Friday, 28 May 2010

Polkadoodles Sew and Sew

This week over at Polkadoodles Lou has set us the challenge of Sew and Sew, whether it be faux or getting the old sewing machine out.
Sew (ha ha ha) I dusted off my sewing machine...............actually I had to fix it because it wasn't working. But now it's back to it's old self. Ok, ok I did go a bit made with the whole sewing theme but hey I'm happy. It doesn't take much!!
I have added lots of different embellishments from my stash, very pink!! I have used the new CD, All Around and Everywhere because I love this beautiful tree image. I added some clear glaze and glitter to the image to give it some added dimension.
If you haven't already purchased any Poolkadoodles CD's then they are well worth the look. I hope to see you in the challenge this week. Take care Nettie.xx

Friday, 21 May 2010

Something for Mum

Hello everyone, it's Friday again yippee I hear you cry. I hope you have been enjoying some of this hot weather. Taking the lead this week over at Polkadoodles is Fliss. In honour of Fliss' mum she has asked us to make a project with Mum in mind and using the colours Peach/Orange and Blue.
Now my Mum loves to read, she is an out and out Book Worm. So I thought I would make her a pretty Book Mark to find her spot. I have used the gorgeous Maggie from the Fairy Flutterfly collection, which can be found over at the Polkadoodles shop.
The papers are from the new CD All Around & Everywhere and I have used my Martha Stewart punch for a little bit of detail at the bottom of the Book Mark.
Let's see what you can make with your mum in mind. Take care Nettie.x

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Polkadoodles DT Call

Hey peeps. We have recently lost a couple of DT member's here at Polkadoodles. So Nikky is having a call to find some fresh blood. If you'd love to work with Nikky's CD's and you have your own blog then please apply. Please find more details here. Can't wait to see who's picked, hurry DT call ends on Sunday 23rd May. Nettie.xx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Happy Birthday Polkadoodles xxx

Yep, that's right. Polkadoodles has been going for a year now. Enfys is leading the pack this week and has set the task of adding Dimension and Texture to our cards.
Now because we are celebrating our first Birthday Nikky has very kindly put a Father themed free download for all of our avid followers. So if you haven't yet got your hands on any of the Polkadoodles CD's then now is your chance to grab some, pop along to the challenge site.
I have used the download for my card this week and the Dad template card from the Paper Boutique CD. You can find the CD on the Polkadoodles store web-site.
I have used my dotty Cuttlebug folder for some texture and layered up the stars and card for some dimension. Now I'm all set for Father's Day when it rolls around. All I have to do now is get some Haribo's for my Dad. Yes my Dad loves them, in fact one year we signed him up for Haribo membership. So easily pleased. Well it's either that or Whiskey!!
We would love it if you come and join us this week...............Take care Nettie.xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

28 Week Peanut Pictures.....

Well, finally as promised here are the 28 week scan pictures that were taken yesterday. Peanuts limbs are measuring two weeks ahead of the 28 weeks, so I'm scared about how big baby is going to be.
It's getting harder to see everything now on the screen, but we did seem to get a great view of Peanuts face throughout the scan. The weeks seem to be flying by now. My only craving is ice cubes....I can't get enough of them. Though at least it's cheap!!! The nursery is almost complete now, just a few minor things to do. I will share some pictures with you all once I'm happy it's finished. Thanks for your lovely comments Nettie.xx

Monday, 10 May 2010

Sk8r Boy

Hello everyone, I decided to enter a few challenges today with a card I made at the weekend. I haven't done this for a while so I thought it was about time.
My eldest nephew Freddie is 6 tomorrow and he absolutely loves to skate. I have used this cute Josh image from Digistamp Boutique for this one. I have used the Happy Birthday embossed folder from my Cuttlebug collection and the letters and stars are from the Sizzix dies. I tried to create a ramp on the front of the card but I'm not sure if it's worked.
I did realise that by accident made the card back to front. I now have to try and explain to Freddie that this is the new style for cards!!
Here are the challenges I am entering this card for:
Digistamp Boutique - Any card using a Digistamp image
DU2DS - Anything goes
Pregnancy update - I will be 28 weeks tomorrow. I have my scan tomorrow, so I will try and share pictures with you all when I have scanned them.
Take care Nettie.xx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Polkadoodles Summer Blossoms

Hello, yep it's that time of the week again.............Polkadoodle time. Brenda is our leader this week and she has set us all the task of making something with the idea of Summer Blossoms as our theme. I'm still addicted to the new CD All Around and Everywhere.............I hope you have ordered your copies by now.
I have gone for a simple but large Tri-fold card on this one with a slanted top. I have used the oh so cute flowers from the CD, but I haven't yet had a go at Nikky's scrunchie flowers. I have also been naughty this week and ordered the Nestabilities flower dies that can be ordered as a combo with the new CD.
I have then just added some sentiments from the CD and some Peel Off's and ribbons. The leaves are just punched out using my punch collection.
I have to apologise because I was going to post my last scan picture on here, but it's quite a bit out of date now. So I'm going to wait till I go for the next one which will be on the 11th May. I'm now past 27 weeks, so time seems to flying by now. I'm just working on some neutral Baby Announcement cards, so that I am prepared.
I hope you can all join us in the Polkadoodles challenge and I look forward to having a good nosey. Take care Nettie.xx