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Friday, 17 August 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting - Eden Cherry Blossom

Morning everyone,

I hope you are well. I am still away spending time with my parents as this post goes out.

We have a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting today. Whilst it is an 'Anything Goes' theme for all you lovely crafters, the DT were tasked with making 'round cards'.

For this challenge I have coloured up Eden Cherry Blossom, she was such a joy to colour up. I have coloured her with DI reinkers  and sprinkled some white frantage around the outside of the image  finishing off with some white pearl string. I have mounted it onto a LDRS Butterfly Wreath die.

I cut a spellbinders circular die to create the shape of this card.

I have teamed the card up with papers from the Eden Heaven plain Jane paper 3 set and I've edged the papers with white gesso.

The sentiment has been taken from the Quotes/Sentiments Lil Miss Sugarpops Kit and 1 and 2 download kit.

The flowers and ribbon are from my own crafty stash.

Links to the Polkadoodles goodies are at the end of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Heart: Gathered Twigs
Flowers; Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany (white posca pen for the white dots)

The prize is a $10 gift voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles download store and each of the top 3 favourites chosen by the DT will win a free digi stamp voucher in the online store.

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 10 August 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have all had a lovely week. As this post goes out I will setting off to the Peak District with hubby. Tomorrow we are visiting my son and his girlfriend in their new home in Nottinghamshire (it's a farm, I am very excited to see it) and on Sunday I am off to stay with my parents in Lincolnshire for around 10 days to do some some crafty shopping and to re-charge my batteries. I haven't seen them for a year so I am looking forward to it.

So today begins a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy Our lovely Tone is hosting this challenge and she has chosen the theme of: 

CAS (Clean and Simple)

Well this challenge took me right out of my comfort zone, I really struggled with it to begin with as I have never made a CAS card, but thankfully my lovely crafty friend Judy came to my rescue and set me on the right path ( I will also be visiting Judy in Whitby whilst staying with my parents:) We are going to make some Christmas cards together:)

For my card I coloured up an All Dressed Up image, she is one of my favourites. I have coloured her with DI reinkers. I don't really own many sentiments but this stamp was a freebie from a magazine, I'm so glad I kept it. 

I have added a few white dots to the centre of the flowers with my white posca pen.

The ribbon was a left over piece which came from the Ribbon Girls (what a great way to use up some scrap ribbon).


 DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Dress and Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Wings: Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The winner of this challenge will win a GDT spot for an upcoming challenge.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx


Friday, 3 August 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting - Fairy Christmas

Morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good week and Happy Friday!!

We have a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting today. It is an 'Anything Goes' challenge for all you lovely crafters out there (you don't have to use a Polkadoodles image to enter), but the DT were given a theme of Christmassy colours, I chose to go with traditional colours.

This gorgeous image is from the Winnie Winterland collection, she goes by the name of Fairy Christmas. I have coloured her with DI reinkers. To create the white dots on the present and the white areas on the baubles, I used some pebeo drawing gum (which masks out the areas) before I started colouring, but you need to let it dry before colouring.

Some Stardust stickles has been added to her wings to give them a lovely sparkly look.

The papers are a mixture from Winnie White Christmas (papers 1) and Winnie Winterland paper heaven 3, the candy canes and holly leaves are from the big Kahuna collection (the image and Winnie White Christmas papers are also part of the Kahuna collection or are sold separately). The sentiment is a freebie in the shop.

The pine cones, beaded stamens, red berries, frosted berry and white pearl trim are from the
 Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Bundled Sage
Present and Baubles: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot

The winner of this challenge will win a $10 gift voucher to use in the Polkadoodles download store and the top 3 winners will win a free digi stamp voucher.

For some reason not all the images for the products below are showing up again, but you can still click on them to take you the product (click on them twice if it doesn't open up first time).

That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Goes Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Warm Colours
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Lingonberry Light Tilda

Good morning everyone,

Gosh it has been a while since I last posted, but I haven't been idle. Several of my DTs are on their summer break and I have been cleaning the house from top to bottom. I have also been working behind the scenes creating some Christmas cards:)

This morning begins a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and our theme for this month is ......

Holidays
 whether that's celebrating the Summer Holidays or it can be something Christmassy the choice is yours!

I chose to go for a Christmas theme, that wasn't a difficult decision for me as they are my favourtie style of card to make even though it has been so hot here.

This is Lingonberry Light Tilda she is so cute. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some white frantage around the outside.

