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Monday, 6 April 2020

Pretty Square Tent Card Coloured with Distres Reinkers and Zig Pens

Morning everyone,

I hope you are well and had a restful weekend and are coping with this very challenging situation we are all in.

To hopefully brighten your day, I'm back to share some more Polkadoodles inspiration.

For my card this time I have made a tent design.  I have used another gorgeous stamp from the Darling Buds collection and she is called 'Primrose'.

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 stamped her with a stazon timber brown ink pad onto a piece of Artistico extra white watercolour paper. The sentiment and the flowers are included with the Primrose stamp.

To create the frame, I die cut two different size square frames, cutting the dies and paper together, this way you can be sure of an exact fit and placed some large foam pads on the back to give it some height.

Before gluing the frame in place, I placed some lace behind it, and added some glue to the foam pads to give me some wiggle time.


To create the polka dots on the dress, I dotted on some pebeo drawing gum, waited a short while to let it dry before starting colouring. IUt can be rubbed off once you have finished colouring.

I have mainly coloured her with distress reinkers, but have added a touch of zig pens to the flowers.

To finish off the scene, I sprinkled on some shabby white frantage around the outside of the image and heat set it from underneath with my heat gun and added a few pearls to the centre of the flowers.

DI list of colours:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain,
Dress: Victorian Velvet
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Pink (Zig), Scattered Straw, Lemon Yellow (Zig), Yellow (Zig)
Leaves, Bundled Sage

Primrose Darling Bud - Clear Polymer stamp set
The pretty pink polka dot paper is from the Blushing Blooms paper pad. There are 25 sheets, 3 of each design.

 Blushing Blooms Paper Pad

The gorgeous sprigs have been cut twice in green card and placed them underneath the flowers.




 Super Sprigs Die

For the inside of the card, I have used another piece of the pink polka dot paper, and the left over square from the centre of the frame from the front of the card and I have cut the beautiful Squarey Wirly Heart die, stamping the sentiment in the middle.

The sentiment is from the Spring Wishes stamp set.

Squarey Swirly Hearts die  Spring Wishes Stamp

I hope you like my little piece of inspiration.

Take care and look after yourselves.

Happy crafting:)

Hugs
Gina xx
  Oval Trellis Die   Squarey Swirly Hearts die
 Blushing Blooms Paper Pad  Super Sprigs Die  Spring Wishes Stamp Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel by Stampendous

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Brand New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. So here we are the 1st April already. I hope you are all doing O.K.

We have a brand new challenge beginning at Creative Inspirations today and the theme is.....

April Showers and Flowers
Quite simply we would like to see your creations featuring flowers this month! There is also an optional theme of including 'April Showers which you are welcome to play along with too.

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

This pretty lady is called Little Flower Lady and I have coloured her distress reinkers and added a touch of zig pens.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress and Bow: Bundles Sage
Hat: Victorian Velvet
Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs
Basket of Flowers: Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet, Lemon Yellow (Zig), Pink (Zig)
Grass: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

The flowers and leaves are from my stash. I've added a couple of dew drops to the leaves to give the appearance of water droplets.

The butterflies are cut from a Joy Crafts die.

The lace, pearls and ribbon are from my crafty stash.

The prize from the Paper Shelter this month is:

THREE images of the winners choice

 The Paper Shelter

 The Paper Shelter

That's all from me today.

Take care and stay safe.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx


Monday, 30 March 2020

Pretty Easel Card

Morning everyone,

I hope you are well and looking after yourselves in this difficult time. How are you all coping with the lockdown?

School is closed for the foreseeable future, but I am working from home. I am now experiencing what it is like to be lonely, even though hubby is at home,  I am missing my work colleagues, especially the laughs and banter we have. During my lunch break I am out walking and enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine last week, whilst maintaining the social distancing rules.

Anyway hopefully this card will bring you some cheer as it is time for me to share some Polkadoodles inspiration.

This time I have coloured up one of the wonderful clear stamps, which I must say stamps beautifully. She is also available as a digis. 

If you click on any of the pictures below, it will take you directly to the product.

This gorgeous lady is called Hyacinth and I have coloured her with distress reinkers.

Hyacinth Darling Bud - Clear Polymer stamp set
The papers are from a gorgeous paper pad called Adalene

 Adalene Paper Pad

I fussy cut Hyacinth and mounted her with foam pads onto the oval trellis die and WOW one cut on my die cutting machine and all the bits literally fell out, I didn't have to use my pricking tool once. 


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress: Seedless Preserves, Black Soot
Balls: Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord
Shoes: Worn Lipstick
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick


The pretty flower has been cut from the Flower Flourish set of dies. There are three different sizes in the set to choose from. I have cut the base in coordinating paper and the flourish die in white card.


In the picture above you can see another of the die cut flowers and the gorgeous sprigs which are so pretty.

 Flower Flourish Die SetOval Trellis Die
 Super Sprigs Die


That's it from me today.

Take care and stay safe.

