Tuesday, December 9

Fun Challenges

Hi guys ! Okay so I am really excited for this card because its so bright and I truly love how it came out ! For starters I made it for 2 challenges the Runway Inspired Challenge(Colors and stripes)  and the Fusion Card Challenge (layout and stars)


At first when I saw the primary colors of the runway design I shrieked and not from happiness hahaha but lets be serious how many gorgeous cards have you seen using primary colors? But then I thought of how I have been wanting to try the water color technique and create my own paper and then my idea took flight! I must say when I added the sparkly black tape I was so surprised it really just made the colors POP even more than they did on their own! Okay well then I was looking for a good design and found the Fusion Card Challenges current challenge and those stars just spoke to me and I tried to stay true to the primary colors... I must say its my favorite card that I have made in a while ! I hope you guys like it too, and your not reading this thinking I am bonkers lol Well, I hope everyone is having a great Winter and finding lots of bargains for this Christmas Season! I actually just recently decorated the bedroom area of my Bedroom/Craftroom lol I'll share that below =)

~* Hugs Ashley *~

Friday, December 5

Its a Secret Santa Blog Hop !

It is official today the DT on Polka Doodles Challenges have all become a "Secret Santa" and we each received a secret message from Santa . Guess who Santa wanted me to make a project for .... whoops, can't tell you but see if you can guess from the clues ...

1]  She has the cutest Grandchildren
2] She has an adorable Pooch
3] She is on Team B

Please put your idea of whom you think my "secret Santa" is for in the comments section at the bottom of my post. One lucky winner will receive a digi image over and above the normal challenge prize. A random DT blog will be chosen and then a commentator from that blog will then be picked as the winner of a fab Polka Doodles digi image. So don't forget to visit all the DT and see if you can guess who has made for whom to be in with a chance to win. All the details you need are on the main Polka Doodles challenge blog. You have up to Thursday 18th December (midnight GMT) to enter and the winners will be announced on Friday 19th December (GMT).

Friday, November 21

Hello and Goodmorning Blogland !
Today I have a CAS (clean and simple) card for the Polka Doodles Challenge Using the CAS(E) challenge layout!
 As you can see from previous posts I just absolutely adore the festive HollyBob collection! If you are looking for a great Christmas lot this is the one for you! I think what I love most is the versatility. The lot is not only traditional but also has very modern elements as well. For this card I took the make it yourself bow template and opened it up in Paint. By opening it up in paint I was able to modify the size of the bow and so I copied and paste it each time resizing it to 80% of the original size! By doing this I was able to create a tree =) But no tree is complete without a stem and start which I printed from the Christmas tree in the collection and VUALA just like that a new Christmas tree appeared ! I hope you all enjoy it if you have any questions feel free to ask and I will get back to you =)
Much hugs! Oh and on a side note .... Thanksgiving is officially less than a week away! Yayyyy my folks are coming to visit me on Tuesday so I am definitely giddy and excited to spend quality time with them and stuff my face with amazing food. . . Oh wait I'm cooking .... lets cross our fingers on that last statement hahaha! So what are your Thanksgiving plans ?

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Friday, November 14

Okay so Thanksgiving is around the corner and that means one thing: Family FUn.... but it also means that CHRISTMAS is just around the corner! Now for those of you who know me it comes as no surprise that this excites me! I am telling you I am part ELF! I love candy, candycanes, candycorn, syrup and sugar (hahaha) but seriously I love Christmas music, the gorgeous Christmas decorations and I do not discriminate. I love all themes of Christmas decor inlcluding but not limited to: traditional red green gold and white, blue and silver, white and pink etc... Ever since I was a child I have just loved loved loved Christmas and not for the gifts I always have enjoyed buying others and giving out gifts over receiving them but don't get me wrong I like that too haha but Christmas always meant church caroling , time with family and just an overall Cheerful time of year. Anyway I say these things because I have a feeling that most of my cards through Christmas will be of a Christmas theme! So bare with me friends =)

Okay so I made this card for the Polka Doodles CAS challenge ! Now I must warn you CAS scares me ! I do love the simplicity of it all, but opposed to what you might think just because something is simple doesnt mean it easy to make..well make yes, but not to create... I have a very hard time with open white space I feel like its so limiting but it is also amazing! Okay well let me stop rambling, look at this beauty, I am so proud that I was able to do CAS. I used all Polka Doodle products from the  Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs collection 
I can not stress this enough, if you do not have this CD you NEED it! IT has the absolute best digi  images of the season!


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