Thursday, 31 May 2012

Cute Card Thursday

Another Thursday already and it's time once again for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. So this week the challenge is

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Lol so I've done a hot air balloon??!!

I've taken cream coordination cardstock and distressed and inked it and stamped onto it. The images have been embossed with white embossing powder and then I've rubbed over distress ink and buffed it up. Some acrylic paint brushed randomly an dsome twine to finish off.

Card: Co ordinations
Stamps: Indigo Blu - Journey

We'd love to see your projects for the theme and if you look on the CCT blog you'll find some great inspiration.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Cute Card Thursday meets Mojo Monday

Today I'm showing you the promised card featuring Sam Poole's Creative Studio stamps. It's for both my DT card for Cute Card Thursday and I've also followed the sketch on Mojo Monday Challenge blog.

So the theme on Cute Card Thursday is

Pink and Green

Mojo Monday sketch looks like this

And my card looks like this......

Papers: First Edition - Bird Song

I have stamped and then embossed the flowers and swirls with white embossing powder. Love the effect on these. I've paper pieced the girl and added gems and a Stardust gel pen.

As always the CCT DT have made some gorgeous projects and you can see them here.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

An ATC and Creative Studio stamps

Over the last few days I've bought some stamp sheets from Creative Studios. I've shown you one card that I've made and I have one to show you this Thursday for my DT card on Cute Card Thursday. Well today I wanted to show you an ATC that I made.

I've used two sets Artful ladies and Art Sayings from Creative Studio. I am very impressed with the customer service that Sam supplies. Each time I've ordered the stamps have arrived the next day. And they are great to work with! Love to sit and cut out the images from a sheet, the rubber smells so good!! Weird I know!

So back to my ATC here are the supplies I've used

Stamps: Creative Studios - Artful Ladies & Art Sayings
Background: Dylusions spray inks
Embossing powder: WOW white
Colouring medium: Copics

Polkadoodles 3rd Birthday Celebrations

Today is a special day in the world of Polkadoodles. We are 3 today!!! Nikky has some fantastic prizes for you to win over on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog.

Here's what Nikky has to say

So to celebrate this fabulous occasion we're having a BIG celebration and you can win over £220 worth of blog candy - so make sure you enter today's EXTRA challenge to be in with a chance to get some wonderful candy! woooohoooo!! We want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who regularly enter our challenges from all across the globe for all your fabulous support over the past 3 years, here's raising a glass to another 3 and beyond!

So, of course, today's challenge is very simple - you need to make us a Special Birthday Card incorporating No. 3 to help us mark the occasion!
The 3 can be

3 ribbons,
 3 papers,
3 brads...
you get the idea!...

As this is a really special challenge you have until 31st May to enter this one and we will announce it the following Friday. Our very most favourite entry will win a massive prize of TEN, Yes, I did say TEN, Polkadoodles CD's with a value of over £160!! In addition, in appreciation of all our regular people who join us week in and week out around the world, We will also give a CD prize worth over £15 to one entry from the USA and Canada, to someone in Europe (non UK), someone in the UK and also someone from the Rest of the World outside those areas - that's an extra 4 chances to win too!...
**important** when you add your challenge entry, please include your name and your Country so we can see it in the thumbnails, ie Nikky, UK - this will make it a whole lot easier for us to see where you guys are coming from, thanks!
...And did you know we are also on Facebook and Twitter? Why not join up with our Facebook group, the Polka Doodle Dandies or tweet us at @polka_doodles - we love to hear from you all, talk craft and see all your amazing creations!

Here's my card to celebrate and what better way than with a yummy cupcake.

I've used a template from the  Candy Doodles CD  and printed out lots of layers to make it 3D. I added some diamond stickles to the spots on the bows for a bit of blling and also glossy accents to the choc chips. I then printed out the "3" from the Candy Doodles  CD and went around the edges with a gold pen. Finally I printed out the ticket from the  CD and added a little bow and some gems.

It's well worth going over to the Polkadoodles challenge blog to see all the lovely birthday projects and of course to be in with a chance of winning some of the fantastic prizes on offer.

Hope to see your cards soon.

Monday, 21 May 2012

A quick tag

Just wanted to show you a quick tag I made this afternoon.

Paper: Tim Holtz Kraft resist pad
Inks: Dylusions spray inks
Stamps: Sam Poole creative studio
Paint: Do Craft acrylic paint

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Sam Poole stamps and Sketch Saturday

Just this minute finished this card. I took the Sketch Saturday sketch

and the Sam Poole Creative Studio stamp plate Butterfly Girl and made this card

Stamps: Creative Studios - Butterfly Girl
Papers: Basic Grey Out of Print
Acrylic paints - Docraft Inks - Memento, Stazon, Distress Ink
Pens - Stardust clear and white

So I've paper pieced the girl with the Basic Grey papers and just brushed a little paint over her. Her wings are acetate and I've used a clear stardust pen on them. You can't see very well on the pic but I've also used paint on one of the stamps to stamp onto the papers, it's a dotty one in the set. I've also paper pieced some more of the stamps and used them as embellies, inked the edges and added a little paint.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Polkadoodles Challenge

Another Friday comes round and another Polkadoodles challenge. This week we would like you to make a

Wedding Card with a Difference!

The difference being is that we'd like you to incorporate the saying "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue"

So here is mine

I have used papers from the Sugar Birdies CD which I've lightly inked the edges with a blue distress ink. The image is from the Candy Doodles CD and I've coloured it in with copics. The sentiment is also from Candy Doodles. I've added some punched borders using the same CD papers. To finish off I've added some white ribbon and little pearls.

So the something old is the ribbon and pearls  , something new is my punch , something borrowed is the time I took to do it as I was on borrowed time I was supposed to be doing the housework! and of course something blue is my backing paper. As always the DT have made lots of different and beautiful projects. Why not take a look and join in with us. I know me and the DT love looking at your projects.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Cute Card Thursday

The theme for this week on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog is

A Touch of Sparkle

You can't really see the sparkle on my card but it is there!! On her wings, boingy bits and skirt.

Stamp: Lilly of the Valley
Sentiment: Lilly of the Valley
Papers: Dovecraft Princess Fairytale
Sparkle: clear stardust pen and diamond stickles
Inks: Distress Inks
Colouring medium: Copics
Flowers: Embossing punch

You can see some gorgeous cards from the other CCT DT girls on the CCT challenge blog. Hope to see you join in!!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Spread your wings Journal page

Here is another art journal page I just finished. A generous lady called Lesley stamped some Dylusion images for me so I thought I'd better get to it and make something. So the background is lots of Dylusion inks, acrylic paints, stamps, rub ons, stencils, masks etc. The image is from Dylusions and she's called Curious Corrin she has been coloured with the Dylusions inks but the face is using Copics. I also put a little lace along the bottom of her dress for a bit of texture. The quote is also another set from Dylusions and if I remember rightly it's called Quintessentials. The butterfly at the top left is stamped onto acrylic and coloured with perfect pearls. Suitcase and wings are from Indigoblo. Oh and forgot that at the very beginning I adhered a napkin onto the blank page to add texture.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cute Card Thursday

This week's Cute Card Thursday challenge is

Food and Drink

And what better to show off the theme with a House Mouse stamp.

Stamp: House Mouse - Lip Smackin Relaxin
Papers: Wellington pad
Quote: Dylusions - Quintessential quotes

The other CCT DT members have made some great projects. Why not go take a peek on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog?

Hope to see you join in. And the great thing is we have decided to not limit it to just cute.

We started off on this venture mainly with 'Cute' images in mind but with the ever changing world of crafting we are opening up to any type of images. We welcome any type of crafting here, scrapbooking, mixed media, altering, we would like you to stick to the theme but otherwise anything goes! We want you to have fun crafting!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Until .... canvas on easel

Here's what I've been up to this morning. I made this canvas after seeing a beautiful one on display at Craftworld. Needless to say it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. Not too sure about the wings.

I've first covered the canvas with some Tim Holtz resist kraft paper and then gone round it with walnut distress ink. Next came some tape washi tape that I got free from a magazine. Oh I used a gel medium to adhere the paper and tape to the canvas. The film strip is from a Tim Holtz stamp. The butterfly I stamped on acetate and cut out. I coloured it lightly with a copic pen. The crown and wings were stamps from a Hunkydory set and I've also used the same TH kraft paper to stamp them on. I gave the crown, wings and acetate butterfly a light dusting of perfect pearls interference violet. On the crown I placed a little butterfly which I cut out of shrink plastic. Finally the quote is from a set from Dylusions. NB the wings may have to come off not sure about them!!

We went to Glasgow yesterday and popped into Craftworld. Fab shop!! Hubby bought me an early birthday pressie as I was oohing and ahhing so much!!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Bit late but here is my May journal page.

I've used Dylusions spray inks and randomly painted over some acrylic paints. Along the bottom of the page I've stamped a Michael Powell stamp. Lots of stamping ,doodling , rub oning inking etc later it's finnished. Oh and also added the collage girl and saying.

Party Postcard

May's theme for the postcard swap on UKStampers is Party!
I've used a collage sheet by Lisa's Altered Art and then put gesso, inks, stamps over the top.


Friday, 4 May 2012

Forgot to show you this postcard. It was made for a swap on UKStampers

The theme was Feathered Friends. I used Dylusions inks for the background on top of Papermania Urban papers. I then cut out one of the images from the papers and adhered it to the postcard using gel medium. The three hearts are wooden and I covered them with more of the inks. The quote is computer


Polkadoodles Challenge

This week it was my turn to set the challenge on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog. I chose


How about some distressing on your card?

For my background I've used the Polkadoodles CD, Not for girls. Even this CD can be used for a feminine card it's very versatile. I've sanded them and inked them. The gorgeous image is from Marianne Designs and I've also sanded and inked that. I also added some twine and a little heart. The lovely rose ribbon is also from Marianne Designs. The dream ticket is from the Polkadoodles CD Candy Doodles and I've also inked it. I also added some of the netting from the rose ribbon. I cut one of the roses off the ribbon and added it to the image.
The DT girls have made some gorgeous "De-Stress" projects, lots of inspiration for you. Why not go over to the Challenge blog and take a look. I'd love you to join in with the challenge and I look forward to seeing your projects.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Black & White ATCs

I've started to make ATCs again. These ones are for a black and white swap on UKStampers.
The 1st and 2nd have collage images and the 3rd is stamps stamped onto tissue and then I used gel medium to attach them to the ATC. The background papers are Papermania Urban. Photobucket