Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Digi Choosday Challenge – Anything Goes!

Good morning!  How is everyone, well I hope?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our final challenge of the year!!  As we wanted to end 2015 in style our theme this time is Anything Goes!  As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, the offer is a 24 hour only deal!!  It’s Christmas…treat yourself!

To be honest I don’t get on too well with an Anything Goes challenge.  I really prefer a theme to work to and without one I can get a bit stumped!!

So with that in mind I decided to show a project that I made ages ago for Nikky’s Create and Craft OCTAVIA FROSTED WINTER show back in September. 
I made a dog treat bag (containing gravy bones, MY dogs absolute fave) and I had the devil’s own job keeping my littlest Staffy (as seen in my profile pic) from grabbing them off the table when I took the photo.  Definitely a ‘get down Shep’ moment! J
Ingredients:
All pre-coloured elements: OCTAVIA FROSTED WINTER
Card: Super Smooth
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Large Decorative Rectangles’ – Tonic Nesting Circles and Ovals – Tag free with mag
Others: Twine – Stickles – Pearl – Eyelet - Cello bag

So make no bones about it and wag that tail over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.  And don’t forget to visit the STORE  as it’s….    
…..so snag the DISCOUNT CODE


This is my last post for 2015 and as the hectic season is here I will be trying to stay away from the computer if I can.  I won’t be around much to comment but you all make such super gorgeous stuff I’m sure you don’t need me to confirm that!! J

So I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being so kind and generous with your support and comments and hope that you all have a ridiculously happy Christmas and a peaceful,  joyful and healthy New Year!

See ya! (And there goes the jingle of sleigh bells receding into the distance!! J)
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
CREATIVE CARD CREW – Challenge #102: Holiday Season
NATALIE AND AMY – Challenge #39: Christmas
CREATIVE LADYBIRDS CREATIONS – Challenge #10: Always Anything Goes
INKY CHICKS – Challenge #60: Merry Christmas
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #83: Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #159: Anything Christmas Goes
C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge #341: Christmas
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – Challenge #10: To a Special Person at Christmas (my dogs are MY special people J )
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #19: Anything Goes
SPELLBINDING STAMPS – Make it Sparkle
GLITTER N SPARKLE – Challenge #167: Traditional or Non Traditional Colours
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #20: Christmas
EUREKA – Challenge # Non-Traditional Christmas Colours 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Delightful Wednesday – Christmas!

Hello there! How is everyone? Hope no one was caught up in the terrible flooding in Cumbia! What a nightmare for those poor people.  My heart goes out to them!

So it is my turn today to post a Wednesday project on the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and Sandy and I have chosen Christmas as our theme for December.  No surprise there then! J  This is my last post for the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG this year. L  I do adore Wendy’s fabulous images and Sandy and I have considered it an honour to have been able to showcase them using a different theme each month.
My stepper card features the gorgeous (and not very well coloured!!) CHRISTMAS SAFFIGotta love that sweet little reindeer!  Maybe I should have given him a Rudolph nose!!
Thankfully this is another card that I can add to my ‘is-that-all-you’ve-made’ pile! I have to admit to being seriously behind in all my Christmas prep.  I haven’t made a single mince pie yet and that is very unusual for me.  I have normally scoffed half a dozen by now!!  My waistline is VERY grateful!! J

Ingredients:
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Centre Stepper’ – Sue Wilson ‘Holly Sprays’
Punches: Tonic snowflakes
Paper/Card: Neenah Solar White – Kraft - LOTV ‘Woodland Wishes’
Others: Stickles - Pearls

So be a deer and trot along to the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG as every day there is something to inspire you.  And don’t forget to visit the SHOP too for all of Wendy’s delightful designs!

Thanks so much for looking and for your lovely comments!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
GLITTER N SPARKLE – Challenge #166: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #89: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #291: Always Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #146: Anything Goes /Twist of Christmas
CREATIVE CARD CREW – Challenge #102: Holiday Season
NATALIE AND AMY – Challenge #39: Christmas
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #159: Anything Christmas Goes
EUREKA – Challenge #170: Christmas is Coming
FAB N FUNKY – Challenge #285: Snowflakes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #83: Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Digi Choosday Challenge –Christmas Decor!

Good morning!  Hope everyone is well!

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this week is Christmas Decor!  As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, the offer is a 24 hour only deal!!

A quick dash in and out for me today to show my Christmas decor effort which is a table centrepiece to encircle a candle.  A flameless candle of course, I don’t want Health and Safety knocking on my door!

Ingredients:
All pre-coloured elements: OCTAVIA FROSTED WINTER
Card: Super Smooth – Centura Pearl Ivory
Dies: Tonic Snowflake
Others: Gems - Wooden snowflakes

So light the way over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  as it’s….
…..so snag the DISCOUNT CODE

Thanks so much for looking and all your kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
CRAFTY GIRLZ – Challenge #9: Anything Goes/Twist of Wintry
SPARKLES – Challenge #74: Anything But a Card
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #159: Anything Christmas Goes
GLITTER N SPARKLE – Challenge #166: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #89: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #291: Always Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #146: Anything Goes/Twist of Christmas
CREATIVE CARD CREW – Challenge #102: Holiday Season
INKY CHICKS – Challenge #60: Merry Christmas
EUREKA – Challenge #170: Christmas is Coming

Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Pencil Case - H = Heartfelt!

Hello! How is everyone? Good I hope!

We are opening our hearts over on THE PENCIL CASE blog this fortnight by offering you a Heartfelt challenge.  Scoot over to THE BLOG to see how the DT has interpreted this theme using the awesome LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS.  Inspiration aplenty!!
This time we are sponsored by the awesome…
………who are offering an incredible prize so check out THE BLOG for details.

For my make I used one of Nikky’s incredible colouring pages that can be found as part of the COLOUR THERAPY CLUB – MONTH 1 A .  There are also many other gorgeous bundles and complete colouring book collections to download HERE.  They are absolutely fab and I cannot recommend them highly enough (and I can’t stop using them either!!).

I know sometimes it can be a bit daunting colouring a page full of intricate design but there are no rules to say that you have to colour the entire thing.  In fact that is what I have done here; layering heart dies to spotlight areas and leave a small portion blank. 
OK so I have to say this looked soooo much better in my mind before I actually created it and does, in fact, look better IRL.  Designing is all about experimenting and pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone……I’ve learnt lessons; nuff said!! J

Ingredients:
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Pin Hole Squares’ - Sizzix ‘Heart Framelits’
Card/Paper: Neenah Solar White
Colouring: LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS (Colours used listed on THE PENCIL CASE BLOG)
Others: Ribbon - Gems  

So take heart and pop over to THE BLOG and join our fab challenge.  And if you want to experience these amazing artist quality pencils for yourself you can get them HERE! And if you already have them and enjoy using them why not share your makes with us in our FACEBOOK 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:
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #88: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #290: Always Anything Goes
ABC CHALLENGE – W is for Wishes (Add a Sentiment)
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #82: Anything Goes/Bling It Up
CREATIVE LADYBIRDS CREATIONS – Challenge #10: Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Digi Choosday Challenge – Traditional Christmas!

Good morning!  Hope all is well with you and yours! OMG it’s 1st December! Just 24 sleeps to go people!! Have you been good? I’m panicking!! J


So as well as it being 1st December it is also Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this week is, fittingly, Traditional Christmas!  As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, the offer is a 24 hour only deal!!

Now what depicts a more traditional Christmas than an image of Father Christmas?  (Well maybe dodgy festive jumpers and last minute panic buying but let’s focus on the positive here!!)  And I have to say that Nikky has drawn the most amazing vintage Santa I have ever seen! Isn’t he fab!!

I decided, for no other reason than I got the wrong card out of the cupboard (doh!), to print my images onto watercolour paper.  A happy accident as it turns out because I rather like the textured result.


