Friday, 16 June 2017

Fabulous Friday - Polka Dots

Yay - it's Friday.

Polka dots eh!  That's our Design Team theme for our latest Polkadoodles Challenge.  They are all Anything Goes now but you can join in with the theme if you like.

We are also introducing a Friday Freebie - so why not go check out the Challenge blog!

My little bit of inspiration uses the fabulush Lavender Tea Collection.


Everything in this creation is from the collection.


For the inside using the same layers as the front.


Even the flowers.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all the flowers and layers.


I love the colour palette in this collection and the pleased with how the flowers turned out.  All the edges have been inked and the sentiment panel popped on to some foam tape.


I used a past sketch (2017) from Mojo Monday - did you know that she is closing down :-(  Always good to have for when your mojo disappears - will be sorry to see them finish.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Creative Knockouts - Challenge #198: Anything Goes (closes 21 June)

Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #163: Anything Goes (closes 18 June)

Creative Fingers Challenges - Challenge #132: Anything Goes (closes 23 June)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Fabulous Friday - Sunshine Yellows

Hello everyone.  Happy Friday.

Finally the summer has arrived - the weather has been fabulous the last few days and quite appropriate that this weeks theme is Sunshine Yellows.

Here is my little bit of inspiration for our Anything Goes challenges at Polkadoodles.

I have used the wonderful Dollie Daydream Goes East collection for all the papers and the quote.


I have also used the wonderful Polkadoodles Dies, Flower Flourish Die, Elegant Flourish Die, Flower 2 Die and the Super Sprigs Die on my creation.


For the inside I layered up layers in Silhouette Design Studio so that it is one complete flat piece :-)


All the edges of all the layers have been inked over.


The centre quote has been layered on some foam tape to add some depth.


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Mojo Monday (the last sketch) 500 (closes 18 June)

Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #162: Anything Goes (closes 11 June)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #59: Anything Goes (closes 16 June)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Fabulous Friday - Lot's of Papers :-)

Hello out there my blogging buddies.  How has your week been?

I am trying to get my crafting head back on, but in order to do that I have decided to have a major sort out in my craft room.  That means binning, purging and re-organising :-)

I am giving myself two weeks to get it all done!  We have a garage sale weekend coming up, so we are having a good sort out of the girls games cupboards and their bedrooms too :-)  Guess we are all in on it :-)

Anyways, Polkadoodles challenges are now Always Anything Goes - so why not come along and enter x

For my little bit of Friday inspiration I have used the classic Rose Budd Collection for all the papers.


I have used the Mojo Monday sketch to create my layers, but I have added an oval using the beautiful Elegant Nesting Dies (the larger of the set of 3) for my sentiment panel to sit on.


For the inside I have used the same papers as the front and then added a message panel using the middle size of the Nesting Dies.


The flowers are made using the wonderful Flowers 2 Die, inking the edges and adding some pearl dots to the centres.


For the leafy elements I have used the Flower Flourish Die and the Elegant Flourish Die, again a little ink was added to the edges.


I love making up these little flowers.  I also placed some foam tape under the oval sections to add some more depth to the card.

I am entering this in the following challenges.

Mojo Monday 497 (closes 21 May)

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Challenge #329: Anything Goes (closes 23 May)

Creative Moments - Challenge #118: Anything Goes (closes 29 May)

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Challenge : Pastel Colours (closes 22 May)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Fabulous Friday - Lot's of Dies

Happy Friday everyone.

The weather here is so interchangeable at the moment, raining one minute, sunny the next, we even had snow (yep I said snow!!!) earlier in the week - thank goodness it didn't come to anything though.

Anyway, onto today's post.  Polkadoodles challenges are now always Anything Goes - so why not come along and enter.

For my card today, I have used the wonderful Lavender Tea collection for my papers.  I love the subtle colour palette in this collection.


For the centre panels, I have used the beautiful Elegant Nesting Dies - it comes in a set of 3 and I love the edging of these.


For the inside, I used the same papers as the front and added a little stamping on the centre panel.

