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

Friday, 13 November 2015

Autumn Colours- Polkadoodles Challenge

Autumn Colours are just delicious and you can get busy using them so you can enter the new Polkadoodles Challenge here! I love browns and greens. The gorgeous image I have coloured today if from the Polkadoodles Work and Play 10- Country Life Collection. This is available as a digital download or CD and will give you a brilliant range of images (precoloured or ready for you to colour), sentiments, embellies and papers. All of the collections are such brilliant value for money and very versatile.
To make my card I used the following Copic Colours:
Squirrel: E39, E59, E35, E37, YR68, YR16
Leaves: G24, G21, YR23, YR68, YR16, E47
Tree: E35, E37, E39, E47
Skin:E51, E53, E95
Hair: E47, T10, E89
Hat and Jeans: E31, B32, B66, B95
Axe: T3, T5, E89, E55, E84
Shoes and Boots: YR21, YR14, R02, T3
I used Bazzill paper and Patterned Paper from the Work and Play CD.
The branch die is Botanical Stem is from Memory Box.
Laurel Leaf Martha Stewart punch was also used.
All pieces were edged with Gathered Twigs distress ink.

Looking forward to seeing your creations, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations- Always Anything Goes Card Thursday- Birds/ Animals
Moving Along With the Times- My Favorite Things

Sunday, 1 November 2015

ThroughThe Purple Haze Challenge- It's Cold Outside/ Hot Inside

Things are smokin' this month over at Through The Purple Haze with the new challenge. We have a great sponsor with Kenny K Stamps. I used Bodacious Bev as my image. She is available as a digi here.

Copic Markers Used:
Hair: E25, E29, E79, YR12
Skin: E51, E53, E21, E33, R12
Clothes: B0000, B34, B97, B99, R12, E07, E29

The papers used are from BoBunny- Christmas Collage Collection
Dies Used: Taylored Expressions Snowflake Cutting Plate
Memory Box Frosted Vine Border

Flowers, Bling and Ribbon from my stash.

Such a sassy image perfect for both male and female cards.
I hope you manage to join in the challenge at Through The Purple Haze with your interpretation of Hot Inside/ Cold never know, you may win some of these digis by entering!!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination-  Always Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends- Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts- Anything Goes

Friday, 23 October 2015

This week is the start of a new challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and it is time to get on your bling!
I have used Hollybobs Mistletoe for my card and have created a scene using a die from Frantic Stamper (Evergreen Trio) using  Diamond Dust to create a sparkly snow effect. Glossy Accents is great for sticking it down. The Snowflake Paper, Happy Christmas and Bow were from the Work and Play 5 Collection. All paper pieces were edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Hollybobs Mistletoe is available as a digi here or you can buy it as part of the Work and Play 5 Collection-  Festive Hollybobs. I love the disc or download of this collection for all the great images (ready to colour or pre coloured), sentiments, accents and papers. Such great value as well. If you are looking for other ideas using this collection I have several already on my blog.
If you don't like colouring there is a coloured version available but here are the colours I used in Copic Markers:
Skin: E50, E11, R02
Hair: 100, N5
Hat: B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97
Scarf: R14, R17, R20, E09
Pom Pom: W2, W4, Y23, E53
Coat: G46, G28, YG45, YG11
Boots: YR18, E13, E18, YR14, W4

What are you going to make to enter in the challenge? ? I look forward to seeing your creations, 
Jackie x

Friday, 16 October 2015

Use a Die Cut Challenge- Polkadoodles

  • I am happily making some special Christmas Cards using the Work and Play 5- Festive Hollybobs collection. It has been school holidays here and so I had a bit more time up my sleeve to get out my Copics and colour. The great thing about the collections at Polkadoodles is that if you don't have much time you can just print off the image in colour.
The digi image today is Hollybobs Skater. All of the papers, the sentiment and the bow are also from the collection. This was my first time of using the bows but you just cut out the pieces, I inked the edges and then assemble with a few dots of glue.

I used the Tim Holtz Sizzlits Snowflake set of dies on this card and added Bo Bunny gems and some Waterfall Stickles.

Copic Colours Used:
Skin: E50, E11, R02
Hair: E35, E37, E79
Scarf: G46, YG11, YG45, B91, B95, B97
Dress: R20, R17, R14, E09
Ear Muffs: W2, Y23, E53, W4

I hope you get time over the next week to hav e some fun with your dies and join the Polkadoodles Challenge. I look forward to seeing everyone else's wonderful creations.
Happy crafting, Jackie x

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination-  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations- Anything Goes

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Through The Purple Haze Challenges-

East Wind images are fantastic to colour and we were so lucky to have them be our sponsor for the October challenge at Through The Purple Haze for the new Halloween/ Magical challlenge.
I have used Glamzombie for my card. She is available as a digi through East Wind at Etsy.
I coloured the image using Copic markers. MME papers are used as well as Spellbinder ans Memory Box dies. All pieces are edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the mulberry flowers, organza ribbon and bling are from my stash- as is the little plastic skull...I have a few bags of little Halloween Goodies that are perfect for card making!

Copic Colours Used:
Skin: YG91, BG93, G82, E93, YG11
Hair: W3, W5, W6, W8, W10
Clothing: G82, G24, V17, V22, V25, R11, E77, R05, E08, W2

I hope I have given you a little bit of inspiration and look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge at Through The Purple Haze this month!
Happy Crafting and let the countdown to Halloween begin,
Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- #53 Always Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts- Spots and Stripes/ Anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas- Must include a die #235 Anything Goes
Forever Dark 2- Dark side of Crafting

Thursday, 24 September 2015

A favourite shaped card for Christmas

As the year is quickly slipping away, I am trying to get a few Christmas cards made along the way so that I have some home made creations for a few special people. The new challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge blog using a favourite shaped card was the perfect opportunity to make a box card- I used several papers and lots of the delightful pre- coloured images from the Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs Collection. It is available as an instant download or as a CD. Fantastic value too! Just click on the link.

My box card uses a Santa, sleigh and present digi- all precoloured on the disc (these are also available as outlines for you to olour in your own way on the disc).
I resized the images in Word and made the sets of presents two different sizes so that I could place one stack behind the other to look like a huge cache!
THe sentiment was mounted using foam tape- I like to lift them off the base card so that they are not too hidden by bows and embellishments. 
Bling, a bow, some red Bazzill and a little distress ink were all I needed to add from my stash- everything else was from Workand Play 5. Do pop over to the shop and check it out- if Christmas is not your thing there are so many other collections to choose from.
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge- #141 Christmas and Sentiment
Southern Girls- Whimsical, Cute and or Fun