backing paper and a fabulous sentiment from Winston, seeing as it's now available on instant download. I've used Shy Etty, who is also available individually here and coloured with Graph'its.

Really please with end result, but bloomin' eck it took some doing!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitter & Sparkle - Anything but Square
My Besties Norge - Shabby Chic 
Stitchy Bear - ATG with distressing
Love to Scrap - Bling it on
Aurora Wings - Heartfelt Thanks 
Craft-Dee Bowz - ATG with handmade bow - 30/11/2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

Get Creative Challenge 1 - ATG with Stitching

For our first ever challenge with Get Creative, we have Angie's Digi Stamps as our sponsor. I've coloured my image with Graph'its. The backing is from Craftwork Cards, as are the Candi.

we would lobe for you to join in the fun click on the link to see what the rest of the team have come up with.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
A Girl who Crafts - ATG - 30/11/2014
Bearly Mine - Christmas card - 30/11/2014
Crafts Galore - ATG - 30/11/2014
Mema's Crafts - ATG - 30/11/2014
Natalie & Amy - Stitch It - 30/11/2014
Ribbon Girl - Christmas - 30/11/2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 43 - Lace

I love lace, so pretty & girly, so this weeks card had to be pink. My image is from the Rose Budd Collection and also available individually.The backing paper is also part of that collection, it comes A4 size, but I've resized using Craft Artist.

I've used Promarkers to colour the image and used Spectrum Noir pencils to accent the colours. The lace was a piece of off cut, wasn't sure to start how to use it as it's so wide, but I found the pearl buckle and I love how it's turned out. That was the starting point of the card and it grew from there.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Romance - Pink - 07/11/2014
Dragonfly Dreams - Mainly Pink
Paper Girls - ATG 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 42 - Birthday (Digi Choosdays 1st!)

For our birthday week on Digi Choosday, I have used Dollie Daydream - Birthday image. The backing papers are all from the Enfys bundle, which includes 5 papers AND a digistamp for £2.25! The sentiment is from Work & Play 6. I have coloured Dollie with Distress Markers.

To see everyone else birthday cards, join in with our celebration and get your special birthday discount code, go to 

Digi Choosday

To see what the Digi Queens have been up to this week go to the Polkadoodles blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenges - V for Vibrant
Sisters of Craft - ATG
Sister Act - ATG
Sweet 7 Digital -Sassy
613 Avenue Create - ATG -  Honourable Mention

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 41 - Halloween

Halloween to me means bold, dark colours, totally out of my comfort zone! I've used a fabulous backing paper from Witchie Witchie bundle, as are the embellishments. The image is Kitty Kat, part of Nikkys new Halloween themed Digistamps. The moon is a simple circle of card, gently coloured with Yellow Ochre Pan Pastel.

Join us at 

Digi Choosday

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Orange & Black
Sweet Pea Stampers - Halloween
Lacy Sunshine - Halloween
My Besties Norge - Green, Black, Purple or Orange
Open Minded - Pumpkins 
Paper Make up - Use Black 
Fitztown - Halloween using digital - Winner
Pink Elephant - Black, Orange & Green 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Crafting from the Heart - Delicious Doodles

Well a couple of weeks ago Erin offered me a spot on the Crafting from the Heart design team and of course I accepted, it would've been rude not to! So here is my first offering. This weeks sponsors are.....

Another Banner, but more elegant!

Click on the image to access their site.

I chose Lilleth from Delicious Doodles,

I have coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and the backing paper, sentiment and Candi are from Craftwork Cards.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies - One Designer Paper - 02/11/2014
Inky Impressions - Flowers & Leaves
Sweet 7 - Sassy & Girly
Alphabet Challenge - Rectangle 
ATG with a Twist - ATG/Female
Vandi Crafts - ATG 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 39 - Christmas

For my christmas card this time, I've gone with more traditional colours. I've used Santa from the Festive Hollybobs collection, he is also available as an individual digi here or as a clear stamp here. I've coloured him with Graph'its. Both backing papers and all the embellishments & sentiment are from the same collection.

Join in at Digi Choosday and see what everyone has come up with.

I an entering this card into the following challenges:
Mr Perfect Life - Festive

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 39 Vintage

For this weeks vintage challenge, I didn't want to go all lacy and pretty, I wanted to embrace the idea of the old fashioned seaside and the Swimmer from Work & Play 4 fitted perfectly. It can now also as purchased an individual digi here. The backing paper is from the Rose Budd Collection and everything been distressed with Distress Ink in Tea Dye. For the image, I have carried on embracing my love of Distress Markers and think I'm improving.

