Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Carftmad May Swap - Polka Dots

Hi everyone, our swap theme over at Craftmad for May was Polka Dots.  I had so much fun putting these cards together.  Of course, I used Pinterest for inspiration and cards to case. Click this link to see my inspiration for this card.  I am not quite sure where the flower image is from as I had it printed three times in my stash ready for colouring.  Thought it was a digital stamp I had but can't seem to find it.  I coloured the image with my copic pens, cut out the flowers to create the different layers.  Die cut the leaves and the word Thanks.  Silly me was looking for a tiny piece of orange card stock for 'Thanks' that would match the flower.  After about five minutes of searching I suddenly thought 'cut it in white and colour with the same coloured copic pen'. Duh!

I love this card, it just makes me smile.  This is the card I spied on Pinterest.  I used my Penny Black stamp "Thorny Affair".  Coloured him with my copic pens and cut off the holly leaves that he normally carries.  I pin pricked around the edge of the card front then stitched through the holes.  Free hand cut the balloon shape and attached the string.  Finished with work stickers from 'The Sticker Store'.

This for passing on by, wishing you a fantastic day.

You can see what other people have swapped in our Polka Dot swap here on our Pinterest Board.


  1. Oh my these are two beautiful cards Merry I have a love for spotty papers superb makes
    lorraine x

  2. they are both so pretty - I love polka dots.

  3. Hi there,

    I can see the fun you had making these cards. They are honestly pure fun. The first one is so eyecatching and thanks for sharing the obvious tip about the colouring the sentiment. I often am in that position when I need to be reminded that the paper can be coloured to match.
    The second card is super cute and what a well drawn umbrella that is. Happy, happy porcupine and happy card.

  4. two beautiful cards Merry..Loz

  5. Love the flower on the polka dots, wouldn't have thought to do that. Love the hedgie with the balloon, well done on adapting it from the Pinterest one. You could enter it in our challenge at this month as its anything goes with a stamp.
    L x

  6. Hello Merry,
    I hope you are fine..
    Many thanks for your lovely comments, I was very happy.
    Your cards are wonderful, the polka dots are great
    and the little Penny Black stamp is very cute..
    Have a wonderful day
    Many greetings

  7. Oh they are both so beautiful cards x

  8. Both beautiful cards Merry .

  9. Gorgeous cards Merry - and I esp. love the hedgie and balloon one as you know how much I love PB stamps ♥♥♥ Sorry haven't been around - time isn't my friend at the moment. Thanks for your comments on my blog - I really appreciated them :-D

    Jocelyn x

  10. Fabulous cards love the bottom one with the Penny Black image on such a great lay out x

  11. 2 rather scrummie polka dots cards. Hugs Mrs A.


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