Friday, July 26, 2019


When it's time for me to create my card the first thing I always do is always pick my image.  The second thing?  My papers and OH what beautiful papers they are from Polkadoodles, "Winnie, Once Upon a Time"  At this point, I know what colors I'm going to use so that's when I pick my coloring medium.  This time I've chosen to use my copics.  Well....I think they were feeling somewhat neglected as I could hear their little cries of abandonment.  Oops!!  LOL!! 

After a few hours, she's finished!  I'm not the fastest colorist but I think it's because even after 10+ years of using them, I'm still not positive where my shadows go so for the most part, I just wing it. 😆  And picking my color combo's doesn't come naturally yet either so I have my trusty combo sheet right beside me.  I've decided to use this gorgeous Polkadoodles "Elegant Nest" die for her to sit atop. 

Next, I create my layers and a few extra's but I wasn't quite sure yet how they would all fit in.  When I start a card I have no idea what it's going to look like when it's done so it's very much a pleasant surprise.  LOL!   They just kind of magically come together!  Are yours like that too? 

Now here I've kind of planned on where I was going to place all of my layers.  It's a rather simple layout but I wanted the image and papers to come through.  I don't usually use sentiments on the front of my cards but I just happened to have a great 6 x 6 "Sentiment Paper Pack" from Polkadoodles that consists of 24 sheets of 96 sentiments!!!  WOW!!  So I die cut one of them using the "Posydoodles Tags" (also from PD) then cut a 2nd piece out of the design paper to layer underneath my sentiment.

Now here is when the really fun stuff comes in!!  EMBELLISHMENTS!!  I normally grab a handful of things I think I might use and end up using half of those and then another half I grab from my stash, or as I like to call it, "collection!"  hee hee   Seam binding or lace, always always flowers, sometimes chipboard, die cuts and gems!!  I always tell my husband if I were a fish I'd be never make it to old age.  The hook would come down all flashy like and OMG THERE'S SOME BLING!!! GULP!  Gone......yup.

It probably takes me a minimum of 2 hours to finish this part of the card after 2 hours of coloring so I'm kind of a slow crafter but I enjoy every minute of it!!  VOILA!

And here's the sweet digi Winnie Fairytale Faraway.

I knew I wanted to use a butterfly from the Polkadoodles "Butterfly Trio" and I ended up going for the medium-sized one.  I popped on a Tim Holtz nib and rose to finish it off.  

And my last picture is just a share of my bouquet and a stunning gem I found in my stash, popped on top of a seam binding bow!

I hope you managed to stick through that as I think it's the longest post I've ever written but there have been a number of people asking me how I create my card.  My reply is normally "I don't know, it just happens"!  LOL! 

Enjoy your weekend and keep it crafty!  💓


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