Friday, 28 April 2017

Curioser and Curioser ...

Ohhh, doesn't that sound rather intriguing and mysterious? Sadly, the post title doesn't necessarily match the post content ... lol.

It's inspiration week over at Polkadoodles Challenges and you still have time, (another week to be precise), to enter the "Anything Goes" challenge. I've used Winnie in Wonderland, using up the remaining design sheet elements from my previous project, (plus a few other bits), to create my card ...

I began by using gilding flakes to create my border on the card blank, then matting and layering the different element. I created a big topper using the Winnie image, placing the playing cards around. I was trying to go for a swirling look but not sure the idea in my head as translated well  ...!

Using the heart buttons from the design sheet, I added these to my card; mounting some with 3D foam. As a finishing touch, I have added glitter stickles and more gilding flakes in random places.

I have cut out the circular sentiment, layering it on to card and securing in place with black sheer ribbon.

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Monday, 17 April 2017

You Rock ...

I just adore this guitar die from Tonic Studios and have to say that I don't use it enough. It was great fun to layer it up, inking the edges and adding my Nuvo drops. I wanted it to be the focal point of the card although it should really have been the stamps!

The stamps are a new set called Autumnal Sprigs (part of the Bunched Bouquet collection) and were recently released on Hochanda during the Tonic Studios launch party. I stamped the flowers and foliage on different card and cut them all out. I have also layered several together to create a bigger bloom.

As I said earlier, the guitar was cut twice and layered with each layer getting a good inking. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo drops. The sentiment was made using the Clarice Alphabet upper dies as I wanted the "You Rock" to stand out.

The background was stamped with the "Just for you" sentiment strip stamp, (also from Tonic Studios) and embossed with Nuvo clear embossing powder. Again the edges were inked. The oval centre panel was stamped with some of the floral elements from the Autumnal Sprigs and again, the edges inked.

Even if I say so myself, I do love this card and have already cut and stamped all the elements to recreate it in 2 other colours ... so watch this space! If you are unsure about these stamps, please do not be as they will soon become an every day staple of your crafting stash. For lots more inspiration check out the Tonic Studios Autumnal Sprigs Pinterest board HERE.

Back to work today and am shattered - back to standing for the majority of the day and my poor lickle legs are killing me. I know ... showing my age.

x x x

Products used:

Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Make my Monday - embossing
Addicted to stamps - not a square card
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - anything goes

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Hot under the collar ...

Here is another of my projects for Polkadoodles using the new Horace & Boo collection solely inspired by the wonderful sentiment (found in the collection) and as soon as I read it, I knew straight away what I wanted to do ...

Using word I created the heart shape and filled it with one of the backing papers, adding that wonderful sentiment. Next printing out the heart and also the collar, I cut along the top of the collar, sliding the heart through, to give the illusion that the collar is wrapped around the heart.

The heart and collar were placed on simple mat and layers, at a jaunty angle ... love that crafting phrase.

Using some of the printed flowers and leaves, I cut them out and layered on to the collar and heart. Each were finished with a Doodle Gem.

Finally with the little left over bits of backing paper, I punched some small hearts mounting them with 3D foam. A quick card and smiled the whole time I was making it ... still am as I type my blurb!

Don't forget the 25% off discount Nikky has generously given if you purchase the collection ... just remember to use the word CUTE when you check out.

x x x

Products and links:

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Hip to be square
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes
Simply Create - Anniversary
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes

Crazy Cat Lady ...

Another cracking sentiment from the new Horace and Boo collection from Polkadoodles. Well in this case 'Word Art' although I think it makes a great sentiment too. It is the focal point for my circular card (inspired by the ball of wool) ...

I used the ball of wool and "blew it" up to create my card base. I decided on the size after measuring my circles dies. Next came the "Crazy Cat lady" word art which I placed along the bottom of the circle. This gave me the opportunity to cut a small piece of circle away, so that my card would stand.

I added Boo plus a few embellies and my card was complete. I also decorated the inside to match which is something I never normally do but thought the balls of wool were so cute, it would be a shame not to use them on the inside.

Have you checked out the new collection yet? If not why not pop over to the Polkadoodles shop where Nikky has generously given a 25% discount on the Horace & Boo collection ... remember to quote the discount code CUTE when checking out.

x x x

Products and links:

Avenue 613 - anything goes
Come and get it - girl thing
Crafting when we can - girl thing
Crafty Friends - animals or birds
My time to craft - no dp

Have a dog-gone great day ...

Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles fame, has brought out yet another winning collection called "Horace and Boo" and have been very lucky to be given the chance to play with the collection. Before I show you my first project, Nikky is also offering a 25% discount on the new collection ...

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plus there are now TWO competitions running on the Polkadoodles Facebook page

So without further ado, here is my first project ...

I have used lots of the pre-coloured embellishments, matting and layering them on to pennants/banners. I used one of the toppers, as my focal point, raising it with 3D foam. The rosette has been printed twice, in different sizes and layered on top of each other.

The wonderful sentiment is also in the collection and I have printed it to create a banner/pennant, mounting it and placing it under the "dad". I found the letters to make "dad" in a folder tucked away and coloured them black to match the other sentiment.

If you get the chance, pop over to the Facebook page and check out all the other fabulous inspirational projects by the DT.

I'm off to make something to eat as just realised I haven't eaten anything today ... yep, that includes chocolate too!

Happy Easter everyone,

x x x

Products and links:

Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
Crafty Friends - animals or birds
Crafty Catz - anything goes + animals
Polkadoodles Challenges - anything goes