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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
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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
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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!

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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
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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
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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

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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

Sunday 18 September 2016

Star Hanger - Polkadoodles Crafting

I am just adoring making Christmas Crafts this year
This wonderful new collection is an absolute must have

This time I have made a star hanger
It was cut on my portrait
and you can find the file at Sandra's right here ( I shop here loads if your a follower you probably would of realised that - I love all of her files)
Now this one came as a star card but since we were trying to steer away from the card route I made it into a hanging star using a slice of matching ribbon
I decorated using the wonderful new collection 
that paper is lush!
Don't ask me why I added feathers, but they were pretty and white and they seemed to work
** Scatty tip for you - Do not use feathers when its boiling hot and you have your fan going**
I finished of using liquid pearls
Thanks for looking
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A it More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Paper Creators Crafts - Christmas
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Things with wings and trim/ribbon
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Film - The Snowman
Such a wonderful Christmas film
Craft Rocket - Mainly Blue
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl  - Use an image
Dragonfly Journey - Feathers
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - More than one fold (2)

Saturday 17 September 2016

Gingerbread Men treat box- Polkadoodles Crafting

Our lovely Nikky from Polkadoodles has done it again
The DT have so enjoyed playing with this new  collection and making samples
 I had tons of fun making this Ginger Bread treat box tote
I cut it out on my portrait using Kraft card so it was nice and sturdy
It has a little box inside to hold a gift.
I decorated it using the wonderful new collection
and added some splashes of wink of stella for some added glitter
I used some festive ribbon for the curtains and used the same to tie the top

Thank you for stopping by 
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Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - No Patterened Papers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Wings and Ribbon/Trim
Thats Crafty - Christmas in September
Julia Spiri Challenge - Boxes
Paper Creator - Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything Goes

Friday 16 September 2016

Snowman Lantern - Polkadoodles Crafting

Oh I absolutly adored making this lantern
I've literally fallen in love with the cute little snowman
Cut on my portrait but this is such an easy file you could very easily cut by hand if you have not got a cutting machine
You can shop for the lovely lantern here
Now I have made mine with a box in the middle but you can easily make without attaching to send flat pack

I cut the lantern in Kraft card and used the new collection to decorate
Festive Christmas
using vellum on the windows
I used lots of layered up flowers
and to finish off
A few snowballs
and a little battery candle
Thanks for looking 
I would like to enter this into
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - For The Home
Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes
Snowflake Promise - Christmas/Winter
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz  - Anything but a Square

Dream Valley Challenge - No squares allowed
World Wide Open Challenge - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Anything Goes - Polkadoodle Crafting

Happy Friday Everyone!
Here today for 
*Anything Goes*
Using one of my favourite ever collections
 Winnie Starfish and Sandcastles 
I have made a little (large) gift shop , stocked full of lovely seaside tat treasures. The Brick paper is from 
Work & Play 2 
and the wooden paper is from the
Distressed Wood paper collection

The team followed the theme of *Oh I do like to be beside the sea side * We don't live that far from the seaside so when our Granddaughter comes to stay we often visit and although she loves the sea and playing on the sand we often leave Grandad with his ice cream and hit the shops and we buy all sorts of rubbish that we will never use haha but her utter most favourite is shells we have spent a good few hours this year hunting the shops for shells and we have brought some beautys!

The shop was cut on my portrait using one of Sandra's lovely files that you can find here
Once I got going I found it pretty easy to put together
The table also from Sandra's that I altered slightly to fit can be found here

Once inside you find shop keeper Winnie selling an array of seaside treasures
Downstairs curtains were a snip of lace with some very thin nautical coloured ribbon and upstairs lace again with some stripey ribbon
So if your in need of sun glasses , sun cream maybe a camera or a beach ball or bag be sure to stop by Little Miss Crabbypants Boutique

To construct the hangers on the wall to hold clothing etc I simply used straws
My bucket to hold the umbrella's etc was a mouthwash lid
and several satsumas were consumed for the orange netting

Thank you for stopping by 
Why are gulls named seagulls?  
If they were by the bay, they'd be bagels!
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The Craft Barn - All aound the house - Straws, Mouthwash lid, Satsuma Netting
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Just keep on Creating - Anything Goes
The Crafty addicts - Anything Goes/Fun

Friday 9 September 2016

Home For Christmas

What an absolutly stunning set arrived this month with my Simply Cards & Papercraft.
I adore Christmas and couldn't wait to play
How spoilt were we, embossing folder , stamps and dies!!
To start I used a white A5 centre- stepper card blank.
 I covered it in a Christmas red paper leaving a slight border of white showing through.
I die cut the door three times, once in red , twice in white. I wanted the door to stand off the page so used sticky foam tabs to adhere and cut the panels from the red door and adhered with glue

Using Memento ink lady bug I stamped the number, knocker , letterbox and sentiment.
I stamped the lights with Memento black ink and coloured using watercolour paints.
The wreath was again die cut twice to give some depth 
The holly leaves were die cut and watercoloured . Once dried I added some ruby red liquid pearls.
I stamped the pots (twice )using Memento gray fog and the plants with Memento bamboo leaf adding again liquid pearls and adhered with foam tabs.
The bows were stamped using lady bug and bamboo leaf dabbed over with glossy accents for shine.
I had tons of fun making this card
And can see a fair few of these being made
Thank you for looking
I would like to enter this into
Craft Rocket - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Shaped Cards
Crafty Creations - Use a number
Simon says Stamp - Stamp It
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - More than one fold
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Watercolour
Penny Black and More - Stamped Sentiment
Alphabet Challenge - N for Numbers
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Friday 2 September 2016

Anything Goes - Graph'It Markers

Happy Friday 

This week over at 

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*****You can use any type of colouring medium*****
 new stockist for Graph'It, so you can now purchase your markers from 

This week we have a fabby dabby doo sponsor Lemon Shortbread

I used the lovely image from our sponsor this fortnight called Kimono Sakura - You can find her in the store right here....
How pretty is she!

I have also used some little flower stamps and fan stamp which were great fun and I thought fitted well
The colours used are:
Skin 4101 4120 4155 4180
Greys 9106 - 9101
Reds 3180 5245 5220 5210
White Graph'It Marker

I would like to enter this into
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Flat and Square
Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Shady Designs - Celtic Whispers

Happy Sunday Introducing the Shady Designs Celtic Whispers Collection. All elements have been designed to work together but also as individu...