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Winner of 'Hello Friend' stamp set from Polkadoodles Spring Song collection.

Hi everyone and a huge thank you to everyone who entered the draw for the wonderful 'Hello Friend' A5 stamp set from the  Polkadoodles  Spring Song Collection . As before, I wrote every name down, assigned a number and then used to pull out the winners name ... Creative World Huge congratulations Creative World. Please email me your address and I'll get the stamps in the post to you. What this space as I have another Polkadoodles giveaway really soon, again from the adorable Spring Song Collection. Lou x x x

Mermaid to be Friends - new Tonic Studios Mermaid with Love dies

Jodie Johnson is back on Hochanda today launching the new Mermaid with Love dies from Tonic Studios. This is a huge collection with 2 large layering sets and 4 different sentiment dies and although they have mermaids within the collection, it can be used in different ways to just become an ocean/sea themed project. I've taken one of the larger sentiment dies to create my shaker card with a difference ...

In every walk with nature ... wonderful sentiment stamp from Polkadoodles Spring Song collection.

Still catching up sharing my samples made for the launch of the new Polkadoodles Spring Song Collection on HOCHANDA which is rammed, chocka' full of goodies - 2 x A5 stamp sets, 2 x A5 paper kits & a whooping embellishment kit - and this time, I am sharing a card made with the 'Hello Friends' stamp set and just 3 oxide ink pads ... The main inspiration for my card was the wonderful sentiment -  which is just one of the 16 stamps found on the 'Hello Friends' A5 stamp set - "in every walk with NATURE  you receive far more than YOU SEEK"

Starfish wishes & Mermaid kisses - NEW Mermaid with Love die collection from Tonic Studios

Today, Jodie Johnson will be launching the NEW Tonic Studios Mermaid Love die collection as a 'One Day Special (ODS)' on Hochanda @ 6pm. It is a wonderful mix of mermaids and ocean themed dies, plus sentiments - a definite something for everyone collection. So I thought I'd pop over to my blog and share one of my projects for today's launch ... ... a decorative page for a memory book

Winner of the Polkadoodles Heart Sing A5 stamp set

Hi everyone, It's time to announce the winner of the ' Polkadoodles NEW  ' Heart Sing' stamp  set   from the NEW, recently released 'Spring Song' Collection ... As before, I wrote everyones names down and then randomly assigned each a number. Next it was up to Random.Org to do its thing and they choose ... William Carde Jr Please email me your address, putting 'stamp set winner' in the subject line and I will get your prize out to you. Congratulations on winning a wonderful & versatile set of stamps. To win this set of stamps - Hello Friend - enter  HERE   on my blog or alternatively via the  Polkadoodles Craft and Colouring  FaceBook page. This draw is open until Monday 21st January (11:59pm GMT) and winner will be announced the following day.     Thank you to everyone whom entered and watch this space, as I have lots more Polkadoodles giveaways happening over the next few weeks ..., Lou x x x

WINNER of the new Polkadoodles paper kits from The Spring Song Collection

A huge thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway for the 2 A5 paper kits from the new Polkadoodles Spring Song Collection ...   

Polkadoodles Hello Friend stamp set from The Spring Song collection PLUS another GIVEAWAY

The new Polkadoodles Spring Song Collection was recently released on Hochanda and boy oh boy is a whooper of a collection: 2 x A5 stamps, 2 x paper pads, embellishment kit and then a separate A4 topper pack ...! Below is one of the cards I made using the 'Hello Friend' stamp set for the launch of the collection ...

Tonic Studios Elegant Sleeve dies ... definitely not just a card band!

A wonderful set of new dies from Tonic Studios are on HOCHANDA today launched as the 'One Day Special' on Friday and the collection is called 'Elegant Sleeves' - which is compiled of 6 different die sets. Although the designs can be used as decorative sleeves around your projects, there are loads of varied ways to use the collection.  I decided to use the Dazzling Droplets Elegant Sleeve dies as a middle band but on a page, to use within an album and also to act as a closure on a mini book page - complete with magnet.

Polkadoodles NEW Heart Sing stamp set ... plus another GIVEAWAY

Happy mid week everyone and I'm sharing 2 cards today: one I made as a demo on HOCHANDA when the new Polkadoodles Spring Song Collection - 2 x A5 stamp sets, 2 x A5 paper kits & embellishment kit were launched with myself and Nikky Hall and the 2nd card is my original design. Why 2 cards using the same design? Sometimes we can become 'bogged down' with ideas when we receive/purchase new crafting goodies and then our crafting mojo ups and leaves. I wanted to share that you can repeat the same design but by changing the colour, you then, have created a new project ,(because 9 times out of ten, your embellishments or finishing touches also change as they are now influenced by the colour). Lots of words (waffle), so let me show you what I mean ... here's my original card made using the A5 'Heart Sing' clear photo polymer stamp set ...

What a day with Polkadoodles and HOCHANDA ... now a GIVEAWAY to celebrate

WOW, what a whirlwind yesterday was and something I knew was happening but at the same time, seemed a long time away. Okay what am I waffling about? Nikky Hall has been asking me for a wee while to be a demo person for the Polkadoodles brand on Hochanda and somehow, she managed to get me to agree ... even I'm not 100% sure how or what magic she used 😂 Yesterday was all about the 'Posydoodles Spring Song Collection' which is a HUGE kit containing 2 A5 clear photopolymer stamp sets, 2 A5 paper collections and a whooping great embellishments kit, all in one bundle! As I said a huge collection. The price was also RI-DIC-U-LOUS too - so affordable. On my 2nd show, I demo'd the card (shown below) which was just made using one paper, 2 doilies, small amount of lace & ribbon and stamps from the 'Hello Friend' A5 stamp set ... To see how I made this card, you can either watch back via Hochanda Rewind (

Polkadoodles Giveaway winner

Edited to add: thousands of apologies. I created the post and thought I had scheduled it to publish but sadly left it as a 'draft post' ... feel very silly now ...! Kari I have contacted you directly via your contact details n your blog. Many thanks to everyone who entered the Polkadoodles give away either via my blog, on the Polkadoodles Facebook or my own Facebook page. As is the way, there can only be one winner and randon dot org has chosen .... Kari (Sunshine in my pocket) Kari please email me to claim your prize putting 'Polkadoodles die set winner' in the subject bar. Watch this space because in the New Year I will have loads more Polkadoodles giveaways to share. Lou x x x