Saturday, July 17, 2021

Pinkfresh Cards - New Style for Me!

Well I have found a new style!!  I was always wondering when the flower cards would move me and they finally did!!!  Pinkfresh has all kinds of amazing products but in these cards I have used the layering stencils the most.  In some cases they have 4-6 layers and that's how I got the stunning variety of colours using my distress oxides.  

This set of stencils is called "Friendship Blooms".  You can buy a die for them for them but it wasn't available when I purchased the stencils so I used my Brother Scan N Cut.  I layered the slimline card using Craft Consortium's Candy line paper called "Ink Drops" and the "Slim Fancy Diagonal Stripes" die from Pinkfresh.


I'm entering this card in the July "Butterfly" challenge over at Pinkfresh.

I have some more cards using PF's "Be Strong" stamp set, stencils and die.

I created the sentiment using a set of dies from waaaaay back when!  LOL!  Was happy to use some stash!  I die cut another set of flowers from vellum to layer under the coloured ones for some added depth.
I used my Silhouette to create the sentiment and the background vellum piece.  I embossed the flowers in gold and then coloured them using distress oxides. 

I am certainly having fun with these new items and am looking forward to more!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Eulanda

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Winnie - Let's Hang Out

The latest Polkadoodles Winnie release!!  WOOOOOOO!!


The first thing I did was pick out my papers, which I always do because then I know what colours I want to use to colour up my images.  I chose the background paper from the Peeling Paint 6" x 6" paper pad (ahem - which is on sale by the way 😀) and a few more from the Adalene Craft paper pad (ahem - also on sale 😀🤣).


Introducing "Summer Dreams" from the recent Winnie's "Let's Hang Out" collection, available in black and white digipre-coloured light and pre-coloured deep skintones which all include a dxf/svg file. 

After I coloured her up using copics, I added some Wink of Stella to her daisy's.  Super sweet!


AND OH MY GOSH THE SENTIMENTS!!  You absolutely MUST check out the "Let's Hang Out" sentiment pack consisting of 37 phrases!!  😳😲 It's UH-MAZING!!


As some of you know, I really like using layers and couldn't help but add a few to this card.  I added some pretty flowers and a row of lace to top it off.  Oh!  And aren't those little pink ladybugs just so cute?!  🐞😊 


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Eulanda

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Some Polkadoodles CAS Cards

Hi there!  Are you up for a couple of quick and cute cards?  Well you've come to the right place!  Unless I'm in your Inbox right now then I came to you.  LOL!!  😀

Well ok, this first card should be a quick card but it wasn't for me.  LOL!!  They never are really.  I'm not use to creating 4.25" x 5" cards so I really had to think but I figured it turned out kinda cute!!  The image and sentiments are from "Donuts About You" 4" x 4" stamp set.  I layered up the white layer on to kraft paper but before I did I die cut the round frame out first.  I popped up that layer and the peas picture frame with foam tape - OMG AREN'T THEY SO CUTE?!  😀 I used left over pieces of design paper from "Bright & Beautiful, Sweet Tweet and Fresh Twist" pads.  Oh and did I mention that all these pads and the cute stamp set are on sale?

My next cutie card is a shaker and I've used images and the sentiment from "Toadal Sweetheart" 4" x 4" stamp set.  The papers are from "Toadally Cute" 6" x 6" craft papers that match the stamp set.  There are papers in the pad that are perfect for anything really.


I die cut the shape of my card first and then popped up a shaker layer adding some sequins and glitter I had in my stash.  I used this sentiment from "Toadal Sweetheart" stamp and added some foam dots to pop that up.


I coloured all the images using Copics before adding them up on the shaker layer using foam to these pieces as well.  I love height on my cards!  It's amazing how different a card can look after adding some.


Are you a texture and layering kind of card maker or do you like simple cards?  I give credit to those of you who can create a CAS card very easily.  That is a skill in itself!!  😀💕

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Eulanda

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Polkadoodles Snowball Kisses Card Tutorial

Today I'm going to share a full video on how to create this cute interactive Christmas card using acetate.

The image and sentiment are from the Snowball Kisses collection.  So many fabulous choices with this stamp set using lots of different pieces to create a cute scene!  I've added some white snowflakes to the front and then a 2nd sliver snowflake behind it so you never see the glue dots used to adhere them.


You can add any kind of outdoor scene here but I have used one from my stash and some trees too.  I added some chunky Icicle Stickles to the frame of the house as well as to the penguins hat and pom pom.



To make this cute little penguin interactive I used an "Action Wobble Spring" adhered to the back.


How to create this card:


I hope you've enjoyed this post!!  Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Eulanda 🥰

Friday, June 4, 2021

50% OFF SPELLBINDERS SALE

I would be remiss if I didn't share this!!!  🤣🤣🤣  I mean really!!  I don't want my friends paying full price for anything!!  Ok....well maybe there are some things but you know what I mean!  😀💕


50% OFF SPELLBINDERS SALE




Sunday, May 16, 2021

Fathers Day Inspiration

Looking for a father's day card?  Well maybe this can be a little inspiration for you!!  I've used paper from the "Happy Hour Kit" collection by Reminisce for my base layer as well as one of the layered stitched tags.  

Normally I don't use glitter for a masculine card but I die cut the glass from some "Best Creation" black glitter cardstock and filled Tonic's "Cheers Die and Shaker" shaker using some Heidi Swapp Marquee Love glitter (stash - YAY) and some Studio Katia glitter. 

I added some Tim Holtz metal stars and twine pieces from my stash to finish this off.


Hope you've enjoyed my masculine project today!

Enjoy your weekend all!

Hugs,
Eulanda

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Gnome-tastic Celebration Balloons

Today I've got a bright fun birthday card to share with you!  🎈🎂🎁

This image is soooooo adorable with those balloons!!!  It's from the Gnome-tastic digi collection called "Celebration Balloons", which is available in a black and white digi, pre-coloured deep and light skin.  It also comes with the svf and dxf files.  I added some white hearts with my Molotow paint marker to his hat to match those balloons.


I die cut some balloons using papers from the Hearts & Happiness 6" x 6" paper pack, which I also used for the base and 2nd layer of my card.  I managed to sneak in a few pieces from the Sweet Tweet paper pad so I had lots of balloons to layer up.  Even cut some from white cardstock and ran them through an embossing folder to give the illusion that my balloons are designed with circles or dots on them.


I printed out one of the 25 sayings from the Gnome-tastic Sentiments printable download digi set.  I love this because I hate trying to think of some kind of sentiment for my cards.  I'm horrible with words so I'm really not a fan of doing the inside of the cards either.  Having a selection makes it easier to just pick and print.  VOILA!!  I got ahead and added a bunch to a sheet of paper and even duplicated a few but changed the sizing in case I wanted it smaller or larger for other cards.  😀


Do you have a lot of birthdays in April?  This image is perfect for them but I could also see using it for an other occasion where we give gifts like an anniversary or congratulations card.  Very versatile for sure!  🥰

Thanks for stopping by!

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Copics:

BG00, 53, 57, 78
YG01, 05, 07, 17, G28
RV00, 63, 55, 66
W0, 1, 3, 5

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Polkadoodles Gnome-tastic Collection

Hello and welcome back!!  Today's card features a cute sentiment in a shaker tag!


Normally I choose my papers first and then colour my image but this time I didn't and WOW is that a whole ton harder!!  LOL!  Never again!  🤣🤣  I did print out a sheet from Octavia Moonfly - Paper Heaven 4 on the Ultimate Graphic paper and used that for my base layer.  Then I cut a tag or wide arrow shape using a sheet from the Timeless Rose 6" x 6" craft paper pad.

I combined 2 images from the new Gnometastic collection and the first is  Gnometastic "Birthday Cake" digi available in black and whitelight skin precoloured and deep skin precoloured and all include the svg/dxf file.  The 2nd image is Gnometastic "Birthday Gift" digi available in black black and whitelight skin precoloured and deep skin precoloured all include the svg/dxf file.  I coloured this image using my copics and listed them below.  I did add some sort of hash marks or burlap look to her hat using my prisma pencil crayon for some added texture and some cute copic flower shapes to her top.  Ohhhh and I did get the idea of his apron from the pre-coloured image.  So cute with the stripes!

The slimline shape made it easy to add a sentiment right beside the image allowing me to use a sentiment to the shaker element from the new Gnome-tastic Sentiments printable downloads.  I like not having to think of a sentiment so this set is just handy and I also like that because it's a download, you can size it anyway you want it!!  

After adding some ribbon, glittery pop up pearls and flowers embellishment this card was done!!

Have you ever heard the song "If I Knew You Were comin'"?  This card reminded me of that song.  I'm pretty sure I heard it on Sesame Street (a child's show from when I was a kid) but it turns out it was an actual song released in 1950!  

If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake, baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin' I'd've baked a cake
Howdya do, howdya do, howdya do?

There's more but I thought this was enough to have it stuck in our head so ... you're welcome!  🤣🤣🤣

Have a great day!
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Copics:

W1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 100
C00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10
E33, 35, 57, 79
RV13, 25, 29, 69
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20, 21
Y11, 15, 17, 38, YR23, 24

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Polkadoodles Flying High

Today I'm sharing how I've used stencils to create the shaker box layer. 


In order to create the base I've used some Ultimate Graphic 160gsm paper pack and printed a design paper from the Eden Collection - Paper Heaven 1-10 digital craft bundle and cut with a scalloped slimline die.

I started the shaker creating a heart filled sky by using distress oxide inks and the Hearts & Circles Layering Stencils like this:

Layer 1 - Circle stencil with Spun Sugar

Layer 2 - Larger hearts with Kitsch Flamingo

Layer 3 - Small hearts using Picked Raspberry 


I then added my shaker contents and some clouds so I could pop my image right on top.  I coloured up You're Flying High digi stamp using my copics then adhered a double layer of foam tape to really make her pop.  She's also available pre-coloured for those occasions when you might not want to colour or need a quick card!


The saying was created using 2 stamps from the Super Sentiment stamp pack that contains 49 clear polymer stamps.  Tons of great words to create any sentiment for your projects!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stay crafty!!
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Copics:

C00, 0, 1, 3, 5
BV000, 02, 13, 08
RV13, 25, 20, 69
Y00, 11, 15, YR23, 24
Y11, 15, 17, E15, 18
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20

Gnome-tastic Strawberry Dream

Today I am sharing a shaped card for you featuring an image from the Gnome-tastic digi collection.


I knew when I saw this image that I wanted to create my card with some greens and reds without making it look like Christmas.  (Not easy! 🤣)  Those strawberries are just far too luscious not to feature.  I picked a few papers from the Octavia Moonfly - Paper Heaven 4 digi collection using Ultimate Graphic paper and cut this pretty shapely card using my Silhouette. 😀

This image is "Strawberry Dream" and available in digital black and white, pre-coloured light and deep skin along with svg and dxf files.  I've coloured the image using my copics (combo's listed below) and added a cute little wood table for him.  I think he's getting ready to make some strawberry shortcake and maybe freezer jam!!  Nom nom!!!  🧑🏼‍🍳🍓


I've paired this card up with a sentiment from the Gnome-tastic Sentiments collection and WOW what a collection this is!!!  You get 25 sentiments and some of them would be perfect to actually use as a focal piece!  Hmmmm...well now, that gives me an idea!!  I think I should try that myself!!  LOL!!  I've used PD's Posydoodles Basic tags to create 2 layers to my sentiment, one black layer and then the white sentiment layer.  I curled it a little in the middle so it pops out and then curled the tail end the opposite way so it looks like kind of a wave.  I also popped a few foam dots right in the middle between the black and white layers to give it even more dimension.  


I wanted a couple of embellishment strawberries so added 2 die cut ones using corrugated glitter paper.  I've had that in my stash forEVER so it was nice to finally use it.  Oops!!  LOL!  Ooooooo it's so pretty in real life!!  I really am the kind of person who "what I see I use" so if something is hiding, unfortunately it doesn't get used.  Do you have this happen to you as well??  Yup I really needed multiple sheets of it!!  🤣🤣🤣


I hope you're enjoying this collection as much as I am!!  So super cute and nice to have the gnomies in digital form.  Gotta love that instant gratification!!  

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs!  🥰
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Copics:

R22, 24, 29, 59
YG03, 63, 67, G99
E50, 51, 53, 55
E00, 000, 04, 11, 21
E34, 35, 59, 79
C00, 1, 3, 5, 7
W3, 5, 7, 9

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Polkadoodles Horace & Boo - Surprise

Today I'm sharing this adorable outdoor birthday scene starring Horace & Boo!


This Horace & Boo - Surprise polymer stamp is also available in digi form.  As you can tell by the image, I've added a whole outdoors landscape using my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  I think I'm living vicariously through my scenes.  🤣🤣

I popped up the image on the Squarey Swirly Hearts die and used papers from the the Hearts & Happiness 6" x 6" paper pack.  This pack contains such pretty subtle peaches and blues and just perfect for those spring and summer projects.


I created the the saying using the Super Sentiments collection that comes with 49 clear polymer stamps.  So easy to make up any saying for every day and occasion cards!  I added a few wooden stars that I painted with some gesso to create more of a shabby look.


Thought I would add a layer of lace topped by some peach rhinestone lace to just finish off the card.


Are you starting to creating those spring/summer/easter cards now too?

Thanks for stopping by today!
Eulanda

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Maggie Gnome Ladybug Walk - Twistoon

When I saw this digi image created by Lisa at Twistoon I knew I had to colour her up!!


The image itself is called Maggie Gnome Ladybug Walk and I've coloured her with copics.  

Here is the original image so you can see how much of a scene I've created.  It was fun and such a super cute gnome!!!  😀 Also she's having a huge 50-70% off sale this weekend!!  😳

Hope you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend and just maybe getting in some crafty time!

Hugs,

Eulanda

Friday, March 26, 2021

MFT Hug It Out

I did share this on Facebook and Instagram but then I realized I had added my colours here so if nothing more, at least I have them documented.  LOL!

This is MFT's "Hug it Out" and OOOOOOOOOOOO this set is so stinkin' adorable I just couldn't refuse it!!  And I'm pretty sure we could all use a ton of hugs!!  I am so lucky that I actually have a hubby who gives the best hugs ever!  He's more than a head taller than me but he bends down to my height and softens right up and squeezes tight!  I never thought the day would come when I described the way my husband hugs me!!  LOL!!! 


I hope you all have a good and creative weekend!!
Sending you big, warm, squishy hugs!!  

Eulanda

Prismacolour Pencils:
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Warm grey 10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%
French grey 10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%
Spring green, apple green, grass green, dark green
Cool grey 10%, 20%, 30%
Deco pink, blush pink, pink
White, sand, goldenrod, burnt ochre, light umber, dark brown

Polkadoodles Hyacinth

Hello and welcome back!!  Today I'm sharing a quick tip on how to shabby up those card edges!!  😀


I went with super bold colours on this card, more for a challenge because I wanted to see how the colours would turn out once completed.  Well, it's BOLD I'll say that.  LOL!  I printed out some papers from the Winnie Celebrations Kit 3 digi papers on PD's Ultimate Graphic 160gsm paper pack.

Not sure if you can see it but I snuck in the Delicate Daisy Corner craft cutting die into the left corner of the card and added flowers...albeit over top but you can still see it sticking out.  

I've used my copics to colour up this beauty digi called Hyacinth Darling Bud, which is also available in a clear polymer stamp.  


Aren't these Love Hearts just adorable?!!  I stamped them out onto copic paper, cut them using my Brother scan and cut then coloured them with the same combo that I used on the image.    


So my tip to create fast shabby edges is simply to use a Zutter!!  Check it out right here!  Just don't shove your paper into it because I know it's meant for heavier papers including chipboard and I've made that mistake myself.  🤣🤣🤣 

Thanks for stopping by!!  🥰

DISTRESSING EDGES VIDEO




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Copics:

B01, 02, 04, 05, 06
BV01, 34, 17, 08
W3, 5, 7, 9
RV13, 25, 29, 69
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21

Friday, March 12, 2021

Polkadoodles Honeypie Spring Lambs

 Today I'm sharing my latest card using a new digi image from the cute Honeypie line!


This image is called Honeypie Spring Lambs (svg file included) and I coloured the image using my Prismacolor pencil crayons (listed below).  I added some extra details such as the dots on her flowers and the crosshatch design on her hat.  AND THOSE LAMBS?!!  Soooo sooo adorable!  The matching papers that I've layered are from the Vintage Candy 6" x 6" paper pad.


I thought I would add a cute little sentiment using my labeler and also cut the sentiment out using PD's Posydoodle tags.  I added some pink distress oxide ink to the chipboard hearts and topped them off with some icicle Stickles for an extra sparkle.


Hope you enjoyed my card today and if you get a moment check out the new Honeypie collection!  They are super cute!

Hugs,
Eulanda
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Cool Grey - 10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%
Deco Pink, Pink, Magenta
Beige, Burnt Ochre, Sienna Brown, Chocolate, Dark Brown
Sky Blue, Non-Photo Blue, True Blue