6 December 2019

Have an Ice Day!

Happy Friday crafty peeps.  I'm popping on my blog today to share my latest DT make for Crafteezee with you.


I've gone down the clean and simple route for this one and I've even used just white pearlescent cardstock for my base as well.  I do find clean and simple cards quite difficult really but I do love how they look but my fingers always itch to add more lol.


So I inked up Crafteezee All Dressed Up 'Have an Ice Day' stamp and coloured her with copics.  I do seem to lean towards bold colours so I've gone with a black and red colour scheme for her and love it against the white background.  I also inked up one of the sentiments which comes with her as well and did some freehand doodling around the card for a little detail.


Once she was coloured I fussy cut her out and raised her up on the card base for a little dimension.  Here's a closer look at her.


She looks so graceful wish I could skate like that …. me I'd just end up in a heap on the floor lol!!


Okay so that's all from me today folks.  I've popped the links to the Crafteezee goodies at the bottom on my post.

I'm off to do a little Christmas decorating with some lovely Christmas tunes and I may even pour myself a glass of mulled wine.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges I'd like to enter:-

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Winter Wonderland  -  anything Christmas goes

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

All Dressed Up  -  anything goes with ADU image

Crafty Cardmakers  -  no patterned paper

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes



1 December 2019

Christmas Candle Jar

Hello lovely crafty peeps.  I'm popping in my Polkadoodles DT make today.  There is a new challenge live over on the challenge blog and my teamies have made some gorgeous Christmas makes to inspire you all.

So the DT this week were challenged to make a Christmas decoration and I've wanted to upcycle an old jar for ages.  Seriously I've got so many empty jars dotted around waiting to be re-used it's crazy so I thought heck I'll get on and use one.

So this is what I came up with …. I've made myself a decorated candle jar and it was so easy.  I re-sized and printed off a Christmas tree from the embellies section of Winnie White Christmas download collection so I could use it as a template.  I attached it to the front of my jar and then laid down a layer of gesso.  Once dry I went over three times with the green acrylic paint letting each layer dry in between.  

So whilst the layers were drying I coloured up the Winnie Tweet Sounds and Winnie Forest Friends in lovely Christmas colours and fussy cut them out.  When my paint was dry I peeled off the tree template so I was left with a fab Christmas tree aperture.  I then added some glitter around the outline and some Twinklets around the bottom of the jar and 3d the Winnie images to either side of the tree aperture.  A little bit of red and white cord around the top of the jar and a few pine cones and I had one completed decoration.

Images:  Polkadoodles Winnie Tweet Sounds and Winnie Forest Friends
Medium:  images coloured with copics

A little look at Winnie Tweet Sounds.  Isn't she sweet.  You can see I've added lots of glitter accents and Twinklets to the jar too, well it is Christmas if you can't add lots of sparkles at Christmas I'm not sure when you can lol!  


A little piccie of the other side of the jar featuring Winnie Forest Friends, again coloured with the same coloured copics so it all ties in.

Copics used

Skin:-  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  R20, R22, R27, R29, R59
YG11, YG13, YG17, G28 
E41, E43
C1, C3, C5

You know it was so much fun making this and I thought it was going to be so time consuming when actually it was really rather a quick project.  In fact it was the paint drying time that took the longest and even then it wasn't that long in between layers.

Please do pop across to the Polkadoodles challenge blog here.  There is lots of inspiration to be had and the theme is as always 'anything goes' so no excuse not to enter.  We'd love to have you join us and there's fab prizes up for grabs each week.

So that's all from me today peeps.  I have to dash as I should be putting up some decorations and not sat in front of the laptop.  Hubby's popped out quickly with my daughter to the store so better get lively and look like I've done something lol!!

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps  -  anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  anything goes

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes


Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes


Merry Little Christmas Challenge  -  anything Christmas goes











24 November 2019

It's a Polkadoodles Christmas!

Hello my lovelies, I hope you are all well.  Unfortunately our little home has been hit by cold/flu germs this week so we're all feeling a little sorry for ourselves.  Normally I'd dose up and carry on but this one kinda knocked me for six a bit and I even cancelled some work which I just never do!  Anyhow, today I'm feeling a little more like myself so I'm trying to catch up with some things.


So first up on my catch up list I'm here to share my Polkadoodles DT make and it's a little bit of Polkadoodles Christmas love to share today.  I made a little set of Christmas notelets but me being me wanted something a bit different so out came the snow globe die.  Love how they turned out and by using the pre-printed images they were so quick and perfect as a little gift.


Images:  Polkadoodles pre-coloured penguin images from Winnie White Christmas
Papers and WordArt also printed from Winnie White Christmas download collection
Printed onto Ultimate Graphic paper

A little close up of the cute penguins.  They really are adorable.




Okay so that's all from me today folks.  I'm off to grab myself a bowl of my homemade chicken soup.

Take care, 
Ann-Marie
xx

Challenges I'd like to enter my make into:-

Crafty Friends Challenge  -  Christmas

Cardz for Galz  -  get ready for Christmas

Crimbo Crackers  -  animals

Cute Card Thursday  -  winter





1 November 2019

Robin Gift branch

Happy Friday my lovelies I hope you are all well and not too soggy from all this wet weather we've been having. Well I've had another busy week with my daughter's birthday, half term and Halloween along with the usual work to pay the bills, I'm just coming up for air now lol!!

So with it being Friday I am popping in to share my usual Polkadoodles Craft challenge DT make.  This week the team were asked to make Christmas cards and matching envelopes, but for all you lovely folk the challenge is as always an 'anything goes' theme.  I was in my element making a Christmas card and I was so chuffed with the end result too until I realised I forgot the matching envelope part of the brief, so if you would kindly just imagine there's one matching envelope in my piccie I'd be forever grateful lol.

Medium:  copics

A little closer look at the image.  This has to be one of my favourite Christmas images (I say that about them all lol) but it is just so sweet.


I wanted the main focal point to be the image so didn't really go for lots of different layers but rather a clean and simple look with just a little Polkadoodles christmas paper to accent it.  A few little snowflakes, stars and a couple of gems and I was happy with the finished piece.


Okay so that is all from me today folks.  All the links to the Polkadoodles goodies I have used are up under the first piccie and don't forget it's an 'anything goes' theme over on the challenge blog here and we'd love to have you join us.

Right I'm off I have some major craft desk tidying to do before I can proceed with anything else ... I'm sure I had a desk under here somewhere you know!!!

Take care and have a great weekend.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Cute Card Thursday  -  Christmas/holidays

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  clean and simple

Merry Little Christmas challenge  -  anything Christmas

The Sketchy Challenges  -  anything goes







28 October 2019

'Little Skater'

Good morning folks.  I hope you had a lovely crafty weekend.  I didn't manage to get much crafty play time as it was my daughter's 14th and nephew's 1st birthday so it has been a tad busy, but hey keeps me out of mischief lol!!

Well I didn't get much time to play but I do have my Crafteezee make to share with you.  So this is All Dressed Up 'Little Skater' one of the new stamps released by Crafteezee and she is so sweet.


I decided to stamp her onto kraft and coloured her with a mix of copics and spectrum noirs. My colour scheme was taken from the beautiful Mintay 'The Sweetest Christmas' papers and I layered them up on to kraft as well.  I also fussy cut around a few images and layered them underneath and in the corner just for a little extra interest.


I love how the markers look softer on kraft card and I just used a couple of cool grey prisma's blended for the background.

Copics/Spectrum Noirs list

Skin:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes:  R000, R32, R35, R37, R39/Spectrum Noirs GT1, GT2, GT3, JG4

Okay so that is all from me today peeps.  Links to the Crafteezee goodies I've used are at the bottom of my post.  I'm playing catch up with my craft now this week after the last couple of days have been super busy.  Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way!!!

Take care and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

Colour Crazy Wk42  -  anything goes

Cardz 4 Galz  -  something beginning with 'S' (the stamp I've used is a skater)

All Dressed Up challenge #98  -  anything goes with ADU image






19 October 2019

It's a Christmas matching set kind of day!

Hello my lovelies I'm popping in from a rather soggy Bournemouth to share with you a little matching Christmas set I've made for my Polkadoodles DT project this week.

Medium:  Prismacolor pencils


The DT were challenged to make a card with matching envelope, tag, wrapping paper and bow, but for all you folks entering the challenge is real simple as it's always 'anything goes' so no reason not to play and there are always fab prizes up for grabs!

So for my card I chose to colour up Holly Sparkles Christmas Unicorn with my Prismacolor pencils on kraft.  Isn't she just adorable.  Here's a closer look at her.




So I love the idea of everything matching don't you just adds that little something extra.  Imagine handing someone this little set at Christmas time how special would that be.

Anyway, that is all from me today folks.  I hope you enjoyed stopping by and maybe I've inspired you to have a go at making your own matching set.  If you have we'd love for you to share it with us either over on the Polkadoodles Challenge blog HERE or join us on our Facebook page HERE there is always lots of inspiration and we're a lovely friendly bunch over there.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Alphabet Challenge  -  'O' for one word sentiment

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Winter Wonderland  -  Merry and Bright

The Holly and the Ivy  -  anything Christmas goes







11 October 2019

'Little Dreamer'

Hello my lovelies, I hope you are all well.  We've had an absolutely manic week I really do not know whether I am coming or going lol.  My son turned 18 so we've had family get togethers and meals and all sorts and this evening we agreed to let him have a few of his mates round.  So I have holed myself up in my craft room and as I type I am listening to some form of music at a fairly high decibel and they are playing some form of drinking game.  So this really will be a fairly quick pop in from me this evening to share a little crafty make with you.


Anyway, Crafteezee have released some new All Dressed Up stamps and they are adorable.  So for my card I have used the sweet stamp 'Little Dreamer' and teamed her with some Mintay 'Old Manor' papers which are divine I so love the colour palette.


I decided to mat all the papers and image on black card to really make it pop.


I have used a Lady E leaf spray and dirtied up some Fantasy chipboard to add under my ribbon and flowers.  I have put the links to all of the products I have used and can be found over at the Crafteezee store at the end of my post.


Okay that's all from me folks.  Apparently the lads have ordered pizza and it's just arrived so I'm going to see if I can sneak a cheeky slice from them lol!!

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-


Creative Fingers #172  -  anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and more #362  -  make your mark

All Dressed Up challenge  -  anything goes with ADU image