Tuesday, 31 May 2011

lovely flowers range...what I'm working on at the mo.

I am working on some new doodles
at the moment and I have called
the range lovely flowers,
because they have a heart as their centres.

Hope is off nursery ill today so lots of cuddles
on the sofa, and lots of colouring for me.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Happy 18th side step....

I feel like my blog is definitely getting
neglected at the moment.
I have little enough time to meet my dt responsibilities.
Although I have been making loads of cards for orders
they seem to be made and out the door
before I get a chance to photograph...must try harder!
So today I have an 18th card
that I made this week.
I run a card class on a Thursday (which I love) and this week
it was on side step cards so this was my sample
and an order rolled into one.
I have used Papermania stamps
which I have heat embossed
Basic Grey Sultry papers
charms, ribbon
and WRMK fancy eyelets.
I am still really enjoying everyones projects
that I visit in Blogland but trying to
restrict my commenting to once a week
....I hope I'm not missing anyone out!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Polkadoodle Blog Hop and challenge 21!

The challenge at Polka doodles this week is to create a male themed project.
I have gone for a simple easel card with gift card holder.....

Each of the Design Team has used the new Fathers Day / Male download
that Nikky has created for the challenge  – the download is already available on
the Polkadoodle website to buy but it will be available for free for the duration of the hop

The general idea of the hop is as follows
• Follow each of the DT in order and collect a word as you go
• Write the words down as you go and it will state a message at the end
• Each stop along the way has Blog Candy
• Leave a comment on each of the Design Team posts in the hop to be in with a chance of winning their candy
• The Blog Hop will end on Sunday 5 June at 12noon GMT (as per normal challenge deadline)

the candy that Nikky sent me for one lucky commenter is the
As a wee extra from me I have a parrot rubber stamp
for my winner......

So onto the hop

“If you’ve come from Saskia, then you are in the right place!
My word is USE, and you now need to go and visit Maria

Incase you get lost!
The Blog Hop will end on Sunday 5 June at 12noon GMT
Winners to be announced as soon after as possible....

Have fun!!!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Crafty Creations......Get well soon

Deena is wanting to see
Get Well Soon Creations
this week at Crafty Creations

We welcome back
I have used one of their images
and paper pieced it to create
my get well soon card.

We are also thrilled to
have some new folks
join the Design team....

So pop by Crafty Creations to see
what the Dt have been upto this week
and what you could win!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Polkadoodles...must dash!

Fliss has challenged us to
create anything except a card!

I decided to cover my very
lovely new Kraft notebook.
I have used lots of products from the
 Wonderland stamp set and Wonderland cd.
Along with lovely woven ribbon -
all available at the Polkadoodles shop.

Don't forget next week
at Polka doodles there is a very special
Blog Hop with loads of fabulous prizes
at every stop on the hop!!!!!
Don't miss out......

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Crafty Creations...May flowers,dp and ribbon.....

Donna has set the challenge for the first time
this week at Crafty Creations.
What a great challenge - way to go Donna!

This week the challenge is
May Flowers
combined with
a piece of patterned paper
and a ribbon.

Our sponsor is

I have used one of their doodle bloom images
love it to bits!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Teddy Bo rocks.....

More cards for boys

This time using the wonderful image
from Teddy Bo!

We R Memory Keepers papers
Promarkers to colour....

I'd like to share this with
The Teddy Bo Challenge - starring Teddy Bo!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Reubens Birthday card.....

I seem to have a run on cards for men
at the moment.
This one is for my husband Reuben.

He is very fond of cars and watches....

Numberplate paper by Tim Holtz
Stamp was a freebie on Craft Stamper
cogs/wheels - Tim Holtz

I'd like to share this with
Cards for Men - Someone special
He is indeed very special to me....

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Happy 60th Colin....

Colin is 60 and he likes golf and cycling...
Fun cards to make!

Using We R Memory Keepers papers
Basic Grey alphas
Polkadoodles golf balls
doodling and some clouds

Basic Grey papers, chip stickers and rubons.
Metal tag letters attached with brads.
Tim Holtz metal cog
lots of doodling.....

Hope everyone is recovering from
the blogger withdrawl......

Friday, 13 May 2011

Polka Doodles - it's a recipe!

This week at Polka Doodles
Collette has set the challenge
and what fun it is!

Use only one thing only from each section :
Colour - Pink or Turquoise,
Image - Fairy or Butterfly,
Embellishment 1 - ribbon or lace,
Embellishment 2 - Pearls or Crystals,
so for example if you pick ribbon then you cannot use lace as well.

My choices were
Pink - papers from Paper Boutique 1
ribbon from stash
crystals from stash

I know there have been lots of problems with blogger
so I am guessing that like me alot of
the teams posts will be late......
Sorry for any inconvenience!

Come Polka Doodle that recipe!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Crafty Creations...let your creations run free....

Okay so maybe I am
being a bit dramatic but you get the idea!
Over at Crafty Creations this week
the challenge is an open one!

I have been looking forward to creating with this
 wondeful digi by Solocosmo
 available at Mcmahon five designs -
how gorgeous is she? 

Coloured with Promarkers.
Basic Greay Kioshi papers and felt flowers.

Pop over to Crafty Creations
and feel free to share your creations
this week!

We are all enjoying visiting those who
have applied for the DT call
and will let you know soon the outcome.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Polkadoodles - Easel card

As the challenge this week
is to create an Easel card,
I decided to give the twisted easel a go.

Will definitely use this format again.

All my elements can be found
in the fab Polka Doodles shop.

for most of the elements, except the
check paper which is from the Wonderland Cd.

Coloured teddy with Promarkers.

Acrylic doodle dewdrops in
the centre of flower.

for butterflies and foliage.

The teddy is on a foldaway flap
and acts as a stay for
the easel format to hold it upright.

Come pop by Polka Doodles
to see what easel cards have been
created by theDesign Team
 - and of course we'd love to see yours!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Crafty Creations...It's my Anniversary

As it happens it's my 15th Anniversary.
So what better a challenge to set than
at Crafty Creations this week.

I am thrilled to welcome
 as our sponsor this week.
The lucky winner will recieve
a $15 voucher to spend at their store....

I have paper pieced this fab
and used one of their sentiments
on my easel card.

Come share your Anniversary creations

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The weather is just too good...gardening.....

I don't know where the time is going to
at the moment.

We are having such an amazing spell of weather.
I have spent most of last week working
in the garden. So please forgive my absence
in blogland.

I thought I'd share this card I made last week.
Using the fab image from
Meljens Designs.

Coloured with Promarkers
and one of those fab wooden button
butterflies coloured with Sakura.