Sunday, 25 December 2022

Gingerbread Holly - Ho Ho No! with Polkadoodles

Hello Everyone and a very Happy Christmas to you all! 

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing today that you enjoy the day but remember its only a day.

Today I'm sharing my last card for this year made with the recent digital release Gingerbread Holly  by Polkadoodles.  I have to say that I have loved working with this collection so much - its been loads of fun but I have had to replace some of my pens with so many gingerbreads to colour.

For todays card I have used 3 of the digital stamps, Oh Snap,   Christmas Cutie and Oh Crumbs


What would Christmas be like without a cheeky pun ? I think the cute ginger at the end has had a bite out of him by Santa.

My simple DL card has layers of beautiful bronze glitter card and a coordinating teal paper from the Baked with Love collection. I love the mix of teal and brown and I think its a perfect combination for Christmas.

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this new collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Gingerbread Holly - Oh Snap, Christmas cutie, Oh Crumbs
Polkadoodles digital  papers - Baked with Love - Paper Heaven 1
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria Glitter cardstock
Lisa Horton Crafts Dies - Slimline loops and Bubbles
Lisa Horton Crafts Dies - Nested Torn edge slims
Crafters Companion letter dies
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black




Promarkers used :

Gingers:               pastel beige, sandstone, caramel
                           pale pink

Ricrac:                 lavender, ivory

Clothes:               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

Friday, 23 December 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - Mistletoe Kiss with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone and a Happy Friday to you all - Christmas day is now just around the corner so today I have my last card this year from the Theo the Penguin collection from Polkadoodles.

I don't think that it  can get any cuter than this heart shaped easel card made with the digital stamp called Mistletoe Kiss
  


Just a simple heart shaped easel card decorated with papers and the cute sentiment are all from the Theo the Penguin collection.

The image is as always coloured with my promarkers (see below) and I have mounted the Mistletoe on a thin strip of acetate so it hovers above the heads of this cute penguin couple.  

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this cute new collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Mistletoe Kiss
Polkadoodles digital paper - Theo the Penguin- paper bundles 3 & 4 
Lisa Horton crafts dies - nested hearts
Distress Oxide Ink - candied apple
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Crafters Companion Sparkle Pen - Clear
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black, blue
Craftwork cards Candi
Glossy accents



Promarkers used :

Penguins:         lavender, ivory, warm grey 2
                       pale pink
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory
                       black, ice grey 5, 4, 2

Mistletoe:         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, 22 December 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - I'm not fat with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone wishing you all a lovely Thursday.

Today I have another Christmas card using the new digital release Theo the Penguin collection from Polkadoodles.

Its a very simple shaker card today made with the digital stamp called Candy Cane

I have added the cheeky sentiment to one of the papers from the collection before printing it out for my shaker panel background.

The image is as always coloured with my promarkers (see below) and I have mounted this on the outside of the panel.

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this cute new collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Candy Cane
Polkadoodles digital paper - Theo the Penguin- paper bundle 1
Polkadoodles sentiment - Theo the Penguin
Lisa Horton crafts dies - Frame It
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white
Sequins




Promarkers used :

Penguin:          lavender, ivory, warm grey 2
                       pale pink
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory
                       black, ice grey 5, 4, 2

Scarf:              forest green, bright green, leaf green

Hat:                burgundy, poppy, lipstick red

Candy Cane:    burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                       lavender, ivory


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

Wendy x

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - Skiing with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone happy Wednesday and a Happy Winter Solstice too! 

Do you love to Ski? 

I'd like to be able to say.....ooh yes we go skiing every year, especially as there is a wonderful Ski resort only about 1 hour away above Granada in the Sierra Nevada mountain range...but sadly we don't.

I have had lessons when I was younger on dry slopes and up in Scotland in Aviemore on real snow but its just not for me.

I'm terrified of the feeling of moving downhill, walking too !  I think its because of my poor balance and vertigo and its definitely got worse over recent years.

Oh well I'll stick to more sedate activities on level ground 😆😆 

Today I have a wintery card for you using the cute digital Ski Theo coloured with my promarkers and then fussy cut out.



The sentiment and wintery paper are also from the Theo the Penguin collection and I've added the sentiment to my paper panel on the computer before printing it out.

Its a simple 5" x7" card for today with a simple design but I think this would be a great winter birthday card too especially for anyone that loves to Ski.

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next card I share.


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Ski
Polkadoodles digital paper - Theo the Penguin - paper bundle 4
Polkadoodles sentiment - Theo the Penguin
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Glossy Accents
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black
Candi - Silver



Promarkers used :

Penguin:          lavender, ivory, warm grey 2
                       pale pink
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory
                       black, ice grey 5, 4, 2

Scarf:              marine, turquoise, tea green

Hat:                marine, turquoise, tea green
                      lavender, ivory

Goggles:          burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                       gold, pumpkin, ivory
                       warm grey, 4, 2, 1 

Skis:                marine, turquoise, tea green

Ski Poles:         burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                       ice grey 3,1



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

Wendy x

Monday, 19 December 2022

Sugary Sweet Cookies with Last Minute Manda

Hello Everyone its Monday and today Last Minute Manda is sponsoring a freebie over on Kit and Clowder Facebook group for the members advent calendar.  Every day up to the 25th December there are wonderful freebies, discounts and prizes so its well worth heading over to have a look and joining the group.


My card inspiration today is using the digital stamp set from the Sugary Sweet Cookies set that I have coloured using my Promarkers before cutting out.  

The card is an A2 (US size) with papers from Lili of the Valley Essentials.  I have die cut a simple circle of Kraft card and then embossed this before using white die ink to highlight the snowflakes.

The cute gingerbread digi is doing some last minute Christmas baking and has been coloured with my promarkers (see below for colours) adhered to the card with foam tape and then some simple gold confetti 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
Posca Pen - white
Lili of the Valley Essentials papers - Krafty Christmas
LHC 3D Embossing folder - Snowflakes
LHC Washi sentiment
Spectrum Aqua pen - Chestnut
Gesso - White
Distress Ink - Picket Fence
glossy accents
Pretty Pink Posh confetti - gold
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

Apron:                          forest green, bright green, leaf green

Bowls:                          lavender, ivory, poppy
                                    burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                                    forest green, bright green, leaf green

 Ricrac:                         lavender, ivory 

Spatula:                        warm grey4,3
                                    burgundy, poppy, lipstick red

Icing bottles:                warm grey 4,1
                                   burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                                   forest green, bright green, leaf green, black



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

  Wendy x

Sunday, 18 December 2022

Gingerbread Holly - Oh Snap! with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone happy Sunday! 


I have my penultimate card for this year today, made with the recent digital release Gingerbread Holly  by Polkadoodles

This image is called Oh Snap  and he has been coloured with my Promarkers.

I decided today for a simple easel card but I have created a Christmas tree for my little cute ginger.

The papers I have used are from the Baked with love collection paper heaven 1  and paper heaven 2 and  the newer Gingerbread Holly collection paper 1

I've used triangle dies to create my simplistic Christmas tree and all of the decorations are from the Winnie White Christmas Embellishments 

Such a simple but I think beautiful card.

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the final card from this Gingerbread Holly collection, coming on Christmas Day, next Monday!


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Gingerbread Holly - Oh Snap!
Polkadoodles digital papers - Gingerbread Holly
Polkadoodles digital sentiment and papers  - Winnie white Christmas
Polkadoodles digital papers  - Baked with love
Lisa Horton Crafts Dies - Nested Triangles
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria Glitter Cardstock
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black
Glossy accents


Promarkers used :

Ginger:                pastel beige, sandstone, caramel
                           pale pink

Ricrac:                 lavender, ivory

Bow tie:               burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                          

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


 Wendy x


Friday, 16 December 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - All Aboard with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone and a very happy Saturday.

Today's Theo the Penguin card for Polkadoodles is using the digital stamp called Sleigh Time and this group of cute friends look like they are having so much fun on their sleigh.

The snowy scene has been created with distress oxide inks in the background and layers of plain white card die cut to give the look of snowy hills - I added the sentiment from the collection to one of the pieces of white card before printing and cutting out.

The snowy trees in my scene are from the Winnie White Christmas Embellishments bundle

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this cute new collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Sleigh Time
Polkadoodles sentiment - Theo the Penguin
Distress oxide ink - prize ribbon, salty ocean, salvaged patina
Lawn Fawn custom craft dies - Stitched Simple Wavy borders
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Posca pen - white
Sequins




Promarkers used :

Penguins:         lavender, ivory, warm grey 2
                       pale pink
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory
                       black, ice grey 5, 4, 2

Snowman:        lavender, ivory
                       pale pink

Scarves:           burgundy, poppy, lipstick red   
                        forest green, bright green, leaf green

Hat:                burgundy, poppy, lipstick red

Sleigh:            cool grey 2, caramel, sandstone


                      


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

Wendy x

Thursday, 15 December 2022

Bitty Bears Christmas with Last Minute Manda

Hello everyone wishing you all a lovely Thursday!.... 

So after around 12 months of virtually no rain we have now had steady rainfall for a few days now - it's wonderful to see all the plants in the garden looking refreshed after the long hot summer too.

Most of the remnants from the Calima have also been washed away finally which is wonderful.

It's only ten more days now until Christmas Day so I hope that you are all ready and I'm sure you are more organised than me.  My Christmas cards finally were posted on Monday and I'm hoping that they arrive in time 


Today I'm on my blog to share another cute Christmas card that I've made for Last Minute Manda  using the Bitty Bears Christmas set  - all of the images in this set are so easy to colour and create quick cards.

Today I have a landscape A6 card that I've added a simple layer of tartan paper and red foiled card to for the background.

I have added a die cut a circle of white card with a simple stamped Christmas sentiment to the card for my coloured image to sit on.  Before adhering this to the card I have uses a snowflake embossing folder to add some texture to the bottom of the circle element.

Just a few red sequins scattered around the image and then I have a very clean and simple Christmas card

If you head over to the new Last Minute Manda store font forget to 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 - Bitty Bear Christmas
Lili of the Valley Classic Christmas Papers
Crafters Companion Embossing folder - Frosty Morning
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - Nested torn edge circles
Woodware Craft collection Sentiment stamp - Bauble Owl  
Posca pen - white
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black



Promarkers used :

Bear:                 caramel, sandstone, pastel beige
                         pale pink

Bow:                  forest green, bright green, leaf green

Present:             forest green, bright green, leaf green
                         burgundy, poppy, lipstick red

Candy Cane:       burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                         lavender, ivory 

Stocking:            burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                         lavender, ivory 


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


 Wendy x

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - Build a snowman with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone wishing you all a lovely Wednesday

Today I have another Christmas card using the new digital release Theo the Penguin collection from Polkadoodles.

Its a fax stepper card today made with the digital stamp called Build a Snowman


To make my stepper card I cut 2 pieces of ice blue coloured card stock

  • 7" x 9 1/2" scored at 3 1/4", 6 1/2" & 8"
  • 5" x 10" scored at 5"
This card fits a 5 x7 envelope and has a slightly larger centre panel. This is actually a Faux Stepper card as its a lot easier to make and there are loads of instructions on the internet and YouTube if you want to make one similar - mixed up craft has some easy to follow instructions for different versions and sizes.


I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this cute new collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Build a snowman
Polkadoodles digital paper - Theo the Penguin collection - Set 1 & 2
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - Large snowflake
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria glitter cardstock
Distress Ink - tumbled glass
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black
Craftelier sequins



Promarkers used :

Theo:               lavender, ivory, warm grey 2
                       pale pink
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory
                       black, ice grey 5, 4, 2

Scarf:              forest green, bright green, leaf green
                       

Snowman:       pastel blue, blender

Robin:              caramel, sandstone, walnut
                       poppy, lipstick red
                       gold

Carrot:            forest green, bright green
                      pumpkin, gold, ivory

Bow tie:           burgundy, poppy, lipstick red


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

Wendy x

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Winter Wedding with Polkadoodles

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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 so the start of a brand new crafty 'Anything goes' challenge and an amazing discount off all crafty printable downloads until midnight today!


This week the DT was asked to make an elegant card for a Winter wedding. 

I decided to use the Wedding car digital stamp from the Work and Play collection 9 - Love and Kisses

For me elegant means simple and classy with a simple design so I chose to make larger a 5 x 7 card using a pale blue colour palette.

I started by choosing 2 wintery blue papers from the Rose Budd collection and then used these to choose my Promarkers to colour the image.

I selected the modern congratulations sentiment from the Winnie Daisy Fairy greetings bundle and added this to the striped blue background before printing out.

I the die cut a heart from the pale blue check paper and added this to my background panel so the heart was hanging over the edge.  Once the glue was dry I trimmed off the excess and then adhered this to my card blank.

The digital image was fussy cut out and mounted in the centre of the card using foam tape and then I've added some simple iridescent sequins around the card.


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 - Wedding Car
Polkadoodles digital papers and sentiment
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - nested stitched hearts
Crafters Companion Sparkle pen - clear
Sakura Gelly Roll pen -  white, black, metallic blue
Craftelier sequins


Promarkers used :

Car:                   china blue, cloud blue, pastel blue
                         ice grey 4,2

Tyres:                black, cool grey 5,4,3

Lights:               gold, buttercup

Bows:                gold, buttercup
                    
Veil:                   ice grey 2,1, ivory, blender

Skin:                 ivory, almond, satin, dusky rose, sunkissed pink 

Hair (Winnie):    caramel, buttercup, pastel yellow

Hair (Boy):        cocoa, burnt sienna, caramel

Top hat & tails:   cool grey 5,4,3

Flowers:             china blue, pastel blue       

                    



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


 Wendy x

Sunday, 11 December 2022

Gingerbread Holly - Escape with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone wishing you all a lovely Sunday!

I'm back today to share another Christmas card made using the recent digital release Gingerbread Holly collection by Polkadoodles.  This digital stamp is called Escape

I've finally got around to writing my cards and they are all in the post - hopefully they'll arrive in time for Christmas - One year I'm determined to post them early !


As simple 5" x 7" card today using more of the coordinating paper from the new Gingerbread Holly collection.


I have used a simple cross stitch border die around the edge of my patterned paper and fussy cut around the top edge of the image , mounting the panel onto the card using foam tape, before adding some simple confetti sequins.

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this new collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Gingerbread Holly - Escape
Polkadoodles digital sentiment and papers - Gingerbread Holly
Lawn Fawn Custom Craft Dies - Stitched Borders
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black
Pretty Pink Posh Confetti - gold



Promarkers used :

Ginger:                pastel beige, sandstone, caramel
                           pale pink

Ricrac:                 lavender, ivory

Clothes:               burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                           forest green, bright green, leaf green

Glass:                  powder blue, blender

Candy Cane:        burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                           lavender, ivory

Holly:                   holly, emerald, pastel green

Berries:                burgundy, poppy, lipstick red



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


 Wendy x

Saturday, 10 December 2022

With Love this Christmas with Pink Gem Designs

Hello everyone - wishing you a wonderful Saturday.  Did you know that Owls have a most amazing long legs - tucked away under all the feathers and fluff ?  there is definitely something rather magical about owls and not just the ones delivering the post to Hogwarts. 

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


For my card today I couldn't resist using more of the beautiful owls from the black and white digital set.  Don't forget but there is also a wonderful pre-coloured digital stamp set too if you prefer not to colour or just need to make quick cards. Both of these sets includes the sentiment too.

For todays card I decided to use the other digital stamps  which I have resized and added to my branches before printing out and colouring with my Promarkers. I created an ink blended background for todays card using distress oxide inks and then splattered this panel with water droplets and then gold watercolour paint.  

The sentiment is a gorgeous stamp set by Woodware, simply stamped in black


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 Christmas Owls digital stamp set
Distress Oxide - picked raspberry, salvaged patina, salty ocean
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria Watercolour paints - gold
Sakura Gelly roll pen - black
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Craftelier clear sequins


Promarkers used :

Branches:              umber, cocoa
                            lavender, ivory

Owls           
Eyes:                    gold, buttercup
Breast:                 caramel, praline, pastel beige
Wings:                 umber, praline, pastel beige
Beak:                   mandarin, buttercup

Hats:                    amethyst, lilac, lavender
                            marine, turquoise, mint green

Mug:                    amethyst, lilac, lavender

Ginger bread:     praline

Holly:                   forest green, bright green, leaf green

Berries:                burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                           lavender, ivory
        
                

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


 Wendy x

Friday, 9 December 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - Fishy Present with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone and a happy Friday ! After months and months we have finally had some proper rain...in fact it started yesterday evening and hasn't stopped yet 😆😆😆😆... it's wonderful that the garden is finally getting a good soaking.  I love rainy days as it means loads of extra time for me to craft.

Today I am here to share another card that I made for the latest digital release by Polkadoodles.




Isn't he such a cutie!  I have used the black and white digital, coloured with my promarkers but as with all of the collection, these cute images are available pre-coloured too.

This is definitely not just a Christmas image - perfect for Winter celebrations or just for anyone that loves Penguins.

The blue background paper is from the collection paper bundle 2 and I have used a sparkly pen to emphasise the the waves.

The sentiment is from the greetings and sentiment bundle, printed onto some simple white card that I have used a wavy border die to cut out to look like waves.  I edged the ice panels with some distress ink and used my glitter to add texture to the panel. 

I hope that you like my card today and you'll enjoy the next cards I share from this cute new collection


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Fishy Present
Polkadoodles digital paper - Penguin collection - Set 2
Lawn Fawn Dies - Stitched Simple Wavy Border
Lawn Fawn Dies - Stitched Borders
Distress Oxide Ink - milled lavender
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Crafters Companion Sparkle Pen - Clear
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black, blue
Posca pen - white
Craftelier sequins



Promarkers used :

Theo:               lavender, ivory, warm grey 2
                       pale pink
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory
                       black, ice grey 5, 4, 2

Hat:                 forest green, bright green, leaf green
                       lavender, ivory

Fish:                pumpkin, gold, ivory

Bow tie:           burgundy, poppy, lipstick red


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

Wendy x