Friday, 31 August 2012

All Unwrapped

Hi Everyone
It's challenge time again over at  Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge   The theme this month is Anything Goes with no bonus round . You must use something  Recycled in your project. For the past couple of weeks. I have been privileged enough to have been playing and testing out   CS Designs  New Funky Art Doll Kit. Ooh!!!! I have had so much fun with them. They are just sooo!!!!! cute. You can dress them up pose them add different faces and accessories. Anyway for this challenge I decided to use up some of the packaging from parcels that I had received which included Bubble wrap, Brown paper, Corrugated cardboard, Kraft card and string. I printed the art doll template onto the Kraft card also a cs designs Spirrelli round for her hair. I made her clothes and boots from corrugated cardboard and bubble wrap added the string coloured her cute face with pro markers. I found an old watch box which I covered with cardboard and stuffed with bubble wrap. Made the Handle With Care sentiment on my computer, oh and I used brads to join my doll together. Here she is trying to escape.
I will be entering her into the following challenges Always anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes

Monday, 20 August 2012

Friends are angels

Hi Everyone
I was delighted to be asked to be the guest designer for
Challenge # 29  The  theme this  week is a Color challenge - Yellow, Kraft and one other color of your choice. This Week's Sponsors are Robyn's Fetish & Scrapper's Delight. I have used the image Angieangel. I coloured her with my prisma pencils,glittered her wings cut her out and decoupaged to give dimension, then mounted her onto a die cut tag which I embossed . The background paper, flowers and gems are from my stash. The leaves are cut from a die  the butterflies from a punch and last but not least the verse is one of my favourite stamps Friends are angels. I will be entering this into the following challenges  Always anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Use a sentiment Anything goes

Sunday, 19 August 2012

To Dream Of Peace

Hi Everyone
I love this image it is from A cd called A touch of magic by card creations plus and the artist is Linda Ravenscroft. I will be giving this card to my daughter once she has had her baby. I used a round the page Matha Stewart punch added some pearls decoupaged the image and matted it onto some gold mirri. I will be entering this into the following challenges   Always/Anything goes Fantasy or babies Anything goes  Add decoupage  Peace

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Ten Tiny Toes

Hi Everyone
Oh no!!! you sigh not another baby card. Well I just had to make this one. I love the image it is from stictchy bear digital stamps and yes it is for A Grandma and Grandpa (Not long now 5 days and counting.) I coloured the image with pro markers cut it out with a spellbinder die and  matted and layered it onto background papers from my stash. I used button shaped brads as well. I will be entering this into the following challenges Childs play   Make something using a digital image     Always Anything goes Anything goes

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Bobbing Along at the bottom of the...

Hi Everyone
Well It's week two of our fortnightly challenge at Art With No Boundaries  as usual it's Anything goes with a bonus round called Rythm of the sea.
Please go and check out all the other DT,S amazing designs 
I have used Lorely zig zag and curl from  CS Designs   . I  cut a porthole out on my silhouette and placed a square into a round hole! Lorely was coloured with cosmic shimmer iridescent water colours and promarkers.The fish swimming through the seaweed were coloured and cut out from different sized images of Lorely. I added bubbles cut from my silhouette as was the seaweed. The embellishments, fibres, string and beads are from my stash. Thanks for stopping by I will be entering this into the following challenges Anything goes with optional colour Always Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes


Hi Everyone
I have some exciting news for you all. I have been asked by my good friend Elaine to be Design  Team  Leader for her up and coming challenge blog  Eclectic Ellapu. For more info please read the folowing......

Today I Ellapu , do launch a shout out for those slightly mad enough to be on my design team LOL! I aim to have at least 6 DT's to start with. This is a new venture for me and am quite excited about it all.I have my good friend Paula onboard as my Design Team Leader (well that is what she is known as right now.. waiting for her title preference LOL)
I want this challenge blog to encompass all styles of creativity. There will be no set images to use and it will be your own interpretation of the theme set - as long as we can see in what way your project clearly fits the theme! No good trying to pass a fairy off as an alligator!
The challenges will be fortnightly and each DT will produce one project for each challenge.
DT's will host challenges in rotation and have the autonomy to pick the winner. top 3 etc.
I am hoping to have the first challenge up and running the second week in October, date to be decided upon.Those chosen will need to be up and ready for first DT submission for first week in October.
No need for experience to apply, we all have to start somewhere.
If you think you would like to be part of this venture then please link up below. We will enjoy browsing your blogs. Our DT call will end Sept 12. I will announce the unlucky chosen few within the following fortnight after close date. I do hope to see alot of interest in my quest.
Please link up and join in. I don't bite and neither does Paula. Any questions can be left in comment box....

Sunday, 12 August 2012


Hi Everyone
My daughter needed a thank you card like now!!! So I made this for her. The image and backing paper are from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse project book with CD rom. The thanks stamp is from my stash. This is one of those Quick and simple but effective cards where less is more. I will be entering this into the following challenges  Just use white in your project Clean & simple with a sentiment


Hi Everyone 
Well here's another baby card !!!. Everything is on hold here at Pollycraft towers as we await the arrival of  Harry James my 1st Grandchild. Any day now !!! I love this beautiful Digi image from Sugar Nellie called Bambino. He is coloured with Promakers and prisma pencils. I used a  die and it's a boy stamp from stampin up. The backing papers ribbon and pearls are from my stash. I will be entering this card into the following challenges  Anything for August Oh baby Anything goes   Always Anything goes  Anything goes 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

I'm forever blowing bubbles

Hi Everyone
 It's Our fortnightly challenge at Art With No Boundaries as usual it's Anything goes with a bonus round called Rhythm of the Sea.
 I have used three images from CS Designs New oceans sentiment round,Ocean fish and round and Sea nymph round. I stamped the background then used a waterfall embossing folder to give the effect of bubbles. I matted this onto some wire with sequins in it. I decoupaged the fish and ocean also the starfish on the sentiment. Please check out the rest of the teams designs they are amazing and hopefully you will be inspired to join in:o) I will be entering this into the following challenges goes   On the beach/under the sea Anything goes  Anything goes

Sunday, 5 August 2012

We're getting married in the morning

Hi Everyone
I was commisioned to make this wedding card. I had to include the photo which I layered onto a spellbinder die cut out of  mirri. I found some pale blue and grey background paper matted that onto silver mirri. The corners are cut in mirri from a memory box die and the flowers are from my stash. Sentiments printed on my computer.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

You've been framed

Hi Everyone 
  Please come and join us at  Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge  This month it's Anything Goes & Frame It  You must use something recycled in your design
           I have recycled an old frame, painted, crackled and distressed it stamped some leaves around the border. Then coloured and cut out several of the Round Petal Frame from the Express Yourself Series. recycled some buttons and garden string added them to the middles and made flowers. I used the  Path's to A Friend's House Sentiment, stamped and distressed that. Coloured  Chloe and the Big Flower with Prisma pencils cut her out and decoupaged and finally. Embossed her pinafore with flowers  You can find all the wonderful images that I  used by clicking the above links. You can also find more by going to CS Designs   You will also find Lot's of inspiration by checking out  the rest of  teams  designs. I will be entering this card into the following challenges