Tuesday, 28 June 2016

It's Digi Choosday - Week 26 - Add Some Bling (Glitter or Gems)

Hello everybody             

It’s Digi Choosday day again. 

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

This week our challenge is  ‘ADD SOME BLING (GLITTER OR GEMS) ’.

Full details of what I’ve used can be found in the Thumb Linkies below.

For my make this week I have used the fabulous Winnie in Wonderland collection, again.  I can’t stop using it….I’ve even dreamt it this past few weeks.  Ha ha ha.  Yes, it’s curiouser and curiouser….

Searching through my stash I found a crown shaped card from who knows where and I thought it would be good to use for my make as crowns are normally covered in gems and stones and sparkle!  I printed the gold spotty paper onto the crown and then used elements from the design sheets and printed out a flamingo which I’ve decoupaged and then added Glossy Accents, Deco Art Glamour Dust, silicone gel glue and Dewdrop Ink in Jumbo Java to ink the edges.  The heart bling I’ve used has just been waiting in my crafty stash to be used and so that finishes off the bling-tastic crown shaped card.

The Winnie In Wonderland collection is absolutely fantastic and is based on the Alice stories by Lewis Carroll and is  full of lots of papers, digis in black and white and colour, embellies, tags and sentiments and can be bought as a full collection on download and on CD and in little collections too.  There’s something for every price pocket.  The papers are the best I’ve ever seen!!!!

Here is my make for this week’s challenge:          








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  ADD RIBBON OR TWINE  challenge from last week!!

Have you noticed that we have been running an extra challenge for the past few months?
The full rules of which can be read on our blog by clicking on the tab at the top of the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog , BUT we now have an extra top 3 who will be eligible for A FEATHER IN YOUR CAP for entering the challenge with a Polkadoodles digi.

Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  


and ask to join the groups to join in all the fun.  They are all great community groups 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 


Friday, 24 June 2016

WINNIE IN WONDERLAND- the biggest make I've ever done!!

Hello everyone 

So a few weeks ago when the Winnie In Wonderland collection came out I had an insane idea to make my biggest project ever and I reckon the following quotes from the Alice in Wonderland book describe my make perfectly!!!!   Ha ha ha

“Have I  gone mad?
I'm afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.” 

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” 

“Yes, that's it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.” 

“What a strange world we live in...Said Alice to the Queen of Hearts” 

And so here is my grand unveiling!!!  Yes a little bit bonkers and truly mad....but a make I truly truly enjoyed creating. I've immersed myself truly into this collection and used lots of stuff to make a whopping sized hat with the addition of papers and a clock and a bottle and teapot and feathers and straws.... Hope you like it !!!! 












You can get your collection by clicking on the thumb Linky below.

I'd like to enter the following challenges

Decorate to Celebrate #13 AG (party decoration)

Take care
Tanya xxx 
                                         

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

It's Digi Choosday - Week 25 - Add Some Ribbon or Twine


Hello everybody        
     
It’s Digi Choosday day again. 

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

This week our challenge is  ‘ADD RIBBON or TWINE ’.

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

For my make this week I have used the shadow box template from the Little Kingdom collection but printed the template onto papers from the brand new Winnie In Wonderland collection and then printed out some embellies and some of the digi sheets from the same collection to make a triple shadow box wall hanging that I’ve put some lovely heart vintage ribbon on the back of.  It’s going to take pride of place in my craft room.

The Winnie In Wonderland collection is absolutely fantastic and is based on the Alice stories by Lewis Carroll and is  full of lots of papers, digis in black and white and colour, embellies, tags and sentiments and can be bought as a full collection on download and on CD and in little collections too.  There’s something for every price pocket.  The papers are the best I’ve ever seen!!!!


AND not forgetting the two new STAMP ME collections called Daisy Days and Summertime.  You can get them HERE….  They are fabulous and unique in their design as now using the easy to use overlays YOU CAN stamp….beginners through to the more experienced crafters/stampers will love the uses of these stamps.

