Tuesday 30 September 2014

Wk 5 - Digi Queens day!

Welcome back to another Digi Queens day!

This week we have yet more new releases in the Digi store for you all, including our new Octavia range....
Isn't she priddy?!!...Just click on the image to find her.
As a special Digi Queens introductory Octavia offer you can get 10% off the Octavia range this week only 
by using code PDBDQ10 at the checkout - but this code is only valid until Sunday at midnight GMT so don't miss it! Go go go!

So let's see what the Digi Queens have been colouring for us this week....

Nikky...I couldn't resist colouring this lovely new Octavia image - make sure you grab her from the store - all the links are above with the special offer code! This image is Octavia Bird in the Hand...
I wanted to give her a bit of a distressed grungey look and get a transparent wispy effect with the dress, but using my Graph'It alcohol markers rather than Distress Inks...I messed the face up a litle (that point where it's one stroke too far) so I had to darken it right up further than I normally would....I used 4125, 4150, 3210 for the face with 4145 for cheeks, then just 6110 and 5115 for the dress with blender. Hair uses 3210, 3230, 3245, 3250 and a little 9403 for extra shadows. The background is 7105 and 7109. I finally added white dots with my Graph'It Shake white pen.

Fi....Morning folks, here's my card for today's inspiration...I have used one of the fabby images from the Girl Talk collection...this is Dollie Sleepyhead...isn't she cool??
I coloured Dollie with copics this time and used for the skin - R00, R20 and R14, for the t-shirt I used - RV10, R81 and RV55, for the trousers I used W0 and E40, for the hair I used - E53 and Y28. The papers are also from the same collection.  You can get the full range on CD from the store here!

Janine...Good morning everyone, for my card this week I've chosen one of the super cute bears from Nikky’s new Winston CD Collection. When I spotted this gorgeous image of Etty bear I just knew I had to watercolour her, and make it into a card....


You can see how I made the card on my blog, I used Distress Inks to colour her:  Fur & Postbox - Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain / Bird & Nose - Antique Linen / Cheeks & Paw Pads - Worn Lipstick / Dress, Bow & Postbox Plate - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seeds, Wild Honey / Sky - Tumbled Glass / Roses - Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Fired Brick / Leaves & Grass - Shabby Shutter, Peeled Paint / Bird - Antique Linen / Flag - Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door / Ladybird - Barn Door, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain / Envelope - Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick. 

Tait - Hi guys Tait here again this week with a card I have created using the very cute Miss Rose Bud from the Rose Bud CD collection.  I made the card using a collection of papers from my stash and some new Lace and a few flowers for good measure, nothing is ever finished until it has flowers for me haha...

I coloured the image using Copic Markers: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair - R27, R46, E08, E18
Dress - R00, R11, E95, RV 34

Beverly - Hello everyone!  Today I made another Christmas card for you.  I used this sweet Snowman Image from Nikky.   You can find him on 2012 Christmas Collection CD.

I colored this image with my Copics...
Hat : N7, N5, N3
Snowman and snow : B0000, B000
Scarf :  G40, G43, G46
Nose :YR15, YR12


Gorgeous inspiration as always from the team! Hope you're enjoying the weekly projects - don't forget to use that special code! 
We will see you back here on Friday for another Polkadoodles challenge but in the meantime make sure you pop over and visit the Digi Choosday blog too today - and a chance to win some lovely goodies!! 

Friday 26 September 2014

Week 39 - It's a Sketch - Polkadoodles Challenge

Hello to everyone out there and it's Happy Friday!
 We are here this week with our wonderful inspiration from the design team.

Have you checked out the Polkadoodles store lots of new items have been added this week
Take a Peek Here

The theme of this week is still 
It's a Sketch
and you can
enter the challenge
Do not forget that it is not necessary for the use of products Polkadoodles to enter challenges
but make sure you follow the rules in the sidebar ---- & gt;

You have until noon GMT Friday, October 3rd to enter.

The winner of the Week 36/37- Tag You're It is at the bottom of this post.
Now, for the inspiration from the design team this week....

