Monday, 15 August 2016

ABC Challenges - N is for Noel

Hi I'm back with a new ABC Challenge and this one is N is for Noel, which means we want to see some Christmas themed cards. This challenge is sponsored by Magnolia-licious.

Today I decided to make a double Z fold card featuring Tilda with a Trumpet in some lovely teal and pink colours to suit some pretty Christmas paper I had in my stash.




I stamped my image on Xpress-It cardstock using Momento black and coloured in the image with my copics. The colours I used are: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R22, R01, BG0000, BG76, BG72, BG10, BG11, C5, C3, C1, Y21, Y28,


Until next time, happy crafting...
Carol

Supplies:

Tilda with Trumpet -  Magnolia Stamps
Paper lace trim, Cardstock and patterned paper from my stash
Copics, double-sided tape, Marianne Designs Tree die, Snowflake punch - Martha Stewart

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Friday, 12 August 2016

Polkadoodles challenge - Add Texture

Hi everyone and welcome to another brand new Polkadoodles Challenge. All our challenges are


Anything Goes

while for an added challenge the DT's are adding texture to our creations.


I have had another really busy week with work this week and I need to take a thank you gift to a friend who helped me out. I decided a pretty gift box with their favourite chocolates would be a fun gift. I also used a star shape, because they were a shining star in my week.


Here it is:


I started with some plain pale pink card and cut out the stars. Then I embossed one star using an starburst embossing folder. By cutting some strips and scoring and folding them before gluing them around the edge of the stars, I made a top and bottom for the box.


I wrapped some lace around the edge and added a cute topper from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection, along with some paper flowers and a button from the Winston Deluxe collection.

Here you can see the inside:



And one more look:



Happy stamping until next time...


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Friday, 5 August 2016

Polkadoodles challenge - Anything Goes

Hi everyone and welcome to another brand new Polkadoodles Challenge. Our theme for this challenge is 

Anything Goes


For my DT inspiration this week, I decided make a special chocolate sliding gift box. 

Here it is:

All the papers in my project came from the Winnie Fruit Punch Big Bundle
To make the flowers, I stamped the flowers, leaves and a sentiment from Daisydays SME in dark brown ink onto some of the patterned paper and then fussy cut them out. I then added a clear crystal button as the centre of each flower.
I used oval punches to make the gift tag, and then added a topper from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection.

When you pull up the bow, your special sweet treat slides out.



Happy stamping until next time...


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Monday, 1 August 2016

ABC Challenge - M is for Maiden

Hi I'm back with a new ABC Challenge and this one is M is for Maiden, which means we want to see cards made for a young girl. This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter. Here is my DT make for your inspiration, a fold back card using the very cute Drink Me image:


I printed my image on Xpress-It cardstock and coloured in the image with my copics. The colours I used are: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, B06, B04, B02, B01, B00, RV10, RV11, RV04, E57. E55. E53. E51, YG25, YG23, YG03, B60, B63

Here is a look at the inside, all ready for a special message to be added.




Until next time, happy crafting...
Carol


Supplies:

Drink Me digi -  The Paper Shelter
Create a Cupcake stamp set - Stampin Up
Cardstock and patterned paper from my stash, Stampin Up embossing folders - Square lattice and Delicate Designs
Copics, double-sided tape, ribbon, Stampin Up circle framelits, Stampin Up Create A Cupcake punch


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Friday, 15 July 2016

Polkadoodles challenge - Summertime

Hi everyone and welcome to another brand new Polkadoodles Challenge. Our theme for this challenge is 

Summertime 



For my DT inspiration this week, I decided to use the gorgeous stamps from the Summertime and Daisydays collections. 

I stamped one of the Summertime flowers in gold over my red card as a background and then stamped the same image in red over some white card as a background. I then added a layer of summery orange vellum. I then stamped 2 butterflies and a flower and coloured them with copics, before fussy cutting them and adding them with a bright red bow.

The card is a sliding pop up card that I learnt to make in a class many years ago when I first started stamping.


Here is my card:


The copics I used are: Y12, Y14, Y15, Y35, Y38, R22, R24, R27, R89.

The best thing about these cards is they easily lay flat for folding:



And here is another side on view showing the pop-up:




Happy stamping until next time...


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Friday, 8 July 2016

Polkadoodles challenge - Add ribbon or twine

Hi everyone and welcome to another brand new Polkadoodles Challenge. Our theme for this challenge is 

Add ribbon or twine 


Sounds so easy, but I always struggle to add twine to a card. 

For my DT inspiration this week, I decided to use another fabulous image from the   'Winnie in Wonderland' collection which I printed out and then coloured in with my copics. The image I chose this time is none other than Winnie Wonderland Cheshire Cat. I also used some of the gorgeous background papers included in the collection.

Here is my card:


The copics I used are: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, B00, B01, B02, B04, B06, Y0000, Y00, Y04, YG25, YG03, YG67, YG63, R85, R83, R81, E59, E57, E55, E53, E77, E74, E71, E99, W00, W1, W3, W5.


I used an Oval die cut to cut out my image and layered it on a second oval that I wrapped with some twine. Then I layered this on to a fancy oval die cut using Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance Nestabilities.  The backing card was edged with Martha Stewarts Around the Page punch - Cherish. To top it all off I added a hand tied bow and some more twine linking some tea time charms I had in my stash.

Happy crafting until next time....

Friday, 17 June 2016

Polkadoodles challenge - Use A Die Cut

Hi everyone and welcome to another brand new Polkadoodles challenge. Our theme for this challenge is 

Use a Die Cut 


So how easy is it to join in - we  don't mind if you use a manual or an automatic machine cut die. 
For my DT inspiration this week, I couldn't resist using Winnie Wonderland Horse from the fabulous new  'Winnie in Wonderland' collection which I printed out and then coloured in with my copics.

I cut around the image with my Spellbinders Card Creator die - A2 Divine Eloquence and layered it onto my background card and paper from  the Rose Budd Collection. I then added a bow and some die cut butterflies (Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies - Les Papillions 2).


Here is my card:



The copic colours I used are: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, hair: E57. E55. E53, hat decorations: Y02, V06, YG03, BG07, hat & dress: R12, R02, R01, YR02, armour and horse coat: BG000, BG01, BG45, BG07, C3, C1, horse: C7, C5, C3, W00, W1, W3, E37, E35, E33, E31.


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