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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE - ALL ABOUT LOVE



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 February 23th and also our Anything But A Card Challenge which closes on February 16th.   Sure hope you will come play along!

Today's New Challenge is ALL ABOUT LOVE - perfect for this time of year with Valentine's Day on Sunday.  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!!

You'll definitely want to check out both of our Newest Releases:  STICKS & BONES and LILY BUG LOVE - how awesome are these?!?  You can pick them up as Digital Downloads at Polkadoodles Shop or by clicking on the links above.


Lily Bug Love Download Kit Collection  - Digital Stamp CRAFT Download

And also there’s a newly released Colour Therapy Club so go check it out HERE ...For only £2 a fortnight, that’s a teeny, tiny £1 a week for some fabulous newly released colouring pages.


Since I love to color images with scenery chose Eden Window this time.  She can also be found in the Eden Collection Big Kahuna Download Bundle.  All the papers, embellies and bows I used are from Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses Download Collection.  I love all the Polkadoodles download collections because each time I explore them, I find something new!  This time I found the design sheets in the Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses Download Collection - they are sheets with all the elements needed to complete a card.  I used the border from one of the design sheets as well as the cut out hearts for my card.  I additionally used one of the ribbons, which I put a wooden heart on top - wooden heart colored with my air brush using Copic marker. 

I printed both the design sheets as well as the ribbons on both vellum and white paper and then layer them on the card.  Finally, I cut one of the hearts and one for the flowers out of the design papers from Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses Download Collection for additional embellies and added Stickles to the flower.


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/Valentine's

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - Hearts

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Crafty Boots - Love/Valentine's

Crafty Cardmakers - Love/Valentine's

Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine's

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tutorial for Heather Valentin's Coloring Without Boundaries - Fixing "Gooey" Markers

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!! It's time for me to share my post from Heather Valentin's Coloring Without Boundaries as part of the Colorist Team.  Today I just want to demonstrate how to fix an issue that affects all of us who color with alcohol ink markers. It doesn't matter which brand you use, it is a problem that occurs with any alcohol markers, but DO NOT worry, there is an easy fix:)

For this tutorial, I am working with Abby Love Letter from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe. As you can see in the circled area of the photo below, the bangs look gooey or gloppy where the darkest color of ink, in this case Copic E18, is laid down. There are a few reasons this can happen and therefore, a few easy fixes.


Reasons are as follows:
1. Marker needs refilled
2. Marker tip/cap are dirty as in this photo


3. Too much ink has been laid down and there is build up on your paper

Fixes (corresponding to reasons above)

1. Refill your marker
2. Clean your marker and cap using alcohol, cotton round and Qtip

Here's how to do it:


Gently rub the plastic around the marker tip, be careful not to press on/squeeze the marker tip


Clean the cap with the Qtip first to get all the way down to the bottom of the cap, then finish with cotton round or paper towel


Now your marker should be all clean and no more gloppy/streaky lines.


3. If you can see too much ink built up on part of your image and you don't want to redo the whole thing, take your Colorless Blender (Copic 0) and very gently pick up some of the extra color. If you still have some glass-like streaks, try drying with an embossing gun.


See how now the top part of her hair looks nice and smooth on the paper - no streaky or gooey appearance. 

Here is Abby with all her hair colored.



Sure hope this tutorial will help out with your coloring progress. Hope you will come join me next week as I will be completing this image with a tutorial on coloring floor and stone.

Many Hugs!!
Audrey

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

DIGI CHOOSDAY - ANYTHING BUT CARDS

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 February 15th and also our In Bloom Challenge which closes on February 8th.   Sure hope you will come play along!

Today's New Challenge is Anything But Cards.  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!!

Make sure you check out both of our Newest Releases:  STICKS & BONES and LILY BUG LOVE - how awesome are these?!?  You can pick them up as Digital Downloads at Polkadoodles Shop or by clicking on the links above.

Lily Bug Love Download Kit Collection  - Digital Stamp CRAFT Download

And also there’s a newly released Colour Therapy Club so go check it out HERE ...For only £2 a fortnight, that’s a teeny, tiny £1 a week for some fabulous newly released colouring pages.


I told you last week that I love the Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle and so of course, I chose to use it again this week.  For today's creation, I made a set of coasters.  I chose the images Ferocious Friends/Dinosaur and Mammoth Friends/Dinosaur for 2 of the coasters.  Of course both images can be found in Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle.   Images are colored with Copics, Mammoth Friends/Dinosaur is cut with Crealies dies and the other image is cut with scissors.

For the other 4 coasters, I used sentiments that can be found in the Sticks & Bones Dinosaur Sentiments Bundle (and also the Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle).  Sentiments are cut out with Crealies and Tonic dies and daubed with Distress Inks.

I chose my flowers from Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle, and they can also be found in Sticks & Bones Dinosaur Flower/Foliage Bundle.  I printed the flowers out on both regular white sparkle paper as well as acetate.  I outlined the flowers on the white paper using Copics and then cut all out with scissors.

 All papers can also be found in Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle as well as the Textured Dinosaur Papers 2 Download and Textured Dinosaur Papers 5 Download.   I sure hope you like these coasters, I know you will love this bundle!!

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:

Critters and Creatures - anything goes with critter or creature

Not Just Cards - anything goes

Our Crafty Corner - anything goes

Take A Word - Turquoise

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge- anything goes

Monday, February 1, 2016

KEEP SAVING THE SEALS WITH ODDBALL ART STAMPS - BLOG HOP!

It's time for another Oddball Art Stamps BLOG HOP!!!!


Our talentEd artist/owner of Oddball Art Stamps, Lizzy LovE, has created another Seal Stamp Set in an effort to stand up against the cruelty towards these remarkable animals.........The Seals! We have an amazing prize for one lucky winner - to be chosen from those who complete the hop - please see the RULES of the hop below so that you will be eligible for the prizE. Our hop will run the month of February, so that gives everyone plenty of time to hop around and visit all the participating blogs. You will being at Oddball Art Challenge Blog and continue on from there. Make sure you leave a comment on Oddball Art Challenge Blog as well as all the DT member blogs participating in the hop.



Purchase this Stamp Set HERE
100% of the money from the sale of this stamp set will go towards the Save Our Seals Campaign! If you would likE to know what you personally can do to help please join the Save Our Seals FB Group and/or visit the Save Our Seals FB Page where you can find lots of info, petitions and more!

RULES OF THE HOP:
The Oddball Art Design TEam has been busy with this stamp and have created a bunch of cute cards and stuff to share with you while your hopping around trying to solve the following secret phrase....

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

The order of the hop is listed below.  Please hop around to each of the participating 8 blogs, leave a comment on each blog letting them know you stopped by and locate the sEcret lEtter hiddEn in each blogger's post.  You will use all the letters to reveal the secret phrase.  Remember to return to Oddball Art Challenge Blog and leave a comment telling us your answer.

On March 1, our random winner will be announced.  Winner will be chosen from the comments received. To win you must also have solved the secret phrase correctly and left a comment on each of the 8 participating DT member blogs.  Prize will be 3 digi images of choice from Oddball Art Stamps - what an amazing prize.

Hippieaud Ernst ------> YOU ARE HERE

Please check out the video posted on Oddball Art Challenge Blog for some additional information regarding how we can Save Our Seals.

"Times have changed, and we can too. Together we can make history." To learn more about the commercial seal hunt visit www.facebook.com/groups/saveourseals

Posted by Renee Gosse on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Heather Valentin's Coloring Without Boundaries Blog Debut & Showcase



Happy Sunday!  Hard to believe January is over today, where did it go???  LOL   Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.  I have some EXCITING news for you today - today is the Blog Debut and first Showcase for Heather Valentin's Coloring Without Boundaries.  Please make sure to bookmark the blog as the url will be changing to coordinate with the new blog name.  This new blog is your chance to show us your coloring skills by linking up using the Linky tool!  Also, our fabulous coloring team gals will be showcasing multiple coloring projects each month.  There will be new techniques, tips, color combos, etc. almost every day, so make sure and come back often to Heather Valentin's Coloring Without Boundaries Blog.

Additionally, we have our Facebook group Heather Valentin's Coloring Without Boundaries where you can come hang out, post your coloring pieces, ask questions, etc.  Coloring is so much fun and relaxing and even more so when you can share it with friends and family!

Today, I have colored this gorgeous image, Lily Melancholy Moppet.  Make sure you check out Lacy Sunshine Stamps Shoppe to see all the wonderful images and coloring pages available there.  I have colored her with Copics, my preferred coloring medium.


Since I didn't have to add this beauty to any sort of card or other project, it allowed me absolute freedom to color her in any color palette I chose, which was such fun since I love to color!  The following Copic markers were used:

Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R21

Hair - E29, E18, E09, E08

Ribbon in hair and top of dress - G28, G17, G13, G03

Cape - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01

Ribbon on dress - RV66, V05, RV55

Dress from middle layer down -

BV29, BV25, BV23

BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01

BV08, BV17, BV13, BV11

Flowers in Hair and on Dress - V28, BV34, V25, V22 and Atyou Spica clear pen

Image outlined with YG01

Thanks so much for checking out my post and hope you will pay a visit to all the Coloring Team Gals!



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Use Lots of Red Challenge at Di's Digi Designs

Happy Saturday to everyone!    Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is USE LOTS OF RED.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, February 12, 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.

**As an added BONUS, our FABULOUS sponsor - Your Next Stamp - is offering our challenge entrants 20% off in their shop during the 2 weeks of this challenge!!  To take advantage of this amazing offer, please click on the shop link above and use code DDDC20 at checkout:)**



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.  There's also a BIG SALE going on now at  DI'S DIGI STAMPS, so hope you will check that out too.  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 "Walkies" from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.  I colored this cute image with Copics and then cut out with die from our sponsor Your Next Stamp.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, design paper from Basic Grey, border cut with Martha Stewart punch.  Sentiment is from Stampendous and cut out with Tonic die.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  Hugs:)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

One Day Fae Giveaway at Faery Ink and Amanda's Birthday!!

Hello everyone, hope all is great.  I have 2 fun things to share with you today.

1.  It's Amanda Byron's birthday!  If you don't know, Amanda is the talented artist and owner of Faery Ink Shop, where you can find all the amazing digis she has drawn as well as other goodies.  You can pop by our Faery Ink Facebook Group and send her Happy Birthday wishes:)

2. Today is also our One Day Fae of the Month giveaway and this month's image is a beauty!  Her name is Arielle Flora Fae and you can find out all the details on how to claim your free image at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

I colored this stunning image with Copics.   I chose some lighter reds and red/oranges in combination with yellow - combos that I don't usually use much - and I am really pleased how they turned out.


I chose another fun fold, when you open the card the sentiment is inside.  I will post the photo of the inside soon, I cannot find it on my computer.  I picked out some very old papers from my stash that I think showcase the image so well.  I added Petaloo flowers and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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 you still have time to play in our monthly challenge - we are Adding Height for the month of January - you can check it out at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Hugs:)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

DIGI CHOOSDAY - IN BLOOM 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 February 8th and also our Stitching Challenge which closes on February 1st.   Sure hope you will come play along!

Today's New Challenge is IN BLOOM.  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!!

Ooh, have you seen the fantastic RAAWWWRR new edition to the collections called STICKS & BONES.  It's a humorous collection with great themed sentiments that will enable you to create some fun projects for both adult male and female, boys and girls alike on a dinosaur theme with some fabulous coloured and black and white digis together with co-ordinating embellies and papers and lots and lots of other stuff to make up this absolutely monster collection available on CD and download in one huge collection or individual digis too. Click on the image below check it out.


