Friday, 14 November 2014

Polkadoodles #46: Clean And Simple

Woohoo....It's Friday and time for a new Polka Doodles challenge. And for the anti-Woohoo news: it's a CAS challenge. I was reminded repeatedly that the project should be simple, lots of white space, not over-embellished and definitely NO CHOCOLATES. So I made this:

I used Libby the gypsy girl from the Fredericka Mini CD collection and dressed her up in Christmassy colours with the help of Graph'It markers. You can also download Libby as a single digistamp.

The sentiment is from Gingerbread Twist. I wanted to make a Christmas card with a twist and the "Naughty or Nice?"  seemed an appropriate greeting, given my fertile imagination! I think this card will do nicely for a certain bachelor friend of the family. If Libby were to turn up at his door on Christmas eve, that will be his holiday wish sorted! LOL.

As promised, no chocolates BUT while no one was looking little gold choc wrapper landed in her basket. Some gold stitching, 3 eyelets, (quite) a few Liquid Pearl droplets and it's done.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

Hair: Warm Greys 08, 06, 04
Skin: Cotton, Flannel, Nude, Skin, Light Caramel, Peach

Red: Ruby, Lipstick, Tomato, Coral
Green: Amazon, Sequoia, Forest, Normandy
White: Neutral Greys 01, 02, 03 
Basket: Cacao, Sienna, Cognac

And on the inside I used the flower and sentiment from A Home For Christmas CD Collection:

Libby's taking her basket of festive cheer to these challenges:

Brown Sugar #120: AG
Sister Act #83: AG Card Only
Delightful Challenges: Happy Holidays
C.R.A.F.T. #285: Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow: Non Traditional Christmas
CHNC #202: Keep It Flat
CHNC Extra November: AG Christmas

Now it's over to you, my friends. Create a project and link it up over at Polka Doodles Challenge blog by Noon (UK Time) November 20th. The winner will receive a fabulous bundle of digis from the Polkadoodles store.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. It's almost the weekend... plenty of time for crafting ahead! And again I say "Woohoo"!



  1. Wow! i ADORE this one Asha xx the layout, the colouring and that insert are just gorgeous xx and the stitching is so pretty x
    Sandie xx

  2. This is gorgeous Asha. Love the rich colours.

  3. Wow Asha, what brilliant colouring!! Amazing!! xx

  4. Beautiful card - fabulous colouring and love those colours. TFS and have a great weekend.

  5. OOOO such an excellent card. Great job on the challenge, as I struggle with CAS as well, even tho I love the finished look :)

  6. Fabulous CAS design here Asha!! I love the added stitching and your coloring looks beautiful my friend!! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

  7. This is so beautifully colored! Well done! I love the gold texture you've added to the basket.

  8. A sweet card and any many's tongue would fall out if Karen Valentine showed up (harking to a 70's TV movie). I love the colouring of her-so rich and nicely done and always the beautiful stitching. My stitching would be very crooked:)

  9. Lovely image and so beautifully coloured, great design and all together a gorgeous card Asha, hugs Kate x

  10. WOW Asha this is so beautiful you have coloured that image to perfection a fabulous clean and simple style card
    lorraine x

  11. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Gorgeous CAS card Asha, I like the sweet image
    Kevin xx

  13. So cute and love the way you colored her. She is a cutie.

  14. fabulous card for a single man! And CAS!! You go girl xx

  15. Beautiful CAS card Asha and beautifully coloured too

  16. Pretty CAS, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  17. Ashaaa wooooooowwwww too adorable
    the red color on her dress so vibrant and great coloring too and the add of the gold on the basket yeaaah you are clever Asha

    I ADORE THIS love love
    hugs, Monika

  18. Wow, you sure accomplished what you were aiming for! Fantastic coloring, beautifully CAS!

  19. What kind of evil restriction is that, no chocolate??? AUGH! I love this sassy beauty, and the gold foil in her basket is luscious!

  20. This is awesome for that special Naughty someone. Love the coloring and the inside sentiment. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of Happy Holidays.

  21. Another beautifully coloured card Asha xx

  22. WOW, Asha! Incredible CAS card. That gold wrapper is a delightful touch covering the basket. :-D

  23. She looks amazing Asha, beautiful coloring!!! This is CAS style at its best! xx

  24. Love this Asha and your colouring is amazing.
    Jenny x


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