Saturday, 24 September 2016

Wk 29 - Anything Goes Crafting Challenge

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 8th October AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles store - check out their amazing range of products, from rubber and clear stamps to digis, downloads, cd's and more!


One lucky random winner will receive a $10 download voucher for the Polkadoodles store! 

So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!... 
Please also welcome the lovely Helen and the lovely Bev who have joined our DT, we're so happy to have them with us...

Helen I was a feeling a little prehistoric so decided to use one of the fabulous images from the 
Sticks and Bones Collection, this little cutie is Walk the Dinosaur Girl. Papers are from the collection to and some of my doggies bones. Of course every little dinosaur needs walkies.
Colours used
Skin 80, 82, 87, 02, 32, 01
Hair 92, 91, 70, 83, 02
Bone 97, 96, 95, 01
Outfit 15, 13, 09
Earrings 87, 83, 84, 06, 02, 01
Dinosaur 71, 58, 70, 84, 02, 01



Bev here with my first make for the team. I opted for Oddella Heart and used the tartan paper from my crafty stash as inspiration (skin: 32, 90, 87, 82, blush: 29, 31, hair: 84, 83, 82, 80, 76, 75, eyes: 71, 70, 68, clothing: 71, 70, 68, 26, boots: 21, 26, 95, 96, 97, heart/lips: 21, 26)




Scatty Jan I have used the lovely Daisyday stamp set for my card , I adore these stamps

Colours used
Gold Ochre , Lemon. medium Grey, Light Grey, White, Night Green. Aquamarine


Lou: I have used the Tropical Flowers Flamingo stamp set to create my aapperature card. I used the images to create the frame, cutting around the inside and outside.They were then layered on to a diecut background and acetate.

Colours used:
Flamingo: pink madder lake, medium flesh & rose madder lake
Palm leaves: emerald green, apple green & olive green
Lilies: Canary yellow, gold ochre, burnt carmine, light green & olive green

Colours used:
Open flower: cream, Indian red, light carmine & hookers green
Lilies: canary yellow, gold ochre & light carmine
Palm leaves: emerald green, apple green & olive green
Shadow: silver grey & medium grey

Jane - I have used one of the latest images in the Polkadoodles Shop, Cossack Russian Dancer 1, creating a Moscow inspired background with dies and using a beautiful starry paper from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection too.
Colours used:
Skin: 76, 89, 30, 32 + 28
Hair: 99, 97, 96
Red: 92, 90, 18
Blue: 49, 48, 47
White/Grey: 97, 96, 95

What gorgeous colouring and projects we have for you this week, stunning! 
So onto our winners....
 

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002701 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive $10 of downloads from Polkadoodles! 

The Design Team's Top 4 favourites are:
49 Heather 

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Wk 28 -Anything Goes - Crafty Sentiments

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 24 September AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely 


Our fabulous sponsor is giving away 3 images from their fabulous Shop so check them out!
So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!...

Scatty Jan  How cutie is this little lady -  Emmi Lou - Just me - You can find her in the store here

Colours used
Skin 32, 30, 76, 89
Hair 84, 05, 01, 75, 76
Pink 21, 24, 26, 23, 27
Green 53, 55


Jane - This little sweetheart is called Emmi Lou a Poppy for You and I attempted a spot of 'no-line' colouring with her.
Colours used: 
Skin: 80, 89, 31, 32 + 90
Hair: 99, 97, 96
Yellow: 13, 8, 7, 2
Red: 92, 90, 89

Gorgeous inspiration!

So onto our winners....

 


 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002501 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive3 images from Oddball Art

The Design Team's Top 3 favourites are:
37 Teresa
46 Kay Lin
61 Lucy Woods

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x


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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Wk 27 - Anything Goes - Craft Colouring Challenge sponsored by Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 10 September AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles store - check out their amazing range of products, from rubber and clear stamps to digis, downloads, cd's and more!

One lucky random winner will receive a $10 download voucher for the Polkadoodles store! 

So let's see what the lovely Design Team have made to inspire you this week!...


Lou: I have decided to used the wonderful Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup stamp set for my card and have matted the flowers on to a die cut background.


Colours used:
Flowers: light carmine, dark carmine, Indian red and light flesh
Leaves: Hookers green and apple green
Scatty Jan I have used the lovely Daisydays stamps for my card this week....
Colours used
dark carmine, rose and light carmine
White
Jane – I did a bit of digi merging for my make this week using my absolute all-time favourite image EVER Octavia Best Friends.  I merged her with wings from the Work & Play 9 Love & Kisses bundle where you can also find the sentiment.
Colours used:
Skin: 76, 80, 82, 32 + 28
Purples: 41, 38, 39
Blues: 49, 48, 47
Greys: 97, 96, 95
White


Nikky...I've used this lovely Meribelle image from Polkadoodles this week, you can get it here...I struggled with my hands this week so my colouring isn't the best, I had to print my image really large to make it a bit easier as I can't hold the pencil too well with pressure. Annoyingly I then trimmed too much off with my die shape so lost loads of the extra background I'd spent ages on, typical lol...

