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









25 January 2019

Beary Best Hugs

Yay, it's Friday folks and that can only mean one thing in my crafty calendar … yep a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

The DT were given the theme of 'lots of love' to work with this week, but as always for all you crafty peeps it's an 'anything goes' theme to enter the challenge and we'd love to have you join us so we can visit all your lovely makes.

I made my usual size 6 x 6 card base but in kraft for a change and picked the sweet 'Beary Best Hugs' image from the Winnie Special Moments collection.  She's been coloured up with copics to compliment the pretty papers I printed off from the Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses download collection.  I've popped all the links below in my menu.

Image:  Polkadoodles 'Beary Best Hugs'
Sentiment:  Polkadoodles 'Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses' collection
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Polkadoodles 'Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses' collection
Ribbon and flowers from stash

Okay, that's all from me today. I have to go to work for a few hours tomorrow morning but then I can have the rest of the weekend to grab some crafty time. I hope you do too.

Take care folks and happy crafting.

Ann-Marie

xxx 

Challenges:-

Stamping Sensations  -  fabulously feminine

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes

Crafting from the Heart  -  anything goes










11 January 2019

Love & Kisses

Happy Friday folks.  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.  We did here, busy with lots of family visitors and family time.  I always find this time of year hard when the decs have to come down and we all get back to the daily routine, but hey we have had some lovely crisp, bright days and the birds are thinking of pairing up for Spring with lots of chirping going on in our hedges out back which is lovely to listen to.  The upside to Christmas being over and all the hectic madness that goes with it I will have more time to spend in my craft room which is always a good thing in my book!!


So as it's Friday there is a new challenge up now on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge blog and I am popping in to share my DT make with you all.  The DT this week were given the theme of 'hearts' to work with, but as always for all you crafty peeps it's an 'anything goes' theme to enter the challenge and we'd love to have you join us so we can visit all your lovely makes.

So I made a card using the super cute image 'Love & kisses' from the Work & Play 9 Collection and coloured her up with my copics to compliment the background papers which I printed from the Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses download bundle.  There are some gorgeous papers in this collection took a while to decide which to use lol.  These can all be found in the Polkadoodles store here and I've popped the direct links to the items just under my piccie.

Medium:  copics

So that's all from me for today crafty peeps.  I do hope you will pop across and join our little challenge there's some fab prizes to be had.

Take care and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie
xxx 

Challenges I am entering my card into:-

Creative Inspirations  -  anything goes

Stamping Sensations  -  fabulously feminine

Love to Craft  -  anything goes

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes (optional theme of its a Purrfect Day)









7 December 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, yay!!!!

Happy Friday folks and I hope you are all well on this most soggy of days here in Bournemouth.

Well as it's Friday there is a new challenge up now on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge blog and I am popping in to share my DT make with you all.  The DT this week were given the theme of 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' to work with but as always for all you crafty peeps it's an 'anything goes' theme to enter the challenge and we'd love to have you join us so we can visit all your lovely makes.  

 So what did I make, well I decided I wanted to do something to do with Advent so I've seen these Advent cards about and thought I rather liked the idea so had a little go. Well they are super easy and so cute.  I used a template which Norma kindly shared on her blog here which made it even easier!  I coloured up the beautiful Winnie stamp 'Lighting the Way Lantern' with a mix of copics and spectrum noirs.  All papers were printed from Winnie Winterland download kit and the actual Advent numbers I cut up from one of the papers too.


I've kept this one for myself and she's sitting proudly on my mantlepiece to mark each day of Advent.  

So the Christmas decorating has begun and the house is in turmoil as I literally have boxes and boxes of the things and five trees to put up.  Yep, you did read right I said five, don't do things by halves here at Crimbly!!!!!

I'll pop back later and link up some challenges as work is calling and it's going to be a ploppy day unfortunately.

Take care and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie
xx

Challenges entered

Creative Inspirations  -  feeling festive

Cute Card Thursday  -  anything goes

The Ribbon Girl  -  anything goes

Winter Wonderland  -  anything Christmas goes

Sparkles Christmas challenge  -  fancy folds

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes

Moving along with the times  -  anything Christmas






23 November 2018

'Fairy Gifts'

Good morning my crafting friends and a very happy Friday to you.

Well as normal for a Friday there is a new challenge up on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge blog and I am popping in to share my DT make with you all.  The DT this week were given the theme of 'Gifts' to work with but as always it's an 'anything goes' theme to enter the challenge.  

I made a gift bag with the adorable Polkadoodles image 'Fairy Gifts' and coloured her up with copics to match the fabby Polkadoodles papers I printed off.  This little bag will no doubt be commandeered by my daughter for her best mates Christmas present!

Medium:  copics

The usual close up of the cute fairy.  The light has been terrible here lately for taking piccies so it's not a brilliant one so not sure you can make it out but I've added some sparkle to her wings.

