Tuesday 29 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday & Lilli of the Valley

This week's challenge for Cute Card Thursday is


I've made a card for my son as he is 10 on Monday 5th December.

Image: Lilli of the valley - Big Present
Sentiment: Lilli of the valley - For Him Sentiments
Papers: Bo Bunny - a life of love
Coloured with Copics

Not sure who makes the die cut star border but I also used the waste stars as embellishments.

Please go over to the CCT blog and see the beautiful work the DT have done and then you can join in!

I'd also like to enter this card for this week's challenge over on the Lilli of the valley challenge blog. The theme is anything but a Christmas card.

Friday 25 November 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

It's Friday and blowing an absolute hooley here with torrential rain. Glad I'm cosy inside!
So today it's another Polkadoodles Challenge and the theme was set by Miria and it is

Italian Christmas

White, red and green should be the colours in your card.

So here is mine

I've used papers from the Polkadoodles Magical Winter 2 and Creative Christmas CDs. The sentiment is also from the Magical Winter 2 CD. The image is a digi image and comes from DigitalChu, it has been coloured with Copics.

The DT girls have made a lovely selection of cards, all very different and inspiring. Please come over and have a look and then maybe join in with us. I'd love to see your Italian Christmas cards.


Thursday 24 November 2011

Hello Little One

I've just made this card

Image and sentiment: LOTV Occasions A5 sheet
Papers: Fancy Pants - Baby mine
Embellies: from my stash
Coloured with Copics

I have made this card with two challenges in mind -
Sketch Saturday
LOTV "Anything goes"


Wednesday 23 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday

Thursday again and it's 31 !! yikes days till Christmas. Are you ready?

Today's card is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and we had a great sketch designed by DT girl, Fiona to follow.

So here's my card

Everything off the card is from the Polka Doodles Magical Winter CD Part 2. Well except the pearls and wooden heart. I used my label spellbinder die to cut around the image, which is coloured with copics and clear star pen. I've also used some diamond stickles to act as the snow. I coloured the wooden heart with lavender distress ink.

I'd love to see what you can do with the sketch so why not go over to the CCT challenge blog and see what the other DT girls have done and then take part?


Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff

Just a quick post from me today and I'm showing you a card using the Pretty Tuff CD from Polkadoodles.

Papers: Pretty Tuff CD
Images: Pretty Tuff CD
Sentiment: Pretty Tuff CD

Images are coloured with Copics.


Thursday 17 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday

Morning! Where do the weeks go?? Thursday again and it's another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Today the theme is

Green and Grey

I've made a centre step card for this one.

Image: Mo Manning - Mr Fix It
Papers: Basic Grey - Oxford
Sentiment: LOTV
Coloured with copics.


Monday 14 November 2011

Baby cards

Tonight I'm doing a craft fair in our village and wanted to cover all themes so today I made these two baby cards.

I've used the same papers and stamps for both and coloured them with Copics.
Stamp & Sentiment: Lilli of the valley - Occasions stamp sheet
Papers: Fancy Pants - Baby Mine

Wish me luck for the craft fair!

Sunday 13 November 2011

Sketch Saturday

This is this week's Sketch Saturday challenge sketch

And here's my card for the challenge

Stamp: Magnolia Fall Club
Sentiment: Magnolia Fall Club
Papers: Dovecraft - Christmas Fancy
Flowers: Nellie's punch


Friday 11 November 2011

Polkadoodles Challenge

This week it's Danielle's turn to set the Polka Doodles challenge and she has chosen

Swirls and Pearls

Here's my card

Image & Sentiment: Polka Doodles free with Papercraft Essentials mag. ( But these can also be found on the Sundae of Seasons CD.)
Papers: Polka Doodles free with Making Cards mag.

There is a fantastic prize this week of Ultrafine Promarkers for Hair! So well worth joining in!

The DT girls have made some fantastic cards this week and you can see them all on the Polka Doodles challenge blog.


Thursday 10 November 2011

Cute Card Thursday

A great challenge this week for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and it is...

Red for Remembrance

Here's my red card

Image: Magnolia - Fall Club Stamp
Sentiment: LOTV circular christmas sentiments
Papers: Nit Wit
Border: Martha Stewart punch
Embellies: from my stash

The other DT girls have made some fab cards, go have a look here.

The prize this week is a $20 credit voucher from Simon Says Stamp.


Tuesday 8 November 2011

Polka Doodle colour workshop

Would you like to learn how to colour your images and master the blending techniques? Well Nikky from Polka Doodles is holding an all day class for you to attend in York.
Here are all the details

If you would like to know more then please go over to the Polka Doodle shop here.

Mojo Monday Challenge

Today my card is for the Mojo Monday Challenge. Here is the sketch

And here is the card, I've turned the sketch around.

Stamp: Magnolia Fall Club
Papers: First Edition - Festive Treats
Sentiment: LOTV - Christmas circular sentiments
Pin, ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Coloured with copics


Friday 4 November 2011

More Lili of the Valley

Here's my 2nd card for the day, this one is a Christmas card.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley - Christmas Snooze
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley - Christmas circular sentiments
Papers: Dovecraft - Let it snow
Snowflakes: Mariane D Designs
coloured with copics and clear star pen for a bit of bling.


Polkadoodles Challenge

Today's card is my Polkadoodle Challenge card. It was Fliss's turn to set the challenge and it is a "shaped card".
I bought these lovely card blanks at the SECC last Saturday so decided to use one.

Digi images, papers and sentiment are all from the lovely new CD Pretty Tuff which is being showcased at the NEC now.
You can preorder your copy from the Polkadoodles website and it will be sent out on the 7th November.
I've used a spellbinder die to cut out the papers to match the shape of the card. The images have been coloured with Copics.

It's a great challenge and the other DT girls have made some gorgeous cards. Why not pop over and have a look and join in.


Thursday 3 November 2011

Lili of the valley 2nd card!

I am on a roll today! Here's my 2nd LOTV card for today and as it's glittery I will again put it in for the LOTV challenge. It's using the lovely Christmas Dance stamp.

Stamp: LOTV - Christmas Dance
Sentiment: LOTV - Christmas Circular Sentiments
Papers: Dovecraft - Let it snow
Scallop circles: Spellbinder dies
Coloured with copics. Pearls, gems etc from my stash. Lots of stickles and clear star pen used too.

The pattern going across the bottom on the paper is made using one of my new Martha Stewart all over the page punches. Great idea these punches and makes a lovely effect.


Lili of the valley challenge

My second card for today is for the Lili of the Valley challenge. It was supposed to be for last week's sketch challenge but I was a bit late but it will still fit in with this weeks challenge as it has stickles and clear star pen used on it. The challenge is Bright and Sparkly.

Stamp: Lili of the valley - Plum Pudding
Sentiment: Lili of the valley - Christmas Circular Sentiments
Papers: Nit Wit - Cookin Cookies Collection
Snowflake: Marianne D
Decorative Border: Woodware Edger Punch System

Cute Card Thursday

I have a new card to show you today. It is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme this week is

Here's my card

Papers: Pretty Tuff CD - Polkadoodles
Digistamps: Pretty Tuff CD - Polkadoodles
Sentiment: Pretty Tuff CD - Polkadoodles

The Polkadoodles Pretty Tuff CD is available from Polkadoodles but is on preorder from the 7th November. But.. if you are going to the NECC you can see it there