And also there’s a newly released Colour Therapy Club so go check it out HERE ...For only £2 a fortnight, that’s a teeny, tiny £1 a week for some fabulous newly released colouring pages.

I loved Polkadoodles brand new Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle from the moment she saw and of course, had to buy the full download collection!!  For today's creation, I chose the images Just Sittin Here/Dinosaur and Sticks & Bones Dinosaur 5, the latter can also be found in black and white Sticks & Bones Dinosaur Image Bundle.  Of course both images can be found in Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle.  I combined the images, and the frame, from Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle, using Gimp then colored with Copics.  I chose my flowers from Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle, and they can also be found here Sticks & Bones Dinosaur Flower/Foliage Bundle.  I printed the flowers out on both regular white sparkle paper as well as acetate.  I outlined the flowers on the white paper using Copics and then cut all out with scissors before mounting using mainly 3D glue dots on the edges of the frame.  I layered the small red acetate flower over the white paper flower cut out in the upper right as well as the green flower are acetate.  I also used acetate flowers orange and blue on bottom left.   I chose papers from Sticks & Bones Textured Dinosaur Papers 5  as well as Sticks & Bones Textured Flower Papers 6, again, all papers can also be found in Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle.  Finally, I added a sentiment from Sticks & Bones Dinosaur Sentiments Bundle, which I put in a frame from Sticks & Bones Mammoth Dinosaur Download Bundle and layered using Word.  I cut out with scissors and added a button.  I sure hope you like it, I know you will love this new bundle!!

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:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

STITCHING (REAL OR FAUX) Challenge 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 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 February 1st and also our Cool Blues Challenge which closes on January 25.   Sure hope you will come play along!

Today's New Challenge is STITCHING - you can use real or faux (or both of course!).  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 included a tutorial for you this time around.  I demonstrated the way I color bricks using my Copics.  I hope you find it helpful and provides some inspiration.


I chose to use another gorgeous image from Work and Play Volume 10 Full Download Collection, this time working with Foxy Friend Digital Stamp.   I used a stitched die to cut out the image and all my papers from Winston Deluxe Full Collection download have stitching on them.  My sentiment choice, cut out with scissors, also from Winston Deluxe Full Collection download, includes stitching as well.  I chose flowers from Winston Deluxe Full Collection download and cut those with scissors after outlining with Copics.

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 Color 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:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Snow/Snowflakes Challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenge

Happy Saturday to everyone!    Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is SNOW/SNOWFLAKES.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, January 29th, 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.  There's also a BIG SALE going on now at  DI'S DIGI STAMPS, so hope you will check that out too.  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 "Izzy Christmas Friends" from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.  I colored this cute image with Copics and added Atyou Spicas and Stickles for some added sparkle.  Image is cut with Tonic dies as are dies behind the image.  I used dies for the corners.  Designer papers are Pebbles.  I added some glitter dots from Your Next Stamps to the snow flake corner die cuts and also some snowflake stickers from Doodlebug.  Sentiment is from Your Next Stamp and is cut with Nestie.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  Hugs:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

COOL BLUES CHALLENGE 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 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 January 25 and also our Clean and Simple Challenge which closes on January 18.   Sure hope you will come play along!

Today's New Challenge is COOL BLUES.  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 decided to try a pocket letter this time around as I have seen them all over the place and think they look so cool!  I of course went with everything BLUE to fit our theme.  Image is Milking Time with Kitten and can also be found in Work and Play Volume 10 Download Full Collection.  I added 3 word art embellies which you can find in both Work and Play Volume 10 Download Full Collection and Work and Play 10 Embellies Digital Craft Download Bundle.  All the design papers used are from Winston Deluxe Full Collection.


Here is a closer view of my image and some of the decor surrounding it.  I colored the image with Copics and cut out with C.C. Designs die.  I used Nesties for all the die shapes, added a button in the middle of one of the stacked die cuts.  I also added some faux stitching to the design paper in the upper left corner of the pocket letter.  All word art is cut with dies from Nesties and Nellie dies.  I added a brad to one and daubed the other 2 with distress ink.  Sure hope you like it:)

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 Color 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, January 5, 2016

Digi Choosday Clean and Simple 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 January 18.   Sure hope you will come play along!

Today's New Challenge is CLEAN AND SIMPLE.  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 prefer to call this type of card Clean and Classy because in my opinion, there's nothing simple about them! LOL  I chose Opera Singer Girl image download for my creation, she is also part of the Work and Play Volume 8 Feel the Music Bonus Full Collection.  My sentiment can also be found in the Work and Play Volume 8 Feel the Music Bonus Full Collection.  I changed the color of it using Gimp - first colored it to transparency and then changed the background color to match the paper I chose.  This beautiful snowflake paper is from Frosted Winter Octavia Digital Download.  Sure hope you like it:)

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:
2 Crafty Girls - winter blues/anything goes

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes/winter blues

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes

Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Crafty Boots - something old (embossing folder), something new (image, sentiment)

House of Cards - embossing

Not Just Cards - anything goes

Our Crafty Corner - anything goes

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes

Where the HeART is - anything goes

Monday, January 4, 2016

FAERY PRINCESS HEARTS FABLE - FAERY INK INSPIRATION

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!! Hope you are all having a great start to the year. I'm here to share some inspiration with you today using one of the newest releases from Faery Ink Shop.

My year started off great - spending New Year's in the Dominican Republic with 34 other family members - but it has taken an unfortunate turn as my stomach is completely messed up since our return on Saturday, and I haven't eaten for 2 days:(

Anyway, for my inspiration project this month, I chose to play with Faery Princess Hearts Fable which is available in the Faery Ink Shop. I chose this beauty because I absolutely love images with big mushrooms - I have no idea why, but I just love to color them! LOL

I colored Faery Princess Hearts Fable and added some surrounding scenery to the image with my Copics. I used the following color combos:

Hair: E47, E57, E35, E31

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

Eyes: E57, E35

Greens (grass and wings): G28, YG17, YG13, YG03

Dress, stockings and bows: RV66, RV55, RV63, V05; BG07, BG57, BG53, BG01

Mushroom: RV99, R89, R39, R46

Hearts: RV99, R89, R46

Crown and wand: Y28, Y26, Y17, Y15

I also added some sparkle with Atyou Spica pens.


I chose a fun fold this time which I feel really showcases the image. I found the frog paper in a very old K and Co. paper stack and I thought it went perfectly with the image because it reminds me of the fairy tale about the princess and the frog. The sentiment is from a clear stamp and cut out with Tonic die. Image is also cut with Tonic die.  Additionally, I added ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some bling hearts and dots from Darice to round out the presentation of the card.

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 - we are Adding Height for the month of January - you can check it out at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Hugs:)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

NEW TO YOU CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS!

Happy Saturday to everyone!   I cannot believe it's already the start of 2016 - Happy New Year to all my friends/followers, I wish you all safety, health and happiness in 2016.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is NEW TO YOU, so anything that is new to you - an image, a tool, new embellies or a fold you've never done before, new coloring medium, etc.   Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, January 15th, 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 "Penny with Fox."  I adore this image, I have colored it with Copics, cut with Tonic die and daubed with Memento ink.  I chose Bo Bunny DP, snowflake embellies from my stash and also ribbon from my stash.  I used a clear stamp for the sentiment and cut out with Tonic dies.  This fold - box card fold is one I have wanted to try for a long time, but never had the courage to try until I made this one.  You can actually put things in the box - it is 2.75 inches all the way around.  I will add a link for the tutorial I used as soon as I can find it.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  Hugs:)