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Saturday, December 19, 2015

ANYTHING CHRISTMAS AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE

Happy Saturday to everyone!   I cannot believe Christmas is in less than a week - where did the time go??

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Anything Christmas.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, January 1st, 2016 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out!


I used one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Special Christmas Friendship" which you can find in the Christmas section of the shop.  This image was such fun to color with my Copics.  I cut out with a die from my stash.  I added Stickles and snow paint for added sparkle.  DP is Basic Grey, sentiment is from My Craft Stop and is cut with Tattered Lace die.  Flower sticker is K and Co.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DIGI CHOOSDAY - ANYTHING GOES!!

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how you can purchase sets that include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until December 29, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Christmas Decor (ends December 22), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is ANYTHING GOES. Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along. Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available until MIDNIGHT GMT so make sure you take advantage of that!!

Last week I showed you all the things you could do with different elements from one Polkadoodles CD.  This week, I decided to focus on coloring the gorgeous images from Polkadoodles, so I chose 3 different images and then added them to some garland I bought from Target that I twisted up into a wreath.   At the bottom of the wreath, you will find Happy Christmas Twiggy and Toots which is also available in the Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Downloadable Collection.  The image on the right is Hollybobs Choir digi and the one on the left is Hollybobs Presents, both images can also be found on Work and Play Volume 5 Festive Hollybobs Download Collection.  Sure hope you like it and Happy Holidays to all!


I hope you will come ply along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Have any of you joined the Colour Therapy Club yet? If so please share your makes with us on either of our Facebook pages, the Digi Choosday Crafting Page or the Polkadoodles Crafting Page. If not, go check it out HERE For only £2 a fortnight, that’s a teeny, tiny £1 a month for some fabulous newly released colouring pages. Go check out all the finer details HERE.

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Digi Choosday Christmas Decorations challenge

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how you can purchase sets that include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until December 22, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Traditional Christmas (ends December 15), so hope you will come play along with both!



Today's New Challenge is CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along. Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available until MIDNIGHT GMT so make sure you take advantage of that!!


I wanted to do something really spectacular this week to showcase how many projects you can create from one of the Polkadoodles CDs/Digital Download collections, so I dragged my Pazzle cutting machine out of hybernation and used 3 of the templates - the 3 candy houses - from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Download Collection to create a Christmas Village.  My image of choice this time, Twiggy and Toots Christmas Gift, can be purchased by itself or as part of Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Download Collection.  I used it to make a plaque of sorts to place along with the houses.   I also chose papers, sentiments and used SVG files for the decorations on the houses, as well as for my Christmas plaque, from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun Download Collection.  Sure hope you like it!


Here is the full scene followed by some close ups of the individual houses, the middle one is with the plaque.






I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Have any of you joined the Colour Therapy Club yet? If so please share your makes with us on either of our Facebook pages, the Digi Choosday Crafting Page or the Polkadoodles Crafting Page. If not, go check it out HERE For only £2 a fortnight, that’s a teeny, tiny £1 a month for some fabulous newly released colouring pages. Go check out all the finer details HERE

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with twist of Christmas

AuroraWings Challenge - anything but cards

Colouring in Scrapland - Christmas

The Corrosive Challenges - Merry Christmas
Our Crafty Corner - anything goes/winter

The Crazy Challenge - Christmas

Where the HeART is - Christmas colors

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Card Mania - Christmas

Country View Crafts' Challenge - create a scene

Monday, December 7, 2015

DESTINY BAKES COOKIES - FAERY INK INSPIRATION!

Hello everyone!! I'm here to share some Faery Ink inspiration with you today. This month we have a nice variety of images to share with you.

For my project this time, I chose to play with Destiny Bakes Cookies from the Destiny Bakes Digital Stamp Set. The Destiny Bakes Digital Stamp Set comes with 20 files which include sentiments as well as a recipe card you can fill out and include with your projects. Additionally, we have a fun Faery Ink Baking Challenge going on in Faery Ink Facebook Group, visit there now and find out how to get your 50% off this awesome Destiny Bakes Digital Stamp Set.