For the flowers and leaves elements, I have used several Polkadoodles Dies - for the flowers the the Flowers 2 Die was used.  The leafy elements were added using the Elegant Flourish Die and Flower Flourish Die.


All the layers, flowers etc have been inked and the centre panels raised using foam tape.  I added some pearl dots to the centre of the flowers.  A little more stamping to the centre panel for my sentiment.


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Challenge #328: Anything Goes (closes 16 May)

Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge#316: Mothers Day/Feminine (closes 14 May)

Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #158: Anything Goes (closes 14 May)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Fabulous Friday - more Helga Hippo

Happy Friday everyone.

Guess what?!  My daughter Shannon comes home from college tomorrow, for the summer!!  Whoop Whoop!  So looking forward to having her home for a little while. She has been doing her 2nd Semester exams this week and her last one is today!  Love her and so proud of her.

Anyways, did you know that Polkadoodles challenges are now Always Anything Goes?!  Yep they are, so if you create something then why not come along and enter our challenges.

I have used the delightful Helga Hippo collection and one of the pre-coloured Design sheets for my card today.


Isn't she adorable!  I have used Design Sheet 2-06 from the full bundle, but this is also available as Duo Download #9 - so two Design sheets to print and cut and make cards, if you don't want to purchase the whole collection.


For the inside, I have used a couple of the papers from the bundle and then used the middle sized die from the Set of 3 Elegant Nesting Dies.


All the edges of all the layers have been inked up, to make them pop some of the elements have been layered with foam tape.  This is another 4" by 4" card to add to a set of 6.


I couldn't resist adding a Flower Flourish using the Polkadoodles die, to compliment the flower.


Now it's over to you!

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Challenge #202: April Showers (closes 26 Apr)

Crafting When We Can - Challenge #142: One for the Girls (closes 29 Apr)

Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #155: Anything Goes (closes 23 Apr)

Deep Ocean Challenges - Challenge #153: Spring (closes 1 May)

Creative Moments - Challenge #116: Anything Goes/Spring has Sprung (closes 1 May)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Fabulous Friday - Flowers and Butterflies

Firstly - Happy Easter everyone.  I hope you all have a most wonderful long weekend.

Our challenges at Polkadoodles are now always Anything Goes, so why not come along and enter.

I have used the gorgeous Belle Papillon Collection to create my circle easel card today.


All the flowers, butterflies and layers are from this collection and all edges of all the layers have been inked.



I designed the card and used all the elements in Silhouette Design Studio and just printed and cut away :-)


I have also added some flourishes behind the centre flower, using the Polkadoodles Flower Flourish Die.


Once again, have a wonderful Easter weekend.

I am entering this card in the following challenges..

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Challenge: Flowers (closes 17 Apr)

Crafting by Designs - Challenge: Girls or Flowers (closes 18 Apr)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Challenge #324: Anything Goes (closes 18 Apr)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Fabulous Friday - Is it Spring yet?!

Happy Friday everyone!  The answer to the title question - Nope!  Not here in Canada anyways :-)

We are struggling to get Spring going, with temperatures warming up one day, then bitter cold the next!

Polkadoodles Challenges are now Always Anything Goes, so why not come along and enter.

Thinking of Spring always makes me think of wonderful pastel colours and pretty flowers.  For my card this week I have used the adorable Helga Hippo collection and one of the Design Sheets from this.


I added some depth to the card by placing some elements on foam tape. This Design sheet can also be purchase as a set of 2 to download, Helga Hippo Design Sheet 3 Duo Download.


For the inside of the card, I added a message panel and cut using the Polkadoodles Elegant Nesting Dies, the middle size.  My card is just 4" by 4" as I am making set of them to go in a gift box :-)


The small bottom flower, flower on her head and the teeny tiny butterfly have had some Glossy Accents added.


All the edges of all the layers have been inked.  I love using the pre-coloured elements and with the Design sheets you have everything you need to make a delightful card.


