Friday, 5 February 2016

True Love for Polkadoodles

Hello peeps.

I'm very honoured to announce that for the next 3 months I am going to be a Guest Designer over at Polkadoodles.   ~Happy Dance~

This is my first card for them for this fortnight's challenge - the theme is 'Love & Romance'.


I have used a digistamp called 'True Love', which is available as a separate download or as part of the Work & Play 9 'Love and Kisses' bundle or CD.

I coloured the image in with my Graph'It markers:
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4180
Her Hair: 1210, 1230, 1270
His Hair: 3210, 3255, 3290
Dress: Budding Rose PM, 6150

The engagement sentiment is from the Cherryblossom Lane CD and the patterned papers I've used are printed from 3 different Polkadoodles CDs. The dotty paper is from the Pretty Tuff CD and I've just roughened the edges with my scissors. The brown Circles paper is from Work & Play CD 6 and I die-cut it using an X-Cut Heart die before roughening the edges. I tried the same technique with a smaller heart die and some vellum but the vellum creased too much and didn't tear well. Instead I used the heart die as a template to draw on some more plain vellum and tore it by hand.


To make the shaker I passed the rose paper (from the Pretty Sweet CD) through my ebosser machine with two nesting circle dies, which made a circular frame. This was then taped on top of a circle of acetate, which was cut with the largest of the two circle dies. I attached foam tape all around the underside of the acetate circle, making sure to leave no gaps. For the shaker pieces I punched some heart shapes from vellum.The patterned vellum was some that I've had for years from a pound shop. The coloured vellum started off white so I coloured it with a Graph'It marker to match the Chrysanthemum before punching the hearts out. 

The flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts, but a couple are from my stash. The gorgeous lace was also from Wild Orchid crafts but doesn't seem to be on their site any more.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #122 Anything Goes with a twist: Sweethearts
Creative Inspirations #344 - Hugs & Kisses!
Incy Wincy Designs - Love is in the air
Live & Love Crafts #44 Love is in the air!
Crafting for all Seasons #119 Love Is In The Air 
 Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - Have A Heart
Creative Moments #86 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Romance/Love
Crafts Galore Use a digi or stamp for February
Crafting by designs (monthly) - Anything Goes in February
That's Crafty! - First Love


Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x



22 comments:

  1. Well done you this is great news Your fist card is fabulous so well deserved Love and hugs Carole x

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  2. This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us as Guest Designer. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Aww this is so pretty! Love the flowers and design!
    Lucy x

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  4. Well done you!! Such a fabulous card to start with Katrina, love the shaker element xx

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  5. such a lovely card - great to have you join us at Polkadoodles xx

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  6. This is wonderful, beautiful coloring and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Barb

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  7. Beautiful, glad to have you with us at polkadoodles

    Caz xx

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  8. Gorgeous card, love it!
    Claire xx

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  9. Love the colour combo you have used! Jackie - Polkadoodles DT x

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  10. Well done on your guest designer spot, and this card is super-stylish.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments and good luck.
    Hugz Tinz

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  11. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

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  12. It's so nice to have you joining us as GD! Your first card is beautiful! Welcome aboard!

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  13. Great to have you here as a GD Katrina thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation x

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  14. What a beautiful make thanks for joining us as a GD xx

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  15. A gorgeous card Kat, a lovely design with such pretty papers.........a fabulous shaker element with a beautifully coloured image and lovely details!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  16. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons Challenge. Mary DT member x

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  17. Perfect engagement card, TFS.
    Jenny x

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  18. Hi. Lovely engagement card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations. Good luck!
    CraftyNatalie - DT
    craftynataliesblog.blogspot.com

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  19. A wonderful card. The image and colourway are lovely.
    Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge “Use a Stamp or Digi”. Good luck x

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  20. Hi Katrina,
    Very sweet card; yo've framed the cute image beautifully! Thanks for joining LLC for our "Love is in the air" challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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Katrina xx