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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Hello (again) Friend

Hello I'm back again with another make for Polkadoodles using the fabulous Hello Friend stamp set.
I adore this set and can see me using it a lot!
This is a really quick and simple card, but very effective because of the size of the sentiment.

To make this I stamped the larger butterfly randomly on a piece of water colour card. I did a loose watercolour of them using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. I then grabbed an off cut of watercolour card and did a wash with the paints in the same colours I used the paint the butterflies. I then stampes the bubbles to create a border around the edge, and that impressive sentiment in the middle. I used a stamping tool and stamped 3 times to make the word very dark. I then did some basic matting and layering and a card is made.

See you again soon.

#polkadoodles #cardmaking #stamping #kuretakegansaitambi #hellofriend

Thursday, 23 May 2019

(You make my) Heart Sing

Helloooo bloggers, it is I again with another make for the Polkadoodles blog team.

This time I've used the Heart Sing stamp set.

To make this card I stamped the beautiful flower image randomly over a 14cm square piece of card, leaving a space in the centre for the sentiment. I then coloured the flowers with Copic Markers. I wanted the flowers to pop more from the page so I outline them with a blue marker to add a bit of shadow. Well as you can see I dropped a pen and ruined the card front. Or did I?
 I was quite pleased with the colouring on the flowers and really didn't want to bin it so I stamped a couple more flowers onto some more card and coloured them in. I then fussy cut one out and placed it over where I had made a blob. I turned the card base over and marked on the back on the flower where to trim to match the card.


I then put the extra flower on 3D foam to add further interest.
And then so it looked like I had meant to do that all along I coloured and fussy cut another flower and mounted onto 3D foam and place over the flower at the top left, offsetting the bottom one.
I then mounted the card base onto some black card and then onto a 15cm square card.
And there you have it.

Hope you've learnt something today.
See you next time.
#polkadoodles #stamping #cardmaking #copics #crafting

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Hello friend(s)

Well I'm back again, who knew lol

So after helping out to do some TV samples for Nikky and Lou Sims, I found myself back on one of the Polkadoodles teams. I am so happy to be back as you all know I have always loved everything Polkadoodles, and it seems Nikky still loves me makes, so here I am. I am part of the new blogging team with some very, very talented crafters. You can find us all HERE on the new blog.

So here is my first make.
I've used the Hello Friend stamp set.

I've started off by stamping onto watercolour card with a sticky ink and then heat embossing with a clear embossing powder.
 Then I sprayed a little bit of water into the flower head stamped areas and sprinkling on some Brusho Powder.
 I then used a different colour Brusho for the butterflies.
 Allow your card to fully dry before the next step.
I used a stamping tool to keep my background in place and placed the hello sentiment from the stamp set where I wanted it. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink. I stamped it again twice more in the same place to ensure nice strong coverage so it stands out.
 I then loosely coloured around the flowers and butterflies with some Brushos. And stamped and coloured the flower in the Mason jar onto a separate piece of watercolour card. I then fussy cut that out and glued flat onto the card background. I then drew around it with a black paint pen to make it pop more. Finally I added my usual squiggle around the edges, mounted onto a black mat and then onto an A5 card base.
#polkadoodles #cardmaking #stamping #brushos #hellofriend

Monday, 8 April 2019

Where does time go!

Oh my goodness, where does time go, this past 14 months have just flown by, and so very much has happened in that time. I won't however bore you with it. I kept thinking to myself, I will blog next week, I will blog next week.... yeah right!

Anyhoo today is the day I do blog.

So the reason I here you ask?
Well I got to play with some fab new goodies from Polkadoodles for their shows on Hochanda today. The very talented Louise Sims is on air with them at 12pm and 5pm. I hope you catch the shows.
All my makes are using these products here. I had such fun playing with PD goodies again. I have been buying them during the year I had a break from the team, I think you all know I was a customer before I was on the team, so why should that change while I was having a break, I genuinely do love Polkadoodles products.

It may take me a while in getting used to blogging again, but I will try!
So stop blabbing I hear you say, where are your makes you shout. So here they are.

So hopefully they were good enough for Nikky and Lou to ask me to play again. If they do I will no doubt be back soon.

Monday, 21 May 2018


Good afternoon everyone, I know it's been a while since I blogged, my last post was in March but I actually wrote it before I went to Greece in February. For those that don't know, I went volunteering at a cat rescue for 2 weeks, I loved every single minute of it and will be doing it again later in the year. 

So lots and lots has happened since then, it's been a very, very busy time for me with one thing and another, but I'll fill you in with that later, I promise I will be back blogging real soon.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Good morning and a happy 
 This week as we are close to St Patricks day the team were challenged to make something Green, and here is my make.
I used one of the pre-coloured monsters from the Little Monsters download kit, and one of the messages from the bigger kit. I created a background using Brushos, amd added some squiggly lines around the edges and inked the edge of the card. I then printed out the monster and message and fussy cut them. I inked the edges of the monster black so no white showed, and then inked the edges of the speech bubble green. I mounted everything onto 3D foam and stuck in place.

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Friday, 9 March 2018


Good morning everyone. It's time for another new challenge from the Polkadoodles blog. With it being close to St Patricks day, the team were challenged to make something with lots of green in it.
And here is my make.
I've used one of the monsters from the Little Monsters Funky Stamp set, and a sentiment from the Monster Messages stamp set. You could do what I did and buy the whole collection to save a few pennies. And I'm sure it's cheaper now than when I bought it so it is a monster bargain!
I took a few photos while making this to show you how I did it, so here you are.

I stamped the Monster and message in black onto watercolour card and used a water pen just inside the monster. I then added some Brushos and allowed it to dry.
 I then stamped the monster on a post it note to use as as mask. I then sprayed the card with water and added more brushes in a different green.
I then sprayed a bit more water to mix the colours more. I then used a heat gun to dry it off and added some lines around the edges, and also inked the edge of the card to make it stand out more. Finally I added 3D foam to the back and stuck it to the card blank.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

For a Lady

Good morning a very happy
 I know, these weeks are flying by aren't they!
This week the team at the Digi Choosday blog were challenged to make something for a lady, and here is my make.
I used the Winnie Celebrations 2 collection to make this. I used a pre-coloured image, 2 papers and a sentiment. I matted the papers and image onto coordinating card and mounted onto 3D foam to give it dimension. I added some pearls around the sentiment and at the bottom of the card, and finally added a bow. This image could be used for lots of occasions, not just birthdays.
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