Monday, November 11, 2019

Lawn Fawn's "Cards For Guys" Challenge

My first time using my Zig markers!  Fun but still a lot to learn I think!  😀  I’ve created my card for Lawn Fawn’s “Cards For Guys”challenge, although I think it would be a great Christmas card for anyone.  Aren’t the singing penguins CUTE?!  "Here We Go A-Waddling" set along with LF's "Little Town Border" and "Stitched Hillside Borders". 

And what about those "Mini String Lights"? I glittered those up using Stickles and then added some glossy accents to them to make them POP!  Jeepers in hindsight I think next time I'll cut the lights from some glitter paper that I just realized I have.  Annnnnd that's the problem with stash folks!!  LOL!!

Enjoy your week!

Saturday, November 9, 2019


Good day!!!  I'm excited to be sharing a GIVEAWAY on my YouTube channel!!


Check it out and good luck but stay tuned
because I have a few more coming too!!

***CONTEST ENDS NOV. 15, 2019 12PM PST.  

I will announce the winner on my instagram, Facebook and blog.  😀🤗😍

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Winter Wishes

How about a shaker box card for today?

I love these things but for some reason I make very few of them and really they are quite easy.  I started out by picking one piece of paper from the gorgeous "Peeling Paint" 6" x 6" paper pack.  I knew I was going to cover quite a bit of it so I decided only one piece would do and yup, very unusual for me I know it!  😂😂  I distressed all edges using hickory smoke distress ink.  

I thought since I was going to cover a layer with design paper I might as well cut right from the middle and use it for my focal piece.  And honestly, I only had a few squares of it left and it was the perfect color so I was being creative in case I needed more.  LOL!!  

Before putting my image into the sealed shaker, I added some stardust Stickles to those big gorgeous snowflakes and some Enamel accents to the little snowman's hat.

Here are the elements of my shaker.  This is the back side of my clear top piece and a variety of shaker pieces to add to the inside.

The next step for me is to grab all my embellishments that I MIGHT use and see what works with the card and what real estate I am able to cover up.  LOL!!  I already added the gorgeous "Glorious Border" craft die hiding beneath some burlap butterflies and some leather tassels I had in my stash.  I've got quite a selection of silver and wooden hearts for wherever my creativeness takes me.  I never know what my card will end up looking like and it's always a pleasant surprise.  I created a tag using Posydoodles Tags die set and a saying from the Sentimentals 6" x 6" pack.

After I decided on my choices for the variety from above, I then started with my flowers and added a couple of amazing bouquets.

When I was finished glueing everything down I added some more Stardust stickles to the wooden hearts to complete the look.   This image is from the new collection "Winnie Winter Wishes" and what I loved about this one is it doesn't have to be a Christmas card but you could make it into a birthday card or a sweet "hello" card.  It's very versatile.

So do you always know pretty much what your card is going to look like when you're finished?  I'm always amazed when I even come CLOSE to what I first envision.  😂  That's the great thing about this hobby.  Nothing is ever wrong.  I love it!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Cool Grey -  10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%, 90%, Black
Warm Grey - 10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%, 90%, Black
Red - Carmine Red, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Tuscan Red
Purple - Parma Violet, Violet, Dioxazine Purple Hue
Skin - White, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Chocolate
Hair - Ginger Root, Light Umber, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Black
Deer - Beige, Peach Beige (Light area) Peach Beige, Light Umber, Chocolate (Dark area)
Snowpeople nose - Orange, Pale Vermillion, Poppy Red

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Lawn Fawn Challenge

For today's post I'm sharing my latest, creating a card for Lawn Fawn's challenge of a sketch.

Again I've used my distress ink oxides to do the sky with wilted violet, chipped saphire and black soot.  I seem to really like that color combo.  

Even tho I'm quite new to Lawn Fawn I did pick up some of their older sets so today some of these pieces are from "Winter Skies" and the little bear is from "Beary Happy Holidays".  Oh and the "Joyful" sentiment is from the new "Mice on Ice" stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my little card today.  It's tough trying to do CAS cards but I'm loving it!  LOL!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Lawn Fawn Ho Ho Holidays & Winter Village

EEEEEeeeee heee heeee I am having SO MUCH FUN with the Lawn Fawn items!!  I've done all kinds of things to this card today.  I'm learning so much by other people's creations it's so inspiring!!   

For this card I've use Ho Ho Holidays stamp and die set and the Winter Village stamp and die set.  I started out by creating my background using distress oxide inks of wilted violet, chipped sapphire and black soot.  Then I flicked on some white and black paint - a technique that is still very messy to me but I'll figure it out!!  After that I distressed the edges using the regular distress ink (black soot) all the way around.  I like the nice vingette glow it gives off that the oxides can't do.

I added a black forest border to my white hills and also tried to use my white gel pen but that thing is a hunk of junk!!  I can't get it to be consistent at all!  I have tried every little trick out there to get it to work.  Maybe I have to use it every day I'm not sure.  

Anyway there you gave it!!  Now off to work on my next one!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


R24, 29, 59
Y00, 15, YR24
V15, 17, 09
B21, 23, 26
YR02, 04, 09
BG11, 13, 18
YG03, 23, 63, 67
E00, 04, 11, 21, R21
E50, 51, 53, 55
E33, 34, 35, 39, 37, 29
C0, 00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Most Wonderful Time

I've seen lots of slimline cards around lately and I'm just lovin' them and even though that's not what this is, it still inspired me to make a taller and skinner card.

Today I'm back with another super cute image from the Winnie "Winter Wishes" collection and this one is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year".  Isn't she cute with her little buddies hanging on for dear life?  🤣🤣  The new line is available at your Polkadoodle stockists.

I've used the papers from the "Gnome for Christmas" paper pad because that's actually what inspired me to create this card using these colors.  I distressed all the edges, which somehow makes your card look thicker and fuller.  Don't ask me how it just does and I really like it.   I need to do it more often but have you seen card fluff?!!  It gets EVERYWHERE!!! 😜  Here you see a super cute laser cut embellishment snowman but later I added a couple of hearts.  This super cute pack is the "Jumbles" pack.

Here I have some "Iced Branches" die cuts and I've added some Snow-Tex for some more texture as you can see on the card.

Here is a photo of all my embellishments I've add but sometimes at the last minute you know there's something more you need.  

I've added some soft metal curlies - not sure what else to call them.  LOL!

What do you use on your cards for extra texture?  To me, the more the better.  

Thanks for stopping by!


BG000, 01, 45, 57, 49
E41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49
R22, 24, 29, 59
W0, 1, 2, 3, 5
YR04, 09, 27
C00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10