Friday 28 October 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

It's Friday yay!!! I can't wait for the weekend as I'm going to my first UK craft fair at the SECC, Glasgow. I've been living in Germany for the last 11 years and craft shops were a bit far and few between so I'm really going to go mad I think!!!

Anyway enough gabbing and onto today's card and it's for my 1st Polkadoodles challenge as a DT member. So the theme is

Mystical & Magical

and as it's a Stashbox stamps week the DT can use any of their stamps and compliment them with Polkadoodle papers, sentiments and embellies.

So here's my card

All papers, ribbon and sentiments are from the Christmas Boutique kit and the digistamp is from Mo Manning.

I'd love to see all your Polkadoodle creations. And remember Nikky has introduced quite a few new DT members as well as the regular DT so lots and lots of inspiration for you! You can find all the details here.


Thursday 27 October 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge

Today's card is for the Mojo Monday Challenge. Here is the sketch

And here's the card I made

Almost everything is from the Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet CD. I've coloured the image with Copics. Roses from my stash.


Wednesday 26 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday

The weeks are flying by! Thursday again and it's time for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. For today's challenge the DT were asked to follow a sketch.

And here is my card

I've used my new Pretty Tuff CD from Polkadoodles again. That's the papers, images and sentiment. I've coloured the images with copics. The ribbon and buttons are from the Polkadoodle's Christmas Boutique kit.

The CCT girls as always have made a beautiful set of cards for the theme again this week. Pop over and have a look and hopefully you'll be inspired to join in with us!


Pretty Tuff!

I have some exciting news for you today if you've seen my post below then you'll know what I mean.
Nikky from Polkadoodles has designed a brand new CD called Pretty Tuff to compliment the Pretty Sweet CD. At last a brilliant male themed CD! It's absolutely fabulous. I don't really use CDs but this one has me converted! You can print everything out or like me if you enjoy colouring your images you can print them out in black and white and give them your own colour scheme.They are a gem to colour! The papers all match beautifully, my fav is the scattered letters one and you also get sentiments and embellies. The sentiments can be punched out as they fit a 1 1/2" or 2" punch.

Lucky me I get to play now but........ you can preorder yours at the Polkadoodle store here. Shipping will commence on the 7th November on a first ordered first served basis. My advise.. DO IT NOW! You can also see the launch of the Pretty Tuff CD at the NEC Hobbycrafts.

here's what's on it

Includes 613 printable pages and over 1500 printable elements.

CD contains:

12 Boy/Teen character Digital Stamps in colour x 4 sizes

12 Boy/Teen character Digital Stamps in black & white x 4 sizes

7 sheets of sentiments 39 sheets of embellishment Digital stamps in black & white

39 sheets of embellishment colour Digital stamps in colour

Over 350 backing papers in 19 different designs

This CD is JPEG based so easy to import into your graphics programs such as MCS and Serif, MMS etc.

I've really enjoyed playing with it. I have a card using the CD below but I'll also show you another tomorrow for my CCT challenge DT card.


Papertake Weekly Challenge

Hello today here in Scotland it is just like summer the sun is streaming in the window and over the sea. Gorgeous! But back to today's card, it's for the Papertake Weekly Challenge.A sketch this week

And here is my card

Everything is from a brand new CD from Polkadoodles called Pretty Tuff. I've coloured the image with copics and stitched around the layers with brown thread.



Saturday 22 October 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

It was a bit too late for me to make a card for this week's challenge on Polkadoodles but as I'm now on the team I can still tell you about it!!
So the theme is "Halloween" and Nikky has kindly arranged for everyone to grab a freebie to use on your work. You can grab it here.Just right click on the images and you've got them!
Fantastic prize to win this week it's the Sundae of Seasons CD. Jealous? Much! It has more than 4000 images to suit every occasion.
Well worth taking part in the challenge I think.
I'll be making something for next week's challenge, so don't forget to pop back on Friday.

Friday 21 October 2011


I can now officially tell you that I have been accepted onto the Polka Doodle DT!! I have to admit I first saw Nikky's work on C&C not very long ago and fell in love. Must have been fate but a few days later I saw that she had a DT call and applied.
I had the good news a few days ago and I'm awaiting some products. So when they come look out! there'll be plenty of Polka Doodle cards.


Thursday 20 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday

Another week has come around and it's time for another Cute Card Thursday challenge. This week the theme is....

Here's mine

Stamp: Hanglar
Papers: First Edition:
Circle: Spellbinders
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch
Flower: Spellbinder roses with some handwork.
Sentiment: Computer generated
Colouring: Copics & Promarkers

Some lovely cards to be seen on the CCT blog, please go have a look and join in with us.


