Heart – Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup

Afternoon, how’s your day been? 

Sharing a little chipboard heart tag made using the Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup stamp set from 



Heart tag, Polkadoodles, Stamp Soup, Lemonade Fizz


Step by Step


1.  Take a chipboard tag, give the tag a quick coat of white gesso. Heat set the gesso.

2. Using black Archival ink and your Lemonade Fizz stamp set, create your flower and stamp your text.

3. Use Faber Castell Gelatos to colour the tag.

4. Seal the Gelatos using Art Deco Matte Medium, I use a cut up sponge and pounce the Matte Medium to avoid merging the Gelatos together.

5. Use a Faber Castell Pitt pen around the edge of the flower,  to create some shade and depth, smudging the ink with your finger or a cotton bud.

6. To frame the tag, use a Faber Castell Pitt pen around the edge and blend with your finger or a cotton bud.

7. Take Graph’it shaker pens in white & gold to add dots to the background.


Don’t forget the new release from Polkadoodles is not just stamps but there’s also CD-ROMs available too. The Stamp Soup bundles also offer the best value for money, click on the piccies below to get yours πŸ™‚



Lemonade Fizz



Lavender Tea



Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚


I’ll be entering the following challenges –


Creative Moments – Challenge #89 ATG

The Sisters of Craft – March Challenge ATG 

Just Keep On Crafting –  March Challenge ATG






Stamp Soup from Polkadoodles

Morning all, how are we today? I’m super excited today coz it’s the launch of some fab news goodies from Polkadoodles


You can see Nikky Hall, from Polkadoodles, over on Create and Craft (Freeview ch 36, Sky 679 and online at Create and Craft here) launching the gorgeous new Stamp Soup sets, Lavender Tea and Lemonade Fizz, at 9am and there’s a second show at 1pm.


I loved working with these stamps, so many possibilities and I made a lot of samples with these so over the coming days I’ll be sharing the samples I made and you’ll be seeing a lot more of these stamps in my art journals & mixed media makes πŸ™‚ 

 Stamp Soup, Lavender Tea/Lemonade Fizz, Polkadoodles




Step by Step


1. Die cut a circle from watercolour card. Stamp your images from the Polkadoodles Stamp Soup set using black Archival ink.

2. Once the ink is throughly, using Pebeo Drawing Gum (masking fluid) to mask the stamped images.

3. Once the Drawing Gum is dry, take you fluid acrylic ink sprays and spray the background, I’ve used purple, orange and yellow spray inks in the background.

4. Heat set the spray inks and remove the Drawing Gum, colour the your flowers created with the Polkadoodle Stamp Soup. I’ve used Faber Castell Pitt Pens, Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils and a Graph’it white shaker pen. 

5. Frame the edge of the cardstock with Black Soot Distress Ink and a wiggly line, I used a black Copic mult-liner pen.

6. Mount onto to your card blank, I used a die to cut my circular card black and black card stock.

7. Added Glossy Accents to the vines and spores.


Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚


I’ll be entering the following challenges – 

Moving Along With The Times – Challenge In The Garden

Through The Purple Haze – Challenge 97 Add Some Warm Colours

Stamps & Stencils – Challenge Spring Is in The Air

Love 2 Create – Challenge #6 ATG Mixed Media

Rubber Dance –  March Challenge White, Green & Orange




Art Journal Cover – Winnie Sugar Sprinkles

Evening, how are we all? 

I’ve been busy, busy preparing samples for the launch of two brand new stamp sets from Polkadoodles tomorrow on Create and Craft. I can’t share the makes yet but I’ll be sharing shortly πŸ™‚ The lovely Nikky Hall, from Polkadoodles, has two shows tomorrow on Create and Craft (Freeview Ch 36, Sky 679 or watch online here) at 9am and 1pm, the new goodies are fabulous.

Today I finished off the cover for my A5 art journal, I used one of the b&w digi stamps from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection from Polkadoodles, the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection is available on CD-ROM (from the 21st March) or as an instant download, individual elements from the collection are also available here.


Winnie Sugar Sprinkles, Polkadoodles, art journal cover


Step by Step

1. Trimmed white card stock to slightly smaller than the A5 journal. Coloured the background using Creative Expressions Colour Cloud inks.

2. Used various stencils from Tim Holtz & Imagination Crafts to add interest to the background, using the Colour Clouds ink.

3. Used various stamps from Indigo Blu, Inkylicious, Tim Holtz & Do Crafts to add further dimension & interest to the background, again using the Colour Cloud inks.

4. Winnie Sugar Sprinkles was printed onto Ultimate Graphics paper, from Polkadoodles, and coloured her using Copic pens. I added white dots on her dress and bow using a Graph’it white shaker pen.

5. The sentiment, from a Dyan Reaveley clear stamp set, was stamped with black Archival ink and coloured with the Colour Cloud inks.

6. I cut out Winnie Sugar Sprinkles and the sentiment and adhered to my background using Art Deco Matte Medium.

7. I used Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Derwent Inktense pencils around the edge of the sentiment and Winnie to make them stand out from the background.

8. To finish I edged the cardstock with a Colour Cloud ink, used a black Copics multi liner pen to add the wiggly border and a white Graph’it shaker pen to add the dots around the edge to frame the piece.

8. Finally I add a border, using a Tonic border punch, to the top and bottom of the piece and adhered to the front of the art journal using red super sticky DS tape.

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚


I’ll be entering the following challenges – 

Jade’s Sparkling Butterflies – Challenge #15 ATG/Use a punch or die cut

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Challenge Use die cuts or punches

The Crafty Addicts – Challenge #11 ATG





Thank God For Tea! Art Journal page

Afternoon, hope you’ve all had an enjoyable weekend!

I’m sharing another Art Journal page, the subject of the page is tea, did you guess??

I lurvvveeee tea, it’s my favourite beverage πŸ™‚ Ironically, I can’t make a decent cuppa of tea!! Fortunately, my hubby makes the best cuppa every, despite the fact he doesn’t drink tea.

Polkadoodles launched a new collection at the weekend, Winnie Sugar Sprinkles, and when I saw the digi stamp of the tea cups in the collection and just had to make something using them. The tea cups also reminded me of a fabulous quote about tea which just about sums up my tea-aholic nature.


Thanks God For Tea! Art Journal page, Polkadoodles, Winnie Sugar Sprinkles 

 Step By Step

1. I gave the page a quick coat of white gesso and once dry I applied Faber Castell Gelatos, in yellow, red & orange.

2. The FC  Gelatos are water based and I wanted to seal them so I applied a coat of Art Deco Matte Medium. I pounced the Matte Medium on with a sponge because, as mentioned before Gelatos are water based, so would dilute and move with the Matte Medium.

3. I used various rubber stamps and stencils on the background to add interest, using Archival inks. I also added a few random dotty sections using a Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt pen in black and white.

4. I also used a heart stencil from Clarity Stamps, with a red FC Big Brush Pitt pen and then emphasized the heart with a black FC Pitt pen, smuding the edges a little.

5. I printed out the digi stamp of the tea cups, from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection, coloured with Copics and fussy cut. To embellish further I used a white FC Big Brush Pitt pen to add the dots to the tea cups.

6. The quote was typed up on my PC, printed out and snipped. I coloured the quote pieces using fluid acrylic ink sprays.

7.  I adhered the tea cups and quote using Art Deco Matte Medium.

8. To make the teacups and quote pop on the page, I used the FC Pitt pens to edge around the images and smudged the ink to soften the edges.



If you want to see more of the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection, click on the piccie below to pop on over to the Polkadoodles website.




I’ll be entering the following challenges –


Crafting When We Can – Challenge #113 Use A Digital Stamp ( The tea cup stack is a digi)

Mixed Media World – Challenge #11 Love Is In The Air

We Love 2 Create – Challenge #5 ATG Mixed Media





Art Journal – Winnie Sugar Sprinkles


Afternoon, are you having a good weekend? Have you managed to do any crafting?

I’ve been at my craft desk, I’ve made another page for one of Art Journals. 



Art journal - Winnie Sugar Sprinkles - Polkadoodles


Step by Step


1. To make the background for my art journal page I used watercolour card, cut to A5. I used my fluid acrylic ink sprays, in yellow, red, purple & orange, and sprayed liberally.

2. I used a variety of stamps, from Hobby Art & Tim Holtz, to add some texture to the background using Archival and Versafine inks.

3. Used Imagination Craft & Tim Holtz stencils to add more interest to the background, using Archival inks and a white Graph-it Shaker pen.

4. The super cute character is a digi stamp from Polkadoodles , as is the text. I printed out character and coloured her with Copic pens. 

5. I cut out Winnie and adhered to my page using Art Deco Matte Medium. Using Faber Castell Pitt pens to make Winnie pop on the page, by going around the edge of the cutout.

6. Adhered the text using Art Deco Matte Medium and used FC Pitt pens to coloured the text. I used a Copic Multi Liner pen to add a frame around the text pieces.

7. Added a few paper flowers with flat back pearls to finish the page.




The character and text are from the new release from Polkadoodles, Winnie Sugar Sprinkles.

There’s a jammed packed Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection available, either as an instant download or on CD-Rom, or if you just want elements from the collection there are individual downloads available too πŸ™‚

Click on the photo below to be taken to the straight to the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles collection on the Polkadoodles website.




I’ll be entering the following challenges –


Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – #53 M is for Mixed Media

Scrappers Delight Challenge – #52 ATG 

Let’s Color Linky Party -#4 ATG with something colored