Friday, 19 January 2018

Little Monsters - Winter Birthday

Hi there everyone,

Just popping into tell you about the new challenge over the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge. Anything Goes and great Polkadoodles prizes to be won.

Go on come and join us https://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

This week the DT are doing Winter Birthday and being as I just can't get enough of the fabulous Little Monsters collection I've used them because a monster is not just for Christmas its for any occasion!! Yipee Doo!!

Here's my little CAS card using 3 of the monsters that I stacked on top of each other to make a monster stack and coloured with copic adding a few sequins as you do for a party and some of the download paper.

You can find the collection right here it the store
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/added-dec-2017/


Friday, 12 January 2018

Bird feeder booby trap

Hi there everyone,

Today I'm sharing a colouring a did while back for my crafty buddy Annabel of Knitty Kitty Digis
this little scene is Bird Feeder Booby Trap. LOL it makes me chuckle so much, all those kitties misbehaving, well there's a surprise, like they ever do anything else.
My kitties are bonkers especially Crazy Maisie, she's always up to no good, like bringing in a nice mouse for my Mum and putting it in her bed for her!!

You can find these cuties right here in the store https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/242995475/digi-stamp-instant-download-bird-feeder?ref=shop_home_active_5


Monday, 8 January 2018

Celebrations 3 - Champagne, Tree gifts and Jump for Joy

Hi crafty friends,
I'm back agin today to show you some more projects from the new Celebrations 3 collectiom our Nikky at Polkadoodles. Perfect for all types of celebrations from Birthdays, Congratulations, New nandy, Graduation, Anniversay etc etc etc.

Here are my final 3 projects for you. I've used digi images, papers and sentiments from the collection together with some of those awesome new dies from Polkadoodles to.

You can find the download collection here at the store
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/added-jan-2018/
You can find the dies here:
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/craft-store/dies-punches-embossing/polkadoodles-craft-dies/




This one is Champagne. I coloured her with copic fussy cut her out. I made a champagne bottle from a template I had and added some bubbles. I used one of the sentiments to make a label for the bottle and backed it with paper from the collection


This one is Tree gifts. I coloured her with copics and cut her out using the Bubbleicious frame die. I added some flowers from t he frame die to and added some leaves using the Super sprigs.
I backed everything using the lush papers and added a lacy die cut at the bottom.


This one is Jump for Joy. I just love all that hair. I coloured her with copic and cut her out using one of the stitched circles dies. I then used these to create the frame from the papers, I added some Fluffy clouds, Super Springs and made a fence using the Scenic landscape dies to. I then backed it all with that lovely check paper.

Entered into challenges
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/challenge-192.html
http://www.mycreativescoop.com/tag/color-inspiration-monday-link-up/
http://colouringinscrapland.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/reto-de-enero-todo-vale.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/challenge-189-team-b-8th-january-digi.html
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/challenge-170-anything-goes.html
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/pip-challenge-1801.html
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/january-challenge.html

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Celebrations 3 - I baked you a cake and Taking Off

Hi crafty friends,

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all and hope you had a great Christmas and holidays. I'm back to the grind at work now, this time of year is always the worst for me going back to work for some reason find it harder than after a summer break. NO more chocolates either LOL!!
So don't we just need some crafty goodies to make us smile?

It doesn't seem like 5 minutes since I was telling you about the Little Monsters new release from Polkadoodles and here I am again to tell you about another. That Nikky Hall has been beavering away and has produced not just 1 but 3 new kits. Wowsers what a machine!! This time it's all about Celebrations. Perfect for this time of year when we've just celebrated the new year, Christmas and maybe some birthday's or anniversaries.

Here are my first two projects for you using Celebrations 3. I've used digi images, papers and sentiments from the collection together with some of those awesome new dies from Polkadoodles to.

You can find the download collection here at the store
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/added-jan-2018/
You can find the dies here:
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/craft-store/dies-punches-embossing/polkadoodles-craft-dies/




This one I Baked You a Cake. I coloured her with copic and cut her out using the Elegant nest die.
I added a tiered cake using a template I had and one of the lush papers from the collection. I decorated the cake using the flower dies from Bubblelicious frames and the super springs then cut out a sentiment and added one of the super papers which has cakes on it to.


This one is Taking Off. I coloured her with copics and fussy cut her out. I then used the Scenic Landscape and Fluffy clouds dies to create my scene and backed it with the cloud paper from the collection.

