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Monday, 23 May 2016

Polkadoodles 7th Birthday Mash up!

Happy 7th birthday Polka Doodles!!!!
As this anniversary is normally called the "7 year itch", the Polka Doodles team have embraced the prickly feeling by scratching that itch and mixing/scratching up some new images ... get the pun? Corny we know but the team have had great fun. So to embrace the “itchy scratch” the Polka Doodles team have thrown caution to the wind and “scratched up” a different kind of birthday celebration.
The birthday celebrations will be running for 2 weeks and each day someone from the Polka Doodles team will be sharing their “mixed/scratched up” image. It’s been all hush hush and secret squirrel too as no one knows who has been busy creating what and when they will be revealing their image... so the Polka Doodles team get to join in the fun too. To add an extra layer of itchy fun, everyone has also been colouring up the new “scratched/mixed up” images, (still not knowing who designed them) and they will be sharing via their blogs and on FaceBook.
We really have scratched things up ... new merged images, no one knows who created what and no one knows when they’ll be sharing them ...!


Please do take the opportunity to visit the Polka Doodles team and see their new digi images because you will find a discount code (or two) along your way that you can use in the Polka Doodles shop

So today its my turn to share my mixed up image, I used the Arctic Unicorn from the Frosted winter collection and the sweet wedding carriage from the Work and Play Love and Kisses, you can find my merged image at a special price here!


So I coloured my image with my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours, now I haven't been too well lately and seem to have lost my ability to colour so i have to admit this was like my 6th attempt!


I added lashings of sparkle with my Wink of Stella Pens, and the image was so large in the end it completely filled and A5 card!

I hope you like it ... and for those of you who stuck around till the the end here is a special discount code to use in the store on any single image download! "BIRTHDAY20"

REMEMBER TO USE IT BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (23/05/2016 GMT)

Now if you would like some more inspiration and to continue the celebrations, why not head over to visit us at the Facebook group we would love to see you over there!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Polkadoodles 7th Birthday Celebrations!!!

Happy 7th birthday Polka Doodles!
Polkadoodles Ltd

As this anniversary is normally called the "7 year itch", the Polka Doodles team have embraced the prickly feeling by scratching that itch and mixing/scratching up some new images ... get the pun? Corny we know but the team have had great fun. So to embrace the “itchy scratch” the Polka Doodles team have thrown caution to the wind and “scratched up” a different kind of birthday celebration.

The birthday celebrations will be running for 2 weeks and each day someone from the Polka Doodles team will be sharing their “mixed/scratched up” image. It’s been all hush hush and secret squirrel too as no one knows who has been busy creating what and when they will be revealing their image... so the Polka Doodles team get to join in the fun too. To add an extra layer of itchy fun, everyone has also been colouring up the new “scratched/mixed up” images, (still not knowing who designed them) and they will be sharing via their blogs and on FaceBook.
We really have scratched things up ... new merged images, no one knows who created what and no one knows when they’ll be sharing them ...!
Please do take the opportunity to visit the Polka Doodles team and see their new digi images because you will find a discount code (or two) along your way that you can use in the Polka Doodles shop.

So make sure you stick around till the end because there is a little gift for you my lovely visitors..
So today it's my turn to share my secret teamies Mixed up image ..... I believe the lovely Jackie created this little masterpiece  ...its was so much fun to colour! 


So the images are from the Winnie Fruit Punch and Work and Play 12 Collections ... don't you just love that sentiment too!


I coloured it up with my Graph'it Markers and simply matted and layered it onto black and glittered card stock.


I hope you like it, don't forget you will be able to buy the full merged image at a super special price as soon as it goes live in the shop so keep checking in at the facebook group ... until then here is a 20% discount code for you all and you can use it on ALL digis in the shop (no full collections guys) the code is BIRTHDAY20 NOW USE IT QUICKLY MY LOVELIES AS IT WILL EXPIRE 17TH MAY AT MIDNIGHT GMT.

Have fun creating guys and enjoy the party!!!
Hugs Cara xx

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Inky Pinkies DT Post

Hi everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the start of the long weekend??? I certainly am and I plan on doing as little as possible as I've been feeling a little worse for wear this past week.

I've actually cheated for my Inky Pinkies DT project this week and i'm using one of my samples from the Create and Craft show this week for the launch of the new collections - Magic Garden and Little Kingdom.

I used the digi elements from the Little Kingdom to create my picture which I then printed out onto watercolour card and embossed with print magic.


I painted it using my new Gansai Tambi Watercolours although I used them a lot more thickly than i should I think. I also used the pearl shimmer colour as a wash over the background.


For something a little different to a card I framed my piece,  I finished with sequins from pretty pink posh and added clear wink of stella to the flowers.

I hope you like it.

Hugs xx Cara xx

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Inky Pinkies DT post!

Happy Saturday!!

I'm just popping in quickly to share my Inky Pinkies DT post and today I have used to super adorable little fat Bee from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection.

He is actually an embellishment on the collection but just look at him .... he deserves a card all to himself he's so cute!

The great think about Nikky's collections is that all of the images and the embellishments come in coloured and black and white so you can colour them any colours you like!


I coloured him in with my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolours and added some Silver Graph'it Shake marker to his little wings.


The papers I used are also from the collection.  I used a honeycomb die I've had in my stash for year un used from MFT


I also found out a brand new pad of distress kraft core cor'edinations, I sanded it back to look distressed.  I finished off with some faux stitching and of course some flowers from WOC.

I hope you like it!

I'm having a bit of a tough time with my porrly pancreas today so I'm going go have a little lay down on the sofa I think!

Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs xx Cara xx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - April ATG
Crafting with friends - ATG
Simply Create Too - Stitching
Give a Crafter a cookie - challenge 42

Red and Pinks at the Pencil Cases Challenge

Hi everyone,

Hope you've had a good week!  

Today is the start of a new challenge at the Pencil Cases Blog and this fortnight we would like to see you use Reds and Pinks, remember you can use any colouring medium to join in!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies and they are offering a $12 gift certificate for the winner, there is also a Lyra prize to be won too!




Prize - $12 gift card for store

My image this week is called Aloha Blooms and can be found here. Isn't she stunning!


I didn't really have much to colour in red and pink so I went for a pink bikini and red flowers in her hair!


I went for a very Clean and simple card for me, I thought she was stunning enough and with the sentiment from Stamping up I didn't feel it needed much more, some simple doodling around the papers and a touch of Wink of Stella on her lovely flowers.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx

Friday, 15 April 2016

Spring Floral's at the Colour Crazy Challenge

Hi everyone!

Its been another busy week this week, I had my birthday Monday which was lovely and I was totally spoilt.  I have been working late most days again so boy am I ready for the weekend!

This week we start another challenge over at the Colour Crazy Blog and this week our theme is Spring Florals.

We are sponsored by patties creations, you can find their etsy shop here and they are offering the winner some images!


We the DT have a choice of two colour pallettes to work from, you can use them too or use whatever colours you fancy!



                                           

My image this week is called "Thinking of You" and can be found here 

I went for the bright bold colours, I know my image is a sunflower but who says they have to be just yellow right??  


My card is only 5x5 so the flowers I embellished with look huge!!


I hope you like it!

have a great weekend!

hugs xx Cara xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Winnie Sending Wishes

Good afternoon my lovelies,

I've had such a busy week this week its been horrible so my hubby and kiddos have let me chillax a bit this aft in my craft room and get my Inky Pinkies DT make finished.

I used the "Bunting" image from the Winne Sugar Sprinkles Collection, you can buy her on her own here.


I coloured her with my Lyra Rembrandt Poly Colour pencils, I used an old paintbrush and sansador to blend the sky.


The paper, butterfly and sentiment were from the Winnie Fruit Punch collection here.


I finished off with some die cut flowers and of course some stickles.

I hope you like it!

Hugs xx Cara xx