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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ula ~ Polkadoodle Crafting

Well yesterday was the magical day My Granddaughter has broken up from school for summer
which means we get a little visitor to stay
As soon as Felicity was through the door she was straight to her craft desk
Which also means crafting time for Grandma
I am so into making tags at the moment 
So that was our play for the day
Felicity made a tag for her Mum with stamped cats on
and here is mine another Ula make
I just love her attitude
This image is called Ula create and you can find her in the Polkadoodles store right here
The sentiment is from Ula's Life collection

For the background I used Distress Oxide's ~ I'm loving these
I used the leafy stamp from Belle Papillon Collection
and painted it orange
I used Polychromos and Graph'It markers to colour Ula and with some tiny alphabet stamps popped her name on her book.

With the sentiment  printed I dusted round with distress ink and then used a white marker to highlight.
I then doodled round with a micro pen.
Thank you for looking
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Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Mixed Media
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything  Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Friday, 21 July 2017

Ula ~ Polkadoodles Crafting

What a fab afternoon I had yesterday
I have always wanted to try a bit of mixed media and yesterday I think I managed it
I love the new Ula character from Polkadoodles
I have not managed to play with them all yet so my project was set around 

I started out cutting a tag from water colour paper
and then used Distress Oxides broken china and faded jeans spritzed with water and dabbed my tag in
whoooooooo I love this stuff it was just so pretty
Now I felt it needed another dab of something striking
I had vintage photo Distress Oxide in my hand, dare I? dare I? dare I? eeekkkk I did it just a smidge Oh My Days it worked , it actually worked
There was actually no stopping me now
I stamped some seaweed on the background and painted it up 
I stamped some tiny bubbles using faded jeans normal distress ink

Printed the sentiment and dabbed the edge again using faded jeans, I also used a white pen to highlight the letters.
I squiggled round the edge of the tag with a micro black pen and also around the little bubbles 
The mermaid was coloured using a mixture of Graph'It Markers, Polychromo Pencils and Gelly roll pens

 and finally Ula was finished of with some sparkle on her wings and for the shell. Popped her on with foam for some depth.
Thank you for looking
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TTCRD ~Anything Goes
A Inky Mess ~ Mixed Media
Mix It Up Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards ~ Anything Goes
We Love to Create ~ Mixed Media
Southern Girls Challenge ~ Tic Tac Toe - Doodling/Image/Sentiment

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Anything Goes*

 For my card this week I have used the wonderful clear stamp set
 Christmas Poinsettia/Holly


I stamped the poinsettia twice onto fine grain cartridge paper, I also used the sentiment stamp
I used paints to colour and added extra petals from my second stamp.

I have watched Nikky Hall many times on Create & Craft and when she has almost finished her projects she simply flicks paint over it all to finish always with amazing results.  I have tried but am still ultra nervous at doing so!

Thank you for looking
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Polkadoodles Crafting - Little Robin Stamp

Awwww what a little cute stamp I have used on my shaker tag
He can be found in the Polkadoodles store
as part of the Stamp of the month along with Winnie Christmas Wreath
(Check out my earlier card this week Here)
Be sure to check it out as it's at a very special price just now
check out the stamps

I coloured the robin using polychromo pencils

The paper, sentiment, holly are from 
just adore that sentiment

and the flowers from
I used Distress Ink ~ barn door to ink round
Some wonderful Christmassy acetate for the window
some lovely little green sequins
and a legnth of ribbon to finish
Thank you for looking
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My Time To Craft - In the garden
Sweet Stampin' -Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July + Sentiment
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas in July
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
The Crafty Addicts - Something Humorous




Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Polkadoodles Crafting ~ Ula gets ready for Christmas

On Monday our Nikky was on Create & Craft
this was one of my samples
she is called Ula
Is she not just so lovable
I printed her out and the used the lovely die set
she perches on there perfectly
Using Graph'It markers to colour and a white gel pen for detail
a little glitter on her wings

I used a Christmas Sizzix die for the hat and  Ho, Ho, Ho
The papers used on the backing and flowers also from the Ula collection ~ I added a little distress ink with a stencil

 I used the following Dies
the leaf stem from
I added some tiny beads to the centers


finished of my card with a few sequins
Although I used the Ula collection for my card she is also available as a single digi that you can find instore here
Thank you for looking
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Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Awesomeness - Anything Goes with coloured image
Die Cut Divas - Christmas  in July
Sheepski Designs - Square Cards
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in July
Unicorn ChallengeChristmas in July

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Tuesday to you all
Hope you all watched our Nikky Hall on Create & Craft yesterday
Two amazing shows with fabby dabby doo demo's
Here to show you today another sample that I made using a mix up of products featured on the show.

This time I coloured Ula and Christmassed (is that a word?) her up , colouring her in festive reds and greens, I used Graph'It markers to colour

Her headband is a stamp from the
Just masked of a little, The sentiment also from the same set.
The paper and bow are from Winnie Winterland Collection
With white sparkly paper I used the following Dies
the leaf stem from
 I just added a little glitter to the flower centers and her wings
Thank you for looking
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Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Christmas in July
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 17 July 2017

Create and Craft TV with Nikky

Hands up if you saw our wonderful Nikky on Create & Craft earlier at 2.00
If you missed the show you can catch up here
AND
Nikky is back on our screens at 7.00 this evening

For my first card that I am showing, I used so many bits and pieces so I hope I don't miss any out

I started off with a brick mask and used modelling paste to create a wall
(first time I have ever used it!)
I used the door die to create the window adding the fence and for the bottom part of the bird house I used the lampost die , this amazing set can be found
For my window
I used the door die
and for the inside a scene image from
and then topped with acetate
I used the lush, lush, lush Birdhouse die, and the leaf stem amazing!!
find those here
I finished off die cutting using one of the pretty flowers
I dabbed about using pearl effects Red, these are a must have for Christmas Crafting.

Then on to my finishing piece awwwww the wee little robin, actually he is not that small in real life , big knickers on I used my shrinkles again I love this stuff!!
The biggest tip I was told when using is....If you use your heat gun to shrink rather than the oven make sure its sitting on a big pile of paper to stop it flying of in different directions!
Now the Robin was'nt on todays show , but he so fitted, so much so I made him twice . He can be found in the Polkadoodles store along with a wonderful  cage and lots more goodies, check them out here. I coloured  using pencils

Thank you for looking
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Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Lots of layers
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas with die cuts
Di's Digis - Christmas in July

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Polkadoodles ~ Stamp of The Month

I am very excited to show you the brand new stamp from Polkadoodles
Is she not uber cute?
If you love Winnie she is an absolute must.
 I am sure she will be much loved and most used for Christmas Crafting and hey there is a bonus order now and you save £2 !!
Extra Bonus ~ You get a little Robin stamp too!!


I stamped up using memento black ink
and coloured up using Graph'It Markers and Polychromo Pencils

I used Crystal glitter on the wreath bow (love the sparkle)
White flower soft was used on the steps.
The paper, sentiment and bow are from the 

and the flower was cut using the Polkadoodles Die
finished off with some Liquid Pearls.


Thank you for looking


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ABC Christmas Challenge - New Winnie Stamp/ Old Frosted Winter collection
Creative Moments -Anything Goes twist Christmas
A Snowflake Promise - Christmas/Winter
Inky Chicks - Christmas
My Time To Craft - Christmas in July
Stempelgarten Challenge - Things that fly
Sweet Stampers - Favourite Colours

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Little Bird ~ Tag and Card

Ohhhhh squeal what an exciting week, after a few months break  due to moving I re~newed my subscription to my favourite magazine Simply Cards & Papercraft
(I had to cancel so I was not led into temptation to craft lol)
I am now fully crafting again and have so many ideas and new things I want to try.
Now one thing I do love is using shrinkles
 ( I am very new to this but can see it becoming addictive)
When I saw the freebie's on the mag I immediately grabbed the shrinkles pack!
Talking of freebies........where to start?? Two Die's (bird and wing) ~24 stamps (I counted them twice so I hope I got it right) and then  prima exclusive paper collections , beautiful papers and stunning toppers, I could not wait to start crafting.

I started making the tag first ~ layering up the different papers ,so lush I really did not want to cut them up ! I inked around using distress ink shaded lilac

I used one of the toppers in the center, now here is the fun part
I stamped and die cut the bird onto shrinkles and coloured him in using Polychromo Pencils and then set to work with my heat dryer , I then had the most cutest tiny bird in the world, I stamped the branch , flowers, Love sentiment and his feet using Memento dew drop ink
Die Cut a couple of flowers using another of the papers 
 and finished of with a few Nuvo jewel drops and a slice of ribbon.

I then set about my card , starting with a 6x6 card blank 
I layered up the same papers as the tag
Changing a few ink colours this time I added more stamped detail to the bird and decided to keep him at his original size
Flowers were made the same as before and using two of the stamps * happy bird-day*
Thank you for looking
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Crafting by Designs - Summertime
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - All creatures great and small
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything goes with Ribbon