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Friday, 11 August 2017

Starfish & Sandcastles by Felicity

I really wanted to share with you this game that Felicity made
She made it at one of her summer craft classes but as soon as she was home reconstructed it.

Felicity made the background colured with pencils
and used the Polkadoodles collection
for the creatures ( I cut these out for her)
Felicity coloured these 
and added randomn numbers to the back of each one
As we wanted the game to last I laminated them (optional)
and then she popped a paper clip on each one so they become magnetic
Using her rod she had made at class
all thats needed here is wood, string and a small magnet
The game was complete
Simply pop them behind the background so no one can see them
dangle your rod and fish away
You could vary the game -i.e the highest number wins
letters on the back - spell something
My little Grandson visited on Sunday he loved playing 
Thank you for looking 
xx
P.s ignore the numbers on the front I have added those as I am using this for our Polkadoodles weekly game on facebook - why not pop over and join us you could win a prize xx
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Live in the Sunshine

I have had an afternoon of stamping fun
and decided this time on a bookmark for my Granddaughter Felicity
She loves reading and joined in the Summer reading challenge at our local library.
She has her own book bag for when she comes to stay but all the bookmarks we have made she has taken home so here is the start of a few for here.
I know she will love this but may not be too happy that I've used shrinkles without her she loves the magic paper!!

I have used watercolour card I like to use this when using the Distress Oxides 
So the background was done using Oxides - Salty Ocean ~Broken China ~Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover - The stamping (except for the sentiment ) was done using Faded Jeans.

The actual bookmark was Salty Ocean and then spritzed
I then did the background and gave a good spritz and added droplets of water
I used stamp set
Oceania
and
Wish you were here
The sentiment was stamped and then cut out
I coloured the starfish and the dolphin using my lovely polychromo pencils
adhered the starfish 

added one of the dolphins with a few foam tabs and the other which had been stamped on shrinkles was attacked with my heat gun 
I soooooo love him, uber cutness

I finished of with splashes of white pen and a little doodling with black pen
and a slice of ribbon
Thank you for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Ocean
Country View Challenges - Blues/Greens
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything Goes
Papermill Direct - Bookmark Challenge
Thats Crafty - Not a card
As you like it - Fav Embellishment ~Has to be shrinkies all day long, you can make them to perfectly match your projects

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Christmas Santa Claus Stamping

Oh what an absolutly miserable day it really could not rain any harder, my poor Granddaughter is off to the seaside tomorrow I so hope it brightens up
I am here today to share with you yesterdays make
A little note to Santa
I used the lovely new stamp from Polkadoodles
he is wonderful I love this stamp so much
take a little looksie at the whole set

I coloured him up using Polychromo Pencils ~ they seem to be my go to at the moment.

I edged the paper with Distress Oxides and splashed some water about and stamping about randomly .
The words were printed out on my computer
I normally stick to reds/greens for Christmas makes but its good to leave your comfort zone now and again
Have a lovely day

I would like to enter this into
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle - Monochrome
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Mythical/Magical

Monday, 7 August 2017

Don't do the drama Ula ~ Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Monday Everyone, hope you all had a good weekend mine was great I spent saturday meeting some crafting friends who were all fabulous, and of course some crafting shopping was done. Then it was a mad dash home as Daughter was coming to stay, bottle of wine chilling , curry ordered we had a great evening. My Granddaughter went home yesterday after her being here for two weeks, the house is so very quiet and....tidy lol I miss her tons but my little crafting buddy will be back in two weeks to stay until she returns to school yipppppeeeeee.


Anyways onto my last Ula tag to share with you (until Nikky hopefully draws some more)
this one is Ula be yourself and you can find her in the store right
The Sentiment is from Ula's life collection
She is coloured up with Graph'It Markers and Polychromo pencils
I used a little glitter on her wings

I did the background using Distress Oxides
And a little crackle paint through a stencil
and a bubble stamp
finished off with some large mint sequins and a fine black pen for squiggles
Thank You for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Thats Crafty ~ No Cards
Love to Create ~ Mixed Media



Friday, 4 August 2017

Polkadoodles Crafting ~Christmas Organiser

Happy Friday to you all hope you all have a great weekend
I am sharing with you a Christmas Organiser that I made
It took a few days to make but I did love the outcome.
I started of with the file from Sandra's that you can find here

