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




Sunday, 27 November 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - Snowman with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone - wishing you a lovely Sunday.

I have such a simple card today for you using the new release Theo the Penguin by Polkadoodles.

This digital stamp is called Snowman oh I hope that he doesn't fall over but I think this was perfect for my circular card as it does look like the snowman might topple over.



For this  single layer card I used my graphics software to overlay the black and white digital stamp and the sentiment onto the snowy background from the paper collection 3 before printing it out.  You could very easily use the pre-coloured digital stamp to create this card.

I then coloured my penguins and snowman with Promarkers and simply die cut this using my torn edged circular dies.

The base card is simply die cut using my Lisa Horton Crafts dies and I've added a layer of beautiful glitter card to the base for sparkle.

I've added just a few clear iridescent sequins around the panel to finish it off.

It doesn't get much simpler!

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


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Snowman
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria Glitter Cardstock
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - Nested Torn Edged circles
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black 

sequins



Promarkers used :

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

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

Snowman:        lavender, ivory
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory

Scarf:              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, 26 November 2022

From Owl of Us with Pink Gem Designs

Hello everyone - wishing you a wonderful Saturday.  

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 have used the black and white digital set 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.

I wanted to create a single layer card so used my graphics software to add 3 of the owls from the set to the branches onto a digital paper background before printing out and colouring using my Promarkers.

Once coloured a added some sparkle to the snow on the branches, earmuffs and pompom and glossy accents to the owls eyes

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
Polkadoodles paper - Theo Penguin Paper set 3
Sakura Gelly roll pen - black
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
glossy accents


Promarkers used :

Branches:               umber, cocoa
                             lavender, ivory

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

Hat, Bow, Present:    forest green, bright green, leaf green

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

Friday, 25 November 2022

Gingerbread Holly - Waiting for Santa with Polkadoodles

Hello and Happy Friday everyone!

I'm here today with another of my card samples made for the recent digital release from Polkadoodles

This is Waiting for Santa from the Gingerbread Holly collection.


I think this is one of my favourite card styles this year - its an upright easel or upright Z-fold card and gives lots of opportunity to use the beautiful papers from the collection.

The papers I have used are from the new collection Paper set 1 and Paper set 2  and and the circular sentiment is from the Baked with Love greetings bundle

The sentiment on my base panel is from the Gingerbread Holly greetings bundle and I have used some holly leaves from the Baked with Love foliage collection

Isn't she so sweet ?

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


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Waiting for Santa
Polkadoodles digital papers and sentiment
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - torn edge circles
Lisa Horton Crafts euphoria Watercolour paints - gold
Lawn Fawn custom craft dies - Stitched Simple Wavy borders
Crafters Companion sparkle pen - clear
Sakura Gelly Roll pen -  white, black, stardust
Sequins
Ribbon


Promarkers used :

Ginger:                pastel beige, sandstone, caramel
                           pale pink

Dress & Hat:        forest green, bright green, leaf green      

Moon:                  gold, sunflower, buttercup

Candy Cane:        burgundy, poppy, lipstick red

                      
Holly:                  holly, emerald, pastel green

Berries:               burgundy, poppy, lipstick red   


Sign:                   pastel beige, sandstone, caramel


Stars:                  lavender, ivory
                     


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



 Wendy x




Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Ho Ho Ho with Pink Gem Designs

Hello everyone - wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.  

I'm here today on my blog to share another Christmas card that I've made using the Santa Gnome and Reindeer digital stamp set by Pink Gem Designs.


This digital download set is available in the Etsy shop Santa Gnome and Reindeer and it comes as a pre-coloured digital stamp, a black and white version and there is a cute sentiment included with the set too. 

I love colouring my digital images with my marker pens, but sometimes when we don't have lots of time and especially at Christmas when there are so many cards to make, using a pre-coloured image is so fast and it's really easy to make a gorgeous card too.


This is a 5" x 7" card so I started by creating my background - I used a snowflake digital paper from my stash and then overlaid the sentiment onto this using my graphics software on the computer.  Next I resized the image to suite this panel and printed this out twice so it cut be decoupaged.








