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Thursday, 10 October 2019

New Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I am popping in to share my DT card for the new Anything Goes challenge at Ally's Angels

I have coloured up 'Show Me The Way Tilda and masked her with 'Show Me the Way Sign' with distress re-inkers. 

The poinsettia's have been cut from a John Next door die and the branches are from a Sue Wilson die, both have been sprinkled with  Twinklets  to give them a lovely sparkly icy look.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat, Boots and Hat: Victorian Velvet
Sign: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

Ally has this fabulous cute prize for the winner of the challenge:



That's all from me today,

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Winnie Christmas Wishes - Brand New Polkadoodles Collection

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well and your week is off to a good start.

Today I am popping in to share another of the beautiful new clear Winnie stamps from the stunning Winnie Christmas Wishes release.

This fabulous set comprises of 6 clear stamps, paper packs, topper packs and lots more!! 

They are available from your favourite craft stores, but keep your eyes peeled as they will be shortly available in the Polkadoodles shop.

Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


I have gone right out of my comfort zone with the colours for this card. I was inspired by a picture I recently saw and loved it so gave it a go.

I love painting so have used distress re-inkers to colour the stamp. I blended two colours together on the umbrella to create a different effect. Listed below are the colours I used.

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Black Soot
Coat and Boots: Brushed Corduroy, Black Soot
Umbrella: Hickory Smoke, Brushed Corduroy
Snow People: Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Black Soot
Reindeer: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot

in love with AUTUMN 6 x 6" paper pack

The gorgeous mustard papers are from the 'In Love with Autumn' paper pad, it just goes to show how versatile they are.



I've sprinkled some Twinklets onto the beautiful Glorious border die to give it a lovely icy look.

Glorious Border craft cutting die



To create the banner, I've cut two of the Posydoodles tag dies, stamped the sentiment which comes with the stamp with a Versamark clear ink pad and sprinkled on some gold embossing powder and heat set it with a heat gun.


Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies

I hope you like my little bit of inspiration.

Happy crafting:)

Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday Challenge) - Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Christmas
Cute N Crafty Christmas Challenge - Christmas

Disclosure:
I am a member of several Design Teams, please note that all my ideas and views are my own. I participate in an affiliate program for Polkadoodles products which means that I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). I use this money to buy more crafting goodies. If you like any of the products I post, I would be be very grateful if you would support me through clicking the links below when you shop, just click on a picture below or any of the links above to be taken to the product.
Thank you😊

Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies Glorious Border craft cutting die  in love with AUTUMN 6 x 6" paper pack Winnie Winter Wishes - CLEAR POLYMER STAMP

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Creative Inspirations

The theme this month is Masculine or Halloween/Autumn.

This was a tough one for me as I don't tend to make Halloween cards and I don't enjoy making masculine cards.

Anyway I opted for masculine.

I have coloured up a Dreamerlands Crafts stamp called 'Let the Journey Begin' and coloured it with distress reinkers.

I cut the shape of the card with a Craft and You set of dies and used a Happy Birthday embossing folder to create the text. 

To create the colour, I rubbed on some silver, gold and bronze gilding wax.

The cogs were cut from a Robert Addams die and again I rubbed in some gilding wax and added a few pearl gems,

I love the set of keys at the bottom of the card they are a cut from a Leane Creatief set of dies.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Brown: Gathered Twigs
Black Soot

This month Crafty Ribbons are sponsoring our challenge and you could win a selection of the ribbons below.


 Crafty Ribbons

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Some Christmas Polkadoodles Inspiration

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a lovely week.

Today I am popping in to share an inspirational Christmas card for Polkadoodles.

This is one of the brand new delicious Christmas stamps, isn't it gorgeous? This stamp is available in your favourite crafts stores, but will be available in the Polkadoodles shop very soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

The links to the Polkadoodles products are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


I stamped the image with a Stazon Timber Brown ink pad onto water colour card and cut the square out with Posydoodles square die. 

The image has been coloured with distress re-inkers which is my favourite medium to use. Around the outside of the image I've sprinkled some pink frantage and also added in a little white.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Coat, Hat and Scarf: Victorian Velvet
Scarf, Hat and Boots: Weathered Wood
Tights: Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood
Snowman and Rabbit: Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick
Sledge: Hickory Smoke

Peeling Paint 6 x 6" paper packPosydoodles Basics - Squares dies

The beautiful papers are from the Peeling Paint paper pad which I've edged with white gesso.


I love these spruce dies, they cut so beautifully. I've sprinkled on some Twinklets to give them a lovely icy look.

