Friday, 28 August 2015

Polka Doodles #35: Things With Wings

Oh my word!!! Can you believe it's time for a brand new show and tell over at Polka Doodles! The theme for the next fortnight is "Things With Wings". And that's my cue to go bird-crazy!

I'm using the Picknix 3 Nordic Winter CD to make another Christmas card.  The patterned papers is so delightfully retro - LOVE it! With a few sequins and sheer green ribbon from my stash my card is done.


I've coloured the cute little bird from the Picknix 3 Nordic Winter CD with my Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils and inked the edges with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink. This bird is a joy to colour.

Challenges:
Crafting By Design: Things With Wings
Wonderful Wednesday: AG
Word Art Wednesday #198: AG Family Friendly
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG
Crafty Ribbon #125: Butterfly &/ Or Birds + Ribbon

Supplies:




Now it's over to you, my friends. Create any project - card, tag, lay-out, box, bag, etc. You have until Noon (UK Time) on Friday, 11 September 2015, to link up your entries over at the Polka Doodles Challenge Blog. You don't have to use Polka Doodles products to enter, but if you have it, by all means, flaunt it! One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate for downloads at the Polkadoodles Store.

What better excuse to head straight to your craft room! Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your projects. Have a warm and sunny crafty weekend, friends.

Beijinhos!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #14: Candles

We are on Week 2 of  Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge.  We have some super lush colours for you. These elegant colours will work for any occasion. Here's reminder of the swatch:

You can use any medium to create your projects: paints, inks, pencils, pens, stains, etc., as long as you keep to the colours from the colour swatch. You don't have to use Chocolate Baroque stamps to play along but if you do you will be entered into a random draw to win £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps. All participants will have a chance to be on the Design Team's Top Three list and proudly display winner's badge on their blog.


Surprise ... surprise ... I made a Christmas card. These colours are so rich and regal which reminded me of a stained glass window in our parish Church. And before long I was taking a trip down Christmas avenue... again! For the background, I blended Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord, Seedless PreservesMilled Lavender and a touch of Picked Raspberry to brighten the mix. Then I heat embossed the stars from the new Sparkling Trees A5 sheet using WOW Silver EP. Next, satin purple ribbon tied in a bow and tiny pale purple bling to finish.


Now for the focal image - the stained glass window. And guess what? Chocolate Baroque has the perfect stamp! It's from the Stained Glass Christmas A5 sheet. I stamped the image with VersaFine Smokey Grey and coloured it with Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils. Then I layered and mounted that piece onto some foam tape. Finally, a glob of Ranger Glossy Accents on each candle flame to complete the picture.

Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers August Christmas: Sparkle
Get Creative #22: No Patterned Paper
Word Art Wednesday #198: AG Family Friendly
Craft Dee Bowz August: AG + Hand-tied Bow
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG
Wonderful Wednesday: AG

Supplies



The challenge will close at 12.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th September 2015, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 23th September 2015. Thanks for stopping by today. If you got the mid-week blues (as I do!) ... cheer up, the weekend is almost here! Have a beautiful day, friends :)

Beijinhos

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Chocolate Baroque: Christmas Joy

Hello again, friends. It's still Christmas in my little crafty corner and I bring you a couple of projects featuring this month's festive stamp release by Chocolate Baroque.

My first card showcases one of the new individual cling mounted stamps called Rejoice!. I prepared the background by blending several colours of Tim Holtz Distress Inks and masking off sections to create the mountains. For the sky I used: Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon and a touch of Aged Mahogany around the edges. The mountain in the foreground: Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans. The moon: Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.

Here's a closer look at her the rising angel. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured her  with Graph'It alcohol markers.  The wings are heat embossed on vellum using WOW Bright White EP. I fussy cut and adhered both onto the inked background, leaving most of the wings free so she looks like she's flying.


Challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door 25 Aug: AG
Retarte #59: AG
Christmas Card Challenges #38: AG Christmas
Alphabet Challenge: N - No Patterned Paper


My second card is an easy number. I started by making the background by blending Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and a touch of Shaded Lilac for the sky. Then I stamped the deer, trees and snowflakes from the Sparkling Trees A5 sheet and created a scene. The sentiment is from the Snowy Penguins clear set, stamped with VersaFine Majestic Blue.


