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Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Pencil Case Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hello! Happy Saturday everyone!

We have a new challenge starting today on THE PENCIL CASE blog where the DT showcase the incredible LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS and our theme from now on will always be Anything Goes. Yipee!!


This time we are sponsored by the wonderful…
………who are very kindly offering a fab prize so check out THE BLOG for details.

My card uses this cute little fella called NERD BOY BALLOON and I have duplicated, flipped and merged him to make ‘twins’! Well why not! J
Twice the colouring is twice the work…sorry....fun right! lol
Ingredients:
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Colouring: LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS (Colours used listed on THE PENCIL CASE BLOG)
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Balloons’ – Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’ – Spellbinders Sapphire Alphabet
Others: Twine – White Gel Pen

So up, up and away you go to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge, and as it is Anything Goes you have no excuse!!! J  And if you want to experience these amazing artist quality pencils for yourself you can get them HERE! And if you already have them and enjoy using them why not share your makes with us in our FACEBOOK GROUP! We would love to see you!

Thanks so much for looking and for your kind comments and have a wonderful weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #122: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #17: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #160: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #98: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #20: Anything Goes
CREATIVE CRAFT COTTAGE – Challenge #68: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #96: Anything Goes
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #50: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Digi Choosday Challenge – Punches/Die-cuts or Anything Goes!

Good morning everybody!  Hope all is well with you and yours?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this time is Punches/Die-cuts!  How will I cope!! lol However if you are not like me and DON’T throw a die at just about everything you make J then from now on our challenges will also be Anything Goes! So no excuse not to enter!

As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   And don’t forget you could also win a Feather in Your Cap! See all the details HERE.

And if that wasn’t all it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s a limited offer so be quick!!

If you have visited me just recently then you will have already seen the three projects I made for the Facebook launch of Nikky’s GORGEOUS new mermaid.   She is called Meribelle and has 10 different guises and you can get them all HERE.

Well I could not resist using another for my make this week so meet MERIBELLE SWISHY TAIL!! Isn’t she fab; although she has found herself washed up on the shore in a bottle.  Bit careless! J

I used the DRINK ME BOTTLE from the fab WINNIE IN WONDERLAND COLLECTION, making it into a png and resizing it to fit MERIBELLE inside.  And because there was no way that I could produce such a delicious underwater world I used the B/W digi that comes with a pre-coloured background.


Ingredients:
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Colours used: Skin: 90, 89, 32 + 30 – Red/Pink: 92, 26, 24, 18 – Yellow: 87, 83, 84, 85 – Brown: 76, 80, 82 – Green: 65, 67, 71 – Grey: 99, 98, 97, 96
Paper, sentiment, pre-coloured shells and lighthouse: WINNIE STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES
Dies: Spellbinders ‘Grand Labels One’, ‘A2 Curved Borders 2’, ‘Inverted Circles’ and ‘Cherry Blossom’ – Tattered Lace ‘Bucket and Spade’ - First Edition ‘Under the Sea’ – Memory Box ‘Puffy Clouds’
Others: Kraft card – Twine – Pearls

So don’t ‘bottle it’ and swim along to THE BLOG where you can join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  and as it’s….                                
….. but you must quickly grab that DISCOUNT CODE as it’s for a limited period only!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #25: Anything Goes
INCY WINCY – Something Magical
AS YOU LIKE ITTrademark Style (Quirky is probably the best description :) I often try to look for the ‘angle’ and to do something a bit different. I also usually like to colour hair in crazy colours too)
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #142: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #160: Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
CRAFTY GIRLS CREATIONS – Challenge #23: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Challenge #320: Ombre
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #98: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #20: Anything Goes
CREATIVE CRAFT COTTAGE – Challenge #68: Anything Goes
COLOUR CRAZY CRAFT CHALLENGE – Week #18: Anything Goes
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #36: Use Your Dies
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #95: Anything Goes/Flowers
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #122: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Digi Choosday Challenge – Flowers!

Good morning everybody!  Hope all is well with you and yours?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this time is Flowers!  Now how easy is that!! As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   And don’t forget you could also win a Feather in Your Cap! See all the details HERE.

And if that wasn’t all it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s a limited offer so be quick!!

I have to confess that this was a card that I have been working on for over a month!!! Now that sounds excessive I grant you but I kept colouring part of it then putting it to one side and doing something else, but it is finally complete and thankfully fitted perfectly with our Flowers theme this week.  Phew!

This is RAPUNZEL and she is one of four STUNNING Fairy Tale princesses that Nikky created and you can see them all HERE.

Don’t ask me why I gave her green hair...I use Nice ‘n’ Easy 9G myself! J


Ingredients:
Image: RAPUNZEL
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Colours used: Skin: 90, 89, 31, 32 + 30 – Greens: 65, 68, 67, 71 – Pink: 33, 24, 29 – Bricks: 98, 97, 96, 35
Dies: Spellbinders ‘Elegant Labels Four’ and ‘Flower Bundle’ – Tonic sentiment banner
Punches: Tonic & X-Cut
Others: Nuvo Crystal Drops

So let down your hair and get over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  and as it’s….
….. but you must quickly grab that DISCOUNT CODE as it’s for a limited period only!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #49: Anything Goes
LEINZLOVE TEAR BEARS – July Challenge #7: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CALENDAR – July Challenge: Punches and/or Dies
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #121: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #321: Anything Goes
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #95: Anything Goes/Flowers
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #17: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT - Challenge #12: Anything Goes
GLITTER N SPARKLE - Challenge #197: Anything Goes
JULIA SPIRI – Challenge #22: Anything Goes/At the Beach or Sea

Monday, 18 July 2016

Polkadoodles Meribelle Mermaid – Part 3!!!

Hello everybody!  How are things!

So here is another of Nikky Hall’s exquisite mermaids and she is called MERIBELLE.

There are 10 of these wonderful ladies to choose from coming either fully pre-coloured, as a B/W digi on a coloured background or as a single B/W digi! But if you want them all you can buy them in a fabulous value set HERE that includes all 30 options. Wow!

So I went a little lovely bubbly for my make this time and used elements from the amazing WINNIE STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES collection as it goes so perfectly with these stunning images.

Now don’t ask me why I coloured her skin blue, I wasn’t trying to zombiefy her honestly! J


Ingredients:
Image: MERIBELLE
Paper, sentiment and pre-coloured seahorse: WINNIE STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Colours used: Greens: 61, 63, 62 – Blues: 49, 48, 47 – Pinks: 24, 28, 29
Dies/Punches: Tonic ‘Nesting Circles’ - First Edition ‘Under the Sea’ – Tattered Lace ‘Tuck In Circles’
Others: Liquid Pearls – Pearls – Stormy Sky and Peacock Feathers DI

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – July Challenge: Anything Goes
LEINZLOVE TEAR BEARS – July Challenge #7: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #94: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #25: Anything Goes
GLITTER N SPARKLE – Challenge #197: Anything Goes
CRAFTY FRIENDS – Challenge #36: Use Your Dies
INCY WINCY - Something Magical
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #121: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #321: Always Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT - Challenge #12: Anything Goes
CLASSIC DT OPEN CHALLENGE – Challenge #4: Anything Goes
UNICORN - Challenge #11: Make it Pearly
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #95: Anything Goes/Flowers
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #17: Anything Goes

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Polkadoodles Meribelle Mermaid – Part 2!!!

Good morning everybody!  Me again!

So here is another of Nikky Hall’s sublime mermaids and she is called MERIBELLE SWIMMING AROUND…..and she is! J

There are 10 of these gorgeous ladies coming either fully pre-coloured, a B/W digi on a coloured background or as a single B/W digi! And they are all as swoon-worthy as each other!!!

The wonderful WINNIE STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES is a perfect match for these incredible images and the paper and embellies I’ve used are from that bundle.  There are also some wonderful new beach themed stamps in store that you must check out HERE.

Ingredients:
Paper, sentiment and pre-coloured shell and seahorse: WINNIE STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Colours used: Skin: 91, 89, 32 + 30 – Greens: 61, 63, 62 – Blues: 49, 48, 47 – Pinks: 33, 24, 28, 29 - Yellow: 84 – Shading: 97
Dies/Punches: Tonic ‘Indulgence Thank You Sentiment Set’ and ‘Nesting Circles
Others: Liquid Pearls – Ribbon – Pearls - Shells

Thanks so much for looking!  Enjoy your weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – July Challenge: Anything Goes
LEINZLOVE TEAR BEARS – July Challenge #7: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #160: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #159: For a Girl plus a Sentiment
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #120: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #320: Always Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #94: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CATZ – Challenge #333: Add Bling
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFTS – Challenge #33: Anything Goes

The Pencil Case - X = Xanthic (Yellow)/Anything Goes!

Hello! Happy Saturday everyone!

We have a new challenge starting today on THE PENCIL CASE blog where the DT showcase the incredible LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS blog and our theme is Xanthic!!!  Now I know what you’re thinking (in fact it was what I was thinking) what on earth is Xanthic!! Well apparently it relates to the colour yellow.  Who knew!! But don’t worry, if yellow is not your go-to colour you can follow our Anything Goes theme instead. J

This time we are sponsored by the amazing…
………who are very kindly offering an incredible prize so check out THE BLOG for details.
I have to confess to this being my first ODDBALL image but it will hopefully not be my last.  Love, love, love them!
This glorious little girl is called BONNIE BOOKWORM and I had originally intended to make her into a ‘not-at-all-obvious-given-her-name’ bookmark but before I knew it THIS happened.  So the best laid plans and all that! J

Ingredients:
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Paper: Dovecraft
Colouring: LYRA REMBRANDT POLYCOLOR PENCILS (Colours used listed on THE PENCIL CASE BLOG)
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Pin Dot Squares’ and ‘Tuck In Hearts’ – Sizzix ‘Rectangle Framelits – Tonic ‘Inspirations Sentiment Set’
Others: Gems - Mustard Seed and Pumice Stone DI

So here’s a ‘novel’ idea ‘book’ a place in our challenge by visiting THE BLOG.  And if you want to experience these amazing artist quality pencils for yourself you can get them HERE! And if you already have them and enjoy using them why not share your makes with us in our FACEBOOK GROUP! We would love to see you!

Thanks so much for looking and for your kind comments and have a wonderful weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CRAFTY CALENDAR – July Challenge: Punches and/or Dies
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #160: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #19: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #97: Anything Goes
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS – Challenge #19: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #159: For a Girl plus a Sentiment
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #49: Anything Goes
LEINZLOVE TEAR BEARS – July Challenge #7: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #120: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #320: Always Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #94: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CATZ – Challenge #333: Add Bling
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFTS – Challenge #33: Anything Goes
ODDBALL ART STAMPS - Little Child Challenge

Friday, 15 July 2016

Polkadoodles Meribelle Mermaid!!!

Good morning everybody!  How are things!

O.M.G!!! Mermaids!!! I adore mermaids and our fabulous Nikky Hall has designed the most DELICIOUS young ladies for us to play with and they are new today!

There are 10 in total coming either fully pre-coloured, a B/W digi on a coloured background or as a single B/W digi on its own! Yum!!!

My make uses the very aptly named MERIBELLE PRETTY and I have used the B/W digi that comes with a gorgeous coloured background.

The fabulous WINNIE STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES works so perfectly with these lovely ladies and that is what I have used here.  There are also some wonderful new beach themed stamps in store that you must check out HERE.

Ingredients:
Fish B/W digis, pre-coloured shells and sentiment: WINNIE STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Colours used: Skin: 91, 89, 32 + 30 – Greens: 61, 63, 62 – Purple: 41, 37, 38 – Yellow: 87, 83, 84
Dies/Punches: Tattered Lace ‘Snow globe’ – Spellbinders ‘Cherry Blossom’
Others: DOODLES DEWDROPS – Liquid Pearls - Twine

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I would like to enter the following challenges:
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – July Challenge: Anything Goes
LEINZLOVE TEAR BEARS – July Challenge #7: Anything Goes
JULIA SPIRI – Challenge #22: Anything Goes/At the Beach or Sea
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #49: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #160: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #97: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #159: For a Girl plus a Sentiment
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #120: Anything Goes
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – Challenge #320: Always Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #94: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CATZ – Challenge #333: Add Bling
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFTS – Challenge #33: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #25: Anything Goes

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Candy over on the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Blog!

Hi all!

Just popping in to let you know that there is a fabulous giveaway on the COLOUR CRAZY 
CRAFT CHALLENGE BLOG


Check this lot out!!!



Just leave a comment for a chance to win! Take a look in detail HERE!

See ya!

Jane xxx

Monday, 11 July 2016

Digi Choosday Challenge – For the Girls!

NEW BLOG ALERT! My previous blog decided it no longer liked me so I am giving it the cold shoulder...hence this new one. Please feel free to follow me...if you dare!!!! LOL

Good morning everybody!  Hope all is well with you and yours? 

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this time is For the Girls!  As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   And don’t forget you could also win a Feather in Your Cap! See all the details HERE.   

And if that wasn’t all it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s a limited offer so be quick!!

Hope you were able to catch the fab launch party we had on FB the other weekend where the DT introduced Nikky’s fabulous new collection WINNIE AND ROCCO STARFISH AND SANDCASTLES. The super adorable Winnie is back and this time she has a boyfriend, Rocco (wonder if her mother knows lol).

Well Rocco’s had to stay at home as it’s all about the girls today and diving into this fab collection I have used a Winnie image called DONKEY RIDES and merged it with another called LIFEBUOY.  This is why I love digis soooooo much! J


Ingredients:
B/W Images: DONKEY RIDES and LIFEBUOY
Colouring Card: Neenah Solar White
Colours used: Skin: 92, 89, 31, 32 + 30 – Blue: 58, 53, 54 – Red: 91, 18, 17 – White: 97, 96, 95, - Yellow: 83, 84 – Brown: 76, 80, 82 – Grey: 99, 98, 97
Dies: Tattered Lace ‘Snow Globe’ and ‘Large Decorative Rectangles’ – Spellbinders ‘Inverted Scalloped Circles’
Others: Card Candi – Cord – Nuvo Glitter Drops

So gallop over to THE BLOG where you can join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  and as it’s….                                

….. but you must quickly grab that DISCOUNT CODE as it’s for a limited period only!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
AS YOU LIKE IT - Favourite Markers, Inks or Pencils (My Lyra pencils! Beautiful and blendable they have been a revelation.  For a clumsy colourer like me they are uber forgiving too and even erasable if I’m not too heavy handed)
CRAFTY GIRLS CREATIONS – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
CREATALICIOUS – Challenge #94: Anything Goes/CAS
CRAFTY GIRLZ – June Challenge: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #24: Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFTS – Challenge #32: Anything Goes
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – July Challenge: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #160: Anything Goes
MELONHEADZ FRIENDS – Red, White and Blue
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #19: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #93: Anything Goes
FAB N FUNKY – Challenge #312: 2 or More Designer Papers
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #97: Anything Goes
THE CRAFTY ADDICTS – Challenge #19: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CALENDAR – July Challenge: Punches and/or Dies
LEINZLOVE TEAR BEARS – July Challenge #7: Anything Goes
CRAFTS AND ME – July Challenge: Anything Goes/Summer Memories
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – Challenge #306: Summer
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #159: For a Girl plus a Sentiment
JULIA SPIRI – Challenge #22: Anything Goes/At the Beach or Sea