Thursday, 6 March 2014

It's all "Work and Play" at Polka Doodles

Well Nikky has done it again and brought out a fantastic new series of designs called "Work and Play" (collection 1) which is packed to the rafters and is the first in a series of designs.


I have been a lucky bunny and had the collection early (fist in the air moment screaming YES), and was drawn to the drummer image straight away. I think it was the hair that did it for me ... lol

I should admit from the start (guiltily) that I haven't coloured with any alcohol markers for nearly 6 months (I know) as have been using distress inks, pan pastels or pencils recently but loved getting my Promarkers out and colouring up this image. Slightly miffed as for some bizarre reason Santa missed bringing me my GraphIt Markers this Christmas and I know, yes I definitely know, I was a good girl all year too ...

The hardest bit for me was getting in to the groove of the highlighting and getting to know my blender pen again. Thankfully my pens forgave me for my neglect.

I have used papers from the music section of the CD to create my backgrounds and embellished it further by cutting some stars out in complimentary colours. Added stars are from Doobadoo as they were just the right size to add that little extra. Finally I dusted off my brads (have far too many) and added some to my card. I even found ones with stars on too! The sentiment is also from the CD but the "son" wording was made using Thickers.

Phew, am I glad it's Friday as it been a rather long to say the least and I need the 2 days off. Have a great Friday everyone and don't forget that ....

Doobadoo UKs own challenge blog start tomorrow, Saturday 8th March .... "We Do Doobadoo" ... oh how very exciting,

x x x

List of products used on my card:
 ** Work & Play Collection 1    Glitter Shake - Graph'It Markers  Graph'It Shake WHITE pen duo     

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - manly/boyish
Crafty Creations - Happy Birthday
Digistamps4joy - birthday sentiment
Divas by design - for the boys
Nutcrafters - boys, boys, boys
The Sisterhood of Crafters - one for the boys
Ladybug Crafts Ink - one for the boys
Craft your passion - birthday bonanza
The Pink Elephant - birthday
The Purple Haze - use a digi image


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Well, you certainly haven't lost our coloring touch! This is fabulous! Awesome design too! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ONE FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and a fab

Lisbeth K said...

Lovely image and beutiful design, really fun looking at all the details you have added :)Thank you for sharing with us at TTPH this week, but you have disqualified yourself for a prize by entering to many challenges (10 including ours).

Lisbeth @ Lisbeths hobbyer
DT Through The Purple Haze

Claire Boelema said...

Love this card Lou! Santa didn't bring me any GI's either so I had convince the OH to buy them ;) xxx

Lisa B said...

WOWSERS this card is gorgeous. Colored perfectly!!! Definitely fits our challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Thanks for sharing!

Alljazzed2create said...

OMG! How fund and adorable.. Love all the elements in this card. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH. Unfortunately you have entered 2 many challenges for a prize..

DT Pam

Sara Stacey said...

Lovely card x


Michelle said...

Fantastic this card. I love the colours and the sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning image, colouring and card Lou.

Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Debbie said...

This is a fun,fantastic card and fits our challenge beautifully.Loving your attention to detail.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

craftinka said...

Cool card! Love the composition ;)...thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck. Hugs, Justyna x

Lori said...

OMGOSH, Lou! This is amazing! Love everything about your card - all the stars, your layout, and your coloring is fantastic! Awesome "boy" card! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxoo

Ashley said...

LOVE your card! All of the elements work together perfectly, and your coloring job is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at TTPH!


Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD A BIRTHDAY SENTIMENT’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Rebekah said...

Awesome creation just love this thanks for playing at Divas by design Hugs Rebekah xx

kanda said...

This really is a fabulous male card. Love all the details and your drummer is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

Susan said...

Wonderful card for a man.
Perfect !!
Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink....Susan x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Awesome card and thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters for the recent challenge and good luck :)
hugs and xxx

Anna Jasiolek said...

You have prepared a wonderful B'day card, perfect for our challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges. Thank you for joining us and I hope you will join us again in our new challenge 'Holidays'.
Anna xxx