Sunday, March 31

G45 Floral shoppe Mini Album + Walk through Video

Good morning my dear friends,  I hope you are all happy and healthy.
I'm here to share my completed mini album with you using the beautiful
Graphic45 Floral Shop collection from 2018. These papers are simply stunning,
full of vibrant colours and an abundance of pretty flowers.  

I have a walk through video over on YouTube which I will link up at the bottom
of my post for you should you wish to pop over and pay me a visit. (much appreciated)

In the meantime here are some still pics of my album which measures 8" x 5.5"
I kept the pages to a minimum with lots of spaces for photo's, journaling and
tuck spots to keep all your memorabilia.

Anyways here are the pics for you to meander through.

This is the inside of the page above with a magnetic closure and pockets to keep photographs etc.

The booklet on the left hand page is a 4 page photo mount for larger pics and
some journaling.

My walk through video

Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me I wish you all a 
wonderful day ahead.

Friday, March 29

Paperish Tilda - Journal/Notebook RAK !!

Hello my dear friends,  I would like  to share 
another cute Journal/notebook I made for a friend who gifted me 
the papers and some of the inside sentiments.  
She has now received it so now I can show you it. 

The front is featuring the adorable Magnolia Creating Collection Stamp Set
which comprises 3 sweet Tildas - Creating Tilda - Paperish Tilda and Painting Tilda
along with 2 sweet Sentiments - a large frame border stamp - paint brush stamp - 
Palette stamp, pencil stamp and heart needles stamp.

I have used  PaperishTilda  from the set and coloured her skin and hair with 
Promarkers and Derwent soft pencils, her dress and bow have been
paper pieced using left over paper from Maja Design

I can't give you info on the papers used as they came separately  with no
marking of the designer but they are  lovely. Here is a peek at the inside of the 
journal which holds 3 booklets and a pocket to keep receipts etc.

The booklets have been make using craft card stock covered in the same papers 
and decorated with Washi tape .
Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope
you enjoyed your stay,  I'll see you all again real soon.


Challenges Entered:

Colour Crazy  Craft Challenge:  Colouring and Anything Goes 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes 
The Crafty Addicts Challenge:  Anything  Goes - option Embellish it
Dream Valley Challenge:   Lets get Krafty -vUse Kraft Card

Tuesday, March 26

Through The Craft Room Door - GDT

Good morning my dear friends,  I am here to share my card as
Guest Designer this week for

The theme is as always Anything Goes and the sponsor who kindly
gave me this lovely digital image to work with was Andrea from
Sheepski Designs This particular image is called 
Shopping in Yorkshire she was coloured with Derwent soft pencils

I kept the card very simple by embossing a pieced of white card stock 
using Sarah Signature Tea Party embossing folder from Crafters Companion 
I then cut some 13Arts 6x6 cosy evening papers and placing them to enhance the
image.  The sentiment came from Polkadoodles digital download
and I finished it off by adding a few pearl in the same colours as the papers. 

Do please pop over and join in the challenge, you could be with 
winner of some lovely images to play with.


Challenges Entered:
Di's Digi Challenge:  Make it Girly 
Less is More Challenge: Take 3 (Pennants)
Crafty Catz Challenge:  Anything Goes Twist option make it Square
AAA Cards: One Image plus the option of Spring

Friday, March 22

Polkadoodles DT - Challenge #12 Anything Goes!!

Hello my dear friends,  I'm here today sharing my DT
 card with you for our new challenge over at 

 The Challenge for our lovely followers is always Anything Goes. 
The Design team were given the theme A gift for a Lady

I chose to decorate a paper gift bag ready to add some chocolate along
with other gifts for someones Birthday which is happening  soon.

My papers are from two collections Eden bundle and Belle Papillion bundle
The two little butterfly's are also from the Eden Bundle Image is called
Dalhia from the Darling Buds Collection 

You will find all the products in the store.
Polkadoodles Products

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you'll come
back and see me soon.  In the meantime have a fabulous day
and weekend ahead. 


Challenges Entered
Aud Sentiments Challenge:  Any sentiment except Happy Birthday 
The Crafty Addicts Challenge: Anything Gos - option Embellish it 
Cute N Crafty Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Thursday, March 21

Random Acts of Kindness - Friendship

Hello my friends I'm here sharing some of the gift I recently made for friends
at the craft retreat I attend twice a year,  I look forward to these weekends so very much. 
 The three day we spend together are amazing filled with fun, laughter, creative juices flowing
from all 30 ladies,  It's wonderful!!!

I got my inspiration for these amazing envelopes from the lovely Tmika (Scrapdaworld) 
over on You Tube.  She is so generous in sharing her ideas and does amazing tutorials
to inspire and motivate crafters of all genre.

Everything you see in the picture above is handmade and every envelope is jam packed
with goodies that my friends can use in their projects.

Here are a couple more pics 

I also made my dear friend Anne a special one as everything in her life is PINK!! lol !!

Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me I really appreciate you taking 
time out of your day.  

I can't list all of the dies used (too many) the large butterfly and heart die are from
Sara Signature range over at Crafters Companion as is the word Friend
the word fabulous is from Tim Holtz words dies.  The large flower on the pink tag
is the classic Rose dief rom Heartfelt Creations.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad Challenge: One or more Metal Dies 
(all my flowers, shaker elements and words are metal die creations)
Shopping our Stash Challenge:  Celebrating Friendship 

Tuesday, March 19

Magnolia-licious DT - Ruby Celebrations Tag!!

Good morning my dear friends,  I'm here with you today to let you know that
Shawn over at 


has some amazing Polkadoodle stamps, Maja papers, flower and leaf making dies,
Foamiran and much more in stock RIGHT NOW!!!

For my Tag I used the adorable Polkadoodles Ruby Celebrations, isn't she
just darling!!  I coloured ruby with my Derwent soft pencils and Derwent Artist pencils.

Paper are from Maja Designs and these particular ones are from the 6x6  Life in the Country.

My Foamiran flowers were made using White 0.6 Foamiran. I used
Gallery soft oil pastels and a baby wipe to colour it. The dies used were
Whimsy #1 Peony Dies (the smallest one) 

That's my post for today and I must say I am loving all the new products
that are over at Magnolia Stamps Store.  Why not pop over and check
for yourself.  You won't find Polkadoodles products anywhere else in
North America.

One last look at this cutie!!!

Thank you for popping in to visit with me I hope you have a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

The Crafty Addicts Challenge:  Anything Goes with option of embellish it!!
Get Creative Challenge:  Anything Goes - option twist/ anything but a card.
Addicted To Stamps Challenge:  Spring 
Lil Patch. of Crafty Friends Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge:  Ladies or Girls
Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe: I chose 3rd line down. Sparkle Pearls Layers 
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge: Tag It!!

Wednesday, March 13

Magnolia-licious DT - Inspirational Post - Flowers Everywhere!!

Looking for our current challenge over at Magnolia-licious please click HERE 

Hello my friends, I'm here sharing my altered gift box
with you today using various products from

I raked through my to alter cupboard (yes I have an to alter cupboard)lol
I wanted a box to hold some pretty hand made roses to give to a friend.

I found the perfect one and covered it using papers from Lemoncraft, they are
the 6"x 6"Just Love me  collection, I chose the cream coloured papers

For the lid of my box I used Lady E Designs new Hydrangea Flower 005 die 
with White Foamiran 0.6 colouring them using Gallery soft oil pastels and a baby wipe.
The centres of the flowers are decorated with an Ivory stamen  

For the Roses inside the box I used some bassil white card and Lady E Design Flower 001
along with Lady E Design Leaves 002 or the bottom of the Rose,  I also made some extra leaves for my friend using Lady E Design 003 leaves die  The roses have been
 coloured on 3 petals only while flat after cutting out on my die cutting machine.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!! I wish you a fabulous week ahead
and do please pop over and take a peek at the fabulous selection of craft
goodies that Shawn has to offer you. These is something there for everyone. 


Challenges Entered:

Get Creative Challenge:  Anything Goes - option twist/ anything but a card.
Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge: Picture Inspiration below

Friday, March 8

Polkadoodles DT - Challenge #10 Anything Goes

Hello my dear friends,  I'm here today sharing my DT
 card with you for our new challenge over at 

 The Challenge for our lovely followers is always Anything Goes. 
The Design team were given the theme of Flowers (Mothers Day)

 and she has been coloured using SN Illustrator pens and
Derwent softcolour pencils.  I've also added some glamour dust
to a few of her bubbles and her large bud flowers. A girl
can never have enough sparkle.

Papers are Paper Heaven 1 from Eden Big Kahuna Download Collection
but can be bought as a separate item HERE  Sentiment from Winnie Sugar sprinkles
Sentiments Springtime collection 

You will find all the products in the store.

Polkadoodles Products

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you'll come
back and see me soon.  In the meantime have a fabulous day
and weekend ahead. 


Challenges Entered

Crafty Sentiments Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Thursday, March 7

Magnolia-licious DT - New Challenge - Favourite Stamp

Good morning my dear friends,  I'm here to share my DT card for our new
Challenge over at 


This month our challenge theme is to use 

"Your Favourite Stamp "

I honestly don't have a favourite Magnolia Stamp because I love them all!!
 occasionally one jumps out just slightly more than the others when 
there is a new release,  so I inked up my  favourite stamp from the 
StampBox #2 2019 kit Hugs & Kisses,  she is called Tulip Love Tilda ,
although they are all adorable in their own right. 

My papers are by Lemoncraft and are the 6x6 Daydream collection.

I also made my flowers using Foamiran pink 0.6mm and added some deep rose
Oil pastels to the edges the dies I used are Peony #1 dies from Whimsy 
I also used some chipboard which at the moment is out of stock but there are still 
lots to choose from LaseroweLove and Scrapiniec

Here is a close up of those pretty flowers 

I do hope you will pop over and join us this month for the chance
to win a $20.00 gift certificate to use in the Magnolia-licious Store.

In the meantime thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope
you enjoyed your stay and do please come back and see me soon.


Challenges Entered:

Simply Magnolia:  Anything Goes with the option of Miss You
Forever Magnolia Challenge:  Anything Goes Option Baby Boy 
Crafty Catz Challenge: Anything Goes with the option of Best Friends.
The Crafting Challenge:  March colour palette below 

Wednesday, March 6

CAS Card selection!!

Good Morning my friends,  I'm here today to share something a little 
different for me and well out of my comfort zone!!!

A set of Clean and simple cards using 2 sheets of 6x6 Prima paper
some basic shaped dies (oval scallop - Circle Scallop - Basic floral  shaped circle) 
I used some of my cuttlebug embossing folders to create the backdrop 
layer on white card stock and some sentiments from my stash, 
finishing them off with a few flat back pearls.

I had a lot of fun making these cards, I hope you enjoyed looking
at them.  I must give credit to Tmika from Scrapdaworld over ohn
you tube she gave me the template and the idea. If you get a chance
go visit her, she is an lovely generous lady and has amazing tutorials
on her You Tube Channel. HERE

In the meantime have a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Moving Along With the Times:  Sentiment only (No Image)
Papercraft Challenge:  Clean and Simple
2 Sisters on the Blog Challenge:  Clean and Simple

Sunday, March 3

Tulip Love Tilda!!

Good morning dear blog friends,  I'm here to share a very new Tilda with you
today,  she is from the #2 Stamp club kit "Hugs & Kisses" 2019 release.

This stamp is called Tulip Love Tilda isn't she gorgeous. 
The #hugs and kisses sentiment is also from the kit. 

I've used my Derwent soft colour and Inktense pencils to colour her 
along with sansodor low odour solvent and my paper stumps.

My papers are 12x12  Sofiero from Maja Designs, I used one sheet which
was named The Magnificent Flower Street for layering, flowers and tags.

I've used a number of Doohickey dies, The banner with my sentiment was from
the 2012 A Christmas Story collection, My Tags are a Doohickey Vintage tag die
The flowers and leaves die I've had in my stash for years and can't 
find them in any store.!!  

Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me I really do appreciate you
taking time out of your day.  Wishing you a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Tomic Challenge #1 :  Spring + at least 1 Magnolia die 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes 
Ally's Angels Challenge: Anything Goes 
Allsorts Challenge:  Favourite Season (SPRING)