zondag 1 december 2019


Hi there crafters out there, it is time for a Brand New Challenge over at the We Love To Create Challenge Blog....are you ready for it.....sponsored by the amazingly talented Polkadoodles!!

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So what do I have in store for you for this challenge...

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I thought wouldn't it be fun to make a bunch of Christmas cards at the same time, so I made 4 of them in a certain amount of time....and I had so much fun.

 I started out with cutting a small card out of Cardstock, played with distress inks and a lot of Christmas Stamps were stamped on the cards. 

For this Card I used the Ho Ho Holly Clear Stamp set and the Perfect Poinsettias set they are so versatile and you can make loads of different cards with them 

So this card was made with the Perfect Poinsettias stamp set and the sentiment on the card is from the Curly Christmas Clear stamp set 

loads of Christmas flowers on the card to color or decolor with my Chlorine pen and the lovely thing is every flower turns out different when you use the chlorine pen. 

This card is also made with the Perfect Poinsettias clear stamp set but with different colors distress ink so by decoloring the Christmas flowers you will get a different color of the flowers

The sentiment on my card is from Most Wonderfull Joy Christmas Clear Stamp Set and I love the swirls in between the words, don't you just love those?? 

So Card number 4 was also made with the Ho Ho Holly Stamp set and I stamped some hearts from the Curly Christmas Stamp set in between the leaves

The sentiment on this Card is from the Merry & Bright Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp Set, don't you just love this sentiment with those hearts and stars in between? I know I do...

 Just love these small cards, you can make loads of cards in a small amount of time, especially when you have to make loads of cards before Christmas. 

The Products that I have played with are:

I hope I have given you loads of inspiration to make some Christmas Cards guys, I am very curious how they turn out. And you wanna join into the fun over at the 

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maandag 25 november 2019


Hello there it is my Turn (Terry) to show you how you can easily make a beautiful Christmas card.

I started by editing a piece of cardstock with 4 colors of acrylic paint with my brayer. I wanted to use green, orange, purple and white, but to my surprise the main color really turned purple with some white. If you look closely you can still see some green through it but the orange color has really disappeared hahah

And here from upclose so you can see the bits of green .......so I thought I would continue with purple and white colors, I love the color purple so no worries at all....

Of course only purple and white paint in the background becomes a bit dull, so I thought I'd have to take out the Texture Galore stamp set and stamp it on the card with the Distress ink here and there. 

And what I did afterwards, I punched the Craft Die Fancy Bauble and glued it to the card. When it was a bit dry......


 I treated the Baubles with Crackle to give it a glassy look. If you look closely on the picture you can see that it has this glassy look. I still had the idea that it was not finished on the background so I stamped a little star all over my card with the Purple Distress Ink and also I used the Doodle Borderstamp set all around my card and I even could hang up my Baubles how about that....those stamps are so versatile...I think everyone has that feeling sometimes when you are working on your project and you look at your background that you think it  is not "full" enough hihih

And with the Gnome 25 December stamp set stamped on my Christmas Card it was finished....I am pretty pleased about it. I hope I have been able to give you some inspiration again and have shown that you can make a pretty Christmas Card with not too many stamps or dies.  Now of course I am very curious what you will make with acrylic paint, stamps and distress ink.

And I have played with these amazing products:

Distress Ink
Acrylic Paints

If you are looking for other Christmas Supplies you can check them out, just click the linky and you will find all your Christmas products YAY

Thank you so much for checking out my Tutorial and have FUN

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zondag 10 november 2019


Hi There it is my turn (Terry) to post a little tutorial on the 

Today I have a Christmas Card covered with Snowflakes for you......

I started out with 3 different colors of blue, This time I made a Christmas card with blue Snowflakes instead of White, something else right? So did you ever make Blue Snowflakes instead of the traditional white ones? This time I opted for a simple card that can be made quickly. That's very nice if you started making Christmas cards late. 

This time I worked with 2 different stencils in the background. Distress ink works perfectly with the Polkadoodles stencils. The first one I used is the Snowflake Border Stencil  . 
The different sizes of snowflakes work very well for this card, I can say that I am pretty pleased with it. Sure hope that you like it too though.

...I stamped the tiny star with the Holly Flourish Stampset

And to finish my card I stamped the Sentiment from the  There's Snowplace like Home stamp set from on my Christmas Card. Before I glued it onto my card I placed a dark blue cardstock underneith so the Sentiment would pop out of the card....and I think it does....what do you think?? Did it work out? Or not.....Please tell me all about it oke ...

So this was my inspirational Tutorial for your inspiration, offcourse I cannot wait untill you show what you have made. 

Thank you so much and please show you Christmas cards, I can't hardly wait....

Thank you for your time and have fun Crafting...

The products that I have played with are:


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zondag 3 november 2019


Hi there, crafters out there.....did you know.....that we

 Have a NEW challenge over at the 

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I have made a Christmas Card for your inspiration. I thought you could use some more inspiration for making your Cards for this Christmas. Have fun......I know I did....

I started out wtih a piece of cardstock and colored it with Distress Inks and when it was dry to lighten my paper up a bit I, played with Acrylic Paint and Gesso. I thought the color came out just the way I wanted it to be, light with a bit of purple in there.....What I did next was, I looked at the Christmas stampsets that had different shapes and sizes snowflakes in it. It took me about 6 different Christmas Stampsets to get the ones that I wanted to stamp on my Card. So I played with different colors purple and with differents sizes and shapes and stamped them randomly on my background. Untill I was finished and happy with the result. 

