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STOCKTAKE SALE, Day Two | Farm Girl, Collection Packs and Mister Huey’s.

Hello Thursday!

And welcome to day two of my stocktake sale. Added to the stocktake sale today are…

Farm Girl, by October Afternoon. 15% off the entire collection including washi tapes, patterned papers, 6×6 paper pads (20% off the collection pack – see more below), alpha stickers and labels stickers, journaling cards, flair buttons and more!

Collection Pack | LUCKY CHARM Collection, by Dear Lizzy


Collection Pack | DARLING DEAR Collection, by Studio CalicoCollection Pack | HEYDAY Collection, by Studio Calico

Collection Pack | READY SET GO, by Amy TangerineCollection Pack, COLOUR VIBE | SN@P!, by Simple Stories

ALL collection packs are 20% off! From Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, SN@P! and Dear Lizzy.

Ocean, MISTER HUEY’S | HERE & THERE Collection, by Studio CalicoCash Money, MISTER HUEY’S | SNIPPETS Collection, by Studio CalicoFirst Kiss, MISTER HUEY’S | SUNDRIFTER, by Studio Calico

ALL Studio Calico Mister Huey’s. 15% off! Every single one of them!

Enjoy!!! xxx

PS | please note that I won’t be able to add on any orders to the Project Life pre-orders. Invoices have already been prepared and are ready to be sent out as soon as the stock arrives next week. Thanks.

DESIGN TEAM | Ok. It’s been a BIG week!

Hello, hello, hello WEDNESDAY!

Can we just pause for a second and take a look at our two wonderful, talented, amazing, Aussie chicks???!!!!

I’m so excited right now…!!!!

And they just so happen to be on my design team and got their products from Polka Dot Creative…eeeekkkkkk!!!!!

Sarah of Documenting Chaos


Kellie of Give a Girl a Blog

Could you both PLEASE STAND UP??!

Both of these Aussie girls have recently been acknowledged by two big names in the scrapbooking world in America….!!!!



Congratulations to both Sarah who featured on the Amy Tangerine blog with Polka Dot Creative’s first ever mini kit. (I’m a bit bashful…). Here’s Sarah’s blog post about her layout.

And to Kellie who was linked on October Afternoons official facebook page featuring her Grow album made from the Farm Girl products sold here at Polka Dot Creative.

Congratulations to two of our own!

Pretty great way to welcome a Wednesday don’t you think? I think so. In fact I’m pumped!!!

Have  a good one all! x


DESIGN TEAM | Farm Girl From October Afternoon by Kellie.

Hello glorious Saturday! (I’ve been waiting for you…)

Kellie over at Give a Girl a Blog has been flat out designing blogs, releasing stamp sets, and getting creative. She is a MACHINE!

Her latest creative inspiration piece for Polka Dot Creative is this gorgeous Grow book called ‘They Grow So Fast”. It’s a happy celebration of her gorgeous girls using products from the Farm Girl collection by October Afternoon.

Grab a cuppa and take a little time out to have a really close look at the detail of Kellie’s work. Each time I have looked at the photos I’ve seen something new.

I really, really wish I could hold this book and turn the pages one by one. It looks beautifully full and chunky which I just love.

Kellie tells me that the binder rings are from her own stash. Look at the cherry washi tape!  Drool.

Love the layering of products. How beautiful are her girls xxxx

Love how she used he journal cards as mini inserts.

Gorgeous idea threading twine through the Farm Girl buttons.

Notice the alpha sticker being used as a page number?

I love how Kellie used a piece of the Farm Girl title from the bottom of the piece of patterned paper. Using scraps. Love it!

Relieved that you popped a photo of you in the book too honey. x

Pretty much everything Kellie used for this project is from the new Farm Girl collection by October Afternoon which is now available in my store.

I love reading about the creative process of others. We can learn so much from each other. Read more about Kellie’s creative process regarding ‘They Grow So Fast” on her blog.

And like I said, Kellie has been busy with her latest stamp releases for February. If you haven’t already seen them go and check them out. I love them and you’ll love them too especially if you are looking for something that relates to our Australian life for your Project Life albums.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! x



STORE NEWS | Introducing Farm Girl by October Afternoon.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I wanted to let you know that there is a new collection now available at Polka Dot Creative. A delightful collection called Farm Girl by October Afternoon.

Here are a few bits and pieces from the collection.


Alpha stickers and word stickers…


…gorgeous tin pins and two washi tapes to choose from…

…journaling cards…

…gorgeous patterned papers…

and of course the sticker sheet.

Pop on over to my store to and check out the entire Farm Girl collection.

There will be some scrumptious inspiration for Farm Girl from my design gal Kellie from Give a Girl a Blog on her blog by lunchtime today. Will add a link here and on my Polka Dot Creative facebook page when it’s available. Believe me, it’s worth the wait.