Wednesday 19 October 2011

Just Magnolia Challenge

The Just Magnolia challenge blog is asking you to distress your cards this week, so here is mine

Stamp: Magnolia Fall club
Papers: Forever Friends Timeless
Ribbon: Forever Friends Timeless
Sentiment; Forever Friends Timeless
Snowflake: Carlcraft punch
Colouring: Copics
Glitter: Stickles


Tuesday 18 October 2011


I thought I'd show you a pic today of one of our squirrels. There are 2 that visit the bottom of our garden but only this one has worked out how to get the nuts.



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Monday 17 October 2011

Monday Morning

Just a nice pic that I took this morning from the garden to brighten up a Monday morning.


Sunday 16 October 2011

Papertake Weekly Challenge

The Papertake Weekly Challenge theme this week is Get In Shape. We were to use 3 different shapes in our card. So I've used a square, circle and rectangle.

Digistamp: Copica by Saturated Canary - Krista Smith
Papers: First Edition - Isabelle
Flowers: Tonic Punch
Sentiment: Tim Holtz


Sketch Saturday

Here is this week's sketch for Sketch Saturday

And here is my take on the sketch

Stamp: Magnolia - Fall Club
Papers, hearts and sentiment: Papermania Honey and Hugs Festive Frolics
Embellishments: From stash
Sparkle: Stickles diamond
Colouring: Copics

Shary x

Friday 14 October 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Today my card is for Mo's Digital Challenge. And the theme was "Inspired by a song". When I saw this image Lovely Day by Bill Withers sprang to my mind, love that song!

I had real trouble colouring this one as the red hair just wouldn't go right and it bled into her neck and ear. But hey live and learn!

Digi Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil - Wonderful Day

Paper: First Edition - New Leaf

Border strip: Martha Stewart punch

Sentiment: PC generated

Shary x

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday

This week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge is


Here is my card

  • Stamp: I think it is Elzybelle

  • Paper: First Edition-Christmas joy
    Punched border: Woodware

  • Punched snowflakes: Carlcraft

  • Colouring: Copics

  • Glittery bits: Stickles

The DT have made some gorgeous cards again this week. It would be great if you could pop over to the CCT blog and take a look and maybe even join in!

Shary x

Tuesday 11 October 2011


Today I made these cupcakes for Rob to take into work as we had some honey off one of his workmates (he has his own bees). I put some honey into the middles of the cake and made some sunflowers to put on the top

Shary x

Monday 10 October 2011

Just Magnolia Challenge & Sketch Saturday

I made this card using the Sketch Saturday challenge sketch and then used the coffee and cream colours for the Just Magnolia's the sketch

here's my card

Stamp: Magnolia
Papers: Tim Holtz - Idealogy Vintage Shabby
Die cut: Doo Hickey fence
Border: Martha Stewart Heart punch
Flower: Various punches and a flower brad
Sentiment: Tim Holtz - Idealogy Adage Tickets
Colouring: Copics & Distress ink

Shary x

Friday 7 October 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Another card today and it's for the Sugar Bowl Challenge. We were asked to follow a sketch.

And here is my card using a Gorjuss girl

Stamp: Funky Kits - Gorjuss girl

Paper: Lilli Bee - Vintage Poppy

Colouring: Copics

Die: Spellbinders - Rose Creations

Shary x

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Today's card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge. It's their 4th birthday and the challenge is Anything goes.

here's my card
Stamp: Magnolia
Papers: Nitwit Eeriesistable kit
Colouring: Copics

I have been digistamping for a while now and realised the lovely Nitwit kits can also be used for cardmaking , so I dug this kit out. I've also used some black stickles to outline the bats.

Shary x

Thursday 6 October 2011

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Well guess what? I'm back on the Cute Card Thursday team. They asked me if I would like to be back in and of course I said yes! I'm so glad to back working with such a talented, fantastic team. Thanks guys ;0)

So this week's challenge on Cute Card Thursday is

Time for Cake

Here is my take on the challenge

Digistamp: Mo's Digital Pencil - Birthday Fairy Lee
Papers: First Edition - Up Up and Away
Border strips: Martha Stewart Punch
Flower: Tonic Punch
Coloured with copics.

Please go check out the beautiful cards the DT have made and join in with us here.


Tuesday 4 October 2011

Magnolia Fall Club

Ooo ooo my Magnolia Fall Stamp Club stamps have just plopped through my letter box!
More Christmassy than Fall though.
I'll hopefully be making some cards with them real soon.

Shary x

Monday 3 October 2011

Sketch Saturday

I'm on a roll! This card is for the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog and here is the sketch

And here is my card

Stamp: Tulip clear stamps
Papers: Dovecraft-Tea House
Border: Martha Stewart Heart Punch
Sentiment: Tulip clear stamps
Colour: Copics

Just Magnolia Challenge

So today is card no 2 and i've made this one for the Just Magnolia Challenge.We were asked to follow a sketch

And here is my card

Stamp: Magnolia
Colour: Copics
Papers: Basic Grey - Out of Print
Butterfly strip and butterfly punch outs: Martha Stewart punch
Leaves: Martha Stewart punch
Flower: Spellbinders- Rose Creations