Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Pearls and Gems..............

Hello there lovelies!

It is Digi Choosday Challenge day and we have a new theme for this challenge and it is 'Pearls and Gems'. I love this theme so much I am doing a happy dance to celebrate!!!

Ok - first of all - did you all watch Nikky yesterday and see her on Create & Craft with the AMAZING new collection???? Gorgeous! Adorable! A must have! So sweet, I loved working with it to make some samples for the show.

Secondly - have you seen the NEW website?????? Oh my goody gumdrops it's so shiny and fab if you've not been to visit - and seriously, WHY not? - go look NOW, here is a handy link for you to find your way! ;)

Ok, I am going to stop wittering on (yeah you cheer) and get down to business.

Now, I love the shaped cards you see on the blogs and social media pages with the perfect mat and layering and oh so prettiness, but alas, I have never managed to make them as we all know, me and scissors, we are not friends. So in the past if I wanted to make a shaped card, I bought a shaped card blank and then very sadly couldn't follow the shape through the layering of the card. Yes, I have dies that can make the shaped card, but sometimes you don't want to be restricted to the size.

So, what is a girl to do?  Yes, you guessed it. Moan at Nikky. Within a half hour she had made 8 cut files available in the shop to make your own shaped cards. So that is what I have used today!

This is cut file Frame 1. I know, you're swooning at it aren't you? 60p people! Yip - I repeat - 60p.

I put it in the Silhouette, made it a 7x7 size, the cut out 2 blanks. I scored one edge of one and then using red tape, stuck them together. I cut the main mat at the same size (fits perfectly) and then reduced the frame twice to get my layers. I used the precoloured 'Cherry Blossom' from the gorgeous Eden Collection. I cut the image twice to layer it up and give dimension.
 The embellishments and pearls are from Eden also. The sentiment is from W&P 10. I then added tiny little pearls round the image in fitting with this weeks theme.  Some flowers and lace and voila - done!

I LOVE how this turned out, I love the shaped card, I love my perfect layers and I love ALL of it. I hope you like it too.

You do not need to use Polkadoodles products to enter into our challenges so come along to the main challenge blog and join in the super fun with us! Also - remember to see all the rest of great inspiration from the design team.

See you soon

Yvonne xx

I am entering the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge  -  Challenge 320 Pearls
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting From the Heart - Always Anything Goes 


  1. lovely card love that shape I cant wait to use it xx

  2. Stunningly beautiful, Yvonne! Those soft, gentle colours are soooo pretty! I’ve been meaning to purchase some of those expensive dies to make shaped cards but not now! I’m off to buy these cut files immediately!! Let me at ‘em!!! :) xxx

  3. Fabulous make. I guess you like the cutting files!!

  4. So pretty and delicate. Love the shape of the cut file you've used too.

  5. So delicate!!! Love all the dimension you added.

  6. This is gorgeous, love the colours.xx

  7. so sweet, the colour combo is so pretty Lynda x

  8. Beautiful, love the colours xx

  9. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing along with us for ATG Challenge at TTCRD DT
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