You’re The Best – New Release – Polka Dot Orchard

Hello and welcome. I’m so happy as Scotland is opening its shops today as lockdown is easing further. I’m glad as I can now meet friends and family now, even go out for a coffee. Very excited.

I’ve got a quick card to show you so let’s jump right in.

I printed the digital floral stamp and chose the sentiment I think of you often for my card and printed them both of onto same card. I used Papermill Direct Smooth White 300gsm cardstock.

Coloured in the floral image with Arteza Brush Pens in

  • Elephant Gray
  • Apricot
  • Honey
  • Cantaloupe
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Forest Green
  • Pine Green
  • Shamrock Green
  • Pale Green
First layer of colour going on.

I done 2 layers of colour to really make the flowers and colours stand out. Then I created a border of 4.5cm and masked off that line with masking tape so I could create a black background using Noir from Arteza Brush Pens.

Next I made another line of 6mm and covered in glue from a Glue Pen then poured Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter in Glitter Rose Gold over it, tapped off the excess and let it dry. Adhered to card base and my card is completed.

The black background really makes the card ‘POP’

I hope you like my card and it inspires you to get creative and inky.

Stay safe 🌈 and keep well 🌼 🌸

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Beautiful Poppies

Welcome and thank you for stopping by my blog. It’s been several months since I last card crafted and I have missed it. I had to take a step back due to my mental health, so I’m taking things very easy the now.

To help me get me creative juices going again I wanted to create something with poppies, in particular Icelandic poppies, they have so many different colours which I love.

I have used my Spectrum Noir Illustrators to colour the poppies

I created some splatters with gouache, added some Nuvo Drops and gold glitter Washi tape to complete my card

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Stay safe. Kirsty 🌸

New Stencil Release-Polka Dot Orchard

You can click here to take you direct Dolly Doily

Hi friends and Happy Tuesday! I am so happy I have a couple of cards I’m sharing with the new stencil.

This card is so simple to make, I chose Memento Dye Inks in Morocco and Potter’s Clay. Blended with my blending brushes, layered onto gold card and Kraft card base. Added sentiment and sequins to embellish.

For this card I chose Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves.

Thanks My Friend

I took the sentiments from the set Thanks My Friend for both cards.

For my last card I have used the Dolly Doily Stencil in a different way. I have used part of the Stencil to add pattern to my card.

Like A Sister

Flowers are my favourite to colour and I absolutely love this set. I used my Promarkers to colour – French Navy, Cyan, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Powder Blue, Aubergine, Violet, Lilac, Lush Green, Forest Green and Meadow Green.

For the stencil I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Layered onto burgundy card and added some sequins to finish.

I hope you all like my cards, I would love to know your comments and Polka Dot Orchard SALE is still on (at time of this publishing).

Happy crafting and keep safe my friends!

Kirsty 🌸

Picture Perfect Day-18th birthday card

Hi friends, Sharing a card that I’ve made using the sweet digital stamp Picture Perfect Day from Angie Blom Digital Designs

I was asked to make an 18th birthday card for a young woman whom loved being glam. As soon as I saw this digital stamp I knew this was the one to use. I paired it up with a stencil designed by Angie Blom and available through Polka Dot Orchard called With Love

The sentiments were taken from the same stamp set. Coloured in with my Promarkers. My choices of colours were taken from Colour Blend Charts from Kit and Clowder these are available to anyone, especially if you are wanting to learn how to colour.

Ink used for stencilling was Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Rubellite. I love how my card finished up.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Watercolour Engagement card made using Thirsty Brush & Co

Hi friends, one of my close friends got engaged last week and I am so happy for her. I wanted to make her a card that was a little bit different from me. I don’t very often use watercolours (that’s something that I want to change) and I just watched a YouTube video by Claire Manning from Thirsty Brush & Co and I thought, this is the one, join me for more details…..

Set on the left is called Modern Floral and the other is Confetti Bands. You can get these sets on their website or on Create and Craft website.

I love the florals in this set and was looking forward to creating with them again. I started with stamping them onto good quality cardstock 300gsm using Versamark Ink then covered with WOW embossing powder in Metallic Platinum Super Fine then heatset it with my heat gun, then, I created a mask for my stamped image using the Diecut outline for this set and placed over the embossed image. I then positioned and stamped another image using versamark then embossed using WOW in Perissa and heatset it with heat gun.

Next I got my Winsor & Newton Watercolour Pans and set out doing some watercolouring. Then added some sprays of colour over the top and set aside to dry.

Next I added the sentiment Special Day in Jet Black Archival Ink, then stamped over with Versamark and added Wow clear embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.

I used the smallest Confetti Band and stamped a border along the top and bottom using Versamark Ink then covered in Wow Metallic Platinum Super Fine and heatset. Once the card had cooled down I layered onto Gold Mirra Card from Crafters Companion, Precious Metals range. Layered onto card base and that completed my Engagement Card.

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and happy crafting.

Kirsty 🌸

You are so loved-Magnolia Slimline Card

Hi friends and Happy Sunday! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Today I am sharing a beautiful card that I have made using a Magnolia Digital Stamp from Rachel Vass Designs

As soon as I saw the Magnolia stamp, I had to have it. I printed off the stamp and sentiment onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured in with my Promarkers.

Colours used ~ Burgundy, Carmine, Cerise, Rose Pink, Pale Pink, Umber, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Tan, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Holly, Forest Green.

I used Film City Slim die set from Mama Elephant to frame my card front and Plum background card. Adhered together with double sided tape. I used foam tape for my sentiment.

Next I got my Winsor & Newton watercolour Pan Set out so I could create some splatters of colour and that complete my card.

Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Polka Dot Orchard and Angie Blom Instagram Hop

Hi friends, did you know that Polka Dot Orchard & Angie Blom Digital Designs are doing a Collaboration Hop showcasing their new releases over on Instagram. Why not hop on over to IG and join in the fun with a chance to win and check out their fantastic sales.

It runs from 21-28 August 2020

My first card for the IG Hop is using Remember Me from Polka Dot Orchard. I printed her off on Kraft Card and coloured in the suitcase with coloured pencils. I used Spellbinders Borderabilities Die to create my border. Cut my patterned paper down to size and attached double sided tape. I added some neutral coloured twine and adhered to Kraft card base. Added some 3D enamel effects from Dovecraft to complete my card.

My next card from Polka Dot Orchard using Better Late Than Never illustrated by the talented Washi Horse Designs, printed off onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured in with my promarkers. Used a fun stencil with Versamark watermark ink and Wow Embossing Powder in Avocado. Adhered to green card stock then onto white card base and that completed my card.

For this slimline card I used Sunshine In My Life Girl by Angie Blom. I printed her off onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured with my Promarkers. Next I used my craft blade and cut her diagonally. I used frame die from Mama Elephant ‘Slim City Film’ Die set. Used a floral embossing folder from Sizzix onto yellow card stock and matted altogether. Adhered to card base and finished with sequins.

For my last card from Angie Blom I used Better In Boots I loved all the sentiments in that set and wanted to use them all on the same card. Printed off onto Kraft Card and coloured in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. Card was diecut using a frame from Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths 5”x7” card and box set. Finished card using white Posca Pen.

I hope you like my cards and they give you some inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the IG Hop and there is 8 new releases between Polka Dot Orchard and Angie Blom Digital Designs. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Grow Love with Kindness IG Hop | A New Beginning

Hi friends, I’m super excited to be part of Polka Dot Orchard Instagram Hop #GrowLoveWithKindness this runs from now until 12th July and there is 5 prizes of $5 digital gift cards to be won please follow me Lilac Dreams Studio on Instagram and join in with the fun of this hop. All the rules are on the Hop.

Digi set used “A New Beginning”
A New Beginning

This card was a delight to make, I layered up my card front with black and sunflower yellow card, adhered onto a 6” x 6” card base. Coloured with my Promarkers

  • Aubergine
  • Plum
  • Fuchsia Pink
  • Pale Pink
  • Holly
  • Pear Green
  • Meadow Green
  • White Posca Pen

My floral stencil was from a local craft shop and I blended with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Parrot.

I added some embellishments to finish my card.

Thanks for joining me and I hope you can join in with the fun over on Instagram

Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