To create the silver text, I used some silver embossing powder. The sentiment comes with the stamp and I've used some coorindating paper and again edged it with white gesso. The shape of it was cut from one of the tags from the Posydoodles Tags die.

Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies Holly & Spruce - Christmas/Winter Holiday Craft cutting die set


The pretty lacy poinsettia, has been cut in white card and once again covered in Twinklets.

Poinsettia Lace - Craft cutting die

I hope you like my card and are now inspired to make one of your own.

Happy Crafting😊

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede  - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Disclosure:
I am a member of several Design Teams, please note that all my ideas and views are my own. I participate in an affiliate program for Polkadoodles products which means that I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). I use this money to buy more crafting goodies. If you like any of the products I post, I would be be very grateful if you would support me through clicking the links below when you shop, just click on a picture below or any of the links above to be taken to the product.
Thank you😊

Frantage Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel by Stampendous Peeling Paint 6 x 6" paper pack Posydoodles Basics - Squares dies Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies Holly & Spruce - Christmas/Winter Holiday Craft cutting die set Poinsettia Lace - Craft cutting die Wonderful Time -  Winnie Winter Wishes - CLEAR POLYMER STAMP


Tuesday, 10 September 2019

New Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hello my lovelies,

I hope you are all well.

This evening a new 'Anything Goes' challenge begins at Ally's Angels.

For my card this month, I have made a shaker card. I chose to colour up Tilda with Hellebores and have coloured her with distress reinkers.

The pretty frame is a Sue Wilson die which I embossed with a polka dot embossing folder and I've added some iridescent sequins for the shaker element. The pretty border die above it is a Joy Crafts die.

All the embellishments are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Walnut Stain
Dress and Shoes: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Hellebore Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

Ally is offering the fabulous stamp and die set below to the lucky winner: 


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 6 September 2019

New Challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting

Good morning everyone,

WOW it's Friday already, this week has flown by, but Happy Friday to you all.

We have a new challenge beginning at Polkadoodles Crafting today. For all you lovely crafters, it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge, but the team were given the challenge of 'Thinking of You'.

I made another tent card, just in case you were getting bored with easel cards lol. 

I chose to colour up the very sweet 'Pocketfuls of Love' image which I have painted with distress reinkers (the colours I used are listed below the second pic). I love blue and brown together, I think they compliment each other well.  She is available as a black and white image or if colouring is not your thing or you just need to make a quick card then she is also available pre-coloured. 

The scrumptious papers are from a collection called Nikky Digital Stamp Download, you also receive a free image with this collection. 


Behind the image is a hidden tag. I printed the 'Thinking of You' sentiment  which is a freebie from the store and used a circle die to cut it out.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Hearts: Weathered Wood
Eyes: Stormy Sky
Tights: Weathered Wood, Antique Linen

Links to the materials I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

Nikky is offering some fab prizes to the winners of the challenge:
Winner: $10 gift voucher to spend in the download store.
and the
Top 3 chosen by the DT: All receive a free digi stamp voucher of their choice.

Don't forget you can use any products you want to enter the challenge, they don't have to be Polkadoodles products.

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Have a lovely crafty weekend.

Hugs
Gina xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge  - Button/and or a Bow
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Pearls and/or Gems
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes

Disclosure:
I am a member of several Design Teams, please note that all my ideas and views are my own. I participate in an affiliate program for Polkadoodles products which means that I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). I use this money to buy more crafting goodies. If you like any of the products I post, I would be be very grateful if you would support me through clicking the links below when you shop, just click on a picture below or any of the links above to be taken to the product.
Thank you😊

Pocketfuls of Love  Pocketfuls of Love - Pre-coloured Nikky Digital stamp download Thinking of You sentiment downloadable digital stamp

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Good morning everyone,

Well the summer holidays are over for me, I am back at school now boo hoo, although I can't complain as I did have a a lovely summer. 

Today we have a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and theme for this month is ....

Lace and Pearls

Well that's an easy one for me lol.

The Paper Shelter are sponsoring us this month and the DT were lucky to be given some images to play with.

I was given Autumn Enchantment and she was an absolute joy to colour up. I have coloured her with distress reinkers and sprinkled some shabby white frantage around the outside of the image. 

Behind the image I have placed some corrugated card which I also sprinkled with frantage.

All the lace, flowers ribbon and embellishments are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain,
Dress: Bundled Sage, Hickory Smoke
Shoes: Pumice Stone
Wings and Beads: Rusty Hinge, Black Soot
Leaves: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The winner of the challenge will win 3 images of their choice from the The Paper Shelter


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx