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Polkadoodles Great Outdoors Critter die sets

I decided to sort through all my dies the other day and find a way of organising them that worked for me. Whilst going through them all, I became distracted by a whole host of Polkadoodles die sets I found in a folder from the Great Outdoors Collection . That was it, I knew I had to stop what I was doing and use them. In a Facebook live, I showed how to create the characters & then make cards with them. I've now uploaded the live to my YouTube channel, along with a shorter video showing how to assemble Foxy Fun, Beary Cute & 'dorable Dog - links are below. If you fancy an extra 10% off any Polkadoodles product, quote code LouLou10  when at checkout.

Quick, pretty mixed media cards with Gelli prints & Polkadoodles stamps

It's September printing Challenge time over at Gelli Arts & the prompts were linked to the letters of the alphabet. One of the letters I chose was "V" with a theme of "V for vertical". As I knew what stamps I wanted to use, it meant I also had my colour ideas - rainbow. After printing my backgrounds, I turned them in to quick, pretty mixed media style cards using Polkadoodles Weirdre stamp collection. YouTube video, product links & discount code are below.

Quick Gelli print ideas using oxide inks to create Halloween inspired backgrounds

I'm on a mission or should I say, am challenging myself, that when I create any Gelli printed backgrounds, I try and use them as soon as possible rather than just storing them away for another day. I'm also determined to dust off my older stamp sets too & show them some crafty love. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to create some Halloween projects with my printed backgrounds ... Further how, whys & photos are below plus a link to my YouTube video showing the process from start to finish.
  'm slowly going through all my memory sticks & folders on hard drives called either "photos to edit" or "phone dump" and have been sorting them. I didn't realise how many I had & also how many projects I hadn't shared! Today I'm sharing four projects made with the Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments die sets. These are large sentiments that create a commanding statement on your cards.

Meaningful cards with a super cute twist - Giraffilious Collection from JMC Designs

I'm a wee bit of a sentiment geek & think I own more sentiment stamps than anything else! In fact sentiments/phrases in stamp sets can alone be the reason why I buy the stamps & not the images ... ! However the Giraffalicious Collection for JMC Designs actually was a marriage of the two: fab sentiments & gorgeous images too. The giraffe images are so whimsical & cute, that they are very hard to resist.

Kinetic slider cards using Polkadoodles Toadfully Cute & Sunshine Friends collections

Do you get crafty moments/ideas instantly that when you see stamp images? I've really fell back in love with kinetic cards & that was after receiving 2 stamp set collections from Polkadoodles - Toadally Cute & Sunshine Friends .  The images spoke to me and said "make us move!".