Thursday, 19 October 2017

Queen of the Forest

My second post today is part of the new Showcase over at Aurora Wings.

The beautifully elegant "Queen of the Forest".  She was such a joy to colour and will be added to a frame later to add the last showcase images.

I have coloured in A4 size with Copics.


As with the Fairies in the last showcase, I have used distress oxides to create the background in Fossilised Amber, Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio.  I went around the edge with an Adirondack in in Red Pepper.

Once it was all dry, I added some splashed of Gansai Tambi Gold watercolour paint.


She is available to purchase HERE


Today is a double showcase and if you would like to see my other project " Fins & Pearls" you can find it HERE.


You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Showcase Blog
Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

The Crafty Addicts - Autumn Colours
Ike World - Autumn
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Country View - Mixed Media Autumnal Hues
Sparkles Forum - Autumn Colours
Sweet Stampers - Autumn/Halloween




Fins and Pearls

We have another gorgeous double showcase for you over at Aurora Wings.

The first is the beautifully detailed 'Fins & Pearls'.  Available in the shop today - HERE

She didn't turn out at all like I imagined, but still I think she is rather beautiful.



She printed 8 x8 and coloured with Copics.

Please pop along to the Showcase to all the beautiful inspiration by my Team Mates.

You can find my second showcase image "Queen of the Forest" - HERE

We also have some great offers this weekend






Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 42

Wow, these Choosdays come around fast!

This week I have been playing with the gorgeous Winnie Wednesday to make my little boy a Halloween card.

I designed the layout in Silhouette Studio and then printed to and coloured Winnie with my Copics.


There was a bit of empty space so I decided to cut out a skeleton and give him some googley eyes.



Finally layering onto some bright green card.

We would love to see your creations over on the DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE BLOG and if you pop over today there will be a fab discount code you can grab.

You can find all the Polkadoodles links below:-

Polkadoodles Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Facebook Group
Polkadoodles Store
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 41

This week for me has been so busy, with my day job and organising my Sons 8th Birthday party.

But that is the beauty of using Polkadoodles beautiful pre-coloured images, I can have a cute card made in 10-15 minutes.

So for this weeks Challenge we were asked to make a white card with a hint of colour and the images in the new Winnie White Christmas are perfect with their pastel shades.



I also used a backing paper, sentiment, tree and hearts from the collection (all cut on my Cameo) to bring my card together.

I finished by matting onto  turquoise card and adding a couple of snowflake embellishments.

Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations over on the Challenge Blog.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following link:-

Polkadoodles Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Facebook Group
Polkadoodles Store
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

Challenges Entered:-



Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Digi Choosday Week 40

It's time for a new challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and this week the Design Team were asked to make something 'Black, White and one other colour'.  So I decided to go with different shades of blue.

I have chosen Fairy Christmas from Winnie Winterland.

I have wanted to make a shadow box for ages, so I used a basic cutting file from Silhouette and then designed some layers myself, finally adding a small set of led lights between the star layer and back panel.


I cut the sentiment in white vinyl and also added some die-cut Christmas lights.

Here is a lightened image below, so you can see the inside layers.



As always our challenge is ANYTHING GOES or you can join in with our theme.  There is also a fab discount code every Tuesday, posted on the challenge blog.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Polkadoodles Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Facebook Group
Polkadoodles Store
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
The Holly & the Ivy - ATG Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG

Monday, 2 October 2017

CAS at Aurora Wings

We are going all CAS (Clean and Simple) for our new challenge at Aurora Wings.



I picked the ever so adorable Winter Sprite to adorn my CAS card.



I began by choosing the sentiment from the silhouette store and changing it to a pale grey and to print only.

I also fussy cut my sprite with my silhouette and coloured her with Copics in the BV & R families.

I couldn't resist adding a couple of gems for a little sparkle.


I can't wait to visit you and see your CAS creations.

You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Showcase Blog
Facebook Group

Challenges Entered:-

All sorts - Sentiment in Focus
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - ATG Christmas
Winter Wonderland - ATG Christmas
Crafting by Design - Let's get ready for Christmas
Water cooler Wednesday - Christmas

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Happy Hauntings

We are not big in celebrating Halloween, but we always love to carve a couple of pumpkins.

This year with the new release of Polkadoodles Winnie Wednesday, which is adorable, I decided to make a little wall hanging to put up.

I used some of the Pre-coloured images and then created a little scene of the gang going Trick or Treating.  

I used Adirondack Inks for the background and some silhouette die cuts.

I cut the sentiment in Orange vinyl and will add come ribbon to hang up over Halloween.


Challenges Entered:-

Angies Digital Stamps - Spooky
Crafty Creations - ATG
Creative Moments - ATG
Day Dreamer - ATG
Cute Card Thursday - Trick or Treat



Friday, 29 September 2017

Reindeer Blocks

Our sponsor this week over at Colour Crazy Challenge is the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps and the image I have used is the cheeky and adorable Reindeer Blocks.


It is a super cute image and I have coloured with Copics and kept to a nice CAS layout.

All our challenges are ANYTHING GOES, so everyone can join in with any colouring medium they prefer.

Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Digi Choosday week 39

I have had so much fun making up this weeks DT card for Digi Choosday.

It is another christmas card, but the base I used was a design from Sandras Scrap Shop and is just perfect for my chosen image from Work and Play 5 - Festive Holybobs.

The colour scheme of Pink and Mint green was suggested to me by one of our Facebook members 'Margaret Ronan'.


I Coloured my image with Copics and added some pearl and flower embellishments and also some lovely mint green lace.


I hope I have inspired you with an alternative Christmas colour scheme and look forward to seeing you at the challenge blog, which is always ANYTHING GOES.

Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge



Friday, 22 September 2017

Winnie Wednesday Halloween

Have you seen the cute new Halloween images at Polkadoodles  - Winnie Wednesday Halloween.

They come in both coloured and B & W and have some fabulous papers and sentiments to match.

Usually I colour my images, but time is short this week and that is the beauty of Polkadoodles and the pre-coloured images.

So todays card was uber quick, using a paper, sentiment and pre-coloured image, together with a couple of elements form the Silhouette store and an Organza Bow.


You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Polkadoodles Facebook Group
Digi Choosday Facebook Group
Polkadoodles Store
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Lady Butterfly 2

Our second Showcase image is another gorgeous 'Lady Butterfly' which I have done in shades of blue, green and yellow.

This time around I made the mask smaller and did the Distress Oxide background first.

She is once again Coloured with Copics with a large dose of Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle on those beautiful wings.


Hopefully you can see the sparkle in her wings below.



You can find my other image HERE

Challenges Entered:-

4 Crafty Chicks - Fairies
Craft Rocket - "F" - Fairy




Lady Butterfly

It's been a couple of months since we had a new showcase over at Aurora Wings, but the team is back today with a DOUBLE RELEASE  of two beautiful 'Lady Butterfly' images.

I have done both of my projects A4 size to be displayed  in my dining room.

I coloured the main image with Copics and then masked her off to create a background with distress oxide inks.  On this first image I made my mask a little too big for the image (too scared of ruining the colouring).


Once the background was dry, I spritzed with perfect pearls.


Then finally adde some flowers using gold gilding flakes and dotted with liquid pearls.


To see my other Lady Butterfly click HERE

You can find these images using the links below:-

Digi Shop
Etsy Shop

Thats not all, with all purchases over $10 you can get this beautiful 'Autumn Mermaid' FREE




We would also welcome you to join us on Facebook and our Challenge Blog.





Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Digi Choosday Week 38

This week the team were asked to make a CAS card and I knew just the collection I wanted to use, the adorable Lil Miss Sugarpops - The image is from the Mini Download 1 and I think it is my favourite Sugarpop.

I have been obsessed by Unicorns Since I was little, so this card was inspired by my inner child.


I created the layout in Silhouette with a sentiment from the Sil store and then coloured with Copics.

I wanted a really girly colour hairs, so once I had laid down a pale pink with Copics, I used various, blue, pink and purple Spectrum Noir pencils to create the texture and colour of the hair.


Finally I added a load of sparkle to the stars and horn with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen, because Unicorns sparkle, right?

We would love to see you enter our ANYTHING GOES challenge and also share your creations on our Facebook pages, you can find all the links below.

Challenges Entered:-

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Digi Choosday Week 37

It's time for a new challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge.  The team are busy bringing you Christmas inspiration, it's getting closer and POLKADOODLES has the most fabulous downloads and Stamps packed with Festive Lovelies.

For my card I have used an image from Winnie Winterland and kept to a nice simple card, so the image pops.

I have coloured in Copics in one of my favourite Christmas colours Turquoise and for a change mixed it with Red.



You probably can't see here by that snowman is sparkling like a star.



Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge Blog to grab todays discount code.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Challenge Blog
Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Digi Choosday Week 36

Welcome to a new DIGI CHOOSDAY challenge which as always is ANYTHING GOES.

You know by now that the design team doesn't get it that easy and are given a theme to follow, this weeks theme is 'MALE'.

I am not a fan of male cards, I am usually pretty stumped, which is not good, with a family of Nephews, Dads, Step Dads, my Son and all his male Friends, and get this I work in a Car Dealership ( I make everyones birthday cards) and it is mainly male, so really I should be a pro!!

Anyway, Polkadoodles makes it easier for me with their fun images, for this challenge I have used Gamer from Work and Play 2, perfect for all my sons friends, who are all crazy about gaming.


I coloured my image with Copics and made an easel card with Kraft and put some funky arrow papers from my stash on the front.  I also added a Playstation controller from the Silhouette store to complete my gamers card.

Would love to see you enter our challenge which runs for 2 weeks and of course Prizes!!!

Also every Tuesday there is a discount code posted along with the challenge, fab for all the new images Polkadoodles have released recently.

You can find all things Polkadoodles with the following links:-

Polka Doodles Facebook Group
DigiChooseday Facebook Group
Polka Doodles Store
Digichoosday Crafting Challenge

Challenges Entered:-

Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Make my Monday - For a Child
Crafters Cafe - Boys will be Boys



Monday, 4 September 2017

Pink Pansy

It's an anything goes challenge over at Aurora Wings and I thought I might try some colours that are a little out of my comfort zone.

I chose Pansy Sprite, which was a freebie a little while ago.  I had a search on google and found a pansy in unexpected colours.


So had a little attempt with these colours, it started fairly well, but I think the shades of pink I chose didn't quite work as expected, still it is always a lesson learnt.

To keep with the bold colour choice I used a mixture of die cuts in pink and orange to complete my card.


You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:


Challenges Entered:-

Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
Scrappers Delight - ATG
A Bit more Time to craft - ATG
Cards galore Encore - ATG


Friday, 1 September 2017

Poppy Mouse

We have a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we have two lovely sponsors.



I have chosen to work with Poppy Mouse by Di's Digi Stamps.


I coloured the lil mouse first using Copics and to get the texture,  once the ink was dry I put a little surgical spirit on an old flannel and dabbed a couple of times.

Once the mouse was dry I coloured the remainder of the image with Graph-it Markers.

I cut a swing card template and added a few odds of patterned paper.



Challenges Entered:-

Cute Card Thursday - Too Cute
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Day Dreamer - ATG
Alphabet Challenge - Make your Mark
Emerald City - ATG
Di's Digi Designs - Bright Colours


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Digi Choosday Week 35

It's time for a new challenge at DIGI CHOOSDAY and the team are still busy with Christmas makes.

Of course all our challenges are ANYTHING GOES, but it want to join in with a Christmas theme, you are more than welcome to.

I have used an image from Winnie Winterland to make a fairly CAS card.


My image is coloured with Copics and Graphic markers with some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

The sentiment is from the silhouette store, all finished off with a hand tied bow.



Remember to head over to the challenge blog today to grab the discount code.


Challenges Entered:

Christmas with the Cuties  - Cute Couple
Dream Valley - Use a stamp or Digi
Christmas Card Challenge - ATG Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Bright Colours
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday





Sunday, 27 August 2017

The Wedding

So for the last year I have spent a lot of time working on the Invitations and decorations for my Brothers Wedding.

The Wedding was last Saturday and it was a beautiful day, just wanted to share all my hard work.  

Everything was designed in Silhouette Studio and cut on my Cameo (Except the invite outers)



















The beautiful newlyweds.



Thanks for stopping by x