Friday, 14 August 2015

Something New Challenge

The new challenge at Polkadoodle's Challenge Blog for this fortnight is to use something new to you. I waslucky enough to have the opportunity to play with the Work and Play 5 Collection- Hollybobs and now have my first Christmas card made!


The angel, sentiment, holly, heart and snowflake papers were all printed from the collection.
This was my first way of making a card in this fashion. 
I used a spellbinders die to create a layer, a lace remnant, red bling and the blue paper has been embossed with a holly design. All pieces were edged in Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain- I think the inking takes away the starkness of white edges with fussy cutting.
Hoping to see lots of you playing with Something New for the challenge...perhaps you will choose something new from the Polkadoodles store!
Have a wonderful weekend, Jackie



Friday, 31 July 2015

Sweet Pea Easel Card

This month's challenge at Through The Purple Haze Challenges is all about Flowers.
We are sponsored this month by Sweet Pea Stamps. I hope you have a chance to enter our challenge and maybe win a great prize from our sponsor.
The digi I used for my Design Team make was
Field Of Poppies. I have to say, I really love this image.
 
 
Copic Colours Used:
Skin: E51, E53, R20
Poppies: R12, R46, R05, E59
Dress: Y000,YG11,G43, YG45,G21
Leaves: E13,YG45, G82
Hair: G82, E31,E13, E53
Background: B0000, T2
 
Dies from WRMK (doileys), Spellbinders and Memory Box
Prima floral spray, Portocraft Bling, MME paper.
All pieces edged with Gathered Twigs distress ink. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting...
hopefully you will get some me time over the weekend,
Jackie x
 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
 
 
 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Folded Owl Card

Perhaps I have mentioned this before but I love owls and it is so wonderful that there are so many great owl digis at Polkadoodles. I had a chance this week to print off some fantastic images from the CD collection Twiggy and Toots. This collection of images, embellishments, sentiments and papers are available as a download too.
Today's card is for the new challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog using 2 or more folds. My card is quite simple but I like the way it showed a collection of papers in the layering.

 
Copic colours used for Owl and Mail:
Owl: Y23, Y23, E29, E35, E37, E93, YR18
Eyes: Y11, G24, E35
Hat/Shoes: B97, B93, B95, B00
Bag: R14, R17, R89, E29
Black/Grey: W series and 100
 
I used a Martha Stewart Chevron Punch for the outside edges, Paper from Glitz 'Yours Truly' paper pack, red bling, Spellbinders Scallop Die and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
 
I hope that you join the new challenge and stop by the blog and see all of the other Design Team Members brilliant makes.
Happy crafting, Jackie x
 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Oddella Twig Inspiration Card

I am hoping you have had a chance to visit https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com and enter the latest challenge using 2 or more patterned papers.
I have an enormous stash of paper at home and used some Lost and Found papers from My Mind's Eye for today's card.
 
 
 The Oddella Twig digi can be found in the Polkadoodles Store using the direct link below:
 
Copic Colours Used:
Skin: E00, E01, E53, R20
Dress: R24, R37, E09
Hair: W3, W5, W8, 100
Green Clothing: YG07, YG67, W3
Ground: E84, E18, E37, W5, YG67
Background: B0000
 
Highlights added with White Signo Gel Pen
Distressed Paper with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain.
Dies: Memory Box , Spellbinders
Lace and Pearls from my stash
 
I have had two wonderful CDs arrive in the post this week that I bought from
http://polkadoodles.co.uk/. Each contains many digis, papers and elements to print off...great value and variety. I am so looking forward to playing with them on the weekend!
 
Thank you for stopping by and visiting.
Jackie x
 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
 
 
 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Easel card- Use Patterned Papers Challenge

Hello everyone! Today I am hoping to inspire you to enter the new challenge at http://polkadoodles.co.uk/blog/ . The new challenge is to create a card using different patterned paper. What a great way to use up some of your stash or... if you don't have any there is a great range available to download over at the store. http://polkadoodles.co.uk/ . I can hardly wait to play with these. I have two Cds of digis and papers on their way.
I have used the digi image Maddie With Present  http://polkadoodles.co.uk/maddie-with-present-digital-stamp-download/ again today...there are lots of people with birthdays in my family at the moment so it has come in handy. She looks quite different with a new colour scheme- not my usual colour choice but I am trying to spread my wings a little. 
 

 
Copic Colours Used:
Hair: E31, E35, E37
Skin: R20, E00, E02, E11, E53
Dress and Apron:Y35, Y32, E13, YR08
RV13, RV02, RV17
 
Paper is from the Pebbles range 'Poolside'
Spellbinders die: Romantic Rectangles and Martha Stewart Punch for border strip.
The butterflies are die and punch cut.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing all your lovely makes for the challenge.
Jackie
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 
 
 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Polkadoodles Embossing Challenge- A bit of Inspiration

 
 
I am so pleased to be joining the Design Team at Polkadoodles on a permanent basis. This piece was completed before I got the great news. I have to say I am looking forward to getting to play with all of the great images and I have ordered some CDs of images, elements and papers from their wide range of collections. Stop by and check them out for yourselves here:
or use my linky on the side bar.
The image I have used today is 'Maddie With Present' available here:
She is such a sweetie.
 
 
 
Copic Colouring Details:
Skin: E93, E53, E30
Hair: E79, E35, E99
Dress: R27, E15, E47
Presents: YG11, YG45, YG67/ Y35, Y38
Apron: W2, W3
 
I used a Spellbinders embossing folder here. Love how they have two different impressions on the one folder. The Spellbinder Heart doiley also has subtle embossing. I really like the effect of embossing on white card. A touch of colour was added with My Mind's Eye Ribbon and Mulberry roses from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter the embossing challenge here:
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
 
 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Polkadoodles Blog Embossing Challenge

This week I have created a card for Polkadoodles using the digi ' Octavia Best Friends'. You can find the image here:
I have to say I really love this image- those who know me know I love owls so this image was a delight to colour.
Would you like the chance to win this digi image? Just leave a comment below and Nikki will be picking a winner. I will let you know who it is on my next blog post for Polkadoodles so check back soon and in the meantime visit the shop and maybe give in to a little temptation!

 
I coloured the image using the following Copic markers:
Skin: E51, E53, E93, E04
Owl: E30, E13, E15, E19, Y38
Dress: B91, B93, B95, B97
Hair: E32, E35, E37
W2 used for shadows
 
I used Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection Core'dinations Tim Holtz range (17). This was a lovely shade of blue and I put a piece of it in a Tim Holtz Snowflake embossing folder from the Alterations series before sanding it back to reveal the craft core. This paper was a little delicate to distress after sanding.
The embossing powder sprinkled on the card was Stampendous Frantage 'Shabby White'. I used this on the inside of the card along the edge to create a background texture for the snowflakes. The snowflake edge was made using 'Snow Flurries' On Edge Die by Sizzix- Tim Holtz.
I placed a white strip of snowflakes behind the blue ones to add a little more white and dimension to the card.
Other embellishments were mulberry flowers, parts of a blue Prima flower sprig, Provocraft Clear Rhinestones and a little Waterfall Stickles.
I hope my image inspires you to enter the  embossing challenge at:
Thanks for stopping by,
Jackie Polkadoodles GDT
 
I am entering my card into the following challenges: