Polkadoodles Challenge 21 – Sew Fine

Friday, 28 May 2010

Stitching this week, anyway you like, real, faux, stickers, rub-ons etc etc. Went for a bit of real and stitched around the bottom of the card with embroidery thread. Also stitched some beads onto the hat and the bag.

Challenge 21
Challenge 21 Closeup

Materials used – White square card blank, Papers and elements from All Around and Everywhere, Scrap cardstock, EK Success border punch, Versamagic pink and turquoise chalk ink, Beads and Embroidery thread.

Cricut Forum UK Thread - Red Car

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

I’m amazed that after my run my legs didn’t ache at all, must be fitter than I thought!!

Love this little red car and it would be great for Fathers Day or a birthday.

Red Car

Materials used – White square card blank, Assorted card and paper scraps, Cricut plus Everyday Paperdolls, Cuttlebug plus Happy Birthday embossing folder, Versamagic blue chalk ink, Black gel pen, Alphabet and Woodware sentiment stamps, Corner rounder, Buttons, Fibres and Faux Brads.

Fishbourne Flat Five

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Me and my lovely hubby decided to run The Fishbourne Flat Five for the first time ever and it was also the first time we’ve ever run/jogged 5 miles. I was so nervous before the start, just kept thinking why are we doing this on a very hot May day. But it was a lovely event and very relaxed. Most of the run is off-road with lovely scenery but to be honest I hardly noticed. I need to walk round another time to take it all in. We jogged round and both finished without stopping. The race is run in memory of a friends two daughters and her partner who were killed in a car crash. The money raised goes towards a chosen charity and this year it was Fishbourne Pre-School where our son works.

Fishbourne Flat Five (1) Fishbourne Flat Five (7)
Back home after the race, hot and completely knackered.

Polkadoodles Challenge 20 – For Mum

Friday, 21 May 2010

Fliss set the challenge this week, to create a card in memory of her mum. Her favourite colours were blue plus peach/orange. I found these pretty tissue paper flowers online and they are so easy to make. I cut out 2 circles of patterned paper and 6 circles of tissue paper. Then layered them 1 patterned, 3 tissue and repeat. Pop a brad in the centre and scrunch the layers upward around the brad then unravel, to give a nice shabby look. I just lightly inked the tissue to add some colour.

Challenge 20
Challenge 20 Closeup

Materials used – White square card blank, Papers are from All Around and Everywhere and Back to Nature, Blue card stock, White tissue paper, Versamagic chalk inks, Woodware clear sentiment stamps, Fiskars Sentiment border punch, Ribbon and a brad.

Sleepy Owl

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Still having fun with the Create a Critter cartridge. Love this sleepy owl and made him using just scraps in my box and no background papers, just white space.

Sleepy Owl

Materials used – A6 white card blank, Cardstock scraps, Cuttlebug plus Forest Branches and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Woodware Sentiments clear stamps, Versamagic pink and black chalk ink, Paper flowers and Half pearls.

Polkadoodles Design Team Call

Sunday, 16 May 2010


Are you up for the challenge but want to have lots of fun then apply now! The pay is pants and Nikky will work you hard but hopefully we have a little fun along the way too. Just email Nikky and explain in 25 words why you would like to be on the team by Sunday 23rd May...we look forward to hearing from you!!

Polkadoodles Challenge 19 – Dimension and Texture

Friday, 14 May 2010

Umm Dimension and Texture, what to do, but then came up with the idea of creating a Touch and Feel cube that babies play with. Used fur, beads, mini mirrors and crinkly flowers for soft, bumpy, shiny and rough. Papers are from All Around and Everywhere. Not sure it would conform to any health and safety guidelines though!!

Challenge 19 (1)  Challenge 19 (4)
Challenge 19 (6)  Challenge 19 (3)

Materials used – White cardstock, Cricut plus Tags, Bags, Boxes cartridge, Papers and elements from All Around and Everywhere, Fur, Beads, Mini mirrors, Brads, Black gel pen, Button, Ribbon and Fibre.

My New Job

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Can’t believe that I’ve been at my new job for nearly 2 weeks already. It’s a lovely place to work, everyone is so friendly and it’s like an Aladdin's cave of goodies. They sell fabrics, haberdashery, patterns, card and scrapbooking stuff, ribbons, beautiful buttons and more plus run classes all through the year.

The http://www.eternalmaker.com/ website is going through a re-vamp, but you can always email or phone if you are interested in buying anything.

Eternal Maker 1
Eternal Maker 2

Love Birds

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

My friend asked me to make a card for her hubby, for their 25th wedding anniversary. She liked the embossing I’d done on another card and the little love charm and wanted it personalised, so with those specs, this is what I came up with.

Bev and Ians Anniversary
Bev and Ians Anniversary Closeup
   Materials used – White cardstock, Assorted papers, Cricut plus Joys of the Season cartridge, Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls embossing folder, Versamagic brown chalk ink, Love charm and Ribbon.

Polkadoodles Challenge 18 – Summer Blossoms

Friday, 7 May 2010

I saw these flowers on the web, can't remember where now and thought how pretty there are. The petals are made using either U's, C's or both which you can cut out freehand, with a Cricut (which I did) or templates etc. Just touch the ends of the letter together and glue onto a circle of paper and decorate the centre as you wish. The shape of your letters will determine the shape of your flower. I used papers from All Around and Everywhere.

Challenge 18
Challenge 18 Closeup

Materials used – Square white card blank, Papers from All Around and Everywhere, Cricut plus Opposites Attract cartridge, Pink Bazzill Bling cardstock, Woodware sentiments clear stamps, Versamagic pink, brown and green chalk inks, Buttons and Leather thong.

Cricut Forum UK Thread - 3 Little Planes

Monday, 3 May 2010

Simple little card from me for our Cricut UK challenge, just 3 little planes. I sell cards at pre-school so this would be great for the boys there.
Materials used – Square white card blank, Cricut plus Everyday Paper Dolls , K&Co Hopscotch paper and Black gel pen.