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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Making Holiday Memories

 Good morning, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and didn't over eat!

My post today is sharing one of the adorable bears from the Making Memories Digital collection. There are 3 sweet bears and some great sentiments:



Rather than add him onto a card I made him into a card. I resized him and printed him onto stamping card. He was colored with alcohol markers and glaze pen added to his eyes and nose. I then used my scan n cut to cut him out, I kept the cutting lines on my machine, added an offset and cut 2 more images in grey card. One of these was scored at the base of his antler headband and both grey sections were glued together by the antlers making a card base. I then added my bear - he can now stand up!


Here's a view of the card back so you can see how it works!

If you are shopping for crafting supplies during black Friday / Cyber Monday check out the sales in the Joy Clair 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.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Happy Xmas Tags

Good Morning! The sun has been shining here over the last couple of day and which always brightens my day!

As it's Tuesday that can only mean one thing, a new Polkadoodles challenge over at Digi Choosday and this week the design team were challenged to make a Christmas card with at least 3 tags. Well my card has more than 3:

What I Did:

I imported the tag into my graphics program and resized it. I then copied it so I had enough for my sentiment. I then added the letters to spell Happy Xmas, using a color from the original tag.
These were then all fussy cut and a tiny hole punched in the top of each one. I threaded them onto twine and spaced them equally.
My A7 card base was matted with red cardstock and I cut a sheet of digital design paper from Polkadoodles as my 2nd mat. I arranged the twine holding the tags across this and fixed them in place with tape.
I then adhered this to my card base. My tags were placed evenly and fixed in place with foam tape. Finally I added tiny red pearls to the tags.

What I Used: 

Digital Tags: Polkadoodles - Winnie White Christmas Tags and Frames
Digital Paper: Polkadoodles - Winnie Wite Christmas Paper collection 3
White Card for Base: Neenah Solar white Cover 110lb
Red Cardstock: Tonic Studios
Baker's Twine - From my Stash
Glue: ZipDry
Foam Tape: Dollar Store
Pearls: From my stash

The Digi Choosday Challenge runs for 2 weeks, it is always anything goes so there is no reason not to enter and you never know you may just win!

 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, now go join the challenge!







 




Sunday, November 22, 2020

Altenew Educators Certification Program - Celebration Stencil Techniques

 Good afternoon, It's chilly but fair here today, since the virus struck weekends have mainly been family time at home and today is no different. 

I have completed another class on my AECP and today I'm sharing some of the work I have done for it. The class this time was about stenciling with Laurel Beard - if you have watched any of Laurel's you tube videos you will know she does amazing work with stencils.

My first card used a die as a stencil. I used pail colors to I could keep with the CAS looking cards I love to make:


I die cut the Shutter Cover Die with cover weight cardstock, I taped this in place over my white cardstock and stenciled through it with Soft Lilac Dye ink. I matted an A2 card base
 with black card and added my stenciled panel. I then stamped 2 lavender buds with Lavender Fields and Forest Glade ink. I die cut these with the coordinating die placed them on my card leaving room to add the sentiment with accompanies the flower which was stamped in Jet Black Ink.

My second card was a new technique for me using texture paste. This is a medium that I hadn't used before. I bought the mat opaque white kind so I can color it to coordinated with my needs!


I started by smooshing some Ocean Wave ink onto my glass mat, I then added a small amount of the paste and mixed them together which gave me a gorgeous muted turquoise color.
I fixed the Halftone Stencil to my white cardstock. Using a pallet knife I spread the paste across the stencil in a thin layer - I was just like icing a cake! I carefully removed the stencil and left to dry.
Meanwhile I stamped the Faithful Feather stamp using Jet Black, Misty Morning, cloudy sky and Nimbus inks (which are available as the Tranquility Ink set) for all the feather layers. I die cut this with the coordinating die. 
I then chose a sentiment from Label Love stamp set and stamped this with jet black ink onto white card then cut around the edges.
Once dry I trimmed my stenciled cardstock down and added it to a grey A2 card base. I arranged my image and sentiment and adhered these with foam dots.

I am really enjoying the techniques I am learning doing this course and also loving sharing them wth others!








Saturday, November 21, 2020

Merry and Bright

 Good evening, a quick post from me tonight.

