Monday, 17 June 2019

Polkadoodles Craft Blog –Fairy Magic!


Hi everyone, hope everything is OK.

I am on the POLKADOODLES BLOG today sharing a tutorial for this project.


I was in stamp, die and stencil heaven with this one, and apart from drying time it was pretty quick to put together.


Not too sure what I’m going to do with it though!!


Lots more detail can be found over on the BLOG so please pop over and take a look!


Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:

Other Stuff:
Colouring: Watercolours
The Rest: A4 Greyboard – Gesso – Acrylic Paint – Distress Oxides – Micro beads

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 #170: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #245: Anything Goes
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – Three B’s (I have used a butterfly stencil & dies)
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #392: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #229: Anything Goes + A Sentiment
CRAFT STAMPER – Take It Make It June Challenge: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #06 June: Anything Goes
MORGAN’S ARTWORLD – Challenge #06: Anything Goes
MY TIME TO CRAFT – Challenge #399: Watercolour
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #35: June Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPIN’ – Queen For A Day
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #112: Fairies & Fantasy
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #236: Anything But A Card

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Digi Choosday Challenge –Bon Voyage Kitty!


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 team are wishing ‘Bon Voyage/Good Luck’ with our makes this week and adding beach colours to the mix too.


Now I am a fan of creating scenes and scenarios so my card today depicts WINNIE waving a fond farewell (with a lacy hankie no less) to her little adventurous kitty JASPER who is off on a journey. NOT to the vet I would expect. 


I always thought this Winnie image looked as if she was waving goodbye to someone so I simply replaced the flowers in her hand with a small piece of netting…sorry…delicate handkerchief.   


JASPER does look a bit bewildered, bless him. Maybe he just realised he doesn’t like flying!!


Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Stamps: TEXTURES GALORE (for the sea)

Other Stuff:
Colouring: Copics
The Rest: Kraft card - Distress Oxides – Seashore buttons – Piece of netting.

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:
MY TIME TO CRAFT – Challenge #398: Let’s Get Krafty
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #164: Anything Goes/Optional Blue
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #06 June: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #35: June Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #245: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #170: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – June 11: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Water Challenge
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #95: Anything Goes

Monday, 10 June 2019

LDRS Creative –Under the Weather?!


Hello everyone!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today with a very simple card featuring the gorgeous new PUDDLE JUMPER stamp set.

I adore these little ducks and I decided to stamp them onto a grey-toned paper with my RAVEN HYBRID INK and colour with pencils.


I used a few of the other stamps in the set to create a Get Well Soon card making a little scene of mummy duck and kiddies enjoying a walk in the rain.




I couldn’t resist adding some ‘waterproofing' to the little ducks so I stamped the head of Mrs Duck and cut away the hat, and stamped the umbrella, cutting away the handle.  So now everyone is dry! Yay!!


I doodled around the edge of my scene and then simply matted it onto a piece of one of the gorgeous papers from the PUDDLE JUMPER 6x6 PAPER PAD, adding my ‘topper’ to an A2 (US)/A6 (UK) card blank.



Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamps Set: PUDDLE JUMPER

THE REST  
Grey-toned Paper - Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils - Doodling

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:
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #443: Something New (New release stamps & paper)
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #164: Anything Goes/Optional Blue
CRAFT STAMPER – Take It Make It June Challenge: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #06 June: Anything Goes
MORGAN’S ARTWORLD – Challenge #06: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #35: June Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #245: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #170: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #95: Anything Goes

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Polkadoodles Craft Blog –Celebrate the Rainbow!


Good morning everybody, hope everything is OK.

I am on the POLKADOODLES BLOG today with a very simple card using some of the brand new POLKADOODLES DIE SETS.


I began by colouring sections of watercolour card with different colour Distress Oxides and then spritzed them with water.  Once dry I cut each different colour with the fabulous DELICATE DAISY BORDER die making sure to keep all the flower centres!! Yes, crazy me, I added them all back in with a contrasting colour.


I decided to doodle a border around my card blank and stuck my die cuts down with foam pads in an order I liked.


The gorgeous CELEBRATE die cut in black finishes things off.

Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
**Affiliated links are used where possible at no extra cost to you**

Other Stuff:
Colouring Paper: Watercolour Card
The Rest: Doodling

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:
FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #443: Something New (New Dies)
KRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #458: Die Cuts
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #164: Anything Goes/Optional Blue
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #06 June: Anything Goes
MORGAN’S ARTWORLD – Challenge #06: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #35: June Anything Goes

Friday, 31 May 2019

LDRS Creative New Release Blog Hop Day 2




Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are 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)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly - Spring Chicken, Holly - Just Breezing By, Holly - Chirpy ChirpHolly - Bunny Tail. We just love them all!

But that's not all... give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren't they the cutest?!

What's more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Day, which are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6x6 and 12x12!

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

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 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.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!



Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

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 MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)

Wow!! So difficult to choose my favourite product from this release, everything is so gorgeous!!

For my card today I have used the super cute fox from the Polkadoodles NUTS ABOUT YOU stamp set; stamping him with my FLESH HYBRID INK  for a no-lines look. 


I also stamped the leaves and tree trunk from this set to create a scene for this little chap, all coloured with Copics. 


I took 2 different papers from the stunning PUDDLE JUMPER 6x6 PAPER PACK and cut both the fit my A2 (US)/ A6 (UK) card.  I cut one smaller, fussy cutting the lower edge after drawing around the cloud outline from the RAINY DAYS stencil. 


I cut a piece of card with a leaf die from the Polkadoodles FANCY FLOWERS die set then stamped the ‘Sweet’ sentiment onto it that also came on the NUTS ABOUT YOU stamp set


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!


Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #94: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #169: Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #32: Animals
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #164: Anything Goes/Blue
MY TIME TO CRAFT – Challenge #398: Let’s Get Krafty

Thursday, 30 May 2019

LDRS Creative New Release Blog Hop Day 1


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are 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)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly - Spring Chicken, Holly - Just Breezing By, Holly - Chirpy ChirpHolly - Bunny Tail. We just love them all!

But that's not all... give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren't they the cutest?!

What's more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Day, which are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6x6 and 12x12!

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

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 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.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!



Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

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 MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)

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



So I began with an A2 (US)/A6 (UK) card blank and cut a piece of smooth card to fit on top. I then used both the COMING UP DAISIES and RAINY DAYS stencils to create my garden background using all the colours from the mini hybrid ink set COUNTY FAIR.  SWIMMING HOLE  is the perfect ‘sky’ colour.


I then stamped the stunning new Polkadoodles stamp HOLLY– JUST BREEZING BY with the FLESH HYBRID INK (from the SUMMER SHORE mini hybrid set) onto alcohol ink friendly paper. 


I coloured HOLLY with my markers and added the windswept flowers stamp to the background with my RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD. 


I fussy cut HOLLY but cut off the butterflies so I could add them separately, inking some of the others from the set too.  I coloured the flowers in the background and added 3D foam to HOLLY and my butterflies.

I used my stamping platform to stamp my sentiment into the corner (I was never going to get it right otherwise) then added all my 3D elements.  



Do adore this image with her hair flying about in then wind.
Just a quick look at the dimension! 😊

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: 
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Wk May 28: Anything Goes
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – Challenge #432: Stencilling
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #94: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #169: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #391: Anything Goes 

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Digi Choosday Challenge –Rocket Man!

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 the team are looking at an unusual shaped card for a guy this week and I got it into my head that I wanted to make a rocket card, but the simplest one EVER!!

All I did was cut two large ovals and used the waste from either end of one of them to make the base/legs. Couldn’t be easier! And it’s sort of rocket shaped right?!

The background is a muddle of watercolours, white acrylic paint and white gel pen and I cut the ‘planets’ from a ‘mop-up’ piece of card.

Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
Digi Image & Sentiment: ASTRONAUT LITTLE DUDE DOWNLOAD
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC

Other Stuff:
Dies: Large Nested Ovals –Nesting Circles
Colouring: Copics
The Rest: Small Circle Punch - Watercolour Paper – Watercolours – Card Candi – White Acrylic Paint – White Gel Pen – Card Candi

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:
CRAFT CHALLENGE – Challenge #514: Father’s Day/Male
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #34: May - Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPIN – Birthday Boys
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #110: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #05: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Wk May 28: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #94: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #169: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #391: Anything Goes

Sunday, 26 May 2019

We Love 2 Create – Flamenco Angel!

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 I created this project some time ago for the Hochanda launch of the BELIEVE IN ANGELS COLLECTION but never blogged it.  So here we are my version of a flamenco dancer.


I stamped the angel and coloured with watercolours.  I used the fabulous CREATIVE ANGEL stencil to make multiples of the dress using shimmer texture paste and then cut them all out.


I edged each dress piece with the border of one of the FANCIFUL CIRCLES dies and made her sleeves and collar with some of the cut offs.  I layered up my dresses to create a ‘flowy’ feel and added some flowers to her hair stamped from the FLOWER POWER 1 set gave her an exotic look. 

I mounted everything onto a slim canvas covered with paper from one of the gorgeous POSY DOODLES A4 KITS.


 Ingredients:
Polkadoodles Goodies:
Stencil: CREATIVE ANGEL

Other Stuff:
Ink: Versafine
The Rest: Canvas - Watercolours

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:
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #243: Anything Goes 
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – May 21: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #34: May - Anything Goes
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #110: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #05: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

LDRS Creative –Candy Counter Card!


Hello everyone!

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today. 


I have made a very simple card using papers from just one of the gorgeous paper packs that you can find in the store.


Can’t say more than that really!


Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Paper Pack: CANDY COUNTER 6x6

THE REST  
Doodling – Metallic Pearls - Glossy Accents

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 AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #51: Anything Goes
MORGAN’S ARTWORLD OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #5: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #243: Anything Goes  
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – May 21: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #34: May - Anything Goes
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #110: Anything Goes
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – Challenge May 20 – June 01: Embellishment (Metallic Pearls)