Sunday, 23 October 2016

Winnie Winterland Skating

Hello! This is the 3rd card I made the other day which is from my Winnie Winterland collection released last week. I've used one of the Design Sheets with this gorgeous pre-coloured image which can just be cut out. 



These are the products I've used today...
   

     
  



Saturday, 22 October 2016

Anything Goes with the Pencil Case

Hi! Time for a new challenge at the PENCIL CASE BLOG today! Make sure you pop over and see the amazing colouring from all the girls, they all did such a great job this week and you can win some Polkadoodles stash!

I love this cute Winnie Fairy image which is from my Winnie Winterland collection released last week. This collection has been one of our biggest selling ever, I'm humbled how much you all adore Winnie so much, she just seems to tick all the boxes which is really lovely...I've coloured her here with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils.

    
My colouring has taken a real dive at the moment, I don't seem to be getting much release from my neck and hand pain and any kind of colouring is really aggravating it so I'm struggling to really sit and do much colouring at all...it's so noticable that you really do need to practice practice practice and the more you do the better you are for sure, this colouring was very messy for me so excuse the fluff around her chin but it is what it is lol....
I've been dying - literally - to get some proper playtime with my new die range. It's the same old story - things are so manic I barely get chance to craft any more and time flies so fast I go from one launch straight into the next without barely touching the stash, it's a CRIME, I tell you, a CRIME! Today I decided to take a little time out and actually MAKE something for a change and I had some fun....
One of my favourite dies from our first release is the completely awesome CHERRY BLOSSOM die which is so unbelievably versatile. I looked at it and just decided I wanted to make it into a Christmas Tree....
So all I did was cut it from 3 different colours of green...oh! I just got a Gemini die-cutting machine (because of my neck issues, thought it might help and it does) from Crafter's Companion....I LOVE it! I read a few reviews where people had had issues and returned theirs but mine is perfect and you know me - I only recommend things if they really work and I LOVE this machine! Perfect cuts every time and a reasonable price too, definitely one for your Xmas Lists, peeps!
Anyway, I wanted red baubles and I confess I kinda messed it up a bit here...could I find my red pearls, Nuvo Drops from Tonic or anything else for baubles? No, of course I couldn't!
I had it in my head - you know where you won't move from the thought - that I wanted to HEAT EMBOSS my baubles because we have just got WOW Embossing powders in the Polkadoodles store and I've been itching to use this Burgundy glitter one. Anyway in the end I fluffed it right up, I made baubles from Collal glue, then realised it was going to dry flat and in my total stupidity instead of letting it dry I decided to go straight over the top with a random colour of Nuvo Drops. Yes, over the top. Now...

I KNOW....
this...
Doesn't work...
ever.
I have done this so many times.
And it never ever works...it's like sticking your finger in your Stickles glue to see if it's dry. It never ever is, but you repeat the stupid behaviour every single time, without fail. We all do it, I've done a survey! Go on, admit it!
But I still keep repeating the same dumbass thing...
and this is how the baubles turn out...LET IT DRY, my crafty friend, LET IT DRY!
I can't!
It's torture!
I have to heat it I can't wait. And it doesnt work. Trust me, I'm a plank.
Anyway, so I sprinkled some more embossing glitter and opaque vanilla embossing powder on the embellies and heated them to it looks like sprinkles of snow. Sort of. Pffff.

So my tree was made just by adding the branches together and turning it upside down, I just trimmed what was the trunk away a little at the top to make it more pointy.
I cut the image using our Bubbleicious die which is just amazing, and the flowers and foliage are all from the Flowers 1 & 2 dies and Super Sprigs. I think Super Sprig might be my most favourite die ever ever ever I just love it to death. I want to sleep with it I think, I love it that much.

I've also fallen in love with the Flower dies too...the way they all work together is just fantastic and I've added little cream flowers from the Cherry Blossom set here to finish off.

Now I have something else in my head to do with these flowers and I need to make it SOON. Stay tuned! 

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Mr & Mrs Christmas under the Mistletoe!

Welcome! Today I have another card from our Winnie Winterland kit which is available HERE.

I'm always so busy I often don't get chance to use my own collections, I literally have to jump from one collection straight into designing something else and it's terrible sometimes, I could cry at all the lovely stuff I miss out on creating with lol...

I've had a day today where I've been a bit under the weather, just feeling a little 'meh' so I decided to take some time for me and just make a couple of things and this is one of them....
I just love Mr and Mrs Christmas here arent they so cute?
This was such a simple and quick card to make, I just printed off the image from the collection and cut it using the 'FITTING ROOM' sheet and the corresponding die which is the 
Ribbon/Gift die - which incidentally I LOVE!


I also wanted to play around and use my lovely new dies as I've not even barely had chance to use those yet either, too little time, too much to do lol! I decided these 2 had to be standing under some mistletoe so I used our uber mega versatile SUPER SPRIG and the FLOWERS to make a little lovely sprig for the top....







Friday, 7 October 2016

HSN | CraftingTools & Supplies featuring Stamping 10.05.2016 - 01 PM

So as if it wasn't enough having ONE kit on HSN.COM, we had this beauty on air too!

Whoop whoop!







I actually missed this show live because I was such an idiot with my time conversions and I was in such a spin I can't tell you, but this beautiful Christmas kit was a massive hit! We had a little more stock on this one so you can still buy this but I know there aren't many left and obviously it won't be restocked so get it while you can, you will LOVE these kits!



They are super duper high quality and Angie and I have literally been stroking the boxes, they're sublime in quality! I am very lucky that Angie from LDRS is totally on the same page about quality standards with me so we both just know that every kit we put out is the best it can be because we won't accept anything less.



So if you want to get your winter mittens on this beauty of a kit, get it HERE! 



In the meantime I have to also thank the LDRS Design Team who made superb samples for both shows and really pulled it out of the bag!



I've not stopped saying all week how thrilled I am - I don't normally get mega excited about things because I'm one of those people who takes things in her stride but this week I've been like a bee on hot bricks over here, I admit it!



Right, over and out, I'll be back soon with more news - there's just TOO TOO Much going on around here I'm meeting myself coming backwards!!! xxx

Little Darlings Winnie Everyday Polkadoodles Stamp Kit

WOW! So just where exactly do I start with this post? I'm hoping this video clip says it all, really!...













Yep, we sold out on US TV!!



Awesome!



I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about this, I have literally been like a Pacamac in the wind all week, giddy as your aunt, like a whirling dervish!



I have been holding onto this secret collaboration with Little Darlings since the start of 2016 and it has been KILLING me not being able to spill the beans, but now it's all out there....



Yes, you can now get Polkadoodles products at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, so if you're a retailer look out for stock coming soon for your store and if you're a consumer make sure you nag your local craft store to get them in!



There will obviously be much more coming soon, but in the meantime I'm soaking up these 2 adorable kits in the secret knowledge that I know what else is already lined up!



Muhahahhhhhahhhh!



Although this stock sold out on Wednesday it looks like a few might have dropped out of baskets so if you're uber lucky you might still be able to get it - give it a try, you can get it HERE