Wednesday 29 February 2012

Cute Card Thursday and SketchSaturday

This week's theme on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog is

Signs of Spring
Here is my card

And I've also used the sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge blog.

Stamp:- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Annie

Colouring medium:- Copics

Papers:- Craftwork cards

Sentiment:- Lily of the Valley

If you pop over to the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog you will find lots of lovely cards from the other DT members. We'd love you to join in with us.


Mixed media stuff

Today I'd like to show you a couple of mixed media projects I made yesterday. The first is my March page for my art journal.

My second is a tag.I'm making quite a few tags so that I can learn new techniques and see how they look.

For both I've used gesso, distress stains, spray inks, tissue paper, paperartsy stamps, white pen, distress inks, stencils etc etc. You get the picture!! Almost everything!


Thursday 23 February 2012

Polkadoodles Challenge

well I've scheduled this post as we are away for a long weekend to Loch Ness. So I hope it works!

This week it's Joni's turn to set the Polkadoodles Challenge and she has chosen

Cabin Fever - a summery card

Here is mine

I've used papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD. Aren't they pretty and very summery I think. The ticket sentiment is from the new Candy Doodles CD. The flowers have also been punched from the same papers. The stamp is a Gorjuss girl stamp.

The Polkadoodle DT have made some gorgeous cards with a summery theme so why not go have a peek and then you can join in. You can find all the details here.


Cute Card Thursday, Whimsical Wednesday & Mojo Monday

I seem to have lost my mojo again. Not sure about this card at all but I've made it for the Cute Card Thursday challenge. The theme is

Winged Things

So here it is

Stamp: Lily of the Valley
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley
Papers: Docrafts
Medium: Copics

I'd also like to enter it for the Mojo Monday challenge blog too. The sketch was like this

I'd also like to enter it for the Whimsical Wednesday challenge as their theme is time flies, anything with wings or time on it.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Polkadoodles Candy Doodles Collector Edition

Here are 4 projects that I made for samples for the Polkadoodles show on Create and Craft today.Nikky is showing off the new Candy Doodles Collector Edition CD


The first is a nameplate with my daughter's name on

Then a stepper card to show off more of the new images

And then a couple of cards.

The CD has lots of new images on it and they've been updated. You can see it on the Polkadoodles webstore here.


Saturday 18 February 2012

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Back again with a card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

Here's my card

Stamp: Hot Diggitty Dog
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley
Card: Coredinations
Papers: Hot Diggitty Dog
Border: Martha Martha Stewart
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch



I'll be back tomorrow with 4 projects using the new Polkadoodle product showcasing on Create and Craft tomorrow.

Polkadoodles is on at 9am and 2pm. Don't miss it!!


Two more tags

Another two tags to show today. Think I'm ready to do a journal page now after practising with the tags.
These two are made using the gorgeous images from Octopode Factory. They are called Easter and Spring.


Thursday 16 February 2012

Polkadoodles on C&C and 2 tags

Not been much in the way of cards on my blog as I've been doing samples for the Polkadoodles show on C&C. It's on Sunday at 9am and 2pm so don't forget to watch!!

But I do have a couple of tags to show you. I've been practising techniques to put on my art journalling pages. Using tags is a great way to do this.

I love the texture of the tree, I used some TH crackle paint in clear.If you click on the tags you'll get a lovely close up.

They've both been made with a background of pastels, spray inks, distress stain, paint, gesso, ink pads and paper artsy stamps.I've also used stencils.


Tuesday 14 February 2012

Polkadoodles Pen and Paper Circle Club Magazine

The 2nd issue of the Polkadoodles Pen and Paper Circle Club magazine is now available on preorder today.

Gorgeous set of stamps and a fab CD with papers and a full alphabet.

You can preorder it here at the Polkadoodles store.


Monday 13 February 2012

Polkadoodles Magazine - The Creative Chronicle

Ooo some exciting news from me. The brand new Issue 1 The Pen and Paper stamp club magazine from Polkadoodles has been dispatched!! I've seen it and it's absolutely fantastic!!! Packed full of inspiration from the DT. You get

a full colour magazine
a CD full of papers and sentiments and.....
an A6 polymer stamp set.

You preorder your mag each month so you don't get anything you don't like the look of.
Here's the gen on issue 1, you won't be able to order this issue but keep watching out as the preview for issue 2 will go up real soon!

And here is my card that went into Issue 1. I've tried to do a different take on aperture cards.Everything on the card comes from the mag.

If you did buy the mag then the DT would really appreciate your feedback to let us know how we did!!

You can tell us on our Facebook page here.


Friday 10 February 2012

Journal page

These pages are made with gesso, adirondak sprays, TH distress stains, paints, copics, stamps. Anything I could get my hands on really!! When finished I lightly sprayed it all over with some glimmer mist.
The words are some I found on the net and the I printed them out using Word.


Polka Doodle News!

Two bits of news from Polkadoodles for you


So be quick and grab a bargain!!


Polkadoodles Challenge

Another Friday morning and of course it's time for the Polkadoodles challenge. The theme this week was set by Norine and she chose the theme of

Quick and Simple Valentine's Card

My card is very quick and simple. I used the Buster template from the Paper Boutique 3 CD and papers from the Sugar Birdies CD. I printed him out and added some glossy accents to his eyes and nose. Then I just added a ribbon, decorative border and sentiment to his coat.

Nikky has been very generous this week and offered up a free digi stamp which you MUST use for your challenge card. It's a beautiful stamp to inspire you to make your own Valentine's cards.

So I hope you will join us in our Valentine's challenge and I look forward to seeing your work with the digistamp.


Wednesday 8 February 2012

Cute Card Thursday

I have a few posts today to show you what I've been up to in the last couple of days. My first post for today is my DT card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge.

The theme this week is

Pink for Valentines

this almost ended up in the bin. I just don't like what I've done with it at all. But I suppose you have to show your mistakes as well as your favourites!

Stamp: Hot Diggity Dog - Docrafts
Sentiment: Hot Diggity Dog - Docrafts
Papers: DCWV - Whimsy
Border: Martha Stewart around the page punch
Butterfly: Martha Stewart punch

lol the other DT girls cards are a lot better so don't be put off by mine!! You can see them all here on the CCT blog.


Wednesday 1 February 2012

Cute Card Thursday

Blimey Thursday again??? Where do the days go?

Onto the challenge for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge and the theme is

Buttons and Bows

Here's my card using the new Hot Diggity Dog stamps.

Stamps: Docrafts - Hot Diggity Dog - Treats
Papers: Bo Bunny - Retro

All coloured with Copics

As always the other DT girls have made some fab cards using the button and bow theme. You can see them all here.