14 July 2019

70th birthday card ........



A 70th birthday card for a friend using a pre-coloured digi image by Polkadoodles 'Birthday Balloon'  I added the digits 70 and the text in photoshop before printing out, then popped on a ribbon topped with a sparkly button.

Birthday Balloon COLOUR digi stamp printable download - Winnie Celebrations 1 


Thanks for visiting, see you soon
Mary G xx


9 July 2019

Happy birthday ......


There is a new 'anything goes' challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge with a nice prize for the winner.  I hope you will find time to join us and if you pop over to the blog I'm sure you will be inspired by the wonderful projects made by the team, and of course, there is a nice prize!!
The DT were tasked to create a birthday card as an envelope or including an envelope.  I made a tiny paper envelope and tucked it behind the pink ribbon.  I coloured Winnie Big Bunch  digi stamp from the Celebrations 1 collection with Copic markers and added to a die-cut shape

I hope you will find time to pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired by the wonderful things the design team have made.  I am looking forward to seeing what you make, happy crafting, and thanks for visiting my blog,
see you soon,
Mary G xx
To go directly to the store to see this and other gorgeous digi stamps, just click on the photo below

Winnie Celebrations 1... Big Bunch digi stamp printable download

25 June 2019

Happy new pet ..........


There is a new 'anything goes' challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge with a nice prize for the winner.  I hope you will find time to join us and if you pop over to the blog I'm sure you will be inspired by the wonderful projects made by the team, and of course, there is a nice prize!!
  The DT were tasked with creating a project with the theme of 'a gift or card to send to someone who has a new pet'   A friend recently got a new puppy, Molly, so I made a tag to go with this pack of puppy treats. 


Scruff Gardening - Fuzzypuffs digi stamp printable download

I downloaded the digi image 'Scruff the Dog - gardening' from the Polkadoodles Fuzzypuffs collection and printed it onto watercolour paper.  I coloured the image with distress inks then I added a ribbon bow and a flower to complete the gift.
I hope you will find time to pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired by the wonderful things the design team have made.  I am looking forward to seeing what you make, happy crafting, and thanks for visiting my blog,
see you soon,
Mary G xx

Wildflower Fairy ....


Wildflower Fairy digi stamp by LOTV coloured with distress inks. 

If you're in a hurry, this image is also available as a Simply Print ready to print and use
Thanks for visiting
see you soon
Mary G x

24 June 2019

Forever Friends Fairy .....


There are some lovely new images available from LOTV - this is Forever Friends Fairy and I coloured her with distress inks.  If you're in a hurry, the images are also available as Simply Prints and better still, there's 50% off the digi images available in their Etsy shop at the moment :-)

thanks for looking, see you soon Mary G x


22 June 2019

Helga the Hippo .... pretty in any colour


More colouring practice with this very cute digi stamp from Poladoodles.   Helga the Hippo  (this partiular digi stamp is called Pretty in Pink but she looks lovely in any colour.
 I used distress inks on watercolour paper.

thanks for visiting my blog, see yu soon,
Mary G x
 

Helga Hippo - Pretty in Pink - download digi stamp

20 June 2019

Winston Bear ....



I downloaded the digital stamp and printed it onto watercolour paper before colouring with distress inks.  He's all ready to make into a card or a tag when needed.  I
'm still in the process of collecting all of the colours of Distress Ink, but today I received Brushed Cordoroy and Walnut Stain.

Winston Bear Etty Shy

19 June 2019

Cute Bella Bear ....



Bella Bear, part of the super cute Fuzzypuffs collection,  is one of my favourite Polkadoodles images and I love colouring her.  I used Distress Re-inkers and a watercolour technique for this image

Bella Bear Bouquet - Fuzzypuffs digi stamp printable download

thanks for visiting,

Mary G xx

11 June 2019

Bon Voyage .......


There is a new 'anything goes' challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge with a nice prize for the winner.  I hope you will find time to join us and if you pop over to the blog I'm sure you will be inspired.  The DT were tasked with creating a project with the theme of 'Bon Voyage' with sea/beach colours.

I coloured up Polkadoodles digi image Winnie Sea with distress inks then matted it onto digi paper from the Winnie Starfish/Sandcastles collection

I hope you will find time to pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired by the wonderful things the design team have made.  I am looking forward to seeing what you make, happy crafting, and thanks for visiting my blog,
see you soon,
Mary G xx

28 May 2019

Happy birthday from the dog ....


There is a new 'anything goes' challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge with a nice prize for the winner.  I hope you will find time to join us and if you pop over to the blog I'm sure you will be inspired.  The DT were tasked with creating a project with the theme of  Father's Day/Male with an unusual shape so I made a heart-shaped card from the dog :-) 
I used the black/white digi image  'Horace' from the 'Horace and Boo Collection'
I coloured the image with Copic markers and added a faux hessian bow topped with a spotty button.
  The sentiment is a digital download from the Horace and Boo collection 
The heart shape is from a Tonic die-set
I hope you will find time to pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired by the wonderful things the design team have made.  I am looking forward to seeing what you make, happy crafting, and thanks for visiting my blog,
see you soon,
Mary G xx

15 May 2019

Wedding Bears and a Mouse with a Daisy


I'm still practicing with inks and here is 'Wedding Bears' coloured with distress inks.  Digi stamp from LOTV


Mouse with Daisy coloured with distres inks.  Digi stamp from LOTV 


thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary G xx

14 May 2019

A good luck gift .....


A gift for a new home using Polkadoodles digit download stamp Helga Hippo flower girl which I coloured with watercolour paints.  The background paper is from the same collection and I added a ribbon bow, a scrap of lace, some flowers and a die-cut leaf.  The tall bottle was difficult to photograph so I have included some small close-ups here




There is a new 'anything goes' challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge with a nice prize for the winner.  I hope you will find time to join us and if you pop over to the blog I'm sure you will be inspired.  The DT were tasked with creating a project with the theme of  Good luck so I decided to make a hanger for a bottle of prosseco.

A gift for a new home using Polkadoodles digit download stamp Helga Hippo flower girl which I coloured with watercolour paints.  The background paper is from the same collection and I added a ribbon bow, a scrap of lace, some flowers and a die-cut leaf.

I hope you will find time to pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired by the wonderful things the design team have made.  I am looking forward to seeing what you make, happy crafting, and thanks for visiting my blog,
see you soon,
Mary G xx

13 May 2019

Happy bearday ....


I am practising water-colouring with distress inks on Bristolboard paper.  Thanks to the lovely Squirrel for advice on paper and colouring - there's a nice tutorial on her blog, much appreciated.  I am waiting for delivery of more colours, I'll be stalking the postie :-)  

 This is Bella a digi downloaded stamp from Polkadoodles.  I had to use a Spectum Noir pen to get the yellow for the bees bodies, but the rest is coloured with both oxide and ordinary distress inks

Pickled Raspberry
Gathered Twings
Shaded Lilac
Forest Moss

thanks for looking, see you soon
Mary x

9 May 2019

May today be filled with happiness ....


Inspired by my Polkadoodles teamie Plony I downloaded this lovely Polkadoodles digi image 'Luna' and coloured her with Copic markers.  The outer frame is cut from a Marianne Creatables die LR0470 and the pink and white flowers are diecut from Sue Wilson dies by Creative Expressions which I bought from my friend Anne when she was having a crafty clear-out.  The sentiment is from the Polkadoodles Winnie collection

Thanks for visiting, see you soon,
Mary G x

7 May 2019

For a first holy communion ....


Sorry for the quality of the photo, I just could not get the correct 'whiteness' to show up on this all white card, try as I might.   A card for a first Holy Communion which has a personal message on the inside leaf.  The sentiment was computer generated and I embossed the background paper with dots.   I used various dies including a Marianne Creatables LR0578, a trellis cross die (by Robert Addams #176 which I've had for ages, rose leaves I think from Magnolia, and Heartfelt Creations dog rose (I used white paper embossed and glittered and vellum which was heat embossed)  The card was finished with sparkly s/a gems in the centres of the flowers.  
Thank you for looking, see you soon,
Mary G xx