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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Let's Get Together!

Good morning! I wish it would cool down, the temperature is just too unbearable to be out in. I have to make sure the dogs aren't out in it long.

Hey it's Tuesday again which means a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and this time the design team's inspiration is all about getting together with a friend:


What I Did:
I resized and printed Winnie Fruit Punch One for you! onto stamping card along with a sentiment that i felt fit the theme. She was colored with alcohol markers and trimmed to size.
I die cut 2 frames, one in pink and one in blue.Using foam tape I positioned the pink one around Winnie.
My 7x5in card base was matted with blue card and Polkadoodles Digital design paper. I then adhered the blue frame to the card. Winnie was then added both her and the blue frame were positioned at apposing angles.
My sentiment was matted with both the blue and pink card and added using foam squares.
To finish the card I added glaze to the cocktail glasses Winnie is holding and added a Friend die cut.


What I Used:
Digital Stamp: Polkadoodles -Winnie Fruit Punch: One for You!
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Frame Dies: Gina Marie: Frames, Scalloped Stitched Rectangles
Blue and Pink Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Digital Design Paper: Polkadoodles - Winnie Special Moments Paper Heaven 3
Sentiment: Polkadoodles - Winnie Special Moments Quotes
Glaze: Tonic Crystal Glaze
Friend Die Cut: Crafter's Companion - Essentials Friends and Family
Glue: ZipDry
Foam Tape: Dollar Store


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, July 5, 2020

Ink Blending Fun

Good Morning! We survived last night's fireworks, Penny is the only pup who bothers and then she barks like she would if someone knocked on the door!

Today's post is showcasing my work for my next Altenew Educator Certification Course. The lesson's this time were Ink Blending Techniques and the tutor was Amy Lee - She did some wonderful work!

My first card demonstrates basic blending techniques:


I started with a 4.25x5.5in piece of Solar White Neenah 80lb cardstock and using my blending tool and Altenew's Ocean Waves ink I blended out from the center, fading the ink as I went by using less ink and pressure on the tool.
using Wings Of Hope stamp set I centered the sentiment and stamped it with Jet Black ink. The flowers and leaves are part of the same stamp set and I just inked these around the sentiment to balance the card. I used Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Frayed Leaf inks for this. I felt the flower needed something more so I added some white dots to center with a Posca paint pen.
Finally I adhered my design onto a card base that was the same dimensions.

My next card uses an embossing resist technique:


I started with a 4.25 x 5.5in piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. After I had used my anti-static powder across all of the card I stamped the Moroccan Mosaic background stamp with Versamark Watermark ink. adding Wow clear gloss embossing powder I heated it to activate the powder. I then blended Worn Lipstick Oxide ink over all of the card getting a smooth blend. I darkened the edges with Candied Apple Oxide ink. Once dried I then 'polished' the design to brighten the stamped section. This resists the ink showing the pattern.
For my topper I stamped The Sunflower Daisy stamp flower and leaves, die cut them and arranged using glue and foam tape to give dimension. The Sentiment is from Taylored Expression Simple Strips background and I die cut this and added it with foam tape across my flowers. Finally I added some clear droplets. I trimmed my card down to 4.5.5in and added it to a 4.25 x 5.5in base made from Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock.

My final card uses the faux watercoloring and Ink blending technique from Amy's 5th Lesson:


I loved doing this one, I haven't played much with watercoloring but this has given me the incentive to do more. I started with a piece of 4.25x5.5in Canson XL Watercolor Paper. Using the Paint a Flower Hydrangea stamp set, I followed the emboss resist technique from my last card but used white embossing powder. I then ink blended over this with Altenew Frayed Leaf, Warm Sunshine and Ocean Wave  dye ink. I tried to use a different ink color on each of the flowers and of course the green on the leaves. Then I sprayed the area with water and using a wet paint brush I added more ink just in the flowers and leaves. I left this to dry then again using ink like water color I added Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet and Mowed Lawn Distress ink to just the flowers and leaves. Once this dried the added ink colors made the flowers and leave pop from the paper:


Finally I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set and used a Spellbinder Frame die to decorate the edge of the cardstock. This was then adhered to a 4.25x5.5in card base.

