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!It's Christmas" over at Polka Doodles ..

Yep, the theme this fortnight over at Polka Doodles Challenges is "Christmas". I don't know about you but I am not very organised when it comes to Christmas ... cards normally sent (and written) late, present wrapping on Christmas Eve and just general faffing really. I blame my lack of organisation on the fact that we did not "get ready" for Christmas until after Luke's birthday (eldest son) which meant everything was indeed a rush ..... however as he no longer lives at home, I can't use that as a continued excuse (damn)! I have dug out my much neglected Christmas Paper Boutique CD which is jammed packed with oodles of 3D card templates. I decided to use the pre-coloured post box templates and merrily printed off the 3 pages to make an A5 card. Nikky includes so many layers for us so you can add as many of as little as you require. I decided to make 2 cards in the end and each is heavily layered. Here is card 1 which I have made into a post box shaped

Polka Doodles Work & Play CD 6 (part 1)

Nikky Hall over at Polka Doodles has developed this fantastic range of images called "Work and Play". What makes the CD, digi images and stamps so very versatile, is the fact that for each work role or play activity, you get a male and female version. You also get complimentary papers and sentiments to match too ...... a big thumbs up from me! I have been using images from the "Work & Play 6" collection ....... yep, there are another 5 collections before this one which you can find in the Polka Doodles shop HERE .   Today I am sharing my DT projects with the football images and have to say that my inspiration for this "no measure box card" (You Tube video HERE ) was inspired by my teamie Claire Bolema . All the images are included on the CD and I have cut them out, mounted on to acetate and then randomly placed them: they add a movement to the card as if the balls are flying through the air. The real labour of love was cutting out all the bi

Tattie Twinkle

Bold and Bright over at Pan Pastels

It's inspiration week over at Pan Pastel challenges where we try and tempt you to join in with us for this fortnights challenge "bold and bright" ..... so if you haven't entered, you still have another week to do so and you do not need to use Pan Pastels to join in with us but if you do have pan pastels we'd love to see what you create with them. I decided to go all yellow, orange and red this week to create my card ..... I created the background using a dots folder and Perfect Medium. I first went over with Yellow Ochre pan pastel and then Hansa Yellow Tint (to colour the dots) and then went over with orange pan pastel. I then buffed the paper to remove any extra powder. Next I used Magenta on one corner and a mixture of orange and Burnt Umber on the other corner. Next I stamped my background, first in Mahoganny distress ink and then with Black Archival Ink (using an Indigo Blu stamp set). The stars and dots are from a Lavina Stamps set, as is the sen

PART TWO - Shabby Chic picture with Doobadoo

Last week I shared how I created my vintage inspired dress using Dutch Doobadoo laser cut feathers and "Wonder Web", (see her e ). This week, I thought I would share my finished picture with you using the dress. The current theme at We Do Doobadoo is "Shabby Chic", so my picture takes inspiration from those two words ........ My picture base was made by using the cardboard from inside a ring binder. The binders plastic outside was torn revealing the card inners. I have used one of these inners to create my picture as they are very sturdy and will take all the layers of glues and mediums I wanted to throw at it. I began by covering the card in gesso and once dried, I then used the flower heart stencil from PCB to create my background. I mixed the light modelling paste with soft gold metallic pan pastel to create a shimmering, raised background. You can just about see the background in the photo above.   Next, using some postcards from a recent ch