Tuesday 28 June 2022

Bella bear pulling up daisies with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone……wishing you all a lovely Tuesday with lots of sunshine.



I'm back today with another Polkadoodles Design Team project for the Digi Choosday Tuesday Challenge 

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Every Tuesday is DIGI CHOOSDAY! over at Polkadoodles which means not only a brand new crafty 'Anything goes' challenge but also that you get an amazing discount off all crafty printable downloads until midnight today! 
 

To take advantage of the offer head over to the blog to find the discount offer for today and also to enter the challenge!

DON'T MISS IT
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This week the DT was asked to design a card using bright colours and couldn't resist using the very cute Bella Bear Pulling up Daisies. She also comes as a beautiful pre-coloured image if you haven't got much time to create or simply don't like to colour.

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As you all probably know I love using bright and cheerful colours in my projects, so I decided to turn the daises into brightly coloured tropical flowers rather than traditional white daisies and am really pleased with how the image turned out. Doesn't Bella look so sweet surrounded by all those brightly coloured flowers. 

To create this card I started by resizing the black and white image to suit a 5 x 7 card base, printed it out twice and then coloured it up using my Promarkers, to give me extra flowers and an extra butterfly to add to my design.  The images were then fussy cut ready for layering up later on.

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Next, I created my background, using strips of card as masks to give a torn edge effect and then using my distress inks blended over the top.  Some watered down distress inks were then been splattered over the background along with some iridescent medium to add a little extra sparkle and texture. 

I then die cut a torn edged frame from plain white card to add to my  panel, to create the illusion of looking through a window at the scene.

My card sentiment is taken from the Winnie Daisy greetings, quotes and sentiments pack which I've printed onto vellum and then die cut using a stitched edge cloud shaped die - I've added an extra layer of vellum behind so that the greeting stands out more.

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I used the butterfly from the image to trace extra wings onto vellum using a purple fine liner pen and then used a clear sparkle pen to add sparkle and tint the wings before adhering these to my coloured butterflies.

I layered the background panel onto a piece of black card, leaving a narrow border and then simply assembled the card, using adhesive foam tape to give added dimension to the design.

I love how vibrant the flowers look in the design and I added glossy accents to the centres and scattered a few sequins on the card for extra shine!









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I hope you liked my card for today and will join us with this challenge over at the DIGI CHOOSDAY BLOG!



Hasta luego πŸ‘‹ 

Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Bella Bear pulling up daisies 
Distress inks - candies apple, carved pumpkin, fossilised amber
Polkadoodles Sentiment - Winnie Daisy greetings, quotes and sentiments pack
Promarkers - see below
LHC Mini Slimline collection dies - Swirling daisy
LHC dies - Set the Scene - garden greenery - Cloud die
Winsor & Newton Iridescent medium
Stabilo fine liner pen - purple
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black
White Posca pen
Glossy accents
Spectrum Noir sparkle pen - clear
Craftelier sequins
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Promarkers used:

Bella: Cocoa, burnt sienna (nose) Pale pink ( feet, cheeks, ears), caramel, praline, sandstone

Daisies: Hot pink, mandarin, yellow, primrose, pumpkin

Leaves: Forest green, lime green

Butterflies: lilac, blender pen, shale, warm grey3

Roses: lilac , purple
 
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I am entering this card in the following challenges:












Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

Wendy x

Thursday 23 June 2022

Sending a rainbow of hugs


Hello everyone I hope that you are having a lovely day.

I am back today on my blog to share a very quick but bright and cheerful card that I've made simply using some card scraps.  

I was making an inky background for another project that Ill be sharing very soon and had some torn paper strips so decided rather than wasting them I would add them to a card to make this background.  

I love the effect and texture that the torn edges have given to the panel.

All it needed to finish off the card was a simple large sentiment which I have die cut in black card, the shadow layer behind has been cut from vellum.  I stamped the sub-sentiment and finally added a little bling.


Card recipe:

Distress ink - Picked raspberry, candied apple, carved pumpkin, fossilised amber, twisted citron
Simon Says Stamp hugs die & shadow layer
Simon Says Stamp - Garden Greetings stamps
Pinkfresh Studio essentials dies - diagonal stitched rectangles
Craftelier sequins



Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment below.


 Wendy x

Friday 17 June 2022

Tiger with flowers from Di’s Digis


Hello everyone I hope that you are having a lovely Friday….. it’s a bit hot here today somewhere around 40C so it’s all about staying cool and keeping rehydrated… lots of lovely water and cups of tea for me ❤️

We’ve had loads of problems this week with our drinking water supply pipe to the house bursting at different points, the water pressure has been turned up in the town and our pipes haven’t liked it at all …..so poor JJ has been digging lots of holes in concrete to temporarily fix the pipe until after the summer when it’s cooled down a little…. and we can get our plumber in to fix it properly…..It’s sadly going to be a huge job to replace the whole pipe…. 😒😒

Hey Ho… campo life in Spain!

I’ve just finished this card for a challenge on a blog for DisDigiStamps ….. The artist Diane Carubia has some beautiful and very cute designs so I chose this Tiger with flowers for my card today.

He’s been coloured in with my Promarkers and then I’ve layered him up in the hills and grass which I’ve cut using my dies from Lisa Horton Crafts .  The challenge was to ‘show some sunshine ☀️’ so I’ve created a sunny background with my distress ink and lots of masking.
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Card recipe:
Disdigistamps - Tiger with flowers 
Promarkers (see below)
Distress ink - fossilised amber, twisted citron
Sentiment stamp from a magazine 
LHC dies - Edgecutz essential edges
LHC dies - set the scene - garden greenery 
Spellbinders circular die
Crafters companion flower die - kimono collection 
Tonic Nuvo crystal drops- ripened pumpkin 
Sakura gelly roll pen - white
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Promarkers used :

Tiger: umber, warm grey, shale, burnt orange,spice,ginger, mandarin, honeycomb,satin, vanilla, putty, pale pink

Hibiscus: burgundy, ruby,lipstick red

Monstera: forest green, bright green, leaf green

Calla: soft green, turquoise 

Flower: fuchsia pink, blossom 

Leaf: marine, turquoise, soft green 



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

















Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment below.


 Wendy x

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Just because...Who needs an excuse for a cake ! with Polkadoodles


Hello everyone……wishing you all a lovely day today.

I mentioned last week that I had some exciting news to share with you and today is the day I can tell you all what it is.....πŸ™Œ

I've been a Polkadoodles fan for many, many years and I am so excited and honoured to say that I am joining the amazing Polkadoodles Design Team and today is my first project for them for the Digi Choosday Tuesday Challenge 


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Every Tuesday is DIGI CHOOSDAY! over at Polkadoodles which means not only a brand new crafty 'Anything goes' challenge but also that you get an amazing discount off all crafty printable downloads until midnight today!  

To take advantage of the offer head over to the blog to find the offer discount for today and to enter the challenge!

DON'T MISS IT!
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This week the DT was asked to design a card with the theme of Just Because so I decided for my first project to use one of the beautiful pre-coloured cupcakes - Cherry Chocolate Sundae Cupcake after all who needs an excuse for a yummy cake!

I printed out the image 3 times after re-sizing it to suit an A2(4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card blank in my graphics software and then fussy cut the image and decoupaged it, using foam tape to create a 3D looking cup cake.

I created a little flag sentiment to add to my cake from the Winnie Daisy greetings, quotes and sentiments pack and then decided to add glossy accents to make the chocolate sauce shine - I think it makes the chocolate look good enough to eat!

I used a stitched die to cut a heart shape from the Winnie Sunshine Delights 6"X 6" Paper Pack 1 to sit behind my cupcake and added a little paper doily behind too.

The background panel for my card is a simple white die cut panel that I have added Aged Rose Frantage / Embossing Enamel to to resemble sprinkles on my cake.

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I've used the same cupcake image and another sentiment from the pack to the inside of my card to finish it off.







I hope you liked my card for today and will join us with this challenge over at the DIGI CHOOSDAY BLOG!


Hasta luego πŸ‘‹ 

Enjoy the rest of your day 

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Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Cherry Chocolate Sundae Cupcake 
Polkadoodles 
Digi Printable Paper - Winnie Sunshine Delights 6"X 6" Paper Pack 1
Polkadoodles Sentiment - Winnie Daisy greetings, quotes and sentiments pack
Stampendous - Frantage Aged Rose Embossing Enamel
LHC Nested stitched Heart Die
Pinkfresh Studio - Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die 
Glossy accents
Spectrum Noir sparkle pen - clear, lichen
Paper doily


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Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment below. 


Wendy x

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Ellie with Ice Cream from Pink Gem Designs


Hello everyone I hope that you are having a lovely day….. I had my Spanish class this morning which went well and I’m just chilling before I make lunch then I’m off for a walk at 7pm with the town’s walking group….. the temperature here is ramping up and work around the garden is getting slower and we are having to stop earlier each day.

We had our first acequia water yesterday for weeks… we are supposed to get 3 hours every Wednesday afternoon…. It’s the water that we can use to irrigate the garden and the olive trees etc…. But our acequia isn’t one of the better ones in the area sadly and doesn’t run for very long each year…. It definitely makes you appreciate water and Rain living here !

Here is a cute easel card that I’ve made using a freebie digital stamp from Pink Gem Designs called Ellie and ice cream.

I’ve used my Promarkers to colour her in and created a heart shaped easel card with a dies from Lisa Horton Crafts 

The papers and ice cream toppers are from an old set from my stash from a magazine in 2014 πŸ™„ but I thought were perfect for this card.

The sentiment and flower are from a Polkadoodles collection.

Enjoy the rest of your day 🍦 🍦 

Hasta luego 

Card recipe:
Pink Gem Designs - Ellie and ice cream 
Promarkers (see below for colours)
Distress inks - fossilised amber, picked raspberry
Craftwork cards stencil - script and lace
LHC dies - Nested stitched hearts
Tonic corner rounder
Polkadoodles sentiment - Winnie Daisy fairy 
Spectrum noir sparkle pens - clear, firefly, cornflower blue, pink garnet 
Enamel dots - local shop
Spectrum noir colorista pen - magenta
Tonic Nuvo crystal drops - dandelion yellow  
Sakura gelly roll pen - white
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Promarkers used :

Skin: Almond, blush, oatmeal , soft peach, dusky rose

Blush: pale pink

Hair: vanilla, caramel, sandstone,umber 

Dress: lavender, lilac, bluebell

Shoes: hot pink, carmine, ice grey 1,3,5

Flowers: mandarin , orange, hot pink, pale pink 

Hat: vanilla, pastel yellow, mustard, gold (Turner’s yellow blend from Kit and Clowder Online Colouring Classes

Ice cream cone: caramel, sandstone 

Ice cream: turquoise, mint green, pastel green 

Chocolate: umber, caramel, sandstone 




Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

 Wendy x

Sunday 5 June 2022

Just wanted to say……Thanks

Hello everyone…… I hope that you’ve had a lovely weekend and for those in the U.K. that you have enjoyed the platinum Jubilee celebrations ☀️ 

We’ve been busy again this weekend πŸ™„πŸ™„building a new pergola at the pool and trying to get on top of some long overdue weeding.  The house painting is well underway and it’s even starting to look white again! 

I thought I’d share the other card that I’ve made for my son Jack to give to his other manager when he leaves….the only inspiration from Jack for this one was ‘he likes to sleep’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™„πŸ™„…. So I decided to keep it simple and created one of my kitchen roll cards…. These are so simple to create but I think perfect…. Especially for those boys.

This time I decided to use a 3D embossing folder and a large word die from Lisa Horton Crafts . I’ve created an ombrΓ© effect for my word using distress inks and then stacked 3 extra die cuts behind the word for dimension. I decided to add a vellum shadow layer behind the word too for a little extra definition.

I’ve got some very exciting news to share with you all soon…. Can’t wait to tell you what but I’m m going to have to sit on my hands and not spill the beans for now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Hasta luego πŸ‘‹ 

Enjoy the rest of your day ☀️

Card recipe:
LHC 3D  embossing folder - prism
LHC Squiggled script sentiment dies
LHC sentiment strip 
Kitchen roll mop up sheet
Distress inks - mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet 
Pinkfresh Studio dies - diagonal stitched rectangles 
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Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

 Wendy x

Thursday 2 June 2022

My favourite person from Mama Elephant

Happy Thursday everyone…… wishing you a lovely day today ☀️ 

I’ve been pottering around this morning in the garden but have stopped now as it’s far to hot to work anymore…. JJ has been busy treating some wood for a new pergola he is building by the pool and the painters arrived at 8am to start painting the house so it’s all go here….. ad usual πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

My son Jack who lives in the  U.K. is changing jobs at the beginning of July and he asked me to make a couple of Thank you cards for his current two managers…. They’re done and in the post, winging their way over to him (fingers crossed 🀞 they arrive ok )

One of the cards is for a cat lover so I thought my new stamps from Mama Elephant called My favourite person would be perfect !

I’ve used my Promarkers to colour in the image and created a simple rainbow background with a dotty stencil.

I’m off to sit in the shade and do a little colouring now before we have lunch and then I’m off for a walk at 7pm with the town walking group.

Hasta luego πŸ‘‹ 

Enjoy the rest of your day ☀️

Card recipe:
Mama elephant Stamps - My favourite person 
Promarkers (see below for colours)
Memento ink - tuxedo black 
Distress inks - candied apple, carved pumpkin , fossilised amber, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, wilted violet 
Creative expressions stencil - Distressed dots 
Pinkfresh Studio dies - diagonal stitched rectangles 
Pinkfresh studios
Craftelier.com sequins
Sakura gelly roll pen - black 
Glossy accents 
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Promarkers used :

Cat: Gold, mustard, vanilla, spice, ginger, pale pink
Mouse: warm grey 1,2,4, pale pink
Mug 1: antique pink, lipstick red, firebrick, salmon pink, pastel pink, pale pink
Mug 2: orange, mango, apricot, gold, sunflower, tulip yellow 
Mug 3: forest green, lime green, lime zest, Aegean, azure. Sky blue



Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 

 Wendy x