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Polka Doodles Challenge 25

Was I surprised when the lovely Nikky, the multi talented designer of all things Polkadoodles asked me to be a Guest Designer for November?  Took me about 30 seconds to decide and say 'Yes!'.  I love Nikky's designs and the DT over there are a talented bunch so I was honoured to be asked to join them.

This week the Polkadoodles challenge is to create a christmas decoration and here's my christmas tree mobile.

And here's how I made it. The papers I've used are from the Jingle Jangles CD.

Cut two triangles of patterned paper measuring 16cm at the base and 20cm high.

Cut 2 6.5cm squares of contrasting paper for the pot and shape the sides making them more pot-shaped!

Cut the 2 triangles of paper into strips 3.75cm wide

Cut 2 Stars for the top of the tree and 2 Ovals for the hanger.

Place one set of tree pieces and the star face down leaving a 2mm gap between each piece. Take a piece of string and stick it to the centre of each tree piece with some tape, keeping the string as straight and as near to the centre as you can. Otherwise it'll be 'wonky'!

Now stick the corresponding pieces on top with glue, decorate both sides and stamp a sentiment on the oval hanger. I'm going to make a few of these to send as cards, it folds quite easily to fit into a standard sized envelope.
Hope you can join in with the challenge this week, it closes on Sunday 15th November. There's some lovely designs by the DT to inspire you to get crafting for christmas, be sure to check them out on the Polkadoodles blog.


  1. OMG this is just fantastic Vicki. Your tutorial is just brilliant and you make it look so simple. I'll definitely be having a go. Congratulations on being asked to be Guest Designer at Polkadoodles - you're in demand and I'm not at all surprised. Well done you!

    Love Lynda xxx

  2. Hi Dolly I love your tree decoration...
    Great tutorial!!!
    Have a fab weekend:)xxx

  3. `Congrats` on your GDT So seserving for sure!!!`Enjoy`:)xxx

  4. Fab projjie Dolls, so glad you're with us! xx

  5. This is just fab Dolly, thanks you so much for the little tutorial, must give this a go,
    Love Sarita xx

  6. so fab to see you on the PD blog - great tutorial hun


  7. Fantastic idea! I am going to be making a few decorations this year, and will definitely be casing this one!! TFI!

    Chris xx

    P.S. Terrie B's been teaching me how to be down with the kids. Apparently, that's textspeak for 'thanks for the inspiration'! hehe! Simple things... ;o)

  8. Oh, and congrats on the guest DT spot! Well-deserved, in my view.

    C xx

  9. This is fab and can't wait to give it a go. Great to have you on the DT too.



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