Up, Up and Away

Slimline cards are something I like doing but never seem to do enough of, so when the Polkadoodles challenge was to do a slimline card I had the perfect image in mind.

I have used kraft card to make the card blank, then some cream paper and then the beautiful butterfly paper.

I have then used the image I had in mind, which is a Winnie celebration stamp. I have then fussy cut the image out, and added her onto the card with foam pads for dimension and last but not least, a Good Luck sentiment printed onto kraft card has been popped on also with foam pads.

Hope you like it.

Best Friends are the Best

Friends are so important, as people do say they are the family you can chose. Over the last 18 months, zoom calls, text messages and a wave from a window is how we all have managed to keep in touch. I also loved sending them all cards.

Polkadoodles challenge this week was perfect, so I made this card to send to a friend of mine.

I have made a white card blank that has been mat and layered with pink card and some beautiful papers by Polkadoodles.

I have also print and cut out with some tatty edge dies, the lovely Winnie twice. One has been flipped, so they appear as two different friends out shopping as the sentiment states ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally a bow and gems are added and the card is complete.

Hope you like it.

Football Fever

As Europe seems to be gripped by football fever at the moment, I thought whats more appropriate than making a football card.

I have made an easel card today, showcasing the most bright and bold papers from Polkadoodles. These are the background for the worlds cutest footballer image, which I have made him look covered in mud, as thats the sign of a good game.

I have used the penny slider mechanism to make the football move as if the boy was kicking it.

Finally Ive added a lovely sentiment as a stopper for the easel card and it just finished it off nicely.

Hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheesecake

Hope you all have had a lovely weekend in the Sunshine. I have got so much gardening done it’s great and so relaxing.

This is my latest project with Polkadoodles. I have made this simple kraft card blank and added a die cut circle onto it with foam pads featuring the worlds cutest mouse. I love the cheese he’s holding. The heart in his pocket is adorable also.

I wanted to turn this into a Birthday card, but I wanted to pop on something different to turn it into it without a ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment. So I’ve used the candle image from the embellishments, and popped it on to the cheese, and voila we have cheesecake.

For a matching gift tag, I have used the same image, but made him be peeking in ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it works well. I have also added some paper underneath, which is the same as I have used to make his party hat.

Finally I have added a very true sentiment, especially since lockdown.

Hope you like. Happy Crafting.

Gnome amongst the Flowerbed.

This guy is the sweetest little gnome I ever did see.

I have created a pop-up box card from white card stock. I have matted the sides with some gorgeous Polkadoodles Papers featuring little pink and peach daisies. They work so well on this card.

I wanted to make this card to really wow! So I have fussy cut some leaves and flowers from an embellishment bundle and added them onto the card with acetate and foam pads at varying heights.

Finally I wanted to use the sweet little gnome stamp as he was holding the most gorgeous bluebells, so I placed him low down in the box part of the card to give the impression he is sat amongst the flowers. I am glad how it turned out.

The sentiment I have chosen as well, I have printed it on Kraft card, and I’m impressed how it looks against the white of the card and the peach and pinks of the papers.

Bright Twist and Pop

Well I think we all need something bright and fun on this miserable rainy Bank Holiday Monday.

Here is my version of a Twist and Pop style card. I adore making these as you can decorate as simply or wildly as you like as you can decorate the front and inside.

I have used a kraft card base and added some bright yellow card as a backing matt and then layered with the lovely Winnie Papers.

I have then added the gorgeous Unicorn stamp to the front of the card. All finished off with the Rick Rack ribbon and some paper cut hearts, using some more wonderful papers.

Inside is the pop out element so I have kept things just as bright with the yellow matt and bright layer on top.

The Twist and Pop element has been made with kraft card too, and then matted and layered with the previous papers. I have added some smaller paper cut hearts on the panels.

All finished off with the perfect sentiment on a kraft card flag.

Hope this brightens up your day ๐Ÿ™‚

Under the Sea

I am loving using the weekends to enjoy the sun, from the safety of my Craft room to start using more mixed media type products. When my copy of Creative Stamping issue 95 came through the door, I thought it was perfect to use. I adore sea and ocean themes, as I feel happiest swimming around in the water, whether that be the sea or the local pool.

I have used the stamps from the magazine and fussy cut them to add onto the front of this card. I have also used a wave themed stencil I had from Daisy Mae to make a background piece from kraft card.

I used Distress Oxide inks for this and then my nod to mixed media I’ve used Nuvo Crackle Mousse over the heart section of the stencil that came with the magazine to give a subtle shine and texture.

Then I have distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give a rusty under the water vibe. I have then added that onto a piece of blue glitter and on a kraft card card-base.

The fussy cut elements have been added on to the card, with hot glue and some hessian/jute and some silver rope ribbon underneath.

Finally the pearl gems have been added, as I can’t not put any on a card lol. I’ve also added some twine onto the tag and a scroll made from some rolled up tea stained paper.

Hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Slimline Cards

I do like Slimline cards, but I always find them difficult to do for some reason. So when Polkadoodles challenged me to a slimline card, my heart race increased.

When I had calmed down lol, I decided to pick the adorable Horace and Boo (YES!!! Again lol, they are just too cute.) I wanted them to be the main focus on the card, but I also wanted a fun background, to really make their characters pop.

I decided on the the Bright Little Monsters papers, which are really my go to. They are really a must have by Polkadoodles! I have used them as the background and then has faux stitched panels on the card base.

I thought of the perfect sentiment, as it works with the card image and life at the moment, as I think more than ever we all need someone we can count on.

I am now off to learn why I find Slimline cards hard to do. Take care.

Dragonflies over Night Skies

When Polkadoodles had the challenge of Dragonflies, I knew I had to use the lovely Octavia Digi Stamp, she has been coloured with my alcohol markers in wonderful bright colours.

I wanted her as the main focus so I decided to use a simple black card base, with an acetate front to put her on. I wanted to give the impression she was flying over the skies, so I used my Alcohol Inks and blended my own background to use as the background. I have also cut out a simple cresent moon shape and cloud shapes, that have been edged and spotted with some delicate inks, to give them a more realistic finish than bright white.

I also added specks of white paint to act as stars. I have finished off the card with a lovely sentiment and some sparkly gems.

Flower Power

I Love flowers, gardening and all that comes with it, so when the project was to make something that has Spring Flowers, I squeaked with delight.

I made a yellow flower shaped card base, with a smaller white flower shape in the centre. The yellow therefore acts as a border, I used my inks to create a scene on the white flower.

I thought this would be perfect to put the very happy ice-cream licking Horace and Boo on.

In the the centre of the flower I thought it would be cute to add a sentiment in a shaker window, so I used my go to sentiment bundle and added some acetate and Spring coloured sequins.

I am really happy how this card came out ๐Ÿ™‚