Love from Andrea ...

Thank you for visiting my new blog. I hope you enjoy my cards. I just love to make pretty things and if I'm not crafting or shopping for crafting supplies (it's a hobby in itself!) then I'm plotting and planning and thinking about what I want to make next!

Polkadoodles: Forgotten Techniques ...


There is a new challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog... it's always 'anything goes' but the DT were challenged to use a forgotten technique and I just can't turn down the opportunity to make another Christmas card so my project is a Christmas card but my forgotten technique is the doodled border around the edge of the card. My cards always used to have this kind of doodling on them and I'd forgotten how it can finish off a card and bring it all together within the focal point

I used a precoloured image, papers and sentiment tag from Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs (Polkadoodles) and added my favourite red saddlestitch ribbon, polka dot button, pins and stickles all from The Ribbon Girl. I also used corrugated kraft card and dimensional Snowpaste to add to the festive feeling









Halloween

Lots of Polkadoodles / Ribbon Girl goodies on these projects. I had the pleasure of using the brand new release of clear stamps from Polkadoodles last week - super fabulous Halloween themed stamps ... they are lovely!


Sweetie Box

From Polkadoodles: Fab-boo-lous clear stamps



Treat pocket

From Polkadoodles: Spooktacular clear stamps, Winnie Wednesday digital papers
From The Ribbon Girl: twill stripe ribbon, microdot ribbon, tartan ribbon, pencil stripe ribbon, tiny ricrac, silver star beads, decorative pins



Hanging Decoration:

From Polkadoodles: Fab-boo-lous clear stamps, Winnie Wednesday digital papers



Pumpkin shaped card

From Polkadoodles: Hey Pumpkin clear stamps, Winnie Wednesday digital papers



Card

From Polkadoodles: Fab-boo-lous clear stamps, Winnie Wednesday digital papers



Trick or Treat bag

From Polkadoodles: Fab-boo-lous clear stamps, Winnie Wednesday digital papers










Polkadoodles: Magical Unicorn Birthdays ...



There's a new challenge over at the Digi Choosday challenge blog today and the DT have been challenged to make a card for a little person. I've used papers and a sentiment  from the Winnie Celebrations 3 download kit and that fabulously magical unicorn image from Polkadoodles. The sparkly silver frame is diecut with the Polkadoodles Bubbleicious die

I added sparkly star beads and silver twine from The Ribbon Girl and lots and lots of glitter!





Challenges I'm entering:



Polkadoodles: The Great Outdoors



There is a new challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge blog, it's always 'anything goes' but today the DT were also challenged to create with the theme the great outdoors.

I've made this woodland scene on my card using the Foxy Fun critter die (coloured with Copics) the Nuts About You and 24 Carrot Friend clear stamps. The lovely background paper is from the Great Outdoors A5 paper pack all from Polkadoodles.

I added some faux hessian ribbon around his neck as a scarf and Liquid Pearls to the little die cut toadstools from The Ribbon Girl



The Ribbon Girl ...

There is a brand spanking new Anything Goes challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog today.


We have missed our regular challenges so are beginning again, every month on the first of each month. Please come over and join us, it would be lovely to have you playing along with us and we have super prizes from The Ribbon Girl and Polkadoodles

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For my project I have made a little treat pocket for a special friend of mine ... and I have managed not to eat the bar of chocolate!




Ingredients:




Papers and the sentiment from Winnie Special Moments big kit 


Back to school - Survival Kits ...

I have made some  'survival kits' for a few special people who are back to school after the long summer holiday next week. All the embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl and the papers, tag and sweet little bear image are from Nitwit Collections (links at the bottom)







Ingredients:

Nitwit Collections:


The Ribbon Girl:


Challenges I'm entering:


Polkadoodles: Bling it up ...



There is a new challenge over at the Digi Choosday Challenge blog, 'anything goes' as always but the DT were challenged to add bling. Well, sparkle is my middle name so that wasn't difficult!

I used a lovely pre-coloured Winnie image from the Fruit Punch download kit, together with two patterned papers from the same kit (Polkadoodles) and I added glitter to the parcels, her flower and hat and some adhesive gemstones





Challenges I'm entering:

Polkadoodles: Flowers ...



There is a new challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge blog, anything goes as usual but the DT were challenged to create with a 'flowers' theme.

I used a pre-coloured Winnie image from Winnie Celebrations 1 (Big Bunch) and patterned papers from the Winnie Celebrations 3 download kit (Polkadoodles) The silver twine, polka dot button and butterfly dangle beads are all from The Ribbon Girl and I made my own flower embellishment using a paper punch



Polkadoodles: Not A Card ...


There is a new challenge over at the Digi Choosday challenge blog ... always 'anything goes' the DT were challenged to create a Christmas project that isn't a card.  I have made a lovely bauble to hang on my Christmas tree using a precoloured image from Polkadoodles Work and Play 5 Festive Hollybobs



I printed the image onto rice paper and decoupaged it onto the plastic bauble base. Then I added lots of dimensional snow paste around the rest of the bauble, glittered it all and sealed the image with a spray matt sealer.



Challenges I'm entering:



Polkadoodles: Spooky Treats

How cute is this spooky card? I spent some time playing with the sweet Winnie Wednesday Halloween download collection from Polkadoodles to make this card.

Also, down there below the pictures I made a little video about this card - I was well out of my comfort zone and it's the first time I've done anything like this ... hopefully it worked!!

I used:

Image, papers and sentiment from Winnie Wednesday Halloween download collection




My first attempt at a video!


I'm entering this card into these challenges:


Polkadoodles: Christmas Colours


There is a new challenge this week over at the Polkadoodles challenge blog, it's always 'anything goes' but the DT were challenged to use Christmassy colours - and if I am given the opportunity to use Christmas colours then there is no way I'm not going all out Christmas!! We would love you to join us xx

I love the frosty blue/silver colours of the festive period and this little Winnie ice skating was just perfect for this card. Precoloured image, papers and sentiment tag are all from the Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs download kit and the diecut frame is the Bubbleicious die all available from Polkadoodles. I added a lot of Liquid Pearl dots and silver grey satin ribbon, both available from The Ribbon Girl



Work & Play 5 - Festive Hollybobs FULL Download Collection

Challenges:



Polkadoodles: Hip Hip Hooray ...



There's a new challenge over at the Digi Choosday challenge blog today and the DT have challenged themselves with an 'animal' theme ... mine is a 'magical' animal! I've used papers and a sentiment  from the Winnie Celebrations 3 download kit and that fabulously magical unicorn image from Polkadoodles.


I added shimmer to the unicorn horn, star and crystal pins, shabby ruffle and organza ribbon, silver twine and star beads from The Ribbon Girl





Polkadoodles: Relax!



Here comes summer ... the DT at Polkadoodles Challenge blog have challenged themselves to make a summer themed card

I used the cutesy Winnie, wood grain paper and sentiment from the Winnie Starfish/Sandcastles download kit, added some button twine from the Ribbon Girl and a chunky wooden button. Winnie is all ready for her summer holiday!


Challenges:



Polkadoodles: Greetings of the Season



There's a new challenge over at the Digi Choosday challenge blog - anything goes but the DT were challenged to create a Christmas card - easy peasy because I just LOVE Christmas!! I've used the cutest little dress up reindeer image from the Winnie White Christmas download kit together with the pretty papers and sentiment from the same kit (Polkadoodles). I've added some shimmer to the little Rudolph nose because let's face it you can't have too much glitter at Christmas time right?

I've also used 'petrol' satin ribbondecorative pinslaceadhesive pearls and a wooden snowflake button from The Ribbon Girl