Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Last Tree In The Shop

Here is a card for those who leave getting their Christmas Tree until the very last possible moment.  Having said that, one year our tree did look like this come Christmas Day as all the needles dropped off!  I've used Last Tree In The Shop from Dr Digi and coloured it with Promarkers.  I've been having a sort out with all the craft papers I have printed and found these in my stash - they are that old that they've been retired!

The base card is from a great pack I bought a while ago from Lidl and the ribbons and charm are from my stash.

I'd like to enter the following:

Cheerful Sketches:  Sketch followed
613 Avenue Create:  Anything Christmas
Addicted to Stamps:  Season's Greetings
Come and Get It Challenges:  Christmas
A Gem of a Challenge:  Christmas

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pretty Petals

Hello! Sometimes dies just make the most wonderful flowers!  I'm using products from Stampin' Unicorn that can be bought through the Polkadoodles website. Here I've used papers from the Wonderland paper pad and balanced the pinks with one of the ditty flower papers from the Itsy Ditsy paper pad then used a few different sizes of the LDRS Pierced Ovals dies.

I've also cut the aperture of the flower with one of the larger dies.  The sentiment is from the large grab bag of toppers and to finish, the little flower pearl and half pearl on the topper is from the Magic Sparkles embellishment pack.  Ribbon is from my own stash.

Even though it looks quite complex, it was pretty quick to make!  I'd like to enter the following:

Crafting with Friends:  Anything Goes
Creative Fingers:  Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Patterned Paper Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, 8 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 49 - Dr Digi

Time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge!  This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Dr Digi and I've used Christmas Chris as he makes me chuckle every time!

I've coloured him with Promarkers and added glossy accents to his nose.  I found the gold card blank in my stash when I was having a clear out and the stripy card is the back of a Graze box which I've cut with one of my wavy stitched edge dies.

Half pearls, red parcel twine and the two charms are from my stash.  Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following:

Card Mania:  Christmas
Crafty Girls:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations:  Spots or Stripes
Creative With Stamps:  Reindeer
Crafting By Designs:  Christmas

Polkadoodle Challenge - Anything Goes or Not A Card

It's time for a new Polkadoodle challenge and the theme, as always is

Anything Goes

The Design Team were challenge to make something other than a card and I've made these cute crackers and gift boxes using papers from Winnie White Christmas and added sparkly thin tinsel plus some really cute tree baubles I bought from Primark.  The tops of the baubles came off really easy with a twist (well, what do you expect when you're getting 30 for £2?!) and I used glossy accents to stick them to the boxes and crackers.

I made the bows with offcuts of card (so not to waste anything) and put some treats inside the boxes and crackers.  They were actually quite quick to make - just had to be patient with the glossy accents drying!

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Christmas Cards All Year Round:  Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore:  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage:  Christmas Is Coming
Naughty or Nice:  Seasons Greetings
SheepSki Designs:  Sparkle and Shine

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Crimbo Crackers Challenge 147 - Boxes

Time for a new Crimbo Crackers challenge and the theme for the fortnight is:


I've made these cute gift boxes with a Sizzix box die - really easy as all I needed to do was score, fold and stick! The card is a lovely hammered effect which looks a bit snowy!  I've added gift tags from the offcuts with another Sizzix die and the bows have been made with card I found in my stash and added mini glittered baubles that I bought from Primark.

The clasp bit at the top of the bauble came off really easily so I was able to glue the flat bit directly to the centre of the bow.  And as luck would have it, the baubles matched papers from my stash!

Good luck with the challenge!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft:  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas Challenge:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Simon Says:  Gift It
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Anything Christmas

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Small Beginnings

I have a new Stampin' Unicorn project to share today that I've made with a wonderful stamp set - Small Beginnings.  There are 8 individual stamps in the set and they can be used to layer up the flowers.  I've used the largest stamp as the main image (the dies are Sizzix) and then added the sentiment onto a circle die cut. 

I've added liquid pearl dots around the edges of the image, card and sentiment.  And I've used Promarkers to colour.  Look out for more from the DT - we've loved these stamps and have lots to show you!  You can still catch the show on Hochanda and all the products can be bought through Hochanda or the main stockist Polkadoodles.

I'd like to enter the following:

Lemon Shortbread:  Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers:  Add A Sentiment
The Paper Girls:  Stamping Fun
Fashionable Stamping:  Nature

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Quick Box

Here is a quick gift box made with a cushion box template from Dr Digi - all you need to do is cut, score and glue!  I've added a matching gift tag

The template fills a sheet of A4 so its large enough to put quite a few chocolates in it!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

A Snowflakes Promise:  Anything Goes
Cards and More:  Snowmen
Through The Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges:  Snowmen
Aurora Wings:  Anything But A Card

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Stampin' Unicorn - Blossom

I have a really quick and easy card to share, made using the Blossom stamp set from Stampin' Unicorn and the Daisy Friends Happy Birthday sentiment  You really do get a lot for your money with the Blossom Stamp set!

I've used Promarkers to colour the image after I've stamped it directly onto my white linen effect cardstock.  For some reason I seem to have a rather lot of random seed beads in my stash so used some of them up here by sticking them on with glossy accents.

I stamped the sentiments from Daisy Friends on off-cuts of card and then added them to the panel with foam pads for extra depth.  Around the edge of the panel I've added a dotted line with a black fineliner pen and to finish off, a little LDRS butterfly die cut plus a little white half pearl from the embellishment pack.

This has got to be one of those stamps that I will go to time and time again - so lovely to use and colour up and it stamped perfectly for me every time!

Don't forget to tune in to Hochanda tomorrow (3 December) at 8am and 12noon GMT for a new release that the Design Team have had lots of fun with!  If you like this stamp then you will love the new release!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks:  Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls:  Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting:  V is for Violet

Friday, 1 December 2017

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 48 - Crafty Sentiments

It's time for a new Colour Crazy Challenge and this week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.  The challenge theme is:

Anything Goes

I've used two of the cute images from the sponsor, the first is Benson and Betty which I've coloured with Promarkers.  Snowflakes are a metal unbranded die and the ribbons are from my stash.  I've handwritten the little Sizzix tag.

The second image I've used is Christmas Penguin and I've also coloured him with Promarkers but made it into a slider card.  I've embossed the background with a Cuttlebug folder and the sentiments are Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.  And yes, it really does slide!

Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

Benson and Betty
Moving Along With The Times:  Christmas Animals
Fab N Funky:  Christmas
The Paper Shelter:  3 Different Embellishments (snowflakes, ribbon, tag)
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  Christmas

Christmas Penguin
Aud Sentiments:  Christmas and a Sentiment
Creative Knockouts:  Snow Much Fun
Cute Card Thursday:  Things With Wings
Fairytale Challenge:  Christmas Animals

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Simple Snowman

A quick card that I had to make 3 of in team colours (black and white) - I've used Simple Snowman from Dr Digi, coloured it with Promarkers and then added it to the hammered card base with foam pads.

The words are Sizzix Tim Holtz die cuts and the stars are various X Cut dies and I've used silver card from my stash.  The large die cut snowflake is an unbranded metal die.  And to finish, a faux running stitch around the edge of the card with a black fine liner pen.

I'd like to enter the following:

The Sketch File:  Sketch followed
Cards In Envy:  It's Only Paper
Dream Valley Challenges:  Add Texture
Addicted To Stamps:  Monochrome
Alphabet Challenge:  S for Snow People