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


Pollard Carole said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

very sweet
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Karon said...

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

Lucy Woods said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Scrappy Scatty said...

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

Barb said...

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

Mia Scott said...

Beautiful card!
Mia - Polkadoodles DT

Caz s said...

Beautiful, glad to have you with us at polkadoodles

Caz xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love it!
Claire xx

Jackie Maunder said...

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

Furrbster said...

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

NGCARDS said...

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

Julie Odil said...

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

Bev said...

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

Anita Byrne said...

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

Heather said...

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

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

Ameera Craft said...

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

starcyl said...

Perfect engagement card, TFS.
Jenny x

CraftyNatalie said...

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

Andree said...

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

Sandra Mathis said...

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