Join in at Digi Choosday and have a gander at what wonderful projects the other guys have made. While you're at it, why not have a look on the Polkadoodles blog, the Digi Queens are offering some amazing inspiration again.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers - ATG - 30/09/2014
Southern Girls - Shabby Chic - 09/10/2014
Card Makin Mamas - Shabby Chic
Come & Get It - ATG with water - Top 3
Hiding in my Craftroom - Any Holiday
Snarky Stampers - Distressing
Bunny Zoe - Lace
Imagination Crafts - ATG
My Besties Norge - Distress
613 Avenue Create - ATG 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 38 Buttons

I raided my button box for this weeks challenge, was really happy when I found the butterfly button and just HAD to use it. I've used Amelia Contemplating, she's available on her own digitally or as part of the Pretty Sweet CD. The papers are from the same collection  and mounted onto black card.
I've totally fallen in love with colouring with Distress Markers as well, I  absolutely love the vintage feel the give.

Hop on over to Digi Choosday to join in and see what the others have created, there are some amazing projects.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting Musketeers - Use Buttons 
Sarah Hurley 365 - Buttons
Eureka Stamps - Distressed - Top 5
My Besties UK - ATG & Blue
Ppinky Dolls - ATG 
Crafty Boots - ATG 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Digi Choosday Ch37 - Christmas in blue & purple

Only 14 more Digi Choosdays 'till christmas, so there's an early christmas pressie/discount code over on Digi Choosday. While you're there, have a looksie and leave some love for my fabulous teamies. Right, down to business, as christmas is creeping up so fast, this weeks theme is:

Christmas in Blues & Purples

I've stepped slightly out of the box this week (no pun intended), I've made 4 christmas tree baubles and a presentation box. All the papers for the baubles and the box lid are from Festive Holibobs and have resized and recoloured in CAP2. The image is also from Festive Holibobs, printed out 5 times and decoupaged, she is also available as a clear stamp here.The baubles themselves took ages, particularly the flower baubale, whichiis made from 60 individual 3x3 cm paper peices and folded and glued together.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Fancy folds 
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas 
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digi - 21/09/2014
Southern Girls - Winter Blues 
Fussy & Fancy - More than one fold

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 36 - Monochromatic

Oooo, lovely challenge this week on Digi Choosday


I've always loved to colour in sepia tones, so the colour scheme on this was an obvious choice and I felt the Rose Budd Collection was perfect for this. I chose Charlotte for my image from the collection and all the papers are from it too. The image is coloured with Promarkers, the edges of the papers have been distressed with Hazelnut Adirondak and I finished the design of with a mix of pearls, lace, flowers and chipboard leaves.

Don't forget to join in at Digi Choosday and for even more inspiration, hop on over to the Polkadoodles blog too, where the Digi Queens will give you some wonderful inspiration.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies - Girly & Lacy 
Craft 4 Eternity - Digital
Digitally Sweet - Chocolate & Cream 
Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers 
Sentimental Sundays - A Touch of Vintage - Top 3
We Doobadoo - Feminine
ABC - S for Shabby Chic 
Paula Hollifield - Distress it 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 35 - Travel/Holidays

For Digi Choosday this week the challenge is


As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew which image I wanted to use, the Carriage from the Rose Budd Collection. The backing papers and the paper used for the flowers are also from there. I've used the flourishes from one of the new cutting files and resized them on the Silhouette. I haven't put a sentiment on, but it would be perfect for any little girl.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar for the edge of the die cut.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Layer it up 
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digi 
Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers
Robyns Fetish - Use a Digi 
Dream Valley - Flowers 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge #34 - Blooms

Well I'm back after two weeks holiday. No crafting, not even a craft shop for the whole time, not happy! Flowers, flowers everywhere! This weeks theme for Digi Choosday is


I have themed my card for a man, using the Gardener from Work & Play 2, as is the brick backing paper, which is made to look like a shed and the flowers are from there too. The image is coloured with Graph'Its.
For the construction, I have taken a 8x4 piece of Kraft card and folded it with a gatefold, covered with the brick paper for the main body of the shed. for the roof, I've taken a smaller piece of Kraft card and half covered it with some wood grain paper I found in Serif CAP2 and overlapped it at the top, to give the impression of the shed roof.

The sentiment on the interior is just genius

'We love our gardens so much we wet our plants'

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley - Flowers 
Lunagirl Moonbeams - For the boys 
Robins Fetish - For Men 
Kitty Bee - In the Garden 
Sisterhood of Snarky - K for Kraft 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge #31 - Shabby Chic

I have loved this weeks theme, takes me back to my crafting roots! And I got to try getting the image on candles for the first time. Been meaning to try it for ages!