I've been playing with the cheeky little house mice again today. I pulled out one of my Joanna Sheen CDS that has these delightful creatures as digital images so I printed a sheet off and colored them:

Just look how cute they are all curled up among the fairy lights!
I colored them with Copic markers, matted them onto green cardstock and put to one side while I did my card base. For this I used a Tonic Merry & Bright die to cut the sentiment into one of my mats. I then cut the bottom part of the die 4 more times with green, yellow, blue and silver cardstock so I could fill in the lights and ornaments.
I then added a second mat of digital design paper covered in ornaments. Finally I added my little mice!

Thanks for stopping by, I ma entering this card into the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge which this time is anything goes with using a die or punch as an optional theme




Wednesday, November 18, 2020

I'm Santa's Favorite

 Good Morning! We had our first proper snow fall on Monday night which means Christmas isn't far away and I am far from ready how about you? So I'm sharing some holiday inspiration using the Santa's Favorite digital set. I love the cute penguins in this kit especially the one wearing eye glasses:



Isn't he the cutest! I colored both him and the tree with Copic markers, leaving white areas on the tree to indicate snow. Once colored, I fussy cut them both and moved onto making my scene for them. I laid a snowy stencil on white stamping card and inked through with pale blue ink for snow fall. I then chose a sentiment from the same collection and printed this onto my stenciled card.


I matted this onto an A2 grey card base, giving dimension with a foam layer in between. I added my tree with wet glue and my little shortsighted penguin with foam squares. Finally I added crystal glaze to his glasses for the lenses.

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.

You can check out the new release and all of Joy Clair's products over in their store.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Grateful, Blessed and Thankful for You

 Good Morning! Now Halloween has passed its time to concentrate of designs for Thanksgiving. Today's inspiration card is using 3 different stamp collections from Joy Clair: Blessed and GratefulSeasonal Leaves Background and Thankful For You.



I love everything a bout fall including the colors so that's what I used. I started with the image from Blessed and Grateful I wanted this to look more like seed pods than leaves colored them to look rounded. As I wanted this image to stand out from my background I colored the background leaves in grey. Finally I added my sentiment from the Thankful For You collection in a coordinating color.



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.

You can check out the new release and all of Joy Clair's products over in their store.


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Cute Kisses

 Good afternoon and Happy Veteran's Day. I have my own veteran - Kev served in the Royal Navy way before we met.

I have decided that I am going to take part in The 30 Day Coloring challenge except this time it's only 11 days! This involves doing some coloring every day for 11 days and as i love coloring what a better way to spend some time each day!

My day 1 coloring is using a stamp that I've had a while but not used: House Mouse Birdie Kiss:


How cute are these two!

What I Did:

 I colored the image with Copic markers, we have a little flock of sparrows that come for the sunflower seeds in the bird feeder so I decided the bird needed to be a sparrow. Once I'd colored the image I inked the edges with distress ink - which I suppose is another form of coloring.
The card base was matted with coordinating blue card and digital design paper which is also from a house mouse collection.
The frame is from a Gina Marie Die, I cut the image with the same die to get the scalloped edges and then did a second cut with blue card. I adhered the image flat on my card and used foam tape for the frame giving it dimension.
Finally I added some decoupaged flowers, these fit well with the flowers on the backing paper as well as the little ones I colored.

What I Used:

Stamp: Stampendous - House Mouse Birdie Kiss
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Digital Design Paper: Joanna Sheen House Mouse
White Card for Base: Neenah Solar White 110lb
Blue card: Tonic Studio
Frame Die: Gina Marie - Scalloped rectangle Frame
Flower die and images: Carnation Crafts - Night Scented Stock
Glue: ZipDry
Foam Pads: From my stash

I don't spend enough time crafting just because but I'm hoping this challenge will encourage me to.

 I am also entering this card into The House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge - The theme is anything goes with the option of a punch or die - I used 2 dies so I think I'm good!


 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Candy Bags!

Good morning, today is the last day of warm weather for the foreseeable future so going to try and enjoy it as much as possible.

As it's Tuesday which means Digi Choosday I'm sharing some Polkadoodles Christmas goodies with you today:


What I Did:

Using my graphics I added Winnie Rudolph and Holly to the backing paper and printed it onto stamping card. I colored the image with alcohol markers, trimmed the card down and folded it landscape so it would make a topper for my bag of candy.
I added the candy to a clear baggy, folded and sealed the top and adhered my card topper over the top edge of the bag.
Finally I added lots of sparkly chameleon glitter to all the fluffy parts of the image.

What I Used:

Digital Design Paper: Polkadoodles - Winnie White Christmas Papers 2
Clear Bag: From my stash
Candy (yum!): Dove
Double Sided tape: Scor Tape 

The Digi Choosday Challenge runs for 2 weeks, it is always anything goes so there is no reason not to enter and you never know you may just win!

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, now go join the challenge!













Sunday, November 8, 2020

Nose it's Snowing

 Good afternoon! Michigan is known for it's snowy winters and yes we've already had the first snow of the season last weekend. Thankfully it didn't hang around and it's 70 degrees here today!

Since snow is on my mind, let me share some cute images from Stamper's Delights. They are doing mystery boxes and this month is winter if you've been following on the Facebook group you will have already had sneak peeks of some of the cut 12 images.

let me introduce Winter Snowman:

What I Did:

I started by choosing a wintery digital design paper, I imported my images onto this and resized them for my card. I then typed up the sentiment (this is not part of the pack) which I felt was so fitting since the little guy is holding the snowman's carrot nose!
I printed and then colored the images with alcohol markers. My A7 card base was matted with red card and my image was added to this. Finally I added lots of snow with a paint marker.

What I Used:

Digital Design Paper: Unknown
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Red Cardstock: Tonic
White Card for base: Neenah solar white coverstock
Paint Pen; Molotow
Glue: ZipDry

The winter mystery box is available all month for £12 - a saving of £8!!!! there are lots of super winter images great for Christmas or winter birthdays!

Head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this month’s New Releases so far!

Why not stop by the Stamper's Delight Facebook page for regular news and inspiration from my Teamies you can also enter the progressive challenge there, no blog needed and receive freebies! 

 

All the design team projects are available on the Inspiration blog - hop on over there for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see please leave a comment to let me know! 




Friday, November 6, 2020

Smile!

 Good afternoon, the weather is gorgeous and is planned to be so for the weekend so hopefully we will be able to get out and enjoy it.

It's Chibi new release day over at Stamper's Delights and we have some more cuties to share with you, meet Adrianna:

What I Did:

I resized the image and sentiment to fit on my A2 card base. I changed the color of the sentiment and printed both out on Stamping card. I colored the image with my alcohol markers, yes her legs look green that is because as it's fall she is wearing pantyhose!
I then matted my card base with some color coordinating design paper and added a strip of paper with cameras printed on it.
I adhered my sentiment on to the side of my image and glued her in place on my card. Finally I added some pearls that coordinate with her hair!

What I Used:

Digital image and Sentiment: Stamper's Delights - Chibi Adrianna Photo
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copics
Design Paper: Amy Tangerine- Plus One
Glue: ZipDry
Pearls: From my stash

Head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this week’s New Releases.

Why not stop by the Stamper's Delight Facebook page for regular news and inspiration from my Teamies you can also enter the progressive challenge there, no blog needed and receive freebies! 

 All the design team projects are available on the Inspiration blog - hop on over there for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see please leave a comment to let me know! 



Thursday, November 5, 2020

Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts Better Together Blog Hop

Good Morning! and welcome to my stop for the Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts Better Together blog hop. You should have arrived here from LeeAnn McKinney's You Tube channel. 

Both companies are offering great prizes Joy Clair are offering a $25 gift card to spend on stamps and if you win the Imagine Crafts prize you get a goody bag of inks! You do have to comment on every hop to be in win a chance of winning a prize!

My inspiration is using the super cute Candy Hearts stamp set from Joy Clair:


I used 3 different inks from Imagine Crafts - First I inked the edges of a 4x5.25in piece of cardstock 
using Versacolor ink in Heliotrope. I then stamped the open hearts and their sentiments with Versacolor Violet . The solid hearts with added using StayzOn Cherry Blossom. Finally I added more words and mini hearts with the Heliotrope color again. I matted this onto a piece of purple cardstock and a A2 white card base.

Ok back to the hop, If you want the chance to win a prize your next leap will be to Annie Collins You Tube Channel.

If you got lost along the way here is a list of all the hops you need to make:

Sharon Smith - You are here!


Thank you for stopping by now go hop!!!



Tuesday, November 3, 2020

October Walk

 Good afternoon! the sun is back out and it's warmed up slightly from the freezing temps of the weekend. 

During October I decided to do a walk for breast cancer, 35 miles in 31 days. which I managed to complete on schedule. A friend of mine wanted to do a 2nd walk at the same time so we combined miles and walked together for part of mine.

Today's post is showing a card I made her as a thank you for the encouragement. I did originally intend to put this image Ink Me In Pink from TLC Designs on a t-shirt to wear while walking but I couldn't get the sizing right as she is such a skinny gal!:

I resized and printed the image then colored her with Copic markers. I added the pink ribbon to her dress and boots to represent Breast Cancer. The gorgeous paper also called Ink me In Pink is also from TLC Designs and is sold to raise money for breast cancer. I matted a white A2 card base with pink card and this paper. I added my image and like me adhered it at a wonky angle. I die cut 3 thank you sentiments, glued these together and placed them in her hands. Finally as it needed to be pink I added a few pink gems.

Breast cancer is very dear to me, I had a life long friend who was taken from her 2 small children with this disease so I will always support any company that gives to this charity.


Thanks for stopping by and if you love what you see please let me know in the comments.




Thursday, October 29, 2020

Dressing Up Gnomes

 Good evening! it's been a cold few days here, makes you want to snuggle up on the couch all day!

Today's post is using some digital stamps I've had a couple of months and not been able to get round to using them. So today I printed them and enjoyed myself coloring them. They are cute freebies from TLC Designs.

The first one I thought was so funny! given the USA's current situation with voting I thought, forget the Republicans and Democrats and vote Gnome!

Isn't he just the great! He is from TLC designs and is called Gnorman. He some with a bunch of sentiments including the ones I have used and as well as election time would be great for Independence Day. I resized him, arranged his sentiments, printed him and colored with Copic markers trying to emulated the colors of the Statue of Liberty. He was matted with a coordinating card stock and placed on an A& card base.

My next card is a Halloween card for a little girl Mollie is going to spend Halloween with using Jack O'Gnome:

Another great image! I just love the mass of curls for his beard! This image comes with all sorts of extras including papers one of which I have used. I printed and colored him again with Copic markers I then fussy cut him. I matted an A2 card base with the leafy paper and added Jack to it. I couldn't make one of the sets sentiments fit my card since the pumpkin was so round so I used a Spellbinders die to make my Eek and boO!

I loved coloring these guys, but gnomes are always fun to play with!

Thanks for stopping by and if you love what you see please leave me some love in the comments.





Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Give Thanks with Flowers

 Good Morning, We've had sleet over the last 2 days - it's way too early for winter!!!

I am posting inspiration for Joy Clair today. The stamp set of choice for this card is You Are. An amazing huge bloom that looks stunning in any color but I chose to color it with purple alcohol markers.


I decided to do a very simple card. I used a grey A2 card base and matted this with a stenciled panel. I placed my flower using foam tape to give dimension. Finally I stamped the Give Thanks sentiment from the set Give Thanks



This image is so versatile, it can be used for many different occasions.

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.

 

 You can check out the new release and all of Joy Clair's products over in their store.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Helping Hands

Good morning, It's very cold here, barely hitting freezing!

But It's Tuesday and that means fun with the new Digi Choosday Challenge starting!

My card today Is all about snow! I have used Winnie Christmas Wishes Helping Hands - Winnie and all the little critters are clearing the snow:


Super cute or what??? I decided to use the pre-colored image and printed it out onto stamping card. I then cut the image and an outline using my cameo.
I matted my card base with red cardstock, I pulled one of the digital papers from Winnie White Christmas papers 2 into my graphics program and then added a sentiment multiple times to this, printed it and matted my card. I also printed a 2nd paper from same set and made rosettes to look like giant snowflakes.
I added my image using foam tape and then adhered my snowflakes in place.

The Digi Choosday Challenge runs for 2 weeks, it is always anything goes so there is no reason not to enter and you never know you may just win!

 

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, now go join the challenge!








Friday, October 23, 2020

Fall treats

 Good afternoon! hope everyone is enjoying fall, I have had time to get out and do some walking amongst the fall colors, Michigan is beautiful this time of year.

Talking of Fall, It's new release day at Stamper's Delights for the super cute Kawaii images and the fall images are adorable:


What I Did: 

This is actually 2 images that I have, resized,  grouped together and shuffled some leaves around which demonstrates how versatile digital stamps are.

Once I had them where I wanted them I colored with alcohol markers - I had to add lots of freckles to my little redhead. The image was fussy cut ready for my card.
I matted an A7 card base with green cardstock. I made my own digital design paper, I took an orange striped paper, reduced the opacity and added all the script fall words. I then printed and cut down to fit on my base.
I added my image and die cut leaves from foil paper. These where scattered to make it look like they were being blown around.

I couldn't resist using one of the other Kawaii new releases to make a little note card:


This little guy is Just a note, I resized him and one of sentiments printed and colored with alcohol markers. I joined the pen to the sentiment then off the page to.......


The second sentiment inside! Both were matted with blue cardstock and added to an A7 card base.


What I Used: 

                          Stamper's Delights - Just a Note 2
Digital Paper: Sherry K Designs plus computer edits
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
White Card For Bases: Neenah Solar White Coverstock
Green and Blue Cardstock for mats: Core'Dinations Premium
Leaf Die: Lawn Fawn
Foil Paper: Rinea

Head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this week’s New Releases.

Why not stop by the Stamper's Delight Facebook page for regular news and inspiration from my Teamies you can also enter the progressive challenge there, no blog needed and receive freebies! 

 

All the design team projects are available on the Inspiration blog - hop on over there for more inspiration.


Thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see please leave a comment to let me know!




Monday, October 19, 2020

Sweet Halloween - Cupcakes and Candy

 Good morning and welcome to October! I'm still in Halloween mode with my designs and today is a super cute one.

Joy Clair released Sweet Halloween last month and just had to create with it:


What I Did:

The little characters around the edge are in a group of 4 so I resized them doubled them up for the top and bottom and separated them out for left and right sides of my card. I added the cupcakes and changed the color of the sentiment before printing onto stamping card.  
I was going to color the border characters all as ghosts but decided to be a little more creative and made them in to monsters and candy corn (as well as ghosts). I finished the image by coloring the cupcakes in the same color scheme.
I matted a grey A7 card base with purple cardstock and added my images. Finally I dotted a few purple glitter enamel drops around the image to tie in the purple mat.

What I Used:

Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Grey Card For Base: Simon Says Stamp
Purple Card: Core'Dinations Premium
Enamel Dots: Gina Marie Designs 

Joy Clair has a fantastic Holiday new release for this month, head on over to their store for more!

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.



 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Altenew Educators Certification Program - Let It Shine!

 Good afternoon. It's been a rainy day here today so perfect time to spend time in the craft room.

I haven't done any of my Altenew Educator's Certification Program classes for a while, school and design teams have kept me busy so today I have concentrated my next class which is Let It Shine!

I have made 3 cards for this, my first uses glitter which I have to say is not one of my favorite mediums but I worked outside of my comfort zone and used loose glitter instead of glitter cardstock:


I started with a black A2 card base, I placed double sided tape in strips along the top and right hand side. I then liberally sprinkled glitter over it. I burnished this with my finger and tapped off the excess. This left the glitter on just the tape. 
I then stamped Crown Bloom stamp and leaves using Altenew inks. As I don't yet have the dies for this set I used my Scan N Cut to fussy cut them and arranged on my card. I added a blossom stamp, which is part of Crown Bloom, colored yellow just to break up the red. Finally I die cut a sentiment, dipped it in wet glue and then glitter, once this was dry I arranged on my card.

My next card uses the Ranunculus stamp set and a cool technique:


I stamped the flower and leaf onto matt gold cardstock using embossing ink. I then used clear embossing powder and heat set. It give a cool engraved effect. I matted an A2 black card base with matt silver cardstock and arranged my leaf and bloom. Finally I stamped the sentiment with obsidian ink, added clear embossing powder and heat set it. A few golden pearls just balanced the desgn.

My Final card also uses embossing powder:


Using the Spring Daisy stamp set I stamped the outline of the flowers and leaves with embossing ink, added silver embossing powder and heat set it. This gave me a shiny image. I then stamped with colored ink, giving me complete flowers with shiny outlines. I fussy cut these ready for my design.
I matted a slimline card base with 2 different shades of purple card stock arranged my leaves and flowers both flat and raised with foam tape. I then die cut a sentiment from matt cardstock and added a few clear enamel dots for added shine.

Shopping List:

Altenew Inks: Frosty Pink, Coral BerryJet BlackRuby Red, GrapevineFrayed LeafForest Glade,                            AmethystPale MauveGrape Agate, Mango Smoothie

Other Inks: Versamark, Versafine, Copic Markers.
Embossing Powders: Clear, Sliver
Red Glitter
Cardstock: Black, Silver, Gold, Pale Lilac, Deep Purple
Gems, Clear Enamel, Gold Pearls
Glue and Tape, Double Sided, Foam Tape and wet Glue

I am continuing to learn so many new techniques doing the Altenew Educator Certificate Course, and yes they can be applied to all my card making not just Altenew!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope if you like what you see you will let me know in the comments section.


 



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sending Christmas Cheer

Good Morning! Almost half way through October - How did that happen. I'm skipping the next few days as I turn 50 and that is just not happening!!!

It's Tuesday so of course that only means one thing - Digi Choosday! yes a new challenge is about to start!

This time the design team are looking forward to Christmas and sending a little cheer with an envelope on their makes. I decided to do a card on a card using the super Cute Holly Hedgehog mail:


What I Did:
I arranged Holly and a sentiment and printed on stamping card. I colored the image with Alcohol markers and added a bit of sparkle with glitter to Holly's hat. I then printed a piece of digital design paper, using a template I made an envelope with this.
A 8x8in card base was matted with green and red cardstock and my envelope was added to the center. I then partially slid my image into this at an angle so Holly and the sentiment are still on view.
Finally I added some glittery enamel dots.

What I Used:
Paper for Envelope: Crafter's Companion
White Card Base: Craft UK
Green and Red Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Glitter Enamel Dots: Gina Marie
Glitter: Chloe
Glue: ZipDry

The Digi Choosday Challenge runs for 2 weeks, it is always anything goes so there is no reason not to enter and you never know you may just win!

 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, now go join the challenge!




Monday, October 12, 2020

Holidays are coming to Joy Clair!

 Good Morning! I am loving the weather at the moment, lots of sunshine but not too warm. Great for getting outside and walking.

Welcome to the first day of Joy Clair's new release, we have lots to show you and the release is going to be running all week.

During October we are also collaborating with Rinea so you will see their gorgeous foiled papers on my designs.

I'm showcasing 2 cards today, my first one uses Barrels - It is a great fall collection with of course a barrel but lots of fillings for the barrel to choose from and great sentiments:


I arranged my composition onto stamping card, resized and then printed it. I then printed the barrels onto 2 different colors of Rinea foil paper; a dark brown and a copper color
For the dark foil barrels I cut the whole barrel out,  The copper images I just cut the bands and Using the image on stamping card I placed the bands on the barrels and then adhered them into place.
I then colored the contents of barrels with alcohol markers. I matted a black A7 card base with orange cardstock and my image.

My next card uses Coffee Flavors and again I have used Rinea foils.


I started by rearranging one of the sentiments which is the great thing about digital stamps you can cut and paste how ever you want them! I then resized one of the gorgeous cups and added my sentiment to it. This was then printed on stamping card and fussy cut using my scan n cut. I also cut a mat for my cup to lie on. I colored the image with alcohol markers and adhered it to it's mat.
I then used a coffee bean die and cut a ton of beans from the Rinea foil paper. I love how it has given them a sheen!
A A2 card base was matted with same cardstock as my image and I arranged the image on my base. I then glued each individual coffee bean in place so it looks as though it's snowing coffee beans - It is a Holiday image after all!!!!

What I Used:
Digital Images: Joy Clair - Barrels
                          Joy Clair - Coffee Flavors
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Black Card for A7 base: Linda Chapman
Grey Card for A2 base: Simon Says Stamp
Orange and Red Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Coffee Bean Die: Memory Box
Glue: ZipDry and Multi Medium Matte

The Joy Clair new release starts today and has some gorgeous new digital stamp sets so check out the Joy Clair Designs Store each day this week for more gorgeous sets. My teamies will be showing their inspiration on the Joy Clair blog as well as the Facebook Group daily.

Thank you for stopping by. I will be back during the month with more inspiration from Joy Clair.