Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 50 – Anything Goes

 Morning everyone, thanks for stopping by, are you all prepared for the Christmas festivities??

It’s challenge time over on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

The challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ and  we’d love to see your makes over the blog, there’s a prize for the winner of the challenge.

For this weeks challenge, I’ve made a card using papers from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection and several Polkadoodles dies to create the wreath, Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set, Polkadoodles Flowers 1 die set & Polkadoodles Cherry Blossom Branch die set.

 
 
Polkadoodles, Die Cutting, Card Making, Paper Crafts, Christmas
 
Step by Step
 
1. Printed out two of the delicious papers from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection. Edged both pieces of paper with co-ordinating Memento inks and a blending tool. Matted the green paper onto the 8×8″ cream card blank and matted the gorgeous poinsettia paper on top.
 
2. Printed a sheet of green, red and a patterned paper, all from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection, to use for die cutting the elements for the wreath.
 
3. Printed a sheet of sentiments, also from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection. Used one of the tag sentiments and used a circle die to cut out the sentiment in the centre of the tag. Adhered the circle sentiment to the card blank.
 
4. Using a scrap of white card stock cut a circle frame for the base to attach my wreath die cut elements.
 
 5. Cut several leaves from the green paper using the leaves from the Polkadoodles Flowers 1 die set cut.
 
6. Cut the several small flowers from the red paper using the smallest flower from Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set.
 
7. Cut several of the leaves from both the red and patterned paper using the leaves from the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set.
 
8. Cut a branch from the red paper using the Polkadoodles Cherry Blossom die set.
 
9. Used co-ordinating Memento ink to ink around the edges of the die cuts.
 
10. Glued the large leaves to circle frame to create the body of the wreath, embellished the wreath with the flowers, small leaves and branch pieces. Added some flat back flowers gems to the flower centres and some flat back red gems for berries to the wreath.
 
11. Adhered the wreath to the card blank using Pinflair 3D glue gel. Embellished the corners with red flat back gems.
 
 
 
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– Includes CD-ROM and 2 clear stamp sets
 
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I’ll be entering the following challenges –
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ❤️❤️❤️
 
 
 
 
 

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 49 – Anything Goes

 Morning everyone, thanks for stopping by, I know how busy this time of the year can get!!!

It’s challenge time over on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

The challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ and  we’d love to see your makes over on the blog, there’s a prize for the winner of the challenge.

For this weeks challenge, I’ve made a mini wreath using the Polkadoodles Super Sprigs die, I also used the snowflakes from the  Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection stamp sets and the oval frame from the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set.

 

 

Step By Step

1. Cut two circles from white card stock, one to create the base for the wreath and the second to cover the ribbon attachment.

2. Cut 18 sprigs using the Polkadoodles Super Sprigs die from white card stock.

3. Coloured the large sprigs with a light blue Copic pen, left the smaller sprigs white.

4. Glued the larger light blue sprigs around the edge of the circle.

5. Glued the smaller white sprigs randomly between the larger light blue sprigs.

6. Cut the oval frame, using the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set, from white card stock.

7. Stamped the ‘Wishes’ sentiment, from a Clearly Besotted stamp set, in light blue Memento ink on the oval die cut.

8. Stamped the snowflakes, from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection, in light blue Memento ink on the oval die cut.

9. Used some wooden alphabet letters, pressed into a Versamark ink pad and heat embossed with a WOW silver glitter embossing powder.

10. Attached a blue ribbon for the hanging to the back of the wreath, using red super sticky DS tape.

11. Adhered the second circle to cover the ribbon attachment.

12. Adhered the oval to the centre of the wreath using Pinflair 3D glue gel.

13. Glued the ‘Xmas’ letters to the oval using dries clear glue.

14. Used 3D pearls in light blue on the wreath and added some clear glitter before the 3D pearls dried.

  

Polkadoodles Super Sprigs die

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Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die set

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Polkadoodles Festive Christmas Collection – CD-Rom and 2 clear stamp sets

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

A Vintage Journey – December Winter Magic

Craft For The Craic – December Christmas Anything But A Card

Crafting With Friends – #33 Anything Goes

 

Thanks for stopping and I hope we will see your makes over on the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge blog.

 

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 46 – Anything Goes

Morning everyone, hope your all well and your Christmas preparations are running smoothly.

It’s time for a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

The challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ and  we’d love to see your makes over the blog, there’s a prize for the winner of the challenge.

I decided to make an tag holder and set of tags using the stamps from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection.

 

 

  

 

Step by Step

1. Cut a large tag shape from Kraft card, stamped with various stamps from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection using Versafine inks.

2. Cut 10 tags, using a Heartfelt Creations die set, from Kraft card, stamped with various stamps from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection using Versafine inks.

3. Cut two strips of Kraft card to create the pockets to hold the little tags, stamped with various stamps from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection using Versafine inks.

4. Inked the edges of the large tags, the little tags and the pockets with Memento inks and a blending tool.

5. Adhered the pockets to the large tag using red liner super sticky double sided tape.

6. Added some string to the little tags.

7. Matted the large tag onto Kraft card, inked the edge with Memento ink and a blending tool.

8. Added the ribbon and flat back pearl to the large tag.

  

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Brown Sugar Challenges – #225 Anything Goes 

Crafting With Friends – #32 Anything Goes

Creative Fingers – #120 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 45 Anything Goes

Morning everyone, thanks for popping on over. 

It’s time for a new challenge at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

The challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ and  we’d love to see your makes over the blog, there’s a prize for the winner of the challenge.

I decided to make an origami star wall hanging using the gorgeous papers from Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection.

 

  

 

Step by Step

1. Choose 4 paper designs from Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection and printed out 4 each of the designs as 5″ squares.

2. Used tutorial from the web to create the 16 point origami modular star, it’s a simple fold using the 16 squares which you simply interlock/weave together.

3. Selected a sentiment and a couple of the paper designs to complete the centre of the star, from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection.

4. Cut the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die frame from the red paper, used a circle die to cut an aperture in the frame. Cut a circle frame from the bauble paper. Adhered the bauble circle frame to the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die frame.

5. Ran the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious frame through an snowflake embossing folder. Used gold gilding wax to highlight the embossing.

6. Cut a circle from cream stock and adhered to the back of the star. Adhered the Bubblecious frame to the front of the star. Adhered the bauble paper and sentiment to the centre of the star.

7. Embellished the frame with gold 3D liquid pearls.

8. Created a hanging loop at the back of the star, you can’t see because I wanted it to hang like a picture frame.

 

The origami star when constructed whilst it is reasonable secure, it can come apart because there is no glue involved but the trickiest part is ensuring the centre is circular because it will shift. The use of the frame “locked” the star firmly and I used a circle die cut of a similar size to the centre of the star to make sure it was a circular before glueing.

 

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting With An Attitude – #21 ATG

Crafty Girls Creations – #29 ATG

Little Miss Muffet – #150 ATG

 

Thanks for stopping by 💕

 

 

Bob bob bobbing along

Morning, another Xmas make today to share.

When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbing along ……… 

Does anyone else remember that song!!! There’s quite a few versions and its been covered by a few of my favs Bing Cosby, Dean Martin and the wonderful Doris Day 🙂

 

 

Step by Step

1. Created a masterboard on A4 white card stock. Used Dylusions paints and a brayer to apply colour.

2. Trimmed master board size, used a square die to cut out the piece for the focal point. Used the remained as the frame for the matting and layering.

3. Used black Archival ink to stamp the “25”, from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas stamp sets, to create the frame, I’d stamped the “25” onto scrap paper earlier to establish the size of card need for the focal point. Stamped the robin, text and snowflakes, also from the Polkadoodles Festive Christmas stamp sets, with the black Archival ink. Embellished the background with faux stitching using a black Sakura Micron pen.

4. Stamped the robin on white card stock and coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils. Fussy cut out and adhered to the background.

5. Matted and layered the focal point and frame onto black card stock. Adhered to the 8×8″ card blank.

6. Embellished the card blank with faux stitching using a black Sakura Micron pen.

 

You can purchase the fabulous Festive Christmas bundle here, it includes 2 stamp sets and the digital collection full of delicious papers, embellishments, digi images and soooo much more.

 

 

I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Girls Creations – #27 ATG

Little Miss Muffet – #148 ATG

 

Thanks for stopping by 💋