Ingredients:
Image, paper, sentiment & poinsettia: PICKNIX 3 – NORDIC WINTER
Card: Watercolour card – Centura Pearl
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Pin Hole Rectangles’ - Sue Wilson ‘Pierced Flags’
Colours used: Skin: 92, 89, 90, 31 - Hair and Beard: 97, 96, 95 - Fur: 98, 80, 82
Reds: 94, 91, 90, 30 - Greens: 65, 63, 62, 71
Others: Stickles – Pearls – Glitter dots – Ribbon

So jingle all the way over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  as it’s….   

…..so snag the DISCOUNT CODE.  Do it Claus you want to!!! J

Thanks so much for looking and all your kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
SPELLBINDING STAMPS – Include a Digital Element
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #145: Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment
AS YOU LIKE IT – Favourite Season and Why (Winter – because of Christmas of course. A fabulous family time when we get together more than any other time of the year.)
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #18: Anything Goes
LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLZ – Challenge #9: Anything Goes/Twist of Wintry
C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge #339: Winter
WINTER WONDERLAND – Add Some Sparkle and Bling
BROWN SUGAR – Challenge #174: Use Pearls
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #88: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #290: Always Anything Goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #153: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!  His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!)
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #146: Anything Goes /Twist of Christmas
NATALIE AND AMY – Challenge #39: Christmas

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Delightful Wednesday – Music!

Hello there! How is everyone?

It is my turn today to post a Wednesday project on the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and Sandy and I are continuing with our Music theme for November.
Now this little guy reminds me of David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust persona and what would suit him better than a ‘rocker’ card! Oh come on!! J

Ok so who remembers vinyl! Oh good, that means you’re as old as me then!! J I was going to put him in front of a CD but with his whole 1970’s glam rock thing going on I decided a record was more appropriate. Gotta love glam rock…. bet you’re reaching for your platforms and blue glitter eyeshadow as we speak!! I know I am!! J


Ingredients:
Image: ROCKIN ROB
Dies: Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’ and ‘Nesting Stars’ - Memory Box ‘Party Music’ – Tattered Lace semiquaver
Paper/Card: Neenah Solar White – Black gloss card - Stash stuff
Colouring: Spectrum Noir markers and pencils
Others: Piano washi tape (thank you Sammy)

So rock ‘n’ roll along to the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG as every day there is something to inspire you.  And don’t forget to visit the SHOP too for all of Wendy’s delightful designs!

Thanks so much for looking and for your lovely comments!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE –Challenge #9: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #145: Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #34: Anything Goes
THE CRAFT ADDICTS – Challenge #4: Anything Goes/Use Die-cuts
LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #87: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #3: Anything Goes
SPELLBINDING STAMPS – Include a Digital Element

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Digi Choosday Challenge – Winter Birthdays!

Good morning!  Hope all is well with you and yours!

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this week is Winter Birthdays!  As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, it’s a limited time offer!!

So I dug out one of my fave 8x8 circles cards again for my make this week.

CLOSED.....

This is the gorgeous SERENITY RESTING who is probably more suited to the spring or summer so I had to winter-fy her up a bit.  I gave her winter pansies in her hair and dressed her with sleeves and gloves and stuck her in a snowstorm.  Kind of me don’t you think!  
.....OPEN.....
 Now I have to admit that this did not turn out as I had originally planned but then what does!! This was going to be an aperture tent card with the image sort of suspended in the middle.  Did. Not. Happen. L So it is now an aperture card with NOTHING suspended at all.  Except maybe disbelief!! J  

.....AJAR! :) 

 Ingredients:
Birthday sentiment: WORK AND PLAY 3
Card: Neenah Solar White - Stash stuff
Dies: Spellbinders ‘Grand Scalloped Circles’ - Couture ‘Winter Flurries’ – Die’sire Snowflakes - Sue Wilson ‘Pierced Tags’
Colours used: Skin: 92, 89, 31 & 21 – Hair: 49, 51, 47, 99 – Blues: 49, 51, 47, 46
Purples: 41, 36, 38 – Whites: 97, 96, 95 – Yellow: 84 - Background: 99, 41, 38, 46 – Grass: 67 Shading: 75
Others: Liquid Pearls – Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord DI’s – Pearls - Ribbon

So chill out and flurry over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  as it’s….                                
…..so snag the DISCOUNT CODE.  Yes, you will get THAT much off; it’s snow joke!!! J

Thanks so much for looking and all your kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
WORLDWIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #5: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE –Challenge #9: Anything Goes
CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE – Nov Challenge: Use a Stamp or Digi
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – Nov Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
CRAFTY MESS  - Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #34: Anything Goes
CRAFTY GIRLZ – Challenge #9: Anything Goes/Twist of Wintry
A SNOWFLAKES PROMISE – Challenge #10: Winter/Christmas Theme
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #145: Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #18: Anything Goes
CREATIVE CORNER - Team Jess Challenge: Happy Birthday
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #87: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – Challenge #152: Winter Birthday
AS YOU LIKE IT – Favourite Season and Why (Winter – because of Christmas of course with all its sparkle and wonder and because we have more family get-togethers and outings (mainly shopping) than at any other time of the year – Oh and I also love the snow!! J)

Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Pencil Case - G = Greens!

Hello! How is everyone? Good I hope!

We are having a Green challenge over on THE PENCIL CASE blog this fortnight where the DT showcase the awesome LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS. 
This time we are sponsored by…
………who are offering an incredible prize so check out THE BLOG for details.

Now greens are not normally my colour of choice but I do love a limited palette so I gave it a bash. 
Well after the ‘success’ of my last bookmark (don’t ask) I was crazy enough to make another using the super cute image I got to play with this week. This happy-go-lucky chap is called BOY 6 and is just one of many cute images that can be found in the DIGITAL PAPERCRAFT SHOP.

Ingredients:
Dies: Tonic ‘Expressions Sentiment Set’ and ‘Nesting Stars’
Card/Paper: Velvet cream card – Stash stuff
Colouring: LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS (Colours used listed on THE PENCIL CASE BLOG)
Others:  Glitter gems

So take a hop skip and a jump over to THE BLOG and join our fab challenge.  And if you want to experience these amazing artist quality pencils for yourself you can get them HERE! And if you already have them and enjoy using them why not share your makes with us in our FACEBOOK 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:
EUREKA STAMPS – Challenge #167: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #2: Anything Goes
SPARKLES – Challenge #74: Anything But a Card
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS – Challenge #4: Anything Goes/Use Die-cuts
CRAFTY MESS  - Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #86: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #145: Anything Goes Plus a Sentiment
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #34: Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #18: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Digi Choosday Challenge – With Thanks!

There are no words.............
....thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris.


Good morning!  How is everyone? 

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this week is With Thanks! So make us a little something to say  a big ‘Thank You’ to someone! As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, it’s a limited time offer!!

I really can’t resist the fabulous colouring pages that Nikky has in the store right now so once again I had to use one but this time to decorate a gift bag.  There are loads to choose from HERE so you are really spoilt for choice.
I used to gorgeous ODDELLA WITH BAG , she is my favourite of the wonderful ICKYINK ART LADIES , and a sentiment from WORK AND PLAY 4.
This design really has a flower-power hippy chick vibe.  Peace and love man (and considering where we find ourselves today I really, really mean that)!!!

Ingredients:
Sentiment: WORK AND PLAY 4
Card: Neenah Solar White - Stash stuff
Dies: Sue Wilson ‘Pierced Flags’ and ‘Calabria’
Colours used: Skin: 91, 89, 30, 31, 32 – Hair: 51, 48, 47, 99, 26, 28 - Pinks: 26, 28, 29
Blues: 51, 48, 47 –Purples: 37, 36, 39 – Yellows: 87, 83, 84, 8 – Shading: 98
Others: Gift Bag - Gems – Ribbon - Embossalicious floral embossing folder

So chill out dude and stroll over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.   And ‘bag’ yourself a bargain by going to the STORE  as it’s….
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/
…..so grab the DISCOUNT CODE.  Don’t miss out!

Thanks so much for looking and all your kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
CRAFTY BOOTS – Giving Thanks
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #10: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #144: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CATZ – Challenge #301: Girls Only
CRAFTY MESS  - Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CRAFT-DEE BOWZ – Nov Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
BROWN SUGAR – Challenge #172: No Patterned Paper
QKR STAMPEDE – Challenge #165: Give Thanks
GLITTER N SPARKLE – Challenge #163: Add a Die-cut/Punch Shape (Sue Wilson ‘Pierced Flags’ and ‘Calabria’)
EUREKA STAMPS – Challenge #167: Anything Goes

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Delightful Wednesday – Music!

Just wanted to take a moment.......


Hello there! Hope all is well with you and yours!

It is my turn today to post a Wednesday project on the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and Sandy and I feel that there is a little tune in the air this month so our chosen theme for November is Music!

Now there really are some fabulously generous souls out there and non-more so than my uber talented friend Sammy who, after I made a comment about NEEDING the piano key washi tape that she used in her post HERE , only went and sent me some!!! Bless her little cotton-blend socks!! Thank you, my lovely!! xxx

So in response I thought I ought to ‘punish’ her by making her a card using said washi tape and here it is (which just so happens to fit nicely with our theme this month don’t you know!)!

You know I wanted to be a ballerina when I was young and I actually studied dance for a few years…. then I discovered boys…. and pies!! Oh well! J

Ingredients:
Dies: Tonic ‘Elegant Ovals Layering Dies’ – Memory Box ‘Party Music’
Paper/Card: Neenah Solar White – Centura Pearl – LOTV ‘Antebellum’
Colouring: LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS
Skin: 92, 89, 31 & 28
Hair: 76, 80, 87, 15, 13, 9, 83
Oranges: 15, 13, 9
Brown: 76, 80, 82                  
Others: Liquid Pearls – Piano washi tape (thank you Sammy) – Vintage Photo DI – Silky Crush Ribbon

So pirouette along to the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG as every day there is something to inspire you.  And don’t forget to visit the SHOP too for all of Wendy’s delightful designs! Go on give it a whirl!

Thanks so much for looking and for your lovely comments!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
SCRAPYLAND – Challenge #29: Anything Goes (using Tonic and Memory Box dies)
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #85: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #287: Always Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #144: Anything Goes
CRAFTINGWITH FRIENDS – Challenge #10: Anything Goes
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS – Challenge #4: Anything Goes/Use Die-cuts
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE –Challenge #9: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Digi Choosday Challenge – Christmas Sparkles!

Good morning!  Hope all is well with you and yours!

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this week is Christmas Sparkles! So get out those gems and all that glitter and play along! As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a COLOSSAL reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, it’s a limited time offer!!

So have you been swept up in the new colouring book mania that’s happening right now?  Nikky Hall has created some amazing colouring pages for you to download HERE so that you can print on any card or paper you choose and in any size you choose. What a fab idea!

You can also join the COLOUR THERAPY CLUB which is exactly what I did and this is one of the amazing images you can download this month.
Boy was this a labour of love.  When I thought I had finished all the mistletoe another sprig seemed to appear up out of nowhere. Great fun though, even if my pencils are all blunt now!! J


Ingredients:
Sentiment Bauble: PICKNIX 2 GINGERBREAD TWIST
Card: Neenah Solar White - Kraft – Centura Pearl - Stash stuff
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Large Decorative Rectangles’ – Die’sire ‘Icicles’
Colouring/Ink: LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS
                                               Colours used: Holly: 67, 74, 72 - Berries: 33, 92, 90

                       Mistletoe: 59, 68, 71 - Berries: 75
                       Poinsettias: 33, 92, 91, 90 & 85
                       Baubles: (Red) 33, 92, 91, 90, 30 & (Yellow) 87, 83, 84, 2
                       Background: 83, 87, 75
Others: Stickles-a-plenty!!