Have a great ‘hump’ day all! xxx


INSPIRATION | Using Mini Kit #8 by Felicity.

Good morning Monday!

While we all wait patiently {or perhaps if you’re like me not so patiently…} for the SN@P! products to arrive today I thought I’d share with you yet another creative example of how Mini Kit #8 has been used. This time the creativity comes from one of my friends, Felicity.

I am so very proud of her as Felicity is a self declared Dear Lizzy fanatic. She loves the Neapolitan range for it’s girly, soft look. Felicity has two gorgeous girls so these colours suit her household perfectly. I gave my lovely friend Mini Kit #8 to see what this green and pink gal would do with a completely different colour palette to use – lots of reds, blues, deeper colours. She did brilliantly!

Love these photos of you honey!

A fun insert using 3×4 cards in an 8.5 x 11 page protector.

Now I love this and the story it. Felicity was inspired to make this fun space on her layout after she received a chipboard high heel shape in her kit. Obviously no need for that piece in her layout. Felicity has used my favourite stamps, the Wooden Antique Typewriter stamps from Graphic 45 and Fountain Pen from Jenni Bowlin’s beautiful range of stamp pads.

Love how she snuck some Ormolu flair buttons in there. Love the typed journaling and tag.

Felicity has just started blogging. Go over and check out her beautiful, positive space at Our Happy Life. There are more photos of her Project Life Week 32 layout there and a great write up on what she was thinking whilst creating her week. Thank you for taking up the challenge and for sharing your results my friend xxx

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!


This blog post is not sponsored. I’m all about sharing ideas, inspiration and creativity. After all, ‘sharing is caring’…

INSPIRATION | Using Mini Kit #8 by Michelle.

Hello Friday!

I have yet another awesome piece of inspiration for you this time from Michelle showing you even more ways in which you can piece your Kit together.

Love how she has some of the packaging tag hanging over the top of her page protector and love those threaded buttons! Nice use of my little freebie scalloped tag.

Great idea to include the amount of hours she worked during that week. Cute duck story!

A beautiful layout Michelle. Thank you for sharing your creativity. xxx

Michelle Stokes is a machine! She is one of those girls that just seems to have her hand in everything. Quilting, clothes making as well as her Project Life and scrapbooking. Pop on over to her Facebook page and check out her work. It’s delicious stuff.

Mink Kit #8 is still available however orders will close on Sunday night at 8pm.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

PS | SN@P! products will be here on Monday and I will be sending your pre-ordered goodies to you on Tuesday. Thank you for being so patient. It’s been a long wait (to tell you the truth I was getting very impatient :)) but the wait is over. x


This blog post is not sponsored. I’m all about sharing ideas, inspiration and creativity. After all, ‘sharing is caring’…



INSPIRATION | Using Mini Kit #8 by Kellie.

I can’t tell you how pumped I am to share with you the following inspirational creativity. #8 has been the most popular Polka Dot Creative Mini Kit so far. I loved putting it together probably because I am such a huge fan of October Afternoon.

I initially designed these kits as something to use in our Project Life albums in conjunction with the Becky Higgins core kits HOWEVER they are also great to use as a card kit and/or on your layouts. Here’s proof.

If you don’t know her already, I’d like to introduce you to Kellie Winnell. Kellie purchased Mini Kit #8 and just have a look at what she did with it! The only things that Kellie added to the kit were a couple of doilies (she loves doilies like I love tags), paint, and an Ali Edwards stamp.

The first layout…

The second layout… (love those butterflies girlfriend!)

The THIRD layout…but wait there’s more…

AND a CARD! Kellie really made the kit stretch producing three layouts and then a card with the remaining scraps.

I. AM. THRILLED!!!! Thank you for sharing your work Kellie!

Kellie has a fantastic, fun blog called Give A Girl A Blog in which she shares her creativity, her life, and her awesome sense of humour. Grab a cuppa and check out her world. You’ll have a great time. She has also put up 2 blog posts detailing her creations above. You’ll be seeing Kellie around here again but more on that later. xxx


PS | I’ve had people contacting me asking if they can still purchase MINI KIT#8. YES! I know I’ve said it over and over again but I really do appreciate your enthusiasm and support so very much so I’m happy to accept more orders.




PRE-ORDERS for MINI KIT #8 available now!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for being so incredibly patient with the release of Polka Dot Creative’s Mini Kit #8. To show you how much I appreciate your continued enthusiasm and support for these kits I have PACKED this one full of 9 to 5 loveliness including an entire sheet of the Red and Cream Mini Market Alpha Stickers. All of the bits and pieces included in this kit can be found in my store. Jump on over here to order your Mini Kit #8 now!

PRE-ORDERS for MINI KIT #8 are available now and will CLOSE at 5pm, next Tuesday, 9 October, 2012. All orders will be posted on (or maybe even before) THURSDAY, 11 October, 2012.



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