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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Pen Holder

Hi there everyone,

I must say I am a little giddy today - I finished school on Thursday for the summer (if we get one!) so I have loadz of time for my crafting.

It's my turn to post over on the Studio 12 blog today, but I have posted here too for those of you who haven't discovered Stuido 12 yet.

I have something a little different today, made using the 'Welcome Home' section of the fantastic Picknix Collection CD, designed by the very talented Nikky Hall at Polkadoodles.  Here's what I made ...

This project started out life as a plain brown shaped chipboard container (which I bought recently at a craft fayre).  I painted the base and the top edge with a layer of Gesso, then added some pearlised turquoise paint and left to dry.  I covered the piece with paper from the CD, which has been inked around the edges with Broken China distress ink.  I also used a spray bottle top to stamp some extra circles onto the paper pieces using the same ink, for extra effect.  I added a piece of pale blue polkadot organza ribbon from my stash and two hearts (printed from the CD).  Embellishments include a die-cut swirl, some turquoise adhesive gems, two pale blue hat pins, two blue roses and a pretty bow to match the ribbon.  I kept the rest of the pot fairly simple, with just one heart on the back ...

I hope this shows how versatile the CD can be - it doesn't always have to be a card, there are endless projects to make using all the fantastic papers and embellishments on the CD.  If you haven't discovered Studio 12 yet, pop over to the blog here and take a peek.

Just before I go, don't forget that our Nikky (Chief Polkadoodler) is on Create and Craft today (11am and 4pm) showcasing a new Christmas CD - any bets on how long it will take to sell out?

Have a great weekend,
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Wow this is gorgeous, I love it. Those papers are beautiful. Hugs Clare xxx

  2. This is amazing! I love the pearlised paint and each time I see that heart I love it a teensy bit more!!!! However, I'm struggling to find iton the CD. Now that I've seen this I HAVE to find it - worse thing is I've got new specs!!! There really is no hope for me!! :/ xxx

  3. Thanx, Claire - it's not your eyes, hun - I couldn't find the heart on the CD either!! It's a bit of a mystery! I copied it from another project I had saved, hehe xx


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