Entered into challenges
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/challenge-210-happy-anything.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/week-449-something-new.html
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/first-challenge-of-2018-b-i-n-g-o.html
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/crafters-castle-challenge-1-anything.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/challenge-74-and-winners-of-challenge-73.html
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/celebrations-challenge.html

Harp Maiden

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a great start to your 2018 and we're through to the middle of January already !! Soon be Christmas!!

I'm sharing a gentle image from Andreia at Moonflower Digi stamps today. This is Harp Maiden. I love this image its so serene, it makes me feel peaceful.
Did you know? The harp os one of the oldest instruments in the world. It dates back to around 3000 BC and was first depicted on the sides of Egyptian tombs

You can find it right here at the store
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/208623004/harp-maiden?ref=shop_home_active_7

I coloured it with copics and cut it out using a die from Tonic and added some flowers from my crafty stash.


Friday, 5 January 2018

L'il Miss Sugarpops

Hi crafty buddies,

Happy New Year lovelies, hope you had a great Christmas and Pawsome New Year. Bet you had lots of great pressies!!
Today we've got a new challenge starting over at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge, Anything Goes and great PD stuff to be won. https://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

The DT are doing Thank you as their theme. As I've only used the adorable L'il Miss Sugarpops in my planner I decided to use one of them to make a thank you card. Don't you just love a cool kitty outfit?

I used kit 1 including 2 of the gorgeous papers. You can find it right here at the store
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/lil-miss-sugarpops-1-download-kit-mini/

I added a new die cut circle thingy from Memory Box. I coloured her with cool greys and a little pink copic.






Entered into challenges



Friday, 29 December 2017

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hi lovely followers,

I thought I'd share something a little different with you today, another of my hobbies that is not crafting !! LOL I hear you cry does she do something other than craft? Well actually yes!!
I have always been a big fan of Alice in Wonderland, I love the story no matter how bizarre and the characters just make me chuckle and I often find there are many people you meet in life that have some or often many of the weird and crazy attributes of a Wonderland inhabitant. Oh how Alice must have loved to find herself in such and amazing world. I had a few books back in October and now I have about 30 and my collection in growing. 
I blame all of this on a number of things:
  1. Lewis Carroll
  2. Me for liking slightly weird crazy stuff
  3. Book illustrators
  4. Karen Argent, the Director of The Letterpress Project. My Mum, friend Annabel and her Mum and I attended a talk by this fascinating lady who among other booky things collected Alice in Wonderland books. LOL they were just amazing and I got to thinking that OK I collect my fairies but what about one of my favourite books with incredible illustrations?
  5. Annabel Haines... my friend not sister!!! who has a nose and eye for finding Alice books in every charity shop and bookstore in existence and who had helped add many more to get my collection going.

Did you know that there are hundreds of different versions interpreted by a variety of illustrators? There are also many version of the story.. I read one recently which combined lots of other fairy tale characters with Alice who had returned to Wonderland to stop the Ace of Spades who was taking over and removing the Wonder from everyone and everything to make Wonderland like the land where Alice came from !!  Bit of a message there!! 
It was called Alice takes back Wonderland by David Hammons. 

So to follow here is my little collection so far...

These two are by the same author and illustrator but are completely different inside. The smaller has pages that are like boards and the larger is like a proper book. Both are amazing


This I saw in the Britsih Library last year and it was sooooo expensive until I came home and found it for nearly half the price. Beautiful illustrations inside.



This one I first saw in Waterstones but it was so badly damaged I just didn't buy it, then I had it from the lovely Susan for my birthday. It pull out all around like a star shape with a 3D scene in each arm of the star. Awesome








The above is a lovely jigsaw book, every illustration is also a jigsaw. A great find in Webbs garden centre










 All the above are a selection of marvelous pop up books. I just love pop up books they intrigue me sooo much, they are just so clever.









Thats them all so far. I'm sure there will be plenty more to collect. Annabel and I are always on the look out for them. At least its not hard to buy me a pressie. This post will also remind me about which ones I actually have to. LOL bound to forget. I also have 100 Alice postcards that my Mum bought my for Christmas and a set of playing cards that Annabel bought me a few years ago .. OH and an Alice shopping bag, fridge magnets and torch!!

So... Why is a Raven like a writing desk?