Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Something to perk you up on a cold, wet and windy day!  Coffee Mug from Dr Digi, coloured with Promarkers and added to the card with foam pads for dimension.  Some time ago I bought a load of these kraft card blanks in 3 different sizes / shapes because I enjoy using them so much!  Just need to use them a bit more!

I'd like to enter the following:

City Crafter Challenge:  At The Tea Room
Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash:  Getting Sentimental
Crafting From The Heart:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 13 January 2018


So, when is Winnie not Winne? When she is a William!  I've used the Miss Winnie die from Polkadoodles but turned her into a boy by altering the hair die cut to make it look more boyish.  I've added a red jumper and blue jeans with card from my stash.

I also used the Mitred frames die from Polkadoodles then layered them onto card.  The arrows are a little X Cut die as is the rosette die.  I've handwritten the sentiments and used a cocktail stick to add the Happy and Birthday arrows.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Seize The Birthday:  Birthday
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Fab n Funky:  Happy
Little Red Wagon:  Boys / Men
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Frame It
Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  Sketch 126 used

Friday, 12 January 2018

Daring Card Makers - Elemental Inspiration

I did a stint at the start of last year as a Guest Designer for Daring Card Makers which I loved so imagine how long it took me to reply when I was asked if I'd like to join the team permanently?!  Not that long, I can tell you!

This is my first 'full time' challenge and as its the first Friday challenge of the month, its an inspiration challenge and the requirement is to use at least three elements from the photo:

I've used papers that I found in my stash when having a clear out and a tidy up over Christmas - they are from the now not available Funky Hand - Now That's Funky cd - Coffee With Pals collection.  I only had small pieces of the printed sheets so had to be creative with what I had!

I've used handles from a Primark bag plus coloured offcuts of card with Promarkers so the die cut flowers would match the colour pallet.  The charm is from my stash along with the half white pearls and I've used a Cuttlebug die for the lettering.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times:  Flowers
Seize The Birthday:  Birthday
Double D Challenges:  Birthday
Simon Says Wednesday:  Patterned Paper

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 2 - Blog Candy!

Time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we don't have a sponsor but have some blog candy to give away!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used an image that I bought from Etsy some time ago as I liked the vintage theme and coloured it up with Promarkers.  The papers are Echo Park from my stash and went well with the vintage look of the image.  I also found some lovely ribbon in my stash then added the cute cupcake charm again from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

4 Crafty Chicks:  No Blue
Creative Knockouts:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Stitching
Crafterholics R Us:  Patterned Paper
Frilly and Funkie:  Three Is Not A Crowd (three papers)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Winnie Unicorn!

Another make using the Winnie dies from Polkadoodles! This time I've made Winnie Ballerina into a little unicorn!  I coloured her hair with watercolour pencils and added a little sparkly tail and horn (you just can't see the sparkle too well in the photo).

I used the paper pack for her dress layers plus the sentiment is taken from the Ula Be A Unicorn digi.

I've distressed the edge of the background paper which I found in my stash (I had a clear out / tidy up over Christmas) and I've coloured the sentiment strip with coloured pencils.  Embroidery thread and unicorn charm are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:  Sketch followed
Crafty Challenges:  Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

70's Beer

Quick retro card from me today using Dr Digi goodies - Pint Glass which I've coloured with Promarkers, plus a sentiment from the Beer Sentiments Sheet and papers from Bloomin' 70's set.

I've added a faux stitched border with a black fine liner pen, handwrote the sentiment and added a button from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Inspire, Create Challenge:  Sketch followed
Dream Valley Challenges:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Crafting Circle:  Anything Goes

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Peachy Winnie

Here is another Polkadoodle Winnie make!  I've used the Winnie Chic die cutting set for the main body, dress and gift plus flowers, for the hair I've used Miss Winnie set.

I've used papers from the bumper paper pack plus added half pearls from my stash.  The circles are from the Stitched and Pierced Nesting dies set.  The phrase is a D'sire die cut.

I'd like to enter the following:

Die Cuttin' Diva's:  Sketch followed
A Gem of a Challenge:  Happy Anything
Allsorts Challenge:  Something New (new dies)
Crafter's Castle:  Anything Goes
Crafty Friends:  For a Girl or Lady

Friday, 5 January 2018

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Thank You

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the DT have been given

Thank You

As their theme.  I've used these really pretty acrylic stamps from Stampin' Unicorn (Polkadoodles stocks their products) - Tall and Elegant.  I've stamped the image directly on to some off cuts of card stock and then coloured them with Aquamarkers plus added some glass embellishments to the flowers.

The papers are all from the Stampin' Unicorn Butterfly Dreams 6x6 paper pad and I've used a Thank You stamp that I found in my stash to finish off the cards.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Art Impressions Stamps:  Anything Goes
As You Like It:  Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times:  Flowers

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 1 - Polkadoodles

Time for a new Colour Crazy challenge and this week we are sponsored by Polkadoodles!  The theme as always is

Anything Goes

I've used the fabulous Work and Play 4.  The brick paper is from the collection along with the image which I've coloured with Promarkers and I've used my own template for the numbers.

The extras that I've added are die cut words from Clearly Besotted - I created the word Dad from other words - which I've layered up and used offcuts from the large numbers plus added glossy accents to the top.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Dies or Punches With a Twist
As You Like It:  Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts:  Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday:  Anything Goes

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 149 - Anything Goes

It's time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:

Anything Goes

I'm sponsored by Polkadoodles and there is a fab prize on offer!  I've made this cute card using Miss Winnie die set plus additional hair from Winnie Chic die set  All the papers are from my stash and I've added a dotted pattern to her dress with a white gel pen.

Background has been created with a Docrafts embossing folder and a Memory Box die.  Ribbon from my stash.

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon:  Winter Wonderland
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Die Cuts
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes