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Friday, 6 July 2018

LDRS Creative July New Release - Day 3

Hi everyone, hope you have enjoyed our fabulous blog hop showcasing all the awesome new releases for July!!  Haven’t the DT projects been amazing? 
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)!
We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them 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 $50 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 July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)


So my last card is all about the stamping.


One die-cut snuck its way in there but I thought it would be nice to show how one amazingly versatile stamp set, SHORE LUCKY in this case, can make a simple card where you don’t have to worry about dimension or embellishments as the stamps do all the work for you….well you do have to get involved a bit.

I even have a tutorial to show you, so grab a cup of tea, mug of coffee (or something stronger if you need it) and let’s get started.

I began by creating a sunset on watercolour card with some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens


Next I used one of the dies from the WAVES & CLOUDS SET to cut a mask from scrap paper.


Taking my super black RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD I sponged at the bottom of my coloured background to create an ‘island’.


 I then cut the stunning SCALLOPED RECTANGLE from black card as I wanted a frame.


I used my stamp platform to align my stamps where I wanted them so that they would fit within the frame once I had stuck it down.

Using my RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD I stamped another palm tree, a sentiment, the whale tail, splashes and birds all from the super SHORE LUCKY set to make my scene, and I completed it by adding highlights and interest with a white pen.

I wanted to ‘look out’ onto my idyllic island scene so I took the frame that I had previously cut from the SCALLOPED RECTANGLE  and removed one of the longer sides, inked with white, so that it would appear as a sort of gateway.


 All complete and all it needed was to be attached to a card blank. Simple really!



Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 




Thanks so much for looking and joining us on our new release hop!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I would like to enter the following challenges: 

Colour Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes With Kinda Cute Stamps!


Hello! How are things? Hope you’re not melting in this hot weather...I know I am!

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 fabulous


 This cute little guy is BOY PLAYING VIDEO GAMES  (look at his little tongue sticking out with concentration) and I coloured him with Copics.


My idea was to show how totally absorbing video games can be and this one has taken our little fella into outer space!!  Hope he’s not afraid of heights!!


Ingredients:
Colouring: Copics: E37/35/33/53
                                 B18/05/02/00
                                 V9/17/12/01
                                 100, C7/5/3                    
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Background: Watercolour Card with Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flows: ‘Indigo Dawn’ & ‘Azure Blue’ - Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shaker ‘Dark Night’ and white acrylic paint
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Rocket’ – Tonic Nesting Circles – Joanna Sheen ‘Starburst’
Others: Star & Circle Punches

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:
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #203: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #213: Anything Goes
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – What’s That Up in the Sky? (Stars & Rocket)
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – Challenge #75: Male Themed

Thursday, 5 July 2018

LDRS Creative July New Release - Day 2

Hi everyone I'm back again with day 2 of the amazing LDRS Creative New Release Blog Hop!
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)!
We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them 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 $50 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 July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)

I have to admit to squealing just a little bit when I saw this gorgeous stamp set, HEATWAVE, and knew instantly what I wanted to create with the main image. 

I decided that she looked a little like a mermaid and after stamping her out with my RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD I coloured her as such with my Copics.  I also gave her a ‘tail’ by stamping the ice cream cone and adding two of the feathers to the top.

The background was made with the awesome SUNBURST RECTANGLE die but I used it as a stencil, pushing gilding wax through for my shining rising sun. 


The sea is from the stunning YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE 6X6 PAPER PACK and I added the whale tail, splashes and birds from the SHORE LUCKY stamp set. I wanted a bit more dimension so I also added the waves from the fabulous SURFING WAVE & SANDY BEACH SET 

I cut one of the sentiments from HEATWAVE and VERY roughly cut it into a cloud shape then die cut another more professional looking one from the SUN & CLOUDS DIE SET.

 Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 


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:
SWEET STAMPIN’ – Summer Brights
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #203: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #213: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Bright Colours
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – July 3: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #147: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #369: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #71: Anything Goes
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – What’s That Up in the Sky? (Sun, Clouds & Birds)
SPARKLES MONTHLY – Challenge #105: Let’s Be Pretty
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #24: July Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #6: Anything Goes 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

LDRS Creative July New Release - Day 1


Hi everyone, hope you are well!
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)!
We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them 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 $50 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 July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)


Oh my goodness this July release is just GORGEOUS!! And very appropriate as the UK finds itself in the grip of a heatwave right now. Phew! 
So I would think that a nice cool, refreshing glass of lemonade would go down really well so for my card I have used the gorgeous new YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE 6X6 PAPER PACK and LEMONADE stamp set. Doesn’t that look tempting? 


