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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Final Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I think Autumn has truly set in now, and the colours are starting to look beautiful.

Today begins our final challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia as Jay and myself have decided to close the challenge down for various reasons.

We have had the most wonderful supportive DT past and present who produced the most amazing creations and are such lovely ladies, so I would like to say a huge thank you to them.

So my for my card today I have made a Christmas card using a couple of older stamps Winter Tilda and Old Swedish Church. I have used DI reinkers to paint the scene.  I sprinkled some glamour dust onto her pom poms, muff and for the lying snow and some white frantage for the falling snow.

The swirl is again an older Magnolia die and the star has been cut from a Yvonees Creations die. I have some sprinkled some twinklets on top which gives a lovely frosty look. 

The flowers are from my stash, but the ribbon and lace are from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Hat, Coat and Shoes: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Church: Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed,Black Soot, 
Tree: Hickory Smoke

Our wonderful sponsor for the next four weeks is:

Crafteezee (formerly Noor Design U.K.)



That's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 12 October 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting - Frosted Fox

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a good week, I have been fighting off a nasty bug.

Today I am popping in to share my DT card for the new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting. The DT were challenged with making a creation to a 'Wrapped up Warm' theme, but for all you lovely crafters out there it is 'Anything Goes'.

I have coloured up 'Frosted Fox' from the Octavia Frosted Winter collection, I think she will be lovely and warm in her fur hat and muff.  I have coloured her with DI reinkers and sprinkled some glamour dust onto the muff, hat and fur trimming around her dress and sprinkled some Shabby White frantage around the outside of the image finishing off with some silver pearl string.

The papers are from the Winnie White Christmas Papers 1 collections and the sentiment is from the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna.

The beautiful chiffon and satin trim (which is new to the shop), small white rose, jingle bells, and white organza ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Dress: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Fox: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Black Soot

We have great prizes up for grabs. The winner of the challenge will win a £10 voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles Download Store and each of the top 3 selected by the DT will win a free digi stamp voucher.

That's all from me today.

I will be back on Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffett Challenges - Anything Goes

Friday, 5 October 2018

New challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Kiss

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday. Well I have made up for my lack of posting, this is my fourth this week, my DT posts are like buses they all come along at once lol.

Today we begin a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Our lovely Beth is hosting the challenge and has chosen  ........

Fall(Autumn) Bingo Card as the theme.



I have coloured up a Dreamerland Crafts stamp called 'Kiss' for this challenge. I used distress inks to colour the image.

I chose to go with pearls, shaped card, fall charm, bow and the colour brown for my theme.

The shape of the card has been created with a hexagon shaped die.

The die peeping out at the top is a Joy Crafts die.

The carnation, lace, pearl trim and pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Girl:
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, black Soot
Dress: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Flower: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door
Boy:
Hair: Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Jumper: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

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

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations - Autumn Girl

Good morning everyone,

I hope your week is going well.

Today a new challenge begins at Creative Inspirations. The theme for this months challenge is

Autumn Glow

We are sponsored by All Dressed Up and the DT were lucky to receive a digi stamp to have a play with.

This little beauty is called Autumn Girl and I have coloured her with DI reinkers. I have used a Stampelglede stamp around the outside of the image and also added some shabby white frantage.

The die cuts have been cut in brown card, inked over with a versamark clear ink pad,  I then added some white frantage and heat set it.

The lace, ribbon and some of the flowers are from the Ribbon Girl.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Dress: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Black Soot
Jacket: Rusty Hinge, Black Soot
Scarf: Gathered Twigs

The lucky winner of the challenge will win two images of their choice.


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 1 October 2018

New Challenge at the Ribbon Girl - Ruby Hey There

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a lovely weekend, and managed to have some crafty time.

As it's the first of the month, it is time to  begin a new 'Anything Goes' challenge at the Ribbon Girl 

I have coloured up a Polkadoodles image called 'Ruby Hey There', isn't she gorgeous? I have used DI reinkers to colour her and added some shabby white frantage around the outside of  the image.

The die cut flower border on the left hand side has been cut with a Joy Craft die and corner has been cut from a Robert Addams set of dies.

The papers are by Maja and I've edged them a walnut wtain distress ink pad.

The flowers, lace, applique heart, leaves, pearl trim, pearl string and pearl and diamante flower are all from the Ribbon Girl.

Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom 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, Black Soot
Dress, Bag and Tights: Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet

There are two fabulous prizes up for grabs:

First prize:
£10 voucher from Polkadoodles

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Second Prize
A selection of products from the Ribbon Girl



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 28 September 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting - Robin Stocking Friends

Good morning everyone,

Sorry I've been missing in action, wow it's nearly two weeks since I last posted. Time has just run away with me.

Today we have a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting. As always its an 'Anything Goes' challenge for all you wonderful crafters, but the DT were challenged to make a creation to the theme 'Match It'.

I'm not very good at thinking outside of the box so I went for something easy, a card and co-ordintaing tag.

The gorgeous image is from the Winnie White Christmas collection called' Robin Stocking Friends'. You can buy the image in black and white, pre-coloured or as part of the Big Kahuna set (where you get both).  I have coloured up the black and white image with DI reinkers and added some glamour dust to the fur on her hat and pom pom.


The papers and sentiment are also from the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna collection. The lace, jingle bells, pearl trim and fir cones are from the Ribbon Girl

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo. Tattered Rose,Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Hat  and Boots: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Scarf: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Robin: Hickory Smoke, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Black Soot
Stockings: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

To create the white dots on her dress, I dotted on some Pebeo drawing gum and let it dry overnight before colouring. I rubbed it away once I had finished colouring.

For the tag, I printed off the stocking and heart from the embellishments section of the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna, tucked a couple of icy crystals which have been sprinkled with twinklets and added a pearl to the centre and some lace underneath. I've placed a smaller tag under the stocking and added a few pearl gems to the top of the stocking.


There are wonderful prizes up for grabs. The winner will win a $10 voucher to spend in the download store and each of the top 3 chosen by the DT will win a free digi stamp voucher to use in the store.

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

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Sunday, 16 September 2018

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Tilda with Spitz Pocket

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend and hopefully are able to spend some time crafting.

We begin a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia today and our theme is ....

Autumn Flowers

I have coloured up Tilda with Spitz Pocket and masked her with the Summer Hill Background stamp. I have used a stazon timber brown ink pad to stamp out the scene onto Artistico watercolour card. 

The shaker element is made up of brown sequins.

The papers are by Maja.

The butterfly has been cut from a Joy Crafts die and I've place a pen knib in the centre and  painted on some white gesso.

The lace, beaded stamens, cherry blossom  and pearl string is from the Ribbon Girl and although the ribbon is from my stash, the RG have some lovely organza brown ribbon in stock. 

Some of the flowers are from the Ribbon Girl, the rest are from my own crafty stash.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Dress: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Background stamp: Gathered Twigs, Grand Espresso, Forest moss, Shabby Shutters, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot

The winner of this challenge will win a surprise package from myself.

That's all from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 14 September 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting - May Your Wishes Come True

Good morning.

Happy Friday, I hope you have had a wonderful week, that was a very week busy week for me. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

This morning we begin a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting. As always it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge for all you wonderful crafters, but the team were given a challenge of 'Frame It'.

I made a shaker card and have coloured up Winnie 'May Your Wishes Come True' and have used distress reinkers to colour her. If colouring isn't your thing, you can by her pre-coloured.

The shaker element is made up of pink and silver sequins.

The papers are from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 collection and the sentiment is from Winnie Celebrations set 1.

The stars border has been cut from a Joy Crafts die.

I've added a little bottle of fairy dust which is made of of silver glitter.

The gorgeous lace, pearl string, silver flake web ribbon and the metallic silver twine bow are from the Ribbon Girl.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Dress: Hickory Smoke, Back Soot
Wand: Hickory Smoke, Mustard Seed

There is a fabulous prize of a $10 gift voucher from the Polkadoodles download store.

The top 3 DT favourites will each win a free digi stamp voucher to spend in the download store.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs

Monday, 10 September 2018

New Collection from Dreamerland Crafts - My True Love

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely restful weekend. 

This morning I am popping in to share a card I made using one of the new Dreamerland Crafts stamps.

This cutie is called 'My True Love'. I have stamped the image onto Artistico extra white stamping card ( I say card because it is 300 gsm) with a Stazon Timber brown ink pad and used my distress inks to colour it.

Around the image I have sprinkled some shabby white frantage and heat set it with heat gun. I've placed some ivory pearl string around the outside and placed a die cut corner onto one of the corners.

The papers are by Maja (Celebration Champagne).

Some of the flowers and pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl

Where possible I have put the inks the materials I have used  at the bottom 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: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Large Bear: Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Worn Lisptick
Small Bear: Walnut Stain, Black Soot Worn Lipstick

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 7 September 2018

New Challenge at Fussy and Fancy - Jingle Jangle Tilda

Good morning,

I hope you have all had a good week:)

We have a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today. Our lovely Annie is hosting this time and has chosen the theme......

Different Shaped or Folded Cards

I chose to make a stepper card and have coloured up a 'Jingle Jangle Tilda' with distress ink reinkers and added some glamour dust to the rim of her hat and pom pom.

The papers are from the Hobby House. The image is placed on top of a Joy Crafts die.

The trees are are cut from a Magnolia Doohickeys die and the star is also a Joy Crafts die and I've added a silver snowflake charm to the centre.

The pom pom trim, lace and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, antique Linen
Clothes: Victorian Velvet
Boots: Iced Spruce
Bells: Victorian Velvet, Iced Spruce

That's all from me today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

New challenge at Creative Inspirations - Butterfly Whisperer

Hi everyone,

Wow, I can't believe are are already in the middle of the week, this week is going so quickly.

Today a new challenge begins at Creative Inspirations and our theme for this challenge is ......

Anything Goes

This month we are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and the DT were lucky to be given some images to play with.

This little sweetie is called 'Butterfly Whisperer' and I've coloured her with distress reinkers and added some shabby pink frantage around the outside of the images.

The dies are a mixture of Joy Crafts and Fantasy.

Most of the flowers and pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl

The ribbon and lace are from my crafty stash and the bronze flower and pen knib were a gift.

I have put the links to the as many of the materials I have used at the bottom 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
Clothes, Butterfly and Feathers: Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in and a warm welcome and a crafty wave to my new followers.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 1 September 2018

The Ribbon Girl Challenge is Back!!!

Good morning everyone,

I hope you have had a good week. Happy weekend to you you all.

I have some fantastic news to share with you , and that is that the Ribbon Girl challenge is back whoop whoop!!!

The challenge will take place on the 1st of every month.

This month's challenge is.....

Anything Goes

I have coloured up a Polkadoodles digi called 'Big Bunch' with DI reinkers and added some pink frange around the edge of the image. I have also added some white polka dots to her trousers and on the flowers with my Posca pen.

The butterfly die is by Joy Crafts and the corner die has been cut from a Robert Addams set of four corner dies.

All the flowers, lace, ribbon, heart shaped sparkly button, pearl clusters, decorative pins, butterfly beads, blue seam binding, padlock charm, pearl hearts are from the Ribbon Girl.

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

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lisptick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Clothes: Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Bow: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany
Shoes: Hickory Smoke

We have TWO sponsors this month:

1st prize:


A £10 voucher to spend in their store.

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

2nd Prize:

The Ribbon Girl

A selection of products from The Ribbon Girl



That's all from me today.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 31 August 2018

New Challenge at Polkadoodles - Winnie Christmas Shopping

Good morning,

I hope you are all well and have had a lovely week.

This morning we have a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting. For all you lovely crafters out there the theme is 'Anything Goes, but the DT are always tasked with a challenge and this time we were asked to produce creations of 'Christmas not a Card'.

Well I scratched my head for along time over this and eventually decided to make a gift bag. 

This little sweetie is called 'Winnie Christmas Shopping', I really enjoyed colouring her up with my Distress Reinkers. I have sprinkled some white frantage around the outside of Winnie and added some Glamour Dust to the brim of her hat, the fur on her boots and the lying snow. If colouring is not your thing, you can also buy her pre-coloured.

The papers are from Winnie White Christmas Paper 1 kit. The Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna kit is so worth the money, you get oodles of goodies, from papers, to pre-coloured digis, black and white digis, embellishments, alphabets, toppers, Christmas foliage, design sheets, black and white accessories and word art. 

It doesn't show up very well in the picture, but I've added some twinklets to the ice crystals and rose which gives them a lovely icy/frosty look.

Attached to the handle on the right hand side is a bauble which I printed out from the embellishments section of the Winnie White Christmas Big Kahuna.  I've added some silver stickles to the top of it to bling it up. The sentiment is also from the sentiments collection in the Big Kahuna.

The rose, pine cones, pom pom trim, pearl trim,  pink seam binding, jingle bells and beautiful lace are from the Ribbon Girl.

The beautiful wine glass charm was a gift from a lovely crafty friend.

Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom 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, Black Soot
Coat, Boots and Hat: Hickory Smoke
Scarf: Victorian Velvet
Presents: Iced Spruce, Aged Mahogany, Bundled Sage, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot

The winner of the this challenge will win a $10 gift voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles download store and each of the top 3 winner selected by the DT will win a free digi stamp voucher from the store.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

I'm entering this gift bag into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes
The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
As you Like It Challenge - Your favourite non card project ( presenting a gift in a hand made gift bag means so much more to the recipient).
Winter Wonderland Challenge  - Christmas Joy

Sunday, 26 August 2018

New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Tilda with Little Snowy Snowman

Hi everyone,

If you are in the U.K., I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend.  I am back from my travels. I had a fabulous time with my parents, Mum and I went around all the local craft shops and had a good spend:) I also spent a couple of lovely days with my crafty friend Judy in Whitby.

Today we have a new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia following our summer break.

The challenge theme is.....

Dies or Punches

I have made a start of my Christmas cards. This is Tilda with Little Snowy Snowman.  I stamped her onto Artistico extra white water colour paper with a Stazon timber brown ink pad, cut her with a circular die and placed it onto a Yvonne's Creations Holly Jolly nesting frame. I have coloured her with DI reinkers and added some glamour dust to her hat.

The shape of the card has been cut with a Spellbinders large circular die.

The papers are by Maja from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

The sentiment is from a Whimsy set of stamps which I have embossed with white embossing powder.

The pine cones, pink rose, organza ribbon and pearl trim are from the Ribbon Girl, who currently have 15% off everything in their shop until midnight tomorrow (Monday).

The cute little mittens are a Joy Crafts die which I have cut in a non shed glitter card.

Where possible I have put the links to the materials I have used at the bottom 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
Coat and  Hat: Victorian Velvet
Boots and Snowman: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon

Our lovely Jay is going to put together a surprise gift for the winner of the challenge.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

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
Little Miss Muffet Challenge  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain - Anything Goes

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