22 March 2019

'Surprise!!' - Polkadoodles Wk 12 challenge

Happy Friday lovely crafty friends.  I hope you've had a good week where you are.  We've had some typical Spring weather here - brilliant sunshine one minute then lashing down with rain the next lol!  We've had another busy week lots happening with my son at 6th form with Uni choices to be made etc and I've got a busy weekend ahead.  A lovely girly catch up with the family tonight with curry thrown into the mix yum, work first thing tomorrow and then I'm heading off to Brighton for an actual ghost hunt I'll let you know how that one turns out lol!! 

So, as it's Friday a new challenge has gone live over at Polkadoodles Crafting.  As always it's an 'anything goes' challenge but the DT have been given the theme of 'gift for a lady' to work to and as per usual my teamies have hit it out of the park their makes are just gorgeous.  There is so much inspiration to be had and we'd love you to pop over and join in so we can all see your beautiful makes too. 

So let me show you my contribution for the new challenge.  I've made a little set of drawers just perfect for putting in little gifts or chocolates.  I used gorgeous Winnie 'Surprise Gift' and coloured her with copics.  All links and copics used are below.  The papers are Polkadoodles from the Octavia Moonfly collection and aren't they just fab.

Medium:  copics

Another little piccie next just so you get to have a peek from all angles.


And, of course, my usual close up of the image.  I'm rather pleased with how she turned out and I must say she was lovely and easy to colour.

Copics list

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  W1, W3, W5, W7
Clothes:  RV00, RV21, RV23, RV35, RV29/B0000, B000, B00, B02, B04

Okay, that's all from me today, I've got to dash now so much to do.  No rest for the wicked lol!  Have a lovely weekend folks.

Take care,
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  one for the ladies/girls

A bit more time to craft  -  anything goes

Love to Craft challenge blog  -  anything goes













12 March 2019

Lovely 'Luna'

Hello my lovelies.  I am popping on to my little old blog to share another Polkadoodles make with you.  I made this card for no other reason than I wanted to so the sentiment I've used is rather apt I think.

So let me introduce you to 'Luna'.  Now isn't she just the cutest little thing and she reminds me of my daughter with all that hair.  I printed my papers on to Ultimate Graphic paper and used copics to colour her in to compliment these.  It's not a colour combo I would normally go with but actually I rather like it.  Everything was matted on to Kraft card stock and I followed the sketch over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  

Medium:  copics
Flowers, pearls and twine from stash

My usual close up of the image.  She was real easy to colour up.  I laid a little too much colour down in some places but I think she turned out okay.  Thank god for the colourless blender is all I say lol!


copics used

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Clothes:  B60, B63, B66, B69/G000, G00, G02, G05

Okay, so that's all from me today.  Everyone's gone off to bed so I'm going to have a little colouring session whilst watching Game of Thrones.  The final season starts next month so I've decided to recap and watch it all from the very beginning!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Sweet Sketch Wednesday  -  fab sketch

Creative Inspirations  -  spring greens

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

Sweet Stampin  -  anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers  -  make it green


















   

8 March 2019

Polkadoodles new challenge - Week 10

Happy Friday crafty friends.  I hope you've had a good week where you are.  Weather has been abysmal here so dull and wet and soggy, yuk!! We've had a busy week this week and the days just whoosh by it's frightening but the upside (there's always an upside) it just means that Polkadoodles challenge day is here before you know it and you're on the cusp of the weekend so all good in my book.

So, as it's Friday a new challenge has gone live over at Polkadoodles Crafting.  As always it's an 'anything goes' challenge but the DT have the theme of 'flowers' to work to and as per usual my teamies makes are just gorgeous.  There is so much inspiration to be had and we'd love you to pop over and join in so we can all see your beautiful makes.

Right, so what did I make for my little contribution to the Polkadoodles love … a card with the beautiful image 'Eden Blossoms'.  She's been coloured with copics to compliment the pretty Eden Blossoms 'Paper Heaven 2' papers which I printed off on to ultimate graphic paper and matted on to kraft card stock.

