Digi Choosday – Week 30 – Punches/Die Cuts

Morning, hope your wide awake or that you’ve got your sunglasses, it’s bright make for this weeks Digi Choosday challenge.

The challenge this week is Anything Goes optional – Punches/Die Cuts, I chose some Sizzix arrow dies to incorporate into an art journal page I wanted to make.

I bought the Polkadoodles Science bundle, a few weeks back, and when I saw the pre-coloured light bulb image I knew exactly how I wanted to use it.



I started by sizing the light bulb image, in a graphics program, to fit the A4 journal page. I also duplicated the resized image and with the effects options, in my graphics program, I turned into a black and white image.

I created the text in the graphics program.

Cut out the light bulbs and text.

Took acrylic paints in yellow, orange and lime green to create the base of the background.

Used the same paint colours plus black with various stencils to add some interest to the background.

Used Archival and Stazon inks to stamp various texture stamps.

Stamped the arrows onto white card stock and die cut, it’s a Sizzix/Tim Holtz set called Here and There.

Adhered the light bulbs, text & die cuts to the art journal page.

Used a black Sakura Micron pen around the edge of the text.

Used Faber Castell Pitt pens around the lit light bulb.



You can find the pre-coloured light bulb in the Polkadoodles instant download Science bundle




 Or if you want the full collection you can find the light bulb in the Work and Play 12 full collection, available on CD-ROM or as an instant download.





 Don’t forget that not only is Tuesday the start of a new challenge at Digi Choosday but it’s also the day to get you discount code, pop on over to Digi Choosday to get the code valid for today only!





I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Craft Your Passion – #322 Anything Goes

Crafting From The Heart – #122 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination – #95 Anything Goes



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Afternoon, another make using some of my new crafty buys from Crafting Live Doncaster.

Had a play with some of my new Card-io stamps.



Die cut an oval, a Tattered Lace die, from some scrap card to create a mask for the text area.

Cut a piece of white card stock to fit an 8×8″ card blank.

Laid the oval mask on the card stock and used Adirondack inks and Inkylicious ink dusters to create the background colour.

Removed the mask and stamped the scene using various Card-io stamps sets, using black Versafine ink.

Used a black Sakura Micron to edge the oval, stamped the text, also a Card-io stamp, using black Versafine ink.

Added some sparkle to the cobweb using a clear Sakura Stardust pen.

Used Black Soot Distress ink around the edge of the scene.

Mounted onto the card blank using 3D foam pads.

Used a black Sakura Micron pen to create a border around the scene.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Sweet Stampin’ – 23/7 Outdoors

Little Claire’s Designs – #71 ATG 

Di’s Digi Designs – 15/7 Hot/Bright Colours


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Butterfly Meadow

Afternoon, sharing another make using some of my new crafty goodies bought at the Crafting Live Doncaster show.

Bought quite a few Card-io stamp sets at the show, even bought some Xmas ones so I will get started on my Xmas cards before December!!! This card uses a few different sets plus some Card-io stamps that I already had in my stash 🙂



Step by Step

1. Cut white card stock to fit 6×6″ card blank. Created the background colour using Inkylicious ink dusters and Adirondack ink pads.

2. Used various stamps from Card-io, stamping in shades of greens, browns & black, to create the scene.

3. Used a Sakura clear Stardust pen to add some sparkle to the cobweb. Used a brown fine liner pen to attach my stamped spider to the cobweb.

4. Edge the card using a blender and Black Soot Distress ink pad.

5. Matted the scene onto green card stock using 3D foam pads, adhered to the card blank using DS tape.



I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Little Claire’s Designs – 71 ATG

Simply Papercraft – #33 ATG 

Crafting With An Attitude – #17 ATG


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Dragonfly Wishes

Morning, thank goodness it’s Friday!!

Sharing a make using the remaining card from the master board I create yesterday. I bought lots of new crafty stash at the Crafting Live show in Doncaster, had a brilliant time as always. So wish I was at the Crafting Live show at Sandown this weekend!! Part of the new crafty haul includes some new Sweet Poppy stencils, just lurvvvve this new dragonfly stencil. I used black glossy dimensional paste, from Sweet Poppy, and whilst the paste was still wet added various delicious Sweet Poppy glitters, in various blues, greens, pinks etc. sadly, my photography doesn’t show the glitter at its best! The sentiment is from a text stamp set by Clearly Besotted stamps.



I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Cardz 4 Galz – #27 No Patterned Paper (background made using acrylic paint, rubber stamps & stencils)

Crafting With An Attitude – #17 ATG 

Creative Knockouts – #151 Birthday Wishes


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Evening, hope your all keeping well and the current heat wave isn’t bothering you too much, enjoying the sunshine but if it would cool down at night that would be perfect!


I had a play with my acrylic paints again and created a master board, which is simply making a background design on a large piece of card stock/paperthat you can chop up and make lots of smaller projects, I’m sure there is a fancy description out there but I don’t do fancy!

My first make using part of the master board is an 8×8″ card using the gorgeous new Polkadoodles Tropical Underworld stamp set.




You can see the new Polkadoodles Oceana Paradise release here




Polkadoodles – Tropical Underworld stamp set


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Girls Creations – #23 ATG

Fashionable Stamping – #113 Under The Sea

Delicious Doodles – July Beside The Sea


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