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 ❤️❤️❤️
 
 
 
 
 

Digi Choosday Challenge – Traditional Xmas

 

Morning, Tuesday already where does the time go??? Time to share my make for the current Digi Choosday Challenge, this week it’s Traditional Xmas. Now I’m sure you’ve all got something festive made so make sure to pop on over to Digi Choosday and share your Traditional Xmas make we’d love to see what you’ve been making, there’s a prize for the winner of the challenge and who doesn’t need more crafty goodies 🙂

So what have I made for this challenge, well I decided to make a Xmas wreath. Xmas wreaths are a traditional part of Xmas and this is made using what is essential paper chains, another staple of Xmas and who hasn’t as a child made a paper chain.

I used various papers from the Work & Play Festive Hollybobs collection, available as a digital download or on CD-Rom.

It’s an easy make, something you can get the children or grandchildren involved with. I used a glue gun but there’s no reason why wet glue cannot be used if children are making the wreath.

 

Digi Choosday Challenge, Polkadoodles, Work & Play Festive Hollybobs, Traditional Xmas

 

Digi Choosday Challenge, Polkadoodles, Work & Play Festive Hollybobs, Traditional Xmas

 

I started by cutting a large circle to create the base for the wreath. I used my largest circle die from Tattered Lace, the die is a little under 21cm across.

I then printed out various papers from the Work & Play Festive Hollybobs collection. I choose to print the papers double sided, you could leave the reverse unprinted but printing double sided meant I could alternate sides and cut down on the number of A4 sheets I needed to print out. I printed out 5 A4 sheets, double sided, to create the paper chains/loops of the wreath and the centre of the wreath, plus 1 single sided piece of the red polkadot paper.

I cut the papers into strips, I used 1″ x 5″ strips. I curled the strips before gluing the ends together, it makes the paper behave a little better when gluing the loop. Once all the strips are glued, I began attaching them to the circle base. Beginning on the outer edge of the base and working inwards, overlapping the second & third row of loops over the previous row.

I cut circles to form the centre decoration of the wreath, along with a rosette die, Tattered Lace, and a text die, Tonic Studios. Finally I added the ribbon to the back to create the loop for hanging the wreath and used 3D pearls to add the berries to the text.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your Traditional Xmas project, it could be anything a card, plaque, coaster, journal page, anything with a Traditonal Xmas theme.

I’d like to enter this make into the following challenges –

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #146

Not Just Cards Challenge #26

613 Avenue Create Challenge #152

Brown Sugar Challenge #174

Quirky Crafts Challenge #24