So don’t forget to shine and sparkle over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.   And check out the STORE  too but don’t forget it’s….                                 
…..so grab the DISCOUNT CODE.  Don’t miss out!

Thanks so much for looking and all your kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
UNICORN CHALLENGE BLOG – Challenge #3: Christmas is Coming
SCRAPYLAND – Challenge #29: Anything Goes (using Tattered Lace dies)
CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE – Nov Challenge: Use a Stamp or Digi
CRAFTINGWITH FRIENDS – Challenge #10: Anything Goes
GLITTER N SPARKLE – Challenge #162:  Use Some Red
LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #21: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #85: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #287: Always Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #144: Anything Goes
THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS – Challenge #71: Glitter and/or Shine
SPARKLES CHRISTMAS - Challenge #59: Christmas Decorations

Saturday, 7 November 2015

The Pencil Case - F = Fierce!

Hello! How is everyone? Good I hope! I’m off to our local fireworks display later and I’m really looking forward to it.  I luuuurve fireworks!  I’m lucky that my dogs are not too bothered by them.  They bark at the first ‘whoosh bang!’ then sleep through the rest! J


Ok, this is the weekend right? Yes? Oh wow, well I don’t usually post on a Saturday but that is about to change as I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have been asked to join the uber talented ladies over on THE PENCIL CASE , showcasing the awesome LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS  Whoooo hoooo!
As anyone brave enough to visit my blog will know I have been using these incredible pencils for about a month now and find it almost impossible to use anything else.  I was totally blown away by them, their ease of blending and their vibrant rich colours; they have even managed to make me look halfway competent at colouring which is saying something!! J

So for my very first challenge as part of this fabulous team (happy dance!!) the theme is F = Fierce! So get out those 'fierce' colours and colour yourself silly!!  You can use ANY medium you like to join in.

This time we are sponsored by the amazing….
………who is offering an incredible prize so check out THE BLOG for details.

Ok off we go then.  So when saw the image I was lucky enough to work with (another happy dance!!) I thought rainbow!! I know my brain worries me too sometimes!!
This stunning, glamourous, ‘poisonous’ witch is called PRISCILLA  and I thought I would place her on a cauldron. I know that Halloween is now a long distant memory but she’s a witch, what else was I supposed to do with her?!!
I made my cauldron using a snowglobe die turned upside down; the flags cut from a banner die to make ‘feet’ and circle dies to create bubbles!  To make it a little less Halloween I’ve decided that it’s not a potion at all; it’s actually her bath for later!!

Ingredients:
Image: PRISCILLA
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Snowglobe’ - Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’ – La-La Land ‘Flag Banner’
Card/Paper: Neenah Solar White – Stash stuff
Colours used: Skin: 92, 89, 31 - Hair: 59, 63, 7– Moon: 82, 83, 27, 9
Reds: 21, 18 - Yellows: 9, 7 - Greens: 59, 63 – Blues: 51, 47
Purples: 38, 39 – Oranges: 15, 13 – Blacks: 99, 98, 96
Background: 37, 38, 39 & 59, 63, 62 - Oh and white too!
Others: Spiders Web - Ribbon

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Thanks so much for looking and for your kind comments and have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
INKY IMPRESSIONS – Challenge ‘#276: Halloween/Purple, Orange & Black
INCY WINCY – Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #286: Always Anything Goes
CRAFTY BOOTS – Autumn and Halloween
WORLDWIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #5: Anything Goes
CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE – Nov Challenge: Use a Stamp or Digi
CRAFTY GIRLZ – Challenge #8: Anything Goes/Bewitched
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #80: Anything Goes
FAB N FUNKY – Challenge #280: Die Cuts and/or Punches
SCRAPYLAND – Challenge #29: Anything Goes (using Tonic, La-La Land and Tattered Lace dies)