I used buff card from Papermill direct as its nice and sturdy and a good colour choice for a Christmas project
Once my project was all cut out I  inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink.
I then used the lovely
Winnie Winterland to decorate
this was totally fun
Not only is it decorated outside but also inside
I filled it with bits n bobs for Christmas
Like tags, cards, bows, flowers etc
This is the inside that lifts out

and here is the drawer that pulls out
 A quick look at the inside
Some cards with matching envelopes

I totally loved making this and already have plans to make another
Here is a little capture of many more photos there really is so much to see

Thank you for looking
I would like to enter this into
Craft rocket challenge ~ Animal Kingdom
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes - DT =Polkadoodles
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Making Memories - Anything Goes
That's Crafty - N o Cards
Winter Wonderland - Ribbon/Lace/Twine

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Polkadoodles Crafting with Christmas Stamps

Today I am sharing with you yes another tag , I am really getting ahead for Christmas too

Right now, there are 
144 days
until Christmas 2017!


For my tag i have used two of the new Christmas stamps from Polkadoodles
First off I have used 
and the sentiment is from
I used Distress Oxides on the background
I coloured Frosty using Polychromo Pencils

and used crystal glitter on his hat and glossy accents on his nose and bauble

I stamped the sentiment and cut it out seperatly , doodles around the sentiment and tag
Added a few sequins to finish

Thank you for looking xx
I would like to enter this into
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge  - Christmas in July

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Merry Christmas Card and Tag - Polkadoodles Crafting

I have had so much fun today playing with this lovely stamp set 
You can find it right here in the Polkadoodles store

This will be so used I have a zillion ideas on ways I would like to use it
I made the card first using Memento inks to stamp up and colouring up with Graph'It Markers, and then using a fine white pen for detail 
I stamped extra stockings and used one of the tag of the present , it fitted perfectly.
I then made the matching tag and again used some stamped and cut stockings
Added a few sequins to finish

Thank you for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into
Cards and More - Dots,Dots ,Dots
Shopping Our Stash - Countdown to Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy - Christmas

Monday, 31 July 2017

Polkadoodles Crafting ~ Be a Unicorn

Happy Monday to you all hope you have a good week
The sun has got his hat on here its a lovely day
I am here to share with you a little tag that I made last night
Have you met the little character 
Li'l Miss Sugarpops from Polkadoodles
She is totally sweet I'm totes in love
The image I have used today is
~Unicorn~
You can find this and many more in the store
I coloured her up using Graph'It markers and Polychromos using a little white marker for dots on her stars
I used a few of the sentiments mainly because I could not choose which one to use
using again the oxides to match them in and giving each one a little doodle round with black micron pen. 
I adored making the background to my tag
Of course I used my new love of Distress Oxides, I also used a stamp down the side I'm so not sure why but it made me think of candy floss (must of been the colour ...maybe)
I felt the background was so pretty it did not need a lot of work so a few droplets of water here and there was all that was needed
Thank you for looking 
xx
I would like to enter this into
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media
The fairy and the Unicorn - Mythical/Mystical
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Fantasy

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Polkadoodles Crafting ~Winnie Winterland ~ Lantern

Happy Sunday to you all
Here to share with you a little project that I made for the latest Create & Craft Tv show with Nikky from Polkadoodles
~ ~ ~
For the lantern I used the lovely template from Sandra's you can find it in her store right here
It is lovely to put together and very easy

I added in Christmas acetate for the windows
and used the lovely 
to decorate
there is even a little scene inside

I also popped in a battery candle , it looks pretty at night but silly me forgot to take a photo f it lit up before I sent it!
I added a couple of plastic snowflakes
and a die cut lamppost
a little glitter to the flowers
and a smudge of distress ink 
Thank you so much for looking
xx


Right now, there are 
147 days
until Christmas 2017!