Here is my make for this week’s challenge:          









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  MALE challenge from last week!!

Have you noticed that we have been running an extra challenge for the past few months?

The full rules of which can be read on our blog by clicking on the tab at the top of the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog , BUT we now have an extra top 3 who will be eligible for A FEATHER IN YOUR CAP for entering thechallenge 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.


Take care                                                                                

Tanya x 


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

It's Digi Choosday - Week 24 - For A Male

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

This week our challenge is  ‘FOR A MALE ’.

Full details of what I’ve used can be found in the Thumb Linkies below.

But as this week is a male challenge and it’s Father’s Day in the UK next Sunday I’ve decided to make my card for my dad.  He’s a lovely man and deserves to be treated to something special that’s handmade just for him….so of course Polkadoodles digis fit the bill exactly!!!  I’ve made an 8x8 card by using the Sticks & Bones collection.  I used one of the background scenes and then layered one of the frames over the top and resized it and cut the centre out and then using one of the character digis I’ve decoupaged him in a few layers and then mounted on the frame together with using one of the many alphabets on the collection to spell out the word ‘DAD’ and decoupaged that and then finally added the pterodactyl decoupage and some palm trees.  I edged the frame and the scene with some Dew Drop Versa Magic Ink in Jumbo Java and used silicone glue for the decoupage.

I hope you’ve had chance to see the wonderful makes we’ve been sharing on Facebook using the new Winnie collection…WINNIE IN WONDERLAND.  This collection is absolutely fantastic and is based on the Alice stories by Lewis Carroll and is  full of lots of papers, digis in black and white and colour, embellies, tags and sentiments and can be bought as a full collection on download and CD and also in little collections too right HERE.  There’s something for every price pocket.  The papers are the best I’ve ever seen!!!!
Winnie in Wonderland (CDrom) Printable Digital card/scrap collection



Daisydays - Stamp ME clear stamp set & CD-rom Daisydays - Stamp ME clear stamp set & CD-rom

AND not forgetting the two new STAMP ME collections called Daisy Days and Summertime.  You can get them here….  They are fabulous and unique in their design as now using the easy to use overlays YOU CAN stamp….beginners through to the more experienced crafters/stampers will love the uses of these stamps.


Here is my make for this week’s challenge:          




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  ADD A SENTIMENT  challenge from last week!!
Have you noticed that we have been running an extra challenge for the past few months?

The full rules of which can be read on our blog by clicking on the tab at the top of the Digi Choosday Challenge Blog , BUT we now have an extra top 3 who will be eligible for A FEATHER IN YOUR CAP 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.

Take care                                                                                
Tanya x 


Sunday, 12 June 2016

WINNIE IN WONDERLAND - POLKADOODLES - LARGE CARD

Hello folk

Hope you've had a good weekend and managed to get some crafting done or family time or just chilled out.

For the past week I've been colouring up a very large group of digis that I've merged together from the brand new Polkadoodles Winnie in Wonderland Collection.

I used my Do Crafts Designer to merge the digis that you can buy individually:

Winnie Wonderland Drink Me - Printable Digital stamp downloadWinnie Wonderland Flamingo - Printable Digital stamp downloadWinnie Wonderland - Printable Digital stamp downloadWinnie Wonderland Red Queen - Printable Digital stamp download

Winnie Wonderland I'm Late - Printable Digital stamp downloadWinnie Wonderland Tweedledum - Printable Digital stamp download plus the cat image onto the back of one of the playing card designs and then coloured the digis with my Derwent Inktense Pencils with touches of glitter and glossy accents here and there and then a length of red and white hearts ribbon and the sentiment 'We're all mad here'.

 I took me ages to colour up the image but soooo enjoyable and good chance for me to have a practice with my Derwent Inktense Pencils that I got at the end of April.

 I printed the A4 digi onto Daler Rowney Mixed Media paper and then folded a sheet of A3 card in half for the card base.  But it's much cheaper to buy all the digis as one and then you get all the papers embellies and sentiments plus the digis in black and white and colour on one whole collection.  Click on the Thumb Linky below for details.

Here is my finished card:



Hope you like my make.

I'll be sharing more of my Winnie in Wonderland makes over the next few weeks....and in fact I'm working on a big big project at the moment stage by stage, so stay tuned for that.

I'd like to enter the following challenges




Take care
Tanya xx



Tuesday, 7 June 2016

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 23 - Add A Sentiment



Hello everybody      
       
It’s Digi Choosday day again. 

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

This week our challenge is  ‘ADD A SENTIMENT ’.

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

But before I get onto what I’ve made for this week’s challenge I hope you’ll be able to tune into Create & Craft TV today at 2pm to see Nikky doing her stuff with some lovely samples from the DT as well.  You can watch online or on the tv and if you don’t get to watch or record the show then you can watch online by going to the Create & Craft TV website to the 7 day catch up page.

Not only am I excited that Nikky is on our TV again, but if you were around Facebook during the past weekend you would have seen the brand new Winnie collection…WINNIE IN WONDERLAND.  This collection is absolutely fantastic and is based on the Alice stories by Lewis Carroll and is  full of lots of papers, digis in black and white and colour, embellies, tags and sentiments and can be bought as a full collection on download and CD HERE and HERE and also in little collections too.  There’s something for every price pocket.  The papers are the best I’ve ever seen and have driven me slightly bonkers keep on looking at them (in a good way obviously)  Ha ha ha !!


So onto this week’s challenge.  When Nikky released the Work & Play 12 Collection I made some samples for Create & Craft TV and this week I’ve used one of the those samples for my sentiment.  My card features the wonderful jogger from the collection and all the papers and spectacles and the word/sentiments of praise and achievement are from the collection too.  I’ve chosen to print out the coloured girl runner digi several times and decoupage her using silicone gel and then matted and layered onto kraft card and used liquid pearls and Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Twinkles and Glossy Accents for dimension on the 8x8 card.

Here is my make:





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  SUMMER  challenge from last week!!

Have you noticed that we have been running an extra challenge for the past few months? 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 IN YOUR CAP for entering the challenge with a Polkadoodles digi.

Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  Just search for Digi Choosday and PolkadoodlesCrafting 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 where we have a growing number of followers.  

These are the challenges I’m entering this week: 

Artistic Inspirations – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart – anything goes
Craft Your Passion – anything goes
Our Crafty Corner – anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Where the Heart Is – anything goes

Take care                                                                                

Tanya x 

Sunday, 5 June 2016

WINNIE IN WONDERLAND - JOURNAL

Hello everybody

Hope you've had a nice weekend and if you've had the sunshine you've enjoyed it too!!

I've been sat in the garden using my Derwent Inktense pencils to colour up the front cover of my new journal.  I've never done a journal before so hope that you'll follow me through my pages that I plan to do each month.

So for the cover of my journal I have used the new Winnie In Wonderland Collection.  One of the papers from the collection I have using a graphics package laid the digi called 'Time Will Tell' which you can get right HERE as a single digi or on the full collection which you can get on download HERE

Here is my make:







To colour the digi I used my Derwent Inktense pencils in these colours - Sea Blue, Antique White, Dark Aquamarine, Peacock Blue, Tan, Madder Brown, Lagoon, Iris Blue, Mustard, Carmine Pink, Poppy Red.  And then spread Glossy Accents on the clock face and covered with Glamour Dust in Crystal and finished off with white dots from a Uniball Signo White pen and then touches of Uniball Signo Silver and Gold pens as well.

Check out the flamingo washi tape I bought from Hobby Craft yesterday too......  absolutely perfect for the edges of my journal cover.  Finished off with lots of different shades of blue chiffon ribbon tied in bows along the spiral binding of the journal.

Ooh, I love it so much!!!

I'd like to enter the following challenge:
Crafty Friends #33 Based on a Book (Alice in Wonderland)




Take care
Tanya xx