Saturday, 2 January 2016

Polka doodles Frosted Octavia in Pencils

Welcome to my very first post of 2016, and a very Happy New Year to all of my followers!

Today I thought I would post something slightly Christmassy, but really more 'winterish', in the form of this gorgeous Octavia dig stamp and a stunning background - both from the Octavia Frosted  CD.
I decided to be brave with my pencils this time around, using Lyras, which have emerged from my craft cupboard after having been bought quite a few years ago now.

I am not the best at pencil colouring and would love to see some tutorials on You Tube or the like to help with my technique, but I guess, like everything else, it's all about practice, practice, practice.

The challenges are starting up again, now that the New Year is here, so here are some that I would like to enter:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sharon x


  1. Beautiful card and loved that you made use of the backgrounds! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  2. Fabulous. I'm so glad you used Octavia she's one of my favourites. Thank you for joining in with Anything Goes! at Polkadoodles

  3. This is a beautiful card Sharon. The soft tones of the pencils look lovely against the background greys.
    Happy New Year

  4. Wow I love this Xmas Card and just love the background and you have done marvelously with your pencils too.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget, we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge for all winners from each and every category from these monthly Challenges in March 2016.
    Hope you keep entering each month.
    Annette DT Leader

  5. Sweet image and a pretty card. Colouring looks great to me!. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. Your beautifully coloured image looks lovely against the snowy background and I think your pencil colouring is gorgeous...but have fun practicing anyway!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  7. Very pretty card and I think you did an amazing job with the pencils - gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoo

  8. This is just gorgeous thank you for joining us at the WWODTC we rally appreciate your support
    Michelle DT

  9. This is lovely, Sharon, I love how your beautiful colouring stands out against the subtle background! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  10. I don't know, I think beautiful pretty much sums up your card! I love gorgeous coloring and beautiful scene you've set up. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge this fortnight!

  11. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us over at The Pencil Case Colouring challenge

  12. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  13. Waw this looks really gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  14. Lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles.

    Hugs Helen P x

  15. Fabulous card and love your colouring. Many thanks for joining in with the "Anything Goes" challenge at Polka Doodles (DT)

  16. This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Creative Ladybirds Creations. Sue Dt xx


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon