Friday, 29 November 2013

Wk 23... Vintage Polka dots Graph'It marker challenge

Hi everyone, welcome to another Graph'It marker challenge! 
Firstly, we'd like to wish all our friends in the USA a very 
Happy Thanksgiving
we give thanks here to you all for reading and joining in with this fab blog each week, thankyou all so much! And also of course, thanks to all the rest of our readers around the world, wherever you may be! We appreciate your support!

Did you get to watch our Create and Craft TV show with Nikky yesterday? Sellouts across the board, fantastic! The word is certainly spreading about our lovely Graph'Its and we know that everyone who tries them usually falls in love just like we all have! Don't forget, they also mix with your other markers too so they are a great addition to your marker collections and we have LOADS of colours that are not found in other brands too. If you didn't see the show you might be able to see repeats here  - well worth checking out the fabulous hints and tips from Nikky! If you missed the fantastic new marker sets which were absolute bargains You can get them from Premium Craft Brands here or from here. If you struggle with where to start choosing colours then you must check out the new Nikky's Choice set which is a really special deal - it sold out on the show yesterday but there is a different version of this set here available now and exclusively, in very limited quantities!

If you bought the 36 wallet pack on the show and want the colour chart for the front of your wallet you can download it here.

We will be adding samples from the team over the next few days to tempt you with so make sure you keep checking our posts each day : )

Here is the great demo that Nikky made on the show - don't you just LOVE the Ombre hair effect? She's promised to do a YouTube of this really soon so we'll let you know once it's posted up!

 Did you see the new Graph'It Glitter Shake pens? Oh my, they are AWESOMELY good! Nikky has been nagging for a few things she thinks we need and we love that the Graph'It people really listen to what we need as crafters, it shows what a great brand they are! You can get them from Premium Craft Brands here or from here.

Nikky has been nagging for some time about needing WHITE PENS...and finally last week she got her wish! The new Graph'It Shake White - woohoo!! She has been road testing these for a couple of weeks now and is happy to report they are fantastic with really dense coverage and they don't clog up - sooo important!
These are so hot off the press that even the DT don't have them yet, they're so jealous! You can get them from Premium Craft Brands here or from here.

So, let's get on with the show and today's challenge and winners!...
As you know, we choose a random winner each week to win our Graph'It goodies - 
today's Random winner for Week 21 as chosen by this week is No 3 KBrandy4 - well done Hazel!! 
Email us here to claim your prize!
Our Top 3 favourites from Week 21 are: 
No 20 Leona, No 54, Coops and No 42 Jessie L - well done ladies, your work was fabulous, feel free to take your blinkies from the sidebar! 

So onto the we are asking the team and YOU to show us your 
Vintage makes using some Polka Dots...
so pretty easy really to join in! 
You have until Sunday 8th December at noon to enter and the winner will receive a Graph'It goodie bag! The winner of this challenge will be announced on Fridya 13th December - lucky for some!

Ok, let's get to the inspirational stuff...

Claire C I've coloured up one of the adorable angels from the PolkaDoodles CD Angelberry Christmas and created some polkadots with the blender pen...
Colours used: Dress: 1270, 1180, 1230,1210, 9402, blender
Skin: 4180, 4155, 4145, 4115, 5125, 5110
Hair: 3125, 3110, 1270, 1140

Iris - I just couldn't resist when I saw this little cute snowman on the Polkadoodles 'A Home For Christmas' CD. Polka dots on Snowy's hat as well as in my background papers.
 Markers used:
Red: 5280, 3180, 5240, 5220
Green: 8290, 8280, 8260, 8220
Snow: 9103, 9101, 9100
Beige: 3210, 4110
Orange: 2130, 2110, 2105
Cheeks: 4145
Brown: 3140, 3125, 3110, 4170
Blender Pen

Suzi - I adore Vintage cards, but tend to struggle with them, so my project for this week is a little bit Vintage and a little bit Retro!  It's got Polka dots and features a beautiful image by Emma Canning available in the Polkadoodles Store.
Markers used;
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170, 4145
Hair: 9100, 9102, 7119, 6290
Wings: 9100. 9102 & Silver Glitter Shake Pen
Dress and Shoes: 5240, 5255, 5280
Background: 9100, 9102

Jane: I love making vintage cards, I have used some lovely shabby chic papers for my card and an Emma Canning image from Polkadoodles. I added vintage style lace and a lovely crochet flower topper with a vintage button. I added my polka dots to the books using the blender pen.
Markers used:
Skin: 4175, 4115, 4155
Hair: 3160, 3110, 3140, 3125
Blue: 7240, 7220, 7210
Yellow: 1250, 1150
Pink: 5125, 5210
Polka dots: Blender

So there is our inspiration from the fabulously talented Graph'It team this week, brilliant as ever!...

You have until  Sunday 8th December at noon GMT to enter below by adding your creation to Mr Linky below - don't forget you have the chance to win a fabulous prize! 
The winner of this challenge will be announced on Friday 13th December here on this blog. 
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1. All entries MUST follow the challenge theme. 2. Please link your blog post and not your blog address with the linky tool - this saves us from searching your blog for your entry.  3. No back-linking to previous posts - these will be disregarded from our voting.
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  1. Woohoo! Thank you so much for drawing my name as the lucky winner and congrats to the top 3!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

  2. Oh my gosh - the DT's cards are just OUTSTANDING; and I could look at Iris's card for hours on end! It's exquisite!!!

  3. The DT samples are just amazing!And Nikki's ombre colouring is stunning.Thanks for a great challenge.
    Lisa x

  4. Gorgeous DT creations, stunning colouring.
    I have added my entry but please feel free to delete it if necessary as I don't have many polka dots so am not sure about it!
    Sue xx


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