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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Best Witches!

 Good afternoon, welcome to my final post showcasing Polkadoodles Winnie Wednesday release

Today's cards are made using the Stamp sets Best Witches Winnie Wednesday and Spooky Time

In my first card Winnie has dressed but her pet:

What I Did:
I stamped the image and colored her with alcohol markers. I then used a frame die to cut my image out,  I cut a second frame in black cardstock.
I matted an A2 card base with orange cardstock and paper from the new Boneshakin Paper pack.
I stamped my sentiment and matted this with black cardstock. Finally I added my image and adhered the black frame around her.

What I Used: 
Stamping Card; X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Frame Die: Gina Marie
Black and Orange Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium Heavyweight
Glue: ZipDry

My next card I used Winnie dressed as a witch and did a background for her using Spooky Time:


What I Did:
I stamped Winnie and the sentiment onto stamping card, I colored her then used my Scan N Cut to fussy cut her. For my background I used Distress Oxide inks and blended them together. I then stamped the web and spider along with some cute bats. Their eyes were lost in the background so I added these with a white gel pen. I added this to an A2 card base. I added Winnie to my card, the sentiment looks too white so I colored over this with an alcohol marker, edged it in black and adhered it in place.    

What I Used: 
              Polkadoodles - Spooky Time Clear Stamps
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Blending card: Bristol Smooth
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide
Gel Pen: Gelly Roll
Black card: Core'Dinations Premium Heavy Weight
Glue: ZipDry


Looking for more inspiration? Then check out my teamies designs over on the Facebook page, you can also post your own Polkadoodles' designs on the Craft Stamp and Colour with Polkadoodles Facebook group


Thanks for stopping by.






Saturday, September 19, 2020

Trick or Treating and Graveyard Fun for Halloween

 Good afternoon, hope you are enjoying your weekend, we need to get out and clear the garden now we've had most of the veggies from it!

I'm continuing with showcasing the Polkadoodles Halloween new release. Today I have designed 2 cards using 2 stamp sets - Happy Halloween Winnie Wednesday and Spooky Time:

My first is a trick or treat scene:


What I Did:
I Stamped Winnie first then masked her to stamp the spooky house. I then colored the images. I made the images into a full scene by freehand adding a path, grass and a starry sky. Finally I stamped bats and the BOO sentiment.
My A7 card base was matted with orange cardstock which I stamped with the bats. I then added a strip of black cardstock and a piece of design paper.
My image was matted with black cardstock and added to the base.

What I Used:
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
White Pen for 'stars' - Uniball Signo Broad
Black and Orange Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Glue: ZipDry

My second card is Winnie Wednesday in a grave yard:


What I Did:
This was a simple card, I ink blended my background using Distress Oxide inks. Once dry I then stamped the images from Spooky Time to create my scene. Winnie Wednesday was stamped and then fussy cut her. She does have pumpkins on the original stamp but I decided to use her without these. I then colored her with alcohol markers. I matte an A2 card base with orange cardstock then added my background. finally I adhered Winnie to the corner of the card. 

What I Used: 
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Blending card - Bristol Smooth
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide
Black and Orange Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium Heavyweight




Looking for more inspiration? Then check out my teamies designs over on the Facebook page, you can also post your own Polkadoodles' designs on the Craft Stamp and Colour with Polkadoodles Facebook group


Thanks for stopping by.




Friday, September 18, 2020

Blessed and Grateful Pumpkins and Fall

Good Morning, September is my favorite month of the year, fall starts, harvest celebrations are happening in our small town and of course pumpkins are in abundance! That's why I couldn't resist coloring one of the gorgeous designs in the Blessed and Grateful digital stamp collection:


This was a very simple card to make. I added the sentiment to the image and, for impact, printed the image larger than I usually do.  I colored the image with Copic Markers paying attention to realistic colors from images on Google.

I matted a 5x7 in card base with deep red cardstock (pulling a color I had used on the image). I finally finished by adding my image to the matted card base. 


Designing this card makes me want to head to the local farms for warm apple cider, corn maze's and hay rides!

You can check out the new release and all of our products over in their store.

Thank you for stopping by. I will be back during the month with more inspiration from Joy Clair. Also my teamies will be sharing with you over on the Joy Clair Facebook Group.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Winnie Wednesday and her Skull!

 Good afternoon, Thank goodness it's Friday, my week days are filled with supervising school work so the weekend means a mental break!

Today I'm showing more of the New release stamps from Polkadoodles. I'm once again using Boneshakin Halloween Winnie Wednesday:


What I Did:
I stamped the image and pumpkin onto stamping card, I then used my scan n cut to cut the images out before I colored them with alcohol markers.
I matted a black A2 card base with orange card stock, I also cut a mat from black cardstock but die cut a Halloween aperture from this before adhering to my card. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the aperture and arranged my images on the card to finish the design.

What I Used:
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Black Card: Core'Dinations Premium
Die: Gina Marie
Orange Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Glue: Zip Dry


Looking for more inspiration? Then check out my teamies designs over on the Facebook page, you can also post your own Polkadoodles' designs on the Craft Stamp and Colour with Polkadoodles Facebook group


Thanks for stopping by.



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Bone Shakin' Halloween

 Good afternoon! I have all the house doors open letting the cooler air in to the house, It's so much better than the air con! The dogs love it too. 

Halloween isn't that fair away and Polkadoodles have released a great set of clear stamps using their cute Winnie Wednesday! I have designed a collection of cards for this new release and over the next few days I will be showcasing them for you.

My first card is using Boneshakin Halloween Winnie Wednesday, there are 2 main images in this set with lots of  embellishment stamps you can use with them. My card is using Winnie sitting on a huge pumpkin:

What I Did: 
I started by stamping the main image onto stamping card, I then masked the edge of this and stamped the cat. This gives the impression the cat is behind the pumpkins. The sentiment was then stamped across the top. I then colored the image with alcohol markers.
I matted a black A2 card base with purple card stock and design paper from the Boneshakin Halloween Paper Pack. 
My Image was trimmed to fit may card and matted with black and purple cardstock before adhering to the card base with foam tape. 

What I Used:
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Card Base and black card Mat: Core'dinations premium heavy weight cardstock
Purple Card: Tonic


Looking for more inspiration? Then check out my teamies designs over on the Facebook page, you can also post your own Polkadoodles' designs on the Craft Stamp and Colour with Polkadoodles Facebook group


Thanks for stopping by.