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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Let It Go…!

Can you guess the theme of today’s card?!  Frozen fever has taken over, my friends!!

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This card features the Snow Princess cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables, standing alongside her very own snow storm (or glittery shaker aperture, as it might also be known!).  The file from Miss Kate Cuttables was so easy to use; absolutely everything you see on the figure is included, except the Wink of Stella I couldn’t resist adding to the dress….

To make the snowflake aperture, I simply enlarged a snowflake and cut from a piece of white cardstock, which I then covered with a piece of acetate..  I then cut a slightly bigger snowflake shape from a piece of white craft foam, and attached it to the back of the white cardstock.  Next came the fun part – I added lots of pearly sequins and chunky, sparkly glitter and secured a metallic blue piece of cardstock over the aperture to stop the sparkles escaping 🙂

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The whole topper was mounted onto another metallic blue cardstock layer, which was adhered to the cardbase.  The snow princess took her place and the card was personalised for the birthday girl, using Bazzill Glitter cardstock and the Silhouette.

Hmmmmmm, I fancy a good sing-a-long now!!

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New Challenge At Crafting From The Heart

I’m back again to remind you that it’s new challenge day at Crafting From The Heart!  We’re excited to be sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and Sassy Design Studios, and as always, Anything Goes!

I used Melanie Boo Little Christmas Star by Lacy Sunshine for my card.  I can see the months slipping by without many Christmas cards being made, so thought I’d best get cracking!

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I’ve coloured the image with ProMarkers, added a touch of Glossy Accents and some Wink of Stella, and then mounted the image on a mat of red American Crafts cardstock.  The background papers are both from the 1st Edition Christmas Joy collection, which has been luring in my stash for a couple of years!

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Make sure you find time this week to pop over to Crafting From The Heart and take a peek at all the lovely projects my teamies have put together for you this week!

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New Challenge At Crafting At The Weekend

Well, that month flew by!!  Hard to believe that we were getting ready for a bank holiday weekend last time I posted for Crafting At The Weekend!  Today, the summer is definitely fading fast, the mornings are crisper and the evenings are starting to get dark much earlier.  And, as of this week, I’m home alone all day, now that my youngest is in school full time!  Why is it then, that I have less time to get inky, rather than more?!!

Anyway, on to this month’s card, which I only just about finished in time!!

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I forced myself to raid my stash for this card!  And then I went a step further and made myself open the gorgeous set of Tiddly Inks stamps that came free with Quick Cards magazine during the summer 🙂

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This is just one of the adorable little images; I have coloured Wryn with ProMarkers and some Stickles for the fluffy edging of her hat and dress.  All the papers are from my stash, the spotty one is from the Papermania Spots and Stripes collection, but I’m not sure about the others!

The sentiment is a clear stamp I picked up from one of the bargain bins in Hobbycraft!  I think I’ve had it lurking, unopened, for around 18 months……shame on me!!  It’s held in place by a plait of jute threads – I had great ideas for this piece of jute, but now I finally have a piece, I’m struggling to use it on my cards!!  So I figured that introducing it a little at a time might help me overcome my block 🙂

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Right, all that’s left for me to do is remind you that the Crafting At The Weekend challenge will be running for a month, the theme is Anything Goes and we have some great prizes from Ditzie Crafts and Aurella 27 up for grabs!!

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Spooky Polkadoodles!

It’s time for my next Polkadoodles post!  This time, I’d like to introduce you to a blood-thirsty little chap!!  This is Dracula; he’s available for you to download immediately in the Polkadoodles store.

For my project this week, I have made a gift bag – I thought that might come in more handy than a card!  I have coloured Dracula using ProMarkers as usual, although I haven’t actually used any black – I stuck to the Cool Greys to make up the shading as I find I prefer the results this way!  For the red areas, I have used Lipstick Red, Berry Red and Crimson, with a touch of Cool Grey 4 in the areas I wanted to darken a little more.

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The creepy tree is one of the fabulous pre-coloured images that you can also get from Polkadoodles – I have simply opened in Silhouette, resized it, then print and cut the image.  The sentiment is also a pre-coloured item – it was orginally part of a journal page, which I have cut out using the Silhouette software, and then used the print and cut function again.  These are just two of the gorgeous images included in the Witchie Witchie download bundle!!

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The cobwebs are my own handiwork….just a little doodling fun!

Head over to the Polkadoodles blog for some more Halloween inspiration!

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Easel Does it…!

Time for a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays, and this week we’re looking for your easel cards!!

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Our sponsor this week was Sami Stamps (excuse me, while I do my happy dance!).  I chose Dad’s Side Kick for my card as I couldn’t wait to pop this little fella on his own skyline!

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I toyed with the idea of getting all creative and trying a twisted easel card, but time was against me a little this week, so I played it safe and just made a straight easel card.  Looking at how my card turned out, I’m not sure it would have worked as a twisted easel anyway, so it’s all good!

I coloured Dad’s Side Kick in with ProMarkers, after printing and cutting the image on the Silhouette.  The background papers are both from White Fox Graphics on Etsy; I used the trace option in the Silhouette software to allow me to cut out the skyline so the cloudy sky could show through.

The sentiment was simply printed directly onto the card, and clear embossed.  I’ve popped it on some 3D tape to allow it to act as the stopper for the card too.  The contrasting green ribbon at the bottom is by American Crafts.

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Easel cards make a great change – both to make and to receive!  I used to be a little wary as I thought they would be complicated, but a quick Google search later proved me wrong!  Have a go, I bet you’ll be glad you did!

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