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.