Anjie - Everything on my card is from the adorable Winston CD, isn't he just the most handsome bear you have ever seen!!!! I have added faux stitching around the edge of the papers and hearts as it goes so well with the papers. I have used a pre-coloured image this week to show you just how fabulous they are if you can't or don't want to colour.

Sandie - It's fabulous to be here again and offer you my DT mid-challenge inspiration for our sketch challenge.  I have to say that when I saw it was a sketch I hid under a cushion!  I am the type of crafter that starts of doing one thing and then ends up with my make mutating into something else so working to a sketch was a little scary!  But, I gave it a go lol.  I have used the fabulous Amelia Roses
 who is available on digi download on her own (OR with the others that fall in your basket!) and as a full CD on the Pretty Sweet CD. She is coloured with my Graph'it Marker pens and for the eagle eyed the bunting is a cut file from Winston  the amazing new collection we can't put down!  Check out my blog for more details and here is my interpretation - happy crafting, Sandie x

 Jenny - Hi again and it's time to share my card for the mid-challenge inspiration. now I don't mind using a sketch and find that when you are struggling they are a good starting point. This one is so lovely that I used it as it is and didn't need to change the layout around.
I have used papers from the fabulous Winston cd as I already had some printed and I thought they worked well, I have also used one of the Pretty Sweet girls and this is Piper she is available as a single digi or you can get a cd with her and her friends on.  I added a few stitch lines around some of the layers and added a flower cut from one of my dies. There are more details on my blog.

Bev here with my take on the sketch, as you can see I took it all 'As is' but had a great time ageing and distressing the papers. Winston is my inspiration but as you can see you don't necessarily need to use the characters to produce an end product. I'm seriously addicted to printing off, shaping and building up the flowers from this awesome CD.


Susan - Well here we are here with some mid challenge inspiration  .
I have used the adorable Etty from the New CD Winston ,also papers and embellishments .I have coloured her with my Graph'it markers then used my Prisma Pencil's to add a bit of extra shading also distressed most of the card with my distress inks.

Yvonne - Hi everyone - I am here with some inspiration for the sketch challenge. I opted to use everything Winston which you can get from the new collection, check it out here. As the sketch is hearts, I opted to use Winston holding a heart, the hearts on the card are from the collection as are the papers, the wee flowers are from the collection too. The sentiment is actually from the Pretty Sweet Collection.

Katie - This was a great challenge, it is so interesting when you have the same sketch to see what everyone else comes up with. I used Work and Play 6 Background Papers and some bling. I cannot wait to see what you come up with. Have fun and Keeeeeeeeeeep Crafting xx

Claire C I've used one of my favourite images from Festive Hollybobs for this card, isn't she adorable?? I've coloured her up with Graph'It markers ad layered her up over kraft cardstock. The gorgeous bp, paper bow and the supercute ticket sentiment are all from Festive Hollybobs too

Frezja - Hello all :) Today I have for you an example how to use collections Festive Hollybobs in the way NO Christmas....... Let's say a little Christmas a lot of sketch..:)
I love such unusual project :) More foto you can find on my blog :)
Have a nice day :)

Fabulous and stunning DT creations to inspire you!

The winner (chosen by random org) for our last challenge, 
Tag you're It
29 - Karen

You've won
a digital bundle from the Polkadoodles store.
Please email us  here  and to claim your prize and quote PDw39001wk36

The Top 3 this week, chosen by the Design Team are
35 Donna

Congratulations to all, thanks for your participation and do not forget to claim your blinkies from the sidebar.

It's a Sketch
You can enter here
Please do not forget, there are a maximum of 2 entries per person.
Have a fabulous week everyone.

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Wk 4 Digiqueens with a Fabulous Freebie!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the fabulous
Digi Queens

The team are here with another great week of colour inspiration and ideas for you.  
And today we have a great FREEBIE for you - yes, it's just around the corner now so we thought we'd help your Autumn/Fall inspiration with a great Halloween image (just right click and save to your computer)....

Our standard Angel Policy applies so you are not permitted to share this image with anyone else or post it anywhere but feel free to send people here to get themselves.