I am learning 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.






Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Birthday America!!!!

Good afternoon - Hope everyone is celebrating safely today, we should all still be social distancing where we can and wear your mask!

My post today is to share a cutie from Sherry West Art - meet Fireworks Girl:


What I Did:
I started by resizing the image and printing her onto stamping card. She was colored with alcohol markers and I foiled her firework - this was a trial and error process. I 'colored' over part of the firework with an embossing ink pen then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This process was repeated 3 times so a thick layer of embossing. I then covered the area with blue foil and ran through my laminator 3 times. I left this to cool then repeated the process over different parts of the firework with red foil. The result was a bit thicker than I wanted but it worked! The laminator melts the embossing powder making the foil stick.
You can just see the shine this achieves here:


 For the rest of my card I matted a 5x7in card base with with red cardstock and then added a digital design paper. I used paper from same collection under my image and then matted my image and added with foam tape.

What I Used:
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Embossing Ink Pen: Versamarker
Embossing Powder: Wow Clear Gloss Powder
Foil: Minc Heidi Swapp Red and Blue 
White Card Base: Neenah Solar White 110lb
Red Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Digital Design Papers: Polkadoodles - 4th July Celebrations
Glue: ZipDry
Foam Tape: Dollar Store

Friday, July 3, 2020

Growing Friendship

Good afternoon! It's hot hot hot here, Holiday weekend and its going to be in mid 90s. I struggle in the heat so staying tucked up inside with cool air on suits me well.

We've had a shuffle around over at Stamper's Delights and as well as showing the gorgeous Kawaii images I now get the chance to play with the super cute Chibis ones too and today is the Chibis new release so I got to play with Chibi Friendship Grows:



What I Did:
I started by making my design paper, I used one of the images from the set, resized it and copied it multiple times so that I had a random flower pattern. I then printed this and colored the flowers. I resized the Chibi image and sentiment and printed these onto stamping card. She was then colored using alcohol markers, her boots are plain but they just needed to have a matching flowery pattern. I fussy cut her out and put to one side.
I made my 7x5in card base and matted this with pink cardstock and the flowery patterned paper. My sentiment was matted onto the same pink cardstock and both this and my image were arranged and adhered to the card using foam squares.
Lastly I added some yellow nuvo drops to the paper both for texture and to tie the yellow color from the flowers.

What I Used:
Digital Stamps for design paper, Image and Sentiment: Stamper's Delights - Chibi Friendship Grows
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
White Card Base: Core'Dinations Premium Heavyweight
Pink Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Nuvo drop: Tonic - English Mustard

Head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to purchase this super cute image set, Look at all you get:



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

I am Entering into the following Challenges:
                                               Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes
                                               Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
                                               Polkadoodles: Anything Goes

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




Thursday, July 2, 2020

CAS Boutique Cards

Good Morning! I'm having a lazy day today, the heat is just too much to get busy!

My post today is all about Clean and Simple Boutique Cards - the third course in my Altenew Educator Certification Program. I have made 3 cards that are all CAS:

My first card was from lesson one simple styling, I've covered this by doing a single rose in the center of my card and a very simple sentiment:


I used Altenew's Painted Rose stamp set, stamping the layers of the rose with Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart and Purple Wine inks from the Rose Petal Mini Cube Set. I stamped the leaves with Frayed Leaf and then loosely drew the outline of them with a Faber Castell Pitt pen. Lastly I used a sentiment from Altenew Heartfelt Sentiments and stamped it with jet black ink.

 For my next card I used lesson 2 - Stamped backgrounds:


For this card I used one of the stamps from Wild Fern Stamp Set and stamped it multiple times on my card in  Just Green Ink. I then mixed some watercolor marker ink with water and, using a paint brush, made splatters cover the card front.
The sentiment, again from the Wild fern Stamp Set, was stamped in versamark ink and I heat embossed this with white embossing powder onto a strip of black card. This was then adhered on to my card.

My last card was my favorite technique and one I wasn't aware of. I added foiling:


This is a great technique if you don't have alternate ways of foiling. I do have a foil press but can't use that with my stamps! 
I used Altenew's Dahlia Blossoms, picked one of the layers of both the smaller and large flower and stamped this in Buttercream Ink. Then came the magic. I used my antistatic bag across my card and stamped the outline of the flowers with Stayzon ink. I heat embossed this with clear embossing powder. I had to repeat this step 3 times to get a thick enough outline for the foil to stick to. Following the embossing I laid Minc foil over the images and sent it through a laminator which had been heating up for a while. Once my card had cooled I removed the foil sheet and was left with a gorgeous rose pink foiled outline on my dahlias.
I went on to stamp the leaves from the Dahlia stamp set and some more from Altenew's beautiful Day stamp set
As I loved the foiling so much I had to do more! I chose a sentiment die from my stash. I die cut this in both black and white. I covered the white version in Stayzon ink and dipped it into my embossing ink. Again I repeated this 2 more times then covered it with foil and ran it through my laminator and it worked! I adhered this to the black diecut, slightly offsetting it so I had a black shadow to my foiled sentiment. This was then glued to my card.

This was my favorite lesson from the whole Clean and Simple Boutique Card course and I will be using frequently!!

Thanks for checking out my post - I hope it gave you some inspiration and if you like what you see please leave me some love in the comment section

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Thank You medical Staff

Good afternoon! It's been a busy day but I've got 5 minutes to get to my computer and blog!

today's make is using the cute Brentwood Owl from Jessica Lynn Original, he's all dressed up for his rounds in the hospital:


What I Did:
Brentwood and his matching sentiment were resized and printed onto stamping card. I then cut him out using my Scan n Cut and colored him with alcohol markers.
I then matted an 8x8in card base with blue card stock. I then printed and cut the heart, arranged this onto my card.
Brentwood was the adhered using foam squares to give dimension. I matted the sentiment with red and blue cardstock and using foam squares assed this to the card.

What I Used:
Digital stamp and sentiment: Jessica Lynn Original - Brentwood Owl Dr. Thank You
Stamping Card: X-press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Card Base: Craft UK Card Blanks
Blue and Red Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Medical Heart: Iconspng
Foam Squares: from my stash
Blue: Zipdry

Jessica Lynn Originals have both digital and clear stamps, They have a fantastic range including a whole range of Brentwood - He sure has fun!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

All About Layering 2

Good evening! It's been a warm one today which doesn't help my pain but hey cool air in the house and a well stocked craft room helps me get by!

Tonight's post is to showcase the work I have done for the Altenew Educators Certification Program and is the 2nd class I have taken - All about Layering 2.

My first card uses the gorgeous Peony Bouquet stamp set. I love this set, It's an older one but the stamps layered together make some stunning flowers:


What I Did:
I started the card with white cardstock and using the palest of the ink collections I stamped the Peony outline and leaves in random positions.
Then using Nicole's technique of stamping, I stamped the 4 layers in the beautiful purple soft colors and layered the coordinating leaves.
As I don't own the dies for this set (yet!) I fussy cut the flower and leaves leaving a white edge.
I decided where the flower was going to be positioned on my background and then used the same ink as the flower outline to stamp my sentiment.
My background was then adhered to a 4/14 x 51/2 inch card base and my flower and leaves positioned with foam tape.

What I Used:
Stamps: Flowers: Altenew - Peony Bouquet
             Sentiment: Altenew - Dahlia Blossoms
Stamping Card: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Flower: Altenew - Sugar Plum Oval Set; Pale Mauve, Amethyst, Grape Agate & Plum
        Leaves: Altenew - Green Fields Mini Cubes; Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades & Evergreen
        Sentiment: Altenew - Plum Oval

My next card from this class uses the Big World stamp and die set. I bought this set as I feel it is great for masculine themed cards:


What I Did:
I again started with a piece of white stamping cardstock. I chose the 'adventure awaits' sentiment and using my MISTI for positioning I stamped it multiple times diagonally to give me a background.
I stamped the globe using Nicole's techniques - So much easier than trying to figure out positioning!
I then die cut the globe. I die cut the stand 3 times in white scratch card and once in matt silver mirror cardstock. these were stacked and glued together to give dimension.
I adhered a piece of black card to my background using foam tape. Then added my globe stand and globe (making sure I got it the right way up!) I then stamped my sentiment on white stamping card and adhered this across my globe.
My design was then glued to a top opening black card base.

