My contribution to this week's challenge is a response to a blog buddy who said that Polka Doodles images and papers are too whimsical for more serious grown-up cards. Not true, I tell ya! Just take a look at this simple (almost CAS) all occasion card I made using papers exclusively from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD. The butterfly and greeting are from the Gracie Fairy Flutterfly rubber stamp set, also by Polka Doodles. I paper-pieced the butterfly, added some bling and we have a card perfect for any adult.
|The papers are from Cherry Blossom Lane. There's plenty of stitching on this card.|
|I popped the image up on some foam tape and called it a day... err, not quite.|
|Since I had so much fun paper-piecing the butterfly, I went for it with a vengeance on the inside! I paper pieced the flowers, also from the Gracie Fairy Flutterfly stamp set, with the gorgeous gingham papers from Cherry Blossom Lane.|
I'm taking my card to Dutch Dare Cards #210 "CAS"; C.R.A.F.T. Challenge#200 "Mother's Day / Female"; Charisma Cardz #12 "Happy Birthday"; Whimsy Inspirations #57 "Stitch It - Real or Faux"; Emerald Faeries #41 "Bling" and Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge "Girly".
Admittedly some of Polka Doodle's are cute, adorable and utterly precious - call it a design flaw (LOL) - but have you seen Nikky's latest designs? NO? Well then, you simply MUST hop over to the Polka Doodles online store and check out this Limited Edition Mini CD called "Fredericka" containing the most gorgeous grown-up images. You'll find yourself reaching out for your colouring medium of choice because these images just scream "Colour Me"! There are 10 images and over 100 backing papers and Nikky is offering free postage worldwide!
That's all from me today. Thanks for stopping by. I wish you all a truly blessed day. Link up your project and I'll be around to take a peek!