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Creative Team | Ellie and XO.

Hello Monday!


It’s the beginning of the week. A fresh start. Hit the ground running people. It’s the only way. x

Today Ellie pops in with an extra piece of inspiration for you using the Polka Dot Creative mini kit called “XO”.


Hi PDC family,

It’s Ellie here and today I’m sharing a wedding card I made using the fabulous ‘&’ symbol card from the “XO” mini kit.


Start making this card by stitching the ‘&’ symbol on the card. Then ink the edges of the tag. Taking some Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic triangle paper called 6th and Maple (currently on sale here) cut it to fit the front of a standard size card. Do not adhere yet. Distress the edges then ink with yellow.


Then cut a section of a gold doily from Maggie Holmes gold vellum doily.

Stack the 6th and Maple triangle paper, a doily, the tag, and then tuck the piece of gold doily between the doily and tag so you can see it. Adhere these together but not to the card base. This is so the back of your stitching can’t be seen. Taking the Amy Tangerine alphabet stitching template mark your letters one at a time. I found it easier to do one letter at a time for alignment purposes. After I stitching all the letters, adhere the layers to the card base. Using the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party stickers arrange them on the card as desired. Use foam dots behind some of the hearts for dimension.  Use some Dear Lizzy Neapolitan ribbon currently on sale at 50% off here. Add a few sequins for a bit of sparkle. Punch a butterfly out of some of the vellum and adhere to card. Use some bakers twine tie to the top of the card and you have finished.

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I hope you enjoy making something fun like a card, with any one of the gorgeous kits available at Polka Dot Creative.

Create and enjoy and remember to have fun!

Till next time, Ellie x

Around here and mini kit giveaway winner! (finally).

Hello Friday!

This week has thankfully gone quickly. My babes have been holidaying with their dad. They are having a ball but I’m ready for them to come home on Sunday.

Around here…


It started with a lovely face-to-face meeting with Kim of Jot Magazine. Such an inspirational person. {Kim! We didn’t take a photo, can you believe that?!}

I went on a road trip to see my cousins and Aunty with my sister and her babes.

It was good to get away and connect with three woman who I love so very much.

I’ve continued to unpack around here and re-arranged my office, again. I love moving furniture around. NB: my office now looks very different to what it looks like above 🙂

I did a little retail therapy today and purchased Amy Tangerine’s new bag, Navy Jack. I can’t wait to receive it. I’m going to treat it as my ‘portable office’. (*insert happy sigh*).

I got word today that the new collections from Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy and Maggie Holmes will be sent to me today. Will be receiving the entire collections mid next week.

Those of you who pre-ordered – you will be receiving your final invoice early next week. Once final payment is made I will send out your much anticipated goodies to you. Project Life products are still a few weeks away.

If you didn’t place a pre-order, don’t panic. I ordered lots of extra stock.

Do you remember back in August I had a giveaway for the mini kit above? Here’s the post. Today I finally picked a winner… (*insert sheepish giggle*).

CONGRATULATIONS | Belinda Who wrote: It is very kind of you to be doing a give away when you are in the middle of packing to move house . All the best with the move x

Belinda contact me via email on jodie@polkadotcreative.com.au with your contact details and I’ll get your mini kit out to you asap.

I plan to get back to releasing my mini kits. Time has been consumed by the the Documenting December kit. If you haven’t already, you can pre-order yours here.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed your Friday! x


Pre-orders | Polka Dot Party by Dear Lizzy.

Hello Sunday I love you!!!

I really, really do. Catch up day around here. The sun is shining and I’m excited about getting organised. The optimistic possibility of starting a new week just a little bit ahead of the game is a thrill for me 😉

Another scrumptious collection is available for pre-order here at Polka Dot Creative. Dear Lizzy has done it again with her beautiful collection called Polka Dot Party. Love it!

Here is a sneak peak. You can find the entire Polka Dot Party collection ready for pre-order here.

Patterned papers!

Thank you to everyone who has placed pre-orders through my little store so far. All pre-orders will close this Friday.

Remember that when you place a pre-order you aren’t paying 100% of the purchase price. You are only paying 50% now. Like a deposit. When the products arrive in my store I will email you with the remaining 50% owing plus postage. Once this final payment is made I will send out your goodies asap.

Don’t forget to have a read of the ‘pre-order process at Polka Dot Creative’ post I did last week. Any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Have a glorious Sunday all! xxx


Product Update | Look what’s back!

Hello Saturday!

Just in case you were thinking of doing a little weekend browsing I thought I’d let you know what arrived back in my store yesterday.

5th and Frolic | DEAR LIZZY.

Fox Silver Glitter Foam, THICKERS | 5TH & FROLIC, by Dear Lizzy Fox White Glitter Foam, THICKERS | 5TH & FROLIC, by Dear Lizzy Fox Gold Glitter Foam, THICKERS | 5TH & FROLIC, by Dear Lizzy

Fox silver, white and gold glitter foam thickers All 15% off. $7.95 reduced to $6.75.

I used the Fox gold and white glitter foam thickers a lot throughout my December Daily 2012. I LOVE the way they look.

Date Stamp | 5TH & FROLIC, by Dear Lizzy

The Date Stamp, $7.50. I love this stamp with all the days of the week included on the roller. Just perfect for Project Life.

Lucky Charm | DEAR LIZZY.

Roller Phrase Stamp | LUCKY CHARM, by Dear Lizzy

The awesome Roller Phrase Stamp, $8.95.

Collection Pack | LUCKY CHARM Collection, by Dear Lizzy

The Lucky Charm, Collection Pack, $26.95.

Accent & Phrase Stickers Book | LUCKY CHARM, by Dear Lizzy

Accent and Phrase Stickers, $5.95.

Printed Chipboard Shapes, BITS | LUCKY CHARM, by Dear Lizzy

Printed Chipboard Shapes, $5.95.

6 x 6 Paper Pad | LUCKY CHARM, by Dear Lizzy

6 x 6 paper pad, $8.95.

Mister Huey’s | STUDIO CALICO.

Pretty Pink, MISTER HUEY’S | by Studio CalicoClassic Tan, MISTER HUEY’S | by Studio CalicoOpaque White, MISTER HUEY’S, by Studio Calico

Mister Huey’s! Pretty Pink. Classic Tan/Classic Calico. Opaque White?Calico White. All $8.95. Check out my entire collection of Mister Huey’s. There are some gorgeous new colours from the Here and There, Snippets and Sundrifter collection by Studio Calico. Enjoy!



The Maggie Holmes patterned paper called Click that I used in my May mini kit. $1.30.

Yes, Please | AMY TANGERINE.

Currently, Patterned Paper | YES PLEASE, by Amy Tangerine

Currently, 12 x 12 patterned paper, $1.30. Fantastic for our Project Life pages.

Commitment, Kraft Paper | YES PLEASE, by Amy Tangerine

Commitment, $1.50. Double sided 12 x 12 kraft paper with arrows and cameras.

I hope you can find some products you love in this bunch.

Enjoy everyone! xxx

The May 2013 Mini Kit is available now!

Hello Saturday!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience with my release of my May mini kit. Family always comes first and first family came this week. All great, normal, everyday things – homework, ballet, sick little ones. Life.

Lots in this months mini kit and I just love it. It’s all based on the new Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper.

This May 2013, mini kit includes:

1 x acrylic stamp designed exclusively for Polka Dot Creative by Give a Girl a Stamp (so very excited about this collaboration!). Check out Kellie’s blog right now. She is on fire with some DIY projects at the mo.

1 x hand stamped packaging tag using Amy Tangerine’s Calendar stamp.

1 x hand stitched packaging tag LOVE using Amy Tangerine’s embroidery kit Capture (I had so much fun doing this).

1 x hand made confetti pocket from Polka Dot Pieces.

2 x Tim Holtz Adage Tickets.

1 x sheet of navy tiny alpha stickers from Studio Calico.

3 x wood veneer hexagon shapes from Studio Calico.

Dear Lizzy ribbon. (patterns of ribbon will vary between chevron and hearts).

A little bundle of twine.

2 x hand punched kraft tabs using a WRMK tab punch.

8 x 4×6 patterned papers from the Maggie Holmes collection.

I love this Maggie Holmes patterned paper. The cameras are just adorable.

You can never have too many tiny alpha stickers.

Hand punched tags using a We R Memory Keepers tag punch.

Hand stitched tag using the new Amy Tangerine embroidery kit Capture. I’ve sold out of the Capture embroidery kits but I still have some of the Inspire embroidery kits available. I have one up for a giveaway here.

I have always loved these tickets. 2 are included in each May mini kit.

This is what I’m most excited about. EXCLUSIVE to Polka Dot Creative by Give a Girl a Stamp! Love that word. Thank you Kellie!!! xxx

A hand stamped tag using Amy Tangerine Calendar date stamp.

One of my hand made confetti pockets. One can never have too much sparkle in their life or on their pages.

And don’t forget the 3 hexagon wood veneers from Studio Calico.

If you would like one of my May 2013 min kits just jump on over here. They are ready.

Thank you so much for your support Australia! xxx

Project Life 2013 | Week Eight.

Hello Monday!

Welcome to my Project Life 2013 | Week Eight.

We celebrated William’s 10th birthday during week eight. I have a 10 year old? How did that happen??

For my week eight I used patterned paper from the new Dear Lizzy collection Lucky Charm and an assortment of embellishments that were on my work bench.

The left side. I had a lot of fun with the patterned papers from Lucky Charm. When you think of Dear Lizzy you might instantly think ‘girly’ but, as you can see here, the collection can be used to document the ‘everyday’ of both the males and females in our lives.

The title card. You know how I love creating these. The patterned paper is called Noteworthy from the new Lucky Charm collection. The arrow, flair button, cardboard quote bubble and ticket are all from an old Studio Calico kit, and the gorgeous Studio Calico Star wood veneers are back in my store now.

Henry has the best expressions. xxx

Again I used the wood veneer Stars and a sticker is an Adhesive Label from the Pebbles collection called Seen and Noted. That arrow stamp is from the ‘Yesterday’ stamp set by Give a Girl a Stamp.

Here I used the new Amy Tangerine wooden stamp set called Document. I LOVE it. I have always said that my favourite stamp set of all time was the Graphic 45 stamp set but I think I have just found my new fave. I have a limited amount in stock but I’m expecting more this week. I snuck another one of Give a Girl a Stamp’s arrow stamp on that card too.

Henry is rocking his music classes! I’m also loving them… Lots of bouncing around, shaking bells and banging on tambourines. Awesome stuff!

For this card I used the new thickers from Studio Calico’s new collection Here and There, which I continued to use throughout my layout, and a 4 x 6 piece of the Wishbone patterned paper from Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm collection.

The right side with William’s birthday insert down.

This is what is under the insert. The photos that I took of William on his birthday were with my iPhone. The photos that were taken inside and at night didn’t turn out so well so I converted them into black and white while in iPhoto. I love how easily you can do that and how arty the result can look.

I used more of the Star wood veneer pieces inside the pocket of William’s photo. I didn’t get my sewing machine out to secure their pocket in place. Instead I pulled out my trusty Tiny Attacher to quickly do the job. You can see a few of the wood veneer made their way into the photo pocket but I really don’t mind.

That photo of William and his Grandad (my dad) is precious. They shared a treasured moment together. I popped their photo onto a 4 x 6 card cut from the Lucky Charm patterned paper called Wishbone.

Those other two are just simply NUTS!…

Think Happy Thoughts. A simple end and a darn good idea, right?

Thanks for taking a look at my week eight.

Have a wonderful start to the week everyone! xxx

PS | Can I share with you how excited I am to be flying off to Queensland this weekend to meet, face to face, some of the members of our Project Life Australia Group!!?? Looking forward to it so, so much girls!!!



CREATIVE TEAM | Lucky Charm from Dear Lizzy by Kellie.

Hello Friday!

We made it through another week.

I had my fair share of challenges with week but I m proud to say that I have made it through to the other side and that I’m looking forward to chilling out over the weekend.

Time for some more awesome inspiration from Polka Dot’s Creative Team member Kellie from Give a Girl a…

 (I've changed the name from Design to Creative.
Sounds better...)

This is Kellie’s week five of her Project Life journey. She has used patterned paper from the new Dear Lizzy collection called Lucky Charm.


And on this beautiful card Kellie has used Bright Bouble and Wishbone. I love her stitching! You can pick up her sketches of this card on her blog here.

The patterned papers that Kellie has used in these two project are:


Noteworthy and Wild Hearts


…and Dreamcatcher and Wishbone.

Thank you Kellie for sharing your work with us. xxx

Have a wonderful Friday all! x



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