maandag 30 september 2019


Hey there guys, it is MY TURN, Terry

to post a Tutorial on the Polkadoodles Inspirational Blog

The funniest thing happened.....I just realized that it does not take that long before it is Christmas so I thought that I would make this project a Chistmassy one. I was ready for my first picture of the products that I have used, I had in my mind these you will see a few pictures down the post, it turned out Different than I had in mind lol....but anyways, I worked with the fabulous Poinsettia Lace Dies, they are AMAZING. Placed the dies in my Big Shot and they were cut out perfectly....You will notice why and what when you check out my Tutorial....

I chose 3 Stars from the Poinsettia Lace Dies and I wanted to give them a light blue color because Christmas makes me think NOT only of white from the snow but also the Light blue and it is a different color than usual.... So I sprayed lots of water on the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. 

And because I wanted to let the Poinsettia Lace (stars) look a bit different than "normal" I used a bit of shaded lilac on them too....

I added the Nuvo Glitter Drops and Jewel Drops on the stars because I wanted to give them a bit of Glitter and make them even more light Blue than with only the Distress Ink. So what do you think about these "stars"? I call them stars because I think they look like them, what about you??

I played with Distress Oxide inks on my background for the card, because I think they blend so nicely together....I used purple, reddish, white and blue. When I put the distress ink on it and it was dry, I started working with chlorine. I wanted to know if that would also make the color lighter, I thought my background for a Christmas card was a bit too dark. And quess worked out the way I wanted it to be lol..... So after that...... I played with the Snowflake Border Stencil with Transparant Texture Paste, if you look at the picture of my background you can see the Snowflakes coming up to the front, Can you see them? 

At first I had a bit of a problem with the Transparanty what I did to fix it was.... I grabbed my paintbrush and put Gesso on it and what happened the snowflakes came a bit more to the foreground, problem solved.

So now you can see the Transparant snowflakes can't you? 

Perhaps you ask yourself why did she post this picture? Well it is because I wanted to show you that there is a blue piece of cardstock behind my colorfull background. Can you see it?
And I played a bit with the Doodle Borders all around my card.....

I thought my card was missing something and then I figured out that the Holly Flourish Stampset has such fabulous curly stamps in the stampset and I just had to use them...At first I wanted to stamp with White Ink but when I did you could not even see it...then I thought I would stamp with the Black ink and when it was dried up I would put the Nuvo Glitter on top of it, if you click on the picture I hope you can see another "problem" solved lol......

And I placed the Sentiment 25 December from the Gnome stamp set on it to finish my card. I embossed the sentiment in white. So and this is finished project, so YOU like it ????? I do lol....and might I asked you IF you would make a card like this who would you sent it to? I would love to see YOUR projects guys and I would LOVE to see YOUR version of it....

Thank you for visiting the blog and sure hope to see your projects. 

Some products that I have played with are:

Thank you for watching guys....

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zondag 29 september 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!!

Polkadoodles Ltd

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

 We Love To Create Challenge Blog

                      For this month's challenge I made a Christmas Card. Cause Christmas                                 is around the corner and you can never start early enough to make some.

I started out with a background, it was made with Distress Oxides. I took a piece of cardstock and sprayed on the cardstock with water, then I placed some distress oxide on my Workspace and turned the cardstock upside down...and there ya go, there was enough ink on my paper. I played with those amazing Fancy Snowflakes Dies. I embossed them with Embossing Enamel and made them look like they are covered with snow, what do you think? If you cannot see it on this picture, scroll down after reading and you will see another picture with the finished project. 

So I used these 4 colors to make my background of the card. I love the combination of these colors. Nice and soft tones together, what do you think?? Did you ever use these soft tones for YOUR Christmas Cards or did you use the traditional colors red and green? I am curious what your choice can you let me know?

So when I was finished with the background I played a bit with the Doodle Borders, I stamped around the whole card, to make it look like it was stichted......And The Texture Galore stampset is lovely to use for stamping here and there. On top I placed the Nuvo Glitter. 

So what I did next was place the embossed Snowflakes on top of my card and I embossed the sentiment from the 25 December Clear stamp set. So what do you think would you make a Christmas card like this? I sure hope so, cause that would mean that I have given you lots of inspiration by my tutorial. I would love for you to show me your finished projects. 

The products that I used are:

Doodle Borders

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zondag 15 september 2019


Hey there guys, it is my turn (Terry) to post a little Inspirational Tutorial on the Polkadoodles Blog 

for you today........I was sitting in my craftroom and suddenly I just had this Christmassy Feeling and I would like to share it with you....

I took out a piece of cardstock and had this amazing Creative Stencil Fancy Borders in my hand to play with....I thought how much fun it would be to give my card a different shape then I placed it onto my card and figured out what the best way would be to give my card another shape.....Might I add you can use the creative stencil in a lot of ways on your cards and projects......

So to keep it simple this time, I cut both corners and came up with this idea. The cute little Gnomes were colored with Pencils and cut out with the Posydoodles Ovals Craft Die...I wanted to keep it simple this time but could not help myself  I still wanted to place a few holly leaves on my Christmas card. And after stamping them onto my card I colored them too with Pencils. 

My first Christmascard for this year needed a few sentiments, there ya go.....they Have the most wonderfull Christmas Sentiments. one sentiment from a very versatile stamp better check it out.....Last but not least I used some ink onto the borders of the card and on the Oval to make it a bit more vintagy.

I wanted to show you that you do NOT need hours and hours to make a Christmas card, but you can make a Christmas Card simple and be on time with making ALL the cards you want to sent out to your loved ones, when you follow this Tutorial ....

The products that I have been working with are just fab and are;

Thank you for checking the blog out and have fun creating you christmas Cards.

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maandag 2 september 2019


Hello Crafters outthere, today it is my (Terry) turn on the Polkadoodles Inspirational Blog, to provide you with a tutorial. I made a gift set and it consists of a notebook and a card. Nice to give as a present to someone's birthday isn't it? So here is HOW I made the giftset, are you ready for it........

So the first thing that I did was, deviding acrylic paint on a piece of cardstock, I worked with the colors Red, Green, Yellow, Orange and White.

After using the background stamps from the wonderfull set Texture Gallore I came up with a little notebook and combined it with the Number Stencil. I thought only a little notebook is not enough, so I also wanted to use the remaining piece of cardstock and make a set of these projects. I did the same on the cardstock, colored the background with acrylic paints and the background stamps were used too. Also worked with the green, orange, red distress inks.  

What I did next was when I was happy with the result of the paints, I got the Creative Number Stencil and with some Modelling Paste I played with the number stencil and placed the numbers on one side.

After that I stamped this fabulous butterfly from the Flower Collage Stampset with embossing ink. I embossed the butterfly with white embossingpowder en colored the butterfly with orange distress ink.

After I was done with the coloring I played with the sentiment from the stampset Perfect Wishes and cut it in 2 and placed it onto the front of the little notebook. And this is the result from the small notebook that I have made. 

Oke now I want to finish the other half of the giftset and make a card with it, I am stamping the Doodle Borders all around my piece of paper and there are some tiny rounds in there, I got my white Graph'it Marker and colored them white. 

And did you know that Polkadoodles has this new awesome Vintage Text Stampset....I stamped bits here and there on my background and I just love Vintage Text......After that I placed the Numbers onto the background aswell and this time I used Crackle Paste.....

Remember that I stamped and embossed some butterflies onto the notebook....I did the same on the Birthday card offcourse and I have colored the butterflies with the Orange Distress it a shabby chic/vintagy look doesn't it.....

So here is the whole set, one Shabby Chic Notebook with the sentiment enjoy the little moments and a Birthday Card with the same elements as the Notebook.

The products that I have worked with from Polkadoodles are:

I sure hope that I have given you some inspiration to make your own Gift Set, so much fun to make a set to give someone for a Birthday

Thank you for checking my Tutorial out and sure hope to see your creations.

zondag 1 september 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!!

Polkadoodles Ltd

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

 We Love To Create Challenge Blog

I made an Autumn Butterfly card, the ones that know me figured it out allready, I admit I am a Butterfly Addict, cannot help myself the butterfly is an amazing creature and I just love them. That's why I made a card with butterflies for the Challenge from We Love To Create.....

I started out with a piece of cardstock...I colored it with Distress Oxides, purple, orange and blue/green colors. I was using my Brayer to devide the colors on the paper for the background. I spritzed the inks with water and dried it with my Heattool.

After that my background was dry I played with some Gesso. Again with the Brayer I devided the Gesso on the paper untill I thought it was ligt enough. I have been repeating this a few times. 
After that, the background has been worked on with the Texture Galore, Honey Daisy and Vintage Text Stampsets. The Doodle Borders stampset is used all around my card. 

So what did I do next.....I had a second piece of cardstock or actually aquarell paper and played with water and distress oxides and Gesso.  Dried it up with my Heattool and than I stamped the Papillon butterfly on the paper with Versamark and embossed my butterfly. 

When My butterflies were embossed with white embossingpowder I took a babywhipe and tipped a bit of the ink on it, with the babywhipe I colored some corners of the butterfly. 

And here is the result. Than I played a bit with the Nuvo glitter Drops on the wings of the butterflies. And it gives them such a nice shimmer. 

After that I took the Paperpack Sentimentals and searched for a matching sentiment. I than cut out the words and placed them randomly onto the card.

So this is my card from upclose. I sure hope you like it and hopefully I have given you some inspiration on how to make a similar card like this one.

The products that I have been working with are:

So if you wanna play with these products too, than you can click the linky and it will take you to the store where you can do your own purchases.

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