Thank you so much for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into
Pink Gem - Christmas in July
Crafty Friends Challenge - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas
Jingle Belles - Here comes Santa


Friday, 28 July 2017

Anything Goes ~Polkadoodles Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Anything Goes*





for my project this week I made another pocket letter, I do love these there so much fun putting together, I mainly used Winnie Winter Land Collection adding in a few stamps from regal peacock set , I do love how everything will work together.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Ula - Don't Listen - Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Thursday to you all
Sharing with you another Ula tag
I think this one is possibly one of my favourites
(I keep changing my mind)
You can find her in the store here 
The sentiment is from Ula's life collection - although you do get a couple of  other sentiments with the digi

I used watercolour card for my tag and for the background used Distress Oxides these really are magical
I used lots of differents stamps , bubbles , splatters etc and I also used two stamps from the Belle Papillon set  the leaf and the stem , I painted these
For Ula I coloured her with Graph'It markers and polychromo pencils and added some detail to her dress.
For the sentiment I cut it out seperatly dusted around with Distress ink and then doodled round
and doodled the tag edge too

Thank you for looking 
I would like to enter this into
Time out Challenge - With Words
Addicted to Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Ula ~ Swishy Tail ~ Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Tuesday to you all
Today I am sharing yet another tag I'm just so into making these and I love how Ula fits on them.
Today I have used the character Ula be a Unicorn you can find her in the store here
The sentiment is from the Ula collection
For the background I used Distress Oxides and to colour Ula I used a mixture of Polychromo pencils and Graph'It Markers

I used a black micron pen for the squiggles and to highlight round the sentiment and tiny bubbles that I stamped on.

 Finished off with a few gold sequins
Thank you for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Mythical and Mystical
In the Pink - Fantasy
Time out Challenges - Inspired with words
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Challenge - Anything Goes
More mixed Media - Anything Goes

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ula ~ Polkadoodle Crafting

Well yesterday was the magical day My Granddaughter has broken up from school for summer
which means we get a little visitor to stay
As soon as Felicity was through the door she was straight to her craft desk
Which also means crafting time for Grandma
I am so into making tags at the moment 
So that was our play for the day
Felicity made 2 tags for her Mum with stamped cats on and one she drew



and here is mine another Ula make
I just love her attitude
This image is called Ula create and you can find her in the Polkadoodles store right here
The sentiment is from Ula's Life collection

For the background I used Distress Oxide's ~ I'm loving these
I used the leafy stamp from Belle Papillon Collection
and painted it orange
I used Polychromos and Graph'It markers to colour Ula and with some tiny alphabet stamps popped her name on her book.

With the sentiment  printed I dusted round with distress ink and then used a white marker to highlight.
I then doodled round with a micro pen.
Thank you for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Mixed Media
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything  Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Friday, 21 July 2017

Ula ~ Polkadoodles Crafting

What a fab afternoon I had yesterday
I have always wanted to try a bit of mixed media and yesterday I think I managed it
I love the new Ula character from Polkadoodles
I have not managed to play with them all yet so my project was set around 

I started out cutting a tag from water colour paper
and then used Distress Oxides broken china and faded jeans spritzed with water and dabbed my tag in
whoooooooo I love this stuff it was just so pretty
Now I felt it needed another dab of something striking
I had vintage photo Distress Oxide in my hand, dare I? dare I? dare I? eeekkkk I did it just a smidge Oh My Days it worked , it actually worked
There was actually no stopping me now
I stamped some seaweed on the background and painted it up 
I stamped some tiny bubbles using faded jeans normal distress ink

Printed the sentiment and dabbed the edge again using faded jeans, I also used a white pen to highlight the letters.
I squiggled round the edge of the tag with a micro black pen and also around the little bubbles 
The mermaid was coloured using a mixture of Graph'It Markers, Polychromo Pencils and Gelly roll pens

 and finally Ula was finished of with some sparkle on her wings and for the shell. Popped her on with foam for some depth.
Thank you for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into
TTCRD ~Anything Goes
A Inky Mess ~ Mixed Media
Mix It Up Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards ~ Anything Goes
We Love to Create ~ Mixed Media
Southern Girls Challenge ~ Tic Tac Toe - Doodling/Image/Sentiment

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Anything Goes*

 For my card this week I have used the wonderful clear stamp set
 Christmas Poinsettia/Holly


I stamped the poinsettia twice onto fine grain cartridge paper, I also used the sentiment stamp
I used paints to colour and added extra petals from my second stamp.

I have watched Nikky Hall many times on Create & Craft and when she has almost finished her projects she simply flicks paint over it all to finish always with amazing results.  I have tried but am still ultra nervous at doing so!

Thank you for looking
xx
I would like to enter this into