The snowflake border die peeping out of the top is a Precious Marieke die, the icy crystal is by Joy Crafts and the spruce fern is an old favourite of mine by Magnolia. I have added some twinklets to the icy crystal and ferns which gives them a lovely icy/frosty look.

The lace, ribbon, pine cones, square pearl trim, silver jingle bells and silver glitter embellishment is from the Ribbon Girl (they are currently offering 15% discount across the whole store).

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lisptick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Dress and Candle: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Bundled Sage
Flame: Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed

We are sponsored this month by Crafty Charlie and the prize is a £20 voucher to spend in their store.


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 20 July 2018

Polkadoodles Wrapped Up Warm

Good morning,

I hope you are all well. It's the last day of the school term today yay! I am looking forward to having some quiet relaxing time over the coming weeks.

Today we begin a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Polkadoodles. The DT were tasked to make a card with the theme Winter/Christmas.

This is my first Christmas card for the year:). I've coloured up Winnie Wrapped up Warm from the Winnie White Christmas collection. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and I've added some glamour dust to her pom pom and for the lying snow.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Boots: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Wrapped up Warm - Digital Stamp download. Winnie White Christmas printables.Craft printable download digital stamps/digi scrap

The papers are also from the Winnie White Christmas collection from set 1 and 3. 
10 Printable Christmas Word Art Embellishments - Winnie White Christmas...Craft printable download digital stamps/digi scrap  6 Printable Christmas Word Art Embellishments - Winnie White Christmas...Craft printable download digital stamps/digi scrap

The sentiment is a freebie.


The lace, silver flake web ribbon, silver glitter embellishments, and pearl trim are from the 

The winner of the challenge will win a £10 voucher to spend in the digi store and the winner picked by the DT will each win a digi voucher for the store.

In case the Polkadoodles products aren't showing at the bottom of this post (although if you click on them I think they will still take you to the product) here are the links:

Sentiment
Wrapped up Warm
Papers Set 1
Papers Set 3

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Corner - Christmas in July
CHNC - Christmas
The Holly and The Ivy - Christmas

Monday, 16 July 2018

Winnie 'You're Flying High'

Morning everyone,

I hope you are well and all had a lovely weekend. It was another hot one for us.

I am just popping in to share a card I made for fun. This little sweetie is a  Polkadoodles digi called 'Winnie You're Flying High'', she is also available in a pre-coloured version if colouring is not your thing. I have coloured her with Distress reinkers, added some white polka dots with my Signo gel pen and some white frantage around the outside of the image.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Dress and Shoes: Faded Jeans, Black Soot
Balloons: Shabby Shutter, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass
Bow: Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry
Envelopes: Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass

Winnie Celebrations 3...Flying High, Taking Off, Aim for the sky black & white digi stamp printable download  Winnie Celebrations 3...You're taking off/Flying High reveal COLOURED digi stamp printable download

The shape of the card has been cut with a rectangle die.

The papers are from Polkadoodles Eden Paper Heaven 1 set, which I've edged with white gesso and the sentiment is from Winnie Celebrations Kit 1.

Eden Collection - Paper Heaven 1 Digital Craft Download Bundle


Winnie Celebrations 1 sentiments - digi scrap kit download digital stamps

The die cut corners have been cut from a set of four by Robert Addams and  I used my Woodware  punch to punch out the envelopes.

The ribbon, square pearl trim and lace are from the Ribbon Girls.

Links to most  of the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on  a picture to be taken directly to the product.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 13 July 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Romantic Tilda with Parasol

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday, so we were blessed with some cooler weather for a couple of days this week, but the temperatures are rising again.

Today we have a new challenge beginning at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Beth is hosting our challenge for the next two weeks. She has chosen the theme:

Green and Pink.

I have coloured up another of my older Maggies, she is called 'Romantic Tilda with Parasol and I've coloured her with DI reinkers. I've added some Stardust Stickles to the parasol and socks.

I've cut the shape of the card with a Go Kreate XXL Flower Frame 1 die. 

The papers are by Craft and You and are called Bellissima Rosa. I have inked the edges with a Victorian Velvet distress ink pad.

The flowers, ribbon, lace, diamante and pearl embellishment, pearl trim and pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.

The doily has been cut from a Fantasy die, and the paper doily and the chipboard heart is from my stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Shoes and Hat: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Parasol: Bundled Sage, Shabby Sutters

The winner of the challenge will win a GDT spot for an upcoming challenge.

That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx