Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Back in My Kraft Korner - Fun with Off-Cuts xx

After a mad few weeks i had a few quiet days to recharge but Im back now in my Kraft Korner and during a massive Tidy Up I found the time to make a few cards using some Off-Cuts from my now colour-organised Off-Cuts Basket

There is a separate bag for each colourway - it did take quite a while to sort but so worth it as its making finding pieces to use much easier - lots of tiny pieces have now got to recycle Heaven and im going to stop hoarding tiny pieces from now on lol xxx

Here is the card I made using one of the Gorgeous Digi Images from Polkadoodles Digi Stamp Heaven 'Emma Canning' CDrom

I coloured the Image using Copic Markers

Hair: E35, E31
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E51
Belt: E37, E35
Dress, Shoes & Rose: R24, R22, R20

I used a 6x6 scallop edge card blank which i chose to use turned to the side so that the straight edge fold is at the top of the card.

I chose a floral off-cut and a pastel pink off-cut which was embossed (using rose 3d sticker sheet), waxed (using a candle) and then inked (using 'Anitque Linen' distress ink). The matt&layering of floral paper and the Digi topper is from off-cuts of 'Rolled Gold' mirror board. The Sentiment I also found in my offcut box i matt&layered using the waste from the floral paper and another offcut of pink pearlescent cardstock. 

The leaves are cut using a Joycrafts punch using an off-cut of Moss Green mirror board, I curled them using a bone folder.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts i chose dusky pink cherry blossoms and a few tea roses in cream and pink. The gems are from my stash I coloured them with 'Antique Pink' Promarker to colour match the colour scheme of the card xx

Have you had a chance to visit the Polkadoodles Challenge yet??? Its a lovely one the theme is...
Animal Magic and the Prize is brilliant xx WHy not take a look HERE xx

I am entering this card into the following Challenges

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Ditzie Digi Design's Challenge xx

Today is the First Challenge over at the Ditzie Digi Design's Challenge Blog

We are all a little excited over at Ditzie Digi Design's to be able to share with you our DT Projects for this first challenge 

The Theme is Anything Goes and there are some wicked prizes for the Winner!

Have a looksee over at the Challenge Blog at all the beautiful projects by the Design Team

Here is my Project for the Challenge using 'Dressy Lady

I have coloured her using Copic Markers - I used my Frantage Embossing Enamel and Antique Linen Distress Ink

I've used some really nice double sided paper pads from Studio Light and some Rolled Gold Mirror Board from Joycrafts - The Flowers and Butterfly's are die cuts that match the Papers 

I hope to see your entries over in the challenge soon xx

Also dont forget to join the Ditzie Digi Designs Facebook Group to join in all the fun xx

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

my DT post for Polkadoodles Challenge

Over on the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog a New Challenge begins fortnightly on Friday please visit the Challenge Blog to see all the Projects by the Amazing Design Team xx

Here is my DT project for The Challenge that begins this week x

The Theme is 'Animal Magic'

I decided for this Challenge to re-visit my first ever CDrom that I brought from Polkadoodles 'Double Sprinkles of Kraft' I love this CDrom and those cute owls are so so adorable I had to use one.

The Papers, Flowers and Sentiment are all from the same CDrom so it was really easy to colour match and co-ordinate them

I coloured 'Whinney the Owl' using a mix of Promarkers and Copic Markers.

The shaped cardblank was made using some large Dies from Go Kreate

I hope you like my card and will visit again soon

Oooh don't forget to join the Polka Doodle Dandies Facebook group xxx

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Polkadoodles DT

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Spring Time Birthdays and Flowers

Now the Spring is actually here I cannot stop making cards with flowers all over them and todays make is no different I love flowers and floral patterns and so when it cam to making a Birthday card for my friends daughter I could not resist pink and flowers - oooops lol

Ive also seen a few Challenges to enter this week with Floral Theme so this one will fit I think :)

Here is my Pretty Floral card

Ive gone all out with Pink's & Green's on this one which is one of my fave colour combinations :)

I made an Easel Card using 2 Scallop Edge 6x6 card blanks

The Image I have coloured using both Copic Markers and Promarkers and picked the colours to match thos in the backing paper.

The Backing Papers are from Creata, as are the Leaf Dies, Pearlescent Cardstock and the Raspberry & Lime Mirror Board.

The Image is a rubber stamp from the Crafters Companion 'Rachelle Anne Miller' range.

Doilies from Hobbycraft, Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts, Seam binding from eBay, little Gems from Papermania

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges

Creata - Say it with Flowers
Crafters Companion - Floral (April)
Kerrie's Kraft Korner - Colour Inspiration (block below)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

I can now share my Exciting NEWS!!!!

I have been having to hold in my exciting news for quite a few weeks now and it's been so so hard to not shout it out cause I'm that excited!!!

A few weeks ago I was asked to join a New Design Team and its a Digi Company eeeeeek! anyone who knows me will know I love Unique Digi Images and I love the ones which make me think out of the Box when I'm making cards, I'm not a Crafter who sticks to one style or one kind of theme I like to get out there and try new things and new ideas and I love to show off this Randomness in any way I can. So of course I was over the moon when I got this oportuntiy to work with 'Ditzie Digi Designs' there isnt just one artist there are 5 each one has their our artistic style and flair so there is always something completely different to get my Brain Gears turning xxx

Their are Amazing Crafters in the Team and I would love for you to visit the Ditzie Digis Design's Blog to get to know them all

If you visit there blog and comment on there annoucement every day untill the Challenge Blog starts 
6th of April you will be put in a Prize Draw 
Winning you a whopping £10 to spend in at Ditzie Digi Design's Etsy
There will also be spot prize's for others 
So make sure you say hi to the new DT ladies 

I would like to show you a couple of my makes using Ditzie Digi Design's images

This first one is using Nerdy Geek (by Lisa Horton)

I really like this Image an she can be used in many ways for any occasion x

I have coloured her using my Copic Markers and given her Jeans texture by using a piece of denim material and a blender pen, I coloured the Jeans in the Image first (nothing else yet) then I scribbled the blender onto the denim until it was saturated with the clear alcohol ink and then pressed down over the Jeans, when I lifted this material off it left the fabric pattern onto the coloured Jeans. (the blender takes the colour out) this is one of my favourite Alcohol Marker techniques but it isnt my own idea I was Inspired by Sarah Hurley on one of her promarker shows on Create&Craft xx

For this second card I have used The Mad Hatter (by Kelly Rhodes)

This is a good example of what I was saying earlier completely different Artistic Style - I love this Image a lot and you can have a lot of fun creating with this one

I went all out Mad Hatter Teaparty Style on this one using various papers, dies and embellishments from my stash. Again I have used my Copic Markers to colour the Image which was great fun as so much detail to the character. 

I hope you like the cards I have shown you today and that you will visit again soon to see more of my Ditzie Digi Designs makes - come over and join the Facebook Group to join in with the fun and to get to know the team xx

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx

Friday, 28 March 2014

Full Of The Joys Of Spring xx

Happy Friday! 

Today is the day we share some Midway Inspiration for the Current Challenge over at the Polkadoodles Blog where the Theme is 'Spring Is In The Air' don't forget to visit the Challenge to see the Inspiration from the Design Team 

I've really enjoyed creating for this challenge as I love springtime my favourite spring colour is Yellow because of all those beautiful Daffodils and my favourite springtime flowers are Daisies so I decided to use these in my DT project

I decided to make a Drawer Box Card (easel on the top) using a tutorial from a CDrom that I got with my Scoring Board. I like these because you can fill the 4 little drawers with sweets or little gifts so it makes this a present as well as a greeting card.

Ive used Papers, Embellishments and Digi all from the 'Sundae of Seasons' CDrom from Polkadoodles

I have used Centura Pearl cardstock, Coredinations cardstock and Brown Mirror Board from my stash.

I have become quite addicted to Dutch Doobadoo products available from Polkadoodles and I have used the 'Honeycomb' Mask in the background of this card and Inked through using 'Wild Honey' distress ink.

I Have coloured the Digi Image using Copic Markers and promarkers in colours to match all the papers and embellishments.

Remember to join the Polkadoodles Facebook Group Polka Doodle Dandies and like the Polkadoodles Facebook Page to keep up to date and join in the fun x

I am entering this Box Card into the following Challenges

 We Do Doobadoo Challenge - Sweet Like Honey
Krafty Girlz Challenge 14 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visting today and I hope you visit again soon

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Polkadoodles DT

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Where I was Last Week xx

I just wanted to show a few photos to show where I was last week and why there was a gap in my posting's of a whole week (not like me at all lately) xx

It was one of my Best Friend's Daughters Birthday's and I was the Baker for her Birthday Cake and then I attended her Birthday Party too with my youngest two children reBecca 5 and Ethan 7 xx

The cake was a big surprise to Lily-Rae the Birthday Girl as her Mummy Becky had told her that she had just a princess Tray Bake for her cake this year as bless her heart she believed it, the Birthday cake I made was for her Birthday Tea with her Family x

But in actual fact I was creating her Fave Princess out of chocolate spongecake and icing xx

Here is my version of a Disney Rapunzel Birthday Cake xx

I really do enjoy baking every now and again it is a hobby of mine alongside my cardmaking but I can do this very often anymore due to arthritis so I only bake for close friends and family now xx

Here are my cheeky kiddies after being face painted at the Birthday Party where the tray bake was actually cute and given out in the party bags xx

They both had a lot of fun and so did the other Children

Krafty Hugs 
Kerrie xx