Sunday 29 July 2012

Studio 12 Monthly Giveaway

At Studio 12 we have a great monthly giveaway going on.......

At the end of each month, Nikky has kindly agreed that there will be a competition/giveaway for one lucky person and this month is no exception. So what do you have to do to win some gorgeous Polka Doodles/Studio 12 goodies .... not at all hard we promise ......

1] become a follower
2] put a note somewhere on your blog about the Studio 12 giveaway. Could be in your sidebar or in a post .... the choice is yours.
3] leave a comment on the end of this post.
4] if you are already a follower (mwaaahhhh to you), just do points 2 & 3

This giveaway will last until the end of the month, when a randomly chosen winner will be chosen. Good luck everyone and to get you in the mood, all the Studio 12 DT have been busy making so why not pop over to their blogs and say "hi".

I've made 3 ATCs for today's post. I've used up all the scraps that I had left over from my previous projects. I've used different stitching to edge them and also distress ink. All the papers , sentiments and some of the embellies are from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD.

Thursday 26 July 2012

Cute Card Thursday & Sketch Saturday

Two in one from me today. My Cute Card Thursday DT card and its also following the Sketch Saturday sketch.

the theme for Cute Card Thursday is

So Distressed

And the sketch from Sketch Saturday is this one.

We are sponsored on CCT this week by Bugaboo Digi Stamps so I've used one of their Girlz digis called Girlz - Barefoot. I've coloured her with Copics.

Papers: First Edition - Spring Fever
Sentiment - Dylusions - Quintessential Quotes

I've gone around the papers with my sewing machine in a random stitch in turquoise.

As ever the DT girls have made some gorgeous cards , we'd love to see you play along. You can find all the details here.

Willow Sketchie Challenge

This week on the Willow Sketchie Challenge the challenge is real easy

Anything Goes

We also have a sketch which you can follow if you choose to. So you can make a project using the theme, the sketch or both!

Here's the sketch

And here's my card using the sketch

I've used papers and a sentiment from Walter and Winnie do Christmas CD and the image is  one of the brand new clear stamps from the Christmas collection called  Dear Santa.

The other girls from the DT have made some great cards , we'd love to see you join in and you could win a voucher to spend at Willow Designs.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Digital Tuesday Challenge

A new challenge blog for me today. It's the Digital Tuesday Challenge and they asked you to use a picture for inspiration.

I've taken the colours of the photo for my inspiration.

Here's my card

Please click on image for a better view.

I have just discovered some great stamps from Bugaboo digital stamps. My favs are the Girlz ones, I've used Girlz-Shop for this one. I've coloured her with Copics. I've also rediscovered my sewing machine and went around the layers wiwth a zig zag stitch. The layers have been edged with distress ink.

Papers: Prima-Fairy Belle
Saying: Dylusions-Quintessential Quotes
Ribbon: Papermania Capsule collection

Sunday 22 July 2012

Rest of the samples.

Here are the rest of my samples for the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom by Polkadoodles.

Love the colours in this one. The reindeers are a ready made topper on the CD.

When the card was finished I sprayed it with glimmer mist. It gave it a lovely snowy look.

A little penguin easel card.

And last but not least my little gingerbread tag.

Everything has been made using the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom by Polkadoodles.

Saturday 21 July 2012

Sample 2

Got time to blog this card just before the next Polkadoodles show on C&C. This time my sample is a card.

This gorgeous image has been coloured with Copics. Papers and sentiment are all from the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom from Polkadoodles.

Here comes Christmas!!


Well I've just watched the new CD from Polkadoodles called Here Comes Christmas on it's first airing on Create and Craft. Gorgeous projects!! What a great DT we have.

I think it is one of the .... or maybe THE best Christmas CD I've ever seen. Gorgeous papers, sentiments and images.

I made a few samples for the show but wont show you them all today. I'd like to show you my little key box though as I had great fun making it.

Here's the front view

Here's the inside view. The little poem says:

This key is very special
It won't work for you or me
Hang it just outside your door
Go to bed and worry no more
Close your eyes and close them tight
Cause Santa Claus is coming tonight

And here's a side view

Everything has been made from the brand new Polkadoodles Here Comes Christmas CD Rom.

Don''t forget Nikky will be on Create and Craft again at 4pm showing off the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom.

I'll be showing more of my samples over the next few days so please come back and take a look.

Friday 20 July 2012

Polkadoodles Challenge

Another project, two in one day!!

This one is for the Polkadoodles challenge. The theme this week was....

Go Green and Recycle

Here's my card

I've used one of the lovely digistamps from Emma Canning called Millie Birthday. They are available from Polkadoodles. I've coloured her with my Copics.
I've used papers from the Pretty Sweet CD Rom, these go so well with Emma's images, very pretty! I've used a Martha Stewart punch for the decorated border and added some ribbon and gems. My recycled bit is the string which I've coloured with tattered rose distress ink.
There are lots of lovely projects from the DT on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog, all different but all equally lovely. Hope to see you join in as I'm sure like me you stash those "come in handy" bits away!!

Studio 12 shabby chic tag

Yay it's Friday and looking forward to the weekend as we are supposed to be getting some sun at last!!
Today it is my turn over on the Studio 12 blog to show a project and I'd like to show you a really easy but effective tag.

When I received my Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 from Nikky I print out lots of papers, sentiments, embellies etc and make my projects. When I've finished I end up with lots of left over bits and I'm definately NOT throwing them away. So I use them to make tags or ATCs. So for this tag I've used left over papers from the Welcome Home kit. I've covered the tag with one paper and then ripped some other contrasting paper into strips and layered it onto the tag. I edged it with walnut distress ink and also inked through some sequin waste to create the circles. I next added some of the tape embellie from the All Sewn Up kit and then machine sewed around the tag. With another scrap of paper which I tore and inked I added the Emily Bronte sentiment. Next I cut out 3 of the roses from the Heavenly Garden kit, inked them and adhered them to the tag using 3D pads. An easy but effective tag!!

Thursday 19 July 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge

For the Willow Sketchie Challenge this week it was Anne Marie's turn to make a sketch and pick a theme. The theme was

Christmas in July

and here is her sketch

And here is what I made following the sketch

I've used the brand new "Bit Chilly" clear stamp and coloured him with Copics and stickles. The papers and sentiment all come from the Walter & Winne does Christmas CD Rom.

To join in with the challenge you can use the sketch, the theme or both if you like!! The winner of the challenge will get a voucher to spend at Willow Designs.

Willow Designs have just released some brand new Christmas clear stamps.

You can see them all individually here.

Cute Card Thursday & Sketch Saturday

I've combined my Cute Card Thursday DT card with the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.
The theme for Cute Card Thursday is

Fairy Nice

And here is the sketch from Sketch Saturday

And here is my card

Stamp & Sentiment - Lilly of the Valley
Papers, Ribbon, flowers are all from Papermania Capsule collection.

I've used Copics to colour her and distress ink for around the edges.

The CCT DT girls have made some stunning fairy cards. Why not make a card for our challenge and you could win 5 digistamps from Whimsy Stamps.

Tuesday 17 July 2012


Sorry I've been so quiet and not posted anything lately but I've been busy making samples for a show on Create & Craft that is showcasing a new Polkadoodles product. You will love it!!

The launch show goes out on 21st July, this Saturday, not sure what time yet but I'll keep you updated.

I'll be showing you my Cute Card Thursday and Willow Sketchie challenge card on Thursday.


Wednesday 11 July 2012

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Today is my first card for the DT on Willow Sketchie Challenge. Claire has made a sketch and picked the theme, which is

Summer Holidays

Here's the sketch

And here is my card
(Please click on image for a better view)

I've used papers, a sentiment and image from the Polly Pickleberry CD Rom. The image has been coloured with Copics. I've punched the decorative borders with a Martha Stewart punch from some of the papers. The flowers and butterfly have also been punched with papers from the same CD.

You can use the sketch, theme or both for your challenge. It would be lovely if you could use something from Willow Designs but if you don't have any then feel free to use anything from your own crafty stash.

You can see the other DT's gorgeous work on the Willow Sketchie Challenge blog here. Hope to see you join in.

Friday 6 July 2012

Polkadoodles Challenge

Another Friday comes around and the first week of the kid's summer holiday has gone. Only 5 more to go groan!!

So the Polkadoodle Challenge theme for this week's challenge is

Make a Gift Card

I made a little credit card sized card.

Gift card front cover

The little pockets which the sentiment and gift card sit in

Inside the gift card where the pockets sit

I've used papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD and I've inked the edges with peeled paint distress ink. The image is one of the girls from the Pretty Sweet CD and I've coloured her with Copics. The sentiment is from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD. To finish it off I use ribbons, gem brads and punched flowers from my stash.

The other DT girls have made some great gift cards for you to look at and you can see them all here on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog.

We'd love you to join in and you could have a chance of winning a prize!

Thursday 5 July 2012

Cute Card Thursday

Almost the weekend :0)  This week the theme on Cute Card Thursday is

Gardener's World

And to celebrate getting on the Willow DT I have used a Willow Designs image called "A Spot of Gardening".

Papers - First Edition
Punches - Martha Stewart

The CCT DT have again made some gorgeous cards, lovely and summery (we wish it was like summer)!  Why not go and take a peek and hopefully we'll inspire you to join in with us.

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Willow Designs

I have news for you........... I have made it onto the Willow Sketchie DT!  Fab news for me as my fav thing is sketches, love 'em!

And it's just in time to show you some brand new stamps that Sharon has brought out for Christmas.

Walter & Winne Christmas Stamps

They are now available here on pre-order and will be shipped on the 16th July. Plenty of time to get those Xmas cards done then!
You can see some cards made by the DT on each individual stamp on the Willow Sketchie blog.

I hope you'll join me in some of the challenges soon.

Sunday 1 July 2012

Studio 12 We Love Candy

Today we are celebrating the launch of  Studio 12 on the Studio 12 at Polkadoodles blog. It's been an amazing success! Selling out several times on Create & Craft!

Here's what Nikky has to say:

So, to celebrate the launch and it's massive success so far, we've decided that we should have some candy up for grabs. So make sure you follow us, give us a little plug on your own blog and then leave us a comment with a link to your post beneath this one and we will select 3 lucky winners using a random number generator to receive one of the Studio 12 collections on download - woohooo!

In addition, as this is a brand new blog and we'd like to increase our follower numbers, when we get to 200 followers we'll add some additional candy and do another random draw too - so please get spreading the word about how fab the Studio 12 blog is! We really do hope you like what we're bringing you, we think it's a great mix of styles and diversity, the team are really helping us all see just how much we can actually do when it comes to hybrid crafting with Studio 12, we've gone far beyond the realms of just cardmaking I think and we're only just getting started!

The Design Team have all come up with a project to show you today for a little inspiration. Mine is an altered frame which I made out of a £1.50 wooden frame.

I modge podged the whole frame and then measured and cut out papers from the Welcome Home kit from the Studio 12 Picknix collection 1. I next printed and cut out the houses from the Heavenly Garden kit, edged them with walnut distress ink and used 3D pads to adhere them to the frame. The flowers were cut from the papers and inked around the edges and again adhered with modge podge. The little butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch. I also added a little lace stickle to the middles. the middle is a sentiment from the Welcome Home Kit and it has been cut out and inked and put into the recess in the middle of the frame. I then went over the whole thing with the distress ink.

If you'd like to win some candy and see the other DT girl's fab projects then you need to go here.