Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year - Digi Choosday Challenge

Happy New Year Everyone.  I hope you had a lovely Christmas. I had a wonderful time spending time with all my children in the UK.  There was lots of fun and laughter throughout the week.
Drove back from the UK yesterday to Germany experiencing awful weather on the way, but made it safe and sound.  Today, I'm chilling and catching up on my Design Team Challenges I have this week.  So this is my Digi Choosday - Happy New Year challenge.  This is one of Emma Canning's December digi images available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk.  I printed her out and coloured her with my NEW Graph'it marker pens I received from my daughter Katie for Christmas! They are lush!
I then cut her out added a little glitter and matted her on to some backing papers I had in my crafty stash and added a sentiment using my ticket punch from Stampin Up. There is my card. Voila!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Birthday Wishes - Polkadoodle Challenge.

Hello Again,
It is Polkadoodles Challenge - Christmas Birthday Wishes - I chose this lovely and my favourite image from the Home for Christmas CD Rom available from www.polkadoodle.co.uk . I printed her out and then coloured her with my Graph'it markers. Adhered here to some lovely papers I had left over from other projects in my crafty stash and then coloured a sentiment "Warm Wishes" to match the colour scheme and there you have another cute card. 

This will be my last post now until after Christmas as I am going back to the UK to see my family over Christmas.  Have a lovely Christmas everyone and see you soon xxxx

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ho Ho Ho - Digi Choosday Challenge

Good morning from Sunny Cold Germany!
So once again it is Digi Chooseday!! Time flies in this neck of the woods!  Today, for my card, I chose an image from one of the digi bundles from www.polkadoodle.co.uk called Christmas Joy.
I printed her out and cut a scalloped circle to matt her on and then adhered her to the backing paper from that bundle also. Matted that onto red cardstock. Added a sentiment from the Home for Christmas CD Rom and then die cut a bow! That is it folks! Love digi images for quick and easy cards.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Santa Baby

It's nearly Christmas!  So excited.  Leaving for the UK next Friday to stay with my daughters. Go shopping in Craft stores! Yay!  Anyway, still loads to do before I go.  Today, it's Creative Moments Challenge using Sassy Studio digis.  I love this image.  I coloured her with my Graph'it  and Promarkers added a little glitter and fur and lip gloss to this sassy lady.  I then cut her out and mounted her on to some red cardstock, added a ribbon, then onto some holly backing paper. I cut out a tag with "from Santa" on it. There she is!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Food Glorious Food - Digi Choosday Challenge

 Doesn't time fly! Its Digi Choosday again!  Today our challenge is Food Glorious Food. So I picked this lovely digi sentiment and Gingerbread Man from Christmas Joy. Printed him out added some fur to his hat and icing to his feet. Matted and layered the sentiment, inked the edges and adhered it to Mr. Gingerbread Man and then onto a Scalloped circle.  I had some backing paper left in my crafty stash from the Home for Christmas CD Rom and matted that onto some red cardstock. That is it folks!

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Gift for You - Polkadoodles Challenge

Our challenge this week is to make a gift.  So I thought it would be nice to make a box with Thank you cards in it.  I already had a template for this card box, I used two pieces of A4 cardstock for the box, drew around the template and cut it out and put the box together.  I then chose some backing papers and an image from The Angelberry CD Rom.  I matted and layered the Rudolf paper on red cardstock and covered the front, back and sides.  I then made 6 cards, same design but with different backing papers. I then used my peel off "thank you's" and matted and layered the Rudolf image.  There it is! What a nice gift to give someone!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Cheer - Digi Choosday Challenge

So it's December! How this year has flown by.  It's Digi Choosday again and this week we had to make a card with a little Christmas Cheer.  I first chose this sentiment as I love it, it is from the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom, printed it out and framed it with a Spellbinder die. I then had this image from Emma Canning - Time for tea, I cut away the cup and placed him peeking over the sentiment. I then matted and layered it with backing paper from the Home for Christmas CD Rom on some red cardstock.  There it is, hope you like it. All the CD Roms are available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Flatfriends Colour Challenge

