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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Digi Choosday Challenge – For My Dad!


Good morning everybody!  Hope this finds you well!

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new ‘Anything Goes’ challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   

Don’t forget it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code on THE BLOG to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s for a limited time only so be quick!

The team are following a vintage theme this week so I thought I would make a tribute to my dad.  I found a few old photos (my dad in 1959, a train from one of our MANY trips to railway yards when I was little and his motorbike).  I scanned them and recoloured them to match the other embellies that I had digitally changed to sepia.

He had a great many hobbies and interests, my dad, most of which I have been able to include on my project….books, movies, music (particularly jazz), trains, motorbikes, photography and so much more. This piece has a slight nod towards mixed media with some random stamping and splashes of paint to add further interest. 

Ingredients:
Pre-coloured/Recoloured Digi Embellies: Movie Can, Movie Camera & Books from WINNIE FRUIT PUNCH – Jazz Sentiment from WORK & PLAY 8 – Ticket from DAISY DAYS – Camera from WINNIE STARFISH & SANDCASTLES
Dies: All Occasions ‘Cogs’
Other: Vintage Photo DI (naturally) - Bike & Boat Charms – Cardboard Letters 

So visit THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and see all the gorgeous projects from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE!

And if you want to hear about more special offers and discounts sign up to the newsletter HERE! That way you will never miss out! And for tons of inspiration take a look at our GALLERY…it’s awesome!!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments; I really do appreciate it!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #143: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #39: Anything Goes
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #5: Anything Goes
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR - Challenge May 22-28: Anything Goes
CRAFTY CREATIONS - Challenge #367: Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD - Challenge #68: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM HEART - Challenge #207: Anything Goes 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

LDRS Creative – I Love You More Than Treats!


Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! I understand that it is Mother’s Day for some of you today so happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mum’s out there.  In the UK we celebrated in March...we like to be different! LOL

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG today with a teeny tiny card made to show someone you love them…well more than treats anyway. 
So be prepared for an epic journey through some step by step photo’s as I show you how I did it.

Firstly I stamped the images I needed from the adorable stamp and die set PUPPY TIME (I’m totally in love with this set as I’m a bit dog mad) using the RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD . 

To make the card base I cut one of the larger dies from the JUBILEE MAGICAL SLIDER SET, and as the die embosses a crease line in the centre it was very easy to fold in half.

I then took one of the stunning papers are from the TLC COTTON CANDY PAPER PACK , and after trimming it to a size that would leave me a narrow border I cut one of the frames from the JUBILEE MAGICAL SLIDER SET giving me with an ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ piece. I also cut the stamped sentiment from the smaller matching die.

 I coloured my images with Copics and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I then inked all my edges.

I added foam squares to the back of the outer frame (I won’t bore you with how long it took me to get the backs off!!) and after adhering the inner frame flat to my card blank I stuck my raised frame over that. 

I arranged my images as I wanted them and stuck down with some more foam pads, and then finished off by adding a couple of gems and a scribbly doodle border.  

And that was it, all done; a teeny tiny card just to say I love you.  Now just to find an envelope to fit it……..!!!

Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Images & Sentiment: PUPPY TIME

THE REST  
Others: Centura Pearl Card - Vintage Photo Distress Inks – Gems - Copics

So check out the LDRS Creative blog HERE where you can see all the incredible makes from the amazing DT and go to the store HERE to get all your gorgeous goodies.  We also have a YouTube channel full of education and inspiration and visit our Facebook page where we would love to see all YOUR LDRS creations! And you must sign up to the NEWSLETTER to be among the first to hear about special offers and new releases!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments; I really do appreciate it!  Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Friday, 11 May 2018

Polkadoodles New Release - Cool Dude!

Hello, me again!

I am sneaking in to share another image from Nikky’s latest download release LITTLE DUDES; and this is COOL DUDE.  Yeah whatever!!

I decided to create my own background using all sorts of wonderful, inky things and it was all done on a piece of cardboard.   Yes thrifty to the last me!

Ingredients:
Image, Sentiments & Paper: COOL DUDE
Colouring: Copics
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Others: Cardboard - Stone Wall Stencil – Texture Paste - Acrylic Paint – Alcohol Inks – Mica Sprays - Gilding Wax

So hop over to our Facebook groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES, & DIGI CHOOSDAY where you will be able to see some of the amazing projects the DT has made to inspire you.

Thanks so much for looking and have a good weekend!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I’d like to enter the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge – Anything Goes With Fred She Said!


Hello! Hope this finds you well!

