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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Tonic Studios Journal Stamp Collection - When a "TO DO" list has an arty purpose ...

Morning everyone. I have to confess that I am a real notebook freak and have oodles about the place. Some bought but most made by myself and I use them on a daily basis to record all manor of things. However, I have not really embraced bullet journaling but after being asked to make samples for Tonic Studios using their new journal stamps - Doodle Diary, Journaling Diary, Daisy Doodles & Silly Scribbles - I began researching how and why. Oh my, it was enlightening, a wee bit confusing at times but something I could see myself getting in to. One of my favourite videos I watched was a free class Dyan Reaveley gave on Scrapbook.com (see HERE) as thoroughly enjoyed her thought process, even if I would not always decorate my journals that way.

Okay enough of the waffle, I'd like to share one of my samples made for the stamps release and it is a double paged weekly spread ...


Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Scraps are beautiful too - using Polkadoodles papers & dies

Recently I've been very good and rather than storing small wee bits of designer papers to use another day, which in turn never seems to arrive, I'm now trying to use them straight away or alternatively add to my 'giveaway bag' which I them take down to local schools. I simply had to as I was multiplying - actually breeding 😂 - storage boxes with lots of different leftovers.

Today's projects are made just using smaller designer paper offcuts and die cuts I found in a wallet. Everything is from Polkadoodles Ltd and full product list is at the bottom of this post ...



Monday, 8 July 2019

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Tonic Studios Mixed Media frame dies with beautiful Wings & Things butterflies.

Tonic Studios have a sale on at the moment for all their mixed media goodies - The Magnificent up to 40% off Mixed Media Sale  ( UK, Eur & RoW = HERE     USA = HERE) - including Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, and whilst shopping for my favourite colours, Pure Platinum, Custard Cream & Old Linen expanding mousse, I remembered that I had a mixed media project that I hadn't shared using the following Tonic Studios mixed media frame dies: Charlotte's Frame, Clementine's Glass and Cassandra's Ventana ... ooohhhh plus a couple of butterflies ...


Monday, 1 July 2019

Starting my journaling adventure using Polkadoodles Creative Doodles collection

I am very new to the whole journaling idea, mainly because I just like to create and never think about keeping my work after making it. However we keep saying to everyone print off your photos, record your memories etc etc and this is, to me, what a journaling book is about. Keeping your projects to reflect back on, plus record your creating style(s). Do yo use journals? What do you record in them or use them for? I'd love to see how & why you have used yours.

Right on to my project. I created this whimsical page using lots of elements from the Polkadoodles Creative Doodles Collection and thoroughly enjoyed myself, just playing ...


Thursday, 27 June 2019

Polkadoodles Heart Sing clear stamps with Bubbleicious Frames

I adore using my older Polkadoodles products with newer items because, as is the Polkadoodles way, everything works seamlessly together even if they are not from the same collection. To create my card, I have used an older die set -Bubbleicious Frames - with the beautiful Heart Sing stamp set which is part of the Spring Song collection ...



Thursday, 20 June 2019

Taking inspiration from the Polkadoodles Funky Fantasy A4 topper sheet collection

Who doesn't adore the Stamp Soup collections? However did you know that there was also a fabulous topper collection called Funky Fantasy A4 Topper Collection? These A4 sheets are an invaluable resource to use alongside any of your soup stamps but work seamlessly with Circling Around and In A Frenzy. If you are stuck for an idea when using your stamps, grab the Funky Fantasy toppers, flick through and you'll suddenly be awash with crafty notions.

For my card, I have taken inspiration from one of the toppers and recreated my embellishments using  Circling Around stamp soup. Then I've combined the all the elements ...