Copics List

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Hair:  E50, E53, E57
Reds:  R22, R27, R29, R59
Greens:  YG11, YG13, YG67, G28
Blues:  BG01, BG05, BG07, BG09
Star:  Y11, Y15, Y17
Fur trim:  C1, C2, C3 + blender

Okay that's all from me today peeps.  I've got a hectic day this Friday so I will pop back in and link up to some challenges later on.  Hoping to get my Christmas decs down and make a start on decorating the house this weekend, but we'll see someone always manages to put a spanner in the works if I plan on doing something lol!!

Happy crafting.  Take care.
Ann-Marie
xx 


Challenges

Cute Card Thursday  -  festive colours

Winter Wonderland  -  Christmas or winter characters (people only)

Crafteezee  -  anything but a card

Stamping Sensations  -  get ready for Christmas

Colour Crazy Challenge  -  anything goes

Crafting with an Attitude  -  anything goes

The Crafty Addicts  -  anything goes (optional 'make it girly')







9 November 2018

New Polkadoodles Challenge - Week 45

Good morning all you lovely crafty peeps, I hope you are well.  All okay in my little patch.  We've got both my son's and daughter's birthdays in October out of the way (didn't time that very well did I lol!!) and now we're gearing up to Christmas here.  We start getting festive quite early in our house well I do have 5 trees to get up and lots of other decorations to put out too and I think it makes the house so warm and inviting especially when it's cold and soggy outside.

Anyway, as it's Friday that can only mean it's a brand new challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenge.  Now as always it's an 'anything goes' theme so it's so easy to enter, but the DT this week have a theme to follow of 'create a scene'.  Well there are so many goodies to play with in the kits that I just couldn't decide what to make lol.  In the end I settled on making a Christmas themed book card.  

I used a pre-coloured image for the front of the book.  Printed it out and used the largest die from the Polkadoodles 'elegant nest' set of dies to cut it out.  I just love this set of dies they cut beautifully.  I don't think there is going to be any point in putting them away they may as well just live on my craft desk they're going to get used that much!!  The flower and foliage has been printed too and cut out and layered up.  


Inside the book card is a little snowmen scene made using a digi printed off from the Winnie Winterland kit and coloured up with copics.  Again the trees have been re-sized in word and just printed and cut out.  I added a little liquid pearls for snow.
Medium:  copics




Sorry there should have been a warning at the start of my post to say it was rather picture heavy.  If you are still with me thank you and I hope you liked my little creation. 

Well I have a busy weekend ahead of me working tomorrow and then seeing family.  I will be squeezing in some crafty time somewhere and knowing me it will be the early hours of the morning but at least that way I will have no interruptions!!

Have a lovely weekend folks.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xxx

Challenges I'm entering my card into:-

Creative Inspirations  -  November chill

Stamping Sensations  -  getting ready for Christmas

Crafty Catz  -  anything goes (optional theme - getting ready for Christmas)

Crafting with an Attitude  -  always anything goes

Creative Craft Cottage  -  Christmas is coming

Ellibelle's Corner  -  Christmas and seasonal holidays




26 October 2018

It's all about the paper!!

Good morning my lovelies and what a glorious autumn one it is!  It's beautiful out there just as autumn should be.

So as it's Friday that can only mean it's a brand new challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenge.  Now as always it's an 'anything goes' theme so it's real easy to enter, but the DT this week have a theme to follow of 'focus on papers'.  Well I've been meaning to have a go at a ribbon tree for quite a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity so I decided that rather than use material ribbon I'd print off and cut up strips of paper ribbon and make it out of that instead.  I love how it turned out and it was such an easy project too.


Ribbon from stash
Poinsettia made using Spellbinders Poinsettia die set and covered in Twinklets


Thought I'd show you a close up of the gorgeous paper and I love the fact that as it's digital it satisfies my paper addition I don't have to panic when I use up my last sheet lol I can just print off another!!


So there we go a real easy Christmas project and not a copic or stamp in sight.  Why not pop across to the blog here and enter for a chance to win some goodies. You know it's not just the winner that gets a prize the top 3 do too how fab is that and whilst you are there you can feast your eyes on some gorgeous inspiration from my teamies they really do knock it out the park every week.

Okay so time for me to pootle off.  It's my daughter's birthday today and I promised we go do the girlie peely face mask thing but I'm having second thoughts now as she's picked the yucky black dead sea one and it looks disgusting … wish me luck!!

Have a great weekend folks whatever you are up to.

Take care.
Ann-Marie
xx

Challenges I'd like to enter:-

Crafty Creations  -  anything goes

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges  -  Christmas

Dream Valley Challenge  -  anything but a card

The Happy Craft Challenge  -  always anything goes