What I Used:
Stamps: Altenew - Big World
Stamping Card: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Altenew - Green fields Mini Cubes Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades & Black; Ocean Waves & Misty Morning (background).

Thank you for stopping by and please let me know in the comments if you like what you see


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sparkles in the Craft Room

Good Morning! Summer has finally arrived - it's a little cooler here today so being outside is a bit more bearable.

Hey! It's Tuesday and what does that mean????? A new Digi Choosday challenge, head on over and join us!

My inspiration this week is using the Gorgeous Sparkle, the cutest Unicorn on the block! she has joined me in my craft room this week as a new sign:


What I Did:
 I resized and colored the image with alcohol markers, then matted Sparkle onto some pink cardstock. I then covered a piece of mount board with some digital patterned paper. Craft Room was cut from vinyl using my Cameo. Sparkle was positioned and adhered onto the board and I used transfer tape to add the lettering.

What I Used:
Digital Image: Polkadoodles - Crafting is the best bit of the Day - Sparkle Unicorn
Stamp Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic Markers
Pink Cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium
Mount Board: from my stash
Digital Design Paper: Polkadoodles: Pretty Sweet
Vinyl for wording: Joann's Fabric and Crafts
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!

If you love Sparkle as much as I do we have had a huge new release.  You can buy the complete collection of the new images or get them individually.

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 Color with Polkadoodles Facebook group

Thanks for stopping by, now go join the challenge!




Friday, June 12, 2020

Scribbled Flowers & Vintage Roses

Good afternoon! the weather is perfect here today, nice cool temperature with lots of sunshine!

Today's post is another one showcasing some of the work I am doing for the Altenew Educators Certification program. My first card is using the Scribbled Flowers stamp and matching die set as used in lesson 2:


I started this card by using a stencil on some stamping card for my background. I then stamped the flowers and leaves, using 2 layers for the larger flower and layering the centers in to the smaller flowers. These were then die cut ready to be arranged on my card.
My 41/4 x51/2in card base was matted with coordinating cardstock and the stenciled topper. I arranged my flowers and leaves then adhered them in multiple heights with foam tape. I stamped a couple of leaves in a darker shade of green directly onto the card.
The sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, was stamped in black ink and I added a few different sized clear enamel dots to finish the design

My Second card was from lesson 3 and I have used the Vintage Roses Stamp set:


I started this card with a blank 4 x 51/4in stamping card. I stamped a few sizes of the layered roses and leaves to design a background effect. I then matted this on to a black 41/4 x 5/1/2in card base. I stamped out my sentiment using black ink and then used my scan n cut to cut this out along with 3 more just using white card stock. These were then stacked together giving my dimension to my sentiment.
I finished the card with a scattering of iridescent gems.

What I used Scribbled flowers card:
Stamps: Altenew - Scribbled Flowers
Dies: Altenew - Scribbled Flowers
Stamping Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb
Ink for Stenciled background: Altenew- Leafy Forest
Ink for Flowers: Altenew - Shades of Purple: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet
Ink for Leaves: Altenew - green Fields: Forest Glades and Evergreen
Purple Cardstock: Core'dinations Premium Cardstock
White Cardstock for Base: Core'Dinations Premium Cardstock Heavy Weight
Clear Enamel Dots: Gina Marie Designs

What I Used for Vintage Roses:
Flower Stamps: Altenew - Vintage Roses
Sentiment Stamp: Concord and 9th - Every Day Bouquet
Ink for Flowers: Altenew - Cool Summer: Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Desert Night
Ink for Leaves: Altenew Green fields: Leafy Forest, Forest Glades and Evergreen
Ink for Sentiment: Altenew Jet Black
Card Base: Lynda Chapman's Black Cardstock
Gems: Studio Katia - Iridescent Snow Crystals

Thank you for stopping by, if you like what you see please let me know in the comments.