Hi there, it's Flatfriends Challenge time! This month it is using the above colour combination.  At first I wasn't too sure, but I went through my crafty stash of cardstock and papers and found some that look quite good together.  The image I chose is one of Emma's first digi images and it is the first time I have used it.  I coloured here with my Graph'it marker pens and cut her out.  I then made a Union Jack background out of my bits and bobs scraps.  I added a sentiment and here she is. Cute eh?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving - Digi Choosday

It's Digi Choosday!  hi there, well it is Thanksgiving this week and I will be celebrating it with my husband who is American.  So bring it on!  The full works, roast turkey and all its trimming.
Any way, back to my challenge this week.  I chose one of Emma's digi images available at www.polkadoodles.co.uk. coloured her with my Graph'it markers added some glitter to her hair and boots, I also added some liquid accents to the turkey to give it a lovely glaze and then matted and layer her on to some backing papers from the Home for Christmas CD Rom and then added a sentiment.  That is it for today x

Friday, November 22, 2013

My first piece of Artwork.


Well, this is my first piece of Artwork! I saw this being demonstrated at a Craft Extravaganza in Wiesbaden, Germany a couple of weeks ago, and I was enthralled! I thought I could do that and I have got all the stuff she is using! So I went home and found a mount out of a picture frame and decided to embellish that! First of all, I got some corrigated card and ripped it into pieces, got my husbands gauze bandage and stuck that on, then I went into my crafty stash drawers, which I have many, and out came the flowers, leaves, heart, wooden butterfly from an old magazine and set to work. I stuck it all on randomly, (which I found quite difficult), washed it over with Gezzo and let dry overnight. Then I got out my cosmic shimmer sprays and blasted it all over, let it dry, blasted it again! Then I got out my pan pastels which just finished it off for me. Printed out a photo of me and my hubby at our Summer Ball and stuck it in the middle. Voila!! So pleased with the finish. What do you think?

Noel, Noel - Polkadoodles Challenge

Hi there once again.  It is Polkadoodle's Challenge time.  This week it is a card to be inspired by a Christmas Carol.  I chose this lovely image from the Here Comes Christmas CD Rom available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk  of carol singers. I chose two papers from the CD Rom also and cut out a scalloped circle using my Spellbinders die. I matted it onto the other typography paper and then onto burnished silver card stock. I cut out a some music notes and added the first line of the carol at the bottom as a sentiment.  That is it! I love how this has turned out, don't you?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Miss you Sew Much! - Digi Choosday Challenge

Hi there folks.  What a weekend! I had a very successful Craft Fair this weekend on the Airbase I work on.  All my boxes sold out on the first day so I had to make some for the next!  I was certainly crafted out by Sunday evening. Anyway I made a little bit of cash so I can buy more bits for my every growing Craft Room!  Anyway, enough of that, it is Digi Choosday again, so here is my Design Team entry.  I chose one of Emma Canning's digi images and coloured her in with my Graph'it and Promarkers, then mounted her onto a Spellbinder die cut and then onto a easel card.  I used dotty papers from my crafty stash for the background and then cut out some hexagons to make a patchwork quilt, then I faux stitched around the edges.  Voila!  Here is my Miss you Sew Much card.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Scarves & Gift Boxes

Oh what a busy day I have had making all these boxes!!  Over the last couple of weeks I have been knitting these lovely bobbly scarves in different colours for the Craft Fair I have attending this weekend.  It takes me a couple of hours to make each one.  Then I decided to make a co-ordinating gift boxes for a few of the scarves and see if I get some orders!  Well I took one into work this week and got three orders!  They are made with 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock and papers and other embellishments as well.  They take an hour to make! Phew!  I think I need a cuppa now! x

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Owl Always Love You - Digi Chooseday Challenge

This week's challenge for Digi Chooseday is "Celebrations"  So I decided to use the digi kit called "Owl Always Love You" from www.polkadoodle.co.uk I printed off the papers and decided to do a gatefold card. I adhered the papers to the card, then cut out a spellbinder circle and scalloped circle and some twigs and arranged one of the owls on the front.  So quick and easy to make! I love digi kits!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mum to Be

Hello from rainy Germany!! Yet another day wet and windy!! So it is a good day to craft me thinks! I had a request from a colleague at work to make a card for a Mum to Be.  So I chose this image from Redonkulous and coloured her with my Graph'it markers and mounted the image onto some Spellbinder dies in various papers and cardstock.  Cut out flowers and a butterfly added a little bling and sentiment. I think this card is so pretty, what do you think? 

I am entering this card to : Creative Craft Cottage Blog - Anything goes.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Polkadoodles Challenge - Christmas Tag

Oh I loved this challenge - A Christmas Tag! Well mine isn't a small tag by any means!  It is 5x7" size!  I took some papers and embellishments from Home for Christmas CD Rom available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk  in to my Craft Artist 2 programme and made the background to the tag. Then printed out another Santa and embellishments and decoupaged them. I found a couple of wooden keys in a Home D├ęcor store here in Germany in the bargain bin, so I took one and covered it with flitter flakes and added Santa's Magic Key.  I attached it to the tag with ribbon. I also took a sentiment from the CD rom and cut it out using a Spellbinders die, distressed the edges using pan pastels. Cute eh?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Flatfriends Challenge - Christmas

Oops! This should have been posted on the 1st November but my schedule post didn't work! I know why now as I wasn't doing it properly! Lol!  So now I know for next time. 
Anyway, this is my Flatfriends DT Challenge card.  My Angel of Hope!  We all need an angel to watch over us, so I chose her for my design.  I coloured her with Promakers added a little glitter and gave her a dotty background using the promarkers also.  Cut her out on a Spellbinders die and matted that on another Spellbinders frame die. Added a sentiment on another Spellbinder die.  I love Spellbinders, can't you tell xx

The New Arrivals

These little keepsake boxes and card were made by using Mo Manning digi stamps. I printed them out and coloured them with my Promarkers and Graph'its.  I had the two boxes in my crafty stash and covered them with some papers from a Do Crafts paper pack.  I added bows and embellishment to finish the card and the boxes. These are made for my friend's grand babies. I hope she likes them.

Sassy Ladies

This is a card I made using a Sassy Design image for a colleague at work. The image is coloured with Promarkers and Graph'its, cut out and mounted on a Spellbinder's die cut frame added a couple of feathers and button. Voila! C'est Chic!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Autumn Colours - Digi Chooseday Challnge

This week's Chooseday Challenge is : Autumn colour.  I chose this image from Featherbird Digi Bundle available from  www.polkadoodles.co.uk and printed it out on cream cardstock.  I then used pan pastels to soften the edges, matted it on to a Spellbinders frame and then used pan pastel around the edges too. I matted and layered it onto brown, rust and cream cardstock and then onto a brown card. I added two die cut feathers from Tattered lace and a sentiment. That is it folks! Hope you like it x

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Digi Chooseday - Fashion Divas

For this week's challenge it is Fashion Divas.  So I thought Fashion Divas love shopping! So I decided to make a gift bag using a plain white paper bag. I chose on of Emma Canning's digi images called Christmas Shopping  which I coloured with Promarkers and Graph'it markers and used a backing paper from Owl always love you digi bundle and a heart from Lulu Ladybug digi bundle (available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk) I matted the backing paper on red and black cardstock, tied a ribbon around it, and printed out the word Shopping and coloured that in too.  So here is my "Love Shopping" gift bag.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Polkadoodles Challenge - Anything but a card

This weeks challenge - has been great fun as I have been making all kinds of gifts for a Craft Fair that we are having on base.  I was fortunate to find some wooden trays in a cheap store which I thought I could alter.  So, I painted the tray white then used papers, embellishments and digi images from the Home for Christmas CD Rom  to decorate the tray.  It is an ideal size for a Cookie Tray to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve....

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Digi Chooseday - Anything goes

Well, I am excited to announce that I have been chosen to be on another Design Team, called Digi Chooseday for Polkadoodles to post and promote the lovely digi bundles on the www.polkadoodles.co.uk website.  To I am using one of Emma Canning's images called "All Lit Up" which I coloured with Graph'it markers and cut the image out.  I then chose a backing paper and embellishment trees and sentiment from the Christmas Joy digi bundle. Matted onto brown cardstock and card base.  There she is.  I think this sassy card will be going to one of my lovely Step Granddaughters this Christmas.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Creative Moments Challenge - Rainbow Bright

Hi once again,  when I was choosing my October images for Creative Moments, I was excited when I saw this image from Sassy Studio.  I just had to have this one as my daughter Amy (who is nearly 30) loved Rainbow Bright when she was little and had a Rainbow Bright Themed Bedroom! and I knitted her a jumper with her on it and when she had grown out of it, she was crushed when she saw I was trying to sell it at a Car Boot!  So this is for you Amy, I made this for you!  I coloured her with my Promarkers, cut her out and then thought it would be nice to make a rainbow out of all my rainbow coloured cardstock.  So here she is!

Creative Moments Challenge - Mr. Barn Owl

Hello there, sorry I haven't been around for a couple of weeks, been very busy with work and crafting, making items for a local Craft Fair.  So I should have posted this last week on here as it was our Creative Moment's challenge.  This is a wonderful image from Delicious Doodles which I have coloured with Graph'it markers and then used pan pastels around the edge. Mounted him on a Spellbinder's die, added authentic leaves and then matted him onto an embossed bark effect cardstock and then used a darker pan pastel to bring out the grain of the wood. Matted that onto dark brown cardstock and then onto a Kraft card. I didn't add a sentiment as I didn't think it needed it.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

More Crafty Makes

Here is two altered trays I picked up at a local store for a couple of euros. I used papers and embellishments and digi images from the Home for Christmas CD Rom. Love how they have turned out.

Crafty Makes

I am getting ready to do a Craft Fair in a couple of weeks and decided to decorate some plain white paper bags into some lovely Gift Bags.  I used a lot of my crafty stash that had been sitting around for a long time, so I put it to good use.  Hope you like them.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween Bag

Hello folks from wet and windy Germany - Today I have made a Halloween Trick or Treat Goodie Bag with two digi images that I have had for a couple of years now. I coloured them both with Graph'it makers and Promarkers. Sat him on a fence from the Pretty Tuff CD Rom (Polkadoodles)
die cut a moon and some grass. Mounted it on a backing paper from one of the Halloween Collections from (Polkadoodles) matted it on black cardstock and then added a spiders web border around the image. Made a tag and added Halloween on the Moon. That is it. I will submit this into Graph'it markers challenge this week.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Flatfriends Challenge - Photo Inspiration

This month's challenge for Flatfriends is from a photo inspiration - colours Red and black stripes.
I chose one of Emma Canning's lovely images, I called her Santa Baby and coloured her with promarkers and Graph'it markers. Picked a black and white stripey paper matted it onto black, cut a red piece of cardstock and added a decorative edge. With the leftover stripey paper made a ribbon, added a bow and sentiment.  A really cool card I think.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

More than One Fold Card - Polkdoodles Challenge

So this week Polkadoodles Design Team Challenge is : More than one fold card.  Ummm..... so I decided to do a gate fold card. I used backing papers, embellishments and digi images from the Home for Christmas CD Rom.  I coloured the little eskimo with Graph'it & Promarkers. I die cut an aperture in the middle of the card with a Spellbinder's Scalloped die and suspended her on a piece of red ribbon and adhered it to the back of the card. I added two of the little houses to the front along with a lovely dotty heart.  The Home for Christmas CD Rom is available from www.polkadoodles.co.uk
it is a must buy! I think it is my favourite out of the Polkadoodles Collection.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pan Pastels Backgrounds

I am putting this Card up again on my blog as I am entering it into the Premium Craft Brand, Pan Pastel Uk Challenge. I used three colours for my background and made two 4 x 6" backgrounds.
One I matted on black cardstock and the other I stamped an image from Stampin Up cut it out using a die matted it on another die cut in black. Added a sentiment and butterfly. I really like this card, it is so soft and beautiful.