Tuesday, 11 December 2018

LDRS Creative –Mitten Tags!




Hello everyone! Hope everything is OK with you!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today and it's a Christmas Countdown!!  It’s nearly here!! Eeek! Not that I’m excited you understand.

This time I have some little tags to show you, made with the new release EYELET LACE RECTANGLE DIE SET.

It has a lovely decorative edge and I wanted to enhance that by adding some paper from the ARCTIC SNOWFALL 6 x 6 PAPER PAD.

I did this by using the side of the larger frame die to cut along the edge of one of the gorgeous papers.  After trimming it fits the border of the tag very nicely and meant that I did not have to subject anyone to my appalling fussy cutting!!

I love the little mittens and snowflakes from the HOT CHOCOLATE stamp set and I used my stamping platform to make sure the images were in the same place on all three. Well more or less.

I coloured everything with glitter gel pens and added glitter drops, ribbon and twine.


Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamps: HOT CHOCOLATE

THE REST  
Colouring: Sakura Starlight Pens
Others: Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops – Ribbon – Twine

So check out the LDRS Creative blog HERE where you can see all the incredible makes from the amazing DT and go to the store HERE to get all your gorgeous goodies.  We also have a YouTube channel full of education and inspiration and visit our Facebook page where we would love to see all YOUR LDRS creations! And you must sign up to the NEWSLETTER to be among the first to hear about special offers and new releases!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments; I really do appreciate it!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #82: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Digi Choosday Challenge – Vintage Santa!


Good morning everybody!  Hope you’re well!

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new ‘Anything Goes’ challenge over at POLKADOODLES DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   

Don’t forget it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code on THE BLOG to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s for a limited time only so be quick!

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….” are you singing along? Well that’s the theme tune for the DT this week and I have decorated a tag with this fabulous vintage Santa.


I went a little mixed media on this one and I think it suits the image. I already had a piece of card that I had used to ‘clean off’ my stencils from previous projects (I have a growing number of these in my stash) and luckily the colours were just what I wanted. 


Isn’t he awesome and if you prefer he is also available in a clear stamp set HERE


Ingredients:
Digi Image (and small piece of paper): PICKNIX 3 – NORDIC WINTER
Colouring: Copics
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Polkadoodles Dies: POINSETTIA LACE - HOLLY & SPRUCE
Polkadoodles Stamps: SNOWFLAKE GARDEN SET
Polkadoodles Stencils: FEATHERS & WINGS (which you can’t see anymore but it is there trust me)
Other Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Nesting Tags’
The Rest: Corrugated card – Kraft Card - Cheesecloth – Liquid Pearls – Ribbon – Twine – Lunar Paste – Black & White Posca Pens

So visit THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and see all the gorgeous projects from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE!
 
And if you want to hear about more special offers and discounts sign up to the newsletter HERE! That way you will never miss out! And for tons of inspiration take a look at our GALLERY!!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments; I really do appreciate it!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
 CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #76: Anything Goes
WINTER WONDERLAND - Christmas or Winter Characters
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #26: Christmas
MAKE MY MONDAY – Challenge #85: Non-traditional Christmas Colours
SWEET STAMPIN’ CHRISTMAS – November Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE: Challenge #11: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #223: Anything But a Card
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #210: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – 4 Dec: Anything Goes
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – Challenge #420: Anything Goes 
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #82: Anything Goes


Sunday, 2 December 2018

We Love 2 Create – Snow Ho Ho!


Hello, how’s it going?

Time for a new monthly challenge at WE LOVE 2 CREATE which is always ‘Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes’ and we are sponsored by the awesome POLKADOODLES!! Our winner will receive a fabulous prize so check out the blog for details.

I have enrolled in the ‘Leonie Pujol School of Clean-up’ and if you have ever seen her shows on Hochanda you will know what I mean. 🙂 This is how this project came to be as the background was created almost entirely by cleaning off different stencils after using them on other projects.  No such thing as waste on my desk..…just uncontrollable mess! 😱

There is some added stamping and stencil work with Oxides and white paste but on the whole this was ‘ready-made’ if you will.

Aren’t these gnomes fantastic! They are hugely popular so get to the store and check them all out HERE; be quick as they’re selling out fast!!

Ingredients:
Main Polkadoodles Stamp Image: GNOME MEN –SNOW HO HO
Colouring: Ecoline Brush Markers
Colouring Paper: Watercolour
Dies: None (!!?!!)
Other Polkadoodles Stamps: WINTER FLURRIES
Polkadoodles Stencils: WINTER/CHRISTMAS LANDSCAPES - ACCENTS
The Rest: Luna Paste - Imagination Crafts Starlight Paint – Distress Oxides - Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops – Posca Pens – Cheesecloth - Fluffy Round Things (not their commercial name)

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to comment; I really do appreciate it! Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

See ya!
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #217: Christmas/Winter Sentiment
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Anything Goes Challenge
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #76: Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #26: Christmas
MAKE MY MONDAY – Challenge #85: Non-traditional Christmas Colours
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #379: Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPIN’ CHRISTMAS – November Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE: Challenge #11: Anything Goes
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - Challenge #431: Crazy Egg/Anything Goes

Friday, 30 November 2018

LDRS Creative New Release Blog Hop Day 3


Hi everyone! I'm back! 😁



Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are celebrating love and friendship, being on Cloud #9 with sweet new products!

There are FOUR stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet:  CLOUD NO.9 from Cre8tive Cre8tions, LOVE IN BLOOM, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, and HANGING OUT from our very awesome Polkadoodles line!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, thanks to the LOVE LETTER LACE ENVELOPE, the FAIRY FANTASY LACE ENVELOPE, the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE and the BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE die sets.

Who's ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: COUNTY FAIR and SUMMER SHORE.

Lastly, because we wanted to show you how all the products come easily together, we decided to rerelease the Sincerely Yours 6x6 paperpack. It has so many fantastic patterns; give them a try!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!


Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $30 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on December 4th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code LOVE15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 12/2/18)

For our final day of the blog hop I have used the gorgeous new die set BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE.

This is a fantastic die set with so many elements and you need little else to make an effective card, so that is all I used on my project today. 




I cut my card base using the largest of the dies and then took some watercolour card to create  a background.  I used Creative Expressions Shimmer Shaker powders, sprinkled onto the wet surface, and added more water to mix. 


I decided to go for a dramatic effect by cutting all my die pieces in black, and I edged them with the Snowy White ink that comes as part of the SUMMER SHORE HYBRID INK MINI PACK.

This was such a simple and quick card to make (if you don’t count the drying time and how long it took me to clean the powders off my desk).  😜



So useful for all sorts of occasions! Trust me you NEED this gorgeous die set. 

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 

Day 3:



Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I would like to enter the following challenges:
ALWAYS FUN CHALLENGES – Challenge #86: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #230: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – November 27: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Anything Goes Challenge
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #379: Anything Goes
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #232: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE: Challenge #11: Anything Goes
4 CRAFTY CHICKS - Challenge #431: Crazy Egg/Anything Goes

Thursday, 29 November 2018

LDRS Creative New Release Blog Hop Day 2


Hello again; welcome back!




Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are celebrating love and friendship, being on Cloud #9 with sweet new products!

There are FOUR stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet:  CLOUD NO.9 from Cre8tive Cre8tions, LOVE IN BLOOM, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, and HANGING OUT from our very awesome Polkadoodles line!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, thanks to the LOVE LETTER LACE ENVELOPE, the FAIRY FANTASY LACE ENVELOPE, the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE and the BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE die sets.

Who's ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: COUNTY FAIR and SUMMER SHORE.

Lastly, because we wanted to show you how all the products come easily together, we decided to rerelease the Sincerely Yours 6x6 paperpack. It has so many fantastic patterns; give them a try!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!


Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $30 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on December 4th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code LOVE15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 12/2/18)

So its day 2 of this fabulous blog hop and I have used the stunning stamp set BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS to make a very simple CAS card. 


I measured a piece of watercolour card to fit an A6 (UK)/A2 (US) card blank and
I decided to stamp the main bouquet image twice and emboss in gold.

I used my stamping platform so that the image would be in the same position in both corners. 


I used one of the sentiments that comes with the set and embossed that to.

I coloured with watercolour markers and ‘blobbed' on (not a lot of precision to be found here I'm afraid) some pearl drops to finish. 


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 


Day 2:


And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!


Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I would like to enter the following challenges:
ALWAYS FUN CHALLENGES – Challenge #86: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #230: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – November 27: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS - Anything Goes Challenge
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #232: Anything Goes
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #431: Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #203: Anything Goes

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

LDRS Creative New Release Blog Hop Day 1


Hi everyone! Exciting day at LDRS Creative....



Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are celebrating love and friendship, being on Cloud #9 with sweet new products!

There are FOUR stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet:  CLOUD NO.9 from Cre8tive Cre8tions, LOVE IN BLOOM, BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, and HANGING OUT from our very awesome Polkadoodles line!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, thanks to the LOVE LETTER LACE ENVELOPE, the FAIRY FANTASY LACE ENVELOPE, the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE and the BUILD-A-CARD GARDEN ESCAPE die sets.

Who's ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: COUNTY FAIR and SUMMER SHORE.

Lastly, because we wanted to show you how all the products come easily together, we decided to rerelease the Sincerely Yours 6x6 paperpack. It has so many fantastic patterns; give them a try!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!


Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $30 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on December 4th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code LOVE15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 12/2/18)

Eeek!! Such gorgeous new goodies in THE STORE and I have a tutorial for you today showing how I made this card!



So to start I used the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE DIE SET and cut two of the tag shapes. 



I wanted to create a rose so I took the first layer for the rose from the LOVE IN BLOOM STAMP SET and positioned using my stamp platform. 



I stamped in the lightest of my chosen inks, Swimming Hole, from the COUNTRY FAIR - MINI HYBRID INK SET.

I then took the second layer of the rose and positioned it over my first layer and stamped in my next darkest ink La La Lavender (also from the COUNTRY FAIR - MINI HYBRID INK SET). 

 I then stamped the third and final layer in the same way but in Mrs Periwinkle from the SUMMER SHORE - MINI HYBRID INK SET.

(sorry forget to take a picture of that DOH!!) 

On the second tag I stamped one the sentiments from the LOVE IN BLOOM set in Mrs Periwinkle and built a flower in the same way as before but this time with the rose bud stamp; the first layer in Swimming Hole and the second in La La Lavender.


To both tags I added borders of leaves (in Key Lime Pie from the COUNTRY FAIR - MINI HYBRID INK SET ) and flowers (Mrs Periwinkle & La La Lavender) using some of the smaller stamps in the set masking off the pretty picot edges for a cleaner finish. 



I then took the sweet little butterfly and stamped twice with my RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD

I coloured them with water based markers and fussy cut, then cut the large die from the EYELET LACE RECTANGLE DIE SET from white card. 


To finish I inked all the edges, added ribbon, twine and a few drops of Glossy Accents.
 Voila!!




 Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 
Day 1:

And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFT STAMPER – Take it Make It November Challenge: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #230: Anything Goes
DIE CUTTIN’ DIVAS – Challenge #397: Tags
ALWAYS FUN CHALLENGES – Challenge #86: Anything Goes
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #232: Anything Goes

Friday, 23 November 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes with Bugaboo Stamps!

Hello! Hope everything is going OK and you're not caught up in the Black Friday mayhem!!!

It’s time for a new challenge over on THE COLOUR CRAZY CHALLENGE BLOG and our weekly theme is always ‘Anything Goes’! There is a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out THE BLOG  for details.  But don’t forget we do require you to include SOME COLOURING (any medium you like) on your entry…that is what we’re all about after all!

We are sponsored this time by the fabulous


I love this BOBBLEHEAD REINDEER; he has such a great expression.  I really wanted to put the word WHAT??!! above his head when he saw how many pressies were in the sleigh that he was expected to pull…by himself!!


Ingredients:
Digi Image: BOBBLEHEAD REINDEER
Colouring: Copics:
                    E18/23/35 & E37/35/33/31
                    R22/20/00
                    R59/29/27
                    C7/5/3/ 100
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Background Paper: LOTV Krafty Christmas
Dies: POLKADOODLES PERFECT PARCELS - Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’ & ‘Santa’s Sleigh’
Others: Glitter Paper - POLKADOODLES HO HO HO CHRISTMAS PAPER PACK - Gold Posca Pen – Nuvo Glitter Drops

So visit THE BLOG and join in with our fab colouring challenge, and as it is Anything Goes you have no excuse!!!  And if you love colouring why not share your makes with us in our FB GROUP! We would love to see you.

Thanks so much for looking and for your kind comments and have a wonderful weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #229: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – 20 November: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #378: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #28: November Anything Goes
MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – Challenge #4: November Anything Christmas Goes 
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #81: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #217: Christmas/Winter Sentiment
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #26: Christmas
ALPHABET CHALLENGE – R is for Reindeer
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #76: Anything Goes
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS – November Challenge: November Chill
THAT’S CRAFTY – Winter Wonderland

Thursday, 22 November 2018

LDRS Creative – Holly Jolly Snowmen!


Hello everyone! Hope everything is OK with you!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today with another Christmas Card. But first I must let you know that there is a CLEARANCE SALE on right now with amazing reductions on lots of yummy goodies!! You will not want to miss it!

There are some gorgeous papers in the HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAYS 6x6 PAPER PACK and one of my faves is full of sweet snowmen, too cute to cover up. Luckily they are spaced in such a way that I was able to cut some of them out with a circle die.  I also used a smaller die to cut an area of the background as well.   


I added another couple of layers of paper across the centre and arranged my little snowmen on top in a pattern I liked.


I stamped a sentiment from the HOT CHOCOLATE set onto the smaller ‘background’ circle, added foam tape to the back of everything and popped them onto my card.


Nuvo drops were added (not too expertly I have to say) and some white gel pen and the card was done! 



Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamps: HOT CHOCOLATE

THE REST  
Others: Tonic ‘Nesting Circle Dies’ - Nuvo Crystal Drops – White Gel Pen

So check out the LDRS Creative blog HERE where you can see all the incredible makes from the amazing DT and go to the store HERE to get all your gorgeous goodies.  We also have a YouTube channel full of education and inspiration and visit our Facebook page where we would love to see all YOUR LDRS creations! And you must sign up to the NEWSLETTER to be among the first to hear about special offers and new releases!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments; I really do appreciate it!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #75: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #229: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Snowman Challenge
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #378: Anything Goes
MIX IT UP – Challenge #19: Anything Goes/Aperture
MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – Challenge #4: November Anything Christmas Goes 
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #81: Anything Goes
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS – November Challenge: November Chill
THAT’S CRAFTY – Winter Wonderland
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #217: Christmas/Winter Sentiment