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #151: Always Anything Goes (closes 26 Mar)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #321: Anything Goes (closes 28 Mar)

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #151: Flowers Everywhere (closes 3 Apr)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Fabulous Friday - Good Luck Vet :-)

Hi there everyone.

Oh I have had a lovely few days.  I went on a road trip last Sunday to go and see my, eldest daughter, Shannon in college. It's a 6 hour drive, but very scenic and I loved seeing Shannon.  I came back late on Thursday, although my original day was meant to be Wednesday.  There was a snow storm back home - so too dangerous on the roads.  Ah well, more Mother/Daughter time :-)

Polkadoodles challenges are now always Anything Goes, so why not come along and enter.

Shannon is just finishing her first year in college to be a Veterinary Technician and that is the reason for this card this week.  I wanted to wish her good luck with her Second Semester exams.

I couldn't resist using the vet from the wonderful Work & Play 12 collection.  You can also get this as a Mini Vet/Dog Groomer/Cat Groomer Bundle or just as the single design sheet too :-)


I love all the little paw prints and elements you get in this Design Sheet, as well as the great sentiments! 


I use one extra paper, which I printed from the Mini Bundle, to put behind the other bits and pieces.  I love making a Z fold card, and don't make them often enough :-)


For the inside message panel, I printed another paper from the Mini Bundle and then used the largest of the Polkadoodles Elegant Nesting Dies.  And added some of the left over embellishments from the Design Sheet.


Added a little dimension, to the front, with some foam tape under some of the embellishments and main image.  All the edges of all the layers have been inked too.


Shannon loved the card, as this has been her dream since she was 8 years old - another 2 years of college and she'll be out in the big wide world :-)

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #406: Ladies and Girls (closes 17 March)

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Challenge: Any Shape (closes 20 March)

Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #150: Always Anything Goes (closes 19 March)

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I will be around to catch up with you all this weekend!

Happy crafting.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Fabulous Friday - Helga Hippo Gift Box

Well hello there!  Happy Friday everyone :-)

All Polkadoodles challenges are now Anything Goes so why not come along and enter.

My make for this week is a card gift box, using this tutorial on my blog HERE.

I have used the delightful Polkadoodles Helga Hippo collection, and one of the wonderful Design Sheets from the collection and some of the fabulous papers to cover the box.


I inked all the edges of all the layers and added a little bow to the umbrella.


I have added a little depth to the front by popping the embellishments on some foam tape.


All these elements on the card and the stopper are in Design Sheet 2-02 in the collection, or you can also buy it as part of the Duo of Design Sheets #7.


I am in the process of making six 4" by 4" cards and envelopes to go inside the gift box.

I would like to enter this gift box in the following challenges.

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Challenge #317: Anything Goes (closes 28 Feb)

Crafting by Designs - Challenge: It's Almost Spring (closes 28 Feb)

Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #147: Anything Goes (closes 26 Feb)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Fabulous Friday - Queen of Hearts

It's Friday - yay!

Hope you are all having a great day and looking forward to the weekend.

Our challenges over at Polkadoodles are now, always, Anything Goes.  So why not pop along and enter you could win $10 to spend in the Polkadoodles download store.

I have used the wonderful Winnie in Wonderland Collection for my hubby's Valentines card. Couldn't resist adding the Eat Me sentiment :-)


All the pieces for this card can be found on Design Sheet 7 in the collection.  You can buy just the Design Sheet on it's own too :-)


For the bottom layer of the front and the inside of the card, I pulled out two papers from the collection that had already been printed from another project.  I couldn't resist using the fabulous Polkadoodles Elegant Nesting die (this is the middle size of three in the set).  And two hearts left over from the Design sheet.


As always, all the edges of all the layers have been inked. 


I add some foam tape to some of the layers to add a little dimension to the card.


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Challenge #316: Anything Goes (closes 21 Feb)

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Challenge #133: Anything Goes + Red for Valentines (closes 26 Feb)

Creative Moments - Challenge #111: Anything Goes, optional Love is in the Air (closes 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

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