Thursday, 23 July 2015

Oddella Twig Inspiration Card

I am hoping you have had a chance to visit 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 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
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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 . 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. . 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 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.
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:
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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
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July Challenge at TTPH. Make a Funny Card -for Bugaboo Stamps

It is very exciting for me to be joining another new Design Team this month. I am joining some very talented ladies over at
This month the challenge is to make a 'funny' card.
I'm sure you will agree with me that a bit of humour makes the world a much better place! are the sponsors for the month.
They have a brilliant range of humorous digis available. I chose the image "Bacon In The Sun" to colour and make into a card.
Details for this are under the image.
I hope you will join in the challenge and perhaps win a great prize. Remember there is always lots of inspiration over at the challenge blog each month.
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie.
Copic Colours Used
Pig- RV63, RV93, R85
Hooves- W3, W5, W6
Grass- YG07, YG09, YG11
Glasses- B29, FB7, BG01
Seat- E36, E37
Straw- Y19, Y38
Background- B00
Paper from Studio Calico's 'Here and There' Collection.
Cloud die cuts made using Memory Box Dies. All pieces were edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
Clouds and papers were layered using double sided tape and foam tape.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Frame it Some More- SkateBoarder Teen Card

I hope some of you have joined in the 'Frame It' challenge over at .
If you haven't yet here is a little bit more inspiration for you. Today I have used a great skater boy image you will find using the link below:
Copic colours used:
Skin: E30, E51, E53
Hair: E79, E15, E47
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
T Shirt: R05, R46, E47
Skateboard: YG21, YG07, YG17, G05, G46
Wheels: W1, W3, W6
Shoes: W3, W4, W5
House Background Paper from Studio Calico 'Here and There' collection.
Ranger Distress Paper in Tea Dye was embossed using Design Objectives Brick Wall embossing folder. Paper was then sanded back using a sanding block.
Stars cut using the Sizzix Bigz Die- Crescent Moon and Stars by Tim Holtz.
Stars were coloured using the Copic colours used for the skateboard.
The red frame, stars and skater all have different thicknesses of double sided foam tape on the back of them to create dimension on the card.
Bling by Provocraft.
All paper pieces were distressed using Walnut Stain distress ink.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Frame It- Polkadoodles Challenge Blog

How lucky am I to be able tobe a Guest Design Team member over at
My first piece is for the blog page ( ). I used the Oddella Twig digi to create a canvas frame. You can find the image using the link below:
Details for making the frame are given below.
I can hardly wait to see everyone's interpretations of the challenge "Frame It" over at the blog.
What will you be making?

Copic Colours Used for Oddella Twig:
Skin: E51, E53, E93, E04
Dress: YG11, YG61, YG67
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Branch: E37
Scarf and Tights: V20, V22, V25

Paint a frame canvas frame with brown acrylic paint and allow to dry.
On a piece of paper (I used a sheet of old music paper) apply the tree background using Impasto medium and the Crafter's Workshop 'Woods' stencil.
Leave to dry or dry with a heat gun. Don't worry if the Impasto bubbles slightly- this just adds to the texture!!
Spray your paper with Dylusions Inks in 'Cut Grass' and 'Melted Chocolate'. Blot excess colour with a paper towel. Once dry wipe over some gold gilding wax.
Use a double layer of foam tape to add Oddella to the frame.
Colour some gauze using 'Cut Grass' spray and add this to the bottom of the frame.
Using Tim Holtz's on edge die 'Twigs' cut three border pieces from chipboard and colour with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain. Attach using strong double sided tape and bend the branches to create dimension. 
Cut strips of woodgrain paper to the width of the canvas frame edge. I used October Afternoon's Sasparilla 8x8 pad for my paper. Two of the strips were cut straight to the width of the frame and two strips were then mitred to cover the last two sides and create the look of mitred corners.
All pieces were edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
To finish the front of the frame I added a TwiddlyBits black iron gate, mulberry flowers from my stash and some brown bling.
Let me know what you think.
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie.