Saturday, 12 April 2014

Hello there, sorry its been so long again but I'll keep the wordy bit short because I'm really tired tonight.

I have made a little card for you using Studio 12 and the Wonderland stamps from the Polka Doodles shop. I've kept it simple in as much as I've just used inked card and the stamps and a white pen to highlight areas. I did use a Dutch Doobadoo mask on my background. I just couldn't resist, they really are fantastic and the designs are all must haves.

A Simple project that's just several inked pieces of card using red and blue inkpads, then the images are stamped over them and cut out. Then its just a case of arranging them all on the card and fixing them down.

I really love the checker board stamp from the wonderland set, I used it to frame the card and I stamped it very faintly over the background to add a little extra interest without it being in your face.
 I used a white pen to colour in some key areas like the spots on the toadstools.
 And the finished card, a bit quirky but I have to admit I really do like it.
Don't forget to check out the Polka Doodles blog for some amazing inspiration by the DT. Also Nikky is releasing Work and Play 3 so if you like character crafting and you want some different images then these CDs are the ones for you.

And now here are the Clarity TV samples from the beginning of the month.  I have to say I'm loving all the Clarity stencils, and there are so many to choose from, check out the Clarity shop to see them all.
 The following 2 are Barbara and Dee collaborations.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Well look at me, two tutorials in a row. This time its pen storage, so all you penholics this is for you. It's another make for Studio 12 so you'll have to hop over to the Studio12 Blog for the instructions on how to make it. Its a great little box, you can fix several together this way up or lay it on it's side and stack more on top, perfect for your desk and making it easy to select and use your pens.
I used papers from the Polkadoodles Studio12 Picnix collection 1 CD and Studio12 Stamps
Have you visited the Polkadoodles shop recently, there is a fab new collection of cute characters, Work and Play collection 1.  There will be more to follow too so eventually there will be something for everyone and every occasion.  What more could you ask for?

If you like entering challenges don't forget the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog with a new challenge every Friday, and the Digi Choosday blog with a new challenge every Tuesday. 

Here are a couple of Cards I've made recently using papers from Heartfelt Creations. The pads are so beautiful you really don't want to use them unless you have a duplicate you can keep and stroke. It brought tears to eyes just pulling the sheets out the pad, and when I started cutting them .......... well you can imagine how I felt if you like me are a paper hoarder. Still it's done now, there really isn't any point in buying them if I'm never going to use them, right?

That's it for now. I shall return at some point in the not too distant with more papercraft makes for you to see.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Ta Dah, fanfare please, I'm here and do I have a project for you.  Three words 'Ink Pad Storage', oh yes indeedy, we all need it and I've done a tutorial for them on the Studio 12 Blog.  So if you want to have a go at making one get on over there.  Its not hard to make I promise. I used the Studio 12 picknix collections 1 and 2 CD's for this project and I have to admit I'm pretty chuffed with it. I've made several since this one and I now have my most used ink pads at hand on my desk instead of in the drawers (which drove me crazy).
The challenges over on the Polkadoodle blog are now open for two weeks, plenty of time for entries now.  Give it a try if you've never entered before, fabby prizes and loads of inspiration from the uber talented Design Team.

Thats it for today. I do have other stuff for you to see but it's late and my eyes are about to jump out and scurry off to bed without the rest of me!  I will be back soon but in the mean time have fun crafting.

Thursday, 13 February 2014