Friday, January 10, 2020

Polkadoodles "Holly"

YAY there's a new release at Polkadoodles featuring "Holly" and she is freakin' adorable!

Ooooooo all images are soooo super cute and cute enough that I couldn't resist using 4 of the 8 new images.  One thing I love about digi's is that you can resize and add as many or as few as you like!

I've colored using my copics and used Polkadoodle's "Sweet Tweet" 6 x 6 papers.

List of images from left to right are Flower Basket, Hello Pretty, Cake and Butterfly.

I've added some of my usual Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, a chipboard fence and a super cute gold bicycle from my stash.  Oh it's soooo hard not to hoard that thing.  LOL!

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Download her here:

and Nikky has a shared a YouTube video for you here:


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Winter Birthday

Easy layering to make a card look like "MORE".....

Eulanda with you today!!  Do you know someone having a birthday in the winter?  How about "Birthday Tree" from the new Winnie Winter Celebration collection?!!

I always think there never should have been birthdays in Nov, Dec and Jan.  Poor unfortunate souls who end up with 2 special occasions so close together.  Not fair!  LOL!!  Especially as a kid!!  😣😣  It would have been fun to have a spring or summer birthday don't you think?!!   So for this card I just wanted to layer!!  I chose to use the Winnie "Once Upon A Time"  paper pack to make it a bit more ..... well, less winter like.  LOL!

I do layer my cards quite a bit but I just love the extra OOMF it gets when you add dimensional tape.

I cut some "Perfect Parcels" and layered those under my bouquet.  The purple piece I added to the white present but bad habit reared it's ugly head again and yes, once again I managed to cover it up too much.  Ugh!

I think they still look pretty tho!  Just some bows peaking out from the gifts.

Isn't this little raccoon the cutest?!!  I thought I'd make his googly eyes even more googly so I added some glossy accents.  Is that even a word?!!  Well today it is!!  🤣🤣

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I have!!  They really are such a great idea as have you seen many birthday images directed at WINTER birthdays?!  Nope me either.  Well now we have!!  YAY!!! 😍🎈 LOL!

Thanks for dropping by!

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Horace & Boo - Slurpy Ice Cream

Good day!!  Today I'm going to share how I made it look like my sentiment is made of chipboard!  😀   First to mention tho, I chose to pair up these cuties with the gorgeous "In Love With Autumn" 6" x 6" craft papers.

This image is from the Horace & Boo line called "Slurpy Ice Cream" and I used the Posydoodles Rectangles to cut my shape.  I've colored them with my Prismacolor pencil crayons and gave Horace a licorice ice cream cone.  Mmmmmmm I think that would be rather delicious right now!  I envisioned Boo's ice cream to be some kind of orange chocolate treat.  You know the chocolate mandarin oranges that come out at Christmas time?  You smack the orange on the counter and it breaks it into a bunch of individually wrapped orange segments that taste like orange chocolate.  Now that I'm describing it, it doesn't sound tasty but trust me it is.  😜

For my faux chipboard as I've named it, I cut 6 pieces of my Celebrate sentiment from Bazzill cardstock but any cardstock would work, especially anything thicker.  I then glued each piece using my glue stick as the tip is a lot thinner than my glue bottle tip.

After I finished gluing it, I embossed it using UTEE extra thick embossing powder and I did 2 layers of the powder.

Once it dried it was quite hard so you really might think it could be chipboard.  I also added the UTEE to the banner at the top but used shimmer embossing versamark so it has a bit of a sheen in real life.

I added a few flowers here and some gold leaves I had in my stash.  These leaves shape rather easily so they didn't have to lie flat like they came in the mail.  I have to be honest, I'm far too lazy to die cut leaves.  Isn't that awful?  But I normally have so much going on with my card that I sometimes think it's enough before leaves even enter the picture.  🤣  Works for me!!!

Is there anything that you create and can call faux?  I love when that happens!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Grass - Pale sage, Sap green, Kelly green, Olive green, Kelp green
Collar - Jade green, Muted turquoise, Slate grey
Dog - Beige, Peach Beige, Light Umber, Chocolate
Cat - Warm grey 10%- 90%
Popsicle stick - Cream, Beige, Ginger root
Cone - Deco yellow, Canary yellow, Yellow ochre, Goldenrod
Chocolate orange ice cream - Sunburst yellow, Yellowed orange, Pumpkin orange

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Shaker Card Video & GIVEAWAY Polar Bear

Today I have a video to share on my Polkadoodles Polar Bear Fun die cut shaker card so the great thing about this is you can hear and see it for yourself here:

I've used the following products from Polkadoodles:

The bear is made of flock with some silver bits in it.  Sooo super cute!

Thanks for coming by today!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Hello Bluebird Warm Wishes

My first Hello Bluebird card!!  What a bunch of cute images and cards I've seen circulating the crafty world so I thought it was time I had a go at them!!
This cute set is called "Cocoa Party" and I've used the die set as well to cut them out.  Those things are so handy!  I also used the "Warm Wishes" die and I created the color using my distress oxides and then splattered with white and black paint.  Love that technique!!

Annnnd as you can see it's a shaker card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Lawn Fawn Sweet Christmas

I LOVE THIS CARD!!   I had soooooo much fun creating it because while I was doing it, it took me back to my childhood!!!  At one point you really could believe this existed.  

My card is an 8" x 3" and I really enjoy these wider scenes so they'll be more to come of those.  😀

The cabin is just plain and I thought it needed more texture so I created and colored in the logs with my copics.  

Don't they look like a happy little gingerbread family?!!  LOL!!  

Products I used are:

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my card.  Let me know if you have a memory like this.  I'm hoping I'm not the only one.  LOL!