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Monday, 10 August 2020

New Anything Goes Challenge At Ally's Angels

 Hi everyone,

I hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the sunshine, it was a bit too hot for me.

Today we begin a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at Ally's Angels.

For my card this month, I have created a criss cross card, I am really enjoying making this style at the moment. The cute stamp is by Whimsy called 'Polly' which I have coloured with distress reinkers.

The papers I used are a mixture of Pion and Maja.

The swirl die is by Magnolia and the banner die is a Joy Crafts die.

The insert pulls out and I have made an envelope with my mini envelope punch board using some maja paper and then made a little insert to fit inside the envelope, stamped a sentiment and embossed it with gold embossing powder. 

Ali is offering the following fabulous prize to the winner of the challenge:

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful week.

Hugs

Gina xx







Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Summer Fun - New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine:)

This morning we have a new challenge beginning at Creative Inspirations and the theme for this month is.....

Summer Fun
It's that time of year where everyone is enjoying the hot weather (fingers crossed), going to the seaside and jetting off on holidays.... we would like to see creations inspired by all of this.

This cute little Tilda is enjoying a day at the beach. She has put some sand in a bottle and collected some sea shells. The shells are a Magnolia stamp which have been coloured with distress reinkers and I've adde some glossy accents to them. 

Colour list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Swimming Costume, Shoes and Flowers: Aged Mahogany

The wave border die and anchor are Joy Crafts dies.

Our sponsor this month is Di's Digi Stamps and she is offering the winner a $6 gift voucher.


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 20 July 2020

Beautiful Winnie Sunshine Delights Coloured with Distress Reinkers

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend. We had such gorgeous weather. After a pretty cloudy week,  the sun decided to made an appearance:)

Today I am popping in to share some more Polkadoodles inspiration.

On my card this time, I have coloured up a very beautiful digis from the Sunshine Delights collection. called Winnie Busy.

Sunshine Delight Busy - Winnie Sunshine Delights digi scrap printable download

I printed Winne onto some Artistico watercolour paper and cut the square out with one of the Posydoodle Square dies.



Posydoodles Basics - Squares dies

I have coloured her mostly with distress ink reinkers, but have used a couple of zig pens too.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: 091 (Zig), Speckled Egg, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar
Dress: Speckled Egg, 075 (Zig)
Shoes: 075 (Zig)
Bags: Speckld Egg, Victorian Velvet, 075 (Zig)

I was so excited when Nikky announced she had the new speckled egg distress ink in stock which is the latest colour to be released by Tim Holtz. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Speckled Egg Distress Reinker - Tim Holtz. Re-Inkers can be used to re-ink Distress Ink Pads, which are sold separately. Is your inkpad going dry? Simply drip new ink onto the pad to reinvigorate it again. Eco friendly.You can also use reinkers to colour - just use a paintbrush with the ink! Re-Inkers are available in 0.5oz amber glass bottle with an eye drop applicator Acid Free Non-Toxic Fade Resistant

The papers I have used on my card are from the Eden Plain Jane 1 set of digis papers.

 Eden Plain Jane 1 digis paper pack

There is a  removeable tag tucked behind the image. The tag has been cut from one of the Posydoodles Basic tag dies. I covered it with scraps that were left over from the shape of the card and stamped the sentiment from the Super Sentiments set of stamps. I wanted to give the card a bit of height so cut the gorgeous oval trellis die, cut it in half and tucked it between the card and paper.




Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies Super Sentiments - clear Polymer stamp set Oval Trellis Die

I have also used another of the Posydoodle Tag dies and the Super Sentiment stamps to create the sentiment below.


I've cut the Super Sprigs die in white card and tucked them underneath the flowers, I think they look so pretty.


Super Sprigs - Craft Cutting die


I hope you like my little piece of inspiration.

Happy crafting:)

Hugs
Gina xx


Sunday, 12 July 2020

Wonderful Time Christmas Easel Card

Good morning everyone,

The sunshine is back! I hope you are all well.

Have you started making your Christmas cards? As it's my turn to share  Polkadoodles inspiration, and it was a wet and cold June day, I was just in the mood to create a Christmas card.

Links the products I have used are below each picture of my card, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

This lovely stamp is called 'Wonderful Time' from the Winnie Winter Wishes collection.


I just adore this stamp, it is so much fun to colour.


Wonderful Time -  Winnie Winter Wishes - CLEAR POLYMER STAMP

I have used a mixture of distress reinkers and Zig water colour pens to colour the image.

Distress Reinkers:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat, Boots and Hat: Weathered Wood

Zig Pens:
Snowmen, Sledge: 091 (Light Grey), 902 ( Natural Grey)

To create the white dots on her coat I dotted on some Pebeo drawing gum, which needs to dry before starting to colour. Once you have finished, it just rubs away.

