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Polkadoodles Heart Sing clear stamps with Bubbleicious Frames

I adore using my older Polkadoodles products with newer items because, as is the Polkadoodles way, everything works seamlessly together even if they are not from the same collection. To create my card, I have used an older die set - Bubbleicious Frames - with the beautiful Heart Sing stamp set  which is part of the Spring Song collection ...

Taking inspiration from the Polkadoodles Funky Fantasy A4 topper sheet collection

Who doesn't adore the Stamp Soup collections? However did you know that there was also a fabulous topper collection called Funky Fantasy A4 Topper Collection ? These A4 sheets are an invaluable resource to use alongside any of your soup stamps but work seamlessly with Circling Around and In A Frenzy. If you are stuck for an idea when using your stamps, grab the Funky Fantasy toppers , flick through and you'll suddenly be awash with crafty notions. For my card, I have taken inspiration from one of the toppers and recreated my embellishments using  Circling Around stamp soup. Then I've combined the all the elements ...

Layered silhouette design using Tonic Studios new tag die collections

As part of their new Christmas collection, Tonic Studios released a collection of wonderful tag and pocket dies that will and can actually be used all year round - Enchanted Forest, Wondrous Woods & Mythical Glade layering dies. The designs are beautiful and create a wonderful woodland scene. I decided to go along the Christmas theme but kept my colours rather plain ...

Tag book using the new Tonic Studios Enchanted Forest & Wonderous Woods tag die sets.

Tonic Studios have a new release today on Create and Craft which will create  beautiful gift tags and wallets with the Enchanted Forest and Wondrous Woods Tag Die Sets PLUS decorate their surrounds with the Mythical Glade Layering Die Set! I had great fun playing with them and the first I knew I had to make was .... a tag book! 

Water colouring a stamped image using the packing graphics for inspiration

Hi everyone last week I was very lucky to launch a 3 new sets of collage stamps for Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles on Hochanda - 3 different designs:  Wings & Things ,  Queen of Hearts  plus  Flower Collage  - with smaller add on stamp sets. The designs are incredibly versatile and can used to be the focal point of your project, create impressive backgrounds or alternatively, just use a portion of the design. Each stamp set easily crosses over from journaling to card making, from mixed media to scrap booking or just being a piece of art in their own right. Recently I was asked after the show how I chose the colours I wanted to use in my projects. Now there are a lot of answers I could give but the main thing I always say is look to the packaging. The coloured graphics used are a great source of inspiration, so with this in mind, I have created a quick tutorial using the coloured graphics from the  Wings & Things Collage  packaging ...