Saturday, 15 October 2016

Saying Goodbye to Charley

We sadly had to have Charley put to sleep today we are so heart broken she has been with us since she was 6 weeks old so you can imagine having to say goodbye 21 years later is heartbreaking. Sweet dreams baby girl night night xx

Friday, 7 October 2016

Anything goes at Polkadoodles

Anything goes at polkadoodle

Hello my crafty friends no I haven’t got my days mixed it I know it’s Friday and not Tuesday but I have swapped sides yes I have jumped ship and joined Polkadoodles so you will now be getting my DT inspiration on a Friday. 

So for my first Polkadoodles DT make I have made a Christmas card  I have used papers and image from Twiggy and toots Christmas collection and work and play 5 festive Hollybobs and one that I made myself
The card is my usual 8x8”  card  I distressed and inked the papers from the festive hollybob collection and then made the brown paper with blue snowflakes using the glycerine  technique then while still damp I embossed with a snowflake folder then went over with my stormy sky distress ink once dried out.

The image I coloured with my lovely Pablo pencils (I looooove these pencils did I tell you that) masked the image and created the background, then cut out and distressed the edges.

As I had to make the card blank I added a length of ribbon to hide the seam and then die cut a snowflake to embellish the card. I finished the outside with a sentiment from the Twiggy and toots collection as soon as I saw it, it made me giggle and I have a couple of people I know that I could send it too(just have to decide who gets it lol) I decided to make the sentiment into a tag which was a freebie die from a magazine and added some jingle bells tied on with some christmassy red cord

For the insert I took another of the sentiments this time part of a chorus and added the image again to tie it all together using one of the inserts from the festive hollybob collection to match the paper on the front.
So there you have my first card for Polkadoodles DT I hope you will join us remember our challenges are now always anything goes so NO EXCUSES  we’d love to see you play along. Also please check out my teamies creations, I am so proud to part of this Design team (both DC and PD) all the girls are so, so talented.  

Here is a list of all the links you will need to find us so no excuses

Happy Crafting
Jacki XX

Monday, 3 October 2016

When is a cherry blossom not a cherry blossom?

when it's a Christmas Wreath.....

Hello I hope you have all had a great weekend it was a mad one for us here as Phil had all the new release Match Attax delivered and guess who had to help open boxes and packets and sort into teams yep me oh joy so not a lot of crafting to be had. But I do have a card that I managed to finish off today.
For those of you that are fans of Nikky Hall and Polkadoodles you will know she has just launched her own set of dies and I was one of the lucky DT members that were sent some to play with (oh boy new toys hehehe) I had decided on a card I wanted to make and had cut my die shapes out OH my god they cut like a dream I was a little nervous when I went to try them as I have the Cut n Boss die cutting machine and with some dies it can be a little temperamental but nothing to worry about they cut beautifully. I have added pics of the dies I used and links will be below for you.


And this is the card I made
The card is A5 and I added another smaller white piece which I printed the greeting onto and stuck down with 3D tape, then I cut a small piece of the brown/red card and placed on the front I cut 6 windows from the door die set and added these with 3d tape.  

Then I set to making the wreath I cut out a circle rim as my wreath base the cut out a few of the cherry blossom branches in green card and cut them down into smaller pieces gluing to the circle, I cut out the blossom in red and shaped with a ball tool then added glitter (well it is a Christmas card) I also used the small circle die from the door set to make some berries and added these. To finish off I added some little bells with some red cord and tah dah all done
I hope you like it and I hope I have shown how versatile these dies are YES YOU DO NEED THEM!!!!!…/…/
Also come on over and join us links below so no excuses