Sunday, 16 August 2015

18th Birthday

I was asked to make a card for a friends niece as she is turning 18 later this month. I wasn't given anything to go on about what she likes or doesn't so had to second guess what would be suitable so of course I turned to my trusty Polkadoodles digi's.

This digi is called Serenity Princess and I've coloured her with a mixture of Copic and Graph'it pens, the backing paper is from the Serenity collection and I used a sheet of glitter card to die cut the panel and I used the bits out of the panel for the diamonds on the edges. I stamped and die cut the flower and with a bit of the glitter card that was left over to cut a couple of swirls.

I am entering this into the following challenges
A Gem of A Challenge - One for the girls
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Celebrations

This is what I've used

Friday, 14 August 2015

Use Something New with Polkadoodles

Good morning to you all, it's Friday and time for a new challenge over at Polkadoodles.  This week we have the theme of Use Something New, so if you're anything like me then you won't have a problem as we are always buying things aren't we even if it's only a bit of ribbon or lace or a new stamp, I think you get the idea.

For my project I decided to combine my Cameo with the fabulous new cd/download from Polkadoodles - Twiggy and Toots Festive Fun.  There is so much in this collection we are really spoilt for choice but I decided to leave Twiggy and Toots in the tree and I've used one of the digi's because I was really taken with him and he's perfect for an unfussy boys card, this is a perfect image for just a bit of glitter which I used on his nose so it's all red and sparkly.

I used the Cameo to cut out the card blank and the pretty paper, I did take another picture showing how the card stands when opened but it was a bit blurred so I'll try to get another done for you.

I'm entering this into the following challenges




Friday, 7 August 2015

More than one fold with Polkadoodles

Good morning to you my lovely blogging friends, we have a fab challenge of more than one fold, going on over at Polkadoodles and I'm here with my make as a bit of inspiration for you.

Recently I went over to Summer Crafting and did the workshop, one of the makes was something I haven't done for years and I thought it would be good to either remind you of this style of card or even give you an idea if you haven't seen it before.
For this card I printed a couple of backing papers from the Octavia Collection but if you were being really frugal you could just use one card and print both sides, the card is folded into four, and one side of the short fold cut into the middle.  I was going to take pictures as I did this just in case you wanted to see it step by step but I can always do that again if anyone wants me to.
The picture above is the card complete with tags but I have taken a couple more so you can have a proper look.
This picture shows the card without the tags in and as you can see where the card is folded it makes little pockets. I've added some lace and a couple of extra embellishments so it looks quite pretty.

This is a picture of the two tags I've put into the card, the digi is Octavia Moonfly Wistful and is also available on it's own if you can't quite stretch to the full collection.  I used my Graph'it Markers to colour her then I went around the edge of both the tags with a pale blue then added some glitter.

I am entering this into the following challenges;
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
In the Pink - Anything goes in Pink!
Doodle Pantry - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes