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







7 October 2019

BOO!

Hi lovely peeps I'm a little late popping in with my post, it's been in draft for days but OMG what a week we've had here and I've only just managed to pop in now to finish it lol!!  

October for us is generally a very busy month.  Both my kiddies have birthdays, one at the beginning and the other at the end (didn't think that through now did I!!).  So this last week has been operation Birthday for my son who will be the grand age of 18 this coming Tuesday and I've literally spent the whole weekend getting things sorted.

Anyway, lets get to why I've popped in.  There is a new challenge up over at Polkadoodles so I am here to show you my DT make.  As always it's an 'anything goes' theme for all you lovely lot, but the DT were challenged with making a 'reveal' card.  Well I have to admit I was a tad stumped when I first found out, but after a little searching this is what I came up with.

Tree and Headstone:  Witchie Witchie download bundle

I used a pumpkin digi from the Witchie Witchie download bundle and just resized it and cut it out to make my card base.  The letters were just done in word and I cut them out.  For the reveal part I didn't have all the fancy dies so just used a circle die I had in my stash and it works just as well.  You can see I cut a reveal in the last letter 'O' printed off 4 different items .. 2 are pictures and 2 are sentiments stuck them down on the reveal circle and when you turn it you have the choice of either a bat, a cat or 2 halloween sentiments.

A bit of a closer look in the next piccie.  You can see I've changed the reveal picture to a sentiment.


Okay so that's all from me today.  I'm off to do some birthday baking now.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges:-

Crafters Castle  -  anything goes (opt. fall/autumn)

Crafty Calendar  -  Autumn colours/Halloween

The Fairy and The Unicorn  -  anything fantasy

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and more  -  anything goes

Little Red Wagon  -  pumpkin party

The Paper Funday Challenge  -  anything goes (opt. Halloween)




23 September 2019

All Wrapped Up - New Polkadoodles Christmas release

Happy Monday lovely crafty friends from a rather wet and soggy south coast.  So to put us all in a lovely festive mood I am popping in with a little inspiration showcasing the new 'All Wrapped Up' image.

I've gone with a rather clean and simple design for this one so all the focus is on the image and pretty papers.

Medium:  copics
printed on to Ultimate Graphic paper

So let me show you a closer look at the image.  She has been coloured with copics to compliment the papers and I just added a few pearls for interest. 


So that is all from me today folks.  I'm off to make myself a coffee and to catch up on some colouring that I never got around to at the weekend as life got in the way as per usual lol.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx




20 September 2019

Polkadoodles - NEW RELEASE share

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Happy Friday crafty peeps.  

I have another Polkadoodles new release goodness to share with you today and this little cutie pie is called 'Helping Hands'.  I have coloured her using a mixture of copics and promarkers to compliment the pretty new papers.

Medium:  copics & promarkers

This is my usual close up of the sweet image.  I've added a little Stickles for the snow and dotted around some Liquid Pearls to look like falling snow.



Okay that's all from me today.  I will be popping back tomorrow with another share from the new release.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Winter Wonderland  -  use your favourite embellishment (mine has to be flowers)

Crafting with an Attitude  -  always anything goes

Crimbo Crackers #193  -  anything goes

Cute Card Thursday  -  dies and punches

A bit more time to craft  -  anything goes


18 September 2019

Polkadoodles - NEW RELEASE - Winnie Christmas Wishes


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Hello my lovelies .. have you seen the new release over at Polkadoodles yet?  It really is such an adorable collection I love them all.  

My first card to share with you from the new collection is using 'Friendly Cuddle'.  I have coloured her using my copics to compliment the papers which are also available too.

Medium:  copics

Lets have a closer look at the image.  She really is a cutie pie with her little friends.


Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled folks as the team will be sharing their gorgeous makes over on the Polkadoodles Facebook page over the next few days so lots of inspiration to be had.

Okay that is all from me this evening.  I'm off to catch up with a few crafty things which need finishing.  It's been one of those weeks and I've done nothing but chase my tail, but hey keeps me out of mischief I suppose lol!!!

Take care. 
Ann-Marie 
xxx

Challenges:-


The Holly and the Ivy Christmas challenge  -  anything Christmas goes

The Cutie Pie challenge  -  celebrations

Merry Little Christmas challenge  -  anything goes Christmas

Colour Crazy challenge  -  anything goes







7 September 2019

Crafteezee All Dressed Up loveliness

Good morning lovely crafty peeps, a quick pop in from me to share a little Crafteezee All Dressed Up loveliness with you.

I've had a play again with 'What to Wear and teamed her up with some beautiful LemonCraft 'Sense & Sensibility' papers.  I used the sentiment from the set but cut it up so that I could ink the edges and add it to my card at an angle.  

I also got to play with some 'Fantasy' chipboard.  This is the first time I've used this and it's just fab I love it.  All I did was use a little distress ink over it and used it behind the image and I think it just adds that little extra interest and depth to your cards.


I've taken a few piccies to hopefully try and show you lots of the items I've used.  You can see the beautiful lace in the next photo and it really does add a special touch to your card.  You can also see the Lady E Design border die I used to cut my border from kraft card.  I love this die it's going to be so useful in fact I've even kept the negative that was left over as it can be used on another card.  I've popped all of the links to the items I've used at the bottom of my post.



