Thursday, 4 February 2016

Bizzy Becs- February

This is my first post as part of Bizzy Bec's design team. I have had a play with a collection of rubber stamps from Darkroom Door called Wildflowers Vol 2.
I created the background using distress stains and a few spritzes of water on a craft mat before smooshing a piece of watercolour paper in the mixture.
After drying with a heat gun I stamped the flowers to create layers using Library Green Archival Ink and then Black Archival Ink in the foreground. 
The die used behind the words is by Crafts Too and is available in Bizzy Bec's store here.

There are heaps of wonderful dies and stamps available at the store.
Thanks for stopping by and happy creating,
Jackie x

Friday, 29 January 2016

Polkadoodles- Love and Romance

There is a new challenge at Polkadoodles just in time for Valentine's Day. I have chosen to use the new Sticks and Bones Collection to make my card. It is nice to see something a little different and it has enough elements for a range of projects. As with all the collections, you will be spoilt for choice for images, embellishments, sentiments and papers.

I coloured in my image using the following Copic colours:
Leaves and Eyes: YG61, YG63, YG67, YG97
Skin: E51, E53, E93, T3
Clothes: Y08, Y38, YR27, W10
Bones, Hair and Arrow Head: T3, T4, T6, T9, W10
Rocks and Wood: E55, E27, E34

Don't forget the images are also available pre coloured which I find handy for when I am running short of time.
I printed off a stack of pages and then sat and cut them out when the TV was on. I made a stepper card and covered it in papers from the collection then went to town layering up the elements until I was happy with them.

Thanks for stopping by- I wonder what you will make for the Love and Romance challenge this fortnight at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations- Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Always Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge- Love/Valentine'/Anniversary
DLArt- AnythingValentine...Alternative thank you

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Polkadoodles Winter Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. I have had a little chuckle to myself over the new Polkadoodles Challenge theme because the weather in Australia is anything but wintery at the moment!
Where we live we don't see snow either but I think of white and snow when I think of Winter and hence my choices for my card.
The gorgeous little fox is from Polkadoodles and is available as a single digi for you to colour or you canget the Work and Play10- Country Life collection including all of the patterned paper I've used, the sentiment and the image along with heaps of other goodies. Great value!
I have used the following dies for my card:
Spellbinders2013 Snowflake Pendant
Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Memory Box Medium Forest Archway
Copic Markers for fox:
W0,YR65,Y38, E97,E99,E19,V99
I wonder what you will make for the challenge!?
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie x
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- AnythingGoes#100
Little Miss Muffett- Anything Goes#129
Southern Girls- Anything Goes
CraftyGirls Creations- Anything Goes#12

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Sweet Escape Anything Goes Challenge- TTPH

Welcome back for another fun year of fortnightly challenges at Through The Purple Haze
I am starting the year with a beautiful digi image from Sweet Escape. You can find there link here by clicking on Sweet Escape or go directly to the store on Etsy. The image I have used is Kate.

She has been coloured using the following Copic markers:
Skin: E51, E53, R12, R17
Hair: E55, E47, W10
Flowers and Dress: BG000, B34, B97

Spellbinders Tile Works die was used around the image.
Patterned Papers were from MME 'Lost and Found 3' Collection
All papers were edged using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
Flowers, Pearls and Lace were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for the challenge,
Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Crafty GirlsCreations -Anything Goes 
Southern Girls Challenge- Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes

Friday, 18 December 2015

Anything Goes at Polkadoodles!

We all know Christmas is a busy time and Polkadoodles have made the challenge nice and simple for you this fortnight with an Anything Goes theme. I have switched away from Christmas and have been using the Serenity Collection. I had a hard time deciding which of the great digis to use so have printed off several different ones as well as sentiments and papers from the collection to play with. 
Fairies mean lots of glitter and sparkle so my Stickles will be getting a workout!!

I have coloured the Serenity Joyful digi using the following Copic markers:
Dress: BG10, BG53, R81, RV32
Hair: Y21, E33, E35
Skin: E51, E53, YR01, E04
Grass: G24, YG67

I used a circle doiley die to cut the card shape and a fence die in  the background . The stitched dies were from Dienamics. I love first time of using them and I would love other shapes!
Paper was edged with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

I cut the leaves using a frond punch from Punch Bunch. Mulberry Paper flowers were from my stash adding lots of sparkle with Waterfall Stickles.
What will you put in the challenge?

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
CreativeKnockouts - #120 Winged Wonders
2 Crafty Girls- Anything Goes

Friday, 11 December 2015

Christmas Pyramid Chocolate Box

It has been a very busy last few weeks for me...thankfully the wonderful Polkadoodles CD and instand download collections came to the rescue for my Christmas make today!
I used the printable pyramid box from Work and Play 5- Festive Hollybobs. I have used elements from this collection several times now. The box was the first one I have made and it was very easy to assemble. I just ran my scissor blade down the lines using a ruler and added some double sided tape to the tabs and a swipe of distress ink (I used Brushed Corduroy).

The image and sentiment were also from this collection. These ones were pre coloured but they are also available as an outline for you to colour yourself...I do love to colour but was lacking time this week!
I added some waterfall stickles and the die I used in the background was from Cottage Cutz- Poinsettia and Holly Spray. 
Foam tape helped add some dimension as did a few twists of the sprays on the diecut.
Now to make a few dozen more for Christmas Day!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Oh, please make sure you enter the Polkadoodles current challenge with all of your Christmas makes for the traditional Christmas challenge this fortnight.

Friday, 20 November 2015


Well , it is always fun to play around with the challenge of using white and just one other colour and that is exactly the theme over at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog this fortnight.
I used a great image from the Work and Play 10 CD- Country Life. This collection is also available as an instant download and isn't the woodgrain backing paper perfect? That can also be found in the collection along with sentiments and embellishments.
I coloured the image using my Copics:
E42, E30, E47, E84, E87
The dies I used were Spellbinders in'spire Feathers On The Wind and 
Cheery Lynn Frame Die- Chicken Wire.
All pieces were inked using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

What do you think you will create for the Challenge?
Hoping you get some crafting time over the weekend! Jackie x