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Friday, 13 January 2017

Use dies cut with PolkaDoodles Challenges

Here is another of my sample cards that I made for the release of the new Bella Papillon and Bella Fleur crafting kits from PolkaDoodles that unfortunately did not make it's way to Nikky ... long story ... so will stop the waffle now.

There is a new challenge over at PolkaDoodle Challenges and the theme is "anything goes" but the DT were asked to add a die cut or two to their project, which with these wonderful kits is not at all hard. Here's my project for the new challenge ...

I have layered the papers, aging the edges with raw umber pan pastel and adding a subtle glittery overcoat. . I added a further panel using the largest of the Elegant Nest dies. Again I "aged" the edges. Next I stamped and coloured the flower branch (with pan pastels), cutting them out with the matching doublet die. I also stamped some butterflies, again using the matching die to cut them out.

 I have used the Elegant Flourish die to add more movement, cutting it out with one of the matching papers and added some leaf sprigs (from Birdhouse 'Doublet' set of 6 dies).

The sentiment is a stamp from the Belle Papillon set with a grey Memento ink pad. In fact on all the stamped images I have used the same ink colour. I thought that it would soften the feel. The centre of the flowers have a "dollop" of Nuvo Glitter Accents in Aztec Gold.

Please do join in with us this fortnight and remember the theme is "anything goes". If you get the chance have a look through all the DT blogs to get "lashings and lashings" of superb inspiration.

It's Friday and I am bracing myself for a busy weekend and just hope the weather doesn't scupper our plans. Have a great weekend everyone,

x x x

Products and links:

Crafty Creations - anything goes
Crafty Gals - use patterned paper
Creative Moments - anything goes/something new (paper, stamps & dies)
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Moving along with the times - something in the air
Through the purple haze - happy anything


Alysha Sheridan said...

just beautiful I love the gorgeous pink! hugs Aly xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

really beautifull xx

Wendy L said...

This is so pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Tina Föcking said...

Great work... love it.
Hugs, Tina, your Teamie

Jana Forrest said...

Your project is beautiful. Love the layering and the colors chosen. Thank you for entering the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge this week. DT~Jana

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

So lovely Project! Thanks for join us at Creative moments this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

Carol Lutz said...

Gorgeous card Lou, love the colours and amazing use of the new sets. hugs, Carol xx

Deepti Aggarwal said...

WOW!!!! Amazing card..Love it totally..Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

Michelle Windsor said...

So beautiful xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lou, beautiful butterflies and lovely colours.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - Crafting with Cotnob

Bev said...

Oh Lou ~ Im in awe..... sigh x

Karon said...


lyn hitchcock said...

Pretty card love the detail thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
Lyn - DT