Saturday 7 November 2009

November Guest Designer - Dolly

Well folks, as promised I'm handing this post over to the lovely Dolly who has kindly agreed to be our first ever Guest Designer! Yayy! Dolly will be doing a weekly project for us every Friday during November and I'm sure most of you already know her from blogland anyway and if you haven't already come across her fab blog then you should do so - but not till you check out the fab tutorial below! Dolly will be following the normal DT challenges but she will be putting her own stamp on each challenge ('scuse the pun) - I can't wait! So here ya go, first up...

"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 !"  


  1. Wow! It looks fab! And welcome to our DT!

  2. Hi Dolly, what a fantastic ornament and yet it looks so quick and easy to make. Thanks for sharing :) Hugs, Denise x

  3. I second Ruth's emotion! Please stay around and continue to give us more inspiration...Kris

  4. Fab tutorial and will definitely be giving this a go with the kids at school ! ! ! Welcome to the DT and can't wait to see what other goodies you share with us.


  5. so very lovely to visit here and see you hun, great photo tutorial


  6. Fantastic idea Dolly, hope to get time to try it out tomorrow. Great big welcome to our DT, its a pleasure to have you here. x

  7. What a fabulous project! Thanks for the inspiration.


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