Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 49 – Anything Goes

 Morning everyone, thanks for stopping by, I know how busy this time of the year can get!!!

It’s challenge time over on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

The challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ and  we’d love to see your makes over on the blog, there’s a prize for the winner of the challenge.

For this weeks challenge, I’ve made a mini wreath using the Polkadoodles Super Sprigs die, I also used the snowflakes from the  Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection stamp sets and the oval frame from the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set.



Step By Step

1. Cut two circles from white card stock, one to create the base for the wreath and the second to cover the ribbon attachment.

2. Cut 18 sprigs using the Polkadoodles Super Sprigs die from white card stock.

3. Coloured the large sprigs with a light blue Copic pen, left the smaller sprigs white.

4. Glued the larger light blue sprigs around the edge of the circle.

5. Glued the smaller white sprigs randomly between the larger light blue sprigs.

6. Cut the oval frame, using the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set, from white card stock.

7. Stamped the ‘Wishes’ sentiment, from a Clearly Besotted stamp set, in light blue Memento ink on the oval die cut.

8. Stamped the snowflakes, from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection, in light blue Memento ink on the oval die cut.

9. Used some wooden alphabet letters, pressed into a Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with a WOW silver glitter embossing powder.

10. Attached a blue ribbon for the hanging to the back of the wreath, using red super sticky DS tape.

11. Adhered the second circle to cover the ribbon attachment.

12. Adhered the oval to the centre of the wreath using Pinflair 3D glue gel.

13. Glued the ‘Xmas’ letters to the oval using dries clear glue.

14. Used 3D pearls in light blue on the wreath and added some clear glitter before the 3D pearls dried.


Polkadoodles Super Sprigs die



Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set



Polkadoodles Festive Christmas Collection – CD-Rom and 2 clear stamp sets





I’ll be entering the following challenges –

A Vintage Journey – December Winter Magic

Craft For The Craic – December Christmas Anything But A Card

Crafting With Friends – #33 Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping and I hope we will see your makes over on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge blog.



Don’t Do It!!!


Got my crafty mitts on some Dylusion paints, lurveeeee them and I need the rest of the colours!

This is an A5 journal, very good paper in the book and it was very inexpensive, my only bug bear is that it doesn’t lie flat when opened. In all fairness though it is more of a sketch book so it wasn’t made to lie flat when opened and I do know this so why I choose to do a double spread knowing I would have problems stamping or stencilling in the spine was a ditsy thing to do. I’ve got a couple of the Dylusion journals now which do lie flat when opened so problem solved for double spreads!!



Step by Step

Used Dylusions paints, in tamgerine dream, bubblegum pink, postbox red and lemon zest, with a blending tool to apply the colour to the art journal page.

Used various Dylusion stencils with the Dylusions paints, as above plus Black Marble Dylusion paint, to add interest to the background.

Used the White Linen Dylusion paint with a Sheena Douglass stamp.

Used Dylusion stamps with Archival inks, in pink and black.

Stamped the character using black Memento ink onto white card stock, coloured with Copic markers.

Stamped the text using black Archival ink onto white card stock.

Used a white gel pen to colour the borders and highlight some of the stencilled sections of the page.

Cut out the text and character and adhered to the journal page, using DecoArt Matte Medium.


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Creative Moments – #99 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination – #97 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp – 27/7 Anything Goes 


Thanks for stopping by 💋





Under The Sea

Afternoon, hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

I’ve been trying to stick to a crafty stash diet, no shopping for the past few weeks because I’m visiting the Doncaster Crafting Live show, yippee. It’s on this coming Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July, I’ll be helping out at the workshops on the Friday, another sell out workshop day, and then I get to visit the show and shop on the Saturday, happy dance 😃



However, I gave into temptation this weekend with the release of the new Winnie collection from Polkadoodles, Starfish and Sandcastles. Bought the VIP XXL Value download bundle, well it was a bargain and I just loved all the gorgeous makes from the launch party on the Polkadoodles FB Group, you can see the stunning makes from my teamies here.



Got the acrylic paints out and created a page in one of art journals, using digis from the Starfish and Sancastles VIP bundle. The background was created using Liquitex acrylic paints, used Bee Crafty bubbles stamp with blue archival ink to add some interest to the background. I used various scroll stamps, Creative Expressions and Stampendous, to create the foliage/seaweed on the floor on the sea using archival inks and Versamark ink with mica powders, also used a stamp from Indigo Blu Circle Dot background to create some interest on the sea bed. I coloured the digi stamps, from the Polkadoodles Starfish and Sandcastles, with Copic alcohol markers and fussy cut but adhering with Deco Art Matte Medium. The text is also from Polkadoodles Starfish and Sandcastles digital collection. Finally used white gesso and an Imagination Crafts to add the bubbles.



I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Artistic Inspirations – #160 ATG








Digi Choosday – Week 26 – Add Some Bling

Morning, it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday.

This weeks challenge is ‘Add some Bling’, I hope you’ve got your sunglasses to hand for my make. Not only have I got the glitter out but it’s quite a bold, colourful art journal page 😎



Step by Step

1. Used Liquitex acrylic paints in various colours to make the base for my background. Heat set the paints using a heat gun.

2. Used various stencils, from Imagination Crafts, Clarity Stamps & Bee Crafty, along with black & white acrylic paints and a sponge to add interest to the background.

3. To add further interest and depth to the background, used stamps, from Tim Holtz & Creative Expressions, with black Versafine ink. Heat set the stamping.

4. Went around the stencilled splodges with a white gel pen, also highlighted the stencilled chevron with a white gel pen.

5. Used a graphics program to size and crop the Polkadoodles Dollie Daydream Kawaii digi stamp, to fit my A4 journal page.

6. Printed onto Ultimate Graphic paper and coloured with Copic markers. Used a Sakura Stardust pen to add some sparkle to the ribbon, hair wraps & scarf. Fussy cut out the coloured image.

7. Using an off cut of paper, painted it with Liquitex yellow acrylic paint. Heat set the paint and stamped a Tim Holtz text stamp with black Versafine ink and used clear embossing powder and heated. Used Sheena Douglass texture stamp around the edge of the text using a black Versafine ink, heat set the ink.

8. Adhered the text and Dollie Daydream image to the journal page, using DecoArt Matte Medium. Used Faber Castell Pitt pens around the edge of the text and Dollie Daydream to add some shadow.

9. Drew three hearts on the page using a white gel pen, used Rangers Glossy Accents to fill the hearts and sprinkled glitter over the Glossy Accents whilst wet.


Dollie Daydream Kawaii is available as an individual digi stamp or you can get her in the full Dollie Daydream Goes East , along with lots of other yummy digi stamps, papers, embellishments and so much more. Click on the piccies below to be taken to the Polkadoodles website.





Dollie Daydream Goes East CD-ROM



Dollie Daydream Goes East Download Collection



Don’t forget to get the discount code, valid for today only, to use at Polkadoodles, who doesn’t love a saving!!! Just click on the piccie below to be taken to the Digi Choosday challenge, for the details of the challenge, lots more inspiration and the discount code 😃




I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Sentiments Designs – ATG 28/6

Lemon Shortbread – ATG #18 

Artistic Inspirations – ATG #159


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My House Mixed Media Canvas

Afternoon, how’s your day been? Had a grotty morning but cheered myself up watching a Pink Panther movie!!


Today’s share is a mixed media canvas using Polkadoodles Little Kingdom stamp set.


I created the background on the canvas board using Faber Castell Gelatos, used stencil and some gesso to create the circles in background. Once the background was completely dry, I added some colour to the circles using FC Gelatos and used a Time Holtz stencil and Archival ink to add the numbers. Emphasised the circles using a brown Gelato. To create more interest and depth to the background used various texture stamps and Archival ink, also used some white gesso with a stencil to add the hexagons. I created the house using stamps from the Polkadoodles Little Kingdom stamp set and black Memento ink, I used Ultimate Graphic paper to stamp out the design and coloured with Copic markers. Fussy cut the house out and adhered to the canvas board using DecorArt Matte Medium. Stamped the tree and flowers directly on the canvas board using Archival ink and stamps from the Little Kingdom stamp set, coloured with Faber Castell Pitt Pens. Sealed the whole canvas using DecoArt Matte Medium, once the Matte Medium was completely dry used FC Pitt Pens to add some shadow and depth around and under the house and tree. Finally used some liquid pearls to add some interest to the tree and the roof.

The Little Kingdom collection, stamp set and digital collection are available at Polkadoodles, click on the piccie below to be taken to the Pokadoodles website.




I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting With An Attitude – #16 ATG

Little Miss Muffet Challenges – #140 ATG


Thanks for stopping by ❤️