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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Winner is.....

 No finished card from me today, I'll tell you why later, but I thought you would like to see a work in progress - colouring this sweet little boy image from the Magical Winter CD, also by Polkadoodles

I started colouring the darkest areas in Cobalt Blue ProMarker.....

Then extended that colour using China Blue, going over the parts already coloured as well....

Then filled in the rest using Pastel blue. I used tan and caramel for the rest of the clothes, coral and sunkissed pink for the face, and caramel and umber for the hair. 

Some liquid pearls for mistletoe berries, and a bit of glitter on the snow, and he is ready to go - drop by tomorrow to see the finished card....

I am back home from the Lakes. We had an exhausting day on Saturday when the three of us went into a sort of retail frenzy - here I am, taking a breather surrounded by just some of the shopping bags we were carting around, we could have done with a couple of pack horses to help us.....

After this excess of shopping, things went a bit downhill for me as I went down with some sort of virus and spent the rest of the weekend in the cottage, on the sofa, feeling sorry for myself. My husband thinks that this is definitive proof that too much shopping is very bad for you.......

Now on to the winner of the Bonbon Belles Cd from Polkadoodles, I used random.org and the winner is


Congratulations, send me your address and I will get your prize in the post. Enjoy

See you tomorrow x


  1. Beautiful card...gorgeous image and colours.
    Many congratulations to the winner :)

  2. That's a lot of shopping bags you have there....any good crafty stuff in them?
    Hugs, Renee

  3. Loving the colouring on that little cutie.

    Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling too great - hope you are on the mend.

    Toni xx

  4. Oh My! If anyone didn't know what a "retail frenzy" was, one look at that pic would explain it all. You must have found oodles of treasures, because your arsonal of shopping bags is larger than you are Enfys. It's no wonder you stopped for a breather ... even with help, I don't know how you managed to cart so many bags at one time. I can just picture you, browsing through shop after shop ... all the while, carting around a collections of bags that continue accumulate in size and number. I'm sorry to hear that your day ended on a bit of a bad note - catching a bug or virus is never fun ... and even worse when you are away from home. Hope you are feeling better now.

    Congrats to POPPYLUVA. I know she will adore her new Polkadoodles Bonbon Belles CD!

    BTW, thanx for the brief coloring tutorial ... you do such lovely work, and I loved seeing it in progress.

  5. Thank you for the coloring lesson. I need the help. I just know the card will be fabulous as always.
    Sorry to hear you were ill on your getaway, what a bummer. Shopping is good for the soul; it only makes the bank account a little ill.

  6. I always thought that shopping was s CURE for feeling poorly, not the cause!! Hope you're feeling on top form now. Love the little boy - what a cutie. Congrats to Poppyluva. Pat x

  7. Beautiful little boy!! Too funny about the shopping...hope your feeling better by now!!

  8. Can't wait to see what you do with that lovely little guy you colored.
    Hope you are feeling better now and that you can enjoy whatever you bought on your retail frenzy!

  9. You definitely needed a pack horse from the looks of the huge bags you were toteing around. Thanks for the tip on coloring.

  10. congrats to the winner! and luv'd your card..but when I looked up the phrase "retail frenzy" in the dictionary...that exact pic of you popped up...lol and I didn't know shopping was hazardous to your health

  11. Thanks for sharing your tips on colouring. I need to improve mine. Looks like you had a great trip. Hope you feel better soon.
    Well done to the winner.

  12. No l disagree with your hubby retail therapy is a good cure for any ailment.....lol so sorry though that you was laid up hope your better now great colouring thank you for sharing this and congrats to the winner xx

  13. Lol I must agree with your hubby! You really look like you shopped until you dropped!!! Love the card and the tips. Congrats to Poppyluva



  14. I love how easy you make it look to color images. I just wish mine came out as nice as yours. Practice, Practice, Practice I guess. Sorry you weren't feeling well after your shopping spree. Glad you got the shopping done first. Hope you are doing better now.


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Enfys x