Tuesday, 9 June 2015

It's Digi Choosday - Week 23 - Father's Day/Male Card

Hello everybody             

Welcome to another Tuesday and another great challenge over at Digi Choosday.

We are fast approaching Father’s Day (21st June 2015) and so this week’s challenge is ‘Father’s Day/Male card’.

Making this card has proved a dilemma in that there are so many great images to choose from in the Polka Doodles collections.  As I’m making this card for my dad (shhh… don’t tell him….ha ha ha) and he is a keen fisherman I’ve chosen one of the older Work & Play Collections, number 7, and the coloured fishing digi from that same collection and mixed it up with some of the ‘boy’ papers from the very very new Work & Play 11 Collection.  That’s the beauty of these Work & Play Collections…they mix and match absolutely wonderfully.

I’ve chosen a mixture of the papers from the collection and layered them on top of one another using my Do Crafts Designer and then highlighted the image with faux stitching using a black pen and the Graph It Shake It white pen and then touches of Glossy Accents on the water.  I’ve finished the card off by using a Versa Mark ink pad on the edges of the card and a bit of chiffon ribbon and a button from my stash and cut the Scrabble Tiles from the Work & Play Love Collection to spell out ‘Happy Father’s Day’ which again have been inked up on the edges with Versa Mark ink.

A very simple but effective card.

It just goes to show that if you’re not confident with your pens or pencils, then the images on the collections that come in colour are just as fabulous to use.  And as Nicky has mentioned on Create & Craft previously,  the images also lend themselves to those that are colouring up the black and white images as a guidance and inspiration for colour choices and blends and shades/tones to use.  It’s a win win situation with these fabulous collections.

Here is my crafty make this week:





These are the ingredients I have used:


  • 8x8 Square Card
  • Fishing coloured digi from the Work & Play 7 Collection (see thumb linky below for details)
  • Papers from the ‘boy’ collection on the Work & Play 11 Collection (see thumb linky below for details)
  • Scrabble Tiles from the Work & Play Love Collection (see thumb linky below for details)
  • Ultimate Graphic paper (for printing  the image/papers) (see thumb linky below for details)
  • Turquoise ribbon
  • Blue/silver shimmery button
  • Versa Magic Jumbo Java Ink
  • Pinflair Glue Gel
  • Glossy Accents
  • Black Marker
  • Shake It White Graph It pen

I can’t wait to see your creations this week.  And remember, it’s not just for cards, you can create ANYTHING you want from home d├ęcor to cards, just remember to follow the rules listed in the blog.

And not only can you win a fabulous prize if you are in the top 3/random prize winner but you can also grab your discount code.  How fab is that?  Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  Just search for Digi Choosday and Polka Doodles Crafting and ask to join the groups to join in all the fun.  It’s a great community group to join in with and show off your Polka Doodles makes.  There’s always one of the Design Team around to have a natter with and offer guidance and inspiration, so don’t be shy….head on over there right now!!!    


Tanya x




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