Thursday, 30 December 2010

Giveaway deadline extended!

I think maybe the Xmas break means that not many peeps are back to blogging so I've decided to extend the deadline of the giveaway!!!  The winner will now be chosen on Monday 10th January 2011 so please enter by midnight GMT Sunday 9th January 2011.  A big thank you to those of you who've already entered & are spreading the word....I hope you don't mind waiting a little bit longer to see if you're a winner!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Polka Doodles Colouring Sketch

Apologies as I'm a bit late sharing my Polka Doodles card this week! This time the challenge is to follow a sketch (see below) as well as including a coloured image.  All the details can be found on the challenge blog.

I've made another 8"x8" card & used papers from the Sundae of Seasons & the Creative Christmas CD's.  The Festive Postbox stamped image is coloured with Aquamarkers.  The swirl is actually the bottom of the sleigh image from Creative Christmas which is where the little tag came from too! Lastly I've embellished with Polka Doodles Dewdrops & black Promarker faux stitching.  Remember all products can be found in the Polka Doodles shop.

***There's still loads of time to enter my candy giveaway just click the image in the sidebar or scroll down to find the post.***

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Carol's Sketch Fun #24

Polka Doodles image; Love Elsie Ribbon; Stampin'Up frame stamp; Dovecraft Christmas stamp; Promarkers.

Just had to play along with Carol again this week!  Here's her sketch...

My card is 8"x8"!!!  Not my usual teeny tiny card! I quite liked working on a larger canvas though. You may be seeing more big cards from me! You can join in with the sketch fun here.

Would you like to win this lot???

As promised a stash giveaway!

YOU could win all of this...
6 sheets of Craftwork Cards sentiments.
6"x6" Papermania 'Secret Garden' paper stack,
Letraset 'Celebration' sentiments foil transfers
K&Co Carolyn Gavin 'Greenhouse Word' Grand Adhesions.
Dovecraft Glitter Alphabet Stickers.
Basic Grey 'Tuff & rugged' Designer Rub-ons.
Crystal Alphabet Stickers.
Papermania Capsule Collection Petals.
Anitas Baby Hands & Feet wood mounted Rubber Stamp.
Stampin'Up 'You're never more than a thought away' wood mounted Rubber Stamp.
HOTP Spearmint Fiber pack.
Creative Imaginations Twill Cable.
Panduro Hobby handbag metal charms.
Making Memories Celebrate Charms.
Qeueen & Co Miss Priss BonBons Brads.
Queen & Co Miss Priss Anchorettes.
Queen & Co Miss Priss Bling Rings.
A bag of Craftwork Cards Card Candy.

And anything else I care to throw in the box before I post it! it's quite a biggie there are a few rules...

1.  You must be a follower or become a follower of my blog.

2. Mention my candy somewhere on your blog, linking back here.

3.  Leave a comment on THIS post.

I will pick a winner on Monday 3rd January 2011, so please enter by midnight GMT Sunday 2nd January 2011.
EDIT: I think maybe the Xmas break means that not many peeps are back to blogging so I've decided to extend the deadline of the giveaway!!!  The winner will now be chosen on Monday 10th January 2011 so please enter by midnight GMT Sunday 9th January 2011.  

I will accept entries from anywhere in the world!

Good Luck!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A couple of Xmas cards.

All made with Polka Doodles stamps & papers & coloured with Promarkers.

And an apology as I've not yet managed to organise taking photos of my prizes & my intended GIVEAWAY in the pre-Christmas rush.  Finger's crossed I find some spare time tomorrow so please keep checking back if you'd like to win some stash!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Polka Doodles Age Related Birthday Card

I've made a little 4"x4" card for this week's challenge.  Suitable for teenagers of both sexes, I think. The 'Birthday' sentiment came from the Back to Nature CD & everything else can be found on Sundae of Seasons. I then just added in some Doodlebug stickers & rub-ons, ribbon & staples to finish.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

I'm a Simply Cards & Papercraft Cardmaker of the Year Runner-up!!!

And here are my cards in the mag...

And here they are photographed in daylight!...

So excited to see them in print!  And my parcel of prizes arrived to follow over the weekend... & I think I'll have to put together a GIVEAWAY to celebrate!!! 

Friday, 10 December 2010

Polka Doodles project to hold a gift.

Here's my little project for this week's challenge. I've made the tiny takeout box from the Creative Christmas CD in kraft card & decorated it with birds & punched scalloped circles made from paper from the Love & Cherish CD.  Because my little robins were pre-coloured pink I've made the whole thing pink & girlie & coloured my stamped poinsettias from the Crimbo Doodles Set in Magenta Promarker. The back of the box is a mirror image of the front.  It's all ready to be filled with a gift & hung on the tree!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Customized wrapping.

Here's an idea from last Christmas...

A couple of decorated brown paper bags! Nice & quick to do last minute!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Time for a sketch!

Carol's Sketch Fun is back after a bit of a break & I just HAD to join in again!

Stampin Up 'Always Elegant' Stamp embossed in silver embossing powder; Craftwork Cards Silver Embossed Toppers; Pink Paislee Artisan Tape; Autumn Leaves Greetings Rub-ons.

Here's Carol's ace sketch...

Autumn Swap Goodies.

So ages ago (back in Oct!!!) I participated in Relyn's Autumn themed swap & I thought it about time I shared with you what I received.  I was very lucky to get paired with Patti... please take the time to look at her wonderful blog, that girl writes some beautiful poetry! Anyway...I really enjoyed making & buying for her.  You can see what I sent her here.  And imagine my excitement when this big 12"x12" box arrived!!!

Filled to the brim with stash...

There was so much in there!!!  And all tailored to the 'likes' I'd told Patti about.  I'll let the pics do the talking...

And how STUNNING are these!!!  I adore that little leaf charm!

And she'd made this beautiful card set too...

And as if that wasn't enough, this awesome card & tag bookmark...

Such a talented lady!  And I'm so happy to have found a new friend from accross the pond!  THANK YOU sooooo much Patti! :)

Friday, 3 December 2010

It's all about the sentiment...

...over at Polka Doodles this week.

My card uses two of the new stamp sets.  I've created my own backing paper by stamping the dandelion stamp from the Garden Neighbours Stamp Sheet onto paper from the Love And Cherish CD in black ink. The sentiment & frame are from the Sensational Sentiments Stamp Sheet & have been stamped in black onto white card along with another dandelion & then all have been coloured with different shades of pink Promarkers.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

And the winner is....

gocanucksgo at Crafty Creations

Yes, you've won my Polka Doodles blog hop candy!!!  You lucky, lucky thing!   Please email me at with your address details & I'll get the parcel out to you ASAP.  Congratulations! 

And everyone else remember to check in to the Polka Doodles Challenge blog to see if you've won the main prize or any of the other Design Team Candy.  I do hope you all had fun hopping along. :)

I thought I'd take this chance to share a Polka Doodles card with you.  This one was made way back in the summer...

I've used Fairy Flutterfly Babsie & coloured her with Gold & Silver Promarker pens before sitting her on top of a tree made from scraps of Polka Doodles papers.  I think she makes a rather cool Christmas Fairy! 

Friday, 26 November 2010

Polka Doodles Night Before Christmas Challenge

It's all about Christmas for this week's Polka Doodles Challenge, taking inspiration for the Clement Moore Poem 'Twas the night before Christmas'...

"When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer."

I've used the pre-coloured sleigh from the Paper Boutique Creative Christmas CD & blinged it up with loads of glitter!  The spotty & snowflake papers are from the Sundae of Seasons CD.  I've also added some doodling with Silver Promarker pen which is a little hard to see in the pic. 

Don't forget the blog hop is still running until Sunday, click here for the main post or scroll down for my post on it.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A quick & simple card for all my American friends & family! 

I'm thankful for each & every one of you!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Polka Doodles on Create & Craft TV

Nikky from Polka Doodles will be on Create & Craft TV tomorrow (fri) at 8am launching some brand new lovely products so make sure you tune in!  Just thought you might like a sneaky peek at what's on offer...

*If you're here for the blog hop scroll down to the post below.*

Friday, 19 November 2010


So the big day has finally arrived....the start of the Polka Doodles Blog Hop!

But before I reveal the huge selection of goodies I have to give away I'd like to share with you my challenge project for this week.  The theme is the reason behind the blog say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our supporters & followers because you all really are fabulous...

I've decorated a box of chocs using elements from the Sundae of Seasons CD.  I've even left an aperture in the back of the box so you can see what the selection is...

And when I say 'you', it really could be you, as I'll be adding this box of chocs in with my blog hop winners parcel.

So if you're in the hop you should have arrived here from Emma's beautiful blog.  My letter is 'I' and your next stop is the ever so talented Ruth.  If you've joined the hop here you can find the full list of stops on the challenge site. If you collect all the letters, one from each stop on the blog hop, you should have a word which will entitle you to be in with a change of winning the prize on the main challenge blog & don't forget each stop on the way has extra candy to win too!  Speaking of which, would you like to win this little lot???

That's the Paper Boutique Vol II Creative Christmas CD 
Fru Fru Ribbon pack in Purple Haze
Season's Greeting Button Rubber Stamp
Four Snowflakes Rubber Stamp Set
Doodle Dewdrops

All courtesy of the wonderful Nikky over at Polka Doodles HQ

AND I've personally added in this selection of Polka Doodles stamped images, papers & elements from CD's, snowflake decorations, big brads, vintage buttons & Doodle Dewdrops...

To be in with a chance of winning just add a comment to this post by the closing date of Sunday 28th November 12 Noon GMT & your name will go into the draw. Good Luck!

 AND one more AND!  For the duration of the hop, which is 9am Friday 19th November til 12 Noon Sunday 28th November, you can get 10% off at the Polka Doodles Shop by entering HOPPITYHOP10 at the checkout.

Happy Hopping!

*The blog hop has now ended.*

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


From time to time I post a card on here that I love so much I can't bear to give it away!  This is one of those cards...

KI Memories Ice Candy Tile; Doodlebug trim; Papermania Bauble stamp; K&Co stickers.

I actually made this card last year but I'll be bringing it out this season to decorate my craft room.