Friday, 21 July 2017

Surfing Guy by Lemon Shortbread

We are so pleased this week over at Colour Crazy Challenge to once again have 



sponsoring us. I chose to work with the gorgeous Surfing Guy which I made into a birthday card for a very special little boy.


He's coloured up with Prisma pencils (skin, 927, 939, 1033, blush, 928, 1018, shorts, 1040, 903, 902, hair, 914, 1034, 1032, board, 922, 923, 924, sea, 920, 992, 905, 938)

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Christmas in July

So over at Polkadoodles we have decided to get you thinking about Christmas. After all it does have a habit of kind of creeping up o you. So with that in mind the DT are here to give you some ideas.

I fancied giving a flip flop card a go. I found a simple to follow tutorial on You Tube made my base card and then used elements from Winnie Winterland & Ribbon/Gift Dies to decorate. I'm really happy with the result. What do you think?


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Friday, 30 June 2017

Red, White & Blue

I love a bit of red, white & blue together and that is what the DT at Polkadoodles have been asked to work with this fortnight. I remembered seeing this fab distressed 'driftwood' effect backing paper on the Winnie Starfish & Sandcastles collection so used that as my inspiration then used one of the sentiments which I cut out using an oval die and inked through. I created my own decoupage by printing off four of the floral elements and just cutting bits away. They were then layered up and added to my card, With a pretty bow and gemstone to finish.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Polkadots at Polkadoodles!

The brief for the DT this fortnight is 'Polkadots' I created this cute little 5x5 inch card using Horace & Boo Big Kahuna Collection. I used papers, one of the design sheets & one of the sentiments. Inking everything up to make it look aged. I shaped the flowers and built them up to give dimension, adding gemstones to the centres.



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Festive Hollybobs

Polkadoodles is the sponsor over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and I thought as it has been so warm outside recently that we could all do with a bit of a cool down so I opted to work with  the Festive Hollybobs collection. The digi used is available on it's own HERE but I used the paper's from the collection too.

I laid down an initial base colour of Graph'it marker (4125, 8240, 5210, 1210, 9100) then used my Prisma pencils to add the shading (1001, 939, 927, 928, 1018, 988, 911, 910, 923, 924, 1033, 1032, 914, 1022, 1025) I think it makes the image look less 'flat'.


Here is the finished article. I've currently left it without a sentiment as I've not yet decided who will be the recipient. I will personalise it nearer the time.


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Friday, 2 June 2017

Sunshine Yellows

Oh I adore Ula Inner Beauty. For my DT 8x8 card this week. I've printed her off big and made her the focal point. she's coloured up using my Lyra pencils. The backing papers are from the very pretty Daisydays CD Rom. Why not pop over to the blog and join in this week? HERE

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Using More Than Two Papers

Happy Friday everyone. Today I'm sharing some of the gorgeous content from Horace & Boo with you. The DT at Polkadoodles have been challenged to use 2 or more papers.


I've used three vertical strips of backing paper which I've inked and used as a background, Then within my graphics programme I added one of the sentiments to a topper and resized it to fit. Then added a few of the printed flowers & leaves for decoration.


To decorate the inside of my card I used another of the pretty backing papers and added a pre coloured digi of Horace.

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Top of the Cupcake World

This week over at Colour Crazy Challenge we are sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps oh my there are some gorgeous designs over there. I opted for this little fella....


He's called Top of the Cupcake World. I coloured him up using my Graph'it Markers.
(Mouse: 9500, 9501, 9502, 9503, 9504, 4105, 4145, 4135
Cupcake: 3105, 3110, 3120, 7101, 7105, 0000, 9500, 9501, 9502, 4105, 4145, 4135
Hat: 1150, 1180, 5210, 5220)

I added some sprinkles using Sakura Souffle pens and sparkle using a clear Spectrum Sparkle  pen.

The layering dies are from Tonic & the border & cupcake punches are from my crafty stash they must be as old as the hills as I can't find any links to them - sorry!

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Using a Die Cut

Time for a brand new challenge over at Polkadoodles. You can enter with any project but the DT were challenged to 'Use a Die Cut'. I created a 5x5 easel card from scratch, this week I used Winnie Starfish/Sandcastle Collection & printed complimentary backing papers on both sides of my card stock. I used the Bubbleicious Frame Die to cut out my digi and coloured it in with my Prisma pencils. I adhered it with foam tape & then printed the sentiment and used my inks to colour match. I used a row of shells for my stopper.
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Friday, 28 April 2017

Using A Design Sheet

This week I thought I'd use Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Design Sheet. I'm amazed at how much Nikky manages to cram onto one of these things. There's also plenty over for future projects. I've left the little banner plain at the moment, that way I can personalise it for my intended recipient when needed. I do hope you pop on over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and join in the fun. It's always 'Anything Goes' & you never know you may just win a prize!
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Weekend Walter

This week over at The Colour Crazy Challenge we are sponsored by the totally awesome, Dr Digi and I chose Weekend Walter to work with. He just makes me giggle so much so, I decided to turn my creation into a birthday card for my hubby lol!


He's coloured using my Lyra Rembrandt pencils.
Skin: 032, 031, 087, 085, 089
Hair: 095, 096. 097
Pants: 046, 047, 048
Gown: 033, 092, 093, 094
Slippers: 075, 076, 080
Mug: 024, 026, 087, 089, 095, 096, 097,
Newspaper: 095, 096, 097

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Friday, 21 April 2017

Horace & Boo

Here are a few samples I made recently using the fabulous new collection Horace & Boo by the uber talented Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles fame.

1. Friendly Cuddles  (Prisma Pencils)

2. Boo  (Copic Markers)

3, Horace (Prisma Pencils)

4. Sleepy Pots(Graph'it Markers & Acrylic Paint)

5. Party Friends (Pre coloured Image)




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Friday, 7 April 2017

Anything But Square

It's time for a brand new challenge over at Polkadoodles and the DT have been asked to create something that's not square. If you wish to participate however you don't have to stick with our theme as it's always 'Anything Goes' anyway.

I decided to construct a 3D project from Twiggy & Toots as my project. I printed the backing papers require out on 300gsm card stock then flipped it over and printed the templates onto the other side. then it was just a case of cutting them out and assembling my house.

As a little decorative extra I added some gemstones & cut out some Flowers and Leaves and made some pretty little roses for the roof. I filled it with little chocolate eggs for a little Easter gift.


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Friday, 31 March 2017

Odd ball Big Eye Boy

Thanks so much to Oddball for sponsoring this weeks challenge over at Crazy Colour Challenge, I chose Big Eye Boy and coloured him up with Graph'it Markers and used distress inks around the edge. I added this to a mixed media style background to create a 25th birthday card for my son.
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Flowers

It's time for some good old inspiration over at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Isn't it nice to be into spring? Now the days aren't so grey and there are splashes of colour around, everywhere you look? It makes you feel so much better! 

I've opted for a top folding A6 card and used Helga Hippo Flower Girl, I called her up in my graphics programme along with my chosen sentiment and resized them to fit my card front, I also called in some of the flower digi's to add to my finished card. The sentiment and flowers are part of the Helga Hippo Big Kahuna Bundle. I matted my image onto some matching card stock and added a couple of decorative corners using Ribbon/Gift Frame/Corners, layered up the flowers & added them along with a few sequins.
All of the colouring is done using Prisma Pencils.

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