12 October 2018

Brrrr ... it's cold outside!

Happy Friday folks and thank you so much for popping over to my little piece of blogland. 

Well with it being Friday that means there is of course a new challenge gone live this morning over at Polkadoodles Challenge and I am here to share with you my dt make.  The challenge is as always an 'anything goes' theme so you can enter anything you like to be in with a chance of winning some fabby goodies.  The design team however were given the theme of 'wrap up warm'.

I have made a very simple card really for this theme.  I knew instantly that I wanted to work with Octavia Frosty Penguins she just seemed so perfect especially with those cute little penguins and she's very versatile as she's great for not only Christmas but winter as well.  I used a piece of acetate for the front of the card as I wanted to use my snow flurry die so that it looked like it was snowing.  I'm not brilliant at photographing white cards but I hope you can make out all the details.

Medium:  Copics and Promarkers

So the usual close up of the image.  I've coloured her with a mix of copics and promarkers and for the fur hat and trim I used a couple of the lighter grey copics and then used a blender pen and dotted it over the top.  I actually rather like the effect it gives.

Pen list

Skin:  copics E000, E11, E13, R20
Clothes:  R22, R27, R29, R59/Promarkers Ice Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Hair/Penguins:  copics C1, C2, C3, C7 & black

I think this has got to be one of my favourite cards so far I have made for this Christmas.  Not sure I want to give it away lol!

Okay that's all from me today peeps.  Don't forget go check out the Polkadoodles Challenge here and you can take a peek at my teamies fabulous makes too lots of gorgeous inspiration to be had.

Have a great weekend and enjoy as much crafting as you can I know I will!

Take care, 
Ann-Marie 
xxx

Challenges I am entering

Winter Wonderland  -  artic or antarctic animals

Christmas at Sweet Stampin  -  anything goes

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes


















2 October 2018

When witches go riding .......

…. and black cats are seen, 
the moon laughs and whispers 
'Tis near Halloween ….

Hello crafty peeps, who love's Halloween? I know I do.  I'm not sure who has more fun trick or treating the kiddies or me lol and I love answering the door to all the little ones and to see them in their little costumes.  We always finish off the night with my favourite Halloween movie 'Hocus Pocus' every year without fail it's like a little tradition.  Of course it's only fair that I get to share a little of the candy whilst we're watching too.

So with Halloween fast approaching I've made myself a little hat shaped card and what better image to use with it than Polkadoodles cute little Winnie Wednesday Witch & Cat digi and I coloured her up to compliment the spookalicious Polkadoodles 'Halloween Trick or Treat' papers.  My card was real easy to do I just printed off a hat shape from the internet re-sized it in Word to what I needed and printed off a template.

Medium:  mix of Spectrum Noirs, Copics and Promarkers
Ribbon and flowers from stash


And, of course, a close up of Winnie.

  
List of pens used to colour my image

Face:  copics E000, E11, E13, R20
Cloak/Hat:  Spectrum Noirs LG1, LG3, LG5, JG1, JG2
Purples:  BV02, BV04, BV08
Oranges:  Promarkers Honeycomb, Spice, Burnt Orange

So I'm rather in love with this little card so I shall be displaying her on my mantle come the 31st.

Okay so time for me to go cook tea as it won't cook itself, then I'm going to settle down at my craft desk I think with a hot chocolate, a movie playing on my laptop and do some colouring.  A perfect evening in my books.

Take care folks and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie
xx

Challenges I would like to enter my card into:-

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

The Ribbon Girl  -  anything goes

Papercraft Business Papercraft Challenge  -  anything goes (optional Halloween/Fall)


Crafty Cardmakers  -  lace or ribbon





















28 September 2018

Polkadoodles Anything Goes (week 39)

Good morning my lovelies I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  We've had some beautiful autumn weather here in Bournemouth it really is the most beautiful time of year I just love it.

Anyway, it's Friday (woohoo!!) which means another new challenge is live over at Polkadoodles.  This week the DT were given the theme of 'matching set' but as always the challenge itself is 'anything goes' so really no reason for you not to throw your creation into the ring for the chance to win some Polkadoodles goodness.

So for my 'matching set' I decided to make a criss cross card as I haven't made one for a little while with a co-ordinating presentation box.  I decided to use some non traditional colours for a change.  I printed off the adorable 'Leaving Mince Pies' image and coloured her up to compliment the beautiful digital papers from the Winnie White Christmas download kit.  As the theme was matching set I also changed the sizing of the image to print on the inside card and the label on the box too.  I love how you can re-size your digi images to suit what you're creating.

Medium:  copics



My blog post would not be complete without showing you a close up of the adorable image.  As usual she's been coloured up with my copics and I really do love the colour scheme I can see myself using this one again.  My card would not be finished without a good dose of sparkle and it's lovely and twinkly in the light.


Copics list

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13, R20, R81
Hair:  E31, E35, E37, E29
Clothes:  V000, V91, V95, V99/C1, C2

Okay folks that's one more Christmas card in my collection, although I still have quite a few more to go.  How are you getting on with your Christmas makes, have you made a start yet I wonder or is it just me?!?

Well time for me to get my skates on my work won't get done on it's own.  Hope you all have a great weekend folks. 

Take care,
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I am entering my card into:-

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes
Winter Wonderland  -  anything goes Christmas
Creative Fingers  -  anything goes
Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes
Crimbo Crackers  -  anything goes
A bit more time to craft  -  anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge  -  anything goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  anything goes






















14 September 2018

Polkadoodles Challenge Week 37

Well hello my lovelies I hope you are all well and your week has been a good one.  My week has been spent getting back into the school routine with the kiddiewinkles and the madness that is school mornings lol.

So, I have been getting back into the crafting routine too now that my wrist is feeling easier and have my DT make to share with you for the new Polkadoodles Challenge which has gone live today.  The design team have all created to the theme of 'frame it' but the actual challenge itself is as always an 'Anything Goes' one so you see it's real easy to enter for the chance to win some fabby prizes.

For my card I decided to print off one of the fabulous sentiments in the 'Winnie Winterland' digi kit.  These are so so versatile and amazing quality.  I also printed off some papers from the same kit and decided to print one design on one side and the other on the reverse so that when I opened up my frame to reveal the sentiment behind my paper was double-sided.

Sentiment:  Winnie Winterland
Cord, flowers and pearls from stash

A closer look at the sentiment which is my main focus of my card.  This card came together so easy and don't you just love it when that happens.


Before I go I would like to enter my card into a couple of challenges:-

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Winter Wonderland  -  use ribbon or twine

Crafteezee  -  anything goes

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes


The Holly and the Ivy Christmas challenge  -  anything Christmas goes

Okay folks that's all from me for today.  I'm off to do a little colouring I think but first I'm going to have to tidy up all the mess as I think there is a desk somewhere under it all lol.

Take care and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie
xx









31 August 2018

Polkadoodles - 'Delivering Gifts by Sledge'

Hello everyone it's so good to be back on my blog you have no idea.  I have been away for quite a few weeks so let me explain why.  

So back in May I stupidly managed to break my right wrist (yes I'm right handed and no there was no alcohol involved unfortunately lol).  It was a really bad break which they had to pull back into place and at one point they were talking of operating on it to which they got a very rude reply from me.  Anyway, me being me went back to work like two days later and never really rested as I was instructed to do.  I can be extremely stubborn at times much to my family's annoyance.  So to cut a long story short it has taken longer for me to get back in a place where I can craft but with help and ongoing physio I'm here chomping at the bit to get back to it.

So what better way to jump back in than to share a card I've made using such a cute image from Polkadoodles.  It's a Christmas image from the Winnie White Christmas collection called 'Delivering Gifts by Sledge' and she was a joy to colour with my copics.  The colour scheme was taken from the papers I printed off from the Polkadoodles kit 'Winnie Winterland'.  Seriously so many beautiful goodies in this kit folks.  The pretty poinsettias and foliage were printed off from the same kit.  I just cut them out a couple of times, shaped them and then layered them up for some dimension with plenty of Stickles in the centre.


