Saturday, 26 March 2016

Going Dotty!

Hi guys

Happy Saturday!  And another Saturday means it's time for a new challenge over at Less is More.  And this week it's the turn of another Recipe challenge which is...


Polka Dots
Please remember to keep your creations clean and simple.


And before I share my cards with you I'd like to introduce our fab Guest Designer for this week's challenge, one of our regular LIMettes, the lovely Kay Wallace.


I have three cards for you this week, here's the first...


I started by adhering some polka dot paper to my card base.  I then took a panel of white cardstock and used a stitched rectangle die to partly cut the panel to create two stitched edges.  I stamped the sentiment in black before adhering flat over the patterned paper and added three Doodlebug sprinkles to finish.

Materials used:

  • Patterned Paper: Papermania - Spots and Stripes Pastels
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles
  • Stamps: Altenew - Painted Greetings
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Cupcake, Bumblebee and Lilac Collections

Challenge entries:

Creative Card Crew - Challenge #109 - CAS
Crafty Catz - Challenge #317 - Stitching (real or faux)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (not topping option this time)



I decided on a very classic layout for my second card...



I started by die cutting a pierced square from some white cardstock.  After removing any static with a powder tool I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark before heat embossing in gold.  I then stamped the balloons and strings, one onto a co-ordinating die cut which was mounted on 3D foam.  The square panel was then adhered to the card base on 3D foam strips.

Materials used:

  • Die: MFT-Dienamics - Pierced Squares
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - It's Your Birthday, Got Your Number
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versa Color - Pacific, Mint; Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich

Challenge entry:

Color Throwdown - Challenge #385 - Teal, Aqua, Gold




And my third card I have made for my boyfriend as we are celebrating another year together tomorrow...


I die cut various hearts from three shades of polka dot glittered cardstock and adhered these overlapping onto a panel of white cardstock.  I then simply stamped the sentiment in turquoise and black before adhering the panel to the base using 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Dies: Lawn Fawn - Hearts
  • Coloured Cardstock: Kanban - Sherbert Pips
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Happy Anniversary
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Turquoise

Challenge entry:

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #418 - To Die For


Thanks so much for visiting today.  I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery this week and I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. 



40 comments:

  1. Love all your polka dot cards but especially like the anniversary one - very elegant.

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  2. love your makes, the first one with the enamel dots is just my thing, love it

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  3. You've rocked this one as always teamie! Love each card, perfectly crisp and clean throughout. The Pastel dotty paper on the first one is just so pretty and the angled white pane adds a fun look to the design. Happy anniversary for tomorrow to you love birds! X

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  4. These are great, Anita! Love the pastel polka dots on the first and the beautiful, crisp design on the second. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating your anniversary and your polka dot hearts are just perfect :)

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  5. Wow! 3 v different cards - love them all! X

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  6. I love polka dots and I love your cards, especially those cute little balloons. Enjoy the Easter weekend and happy anniversary too xx

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  7. Your first card looks yummy like candy! Love the second one too, it's what I call gender neutral, I love that about a card.

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  8. Three gorgeous cards and lots of great inspiration. Karen x

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  9. Happy anniversary to you and your boyfriend for tomorrow! I love your cards... the polka dots you;ve done for all three cards are perfect for the layouts and look fantastic. The gorgeous candy colours on card #1 might *just* have the edge for me, but that balloon design is definitely going to get CASE'd for some birthdays this year! Thanks as always for the inspiration :)

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  10. Love your polka dot cards! Lots of great inspiration here.

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  11. Fabulous designs! Love how the polka dots on the balloons pick up the dotted pattern around the panel's border. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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  12. I'm a huge fan of polkie dots, so these cards all melted my heart, Anita! And they are beautifully CASlicious, too!! Happy Easter! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. What a brilliant collection of cards, love how you have added these subtle poka dots to each card. Wonderful

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  14. I came to say how much I love the layout on your first card, love the other two also, especially the balloons.

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  15. Loving all three of your inspirational cards Neets !

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  16. Ooh what a fab bunch Anita, dots are great aren't they. And how clever to have dotty sentiments, the balloons are my favourites though.
    Happy anniversary to you both.

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  17. Gorgeous set of pretty cards! My favorite is the first one. The pastel polka dots with the enamel dots are so sweet! Happy anniversary!

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  18. Love your color throwdown card...the simplicity is brilliant!

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  19. These are all gorgeous, such clever ways to slip a few polka dots in there! Lou x

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  20. Three fab polka cards, well done, love them all :D x

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  21. Wow! Three stunners there Anita. I adore the balloon one - it is CAS perfection.
    I'm sorry that I'm a little late visiting you but I've had wifi problems on my holiday to England.
    Sharon xx

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  22. love the simplicity of these!! Your background colors and the dots match so well. Thanks for sharing with us. Vicki DT Creative Card Crew

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  23. Three simply fabulous cards! Love those wonderful dots.

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  24. Wow, where to start!!! All 3 cards are stunning. CAS elegance.

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  25. Thanks for the shoot-out here, Anita! Three stylish cards from you for this fun polka dot challenge at LIM. Each one-of-a-kind and perfect for the occasion. Thanks for the inspiration this and every week both on your blog and on the LIM challenge blog!! Mwah!

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  26. Obviously, I meant SHOUT out, not SHOOT out (no one shot me!). Duh!

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  27. Just love your CAS cards. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CCT this week :)

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  28. Wonderful colours and design on No1. Love those shiny balloons and the cute hearts.

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  29. Superb selection of cards. Lots of inspiration there. x

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  30. Such a great selection of cards. Love the polka dots. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

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  31. Lovely card thank you for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ in our stitching challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next challenge

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  32. Gorgeous cards Anita, I love how you placed the layers in the first one.

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  33. Like the cow's tail, I'm all behind this week Anita, but I just had to say how wonderful all of these are... as ever. Your style is my idea of heaven!
    Wonderful work!
    Chrissie xx

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  34. A fantastic selection of polka dot cards Anita - I especially like the first one. Happy anniversary too!

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  35. Love your too of cards Anita! I adore anything with polka dots! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday and we hope you will be back soon!

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  36. oops trio not too! Sorry about that!

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  37. Very pretty trio of cards. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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