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

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Polkadoodles New Challenge- Shabby chic

Today is the start of a new challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. The theme is shabby chic and I have to say I had a hard job choosing which image to use for my card because there were so many to choose from from all of the collections. The image I chose is from the Twiggy and Toots CD collection . 

Copic colours used:
Owl: YR31, E55, E55, E37, E79, YR04, E93
Eyes: YG11, YG63, YG67
Dress: E93, W2, W3, R02
Flower: E93, V01, W2, W3
Background: W3, W4, W5, G000

Embellishments: Prima flowers and other flowers and leaves from stash, Beaded trim, Webster's Pages lace, Cheery Lyn heart die, Paper doiley, Prima bling
Kaisercraft Paper range: Magnolia Grove
All papers were distressed and inked using Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your entries in the challenge!
Happy crafting, Jackie x

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Things With WIngs- Christmas Penguin

Have you had a chance to enter the Things With Wings Challenge over at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog yet? I am sure you will all be bursting to use the new Twiggy and Toots Christmas CD as your inspiration. I am using a brilliant older collection for my inspiration post. The cute penguin digi and holly elements are from the Work and Play- Hollybobs collection. I coloured the image using my Copic markers but if you are running short of time or are not keen on colouring in, there are images in the collection in colour all ready to just print off!!

Copic Colours used:
Penguin: W series
Hat: W2-5, E93, R05, R46, E09
Green Scarf and leaves: G09, G19, G21, G24, YG63
Beak and Feet: Y19, Y38, YR04, YR27, W6

The winter die is by Memory Box and the other dies are Spellbinders.
The digi image is mounted using foam tape and the pearls are by Flourish With Bling.
The paper collection is Mistletoe Magic- My Mind's Eye.
All paper is inked using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I am entering my card in the following challenges: Twas The Night Before Christmas Anything Goes Anything Goes Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enter the Polkadoodles challenge!
Jackie x