Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Polkadoodles Craft Blog –Madagascar!


Good morning everybody, hope everything is OK.

Well after my Digi Choosday post yesterday I am ‘bothering’ the Polkadoodles Blog today with a little tutorial.  I show how I created this wall hanger, featuring the characters, Melman, Gloria, Alex and Marty from the cartoon movie Madagascar…hence the post title. 


I do like to challenge myself and make something just to see if I can.  Saying that I have absolutely no idea why I created this or why the thought popped into my head.  In fact the movie was on TV the other week but I had made this way before then so I’m as baffled as you probably are.


So if you have a burning desire to put a motley crew of animals on your wall I show you how you can do it by using just 2 of the mega versatile Polkadoodles Die Sets (well 3 if you count the whiskers I cut from the cat set).


Pop over to the BLOG and take a look!


Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
Dies: GEORGE THE GIRAFFE ‘DORABLE DOG KITTY WHISKERS (for the...um...whiskers)
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Stencils: TROPICAL FOLIAGE

Other Stuff:
Letter Colouring: Copics
The Rest: Box Card – Gesso – Acrylic Paint – Hessian Ribbon - Googly Eyes

Thanks so much for visiting and I appreciate you taking the time to comment! 
Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #168: Anything Goes 
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #93: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #390: Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPIN’ – Anything Goes/Teacher Appreciation
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Week May 14: Anything Goes 
AS YOU LIKE IT – Fave Non-Card Project (I like to make something just to see if I can)
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #51: Anything Goes
MORGAN’S ARTWORLD OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #5: Anything Goes 
CLASSIC DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #34: May - Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #05: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Digi Choosday Challenge –A Helga Dreamcatcher!


Good morning everybody! 

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!

 The theme for the team this week was a good luck gift or charm so I created a dreamcatcher.



I love this image of Helga in her jimmy-jams and mouse slippers! Think it may be time for a new toothbrush though!! 



Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
Digi Image: HELGA HIPPO BEDTIME
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Stencils: FEATHERS & WINGS

Other Stuff:
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
The Rest: Ribbon – Twine – Metallic Pearls – Tonic Nuvo Drops & Embellishment Mouse – Creative Expressions Luna Paste

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:
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #168: Anything Goes 
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #93: Anything Goes
AS YOU LIKE IT – Fave Non-Card Project (I like to make something just to see if I can)
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #32: Animals
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Week May 14: Anything Goes 
SWEET STAMPIN’ – Anything Goes/Teacher Appreciation
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #51: Anything Goes
MORGAN’S ARTWORLD OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #5: Anything Goes  
CLASSIC DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #34: May - Anything Goes

Thursday, 9 May 2019

LDRS Creative –Bunny Knievel!


Hello everyone!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today sharing a bunny daredevil making the jump of his life!! Hehe!

I have combined two sets of the new release stamps to create this scene, stamping everything out and then masking to add my watercolour background.

There is no way to tell how many trucks he has already jumped, or how many more are to come… 

…but his little friend on the ground seems to be confident he’s going to make it…so fingers crossed!!

Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamping: RAVEN HYBRID INK

THE REST  
Watercolour Paper - Watercolours – Masking Fluid

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 FROM THE HEART – Challenge #242: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Anything Goes
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #439: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #168: Anything Goes  
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #93: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #390: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS - Challenge #233: 3-2-1 (pushing it a bit but 3 trucks – 2 animals – 1 motorbike)

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Digi Choosday Challenge –Paartaay!


Good morning everybody! 

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! 



So we are looking at a birthday theme this week and I have made a little party hat. 

It had to be little as it is surprising just how big the paper need to be to make a cone to fit the average head!!!  😬😬


Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Papers: WORK & PLAY 6

Other Stuff:
Colouring: Copics
The Rest: Glitter Ribbon – Felt – Glitter Card

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:
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #92: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #389: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – April 30: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #242: Anything Goes
COPIC MARKER NORGE – Challenge #106: Anything Goes/No Lines

Sunday, 28 April 2019

We Love 2 Create –Believe in Magic!


Hello! Happy Sunday!

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.

Now ever since I was little (yes, I can remember that far back; just) I have loved shadow puppets (!). My parents even bought me a shadow theatre complete with odd looking characters and I played with it constantly...well until it sort of disintegrated.  And I think that is where my love for silhouettes comes from.  So how could I possibly resist these GORGEOUS new Polkadoodles stamps that were premiered on Hochanda recently?

The beauty of a silhouette stamp is that it cries out for an interesting background.  So step up please all those mop-up, stencil cleaning & general experimenting bits of paper that have accumulated in my ‘oooh-must-do-something-with-that’ drawer.


I used quite a textured watercolour paper so stamping the silhouettes was never going to be easy.  Thank goodness for a stamping platform, how did I manage without one? 


Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:

Other Stuff:
Background: Distress Oxide ‘mop-up’ on textured watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine – Candid Apple, Carved Pumpkin & Walnut Stain Distress Oxides
The Rest: Posca Pens – Chipboard Corners

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:
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – 3rd Birthday Challenge #4: Anything Goes 
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Anything Goes
MORE MIXED MEDIA CHALLENGE – Anything Goes Optional Yellow
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #167: Anything Goes/Animals
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #92: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #389: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #33: April Anything Goes

Friday, 26 April 2019

Colour Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes with Fabrika Fantasy!


Hello! Hope everything is OK!

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!

This week we are sponsored by the amazing…

…and I am using the super cute SUMMER PUPPY. Awww!


Actually this is my last post for the challenge. I have loved my time with this super talented group of ladies but it’s time to move on. I want to thank Ruth, our ridiculously organised DT Leader for all her hard work and patience, and the rest of the talented designers for making The Colour Crazy Challenge such a great team to be a part of. THANK YOU!! MWAH!!


