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Friday, 20 April 2018

Polkadoodles New Release – Ruby Boho Chic!


Hi!  How are you?

Well I’m here again with my final make showcasing the latest Polkadoodles release: RUBY.

This lovely lady is RUBY BOHO CHIC.
I decorated a tag with a paper from the BELLA FLEUR 6 X 6 PAPER PACK and coloured Ruby with pencils.


 Ingredients:
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Nesting Tags’
Others: Heart Punch – Nuvo Glitter Drops – Insect Buttons - Metallic Pearls

So take a look at our Facebook groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES & DIGI CHOOSDAY to see lots of inspiration from the DT and don’t forget to share YOUR Polkadoodles makes with us too.

Thanks so much for looking and take care!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I’d like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #202: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #24: Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #21: April Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #38: Always Anything Goes
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: April Anything Goes

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

LDRS Creative – Butterfly Wreath!


Hello everybody!  How are we all?

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today showing a very simple card using this gorgeous new die set called BUTTERFLY WREATH.


I created a background with Distress Oxides and threw around some gold glitter embossing powder and metallic pearls for good measure.


Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamped Sentiment: PENNY PEACOCK STAMP & DIE SET

THE REST  
Paper: Watercolour Card
Others: Distress Oxides – Gold Glitter Embossing Powder – Gold Metallic Pearls – Gold 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!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #202: Anything Goes
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Anniversary Challenge #213: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #65: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – April 17: Anything Goes  
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #364: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Polkadoodles New Release – Ruby Dog Days!

Evening all!


Well I’ve just popped in again to share a card I made with the latest Polkadoodles release: RUBY….I keep singing that Kaiser Chiefs song “Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Rubaay! Ahaa-ahaa-ahaa” Just be grateful that this blog does not come with sound!

Now there are 7 lovely ladies to choose from in this release but as a massive dog lover I chose to use RUBY DOG DAYS, look at her carrying her little doggie round the shops. Not that my dogs get carried ANYWHERE! That would lead to a trip to the back clinic no question. Unfortunately I lost my gorgeous black Labrador last month but I still have 2 pesky Staffies to cheer me up, or run amok depending on your view.  This little puppy is just so cute so I paid tribute to my Lab and coloured her black.

I’d lost my mojo somewhat (well with recent events that’s not surprising) but this new collection from Nikky has totally inspired me and I had to add a quirky element to this design.  Be rude not to!!

Ingredients:
Papers & Pre-coloured Embellies: HORACE & BOO
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Others: Brick Embossing Folder – Kraft – Badly Handwritten Sentiment

So take a look at our Facebook groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES & DIGI CHOOSDAY to see lots of inspiration from the DT and don’t forget to share YOUR Polkadoodles makes with us too.

Thanks so much for looking and take care!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I’d like to enter the following challenges:
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Anniversary Challenge #213: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – April 17: Anything Goes  
AS YOU LIKE IT – Favourite Colouring Medium (pencils as I find them easier for small details)
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #24: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #202: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #38: Always Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #21: April Anything Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #73: Anything Goes/Dies or Stencils
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: April Anything Goes
ALWAYS FUN CHALLENGES – Challenge #54: Use Kraft

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Polkadoodles New Release – Ruby Sweet!


Hellooooo! How are you?

Well I’ve just popped in to introduce you to another stunning new addition to the Polkadoodles family and her name is RUBY! Squeeeeeal!   

The DT will be showcasing these gorgeous images all week on Facebook so pop into our groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES & DIGI CHOOSDAY and join us.  It’s here that you will be able to marvel at all the truly incredible projects created by the DT.

So I went for a little mixed media stylee and decorated a canvas.


The background was created with texture paste, and the new Tonic Nuvo mica sprays and powders! Yum!



Ingredients:
Image: RUBY SWEET
Sentiments: ULA COLLECTION
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Others: Canvas – Flowers - Nuvo Mica Mists & Powders – Glitter Embossing Powder – Texture Paste - Stencil - Hat Pins – Glitter Card – White Acrylic Paint – Gilding Wax - Stickles

So sparkle your way over to our Facebook groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES, & DIGI CHOOSDAY where you will be able to see some of the amazing projects the DT has made to inspire you.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Anniversary Challenge #213: Anything Goes
AS YOU LIKE IT – Favourite Colouring Medium (pencils as I find them easier for small details)
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #81: Use Your Favourite Colour (Purple)
CREATIVE ARTISTE – Challenge #37: Anything Mixed Media Goes
WE LOVE 2 CREATE – Challenge #7: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #24: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #38: Always Anything Goes
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #21: April Anything Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #73: Anything Goes/Dies or Stencils
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: April Anything Goes




Friday, 13 April 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes With MoonFlower Digi Stamps!


Hello! How’s 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.  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

Now I do have a soft spot for mermaids and GIGI LITTLE MERMAID is just gorgeous!  Look at those eyes!
I decided to colour her with pencils using the ‘spotlight technique’ and I placed her on a background I created using alcohol inks.

Ingredients:
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos – Skin: Walnut Brown, Bistre, Cinnamon, Light Flesh & Dark Flesh – Blue: Helio Turquoise, Cobalt Turquoise, Light Cobalt Turquoise
Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils – Black/Grey: 99, 97, 96, 95 – Pink: 33, 27, 28
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Sentiment: ULA’S LIFE digitally matted onto a shell digi from WINNIE STARFISH & SANDCASTLES
Background: Alcohol Inks on Shiny Card
Dies: POLKADOODLES ‘CHERRY BLOSSOM’ & ‘SUPERSPRIGS’ - Hunkydory ‘Framed with Love’
Others: Clear Dewdrops

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:
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #201: Anything Goes
ALWAYS FUN CHALLENGES – Challenge #53: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #197: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Anything Goes Challenge: Apr 10-16
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #209: Water
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Anniversary Challenge #213: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #65: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #140: Anything Goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #186: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #364: Anything Goes
THAT’S CRAFTY – Going Round in Circles Challenge
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – Only for Girls
AS YOU LIKE IT – Favourite Colouring Medium (pencils as I find them easier for small details)

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Digi Choosday Challenge – Blooming Blue Butterflies!



Good morning everybody!  Hope you are well!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the kind messages I received after the death of my dad.  It was so very thoughtful and very much appreciated. Sorry I could not thank you all individually but just know that I am so very grateful for the support and kindness. Love you all!

So back to business.

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!

We also currently have a GDT call so if you would like to join us for a few weeks all the details can also be found on THE BLOG.

The DT have to add things beginning with ‘B’ to their makes this week so I went for Blooming Big Blue Blooms and Butterflies using the gorgeous WINNIE FRUIT PUNCH COLLECTION. 



Ingredients:
All pre-coloured images, sentiment and paper: WINNIE FRUIT PUNCH
Printing Paper: ULTIMATE SMOOTH
Other: Metallic Pearls

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!!

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:
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #147: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #201: Anything Goes
ALWAYS FUN CHALLENGES – Challenge #53: Anything Goes
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – Nature and all of its Beauty
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #197: Anything Goes

4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #397: Flowers
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Anything Goes Challenge: Apr 10-16
{PIN}SPIRATIONAL – Anniversary Challenge #213: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #65: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #140: Anything Goes 

MAKE MY MONDAY - Challenge #68: Things With Wings 

Friday, 30 March 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes With Polkadoodles!




Hello! I’m back again!! Happy Easter!

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 awesome


This is not actually my week to join in with the challenge but it’s been a rough few days (my dad died on Monday and one of our dogs had to be put to sleep a couple of weeks ago) so I needed to take my mind off things and I think we all know where that leads…..crafting and getting messy.


I have used some of the brand new POLKADOODLES STAMP SETS that were launched recently on Hochanda to create an underwater scene.


I ‘adapted’ some of the images to make a ‘jellyfish’ an ‘angel fish.. type thing(!)’ and a ‘mermaid’. 


Ingredients:
Colouring: Spectrum Aqua Markers: Fawn, Peach, Sandstone, Spice, Sea Green, Lake Blue, Fern, Hot Pink, Amber & Purple
Colouring Paper: Watercolour
Dies: POLKADOODLES CHERRY BLOSSOM - Tonic 'Nesting Circles' 
Others: White Liquid Pearls

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 Easter weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #196: Anything Goes/Easter
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #200: Anything Goes
CREATIVE INSPIRATION – March Challenge: Any Occasion
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Anything Goes: Mar 27
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #139: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #64: Anything Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #72: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #363: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #147: Anything Goes
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #396: Crazy Egg/Anything Goes

Thursday, 29 March 2018

LDRS Creative - A Huggable Canvas!


Hello everybody!  How are we all?

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today using one of the brand new stamp sets from CRE8TIVE CRE8TIONS called HUGGABLE.

I don’t often enter the rather perplexing world of mixed media but I gave it a shot this week by decorating a small canvas board.

Quite colourful and a bit mad I think you’ll agree but I did enjoy making it so I may do more.  You have been warned!!

Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamps: HUGGABLE

THE REST  
Colouring: Copics
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Others: Aqua Tints – Stencil & Texture Paste – Embossing Powder – Spider’s Web - 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!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #20: March Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #196: Anything Goes/Easter
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS – Challenge #46: Anything Goes
CREATIVE INSPIRATION – March Challenge: Any Occasion
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #139: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #72: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #64: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #363: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #147: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #200: Anything Goes
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #396: Crazy Egg/Anything Goes

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Digi Choosday Challenge –Hoppy Easter Wishes!


Good morning everybody!  Hope you are ok!

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 DT are looking forward to Easter this week (wasn’t it Christmas just yesterday??!!), so I have a card to share using a gorgeous image from WINNIE CELEBRATIONS 3 called JUMP FOR JOY.

I have used paper, sentiments (the ‘Hoppy’ is computer generated) and pre-coloured eggs from the fabulous WINNIE SUGAR SPRINKLES COLLECTION and turned the sweet jumping Winnie into a bunny by using dies from the WINNIE CHARACTER SETS (hair band, hair piece for ears and the tiny cheek/eye die for her nose).

Ingredients:
Colouring: Copics
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Paper, Pre-coloured Eggs & Sentiment: WINNIE SUGAR SPRINKLES
Other: White pompom

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!!

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:
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #20: March Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #196: Anything Goes/Easter
MAKE MY MONDAY – Challenge #67: Easter Fun
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS – Challenge #46: Anything Goes
CREATIVE INSPIRATION – March Challenge: Any Occasion
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #139: Anything Goes
CRAFT – Challenge #460: Spring/Easter
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – Challenge #67: Easter
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #185: Anything Goes
IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE – Challenge #90: Cookie Pic Inspiration
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
SPARKLES – Challenge #102: Spring is in the Air
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #18: Spring or Easter
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #72: Anything Goes
CUT IT UP – Challenge #144: Easter
CRAFTY CATZ – Challenge #409: Anything Goes/Easter
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #200: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Anything Goes: Mar 27th
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #64: Anything Goes

Friday, 16 March 2018

Colour Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes With Dr Digi!


Hello! How are you?!  My third post this week! Don’t know about you but I need a lie down!

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

Dr Digi really has so many amazing characters in the store and the team were very lucky to be able to choose their image and I went for BIRTHDAY BOT to make a birthday card for one of my brothers.

Now the scene I have created is based VERY loosely on a Star Wars theme.  The rather odd grey object in the background is supposed to be The Death Star under construction (!) and I have coloured the fabulous BOT to look a fraction like C3PO…….with a cupcake.


Ingredients:
Image:  BIRTHDAY BOT
Colouring: Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils - Yellow Gold: 87, 85, 84, 83 - Light Yellow: 8, 4, 2 - Purple: 41, 36, 38 FC Polychromos: Green: 159, 264, 161, 162
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Background: Distress Oxides, Brusho’s and White Acrylic Paint on Watercolour Card
Dies: POLKADOODLES DIE STITCHED & PIERCED NESTED CIRCLES - Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’
Embossing Folders: LDRS CREATIVE PICNIC QUILT EMBOSSING FOLDERS – Leonie Pujol ‘Bubble Explosion’
Others: White Gel Pen

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:
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #138: Anything Goes/Feminine
THROUGH THE PURPLE HAZE – Challenge #142: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE - #23: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #37: Always Anything Goes 
LOVE TO CRAFT – Challenge #20: March Anything Goes
CREATES AND MAKES – Challenge #19: Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #55: Anything Goes
THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE – Challenge #3: March Anything Goes
CREATIVE INSPIRATION – March Challenge: Any Occasion
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #198: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #195: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR – Week March 13: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #63: Anything Goes
WE LOVE 2 CREATE – Wk6 Challenge: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #362: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #146: Anything Goes