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Friday, 30 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge – Wk 26: Anything Goes with Oddball Art!

Hello! How are things

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.

This time we are sponsored by the amazing
So this week I got to play with the fab I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO BIRTHDAY PARTY –BIRTHDAY JAZ and one look at her sad little face told me she needed some colour in her life.  After some inky fun the other day I already had a background and I used some of my mini Tim Holtz stamps to give more interest and tore my outer layer for something a bit different…. alright so I stuck the first layer on wonky so decided to tear away the base layer so it wouldn’t show. Tell no one!!! 

She comes with a fab sentiment too so I cropped and reduced the ‘Happy Birthday’ and digitally added it to the paper she is holding.  Just to make her feel better.  I’m nice like that! 😊

Ingredients:

Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Backing Paper: Watercolour card coloured with Pretty Pastels AquaTints
Dies:  Tattered Lace ‘Circles & ‘Nesting Hearts’
Others: Tim Holtz Mini Stamps - Liquid Pearls – Black Soot DI

So partaaaaay along to THE BLOG where you can 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:
ODDBALL STAMPS – June Challenge: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #182: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Anything Goes Challenge: 27 June – 3 July
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #165: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLZ CHALLENGES – June: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #23: Anything Goes
STAR STAMPZ – Bright Sunshine (Bright Colours)
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #131: Anything Goes
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #357: Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #46: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #44: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Digi Choosday Challenge Week 26 – Anything Goes!



Good morning everybody!  How are we all?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new 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 a limited offer only!

BEWARE...PHOTO HEAVY POST!! 😊

The team are focusing on the sentiment this week but unfortunately I got a tad carried away with my clouds and stars and even added two images… so that’s me for the sack then!! LOL



So moving on from my shortcomings as a DT member I have used Serif to copy and manipulate some of pre-coloured images from the gorgeous new LIL MISS SUGARPOPS COLLECTION to create a background. I then added wings borrowed from the digi section of WORK & PLAY 9 to two of the sweet little character stamps. Very angelic don't ya think…much like myself!! 😇


So I just wanted to show you how I created my ickle 'angels'...not wanting to teach you to suck eggs of course... and although I created my background in Serif I manipulated these sweeties in Word.

Add your image to your page and resize as required.

Right click and WRAP TEXT then click THROUGH. The image can now be moved anywhere on the page. You can also do this step via the SIZE AND POSITION function seen below.


Then Insert the wings digi, resize and wrap text as before.

Resize the wings than move over the image...



 Then send to the back....repositioning and resizing as required.  Job done! 

Nikky Hall has a fab tutorial on YouTube showing you how to do this, explaining the method MUCH better than I have, so check it out HERE.


Ingredients:
B/W Images: CUTE & CUTIEPIE with added digi wings from WORK & PLAY 9
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Backing Paper, Sentiments, Pre-coloured Rainbows & Clouds: LIL MISS SUGARPOPS COLLECTION
Dies: Memory Box ‘Puffy Clouds’ – Spellbinders ‘Grand Scalloped Squares’
Other: Tonic Nuvo Drops – Star Punch

So polish your halo and flap over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and its here that you can also see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE  because ….


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


See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATIVE LADYBIRDS CREATIONS – Challenge #27: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #11: June Anything Goes
THE FAIRY & THE UNICORN – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE – Challenge #6: June Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #47: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #44: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #344: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #165: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #182: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Anything Goes Challenge: 27 June – 3 July

Friday, 23 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge – Wk 25: Anything Goes with Polkadoodles!


Hello! How are things?  So glad it's cooler here in the UK today! 

Any road up 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.

This time we are sponsored by the awesomely awesome

It is not my team’s week this time but I rudely jumped in again without being asked as I was all up to date with my DT work and had a real NEED to create! Why fight it I thought!! LOL



It was nice to be able to use a rubber stamped image for a change as this meant I could try my hand at a spot of water colouring (my printer does not use waterproof ink so not poss with digis).  So out came the Inktense Pencils and I gave it a go. Not as easy as I hoped I must say!