All the flowers used are from the Polkadoodles Lavender Tea collection - the colours were a perfect combination...
Unfortunately I forgot to write the colours I used, my bad, oops!

Gorgeous inspiration!

So onto our winners....

 

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002501 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles store!

The Design Team's Top 3 favourites are:
#10 Granne
#58 Lucy W
#25 Cathy P

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Wk 26 Anything goes - Craft Colouring Challenge sponsored by Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 27 August AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST
This week we are sponsored by the lovely Oddball Art Store - check out their amazing range of digis! Lizzy is kindly donating 3 digis to our random lucky winner for this challenge....

OK, let's see what the team have coloured for you this week!...

Nikky...I decided to go to the dark side this week and push myself into doing a darker skintone. Not the easiest thing in the world to achieve but I was quite pleased how this turned out in the end. The key with doing dark skin is you have to layer and layer and really mix your colours to get it right and there are tons and tons of different skintones to go for...an asian tone is very different to an american/caribbean kind of tone...this image is CASSIDEY....
I'm so bad at not writing my colours down but as the skin took a while and I wanted that to be my focus I didnt do much on the clothing and kept it mono, just using the Black pencil and white to blend.  
Skintone colours: 75,76, 82, black, 32
cheeks & warmer tones - Carmine red
hair - black, white pencil

Scatty Jan For my image this fortnight I used Birthday Jaz. Just love her huge glasses....
Colours used 
Skin 32, 30, 76, 89
Hair 84, 05, 01, 75, 76
Orange 83, 09, 13
Greys 97-99
Jane – I do love Oddball images and I have printed CASSIDEY twice, once 'normally' and once with very faint lines so that I could fill her with black pencil to create a ‘shadow’.
Colours used:
Skin: 76, 89, 30, 32 + 90
Purple: 41, 38, 36
Orange: 17, 15, 13, 9
Black/Grey: 99, 98, 97, 96

Lou: I have coloured up "Big Eyed Sassy Bianca" and once she was coloured, the sentiment just came to me ... she just reminded me of a dark haired patsy from AdFab !



Colours used:
Skin: light flesh, pink madder lake, light carmine
Hair: dark sepia, van dyck brown, raw umber & gold ochre
Dress: moss green, olive green, light violet, dark violet, aquamarine & black
Socks: black, light violet & dark violet
Shadow: silver grey, medium grey & dark grey






Gorgeous inspiration!  So onto our winners....
 
 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW0026001 to claim your prize of 3 digis from Oddball Art!

The Design Team's Top 3 favourites are:
#15 Julie
Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x


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Saturday, 30 July 2016

wk 25 - Anything Goes...Craft Colouring Challenge sponsored by Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Pencils

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

ANYTHING GOES

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 13 August AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST
This week we are sponsored by the lovely store

and we have $5 digi vouchers for 3 lucky winners this week - make sure you check out this store they have some lovely lovely art to colour up!

OK, let's see what the team have coloured for you this week!...

Scatty Jan Two cards to share with you today, using images from our fab new sponsor. The first one is using image and sentiment Nerd Boy Balloon, Totally how much fun is he perfect for many a Birthday. Coloured with my lovely pencils , I added a little twine to the balloon, The wall was done in pastels, a slice of ribbon and some stripey paper and it was good to go.


Colours used
Skin 32, 30, 76, 89
Hair 84, 05, 01, 75, 76
Yellow 04, 05, 06
Blue 49, 53, 55
White

My second card for today oh this image did make me giggle (the sentiment's also came with it) Birdbrain Brew . I popped it on some yellow card stock added some ribbon and there we go, two very drunken chickies!


Colours used
Yellow 07, 06, 04
Green 59, 67, 65, 62
Blue 43, 44, 50
Orange 15, 13
White

Jane – I copied and flipped my image NERD BOY BALLOON to make ‘twins’ and placed them IN a balloon. Hope they don’t mind heights! J


Colours used:
Skin: 76, 89, 30, 32 - Hair: 99, 98, 97
Blues: 51, 50, 47 - Reds: 92, 90, 89
Flower: 73 + 9, 8, 7 - Balloon/Bowtie: 55, 54
White: 97, 96

Nikky...Such a nice change to find a great, fun image like this, it would be great for men's cards and teenage dudes alike. This is called Birdbrain Brew, click the link to get it....I havent had chance to make an actual project with this yet but here's my coloured image ready to go....
Colours used: Peacock, Carmine Pink, Chrome Yellow, Sea Green, Dark Grey, Black, Brown Ochre.


Lou: I have used the Birdbrain Brew image for my project and kept my card CAS as wanted the image to be the focal point.