I really hope that you like 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 Santa Gnome and Reindeer digital stamp set
Polkadoodles digital paper - Gingerbread Holly collection
Crafters Companion Snowflake border die
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria glitter cardstock
Sakura Gelly roll pen - metallic green
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Crafters companion sparkle pen - clear
glossy accents


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


Wendy x

Monday, 21 November 2022

Bitty Bears Christmas with Last Minute Manda

Hello everyone I hope that you are having a lovely Monday!.... it's definitely starting to feel a little chillier here every day and i can imagine having the fire lit in a few days time.  We have some horrible strong winds forecast for the next few days sadly so a few sleepless nights are on the cards.

It's the start of a new week and today I'm here to share another cute Christmas card that I've made for Last Minute Manda 



I have another cute little bear is from the Bitty Bear Christmas set  - I do love this set as the images are very sweet and so easy to colour and create quick cards.

Today I have a 6 x 6 card - the front panel of the card is split to reveal the pretty Christmas papers in the background and I've added a die cute fancy border for extra detail.

I die cute a circle of white card and a layer of red and used a holly embossing folder to add texture - Using a small detail brush I have added green distress ink to the holly leaves and then red metallic pen for the holly berries.




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
DoCrafts Christmas Papers
Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Holly leaves
Lisa Horton Crafts dies - Nested torn edge
Lisa Horton Crafts Washi tape Sentiment strip 
Craftwork Cards Candi
Crafters Companion border die
Crafters Companion sparkle pen - clear
Distress ink - lucky clover
glossy accents
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black, metallic red



Promarkers used :

Bear:                  caramel, sandstone, pastel beige
                          pale pink, pale blossom

Bow:                   gold, pumpkin, ivory

Present:             forest green, bright green, leaf green
                         gold, pumpkin, ivory

Candy Cane:       burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                         lavender, ivory 
                     
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

dis digi designs challenge Give Thanks  () (0 of 3)

intaas Christmas #(72) (3 of 3)




colorful options (50) unlimited

through the purple haze  monochromatic () (0 of 3)

aud sentiments () (0 of 5)

Critter Crazy Challenge (100) (3 of 5)

We love stamping  (105) (3 of 3)


Dragonfly Dreams  (126) (3 of 3)

Crafty Calendar Challenge (164) ( 3 of 3)




not2shabby (10) (2 of 3)


inspiration station challenge  () Unlimited       harvest



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


 Wendy x

Sunday, 20 November 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - Pile of Gifts with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone - I hope that you have had a lovely Sunday.

I have another card for you today from the very cute new digital release Theo the Penguin from Polkadoodles.


This digital is called Pile of Gifts and I think would be great for lots of different celebrations. I used the black and white digital stamp and coloured him with my promarkers but he is also available as a pre-coloured image

I added some simple stencilling in red ink to the top of a plain white tag using the Heavenly Circles stencil and then adhered some of the patterned paper from paper bundle 4 to the bottom of the tag along with some red satin ribbon before added my fussy cut penguin to the tag using foam tape.  The sentiment is from the greetings bundle. and I've inked the edges to match my stencilling and then added some iridescent gemstones to the tag.

The tag would be perfect added to a Christmas gift as it is but I wanted to add it to a simple 6 x 6 card.

I've chose extra papers from the paper bundle 1 and layered these on my card base adding a snowflake border, die cut from matching red card.

I added some extra die cut some snowflakes and ribbon to the top of my tag to finish off. 

It's a little bit more fussy than my normal style of cards but I wanted to make something bright and cheerful and am really happy with how it turned out.

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


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Pile of Presents
Polkadoodles digital paper - Penguin collection - Set 4 and 1
Polkadoodles creative stencil - heavenly circles
Lawn Fawn Custom Dies - Stitched Borders
Lawn Fawn Custom Dies - Stitched Simple Wavy Borders
Craftwork Cards Pre-cut Gift Tag
Distress Ink - candied apple
Crafters Companion Sparkle Pen - Clear
Crafters Companion snowflake border die
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black, blue
Crafters Companion small snowflake die
Baker Ross mini snowflake punch
Pretty Pink Posh gemstones - sugar plum mix
Sakura Gelly Roll pens - white, black, metallic gold, metallic grey


Promarkers used :

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

Presents:         burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                       pumpkin, gold, ivory
                       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, 18 November 2022

New Release - Theo the Penguin - Which Way with Polkadoodles

Hello everyone - its Friday Yeah! and today I am so happy because I can start to share my samples for the latest new digital release from Polkadoodles


It's another super cute new collection of digital stamps, papers and of course sentiments which was launched by Nikky Hall last night - if you didn't manage to watch here is a link so you can watch in catch up.
 

This new collection is called Theo the Penguin and there are some gorgeous images that will be perfect for not only your Christmas projects but winter celebrations and other projects too.  If you head over to the website there is currently a huge 35% discount off the collection (for a limited time only) and for those Polkadoodles VIP's you should have received an email yesterday with a very special discount just for you. 

If you aren't a VIP then why not sign up, its free and you will receive emails in the future with special savings on new and existing releases.

I had loads of fun working with this new release  - who doesn't love penguins after all.  I'll be sharing more of my projects with you over the next few weeks.  
There is also lots more inspiration for you for this collection from the DT over on the Polkadoodles ideas gallery.

My first larger 5 x 7 card I have used the digital stamp  Which Way which I have coloured using my Promarkers.  He is also available as a pre-coloured digital so don't worry if you prefer not to colour yourself. It also great using the pre-coloured digitals as they make such easy and quick projects - perfect at busy times of the year.

I created a simple ink blended background fro this card using distress oxides and then splattered this first with water, to lift the ink and then splattered with white paint to give a snowy look.

I die cut two snowbanks for the bottom of the card and then finished it off with some glitter and confetti.

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


Hasta luego 👋 


Enjoy the rest of your day !


Card recipe:
Polkadoodles digital stamp - Theo the Penguin - Which Way
Lawn Fawn Dies - Stitched Simple Wavy Border
Pretty Pink Posh confetti - friendship mix
Distress Oxide Ink - kitsch flamingo, salvaged patina, salty ocean
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria Watercolour paints - white
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Sakura Gelly Roll pen - white, black, blue
glossy accents
Craftelier sequins



Promarkers used :

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

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

Scarves:          burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                   

Pole:               burgundy, poppy, lipstick red
                      lavender, ivory
                      pumpkin, gold, ivory


                   


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

Wendy x

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Everyone Gnomes you love Hot Chocolate with Pink Gem Designs

Hello everyone - wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.  

I'm here today on my blog to share a Christmas card that  I've made using the Hot Chocolate Gnome digital stamp set by Pink Gem Designs.


This digital download set is available in the Etsy shop Chocolate Gnome and it comes as a pre-coloured digital stamp a black and white version and there is a cute sentiment included with the set too. Normally I choose to colour the stamps myself but I'm waiting for some replacement Promarkers to arrive and I couldn't wait to use this design.

I resized the image to suit a larger 5 x 7 card blank and then printed it out twice so that I could fussy cut and decoupage some of the gnome features of the design.


The green polka dot background paper that I have used was left over from the Baking Ginger gift bag set that I shared from the other week and I have used a border die to give this a simple cross stitched edge.

I decided to create a snowy hillside for my gnome to site on, cutting some gorgeous white glitter cardstock with border dies again.

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 Hot Chocolate Gnome digital stamp set
Pink Gem Designs paper - Baking Ginger Gift bag set
Lawn Fawn Custom craft dies - stitched borders
Lawn Fawn Custom craft dies - stitched wavy borders
Lisa Horton Crafts Euphoria glitter cardstock
Sakura Gelly roll pen - metallic green
Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles - Icicle Blue
Crafters companion sparkle pen - clear
glossy accents

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

dis digi designs challenge Give Thanks  () (0 of 3)

intaas Christmas #(72) (3 of 3)




colorful options (46) unlimited

through the purple haze  monochromatic () (0 of 3)

aud sentiments () (0 of 5)


We love stamping  (94) (2 of 3)


Dragonfly Dreams  (126) (3 of 3)

Crafty Calendar Challenge (164) ( 3 of 3)




not2shabby (9) (1 of 3)


inspiration station challenge  () Unlimited       


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


Wendy x