Saturday, 16 May 2015

Simply Saturday - How I have missed you :-)

Hellooo everyone.

Oh how I have missed my blog, bloggie friends and my craft room.

I have been suffering from some really bad head aches this past week or so, and really have not felt at all like crafting.

Today, after the clouds seem to have lifted a little, I decided to come to the craft room from some creative therapy :-)

I hope you have all been well.  I have tried to keep up with your posts, but know I am a little behind with visiting, hope to catch up soon.

I have been having a play with one of the new releases at Polkadoodles. The wonderful addition to the Work and Play Series - this is number 11.


This collection is also available as a full download - so no waiting for the postie.  Click HERE.


I used one of the pre-coloured design sheets and then also printed our extra of the Painter/Decorator which is also available as a single digi download too.


For the inside, I used the same papers and then also added some left over paint pots from the design sheet.


I love layering her up and have inked all the edges of all the layers with CTMH Sorbet.


Adding some fabulous tickets sentiments to the front (perfect) and some Flourish with a Bling Copper pearl dots.


Did you see the lovely new watermark - Nikky made us all a new one :-)

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #180: Use a Pre-coloured Image (closes 24 May)

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Challenge: Anything Goes for May (entry #2) (closes 30 May)

DL.ART - May Linky Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 31 May)

That's it for today.  It is Andy's birthday, so we are off out for a family meal this evening.

Thanks for stopping by and continuing to support me and my blog - really appreciate each and every one of you.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Fabulous Friday - Graduation soon!

Hello everyone.  I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

My apologies for lack of posts lately.  I have been doing a little bit of book folding, and am on book number 5, LOL!  I promise to decorate and post  before I start any more and also do a little bit of normal crafting :-)

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Polkadoodles and our theme for this fortnight is Things with Wings.


I couldn't resist using the new release Twiggy and Toots for my card.  With Emily graduating from Elementary school this year, I thought this would be perfect.


This owly is a pre-coloured image that I have layered up and then I also added my own little scroll in his hands :-)

He is also available as a single digi download Graduation Day.


For the inside I added the same papers and a message panel, with a little stamped owl.


I loved doing the layers and here you can see that little scroll.


I inked all the edges of all the layers with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink.


I love the quote and the wonderful ticket sentiments.  Everything is from this wonderful collection.

Also Nikky has started a new themed set of digital images that are available for immediate download on purchase.

Introducing IckyInk Digital images.  This is Oddella in all her glory.  Do you like Zombies and Goth type images? Then these are so cool.  I know someone who would love these ;-)


Aren't they fabulous!  Why not go check out the download store, Nikky is adding so much stuff over there.

This card is being entered in the following challenges.

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #79: Anything Goes (closes 14 May)

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - Challenge May: Anything Goes (closes 30 May)

Crafty Calender Challenge - Challenge May: Things with Wings (closes 5 Jun)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #9: Anything Goes (closes 16 May)

That's it from me today.  Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

A little bit of Book Folding :-)

Hello everyone.  Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

I have another book folding to share with you today, and this one I have finished decorating for my daughter, Shannon.

Her bedroom is teal and purple, so we went with that colour theme.

I have to admit that this book folding is quite addictive!  I do have a couple of others completed, but want to decorate them before I show them you :-)

For the flowers on top I used Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Die.


I decorated the cover and spine with paper that has been embossed with the Sizzix Carnival embossing folder.



All the butterflies are the Cheery Lynn Designs Small Exotic Butterflies #2.  Looking down onto the book


I curled down the edges of some of the top paes and then the added ribbon to finish off the the front.


What do you think?  This was a book that has been just sitting on my shelf for eons!  I have not cut the book, nor removed any pages in the making of this creation :-)

No sneak peek, but I have been busy :-)

Have a great rest of the day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Fabulous Friday - Chick chick chick chicky!

Hello everyone - happy Friday.

Gosh another week has gone by. Spring certainly has settled in here, although I think it will be short lived and we will be straight into Summer.

It's inspiration week over at Polkadoodles this week and week 2 of our Anything but Square challenge.  I decided to have a play with another fabulous pre-coloured image from the wonderful Work & Play 10 - Country Life collection available as CD or immediate download.

Dog Walking, Collecting/Foraging Mushrooms. Deerstalker, Landowner, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Foxy Friends, Egg Collecting/Hens/Chickens, Ranger. Breaktime, Farmer, Shepherd, Gamekeeper, Milk Time

 This one is called Egg Collecting and is available as a single digi too :-)


I just love this collection and this image (I know) will make a certain someone smile ;-)

I made a spring fold card and then used Spellbinders large scallop circle, to cut out the yellow plaid and clouds.


All the edges of all the layers have been inked with CTMH Sorbet.

I have loved doing the layering of these wonderful images and deciding what layers would look best.  Love the depth that it gives to the images.


I feel this looks so like Spring/Summer and the papers in this collection are just perfect.  A lovely butterfly and ticket sentiments to finish it off :-)


So, now it's over to you to make Anything but Square and go along and enter our fabulous challenge, you could win £7.50/$10 to spend in the Polkadoodles Digi Store.

Also, just a heads up - there is a new release out, Work & Play 11 - Less Work, More Play


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Challenge #225: Anything but Square (closes 5 May)

Crafting by Designs - May Anything Goes Challenge (closes 25 May)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes (closes 6 May)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Made it Monday #10 - From Owl of Us

Hello everyone.  Happy Monday.

Did you all have a great weekend?  We didn't get up to much here.

Andy has a week off this week, so we are going to catch up on some much needed household jobs - you know the ones that you put off until whenever ! :-)

I will also be spending some time in the craft room, keeping out of his way LOL!.  Like this morning, whilst he was washing out the garage floor of all the salt from the winter roads.

Another Polkadoodles Twiggy and Toots card for your today.  Using the pre-coloured image Party/Birthday Celebration digi.


So sweet and adorable, and ready to party :-)


The die cuts I used for the outside/inside ovals are Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Oval Dies.  I inked all the edges of all the layers too.


Everything you see is from this wonderful collection.  Layering the image to create some depth.


And there you have it.  A quick card made this morning to share with you.




I have also been doing some more book folding and loving it - can't wait to share with you.  The heart I did the other day, I am hoping to get that decorated and finished over the next few days and I already have a couple of others to share with you, once those are decorated too :-)

I hope you all have a fabulous week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #89: Use a Die Cut (closes 30 Apr)

Brown Sugar Challenges - Challenge #143: Anything Goes (closes 30 Apr)

Crafty Catz - Challenge #276: Things with Wings (closes 30 Apr)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.