Monday, 26 November 2012

Its been a long time blogging! Art Deco by Docrafts!

Hello Crafter's :-)
Well its been a while folks since i actually made a complete card or even blogged hasn't it? I'm sure we have all been in a place on life's journey where we feel demotivated and down and just cant seem to pick up the path we once was following due to changes in circumstances beyond our control! To say i have been in that place this year is an understatement and to the people that have tolerated me and listened  i truly thank you  for your continuous support, i haven't been the easiest person to tolerate !!!.
Now its time for me to learn from that journey, dust myself down and start anew and get back in control and what better way than to take myself off into my little craft room (ooooh its was still untidy!!! lol) and make a card, tonight i feel like i have found my mojo that was lost for quite a while and to those that have walked that life path never give up there is always a corner to turn on that pathway :))

I have used Docrafts Art Deco  decoupage kit to create this card if you haven't already purchased this range then go on  treat yourself, its not an expensive kit and you can create beautiful cards in no time at all and they look so elegant! and best of all its such fun and a change from making the Christmas cards he he he ;)) ...Have fun crafting folks! 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Summer Theme; Polka doodles Challenge

Happy Friday to all, and yes its midsummer! ...isnt it? lol this weeks theme over at Polka doodles is to creat a summer theme on your card or project, for my card i have taken the Sunflower  image from The Sundae of Season's CD and coloured them with my trusted Promarker pens ...i incorporated this fab u lush image from the designer EMMA CANNING called "Summer Thank you" inst she just Gorgeous!! again i coloured her using pro markers, the leaf die is from MARIANNE DESIGNS .... flowers embellishements can be found HERE ...trimmed up with glitter and butterfly and ladybird embellies border lends to a perfect British  summer looking day dont you think ? POP OVER TO POLKA DOODLES CHALLENGE and join in the fun!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Very British Olympic Blog Hop !! Polkadoodles challenge

Happy Friday everyone, welcome to the Polka doodles Olympic blog hop , are you as  excited as i am for this fabulous event being held here in London?   if you have reached my blog from the talented Clare P blog then you are in the right place! You now need to go to the lovely  Emma's blog to continue in the hop!

Couldn't resist using circles as the main focal part of this card using Nestabilitie circle dies, i have cut images from The Pretty Tuff and Pretty sweet Cd's  and design papers also from the cd collection and Polka Doodle Dandies  Britannia collection.

Remember everyone all hoppers must leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop AS WELL AS ENTERING THE CHALLENGE  to have a chance to win one of the prizes which are as follows:

First Prize - Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD
Second and Third Prizes - An Emma Canning Download.

Good luck everyone and have fun crafting folks!!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

8th July at Studio 12 ; scrapbook page

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting in Studio 12, I have had so much fun using elements from Heavenly  Garden Digital images for my scrapbook page layout, i have cut into the design paper and tucked the checked design paper behind it, this allows to put journalling notes behind it also, i took the design papers into serif to change the tones, This is my daughters west highland terrier which i'm afraid to say failed his lesson in retrieving the mail when the postman has been!! i do hope your all having fun with this fabulous cd from Studio 12!!

products used;
serif craft artist professional graphics program.
Border punch
flowers, gems and ribbon from my stash box

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Studio 12 at Polka doodles ~ candy Time !!

 ~ Hello everyone, more excitement from Studio 12 for you lovely people, here I have taken the design paper and elements from the embellishment section in the welcome home Picknix collection, the wording was added to the heart and also taken from the sentiments section on this CD.  I  cut them out and layered up onto 8x8 card stock, the rose I have printed a couple of times and d├ęcoupage and glittered up , it looks very effective and quite simple for beginners to do. Pop over and take a look HERE at the lovely creations from the other design team members!!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Flitters, Fairies and Fantasy ..polka doodles challenge

 Hello everyone, well im back crafting after a short spell away and i certainly missed my postings and crafting, loved making this circle side stepper easel card using elements from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD i absolutely love the moon on this cd, image is coloured with Pro Markers and the sentiments are also taken from the cd. have fun crafting folks !

Friday, 15 June 2012

Polka Doodles Challenge; summer scene

I made this little wall plaque using elements from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD i took the images and decoupaged the Bird houses and glazed them with clear glaze, the sentiment is from Sugar Plum Daisy CD i do wish the sun would come out to start 
our summer fun!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Butterflys,Birds, or anything with wings; Emergency crafters challenge

For this weeks theme i have taken the image from Polka doodles double sprinkle of Kraft CD which is already coloured, using my big shot i have die cut a Tim Holtz on the edge dye and coloured with distress inks.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Polka Doodles ; Jubilee challenge

Nelly; For this weeks theme "Jubilee card" I took "Piper" from Pretty sweet CD and paper pieced her dress and then coloured with pro markers,  thought I would dress her up for the occasion and took the Crown from all around the world and everywhere Cd and resized it to fit nicely on her head. i used Marianne Creatables LR0180 & LR0150 Circle and leaf dies. the sentiment is a Polka Doodle stamp  the design paper was design by Nikky for Polka Doodle Dandie Challenge  you simply must pop over to grab these and join in!! flowers, gems and ribbons 
from stash.

Glitter Geeks super hero's challenge

Over at the Glitter Geeks the challenge is "superhero" i used this free digi stamp which you can get by simply clicking HERE!! i coloured the image with pro markers, design paper is from

Friday, 25 May 2012

Dream land; Emergency crafters challenge; toad stool houses

For my card is have used the Toadstool house stamp which is in the garden neighbours; polka doodles range, I have coloured using pro markers and created a new home card.

Diamond Jubilee; glitter geeks challenge

The challenge this week over at Glitter Geeks is the Diamond Jubilee, for my card i have used Ella a stamp from Marianne designs, the image is  coloured with pro markers, the papers and button embellies are from docrafts Portobella Road collection, pop over and join the challenge, Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Polka doodles!! ; Birthday challenge

To celebrate Polka doodles 3rd Birthday I just knew what ever I made needed 3 candles on it! so here we have an easel "Birthday Cake" card , looks good enough to eat doesnt it! the papers are taken from th P&P Circle magazine cd's and the image is from Pretty Sweet CD. Pop over and join in this special Birthday Challenge!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Wedding Season ; Fizzy Moon

Hope you are all a enjoying lazy Sunday today :) ...given that I have lots of weddings coming up i thought id share this quick card i have made today, its taken from the fizzy Moon decoupage kit, adore the Glittery papers in this pad! so if your stuck for ideas this is a must have for you! off to make more cards now; Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Friday, 18 May 2012

A wedding card with a difference; polka doodles challenge

My design wedding card with a difference is a shaped easel card created using dies, something old is the cream satin ribbon, something new was the the Bride & Groom stamp coloured with pro markers , something borrowed was the heart border punch from a friend and something Blue is the colouring behind the rose arch which was taken form Pretty Tuff CD, the design papers was taken from the wonderland CD, the birdcage i resized the birdcage template  from Paper Boutique 3 CD, sentiment is from the Love and Cherish Cd. the Anja corner (bottom right) is from Marianne Design; LR0215. Pop over to see the all the design teams samples and join in, Have Fun Crafting folks!

Polkadots; Glitter Geeks challenge

The challenge this week over at Glitter Geeks is Polkadots, for my card i have used Ella Blue papers, the image is from Jelly park and coloured with pro markers,  i have also used my pro markers to place polka dots onto the flowers from my stash box, pop over and join the challenge, Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Magnolia Spring Collection 2012, lazy summer days!

It's been a while since I made a card using my favourite stamps collection! so to put that right I have made this summery stepper card using the new Magnolia spring stamp release, I have used acetate and created a beach scene in the background, used Tim Holtz crackle paints (difficult to capture how lovely this card looks using acetate on camera!) have to say given the amount of rain we have this week it certainly cheered me up :)) hope it has you too! .....Have fun crafting folks!

i have entered the following challenges;
Just magnolia > use two images

Glitter Geeks Challenge; Wings and Things

This weeks challenge over at the Glitter Geeks is  "Wings and Things"   I have embossed a piece of coredinations  card stock using a butterfly embossing folder through my sizzix machine and sanded it, matt and layered onto some black card, stamped a "Thank you" greeting
Pop over to the challenge and join in...Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Emergency Crafters challenge: spots and Stripes

The image is from Lili of the valley and coloured with pro markers, design papers from My Minds eye, decorative corners is a Marianne die and the sentiment from Polka doodle's Candy Doodles CD. Pop over to emergency crafters and join in the challenge...Have Fun Crafting Folks!

I have entered this card into the following challenges;
lili of the valley (essential tools) -  Pro markers & Marianne dies

Friday, 4 May 2012

Distressed Tissue box holder : polka doodles challenge

For this weeks challenge over at Polka Doodles I have made a tissue box that holds the large square type tissues, I printed onto card stock using papers from the  Wonderland CD  distressed the papers using walnut stain distress ink,  the scalloped edge border is taken from the Candy Doodles CD i run this through my big shot using Swiss dots embossing folder again distressed the edge and rubbed over the dots using walnut stain distress ink, , the images are all coloured with pro markers and are from the wonderland rubber stamps collection , oooh I adore this stamp set :) the ribbon and embellishments are from my stash box.. pop over an d join in the challenge and have fun crafting folks!

Glitter Geeks; teddy bears picnic

This weeks challenge over at the Glitter Geeks is  "Teddu Bears Picnic"   I have used an images form Polka doodles Candy doodles collection CD , the decorative grass is a Magnolia die. 
Pop over to the challenge and join in...Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Winner of the blog candy!!

Hello everyone, firstly thanks to everyone who has taken the time to participate with the chance to win this candy giveaway and following my Blog, everyone was added into the draw and using the random Generator the lucky entry is Number 6 (Mags) Congratulations to you! if you would like to message me your email address within the next 7 days ill can arrange to send your goodies to you.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Glitter Geeks Challenge; "stitches" Magnolia Tilda Card

This weeks challenge over at the Glitter Geeks is  "stitches"  and sponsored by " Tiddly Inks"" I have used a Tilda image  and coloured with pro markers, i have created a pocket card with a special tag message inside, created the Faux stitching using a brown fine liner around the edge 
Pop over to the challenge and join in...Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Emergency crafters; Bold and Bright theme; Molly Bloom

Nelly ~ Nothing like a Molly Bloom character to make you get out the bright pro markers, and it was a glorious day of sunshine when i coloured her in, here she is sat on a watering can which i found on split coasters web site, the template was printed onto a design paper from the polka doodles sugar plum daisy CD. Pop over  to Emergency Crafters challenge blog and join in the challenge and Have Fun Crafting Folks!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Polka Doodles, Red and White Challenge

For this weeks card i have used Fairy Flutterfly rubber stamps set "Maggie" and coloured her with pro markers, the red and white polka dot design paper is taken from Sundae of seasons cd and the toad stools that "Maggie is relaxing on came from the new Sugar Plum Daisy CD, the flower and butterfly edging trim is a stamp set by Marianne Design. join in the challenge and have fun crafting folks!