I colored Destiny and the surrounding scenery in the image with my Copics. I used the following color combos:

Hair: E79, E87, E84, E34 and T6

Face: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R21

Eyes: E44, E47

Oven: T8, T6,T4, T2, T0, C1, C3

Wood: E31, E35, E57, E79, W3

Greens: G28, YG17, YG13, YG03

Pinks: RV69, RV66, RV55, RV63, RV10

Cookies: E35, E33, E31

Spoon and rolling pin: YR24, YR21, E33

Blues: BG57, BG45, BG53, BG11

Cookie jars: E44, E42, E40

I also added some sparkle with Atyou Spica pens.

Image is cut with die from Tattered Lace, designer paper is from Doodlebug Designs. I chose to go with a double slanted easel card for this creation so I could show off the image and several other elements. I created the apron based loosely on a template I found on Pinterest. I used a die from Nellie Snellen to create the trim around the neck of the apron and cut 3/4 of a Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die for the pocket of the apron. I attached ribbon from Taylored Expressions. The recipe was found on Google Images and I think it sounds yummy!!


Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration. Make sure that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there, especially all this month's New Releases!! Also, remember to play in our monthly challenge as well as our Baking Challenge - you can find both at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Hugs:)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

WINTER HOLIDAY CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS

Happy Saturday to everyone!   Life continues busy here, hope it is going well for all of you out in blogland.    I am glad it's the weekend, although it's pretty cold here and our older son has 2 outdoor soccer games this weekend!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Winter Holidays.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, December 18 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out!


I used one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Candy Izzy."  This is one of my favorite images and she was so much fun to color with my Copics.  I added a floor underneath her and the candy jar, I have to say I am pretty please with how that turned out.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and cut with Nestie, DP is Martha Stewart.  I used embellies from Jolee's Boutique and We R Memory Keepers.  Image is cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Digi Choosday - Traditional Christmas Challenge

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how you can purchase sets that include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until December 15, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Winter Birthday (ends December 8), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available until MIDNIGHT GMT so make sure you take advantage of that!!

For my traditional Christmas creation, I chose Angelberry Pressies Digital Download.  You can also find this lovely image on the Angelberry Christmas Collection CD rom.  All 3 of my designer papers are also from Angelberry Christmas Collection CD rom.  I added embellies from Work and Play Volume 5 Festive Hollybobs Full Collection Download.  All embellies are cut out by hand, highlighted with Copics and then I added Stickles to the tree and Poinsettia and Aytou Spica glitter pen to the bells.

I made a variation of a step card this time.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with stitched die from my stash.


I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Have you seen the latest in Nikky's Colouring Book range? We now have an amazing Coloring Club which you can join and it's only £1 a week to get loads of fabulous printable coloring pages make sure you check it out HERE!

AND as if that wasn't exciting enough, we are all thrilled to be able to reveal that you can now purchase her COLORING CALENDARS online from lots of sellers across Europe! Whoop Whoop, so exciting! They will make great Christmas gifts!!


AND now available from Amazon is the brand spanking new OCTAVIA MOONFLY Calendar - Why not treat somebody for Christmas, Nikky's calendars make great gifts with fabulous art work which you can see month after month....


Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with twist of Christmas

Crafty Cardmakers - Twas the Night Before Christmas

Get Creative Challenges - holidays

2 Creative Chicks - anything goes

A Snowflakes Promise - anything goes with Christmas/Winter twist

Inky Chicks - Merry Christmas

Artistic Stampers - Christmas

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Oddball Art Welcome Baby Blog Hop for DT Member Ang



Welcome Hoppers!!!  Crafting Ang of the Oddball Art DT has just had a wonderful baby boy and we are so happy you have stopped by to join in our Congratulations to her!

The Oddball Art DT Ladies have all used a version of this new stamp to create some beautiful cards and albums for her...






Download HERE

Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY25 for 25% OFF your purchase this weekend ONLY!

We are so excited to have you join in the fun with us!

For a chance to WIN 3 DIGITAL STAMPS of your choice from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop please do the following....

Hop to each of the 14 blogs in order to spell out the hidden phrase
at the end come back to Oddball Art Challenge Blog and leave a comment with your answer.  1 random winner will be chosen from the correct comments using Random.org

Each of the bloggers participating have hidden their "secret" letters in their blog posts somewhere for you to find, collect them all in order and spell out the following hidden phrase....
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Start HERE

Reference List of Bloggers in the Hop (in order):

Andrea
Angelique
Audrey ---->  YOU ARE HERE
Lizzy
Delores
Jenn
Julie
Lena
Lola
Monica
Naz
Granne
Shannon
Tracey

Now dont forget to come back Oddball Art Challenge Blog once you have figured out the "hidden phrase" so you can leave a comment for your chance to win!!!! Good luck! <3

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE - WINTER BIRTHDAY

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how you can purchase sets that include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until December 8, but you also still have another week to play in last week's With Thanks (ends December 1), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is WINTER BIRTHDAY.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available until MIDNIGHT GMT so make sure you take advantage of that!!

I chose Party, Birthday, Celebration Twiggy and Toots for this week's winter birthday theme.  The image is also included in the Twiggy and Toots Owls Digital Download Collection.   Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Xcut die.

 My sentiment is also from Twiggy and Toots Owls Digital Download Collection - I cropped it from the ticket sentiment sheet found in the collection, then made the background transparent in Gimp editing and changed the lettering color to white.  I then mounted it inside the heart embellie from Frosted Winter Octavia Digital Download Collection.  My papers and frosted tree are also from Frosted Winter Octavia Digital Download Collection.  I outlined both the heart and the tree with Copics after cutting them out with scissors.


I added a premade bow from my stash to the front.  I also added a snowflake from my stash and bling flourishes from Zva Creative to the inside of my pop up book card.


I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Have you seen the latest in Nikky's Colouring Book range? We now have an amazing Coloring Club which you can join and it's only £1 a week to get loads of fabulous printable coloring pages make sure you check it out HERE!

AND as if that wasn't exciting enough, we are all thrilled to be able to reveal that you can now purchase her COLORING CALENDARS online from lots of sellers across Europe! Whoop Whoop, so exciting! They will make great Christmas gifts!!


AND now available from Amazon is the brand spanking new OCTAVIA MOONFLY Calendar - Why not treat somebody for Christmas, Nikky's calendars make great gifts with fabulous art work which you can see month after month....


Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sparkle

Retarte - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - use a digi or stamp
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Get Creative Challenges - Birthday

2 Creative Chicks - anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - let it snow

The Crazy Challenge - everything goes

A Snowflakes Promise - anything goes with Christmas or winter theme
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes (Christmas or winter)


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cute and Cuddly Challenge at Di's Digi Designs

Happy Saturday to everyone!   Life continues busy here, hope it is going well for all of you out in blogland.    I am glad it's the weekend!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is CUTE AND CUDDLY.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, December 4 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out!


I decided to go with a Fall/Thanksgiving theme and I used a sentiment from our sponsor this week - Taylored Expressions, who are offering our winner a $25 voucher to their shop!  I used one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Pocahontas Izzy."  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nesties dies.  I daubed edges of image with Distress Ink.  I am loving all the adorable animals in this image and it was so much fun to color!  DP is from Doodlebug Designs.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Holiday Hair Gabbie from Faery Ink

Hello everyone!! It's time to share some Faery Ink inspiration with you today. This month we are continuing our focus on Christmas, and as you have seen throughout the start of the month, Amanda has drawn some more stunning images for all your holiday creations.

For my project this month, I chose to play with Holiday Hair Gabbie. I colored her with my Copics. I used the following color combos:

Hair: YR30, E40, YR31, E43, E44 with a hint of E47

Face: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R21

Eyes: E43, E44

Wrap: C0, C2

Reds: R27, R29, R46, R39, RV99

Greens: YG63, YG67, YG93, YG95, YG97

Golds: Y15, Y17, Y26,Y28

I also added some sparkle with Sakura and Atyou Spica pens.

Image is cut with die from my stash, designer paper is from Cloud 9 Design. I chose this fabulous two toned ribbon lying in my stash and tied a loose knot in it. I tore a piece of Core-dinations cardstock and added my clear stamp sentiment. Ornament dimensional sticker is also from my stash.


Sure hope you like my entire creation as well and hopefully it has given you some inspiration. Make sure that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there, especially all this month's New Releases!! Also, remember to play in our challenge which you can find at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Hugs:)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Digi Choosday - With Thanks

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how you can purchase sets that include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until December 1, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Christmas with Sparkle (ends November 24), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is With Thanks.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available until MIDNIGHT GMT so make sure you take advantage of that!!

I have chosen Oddella Fairy for my With Thanks creation.  She is colored with Copics and cut with Nellie's die.  I chose Frantic Stamper die for the stitched square pieces and used an MFT die to cut the outside frame - with the x's on it.  I added Wild Orchid flowers on the right of the image.  I also added some gold cord where the top of the card cuts off on my fancy fold.

  I used a frame, sentiment and the purple polka dot paper from Eden Big Kahuna Digital Download Bundle - you can find all the frames only in Eden Collection In the Frame Bundle, the specific paper I chose can be found in the Eden Collection Paper Heaven 5 Bundle as well and all the sentiments are also located in the Eden Collection Say It All Bundle.  Sentiment is cut with Nellie's die as well and I added a button from Queen and Co.  

My kraft colored design paper with flowers is from Winston Deluxe Full Collection and the green flowered paper is from Work and Play Volume 11 Digital Download Collection and is found in the girls paper section.


I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Have you seen the latest in Nikky's Colouring Book range? We now have an amazing Colouring Club which you can join and it's only £1 a week to get loads of fabulous printable colouring pages make sure you check it out HERE!

AND as if that wasnt exciting enough, we are all thrilled to be able to reveal that you can now purchase her COLOURING CALENDARS online from lots of sellers across Europe! Whoop Whoop, so exciting! They will make great Christmas gifts!!

AND now available from Amazon is the brand spanking new OCTAVIA MOONFLY Calendar - Why not treat somebody for Christmas, Nikky's calendars make great gifts with fabulous art work which you can see month after month....


Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with twist of feminine

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes

Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Eureka Stamps - anything goes

Karleigh Sue Challenge - one for the girls

Path of Positivity - Gratefulness

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - thanks/Thanksgiving

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes with twist of add some purple

Lemon Shortbread - anything goes

Shopping Our Stash - Thanks

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Anything Goes with a Twist of Add A Sentiment at Julia Spiri!

Sorry I am running a wee bit late today, kids are on an altered school schedule, so I am all out of whack LOL!  Today is the start of a New Challenge at Julia Spiri Challenge.   The challenges are every other Thursday.

Our theme is always Anything Goes with a twist, the design team follows the twist and although we would like you to do the same, it is not essential.

Winners will be announced the following week and the prize must be claimed before the next challenge goes live.  The winner will be chosen at random and there will be a Top 3 will be chosen by the design team.

You can play along with any image but will be limited to 3 entries.  However, if you enter with an image from Julia Spiri Etsy Shop, you can play as much as you wish. You may also enter your project into as many other challenges as you wish.

Our chosen winner will receive 2 images but if the random winner has used a Julia Spiri Etsy Shop image you will get 4 images and a GDT spot for a future challenge!!

Your creation must be new and posted on or after the Thursday the challenge goes live.  Please link to your page rather than your blog as a whole.

All types of paper crafting projects, cards, altered art, up-cycling, ATC's etc. are allowed and encouraged!

We hope you choose to become one of our followers.  We also have a Stamps By Julia Spiri Facebook Fan Group, which has challenges using Julia Spiri Etsy Shop images so if you have used one of Julia's images in this challenge make sure to enter it there too!  This gives you another chance to win image and GDT spots!!


