Friday, 26 September 2014

Mid-challenge inspiration with Polkadoodles

Hello again,

We're mid-challenge over at the Polkadoodles challenge blog so I'm here to offer some DT mid-challenge inspiration :) 

The theme - a sketch as you can see above; I have used Kraft card as the backing mat to all my papers and the delicious papers are all from the Pretty Sweet CD collection from Polkadoodles. 
I have distressed the edges of each layer and then added a little Tim Holtz frayed burlap distress ink to the edges to add to the effect.

The image is Amelia Roses and she is from the Pretty Sweet CD collection but is also available on her own for digi download!  How fabulous is that :D

 I have coloured Amelia with my Graph'it Markers in the following tones:
Skin: 4120, 4115, 4155, 4145
Hair: 1210, 1230, 1280, 3110
Clothes: 5125, 5110, 5140, 9201, 9203, 9205
I added a little stamped postage mark around her, using frayed burlap ink (second generation print) before I distressed and matted her.

The fabulous bunting is a cut file from the NEW Winston CD - seriously, that collection is so full you will be using it on everything for ages!!!

To make sure I got back to the sketch!  I added:
I added flowers and then die cuts from Tattered lace called Florentine Corner - which cut so easily on the Kraft card! A large heart die cut from my sillouette under the image (distress inked too), lace across the middle also distressed inked and I think that's it!  I left off one heart from the sketch but if I won't tell if you don't lol and with a bit of luck the boss won't see haha

I hope you like it and I look forward to you joining us for the Polkadoodles challenge.

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xx

Glitter and Sparkle - 103 use pink
TTCRD - anything goes 23/9 2of2
Tattered Lace - Sept holidays (mine is summer in the garden, best way to spend time)
Graph'it Marker challenge - 39 use pink
Creative Fingers - anything goes 50
4Krafty Girls - 27 AG
Moving along with the times - recipe 123
A Creative Romance - in the garden
Crafting at the weekend - Sept AG
The Ribbon Girle - 23/9 Sept colour challenge - pastels
Kraftyhands challenge - Sept; Autumn colours (soft pastels in the garden, green and Kraft papers) 



  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  2. I love the muted colour palette very pretty and fabulous colouring!

  3. This is gorgeous Sandie, I love the image and the embellishments are fabulous.
    Linda xxx

  4. pretty pretty! Y x

  5. Hi Sandie back again with my Tattered Lace DT hat on! Thank you for joining our challenge this month. Good Luck
    Linda xxx
    TL DT

  6. This is such a pretty card - totally love the image and beautiful embellies.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Gina x

  7. Beautiful card so pretty, thank you for joining us over at the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge. Hugs Jeanette. xx

  8. Such a cute image Sandie and fabulous detail.

  9. great card :) I love the colours :)

  10. Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  11. What an adorable card! I really like the image, beautifully coloured, and all your gorgeous flowers and details! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Must Use Pink challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  12. A beautiful image for this lovely card .I admire your embellishing too . Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

  13. this is gorgeous - pink and brown work sooo well together - thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle this week - Vic, DT x

  14. Sandie, this is beautiful. Love all the layers and sweet image. TFS

  15. Gorgeous! I love that little banner and the flowers are so pretty. I of course love the image too, that Nikky is a talented girl. I do love the Winston collection, it has something for everything! And those bears!!! Thank you for joining our Pink challenge at the Colouring Crazy Challenge for Graph'It. I hope to see you back again! ~ Lizzy DT

  16. Yes Sandie I like it, love how you've used the sketch and your colouring is as usual great.
    Jenny x

  17. oops forgot to say .... thanks so much for joining us at Graph'It Colouring Challenge
    Claire xx

  18. Wow Sandie this is so beautiful, I love how you have coloured that sweet image and what an amazing design it looks truly wonderful.
    lorraine x

  19. Thank you for sharing at Kraftyhands, what a gorgeous card pretty delicate colours and fabulous image.
    Hugs Julie x

  20. Lovely card and great colors! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  21. So pretty! Love the colours you've used. Thanks joining the Graph'It Marker Challenge. Claire x


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