Happy Birthday – Polkadoodles

Happy 7th birthday Polkadoodles.

As this anniversary is normally called the “7 year itch”, the Polkadoodles 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 Polkadoodles 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 Polkadoodles 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 Polkadoodles 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 Polkadoodles 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 Polkadoodles shop


Happy Birthday - Polkadoodles, character - Serenity Princess, mushrooms - Bonbon Belles, sentiment - Serenity collection


Step by Step

1. I started with the “mixed/scratched up” image, made using the Serenity Princess character and the mushrooms from the Bonbon Belles collection, I added the sentiment “Hoping you have a Magical Day” from the Serenity collection, using my graphics program.

2. I grouped the “mixed/scratched up” image with the sentiment and resized.

3. Once I’d printed the image, used a Tattered Lace oval die to die the image.

4. Coloured the mushrooms using Copic pens and added the white dots using a Graph’it white shaker pen.

5. Coloured Serenity with a combination of Copic pens and Sakura Stardust pens, I think being a fairy she need some twinkle!

6. Used blue pearlescent Pan Pastels to colour the background and to frame the oval I used a black Sakura micron pen to add the wiggly line around the edge of the oval.

7. Using the Tattered Lace oval dies I cut a larger mat from red card stock to adhere the coloured image.

8. Cut two ovals from white card stock, larger than the red mat, again using the Tattered Lace oval dies. Scored one of the ovals, at approx 3.5cm, and adhered the small section to the other oval to create the card blank.

9. Using 3D foam pads I adhered the design to the card blank.

10. Finally, I added the paper flowers using Pinflair 3D glue gel and a couple of pieces foliage, cut from white card stock using Tattered Lace dies.


Don’t forget to check what the rest of the Polkadoodles team have been creating too for the Polkadoodles Birthday celebrations, you’ll  find lots of inspirations and maybe a discount code or two over on the DT blogs, check out the Facebook Polkadoodles Crafting group where you’ll find the DT sharing there inspiration 🙂


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Calender Challenge – May – Things With Wings

Crafty Friends Challenge – #31 – In The Garden

Scrapper’s Delights Challenge – #55 – Anything Goes






7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday – Polkadoodles

  1. Helen Haines says:

    This is so pretty Gail love the colours and a great design. thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Helen DT


  2. Bev says:

    A very pretty card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining in our ‘Things with wings’ challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


  3. webmeister says:

    What a fun and cheerful project, love the layering and mix of images 🙂
    Thank you for joining in at the Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog. – MsWipz


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