Saturday, 3 December 2022

Snowflake Wonder with Pink Gem Designs

Hello everyone - wishing you a wonderful Saturday. Brr its getting colder here every day but still no sign of any rain - there has been a dusting of snow on the surrounding mountains but its still very sunny during the day.

I'm here today to share another Christmas card that I've made using a gorgeous digital stamp set Snowflake Wonder by Pink Gem Designs


For my card today I have used the black and white digital but the set includes a gorgeous pre-coloured version too if you prefer not to colour or just need to make quick cards. 

For todays A6 sized card I started by resizing the cute mice on my computer before printing them out and colouring with my Promarkers.

I then decided to use a snowflake background from Lili of the Valley - I'm still on a mission to use up more of my paper stash mountain whenever I can!

I used distress inks around the edge of the paper panel - this helps to draw the eye into the centre of the design and then added some tiny little gems to the centres of each snowflake.

I used dies to cut two snow banks for the bottom of my card and then adhered the cute mice to the card using low profile foam tape.

The sentiment is a washi sentiment from Lisa Horton Crafts.

Just a little sparkle added to the snowflake on the mouse girls hat and pompom and a really simple but I think very cute little card and so easy to make.

I really hope that you have enjoyed my card today and will drop by again to see my next project.

Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Pink Gem Designs Snowflake Wonder digital stamp set
Lili of the Valley paper - Frosty Christmas
LHC sentiment
LHC Euphoria Glitter Cardstock
LHC Edgecutz essential edges dies
Distress Ink - tumbled glass, faded jeans
Sakura Gelly roll pen - black, white, clear star
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
glossy accents


Promarkers used :

Branches:               umber, cocoa
                            

Girl mouse:             caramel, praline, pastel beige
                              pale pink (cheeks & ears)
Hat:                        burgundy, poppy, lipstick red 
                              lavender, ivory
Jumper:                  forest green, bright green, leaf green


Boy Mouse:             Warm grey 4,3,1
                              pale pink (cheeks & ears)
Jumper:                  burgundy, poppy, lipstick red 
Scarf:                     forest green, bright green, leaf green

       
                

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 


 Wendy x

Friday, 2 December 2022

Silly Penguins with Pattie's Creations

Happy Friday everyone and a happy December too - not long to go now!

Today marks the start of a new Challenge for December over on the Pattie's Creations Design Challenge blog 

The challenge runs from the first Friday of the month and its an Anything Goes challenge as long as you use a digital or stamped image in your project,  so why not join in the challenge - Winners of the challenge will receive 2 digital stamps of your choice from Pattie's shop.

Pattie has some wonderful digital stamps in her Etsy Shop pattiescreations and there is also a freebie every month on the blog that you can use in your project if you want to!

For my December project, I couldn't resist using the Silly Penguins 

Did I mention just how much I love penguins?


I thought these silly penguins would look prefect on a simple landscape DL card and I've used another of the background papers that I've had in my stash for ages.

The sentiment is from the Polkadoodles Gingerbread Holly sentiment bundle and I've added some sparkle to the snowy scene - it is nearly Christmas !


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Pattie's Creations digital stamp - Silly Penguins
DoCrafts designer Paper 
Polkadoodles Sentiment - Gingerbread Holly
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle blue
Distress ink - tumbled glass
Sakura Gelly roll pen - black, white
glossy accents


Promarkers used :

Penguin 1:         lavender, ivory
                        black, cool grey 5,4,2
                        gold, pumpkin, ivory
                        burgundy, poppy, lipstick red   

Penguin 2:         lavender, ivory
                        black, cool grey 5,4,2
                        gold, pumpkin, ivory
                        burgundy, poppy, lipstick red   
                        forest green, bright green, leaf green
                       
Penguin 3:        lavender, ivory
                        black, cool grey 5,4,2
                        gold, pumpkin, ivory
                        burgundy, poppy, lipstick red   
                        forest green, bright green, leaf green  
                        
 


Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 


 Wendy x

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Gingerbread Holly - Putting up the Tree with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone - Happy Thursday and a very happy December!..

It's the first day of December and we are putting up our Christmas decorations today - yeah I love this time of year.

My twisted easel card for today is using a digital stamp very appropriately called Putting Up the Tree from the Gingerbread Holly collection by Polkadoodles.


I love putting up the decorations in the house as it makes it feel warm and cozy  and it looks like Ginger is having fun with his Christmas tree too - I hope he manages to untangle those lights.

My card today is a simple 6" x 6" twisted easel and I've added a ring of flowers and baubles. 

The papers are from the Baked with Love collection - paper heaven 2 , the flowers and leaves are from the foliage set and the sentiment is from the sentiments set

I love how the new Gingerbread Holly stamps work perfectly with the older Baked with Love collection.

To create my circular frame I die cut to circular frames of Kraft card and then die cut a piece of acetate to match - the acetate is adhered between the two circular hoops.  If you wanted you could easily create a shaker panel for this card but I decided to add dots of white acrylic paint to the acetate, to look like snow.

To create the baubles, I imported the digital image into my graphics software and then enlarged the small baubles from the digital stamp, making them large enough to add to my hoop.

The digital stamp and baubles were coloured with my promarkers before being adhered to my card.

I added some Tonic Nuvo drops for the centres of my poinsettias.
 
I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this cute new  Gingerbread Holly collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Putting up the tree
Polkadoodles digital papers, embellies and sentiment
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - torn edge circles
Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops - bright gold
Sakura Gelly Roll pen -  white, black
Posca pen - white



Promarkers used :

Ginger:            pastel beige, sandstone, caramel
                       pale pink
                       lavender, ivory 

Tree:                forest green, bright green, leaf green

Baubles:          burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                       amethyst, lilac, lavender
                       gold, sunflower, buttercup
                      




Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 


 Wendy x

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Sugary Sweet Cookies with Last Minute Manda


Hello Everyone its Wednesday and the last day of November - I hope that you all have a lovely day today.

Today I'm here to share a sweet little card that I've made using a digital stamp set from Last Minute Manda


Todays card design features one of the cute digital image from the Sugary Sweet Cookies set that I have coloured using my Promarkers before cutting out.  



The card is an A2 (US size) with a panel of red gingham paper from the new collection by Polkadoodles 
Theo the Penguin  paper bundle 4,  I used my stitched edge die to create a cross stitched detail around the panel and added a layer of vellum with a wavy edge  to the centre of the card - the vellum gives a good contrast for my coloured digital image to sit on so it doesn't get lost with the patterned paper.

At the base of the card i have used some plain white card but die cut a section out of the card before adhering this with foam tape. The sentiment used for today's card is from the Polkadoodles Gingerbread Holly greetings bundle

The cute digi has been adhered to the card with foam tape and wet glue and then some simple red sequins added to finish off the card.

Don't forget if you head over to the new Last Minute Manda store use my special discount code Wendy25 to get 25% off your shopping.

I really hope that you like my card today and it would be lovely if you you leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Last Minute Manda digital stamp - Sugary Sweet Cookies
Polkadoodles Paper - Theo the Penguin Pack 4
Polkadoodles Sentiment - Gingerbread Holly
Lawn Fawn custom craft dies - Stitched Simple Wavy Borders
Lawn Fawn custom dies - stitched borders
glossy accents
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, clear star



Promarkers used :

Gingerbread:                  caramel, sandstone, pastel beige
                                     pale pink

Eyes:                             cobalt blue, arctic blue, blue pearl

Dress:                            burgundy, poppy, lipstick red

Hat:                               lavender, ivory 
                                     poppy

Holly:                             forest green, bright green, leaf green
                         
Berries:                          burgundy, poppy, lipstick red

Biscuits:                        caramel
                                    burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                                    forest green, bright green, leaf green

 Ricrac:                         lavender, ivory 




Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 
  Wendy x

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Christmas Kitty Pocket Fold Card with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone wishing you all a happy Tuesday.


Today is Digi Choosday and the start of a new challenge over on the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Blog




It's DIGI CHOOSDAY! over at Polkadoodles which means not only a brand new crafty 'Anything goes' challenge but also that you get an amazing discount off all crafty printable downloads until midnight today!


This week the DT was asked to make a winter card with a pocket on the front using only animals. 

For my main focal point I chose this very cute Christmas Kitty digital stamp from the Winnie White Christmas bundle .  This little cutie definitely reminds me of one of our kitties so I coloured him up as a ginger kitty.

For my card I made a front pocket fold card.

I started with a piece of cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and then scored this at 4 1/4" along the long side, folded and burnished to make my card blank. The finished card fits a standard C6 envelope.

Next on the front panel of the card I measured along the short edges 2 3/4" on either side and made a small pencil mark and then measured 2 3/4" along the long edge, again making a small pencil mark.

Using
 my scoreboard I scored between each mark to the centre point, creating two triangles, scoring and burnishing so that these flaps folded up to make an arrow shaped pocket on the front.

To make the pocket itself - I cut a triangular piece of the same cardstock to adhere across the two triangular flaps.
 
I then chose papers from Baked with Love set, Winnie Christmas Wishes and the new Gingerbread Holly  collections to coordinate with my purple base card.

To finish off the card I cut two fancy border strips from matching cardstock and added sparkly gemstones (you cant have too much bling at Christmas).

I added a sentiment from the Winnie White Christmas sentiments set, that I had printed onto vellum to the front panel layer of my card.  


I wanted to create a removable tag to sit inside the card pocket so die cut two hearts from matching card, adhering these back to back - I only put glue at the top of the hearts so the tag would slot over the pocket. I cut an additional heart from matching paper and then adhered the very cute ginger kitty to the front of the tag using foam tape.

I decided to add an extra sentiment from the Baked with Love collection to the back of the tag.  


I hope that you like my card for today and will come back to see my next project


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Winnie White Christmas - Christmas Kitty
Polkadoodles digital papers and sentiment
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - nested stitched hearts
Crafters Companion border die
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle blue
Sakura Gelly Roll pen -  white, black
Pretty Pink Posh gemstones - Sugar Plum
Ribbon


Promarkers used :

Kitten:               salmon pink, pale pink
                         pumpkin, apricot, pastel yellow
                         orange, peach, soft peach
                    
Hat:                   amethyst, lilac, lavender
                         lavender, ivory

Present:             turquoise, mint green, pastel green 

Tag:                   praline, pastel yellow

Bow:                  amethyst, lilac, lavender

                    



Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog I would love if you could leave me a comment. 


 Wendy x