I stamped the deer with VersaFine Vintage Sepia; the trees: VersaFine Deep Lagoon; and the snowflakes:VersaMagic Sea Breeze. Next I coloured the images with Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft water colour pencils and finished the project with Stardust Stickles and Silver Liquid Pearls.
Admittedly, the dimensions are a little off on this card but hey, after a glass mug tanker or two of mulled wine, you'd hardly notice!

Challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas: Snowflakes and Sparkle
Get Creative #22: No Patterned Paper
Crafty Cardmakers #146: No Patterned Paper
Craft Your Passion #276: AG
Crafting From The Heart #74: AG
Supplies



Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you're having fun with these stamps and getting ahead with your Christmas makes. Just in case you aren't getting enough festive inspiration, I have TWO more in store for you this week! (Is that a groan I hear?!)

Beijinhos!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Polka Doodles Launch: Frosted Winter #3


Polka Doodles has just launch a new Christmas collection. Remember sweet Octavia Moonfly? She's back in this brand new festive special release called Octavia Frosted Winter. Today, I bring you my fourth sample made with images, papers and embellishments form this set.

The Octavia Frosted Winter collection is bursting with all that is magical and wintery. And to show you how complete and versatile it is, I've mixed hand-coloured digi with pre-coloured embellishment with a few extra bits from my stash to create this frosty number and Stickles.... of course!


Here's a closer look at the image. It's called Frosty Penguin and is available as a separate download image. I coloured it with Graph'It markers. I popped up the greeting on some foam tape. Some silver thread and pale blue bling complete the project.

Challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges #38: AG
Craft Your Passion #276: AG
A Snowflakes Promise #3: Winter Theme
Hiding In My Craft Room #213: Any Holiday
Crafting from the Heart #74: AG


You can find more inspiration from the rest of the design team over at these Polka Doodles social media hot-spots:

Also, check out more festive inspiration over at these Face Book groups:
Over the next few days you'll see more dazzling makes by the Design Team from the Octavia Frosted Winter. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Beijinhos!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Polka Doodles Launch: Frosted Winter 2


Polka Doodles has just launch a new Christmas collection. Remember sweet Octavia Moonfly? She's back in this brand new festive special release called Octavia Frosted Winter. Today, I bring you my third sample made with images, papers and embellishments form this set.

Here's the perfect card for the Gingerbread Lover. In the Octavia Frosted Winter collection you will find tons... I mean TONS, of beautiful digital embellishments. Of course you can use them as such or re size these images to make them the focus point of your creation. I did just that with the jar of gingerbread folk and the individual gingerbread man and gingerbread lady.


The patterned paper, sentiment, pressies, poinsettias and folliage are also from this collection. I just added some the sheer Stickles and bling to complete my card.

Challenges:
Crafting By Design: Get Ready For Christmas

You can find more inspiration from the rest of the design team over at these Polka Doodles social media hot-spots:

Also, check out more festive inspiration over at these Face Book groups:
Over the next few days you'll see more dazzling makes by the Design Team from the Octavia Frosted Winter. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Beijinhos!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Polka Doodles #34: Use Something New

Good morning, friends!  It's FRIDAY... and what a relief we've made it to the end of the week. Saturday beckons, but first it's time for a for a little inspiration for this fortnight's challenge: Use Something New.

Here's my offering... a vintage inspired card featuring Santa from the Picknix 3 Nordic Winter Colletion.  To finish my project I added golden stars (which I have been carefully protecting from frivolous consumption) and a sheer white bow (made from a giant roll of ribbon my sister gave me 4 years ago). I am solicitous about the welfare of my stash! :)

Here's a closer look at the jolly man. I coloured him with Faber-Castell Polychromos and inked the edges with Frayed Burlap DI for that aged look. I rounded the corners WRMK ½" Corner Chomper.

Challenges:
Addicted To Stamps & More #158: Holiday
Christmas Card Challenge: AG Christmas / Photo Inspiration
Crafting By Designs: Get Ready For Christmas
CHNC #242: Something Old (gold stars are > 5 years old, ribbon > 4 years old )
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #98: Use A Sentiment
Sister Act #120: AG Cards Only
A Snowflakes Promise #3: Winter Theme

Supplies:



Now it's over to you, my friends. Create any project - card, tag, lay-out, box, bag, etc. You have until Noon (UK Time) on Friday, 28 August 2015, to link up your entries over at the Polka Doodles Challenge Blog. You don't have to use Polka Doodles products to enter, but if you have it, by all means, flaunt it! One randomly selected winner will receive downloads worth $10 from the Polka Doodles Online Store. In order to qualify you must follow our Rules. Remember, you are only allowed TWO entries per challenge.

Don't forget to check out the brand new Octavia Frosted Winter Collection - more Christmas must-have goodness from the talented Nikky Hall. You can see this collection in action over at:


That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Here's to a craftilicious weekend!

Beijinhos!


Thursday, 20 August 2015

Polka Doodles Launch: Frosted Winter 1


Polka Doodles has just launch a new Christmas collection. Remember sweet Octavia Moonfly? She's back in this brand new festive special release called Octavia Frosted Winter. Today, I'm showcasing  two cards made with images, papers and embellishments form this set.

The first is a simple card featuring an image from Octavia Frosted Winter. The patterned paper, sentiment and embellishments are also from this collection. I just added some the sheer ribbon, Stickles, bling and called it a day!

She's called Winter Time and is also available as a separate download item. I coloured her with Graph'It Markers - no fancy shading, stokes or fussing about. You can get her dressed up in no time.

Challenges:
Creative Knockout #103: Celebration Time
Addicted To Stamps & More #158: Holiday
Crafting By Designs: Get Ready For Christmas
Inky Impressions #272: Christmas In August


Just one more card to show you. This one is super simple. If you don't like or don't have the patience to colour - this side setp card is perfect. Everything you see here is from the Octavia Frosted Winter collection. Print out the elements, sit in front of the telly and cut them out at leisure. Put them all together, douse your creation of lots of glitter and you have a magical sparkly card!

Challenges:
ABC Christmas Q for Quantum Leap - B for Bows, G for Glitter
Holly Jolly Christmas: Snowflakes & Sparkle
Christmas Card Challenge: AG Christmas / Photo Inspiration
Snowflakes Promise: Winter Theme


You can find more inspiration from the rest of the design team over at these Polka Doodles social media hot-spots:
Also, check out more festive inspiration over at these Face Book groups:
Over the next few days you'll see more dazzling makes by the Design Team from the Octavia Frosted Winter. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Beijinhos!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

MHK Designs: Fur & Paws



Good morning, friends! Hello again and welcome to Day #4 of MHK Designs August 2015 Release PartyMynn Kitchen of On A Stampage is launching her very own line of digital stamps and papers. Over at the  MHK Designs ETSY Store you will find the most delightfully adorable vintage designs that work for all crating styles.

There are TEN digital stamp sets and ELEVEN paper bundles in Mynn's ETSY Store right now at affordable prices. The Release Party will last 5 days and the Design Team will be showcasing 2  new digital stamp sets each day. As a special treat to celebrate the MHK Designs August 2015 Release, Mynn is giving away a set to a lucky winner who will be randomly drawn from all the comments on Mynn's blog On A Stampage.

Today, we are highlighting 2 more new sets over at MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group : Fur & Paws and Beauty. Let's start with Fur & Paws:


I'm not going to apologise for being a dog-lover. We lost 2 over the past few months. My first card is dedicated to Rosie. A delicate flower she was not and her breathe (despite all our efforts) could kill a fly! She was an avid gardener with a singular passion for flowerbeds ... but somehow we failed to appreciate her work :) . I masked the doggie and did some inking with TCW Daisy Cluster stencil. The Distress Inks in action are Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick. I cut out a window with XCut Heart die to show the sentiment. Extra embellies: Liquid Pearls, die cut hearts and Stickles.
Challenges:
Inky Chicks #55: Hearts
Papertake Weekly: To Die For
Fan-tastic Tuesday #99: AG + Twist Add Glitter
Ruby's Rainbow #111: Die-cuts / Punches
Wonderful Wednesday: AG

My second card is dedicated to André. Four weeks ago, he too scampered off across the Rainbow Bridge to be with Rosie. Unlike his boisterous sister, André was a delicate flower, a great big softie. But like, like Rosie he loved nature and took time to smell the flowers. This simple card to dedicated to my precious boy. I cut the heart with XCut Heart Die and covered it in Glossy Accent. To finish 3 pale blue bling.
Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #197: AG Family Friendly
Try It On Tuesday: Sending You Flowers
Creative Moments #75: AG
Inspiration Destination #47: AG


The second set featured in today's Release Party is called Beauty. Head on over to the MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group to see projects featuring this set.


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If you want to win any of these digital stamps, click on the image below.  Mynn is generously giving away a set of digital stamps. So make sure you leave a comment on Mynn's blog On A Stampage for a chance to win. Click on the button below:

And it gets better! Join our MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group and participate in the Release Event for a chance to win Mynn's lovely digital paper bundles or a discount to the MHK Designs Store.

For more design inspiration, drop by the rest of the Design Team's blogs to see these digital stamps in action.

Rocky ... Judy ... Stephanie ... Ruza ... Kendra ... Lilian ... Donna


Thank you for stopping by and have a Wonderful Wednesday, everyone.

Beijinhos!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

MHK Designs: Friendship


Good morning, friends! Today is Day #3 of MHK Designs August 2015 Release PartyMynn Kitchen of On A Stampage is launching her very own line of digital stamps and papers. Over at the  MHK Designs ETSY Store you will find the most delightfully adorable vintage designs that work for all crating styles.

There are TEN digital stamp sets and ELEVEN paper bundles in Mynn's ETSY Store right now
at affordable prices. The Release Party will last 5 days and the Design Team will be showcasing 2  new digital stamp sets each day. As a special treat to celebrate the MHK Designs August 2015 Release, Mynn is giving away a set to a lucky winner who will be randomly drawn from all the comments on Mynn's blog On A Stampage.

Today, we are highlighting 2 more new sets over at MHK Designers and Friends Facebook GroupFriendship and Stencil In The Holidays. Let's start with the Friendship:


Here's my card - super simple because that image does all the work. You can see and feel the love in that image. Each sentiment is an expression of loyal friendship. I LOVE this set. I added strips of WRMK Avocado Washi Tape and not much else.

Here's a close look at that beautiful image. I coloured it with Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: AG
Through The Craft Room Door 18 Aug: AG
World Wide Open DT Challenge August: AG Digi
Time Out #37: Friendship Is Golden
CCC Digi Creations #31: AG
Crafting With Friends #4: AG

The second set featured in today's Release Party is called Stencil In The Holidays. Head on over to the MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group to see projects featuring this set.


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If you want to win any of these digital stamps, click on the image below.  Mynn is generously giving away a set of digital stamps. So make sure you leave a comment on Mynn's blog On A Stampage for a chance to win. Click on the button below:

And it gets better! Join our MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group and participate in the Release Event for a chance to win Mynn's lovely digital paper bundles or a discount to the MHK Designs Store.

For more design inspiration, drop by the rest of the Design Team's blogs to see these digital stamps in action.

Rocky ... Judy ... Stephanie ... Ruza ... Kendra ... Lilian ... Donna


Thank you for stopping by and have a Terrific Tuesday, everyone.

Beijinhos!


Tuesday Throwdown #258: Texture

Good morning, friends! Welcome to another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Our theme this week is "Texture" and we sponsored by Lawn Fawn. That means we get to play with their gorgeous stamps. If you don't have anything by Lawn Fawn, you can still play along, as long as you follow our challenge theme.

For my card, I'm using the super cute set called Party Animal. This set is packed full of the most adorable little critters and embellishments. To add texture to my card, I've embossed the background with X-Cut Foliage embossing folder and inked the card with Mowed Lawn DI. I mounted the embossed panel on some fun-foam.


A closer look at the adorable critters! I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured them with Graph'It alcohol markers. I cut the grass with a pair of scissors and some scrap green card.


Challenges:
Lawnscaping Challenge: Embossing
Crafting From The Heart #73: AG
Craft Your Passion #275: AG
Crafty Sentiments: AG

Supplies:



Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Texture". For ideas and inspiration, take a peek at what the rest of the DT members have made. Remember to link up your project at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog by 3pm Pacific / 11pm UK Monday, August 24th.  And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

Beijinhos!

