Christmas Hollibobs With Polkadoodles

Time for my next Polkadoodles post!!  This fortnight, I have a little Christmas card to share with you, using Santa by Polkadoodles, available now as an instant download!

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After printing and cutting the image with the Silhouette, I coloured this little chap using ProMarkers.  When I started colouring last year, I remember being so intimidated bold colours like  the red I used for this image – 12 months on and I’m quite chuffed with the end result!

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polkadoodles 21 oct 14 fullThe sentiment and patterned papers are all from the Festive Hollibobs collection, so they co-ordinate with each other really well.  The holly uses a cutfile from the Silhouette store – I simply dragged one of the gorgeous papers into the Silhouette software to fill the shapes, before cutting and printing.  I love the way the paper resizes to fill the shape you have  added it to – in this case, the berries are filled with the same paper as the spotty background and the leaves are filled with the same paper in a different colourway, but as the pattern has resized automatically, the colours appear deeper.  So versatile!!

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Head over to the Polkadoodles DigiWorld store now to have a peek at all the gorgeous Christmas images you could get you pens on instantly!!

Spooky Sentimental Sundays!

It’s time for our spooky new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays!  We’re so lucky to be sponsored by Drawn With Character this week and our theme is “Too Cute To Spook”.

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I used this adorable little ghostie to make a Halloween tag to attach to a bag of treats for Halloween.

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The image was coloured with ProMarkers, with excessive Stickles on the sentiment!!  The papers for the tag are both from Polkadoodles – I love the variety of papers included in the collection, and, being digital papers, they’re sooo versatile as well (and they don’t take up space in the cupboard!!).  Happy Halloween everyone!!

Barmaid Box Card

A month or so ago, I posted a pub in a box card, featuring a hunky barman, mixing some drinks!  Well, today I have a variation on the theme to share with you – today, there’s an attractive barmaid pulling pints!!

I was asked to replicate the barman card, with a busty barmaid instead, for a friend’s uncle who will be turning 50 later this month.  After having a look around, I discovered Nancy Brew by The Stamping Chef – she was perfect for the job!!

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I coloured her with ProMarkers, building shadows by layering the colours.  As my friend’s uncle is Irish, I thought it might be nice to stick to emerald for the barmaid’s uniform, with lovely red hair!!  The main box card was cut by the Silhouette; I welded Nancy’s outline to the centre layer and cut the shape from cardstock, and stuck the coloured image over the top.  All of the barmats were created and personalised in the Silhouette software.  The edges of the mats were distressed with various colours of Distress Ink.

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As before, the tasteful pub wallpaper was from a freebie file from the StarSunflower Studio – available in several colourways, but the brown and cream just screamed pub to me!!


New Challenge At Crafting From The Heart

This week’s challenge at Crafting From The Heart put me a little out of my comfort zone, if I’m honest!! I am not a big fan of Halloween and all things spooky, but I hope you like what I came up with!

We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles and Angie’s Digi Images and, as usual, our theme is Anything Goes!

So here’s my project:

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Looks pretty boring, doesn’t it??!!  Have a look at a couple more photos…

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I decided to make a small pyramid treat box, using a file from the Silhouette Store, then popped my image, Reptile Eye available from Delicious Doodles, on the inside to spook!  The base of the pyramid is just 6cm square, so they’re the perfect size to be handed out as little party favours at any Halloween get-together!  I’m planning on filling mine with some little chocolate eyeballs that I spotted in the supermarket last week :)

Don’t forget to pop over to Crafting From The Heart to see what the rest of the team have put together for you!

Mouse Memories

Today’s card is for a lucky lady who has been working at Disney for the past year!  To celebrate her 21st birthday, I was asked to create a Disney-inspired card, and this is what I came up with!

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The elements of the card are all from the Mouse Memories cut file available from Miss Kate Cuttables.  These were all cut from cardstock or glitter card using the Silhouette and then mounted on several coloured mats.  Some of the individual elements were also popped up on 3D pads to create depth in the card.

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Rugby Player Birthday Card

Today’s card features a cute rugby player digital stamp from Polkadoodles!  Nikky’s Work and Play collection features many little characters dressed for work or play including nursing, racing driver and footballer.

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This card was made specially for a little boy who plays rugby in his spare time – and I have to admit, I haven’t seen many other rugby player images on my travels!  These images are available for instant download in the Polkadoodles store, or you can buy the whole collection on a CD (the rugby player is on Work and Play 6).

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I’ve coloured the image with ProMarkers as usual (see below for a full list).  The image was printed and cut on the Silhouette, allowing me to pop him up on 3D pads, amongst the layers of grass.  The background was created with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a cloud shaped mask.  The rugby posts in the background were just cut on the Silhouette to help add depth to the image.

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Pop over to the Polkadoodle Digiworld Store now to grab yourself a little rugby player, or a checkout girl, or ballerina or doctor….the list is endless (…well, nearly endless, anyway!).

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Bling, Bling!

It’s time for a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays!  The theme this week is sure to catch your eye – we’re asking you to Bling It Up!  We have a fabulous new sponsor for this challenge too, Ppinkydolls!

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I haven’t used one of the Ppinkydolls images before, but I am really pleased with the end result!  Although I’m not 100% happy with the way the butterfly wings came out, I was so pleased with the skin and hair that there was no way I was starting again!!  Hubby even asked if it was a pre-coloured image, so it can’t be that bad!!

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The image was coloured with ProMarkers and mounted on an easel card.  To bling it up, I coated the butterfly’s wings in Wink of Stella and a little Stickles.  I also added some Liquid Pearls to the middles of the scallops and to the detail of the butterfly’s wings.  The stopper for the easel card is an old button, dipped in blue micro glitter; it really sparkles!!

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Head over to Sentimental Sundays to take a peek at the other DT projects!  And why not show us how you’ve blinged up a card or two this week – just don’t forget the sentiment!

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Glitter n Sparkle – Things Beginning With B – Butterfly