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Monday, 25 May 2020

Create an Easel Card using Prismacolor Pencils and Dies

Hi everyone,

Happy Bank Holiday Monday. It is forecast to be another beautiful day here in the south of the U.K, I hope it is wherever you are. 

Today I am sharing another Polkadoodles card to hopefully inspire you.

This week I have stamped up the very elegant Primrose stamp from the Darling Buds collection (she is also available as a black and white digis), but this time I have coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, I haven't coloured with pencils for years, so you will have to excuse my colouring.




I stamped her onto kraft card, sorry I don't know the make of it, but it was a little dark when it came to colouring the skin, I think I would prefer a lighter shade of kraft. I personally don't think the skin turned out very well. I didn't use any solvent to blend the colours, I used the burnishing techique which involes layering different shades of coloured pencils. To begin with I lightly covered the area with the lightestest colour pencils and then started adding the darker colours to add more depth, but each time I would go back over with the lightest shade over the top.

Colour list:
Skin: 945, 947, 948, 1080
Hair: 947, 1085,1094
Dress: 901, 903, 919,1027, 1103
Flowers: 993, 994, 1018
Leaves: 912, 989, 1091

To finish off, I sprinkled on some shabby white frantage around the outside of the image.

Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel by Stampendous

The papers I used are from the Eden Jane Plain Paper 1 and Eden Jane Paper 3 digis collection.

 

To create the pretty trellis on each side of the card, I die cut the oval trellis die onto brown card, just once and cut it in half. I dipped it into my clear versamark stamp pad, sprinkled it with shabby pink frantage and heat set it with my heat gun.



Oval Trellis Die Frantage Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel by Stampendous


I die cut the leaves using the super sprigs die and left over scraps from the blue paper, and tucked them under the flowers.



That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care and stay safe.

Hugs
Gina xx









Sunday, 10 May 2020

New Anything Goes Challenge at Ally's Angels

Hi everyone,

I hope you have had a good extended weekend.

We have a new challenge begining this evening at Ally's Angels. The theme as always is ......

Anything Goes

I have created another criss cross card, my new favourite style. For the image, I have used one of my old Maggies called Tilda with Heart Rice and I've coloured her with distress reinkers.

Where possible, I have added links to the materials I have used. Just click on the picture of the product to take you directly to it.

Colour list:

Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
Dungarees: Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Blouse: Seedless Preserves
Shoes: Stormy Sky
Flowers: Seedless Preserves, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

For the sentiment, I cut out a smaller panel and die cut two tabs, glued them onto the top, strung some ribbon through and added some pearl gems. I cut out two different sized circular dies and mounted the smaller of the two onto the largest. The sentiment is from a Polkadoodles set of stamps. The stand has been cut from Joy Crafts die.


 Spring Wishes Clear Stamp Set Posydoodles Basics - Circles dies

Ally is offering the following gorgeous prize to the winner of this challenge:




That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy crafting:)

Hugs
Gina xx

Friday, 8 May 2020

Pretty Birthday Card coloured with Distress Reinkers and Zig Watercolour Pens

Hi everyone,

Happy VE day, the weather is going to be glorious today, so I hope you have a good day despite of everything.

Today I am sharing another card using a gorgeous Polkadoodles image called Winnie Surprise Gift from the Winnie Celebrations Kit 2 collection. She is available as a black and white or pre-coloured digis if you are short of time or colouring isn't your thing. She is also available as a stamp.

This time I have made a shaped tent card and added oodles of pretty embellishments and dies.

Links the products I have used are below each picture of my card, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


  Winnie Surprise Gift - Black and White Digis  Winnie Surprise Gift - coloured Winnie Clear Stamp - Surprise Gift

I printed Winnie onto some Artistico water colour paper and cut the circle out with a Posydoodle Basic Circle die. She has been coloured  mainly with distress reinkers, but I used zig pens for the grey in her hair.

Colour list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: 091 Light Grey (Zig), 095 Dark Grey (Zig), Black Soot, Seedless Preserves
Dress and Flower: Seedless Preserves. Black Soot
Shoes: Hickory Smoke, Seedles Preserves
Present: Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Weathered Wood (Bow)

Posydoodles Basics - Circles dies

The papers I have used on this card are from the Adalene paper pack, they are very shabby chic and lush.

 Adalene Paper Pack


Peeping out of the top of my card is the very beautiful Heart Flourish die which I have tucked underneath the image. Once cut all the bits just literally fell out of the die.



 Heart Flourish Die

Here I cut out two of the banner dies from the Posydoodles Tag set of dies using scraps left over from the Avalene papers and stamped on two of the sentiments from the fabulous Super Sentiments set of clear stamps and tucked them underneath the flowers.

Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies Super Sentiments - clear Polymer stamp set

For the inside of my card, I cut one of the smaller Posydoodles circle dies and and printed out a Happy birthday sentiment from the Winnie Celebrations Kit 1 download. I  added some pretty lace and pearl string to coordinate with the front of the card.



 Winnie Celebrations Kit 1  Posydoodles Basics - Circles dies

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

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😊

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Feminie Card for the New Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the new challenge at Creative Inspirations. The challenge theme for this month is......

Fabulously Femine 
it's all about creating something for a female.

  For my card I have coloured up one of the new beautiful Winnie digis as Polkadoodles are one of our new sponsors sponsoring us this year. I have taken  this opportunity to use lots of the gorgeous Polkadoodles products. 

The gorgeous cutie is from the beautiful new Winnie Sunshine Delights collection and is called 'Busy'. She is available as a black and white or pre-coloured image.

Links the products I have used are below each picture of my card, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


Sunshine Delight Busy - Winnie Sunshine Delights digi scrap printable download Sunshine Delight Busy (COLOUR) - Winnie Sunshine Delights digi scrap printable download


I have coloured Winnie mainly with distress reinkers, but for the the grey in her hair, I have used Zig watercolour pens.

Colour list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Light Grey (091 Zig), Dary gray (095 Zig, Spun Sugar (distress reinker)
Dress and Bow, Bow : Victorian Velvet
Bags: Iced Spruce, Victorian Velvet
Boots: Hickory Smoke

I printed Winnie onto Artistico extra white watercolour paper and cut the square out with on the Posydoodles Basics Square dies before colouring her. Once coloured I cut the Squarely Swirly hearts die in white card and glued on the square die.

 Squarely Swirly Heart DiePosydoodles Basics - Squares dies

The papers are from the Little Miss Sugar Pops Plain collection of digis papers:

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

Peeping out of the top of the card is a hidden tag, which pulls out. To create the tag I cut one of the Posydoodle Tags from the basics set of tags, and stamped the sentiment using three of the stamps from the Super Sentiments set of clear stamps.I painted chipboard piece with white gesso and glued it to the top of the tag finishing it off with a whit pear flat back gem.



Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies Super Sentiments - clear Polymer stamp set


The pretty heart has been cut using the Heart Flourish die, which I have cut in white card.

 
 Heart Flourish Die 
To create the flower, I cut the two smallest of the very pretty Flower Flourish dies with the scraps left over from the pink paper and some white card for the top layer. The tag is again one of the dies from the Posydoodles Basics Tags set and I stamped the sentiment again using two of the stamps from the Super Sentiments stamp set.



 Flower Flourish Die Set

This month's prize is from our second brand new sponsor this year! POLKADOODLES are offering the winner a 
$10 GIFT VOUCHER! 
(exc bundles & collections)

 Polkadoodles

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Hugs
Gina xx

Monday, 27 April 2020

A Criss Cross Card with Helga Hippo Flower Girl and Pretty Dies

Good morning,

I hope you all had a good weekend. The weather here in the south of the U.K. has been absolutely gorgeous for the past couple of weeks, I have done so much in the garden and just seeing the sun shining cheers me up.

Anyway on with the task in hand. I am popping in to share some more Polkadoodles inspiration with you. Over the Easter holidays, I had a bit more time to play and made a criss cross card, which I really enjoyed making, in fact I got a bit carried away and have made a few now.

Links the products I have used are below each picture of my card, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.


I have coloured up the very cute Helga Hippo Flower Girl, she is such a delight to colour. The grey skin tones were coloured with Zig Water colour pens and the dress, hat and flowers with distress reinkers. The speckles around the outside of the image is shabby white frantage which has been heated from underneath with a heat gun. Although the white is not in stock at the moment, the shabby pink would look amazing on this card.



I printed Helga onto Artistico extra white water colour paper and cut the square shape with one of the Posydoodles square dies before colouring her.

Colour list:
Skin: 902 (Natural Grey), 096 (Mid Grey), 091 (Light Grey) (Zigs)
Cheeks: Worn Lipstick (distress reinker)
Dress and Hat: Bundled Sage (distress reinker)
Bow and Flowers: 200 (Almond Pink (Zig), Victorian Velvet (distress reinker)
Leaves: Froest Moss, Shbby Shutters (distress reinkers)

 Helga Hippo Flower Girl  Posydoodles Basics - Squares dies  Shabby Pink Embossing Powder

I used papers from two paper pads for this card. The pink paper is from Timesless Rose and the green from Blushing Blooms.

Timeless Rose - 6 x 6" Paper Pack  Blushing Blooms Paper Pad

The flower flourish dies are absolutely beautiful and come in a set of three different sizes. I have also added some of the gorgrous sprigs cut from the Super Sprigs die.



Flower Flourish die set Super Sprigs Die


I have just got my hands on the Super Sentiments stamp set, you can do so many things with this brilliant set. I have cut out two of the banner dies from the Posydoodles Tag set and stamped two of the sentiments onto each banner.


 Super Sentiments Stamp Set Posydoodles Basics - Tags dies

For the removable insert, I cut out the Squarely Swirly Hearts die and printed the sentiment from Winnie Celebrations Kit 1 download.


Squarey Swirly Hearts die Winnie Celebrations 1 sentiments - digi scrap kit download digital stamps

That's all from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

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😊