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It's Digi Choosday Day - Week 1 - Clean & Simple

Hello everybody             

Happy New Year everybody!!  Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and are ready to start again all refreshed and energised.  We’re back up and running with the Digi Choosday blog after a well earned rest for the DT team. 
We’ve made our first challenge nice and simple (to some that is.  Lol) because the challenge this week is ‘CLEAN AND SIMPLE’.
I really struggle to keep my cards simple as I love layers and decoupage and ribbon and other embellies and like to stick oodles on my cards.  However, I think I’ve nailed the challenge on the head this time with just using embellishments available on two collections The Eden Big Kahuna Collection (available on download and CD) and also the utterly adorable Rose Budd collection (also available on CD and download).  Just click on the Thumb Linkies below for details of the collections.
Here is my make:            

These are the ingredients I have used:
6x6 card
Ultimate Graphic paper for the printing
Jar/vase from the Rose Budd Collection
Bird and sentiment and butterflies from the Eden Collection
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Tea Dye
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

I’m so excited for what this year holds for us all in crafting world and also excited to see your entries for our first challenge of the year, so what you waiting for, get on with some crafting folks. Maybe you could start your crafting journey by using something you had given to you for Christmas.

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?  The discount code only lasts for 24 hours so you’d better head off over there right now to grab it. 

Why not join in our Facebook groups as well.  Just search for Digi Choosday and Polkadoodles Crafting and The Pencil Case and the Inky Pinkies 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 Polkadoodles 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!!!    

If you would like a Guest Design Team Position on the Digi Choosday team, just have a look at our blog posts and you’ll find the details at the top of the blog page on a tab.  Good luck if you’re entering!!!

Take care

Tanya x


Jane Savage said…
So delicate and beautiful, Tanya! Love it!
I’m excited to see what 2016 has in store for us too! (Lottery win would be nice!!) Happy New Year! xxx
Aunty Sue said…
wow loving this great idea with the gloss on the image. Love it
fiona walker said…
Hi Tanya
Happy new year to you this is fantastic, I love it it truly pops with the glossy accents you have used.
Fiona x
trulyjewellery said…
Happy New Year, beautiful elegant design, like the glossy accent added to the case :)
Moni said…
Happy New Year Tanya!!!! Love the effect with the glossy accents and glitter. Beautiful card.
Julie Odil said…
Great idea to use all the glossy accents on this. I love how it looks!
Stunning creation Tanya, I love the sparkle and the glossy accents you added, those butterflies are amazing!! Happy New Year:) Hugs!! Audrey
Gorgeous, love the shimmer on the vase and that gorgeous bird. Great job
Linda Simpson said…
This is fabulous Tanya! Love the glaze on the vase.
Linda xxx
Christy Designs said…
Beautiful coloring and love how you use glossy accent on the vase.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge this week.
Judy McKay said…
Very pretty card. Love the soft colors. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT
Anjie said…
Really lovely card. The glossy accents is a fab idea.
Lynda said…
wow you did a stunning job! so elegant and pretty xx
Helen said…
Very elegant - the Glossy Accents finish it perfectly.

All the best for 2016

Helen x

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