Monday, June 8, 2020

Altenew Vintage Flowers

Good afternoon, Hot and humid here but nice with the air on inside!
Around 6 weeks ago I was sent an email asking if I was interested in taking part in the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Of course I was interested I LOVE Altenew stamps and their inks are amazing. I sent in my application and was accepted 😊. Then came my craft room make over so I put the classes on hold for a couple of weeks 

Now I'm fully moved in I have started the first class which is All About Layering with the lovely Nicole Picadura. Of course this focuses on lessons for Altenew's layered stamps and gives some basic stamping techniques and demonstrates ways to line up the stamps. 

My first card uses the Vintage Flowers stamp set, the flowers have either 3-4 layers to them and do look so realistic when stamped:



I used a few techniques making this card. lining up the flowers, masking off the central flower to stamp the others making it look even more dimensional and using accent flowers to fill in my design. The sentiment was from another Altenew set but fit perfectly in the space left for it.

What I used:
Floral Stamps: Altenew Vintage Flowers
Stamping Card: Neenah Solar white 110lb

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like what you see and come back soon!





Sunday, June 7, 2020

Pretty in Pink

Good morning!!! Sun is shining but the world is sad! Lets shine more light on it with crafting the sentiment on my card today was so fitting for the current time!

My post today uses an image coming from the wonderful hands of Sherry West. Meet Starlight Star Bright Fairy:


What I Did:
I resized and printed her onto stamping card, of course she had to be colored in pink, I used alcohol markers and metallic gel pens. 
I Matted a 5x7in card base with lilac cardstock and some digital design paper. I matted and used a strip of the same paper collection but in lilac across the card. 
My image was matted with the same cardstock and added to the card.
The sentiment was printed this on stamping card and matted with the lilac cardstock before placing in on the bottom right of my card.
Finally I added some purple iridescent gems

What I Used: 
Digital Image: Sherry West Art - Starlight Star Bright Fairy
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Gel Pens: Gelli Roll
White Cardstock for base: Core'dinations Premium Heavy Weight
Lilac cardstock: Core'dinations Premium
Digital Design Paper: Polkadoodles
Sentiment: Polkadoodles
Gems: from my stash
Glue: ZipDry

The image is available from Sherry's Esty Store her images are currently only 99¢ and she has plenty of them to choose from.

Thanks for stopping by you can see my teamies inspiration over on our Facebook group.


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Scouting outdoors

Good afternoon! Where is this year going. We are already in the 6th month but it feels as though we have missed half of those!

As it's the first Saturday of the Month its time for Scrapper's Delights to have a new Kawaii release and wow is it a cute one this month.

                     

                     

Not only have they released the little characters but also a whole host of props to use with them.
My first card is using the Scout and images from both of the prop sets:


What I Did:
Scouts and Camping Props
I started by building my scene with the props and little girl scout including adding marshmallows for her to toast. I added the sentiment and once arranged I resized and printed on to stamping card.
I colored the scene with alcohol markers, As Mollie is a girl scout I had to color the image in the colors she currently wears. The clouds were made by using a stencil and distress ink.
I then matted a 5x7in card base with black cardstock and added my image. The scene is so busy that it didn't need any embellishing.


The next image is Cute As a Bug and wow is she cute:

What I Did:
Cute as A Bug
I resized the image, added the sentiment and printed her onto stamping card. She was colored with alcohol markers her dress is plain but I just had to add ladybug dots. The clouds were done the same as the camping scene just lighter!
My 5x7in card base was matted with black card and some digital design paper that has an adorable ladybug border.
I matted the image with the same black card and used foam tape to adhere her to the card.

What I Used:
Scout:
Digital Stamps: Stamper's Delights Scouts, Scout Props and Camping Props
Stamping Card: Xpress-It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Stencil: Picket Fence, Layers of Cloud
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass
White card for base: Core'Dinations Premium cardstock heavy weight
Black Card: Core'dinations
Glue: Zipdry

Cute As A Bug
Digital Stamps: Stamper's Delights Cute as a Bug
Stamping Card: X-press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Stencil: Picket Fence, Layers of Cloud
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass
White card for base: Core'Dinations Premium cardstock heavy weight
Black Card: Core'dinations
Digital Design Paper: Design Bundles
Glue: Zipdry
Foam Tape: Dollar Store

Head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this week’s full new release here's what they look like:




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





We also have a monthly challenge where you can enter any makes you do!

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




Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Blue Birthday

Good morning! we have had a great couple of weeks weather wise this past weekend was just the right temperature for me but now it's going to start getting hot!!!

It's Tuesday again so welcome to the next Digi Choosday Challenge, this week the design team's inspiration is blue birthday. I love the images on the Pretty Sweet CD and haven't used it for a while so I thought I'd revisit it - Meet Bella:


What I Did:
I used my graphics program to resize the uncolored version of Bella and printed it onto stamping card. I then colored her with alcohol markers.
The Gingham paper is also from the CD, as I wanted the pattern smaller I again used my graphics program to shrink it down and I printed it and a sentiment circle from the collection onto smooth cardstock.
I then matted my 5x7in card base with a coordinating blue card. I added the gingham design paper. My image was matted wit h the same blue card but with only 3 sides of it visible. I lined the top edge with my image as the swing goes off the card, this was then adhered to the card base.
I die cut a flower and matted my sentiment on to this This was then fixed to my card using foam squares. Finally I added some small enamel dots to coordinated with the pink in my image.

What I Used:
Digital Stamp: Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet CD Bella
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Digital Design Paper and sentiment: Polkadoodles Pretty Sweet CD
White Card Base: Core'dinations Premium Heavy Weight
Blue Card: Tonic Studios
Flower die cut: Crafter's Companion
Enamel dots: Gina Marie Designs
Foam Squares: Dollar Store
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!




Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tagging the Heroes

Good Morning! I am currently crafting in a very small space in our hall as my craftroom is having a refit. I am so excited for the final reveal!
It's Tuesday again and what does that mean? Digi Choosday if course!!! Its week 20 over at the challenge blog and this week we are celebrating our pandemic heroes. My card is using the Polkadoodles Winnie Heroes Collection which is currently free on the website:




What I did:
I used my graphics program and layered the pre-colored images and matching sentiments over some of the Polkadoodles' digital papers. These were then printed onto smooth card stock. As most of my equipment is packed away I used the old fashioned way to cut my tags. Using a ruler a set square and cutter! I hole punched the top of the tags and threaded coordinating bakers twine thorough the holes.
 I matted a 5x7in card base with green cardstock and another digital paper from the Polkadoodles' collection.
 My tags had foam tape added to the backs, the nurse and doctor were arranged at an angle on the sides of my card. I added another level of foam tape on my theatre guy to make him lift further off the card and he was placed in the center of the card.

What I Used:
Pre-Colored Digital Images and sentiments: Polkadoodles Winnie Heroes
Smooth White Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Green Cardstock: Tonic Studios
Glue: Zipdry
Foam Tape: Dollar Store

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 groupThanks for stopping by, now go join the challenge!


Monday, May 18, 2020

Mommy Oink!

Good morning from a bright sunny Michigan! It's still bright but the mornings are still cold!

Kit and Clowder are doing a giveaway event this week with one of Sherry West's gorgeous new images she drew for Mother's Day. Remember the super adorable Peppy Pig? well she's back with her little piglets, she comes with love hearts or without:


What I Did:
I resized the image and printed it on stamping card then colored with alcohol markers.
I matted a 7x5in card base with brown card and used some design paper that i felt fit with the picture to mat the card and added a smaller piece of paper from same pack as an accent detail. My image was matted with the brown card and added to the base. I then used some alpha-dies for my MOTHER letters in the same brown card and added these alongside the image in a scattered pattern.

