Sunday, 6 January 2013

New Year Sunday - New Us!


Happy New Year everyone!

You may have noticed a little change here on the Polkadoodles blog (see our new header above!) ...we have decided that as most of our customers and followers love both Polkadoodles AND Studio 12 it makes sense to bring both of our fantastic design teams together in one place! So from now on, this blog is dedicated to the whole Polkadoodle House and we will feature some fantastically creative Studio 12 makes every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday! Of course, our regular Polkadoodles challenge will always publish on Fridays too, it just means we can bring everyone loads more inspiration all under one bloggy roof! 

So to kickstart us off with Studio 12 and give you an introduction if you don't know what it's all about - my creative vision for the Studio 12 brand of products is to try and show you how digital crafting doesnt' have to be just about simply colouring in a digistamp with alcohol markers and making a card! Digital is so exciting, and let's face it - it will eventually be the future for all of us, even those who hate computers and will never give up stamping! I never ever thought I would be a digital crafter as I was a die-hard stamper and grungey person, but digital can hold it's own against all our traditional products too. It's all about opening our eyes to the possibilities of how we can use it - digital doesnt mean keeping it all on screen, which is what digiscrap tends to be - to me, it just means digital design which can be used in a variety of ways, and for me, that means 100% hybrid all the way! I will NEVER give up my rubber stamps and inks and paints and all that lovely texture which you simply can't do digital (although we do come close!) so I use all my digital products to create real, off the page or on the page projects and cards, simply mixed up with my chipboard, stamps and every other bit of stash I have. It simply means I can get LOADS more product at an absolute snip of a price - 100's and 100's of papers for me to print at home economically all for the price of a 48 sheet 12 x 12" paper stack. It's a no-brainer! And the great thing with Polkadoodles is that we WANT you to go hybrid so unlike most other digital brands, all our images will print out fantastic quality at home on your basic cheapo home printer with the cheapest inks you can find - cos we know that is what YOU want!

So anyway, I love making tags and thought I'd share this one I made ready for Valentine's Day, which will be here in the blink of a Distress Ink!
To make this I cut out a simple tag shape and covered it with paper from my Picknix collection  and some lovely bits and pieces from the website - you can see in more detail how I made it over on my blog here.

Hope you like this tag, I'm giving this to my husband for Valentine's Day as a bookmark, why not make one too for the man in your life! See you next time! xx

p.s. Dont forget that there is still a 15% sale on the website so make sure you grab a bargain whilst you can!

Love from Nikky
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