Sunday, January 31, 2021

You're GNOME-azing from POLKADOODLES- Adorable

I'm sure that you Crafty Folks LOVE Gnomes the same as I do!  Think it's just that Huge nose and full beards that just gives me a chuckle!  I'm thrilled to use my first Gnome from Polkadoodles called "Your Gnome-azing".  She's in her garden which is just where I like to be.  I used a combination of soft and deep colors on her, adding a "woven" look to her hat.  In addition, I used one of Polkadoodles many metal dies called Flower Flourish.  This die comes with solid as well as a filigree cut, so 6 flower sizes and shapes-very versatile.  I finished my flowers with buttons in the centers. After I aged the image with light brown ink, I matted it with blue cardstock and mounted it to one of the many paper packs found at PD!  This pack is called "Soft & Scrumptious" and IS Gorgeous.
There are so many crafting supplies at this great site, please check them out!  I think I have more GNOMES in my future.  They have a six new characters out right now and more to come.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Frosty Smiles Collection at Polkadoodles- Hello Frosty Snowman is a great one for Valentine's Day

 One of the newest collections over at Polkadoodles is the "Frosty Smiles" group and this one is called Frosty Smiles-Hello Frosty Snowman.  The Bundle can be found at this link here. 
They come digitally, black & white or pre-colored.  This is one of my favorites in the group, colored with my fav medium, copics.
For the card, I put a strip in the middle of the design paper of glitter heavy cardstock.  I mounted the image that I'd brushed Milled Lavender Oxide around the edges in the center. Stamped a sentiment from my stash (edged in diamond stickles) and then went crazy with snowflakes everywhere!! Gradient design paper in  the inside with another stamped sentiment.
Copics used:
Bird:  C02-03-04, YR21
Snowman:  RV91, RV10, C0, C01, YR21, YR12
Hearts:  RV00, RV91
Scarf:  RV34, hearts White Waterbased Sharpie
Twigs:  W3
Background:  B000
Diamond Stickles

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Polkadoodles New Winter Collection: Frosty Smiles- Snowman Friends

 Hi there -Carolyn from Illinois on this chilly, FROSTY morning!  As Valentines Day approaches, this image from Polkadoodles called Frosty Smiles - Snowman Friends, will make a great card for SO many people!

 Snowmen Friends Too Cute digital stamp download including SVG file This is the image just using copics to color it up:

Copics Used:
Blues: B0000,B000,B00,B21,B12,B23
Pinks: RV000,RV00,RV29-63-52-55-91
Browns: E44-42-43-44, W3
Grays: C0,C00,C1            
Yellows: Y32,YR21,YR12  
Prismcolor pencils: French Grey, Scarlet Lake,Pnk 
                                                        Papers, flowers,snowflake chipboard,stencil,die all from my stash.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Frosty Smiles- Happy Snowman Couple from Polkadoodles-newest collection release

Hi folks, Carolyn from Illinois!  It's very cold and blustery outside but these warm, winter snowmen will be sure to warm your heart!  Especially for Friendship cards, Valentine's Day cards, etc.  This is from the new collection from Polkadoodles  called Frosty Smiles-Happy Snowman Couple (that's the name of this image).

I used Copics as my favorite Medium and here they are:

Snowmen:  B0000, B000, YR12, YR21,C0, C01
Twigs & gloves:  W3, RV21
Headband: W3, RV21, C2
Cap:  YG05
Background:  B000, B0000
Liquid Pearls Petal Pink

 Thanks for looking!

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Crafty Gals Corner--Snow Much Fun 
Little Red Wagon--Use Dies 
Mod Squad--Snow related
The Paper Shelter--New Beginnings
The Sisterhood of Crafters- die cuts/embossing

Friday, January 15, 2021

Winter is a time for Skating at All Dressed Up Stamps

It's time for the new month long Challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps!!!  Hope you are all staying snug and warm in your homes, crafting away.  Perfect time for you to join us!