Shabby Chic

The main image on the candle box is from Emma Canning, Lemonade Sale and coloured with Graph'Its.The papers on the box and the images laid into the candle are all from Heavenly Garden on the Picknix Collection.
I think I've found my new favourite technique with the candles, I love it!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Digi Choosday challenge #30 - Lots of Layers

With the end of school for the summer, I've done this card to say 'Thanks' to the teacher. All the the backing papers and the image are from the Digistamp Bundle - Lou. and the image, which is perfect for a teacher, is coloured with Graph'Its. This weeks challenge of Lots of Layers over on Digi Choosday is a fabulous one, want to see lots of papers!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
2 Cute ink - ATG - Closed
Perfectly Rustics - Bow or Ruffle - Closed
Paper Nest Dolls - ATG - Closed
Gem of a Challenge - Spots & Stripes - Closed

Monday, 28 July 2014

Purple haze challenge #52

Now normal service has resumed over on Purple haze, this weeks challenge is ATG with an option of adding your own handmade flowers.
We had a few sponsors this week, I got to work with a gorgeous image form Aurora Wings.

To join in got to Purple Haze and show us what you can do.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Digi Choosday Challenge 29 - Christmas in July

Noooo, can't be christmas already! Ok well I should try to be a bit more organised, so this is my first christmas card make this year! I've done a box card for this and all the elements are from the Christmas Joy download bundle.

Hop on over to Digi Choosday challenge, while your there have a look at my teamies blogs and creations. We have also got info on the new Polkadoodles release, Work and Play 6 in now available to buy and can I say, it is AWESOME!

I am entering this card/box into the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Christmas in July - Closed
My Perfect Life - Festive - Closed
Corrosive Challenge - Christmas in July - Closed
Christmas Card Challenge - Photo - Closed
Craft your Passion - Christmas in July - Closed
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July - Closed
Crafting Desert Divas - Christmas in July - Closed

Saturday, 19 July 2014

TTPH Birthday blog hop - Tattered Lace

Whoop, whoop and the birthday celebrations continue.
So if you're following the blog hop, you've seen some amazing creations from Fiona, Anita & Darcy and you've still got Jacqui's to see. Please do leave my fabulous fellow teamies some love, 'cos they've all worked so hard to prepare for this week.
Here is my contribution to the hop. I've only used a single Tattered Lace die (that's all I have as of yet!), but wanted to try and show you how you can still get an elaborate card. All I've added is the sentiment, diddy butterflies from a Tonic punch and some Crystal Stickles.

Now you've seen my contribution to the blog hop you're next visit is


And just in case you've become a little lost or started part way through, here's the full list and don't forget to leave a 'Birthday' comment for everyone.






Through the Purple Haze Challenges

Leave a comment with the word birthday on each and you're in with a chance to win some goodies.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - ATG - Closed
A Girl who Crafts - ATG - Closed
Tando Creative - Come Fly with Me - 31/07/2014
Penny's Paper Crafty - ATG - Closed

Thursday, 17 July 2014

TTPH Birthday Blog hop - Scrappers Delight

Well what a fabulous birthday week so far and the fun continues for the next few days as well. Hope you've enjoyed seeing some awesome projects from my teamies and don't forget when you do the blog hop to include the word Birthday on your comments. Do this on all posts for the day and you could be in line to win some fabbie gifts.

Here is my DT project for todays sponsor Scrappers Delight.

To continue on the blog hop, your next visit is to:


Here's the full list for today, in case you've got lost!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fantastic Tuesday - ATG - 22/07/2014
Craft Your Passion - Citrus/Tropical colours - Closed
Crafts Galore - Use a digi/stamp - 31/07/2014
Ladybug Crafts - Summer Flowers - 31/07/2014
Crafters Cafe - Birthday - Closed

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tag It Digi Choosday Challenge #28

This week I have Gone East, well Dollie has! The theme this time is 

Tag It

I've used Dollie Daydream Oriental Digi and coloured in non traditional colours.The background papers are from the Rose Papers Bundle and altered to a teal colour in Craft Artist. The flower accent is from the Pretty Little Things bundle. 

Would love it if you could join us over at Digi Choosday, you could win some fabulous digis from Polkadoodles.

I'm entering this tag into the following challenges:
PDE Linky Party - Tags - Top 3
Twisted Tuesday - Pearls - 20/07/2014
Crafts Galore - Use a Digi - 31/07/2014
Craftyhazlenuts - Patterned paper - 31/07/2014
Digi Galore - ATG - 19/07/2014
Stamping Boutique - Fussy cutting - Closed
Cute Card Thursday - Pretty papers - Closed
My Heart Pieces - Anything but a card - Closed