Medium:  copics
Sentiment:  printed from Winnie White Christmas collection
Ribbon from stash


A bit of a closer look at the image.  So so cute and wouldn't be complete without a little sparkle which you can sort of make out in the photo.

Copics used

Skin:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Reds:  R22, R27, R29, R59
Blues:  BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07
Greens:  YG03, YG67, G28

Don't forget you can pop across to the Polkadoodles Challenge blog as there's a new challenge live today with a fab prize and you know even the top 3 from the challenge get a prize too how good is that!

Okay so I'd like to enter a couple of challenges with my make:-

Creative Inspirations  -  Holidays

Simon Says Stamp  -  Anything goes

Winter Wonderland  -  Christmas Joy (mine is I love giving gifts and snow)


Okay so that's all from me for today.  I'm off into the garden to catch the Red Arrows from Bournemouth Air Show love watching them and the WWII planes.

Happy crafting folks.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xx


















11 May 2018

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week19

Good morning my lovelies I hope you are all well.  Is it me or are the weeks just flying by?!

Well, it's Friday again so of course that means a new challenge goes live today over at the Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I've popped in to share with you my DT make.  As always it's an 'anything goes' theme but the DT are all showcasing a little bit of paper piecing.  It's all about the image on this one so I chose a nice simple layout and I actually love it.

Medium:  copics



My usual close up.  She's a real cutie pie isn't she, love that hat!  As you can see I've paper pieced the dress and the cute bow to match the backing papers.  It all ties in beautifully I think.

Copics/Spectrum Noirs

Face/Body:  E000, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E43, SN EB5, E49
Hat:  BV02, BV04, BV08

Well, it really was a quick post from me today.  Don't forget the challenge for this week goes live this morning so why not pop across HERE and throw your entry into the ring.  As they say you have to be in it to win it lol.  You can have a quick peek at my team mates makes as well there's some gorgeous inspiration to feast your eyes upon.  

Okay time for me to toddle off.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and make sure you allow yourself some crafty time.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xx

Challenges I am entering:

Creative Inspirations  -  clean & simple or fussy & fancy

Crafteezee  -  pretty in (blue)

Craftaholics are us  -  use something blue






27 April 2018

'Best Friends'

Hello crafty peeps and a very happy Friday to you.  I hope you are all well.  We've been enjoying some lovely spring days here and when the sun decides to shine there's some real warmth to it as well.

Anyway, with it being Friday that can only mean there is a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Crafty Challenge and I am popping in to share with you my DT make.  As always it's an 'anything goes' theme so nice and easy.  Now I have a thing for owls I have lots of them dotted all over the house so when I saw 'Octavia Best Friends' there was no way she wasn't making her way to my craft room.  So let me show you my card.

Medium:  copics
Lace, Ribbon, Pearls from stash
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

I've made my usual 6 x 6 size and as I love a good sketch I followed the fab one over at The Sketchy Challenges.  I've taken my colour theme from the extremely pretty Polkadoodles papers.  I didn't have a flower in the right colour so I just picked a white one and coloured it in with my copics to co-ordinate and added lots of Stickles.



My usual close up of the image as well.  I really love her hair and it's the first time I've attempted a different colour from the norm too.

Copics Used
Skin/Body:  E000, E11, E13, R30
Hair:  BV02, BV04, BV08, BV29
Clothes:  RV02, RV06, RV17
Owl:  E31, E35, E37, E29

Okay folks that's all from me for today.  I hope you have a great weekend and make sure you make some time for crafting I know I will be.

Take care. 
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I am entering

The Sketchy Challenges  -  a fab sketch

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  one for the girls

As You Like It challenge  -  favourite animal (mine is an owl they're just beautiful creatures and like them I'm a bit of a night person.  Most of my crafting is done late at night lol)

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes 

Seize the Birthday  -  anything goes

Crafty Creations Challenge  -  anything goes

Through the Craft Room Door  -  anything goes