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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Door cutting Die Set - Polkadoodles Crafting

There has been lots of excitement in my craft room this week with the arrival of Nikky's lovely brand new dies
Today I am sharing with you a little Christmas card using the lovely
versatile collection

You actually get 4 dies in this set an absolute steal at £5.99
You can literally make so much from this set placing windows where you like, maybe you don't want windows , you could turn them into panels?
I knew in my head the type of door I wanted to create but as I was using the die cuts I could see so much more fun to had with these beauties!
Did you see my blog yesterday ? Where I used the Super Sprigs die?
(find my post here if you missed it)
Well I have used it again on my door card - more about that in a bit.
I matted up a 6x6 card blank with some lovely red card stock cut at 5.5 x 5.5 ( cutting the letterbox and handle in the same)  then using some white hopsack cardstock (new from Papermill Direct = Lush) 
I added some vellum for the windows
and using Memento Love Letter ink stamped the number and sentiment
As I wanted the door to open I place a tiny white pearl in the handle center
I added the fun little robin from Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun

Behind the door is a lovely tree from Frosted Winter Collection
And on the door front I have added a little wreath, which has been cut using the
cut onto lovely sparkly card
A few red festive berries using liquid pearls
How cute is that!
Thank you for looking
I would like to enter into
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - T is for Two - two die sets 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  - Christmas Die Cuts 
Double D Challenges  - Trees (Photo Inspiration)
Fab 'n' Funky -  Christmas
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything Goes
Create With TLC - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Super Sprigs - Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Wednesday If you saw my post yesterday you will have seen that I am playing with the lovely new dies from Polkadoodles
Today I am here to show you 
I actually can't belive the price of this die £3.49

I adore this die and I  know it will be used tons and in lots of different way
I decided on a little card 
I teamed it up with part of yesterdays die cut set that I showed
Bubbleicious take a looksie here if you missed it
I used the negative from the oval die in Bubbleicious to make my card front

This is a 5x5  white card blank , I then cut some lemon cardstock at 4.5 and a piece of white at 4.75
adhered them altogether leaving a little space where my sprigs would lay 
A liitle stamped sentiment stamped in Memento bamboo leaves
Added my sprigs and three little lemon pearls.

I was now left with the beautiful oval, so I decided on a matching tag
Adding the beautiful sprigs, again 3 tiny lemon pearls
Popped on a grommit and added a small piece of lemon ribbon

Thank you for looking
I would like to enter this into

Creates and Makes  - Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Ike's World - Tag, you're it 
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft -Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Bubbleicious Dies - Polkadoodles Crafting

Wowser was I in for a treat
Our lovely Nikky from Polkadoodles has just started a new range of dies
belive me when I say you really, really need to check them out
Yesterday my parcel came through from Nikky, to say I am excited is an understament
You will see lots more from me using the dies in the coming weeks 
so keep your eyes tightly peeled.
The first thing I noticed was the lush packaging on the dies simply elegant 
also if you look on the website there are ideas on how they could be used  a little differently
I love this!
(a cherryblossom die becomes seaweed, who would have thought eh?)
You can find the range of dies 
After stroking the packs of dies endlessly , I decided my first project would be a card using the Bubbleicious set - 5 dies in this set

Out came my big shot that is old and ancient , everything cutting through first time I could not belive!! I have a vast range of different dies that often need going through several times and even then the weeding takes normally takes forever, these were simply a gentle tap . I did use my metal shim

So there we are , my one card became 4 - Obviously I have made them using different coloured card/inks  but also changing where I placed the biggest die, endless possibilities.
To give you a good idea I used 6 x 6 card blanks
The oval die was adhered with foam pads
and I used distress Inks - 
Milled Lavender, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar & Tumbled Glass on flowers and leafs
Adding a little ribbon to two of the cards and finished with some little coloured pearls

For those that know me, know I am not a CAS person but I really wanted to show you the beauty of these dies
Ohhhh and before I go , here is a quick pic of my negative scraps , the flower cuts were far to pretty to bin , so a sprinkling of brusho's and a splash of water . I am sure it will become a feature on a future project!

Thank you for looking
I would like to enter into

Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Make My Monday - No Patterned Paper
Digi Choosday Challenge  - Anything  Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes Opional use a die
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Monday, 26 September 2016

Christmas Gift Box - Polkadoodles Crafting

What a fantastic New Collection
This time I am sharing with you a really lovely little box
I cut it on my portrait andd you can find the file right here at Sandra's
This was cut on Kraft card to give plenty of stability
How neat is this I love the way it all opens up

I will be sure to make plenty more of these
I popped a little festive candle in but you caould maybe add chocolates or cookies
 I used one of the lovely papers from the collection to decorate (so lush)

adding Mr and Mrs Gingerbread (ohhhh another idea to add mini gingerbread)

I decorated the top, layering up and finally added a matching ribbon, a snip of lace, a little shredded paper and a brad on the drawer
Thank you for looking
I would like to enter this into
Hiding in my craftroom - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas
My Time To Craft - Not a Card
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, 23 September 2016

Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Anything Goes*

Today I am sharing with you a lovely Christmas Ice Skate
I cut this out on my portrait using a lovely file from Sandra that you can find here
I decorated it up using the lovely new collection from Polkadoodles
Festive Christmas
How utterly adorable is the snowman he had to play a part! (or two)
I added in some feathers they seem to be playing a big part in my Christmas makes this year
I added some lace and tinsel and some twine for the laces into some little eyelets

Adding lots of pearls and some red liquid pearls and a few blingy silver flowers.
The paper, tag, snowman, holly, hearts , candycanes leaves and flowers are all from the collection 
What food do you get when you cross Frosty with a polar bear?
A "brrr" - "grrr"!

Thank you for looking
I would like to enter this into
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Twine
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Winter
Paper Minutes - With Hat
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Winter Fun
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Snowmen

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Happiness Box - Polkadoodles Crafting

Today I have made a little Happiness Box
I cut it on my portrait using the file from Sandra's that you can find here
It's called a happiness box as with the file you also get some fortune cookies
I have used mine as a little Christmas gift box
I decorated using the new collection
Festive Christmas
  layering up the stocking
and using some lovely sparkly festive berries
Lots of glitter , a few dew drops for the flower center 
Tied up with a little ribbon and some jingly bells
Thank you for looking

I would like to enter into
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
Simon Says - Gift It
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Make My Monday  - Autumn Colors
Ooh La La Creations -  Anything Goes
Come and Get It  - Lots of Layers
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes

Monday, 19 September 2016

Christmas shaped box- Polkadoodles Crafting

How cute is this little box
I cut it on my portrait

decorated with the new collection
Festive Christmas
added a little tinsel, and some pearls in the flower centers
Using some festive twine and adding a little jingly bell
I then sprayed all over with Spray & Sparkle
Perfect for some Christmas goodies
I would like to enter this into
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle
Come and Get it - Lots of Layers
ABC Challenge - P is for pearls
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas -Cute or Anything Christmas
Crafting-With-Friends -  Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Anything But A Square
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas