Never too early…

Christmas is a word feared my many, but in the crafting world it is used all year round, sometimes there is not even much point in putting your Christmas crafts away in a dark hidden corner, because there is only around a 4 month ‘down’ period. But when Christmas images are as cute as this one I don’t mind really 🙂

This weeks Polkadoodles theme is Christmas but not a card. That is 100% up my street, I love making bags, home decor pieces and gifts 🙂 I decided to make a handbag style gift bag this time 🙂

I used red card to make the base of the bag and green to make the top flap over the bag. I covered these with the papers from and left a small neat border around.

I decided to use the Christmas Stamp from which is possibly the cutest image I’ve ever seen, as the join from bag base to top/flap. I have coloured them in with my alcohol markers.

I wanted a handle on the bag, I decided to add some lovely ribbon, a few sparkly gems and a twine wrapped bow. Then to finish off the bag, I added a couple of gift tags from

I hope you like it.


Miss You

Well I think it might be day 1000 of Lockdown and I do hope we all are staying safe.

The project this week for Polkadoodles has been Miss You. This has been ideal I think for a theme as no matter who we are or whats we are or are not doing we all miss someone.

I made this card with a fun ‘pull’ element which reveals a cute cat holding the ‘miss you’ sign.

I started this card, by folding a piece of A4 kraft card into a card blank. It has then been matted with a piece of blue card and then a piece pf starry card, that has been printed from the Little Monsters collection. I love how versatile this collection is.

Next was to cut and colour the stamp, I adore this stamp as I am a massive cat lover, and my mum adores Hot Air Balloons so I thought it was a good match. It has been fussy cut and then the sign attached under his paws, by fussy cutting the paws and sliding the sign under.

The cat image has been placed behind the white clouds, that have been cut from white card stock and given faux stitching. This provides a place so the cat and ‘miss you’ sign can be hidden.

The ‘friends’ sentiment has then been attached to the front of the clouds, its just such a lovely saying and fits in with the Hot Air Balloon image.

The ‘Friends’ and the ‘miss you’ sentiment is from the quotes collection.

I have then finished off the card with a little ‘pull’ sign for the image with some twine and little pearls to decorate.

Hope you like this card and that you are all staying safe 🙂 xo

Links for products used 🙂