Saturday, 21 May 2016

Polka Doodles 7th Birthday Mash Up

I am kicking off the 2nd week of the Polka Doodles Birthday celebrations with my own mash-up - Woohoo.

As this anniversary is normally called the "7 year itch", the Polka Doodles team have embraced the prickly feeling by scratching that itch and mixing/scratching up some new images ... get the pun? Corny we know but the team have had great fun. So to embrace the “itchy scratch” the Polka Doodles team have thrown caution to the wind and “scratched up” a different kind of birthday celebration.

The birthday celebrations will be running for 2 weeks and each day someone from the Polka Doodles
 team will be sharing their “mixed/scratched up” image. It’s been all hush hush and secret squirrel too as no one knows who has been busy creating what and when they will be revealing their image... so the Polka Doodles team get to join in the fun too. To add an extra layer of itchy fun, everyone has also been colouring up the new “scratched/mixed up” images, (still not knowing who designed them) and they will be sharing via their blogs and on Facebook.

We really have scratched things up ... new merged images, no one knows who created what and no one knows when they’ll be sharing them ...!

Please do take the opportunity to visit the 
Polka Doodles team and see their new digi images because you will find a discount code (or two) along your way that you can use in the Polka Doodles shop.

I went to town a bit on this one, as I wanted to create a beautiful 'Fairy Garden' scene.  I used images from several collections:-



Sticks & Bones Tortoise                                  Illy Bug Love Toadstools

Here is the finished result

She has been coloured with a few different mediums - Copics, Graph-Its, Lyras, Gold & White Gel Pens and Copper Stickles. I had an accident right at the end colouring her hair, with a huge green blob, but a bit of patience and the magic of a Copic blender pen, seem to have masked it very well - phew.

Finally I did't want to just make a card, so I used a shadow box frame to display my Fairy Garden and added a sentiment from the Silhouette store, cut in black vinyl.

I hope you like my mix up, I know I enjoyed creating and colouring it.

So pop over to our Facebook page to join in the birthday fun and see all the fabulous projects created by the DT and enjoy the rest of the celebrations.

You can find all Things Polka Doodles with the following links.

Thanks so much for visiting. Have a lovely day!

Challenges Entered:-

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Flower Power
Time Out - May all your weeds be Wild Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - Flowers
Fab n Funky - No Designer Paper
Pink Gem - Flowers
Crafty Friends - Summertime
Lets Colour Linky Party - Something Coloured
One Stitch at a Time - Hot Colours


  1. wow stunning, love the two collections together, your coloring is amazing. Happy Birthday to Polkadoodles. Thankyou for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenges for our ATG challenge. Hope you pop on by again Lynda DT xx

  2. Super cuteness! Thanks for joining Craft Rocket Challenge~

  3. Absolutely fabulous fabbbbbbby fabulous xx

  4. Love the magical image and fabulous colouring looks great in a shadow box frame--Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

  5. Great image and colouring! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

  6. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Summer Time’ challenge with your lovely project... it looks absolutely stunning, beautiful colouring of a great image. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge]

  7. Beautiful creation Julie! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  8. Wow what a lot of colouring and it is just brilliant. So worth it in the end, what a wonderful creation.

  9. Gorgeous project - thanks so much for joining as over at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog.

  10. Totally stunning colouring. I'm in awe. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

  11. Absolutely amazing, Julie. Stunning colors and images!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters & Creatures Linky Party

  12. Gorgeous project, thank you for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck!

    Donna x


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