Make sure you check the Polkadoodles download store this week - we have some lovely new digis up for grabs and if you are not yet a member of Polka Doodle Dandies on Facebook you should come over and join us as we have lots going on and freebies and special codes along the way for you.
Make sure you also head over to the Digi Choosday challenge today too - the team have some great projects and a fab challenge this week - plus you can win digis!!

Let's see what the team have made this week!

Nikky...I decided to colour in this lovely new digi which has just been added to the store recently, I just love her swirly cape! I've actually done something really different this week and coloured her with Pan Pastels of all things - such a cool result, I love it and I can see a new obsession about to start I think! 

You can get 2 different versions of this image - one with a Witchy Kitty and one with a Toad:
If you want to see how I coloured her with Pan Pastels you can see a YouTube tutorial over on our channel HERE and HERE 

Hi there Anita here :).....Today I bring to you a Gorgeous Halloween image called Mummy whom I coloured in with polychromos pencils.   I then fussy cut it along with the cat and mounted them with foam pads. I also used the awesome backing paper from Witchie witchy journal bundle you really should checkout the whole Halloween section over at there store....

mummy Get the digi here:
I used colours: Cold grey VI, Cold grey V, Cold grey IV, Cold grey III, Cold grey II, Cold grey I

Leah....Hello everyone, I chose to do a Halloween piece this week as well!  I colored Witchie Goth in a monochromatic color scheme, and added some orange to her to give her a more 'Halloween' color :) I added her to an altered kraft gift bag; she was a lot of fun!  Enjoy! -

I have used my beloved Prismacolor pencils in these colors: Beige PC997, Mineral Orange PC1033, Chocolate  PC1082, Dark Brown PC946

Hi everyone, it's Victoria here with a spooky little gift bag to pop your Hallowe'en treats in!!  I've used the handsome Dracula, along with a creepy tree and a polka dotty bat - just some of the ghastly elements from the Witchie Witchie bundle available instantly in the Polkadoodles DigiWorld store now!

I used these ProMarkers to colour him: Skin: Almond, Blush....Hair, shoes, cloak and trousers: Cool Grey 1, 2, 3, 4,5.....Cane: Cool Grey 4, 5.....Cloak lining: Lipstick Red, Berry Red, Crimson, Cool Grey 4....Buttons: Tulip Yellow, Gold

Hi everyone, its Colleen here with a Halloween tag, perfect to add to your treat bags! I have used the awesome Spooky House 2, I trimmed it down slightly to fit my tag and stuck to typical Halloween colours of black, orange with a touch of white and finished it off with some burlap and twine.

Christine here now..  I used the very scary Witchie Goth – coloured with Copics (listed below) – then I gave her skin a greyish tinge..  no self respecting witch would have blush! I added some sparkle and some glossy accents to her too, but they are difficult to see.  For the background I used a scrap of Halloween paper and printed the SpookyHouse on top, then used a Wink of Sparkle pen to lift the black.  The cobweb die is from Memory Box and the ric rac die is PTI.  You can find more details on my blog.
Gothic Witch digi:
Copics used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, C2; Dress and Hat - C5, C7, 100, BV00, V15, V09 - white gel pen for lace; Stockings and hat band: E08, YR04, YR18

Hi, Pami here with my Halloween make.  Today I have used this week's freebie image and Witchie Goth. Within Word I layered the two together, I wanted Witchie Goth in the foreground. I then coloured the image with Copics.  I played about a bit with the sky and in the end decided to go with orange to go with the orange and black theme.  For the background I laid down my darkest colour first and blended through to the lightest. I then went back over again a couple of times to soften the harsh lines.  

Get the digistamp here:
Here are the colours I used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04; Orange - YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E17, E18; Black/Grey - C3 through to C10

Hi all, its Jackie here with my Halloween card... I have used the  Witchie Digi Stamp, along with two of the fabby papers from the Witchie Witchie paper bundle...

I have coloured her with copic pens.  numbers as given: Skin E00, E11, E13, R20  ; Hat, shoes and trousers... C1, C3, C5, C7, C9;  Cape V000, V01, V04, V05 and V09; rest of card described on my blog. 

There's some gorgeous makes here this week! 
We'll be back on Friday with another Polkadoodles challenge so see you then and hope you have a great week of crafting!

Friday 19 September 2014

Week 38 - It's a Sketch - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Hey everyone, guess what?  It's Friday!!
Hope you have all had a fabulous crafting week.

Did you know that Polkadoodles is not just all about CD's and digital products?  

There are so many different items available in the Polkadoodles Shop.
Everything from clear and rubber stamps, lots of new Christmas stamps too if you are ready to get organised, papers, embellishments, you name it......Individual Digital stamps and collections for immediate download!
Why not grab a tea/coffee and go take a browse!
There really are some super yummy products in the store!

As a special token of our appreciation Nikky decided it was time we had a little discount code especially for all you blog readers who join us every week
So, simply enter code PDBL0010 
and you will save a 
huge fat 10% off everything 
in the shop until Tuesday! 
WOW!!! Go grab some bargains! 

We have a new challenge for you for this fortnight......it's a sketch.

You can interpret this how you wish and the hearts can be any shape you like.
You do not have to use Polkadoodles products on your creations to enter our challenges.
You have until noon GMT, Friday 3 October to enter.
Please follow our rules which can be found in the side bar here ------>

The winner of this challenge will receive 4 Digi downloads 
 of their choice from the store.

The Design Team have done an amazing job with this wonderful sketch so here's the teams' inspiration for you....

Scatty Jan - What a lovely sketch this time - I used the fantastic Work and Play Festive Hollybobs collection. The flower and holly have been layered to give some depth.

Karon - I am not really one for sketches, as I am not very good.  However, I love this sketch and it was so easy to use.  I replaced the two hearts with the two main characters from the new Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD.  All the papers and embellishments are from this wonderful CD.  The sentiment is from the Cherryblossom Lane CD.  I distressed all the edges and inked them up.

Samantha K - I have used the Work and Play 6 collection to create my card. I have used the barmaid image merged with part of the barman image, to create a more fuller bar scene :) This image is perfect whether giving to a friend who likes to celebrate or someone that works behind a bar.You can find more details and photos on MY BLOG

Cheremane - I have used the papers from Pretty Sweet Cd I adore the girls on this disk and the papers really are stunning. I decided this time to let the papers speak for themselves on my inspiration as you really can't beat having the perfect papers at your finger tips ready to print when you need them and not only that you can print as many as you want.

Melanie -  I love using sketches - it's great how you're freed up to think about colours, images and embellishments without worrying about placement - the results are always fabulous! I used the Work & Play 6 CD again for this one. The cleaning lady is such a fab image and I love that vacuum-patterned paper! I made the coiled flowers by tightly curling a strip of patterned paper using a quilling tool. Some bright felt flowers added an extra splash of colour while some lilac gems and buttons finished the effect.

Asha - Yes.... I made a Christmas card. It's hard to say no to the Festive Hollybobs CD. Lots of layering made easy with scrumptious papers from the CD. Not to mention tons of embellishments, digis and sentiments to choose from. Extras from my stash: bits of ribbon and 3 red bling ... that's all it needs!

AnnaRecently I am delighted with the new Winston collection from Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD . However, even though this time I used papers from this collection for die cut elements, I decided to do something different - not with bears or other cute pictures but a card for a wedding. Besides, the hearts in the maps inspired me to to something wedding themed. Additional elements, which give this card a pretty touch are my favorite tulle, flowers, crystals and beads on a string.

Lou: I have used Winston (from the Winston Deluxe Papercrafting CD) to create my birthday card. All elements for my card are from the CD. I have coloured Winston with my PrismaColour pencils.

SusanI have used Amelia 15 from the Polka Doodles CD,  Pretty Sweet. I have coloured her with my Copic pens. Background papers and sentiment are also from the same cd.

Fabulous creations from my teamies, don't you agree?!

Now it's your turn to get creating and enter our challenge
by following the above sketch - we can't wait to see how you interpret it.
Don't forget there is a limit of two entries per person.
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