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Sunday, 29 December 2013

La-La land Angel Marci

Had a few hours in the craft room today so out came the copics and designer paper and the Zutter which hasn't been used as much as it should be!!

I made a little notepad using La-la Land digi stamp Angel Marci - I coloured her in with copics, added some stickles to her wings and her dress, printed her out again and cut round the dress and glued it to the image.  Created a simple background for her to be mounted on and here it is..... 




I am adding her to the following challenges

Digi Designs Challenge blog - Anything Christmas
A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas
Craftitude - Anything Goes / Christmas Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Any Christmas Creation

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Inspirational post for The Hobby House

  Today is my day to showcase an inspirational piece showing those gorgeous Hobby House products so hopefully this will schedule to post this morning at 7.30am as planned.
I have used a MDF door hanger and one of those cute little boys from the Mo Manning range called 'Christmas Time'.  The 'O'Santa' text is computer generated and I have used Tim Holtz Stars and Snowflakes dies to embellish the hanger.  And here it is.....





There is no challenge this month but instead The Hobby House is giving everyone a chance to win a Fabulous Prize!!! Including the Design Team!!! :)))
You can enter this event s many times as you like and with anything you have made that has not already been showcased on our Hobby House Inspiration Blog.
This can be something you made previously or you can create something new if you want to.
All we ask is that your creation's contains a HOBBY HOUSE TOPPER.
So pop over to the Hobby House Challenge Blog to find out more!


Thanks for looking and a very Merry Christmas to you all
Polly xx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Inspirational post for The Hobby House

My turn today to showcase some of those lovely products from The Hobby House :O). 

My design piece today showcases one of those lovely Hobby House Christmas Toppers by Elisabeth Bell - Christmas Angels.  I made a little sloping gift box from gold card and Bo Bunny Christmas paper.  A Spellbinders diecut frame was used around the image, holly and ribbon was added for decoration and here it is......


 
There is no challenge this month but instead Jill is giving everyone a chance to win a Fabulous Prize!!! Including the Design Team!!! :)))
You can enter this event s many times as you like and with anything you have made that has not already been showcased on our Hobby House Inspiration Blog.
This can be something you made previously or you can create something new if you want to.
All we ask is that your creation's contains a HOBBY HOUSE TOPPER.
So pop over to the Hobby House Challenge Blog to find out more!


Thanks for looking

Polly xx



Friday, 29 November 2013

Inspirational Post for The Hobby House

Today is my turn to showcase an inspirational piece for The Hobby House.  I decided to decorate an empty cardboard tube that has laid on my desk at work for quite some time now.  I decorated the tube with K&Co Madeline papers, a gorrrrrrrrrrgeous diamante heart, Mulberry roses,  Pearl Strings and ribbon - all available from The Hobby House.



Before I sign over at Papercrafts Inspirations  they have starting at 9am today a BLOG PARTY!!!
so do hop over to papercraft inspirations magazine to join in the fun
The blog party will run from 29th November - 1st December 2013 and the posts will go up 9am-9pm every day

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Midway challenge reminder for The Hobby House - Pearls

Today is the midway reminder for the challenge of Pearls over at The Hobby House.

I decided to make some little heart tags. I used gold cardstock, cut up some of the gorgeous Pearl flourishes, ribbon, roses and additional pearls (all available from The Hobby House), added some old music paper from my stash and here they are.......



Hope you will join in with the challenge - a whopping £25 voucher for the winner of the challenge.  Wahayyy!

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Monday, 4 November 2013

Inspirational post for The Hobby House - Pearls

Today is my turn to show you a little creation made with those gorgeous pearl flourishes from The Hobby House.

I have made a very simple card using large Mulberry Roses and a gorgeous Pearl Flourish (both available from The Hobby House).


 
 
Hope you will join in with our current challenge over at The Hobby House which is all about Pearls - the prize is a £25 voucher to spend - woohoo!!!

Thanks for looking

Polly x
 
 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Midway challenge reminder for The Hobby House Roses challenge

Wahayyyy Its turn for Team B to showcase their creations for The Hobby House challenge this month which is Roses.  With such a fantastic range of Mulberry Roses to choose from I decided to make a photo album with removable tags on both the front and inside of the sleeves.  The stamped image on the front is one I have had since I first started crafting and remains a favourite.  Lots of diecuts were used lol.  Here is the front of the album.....



 
A photo showing the inside pages....(all embellishments are available at The Hobby House)
 
 
and Oh yes - no matter where I create or photograph at least one of the cats has to be in there (this is Apollo lol)
 
 
 
 
I hope I have inspired to join in with our Roses challenge.  Don't forget to pop over and see what beautiful creations my Design Teamies have created and the prize this month is a whopping £25 voucher for you to spend in The Hobby House - all those beautiful embellishment - just YUMMY!!
 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Inspirational post for The Hobby House - Roses


Today is my turn to show you a little creation made with those gorgeous Hobby House Roses.

I have made a card using a Hobby House topper - Mo Manning Tea Party - just soooo sweet!!!  All the beautiful roses are from the The Hobby House



Hope you will join in with our current challenge over at The Hobby House which is all about Roses - the prize is a £25 voucher to spend - woohoo!!!

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Monday, 16 September 2013

Inspirational post for The Hobby House

Today is my turn to showcase another one of those gorgeous Elisabeth Bell toppers available from The Hobby House - Christmas Angels.

I have made a card using the Go Kreate diecuts and frantaged the edges with Ivory Frantage.  I have used Rhinestone Sparklers to represent the holly berries and added a beautiful rhinestone ribbon charm - all available from The Hobby House.


Hope you will join in with our current challenge over at The Hobby House which is all about The Hobby House artists - the prize is a £25 voucher to spend - woohoo!!!

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Midway Challenge Reminder for The Hobby House - Hobby House Artists


Wahayyyy Its turn for Team B to showcase their creations for The Hobby House challenge this month which is Hobby House Artists.  With such a fantastic range to choose from I decided on Cherry Kisses by Mo Manning - these toppers are just so bright, colourful and just sooo adorable!  I have decorated a book box that I made using cardstock, flowers, ribbon, ribbon slider - in fact everything on the box is from The Hobby House.   And here it is....



 
Now don't forget to pop over and see what beautiful creations my Design Teamies have created and The prize this month is a whopping £25 voucher for you to spend in The Hobby House - all those beautiful embellishment - just YUMMY!!
 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly x

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Inspirational post for The Hobby House

Today is my turn to showcase another one of those gorgeous Mo Manning toppers available from The Hobby House - Eskimo Kisses for The Hobby House challenge Christmas.

I have made a very simple shaker card - well had to really as my little cats totally destroyed my first set of cards - cards, coffee and cats left unsupervised in the craft room for a total of less than 5 mins - yep you've guessed it!!!  Absolute kiosk and sogginess!



Hope you will join in with our current challenge over at The Hobby House - the prize is a £25 voucher to spend - woohoo

Thanks for looking

Polly

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Hobby House Challenge - Christmas

Its turn for Team B to showcase their creations for The Hobby House challenge this month which is Christmas.  I used one of the adorable Mo Manning toppers from the range called Eskimo Kisses to make a Christmas card.  Background papers are digital papers by Bear Mine Designs and the Rhinestone Sparklers and ribbon are all from The Hobby House.  Snowflakes were made using the Tim Holtz Snowflake diecut.  And here it is....


Hope you will pop over to the Hobby House challenge blog and see what gorgeous creations have been made by the Design Team.  The prize this month is a whopping £25 voucher for you to spend in The Hobby House

Thanks for looking

Polly xx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Little Wall Plaque

Found some gorgeous digital papers over at Bearly Mine Designs and just had to have a play with them - very shabby vintage! 

So I decided to make a little wall hanging using a Sizzix Ornate Frame Diecut.  This yummy Sherri Baldy image has been coloured in with Copics, the papers are Shabby Vintage by Bearly Mine Designs and of course all have been decorated with Shabby Ivory Frantage!!!  The paper ribbon template I found whilst googling and was again cut from the vintage digital papers.  The gorgeous pearl embellishment in the centre of the paper ribbon and the mulberry flowers are from The Hobby House and here it is.......


 
 
I would like to enter my little project into the following challenges
 
The Besties Challenge - Bow Crazy (Runner Up)
Copic Marker Europe - Shabby Chic
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Pearls
Crafty Catz - Pastel Colours
 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly x

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Besties of Oz Challenge


Over at the Besties Challenge blog there month long challenge is all about the Wizard of Oz.  Just had to join in with this gorgeous Scarecrow image that was purchased with a Besties voucher that I was given as a birthday treat by my lurvely crafty buddies - thank you so much they are all so yummy.

I decided to make a little wall hanging using Scarecrow.  I have coloured Scarecrow in with Copic pens, the background is Ranger Distress Inks.  The grass diecut and wheat diecut is by Joy available from The Hobby House.  The plant pot is a template readily available on the internet and the quote is by Tim Holtz.  The shabby hanger is by Melissa Frances from My Crafty Heart - very shabby chic... and here it is......

 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly xx

Friday, 26 July 2013

The Hobby House Inspirational piece

Its my turn to showcase an inspirational piece for the Vintage challenge over at The Hobby House.

I decided to create a little envelope from a scrapbook paper 12" x 12".  I have used a flourish diecut for the leaf flourish and a small Spellbinders oval frame.  The lovely embellishments used are all available from The Hobby House - the pearl flourishes I have used have been cut in half . 

Mulberry Roses  - Various
 
And here it is ....




 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly x

Monday, 22 July 2013

Sherri Baldy image and Frantage overkill

Had a little time yesterday to play so out came the Frantage!  Been after this stuff for ages and now that The Hobby House are selling the range just had to invest in a couple of colours and wow!! Fabulous!!! 

I decided to make a card using a Sherri Baldy digital image that I bought a couple of weeks ago - stunning images, very pretty and so many to choose from that I may have bought more then one ;o)  The image was coloured in with Copics.  Everything else on the card was given the Frantage treatment in Shabby Pink so think I may have overdone it a little but hey ho!!!  And here it is.......




I am entering this card into the following challenges

My Besties UK Challenge - Anything Goes
Besties Challenge Blog - Floral Frenzy
Colour Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking
Polly x

Midway Reminder - The Hobby House Challenge of Vintage

Good morning everyone - just a little reminder that The Hobby House challenge of Vintage is at the halfway stage so still plenty of time to join in. 
 
I created a little wall plaque using a vintage image that I found on Google.   The main background is DP from a paper pad and edged with cream cardstock using a Martha Stewart punch. I also used diecuts for the heart, flowers, butterflies and flourishes. The flowers, cameo and those beautiful pearl corner flourishes are all available from The Hobby House.
 
 
 
Hobby House ~ Mulberry Roses (Various sizes & Colours)
Hobby House ~ Pearl Flourish (Corner Flourish)
 
Don't forget to pop over to the main challenge blog and take a peek at the rest of the DT's lovely Vintage creations. This months prize is a £25 voucher (excluding postage) to spend in The Hobby House
 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly x
 
 

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Julie Nutting time

Had a lovely week off - weather has been fantastic so not an awful lot of crafting was done.  However I was able to have a little time playing with the Julie Nutting stamps.  Andrew my work colleague tends to save me all sorts of plastic, bags and packaging from the I.T equipment we get in the office and this time he handed me some scraps of MDF - yeayyyy just perfect!!  So I set to!.  This Julie Nutting stamp has been coloured in with Copic pens and the paper piecing has had a little shading added.  The background paper has been stencilled over distress inks over the flower stencil by Creative Crafters.  The designer paper, doily and flowers are all from The Hobby House.



 
I am entering this into the following challenges
 
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
 
Thanks for looking
Polly x

Monday, 1 July 2013

Inspirational piece for The Hobby House

Its my turn to showcase an inspirational piece over at The Hobby House. 

I decided to create a scrapbook page of my Nanna when she was young.  When she was 12 she modelled for a chocolate box with the title Bubbles.  I have used papers from Kaisercraft and various diecuts for the branches and leaves.  The lovely embellishments used are all available from The Hobby House. 

Pearl String Collection
Cameo
Mulberry Roses - Wedding Day
Pearl Brad
Pearl Flourish
Doily
 And here it is ....


 
 
 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly x

Friday, 28 June 2013

New stamp from Prima Julie Nutting

The new Prima Julie Nutting stamps are out so just had to buy all some of them :O).  This is the largest of them all - just love the elegance of this one.

The background paper has been stencilled with distress inks then stamped with various quote stamps.  All the edges have been distress with a scissor blade and inked with Vintage Photo.  The chandelier stamps have been in my stash for at least a couple of years and have never been used!!! and these were stamped, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and zapped with the heat gun. The image has been coloured in with Copics, the flower is made with a spellbinders die and all pearl embellishments, buttons and white daisy lace are from The Hobby House.



I am entering this into the following challenges

Daring Cardmakers - Forgotten Treasure
Five Simple Things - Anything Goes
Its All About the Vintage - Distress and Tear
Sarah Hurley Challenge - All That Glitters is Gold   -    Edited: Made the top 3!!

Thanks for looking

Polly x

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Bestie Challenge - Pearls and Lace

Over at the Besties Challenge blog their theme this week is to use Pearls and Lace - yummy!!

I have coloured my digi image with copics, used papers from a paper pad which has been in my stash for yonks, the white edging was created by punching out 12 scalloped hearts and adding them around the designer paper.  I then added some pearls, lace, flowers and twine (all from The Hobby House) and here it is....


 
Thanks for looking
Polly x

Edited: Came in the top 5 whohooooo

Friday, 21 June 2013

Stampotique - Anything but a card

Hmm not sure where the original post to this has gone!!  It published (or so I thought)!!

Over at Stampotique the challenge has been set by the ultra talented Nellie - Anything but a card'.  Here is what Nellie has to say about her theme......

When I participate in challenges, escpecially when I’m short of time, I tend to make cards. They are usually a quick and easy thing to make. So this week I challenge you (and myself) to make ANYTHING BUT A CARD for the Stampotique designer’s challenge. I made a double journalpage in my little artjournal. I’m very curious to see what you come up with!

With work being so busy at the moment I decided to make a quick notepad.  I first stamped Vintage Postcard (8115) onto a piece of smooth cardstock with Brown Memento ink.  Distressed the edges with Vintage Photo, stamped around the edge with Leaf (3024) in Green Memento Ink, added Medium Bee (3000) and here it is.....



 
 
Do pop over and see what my creative DTeamies have created and join in with us
 
Polly x


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Besties Challenge - Favourite Bestie with diecuts

Just found them and I just ADORE these Sherri Baldy digital images -'Besties'.  They even have a challenge blog which I just had to join in with.  There challenge over at Besties Challenge this week is to use your favourite Bestie with diecuts. so here is my favourite  ..  Frilly Lilly Messy Bessy (for now anyway lol).  She has been coloured in with Copic pens and she was such a delight to colour in.  I have used my new Spellbinders Ornate Oval to diecut round the coloured image, some Marianne Flourish diecuts, some lilac ribbon, a little flower and here it is......................

 
 
Thanks for looking

Polly x


Edited - Came in the top 5 - woohoo x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Well we are halfway through  The Hobby House's   very first challenge of
 
Anything Goes
 
which means.... you still have time to join us :O)


And the winner will receive a £25 voucher (excluding P+P) from 

The Hobby House


I decided to decorate one of the lovely MDF door hangers that The Hobby House sell.  The background is Prima paper and I have added a fence diecut to it.  Then I snipped away some very thin triangles on 2 pieces of green cardstock to create grass adhering one to the base.  I cut out one of the lovely Mo Manning toppers Strawberry Wishes adhered her to the hanger with 3d pads and then added the second piece of grass cardstock.  Added some little flowers and butterflies, created a little bunty and here it is....
 
 
I hope you will pop over to The Hobby House blog and see what my creative DT buddies have made and join in with us
 
BFN
Polly xx
 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Stampotique Challenge - Incorporating an Envelope

Its that time again for a new challenge over at Stampotique and this weeks theme of  'incorporating an envelope' has been set by the very talented Valerie - here is what Valerie has to say about her challenge.

I love the idea of using every day objects for art. I would like us to try creating an art project that incorporates an envelope - any shape or size, new or used. You can flip, fold, score, tear, ink, paint, stamp, doodle, embellish or keep it clean and simple - just have fun!

I decided to use an old A3 envelope that I found at work  - I made a tag and envelope which I inked up with Picked Raspberry and Cut grass then inked again through a flower stencil.  I stamped Abstract Foliage (3031) around all the edges, stamped Enjoy today (7319) on the tag and stamped Vintage Postcard (8114) on the envelope front.  Added a matching ribbon and here it is....


 
Do pop over to the Stampotique blog and see what my creative DT buddies have made and join in with us
 
Happy Crafting
 
Polly x

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Stampotique challenge - Text

Oooh time for another challenge over at Stampotique and this weeks theme has been chosen by the incredibly talented Sarinda - this is what Sarinda has to say about her theme. 

Sarinda here and I am hosting. I love using text in my work it is a fun way to get texture without a whole lot of work. With that I have a background tutorial for you to try. Click over to my blog Aggregate Memories. Wishing you a very creative and inspiring day.

I decided to use Shoot for the Moon (7114) and Great Moon (3044) - I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed over some glossy cardstock, spritzed with water, then used the same inks through some sequin waste and a flower mask. It was then cut out in the shape of a large star.  The Great Moon was stamped on some old text paper, cut out and adhered to the star and outlined with pencil.  Cut out some little stars, adhered and again outlined. I then added lines and dots to the edges of the star with black pen, added the quote stamp Shoot for the Moon, added a little star to the bottom of the moon with black cotton and here it is....




 
Do pop over to Stampotique and see all the amazing designs the Design Team have created
Have a good day
Polly

Monday, 20 May 2013

So Exciting!!!

yeayyyyyyyyy how fantastic is this!!!  I have been invited to join a fabulous design team for The Hobby House.  Please pop over to the Hobby House  to meet all the other super talented Design Team!  The Hobby House Challenge blog will be starting very soon so do hope you will join in with the upcoming challenges. 


Many thanks Jill and Kate

Polly x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Mo Manning Odette

Over at Mo Manning challenge blog there theme for this weeks challenge is Red, White and Blue and because I love this newly purchased adorable image Odette decided to play along.  So armed with my newly acquired Copic Pens (thanks Kate :O - really enjoying playing with them) and greyboard, cardstock, stamps and inks I set to.  I created the background by simply stamping the jumbo stamp by Stampendous - Peony with Salty Ocean distress ink.  The frame was embossed with a cuttlebug script folder.  Red cardstock was used for the pennant shapes by Spellbinders along with matching papers that I've had for some time now and don't remember who they are by (sorry).  Pearls and roses from The Hobby House were added to the banner, the Dance quote was computer generated and here it is....



Thanks for looking

Polly x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Decorated wooden spoon

This is what'ss been keeping me quiet for a few days - I've had this idea in my head for decorating a wooden spoon in a 'ballet' theme for some time now and I finally had the time to put it into action.  The decorating of the spoon was easy enough - practising with Copic pens was quite relaxing but the frame - eeks!!  And it still didn't come out quite like I wanted it to so I think another attempt is required - just a few tweaks here and there I think :O)

I've coloured in Odetta by Mo Manning with Copic pens, the wooden spoon was painted cream and then pink ribbon, pearls and flowers were used to decorate it.  The frame is constructed from large lengths of cream cardstock with matching corner flourishes and here it is.....


 
I am entering this into
 
Make it Monday - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - Feminine and Fancy
 
Thanks for looking
Polly x

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Stampotique Challenge - Summertime

Well a perfect challenge awaits us over at Stampotique - SUMMERTIME and thats exactly what we are currently getting over here in the UK - beautiful sunshine!!!

Talented designer Carol is our hostess for this weeks challenge and this is what she says about her Summertime theme

"I love the summer time. I love to spend time outdoors especially in the garden where you can sit surrounded by the sights and colours of summer. I used this as my thoughts for this weeks challenge. Whether its the bright summer colours that inspire you, the flowers or just the general lazy feeling you can get from an afternoon in the garden, take this summer and make it into your own work of art. Carol x
 
I decided to decorate a balsa wood box that I have had in my stash for months.  I inked up a piece of A4 paper with Distress Inks Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans, Spritzed with water, inked again through a flower stencil and a circle stencil and spritzed again.  I then used the  Large Bee (3008) stamp and stamped it randomly on the box, coloured the body with a yellow Prisma coloured pencil and added glossy accents to the wings.  Abstract Foliage (3031) was added around the edge and here it is... 
 
 
 


Please pop over to the Stampotique challenge site to see what fantastic creations my Design teamies have created - hope you will join in

Polly x

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Stampotique challenge - Turquoise and Pink


Woohooo, my turn to host this weeks challenge over at Stampotique and I have chosen a colour theme of Turquoise and Pink. 
 
I love Pink, whether it's a bright fushcia pink or a pretty rose pink - and teamed up with Turquoise well, they sure do make a bold statement!! This colour combination creates a bright, cheerful and a beautiful feminine palette that also reminds me of the 1980's and what a fab decade that was for music!! So break out the pinks, turquoises and not forgetting a splash of black and white and join in with this weeks challenge.
 
I have made a tag which was first sponged with Peacock Feathers, splashed with water and then used the same ink through a flower template.   I then inked up some paper with Picked Raspberry, again splashed with water, stamped Carols Large Flower (9165) and Small Flower (9166) onto it and cut them all out.  I hand drew the stems and leaves, added Abstract Foliage (3031)  around the edge, added the sentiment A little garden... (9087) and here it is.


We are starting a new challenge month, so please make sure you link up to the new link here.

Please pop over to Stampotique and see what fantastic designs my Design Teamies have created - I hope they will inspire you to join in

Polly

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Decorated clipboard

Not had much time to play in the craft room but now that the decorating has been done and everything is back in its place I managed to decorate a clipboard that I've had in my stash for yonks!!

Over at Bunny Zoe Crafts there monthly challenge is Girly, so using my new Julie Nutting stamps, some recycyled packaging from a Prima stencil, couple of doilies and some diecuts I managed to decorate this clipboard last night and here it is.....


Thanks for looking

Polly x


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Stampotique - Sketch challenge

Good Morning - This week the ultra talented  Maria is our hostess over at Stampotique and she has created this fantastic sketch for us to work with. It's a great starting point for a lot of stampers as it takes the guess work out of where to begin.

Unfortunately my craft room is filled with furniture and kitchen items due to us having the hall, stairs and landing, dining room and kitchen being decorated so not only has my time been limited in there but working under the craft desk with 2 boisterous Maine Coon kittens sitting on what I'm trying to make is a nightmare!!!  Here they are looking as though butter wouldnt melt in their little mouths!!!  Yeah RIGHT!!!  L-R  Apollo and Athena


So a very simple card from me this week - I followed the sketch to a T using one of Marias new images -  You give me wings (3712)  Tim Holtz Hearts & Wings diecut and using up lots of oddment papers from my scrap box which is the only box I can get easy access to!! :O(

 

Can't wait to see how you use this sketch - you can flip it, rotate it, but the main elements should be visible on your creation.  Please pop over to Stamptoque and see what fantastic creations my talented DT chums have created.

Thanks for looking
Polly x

Friday, 1 March 2013

STAMPOTIQUE Blog Hop

Today Stampotique and the design team would love to invite you to join us for a Blog Hop to introduce our new release. Our design team (as well as a few of the stamp designers) have created some fabulous creations to show off these awesome new stamps, you are going to LOVE them.

Hop through the all the links and leave comments along the way for your chance to win some new stamps. We will choose random commenters and announce on our next challenge the winners who will get some of thew new images.

If you want an additional chance to win some Stampotique goodies, join us for at the Stampotique Designer's Challenges.


Here is a card I  made using the lovely sentiment 'Enjoy today, live for tomorrow and dream for the future' designed by the very talented Maria Sabina Raita

 
Another card I made this time using the 'Banner' stamp designed by the very talented France Papillon
 
 
 
I covered a MDF heart with gesso, inked it all with distress stains and then added a pair of embossed wings.  The cutest bunny ever :O)  'You give me wings' (designed by Maria Sabina Raita) was coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, cut out and placed on the decorated heart.
 
 
Here I have used the 'Home Sweet Home stamp designed again by France Papillon to create a little wall plaque
 
 
and finally ... the stamp 'I love my new dress' by Daniel Torrente, coloured in with Polychromos Pencils, cut out and placed in front of a handmade bobbin decorated with flowers and a scissor diecut
 

If you are just happening upon this blog, you will want to start at Stampotique Designer's Challenge where you can find the master list. From my blog you will want to hop on over to _Kira Nichols blog.







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Thanks for hopping with us today, we can't wait to hear which stamps are your favorites from this release.

The whole March release collection can be viewed on the Stampotique website.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Time for another weekly challenge over at Stampotique and this weeks theme of Triangles has been chosen by the very talented Nellie.  Here is what Nellie has to say about her challenge:

I  often like to incorporate geometric shapes in my cards, be it squares, circles, rectangles etc. So this week I challenge you to use such geometric shape  in your card or project. But not just  any shape you like. It has to be a TRIANGLE. Use just one or as many as you like.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with… So have fun stamping!
 
I decided to use alcohol inks this week and around the edge of the alcohol inked background I stamped Abstract Foliage (3031) around the edge. Smushallaum (6122) was stamped up with Memento and coloured in with Polychromos pencils.  What? Never seen a diva before? (8974) was stamped on plain card, cut and edged with black chalk.  Bit of wiggly wire and here it is...
 

I hope you will pop over to Stampotique and see what all my other extremely talented DT ladies have created and maybe join in with us ;O) 

Thanks for looking

Polly x
 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Prima Julie Nutting Stamps

FINALLY.......  I have those long awaited Prima Julie Nutting Stamps and I have to say - love them!!!

So last night saw me in my craft room playing!!!  I cut out a large tag and inked the background with my fave distress inks Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade, inked stencils and stamps, then fussy cut out some flowers from a sheet of K&Co paper from the Sweet Nectar range.  I stamped the girl stamp on some text paper and again used K&Co paper, added some lace, ribbon and a Tim Holtz sentiment and here it is....


 
I am entering this tag into the following challenges
 
Top Tip Tuesday - Tag you're it
Paper Creators Crafts - Flowery Delight
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog - Anything goes
 
Thanks for looking
 
Polly x