Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms ~ Catherine Pooler Blog Hop

Welcome to your next stop on the Catherine Pooler #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop! I'm so glad you are playing along and hope that you will choose to 'Follow' my blog while you are here.

Today I'll be sharing Find Your Own Rhythm, by designer Jeanie Hayes for Polka Dot Orchard. This digital package comes with one image and four sentiments.

Here's my completed card and then a few details. 

Isn't this a beautiful image of the Pileated Woodpecker? We are very blessed to have several great artist at Polka Dot Orchard along with our wonderfully talented Design Team. 

For my card I sized the image to make the tree as tall as the A2 size card front and printed on Neenah 110# card stock.  I used my Copic markers for coloring and QuickKutz Nesting Frames 18 to die cut the image and the sentiment. I matted the sentiment with black and cut a red patterned paper to fit a card base that measured 4-1/2" x 6". I wrapped black twine from the center horizontally and knotted it on the left side/center.  Then I glued the red mat to the card base, keeping the string in the center.  Next I added the image, then the sentiment to the card base.  I added additional black twine at this point going vertical and made my bow.  For the finishing touch, I added three grey enamel dots at the bottom. 

Thanks for stopping in - please leave a comment below to be eligible for one of the fantastic prizes.  Polka Dot Orchard is giving away a $20 gift code to purchase digital images! Deadline to comment is April 24th and the prize winners will be announced on April 27th.   Check out all these sponsor-- Here:

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I'll also be entering my card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday~ 630 Wings
Crafty Animals ~ Challenge #37
Pearly Sparkles ~ Challenge #60 Bunnies, Birds or Bears
Scribbles Designs ~ #88 B is for Bunnies or Birds
Color Throwdown #589, Black, Red, Gray
Mod Squad ~ Bird Challenge


  1. Nicely fashioned card. Very much like the layers and matting.

  2. Lovely card and the sentiment is very needed during this difficult time
    Thank you for sharing it in the Cute Card Thursday challenge

  3. Love this card, perfect for sending to someone especially during these difficult times. Thanks for sharing

  4. Beautiful card! Love your design and you coloring is amazing! FYI...some of your sponsor pics aren't showing up and the link for the PDO blog hop isn't working. Can you change it to this link? Thank you:

    Thank you for participating and sharing inspiration with us!

    1. Thanks for coordinating Kim ~ Great to see your name in the winner posting!

  5. What a wonderful card Pam - love how you have wrapped the string in two directions!
    Stay safe

    1. Maxine - Congratulations on winning in the blog!

  6. Great card and unusual to have an image of a specific species of bird. I love pileated woodpeckers although I only see one a couple times a year.

  7. Love the woodpecker and the sentiment is perfect! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  8. What a timely sentiment and a beautiful take on the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  9. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us. Please stay safe.

  10. FABULOUS card!
    LOVE your image and sentiment, great colouring and design too, LOVE IT ALL!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING :)

  11. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  12. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luck

  13. Great image and sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at the Scribbles Designs Challenge.

    Helen x