Or maybe you have an ice cream in mind well we have that too, and it can be found in the HEATWAVE set. 



I stamped using my RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD and coloured everything with pencils on watercolour card to add texture.

My ‘beach’ was made using a die from the new SURFING WAVE & SANDY BEACH and you can’t have a day at the beach without sunshine so the SUN & CLOUDS DIE SET
were used as a good place for my sentiment.

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win! 

Jane Savage (You are here!!)



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:
SWEET STAMPIN’ – Summer Brights
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Bright Colours
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #71: Anything Goes
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – What’s That Up in the Sky? (Sun & Clouds)
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #6: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #24: July Anything Goes

IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE - Challenge#97: Ice Cream

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Good morning everybody!  How are things?


It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new ‘Anything Goes’ challenge over at 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 team had a party theme to follow this week and I made a card using the super gorgeous RUBY CELEBRATIONS.  This is actually a project made for the launch of these ladies in April! And now there is a NEW collection of these gorgeous ladies and you can find them HERE.


My ‘firework’ background was created with Brusho’s and one of the stamps from the SUMMERTIME set embossed with gold glitter powder.  I distressed all the edges and mounted it on the starry paper that is a bonus when you purchase the cute LITTLE DUDE SUPERHERO B/W DIGI. 


So RUBY has her heels, a party frock and a balloon what more could a party girl need?!  Get her a glass of Prosecco someone!!

Ingredients:
Colouring: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Dies: Sue Wilson ‘Stitched Flag’ – LDRS ‘Balloons’
Sentiment: WINNIE CELEBRATIONS
Other: POLKADOODLES SUMMERTIME STAMP SET - Brusho’s- Stickles – Glitter Card – Glitter Dots – WOW Glitter Embossing Powder

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…it’s awesome!!

Nikky will be back on Hochanda TV tomorrow at 12 Noon & 4pm BST showcasing more Polkadoodles gorgeousness! Be sure to tune in on Sky 673, Freeview 85 and Freesat 817 or watch online

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:
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #203: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #147: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #369: Anything Goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #192: Anything Goes
STAR STAMPZ – Celebrations
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Bright Colours
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – July 3: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #71: Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPIN’ – Summer Brights
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #213: Anything Goes
SPARKLES MONTHLY – Challenge #105: Let’s Be Pretty
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #6: Anything Goes

Saturday, 23 June 2018

LDRS Creative – Monkeying Around!


Hello everyone! Happy Saturday!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today and once again I have chosen to use the new SAFARI STAMP & DIE SET.

I have had this idea in my head as soon as I saw this collection; a monkey chain to snag a banana. 

I stamped the monkey, vine and grasses a few times and coloured with watercolour markers, then cut them out using their corresponding dies.  I also coloured and cut a single banana. 

I used my stamping platform to position the sentiment and then stuck everything down with 3D foam. 

Nice bright yellow Nuvo Drops were the finishing touch. Now if he could Just...Reach...That...Banana!

Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS

THE REST  
Others: Doodling – SN AquaTint Brush Pens – Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ribbon – Twine - Eyelet

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!  Enjoy your weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #211: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #202: Anything Goes/Father’s Day
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR - June 19: Anything Goes
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – Animal Crackers
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #145: Anything Goes
SUNNY DAY CRAFTING – Challenge #25: Any Animal
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #86: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #70: Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #21: Animals
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #206: Anything Goes + a Sentiment

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Digi Choosday Challenge – Here Comes Trouble!

Good morning everybody!  How are things?


It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new ‘Anything Goes’ challenge over at 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 the team were asked to focus on the sentiment this time and I made what I consider to be my quickest card to date! I knew what I wanted to do immediately which is rare for me as I usually take a few days of eureka moments and ‘no that won’t work’ revelations before I get to my craft desk.  Yes I really am that crazy! 


I used the fabulous LITTLE MONSTERS and bought one of the sentiments into Word and then added lots of the little pre-coloured characters around it. Mats distressed, inked, layered and stuck. Glossy Accents and doodling added…done!

Ingredients:
Pre-coloured Images, Paper and Sentiment: LITTLE MONSTERS
Other: Black Soot and Dusty Concord DI – Glossy Accents - Doodling

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…it’s awesome!!

Now for some exciting news!! Tune in to Hochanda TV today at 12 Noon & 4pm BST to see our fabulous Nikky Hall showcasing the most amazing new products!! Eeeek they are sooo adorable!!!

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 #69: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #40: Always Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #145: Anything Goes
PEARLY SPARKLES – Challenge #29: Masculine
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #86: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #211: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR - June 19: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #70: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #202: Anything Goes/Father’s Day
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #368: Anything Goes