Friday, 3 October 2014

Anything but a Square over at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog...

Hello again,

I'm here to share with you my DT inspiration for the challenge over at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog.
Our theme this time is....Anything but Square!

Now, regular followers of my blog and my Facebook page will know by now my fear of shaped cards but that's just what the boss challenge us to do this time, so here it is.....

Can't honestly say I had fun making the shape, but putting it all together I really enjoyed :D
All the elements used apart from the pearls, string beads, pearl string, lace and berries were all from the Festive Hollybobs CD from the Work and Play series over at Polkadoodles.

The 'shape' itself was made using the small Christmas Pudding embellishment from Festive Hollybobs that I enlarged and then cut on my sillouette.  I then made a basic round easel card template on the sillouette and made a plate shape for the base.

I printed the Christmas Pudding again on 160gsm paper so I could decoupage up the holly on the top (with glitter of course) and I also printed out the penguin embellishment 3 times to add to the design.  The backing paper is actually small snowballs and is also from Festive Hollybobs.

The main image (coloured in my Graph'it Marker Pens, what a surprise) is a digi available individually or on the collection - which is a far better way to buy digi stamps; you recieve the most fab digi papers, the gorgeous digi characters, pre-coloured characters for when you're in a hurry and then a ton of embellishments, sentiments, templates, cut files, and so much more - please check it out here.

Now for photo overload to see the details lol:

So, that's it from me, but please check out the rest of the design teams fabulous creations over at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and I can't wait to see your entries :D

Thank you for popping by and please leave me a comment as it is really fabulous to read your thoughts of my creations :D

Happy Crafting

Sandie xx

The Paper Shelter - 176 pearls
Digitally Delightful - 1/10 add a sentiment
Creative knockout - lacr/ribbon (under sentiment) 2of2
Creative Fingers - 51 AG
Crafty Girls - 28 AG
Crafting At The Weekend - 26 ag
Crafty little fairies - Oct; one designer paper


  1. Morning Sandie this is gorgeous, love the shape and the beautiful image. Great embellishments too.
    Linda xxx

  2. Cute easel card, I like how you have set it all out. Really pretty. Y x

  3. Hello, A beautiful card, Love the shape and the lovely image you have used. Great choice of colours.


  4. Hi Sandie. no more fears on shape cards for you hun if this is anything to go by, its fab and all the embellishments are super.xx

  5. Well to say you hate doing shaped cards you did an amazing job and what better shape to use for Xmas than a lovely pudding ... Yum!
    Love it hun!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  6. Fabulous Sandie. I love a shaped easel and your colouring is fab x

  7. Wow this is stunning. So cute - love it x

  8. A wonderful Christmas card and brilliant design x

  9. This is just too cute!! Love this card shape and those beautiful pearls!
    Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

  10. Love this easel card, Really beautiful embellishments x

  11. This is truly adorable. I love the image and your coloring. The shape is wonderful and embellishments are perfect for the image! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week for our challenge of PEARLS. Hugs, Gail

  12. So pretty just love everything about it
    Hugs Susan xxxx

  13. This is just stunning Sandie! You have a fantastic eye for detail x

  14. Such cute designs, lovely :D

  15. I am getting back on track. Great make hun xx

  16. Your colouring is fab and I love the idea of a pudding! One great Make.
    Jenny x

  17. Definitely worth the effort and stress,'s fabulous!

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  18. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

  19. Beautiful card, love image and all embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers Challenge!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Hugs Agnieszka


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Sandie xxx