Ingredients:

Rubber Stamp Image & Paper: WINNIE SUGAR BLOSSOM COLLECTORS EDITION
Colouring Paper: Watercolour
Colouring Medium: Derwent Inktense Pencils
Others: Versafine Ink – Paper Flowers – Tonic Nuvo Drops - Ribbon

So pop along to THE BLOG where you can 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:
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #130: Anything Goes
CREATES & MAKES – Challenge #12: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – June 20 – 26: Anything Goes
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – Use Your Imagination (Anything Goes)
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #181: Anything Goes/Use Dies or Stencils
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge # 164: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #28: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #120: Anything Goes
CREATIVE LADYBIRDS CREATIONS – Challenge #27: Anything Goes
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – June Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #11: June Anything Goes
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE – Challenge #6: June Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #47: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #44: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #344: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Digi Choosday Challenge Week 25 – Anything Goes!



Good morning everybody!  How are we all?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new 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 a limited offer only!

The team are using more than one image today and I chose to merge ULA BE A PRINCESS from ULA’S LIFE with BE A FLUFFY UNICORN from the TOO CUTE range.

I felt the need to do a little experimenting this time and this is the result; a mixed media wall hanger.


Ingredients:
Images & Sentiments: ULA BE A PRINCESS & BE A FLUFFY UNICORN
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Backing Paper: Sheena Stamping Card coloured with Distress Oxides, Texture Paste and Stamps
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Nesting Hearts’
Other: Pearl Texture Paste – That Special Touch Mask ‘Leafy’ - Black Card – Paper Flowers – Tonic Nuvo Drops - Ribbon

So pop over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and it's here that you can also see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE  because ….

 Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!


See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #45: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #181: Anything Goes/Use Dies or Stencils
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #130: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #120: Anything Goes
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – Use Your Imagination (Anything Goes)
LOVE TO CREATE – Challenge #12: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #165: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #28: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #11: June Anything Goes
CREATES & MAKES – Challenge #12: Anything Goes
THE FAIRY & THE UNICORN – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #47: Anything Goes
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE – Challenge #6: June Anything Goes
A INKY MESS – Challenge #11: Anything Mixed Media Goes
BROWN SUGAR – Challenge #255: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge # 164: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – June 20 – 26: Anything Goes
CREATIVE LADYBIRDS CREATIONS – Challenge #27: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Digi Choosday Challenge Week 24 – Anything Goes!


Good morning everybody!  How are we all?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new 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 a limited offer only!

The DT had to use 'Pastel Colours' this week which I just about got away with...I think.  I made an anniversary card using this sweet couple from the new WINNIE SPECIAL MOMENTS collection. They are supposed to represent my sister-in-law and brother on one of their MANY beach holidays......I’m not bitter.

I even coloured the little guy to be a bit sunburnt as it is a common problem for members of my family when faced with that elusive thing called ‘A Sunny Day’!  I have Factor 5000 in my bathroom cabinet!!


Ingredients:
Images & Sentiment: WINNIE SPECIAL MOMENTS
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Backing Paper: Watercolour card coloured with 'Pretty Pastels' AquaTints
Pre-coloured Palm Trees: WINNIE STARFISH & SANDCASTLES
Printing Paper:  ULTIMATE SMOOTH
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Pearl and Plain Circles’ & ‘Nesting Hearts’– First Edition ‘Build a Scene’
Other: Kraft Card - Tim Holtz Birds Stamp - Gem

So pop over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and it's here that you can also see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE  because ….               

 Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!


See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #43: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #343: Anything Goes
BROWN SUGAR – Challenge #254: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #45: Anything Goes
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #196: Wedding or Anniversary (not conventional but this is an anniversary card)
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #163: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #181: Anything Goes/Use Dies or Stencils
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Challenge June 13-20: Anything Goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Summer Challenge

Friday, 9 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge – Wk 23: Anything Goes with All Dressed Up!







Hello! How are things?

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.

This time we are sponsored by the awesome


Who are offering a fabulous prize!

Well I’m not actually supposed to be here this week but as soon as I saw who our sponsor would be I begged to join in and got to play with this fabulous image called FEELING SPOILT.  With that tiny waist and long slim legs she is clearly modelled on me!!!