Medium:  copics
flowers and pearls from stash

My usual close up of the image.  I added a few little liquid pearl dots to the centres of the flowers in her hair.  Do you know that when using liquid pearls once you've squeezed out your pearl dots if they're not all rounded like a pearl if you just tap underneath gently it rounds them off lovely.  I read this somewhere years ago and I always do it as it works a treat.  I think this card may just end up as my mum's Mother's day card she just love's these colours so perfect really.

copics used

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, E04
Hair:  E70, E71, E77, E79
Dress:  RV91, RV95, RV99
Flowers:  B0000, B000, B00, B02, B04

Okay, so that's all from me this morning.  I have a not so good day at work today, it's going to be a long hard day.  

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Cute card Thursday  -  anything goes

A bit more time to craft  -  anything goes

Tales from the craft room  -  lovely ladies

Addicted to stamps and more  -  anything goes

Crafting by designs  -  anything goes 

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes(optional embellish it)













3 March 2019

Cupcake anyone??

Happy Sunday lovely crafty peeps.  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Where's all the lovely spring weather gone?!?  I hope this horrible dreary weather doesn't hang around for long it's so depressing.

So, on a miserable day like today I'm brightening mine with a little crafting and popping on here to share with you my latest card.  I treated myself to a few paper pads a while ago and thought it was about time I used some.  No good them just sat on my shelf.  I know they're pretty and stroke'able and all but hey I need to make room for more lol!!

Here's my little card made with them.  I've used LOTV 'never too old for cupcake' and coloured her up with copics to compliment the pretty papers.  I had a go at making some of my own flowers too with foamiran and I'm actually quite pleased with my first attempt and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was too.  They're not perfect by a long shot but hey practice makes perfect and all that.

Image:  LOTV 'never too old for cupcake'
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Craft Sensations 'soft romance' 12 x 12 pad
Dies:  Joy Crafts butterfly border (6002/0251), Whimsy Stamps Butterfly frame die, Whimsy Stamps Peony Flower dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2
Ribbon, twine, gems from stash


A little close up of my coloured image, she's so sweet. 

copics used

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E53, E55, E57
Clothes/cupcake case:  V000, V12, V15, V17/R000, RV52, RV55

Here's my attempt at the foamiran flowers.  I've a lot to learn but they're a start.


I used white foamiran and the Whimsy Stamps peony die set and coloured them with some old oil pastels I've had for years.

Okay so that's all from me today.  I've just got enough time to get some colouring in before I need to feed the troops.  Do you think if I'm quiet in my little craft room they may forget about tea …. no me neither but worth a try don't you think?!?

Thank you for stopping by my little patch and listening to all my ramblings.  I ramble on in real life too you know!!

Take care and have a lovely crafty weekend.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:-

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

My time to craft  -  pink and girly

Lil patch of crafty friends  -  always anything goes










22 February 2019

New Polkadoodles Challenge (Wk 8)

Happy Friday peeps.  Gosh hasn't the week gone by super fast.  The kiddies have been home for half term and it's just whizzed by.  It's been very busy but lovely. 

Well as it's Friday a new challenge has gone live over at Polkadoodles Crafting.  As always it's an 'anything goes' challenge but the DT have the theme of 'Pancake Day' to follow and I must say my teamies makes are just adorable.  There is so much inspiration to be had and we'd love you to pop over and join in so we can all see your beautiful makes.  

I don't know about you but I just luurrve pancakes big ones, small ones, thin ones, thick ones, I'm really not picky any pancake will do for me!!  So for my 'pancake day' themed creation I decided to make an apron shaped card.  I used the template in the 'Lemonade Fizz' download collection to make my card and it was just super easy.  The lovely spotty paper is also printed from the same kit and I thought it was perfect for the apron.  I coloured up the cutest little mouse ever 'Maisie Mouse Baking a Cake' with my copics for my main focus.  


Medium:  copics
flowers and ribbon from stash

A closer look at super sweet Maisie.  I don't normally colour up animals as I'm never happy with my colouring skills with them, but I must say she was so easy I love how she turned out.

Copics used

Maisie:  E21, E23, E25, E27/E50, E51/R20
Apron:  YG00, YG03, YG06/RV52, RV55

That's all from me today folks.  I hope you have a lovely weekend, the weather is meant to be okay here with a little sunshine so I'm hoping to get some washing out on the line which will be lovely much better than having my conservatory looking like a blinking Chinese laundry!!

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:

Colour Crazy challenge  -  anything goes

Crafty Creations challenges  -  anything goes

Addicted to stamps  -  anything but a square








18 February 2019

Polkadoodles "Maddie twirling curls"

Good evening my lovely crafty friends and I hope you have all had a great start to the week.  It's half term here for the kiddies this week and my daughter was over on a sleepover last night so this morning whilst I was waiting for her to come home I managed to finish up this little cutie pie.

This is 'Maddie twirling curls' from Polkadoodles and she's just so sweet.  I coloured her up with copics to compliment the gorgeous papers I printed off.  I followed a sketch which I think was from Tuesday Morning Sketches a few weeks ago now, added a little ribbon, a metal flower I found in my stash and a few pearls and this little make was finished.  Don't you just love it when a card just 'works' and there's now fiddling around it just all falls into place!!

Medium:  copics
Ribbon, flower and pearls from stash


A closer look at little Maddie.

copics used

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13
Hair/shoes:  E70, E71, E77, E79
Clothes:  RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BV23  &  YG00, YG03, YG17

Okay, that's all from me today folks.  I should be getting an earlier night tonight as I have work tomorrow but then I really want to do a bit of colouring first and once I get started I don't like to stop until I've finished it. Mmmm, the dilemma … who am I kidding we all know full well that crafting is going to win out lol!!

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

Crafty Friends challenge  -  anything goes

Colour Crazy challenge  -  anything goes

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes

















8 February 2019

'Miss Charlotte' - New Polkadoodles Crafting challenge

Happy Friday folks and what a ploppy day it is here weather wise, windy, wet and soggy, yuk!!

But, hey, what better way to brighten up your day than to partake in a little craftiness and play along with the new challenge that is live today over on the Polkadoodles Crafting challenge blog.

So, let me show you my dt make for this week's challenge.  The team are all working to the theme 'add a heart' but as always it's an 'anything goes' theme to enter the challenge for all you lovely peeps and we'd love to have you join us so we can all come see your beautiful makes.

I've used a beautiful image 'Miss Charlotte' from the Rose Budd Collection and made an easel card.  You can get her from the Polkadoodles store as both a clear stamp or in the download collection (all the links to everything I've used are under the first piccie).  The fabby papers are also from the same collection and are so so pretty.  I've printed them on to Ultimate Graphic paper and they print out beautifully and look amazing.  I actually won't print onto anything else now that I've found this.

Image:  Polkadoodles 'Miss Charlotte' clear stamp or the whole Rose Budd download collection
Medium:  copics/promarkers
Papers:  printed from Polkadoodles Rose Budd Collection onto Ultimate Graphic paper
ribbon, flowers and pearls from stash

Everything has been edged with Tim Holtz walnut stain and the little topiary trees are in the download collection I just sized them as I wanted, printed them off and cut them out.


A close up of Miss Charlotte.  She's been coloured up with a mix of copics and promarkers and I did the dotty background effect with my pens too just to soften the look a little.

copics/promarkers used

Face/Body:  E000, E13, E11
Dress:  PMs Tea Green, Grey Green + BG75 copic/RV23, RV25, RV29
Hair:  E43, E44, E47, E49
Background:  W00, W1, W3, W5

Okay, that's me done for today folks.  I have a busy couple of days coming up I have work tomorrow and then my sister's 30th birthday get together.  I'm so looking forward to it, although we don't mention the '30th' bit she's a little sensitive about that part heavens knows why considering I have 15 years on her and I can still drink and dance her under the table he he!!

Anyway, take care and have a great weekend.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges I'm entering my card into:-

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and more  -  make your mark (I've used copics/promarkers)

Krafty Chicks Challenge  -  anything goes + twist 'lots of layers'

Simply Create Too  -  anything goes/Opt twist add hearts

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes