Monday, 8 February 2016

Made it Monday - Last week LOL!

Hi all my fabulous bloggie friends.  Hope your weeks are being filled with crafty goodness!

Yep, I made this card last week!  When I made the Z-Fold card that was posted last Monday, I was really unsure of the paper combo's so I had cut out different papers to see which I liked best. Anyways, I decided to use up those papers on another Z-Fold card.

Of course, I'm still using the Polkadoodles Sticks & Bones collection.  Using another fabulous pre-coloured topper.


I layered up the little flowers on this one.  After inking all the edges of all the layers. Another fun sentiment too :-)


For the inside I always like to try and duplicate the front, so placed a circular message panel and added some more little flowers from the front.


I really do like the Z-fold cards, as I think they are quite striking, yet very simple :-)


I really love how adorable these images are and with Nikky's amazing artwork and colouring, you really can't go wrong.


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #98: Anything Goes (closes 14 Feb)

Sweet Stamps February Anything Goes Challenge (closes 5 Mar)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #27: Anything Goes (closes 20 Feb)

Thank you all so much for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Simply Saturday - Mammoth Day

Hi everyone.  Today' is daughter number 2's birthday.  Emily turns 15 and it makes me wonder where all the time has gone.

We have been living in Canada for 10 and 1/2 years now and when we first arrived Emily was 4 and Shannon was 7!  I remember that day like it was yesterday, but it's a long time ago now.

Anyways, on to today's post.

I have made a very basic tent card and used the lovely topper from the new release Polkadoodles Sticks & Bones collection.

I love this woolly mammoth!


Isn't he simply adorable!!  Mind you, I suppose he could be a she too :-)

I couldn't resist layering it up - with just one simple single layer.


As always, I inked all the layers.  For the inside I had to use the fossil paper and then added a tiny mammoth in the corner. 


This card didn't need much decoration as the scene in itself, I feel is enough.  I did add a stone age heart in that one corner.  


So, I hope that you all have a Mammoth weekend.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

What's new Wednesday - Still Sticks and Bones :-)

Happy Hump Day every peeps :-)  Shoe shopping (for Shannon's prom) didn't go to well the other day, so we are off out again after school today.  Everything seems to be 5 inch high stilettos and Shannon can't wear those!  She is 5ft 10" already so doesn't need to be 6ft 3" LOL!  We will find something suitable :-)

Anyways, on today's post.  I have an easel card to share with you today, using the wonderful Polkadoodles Sticks & Bones collection.


When I make my cards from these Polkadoodle collections, all the elements for my card are all from the collection I am using. Sometimes, I mix it up or if I need a specific sentiment then I will trawl other collections, but usually find what I need from the one :-)


I like inking all the edges of all the layers, even the character's and flowers. I think it helps to make them pop. 


These pre-coloured images are the best, especially if your not confident with your colouring abilities like me :-)


Have a fabulous rest of the week everyone.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Simply Papercraft Challenges - Challenge #22: Always Anything Goes (closes 11 Feb)

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 8 Feb)

Penny's Paper-crafty Challenges - Challenge #263: Anything Goes (closes 9 Feb)

Crafting By Designs - February Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 25 Feb)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Made it Monday - well yesterday :-)

Happy Monday everyone.  The girls are off school today, it's a PD day for the teachers before they start Semester 2.  Can't believe Shannon will be graduating in 5 months!

We are off out shopping this morning for shoes for Shannon's prom, then we have to see about having her prom dress shortened a little.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Today, I have a card that I put together yesterday, but didn't get chance to do a post.

I have made a Z fold card and used the wonderful new release from Polkadoodles, Sticks and Bones.


I love how cuteosaurus this collection is.  There are so many digital elements and it's so quick to put a card together.


All the layers were inked up and then I added some dimension by adding foam tape to the main topper and then raised some of the flower elements too.

For the inside panel I used a few little flowers to embellish the message panel.


I love these pre-coloured images - Nikky's colouring is amazing!


Don't you just love the colours!  


I really appreciate you taking the time to pop in and visit my blog.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Sisters of Craft February Challenge - Anything Goes (closes 29 Feb)

Craft Your Passion Challenges - Challenge #297: Anything Goes (closes 7 Feb)

Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #97: Anything Goes (closes 7 Feb)

2 Creative Chicks - Challenge #7: Anything Goes (closes 29 Feb)

Brown Sugar Challenges - Challenge #183: Anything Goes (closes 3 Feb) 

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Simply Saturday - Tim's 12 Tags 2016, January

Well hello there everyone.  Hope you are having a good weekend.

I am on hair curling duty later, Shannon is off out to a Youth Gala :-)

But before I have to do that, I thought I would spend sometime in the craft room, just for me :-)

I thought I would get a little messy and have a go at the Tim Holtz Tag for January.  Now I can't guarantee that I will do any more.  But, it's a start!

I don't have a lot of the correct products, but I gave it a go.

I did have the #8 tag, but the only type foil I had was some sticky back shelf liner!


So, I used the shelf liner and then embossed the tag with a Darice Steampunk embossing folder. And then using Tim's industrial technique for the metal I used the Distress Paint Black Soot.

Now, do you think  I could find a bit of chalk for the chalkboard element - nope, more on that in a minute.

After embossing the Stampendous Steampunk Owl in Ranger extra fine embossing powder (I didn't have what Tim recommended), what do you think I used for the chalk board effect?


Have you guessed what I used instead of chalk?  Well, I used good old talc! It did end up everywhere though.  But at least my tag smells nice LOL!

I added a little metal arrow and Dream tag, which I painted with a little of the Distress Paint Picket Fence.

I couldn't resist adding a little layer to his hat and fob watch, and wanted a little bit of colour :-)


So, I know I wasn't able to get exactly the effect Tim did, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.

And of course, whilst I was tidying up - what did I find - some white chalk!  Ah well, I know for next time LOL!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.