I was sorting out some of my stash the other day and came across a kit from Kanban that I have had forever and barely used; so use it I did.  Hope you can see this stunning image amongst all the froufrou!  Should have printed her bigger methinks!


Ingredients:
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Colouring Medium: Faber Castell Polychromos
Backing Paper, Toppers and Embellies: Kanban ‘Lavender Lace’
Dies: Spellbinders ‘Grand Labels 1’ – Tattered Lace ‘Nesting Tags’
Others: Foil Card - Ribbon – Pearls – Lace – Pre-tied Mini Bow – Pearl Medallion

So spoil yourself by going over to THE BLOG where you can 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 #180: Anything Goes/Flowers
BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE - Challenge #79: Butterflies + L for Layers and/or Cream
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #119: Anything Goes/Birthday
CRAFTY GIRLZ CHALLENGES – May Challenge: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – June Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON – Challenge #165: Monochromatic
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #43: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #343: Anything Goes
ALL DRESSED UP – May Challenge #69: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – 6-13 June: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Digi Choosday Challenge Week 23 – Anything Goes!




Good morning everybody!  How are we all?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new 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 a limited offer so hurry!!

Before I get to the business in hand let me just introduce you to a super cute NEW RELEASE!!
There are 2 kits and you can get them both in the store HERE.


Ok so this week the DT’s challenge was to go ‘Shabby Chic’ and I have to admit to really struggling with this one.  It’s a style I love...well when someone else does it…but this sort of design has a habit of running away from me and it can be difficult to know when to stop.
I used the gorgeous EDEN COLLECTION which contains some stunning shabby papers and added this gorgeous image, EDEN BLOSSOMS , which I haven’t actually used before. Why?? Well I think all that hair put me off.  Hair really scares me!!

Ingredients:
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Image, Papers & Sentiment: EDEN COLLECTION
Printing Paper:  ULTIMATE SMOOTH
Other: Cream Card - Satin Edge Ribbon – Crochet Ribbon - Pearls – Feathers – Paper Clay Butterflies - Vintage Photo & Seedless Preserves DI - Tonic Nuvo Drops - Frantage

So don’t be shabby and pop over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and it’s here that you can also see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE  because ….


Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #62: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #180: Anything Goes/Flowers
BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE - Challenge #79: Butterflies + L for Layers and/or Cream
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #119: Anything Goes/Birthday
CRAFTY GIRLZ CHALLENGES – May Challenge: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – June Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #44: Anything Goes
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – 6-13 June: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #43: Anything Goes
CD SUNDAYShabby Chic

Friday, 2 June 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge – Wk 22: Anything Goes with Bugaboo Stamps!

Hello! How are things?

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.


This time we are sponsored by the awesome 
I do adore Bugaboo images (I have quite a few) and was lucky enough to be able to work with this adorable little girl, UNICORN CHIBI, isn’t she just too cute for words!!!

Ok so I didn’t really want to be Captain Obvious on this one but the rainbow hair/tail simply had to be done, and I also attempted  'no-lines’ colouring. Goodness!! I decided to let this little sweetie be the only colour in the design and stuck strictly to a black and white backdrop.  Well at least this way I didn’t have to try and match my papers. No unicorn poop on me ya know!!

Ingredients:

Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Colouring Medium: Faber Castell Polychromos
Backing Paper: Paper Cellar
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Pin Point Squares’ & ‘Pearl Border’ – Spellbinders ‘Scalloped Squares’ – Sue Wilson – ‘Pierced Flags’
Others: Bubble Stamp from POLKADOODLES SUMMERTIME STAMP ME SET - Ribbon – Gems – Black Soot DI - Gem

So sing a rainbow over to THE BLOG where you can 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:
BUGABOO STAMPS: CATCH THE BUG: Stella Says Sketch Challenge #510
GLITTER N SPARKLE – Challenge #241: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #161: Anything Goes
CARDZ 4 GALZ – Challenge #48: Inspired by a Song (The Unicorn Song by The Irish Rovers)
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #180: Anything Goes/Flowers
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #119: Anything Goes/Birthday
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #164: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLZ CHALLENGES – May Challenge: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – June Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #7: Dots and/or Stripes
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS – Challenge #36: Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #44: Anything Goes