Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Digi Choosday Challenge – Not a Card!

Good morning!  How are things?

It is Choosday which means it’s time for a new challenge over at DIGI CHOOSDAY and our theme this time is Not a Card!  As always we have a wonderful prize on offer for our lucky winner so check out the BLOG for details and as it is also DISCOUNT DAY you need to grab the code to get a MASSIVE reduction in the POLKADOODLES SHOP! But be quick, the offer is a 24 hour only deal!! 

This time I decided to decorate a little birdcage tea light holder that I picked up from Poundland! If only I could remember how much it was…lol!

Here is a little photo montage to show you how I got this finished result.
    Pic 1: I printed out lots of pre-coloured goodies from Nikky's fabulous new LILY LOVE BUG COLLECTION and decided what I wanted to use.

    Pic 2: I shaped and cut into some of the flowers and a love bug (which I didn't use J).

    Pic 3: I inked the edges of the hearts and flowers with Victorian Velvet DI.

    Pic 4: Taking some scrap paper and additional die-cut leaves I arranged my elements ….
    Pic 5: ……. sticking them to the paper when I was happy.

Then out came the glue gun and I stuck my arrangement (and an extra little love bug) to the birdcage, attaching a bow on top with a jump ring. Lastly I placed the cage on a circle of paper to give it a base.  And there you have it!
Could have been more comprehensive I grant you but the trick was remembering to take the photos during each stage. Needs work!! J

All pre-coloured elements: LILY LOVE BUG COLLECTION
Dies/Punches: Sue Wilson ‘Faux Quilled Blooms’
Others: Gems - Pearl Drops - Ribbon - Birdcage Tea-light Holder

So don’t cage your enthusiasm and buzz over to THE BLOG and join in with our fab challenge.   And don’t forget to visit the STORE  as it’s….                                 

…..so snag the DISCOUNT CODE

Thanks so much for looking and all your kind comments!  Have a lovely day!

See ya!
Jane xxx

I would like to enter the following challenges: 
CREATE AND INSPIRE – Challenge #38: Anything Goes
CRAFTY RIBBONS – Challenge #142: Fabulous Flowers with Ribbon
IN THE PINK – Challenge #86: Bling it On
REALLY REASONABLE RIBBON – Challenge #133: Show Me the Pink with Ribbon or Trim
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – Challenge #161:  In the Pink
CRAFTY GALZ CORNER – Challenge #56: Anything Goes
BROWN SUGAR – Challenge #183: Anything Goes
CRAFTING WITH FRIENDS – Challenge #13: Anything Goes
SIMPLY PAPERCRAFT – Challenge #22: Anything Goes
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – Challenge #149: Anything Goes/Valentines
NATALIE AND AMY – Challenge #41: Hearts and Flowers
LEINZLOVE TEAR BEARS – Challenge February #2: Anything Goes


  1. Muy bonita! Just stunning, and I now have an irresistible urge to go visit Poundland! x

  2. Hi Jane
    Wow this is stunning love it. Fantastic tutorial as well.
    Fiona x

  3. Hi jane another winner wow love it and think you sure got the bug with this collection. xx

  4. Such a cute project Jane. I love the colours and detail.

  5. AWESOME Jane love your idea here.Beautifully made creation and just adore the colours you used.xx

  6. Beautiful creation and layout, thanks for sharing. Thanks for your comments too on my blog cheers Sue N x

  7. Woweeeeee!! You are such a clever sausage!! This is so pretty Jane and I love the guide too...even I can follow that!! xx

  8. Such a pretty make and I think that the birdcage could possibly be the older sister to my baby one I used last week on my teacup make. I think it may have been a pound. Lol. Great use of the flowers.

  9. Love love love this - it's right up my street :o)
    Debs xx

  10. OMG Jane this is exceptionally beautiful, wow what an awesome project I love it so much
    lorraine x

  11. I know! Isn't it hard to take photos every step of the way?!? One gets so caught up in being creative, all of a sudden, you've forgotten to photograph about 3 steps of the process, and there's no going back. Jane, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  12. Jane, this is AWESOME!! I love the birdcage and you have decorated it so fabulously. Thanks also for the great tutorial. Hugs:) Audrey

  13. A very unique creation! Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  14. Wow, love it, you've made something so plain look fabulous :)

  15. Hi jane; very unusual project and very pretty! And since you use fab flowers and ribbon you're more than qualified for our current challenge ar Crafty Ribbons! Thanks for participating with us and welcome back!

    La Vikinga // Member of the CR Design Team

  16. What a beautiful project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  17. Wow what a lovely project... love the cuteness of the design. Thanks for joining Brown Sugar challenge~

  18. Awesome project.
    Hope you can also join our challenge here :

    My Crafting Stories

  19. WOW!! This is incredible! WOW!!! Thanks for joining us at leinzlovetearbearschallenge.blogspot.com.

  20. Stunning project - just beautiful. Glad you joined us at Natalie and Amy's this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  21. Simply Stunning! Such a Beautiful Project! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge Blog! Have a Great Day!

    Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge DT

  22. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Leinzlove Tear Bears, good luck!!! Amy DT

  23. Hello, Jane!
    Your card is absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. We appreciate your participation, and hope that you will join us tomorrow for our new challenge.
    Karen Letchworth
    Design Team Member
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  24. Jane, this is really stunning!!! It feels like a real garden. Love those flowers and all the details you added.

  25. Wow, this is really special, love the cute ladybird. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  26. Beautiful, Jane and a fab tutorial too.

    With my DT hat on, thanks for joining us at Create and Inspire, Crafting With Friends and Creative Inspirations.

    Helen x


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