Sunday, 11 February 2018

Love 2 Create - Nikky Hall using a digi image to create a journal page

We are very lucky today and have the very talented Nikky Hall (from Polkadoodles) sharing one her of her projects with us on Love 2 Create using a digi image called Oddella Twig to create a journal page ...

Over to you Nikky ...


I coloured this Oddella image up a few weeks back and when I looked at it the following day I suddenly had an overwhelming urge to make her into a journal page which I have not done for absolutely eons...and I mean eternity eons! So I didnt lose the mojo for her I rushed upstairs as soon as I got in from work and decided I was only allowing the time it took for the pizza to cook and no more - I'm trying to set myself time goals so I just go with the flow and didn't procrastinate too much as it's killing my melon, man ... this was the coloured image before and after ...



 I just got all my fave colours out and random stamps which just happened to be the nearest to hand which were all my textures from Premium Art Brands and threw it all on. I did actually spritz and seal between layers but because I was rushing they did get very muddied and I used a lot of yellow ochre pan pastel, (which I don't normally do). Not what I was aiming for at all but this was pizza journaling after all ...!



I just ripped the image off the paper and glued it down with photo glue then applied all the Pan Pastel colours around it, using a Versamark inkpad to overstamp - love using Versamark ink as they just stick to the Pan Pastels like glue and make it so vibrant...


A bit of doodling to finish off using a black Graph'It marker which will go over virtually anything and the must have Graph'It White Shake marker and voila ...




WOWsers, I'm sure you will all agree that that is one fabulous journal page and unless you were told, wouldn't believe that it was a digi image and not a stamped one.

We'd love it if you became a follower of our challenge blog, not just to join in with the challenges ... which would be way cool by the way ... but to check out all the fabulous projects shared.

Happy crafting everyone and don't forget to pop over next week as the winners, plus top 3 will be announced for last months challenge. REMEMBER you still have time to enter this months challenge and all the details can be found HERE.

Before we go, what have you been making recently? Why not pop over to our Facebook page and share your projects with us - https://www.facebook.com/groups/love2create - we look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Love 2 Create - Challenge #5 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media goes

It's the start of a new month which means another new challenge at Love 2 Create Challenges. A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, (for Challenge #4) will be announced on 18th February 2018.

Just in case you have missed any winners posts, previous winners, Top 3 and GDT's can be found on our 'Winners Page' at the top of the blog.

Now we all know that crafters don't really need an excuse to 'play' with their crafty stash but just in case you do, why not play along with this months challenge. Our theme is easy peasy ...

Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes

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Our sponsor for 2018 is Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop. Have you visited recently? If not pop over now as there are oodles and oodles of new goodies waiting to be re-homed 😇😏😁

You don't have to use our Polkadoodles products to enter but we do a happy dance when you do lol. The challenge will run until 25th February 2018 so there's loads of time to play along. Ooohhhh, we must mention that we've a fabulous prize from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by random.org)?
Polkadoodles Ltd
Prize: £5 gift voucher for the Polkadoodles store.

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Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT. As you can see our talented team have been busy working their mixed media magic for you .....





I have a fun inky card to share with you all today, created using Distress Oxides and delightful stamps from Polkadoodles. More details can be found on my blog 

Belle Papillon




Terry: Hey there guys, for today's challenge I have made a Journal Page, with yep lots of butterflies that I made with clay, gave them a color with PanPastels and placed them onto my journal page. So the background of my Journal Page is colored with PanPastel the light colors, On top I have worked with a stencil and Light Modelling Paste. I have colored the plants with PanPastels and the dots on the background too. Last but not least I have placed a sentiment.





Some products that I worked with are: 





Just add you entry below in Mr Linky . The Love 2 Create team can't wait to see what you have created this month ...



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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Love 2 Create - last reminder as challenge #4 closes today

Just a quick reminder to everyone that Challenge #4 ends tonight at midnight which means you still have a little time to add your project.

All details for Challenge #4 can be found HERE.

Also if you would like to be a GDT on Love 2 Create Challenges remember to add GDT after your name or alternatively email Lou Sims for more details. Please put 'GDT position' in the subject header.

Join us next week for another new challenge but until then ... happy crafting to you all ...,

Love 2 Create DT

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Welcome our Guest Designer Norma

Again, we are very pleased to welcome another Gust Designer here at Love 2 Create challenges and this week it's the very talented Norma Pechir Holland. You can check out all of Norma's wonderful creations on her beautiful blog - Creating and Sharing It

Here is a little bit about Norma ...

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Hi, I’m Norma. I born in Mexico City, but I live in New York. Crafts have been part of my life since I can remember. Most of the things that I know I learned them from my mom, my life was around art because of her.
She taught me about mix media when I was 15 and even when I’m not as good as her, I love to make some projects for my house or for my good friends.

Below is the wonderful project Norma has created for her GDT spot ...

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To make my project, I recycle a box of cheese, each time that I got that cheese, I have in my mind that something is possible with that box, and today was the day.
I used a piece of paper of the Belle Papillon Collection, that I love, some flowers from my stash and the beautiful butterflies from the same collection. 

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I'm sure you will agree that it is a beautiful upcycling project - thank you Norma for joining in with us at Love 2 Create challenges.




Sunday, 14 January 2018

Love 2 Create - Winners & Top 3 for Challenge #3

Happy Sunday everyone and we're here to share the winner and top 3 from challenge #3. Remember you still have until 28th January 2018 to enter our current challenge - details here - we'd love it if you could play along/create with  us.

Winner of Polkadoodles prize
(Chosen by random.org)
Debs from Deb's Bat Cave

Congratulations Debs. To claim your prize please email Polkadoodles directly, quoting 'Love 2 Create winner' in the subject bar. Claim code is L2Cwk3. Have fun choosing your goodies.

Top 3
(in no particular order)
Jana 
Vinita
 RoRa



Finally and by no means least, could the following please email me (Lou Sims) regarding a GDT position on Love 2 Create challenges. Please add 'GDT position' in the subject bar to ensure your email doesn't get added to the junk folder by mistake.

 Kym 
(from Kyms Crafty Cards)
Many congratulations to you all and we look forward to seeing you again at Love 2 Create Challenges.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Love 2 Create Challenge #4 - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you all had great fun bringing in 2018, whether that was partying or even creating. As it's the start of a new year, it means another new challenge at Love 2 Create. A big thank you to everyone who entered last month's challenge and winners, plus Top 3, will be announced on 14th January 2018.

There was a little confusion (from our end), over the winners for challenges #1 & #2 and we thank you for your messages bringing this to our attention. Winners for both challenges have been announced, double checked and can be found HERE or on our 'Winners Page'.

The long winter evenings will slowly be getting lighter but they are still a great excuse to craft, so we hope you're going to join us for challenge #4. Our theme is easy peasy ...

Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes

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Our sponsor for 2018 will still be Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles and you can check out all the wonderful selection of Polkadoodles goodies in the shop. Have you visited recently? If not pop over now as there are oodles and oodles of new goodies waiting to be re-homed 😇😏😁

You don't have to use our Polkadoodles products to enter but we do a happy dance when you do lol. The challenge will run until 28th January so there's loads of time to play long. Ooohhhh, we must mention that we've a fabulous prize from Polkadoodles for our lucky winner, (chosen by random.org)?
Polkadoodles Ltd
Prize: £5 gift voucher for the Polkadoodles store.

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Now let's check out the inspiration from our DT. As you can see our talented team have been busy working their mixed media magic for you .....


 Terry:this time for your inspiration I made a Birthday Card. Clean and simple. I worked on the background with Distress Oxides and splashed water all over it this way the colors mix all together. Usually I work with brighter colors so this was a bit out of my comfortzone. After I dried the background with my heattool I Stamped with red ink. I used the butterflies from Nikky's stampset Bella Fleur A5 large Clear Stampset.  I just love butterflies. I colored them with Panpastels and the toplayer I used is crackle accents. Last but not least I placed a happy birthday sentiment and colored them with distress inks. 


I worked with these products:




Gemma: I made this beautiful box and notebook for a friend, the box is an MDF blank and the notebook was made form scratch. All the stunning papers used to decorate both are from the Polkadoodles Beau Paperie 6x6 craft paper pack.








Lou: I've decided to play with Odella Twig digi image from Polkadoodles to create a tag. Odella has been coloured with pencils but then I have triple embossed here adding additional coloured embossing powder to each layer. I was trying to go for a more aged look ...





We're all waiting here eagerly at Love 2 Create to see what you have created, so please link up below ...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year to you all ...

From all the DT here at Love 2 Create we wish you all  ...
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Here's to all our new crafty endeavours, inky, painting 
and messy adventures in 2018.

New challenge begins on 7th January 2018 - see you then ... 

Thank you for your continued support,
 Love 2 Create DT
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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Apologies for the confusion over the winners ...

Thank you for all your kind messages regarding winners for the first 2 challenges and the confusion generated. Yep we had posted Challenge 2 winners  in error and missed off the first challenge winners.  So to clarify the situation here are the winners for Challenges 1 and 2 ...

Challenge 1

Random.org winner
Many congrats Granmargaret. Please email sales@polkadoodles.co.uk, quoting code L2Cwk1a and also stating that you are a winner over on Love 2 Create. This information will help you claim your prize.

Top 3 
(in no particular order)


Challenge 2
Random.org winner
Many congrats Maggie. Please email sales@polkadoodles.co.uk, quoting code L2Cwk1 and also stating that you are a winner over on Love 2 Create. This information will help you claim your prize.
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Top 3 
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All details on winners lists etc have been updated and again apologies for any confusion caused. Winners for challenge #3 will be announced on 14th January 2018.

Many thanks for your continued support,
 
Love 2 Create DT

Welcome our GDT Jacki Daniels ...

Again here at Love 2 Create we are very priviledged to have another guest designer sharing their talent with us and this week it is the wonderful Jacki Daniles. You can check out her blog HERE.

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Jacki Daniels I live in Oldbury West Midlands UK, I’m 49 and
I have been card making for about 10 years now I started after I had an accident at work that made me unable to work and very noise sensitive. I needed a hobby and started off cross stitching which I loved but the finished product could take months to complete and I’m a very impatient person lol. So I brought a magazine about card making and was hooked, I love colouring - my favourite medium is pencils - I‘ve never taken any classes everything I have learned has been from youtube or blogs. I love mixed media work and have dabbled a little and made a few pieces I’m still learning and it’s something I want to do more of.

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Here is the fabulous project Jacki has created for Love 2 Create ...

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As my week is coming up to Christmas I decided to make a Christmas canvas.
 
I started with a blank 8x10” canvas and coated with gesso then added a sheet of Christmas paper - from one of the many collections over at Polkadoodles. I tore the edges of the paper so it would blend better when painted and there would be any harsh lines. 
 
Then I  added so texture using some star and snowflake stencils I added some dotty texture as well. Then I added some circles by cutting lengths off the centre piece from some tin foil (you know the cardboard middle bit) I dipped that into the texture paste (homemade) and added it here and there to the canvas.
 
 
I then went all over with a thin coat of gesso to tone everything down I then started to add ink and paint to the canvas (distress stain and oxide inks and starlight acrylic paints). When I was happy(ish) with the inking I decided to move onto my tree (knowing I could go back in and add more colour if I wanted to once it was all in place) So taking sheets from different Christmas collections I printed them off then cout them into sections so I could roll them into straw like tubes.
 
 
This was the basic shape for my tree I just had to adjust the sizes of the straws to get smaller as they went up to the top. Once they were done I needed a base so I hand cut a pot shape from white card then using brown distress and oxide inks I went to town colouring it, once happy I shaped it and glued it to my canvas then added the straws to make the tree.
 
I wasn’t sure what to put at the top of the tree I did think about a star and something but then decided on a bronzey coloured bow and also thought I’d add one the pot as well. I then went back in with my inks and paint to add some dimension to the tree and I also added some die cut snowflakes that I covered with frontage, I also added some to the canvas. I finished off with a sentiment from one of the papers I just cut out and embossed with clear powder then added splats of paint and ink.
 
So there you have my Christmas canvas I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it and I’ll see you soon.
 
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WOWswers what a fabulous project and description and again many thanks to Jacki for joining in with us.

Have a fabulous Christmas everyone and our current challenge is still open until the 31st December, so if you have the time, please do play along with us.


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from us all at

Love 2 Create

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Welcome our GDT Katrina Brown ...

It's the final day to enter our current "Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes" challenge and you can find all the details HERE.

Now we are again pleased to have another talented crafter joining us as a guest designer, Katrina Brown and you can see all katrina's wonderful projects over on her blog HERE.

Before Katrina shares her project with us, let's learn a little bit more about her ...



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Katrina Brown ~ I live in Indiana, USA. 
I have always enjoyed art and crafting. I would always choose collages over reports in school! I couldn’t figure out why anyone would choose to write a long report over doing an art piece! ; ) I enjoy all sorts of paper-crafting, I suppose my favorites currently are journal pages and books. I also dabble in mixed media, faith journaling and 3-D projects in addition to scrapbook layouts and cards. Outside of crafting, I spend my free time with my horses and family.

Now let's thoroughly enjoy Katrinia's wonderful journal page ...


My creation is a layout in my faith journal.  I was inspired by the verse from Exodus in conjunction with this wonderful Winnie image ~ Bearing Gifts!  I'm no literary/religious scholar, but for me this verse is a reminder of how we are all entrusted with talents and I especially liked this for mixed media since it talks about stones, metals, woods, and crafts!

All of this inspired me to cut the trees from a plaid fabric and add gems, sequins, and pieces of gold and silver chains to them.  The trunks of the trees are cut from wood veneer.  

Winnie is Copic colored and I added sparkly glues/gels to the crown.  






Winnie (Bearing Gifts) and the trees (Winnie Winterland Digis) are from Polkadoodles Winnie in Winterland Bundle.  The background paper is from Winnie White Christmas.  





I am so grateful to share with you over at We Love 2 Create and thank the wonderful team for inviting me to participate!

My journal pages are off to:
A Inky Mess:  AG Mixed Media
Classic Design Team:  AG
Crafty Girls Creations: AG
Jo's Craft Shack:  AG

Thanks for dropping by today.  It's always great to have company!  Please feel free to peruse other pages/posts, visit my Pinterest,  or view some videos at my YouTube Channel.




I'm sure you all agree that Katrinia's journal page is stunning and we at Love 2 Create would like to say a huge thank you to Katrina for being a wonderful GDT. Remember if you are interested in becoming a GDT, either email us or alternatively add GDT after adding yor project to our current challenge HERE .

Not long now until the man who bears gifts will vising us all ... are you organised yet?

The Love 2 Create DT.