Happy Days!

I grew up watching the Fonz and Happy Days, so it was no surprise that I couldn’t resist the Papermania Happy Days Collection…especially as it was reduced!!

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The papers on this card are all from the stack, with a little added Kraft for contrast.  I printed the sentiment banner directly onto the Kraft and skewed the banner slightly to avoid looking like I’d tried to cross out the cars behind it!

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And that was pretty much that!!  As you can see, this card is headed to France for a birthday, so I’d better hop off down to the Post Office pronto!!

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Home Sweet Home

We have new neighbours moving into the house opposite today, so I thought I’d take the chance to make them a card and try out a new technique.

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I’ve kept the card very simple, mainly because I have a huge pile of stuff I should be getting on with!  The house and heart shapes were cut on the Silhouette, and simply inlaid  – I’ve seen several cards like this recently and love the simple, crisp and clean lines!

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That’s about it from me today – wonder how long I’ll manage to avoid the ironing for today….!!

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Manly 21st Birthday Card!

Our new challenge starts today over at Crafting At The Weekend!  As usual, our theme is Anything Goes, and we’re lucky to be sponsored by Faery Ink and Crafty Sentiments.

My card for this challenge focussed once more on clearing our my stash!!   21st spots and stripes

The striped and spotty papers are from a pack of origami paper that I couldn’t resist buying from Tiger (I may have also “accidentally” bought a couple of other colour ways too….!).  I like the combination of kraft and navy for a male card – as it felt a little too dark, I added a coupe of touches of cream to break it up.  The 21 was cut on the Silhouette, using a store file, and the sentiment was printed directly onto the cream card stock.

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Why don’t you head over to Crafting At The Weekend now to see what else the DT have to share with you today?
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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!!
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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!!
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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.

barmaid box card above

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!!

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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!

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