Ingredients:
Digi Image: SUMMER PUPPY
Colouring:
Copics: C3/2/1/0
 100 C7/5
 BG09/57/53/13
 R14/22/11
 YR23/31
 + Chalk for background
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Background Paper: LDRS Splendid Azure
Dies: LDRS Creative Build-A-Card Garden Escape – POLKADOODLES STITCHED & PIERCED CIRCLES
Others: Pearls

So visit THE BLOG and join in with our fab colouring challenge, and as it is Anything Goes you have no excuse!!!  

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 #241: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – April 23 Challenge: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – 3rd Birthday Challenge #4: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #225: Happy Birthday Sentiment
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #167: Anything Goes/Animals
COPIC MARKER NORGE – Challenge #106: Anything Goes/No Lines

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

LDRS Creative –Watch it Grow!


Hello everyone! Hope you’re well!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today with a card and a tutorial using one of the gorgeous new Polkadoodles stamps now available in the store.


This is HOLLY WATCH IT GROW and I have placed her in a little easel card ‘garden’. 


I stamped her in a pale ink and coloured her with Copics.


There are step-by-step photos on THE BLOG if you dare!!



Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamps: LOVE IN BLOOM STAMP SET (sentiment & mini flowers) & ON THE MOVE - LANDSCAPE (clouds)
Stamping Inks: RAVEN HYBRID INK , FLESH HYBRID INK from the SUMMER SHORE MINI SET & LIPSTICK JUNGLE from the COUNTY FAIR MINI SET
Background Paper & Fussy Cut Flowers: DAISY DELIGHTS 6x6 PAPER PACK

THE REST  
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Colouring: Copics
Others: Tonic Nuvo Crystal & Glitter Drops

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:
CRAFT STAMPER - Take It Make It Challenge: Anything Goes
KRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #451: Flowers
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #241: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – April 23 Challenge: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #167: Anything Goes/Animals
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #92: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – 3rd Birthday Challenge #4: Anything Goes
COPIC MARKER NORGE – Challenge #106: Anything Goes/No Lines




Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Digi Choosday Challenge –Be a Mermaid!

Good morning everybody! 

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!

I really love to play with ink, paint and pigment powders to create backgrounds but this is my first attempt with alcohol inks on plastic craft paper… and I absolutely love it.  It's great fun but do wear gloves as you will stain your hands. Ask me how I know this??!!
So my card today features the stunning MERIBELLE SWISHY TAIL and I have cropped her and placed her inside the card, over my inky background.
I also cut an aperture in the front of the card so that you can just see her peeping through and used the flower stamps from the BEST OF DAYS to create an underwater/other-worldly sort of look. I think you get what I mean.

Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
Digi Image: MERIBELLE SWISHY TAIL
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Sentiment: ULA’S LIFE
Polymer Stamps: BEST OF DAYS & HEART SING

Other Stuff:
Colouring: Copics (Digi) – Zig Real Brush Markers (Stamps)
The Rest: Versafine Ink - Watercolour Paper - Grafix Plastic Craft Paper – Alcohol Inks – Distress Oxides - Clear Dewdrops – Black Card

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!!

And why not join us on our other Polkadoodles  challenge blogs!
It's always Anything Goes!






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:
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #91: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #388: Anything Goes
CRAFT STAMPER - Take It Make It Challenge: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – 3rd Birthday Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #241: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – April 16: Anything Goes 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

LDRS Creative –Celebration Page!


Hello everyone!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today sharing a page from my ‘Messing Around Book’ (or art journal if you prefer).


This AMAZING girl stamp is from the CELEBRATION STAMP SET and is absolutely HUGE!! I kid you not!!  I stamped her with my RAVEN HYBRID INK  and coloured with watercolour paints and I did the same with the single balloon stamp, adding the heart stamp to the centre for luck. 


My background was created by sweeping all the colours in the COUNTY FAIR HYBRID INK MINI PACK and the SUMMER SHORE HYBRID INK MINI PACK (well apart from the white) across the paper both up and down until I had a coverage and colour I liked.  

For more texture and interest I used some of the smaller stamps in the CELEBRATION STAMP SET, stamping some with the Hybrid Inks and some to be embossed with gold glitter powder.  I then added texture paste through the WAFFLE CONE STENCIL.

I edged the page and all the added images with RAVEN HYBRID INK and finally created a flower from the heart stamp to add to my lovely lady’s hair.  Of course this had NOTHING whatsoever to do with wanting to cover up my completely appalling water colouring underneath. Oh no, nothing whatsoever!!!


Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamping Ink: RAVEN HYBRID INK
Background: COUNTY FAIR HYBRID INK MINI PACK & SUMMER SHORE HYBRID INK MINI PACK

THE REST  
Imagination Crafts Shabby Chic Paste – WOW Embossing Powder - Watercolour Paper - Watercolours – Metallic Pearl - 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:
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #03: Anything Goes
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE –Wk 6: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #240: Anything Goes
DOUBLE D CHALLENGES – Watercolour
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – April 9: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Only for the Girls
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #91: Anything Goes
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – Challenge #429: Kitty Bee - Anything Goes  
CRAFT STAMPER - Take It Make It Challenge: Anything Goes
CREATIVE ARTISTE – Challenge #48: Anything Mixed Media Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – 3rd Birthday Challenge #4: Anything Goes
MORE MIXED MEDIA CHALLENGE – Anything Goes Optional Yellow
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #388: Anything Goes
SIMON SAYS STAMP – Wednesday Challenge: No Designer Paper