A little close up next of the image.  She's been coloured with copics to compliment the papers and she really was a dream to colour.  

copics used

Skin:  E000, E11, E13
Hair:  E41, E43, E47, E49
Clothes:  R000, R00, R20, R22, R27/E41, E43
Bow/bag:  YG11, G24, G28 


Okay, so that's all from me today folks.  I'm working on something a little autumnal next, so hopefully I'll be able to pop in shortly and show you. 

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx 


Challenges:-

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Creative Fingers  -  anything goes

Crafting by Designs  -  anything goes

Simon Says Stamp  -  stamp it no digis

A Perfect Time to Craft  -  anything goes

All Dressed Up  -  anything goes

Love to Craft  -  anything goes



6 September 2019

Sharing some Polkadoodles goodness - New Challenge Wk 36

Good morning my lovelies and a big happy Friday to you.  I come to you from a very quiet house this morning.  The kiddies summer break has finally come to an end and some semblance of routine has returned.  Don't get me wrong I love having the kiddiewinkles home (you know I still call them that even though one will be 18 and the other 14 this October lol) but I do find that after the 3 to 4 week mark they've had enough.  I am pleased however that the weather has been fairly kind to us again this summer and they've managed to see friends at the beach and go out a lot rather than being stuck in doors.

Anyway, moving on.  As it's Friday there is a new challenge up over at Polkadoodles.  The theme set for the DT this time was 'thinking of you' using any image, but for all you folks it's as always an 'anything goes' theme and you don't even have to use a Polkadoodles image just enter with any make.  So here's what I went with.

I made a fairly clean and simple card as I really wanted to show off the beautiful image and papers so no fussiness to cover it all up.  I really love colouring in greys I think it is so effective, so this is what I have done with 'Octavia thinking' and literally just added a touch of pink as a highlight.  Items can be found over in the Polkadoodles store and I've popped the links to everything after the first photo.

Medium:  copics
Ribbon and flower from stash

My usual close up of the image.  Isn't she just adorable in her floaty dress?!

Copics used:

Skin:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Clothes:  C1, C3, C5, C7
Hair:  C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
Bow/necklace:  R81, R83, R85/B02, B04

Okay folks that's all from me.  I hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend and get to sneak in a little crafty 'me' time I know I'm going to do my best to lol!!


Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Addicted to Stamps  -  make your mark

Crafty Creations #397  -  anything goes

Craft Rocket challenge  -  monochrome

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door  -  anything goes

Get Creative #84  -  anything goes/no twist

A bit more time to craft #99  -  anything goes




29 August 2019

Hello Little Robin

Happy Thursday my lovelies.  I hope you are all well.  We are in the final stretch of the school holidays now so it's been operation back to school shopping for me this week.  This is my least favourite part of the holidays the school store is always absolute madness and because my daughters uniform can only be bought there I have no choice but to endure and it always annoys me how costly it is.  If they insist on our children wearing this uniform the least they could do is make it more affordable.  It's safe to say I won't be treating myself to any crafty items this month!!


Anyway, that's enough moaning for today that's not why you've popped in.  Well everyone seems to be making a start of their Christmas cards of late, as I've noticed quite a few cropping up across blogs and Instagram, so I thought I may as well join the party and make a start on mine.  So I had a rummage around in my older stamps and found this little beauty.  She is an old Sugar Nellie image 'Hello little robin' and she's a real sweetie.  Don't you find with all the new goodies appearing on the market you forget about your older stamps and that's a shame as I have some beauties.

Image:  Sugar Nellie 'Hello little robin'
Sentiment:  LOTV Christmas tags
Medium:  Tim Holtz Distress Markers
Papers:  The Paper Boutique 'A whisper of winter'

I also changed it up a bit and had a go at colouring with Distress Markers.  I've never really got the hang of these but I'm fairly happy how this turned out, although a lot more practice is needed.  I also pulled out some Christmas paper from last year.  This is beautiful and I see they've brought some more gorgeous papers out this year too and I know I don't need them but I'm afraid I'm just going to have to have them lol!


I also had a play around with some foamiran and had a go at making my own hellebores.  I can see this being my flower of choice this festive season as they're beautiful.  I used white foamiran and coloured the centre with blue oil pastel but my photography is ploppy and the light in my conservatory doesn't help so you can't see the colours properly but you get the gist.

Here's a closer look at the image.  As I say a lot more practice is needed with the markers.  As you can see I went a little sparkle happy, but hey if you can't add lots of glitter to your Christmas cards when can you lol!!

Distress Markers used

Skin:  Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Clothes:  Chipped Sapphire, Milled Lavendar, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood
Fur Trim:  Picket Fence, Weathered Wood
Basket:  Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Barn door

Right, that's all from me today.  I'm off to feed the troops before they lynch me, as apparently I'm taking too long cooking tea!

Take care folks and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xxx


Challenges:-

Moving along with the times  -  things with wings

Addicted to stamps and more  -  anything goes

Simon Says Wednesday challenge  -  anything goes

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge  -  anything Christmas goes

Creative Craft Cottage  -  Christmas


12 months of Christmas link up  -  optional twist - sparkle, glitter and bling

Creative Inspirations  -  something seasonal