Check out the new Say-It-Slim stamps from Polka Dot Orchard

Hi friends, today I have been able to play with the new stamp set range which has been designed by Lea Ingle Keisling. I am so excited with their new range as I was able to make 3 different cards in one day.

The new set Oh Happy Day is released by Polka Dot Orchard and it’s part of the Birthday Sale with a massive 37% off.

There are more of these Say It Slim stamp sets coming out very soon and I can’t wait to see what’s coming. These sets make excellent cards with lots of usability. Here are the cards that I’ve made today.

For the bottom two cards, I printed the stamp onto vellum. Created 2 backgrounds, one with balloons and the other with the bunting. Coloured in with all my blue shades of Promarker pens.

All these cards were simple to make and are suited for both male and female cards.

I hope you’ve got some inspiration from my projects today and I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Give it some ‘Unicorn Dance Moves’

Hi friends, happy Sunday! Today is very wet here so it’s the perfect day for spending time crafting. I’m sharing such a cute and adorable card that I’ve made using Unicorn Dance Moves from Polka Dot Orchard

Just check out all those sentiments and that Unicorn doing the Dab! Perfect for making fun cards and great for kids cards. I’m making this for a 6 year old in mind.

I started by creating my background on my photo editor app and printing onto smooth white 300gsm card from Papermill Direct and colouring in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens

Next I printed off the Unicorn, rainbow and 2 of the sentiments from the set ‘SPARKLE like a unicorn’ and ‘Unicorn DANCE moves’

Coloured in the unicorn and rainbow then fussy cut them inc the sentiments, added some shimmer by using the Wink of Stella.

Then I used the Slim Film City Dies from Mama Elephant, I used some bright pink card. The film die was used to cut 3 layers of white card and one bright pink card. Glued them all together for added dimension.

Layered my card together then adhered the unicorn, rainbow and sentiments with foam tape and this completes my card.

At time of publication this set is on sale, why not pop over to Polka Dot Orchard and grab some of those sets that you have been wanting.

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by and keep safe everyone. Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Shih Tzu Handmade card

Hi friends, today I’m sharing a card that I’ve made for a friend. She is getting a Shih Tzu Pup the same weekend that it’s her son’s birthday. She asked me to make a birthday card to give from “the pup” to her son. I looked through all my rubber and clear stamps looking for a Shih tzu stamp but to no avail, checked online too, there is lots of digital stamp shops out there and I couldn’t find a Shih Tzu stamp anywhere, So what could I do…..

I done a rough sketch of the outline of the dog, my friend sent me over a photo of her new pup then I coloured in with my Promarkers and coloured pencils.

The collar, biscuit, paws and fur baby love sentiment all come from a digital set from Graciellie Design called Fur Baby Love

The sentiment have a furry happy birthday and the small paw prints are from a cardmaking magazine and the stars stencil is from my stash.

I layered my card front onto Matt black card and adhered to my card base with double sided tape.

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear what you think of my card. Take care everyone.

Bye for now

Kirsty 🌸

Monkeys Monkeys Monkeys Galore | Gotta have some Monkey Mail

Hi friends, I have a quick post for you today, I’m loving these sock monkeys from the digital stamp set Monkey-Mail from Polka Dot Orchard aren’t they just the cutest.

Monkey Mail is currently on sale, grab it while you can for an amazing 35% off

I made this into a 6”x6” Card. Printed the sentiment and monkeys onto Neenah Solar Crest Card and coloured in with my Promarkers.

  • Cocoa
  • Cinnamon
  • Tan
  • Pastel Beige
  • Cardinal Red

Fussy cut them out along with the sentiment. Layered up my card using paper from First Edition Paper “Love Letters” and white Card. Adhered together using double sided tape. Positioned my pieces in place and added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Soft Mint.

That’s my finished card, cool fun and quick to make. That’s it for me. Hope your all keeping safe and having a nice day.

Crafty Hugs

Kirsty 🌸

Stand Up For America |Birthday Card for Teen | 4th July | Polka Dot Orchard

Hi friends and Happy 4th July, today I am sharing a card made for someone whom loves America, it’s his 13th Birthday and is very keen to visit New York so when I saw the digital stampset Stand Up For America it was the perfect choice for my project. I loved seeing those baseball boots and reminded me of my younger years. I loved nothing more than wearing them.

As I was making an American themed card I wanted to go all out with stars and fireworks so I used these elements from the set America My Hero the sentiment (Life’s A Party) I took from the new set Birthday Monsters

Colours used (Promarkers) ~

  • Indigo Blue
  • French Navy
  • Cyan
  • Berry Red
  • Black

Making this card was very simple and I love how you can very easily layer up your digital stamps. To start with I used the Non Fill Stars Stamp and then placed the baseball boots on top, at top of my page I added 4 fireworks then printed off onto Neenah Solar Crest Card.

For my backing paper and border I used Berry Red Promarker and coloured in on white card. Only coloured in what I needed. I matted up my card using double sided tape.

Coloured in the fireworks with silver pen and coloured pencils. Finished off with red glitter glue.

That’s my completed card. Thanks for spending time with me today. I look forward to reading your comments.

Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸

An ocean of fish|kids birthday card

Hi friends, My project today is something a bit different for me and it took me out of my comfort zone. I was making a card for my 2 year old nephew and I wanted to create an ocean scene using one of Polka Dot Orchard new sets.

You’re A Reel Catch

This is a wonderful set full of words, sentiments and beautiful illustrations drawn by the talented artist Jeanie Hays.

To create my ocean scene I got out my Gelli plate and acrylic paints. Here is my finished pieces

I printed the fish and sentiments onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. Fussy cut everything out. I used Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved Borders Two diecut. I used Grand Calibur machine to cut out my newly created ocean waves and set to make my scene.

I used double sided tape to adhere my waves and mounted the fish onto foam tape so they were popping out. They were matted onto green cardstock then onto my card base. Sentiments were popped on by foam tape also. PVA glue for embellishments. Here is my completed card.

Thanks for stopping by today and this set is currently on sale (at time of this publication)

Keep crafting

Kirsty 🌸