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Friday, 29 July 2016

Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Anything Goes*

The scissors I cut on my portrait using the great file from Sandra that you can find here . I cut it out in heavy cardstock and then covered with papers printed out from    
the scissors sit neatly on a little box which opens so handy for a treat. 


The tape measurse's and manaquin are from 
 all other elements from Winston. I had a few bits left over so made a matching card
I just added a few snips of ribbon and a legnth of lace across the box


Thank you lots for stopping by
xx
I would like to enter into
4 Crafty Chicks - Favourite Designer - Nikky Hall - Polkadoodles
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Animals

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thank you

Happy Thursday to you all
Today I am sharing with you a little Thank you card recently made.


I started of making a 6 x 6 card blank in white pearl card 
I then cut a top mat just a little smaller in white cardstock and die cut where the sentiment was going to sit underneath.
I stamped the sentiment and then added the ribbons and using foam tape attached the top to the card base.
Then it was time to add all my die cuts , I just love all the white.
I added a few pearls and a little feather to finish
Thank you for looking
xx

I would like to enter this into
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Happy Birthday Chick

Happy Birthday to my lovely friend 
Tanya
yepidooo today she gets to eat cake, play with balloons , spoil herself rotten
(hey wait a minute..... Tanya is always noshing on cakes!)
Why not pop across to her blog and wish her a happy day
SSSSShhhh you might even find Birthday Candy
There is always something nice to see and I know she would love to have you stop by....

I am hoping this has arrived safe and sound**edit its arrived**
What started of as a card ended up as a little hanger
(I so could not get it to sit right)
But you know when its just perfect for someone... It must be made

I cut the chick out twice using sturdy card  the teplate is from the SIL store, and decorted using papers printed from Cherryblossom Lane collection . The feet and wings were matted onto the card also and then attached with foam pads. 
The envelope is from Lily bug Love collection and I just added my own sentiment

I adore her little glasses they were cut out from pearl cardstock
The googly eyes were just a must have and finished off little chick

Thanks for stopping by , have a good day
xx
I would like to enter into
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Monday, 25 July 2016

Pretty Little Flowers - Birthday Cards

Happy Monday Everyone, those weekends sure do fly past.
I made a couple of cards yesterday very similar but I think they look so different


I made the pink one first - In the photo it looks more red but its actually bright pink!
I used a lovely 6 x 6 Embossing folder , mounted onto pink cardstock and popped a ribbon on and adhered to a white card base
I die cut a pink center and a plain white circle
Then the fun part I stamped the swirls ( I just adore this stamp ), Sentiment and tiny hearts
which I coloured to match
The flower petals are very easy and you can make them using a small circle die or punch, a couple of folds and there done
I dusted round with pickled rasberry distress ink 
Popped them on the card with 3 little gems.


I loved the effect so soon got an idea to make another, made exactly as above but using black cardstock. I used Brusho's on the petals this time , Scarlet, Lime Green with lemon  and Orange
and kept these in clusters of 3's.


Thank you for looking
xx
I would like to enter into
Card 1
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Pink & Girly
Creative Knockouts - Birthdays
Card 2 
Stamping Sensations - Stamp and Ribbon
Seize the Birthday - Bold and Bright

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Embossing and Die Cutting

Ohhh I had great fun yesterday 
Since getting a portrait cutting machine I have become lazy with my dies , so yesterday out came my big shot and with a quick flick over with the duster, found my box of dies and off I set.
I found some stunning dies not even opened but they were must have's at the time I'm sure
I found a lovely rolling rose die from Sizzix, I had to try that one out!


I cut two card bases from 12 x6 from white card stock to make 6x6 cards - (I wish on hindsight I did 7 x 7 there was so much more I wanted to add)
Card 1
I used a lovely peacock embossing folder , it is so very pretty .
I used a circle die on the center
Matted onto blue cardstck
I then die cut some swirls and flourishes, Flowers leafs and butterfly.
The butterfly I cut twice so I could give it a blue center.
I then die cut a smaller circle and stamped on the sentiment.



Card 2
Again using a pretty 6x6 embossing folder - I adore this one it gives you so much room for the center.
I cut the clock out on my portrait 
The swirls and flourishes and leafs were die cut
and there are those beautiful flowers  I mentioned earlier.
I finished of with some baby blue pearls.
After finishing this card I thought it might make a lovely wedding card , changing the time to the time of the wedding , and popping there names into the center


Thank you for looking 
xx
I would like to enter this into
Card 1
Broken Fairy - Anything Goes with embossing
Crafty Friends - Use your dies
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes - Dies
Through The Purple Haze - Peaceful Harmony

Card 2
Digistamps4Joy - Anything Goes dies
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Use a number

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Plain and Simple

Happy Saturday
It's a little cooler today in the South West of England, we have had a scorcher of a week so nice to get a little breeze and some cooler air.

This week I have been very frugal using lots of my scraps of paper/card from my box where I put any waste I have in it there is quite a lot of black , half sheets here and there so I pulled a couple of those out to use,

I started by cutting our 2 white card blanks 12 x 6 inches
Scored down the middle
I cut the black card   and matted up
then cut white card and matted that too
(I added a ribbon to the white card stock on card 1)

Card 1
I used a dandelion stamp (love dandelions) and stamped it twice using Tuxedo Black memento ink - The sentiment was also stamped in this - I then added those cute two little birds using Paris Dusk Memento ink . Added a few tiny pearls and card 1 was made

Card 2
I adore this stamp , simple but contains so much detail , I was going to colour it in but I loved the black and white look, so I stamped a butterfly and coloured that very pale pink with my Graph'It Markers, then added a few pearls here and there and a sentiment to finish off.
The main stamp and sentiment I used Tuxedo Black memento ink and for the butterfly London Fog Memento ink


I would like to enter
Card 1
Thats Crafty - Birds of a Feather
Wordart Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Stamp and Ribbon
The Corrosive Challenge - Nature
Sweet Stampin - Outdoors
Card 2
Cardz 4 Galz - No patterened paper
Simon Says Stamp - Things with Wings
Unicorn Challenge - Make it pearly
Penny Black & More - Must Stamp
Fantasy Stampers - CAS



Friday, 22 July 2016

Summertime - Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Summertime*



When I think of Summer I think of all the lovely flowers , so my project this week reflects that. I have used  for the pink card - papers from  Lemonade Fizz - The purple card papers from Lavender Tea - The blue card papers from Octavia Moonfly. The sentiment stamps you can find here

I used some plain buff cardstock for my card base .
I then printed off 3 A4 sheets (double sided) using the collections above onto white card
After cutting out the circles I needed for the flowers , I realised I had used less than half of it.

I hate the waste of such pretty papers, so decided on matching envelopes
Very easy and think they work so well with these cards.
I matted up my card base with matching card stock for my flowers
and after a bit of fiffing and faffing I had a trio of cards.
A nice little stamped sentiment and a pearl for each finished them off nicely.

I would like to enter into
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Flowers
Craft your Passion - Anything goes