Magical handmade card-Be A Unicorn|Polka Dot Orchard

Hi friends, what a wonderful day we are having today. It’s very warm, the sun is shining and the lockdown is starting to ease. I stay right on the doorstep of a country park so my son and I went for a walk through the woods. It was so lovely to be able to do that again 🥰

Hope your all enjoying the ease of lockdown!

You can grab this stunning stamp set here ➡️ Be A Unicorn from Polka Dot Orchard This set has been Illustrated by the talented Jeanie Hays

Today I am sharing this magical mystical being, as soon as I saw this set, I had to have it. It takes me back to my childhood and one of my favourite movies ‘The Last Unicorn’. I could watch this cartoon movie over and over 🥰

Printed onto Neenah Solar Crest Card and Coloured with my Promarkers

The unicorn is very easy to colour, just go over all the artists lines with a light grey marker to enhance the lines and this also enhances the white of the unicorn. The mane and tail can be coloured in many different ways, I chose the rainbow effect.

Sentiment ~ Be a Unicorn in a field of Horses ~ printed onto vellum

I made my own stencils for creating the clouds and the hilly background. Made out of cardstock. I used a pencil to mark out my designs (used a circular object for clouds) and then cut it out.

I used distress oxide inks for my background, adhered onto black cardstock using double sided tape and that is my card finished, I have left the top of the card with no other embellishments as I shall leave it in my card stash for future.

The sentiments in this stamp set are wonderful and I love the fonts on them. I hope you like my card and I would love to hear what your favourite childhood movie was 🎥

Thanks for stopping by

Kirsty 🌸

Sniff the petals of a pretty rose and make a wish|EDS/HSD Instagram Hop

Promarkers used to colour:

Rose ~ Cool Grey 4, Pumpkin, Gold and Vanilla

Buds ~ Holly and Forest Green

Stems ~ Holly, Forest Green and Meadow Green

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog. Today I have another card for the EDS/HSD Instagram Awareness Blog Hop that I’m participating in. This Hop ends on May 30th and there is many sponsors and participants taking part. I have chosen the stunning digital stamp A Sprinkle of Flowers from Polka Dot Orchard as they are a sponsor of the Hop.

Click Here to take you direct to the set

To make my card I printed off the image onto Neenah Crest Solar White and coloured in with my Promarkers. I adhered some black card as my background and then adhered to my c5 base.

I used some of my Arteza Real Brush Pens to splash some colour onto my card to add some additional interest. Added sequins using PVA glue and my card is complete.

I hope you all like my card.

If you would like further interest about EDS/HSD

Natasha Davies ~

 https://handmadebytasha.co.uk/2020/05/18/ehlers-danlos-hypermobility-spectrum-awareness-2020/

Thank you for stopping by and I would love to read what you think about either the blog hop or my card ✨✨✨

Crafty Hugs

Kirsty 🌸

You are everything-cocoa delights

Hi friends, welcome back to my crafty cove. Today is Day 2 for adding my projects to Coffee Loving Spring/Summer 2020 Hop and the EDS/HSD Instagram Hop and I have made a Thank You Card with the theme of Hot Chocolate|Cocoa, I love coffee and hot chocolate so making cards with this theme is so much fun. I would like you to join me on my blog 🌸🌸

This is the set that I have used for my project. Click here to take you direct to the digital stamp set ➡️ You Are Everything Illustrated by Jessica Pickeral of Polka Dot Orchard


To make my card I printed off the mug and sentiment onto Neenah Crest Solar White Card. I used my Promarkers to colour:
Mug ~ Soft Green & Pastel Green
Flowers ~ Burgundy, Carmine, Rose Pink & Pale Pink. White Posca Pen for the Stamen.
Large butterfly ~ Plum & Fuchsia Pink
Small butterflies ~ Violet & Fuchsia Pink
Hot Chocolate ~ Walnut, Cocoa & Pastel Beige

I used a tag diecut for my sentiment. The pattern paper is a set from Unity perfect for my hot chocolate. I backed it with black card and adhered to my Kraft Card base which measures 6” x 6” I used 3D foam tape for my sentiment and mug.

This digital set comes with several sentiments which you can use for many different occasions. I have made a card with this set before I will link to it below.

Here is my finished card

Do you want to see my previous blog using this set then ➡️ Click here 😀🌸 ✨

I hope you liked my card and if you make any projects using Polka Dot Orchard products I would love it if you share them on the Friends of Polka Dot Orchard Facebook Page

Thanks so much for spending time with me today and I hope you will subscribe and follow me for more inspiration.

Bye for now and stay safe

Kirsty 🌸

A friendships touch-EDS/HSD Instagram Hop

Hi friends, I’m back with another new release from Polka Dot Orchard and I am also linking this onto a Hop The EDS/HDS Instagram hop. This Hop is all about raising awareness for the disease EDS/HDS you will be able to find the hop using the hashtag #myEDSchallenge #myHSDchallenge and #EhlersDanlos. The theme for this hop is something that makes you happy.

