Friday, 6 January 2012

New Year, new challenge and big news at Polka Doodles!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

I hope the New Year will bring you lots of joy, health and happiness and of course lots of crafting!!! And to get your crafty mojo flowing we have a new Polka Doodles challenge to inspire you!

This week, we have a colour theme - we'd like your creation to be in shades of grey. And we also have a sketch for you to follow:

The lucky winner will receive a special set of Flexmarkers from Letraset - of course in shades of grey ;). And here is what I prepared for this challenge:

For my card I used papers from the Sundae of Seasons CD and the stamp from the Neighbours range. I really love this stamp, although I have not had a chance to ink it up before. The image was coloured with water colour pencils and cosmic shimmer water colour paints.

To embellish the card I used lots of die cuts, some old ones (from Nestabilities and Tim Holtz) and some new ones from Marianne Designs. I also added some vintage lace.

The piccies were taken using my brand new photo studio (with a super fabby light tent and special lamps) that I got from Santa for Christmas - thank you, Santa!!! Now, I just need to learn to use it to its best advantage lol ;).

The new year also brings new and super exciting news from Polka Doodles!

First of all, we are now launching a fabulous new craft club and magazine - Pen & Paper Circle club!!!
Each Club issue will include a special exclusive set of Polymer stamps, a printed paper pack, special Club offers and discounts PLUS our special, EXCLUSIVE CREATIVE CHRONICLE Club magazine which gives you 12 full colour step by step tutorials and inspiration on how to use your kit, with special projects from Nikky and the very talented Design Team. Each magazine issue will include special offers and news from Polka Doodles, together with a preview of the upcoming next issue.

Nikky has also started a new monthly challenge blog for our lovely junior crafters - Diddy Doodles Challenge Blog. To check out the very first challenge and the fabulous creations by the Junior DT members click here ;).

I hope you can join us for this challenge and we can't wait to see your fabulous creations!

Big hugs

Challenges for this card:

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Something old, something new
Heart Song Inspirations #29 - Anything goes
Make it Monday #70 - Anything goes
Stampalot Challenge Jan - Monochromatic
Through the Craft Room Door #17 - Monochromatic


Bea und Doreen said...

your card is so lovely

Michelle said...


Wow, you really created something beautiful for this challenge proving that shades of gray are anything but dull.

I love the added shimmer on the snowflakes and especially on the flower.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Dan said...

What an elegant card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Ephemera said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, the limited palette is just stunning. Love the stamp. May have to enter this as I got some flexmarkers for Christmas and they are soooo much better than promarkers I desperately need more LOL!! XXX

Terry said...

Joanna, this card is so pretty! Love the touches of yellow and glitter on the flower! The snowflakes are lovely touches! Hope you are doing well!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very elegant creation, beautifully layered. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

A pretty card Joanna, your colouring is superb.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

pinky said...

I need and want that stamp, your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Carol Q said...

you are clever Joanna. what an absolutely gorgeous card!

Enfys said...

Gorgeous card Joanna, loving all this grey this week. I'll be interested to see how you get on with your new 'studio'
big hugs
En xx

Lisa M said...

Just made an order this week from TH and MD and now after seeing your card, I cannot wait! Your amazing card is just so inspirational. Truly a work of art.

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

brenda said...

What a very pretty creation Joanna, I am always in awe of Nikky's wonderful artwork and you have certainly done her proud here.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

B x

Nancy Wethington said...

Gorgeous! Love everything about this. The monochromatic coloring is a beautiful mix with the snowflakes, house and layering. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Lana said...

Beautiful creation Joanna. It's so pretty! xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful winter creation, love the color schema and all the glittering on your card.

Linda R. said...

This card is gorgeous.. Love all the shimmery snow. I think grays are hard to work with. But you rocked it my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Daniele said...

this is sooooo special, love the sparkle and colouring

Sally H said...

so beautiful! Thanks so much for entering your lovely creation into this months monochromatic challenge at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Lawren said...

What a pretty card. Thank you for playing at Heart Song Inspirations.

Lawren - DT

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, this is totally gorgeous!!! What a special creation--it's dreamy!!

Lizzy said...

Such a lovely card. Beautiful colours.

Mel said...

Very lovely card, so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD Challenges.

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


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