So after I was finished stamping and glueing my background on another piece of cardstock I had to choose again......this time I had to choose if I wanted the Christmas sentiment to be on a piece of cardstock and then onto the card OR......I would glue the Sentiment without cardstock on the card....Sometimes it is very difficult to choose and if you have doubts you simply do it twice, hahaha that is my motto. So I just cut out the Christmas sentiment twice with the Dies and put them 1 on 1 on the card and looked at what I thought was nicer. So .... I chose only the text, without the cardstock

So like this .... I made the letters a bit shiny by going over them with the Glitterpen. You can't see it on the picture I am afraid but trust me in "real" life the letters have a shiny feel over it. 

So this is my finished card for this month's challenge, I sure hope you like it and hopefully I can give you some inspiration for making your own Christmas Cards, It would be great if you could show it I am curious what you are going to make.

The Polkadoodles Products I have worked with: are

Thank you for visiting my blog and if you want to participate in the Challenge then come on over to the We Love To Create Challenge Blog and have fun creating your Project.

Hugs Terry xxx

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woensdag 23 oktober 2019


Hello there, it is my Turn (Terry) to post a tutorial for your inspiration for Christmas on the Polkadoodles Inspiration Blog.

What inspired me to make a Christmas Card, is that Christmas is right around the corner so I thought I better get started on them now lol ,.....

What I had in my head was to make a Christmas Card with Purple, Blue and Lavender colors...lol....it turned out a bit different. I played with the Distress Oxides and sprayed lots of water on it and then had to wait untill my background paper was dry again, I don't like to use a heat tool because then my paper often becomes bulky, do you have that too?

So here is my background, I also used a brayer to work with the acrylic paints, Did you ever use acrylic paints for your backgrounds? Or projects? Tell me all about it oke...I really love playing with these paints, they work so well with the brayer and deviding it on the paper. 

This time I chose the Snowflake Border Stencil, I thought it would be nice to use a part of the snowflakes once and this stencil is of course very suitable for that.

I used texture pasta for the stencil and that works really great

I let the texture paste dry well and this is the result (scuse me for the picture, it was dark allready lol).

The background that I made with the acrylic paint and texture paste was processed on a card of white cardstock. I have glued it with the Craft Glue Pen onto the white cardstock. This time I made a double card out of it. Do you ever make double cards yourself? Or only the single ones? I am curious what you prefer to make. .....

I had to do something with the centerpiece of the card, do you sometimes find it difficult to decorate a card too?? I sometimes sit in mycraftroom for a while to figure out what I could do with a card to decorate it. Sometimes it is pretty difficult to get the result that you like. So what I did was, I cut some Poinsettia Lace Dies and placed them on the left side of my card and I placed a pearl in the center of it. What I did next was use the same sentiment from the Most Wonderfull Joy Stamp set and embossed it with white embossingpowder.

I just love that Sentiment and how it comes out when it is embossed. I still had some space left and thought why not place some tiny snowflakes then, did you see that there are some tiny lovely snowflakes in the Cute as Christmas Clear stamp set? I think it worked out pretty good to use them on my card. I also embossed them ......

And here is the result of my mixed media Christmas Card. I am pretty pleased about it and can't wait for you to try it out and to show the result to me. That would be so awesome.

The products that I have been working with are:

Cute As Christmas Clear Stampset
Most Wonderfull Joy Stampset
Poinsettia Lace Craft Dies
Craft Glue Pen from Polkadoodles
Snowflake Border Stencil

Thank you for looking at my Tutorial and above all let me know what you think about it.
And how nice would it be to see your creations, so come on and share your creations.  I am very curious.

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zondag 13 oktober 2019


Hey there crafters outthere, it is my Turn, (Terry) for another Christmas Tutorial.....on the Polkadoodles Inspirational Blog
I thought I would show you how to make an easy Christmas card that looks kind of classy.

I started with a piece of cardstock, which I folded into 4 sections.

I used cardstock with the size 15 x 15 cm. After folding the card it looks like this..

The weirdest thing is I thought I was going to use a white piece of cardstock but I still liked the brown complexion with the Snowtime Like Christmas Designer Crafting Papers, even better...so sorry that this picture was taken lol.....Did you ever make that "mistake" I am wondering if I am the only one that did this lol.....

I have glued the Christmas Paper onto the card, on both ends.

After I was finished with the inside of the card with Green and a piece of red cardstock, I decided to fill the middle up with the Posydoodles Oval DieI turned the oval around and placed the 3d tape on the back and then I processed the Oval Die on the card.   

 And I can tell you that I have been staring for a while at the empty Oval Die and what I could would place on it. Without something it would have become very boring, don't you think?

 So what did I come up with, why not use a big sentiment stamp and I did that. I used the beautiful Most Wonderfull Joy Clear Stamp set for this. 

I stamped the text with embossing ink on the Posydoodles Oval Die and then sprinkled it with embossing powder. Just used the heat tool for it and "wallah" the beautiful creamy white text is on it. I think it is incredibly beautiful, this stamp.

I still thought that my card was a bit empty so what I did was, I took the Cute as Christmas Clearstamp set and also stamped the tiny snowflakes with embossing ink and used my heattool. On top of the snowflakes I placed some tiny pearls to finish the inside. I must say by placing the snowflakes I really think that my card looks a lot better. 

 At the bottom of the Oval I have placed a few Christmas flowers. And on both sides where the beautiful Christmas paper is stuck on, I played around with the Doodle Borders

So here is my finished project, I sure hope that you like it and I am very curious on what kind of Christmas Card you will be making. 

I hope I have been able to give you inspiration and I am very curious about your creations. 

So please share with the 

Cannot wait what you create......

The products that I have been working with are:

Thank you so very much for checking out my Tutorial and hope to see you soon.

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