New set from Polka Dot Orchard called A Friendship’s Touch Illustrated by Jeanie Hays

I chose to make a card using this set as this card is to cheer someone up. This card didn’t take me long to make either with little supplies used. I used Kraft Card as a base for a 6” x 6” card. Black and Kraft Card, Bakers Twine in neutral, Pebble Ink from Spectrum Noir and white coloured pencil.

I used my photo editor app to reduce the size of the mask and filled the page. Printed off and coloured in with white Derwent coloured pencil. The sentiment is from the same set. I used a blending brush with the Pebble Ink and blended onto the surrounds of my sentiment. Used Black card as a border for both the card and sentiment, wrapped some twine around the main Kraft Card and adhered together with double sided tape. Used 3D foam tape to the back of my sentiment and that’s my completed card. So simple to do and I love that I can alter the images to either enlarge or reduce their sizes. That’s why I love digital stamps. Here is my finished card.

If you use Instagram then please join in with the fun. There are 26 companies all sponsoring this Hop with prizes also. Polka Dot Orchard is one of them.

Thank you for spending some time with me today, I really appreciate it and would love to hear from you. I’ll have another Blog out on Monday. Until then, have a great weekend and keep safe #socialdistancing

Sending Crafty Hugs

Kirsty 🌸

Flowers In Bloom + Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi friends and thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m taking part in the Spring/Summer Coffee Loving Blog Hop! It’s running from May 22nd for a whole week and it’s dedicated to coffee, tea, cocoa and cider papercrafters!

Polka Dot Orchard is proudly one of the sponsors of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop so make sure that you pop along to both of their blogs. To enter this blog hop all you have to do is create a card with a spring/summer caffeine theme and enter it to the hop. It’s that easy. I have chosen to use the digital stamp set Flowers In Bloom from Polka Dot Orchard for my entry.

My card base measured 6”x6” I used Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Series in Wagonwheel. I diecut this 4 times as I wanted to layer them up. I needed 2 diecuts to fill my base. Glued them in place and printed off the coffee travel mug from the digital stamp set and also the sentiment from the same set. Coloured in with my Promarkers in IG 1,3,5 Canary and Cool Grey 3, Emerald, Burgundy, Poppy, Lipstick Red and Mandarin. Posca Pen for adding details. For the leaves I used Emerald and Meadow Green. Adhered my cup, sentiment and flower with 3D foam tape and added some diamanté sequins to complete my card.

I hope I have inspired you to try digital stamping. Please remember to pop along to the Polka Dot Orchard Blog and 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Loving Hop

Best of luck and happy hopping

Kirsty 🌸

Bugs and Kisses – Oh My!!!

Hi friends, welcome back to my crafty world. Are you looking for ideas for making a birthday card for boys and young children? Well, take a look at this bug-a-licious set from Polka Dot Orchard

Click here to take you to the set Bugs & Kisses

Oh my Oh my, this set is wonderful and I can even make a cute card out of insects. This card was so quick and simple to make, perfect if you are wanting something in a hurry. Now to the details of my project.

I printed the images off the set onto Neenah Classic Crest White Card and started to colour them in using my Promarkers.

Ladybug coloured in Lipstick Red and Black
Coloured with Cyan, Cool Aqua & Meadow Green
Coloured with Cyan & Emerald
Turquoise, Emerald Green & Black used for this insect. The love hearts were coloured in with Sky Blue and a white Posca Pen.
My completed card. Finished using blue card stock and some sequins to embellish.

A quick and simple card to make. Perfect for boys and the sentiment is from the same digital set.

Thank you for reading my post. I would love to hear your comments and please remember to share all your Polka Dot Orchard makes on our Facebook page Friends of Polka Dot Orchard

That’s me for today, I hope you have a wonderful day and stay safe. Until next time. Crafty hugs

Kirsty 🌸

A mother’s love

Do you need a last minute Mother’s Day card, well Polka Dot Orchard has the perfect set. It’s called A Mother’s Love , it comes with this adorable image of mother and baby and 5 sentiments.

Click HERE to take you direct to this stampset. Right now (at publishing) this set is sale 35% off. Grab it quick.

Let’s dive into my card. I wanted to make a large 8” x 8” card so I resized the image on my editing program and added the sentiment which I thought is perfect for Mother’s Day or even a congratulations card for a New Baby. I printed onto Neenah Solar White Card.

After printing I knew that I wanted the Mother’s Hair to be the focal point of this card. New Mums deserve nice hair too. The baby I wanted smooth and I didn’t want to create defining features with blending her skin, I hope I kept true for a newborn baby.

Mother’s Hair ~

Promarkers used to colour
  • Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna
  • Pastel Beige

Skin ~

  • Cinnamon
  • Tan
  • Putty
  • Satin
  • Almond

Baby Hair ~ Cinnamon

Skin~

  • Putty
  • Satin

Babies bib

  • Cocktail Pink
  • Baby Pink

This stampset is wonderful for creating a quick card. All I needed was some red card for my border and white sequins to finish off.

You will find this card and others from the design team on Friends of Polka Dot Orchard Facebook page. Why not pop over and get some inspiration.

That’s it for today, hope you liked my card. I would love to hear your comments and please share all your makes with Polka Dot Orchard on our Facebook page.

Stay safe and sending crafty hugs

Kirsty 🌸