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Saturday 12 September 2015

Polkadoodles Frosted Winter Coasters

Hello i said i would be back. Well last week i did a sneak peep of one of the projects i did for Polkadoodles for there Show on Create and Craft on the 8th. I do hope you saw this if not you can still catch it on line. The show featured the new cd - OCTAVIA  - FROSTED WINTER omg I so love this CD there is so much in it Papers are lush when you print they are the ones you sit and stroke BUT YOU CAN USE.  You can purchase the CD from Nikky at the shop HERE 
Now if you only want to try some of images that come pre coloured or black and white then you can purchase them. But folks go for the lot you will go back for more and more.
So I thought i would try doing some up cycling and go some of those cheap coasters mine cost 75p in the reduced section. This is what you could make with just a few supplies
 The images are Pre coloured printed on Mat Photo Paper
Frosted Fox
 Frosted Spines
 Frosty Penguins
 Frosty Polar family
Ok quick supplies need 
Mats, Modge Podge Mat and Sparkle, Acrylic Paint
I lightly sanded the top to key 
Each step must be left to dry
Base coat of paint going over the sides roughly to look like snow 
Print images from CD on Photo Paper cut to size
Add thin layer of Matt Podge Podge and then lay picture on top make sure to get all air out
Next when dry add another layer of modge podge
Next another layer with some Sparkle Modge Podge
Another layer of Matt Podge  to seal 
I think you could even do the top coat with some varnish to make them more durable
I would say you need 3 layers but that is up to you.
The sparkle didnt show in my pictures but it was there
So thats it leave to dry for a few days and wrap with some nice ribbon and you have a nice teachers present for a few £'s
Well hope you like and maybe try i know i will be doing some more.
Thanks for popping by
Alphabet Challenge - 2W, 1E, JFF - (W2 of 2) - O is for One Layer
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - Anything But a Card
Jingle Belles - 2W - must be Christmas - (W1 of 2) - Use Something From Your Stash that's at least a year old and tell what it is -  Modge Podge
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #7 Anything Goes 
Creative Knockouts W, 2E, C8 #106 Clean & Simple
Moving along with the Times - 2W, E3 Cute Animal 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - M, 2E, must be Winter Holiday (September)-  Festive Decor
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E - Get Ready For Christmas
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #50 Always Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday C5, 2nd & 4th weeks -  Try Something New  - Making Mats
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes

A Little Pumpkin- Crafty Catz DT

Good morning a running a little late this should have been on yesterday but I guess better late than never. So I quickly share this card with you and tell you all about our new challenge at CRAFTY CATZ which has been picked by the lovely Dianne.
So her theme this week is AUTUMN COLOURS
Now you dont have to do an Autumn card/project just use the colours and these must be the colours we are allowing skin colours unless you want to do a Orange or Green Face. lol
We are sponsored this we by the very talented artist
So what did I do for my inspiration piece.
I used this cute image of a child dressed in his her Halloween costume looks like a lot of sweets there doesnt it. You can purchase the image here. Coloured my image with my Promarkers and used a Spellbinders scallop circle die to cut out and mat on a orange card. I didnt use any backing paper but embossed a piece of cream card with a Fiskers texture plate. I think the plate says feathers but to me it was the vains of the leaves that it reminded me of. I used my Distressed inks to colour the card randomly. The added touches of dylussion in left to dry. I then went over the top with some copper gliding wax. My acorn has gliding flakes on it and is attached with some twine. I didnt add a sentiment as I didnt want to take awy from the image and the embossing.
Well thats my little card i enjoyed messing with my inks and waxes and hope you like the end result.
I do hope that you can find some time to come and play along again this week.
Thanks for popping i will be back shortly with something else I enjoyed getting glued up with.

Friday 11 September 2015

Thinking of them

My thoughts are in New York City with the 2977 souls who lost their lives,  14 years ago today

Create and Craft Sample - Polkadoodles - Octavia Frosted Winter

Hi did you see the show on Create and Craft featuring the new CD from Polkadoodles called Octivia Frosted Winter. OMG the samples fom the team where out of this world. if you missed it you can catch it on Create and Craft website.
The Cd is available to purchase also from Polkadoodles store HERE
For this sample I decided to use one of the Chalk Board Sentiments on the CD. There is so much on it that you can make amazing cards not only from the images but from the sentiments.
I kept this the Black and White theme matting the sentiment with white and a layer of silver for bling. I have used  a embossing folder on the strip, some Black sheer Ribbon. Pins to embellish and some Black gems. kept the layout very simple .
A quick card but I think you will agree an effective one.
Thanks for popping by i will have some more samples shortly.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long -atg
Quick Quotes - M (first Friday of the month), E1, SIO - No.55 - September - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2WE5 (W1 of 2) #140 Anything Goes (+ a sentiment) 
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #7 Anything Goes
Southern Girls - 2W, 1E, C10 - (W2 of 2)   #119 Layer It Up
Addicted to Stamps and More - W - C10 - #161 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E - Get Ready For Christmas
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #50 Always Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew 2W - #95 Christmas (
Cardz 4 Guyz W, 3E - #87 3 of something- 3 black gems
Passion For Promarkers Challenge Wmust use promarkers - #313 Use a Sentiment
  • My Besties UK Challenge - M, SIO, E3 if Sherri Baldy product E1 if not - (September) Anything Goes & Black & White

Christmas at Craft Challenge- Santa Christmas

Good evening I am running a little behind so will quickly get on with my post. I am here to share with you my DT card for CRAFT and this week it is our CHRISTMAS Challenge.
So if you like me are trying hard to prepare early for the Christmas Season this challenge is the perfect one to help get ready.
We are sponsored this week by 
So lots of prizes up for grabs.
For my card I have used a image from Karen's Doodles called Santa Christmas
I just love this image and when i think of Santa this is how I imagine him. I have gone with a Vintage feel for my card distressing the papers and using vintage style papers from Dovecraft.
My image has been coloured with Promarkers and the edges of the papers have distressed inks on. i have used some gold mirri and the dies are Memory box. Some lace and gold trim and sentiment from stash.
Well i think he is a jolly Santa and a hard working one too. So now it is over to you. Please come and join us. You can make anything to do with Christmas. We would love to see it.
Hope you like my inspiration.
Thanks for popping by.
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #7 Anything Goes
Christmas - R for things beginning with the letter R---Red Raindeer ripped paper
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E - Get Ready For Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #109 Tic Tac Toe - 2nd downwards
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #50 Always Anything Goes 
Creative Card Crew 2W - #95 Christmas 
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2W, 2E, C10, Must be Christmas - Use a Die 
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1At least 2 patterned papers

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Shape Cards at Digi Choosday and HEADS up to Watch

Good morning before I share with you the my post a little heads up.
I hope you will be tuning into Create & Craft at 10am to watch our wonderful and talented Nikky with another fab show lots of samples from the team. I will be watching.
A little peep to wet you apatite

Ok back to the post and this week we have another challenge for you at Digi Choosday.
 A fab challenge which so many of you will just love. 
Shape Cards
so lets see those shapes and no Square isnt a shape as i have been told. Lol
Dont forget it is also discount day on the blog.
So what shape you may be thinking 
For my shape I have gone with a stepper card
I have chosen this fab image from the CD Work & Play 10 Country Life available here she is called Foraging Mushrooms and you can buy her on her own here  The papers are from this Cd and also the Tree and Bow and Sentiments. I have coloured her with my new Lyra Rembrandt Pencils. Dies i have used are Die-namics and Joy  with a few pearls as accents.
Well I hope you like it this was my very 1st attempt with Pencils and I love them. No not getting rid of my Pens but you will be seeing more images coloured with them. There is a new challenge blog called the Pencil Case which is sponsored by Rembrandt Polycolour here
So thats it for now dont forget to pop along and checkout the rest of the team and show them some love. Hope you will be linking up your shape card we look forward to seeing all the creations.
Bye for now
Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #335 Earth Tones
Retarte 2W, E3 - #60 -  Anything Goes 
Sweet Stamps M1E, SIO, C10 - # 237 Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday C5, 2nd & 4th weeks -  Try Something New - pencils
Tuesday Throwdown W- #261 Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - M, 2nd Monday, 1E - (August) Shaped Cards
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Make My Monday - W, C6 - Something beginning with F- Foraging
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - 2W, 2E, C5 -  Anything Goes & Blog Hop