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Witchie, Witchie .....

That's the name of one of the fab new Halloween digi kits from Polka Doodles and quite surprised myself as thoroughly enjoyed getting all Halloweenie (I say this as not really in to Halloween)! Check out the Polka Doodles download shop HERE to see all the fab but of course spooky digi images and kits that are available. I have used both Witchie, Witchie and Witchie Journal cards to make my project .... a pair of witches boots.  I played around on scrap paper with designs and finally settled on this one. Mainly because it would stand up with out any help (necessary as heavily layered), it was easy to layer up and finally, easy to cut out (the most important bit). I cut out the boot shape in paper first and then layered this on to black card, added an tab at the top to join both pieces and my witchie boot shaped card was made. I then decided that I wanted to do something to distinguish the front from the back of the card, so made a pointy tongue bit (for want of

Pan pastel .....

Well was so very happy in the week to hear that I am on the Premium Crafts DT and then to receive the most generous supply of goodies from Berni, I had to keep pinching myself that this was "real" and not a dream. Being a new person to Pan Pastels, I was a little nervous about using them and spent a whole evening researching how to use them properly. I wanted to make sure that when I use Pan Pastels, I can then reflect their beauty properly as they are indeed the most creamy, vibrant, versatile product. I am also a lucky person have the complete Christmas stamp range from Premium Craft Brands and I am thoroughly enjoying using them as they can be used in a modern setting or a vintage setting. So I have made a Christmas card for this week challenge (found here ) using the Perfect Poinsettia as my focus ... I have used Melissa Francis papers and lightly chalked the edges using a mixture of Magenta and Copper pan pastels to create the main basis of my card. The central b

Cherry-licious with Bonbon Belles

I used the Bonbon Belles CD too to make my card for this weeks Polka Doodles challenge and I have wanted an excuse to use the adorabe cherry images for ages and this weeks theme fits in beautifully with these images - "Candy Colours". I have layered my card with different polka dot papers (from the CD). The cherries have been placed on to a doily and embellished with a crochet flower, button & ribbon. Sentiment ticket is also from the CD. Card finally finished with some MME brads for added colour. The only sad thing about my card is that I really wanted to glaze the cherries but can't find my glaze. That can only mean one thing .... I need to tidy up! Not a long post from me as can't sit at the PC for long as I have managed to hurt my knee! A table (at school) and I had a little disagreement and unfortunately I came off worse ..... Lou x x x I am entering my card in to the following challenges: Jellypark - the sentiment is the key Deconstru

Gift card holder

Happy Friday everyone! First week back at school and am completely frightened by how quickly the week has flown by. The children have come back excited but really got in to the swing of things very quickly. I t has been great hearing all about their holiday adventures and in some cases their mishaps. My last post I shared with you all the card I made for my Dad's 70th birthday. Well this time I want to share with the wallet I have made to house all his vouchers credit card things. All made using stamps, embossing folders & powders and card ... I stamped the kraft card with the Studio 12 Shabby Checkers stamp, embossed with a Happy Birthday folder, restamped with shabby circles from the Studio 12 Distressed Zig & Zag set and finally (phew) covered it all in versamark, embossing with clear powder. I was trying to achieve a leather or leather effect look to the outside of my wallet. For the inside I have used a vintage dotty paper from the Studio 12 Picknix Vol

Studio 12 stamps and 70th birthdays !

My dad has a large(ish) birthday today and told us all that he didn't want a party, dust creator ornaments or any old people shite, so that has made it very hard to buy him anything ... lol! This then sent me in to a manic spiral as to how to make his card as did not want it to look cliched in anyway, so I decided to have a play with my Studio 12 and Polka Doodles clear stamps. This is because I wanted to make a different type of card for my dad who is 70 today ... Happy Birthday Dad .... who by the way doesn't do blogging so won't see this message but at least I can boast that I posted the message on line! As Dad's birthday is significant, I wanted to make everything from scratch just using my stamps, inks and mists etc. This is what I came up with ...   As I said I have used quite a few stamps from the range  and I will try and list them :- Main card background - Shabby Checkers and Distressed Typewriter Kraft background - Shabby Checkers White