Friday 31 August 2012

DoCrafts Creativity Club Cards...

Hello my lovelies,
I have made two cards this afternoon using the sketches and downloads that are available free if you are a Creativity Club Member.
The Creativity Club is a fantastic club where you can learn lots of new techniques from the Creativity TV, tips from designers including myself and lots of free downloads and a crafty place to chat on the forum too.
 I have used two sketches that are available daily, exclusively to members and also the Retro prints and Kitchen Paper Pack for my cards.
Card 1...

I used the Retro Prints 1 & 2 from the Creativity Club Downloads and used one of the sketches as a guide for this card. I made a large circle for a base and then cut out the smaller circles from the decorative paper. Inked the edges with distress inks and then placed them as shown to create a flower. I cut out three hearts and glued them side by side. The sentiment was a free stamp set from the DoCrafts Creativity Magazine. To finish I used liquid pearls and a large pearl in the centre of the flower.
Card 2...
For this card I made my card blank into an easel card. I used the Kitchen Paper Pack 2 & 3 from the DoCrafts Creativity Club downloads.
I also used a sketch which is a free daily download from the club for this card. I trimmed the decorative paper to size to fit the easel base and front. I cut out the doilies and cut two in half as shown, I used a full circle and folded it into quarter's. I tore the recipe from the decorative paper and then inked all edges with distress ink. I glued each element as shown and finished with lace, pearls and a greeting from the same stamp set as before.
I wanted to show you how you can make two very quick cards, and so different too with such few materials!
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and don't forget to click on the link above to see where you can join in the fun at the DoCraft's Creativity Club!
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Thursday 30 August 2012

My Studio 12 post for today - A Piece Of Cake...

Hello my lovelies!
Well today is my turn to post over at the
I like to think today is a little bit special as it is my birthday! LOL
With this in mind, I would like to share my cake with you all that I have made. It is slightly different though than your usual birthday cake....I have made this one using the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 

I love this cake and could'nt resist adding a touch of pink!LOL
The cake stand it is on was my Grandma's and the china tea set was a gift on my wedding day from my Dad, he brought it home from Hong Kong when he served in the Royal Navy. I think it is over 60 years old and he bought it for when he had a daughter to give her on her wedding day. I treasure this tea set and it sits in my cabinet where I can see it all the time!
A piece of cake see the full details of how I made this cake hop over to the
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by and sharing in my birthday celebration!
Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Exciting news..........

Hello my lovelies,
I hope that you have all enjoyed a great bank holiday week-end. I have just got back from a long week-end away with family in Stratford UpOn Avon and London. I went to see the show Rock of Ages which was fantastic!
I have just arrived home this evening and discovered some exciting news that I wanted to share with you all.....
I have made the Design Team for the
It is a 6 month post and I am so excited about being chosen to be part of this exciting team. I love using DoCrafts products so it will be exciting working with them and showing you lots of lovely projects.
I hope you will follow and join us at the Creativity Club where we will be having lots of fun and exciting, crafty times ahead.
Congratulations to the rest of the design team too.
Wooo Hooooooo, this is like an early birthday present for me lol....
have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Friday 24 August 2012

Polkadoodles Design Team Card .....

Hello lovelies,

Hope you are all well, wow time is flying by!

We have another fantastic theme this week for you over at the

The theme this week is

'Stitching Faux or Real'

I enjoyed making my card for this theme. I have used the Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet CD for this card. Now, I decided to dust off my sewing machine and use it for this theme. I have had my machine a long time but decided I wasnt very good at sewing, so using it for my card is new to me! Anyway I loved using it so much I think sewing on my cards will become a favourite thing of mine to do...and accidents happened either while in charge of the needle!

Here is my card...

I have coloured my image with Promarkers using the following colours...

Hair: Putty, Cinnamon, Saffron, Caramel
Skin: Dusky Pink, Almond, Pastel Pink
Clothes & Shoes: Burnt Orange, Tan, Apricot, Honeycomb, Oatmeal, Warm Grey 2, Ice Grey 1
Swing: Saffron, Caramel, Cinnamon

I tore around the edges of my chosen backing papers. I then did a running stitch with my sewing machine on the patchwork paper and a zigzag stitch on the rose paper. I then inked them both with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I wanted to apply more ink to the rose paper so I used my brayer. I then spritzed it with gold pigment powder, scrunched it up and then dried with my heat gun. I then added these to my card base which I had already inked the edges of.

Once I had coloured the image, I tore around it and inked the edges and added this to the card. I attached a length of lace to the right hand side, slotting it underneath the paper. I added faux stitching using a brown pen around the rest of the edges. Finally I embellished with Polkadoodles Bloomers and Leaves and some bling and a greeting.

I loved making this card, and really enjoyed sewing the papers.

I would love to see your creations for this challenge so hop over and take a look at the rest of the design team cards for more inspiration.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Monday 20 August 2012

Dreams and Heartfelt Wishes......

Hello lovelies and a very happy Monday to you all!

I wanted to share a couple of cards with you that I made last night.

I have used images from the EMMA CANNING COLLECTION available to buy from POLKADOODLES I love these images.
I have used Mille Bedtime and Paige I Love You.


I have coloured Millie using Letraset Promarker's in the following shades:
Skin: Almond ~ Putty ~ Dusky Pink
Hair: Pastel Yellow ~ Caramel ~ Cinnamon
Clothes: Duck Egg ~ Pastel Blue
Background: Ice Grey 1
Bear: Oatmeal ~ Apricot


I used a Dream stamp that I had, and decorated with organza, lace, bead trim, bling and beads from broken jewellery. I never throw any of my broken necklaces away, I keep them to embellish projects with. The edges are inked using Distress Ink Broken China.


I have also coloured Paige with Letraset Promarker's in shades:
Skin: Putty ~ Almond ~ Pastel Pink
Hair: Cocoa ~ Tan ~ Saffron ~
Dress: Cocktail Pink ~ Magenta ~ Rose Pink ~ Cool Grey 1
Banner: Bright Orange ~ Cardinal Red

The papers are from the same collection as before. I stamped the Heartfelt Wishes using Distress Ink Worn Lipstick. The bloomers you can find at POLKADOODLES I have embellished with orange lace and decorative pins.

I love pink and orange together, bright and happy colours!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards and how I have also coloured the Emma Canning images.

Thank you for stopping by, till next time...
happy crafting,
lots of love

Sunday 19 August 2012

Commission Baby Card...

Hello lovelies,

I wanted to share with  you a card I was commissioned to make.

I was asked to make a Baby Girl card with pink on and also the baby name written on it too.

I chose to make a twisted easel card, I think these always look that bit extra special and also gives you a bigger work area to allow for more detail!

I have used the POLKADOODLES SUNDAE OF SEASONS CD  for the clothes on the line and the backing papers are from the Boofle Collection of papers.

The buttons and teddy I had in my crafty stash already.

I love these colours and think it is very nice and girly!

Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting,
lots of love

Design Team Call-Emma Canning ........

Hello lovelies,

Wow, another design team call!

The fabulous

is starting a brand new

and is on the look out for a design team.

I love Emma's Designs, they are so lovely to work with.

I have an example of one of her fantastic images here that I made a card with to show you...

To find out the details of the design team call and how you can apply click HERE

Good luck everyone,

Happy crafting,
lots of love

Polkadoodles Design Team Call....

Hello lovelies,

I just wanted to share with you all some very exciting news...

Have a design team call! Wooo Hooo

This is a really exciting opportunity to join one of the UK's most popular crafting brands and have your work showcased on the UK's only dedicated Craft TV Channel!
You must have a blog where you post regularly, love using digital products and stamps, love the Polkadoodle stylee of course, and be able to commit to making 2-3 projects every month and extra samples which may be shown on TV here in the UK! In return for your input you will receive selected products from the Polkadoodles range including digital and stamps and will be part of a fantastic team of super talented people. The term of this position is 6 months so you must be able to commit fully for that period of time.

I absolutely love being a part of the Polkadoodles design team.

Click on the Polkadoodles link above to see more details of the call.

Happy Crafting and Good Luck,
lots of love

Thursday 16 August 2012

Today's Post at Studio 12....

Hello lovelies,

Today is my turn to post over at

I wanted to show you a simple project, but a very useful one too!

I have made an embellishment caddy using cotton bud holder tubs.

I want to show you how I made it using the Studio 12 Picknix Collection

Here's how I did it.....

Start with two empty cotton bud tubs and one lid...

Cover them with your chosen papers from the cd...

Add pearl trim and glue the three pots together. Leave to dry...

Print bows out to size, cut out and glue these onto the rims of the pots along with some flowers, alternating them as shown...

Finally, fill the pots with your chosen embellishments...

These pots are great to save as you can make pen pots from them too. So remember next time you have an empty cotton bud pot..don't throw it away!

My embellishment caddy is now sat on my desk looking very pink and pretty!

Hope you like my project for Studio 12, don't forget we have daily projects for you.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Tuesday 14 August 2012

I love Boofle...

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the week so far. It is really warm in Yorkshire at the moment, not that I am complaining! LOL

Well, last night I made another 'Boofle' card.

I absolutely love this little character, he makes me smile. I have a Boofle project book which I am always writing in. I am now to the point where I am using every inch of every page it is that full!

Anyhoo, I will show you the card I've made....

I could'nt resist adding the touch of is my favourite colour after all!

I hope you will pop back soon to see what other crafty makes I have to show you all.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love from me
and Boofle of course! LOL XXX

Sunday 12 August 2012

Wedding Card - Emma Canning Digi

Hello lovelies,

I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today and also the Olympics too. In all this excitement, I'm sure there have been lots of Wedding's happening all over the country too!

I decided to make a Wedding Card using a fab image designed by the fabulously talented Emma can find her fab range of Digis HERE

I have used PAIGE - WEDDING DAY along with papers from the POLKA DOODLES PRETTY SWEET CD The little bag is an organza favour circle that I have filled with the hearts from the punched border and I have also put in heart sequins too, so it looks like confetti.

I have coloured Paige using my Promarkers, here are the shades I have used....

Skin tone: Pastel Pink, Almond, Dusky Pink
Hair: Pastel Yellow, Saffron, Caramel
Dress: Amethyst, Bluebell, Dusky Pink
Background: Warm Grey 2, Cool Grey 1

I wanted the dress to have a look of taffetta and I have finished it off with a Sakura Clear Star Gelly roll pen. You can find the gorgeous bloomers HERE and this gorgeous RIBBON HERE 
I love the EMMA CANNING IMAGES and the CHRISTMAS IMAGES are now available too!

Thank you for looking at my Wedding Card, I have some more cards to show you using the Emma Canning Images, so check back soon to see some more creations.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Friday 10 August 2012

Polkadoodles Design Team card.....

Hello lovelies,

Well it's Friday which means only one thing, another fab challenge over at the

The theme is


So we would like to see your celebration cards....this could be anything you wish to celebrate.

For my celebration card, I chose to celebrate the Olympics.
As we have done so well with all those wonderful and inspirational athletes gaining their medals I wanted to say
'Well Done Team GB'.

I have used the Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons CD for my card. I have threaded ribbon through the lanterns and attached to the card. I have used London themed embellishments and finished off with a gold, silver and bronze candy to represent the Olympic Medals.

I think the Olympics have been fantastic, I have really enjoyed watching them!

So, we would love to see your 'Celebration' cards, hop over to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made.

Have fun and happy crafting,
lots of love

Sunday 5 August 2012

Hello lovelies and just a bit of chatter from me....

Hello lovelies,

I hope you have all had a lovely week-end. I just wanted to have a little chatter with you all, I know I have'nt posted any crafty makes for a few days so I thought I would have a chat! LOL Are you running for the hills yet?

So, tomorrow I have the day off from my salon. I have written in my crafty project book my to do list of different makes so tomorrow is going to be one busy day lol, but  I would'nt have it any other way!

I have some design team work to complete, believe me you want to keep an eye out as we have some really really exciting things coming your way. Also, I have just downloaded the colour charts for promarkers and flexmarkers, I have coloured in the boxes of which ones I have already. I have now got them on my wall above my desk, I think this will be really handy to refer to as a guide for when I'm colouring away. I want to experiment so I will be busy stamping and printing digis too!

I have so many ideas in this head of mine, just not enough time lol...but I do intend on ploughing through them one by one. An exciting project I will be doing is going to be an Art Journal. I can't wait to get this started. I have so many things to put into it, so many ideas, I can't wait to get inky, messy and doodly!

I also want to make a smash book too, I am a little bit of a hoarder. I keep things like receipts, tickets, pictures, ideas of just about anything. I keep so many different things from loved ones that are a bit random so I just think  a smash book would be the perfect thing to make.

In between all my ideas, I will be working at the salon and then visiting my relatives in Stratford UpOn Avon and also squeezing a week-end away in London for my birthday...I am going to see the show 'Rock Of Ages' so I am really excited about this. Yes, I will be the one singing loudly in the crowd and dancing in the aisle!

I can't believe this time last year I was planning what to do for my 40th birthday, I keep telling everyone at work that this year I am 39 hehehehe!

On this note of age, how quickly time flies by...that is why it is so important to love what you do, love the people you do, and hold them close and dear, cherish what life brings your way...if its not good at the moment....focus on that light at the end of the tunnel!

Anyhoo, wow have I rambled will  all be praying that I post a project next time so you don't have to read my ramblings!

Have a great week everyone and I will be back shortly with my crafty makes from tomorrow!

Lots of crafty love and hugs,