Monday, 17 August 2015

MHK Designs: Peace Dove


Good morning, friends! Today is Day #2 of MHK Designs August 2015 Release PartyMynn Kitchen of On A Stampage is launching her very own line of digital stamps and papers. Over at the  MHK Designs ETSY Store you will find the most delightfully adorable vintage designs that work for all crating styles.

There are TEN digital stamp sets and ELEVEN paper bundles in Mynn's ETSY Store right now
at affordable prices. The Release Party will last 5 days, the Design Team will be showcasing 2 new digital stamp sets each day. As a special treat to celebrate the MHK Designs August 2015 Release, Mynn is giving away a set to a lucky winner who will be randomly drawn from all the comments on Mynn's blog On A Stampage.

Today, we are highlighting 2 more new sets over at MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group : Peace Dove and Serene Seaside. Let's start with the Peace Dove:


I made 2 cards using the Peace Dove set, which is so perfect to a friend in need of TLC, or even as a general Thinking of You card. I've gone for soft blues and greens for my cards.

No patterned pappers on this card. I printed the image on a piece of white card, cut the circle with Spellbinders die and did some fussy cutting on parts of the image. Then I inked the card with Salty Ocean DI and TCW Half Tone Dots stencil. I and finished the card with WRMK Avocado washi tape and some pale green bling.


My second card is super super simple. The lovely patterned paper from an Papermania Aqua Capsule Collection and the image does most of the work. I just inked the edges with Cracked Pistachio DI, added a sheer bow and a few pale blue bling .

Challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams: We're Flying High
Come And Get It: Round Things
CraftYour Passion #275: AG
The Craft Place: Blue
Avenue 613 #137: AG No Twist
Crafting From The Heart #73: AG

The second set featured in today's Release Party is called Serene Seaside. Head on over to the MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group to see projects featuring this set.


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If you want to win any of these digital stamps, click on the image below.  Mynn is generously giving away a set of digital stamps. So make sure you leave a comment on Mynn's blog On A Stampage for a chance to win. Click on the button below:

And it gets better! Join our MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group and participate in the Release Event for a chance to win Mynn's lovely digital paper bundles or a discount to the MHK Designs Store.

For more design inspiration, drop by the rest of the Design Team's blogs to see these digital stamps in action.

Rocky ... Judy ... Stephanie ... Ruza ... Kendra ... Lilian ... Donna


Thank you for stopping by and have a Magical Monday, everyone.

Beijinhos!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

MHK Designs: Blossoming and Lift Me Higher


Good morning, friends! Today is the day! Mynn Kitchen of On A Stampage is launching her very own line of digital stamps and papers. Over at the  MHK Designs ETSY Store you will find the most delightfully adorable vintage designs that work for all crating styles.

There are TEN digital stamp sets and ELEVEN paper bundles in Mynn's ETSY Store right now
at affordable prices. Over the next 5 days, the Design Team will be showcasing 2 of the new digital stamp sets each day. As a special treat to celebrate the MHK Designs August 2015 Release, Mynn is giving away a set to a lucky winner who will be randomly drawn from all the comments on Mynn's blog On A Stampage.

Today, we are highlighting these 2 sets. The first set is called "Blossoming".


I made a couple of samples with these gorgeous feminine images, coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos.


Challenges:
All Sorts #324: Favourite Colours - Purple
Crafting with Dragonflies Aug 15: Make It Floral
Simply Create Too #92: AG
Craft For The Craic: August Photo Inspiration  -  Flowers & Foliage

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The second set for today is called "Lift Me Higher".


I love the uplifting and inspiring sentiments on this set. Here are a couple more samples, coloured with Polychromos.


Challenges:
Crafting With Friends #4: AG
Word Art Wednesday #196: AG Family Friendly
Chocolate Coffee Cards #97: Frame It

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If you want to win any of these digital stamps, click on the image below.  Mynn is generously giving away a set of digital stamps. So make sure you leave a comment on Mynn's blog On A Stampage for a chance to win.

And it gets better! Join our MHK Designers and Friends Facebook Group and participate in the Release Event for a chance to win Mynn's lovely digital paper bundles or a discount to the MHK Designs Store.

For more design inspiration, drop by the rest of the Design Team's blogs to see these digital stamps in action.

Rocky ... Judy ... Stephanie ... Ruza ... Kendra ... Lilian ... Donna


Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday, everyone.

Beijinhos!

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