Our challenge theme this time is Anything goes with a twist and the twist is Add a Sentiment.  You can find tons of cute images to use at Julia Spiri Etsy Shop, so hope you will go have a look around!

So, now that you have all the information, come and play along with us!!


My creation today features the image Little Lori from Julia Spiri Etsy Shop.  Image is colored with Copics and cut with Nestie.  I also cut the background of the image with Nestie and added some doodles with my Staedler pen.  Flower and sentiment also cut with Nesties.  DP is Doodlebug Designs, sentiment is from my stash and bling is Bo Bunny.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our challenge at Julia Spiri Challenge.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE - CHRISTMAS WITH SPARKLE

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until November 24, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Red, Orange and/or Brown Challenge (ends November 17), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is Christmas with Sparkle.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available until MIDNIGHT GMT so make sure you take advantage of that!!

For my Christmas sparkle card, I have has used Hollybobs Angel digi image which can also be found in Work and Play Volume 5 Festive Hollybobs Full Download. This image was such fun to color with Copics and I added Stickles and glitter pen for some added sparkle after cutting it out with Nellie's die. 

Papers and sentiment are from Angelberry Christmas CD Rom.  Sentiment and backing are cut out with Tattered Lace dies.  Flowers and tree are from the Octavia Frosted Winter Digital Download and cut out by hand.   I also added some bling snowflakes from my stash.  Sure hope you like it!

 Outside of card

Inside of card

Close up of image

I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Have you seen the latest in Nikky's Colouring Book range? We now have an amazing Colouring Club which you can join and it's only £1 a week to get loads of fabulous printable colouring pages make sure you check it out HERE!

AND as if that wasnt exciting enough, we are all thrilled to be able to reveal that you can now purchase her COLOURING CALENDARS online from lots of sellers across Europe! Whoop Whoop, so exciting! They will make great Christmas gifts!!


Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with twist of feminine
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Love to Scrap- bling
Merry Monday Christmas Card Club - Christmas in pink, green and white
Not Just Cards - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge- pretty in pink
Where the HeART is - anything goes/winter blues
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes with Winter or Christmas
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - make it sparkleGreat Impressions - bling on the holidays


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tic Tac Toe - 3 in a row Challenge at Di's Digi Designs

Happy Saturday to everyone!   Life has been busy here, hope it is going well for all of you out in blogland.   Happy news today is that almost a year after we moved, our old house has FINALLY sold as of 12pm EST yesterday.  We are so relieved and excited, but honestly, mostly just relieved.  The past 4-6 weeks had been incredibly stressful and hopefully that stress will ease up a bit now.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is TIC TAC TOE - just use the board below and use any 3 across, down or diagonal on your creation to come play along.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, November 20 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.


I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out!


I decided to go with a Fall/Autumn theme this time around.  I chose the middle row from the Tic Tac Toe board - die cuts, digi, hand colored image.  I used one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Harvest Hedgehogs."  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Avery Elle die.  Sentiment is from Scrappy Moms and cut with Sizzix die.  DP is Doodlebug Designs.  Stickers are from my stash.  I also used ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and circle shaped die cuts done with Tattered Lace dies.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DIGI CHOOSDAY RED, ORANGE and/or BROWN CHALLENGE

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until November 17, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Favorite Color Combo Challenge (ends November 10), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is to use RED, ORANGE and/or BROWN.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available for 24 hrs. once the new challenge posts at 8am BST, so make sure you take advantage of that!!

I took the perimeters of this challenge quite literally on all parts of my card and coloring.  I chose the image Octavia Moonfly Wistful, which is available as a single image (both black and white and colored versions are included) or you can get her as part of Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Bundle, which is where I got my image.   Image is colored in mostly sepia tones with highlights of orange and red using my Copics for all of the image.  Image is cut out with Nestie.

I also found my sentiment in the Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Bundle.  It is cut out with Bo Bunny die and button from Bag O Buttons added.  I also daubed the sentiment tag with Distress Ink.

