Tuesday, 29 March 2016

It's Digi Choosday - Spring Colours (Pink, Yellow, Blue Green) - Week 13


Hello everybody             

It’s Digi Choosday day again. 

Hope you’re ready to enter another Digi Choosday Challenge.

This week our challenge is  ‘SPRING COLOURS ’.

Full details of what I’ve used can be found in the Thumb Linkies below and my ingredient list but this week I've made an 8x8 size card featuring the beautiful Unicorn from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection which I've coloured with pencils.
Here is my make:


Ingredients:

Unicorn from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection
(but can be bought separately in a black and white version)

Papers and Dream sentiment from the Octavia Moonly Collection

8x8 card

Ultimate Graphic paper

Yellow Spotty Ribbon

Pencils from The Works

Anita’s Clear Gems

Graph It Shake White pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter for the unicorn horn and the eye
I’m excited to see your makes for this week’s challenge.  Perhaps you could choose to create a card, a fab piece of décor or something else, but just remember to follow the rules listed in the blog.  And not only can you win a fabulous prize if you are in the top 3/random prize winner but you can also grab your discount code.  How fab is that?  The discount code only lasts for 24 hours so you’d better head off over there right now to grab it. 
And you’ve still got chance to enter our  FLOWER FRENZY challenge from last week, because all our challenges run for two weeks.  AND did you know you can now enter our Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles challenges if you don’t have a blog.  Full details can be found on our FB pages.  So head on over there now if you still want to be in with winning a prize!!
AND now we have an extra challenge, the full rules of which can be read on our blog by clicking on the tab at the top BUT we now have an extra top 3 who will be eligible for A FEATHER for entering the challenge with a Polkadoodles digi.
Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  Just search for Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles Crafting and The Pencil Case and the Inky Pinkies and ask to join the groups to join in all the fun.  It’s a great community group to join in with and show off your Polkadoodles makes.  There’s always one of the Design Team around to have a natter with and offer guidance and inspiration, so don’t be shy….head on over there right now!!!    
AND did you know we also have our very own dedicated Instagram account.  Click HERE to be taken over to the showcase of the design team’s excellent talent.
These are the challenges I’m entering this week:
Crafty Sentiments AG
Retarte #73 AG
Craft Your Passion #305 AG
Take care                                                                                
Tanya x




Tuesday, 22 March 2016

It's Digi Choosday - Flower Frenzy - Week 12


Hello everybody             
It’s Digi Choosday day again.  Hope you’re ready to enter another Digi Choosday Challenge.

This week our challenge is  ‘FLORAL FRENZY’ but before I get onto my design team inspiration I hope you managed to catch our very own wonderfully talented Nikky on Create & Craft on Friday.  If you didn't there's still time for you to catch her show by clicking HERE and searching through the past seven days' shows. 
Did you see the two brand new CDs and download collections and two new stamp soup collections. They are available on pre-order on the website but you'll have to hurry cos they are selling out really really fast, as expected.



So for my challenge inspiration this week I've used the fabulous LILY BUG LOVE COLLECTION. 
Full details of what I’ve used can be found in the Thumb Linkies below and my ingredient list.
I've never made a box card so after a found a template that had a heart fold over piece at the front which I thought was a little different than just the plain square ones I've seen I thought I would give one a whirl.  I've now got a template and die cut for my Grand Calibur so will be making more of these box cards.
Here is my make:



Ingredients:
Flowers, leaves, ladybirds, toadstools and sentiment from the Lily Bug Love Collection
Florist Wire
Wooden Ladybirds
Distress Ink – Tattered Rose
Template for the box card from the internet
Silicone Glue
Strong white card

I’m excited to see your makes for this week’s challenge.  Perhaps you could choose to create a card, a fab piece of décor or something else, but just remember to follow the rules listed in the blog.  And not only can you win a fabulous prize if you are in the top 3/random prize winner but you can also grab your discount code.  How fab is that?  The discount code only lasts for 24 hours so you’d better head off over there right now to grab it. 
And you’ve still got chance to enter our THINKING OF YOU challenge from last week, because all our challenges run for two weeks.  AND did you know you can now enter our Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles challenges if you don’t have a blog.  Full details can be found on our FB pages.  So head on over there now if you still want to be in with winning a prize!!
Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  Just search for Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles Crafting and The Pencil Case and the Inky Pinkies and ask to join the groups to join in all the fun.  It’s a great community group to join in with and show off your Polkadoodles makes.  There’s always one of the Design Team around to have a natter with and offer guidance and inspiration, so don’t be shy….head on over there right now!!!    
AND did you know we also have our very own dedicated Instagram account.  Click HERE to be taken over to the showcase of the design team’s excellent talent.
Take care                                                                                
Tanya x



Sunday, 20 March 2016

Polkadoodles - Create & Craft TV 1pm - Lemonade Fizz

Hello everybody

Yes I'm back again with another sample I made for Nikky's TV show last Friday at 1pm.  You can catch it on catch up on the Create & Craft TV on the webby by going to their seven day schedule.

This time I've made a canvas using the Lemonade Fizz Collection.

First of all I covered the 5.5" square artists canvas with some Texture Gel called Pebeo White Sand which had a little sparkle to it (which can't be seen on the photos unfortunately).  I then tore the papers up into random little squares to stick onto the canvas and then cut flowers, leaves, butterflies and bees up and layered them onto the canvas after I had inked the edges up with Memento Ink in Rose Bud.  I finished off the edges of the canvas with some pink paper sticky lace that I got free with a magazine and using Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond on the wings of the bees and butterflies.  I then put some white faux pearls in the middles of the flowers.

I really loved making this sample the most.  I hope you like it too.







Take care
Tanya xx


Polkadoodles - Create & Craft 1pm - Lemonade Fizz

Hello everybody

Well here's another sample I made for Nikky's TV programme last Friday this time featuring the Lemonade Fizz collection

This is an 8x8 card which features papers, flowers, leaves, bees, honey and a sentiment and a plain wheelbarrow which I've zentangled using a Staedtler Triplus Pen in two shades of blue.  I've used my scissors to distress the edges and inked up with Memento Ink in Desert Sand.  I had some lovely ribbon in my stash that has bees on that was just waiting for the perfect project....and here it is. Stickles Glitter glue has been added to the bee wings just to finish the card off.








Hope you like it.

Take care
Tanya xx


Saturday, 19 March 2016

Polkadoodles Show - Create & Craft 1pm - Lavender Tea

Hello everybody

So onto my second sample I made for the Create & Craft show yesterday.

Again this is from the Lavender Tea Collection and I've made a circle shaped card from black card using a die from Sweet Dixie (Decorative Circle die) cut twice and embellished with a sentiment, flowers, leaves and butterfly from the collection all decoupaged and then glittered using Stickles Glitter Glue in Waterfall.

Here it is:





Thank you for looking.

Take care
Tanya xx

Friday, 18 March 2016

Polkadoodles Show - Create & Craft 1pm - Lemonade Fizz

Hello everybody

Well here's another post featuring one of the samples I made for Nikky's TV show today on Create & Craft.  You've still got chance to watch it if you go to the Create & Craft website on the 7 day schedule and look for the shows from the 18th March.

This sample was made using the Lemonade Fizz CD collection:

I've made some bunting using some premade bunting that I bought from Hobby Craft in a pack of 25 and some letters I made in Craft Artist.  The papers, flowers, butterflies, bees and leaves are all from the collection.  I used Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves for the edging and Liquid Pearls in Baby Blue for the dots on the letters and Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond and Eucalyptus for the flower middles






Hope you like my sample from the Lemonade Fizz Collection.

Stay tuned for some more blog posts featuring my samples.

Take care
Tanya xxx



Polkadoodles Show Create & Craft 1pm - Lavender Tea

Hello everybody

Well, well, well, if you've been watching Create & Craft TV this morning (9am) you will have seen our wonderfully talented Nikky demonstrating the brand new stamp and CD collections called Lavender Tea and Lemonade Fizz.  They are both equally stunning collections and such a fab idea to have CDs and co-ordinating stamps.  AND now it's time for Nikky's next show.....1pm.

I do hope that you've loved the design team samples that have been shown so far and you're ready to peep at some more now. 

I've had the chance to play with both CD collections ahead of the TV programmes and thought I would showcase my favourite sample I made from the Lavender Tea collection.  I do hope you keep your eyes peeled to see if you see it on the TV.

Here it is:




Ingredients

Frame
2 sheets of printable fabric
Papers from the collection made into a collage work by using a graphics package
Sewing threads/DMC threads
Florist wire
Flowers, Leaves, Sentiment from the Lavender Collection
Stuffing

I do hope you like my embroidered stumpwork sample.

Don't forget to stay tuned for some more samples from both collections from the fabulous design team that will be appearing over on our Facebook pages for Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles over the weekend so make sure you watch over the weekend.


Take care
Tanya xx

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Polkadoodles - Work & Play 12 Collection


Good evening everybody

Well a few weeks ago now the wonderful Nikky as on Create & Craft showcasing the brand new Work & Play collection number 12 (yes, that's right, number 12.....how did it get that many!!) and I made a few samples for the TV programme including this stepper card which I used one of the Design Sheets and one of the papers from the collection which was used as the basis of the stepper card.  I then printed the dark haired barista onto card and resized her and decoupaged as the focal point of the stepper card.  Click on the Thumb Linkies below for the collections on CD and Download versions and you can buy the Design Sheet on its own as well by clicking HERE







Hope you like it.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:-


Take care
Tanya xx


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

It's Digi Choosday - Thinking Of You - Week 11

Hello everybody             

It’s Digi Choosday day again. 

Hope you’re ready to enter another Digi Choosday Challenge.

But before we get onto the challenge make sure you tune into Create & Craft on Friday the 18th March at 9am and 1pm as our very own Nikky Hall will be on with something fabulous and new and you won't want to miss it.  I really really really don't think you'll want to miss it.  Make sure you set your Skyplus thingies or whatever or you can catch it on Catch Up on the Create & Craft Channel for seven days after.
So onto this week's challenge which is ‘THINKING OF YOU’.
A friend of mine has been really poorly with glandular fever and I wanted to make something that would cheer her up and this colouring page from the Colour Therapy Collection was just the job.  I decided to colour it in bright colours and so out came my Derwent Inktense pencils and my waterbrush.  The centre of the design reminded me of a sun and just needed some yellow and orange.  I hope that this card brightens up my friend's days and hope she knows how much she is thought of during her recovery.

Full details of what I’ve used can be found in the Thumb Linkies below and my ingredient list


Here is my make:            







Ingredients:
Colour Therapy page from Colour Therapy Inspiring Foliage Collection 2
Thinking of You Sentiment from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Collection
Ladybirds from the Lily Bug Love Collection
8 x 8 card
Daler Rowney Mixed Media Paper
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Nibb Liquid Ink Rollerball pen in black
Yellow satin ribbon
Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond

I’m excited to see your makes for this week’s challenge.  Perhaps you could choose to create a card, a fab piece of décor or something else, but just remember to follow the rules listed in the blog.  And not only can you win a fabulous prize if you are in the top 3/random prize winner but you can also grab your discount code.  How fab is that?  The discount code only lasts for 24 hours so you’d better head off over there right now to grab it. 
And you’ve still got chance to enter our EASTER/FLOWERS  challenge from last week, because all our challenges run for two weeks.  AND did you know you can now enter our Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles challenges if you don’t have a blog.  Full details can be found on our FB pages.  So head on over there now if you still want to be in with winning a prize!!
Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  Just search for Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles Crafting and The Pencil Case and the Inky Pinkies and ask to join the groups to join in all the fun.  It’s a great community group to join in with and show off your Polkadoodles makes.  There’s always one of the Design Team around to have a natter with and offer guidance and inspiration, so don’t be shy….head on over there right now!!!    
Take care                                                                                
Tanya x