What I Used:
Digital Stamp: Sherry West Art: Momma Pig and Piglets
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
White cardstock: Core'Dinations Premium heavy weight
Brown card: Core'Dinations
Design Paper: Lili of the Valley (retired)
Alpha dies: Unknown

Thanks for stopping by you can see my teamies inspiration over on our Facebook group and you can buy the digital stamp in Sherry's Etsy store


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

You Rock - Cave Woman and her pet!

Good Morning! It's bright and sunny here, we spent the weekend out in the yard, we built up a trampoline for Mollie, tidied up flower beds and just soaked up plenty of vitamin D.

It's Tuesday so that only means one thing...... Digi Choosday yes a new challenge from Polkadoodles, For this challenge I have done a dinosaur themed card for design team inspiration:


What I Did:
I resized the cute Walk the Dinosaur girl printed her on stamping card and colored her with alcohol markers. I then die cut the image into an oval and used another frame die to surround her, this was adhered this to the image with foam squares to give dimension.
I then used a 6x6in card base,  folded the top setion diagonally to make an twisted easel card.
The base of the easel was matted with green card. I then die cut claw marks in to  Polkadoodles digital papers and matted on to the base.
I cut and matted more green card and another paper from Polkadoodles onto the top part of the easel and adhered my image to this.
using the same frame die I made my easel stopper and die cut alphabet letters to spell ROAR! across this.

What I Used:
Digital Image: Polkadoodles: Sticks and Bones Walk the Dinosaur
Stamping Card: X-Press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
6x6in Card base: Tonic
Green cardstock: Core'Dinations
Digital Design papers for base: Polkadoodles: Sticks and Bones Textured Dinosaur Papers 4
Digital Design Papers for top: Polkadoodles: Sticks and Bones Textured Dinosaur Papers 5
Claw Die: Gina Marie Designs
Frame Die: Gina Marie Designs
Alpha Letter Dies: Spellbinders

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 Color with Polkadoodles Facebook group

Thanks for stopping by, now go join the challenge!


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Make a Splash

Good afternoon, hope that everyone is safe and healthy! We are still on a stay at home order and will be so until at least the 15th May. I have some exciting times coming though, more about that when it happens.

It is Kawaii new release day at Stamper's Delights and as always the images are so adorable:

                     

There are 2 sets the first one I used is Make a Splash, I have used it along side this month's Progressive Challenge images:


What I Did:
 I chose the fish bowl from the progressive images and added some plants from the same set. I then used the mermaids and crab from the Make a Splash new release, resized them so everything fit inside the bowl. Having .png files make's it so easy to build scenes like this. I printed this onto stamping card and colored with alcohol markers. I actually colored the images first then added translucent color over this for the water and glass of the bowl. I then added some white gel pen for to give a curved effect to the bowl.
I then chose 2 design papers that would give me a wallpaper and table effect and adhered then to a 5x7in card base.
I resized and printed one of the included sentiments and matted this onto some of the wood effect paper so it looked like a picture frame. a piece of bakers twine some foam dots and a brad hung it on the 'wall'.
I then used foam tape to adhere my fish bowl onto my 'table'.

The other Kawaii new release is You Are Mermazing:


What I Did:
This set comes with 2 cute little mermaids, stars and a cute jellyfish. I chose to use the little male mermaid and the stars. I placed him inside one star and one of the sentiments inside another. Both were colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut.
I then added some coordinating paper to a 5x7in card base. I  die cut a seashell border which I colored and added along the lower card. I adhered the big star to the card and used foam squares to add the sentiment star. I then added green iridescent gems as bubbles.
It's not clear on the photo but I also added glitter to the mermaid's tale.
  
What I used:
 Digital Images: Stamper's Delights: Kawaii Make a Splash, Kawaii You are Mermazing and Fish Bowl
Stamping Card: X-press It
Alcohol Markers: Copic
Card for bases: Core'Dinations Premium Card Stock, heavy weight.
Design Paper both cards: From my stash
Brad & Bakers Twine - From my stash
Green Gems: From my stash
Seashell Border Die: La La Land

Head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this week’s thrifty offers, here's what they look like:

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


We also have a monthly challenge where you can enter any makes you do!

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