The kraft paper with the mushrooms and ladybugs is from Winston Deluxe Full Collection, the orange striped paper is from Halloween/Autumn Paper Heaven 2 and the red paper is from Work and Play Volume 1 Collection, found in the boy bodybuilder section.  Mushroom and pumpkin embellies are from Autumn/Fall Digis Colored Bundle and I have cut those out with scissors.


I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

ABC Challenge - U is for Unlimited (anything goes)

Crafts Galore Encore - use a stamp or digi

Crafty Time- embellish it

Doodle Pantry - any digi goes

CCC Digi Creations - anything goes

Dies R Us Challenge - fall plus die cuts

Digistamps 4 Joy - anything goes w twist of Autumn

Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - fall

Paradise of Stamps- Autumn

Scribbles Designs Challenge - fancy folds

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Anything Goes with Twist of Use Stash Item at Julia Spiri Challenge

Hello to all my lovely friends and followers.  Today is the start of a New Challenge at Julia Spiri Challenge.   The challenges are every other Thursday.

Our theme is always Anything Goes with a twist, the design team follows the twist and although we would like you to do the same, it is not essential.

Winners will be announced the following week and the prize must be claimed before the next challenge goes live.  The winner will be chosen at random and there will be a Top 3 will be chosen by the design team.

You can play along with any image but will be limited to 3 entries.  However, if you enter with an image from Julia Spiri Etsy Shop, you can play as much as you wish. You may also enter your project into as many other challenges as you wish.

Our chosen winner will receive 2 images but if the random winner has used a Julia Spiri Etsy Shop image you will get 4 images and a GDT spot for a future challenge!!

Your creation must be new and posted on or after the Thursday the challenge goes live.  Please link to your page rather than your blog as a whole.

All types of paper crafting projects, cards, altered art, up-cycling, ATC's etc. are allowed and encouraged!

We hope you choose to become one of our followers.  We also have a Stamps By Julia Spiri Facebook Fan Group, which has challenges using Julia Spiri Etsy Shop images so if you have used one of Julia's images in this challenge make sure to enter it there too!  This gives you another chance to win image and GDT spots!!


Our challenge theme this time is Anything goes with a twist and the twist is Use Stash Items.  You can find tons of cute images to use at Julia Spiri Etsy Shop, so hope you will go have a look around!

So, now that you have all the information, come and play along with us!!


My creation today features the image Girl and Guilty Kitten from Julia Spiri Etsy Shop.  Image is colored with Copics and cut with Nestie.  I daubed the edges with Distress Ink.  I added ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, pearls, flower and leaves are all from Prima.  Sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers is cut with Nestie.  Doily die and backing are Cheery Lynn designs.  Pretty much everything on my card other than the image is from my stash - more than a year old.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our challenge at Julia Spiri Challenge.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holiday Tree Destiny from Faery Ink

Hello everyone!! I am here to share some inspiration with you today which can also be found on the Faery Ink Blog. This month we are turning our focus to Christmas, and as you have seen throughout most of the month, Amanda has drawn some absolutely stunning images for all your holiday creations.

For my project this month, I got to play with Holiday Tree Destiny. This image is great fun to color. I chose traditional Christmas reds, greens and golds. I added Stickles to the top of her dress and used Atyou Spicas for some of the baubles in her hair, the star on the top of her head and her gloves. The greens I chose are Copic colors YG97, G29, G46, G43 and G40. I chose yellows Y15, Y17, Y26 and Y28 for the gold parts on the image. For her hair I used E31, E53, E25 and E49.

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I chose to make a box this time to hold holiday cards. I have put them in the box in their envelopes. I chose Doodlebug Designs paper and some additional paper from my stash. I cut out the image with Nellie's die and added sparkly dots around some of the outside of the die cut.

Sure hope you like my entire creation as well and hopefully it has given you some inspiration. Make sure that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there!! Also, remember to play in our challenge which you can find at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Hugs:)

Favorite Color Combo at Digi Choosday!

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until November 10, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Birthday Celebrations challenge (ends November 3), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is Favorite Color Combo.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available for 24 hrs. once the new challenge posts at 8am BST, so make sure you take advantage of that!!

If you've been to my blog a bunch, chances are you know my favorite color combo is Pink, Purple and Turquoise because I use this combo A LOT!   I chose my image, Octavia Moonfly Rose Garden from the Octavia Moonfly Digital Craft Bundle, she can also be purchased as a single image HERE.  Image is colored with Copics and I made an aperture display card to showcase this beautiful image.   I did all my die cuts for the card using one of the Tattered Lace Essentials sets.

I chose papers from Eden Big Kahuna Download Collection and they can also be found in Eden Collection Paper Heaven 5 download.  My sentiment is from Work and Play Collection Volume 11, it is cut with a Nellie's die and daubed with Distress Ink.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, butterflies are from Petaloo and bling flourishes are Zva Creative.


I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes, twist of birthday
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes

Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Cutie Pie Challenge - cute plus Pretty In Pink

Love to Scrap - anything goes

Not Just Cards - anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Choose past challenge - Sept. 14, 2015 Love the Technique (making fancy fold cards)

Retarte - Anything goes

Unicorn Challenge - think pink
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft - die/dies

Saturday, October 24, 2015

INCLUDE A PUMPKIN CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!   Life has been busy here, hope it is going well for all of you out in blogland.  I finally got to sleep in today, which was so nice although I still feel tired, but hopefully that will wear off soon:)

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Include a Pumpkin - your creation does not have to be Halloween related, we just want to see a pumpkin somewhere on your project!   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, November 6 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out!

Front of card/top of box

Inside of card

Box top/full view

Today I made a candy box for Halloween.  It uses one of the newest images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Izzy the Witch."  I love this image and had such fun coloring her with my Copics.  I created my own template for the box based on a similar creation I found on Pinterest.  I used Doodlebug Designs papers as well as paper from my stash to decorate the box.  Sentiments are from Scrappy Moms and since the box is filled with candy, I think the sentiment is perfect for it.  Pumpkin stickers are Recollections and candy corn are from Jolee's Boutique.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:
A Gem of a Challenge - too cute to spook

Allsorts - orange, black and purple

Crafty Calendar - Halloween

Crafty Friends Challenge - use your favorite color (purple)

Hiding in my Craft Room - any holiday (Halloween)

Inkspirational - cute Halloween or pumpkin

My Sheri Crafts - Halloween treats

Outlawz Challenges - Halloween

Sweet Stampin - Halloween

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Halloween

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE AS DIGI CHOOSDAY TURNS 2!!

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc. - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tuesday and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until November 3, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Feeling Cold - Ice and Snow challenge (ends October 27), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is Happy Birthday in honor of Digi Choosday Challenge turning 2!:)   Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available for 24 hrs. once the new challenge posts at 8am BST, so make sure you take advantage of that!!

I would like to wish Digi Choosday a Happy Birthday!  For this week's creation, I have chosen the stunning image Eden Butterflies, she can also be found in the Eden Big Kahuna Download Bundle.  I added papers from Serenity Fairy Wishes Paper Heaven 3 download and sentiment is from Winston Deluxe Full Collection download.  Image is colored with Copics and is such a stunning image that I really wanted it to be the focal point of my creation.  Image is cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die and circle pieces behind the image are cut with Tonic die set.  I cut the sentiment with Lifestyle Crafts die and the butterflies are cut with Nesties.  Butterflies use one of the Serenity Fairy Wishes Paper Heaven 3 download papers.  I added pearl flourishes from Prima.  Sure hope you like it!!

Closed card

Card Open

I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafty Boots - Pink
Cutie Pie Challenge - pretty in pink
Love to Scrap- anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - pretty in pink
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft - use die/dies
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper
CCC Digi Creations - anything goes
Digi Galore - think pink
Pink and Main Challenge - Happy Birthday