Friday, 25 May 2012

Diddy Doodles blog Challenge for June is "Teenager"

Hiya from my mums blog, Im Tia and Im on the design team for Diddy Doodles and I enjoy making cards, it makes me feel so relaxed as most of the time is spent deciding how to layout all the items.

This month I decided to use the Prettty Tuff cdrom from www.polkadoodles.co.uk which is all boys stuff as in all the charactors are boys, with tractors, cars, trucks and some sporty stuff on it. The papers on the disc are lovely though and they compliment the images

I chose to use a boy called Jay and the skateboard, both of which I coloured in using my mums promarkers and flexmarkers on his face. I made the easel card using just one piece of A4 card, covering the bottom with blue holographic card. Every item I used was from my mums stock.

This card is used on the diddydoodles blog challenge for children upto the age of 16 at:

I hope you like the card, Love Tia x



Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Anything Goes Guest Design Team Blog Challenge for May 2012

As a Guest Designer for Creative Craft Challenges2:

Wow, Im really honoured to be chosen as a guest designer for
Creative Craft Challenges Blog
and Im really excited!!!  My first chance at this honour for which I
spent weeks deciding what to make for the challenge of
"Anything Goes", sponsered by Love to Stamp, so the prize is fantastic.

I, decided after a long while of thinking, to decorate a paper bag and gift tag
so it can be used as a gift bag.
I, obviously only decorated the one side of both the tag and the bag.
For start off, I cut the backing paper out of a piece of my own stock of 12x12
papers into the large scalloped circle and topped it with a Me to You Bear topper.
I then cut some green felt with a new Marianne Design cutting die in a lattice effect
curved border, again using my Grande Calibur. I had to roll the felt through 3 times
before it finally cut but the effect is beautiful. This is one die that I will be using often.
I then glued these in place on the bag under and to the left of the Me to You topper,
added a stick on 2 layered butterfly in yellow and black, glued 3 different sized,
different shades of green buttons on to the bag following the line of the cutting die.
The final touch is the orange and ivory flower which again, is from my own stock.
The tag was made in the very same way apart from the sentiment topper, which
was cut from a die simular to Spellbinders and I used Anita's silver coloured peel off's
to spell out "For You". The butterfly on the tag is a white stick on, from the same pack
as the yellow&black one. 
This make was completely out of my comfort zone as Id never decorated anything other
than a card before, so Im a pure example of "Anything Goes" lol, try it once in a while,
its fun!!!! I hope you like as much as I do xx

This bag and tag was made for the following:
Creative Craft Challenges2 challenge blog,
just follow this link:
http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.co.uk/