Friday, December 17, 2010

twas the week beforechristmas.....

... and I am panicing that I am no where near ready lol. I'm not sure thats how the iconic poem went but seems pretty apt. Am waiting on a million and one deliveries so it seems christmas is currently at the mercy of Royal mail eeeeek

Anyhow onto happier things... Did you all catch the inspiring Nikky Hall on Create and Craft yesterday? Her fabby house stamps sold out in minutes again and am so not surprised they are gorgeous.. I cant wait till she gets them back into stock I need the whole set! The sunset tutorial was fabulous and I am looking at all my stamps for sunset suitability lol. She also launched the gorgeous collectors edition of Sugar Birdies - this CD is one of my favs and I love the characters on it. You may have seen some of my samples on the show yesterday

EDIT: Just to add the monster on the card above isnt actually on the CD - the green paper he is made from is but he was made from a scallop punch adapted slightly.

This week on the Polkadoodle blog we have taken a break from the madness of christmas to make AGE RELATED cards as it is Lou's sons birthday. Polkadoodles CD's are so versatile that you can make cards for people from 1 to 100 so we really were spoilt for choice. They are also so chock full that you can make fabby creations using only 1 CD like I did this week.

I used the fabby "get in shape" section from the All Around Everywhere CD. I just loved the little mouse and the shaped cards are so easy to put together but give great results. I love the way that Nikky has given us the front and back of the characters to make extra special cards.

I made up the card exactly as per the CD - decoupaging his head and present bow and using acetate as a card front so you could see all the detail.  Then I used the sentiment sheets to create greetings.  I also printed some of the fabby numerals off the same CD and used a 2 inch punch to make my card for a 2 year old.

now to find a 2 year old to send it to ... hmmm should have thought ahead really cos my two are 5 and 3 next month..  DOH!

So dont forget to pop over to the polkadoodle blog and post your creations for us to see, the design team love to have a look at what people have made and often one (or all of us) will have a surf around leaving comments.

Also whilst you have your net on have a wander over here and have a look at the gorgeous products polkadoodles sell - this Bakers Twine is my favourite at the moment, and I NEED it in every colour (so dont buy it all!!!!


Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just amazing gosh really adore what you have done,super detail on all of them hugs cheryl xxxxx

Fliss said...

Just fabulous cards Tracie. Saw your creations on the telly yesterday looking totally gorgeous - really gives you a buzz doesn't it.

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous cards Tracie. You're really cooking up a storm these days. Loved your gift card holder for my challenge.

josie2010 said...

i love all the cards, but the mouse and owl are so cute!! lovely!!
i hope you all have lovely time over the holidays! xx