Friday, 10 February 2012

Full of Love! Polka Doodles Valentines Challenge

Good morning to you all. I'm here today with my very first official DT card for Polka Doodles. It's a nice easy one this week (well for some of us!) as it's Quick & Easy Valentine Cards. I thought I'd struggle with this one a bit as quick is not in my name or nature when it comes to card making as a rule, but this time I managed a quick and easy card. Yay go me!!!

What do you think??? I think it actually looks quite presentable for a card that took less than 30 minutes (excluding drying time of course)! My son loves it and has nabbed it for his girlfriend (true love at the age of 10!).

I used the Polka Doodles coloured and black/white images from the Sundae of Seasons CD and my graphics programme make the jar full of heart buttons and the heart button embellishment. Once I'd printed out the jar, I decided that it needed a bit of dimension, so popped the card back through the printer and printed out a couple more images. Now if I hadn't done this it would've saved time but tbh it only takes five minutes to cut out the images and I think it was worth the extra time as the jar really pops from the paper.

I ran an embossing tool around the edge of the jar and the other layers and then mounted them onto the card base using silicone glue. Once this was dry I added some Stickles and Glossy Accents to enhance both the jar and hearts. I made the heart button using the same hearts as the jar is full of, but used my pokey tool to make holes before adding some Glossy Accents and black embroidery thread. To finish I matted and layered some pink and card and then added some doodling.

Oh and the sentiment inside the card reads "For you Valentine"

I really hope that you'll join us this week, I'd love to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire xxx

Images - Polka Doodles, Sundae of Season
Glossy Accents
Letraset Fine Liner
Black Thread

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Love is in the air
The Paper Shelter - Be my valentine
Penny's Paper Crafty - Love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the air
Stampavie and More - Love
Truly Scrumptious - Love & Hearts
Whimsy Stamps - Love
Deep Ocean Challenge - Love You
Everybody Art - Love
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Valentines


  1. A fabulous card Claire,love the jam

  2. Sweet card, I love its simplicity. Hope your son's girlfriend appreciates receiving it!

  3. A very clever and pretty card Claire and love the simplicity and heart embellie.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  4. Just perfect Claire and so beautiful for your first DT creation! I totally agree with you on these quick cards I really struggle with them but my word girl you have it spot on!! Love Chanelle xxx

  5. Awwwww this is a fantastic card!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

    Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!


  6. This is too darn perfect! The the clean layout and the simplicity is just spot on. Thanks for joining us at MMCS and Penny's


  7. Claire this is adorable! I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


  8. Oh this is awesome sweetie I dont do quick cards either it dont come easy to me at all but this I absolutely love & its no wonder your son has nabbed it for his true little love, bless him.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  9. This is totally stunning. Love the clean design and that jar in those gorgeous colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  10. Fantastic CAS simple card, and I can see why your son has nabbed it!! Congratulation on your new DT position. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  11. Hello lovely, I absolutely love your card!. Perfect for your first DT card for Polka Doodles hun. Is your snow melting yet?? couldn't believe that yesterday lol!!!. Big hugs Clare xxx

  12. Very pretty it lots! Kx

  13. Oh I love this! fabulous CAS card! thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenges! hugs, Jane x

  14. Gorgeous card, love the jar hearts.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  15. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..


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