It’s time for a new challenge over on THE COLOUR CRAZY CHALLENGE BLOG and our weekly theme is always ‘Anything Goes’! There is a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out THE BLOG  for details.  But don’t forget we do require you to include SOME COLOURING (any medium you like) on your entry…that is what we’re all about after all!

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous
This cute little guy is NOLAN WITH HEART and I decided to cut out the heart he is holding to make a shaker element.

I confess to having a bit of a ‘thing’ for shaker cards at the moment. Heaven knows why, I’m still finding glitter and sequins all over the place from last time!!

Ingredients:
Colouring: Copics – Skin: E04/02/00/000 R20
                                  Hair: C7/5/3 100
          Red: R59/27/14
          Blue: B18/05/02
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Backing Paper: From Stash
Stamps: POLKADOODLES
Dies: Tonic ‘Deco Geometric’ & ‘Hello’ Sentiment – Tattered Lace ‘Pin Point Ovals’
Others: Sequins - Glitter

So visit THE BLOG and join in with our fab colouring challenge, and as it is Anything Goes you have no excuse!!!  And if you love colouring why not share your makes with us in our FB 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 #205: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #142: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH AN ATTITUDE – Challenge #39: Anything Goes

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Polkadoodles New Release - Skateboard Little Dude!


Hello there!

I am back again today to share another image from Nikky’s latest download release LITTLE DUDES; and this is SKATEBOARD. 

I created a ‘skate park’ for him using circle dies and some of the fab papers that come with this image. I also used a couple of clear Polkadoodles stamps to give the place a ‘grungy’ look and to decorate his board.

Ingredients:
Image, Sentiments & Paper: SKATEBOARD LITTLE DUDE
Colouring: Copics
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Others: Chain Link Fence Stencil – Black Soot DI

So freewheel over to our Facebook groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES, & DIGI CHOOSDAY where you will be able to see some of the amazing projects the DT has made to inspire you.

Thanks so much for looking and have a good evening!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I’d like to enter the following challenges:
CARDZ 4 GUYZ – Challenge #194: Men’s Hobbies
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR - May 8th:  Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #67: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #205: Anything Goes
THE PAPER NEST DOLLS – May Challenge: Anything Goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #142: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Digi Choosday Challenge –January Angel!


Good morning everybody!  Hope all is well with you and yours!  Boy the weather has been hot here in my corner of the UK.  Hope it’s nice where you are.

It’s Choosday which means it’s time for a new ‘Anything Goes’ challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and as always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details.   

Don’t forget it is also DISCOUNT DAY so you need to grab the code on THE BLOG to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! It’s for a limited time only so be quick!


The DT are using shine and sparkle on our makes this week and I have made a shaker card using the gorgeous JANUARY POCKETSFUL OF LOVE and turned her into an angel by adding some paper clay wings.



Ingredients:
Sentiment: HELGA COLLECTION
Colouring: Copics & Polychromo Pencils
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Dies: POLKADOODLES SCENIC LANDSCAPE & FLUFFY CLOUDS DIES – Spellbinders ‘Inverted Circles’
Other: Sequins – Tinsel Glitter – Nuvo Glitter Drops – Peacocks Feathers DI

So visit THE BLOG where you can join in with our challenge and see all the gorgeous projects from the DT.   And don’t forget to grab the DISCOUNT CODE and visit the STORE!


And if you want to hear about more special offers and discounts sign up to the newsletter HERE! That way you will never miss out! And for tons of inspiration take a look at our GALLERY…it’s awesome!!

We also currently have a GDT call so if you would like to join us for a few weeks all the details can also be found on THE BLOG.

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments; I really do appreciate it!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR - May 8th:  Anything Goes
LEMON SHORTBREAD – Challenge #67: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #205: Anything Goes
ALWAYS FUN CHALLENGES – Challenge #57: For a Female/Mom
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – Challenge May 7-20: Things That Fly
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #142: Anything Goes
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – Challenge #188: Anything Goes

CRAFTY CALENDAR – May Challenge: Things With Wings
PEARLY SPARKLES – Challenge #28: Things With Wings
THE PAPER NEST DOLLS – May Challenge: Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Polkadoodles New Release – Knight & Dragon Little Dude!


Hi, how’s it going?

The launch party continues for Nikky’s new release LITTLE DUDES; a must-have range of boy images you’ll love.

The DT are showcasing these gorgeous images all week on Facebook so pop into our groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES & DIGI CHOOSDAY and join us. 

I have used the adorable image KNIGHT & DRAGON LITTLE DUDE and he was just begging to be added to an appropriate scene. I made a portcullis from the POLKADOODLES MITRED THINGS dies and the castle shape was created from some of the smaller dies from the VERSATILE DOOR set. 

I do love this image, it may be my fave and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the sweetest little dragon you ever saw!!!! 


Ingredients:
Image, Sentiment & Paper: KNIGHT & DRAGON LITTLE DUDE
Colouring: Copics
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC
Dies: POLKADOODLES FLUFFY CLOUDS, MITRED THINGS & WINNIE CHARACTER - Sue Wilson ‘Stitched Flags’

So don’t be all knight about it a joust over to our Facebook groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES, & DIGI CHOOSDAY where you will be able to see some of the amazing projects the DT has made to inspire you.

Thanks so much for looking and enjoy what’s left of the weekend! (UK Bank Holiday…Yay!!)

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Polkadoodles New Release – Superhero Little Dude!


Hellooooo! How are you?

We are having a fabulous launch party for Nikky's new release LITTLE DUDES!! A wonderful range of boy images to suit almost any occasion.

The DT will be showcasing these gorgeous images all week on Facebook so pop into our groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES & DIGI CHOOSDAY and join us.  It’s here that you will be able to marvel at all the truly incredible projects created by the DT.

So I went for my usual mix of dies and tomfoolery and created a bedroom for this little dude.



Ingredients:
Image, Sentiment & Paper: SUPERHERO LITTLE DUDE
Colouring: Copics
Colouring Paper: ULTIMATE GRAPHIC

So fly over to our Facebook groups, CRAFT WITH POLKADOODLES, & DIGI CHOOSDAY where you will be able to see some of the amazing projects the DT has made to inspire you.

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

See ya!
Jane xxx

I’d like to enter the following challenges:

Monday, 30 April 2018

LDRS Creative – Fancy Flowers!


Hello everybody!  How are we all?

I am posting on the LDRS CREATIVE INSPIRATION BLOG along with the fabulous Raluca today showing some of the new die sets.

For my card I have used two of the amazing new Polkadoodles die sets; FANCY FLOWERS & RIBBON GIFT FRAME DIE SET. 

I cut the large frame from the RIBBON GIFT FRAME DIE SET  in black card and then cut the smaller frame from within it to use later.  I attached the ribbon frame to a 6x6 card blank and then took one of the beautiful papers from the SINCERELY YOURS 6X6 PAPER PACK and cut it into a square to fit inside the frame.


The smaller black frame I cut earlier was then attached to the card but with the corners at north, south east & west to give me a diamond shape.

I made up the flowers by cutting flower bases from white card, inking the edges for dimension and adding the ‘lacy’ flowers cut from another of the stunning papers on top.  I cut several leaves from green card and stuck everything on in an arrangement I was happy with. 

To finish I stamped the sentiment from the FLOWERS FOR YOU set with RAVEN HYBRID INK and added some clear 3D gloss dewdrops and a few pearls.


Ingredients:
LDRS PRODUCTS
Stamped Sentiment: FLOWERS FOR YOU

THE REST  
Others: Black Soot, Spun Sugar & Bundled Sage Distress Inks –Pearls

So check out the LDRS Creative blog HERE where you can see all the incredible makes from the amazing DT and go to the store HERE to get all your gorgeous goodies.  We also have a YouTube channel full of education and inspiration and visit our Facebook page where we would love to see all YOUR LDRS creations! And you must sign up to the NEWSLETTER to be among the first to hear about special offers and new releases!

Thanks so much for looking and taking the time to leave such kind comments; I really do appreciate it!  Have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

Friday, 27 April 2018

LDRS Creative Inspiration Week - Day 4


Hi everyone!

Thank you for joining us for the last day of our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! Hope you have enjoyed it!  We have been showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new releases. Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook.
We are also giving away a second $50 gift card on Instagram so hop on over there too.
For the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Spend over $75, save 10% use code STS10
Spend over $150, save 15% use code STS15
Spend over $200, save 25% use code STS25
(Coupons valid until midnight EST 4/27/18)

So when is a cupcake NOT a cupcake?? When it’s a house of course!

As some of you may know I am a real sucker for a versatile die-set and love to see how I can use them in a different way.  This awesome set is the new CHERRY ON TOP BUILD-A-CARD set and I saw a house in it immediately.... well of course I did! 😊

I have used the papers from the stunning SINCERELY YOURS 6X6 PAPER PACK which has such a gorgeous colour palette and suit these dies so well.

Hop along and leave a comment for a chance to win!
JANE SAVAGE (You are here!)

And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for looking and enjoy your day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #141: Anything Goes
INSPIRATION DESTINATION – Challenge #149: Anything Goes