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.
– Includes CD-ROM and 2 clear stamp sets
I’ll be entering the following challenges –
Thanks for stopping, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ❤️❤️❤️

Digi Choosday – Week 38 – Anything Goes


Morning, it’s Tuesday and the start of a new challenge at Digi Choosday

The theme is – Anything Goes.

I’ve made a little Xmas gift box for this weeks challenge, using the new release from Polkadoodles Festive Christmas available on CD-ROM.



Step by Step

1. Choose papers & a tag from Polkadoodles Festive Christmas collection.

2. Used the Tattered Lace Hexagon Box die to cut the box and lid from the Festive Christmas papers. Constructed the box and lid, edged with a green Memento ink pad.

3. Cut out the tag and edged with a green Memento ink pad.

4.  Used a Tattered Lace Floral die to cut the flowers and foliage from the Festive Christmas papers. Edged the flowers with a red Memento ink pad. I printed a green and red paper from the Festive Christmas collection double sided to use for the foliage and flowers, saves paper 🙂

5. Adhered the flowers and tag using Pinflair 3D glue gel. Embellished the flowers with flat back pearls.



Don’t forget to grab today’s discount code over on the Digi Choosday blog. 




I’ll be entering the following challenges-

Artistic Inspirations #163 Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion #330 Anything Goes

Crafting From The Heart #128 Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by ❤️








One down, yes it’s Xmas card …..

Oh my word, a Xmas card already!!! I always leave my Xmas cards to the last minute so will I do better this year? Who knows but one down already so it’s a start lol


Sweet Poppy Stencils - Baubles


I used the SP stencil Holly Baubles with the SP white dimensional paste on white linen effect cardstock. Whilst the paste is still wet I used various SP glitters, the Sweet Poppy glitters are so so yummy.

Using the same white linen effect cardstock I stamped a sentiment, from a Clearly Besotted stamp set, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder. I cut the sentiment out using a die, also from Clearly Besotted, and edged the banner with a gold pen.

Once the stencil paste was dry, I matted and layered onto gold mirri card and white linen effect cardstock, and finally adhered to an A5 card blank, also made from the white linen effect cardstock.


I’ll be entering the follows challenges –

Brown Sugar Challenge – Anything Goes #183

Jingle Belles – Bling On The Holidays 

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Pastel Colors


Digi Choosday – Xmas Decor



Morning, how is everyone? Are we all nearly there with Xmas preparations!!! I’m winning but still not quite there yet 🙂

Well, it’s Tuesday so that means it’s the start of the new challenge over on Digi Choosday challenge blog and this week the theme is Xmas Decor.

I’ve made a plaque, I used the same colour palette as my Xmas wreath made for last weeks challenge.

Digi Choosday - Xmas Decor, Polkadoodles

I started by giving the plaque a quick coat of the Creative Expressions Matt Chalk paint in Heritage Green, before using one of the yummy backing papers from the Work and Play 5 – Festive Hollybobs collection, available as a digital download or on CD-Rom.

I used one of the Design Sheets from the Festive Hollybobs collection to create the main focal point of the plaque,elements from the Design Sheet were used to  decoupage some of the elements of the topper and others to embellish the rest of the plaque. Adding a little Stickles glitter glue to finish off.

Look forward to seeing your projects over on the Digi Choosday challenge, lovely prize up for grabs for the winner of the challenge.


Digi Choosday Discount Day

Don’t forget there’s also the fabulous discount code available for use at Polkadoodles to use against digital downloads, you can find the code over on the Digi Choosday challenge, it’s only valid for today so don’t miss out!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment 🙂


I’ll be entering the following challenges

Artistic Inspirations #146

Craft Your Passion #291

The Crafty Addicts #5

Brown Sugar Challenge #175



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