22 May 2020

'Heroes'

Good morning lovely people on this not so nice Friday morning.  Where has the sun gone? I certainly won't be hanging any washing out today and it actually feels a tad thundery so I shall be hiding later too lol!!


Well I hope you are all doing okay in these strange times.  I say strange don't you find that sadly it now feels like the norm to actually keep your distance from everyone I don't really think about it now I just automatically move.  One thing I do know for sure though is I'm certainly missing my 'Costa'.  First on my agenda when they figure out safe opening is a Chai latte or three lol.  I'll be beating down that door with my inky glittery fingers to get me some spicy goodness!!!


Anyway for now I shall have to make do with my home made out of a sachet Kenco latte to keep me sane whilst I craft away on my day off.  Yes this is my shorter week this week so I've been up with the lark and just enjoying the peace whilst the kiddies are still in bed.  So as it's Friday it's new challenge time over at Polkadoodles and I'm sharing with you my DT make.  The DT this week are showing their appreciation for all our heroes as they fight against this dreadful virus and making 'thank you' cards.  However, for all you crafty peeps the theme is, as always, 'anything goes' so nice and easy.  We were also challenged to incorporate more than one image in our make so this is how mine turned out.

Images and sentiment:  Polkadoodles 'Heroes' bundle
printed on to Ultimate Graphic Paper
Ribbon, twine and buttons from stash

This little 'Heroes' bundle is just awesome and is still FREE over in the store.  You have your black and white images to colour but there are also a few pre-coloured ones too.  This is what I used for my card for a change three of the pre-coloured images and I just merged them together.


Okay so that is all from me today.  Don't forget to hop across to the challenge blog here and have a little peek at my teamies makes.  I love how we all have the same theme but how different our makes turn out, so much inspiration to be had.  Whilst you're there why not enter your latest make into our challenge.  You could win a fab prize and you know you don't even have to use a Polkadoodles image to enter.

Take care folks, happy crafting and stay safe.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I would like to enter:-

The Creative Crafters  -  anything goes

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown  -  tic, tac, toe










10 May 2020

and what day of the week is it?!?!

Hello crafty friends how are you all doing.  I appear to have lost a few days this week.  I mean I have not been to work since Wednesday and it has completely thrown me I don't know whether I'm coming or going …. today is Sunday right?!

Well, on Friday I was meant to post my Polkadoodles Challenge dt make for the new challenge this week, but hey in my defence I spent all day Friday thinking it was Thursday so I'm just catching up now lol!! So as normal it is an 'anything goes' theme over on the challenge blog so real easy to enter and we don't have many rules you don't even have to use a Polkadoodles image.

So for my make I used one of the keyworker images from Nikky's 'heroes' set.  Have you seen this set yet?  There's a mix of images to colour up and some are even already coloured if you're short on time or maybe not confident with your colouring and the best bit … it's free … yep F R E E isn't that lovely of Nikky.  Here's what my card turned out like.

Image and sentiment:  Polkadoodles Winnie 'Heroes' bundle
Medium: copics


A little closer view of the image and sentiment.  I decided I would colour her top in to match the rainbow paper.  I didn't trust my judgement so lightly pencilled in some lines first to make sure they were sort of evenly spaced.


I used lots of little rainbow gems as well on the embossed panel under the image.  Took me ages to stick them all on lol.

Okay so that's all from me today.  Take care folks, stay safe and keeping crafting.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges I would like to enter:-

Classic Design Challenge  -  anything goes

Creatalicious challenge  -  anything goes (optional add sparkle)

Love to Craft  -  anything goes

Allsorts  -  anything goes

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes














27 April 2020

A little bit of Polkadoodles sunshine

Happy Monday folks.  Just a little pop in from me to spread a little Polkadoodles sunshine.

I have a card to share I've made using the image 'cutest' and some very pretty papers all from the new Polkadoodles Sunshine Delights collection.  Have you seen the collection yet?  Oh my it's adorable.  I love Winnie anyway but these are oh so cute.  Do I have a favourite?  Well I would have said 'happy days' until I coloured up 'shopping bliss' and well now I've just given up trying to choose lol!!  So let me introduce you to 'cutest' and what a very apt name.

Sentiment:  PD Sunshine Delights
Medium:  copics
Papers:  PD Sunshine Delights 'paper pack 2' 
printed on to Ultimate Graphic paper
Gems from stash


I love the little butterflies.  These are also in the kit I just resized them in Word and printed them onto some of the patterned paper and added a few sparklies.

Just want to show you a little bit of a closer view of the image.  She's so sweet isn't she.  I took my colour inspiration from the papers.  It's not one I would normally go with but actually I really like it.


Okay, so that's my little contribution to blogland for today.  I have a few more shares to post over the next few days I figured it was better than trying to cram them all into one post.

Well I'm off now to pick up some copics and have a little colouring session whilst my house is not chaotic!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Creative Fingers #184  -  anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and More  -  anything goes

Crafters Castle  -  anything goes

Crafty Calendar  -  add a butterfly




 



24 April 2020

Polkadoodles 'Ula be yourself'

Happy Friday lovely peeps.  I hope you are all doing okay.  I have been crafting away this week so I have a few things lined up to share with you.

Well with it being Friday my share today is my Polkadoodles challenge DT make for this weeks new challenge.  The DT were asked to create with 'clashing colours' so I chose colour opposites on the colour wheel and went with purple and green but the challenge for you guys is as always 'anything goes'.  I must say I'm rather happy with how my card turned out.  I chose to colour up 'Ula be Yourself' and she's got to be one of my favourites.

Sentiment:  also comes with the image
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Polkadoodles 'Winnie Celebrations 3' paper collection 


A little close up of Ula next.  I did a little hand doodling around the image and it doesn't have to be precise which is just as well as I can't draw a straight line for toffee lol!

Copics list

Skin:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
Clothes:  BV01, BV04, BV08/YG00, YG03, YG17, YG67

Okay, so that's my challenge contribution for this week.  Don't forget the challenge is 'anything goes' so whatever you're creating pop across and share with us here we'd love to see what you've made AND as always there are some fab prizes up for grabs .... you gotta be in it to win it folks!!  

Right I'm off now.  I do have some Polkadoodles new release cards to share too so I'll be back pretty soon.  In the meantime take care folks and stay safe.

Take care
Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Sweet Stampers  -  CAS


AAA Birthday Card Challenge  -  dots and/or stripes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  -  anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes














23 April 2020

Polkadoodles New Release

Happy Wednesday lovely crafty people.  It's new release day over at Polkadoodles and I've got a little share for you this evening from the fabulous new 'Winnie Sunshine Delights' and it's a beauty.

I've coloured up 'happy days' from the new collection and made a clean and simple card using some paper and a fab sentiment also from the collection.


Image:  Polkadoodles 'Happy Days' from the Sunshine Delights collection
Sentiment:  Sunshine Delights
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Sunshine Delights collection printed onto Ultimate Graphic paper
ribbon/pearl from stash

A closer look at the sweet image.  She's been coloured with copics.


Did I mention that I just love this new collection.  You can check it out over at the Polkadoodles store here and my teamies are also sharing some gorgeous inspiration over on our facebook page here so hop over and say hi we're a right friendly bunch and we'd love to have you join us.

Okay so that's all from me tonight.  I'll be back tomorrow as I have another little share for you so until then folks take care and stay safe.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xx

Challenges:-


Crafty Creations  -  anything goes

Through the craft room door  -  anything goes






12 April 2020

Skateboarding dude - Polkadoodles Challenge

Hello lovely crafty peeps, I hope you are all doing okay in these crazy times.  I'm struggling to keep track of the days with the kiddies being home from school, but on the upside there are no lunch boxes to make .. YAY! .. I do so hate making lunch boxes lol.


Anyway, I'm here to share with you my DT make for the new Polkadoodles Wk15 Challenge.  The DT were challenged to make a 'male' card and to include 3 of something, but for all you guys the theme is as always 'Anything Goes'.


So for my card I chose the fab Polkadoodles image 'Skateboard - Little Dudes' and he's a real cool little chap and I love the fab sentiment I teamed him up with.  In fact he comes with a choice of four sentiments and a few papers too so a little mini kit and a real bargain if you ask me.  It's quite a simple design so all the focus is on the image and sentiment.

Image:  Polkadoodles 'Skateboard - Little Dudes'
Medium:  copics
Sentiment:  Polkadoodles 'Skateboard - Little Dudes'


Copic/Spectrum Noir List

Skin:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E53, E55, E57, E59
Reds:  R20/R22/R27/R29
Blues:  B32/B34/B37/B39
Grey:  Spectrum Noirs BG1/BG3/BG4/BG5/BG6/BG7

Okay, so that's all from me.  I've been desperately trying to craft today but what with cooking our lamb roast for Easter lunch and my daughter deciding she wanted to bake I've been in and out of my craft room like a blinking yoyo and not getting much done at all.  So now everyone is winding down and thinking of heading to bed soon I'm going to make myself a much needed coffee and grab a little treat and settle down to some colouring hopefully in relative peace lol!!!

Take care of yourselves folks and stay safe.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

A bit more time to craft  -  anything goes

Love to craft  -  anything goes


Crafty Creations  -  anything goes














27 March 2020

Friday Polkadoodles goodness!

Hello lovelies, I hope you are managing to keep well.  We are all in good health and spirits here.  After a rather manic week it's nice to actually get to Friday and take a breath.  For the next week I have managed to arrange it so it is only necessary for me to leave the house twice which is a huge improvement on this week in these crazy times.


So on to happier things.  It's Friday so there is a new Polkadoodles challenge to join in with folks and it's so easy to play.  The theme is always 'anything goes' so a no brainer there and who wouldn't want the chance to win fabby prizes!!  The DT this week were challenged to add a number/age to your card and to include a matching tag.  Well this is what I came up with, but in hindsight not sure I like the green balloon with numbers now.  At a quick glance it sort of looks like an alien head with huge eyes, but hey can't always be happy with the outcome I suppose.

Medium:  copics
Papers:  Stampin Unicorn 'Butterfly Dreams'


I used my copics to colour in Winnie.  Isn't she sweet I love her little dress.  I've got a closer piccie of her next.


See what I mean about the blinking balloon and numbers really wished I had used different stickers on it but there you go it's done now lol.  Shame as I so love the rest of the card and my favourite bit is the matching tag really happy with how that turned out.

Anyway, that's all from my little patch.  I'm so hoping to use the next few days to catch up with crafting I hate running behind and continually having to play catch up.  Hubby's going to be painting the decking tomorrow so I'm hoping he's going to keep my daughter busy helping him so I can just hole myself up in my craft room.

Don't forget to hop across to the Polkadoodles challenge blog we'd love you to come join in with us we're a really friendly bunch!

Take care folks, happy crafting and stay safe.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Addicted to Stamps and more  -  make your mark

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

Love to Craft  -  anything goes