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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Monday 24 October 2011

Right....I hope this image isn't swamping the blog. I am chasing gremlins at the moment as I can't see images on the blog. If anyone is hopping by my this image normal size? would be grateful if you could leave a comment.

another trial image

Sunday 23 October 2011

Test image

I am still trying to upload a picture to my blog....can anyone see this clearly and normal size?

Saturday 22 October 2011

Craft Fair in Bunwell

Well, I had a lovely day at the local craft fair. The crafters had some really fine work on show . I had quite a successful day selling all of my lanterns, treasure boxes and also a few cards. I would have liked to have shown a photo here but there are gremlins at work in my blog and for some reason I cannot post any pictures. Goodness knows what I have done so any suggestions would be gratefully received. I will keep trying with pictures so please let me know if they turn out huge again.

Saturday 15 October 2011

A polkadoodle christmas

At last...this is my first christmas card using the polkadoodle disc. I did change the image in mcs as the face on the image wasn't very pretty-I just lassoo'd it out and added a face from pretty sweet disc also by polka' then it was just a case of dipping into my stash for the gems and ribbons.

Thursday 13 October 2011

Polkadoodle woohoo

Yesterday was not a good day for you can read in my last posting I just couldn't get to grips with the polkadoodle discs. Well.......after exchanging many emails with Dot at polkadoodle, a phone call with Tracey also at polka' and then an early evening phone call from Dot I can finally use the discs with mcs!!! I adore the images and for a cack handed colourist like me it is nothing short of a miricle. I will of course show the finished, long awaited autumnal card as soon as.

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Polkadoodle disaster

Because I am in love with the cards made by Mina and Teresa and the craft savvy blog owners and because I cannot colour in a fraction as well as them I decided to give polkadoodle discs a try. I adore the images, they are stunning and I couldn't wait to try them out. I must be the only person ever to be totally unable to use the discs. Any tutorials I have been able to find show how to paint them. I don't want to paint them I just want to either use the images in mcs or at least put several of the images on one page and print them off. I have spent two days now trying to get some sense out of these discs. I have tried the snapshot option which sometimes works then on the next image decides not to work. I have tried copy and paste again it works on some of the images but then the others copy over the same size as a postage stamp. I have tried watching the create and craft demos but got so exasperated at all the wittering about how wonderful they are and how christmas is coming, and the weather and ailments that I just cannot put myself through another minute. For the sake of my diet please would someone tell me what to do? If not, chocolate awaits. 

Saturday 8 October 2011

More hot chocolate needed

Once I had started dipping into my stash I found it wasn't too bad after all but I still needed more hot chocolate to keep me going. The papers are from my stash as are the flowers and gems. The topper and sentiment are Kanban, the flourishes are a die and my cuttlebug. When I was visiting other blogs and saw beautiful cards in pastel shades I decided this was for me...I think I am hooked on girly.

Finally using my stash

Since joining in with the docrafts bloghop I have been inspired by the beautiful work on several of the other blogs. So at last I am actually using my stash! It has been a long hard road convincing myself that my preciousssss stuff isn't just for me to secretly gaze at, thank you Mina and Teresa and those other crafty folk, who, I think have shown that it is a good thing to do. Anyway, here is my first effort.
papers from Signature Christmas
card, angel and sentiment from Kanban
flowers from my stash
I used my cuttlebug for the shapes.

I have had to have a sit down with a hot chocolate as I came over all funny after having dipped into my 'stuff' but I have started so I will carry on. Hope you like it.