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 




















13 April 2018

'Lemonade Fizz' anyone?? - Polkadoodles Craft Challenge

Hello crafty peeps and I hope you are all well.  I've had a few very demanding days.  I won't bore you with all my woes but suffice to say I woke up early part of last week to find out I'd been made redundant and by the end of the week I was self-employed, insured and had a nice little bunch of clients.  Well don't they say when one door closes another one opens so I'll see where this one takes me lol.  I would have been quite content you know to happily craft my days away but alas according to my husband we need to eat and pay some bills so I could keep said crafty stash but hey I tried god damn it!!

So, anyway, today is Friday and you know what that means right? Yep another new crafty challenge has started over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.  Well as always it's an 'anything goes' theme but the DT have all made something that is not a card.  I decided to have a play with the 'Lemonade Fizz' download kit.  I love this kit I've used it so much.  It's even got little templates in it for you to make up.  So my 'not a card' make is an exploding box and I'm afraid I'm not the best at photographing these boxes they're not the easiest but I've tried to show you it all.  Grab a cuppa there's a few photos lol.

So first up there's the box closed.  See all those gorgeous papers and toppers they are all in the kit.



I topped the lid off with a gorgeous flower.  These flowers are in the kit too and I just printed them off and layered them.  I think there's about four layers here.  You can't see in the piccie but it's had the Stickles treatment and looks very pretty.



To be a little different I only stuck down 3 edges of the mat on the box lid leaving myself a little slot to pop a tag in to write a message on.


So next up is the box open.  Again I've used papers from the kit to mat and layer.  I made a couple of pockets to slot some tags in with little sentiments on, again from the kit, and then the other two sections I printed off some toppers.  To add some definition I printed them out twice and 3'd the butterflies.


Now the little surprise inside is this adorable little mail box.  It even opens up so you can add a small gift if you wanted and this was made from a template in the kit so it was just a case of printing of the paper you wanted then putting it back in the printer and printing the template on the back and cut and stick it all together and voila the cutest little mail box ever, I love it!


To finish it all off I bent some craft wire as though it was a stem scrambling up the side of the mail box, glued it in a couple of places to hold it in place and then just dotted some leaves and flowers along the stem.  I printed off some butterflies, dragonflies and even a little bee (again all in the kit as embellishments) and layered them up for definition and attached them to strips of acetate and slotted them behind the flowers so it looks like they're sort of flying around.  Again the piccies don't show the effect very well but it is very pretty.

So, if you're still with me after all those piccies, thank you.  I hope you like my little project it was fun to do and really quite simple and not a copic in sight!

Well time for me to go.  Don't forget you can pop across to the challenge blog here and enter for a chance to win a fab Polkadoodles download store voucher and even the 3 DT favourites get a free digi stamp voucher.  You know you don't even have to use Polkadoodles products to enter how fab is that.

Take care folks and happy crafting.
Ann-Marie
xx


Challenges I'm entering

Allsorts  -  Spring flowers or showers

Crafters Castle  -  anything goes (optional - dimensional)

Crafty Creations Challenges  -  anything goes










30 March 2018

Polkadoodles Crafty Challenge

Good morning my lovelies and happy Good Friday.  It is such a soggy day here today I think it's rained all night and there is no sign of it stopping either so in my head a perfect day for crafting then.

Well it's Friday and that means a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenges.  As normal it's an anything goes theme and I have made a card using 'Primrose, The Darling Buds' and she is beautiful.  She's been coloured up with my copics but this little beauty also comes with a free coloured version so if you are in a hurry and don't have the time to colour she's perfect just print and make.

Medium:  copics
Flowers:  Polkadoodles 'Lemonade Fizz' download

The papers I've used are gorgeous and from a Polkadoodles download so I've just printed them off.  Perfect in my book as you never run out just print and go.

So let's meet 'Primrose' up close and personal in my next piccie.  I so love her dress I want one and I added just a sprinkling of glitter on her flowers for a little shimmer.


I've got one last photo to share with you today as I wanted to show you the flowers.  These were actually all printed off the 'Lemonade Fizz' download and literally all I did was cut them out and layer them up and add a pearl in the centre and look just how pretty they are.  The leaves were printed as well.


Okay so that's it from me for today.  Don't forget the new Polkadoodles challenge starts today.  Pop across here and have a look you can see all my teamies gorgeous makes then too.  You can always check out the Facebook page here for some fabulous inspiration.

Before I go I would like to enter my card in to some challenges:-

Simon Says Stamp  -  anything goes

Fussy and Fancy challenge  -  spring flowers

Noor Design  -  Spring

Crafty Creations Challenge  -  anything goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Spring flowers

Okay folks have a lovely Easter weekend.

Happy crafting.
Ann-Marie
xxx









26 March 2018

'Sigh! Shoes!'

Happy Monday my crafty friends.  It's a beautiful spring like day here today, although the wind is still a little nippy but a gorgeous day all the same.

I'm popping in with a card to share and I've used another Polkadoodles cutie pie on this one. I'm so in love with these sweet little images there is always something for every occasion.  I was asked to make a card for someone with a slight obsession with shoes and I thought Winnie Fruit Punch 'Sigh! Shoes!' was just perfect.  Again I've teamed her up with some papers from Polkadoodles and they are just lush so pretty and fresh.

Medium:  copics/spectrum noirs
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon/Twine/Gems from stash


Okay so my usual close up of the image.  Adorable isn't she and so so easy to colour.

Copic/Spectrum Noirs

Face/Body:  E000, E11,E13, R20
Hair:  Spectrum Noirs BG1, BG4, BG6, BG7, 
Clothes:  BG11, BG15, BG59/V04, V05, V06, V09

So the eldest of my little peeps has gone off to bed, the hubster has also climbed the wooden hill so I now a little time to do as I please.  I've just made myself a lovely cup of coffee, pulled out the 'cough cough' hidden Reese's peanut butter cups I've had stashed away and I'm now going to colour and craft to my hearts content for an hour or two ... complete bliss.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you've managed to grab yourself some crafty time also.  Take care.

Ann-Marie
xxx

       Challenges I would like to enter:-

        Crafting from the Heart  -  anything goes

         Crafty Friends Challenge Blog  -  anything goes 

        A bit more time to craft  -  anything goes 

         Creatalicious Challenges  -  anything goes (with optional birthday)