Hugs
Gina xx

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 when you shop, just click on one of the pictures to be taken to the product.
Thank you😊


Sunday, 15 March 2020

Make A Beautiful Mother's Day Card

Morning everyone,

Happy Sunday, I hope you are having a relaxing weekend and are able to have some relaxing crafty time.

Today I am popping in to share some Polkadoodles inspiration.

As Mother's day is approaching here in the U.K., I have coloured up Winnie Just for You. 

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


Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime - Just For You

I have mostly coloured her with distress reinkers and added a touch of zig watercolour pens here and there.


DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dress, Bow (Hair) and Shoes: Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves 
Foliage: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters
Bow: Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot
Envelope: Antique Linen, Picked Raspberry

The papers I have used for this card come from the Little Miss Sugarpops Plain Kit 1 and 2 digi collection

24 Distress ink swatched printable papers - Lil Miss Sugarpops Kit 1...Craft printable download digital stamps/digi scrap kit

I have cut the beautiful delicate border die and placed it down the left side. I cut it twice, once in white card and the second time in co-ordinating paper to give it some dimension, finishing it off with some pearls gems.


 

 Glorious Border craft cutting die

On the left hand side I placed the beautiful Delicate Daisy border die. I cut it twice once in white card and the second time in coordinating paper to give some dimension and added a few pearl gems tot he centres of the daisies. Along the right hand  side I have cut the gorgeous glorious border die in white card.

I printed out the sentiment from the Winnie Celebrations Kit 1 and cut it with the banner die which comes with the set of tag dies.

 Winnie Kit Celbrations Sentiments Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies

That's it from me today.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy crafting:)

Hugs
Gina xx

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😊

24 Distress ink swatched printable papers - Lil Miss Sugarpops Kit 1...Craft printable download digital stamps/digi scrap kit  Delicate Daisy Border Die  Delicate Border Die  Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime - Just For You   Winnie Kit Celbrations Sentiments Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hi everyone,

I hope your week is off to a good start!

Today we begin a new challenge at Ally's Angels and as always the theme is ....

Anything Goes

As spring is not far away now, I trawled through my stamp collection and coloured up a couple of old Maggies called Tilda Loves Tulips and masked her with Tulip Wheelbarrow.

I have coloured her with a mixture of distress reinkers and zig watercolour pens.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Dress and Boots: Weathered Wood
Apron: Hickory Smoke
Wheelbarrow: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Tulips: Milled Lavender, Lilac (Zig), Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry
Leaves, Stems and Grass: Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss

I have used a mixture of  dies: Joy Craft, Robert Addams and Fantasy.

The lace, flowers, ribbon, pearl string and trim and embellishments are from my crafty stash.

The lucky winner will win




That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Hexagon Shaped Card - New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Morning everyone,

Here we are middle of the week already, I hope you are all having a good one.

Today I am sharing my latest card for the new challenge at Creative Inspirations.

Our theme for this month is .....

Pretty Pastels

I've dug out a fairly old stamp by Whimsy called Dolly, I still love her she is so cute and a dream to colour.  I have coloured her with a mixture of distress reinkers and zig water colour pens.

I cut a hexagon die for the shape for the card (sorry I can't remember the make).

Peeking out of the top is a large paper doily. The dies are a mixture of Joy Crafts and Scrapman.

To finish the card off I added a couple of silver metal corners which I painted white.

The flowers, lace, pearl string, pearl roses and ribbon are from my crafty stash.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Coat and Dress: Victorian Velvet, Weathered Wood
Flowers: Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters and Lilac Zig Pen


This months prize is from Crafty Ribbons and the prize is a selection of these gorgeous seam binding ribbons in pastel shades.


Crafty Ribbons


That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take Care.

Hugs
Gina xx



Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Winnie Hooray Beautiful Easel Card

Morning everyone,

I hope you are all well.

It's time for me to share some more Polkadoodles inspiration.

This time I have coloured a beautiful Winnie called 'Hooray', she is one of my favourtie digis and comes as a black and white or pre-coloured image.

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


Winnie Celebrations 1...Hooray hands up digi stamp printable download  Hooray! COLOUR digi stamp printable download - Winnie Celebrations 1

I have coloured her with distress reinkers. Before colouring her I applied some dots of Pebeo drawing gum to create the spots on her top and sprinkled on some frantage around the outside of the image.

 Shabby White Frantage

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot
Top and Shoes: Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Trousers: Hickory Smoke

The papers are a mixture from the Peeling Paint paper pad and Winnie White Christmas (papers 4) digi collection. It just show show versatile these Christmas papers are that you can use them all year round.

Peeling Paint 6 x 6" paper pack Printable Papers 4 - Winnie White Christmas digi downloads


The Elegant frame is so pretty, cuts beautifully and comes as a set of three.


 Elegant Set of three dies

I hope you like my card and feel inspired to make your own.

Happy crafting:)

Hugs
Gina xx

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😊

Winnie Celebrations 1...Hooray hands up digi stamp printable download Hooray! COLOUR digi stamp printable download - Winnie Celebrations 1 Peeling Paint 6 x 6" paper pack Printable Papers 4 - Winnie White Christmas digi downloads  Elegant Set of three dies Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel by Stampendous