Colours used:
Bottle: dark grey, cedar green, grey green, moss green & burnt ochre
Label: dark grey, dark carmine, light carmine, pale geranium lake, gold ochre, 
ochre, peacock blue, aquamarine & silver grey.
Standing Bird: peacock blue, aquamarine, Light carmine, dark grey & gold ochre
Sitting bird: gold ochre, ochre & dark grey
Pretzels: Van Dyke brown & burnt ochre
 
 
 
 


Gorgeous inspiration!

So onto our winners....
 
 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002501 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles store!

The Design Team's Top 3 favourites are:
#20 Lisa S
Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x
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Saturday, 16 July 2016

wk 24 - X = xanthic yellow/Anything Goes...Craft Colouring Challenge with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

X = XANTHIC YELLOW/ANYTHING GOES
Yep, did you know Xanthic is actually a shade of yellow! 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 30 JULY AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST
This week we are sponsored by the lovely Oddball Art Store who are kindly donating 3 images to our random winner so make sure you check out all the lovely digis...


So let's see what the team have made! ...

Scatty Jan  I used two lovely images this time from our sponsor Alex and Bianca  What good friends they make!I stamped the sentiment and the bubble background with stamps from Summertime . The splodges on the background are cut from my portrait coloured to match.


Colours used
Skin 32, 30, 76, 89
Hair 84, 05, 01, 75, 76
Yellows 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Brown 76

Nikky...I didnt read the challenge properly so I went with the Anything Goes theme this week, doh me! Love this image which is called Bianca ...
Colours used: Skin: 82 Brown ochre, white, 76 Van Dyck Brown, cheeks 92 Indian Red
Hair: Grey 98, Black 99
Dress: Black 99, 24 Dk Carmine


Jane – I loved my image this week, what a gorgeous little girl (look at those eyelashes) and she is called BONNIE BOOKWORM.   I actually started out making a bookmark but things didn’t quite go to plan!! J
 

Colours used:
Skin: 92, 89, 31, 32
Hair/Yellows: 97, 9, 8, 7, 4
Pink: 24, 28, 29

Gorgeous inspiration!

So onto our winners....
 

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002401 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend in the Polkadoodles store!

The Design Team's Top 3 favourites are:

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x
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Saturday, 2 July 2016

wk 23 - W =Whatever/Anything Goes...Craft Colouring challenge with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils

Welcome back to another new challenge...

Our lovely challenge is here to help inspire you to try out Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils - if you've never tried these amazingly lush pencils then check out all the links at the top of the page to find out more. They are top quality pencils which need minimum blending - if you're a Polychomo/Prisma fan you really need to check them out because we have all switched from those brands because we find Lyra's much faster to work with, easier to blend and superb colours and lightfastness that is superior to most of the others on the market - and they're an amazing price too!

Our challenge today is

W = WHATEVA!....
ANYTHING GOES 
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE OUR PRODUCTS TO ENTER
You can enter the challenge with ANY project you like as long as you 
have coloured an image with ANY medium  (pencils, markers, inks, paints, whatever you like).
Remember you can only enter twice!
CLOSING DATE: SAT 16 JULY AT NOON GMT - WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE FOLLOWING POST....
CHECK OUT THE WINNERS OF OUR LAST CHALLENGE AT THE END OF THIS POST
This week we are sponsored by the lovely Polkadoodles store so make sure you check out all the lovely digis and our winner chosen by Random.org will receive a $10 voucher to spend in the store


Scatty Jan - Ohhhhh Whatever and Polkadoodles what a fine challenge. I  used the delish Winnie - Dandelion Days  the sentiment is from the Winnie Spring Collection. The Paper, Butterfly and flowers are from Octavia Moonfly Collection

Colours used
Skin 32, 30, 76, 89
Hair 84, 05, 01, 75, 76
Greys 99, 98, 97, 96
Pinks 93, 94, 28


Cara  ....I loved this challenge... the only thing challenging about it was which image to use!  I decided to use one of my old favourites "Sleepy Head" and she can be found here.


colours used:
Skin 87,89,27,30,32
Pink 92, 27, 26
Blue 58,55,53
Trousers 75,76
Hair 75

Jane – My project uses the fabulous beach hut and sunglasses digi stamps that can be found on the Polkadoodles SUMMERTIME CD DOWNLOAD.  The paper and sentiment are also from this bundle.
Wish it was beach hut weather in the UK at the moment!!
Colours used:
Blues: 44, 43, 46 – Reds: 92, 90, 18
Browns: 76, 80, 82 – Yellows: 87, 83, 84
White: 97, 96, 95

Gorgeous inspiration!

So onto our winners....
 

 - Well done! Please EMAIL HERE quoting code PCW002301 to claim your prize!
 Our Random Winner will receive 3 images from Patties creations

Well done everyone we all adored your creations! Thankyou to everyone who entered we always appreciate it and love browsing through all your makes x
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