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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Polkadoodles Altered Lantern



 


Hi All,

I am back with another make from Polkadoodles Create and Craft Show .. you can catch up here: http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/shows/polkadoodles-new-cd-roms-and-dies--2657212?channel=CC

This is a little altered Lantern, I picked a few of them up in the Works last year for 80p .. it has a little battery tea light in there too ... so very cute. It was blue plastic ... I covered in Gesso .. then sanded back slightly and added some silver guilding wax. I used some coloured wire and beads and then wrapped it around the handle. I then printed and cut out loads of flowers from the foliage section of the Winnie in Winterland collection I then covered the whole thing in lots of chunky glitter for a little extra sparkle.

I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Light Up My Life
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Colour Challenge
Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media

Thanks For Looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Monday, 17 July 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 29


Hi All, Its time for another Digi Chooseday, which means discounts & Inspiration yaaaaay!!! so please do pop across the the blog to check it out. The challenge as always is Anything Goes, and if you join in the fun you could be in with a chance of winning a polkadoodles voucher.

I have used one of my Fav collcections .. Octavia - Frosted Winter I have coloured up Frosted Fox with my copic markers and used a few papers from the collection too & then have used Polkadoodles dies Flower Flourish and Ribbon Gift Frame & Corners I have then blinged it up with some pearls, gems and glass beads.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Worldwide Design Team Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Dies and Punches
Daring Card Makers - If you go down to the woods

Polkadoodles - Royal Peacock, Snow Queen

 




 
 
Hello All ... So excited that Nikky was on our TV screens again .. If you Missed the shows you can still watch them, http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/shows/polkadoodles-new-cd-roms-and-dies--2657212?channel=CC
 
I thought I would share with you one of my makes ... Love Stamp Soup and I have made A paper dress using stamps from the set .... I used some  brusho's mixed with some sparkle pen to create some background paper and then repeatedly  stamped out one of the petal stamps .. and then put them together on the dress form. The swirls are the polkadoodles dies - Flower Flourish. & the necklace was created by using the small die in the ribbon gift frame and corners, on shrink plastic and then covered over with guilding wax.
 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
 
Worldwide Design Team - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media
The Paper Shelter - Punches & Dies
Kitty Bee - Colour Challenge
Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media
 
Thanks for looking
Crafty Hugs Julia 


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Colour Crazy - Week 28


Hi All ... Its my turn to join in the fun at The Colour Crazy Challenge, this week we got to play with some images from Pickled Pot Puree - I used botanical Mini's
I have coloured up with Prisma Pencils and Gamsol ..... I'm kind of wishing I had stuck to my orginal idea of putting water colour in the background, instead of using the pencil ... think this is a technique that requires more practice from me.

I look forward to seeing all your colouring creations.

Thanks For Looking
Crafty Hugs Julia

Monday, 10 July 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 28



Hi All,

Time for another Digi Chooseday ... which means discount day, whoop whoop!!! So its worth popping over the the blog to grab the code.

The challenge is Anything Goes, however the design team were asked to make a Thank You card. It was end of term for us in Scotland last week, so I made a card for the lollypop lady, she is so good with all the children, knows all their names, and stand out in all the weather the North of Scotland throws at her, so deserving of a medal, let alone a card!! ... All the kids refer to her as Mrs H .. so I made a personalised card for her.

I have used Lollipop Lady and stamped a little Thank You in her Lolly pop .. I then teamed it up with papers from Lil Miss Sugarpops 1 and the flowers are from Daisydays & I added some little resin flowers to the centres ... and finished off with gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers - Tic, Tac, Toe - Gems, Stamp/Digi, Die Cuts
The Cutie Pie - Here come the Girls
Always Fun Challenge - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Going Digital
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes


Also we are celebrating the summer holidays by having a special challenge just for the children .. I really hope lots of children will join us, there is also the possibility of winning some fabulous polkadoodle prizes:


To enter the challenge on FB you can use the links below:

0-4 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1686308904742866&type=3
5-8 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1686313201409103&type=3
9&Above https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1686315928075497&type=3



Monday, 3 July 2017

Digi Chooseday - Week 27


Hi All, Its time for another Digi Chooseday ... yaaaay!!! That means another Fabulous discount code :-) so please do pop over to the blog and grab your code. The challenge is Anything Goes, really hope you will join us, I love to be inspired by your work.

This week, the team were asked to use a Design Sheet .. I used this fab one from Winnie - Fruit Punch Little Star I cut quite a few of the elements and layered them all together to create a collage style card, and I added a little extra detail with a sparkle pen.

I would like to add this into the following challenges:.

Simon Says - Anything Goes
613 Av Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Also At Polkadoodles we are wanting to get the kiddies crafting this summer .. and we have a special challenge just for them. If you have any kiddies who love to craft .. or you would like to encourage to craft this would be the perfect opportunity!! we have 3 categories  0-4, 5-8, 9&Above we have a prize for a random winner from each category.


To enter the challenge on FB you can use the links below:

0-4 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1686308904742866&type=3
5-8 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1686313201409103&type=3
9&Above https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1686315928075497&type=3

Friday, 30 June 2017

Polkadoodles Royal Peacock stamp soup - Unicorn Card

Hi All,

Here to share another Stamp Soup make with you ... I think there are still a couple of these stamp sets available on create and Craft .. so worth grabbing them if you can. You can also still watch the show here

This is a simple card, but one of my fav's that I created for the show ... I used a sentiment from the Ula cd and created a stylised unicorn from the stamp set .... I created the drips using indigo blu luscious powders then I added a few splatters ( cant craft without splatters at the mo, lol ) ... I then stamped the swirl under the sentiment and traced round it with gold pen to give it a bit of a shadow effect.

I would like to enter this into the flowing challenges:

Worldwide Design Team - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Thanks For looking
Crafty Hugs Julia