To create the falling snow, I sprinkled on some white shabby chic frantage and heat set it from underneath.

Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel by Stampendous

The sumptious blue papers are from the Winnie White Christmas papers 4 set of digis downloads. What is great about this set of papers is that they can be used all year round.

Printable Papers 4 - Winnie White Christmas digi downloads

These Christmas trees are just divine. They come in a set of three dies. I cut two, covered them in glue and sprinkled some Twinklet Diamond Dust to give them gorgeous frosty sparkle.

Layering Trees - Christmas holiday Craft cutting die 

Tucked underneath the flowers are some beautiful die cut spruce, which again I have covered with twinklets to give a lovely frosty look. The set of dies also includes a gorgeous holly die.


Holly & Spruce - Christmas/Winter Holiday Craft cutting die set 

Peeping out of the right hand side is a beautiful snowflake cut from the fancy snowflake die. I cut the snowflake in half which means I have the other half to use on another project.



Fancy snowflake - Christmas Craft cutting die 
That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy Crafting:)

Hugs
Gina xx

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Friday, 10 July 2020

Hexagonal Shaped Easel Card - Summer Wedding Tilda

Hi everyone,

Wow, this week has gone so fast, here we are at the beginning of the weekend, not that I am complaining.

Ally's Angels  has a new 'Anything Goes' challenge beginning this evening, we would love you to join us.

For my card this time, I cut a hexagonal die for the shape and have coloured up the gorgeous Summer Wedding Tilda. She has been coloured with distress reinkers.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Shoes: Weathered Wood
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage
Fence: Hickory Smoke
Grass: Bundled Sage

The pretty papers are from the Anna Marie Designs Garden Blooms paper pad.

The leaves and butterflies have been cut from Joy Crafts dies and the corners from a Robert Addams set of dies.

The lace, flowers and pearl string are from my own crafty stash.

The winner of the challenge will win this fabulous prize:



That's all from me today.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx



Wednesday, 1 July 2020

In the Garden - New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Morning everyone,

I hope you are having a good week and are well:)

Today we have a new challenge beginning at Creative Inspirations. Our theme for this month is ......

In the Garden
We would like to see creations featuring anything that you would find in the garden! Flowers, Plants, Gardening Equipment, Birds, Butterflies etc...

For my card this month I have stamped up Watering Tilda and masked her with the Vintage Orangeri stamp.


I have coloured the scene with distress reinkers.

Colour List:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Victorian Velvet
Blouse: Bungled Sage, Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Hickory Smoke
Grass: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

Most of the die cuts are cut from Joy Crafts dies, I just love the cute broom and spade:)

This month Lucinda from Petal Lu is sponsoring our challenge. She creates beautiful handcrafted embellishments. The winner won't be disappointed.

 Petal Lu

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Polkadoodles Pretty Tent Card Featuring Holly Butterfly

Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and a big welcome to my new followers:)

It's a tad hot here at the moment, a bit too hot for me, but I do like to see the sunshine:)

Today it's my turn to post some Polkadoodles inspiration.

This time I have coloured up a gorgeous image from the 'Holly digis collection and she is called 'Holly Butterfly'. She is available as a pre-coloured or black and white digis.

Links the materials I have used are below each picture of my card, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


I printed Holly out onto Artistico water colour paper, die cut it using the fabulous elegant nest set of dies and have coloured her with distress reinkers. I  sprinkled some shabby white frantage around the outside of the image. 

Holly Butterfly digital papercrafting download Holly Butterfly - "precoloured" digital papercrafting download  Elegant Nest Set of 3 dies Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel by Stampendous

Colour list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Seedless Preserves
Shoes, Flower and Butterflies: Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry

Adalene 6 x 6" Paper pack

The lush papers are from the 'Adalene' paper pack which are a beautiful collection of shabby chic papers, just up my street. I distressed the edges with a distressing tool, but you can use scissors to do this.

To give the card some height, I cut the oval trellis die, cut it in half and slotted it in between the base paper and the card. The other half has been put to one side to use on another project.

Oval Trellis Die

For the sentiment, I have stamped up three of the fabulous super sentiment stamps (I love this set) onto two of the Posydoodles tag dies.

Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies Super Sentiments - clear Polymer stamp set

I cut the delicate daisy die with left over scraps from the adalene paper pad and thought it would be perfect to lay across the the top of the lace.

Delicate Daisy Border craft cutting die  

I decorated the inside to compliment the front of the card.


I cut one of the square panels from the posydoodles square die and again stamped up some of the sentiments from the super sentiments stamp set.

Posydoodles Basics - Squares dies

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in and take care.

Hugs
Gina xx