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My Second Journal Page

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So a couple of weeks ago I had a tentative start to my art journaling journey with a one page creation using stamps and inks and messy stuff.  So for this second journal page....I've taken the plunge on my very first double page spread.  I know....what was I thinking!!!  But I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it so much that I've now created another double page spread that I'll be blogging about later in the week. 

So for this double page spread I started off by coating the pages with white gesso even though the Dylusions journals don't need it.  I then used a pale blue acrylic paint and some splashes of blue Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in Midnight Blue for the background and then stamped little black circles all over the page and using white acrylic paint made some clouds that I later outlined with a white gel pen.  I printed the words off on my PC and then cut them out and layered them onto the pages and outlined with black Sharpie pen....a fri…

It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 30 - ANYTHING GOES

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It’s Digi Choosday day again. 
Hope you’re ready to enter another Digi Choosday Challenge.
This week our challenge is ‘ANYTHING GOES'.
We hope  that many more of you enter and look forward to seeing lots of your marvelous entries. 

AND also this week there's something special from me as well....scroll to the bottom to see.
So, my make this week is the first of my creations using the fabulous new Meribelle Mermaid digis and combining her with the wonderful Starfish and Sandcastles collection I have made my very first shaker card.  The papers, and the lighthouse and the yacht and sentiment that I've cut in bubble speech from Serif Craft Artist are from the Starfish and Sandcastles collection but the Meribelle Mermaid is from the Big Kahuna Collection or the special three for two offer called Meribelle Friends.  I've used Serif to make a circle layered decoupage where she goes gradually smaller in size but layered onto top of decreasing circles a…

It's Digi Choosday - Week 29 - Flowers

Hello everybody             
It’s Digi Choosday day again. 
Hope you’re ready to enter anotherDigi Choosday Challenge.
This week our challenge is ‘FLOWERS ’.
Before I show you what I’ve made for this week’s challenge I do hope that you’ve been to the Polkadoodles’ website to get your brand new digis from the MERIBELLE mermaid stuff.  There’s a whole lot of newbies to get your hands on from the very very big kahuna kit containing 10 different digis in black and white and coloured versions and also with black and white digi on a pre-coloured background too!!  And also individual digis in sets of three too.  There’s something for every pocket.She’s uber sweet and has a man in her life as well.  Excellent for all you folk out there that like to colour detailed digis with that flowing hair and excellent fin/tail.  But even if you can’t colour or don’t think your colouring is up to scratch then there’s the pre-coloured versions too.

So, back to the challenge for this week’s Digi Choosday.  For…

My First Journal Page

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So, I'm here to share with you my very very VERY VERY first foray into the world of art journaling.  Some of my team mates for Polkadoodles are already accomplished art journalists (if that's the correct term) and I've looked at their created pages with envy and thought to myself ,'Oh, I wonder if I could do that?'.....  well guess what....  I've had a bash with my brand new purchase of a Dyan Dylusions Journal.  I stroked the journal for a little while and was a little apprehensive to say the least about getting the pages 'mucky'.  I'm very much a clean crafter and although I've dabbled a little in stamping and inks I prefer the cleaner side of crafting and card making, but after watching a few videos on You Tube and then cracking open my very new stamps from Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles I stamped some beautiful petals from the uber gorgeous Lavender Tea stamp set and then set about colouring them with my Derwent Inktense pencils…

It's Digi Choosday - Week 28 - For The Girls

Hello everybody             

It’s Digi Choosday day again. 
Hope you’re ready to enter another Digi Choosday Challenge. This week our challenge is ‘FOR THE GIRLS ’.

Full details of what I’ve used can be found in the Thumb Linkies below.
For my make this week I have made an 8x8 card using the lovely Lily Love Bug collection which is very much one for the girls.  She’s uber cute and so pretty.  I’ve layered the elements using a graphics package and then cut the flowers out and layered them up decoupage style.  I coloured the digi called Lily Bug Love Heart Balloon (available singly or on the collection) using my Graph It pens and then used Glossy Accents and Glamour Dust on the balloon.   Full details of the markers I’ve used can be found below.
Here is my make for this week’s challenge:         







Graph It Pens used:
Skin - 4115, 4180, 4155, 5120, 6150 White Graph It Shake pen Wings and shoes and hat - 5245 9909 Dress - 8220, 8260, 8270 Hair - 3150, 3160, 3180
I’m excited to see your makes for thi…

New Polkadoodles Collection - Winnie & Rocco Starfish and Sandcastles - Decoupage Donkey card

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Well I'm back again today to share another make for Polkdadoodles that I've been crafting on for the past week in my craft room with the brand new collection called Winnie & Rocco Starfish and Sandcastles!!! 
Yes, she's back and she's bagged herself a gorgeous boyfriend with the most adorable face and the cutest quiff ever!!!!  Who could resist such a handsome dude. So join me and the other DT members on our summery travels as we explore their journey together. The phenomenal VIP XXL collection is the best value bundle ever to grace the Doodles website and there's smaller collections to. Grab yours here

So for my card make today I've used an 8x8 card and layered some of the starfish paper on and tied twine around the blue red and white decking paper (Which is just incredible) and then layered a big big Winnie on her donkey pre-coloured digi onto the top and then decorated around her postcards, tickets and fish and then added some shell …

New Polkadoodles Collection - Winnie & Rocco Starfish and Sandcastle -

Hellloooo everybody

Well I'm back again today to share another make for Polkdadoodles that I've been crafting on for the past week in my craft room with the brand new collection called Winnie & Rocco Starfish and Sandcastles!!! 

Yes, she's back and she's bagged herself a gorgeous boyfriend with the most adorable face and the cutest quiff ever!!!!  Who could resist such a handsome dude. So join me and the other DT members on our summery travels as we explore their journey together. The phenomenal VIP XXL collection is the best value bundle ever to grace the Doodles website and there's smaller collections to. Grab yours here
For this make I've used the digi that is called Winnie Dipping A Toe which you can get HERE as a black and white digi. I've coloured the digi with my Derwent Inktense pencils  and layered the backing papers up onto red and blue paper and also the faux wooden paper from the collection.  I had some shells in my stash (oh yes....I lurve s…