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Sunday, 18 March 2018


Happy Snowy Sunday, where has spring disappeared to??
For those that know me know I am a great lover of oxides, this was a little experiment.
 A good friend of mine visited last week and she brought some of her lovely cards for me to see, On some she had used the normal distress inks on photo card.......Now this got my head whirling would Distress Oxides work? Out came my photo paper and the first inks that came out of  my box - now I normally would sit awhile to decide my colours but as this was an experiment I just went for it. Amazing results I loved it , but I took it one step further and on half removed the oxides
I hope you can see the difference on B where oxides were removed.....
I left it to one side but then decided I needed to decorate it - It was the perfect size for a postcard, So using various Stamps, Black Micron Pen, A few Sequins and some Sequin waste my postcard was made

I totally loved what came of an idea that may or may not work

I can see this becoming a regular make

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A Inky Mess ~ Mixed Media
Mix It Up Challenge ~ Own Background
Crafters Castle ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers ~ Anything Goes

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Fairy Magic

Happy Saturday
So much snow again in the UK oh dear does that really mean I have to keep warm and cosy in my craft room? Such a shame (she lies)
I have been trying a few new ideas these last couple of days some have been automatically binned but there are a couple I quite like and have stored for future use
I saw this new image the other day from Digi Stamp Boutique
Normally I use stamps with my Distress Oxide inks, more for ease really but I loved this digi so much , I really wanted to make it work
I used very pastel Distress Oxides I am going to make another but go really bright
I removed some of the oxides with splatters of water , her wings were painted with sparkly watercolour paints
I also love the border that came with the Fairy, how lovely is that (hurry to the store its on offer at the moment)
The sentiment used is from another  set from Digi Stamp Boutique Black Floral (sorry there is no link but I can not see it for looking I'm wondering if its a retired set)

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Digi Stamp Boutique ~ Monthly Competition ( now on Facebook)
Creative Craft Cottage ~ Make it Feminine
CCC Digi Designs ~ For the Girls

Friday, 16 March 2018

Polkadoodles Crafting ~ Hochanda

Happy Friday to you all
I hope you have a good weekend
I am here to share with you a dragon fly tag ~ I was really dissapointed with the photo quality but loved it so much I still wanted to share
I used Distress Oxides for the background
and then heat embossed the dragon flies (and Sentiment)

I then got some water colour paints and added a little to the dragon flies to make them pop

Thank you for looking 
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Creative Moments ~ Anything Goes
Fab'n'Funky ~ Not Square
Moo - Mania ~ Colour effects
Pause, Dream, Enjoy ~ Anything Goes
A Inky Mess ~ Mixed Media
Mix It Up Challenge ~ Anything goes Make your own Background
Through The Purple Haze ~ Add some turquiose

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Meet the Fuzzypuffs

Happy Thursday Everyone
So excited to share with you the Fuzzypuffs
These were launched by Polkadoodles on Sunday, I missed the party as it was Mothering Sunday in the UK , but I was still lucky enough to be able to colour a couple up.

I have also been working on some lovely samples for Polkadoodles Hochanda show Next Tuesday , be sure to tune it . The last lot of goodies sold out in six minutes so be warned :-)

So here we go with my Fuzzypuffs

This is Bunnita shopping , how cute is she
I have coloured her using Graph'It Markers and layered her up so she really pops of the page
and this one is Bunnita carrot cake yummy scrummy
I have used distress Oxide inks to create the background
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Lemon Shortbread ~ Anything Goes
TTCRD ~ Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp - Easter/Spring
My Time to Craft ~ Easter/Spring

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Crafty Ribbons ~ It's a dogs life

Happy Wednesday to you all
I am here today to share with you a little dog hanger that I made
I used the little dog Horace from a Polkadoodles Collection

The sentiment is also from that collection
Horace was printed out several times and cut up and decoupaged
The Hearts were cut on my portrait
I used the lovely 
Which comes in many different scrummy colours
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Friday, 9 March 2018

Monster ~ Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
Polkadoodles Challenge
*Anything Goes*

This week I have made a fun tag using the Monster collection
I have used the pre-coloured version of Monster Manny, along with a bottle of poisen and a sentiment from the Monster collection
For the background it was a mixture of a few different green Distress Oxides mixed with water
I then used a few masks and inked through those and finished of with a bubble/circle stamp
A little bit of Jam pot Gooseberry ribbon to finish
oh and a few sequins
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Polkadoodles ~ Posy Doodles

Hello and Happy Wednesday
I am here to share with you another really quick card that I made using the brand new

How pretty is that!
The main orange paper at the back is from the Posy Doodles 6x6
I love how it all looks with plain black card stock the colours really pop
The tag was already made on one the sheets so it just needed cutting out and matting up

The same with the circle just die cut out and matted up 
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TTCRD ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Floral Delight
Pile it On ~ Circles
Crafty Calendar ~ Tags

Monday, 5 March 2018

Hello.......Happy Monday

Hope you all had a great weekend
Most of our snow has gone now phew!! We haven't been able to leave the house since last Monday so supplies are just starting to run low
On the plus side I have had lots of crafty hours.
Today I am sharing with you my Hello tag
I do love making tags, I love working with Distress Oxides and they were used on my background
I have used the lovely Hello die from Polkadoodles, such a beautiful size one of my favourites.
Cut this twice as I wanted a slight black shadow
Mainly I used stamps from the Time to Bloom but some others from the new collections sneaked there way in!
I used watercolour paints
The Ribbon used is from Crafty Ribbons from the 3mm satin pack , I use this so much it is permantly in my crafting trolley on the top shelf
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Crafty Calendar - Tags
A Inky mess ~ Anything mixed Media
A Perfect Time To Craft ~ Anything Goes
Die cut Divas ~ Monochrome
Cut It Up ~ Anything Goes/Die Cut
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes add a Sentiment

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Polkadoodles ~ Posy Doodles ~ GDT Love 2 Create

Happy Sunday , can you actually believe it's March 4th??
I shall be making a start on my Christmas Cards soon EEeeekks!!
I am popping in today to share with you a little mixed media tag that I made
I am GDT at  We Love 2 create this week
A perfect place to visit if you like mixed media with an awesome challenge along with amazing prizes!!
I have used Distress Oxides for the base , I so love these a different out come all the time
I now own all 3 sets and can't wait for more to be released
I have mainly used the stamp set Great Days and heat embossed

 (did I really say that? I am so new to heat embossing, last year my lovely friend Yvonne sent me lots of lovely embossing powders, I was soooooooo going to use them and work out where I had been going wrong, after talking to my very clever friend Claire, it turns out I was using a naff heat gun, my powders were literally dissapearing before my eyes, ok it's not perfect but its a good start)
I then used watercolour paints to finish off
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Challenge Up Your Life ~ Tags
Crafty Calendar ~ Tag
Mix It Up ~ Own background
Sheepski ~ Flowers

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Polkadoodles ~ Posy Doodles

Happy Saturday to you all
It's freeeeeeeeezing cold here but at least there is no more snow forecast for us this weekend
I am here to share with you a card I made as one of my samples for the Polkadoodles Hochanda Show .
I do love making these type of cards as they lay flat for posting (always a good bonus with todays postage costs!) and once open they spring into life
I cut my card on my portrait
and used 
A4 Design Sheets & Papers ~ Posy Doodles

absolutly adorable I just love those dragonflys

I used the lovely stamp set Best of days, stamping several times and layering up
I used watercolour paints and then finished off using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pens
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Friday, 2 March 2018

Polkadoodles ~ Posy Doodles

Happy Friday to you all
here to share with you a card I made for the Hochanda TV show yesterday
It was an amazing show which had the main product selling out in six minutes
To say the Polkadoodles DT were so excited was an understatment
For this card I have used 

A4 Design sheets & Papers - Posy Doodles

How lovely and vibrabrant is that I used Stitched and Pierced circle die matted in black
I then used a flower stamp from Great Days Clear Stamp Set, i heat embossed it yesssssssssss my first ever success at heat embossing and I loved it
I then used Iredescent Shimmering Watercolour paints

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Thursday, 1 March 2018

Stamping with Polkadoodles ~Posy Doodles

Phew!!! Last post for today
What fabulous colours though..

I used the A4 design Sheets & papers for this card
doubling up on the mushrooms
and the butterfly
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Stamping with Polkadoodles ~Posy Doodles

I honestly have had so much fun preparing my samples for the Polkadoodles Hochanda show
The quality of the products really are so good
The vibrant papers really have a *make you feel good* approach
and the crisp stamps all such a pleasure
Whilst doing these samples I did things I normally shy away from like heat embossing, painting, shrinkles 
I suddenly didn't feel out of my comfort zone

For this card I made an easel card ~ I used the Stitched and Pierced Dies

Using Papers from the A4 Design sheets , I then layered up the flowers , butterfly and dragonfly
Such a quick but fun card

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Stamping with Polkadoodles ~Posy Doodles

Oh wow what a morning ~ If you caught the Polkadoodles Hochanda show at 12:00
You will know that the main kit sold out six minutes into the show!!
OMG excited much!
Here to share with you another one of my samples

I used mainly the stamp set Time to Bloom but of course borrowed a few stamps from the other new sets

I used graph'It Markers to colour up

How totally cute is this little one!!

I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens on the dragonfly
The backgrounds were made using Distress Oxides
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Crafty Gals Corner ~ Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination ~ Anything Goes
Moo Mania ~ Spring
Pause Dream Enjoy ~ Stamped Image
Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread ~ Anything Goes
TTCRD ~ Anything Goes

Polkadoodles Goes Hochanda ~ Part 2

Did you see my earlier post ? 
Our lovely Nikky from Polkadoodles who makes her debut today on Hochanda
I was thrilled to bits to be able to make some samples for the show
For this card I used 
Here is what I used
Coloured with paints
mostly doubled up for extra effect

The grass is reindeer moss
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