Polkadoodles Challenge 25 – Card for a Boy

Friday, 25 June 2010

I went back to one our first CD's for my card this week - Candy Doodles. I love the little planes, trucks and cars that are in the boys section of the CD and did some paper piecing with them. I've made the card for a friends son who is 2 in August.

 Challenge 25
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Materials used – A6 blue card blank, Papers and elements from Candy Doodles CD, Versamagic blue and green chalk ink, Rub-on, Buttons and Fibres.

Fabric Flowers

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

I was given some gorgeous scraps of fabric made by Basic Grey. I didn’t even know that Basic Grey made fabric until I started my job at the craft shop. The first card is completely made with fabric, apart from the button and I stamped the sentiment straight onto the fabric at the bottom. With the second card I made some simple little flowers and just popped brads in the centres. I stiffened the fabric first with Vilene before running it through my Cuttlebug. It’s fun making your own embellishments.
Fabric Card 2
Fabric Card 3 
Materials used – Cream square card blanks, Basic Grey fabric and papers, Cuttlebug plus flower dies, Woodware sentiments clear stamps, Fiskars Sentiment border punch, Versamagic pink chalk ink, Pink brushmarker, Brads, Ribbon and Button.

Polkadoodles Challenge 24 – Male Theme

Sunday, 20 June 2010

I always make a card for my husband on Fathers Day and as we off on a cycling holiday this year, I made this the theme for my card. I used a bicycle template and cut out the pieces to make a rather rickety bike, used papers from the Not for Girls CD and some string. I’m a bit late posting as I didn’t want my hubby to see it until today.

Challenge 24
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Materials used – A6 white card blank, Papers and elements Not for Girls CD,  Versamagic chalk inks, Black gel pen and String.

Aunty Vi’s 90th

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

We are off to visit my hubbies Aunty Vi  today for her 90th birthday tea. I wanted to make her something vintage looking and really wanted to have a go at making these flowers over at Creations with Christina. I used chalk ink spritzed with a little water and large half pearls instead as I didn’t have what Christina used. I was really pleased how they turned out. Have a go as they are great fun to make.

Aunty Vi
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Aunty Vi Flower

Materials used – Cream cardstock, Cricut plus Wild Card, George and Basic Shapes and Paisley cartridges ,K&Co Roam Mat pad, Versamagic red chalk ink, Woodware Sentiments clear stamps, Rub-ons, Half Pearls and Lace ribbon.

Polkadoodles Challenge 23 – Nursery Rhyme

Friday, 11 June 2010

I chose Incy Wincy Spider for my Nursery Rhyme and used papers from Not for Girls and the Halloween download. I distressed the edges of the paper, drew a very bad drainpipe for the spider to climb up!! and added googly eyes.

Challenge 23
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Materials used – White square card blank, Papers and elements from Not for Girls CD and the Halloween download, Grey cardstock, Alphabet stamps, Versamagic black chalk ink, Black brushmarker, White gel pen, Fibre and Googly eyes.

So Tweet

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Another card from the Create a Critter cartridge, still having fun with it.

So Tweet

Materials used – A6 card blank, Paper and card scraps, Cricut plus Create a Critter cart, Cuttlebug plus Daisy embossing folder, Imaginisce So Tweet stamp, Versamagic and purple chalk ink, Prima flower, Half pearl and ribbon.

Polkadoodles Challenge 22 – Modern/Retro Anniversary

Friday, 4 June 2010

Went for modern for our Anniversary challenge. I printed out papers in pinks and browns from the Love and Cherish CD. Added some ribbon, some punched hearts and a stamped sentiment. Shame the photo is a bit washy, the colours are brighter in real life.
Challenge 22
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Materials used – Square scallop card blank, Papers and elements from Love and Cherish CD, Cricut plus Accent Essentials, Woodware sentiment stamp, Versamagic pink and brown chalk inks, Fiskars Sentiment border punch, Heart punch, Ribbon and Button.

You’re Nicked

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Thought I’d have a bit of fun here. My nephew is joining the police at the end of June. My first thought was to make a policeman, but then I thought, no, I’ll make a robber. He’s not to happy at being nicked!!!


Materials used – Square white card blank, Assorted paper and card scraps, Cricut plus Paper Doll Dress Up, Papers and elements from Polkadoodles CD – Not for Girls, Sizzix Dress-up faces, Versamagic black chalk ink, Black gel pen and String.