Friday, December 5, 2014

Secret Santa and Polkadoodles !

Hello everyone, I have a special post for you today!  Polkadoodles has tasked us with something very special for December.  The challenges this month (only) will be changed to our Secret Santa Special!  We (DT) have been given a secret recipient, whom we must make a card for, and you must guess who its for!  Each of us has another DT member to design a special Christmas card for, and I am going to give you 4 clues as to who my special recipient is.  If you have come here from the Polkadoodles Challenge blog, you would have received the first of 5 clues already :)  If you haven't been there yet, you really do need to back there :P

So, let's start this off by introducing my Christmas card.  I used the Maddie with Present digital image, along with some festive elements from the Festive Hollybobs Collection.

Maddie with Present designed by Polkadoodles

I colored this sweet image using my Prismacolor pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  PC914, 1034, 945, 948
Skin:  PC927, 939, 1081
Dress:  PC924, 925, 937, 935, 1059, 1041
Gifts:  PC924, 937, 938, 1005, 911, 950, 935
Roses:  PC924, 925, 937
Boots & Socks:  PC1059, 1041, 1085, 1099, 1082
Shadow:  PC1059, 1041
Wink of Stella Gold clear glitter pen

Maddie with Present designed by Polkadoodles

And now for my other 4 clues!

Are you ready?

Are you sure?

Ok, I'll stop teasing you.....but first let me tell you what happens when you pick the right name :)

One lucky winner will receive a digi image over and above the normal challenge prize. A random DT blog will be chosen and then a commentator from that blog will then be picked as the winner of a fab Polka Doodles digi image. So don't forget to visit all the DT and see if you can guess who has made for whom to be in with a chance to win,. All the details you need are on the main Polka Doodles challenge blog. You have up to Thursday 18th December (midnight GMT) to enter and the winners will be announced on Friday 19th December (GMT).

So, here are my clues:
1.  She lives between Liverpool and Manchester....and yes, that is in the UK :P
2.  The name of her blog really leaves us wondering (maybe we'll have to ask her how she came up with it!)
3.  In 2008 she wrote 39 blog posts.  Great job!
and.....last but not least...
4.  She and I have more than just coloring in common. (Yes, this is a tough one, and you'll have to check out a bit more around my blog to find out what it is...hehe)

Good luck!  I'll see you back here on December 18th!

Please remember to visit all of the DT blogs as well as the Polkadoodles Challenge blog!


  1. Stunning stunning card! Love love the image you chose and your colouring is amazing. Do you think you could teach me more on using Prisma pencils!!! :-) Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I love your coloring style! great card :)

  3. just beautiful. I adore the layered effect x

  4. Fabulous card Leah! Have a wonderful Christmas x

  5. Gorgeous card, your colouring is beautiful
    Claire xx